Transcriber Volunteer - South Carolina

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ORGANIZATION: National Park Service

This position functions within the Division of Cultural Resources at Reconstruction Era National Historical Park. The work involves reading and transcribing historical documents and assisting park staff in research. The volunteer will provide the work and assistance necessary to support park staff at Reconstruction Era National Historical Park and Reconstruction Era Network.

*Virtual Volunteers Accepted

Major Duties


  • Ability to read cursive and transcribe text.
  • Carefully edit and proofread transcriptions, while also fact-checking to make sure information is correct.
  • Ability to provide written captions depicting and describing graphs, data, and photographs.


  • Ability to find, record, and share reliable resources.
  • Carefully edit and fact-check materials to make sure information is correct.
  • Ability to assist historians on a project-by-project bias.

Specific Projects:

  • Beaufort County Deed Books and Indexes
  • Beaufort County, SC Register of Deeds (

Knowledge and Skills Required

The knowledge, skills and abilities for each project may vary, but the basic requirements are:

  • Ability to read cursive.
  • Ability to work independently with little or no supervision.
  • Ability to follow directions.
  • Ability to efficiently communicate and keep an organized record of work.

Start Date - 2024-02-03

End Date - 2025-02-01

Activities include: Computers;General Assistance;Other;Research/Librarian

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