Community Transcription: June 2017

July 5th, 2017

June 2017 marked the seventy-fourth month since we opened the War Department archives to community transcription, and over five years after launch we still receive requests for transcriber accounts! Here is a snapshot of transcription activity for last month:

Five new transcribers signed up last month which brings the total number of transcribers up to 2,922 as of June 30, 2017. The individuals who signed up in June mentioned an interest in the interactions between Native Americans and the federal government.

Newly transcribed documents include ones regarding bayonets to bayonet scabbard contractors for fitting, certificates due Mrs. Williams and John Jones, call for militia to defend the western territory, loss of faithful clerks, construction and insurrection, and strength of character, quality of pay.

Our community of transcribers have added 99 transcribed pages to War Department documents, with the total number of saves being 20,616. Overall, we have had 709,285 page views.

Follow us on Twitter (@wardeptpapers) where we’ll be posting documents in need of transcription throughout the month.

Interested in contributing to the project? Individuals can register for a transcription account and become a transcription associate.