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We need volunteers to help us transcribe images for an Oswestry Cemetery Gravestones project.

Instructions – Please Read

The project contains images.

Background: The Oswestry Cemetery project is a photographic survey of gravestones in Oswestry Cemetery. The survey was undertaken by volunteers of the Oswestry Cemetery Project, an HLF funded project, that ran from September 2013 to March 2015.  Permission to copy images are to be obtained from Oswestry Town Council.

The gravestones we are asking you to help us transcribe have been taken in sections. To start with we have put up one section only first.

Task: The task is to transcribe the gravestones. We would like you to transcribe exactly what you see on the gravestone from the image.

Click on the section that has been chosen to start with, in this case it is section J1, you will then be taken to the records specified for transcribing, you can then put them into 'Your Favourites' box. We ask that you pick no more than 10 records at a time to edit and if possible we ask that you edit records in order. If you find that you can’t edit a record this means someone else is editing it.  We ask that you put your transcript into the 'Descriptions' box on the edit page for now, but this may alter as the project progresses. If you are not able to write in a box then you need to press the green + button at the side and a new editable box will appear underneath.

**Please only work on the records that have been specially selected for you, if you work on any records not specified, they will be cancelled and released from your favourites box.**

**We have done an example page for you so you can see what we are looking for. **

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**Need some tips on transcribing? Go to the Knowledge Base on the Community page to have a look: http://www.heritageheroes.org.uk/community/knowledge-base/transcribing. Particularly relevant to this project are Transcribing Tip 2, (regarding the use of square brackets in abbreviation), Transcribing Tip 3, (regarding capital letters), Transcribing Tip 4, (regarding not abbreviating or expanding), Transcribing Tip 5 (regarding including all punctuation), and Transcribing Tip 6 , (regarding what to do if a word is worn or illegible).**

**If you would like more tips and advice on transcribing, please follow the link to the National Archives website. They give advice, tips and even exercises in transcribing and palaeography. http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/palaeography**

**Please note that there will not be instructions available once you open a record to edit** We advise you familiarise yourself with the site and the tasks and for any questions you have please use the 'Knowledge Base' on the community page. This has a list of FAQ's. If you can not find the question you have, on 'Knowledge Base', you can write a new one and someone will reply with an answer for you. (Please allow for differing working patterns in regards to the speed of the reply.)

**Important message: Please remember that when you registered, you ticked and confirmed that you understood the website Terms of Use. If you wish to use any of the images available on this website for personal use you must obtain permission first**

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Section J1 - Completed, thank you.

Section K - Completed, thank you.

Section B - Completed, thank you.

Section D - Part 1 - Completed, thank you.

Section D - Part 2 - Completed, thank you.

Section D - Part 3 - New section available 

Section D - Part 3

Section D - Part 4

Section D - Part 5