Monday, October 18, 2010

Amanuensis Monday - October 18, 2010

Amanuensis: A person employed to write what another dictates or to copy what has been written by another.
  • Is there a letter, journal entry, speech, other document, or audio recording, written or delivered by or about an ancestor you wish to transcribe for future generations?
  • Are you engaged in a transcription project of an historical document?
This is what Amanuensis Monday was created for. Amanuensis is an obscure word, but it derives from the Latin, ‘Manu’ meaning ‘hand’. I began this project back in February of 2009, and since then, many others have joined in on the meme.  Why do we transcribe?

I had been listing others who participated in my Weekly Genealogy Picks entry, from which I am taking a break.  However, I'd still like to provide a weekly place for everyone to add links to their transcriptions.  So if you have an Amanuensis Monday post on your blog, please feel free to add a link below.


Nancy said...

I'm thrilled to see that you are using Mr. Linky's widget! I think it will make things so much easier!

Nancy said...

I hope others like this new system. It works especially well if one doesn't want to use the meme title in every post.

I was excited to find a marriage license announcement for my grandparents. View both image and transcription.

John said...

I hope others like the new system, too. It's a lot easier for me, and it assures that no one is missed who wants to be listed.