Category Archives: transcription

Transcribers

Where would we be without our transcribers? Answer – a very long way to go. Thanks to everyone who has helped us. We have had help from people in New Zealand, Australia, England, Canada and the USA. A worldwide effort … Continue reading

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Overseers of the Poor, Book 2, 1798 – 1818

I have just finished putting together the spreadsheets from the four transcribers, and editing it. We now have 13 879 records transcribed and into one spreadsheet. A huge thank you to the dedication of our transcribers without whom this would … Continue reading

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Lloyd George Domesday Survey 1910

We have the complete Assessment IR58 for Milton Abbas as 120 digital images. We are about to start transcribing these into a database. Does anyone have any experience of the easiest to set up and free database apps? There about … Continue reading

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Sunday School Usher in 1789

In our transcription of the Sunday School records of 1789, one boy is given the job of “Usher” and receives more money than the other attendees. We have not been able to find out what the role of usher at … Continue reading

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Overseers of the Poor Book 2 1798 – 1818

Thanks to a team of transcribers we have now completed entering all records into a spreadsheet. There are 13 800 records. Together with the Filter and Search Functions in Google sheets we now have a vital resource for further analysis.

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Overseers of the Poor Book 1

Many transcribers have helped us with this mammoth task. We have now completed 18374 records, and put these into one searchable spreadsheet. Here is just one of the 275 pages we have transcribed. If you think you have ancestors in … Continue reading

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1787 Payments for labourers

In the Dorset History Centre there are some bills from 1787 for Milton Abbas estate. These scraps of paper give an insight into the work that was going on, as well as the names of the labourers, and the amount … Continue reading

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Overseers of the Poor Books

The Milton Abbas Local History group are excited to announce that we have today, 14 May 2018, completed our transcription of the Overseers of the Poor Account Book 1771 – 1798, that is 275 double pages, and we now have … Continue reading

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Overseers of the Poor

We are finding many entries which are baffling. For example in 1781 To Barbara Wife of Saml Fiander (Elop’d) – 6 – Mary Ridout Wife of Thos. (Elop’d) – 2 – Martha Vacher Spinster – 4 – Mary Lillington Wd … Continue reading

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The Tragic Tale of Ann Seager

We are transcribing the Overseers of the Poor Book  1771 – 1798. Thanks to John Quinn who transcribed these entries for 1777: 12 October Paid for one Pint of gine for Ann Seager 9 Nov Pd. Dockter Mock help taping Ann Seager … Continue reading

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