Transcribimus: documents of early Vancouver and beyond

Transcibimus is Latin for "we transcribe"

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Transcribimus volunteers look at photos of original documents hand-written in the late nineteenth century and transcribe them into digital files.  We have completed more than 275 sets of minutes so far.

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About the early minutes of Vancouver City Council and the man who wrote them

Names of Mayors and Aldermen of Vancouver, 1886 - 1892 (thanks to Wayne Madden's book Vancouver's Elected Representatives available online here)

Transcription Guidelines

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