Yesterday we released the New Mexico Territorial Census, 1885 to be keyed. (This collection came second in voting for the World Record Challenge.) This project is rated as average mainly due to the quality of the images – although many of the images are pretty clear there are some that are darker and you’ll want to use the Image Options to adjust the image so you can see it more clearly. As a little background, entire household censuses were taken in 1885 in Florida, Nebraska, Colorado, and New Mexico and Dakota Territories. Read more about this project and instructions on how to key it here.
And late last week we launched an update to the U.S. Naturalization Record Indexes, 1791-1992 database that included the following states keyed by you: Southern California, Northern California, NYC, Pennsylvania, Maine, Hawaii, Alaska, Connecticut, Washington and Montana. These projects represent almost 3 million new records to search and I have already heard from many people who have found their relatives in this database. Congratulations!