As part of our efforts to improve the keying program and the resources available to contributors we are writing a series of new Help articles. Based on the feedback we have received the first article in the series is “Tips for Reading Old Handwriting“. This article gives you tips about letters that often look the same and also includes images of names and words that start with each letter of the alphabet.
Part of the fun of transcribing records is the investigative work that is involved in reading the records. We hope that this article will give you a good start in recognizing the clues that will lead you to the correct transcription.
Upcoming articles will be focused on project specific helps and tips. In these articles we will address questions that have been asked on the message board, the blog and that have been sent to our support team. We hope that the addition of these help articles will provide you with the resources that you need to assist you in keying each project.