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Transcription Tuesday

For the past two months, we’ve been running our Transcription Tuesday Weekly Challenge to help our readers stay occupied during lockdown.


Transcribing family history records is a great way to challenge yourself, learn new skills and help fellow family historians by making crucial records available to the public.

We’re ending the Transcription Tuesday Weekly Challenge now, but we’re gathering all our existing projects on one page so our readers can refer back to them any time they like.

If you’ve got time on your hands, why not spend an hour transcribing – you’ll never know what you’ll uncover!


Transcription Tuesday Weekly Challenge projects 

FamilySearch nonconformist Transcription Tuesday

FamilySearch: Nonconformist Records
Discover the lives of people who were baptised, married and buried outside the Church of England by transcribing nonconformist records from Essex, Gloucestershire, Lancashire, Northumberland and Norfolk.
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Ancestry: Convict Hulks, Convict Prisons and Criminal Lunatic Asylums
Transcribe detailed records of our 19th century criminal ancestors for Ancestry’s free World Archives Project.
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Royal Navy First World War Lives at Sea
Help create a database of First World War Royal Navy records with this partnership between The National Archives and the National Maritime Museum.
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Internment Research Centre
Unlock the records of German and Austrian civilians and soldiers detained at Stobs Military Camp during the First World War.
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Criminal Characters
In this Australian project, help transcribe records of criminals from the country’s earliest days.
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Warwickshire Quarter Sessions Depositions
Help Warwickshire Record Office transcribe depositions from historic court cases.
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