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Subject: Re: [ENG-MERSEYSIDE] Family Search
Date: Sun, 24 Jan 2010 16:37:54 EST
Thanks for adding this to the list. I am now more appreciative of the
work IGI does and can't believe they could even attempt a translation of Thomas
Browne. I recently purchased some wills and unfortunately there is one or
two I can't decipher. Is that the same as a "worthless will" ? Those
translators are worth their weight in gold for genealogy hunters.
In a message dated 1/24/2010 3:50:37 P.M. Eastern Standard Time,
Wondered if Merseyside listers are aware that the Family Search site now
contains actual images which can be viewed on-line and/or saved to your pc?
For instance, if you go to :-
and insert the details of one of my relatives viz William de Burton WILSON,
birth year 1853, location Cheshire, you get to see his baptism on 2
in Chester St Oswald.
Insert the details for his 5 x great-grandfather Thomas BROWNE, birth year
1598, location Cheshire, choose the 'Burton' option and you can see just
what a mind-boggling task those marvellous transcribers are confronted
How they can make any sense at all out of records like that is beyond my
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