TOP NEWS Debuts World Archives Project

Online genealogical service revealed Wednesday that it has started an initiative aimed at digitally preserving millions of important historical records. said the initiative, called the World Archives Project, will allow people from anywhere in the world to transcribe historical documents at their convenience and from their home computers. explained that contributors will use a free transcription program to process select historical documentsóranging from naturalization records to ship manifestsóby typing in information from scanned images. Any online indexes that result from the project will be available for free on, the company noted. is a subsidiary of Provo, Utah-based The Generations Network Inc.