Hi <<First Name>>,

It's Volunteers' Week this week, and we want to take this opportunity to say thank you. If you've been transcribing with us, recently or sometime this year, thank you for giving your time to transcribe, so we can make these precious records accessible.

Since we launched the transcription project officially in February:

14,039 pages of records have been transcribed 
644 new people have joined us
4,680 record pages have been completed 

Each page is completed once it has been transcribed three separate times. It’s then compiled together into a final transcription, to ensure best quality.

We have transcribed:
  • All 5 volumes of the General Registers 
  • Both of the two volumes of Baptism Registers
  • 80% of the four Nursery Books 
  • 50% of the two Inspection Books 
This is all thanks to you!

We appreciate the energy, time and commitment you are giving: to type out these long tables of text, to follow the rules and guidelines, and to decipher that difficult handwriting!

Thank you for being open-minded and happy to try transcribing different record sets. Your willingness to transcribe the range of records that come up means we can ensure all the digitised records are completed as needed.

Thank you for being curious! Your interest and enthusiasm for learning about the Foundling Hospital history is fantastic. Thanks to you we are discovering more about what life was like for children at the Foundling Hospital.

Thank you for being so communicative. Your comments and discussions on the Talk message board have created a wonderful community where we can share questions, ideas and information as we transcribe together. 

Without you, this project wouldn't be possible. We wouldn't be able to uncover the stories of children at the Foundling Hospital and the story of care over time.
 You have an important part to play in keeping these records alive. You are making this history and these children's stories available for everyone to learn from and enjoy.

A huge thank you from all of us on the Voices Through Time team.
Molly, Jo and Amy
Voices Through Time: The Story of Care

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