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Join us for our first all virtual Herencia Transcribe-a-thon!

Image detail from Royal Order of June 26, 1741 concerning payment of annuities by the city of Zaragoza in compliance with the regulations on this matter, approved and ratified on October 9, 1734. //www.loc.gov/item/2018751786/

Image detail from Royal Order of June 26, 1741 concerning payment of annuities by the city of Zaragoza in compliance with the regulations on this matter, approved and ratified on October 9, 1734. //www.loc.gov/item/2018751786/

[Click here for the Spanish version of this post/Haz clic aquí para la versión en español.]

On Thursday, March 19, 2020, starting at 8:00 a.m. EDT we will be LIVE in a completely virtual Transcribe-a-thon for our new crowdsourcing campaign, Herencia: Centuries of Spanish Legal Documents. Participants can transcribe, review, and tag documents from our collection of Spanish Legal Documents, which contains print and manuscript documents from Spain from the 15th through the 19th centuries including royal decrees, papal bulls, legal opinions, judgments, and royal orders.

Here’s how you can get involved:

Visit our Herencia homepage to start transcribing documents here! 

Our staff from By the People and the Law Library of Congress will hold two sessions for WebEx Office Hours that volunteers can join and ask questions about the collection and the transcription process. These will be held from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. and from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

For the 12:00 p.m. WebEx Office Hours Meeting, click here!

For the 3:00 p.m. WebEx Office Hours Meeting, click here!

You can ask questions, and learn more about the collection with hourly updates from our Twitter accounts at @LawLibCongress and @CROWD_LOC.

Join the conversation with fellow volunteers on our History Hub page.

If you would like to participate you can learn more about transcribing this historical collection by watching our previous webinars:

How and Why to Transcribe Herencia / Password:  [email protected]

Cómo y por qué transcribir Herencia / Contraseña: [email protected]

How and Why to Host a By the People Transcribe-a-thon / Password: xPQ8gRM*

Como organizar un maratón de transcripciones de By the People / Contraseña: nGkERe3$

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