Manuscript reproduction

Now’s your chance to check out Ancestry.com’s free DNA kit.

Now’s your chance to check out Ancestry.com’s free DNA kit.

If you’ve ever considered a subscription at Ancestry.com, now’s your chance to buy the 6 month subscription, and you’ll get a bonus of a free DNA kit valued at $99. That’s the same value as the Ancestry.com subscription, so you’re essentially getting everything at half price. My tough luck is that I’m already subscribed so […]

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Oh, the difference one letter can make when using copied documents.

Oh, the difference one letter can make when using copied documents.

This joke is the best illustration I’ve ever seen of the negative effects of working from copied documents instead of originals. This should be on display in every library, archive and genealogy center as a reminder of the perils awaiting. This is something I think about every time I do a transcription, and this type […]

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Why would a typist and transcriptionist want to spend her leisure years typing and transcribing?

Why would a typist and transcriptionist want to spend her leisure years typing and transcribing?

The answer? I’m a genealogy fanatic and typing and transcription are a very large portion of the workload necessary to conduct research, handle sources and documents, and transcribe images of documents into editable text to make it searchable. Although I made the majority of my living as a business owner and Administrative Assistant using these […]

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Transcription: Charles Keefer; Biographical Sketches of Old Settlers and Prominent People of Wisconsin

Transcription: Charles Keefer;  Biographical Sketches of Old Settlers and Prominent People of Wisconsin

NOTE: I’ve been working hard this week on updating information, and numerous sources and images for the Keefer (this document about Charles Keefer among them) and related families. As soon as what I have to enter is completed (hopefully by August 31, 2013), I will post a notice on the main page of the Blythe […]

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The UK’s National Archives’ site “The Cabinet Papers” offers insight into UK government and its participants.

The UK’s National Archives’ site “The Cabinet Papers” offers insight into UK government and its participants.

What is available to researchers on “The Cabinet Papers” site? Records from 1915 to 1982 including full text is searchable from this site. Some of these records, however, have been redacted under the Public Records Act. These records include: Decisions and discussions of cabinet. Background reports and papers provided for cabinet ministers before cabinet meetings. […]

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OurBlackAncestry.com creates a portal for black and slave research.

OurBlackAncestry.com creates a portal for black and slave research.

OurBlackAncestry.com is working to raise $50,000 via an Indiegogo campaign for conversion their online portal into a site where subscribers will be able to research the names of their black slave ancestors. They’re planning for a June 2013 launch date. The site will be searchable using keywords to find documents for viewing online or downloading. It will also be possible for participants […]

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Christine Blythe
Empty Nest Genealogy
Chilliwack , British Columbia , V2P 5B9 Canada
genealogy, ancestry, family tree, research, transcriptions, sources, images, data

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