As part of the recently launched Citizen Archivist Dashboard, you can now participate in the National Archives Transcription Pilot Project. By contributing to transcriptions, you can make these historical documents more accessible to the public.
The transcription pilot features over 300 documents (about 1,000 pages) ranging from the late 18th century through the 20th century. We’ve included letters to a civil war spy, various acts and laws, presidential records, suffrage petitions, indictments, and fugitive slave case files.
We’ve categorized each document as beginner, intermediate, or advanced based on the level of effort we believe will be needed to transcribe it. In addition to searching for documents, you can browse by difficulty, year, and the status of transcription – “Not Yet Started,” “Partially Transcribed,” and “Completed.”
If you have additional questions or would like to suggest a document to be featured on the National Archives Transcription Pilot Project, please leave a comment below or email firstname.lastname@example.org.