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Re: Problems with FHL Familysearch #general

Sally Bruckheimer <sallybru@...>
 

Barbara Siegel asks about www.familysearch.org :

1.) Has anyone else had this problem?
2.) Does this FHL search site really work reliably, or only once in awhile?
3.) Is it worth bothering with?
4.) Am I doing anything wrong?

Family Search has records >from the IGI, the International Genealogical
Index. These are: 1. information sent in by Mormons who do temple work on
ancestors, and 2. controlled extractions which are records that some Mormons
do to index events not related to know members. Controlled extractions are
mostly >from church records, but they can be any kind of record.

Most importantly, for all the people in the world in 1884, only a very few
events have been indexed. In addition, I have looked at the original
records for controlled extractions and they seem to only hit an occasional
record on a page for whatever reason.

So, to answer your questions.

1. Yes, most everyone has this problem-records are not anything like
complete.
2. IGI works pretty reliably, although like any index there are mistakes.
For the above reason, you will only find your family once in a while if at
all-particularly for Jews because controlled extractions are mostly church
records!
3. It is an easy thing to check, so yes it is worth bothering.
4. No, you aren't doing anything wrong.

The Mormons have an immense amount of information on microfilm and
microfiche, but you have to do the research. In Israel, there is no FHL so
come to the Salt Lake City conference if possible. Otherwise, you would
have to get someone to work for you.

I have gotten an immense amount of information about my family >from the FHL,
but not >from the IGI.

Sally Bruckheimer
Buffalo, NY


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Problems with FHL Familysearch #general

Sally Bruckheimer <sallybru@...>
 

Barbara Siegel asks about www.familysearch.org :

1.) Has anyone else had this problem?
2.) Does this FHL search site really work reliably, or only once in awhile?
3.) Is it worth bothering with?
4.) Am I doing anything wrong?

Family Search has records >from the IGI, the International Genealogical
Index. These are: 1. information sent in by Mormons who do temple work on
ancestors, and 2. controlled extractions which are records that some Mormons
do to index events not related to know members. Controlled extractions are
mostly >from church records, but they can be any kind of record.

Most importantly, for all the people in the world in 1884, only a very few
events have been indexed. In addition, I have looked at the original
records for controlled extractions and they seem to only hit an occasional
record on a page for whatever reason.

So, to answer your questions.

1. Yes, most everyone has this problem-records are not anything like
complete.
2. IGI works pretty reliably, although like any index there are mistakes.
For the above reason, you will only find your family once in a while if at
all-particularly for Jews because controlled extractions are mostly church
records!
3. It is an easy thing to check, so yes it is worth bothering.
4. No, you aren't doing anything wrong.

The Mormons have an immense amount of information on microfilm and
microfiche, but you have to do the research. In Israel, there is no FHL so
come to the Salt Lake City conference if possible. Otherwise, you would
have to get someone to work for you.

I have gotten an immense amount of information about my family >from the FHL,
but not >from the IGI.

Sally Bruckheimer
Buffalo, NY


Mail to us has been lost #general

Carol Skydell <skydell@...>
 

Folks,
Any mail addressed to any list at jewishgen.org or to
lyris.jewishgen.org may have been lost due to a huge power
outage in Houston, TX Thursday night June 29th.

A major file corruption did occur, so if you have mailed either of
those domains and get no response within a day or so, please
re-send your message.

Our apologies for the inconvenience.

Carol Skydell,
JewishGen Operations

Personal messages to -->skydell@...
JewishGen business to -->cskydell@...
Thank you!


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Mail to us has been lost #general

Carol Skydell <skydell@...>
 

Folks,
Any mail addressed to any list at jewishgen.org or to
lyris.jewishgen.org may have been lost due to a huge power
outage in Houston, TX Thursday night June 29th.

A major file corruption did occur, so if you have mailed either of
those domains and get no response within a day or so, please
re-send your message.

Our apologies for the inconvenience.

Carol Skydell,
JewishGen Operations

Personal messages to -->skydell@...
JewishGen business to -->cskydell@...
Thank you!


Visit to YIVO (Siauliai)--Lithuanian Resources #lithuania

Maria Krane
 

Hello Litvakers,
My cousin will be visiting YIVO in the near future and we would like to
be in touch with anyone who has used the archives or library recently and can
give us a few tips as well as answer some questions. I've looked through
their website as well as a copy of Guide to YIVO Archives. We are
particularly interested in records of our towns in the Siauliai District,
however, I am sure that if anyone has used Lithuanian resources (or others)
we could learn >from their experience. Please respond privately, unless you
feel the group would benefit >from the discussion. Many thanks.
Maria Krane, Pembroke Pines, Florida (USA)
MariaKrane@...


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Visit to YIVO (Siauliai)--Lithuanian Resources #lithuania

Maria Krane
 

Hello Litvakers,
My cousin will be visiting YIVO in the near future and we would like to
be in touch with anyone who has used the archives or library recently and can
give us a few tips as well as answer some questions. I've looked through
their website as well as a copy of Guide to YIVO Archives. We are
particularly interested in records of our towns in the Siauliai District,
however, I am sure that if anyone has used Lithuanian resources (or others)
we could learn >from their experience. Please respond privately, unless you
feel the group would benefit >from the discussion. Many thanks.
Maria Krane, Pembroke Pines, Florida (USA)
MariaKrane@...


Newsgroup problems at Jewishgen #latvia

Arlene Beare <arl@...>
 

Folks,
Any mail addressed to any list at jewishgen.org or to
lyris.jewishgen.org may have been lost due to a huge power
outage in Houston, TX on Thursday night, June 29th.
A major file corruption did occur, so if you have mailed either of
those domains and get no response within a day or so, please
re-send your message.
Our apologies for the inconvenience.
Carol Skydell,
JewishGen Operations
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Personal messages to -->skydell@...
JewishGen business to -->cskydell@...
Thank you!


Latvia SIG #Latvia Newsgroup problems at Jewishgen #latvia

Arlene Beare <arl@...>
 

Folks,
Any mail addressed to any list at jewishgen.org or to
lyris.jewishgen.org may have been lost due to a huge power
outage in Houston, TX on Thursday night, June 29th.
A major file corruption did occur, so if you have mailed either of
those domains and get no response within a day or so, please
re-send your message.
Our apologies for the inconvenience.
Carol Skydell,
JewishGen Operations
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Personal messages to -->skydell@...
JewishGen business to -->cskydell@...
Thank you!


JewishGen power outage #lodz #poland

Seflaum@...
 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE PLEASE.

Folks,
Any mail addressed to any list at jewishgen.org or to
lyris.jewishgen.org may have been lost due to a huge power
outage in Houston, TX on Thursday night, June 29th.

A major file corruption did occur, so if you have mailed either of
those domains and get no response within a day or so, please
re-send your message.

Our apologies for the inconvenience.

Carol Skydell,
JewishGen Operations


Lodz Area Research Group #Lodz #Poland JewishGen power outage #lodz #poland

Seflaum@...
 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE PLEASE.

Folks,
Any mail addressed to any list at jewishgen.org or to
lyris.jewishgen.org may have been lost due to a huge power
outage in Houston, TX on Thursday night, June 29th.

A major file corruption did occur, so if you have mailed either of
those domains and get no response within a day or so, please
re-send your message.

Our apologies for the inconvenience.

Carol Skydell,
JewishGen Operations


Searching: PLACHINSKY and MENDELOWITZ from Lodz #lodz #poland

Shelley K. Pollero <rkpollero@...>
 

Dear Lodz subscribers,

I am researching the PLACHINSKY (PLACZINSKI) and MENDELOWITZ
(MENDELOWICZ) family >from Lodz.

My brother-in-law's grandfather Lazer (Louis) PLACZINSKI was born in
Lodz in the 1880's and married Esther MENDELOWICZ in Lodz. They
immigrated to America c.1912 Their children were Philip (possibly
Fayvel) born c.1912 and Belle born 1915. Belle was my brother-in-law's
mother.

We are in touch with many Plachinsky cousins who live in Israel,
Australia, Canada, and the U.S.A.

One of the Plachinsky cousins with whom we are in contact was
interviewed by Steven Spielberg's team while they were researching for
the film, Schindler's List, because he was a survivor of the camp
depicted in the movie. They needed to verify the facts in the book,
Schindler's List, and he was able to corroborate the details in the
book. He was also videotaped for the Shoah Foundation.

We would love to hear >from other researchers of these families and/or
those who have these surnames in their family tree.

Thank you.

Shelley Kellerman Pollero
rkpollero@...


Lodz Area Research Group #Lodz #Poland Searching: PLACHINSKY and MENDELOWITZ from Lodz #lodz #poland

Shelley K. Pollero <rkpollero@...>
 

Dear Lodz subscribers,

I am researching the PLACHINSKY (PLACZINSKI) and MENDELOWITZ
(MENDELOWICZ) family >from Lodz.

My brother-in-law's grandfather Lazer (Louis) PLACZINSKI was born in
Lodz in the 1880's and married Esther MENDELOWICZ in Lodz. They
immigrated to America c.1912 Their children were Philip (possibly
Fayvel) born c.1912 and Belle born 1915. Belle was my brother-in-law's
mother.

We are in touch with many Plachinsky cousins who live in Israel,
Australia, Canada, and the U.S.A.

One of the Plachinsky cousins with whom we are in contact was
interviewed by Steven Spielberg's team while they were researching for
the film, Schindler's List, because he was a survivor of the camp
depicted in the movie. They needed to verify the facts in the book,
Schindler's List, and he was able to corroborate the details in the
book. He was also videotaped for the Shoah Foundation.

We would love to hear >from other researchers of these families and/or
those who have these surnames in their family tree.

Thank you.

Shelley Kellerman Pollero
rkpollero@...


Re: Connecticut info #general

Glenda Rubin <glendarubin@...>
 

At 10:53 AM 06/27/2000 -0400, Anita Citron wrote:
<snip>
I contacted the clerk's office in New Britain only to be told that you can
get a copy of the death certificate only after the person has been dead
100 years!!!!!! Sheesh.
My father died in New Haven, CT in 1986 (presumably a different county, but
maybe the information will be helpful anyway as it's the same
state). Some 10 years later, on a visit, I requested a copy at at some
government office in New Haven (sorry, can't remember which) and they had
it ready for me to pick up a few days later. I don't remember having to
prove I was his daughter (didn't have anything like that with me, anyway).

Glenda Rubin
San Francisco Bay Area
glendarubin@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Connecticut info #general

Glenda Rubin <glendarubin@...>
 

At 10:53 AM 06/27/2000 -0400, Anita Citron wrote:
<snip>
I contacted the clerk's office in New Britain only to be told that you can
get a copy of the death certificate only after the person has been dead
100 years!!!!!! Sheesh.
My father died in New Haven, CT in 1986 (presumably a different county, but
maybe the information will be helpful anyway as it's the same
state). Some 10 years later, on a visit, I requested a copy at at some
government office in New Haven (sorry, can't remember which) and they had
it ready for me to pick up a few days later. I don't remember having to
prove I was his daughter (didn't have anything like that with me, anyway).

Glenda Rubin
San Francisco Bay Area
glendarubin@...


Baron Hirsch Cemetery, Golubs and Kopester Society #general

Steve Axelrath <saxelrat@...>
 

We're just determined that my wife's great grandmother and great
great grandmother (both named GOLUB) were buried at the Baron Hirsch
Cemetery on Staten Island, New York. They were interred within the
KOPESTER burial plot.
Does anyone know what KOPESTER refers to? Is it a town? A
province? A family name?


Steve Axelrath
Littleton, Colorado


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Baron Hirsch Cemetery, Golubs and Kopester Society #general

Steve Axelrath <saxelrat@...>
 

We're just determined that my wife's great grandmother and great
great grandmother (both named GOLUB) were buried at the Baron Hirsch
Cemetery on Staten Island, New York. They were interred within the
KOPESTER burial plot.
Does anyone know what KOPESTER refers to? Is it a town? A
province? A family name?


Steve Axelrath
Littleton, Colorado


Re: Synagogues in Scotland & Ireland #general

Curiousyl@...
 

Hello - An informative site:
http://www.haruth.com/JewsoftheWorld.html Harry Leichter's Jewish
Communities of the World

Sylvia Furshman Nusinov
Florida


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Synagogues in Scotland & Ireland #general

Curiousyl@...
 

Hello - An informative site:
http://www.haruth.com/JewsoftheWorld.html Harry Leichter's Jewish
Communities of the World

Sylvia Furshman Nusinov
Florida


Re: Poland birth record #general

Stanley Diamond
 

The place Meryl is looking for is the small village "Strzylawki."
It is about 4 km west of Grybow on the road to Nowy Sacz. It is
not unusual for immigrants to refer to the nearby larger town in
conversation as well as records created in their new country.

Stanley Diamond, Montreal
"Genealogy with an extra reason" ... Beta-Thalassemia Research Project
www.geocities.com/Heartland/Pointe/1439

Meryl Persky <FOODPHILE@...> writes:

I was so excited to receive my grandfather's (Harry HIRSCH)
birth record >from Poland! ....snip.
I'm in a dilemma over the town in which my grandfather was born.
He always said he was >from Grybow (map: 49 38 20 57) but his
niece, who is the only survivor of the Holocaust, now living in Israel,
has told me the town was actually Skrzyzsow (map:49 59 20 57).
The actual birth record lists the town as Strzylawka. The problem
I have is that there is no mention of this town in "Where Once
We Walked", and nothing in Shtetl Seeker. Any and all opinions
will be most welcome!
Meryl Persky


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Poland birth record #general

Stanley Diamond
 

The place Meryl is looking for is the small village "Strzylawki."
It is about 4 km west of Grybow on the road to Nowy Sacz. It is
not unusual for immigrants to refer to the nearby larger town in
conversation as well as records created in their new country.

Stanley Diamond, Montreal
"Genealogy with an extra reason" ... Beta-Thalassemia Research Project
www.geocities.com/Heartland/Pointe/1439

Meryl Persky <FOODPHILE@...> writes:

I was so excited to receive my grandfather's (Harry HIRSCH)
birth record >from Poland! ....snip.
I'm in a dilemma over the town in which my grandfather was born.
He always said he was >from Grybow (map: 49 38 20 57) but his
niece, who is the only survivor of the Holocaust, now living in Israel,
has told me the town was actually Skrzyzsow (map:49 59 20 57).
The actual birth record lists the town as Strzylawka. The problem
I have is that there is no mention of this town in "Where Once
We Walked", and nothing in Shtetl Seeker. Any and all opinions
will be most welcome!
Meryl Persky