Archives for December, 2009

Monday Milestones: Keying During the Holidays


As some of you wrap up your holidays, some of us are just beginning ours.  And all of us are facing the end of 2009 and the New Year just around the corner.  This time of year is frequently busy – mostly with good things – but I am still amazed (and grateful!) at the [...]

Monday Milestones: Fun Facts About The Ancestry World Archives Project


There are currently 32,000 + people registered to contribute to the Ancestry World Archives Project.  Over 63% of you live in the United States and more than 23% of you live in Great Britain.  The remaining 13% of you hail from a total of 92 other countries.   Collectively, you key an average of 1.9 [...]

Nebraska State Census, 1860-1885 Is Now Online


The following post is from guest blogger Suzanne Russo Adams.  Suzanne is the Ancestry.com Society Partnership Manager.   About a year ago, I made a phone call to Floyd Smith III, President of the Nebraska State Genealogical Society and asked if this society would be interested in partnering with the Ancestry World Archives Project to [...]

Marriages on the sly…


In the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries many couples ventured to Scotland to get married.  Why?  Of course to avoid the confines of Lord Hardwicke’s Marriage Act of 1753!   We are excited to let you know that last week we released one of the oldest and largest of the Gretna Green marriage registers - and one of [...]