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Information about past work at the Modern Records Centre is included in our annual reports and information bulletins (available online from 1996/7 to 2016/7). Recordings of several past events are also available - the student-led Open Education Series, 2014-2016, and the schools project Archives Alive, 2016.

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Transcription Tuesday Data now available!

Some of you may remember Transcription Tuesday back in February when our compensation register for the Amalgamated Society of Railway Servants (ASRS) was used as the source for an international online transcription event, hosted by Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine and the University of Portsmouth. The register contains nearly 120 pages and over 2,000 entries – all transcribed by a large army of volunteers in the space of a day!

The data has now been cleaned and added to the large and growing database which is part of the Railway Work, Life and Death project based at the University of Portsmouth.

A big Thank You to all the volunteers who helped to make the records available.

Intrigued about the project and want to find out more? - read our blogpost on the Worldwide railway collaboration!

Logo of Railway Work Life and Death project

Thu 19 Dec 2019, 09:46 | Tags: Databases