Archives for May, 2012

May Edition, The Life of a Project


On Tuesday we sent out the May edition of the World Archives Project Newsletter.  Of interest in the newsletter was the announcement regarding the change in keying of illegible characters.  If you are not receiving the newsletters, sent every other month, make sure to check your newsletter preferences and check the box next to the World Archives Project newsletter [...]

There are now four new projects to key!


Earlier today we released four new projects – Scioto County, Ohio, Marriage Records, 1803-1860, Bartholomew County, Indiana, Birth Records Index, 1883-1920, Montgomery County, Indiana, Index to Birth Records, 1882-1920 and Ireland, Lord Viscount Morpeth’s Testimonial Roll, 1841.  The first three projects listed are small, typewritten collections.  These are collections that are available on Ancestry currently that [...]

Here are a few notable projects we have completed!


Woohoo! We have completed all of the New York Originals and Buffalo Soldiers! There are many contributors who have spent hours and hours working on these projects. Thank you!! For New York Originals it has been a 3 year journey with 8500+ contributors spending 150,000+ hours keying close to 1.5 million records! For Buffalo Soldiers [...]

It’s time to celebrate!


Today marks the one year anniversary of the World Memory Project!  In 365 days this is what you have accomplished: 1.3 million records keyed and arbitrated Completed 9 projects, 7 are live on Ancestry Currently working on 7 projects You have done a lot toward our goal of  building the largest free online resource for information [...]

And our new project is … Texas, Court of Criminal Appeal Indexes, 1892-1947


The Texas, Court of Criminal Appeal Indexes, 1892-1947 is an easy project but be mindful that there are pretty detailed instructions to follow in regard to how the Appellant and Appellee names are being keyed.  The records are handwritten and in many cases the clerk writes their n’s and m’s inverted – so be careful not to [...]