Did You Help Key These Records?

It’s been a busy couple of weeks.  I was in Washington D.C. all last week for the International Jewish Genealogy Conference.  I did seven presentations throughout the week and managed to mention you (our great community) and the Ancestry World Archives Project in most of them.  Also, the director of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum gave the keynote address on Sunday evening and spent half of her time talking about the World Memory Project and you and the wonderful contributions you are making to the USHMM collections.  I got a printed copy of parts of her talk and will share that with you in a few days along with some of my thoughts.

In the meantime, I want to share with you one of my favorite phrases.  (If you’ve been here for a while you should know what it is…say it with me, people…)

Released To Search

France Historical Postcards has finally gone live.  This great collection contains over 46,000 postcards and can be searched by keyword or location.  While you are at it, be sure to check out the other six postcard databases (listed in the sidebar on that page) our community helped to create.  Have you enriched your family histories with images of the places your ancestors lived?

Could your ancestor have been an apprentice in England in the 1700s?  If so, be sure to check out the UK, Register of Duties Paid for Apprentices’ Indentures, 1710-1811.  This database contains over half a million records of taxes paid by masters for indenture of apprentices.  Some records even contain the names of the apprentices’ parents.

Thank you to all of our community for your continued contribution.  And, today, thanks especially to the 1,367 of you who helped key and arbitrate these two projects.  Did you help key these records?

Until next time – Happy Keying!

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I worked on both! I love the apprentice records. There is so much info in there. I hope people are able to find some family members in there!

Yes, both, I did not so many apprentices indents, but did a fair number of postcards.

The cards were great to look at.

Really glad to see these 2 projects completed as I keyed on both. I have already found several ancestors on the Apprentices Records.

At one time when we were told to return any outstanding sets on the Aprrentices records and that this project was “cancelled”, I did wonder whether we would ever see it. So what did hapen to the records we returned? Did someone else complete them, or have they just been omitted? It would be good to have some confirmation on this.

Hi Jeni – We actually had the remainder keyed by professional indexers. So, everything that was in the original set of records we received has been included in the release. Thanks for your contribution!

loved the apprentice records both keyed and arbitrated and have found a family member. more records for england please, Dorset disappeared so quick I didn’t get a chance to key.

I am keying Romania , records of survivors and victims. Are there other jurisdictions then Iasi on record maybe completed before I started too?