Archives for March, 2013

World Memory Project – Student Program


This past fall the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and Ancestry launched a program for students in the U.S. to participate in keying records as part of their experience in learning about the Holocaust. The USHMM education staff have reached out to schools and we currently have 3 schools participating in the program. Having two [...]

This week’s new project is…


The Minnesota, Spanish American War Muster Rolls and Casualty Lists is a small project that is exactly what the title states - Muster Rolls and Casualty Lists for soldiers from Minnesota.  It is rated as Average due to the variety of handwriting and the variance in records but for an experienced keyer it will seem fairly [...]

What do Poor Law Unions and Quaker College Registers have in common?


Our two new projects don’t have a lot in common other than they are both considered “Average” difficulty and we have completed projects similar to each in the past, and they are both now available to index! The London, England, Selected Poor Law Removal and Settlement Records, 1828-1930 project is exactly the same as the London, England, Poor [...]

What projects are high priority?


We receive emails and see message board posts with this question on a regular basis. This is a tough one to answer for this main reason – if you have chosen to participate you have the ultimate say regarding what projects you will contribute to. Are there projects that we will hope to draw your [...]

Defendants + Plaintiffs + Prison records = Fun records to key


The new project today is the Tulare County, California, Sheriff’s Office and Prison Records, 1874-1963.  There are a wide variety of records in the collection resulting in 6 form types to choose from – minus the Cover page and Image with no data.  This project is categorized as easy,despite the variety of records and sometimes challenging [...]

New Project!


Our new project this week is the Eton School Lists 1791-1850, a book listing the names of the attendees of Eton School during that 59 year period.  It is an easy project, typed and very few fields to key, and small so I anticipate they will be gone before the weekend. If you have questions please [...]