Welcome to the Transcribimus Homepage. Transcribimus is a network of volunteer transcribers who take hand written documents of our early Vancouver history and transcribe them into a searchable state available for free to the general public and researchers.
Transcribimus was so pleased to be featured in the Vancouver Sun & Vancouver Provice in John Mackie’s recent article “Handwritten History Online“
Vancouver Sun | 4 Nov 2022 | JOHN MACKIE
“The City of Vancouver’s operating budget for 2022 was $1.747 billion. In 1897, it was $363,937. How do we know? Because volunteers for local website Transcribimus have gone through the original handwritten documents at the City of Vancouver Archives, transcribed them and mounted them online.”
Transcribimus founder and former mayor Sam Sullivan displays handwritten budget minutes from 1897 inside the Vancouver Archives.
Transcribimus has transcribed 5,167 pages of Vancouver’s handwritten history: 726 sets of Vancouver City Council minutes plus by-laws, committee reports and private correspondence.
Perhaps you might consider becoming a volunteer yourself. Together our remarkable volunteers have contributed 709 transcriptions of early Vancouver City Council minutes, as follows:
|Global Civic Policy Society||231|
|Darrin Pezer/Proactive Building Maintenance||87|
Journeyman Scribes (25-50 sets of minutes):
Working Scribes (5-24 sets of minutes):
|Rachel Amanda Hennessy||7|
|Chris Mizzoni – Nitzy’s Hockey Den||6|
|Susan M. Willows||6|
|Mary Ann Capistrano||5|
Apprentice Scribes (1-4 sets of minutes):
|Anita Dos Santos||1|
|John Belshaw – Vancouver Historical Society||1|
|Judy Lam Maxwell – Historical Chinatown Tours||1|