Jewish Genealogy Institute #austria-czech

peter bakos <pgbakos@...>

How nice there will be a special academic effort in Jewish Genealogy. Of
course the Mormons pioneered this area at Brigham Young University, but not
specifically for Jewish research.

So my point is, unless there is something done to get archives opened to the
public - and to academics - and unless something is done about the 100 year
rule (including for deaths) which exists is many countries, all the
academics in the world will be unable to do anything to increase knowledge
and understanding of Jewish families. For example, the Czech archives will
not give me information about a marriage of two persons murdered in the
camps because it would violate their privacy! So I must wait until I am 90
to look at a marriage record of a murdered cousin.

Peter Bakos
Sarasota, Florida (For now)

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