Milestones Archive

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, […]

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 […]

World Memory Project – Student Program

This past fall the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and Ancestry launched a program for students in the U.S. to participate in keying records as part of their experience in learning about the Holocaust. The USHMM education staff have reached out to schools and we currently have 3 schools participating in the program. Having two […]

New LIVE Databases!

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 […]

World Memory Project Update

It is a great week for the World Memory Project!   Yesterday we completed the Romania, Family Questionnaires for Jewish Holocaust Survivors and Victims, 1945 – just under 15,000 image sets.   And today we released two projects live to be searched on Ancestry – Poland, Jews Displaced from Biała Podlaska to Międzyrzec-Podlaski, 1942 and Palestine, Illegal Immigration from […]


Here are a few updates that I am very excited about. New York, U.S. Naturalization Records – Original Documents, 1795-1972 is almost complete!  There are still a few image sets being worked on but they are all checked out.   This project has been a favorite since 20o9.  Thank you to the 8545 contributors who have […]

Welcome To All Our New Keyers

We launched the World Memory Project almost a week ago. Since then thousands of keyers haved joined the Ancestry World Archives Project community. Together we have keyed over a half a million records this week, a large percentage of which were on collections from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. I am humbled and amazed […]

Happy New Year

I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season and are off and running into the New Year.  Before we jump into all the exciting things we have planned for 2011, I’d like to take a few minutes and look back at some highlights from 2010.  It really was an inspiring year! For those of […]

And The Winner Is…

Each. And. Every. One. Of. You. As our World Record Challenge comes to an end I am thrilled to announce that over 4800 of you keyed and arbitrated a grand total of 7,552,275 records in the past 90 days. We knew when we asked you to key 8 million records this summer that it would […]

Yay! Two new projects have “gone Live”…

Over the past few days we have had two projects added to Ancestry for all to search.  Both Andrews and Sands were pretty large projects so they were being keyed for quite a long while…but the time was worth it since there are now 1.27+ million more records available to be searched.  With a combined total of 5966 […]