May was the forty-ninth month since we opened the War Department archives to community transcription, and we continue to receive regular requests for transcriber accounts. Here is a snapshot of transcription activity for the month:
As of May 31, we had 2,233 users, with 13 new transcribers registered since the last update. Our community of transcribers has made 14,901 saves to War Department documents, which is 173 additional edits since the last update. We have had 248,821 total page views.
The individuals who signed up to transcribe in the last month include university students, recent graduates, a member of the Chaloklowa people, high education instructors, and genealogists. Those who specified an interest mentioned topics including the Nicknack expedition, George M. White Eyes, and correspondence with Henry Knox regarding the Chickasaw in the Carolinas.
As we continue to move forward with the project, individuals may still register for a transcription account.