Milestones Archive

Alabama State Census database is now available on Ancestry.com


We are so excited to announce that the Alabama State Census , 1820 – 1866 record collection is now live!  This is the second record collection indexed through the World Archives Project to go live on Ancestry.com. Thanks to your efforts, 478,375 names are now indexed and searchable for free on Ancestry.com. A little about [...]

Beta tag removed – what now?


As some of you noticed, when we launched the latest version of the tool we also removed the beta tag from the project. This is exciting news as we are now ready to open up the project to the broader community and recruit more contributors. I am sure you will share our excitement in adding [...]

First World Archives Project Record Collection Complete


Congratulations!  We are excited to announce the completion of the first record collection indexed through the World Archives Project! Due to your efforts the nearly 60,000 records in the Wisconsin Mortality Schedules, 1850 – 1880 were keyed within a few months of the World Archives Project being announced. The Wisconsin Mortality Schedules collection was completed; [...]

The World Archives Project Now in More Languages


We are excited to announce the new international version of the World Archives Project keying tool!  Many of you likely noticed that we launched a new version of the program last week.  We made the update in order to include new language versions of the tool.  Anyone can now key records with the tool in [...]

World Archives Project now in public beta


The Ancestry.com World Archives Project has now moved from an invited beta phase where only invited members were able to participate, to a public beta stage where anyone can participate.  You can read about it on the main Ancestry.com Blog here.   If you have friends or family members that you think would be interested [...]

Some Ancestry World Archives Project milestones


We just wanted to share with you some of the Ancestry World Archives Project milestones reached through your efforts so far: Already we have over 1,000 active keyers More than 200,000 records have been indexed Our top keyer has indexed over 28,500 records The Wisconsin mortality records project is more than 60% complete and on [...]

Welcome to the Ancestry World Archives Project


Welcome to the Ancestry World Archives Project! We have created the World Archives Project so individuals everywhere can collaborate in an effort to preserve more of the world’s historical records. This initiative will give genealogists the opportunity to network and share resources with one another, key records that are important to them and that might [...]