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From: "kinship" <>
Subject: Re: Re Deaths 1878
Date: Sun, 7 Jul 2002 09:07:59 +0100
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From: "David Poole" <>
Sent: Saturday, July 06, 2002 9:33 PM
Subject: Re Deaths 1878
> I am assisting a transcriber with Deaths 1878 & have noticed a full stop
appears at the end of
> the forenames(s) on the original index sheets.
I have not noticed this on pages I have transcribed for earlier years, and I
> only used a full stop when the forenames ends with an initial.
> I am led to believe that the full stop SHOULD be entered in this case i.e.
> I am querying the logic of this - it is rather time consuming when I have
to back space
> on virtually every entry after using the pull down memory.
> Additionally, if whenever the double entry is undertaken, the transcriber
will have to follow the same
> rule otherwise will there not be a mismatch on every similar record ?
> I welcome your comments
I am doing 1873/1874 deaths which also feature the full stop/period after
the first names. I find it quicker to complete the whole page without
entering the full stops until I reach the last first name entry and then go
full stop - up arrow- full stop- up arrow etc until the stops are all
inserted, takes me about two minutes. You must remember during the initial
transcribing not to enter a full stop after the names that end with an
initial otherwise they end up with two full stops.