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24 April 2009

One Good Reason to Make a Blog

There are many reasons a genealogist should create a free blog. One is that it can be used to post images of documents you cannot read. I am a member of several mailing lists, one of which has several members who are good at reading German script.

Occasionally when I have something where I cannot read a word or two, I put the image on my blog and then post a message to the mailing list about the document I cannot read and then tell them where I have posted the image.

This makes it easier for them to try and help me figure out the document.

One recent posting can be viewed here:
http://www.rootdig.com/2009/04/german-word-i-cannot-quite-make-out.html

I usually only post small things where I have a word or a phrase I cannot read. If it is a three page document, I usually try other options including professional translators.

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