After checking out a few of the products on the zooniverse website, including the space and nature themed projects, I decided to work on the Criminal Characters project. This project is to transcribe records of Australian criminals. The criminal records that are being transcribed are from the 1850s to the 1940s.
All of the transcribing that volunteers do comes from digitally uploaded images of the offender’s records. For the records I worked on transcribing, the records came from State Records of New South Wales.
I did enjoy looking at the records. Some of the criminal charges have a multitude of names, stealing could be called stealing, stealing from; the person, a dwelling, by trick; sheep stealing, stealing as a bailee, stealing as a servant.