Thank you for sharing this, we appreciate any and all tips! For future reference, we do have a section on the "How to Transcribe" page called "Spelling, grammar, punctuation, word order, long s, page numbers" (middle of the page!).
All the best,
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Good tip Ann. I find many people miss (no pun intended) the long s and what you posted is a good example. If you are transcribing handwritten documents from the early to late 1800's, be on the lookout for the long s. Also, for people who aren't sure what it means, the long s was used when a writer was writing double ss's in a word so that example would translate to Miss Austin's.
Thanks for posting,
P.S., I am a volunteer transcriber. I did not want to mislead you into thinking I was a moderator and would not want to step on their toes.
Just thought of another tip. When you are not sure of a vowel, check to see if there is a dot over the word indicating an "i". Also, check through the page to see if they always cross their "t's". That may differentiate between an "l" and "t".
If I think of others, I will post them.