After a short season of famine…


We have four “new” projects today!

  • California, Railroad Employment Records, 1862-1919 (Part 3) This collection is comprised of pay lists, and various employment records for persons working on the railroad. Many of these workers were Asian immigrants who came to build the railroad across America. This collection also contains a “Black List” volume which contain the names and reasons employees were fired or dismissed from employment. The records are generally handwritten, there are some typed records, but are easy to read.  If you have questions, comments or feedback about this project you can post it on the Discussion page or this message board thread.
  • USHMM – Poland, Lodz Ghetto Worker ID Cards, 1939-1944 (Part 2) These records are from the Lodz ghetto and include extracts from birth and marriage registers, information cards, registers of hours worked, registration cards, and protocol forms for those without id cards.  There are 7 specific form types you will want to become familiar with – being in a preset form makes it easier to locate the information to be keyed, and an 8th miscellaneous form type to encompass all of the remaining records with names to be keyed.  Because of the number of form types and the records being in either German or Polish this is an Average rated project.  If you have questions, comments or feedback about this project you can post it on the Discussion page or this message board thread.
  • USHMM – UK, Holocaust Records From The Religious Society of Friends in Great Britain, 1933-1942  This collection was partially keyed by high school students and is set up in the double key/arbitrate format.  The collection contains records the Religious Society of Friends in Great Britain’s Germany Emergency Committee during the years 1933-1942. Among these papers are the minutes kept of meeting and correspondence concerning Jewish affairs and those that sought the aid of the Friends.  The records are in English making this an easier World Memory Project project to key.  If you have questions, comments or feedback about this project you can post it on the Discussion page or this message board thread.
  • USHMM – UK, Holocaust Records From The British Federation of University Women, 1938-1951  This collection was also partially keyed by high school students and is set up in the double key/arbitrate format.  This collection is comprised of the minutes of meetings kept by the British Federation of University Women, regarding assistance provided to Holocaust survivors, as well as various papers from case files reviewed by the same organization.  These records are in English and are generally typed and easy to decipher.   If you have questions, comments or feedback about this project you can post it on the Discussion page or this message board thread.

Happy keying!

 

Information and Links

Join the fray by commenting, tracking what others have to say, or linking to it from your blog.


Other Posts

Reader Comments

We realized that we had a hiccup in our system. The review image sets for California Railroad Employment Records are now available and the image sets for keying and review for USHMM – Poland, Lodz Ghetto Worker ID Cards, 1939-1944 (Part 2) will also be available shortly.