The newspaper has long been available on the website in browse only format, with coverage from 1738-1925, but on October 12th 2015 it released a searchable index for intimations covering the period from 1828-1858 (see http://britishgenes.blogspot.co.uk/2015/10/belfast-newsletter-bmd-entries-1738.html). Although the next phase is under way, the project has not actually indicated what the period of coverage is currently being targeted.
Other projects being tackled just now are New South Wales, Australia, Colonial Secretary’s Papers, 1788-1856 (Part 1), Somerset, England, School Registers, 1860-1914, and USHMM – Poland, Łódź Ghetto Register Books, 1939-1944 (Part 4).
For further details visit http://blogs.ancestry.com/worldarchivesproject/?p=2553.
The status of additional WAP projects of UK and Irish interest:
Ireland, Famine Relief Commission Papers, 1844-1847
England, Somerset, Gaol Registers, 1807-1879
Medway, Kent, England, Poor Law Union Records, 1901-1930
New South Wales, Australia, Government Gazettes, 1853-1899 (Part 2)
New South Wales, Australia, Sheriff's Papers (Part 1)
New Zealand, The New Zealand Gazette, 1860-1894
Ireland, Police Gazette, 1863-1893
Ontario, Canada, Niagara Falls Honeymoon Registries, 1940-2010
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, The Ottawa Journal, 1885-1980 (Part 2)
New South Wales, Australia, Land Records, 1856-1859 (Part 2)
UK, Police Gazette, 1816-1927
Scotland, Royal College of Nursing, Register of Nurses
London, England, Selected Poor Law Removal and Settlement Records, 1828-1930 (Update)
Medway, Kent, England, Poor Law Union Records, 1837-1937
Medway, Kent, England, Poor Law Union Records, 1837-1937 (Part 2)
Surrey, England, Regimental Rolls, 1892-1947
Surrey, England, Regimental Rolls, 1892-1947 (Part 2)
Sutton, England, Royal Female Orphanage, 1890-1913
West Yorkshire, Roman Catholic Oath Records, 1714-1787, 1829
Tasmania, Australia, Police Gazettes, 1884-1933
Tasmania, Reports of Crime, 1861-1883
Victoria, Australia, Police Gazettes, 1914-1924
For more on the World Archives Project, and to download the keying tool to participate in the indexing, please visit http://community.ancestry.co.uk.
For details on my genealogy guide books, including my recently released Discover Irish Land Records and Down and Out in Scotland: Researching Ancestral Crisis, please visit http://britishgenes.blogspot.co.uk/p/my-books.html. My Pinterest account is at https://www.pinterest.com/chrismpaton/.