In this issue: Jean L. Cooper’s article, Crowd-Sourcing With Zooniverse.org:
One of the most interesting websites I recently discovered is www.Zooniverse.org. Zooniverse is a site that offers the opportunity to crowd-source the work involved in
transcribing collections of documents. Some of the projects are scientific in nature,
studying climate, biology, or medicine. Others have to do with language, history, or the arts. Among the projects: Helping transcribe the military records of African-American Civil War Soldiers, and transcribing records in The American Soldier, to provide access to a one-of-a-kind collection of reflections on war and military service by American soldiers who served during the Second World War. …
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Contents of the Fall 2018 issue:
- Fall Conference of the Virginia Genealogical Society and the Central Virginia Genealogical Association, to be held 5-6 Oct., 2018, in Charlottesville, VA;
- The Genealogical Library of the Daughters of the American Revolution;
- Preservation Grants for Presbyterian Churches;
- Obituary: Charles R. Moore;
- Out of the Frying Pan and into the Fire;
- Census Instructions;
- Are You Missing Most of the Available Genealogy Information?;
- Benjamin Bartley, Free Negro Registration, 1808;
- Three Allen Wills from Buckingham County;
- The Southall Family of Virginia;
- Crowd-Sourcing on Zooniverse.org;
- Fredericksburg National Cemetery;
- Rockingham County Cemetery Indexes.
As a little extra gift, the online edition contains an extra, one-page guide to Basic Steps for African American Slave Research, courtesy of Dr. Shelley Murphy.
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