• Integration process of the user-generated content from Citizen Archivist into the NARA catalog

    Is there a recent publication or blog post that describes the integration of the user-generated content (transcriptions and tags) from Citizen Archivist into the NARA catalog?
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  • Can NARA fix the missing images from catalogue item 109517248 ?

    Civil War Consolidated Enrollment Lists, 1863 - 1865 New York, 30th Congressional District, Class No. 2 vol 6 of 7   National Archives catalogue shows only 6 images BUT ancestry shows 600.  Thanks
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  • What OCR software do you recommend?

    I download many files that are photos of typed documents.  I try to pull the text from these images so I can create a  Microsoft WORD document.  I have used Google Lens and Google Drive to extract the t...
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  • Seeking information on Thomas Conroy & 2nd Machine Gun Bn

    I would like to find any information and/or photographs of my great-uncle Thomas Conroy (ASN 237348) who was in the 1st Division at Meuse-Argonne. He was severely wounded on October 2nd 1918. I am led to believe that ...
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  • Is there a guide or training on how to get started, best methods, etc.

    Is there a guide or training on how to get started, best methods, etc.
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  • Perhaps it's the browser I'm using but I can't write in my profile

    I just started in on this project,  have seen the initial instructions but am not a computer whiz and am stumbling around a bit. Seeing others questions and answers is very helpful. One thing I can't figure out i...
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  • Activities of Citizen Archivists

    I just joined HistoryHub.  I want to take part in Citizen Archivist activities. What are some tasks performed by CA's?   Marie
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  • Carded Service Records of Hospital Attendants..... Tagging/Transcription

    I am a working on transcriptions for the Carded Service Records of Hospital Attendants, Matrons and Nurses 1861-1865.  I notice other Citizen Archivists are adding tags to the records I transcribe.    ...
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  • Advanced Search Form

    Cannot figure out how to use the Advanced Search Form for Land Records. Found the BLM record and the Record Group ID number 49, but don't understand the terms of what to put where. Any help will be appreciated.
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  • Transcribing website print outs

    How should I transcribe website printouts? Do I need to include all of the advertisement texts. I have been working on this PDF and would like to know if there is an official way it should be done? I have been trying ...
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  • Transcription template: Carded Service Records mission

    Our latest transcription mission, Carded Service Records of Hospital Attendants, Matrons and Nurses 1861-1865, consists of a standard typewritten form with handwritten details. Would you like to transcribe these recor...
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  • Transcribing forms

    In reading about transcribing forms on the training page, there seems to be little concern about formatting, most pertinent is getting the information in digital form. I was wondering if I should run Form question and...
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  • When did the government switch from manuscript to typeset documents?

    When did the government switch from written manuscripts to typeset documents?
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  • Do blank questions on a form need to be transcribed?

    When transcribing a form, should all questions be transcribed or only those that are not blank.
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  • Seeking records of 175th Infantry Regiment

    I have what I believe is the only known handwritten, day to day account of Rev. Gerard Taggart, 175th Infantry Regiment,  29th Infantry Division that accounts (daily) of his time in England (1.5yr) with the men t...
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  • Smithsonian, Freedmen's Bureau -- How to transcribe "&c."?

    To my fellow transcribers of the Freedmen's Bureau papers: The special instructions for the Freedmen's Bureau documents instruct that: "+ or & or &c. = et cetera, etc. [[Please transcribe this as & or &ld...
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  • Help me transcribe this!

    Hi I’m having trouble transcribing this. Can you guys help me out?   https://catalog.archives.gov/id/7480082/3/public?contributionType=transcription#.YA4z2gbhb60.link
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  • Users tagging themselves as a Citizen Archivist

    I see in the left hand tag section, many CA's are tagging their ID.   I am totally new here and just want to know if this is an acceptable practice with NARA? It makes sense for ease of locating our work and inp...
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  • What is the correct format for names being tagged?

    What is the correct format for proper names being tagged?
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  • Working on Chinese exclusion act: Non-English documents

    I'm a new Citizen Archivist and can read Japanese and Chinese. While some of the script is difficult to read (like reading cursive), I can usually see what the general document is for.   For Example, there is a...
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