Talk:World Archives Project: USHMM Lodz, Poland, Vital Records of Jews in the Lodz Ghetto, 1939-1944

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The names are mostly spelled in polish. Please use the polish accents. Don't rely too much on the drop down list. Very often the accents have not been used. --Elisabeth power 12:40, 19 January 2012 (UTC)

There is a batch of images showing "Gericht..." (court...) "Auskunft" (information), other documents and sometimes just pieces of paper with a name and date on it. Some keyers have chosen the form type "image with no data" or other form types. This is wrong. The form type used should be "Miscellaneous Data".

Most images have at least one recorded name and mostly also a document date, although the data is sometimes difficult to find and also difficult to read. Sometimes there are also long letters in Polish. Please try to find the relevant information. I often use Google Translate to find my way. It is tideous. --Elisabeth power 08:27, 12 February 2012 (UTC)

After keying death for a while all of a sudden some lists turn up without a header. I keyed these as miscellaneous and entered all the names I could see. Now I have a similar list with the heading: Date:, Nr:, Name d. Best. = Name des Bestatters (name of the funeral director), Name d. Verst. = Name des Verstorbenen (name of the deceased. I key these as death records. --Elisabeth power 10:10, 8 May 2012 (UTC)

The last three rolls ending with -3, -4, -5 are all deaths.

Roll -4, -5 we only key key records for the primary person's death, not the informants. You can recognise this by the words: "und zeigten folgenden Todesfall an." The name is written much larger. We do not key the informant's information.

There seems to be much confusion about keying the address and many variations appear. Let's agree to key: "Litzmannstadt Getto, and then the name or number of the street N ... Wohnung N...."

When it says Eheleute .... that is the husbands surname and the wife's surname. If it says for the wife "geborene ....", the maiden name takes presidence over the married name.

Some keyers do not use the special characters like ł and ó, just to name the most common one.

There are two death records on one double page.

Roll -3 is a list of deaths. Some are difficult to read.

Please enter the address, which can be found left of the date of death column. The street names are sometimes abbreviated with a full stop (period). Do not key the full stop (period). Here is a list of some possible street names. Alexanderhof, Bleichergasse (Blei), Cranach, Hanseaten, Hohensteiner (Hohenstein), Holz, Insel, Kelm, Kranich, Kräuter, Matrosen, Pfeffer, Scheunen, Siegfried, Sulzfelder,

--Elisabeth power 18:17, 5 June 2012 (UTC)

Here is a link to a list of streets with the German names in the Lodz Ghetto: http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Lodz/streets_ghetto.htm Patricia Lewin 14 June 2012

Common Keying Errors Found by Reviewers


Someone is misspelling "Litzmannstadt Getto" --Elisabeth power 16:18, 23 January 2012 (UTC).

Since this is a very long and hard name to type over and over again, why not to add to the drop down list? it will make keying easier. thank you

Would the arbitrator for this project please list the common errors? Thank you. --Elisabeth power 07:32, 19 May 2012 (UTC)

Questions and Answers

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Marriage Records the Marriage banns show a date range. I could not find any instructions specifically dealing with this. I use the most recent date as this was used on previous projects. Is this correct? --Elisabeth power 08:43, 8 March 2012 (UTC)

I have just received the answer from AWAP: Dear Elisabeth,

We appreciate your message.

We apologize for any confusion. Please key the ending date in the span.

If there is anything else with which we might assist you, please let us know.

Shawna World Archives Project Support Team http://www.ancestry.com/worldarchivesproject

Customer (Elisabeth Power) 03/04/2012 08:55 AM 

Hear help desk,

The marriage records for that project often have a time span for the marriage banns like 15.12. - 30.12.1940. Which date shall we use, the first or the latter? Please advise.

Thank you Elisabeth Power

I have asked Support but not yet received an answer. The question was on the marriage form headed An der Rabbinats-Kanzlei and that also says Trauungsregister, whether the date at the bottom next to Litzmannstadt Getto should be keyed as the banns date and place of banns. It is not the marriage date but the date that the marriage was registered beforehand. Patricia Lewin I just received the answer from AWAP; Dear Patricia, Thank you for contacting Ancestry regarding the Lodz ghetto records. Yes, please enter this date for the Marriage Banns date. If there is anything else with which we might assist you, please let us know.

Crissy Member Solutions Ancestry.com May 7, 2012


I am now keying death records. I have been entering only the name and information of the deceased. Should I also be keying the names of the two people who I assume are informants? Patricia Lewin 5/14/12 I got a response from AWAP: However, if there are names at the top and they aren't the same as the parents names, then they aren't required to be entered on there for that record. Since they are required for the record, it may create some issues if you do enter them in since you would have to enter their names into a new row, which would make them appear as if they were deceased as well and could count against you, so I would recommend not entering them into the information that you key.

If there is anything else with which we might assist you, please let us know.

Tim World Archives Project Support Team In answer to a second question- Dear Patricia,

Thank you for contacting the Ancestry World Archives Project team regarding two records on one image.

If the two death records are both on the same image, then you should simply be added a second section for the same image and keying in the information from the second record into there.

If there is anything else with which we might assist you, please let us know.

Tim World Archives Project Support Team http://www.ancestry.com/worldarchivesproject

Customer (Patricia Lewin)	05/14/2012 02:49 PM

A second question- when there are two separate death records on two separate pages but on one image I have been adding a new section for the second record. Is that correct?

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I am sorry that I did not know that before. I have been keying the first date of the marriage banns. Also for the place I have been keying Sulzfelderstr 23. Is this correct? Patricia Lewin

For the place Sulzfelderstr 23 is correct. --Elisabeth power 20:58, 16 April 2012 (UTC)

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