Transcribe As Written

Always transcribe documents as written, making comments about accuracy outside the transcription. This 1921 court document indicated that a brother-in-law of the deceased was a sister of the deceased.

It should be transcribed as “…brothers, and Minka Hobben[sic], Heipke Schone, …”

The record should not be corrected when the transcription is made. After the transcription is complete a notation that “‘Minka Hobben’ is likely meant to refer to Tjode Habben, who was Mrs. Mimka Habben–oldest sister…”

Avoid the temptation to correct the document when making your transcription.