Archives for March, 2011

Keying Quick Tips


I did quite a bit of arbitration and review today.  In light of what I saw, I offer the following tips and suggestions.  These things might help your keying going a little smoother – and improve your accuracy all at the same time. You don’t have to mark every data-less field blank.  I reviewed several [...]

Published and Released


I have two favorite phrases when it comes to the Ancestry World Archives Project.  They are – PUBLISHED FOR KEYING and RELEASED TO SEARCH .  Today we have two of the former and five of the latter.  Wow! Since there’s so much going on I won’t add commentary on each of the collections.  But, I [...]

Got British or Australian Ancestry?


Two completed Ancestry World Archives collections were launched live to search last week.  Since both of these databases were indexed by the AWAP community these indexes are free to search for anyone. Dictionary of National Biography This ambitious project, to produce a biographical dictionary of prominent British and Irish figures from the earliest of times [...]