I can add transcriber to my resume…

Armistead Oakley vs Cornelius Cook Deed 8th of March 1805

Congratulations to me! I transcribed 2 lands, both from Armistead Oakley to Cornelius Cook in 1804 and 1805. It was a challenge because the old handwriting was really hard to read. I had to contact my friend in the Laurens County Register of Deeds office to ask her about a few words.

It is good to transcribe deeds and other land documents word for word for several reasons. First, some deeds list waterways like the Saluda River, Reedy River, etc. Secondly, land deeds lists districts or counties and states where land is located. Thirdly, land deeds list neighbors that land bounds on. By looking at the land deeds from Armistead Oakley to Cornelius Cook, I was able to mentally move Cornelius to another location close to where I thought he lived within Laurens District.

If you have old documents that you help transcribing, please email me and I will transcribe documentĀ  for you. I am only transcribing land deeds for the time being. I charge $20 for each transcription.

Have a great day! Happy ancestor hunting!

Author: samanthanifong

I have been a avid history buff since age 10. I graduated from the College of Charleston with a B.A. in US History. I have been researching my family for 12 years. I specialize in South Carolina history and research. I do freelance genealogy work centered around South Carolina between 1750- 1880. If you have ancestors in South Carolina between 1750-1880 that you would like me to locate, please contact me. Disclaimer.....My research is based on actual evidence which I may or may not post. Any photographs or documentation that I use is my intellectual property unless otherwise noted and may not be used or borrowed without my expressed written consent.

One thought on “I can add transcriber to my resume…”

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s