Author Archives for afechter

Project Update

In March we posted a message about which projects were high priority, in June we posted a follow up to that message, and here is the latest update. 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: 23.3% Then: 20.98% [...]

More from West Yorkshire

We have two new projects from West Yorkshire - West Yorkshire, England, Militia, 1779-1827 and West Yorkshire, England, Alehouse Licences, 1771-1962. The West Yorkshire, England, Militia, 1779-1827 project contains various militia records, mostly lists of males eligible to serve from West Yorkshire.  These records come in a variety of formats and are handwritten so we have this rated as [...]

New Projects!

Today we have three new projects - Surrey, England, Records of Victuallers, 1785-1903, Surrey, England, Records of Freeholders, 1696-1824 and United States, War Department, Press Releases and Related Records, 1942-1945.  This is a great group of records that are easy enough for beginners and fun for more seasoned keyers. The Surrey, England, Records of Victuallers, 1785-1903, Surrey, England, Records of Freeholders, [...]

Heading South

Our new project is the Savannah, Georgia, Registers of Free Persons of Color, 1817-1864.  These records are handwritten and although most contain the same information there is not a standard order to how the columns of information appear.  There are examples and possible column orders for when there isn’t a header for you to use to [...]

More new projects from the UK

Today we have two new projects - West Yorkshire, England, School Records, 1855-1914 and West Riding, England, Wakefield Charities Coroners Notebooks, 1852-1900. West Yorkshire, England, School Records, 1855-1914 - these are records compiled for students who were admitted, committed and discharged from schools in West Yorkshire.  The records are on forms and are generally easy to read.  We have [...]

New Project – West Yorkshire, England, Bastardy and Other Poor Law Offense Records

Our new project this week is the West Yorkshire, England, Bastardy and Other Poor Law Offense Records.  These records mainly cover the details of child support rulings.  This is an Average difficulty project due to the variety of formats that the records can appear in and the handwriting. If you have questions, comments or feedback regarding [...]

From one side of the world to the other…

We have two new projects today – Willamette, Oregon, Death Records, 1850-2006 and USHMM – Krakow, Poland, Applications for ID Cards for Jews during World War II (Part 5). The Willamette, Oregon, Death Records, 1850-2006 records are mainly from a mortuary in the Willamette Valley.  In addition to these records there are newspaper clippings and records of death.  This [...]

Hart’s Annual Army List 1908

To change things up a bit I thought I would release the new project this week over the weekend.  The Hart’s Annual Army List 1908 contains lists of serving, reserve and retired officers for every regiment in the British Army during 1908.  They are typed lists that can range from a few names to many, many names [...]

This week brings us two new projects.

Although in the same neighborhood there are two new Marion, Oregon projects - Marion County, Oregon, Census, 1895, and Marion County, Oregon, Marriage Records, 1849-1900.  Marion County is on the Western side of Oregon in the Willamette Valley along the Willamette River.  Both collections are easy projects – they are type written and simple to key through. [...]

And the new projects are…

USHMM – Munich, Germany, Nazi Documentation Regarding Jews, 1925-1948 and West Yorkshire, England, Quarter Session Orders, 1637-1914. The Munich, Germany, Nazi Documentation Regarding Jews, 1925-1948 is part of the World Memory Project and contains records that have been held in Munich that were created by the Nazi party concerning Jews.  These records are in German and appear in [...]


Anna is the Community Operations Manager for In this role her main responsibility is managing the World Archives Project. You can send an email to Anna at afechter@ancestry dot com.