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Transcribing ScotlandsPlaces exhibition

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A new free exhibition at National Records of Scotland celebrates the work of 3,000 volunteer transcribers on the Transcribing ScotlandsPlaces project.

Transcribing ScotlandsPlace is an ongoing project to transcribe historic archives held by National Records of Scotland. At the launch of the project, volunteers around the world were invited to devote one or two hours a week to transcribing records which would then be made available online for local and family history researchers to use. So far, 96,000 pages of records have been transcribed, meaning that the project has reached its halfway point.

The free display runs from 7 July to 1 August 2014 and features some of the historic archives, which date to between 1645 and 1880 from National Records of Scotland, National Library of Scotland and Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland.

Venue: General Register House, 2 Princes Street, Edinburgh EH1 3YY; website.

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