Oh, the difference one letter can make when using copied or transcribed documents!

Copying and transcription errors.

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 …

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 25 Jun 2015.

most recent Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to May 22, 2015.

The following are the most recent Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 25 Jun 2015.   FamilySearch Updates and Additions Brazil Brazil, Pernambuco, Civil Registration, 1804-2014 Brazil, São Paulo, Immigration Cards, 1902-1980 France France, Finistère, Quimper et Léon Diocese, Catholic Parish Records, 1772-1863 Ireland Ireland, Petty Sessions Court Registers, 1828-1912 Italy Italy, Pesaro e …

Transcription: Pennsylvania Church and Town Records, 1708-1985 – Beaven to Eyre

Goshen Friends Monthly Meeting

The following is my transcription of the Pennsylvania Church and Town Records dated between 1708 and 1985, for surnames Beavan to Eyre (in alphabetical order).   CHESTER FRIENDS CEMETERY On the west side of Edgmont Avenue between Sixth and Seventh Streets, Chester, Pa. ____________________ The image above links directly to the transcription of the document. …

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 15 May 2015.

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions

The following are the most recent Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 15 May 2015.   FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 15 May 2015. Australia Australia, New South Wales, Census (fragment), 1841 Australia, Tasmania, Correspondence of the Immigration Office Concerning the Nomination, Arrival and Settlement of Migrants, 1920-1943 Australia, Tasmania, Government Gazette, 1833-1925 Australia, …

Catholic parish register microfilms at National Library of Ireland made available.

Parish register

The National Library of Ireland will be making the Catholic parish registers of Ireland available online to the public on July 8, 2015.   The digitization project has taken over three years and will include over 390,000 digital images of the parish records recorded on microfilm reels. The NLI’s Ciara Kerrigan, manager of the digitization …

Learning to transcribe from ‘ye olde englishe’ and latin.

Learning to transcribe old documents.

Transcribing the baptism register from Norfolk, England in my previous post, “Transcription and Translation: Baptism of Elizabeth Stalham and others from the St. George Tombland Church register” was particularly problematic for me, requiring my learning to transcribe from ‘ye olde englishe’ and latin.   I am familiar with transcribing in several languages such as German, …

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 20 Apr 2015.

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The following are the recent Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 20 Apr 2015.   FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions   Canada Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927 Belgium Belgium, East Flanders, Civil Registration, 1541-1912 Belgium, Limburg, Civil Registration, 1798-1906 Brazil Brazil, São Paulo, Immigration Cards, 1902-1980 Czechoslovakia Czech Republic Censuses, 1800-1945 England England, Cornwall and Devon Parish …