Lodz and Bialystok to Paterson, NJ #lodz #poland

Roni S. Liebowitz

As coordinator of the Lodz Area Research Group listserv and website,
I am in touch with a great many of the families and descendants of
people who came >from Lodz and the surrounding area. Lodz was a
textile city and therefore many of the people who emigrated from
Lodz to the United States, settled in Paterson, NJ, which is another
textile city, also known as the Silk City. The other major group of
immigrants to Paterson were those who came >from Bialystok.

Mark Halpern, the coordinator of the Bialystok listserv, lived in
Paterson as a young boy, and I lived there until I was 12 years old,
when we moved next door to Fair Lawn, NJ. Coincidentally Mark and I
entered genealogy at the same time back in 1997-98. We often
half-joked (and half-seriously) talked about the future generations
who will look for their roots in Paterson, NJ.

Since the IAJGS conference is being held in Philadelphia next
summer, we decided to put out feelers about how many of you would be
interested in attending a Birds of a Feather meeting at the
Conference for the Paterson, NJ area, which also includes Passaic,
Kearny, and other nearby towns. We have been in touch with the
President of the Jewish Historical Society of North Jersey as well
as a few other people actively involved in similar organizations
involving the history of Jewish Paterson. If there is an interest,
we would invite those people to attend.

As conference program Chairman, Mark is very busy now. We agreed
that responses to this inquiry would come to me.

All you have to do, is reply to me personally letting me know:

1. your interest in a Paterson group
2. name of your family >from Paterson or nearby town
3. any memorabilia you may have >from Paterson.
4. plans (even tentative) to attend the conference

Depending upon the responses, we will organize a Paterson and area
Birds-of-a-Feather meeting at the conference. If this takes off, we
will consider creating a Paterson ShtetLink website on JewishGen.


[Mrs. Roni Seibel Liebowitz]
New York
Family Genealogy Website http://x.liebowitzes.com/genealogy

PRZYBYLSKI (BILSKY) & PIASKOWSKI - Belchatow, Lodz in Poland; some to
Argentina; SEIBEL, SZAEFER, KLOSS - Klimontow, Nadbrzezie, Konary, Grebow,
Krakow, Baronow Sandomierski, Rozwadow, Tarnobrzeg, Zukow in Poland; Lviv
in Ukraine (Galicia); Sao Paulo, Brazil; URBACH, RUKALSKI, ROZICKA,
MANDELBAUM/MANDELBOIM - Wegrow, Czerwonka, Warsaw, Minsk Mazowiecki, Radom
in Poland; Harare, Southern Rhodesia (Zimbabwe); RUJELSMAN - Argentina

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