It is time for a challenge!
We’ll be making our way around the world, one country at a time. Phileas Fogg thought he could go around the world in 80 days, I think we can do it in 8 weeks. Starting and ending as he did in the UK.
Week 1 (October 29-November 2):
- Isle of Wight, England, Non-Conformist Registers, 1832-1937
- West Yorkshire, England, Quarter Session Orders, 1637-1914
- West Yorkshire, England, Alehouse Licences, 1771-1962
Week 2 (November 3-November 9):
- Mainz, Germany, Emigration Register, 1856-1877
- USHMM – Poland, Lòdz Ghetto Register Books, 1939-1944 (Part 1)
- USHMM – Krakow, Poland, Applications for ID Cards for Jews during World War II (Part 5)
Week 3 (November 10-November 16):
- Cartes électorales de Paris et ses environs et d’autres villes françaises, 1900-1932 (France Electoral Cards)
- Lübeck, Germany, Citizenship Register, 1591-1919
Week 4 (November 17- November 23):
- Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, The Ottawa Journal, 1885-1980
- Kansas, City and County Census, 1919-1978
- U.S., Military Registers, Army (Part 1)
Week 5 (November 24 – November 30):
- Intermission – pick your favorite projects
Week 6 (December 1- December 7):
- City of Savannah – Licenses and Bonds
- US Military Registers, Army (Part 2)
- U.S., Newspaper Extractions from the Northeast, 1790-1930
Week 7 (December 8- December 14):
- Pennsylvania, Society of Mayflower Descendants Applications
- Tennessee, Early Land Registers
- Texas, Convict Ledgers and Conduct Registries, 1849-1970
Week 8 (December 15 -December 21):
- Dorset, England, Quarter Session Order Books, 1625-1951
- London Settlement, Shoreditch
- Liverpool, United Kingdom, Crew Lists 1860-1919
There will be a top keyer and reviewer for each week in addition to Daily Challenges that will be announced at the beginning of each week.
Ready, set, go!
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