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by logan
Tue Mar 23, 2010 2:43 pm
Forum: Requests
Topic: Archives numerisees de Paris
Replies: 3
Views: 71963

Re: Archives numerisees de Paris

The problem of having to "turn pages" in each tables decennales search result can't be solved with OCR, I think, but manual indexers (not me!) should be able to do it. The problem of having to specify so many search parameters, instead of just a name, for example, should be easily to solve for the p...
by logan
Tue Mar 23, 2010 2:32 pm
Forum: How do I...?
Topic: 1929 Poland & Danzig Bus Dir?
Replies: 4
Views: 20464

Re: 1929 Poland & Danzig Bus Dir?

seraulu1, What exactly did you search for on this site, and for which of the matches returned are you trying to view the image? For example, you searched for "Kalter" and are trying to view the second match in the 1929 directory, image 671. You should be able to click on the link that begins "1929 P...
by logan
Mon Dec 21, 2009 9:21 pm
Forum: Requests
Topic: Archives numerisees de Paris
Replies: 3
Views: 71963

Re: Archives numerisees de Paris

If you discover typewritten documents in this online collection, please let me know, and we can see whether OCR would be helpful. Unfortunately, for handwritten documents, OCR is likely to be useless, except possibly for a large quantity of documents written by a single person (a single notary with ...
by logan
Mon Nov 16, 2009 7:10 pm
Forum: Notes
Topic: 1871 Lwow Address Directory
Replies: 0
Views: 18580

1871 Lwow Address Directory

A large part of this directory (http://www.sbc.katowice.pl/dlibra/docmetadata?id=8636) does not include personal names, but is nonetheless very useful for genealogists, since it contains a correspondence between older house numbers and newer street addresses. House numbers appear frequently in 19th ...
by logan
Wed Aug 12, 2009 2:50 pm
Forum: Notes
Topic: 1913 Galicia Business Directory
Replies: 3
Views: 28178

1913 Galicia Business Directory

The website hosting the 1913 Galicia Business Directory is sometimes very slow to display the images, when you try to change the image number. If this happens to you, be patient. Type the image number you want once and wait. After a few minutes (literally), it should be displayed. If you have a lot ...
by logan
Sat Jul 18, 2009 9:55 pm
Forum: What does ... mean?
Topic: Business-activity translations
Replies: 4
Views: 34367

Re: Business-activity translations

Assuming you have already checked the occupation translation resources in the first post in this forum , you could also try machine translation at: http://translate.google.com http://poltran.com Machine translation probably will not work for abbreviations. To decipher abbreviations, check the occupa...
by logan
Sat Jul 18, 2009 9:47 pm
Forum: How do I...?
Topic: 1929 Poland & Danzig Bus Dir?
Replies: 4
Views: 20464

Re: 1929 Poland & Danzig Bus Dir?

Many users encounter this problem with the website that displays the 1929 directory. There were instructions in the Genealogy Indexer Help section explaining how to get around this, but, since it seems that most people do not read the Help, I have changed the links to the 1929 directory to go direct...
by logan
Tue May 26, 2009 11:05 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Webmasters: get a search box for your site
Replies: 0
Views: 13071

Webmasters: get a search box for your site

Webmasters can now incorporate custom Genealogy Indexer search boxes into their own websites. To get the HTML to paste into your site, just perform a search as usual, with {html} appended (or, if you are already including options surrounded by {}, add html to the list of options, as in {d82,d83,html...
by logan
Sat Mar 28, 2009 2:00 pm
Forum: Notes
Topic: 1930 Lithuania Telephone Directory
Replies: 0
Views: 22801

1930 Lithuania Telephone Directory

Since the 1930 Lithuania Telephone Directory is organized by locality, if you are only interested in a few small places, you might prefer to manually search those places' entries, rather than rely on the full-text search across the entire directory, which is not 100% accurate (due to OCR inaccuracie...
by logan
Fri Mar 27, 2009 2:12 am
Forum: Notes
Topic: 1935 Lithuania Telephone Directory
Replies: 0
Views: 21329

1935 Lithuania Telephone Directory

Since the 1935 Lithuania Telephone Directory is organized by locality, if you are only interested in a few small places, you might prefer to manually search those places' entries, rather than rely on the full-text search across the entire directory, which is not 100% accurate (due to OCR inaccuracie...