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!


As at 8 September 2021, 836641 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

87944 of 88900 records have been transcribed.

Top registered users

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  1. duckd 10051991
  2. richard day 7291110
  3. linda walsh 3934467
  4. Billstrong 3074931
  5. Maltesemanor 2024794

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