Typing and Transcription of Journals, Diaries, Letters & Old Legal Documents
Ashcraft Historical Transcription specializes in the typing and transcribing of Early American documents, old letters, journals and other personal and institutional records. We can also create indexes and other organizational devices so you can use your materials more easily for genealogical and other personal and historical research.
We transcribe travel diaries, maritime journals and logbooks, immigration records, wills and property deeds, land surveys and field notes, adoption papers, hand-written family trees and memoirs, bundles of family letters, yellowed newspaper articles and obituaries ... even a box of old family recipes! We aim to help ensure that these treasures be preserved and not lost to the historical record.
Documents packed away in drawers, boxes and institutional archives may be the keys to our histories, but only when we can easily read them can we truly enjoy and share them with others who will similarly appreciate the stories that they unlock.
Contact us with your project challenges and let us help you get what you need from your documents. No project is too small!
"These letters are fantastic! When I think the letters can't get any better ... the next one tops the last! I'm really delighted with this whole transcription project, and having the letters easily readable in a Word doc makes my research and writing so much more productive. Obtaining these transcriptions has been one of the best research decisions I've made!” - University
doctoral student, February 2017