Archives for February, 2012


Here are a few updates that I am very excited about. New York, U.S. Naturalization Records – Original Documents, 1795-1972 is almost complete!  There are still a few image sets being worked on but they are all checked out.   This project has been a favorite since 20o9.  Thank you to the 8545 contributors who have […]

New Project – Glasgow, Scotland, Crew Lists

The Glasgow, Scotland, Crew Lists are similar to the Liverpool, United Kingdom, Crew Lists 1860-1919 – with crew lists for ships whose home port was registered as Glasgow, Scotland.  The records are mainly handwritten with the older records being a little more challenging to read.   If you have questions about keying, or reviewing, these records post them to the […]

Did you receive the January newsletter?

On January 31 we sent out the bi-monthly World Archives Project Newsletter.  If you didn’t receive it you can read it here and you’ll want to make sure to update your newsletter preferences so you receive future editions.

Here’s a look at what’s happened so far this month…

February has been a busy month and we still have a week left! I’ll start with the news that I think is the most exciting.  This month we have released 4 projects live on Ancestry!  Washington D.C., Ex-Slave Pension Correspondence and Case Files, 1892-1922 Perthshire, Scotland, Cess, Stent and Valuation Rolls, 1650-1899 USHMM: Soviet Union, Records […]

Two new projects – Census of the Cumberland Settlements & North Carolina, State Census, 1784-1787

We’ve just published two new projects for keying.  These projects are a little different than our typical projects as they are currently available to search on Ancestry.  When we first worked on these projects we used an OCR technology to recognise the names on the records and create an index.  Since this time we have discovered that the OCR […]

Thanks for a great trip!

Over the past few weeks many contributors, from many different countries, have joined us in working on ten projects as we worked our way around the world.  We are truly the World Archives Project!  Due to your efforts we are bringing more records to the public – making the people on the records live on and […]

From Italy all the Way to New Zealand

Italy had a few visitors yesterday as we keyed and arbitrated 177 image sets – a large increase over a typical Thursday.  Thank you to everyone who worked on the Pavia Matrimonio records!  And congratulations to… Linda V. from Pennsylvania and Ermanno from Italy!  Tomorrow we’ll be in the southern hemisphere.  The  New Zealand City & Area […]

Challenge Update

There were a lot of participants yesterday when we visited France with the USHMM – Eure-et-Loir, France, Selected Holocaust Records so we had some good competition.    Congratulations to yesterday’s winners!  The top keyer was Carol, from Virginia, with 2148 records and Karen, from Nottinghamshire, was the top arbitrator with 161 image sets.* Tomorrow we are visiting […]

Challenge Winners!

It has been a busy couple of days of indexing!  I hope everyone is keeping up with all of our travels. Tomorrow we will be in France with the USHMM – Eure-et-Loir, France, Selected Holocaust Records.  These are relatively simple records to key – the records are typically typed and most of the records I have keyed […]