I have been a member of Ancestry since way back. I have availed myself of the several resources there quite happily, but from time to time, have scratched my head wondering how things were indexed. Now this project has been going on for ages, but I guess I finally took my blinders off and actually noticed the sidebar that was impelling me to jump in and help out with the World Archives Project. What does that mean? It means being able to lend your time to key information from original records that then allow those records to be searchable on Ancestry for all of us. I wish I had found this earlier.
Now, there are always several projects going on, and your ability to choose what you can help key will not always mean that you can see projects super relevant to your own research interests, but I have found that I don’t care anymore if it’s something I am currently researching, because this is opening my eyes to types of records I might not have realised existed.Continue reading “The Committee is Placed in A Most Painful Situation”