Four Week Challenge

To celebrate our four year anniversary we will be having a four week challenge.  Each week we will announce the “Project of the Day” challenges – some will be for keying and some for reviewing.  In addition to the daily challenges there will be prizes for the overall top keyer and reviewer each week and the top four keyers and reviewers for the month of April.

Week 1 Challenges:

Tuesday & Wednesday, April 2-3: Kansas, City and County Census, 1919-1978 

Saturday & Sunday, April 6-7: Rhode Island Vital Extracts projects – currently there are only review image sets available

Happy keying and reviewing!

*Terms and Conditions: The Project of the Day Challenges (each a “Challenge”) are administered by Operations Inc, 360 West 4800 North, Provo, Utah 84604, USA (“Ancestry”). The Challenges are open to contributors resident in USA, UK, Canada and Australia, aged 18 or over, except employees or agents of Ancestry or its group companies. Each Challenge begins at 00:01 MST and ends at 23:59 MST on the relevant day.  A prize will be awarded to: (1) the contributor who keys the most entries, and (2) the contributor who arbitrates or reviews the most entries, during the period of the Challenge.  The prizes will consist of either (i) a copy of  FTM, (ii) a 3 month Ancestry membership, or (iii) a DNA test, as available. The prizes cannot be exchanged for money. Contributors may win one prize only. The winners will be notified by e-mail after the end of each Challenge.  If a prize winner cannot be contacted within two weeks of being notified, Ancestry reserves the right to award the prize to an alternate winner. Ancestry’s decision is final and binding. No cash alternatives to the prizes will be offered, and the prizes are not transferable. You agree to Ancestry making the name and state of winners available on request.  For details of the winners, email

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Please stop the focus on speed and meganumbers of keyings in record time.
there are SO many inaccuracies anyway in the database. this just ensures more and more inaccuracy and more and more WRONG information. Very sad. Users of the database and future generations will not thank us for this.

I hope the week 2 challenges are going to be announced very soon? We are already some way into the week and it is always helpful to have some notice of what projects are going to be included so we have time to read up on the project instructions etc beforehand.

unfortunately in the UK the projects that are to be done for the challenges disappear before we even get chance to upload them because of the time difference