Archives for October, 2008

Keying Tool Update – Version 1.0.0.100


We have recently released a new version of the tool.  Enhancements were made to the keying tool, both for keyers and arbitrators, and errors were fixed in the international versions of the tool.  Although the developers have been working hard many of the fixes and enhancements are not openly noticeable.  Three areas that will affect all contributors are [...]

Project Update – New Project


We know that many of you will be excited when you see the new list of available projects – we have added the England and Wales, Criminal Registers, 1805-1892!  The main difference between this collection and the Middlesex (England) Criminal Registers is that this collection covers the rest of the country so there is more [...]

Project Updates – New Projects!


Today you’ll notice not one, but two new projects!  The Middlesex, (England) Criminal Registers, 1791-1849 and the New England Naturalization Indexes. In reading the Middlesex, Criminal Registers you’ll likely become engrossed in the stories of the criminals – what were they convicted of, how old were they, how long was their sentence.  And not only are there interesting stories there [...]

World Archives Project Webinar


Have you signed up for the Webinar?  If not you still have time… This is a great opportunity to learn more about the project.  Our Product Manager, David Graham, will be walking through how to use the tool, what some of the tips and tricks are to make things easier, what the contributor benefits are and more.  So if you’ve ever [...]

Version 1.0.0.92 – New Enhancements and Fewer Bugs


We’ve released a new version of the tool!  In this new version you’ll welcome a few new options, and we’re sure you won’t miss the few bugs that we’ve fixed.  Based on the feedback we have received we have been able to make your keying experience more enjoyable. The enhancement I am most excited about [...]

New Project Help – England, Newspaper Index Cards (Andrews Collection)


With so many different types of articles in this collection it is sometimes hard to determine what needs to be keyed.  We have received a lot of questions and hope that our recently published online help article for the England, Newspaper Index Cards collection, found here, will help you.  If you need further assistance please email our support team at worldarchivesproject at [...]

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 [...]

Join Us in a Webinar on the World Archives Project


On Thursday, Oct. 23rd, at 8 pm EDT, Ancestry.com will be sponsoring a webinar on its new World Archives Project. Learn more about Ancestry.com’s new community indexing program that gives people around the world the opportunity to save historical records important to them. Register for the webinar here.