Two new projects – Census of the Cumberland Settlements & North Carolina, State Census, 1784-1787


We’ve just published two new projects for keying.  These projects are a little different than our typical projects as they are currently available to search on Ancestry.  When we first worked on these projects we used an OCR technology to recognise the names on the records and create an index.  Since this time we have discovered that the OCR process didn’t find all of the names on the records.  And since census records are such valuable research tools we felt it was important to have them keyed so each name on the record would be in the index.  This how they came to be published for you to key. 

Census of the Cumberland Settlements, 1770-1790 is a book containing records from Davidson, Sumner and Tennessee Counties in what was North Carolina but is now Tennessee.  It is typed and easy to read.

North Carolina, State Census, 1784-1787

Enjoy and happy keying!

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I may actually find some of my relatives in this one!

Why is it I cannot find either one of these new projects for keying? The message about them was just posted and I cannot find them any where. The stats say they are already 30% done!? I would like to try my hand at them. Were they all snapped up?

Same issue here. Just say the notice and read the instructions since I have family who would have been in NC during that time. Tried to download images, and the project was not listed.

These projects were both very small and have been checked out.

There may be some sets left to key in ones and twos over the next week or three.

I want to search my family tree of Kauffman and Weissbaum family also greenberg.

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