Talk:World Archives Project: Tennessee, Early Land Registers
Extra Keying HelpsI have transribed part of a record (I think I am 99% accurate - if you disagree post your corrections) to help with reading the handwriting. The names we would key are in orange text.
Common Keying Errors Found by Reviewers
Keying only the name of the land owner and not keying all of the names found within the land record of adjacent or former land owners.
Questions and Answers
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Does the instruction, " Don't key the signatures at the end", includes the signatures of the witnesses as well?
On West Tennessee plat surveys there does not appear to be a grant or survey number identified. Only a page number in the upper outside corner is visible. Should we use the page number as the grant number in order to differentiate between two surveys on the same image? If I leave the grant number empty, then there is no way tell where one survey record ends and the next begins. Also, I have the same question posted above. I have been keying the names of witnesses (who are often relatives or neighbors) and the surveyor's name. Should either or both of these NOT be keyed????
Regarding same surveys referred to above, I've noticed that there is writing overtop of the original text at a 90 degree angle to the original text, and which includes dates and names. This text, however,is very difficult to read with the exception of the dates. I have not keyed this information along with the original survey record, since it is not clear to me what this respresents,and because the writing is difficult in most cases to read. Please provide guidance on this.
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