Project Details

Project Title: Henshaws Reports
Project Description: Scanning of Henshaws' reports 1837-2016 and creation of a name index. Reports and index to appear on Henshaws' web site and copy of index on MLFHS site. Particularly valuable are reports 1837-1939 which include names of pupils enrolled in the former school for the blind.
Project manager: John Marsden
Project Size (L/M/S): Medium
Project Status: Current
Project Started: 13 Aug 2016
Anticipated completion: 29 Dec 2017
Volunteer Requirement: Home working indexers required

26 Jan 2017A decision has been taken to prioritise the listings of inmates so as to arrive at a comprehensive listing as a first deliverable. To this end, volunteers have been allocated work and transcription is in progress. A small problem has been identified in the scans of pages where the book is tightly bound, causing the loss of the last entry in the listing. A mop-up exercise will follow the transcription to fill in any gaps from the original books.
22 Dec 2016Now agreed that indexing will be managed by Geoff Haslam. Pro-forma for indexes now agreed and a number of possible home-workers identified. Indexing will commence early 2017.
10 Nov 2016Scanning of all reports 1837-2015 completed.
24 Aug 2016Scanning of reports complete 1904-2013
14 Aug 2016Scanning of reports commenced.

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