Author Archives for afechter

Another new Project


Today brings us the UK, De Ruvigny’s Roll of Honour, 1914-1924 project.  I have to start by saying that my favorite part of this project is the pictures – we so seldom see the subjects of the records we are keying.  This project is the compilation of biographies of over 26,000 casualties of the Great War.   [...]

After a short season of famine…


We have four “new” projects today! California, Railroad Employment Records, 1862-1919 (Part 3) This collection is comprised of pay lists, and various employment records for persons working on the railroad. Many of these workers were Asian immigrants who came to build the railroad across America. This collection also contains a “Black List” volume which contain the names [...]

Project Update


Our last update was in September and in the past 3 months we have made great progress. Projects that have been available for over a year. Cartes électorales de Paris et ses environs et d’autres villes françaises, 1900-1932 (France Electoral Cards)  (Now: 27.4% Then: 23.3%) Dorset, England, Quarter Session Order Books, 1625-1951 (Now: 75.7% Then: 65.5%) Kansas, [...]

“New” Projects


Today brings the return of two familiar projects, the New South Wales, Australia, Government Gazettes, 1853-1899 (Part 2) and USHMM – Krakow, Poland, Applications for ID Cards for Jews during World War II (Part 6).  We have not changed much in the New South Wales, Australia, Government Gazettes, 1853-1899 (Part 2) from the part 1 of the project so if [...]

Challenge Update – The beginning of the end…


This is the first day in the last week of our Challenge.  I have keyed a few projects during the Challenge that I haven’t keyed for a little while which is most of the reason why we hold Challenges – other than it is fun to have some competition and win prizes! Our projects this [...]

Challenge Update, Week 7


We had another great week!  It took me a little while to figure out all of the Challenge winners which means that we had a lot of involvement.  Thank you to all who participated in the Challenge. Here are the Week 6 winners: Savannah, Georgia, Licenses and Bonds, 1837-1909 Keyer: Anna Marie D, USA Reviewer: [...]

Week 5 Winners and Week 6 is upon us


Week 5 Challenge winners are: Top Keyers Gregory B, USA Pearl W, UK Sammie C, USA Top Reviewers Karen T, UK Kim B, USA Joan D, CAN We completed 11,845 image sets for a total of 401,654 records.  Thank you to everyone who contributed – including our 41 new keyers! And our Week 6 projects [...]

Happy Thanksgiving!


Yes, it is nearing the end of the day… turkey is eaten, leftovers are packaged, family has left and I am enjoying the sounds of the dishwasher.  As I ponder the day and the many, many things I am thankful for my thoughts turn to my family. Nearing five years ago five beautiful children came [...]

Fall Challenge Update


The Week 4 Winners and results are: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, The Ottawa Journal, 1885-1980 Keyer: Jeanne D, USA Reviewer: Janet M, USA Total Image sets contributed: 112 for a total of 9379 records Kansas, City and County Census, 1919-1978 Keyer: Gina B, USA Reviewer: Marcelle R, USA Total Image sets contributed: 1090 for a total [...]

Week 4 Challenge Update


With a day and a half left in the week here is a snapshot of what we have contributed so far.   Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, The Ottawa Journal, 1885-1980, all of the keying image sets have been downloaded and we will finish the keying of the project by the end of the challenge!  If you [...]

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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.