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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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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: [...]
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 [...]
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!
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]