TranscribeNC is Now Available from the State Archives of North Carolina

The following is copied from the TranscribeNC web site:

TranscribeNC, a transcription project hosted by the State Archives featuring 5 collections, is now live! We are recruiting volunteers to spend a little time helping to transcribe its first project — county draft board records of men who were drafted or enlisted during World War I.

“This project is critical to telling North Carolina’s story,” says Randon McCrea, digital archivist for online programming, who is heading this initiative, along with archivist Anna Peitzman. “Each of these archival collections—WWI draft lists and travel diaries—personalize the human experience and keep this state’s legacy alive. When complete, the WWI information will be of importance to veterans, their families, and communities.”

Other transcription projects will also be made available.

“Transcription volunteers of all skill levels will most definitely find materials of interest in one or all of these collections while helping to build incredibly valuable indexes and the ability for all to more readily access information about North Carolina records,” says Anna Peitzman.

You can read more at: https://ncarchives.wordpress.com/2019/03/26/transcribenc-is-now-live.

One Comment

Word usage give meaning to what is written. To use the word “critical” in place of say, useful or helpful, makes the announcement just another a complete overstatement. I seriously doubt that it is a crisis.

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