Last week we released the UK, Prison Hulk Registers and Letter Books, 1802-1849 – if you are not familiar with the history of these records and what the Prison Hulks were it would be worthwhile doing a little research. Just a little tidbit of information is that although the ships were only supposed to be used temporarily they ended up being used for around 80 years; I guess temporary is defined by the decision maker! So far the 65 contributors working on this project have keyed 33,500 records.
And yesterday we released Fife, Scotland, Voters Lists, 1832-1894. Although, in my opinion, these records don’t have as interesting of a story they are incredibly popular which can be seen in the fact that in only 24 hours over 7500 records have been keyed! They are very straight forward and it takes only a few minutes to complete an image set which likely helps their popularity.
So if you are interested in keying either of these projects you’ll want to act quickly as they are on pace to be completed in just a few weeks time.
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