Talk:World Archives Project: Texas, Convict Ledgers and Conduct Registries, 1849-1970
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Q: Quick question about this new database. I'm keying in the names and have come across one with 2 aliases. Each keyed record includes a field for one alias per prisoner. Would I repeat all the prisoner information on a second line so I can enter the second alias? Thanks in advance for any help.
- A: I would key only the first alias you come to and ignore any others since there is only one field for aliases. This is the usual case in other projects as well. (No second line)
Will do. Thanks!
Q:With regard to Place of Residence, some records have the state listed above the city and some have the city listed above or to the left of the state. For all of these, I've been keying them as "city, state". Is this correct? Or should I key the first group as "state, city"?
- A: If both the city and state are listed in the Residence column key them as [city], [state]. Annafechter 05:09, 11 October 2012 (UTC)
Q: I have come across two entries that have "Transient" in the Place of Residence. Am I to key as seen even though this is not a city, or leave the residence field blank since they evidently did not have a residence?
- A: No, only key a geographic location, city, county, etc, in the residence field. If there isn't a location present leave the field empty.
Q: A convict has the words "Ex c/o #7429 Ambrose Crockett" above his name in the list. The convict's name for this incarceration is Andrew Crockett. I've gathered from other notes that "Ex c/o" probably means "Ex-convict number." I would interpret Ambrose Crockett as an alias for Andrew Crockett. Does this make sense? or should I only key an alias that is labeled "alias?" - Brenda Cummings
- A: We have seen many instances where the alias is listed above the name - in this case, without seeing the image, I would say yes, key Ambrose as an Alias Given Name.
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