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Transcription Group

Transcription Group

An on-going project to transcribe a selection of documents dating between 1530- by a group of volunteers sponsored by the Kent Archaeological Society. The objectives were for the volunteers to develop and practice their palaeography skills; for them to learn about Kent in the past as shown in the documents; for the transcripts to be made available to others for education, research and personal interest.

Among other subjects, the documents provide information on the practice of religion, the administration of the Poor Law, farming, shopkeeping, children and households. The front page of each transcript includes keywords indicating the principal covered within the document.

Trustee Rapporteur to Council