Brasil, Rio de Janeiro—Cartões de Imigração, 1900–1965 [Parte 3FF]


General Indexing Instructions



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Corrected or Crossed-Out Information

  • When information is crossed out and then replaced, type the new data in the appropriate fields.
  • When the 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 the information is crossed out, is not replaced, and cannot be read, mark the field as unreadable by pressing Ctrl+U.
  • When no entry on a record can be read, mark the entire record as unreadable by pressing Ctrl+Shift+U.

Unknown

  • For a required field (a field that shows "<Required>" in the data entry area): If a record does not include information for a field or if the information is given using a description such as "unknown" or "don't know," press Ctrl+B to mark the field as blank. Do not type the word "blank" in the indexing field.
  • For a field that is not required: If a record does not include information for a field or if the information is given using a description such as "unknown" or "don't know," press Tab to skip the field.

Unnecessary Punctuation

  • Do not type periods, commas, parentheses, or semicolons after initials or abbreviations 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 record includes 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 record.

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.

Blank and No Extractable Data Images

  • If an image or form is blank, mark the image as a Blank Image in the Image Type field. If an image contains only information that does not need to be indexed, mark the image as No Extractable Data Image.
    1. Select the Header Data tab. (If your batch does not have a Header Data tab, click the Table Entry or Form Entry tab.)
    2. Click in the Image Type field.
    3. Click the option from the list that best describes the image.
    4. Press Tab or Enter.
    5. On the warning message, click Yes.
    6. Then continue to the next image in the batch, or, if there are no more images to index, submit the batch.