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Digital Subscriptions > Family Tree > Family Tree February 2019 > TECHY TIPS for family historians HELPING YOUR FELLOW FAMILY HISTORIANS…

TECHY TIPS for family historians HELPING YOUR FELLOW FAMILY HISTORIANS…

This issue web guru Paul Carter explains how to become a volunteer transcriber for the UkIndexer project, advises on the best devices for scanning old negatives and puts a favourite genealogy blog in the spotlight

GADGET KNOW-HOW FOR GENIES

RESEARCH ZONE

Last issue I looked at how we can support the UKIndexer project by photographing memorial inscriptions and graveyard headstones. That’s only part of the story as the project also needs our help to transcribe these records, ready for use by TheGenealogist subscription site.

At any given time, there’s a variety of transcription tasks available. For example, I was given the option of some 1851 Census records for Herefordshire, some police records, tithe maps, as well as various headstone projects. Each project has a task bar, indicating how much of the transcription process has been completed. There is also guidance on the difficulty level for each project and I’d recommend starting with a Beginner level batch.

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What are your family history goals for 2019? Perhaps you'd like to get your family history notes more organised? To be sure you're searching the right ancestors? To take your research back further? To look into your family's lives in more depth? Or perhaps your goal is simply to take that first step and start finding out about your family tree? Our ultimate guide - in this, the Feb issue of Family Tree - has advice to help everyone become the best genealogist they can be... from the newly curious, to those with many research discoveries under their belt already, you're sure to find it a valuable read. Happy researching!