Friday, April 27, 2012

Follow Friday - Citizen Archivist Dashboard

As I mentioned in this post, I love the National Archives and the terrific access to their digital collection. While researching their open source historical photos on Flickr, I found that there is a way for the average citizen to make the National Archives collection more accessible: by becoming a Citizen Archivist.

From their Citizen Archive Dashboard you can help the Archives "tag" the items in their collection to help make them easier to locate through searches. You can also help index the 1940 census, transcribe documents and upload your own photos of National Archives documents that you have come across in your research. Another option is to help edit the National Archives Wiki page by helping to edit pages or creating your own. It's a great way to give back to an organization that offers so much to the genealogy community. Check it out!

1 comment:

Kathy, the Single-minded Offshoot said...

Thanks for some great information, Heather. I didn't know anything about something that is so worthwhile.