Archives for October, 2010

California Burial Records LIVE


We called it the “California Biographical Collection – Burial Records” while we were working on it.  Released today, the California Mortuary and Cemetery Records, 1801-1932 marks the 45th indexing project completed by the Ancestry World Archives Project community in just 28 months.  And, like all databases created by these contributors, the index is available to [...]

New Projects!


Yesterday we released two new projects to key – and I know some of you have already tried them since I was kicked out of the Top 10 on one and am #5 on the other. The #6 voted on project from the World Record Challenge is the Alabama Convict Records, 1889-1954.  This project is [...]

It’s A Race…


Would you really like the latest version of Family Tree Maker?  Have you always wanted your dad to take a DNA test so you can find genetic cousins and expand your family tree?  Maybe you would like to publish a little family history book or a calendar of pictures of your grandkids in time for [...]

Changes to the Dashboard


We’ve made a few changes to the Dashboard, and a few more changes are on their way.  The most drastic change is going from an accuracy percentage to an accuracy bar.  I know it is important to know how you are doing but I also know that every contribution counts, regardless of if you were [...]

New records to search and key.


Earlier this month five additional projects were added to the Live database collection for your searching pleasure, Australia Historical Postcards, Fife, Scotland, Voters Lists, 1832-1894, U.S. Naturalization Originals – MD and VA, 1906-1930, Verbano-Cusio-Ossola, Piedmont, Italy, Indexed Marriage Records, 1896-1929 and Verbano-Cusio-Ossola, Piedmont, Italy, Indexed Death Records, 1896-1936.  Combined these projects bring close to 200,000 names [...]

#9 skipped ahead!


Earlier today we released Kansas, Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) Post Records, ca 1878-1945 for keying.  I have to admit that I had to do a little research into what GAR was and here is a small snippet of what Wikipedia had to say… (This explained why I was keying records for 62 and 70 year olds!) [...]

New Project!


Yesterday we released the New South Wales, Convict Indents, 1788-1842 project to be keyed – the #7 voted on project.  (Don’t worry, #6, the Alabama County Convict Records, will be coming later this month.)  This project is rated as average due to the handwriting and range of forms within each form type – you will need to [...]

Did You Know…?


 …that October is National Family History Month here in the United States? I have set two very specific goals in honor of NFHM.  (I have a lot of family in the military.  We were into acronyms long before texting made them popular.) First, I have a 6th great-grandfather who immigrated to America in the early [...]