Fw: [iajgs] USHMM and Ancestry.com Launch World Memory Project
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From: "Jan Meisels Allen" <janmallen@...>
Date: Tue, 3 May 2011 12:43:14
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Subject: [iajgs] USHMM and Ancestry.com Launch World Memory Project
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The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and Ancestry.com announced on
May 3 that they launched the World Memory Project creating the largest
online resource of information on victims of holocaust and Nazi persecution.
The world memory project ( www.WorldMemoryProject.org) will recruit the
public to help build the online resource for information on Jewish victims
of the holocaust and the millions of non-Jews who were targeted for
persecution by Nazi Germany and its collaborators. Individuals world wide
are encouraged to register and become a contributor. Ancestry.com
contributors have already indexed over 30,000 Museum archival documents that
will soon be searchable at no cost by users around the globe.
The World Memory Project will utilize proprietary software and project
management donated by Ancestry.com, which hosts its own online archival
project to expand its transcribed records collections. Once transcribed, the
indices will be hosted exclusively on Ancestry.com and permanently free to
search. The Museum will also provide copies of documents to survivors and
their families at no cost. The original documentation will remain in the
Museum's archival collection.
For more information see the press release available
Also more about the project is posted at:
Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee
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