Transcription Tuesday

The magazine of the popular Who Do You Think You Are? TV programme is looking for contributions to, an online project partnership involving the University of Portsmouth, led by Professor Humphrey Southall in Geography.


The magazine is running it’s first-ever Transcription Tuesday event on 17 January and it is promoting GB1900 as one of six transcription websites, hoping to encourage as many people to set some time aside to contribute towards one of the projects – even if it's just for half an hour.


To help and take part in Transcription Tuesday, please go to: and tweet using the hashtag #TranscriptionTuesday


The GB1900 project is an ambitious attempt to transcribe maps from across the UK making them easier for family and local historians to use.


It aims to create a complete list of the estimated three million place-names on early Ordnance Survey maps of Britain to help make sure local place-names can live on rather than be lost for ever.


It is a free, public resource, of particular use to local historians and genealogists. The project is a partnership of the University of Portsmouth, the National Library of Scotland, the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales, the University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies, the National Library of Wales and the People’s Collection Wales.

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