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Ancestry World Archives Project: It’s Not Too Late To Get In On The Action

Posted by Crista Cowan on August 30, 2010 in World Archives Project

If you are a member of our Ancestry World Archives community then you know all about the World Record Challenge.  If you are not yet a member of our community, we thought we would let you in on what we have been doing and give you a chance to participate.

Our passionate and engaged community has keyed and arbitrated over 7.4 million records since June 1st.  We’ve had fun with weekly and monthly challenges and we gave some great prizes out along the way.  Collectively, our community has earned over 68,000 votes which they have cast for record sets they want to key next.  Additionally, thousands of contributors have learned about new types of genealogical records and received lots of practice reading old handwriting.  All of these things can only make our personal family history research even better.

We only have two days left in the challenge (today and tomorrow) so we thought we’d give you one last chance to get in on the action.  We have two, one-year, World Deluxe subscriptions for Ancestry.com up for grabs – one today and one tomorrow.  The individual who keys and/or arbitrates the most records each day wins.  It’s as simple as that.

So, head on over to the Ancestry World Archives Project, sign up using your Ancestry.com login and password, download the keying tool, and start keying!

About Crista Cowan
Crista has been doing genealogy since she was a child. She has been employed at Ancestry.com since 2004. Around here she's known as The Barefoot Genealogist.Google Twitter

1 comment

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1 Mr Krishna GanaseSeptember 4, 2010 at 5:33 am

Dear Sir/ Madam
Can U tell me if U have any any records of Indian Indentured Labourers to the Caribbean. If you do Please let me know where can I find it.Many thanks,
KrishnaGanase

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