|Skills: Transcribing, Abstracting & Extracting|
|This Skills: Transcribing, Abstracting & Extracting course has been designed to promote the quality of work that every family historian and genealogist should strive to achieve. Do not limit your level of excellence by assuming that this program is not relevant to your specific projects. |
You will already have studied the instructional materials required in your Basic Level Methodology courses. Enriching your skills, this course will allow you to implement the knowledge and training you will receive through the course reading materials, practical exercises and assignments to practice and improve your transcribing, abstracting and extracting capabilities. It is advised that you complete the Methodology - Part 1: Getting Started and Methodology - Part 2: Organizing and Skillbuilding courses before beginning this one.
This course will teach students the transcribing, abstracting and extracting skills to enhance their genealogy research. Practicing these skills will form a large part of the course work. Examples will be provided for your reference in order to give you a model on which to base your developing skills. As well, citations have been included with the examples and are provided for reference purposes.
Please note: Our students are studying different courses or countries, many examples of documents from around the world are used to give as much experience of the differing formats and types of documents.
What is a Transcription?
What to Transcribe
General Rules for Transcriptions
Citation and Other Documentation
Method of Transcribing a Document
Example - Document
Method of Transcribing Directly from the Original Document
Censuses and Other ‘Lists’
Example - Transcription
Word Processing Features
Superscript and Subscript
Lines Over Letters
Indentations & Margins
What is an Abstraction?
When to Abstract a Document?
General Rules for Abstracting
Method of Abstracting from a Transcribed Document
Method of Abstracting Directly from a Document
Example of Abstracting a Document
What is an Extraction?
General Rules for Extracting
What is a Quotation?
General Rules for Quoting