Combining massive resources, the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum and Ancestry.com have joined forces to help people research the lives of Holocaust victims and survivors. The millions of records from WWII victims will be combined into a specially designed software program by Ancestry, dubbed the World Memory Project.
This very interesting topic was found in The Washington Post’s article, “Holocaust Museum and Ancestry join records and technology to form an unprecedented online database.” This future home for the largest online resource of individual information about the Nazi persecution will make the museum’s records available online for the first time.
The public is being recruited to help with the indexing of 170 million documents, ranging from deportation lists to burial records. Anyone with internet access can participate.
Melody K. Smith
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