Measuring the ANZACs is a "crowd-sourced" transcription of all New Zealand soldiers' records from the First World War. Please visit the website and contribute today.
Measuring the ANZACs is a community "crowd-sourcing" transcription effort to create a complete database of records of all New Zealand soldiers who served in the First World War (and the South African war). Partnering with Archives NZ who scanned nearly 4 million pages of records, we provide an interactive website open to everyone to help in creating a transcription of the key elements of soldiers' personnel files.
Please visit our site at http://www.measuringtheanzacs.org/ and contribute today. The transcription process is fully integrated with discussion boards so you can connect with other citizen scientists on the site, and with the research team.
We hope to create a complete database of New Zealand soldiers' records by the end of the centenary, and will be making data available from the project for research by family historians, students, and academics, or any other researcher. Records are entered multiple times to ensure high quality, and the research team will be synthesising the information from multiple entries into one unified record. To achieve this goal, we need your help in entering records now!
The site is particularly useful for educational use, and the research team leading the project can assist with creating lesson plans for use in high school, polytech, and university classes. We are eager to connect with groups in the community in person to talk about the project and demonstrate the website.