JRI Poland #Poland RE: Ostrowiec #poland
Hadassah Lipsius <kesher@...>
What perfect timing for this question! I assume that you are referring to
Ostrowiec Swietokrzyski. I am currently working on the PSA order for the
Starachowice Branch Archives. Yes, contrary to some other internet sources
there are registers for Ostrowiec Swietokrzyski in the PSA. Jeff Geizhals
is the Archive Coordinator and the webpage for this project will be going
JRI-Poland's Warsaw team has just collected the index pages >from the PSA.
For Ostrowiec Swietokrzyski they provided the following:
Births- 1850-1866, 1868-1889
Marriages - 1826-1829, 1835-1849
Deaths - 1826-1833, 1835-1892
We are looking for volunteers to do the data entry on the Polish language
indices. You can contact me if you are willing and able.
We have not determined yet the qualifying contribution amount but donations
of any size are gratefully accepted, and donations to JRI-Poland are
tax-deductible for US taxpayers.
Donations can be accepted by check, VISA or MasterCard! Please earmark
contribution for the "Ostrowiec Swietokrzyski PSA Project.
Mail checks to:
Jewish Records Indexing - Poland
c/o Sheila Salo
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Thanks for your help in this important work.
My people (BROCHSZTAJN) were >from Ostrowiec. I visited the city in 1999.
There is no Jewish community, of course. There is what is left of the
cemetery, composed of broken stones in piles, with some standing in random
order. It appears well cared for. There is an old synagogue then painted
its exterior, a bright coat of orange-goldish paint. It was at one time a
cinema after the Jews were taken. There are records in the USC, but these
records of the Jewish community stop in 1942.
I can provide you a photo of the cemetery.