The Freeport Historical Society is looking for volunteers. Below is a list of projects we could use assistance with. Please respond to firstname.lastname@example.org with interest.
- Index the Six Town Times and Freeport Sentinel Newspapers
A newspaper published weekly from 1892-1916, the Six Town Times reported on news pertaining to and relevant for the six towns of ancient North Yarmouth: Freeport, Cumberland, Yarmouth, North Yarmouth, Pownal, and Harpswell.
Freeport Historical Society has a collection of bound volumes of the Six Town Times covering most of the years it was published. A volunteer indexed the years 1893-1900, and we need to extend her index to include the years from 1901-1916. Several issues are also digitized online, so some of the work could be done from a home computer.
We also have several issues of the Freeport Sentinel from 1889-1892 to be indexed.
This project would be interesting for anyone who likes history as it requires reading through the old newspapers and recording names, places, and important topics and organizing them by category.
- Watermark and Resize Digitized Photographs- compile information for adding to website
- Digitize Collection Finding Aids, Cemetery Records, and Town Records recently copied
- Expand Inventory of Small Collections and Digitize