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Error in digitizing WWII draft cards

How do I find these errors????  Errors, errors, everywhere!  Here’s the WWII draft card of the father of one of my clients.  She had shown me a picture of her dad; I knew he wasn’t a tall man.  Yet, the … Continue reading

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Digital catalogs sometimes misread handwriting

I regularly find errors in digital catalogs that resulted from someone misreading a handwritten entry and incorrectly transliterating it into text. Looking for Taube Josefowicz? Better check Tanbe Jozefowicz. It’s no accident that I stumbled upon the ship manifest for … Continue reading

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