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About the Project

The Transcribe ScotlandsPlaces project is encouraging members of the public to help create transcriptions of various resources in the website. These resources are images of historic archives which contain handwritten information about the people and places in Scottish history. We welcome you to take a look at the work that's been done by the various individuals taking part in the project. We also welcome you to register, join a group, and begin transcribing today.

Registering for Transcribe ScotlandsPlaces and giving between 1 and 2 hours per week of your time gives you free access to the entire site resources. Please register as normal and your registration will be updated to include the subscription resources within 72 hours. 

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Project statistics

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Out of 181,776 pages:
  • 118,499 have received contributions.
  • 111,003 have been marked complete.
  • 42,119 have been moderated.
Users:

Our transcribable resources

VolumeBooksPagesCompletedDifficulty
Free resources
Subscription resources
Aberdeenshire OS Name Books, 1865-1871919,481
95%
Beginner to Intermediate
Ayrshire OS Name Books, 1855-1857666,766
96%
Intermediate
Banffshire OS Name Books, 1867-1869283,346
92%
Intermediate
Berwickshire OS Name Books, 1856-1858412,766
80%
Intermediate
Buteshire OS Name Books, 1855-18647709
78%
Intermediate
Cart tax rolls 1785-1798142,613
100%
Intermediate
East Lothian OS Name Books, 1853-1854553,435
68%
Intermediate
Fife and Kinross-shire OS Name Books, 1853-18551356,237
100%
Intermediate
Hearth tax records 1691-1695431,860
92%
Intermediate to Advanced
Horse tax rolls, 1785-1798334,962
79%
Beginner to Advanced
Inverness-shire OS Name Books, 1876-1878869,784
79%
Intermediate
Lanarkshire OS Name Books, 1858-1861594,784
100%
Intermediate
Male servant tax rolls 1777-1798273,595
100%
Beginner to Advanced
Perthshire OS Name Books, 1859-1862794,858
100%
Intermediate
Selkirkshire OS Name Books, 1858151,034
71%
Intermediate