JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen US Holocaust Memorial Museum and Ancestry.com Days of Remembrance of the Victims of the Holocaust-World Memory Project. #general


Jan Meisels Allen
 

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) in Washington DC has named
April 27-May 4, 2014 National Days of Remembrance. April 28, 2014 was Yom Hashoah
commemorated on that day in Israel and the United States - the anniversary of the
Warsaw Ghetto uprising corresponding to the 27th day of Nisan on the Hebrew
calendar. Coincidentally, this week is the anniversary between Ancestry.com and the
USHMM for the World Memory Project a crowd-sourcing project that allows the public
to help make the records >from the Museum searchable by name online for free. In the
past three years, more than 3,100 contributors have indexed 2.44+ million records.
There are 15 new databases available to search for free on Ancestry.com - to access
them go to: http://search.ancestry.com/search/group/USHMM_Collection .

To read more about the Ancestry records and participation see their blog at:
http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/

If you would like to participate in the World Memory Project there are currently
three projects to choose >from in the indexing stages:
USHMM  Krakow, Poland, ID Card Applications for Jews During WWII, 1940-1941
USHMM Poland, Lodz Ghetto Worker ID Cards, 1939-1944
USHMM Poland, Lodz Ghetto Register Books, 1939-1944

To start with you download a free software program and then typing details
from a record image into a database that will then become searchable online.
To find out more about the World Memory Project and If you are interested in
volunteering to index the records go to: http://www.worldmemoryproject.org/

I have no affiliation with Ancestry.com and am writing this post for the
information of the reader.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

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