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Re: The Old Cemetery of Lodz #poland #lodz

Seflaum@...
 

Dear Fellow Researchers,

I'm afraid I must correct Ada Holtzman's message referring to the "Old Lodz
Cemetery." What she is actually referring to in her message is the "New Lodz
Cemetery" on Bracka Street.

There were two Jewish cemeteries in Lodz. The "Old Lodz Cemetery" on Wesola
street was established in 1811 and closed to burials in 1892, although a
handful of burials continued to take place through 1922. The cemetery's
tombstones were removed during WWII and the cemetery was later completely
destroyed by post-war development. Fortunately, the Chevra Kadisha records of
this cemetery survive. There is a JRI-Poland project well underway -- the
"Lodz Chevra Kadisha Indexing Project" -- to index the 3,000-plus burials in
the Old Lodz Cemetery. About half of this database is already online in the
searchable JRI-Poland database. For a detailed explanation of this project,
see
<http://www.jewishgen.org/jri-pl/lodzchev/lodzchevrakad.htm>;

The "New Lodz Cemetery" on Bracka and Zmienna Streets was established in
1892, upon the closure of the "Old Lodz Cemetery." It was to became the
largest Jewish cemetery in Europe. When the Lodz ghetto was established in
1940, the "New Lodz Cemetery" was incorporated into the ghetto area and a
section of it was used for burials of the approximately 43,000 Jews who died
in the ghetto: the "Ghetto Field." In total there were approximately 180,000
burials in the "New Lodz Cemetery," including the "Ghetto Field." This
cemetery and its Beit Tahara are still in existence and continue their
functions to the present day. A JRI-Poland project is in development to index
all the burials in the "New Lodz Cemetery," including the "Ghetto Field."

For anyone wishing further information, I suggest visiting these web pages:

<http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/Lodz/oldcem.htm>; (Old Wesola Street
cemetery)
<http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/Lodz/newcem.htm>; (New Bracka Street
Cemetery)
<http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/Lodz/newcemplan.htm>; (Plan of the New
Bracka Street Cemetery)

If you have any questions, please don't hestitate to contact me.
Regards,
Shirley Rotbein Flaum
Houston, Texas
Seflaum@aol.com

ORIGINAL MESSAGE:
An announcement!
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
http://www.geocities.com/Paris/Rue/4017/lodz/boards.htm
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

An appeal to volunteers
================

Every time there was a funeral, the name of the deceased was added to
the board of the Purification House, with the surname, name, "Ulica"
(street) number, plot and section and the grave number.

In 1945, upon liberation, the Purification House and the boards still
existed, with the names of the dead who were buried in the "OLD JEWISH
CEMETERY". A Jew rescued the boards and smuggled them to Eretz Israel!

The boards were given by this Jew shortly before he died to Yehuda
Widawski, a Holocaust survivor >from Turek and Lodz, who has dedicated
his life to the cause of Shoah memory.

Widawski donated the lists, 36 in number, each one in the size of 70x70
cm, xeroxed >from the original boards, to the Landsmanschaften of Lodz
in Israel.

The Landsmanshaften than gave me another set of copies >from the copies,
as
I volunteered to transcribe the names and prepare the database of the
graves.
I dedicate the project to the memory of Widawski's beloved wife, Dobrish
(Dorka) Widawski, daughter of Avraham Wassercug z"l of Lodz who died
Tammuz 23, 5760 (July 26th 2000).

About 15,000 - 20,000 names are expected to be found in those authentic
and rare boards. Their main value is derived >from the fact that there
are the authentic burial reference, giving the exact location of the
grave in the premises of the old cemetery. Mr Widawski researched and
advised me that all the entries are >from the 19th century, but I myself
did not yet researched and compared to the cards
database, assembled in more than 20 volumes and which are also held by
the Landsmanschaften of Lodz with more than 100,000 records.

Morris Wirth volunteered to transcribe the names with me and I am very
grateful to him.

The data will be donated to JewishGen OWBR database and published in a
book.
Hopefully also JRI database will be enriched with this rare database.
A study is being conducted now to find out the period of the burials
recorded in those boards.

I shall be very thankful to anyone who will volunteer to help me in this
project.
I shall take care for sending him/her 2-5 boards.
It is my hope this work will contribute to the everlasting
commemoration efforts of the grand Jewish Community of Lodz!

Me and Morris Wirth already transcribed nearly 5000 entries. I give you
here A VERY PARTIAL LIST OF SURNAMES - with the hope people will get the
excitement I felt while first saw this document and will volunteer to
help in copying the names to the database in Excel.


Shalom Lodz!

Ada Holtzman
Web Site: http://www.geocities.com/Paris/Rue/4017/


Lodz Area Research Group #Lodz #Poland Re: The Old Cemetery of Lodz #lodz #poland

Seflaum@...
 

Dear Fellow Researchers,

I'm afraid I must correct Ada Holtzman's message referring to the "Old Lodz
Cemetery." What she is actually referring to in her message is the "New Lodz
Cemetery" on Bracka Street.

There were two Jewish cemeteries in Lodz. The "Old Lodz Cemetery" on Wesola
street was established in 1811 and closed to burials in 1892, although a
handful of burials continued to take place through 1922. The cemetery's
tombstones were removed during WWII and the cemetery was later completely
destroyed by post-war development. Fortunately, the Chevra Kadisha records of
this cemetery survive. There is a JRI-Poland project well underway -- the
"Lodz Chevra Kadisha Indexing Project" -- to index the 3,000-plus burials in
the Old Lodz Cemetery. About half of this database is already online in the
searchable JRI-Poland database. For a detailed explanation of this project,
see
<http://www.jewishgen.org/jri-pl/lodzchev/lodzchevrakad.htm>;

The "New Lodz Cemetery" on Bracka and Zmienna Streets was established in
1892, upon the closure of the "Old Lodz Cemetery." It was to became the
largest Jewish cemetery in Europe. When the Lodz ghetto was established in
1940, the "New Lodz Cemetery" was incorporated into the ghetto area and a
section of it was used for burials of the approximately 43,000 Jews who died
in the ghetto: the "Ghetto Field." In total there were approximately 180,000
burials in the "New Lodz Cemetery," including the "Ghetto Field." This
cemetery and its Beit Tahara are still in existence and continue their
functions to the present day. A JRI-Poland project is in development to index
all the burials in the "New Lodz Cemetery," including the "Ghetto Field."

For anyone wishing further information, I suggest visiting these web pages:

<http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/Lodz/oldcem.htm>; (Old Wesola Street
cemetery)
<http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/Lodz/newcem.htm>; (New Bracka Street
Cemetery)
<http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/Lodz/newcemplan.htm>; (Plan of the New
Bracka Street Cemetery)

If you have any questions, please don't hestitate to contact me.
Regards,
Shirley Rotbein Flaum
Houston, Texas
Seflaum@aol.com

ORIGINAL MESSAGE:
An announcement!
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
http://www.geocities.com/Paris/Rue/4017/lodz/boards.htm
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

An appeal to volunteers
================

Every time there was a funeral, the name of the deceased was added to
the board of the Purification House, with the surname, name, "Ulica"
(street) number, plot and section and the grave number.

In 1945, upon liberation, the Purification House and the boards still
existed, with the names of the dead who were buried in the "OLD JEWISH
CEMETERY". A Jew rescued the boards and smuggled them to Eretz Israel!

The boards were given by this Jew shortly before he died to Yehuda
Widawski, a Holocaust survivor >from Turek and Lodz, who has dedicated
his life to the cause of Shoah memory.

Widawski donated the lists, 36 in number, each one in the size of 70x70
cm, xeroxed >from the original boards, to the Landsmanschaften of Lodz
in Israel.

The Landsmanshaften than gave me another set of copies >from the copies,
as
I volunteered to transcribe the names and prepare the database of the
graves.
I dedicate the project to the memory of Widawski's beloved wife, Dobrish
(Dorka) Widawski, daughter of Avraham Wassercug z"l of Lodz who died
Tammuz 23, 5760 (July 26th 2000).

About 15,000 - 20,000 names are expected to be found in those authentic
and rare boards. Their main value is derived >from the fact that there
are the authentic burial reference, giving the exact location of the
grave in the premises of the old cemetery. Mr Widawski researched and
advised me that all the entries are >from the 19th century, but I myself
did not yet researched and compared to the cards
database, assembled in more than 20 volumes and which are also held by
the Landsmanschaften of Lodz with more than 100,000 records.

Morris Wirth volunteered to transcribe the names with me and I am very
grateful to him.

The data will be donated to JewishGen OWBR database and published in a
book.
Hopefully also JRI database will be enriched with this rare database.
A study is being conducted now to find out the period of the burials
recorded in those boards.

I shall be very thankful to anyone who will volunteer to help me in this
project.
I shall take care for sending him/her 2-5 boards.
It is my hope this work will contribute to the everlasting
commemoration efforts of the grand Jewish Community of Lodz!

Me and Morris Wirth already transcribed nearly 5000 entries. I give you
here A VERY PARTIAL LIST OF SURNAMES - with the hope people will get the
excitement I felt while first saw this document and will volunteer to
help in copying the names to the database in Excel.


Shalom Lodz!

Ada Holtzman
Web Site: http://www.geocities.com/Paris/Rue/4017/


The Old Cemetery of Lodz #poland #lodz

Ada Holtzman <ada01@...>
 

An announcement!
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
http://www.geocities.com/Paris/Rue/4017/lodz/boards.htm
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

An appeal to volunteers
================

Every time there was a funeral, the name of the deceased was added to
the board of the Purification House, with the surname, name, "Ulica"
(street) number, plot and section and the grave number.

In 1945, upon liberation, the Purification House and the boards still
existed, with the names of the dead who were buried in the "OLD JEWISH
CEMETERY". A Jew rescued the boards and smuggled them to Eretz Israel!

The boards were given by this Jew shortly before he died to Yehuda
Widawski, a Holocaust survivor >from Turek and Lodz, who has dedicated
his life to the cause of Shoah memory.

Widawski donated the lists, 36 in number, each one in the size of 70x70
cm, xeroxed >from the original boards, to the Landsmanschaften of Lodz
in Israel.

The Landsmanshaften than gave me another set of copies >from the copies,
as
I volunteered to transcribe the names and prepare the database of the
graves.
I dedicate the project to the memory of Widawski's beloved wife, Dobrish
(Dorka) Widawski, daughter of Avraham Wassercug z"l of Lodz who died
Tammuz 23, 5760 (July 26th 2000).

About 15,000 - 20,000 names are expected to be found in those authentic
and rare boards. Their main value is derived >from the fact that there
are the authentic burial reference, giving the exact location of the
grave in the premises of the old cemetery. Mr Widawski researched and
advised me that all the entries are >from the 19th century, but I myself
did not yet researched and compared to the cards
database, assembled in more than 20 volumes and which are also held by
the Landsmanschaften of Lodz with more than 100,000 records.

Morris Wirth volunteered to transcribe the names with me and I am very
grateful to him.

The data will be donated to JewishGen OWBR database and published in a
book.
Hopefully also JRI database will be enriched with this rare database.
A study is being conducted now to find out the period of the burials
recorded in those boards.

I shall be very thankful to anyone who will volunteer to help me in this
project.
I shall take care for sending him/her 2-5 boards.
It is my hope this work will contribute to the everlasting
commemoration efforts of the grand Jewish Community of Lodz!

Me and Morris Wirth already transcribed nearly 5000 entries. I give you
here A VERY PARTIAL LIST OF SURNAMES - with the hope people will get the
excitement I felt while first saw this document and will volunteer to
help in copying the names to the database in Excel.


Shalom Lodz!

Ada Holtzman
Web Site: http://www.geocities.com/Paris/Rue/4017/


Lodz Area Research Group #Lodz #Poland The Old Cemetery of Lodz #lodz #poland

Ada Holtzman <ada01@...>
 

An announcement!
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
http://www.geocities.com/Paris/Rue/4017/lodz/boards.htm
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

An appeal to volunteers
================

Every time there was a funeral, the name of the deceased was added to
the board of the Purification House, with the surname, name, "Ulica"
(street) number, plot and section and the grave number.

In 1945, upon liberation, the Purification House and the boards still
existed, with the names of the dead who were buried in the "OLD JEWISH
CEMETERY". A Jew rescued the boards and smuggled them to Eretz Israel!

The boards were given by this Jew shortly before he died to Yehuda
Widawski, a Holocaust survivor >from Turek and Lodz, who has dedicated
his life to the cause of Shoah memory.

Widawski donated the lists, 36 in number, each one in the size of 70x70
cm, xeroxed >from the original boards, to the Landsmanschaften of Lodz
in Israel.

The Landsmanshaften than gave me another set of copies >from the copies,
as
I volunteered to transcribe the names and prepare the database of the
graves.
I dedicate the project to the memory of Widawski's beloved wife, Dobrish
(Dorka) Widawski, daughter of Avraham Wassercug z"l of Lodz who died
Tammuz 23, 5760 (July 26th 2000).

About 15,000 - 20,000 names are expected to be found in those authentic
and rare boards. Their main value is derived >from the fact that there
are the authentic burial reference, giving the exact location of the
grave in the premises of the old cemetery. Mr Widawski researched and
advised me that all the entries are >from the 19th century, but I myself
did not yet researched and compared to the cards
database, assembled in more than 20 volumes and which are also held by
the Landsmanschaften of Lodz with more than 100,000 records.

Morris Wirth volunteered to transcribe the names with me and I am very
grateful to him.

The data will be donated to JewishGen OWBR database and published in a
book.
Hopefully also JRI database will be enriched with this rare database.
A study is being conducted now to find out the period of the burials
recorded in those boards.

I shall be very thankful to anyone who will volunteer to help me in this
project.
I shall take care for sending him/her 2-5 boards.
It is my hope this work will contribute to the everlasting
commemoration efforts of the grand Jewish Community of Lodz!

Me and Morris Wirth already transcribed nearly 5000 entries. I give you
here A VERY PARTIAL LIST OF SURNAMES - with the hope people will get the
excitement I felt while first saw this document and will volunteer to
help in copying the names to the database in Excel.


Shalom Lodz!

Ada Holtzman
Web Site: http://www.geocities.com/Paris/Rue/4017/


Re: Israel address/phone lookup #general

Tilford Bartman <bartmant@...>
 

Hello,

I'm looking for the address and phone number of a women who reportedly
lives in Jerusalem. Her name is Hana Greenfield. Her husband is Murry
Greenfield and often writes in the Jerusalem Post. Hana wrote a book
called, "Fragments of Memory. >from Kolin to Jerusalem",1998.

Thanks So Much,

Tilford Bartman

MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately.


Re: Abba Kovner #general

Sandyhshor@...
 

We are very proud to inform you all that we now have Abba Kovner's book,
"Scrolls of Testimony," recently translated into English, available on the
JewishGen Mall. Carol Skydell will be telling you more about it shortly.

Sandy Hirschhorn
for the JewishGen Mall


Wielkie Oczy ShtetLinks Update #general

Stephen Landau <stephen.landau@...>
 

The Wielkie Oczy ShtetLinks site at
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/WielkieOczy has been updated based on a
census of headstones at the Mt. Zion Cemetery, Maspeth, New York. An
English translation and a reproduction of the original German document
describing the forced evacuation of Jews >from Wielkie Oczy on June 120,
1942 has also been added.

Stephen Landau
White Plains, NY
stephen.landau@att.net
http://roots.home.att.net
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/wielkieoczy

Researching:
LANDAU, Bochnia, Wisnicz [Nowy], Galicia, 1902 to US (NY)
WASSNER, Wielkie Oczy [Vilkutch], Zmijowiska, Galicia, 1900 to US (NY, MA)
GOLDSTEIN, Wielkie Oczy [Vilkutch], Galicia, 1903 to US (NY, MA)
MEINHARD[T], Gorlice?, Galicia, 1903+ to US (NY, NJ)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re:Israel address/phone lookup #general

Tilford Bartman <bartmant@...>
 

Hello,

I'm looking for the address and phone number of a women who reportedly
lives in Jerusalem. Her name is Hana Greenfield. Her husband is Murry
Greenfield and often writes in the Jerusalem Post. Hana wrote a book
called, "Fragments of Memory. >from Kolin to Jerusalem",1998.

Thanks So Much,

Tilford Bartman

MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Abba Kovner #general

Sandyhshor@...
 

We are very proud to inform you all that we now have Abba Kovner's book,
"Scrolls of Testimony," recently translated into English, available on the
JewishGen Mall. Carol Skydell will be telling you more about it shortly.

Sandy Hirschhorn
for the JewishGen Mall


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Wielkie Oczy ShtetLinks Update #general

Stephen Landau <stephen.landau@...>
 

The Wielkie Oczy ShtetLinks site at
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/WielkieOczy has been updated based on a
census of headstones at the Mt. Zion Cemetery, Maspeth, New York. An
English translation and a reproduction of the original German document
describing the forced evacuation of Jews >from Wielkie Oczy on June 120,
1942 has also been added.

Stephen Landau
White Plains, NY
stephen.landau@att.net
http://roots.home.att.net
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/wielkieoczy

Researching:
LANDAU, Bochnia, Wisnicz [Nowy], Galicia, 1902 to US (NY)
WASSNER, Wielkie Oczy [Vilkutch], Zmijowiska, Galicia, 1900 to US (NY, MA)
GOLDSTEIN, Wielkie Oczy [Vilkutch], Galicia, 1903 to US (NY, MA)
MEINHARD[T], Gorlice?, Galicia, 1903+ to US (NY, NJ)


Reprint of LODZ Digest for Tuesday, February 27, 2001. #lodz #poland

Seflaum@...
 

Dear Fellow Researchers,

I did not receive the Lodz digest for February, 27, 2001, and in case you did
not receive it either, here is a reprint. I would appreciate hearing >from
anyone else who did not receive yesterday's digest so we can determine if
there is some type of problem.

Shirley Flaum
Seflaum@aol.com

LODZ Digest for Tuesday, February 27, 2001.

1. Pabianice PSA now online
2. Announcing: Biala Rawska PSA Project

----------------------------------------------------------------------

Subject: Pabianice PSA now online
From: Seflaum@aol.com
Date: Tue, 27 Feb 2001 01:31:25 EST
X-Message-Number: 1

Dear Fellow Researchers,

It is my pleasure to announce that 4,223 indices to late 19th-century
Pabianice Jewish records have been added to the searchable JRI-Poland
database. The indices cover the following years:

Births 1871-1898
Marriages 1866-1892
Deaths for 1871-1897

Through the support of interested researchers and the hard work and
dedication of Town Leaders Judith Saltz Silberg and Mark Shilling over the
past year, the goal of making these records more accessible to us all has
been reached. Congratulations on a job well done. Special appreciation goes
to Stan Diamond, Michael Tobias, Steven Zedeck and Sheila Salo who work
tirelessly to make PSA indexing projects a success.

Search the JRI-Poland database by accessing
<http://www.jewishgen.org/jri-pl>;, and clicking on "Search the Database." If
you find reference to a record of interest, you may simply print out an order
form and order the records >from the Polish State Archives. A link to the
order form may be found at the bottom of the search results page.

Regards,
Shirley Rotbein Flaum
Lodz JRI-Poland / Polish State Archives Project Coordinator
Seflaum@aol.com

----------------------------------------------------------------------

Subject: Announcing: Biala Rawska PSA Project
From: Seflaum@aol.com
Date: Mon, 26 Feb 2001 23:29:37 EST
X-Message-Number: 2

Joint Announcement
Lodz and Rawa Mazowiecka Polish State Archives Projects of
Jewish Records Indexing - Poland

Re: the Town of Biala Rawska PSA Project

To Our Fellow Researchers:

The Coordinators of the Lodz and Rawa Mazowiecka Polish State Archives
Projects of JRI - Poland are pleased to announce that indices to late
19th-century non-microfilmed Jewish vital records of the town of Biala Rawska
will soon be made available in the JRI - Poland searchable database. The
archival records of this town are held by both the Lodz and Rawa Mazowiecka
Archives and the first group of indices is >from the registers in the Lodz
Archives.

o Proximity to Other Jewish Communities

The town of Biala Rawska is located at Latitude 51/48 and Longitude 20/29,
about halfway between Lodz and Warsaw:
43 miles / 70 kilometers east of Lodz
38 miles / 61 kilometers southwest of Warsaw

Locations of nearby pre-war Jewish communities were:
-- within 15 miles: Rawa Mazowiecka, Nowe Miasto nad Pilica, Mogielnica and
Mszczonow.
-- within 15-20 miles: Grojec, Przybyszew, Skierniewice, Tarczyn, Klwow and
Wiskitki.
-- within 20-25 miles: Jezow, Bialobrzegi, Grodzisk Mazowiecki, Radzanow,
Bolimow and Nadarzyn.
-- within 25-32 miles: Tomaszow Mazowiecki, Przytyk, Przysucha, Piaseczno,
Warka, Opoczno, Brzeziny and Glowno.

o Phase I: Newly Available Indices to Vital Records Held in the Lodz Archives

The indices to be made available are to those Jewish vital records NOT
microfilmed by the Mormons / LDS. The early 19th-century records microfilmed
by the LDS span 1826 to 1856, with records missing >from intermittent years.
The NON-microfilmed records represent a span of 46 years of Jewish life in
Biala Rawska -- nearly half the late 19th century -- and total 3,129 indices.
Here's a summary of the first batch of indices to 834 records found in the
Lodz Archives:

Births: 1858-1870, 1874
Marriages: 1864, 1867, 1874
Deaths: 1874

JRI-Poland is ready to add these 834 indices to its searchable database --
today! But first we need your support to make this happen!

o Phase II: Newly Available Indices to Vital Records Held in the Rawa
Mazowiecka Archives

Phase II will commence once Phase I has been completed. Here's a summary of
the indices to 2,295 Jewish vital records found in the Rawa Mazowiecka
Archives.

Births: 1853, 1856-1857, 1862, 1869, 1871-90, 1899
Marriages: 1853, 1856-1857, 1862, 1869-1882, 1890, 1899
Deaths: 1853, 1856-1857, 1862, 1868-1890, 1899

o How to Access the Records

Once these indexes are uploaded to the JRI-Poland database, you may simply
print out an order form >from the Jewish Records Indexing - Poland web site
and order the records >from the Polish State Archives. For more information
about the Jewish Records Indexing - Poland project, please browse the website
at: <http://www.jewishgen.org/jri-pl/index.htm>;

Updates on the JRI-Poland/PSA PROJECT are available at
<http://www.jewishgen.org/jri-pl/psastat.htm>;, click on "Status Report: PSA
Project Underway" which is the last line in the heading of this page. On the
"Status Report" page, click on "Rawa Mazowiecka" in the drop-down menu.

We hope to be able to announce that this data is "now online" in the very
near future! If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask.

Regards,
Joe Ross
Rawa Mazowiecka JRI-Poland / Polish State Archives Coordinator
<jaross115@home.com>

Shirley Rotbein Flaum
Lodz JRI-Poland / Polish State Archives Project Coordinator
<Seflaum@aol.com>
--

END OF DIGEST


Lodz Area Research Group #Lodz #Poland Reprint of LODZ Digest for Tuesday, February 27, 2001. #lodz #poland

Seflaum@...
 

Dear Fellow Researchers,

I did not receive the Lodz digest for February, 27, 2001, and in case you did
not receive it either, here is a reprint. I would appreciate hearing >from
anyone else who did not receive yesterday's digest so we can determine if
there is some type of problem.

Shirley Flaum
Seflaum@aol.com

LODZ Digest for Tuesday, February 27, 2001.

1. Pabianice PSA now online
2. Announcing: Biala Rawska PSA Project

----------------------------------------------------------------------

Subject: Pabianice PSA now online
From: Seflaum@aol.com
Date: Tue, 27 Feb 2001 01:31:25 EST
X-Message-Number: 1

Dear Fellow Researchers,

It is my pleasure to announce that 4,223 indices to late 19th-century
Pabianice Jewish records have been added to the searchable JRI-Poland
database. The indices cover the following years:

Births 1871-1898
Marriages 1866-1892
Deaths for 1871-1897

Through the support of interested researchers and the hard work and
dedication of Town Leaders Judith Saltz Silberg and Mark Shilling over the
past year, the goal of making these records more accessible to us all has
been reached. Congratulations on a job well done. Special appreciation goes
to Stan Diamond, Michael Tobias, Steven Zedeck and Sheila Salo who work
tirelessly to make PSA indexing projects a success.

Search the JRI-Poland database by accessing
<http://www.jewishgen.org/jri-pl>;, and clicking on "Search the Database." If
you find reference to a record of interest, you may simply print out an order
form and order the records >from the Polish State Archives. A link to the
order form may be found at the bottom of the search results page.

Regards,
Shirley Rotbein Flaum
Lodz JRI-Poland / Polish State Archives Project Coordinator
Seflaum@aol.com

----------------------------------------------------------------------

Subject: Announcing: Biala Rawska PSA Project
From: Seflaum@aol.com
Date: Mon, 26 Feb 2001 23:29:37 EST
X-Message-Number: 2

Joint Announcement
Lodz and Rawa Mazowiecka Polish State Archives Projects of
Jewish Records Indexing - Poland

Re: the Town of Biala Rawska PSA Project

To Our Fellow Researchers:

The Coordinators of the Lodz and Rawa Mazowiecka Polish State Archives
Projects of JRI - Poland are pleased to announce that indices to late
19th-century non-microfilmed Jewish vital records of the town of Biala Rawska
will soon be made available in the JRI - Poland searchable database. The
archival records of this town are held by both the Lodz and Rawa Mazowiecka
Archives and the first group of indices is >from the registers in the Lodz
Archives.

o Proximity to Other Jewish Communities

The town of Biala Rawska is located at Latitude 51/48 and Longitude 20/29,
about halfway between Lodz and Warsaw:
43 miles / 70 kilometers east of Lodz
38 miles / 61 kilometers southwest of Warsaw

Locations of nearby pre-war Jewish communities were:
-- within 15 miles: Rawa Mazowiecka, Nowe Miasto nad Pilica, Mogielnica and
Mszczonow.
-- within 15-20 miles: Grojec, Przybyszew, Skierniewice, Tarczyn, Klwow and
Wiskitki.
-- within 20-25 miles: Jezow, Bialobrzegi, Grodzisk Mazowiecki, Radzanow,
Bolimow and Nadarzyn.
-- within 25-32 miles: Tomaszow Mazowiecki, Przytyk, Przysucha, Piaseczno,
Warka, Opoczno, Brzeziny and Glowno.

o Phase I: Newly Available Indices to Vital Records Held in the Lodz Archives

The indices to be made available are to those Jewish vital records NOT
microfilmed by the Mormons / LDS. The early 19th-century records microfilmed
by the LDS span 1826 to 1856, with records missing >from intermittent years.
The NON-microfilmed records represent a span of 46 years of Jewish life in
Biala Rawska -- nearly half the late 19th century -- and total 3,129 indices.
Here's a summary of the first batch of indices to 834 records found in the
Lodz Archives:

Births: 1858-1870, 1874
Marriages: 1864, 1867, 1874
Deaths: 1874

JRI-Poland is ready to add these 834 indices to its searchable database --
today! But first we need your support to make this happen!

o Phase II: Newly Available Indices to Vital Records Held in the Rawa
Mazowiecka Archives

Phase II will commence once Phase I has been completed. Here's a summary of
the indices to 2,295 Jewish vital records found in the Rawa Mazowiecka
Archives.

Births: 1853, 1856-1857, 1862, 1869, 1871-90, 1899
Marriages: 1853, 1856-1857, 1862, 1869-1882, 1890, 1899
Deaths: 1853, 1856-1857, 1862, 1868-1890, 1899

o How to Access the Records

Once these indexes are uploaded to the JRI-Poland database, you may simply
print out an order form >from the Jewish Records Indexing - Poland web site
and order the records >from the Polish State Archives. For more information
about the Jewish Records Indexing - Poland project, please browse the website
at: <http://www.jewishgen.org/jri-pl/index.htm>;

Updates on the JRI-Poland/PSA PROJECT are available at
<http://www.jewishgen.org/jri-pl/psastat.htm>;, click on "Status Report: PSA
Project Underway" which is the last line in the heading of this page. On the
"Status Report" page, click on "Rawa Mazowiecka" in the drop-down menu.

We hope to be able to announce that this data is "now online" in the very
near future! If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask.

Regards,
Joe Ross
Rawa Mazowiecka JRI-Poland / Polish State Archives Coordinator
<jaross115@home.com>

Shirley Rotbein Flaum
Lodz JRI-Poland / Polish State Archives Project Coordinator
<Seflaum@aol.com>
--

END OF DIGEST


Researcher in Poland #poland

Dianne Hornung <dhornung@...>
 

Would someone have the name of a reputable professional researcher in Poland
that they have used or have heard to be good.
Regards
Dianne Hornung
Melbourne Australia
dhornung@bigpond.net.au


JRI Poland #Poland Researcher in Poland #poland

Dianne Hornung <dhornung@...>
 

Would someone have the name of a reputable professional researcher in Poland
that they have used or have heard to be good.
Regards
Dianne Hornung
Melbourne Australia
dhornung@bigpond.net.au


Update: Lodz Street Names Index Project #lodz #poland

Seflaum@...
 

Update: Lodz Street Names Index Project
A JewishGen Research Division Project

Dear Fellow Lodz Researcher,

Since the announcement of this new project on February 3, 2001, we have
received a total of $220.00 >from four generous supporters (myself included)
-- but we are still short $580! I can't stress the importance of this project
enough -- it will be one more essential tool in tracing our ancestors >from
Lodz or the Lodz ghetto. Please read on for a description of this project and
consider a donation today -- any amount is much appreciated.

Before World War II, the city of Lodz had the second largest Jewish
population of any city in Europe - over 200,000 - and the Lodz ghetto was the
second largest Polish ghetto in existence. Many of us with roots in Lodz, or
with family incarcerated in the Lodz ghetto >from many surrounding areas, are
now able to trace the addresses where our ancestors once lived. This has been
made possible through the extensive business directories or ghetto records
now available, or perhaps through your own family records. Over the past
century, many of the street names in Lodz have changed at least once, if not
up to five times. We now have the opportunity to purchase an index of all the
street name changes in Lodz over the past 86 years!

o What is the Lodz Street Name Index?

The Lodz Street Name Index was created by a noted professional researcher
living in Lodz. The index includes more than 550 Lodz streets and the changes
in their names at six points in time: 1913, 1925, 1933, 1939 (including the
Lodz ghetto), 1945 and 1989 (after the fall of Communism).

For example, perhaps you found your family's business address on
"Aleksandrowska Street" in 1929. The index will tell you that street is known
today as "Limanowskiego Street." If you are tracing someone who lived in the
Lodz ghetto on "Baluter Ring," the index will tell you that street is now
known as "Rynek Balucki." See a sample of the street name index at:
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/Lodz/street.htm

The Lodz Street Name Index will be available online at the JewishGen web site
once funding for this project is completed.

o How do I contribute?

The budget for this important project is US $800. This is a bargain,
considering the amount of information that will become available. If you
would like to see this index become available to you and other researchers,
please consider a donation today. To make a donation, access:
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/Research.html

If you have any questions, please feel free to ask.

Regards,
Shirley Rotbein Flaum
Email: Seflaum@aol.com


Lodz Area Research Group #Lodz #Poland Update: Lodz Street Names Index Project #lodz #poland

Seflaum@...
 

Update: Lodz Street Names Index Project
A JewishGen Research Division Project

Dear Fellow Lodz Researcher,

Since the announcement of this new project on February 3, 2001, we have
received a total of $220.00 >from four generous supporters (myself included)
-- but we are still short $580! I can't stress the importance of this project
enough -- it will be one more essential tool in tracing our ancestors >from
Lodz or the Lodz ghetto. Please read on for a description of this project and
consider a donation today -- any amount is much appreciated.

Before World War II, the city of Lodz had the second largest Jewish
population of any city in Europe - over 200,000 - and the Lodz ghetto was the
second largest Polish ghetto in existence. Many of us with roots in Lodz, or
with family incarcerated in the Lodz ghetto >from many surrounding areas, are
now able to trace the addresses where our ancestors once lived. This has been
made possible through the extensive business directories or ghetto records
now available, or perhaps through your own family records. Over the past
century, many of the street names in Lodz have changed at least once, if not
up to five times. We now have the opportunity to purchase an index of all the
street name changes in Lodz over the past 86 years!

o What is the Lodz Street Name Index?

The Lodz Street Name Index was created by a noted professional researcher
living in Lodz. The index includes more than 550 Lodz streets and the changes
in their names at six points in time: 1913, 1925, 1933, 1939 (including the
Lodz ghetto), 1945 and 1989 (after the fall of Communism).

For example, perhaps you found your family's business address on
"Aleksandrowska Street" in 1929. The index will tell you that street is known
today as "Limanowskiego Street." If you are tracing someone who lived in the
Lodz ghetto on "Baluter Ring," the index will tell you that street is now
known as "Rynek Balucki." See a sample of the street name index at:
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/Lodz/street.htm

The Lodz Street Name Index will be available online at the JewishGen web site
once funding for this project is completed.

o How do I contribute?

The budget for this important project is US $800. This is a bargain,
considering the amount of information that will become available. If you
would like to see this index become available to you and other researchers,
please consider a donation today. To make a donation, access:
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/Research.html

If you have any questions, please feel free to ask.

Regards,
Shirley Rotbein Flaum
Email: Seflaum@aol.com


Jewish Records Index-New information #lithuania

Howard Margol
 

This announcement includes some additional information about the FHL Index of Jewish Records CD. This information will be on the IAJGS website
on Jewishgen so you can reference it in the future. Also, as soon as we can work out the details, our website will include the name and email address of a contact person in case you want to report errors you may find in the index.

NOW AVAILABLE ON CD: Jewish Records at the Family History Library with Folio Views search engine.

The CD is compatible with both the Windows and Mac operating systems.
This CD includes the largest index of Jewish records, on microfilm,
microfiche, and in print, ever compiled and produced on a CD. The records referred to are located in the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah. It took 18 months to compile, update, and finalize the InfoBase for the CD. This new InfoBase on CD will enable you to find the very best materials at the Family History Library for your specific research problem. After that, you can contact your local Family History Center to order in a copy of the microfilms, or microfiche. Books cannot circulate >from the Family History Library; but, in most cases, your local library can obtain a copy of the book >from another library via "inter library loan."

The CD comprises an index of thousands of records of significant value to Jewish genealogical research, including hundreds of records not previously known or publicized. One example is a book containing an alphabetical list of persons sent to Siberian work camps >from Lithuania, 1941-1952. It identifies 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. Other examples of valuable records on microfilm include lists of emigrants NOT sailing on emigrant ships; a list of Jewish returnees; and a list of those held back >from emigration; a list of arriving emigrants (including a list of those sent by rail to Antwerp, Tetschen, Stralsund and Vandrup at the outbreak of WW I);emigrants >from Kovno (Kaunas), and Jewish orphans >from Russia.

There is also a locality index (alphabetical) to Lithuanian Jewish Vital Records as well as the film numbers for the actual records. Included are all microfilm numbers for Jewish records received >from the Lithuanian Historical Archive as recently as January 2001 as well as links to keep up with additional records as they are acquired and appear in the Family History Library Catalog.

The CD is an InfoBase, fully integrated with Folio Views, which provides
greatly enhanced search capabilities. The Folio Views software on the CD
is a powerful tool. You can use it as a foundation upon which you can work with your own genealogical information. Folio Views allows you to personalize this InfoBase for your own use, allowing you to customize the toolbars. You can also input your own additional information and film numbers [just type it in and save], add hyperlinks to the Internet or to any record entry on the CD. It will also allow you to add bookmarks and notes to what you find in the InfoBase; you can highlight areas of interest in various colors; and do other interesting and fun things. You can add indexes to translated documents and post the information next to the film number in the InfoBase.

The CD is available for immediate shipment.
The price is $20 US if the order is received or postmarked prior to May 1,2001 plus $3 S/H in USA & Canada - $5 S/H to other countries. After April 30, 2001 the price will be $25 plus S/H.

Order your CD!

To order, send your check, made payable to IAJGS, to;
Marilyn Natchez, IAJGS Treasurer
PO Box 251683
West Bloomfield, MI 48325-1683

Alternatively, you may pay by VISA or MasterCard. To do this, send your
authorization to charge your card to Marilyn at the mailing address above or at her e-mail address, MRNatchez@aol.com. Don't forget to include the NAME shown on the card, the ADDRESS as shown on your credit card statement, your CARD NUMBER with its EXPIRATION DATE: MONTH and YEAR.

Extra! Extra! Extra! - Through the courtesy of IAJGS, the index of Jewish records in the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah also appears on Jewishgen.

You can access the index at the following URL.

http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/FHLC

I would like to emphasize that one is not a substitute for the other. Both the Index CD and the index as displayed on Jewishgen each have their advantages. To obtain the most use >from the
Index, you really need to utilize both.

Howard Margol
President, IAJGS


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Jewish Records Index-New information #lithuania

Howard Margol
 

This announcement includes some additional information about the FHL Index of Jewish Records CD. This information will be on the IAJGS website
on Jewishgen so you can reference it in the future. Also, as soon as we can work out the details, our website will include the name and email address of a contact person in case you want to report errors you may find in the index.

NOW AVAILABLE ON CD: Jewish Records at the Family History Library with Folio Views search engine.

The CD is compatible with both the Windows and Mac operating systems.
This CD includes the largest index of Jewish records, on microfilm,
microfiche, and in print, ever compiled and produced on a CD. The records referred to are located in the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah. It took 18 months to compile, update, and finalize the InfoBase for the CD. This new InfoBase on CD will enable you to find the very best materials at the Family History Library for your specific research problem. After that, you can contact your local Family History Center to order in a copy of the microfilms, or microfiche. Books cannot circulate >from the Family History Library; but, in most cases, your local library can obtain a copy of the book >from another library via "inter library loan."

The CD comprises an index of thousands of records of significant value to Jewish genealogical research, including hundreds of records not previously known or publicized. One example is a book containing an alphabetical list of persons sent to Siberian work camps >from Lithuania, 1941-1952. It identifies 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. Other examples of valuable records on microfilm include lists of emigrants NOT sailing on emigrant ships; a list of Jewish returnees; and a list of those held back >from emigration; a list of arriving emigrants (including a list of those sent by rail to Antwerp, Tetschen, Stralsund and Vandrup at the outbreak of WW I);emigrants >from Kovno (Kaunas), and Jewish orphans >from Russia.

There is also a locality index (alphabetical) to Lithuanian Jewish Vital Records as well as the film numbers for the actual records. Included are all microfilm numbers for Jewish records received >from the Lithuanian Historical Archive as recently as January 2001 as well as links to keep up with additional records as they are acquired and appear in the Family History Library Catalog.

The CD is an InfoBase, fully integrated with Folio Views, which provides
greatly enhanced search capabilities. The Folio Views software on the CD
is a powerful tool. You can use it as a foundation upon which you can work with your own genealogical information. Folio Views allows you to personalize this InfoBase for your own use, allowing you to customize the toolbars. You can also input your own additional information and film numbers [just type it in and save], add hyperlinks to the Internet or to any record entry on the CD. It will also allow you to add bookmarks and notes to what you find in the InfoBase; you can highlight areas of interest in various colors; and do other interesting and fun things. You can add indexes to translated documents and post the information next to the film number in the InfoBase.

The CD is available for immediate shipment.
The price is $20 US if the order is received or postmarked prior to May 1,2001 plus $3 S/H in USA & Canada - $5 S/H to other countries. After April 30, 2001 the price will be $25 plus S/H.

Order your CD!

To order, send your check, made payable to IAJGS, to;
Marilyn Natchez, IAJGS Treasurer
PO Box 251683
West Bloomfield, MI 48325-1683

Alternatively, you may pay by VISA or MasterCard. To do this, send your
authorization to charge your card to Marilyn at the mailing address above or at her e-mail address, MRNatchez@aol.com. Don't forget to include the NAME shown on the card, the ADDRESS as shown on your credit card statement, your CARD NUMBER with its EXPIRATION DATE: MONTH and YEAR.

Extra! Extra! Extra! - Through the courtesy of IAJGS, the index of Jewish records in the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah also appears on Jewishgen.

You can access the index at the following URL.

http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/FHLC

I would like to emphasize that one is not a substitute for the other. Both the Index CD and the index as displayed on Jewishgen each have their advantages. To obtain the most use >from the
Index, you really need to utilize both.

Howard Margol
President, IAJGS


Re: Eileen Poliakoff; also Mstijh massacre (Borisov dist., Mins... #yizkorbooks

Seymour I Kawaller <shiffnet@...>
 

2/26/01-- You'll find the story of the Zembin massacre at
www.shifrinfamily.com
SeyKay
________________________________________________________________
shiffnet@juno.com


Yizkor Books #YizkorBooks Re: Eileen Poliakoff; also Mstijh massacre (Borisov dist., Mins... #yizkorbooks

Seymour I Kawaller <shiffnet@...>
 

2/26/01-- You'll find the story of the Zembin massacre at
www.shifrinfamily.com
SeyKay
________________________________________________________________
shiffnet@juno.com