Wow! It’s good to be back.

After a few weeks without being able to blog I am rearing and ready to go! 

Today we released the Wayne County Death Index for keying!  This collection is type written records noting deaths in Wayne County, Indiana from 1882-1920.  It is a small collection so if you want to key it grab a few image sets now.  We will release the review image sets later this week.

And, we have a new Live project, Dorset, England, Crew Lists, 1863-1914!  It is ready and waiting to be searched.  Congratulations to the 380 contributors who keyed in 58,000+ records.  Thank you!

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It’s good to have you back!

Just so WAP knows, the side bar widget on the Wayne Deaths wiki page isn’t working correctly on my computer. I don’t know if it’s an isolated issue or not.


Its the usual nonsense about the stats not loading. Yes, its a known issue. It affects all projects. Its worse for non-us keyers, but it happens to all of us occasionally.

Are we going to be keying the 1940 census?

@ Gail

FamilySearch is however.

Typ your comment here.i keep reading about new keying opportunities but by the time i get on they all seem to have disappeared. give more chance to us Brits that are working on projects please

@dawn. UK content pops up reguarly.

I count 3 large projects currently running.

Sometimes small projects get gobbled up within hours.

Typically Projects are released late morning Wednesday, salt lake time.

I’m confused by what you intend by the word “rearing.” When referencing a horse that is rearing, it is quite negative, undesirable and dangerous.
Child rearing means raising children.
None of these definitions give sense to your statement.
Maybe you meant the word “raring?”
Blogging is slowly destroying intelligent communication.

It really isn’t necessary to make a huge deal about being one character off. Nor is it correct to conflate standard spelling and intelligent communication. No such relationship exists. I prefer the word standard rather than proper for a number of reasons. In English, no body regulates spelling and the language (French has L’Académie française). So in English standard spelling, if it can be so called, devolves to the makers of dictionaries. And how do they decide? They look at how the language is actually written and used. If a variant spelling becomes common it has a decent chance of appearing in a dictionary.