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From: "CMR" <>
Subject: Re: Help !!
Date: Thu, 3 Feb 2005 17:46:39 -0000
I want to second Anne's message about the typed spources that seem to
introduce a whole new range of errors.
Does anybody know if the handwritten originals exist - and are legible?
----- Original Message -----
From: "Anne Margolis" <>
Sent: Thursday, February 03, 2005 9:59 AM
Subject: RE: Help !!
> I have just finished my 20th page of transcriptions for 1848 Deaths
> ........this morning I transcribed surnames beginning with 'CAR' and half
> way down the page there was a ' VAR', a slip of the finger obviously. On
> same page the first column ended with ' CARTAR, Eliza, the second started
> 'CARTER Eliza Ann.
> This comment of Henry's reminded me of something which has been worrying
> for a while. The scans we have for 1848 deaths are typed. Were the
> at this time not hand-written? If so, are the original indexes not
> available? It seems we are transcribing from a secondary source, thus
> increasing the number of mistakes. I'd be interested to know when the
> copies were produced and by whom if anyone knows.
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