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Re: Zawadsky family -- Ordering Records #poland

Mark Halpern <willie46@...>
 

Dear Researchers:

Many of you may now be interested in ordering records >from the branches
of the Polish State Archive based on index entries found in the
JRI-Poland online database. Although some regional Archive branches have
online forms and instructions, the procedure below has worked for many
researchers. I hope this will be helpful to you.

There are 30 regional Archives and each one sets their own fees for
copies of records and methods of payments. I do not
know of any regional Archive that accepts credit cards and most, if not
all, will only accept payment by wire transfer directly into their bank
account. Some of these regional Archives will also charge you their fee
for the receipt of the wire transfer.

My suggestions for ordering directly >from any Polish regional Archive or
branch is:

1) Search the JRI-Poland database at
http://www.jri-poland.org/jriplweb.htm and identify records of interest.

2) If the search results table with the record of interest includes
"PSA" in the title, then you will have to obtain that record >from the
Polish State Archives. The heading will show the Regional Archive Branch
and the Fond Number.

3) Copy the following information for each record of interest: Archive
Branch and Fond Number, Town, Signature Number (if applicable), Year of
Record & Type of Record (B=birth, M=marriage, D=death), AKT Number,
Surname and Given Name (if no surname, use father's surname)

4) Write to the Regional Archive(s). Mail is preferable, but can use
regular mail. You can write in English, but Polish is preferable if you
can.

5) Provide the above information for all the records you want. Ask them
to provide the full cost of acquiring copies of those records and the
method of payment. You will find Archive contact information at
http://www.archiwa.gov.pl/?CIDA=177

6) Regional Archive should respond within 30 days, usually sooner.
Response will likely be in Polish. Obtain a translation using JewishGen
ViewMate, if needed.

7) Response will identify all costs and the total cost - Cost of copies,
cost of postage and Bank Fees of the Archive. Total Cost will be quoted
in Zloty and possibly US Dollars or Euro. Most Archives will request
payment by bank (wire) transfer directly to their account. Your copies
will be mailed once your payment is received

Please do not send any funds in ways not identified by the regional
Archive. Ask them first if "your suggested method of payment" is
acceptable or will be acceptable with an additional fee (hopefully a fee
lower than arranging for a wire transfer, which could cost $20 to $50
US). One person's experience at one regional Archive is only a **Good
recommendation** for that Archive. Ask the Archive and hopefully they
will help you reduce the cost of arranging payment.

Mark Halpern
JRI-Poland Order Processing Coordinator

----- Original Message -----
I have down loaded the form to buy a Polish death certificate but cannot
understand the instructions. Some of the words are obvious but I have
copied
them all in case I have jumped to the wrong conclusion. Could someone
please
help with a translation.

dnia
imie i nazwisko
adres
nr dowodu osobistego
stopien pokrewienstw
Uprzejmie prosze o wydanie kserokopii aktu USC
urodzenia malzenstwa zgonu
Parafia
Rok powstania aktu
Powoluje sie na interes prawny
okreslic w jakim celu zachadzi potrzeba wydania aktu
podpis

Thank you

Keith Zerdin


JRI Poland #Poland Re: Zawadsky family -- Ordering Records #poland

Mark Halpern <willie46@...>
 

Dear Researchers:

Many of you may now be interested in ordering records >from the branches
of the Polish State Archive based on index entries found in the
JRI-Poland online database. Although some regional Archive branches have
online forms and instructions, the procedure below has worked for many
researchers. I hope this will be helpful to you.

There are 30 regional Archives and each one sets their own fees for
copies of records and methods of payments. I do not
know of any regional Archive that accepts credit cards and most, if not
all, will only accept payment by wire transfer directly into their bank
account. Some of these regional Archives will also charge you their fee
for the receipt of the wire transfer.

My suggestions for ordering directly >from any Polish regional Archive or
branch is:

1) Search the JRI-Poland database at
http://www.jri-poland.org/jriplweb.htm and identify records of interest.

2) If the search results table with the record of interest includes
"PSA" in the title, then you will have to obtain that record >from the
Polish State Archives. The heading will show the Regional Archive Branch
and the Fond Number.

3) Copy the following information for each record of interest: Archive
Branch and Fond Number, Town, Signature Number (if applicable), Year of
Record & Type of Record (B=birth, M=marriage, D=death), AKT Number,
Surname and Given Name (if no surname, use father's surname)

4) Write to the Regional Archive(s). Mail is preferable, but can use
regular mail. You can write in English, but Polish is preferable if you
can.

5) Provide the above information for all the records you want. Ask them
to provide the full cost of acquiring copies of those records and the
method of payment. You will find Archive contact information at
http://www.archiwa.gov.pl/?CIDA=177

6) Regional Archive should respond within 30 days, usually sooner.
Response will likely be in Polish. Obtain a translation using JewishGen
ViewMate, if needed.

7) Response will identify all costs and the total cost - Cost of copies,
cost of postage and Bank Fees of the Archive. Total Cost will be quoted
in Zloty and possibly US Dollars or Euro. Most Archives will request
payment by bank (wire) transfer directly to their account. Your copies
will be mailed once your payment is received

Please do not send any funds in ways not identified by the regional
Archive. Ask them first if "your suggested method of payment" is
acceptable or will be acceptable with an additional fee (hopefully a fee
lower than arranging for a wire transfer, which could cost $20 to $50
US). One person's experience at one regional Archive is only a **Good
recommendation** for that Archive. Ask the Archive and hopefully they
will help you reduce the cost of arranging payment.

Mark Halpern
JRI-Poland Order Processing Coordinator

----- Original Message -----
I have down loaded the form to buy a Polish death certificate but cannot
understand the instructions. Some of the words are obvious but I have
copied
them all in case I have jumped to the wrong conclusion. Could someone
please
help with a translation.

dnia
imie i nazwisko
adres
nr dowodu osobistego
stopien pokrewienstw
Uprzejmie prosze o wydanie kserokopii aktu USC
urodzenia malzenstwa zgonu
Parafia
Rok powstania aktu
Powoluje sie na interes prawny
okreslic w jakim celu zachadzi potrzeba wydania aktu
podpis

Thank you

Keith Zerdin


tracing family from Warsaw in the States #poland

Malcolm Courtney <malcolm.courtney@...>
 

I am trying to trace family who emigrated to USA,
probably both to New York and also New Jersey, from
Poland in the late 1800s to early 1900s. They lived
originally in Warsaw and, with the exception of my
Grandpa Joseph Stone, all went to America as far as I
know. Their names were Harry (Hersh/Gersh), Feige
(Fanny), Isidore, Max, Wolf, Eva and Anna Sztejnchauer
(Steinhauer).I believe they changed their surname to
Stein in the States. Harry and Fanny were my Grandpa's
parents and the others were his siblings. I was in
correspondence for many years with a daughter of Eva
named Helen Gratt (nee Frederics, I believe) but sadly
she died and I have since been unable to get any
further information concerning the family. Helen had a
son and a daughter who are both still alive, but was
predeceased by her husband Phillip. Helen had a
brother Harry, a neurologist, but he died in the late
60s. As far as I know Helen's mother, Eva, lived with
her.This is really all the information I have, apart
from finding an entry via Ellis Island for my
great-grandparents and one daughter, shown as Chawa.
On this entry they are shown as heading for a son's
address, given as: Lou Max Steinhouwer of 810 (or 310)
20 Ave NY. They left the home in Warschau of another
listed as a 'son' David (who I assume must have
changed his first name) living at Schlosse 26. They
sailed on the SS Noordam out of Rotterdam arriving on
January 13th, 1917. Initially they were refused entry
because of some problem (I'm unable to read what it
says on the manifest), but obviously were subsequently
allowed to take up residency in the US. I also have a
copy of a birth certificate for a Gerszon Mendel
Sztejnchauer born to what is quite clearly my
great-grandparents in Warsaw in 1884, and I am
assuming this to be the child's Hebrew name as it does
not correspond with any of the names I have already
given.

If anyone recognises any of these names, or can give
me help by suggesting further avenues of research, I
would be immensely grateful. Please reply to me
privately. Thank you very much.

Geraldine Courtney
Hampshire, England

Researching SZTEJNCHAUER, STEINHOUWER, HAUSZA/GAUSER
all >from Poland


JRI Poland #Poland tracing family from Warsaw in the States #poland

Malcolm Courtney <malcolm.courtney@...>
 

I am trying to trace family who emigrated to USA,
probably both to New York and also New Jersey, from
Poland in the late 1800s to early 1900s. They lived
originally in Warsaw and, with the exception of my
Grandpa Joseph Stone, all went to America as far as I
know. Their names were Harry (Hersh/Gersh), Feige
(Fanny), Isidore, Max, Wolf, Eva and Anna Sztejnchauer
(Steinhauer).I believe they changed their surname to
Stein in the States. Harry and Fanny were my Grandpa's
parents and the others were his siblings. I was in
correspondence for many years with a daughter of Eva
named Helen Gratt (nee Frederics, I believe) but sadly
she died and I have since been unable to get any
further information concerning the family. Helen had a
son and a daughter who are both still alive, but was
predeceased by her husband Phillip. Helen had a
brother Harry, a neurologist, but he died in the late
60s. As far as I know Helen's mother, Eva, lived with
her.This is really all the information I have, apart
from finding an entry via Ellis Island for my
great-grandparents and one daughter, shown as Chawa.
On this entry they are shown as heading for a son's
address, given as: Lou Max Steinhouwer of 810 (or 310)
20 Ave NY. They left the home in Warschau of another
listed as a 'son' David (who I assume must have
changed his first name) living at Schlosse 26. They
sailed on the SS Noordam out of Rotterdam arriving on
January 13th, 1917. Initially they were refused entry
because of some problem (I'm unable to read what it
says on the manifest), but obviously were subsequently
allowed to take up residency in the US. I also have a
copy of a birth certificate for a Gerszon Mendel
Sztejnchauer born to what is quite clearly my
great-grandparents in Warsaw in 1884, and I am
assuming this to be the child's Hebrew name as it does
not correspond with any of the names I have already
given.

If anyone recognises any of these names, or can give
me help by suggesting further avenues of research, I
would be immensely grateful. Please reply to me
privately. Thank you very much.

Geraldine Courtney
Hampshire, England

Researching SZTEJNCHAUER, STEINHOUWER, HAUSZA/GAUSER
all >from Poland


Angel of Ahlem on National Public Radio- survivors from Lodz Ghetto #poland

Roni S. Liebowitz
 

National Public Radio aired an interview with members of
the Vernon Tott family of Sioux City today during its
Morning Edition. Vernon was with the infantry that
liberated the Ahlem Labor Camp in Hanover, Germany. Most of
the men and boys who were prisoners there came >from the Lodz
Ghetto, were sent to Auschwitz and then to Ahlem. A
documentary, _The Angel of Ahlem_ was presented at Lincoln
Center in May. Dr Henry Kissinger who was with the 84th
infantry as a correspondent visited Ahlem right after
libration. He was the guest speaker at Lincoln Center. His
speech and the NPR broadcast can be heard on the site below.

You can also view survivor Ben Sieradzki's album, hear other
Ahlem survivors, and see several links about the story here:
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=1466102
0

********************************
More information >from the NPR announcement:

Tott family interview to air Tuesday on NPR

National Public Radio will air an interview with members of
the Vernon Tott family of Sioux City today during Morning
Edition.

Morning Edition airs at 5 a.m.-9 a.m. on NPR station
KWIT-KOJI FM 90. NPR will post the interview on its Web site
at www.npr.org.

Tott, a Sioux City native, helped liberate the Ahlem slave
labor camp in Germany during World War II. The 18 photos he
took are the only ones know to exist of the liberation day.
Those photos sat in his basement until 1995 when he was
contacted by one of the camp's survivors via an Army
newsletter. That conversation inspired Tott, who died in
2005, to locate and reunite as many camp survivors as
possible.

Filmmakers created a documentary, titled "Angel of Ahlem"
about Tott's quest. The film premiered in March at the
Orpheum Theatre. NPR correspondent Susan Stamberg spoke with
Tott's family and Ahlem survivors in Sioux City during the
week the movie premiered. Stamberg's story, "The Angel of
Ahlem," is one of a series of stories airing on NPR this
week to coincide with the Ken Burns PBS series, "The War."

**************************

All the best,
Roni Seibel Liebowitz
Scarsdale, NY
Lodz ShtetLinks
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/Lodz/index.htm
Lodz Area Research Group (LARG)
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/Lodz/LARG.htm
Belchatow ShtetLink
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/belchatow/


JRI Poland #Poland Angel of Ahlem on National Public Radio- survivors from Lodz Ghetto #poland

Roni S. Liebowitz
 

National Public Radio aired an interview with members of
the Vernon Tott family of Sioux City today during its
Morning Edition. Vernon was with the infantry that
liberated the Ahlem Labor Camp in Hanover, Germany. Most of
the men and boys who were prisoners there came >from the Lodz
Ghetto, were sent to Auschwitz and then to Ahlem. A
documentary, _The Angel of Ahlem_ was presented at Lincoln
Center in May. Dr Henry Kissinger who was with the 84th
infantry as a correspondent visited Ahlem right after
libration. He was the guest speaker at Lincoln Center. His
speech and the NPR broadcast can be heard on the site below.

You can also view survivor Ben Sieradzki's album, hear other
Ahlem survivors, and see several links about the story here:
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=1466102
0

********************************
More information >from the NPR announcement:

Tott family interview to air Tuesday on NPR

National Public Radio will air an interview with members of
the Vernon Tott family of Sioux City today during Morning
Edition.

Morning Edition airs at 5 a.m.-9 a.m. on NPR station
KWIT-KOJI FM 90. NPR will post the interview on its Web site
at www.npr.org.

Tott, a Sioux City native, helped liberate the Ahlem slave
labor camp in Germany during World War II. The 18 photos he
took are the only ones know to exist of the liberation day.
Those photos sat in his basement until 1995 when he was
contacted by one of the camp's survivors via an Army
newsletter. That conversation inspired Tott, who died in
2005, to locate and reunite as many camp survivors as
possible.

Filmmakers created a documentary, titled "Angel of Ahlem"
about Tott's quest. The film premiered in March at the
Orpheum Theatre. NPR correspondent Susan Stamberg spoke with
Tott's family and Ahlem survivors in Sioux City during the
week the movie premiered. Stamberg's story, "The Angel of
Ahlem," is one of a series of stories airing on NPR this
week to coincide with the Ken Burns PBS series, "The War."

**************************

All the best,
Roni Seibel Liebowitz
Scarsdale, NY
Lodz ShtetLinks
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/Lodz/index.htm
Lodz Area Research Group (LARG)
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/Lodz/LARG.htm
Belchatow ShtetLink
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/belchatow/


Romania SIG #Romania SOPHIE GOLDSTEIN #romania

EBII@...
 

I'm looking for any relatives of Sophie Goldstein who lived in or around
Ramnicu Sarat around 1905. Please contact me directly. Thanks

Les Berman
Los Angeles
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SOPHIE GOLDSTEIN #romania

EBII@...
 

I'm looking for any relatives of Sophie Goldstein who lived in or around
Ramnicu Sarat around 1905. Please contact me directly. Thanks

Les Berman
Los Angeles
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Lithuania SIG #Lithuania The Third Annual Israel Genealogical Society all day seminar #lithuania

Martha Lev-Zion <martha@...>
 

Jewish genealogists are constantly asking themselves >from whence
their ancestors came. How many times have we read things like: "I am
convinced my family came >from another planet!" Sometimes wild leaps
of imagination are required to discover where the family was before
they were finally found, and where they were before that.

Come to the Third Annual Israel Genealogical Society One Day Seminar
and turn that sigh into a "Eureka, I have found them!" This year we
are focusing on THE WANDERING JEW: JEWISH MIGRATION BETWEEN THE 18th
and 20th CENTURIES. We have an incredible group of excellent and
knowledgeable lecturers >from around the world. Lectures will be both
in Hebrew and in English in parallel sessions.

Visit our website for exact details:

http://www.isragen.org.il/NROS/YY2007/index.html

While there, download the program in Hebrew or in English and be sure
to print out and mail in the registration form. Seating is limited!
You must register early to be assured of a place. Early registration
ends on 1 November.

Save the day: Monday, 12 November 2007, and join us for this fabulous
all day seminar!

Martha Lev-Zion
for the organizing committee


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania JGSGW, Rockville, MD, Sunday, October 14, 2007 #lithuania

Jeff Miller
 

JGSGW Program in October

Sunday, October 14, 2007
Bnai Israel, Fanaroff Auditorium
Rockville, MD

PROGRAM (Open to the Public)
Time: 1:00 PM Schmooze Time 1:30 PM Program
Topic: Searching Online Historical Documents
Speaker: Logan J. Kleinwaks

Logan will describe how to use a search engine he developed based on
optical character recognition (OCR) software to search Eastern European
directories, with an emphasis on how to find what you are looking for
despite errors introduced by the OCR process. The OCR-based approach allows
data >from print sources to be made searchable very quickly, with little
manual intervention. Its applications to other Jewish genealogy projects
will be discussed also.

As a bonus, there will be a brief presentation of a new tool to reunite
families separated by the Shoah, which allows email addresses to be
associated with Pages of Testimony found on Yad Vashem's website, and
automatically matches people associated with same Pages.

Logan Joseph Kleinwaks, is the creator of the online tools
www.ShoahConnect.org, for Page of Testimony research, and
www.kalter.org/search, for searching historical business directories, as
well as the general genealogy site www.FamilyTreeRegistry.org. His broader
genealogical interests include the photographic documentation of Jewish
cemeteries, improving Internet access to genealogical information, and
privacy.

For directions to B'nai Israel, Rockville, please refer to our website:
www.jewishgen.org/jgsgw
You may send an E-Mail to rpgersh@... for more information.
All are welcome to visit. We charge $5 to non-members to attend a program
meeting, but the fee can go towards membership if you join at a meeting.

Jeff Miller
VP, Administration/Logistics and Publicist
Jewish Genealogy Society of Greater Washington


The Third Annual Israel Genealogical Society all day seminar #lithuania

Martha Lev-Zion <martha@...>
 

Jewish genealogists are constantly asking themselves >from whence
their ancestors came. How many times have we read things like: "I am
convinced my family came >from another planet!" Sometimes wild leaps
of imagination are required to discover where the family was before
they were finally found, and where they were before that.

Come to the Third Annual Israel Genealogical Society One Day Seminar
and turn that sigh into a "Eureka, I have found them!" This year we
are focusing on THE WANDERING JEW: JEWISH MIGRATION BETWEEN THE 18th
and 20th CENTURIES. We have an incredible group of excellent and
knowledgeable lecturers >from around the world. Lectures will be both
in Hebrew and in English in parallel sessions.

Visit our website for exact details:

http://www.isragen.org.il/NROS/YY2007/index.html

While there, download the program in Hebrew or in English and be sure
to print out and mail in the registration form. Seating is limited!
You must register early to be assured of a place. Early registration
ends on 1 November.

Save the day: Monday, 12 November 2007, and join us for this fabulous
all day seminar!

Martha Lev-Zion
for the organizing committee


JGSGW, Rockville, MD, Sunday, October 14, 2007 #lithuania

Jeff Miller
 

JGSGW Program in October

Sunday, October 14, 2007
Bnai Israel, Fanaroff Auditorium
Rockville, MD

PROGRAM (Open to the Public)
Time: 1:00 PM Schmooze Time 1:30 PM Program
Topic: Searching Online Historical Documents
Speaker: Logan J. Kleinwaks

Logan will describe how to use a search engine he developed based on
optical character recognition (OCR) software to search Eastern European
directories, with an emphasis on how to find what you are looking for
despite errors introduced by the OCR process. The OCR-based approach allows
data >from print sources to be made searchable very quickly, with little
manual intervention. Its applications to other Jewish genealogy projects
will be discussed also.

As a bonus, there will be a brief presentation of a new tool to reunite
families separated by the Shoah, which allows email addresses to be
associated with Pages of Testimony found on Yad Vashem's website, and
automatically matches people associated with same Pages.

Logan Joseph Kleinwaks, is the creator of the online tools
www.ShoahConnect.org, for Page of Testimony research, and
www.kalter.org/search, for searching historical business directories, as
well as the general genealogy site www.FamilyTreeRegistry.org. His broader
genealogical interests include the photographic documentation of Jewish
cemeteries, improving Internet access to genealogical information, and
privacy.

For directions to B'nai Israel, Rockville, please refer to our website:
www.jewishgen.org/jgsgw
You may send an E-Mail to rpgersh@... for more information.
All are welcome to visit. We charge $5 to non-members to attend a program
meeting, but the fee can go towards membership if you join at a meeting.

Jeff Miller
VP, Administration/Logistics and Publicist
Jewish Genealogy Society of Greater Washington


Searching SAPIERSTEIN #poland

Ada Holtzman
 

Dear SIG,

I was contacted by someone who searches any decendant of K. SAPIERSTEIN
from Bialystok.
Thank you,

shalom

Ada Holtzman
www.zchor.org


BialyGen: Bialystok Region #Bialystok #Poland Searching SAPIERSTEIN #poland

Ada Holtzman
 

Dear SIG,

I was contacted by someone who searches any decendant of K. SAPIERSTEIN
from Bialystok.
Thank you,

shalom

Ada Holtzman
www.zchor.org


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Re:records from Odessa, 1880-1910 - Try this site for catalog #ukraine

Michelle Frager <lulu_brooks@...>
 

If you haven't already...
I haven't checked it lately, but it's regularly updated during the year. Deals
with available archive records in Ukraine among others:
http://www.rtrfoundation.org/

Michelle Frager NY area

Ellen Tyack <ellent@...> wrote:

I am also interested in Leslie's question re records >from Odessa, 1880-1910
thanks so much

Ellen tyack
Hello Genners,
Does anyone know if you can obtain records >from Odessa >from the
1880's & 1900's? I'd like to find birth/death certificates for family
who stayed in Odessa & for family that came to America.


JGSGW, Rockville, MD, Sunday, October 14, 2007 #poland

Jeff Miller
 

JGSGW Program in October

Sunday, October 14, 2007
Bnai Israel, Fanaroff Auditorium
Rockville, MD

PROGRAM (Open to the Public)
Time: 1:00 PM Schmooze Time 1:30 PM Program
Topic: Searching Online Historical Documents
Speaker: Logan J. Kleinwaks

Logan will describe how to use a search engine he developed based on
optical character recognition (OCR) software to search Eastern European
directories, with an emphasis on how to find what you are looking for
despite errors introduced by the OCR process. The OCR-based approach allows
data >from print sources to be made searchable very quickly, with little
manual intervention. Its applications to other Jewish genealogy projects
will be discussed also.

As a bonus, there will be a brief presentation of a new tool to reunite
families separated by the Shoah, which allows email addresses to be
associated with Pages of Testimony found on Yad Vashem's website, and
automatically matches people associated with same Pages.

Logan Joseph Kleinwaks, is the creator of the online tools
www.ShoahConnect.org, for Page of Testimony research, and
www.kalter.org/search, for searching historical business directories, as
well as the general genealogy site www.FamilyTreeRegistry.org. His broader
genealogical interests include the photographic documentation of Jewish
cemeteries, improving Internet access to genealogical information, and
privacy.

For directions to B'nai Israel, Rockville, please refer to our website:
www.jewishgen.org/jgsgw
You may send an E-Mail to rpgersh@... for more information.
All are welcome to visit. We charge $5 to non-members to attend a program
meeting, but the fee can go towards membership if you join at a meeting.

Jeff Miller
VP, Administration/Logistics and Publicist
Jewish Genealogy Society of Greater Washington

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Many of the Eastern European directories cover
Poland.


Re: records from Odessa, 1880-1910 - Try this site for catalog #ukraine

Michelle Frager <lulu_brooks@...>
 

If you haven't already...
I haven't checked it lately, but it's regularly updated during the year. Deals
with available archive records in Ukraine among others:
http://www.rtrfoundation.org/

Michelle Frager NY area

Ellen Tyack <ellent@...> wrote:

I am also interested in Leslie's question re records >from Odessa, 1880-1910
thanks so much

Ellen tyack
Hello Genners,
Does anyone know if you can obtain records >from Odessa >from the
1880's & 1900's? I'd like to find birth/death certificates for family
who stayed in Odessa & for family that came to America.


JRI Poland #Poland JGSGW, Rockville, MD, Sunday, October 14, 2007 #poland

Jeff Miller
 

JGSGW Program in October

Sunday, October 14, 2007
Bnai Israel, Fanaroff Auditorium
Rockville, MD

PROGRAM (Open to the Public)
Time: 1:00 PM Schmooze Time 1:30 PM Program
Topic: Searching Online Historical Documents
Speaker: Logan J. Kleinwaks

Logan will describe how to use a search engine he developed based on
optical character recognition (OCR) software to search Eastern European
directories, with an emphasis on how to find what you are looking for
despite errors introduced by the OCR process. The OCR-based approach allows
data >from print sources to be made searchable very quickly, with little
manual intervention. Its applications to other Jewish genealogy projects
will be discussed also.

As a bonus, there will be a brief presentation of a new tool to reunite
families separated by the Shoah, which allows email addresses to be
associated with Pages of Testimony found on Yad Vashem's website, and
automatically matches people associated with same Pages.

Logan Joseph Kleinwaks, is the creator of the online tools
www.ShoahConnect.org, for Page of Testimony research, and
www.kalter.org/search, for searching historical business directories, as
well as the general genealogy site www.FamilyTreeRegistry.org. His broader
genealogical interests include the photographic documentation of Jewish
cemeteries, improving Internet access to genealogical information, and
privacy.

For directions to B'nai Israel, Rockville, please refer to our website:
www.jewishgen.org/jgsgw
You may send an E-Mail to rpgersh@... for more information.
All are welcome to visit. We charge $5 to non-members to attend a program
meeting, but the fee can go towards membership if you join at a meeting.

Jeff Miller
VP, Administration/Logistics and Publicist
Jewish Genealogy Society of Greater Washington

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Many of the Eastern European directories cover
Poland.


Zawadsky family #poland

KethZerdin@...
 

I have down loaded the form to buy a Polish death certificate but cannot
understand the instructions. Some of the words are obvious but I have copied
them all in case I have jumped to the wrong conclusion. Could someone please
help with a translation.

dnia
imie i nazwisko
adres
nr dowodu osobistego
stopien pokrewienstw
Uprzejmie prosze o wydanie kserokopii aktu USC
urodzenia malzenstwa zgonu
Parafia
Rok powstania aktu
Powoluje sie na interes prawny
okreslic w jakim celu zachadzi potrzeba wydania aktu
podpis

Thank you

Keith Zerdin

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Because this discussion group cannot publish words
with accented characters, Keith was asked to remove all accents that
may have been present in these words.


JRI Poland #Poland Zawadsky family #poland

KethZerdin@...
 

I have down loaded the form to buy a Polish death certificate but cannot
understand the instructions. Some of the words are obvious but I have copied
them all in case I have jumped to the wrong conclusion. Could someone please
help with a translation.

dnia
imie i nazwisko
adres
nr dowodu osobistego
stopien pokrewienstw
Uprzejmie prosze o wydanie kserokopii aktu USC
urodzenia malzenstwa zgonu
Parafia
Rok powstania aktu
Powoluje sie na interes prawny
okreslic w jakim celu zachadzi potrzeba wydania aktu
podpis

Thank you

Keith Zerdin

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Because this discussion group cannot publish words
with accented characters, Keith was asked to remove all accents that
may have been present in these words.