If you read the World Archives blog you may have caught Anna’s post last week announcing the two new projects we released for keying – Canada, Nominal Rolls and Paylists for the Volunteer Militia, 1872-1914 and the Lübeck 1862 Census. And, if you read the Ancestry Monthly Update you might have noticed that one of the collections of records indexed by Ancestry World Archives Project contributors went live for searching on Ancestry.com recently as well. The project? New England Naturalization Indexes.
What you may not know is this:
- Because this collection was keyed by contributors to the Ancestry World Archives Project the index is now available for FREE to anyone who wishes to use it.
- If you maintain active status as a contributor to the Ancestry World Archives Project you can also view the images in this database (and any World Archives indexed collection) for free – whether you are an Ancestry.com subscriber or not. Active status=a minimum of 900 records keyed every 90 days.
- Anyone can sign up to contribute to the Ancestry World Archives Project. Want to help? Click here. Register using your Ancestry.com user name and password. Download the keying tool and start contributing to the ever-growing list of projects now available on Ancestry.com for free because of this fantastic community!
Finally, from someone with a few roots in New England, thanks to each of the 2,108 other people who contributed to this particular project. I’m excited to start searching.