Do I have to register?
No, registration is not required but does help us to thank you and give you credit for your work. If you do not want to register, you can simply skip to the “get started” button.
What will happen to the transcriptions?
History Colorado staff will import the project information into the museum collections database (h-co.org/collections) and it becomes searchable.
Who should I contact for more information?
For information about volunteering at any one of our statewide History Colorado sites contact firstname.lastname@example.org. For information about donating items and the collection contact email@example.com.
Why do these documents need to be transcribed?
Modern technology, in particular Optical Character Recognition (OCR) which is the ability to convert images or scans into text, is not able to recognize older text or handwriting because the handwriting is unpredictable and not uniform or the text is faded or of poor quality. In order to be able to search the content of the documents, the handwriting needs to be transcribed.