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Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Daily Transcriber Philosophy

For those who are new to the Daily Genealogy Transcriber, we usually only post part of the image as a way of helping us see how others might read names, even if they are read incorrectly. Part of this is because in some documents all you have is the person's signature and also learning about other interpretations helps us to find names in indexes and other finding aids.

If a person was actually transcribing, then of course you would want to have a larger sample of their handwriting.

That's not quite our purpose here.

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