The National Institute for Genealogical Studies offers 230+ online courses, many of which include elements relating directly and indirectly to Transcribing. Professional genealogists as well as those interested in beginning to research their family history, know that making transcriptions of their documents and the historical records they discover, is one of the foundational research skills to develop.
For this reason, we have created courses to equip our students with plenty of opportunities to practice and develop this vital ability. Exercises and assignments in every course, challenge our students, no matter what their level of expertise, to strive to acquire this core skill. The result is becoming more comfortable with abstracting and extracting information to be analyzed and evaluated as they work on their research projects.
Our Transcription Tuesday blog posts highlight many of the aspects of transcriptions encountered in research projects, as well as the courses relating to each topic. The Transcription Tuesday Index has been created for easy reference.
Links to these blog posts can also be found on Pinterest on our Transcription Tuesday Board, along with the courses specifically created to deal with Transcriptions.
Have you joined GenealogyWise – our genealogy social network? The Institute has created groups for each of the certificate programs, as well as for other topics to support our students – from beginner to alumni. This is where you can connect with other students and researchers. Many have created groups for their specific research projects. Be sure to check out the Transcription Tuesday GenealogyWise Group. Start a Discussion Thread and ask a question.
Transcriptions are valuable tools! So useful to glean every clue from your discovered documents. Do you have historical documents that have not been transcribed? Consider pulling out one of them to be transcribed and analyzed this week. You will be amazed at what you missed by simply skimming for the obvious information, rather than transcribing every word. We are sure it will lead you to new discoveries!
As researchers, we have found that there are many skills we need to employ in order to achieve success in our future research projects. Transcription Tuesday will share guidelines and practical suggestions to help our readers to develop the skills for making effective transcriptions, abstracts, and extractions.
Transcription Tuesday previous blog post
Transcription Tuesday Index
These three core courses demonstrate Transcription principles. They are offered monthly, beginning on the first Monday of every month: Register today!
Methodology-Part 2: Organizing and Skill-Building (Basic Level)
Skills: Transcribing, Abstracting & Extracting (Basic Level)
Palaeography: Reading & Understanding Historical Documents (Advanced)
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