Author Archives for afechter

New Zealand, School Registers and Lists, 1850-1967


Our new project is the New Zealand, School Registers and Lists, 1850-1967.  These records are lists of students from 5 schools in New Zealand.  This project is easy – it is all typed and has an average of 15 records/image.  If you have any questions or feedback post them on the Discussion page.

Illinois, Chicago and North Western Railroad, 1935-1970 (Part 2)


Our new project this week is the Illinois, Chicago and North Western Railroad, 1935-1970 (Part 2).  This project is similar to the first Illinois Railroad collection but is a little larger. Each image is a card for an employee of the C & NW Railroad which is their application for a Social Security number.  The records [...]

Projects Update


We really did have a great October with 1.57+ million records contributed overall.  This means that there were quite a few projects that have progressed along the road to completion.  We’ve completed 7 projects in the past 7 weeks – not too shabby.  Here are updates on our projects that are “nearing” completion. Projects that [...]

Challenge Wrap-up


We had a great October celebrating Family History Month!  I have to admit I spent a lot more time keying than I did doing research and I enjoyed every minute. A few wrap-up items that need to be attended to. 1. Winners Challenge #6 Keyer: Louise D, UK Reviewer: Greg B, USA Challenge #7 Keyer: [...]

Minnesota, Indian Allotment Records


Our new project is the Minnesota, Indian Allotment Records.  It is exactly as the title implies, lists of Indians who were allotted land in Minnesota.  This is a small project 200+ image sets but the records are pretty name dense.  The records are handwritten and contain both English and Native names. If you have any questions [...]

Family History Month extended…


Our final challenge, New Mexico, Mexican Archives Records, 1821-1846 will be November 1 & 2.   Look for the winner updates from this week’s challenges later today. Happy indexing!

New Project – New Mexico, Mexican Archives Records, 1821-1846


The New Mexico, Mexican Archives Records, 1821-1846 project is a combination of records from the New Mexico State Archives.  You may encounter governor’s papers, military and legislative records, judicial proceedings or other records – we are keying name lists and records identified with the word “Pasaporte”.  A good number of the records will be Cover page form types [...]

Family History Month Challenge – Winners and other news


I have had a great time participating in the Challenges – obviously I am excluded from winning but I still like to key as much as time allows over the two day period.  I have been remiss in posting the latest winners. Challenge #4 Top Contributors: Review: Joan A, UK  Keyer:  Kathie G, CAN   [...]

Two new projects!


Today brings us two new projects, the Iowa, Board of Control Convict Registers, 1872-1979 and West Yorkshire, England, Bastardy Records, 1690-1914 (Part 2). Iowa, Board of Control Convict Registers, 1872-1979 contains the records for prisoners in Iowa over a hundred year span.  They are handwritten records in lists of 20-30 per page.  If you have any questions or [...]

Challenge Winners


We have had a great start to the challenge!  I never feel that there are words to adequately express my appreciation for our community and all that you contribute.  You truly are a wonderful group of individuals. Challenge 1 Winners: Keyer: millow584, CAN Reviewer: aiwright_1, UK Challenge 2 Winners: Keyer: jamiechall, USA Reviewer: pjfogarty, USA [...]

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Anna is the Community Operations Manager for Ancestry.com. In this role her main responsibility is managing the World Archives Project. You can send an email to Anna at afechter@ancestry dot com.