Following up on "When and how to employ transcriptions and extracts?"

Dear Editor;

I just re-read one of the posts I made on Wed, 03/13/2019 - 12:58, entitled "When and how to employ transcriptions and extracts?" In your response of Wed, 03/13/2019 - 16:08, you noted that you intended to write a blog article and a "QuickTips" as a result of the questions posed. If you did have the opportunity to write more on the subject, could you provide a link to the relevant articles? The content could well have a bearing on a current segment of my genealogical research.

Submitted byEEon Fri, 11/27/2020 - 09:03

History-Hunter, I wish I had a photographic memory, but I don't. I can't tell you, 20 months later, that I wrote "this" particular blog-post in response to "that" particular forum question. After writing tens of millions of words, in all sorts of venues, I have to confess that I can't remember it all. All I can suggest is what you already know to do: enter "transcription" in the search box, and wade through the hits.

In the meanwhile, considering also the recent questions you've posed in other forums, it would likely help you to study the following (if you've not already done so):

  •  Mary McCampbell Bell's "Abstracts and Transcriptions" chapter of Professional Genealogy: A Manual for Researchers, Writers, Editors, Lecturers, and Librarians.
  • Laura DeGrazia and Nancy Peter's research-process and report-writing chapters of the new Professional Genealogy: Preparation, Practice and Standards.