Seconding suzanne piecuch's comments that family history sounds super interesting! And I appreciate the thought in wanting to pay some transcription forward into the history community! We do have some exciting materials on the history of psychiatry lined up for release, hopefully in the next year. But in the meantime you might find yourPreviewHide preview
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Fascinating interests, Julie! Regarding your interest in psychiatry, have you ever been to the Glore Psychiatry Museum in Missouri? I stumbled upon it some years ago. Quite the surreal experience, as it's housed in an old ward and was creepily empty but for the displays of bizarre therapy methods and related paraphernalia. Also, I think of…
Hello All, Just a comment on how fun the research is while transcribing. I am frequently googling and snooping around to see if I have a name spelled correctly, verifying if there was, indeed, a "Jelinson" (for example) who appears in a civil-war-era search, or if a term or abbreviation is really what I think it is. I have found a niche of… Show more
Hi, I've noticed that a number of items in the scouting reports campaign have been marked a completed, but have errors or are missing information from there transcripts. Is it possible to get an admin to corrected them? The items in question are: 1) Id: mss37820003-3 Problem: Missing date from top of transcript URL:… Show more
Do I transcribe abbreviated words as they appear, or do I write them out? For example, Penn'a for Pennsylvania, or Secy of War for Secretary, or closing salutations like Rspy Yours for Respectfully Yours... Thank you!
Hello, The person wrote 'succef' instead of 'success'. How should I transcribe this? Thanks!
Hi -- Should we transcribe em dashes (long dashes) as they appear in original documents? Please let me know. (alt-code is alt-0151, if so) Thanks -- Beth
Should we transcribe indented text in handwritten documents, e.g., the starts of paragraphs in manuscripts? I'm currently reviewing https://crowd.loc.gov/campaigns/civil-war-soldiers-disabled-but-not-disheartened/left-hand-penmanship-contest/mss1337504… and don't know if I should fix indentations if I'm reopening to make other edits. Thanks --… Show more
Hello All: How do you deal with a word that is split between two pages (which are two separate transcription files)? Do you place the word in brackets at the end of one file, and also at the beginning of the second? Thank you!
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During my transcribing I've come across some writing that just seems too faint for me (and perhaps others) to make out. Is there a way to label these? I'm thinking in some cases re-scanning might help, or maybe someone with more experience could transcribe them, but in either case a label would make them easier to find.