This morning we launched a new World Archives Project dashboard page. In addition to a new look, we have added new features to give you better insight into a project’s progress and, for the first time, links to all of the World Archives Project databases that are live on Ancestry.com.
The “Available” project list lets you know which projects are available for download in the tool for keying and arbitration. Each of the projects are links so they will also lead you to the project page.
The “Unavailable” list of projects indicates projects that aren’t available for keying or arbitration because all of the image sets have been checked out. When projects are close to completion, they may “bounce” between this list and the Available list as image sets that people have checked out expire or arbitrators reject them.
The “In Processing” list includes the projects that have been completed by the community and are being worked on by our teams at Ancestry. These teams work their magic to prepare the indexes before they go live on the site as a searchable, indexed database.
Last, but certainly not least, is the list of “Live” databases. These are databases that have been keyed by the World Archives Project community and are available free for everyone to search.
In addition to better indicating a project’s status, the page now includes a “feed” for the Ancestry World Archives Project blog so you can stay up-to-date. At the bottom of the page you will still see the general World Archives Message board. To see a all of the Ancestry World Archives Project message boards click here.