Logan J. Kleinwaks
New on the Library of Congress' website at
www.loc.gov/rr/european/polref/polrefindex.html is an "Index to Ledger
listing in handwriting persons registered at the Polish consulate in
Shanghai, 1934-1941, on the basis of documents issued by Polish
authorities." According to the website:
"In addition to personal names, the register provides the following
categories of information: date of registration; profession; religion;
place and date of birth; marital status; permanent address in Poland and
address of next of kin [rarely provided]; place of residence in the consular
district; documents on the basis of which the person is registered
[generally, passport]; names and year and place of birth of wife and
children; passport expiration date; comments [e.g., 'emigrated to America,'
'returned to Poland,' 'died']. Roughly 60% of the registrants are identified
near Washington, D.C.