I have been consulting with genealogists several evenings a week for about three years now and I’ve started to notice a few weaknesses in their education. Here is one that was a weakness of my own for some time.There is a real need out there for training in transcribing and abstracting documents like wills, estate inventories, deeds, mortgages and such works. These do not lend themselves to 50 minute instruction blocks, but are more suitable to two hour or three hour workshops.
How do you think this skill can best be taught? I’d like to hear what you think.