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I would like to say that if you use AS you transcribe details of
the census onto there. If you then do a narrative reporrt the
transcribed details will appear on there as well as the image
On 22/12/2020 10:57 am, Adrian Bruce
I’d argue it isn’t a waste
of time to transcribe the census. It may take some
time to puzzle it out, in which case you’ll only
want to do it once rather than scowl at the image
If I were starting out now, with the ability to
transcribe in proper tables, I'd possibly come to a different
conclusion, but I ran into serious problems trying to legibly
transcribe the later, many columned, US censuses and decided
to simply attach the scan (to the Source Record, I hasten to
add). I take exactly Helen's points though - any dodgy bits of
text are individually transcribed by me into the Text From
Source for that citation against that fact to avoid multiple
reading attempts (note that I'm a Method 1 Splitter) while I
hope that my working practices lead me to read every column on
a census even without transcription prompting me.
My usual caveat - for various reasons, some
purely historical, I don't use AS.
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