Archives for August, 2012

Three new projects


Since we didn’t have any new projects last week we have three new projects for you today. The Scots in the West Indies, 1707-1857 and Scots in the USA and Canada, 1825-1875 are similar projects in that they are compilations of records taken from a variety of sources including newspapers, family papers, public records and local histories.  They are [...]

3 More LIVE Databases!


In August we released 3 databases available for searching on Ancestry. 1864 Census for Re-Organizing the Georgia Militia Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Immigration Records, Special Boards of Inquiry, 1893-1909 Second Census of Kentucky, 1800 Thank you to the 377 contributors who keyed and reviewed the 119,000+ records in these collections!

Recent addition of review image sets … an explanation.


You may have noticed that the reappearance of projects we had previously “completed.”  There was an error discovered with a few of the smaller projects where not all of the review image sets were being created.  We have resolved the issue hence the increase in review image sets.  (And we have taken steps to ensure [...]

Maybe you’ll catch this one before it is gone…


We have one new project today – there are just over 300 image sets so it is going to go fast.  The Mayflower, Deeds and Probate, 1600-1850 is a list of deeds, wills, etc from Mayflower families and their descendants.  It is a fun project to read through.  Make sure to look over the Keying Image [...]

It’s Wednesday so there must be new projects!


Two new projects are now available to key – Rutherford County Marriages and USHMM – Krakow, Poland, Applications for ID Cards for Jews during World War II (Part 2). The Marriages of Rutherford County, North Carolina, 1779-1868 is a small collection.  The records are typed so this is a perfect collection for beginners to work [...]