Can You Read Cursive? Join the Citizen Archivist Mission and Transcribe Women’s History

By October 25, 2023 No Comments
The National Archives has a robust program, the Citizen Archivist (, that gives volunteers access to digitized archive materials in order to transcribe them from home. Volunteers across the country have already transcribed thousands of documents, but there are many more to do!
The National Archives and the National Park Service are partnering in a call for volunteers to help with a massive project of transcribing some 83,000+ Revolutionary War pension records. These records include pension requests from veterans and their widows between 1818 and 1836. They are first-hand accounts told by the people who lived it; literally “untold” stories of the Revolution. Once transcribed, digitized records will provide a rich and nuanced content for researchers, journalists, artists, students, and others to learn, use, and be inspired.