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Fall Challenge Update


The Week 4 Winners and results are: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, The Ottawa Journal, 1885-1980 Keyer: Jeanne D, USA Reviewer: Janet M, USA Total Image sets contributed: 112 for a total of 9379 records Kansas, City and County Census, 1919-1978 Keyer: Gina B, USA Reviewer: Marcelle R, USA Total Image sets contributed: 1090 for a total [...]

Week 4 Challenge Update


With a day and a half left in the week here is a snapshot of what we have contributed so far.   Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, The Ottawa Journal, 1885-1980, all of the keying image sets have been downloaded and we will finish the keying of the project by the end of the challenge!  If you [...]

3 New Projects!


Today brings us three new projects – Hampshire, England, Allegations for Marriage Licences, 1689-1837, London, England, Selected Poor Law Removal and Settlement Records, 1828-1930 (Update), and Savannah, Georgia, Licenses and Bonds, 1837-1909. The Hampshire, England, Allegations for Marriage Licences, 1689-1837 project are transcribed records of allegations for marriage licences in Hampshire so although it spans many years we don’t [...]

Our new collection is from…


…the smallest island I have visited, the Isle of Wight!  And for such a small island there were certainly quite a few non-conformists.  The new project this week is the Isle of Wight, England, Non-Conformist Registers, 1832-1937.  It is a collection of baptism and marriage records from religious denominations not belonging to the Church of England. If [...]

Staff changes


It is with a sad heart that I said goodbye to Liz today.  Liz, aka Lizzypetersen, has been part of the AWAP team for close to two years.  She does most of the behind the scenes set up work before the projects are available to key.  This is an integral part of the process and [...]

Are you feeling the hairs on the back of your neck standing up?


Maybe it’s a cold wind from the North or maybe it’s because you’re walking through a cemetery, or both. Our new project this week is the Peterborough, Ontario, Canada, St Peter’s Cemetery Tombstones, 1857-2000.  I have enjoyed this project in testing as I love cemeteries.  Who doesn’t like looking at gravestones?  Who doesn’t like walking through [...]

More “new” Projects!


Today brings us two projects that will be new to some but will be very familiar to anyone who has keyed in the past year. The first project is the New Zealand, City & Area Directories, 1866-1955.  Yes, there are more.  (This is Part 3 and I believe there is also a Part 4.)  The Wise’s [...]

More from the UK


Update: We have released the review image sets for the Children’s Employment Commission- Appendix to the Second Report of the Commissioners 1842.  We have updated the instructions and examples for the Clergy List 1897 project – please note the changes to the Residence Location field helps.   Today we have two new projects with a [...]

New Project


For some reason I can’t seem to get the idea of cheese out of my mind any time the Cheddar Rate Book project is brought up!  (Yes, the name for cheddar cheese did originate from Cheddar, you can read about it here.)  I believe this may be the smallest project we have launched to date – [...]

The impact of a few hours time.


Last week I was in Las Vegas at the National Genealogical Society Annual Conference.  While there we assist with searches, share tips about using Ancestry, and talk to many, many researchers.  In one such conversation with Michael Brenner, a past President of the Southern Nevada Jewish Genealogical Society, I asked him if he was familiar [...]