Help improve access to historic documents by transcribing lists, forms, diaries, letters, and other materials from the collections of the State Archives of North Carolina. Some projects will include current or future additions to the North Carolina Digital Collections, while others focus on indexes to be added to the online catalog. All projects are hosted on From the Page.

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Veterans Oral History Transcription Project

Help the State Archives and State Library transcribe oral history interviews.

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More help deciphering documents is available, including a transcription training session, articles, and documents. Although these resources are focused on reading Colonial Court materials, they could be helpful for any project involving hand-written documents.

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