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Books of Residents and Census Registers, etc. #poland

Fbussgang@...
 

In a message dated 7/20/05 2:29:07 AM, Stanley Diamond writes:

<< While spending your money on private research will ferret out records
for only your own family, joining with fellow researchers to index these
records through JRI-Poland will make these records accessible to your
own family -- as well as other families with roots in that town. >>

I am glad Stanley wrote abut JRI-Poland's new initiative to index books of
residents. It will undoubtedly be cheaper for each individual researcher,
and you are less likely to miss something relevant to your family if all
the records for your town are indexed.

Fay Bussgang
Lexington, MA


JRI Poland #Poland Books of Residents and Census Registers, etc. #poland

Fbussgang@...
 

In a message dated 7/20/05 2:29:07 AM, Stanley Diamond writes:

<< While spending your money on private research will ferret out records
for only your own family, joining with fellow researchers to index these
records through JRI-Poland will make these records accessible to your
own family -- as well as other families with roots in that town. >>

I am glad Stanley wrote abut JRI-Poland's new initiative to index books of
residents. It will undoubtedly be cheaper for each individual researcher,
and you are less likely to miss something relevant to your family if all
the records for your town are indexed.

Fay Bussgang
Lexington, MA


recent IAJGS conference in Las Vegas #general

Joan Rimmon
 

Congrats to JGSSN
I would like to add my voice to those praising the recent conference in Las
Vegas. How such a small in number group could pull together an A+ program as
we experienced last week is an absolutely amazing feat.
Congratulations to Michael Brenner: the general chairman, Charlotte & Sam
Showal: registration and treasurer, Carole Montello: program chair, and Hal
Bookbinder: syllabus and all the other numerous volunteers for their untiring
efforts.

Joan Glanz RIMMON, Los Angeles

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem and the world.

Seeking:
Germany: NUSBAUM/NUSSBAUM (Erdemannrode), LANGSDORF (Battenberg), WEINBERG
(Storndorf), STERN (Nieder Ohmen), ROSENSTOCK (Tann bei Fulda), LEVISTEIN
(Geisa), KATZ (Altenkirchen), FRANK (unknown city of origin, but emigrated to US
beofre 1860).Poltava: KNOPPOW, KNOPOV, BUDNITZKY Latvia: GLANZSET/GLANSET,
KLUMENS Belarus: DUKSIN, STARISHEVSKY, KRAZNITZKY, STAWSKI (Zhabinka),
SOLNITZE/SOLNICA/SOLNICE , GRYNSZPAN, KAPLANSKY (Kamenetz Litovsk)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen recent IAJGS conference in Las Vegas #general

Joan Rimmon
 

Congrats to JGSSN
I would like to add my voice to those praising the recent conference in Las
Vegas. How such a small in number group could pull together an A+ program as
we experienced last week is an absolutely amazing feat.
Congratulations to Michael Brenner: the general chairman, Charlotte & Sam
Showal: registration and treasurer, Carole Montello: program chair, and Hal
Bookbinder: syllabus and all the other numerous volunteers for their untiring
efforts.

Joan Glanz RIMMON, Los Angeles

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem and the world.

Seeking:
Germany: NUSBAUM/NUSSBAUM (Erdemannrode), LANGSDORF (Battenberg), WEINBERG
(Storndorf), STERN (Nieder Ohmen), ROSENSTOCK (Tann bei Fulda), LEVISTEIN
(Geisa), KATZ (Altenkirchen), FRANK (unknown city of origin, but emigrated to US
beofre 1860).Poltava: KNOPPOW, KNOPOV, BUDNITZKY Latvia: GLANZSET/GLANSET,
KLUMENS Belarus: DUKSIN, STARISHEVSKY, KRAZNITZKY, STAWSKI (Zhabinka),
SOLNITZE/SOLNICA/SOLNICE , GRYNSZPAN, KAPLANSKY (Kamenetz Litovsk)


Re: Galician names #general

Mark Halpern
 

I am no expert on Jewish given names, but I am surprised that neither
name (or variant) is in the Galician given name database. Here is
another example of the use of the Jewish Records Indexing - Poland
database of nearly 3 million Jewish vital record indices. The database
contains at least 750,000 entries for Galicia.

As announced at the recent Conference in Las Vegas, you can now search
the database for a given name. You can also restrict the search to those
indices >from Galicia. The result are many records showing the male given
name Tewel/Tewiel/etc. and Juer/Jur/Jure/etc. and the female variants.
You can search the database at http://www.jri-poland.org/jriplweb.htm.

Mark Halpern
JRI-Poland AGAD Archive Coordinator (for east Galician Records)

----- Original Message -----
Dear Genners,
Have any of you heard the male given names Tewil
or Juer/Jur Ber? These are listed on the JRI-Poland
Indexes for my g-g-uncle and g-g-grandfather
respectively. Neither names nor variations are listed
on the Galician given names databases.
As always, I appreciate your help. Thank you.
Shari Kantrow


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Galician names #general

Mark Halpern
 

I am no expert on Jewish given names, but I am surprised that neither
name (or variant) is in the Galician given name database. Here is
another example of the use of the Jewish Records Indexing - Poland
database of nearly 3 million Jewish vital record indices. The database
contains at least 750,000 entries for Galicia.

As announced at the recent Conference in Las Vegas, you can now search
the database for a given name. You can also restrict the search to those
indices >from Galicia. The result are many records showing the male given
name Tewel/Tewiel/etc. and Juer/Jur/Jure/etc. and the female variants.
You can search the database at http://www.jri-poland.org/jriplweb.htm.

Mark Halpern
JRI-Poland AGAD Archive Coordinator (for east Galician Records)

----- Original Message -----
Dear Genners,
Have any of you heard the male given names Tewil
or Juer/Jur Ber? These are listed on the JRI-Poland
Indexes for my g-g-uncle and g-g-grandfather
respectively. Neither names nor variations are listed
on the Galician given names databases.
As always, I appreciate your help. Thank you.
Shari Kantrow


Searching BERELOWITZ family #southafrica

Judith Berlowitz <jberlowitz@...>
 

Dear Siggers,

This is my first post on the SA SIG, so greetings to
all. I've just returned >from (excessively) fabulous
Las Vegas, where I learned that there may be some
descendants of my husband's family in South Africa.
My husband's grandfather was Jankl (Jacob) BERELOWITZ
and came to America >from Ekaterinoslav, Ukraine
(village of Orekhov) in 1906. He had the choice (so
the family story goes) of going either to America or
to South Africa, where he had a cousin. Jankl's
father may have been Hirsch. If anyone recognizes
these names, I would greatly appreciate hearing from
you.

Judith Berlowitz
Berkeley, California, USA


South Africa SIG #SouthAfrica Searching BERELOWITZ family #southafrica

Judith Berlowitz <jberlowitz@...>
 

Dear Siggers,

This is my first post on the SA SIG, so greetings to
all. I've just returned >from (excessively) fabulous
Las Vegas, where I learned that there may be some
descendants of my husband's family in South Africa.
My husband's grandfather was Jankl (Jacob) BERELOWITZ
and came to America >from Ekaterinoslav, Ukraine
(village of Orekhov) in 1906. He had the choice (so
the family story goes) of going either to America or
to South Africa, where he had a cousin. Jankl's
father may have been Hirsch. If anyone recognizes
these names, I would greatly appreciate hearing from
you.

Judith Berlowitz
Berkeley, California, USA


Pupkewitz -Namibia #southafrica

Saul Issroff <saul@...>
 

Interesting interview of Harold Pupkewitz at
http://allafrica.com/stories/printable/200507150702.html

Saul Issroff


South Africa SIG #SouthAfrica Pupkewitz -Namibia #southafrica

Saul Issroff <saul@...>
 

Interesting interview of Harold Pupkewitz at
http://allafrica.com/stories/printable/200507150702.html

Saul Issroff


Re: lithuania info #general

ben.forman <ben.forman@...>
 

Hi Genners

Thanks to those of you who responded to my email below who
have informed me of the common relationship between the name
Elihaya and Eliash, what I would like know is would the
record associated with KRA/I-49/1/17526 have any further
information on it other than that given in the results table
from the tax and voter list e.g. the names of the other male
and 3 females who are also referenced. If there is further
information available who can I contact to get it?

Thanks

Ben Forman


I have found a reference in the tax and voter list which
may be to my ancestors in Ylakai the ref is
KRA/I-49/1/17526 and it refers to an Eliash BERENSTEIN, my
ancestor was called Elihaya according to my GGM (who was
his daughter) what can I now do with this to find out if
it does refer to my family?

Thanks

Ben Forman


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: lithuania info #general

ben.forman <ben.forman@...>
 

Hi Genners

Thanks to those of you who responded to my email below who
have informed me of the common relationship between the name
Elihaya and Eliash, what I would like know is would the
record associated with KRA/I-49/1/17526 have any further
information on it other than that given in the results table
from the tax and voter list e.g. the names of the other male
and 3 females who are also referenced. If there is further
information available who can I contact to get it?

Thanks

Ben Forman


I have found a reference in the tax and voter list which
may be to my ancestors in Ylakai the ref is
KRA/I-49/1/17526 and it refers to an Eliash BERENSTEIN, my
ancestor was called Elihaya according to my GGM (who was
his daughter) what can I now do with this to find out if
it does refer to my family?

Thanks

Ben Forman


Re: Galician names #general

Nick <tulse04-news@...>
 

"Shari Kantrow" < sjoysk@... > wrote:

Dear Genners,
Have any of you heard the male given names Tewil
or Juer/Jur Ber? These are listed on the JRI-Poland
Indexes for my g-g-uncle and g-g-grandfather
respectively. Neither names nor variations are listed
on the Galician given names databases.
See Tewil in http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Tomaszow1/tom025d.html

--
Nick Landau
London, UK

COHNREICH (Anklam, Germany Krajenka, Poland) ATLAS (Wielkie Oczy (near
Lvov/Lemberg), Poland)
WECHSLER(Schwabach, Germany) KOHN (Wallerstein and Kleinerdlingen,Germany)
LANDAU/FREDKIN(Gomel, Mogilev, Belarus)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Galician names #general

Nick <tulse04-news@...>
 

"Shari Kantrow" < sjoysk@... > wrote:

Dear Genners,
Have any of you heard the male given names Tewil
or Juer/Jur Ber? These are listed on the JRI-Poland
Indexes for my g-g-uncle and g-g-grandfather
respectively. Neither names nor variations are listed
on the Galician given names databases.
See Tewil in http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Tomaszow1/tom025d.html

--
Nick Landau
London, UK

COHNREICH (Anklam, Germany Krajenka, Poland) ATLAS (Wielkie Oczy (near
Lvov/Lemberg), Poland)
WECHSLER(Schwabach, Germany) KOHN (Wallerstein and Kleinerdlingen,Germany)
LANDAU/FREDKIN(Gomel, Mogilev, Belarus)


Re: ADRET (RASHBA) Family in Israel #rabbinic

Mr L Reich <lreich@...>
 

On 2005.07.17, Irina Kunina <irina_kunina@...> enquired:

My family claims that we are related to the family of Rabbi Shlomo
ben Adret (RaSHBA) >from Barcelona. We also know that Adret family
moved >from Spain to Smirna (Turkey). Then they moved >from Smirna to
Israel in the 19th or 20th century and lived there in 1936. Can
anyone help us locate this rabbinical family in
Israel?
The Hebrew biographical dictionary, "Yahaduth Hamizrach B'Eretz
Yisroel" by M.D.Gaon (Publ. Jerusalem 1938) has on p.701 brief
details and references to a few 18th & 19th Century members of
this family.

Incidentally, I always thought the family name was pronounced
Aderet, not Adret.

Leslie Reich


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Re: ADRET (RASHBA) Family in Israel #rabbinic

Mr L Reich <lreich@...>
 

On 2005.07.17, Irina Kunina <irina_kunina@...> enquired:

My family claims that we are related to the family of Rabbi Shlomo
ben Adret (RaSHBA) >from Barcelona. We also know that Adret family
moved >from Spain to Smirna (Turkey). Then they moved >from Smirna to
Israel in the 19th or 20th century and lived there in 1936. Can
anyone help us locate this rabbinical family in
Israel?
The Hebrew biographical dictionary, "Yahaduth Hamizrach B'Eretz
Yisroel" by M.D.Gaon (Publ. Jerusalem 1938) has on p.701 brief
details and references to a few 18th & 19th Century members of
this family.

Incidentally, I always thought the family name was pronounced
Aderet, not Adret.

Leslie Reich


KICHLER/KARLIK/GELBER Yiddish theatre - Lemburg. #yiddish

Nigel Wilson <wilsonettes@...>
 

Dear Friends,

I am assisting a friend here in Israel who is looking for his family >from
Lviv/Lemburg.

Marjem (Libe/Lina KICHLER) born 1875 in Lemberg married an Asriel/Israel
KARLIK – they lived in Lviv where their children were born – we know of 4,
there may have been more.

Zygmunt born 1891
Arnold Maks (Aron Meilech) born 1892
Genia born 1894
Joachim Izydor (Chaim Israel) born 1896.

Lina became a well known singer especially at Gimpel’s theatre in Lemberg.
She traveled through Austria, Hungary and Romania and in 1924 celebrated her
25th anniversary of her stage career. Asriel was also a member of the chorus
and would regularly sing solo numbers in Yiddish operettas and perform at
the Polish Opera.

Their daughter Genia (my friend’s grandmother) also took to the stage and
was a Yiddish actress.

Genia married a Moshe GELBER and we understand that he too was in the
theatre.

My friend knows absolutely nothing about his GELBER, KARLIK, or KICHLER
families and would be delighted to learn, if this stage in his life, he has
any relatives anywhere in the world.

If anyone has knowledge of any of the above families >from Lviv and
presumably surrounding areas, please do contact me.

I thank you.

Patricia Wilson (Israel)

Moderator's Note: It is the policy of JewishGen not to allow posting of messages
for others, UNLESS the other party has no ability to directly access computer
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Yiddish Theatre and Vadeville #YiddishTheatre KICHLER/KARLIK/GELBER Yiddish theatre - Lemburg. #yiddish

Nigel Wilson <wilsonettes@...>
 

Dear Friends,

I am assisting a friend here in Israel who is looking for his family >from
Lviv/Lemburg.

Marjem (Libe/Lina KICHLER) born 1875 in Lemberg married an Asriel/Israel
KARLIK – they lived in Lviv where their children were born – we know of 4,
there may have been more.

Zygmunt born 1891
Arnold Maks (Aron Meilech) born 1892
Genia born 1894
Joachim Izydor (Chaim Israel) born 1896.

Lina became a well known singer especially at Gimpel’s theatre in Lemberg.
She traveled through Austria, Hungary and Romania and in 1924 celebrated her
25th anniversary of her stage career. Asriel was also a member of the chorus
and would regularly sing solo numbers in Yiddish operettas and perform at
the Polish Opera.

Their daughter Genia (my friend’s grandmother) also took to the stage and
was a Yiddish actress.

Genia married a Moshe GELBER and we understand that he too was in the
theatre.

My friend knows absolutely nothing about his GELBER, KARLIK, or KICHLER
families and would be delighted to learn, if this stage in his life, he has
any relatives anywhere in the world.

If anyone has knowledge of any of the above families >from Lviv and
presumably surrounding areas, please do contact me.

I thank you.

Patricia Wilson (Israel)

Moderator's Note: It is the policy of JewishGen not to allow posting of messages
for others, UNLESS the other party has no ability to directly access computer
facilties. That concition is assumed regarding this message.


Las Vegas report and important announcements! #romania

Rosanne Leeson <rdleeson@...>
 

Dear Fellow ROM-SIGgers,

For those of you who were not present in Las vegas, here is a summary of
our ROM-SIG meeting there, as well as some important announcements!

We had a good turnout, and enjoyed the Power Point display, and report
of the latest visit to Bukovina by Bruce Reisch, given by Merle Kastner,
as Bruce was unable to come to La Vegas. Many thanks to Merle for an
excellent presentation!

Paula and I were able to update those in attendance on the ongoing
efforts to get the Director General of the National Archives of Romania
to open up their arhcives to individual research. I have been
conducting an intensive letter writing campaign over the last year or
so, with the Human Rights Commission of the EU, the US Embassy, and
other US agencies, guided by the head of the ADL affiliate in Buchrest,
MCA Romania! I have spoken with Radu Ioanid of the USHMM to seek his
advice as to how best to proceed. Finally, after letters to the new
government of Romania I received a message >from Dr. LUNGU, head of the
Archives, which while self-justifying to his superiors, gave the
following advice::

<>The Director General of the Romanian Nataional Archives in Bucharest
states that anyone interested in obtaining copies of civil records >from
Romania should send a request, either by air mail or fax to:
<>Arhivele Nationale
B-dul Regina Elisabeta nr.49
Sector 5
050013 - Bucuresti
ROMANIA
Fax#:( +4021)-312 58 41
Those writing via mail should also enclose 2 International Reply
Coupons, asking for a
response via Air Mail<> . You may write in English.

This request should include the following information :
- Name of person who is the object of request
- Date and place of birth, marriage or death
- Religious affiliation<>

The civil records in the National Archives are arranged chronologically,
by name of town/village and religion, not by individual names. Without
the information mentioned above it will be impossible for them to do any
genealogical research. However, they do stress that the civil records
are incomplete, and many documents are missing for long time periods. <>

For fuller information about the holdings of the Romanian archives
please see the chapter on Romania, in the "Avotaynu Guide to Jewish
Genealogy" by Sack & Mokotoff.

Should you decide to write we would appreciate hearing back >from you as
to the responses that you receive.

MORE NEWS!

We have just received >from the LDS 23 more CD-ROM containing vital
records >from Kishinev, and also Herta (Dorohoi). These records contain
at first glance, the following:

Balti: KIshinev:
Births 14,033 Divorces 885
Deaths 4,197 Marriages 1,708
Marriages 2,347

Bender: Herta:
Births 703 Births & deaths 5,076
Divorces 30
Marriages 95

So you can see that we are going to need many more of you to volunteer, if we are
to get this valuable information online! If you are interested in helping please
contact the Project Coordinator, Robert Wascou at: RobertW252@...
He will be eagerly waiting to hear >from you! Remember this is an all-volunteer
organization. Without your help nothing new will happen.

AND MORE VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!

Your worthy Moderators of the ROM-SIG List have been at the task for 5 years now.
Both Moderate several lists on JewishGen, and are most desirous of finding
replacements for themselves. It is not a difficult job, as ours is not one of the
"busy" lists. JewishGen staff will train you, and the two current Moderators will
stay on board till you are firmly in control. But, it is time for some relief...;-D!
Please let Paula and me know if you are interested.

And finally, JewishGen has told us that we need to have a Research Coordinator!
It is now a requirement for all of the SIGs. It requires someone with good
managerial skills. You do not have to do the work on each project, but the idea is
that there is to be one person who will coordinate with all of the various Project
Coordinators (we will need some of those, too) and be the Liaison person with the
JG staff.

And with all of the new files coming our way at last, we will need Project
Coordinators to direct those volunteers doing the translation, data entry and
validation for each of the new databases. Again, this is matter of record keeping
- who has what, and how long have they had it, etc. Here Robert Wascou can give
you the best input as to what the job entails!

And finally, a plea >from Terry Lasky, the Project Coordinator for the Orhei Yiskor
Book project. They are still in need of funding to get this project finished.
If you feel that you cannot give the time, or have the skills, to work on the
project, your donations to the ROM-SIG Orhei Yiskor book project would be most
gratefully received. Go to:
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/projectdesc/YB_Orhei.html
and read all about this project, and the probable cost! There are 45 of you who
are researching family in Orhei. This will be a memorable book for you all.
Any amount that you can spare will be gratefully appreciated!

All in all, a successful meeting, and busy times coming for us all on ROM-SIG.

Rosanne Leeson
Paula Zieselman
Your Co-Coordinators


Romania SIG #Romania Las Vegas report and important announcements! #romania

Rosanne Leeson <rdleeson@...>
 

Dear Fellow ROM-SIGgers,

For those of you who were not present in Las vegas, here is a summary of
our ROM-SIG meeting there, as well as some important announcements!

We had a good turnout, and enjoyed the Power Point display, and report
of the latest visit to Bukovina by Bruce Reisch, given by Merle Kastner,
as Bruce was unable to come to La Vegas. Many thanks to Merle for an
excellent presentation!

Paula and I were able to update those in attendance on the ongoing
efforts to get the Director General of the National Archives of Romania
to open up their arhcives to individual research. I have been
conducting an intensive letter writing campaign over the last year or
so, with the Human Rights Commission of the EU, the US Embassy, and
other US agencies, guided by the head of the ADL affiliate in Buchrest,
MCA Romania! I have spoken with Radu Ioanid of the USHMM to seek his
advice as to how best to proceed. Finally, after letters to the new
government of Romania I received a message >from Dr. LUNGU, head of the
Archives, which while self-justifying to his superiors, gave the
following advice::

<>The Director General of the Romanian Nataional Archives in Bucharest
states that anyone interested in obtaining copies of civil records >from
Romania should send a request, either by air mail or fax to:
<>Arhivele Nationale
B-dul Regina Elisabeta nr.49
Sector 5
050013 - Bucuresti
ROMANIA
Fax#:( +4021)-312 58 41
Those writing via mail should also enclose 2 International Reply
Coupons, asking for a
response via Air Mail<> . You may write in English.

This request should include the following information :
- Name of person who is the object of request
- Date and place of birth, marriage or death
- Religious affiliation<>

The civil records in the National Archives are arranged chronologically,
by name of town/village and religion, not by individual names. Without
the information mentioned above it will be impossible for them to do any
genealogical research. However, they do stress that the civil records
are incomplete, and many documents are missing for long time periods. <>

For fuller information about the holdings of the Romanian archives
please see the chapter on Romania, in the "Avotaynu Guide to Jewish
Genealogy" by Sack & Mokotoff.

Should you decide to write we would appreciate hearing back >from you as
to the responses that you receive.

MORE NEWS!

We have just received >from the LDS 23 more CD-ROM containing vital
records >from Kishinev, and also Herta (Dorohoi). These records contain
at first glance, the following:

Balti: KIshinev:
Births 14,033 Divorces 885
Deaths 4,197 Marriages 1,708
Marriages 2,347

Bender: Herta:
Births 703 Births & deaths 5,076
Divorces 30
Marriages 95

So you can see that we are going to need many more of you to volunteer, if we are
to get this valuable information online! If you are interested in helping please
contact the Project Coordinator, Robert Wascou at: RobertW252@...
He will be eagerly waiting to hear >from you! Remember this is an all-volunteer
organization. Without your help nothing new will happen.

AND MORE VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!

Your worthy Moderators of the ROM-SIG List have been at the task for 5 years now.
Both Moderate several lists on JewishGen, and are most desirous of finding
replacements for themselves. It is not a difficult job, as ours is not one of the
"busy" lists. JewishGen staff will train you, and the two current Moderators will
stay on board till you are firmly in control. But, it is time for some relief...;-D!
Please let Paula and me know if you are interested.

And finally, JewishGen has told us that we need to have a Research Coordinator!
It is now a requirement for all of the SIGs. It requires someone with good
managerial skills. You do not have to do the work on each project, but the idea is
that there is to be one person who will coordinate with all of the various Project
Coordinators (we will need some of those, too) and be the Liaison person with the
JG staff.

And with all of the new files coming our way at last, we will need Project
Coordinators to direct those volunteers doing the translation, data entry and
validation for each of the new databases. Again, this is matter of record keeping
- who has what, and how long have they had it, etc. Here Robert Wascou can give
you the best input as to what the job entails!

And finally, a plea >from Terry Lasky, the Project Coordinator for the Orhei Yiskor
Book project. They are still in need of funding to get this project finished.
If you feel that you cannot give the time, or have the skills, to work on the
project, your donations to the ROM-SIG Orhei Yiskor book project would be most
gratefully received. Go to:
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/projectdesc/YB_Orhei.html
and read all about this project, and the probable cost! There are 45 of you who
are researching family in Orhei. This will be a memorable book for you all.
Any amount that you can spare will be gratefully appreciated!

All in all, a successful meeting, and busy times coming for us all on ROM-SIG.

Rosanne Leeson
Paula Zieselman
Your Co-Coordinators