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Making accurate and consistent documents of what you discover and interpret in the field is an essential part of creating a good record. To help you do this we have produced a field recording form and guidance notes for using the field recording form. These will enable you to collect all the vital information necessary to update the RCAHMS database. The guidance notes take you through how to complete the recording form, including sections on how to write a site description and definitions of the different types of site you are likely to encounter.

We have also created an on-line form which will enable you to upload your records to the RCAHMS database using our online form, where they will make a real contribution to our knowledge and understanding of these sites and help preserve them for the future. Once submitted and approved, your records will become publicly accessible through Canmore. Our online form guidance notes will help you submit your written documents and digital images to RCAHMS using this form. More information about transferring your records to the RCAHMS is available in our Submitting records section.
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