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I just started in on this project,  have seen the initial instructions but am not a computer whiz and am stumbling around a bit. Seeing others questions and answers is very helpful. One thing I can't figure out is how to put anything in my profile. Could it be the browser I'm using? I'm on Firefox
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I‘m transcribing a newspaper clipping that has some words from an adjacent column that are readable but if transcribed, would not make sense. Should I transcribe them? I’m aware that the policy is to transcribe even not related material, but this would be incomplete and make no sense. the item I am referring to is… (Show more)
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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 read it as Watrous, mistaking her M for a W and n for a u. I just wanted to alert the board in case someone is reviewing my… (Show more)
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I am transcribing WW1 Prisoner of War statements. They were typed on thin paper in 1919, then microfilmed in the early 1960s. Researchers do not have access to the originals. I found your guidelines very useful. There are many typos and using [  ] impedes the flow of the narrative - can I simply correct typos?
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I'm new and today is my second day!  So before I get going too far please advise so I can start out as correctly as possible.  So far I'm seeing many tags being missed or incorrectly tagged like every word to do with the subject for example which are keywords while the topic and much more is not being tagged.   I've read where you want things… (Show more)
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When a doc is a generic form and the person filling it out only checks and fills out the appropriate answer how should we transcribe?   Do we transcribe the whole doc and then bracket around "blank"  if the section was left blank?    example....   I have executed the within Judgement and Commitment as follows: Defendant delivered on [blank]… (Show more)
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How should we handle inserts that are more than a few lines, even pages long?
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