For many years Society volunteers have been transcribing parish register (and other) information to support the publication of booklets as a major resource for Family Historians.
In recent years emphasis has shifted towards data being available over the internet and the Federation of Family History Societies has negotiated contracts with Findmypast to facilitate the addition of Society data to the Findmypast (FMP) web site. as well as being an addition resource for Family Historians this facility provides an additional revenue stream to support Family History Societies.
In order to prepare data for an FMP submission it is necessary to format that data as per the FFHS/FMP contract. Changes in the design of the initial transcription process will, as well as supporting the continued publication of booklets, improve the quality of data submitted to FMP.
This change is essential in the Memorial Inscription project and may well be beneficial in other aspects of the transcription process.
The links in the table below connect to the detailed specification pages.
FMP data submissions
|FMP Format||General Guidelines|
|FMP Format||Names Fields|
|FMP Format||Date Fields|
|FMP Format||Age Field|
|FMP Format||Place Fields|
|FMP Format||Notes Field|
|Additional FMP information for||Memorial Inscriptions|
|H&D FHS transcriptions for FMP||MI transcriptions|
|H&D FHS 2015/2016 MI project||Guidelines|