Archives for November, 2012

Who was General James Wilkinson?


General Wilkinson was an interesting man – I have lost myself for just a few minutes this morning reading about his life.  Our new project this week is the U.S., General James Wilkinson’s Order Book, 1796-1808.  In 1796, upon the death of General Wayne, President Washington promoted Wilkinson to Major General of the Legion Army – [...]

Challenge Wrap-up


First, congratulations to Peggy S, from Washington for keying the most records over the weekend (8000+) and Ann C, from Texas for completing the most review image sets (500+).  Since Ann has already won a challenge, the runner up is Pat R from Florida. Over the past few weeks we have focused on twelve different [...]

Happy Thanksgiving!


As I sit on the hotel room floor, trying not to disturb those of my family who are still sleeping, I am especially grateful for technology advances that allow me to have flexibility of where I am working.  This reminds me of my first indexing experience.  I had a 20+ hour project that I had to [...]

New Project – U.S., Guilford College Alumni Directory and Yearbooks, 1911-1937


Today we released the U.S., Guilford College Alumni Directory and Yearbooks, 1911-1937 for keying.  This is a collection of yearbooks and alumni directories from Guilford College, a Quaker founded college located in Greensboro, North Carolina.  There is only one image in an image set so some of the image sets will go very quickly as there [...]

Challenge Update


Yesterday brought the end of the alphabet.  We completed 418 image sets for the U.S., 1928 Baker Roll and Records. Keyer: Kim B, Virginia Reviewer: Ann S, Pennsylvania The last challenge is a four day pick-your-project marathon!  With it being a holiday weekend, November 22-November 25, in the U.S. this may give the advantage to those [...]

This Wednesday brings us…


Update: Due to technical issues the new project will not be published until Monday. The U.S., Military Registers, Marines collection.  This collection is part one of a few similar projects all containing Military Registers for the various branches of the military, published between the years 1902 and 1985.  It is all typed but due to [...]

It’s Wednesday and time for a “new” project.


This week we are releasing another oldie but a goodie – USHMM – Krakow, Poland, Applications for ID Cards for Jews during World War II (Part 3).  Although the project may seem a little more difficult – since it is mainly in German – I have found that the questionnaires aren’t as difficult since they are [...]

October was a great month!


We published 15 projects Live on Ancestry – this accounts for 3.55 million more records to search! In order of their release dates: Alabama, Marriages, Deaths, Wills, Court, and Other Records, 1784-1920 U.S., Buffalo Soldiers, Returns From Regular Army Cavalry Regiments, 1866-1916 Florida, Spanish American War Compiled Service Records, 1898  Glasgow, Scotland, Crew Lists, 1863 [...]

And…we’re starting the last half of the alphabet.


Our challenge 7 project, today and tomorrow, is the New South Wales, Australia, Government Gazettes, 1853-1899.  These records are an interesting mix of government related articles – land sales, criminal notices, military records, missing persons, probate records, and more.  Because of the mixture of records it makes for interesting reading. Items to remember: – We are keying [...]

Challenge Update – were you the winner?


Over the past few challenges we have keyed, reviewed and arbitrated just a few records.  I am constantly awed by the passion shown by our community. And the winners are: Challenge 4, Delaware Land Records  and Eure-et-Loir, France, Selected Holocaust Records: Keyer: Sam L, Pennsylvania Reviewer: Connie R, California Arbitrator: Wendy D, Ontario Honorable mention to Barbara [...]