Friday, 13 February 2015

Tasks for the next week...

I have had a few tasks dumped on me for the next week or so. I knew this was coming, but I would have liked to have avoided it for now, but what can you do?

My father has asked me to transcribe the wills of my ggg-grandfather and ggg-grandmother which we recently obtained. He struggles with the handwriting, the lack of punctuation and some of the arcane language used, so he wants me to transcribe and translate the wills so he can work out what they are telling us about our family. There certainly seem to be a few interesting suggest of information to be gleaned from these documents, so it's not as if I wanted to avoid this task forever, but I really didn't want to do it right now.

I also want to scan and transcribe the book (or at least parts thereof) we received, Old Stretford, Reminiscences of the Past Half-Century by Sir Bosdin Leech. This is an interesting read and it has a lot of colourful stories about the town of Stretford and the people, including some of our ancestors and other relatives. Again, not something I had planned to do so soon, but I started reading it and somehow this task bubbled its way near the top of my list. ;^)

Of course these transcription tasks mean I have to put my Genealogy Log on the back burner for a week or so, but these things happen I guess...

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