Archives for December, 2008

Easy Ways to Invite a Friend or Family Member!


Recently, a few of us had the opportunity to visit with many of you on the phone and learn how you were enjoying your experiences indexing for the World Archives Project. One question we asked was, “Would you recommend the World Archives Project to any of your friends or family?” Fortunately, we heard a resounding [...]

Keying Tool Update – Version 1.0.0.115 is Live!


After the last version of the tool was released we had quite a few errors reported – the main errors were in relation to clicking on the tool bar and when moving in the process from Set Form Position to Enter Data.  Thanks to your quick action in reporting them, and our developers quick work [...]

Happy Holidays!


From our family to yours we want to wish you a heartfelt Happy Holidays!  Whatever holiday you may be celebrating, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Christmas … we hope you enjoy your holiday season.

Keying Tool Update – Version 1.0.0.111 is now live!


In this version of the tool we have made a few very noticeable changes that we hope you are as excited about as we are. The first change you’ll notice is the addition of your accuracy rating!  We have received a lot of feedback from you asking how you are doing and wondering if your [...]

Message Boards Update


We have been very excited to see the activity and interaction on the World Archives general message board.  In hopes of making the message boards more approachable, and a place where more focused discussions can occur, we have created four new message boards covering the main types of records that we are currently working on; [...]

Benefits of Particpating in the World Archives Project


As you all know participating in the World Archives Project is not only fun and addicting but you get a sense of satisfaction knowing you have contributed to a larger effort.  In appreciation for your participation there are a few additional benefits – in addition to that altruistic feeling. Active contributors, those who key more [...]

Project Update – New Projects!


We’ve added 3 new projects! Our newest project is Verbano-Cusio-Ossola, or Piemonte, Italy: Marriage and Death Records, 1870-1937 Forms.  This is a fun project to see, but is a little more difficult to key than others due to the Italian handwriting.  Translating dates and the names of the months aren’t as difficult as I thought but [...]

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; [...]