News Archive

Here’s a look at what’s happened so far this month…


February has been a busy month and we still have a week left! I’ll start with the news that I think is the most exciting.  This month we have released 4 projects live on Ancestry!  Washington D.C., Ex-Slave Pension Correspondence and Case Files, 1892-1922 Perthshire, Scotland, Cess, Stent and Valuation Rolls, 1650-1899 USHMM: Soviet Union, Records [...]

Challenge Update


There were a lot of participants yesterday when we visited France with the USHMM – Eure-et-Loir, France, Selected Holocaust Records so we had some good competition.    Congratulations to yesterday’s winners!  The top keyer was Carol, from Virginia, with 2148 records and Karen, from Nottinghamshire, was the top arbitrator with 161 image sets.* Tomorrow we are visiting [...]

Challenge Winners!


It has been a busy couple of days of indexing!  I hope everyone is keeping up with all of our travels. Tomorrow we will be in France with the USHMM – Eure-et-Loir, France, Selected Holocaust Records.  These are relatively simple records to key – the records are typically typed and most of the records I have keyed [...]

Kansas, City and County Census Records – Project of the Day Challenge


The Challenge has moved south, and a little west, to Kansas – where you have keyed close to 20,000 records so far.  Reviewing is a little slower (the earlier images were not easy to read) with only three reviewers having submitted image sets so far, so it could be anyone’s game.   We have had a great [...]

Are you ready for a challenge?


I thought we could start the year off by travelling around the world with a series of Project of the Day Challenges.   The top keyer(s) and reviewer/arbitrator for each project will win a prize.*  Here is our travel, er, keying itenerary. January 27 & 28  – New York Naturalization Originals  - Review                                       Delaware, Land Records, 1677-1947 - Keying [...]

World Memory Project Update


Woohoo!  Yesterday we hit a big milestone for the World Memory Project.  Over the past year you have keyed more than 1,000,000 records and completed 8 projects! Together with our partners at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, we want to give a big “Thank you” to everyone who has worked on these projects and [...]

Did you survive the Holidays?


I took a road trip this year and I can’t tell you how nice it was to have review image sets there to keep me distracted for at least a few hours of the trip from Utah to California.  (We drove through the night so it also kept me awake.  And now my review numbers [...]

Happy Thanksgiving and let the Challenge begin!


Yes, for many of you I am a few hours behind.  This morning part of my family will be working to prepare dinner for the rest of us and a few others will be running in the local Turkey Trot.  So I have to admit that I won’t be reviewing any image sets until the football fest [...]

World Archives Project Update


Last week we released another project Live to Ancestry,  Pennsylvania, U.S. Naturalization Originals, 1795-1930.  This is the fourth Naturalization Originals database that is now available to search because of your contributions!  In looking for our immigrant ancestors the Naturalization collections can provide a wealth of information – I know I am waiting for when the New York [...]

AWAP Weekly Update


Monday, September 26th It’s the last week of September. (I’m really not sure how that happened. Where did the month go?) There’s are a lot of things happening around here lately. Lots of projects being keyed and reviewed. New contributors joining our community. Anna is holding small training sessions where you can get personal assistance [...]