News Archive

New Version of the Keying Tool

Recently we released a new version of the keying tool that addressed the following items: New Ancestry login requirements.  The new sign in process will lead you to Ancestry to enter your username and password.  If you encounter issues signing in to the tool open a new browser session and sign in to your Ancestry […]

Project Instructions

Currently contributors using Windows are experiencing difficulties with the links from the Project Instructions.  We are working on an issue we discovered where the links for the project page, and message board open in Explorer browser instead of the internet browser you have set up as default on your computer.  (Mac users are immune to […]

“New” Projects for Indexing

We are reintroducing two project for additional keying.  These projects were some of the first projects in the new indexing tool and as such there were a few hiccups and some rekeying needs to be done to complete them. Surry, England Regimental Rolls This collection consists of records from the Queen’s Royal West Surrey and […]

Three New Indexing Projects, and a New Face

I am excited to announce the addition of Jocelyn to our AWAP community!  She has worked at Ancestry for many years and enjoys indexing, quilting, spending time with her first grandchild, and many other activities.  Jocelyn has been responding to support emails, launching new projects and following is her first blog post… We are so […]

A new look

We have been working to update all parts of the World Archives Project and the time came yesterday for a blog facelift.  Coming up next is the online dashboard – because it is more involved we are still anticipating it will be a few more months until we are back online. Alongside these changes we […]

Wahoo! Contributor Stats Fixed

In the latest iteration of the tool you will most notably notice that records keyed and records reviewed are now captured in the correct category. To download the newest version of the tool, v37, please copy and paste the appropriate link in your internet browser. Mac: Windows: If you are having difficulties signing […]

Next iteration of the keying tool

To download or update your current version of the tool click on the appropriate link below. Keying tool (Win build #2.00.36):  Keying tool (Mac build #2.00.36): (To ensure you are on the latest version of the tool for Windows click on Help then About, and for Mac right click on Keying Tool then […]

You have questions? We have answers.

I am impressed with the great response we have had in the past day of being in testing.  We have a great community! A few answers to your questions: What is a Capture form type? The description in the tool states, “Capture images don’t contain any data, but might be interesting to look at because […]

And…the time is finally here!

We are in open beta testing.  To download the new tool, click on the appropriate link below. Windows: Mac:  You will see the file download and then will have to click on the downloaded file to complete the install process. Most notable updates are: New sign in screen and updated look of the […]

What is taking so long?!

I am with all of you – I want the keying tool back!  Although I am in the thick of it with hours spent daily working on  testing and in meetings I am ready to get back to indexing and answering project questions. By way of explanation for why it is taking so long… I […]