Citizen Archivist Dashboard
The NARA has created a Citizen Archivist Dashboard on its website to allow individuals to actively contribute to its mission. These include:
Add tags to images and records of National Archives. Tagging is a fun and easy way for you to help make National Archives records found more easily online. By adding keywords, terms, and labels to a record, you can do your part to help the next person discover that record.
By contributing to transcriptions, you can help the National Archives make historical documents more accessible. Transcriptions help in searching for the document as well as in reading and understanding the document. The work you do transcribing a handwritten or typed document will help the next person discover and use that record.
The Archives Wiki is an online space for researchers, educators, genealogists, and Archives staff to share information and knowledge about the records of the National Archives and about their research.
Here are just a few of the ways you may want to participate:
- Create new pages and edit pre-existing pages
- Share your research tips
- Store useful information discovered during research
- Expand upon a description in our online catalog
Upload & Share
Upload and share your digital images of National Archives records. Researchers scan and photograph National Archives records every day in our research rooms across the country -- that’s a lot of digital images for records that are not yet available online. If you have taken scans or photographs of records you can help make them accessible to the public and other researchers by sharing your images with the National Archives Citizen Archivist Research Group on Flickr.
Index the Census
Citizen Archivists, you can help index the 1940 census! The National Archives is supporting the 1940 census community indexing project along with other archives, societies, and genealogical organizations.
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