15 Nov

Digitization Day

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 3:30pm
Event Location: 
The New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, 36 W 44th Street, New York, NY 10036
Event Sponsor: 
The New York Genealogical and Biographical Society

Our Indexing and Digitization Project Kickoff in January was a huge success! Hundreds of volunteers—at our offices in Manhattan and across the country via the internet—spent Friday and Saturday hard at work, and exceeded even our wildest expectations.

Volunteers indexed records from our New York State Religious Records collection, specifically Royden Woodward Vosburgh’s expert typeface transcriptions,
and a separate index card collection that links families together. New volumes from counties across the state are included, e.g. Columbia, Rensselaer, Schoharie,
and Otsego. Each image was indexed by two different volunteers—this ensure accuracy and quality. Additional collections were digitized and will be
added to the NYG&B eLibrary later this year. We were joined by some members of the Findmypast team who helped provide some excellent digitization expertise and equipment.

The indexing project is ongoing with some volunteers continuing daily. Here’s the current count:
‒‒More than 80,000 records indexed
‒‒More than 50,000 records digitized

Many thanks to all the volunteers who participated in this project and made it such an amazing success! To join the project, sign up here