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 lists, immigration records, displaced orphan registers, family questionnaires and more. Most of these collections are in Czech, French, German, or Polish. If none of those are your native language, do not be discouraged. Many of these records are cleanly fielded and we provide you with detailed instructions on exactly what to key from each field. You will find this “field help” in the keying tool on the left-hand side as you are keying. So, why not download an image set and give it a try?
We also provide a project page for each collection that includes detailed keying instructions, image samples, and, on some projects, even a video showing you exactly how to transcribe the information from the images to help create a searchable index.
To help you decide which collections you might be interested in keying we have provided a little information about each one. To find those project descriptions, click here. On the right-hand side of the page you will see “Collections Ready For Keying.” Select a project you are interested in learning more about and click through to read more about that project.
When you find one that interests you, download an image set and start keying. Then, come back here and leave a comment letting us know which collection you chose. I know I have had some very strong reactions to keying some of these records. I would love to have you share your experiences with us.
The World Memory Project – The power of truth is in your hands.