• Mary Church Terrell

    I noticed that there are over 2000 documents to be reviewed for Mary Church Terrell. I try to do some reviews but many times they are documents I transcribed or reviewed and edited. I find it tedious to try to find do...
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  • completed transcription, needs a-fixin'

    https://crowd.loc.gov/campaigns/letters-to-lincoln/1860-elected-first-republican-president-and-south-carolina-secedes/ma…   This transcription is complete, but still has a bracketed question and also nee...
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  • Role of Mary Agnes Coombs in Clara Barton's Journals/Writings

    Greetings! In the journals of Clara Barton (May 17 - Sept. 5, 1897), I discovered the following entry that I believe is the work of her assistant/stenographer Miss Mary Agnes Coombs: https://crowd.loc.gov/campaigns/cl...
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  • Must transcribe French in a German entry. Help!

    Hi, Crowdies. I need some French assistance. I'm in Mary Church Terrell's German diaries again (boy, was she ever homesick!), and I have a French sentence she snuck in there. I think I did pretty well on it, actuall...
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  • Long s transcribed as a florin mark

    I have come across many instances of someone transcribing the long S as a hooked F, a character also used to represent the currency of the florin.   "passed" (with a long S) is transcribed as "paƒsed"  ...
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  • Read the title information before transcribing

    While reviewing documents, I've noticed that some transcribers are having problems with the signatures on documents.  Regardless of how indecipherable the signature is, the metadata at the top of the page usually...
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    last modified by Julianne Mangin
  • Random pages offered by the system for review

    Hi, folks! So...I say yes, give me a page to review, and find it's in the middle of a letter, and the pages around it have been reviewed already! Does this mean that if you finish a page and say "gimme another, pleas...
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  • Document in German

    If anyone can transcribe a document in German, please give this one a look: https://crowd.loc.gov/campaigns/letters-to-lincoln/1861-secession-inauguration-start-of-civil-war/mal0707500/
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  • Screen freeze on in progress documents

    I have had this happen to me a few times.  It happens whenever I start working on a document that is designated "in progress" but in reality, nothing has been transcribed yet.  I will type a single letter, a...
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  • is there a simple way to locate files?

    Hello All,   I feel like I'm missing something....   There must be a way to do a search for a file in the Crowd transcriptions, right?   I used to be able to locate them by when, more or less, I work...
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  • Items needing review that were not submitted by me?

    How can I see only the items needing review that were not submitted by me?  I'm trying to do more review, but it is becoming more tedious to locate the ones I haven't submitted myself.  Is there a way to do ...
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  • Branch Rickey completely reviewed! What were your favorites?

    Going... going... gone! Congrats volunteers, "Branch Rickey: Changing the game" is our first campaign completely transcribed and reviewed -- in only about 4 months! You really hit it out of the park!   The entir...
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  • Current Challenges or Where to start!

    We periodically pose challenges to you, our amazing volunteers.   Current challenge (March 6-15th, 2019)   Our current challenge honors Women's History Month. The goal is for volunteers to complete (i.e. ...
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    last modified by Victoria Van Hyning
  • Media coverage and blog posts about By the People

    You may be interested to read some of the blogs and press coverage about By the People. Some of this content is produced by members of staff at the Library of Congress and some by external media outlets.   Media...
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    last modified by Victoria Van Hyning
  • In Progress

    I sometimes alternate transcribing with reviewing. I have noticed a lot of entries marked "In Progress". I check them and edit or complete them but my question for the moderators is this. Should we use "In Progress" o...
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    last modified by Henry Rosenberg
  • Travel Doc. No. on INS form I-415

    Find my grandfather, Helmut Stuebe’s, info in Row 8 On the INS Form I-415 being issued in 1951, there is a column, column 6, that refers to "travel document no." and "nationality". Nationality is obvious, but th...
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    created by Karl Stuebe
  • Can you take part in this survey?

    Hi, We have created a short survey to gather data about how we can improve the experience of signing up to By the People, and taking part. We're trying to understand the on-boarding experience, which applies to any...
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    last modified by Victoria Van Hyning
  • Document in French

    Here's a letter that is in French.  I'm not up to the task, so I am posting it here in case someone else wants to take a stab at it.   https://crowd.loc.gov/campaigns/letters-to-lincoln/1861-secession-inaug...
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    last modified by Julianne Mangin
  • Branch Rickey review

    OK, so it's easy, and really fun (loved his candid impression of the aging Stan Musial). BUT. I keep getting a letter to review and then not able to accept because someone else got it at the same time, and they beat m...
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    last modified by Sharon McKinley
  • Words broken across pages

    What is the correct way to transcribe words when one half appears at the end of a page and the at the beginning of the next?
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    last modified by Julianne Mangin