World Archives Project: New Zealand, Sheep Returns, 1887-1890

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About this project This collection contains the names of sheep owners and the number of sheep and lambs they owned, their location and the date of the return.

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Project Instructions This New Zealand collection contains the names of sheep owners and the number of sheep and lambs they owned, their location and the date of the return.

When there are two or more columns of names, key from the top left down to the top right down.

Project-specific sample images and form field help:
Choose a sample image from below to see the corresponding form field examples.
Sheep Officers
Sheep Returns
Cover page, Section header, etc
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Sheep Officers

NewZealandSheepReturns SheepOfficers.JPG

Choose the "Sheep Officers" form type for images with "Name of Officer, Rank, Residence, and Date of Appointment" at the top of the image. Below this will be three columns with information to key.

Note: The column labeled "Name of Run and Owner" should also be keyed as shown in the wiki image sample. Key the name and Run or Farm.

Return Day

Key the day from the return date as seen on the record. Return date may be found in the column labeled "Name of Run and Owner" located on the right side of the image. The date is above the keywords mentioned, next to the words "Infected Flocks in District on," and will be in day-month-year format.

Return Month

Key the month as an abbreviation from the return date using the dictionary provided for assistance. Return date may be found in the column labeled "Name of Run and Owner" located on the right side of the image. The date is above the keywords mentioned, next to the words "Infected Flocks in District on," and will be in day-month-year format.

Return Year

Key the year from the return date as seen on the record. Return date may be found in the column labeled "Name of Run and Owner" located on the right side of the image. The date is above the keywords mentioned, next to the words "Infected Flocks in District on," and will be in day-month-year format. If there are multiple years (1887 and 1888) key the earliest year.

Suffix

Key all titles, such as "Jr" or "III", following the surname of the primary person as seen on the record using the dictionary provided for assistance.

Surname

Key the surname as seen on the record using the dictionary provided for assistance. Primary name may be found in the first column under the words "Name of Officer, Rank, Residence, and Date of Appointment" and will be in surname-given format.

If there are multiple owners i.e. "Anderson, J & A," key each owner into a separate record. Key business names into the given name field.

Names will also need keyed under the column labeled "Name or Run and Owner."

Given

Key the first name or initial and any middle names of the primary person as seen on the record using the dictionary provided for assistance. Initials should be keyed with a space between them and without entering periods. Primary name may be found in the first column under the words "Name of Officer, Rank, Residence, and Date of Appointment" and will be in surname-given format.

If there are multiple owners i.e. "Anderson, J & A," key each owner into a separate record. Key business names into the given name field.

Names will also need keyed under the column labeled "Name or Run and Owner."

Prefix

Key any titles before the given name, such as "Dr," "Mr," or "Mrs," of the primary person as seen on the record using the dictionary provided for assistance. Only prefix values should be keyed into the prefix field.

Residence Place

Key the residence place as seen on the record using the dictionary provided for assistance. Separate any geographical locations with a comma. Ex: Tinui, Whareama. Residence place may be found in the second column after the rank(s) of the officer under the words "Name of Officer, Rank, Residence, and Date of Appointment."

Residence Day

Key the day from the residence date as seen on the record. Residence date may be found in the third column under the words "Name of Officer, Rank, Residence, and Date of Appointment."

Residence Month

Key the month as an abbreviation from the residence date using the dictionary provided for assistance. Residence date may be found in the third column under the words "Name of Officer, Rank, Residence, and Date of Appointment."

Residence Year

Key the year from the residence date as seen on the record. Residence date may be found in the third column under the words "Name of Officer, Rank, Residence, and Date of Appointment."

Run or Farm

Key the run or farm as seen on the record using the dictionary provided for assistance. Run or farm may be found in the column labeled "Name of Run and Owner" after the name of the sheep owner separated by a comma. Pay close attention to where the name ends and the run or farm begins, as it is not always obvious.

Keying Image Sample


Sheep Returns

NewZealandSheepReturns SheepReturns 1.JPG

Choose the "Sheep Returns" form type for images with sheep returns.

Additional Image Samples


Return District

Key the return district as seen on the record using the dictionary provided for assistance. Return district may be found in the header of the image or just above a new section of sheep before or after the word "District."

Return Subdivision

Key the return subdivision as seen on the record using the dictionary provided for assistance. Return subdivision may be found in the header of the image or just above a new section of sheep before or after the word "Subdivision."

Return County

Key the return county as seen on the record using the dictionary provided for assistance. When present, return county may be found in the header of the image just above a new section of sheep before or after the word "County."

Return Day

Key the day from the return date as seen on the record. Return date may be found where a new district or subdivision begins (at the start of a new alphabetical list of owners). Return date will be in day-month-year format.

Return Month

Key the month as an abbreviation from the return date using the dictionary provided for assistance. Return date may be found where a new district or subdivision begins (at the start of a new alphabetical list of owners). Return date will be in day-month-year format.

Return Year

Key the year from the return date as seen on the record. Return date may be found where a new district or subdivision begins (at the start of a new alphabetical list of owners). Return date will be in day-month-year format. If there are multiple years (1887 and 1888) key the earliest year.

Suffix

Key all titles, such as "Jr" or "III", following the surname of the primary person as seen on the record using the dictionary provided for assistance.

Surname

Key the surname as seen on the record using the dictionary provided for assistance. Pressing F3 will copy the surname down from the above record.

Primary name may be found in the column labeled "Name of Owner" or in the left most column of the image and will be in surname-given format. Some images have two columns of names to key. Key form the top left down to the top right down.

If there are multiple owners i.e. "Anderson, J & A," key each owner into a separate record. Key business names into the given name field.

Given

Key the first name or initial and any middle names of the primary person as seen on the record using the dictionary provided for assistance. Initials should be keyed with a space between them and without entering periods.

Primary name may be found in the column labeled "Name of Owner" or in the left most column of the image and will be in surname-given format. Some images have two columns of names to key. Key from the top left down to the top right down.

If there are multiple owners i.e. "Anderson, J & A," key each owner into a separate record. Key business names into the given name field.

Prefix

Key any titles before the given name, such as "Dr," "Mr," or "Mrs," of the primary person as seen on the record using the dictionary provided for assistance. Only prefix values should be keyed into the prefix field.

Run or Farm

Key the run or farm as seen on the record using the dictionary provided for assistance. Run or farm may be found in the column labeled "Run or Farm | Post Office" or just "Run or Farm."

Note: When run or farm and post office are in the same column, key both values into the run or farm field. (This should only occur in the column labeled "Run or Farm | Post Office.")

On some images the run or farm is found after the name of the sheep owner separated by a comma. These images do not have separate columns for the run or farm or the post office. Pay close attention to where the name ends and the run or farm begins, as it is not always obvious.

Post Office

Key the post office as seen on the record using the dictionary provided for assistance. Post office may be found in the column labeled "Post Office" or "Post Town."

Note: When run or farm and post office are in the same column, key both values into the run or farm field. (This should only occur in the column labeled "Run or Farm | Post Office.")

Keying Image Samples



Cover page, Section header, etc

NewZealandSheepReturns Capture 1.JPG

Use the "Cover page, Section header, etc” form type for images that do not contain data, but might be interesting to look at because they provide context for the image set. Example: historical notes, affidavits, etc.

Additional Image Samples


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Use the “Image with no data” form type for images that do not contain data or any useful context that might be interesting for someone to look at. Example: An image containing a blank background.