Talk:World Archives Project: U.S. Southern Claims Commission, Disallowed and Barred Claims, 1871-1880
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Q: If the current residence and the residence at the time of the claim are both given, but are different, which one do we key? (And shouldn't this be part of the instructions for this field?) --Collier Smith 19:53, 10 February 2014 (UTC)
Q: how do i find my great grandmothers maiden name? i cant find any birth info on m granfather because dont have his parents info, why?
A: That question is beyond the scope of this document. Which is instructions for those who are transcribing this collection. Try asking on a Surname or Location message board. Be sure to provide any information that may assist in this search.
--Paulmd199 19:00, 10 February 2013 (UTC)
Q: If witness's names are repeated on more than one image in a set should they still be keyed in? Sometimes they are shown on more than one of the five types of forms. I have been keying them in, as shown on each form, sometimes with a slightly different spelling.
- A: Yes, you should index each image separately, so you would key them again on each image where they appear, unless it is actually a duplicate image in which case you would mark it as such. --Katerimmer 09:43, 13 August 2013 (UTC)
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