Well – before I get to that, I just want to say THANK YOU to all of you who have stepped up to participate in the World Record Challenge to key 8 million records this summer. As of this morning you have already keyed and arbitrated over 772,000 records. I shouldn’t be so amazed every time I run the numbers but…I. Am. Very. Impressed. You have really taken this and run with it.
I have also done some arbitration this week so I could see what kind of quality you are putting out and I have been VERY impressed by that as well. Keep up the great work!
And, with all that said, I would now like to announce our first weekly challenge winner…DRUMROLL PLEASE…
With a grand total of 22,543 records keyed AND arbitrated, this week’s prize goes to Jeanette from Michigan. Our runners-up, Ann from Texas (with 17,737 records) and Balazs from Hungary (with 15,280) will each receive an Ancestry World Archives Project T-Shirt and flash drive.
Congratulations to them – and a BIG thank you to all of you who contributed. We all know that every record counts when we are looking for our ancestors.
Here’s a quick rundown of the weekly competitions for the remainder of June as well as a look at the monthly competitions for the remainder of the summer. Weekly prize winners get to select one prize from the following list: Family Tree Maker 2010 w/ Official Guide, Ancestry Press Gift Certificate, or Ancestry DNA Testing. Monthly prize winners will receive a free One-Year World Deluxe Subscription to Ancestry.com.
For the week of:
- Jun 7th – Which contributor can KEY the most records across the most number of projects?
- Jun 14th – Which contributor can ARBITRATE the most number of records?
- Jun 21st – Which contributor can KEY the most number of records WITH the highest accuracy rating?
- Jun 28th – Mystery project week! We have pre-selected a project. The contributor with the most number of records keyed AND/OR arbitrated on that project wins. Can you guess the mystery project?
For the month of:
- Jun – The most number of records keyed AND arbitrated.
- Jul – The most number of records keyed WITH the highest accuracy rating.
- Aug – The most number of records keyed AND arbitrated across the most number of projects.
Good luck all and – Happy Keying!