Community Transcription – Fifty-One Months

August 3rd, 2015

July was the fifty-first 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 July 31, we had 2,270 users, with 23 new transcribers registered since the last update. Our community of transcribers has made 15,133 saves to War Department documents, which is 212 additional edits since the last update. We have had 256,310 total page views.

The individuals who signed up to transcribe in the last month included National Park Service staff, members of the Muscogee (Creek) nation, journalists, and genealogists. Those who specified an interest mentioned topics including Benjamin Hawkins, Anthony Wayne, the early U.S. Navy, east Florida, the Whiskey Rebellion, and the Cherokee nation.

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