I couldn’t let today pass without telling you about a major milestone that occured sometime yesterday, while I was at home celebrating Mothers Day with my mom and some of my siblings. Our 50,000th registered contributor signed up to be part of the Ancestry World Archives Project community!
To give you some additional perspective on why this is such a HUGE deal to us let me share some quick facts:
- As a community you have keyed and arbitrated over 11 million records so far this year.
- There are now 20 databases online at Ancestry.com that are available FREE for anyone to search because of your efforts.
- There are another 25 databases that you have completed indexing that are currently undergoing post-keying production internally here at Ancestry.com.
I hope you feel the excitement of being part of such a great community. Thank you so much to each of you for the amazing contribution you continue to make. Now…I wonder how long it will take us to reach 100,000 contributors? Maybe if everyone invited one friend…Hmmm.
Until next time – Happy Keying!