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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 [...]

3 New Projects!


Today brings us three new projects – Hampshire, England, Allegations for Marriage Licences, 1689-1837, London, England, Selected Poor Law Removal and Settlement Records, 1828-1930 (Update), and Savannah, Georgia, Licenses and Bonds, 1837-1909. The Hampshire, England, Allegations for Marriage Licences, 1689-1837 project are transcribed records of allegations for marriage licences in Hampshire so although it spans many years we don’t [...]

Week 3 Challenge


We are staying in Europe with the Cartes électorales de Paris et ses environs et d’autres villes françaises, 1900-1932 (France Electoral Cards) and Lübeck, Germany, Citizenship Register, 1591-1919 projects. Both projects are average difficulty but with the use of the example images language shouldn’t be a big barrier.  The handwriting on the Cartes électorales de Paris is generally simple to read, [...]

And our new project is…


…the Mainz, Germany, Emigration Register, 1856-1877.  The records give details for individuals who departed from Mainz, Germany.  Because the records span two pages it is important to key the line number for each line, including those that are blank or have details unrelated to the individual.  The records are in German but are on forms so [...]

Challenge Update – Week 1 & 2


We are moving along and had a great first week!  Thank you to all who have participated in the Challenge! The Challenge winners for each week will be posted here. Week 1 Winners: Isle of Wight, England, Non-Conformist Registers, 1832-1937 Keyer: Evelyn P, US Reviewer: Kate R, UK West Yorkshire, England, Quarter Session Orders, 1637-1914 [...]

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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.