How to Volunteer|
To join the project as a transcriber, first check the Transcription Assignments to see if the State, County, and Year of your interest is available for assignment. Depending on the census year and your operating system, (i.e. Windows,
Mac or UNIX) we will provide you with a database program called CART (Census
Abstract Retrieval Tool), or a spreadsheet template. The USGenWeb Census Project also provides
Transcribing Help FAQ's.
You must obtain access to Copies of the Census
that you have chosen to transcribe. The assignment web pages
link to some free online census images that could be used for transcription
purposes, but the Census Project itself does not provide the original
census material to be transcribed.
All transcriptions need to be proofread. You can volunteer to proofread a transcription by going to the
Proofreader Exchange, filling
out the form, and noting in the comments the censuses in which you are interested. Each transcriber must Find a