World Archives Project: USHMM - Poland, Lodz Ghetto Register Books, 1939-1944 (Part 2)

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About this project This collection contains register books from the Lòdz Ghetto, recording the inhabitants that lived there. Information that was recorded includes the person's name, maiden name, birth date, occupation, previous address and current address in the ghetto. Also included is a notes column, where death dates and deportation dates were recorded, among other information.

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Project Instructions This collection contains register books from the Lòdz Ghetto.

From these registers we will be keying name, birth date, age, profession, previous address, current address, card number, house number, death date and deportation date.

The current address will appear at the top of the page. Please review the field help instructions on how to properly key the current address.

The apartment number will appear in the far left column. It will only appear for the first individual living at that number. Key the apartment number for this individual and copy it down for all individuals living at the same number.

Occasionally a death or deportation date will appear in the "Bemerkungen" column. The death date, if it appears on the record, will be after the words "gestorben" or "zmarl", or the abbreviation "gest". The deportation date, if it appears on the record, will be after the abbreviations "ausg", "ag", "ausg tr" or "wym".

Project-specific sample images and form field help:
Choose a sample image from below to see the corresponding form field examples.
Register Page
Cover page, Section header, etc
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Register Page



Choose the "Register Page" form type when the image contains names to be keyed.

Current Address

Key the current address from the top of the image. If a block number appears, key the words "Block No." before the numbers or letters written. Separate the block number and street name with a comma. Do not key the abbreviation "str" for street, "no" or "nr" for the street number. Do not put a comma in between the street name and number. If a second address is written in parentheses, key that address as well, including the parenthesis marks.

If the address appears as "Block No A 57 Hoheustein Str No 9", key as "Block No A 57, Hoheustein 9".

If the address appears as "Cranach str. Nr. 9", key as "Cranach 9".

Apartment Number

Key the apartment number as seen on the image from the "Wohn Nr." column. The apartment number will only appear for the first person that appears at this number. Copy down the apartment number to all the records to which it applies.

Surname

Key the surname as seen on the image, using the dictionary provided to assist you, from the "Name" column. Names that have been crossed out should be keyed, unless the crossed out information is being replaced. If the crossed out name is replaced with a correction, key the replacement information.

Maiden Name

Key the maiden name, if available, as seen on the record, using the dictionary provided to assist you, from the "Mädchenname oder Name des Mannes" column. Do not key any numbers that may appear in this column. Only key maiden name if gender is female.

Names that have been crossed out should be keyed, unless the crossed out information is being replaced. If the crossed out name is replaced with a correction, key the replacement information.

Given

Key the given name as seen on the image, using the dictionary provided to assist you, from the "Vorname" column.

Names that have been crossed out should be keyed, unless the crossed out information is being replaced. If the crossed out name is replaced with a correction, key the replacement information.

Gender

Key the gender in its full form from the "Geschlecht" column using the dictionary provided to assist you. A mark or notation should be made in either the "M" column or "W" column on the image to indicate the gender. When the gender is "M" key "Männlich" meaning male. When the gender is "W" key "Weiblich" meaning female.

Birth Day

Key the day from the birth date. The birth date will appear in the "Gebertsdatum" column and will be in day-month-year format.

Birth Month

Key the month from the birth date using the dictionary provided to assist you. The birth date will appear in the "Gebertsdatum" column and will be in day-month-year format.

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 from the birth date. The birth date will appear in the "Gebertsdatum" column and will be in day-month-year format.

Profession

Key the profession as seen on the image, using the dictionary provided to assist you,  from the "Beruf" column.

Previous Address

Key the previous address as seen on the image from the "Frühere Adresse" column.

Card Number

Key the card number from the "Karten Nr." column.

Age

Key the age from the "Alter" column if it appears on the image. Valid ages include numeric digits between "0" and "120" and fractions between "1/12" and "11/12". If an age includes years, months, and/or days key only the years. For example, if an age appears as 10 years, 7 months, key age as "10" If an age appears in months, such as 10 months, key age as a fraction: "10/12" If an Age includes years plus a fraction, such as 3 3/12, key only the year: "3." If the age is less than one month, key "0."

Death Day

Key the day from the death date. The death date, if it appears on the record, will be in the "Bemerkungen" column after the words "gestorben" or "zmarl", or the abbreviation "gest". The date will be in day-month-year format.

Death Month

Key the month from the death date using the dictionary provided to assist you. The death date, if it appears on the record, will be in the "Bemerkungen" column after the words "gestorben" or "zmarl", or the abbreviation "gest". The date will be in day-month-year format.

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

Death Year

Key the year from the death date. The death date, if it appears on the record, will be in the "Bemerkungen" column after the words "gestorben" or "zmarl", or the abbreviation "gest". The date will be in day-month-year format. If the year is in a 2 digit format, it should be keyed in 4 digit format. All death years will be in the 1900's.

Deportation Day

Key the day from the deportation date. The deportation date, if it appears on the record, will be in the "Bemerkungen" column after the abbreviations "ausg", "ag" or "ausg tr." The date will be in day-month-year format.

Deportation Month

Key the month from the deportation date using the dictionary provided to assist you. The deportation date, if it appears on the record, will be in the "Bemerkungen" column after the abbreviations "ausg", "ag" or "ausg tr." The date will be in day-month-year format.

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

Deportation Year

Key the year from the deportation date. The deportation date, if it appears on the record, will be in the "Bemerkungen" column after the abbreviations "ausg", "ag" or "ausg tr." The date will be in day-month-year format. The year will typically be in 2 digit format, but should be keyed in 4 digit format. All deportation years will be in the 1900's.

Cover page, Section header, etc



Use the "Cover page, Section header, etc” form type for images that do not contain data, but might be interesting to look at because they provide context for the image set. Example: historical notes, affidavits, etc.

Image with no data



Use the “Image with no data” form type for images that do not contain data or any useful context that might be interesting for someone to look at. Example: An image containing a blank background.

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