Milestones Archive

And The Winner Is…


Well – before I get to that, I just want to say THANK YOU to all of you who have stepped up to participate in the World Record Challenge to key 8 million records this summer.  As of this morning you have already keyed and arbitrated over 772,000 records.  I shouldn’t be so amazed every [...]

Major Milestone – 50,000th Contributor!


I couldn’t let today pass without telling you about a major milestone that occured sometime yesterday, while I was at home celebrating Mothers Day with my mom and some of my siblings.  Our 50,000th registered contributor signed up to be part of the Ancestry World Archives Project community! To give you some additional perspective on [...]

March Milestones


Hard to believe that March is already over and April is upon us.  Even harder to believe because as of yesterday it was still snowing here in Utah.  (Grrrrr!  Not an amusing April Fools’ joke, Mother Nature.) Guess that’s why I’m taking off in a few minutes and heading to Vegas – where it better [...]

What’s Happening Around Here?


It’s been a while since you’ve heard from us.  But, we’ve been busy cooking up some exciting things for you in the coming weeks and months. FIRST UP – we published two new collections to you for keying yesterday. Seaman’s Protection Certificates contain proof of citizenship used by seamen to apply for protection certificates at [...]

Lots Happening In March


Here we are already a week into March. I can’t believe how quickly time goes. Frequently, as I’m keying or doing genealogy research I wonder if our ancestors felt the same. Or, did a slower time truly mean slower time. Part of the reason time moves so quickly for me, I think, is because there [...]

Happy Groundhog’s Day


It’s February!  I know.  I know.  Chalk one up for Ms. Obvious.  But, here in the northern hemisphere we are still deeply in the throes of winter.  As a matter of fact, today in Gobbler’s Knob, Pennsylvania, Punxsutawney Phil – the groundhog – predicted six more weeks of winter. As much as I love sunny [...]

Monday Milestones – New England Naturalization Indexes Go Live


Just a brief message on this very cold Monday in January and then I’m getting back to some arbitration (maybe with some hot chocolate in hand). Hopefully you caught Anna’s blog post last week announcing the two new projects we released for keying – Canada, Nominal Rolls and Paylists for the Volunteer Militia, 1872-1914 and [...]

Monday Milestones – Happy New Year!


It is hard to believe that it is already 2010.  Last year seemed to fly right on past me.  However, for our team meeting today I was asked to prepare a review of what has been accomplished this past year in the Ancestry World Archives Project.  So, I spent most of my morning reviewing statistics [...]

Monday Milestones: Keying During the Holidays


As some of you wrap up your holidays, some of us are just beginning ours.  And all of us are facing the end of 2009 and the New Year just around the corner.  This time of year is frequently busy – mostly with good things – but I am still amazed (and grateful!) at the [...]

Monday Milestones: Fun Facts About The Ancestry World Archives Project


There are currently 32,000 + people registered to contribute to the Ancestry World Archives Project.  Over 63% of you live in the United States and more than 23% of you live in Great Britain.  The remaining 13% of you hail from a total of 92 other countries.   Collectively, you key an average of 1.9 [...]