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Posted: 08/07/2014


Ancestry.com is the world's largest online resource for family history. We have helped pioneer the market for online family history research, taking a pursuit that was expensive and time-consuming and making it easy, affordable and accessible to anyone with an interest in their family history. The foundation of our service is an extensive collection of billions of historical records that we have digitized, indexed and put online over the past 18 years. These digital records and documents, combined with our proprietary online search technologies, tools and collaboration features, have enabled our more than two million subscribers to create over 14 billion historical records, along with millions of DNA results to make meaningful discoveries about the lives of their ancestors. With over 1,400 employees around the world, we are known for our cutting-edge technology, phenomenal innovation, and offer a compelling and rewarding workplace where you will thrive. We seek out passionate people to join our mission of helping people discover, preserve and share their family history. We invite you to explore and discover the many opportunities that await you at Ancestry.com.

Archival Digitization Specialist – Contractor
Professional Opportunity
Richmond, VA
Open Until
Until Filled

Job Description:

This is a contract position performing document preservation at a local archive or library. Working as a document/archival preservationist for Ancestry.com requires a technical and computer literate individual who ideally has previous experience working with digitization, archival documents, and/or goal oriented production projects. Qualified candidates will also be detail-oriented, organized, and accustomed to working independently in an environment that handles focused and repetitive tasks which requires a logical balance of efficiency and accuracy.  This opportunity requires the contractor to work within the normal business hours of the archive or library and, as such, is not a work-from-home opportunity. This assignment is expected to last 6 months to 1 year and will report to Ancestry.coms Remote Production Manager  


The compensation for this position is $13/hour.

Daily Tasks:

·        Capture digital images of documents as specified by the company

·        Perform quality audits on each roll that is scanned before transmission

·        Report progress and quality audit notes according to the tracking system outlined

·        Enter data into spreadsheets and other software

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