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Re: NIDERMAN location and genealogy books #general

S. & J. Neuwirth <solaris@...>
 

Leah hi,
Poland ceased to be an independent state >from after the end of the
Napoleonic Wars, until the end of W.W.II (100+ years). Its territory was
divided in the peace settlement at the Vienna Congress, between Russia,
Prussia and Austria. Hungary at the time had had a common border with
the Polish provinces along the northern and eastern slopes of the
Karpathian Mountains and thus it was a Jewish migration route to north &
north-east Hungary, although Internal passport and settlement permit
requirements made it quite difficult.

Also for your information; here is a Hungarian 'SIG' of JewishGen

I hope this helps somewhat,

Josef Neuwirth
Calgary AB Canada
solaris@spots.ca

----- Original Message -----
From: "Leah Aharoni" <leah25@netvision.net.il>
To: "JewishGen Discussion Group" <jewishgen@lyris.jewishgen.org>
Sent: Tuesday, January 15, 2002 4:08 PM
Subject: NIDERMAN location and genealogy books


Hi,
1)I am researching a NIDERMAN family >from Poland. According to my
gfather the family is >from Lublin or Chelm (for whatever that is worth). I
realize that they probably lived in some tiny shtetl I've never heard about
and the Nidermans that I came across on the JRI are >from Krasnick (checking
the records out in LDS at present).

In any case, I have never come across a live NIDERMAN >from Poland but
I have met a few >from Hungary. I believe that at one point certain parts
of Poland were part of Austria-Hunfary so my family might have moved >from
Hungary to Poland.

Does this make sence to anyone? If yes then where do I find materials
on Hungarian genealogy (I haven't seen anything on Jewishgen)?

Any suggestions are welcome?

2)I've been looking for genealogy books for a while in Jerusalem and
came up emptyhanded.If anyone can name a good source for genealogy books
(preferably used) or is interested in selling please contact me offline.

Thanks a lot

Leah


Icka Looks like Jeka #poland

RobinnM@...
 

Vivienne Fleet asked a question that made me smile because I've had the same
question myself.

I've been looking at these Polish records for ten years now, but it's not too
many to remember wondering about "Jeka" in the documents! Although I am sure
we are working in different towns and therefore seeing different people's
handwriting... the name "Icka" (Icek) often looks like "Jeka" in the
documents. To make it even more confusing, sometimes "I" and "J" names are
alphabetized together in the indexes.

I am quite certain that your ancestor was named Icek based upon what you
report.

Best wishes,

Robinn Magid
Lublin Shtetl CO-OP Leader
RobinnM@aol.com


Re: Name Jeka #poland

madeleine
 

In a message dated 1/14/02 1:12:23 AM Eastern Standard Time,
jri-pl@lyris.jewishgen.org writes:

<< I couldn't make out my ggg-grandfather's name on his son's marriage
certificate. The best I could make of it was "Jeka", not a first name I've
heard before. Has anyone come across it themselves?

Thanks
Vivienne Fleet
Peterborough, England >>

Vivenne, the name most probably is Icek, also spelled Iciek. The capital I
and capital J resemble each other. This name has confounded many of us,
until we figured it out.

Madeleine Okladek
NYC


Most Common Surnames in Lodz, 1899-1900 #poland

Seflaum@...
 

Update: Lodz City PSA Project, Seven-Year Initiative (1899-1905)

Year I (1899-1900) Indexing: 10,876 birth, marriage, and death records
Fund raising goal: $2,250
Amount raised: $1,250
Amount still needed: $1,000
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
From: Shirley Rotbein Flaum, Lodz PSA Town Leader

Subject: JRI-Poland "Lodz Seven-Year Initiative" for the City of Lodz PSA
Project, 1899-1905

Dear Fellow Researcher:

In a previous announcement, I informed you of the seven-year initiative to
index 43,501 Lodz Jewish birth, marriage and death records, >from 1899 through
1905. This marks the initial inroad into 20th century Lodz Jewish vital
records. These records hold the potential for major breakthroughs in your
family research.

Just a few months ago, 10,876 birth, marriage, and death records >from the
1899 and 1900 registers were computerized by the JRI-Poland team in Warsaw.
The data entry has been completed and the indices are pending addition to the
JRI-Poland database.

We now have available a list of the 50 most common surnames found in this
first batch of Lodz indices, 1899-1900. The surnames are followed by the
frequency with which they appear:

ABRAMOWICZ 20
BERGER 37
BERLINSKA / BERLINSKI 28
BERMAN 17
BORENSZTAJN /BORENSZTEJN / BORNSZTAJN / BORNSZTEJN 58
BRAUN 23
BRZEZINSKA / BRZEZINSKI 18
DAWIDOWICZ 23
DOBRZYNSKA / DOBRZYNSKI 34
ENGEL 20
EPSZTAJN / EPSZTEJN 38
ERLICH 16
FELDMAN 17
FINKELSZTAJN / FINKELSZTEJN 18
FRENKEL 66
FRYDMAN 37
FUKS 32
GLIKSMAN 33
GOLDBERG 97
GOLDMAN 24
GOLDSZTAJN / GOLDSZTEJN 36
GROSMAN 28
GRYNBAUM 28
GRYNBERG 41
JAKUBOWICZ 98
JOSKOWICZ 29
KAC 32
KAUFMAN 25
KUTNER 17
KOLSKA / KOLSKI 22
LAJZEROWICZ 22
LEWIN 63
LEWKOWICZ 77
LIBERMAN 21
LICHTENSZTAJN / LICHTENSZTEJN 21
MARKEWICZ / MARKOWICZ 29
MOSZKOWICZ 27
NAJMAN / NEJMAN 52
POMERANC 18
RABINOWICZ 18
RAPOPORT 23
ROZEN 21
ROZENBAUM 23
ROZENBERG 70
ROZENTAL / ROZENTUL 35
RUBINSZTAJN / RUBINSZTEJN 34
RUSSAK / RUSSEK 20
WAJNBERG 35
WARSZAWSKA / WARSZAWSKI 33
WINER 26
ZILBERSZTAJN / ZILBERSZTEJN 27

A list of all surnames found in the new data (1899-1900) is now online at:
http://www.jewishgen.org/jri-pl/psa/lodzsurn2.htm
There are a whopping 4,019 unique surnames in this list. Not surprising since
Lodz contained the second largest Jewish community in Poland, if not all of
Europe.

If you would like to know how many times your surname of interest appears in
this new data, please contact seflaum@aol.com.

Contributions toward meeting the Year 1 (1899-1900) budget of US$2,250 are
now being accepted. Whatever you contribute will be very much appreciated and
will help bring us closer to our goal of putting this data online. As in the
past, all individuals (or families) who are able to contribute US$100 or more
to this effort will be qualify to receive the complete database as an Excel
file for personal research. You need only contribute this amount *once* to
receive the databases for 1899-1905 (as each year's data becomes available
and indexing is completed).

A contribution of minimum US$100 will ensure that you receive the data as
soon as it has been indexed, and likely in advance of its general
availability in the JRI-Poland Searchable Database. It will also enable you
to study all the Lodz record indices at once, and perhaps find a family name
whose connection you had forgotten, or to work with the data (for example,
sorting by first name) to search for a grandmother's or great-grandmother's
elusive maiden name.

You will be able to obtain copies of the records by simply printing out the
order form on the JRI-Poland web site and mailing it to the Polish State
Archives branch in Lodz.

Please spread the word to everyone you are in contact with who has an
interest in Lodz - family, friends, co-researchers. All should be encouraged
to make a contribution. Unless we meet the Year I budget of $2,250, we will
not be able to proceed to the Year II indexing, i.e., 1901 records, to be
available this year.

Your contributions in US Dollars may be mailed to:

Jewish Records Indexing - Poland
c/o Sheila Salo, Treasurer
5607 Greenleaf Rd.
Cheverly, MD 20785
USA

Visa contributions may be phoned to Sheila at (301) 341-1261. Or print out
the form at http://www.jewishgen.org/jri-pl/visa.htm by clicking on the VISA
Card and fax or mail it to Sheila. The fax number is also (301) 341-1261.
(8:00 AM to 8:00 PM Eastern time only, please.)

For those of you living outside the United States, VISA will convert your US
Dollars contribution to your local currency. However, please identify the
amount of your contribution in US Dollars. Special arrangements have been
made to also accept bank checks in your local currency. Please email for
details: seflaum@aol.com.

ALL CONTRIBUTIONS SHOULD BE MARKED "FOR LODZ 7-YEAR INITIATIVE." If you send
a check, please write this on the face of the check.

Please give what you can so that all current and future generations of Lodz
researchers can benefit >from this project.

JRI-Poland is a nonprofit tax-exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of
the U.S. Internal Revenue Code. The JRI-Poland web site, mailing list, and
database are hosted by JewishGen.

Updates on the Lodz Seven-Year Initiative will be available in the future at:
http://www.jewishgen.org/jri-pl/psa/psastat.htm
click on "Status Report: PSA Projects Underway," which is the last line in
the heading of this page.
On the Status Report page, click "Lodz (phase 2)" in the dropdown menu.

Sincerely,

Shirley Rotbein Flaum
Lodz Town Leader
Lodz PSA / JRI-Poland Project Coordinator
Seflaum@aol.com
http://www.jewishgen.org/jri-pl/psa/psastat.htm
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/lodz/LDS.htm


Re: jri-pl digest: January 14, 2002 #poland

Ron Goldman
 

Great maps, Dan, but *huge*.

Do you, or anyone know how to get them to print out on 1 page?

Ron Goldman, FL
preshtek@gate.net

Barbara Krawcowicz asked me to post these maps. The work is all
hers. Thank you, Barbara!

http://www4.wittenberg.edu/academics/music/kazez/0111.poland-map1.jpg
http://www4.wittenberg.edu/academics/music/kazez/0111.poland-map3.jpg
http://www4.wittenberg.edu/academics/music/kazez/0111.poland-map2.jpg

Dan


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1929 Polish Business Directory "Town Index" now available #poland

Howard Fink <know_How@...>
 

I am very happy, and relieved, to announce that Phase 1 of the huge
Jewish Records Indexing ­ Poland / JewishGen "1929 Polish Business
Directory Project" is complete: the indexing of all of the towns in the
Directory is finished. JRI-Poland volunteers completed the data entry of
the town index in early December and I have spent the last several weeks
editing the data.

The file of the index of towns, identified as "województwo" (province)
or "powiat" (district), is larger than almost any of the individual town
vital records databases in the JRI­-Poland database. The Business
Directory Town Index identifies over 34,000 towns. This in itself
provides an exciting new resource, similar to ShtetlSeeker.

To appreciate the enormous scope of this project, consider that the
current number of indices for all towns in the JRI­-Poland database of
primarily 19th century records recently leapt to one and a half million.
It is estimated that the completed Business Directory database will
include three quarters of a million 20th century entries.

Now for the truly exciting news: even before the searchable names
database is completed, you can have immediate access to the data for
your town right now. The 3000 directory pages have been scanned and
converted into Adobe PDF files. Thanks to rapid development efforts by
Michael Tobias (doesn't it seem like there must be at least ten of him
working on projects?), you can now search by town name and then click
on the resulting link to see high resolution images of the actual
directory page(s).

The URL is: www.jewishgen.org/jri_pl/bizdir/start.htm

Think of the amazement you felt the first time you viewed an original
manifest via the Ellis Island web site. A similar experience is waiting
for you when you search within the Polish 1929 Business Directory.
Searching is made easy because there is built-in support for matches
via the Daitch-Mokotoff Soundex system.

As with most JRI­-Poland managed projects, this has been a truly
international effort. Town index data entry volunteers are from
Australia, Canada, Israel, Japan, Poland, Sweden and the United States,
all working under the coordination and direction of JRI-Poland Board
Member, Roni Seibel Liebowitz.

Indexing the towns was only the first phase of this huge project. Phase
2 will be launched shortly. We will be entering all of the business
names (typically named after the owner), and other available details
into
an online searchable database.

Here is more information about Phase 2.

Phase 2:
A detailed set of instructions has been written for interpretation of
the directory entries, along with many examples. Entry of this data will
be quite different >from entering data >from vital record indices. Since
all the entries are printed rather than handwritten, the work should
flow smoothly.

Some volunteers are now testing the Phase 2 data entry protocol.

We hope many more people will volunteer to help enter the business and
name data needed to create the final database. There are about 2500
pages in the Phase 2 effort. Details for Phase 2 will be announced
shortly. As you enjoy the current offering of this new resource, imagine
how much more useful it will be when it is possible to search this
database by name.

Please help us complete this amazing effort by volunteering when we
announce that we are ready for additional work on Phase 2.

To enable both Jewish Records Indexing - Poland, Inc. and JewishGen,
Inc. to continue work on such special initiatives and to cover the costs
incurred to date, we invite researchers to make a voluntary contribution
to the Business Directory project.

Please send your tax-deductible (in the U.S.) contributions to
Jewish Records Indexing - Poland,
c/o Sheila Salo, Treasurer,
5607 Greenleaf Rd.,
Cheverly, MD 20785,
USA.

You can also contribute by credit card by going to:
http://www.jewishgen.org/jri_pl/visa.htm

You can also telephone Sheila Salo to make your VISA or MasterCard
contribution between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. Eastern time, at (301) 341-1261.
The fax number is (301) 341-1261.

Your contributions should be clearly marked: "For the 1929 Business
Directory Project." All contributions for this project will be shared
equally with JewishGen.

For more details about this project, please refer to the following URL:
www.jewishgen.org/jri_pl/bizdir/start.htm

As with any large data entry project, mistakes may be found. Please
send details of any errors you notice to me at know_How@speakeasy.net.

I am taking this opportunity to thank the volunteers who were
instrumental in the creation of the Town Index. Roni Seibel Liebowitz
did the outreach and coordinated the efforts of a group of extremely
conscientious data entry volunteers, who are too numerous to mention
here. A hearty thank you goes to Deborah Baseman who did some key
groundwork when the project was initially conceived. My appreciation
goes to web master Steve Zedeck for putting together the complex
Business Directory web pages and the continuous updating of the
project web pages. I have already thanked Michael Tobias for so
efficiently and quickly converting the completed file into Internet-
ready format. He is also responsible for loading the thousands of PDF
pages on the JewishGen server as well as the viewing access for it.
And finally, thanks go to Michael and Warren Blatt for their efforts
over the last few days to refine the way in which the search data is
presented, and thus make it most useful to researchers.

Howard Fink
Database Manager
1929 Polish Business Directory Project
JRI-Poland in association with JewishGen

Jewish Records Indexing - Poland, Inc. is an independent
non-profit 501(c)3 U.S. tax-exempt organization and is
hosted by JewishGen.


Re: Icek Looks Like Jeka #poland

RobinnM@...
 

Vivienne Fleet asked a question that made me smile because I've had the same
question myself.

I've been looking at these Polish records for ten years now, but it's not too
many to remember wondering about "Jeka" in the documents! Although I am sure
we are working in different towns and therefore seeing different people's
handwriting... the name "Icka" (Icek) often looks like "Jeka" in the
documents. To make it even more confusing, sometimes "I" and "J" names are
alphabetized together in the indexes.

I am quite certain that your ancestor was named Icek based upon what you
report.

Best wishes,

Robinn Magid
Lublin Shtetl CO-OP Leader
RobinnM@aol.com


Thank you #poland

AbeGreenho@...
 

I would like to thank everyone who emailed me with translations for the
materials I posted on Viewmate. Your help is greatly appreciated!

Abe Greenhouse
New Brunswick, NJ USA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: NIDERMAN location and genealogy books #general

S. & J. Neuwirth <solaris@...>
 

Leah hi,
Poland ceased to be an independent state >from after the end of the
Napoleonic Wars, until the end of W.W.II (100+ years). Its territory was
divided in the peace settlement at the Vienna Congress, between Russia,
Prussia and Austria. Hungary at the time had had a common border with
the Polish provinces along the northern and eastern slopes of the
Karpathian Mountains and thus it was a Jewish migration route to north &
north-east Hungary, although Internal passport and settlement permit
requirements made it quite difficult.

Also for your information; here is a Hungarian 'SIG' of JewishGen

I hope this helps somewhat,

Josef Neuwirth
Calgary AB Canada
solaris@spots.ca

----- Original Message -----
From: "Leah Aharoni" <leah25@netvision.net.il>
To: "JewishGen Discussion Group" <jewishgen@lyris.jewishgen.org>
Sent: Tuesday, January 15, 2002 4:08 PM
Subject: NIDERMAN location and genealogy books


Hi,
1)I am researching a NIDERMAN family >from Poland. According to my
gfather the family is >from Lublin or Chelm (for whatever that is worth). I
realize that they probably lived in some tiny shtetl I've never heard about
and the Nidermans that I came across on the JRI are >from Krasnick (checking
the records out in LDS at present).

In any case, I have never come across a live NIDERMAN >from Poland but
I have met a few >from Hungary. I believe that at one point certain parts
of Poland were part of Austria-Hunfary so my family might have moved >from
Hungary to Poland.

Does this make sence to anyone? If yes then where do I find materials
on Hungarian genealogy (I haven't seen anything on Jewishgen)?

Any suggestions are welcome?

2)I've been looking for genealogy books for a while in Jerusalem and
came up emptyhanded.If anyone can name a good source for genealogy books
(preferably used) or is interested in selling please contact me offline.

Thanks a lot

Leah


JRI Poland #Poland Icka Looks like Jeka #poland

RobinnM@...
 

Vivienne Fleet asked a question that made me smile because I've had the same
question myself.

I've been looking at these Polish records for ten years now, but it's not too
many to remember wondering about "Jeka" in the documents! Although I am sure
we are working in different towns and therefore seeing different people's
handwriting... the name "Icka" (Icek) often looks like "Jeka" in the
documents. To make it even more confusing, sometimes "I" and "J" names are
alphabetized together in the indexes.

I am quite certain that your ancestor was named Icek based upon what you
report.

Best wishes,

Robinn Magid
Lublin Shtetl CO-OP Leader
RobinnM@aol.com


JRI Poland #Poland Re: Name Jeka #poland

madeleine
 

In a message dated 1/14/02 1:12:23 AM Eastern Standard Time,
jri-pl@lyris.jewishgen.org writes:

<< I couldn't make out my ggg-grandfather's name on his son's marriage
certificate. The best I could make of it was "Jeka", not a first name I've
heard before. Has anyone come across it themselves?

Thanks
Vivienne Fleet
Peterborough, England >>

Vivenne, the name most probably is Icek, also spelled Iciek. The capital I
and capital J resemble each other. This name has confounded many of us,
until we figured it out.

Madeleine Okladek
NYC


JRI Poland #Poland Most Common Surnames in Lodz, 1899-1900 #poland

Seflaum@...
 

Update: Lodz City PSA Project, Seven-Year Initiative (1899-1905)

Year I (1899-1900) Indexing: 10,876 birth, marriage, and death records
Fund raising goal: $2,250
Amount raised: $1,250
Amount still needed: $1,000
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
From: Shirley Rotbein Flaum, Lodz PSA Town Leader

Subject: JRI-Poland "Lodz Seven-Year Initiative" for the City of Lodz PSA
Project, 1899-1905

Dear Fellow Researcher:

In a previous announcement, I informed you of the seven-year initiative to
index 43,501 Lodz Jewish birth, marriage and death records, >from 1899 through
1905. This marks the initial inroad into 20th century Lodz Jewish vital
records. These records hold the potential for major breakthroughs in your
family research.

Just a few months ago, 10,876 birth, marriage, and death records >from the
1899 and 1900 registers were computerized by the JRI-Poland team in Warsaw.
The data entry has been completed and the indices are pending addition to the
JRI-Poland database.

We now have available a list of the 50 most common surnames found in this
first batch of Lodz indices, 1899-1900. The surnames are followed by the
frequency with which they appear:

ABRAMOWICZ 20
BERGER 37
BERLINSKA / BERLINSKI 28
BERMAN 17
BORENSZTAJN /BORENSZTEJN / BORNSZTAJN / BORNSZTEJN 58
BRAUN 23
BRZEZINSKA / BRZEZINSKI 18
DAWIDOWICZ 23
DOBRZYNSKA / DOBRZYNSKI 34
ENGEL 20
EPSZTAJN / EPSZTEJN 38
ERLICH 16
FELDMAN 17
FINKELSZTAJN / FINKELSZTEJN 18
FRENKEL 66
FRYDMAN 37
FUKS 32
GLIKSMAN 33
GOLDBERG 97
GOLDMAN 24
GOLDSZTAJN / GOLDSZTEJN 36
GROSMAN 28
GRYNBAUM 28
GRYNBERG 41
JAKUBOWICZ 98
JOSKOWICZ 29
KAC 32
KAUFMAN 25
KUTNER 17
KOLSKA / KOLSKI 22
LAJZEROWICZ 22
LEWIN 63
LEWKOWICZ 77
LIBERMAN 21
LICHTENSZTAJN / LICHTENSZTEJN 21
MARKEWICZ / MARKOWICZ 29
MOSZKOWICZ 27
NAJMAN / NEJMAN 52
POMERANC 18
RABINOWICZ 18
RAPOPORT 23
ROZEN 21
ROZENBAUM 23
ROZENBERG 70
ROZENTAL / ROZENTUL 35
RUBINSZTAJN / RUBINSZTEJN 34
RUSSAK / RUSSEK 20
WAJNBERG 35
WARSZAWSKA / WARSZAWSKI 33
WINER 26
ZILBERSZTAJN / ZILBERSZTEJN 27

A list of all surnames found in the new data (1899-1900) is now online at:
http://www.jewishgen.org/jri-pl/psa/lodzsurn2.htm
There are a whopping 4,019 unique surnames in this list. Not surprising since
Lodz contained the second largest Jewish community in Poland, if not all of
Europe.

If you would like to know how many times your surname of interest appears in
this new data, please contact seflaum@aol.com.

Contributions toward meeting the Year 1 (1899-1900) budget of US$2,250 are
now being accepted. Whatever you contribute will be very much appreciated and
will help bring us closer to our goal of putting this data online. As in the
past, all individuals (or families) who are able to contribute US$100 or more
to this effort will be qualify to receive the complete database as an Excel
file for personal research. You need only contribute this amount *once* to
receive the databases for 1899-1905 (as each year's data becomes available
and indexing is completed).

A contribution of minimum US$100 will ensure that you receive the data as
soon as it has been indexed, and likely in advance of its general
availability in the JRI-Poland Searchable Database. It will also enable you
to study all the Lodz record indices at once, and perhaps find a family name
whose connection you had forgotten, or to work with the data (for example,
sorting by first name) to search for a grandmother's or great-grandmother's
elusive maiden name.

You will be able to obtain copies of the records by simply printing out the
order form on the JRI-Poland web site and mailing it to the Polish State
Archives branch in Lodz.

Please spread the word to everyone you are in contact with who has an
interest in Lodz - family, friends, co-researchers. All should be encouraged
to make a contribution. Unless we meet the Year I budget of $2,250, we will
not be able to proceed to the Year II indexing, i.e., 1901 records, to be
available this year.

Your contributions in US Dollars may be mailed to:

Jewish Records Indexing - Poland
c/o Sheila Salo, Treasurer
5607 Greenleaf Rd.
Cheverly, MD 20785
USA

Visa contributions may be phoned to Sheila at (301) 341-1261. Or print out
the form at http://www.jewishgen.org/jri-pl/visa.htm by clicking on the VISA
Card and fax or mail it to Sheila. The fax number is also (301) 341-1261.
(8:00 AM to 8:00 PM Eastern time only, please.)

For those of you living outside the United States, VISA will convert your US
Dollars contribution to your local currency. However, please identify the
amount of your contribution in US Dollars. Special arrangements have been
made to also accept bank checks in your local currency. Please email for
details: seflaum@aol.com.

ALL CONTRIBUTIONS SHOULD BE MARKED "FOR LODZ 7-YEAR INITIATIVE." If you send
a check, please write this on the face of the check.

Please give what you can so that all current and future generations of Lodz
researchers can benefit >from this project.

JRI-Poland is a nonprofit tax-exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of
the U.S. Internal Revenue Code. The JRI-Poland web site, mailing list, and
database are hosted by JewishGen.

Updates on the Lodz Seven-Year Initiative will be available in the future at:
http://www.jewishgen.org/jri-pl/psa/psastat.htm
click on "Status Report: PSA Projects Underway," which is the last line in
the heading of this page.
On the Status Report page, click "Lodz (phase 2)" in the dropdown menu.

Sincerely,

Shirley Rotbein Flaum
Lodz Town Leader
Lodz PSA / JRI-Poland Project Coordinator
Seflaum@aol.com
http://www.jewishgen.org/jri-pl/psa/psastat.htm
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/lodz/LDS.htm


JRI Poland #Poland Re: jri-pl digest: January 14, 2002 #poland

Ron Goldman
 

Great maps, Dan, but *huge*.

Do you, or anyone know how to get them to print out on 1 page?

Ron Goldman, FL
preshtek@gate.net

Barbara Krawcowicz asked me to post these maps. The work is all
hers. Thank you, Barbara!

http://www4.wittenberg.edu/academics/music/kazez/0111.poland-map1.jpg
http://www4.wittenberg.edu/academics/music/kazez/0111.poland-map3.jpg
http://www4.wittenberg.edu/academics/music/kazez/0111.poland-map2.jpg

Dan


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JRI Poland #Poland 1929 Polish Business Directory "Town Index" now available #poland

Howard Fink <know_How@...>
 

I am very happy, and relieved, to announce that Phase 1 of the huge
Jewish Records Indexing ­ Poland / JewishGen "1929 Polish Business
Directory Project" is complete: the indexing of all of the towns in the
Directory is finished. JRI-Poland volunteers completed the data entry of
the town index in early December and I have spent the last several weeks
editing the data.

The file of the index of towns, identified as "województwo" (province)
or "powiat" (district), is larger than almost any of the individual town
vital records databases in the JRI­-Poland database. The Business
Directory Town Index identifies over 34,000 towns. This in itself
provides an exciting new resource, similar to ShtetlSeeker.

To appreciate the enormous scope of this project, consider that the
current number of indices for all towns in the JRI­-Poland database of
primarily 19th century records recently leapt to one and a half million.
It is estimated that the completed Business Directory database will
include three quarters of a million 20th century entries.

Now for the truly exciting news: even before the searchable names
database is completed, you can have immediate access to the data for
your town right now. The 3000 directory pages have been scanned and
converted into Adobe PDF files. Thanks to rapid development efforts by
Michael Tobias (doesn't it seem like there must be at least ten of him
working on projects?), you can now search by town name and then click
on the resulting link to see high resolution images of the actual
directory page(s).

The URL is: www.jewishgen.org/jri_pl/bizdir/start.htm

Think of the amazement you felt the first time you viewed an original
manifest via the Ellis Island web site. A similar experience is waiting
for you when you search within the Polish 1929 Business Directory.
Searching is made easy because there is built-in support for matches
via the Daitch-Mokotoff Soundex system.

As with most JRI­-Poland managed projects, this has been a truly
international effort. Town index data entry volunteers are from
Australia, Canada, Israel, Japan, Poland, Sweden and the United States,
all working under the coordination and direction of JRI-Poland Board
Member, Roni Seibel Liebowitz.

Indexing the towns was only the first phase of this huge project. Phase
2 will be launched shortly. We will be entering all of the business
names (typically named after the owner), and other available details
into
an online searchable database.

Here is more information about Phase 2.

Phase 2:
A detailed set of instructions has been written for interpretation of
the directory entries, along with many examples. Entry of this data will
be quite different >from entering data >from vital record indices. Since
all the entries are printed rather than handwritten, the work should
flow smoothly.

Some volunteers are now testing the Phase 2 data entry protocol.

We hope many more people will volunteer to help enter the business and
name data needed to create the final database. There are about 2500
pages in the Phase 2 effort. Details for Phase 2 will be announced
shortly. As you enjoy the current offering of this new resource, imagine
how much more useful it will be when it is possible to search this
database by name.

Please help us complete this amazing effort by volunteering when we
announce that we are ready for additional work on Phase 2.

To enable both Jewish Records Indexing - Poland, Inc. and JewishGen,
Inc. to continue work on such special initiatives and to cover the costs
incurred to date, we invite researchers to make a voluntary contribution
to the Business Directory project.

Please send your tax-deductible (in the U.S.) contributions to
Jewish Records Indexing - Poland,
c/o Sheila Salo, Treasurer,
5607 Greenleaf Rd.,
Cheverly, MD 20785,
USA.

You can also contribute by credit card by going to:
http://www.jewishgen.org/jri_pl/visa.htm

You can also telephone Sheila Salo to make your VISA or MasterCard
contribution between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. Eastern time, at (301) 341-1261.
The fax number is (301) 341-1261.

Your contributions should be clearly marked: "For the 1929 Business
Directory Project." All contributions for this project will be shared
equally with JewishGen.

For more details about this project, please refer to the following URL:
www.jewishgen.org/jri_pl/bizdir/start.htm

As with any large data entry project, mistakes may be found. Please
send details of any errors you notice to me at know_How@speakeasy.net.

I am taking this opportunity to thank the volunteers who were
instrumental in the creation of the Town Index. Roni Seibel Liebowitz
did the outreach and coordinated the efforts of a group of extremely
conscientious data entry volunteers, who are too numerous to mention
here. A hearty thank you goes to Deborah Baseman who did some key
groundwork when the project was initially conceived. My appreciation
goes to web master Steve Zedeck for putting together the complex
Business Directory web pages and the continuous updating of the
project web pages. I have already thanked Michael Tobias for so
efficiently and quickly converting the completed file into Internet-
ready format. He is also responsible for loading the thousands of PDF
pages on the JewishGen server as well as the viewing access for it.
And finally, thanks go to Michael and Warren Blatt for their efforts
over the last few days to refine the way in which the search data is
presented, and thus make it most useful to researchers.

Howard Fink
Database Manager
1929 Polish Business Directory Project
JRI-Poland in association with JewishGen

Jewish Records Indexing - Poland, Inc. is an independent
non-profit 501(c)3 U.S. tax-exempt organization and is
hosted by JewishGen.


JRI Poland #Poland Re: Icek Looks Like Jeka #poland

RobinnM@...
 

Vivienne Fleet asked a question that made me smile because I've had the same
question myself.

I've been looking at these Polish records for ten years now, but it's not too
many to remember wondering about "Jeka" in the documents! Although I am sure
we are working in different towns and therefore seeing different people's
handwriting... the name "Icka" (Icek) often looks like "Jeka" in the
documents. To make it even more confusing, sometimes "I" and "J" names are
alphabetized together in the indexes.

I am quite certain that your ancestor was named Icek based upon what you
report.

Best wishes,

Robinn Magid
Lublin Shtetl CO-OP Leader
RobinnM@aol.com


JRI Poland #Poland Thank you #poland

AbeGreenho@...
 

I would like to thank everyone who emailed me with translations for the
materials I posted on Viewmate. Your help is greatly appreciated!

Abe Greenhouse
New Brunswick, NJ USA


News for Researchers of Siedlce #general

Linda Altman <nyj12@...>
 

Dear Fellow Researchers;

I am happy to announce that I am the new Town Leader for Jewish
Records Indexing - Poland's project to create indices of the vital
records of the town of Siedlce >from 1861 to 1899.

Work on these indices to 12,982 non-microfilmed Jewish vital records
is now underway and these will ultimately be added to the JRI-Poland
online database.

Siedlce is located 88 kilometers east of Warsaw.

o Summary of Siedlce Records

The types of records are as follows:
Births 7,335
Grooms 1,583 (see note below)
Brides 840
Deaths 3,224

For many years, the marriages of Siedlce were indexed by Grooms
only. JRI-Poland has contracted with the Siedlce archives to insert
the missing brides names in the indices and these will be added to
the database.

A list of all surnames appearing in the Siedlce indices are now online at:
<http://www.jewishgen.org/JRI-PL/psa/siedlcesurn.htm>

o The Siedlce JRI-Poland / Polish State Archives Project

Indexes to non-microfilmed 19th century Siedlce Jewish records
housed in the Siedlce Archives have are being indexed for addition
to the JRI-Poland database under an agreement between
JRI-Poland and the Polish State Archives (PSA). For information
about the Siedlce PSA project see:
<http://www.jewishgen.org/JRI-PL/psa/psastat1.htm#Siedlce
<http://www.jewishgen.org/JRI-PL/psa/psastat1.htm>

Updates on the JRI-Poland/PSA Siedlce Project are 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 "Siedlce" in the dropdown menu.

If you are interested in further information, please contact me.

Sincerely,
Linda Altman
Siedlce JRI-Poland Town Leader
E-mail: nyj12@mm2k.net <mailto:nyj12@mm2k.net>
Internet: <http://www.jewishgen.org/jri-pl/psa/psastat.htm>


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen News for Researchers of Siedlce #general

Linda Altman <nyj12@...>
 

Dear Fellow Researchers;

I am happy to announce that I am the new Town Leader for Jewish
Records Indexing - Poland's project to create indices of the vital
records of the town of Siedlce >from 1861 to 1899.

Work on these indices to 12,982 non-microfilmed Jewish vital records
is now underway and these will ultimately be added to the JRI-Poland
online database.

Siedlce is located 88 kilometers east of Warsaw.

o Summary of Siedlce Records

The types of records are as follows:
Births 7,335
Grooms 1,583 (see note below)
Brides 840
Deaths 3,224

For many years, the marriages of Siedlce were indexed by Grooms
only. JRI-Poland has contracted with the Siedlce archives to insert
the missing brides names in the indices and these will be added to
the database.

A list of all surnames appearing in the Siedlce indices are now online at:
<http://www.jewishgen.org/JRI-PL/psa/siedlcesurn.htm>

o The Siedlce JRI-Poland / Polish State Archives Project

Indexes to non-microfilmed 19th century Siedlce Jewish records
housed in the Siedlce Archives have are being indexed for addition
to the JRI-Poland database under an agreement between
JRI-Poland and the Polish State Archives (PSA). For information
about the Siedlce PSA project see:
<http://www.jewishgen.org/JRI-PL/psa/psastat1.htm#Siedlce
<http://www.jewishgen.org/JRI-PL/psa/psastat1.htm>

Updates on the JRI-Poland/PSA Siedlce Project are 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 "Siedlce" in the dropdown menu.

If you are interested in further information, please contact me.

Sincerely,
Linda Altman
Siedlce JRI-Poland Town Leader
E-mail: nyj12@mm2k.net <mailto:nyj12@mm2k.net>
Internet: <http://www.jewishgen.org/jri-pl/psa/psastat.htm>


Re: Online 1920 Census Images #general

Kevin Hanit <klh44@...>
 

Hello,

Can I please get this link as I am looking up some possible relatives and
would like to get this information out of the US Census >from 1920 or after
April 1, 2002 if at all possible, the 1930 census. I am researching a
possible link to a S. Abelowitch in St. Paul Minnesota.

Thanks,
Kevin Hanit

----- Original Message -----
From: <JBSISTEK@aol.com>
To: "JewishGen Discussion Group" <jewishgen@lyris.jewishgen.org>
Sent: Tuesday, January 15, 2002 2:28 PM
Subject: Re: Online 1920 Census Images

Beatrice,
On the same Ancestry page for Images Online is a heading for the actual
Census enumeration pages, for each year, which can be downloaded. Do that
and print a copy and the column headings are very legible. I use them to
record the Census information for the names I am researching.

Bob Sistek


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Online 1920 Census Images #general

Kevin Hanit <klh44@...>
 

Hello,

Can I please get this link as I am looking up some possible relatives and
would like to get this information out of the US Census >from 1920 or after
April 1, 2002 if at all possible, the 1930 census. I am researching a
possible link to a S. Abelowitch in St. Paul Minnesota.

Thanks,
Kevin Hanit

----- Original Message -----
From: <JBSISTEK@aol.com>
To: "JewishGen Discussion Group" <jewishgen@lyris.jewishgen.org>
Sent: Tuesday, January 15, 2002 2:28 PM
Subject: Re: Online 1920 Census Images

Beatrice,
On the same Ancestry page for Images Online is a heading for the actual
Census enumeration pages, for each year, which can be downloaded. Do that
and print a copy and the column headings are very legible. I use them to
record the Census information for the names I am researching.

Bob Sistek