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Land Tax Returns
published by Brian & Pam Airey on Fri, 11/08/2023 - 9:55

Somerset Heritage Centre has a project transcribing Land Tax records, which is digitising and transcribing their collections of annual tax returns from 1766-1832. They are a wonderfully name-rich source, and can help with family and property history as they list owners, occupiers and names of properties for each year. Although the project has been running for several years the Centre is needing help in transcribing the Winterstoke  hundred which covers Weston, Axbridge, Cheddar and surrounding parishes. The digitised images will be made available through their public access computers in the search room, along with a PDF of the transcription. The resulting index of all names and places will be available worldwide through their online catalogue. Volunteers will register with the Trust and be given full training. You can work from  home. Sets of images will be sent out via We Transfer, along with a template, handwriting guide, sample of completed work etc. Volunteers should be familiar with Excel or Office 365. Support and advice will be available during office hours. If you wish to get involved contact Kate Parr through https://swheritage.org.uk/about-us/volunteering/ 

Ensure you say you wish to undertake Land Tax returns so that Kate can deal.

Brian Airey

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Submitted by Jenny Towey on Sat, 12/08/2023 - 8:43

Thanks so much for finding out about this project for us, Brian.

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