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I have noticed several pages where a signature is placed within square brackets with asterisks to identity it as marginalia.  In this example, inserted cursive is also being handled as marginalia.  My understanding of marginalia is that it is different than an insertion and also is not a signature.  I have seen formatting of signatures on other… (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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https://crowd.loc.gov/campaigns/letters-to-lincoln/1860-elected-first-republican-president-and-south-carolina-secedes/ma…   This transcription is complete, but still has a bracketed question and also needs the reference number added.   It's just an envelope.   Suz.
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Hi! In reviewing transcriptions, what should I do if I encounter lines that have been added to the date heading of a journal entry? Here is an example: https://crowd.loc.gov/campaigns/clara-barton-angel-of-the-battlefield/diaries-and-journals-1901-1911/mss119730058/mss119… Am encountering some very good transcriptions that have these lines, and… (Show more)
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I am a professor of Archival Science. I am studying the motivations, enablers and barriers for voluntary participation in archival projects such as the Citizen Archivists of NARA, So would the participants of this project do me a favor by doing the online survey: https://sojump.com/jq/11570081.aspx, which will take you twenty minutes. I really… (Show more)
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Are there volunteers who do not transcribe but who proof the transcriptions done by citizen archivists?
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I previously worked as a transcriptionist for the financial sector but have found immense pleasure in transcribing historical manuscripts. I am disabled and can only work small amounts per day from home. I was wondering if there is a market for our skills outside of volunteering? I'm happy to volunteer but thought it might be something to look… (Show more)
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There is a French document that has an English translation appended to it.  The English translation is good.  However, there is one instance where the translator didn't pick up on a French idiom, and the meaning is lost.  They translated "Dieu ne plaisé" (which means "God forbid") as "God avert" which doesn't make sense.  I transcribed it as "God… (Show more)
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https://crowd.loc.gov/campaigns/mary-church-terrell-advocate-for-african-americans-and-women/diaries-and-journals-1888-1…
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