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Crowdsourced OCR Correction

Subject index cards
Cards to correct :413
Completed :310
Queued :103
Not started :0
Biographical index cards
Cards to correct :838
Completed :780
Queued :58
Not started :0
Most active users
Submitted Accepted Queued User
4122679barbara crowley
2691760Kirsty Cox
1941590Lynley Fowler
2661550Anne Boyd
140880Krina Fitchet
99790Leonie Smith
2317396Shirley Rudge
108650Lynn Annear
68580Chris Dempsey
91560Susan Jenkins
68500Andrea Cade
49390heather burney
45320Harvey Porteous
36290Janine Delaney
59260Rebekah Rogers
46230Alan Dean
22210Tracey Dempsey
22200Beckie Alexander
1290Anne Thompson
1690Simon Gotlieb
620maggie moss
220Shar Carlini
410Kevin Double
110Sheryl Sporle Fahey
210Gillian Tasker
38038Kelly Ogle
100NDF Visitor
100Michael Parry
100Donelle McKinley
Last 7 days Cards Characters Data
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Submitted1,925474,548463.4 KB
Accepted1,091261,152255.0 KB


Many hands make light work and if have some time to spare please join our crew of digital volunteers.


What's involved?

The Alexander Research library has a huge historical index of people and subjects, covering the period from 1840 to 2002, Volunteers for many years have been indexing birth, marriage and death notices from our local newspapers and other sources.

The index includes families from the Whanganui, Rangitikei and South Taranaki regions including Wanganui, Waverley, Patea, Waimarino, Taihape, Hunterville, Marton and Bulls.

The challenge now is to transform this into an online resource, which is accessible to everyone.


How you can help

The cards are a mix of handwritten and typed entries, and we need people to transcribe the information so it is searchable.  Each card only takes just a minute (or maybe a few if it’s a hard one). Some cards will have to be typed from scratch. Others have been ‘computer read’ imperfectly!  and these need to be checked and corrected.

At this stage there are 1,000 biographical and subject cards to do – the first step towards the full project of 152,000.  If you like to lend us a hand with this project please sign up and start with our OCR Correction Quick-training session


Track the progress

Each card will go through at least two corrections before a card is approved. Watch the progress in the graphs on the right.

TrainingTake the OCR correction quick-training session