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....
And it's just the beginning...
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!
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.
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