I've seen quotation marks to show an obviouse copy of last word on last column. But what about check mark. Is the wording the same as the last row on the same column.
Hi Zachary. Several type of marks (including “ )have been used over time to indicate the “Ditto” action i..e. repeat the word above the Ditto indicator in place of the Ditto indicator. You need to use context to help you decide if a mark is a Ditto indicator. Below is a Help Center article on this issue. It does look to me that the scribe intends the check mark to mean Ditto in this case. Look at the “Traveling by” and “Train no” columns.
How do I index ditto marks?
April 20, 2020
If a record has a ditto mark or other sign of repetition, type the corresponding information from the previous record or field. Do not index the word "ditto" or the ditto mark itself. Other signs of repetition may include the abbreviation "Do" or a vertical or horizontal line.
Note: Sometimes you will have to depend on contextual information to determine whether a mark indicates repeated information from an earlier record or field, or whether it means something else, such as that no information was given for that record or field.
Yes, the check marks are considered also Ditto marks.