Archives for July, 2012

Check out all of the new LIVE projects!


In the past month we have released 6 projects Live on Ancestry!!  Because of your efforts there are now 329,000+ more records available to be searched. California, American Biography and Genealogy Dorset, England, Militia Lists, 1757-1860 Dorset, England, Vagrant Passes, 1739-1791 Dutchess County, New York, Naturalization Records, 1932-1989 North Carolina, State Census, 1784-1787 Pennsylvania, U.S. [...]

Two new Projects…


This morning we released two new projects, American Volunteer Soldiers, Mexican War, 1846-1848 and Texas, Memorials and Petitions, 1836-1937. The American Volunteer Soldiers project is reminiscent of the Spanish American War records.  We are keying a different variety of record types so it is important to read over the form descriptions.  And the Texas Memorials and [...]

What a great journey!


Over the past few weeks we have indexed records from all over the world – thank you to all who participated in the challenge!  Sunday was Pick Your Project day and I was blown out of the water by the response we had.  Congratulations to Peggy S, Anne W and Ann C who combined keyed, [...]

New Project! Washington, Enrollment and Allotment Applications of Washington Indians, 1911-1919


The Washington, Enrollment and Allotment Applications of Washington Indians, 1911-1919 are records comprised by the Roblin Report and Roll of Unerolled Indians of Western Washington, as well as the applications for enrollment and allotment.  There are just under 1500 image sets so it is a relatively small project. We have given the project a rating of Average difficulty [...]

We’ve crossed the pond to Cuyahoga County, Ohio


The challenge project today is Cuyahoga County, Ohio, Tax Lists, 1819-1869.  This is a relatively easy project – there are some clerks whose handwriting is harder to read than others, there are a few darker images, and an image set can have a couple hundred names to key but they have only taken me between [...]

A quick stop in Liverpool and we are off to Ireland


Saturday saw many of you visiting Liverpool.  Congratulations to Elizabeth M and Joan A! And on this bright Monday afternoon we are in Ireland with the Ireland, Lord Viscount Morpeth’s Testimonial Roll, 1841.  There are only 414 keying image sets and currently 72 review image sets – although there should be more as more are [...]

New Project! Mayflower Births and Deaths, Vol. 1 and 2


Yesterday we released a new project to key, Mayflower Births and Deaths, Vol. 1 and 2.  This project is a fun one to key but is a little complicated in that it is a unique format of records.  The record starts with the “initial” ancestor and lists their descendants.  We are keying the records as individuals [...]

And now we’re in France!


Bonjour!  Today we are in France so I hope everyone has some crepes and Nutella to celebrate.  (Croissants and Nutella is also delicious!) The one thing I enjoy the most about Cartes électorales de Paris et ses environs et d’autres villes françaises, 1900-1932 (France Electoral Cards), or Paris, Vicinity and other French Cities, Electoral Cards, 1900-1932, is [...]

Day 2 – Travelling through the Lodz Ghetto


Admittedly, these records are not the easiest to key so congratulations to Elisabeth P for submitting 14 keying image sets!  Our arbitration winner is Karen T.  Thank you to all who tried their hands at these records! Tomorrow is Day 3 and we’re heading to Italy, with the Pavia, Lombardia, Italia: Registri di Morte, 1866-1937 (Registers [...]

Day 1 of the Journey is almost over!


Day 1 of the Challenge is over and what a great day!  Congratulations to Jackie W with 1225 records keyed and Kate R with 105 image sets reviewed.   Today you completed 6560 keyed records and 4464 records reviewed for the NSW Government Gazettes.   Thank you! The next challenge is Sunday with the USHMM Lodz, [...]