Lodz 1903-1904 indices complete #poland


Roni S. Liebowitz
 

We are very pleased to announce that the 1903 and 1904 indices for almost
14,000 birth, marriage and death records for the city of Lodz have now been
completed.

We now have available a list of 25 of the most common surnames found in this
batch of Lodz indices, 1903-1904. The surnames are followed by the frequency
with which they appear:

GOLDBERG 138
JAKUBOWICZ 124
KON 101
ROZENBERG 90
LEWKOWICZ 86
FRENKEL 68
LEWIN 61
FRYDMAN 60
ROZENBLUM 55
GRYNBAUM 54
ZILBERBERG 54
LIPSZYC 50
FUKS 48
ROZENCWAJG 48
GOLDMAN 47
MOSZKOWICZ 45
ROZEN 45
GROSMAN 44
GLIKSMAN 43
SZWARC 43
MARKOWICZ 42
WAJNBERG 41
BORNSZTEJN 39
KAC 39
ROZENBLAT 38

A list of all surnames found in the new data (1903-1904) is now online at:
http://www.jri-poland.org/psa/lodz_surn2.htm There are an impressive 4760
unique surnames in this list. Not surprising since Lodz contained the second
largest Jewish community in Poland, if not all of Europe. If you want to
know how many times your family's surname exits, please contact us.

We owe a tremendous debt of gratitude to all those who have been so
supportive of this project. We would also like to particularly thank
JRI-Poland's Sheila Salo, Michael Tobias, and Stanley Diamond for their
invaluable assistance and guidance.

The Lodz PSA Project consists of two phases. Phase 1 is for the years 1878
to 1898 with over 50,000 records. All of this data is now live on the
JRI-Poland database. Phase 2, also known as the "Seven-Year Initiative,"
was created to index the records for the years 1899 through 1905. With
today's addition, the total records indexed for the Seven-Year Initiative is
now 37,536 which covers the years 1899 through 1904.

However, for Phase 2, only 1899 through 1901 is currently live on the
database. We are not able to make the 1902 to 1904 indices live due to lack
of funds. As we approach the final year of the Initiative, we need help to
bring us closer to our goal of putting this data online. As in the past, all
individuals who are able to contribute US$100 or more to this effort will
become eligible to receive the complete database as an Excel file for
personal research. You need only contribute this amount *once* to receive
the databases for 1899-1905 (as each year's data becomes available and
indexing is completed).

A contribution of a minimum US$100 will ensure that you receive the data as
soon as it has been indexed, and likely in advance of its general
availability in the JRI-Poland Searchable Database. Those who are Qualified
Contributors will be able to order copies of the records through the
JRI-Poland PSA Ordering Process prior to the data going online.

If you contribue $200, you will be sent copies of the files for both Phases
1 and 2. This will also enable you to study all the 88,000 Lodz indices at
once, and perhaps find a family name whose connection you had forgotten, or
to work with the data (for example, sorting by first name) to search for a
grandmother's or great-grandmother's elusive maiden name.

Contributions towards the Lodz PSA Project, phase 2, are cumulative. Any
amounts you contributed during this period and now will be combined and you
will qualify to receive all Excel files once you reach the $100 threshold.
Think of it as an investment in your family research and in the future of
all Lodz researchers to come!

Please visit http://www.jri-poland.org/visa.htm for more information on how
to make tax-deductible donations, or send your check, money order or credit
card information to:

Jewish Records Indexing - Poland, Inc.
c/o Sheila Salo, Treasurer
5607 Greenleaf Road
Cheverly, MD 20785 USA

Telephone: (301) 341-1261 (8:00 AM to 8:00 PM Eastern time only, please.)
Fax: 1-810-592-1768 (24 hours)
E-Mail: ssalo@capaccess.org

Visa or Master Card contributions may be phoned to Sheila or print out the
form at http://www.jri-poland.org/visa.htm by clicking on the VISA Card and
fax or mail it to Sheila. Please specify if you are donating to Phase 2
"LODZ 7-YEAR INITIATIVE" or for both Phases 1 and 2.

Jewish Records Indexing - Poland, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)(3)
organization. Contributions to Jewish Records Indexing - Poland are
tax-deductible in the U.S. and Canada to the extent permitted by law. The
JRI-Poland web site, mailing list, and database are hosted by JewishGen.

If we can be of any further help, please contact us. With one more year
left to index in the "Seven Year Initiative", let's pull together to raise
the funds needed to get all these indices on-line!


Sincerely,

Roni Seibel Liebowitz,
Lodz PSA/JRI-Poland Archive Coordinator
Scarsdale, New York
and
Joe Ross,
Lodz Town Leader, JRI-Poland
Bala Cynwyd, PA

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