In my coursework with the National Institute for Genealogical Studies I was transcribing (making an exact copy of the original) documents by hand. To transcribe the long passenger lists I would number each line of the passenger list and begin transcribing of each line. I found it would take time to transcribe these long lists. I searched the Internet for a tool that would help me cut down on the time to transcribe and ensure accuracy. I located a program called Transcript. The following are a few features about this program:
- The free version is for personal use.
- Windows 8, 64 bit version. I use a 64 bit laptop.
- You can acquire an image from your scanner.
- Image (doc to be transcribed) and editor windows. Image window at the top and editor window at the bottom.
- Zoom in and out on the image.
- Brightness features to help read the image document.
- Auto save
- Transcript forum to ask questions and find answers.
This program has been well thought out by the author Jacob Boerema. You can tell he is a genealogist and has traveled the road many of us are on. Great program. Jacob Boerema website is located at jacobboerema.nl.