Archives for April, 2013

Week 4 Challenge


UPDATE:  And the winners are… Day 1: Mike J and MJ Quinn Day 2: Anne W and Linda W Day 3: Ann C and Sharon G T-Shirt Winners: Jeanette C, Karen T, Erica V, Joan A, Ann C, Glenys P, Kate M, Jeni M, Isolde W, Linda W Thank you to all who have participated [...]

Week 3 Challenge


And our winners are… Keying: Amy M of Oklahoma Elisabeth P of Yorkshire Lanie C of Virginia Review: Karen T of Nottinghamshire Julia W of London Linda P of Connecticut   For our week 3 challenge we will have a 3 day challenge, Friday, April 19 – Sunday, April 21, we will recognize the top [...]

New projects!


We have 2 new projects today – for those of you in the UK it is a bright and early, those in the US a late night and those in Australia a lovely afternoon - Fasti Ecclesiae Anglicanae and Oxford Men and Their Colleges, 1880-1892.  Both projects are currently available on Ancestry.com to browse and we will be [...]

100,000,000 Records Keyed!!!


  Early this morning we achieved a huge milestone!  The record count started with invited beta testing in June 2008 and we reached 100,000,000 records keyed early this morning.  What an amazing accomplishment by an equally amazing community of contributors.  Thank you for your contributions, dedication to quality, and continued support of the World Archives [...]

Rhode Island Challenge Winners


Over the weekend the challenge was for all of the Rhode Island Vital records projects – we keyed them quickly and are having some challenges getting them finished in the review stage. We completed 193 review image sets for a total of 16,000+ records, and a few keying image sets.   The records we have [...]

Week 2 Challenges


Update: We completed 444 keying image sets and 599 review image sets.  There were 4 contributors who completed 50+ review image sets and 8 contributors who completed 100+ keying image sets!  And the winners are: Keying: Laurie A of  Minnesota Review: Patricia L of California And the Czech projects Challenge winners… Keying: Michael T of Alabama [...]

Project of the Day – Challenge 1, Kansas, City and County Census, 1919-1978


Challenge Winners: Keyer: Georgine H of California and a very close second, Pat A of Ontario Reviewer: Jane F of Texas During the challenge 151 contributors keyed 68,757 records and reviewed 62,801 records – a total of 131,558 records!!!   We reviewed 5 times the number of records than the same days last year. Thank [...]

Four Week Challenge


To celebrate our four year anniversary we will be having a four week challenge.  Each week we will announce the “Project of the Day” challenges – some will be for keying and some for reviewing.  In addition to the daily challenges there will be prizes for the overall top keyer and reviewer each week and [...]

Happy 4th Anniversary!!


On March 11, 2009 we removed the Beta tag from the keying tool so we are now officially 4 years strong.  In the past four years we have accomplished many amazing things… – Keyed 99,500,000+ records (We’re almost to 100,000,000 records keyed!!) – Completed 192 projects – 161 Live projects on Ancestry available for anyone [...]