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.

This entire initiative would not be possible without our volunteer transcribers. We thank them!

We also thank our sponsors who are also critical to the success of the project.

What’s new? Our recently transcribed minutes, by-laws and more from early Vancouver

We are so pleased to have been featured in the following media:

We hope you will enjoy exploring your history through our website. There is so much more to do. We hope to expand our service to other handwritten documents of our history.

Perhaps you might consider becoming a volunteer yourself. Together our remarkable volunteers have contributed 335 transcriptions of early Vancouver City Council minutes, as follows:

Master Scribes (more than 50 sets of minutes):
Margaret Sutherland (155)
Joy Marie Vasquez (78)
Darrin Pezer/Proactive Building Maintenance (58)

Journeyman Scribes (25-50 sets of minutes):
Chris Stephenson, MLIS (45)
Donna Kynaston (26)

Working Scribes (5-24 sets of minutes):
Anonymous (23)
Martha Hazevoet (12)
L. Ellema (10)
Christine Cathcart (7)
Gerald Soon (18)
Krystyna Richards (6)
David Laing (5)
Leah Minuk (5)
Susan Willows (5)

Apprentice Scribes (1-4 sets of minutes):
Bronwen Cripps (4)
Judy Lam Maxwell (4) of Historical Chinatown Tours
Leesa Poffenroth (4)
Sue Bryant (3)
Chris Mizzoni (3) of Nitzy’s Hockey Den
Mary-Ann Capistrano (4)
Alan Hart (2)
Gent Ng (2)
Jenn Ashton (1) Jenn’s website
Brenda Chapman (2)
Jordan Cripps (1)
Siobhan Devlin (1)
Anita Dos Santos (2) new volunteer as of July, 2018
Karen Gillespie (1)
Alannah Hall (1)
Devon Harlos (1)
Cathy Harmer (1)
Glen Hodges (1) manager of Mountain View Cemetery new volunteer as of December 2018
Lesley Hebert (1)
Tegbir Kaur (1)
Sara Keay (1)
Maria Klukova (1)
Andrew S. Liebman (1)
Andrea Mitchell (1)
Mary Eleanor Norris (1)