Archives for October, 2012

Keying, and Rekeying


When we audit the data that has been submitted we sometimes find a few records that weren’t keyed correctly but generally there aren’t many.  Every once in a while we find that there is a field that isn’t a few fields that hadn’t been keyed according to instructions – or our interpretation of the instructions.  [...]

New projects to key!


Today we released two new projects – Boston, Missing Irish Immigrants, 1831-1920 and Schedules of Special Census of Indians, 1880.  Both are relatively small projects so you will need to act quick to get a few image sets. The Boston, Missing Irish Immigrants, 1831-1920 project is a book with the ads people placed looking for [...]

Challenge Update


Three challenges down, many more to come! Challenge 3, Dorset QS Books, ended yesterday. We ended up completing 4995 records which is a 1000% increase over the same days in prior weeks. Keyer: Kate R, UK Reviewer: Barbara W, Arkansas During Challenge 2, California Railroad Employment Records, we completed 77,840 records which is double the records [...]

Challenge 1 – American Volunteer Soldiers, Mexican War, 1846-1848


We had a great weekend with a total of 11,462 records being contributed to the American Volunteer Soldiers, Mexican War, 1846-1848 – this is a 500% increase from the previous weekend! Our challenge winners are: Keyer: Michael T, Alabama Reviewer: Jane F, Texas Thank you to everyone who keyed on this, and all of the projects, this [...]

Are you up for a challenge?


Have you ever played the alphabet game?  There are many varieties of this game but the basic gist is to list or find things in alphabetical order.  We like to take road trips so we try to find signs with the letters in the alphabet, or licence plates, or objects…  The alphabet game is a [...]

300,000+ more records are now Live!


We recently released two databases – and there will be a handful more coming later this month.  Between them there were 337,000 names keyed by 2000 contributors over countless hours. U.S., Buffalo Soldiers, Returns From Regular Army Cavalry Regiments, 1866-1916 Alabama, Marriages, Deaths, Wills, Court, and Other Records, 1784-1920, aka Alabama Reference Name Files What [...]

Hmmm, I really like keying convict records…


Our new project today is the Texas, Convict Ledgers and Conduct Registries, 1849-1970 and it has me wondering what draws me to convict records.  It all started when we indexed the Middlesex, England, Convict Transportation Contracts, 1682-1787  records.  Does anyone else share this slightly unsettling connection to convict records? This is a pretty straight forward project – the forms [...]

There’s a new project to key.


Although it is a new project it isn’t new to us.  We released Part 2 of the New Zealand, City & Area Directories, 1866-1955 today.  There is only one difference between this project and Part 1 – it is review!  This should make the project as a whole go more smoothly and it will be a [...]