Decipher historical family documents with Transkribus

Find information about your family in large document collections, and turn your family's handwritten historical documents into searchable digital documents with Transkribus.

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Automatically transcribe and edit any text

Let Transkribus decipher the contents of your family records. Upload images of handwritten documents to the software and it will use handwriting recognition technology to extract the text and convert it into a digital text file. In other words, automatic transcriptions at the click of a button.

Search your material

Digital documents are ideal for searching. With Transkribus' Smart Search feature, you can search whole collections for the names of your ancestors, and uncover your family history one document at a time—or a lot of documents at the same time.

Mark up and, later, quickly find the information you need

Having digital versions of your documents means you can easily search them for the information you are looking for. With Transkribus, you can also tag people, places, or particularly important passages, and then search the documents for these tags at a later time.

Customise Transkribus to suit exactly you

Train Transkribus to recognise the particular handwriting in your documents. By creating a custom AI model, you can teach the software how to read the specific handwriting in your documents, resulting in increasingly accurate automatic transcriptions of your texts as you refine the model.

Start unlocking the past with Transkribus

Leverage the power of Transkribus to get the most out of your historical documents.