Author Archives for afechter

It’s time for…


…a new project!  The Illinois, Chicago and North Western Railroad, 1935-1970 project is comprised of typed cards for employees of the Chicago and North Western Railroad.  They are easy and there are a lot of them.  If you have questions or feedback about this project please post them on the Discussion page. Happy indexing!

Family History Month Challenge (Part 2)


UPDATE: We have changed the final Challenge due to technical issues with the project.  It will run November 1 & 2.   October is Family History Month in the U.S. and Canada and since we already celebrated in August we are having a Part 2 event.  The top keyer and reviewer(s)* will win their choice [...]

A few new projects


Today brings us the following new projects.   New Zealand, Officiating Ministers, 1882-1920 - This is a small, typed collection giving the names of the ministers for churches throughout New Zealand.  If you have questions or feedback please post a message on the Discussion page.  New Zealand, Sheep Returns, 1887-1890 - This is another small, typed collection containing [...]

Projects Update


I won’t admit how long it has been since the last update – you will have to look through the archives and find out.  The flip side of it being a while is seeing how many projects we have completed, those in red plus a few more. Then: Projects that are completely keyed or really [...]

What went Live in August?


In the last few weeks of August 2 new databases were released and 1 more was updated.  These were smaller projects with the contributions of 1052 individuals resulting in more than 134,000 records. New: Ireland, Marriages in Walker’s Hibernian Magazine, 1771-1812 Willamette Valley, Oregon, Death Records, 1838-2006 Update: California, Railroad Employment Records, 1862-1950 Thank you [...]

3 “New” Projects


Today we have 3 projects that are new to most of us. These projects have been being keyed by a group in the UK and we are now making them available for everyone to key and review.   Surrey, England, Calendar of Prisoners, 1848-1902 - This project contains records court records of individuals on trial in Quarter [...]

5, Yes 5, New Projects!


Today we are catching up on the slump we have had over the past few weeks.  There were a few back end issues we had to resolve before new projects could be made available in the keying tool – you would get a kick out of how excited we were when we were told we [...]

Challenge Wrap-up


Wow!  We had a great weekend.  There were 28,606 records keyed and 38,313 records reviewed – 81 contributors participated of whom 14 completed 1000+ records. The Challenge winners are: Top Keyer: Peggy S, USA Top Reviewer: Linda S, UK Weekend Warrior drawing winners: Vicki M, USA Sally M, AUS   Thank you to all who participated [...]

Challenge Update


Yesterday 32 contributors submitted image sets for a total of 14,970 records keyed. Top keyer: Beryl M, UK (although 4 image sets may not seem impressive for this project that equals 1600 records!) Overall Top Reviewer: Marcelle R, USA  Our remaining Challenge is over Saturday and Sunday for the Kansas, City and County Census, 1919-1978 [...]

Challenge winners!


Updated with winners from the 19th. Here are all of the winners to date: 8 & 9: New South Wales Government Gazettes Top keyer: Jane, USA Top reviewer: Kerrie, AUS 13th: West Yorkshire Quarter Sessions Top keyer: Kathie G, CAN Top reviewer: Erica V, UK 16th: Belfast, Northern Ireland, Newsletter Top keyer: Elizabeth S, CAN [...]

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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.