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Student Volunteer
Thank you for your interest in volunteering to TRANSCRIBE!

You may be able to use the time spent volunteering for this project as part of your volunteer credit! If you are seeking volunteer credits, confirm with your teacher or advisor that volunteering for the OntarioGenWeb Census Project will count before confirming that you will proofread for us.

Each transcribed page is equal to forty minutes of volunteer time (i.e. if you volunteer to transcribe a census with 10 pages we will confirm that you volunteered for 400 minutes or 6 hours, 40 minutes). Confirmation of your volunteer time will be given after you have completed and sent in the transcript. If the letter of confirmation is required by a certain date be sure to have the transcript complete and sent in to us at least three weeks before your deadline.

If your teacher or advisor has questions about the project or wishes to discuss it with us, please have them
- visit the website: http://ontariocensus.rootsweb.ancestry.com
- or contact the volunteer coordinator: http://ontariocensus.rootsweb.ancestry.com/contact-form.html

Please take a moment and review our Transcriber's Handbook before signing up.

If you are only willing to volunteer "from home" be sure you are volunteering for a census that is on the volunteer from home list. These are the only census records currently available to transcribe entirely "from home" (unless you are willing to visit your local library or family history centre to copy a census from microfilm to transcribe at home).

The requirements for volunteering are:

  • pre-1851* - access to microfilm
  • 1851 - access to the images at Library & Archives Canada and/OR access to microfilm
  • 1861* - access to microfilm
  • 1871 - access to the images at Library & Archives Canada and/OR access to microfilm
  • 1881 - access to the images at Library & Archives Canada and/OR access to microfilm
  • 1891 - access to the images at Library & Archives Canada and/OR access to microfilm
  • 1901 - access to the images at Library & Archives Canada and/OR access to microfilm
  • 1911 - access to the images at Library & Archives Canada and/OR access to microfilm
    *At times there are copies available. IF they are available this census will be listed on our Volunteer From Home page. If a census is NOT on that page, you will have to gain access to the census yourself.

    Ready? Just fill out this form and our Volunteer Co-ordinator will contact you shortly.

    Your Name:

    E-mail Address:

    Does your school or teacher require a letter from the OntarioGenWeb Census Project?

    If yes, we need the the following information in order to send them the letter.

    Teacher's Name:

    Name of School:

    School Mailing Address:

    You are volunteering to transcribe:
    Carleton, Marlborough Twp, 1841
    [District: Johnstown District (#) / Sub-District: Marlborough Twp ()]

    Comment / Question:

    By filling out and sending this form you are volunteering for the census project. If do NOT wish to volunteer and have only a comment or question please use the appropriate forms. Only those volunteering will be responded to from this form.

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  • ©OntarioGenWeb’s Census Project 1999-
    Established 1 March 1999. Founders: Sherri Pettit, Suzanne Schaller, Joan Hapeman-Somers and K.St-Louis