Canadian transcription and indexing projects at FamilySearch, Library and Archives Canada, and Nova Scotia Archives

If you find yourself itching to help the Canadian genealogy and archive world — from the comfort of your home, you may want to consider some of these indexing and transcription projects. You can contribute as much time or as little as you want.

FamilySearch doesn’t often have indexing projects for Canadian collections, but they have two right now.

To get started, you need to set up a free FamilySearch account, which takes only a few seconds. You can index a couple of pages, several pages, or many. The amount of time you spend indexing is up to you.

FamilySearch has two ongoing Canadian indexing projects.

Indexers can also select a project from other countries that interests them or matches their particular abilities, such as skill, language, or type of record.

FamilySearch, unfortunately, cannot accommodate requests from indexers to be given specific projects, localities, batches, or records to index. 

If interested in other Canadian projects, Library and Archives Canada (LAC) and Nova Scotia Archives have some.

LAC has a few projects on Co-Lab, its tool to transcribe, tag, translate and describe digitized images in its. On its website, LAC says, “The more work we collaborate on in Co-Lab, the more accessible and usable our digital collection becomes for all Canadians.”

Nova Scotia Archives’ crowdsourcing tool is called Transcribe, and you can now transcribe pages in the Archibald MacMechan – Halifax Disaster Record Office Materials collection.

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