Archives for May, 2011

World Memory Project Update


A few weeks ago I posted an update regarding the USHMM (United States Holocaust Memorial Museum) projects where we asked that images for these projects not be shared online.  As a way of providing support  we have created facsimiles of the original images so you have clean copies to refer to.  This will be helpful in understanding the column headings, [...]

More Top Tips For New Keyers


Last week we posted some of our top tips for new keyers. Be sure to read those here. Today we have a few more for you. I’ll get things started. ___________________________________________________ From Crista – The dictionaries (drop down lists) are there just to give you suggestions. Using them might help you understand what you are [...]

World Memory Project Update


We want to clarify an important point regarding all documents keyed for the World Memory Project. These records contain details about the experiences of victims and survivors of the Holocaust and Nazi persecution during World War II. Due to contractual restrictions, original images of these documents will not be made available online, even by the United [...]

Welcome To All Our New Keyers


We launched the World Memory Project almost a week ago. Since then thousands of keyers haved joined the Ancestry World Archives Project community. Together we have keyed over a half a million records this week, a large percentage of which were on collections from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. I am humbled and amazed [...]

Update: USHMM – Poland, Jewish Holocaust Survivors Registered in Warsaw, 1945-1946


As you may have noticed this project has “disappeared” from your Available Projects list.  We have encountered a few technical issues that need to be resolved before keying can continue.  We appreciate your patience and hope you use this time to practice your skills on the two remaining Polish projects. Happy keying!

Top Tips For New Keyers


Since our announcement on Tuesday of the partnership between the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and Ancestry.com to create the World Memory Project, hundreds of you have joined our community. Welcome! We are so glad you are here. We are so pleased to be part of a community dedicated to bringing these significant records online [...]

Six New Projects and Four We’ve Been Piloting


If you missed our big announcement yesterday be sure to read it here. And, to all of the new keyers who have joined us in the last 24 hours – Welcome! We’re so glad you have joined our community. Ten World Memory Project collections are now online and ready for keying. We are indexing deportation [...]

Introducing…The World Memory Project


Our Ancestry World Archives Project community is about to get a whole lot bigger! Almost three years ago we started the Ancestry World Archives Project with a vision of involving the genealogy community to make more records accessible and free. Since that time over 76,000 of you have helped to index over 71 million records. [...]