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From: Al Lenkner <>
Subject: Re: [ALL] Ancestry newspapers, etc
Date: Fri, 11 Jul 2003 19:31:23 -0400
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At 01:21 PM 7/11/2003, you wrote:
>My message regarding newspapers on Ancestry.com: Trying to explain that
>you cannot use the find feature for names in a Picture. I am assuming the
>newspapers on Ancestry.com are pictures, because no one in his right mind
>could possibly OCR all the newspapers just to make it convenient for us to
>use the Find feature. The OCR work I tried to do was a case that the
>original was very old and not in perfect condition. However, I am
>interested to know what the latest and most up to date OCR program is for
>future reference.I was using Textbridge when I tried to OCR a local
>history book. I had to edit for so many corrections that I retyped the
>whole manuscript into computer for a re-printing. I also indexed it using
>Word etc. This type of indexing is accurate, because if the page numbers
>move, so does the indexing. It is faster than using a spreadsheet etc. I
>am tempted to add the newspapers to my Ancestry.com subscription just to
>find out what the complaints are all about.
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