Manx Genealogy Archive 2

Re: will transcripts

When Brian started his wills database he requested transcripts using the same lines as in the originals. This was so that errors would be easy to find and to correct on the online transcripts. However both Joyce and Shirley Hogensen had already transcribed hundreds of wills at that time, without defining the original lines, and had sometimes expanded abbreviations, etc. Brian was delighted to receive these, and certainly not at all annoyed. He pointed out that the lines may not conform to the original, etc., because they differed from later submissions which stuck to exact transcriptions, and was not meant (nor taken) as a criticism.