Community Transcription: February 2018

March 5th, 2018

February 2018 marked the eighty-second 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 the last month:

Twenty-seven new transcribers signed up in February, which brings the total number of transcribers to 3,116 as of February 28, 2018. The individuals who signed up in February mentioned an interest in Ohio, slavery in early America, Anthony Wayne, and New London, Virginia.

Newly transcribed documents include ones regarding status of supplies, request for instructions, pension of Willis Wilson, recommendations relative to the quasi-war with France, Anthony Wayne’s order for uniforms, copy of letter from the Secretary of War to Thomas Holt, and priorities of the President to avoid war and and to protect citizens.

Our community of transcribers have added 101 transcribed pages to War Department documents, with the total number of saves being 22,491. Overall, we have had 797,867 page views.