Important IAJGS Conference Resource Announcement #courland #latvia

David Mink

We are pleased to announce that through a special arrangement with the
Philadelphia Jewish Archives Center (PJAC) the Research Room will provide
access to the following record groups:

1. All of the Philadelphia Jewish Ethnic Bank records. The indices to these
records are online at:
Blitzstein Bank -
Lipshutz Bank -
Rosenbaum Bank -

You will save time by creating your list and having it with you when you
come to Philadelphia.

Please be advised that those not attending the conference may still use the
indices in order to request records directly >from PJAC at their new
Philadelphia Jewish Archives Center at Temple University Urban Archives
Samuel Paley Library
210 W Berks St
Philadelphia, PA 19122-6088

2. HIAS Passenger Lists 1884 - 1892

3. HIAS Arrival Records by Ship

4. HIAS Naturalization Cards

5. HIAS Port Cards

6. HIAS Immigration Records

7. WPA - Jewish Congregation Survey - 1930s

In addition PJAC at the Urban Archives is prepared to accept conference
visitors, on Mon. thru Thurs. (1:00pm - 5:00pm) of the conference week, who
wish to access the following record groups:

Regarding aid to families in crisis or with special needs.

These are cards which were created when aiding immigrants in the
naturalization process. The records sometimes contain more information than
the naturalization documents themselves.

See you in Philly!

Mark Halpern and Lois Sernoff

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