Republika e Shqipërisë—1930 Census


Project Instructions



Read the Instructions

  • Please read these project instructions carefully before indexing any batches.
  • Review this page and the field helps frequently for updates to the instructions.

Highlights and the Ruler

  • Highlights are available for this project.
  • If highlights do not appear on the image and you want to use them:
    1. In the menu bar, click View.
    2. Click Show Highlights. If Show Highlights is turned on, that option will have a check mark next to it.
  • The highlights may not line up with the image. To adjust the highlights to fit the image:
    1. In the menu bar, click View.
    2. Click Adjust Highlights.
    3. Move the cursor over the image, and all highlights will appear.
    4. To adjust the highlights, click on and drag a corner of the red outline to the proper location, or click on and drag an indexing field to the proper location.
  • To successfully align the highlights with the fields, first adjust the red outline to encompass the area where the fields are located, and then to move the indexing fields to the proper locations.
  • The ruler is also available. If you choose to use the ruler, please be aware that it not anchored to the indexing screen and does not automatically move as you move to a new entry. To see the ruler:
    1. In the menu bar, click View.
    2. Select Show Ruler.

Number of Records per Image

  • You may need to add entry lines in the data entry area to match the number of records on the image. To add entry lines:
    1. In the menu bar, click Tools.
    2. Click Records per Image
    3. Click in the Number of records box, and type the number of records on the image.
    4. Click OK.
  • If you press Tab or Enter after you complete the last record on an image, a message will appear asking if you want to add one or more records to the image. If you have already indexed all the records on the image, do the following:
    1. Ensure that 0 (zero) is in the Number of records box.
    2. Click OK.

Diacritics and Other Characters

  • If the name of a person or locality is written with a character not on your keyboard, such as the "ó" in Nicoló, please insert the character by clicking on the Enter special international characters icon (a square with an "ñ" in it) and selecting the character you want to insert, or:
    1. In the menu bar, click Edit.
    2. Click International Letters.
    3. Click the letter you want to insert.

Corrected or Crossed-Out Information

  • When information is crossed out and then replaced, type the new data into the appropriate fields.
  • When information is crossed out, is not replaced, and can be read, type the crossed-out information.
  • When information is not crossed out but is replaced or has been added to, type the most complete version of the record.
  • When information is crossed out, is not replaced, and cannot be read, mark the field as unreadable by pressing Ctrl+U.
  • When every entry on a record cannot be read, mark the entire record as unreadable by pressing Ctrl+Shift+U.

Unnecessary Punctuation

  • Do not type periods, commas, parentheses, or semicolons after initials or between multiple levels of localities for any of the fields.

Ditto Marks

  • You may find ditto marks or similar signs of repetition. If a field contains any of these signs, type the information from the previous record or field.

Lookup Lists

  • A lookup list is a list of names, places, or terms that you can use to help decipher the information for a specific field. All fields with a lookup list will have a down arrow at the right side of the field when you have selected the field for data entry.
    1. Click the down arrow.
    2. Select Lookup....
  • The lookup lists do not include every possible entry. If the clerk wrote something that is not in the list, type what was written on the document.

Red Wavy Line

  • The red wavy line or colored background in a field does not necessarily mean that you made a mistake. It appears because the word you typed is not in the lookup list. This is OK. Double-check what you entered. When you are sure the information is correct, continue with the next entry field.

Additional Information