Last week Ancestry.com released the beta of its World Archives Project, its entry into the volunteer indexing arena. Those selected as beta testers received an e-mail invitation reading in part,
We’re excited to let you know that you’ve been selected to participate in the World Archives Project private beta test.
The FamilySearch Indexing application is written in Java so that it, theoretically, can be used with any computer system (PC, Mac, etc.) that supports Java. In contrast, the Ancestry application is written specifically for the Windows PC environment.
The screen image, below, shows the World Archive Project Keying Tool which looks quite similar to the FamilySearch tool. Both display the image across the top half of the window and a table at the bottom in which to type the information from the image.
I'll try and come back and give more general information at a later time. Stay tuned...