Strengthen Your Analysis: Transcribing and Abstracting
To show our appreciation for the support of our members, donors and friends during this eventful year, we're streaming four unique classes live on our website this Giving Tuesday (December 1, 2020). Sessions will stream live on the NYG&B’s website and on our Facebook page December 1, 2020 from 4–8pm EST. All are welcome (no registration is necessary). Click here for a list of all classes.
About This Session
Genealogical proof requires the conduct of reasonably exhaustive research, preferably using original records. The emphasis on original sources means that the interpretation of handwritten records is an essential skill for genealogists. Using a variety of pre-20th century American documents, this lecture provides useful tips on the creation of a transcription—the first step in analyzing a handwritten document—and an abstract.
No registration is necessary. Visit our website on December 1 for the livestream feed, or sign up below to receive an email reminder the day of the session.