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HistoryForge
Transcription Session
Oct 27  6:00-8:00pm

Help build the HistoryForge database! We hold community transcription sessions twice a month on Wednesdays, from 6-8 at the West Elmira Community Center, 1409 Grandview Ave.  Join us to help finish transcribing the 1910 census for the City of Elmira!

 

To help with our behind the scenes processing of volunteer materials, please contact the Project Coordinator at historyforge@chemungvalleymuseum.org at least 3 days before the session you wish to attend.

 

HistoryForge is a digital mapping and transcription project.  We need help digitizing information from the 1910 Elmira census to add to our HistoryForge database! Volunteers will read through the handwritten census notes from 1910, re-type/and or scan information about individuals, buildings, and businesses from that time period.

 

YOU WILL NEED: A laptop or tablet

 

HistoryForge is a digital history project which combines historic maps and photos with census records of the people who lived in Elmira creating a way to visualize the history of Elmira in the early 1900s. Learn more about the project here: elmira.historyforge.net.

 

Not available Wednesdays but interested? Contact Andrea at: historyforge@chemungvalleymuseum.org.
HistoryForge is made possible by generous support from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

 

 

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