Update! Lask PSA Project #poland #lodz


8,108 Indices to 19th century, non-microfilmed Lask Jewish vital records held
in the Lodz Archives to be available soon

Dear Fellow Lodz Area Researchers:

This is an important update to the JRI-Poland / Lask Polish State Archives
(PSA) Indexing Project. I am pleased to announce that 8,108 indices to
19th-century non-microfilmed Jewish vital records of the town of Lask will
soon be made available in the JRI - Poland searchable database. The archival
records of this town are held in the Lodz branch of the Polish State
Archives. The JRI-Poland team in Warsaw has almost completed indexing these
records and we expect to receive this long-awaited data in just two short

In just two weeks, JRI-Poland will be ready to upload these indices to its
searchable database...if, and only if, we have enough support for this project

If you are interested in seeing this data become available, please read on.

o Proximity to Other Jewish Communities

The town of Lask is located at Latitude 51* 35' and Longitude 19* 08', about
18 miles/30 kilometers southwest of the city of Lodz.

Nearby pre-war Jewish communities were located:
-- Within 10 mi./16 km.: Zelow, Zdunska Wola, Pabianice, Szadek
-- 10-15 mi./16-24 km.: Belchatow, Konstantynow Lodzki
-- 15-20 mi./ 24-32 km.: Sieradz, Lodz
-- 20-25 mi./ 32-40: Piotrkow Trybunalski, Kamiensk, Warta, Poddebice,
Zgierz, Ozorkow, Pajeczno

o Summary of Records Being Indexed

LDS microfilms of Lask Jewish records end in 1869, just before we get to the
time period when our grandparents, great-grandparents or extended family may
have lived in Lask. Indices to vital records made available through the PSA
project are typically those *not* microfilmed by the Mormons / LDS. Here's a
summary of the records being indexed by the JRI-Poland team in Warsaw:

Births: 1834, 1835, 1870-1897
Marriages: 1870-1892
Deaths: 1844, 1870-1892

o Making the Records Available Online

Once these indices are uploaded to the JRI-Poland database, you may simply
Print out an order form >from the Jewish Records Indexing - Poland web site
and order the records >from the Polish State Archives. For more information
about the Jewish Records Indexing - Poland project, please browse the website
at: <http://www.jewishgen.org/jri-pl/index.htm>

Updates on the JRI-Poland / Lask PSA Project are available at

<http://www.jewishgen.org/jri-pl/psa/psastat.htm>, click on "Status Report:
PSA Project Underway" which is the last line in the heading of this page. On
the "Status Report" page, click on "Lodz" in the drop-down menu.

We hope to be able to announce that this data is "now online" in the very
near future! If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to write me or
Bruce Morgenstern, Lask PSA Town Leader, <bjmorgenstern@erols.com>.

Shirley Rotbein Flaum
Lodz JRI-Poland / PSA Project Coordinator
Email: <Seflaum@aol.com>

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