Archives for January, 2009

Project Update – Historic Postcards, U.S.

We added this new project just in time for the weekend!   It is fun to take a look back and to see new places as you venture through these image sets.  This collection is the first of a series of historic postcards from the U.S. – additional collections will be coming later this year. You […]

Arbitration Webinar – The archived webinars are now available!

If you didn’t get a chance to join us for the arbitration webinars you can now view them online. Session I, which was focused on UK collections, the England, Newspaper Index Cards and the England and Wales, Criminal Registers is available here.   Session II, which was more focused on US records, Nebraska State Census and the Naturalisation records, is available here.  Both webinars last […]

Ancestry Collections and the World Archives Project

We’ve received a few questions regarding projects that are currently being keying through the World Archives Project that are already online at and wanted to provide some clarification.  There are a few projects that fit this category to some degree (some are partially available on and the reasons why we would add these collections […]

Tool Update – Version is now live

We have recently launched the newest version of the tool. As Melissa mentioned in her post yesterday we have a new install program.  When you open the tool again you will notice that a pop-up that lets you know that we need to uninstall the old program and that the new version of the tool […]

We are Updating our Install Program

In a few days, we will be changing the install program we use for the Ancestry World Archives tool. In addition to handling the initial installation of the tool, the program also handles installation of upgrades and new versions. As part of our beta process, we discovered that the old install program was not meeting […]

Keying Bug

We have discovered a bug that is causing information you have entered to be lost in some situations. How the bug works: Open the image set. Start entering the information. Mark fields where there isn’t information present on the image “Blank” (Ctrl+B). Finish entering information. When you move on the information in the field immediately […]

Understanding Accuracy

We’ve received a lot of feedback regarding accuracy and wanted to let you know a little more about why we started showing the accuracy rating and about how accuracy is counted. As more contributors joined the project we were asked many times for an indicator of how well they were doing – since we all […]

Webinar Announcement – Keyed In: Learn the Ins and Outs of Arbitration

Join us Thursday for an hour exploring the world of arbitration and for the opportunity to ask us questions regarding arbitration and the World Archives Project. I will be leading you through the arbitration process, and the keying guidelines as well as providing insights into how you can become a better keyer through arbitrating.  I […]