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Subject: Re: [TGF] Including the Indexer's Rendition
Date: Sat, 04 Sep 2010 08:23:55 -0700
> Speaking of the transcriptions found at the bottom of the census image pages in
> Ancestry.com...Are people on this list citing only what they read/transcribe
> from the census image and not what has already been transcribed at the bottom of
> the page? I know some researchers do the latter.
I cite my personal transcription. I *might* check against what the
Ancestry transcription shows if I have some question of how I'm reading
the record, however, given my low level of confidence in Ancestry
transcriptions, I wouldn't say I find them persuasive. Also, the full
record is not transcribed on Ancestry and I'm interested in all the data
recorded. Why would I use a transcription when an image of something
closer to the original is right there?