Was It Transcribed by a Quicker-Typer-Upper?

Sometimes it is a wonder anything gets indexed correctly.

Things are easier to read when you know what they are. When I “see” it the first name of the Civil War veteran listed on this coversheet to his pension file is easy to read. But if I were reading it cold. In this case, even the last name of Newman could be transcribed incorrectly.

When you are using a “typed-up” index always keep in mind what the typer-upper might have been seeing.

And if the typer-upper is a really “quicker typer upper,” the chance of an error is even greater.


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