JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Highlights of Landsmen Vol. 23, Nos. 1-2 (Suwalk-Lomza SIG) #general

Allen Avner

The latest issue of Landsmen [Vol. 23, Nos. 1-2] was mailed out at the
end of November. In addition to our usual networking features (Family
Finder ads, “Lucky Hits,” etc.) it has the following:

(1) Special Section on ‘Augustow District’ consisting of:

. A broad view of this area, drawing on over two decades of research by
Suwalk-Lomza SIG. The main towns are Augustow, Holynka, Lipsk, Raczki,
Sopockinie, Sztabin, and Szczebra. Several Appendices have information
on many Augustow District Jews extracted >from Landsmen data tables,
including: miscellaneous Czarist surveillance files; external and
internal passports; and portions of Resident Books [>from Suwalki
Gubernia Central Government fonds in the Vilnius Archives]; and a re-cap
of civil marriages in Paris (1850's-1902) relevant to emigrants >from
this area.

. Augustow District passengers >from Hamburg to New York (Indirect Lists)
in 1855-1873.

. Jews in Augustow Catholic 1825 death records (filmed by the FHL but
newly discovered by us).

. Augustow District Jews in Lomza Birth, Death & Marriage Records. Full
details - extracted >from all FHL (Mormon-filmed) records in Lomza which
have data on Augustow District Jews. Provides data as well on many
families >from the town of Lomza and some villages in its vicinity.

(2) Suwalki “PSA” Marriage Records: 1887-1892. Not filmed by the
Mormons, these records were obtained at the Polish State Archives in
Suwalki (a Suwalk-Lomza SIG Foreign Research Project). Reflecting the
cosmopolitan character of the town of Suwalki in this period, these
records have data on families >from numerous localities throughout the
Suwalk-Lomza area and some bordering towns. Includes maiden surnames of
the newlyweds’ mothers, names of former spouses of widows and widowers,
late-reported births of children, related witnesses and other details.

Those of our members not yet renewed for the 2013-2014 membership year
(corresponding with the two double issues in Vol. 23 of Landsmen) may
view our website on JewishGen to confirm that our annual membership dues
remain the same as always.

Click on the Membership button after reaching our Home Page on the above

Interested non-members should view other components of our website
(still in process of updating) concerning our geographic focus area.
Those new to genealogy who are uncertain about whether their research
needs can be met by our activities should especially view the ‘Research
Guidance’ component. The Suwalk-Lomza SIG Chairman, Marlene Silverman
(together with others on our Production and Technical Assistants team)
provides a great deal of guidance, at no cost.

Suwalk-Lomza SIG gratefully acknowledges the hosting of its website by

Allen Avner
Champaign, Illinois USA
For the Suwalk-Lomza SIG

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