How does the transcription process work ?

Answer:

 Owing to privacy reasons, rather than dealing with horizontal rows of text each transcriber worked in vertical columns so that they could never see the entire record of an individual whose record would be closed when the Register was published online.

The names on the Register were transcribed in transcription houses in Britain, and we were contractually obliged to meet an accuracy rate in readable records of 98% or greater. As the Register consists of the personal handwriting of 65,000 enumerators, errors will of course pop up, and there is a process to report any you may find.

To report a transcript error, click 'Update the record' at the bottom right of the transcription page and then click 'Report an error'. Fill in the form on the following screen, adding as much additional information as possible to help us and we will take care of the rest.

We always process transcription error reports in the fastest time possible. It can take up to 6 weeks for a transcription error to be amended, depending on the number of error reports and the technical complexity of updating certain transcriptions. However, the majority of errors are amended and updated within 30 days.

 

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