29 November 2012

Yiddish Goes Digital (with a Little Help from Its Friends)

Crowdsourcing Project Will Create Transatlantic Labor History Archive

Do you know Yiddish? An innovative new project is seeking Yiddish-speakers to help create an archive of journals and newspapers from the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Participants in the project simply register, select a journal and type translations into a text box. Perfect translations are not required; an overall sense of the documents and the content is more important.

After pages are digitized and translated, they are available — free and completely searchable — on the project’s wiki. Recently translated passages show up right next to their scanned pages. Read the full announcement from Cornell University.

08 November 2012

Irish Immigrants Before, During and After the Famine by Paul Milner
Presented by the Zion Genealogical Society
November 19, 2012, 7:00 PM CT
Beach Park Village Hall, 11270 Wadsworth Rd - Lower Level, Beach Park, IL 60099
More info at http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ilzgs/