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Re: Liepaja cemetery burials 1909-1941 #belarus

Eric and Paula Benjaminson <oregon81@...>
 

Dear Ella,

Thanks to you, Paul and Edward for posting this very valuable burial list! I
have found a number of my paternal cousins on it (BENJAMINSON Feiwe Wolf,
BENJAMINSON Michel David, BENJAMINSON Schifre Wolf, and BENJAMINSON Wulf)
and for the first time this gives me their dates of death and confirms what
I suspected: that these family members who had grown up in Goldingen had
moved as adults to Libau and died there.

Thank you for your hard work -- mazel tov!

Eric Benjaminson
Brussels, Belgium
oregon81@yahoo.com

Researching:

BENJAMINSOHN, Goldingen, Latvia
NURICK, Goldingen, Latvia
GALINSON/GHALYENSON, Slutsk, Belarus
OSTROWSKY/OSTROVSKY, Slutsk, Belarus

----- Original Message -----
From: "ella barkan" <elbarkan@netvision.net.il>
To: "Courland Area Research Group" <courland@lyris.jewishgen.org>
Sent: Tuesday, May 07, 2002 10:59 AM
Subject: Liepaja cemetery burials 1909-1941


Liepaja (Libau) Jewish cemetery burials, 1909 - 1941 includes civil and
Jewish dates. Some records has aditional comments as father's name, age of
the young and very old, unnatural causes of death, hometowns of outsiders.

It can be found at:

http://www.ej-anders.com/users/xenon2/cem/CemIndex.htm


Ella Barkan
Tel-Aviv


Courland SIG #Courland #Latvia Re: Liepaja cemetery burials 1909-1941 #latvia #courland

Eric and Paula Benjaminson <oregon81@...>
 

Dear Ella,

Thanks to you, Paul and Edward for posting this very valuable burial list! I
have found a number of my paternal cousins on it (BENJAMINSON Feiwe Wolf,
BENJAMINSON Michel David, BENJAMINSON Schifre Wolf, and BENJAMINSON Wulf)
and for the first time this gives me their dates of death and confirms what
I suspected: that these family members who had grown up in Goldingen had
moved as adults to Libau and died there.

Thank you for your hard work -- mazel tov!

Eric Benjaminson
Brussels, Belgium
oregon81@yahoo.com

Researching:

BENJAMINSOHN, Goldingen, Latvia
NURICK, Goldingen, Latvia
GALINSON/GHALYENSON, Slutsk, Belarus
OSTROWSKY/OSTROVSKY, Slutsk, Belarus

----- Original Message -----
From: "ella barkan" <elbarkan@netvision.net.il>
To: "Courland Area Research Group" <courland@lyris.jewishgen.org>
Sent: Tuesday, May 07, 2002 10:59 AM
Subject: Liepaja cemetery burials 1909-1941


Liepaja (Libau) Jewish cemetery burials, 1909 - 1941 includes civil and
Jewish dates. Some records has aditional comments as father's name, age of
the young and very old, unnatural causes of death, hometowns of outsiders.

It can be found at:

http://www.ej-anders.com/users/xenon2/cem/CemIndex.htm


Ella Barkan
Tel-Aviv


Re: Important information:Polish State Archives order processing--AGAD Archives #galicia

Willie46@...
 

Stanley Diamond, Project Coordinator of Jewish Records
Indexing - Poland, has posted an announcement that is

copied below.

Please note that these comments and suggestions DO NOT
apply to the ordering procedure for copies of records >from the
AGAD Archives. The AGAD orders are processed through an
Order Processing Center in the United States.

Orders for copies of records >from the AGAD Archives have
also experienced long delays. However, this is solely due to
a backlog of orders at the AGAD Archives. Please rest
assured that all orders for AGAD records placed through the
JRI-Poland ordering system will be filled. Right now the
processing time is 100-150 days. We are hoping this will be
reduced in the future.

If you ordered records >from the AGAD Archives through
JRI-Poland >from near the end of November 2001 and early
January 2002 and these orders were received by the AGAD
Order Processing Center by January 10, you should be
receiving your record copies in a week or two.

Please bear with us as we try to resolve this situation.

Mark Halpern
AGAD Archive Coordinator

This message is for researchers of Polish Jewish records who
do not subscribe to the Jewish Records Indexing - Poland
mailing list and who may therefore not be aware of a very
important announcement posted on the JRI-Poland list a few
days ago.

As most JewishGen mailing list readers are aware, Jewish
Records Indexing - Poland <www.jewishgen.org/jri-pl> is
indexing Jewish vital records of Poland, generally those more
than 100 years old.

As a service to users and supporters, JRI-Poland provides an
order system enabling researchers to fill out, print and mail
orders to the Polish State Archives (PSA) for records indexed in
the JRI-Poland database (and not available in the LDS microfilms).
This system has generally worked well. However, there have
been a few problems.

As a result, at a recent meeting between JRI-Poland and the PSA,
a number of possible changes in the ordering procedures were
discussed.

One problem relates to transaction fees charged to the PSA
Branches by their local banks for depositing bank / cashier checks
from outside of Poland. These fees vary >from bank to bank and
town to town and in some cases have exceeded the face value of
the bank check sent by a researcher to pay for copies of records.

This has resulted in some confusion on the part of various archive
branches, which has included long delays in processing orders,
returned orders and requests for additional funds (or bank to bank
transfers).

JRI-Poland has developed and submitted a proposal to the PSA
for a system that we hope can solve the problem, and would be
beneficial to both our researchers and to JRI-Poland. This proposal
is now being considered.

What to do about orders you are ready to place?

Because of the pending changes, we recommend that researchers
hold their orders until further notice. But, if you have an URGENT
need for record copies, we also recommend that payment be made
by bank to bank transfers. To obtain the name and address of
the bank, include a short letter with your order to the PSA branch
archives holding the records you need.

JRI-Poland will provide an update and further recommendations
by the end of May.

If you have a specific question about a *particular pending order* -
in light of this message - please send it to: Judy Baston at
JRBaston@aol.com

NOTE: the above comments and the suggested hold on placing
orders with PSA branches does *not* apply to copies of Galician
Town records >from the AGAD Archives branch. A special
temporary payment system is in place for AGAD.


JRI Poland #Poland Re:Important information:Polish State Archives order processing--AGAD Archives #poland

Willie46@...
 

Stanley Diamond, Project Coordinator of Jewish Records
Indexing - Poland, has posted an announcement that is

copied below.

Please note that these comments and suggestions DO NOT
apply to the ordering procedure for copies of records >from the
AGAD Archives. The AGAD orders are processed through an
Order Processing Center in the United States.

Orders for copies of records >from the AGAD Archives have
also experienced long delays. However, this is solely due to
a backlog of orders at the AGAD Archives. Please rest
assured that all orders for AGAD records placed through the
JRI-Poland ordering system will be filled. Right now the
processing time is 100-150 days. We are hoping this will be
reduced in the future.

If you ordered records >from the AGAD Archives through
JRI-Poland >from near the end of November 2001 and early
January 2002 and these orders were received by the AGAD
Order Processing Center by January 10, you should be
receiving your record copies in a week or two.

Please bear with us as we try to resolve this situation.

Mark Halpern
AGAD Archive Coordinator

This message is for researchers of Polish Jewish records who
do not subscribe to the Jewish Records Indexing - Poland
mailing list and who may therefore not be aware of a very
important announcement posted on the JRI-Poland list a few
days ago.

As most JewishGen mailing list readers are aware, Jewish
Records Indexing - Poland <www.jewishgen.org/jri-pl> is
indexing Jewish vital records of Poland, generally those more
than 100 years old.

As a service to users and supporters, JRI-Poland provides an
order system enabling researchers to fill out, print and mail
orders to the Polish State Archives (PSA) for records indexed in
the JRI-Poland database (and not available in the LDS microfilms).
This system has generally worked well. However, there have
been a few problems.

As a result, at a recent meeting between JRI-Poland and the PSA,
a number of possible changes in the ordering procedures were
discussed.

One problem relates to transaction fees charged to the PSA
Branches by their local banks for depositing bank / cashier checks
from outside of Poland. These fees vary >from bank to bank and
town to town and in some cases have exceeded the face value of
the bank check sent by a researcher to pay for copies of records.

This has resulted in some confusion on the part of various archive
branches, which has included long delays in processing orders,
returned orders and requests for additional funds (or bank to bank
transfers).

JRI-Poland has developed and submitted a proposal to the PSA
for a system that we hope can solve the problem, and would be
beneficial to both our researchers and to JRI-Poland. This proposal
is now being considered.

What to do about orders you are ready to place?

Because of the pending changes, we recommend that researchers
hold their orders until further notice. But, if you have an URGENT
need for record copies, we also recommend that payment be made
by bank to bank transfers. To obtain the name and address of
the bank, include a short letter with your order to the PSA branch
archives holding the records you need.

JRI-Poland will provide an update and further recommendations
by the end of May.

If you have a specific question about a *particular pending order* -
in light of this message - please send it to: Judy Baston at
JRBaston@aol.com

NOTE: the above comments and the suggested hold on placing
orders with PSA branches does *not* apply to copies of Galician
Town records >from the AGAD Archives branch. A special
temporary payment system is in place for AGAD.


Towns #ukraine

Henry Schwartz <hschwart@...>
 

Hi all,

I am having difficulties locate the following towns on a current map and
on any searches for records. I would like to know in which province or
district are they currently at? Also, to which towns I would also like
to know in which Archives I would be able to get records from.

The following towns are

Bacsava
Kereknye
Klacsan
Klucs=E1rka
Martinka

If you need more info where the towns were located on 1910 maps I
would be happy to send you more info.

Thank You

Henry Schwartz
SchwartzFamilyTree@yahoo.com
http://www.geocities.com/schwartzfamilytree

Researching the following:
Schwartz (Nyiregyhaza & Sarospatak), Steinbrecher (Edelen),
Markovics (Bacsava & Klacsan), Izsak (Bacsava),
Beckerman (Israel & Poland), Polack (Jerusalem) Marmorstien (Clij),
Fruchter (Borshow & Torda), Gluck (Bokony & Kemesce) Klufter Benovich
(Kereknye), Katz (Klucs=E1rka), Helman Steckel Moskop (Martinka)


Moderator Note: Surnames should be in CAPITAL letters, and list of
names was modified to the 6-line limit.


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Towns #ukraine

Henry Schwartz <hschwart@...>
 

Hi all,

I am having difficulties locate the following towns on a current map and
on any searches for records. I would like to know in which province or
district are they currently at? Also, to which towns I would also like
to know in which Archives I would be able to get records from.

The following towns are

Bacsava
Kereknye
Klacsan
Klucs=E1rka
Martinka

If you need more info where the towns were located on 1910 maps I
would be happy to send you more info.

Thank You

Henry Schwartz
SchwartzFamilyTree@yahoo.com
http://www.geocities.com/schwartzfamilytree

Researching the following:
Schwartz (Nyiregyhaza & Sarospatak), Steinbrecher (Edelen),
Markovics (Bacsava & Klacsan), Izsak (Bacsava),
Beckerman (Israel & Poland), Polack (Jerusalem) Marmorstien (Clij),
Fruchter (Borshow & Torda), Gluck (Bokony & Kemesce) Klufter Benovich
(Kereknye), Katz (Klucs=E1rka), Helman Steckel Moskop (Martinka)


Moderator Note: Surnames should be in CAPITAL letters, and list of
names was modified to the 6-line limit.


HAVENSTREIT from Rava Ruska #rabbinic

IsraelP <zach4v6@...>
 

Has anyone run across the name HAVENSTREIT >from Rava Ruska (East
Galicia)? Maybe HEBENSTREIT.

There is nothing in JGFF, nothing useful in JFTP and only my inquiry
from three years ago in the JewishGen archives.
My particular interest is in Josef-Shaul (who was probably born
about 1850), his wife and descendants.

Israel Pickholtz


Gedolim and Bluzhever Rebbe #rabbinic

Moshe Dovid Friedman <moshetanach@...>
 

Does anyone know if any of the Munkatcher Rebbes (SHAPIRO, SPIRA) or
the Bluzhever Rebbe, R' Yisroel SPIRA are related to any of these
Gedolim/Rebbes:

R' Moshe FEINSTEIN
R' Chaim SOLOVEITCHIK
R' Yitzchok SOLOVEITCHIK
R' Moshe SOLOVEITCHIK
R' Chaim Ozer GRODZENSKY
The Lubavitcher Rebbes
The Vizhnitzer Rebbes
The Chacham Tzvi
R' Yisroel SALANTER
The Netziv
R' Eliyahu Eliezer DESSLER
The Belzer Rebbes

Moshe Dovid Friedman,
Silver Spring, MD
USA


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic HAVENSTREIT from Rava Ruska #rabbinic

IsraelP <zach4v6@...>
 

Has anyone run across the name HAVENSTREIT >from Rava Ruska (East
Galicia)? Maybe HEBENSTREIT.

There is nothing in JGFF, nothing useful in JFTP and only my inquiry
from three years ago in the JewishGen archives.
My particular interest is in Josef-Shaul (who was probably born
about 1850), his wife and descendants.

Israel Pickholtz


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Gedolim and Bluzhever Rebbe #rabbinic

Moshe Dovid Friedman <moshetanach@...>
 

Does anyone know if any of the Munkatcher Rebbes (SHAPIRO, SPIRA) or
the Bluzhever Rebbe, R' Yisroel SPIRA are related to any of these
Gedolim/Rebbes:

R' Moshe FEINSTEIN
R' Chaim SOLOVEITCHIK
R' Yitzchok SOLOVEITCHIK
R' Moshe SOLOVEITCHIK
R' Chaim Ozer GRODZENSKY
The Lubavitcher Rebbes
The Vizhnitzer Rebbes
The Chacham Tzvi
R' Yisroel SALANTER
The Netziv
R' Eliyahu Eliezer DESSLER
The Belzer Rebbes

Moshe Dovid Friedman,
Silver Spring, MD
USA


Joseph and Frieze Families - Brooklyn NY #general

Jjlaca@...
 

Hi,

Please forgive me for a second e-mail so soon after the first, and if this
e-mail has already appeared also, but I have more information obtained
from the Ellis Island website.
Accompanying Morris JOSEPH on the Lucania, arriving in New York on June
10, 1905 were the following:

Rebecca FRIEZE (mother-in-law, age 54)
Myer FRIEZE (brother-in-law, age 23)
Dianah JOSEPH (wife, age 27)
Abraham JOSEPH (son, age 11)
Cissie JOSEPH(daughter, age 3)

All were >from Leeds, England.

from my prior e-mail:
I have just received a copy of a letter written by my great-uncle to my
uncle in December of 1964 >from Brooklyn, New York. The letter was sent
from 1004 Montgomery Street, Brooklyn by Morris JOSEPH who was living with
his *older son.* Morris has since passed away, he was 86 at the time.

I am now searching for any and all descendants of Morris JOSEPH, who may
still be in Brooklyn or other parts of New York. Anyone knowing of this
family, please send me any information that you have.

Any suggestions you have for my tracking anyone further, please send them
to me.

Many thanks,

Jonny Joseph


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Joseph and Frieze Families - Brooklyn NY #general

Jjlaca@...
 

Hi,

Please forgive me for a second e-mail so soon after the first, and if this
e-mail has already appeared also, but I have more information obtained
from the Ellis Island website.
Accompanying Morris JOSEPH on the Lucania, arriving in New York on June
10, 1905 were the following:

Rebecca FRIEZE (mother-in-law, age 54)
Myer FRIEZE (brother-in-law, age 23)
Dianah JOSEPH (wife, age 27)
Abraham JOSEPH (son, age 11)
Cissie JOSEPH(daughter, age 3)

All were >from Leeds, England.

from my prior e-mail:
I have just received a copy of a letter written by my great-uncle to my
uncle in December of 1964 >from Brooklyn, New York. The letter was sent
from 1004 Montgomery Street, Brooklyn by Morris JOSEPH who was living with
his *older son.* Morris has since passed away, he was 86 at the time.

I am now searching for any and all descendants of Morris JOSEPH, who may
still be in Brooklyn or other parts of New York. Anyone knowing of this
family, please send me any information that you have.

Any suggestions you have for my tracking anyone further, please send them
to me.

Many thanks,

Jonny Joseph


Petrikov #belarus

Miriam Solon <msolon@...>
 

My PGM, Sarah SLABODNIK (sp?) SLONIMSKY (b. 1882 d. 1956) was from
Petrikov in the Minsk Gubernia. She came to Chicago via Halifax in 1912.
Can someone fill me in on Petrikov and how I might go about finding out
more about her family. Her brother Avrom stayed behind and later moved
to Leningrad and became a department store manager. He probably changed
his first name because of the anti-Semitic climate under Stalin. I have
no idea if he survived Stalin, WWII or even an escape to another
country, such as Argentina. My father tends to be pessimistic in these
matters and has only grudgingly supplied me with this much information.
--
Miriam Solon
MODERATOR NOTE: Please remember to sign all messages with your
location.


Belarus SIG #Belarus Petrikov #belarus

Miriam Solon <msolon@...>
 

My PGM, Sarah SLABODNIK (sp?) SLONIMSKY (b. 1882 d. 1956) was from
Petrikov in the Minsk Gubernia. She came to Chicago via Halifax in 1912.
Can someone fill me in on Petrikov and how I might go about finding out
more about her family. Her brother Avrom stayed behind and later moved
to Leningrad and became a department store manager. He probably changed
his first name because of the anti-Semitic climate under Stalin. I have
no idea if he survived Stalin, WWII or even an escape to another
country, such as Argentina. My father tends to be pessimistic in these
matters and has only grudgingly supplied me with this much information.
--
Miriam Solon
MODERATOR NOTE: Please remember to sign all messages with your
location.


Cleveland death notices online #general

Renee Steinig <rsteinig@...>
 

The Cleveland (Ohio) Public Library has created an online database, the
Cleveland Necrology File, >from its collection of local cemetery records
and newspaper death notices, 1850-1975. To search it, go to
< www.cpl.org/LinksLibrary.asp?FormMode=DB&Area=Search > and enter
"necrology." The full text of the original death notices appears online.

The library's Cleveland News Index at < www-catalog.cpl.org/CLENIX > gives
the titles, publication dates, and page numbers for death notices
published in the Plain Dealer and the Cleveland Press since 1976.

Renee

Renee Srern Steinig
Dix Hills (Long Island), New York, USA
RSteinig@suffolk.lib.ny.us


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Cleveland death notices online #general

Renee Steinig <rsteinig@...>
 

The Cleveland (Ohio) Public Library has created an online database, the
Cleveland Necrology File, >from its collection of local cemetery records
and newspaper death notices, 1850-1975. To search it, go to
< www.cpl.org/LinksLibrary.asp?FormMode=DB&Area=Search > and enter
"necrology." The full text of the original death notices appears online.

The library's Cleveland News Index at < www-catalog.cpl.org/CLENIX > gives
the titles, publication dates, and page numbers for death notices
published in the Plain Dealer and the Cleveland Press since 1976.

Renee

Renee Srern Steinig
Dix Hills (Long Island), New York, USA
RSteinig@suffolk.lib.ny.us


HAVENSTREIT from Rava Ruska #galicia

IsraelP <zach4v6@...>
 

Has anyone run across the name HAVENSTREIT >from Rava Ruska (East
Galicia)? Maybe Hebenstreit.

There is nothing in JGFF, nothing useful in JFTP and only my inquiry >from three
years ago in the JewishGen archives.

My particular interest is in Josef-Shaul (who was probably born about 1850), his
wife and descendants.

Israel Pickholtz


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia HAVENSTREIT from Rava Ruska #galicia

IsraelP <zach4v6@...>
 

Has anyone run across the name HAVENSTREIT >from Rava Ruska (East
Galicia)? Maybe Hebenstreit.

There is nothing in JGFF, nothing useful in JFTP and only my inquiry >from three
years ago in the JewishGen archives.

My particular interest is in Josef-Shaul (who was probably born about 1850), his
wife and descendants.

Israel Pickholtz


Re: Important information:Polish State Archives order processing--AGAD Archives #galicia

Willie46@...
 

Stanley Diamond, Project Coordinator of Jewish Records
Indexing - Poland, has posted an announcement that is
copied below.

Please note that these comments and suggestions DO NOT
apply to the ordering procedure for copies of records >from the
AGAD Archives. The AGAD orders are processed through an
Order Processing Center in the United States.

Orders for copies of records >from the AGAD Archives have
also experienced long delays. However, this is solely due to
a backlog of orders at the AGAD Archives. Please rest
assured that all orders for AGAD records placed through the
JRI-Poland ordering system will be filled. Right now the
processing time is 100-150 days. We are hoping this will be
reduced in the future.

If you ordered records >from the AGAD Archives through
JRI-Poland >from near the end of November 2001 and early
January 2002 and these orders were received by the AGAD
Order Processing Center by January 10, you should be
receiving your record copies in a week or two.

Please bear with us as we try to resolve this situation.

Mark Halpern
AGAD Archive Coordinator

This message is for researchers of Polish Jewish records who
do not subscribe to the Jewish Records Indexing - Poland
mailing list and who may therefore not be aware of a very
important announcement posted on the JRI-Poland list a few
days ago.

As most JewishGen mailing list readers are aware, Jewish
Records Indexing - Poland <www.jewishgen.org/jri-pl> is
indexing Jewish vital records of Poland, generally those more
than 100 years old.

As a service to users and supporters, JRI-Poland provides an
order system enabling researchers to fill out, print and mail
orders to the Polish State Archives (PSA) for records indexed in
the JRI-Poland database (and not available in the LDS microfilms).
This system has generally worked well. However, there have
been a few problems.

As a result, at a recent meeting between JRI-Poland and the PSA,
a number of possible changes in the ordering procedures were
discussed.

One problem relates to transaction fees charged to the PSA
Branches by their local banks for depositing bank / cashier checks
from outside of Poland. These fees vary >from bank to bank and
town to town and in some cases have exceeded the face value of
the bank check sent by a researcher to pay for copies of records.

This has resulted in some confusion on the part of various archive
branches, which has included long delays in processing orders,
returned orders and requests for additional funds (or bank to bank
transfers).

JRI-Poland has developed and submitted a proposal to the PSA
for a system that we hope can solve the problem, and would be
beneficial to both our researchers and to JRI-Poland. This proposal
is now being considered.

What to do about orders you are ready to place?

Because of the pending changes, we recommend that researchers
hold their orders until further notice. But, if you have an URGENT
need for record copies, we also recommend that payment be made
by bank to bank transfers. To obtain the name and address of
the bank, include a short letter with your order to the PSA branch
archives holding the records you need.

JRI-Poland will provide an update and further recommendations
by the end of May.

If you have a specific question about a *particular pending order* -
in light of this message - please send it to: Judy Baston at
JRBaston@aol.com

NOTE: the above comments and the suggested hold on placing
orders with PSA branches does *not* apply to copies of Galician
Town records >from the AGAD Archives branch. A special
temporary payment system is in place for AGAD.


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Re:Important information:Polish State Archives order processing--AGAD Archives #galicia

Willie46@...
 

Stanley Diamond, Project Coordinator of Jewish Records
Indexing - Poland, has posted an announcement that is
copied below.

Please note that these comments and suggestions DO NOT
apply to the ordering procedure for copies of records >from the
AGAD Archives. The AGAD orders are processed through an
Order Processing Center in the United States.

Orders for copies of records >from the AGAD Archives have
also experienced long delays. However, this is solely due to
a backlog of orders at the AGAD Archives. Please rest
assured that all orders for AGAD records placed through the
JRI-Poland ordering system will be filled. Right now the
processing time is 100-150 days. We are hoping this will be
reduced in the future.

If you ordered records >from the AGAD Archives through
JRI-Poland >from near the end of November 2001 and early
January 2002 and these orders were received by the AGAD
Order Processing Center by January 10, you should be
receiving your record copies in a week or two.

Please bear with us as we try to resolve this situation.

Mark Halpern
AGAD Archive Coordinator

This message is for researchers of Polish Jewish records who
do not subscribe to the Jewish Records Indexing - Poland
mailing list and who may therefore not be aware of a very
important announcement posted on the JRI-Poland list a few
days ago.

As most JewishGen mailing list readers are aware, Jewish
Records Indexing - Poland <www.jewishgen.org/jri-pl> is
indexing Jewish vital records of Poland, generally those more
than 100 years old.

As a service to users and supporters, JRI-Poland provides an
order system enabling researchers to fill out, print and mail
orders to the Polish State Archives (PSA) for records indexed in
the JRI-Poland database (and not available in the LDS microfilms).
This system has generally worked well. However, there have
been a few problems.

As a result, at a recent meeting between JRI-Poland and the PSA,
a number of possible changes in the ordering procedures were
discussed.

One problem relates to transaction fees charged to the PSA
Branches by their local banks for depositing bank / cashier checks
from outside of Poland. These fees vary >from bank to bank and
town to town and in some cases have exceeded the face value of
the bank check sent by a researcher to pay for copies of records.

This has resulted in some confusion on the part of various archive
branches, which has included long delays in processing orders,
returned orders and requests for additional funds (or bank to bank
transfers).

JRI-Poland has developed and submitted a proposal to the PSA
for a system that we hope can solve the problem, and would be
beneficial to both our researchers and to JRI-Poland. This proposal
is now being considered.

What to do about orders you are ready to place?

Because of the pending changes, we recommend that researchers
hold their orders until further notice. But, if you have an URGENT
need for record copies, we also recommend that payment be made
by bank to bank transfers. To obtain the name and address of
the bank, include a short letter with your order to the PSA branch
archives holding the records you need.

JRI-Poland will provide an update and further recommendations
by the end of May.

If you have a specific question about a *particular pending order* -
in light of this message - please send it to: Judy Baston at
JRBaston@aol.com

NOTE: the above comments and the suggested hold on placing
orders with PSA branches does *not* apply to copies of Galician
Town records >from the AGAD Archives branch. A special
temporary payment system is in place for AGAD.