February has been a busy month and we still have a week left!
I’ll start with the news that I think is the most exciting. This month we have released 4 projects live on Ancestry!
Your efforts have resulted in 1,350,000+ more names available to be searched. I know there are many researchers who have found family members in these, and other World Archives Project collections – for all of them I say THANK YOU! Watch for more collections coming later this month.
And, we completed our Journey Around the World Challenge on the 13th. Thank you to everyone who participated in indexing one, or all, of the ten projects we worked on! Here is a recap of the Challenge winners:
Kansas, City and County Census - Kim from Virginia & Paul from Oregon
Liverpool Crew Lists - Michael from Hampshire & John from Liverpool
London, England, Poor Law Removal and Settlement Records – Colleen from Australia & Adrian from the UK
USHMM – Czech Republic, Selected Jewish Holocaust Records, 1939-1941 - Nick from Florida
USHMM – Eure-et-Loir, France, Selected Holocaust Records - Carol from Virginia & Karen from the UK
Pavia, Lombardia, Italia: Registri di Matrimonio - Linda V from Pennsylvania & Ermanno from Italy
New Zealand City & Area Directories, 1866-1955 - Amy M from Oklahoma & Beverly P from Arizona
Canada, Nominal Rolls and Paylists for the Volunteer Militia, 1872-1914 - David D & Linda, both from the UK
There were many contributors who tried their hands at each of the projects - some who keyed a lot and some who keyed only a few records – no matter what your contribution your efforts are appreciated!
I am excited for all that we have been able to accomplish and for all that will be coming!