Author Archives for afechter

World Memory Project Update

Update: We have returned the projects to the queue until we complete the process of splitting them into smaller projects.  We appreciate your patience and contributions! We have two projects that have been available for over 2 years that we will be removing from the download queue in order to split them into smaller projects. [...]

Daily Challenges

This Friday, February 21, we will have a daily challenge for the World Memory Project/USHMM projects.  There are 3 projects with mainly arbitration and review image sets remaining, USHMM – Krakow, Poland, Applications for ID Cards for Jews during World War II (Part 6), USHMM – UK, Holocaust Records From The British Federation of University Women, 1938-1951 and USHMM [...]

New Projects!

Our new projects this week are… U.S., Military Registers, 1862-1970 (Part 4) These records are mainly from the National Guard and are comprised of a variety of types of records so we are recording basic information for each individual; name, birth date and place if available, and a military date.  Some of the records are very [...]

Keying Parties

Update: We have created a Keying Party page on Facebook that we will mainly use for the keying parties.  In addition to this page we will also have a keying party message board post.  Stay tuned for announcements regarding upcoming parties and Daily Challenges. We haven’t had a keying party for a long time, so [...]

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Earlier today I was thinking about the World Archives Project and Valentine’s Day- there are a few projects that stood out, Boston, Missing Irish; Marriages of the Deaf in America; Pavia Marriages and Gretna Green.  Then I went searching through the Live projects and found quite a few more.  Did you realize we had keyed [...]

New Project!

Update:  We experienced some difficulties after publishing this project.  In correcting these issues many of the completed image sets were returned to the queue.  We apologize for the results of this error – your quality may have decreased, and we lost the time and efforts that had been contributed.  We assure you that we will [...]

World Memory Project

Today is International Holocaust Remembrance Day.   In 2011 and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum partnered and launched the World Memory Project.  Since that time 3000 contributors have contributed 2.3+ million records, completing 18 projects resulting in 14 databases that are searchable for free on  To commemorate this day I have set a goal [...]

Another new Project

Today brings us the UK, De Ruvigny’s Roll of Honour, 1914-1924 project.  I have to start by saying that my favorite part of this project is the pictures – we so seldom see the subjects of the records we are keying.  This project is the compilation of biographies of over 26,000 casualties of the Great War.   [...]

After a short season of famine…

We have four “new” projects today! California, Railroad Employment Records, 1862-1919 (Part 3) This collection is comprised of pay lists, and various employment records for persons working on the railroad. Many of these workers were Asian immigrants who came to build the railroad across America. This collection also contains a “Black List” volume which contain the names [...]

Project Update

Our last update was in September and in the past 3 months we have made great progress. 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: 27.4% Then: 23.3%) Dorset, England, Quarter Session Order Books, 1625-1951 (Now: 75.7% Then: 65.5%) Kansas, [...]


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.