Author Archives for afechter

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 [...]

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 [...]

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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.