Archives for June, 2009

New Projects! New South Wales, Australia, Applications and Admissions to Orphan Schools, 1817-1833 and Gateshead, Durham, England, Roll of Honour, 1914-1920


The New South Wales Applications and Admissions to Orphan Schools is a relatively small project and includes information relating to the applications and admissions of the girls and boys (at the time of the records we are keying there were two schools, one for the boys and one for the girls) admitted to the school between [...]

New Projects – London, England Early Parish Registers (TRIAL) and Varese, Italy Marriage and Death Records


Recently we released three new projects.  There are two Italian and one English project – although when you open them they may all seem foreign.  The  Varese, Lombardia, Italia: Registri di Matrimonio, 1866-1937 and Varese, Lombardia, Italia: Registri di Morte, 1866-1937 projects are very similar.  You will encounter both hand written and typed forms.  These [...]

New Version of the Keying Tool – Version 181 is now live!


Earlier today we released a new version of the keying tool. This release is sooner than anticipated but was necessary in order to fix a few arbitration errors. During the release there were a few minor server difficulties that caused some issues in downloading the new version of the tool. The server issues have been [...]

Jacksonville Flordia City Directories bug


Thanks to some keyer and arbitrator reports, we’ve identified a bug in the arbitration of the Jacksonville Florida City Directories.  The bug is tied to the “Insert Record” button and it causes the information in the image sets to become “scrambled” when viewed in arbitration.  We are working on a fix for this bug and [...]

June Edition: “Cutting Through the Red Tape” of Military Records


Last week we sent out our quarterly newsletter – it’s informative and fun to read so if you missed receiving it I recommend reading it.  Click here to view the June edition.   If you would like to subscribe to the newsletter you can update your mailing preferences here. Enjoy!

New Version of the Keying Tool – Version 179 is now live!


We recently released a new version of the tool – this will launch the next time you open the tool and may take a few minutes to load.  In this new version we focused on enhancing the tool so there are quite a few items that we worked on that you may or may not notice.  [...]

Announcing a brand new Dashboard page


This morning we launched a new World Archives Project dashboard page.  In addition to a new look, we have added new features to give you better insight into a project’s progress and, for the first time, links to all of the World Archives Project databases that are live on Ancestry.com. The “Available” project list lets [...]