How does the transcription process work ?


For reasons of privacy, rather than dealing with horizontal rows of text each transcriber worked in vertical columns so that they could never see the entire record of an individual whose record would be closed when the Register was published online.

The names on the Register were transcribed in transcription houses in Britain, and we were contractually obliged to meet an accuracy rate in readable records of 98% or greater. As the Register consists of the personal handwriting of 65,000 enumerators, there have been a very small number of errors identified. If you notice an error, do get in touch and we will invesigate. We always correct any errors discovered within transcriptions.

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