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translation of note about Isak Morgenstern #hungary

d pfalzer <d_pfalzer@...>
 

Hi all,

I've had some luck with my Morgernsterns in Murska
Sobota. I have found my gf's birth record and some
siblings.

This note currently posted on viewmate is concerning
his brother Isak -- possibly Isakusz (it is hard to
read the writing -- especially the last three
letters.)

Anyway this is the link to the note:
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/toview.html
or
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate (in the To View
section)

- as file - VM3009

Thank you for your help!

Denise


Change of addresses #hungary

IsraelP <isai8v10@...>
 

I have finally succumbed to the spam and changed my email addresses.

The beginning of Israel@pikholz.org has been replaced by IsraelP and the
beginning of zach4v6@actcom.co.il has been replaced by isai8v10

Please update your address books.

(Yes, I have fixed my subscriptions and my JGFF information. I'm working on the
rest.)

Israel Pickholtz


Hungary SIG #Hungary translation of note about Isak Morgenstern #hungary

d pfalzer <d_pfalzer@...>
 

Hi all,

I've had some luck with my Morgernsterns in Murska
Sobota. I have found my gf's birth record and some
siblings.

This note currently posted on viewmate is concerning
his brother Isak -- possibly Isakusz (it is hard to
read the writing -- especially the last three
letters.)

Anyway this is the link to the note:
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/toview.html
or
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate (in the To View
section)

- as file - VM3009

Thank you for your help!

Denise


Hungary SIG #Hungary Change of addresses #hungary

IsraelP <isai8v10@...>
 

I have finally succumbed to the spam and changed my email addresses.

The beginning of Israel@pikholz.org has been replaced by IsraelP and the
beginning of zach4v6@actcom.co.il has been replaced by isai8v10

Please update your address books.

(Yes, I have fixed my subscriptions and my JGFF information. I'm working on the
rest.)

Israel Pickholtz


Re: The cemetary in LIGONERr, Indiana, USA - ACKERMANN & LOESER #germany

NG <shil_haif@...>
 

I have recently visited friends in Indiana who took me to a small town by
the name of Ligonier.

There is a temple there by the name of AHAVAT SCHOLOM TEMPLE built in 1889
and now is a museum as no Jews live in this town anymore but there was once
a vibrant Jewish community that vanished.

I visited the cemetary and found two graves one near the other with the
following names LOESER and ACKERMAN. This was quite a shock for me as my
research for the origin of the my ACKERMANN family ended at the beginning
of 1800 with the information that the ACKERMANN's were previously LOESER
(or LOSSER or any other form) and that was as far as I got.

If any of the members of the German Jewish sig have any information about
those families in LIGONIER, I would appreciate if you contact me at the
following e-mail: ngillath@hotmail.com

Nurit Gillath Haifa, Israel


German SIG #Germany Re:The cemetary in LIGONERr, Indiana, USA - ACKERMANN & LOESER #germany

NG <shil_haif@...>
 

I have recently visited friends in Indiana who took me to a small town by
the name of Ligonier.

There is a temple there by the name of AHAVAT SCHOLOM TEMPLE built in 1889
and now is a museum as no Jews live in this town anymore but there was once
a vibrant Jewish community that vanished.

I visited the cemetary and found two graves one near the other with the
following names LOESER and ACKERMAN. This was quite a shock for me as my
research for the origin of the my ACKERMANN family ended at the beginning
of 1800 with the information that the ACKERMANN's were previously LOESER
(or LOSSER or any other form) and that was as far as I got.

If any of the members of the German Jewish sig have any information about
those families in LIGONIER, I would appreciate if you contact me at the
following e-mail: ngillath@hotmail.com

Nurit Gillath Haifa, Israel


50 nowolipie #warsaw #poland

daphna brafman <daphnabrafman@...>
 

i have some questions about this address in warszawa- ul. nowolipie
(nowolipje) 50-

1. does this address still exist?
2. if it exists- is the building new or the same that existed before the
destruction of the ghetto?
3. if it exists- is it a residential building or a business?
4. does anyone have a photo of it- before the war and now?

thanks in advance,
daphna brafman
daphnabrafman@hotmail.com

_________________________________________________________________
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Warszawa Research Group #Warsaw #Poland 50 nowolipie #warsaw #poland

daphna brafman <daphnabrafman@...>
 

i have some questions about this address in warszawa- ul. nowolipie
(nowolipje) 50-

1. does this address still exist?
2. if it exists- is the building new or the same that existed before the
destruction of the ghetto?
3. if it exists- is it a residential building or a business?
4. does anyone have a photo of it- before the war and now?

thanks in advance,
daphna brafman
daphnabrafman@hotmail.com

_________________________________________________________________
Help STOP SPAM with the new MSN 8 and get 2 months FREE*
http://join.msn.com/?page=features/junkmail


aerial photographs from World War II #belarus

SelmaN@...
 

In a message dated 10/21/2003 1:43:32 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
belarus@lyris.jewishgen.org writes:
> Does anyone have any aerial maps of Borisov and the
Studianka-Weselowo-Zembin areas taken by the Luftwaffe or know where to obtain them? <
>> I believe the US National Archives has a comprehensive set of such aerial
photographs of Eastern Europe >from World War II. I think they are kept in an
annex... >>
The WW2 aerial photographs are kept at Archives II in College Park, MD.
Look at the NARA website for information about the collections at Archives II.
Aerial maps are kept in the Map Collection of the Library of Congress in
Washington, DC. Look at their website for that information.
Selma Neubauer
Jenkintown, PA USA
- outside Philadelphia -
SelmaN@aol.com


Getting Material to SIG from Israel #belarus

David M. Fox <davefox73@...>
 

If anyone in Israel needs to send me any materials (documents, photos,
microfilms, books, CD.s, etc.) that are not in electronic format, I have a
friend >from my local JGS who will be in Israel and can bring them back for
me:

10/27 to 10/30
Tel Aviv Renaissance Hotel 121 Hayarkon St 03 521 5555

10/31 to 11/5
Jerusalem Inbal Hotel 3 Jabotinsky St 02 6756 6666

11/6 to 11/9
Herzliya Sharon Hotel Ramat Yam 5 09 952 5777

If you have anything to send to me, please let me know and I will provide my
friend's name via private email.

Thanks,

Dave
--
David Fox
Mail to: davefox@jewishgen.org
Belarus SIG Coordinator
Arnold, MD USA
http://www.jewishgen.org/belarus


Belarus SIG #Belarus aerial photographs from World War II #belarus

SelmaN@...
 

In a message dated 10/21/2003 1:43:32 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
belarus@lyris.jewishgen.org writes:
> Does anyone have any aerial maps of Borisov and the
Studianka-Weselowo-Zembin areas taken by the Luftwaffe or know where to obtain them? <
>> I believe the US National Archives has a comprehensive set of such aerial
photographs of Eastern Europe >from World War II. I think they are kept in an
annex... >>
The WW2 aerial photographs are kept at Archives II in College Park, MD.
Look at the NARA website for information about the collections at Archives II.
Aerial maps are kept in the Map Collection of the Library of Congress in
Washington, DC. Look at their website for that information.
Selma Neubauer
Jenkintown, PA USA
- outside Philadelphia -
SelmaN@aol.com


Belarus SIG #Belarus Getting Material to SIG from Israel #belarus

David M. Fox <davefox73@...>
 

If anyone in Israel needs to send me any materials (documents, photos,
microfilms, books, CD.s, etc.) that are not in electronic format, I have a
friend >from my local JGS who will be in Israel and can bring them back for
me:

10/27 to 10/30
Tel Aviv Renaissance Hotel 121 Hayarkon St 03 521 5555

10/31 to 11/5
Jerusalem Inbal Hotel 3 Jabotinsky St 02 6756 6666

11/6 to 11/9
Herzliya Sharon Hotel Ramat Yam 5 09 952 5777

If you have anything to send to me, please let me know and I will provide my
friend's name via private email.

Thanks,

Dave
--
David Fox
Mail to: davefox@jewishgen.org
Belarus SIG Coordinator
Arnold, MD USA
http://www.jewishgen.org/belarus


Ordering Records from Polish State Archives -- Expansion of JRI-Poland's New System #galicia

Mark Halpern <willie46@...>
 

Jewish Records Indexing - Poland is very pleased to announce that
agreement has been reached with the Polish State Archives (PSA)
to extend the new online order processing system - the "Shopping
Basket System" - to thirteen additional Archives and their
branches effective on November 4, 2003.

Since late last year, the JRI-Poland Order Processing Center has
worked with the State Archives in Bialystok and its Lomza branch
testing a Shopping Basket system for ordering copies of vital
records indexed by JRI-Poland/PSA Projects. This pilot project
has been very successful and the system will now be expanded to
the following Archives and their branches.

AGAD - Central Archive of Historical Records
Bialystok
Lomza Branch
Czestochowa
Kalisz
Krakow
Lublin
Lodz
Poznan
Przemysl
Rzeszow
Siedlce
Suwalki
Warsaw
Grodzisk Mazowiecki Branch
Gora Kalwaria Branch
Lowicz Branch
Mlawa Branch
Pultusk Branch
Zamosc

We expect that the remaining Archives and branches, not part of
the Shopping Basket system as of November 4, 2003, will be added
in early 2004. This includes Kielce and its Pinczow, Sandomierz
and Starachowice branches, Piotrkow Trybunalski and its Tomaszow
Mazowiecki branch, Plock and its Leczycz branch, Radom, and Torun
and its Wloclawek branch.

The system allows researchers to create a "Shopping Basket" for
copies of records to order by clicking on index entries in the
results webpage of a JRI-Poland database search. Orders can be
saved and subsequently amended, modified, or deleted. When a
researcher is ready to order, payment can be made by credit card
(Visa or MasterCard) or US Dollar check or money order. There is
absolutely no danger that an order can be mistakenly placed while
online. At this time, researchers must mail in their order and
payment for the order to become official.

A Step-by-Step Tutorial of the system can be found at
http://www.jewishgen.org/jri-pl/psa/psabasketinst.htm.

Each record ordered will cost the researcher $10. However, there
is a minimum charge per branch of $15. (Therefore, if you order
one record >from Lodz and one >from Pultusk, the total charge will
be $30.) JRI-Poland will receive researcher payments and arrange
for periodic bank transfers in Polish currency to each Polish
Archive branch.

Here are a few of the major features of the Shopping Basket
system:

* Records of interest are selected online, creating an order. You
simply point and click on the desired record index and it is
added to your shopping basket. This only applies to records
indexed as part of a PSA project. Records indexed >from LDS
microfilms will not be clickable and cannot be ordered using this
system.

* Your shopping basket can include orders >from more than one PSA
Archive or branch. Separate orders are automatically created for
each branch.

* Researchers print and snail mail orders and payment to the
JRI-Poland PSA Order Processing Center in Merion Station,
Pennsylvania, USA. A printable form for credit card payment can
be accessed by clicking a link on the Order Form.

* The Order Processing Center electronically transmits the
order(s) to the Archive(s). Within 30 days each Archive will send
copies by registered or priority airmail directly to the
researcher.

If you previously ordered records >from the AGAD Archives through
the JRI-Poland AGAD Order Center, you will now be using the
Shopping Basket System. All AGAD orders sent to the AGAD Order
Center and postmarked November 3, 2003 or before will be
processed by the AGAD Order Center. Orders postmarked November 4,
2003 or later will be returned to the researcher for submission
to the JRI-Poland PSA Order Processing Center using the Shopping
Basket system.

The current "Request for Quotation" system will be eliminated as
of November 4, 2003. Actually, we suggest that researchers cease
use of the Request for Quotation system immediately. The
objective of JRI-Poland and PSA is to have only one ordering
system that works efficiently for researchers. However, some of
the Archives and branches are not ready to join the shopping
basket system on November 4, 2003. These Archives and branches
will be added to the shopping basket system as soon as practical.
Please be patient and hold your orders for these Archives and
branches until you see the announcement in this forum pertaining
to that branch.

We at JRI-Poland are excited to introduce this user-friendly
system and we thank the management of the Polish State Archives
and their branches for their cooperation and their enthusiastic
role in the development of this system.

Our appreciation is also extended to our many volunteers who have
helped make the JRI-Poland / PSA project a success and to all the
researchers whose generosity has made possible the remarkable
growth of our database.

All of us at JRI-Poland wish you continued success in your
research. We hope the use of the Shopping Basket system will lead
to many exciting discoveries in the future.

On behalf of the Board of Directors,

Mark Halpern
Director, PSA Order Processing Center


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Ordering Records from Polish State Archives -- Expansion of JRI-Poland's New System #galicia

Mark Halpern <willie46@...>
 

Jewish Records Indexing - Poland is very pleased to announce that
agreement has been reached with the Polish State Archives (PSA)
to extend the new online order processing system - the "Shopping
Basket System" - to thirteen additional Archives and their
branches effective on November 4, 2003.

Since late last year, the JRI-Poland Order Processing Center has
worked with the State Archives in Bialystok and its Lomza branch
testing a Shopping Basket system for ordering copies of vital
records indexed by JRI-Poland/PSA Projects. This pilot project
has been very successful and the system will now be expanded to
the following Archives and their branches.

AGAD - Central Archive of Historical Records
Bialystok
Lomza Branch
Czestochowa
Kalisz
Krakow
Lublin
Lodz
Poznan
Przemysl
Rzeszow
Siedlce
Suwalki
Warsaw
Grodzisk Mazowiecki Branch
Gora Kalwaria Branch
Lowicz Branch
Mlawa Branch
Pultusk Branch
Zamosc

We expect that the remaining Archives and branches, not part of
the Shopping Basket system as of November 4, 2003, will be added
in early 2004. This includes Kielce and its Pinczow, Sandomierz
and Starachowice branches, Piotrkow Trybunalski and its Tomaszow
Mazowiecki branch, Plock and its Leczycz branch, Radom, and Torun
and its Wloclawek branch.

The system allows researchers to create a "Shopping Basket" for
copies of records to order by clicking on index entries in the
results webpage of a JRI-Poland database search. Orders can be
saved and subsequently amended, modified, or deleted. When a
researcher is ready to order, payment can be made by credit card
(Visa or MasterCard) or US Dollar check or money order. There is
absolutely no danger that an order can be mistakenly placed while
online. At this time, researchers must mail in their order and
payment for the order to become official.

A Step-by-Step Tutorial of the system can be found at
http://www.jewishgen.org/jri-pl/psa/psabasketinst.htm.

Each record ordered will cost the researcher $10. However, there
is a minimum charge per branch of $15. (Therefore, if you order
one record >from Lodz and one >from Pultusk, the total charge will
be $30.) JRI-Poland will receive researcher payments and arrange
for periodic bank transfers in Polish currency to each Polish
Archive branch.

Here are a few of the major features of the Shopping Basket
system:

* Records of interest are selected online, creating an order. You
simply point and click on the desired record index and it is
added to your shopping basket. This only applies to records
indexed as part of a PSA project. Records indexed >from LDS
microfilms will not be clickable and cannot be ordered using this
system.

* Your shopping basket can include orders >from more than one PSA
Archive or branch. Separate orders are automatically created for
each branch.

* Researchers print and snail mail orders and payment to the
JRI-Poland PSA Order Processing Center in Merion Station,
Pennsylvania, USA. A printable form for credit card payment can
be accessed by clicking a link on the Order Form.

* The Order Processing Center electronically transmits the
order(s) to the Archive(s). Within 30 days each Archive will send
copies by registered or priority airmail directly to the
researcher.

If you previously ordered records >from the AGAD Archives through
the JRI-Poland AGAD Order Center, you will now be using the
Shopping Basket System. All AGAD orders sent to the AGAD Order
Center and postmarked November 3, 2003 or before will be
processed by the AGAD Order Center. Orders postmarked November 4,
2003 or later will be returned to the researcher for submission
to the JRI-Poland PSA Order Processing Center using the Shopping
Basket system.

The current "Request for Quotation" system will be eliminated as
of November 4, 2003. Actually, we suggest that researchers cease
use of the Request for Quotation system immediately. The
objective of JRI-Poland and PSA is to have only one ordering
system that works efficiently for researchers. However, some of
the Archives and branches are not ready to join the shopping
basket system on November 4, 2003. These Archives and branches
will be added to the shopping basket system as soon as practical.
Please be patient and hold your orders for these Archives and
branches until you see the announcement in this forum pertaining
to that branch.

We at JRI-Poland are excited to introduce this user-friendly
system and we thank the management of the Polish State Archives
and their branches for their cooperation and their enthusiastic
role in the development of this system.

Our appreciation is also extended to our many volunteers who have
helped make the JRI-Poland / PSA project a success and to all the
researchers whose generosity has made possible the remarkable
growth of our database.

All of us at JRI-Poland wish you continued success in your
research. We hope the use of the Shopping Basket system will lead
to many exciting discoveries in the future.

On behalf of the Board of Directors,

Mark Halpern
Director, PSA Order Processing Center


List of Jewish families in Brzesko,Galicia #galicia

Abuwasta Abuwasta
 

Dear Genners and Galicianers,

I decided to compose a list of all the Jewish surnames
in Brzesko(Briegel),Galicia.Though I do not have the
exact matrix required by the diffrent JG research
groups I believe the task of just listing them is a
simple one and later on, someone better computer savvy
than myself, will be able to put it in the proper
form.

The Jewish population of Brzesko until 1939 was around
2,500-3,000 people.Considering that an average family
was composed of around 7 members(parents +5
children)we may assume that there were about 500-600
Jewish households.Since each of the parents came more
or less >from the same size of family(one of 5-6
sibblings) we may assume again that we have a stock of
about 100 surnames.I know that it looks like a
shoemaker's account but I'll give it a try.

I intend to extract the information >from the 1929
Polish Business Directory,the 1891 Galicia Business
Directory,EIDB,JGFF, Yad Vashem,Auschwitz listings
,Brzesko's survivors and personal knowledge.
Please email me privately surnames which you know
beyond those in the Business directories,EIDB,JGFF.

Thanks
Jacob Rosen
Jerusalem


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia List of Jewish families in Brzesko,Galicia #galicia

Abuwasta Abuwasta
 

Dear Genners and Galicianers,

I decided to compose a list of all the Jewish surnames
in Brzesko(Briegel),Galicia.Though I do not have the
exact matrix required by the diffrent JG research
groups I believe the task of just listing them is a
simple one and later on, someone better computer savvy
than myself, will be able to put it in the proper
form.

The Jewish population of Brzesko until 1939 was around
2,500-3,000 people.Considering that an average family
was composed of around 7 members(parents +5
children)we may assume that there were about 500-600
Jewish households.Since each of the parents came more
or less >from the same size of family(one of 5-6
sibblings) we may assume again that we have a stock of
about 100 surnames.I know that it looks like a
shoemaker's account but I'll give it a try.

I intend to extract the information >from the 1929
Polish Business Directory,the 1891 Galicia Business
Directory,EIDB,JGFF, Yad Vashem,Auschwitz listings
,Brzesko's survivors and personal knowledge.
Please email me privately surnames which you know
beyond those in the Business directories,EIDB,JGFF.

Thanks
Jacob Rosen
Jerusalem


Name change questions #poland

Ligedit@...
 

My great-great uncle came to the United States as
GERSHON SEDLETSKY >from Bialystok but soon changed his first name to HARRIS. Are these two names connected somehow? Also, his one brother, SAMUEL SEDLETSKY, changed his last name to BLOCK after living in England for awhile, and his other brother, JACOB HENRY SEDLETSKY,(my great grandfather) changed his last name to FRIEDMAN. The story is that Henry rented a shoe repair shop with a sign that read Friedman (the previous owner.) Since everyone assumed he was Mr. Friedman, he changed his name instead of the sign.
Linda Gilboord


BialyGen: Bialystok Region #Bialystok #Poland Name change questions #poland

Ligedit@...
 

My great-great uncle came to the United States as
GERSHON SEDLETSKY >from Bialystok but soon changed his first name to HARRIS. Are these two names connected somehow? Also, his one brother, SAMUEL SEDLETSKY, changed his last name to BLOCK after living in England for awhile, and his other brother, JACOB HENRY SEDLETSKY,(my great grandfather) changed his last name to FRIEDMAN. The story is that Henry rented a shoe repair shop with a sign that read Friedman (the previous owner.) Since everyone assumed he was Mr. Friedman, he changed his name instead of the sign.
Linda Gilboord


Ordering Records from Polish State Archives -- Expansion of JRI-Poland's New System #poland

Mark Halpern <willie46@...>
 

Jewish Records Indexing - Poland is very pleased to announce that
agreement has been reached with the Polish State Archives (PSA)
to extend the new online order processing system - the "Shopping
Basket System" - to thirteen additional Archives and their
branches effective on November 4, 2003.

Since late last year, the JRI-Poland Order Processing Center has
worked with the State Archives in Bialystok and its Lomza branch
testing a Shopping Basket system for ordering copies of vital
records indexed by JRI-Poland/PSA Projects. This pilot project
has been very successful and the system will now be expanded to
the following Archives and their branches.

AGAD - Central Archive of Historical Records
Bialystok
Lomza Branch
Czestochowa
Kalisz
Krakow
Lublin
Lodz
Poznan
Przemysl
Rzeszow
Siedlce
Suwalki
Warsaw
Grodzisk Mazowiecki Branch
Gora Kalwaria Branch
Lowicz Branch
Mlawa Branch
Pultusk Branch
Zamosc

We expect that the remaining Archives and branches, not part of
the Shopping Basket system as of November 4, 2003, will be added
in early 2004. This includes Kielce and its Pinczow, Sandomierz
and Starachowice branches, Piotrkow Trybunalski and its Tomaszow
Mazowiecki branch, Plock and its Leczycz branch, Radom, and Torun
and its Wloclawek branch.

The system allows researchers to create a "Shopping Basket" for
copies of records to order by clicking on index entries in the
results webpage of a JRI-Poland database search. Orders can be
saved and subsequently amended, modified, or deleted. When a
researcher is ready to order, payment can be made by credit card
(Visa or MasterCard) or US Dollar check or money order. There is
absolutely no danger that an order can be mistakenly placed while
online. At this time, researchers must mail in their order and
payment for the order to become official.

A Step-by-Step Tutorial of the system can be found at
http://www.jewishgen.org/jri-pl/psa/psabasketinst.htm.

Each record ordered will cost the researcher $10. However, there
is a minimum charge per branch of $15. (Therefore, if you order
one record >from Lodz and one >from Pultusk, the total charge will
be $30.) JRI-Poland will receive researcher payments and arrange
for periodic bank transfers in Polish currency to each Polish
Archive branch.

Here are a few of the major features of the Shopping Basket
system:

* Records of interest are selected online, creating an order. You
simply point and click on the desired record index and it is
added to your shopping basket. This only applies to records
indexed as part of a PSA project. Records indexed >from LDS
microfilms will not be clickable and cannot be ordered using this
system.

* Your shopping basket can include orders >from more than one PSA
Archive or branch. Separate orders are automatically created for
each branch.

* Researchers print and snail mail orders and payment to the
JRI-Poland PSA Order Processing Center in Merion Station,
Pennsylvania, USA. A printable form for credit card payment can
be accessed by clicking a link on the Order Form.

* The Order Processing Center electronically transmits the
order(s) to the Archive(s). Within 30 days each Archive will send
copies by registered or priority airmail directly to the
researcher.

If you previously ordered records >from the AGAD Archives through
the JRI-Poland AGAD Order Center, you will now be using the
Shopping Basket System. All AGAD orders sent to the AGAD Order
Center and postmarked November 3, 2003 or before will be
processed by the AGAD Order Center. Orders postmarked November 4,
2003 or later will be returned to the researcher for submission
to the JRI-Poland PSA Order Processing Center using the Shopping
Basket system.

The current "Request for Quotation" system will be eliminated as
of November 4, 2003. Actually, we suggest that researchers cease
use of the Request for Quotation system immediately. The
objective of JRI-Poland and PSA is to have only one ordering
system that works efficiently for researchers. However, some of
the Archives and branches are not ready to join the shopping
basket system on November 4, 2003. These Archives and branches
will be added to the shopping basket system as soon as practical.
Please be patient and hold your orders for these Archives and
branches until you see the announcement in this forum pertaining
to that branch.

We at JRI-Poland are excited to introduce this user-friendly
system and we thank the management of the Polish State Archives
and their branches for their cooperation and their enthusiastic
role in the development of this system.

Our appreciation is also extended to our many volunteers who have
helped make the JRI-Poland / PSA project a success and to all the
researchers whose generosity has made possible the remarkable
growth of our database.

All of us at JRI-Poland wish you continued success in your
research. We hope the use of the Shopping Basket system will lead
to many exciting discoveries in the future.

On behalf of the Board of Directors,

Mark Halpern
Director, PSA Order Processing Center


BialyGen: Bialystok Region #Bialystok #Poland Ordering Records from Polish State Archives -- Expansion of JRI-Poland's New System #poland

Mark Halpern <willie46@...>
 

Jewish Records Indexing - Poland is very pleased to announce that
agreement has been reached with the Polish State Archives (PSA)
to extend the new online order processing system - the "Shopping
Basket System" - to thirteen additional Archives and their
branches effective on November 4, 2003.

Since late last year, the JRI-Poland Order Processing Center has
worked with the State Archives in Bialystok and its Lomza branch
testing a Shopping Basket system for ordering copies of vital
records indexed by JRI-Poland/PSA Projects. This pilot project
has been very successful and the system will now be expanded to
the following Archives and their branches.

AGAD - Central Archive of Historical Records
Bialystok
Lomza Branch
Czestochowa
Kalisz
Krakow
Lublin
Lodz
Poznan
Przemysl
Rzeszow
Siedlce
Suwalki
Warsaw
Grodzisk Mazowiecki Branch
Gora Kalwaria Branch
Lowicz Branch
Mlawa Branch
Pultusk Branch
Zamosc

We expect that the remaining Archives and branches, not part of
the Shopping Basket system as of November 4, 2003, will be added
in early 2004. This includes Kielce and its Pinczow, Sandomierz
and Starachowice branches, Piotrkow Trybunalski and its Tomaszow
Mazowiecki branch, Plock and its Leczycz branch, Radom, and Torun
and its Wloclawek branch.

The system allows researchers to create a "Shopping Basket" for
copies of records to order by clicking on index entries in the
results webpage of a JRI-Poland database search. Orders can be
saved and subsequently amended, modified, or deleted. When a
researcher is ready to order, payment can be made by credit card
(Visa or MasterCard) or US Dollar check or money order. There is
absolutely no danger that an order can be mistakenly placed while
online. At this time, researchers must mail in their order and
payment for the order to become official.

A Step-by-Step Tutorial of the system can be found at
http://www.jewishgen.org/jri-pl/psa/psabasketinst.htm.

Each record ordered will cost the researcher $10. However, there
is a minimum charge per branch of $15. (Therefore, if you order
one record >from Lodz and one >from Pultusk, the total charge will
be $30.) JRI-Poland will receive researcher payments and arrange
for periodic bank transfers in Polish currency to each Polish
Archive branch.

Here are a few of the major features of the Shopping Basket
system:

* Records of interest are selected online, creating an order. You
simply point and click on the desired record index and it is
added to your shopping basket. This only applies to records
indexed as part of a PSA project. Records indexed >from LDS
microfilms will not be clickable and cannot be ordered using this
system.

* Your shopping basket can include orders >from more than one PSA
Archive or branch. Separate orders are automatically created for
each branch.

* Researchers print and snail mail orders and payment to the
JRI-Poland PSA Order Processing Center in Merion Station,
Pennsylvania, USA. A printable form for credit card payment can
be accessed by clicking a link on the Order Form.

* The Order Processing Center electronically transmits the
order(s) to the Archive(s). Within 30 days each Archive will send
copies by registered or priority airmail directly to the
researcher.

If you previously ordered records >from the AGAD Archives through
the JRI-Poland AGAD Order Center, you will now be using the
Shopping Basket System. All AGAD orders sent to the AGAD Order
Center and postmarked November 3, 2003 or before will be
processed by the AGAD Order Center. Orders postmarked November 4,
2003 or later will be returned to the researcher for submission
to the JRI-Poland PSA Order Processing Center using the Shopping
Basket system.

The current "Request for Quotation" system will be eliminated as
of November 4, 2003. Actually, we suggest that researchers cease
use of the Request for Quotation system immediately. The
objective of JRI-Poland and PSA is to have only one ordering
system that works efficiently for researchers. However, some of
the Archives and branches are not ready to join the shopping
basket system on November 4, 2003. These Archives and branches
will be added to the shopping basket system as soon as practical.
Please be patient and hold your orders for these Archives and
branches until you see the announcement in this forum pertaining
to that branch.

We at JRI-Poland are excited to introduce this user-friendly
system and we thank the management of the Polish State Archives
and their branches for their cooperation and their enthusiastic
role in the development of this system.

Our appreciation is also extended to our many volunteers who have
helped make the JRI-Poland / PSA project a success and to all the
researchers whose generosity has made possible the remarkable
growth of our database.

All of us at JRI-Poland wish you continued success in your
research. We hope the use of the Shopping Basket system will lead
to many exciting discoveries in the future.

On behalf of the Board of Directors,

Mark Halpern
Director, PSA Order Processing Center