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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 [...]

What went Live in August?


In the last few weeks of August 2 new databases were released and 1 more was updated.  These were smaller projects with the contributions of 1052 individuals resulting in more than 134,000 records. New: Ireland, Marriages in Walker’s Hibernian Magazine, 1771-1812 Willamette Valley, Oregon, Death Records, 1838-2006 Update: California, Railroad Employment Records, 1862-1950 Thank you [...]

3 “New” Projects


Today we have 3 projects that are new to most of us. These projects have been being keyed by a group in the UK and we are now making them available for everyone to key and review.   Surrey, England, Calendar of Prisoners, 1848-1902 - This project contains records court records of individuals on trial in Quarter [...]