Archives for April, 2009

Tool Update – Version 168 is now live!


In the last hour we launched a new version of the keying tool.  To update to the latest version of the tool you will need to close the tool and open it again.  After the update occurs the tool will not launch automatically so you will need to open the tool manually, either from the Start Menu [...]

The project pages get a face lift!


Today the Ancestry World Archives project pages got a facelift.  In addition to an updated look, we added an indicator of a project’s difficulty, links to the form types for that project, and more visible help links.   You can check out the new pages by clicking on any project name, such as the Southern [...]

New Projects!


Late last week we released four new projects, three Naturalization Originals collections, New York, California and Pennsylvania, and the Dictionary of National Biography, Volumes 1-20, 22. The Naturalization Originals are fun collections to key and to look through.  I love seeing the old documents and sometimes get sidetracked reading through the whole document – even though the information [...]

New Message Boards!


This morning you will notice two new message boards - International Directories and U.S. City Directories.  These boards were created with the Sydney and New South Wales, Sands Street Index and Jacksonville, Florida Area City Directories projects in mind.  With the growing number of discussions regarding these projects on the general message board we wanted to make sure the discussions were easier to [...]

Handwriting Webinar Follow-up


A few weeks ago we held a webinar on the topic of reading handwritten documents – something we know can be challenging!  We had a great response from the World Archives Project community and I wanted to make sure everyone knew where they could view the archived webinars and access the presentation notes as they are [...]