As researchers, there are many skills we need to employ in order to achieve success in our research projects. One of the foundational research skills to develop at the International Institute of Genealogical Studies is Transcribing. All family history researchers, no matter what their level of expertise, should strive to acquire this core skill.
In honor of National Handwriting Day, we are reposting the links to our 2021 Transcription Tuesday Series blog posts. These were created to share guidelines and practical suggestions to help our readers to develop the necessary skills for making effective transcriptions.
The following is an INDEX of the blog posts:
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Transcription Tuesday – 7 September 2021
Transcription Definition – 14 September 2021
Census Names – 21 September 2021
Handwriting – 28 September 2021
Line Numbering – 05 October 2021
Finding George – 12 October 2021
Practice! – 19 October 2021
Definitions – 26 October 2021
Census Errors – 2 November 2021
Census Extract – 9 November 2021
Abstractions – 16 November 2021
Handwriting – 23 November 2021
Scottish Handwriting – 30 November 2021
Italian Handwriting – 07 December 2021
Town Clerk – 14 December 2021
Colonial Records – 21 December 2021
Dutch Handwriting – 04 January 2022
German Handwriting – 11 January 2022
Projects – 18 January 2022
More Projects – 25 January 2022
Context Matters – 01 February 2022
Religious Records – 08 February 2022
Indexing Project – 15 February 2022
Transcription Tuesday – 22 February 2022
Definitions – 08 March 2022
Resources – 15 March 2022
The Long S – 22 March 2022
Practice – 29 March 2022
We offer three core courses which examine and demonstrate key Transcription principles and examples. These courses are offered at the beginning of every month:
Methodology-Part 2: Organizing and Skill-Building (Basic Level)
Skills: Transcribing, Abstracting & Extracting (Basic Level)
Palaeography: Reading & Understanding Historical Documents (Advanced)
Learning to master Transcription, Abstraction and Extraction skills will prove to be invaluable to your research, especially for in-depth analysis. It is recommended to transcribe every document you obtain. A line-by-line review will reveal clues often missed when we only skim a document for key information. It is an irreplaceable habit to develop.
The International Institute of Genealogical Studies offers quality online education with over 225+ courses to choose from. Some of our courses are topic/country-specific, or provide insight into research methodology, while others are skill-building courses to maximize your research time. The beginning of a new month means another rotation of courses will start. Most courses feature 6 modules over an 8-week period, easily adapted to most busy schedules. Many courses have been bundled into Packages to provide discount options. Take a look at our Course Calendar and see which courses will accomplish your genealogical education goals. Register today!
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