Over 4100 of you worked on our various city directory projects. We know you loved them because they were typed, easy to read, and (let’s be honest) provided you with REALLY HIGH record counts. And we thank you for your contribution in getting these five projects completed so quickly.
In our World Record Challenge quest to key 8 million records this summer you have already keyed an impressive 5.8 million records. But, did you know that 2.5 million of those were from directories projects? And, with only a few weeks left in our challenge, and no other directory projects on the immediate horizon…
Well, let’s just say we might have to get creative to hit our goal!
While very few project will have the high name density of city directories, London School Admissions and Discharges have about 50 records per image. They are hand written but are cleanly fielded and fairly easy to key. They are only about 60% complete, with plenty of image sets left. And, according to our records, only about 2000 of you have tried them.
So, we want to offer the first marathon “aid station” as we push through the last few weeks of our challenge. The person who keys and/or arbitrates the most number of records from this collection on Friday, August 6th (USA, Mountain Time) will receive a free World Archives Gift Package.
While you are waiting for another super high-density record collection, why not give London Schools a try?