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Week 4 Challenge

UPDATE:  And the winners are… Day 1: Mike J and MJ Quinn Day 2: Anne W and Linda W Day 3: Ann C and Sharon G T-Shirt Winners: Jeanette C, Karen T, Erica V, Joan A, Ann C, Glenys P, Kate M, Jeni M, Isolde W, Linda W Thank you to all who have participated [...]

New projects!

We have 2 new projects today – for those of you in the UK it is a bright and early, those in the US a late night and those in Australia a lovely afternoon - Fasti Ecclesiae Anglicanae and Oxford Men and Their Colleges, 1880-1892.  Both projects are currently available on Ancestry.com to browse and we will be [...]

Rhode Island Challenge Winners

Over the weekend the challenge was for all of the Rhode Island Vital records projects – we keyed them quickly and are having some challenges getting them finished in the review stage. We completed 193 review image sets for a total of 16,000+ records, and a few keying image sets.   The records we have [...]

Week 2 Challenges

Update: We completed 444 keying image sets and 599 review image sets.  There were 4 contributors who completed 50+ review image sets and 8 contributors who completed 100+ keying image sets!  And the winners are: Keying: Laurie A of  Minnesota Review: Patricia L of California And the Czech projects Challenge winners… Keying: Michael T of Alabama [...]

Project of the Day – Challenge 1, Kansas, City and County Census, 1919-1978

Challenge Winners: Keyer: Georgine H of California and a very close second, Pat A of Ontario Reviewer: Jane F of Texas During the challenge 151 contributors keyed 68,757 records and reviewed 62,801 records – a total of 131,558 records!!!   We reviewed 5 times the number of records than the same days last year. Thank [...]

Happy 4th Anniversary!!

On March 11, 2009 we removed the Beta tag from the keying tool so we are now officially 4 years strong.  In the past four years we have accomplished many amazing things… – Keyed 99,500,000+ records (We’re almost to 100,000,000 records keyed!!) – Completed 192 projects – 161 Live projects on Ancestry available for anyone [...]

This week’s new project is…

The Minnesota, Spanish American War Muster Rolls and Casualty Lists is a small project that is exactly what the title states - Muster Rolls and Casualty Lists for soldiers from Minnesota.  It is rated as Average due to the variety of handwriting and the variance in records but for an experienced keyer it will seem fairly [...]

And the new project is… Minnesota, State School and Hospital Records

The Minnesota, State School and Hospital Records are records from various Minnesota State Hospitals.  Most of the records you encounter will have one individual per page and many will include rich details from the lives of the individuals. It is easy to get caught up in reading over the records. If you have questions that [...]

New Projects are coming your way…

Today we have two more Rhode Island vital record projects, Rhode Island, Vital Extracts County Records, 1636-1850 and Rhode Island, Vital Extracts, Newspaper, 1636-1850.  These are similar to the Rhode Island, Vital Extracts, Church Records, 1636-1850 (all three projects come from the same collection) that we released last week – reviewing the Discussion page for this project will help in [...]

Who was General James Wilkinson?

General Wilkinson was an interesting man – I have lost myself for just a few minutes this morning reading about his life.  Our new project this week is the U.S., General James Wilkinson’s Order Book, 1796-1808.  In 1796, upon the death of General Wayne, President Washington promoted Wilkinson to Major General of the Legion Army – [...]