WorldRecordChallenge Archive

Feedback Friday and Project of the Weekend Challenge

It’s Friday!  We’ve had a great week with our World Record Challenge.  We’re headed into a beautiful fall weekend (at least we are here in the Rockies).  We have hundreds of new contributors joining our community every week.  So, let’s make this a Feedback Friday and let’s throw another Project of the Day Weekend Challenge […]

AWAP Weekly Update

Monday, September 26th It’s the last week of September. (I’m really not sure how that happened. Where did the month go?) There’s are a lot of things happening around here lately. Lots of projects being keyed and reviewed. New contributors joining our community. Anna is holding small training sessions where you can get personal assistance […]

Fall 2011 World Record Challenge

It’s time for another World Record Challenge. Join us for the next six and half weeks as we put our hands together to key 4 million records from September 15th through October 31st. As a community, we typically key about 80,000 records a day. But, I think we can do better than that. What do […]

Naturalization Records Are Where It’s At

I love, Love, LOVE Naturalization records!  They are one of my favorite set of documents to use for genealogy research. Besides listing the birth date and place of a person, they often contain the exact date of immigration and the name of the ship (making my research into passenger lists SO much easier). Frequently, spouses are […]

British, English or England?

The number two most popular question we get asked is, “When are we keying more British records?” Of course, being an American, I keep thinking, “We have British records available for keying. Why do they keep asking that question?” You see, I was taught that British meant anyone from the island of Great Britain, which […]

Project of the Day Challenge #2

It’s time for another World Record Challenge Project of the Day! And, since it’s Wednesday it’s also time for another new project to be published to key. This week we thought we’d combine both and give everybody a fair shot at winning since no one will have any experience keying this particular, brand new, project. […]

Good News and Good Luck

You all know that some of my favorite words are “Released to Search” – unless you’re new here, in which case, WELCOME!  And, guess what?  One of my favorite phrases is “Released to Search.”  That means that a database that was indexed by the Ancestry World Archives Project community has completed post-keying production and is […]

Time For Another Keying Party

If you have joined our community within the last year you may not know about Virtual Keying Parties. But, it’s about time for another one. This coming Tuesday – May 3rd – will be the biggest virtual keying party we have ever held. We invite you to open up your keying tool this Tuesday and […]

Happy New Year

I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season and are off and running into the New Year.  Before we jump into all the exciting things we have planned for 2011, I’d like to take a few minutes and look back at some highlights from 2010.  It really was an inspiring year! For those of […]

World Record Challenge – Update

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:   And, you can always check out our Facebook page for […]