Archives for December, 2010

Happy Holidays


From all of us here at the Ancestry World Archives Project, to all of you -  Happy Holidays!  In this season of giving, thank you so very much for all that you contribute.  Because of your efforts, hundreds of thousands of valuable genealogy records are made available each week, for free, to individuals around the world [...]

New Project! Delaware Naturalization Records, 1796-1959


Yesterday we released the Delaware Naturalization Records to be indexed.  This project is fairly simple to key and the handwriting is fabulous.  There are a few special instructions regarding which forms should/shouldn’t be keyed due to how the records were compiled – please make sure to read the project instructions and the wiki article. Happy Holidays!

New Project! Alabama Reference Name Files


The Alabama Reference Name Files are now available.  These records are file cards detailing marriages, births, burials, court actions, etc occurring in Alabama.  I can attest to the fact that they are easy to read and really pretty easy to key but there are quite a few fields so I suggest going through all of the fields [...]

New project! Alabama, Death Record of State Convicts, 1843-1951


This project contains death records of prisoners in Alabama from 1843 through 1951.  There are a variety of form types but we are recording the same information from each form.  It is going fast so you’ll want to snatch a few image sets now! Happy keying!

Key As Seen: Revisited


The end goal of an indexing project such as ours is to make records findable by those who are researching their family history.  But, the reality of the records we deal with – spellings, misspellings, abbreviations, terrible handwriting, faint and blurry images, etc. – makes it challenging to key.  And the inconsistency – record types, [...]

World Record Challenge – Update


We are one month into a two month challenge so I thought it was a good time to give you a quick update.  (For those of you who are new and don’t know about the challenge you can read all of the details here: http://bit.ly/WRCHol2010   And, you can always check out our Facebook page for [...]