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28 April 2009

Ask for Ideas?

Consider asking someone unrelated to your family to look at a document or a record that confuses you. Going to your local genealogical society meeting can be one way to do this. Another is to scan the document and post it to a blog and mention it on an appropriate mailing list. This can be a good way to get short documents translated or at least to have someone look at a word or a phrase that is difficult to read.

To see an example of how I did this on my website visit here:

http://www.rootdig.com/2009/04/german-word-i-cannot-quite-make-out.html

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