Back in May, I blogged about an agreement between NARA and Ancestry that would allow Ancestry to digitize records onsite at Ancestry. I was browsing through the Ancestry blog and apparently that process has begun.
While Ancestry has made digitized copies of previously microfilmed records available in the past, what’s exciting about this is that Ancestry is now onsite digitizing collections that were previously only available at the National Archives. According to the Ancestry blog post by Chris Lydiksen,
Two of the early projects are 1) Death Reports of American Citizens Abroad, 1835-1974 and 2) Passenger and Crew Arrival and Departure Lists, 1897-1958.