Revealing voices from the past

Caring for old family documents but find them difficult to read? We transcribe handwritten texts such as letters, diaries, and legal documents to allow you and your family to appreciate them more fully!


Practical and easy to use

We will digitally transcribe the text of your documents giving you the convenience of a digital file that you can print out as needed. We're also happy to provide paper hard copies directly!

Preserve your originals

Save treasured documents from excessive wear and tear by storing a hard copy of the transcription with them! Even better, store the transcription with a copy of the original. These will provide interested family historians with the information they need without requiring the loaning or handling of your fragile originals.

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Easy to share

Attach the digital transcriptions to emails to quickly and easily share precious family information with relatives far from home.

Perfect for publishing

Once transcribed, the digital text can easily be copied and pasted into the book, article, or family history that you're compiling, saving you time and frustration.


Cursive can be cryptic

Cursive writing is no longer taught as a mandatory subject in schools. This means that for many young people, handwritten texts may appear as challenging to decipher as ancient hieroglyphs. Once transcribed, your treasured documents become accessible to all members of the family.

What would you like to discover?

Contact Oakenwood Research Services to discuss your needs, get a quote, or make an inquiry. Be sure to include your full name and contact details, and let us know what you’d like to determine, what resources you've already consulted, and any information you already know that will help narrow the search.