World Memory Project Archive

World Memory Project – Student Program


This past fall the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and Ancestry launched a program for students in the U.S. to participate in keying records as part of their experience in learning about the Holocaust. The USHMM education staff have reached out to schools and we currently have 3 schools participating in the program. Having two [...]

World Memory Project Update


It is a great week for the World Memory Project!   Yesterday we completed the Romania, Family Questionnaires for Jewish Holocaust Survivors and Victims, 1945 – just under 15,000 image sets.   And today we released two projects live to be searched on Ancestry - Poland, Jews Displaced from Biała Podlaska to Międzyrzec-Podlaski, 1942 and Palestine, Illegal Immigration from [...]

It’s time to celebrate!


Today marks the one year anniversary of the World Memory Project!  In 365 days this is what you have accomplished: 1.3 million records keyed and arbitrated Completed 9 projects, 7 are live on Ancestry Currently working on 7 projects You have done a lot toward our goal of  building the largest free online resource for information [...]

World Memory Project Update


Woohoo!  Yesterday we hit a big milestone for the World Memory Project.  Over the past year you have keyed more than 1,000,000 records and completed 8 projects! Together with our partners at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, we want to give a big “Thank you” to everyone who has worked on these projects and [...]

World Memory Project Update


It’s a big week for the World Memory Project and the for the Ancestry World Archives Project community.  We published three new projects to key.  We released a new project to search.  And, we are getting ready for a busy week at the IAJGS conference in Washington D.C.  Keep reading for all of the latest [...]

Welcome To All Our New Keyers


We launched the World Memory Project almost a week ago. Since then thousands of keyers haved joined the Ancestry World Archives Project community. Together we have keyed over a half a million records this week, a large percentage of which were on collections from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. I am humbled and amazed [...]

Top Tips For New Keyers


Since our announcement on Tuesday of the partnership between the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and Ancestry.com to create the World Memory Project, hundreds of you have joined our community. Welcome! We are so glad you are here. We are so pleased to be part of a community dedicated to bringing these significant records online [...]

Six New Projects and Four We’ve Been Piloting


If you missed our big announcement yesterday be sure to read it here. And, to all of the new keyers who have joined us in the last 24 hours – Welcome! We’re so glad you have joined our community. Ten World Memory Project collections are now online and ready for keying. We are indexing deportation [...]

Introducing…The World Memory Project


Our Ancestry World Archives Project community is about to get a whole lot bigger! Almost three years ago we started the Ancestry World Archives Project with a vision of involving the genealogy community to make more records accessible and free. Since that time over 76,000 of you have helped to index over 71 million records. [...]