Transcribe Colonial Records And Other Historical Documents

You can help make historic documents more accessible in North Carolina. Volunteers can transcribe things like letters, diaries, and colonial records, but it’ll likely be a challenge. Sarah Koonts is a State Archivist and she joined us on QC@3 to share how it works. Sarah tells us they’ve taken samples from their very oldest court records dating back to the late 1600s and early 1700s. She says they’ve put those images up on a website called “Transcribe NC” and that allows volunteers to come in and transcribe the documents. Sarah tells us the transcription gives them text to match with images so that in the future people can do a full-text search on the old documents. 

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