Midweek Message

Easter Season – Tuesday, May 5

Jim Hopkins

May 4, 2020

From the American Baptist Historical Society

Have you finished your to-do list and watched everything in your Netflix queue? Then we have a great opportunity for you!

The American Baptist Historical Society has launched a pilot project to transcribe original church records and we need your help. Transcribing these handwritten records will allow us to make them searchable in an online database. For our pilot project, we are transcribing the records of the First Baptist Church of Christ, Chautauqua (later Stockton), NY. The pages of the record book have been digitized and uploaded to Zooniverse where you can see them and transcribe them.

You do not have to be a scholar to help us, though you do need to be able to read cursive handwriting. All of the instructions are on the website at the link below. So check it out and find out what happened when the “Church met according to appointment and found a great division.”


ABHS is applying for a grant to fund setting up a more extensive crowd-sourced transcription project than this pilot project. It might help our funding chances to be able to point to interest shown for the pilot project. Take a break from your usual and join the ABHS transcription community!

Address postal inquiries to:
American Baptist Historical Society
3001 Mercer University Dr.
Atlanta, GA 30341


Join No Soup, But Study (Tonight 6:00 p.m.) or Wednesday Prayer and Bible Study (Tomorrow, 10:30a.m.) to begin reading and discussing I Corinthians.

Happy Cinco de Mayo to all!