Friday, 24 June 2016

LAC Transcription Project: The Coltman Report

On June 19, 1816 the Battle of Seven Oaks resulted in 22 deaths, and a 521 (534?) page handwritten report on the battle. LAC has produced page images and invites everyone to try transcribing at http://transcribe.bac-lac.gc.ca/en.

As of 10 a.m. on the morning of Thursday 23 June 2016, 110 pages are complete, 164 need review, 6 are incomplete and the remainder not yet started.

I tried and completed a page which had 19 lines, well spaced, quite easy to read. It only took a few minutes.

3 comments:

Nancy Cutway said...

I just did a page - it's wonderfully clear writing, and you can enlarge the page quite a bit by pressing on the + symbol.

Leanne Cooper said...

I agree. I just did a few pages and the handwriting is very easy to read. Would that all report writers have such good penmanship.

K Gunn said...

I have a question: Does "reviewed" mean reviewed by LAC staff, or just reviewed by another volunteer who may feel that s/he can interpret an item more satisfactorily? Thank you.