As many of you have noticed in the past week we have added three new projects – Varmland, Sverige: Husforhorslangder, 1694-1895, Jacksonville, Florida Area City Directories, and Pavia, Lombardia, Italia: Registri di Morte 1866-1937.
Varmland, Sverige: Husforhorslangder, 1694-1895 is a Swedish collection so having a basic understanding of Swedish will be helpful. When keying you will find that turning off the highlights and looking at the whole image before keying it will be helpful. This will help you identify how many are household records – once households are determined we suggest you draw guides around the households.
For the Jacksonville City Directories there are a few things you will want to be aware of as you’re keying. Not only are we capturing the names of people in columns in the directories here, but we’re also capturing the names of businesses from advertisements around the margins of the directory. Please key the records in this order, individual names, and then names around the margins of the page. Most of these pages have multiple columns of data. Once you finish a column, you will need to drag the highlight for the first field up to the next column. There is only one image per image set.
When keying the Pavia, Lombardia, Italia: Registri di Morte collection it is important to read the field helps as they will guide you on where to find the information required for keying. The records are systematic so after keying a few image sets you will find it much easier to identify what information needs to be keyed. Records for this collection should be keyed on sequential lines, you will not need to create a new section for each record. Knowing a little Italian will also be helpful, especially knowing which names are feminine and which are masculine. 🙂