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Zeroslolau ...? Where is that? #belarus

Elsebeth Paikin
 

I hope that someone can help me with the the name of a shtetl:

In the Ellis Island Database I found someone I was looking for,
and their birthplace was listed as

"Russia, Zeroslolau"!

I have checked
* JewishGen's Shtetlseeker,
* Belarus SIG's "Shtetls of Belarus"
* WOWW,
* and an atlas....

I have tried to imagine how it would have been pronounced in order
to be spelled this way, and then >from there tried to guess how it
would be spelled in Russian.

But I have not succeeded!

So any information or just a guess will be appreciated!

Best regards

--
Elsebeth Paikin, Copenhagen, Denmark,
e-mail: elsebeth@paikin.dk
--


Belarus SIG #Belarus Zeroslolau ...? Where is that? #belarus

Elsebeth Paikin
 

I hope that someone can help me with the the name of a shtetl:

In the Ellis Island Database I found someone I was looking for,
and their birthplace was listed as

"Russia, Zeroslolau"!

I have checked
* JewishGen's Shtetlseeker,
* Belarus SIG's "Shtetls of Belarus"
* WOWW,
* and an atlas....

I have tried to imagine how it would have been pronounced in order
to be spelled this way, and then >from there tried to guess how it
would be spelled in Russian.

But I have not succeeded!

So any information or just a guess will be appreciated!

Best regards

--
Elsebeth Paikin, Copenhagen, Denmark,
e-mail: elsebeth@paikin.dk
--


Treasure your family photos #galicia

Marlene Bishow <mlbishow@...>
 

Steve Franklin" <sfranklin@erols.com> wrote:

<snip>|
It's tough. I have a whole box of photos >from my mother and other than
the people I recognize, the only ones I can identify are the ones that
have their names on the backs of the photos. Even if YOU know who
everybody is in your photos--write their names on the back in
pencil!!! Somebody down the line may not know who in the world they
are!
------------

I could not agree more, so in the past two years, I have bugged the heck out
of my parents, aunts, senior cousins, etc. I have really become a nudge
about going through boxes of old family photos and carefully identifying the
people, places, dates, etc. To help foster the need for preservation of
family photos, I am making an offer to restore photos for Jenners for
FREE!!!! Read on.........

A few months ago, while I was in Florida, I made an appointment with a
cousin who has a large collection of family photos. She is 100% Galician and
twice-related to me on the DEUTSCHER and KATZ (>from Rozniatow and Zuawno)
sides so ALL of her pictures were of interest. There were a lot of photos
were >from around 1910-15. Many of these were postcards photos taken in NY to
send to the remaining family in Galicia. We spent a wonderful 6 hours
pouring over boxes of photos - with the cassette recorder running on the
floor nearby, recording all of the stories that she told me, as she
identified the pictures. She was VERY nervous when I borrowed about 200
pictures to take home to copy and in some cases, restore, but when I return
them to her at the end of this month, I will be including some pictures that
I have restored - real treasures - her parents' wedding picture, a beautiful
baby picture of her, and a priceless picture of her with her father (he died
in 1945).

Even if you cannot do restoration......talk to the people who might be able
to identify the people in the photographs. Use the pictures as a vehicle for
gathering family stories, "bubbe misers," etc. Use a pencil to ID the
people, places and date AND DO NOT FORGET to encourage the owners of the
pictures to find a safe, cool, dry place for the pictures.

AN OFFER.... I will do my best to restore a treasured photograph in return
for a donation to JewishGen for the Rozniatow Yizkor Book Translation Fund.
I will return the original photo as you gave it to me and then I will give
you a CD with a file that you can have printed at your local photo shop or
on line. I can usually darken faded photos, remove marks and discoloration,
and in some cases - restore tears and wear-damage. Contact me privately to
make arrangements to get the photo to me.

Marlene Bishow
Potomac, MD USA
MLBISHOW@MINDSPRING.COM
Searching for
KATZ/DEUTSCHER: Zhuravno (Galicia), Ukraine, NYC
DEUTSCHER/KATZ/NUSSBAUM: Rozniatow (Galicia), Ukraine, NYC
HANTMAN/GANTMAN: Smilovich, Sverhen', Belarus
HANTMAN/HARTMAN: Norwich, CT, NYC
GOLDSTEIN: Lithuania, Russia, Newtown,CT, NYC
SUNTOP: Paneveyhs, Lithuania, South Africa, Utica, NY
ZYLBERSTEJN/SILBERSTEIN/SILVERSTEIN: Plock, & Wyszograd, Poland,
Israel, Utica, NY
YARMISH, Lithuania, Russia


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Treasure your family photos #galicia

Marlene Bishow <mlbishow@...>
 

Steve Franklin" <sfranklin@erols.com> wrote:

<snip>|
It's tough. I have a whole box of photos >from my mother and other than
the people I recognize, the only ones I can identify are the ones that
have their names on the backs of the photos. Even if YOU know who
everybody is in your photos--write their names on the back in
pencil!!! Somebody down the line may not know who in the world they
are!
------------

I could not agree more, so in the past two years, I have bugged the heck out
of my parents, aunts, senior cousins, etc. I have really become a nudge
about going through boxes of old family photos and carefully identifying the
people, places, dates, etc. To help foster the need for preservation of
family photos, I am making an offer to restore photos for Jenners for
FREE!!!! Read on.........

A few months ago, while I was in Florida, I made an appointment with a
cousin who has a large collection of family photos. She is 100% Galician and
twice-related to me on the DEUTSCHER and KATZ (>from Rozniatow and Zuawno)
sides so ALL of her pictures were of interest. There were a lot of photos
were >from around 1910-15. Many of these were postcards photos taken in NY to
send to the remaining family in Galicia. We spent a wonderful 6 hours
pouring over boxes of photos - with the cassette recorder running on the
floor nearby, recording all of the stories that she told me, as she
identified the pictures. She was VERY nervous when I borrowed about 200
pictures to take home to copy and in some cases, restore, but when I return
them to her at the end of this month, I will be including some pictures that
I have restored - real treasures - her parents' wedding picture, a beautiful
baby picture of her, and a priceless picture of her with her father (he died
in 1945).

Even if you cannot do restoration......talk to the people who might be able
to identify the people in the photographs. Use the pictures as a vehicle for
gathering family stories, "bubbe misers," etc. Use a pencil to ID the
people, places and date AND DO NOT FORGET to encourage the owners of the
pictures to find a safe, cool, dry place for the pictures.

AN OFFER.... I will do my best to restore a treasured photograph in return
for a donation to JewishGen for the Rozniatow Yizkor Book Translation Fund.
I will return the original photo as you gave it to me and then I will give
you a CD with a file that you can have printed at your local photo shop or
on line. I can usually darken faded photos, remove marks and discoloration,
and in some cases - restore tears and wear-damage. Contact me privately to
make arrangements to get the photo to me.

Marlene Bishow
Potomac, MD USA
MLBISHOW@MINDSPRING.COM
Searching for
KATZ/DEUTSCHER: Zhuravno (Galicia), Ukraine, NYC
DEUTSCHER/KATZ/NUSSBAUM: Rozniatow (Galicia), Ukraine, NYC
HANTMAN/GANTMAN: Smilovich, Sverhen', Belarus
HANTMAN/HARTMAN: Norwich, CT, NYC
GOLDSTEIN: Lithuania, Russia, Newtown,CT, NYC
SUNTOP: Paneveyhs, Lithuania, South Africa, Utica, NY
ZYLBERSTEJN/SILBERSTEIN/SILVERSTEIN: Plock, & Wyszograd, Poland,
Israel, Utica, NY
YARMISH, Lithuania, Russia


TWO SPECIAL BOOKS #lithuania

Don and Sandy Hirschhorn <donsandyh@...>
 

The JewishGen On-Line Shopping Mall keeps growing and growing. This week,
we've added two especially interesting items. Find both by visiting the
Mall at http://www.jewishgen.org/jewishgenmall. Once on, click on Browse
Mall, click on Books and select Genealogy How-To. Scroll down to;

Barbara Khait's new book, Discovering your Jewish Roots, published by
Heritage Quest.with back cover comments by JewishGen's V.P. for Operations,
Carol Skydell, is a step by step guide leading the newcomer to the resources providing the greatest help in a successful search for personal ancestry.

Carol writes:

"Barbara Krasner-Khait takes the reader by the hand and guides them through
the labyrinth of what's out there! The weaving in of personal stories,
documented by her own research convinces the reader that this is something
do-able. Without actually saying it, but demonstrating it, she lays to rest the often heard comment "There are no records.that place was wiped off the map."

This newly published book, is available both hardcover and softcover.
While you're in "Genealogy How-To," take a look at the twenty plus other
titles in that one category including this new title:

Uncle, We Are Ready! Registering America's Men 1917-1918. Few records are more complete than World War I draft registration cards. Frequently, they even include a physical description of their subject!! An often overlooked resource. If any of your ancestors took part in World War I, don't miss this one!

If you have any questions on these books please contact:
malladmin@jewishgen.org>

Thank you.

Sandy and Don Hirschhorn
Boca Raton, FL


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania TWO SPECIAL BOOKS #lithuania

Don and Sandy Hirschhorn <donsandyh@...>
 

The JewishGen On-Line Shopping Mall keeps growing and growing. This week,
we've added two especially interesting items. Find both by visiting the
Mall at http://www.jewishgen.org/jewishgenmall. Once on, click on Browse
Mall, click on Books and select Genealogy How-To. Scroll down to;

Barbara Khait's new book, Discovering your Jewish Roots, published by
Heritage Quest.with back cover comments by JewishGen's V.P. for Operations,
Carol Skydell, is a step by step guide leading the newcomer to the resources providing the greatest help in a successful search for personal ancestry.

Carol writes:

"Barbara Krasner-Khait takes the reader by the hand and guides them through
the labyrinth of what's out there! The weaving in of personal stories,
documented by her own research convinces the reader that this is something
do-able. Without actually saying it, but demonstrating it, she lays to rest the often heard comment "There are no records.that place was wiped off the map."

This newly published book, is available both hardcover and softcover.
While you're in "Genealogy How-To," take a look at the twenty plus other
titles in that one category including this new title:

Uncle, We Are Ready! Registering America's Men 1917-1918. Few records are more complete than World War I draft registration cards. Frequently, they even include a physical description of their subject!! An often overlooked resource. If any of your ancestors took part in World War I, don't miss this one!

If you have any questions on these books please contact:
malladmin@jewishgen.org>

Thank you.

Sandy and Don Hirschhorn
Boca Raton, FL


Siauliai Yizkor Book #lithuania

TomHennie@...
 

Dear Fellow Siauliai Researchers:

I am pleased to announce that a fund has been established for donations to
translate the Siauliai Yizkor Book Azoy Zaynen Mir Gestorbn (So We Died) by Levi Shalit.

The book was written in Yiddish while Shalit was in a displaced person's camp and published in Munich in 1949.

To view the Table of Contents and the Index of the book which includes a

partial list of names go to the Yizkor Book Project home page at
<http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/translations.html>
and click on Siauliai, Lithuania and you will find Azoy Zaynen Mir Gestorben.

You can contribute funds to this project though JewishGen at

<http://www.JewishGen.org/Jewishgen-erosity/Yizkor.trans.html>

To contribute by credit card use JewishGen's secure fundraiser page or mail a check or send a fax with a credit card number payable to JewishGen, Inc. If you wish to send your donation by mail or fax please print out the form >from the above website and sent it with your payment to ensure that your funds are placed in the account earmarked for this project.

If you wish to request that your funds be used to translate a specific
chapter please send me an email and I will attempt to honor your request.
Please do not send any chapter requests to JewishGen with your donation. Send these requests to me.

Thank you for helping to make an English translation of this important book a
reality.

Hennie Greenland
Scottsdale, AZ
TomHennie@aol.com


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Siauliai Yizkor Book #lithuania

TomHennie@...
 

Dear Fellow Siauliai Researchers:

I am pleased to announce that a fund has been established for donations to
translate the Siauliai Yizkor Book Azoy Zaynen Mir Gestorbn (So We Died) by Levi Shalit.

The book was written in Yiddish while Shalit was in a displaced person's camp and published in Munich in 1949.

To view the Table of Contents and the Index of the book which includes a

partial list of names go to the Yizkor Book Project home page at
<http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/translations.html>
and click on Siauliai, Lithuania and you will find Azoy Zaynen Mir Gestorben.

You can contribute funds to this project though JewishGen at

<http://www.JewishGen.org/Jewishgen-erosity/Yizkor.trans.html>

To contribute by credit card use JewishGen's secure fundraiser page or mail a check or send a fax with a credit card number payable to JewishGen, Inc. If you wish to send your donation by mail or fax please print out the form >from the above website and sent it with your payment to ensure that your funds are placed in the account earmarked for this project.

If you wish to request that your funds be used to translate a specific
chapter please send me an email and I will attempt to honor your request.
Please do not send any chapter requests to JewishGen with your donation. Send these requests to me.

Thank you for helping to make an English translation of this important book a
reality.

Hennie Greenland
Scottsdale, AZ
TomHennie@aol.com


Re: Wooden Synagogues of Eastern Europe #lithuania

Eve Line Blum <eve.line.blum@...>
 

On the LITVAKSIG Digest for Saturday, August 11, 2001, message #3,
Solly Hoffman wrote :

I have visited Pokroi and was only able to see the Synagogue >from
the outside. >My Aunt Ethel Kaplan (91) (Hoffman) has described to
me the beautifull >decorations inside the Synagogue.
On the following website, one can see 14 different photos of that old
syngogue, outside and inside, which also shows the desolation inside
the building.

http://www.angelfire.com/tx4/ligum/history.htm

(scroll down to : "Jewish photos of Pakroy", then click on the 14
times "synagogue").
--
Eve Line Blum
Besancon (France)
and also
Cercle de Genealogie Juive (French JGS in Paris)
http://www.genealoj.org


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Re: Wooden Synagogues of Eastern Europe #lithuania

Eve Line Blum <eve.line.blum@...>
 

On the LITVAKSIG Digest for Saturday, August 11, 2001, message #3,
Solly Hoffman wrote :

I have visited Pokroi and was only able to see the Synagogue >from
the outside. >My Aunt Ethel Kaplan (91) (Hoffman) has described to
me the beautifull >decorations inside the Synagogue.
On the following website, one can see 14 different photos of that old
syngogue, outside and inside, which also shows the desolation inside
the building.

http://www.angelfire.com/tx4/ligum/history.htm

(scroll down to : "Jewish photos of Pakroy", then click on the 14
times "synagogue").
--
Eve Line Blum
Besancon (France)
and also
Cercle de Genealogie Juive (French JGS in Paris)
http://www.genealoj.org


Shtetl - Pumpenai #lithuania

tuis <tuis@...>
 

Pumpenai (Pompian) is sorely lacking >from Shtetl links.
Has anyone done any research on this Shtetl?
I have quite a bit of personal information but not enough
to put on a site.

If anyone else has researched this Shtetl and is interested
in having it on the web, please contact me.

Beryl Baleson
Israel.
tuis@zahav.net.il


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Shtetl - Pumpenai #lithuania

tuis <tuis@...>
 

Pumpenai (Pompian) is sorely lacking >from Shtetl links.
Has anyone done any research on this Shtetl?
I have quite a bit of personal information but not enough
to put on a site.

If anyone else has researched this Shtetl and is interested
in having it on the web, please contact me.

Beryl Baleson
Israel.
tuis@zahav.net.il


Leopold KATZENSTEIN #usa

Yekkey@...
 

In 1870, Leopold KATZENSTEIN left Rhina, Germany for New York where he became
a successful engineer and ship builder. He married a woman Sarah born in
Ohio. They had three sons, Milton, William and Jacob and a daughter Frieda
who married a man named STERNBERG.

The children helped my father's family come to the States in 1937-39.

Does anybody out there in cyberspace know where this family or its
descendants are today.

Daniel Nussbaum II

MODERATOR'S NOTE-> Welcome, Daniel. Please remember to put all surnames in all caps, and sign your posts with your name and city of residence. Thanks.


Early American SIG #USA Leopold KATZENSTEIN #usa

Yekkey@...
 

In 1870, Leopold KATZENSTEIN left Rhina, Germany for New York where he became
a successful engineer and ship builder. He married a woman Sarah born in
Ohio. They had three sons, Milton, William and Jacob and a daughter Frieda
who married a man named STERNBERG.

The children helped my father's family come to the States in 1937-39.

Does anybody out there in cyberspace know where this family or its
descendants are today.

Daniel Nussbaum II

MODERATOR'S NOTE-> Welcome, Daniel. Please remember to put all surnames in all caps, and sign your posts with your name and city of residence. Thanks.


1910 Census CD-Roms For New York City, NY State and more - Orders Being Taken Again Now! #usa

Don and Sandy Hirschhorn <donsandyh@...>
 

We are again taking orders for the alpha indexed versions of the 1910 census
at a very special price. Using these CD-Roms, you will be able to search
by surname (head of household or other surnames in the same household), age,
sex, race, birthplace, locality and county.

The film number and page reference are included so you can easily obtain a
copy of the original record.

While the CD-Rom for NY State and the one for NY City (all five boroughs)
will retail at $49.95 each, we are taking orders once again at a substantial
pre-publication discount: $39.95 for each of the NY CDs.

If you are interested, order now to be sure to get in at this substantial
discount.

Release dates have been annonced by Heritage Quest as follows:

New York State (excluding New York City) CD release date on or about
September 3rd.

New York City CD release date on or about November 12th.

Product requirements are Windows 95/98/ME/NT/2000. Pentium 100+, 16 MB RAM,
4x CD-ROM and 88 MB free hard drive space.

Sorry, not available for MACs at this time.

Wait! There's more on the non-soundexed states!

Now available: indexed 1910 census for Connecticut, Indiana, Idaho.

Alaska Gold Rush (1900 and 1910 indexed census)

German Households in America >from the 1870 census.

The other good news... There is now an easier way to get in the JewishGen
Mall for the above items and all your other genealogical needs. Just go to
http://www.jewishgen.org scroll down a little bit on the home page till you
see the purple banner for the Mall. Click on this and you're in. Click on
"Browse Mall" and scroll down to Software and CD-Roms. You will find all
the indexes listed alphabetically.

If you have any questions, please do not write to us directly, please write
to: mail to: malladmin@lyris.jewishgen.org. Thank you.

Sandy and Don Hirschhorn
Managers, JewishGen Mall
Boca Raton, FL


TWO SPECIAL BOOKS #usa

Don and Sandy Hirschhorn <donsandyh@...>
 

The JewishGen On-Line Shopping Mall keeps growing and growing. This week,
we've added two especially interesting items. Find both by visiting the
Mall at http://www.jewishgen.org/jewishgenmall. Once on, click on Browse
Mall, click on Books and select Genealogy How-To. Scroll down to;

Barbara Khait's new book, Discovering your Jewish Roots, published by
Heritage Quest.with back cover comments by JewishGen's V.P. for Operations,
Carol Skydell, is a step by step guide leading the newcomer to the resources
providing the greatest help in a successful search for personal ancestry.

Carol writes:

"Barbara Krasner-Khait takes the reader by the hand and guides them through
the labyrinth of what's out there! The weaving in of personal stories,
documented by her own research convinces the reader that this is something
do-able. Without actually saying it, but demonstrating it, she lays to rest
the often heard comment "There are no records.that place was wiped off the
map."

This newly published book, is available both hardcover and softcover.
While you're in "Genealogy How-To," take a look at the twenty plus other
titles in that one category including this new title:

Uncle, We Are Ready! Registering America's Men 1917-1918. Few records are
more complete than World War I draft registration cards. Frequently, they
even include a physical description of their subject!! An often overlooked
resource. If any of your ancestors took part in World War I, don't miss
this one!

If you have any questions on these books please contact:
malladmin@jewishgen.org>

Thank you.

Sandy and Don Hirschhorn
Boca Raton, FL


Early American SIG #USA 1910 Census CD-Roms For New York City, NY State and more - Orders Being Taken Again Now! #usa

Don and Sandy Hirschhorn <donsandyh@...>
 

We are again taking orders for the alpha indexed versions of the 1910 census
at a very special price. Using these CD-Roms, you will be able to search
by surname (head of household or other surnames in the same household), age,
sex, race, birthplace, locality and county.

The film number and page reference are included so you can easily obtain a
copy of the original record.

While the CD-Rom for NY State and the one for NY City (all five boroughs)
will retail at $49.95 each, we are taking orders once again at a substantial
pre-publication discount: $39.95 for each of the NY CDs.

If you are interested, order now to be sure to get in at this substantial
discount.

Release dates have been annonced by Heritage Quest as follows:

New York State (excluding New York City) CD release date on or about
September 3rd.

New York City CD release date on or about November 12th.

Product requirements are Windows 95/98/ME/NT/2000. Pentium 100+, 16 MB RAM,
4x CD-ROM and 88 MB free hard drive space.

Sorry, not available for MACs at this time.

Wait! There's more on the non-soundexed states!

Now available: indexed 1910 census for Connecticut, Indiana, Idaho.

Alaska Gold Rush (1900 and 1910 indexed census)

German Households in America >from the 1870 census.

The other good news... There is now an easier way to get in the JewishGen
Mall for the above items and all your other genealogical needs. Just go to
http://www.jewishgen.org scroll down a little bit on the home page till you
see the purple banner for the Mall. Click on this and you're in. Click on
"Browse Mall" and scroll down to Software and CD-Roms. You will find all
the indexes listed alphabetically.

If you have any questions, please do not write to us directly, please write
to: mail to: malladmin@lyris.jewishgen.org. Thank you.

Sandy and Don Hirschhorn
Managers, JewishGen Mall
Boca Raton, FL


Early American SIG #USA TWO SPECIAL BOOKS #usa

Don and Sandy Hirschhorn <donsandyh@...>
 

The JewishGen On-Line Shopping Mall keeps growing and growing. This week,
we've added two especially interesting items. Find both by visiting the
Mall at http://www.jewishgen.org/jewishgenmall. Once on, click on Browse
Mall, click on Books and select Genealogy How-To. Scroll down to;

Barbara Khait's new book, Discovering your Jewish Roots, published by
Heritage Quest.with back cover comments by JewishGen's V.P. for Operations,
Carol Skydell, is a step by step guide leading the newcomer to the resources
providing the greatest help in a successful search for personal ancestry.

Carol writes:

"Barbara Krasner-Khait takes the reader by the hand and guides them through
the labyrinth of what's out there! The weaving in of personal stories,
documented by her own research convinces the reader that this is something
do-able. Without actually saying it, but demonstrating it, she lays to rest
the often heard comment "There are no records.that place was wiped off the
map."

This newly published book, is available both hardcover and softcover.
While you're in "Genealogy How-To," take a look at the twenty plus other
titles in that one category including this new title:

Uncle, We Are Ready! Registering America's Men 1917-1918. Few records are
more complete than World War I draft registration cards. Frequently, they
even include a physical description of their subject!! An often overlooked
resource. If any of your ancestors took part in World War I, don't miss
this one!

If you have any questions on these books please contact:
malladmin@jewishgen.org>

Thank you.

Sandy and Don Hirschhorn
Boca Raton, FL


JOWBR template #usa

Joyce Field
 

I posted this message a month ago but as we are getting closer to our
launch we are still encountering numerous problems with the
submission of data. Therefore, it seems worthwhile to repeat the
message!

Greetings to everyone who is so graciously helping collect data for
the JewishGen Online Worldwide Burial Registry (JOWBR). We appreciate
your hard work! However, as we prepare the data for our launch, we
are running into several data entry problems. So we're taking the
liberty of putting them forth in this forum, in the hope that some of
you who are collecting data will see this message and make sure your
information conforms to our required template. This will save us
hundreds and hundreds of hours in manually correcting data--and in
some cases will save the data itself. Ernie Fine, Technical
Coordinator, thanks you in advance, and urges that you get in touch
with him at <efine@jewishgen.org> if you have any questions or
concerns about technical issues.

Specifically, here are some cautionary notes:

1) Column headings: please use the EXACT wording as shown on the
template. In fact, use the template!
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/cemetery/working/jowbrtemplate.xls
(template guidelines are at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/cemetery/JOWBRinstructions.htm)
2) Dates. Please, please, please put all dates in dd-mmm-yyyy format.
This is critical! Dates should look like this: 03-Sep-1876. Note the
leading zero on the day, the three-character month, and the 4-digit
year, and the separation by hyphens. If only a month and year are
known, use "Sep-1876" as the date. If only the year is known, just
use the year. Please do NOT put extraneous information in the date
fields, such as "about." If comments are needed, put them in the
comments field.

3) It is extremely important that date fields be defined as TEXT, not
dates. We have been running into date conversion issues, especially
for those using MAC computers rather than PCs.

4) Locations: please use the MODERN name of a town, and for the USA,
the standard state abbreviation.

5) Extraneous information: we have received many spreadsheets with
comments added on additional lines, with extra columns of
information, with fancy formatting, macros, colors, etc., all of
which have to be edited out, manually. While we appreciate and
understand the work that has gone into creating these, we would
prefer to receive just the data described in the template and
template instructions.

Feel free to contact Harriet Brown, Administrative
Coordinator<hnbrown@gdinet.com> if you have questions about general
procedures and forms.

We are all working hard to get the data ready for the launch and we
want you to know how much we appreciate all your efforts. Without
you this project cannot become a reality.

Joyce Field
jfield@jewishgen.org


Early American SIG #USA JOWBR template #usa

Joyce Field
 

I posted this message a month ago but as we are getting closer to our
launch we are still encountering numerous problems with the
submission of data. Therefore, it seems worthwhile to repeat the
message!

Greetings to everyone who is so graciously helping collect data for
the JewishGen Online Worldwide Burial Registry (JOWBR). We appreciate
your hard work! However, as we prepare the data for our launch, we
are running into several data entry problems. So we're taking the
liberty of putting them forth in this forum, in the hope that some of
you who are collecting data will see this message and make sure your
information conforms to our required template. This will save us
hundreds and hundreds of hours in manually correcting data--and in
some cases will save the data itself. Ernie Fine, Technical
Coordinator, thanks you in advance, and urges that you get in touch
with him at <efine@jewishgen.org> if you have any questions or
concerns about technical issues.

Specifically, here are some cautionary notes:

1) Column headings: please use the EXACT wording as shown on the
template. In fact, use the template!
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/cemetery/working/jowbrtemplate.xls
(template guidelines are at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/cemetery/JOWBRinstructions.htm)
2) Dates. Please, please, please put all dates in dd-mmm-yyyy format.
This is critical! Dates should look like this: 03-Sep-1876. Note the
leading zero on the day, the three-character month, and the 4-digit
year, and the separation by hyphens. If only a month and year are
known, use "Sep-1876" as the date. If only the year is known, just
use the year. Please do NOT put extraneous information in the date
fields, such as "about." If comments are needed, put them in the
comments field.

3) It is extremely important that date fields be defined as TEXT, not
dates. We have been running into date conversion issues, especially
for those using MAC computers rather than PCs.

4) Locations: please use the MODERN name of a town, and for the USA,
the standard state abbreviation.

5) Extraneous information: we have received many spreadsheets with
comments added on additional lines, with extra columns of
information, with fancy formatting, macros, colors, etc., all of
which have to be edited out, manually. While we appreciate and
understand the work that has gone into creating these, we would
prefer to receive just the data described in the template and
template instructions.

Feel free to contact Harriet Brown, Administrative
Coordinator<hnbrown@gdinet.com> if you have questions about general
procedures and forms.

We are all working hard to get the data ready for the launch and we
want you to know how much we appreciate all your efforts. Without
you this project cannot become a reality.

Joyce Field
jfield@jewishgen.org