Beat the Heat Challenge

As the heat of the summer has increased I am spending more time inside during the day.  More time inside = more time to index!  Even though some of you may be fortunate not to live in an oven during the summer you can still join us in spending some quality time inside, in front of the fan with your computer. 🙂

Beat the Heat Challenges

June 26-27: Favorite project(s)

June 30-July 1: The Ottawa Journal & Niagara Falls Honeymoon Registries

July 4-5: U.S. Southern Claims Commission & New York, United Methodist Church Records

July 7-9: USHMM projects

July 12-13: West Yorkshire Quarter Session (review) & Ireland Famine and Relief Commission Papers

July 17-18: Savannah, Georgia Licenses and Bonds & Illinois, Chicago and North Western Railroad (review only)

July 21-22: Tennessee Land Registers & The New Zealand Gazette

July 25-26: Australia Government Gazettes & Victoria Police Gazettes

July 30-31: Favorite project(s)

For each Challenge there will be a Top Keyer and Top Reviewer*.  In addition, during each Challenge contributors who submit 100+ records will be entered in a drawing for our “Don’t Let The World’s Stories Disappear” t-shirts.


*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. 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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