21 March 2016

Transcribing -- a great way to celebrate Sunshine Week and you can do it year round!

The NARA Citizen Archivist initiative celebrated it by having transcription missions ...

Every transcription helps "unlock" the information and helps open government records. Each day of this week-long event we’ll release a mission based on an historical era. Our goal is to transcribe 2,000 pages this week. Transcriptions created by Citizen Archivists will enhance searches in our catalog and the transcriptions will be added to DocsTeach, the online tool for teaching with documents from the National Archives.

·        Sunday, March 13 – 
·        Monday March 14 – Civil War and Reconstruction (1850-1877)
·        Tuesday, March 15 - The Development of the Industrial United States (1870-1900) 
·        Wednesday, March 16 – The Emergence of Modern American (1890-1930)  
·        Thursday, March 17 – The Great Depression and World War II (1929-1945) 
·        Friday, March 18 - Postwar United States (1945 to early 1970s)
·        Saturday, March 19 - Contemporary United States (1968-Present) 

I wonder how successful they were.

Did you transcribe something last week for a genealogical or historical society, library, archive or repository?  

Every document transcribed is one that becomes “open” to researchers to use!

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