Three challenges down, many more to come!
Challenge 3, Dorset QS Books, ended yesterday. We ended up completing 4995 records which is a 1000% increase over the same days in prior weeks.
Keyer: Kate R, UK
Reviewer: Barbara W, Arkansas
During Challenge 2, California Railroad Employment Records, we completed 77,840 records which is double the records that are typically completed in two days.
Keyer: Kathie G, Manitoba
Reviewer: Robert B, Texas
And for the Cuyahoga County, Tax Lists we completed 7454 records – which put a dent in the, now 5200, image sets that are awaiting review.
Reviewer: Kim B, Indiana
For Challenge 4 we do have a change of projects – there are now only arbitration and review image sets remaining for Eure-et-Loir. So we are going to go back slightly in the alphabet and add in the Delaware Land Records project. There will be a challenge for who completes the most arbitration/review image sets for USHMM – Eure-et-Loir, France, Selected Holocaust Records and two challenges for who will complete the most keying and the most review image sets for Delaware, Land Records, 1677-1947.
I sometimes get questions about quantity versus quality - I have no doubt that the contributors who participate in the challenges are taking care to complete the records both quickly and accurately. One of the biggest reasons I like the challenges is that they bring attention to some of the projects that are not worked on as often as others. And the challenges are of course a fun way to interact with each other and win prizes.