Help to reveal the untold stories of Ohioans from the past.
Handwritten materials like letters and diaries are much easier to search and discover online when they include transcriptions. By contributing your time to transcribe these historical documents, you’re directly helping us to share the ordinary and extraordinary experiences of past Ohioans.
Transcribing is simple—just type what you see! You can read a brief overview of the instructions. Once you’re ready, either browse all of the documents available to transcribe, choose a certain type of format to work on, or search for keywords that interest you.
Available documents to transcribe include poems by Ohio poet Paul Laurence Dunbar, legal and land records from Ohio's early statehood, letters from the Civil War and beyond, botanical records, suffrage petitions, diaries, journals and more.