Tuesday, 17 February 2015

Belfast Newsletter indexing and other Ancestry WAP projects

I've just had a quick look at Ancestry's volunteer based World Archive Project (for indexing) page to see what is up and coming, and note that the Belfast Newsletter, which has been on the site for some time in a browse only format, is currently close to having vital records intimations notices from 1738-1925 indexed. Unfortunately, however, the project is only unlocking part of the paper's potential, as the instruction "Do not key any vital information from regular news articles" sadly reveals. Nevertheless, this will be a useful resource when uploaded for public access.

Here is what is on the WAP slate just now:

Listed as 'Active':
Ireland, Famine Relief Commission Papers, 1844-1847

Listed as 'Unavailable' (for new transcribers):
Belfast, Northern Ireland, The Belfast Newsletter, 1738-1925
London, England, Selected Poor Law Removal and Settlement Records, 1828-1930 (Update)
Surrey, England, Regimental Rolls, 1892-1947
West Yorkshire, England, Quarter Session Orders, 1637-1914
West Yorkshire, England, Removal and Settlement, 1627-1912

The WAP page is available at http://community.ancestry.co.uk/wap/dashboard.aspx.


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