Why Are Some Images Posted Out of Context?

Part of the intent of this page is to see ways that transcribers who are reading documents might incorrectly transcribe them. That’s why images are often posted out of context.

While I realize that entire documents are best transcribed as a whole and not by transcribing each word separately in isolation, one of our goals is to help readers see how things could be misinterpreted—because that helps us use indexes and other finding aids.

Because we all know those items are sometimes full of errors.

And…I’ll get back to posting answers in a day or two. In the meantime take a look at images where answers have not been posted.

Encourage your genealogy friends to have a try at our site as well.