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From: "Sheelagh Hawkins" <>
Subject: Re: Changing other transcriber details?
Date: Tue, 13 Nov 2001 10:08:24 -0000
This seems to be getting more common now we actually have a database worth
searching. Is there going to be some protocol set up for reporting mistakes
when the transcribers don't want to be correct their mistakes? It takes two
minutes to write back saying "The scan is unclear so I am unable to correct
it" or words to that effect. I too have a entry that needs correcting, but
repeated efforts to contact the transcriber have been met with deathly
I have copied this query to the discuss list, as I expect it will create a
number of responses.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Sylvia" <>
Sent: Tuesday, November 13, 2001 8:45 AM
Subject: Changing other transcriber details?
> Hi: Is there any way I can edit another transcribers entry? My
> great-grandmother's surname on her marriage entry on FreeBMD is listed as
> "Bi*******". I contacted the transcriber a while back to give them the
> missing surname but it's still the same. Is there some way I can do it
> myself? Now before you all attack me with a fry-pan, I'm also a
> transcriber, so I know how much work is involved in doing transcribing and
> how confusing it can be going back and forth editing. Many thanks, Sylvia
> in Seattle
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