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Hi everyone   New to CROWD though not to transcribing historical documents, and enjoying the opportunity to tackle something other than official records.   I've just finished transcribing a batch of the Susan B Anthony papers (some had already been worked on by others and I was able to fill in some of the gaps, and others in the batch were… (Show more)
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There are several online search portals for the US census, but nowhere that citizens and researchers can get free copies of entire historical census databases to use for more in-depth research or for cross-linking the information to other record collections. I have created an online transcription project at opengendata.org where the public can… (Show more)
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I have a page to review that has the text "mirrored" - someone transcribed it, so maybe I am just missing a button somewhere to "right it"? https://crowd.loc.gov/campaigns/susan-b-anthony-papers/anthony-correspondence/mss11049001/mss11049001-23/ It is the third page of a typed letter and was done upside down and backwards from the letterhead… (Show more)
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I am currently transcribing and editing early 17th and 18th century court documents for the County of Ulster. I notice that there appears to be some kind of symbol that looks like a q or g. Does anyone know the significance of this?
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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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Why were three different forms used for the Draft Registrations of World War 1?  On the first registration, did they intend for Natural Born in Question 4 to mean someone born outside the United Citizens who was entitled to US Citizenship?  Why didn't they use Natural Born on the third registration under the U S Citizenship question.  Why did they… (Show more)
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I came across this page. My inclination is to redo it without all of the names in the margin but I am not sure. For the moderators, what would be the best way to deal with this page? I tend to transcribe them with the letterhead and address but tend not to go to the trouble of including all names as was done. I could place the text below that if… (Show more)
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Hi, folks! so of COURSE I had to check out Walt Whitman. What I got was some proofs for printed poems, and some odd formatting: https://crowd.loc.gov/campaigns/walt-whitman/poetry/mss1863000775/mss1863000775-3/ in the third poem, Fables, is this: The daring plots of the poets--the elder and newer re- ligions;   Since this is poetry, I left… (Show more)
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Sometimes when I can't decipher a word, i use a word-finder program.  There is one I particularly like on yourdictionary.com.  You can plug the letters you can read into the program and use two wildcards for those you can't.  It breaks down words in the number of letters in the word - all 8 letter word, all 7 letter words, etc.  Once you select a… (Show more)
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