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From: "Jeff Coleman" <>
Subject: Re: Crossed out numbers help
Date: Thu, 20 Sep 2007 22:39:42 +0100
The answer is in Transcribers Knowledge Base (TKB) question 6d.
"If the original entry is crossed out, transcribe the entry with the
amendment and add comment such as:
#COMMENT handwritten amendment of crossed out page number XXXwhere XXX is
the original page number. "
To insert a blank line to put in the #COMMENT line, place cursor in front of
surname in following line and press f7 key. [f8 key removes unwanted blank
line where the cursor is]
Note that if the original number is not crossed out TKB gives different
In 1922 births we have seen cases where the typed number is crossed out, a
handwritten correction added, and also a similar line is handwritten in full
at the foot of the column, usually with an insertion marker. Following the
rule in TKB question 6g may produce two similar lines close to each other
in such a situation, quite correctly. Don't be tempted to ignore a
handwritten line simply because it resembles something else on the page.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Marilyn and Jim" <>
Sent: Friday, September 21, 2007 2:28 PM
Subject: Crossed out numbers help
>I have had a couple of entries in 1915 births where the page number has
> crossed out and another handwritten alongside.
> At the moment I have transcribed the entry with the original number, added
> comment line after stating that the number has been crossed through and
> transcribed another entry for this person with the new handwritten number.
> Is this correct? If not what should I do?
> Regards, Marilyn.
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