How Would You Spell……?

I mentioned in yesterday’s post the difficulty I sometimes have in transcribing my ancestors’ correspondence. Much of the writing I transcribe is from the early 1900′s, and many of my ancestors were had just the basic education. Deciphering the men’s handwriting and spellings has been particularly difficult at times. Just as I have gotten to [...]

Tuesday’s Tip – My Best Transcription Tip

Old letters and postcards in my ancestor’s handwriting are enough to keep this genealogist happy for a long time!

1912 Postcard from Howard Roberts To Esther Richardson

I am progressing well toward my goal of transcribing my great grandmother’s correspondence. There is a lot of it and I admit to feeling a little cross [...]

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