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.
Front of Cards
- This project includes many types of documents:
- All information for each record is to be indexed with the image of the front of the card.
- The locations of information for indexing fields vary greatly with the different forms. Search carefully for the information for each field.
Back of Cards
- The back of a card usually contains information about where the events were recorded.
- The back usually appears as the previous or next image to the front of the card.
- The back of cards like the first example above usually appears before the front of the cards. Scroll through the entire batch to get a better idea of whether the back appears before or after the front of each record.
- Index the location information with the image of the front of the cards.
- Index the image of the back of a card as a No Extractable Data Image.
Number of Records per Image
- The data entry area is set at one record per image. If you have images with more than one record, you will need to add entry lines to match the number of records on the image. To add records:
- On 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.
Highlights and Using the Ruler
- Because of the many forms in this project, highlights are not available. You may use the ruler instead to follow a record across an image.
- If you choose to use the ruler, please be aware that the ruler is not anchored to the indexing screen and does not automatically move as you move to a new entry. To see the ruler:
- On the menu bar, click View.
- Select Show Ruler.
- Many of these records are handwritten. The handwriting resource on the data entry screen may help you decipher handwriting.
- To access this resource, click on the Handwriting Help icon (which looks like an inkwell with an orange feather quill).