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Putting Wales on the Map

Published: 09/09/2015

Residents in Flintshire are being invited to take part in an exciting Welsh project to put tithe maps online and make them readily accessible to all. These early 19thcentury local parish maps and the information that goes with them, are invaluable to show the landscape, land use and social make-up at the time. The digital images are being produced by photographers at the National Library of Wales but plenty of help is needed from the general public to transcribe the text on the maps and schedules, and link it to modern maps. Flintshire Record Office will be holding a series of workshops on Wednesday 16th September to show anyone who would like to participate in the project how they can help. It isn’t difficult and volunteers can work from their own computer at home at any time of the day or night. Carys Evans from the Cynefin Project will be at the Record Office in Hawarden from 9.30am to 1pm and everyone is welcome to attend. Booking is required to ensure that everyone gets some one-to-one attention to make the most of their session. Carys can be contacted on 01970 632416. Cabinet Member for Education, Cllr Chris Bithell said: “This is a great opportunity for residents in Flintshire to be involved in an exciting and valuable project to bring our history to life”.