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Rural Diary Archive Celebrates its First Year

Posted on Tuesday, November 1st, 2016

Written by histsec

On September 24th, the Rural Diary Archive celebrated its first anniversary. To date volunteers have transcribed 1,630 diary pages in this ongoing crowdsourcing project.

Webmaster Julia Barclay is a third-year history student and busy uploading additional diaries from across Ontario for people to read, search and transcribe online. Cathy Wilson, Founder and Director of the project, will be speaking to several groups in Wellington County this year as we now have 24 diarists from the County. Check out our diaries for 1867 as we approach Canada’s sesquicentennial.

photo: Julia Barclay and Cathy Wilson present the Rural Diary Archive at Wellington County’s Harvest Home.