Transcription Tuesday 2019

By Guest, 5 February 2019 - 12:00am

It's back! We reveal how you can get involved with our third annual Transcription Tuesday event on 5 February 2019 and help make unique records accessible to all...

Welcome to the homepage for Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine's third annual Transcription Tuesday event on 5 February 2019.

Just as we did in 2017 and 2018, we're asking readers to join us in indexing and transcribing thousands of unique records throughout the day, helping to make them more widely accessible to researchers across the globe.

Whether you can spare a few minutes or a few hours, it's the perfect opportunity to delve into some fascinating documents and give something back to the family history community.

If that wasn't enough, you don't even need to leave the house to take part. No matter where in the world you live, all you need is a computer, an internet connection and a passion for genealogy!
 

How do I get involved? 

This year we've chosen to support three exciting crowdsourcing projects, led by FamilySearch and Heritage & Culture Warwickshire, along with a joint initiative from the University of Portsmouth, the Modern Records Centre and the National Railway Museum.

Unlike previous years, you won't need to fill out a lengthy Transcription Tuesday registration form in order to get involved, and nor will you have to pledge your allegiance to a specific project throughout the day.

Instead, simply click on the links at the bottom of this page to find out more about each of the three projects and what the work will entail. If any of the projects piques your interest, follow the step-by-step instructions and sign up to it directly. 

If you change your mind, don't worry – just try a different project, or have a go at all of them!

If you have any further questions that aren't answered here, feel free to email us at wdytyaeditorial@immediate.co.uk and we'll try to respond as soon as possible.

Make sure you also sign up to our weekly email newsletter for the latest Transcription Tuesday updates and reminders here.

 

Transcription Tuesday 2019 projects 

FamilySearch: Parish Registers
Unlock crucial details of baptisms, marriages and burials by indexing historic parish registers from a number of areas including Cambridge, Cumbria, Hereford, Huntingdon and Shropshire.
Find out more >

 

Railway Work, Life and Death
Join efforts to transcribe an entire book of Edwardian railway worker accidents as part of this project led by the University of Portsmouth, the Modern Records Centre and the National Railway Museum.
Find out more >

 

Warwickshire Bytes: Quarter Sessions Depositions
Help Heritage & Culture Warwickshire build a free searchable online index to over 12,000 witness statements held by the county archives.
Find out more >

 

Due to delays with Ancestry's new Keying Tool software, unfortunately we are unable to include the West Midlands Police Records project as previously stated in our February 2019 issue. We apologise for any inconvenience this may have caused.

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