World Archives Project: USHMM - Poland, Modliborzyce Ghetto Register Books, 1939-1944

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This collection contains documents of the Jewish Council in Modliborzyce.

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Project Instructions Any image with a list of names should be classified as a 'Register' and all available fields should be keyed. When a record has been completely crossed out, it should still be keyed unless a correction has been made to the crossed out information. When dittos (", Do., etc.) appear, the field should be copied down from the value written in the record above.

What Names Should I Key? Key every name that appears within the column titled "Nazwisko i imie", "Name und Vorname", or something similar, as the primary person. Parents' names should also be keyed and may be found in the column titled "Imiona rodzicow" or something similar.

Project Form Types and Field Helps
Register
Cover page, Section header, etc.
Image with no data


Register

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Choose the 'Register' form type for images with lists of names to be keyed.

Register Keying Instructions

Running Number

Key the running number as seen on the record. When present, the running number may be found in the column titled "Lauf No", "Laufende No", or something similar.

Prefix

Key any titles before the given name, such as "Dr," "Mr," or "Mrs," of the primary person as seen on the record.

Given

Key the first name or initial and any middle names of the primary person as seen on the record using the dictionary provided for assistance. Initials may be separated with periods, if periods are found on the image, but initials should otherwise be separated with a space. The name of the primary person may be found in the column titled "Nazwisko i imie", "Name und Vorname", or something similar.
The name of the primary person will typically be written in surname, given format.

Surname

Key the surname as seen on the record using the dictionary provided for assistance. The name of the primary person may be found in the column titled "Nazwisko i imie", "Name und Vorname", or something similar.
The name of the primary person will typically be written in surname, given format.

Suffix

Key all titles, such as "Jr" or "III," following the surname of the primary person as seen on the record.

Age

Key the age of the primary person as seen on the record using the dictionary provided for assistance. The age of the primary person may be found near the keyword "Age", "Alter", or something similar.
Ages may be numeric ("17", "21", etc.) spelled out ("thirty-two years old", "three weeks old", etc.) or a combination of numeric and spelled out ("10 years old", "6 days", etc.).

Father Given

Key the first name or initial and any middle names of the father of the primary person as seen on the record using the dictionary provided for assistance. Initials may be separated with periods, if periods are found on the image, but initials should otherwise be separated with a space. The name of the father of the primary person may be found in the column titled "Imiona rodzicow", or something similar. The father name will typically be written first separated from the mother's name by an "i".

Father Surname

Key the surname of the father of the primary person as seen on the record using the dictionary provided for assistance. The name of the father of the primary person may be found in the column titled "Imiona rodzicow", or something similar. The father name will typically be written first separated from the mother's name by an "i".

Father Suffix

Key all titles, such as "Jr" or "III", following the surname of the father of the primary person as seen on the record.

Mother Prefix

Key any titles before the given name, such as "Dr," "Mr," or "Mrs," of the mother of the primary person as seen on the record. Only prefix values should be keyed into the prefix field.

Mother Given

Key the first name or initial and any middle names of the mother of the primary person as seen on the record using the dictionary provided for assistance. Initials may be separated with periods, if periods are found on the image, but initials should otherwise be separated with a space. The name of the mother of the primary person may be found in the column titled "Imiona rodzicow", or something similar. The mother name will typically be written second separated from the father's name by an "i".

Mother Surname

Key the surname of the mother of the primary person as seen on the record using the dictionary provided for assistance. The name of the mother of the primary person may be found in the column titled "Imiona rodzicow", or something similar. The mother name will typically be written second separated from the father's name by an "i".
If the surname of the mother follows the keywords "z" or "z domu", it should be keyed as the Mother Maiden.

Mother Maiden

Key the maiden surname of the mother of the primary person as seen on the record using the dictionary provided for assistance. The name of the mother of the primary person may be found in the column titled "Imiona rodzicow", or something similar. The mother name will typically be written second separated from the father's name by an "i".
If the surname of the mother follows the keywords "z" or "z domu", it should be keyed as the Mother Maiden.

Mother Suffix

Key all titles, such as "Jr" or "III", following the surname of the mother of the primary person as seen on the record.

Current Occupation

Key the current occupation as seen on the record using the dictionary provided for assistance. The current occuption of the primary person may be found in the column titled "Zawod", "Jetziger Beruf", or something similar.
Values such as "ohne", "bez", or "zaden", meaning "without" or "none", should not be keyed into the occupation field.

Previous Occupation

Key the previous occuption as seen on the record using the dictionary provided for assistance. The previous occupation of the primary person may be found in the column titled "Erlernter Beruf" or something similar.
Values such as "ohne", "bez", or "zaden", meaning "without" or "none", should not be keyed into the occupation field.

Birth Day

Key the day in its numerical form from the birth date. The birth date of the primary person may be found in the column titled "Data urodzenia" or something similar.
Dates will most often appear in day-month-year format.

Birth Month

Key the month as an abbreviation from the birth date using the dictionary provided for assistance. The birth date of the primary person may be found in the column titled "Data urodzenia" or something similar.
Dates will most often appear in day-month-year format.
Months in Polish
1 - I - Styczeń
2 - II - Luty
3 - III - Marzec
4 - IV - Kwiecień
5 - V - Maj
6 - VI - Czerwiec
7 - VII - Lipiec
8 - VIII -Sierpień
9 - IX - Wrzesień
10 - X - Październik
11 - XI - Listopad
12 - XII - Grudzień

Months in German
1 - I - Januar
2 - II - Februar
3 - III - März
4 - IV - April
5 - V - Mai
6 - VI - Juni
7 - VII - Juli
8 - VIII - August
9 - IX - September
10 - X - Oktober
11 - XI - November
12 - XII - Dezember

Birth Year

Key the year in its numerical form from the birth date. The birth date of the primary person may be found in the column titled "Data urodzenia" or something similar.
Dates will most often appear in day-month-year-format.

Nationality

Key the nationality of the primary person as seen on the record. The nationality may be found in the column titled "Przynaleznosc paristwowa" or something similar.

Departure Place

Key the departure place as seen on the record. The departure place may include any combination of city, county, state, or country names. When present, the departure place may be found in the column titled "Jezeli nie stale zamieszkuje to skad przybyl" or something similar.

Arrival Day

Key the day in its numerical form from the arrival date. When present, the arrival date of the primary person may be found in the column titled "Data przybycia" or something similar.
Dates will most often appear in day-month-year format.

Arrival Month

Key the month as an abbreviation from the arrival date using the dictionary provided for assistance. When present, the arrival date of the primary person may be found in the column titled "Data przybycia" or something similar.
Dates will most often appear in day-month-year format.
Months in Polish
1 - I - Styczeń
2 - II - Luty
3 - III - Marzec
4 - IV - Kwiecień
5 - V - Maj
6 - VI - Czerwiec
7 - VII - Lipiec
8 - VIII -Sierpień
9 - IX - Wrzesień
10 - X - Październik
11 - XI - Listopad
12 - XII - Grudzień

Months in German
1 - I - Januar
2 - II - Februar
3 - III - März
4 - IV - April
5 - V - Mai
6 - VI - Juni
7 - VII - Juli
8 - VIII - August
9 - IX - September
10 - X - Oktober
11 - XI - November
12 - XII - Dezember

Arrival Year

Key the year in its numerical form from the arrival date. When present, the arrival date of the primary person may be found in the column titled "Data przybycia" or something similar.
Dates will most often appear in day-month-year format.

Register Image Samples



Cover page, Section header, etc.

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Use the “Cover page, Section header, etc” type for images that don’t contain any data, but might be interesting to look at because they provide some type of context for the image set. For instance, historical notes, affidavits, and so forth.

Image with no data

Use the “Image with no data” type for images that don’t contain any data or any useful context that might be interesting for someone to look at. For instance, an image containing only the blank background or an image with a microfilm target on it.