We are one month into a two month challenge so I thought it was a good time to give you a quick update. (For those of you who are new and don’t know about the challenge you can read all of the details here: http://bit.ly/WRCHol2010 And, you can always check out our Facebook page for current statistics and news.)
During the month of November 1,960 of contributed by keying and arbitrating almost 2.1 million records.
Way to go!
In a fun statistical twist – 70% of our top ten contributors for the month (by volume) are from the U.K. This is interesting because only 20% of the people registered as Ancestry World Archives Project contributors are from there. AND, all of the top five contributors are from the U.K.
If you remember, the top five contributors, from Nov 1st -Dec 31st, are eligible for grant money to be donated, in their name, to a genealogical or historical society of their choice. As it stands now a lot of money might be headed to the U.K.
Now, I don’t want to appear biased nor do I want to start any kind of a “throwdown,”especially since I’m thrilled with the contribution coming from our British and Scottish friends – but, since this is the WORLD Archives Project, I’m wondering if there are any U.S., Canadian, or Australian contributors who want to step it up.
If you are a member of genealogy society, spread the word. Let all your society members know that we’ve still got some grant money up for grabs. We may be halfway through but really this is still anyone’s game!
Until next time – Happy Keying!