Re: Help with identifying a town off of a census

EdrieAnne Broughton

This is hopefully a hint for deciphering cursive on documents, like the census.  If you have trouble with one line, try reading the whole page, paying attention to how familiar names are handled by the enumerator on the document.  This is what the good transcribers have done (there are lots of transcribers who don't do this).  After you figure out how to read this person's scrawl, then go back to the troubled line.  If it's still unclear, try another page.  After a while of learning to do this, you too can volunteer to transcribe images.  FamilySearch is always looking for good transcribers and you don't have to be LDS.  They are always looking for people who read other languages.  I've found the work to be very satisfying and the USA 1950 Census is going to drop next year.
                                   EdrieAnne Broughton, Vacaville, California

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