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Challenge #7


Challenge #7 features the New Zealand, The New Zealand Gazette, 1860-1894 and Tennessee, Early Land Registers projects. The New Zealand Gazette has been published weekly since 1841 and is the official newspaper of the government of New Zealand.  The articles range a full spectrum of events and we are capturing the names of the individuals involved.  It is typewritten and typically […]

Beat the Heat Challenge Winners


It has been an amazing past few weeks as we have seen contributors come together to focus on projects and give them a boost. Challenge 2 Winners: Top Keyer: Kathryn T Top Reviewer: Donna H Drawing Winners: Karen W and Linda D Challenge 3 Winners: Top Keyer: Kathie G Top Reviewer: Kate S Drawing Winners: Richard M […]

Challenge Update


Challenge #1 was a huge success with everyone participating! 😉  We completed 5185 image sets for a total of 92,342 records. The favored projects were Kansas Census, Victoria Police Gazettes and Chicago Railroad Employee Records. Winners: Top Keyer: Peggy S, USA Top Reviewer: Anne W, UK 100+ Drawing: Anne K & Mechele H Challenge #2 […]

Beat the Heat Challenge


As the heat of the summer has increased I am spending more time inside during the day.  More time inside = more time to index!  Even though some of you may be fortunate not to live in an oven during the summer you can still join us in spending some quality time inside, in front […]

Monday Musings – Keying Standards


What are the Keying Standards?  Why aren’t there more standards?  Do the Keying Standards supersede the project instructions? We have the keying standards so when you have a question that the project instructions do not answer you can go to the standards and hopefully have your questions answered.  They also help with standard entries for […]

More from Kansas


Today we launched part 3 of the Kansas, City and County Census, 1919-1961.  This is most similar to part 2 and has the exact same instructions – we are only keying from the “Schedule 2″ records.  (The first part, which took a few years to complete will be available to search next month!) If you have […]

Project Update


In the past 3 months, since the last update in March, we have completed 179,612 image sets – a lot of progress is being made.   We have said it many times but is always worth repeating – you are an amazing community.  Thank you! Projects that are 100% keyed: Belfast, Northern Ireland, The Belfast Newsletter, […]

Three new projects!


Today brings us three new projects – Tasmania, Reports of Crime, 1861-1883, Victoria, Australia, Police Gazettes, 1914-1924 and the return of London, England, Selected Poor Law Removal and Settlement Records, 1828-1930 (Update). The Tasmania, Reports of Crime, 1861-1883 and Victoria, Australia, Police Gazettes, 1914-1924 projects are pretty much the same, except for location.  These records report crimes listing suspects, convicts and victims – often […]

Two new projects


Today brings us two new projects, U.S., Chicago and North Western Railroad Employment Records, 1935-1970 and USHMM – Czechoslovakia, Selected Jewish Holocaust Records, 1942-1945. U.S., Chicago and North Western Railroad Employment Records, 1935-1970 is very similar to the previous Chicago and Northwestern Railroad projects – keying employment records for individuals working on the railroad.  The records are generally […]

“Essential” fields


Let’s talk a little about essential or highlighted fields.  What are they?  Why are they different? Do I need to key just these fields? Every record should have this information and it is essential in creating the index.  Generally the essential fields are names and dates. If you do not enter anything in this field […]