Talk:World Archives Project: Savannah, Georgia, Select Board of Health and Health Department Records, 1822-1864, 1887-1896

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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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Q: On Sick lists I am running into Mrs. Brown's child. Should I enter this as child (given) Brown or Mrs blank Brown and Child in suffix.

A: On other projects we list as Prefix: Child of Given: (name of parent) Surname: (name of Parent) --Wiedwoman 17:36, 6 January 2014 (UTC)

Q: On a Board Minutes page, ages are given but no indication of whether this is age at death or at burial. Which do we choose?--Collier Smith 22:06, 6 November 2013 (UTC)

Q: A Board Minutes page lists the members of the Board: do we key them or ignore them? How about any other names of people who are not identified as indigent deceased persons? Or to put it another way, do we key ONLY indigent deceased persons and ignore all other names?--Collier Smith 22:06, 6 November 2013 (UTC)

Q: On Board Minutes pages, where slave surname is omitted but owner's surname is shown, do we key the slave surname as <Blank> or key the owner's surname?--Collier Smith 22:27, 6 November 2013 (UTC)

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I would like to suggest that for any similar projects, you should leave out the instruction "If the same name appears multiple times, only key it once." It sounds simple enough, but in practice it means that both keyers and reviewers have to spend a lot of time looking back through the names they have already keyed to see whether they have already keyed John Smith (for example) on that particular image, or if they are remembering him from another image. And if you take a break in the middle of keying an image and come back to it, you have to read all the names you have keyed so far to get them back into your short-term memory before you can continue! It should be extremely simple for duplicate names to be removed by computer software at the "processing" stage and would make keying and reviewing so much simpler. --Katerimmer 14:10, 8 June 2014 (UTC)

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