Ancestry.com owner, the Generations Network, is starting a preservation project in Montgomery, Alabama as evidenced by this advertisement on Yahoo!hotjobs. Contacted for comment, spokesperson Mike Ward confirmed the project.
"We’re working with the Alabama Department of Archives & History to digitize some Civil War records on-site," disclosed Ward.
Ward said that Ancestry.com is also working on the Alabama State Census, which is being indexed through Ancestry.com's volunteer indexing program, the World Archives Project. A check of the project page did not show any Alabama State Census images currently available for download, but active indexers of any database will be able to see the resulting Alabama State Census database once it is published. For more information, visit www.ancestry.com/worldarchivesproject.
Thanks for letting us know about the start of the project at the Alabama Archives. For those of us researching in Alabama, this is exciting. When I checked today I did not see the Alabama State Census available for indexing at the World Archives Project site... I hope this means the data will be accessible soon.
I have posted a link to your blog and to this post in particular at the Birmingham Genealogical Society blog.
Thank you. And thanks for the link on your blog (http://birminghamgenealogy.wordpress.com).
-- The Insider