Today we released two new projects to key – Kansas, City and County Census, 1919-1978 and USHMM – Lodz, Poland, Vital Records of Jews in the Lodz Ghetto, 1939-1944.
The Kansas City and County Census records is one of the projects that is replacing the #2 voted for project in our Fall Record Challenge. I am so excited for more census records! There are quite a few image sets, 150,000+, but we will not be keying a good number of them as they are livestock counts versus individuals names – review the project page to see examples of which records we are keying.
And we have a new World Memory Project to key, USHMM Lodz, Poland, Vital Records of Jews in the Lodz Ghetto, 1939-1944. Lodz, as many of you likely know, was one of the largest ghettos, you can read more about it here. I have a hard time thinking about the circumstances that people were living in and I can’t imagine the fears of what would be next. It is hard for me to key these records but I do it so that these individuals, and families, are not forgotten.
If you have questions about these projects come and participate on our Facebook page tomorrow from 10 am to noon MT. (We will also be watching the Discussion page for questions posted there.)