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Help The National Library of Wales to ‘Unlock the Hidden History of The Great War’


We need your support with an exciting new project that will make part of the First World War’s secret heritage which is held at The National Library of Wales accessible to the people of Wales and the world.

The project will focus on the Cardiganshire Great War Tribunals Records. These were the tribunals that dealt with appeals against conscription to the armed forces on personal, economic, moral or religious grounds.

In 1921, the Government ordered that all tribunal records should be destroyed; nevertheless the Cardiganshire records survived. Now the archive is completely unique in Wales, and one of the few of its kind that exists in the United Kingdom.

This year, the project has been chosen as one of only five projects throughout the UK to be part of ‘Transcription Tuesday’, an event run annually by ‘Who Do You Think You Are?’ magazine.  So, on January 23rd, we’re inviting volunteers throughout Wales to support the Library by going online to transcribe and index these records so that they become searchable by name, address, date, etc.

The final resource will be available on the NLW website for researchers, family historians and anyone interested in the heritage of the Great War.

To take part in ‘Transcription Tuesday’ please register on both:
Who Do You Think You Are Magazine Transcription Tuesday and our Crowd website

Make a note of the number of individual pages that you transcribe and, at the end of the day, send an email with your total to

Good luck!