05 February 2010

What's 99% Done? SCGS-Sponsored World Archives Project

It's been nearly two years since work began to transcribe the Southern California Naturalization Index for the World Archives Project. This set of records is 99% finished, and the information will be soon online and available for searching.

A hearty thank-you goes out to everyone who helped work on this project. If you haven't had a chance to donate time to this important project, tonight's a great time to start.

Here's an announcement I received from our good friend Suzanne Russo Adams, our contact at Ancestry.com:

Tonight (February 5) from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm Mountain Time (that’s 8:00 PM New York time or GMT+7) we will be testing out the idea of a “virtual” keying party using Twitter as our platform for communication.

Use the hashtag #awap to participate in and keep track of the conversation. Want to know what to tweet about? Here are a few ideas.
  • Have a question about a record you are keying? Tweet about it.
  • Downloading an image set and want to let us know what project you are working on? Tweet about it.
  • Finished an image set and want to tell us how many records you keyed? Tweet about it.
  • Done for the night and want to give us a total of what you accomplished? Tweet about it.
Join the party and help to preserve some of the world's important records for future generations.

Not a Tweeter?  You can get a free Twitter account at www.twitter.com

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