digital history
Seminar, Digital History

Digitizing Early Massachusetts Court Records

Author: Sally Hadden, University of Western Michigan
Comments: Jessica Otis, George Mason University; Susanna Blumenthal, University of Minnesota

Thursday, December 9, 2021, 5:15PM - 6:30PM

Massachusetts Superior Court of Judicature records represent one of the fullest collections of colonial court documents in North America, covering the entirety of the eighteenth century. This seminar explores the process of transcribing, annotating, and presenting this information via Mirador, the browser-based interface that gives the end user control over how much or how little information to display. The database used to capture annotations and make them searchable using complex queries will also be described. This project is underwritten by the Ames Foundation and the Colonial Society of Massachusetts.

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