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Voices Through Time

Reveal the history of the Coram Foundling Hospital


Project Overview Voices Through Time is a three-year project by children’s charity Coram to digitise and explore its archive. The Coram Foundling Hospital was establishe­d in London in 1739 by Captain Thomas Coram as a home for abandoned children, and its archives record the children who lived in the home over the years.

What Does It Involve? Volunteers are asked to transcribe the hospital’s general registers, covering 1741–1880. They show the details of children admitted to the hospital together with their key movements, including when they left the hospital (for instance if they were apprentice­d).

How Do I Take Part? You will visit the project homepage on Zooniverse ( zooniverse.org), and transcribe the records there. The exact web address will be available nearer the time – check our website for updates.

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