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By The People Transcription Project

Help transcribe Library of Congress historical documents. Volunteers create and review transcriptions virtually to improve search, access, and discovery of these pages from history.


By the People invites you to transcribe, review, and tag digitized pages from the Library of Congress’ collections. Everyone is welcome to take part in this crowd-sourcing project! Volunteer-created transcriptions improve search, readability, and access to handwritten and typed documents for everyone, including people who are not fully sighted.

All transcriptions are made and reviewed by volunteers before they are returned to, the Library's website. You don't even need to create an account to transcribe, but registered users can also tag and review other people's transcriptions.