Although it is a new project it isn’t new to us. We released Part 2 of the New Zealand, City & Area Directories, 1866-1955 today. There is only one difference between this project and Part 1 – it is review! This should make the project as a whole go more smoothly and it will be a marked improvement for reviewers. These records are typed but due to the number of records on an image, and the sometimes poor quality of the images we have rated this project as average difficulty.
Things to remember:
- When part of a name is illegible (some of the images have blurriness or darker areas) please key what you can see and use ?? for the character or characters you can’t read.
- Business names should be keyed as a separate record. We are not keying names, of individuals or businesses from advertisements.
- Create a new section for each new town on the image.
- Don’t let the number of names scare you away! It will likely take 45-60 minutes to complete one image set – I tend to key a column, work on something else, key another column or two, work on something else, etc.