When entering items in your genealogical database, be as consistent as possible. While some things can vary from one individual to another, such as last names, other things do not. Transcriptions should always render documents and records as they were recorded and originally written.

But other things should be entered as consistently as possible to facilitate searching and analysis–not how Ancestry.com entered the name of this Missouri college in their yearbook database.



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  1. Also don’t prefill the state in 1754 as Maryland, USA, Maryland, United States of America, or Maryland, US! It makes my teeth ache to delete that EVERY TIME! And doesn’t anyone know Massachusetts was not a state in 1620!

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