Community Transcription – Forty-Five Months

February 3rd, 2015

January was the forty-fifth month since we opened the War Department archives to community transcription. We are still receiving regular requests for transcription accounts. Here is a snapshot of transcription activity for the month:

As of January 31, we had 2,100 users, with 28 new transcribers registered since the last update. Those volunteer transcribers have made 14,198 saves to War Department documents, which is about 46 additional edits since the last update. The average number of edits before a document is saved continues to be three. We have had 225,033 total page views.

Among those who signed up to transcribe in the last month included genealogists and park service employees, as well as high school and university students. Transcribers include teachers at every level of education, elementary to university. Those who specified an interest or focus mentioned the frontier fort system, St. Clair’s defeat, commerce, and the beginnings of the United States Navy.

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