World Archives Project: New Zealand Bankruptcy Notices, 1893-1904

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About this project This collection contains bankruptcy notices snipped from a New Zealand newspaper, 1893-1904.

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Project Instructions This collection contains bankruptcy notices snipped from a New Zealand Gazette, 1893-1904. Fields being keyed include the name of the person declared bankrupt, their occupation, residence and place and date relating to the bankruptcy.

There are typically several notices per image. Each notice should be keyed on a separate record. Some notices mentioning estates will have a list of names. Key each name on a separate record. Do not key the names of magistrates, government officials, or the names of authors of articles.

Project-specific sample images and form field help:
Choose a sample image from below to see the corresponding form field examples.
Bankruptcy Notice
Cover page, Section header, etc
Image with no data

Bankruptcy Notice



Choose the "Banktruptcy Notice" form type for images with names to key.

Additional Image Samples


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.

There are typically several notices per image. The primary name is typically near the top of a notice after the words "Notice is hereby given that," "In the matter of 'The Bankruptcy Act, 1892,' and of the bankruptcy of," "on all proved accepted claims:" or something similar.

Some notices mentioning estates will have a list of names which typically appear after "Dated this (date)." Key each name on a separate record.

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.

There are typically several notices per image. The primary name is typically near the top of a notice after the words "Notice is hereby given that," "In the matter of 'The Bankruptcy Act, 1892,' and of the bankruptcy of," "on all proved accepted claims:" or something similar.

Some notices mentioning estates will have a list of names which typically appear after "Dated this (date)." Key each name on a separate record.

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.

There are typically several notices per image. The primary name is typically near the top of a notice after the words "Notice is hereby given that," "In the matter of 'The Bankruptcy Act, 1892,' and of the bankruptcy of," "on all proved accepted claims:" or something similar.

Some notices mentioning estates will have a list of names which typically appear after "Dated this (date)." Key each name on a separate record.

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.

There are typically several notices per image. The primary name is typically near the top of a notice after the words "Notice is hereby given that," "In the matter of 'The Bankruptcy Act, 1892,' and of the bankruptcy of," "on all proved accepted claims:" or something similar.

Some notices mentioning estates will have a list of names which typically appear after "Dated this (date)." Key each name on a separate record.

Residence City

Key the residence city as seen on the record using the dictionary provided for assistance. Residence city may appear after the primary name and the word "of."

Occupation

Key the occupation as seen on the record using the dictionary provided for assistance. Occupation may appear after the primary name and residence.

Civil City

Key the civil city as seen on the record using the dictionary provided for assistance. Civil city is where the hearing will be held and may be found near the words "Held," "To be holden" or "Holden."

Civil city should be keyed from the text of the notice where the civil date is located. If there is no civil city in this location, but one appears above the notice, this location may be keyed. Example: "In the Supreme Court, holden at Auckland."

Civil Day

Key the day from the civil date as seen on the record. Civil date is when the 'meeting of the creditors' will be held and may be found near the words "Held," "To be holden" or "Holden."

Civil Month

Key the month in its three-letter abbreviation from the civil date using the dictionary provided for assistance. Civil date is when the 'meeting of the creditors' will be held and may be found near the words "Held," "To be holden" or "Holden."

Civil Year

Key the year from the civil date as seen on the record. Civil date is when the 'meeting of the creditors' will be held and may be found near the words "Held," "To be holden" or "Holden."

Residence Day

Key the day from the residence date as seen on the record. Residence date is typically found at the bottom of the notice after the words "Dated this" or below the name of the official to the left of the image often next to a place name. Example: "Hawera, 10th January, 1893." Residence date will appear in day-month-year format.

Residence Month

Key the month in its three-letter abbreviation from the residence date using the dictionary provided for assistance. Residence date is typically found at the bottom of the notice after the words "Dated this" or below the name of the official to the left of the image often next to a place name. Example: "Hawera, 10th January, 1893." Residence date will appear in day-month-year format.

Residence Year

Key the year from the residence date as seen on the record. Residence date is typically found at the bottom of the notice after the words "Dated this" or below the name of the official to the left of the image often next to a place name. Example: "Hawera, 10th January, 1893." Residence date will appear in day-month-year format.

Keying Image Samples



Cover page, Section header, etc



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.

Image with no data



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.

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