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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.

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Project statistics

78,775 out of 181,382 pages have been completed.
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Other statistics
  • 84,256 pages have received contributions.
  • there are 3,147 transcribers.
  • the highest contributor is DANIALSAN - Moderator (Ayrshire, Transcription Moderators)
  • there are 24 groups.

Our transcribable resources

VolumeBooksPagesCompletedDifficulty
Free resources
Clock and watch tax rolls 1797-17982153
99%
Intermediate
Farm horse tax rolls 1797-1798133,328
100%
Beginner to Intermediate
Subscription resources
Aberdeenshire OS Name Books, 1865-1871919,340
59%
Beginner to Intermediate
Argyll OS Name Books, 1868-18788110,191
21%
Intermediate
Ayrshire OS Name Books, 1855-1857666,766
59%
Intermediate
Banffshire OS Name Books, 1867-1869283,346
62%
Intermediate
Berwickshire OS Name Books, 1856-1858412,766
49%
Intermediate
Buteshire OS Name Books, 1855-18647709
39%
Intermediate
Caithness OS Name Books, 1871-1873152,514
43%
Intermediate
Carriage tax rolls, 1785-1798202,541
69%
Beginner to Intermediate
Cart tax rolls 1785-1798142,613
89%
Intermediate
Clackmannanshire OS Name Books, 1861-18627350
83%
Intermediate
Dog tax rolls 1797-17982314
100%
Intermediate
Dumfriesshire OS Name Books, 1848-1858558,699
32%
Intermediate
Dunbartonshire OS Name Books, 1860181,339
82%
Intermediate
East Lothian OS Name Books, 1853-1854553,435
44%
Intermediate
Female servant tax rolls 1785-1792 283,663
47%
Beginner to Advanced
Fife and Kinross-shire OS Name Books, 1853-18551356,237
73%
Intermediate
Forfarshire (Angus) OS Name Books, 1857-1861844,949
58%
Intermediate
Hearth tax records 1691-1695431,860
52%
Intermediate to Advanced
Horse tax rolls, 1785-1798334,962
60%
Beginner to Advanced
Inverness-shire OS Name Books, 1876-1878869,784
22%
Intermediate
Kincardineshire OS Name Books, 1863201,994
24%
Intermediate
Kirkcudbrightshire OS Name Books, 1848-185115911,330
7%
Intermediate
Lanarkshire OS Name Books, 1858-1861594,784
90%
Intermediate
Land tax rolls 1645-18311293,766
42%
Beginner to Advanced
Male servant tax rolls 1777-1798273,595
41%
Beginner to Advanced
Midlothian OS Name Books, 1852-18531356,461
27%
Intermediate
Morayshire OS Name Books, 1868-1871232,104
99%
Intermediate
Nairnshire OS Name Books, 18697484
99%
Intermediate
Orkney OS Name Books, 1879-1880263,966
99%
Intermediate
Peeblesshire OS Name Books, 1856-1858472,435
99%
Intermediate
Perthshire OS Name Books, 1859-1862794,858
57%
Intermediate
Renfrewshire OS Name Books, 1856-1857212,125
81%
Intermediate
Ross and Cromarty OS Name Books, 1848-185218718,984
11%
Intermediate
Roxburghshire OS Name Books, 1858-1860423,746
11%
Intermediate
Selkirkshire OS Name Books, 1858151,034
42%
Intermediate
Shetland OS Name Books, 1877-1878265,081
22%
Intermediate
Shop tax rolls, 1785-17898694
83%
Intermediate to Advanced
Stirlingshire OS Name Books, 1858-61272,229
84%
Intermediate
Sutherland OS Name Books, 1871-1875353,187
15%
Intermediate
West Lothian OS Name Books, 1855-1859691,963
65%
Intermediate
Wigtownshire OS Name Books, 1845-1849886,530
11%
Intermediate