Community Transcription – Fifty Months

July 6th, 2015

June was the fiftieth 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 June 30, we had 2,247 users, with 14 new transcribers registered since the last update. Our community of transcribers has made 14,921 saves to War Department documents, which is 20 additional edits since the last update. We have had 252,502 total page views.

The individuals who signed up to transcribe in the last month include university students, members of the Daughters of the American Revolution, and genealogists. Those who specified an interest mentioned topics including the federal response to insurrections in the 1790s, the XYZ affair, Fort McIntosh, and the Mero district of Tennessee.

As we continue to move forward with the project, individuals may still register for a transcription account.