Our thanks to Kenealy Link our STINT intern from Mississipi and Daniel O’Brien for the wonderful work they did digitalising our historic Transmission Books. The Books are hand written records form XIX century. They document requests to the Mendicity from people in difficult circumstance who wished to travel, to find employment or return to their family or home place. The Books are held in the National Library.
Nearly a quarter of a million words were
transcribed! This is a first step to make these records available online for genealogical and historical research.