You all know that some of my favorite words are “Released to Search” – unless you’re new here, in which case, WELCOME! And, guess what? One of my favorite phrases is “Released to Search.” That means that a database that was indexed by the Ancestry World Archives Project community has completed post-keying production and is now available on Ancestry.com (for FREE, for ANYONE) to search. (Oh, and if you’re new here, you might not know about one of our cool benefits. If you are an active contributor – keying 900 records or more in the last 90 days – you also have free access to images for all AWAP databases, even if you don’t have an Ancestry.com subscription.)
This month we’ve released six databases thanks to the efforts of the World Archives community. So, if you have genealogy research to do in either California or Alabama, be sure to check out these databases and see what you can find. And, if you find a relative in one of these databases be sure to leave a comment and let us know. We always love to hear that our efforts have helped others to be more successful in their family history journey.
Until next time – Happy Keying!
P.S. – We’ve cooked up a fun new World Record Challenges for this summer. We are calling it the Project of the Day. The first one is tomorrow. The person who keys and/or reviews the most number of Kansas, Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) Post Records, ca 1878-1945 on Thursday, June 23, 2011 (Mountain Daylight Time) wins a one-year, World Deluxe subscription to Ancestry.com. If you haven’t keyed on this project before be sure to click through to the project page and read the instructions so you are ready to go tomorrow. Good luck!