Read This as a New Transcriber
Please read these key instructions before you start to transcribe your first page.
If you follow the above you will not have too many problems. I check each file when you send it to me so many errors will be detected.
Copyright © 2001-2014, B.M.Smart
Updated 30th April 2014
Access to the scans is available here.
In addition to the above, two other links will be found useful:
2. Transcribers' Knowledge Base (TKB) at: http://www.freebmd.org.uk/vol_faq.htm
1. Hints and Help For Beginners at: http://www.freebmd.org.uk/beginhelp.shtml
You first need to download and install the program you wish to use to transcribe the scans. Three options are available:
WinBMD: A Windows based program that is used by the majority of transcribers.
MacBMD: A program designed for the Mac computer
LinBMD: A program designed for the Linux platform.
Having installed the program make sure that you enter the header information in your transcription program of choice Using the links below:
WinBMD Header Information
MacBMD Header information
LinBMD: Header details are not available at the present time.
You must transcribe the indexes from the scans exactly as shown. Do not interpret them in any way.
If you are unable to read the index with certainty use the 'Uncertain Character Format' listed in the Key Instruction Rules. See Rule 2
Make sure you add the end +PAGE,nnnn entry as specified in Key Transcription Rules rule 5.