Helps you transcribe scans of census data, parish records, etc

Filesize: 5050KB
Licence: Freeware
Restrictions: None
System: XP/ 2000/ Vista/ Win7
Version: 1.1.8 (05/09/11)

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genscriber_author says: Do NOT download GenScriber from this location. It is a very old unsupported version, and is now obsolete. The speed restriction and request for payment to download at normal speed violates the GenScriber license. I have asked for it to be removed from this website, but I have been ignored. The latest version of GenScriber is always available free at, where there are no speed restrictions or advertising. Regards Les Hardy GenScriber Author and copyright holder. (23/05/2014)

brianh says: 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. Latest version is here..... (04/07/2013)

webmayo says: GenScriber 2.0.5 has been released. Direct download here... Some new features added, and now has language support. (30/06/2013)

vince223 says: I tried the latest version from, and I have to say, the old version you have for download, does not do it justice. I found version 1.3 much improved, and it has many more features. The best thing about genscriber is that it won't mess up the dates. It is also much simpler to use than a spreadsheet. I will be using genscriber for all my transcribing from now on. (10/11/2011)

webmayo says: GenScriber is intuitive and easy to use. The data input area uses a spreadsheet style grid, but, do not be deceived by the style. GenScriber is not a spreadsheet. It has none of the well known problems associated with using spreadsheets for genealogical data input. GenScriber is designed specifically for genealogical data input. All cell inputs are alphanumeric. No assumptions are made about the data type. Dates and values are not automatically modified to some alien value you didn't want. By default all data input will remain exactly as you entered it. Dates, values and special characters, (like slash, commas and quotes) can all be entered. GenScriber will always treat them as text input. You can of course use the extended options or built in scripting language to apply special actions to data cells, but even that is limited, and is only active if the user turns it on. Data files are always csv, and fully transportable to any system. GenScriber will automatically read csv files with field separators of comma, semicolon, or tab. Images files may be jpg, png, bmp, tif or gif. Images may be zoomed and rotated. Versions for Linux and Windows are currently available. The restricted download speed you here is a joke,especially for an old version. The latest GenScriber release is available from the genscriber website, with no speed restrictions. It is free for private and non-commercial use. (09/11/2011)

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