Society Projects

Over the years our volunteer transcribers have made copies of lots of different original records. Most of these are records in the keeping of Sheffield Archives. They include a large number of baptism, marriage and burial records. Recently we have completed a major exercise to transcribe thousands of baptism and marriage entries from the registers of Methodist chapels. Details of recently completed transcriptions are published on our News page.

We make the material we transcribe available for purchase at a modest charge to cover our expenses and contribute to future projects. Most of the records are transcribed into Excel where the data can be filtered and searched. You can find these transcribed records and other material of interest on our pages at the GENfair website.

Copies of some of the more specialist records transcribed by our volunteers are available to members to view for free in the resources section of the Members Area.

A lot of the records that we have transcribed have been submitted to FindMyPast. You can view them on this website if you already have a subscription or you can buy credits to pay as you go. Note that the information submitted to FindMyPast is not always the whole transcription because the FindMyPast database is configured to take certain standard fields of information only. If you want to be certain that you have the full transcription of everything noted in the record you need to use our downloads.

Getting involved

We welcome all new volunteers so if you are interested in helping with our transcription projects please get in touch. You need to have access to a computer but it doesn’t matter where you live. Some of our transcribers are on the other side of the world. For more details contact our Projects Co-ordinator.