Archives for May, 2010

There’s a new version of the keying tool…


Earlier today we released a new version of the keying tool, 1.1.0.69.  (This will automatically load the next time you open the keying tool – if it hasn’t loaded you can click here  to go to the download page.)  Along with a few bug fixes and enhancements we have also added some new features.  The most noticeable feature [...]

New Projects!


Congratulations to everyone who worked on the Illinois Naturalization Indexes!  It is now available to be searched on the site.  This is the third Naturalization Index to go live, with 7 more ready and waiting.  These projects were fairly large in scope so they represent a lot of time and effort in creating the indexes.  [...]

This is a test. This is only a test.


We occasionally see this warning on television directing us to a specific station to receive information in case of an emergency.  Although this is not an emergency we are conducting a test.  Ancestry’s ultimate goal is to get more content onto the site to help you, others and future generations have greater success in finding [...]

What Are You Doing For The Next Couple of Weeks?


 Well – I certainly know what I’ve been doing with the LAST couple of weeks.  I spent a weekend down in Los Angeles where I got to meet with a few of you and interview you about your keying experience.  That was certainly a treat!  Then, this past weekend, I was invited to present at [...]

Notice: Maintenance Outage


We will be working on the servers later today starting at 5 pm.  During this time you will not be able to download or submit image sets – you will still be able to work on image sets you have downloaded before 5 pm.

New and almost new projects!


Yesterday we released two “new” projects, Slave Ads and Abstracts from a Natchez, MS newspaper, 1823-1849 and London, England, School Admissions and Discharges, 1841-1911, Form 2. The Slave Ads started as a book so it is a pretty small project – and I suspect it will be done soon!  By way of fascinating records these [...]

Major Milestone – 50,000th Contributor!


I couldn’t let today pass without telling you about a major milestone that occured sometime yesterday, while I was at home celebrating Mothers Day with my mom and some of my siblings.  Our 50,000th registered contributor signed up to be part of the Ancestry World Archives Project community! To give you some additional perspective on [...]

New Projects!


This week we released two new projects – one for keying and one for searching… Earlier this week we released a new index live to the site,  the New South Wales, Australia, Applications and Admissions to Orphan Schools, 1817-1833.  This database is now available to be searched bringing our total of completed indexes to 20!  Although [...]