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Keying Parties


Update: We have created a Keying Party page on Facebook that we will mainly use for the keying parties.  In addition to this page we will also have a keying party message board post.  Stay tuned for announcements regarding upcoming parties and Daily Challenges. We haven’t had a keying party for a long time, so [...]

Happy Valentine’s Day!


Earlier today I was thinking about the World Archives Project and Valentine’s Day- there are a few projects that stood out, Boston, Missing Irish; Marriages of the Deaf in America; Pavia Marriages and Gretna Green.  Then I went searching through the Live projects and found quite a few more.  Did you realize we had keyed [...]

Project Update


Our last update was in September and in the past 3 months we have made great progress. Projects that have been available for over a year. Cartes électorales de Paris et ses environs et d’autres villes françaises, 1900-1932 (France Electoral Cards)  (Now: 27.4% Then: 23.3%) Dorset, England, Quarter Session Order Books, 1625-1951 (Now: 75.7% Then: 65.5%) Kansas, [...]

Fall Challenge


It is time for a challenge!  We’ll be making our way around the world, one country at a time.  Phileas Fogg thought he could go around the world in 80 days, I think we can do it in 8 weeks. Starting and ending as he did in the UK. Week 1 (October 29-November 2): Isle [...]

Project Update


In March we posted a message about which projects were high priority, in June we posted a follow up to that message, and here is the latest update. Projects that have been available for over a year: Cartes électorales de Paris et ses environs et d’autres villes françaises, 1900-1932 (France Electoral Cards)  (Now: 23.3% Then: 20.98% [...]

Happy Canada Day!


Today Canadians celebrate the 146th birthday of the formation of Canada as a country.  I love that the first few days of July hold two days that allow my family to celebrate our heritage.  Tonight to celebrate my family will have fireworks and a variety of Canadian treats – Nanaimo bars, puffed wheat squares, and [...]

Projects Update


In March we posted a message about which projects were high priority and we listed projects that have been available for over a year.  Here are updated statistics on the projects we highlighted.   Cartes électorales de Paris et ses environs et d’autres villes françaises, 1900-1932 (France Electoral Cards)  (Now: 20.98% Then:19% – 8816 image sets) Cuyahoga County, [...]

June is off to a good start…


June is a great month!  We are starting the month with three new projects which will be followed by 4 projects going LIVE throughout the month. Our new projects are, West Yorkshire, England, Prison Records,1801-1914, Georgia, Control Register of Convicts, 1817-1976 and Pennsylvania, Genealogical Scrapbooks and County Ledgers.     West Yorkshire, England, Prison Records,1801-1914 is a collection of prison [...]

100,000,000 Records Keyed!!!


  Early this morning we achieved a huge milestone!  The record count started with invited beta testing in June 2008 and we reached 100,000,000 records keyed early this morning.  What an amazing accomplishment by an equally amazing community of contributors.  Thank you for your contributions, dedication to quality, and continued support of the World Archives [...]

Four Week Challenge


To celebrate our four year anniversary we will be having a four week challenge.  Each week we will announce the “Project of the Day” challenges – some will be for keying and some for reviewing.  In addition to the daily challenges there will be prizes for the overall top keyer and reviewer each week and [...]