GenScriber is a FREE and very useful Windows and Linux program created by Les Hardy. It is used to transcribe census records, church records, birth, marriage, baptisms, burials, index records, and other records. The application is lightweight and does not require any special installation. Just copy the program to a convenient place on your hard drive, such as in \Program Files, then click on it to launch it and use it. GenScriber is designed to be intuitive and easy to use. 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. The data input area uses a spreadsheet style grid, but GenScriber is not a spreadsheet. Instead, it creates files that can then be read by most any other spreadsheet or database program.
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GenScriber creates worksheets are in CSV format and the application will read these files with field separators of comma, semicolon or tab. It will import and export files in FreeBMD, FreeREG, and FreeCEN file formats. It is possible to load JPG, PNG, TIF, GIF and PDF files into the database and the images can be zoomed and rotated.
GenScriber is free for private and non-commercial use.
Note: Do not confuse GenScriber with GenScribe, a genealogy program for Macintosh computers.
For more information about this free program for Windows and Linux, look at http://genscriber.com/genapps/.