Making Transcribing Easier

In my course work I was transcribing (exact copy of the original) documents by hand. To transcribe the long passenger lists I would number each line of the passenger list. Each line would be transcribed. I found it would take time to transcribe these lists. I searched the Internet for a tool that would help me cut down on the time to transcript. I located a program called Transcript. Here are some features I like about this program:

• The Transcript-en-mainwindow-40free version is for personal use.
• Windows 8, 64 bit version. I use a 64 bit laptop.
• You can acquire an image from your scanner.
• Image (document to be transcribed) and editor windows. Image window at the top and editor window at the bottom.
• Zoom in and out on the image.
• Brightness features to help read the image document.
• Auto save
• Transcript forum to ask questions and find answers.
This program has been well thought out by the author Jacob Boerema. You can tell he is a genealogist and has traveled the road many of us are on. Great program. Jacob Boerema website is located at jacobboerema.nl Let me know what you think about this program.


Where Did They Go?

Overcoming Roadblocks

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Great Combo

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WordPress combined with Genealone WP is the best integration to display and promote my genealogy online. After installing Genealone WP I have been impressed with its many features: Easy to install and setup. Great support. The author David … [Continue reading]

Page 800!

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I am speaking from my own experience. In researching your genealogy leave no stone unturned. In researching my family surname I happened to come across the maiden name of my great grandmother. The reference was to a book at the Family History … [Continue reading]

3 Minute Genealogy

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This is one of the coolest extensions for Firefox and Chrome browsers. Find-A-Record is described as "3 Minute Genealogy". I did not believe it until I tested it on my own family tree. You must have your family tree online at familysearch.org. It … [Continue reading]