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Pilot Digitisation of Austrian Parish Books

Pilot Digitisation of Austrian Parish Books

Information on School of Economics project digitising historical church records

The project is advancing very well and we have our first exciting results that we’d like to share. The results are very preliminary and any feedback is of course highly appreciated. Mirjam has worked very hard on these results and done an incredible job. We are digitising birth records using scanned parish books from Austria. […]

This project is a pilot study financed by a Carnegie Trust Research Incentive Grant exploring the feasibility of digitising historical church records using state-of-the-art machine learning algorithms. In many European countries churches kept the official records of births (baptisms), marriages, and deaths before the governments started to collect register data on their populations. Recent efforts […]


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