We’ve received a few questions regarding projects that are currently being keying through the World Archives Project that are already online at Ancestry.com and wanted to provide some clarification. There are a few projects that fit this category to some degree (some are partially available on Ancestry.com) and the reasons why we would add these collections to the World Archives Project are: to provide better quality images, to provide a more complete, and higher quality index and to create a free index so more researchers have access to these collections.
Recently we introduced images to Ancestry.com that are part of the projects we are currently keying, on the front page of these collections we let members know that this collection is being keyed by the World Archives Project and invite them participate. Examples of this type of project are the Naturalisation Indexes which can be viewed here.
From time to time we may introduce additional collections that are already partially available on one of the Ancestry sites – we think this is a great opportunity to add additional free indexes and to produce a better research aide.