Ward Indexing Specialists
I am listing below the Ward Indexing Specialists that have been called or who are helping in that position. These are the people in your Ward that you should call when you have a question or need help indexing. Not every Ward has this position filled yet, so make sure you are calling the correct person. If you can't reach them you can call me, or the Help Desk in SLC @ 1-866-406- which is a toll free number.
Kathrine Burton OKC FIrst Ward
Holly McIntosh OKC Fifth Ward
Lajuana Reichman - Clinton Ward
Sister Jacks - OKC Third Ward
Judy McGraw - Edmond First Ward
HELP DESK CORRECTION
Last week I told you that you could reach the Help Desk in Salt Lake City on a 24/7 basis. I was wrong. After consulting with SLC I can report that these are the official hours:
Monday - Thursday 6AM - 1 AM Utah time
Friday 6AM - 10 PM Utah time
Saturday 8AM - 4 PM Utah Time
At other times of the day or night there are voice mail options and they will return you call ASAP. I am sorry if this caused anyone an inconvenience.
PENNSYLVANIA WWII DRAFT CARDS
If any of you have tried indexing the PA WWII draft cards you may have noticed some weird abbreviations for the counties or towns. Below are some things that I have seen and that might help you determine what those abbreviations stand for. ( I have an advantage because I was born and raised in PA)
Alle or Agh = Alleghney
Pittgh or Pgh = Pittsburgh
Law = Lackawanna
Ly = Lycoming
Scr = Scranton
Phil = Philadelphia
These are just a few that I have seen. If you aren't sure try putting in the first letters and using the look-up table to find names using those letters. If at all possible you should have the full name. When you see an address like RD2 Tannersville, the town is Tannersville.
Remember not to put in the county name if you know it, but DO NOT SEE IT WRITTEN on the image. We can not assume. Just think of it this way: A person searching the records wants to read exactly what is on the image, not anything you might add.
ARBITRATORS PLEASE NOTE
Batches that have only one name per image , or single image records, there is no need to do a Records Matching. In fact it will not be one of your choices when arbitrating. You will just arbitrate the images. PA WWII Draft cards are a perfect example. Please familiarize yourselves with the look-up table on place names for those abbreviations mentioned above. You should always use the full name of the place, but if you can't make a determination go with the abbreviation.