FamilySearch Indexing: US—1940 Federal Census TEST, FAQ
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Observations while arbitrating this new test project:
1. Both indexers often do not enter the words "Same Place" or "Same House" (when written) as instructed in the City Field. The either "blank" the city field or enter a previous town. Is there some way to make those instructions in bold (or better still, move them up in the field helps as new indexers don't seem to know that they should scroll down in the field helps).
2. Some indexers are entering County names when none are written.
3. The title of Stepgranddaughter is written as such. Is it proper to have a hyphen, a space, or no space in titles such as Stepdaughter or Stepgranddaughter? (Step-Granddaughter or Step Granddaughter, for instance).
I'm arbitrating Test 2nd 005248646-216. On line 9, the place of birth was written as Wuttemberg Germany. The census heading asks for the name of the country if foreign born, so the enumerator should have written only Germany. The field help reads,"Type the place of birth according to what was written in column 15." I think some clarification would be helpful. The field help seems to allow whatever was written in the column and does not restrict the entry to only a country. We are taking all questions and observations to the those who oversee this project for their review.
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