Projects Update

Wow!  This is long overdue.

In 2016 we indexed 405,134 image sets for a total of 15,234,403 records contributed.  Since the beginning of the year we have indexed 80,180 image sets for a total of 3,882,024 records contributed.  We completed 43 project and 57 projects were launched live on Ancestry.  What a great effort!

Projects that are over a year old:

Ireland, Famine Relief Commission Papers, 1844-1847, 14,278 review image sets remaining

U.S. Southern Claims Commission, Disallowed and Barred Claims, 1871-1880, 3372 keying and 16,046 review image sets remaining

USHMM – Poland, Jewish Holocaust Survivors Registered in Warsaw, 1945-1946, 3634 keying image sets remaining

USHMM – Romania, Selected Holocaust Records, 1940-1945, 432 keying image sets remaining

New Databases Online (will all be added to the Live page soon):

A List of Emigrants from England to America, 1682-1692, 1718-1759

Arizona, Prison Records, 1875-1929

Arizona, School Census Records, 1910-1917

Australia, Newspaper Vital Notices, 1841-2001

Beddington, Surrey, England, Royal Female Orphanage List of Children, 1890-1913

Belfast, Northern Ireland, The Belfast Newsletter (Birth, Marriage and Death Notices), 1738-1925

Colonial Families of the USA, 1607-1775

Czechoslovakia, Selected Jewish Holocaust Records, 1938-1945 (USHMM)

Dorset, England, Bastardy Records, 1725-1853

Dorset, England, Poor Law Apprenticeship Records, 1623-1898

Emigrants in Bondage, 1614-1775

Ireland, Police Gazettes, 1861-1893

Johns’s Notable Australians, 1906

Kansas, City and County Census Records, 1919-1961

Kraków, Poland, ID Card Applications for Jews During WWII, 1940-1941 (USHMM)

Kraków, Poland, Jewish Inhabitants Registration Forms, 1940 (USHMM)

Medway, Kent, England, Poor Law Union Records, 1836-1937

New South Wales, Australia, Government Gazettes, 1853-1899

New South Wales, Australia, Land Records, 1811-1870

New South Wales, Australia, Sheriff’s Papers, 1841-1850

New York and Vicinity, United Methodist Church Records, 1775-1949

New Zealand, The New Zealand Gazette, 1860-1894

Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada, Honeymoon and Visitor Registers, 1949-2011

Ontario, Canada, The Ottawa Journal (Birth, Marriage and Death Notices), 1885-1980

Pennsylvania, County Slave Records 1780-1834

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Runaway Servants, Convicts, and Apprentices, 1728-1796

Poland, Łódź Ghetto Register Books, 1939-1944 (USHMM)

Prague, Czechoslovakia, Selected Holocaust Records, 1939-1945 (USHMM)

Savannah, Georgia, Licenses and Bonds, 1837-1909

Scotland, Nursing Applications, 1921-1945

Somerset, England, Gaol Registers, 1807-1879

Somerset, England, School Registers, 1860-1914

South Australia, Australia, Passenger Lists, 1853

South Australia, Australia, Police Gazettes, 1862-1947

Spanish West Florida, Archives of the Spanish Government, 1782-1816

Tasmania, Australia, Police Gazettes, 1884-1933

U.S., German Immigrants, 1712-1933

Victoria, Australia, Police Gazettes, 1855, 1864-1924

West Yorkshire, Roman Catholic Oath Records, 1714-1787, 1829

Yorkshire, England, Quarter Session Records, 1637-1914

These databases represent a total of more than 12.6 million records and millions more names.  Thank you to all who contributed to these projects and all who continue to contribute!


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Looking forward to some interesting projects coming soon (even if same are Kansas City- is there a record of just how many Kansas City records have been recorded- past,present and future? I’ve enjoyed working on them and strangely, have not seen many duplicates.

I have enjoyed being a part of many of these projects. It is enjoyable and entertaining

I am mostly working on USHMM projects.
At present I key the Romanian project, because no one else seems to and I review the Warszaw and student project when there are sets to do.
I enjoy doing them tremendesly, although the subject matter is very sad and sometimes very upsetting.
Some new ones in future?

I’d like to see a blog about how Ancestry has acquired some of these records when they are put forth for indexing & a little of the history of each record.

I like Diane’s suggestion.
I have wondered where these collections originate,and some information about why they were collected would make keying them more interesting.

We are will have more USHMM projects toward the end of the summer. I am hoping we can complete more of the Romanian and Lodz collections if there are no other options…