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Evaluation of a digital transcription of English parochial registers, 1538-1851: a pilot study

Article dated: 21-Dec-06

AHDS History has been successful in being awarded a small research grant from the ESRC to carry out a pilot study to evaluate the accuracy of the Genealogical Society of Utah's machine-readable transcription of parish registers in Bedfordshire, covering the period 1538-1851. The project will also:
  • compare the counts of demographic events made by earlier scholars with the events returned in these databases
  • assess the comprehensiveness of the coverage of demographic events in these registers
  • create distributable versions of these databases for the HE/FE community through AHDS History
  • produce a work-flow system for the ingest of all other parish-register data to be made available by the Genealogical Society of Utah
The project is expected to start in April 2007 and will take a little under a year.


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