Digital volunteering at the National Archives


The National Archives of Australia is dedicated to making records in our collection easier to find, use and reuse.

You can help us reach our goal.

Join our online arcHIVE transcription community and help describe the records we hold that are not yet listed online. This will make them easier to find for everyone.

Along the way you just might discover gems and delights from the archival collection!

To start transcribing, simply click on one of the sample lists below, Browse to find more categories of records or use the Search box above to enter a key word or phrase.

Need help to get started? Check out our FAQs page.

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BUZZ News!


Progress


To date 670292 descriptions of records have been transcribed through HIVE and added to the National Archives’ online database, RecordSearch.

A big thank you to all contributors – keep up the amazing work!

Current progress


62312 of 64587 records have been transcribed.

Top registered users


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  2. richard day 4670022
  3. Billstrong 2798124
  4. Maltesemanor 2024794
  5. JJH 1690622

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