Talk:World Archives Project: Tennessee, Early Tax List Records

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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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Extra Keying Helps

You may come across entries where two people are listed on one line, for instance Smith John & Thomas.  Key two entries, one for Smith John and one for Smith Thomas.  --Katerimmer 11:20, 29 April 2012 (UTC)

If you see Morgan & Jones, this would be considered a business and not be keyed.

If you see S Morgan and T Jones, these would be considered individuals and would be keyed.

Common Keying Errors Found by Reviewers


Questions and Answers

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Q: I have several entries where a taxpayer's name is followed by the words "by John Doe, Agent" or "by atto John Doe" or similar phrases. Should the name of the agent/attorney be keyed on the next line below taxpayer's name? Or in the Suffix field for taxpayer? Or not at all? Should the whole phrase "by atto John Doe" be entered or just the name? (This is different from the Aron Burleson example below, because John Doe has no other entry on the image.)

Q: The abbreviation "Decd" (Deceased?) appears after some names.  Would this be keyed as a suffix?

A: No we would not key this. -- Wiedwoman 14:45, 6 June 2012 (UTC)

Q: Aron Burleson is listed as administor of John Burleson (estate).  Aron appears earlier on the same page. John does not.  Is either Aron or John Burleson keyed for this line?

A: As it doesn't say in the instructions or field helps to specifically key the names multiple times, I would have to reference the keying standards:
What if I come across a record with the same name listed multiple times?
If the same exact name is listed multiple times on a record generally you will only key the name once. The exception to this is if the name is a secondary name and is listed in reference to a different person. An example of this is keying the parents' names for each sibling listed in the London School Admissions. (In these cases F3 comes in handy to copy the information from the field above.)
So in your instance I would not key Aron Burleson, but would key John Burleson. -- Wiedwoman 17:31, 4 June 2012 (UTC)

Q: Is "widow" keyed in given name field or prefix field? In this particular instance it is written as (widow)

A: Widow would be keyed as a prefix -- Wiedwoman 15:26, 5 June 2012 (UTC)

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