Keying Tool Updates 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 […]

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 […]

Change is in the air

Over the past few months we have been hard at work on updating the keying tool.  The keying tool 2.0 will be available in the coming weeks – likely end of October. Due to backend changes occurring at Ancestry the keying tool will be down starting the 30th until the new tool is ready.  Unfortunately, […]

New Keying Tool Now Available

You may have noticed that it took a few seconds longer than usual to open up the Keying Tool today. That’s because we rolled the latest and greatest version of the Keying Tool this morning. We made some changes on the backend that you probably won’t notice at all. We also made some changes in the […]

Big Changes!

We’ve worked with a representative group of your peers over the last several months to test and implement some changes to the Keying Tool.  Many of these changes are things you have requested.  Some of these changes are process changes that we feel will allow your contribution to have an even greater impact.   We […]

Keying Tool Update, Version

Just a few minutes ago we launched a new version of the keying tool that has a few items I am really excited about.  Enhanced International language pop-up (It has about twice as many characters, and has a new look.) Image sizes have been adjusted to 50% – this should keep you from having to constantly […]