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Virtual History Forge Transcription Sessions

  • Sat, August 08, 2020
  • Sat, August 22, 2020
  • 2 sessions
  • Sat, August 08, 2020, 11:00 AM 1:00 PM (UTC-02:00)
  • Sat, August 22, 2020, 11:00 AM 1:00 PM (UTC-02:00)
  • Online

Help build the HistoryForge database! We've transitioned our transcription bees to virtual group sessions online while our community is practicing physical distancing for public health and safety.

Please complete the Volunteer Application here: for access to the Zoom conference link. To help with our behind the scenes processing of volunteer materials, please complete the volunteer form at least 4 days before the session.

HistoryForge is a digital mapping and transcription project from The History Center in Tompkins County. We need help digitizing information from the 1930 Ithaca census to add to our HistoryForge database! Volunteers will read through the handwritten census notes from 1930, re-type/and or scan information about individuals, buildings, and businesses from that time period.

YOU WILL NEED: A laptop or desktop computer, stable internet connection

HistoryForge is a digital history project from The History Center in Tompkins County which combines historic maps and photos with census records of the people who lived in Ithaca, creating a way to visualize the history of Ithaca in the early 1900s. Learn more about the project here: and the start of our database creation here:

Not available Saturdays but interested? Contact Eve at

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