JewishGen welcomes the Danzig/Gdansk SIG #rabbinic


Carol W. Skydell <cskydell@...>
 

Dear Friends,

JewishGen is extremely pleased to announce the formation of the
JewishGen Danzig/Gdansk Special Interest Group (SIG), which will
focus specifically on Danzig -- now Gdansk, Poland -- including its
precursor communities of Altschottland, Langfuhr, Mattenbuden,
Weinberg, and Danzig in der Breitgasse, as well as Tiegenhof/Nowy
Dwor Gdanski. The unique history of this community and the
exceptional survival of its records presents a marvelous opportunity
for collaborative genealogical research under the JewishGen
umbrella.

If you have research interests in this area we urge you to join the
Danzig mailing list by visiting
<http://lyris.jewishgen.org/listmanager>.
We also invite you to visit the website at
<http://www.jewishgen.org/Danzig>
where you will see that contributions of family histories, memoirs,
photographs, maps, and other material of interest will be welcomed..

Details about SIG projects aimed at making Danzig genealogical
resources more accessible, will be available on the website in the
very near future. Stay tuned!

Our thanks to Logan Joseph Kleinwaks, Coordinator of the SIG and
Elsebeth Paikin, Moderator of the mailing list for taking a
leadership role in proposing and organizing this entire effort to
add to the programs and projects JewishGen provides.

We hope you are also excited and will join us as we embark on a new
era of Danzig Jewish genealogical research. We also encourage
anyone who has interests in this area and the historical records
which will ultimately reside on JewishGen to volunteer to help with
projects. Some projects may require funding, and we would
appreciate your support in the form of tax-deductible (in the U.S.
and Canada) donations via the dedicated JewishGen-erosity page
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=31

Please join us in welcoming the research opportunities which the
JewishGen Danzig/Gdansk SIG will provide to all with an interest.

Carol and Vivian

Carol W. Skydell, Vice President
JewishGen Special Projects

Vivian Kahn, Vice President
SIG Liaison

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