by Les Hardy
A program to transcribe genealogy document from images of census registers, church/parish records, etc. The interface is comprised of several resizable windows within a single main window. A register image can be viewed in the top window while data is input in the bottom window.

Free • Windows • Unix • Auxiliary
Overall25 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00
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GenScriber Review by Brian Haig,  Jul 4, 2013

5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

I downloaded this genscriber app a few weeks ago, and now I don’t know how I could manage without it.

I had all kinds of problems trying to do census transcriptions with excel and other spreadsheets. I thought this would be the same, but its not!.

It looks like a spreadsheet, but it doesn’t try to change my data when I enter it. All date formats stay exactly how I entered them. Even better, it displays the image I am transcribing, instead of having to use a separate image viewer.

The version I have (2.0.5) also has a SmartPaste option that I really like. It allows me to easily copy records from web pages. It saves me loads of time when I am searching genealogy records online.

Biggest Pro: The first spreadsheet style app I have ever used that does not try to change the data I enter
Biggest Con: Not available for the Mac

GenScriber Review by Vince26,  Nov 15, 2011

5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

I’m so glad I found this application. I have used it for a few weeks now, and I definitely will not be going back to excel. For anyone wanting to transcribe census returns or parish records in a tabular form, genscriber is a must.

It’s very much like using a spreadsheet with the image attached. It’s very easy to use, and best of all, I can just type any values into the cells without worrying if excel is going to mess it up.
It uses templates, and It does the freebmd format. I read on the forum that there will be freecen support in the next version.

Biggest Pro: It does not need installing, and I can run it from my pendisk.
Biggest Con: I have to wait till the next version for freecen support.