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When indexing a widow's card with minors, please clarify if the widow is indexed as the guardian even if the word guardian is not used.  If I don't index it that way, the arbitrator usually changes it; if I do index it that way, the arbitrator usually changes it. '''The field helps are being rewritten to clarify this situation. The reason we would index the widow as a guardian is that on many cards this will be the only way a child will have a surname attached to them.'''
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I have run into single index cards on an image. I called the 800 number and was told that we are to index the card in the 01 spot. For the 02 spot we are to call the image "normal" but put blanks in the required info spots.  
  
How do we index co-guardians for the minors listed on a Minors' Card?  '''The project is now being updated'''
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Can you clarify please? &nbsp;The name of a guardian is indexed only when there is a minor child listed on the card, right? &nbsp;
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Q: &nbsp;I have an image that shows one history and one ledger. The next image shows the opposite side for both. I cannot mark only one record as "no extractable data" because the indexing program automatically assumes that the entire image is "no extractable data" instead of the record. How shall I index the half-image that has no extractable data, as blank?  
  
We should not extract information from the NED (No Extractable Data) side of the card and index the information as if it were on the front of the card. &nbsp;Remember: &nbsp;Each image is treated as a unique document and not linked to any other document. &nbsp;Some indexers have been pulling names, death dates, etc., from the NED side of what they assume is the back of the card they are indexing.&nbsp;'''<br>'''
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A: mark both as&nbsp;"normal", then mark the ledger record as "blank". Index the history record as per field helps.  
  
When a married woman remarries and her previous married surname and new married surname ''are clearly indicated'', "or" is not used between the two surnames. &nbsp;The names are separated with a space. &nbsp;Example: &nbsp;For the surnames (was) Smith and (now) Jones, you would enter the surname as: &nbsp;Smith Jones.
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Where are the instructions when the two documents do not match?&nbsp;'''Each image is treated as a unique document and not linked to any another document.<br>'''
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Q: &nbsp;What happened to the slide show presentation? &nbsp;I can not find it now.  
  
Regarding PartA/004694298[4] the&nbsp;first image for Calder, Philip C, Army Invalid, has a dates of commencement of 1907 and 1912. The second image for Calder, Rachel, Army widow says the name of the soldier was James and the date of commencement 1901.&nbsp; '''Treat each image as a seperate record.'''
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A:&nbsp;under project instructions there is&nbsp;a link lables "how to index this project"<br>
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Q: How do I index Charge Dummy Cards?
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A: Enter Normal and then blank remaining columns (ctrl B)
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<br>Q: Army Widow card gives widow's name as Smith Joyce.&nbsp; Beside it is Former Widow.&nbsp; Soldier's name is George Jones.&nbsp; Do we index her surname as Jones Smith?
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Q: When the Widow shows up on the ledger side of the card clearly labled as widow,&nbsp; Where should we index her name?
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A: index the ledger side of the card as No extractable data image, the researcher will be able to see the ledger side of the card to find the information
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Latest revision as of 03:42, 19 October 2012

I have run into single index cards on an image. I called the 800 number and was told that we are to index the card in the 01 spot. For the 02 spot we are to call the image "normal" but put blanks in the required info spots.


Q:  I have an image that shows one history and one ledger. The next image shows the opposite side for both. I cannot mark only one record as "no extractable data" because the indexing program automatically assumes that the entire image is "no extractable data" instead of the record. How shall I index the half-image that has no extractable data, as blank?

A: mark both as "normal", then mark the ledger record as "blank". Index the history record as per field helps.


Q:  What happened to the slide show presentation?  I can not find it now.

A: under project instructions there is a link lables "how to index this project"

Q: How do I index Charge Dummy Cards?

A: Enter Normal and then blank remaining columns (ctrl B)


Q: Army Widow card gives widow's name as Smith Joyce.  Beside it is Former Widow.  Soldier's name is George Jones.  Do we index her surname as Jones Smith?


Q: When the Widow shows up on the ledger side of the card clearly labled as widow,  Where should we index her name?

A: index the ledger side of the card as No extractable data image, the researcher will be able to see the ledger side of the card to find the information


 

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