Ancestry World Archives Project Update

The following announcement is from Anastasia Tyler, PR and Events Manager at

The Ancestry World Archives Project is a collaborative effort that has allowed thousands of people around the world help to post-returnspreserve history that might otherwise be lost. All records indexed through this effort are available for free to the public. Would you like to give back to the genealogy community?

The following projects were published for keying this past month:

The following projects recently completed keying and are now going through internal quality checks and preparation for posting online:

  • New South Wales, Orphan School Admission Applications and Registers
  • Gateshead, Durham, England, Roll of Honour
  • Perthshire, Scotland, School of Registers
  • Perthshire, Scotland, Militia Survey, 1802
  • Chalmers Biographical Dictionary
  • Lübeck Volkszählung 1831 (Lübeck Census 1831)

Want to see a full list of all active keying projects as well as their current progress to completion? Visit the World Archives Project dashboard.

We’re excited to have signed project partnerships deals with more than 20 genealogical societies and organizations, including the New England Historic Genealogical Society, to sponsor specific projects. Visit our project partners page for a full list of partners.

Author: Leland Meitzler

Leland K. Meitzler founded Heritage Quest in 1985, and has worked as Managing Editor of both Heritage Quest Magazine and The Genealogical Helper. He currently operates Family Roots Publishing Company (, writes daily at, writes the weekly Genealogy Newsline, conducts the annual Salt Lake Christmas Tour to the Family History Library, and speaks nationally, having given over 2000 lectures since 1983.

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