Transcription, Abstraction and Translation

The Transcription, Abstraction and Translation Services offered by Sandra Blanchette, Genealogical Services are available to clients all over the world, for genealogical and historical documents. These Services are available in both English and French. Translation Services are for English to French and French to English only. Transcription, Abstraction and Translation Services contracts are custom made to fit the needs of each client concerning the number of hours contracted.

Reasons for using Transcription Services:

  • Difficulty deciphering handwriting style and penmanship
  • Document in other language, such as French
  • A transcript can help better understand what is actually written than the original document
  • Document transcribed by a qualified person who studied in French Literature, with a concentration on Ancient Literature and Classical French Literature
  • Document transcribed by a qualified person with a great knowledge and experience in paleography and penmanship.

Reasons for using Abstraction Services:

  • Difficulty deciphering handwriting style and penmanship
  • Document in other language, such as French
  • An abstract can help better understand what the document describes, as being a summary, which will provide the genealogical information and clear away the excess.
  • Document abstracted by a qualified person who studied in French Literature, with a concentration on Ancient Literature and Classical French Literature
  • Document abstracted by a qualified person with a great knowledge and experience in paleography and penmanship.

Reasons for using Transcription Services:

  • Difficulty deciphering handwriting style and penmanship
  • Document in other language, such as French
  • Document translated by a qualified person who studied in French Literature, with a concentration on Ancient Literature and Classical French Literature
  • Document translated by a qualified person with a great knowledge and experience in paleography and penmanship.

The rate is set on an hourly rate at $60 (calculated by increments of 15 minutes). Minimum 1 hour per contract. A retainer for the amount equivalent to 1 hour minimum or 50% of the hours contracted will be required in advance. Once the Transcription, Abstraction or Translation is completed, payment in full is required, before the Transcription, Abstraction or Translation is delivered.

Following an analyse of your request and the document provided, a number of hours required for the task will be determined, including the expected time of delivery. You must provide as a legible copy of the document accompanied by the source citations, you wish to have transcribed, abstracted or translated.

Transcription, Abstraction or Translation Services will begin once Sandra Blanchette, Genealogical Services as received the following items:

  • Two copies of the Transcription, Abstraction or Translation Services contract signed and initialised;
  • All legible supporting documents accompanied by the source citations;
  • The retainer.

Disclaimer

Sandra Blanchette, Genealogical Services can make no guarantee regarding how much, if any, of the information provided can be transcribed, abstracted or translated and lays solely in the quality of the document you shall provide. A document which is too faded, water damaged beyond legibility, torn, stained or otherwise where its condition is negatively touched, can be deemed impossible to use. You understand and agree that Sandra Blanchette, Genealogical Services cannot predict in advance the time needed to translate, transcript or abstract, the time needed to perform the service with the documents you provide is on you, not on Sandra Blanchette, Genealogical Services.