Archives for April, 2011

Time For Another Keying Party


If you have joined our community within the last year you may not know about Virtual Keying Parties. But, it’s about time for another one. This coming Tuesday – May 3rd – will be the biggest virtual keying party we have ever held. We invite you to open up your keying tool this Tuesday and [...]

New Keying Tool Now Available


You may have noticed that it took a few seconds longer than usual to open up the Keying Tool today. That’s because we rolled the latest and greatest version of the Keying Tool this morning. We made some changes on the backend that you probably won’t notice at all. We also made some changes in the [...]

Feedback Follow-Up


A couple of weeks ago we discussed new keyers and how best to provide them with encouragement. You had some fantastic feedback! Today I’d like to address a few of those items. One Help Resource To Rule Them All Several of you have expressed frustration that you have to hunt for help. We would like [...]

Extra! Extra! Read All About It!


It’s Thursday.  That must mean there are new projects to talk about. First up are the projects we RELEASED TO SEARCH over the last little while. Sydney and New South Wales, Sands Street Index, 1861-1930, Part 2 was a popular project (mostly, I think because it yielded high record count).  We broke it into two parts [...]

First You Crawl, Then Walk, Then Run


I’d like to use a little analogy to open up a discussion about an opportunity we have in the Ancestry World Archives Project community. Have you ever watched a child learn how to walk? I just spent the weekend with my brother and sister-in-law and my four, adorable nephews. The youngest is just ten months [...]