Many of our publications are based on documents that we have transcribed over the years. We are now very close to completing work on Wiltshire parish registers and bishops’ transcripts. In addition, we are working on a range of other documents which we aim to make available to family historians in the future. Currently we are working on the following projects:
Manor court records (17th to early 20th century)
Jurors lists (18th and 19th centuries) Quarter Session Depositions by witnesses and the accused (19th century)
If you have used any of our transcriptions – or transcriptions made by other family history societies – why not join us at the Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre in Chippenham (WSHC) to make your contribution? No experience? Don’t worry, you will gain it, and you will find other people there willing to help you as well. Our group is very supportive of one another, working together to puzzle out a text and what it means and swapping interesting findings over coffee and lunch breaks.
We meet on Wednesdays or Fridays, so if you have a few hours to spare on either day, why not join us?
Transcribing in the last two years has been difficult but now we are nearly back to pre-Covid conditions. We are not obliged to wear masks in the Reading Room, but researchers can do so if they feel more secure.