Our wonderful volunteers transcribe the original handwritten minutes from Vancouver City Council meetings, committee meetings, letters and journals from early Vancouver.
If you’d like to try your hand at transcribing, you can get in touch with us or you can try transcribing online. Please don’t feel you have to complete an entire set of minutes – a page or two is a great contribution.
Can’t read cursive handwriting but still want to help? We still need you! You could read through the transcripts and add your own thoughts and comments. You could help us summarize the contents of the minutes, write Twitter headlines, or research pictures to go with the minutes. There are endless ways to contribute to our shared understanding of Vancouver history.