Every year, the people at Who Do You Think You Are Magazine hold Transcription Tuesday, where they ask readers to join in indexing and transcribing thousands of unique records throughout the day, helping to make them more widely accessible to researchers across the globe. This year Transcription Tuesday falls on 4 February.
Whether you can spare a few minutes or a few hours, it's the perfect opportunity to delve into some fascinating documents and give something back to the family history community.
No matter where in the world you live, all you need is a computer, an internet connection and a passion for genealogy.
This year, WDYTYA is partnering with two of the world’s biggest family history websites – FamilySearch and Ancestry, via their free World Archives Project. They are also working with two smaller projects opening up records of the First World War – the Internment Research Centre and Royal Navy First World War Lives at Sea.
On the magazine’s homepage they have a post with details of Transcription Tuesday and links to the coordinators of all four projects about why they matter and how you can help.
So whether you can spare a few minutes, hours or the whole day, consider taking part in this year’s Transcription Tuesday and help make more records freely available online to researchers everywhere. You never know what you might find!