The Staten Island Museum has partnered with the Staten Island Chapter of the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society and the Frederick Douglass Memorial Park to transcribe newly digitized family history records.
The transcription project will continue all year. To participate in the project, first watch the project’s instructional video on YouTube.com, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FhsivGxGX3A
Then sign up for a free account with From the Page, the transcription software that hosts the project, https://fromthepage.com/users/sign_up
Finally, go to the Staten Island Museum’s page on From the Page to find the documents to be transcribed. These include: Frederick Douglas Memorial Park permanent record books and ledger books and also the Dickenson Census Indices.
In addition, the Staten Island Museum had recently added digitized documents to the Internet Archive including two Staten Island directories, Census Occupations of Afro-American Families on Staten Island by Town, and 22 ledgers for the Frederick Douglass Memorial Park.
Frederick Douglass Memorial Park is a historic cemetery for African Americans in the Oakwood neighborhood of Staten Island, New York. It is named for abolitionist, orator, statesman, and author Frederick Douglass, although he is not buried there.
To look at these items, go to: https://archive.org/search.php?query=%22staten+island+museum%22&sort=-publicdate
Check out our links to local cemetery transcriptions and indexes at: https://www.newyorkgenlinks.com/localcemeteries/