The period when the tithe maps were being drawn was a very exciting period in Welsh history, including the Chartist Protest, 1839. The trials of the leaders and protestors which followed produced a large number of documents which were already digitised before the start of the project. These images were placed online in order for volunteers to work on them.

‘Trails to Trials’ volunteers transcribed the trial documents and then geo-tagged them to the contemporary tithe maps. This means it is now possible to recognise the geographic location within the documents and to use them in modern geographic search interfaces in the future.