Churchwardens' Accounts Database - Volunteering Opportunity
Volunteers needed - Can you help?
Churchwardens’ accounts are an important resource for historians and genealogists and we are seeking volunteers to help collect data from all surviving pre-1850 churchwardens’ accounts. This important National Database, although not yet complete, will go ‘live’ shortly and will be updated regularly. The Database will be freely available to all.
The data we are collecting is:-
• The year of each surviving account.
• The total expenditure for each surviving year.
It is not necessary to have experience of churchwardens’ accounts; training will be provided together with information and guidance notes to help you.
We are (ideally) looking for people who can spare some time on a regular basis, for approximately six months, in their Local Record Office. If you already have this information for one or more parishes or you are willing to collect it from just one or two parishes that is fine. All help will be gratefully received and acknowledged.