Talk:World Archives Project: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Immigration Records, Special Boards of Inquiry, 1893-1909

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Feel free to add to or edit information in this discussion tab as necessary. Please take time to become familiar with the General Keying Standards and be sure to read all instructions on the main project page. (Please note that in case of a discrepancy, project level instructions always trump general keying standards.)

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Only change (add section) header for a date change. -- Wiedwoman 21:57, 15 December 2011 (UTC)

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Q: Do you list names of relatives who are mentioned in the image but are not arriving immigrants?

A: No, only the arriving immigrants. -- Wiedwoman 21:56, 15 December 2011 (UTC)

Q: From the field help for Nativity/Origin it seems as though we are meant to choose a country of origin even if ethnicity is provided (i.e. Scotch v Scotland). Is this correct or do we key either country or ethnicity as seen? sub question: Eng. is clearly England or English - do we assume this or key as seen?

A: Key as seen. If the records shows Hungary and not Hungarian, key Hungary.
A: 2) If England has been shortened to Eng do not expand but key only Eng. -- Wiedwoman 04:45, 18 December 2011 (UTC)

Q: Another Key-as-seen question: for multiple, named, family members under a single heading, do we assume all have the same last name and ethnicity even though there are not " marks beneath these?

A: Yes -- Wiedwoman 20:38, 23 December 2011 (UTC)
Q: I have encountered some pages that have standard immigrant arrival records and also have lists of names under the heading "City Addresses." These seem to list arriving immigrant names (and the names and addresses of the person who picked them up); however, they do not list nationality or age. Should we key these names?
A: Per Anna, we would key these list of names under the heading 'City Addresses' (corrected) -- Wiedwoman 04:56, 28 December 2011 (UTC)

Q: Does "Hebrew" count for Nativity/Origin or should it be marked blank?

A: Yes Hebrew would be keyed and f7'd since it is not on the drop-down list. -- Wiedwoman 14:55, 23 December 2011 (UTC)

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