Catholic Records Proofreading Intern
The New England Historic Genealogical Society is partnering with the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston to digitize their sacramental records from 1789-1920, largely consisting of baptisms, marriages, and confirmations. These records reflect the various immigrant populations who came to Boston and Eastern Massachusetts including French Canadians from Quebec, Germans, and Portuguese (many from the Azores).
We have a group of over 100 volunteers who index these records to help us create a searchable database on our website, used by genealogists and historical researchers. A set of pages is indexed by one volunteer, proofread by another volunteer, then reviewed one more time before getting posted to our website: https://www.americanancestors.org. We're looking for a committed proofreader to help us with the final check to ensure all information is correct.
Modest stipend included upon completion of the project. We envision this will be a 3-5 month commitment.
About the New England Historic Genealogical Society
American Ancestors and New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS) is America's founding genealogical organization and the most respected name in family history. Established in 1845, We are the nation's leading comprehensive resource for family history research and the largest Society of its kind in the world. We provide expert family history services through our staff, original scholarship, data-rich website, educational opportunities, and research center to help family historians of all levels explore their past and understand their families' unique place in history.
While we are located in Boston, MA, we can be flexible with remote work.
We're looking for someone who is flexible and willing to learn, with an eye for small details.
You will need to read cursive handwriting, or be willing to learn. You do not need to know Latin for this position, but you need to be willing to learn a few relevant words and phrases--we provide training!
December 13, 2019
Modest stipend included upon completion of the project.
About this Organization:
American Ancestors / New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS) is America’s founding genealogical organization and the most respected name in family history. Established in 1845, American Ancestors / NEHGS is the nation’s leading resource for family history research. American Ancestors / NEHGS provides comprehensive family history services through an expert staff, original scholarship, educational opportunities, world-class research center, and award-winning website, AmericanAncestors.org, to help family historians of all levels explore their past and understand their families’ unique place in history.
American Ancestors / NEHGS is a member-based nonprofit corporation dedicated to advancing the study of family history in America and beyond, by educating, inspiring, and connecting people through our scholarship, collections, and expertise.
As the flagship genealogical society in the nation, American Ancestors / NEHGS serves more than 260,000 members and millions of online users with more than a billion searchable records on AmericanAncestors.org, and through the assistance of a full-time staff of more than 100 genealogical experts and nonprofit professionals.