Archives for January, 2014

New Project!


Update:  We experienced some difficulties after publishing this project.  In correcting these issues many of the completed image sets were returned to the queue.  We apologize for the results of this error – your quality may have decreased, and we lost the time and efforts that had been contributed.  We assure you that we will [...]

World Memory Project


Today is International Holocaust Remembrance Day.   In 2011 Ancestry.com and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum partnered and launched the World Memory Project.  Since that time 3000 contributors have contributed 2.3+ million records, completing 18 projects resulting in 14 databases that are searchable for free on Ancestry.com.  To commemorate this day I have set a goal [...]

Another new Project


Today brings us the UK, De Ruvigny’s Roll of Honour, 1914-1924 project.  I have to start by saying that my favorite part of this project is the pictures – we so seldom see the subjects of the records we are keying.  This project is the compilation of biographies of over 26,000 casualties of the Great War.   [...]

After a short season of famine…


We have four “new” projects today! California, Railroad Employment Records, 1862-1919 (Part 3) This collection is comprised of pay lists, and various employment records for persons working on the railroad. Many of these workers were Asian immigrants who came to build the railroad across America. This collection also contains a “Black List” volume which contain the names [...]

Project Update


Our last update was in September and in the past 3 months we have made great progress. Projects that have been available for over a year. Cartes électorales de Paris et ses environs et d’autres villes françaises, 1900-1932 (France Electoral Cards)  (Now: 27.4% Then: 23.3%) Dorset, England, Quarter Session Order Books, 1625-1951 (Now: 75.7% Then: 65.5%) Kansas, [...]