Archives for April, 2015

Two new projects


Today brings us two new projects, U.S., Chicago and North Western Railroad Employment Records, 1935-1970 and USHMM – Czechoslovakia, Selected Jewish Holocaust Records, 1942-1945. U.S., Chicago and North Western Railroad Employment Records, 1935-1970 is very similar to the previous Chicago and Northwestern Railroad projects – keying employment records for individuals working on the railroad.  The records are generally […]

“Essential” fields


Let’s talk a little about essential or highlighted fields.  What are they?  Why are they different? Do I need to key just these fields? Every record should have this information and it is essential in creating the index.  Generally the essential fields are names and dates. If you do not enter anything in this field […]

Love is in the air


Our new project is the Ontario, Canada, Niagara Falls Honeymoon Registries, 1940-2010.  The majority of the records we will be indexing are for newlyweds who signed the registry while honeymooning at Niagara Falls.  If you have feedback or questions please post them on the Discussion page or the Canada Records message board.

Challenge Wrap-Up


We had a great challenge! Over the period of the  8 days we keyed and reviewed 20,872 image sets for a total of 349,803 records. Here is a recap of the Top Keyers and Reviewers. Challenge 1: Peggy S and Robert B Challenge 2: Kathie G and Kerrie Z Challenge 3: Anne W and Stanton B Challenge 4:  Karen W and Jane […]

Challenge 2 Winners


Congratulations to …  Kerrie Z, top reviewer contributing to NSW, Government Gazettes, and Kathie G, top keyer contributing to New York, United Methodist Church Records. The current challenge, today and tomorrow, are the projects above 50% – the easiest way to find these projects is to sort by Progress in the Download screen.  For keying there […]

Challenge 1 Winners


It is so fun to track the progress made during the Challenges – and to see the dedication to quality, helping each other, and our favorite projects. Congratulations to Peggy S, and Robert B!  Kansas City and County Census was the favorite for both contributors – and the favorite for many others too.  There were 142 […]