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Monday, July 29, 2019

The Errors of Yesterday #georgiapioneerscom #gagenealogy

The Errors of Yesterday

Genealogy Tips by Jeannette Holland Austin

Genealogy Books by Jeannette Holland AustinThere were errors written in the genealogy books of former days. That is mostly because the old microfilm equipment could not read documents as distinctly as our modern technology of today. I recall the many illegible documents due to fading ink, poor storage and other reasons. The old equipment simply did not cut it! The improved microfilm readers of today such as Scan Pro which employs Windows into its system, read the documents with much more clarity. An good example is Forsyth County, Georgia records. Most of the will books were so faded that they were invisible on the page. A photographer's camera did a better job of scanning than the old microfilm machine. But still, the pages were difficult to read. The Scan Pro machine changed horrible to pages into an improved version. Unfortunately, many old court house records were put in cold-storage and this has always been a complaint of the genealogist. As the technology on our computers continues to improve, reading old documents will just get better! ___________________________________________________________________________ Images of Old Wills and Estates are available on (8 Genealogy Websites - includes records in Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia)



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