These are the basic procedures for the IAGenWeb State Census Project
-- For additional info, please read the Volunteer's Manual
Volunteer for this important project by filling out the form
at the bottom of this page.
Select the Census Record you want to Transcribe. To do this, simply review the appropriate county page to see if the one you're interested in has already been
assigned. You can also have a look at the Status Board, or Census
Review the FAQ-HELP page, for a list of Frequently Asked Questions
and, perhaps, some online help (more FAQ here: Manual). Have a look at this video for tips on how to Read Handwritten Historical Documents
Mutually agree on the assignment and transcription method to be used.
Receive verification of your assignment.
Obtain the Photocopies, Microfilm, digital images or other copy of the appropriate Census Record. The transcriber must provide all their own materials and
pay all expenses. More here: Volunteer Manual & Where
Can I find...
Begin Transcription of the Census Record.
Send a sample of your work to the coordinator to make sure you are on the right course.
Notify the Coordinator when you have completed a township.