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, and sometimes typewritten materials need additional review before their transcripts are complete. By contributing your time to transcribe these historical documents, you’re directly helping us to share the ordinary and extraordinary experiences of past Ohioans.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, select a collection from those listed below. Hover over each one to learn more about the documents available to transcribe!