World Archives Project: USHMM - Poland, Łódź Ghetto Register Books, 1939-1944 (Part 5)

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This collection contains register books, from the Łódź Ghetto in Poland.

Project Overview

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Project Instructions This collection contains register books, from the Łódź Ghetto in Poland. Occasionally a death or deportation date will appear in the "Bemerkungen" column. When present, the death date will appear near the words "gestorben" or "zmarl," or the abbreviation "gest." When present, the deportation date will appear near the abbreviations "ausg," "ag," "ausg tr" or "wym." If an entry contains the word "ditto", the abbreviation "do", or ditto marks, copy the information down from the previous entry.

What Names Should I Key? The goal of this project is to capture information about the people for whom the document is about and not the people who administered or signed the documents. Do not key the names of government or other officials.

Project Form Types and Field Helps
Register
Cover page, Section header, etc.
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Register

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Choose the 'Register' form type for images with the "Current Address" field at the top of the image and a list of names following.

Register Keying Instructions

Current Address

Key the current address as seen. The current address will typically be found at 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. (When the word "Block" does not precede the abreviation "No," do not key the abbreviation "No" by itself.)

Also, do not key the abbreviation "str" for street 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.

Example: If the address appears as "Block No A 57 Hohenstein Str No 9," key as "Block No A 57, Hohenstein 9."

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

Apartment Number

Key the apartment number as seen on the record from the column or near the words "Wohn Nr." 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 record using the dictionary provided for assistance. Avoid keying the names of officials, i.e. magistrates, government officials, etc. Key the names of persons who appear to be victims or survivors.

Surname is typically found in the column or near the words "Name," "Name und Vorname," "Nazwisko i imie" or simply "An."

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

Occasionally an alternate surname may be recorded for an individual. This name may be denoted by parentheses, quotation marks, or may be found near the words "Mädchenname oder Name des Mannes." Key the alias surname as seen on the record using the dictionary provided for assistance. When both a married and maiden surname are present, key both names.

Do not key any numbers that may appear in this column. Only key maiden name if gender is female.

Given

Key the first name or initial and any middle names as seen on the record using the dictionary provided for assistance. Avoid keying the names of officials, i.e. magistrates, government officials, etc. Key the names of persons who appear to be victims or survivors.

Given name is typically found in the column or near the words "Vorname," "Name und Vorname," "Nazwisko i imie" or simply "An."

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 as an abbreviation from the "Geschlecht" column using the dictionary provided for assistance. On some images, this column is separated into two additional columns labeled "M" for "Male" and "W" for "Female." On these kinds of images a tick mark or the the word "ja" will typically appear in the column indicating the gender.

If the gender is spelled out on the image, i.e. "Männlich" key "M" for male, "Weiblich" key "W" for female.

Birth Day

Key the day in its numerical form from the birth date. Birth date may appear in the column or near the words "Geburtsdatum" or "Data urodzenia" in day-month-year format.

Birth Month

Key the month from the birth date using the dictionary provided for assistance. Birth date may appear in the column or near the words "Geburtsdatum" or "Data urodzenia" 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

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


Birth Year

Key the year in its numerical form from the birth date. Birth date may appear in the column or near the words "Geburtsdatum" or "Data urodzenia" in day-month-year format.

Profession

Key the profession as seen on the record, using the dictionary provided for assistance. Profession may be found in the column or near the words "Beruf" or "Zawod i stanowisko w zawodzie."

Previous Address

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

Card Number

Key the card number from the column or near the words "Karten Nr." Do not key preceeding zeros.

Age

Key the age as seen at the time the record was recorded. If present, age may be found in the column labeled "Alter."

Valid ages include numeric digits between "0" and "120" or certain acceptable fractions for ages displayed in months only. If an age includes years, months, and/or days key only the years. For example, "10 years, 7 months" would be keyed as "10". If an age includes both a year and a fraction, key only the year. For example, "3 3/12" would be keyed as "3". If an age appears only in months, key age as a fraction. For example, "7 Months" would be keyed as "7/12" and "18 Months" would be keyed as "18/12". If an age is expressed in weeks, days, or hours, "0" (zero) should be keyed as the age. For example, "3 weeks" would be keyed as "0" and "8 weeks" would be keyed as "0".

Death Day

Key the day in its numerical form from the death date. When present, death date may appear in the column or near the words "Bemerkungen" or after the words "gestorben," "zmarl," or the abbreviation "gest." Death date will appear in day-month-year format.

Death Month

Key the month from the death date using the dictionary provided for assistance. When present, death date may appear in the column or near the words "Bemerkungen" or after the words "gestorben," "zmarl," or the abbreviation "gest." Death date will appear 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 in its numerical form from the death date. When present, death date may appear in the column or near the words "Bemerkungen" or after the words "gestorben," "zmarl," or the abbreviation "gest." Death date will appear in day-month-year format. If the year is in a 2 digit format, it should be keyed in a 4 digit format. All death years will be in the 1900s.

Deportation Day

Key the day in its numerical form from the deportation date. When present, deportation date may appear in the column labeled "Bemerkungen" or after the abbreviations "ausg," "ag" or "ausg tr." Death date will appear in day-month-year format.

Deportation Month

Key the month from the deportation date using the dictionary provided for assistance. When present, deportation date may appear in the column labeled "Bemerkungen" or after the abbreviations "ausg," "ag" or "ausg tr." Death date will appear 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 in its numerical form from the deportation date. When present, deportation date may appear in the column labeled "Bemerkungen" or after the abbreviations "ausg," "ag" or "ausg tr." Death date will appear in day-month-year format. The year will typically be in a 2 digit format, but should be keyed in a 4 digit format. All deportation years will be in the 1900s.

Father Surname

Key the surname of the father of the primary person as seen on the record using the dictionary provided for assistance. When present, father name may be found in the column or near the words "Imiona rodzicow." NOTE: This field will not be found on all documents.

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. When present, father name may be found in the column or near the words "Imiona rodzicow." NOTE: This field will not be found on all documents.

Mother Surname

Key the surname of the mother of the primary person as seen on the record using the dictionary provided for assistance. When present, mother name may be found in the column or near the words "Imiona rodzicow." NOTE: This field will not be found on all documents.

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. When present, mother name may be found in the column or near the words "Imiona rodzicow." NOTE: This field will not be found on all documents.

Cover page, Section header, etc.



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.