Welcome to Transcription Challenge, where we ask volunteers to help us decipher handwritten documents!
View the 5 images below, with the Challenge underlined or boxed in red.
Use the comment field at the bottom of the screen to offer transcription suggestions.
Please be sure to include the number of the problem you are answering (#1-#5), and IF THERE ARE MULTIPLE RED BOXES, label your responses from top to bottom/left to right a., b., c., etc.
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Comments will be approved between the hours of 9-5 EST and new challenges will be posted every two weeks, with new challenges going up on Mondays.
#1: Saint Anthony’s of Padua, Austin, Baptisms 1900 – Pater
#2: Saint Anthony’s of Padua, Austin, Baptisms 1800 – Mater and Patrini
#3: Saint John the Baptist, Lowell, Confirmation 1870
#4: Saint John the Baptist, Lowell, Confirmation 1870
#5: Saint John the Baptist, Lowell, Confirmation 1872