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Old 07-21-2018, 01:17 PM   #1
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Anyone with typing skills looking to volunteer?

Was doing some online research on WWII and ran across this:

What They Were Thinking: WWII Soldiers' Insights to Become Public Data Base | WVTF

They're looking for an army of volunteers willing to help transcribe WWII US Soldiers' insights into a public database. Anyone with an internet connection can help. Might be a fun project for someone who is housebound, a history buff, or someone who simply enjoys typing.


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Old 07-21-2018, 02:17 PM   #2
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Thanks for the heads-up! This sounds like something I'd very much enjoy doing.

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Old 07-21-2018, 03:59 PM   #3
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This is very cool. I just did several documents - very interesting. You don't even have to create an account, just read the instructions and get to work. Great idea! Thanks for sharing, omni!
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Old 07-21-2018, 04:04 PM   #4
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I did a few myself. Some are very hard to read. Noticed a couple words that I couldn’t read and couldn’t figure out. I think it was a figure of speech that I had never heard. The gist was that he felt like he was getting the shaft.
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Old 07-21-2018, 07:23 PM   #5
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This is very cool. I have been fascinated with many of my Dad's USCG things I have come across in dealing with his estate. I knew he was involved in sea patrols during WWII, but I had no idea that he had a journal and lots and lots of pictures of his time. There are a lot of stories to tell and these survey questions just coming to light is equally fascinating..I am most definitely doing at least a few of these.
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Old 07-22-2018, 03:03 PM   #6
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I, too, just transcribed a few of these. Fun and easy to do.

It's also nice that you are not required to register if you choose not to.

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Thanks for sharing! I transcribed a couple of the survey questions, then went to the main part of the site and found a few other projects that sound interesting. There are other projects that do not involve transcription. For example, there are some that ask you to look at photos and tag with flower names or identify wildlife.

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