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Oklahoma, Indian and Pioneer Historical Collection and Index

Oklahoma, Indian and Pioneer Historical Collection and Index

Posted: 24 Oct 2013 5:18AM GMT
Classification: Query
If you have questions or comments regarding the Oklahoma, Indian and Pioneer Historical Collection and Index project please post them on this thread.

Wiki page: http://tinyurl.com/k5lv4kv
Discussion page: http://tinyurl.com/m8vetza

Re: Oklahoma, Indian and Pioneer Historical Collection and Index

Posted: 24 Oct 2013 12:59PM GMT
Classification: Query
Have been keying all names mentioned in these records, even though many are not related to the subject being interviewed. Is this correct?

Kathie

Re: Oklahoma, Indian and Pioneer Historical Collection and Index-Age

Posted: 24 Oct 2013 1:07PM GMT
Classification: Query
If an age is given at the time of interview, instead of birth date, are we to calculate the birth year? Ex.: a man being interviewed states he is 65 years old and he is interviewed in 1937. Do we then put 1872 as birth year or leave it blank?
Kathie

Re: OK Historical Collection - Burial Place

Posted: 24 Oct 2013 2:18PM GMT
Classification: Query
On wiki under Burial Ground, it states, "Burial Place: Key the burial place as seen on the record using the dictionary provided for assistance. Separate any geographical locations with a comma. Ex: Vinita, Craig County, Oklahoma."

Are we including the word 'county' because we usually don't include it when we key locations.

Re: Oklahoma, Indian and Pioneer Historical Collection and Index-Age

Posted: 24 Oct 2013 3:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Kathie, we do not calculate birth year from age. It should be left blank.

Re: Oklahoma, Indian and Pioneer Historical Collection and Index-Questions

Posted: 24 Oct 2013 5:12PM GMT
Classification: Query
1. Have an interviews that mentions a lot of people. At 1 point the 3 men who built their house are mentioned. 1 was the contractor, one was a fine carpenter, and 1 was a "rough & ready" man. Other interviews list employers, fellow teachers, "Principal Chiefs", fellow travelers on the trail to Oklahoma with them. I've been typing in the occupations when known, and friends for the others when no clear cut relationship is known. I now have someone who is the child of a freed slave, and the slave owner is listed. Would the relationship then be typed as "father's slave owner"?

2. Is the residence only to be keyed for the person being interviewed or do we key the residence for other people in the interviews if is is mentioned?

Re: Oklahoma, Indian and Pioneer Historical Collection and Index

Posted: 24 Oct 2013 5:35PM GMT
Classification: Query
Kathie,
We have updated the instructions to limit the individuals being keyed to the interviewee and their family.

Re: OK Historical Collection - Burial Place

Posted: 24 Oct 2013 5:36PM GMT
Classification: Query
We have updated the field help. As per our general instructions the word County shouldn't be included.

Re: Oklahoma, Indian and Pioneer Historical Collection and Index-Questions

Posted: 24 Oct 2013 5:39PM GMT
Classification: Query
1. With the updated field help (which you will only see in image sets downloaded after the update) stating to key only family members the relationship field is more simple, Father, Mother, Spouse, son, daughter, etc

2. Key the residence of each indivudal you key as you are able to discern it.

Re: Oklahoma, Indian and Pioneer Historical Collection and Index-Questions

Posted: 24 Oct 2013 6:54PM GMT
Classification: Query
Anna, are you going to update wiki instructions too to only key interviewee and relatives?
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