How to complete WinBMD
Please note: Not following these instructions
is the biggest single cause of transcribed scans needing correction. Please follow
them line by line until you are certain of the correct action.
header entry page is automatic if you do not choose to continue with a previous
- Event Type = Marriages Births or Deaths.
= four numbers e.g. 1945.
- Quarter March, June, September, December
- Select Scan from the options provided..
This is the last four numbers of the scan file name. e.g. If the scan filename
is1962M1C0123, enter 0123. If the scan has
only 3 digits add a leading zero.
You must add the first letter of the first surname of the start of the data.
- Volume number format
Enter the Source, as provided in the allocation email.
- Comments: No comment is required
Name: Add your name.
- Syndicate (or country): add this syndicate
name i.e. Brian's Scan Syndicate. Enter this exactly as shown.
Address = firstname.lastname@example.org ( whatever is your E-Mail address )
ID and Password : These are used to allow uploading of files direct to the
FreeBMD site. The entries are those you selected when you registered with FreeBMD.
They are not added in any way to the files created by WinBMD.
the 'OK-Start Transcribing' button is selected please go to Options and follow the instructions that follow below.
Ensure that the 'SpeedBMD Filename format' option is DESELECTED
Ensure 'Auto Surnames in All-Caps is SELECTED'.
Other options may be selected
to suit your way of working.
to Instructions Page.
Updated on 25th January 2013.
on 5 March 2001
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