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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

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Out of 181,455 pages:
  • 98,503 have received contributions.
  • 84,839 have been marked complete.
  • 9,950 have been moderated.
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Our transcribable resources

VolumeBooksPagesCompletedDifficulty
Free resources
Clock and watch tax rolls 1797-17982153
100%
Intermediate
Farm horse tax rolls 1797-1798133,328
100%
Beginner to Intermediate
Subscription resources
Aberdeenshire OS Name Books, 1865-1871919,340
74%
Beginner to Intermediate
Argyll OS Name Books, 1868-18788110,191
34%
Intermediate
Ayrshire OS Name Books, 1855-1857666,766
69%
Intermediate
Banffshire OS Name Books, 1867-1869283,346
72%
Intermediate
Berwickshire OS Name Books, 1856-1858412,766
59%
Intermediate
Buteshire OS Name Books, 1855-18647709
49%
Intermediate
Caithness OS Name Books, 1871-1873152,514
48%
Intermediate
Carriage tax rolls, 1785-1798202,541
49%
Beginner to Intermediate
Cart tax rolls 1785-1798142,613
39%
Intermediate
Clackmannanshire OS Name Books, 1861-18627350
100%
Intermediate
Dog tax rolls 1797-17982314
100%
Intermediate
Dumfriesshire OS Name Books, 1848-1858558,699
37%
Intermediate
Dunbartonshire OS Name Books, 1860181,339
87%
Intermediate
East Lothian OS Name Books, 1853-1854553,435
53%
Intermediate
Female servant tax rolls 1785-1792 283,663
32%
Beginner to Advanced
Fife and Kinross-shire OS Name Books, 1853-18551356,237
76%
Intermediate
Forfarshire (Angus) OS Name Books, 1857-1861844,949
71%
Intermediate
Hearth tax records 1691-1695431,860
58%
Intermediate to Advanced
Horse tax rolls, 1785-1798334,962
38%
Beginner to Advanced
Inverness-shire OS Name Books, 1876-1878869,784
30%
Intermediate
Kincardineshire OS Name Books, 1863201,994
61%
Intermediate
Kirkcudbrightshire OS Name Books, 1848-185115911,403
12%
Intermediate
Lanarkshire OS Name Books, 1858-1861594,784
94%
Intermediate
Land tax rolls 1645-18311293,766
24%
Beginner to Advanced
Male servant tax rolls 1777-1798273,595
36%
Beginner to Advanced
Midlothian OS Name Books, 1852-18531356,461
33%
Intermediate
Morayshire OS Name Books, 1868-1871232,104
100%
Intermediate
Nairnshire OS Name Books, 18697484
100%
Intermediate
Orkney OS Name Books, 1879-1880263,966
100%
Intermediate
Peeblesshire OS Name Books, 1856-1858472,435
100%
Intermediate
Perthshire OS Name Books, 1859-1862794,858
82%
Intermediate
Renfrewshire OS Name Books, 1856-1857212,125
82%
Intermediate
Ross and Cromarty OS Name Books, 1848-185218718,984
13%
Intermediate
Roxburghshire OS Name Books, 1858-1860423,746
17%
Intermediate
Selkirkshire OS Name Books, 1858151,034
43%
Intermediate
Shetland OS Name Books, 1877-1878265,081
31%
Intermediate
Shop tax rolls, 1785-17898694
69%
Intermediate to Advanced
Stirlingshire OS Name Books, 1858-61272,229
85%
Intermediate
Sutherland OS Name Books, 1871-1875353,187
19%
Intermediate
West Lothian OS Name Books, 1855-1859691,963
64%
Intermediate
Wigtownshire OS Name Books, 1845-1849886,530
14%
Intermediate