Community Transcription Project (Remote Opportunity)

Community Transcription Project Volunteer (Remote): The Library has many handwritten documents in the Digital Archives that are not currently searchable. Transcription of these documents will make them more usable for people researching Kentucky history and ancestors. We are seeking volunteers to assist with transcribing documents online for current and future projects! Requirements to volunteer with this opportunity are: able to read cursive, able to use a computer and access the internet, and able to transcribe 2-4 pages at a time. This volunteer opportunity is flexible in schedule, as you get to determine when, where, and how long you transcribe! The current transcription project is Baptismal Ledgers from St. Paul Catholic Church in Lexington, KY. These ledgers contain baptism records dating back to 1854 and include genealogical information such as birthdates and parents’ names, information not widely available in Kentucky until 1911. More projects will be added as they become available.