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Transcription Errors

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Re: Transcription Errors

Posted: 30 Jun 2013 12:35PM GMT
Classification: Query
It has been a problem for years, particularly on the Census pages. How about transcriptions that spell the surname of SNEED as LYNCH? Or the name MARTHA PARKER as WATHA PARDIE or the surname of COLEMAN as CALDON? One county in North Carolina had dozens of SNEEDs in it in 1870 & 1880, but Ancestry didn't have any listed when I looked for them about 3 years ago, I ended up submitting corrections for each of them for those years. Those are just a few of the names I've corrected over the years, but they are by no means the only ones. And yes, as someone else has mentioned, OCR is terrible on this site, one of the worst things I hate is getting a hit for a name like JOHN SMITH, where JOHN is on one section of the page, and SMITH is 20 lines away on the far side of the page, and that's if you are lucky.
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
robbosboy 9 Feb 2013 1:37PM GMT 
BurgessDonnel... 9 Feb 2013 1:51PM GMT 
robbosboy 9 Feb 2013 3:30PM GMT 
jcmc75 30 Jun 2013 7:40AM GMT 
barbarajfn 1 Jul 2013 2:26AM GMT 
Rosemary Thor... 31 Jul 2013 5:57PM GMT 
DelorisWillia... 30 Jun 2013 6:35PM GMT 
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