Archives for January, 2010

Monday Milestones – New England Naturalization Indexes Go Live


Just a brief message on this very cold Monday in January and then I’m getting back to some arbitration (maybe with some hot chocolate in hand). Hopefully you caught Anna’s blog post last week announcing the two new projects we released for keying – Canada, Nominal Rolls and Paylists for the Volunteer Militia, 1872-1914 and [...]

New Projects! Canada, Nominal Rolls and Paylists for the Volunter Militia, 1872-1914 and Lübeck Census 1862


Yesterday we launched two new projects – the Canada, Nominal Rolls and Paylists for the Volunteer andLübeck Census, 1862. The Canada Nominal Rolls and Paylists collection comprises records for that kept track of the pay for the volunteer militia.  When I keyed my first few image sets I came across a list of what each [...]

Insights into Project Testing


I think it’s important to address the issue of why things sometimes change in a project.  But before I start that discussion it’s important to know how the overall process works… Before being released every project goes through the following processes - it is imaged (the original documents are scanned), defined/setup (where we figure out what should be [...]

Monday Milestones – Happy New Year!


It is hard to believe that it is already 2010.  Last year seemed to fly right on past me.  However, for our team meeting today I was asked to prepare a review of what has been accomplished this past year in the Ancestry World Archives Project.  So, I spent most of my morning reviewing statistics [...]