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Call for Reviewers


With all of the great contributors we have indexing we are seeing a backlog with review image sets. If you have been indexing for a while, like to read the project instructions and would like to try your hand at reviewing please send us a message at worldarchivesproject@ancestry.com.  

Thank You for All your Help in 2020 and Looking Forward to 2021


Congratulations! We have worked on over 30 projects this past year!  We could not have had this much success without your efforts and dedication!   Thank you everyone for all the indexing and reviewing you have completed in 2020.  The data you provide is invaluable and has and will continue to aid others in researching […]

We are pleased to announce three new USHMM projects


We are pleased to announce three new USHMM projects The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum is the United States’ official memorial to the Holocaust. The USHMM provides for the documentation, study, and interpretation of Holocaust history. It is dedicated to “helping leaders and citizens of the world confront hatred, prevent genocide, promote human dignity, and […]

New USHMM – UNRRA Project ready for indexing


by Jocelyn USHMM – UNRRA Records, China 1943-1947 United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration (UNRRA) was an international relief agency, largely dominated by the United States but representing 44 nations. Although initially restricted by its constitution to render aid only to nationals from the United Nations (the Allies), this was changed late in 1944, in […]

New USHMM Project


The next new project now available for keying is World Archives Project: USHMM – UNRRA Records, Poland 1943-1947.  It is similar to the recently keyed project USHMM – UNRRA projects. This is a small typed collection with details for displaced individuals to the Poland mission.   Please read the instructions and view the sample images prior to indexing.  Questions […]

USHMM – Ukraine, Applications for ID for the Citizens of Stanislav, 1939-1945


The next project you will see in the keying tool is USHMM – Ukraine, Applications for ID for the Citizens of Stanislav, 1939-1945.  This project was previously launched in the old tool so we are excited to have it back again. In this project you will be indexing applications for issuing identification documents for individuals […]

New USHMM Project


Today we launched the USHMM – UNRRA Records, China 1943-1947 project.  It is a small, typed collection with details for displaced individuals to the Chinese Mission.  Questions can be asked on the message board. Happy indexing!

More projects are coming


Yikes! There isn’t anything to key. We are working on getting many more projects in the tool but for now the next two coming soon are New South Wales, Australia, Government Gazettes, 1853-1899 (Part 3) and Bedfordshire, England, Workhouse and Poor Law Records .  An announcement will be posted when the projects become available in the keying […]

Happy New Years!


2019 will definitely bring us… improved keying tool new indexing projects return of Challenges As to when this will happen, that is still uncertain.  We continue to work diligently to get to the beta stage but are not there yet. When we have a beta version of the tool an email will be sent to […]

Where do I find project instructions?


A few weeks ago we moved all project articles to the Support Center.  This change was made in conjunction with the wiki being retired. At that time we also updated the links for projects from the keying tool and the dashboard to go to those articles.  Since then we have updated the Project Instructions in the keying tool, added message […]