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About the projects:
This Transcription Tuesday we have three different church record projects you can help us transcribe:
- England: Blackburn Parish Registers (1813-2021)
- Ireland: Country Antrim Catholic church records (1740-1913)
- Scottish: Lanarkshire Church Records (1832-1967)
Each project is a little different but the records are all typically handwritten on printed forms and registers containing baptism, birth, christening, marriage, marriage intention, and burials records from each locality. There are project instructions, handwriting helps, sample images, and other resources to help with the transcription.
To get started, log into your account at FamilySearch or register for a free FamilySearch account. Go to the indexing section and look for the projects or you can just click on the links above to go directly to the project once you have an account. Read the project instructions and then jump in and start transcribing. There are resources here on this main indexing page and help in the project and indexing tool itself as you are transcribing.
If you need any additional help or have a question on the day, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks for helping us transcribe these records so that more people can find search them and find their ancestors. We appreciate all our volunteers.