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17-07-2016, 00:18   #1
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Family search transcribers wanted this weekend

I'm a little late posting this but this weekend familysearch.org have made scanned records available in the hopes they will be transcribed.

There are Irish records in there for anyone interested.

I've transcribed as many as I could fit in, and will continue to up to the deadline tomorrow.

You download their software and then pull down the records in batches.

To see the Irish records, set the batch download to "show all projects" as otherwise you will only see some American records they most need transcribed.

There are Irish civil registrations for births, deaths, marriages. I'm finding many of the Irish ones are very difficult to read (compared to the American records I've been transcribing), though the records are described as intermediate level.
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17-07-2016, 05:16   #2
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I was merrily transcribing army enlistments from Wyoming, when I saw the Irish records on the list. I thought I'd give them a go. That idea didn't last long and I had to return my batch after only one entry. I decided to stick to the soldiers. I found the Irish ones quite hard to read too.
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I have a busy week ahead but I will try to catch up on this next week. Why is it saying '15 hours' on FS website? Is there a deadline?
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17-07-2016, 08:47   #4
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Yes for some reason it's just for 72 hours.
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Nice cheap way of doing.
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I was merrily transcribing army enlistments from Wyoming, when I saw the Irish records on the list. I thought I'd give them a go. That idea didn't last long and I had to return my batch after only one entry. I decided to stick to the soldiers. I found the Irish ones quite hard to read too.
Yes, same as that. I've decided to stick with Alabama soldiers. Which is a pity as I came across records local to me in the Irish births but just couldn't read the handwriting.
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Yes, same as that. I've decided to stick with Alabama soldiers. Which is a pity as I came across records local to me in the Irish births but just couldn't read the handwriting.
I've done a few but the hand writing is very hard to decypher. It's a pity u can't pick your own area. I'm getting Brandon and banbridge as areas.
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I've fallen at the first hurdle. I can't manage to download the indexing programme. I click on the box and save a .exe file, but then I can't find it on my PC.... any ideas?
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I've done a few but the hand writing is very hard to decypher. It's a pity u can't pick your own area. I'm getting Brandon and banbridge as areas.
Try checking in or returning that batch and downloading a new batch. I got Antrim the first time but later got an area relevant to me (Galway). I had hoped I'd manage to read local records easier as I ought to recognise townlands and surnames but the handwriting was that cryptic, I had to give up on that batch too.
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I've fallen at the first hurdle. I can't manage to download the indexing programme. I click on the box and save a .exe file, but then I can't find it on my PC.... any ideas?
Try a search for the file type? Mine went straight to desktop, but maybe check your downloads folder.
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Yes for some reason it's just for 72 hours.
Doesn't make sense really. Oh well, if its not there by next weekend then I'll check out other records.
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Doesn't make sense really. Oh well, if its not there by next weekend then I'll check out other records.
I wonder do they have a permanent volunteer group and this is a way of getting people into it?

I went back and got a different Irish record and it's not as bad as the others, though the scans seem quite poor quality ro me.
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Try checking in or returning that batch and downloading a new batch. I got Antrim the first time but later got an area relevant to me (Galway). I had hoped I'd manage to read local records easier as I ought to recognise townlands and surnames but the handwriting was that cryptic, I had to give up on that batch too.
Its back to school for us so. I was hoping for records for the Kilkenny area.
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I wonder do they have a permanent volunteer group and this is a way of getting people into it?

I went back and got a different Irish record and it's not as bad as the others, though the scans seem quite poor quality ro me.
I haven't done any as yet mainly because I need time to focus on it and don't always get the time I want, or when I want it. Hoping to do it soon though.
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I've fallen at the first hurdle. I can't manage to download the indexing programme. I click on the box and save a .exe file, but then I can't find it on my PC.... any ideas?
It's called Indexing_windows.exe
It should be in your downloads folder.
Usually C:\users\YourName\Downloads
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