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Featured World Archives Projects

  • Project Name Difficulty Project Progress

    • Cartes électorales de Paris et ses environs et d’autres villes françaises, 1900-1932 (France Electoral Cards)
      Average
      36%
    • Kansas, City and County Census, 1919-1978 (Part 1)
      Average
      53%
    • USHMM - Poland, Lodz Ghetto Register Books, 1939-1944 (Part 2)
      Average
      45%

All Active World Archives Projects

  • Project Name Difficulty Project Progress

    • Belfast, Northern Ireland, The Belfast Newsletter, 1738-1925
      Average
      33%
    • Cartes électorales de Paris et ses environs et d’autres villes françaises, 1900-1932 (France Electoral Cards)
      Average
      36%
    • Kansas, City and County Census, 1919-1978 (Part 1)
      Average
      53%
    • New South Wales, Australia, Government Gazettes, 1853-1899 (Part 2)
      Average
      35%
    • New York and Vicinity, United Methodist Church Records, 1791-1945
      Advanced
      16%
    • Tennessee, Early Land Registers
      Average
      23%
    • U.S. Southern Claims Commission, Disallowed and Barred Claims, 1871-1880
      Average
      17%
    • U.S., Military Registers, 1862-1970 (Part 5)
      Average
      47%
    • USHMM - Kraków, Poland, ID Card Applications for Jews During WWII, 1940-1941 (Part 7)
      Average
      14%
    • USHMM - Poland, Lódz Ghetto Inhabitant List, 1939-1944
      Average
      52%
    • USHMM - Poland, Lodz Ghetto Register Books, 1939-1944 (Part 2)
      Average
      45%
    • USHMM - Poland, Lodz Ghetto Worker ID Cards, 1939-1944 (Part 2)
      Average
      62%
    • USHMM - Prague, Czechoslovakia, Selected Holocaust Records, 1939-1945
      Average
      16%
    • West Yorkshire, England, Quarter Session Orders, 1637-1914
      Average
      60%

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