Join the Staten Island Community Alliance at the Staten Island Museum for a Black History Month Transcribe-a-thon! Help the Staten Island Museum, the Staten Island Chapter of the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society and Frederick Douglass Memorial Park to transcribe newly digitized family history records making them more easily searchable and accessible for researchers.
A transcribe-a-thon is an event where people gather to work simultaneously on a transcription project. No previous experience is required. Training will be provided.
Bring your own laptop or tablet. Some transcribers have found an external keyboard for tablets useful, so if you have one bring it along!
This community-wide effort continues virtually all year long! Watch the introductory video, set up an account with From the Page, and start transcribing! Learn more here.
This program is offered in partnership with the Staten Island Community Alliance.
This program is a part of the Access, Collaboration and Equity in Genealogy Initiative (ACEGen) a partnership with the Staten Island Chapter of the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society and Frederick Douglass Memorial Park.
The ACEGen Initiative is supported with generous funding from the New York Community Trust.