Get involved

Help us transcribe census and street directory documents

The heart of the MyHouseMyStreet system uses material derived from the census and directory records for the city. We already have many volunteers transcribing such documents here at The Regency Town House in Brunswick Square and all are welcome to join our weekly groups that undertake this task. To participate please contact us.

Lockdown is an opportunity to help us transcribe street directories to enable the people of our city to find out who lived in their home in the past. Click here to find out how.

Research your local street history

MyHouseMyStreet volunteers are already researching the history of numerous local streets, particularly those located in the North Laine area.

Photo of a volunteer on a MHMS training day

Above: A MHMS volunteer out on a training day

We provide volunteers with training sessions so that they can learn how to produce street histories and help with our targeted locations (you can also opt to start researching the history of your own street or other location of your choice). To assist this work, we have developed a set of templates for the histories, which helps guide the research effort.

If you are interested in attending one of the training sessions or joining the project as a street researcher, please contact us.

Thank you for your interest.

The MyHouseMyStreet Team