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In Memory of a founding member #ukraine

Freya <freyab@...>
 

Dear Genners,

The Ukraine SIG leadership has recently learned that it has lost a
founding member, Estelle Nemoy. Her devotion to her JGS of Broward
County was instrumental in their rejuvenation and growth. When called
upon for the UkraineSIG as Kiev Guberniya Leader, she jumped right in!
She was committed to the purpose and growth of the Ukraine SIG and
Jewish genealogy. Estelle passed away in March of this year, and she
will be sorely missed. If you knew her, or if you use the records that
she worked so hard to make available, it would be appropriate to remember
her with both a commitment to activism within the Ukraine SIG and with a
donation in her memory to Jewish Gen-erosity at
http://www.jewishgen.org/jewishgen-erosity/contribute.html


Sincerely,
Freya Blitstein Maslov,
Deborah Glassman,
Co-Coordinators of the Ukraine SIG


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine In Memory of a founding member #ukraine

Freya <freyab@...>
 

Dear Genners,

The Ukraine SIG leadership has recently learned that it has lost a
founding member, Estelle Nemoy. Her devotion to her JGS of Broward
County was instrumental in their rejuvenation and growth. When called
upon for the UkraineSIG as Kiev Guberniya Leader, she jumped right in!
She was committed to the purpose and growth of the Ukraine SIG and
Jewish genealogy. Estelle passed away in March of this year, and she
will be sorely missed. If you knew her, or if you use the records that
she worked so hard to make available, it would be appropriate to remember
her with both a commitment to activism within the Ukraine SIG and with a
donation in her memory to Jewish Gen-erosity at
http://www.jewishgen.org/jewishgen-erosity/contribute.html


Sincerely,
Freya Blitstein Maslov,
Deborah Glassman,
Co-Coordinators of the Ukraine SIG


An Open Letter #ukraine

Freya <freyab@...>
 

OPEN LETTER TO U-SIG MEMBERS

At the Salt Lake City conference in 2000, there were 4 people at the Birds of
a Feather meeting interested in research in the Ukraine, and Florence Elman was
the one who stepped forward into this new and unknown venture, creating a Ukraine
SIG. >from the four people at that meeting, she soon had 50. Our membership,
as we just finish our 2005 conference in Las Vegas, stands at 1,680. Flo did
that, and she did it in just five years!

Flo organized a steering committee to find documents, property lists, tax records,
yiskor books, historical documents, and anything related to the Jewish Ukraine
that we could eventually get translated, proofed, uploaded and made available
through our website on JewishGen. She then reached out and found volunteers –
to work on each project, to investigate record holding archives, to coordinate
research by the Ukraine’s guberniyas, to investigate what resources were available
or could be made available for each guberniya.

At the Ukraine Birds-of-a-feather meeting in Las Vegas 2005, Florence Elman,
Coordinator extraordinaire, announced her resignation as our Ukraine-SIG
Coordinator.

Florence has done so much to make this SIG what is is today that it will take
two to "fill her shoes," so Deborah Glassman of Elkins Park, PA and I, Freya
Blitstein Maslov of Morton Grove, IL have agreed to be Co-Coordinators of the SIG.

Flo had put together a steering committee consisting of some extremely dedicated
and knowledgable volunteers that included. Ron Doctor, Art Hoffman, Sharon Hogarth,
Michael Jaron, Mindie Kaplan, Aviva Langenauer, Andrea Massion, Lorri Miller, Judy
Tarail and Joanne Saltman, as well as Deborah and myself. (If I omitted anyone, my
sincere apologies) We are pleased that this group will continue to work together
and that we are going to be receiving their ongoing support. We have also found
that the many volunteers that Flo had drafted along the way are still willing to
be very committed but there are a number of projects which could use additional
assistance and new project organization. For instance, we still need guberniya
coordinators to organize research projects in Kiev, Poltava, and Kharkov and we
need many more volunteers for Volhynia, Chernigov, Podolia, Ekaterinoslav, Kherson,
and Taurida. And we also need volunteers to translate Hebrew and Cyrillic documents.

Flo finishes her term with a great group of projects to her credit:
· The Kiev Duma Voter's List and the All Ukraine Database were finally completed
and uploaded to our website http://www.jewishgen.org/Ukraine/index.htm.
· 3 projects have been completed but not yet uploaded to our site:
The Geographical Dictionary Project (GDP); the Index to Subscribers >from the
Ukraine in Kagan's book; the list of Russian Military Regiments that are
available in libraries – all have been completed - but not yet uploaded.
· The index to the Ekaterinoslav Yiskor book has been completed
· The LiRaMa translations (Russian Consul records >from Canada) 1862-1922. are
underway.

Another great feature that Florence created on our website is the
Photo Album showing Photos of our Heritage, Faces of our Forebears
(pre 1900 - ca 1925), photos of towns and shtetls >from the old country
and the "Most Wanted" (missing identities - do you recognize anyone here?)
Florence placed a photo that she had on that page of some people she did
not know - and a few weeks later, received an e-mail and the writer wanted
to know how she obtained that "photo of my mother." Please do submit any
photos you might have. This will give us all a much better understanding of
life in the shtetls.

There are two good ways you can honor Florence Ellman.
1. Get involved – locate records, share digital images, type entries for
the database, write letters, write articles, share your family photos,
share your research, join our hard-working group of volunteers!
2. Make a donation to JewishGen in her honor. Each of those donations
makes Jewish records more immediately available, what a great tribute
to Flo’s hard-work! If you would like to join me in that honor, please
go to the JewishGen-erosity page at
http://www.jewishgen.org/jewishgen-erosity/contribute.html


Thank you all, and on behalf of my co-coordinator, Deborah
Glassman, I hope we can continue in the same fine tradition.
Thank YOU, Florence!

Sincerely,
Freya Blitstein Maslov


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine An Open Letter #ukraine

Freya <freyab@...>
 

OPEN LETTER TO U-SIG MEMBERS

At the Salt Lake City conference in 2000, there were 4 people at the Birds of
a Feather meeting interested in research in the Ukraine, and Florence Elman was
the one who stepped forward into this new and unknown venture, creating a Ukraine
SIG. >from the four people at that meeting, she soon had 50. Our membership,
as we just finish our 2005 conference in Las Vegas, stands at 1,680. Flo did
that, and she did it in just five years!

Flo organized a steering committee to find documents, property lists, tax records,
yiskor books, historical documents, and anything related to the Jewish Ukraine
that we could eventually get translated, proofed, uploaded and made available
through our website on JewishGen. She then reached out and found volunteers –
to work on each project, to investigate record holding archives, to coordinate
research by the Ukraine’s guberniyas, to investigate what resources were available
or could be made available for each guberniya.

At the Ukraine Birds-of-a-feather meeting in Las Vegas 2005, Florence Elman,
Coordinator extraordinaire, announced her resignation as our Ukraine-SIG
Coordinator.

Florence has done so much to make this SIG what is is today that it will take
two to "fill her shoes," so Deborah Glassman of Elkins Park, PA and I, Freya
Blitstein Maslov of Morton Grove, IL have agreed to be Co-Coordinators of the SIG.

Flo had put together a steering committee consisting of some extremely dedicated
and knowledgable volunteers that included. Ron Doctor, Art Hoffman, Sharon Hogarth,
Michael Jaron, Mindie Kaplan, Aviva Langenauer, Andrea Massion, Lorri Miller, Judy
Tarail and Joanne Saltman, as well as Deborah and myself. (If I omitted anyone, my
sincere apologies) We are pleased that this group will continue to work together
and that we are going to be receiving their ongoing support. We have also found
that the many volunteers that Flo had drafted along the way are still willing to
be very committed but there are a number of projects which could use additional
assistance and new project organization. For instance, we still need guberniya
coordinators to organize research projects in Kiev, Poltava, and Kharkov and we
need many more volunteers for Volhynia, Chernigov, Podolia, Ekaterinoslav, Kherson,
and Taurida. And we also need volunteers to translate Hebrew and Cyrillic documents.

Flo finishes her term with a great group of projects to her credit:
· The Kiev Duma Voter's List and the All Ukraine Database were finally completed
and uploaded to our website http://www.jewishgen.org/Ukraine/index.htm.
· 3 projects have been completed but not yet uploaded to our site:
The Geographical Dictionary Project (GDP); the Index to Subscribers >from the
Ukraine in Kagan's book; the list of Russian Military Regiments that are
available in libraries – all have been completed - but not yet uploaded.
· The index to the Ekaterinoslav Yiskor book has been completed
· The LiRaMa translations (Russian Consul records >from Canada) 1862-1922. are
underway.

Another great feature that Florence created on our website is the
Photo Album showing Photos of our Heritage, Faces of our Forebears
(pre 1900 - ca 1925), photos of towns and shtetls >from the old country
and the "Most Wanted" (missing identities - do you recognize anyone here?)
Florence placed a photo that she had on that page of some people she did
not know - and a few weeks later, received an e-mail and the writer wanted
to know how she obtained that "photo of my mother." Please do submit any
photos you might have. This will give us all a much better understanding of
life in the shtetls.

There are two good ways you can honor Florence Ellman.
1. Get involved – locate records, share digital images, type entries for
the database, write letters, write articles, share your family photos,
share your research, join our hard-working group of volunteers!
2. Make a donation to JewishGen in her honor. Each of those donations
makes Jewish records more immediately available, what a great tribute
to Flo’s hard-work! If you would like to join me in that honor, please
go to the JewishGen-erosity page at
http://www.jewishgen.org/jewishgen-erosity/contribute.html


Thank you all, and on behalf of my co-coordinator, Deborah
Glassman, I hope we can continue in the same fine tradition.
Thank YOU, Florence!

Sincerely,
Freya Blitstein Maslov


Hilary Henkins #general

Gayle Schlissel Riley <key2pst@...>
 

I answered your email but it kept bouncing ..Gayle >from San Gabriel.


MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Hilary Henkins #general

Gayle Schlissel Riley <key2pst@...>
 

I answered your email but it kept bouncing ..Gayle >from San Gabriel.


MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately.


Bevis Marks Archives #unitedkingdom

wesley <jsr.wes@...>
 

am aware that there is no email address for the Archivist at Bevis Marks
Synagogue; Miriam Rodrigues-Pereira. However, I have looked at various
websites on the internet and there appears to be at least three different
fax numbers listed for Bevis Marks.

Does anyone know their correct fax number so I can make a research enquiry ?

Many thanks
Sue Wesley
Auckland, New Zealand

Researching Ottolangui, Langley, Bensabat


1911 Canadian Census is now on-line! #general

jan meisels allen <janmallen@...>
 

Dear Jewish Genners:

The Canadian 1911 Census which has been the focus of a long legislative
battle is now on-line and accessible! It may be viewed at:

http://www.collectionscanada.ca/archivianet/1911/index-e.html


Legislation enacted only a few weeks ago -S-18 --released the 1911 census
and the censuses that follow through 2001 (each census will be released 92
years after it was taken).

A great accomplishment in a few weeks, so kudos to Ian E. Wilson, Librarian
and Archivist of Canada, and the staff at Library and Archives Canada for
their hard work in putting these valuable records online sooner than was
expected.

For those with Canadian ancestry, enjoy the census!!

Jan Meisels Allen
IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee Chairperson


JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom Bevis Marks Archives #unitedkingdom

wesley <jsr.wes@...>
 

am aware that there is no email address for the Archivist at Bevis Marks
Synagogue; Miriam Rodrigues-Pereira. However, I have looked at various
websites on the internet and there appears to be at least three different
fax numbers listed for Bevis Marks.

Does anyone know their correct fax number so I can make a research enquiry ?

Many thanks
Sue Wesley
Auckland, New Zealand

Researching Ottolangui, Langley, Bensabat


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen 1911 Canadian Census is now on-line! #general

jan meisels allen <janmallen@...>
 

Dear Jewish Genners:

The Canadian 1911 Census which has been the focus of a long legislative
battle is now on-line and accessible! It may be viewed at:

http://www.collectionscanada.ca/archivianet/1911/index-e.html


Legislation enacted only a few weeks ago -S-18 --released the 1911 census
and the censuses that follow through 2001 (each census will be released 92
years after it was taken).

A great accomplishment in a few weeks, so kudos to Ian E. Wilson, Librarian
and Archivist of Canada, and the staff at Library and Archives Canada for
their hard work in putting these valuable records online sooner than was
expected.

For those with Canadian ancestry, enjoy the census!!

Jan Meisels Allen
IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee Chairperson


Looking for information on Louis ROSENZWEIG of England #general

bxzi@...
 

I am lookng for information re: Louis ROSENZWEIG. He had at least 1
daughter (Eliza Florence) who married Sir Henry Delves Broughton, a
baronet in 1857.

Any info would be appreciated.

Thank you.

Brooke Morris
bxzi@yahoo.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Looking for information on Louis ROSENZWEIG of England #general

bxzi@...
 

I am lookng for information re: Louis ROSENZWEIG. He had at least 1
daughter (Eliza Florence) who married Sir Henry Delves Broughton, a
baronet in 1857.

Any info would be appreciated.

Thank you.

Brooke Morris
bxzi@yahoo.com


Roman VISHNIAC, Eastern European photographs on line... #general

suzanne s waxman <sswnola@...>
 

There is a free datatbase that has been put on line as a joint project
by the Eastman House (Rochester, NY) and International Center of
Photography (NYC) of famous photographers. http://photomuse.org It is
still in the testing stage. The article was in The New York Times, 20
July 2005. http://www.nytimes.com/2005/07/20/arts/design/20east.html

There are over 400 photographs by Roman Vishniac, better than half
taken in Eastern Europe starting about 1933. Some of the other
photographers on the site are Alfred Stieglitz, Gordon Parks, and Robert
Capa.

Suzanne S. Waxman
Santa Rosa, CA

Researching:
DAYEN, DAJEN, DOJEN, ROSEMAN, ROSEMANN---Brest, Brest-Litovski, Belarus
DAYEN, DAJEN, DOJEN--- Kovel, Ukraine
WAKSMAN, WAXMAN---Ozarow, Poland
HIRSCHHORN, MARGULIES, GRAU, FRANKEL---Skalat


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Roman VISHNIAC, Eastern European photographs on line... #general

suzanne s waxman <sswnola@...>
 

There is a free datatbase that has been put on line as a joint project
by the Eastman House (Rochester, NY) and International Center of
Photography (NYC) of famous photographers. http://photomuse.org It is
still in the testing stage. The article was in The New York Times, 20
July 2005. http://www.nytimes.com/2005/07/20/arts/design/20east.html

There are over 400 photographs by Roman Vishniac, better than half
taken in Eastern Europe starting about 1933. Some of the other
photographers on the site are Alfred Stieglitz, Gordon Parks, and Robert
Capa.

Suzanne S. Waxman
Santa Rosa, CA

Researching:
DAYEN, DAJEN, DOJEN, ROSEMAN, ROSEMANN---Brest, Brest-Litovski, Belarus
DAYEN, DAJEN, DOJEN--- Kovel, Ukraine
WAKSMAN, WAXMAN---Ozarow, Poland
HIRSCHHORN, MARGULIES, GRAU, FRANKEL---Skalat


Cemeteries in Safov (Czech) and Sepolno Krajenski (Poland) #general

Hank Mishkoff
 

I recently received an email >from a someone named Carel Nederlof who lives in the
Netherlands. Carel had stumbled across the website I maintain in my role as
coordinator of a project to restore the Jewish cemetery in Przerosl, Poland, and
sent me this note, which I thought might be of interest to some of you who follow
this discussion group. (I'm posting it with Carel's permission.) The rest of this
posting is Carel's note to me.

* * * * *

Looking for some info about Augustow I found your pages. During our holiday stay
in Poland 1998 in the town of Sepolno Krajenski we discovered close to the lake
an almost complete destroyed Jewish cemetery. Asking the people there about the
history of that graveyards, standing on the graves, they denied the existence of
it!

The same about our stay in Czech Republic. Close to Novy Petrin and Safov we found
a large Jewish cemetery. About all stones are broken or at least damaged. The
youngest date we noted was 1932. Here the same ignorance of the cemetery. During
interviews in the pre-socialistic countries, we often discover a sort of
irritation by the residents.

All pictures in my possession about that events are analog. So I'm not able to
enclose. As I have the films, I am willing to let make digital.

Carel L. Nederlof
carelpen@xs4all.nl


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Cemeteries in Safov (Czech) and Sepolno Krajenski (Poland) #general

Hank Mishkoff
 

I recently received an email >from a someone named Carel Nederlof who lives in the
Netherlands. Carel had stumbled across the website I maintain in my role as
coordinator of a project to restore the Jewish cemetery in Przerosl, Poland, and
sent me this note, which I thought might be of interest to some of you who follow
this discussion group. (I'm posting it with Carel's permission.) The rest of this
posting is Carel's note to me.

* * * * *

Looking for some info about Augustow I found your pages. During our holiday stay
in Poland 1998 in the town of Sepolno Krajenski we discovered close to the lake
an almost complete destroyed Jewish cemetery. Asking the people there about the
history of that graveyards, standing on the graves, they denied the existence of
it!

The same about our stay in Czech Republic. Close to Novy Petrin and Safov we found
a large Jewish cemetery. About all stones are broken or at least damaged. The
youngest date we noted was 1932. Here the same ignorance of the cemetery. During
interviews in the pre-socialistic countries, we often discover a sort of
irritation by the residents.

All pictures in my possession about that events are analog. So I'm not able to
enclose. As I have the films, I am willing to let make digital.

Carel L. Nederlof
carelpen@xs4all.nl


Original (typewritten) Schindler's List online #general

Adelle Gloger
 

Dear Genners,

As usual, looking for one thing, I fell upon another. This may interest
some, and not others. However, I found the original, typed list (Schindler's
List) online scanned in PDF format -- 19 pages. There are over 1,200 names.

The colums list Nationality, Name (last, first), date of birth and "Beruf",
which I think may be the job they were assigned.

I had always been under the impression that all on the list were Polish.
However, several countries were represented.

The web address is: http://www.schindlerslist.com/main_loader.html

Click on "Remembrance" and select The List. The link for the PDF list is at
the bottom of the page that will eventually come up. There is an explaination
of how the list was discovered. In the upper right-hand corner of the
opening page is a musical symbol for the background music.

The names are *not* in alphabetical order, so it's possible that you might
have to look at all 19 pages. I did not find any names that I could connect
to, but perhaps some of you will.

Adelle Weintraub Gloger
Cleveland, Ohio
agloger@aol.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Original (typewritten) Schindler's List online #general

Adelle Gloger
 

Dear Genners,

As usual, looking for one thing, I fell upon another. This may interest
some, and not others. However, I found the original, typed list (Schindler's
List) online scanned in PDF format -- 19 pages. There are over 1,200 names.

The colums list Nationality, Name (last, first), date of birth and "Beruf",
which I think may be the job they were assigned.

I had always been under the impression that all on the list were Polish.
However, several countries were represented.

The web address is: http://www.schindlerslist.com/main_loader.html

Click on "Remembrance" and select The List. The link for the PDF list is at
the bottom of the page that will eventually come up. There is an explaination
of how the list was discovered. In the upper right-hand corner of the
opening page is a musical symbol for the background music.

The names are *not* in alphabetical order, so it's possible that you might
have to look at all 19 pages. I did not find any names that I could connect
to, but perhaps some of you will.

Adelle Weintraub Gloger
Cleveland, Ohio
agloger@aol.com


World War II ("Old Timers") draft cards for NYC microfilmed by Family #general

Renee Steinig <rsteinig@...>
 

Checking the Discussion Group Archives, I see that there's been very little
conversation here about the World War II draft registration cards.

Commonly known as the "Old Timers' Draft," the Fourth Draft Registration
covered men born between April 28, 1877 and Feb. 16, 1897 -- men who were
between 45 and 65 in April 1942, when the registration was held. Citizens
and aliens alike were required to register, including men who had served in
prior wars. Each registrant was asked his full name, residence, mailing
address and telephone number, birth date, birth place, age, name of employer
and place of employment, name and address of a person who would always know
his address, and physical description. In many cases, a town of birth is
included.

Note that the government had no intention of drafting these middle-aged men
for active military service. The registration was held to document their
occupational skills for possible use in the war effort.

Over 900,000 cards for the five boroughs of New York, as well as cards for
New Jersey and Puerto Rico, are housed at the National Archives-Northeast
Region, 201 Varick Street, Manhattan
(www.archives.gov/northeast/nyc/new_york.html). They were originally
organized by draft board, making access difficult, but were alphabetized
about three years ago by volunteers >from Long Island's Italian Genealogical
Group and other local organizations. The NYC cards are alphabetical within
each borough; the NJ cards are organized by county.

More recent news about the cards held at Varick Street is that they have
been microfilmed by the Family History Library in Utah and are now available
through Family History Centers. For film numbers of the NYC cards, search
for the keywords ** Selective Service New York ** in the library catalog,
www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library/FHLC/frameset_fhlc.asp . At this time only
the microfilms for Manhattan (118 rolls), Brooklyn (119 rolls) and Queens
(63 rolls) appear to be listed in the library catalog, but according to
"informed sources," the Bronx (30 rolls), and Staten Island (9 rolls) have
also been filmed.

In the past, the National Archives on Varick Street responded to mail
requests for searches of Fourth Registration draft cards (up to three names
at one time for $10). I've tried to find out >from NARA whether this service
is still available but haven't received an answer to my email. I also don't
know whether NARA staffers will still bring out the boxed cards for
researchers' use or if we're now expected to use the microfilm. Maybe
someone who has been at NARA NY recently can shed light.

For other localties, "Old Timers'" registration cards may be at one of the
12 other National Archives branches around the country
(www.archives.gov/facilities/index.html) and some have been filmed by the
Family History Library. Substitute other place names for New York in your
keyword search of the FHL catalog for additional results, including records
for many New Jersey counties.

According to Leslie Corn's excellent article, "World War II Fourth
Registration Draft Cards: A Newly-Released 20th-Century Resource for
19th-Century Research," originally published in the Winter 2002 newsletter
of the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, registration cards
for many cities and towns, including the rest of New York State, are still
with the Selective Service in Washington (www.sss.gov/records.htm). To see
that article and others on the subject, search Google.com for the words **
World War II draft cards **.

Renee

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


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen World War II ("Old Timers") draft cards for NYC microfilmed by Family #general

Renee Steinig <rsteinig@...>
 

Checking the Discussion Group Archives, I see that there's been very little
conversation here about the World War II draft registration cards.

Commonly known as the "Old Timers' Draft," the Fourth Draft Registration
covered men born between April 28, 1877 and Feb. 16, 1897 -- men who were
between 45 and 65 in April 1942, when the registration was held. Citizens
and aliens alike were required to register, including men who had served in
prior wars. Each registrant was asked his full name, residence, mailing
address and telephone number, birth date, birth place, age, name of employer
and place of employment, name and address of a person who would always know
his address, and physical description. In many cases, a town of birth is
included.

Note that the government had no intention of drafting these middle-aged men
for active military service. The registration was held to document their
occupational skills for possible use in the war effort.

Over 900,000 cards for the five boroughs of New York, as well as cards for
New Jersey and Puerto Rico, are housed at the National Archives-Northeast
Region, 201 Varick Street, Manhattan
(www.archives.gov/northeast/nyc/new_york.html). They were originally
organized by draft board, making access difficult, but were alphabetized
about three years ago by volunteers >from Long Island's Italian Genealogical
Group and other local organizations. The NYC cards are alphabetical within
each borough; the NJ cards are organized by county.

More recent news about the cards held at Varick Street is that they have
been microfilmed by the Family History Library in Utah and are now available
through Family History Centers. For film numbers of the NYC cards, search
for the keywords ** Selective Service New York ** in the library catalog,
www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library/FHLC/frameset_fhlc.asp . At this time only
the microfilms for Manhattan (118 rolls), Brooklyn (119 rolls) and Queens
(63 rolls) appear to be listed in the library catalog, but according to
"informed sources," the Bronx (30 rolls), and Staten Island (9 rolls) have
also been filmed.

In the past, the National Archives on Varick Street responded to mail
requests for searches of Fourth Registration draft cards (up to three names
at one time for $10). I've tried to find out >from NARA whether this service
is still available but haven't received an answer to my email. I also don't
know whether NARA staffers will still bring out the boxed cards for
researchers' use or if we're now expected to use the microfilm. Maybe
someone who has been at NARA NY recently can shed light.

For other localties, "Old Timers'" registration cards may be at one of the
12 other National Archives branches around the country
(www.archives.gov/facilities/index.html) and some have been filmed by the
Family History Library. Substitute other place names for New York in your
keyword search of the FHL catalog for additional results, including records
for many New Jersey counties.

According to Leslie Corn's excellent article, "World War II Fourth
Registration Draft Cards: A Newly-Released 20th-Century Resource for
19th-Century Research," originally published in the Winter 2002 newsletter
of the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, registration cards
for many cities and towns, including the rest of New York State, are still
with the Selective Service in Washington (www.sss.gov/records.htm). To see
that article and others on the subject, search Google.com for the words **
World War II draft cards **.

Renee

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