Would you like to help transcribe shipping records for the ‘Claim a Convict’ website?

The more names that are transcribed – the more information will be available for researchers and provide improved access to records. Volunteers do not require any special skills and only need to set aside a few hours to transcribe an indent per ship, from the comfort of your home. On average there are 200-300 names per ship which equals about 3-4 hours’ work of transcribing.

As part of the procedure of getting names listed onto the Claim a Convict website, we first have to transcribe primary records into a useable format. This is where we need your help – transcribing and checking information from the original shipping indents into a spreadsheet. Once this process has been completed, the material you have helped transcribe is then saved into another format and then the updated information is uploaded to the website. You will be attributed for any new information you contribute.

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