Through a collaboration with various actors, The National Archives is to digitize more than 500 volumes of U.S. Navy muster rolls.
The muster rolls will be accessible to the public through the National Archives Catalog.
The project is part of a $482,000 grant awarded to JISAO and the National Archives Foundation to support the Seas of Knowledge: Digitization and Retrospective Analysis of the Historical Logbooks of the United States Navy program at the National Archives.
“Through this partnership, hundreds of volumes of 19th-century naval muster rolls are now digitized, said Tim Enas, director of the National Archives Textual Records Division. “These historical records provide important insight into vessel crew members.”