Commemorate 20 Years of Honoring Memory and Inspiring Action

Posted by afechter on February 9, 2013 in World Archives Project

Two years ago Ancestry.com and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum created the World Memory Project.  This project is part of the World Archives Project and allows anyone, anywhere to help create the largest free online resource for information about victims and survivors of the Holocaust and Nazi persecution during WWII. Although our partnership started Read More

International Holocaust Remembrance Day

Posted by Crista Cowan on January 27, 2012 in Collections, World Archives Project

Today, January 27th, is the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau. As such, the United Nations has designated this day, each year, as International Holocaust Remembrance Day. This year, in particular, the theme is Children and the Holocaust. Over 1.5 million Jewish children, and tens of thousands of other children were murdered during the Holocaust. Read More

The First World Memory Project Collection Now Available In Search

Posted by Crista Cowan on August 11, 2011 in World Archives Project

Three months ago, Ancestry.com and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum launched the World Memory Project. Since that time almost 2000 community contributors have indexed over 395,000 records across 15 different record collections.  These records contain information about victims and survivors of the Holocaust and Nazi-era persecution. We are proud to announce that this generous community Read More

World Archives Project Update

Posted by afechter on August 31, 2010 in World Archives Project

Over the past few months we have released 3 new projects keyed through the World Archives Project, England, Newspaper Index Cards, Sydney and New South Wales, Sands Street Index, 1861-1930 and Perth, Scotland, Survey of Inhabitants, 1766, 1773.  The indexes for these projects, containing more than 1.27 million records, can be searched for free due to the efforts of 5500+ contributors! Read More

World Archives Project Releases New Projects: Slave Narratives and London School Admissions

Posted by afechter on February 11, 2010 in World Archives Project

In the past week we have released two exciting collections to be indexed through the World Archives Project. Yesterday we released the Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves, 1936-1938.  Within these records are interviews with former slaves, photos, and folklore – or in other words a captivating Read More