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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:
  • 115,006 have received contributions.
  • 105,709 have been marked complete.
  • 35,941 have been moderated.
Users:

Our transcribable resources

VolumeBooksPagesCompletedDifficulty
Free resources
Subscription resources
Aberdeenshire OS Name Books, 1865-1871919,481
94%
Beginner to Intermediate
Ayrshire OS Name Books, 1855-1857666,766
85%
Intermediate
Banffshire OS Name Books, 1867-1869283,346
75%
Intermediate
Berwickshire OS Name Books, 1856-1858412,766
75%
Intermediate
Buteshire OS Name Books, 1855-18647709
61%
Intermediate
Cart tax rolls 1785-1798142,613
98%
Intermediate
East Lothian OS Name Books, 1853-1854553,435
57%
Intermediate
Fife and Kinross-shire OS Name Books, 1853-18551356,237
100%
Intermediate
Hearth tax records 1691-1695431,860
84%
Intermediate to Advanced
Horse tax rolls, 1785-1798334,962
43%
Beginner to Advanced
Inverness-shire OS Name Books, 1876-1878869,784
71%
Intermediate
Lanarkshire OS Name Books, 1858-1861594,784
99%
Intermediate
Male servant tax rolls 1777-1798273,595
92%
Beginner to Advanced
Peeblesshire OS Name Books, 1856-1858472,435
100%
Intermediate
Perthshire OS Name Books, 1859-1862794,858
99%
Intermediate
Selkirkshire OS Name Books, 1858151,034
44%
Intermediate
Stirlingshire OS Name Books, 1858-61272,229
100%
Intermediate