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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 182,077 pages:
  • 123,513 have received contributions.
  • 116,790 have been marked complete.
  • 52,032 have been moderated.
Users:

Our transcribable resources

VolumeBooksPagesCompletedDifficulty
Free resources
Subscription resources
Aberdeenshire OS Name Books, 1865-1871919,481
96%
Beginner to Intermediate
Argyll OS Name Books, 1868-18788110,191
41%
Intermediate
Ayrshire OS Name Books, 1855-1857666,766
99%
Intermediate
Banffshire OS Name Books, 1867-1869283,346
100%
Intermediate
Berwickshire OS Name Books, 1856-1858412,766
89%
Intermediate
Caithness OS Name Books, 1871-1873152,514
50%
Intermediate
Dumfriesshire OS Name Books, 1848-1858558,699
40%
Intermediate
East Lothian OS Name Books, 1853-1854553,435
90%
Intermediate
Forfarshire (Angus) OS Name Books, 1857-1861844,949
78%
Intermediate
Horse tax rolls, 1785-1798334,962
99%
Beginner to Advanced
Inverness-shire OS Name Books, 1876-1878869,784
85%
Intermediate
Land tax rolls 1645-18311293,766
54%
Beginner to Advanced
Male servant tax rolls 1777-1798273,595
100%
Beginner to Advanced
Midlothian OS Name Books, 1852-18531356,461
34%
Intermediate
Roxburghshire OS Name Books, 1858-1860423,746
37%
Intermediate