The Cynefin project, which was due to come to an end in September 2016 has been extended until March 2017.
The conservation and digitisation work is nearly complete and every tithe map should be online shortly. The collection of 1,200 tithe maps from the 1840s will cover 95% of Wales.
The volunteering work on the crowdsourcing platform cynefin.wales will continue until March 2017. So far over 900 volunteers have participated online. Together they have contributed over 17,000 hours of volunteering and transcribed over 1.2 million records. 92.5% of the georeferencing and work has been completed, and the mammoth task of transcribing 30,000 pages of apportionment documents is currently 60% complete.
The project staff would like to take this opportunity to thank all the volunteers for their contribution and dedication. Together, the army of volunteers have completed an outstanding amount of work which will benefit the people of Wales and beyond when the final website is launched in the spring of 2017. The final website will make the tithe maps of Wales, and the wealth of information they hold, easily accessible to all through a free online platform. It will be possible to search the data and browse the maps using innovative and efficient methods. Through this we hope to shed light on the geographical and social landscape of our nation on the cusp of transformation.
If you’d like to get involved, read more on our volunteering page.