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Offline Josephine

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Re: Ridiculous causes of death (poorly indexed)
« Reply #9 on: Sunday 17 May 20 23:39 BST (UK) »
That is not relevant to the point I was making. I understand what transcribers are asked to do. I am also capable of judging when said transcribers are doing a poor job.
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Scotland: Currie; Curror; Dobson; Muir; Oliver; Pryde; Turnbull; Wilson
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Re: Ridiculous causes of death (poorly indexed)
« Reply #10 on: Sunday 24 May 20 14:59 BST (UK) »
I have done transcribing, and when doing my own genealogy away from transcribing I find that reading wills and PR's, some of the writing is almost impossible to read. I have to occasionally zoom in to try and decipher it and ask other opinions.
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LONDON, Coombs, Roberts, Auber, Helsdon, Fradine, Morin, Goodacre
DORSET Coombs, Munday
NORFOLK Helsdon, Riches, Harbord, Budery
KENT Roberts, Goodacre
SUSSEX Walder, Boniface, Dinnage, Standen, Lee, Botten, Wickham, Jupp
SUFFOLK Titshall, Frost, Fairweather, Mayhew, Archer, Eade, Scarfe
DURHAM Stewart, Musgrave, Wilson, Forster
SCOTLAND Stewart in Selkirk
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ESSEX Cornwell, Stock, Quilter, Lawrence, Whale, Clift
OXON Edgington, Smith, Inkpen, Snell, Batten, Brain

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Re: Ridiculous causes of death (poorly indexed)
« Reply #11 on: Sunday 24 May 20 15:18 BST (UK) »
I used to work for a scientist whose handwriting was beyond abysmal.  A couple of times during my association with him, he brought me something he'd written and asked if I could possibly tell him what he was saying.  We were working in a research centre and I would have to ask him which product/research he was working on at the time of writing, so we could figure it out between us.  So, yes, I understand completely what you transcribers are saying.
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Houghtons and Harrises of Melbourne, Derbyshire
Taylors of Chadderton/Oldham, Lancashire
MacGillivrays of Mull
Macdonalds of Dundee