Archives for January, 2011

Black History Month


You may have learned that there are basic genealogy principles that apply across the board regardless of your heritage.  Start with yourself and work backwards through time.  Talk to your oldest living relatives before it’s too late.  Use the census as a framework for building your family tree then look for original documentation to corroborate [...]

How We Love Our Vital Records


Last night we published two new projects for keying. Cuyahoga County, Ohio, Marriage Records, 1810-1973 As genealogists, we love our vital records!  So, it is always exciting when a vital records project comes through the Ancestry World Archives Project because it means the index we are creating will be available for free to anyone who [...]

Big Changes!


We’ve worked with a representative group of your peers over the last several months to test and implement some changes to the Keying Tool.  Many of these changes are things you have requested.  Some of these changes are process changes that we feel will allow your contribution to have an even greater impact.   We [...]

Happy New Year


I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season and are off and running into the New Year.  Before we jump into all the exciting things we have planned for 2011, I’d like to take a few minutes and look back at some highlights from 2010.  It really was an inspiring year! For those of [...]