As we are gearing up to celebrate the 400th anniversary of New York in September my mind turned to the collections we are keying in the Ancestry World Archives Project – what better way to celebrate our beloved state than by preserving its history and making it free to the public? Join us in honoring New York by keying one of the three collections we are currently working on, New York Naturalization Indexes, NYC Naturalization Indexes and New York, U.S. Naturalization Records – Originals.
According to my back of the envelope calculations if we all keyed 10 image sets, and the arbitrators kept up, these indexes would be complete in a few weeks. What a wonderful gift to all whose ancestors arrived or lived in New York.
(Personally I think I can key at least 20 of each of the Naturalization Indexes. If you want to follow my progress I’ll post how I am coming along in comments to this post. See if you can keep up. J)