Hello to all,
Apologies for resurrecting this; and I may have got hold of the wrong
end of the stick anyway.
I am currently doing the technical side of a project to encode examples
of a census enumerator's books from the 1841 and 1851 census. I am using
TEI-Lite to encode the source text which is available on microfilm and
is well known to family historians. The project is basically to see if
it can be done.
The interesting bit is the next step which is to do a prosopographic and
then a genealogical analysis of the encoded text leading to record
My enquiry is this. Do the prosopographically relevant tags have to go
in the teiHeader. This seems to be the approach in the MASTER project
and as described in the guidelines. However the effect is a document
that is all header and no text.
In general, when representing genealogical information, it will probably
make more sense to have prosopographic type markup closeby any text to
which it corresponds.