Community Transcription – Forty-Seven Months

April 1st, 2015

March was the forty-seventh 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 March 31, we had 2,155 users, with 36 new transcribers registered since the last update. Those volunteer transcribers have made 14,344 saves to War Department documents, which is about 120 additional edits since the last update. The average number of edits before a document is saved continues to be three. We have had 240,792 total page views.

Among those who signed up to transcribe in the last month were historians, retired members of the Armed Forces, university students, members of the Cherokee Nation, historical writers, and members of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Those who specified an interest or focus mentioned early American military history, the history of medicine, the funeral practices following the death of George Washington, and the Whiskey Rebellion.

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