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Welcome, NARA Staff! We're excited that you are going to help tag and transcribe records in the National Archives Catalog. Every contribution will help make these records more searchable and discoverable in our Catalog.  

1.  Register for a National Archives Catalog Account using your NARA email. If you already have a National Archives Catalog account, please login.

2.  Watch our tutorial on How to Tag and Transcribe Records:


3.  Review the tutorial on What Makes A Good Tag?

4.  Login, then select a mission below and start contributing!

5. In order to report your work accurately to you supervisor, keep a running list of the URL for each page you work on. You will be asked to provide this information to your supervisor on a regular basis, or as requested by the supervisor. 

6.  Questions or problems? Check out our FAQs and take a look at our ICN thread Citizen Archivist Q & A. If you still need help, contact the Community Managers at

Name Index to Criminal Case Files, 1907 - 1989

Name Index to Criminal Case Files, 1907 - 1989
Help us transcribe these index cards showing name (and alias) of defendant, case number, and, occasionally, initials of presiding judge. Some later "criminal index cards" also show nature of offense, United States Magistrate's case number, number of defendants, and date the case was opened. The index covers cases heard in New Haven, Hartford, and Bridgeport (beginning in 1968).  Get started transcribing

Meritorious Unit Commendations, 1967 - 1971

Meritorious Unit Commendations, 1967 - 1971

Help us transcribe award files that document the issuance of Meritorious Unit Commendations to U.S. units that distinguished themselves through exceptionally meritorious conduct in support of combat operations in Vietnam. 

Find a page without a blue tag and get started  transcribing!

Recovery of Holocaust-Era Assets

Holocaust-Era Assets

Transcribe claims, claim lists, receipts, descriptions of art treasures, and miscellaneous records discovered or created during the investigation of the claim for the recovery of Holocaust era Assets. The majority of the records pertain to claims of private persons, organizations, businesses or governments.

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Ratified Indian Treaties

Indian Treaties

Help us Transcribe handwritten treaties,  attested Senate resolutions of ratification, printed copies of the treaties, and manuscript copies of Presidential ratifications and confirmations of the treaties. Some treaty files contain copies of messages from the President to Congress, copies of messages or letters of instruction to the treaty commissioners, and journals and correspondence of the commissioners.

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United States Navy Fleet Problems I to XXII, 1975 - 1975

United States Navy Fleet Problems I to XXII, 1975 - 1975

A fleet problem was an exercise which involved most of the Navy's operational fleet units. Help us transcribe copies of final reports, correspondence, statements, and estimates of the fleet problem, narrative reports of events, umpire reports, and records created at the critiques held following each fleet problem.   

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Native American Photographs Tagging Mission

Image of women and girls sitting posed for a photograph

More than 18,000 photographs from the Records of the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) are now available in the Catalog. We are looking for Citizen Archivists to add specific topical subject tags to each photograph in the Record Group.

Adding tags will help increase access to these rich records.

Join the mission and get started tagging!

Index to Personalities in the U.S. Army Signal Corps Photographic Files

Index to Personalities in the U.S. Army Signal Corps Photographic Files

Help us transcribe this card index to black-and-white and color photographs of personages for the period 1940-1982.

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Correspondence Relating to Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) Activities , ca. 1937 - ca. 1942

RG 64

Transcribe correspondence, memorandums and tag photographs and architectural drawings relating to the Forest Service's administration and supervision of Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) activities in national forests and in cities, towns, villages, and other places in Alaska.

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Would you like to tag or transcribe records from your own unit?

You can search the Catalog and use filters to narrow your results, or do an advanced search to find records to transcribe or tag. We recommend narrowing your results to display "Archival Descriptions with Digital Objects" or "Available Online."

PLEASE NOTE: In order to track the work of NARA staff that may fall outside the missions created above, please add the tag nwfh20 to every description you work on as shown in this example:

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