It’s Wednesday so there must be new projects!

Two new projects are now available to key – Rutherford County Marriages and USHMM – Krakow, Poland, Applications for ID Cards for Jews during World War II (Part 2).

The Marriages of Rutherford County, North Carolina, 1779-1868 is a small collection.  The records are typed so this is a perfect collection for beginners to work on to get used to the keying tool. 

The USHMM – Krakow, Poland, Applications for ID Cards for Jews during World War II (Part 2) is the second in a series of projects we will be keying from the Krakow collection.  There are two difference between this and the first project.

1.This project is single key/review.  In reviewing past collections we do not feel that there will be a decrease in quality and we are excited for the 100% review.  The other reason we have decided to transition to single key/review process is to hopefully get the records online more timely. 
2. Part 2 has about half the records as the first collection.

There is a sense of urgency around the USHMM record collections due to the advanced ages of the survivors of the Holocaust and their families.  And as you know, it is far easier to find these records when there is an index so we are working on ways to decrease the time it takes between releasing the projects and getting the index online. 


If you have questions regarding either project please post them on the Discussion page.

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Why is the Rutherford project not available? Surely, it hasn’t all been checked out already. I know you said it’s a small project, but I was hoping to download a few image sets before they were all gone.

Very small projects tend to go quickly as some keyers download more than a few at a time. There may be some that are canceled and put back into circulation or rejected from review.

There were less than 200 image sets for Rutherford. If you are not seeing Krakow make sure you are not filtering the download list by language.

Rutherford is now showing as 84% completed although it seems that no image sets have been reviewed yet. Is that right?

I dont know if this is the place to mention this, but I am not sure if its my computer or the software. It is extremeley sensitive when I hit the button to go to the next image. This has cost me missed keying pages. Its okay when itsa any but the last page, because I can go back. But when that last page flips submit (I DO NOT HIT THE SUBMIT BUTTON) there is no way to get it back, or is there. Do you have a remedy other than I need to be extremely careful when hitting button

@dorothy, there is a failsafe that may have been disabled. “Are you sure you want to submit?”

To re-enable it, Got to the HELP menu and select CLEAR USER SETTINGS.

Hmmm, I just noticed 66 Rutherford image sets available for review and it is showing as 48% completed, so I guess the percentage completed was wrong before.

I have just typed the last of the USHMM – Krakow, Poland, Applications for ID Cards for Jews during World War II (Part 2). and was proud to do so. I just don’t know what to do next. Do I go onto the next USHMM – Krakow, Lotz,or will have a break. I am used to the set-up of the Krakow ones so I suppose I will get used to the Lotz one.
Anyone with a suggestion? Maybe an easy one for a break.