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Hi <<First Name>>,

Welcome on board to the Voices Through Time: The Story of Care project.
It's wonderful to have you join us. 

Ready to transcribe?
Get started by registering on the Zooniverse platform we are using for the project: https://www.zooniverse.org 
Then join our project here
zooniverse.org/projects/jojo38/voices-through-time-the-story-of-care      

Have a read of the About section to hear all about our project. 
Scroll down to Get Started and click on Start transcribing to begin the transcribing task.

To get inducted, when you are in the transcribing task click on the handy Tutorial to the right of the task itself. After transcribing, have a read of the Field Guide tab on the right-hand side of the page. 
To ask questions, leave a comment here 

For more tips on getting started, have a read of our induction guide
More about the project so far
It's been an amazing month, with so many of you signing up to volunteer and a wonderful day of transcribing for our Transcription Tuesday event. 

On Transcription Tuesday.... 
822 
pages were transcribed
218 pages were 'completed'
(Each page is considered completed once it has been transcribed three separate times, to ensure quality)
93 new volunteers started transcribing
100% of the first volume of the Foundling Hospital General Registers was completed! 

And it's just the beginning...
This marks the full kick-off of the project, and what better way to kick it off than us transcribing all of the first volume of the General Registers? 
 We're really looking forward to having you with us on the journey as we continue to transcribe the story of care over the next few years. 

Coming up 
Some of the records we'll be transcribing after we finish the General Registers:
  • Petition letters written by mothers asking for their children to be taken into the Foundling Hospital
  • Registers of the children baptised and apprenticed at the Hospital 
  • Minute books from the governors' meetings
  • Books containing fabric tokens left by mothers as a symbol of their connection to their children

And much more!


Getting curious about the Foundling Hospital's history? You can read even more on our brand new website: Coram Story

Thank you again and happy transcribing!
Molly and Jo
The Voices Through Time team


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