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Citizen Archivist Missions

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Welcome, virtual volunteers! Through our Citizen Archivist program, you can help unlock history within the documents of the National Archives. Transcribing and tagging primary sources improves our ability to read these documents, search for them, and use the information they contain.

New to our Citizen Archivist program? Learn how to register and get started, and take a look at our Resources for how-to videos and instructions.

We've handpicked these missions especially for our newest volunteers. Choose a Tagging or Transcription Mission that interests you from one of the boxes below. It will bring you right to those records in our Catalog, where you can begin transcribing records or tagging features and keywords.


Be sure to check out our Resources page where you can learn How to Tag and Transcribe Records, What Makes A Good Tag and our Transcription Tips

Looking for more records to tag or transcribe? Check out our rotating Citizen Archivist Missions.


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