The following may be of interest to Litvaks.
I have received several messages containing questions about the "Index of
JewishRecords in the FHL CD" that was produced by IAJGS. I am repeating two of them here, with my response, as many others may have the same question.
Question No. 1
<< Is the CD you wrote about 3/2 the same or different >from the one I
purchased for $5. in SLCity last Conference? That one is not Mac compatible. You say theCD you mention is Mac compatible. I spoke to FHL in SLCity last week and the librarian told me the CD they sell is notcompatible. Which is which? What is what? I would like a Mac compatible CD if it is available. >>
Thanks for your enquiry. The Index of Jewish records in the FHL CD, produced by IAJGS, is compatible for both a Mac and a PC. It is quite
different than the CD you purchased in SLC (which only provides a general catalog of their holdings) and is far more advantageous for
Question No. 2
<< I read the post in the news group, and I'm confused.
If the CD contains an actual index of records, then I'm interested. If it
contains only a list of towns, and which microfilms/fiche belong to them,
then I'm not. It's unclear to me why this doesn't replace the online index.>>
The Index of Jewish Records in the FHL CD, produced by IAJGS, is a very
comprehensive CD. It does include a list of towns, and which microfilms/fiche belong to them. However, the CD contains far more than that. It includes a tremendous amount of data, finding aids, etc., and is compatible on both a Mac and a PC. It is far more than just an idex of towns.
Here is one example of the information contained in the index:
TITLE - Matrykula, 1826-1911
SUMMARY - Civil registration of Jewish births, marriages, marriage
supplements and deaths for Sereje (Seree), Suwalki, Poland; now Seirijai,
Lithuania. Text in Polish and Russian.
LANGUAGE - Polish, Russian.
LOCATION - Poland, Suwalki, Sereje (Sejny). Lithuania, Seirijai.
Russia, Suvalki, Seree.
FILM - 752589 - Akta urodzen, malzenstw, zgonow 1826-1831, 1837-1838,
1845-1846, 1848, 1850-1851, 1854, 1856.
FILM - 1496961 Items 19-32; Dokumenty do akt malzenstw 1883-1887, 1889-1894,
FILM - 1496962 Items 1-8; Dokumenty do akt malzenstw 1900-1903, 1905-1906,
EXAMPLE No. 2
TITLE - 1941-1952 metu Lietuvos tretiniai: pirma knyga
SUMMARY - Alphabetical list by region of persons sent to Siberian
work camps >from Lithuania, 1941-1952. Indentifies the I.D. number,
name, father's name, birth year, date sent, date released or died, and name of camp to which the person was sent. (Holocaust).
LANGUAGE - Lithuanian, Russian
LOCATION - Lithuania - Concentration camps
Russia, Siberia - Concentration camps
BOOK - 947.5 J7m
(Note: This book is located in the FHL in Salt Lake City, Utah and can only be accessed there. However, it may be available via inter-library
loan by checking with your local library).
I hope the above examples will give you an idea of just how extensive
the index is.