The History Group would like to say a big thank you to those who have donated to the cost of publishing the Indentures book. THE COST IS NOW COVERED!
A small team has been working on transcribing17th & 18th centuries Apprentices’ Indentures in Tilney All Saints, and looking into how we eventually present these. Initially the idea was to transcribe from photographs of the originals and present the 51 typed transcriptions in a folder and CD for Wisbech & Fenland Museum, where the originals are archived. But we are realising that it would be good if the transcriptions were also made more widely available for the use of:
- Tilney All Saints History Group members & friends
- Residents of the village
- Family History research
- Local History research
- Social History students
- Local schools
The result is we are looking at digitising the documents with the transcriptions for access on a website, and publishing a small number of books.
The self-publishing is almost complete so the book should be out by the end of July. Contact us if interested. There won't be too many available for sale, and we haven't decided yet how much.
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