JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: lithuanian website #general


Nick <tulse04-news@...>
 

<JGyori@aol.com> wrote
Dear Genners,
While googling, I came across this website with Lithuanian databases. No
real idea if it has true value, and it does seem to charge for
information, but
might be worth checking out.
At least it lists names as an aid to research.

http://www.balticgen.com/

Standard discalimer...I have no commercial interest in this site.
It says on the Moving Here project (UK National Archive) webpage
http://www.movinghere.org.uk/galleries/roots/jewish/country/latvia2.htm

that Aleksandrs Feigmanis (who seems to run balticgen.come) is a reputable
archival researcher and is available for hire.

It says that he many articles in Avotaynu's '>from Our Contributing Editors'
column.

He says in his webpage that he is >from the museum "Jews in Latvia"
http://www.muzeji.lv/guide/pages_e/hebreji.html.

I am not clear if he is employed by them (I am going away shortly and I
don't have time to research this) but to Western Europeans and Americans it
would probably seem strange that a possible employee of such an organisation
would hire their services out privately - having said that I would think
that there would be no problem in the Museum in charging for research
because no doubt they could do with the money.

Obviously different countries do things differently and in the
post-Communist world things have developed somewhat differently to the way
that they have in Western Europe and the US.

--
Nick Landau
London, UK

COHNREICH (Anklam, Germany Krajenka, Poland) ATLAS (Wielkie Oczy (near
Lvov/Lemberg), Poland)
WECHSLER(Schwabach, Germany) KOHN (Wallerstein and Kleinerdlingen,Germany)
LANDAU/FREDKIN(Gomel, Mogilev, Belarus)

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