Eden Joachim <esjoachim@...>
It's possible that many of you are having problems when entering your
information on our Secure Online Donations page because of the way in which
your information is being entered.
Please do not enter a $ when entering the total amount of your donation.
Only enter the numbers with the decimal point properly placed. Example: a
donation of $136 should be entered as 136.00
For those of you residing outside of the United States, the greatest number
of problems may be encountered because of the format of street addresses,
Postal Codes, Cities, Provinces and your Country. If you have a postal
code, please take care not to enter it in the box for State or Province but
only in the box for Postal Code. If you live in Canada, especially, your 2
letter Province Code has to be entered in the appropriate box. In many
cases, there is not a place to enter your Country of residence. I'm pretty
smart and used to dealing with many foreign locations, so I know when you
are in Israel, Canada, Australia. If you are in England, Ireland, Scotland
or Wales, your address will be coded as UK.
If you want to contribute to a District (Uyezd) Research Group, enter your
contribution in the first box on the page and use the drop down menu to
choose the correct District group. Also, provide the specific town of
interest within the district if you know it.
If you want to contribute to the Vital Records Translation Project, enter
your contribution in the second box on the page and type in the name of the
If you want to contribute to the Internal Passports Project (on ongoing
translation project) or the Kaunas Family List Project (which has not yet
begun) enter your contribution in the third box on the page. If you have an
interest in a specific town for the Internal Passport Project, please enter
If you are paying your 2008 dues, enter your contribution amount in the
fourth box on the page. Type in Dues 2008.
Remember: A contribution of $200 is the amount to make you a qualifying
contributor to the Telsiai and Vilnius District Groups. All other District
Groups require a contribution of $100 to make you a qualfying contributor.
A contribution of $100 to the Vital Records Project for one specific town
makes you a qualifying contributor for that town only. $100 makes you a
qualfying contributor for one specific town in the Internal Passports
Dues in the amount of $36 qualifies you as a member in good standing and
allows you to vote in the annual election, to be held at the annual
conference, in Chicago in August 2008. Dues are payable on a calendar year
If you are unable to make your donation online, kindly mail your check to my
attention and include your correct mailing address, email address (extremely
important), telephone number, reason for your contribution (what District
Group, what town if for Vital Records, what town if for Internal Passports,
dues and year, etc). It is best to include the form which can be printed
from the website.
Thank you and a Happy, Healthy New Year to all of you,
1204 Hillside Terrace
Pomona, NY 10970