Archives for November, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!

For many of you today is a regular work day but for all of our contributors who reside in the United States today is a day when families gather and give thanks for all that we have.  We remember our relatives who took the long and harrowing ship rides across the ocean, and the hardships […]

New Help Articles

If you have questions regarding the New England Naturalization Indexes or the England and Wales, Criminal Registers you’re in luck!  We have two new articles to assist you in keying these projects.  The articles address the more frequently ased questions so if you have questions that we didn’t answer in these articles please send them to We are […]

Keying Tool Update – Version

As you have likely noticed we launched a new version of the tool late yesterday afternoon.  The first time you open the tool after we have made an update it will take a minute or two for the program to load. Many of the changes we made are not noticeable but will make the tool […]

New Help Articles

As part of our efforts to improve the keying program and the resources available to contributors we are writing a series of new Help articles.  Based on the feedback we have received the first article in the series is “Tips for Reading Old Handwriting“.  This article gives you tips about letters that often look the same and also includes […]

General Keying Guidelines

Over the past few weeks we’ve seen a lot of questions regarding how information should be keyed.  So that we’re all on the same page we’ve taken the most common questions, found the answers, and posted them all in one place, an online article found here.           If you think we’ve missed something, have feedback or have further questions please send them […]

Give us your feedback in a quick survey

We want to hear from you!  If you have a minute or two we would love you to take a quick survey about the World Archives Project.  Let us know what you think – where we could improve, what projects you like best and anything else you want us to know.  As we work through […]