So we all know that there are typically one or two projects that we prefer to key. This is definitely the case for a few keyers of the most recent projects that are now available to search.
In the New South Wales, Australia, Returns of the Colony, 1822-1857 project one contributor, from Strathfield, NSW, worked on all but 34 image sets in the project. (They keyed 692 image sets and arbitrated 775.) What more can I say than WOW! Being from the area they had a vested interest in looking over the records which are a collection of the colony’s records in the civil, economic, judicial, police, penal, medical, ecclesiastical, and educational establishments. Thank you to all 258 contributors who worked on this project!
Also published was the Lübeck, Germany, Census, 1862, the last in a series of 8 Lübeck Census collections that we worked on. Census records in Germany are rare and this is the first time this particular collection has been digitized and made available online. Of the 69 contributors who worked on this project again there were a few standout contributors – the top contributor is from the UK and they worked on 363 image sets and the second contributor, from California, worked on 342.
Thank you, thank you, thank you to all of our contributors!!
To celebrate everyone’s favourite projects this week’s Project of the Day Challenge will not focus on one particular project – choose your favourite project. The Challenge will run this Wednesday, September 14 and we’ll award the overall Top 3 Keyers and Arbitrators/Reviewers. Winners will have their choice of a DNA test, FTM 2012 or a 3 Month Ancestry subscription. *Project of the Day Challenge winners are only eligible to win once in a 12 month time frame.