HS2 Seeks Help Transcribing Historic Burial Records

HS2 Seeks Help Transcribing Historic Burial Records

 

Are you up for a bit of volunteer transcribing? 

 

The HS2 rail project are seeking members of the public to transcribe over 50,000 records and have launched a new crowdsourcing project to transcribe 57,639 burial records from London’s St James’s Burial Ground.

St James’s, an 18th century burial ground near Euston station that was home to 31,000 bodies, was excavated by archaeologists between 2018 and 2019 as part of HS2’s construction.

The St James’s burial records have been digitised on crowdsourcing platform Zooniverse, and volunteers are encouraged to transcribe details such as each person’s name, date of burial, lot and plot number, age at death and cause of death.

Link to the transcription page and more details - https://www.zooniverse.org/projects/mola/stories-of-st-jamess-burial-ground

 

Margaret Roberts

Written by : Margaret Roberts