31 October 2011

The craft of transcription

Perhaps like me you've struggled interpreting a 19th century manuscript will or indenture. It's not something I enjoy.
I've been impressed by the transcriptions that Elizabeth Kipp reproduces on her English Research from Canada genealogy blog. I think she must enjoy it, and certainly gets satisfaction. A few days ago I asked how she does it, and how she learned the skill.
All is revealed in her post "Transcription of old, middle and modern English records." Elizabeth also emphasizes the benefit she has derived from those transcriptions.
Thanks to Elizabeth for the information.

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