We need help transcribing hand written historical records. Pages of books can be copied and sent via email so anyone anywhere is able to help us complete this massive project. We have found it's difficult for one person to take on an entire book because it's a very laboring process. Disbursing a few pages at a time among several people will greatly speed up archiving them all. Primarily the pages are from Pittston city government records. We have been asked by other organizations to archive their written records as well, such as those from churches that are not in existence anymore. IF we can get a good reliable volunteer base to pick up the pace there will be many other opportunities to preserve history in this same manner. Give it a try! It's very easy to do!
This is a project good for either 2 people - one reads the document while the other types, or if you have speech-to-text software that as you read out loud it records the text into your computer. We would prefer the text file to be in WORD format if possible. PDF and Microsoft publisher files are acceptable too.
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