Three challenges down, many more to come! Challenge 3, Dorset QS Books, ended yesterday. We ended up completing 4995 records which is a 1000% increase over the same days in prior weeks. Keyer: Kate R, UK Reviewer: Barbara W, Arkansas During Challenge 2, California Railroad Employment Records, we completed 77,840 records which is double the records [...]
We had a great weekend with a total of 11,462 records being contributed to the American Volunteer Soldiers, Mexican War, 1846-1848 – this is a 500% increase from the previous weekend! Our challenge winners are: Keyer: Michael T, Alabama Reviewer: Jane F, Texas Thank you to everyone who keyed on this, and all of the projects, this [...]
Have you ever played the alphabet game? There are many varieties of this game but the basic gist is to list or find things in alphabetical order. We like to take road trips so we try to find signs with the letters in the alphabet, or licence plates, or objects… The alphabet game is a [...]
We recently released two databases – and there will be a handful more coming later this month. Between them there were 337,000 names keyed by 2000 contributors over countless hours. U.S., Buffalo Soldiers, Returns From Regular Army Cavalry Regiments, 1866-1916 Alabama, Marriages, Deaths, Wills, Court, and Other Records, 1784-1920, aka Alabama Reference Name Files What [...]
In September we have released 6 new live databases!! Georgia Civil War Correspondence 1847-1865 U.S., Navy Casualties Books, 1776-1941 Montgomery County, Indiana Index to Birth Records, 1882-1920 Bartholomew County, Indiana Index to Birth Records, 1883-1920 USHMM – Records of the World Jewish Congress in Romania And, we need a drum roll for this one… New [...]
For the past few months we have been working on the newest tool for the World Archives Project and we are excited to announe that the Mac version of the keying tool is now live. This opens the door to another community of contributors who can help us bring more free historical record collections to the public. [...]
Update: The wiki is officially fixed. If you encounter difficulties signing in please notify our support team, email@example.com. Yes, you can access the wiki, read instructions and view images – phew! What you cannot do right now is sign in to the wiki to post questions, or make edits. We are working on this issue and I [...]
In August we released 3 databases available for searching on Ancestry. 1864 Census for Re-Organizing the Georgia Militia Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Immigration Records, Special Boards of Inquiry, 1893-1909 Second Census of Kentucky, 1800 Thank you to the 377 contributors who keyed and reviewed the 119,000+ records in these collections!
You may have noticed that the reappearance of projects we had previously “completed.” There was an error discovered with a few of the smaller projects where not all of the review image sets were being created. We have resolved the issue hence the increase in review image sets. (And we have taken steps to ensure [...]
Two new projects are now available to key – Rutherford County Marriages and USHMM – Krakow, Poland, Applications for ID Cards for Jews during World War II (Part 2). The Marriages of Rutherford County, North Carolina, 1779-1868 is a small collection. The records are typed so this is a perfect collection for beginners to work [...]
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