Saturday, 12 January 2019

Volunteers sought for Cupar burgh records transcription project

From Fife Family History Society (

Hidden Burgh: restoring Cupar’s place at the heart of Fife” HELP NEEDED
25 January @ 2:00 pm

The University of St Andrews are involved in the Archives Revealed project “Hidden Burgh: restoring Cupar’s place at the heart of Fife”. It is being financed largely by the Archives Revealed funding programme from The National Archives and the Pilgrim Trust, and will last for one year. The University holds the records for the Cupar Burgh from 1364 to 1975 and the objective is to have them fully catalogued so that they are accessible to everyone. Part of the project involves engagement with the Cupar community, giving the local people the opportunity to be part of the project. With that in mind, the University is looking for volunteers who are interested in being involved in some indexing/transcription projects. It is anticipated that the volunteers will work in a group setting at the Cupar Library using copies of the original records.

If you are interested in being part of this exciting venture, please come along to a meeting at the Cupar Library (Room 14) on Friday 25th January at 2 pm. The Cupar project archivist, Christine Wood, will explain what types of projects are available and what is involved. Anyone who would like to learn more and is keen to take part will be warmly welcomed. If you are not able to attend the meeting on the day but wish to be considered for the volunteering projects, please contact Christine Wood at or telephone 01334 461727/462339.

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Further information about the project can be found from the Universaty of St Andrews at, and from project archivist Christine Wood at

(With thanks to Fife FHS)


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