This week Darla, Anna and I spent quite a bit of time sorting through all of the great information we collected as we traveled from conference to conference over the last several months. We met many of you. We also met with leadership from several genealogy societies here in the United States. (You may not be aware that over 30 societies have partnered with us to sponsor various keying projects.)
Everyone provided us with great feedback and some interesting insights into the larger genealogical community. We, of course, drew our own conclusions based on the information we received and began making exciting plans for the future of the Ancestry World Archives Project – both immediate “What’s Next after the World Record Challenge” kind of plans and also long-term “How do we continue to grow our community and keep people engaged” kind of plans.
But, as we were talking this week, we realized that maybe the people we spent the summer talking with were only a portion of the picture. So, we want to give you an opportunity to share your experience and perspective.
Let’s start with this brief survey. It should only take a few minutes. Your responses are completely anonymous. And we think your answers will really help us clarify some of our perceptions.
You can find the survey here:
We will likely ask you more questions in the future. This is just an immediate area of interest. If you have other things to share with us, feel free to leave comments here on the blog or over on our Facebook page. We really appreciate your feedback.
And, above all, we appreciate your continued contribution to the Ancestry World Archives Project. Your time and efforts and skill are helping people find family history information that has never before been this accessible. With the launch of several of the community-keyed naturalization indexes this last week we have already heard dozens and dozens of success stories. People are connecting with their families in amazing ways. So, thank you and…
Until next time – Happy Keying!
P.S. – The survey link will only be active through Wednesday, September 15th. So, click on over there now. It should only take 3 or 4 minutes. Thanks!