• Correcting Errors

    I have been transcribing Mary Church Terrell. I have misread one item numerous times and today finally got a document that was more clearly written. She was a member of a Matron's Whist Club. The problem is that I had...
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  • Lengthy French document -- who wants to work on it with me?

    Ethan warned me...be careful what you wish for!  I just found a 32-page document that appears to be entirely in French.  Are there any others who feel confident in transcribing French (as I do) who want to s...
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  • How to transcribe printed page numbers at bottom of documents

    I'm seeing different styles for marking up printed page numbers on documents and am wondering which is correct. Would it be "20887" or "[*20887*]" in the following example: https://crowd.loc.gov/campaigns/letters-to-l...
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  • To Z or not to Z ...

    ... that is the question. Can you help me discern between lowercase Z and lowercase S in handwritten text? My problem today is the word "recognize," which looks in the original most of the time to be spelled with an S...
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  • Translating documents into English

    This issue was mentioned in another thread, but I am bringing it up as its own thread so it can be seen by all (not just the people following the other thread).   It was mentioned that translations into English ...
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  • Finding the next document to review

    The "Find a new page" links are helpful, but I am interested in a link that would take me to documents that need review.  I think reviewing documents is where I would like to focus my efforts.  Also, I'm won...
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  • reviewing long newspaper documents

    This is a tag-along comment on recent discussions about the possibility of inaccuracies getting published, and also an encouragement to stay alert when reading loooong printed materials.   A couple of weeks ago,...
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  • Space around punctuation in original documents

    Should we preserve space around punctuation as it appears in original documents? I know, for example, that the 19th-century convention seems to be to include a  space before colons and semi-colons. See this page:...
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  • Hypenated words at the ends of lines

    When transcribing a word at the end of a line that's been hyphenated, is it better to type the entire word on one line or another? For example, in the section   census of 1860 and the elections shall be con- duct...
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  • would someone give this a final review...?

    https://crowd.loc.gov/campaigns/letters-to-lincoln/1861-secession-inauguration-start-of-civil-war/mal0561500/mal0561500-…   Hello Fellows!   Since there's been discussion about trying to tag-team on...
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  • Read the title information before transcribing

    While reviewing documents, I've noticed that some transcribers are having problems with the signatures on documents.  Regardless of how indecipherable the signature is, the metadata at the top of the page usually...
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  • What are best practices for transcribing non-Standard English characters?

    I started transcribing an 1859 letter from one A. B. Pikard and initially thought the unusual spellings were just a sign of limited literacy. In the second body paragraph, though, the writer references his system as t...
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  • Dictation using smartphone

    I just completed another newspaper article.  This time I tried something different.  I dictated the text into a file on my iPhone, then copied and pasted it into the transcription window for the document....
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  • Where is information on a user's status level?

    Apparently I've gone from "newbie" to "wayfarer."  What does that mean?  Where on the HistoryHub website does it explain these status levels?  I've looked but been unable to find it.
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  • searchable?

    Are these documents searchable?  There's a document I want to go back and look at, but I don't want to have to browse through every item in the collection.
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  • Transcribing without being logged in.

    I transcribed a page, not realizing that I wasn't logged in.  So, I logged in, and now it seems that I am locked out of transcribing that page.  It says someone else is transcribing it, but I'm pretty sure i...
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  • Transcribing full-page newspapers

    I transcribed a couple of full-page newspapers.  The images that are on the CROWD site were too small and blurry to read, so I went to the loc.gov site and downloaded the TIFFs.  Using Photoshop Elements, I ...
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  • How can I suggest edits to a completed transcription?

    I apologize if this has been asked before but is there a way to suggest edits for completed transcriptions? I was taken to page 2 of a letter to transcribe, but page 1 is already marked complete.  https://crowd.l...
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  • Pasting into a discussion dialog box causes it to freeze up.

    I'm having a bit of trouble replying to discussions. If I copy and paste a link or text from another document, the dialog box locks up.  All I can do is cancel the reply and start over.
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  • Can there be an "Edited" action added to the list of user contributions?

    Hello!   Is it possible to add "Edited" as an Action item in the list of user contributions?   Under Action, there seems to be only "transcribed" and "reviewed," which confused me when i wanted to look bac...
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