Guide to Transcribing Straits Settlements Records

Guide to Transcribing Straits Settlements Records

Posted by on Jan 17, 2017 in Special Project - Citizen Archivist

Keen to try your hand at transcribing cursive, handwritten records but daunted by inky loops spanning the entire page? Fear not, a batch of NAS interns (Abigail Chew, Angeline Lee and Sandy Wang) have crafted a guide to transcribing the Straits Settlements Records.

The Mystery of Kunnuck Mistree

The Mystery of Kunnuck Mistree

Posted by on Jun 28, 2016 in Special Project - Citizen Archivist

The National Archives of Singapore launched the Citizen Archivist Project  in March 2015, inviting members of the public to assist in making archival records more accessible. One of our volunteer transcribers, Ms Vandana Aggarwal, writes about an Indian migrant, Kunnuck Mistree, whose life story captured in the records piqued her interest.