Author Archives for afechter

Cans for Keying


Tomorrow for our Giving Tuesday event Ancestry will donate food based on the contributions you make!  For every 100 records contributed, keyed, reviewed or arbitrated, we will donate a can of food.* We are very excited for this opportunity to give back to the community … in more ways than one.  If you have any questions about [...]

Happy Thanksgiving!


The kids are in bed.  The dishes are done. My computer keys clacking, One by one, Typing names, dates, places and more, West Yorkshire, Delaware, Kansas too Downloading more image sets, yahoo!   Here we are together, yet separated by miles Sharing instructions, questions, and smiles. Thousands of contributors having a ball. Happy Thanksgiving to [...]

New Zealand, School Registers and Lists, 1850-1967


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.

Illinois, Chicago and North Western Railroad, 1935-1970 (Part 2)


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 [...]

Projects Update


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 [...]

Challenge Wrap-up


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: [...]

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   [...]

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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.