It’s Thursday. That must mean there are new projects to talk about.
First up are the projects we RELEASED TO SEARCH over the last little while.
Sydney and New South Wales, Sands Street Index, 1861-1930, Part 2 was a popular project (mostly, I think because it yielded high record count). We broke it into two parts to key but put it all into one database on the site. For those with Australian ancestry these are very valuable as there are no extant census records.
With over 23% of the total vote (out of 10 possible selections), London, England, Crisp’s Marriage Licence Index, 1713-1892 was the project you voted to key as part of the World Record Challenge last summer. We published it to the community in September of last year. You keyed it very quickly. And, we are thrilled that it is now available on the Ancestry sites, free for anyone to search.
Next up are the projects we PUBLISHED FOR KEYING yesterday.
If you blinked, you missed it. We published the Plainfield, Hampshire County, Massachusetts, Vital Records, 1771-1930 late yesterday afternoon. As of this morning, all image sets are checked out. Granted, it was a fairly small project. Still, I’m sure you all broke some kind of record.
The second project published yesterday still has plenty of image sets remaining. For people trying to trace their ancestry back into the early 1800s and before, tax lists and land records are some of the most valuable sources around. As a community, we get to help make the Pennsylvania, U.S. Direct Tax Lists, 1798 available for the world. Be sure to click on the link and read through the instructions on the Project Page and the Discussion Tab before you jump in and start keying. And, come back to that discussion tab to ask any questions that come up as you key.
Until next time – Happy Keying!