Archives for August, 2009

Monday Milestones – Ontario Marriages Now Online!


Welcome to the first edition of the Ancestry World Archives Project’s Monday Milestones!  Every Monday we’ll be sharing some of the things this amazing community has accomplished over the course of the past week.   The big news this week is the release of the Ontario, Canada Marriage Registers by Clergy (1896-1948).  Over 330 of [...]

August Edition: The Wondrous Works of Genealogical Societies


Earlier today we sent out our quarterly World Archives Project newsletter.  In this edition our feature article, written by Lou Szucs, is about how societies can be involved in the project.  In this edition we also announced that we will be introducing an updated keying tool – watch for more details this week.  We would love to have you [...]

Site maintenance POSTPONED until Tues Sept 1, 2009, 1 AM MDT


I posted yesterday about how we were going to perform some site maintenance on Thursday morning at 1am MDT.  We have postponed this planned site maintenance until next Tuesday, September 1, 2009 at 1am MDT.  We apologize if this change causes you any inconvenience. The Ancestry.com site (and its related Ancestry international sites) will undergo scheduled [...]

Scheduled Ancestry.com Site Maintenance Tonight


We just wanted to let everyone know that the Ancestry.com site (and its related Ancestry international sites) will undergo scheduled maintenance tonight, Thursday, August 27, 2009 starting at 1am Mountain Time (7am GMT).  We expect Ancestry.com and its related international sites to be down for about 3 hours.  During this time, you will not be able to [...]

London, England Early Parish Registers, Trial Update


The trial period for the London, England Early Parish Registers project has come to an end and as such the project will no longer be available for keying.  Based on the feedback we received we have decided that keying this collection through the World Archives Project is not a viable option.  I hope you learned as much through [...]

England and Wales Criminal Registers are now online!


Yay!  The England and Wales Criminal Registers project was a favorite amongst contributors, mainly due to the incredibly fascinating information that we were keying – although we didn’t key the offenses I am positive we all read them.  And really, in what other collection would I be keying the name “Bottle of Beer” and wondering what [...]