Archives for June, 2011

Difficulties downloading image sets…


We are currently experiencing difficulties with downloading image sets.  We apologize for the inconvience this may cause.  When we have resolved the issue we will post to let you know.   This does provide an excuse to go outside, get a bite to eat and give your hands a rest!

Project of the Day Challenge #2


It’s time for another World Record Challenge Project of the Day! And, since it’s Wednesday it’s also time for another new project to be published to key. This week we thought we’d combine both and give everybody a fair shot at winning since no one will have any experience keying this particular, brand new, project. [...]

The Basics About Arbitration and Review


We’ve had several thousand people join us over the last few months.  We are so excited that you have become part of our community of keying contributors.  You are doing great work! This influx of new keyers has created a unique challenge for us, however. We are getting quite the backlog in arbitration and review. [...]

Good News and Good Luck


You all know that some of my favorite words are “Released to Search” – unless you’re new here, in which case, WELCOME!  And, guess what?  One of my favorite phrases is “Released to Search.”  That means that a database that was indexed by the Ancestry World Archives Project community has completed post-keying production and is [...]

There’s a new version of the keying tool!


A new version of the keying tool was just released so the next time you open the tool you’ll receive the update notice and will need to walk through the update steps before launching the keying tool. If you have the keying tool open now instead you can update the tool by opening the Help menu and choosing the [...]

Just Keep Keying


I love the movie Finding Nemo. My favorite character in that movie is Dory. Maybe I love her because – just like her – I’m a little scatter-brained sometimes. Or, maybe, it’s her optimistic attitude that I identify with the most. One of my favorite scenes from that movie is this one. “When life gets [...]

We Have New Projects. It Must Be Wednesday.


You asked.  We listened.  If you want to participate you better jump on board quickly. Dozens of you have been clamoring for more records from England since we finished keying our last English project a few months ago.  We published one today but it is small.  So, if you’d like to participate in keying the [...]