The past week has been full of news for the World Archives Project. We started the week ending the Thanksgiving Weekend Challenge where a good number of our arbitrators and reviewers completed 2794 image sets! What a great way to end and start a week.
Over the weekend there was a CNN story posted about the World Memory Project and on Tuesday there was another story on NPR. We saw an increase in contributors to the project as well as an increase in activity on the USHMM projects. Welcome to our new contributors!
The number 4 voted for project was published Dorset, England, Quarter Session Order Books, 1625-1951 on Wednesday. This project will a challenge for anyone looking to hone their skills of reading older handwriting.
And if you haven’t already, check your inbox for the newsletter that was sent out Wednesday. If you didn’t receive it watch the comments where I will be posting a link for it soon.
And to end the week we’ll have a Project of the Weekend challenge. The top keyers for the New Zealand City and Area Directories, 1866-1955, combined total records between Saturday and Sunday, will have their choice of a DNA test, a copy of FTM 2012 or 3 Month subscription to Ancestry. The image sets typically consist of 300-500 names so it will take a while to get through an image set but they are typed so reading the names is easy and you’ll see your record count jump by leaps and bounds. My tip while keying is to make sure you are keeping track of where you are in the columns of names – I often use the Guides to help me track my way down the page.