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.
- Click here for a summary of project updates.
Number of Records per Image
- The data entry area is set at one record 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:
- In the menu bar, click Tools.
- Click Records per Image.
- Click in the Number of records box, and type the number of records on the image.
- 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:
- Ensure that 0 (zero) is in the Number of records box.
- Click OK.
Entering Corrected or Crossed-Out Information
- On some records, a clerk may have corrected, crossed out, or replaced information.
- If information was crossed out and the clerk wrote replacement information, type the new information.
- If information was crossed out and was not replaced but you can read the original information that was crossed out, type the crossed-out information.
- If information was crossed out but was not replaced and the original information cannot be read, mark the field as unreadable by pressing Ctrl+U. Click here to see and example.
Moving around the Image
- Use one of the following methods to quickly move around the image:
- Place the mouse pointer over the image, and click and drag the image.
- Use the scroll bars on the right and in the middle of the screen to scroll up, down, left, or right.
- In the Image Navigation window, click and drag the gray highlight to the part of the image you want to view.
- Many of these records are handwritten. The handwriting resource on the data entry screen may help you decipher the handwriting.
- To access this resource, click the Handwriting Help icon (an inkwell with an orange feather quill).