Date   

JRI-Poland AGAD Project -- Important Announcement #galicia

Willie46@...
 

Two months ago, Jewish Records Indexing - Poland announced a temporary
suspension of 'record copy' service by the AGAD Branch of the Polish State
Archives.

The good news is that the suspension has been lifted and you can order copies
of AGAD town records you find in the JRI-Poland database, effective
immediately.

For those who may not be aware of this project, it encompasses the indexing
of all vital records housed in the AGAD Archives in Warsaw. AGAD has
registers for 82 towns currently in Ukraine but formerly in the Eastern part
of Galicia. Please refer to the AGAD web page for further information <
http://www.jewishgen.org/jri-pl/agad/ >.

The AGAD Archives was overwhelmed by the high demand for copies of records
identified through the JRI-Poland project. It became apparent that new
administrative processes would have to be developed and instituted. As a
result, JRI-Poland and AGAD have agreed to the following INTERIM procedures.
JRI-Poland has established an AGAD Order Processing Center in the US to
process all orders. You will send your orders to this Processing Center along
with full payment. Each record will cost $11. The additional $1 will pay for
the Processing Center's out-of-pocket costs. Please read the SPECIAL INTERIM
INSTRUCTIONS that are linked to the search results for more detailed
information.

For those researchers who had previously sent order forms to the AGAD
Archives, those orders are now being processed and copies should be arriving
soon.

I will provide a skeletal outline of that process. Please be sure to
thoroughly read all instructions that follow any JRI-Poland search results
pertaining to records >from towns in the AGAD Project. Currently the only AGAD
towns with records in the JRI-Poland database are Kozowa, Tarnopol, and
Trembowla.

1. The page with the results of your search of the database will include a
hyperlink that leads you to a "Special Search Results" message. Please read
this.
2. Click on the hyperlink "special interim instructions" and read that
document.
3. Click on the hyperlink "order form" and that form will appear.
4. Complete the form and make sure the information is correct. Please
include your e-mail address and home phone number in case we need it.
5. Click on the button "Create Order Form."
6. Mail the order form to AGAD Order Processing at the address on the top of
the order.
7. Include the payment as shown at the bottom of the form. For this AGAD
Interim Process only, we can only accept US$ personal checks written on US
banks or International Money Orders denominated in US$.

We regret that the ordering process had to be suspended for the last two
months. In the interim, indexing has continued in Warsaw. More indices will
be added in the near future and this project, with your help, will continue
until all 82 towns with more than two million record indices are online.

For information on the status of Tarnopol area project, please see the status
report at <http://www.jewishgen.org/JRI-PL/psa/psastat1.htm#agad>.

I hope you all have great success in your search.

Mark Halpern
AGAD Tarnopol Area Coordinator
JRI-Poland


Re: agad #galicia

Peter Jassem <jassep@...>
 

Gayle Riley <key2pst@pacbell.net> wrote:
I can not remember nor can I find in my books and papers..what does AGAD
stand for?
Gayle
It stands for Archiwum Glowne Akt Dawnych (in Warsaw).
[Eng.: Central Archive of Old Files]

Peter Jassem
Toronto, Ontario
jassep@tdbank.ca


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia JRI-Poland AGAD Project -- Important Announcement #galicia

Willie46@...
 

Two months ago, Jewish Records Indexing - Poland announced a temporary
suspension of 'record copy' service by the AGAD Branch of the Polish State
Archives.

The good news is that the suspension has been lifted and you can order copies
of AGAD town records you find in the JRI-Poland database, effective
immediately.

For those who may not be aware of this project, it encompasses the indexing
of all vital records housed in the AGAD Archives in Warsaw. AGAD has
registers for 82 towns currently in Ukraine but formerly in the Eastern part
of Galicia. Please refer to the AGAD web page for further information <
http://www.jewishgen.org/jri-pl/agad/ >.

The AGAD Archives was overwhelmed by the high demand for copies of records
identified through the JRI-Poland project. It became apparent that new
administrative processes would have to be developed and instituted. As a
result, JRI-Poland and AGAD have agreed to the following INTERIM procedures.
JRI-Poland has established an AGAD Order Processing Center in the US to
process all orders. You will send your orders to this Processing Center along
with full payment. Each record will cost $11. The additional $1 will pay for
the Processing Center's out-of-pocket costs. Please read the SPECIAL INTERIM
INSTRUCTIONS that are linked to the search results for more detailed
information.

For those researchers who had previously sent order forms to the AGAD
Archives, those orders are now being processed and copies should be arriving
soon.

I will provide a skeletal outline of that process. Please be sure to
thoroughly read all instructions that follow any JRI-Poland search results
pertaining to records >from towns in the AGAD Project. Currently the only AGAD
towns with records in the JRI-Poland database are Kozowa, Tarnopol, and
Trembowla.

1. The page with the results of your search of the database will include a
hyperlink that leads you to a "Special Search Results" message. Please read
this.
2. Click on the hyperlink "special interim instructions" and read that
document.
3. Click on the hyperlink "order form" and that form will appear.
4. Complete the form and make sure the information is correct. Please
include your e-mail address and home phone number in case we need it.
5. Click on the button "Create Order Form."
6. Mail the order form to AGAD Order Processing at the address on the top of
the order.
7. Include the payment as shown at the bottom of the form. For this AGAD
Interim Process only, we can only accept US$ personal checks written on US
banks or International Money Orders denominated in US$.

We regret that the ordering process had to be suspended for the last two
months. In the interim, indexing has continued in Warsaw. More indices will
be added in the near future and this project, with your help, will continue
until all 82 towns with more than two million record indices are online.

For information on the status of Tarnopol area project, please see the status
report at <http://www.jewishgen.org/JRI-PL/psa/psastat1.htm#agad>.

I hope you all have great success in your search.

Mark Halpern
AGAD Tarnopol Area Coordinator
JRI-Poland


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Re: agad #galicia

Peter Jassem <jassep@...>
 

Gayle Riley <key2pst@pacbell.net> wrote:
I can not remember nor can I find in my books and papers..what does AGAD
stand for?
Gayle
It stands for Archiwum Glowne Akt Dawnych (in Warsaw).
[Eng.: Central Archive of Old Files]

Peter Jassem
Toronto, Ontario
jassep@tdbank.ca


Welcome to Estelle: our new Kiev Research Coordinator! #ukraine

haflo <haflo@...>
 

I'm thrilled to announce that we have another "chief" to grace our Ukraine
SIG! [qv: my message of Jan. 27th re "A Thousand Points of Light" - "foot
soldiers & chiefs"]

A very big & grateful welcome to our newest volunteer, Estelle Nemoy, who
has undertaken to coordinate projects for our Kiev Research Group. All of
you who are interested in Kiev information will soon be seeing requests for
assistance in transliteration & data entry. There's lot of material
available on this province, so if you will step forward & volunteer to be
on Estelle's team, you should soon be making rapid inroads. Please contact
Estelle at <ENemoy@aol.com>, & offer your talents, project ideas, & leads.

It makes me wonder which gubernia will be the first to unveil its
Geographical Dictionary! :-)

That leaves Kharkov, Kherson & Volhynia unattended. **There's also an
opening for the Taurida (Crimea) province which I inadvertently omitted
yesterday.** Have we others "chiefs" to mind the stores? To volunteer as a
coordinator, you can contact me [Florence] at <haflo@cadvision>.

It's uplifting to know the JGen spirit is out there. Thanks, Estelle, for
coming through for all us!!

Florence Elman
(U SIG Coordinator)


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Welcome to Estelle: our new Kiev Research Coordinator! #ukraine

haflo <haflo@...>
 

I'm thrilled to announce that we have another "chief" to grace our Ukraine
SIG! [qv: my message of Jan. 27th re "A Thousand Points of Light" - "foot
soldiers & chiefs"]

A very big & grateful welcome to our newest volunteer, Estelle Nemoy, who
has undertaken to coordinate projects for our Kiev Research Group. All of
you who are interested in Kiev information will soon be seeing requests for
assistance in transliteration & data entry. There's lot of material
available on this province, so if you will step forward & volunteer to be
on Estelle's team, you should soon be making rapid inroads. Please contact
Estelle at <ENemoy@aol.com>, & offer your talents, project ideas, & leads.

It makes me wonder which gubernia will be the first to unveil its
Geographical Dictionary! :-)

That leaves Kharkov, Kherson & Volhynia unattended. **There's also an
opening for the Taurida (Crimea) province which I inadvertently omitted
yesterday.** Have we others "chiefs" to mind the stores? To volunteer as a
coordinator, you can contact me [Florence] at <haflo@cadvision>.

It's uplifting to know the JGen spirit is out there. Thanks, Estelle, for
coming through for all us!!

Florence Elman
(U SIG Coordinator)


Names discrepency #poland

Micah Males <mmm@...>
 

I have found the JRI databases a very valuable resource for researching
family members >from Warsaw, Poland. There is something I can't figure out &
was wondering if anyone out there had any ideas.

My last name "Males" is actually an American permutation according to my
family. I am in possession of my great-grandfather's naturalization papers
where he is clearly referred to as "Sam Malis" >from Warsaw, Poland. As he
was running >from the Russian Czar's army, plus a little bit of legend, the
family name here in America became Males. However, while doing database
searches both names return, Males and Malis. Can I assume these are the same
families, albeit with a different pronunciation or were there in fact 2
distinct families living in Warsaw?

This comes into play because I know that my great-great grandfather was
Isaac Males/Malis and one Isaac Males shows up in the JRI database for the
Warsaw Cemetery. I am wondering if I can be sure this is in fact my
great-great-grandfather (and then based on the tombstone ascertain whom my
great-great-great-grandfather was). Any ideas or comments? Thanks.

Micah Males, Head Setup Developer
VASCO Data Security
6000 Reistertown Road, Suite #606
Baltimore, MD 21208
phone (410-653-0700 (x128)
FAX (410-653-5230
* mmm@vasco.com
http://www.vasco.com


Przemsyl records on JRI #poland

IsraelP <zach4v6@...>
 

Can someone tell me what is the status of Przemsyl records on JRI?
I am trying to find the surnames MORITZ and BERNSTEIN and neither
shows up. Perhaps Przemsyl is not included in JRI?

Israel Pickholtz


JRI Poland #Poland Names discrepency #poland

Micah Males <mmm@...>
 

I have found the JRI databases a very valuable resource for researching
family members >from Warsaw, Poland. There is something I can't figure out &
was wondering if anyone out there had any ideas.

My last name "Males" is actually an American permutation according to my
family. I am in possession of my great-grandfather's naturalization papers
where he is clearly referred to as "Sam Malis" >from Warsaw, Poland. As he
was running >from the Russian Czar's army, plus a little bit of legend, the
family name here in America became Males. However, while doing database
searches both names return, Males and Malis. Can I assume these are the same
families, albeit with a different pronunciation or were there in fact 2
distinct families living in Warsaw?

This comes into play because I know that my great-great grandfather was
Isaac Males/Malis and one Isaac Males shows up in the JRI database for the
Warsaw Cemetery. I am wondering if I can be sure this is in fact my
great-great-grandfather (and then based on the tombstone ascertain whom my
great-great-great-grandfather was). Any ideas or comments? Thanks.

Micah Males, Head Setup Developer
VASCO Data Security
6000 Reistertown Road, Suite #606
Baltimore, MD 21208
phone (410-653-0700 (x128)
FAX (410-653-5230
* mmm@vasco.com
http://www.vasco.com


JRI Poland #Poland Przemsyl records on JRI #poland

IsraelP <zach4v6@...>
 

Can someone tell me what is the status of Przemsyl records on JRI?
I am trying to find the surnames MORITZ and BERNSTEIN and neither
shows up. Perhaps Przemsyl is not included in JRI?

Israel Pickholtz


WARTA #poland

madeleine
 

LODZ PSA PROJECT

Late 19th Century Records WARTA have been indexed; you have a unique
opportunity to help

Late 19th Century Records For WARTA
Making it accessible - on-line.
It's happening now

Dear Friends of WARTA,

Many of us researching our ancestors >from Poland have found valuable
information in the microfilms of the LDS Family History Centers. For the last
several years, this effort has gained momentum because more than 900,000 of
the records in the LDS collection have been indexed and are available on the
Internet through the searchable database of Jewish Records Indexing- Poland
(http://www.jewishgen/JRI-PL). The indexes themselves provide valuable
genealogical data and enable one to zero in on specific documents for further
research.

The LDS films for WARTA end in 1858, just before we get to the records for
the people we know through family stories or contemporary records.

But now, indexes to Polish-Jewish records for the years not filmed by the
Mormons - (1857, 1871-1875, 1877-1882, 1884-1898) - have been indexed and are
in the process of addition to the Jewish Records-Indexing -Poland database
under a groundbreaking agreement between JRI-Poland and the Polish State
Archives (PSA). For information about the PSA project see:
http://www.jewishgen.org/JRI-PL/psa/psastat.htm

The budget for indexing the WARTA records is $579.80. We have already raised
$125.00. That leaves $454.80 still to be raised. As you can see, we have a
long way to go to reach our goal and we need everyone's help to make it
happen! Whatever you can contribute will be very much appreciated and will
help bring us closer to our goal.

All individuals (or families) who are able to contribute $50 or more to this
effort will receive the complete database as an Excel file for your personal
research now that the translation and transcription is completed.

Not only will this enable you to see the information well in advance of its
general availability in the JRI-Poland Searchable Database, it will enable
you to look at all the records >from WARTA at once, and perhaps find a family
name whose connection you had forgotten, or to work with the data (for
example, sorting by first name) to search for a great-grandmother's elusive
maiden name.

The Lodz branch archives has extensive records for the city of WARTA and
approximately 50 towns in the area. The list of towns whose partial, or
complete, records are contained in the Lodz branch archive may be seen at
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/Lodz/lds.htm

This means that now that the indexes are completed for WARTA, this new
material will finally allow you to expand your research into a time period
that has been elusive and beyond your reach.

In most cases this period -(1857, 1871-1875, 1877-1882, 1884-1898)- is the
missing link in our genealogical chain - the time when our grandparents and
their sisters and brothers were born and were married.

Now that these indexes are completed, you may simply print out an order form
from the Jewish Records Indexing-Poland web site and order the records >from
the Polish State Archives.

I have agreed to take on the special fund raising responsibility for Jewish
Records Indexing - Poland with respect to this specific project - the city of
WARTA - as Town Leader. Please join me in making a contribution to this
extremely worthwhile and exciting project. Your contribution towards the
indexing of records for WARTA can bring to light information you may have
never imagined you would find.

For practical reasons, this message is being sent only to researchers with
email addresses. So, please spread the word to everyone you are in contact
with who has an interest in WARTA - family, friends, co-researchers. All
should be encouraged to make a contribution.

Your contributions in US Dollars may be mailed to:

Jewish Records Indexing - Poland
c/o Sheila Salo, Treasurer
5607 Greenleaf Rd.
Cheverly, MD 20785
USA

Visa contributions may be phoned to Sheila at (301) 341-1261. Or print out
the form at http://www.jewishgen.org/jri-pl/visa.htm by clicking on the VISA
Card and fax or mail it to Sheila. The fax number is also (301) 341-1261.
(8:00 AM to 8:00 PM Eastern time only, please.)

For those of you living outside the United States, contributions can only be
accepted in US Dollars unless you use a VISA credit card. Your VISA will be
charged in your local currency. However, please identify the amount of your
contribution in US Dollars.

ALL CONTRIBUTIONS SHOULD BE MARKED "FOR THE LODZ PSA PROJECT- WARTA." If you
send a check, please write this on the face of the check.

Please give what you can so that all current and future generations of WARTA
area researchers can benefit >from this project.

JRI - Poland is a non-profit tax-exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3)
of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code. The JRI-Poland web site, mailing list, and
database are hosted by JewishGen.

Updates on the JRI-Poland/PSA WARTA will be available in the future at:
http://www.jewishgen.org/jri-pl/psastat.htm, click on "Status Report: PSA
Project Underway" which is the last line in the heading of this page. On the
Status Report page, click on "Lodz" in the drop-down menu.

Sincerely,

Madeleine Okladek
Town Leader WARTA
Email mokladek@aol.com


David P. Cohen and Brenda Dahle, where are you? #poland

MMBegun@...
 

Apologies to the list while I try to locate some missing persons who are
important to the Miedzyrzec transliteration project.

For Brenda Dahle, I had an email address of BDAHLE@Minet.gov.mb.ca which
bounced some recent mail.

Same for David P. Cohen at davidpcohen@worldnet.att.net

If either David or Brenda see this message, or if anyone has their current
email addresses, please let me know. Thank you.

Mila Begun in New York City
(MMBegun@aol.com)


AGAD Archives taking orders for record copies again! #poland

Stanley Diamond
 

In November, Jewish Records Indexing - Poland announced
a temporary suspension of the 'record copy' service provided by
the AGAD Branch of the Polish State Archives.

We are pleased to advise that the temporary suspension has
been lifted and you can order copies of AGAD town records you
find in the JRI-Poland database, effective immediately.

As readers of this list know, this project encompasses the
indexing of all vital records housed in the AGAD Archives in
Warsaw. AGAD has registers for 82 towns currently in Ukraine
but formerly in the Eastern part of Galicia which was part of
Poland between the wars. Please refer to the AGAD web page
for further information < http://www.jewishgen.org/jri-pl/agad/ >.

The AGAD Archives was overwhelmed by the high demand for
copies of records identified through the JRI-Poland project.
It became apparent that new administrative processes would
have to be developed and instituted. As a result, JRI-Poland
and AGAD have agreed to the following ***Interim*** procedures.
JRI-Poland has established an AGAD Order Processing Center
in the US to process all orders. Orders are to be sent to this
Processing Center along with full payment. Each record will
cost $11. The additional $1 will pay for the Processing Center's
out-of-pocket costs.

Please read the ***Special Interim Instructions*** that are
linked to the search results for more detailed information.

I will provide a skeletal outline of that process. Please be sure
to thoroughly read all instructions that follow any JRI-Poland
search results pertaining to records >from towns in the AGAD
Project. Currently the only AGAD towns with records in the
JRI-Poland database are Kozowa, Tarnopol, and Trembowla.

1. The page with the results of your search of the database
will include a hyperlink that leads you to a
"Special Search Results" message. Please read this.
2. Click on the hyperlink "special interim instructions" and
read that document.
3. Click on the hyperlink "order form" and that form will appear.
4. Complete the form and make sure the information is correct.
Please include your e-mail address and home phone number
in case we need it.
5. Click on the button "Create Order Form."
6. Mail the order form to AGAD Order Processing at the address
on the top of the order.
7. Include the payment as shown at the bottom of the form. For
this AGAD Interim Process only, we can only accept
US$ personal checks written on US banks or International
Money Orders denominated in US$.

We regret that the ordering process had to be temporarily
suspended. However, in the interim, indexing has continued.
More indices will be added in the near future and with your
continued generosity, the project will continue until all 82
towns with more than **two million record indices** are online.

(For those researchers who had previously sent order forms
to the AGAD Archives, those orders are now being processed
and copies should be arriving soon.)

Finally, I would like to take this opportunity to once more express
the board's appreciation to Mark Halpern, Archive Coordinator
for the Tarnopol Area of the AGAD project, for his outstanding
leadership and for quickly volunteering to take on the additional
responsibilities associated with the interim AGAD Order
Processing procedure. On a personal note, I would like to
mention that Mark's willingness to "take charge" has made the
task of coordinating the huge AGAD project so much easier for
me.

For information on the status of Tarnopol area project, please
see the status report at
<http://www.jewishgen.org/JRI-PL/psa/psastat1.htm#agad>.

Jewish Records Indexing - Poland, Inc. is an independent
non-profit U.S. tax-exempt organization and is hosted by JewishGen.

Stanley Diamond
Project Coordinator, Jewish Records Indexing - Poland


JRI Poland #Poland WARTA #poland

madeleine
 

LODZ PSA PROJECT

Late 19th Century Records WARTA have been indexed; you have a unique
opportunity to help

Late 19th Century Records For WARTA
Making it accessible - on-line.
It's happening now

Dear Friends of WARTA,

Many of us researching our ancestors >from Poland have found valuable
information in the microfilms of the LDS Family History Centers. For the last
several years, this effort has gained momentum because more than 900,000 of
the records in the LDS collection have been indexed and are available on the
Internet through the searchable database of Jewish Records Indexing- Poland
(http://www.jewishgen/JRI-PL). The indexes themselves provide valuable
genealogical data and enable one to zero in on specific documents for further
research.

The LDS films for WARTA end in 1858, just before we get to the records for
the people we know through family stories or contemporary records.

But now, indexes to Polish-Jewish records for the years not filmed by the
Mormons - (1857, 1871-1875, 1877-1882, 1884-1898) - have been indexed and are
in the process of addition to the Jewish Records-Indexing -Poland database
under a groundbreaking agreement between JRI-Poland and the Polish State
Archives (PSA). For information about the PSA project see:
http://www.jewishgen.org/JRI-PL/psa/psastat.htm

The budget for indexing the WARTA records is $579.80. We have already raised
$125.00. That leaves $454.80 still to be raised. As you can see, we have a
long way to go to reach our goal and we need everyone's help to make it
happen! Whatever you can contribute will be very much appreciated and will
help bring us closer to our goal.

All individuals (or families) who are able to contribute $50 or more to this
effort will receive the complete database as an Excel file for your personal
research now that the translation and transcription is completed.

Not only will this enable you to see the information well in advance of its
general availability in the JRI-Poland Searchable Database, it will enable
you to look at all the records >from WARTA at once, and perhaps find a family
name whose connection you had forgotten, or to work with the data (for
example, sorting by first name) to search for a great-grandmother's elusive
maiden name.

The Lodz branch archives has extensive records for the city of WARTA and
approximately 50 towns in the area. The list of towns whose partial, or
complete, records are contained in the Lodz branch archive may be seen at
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/Lodz/lds.htm

This means that now that the indexes are completed for WARTA, this new
material will finally allow you to expand your research into a time period
that has been elusive and beyond your reach.

In most cases this period -(1857, 1871-1875, 1877-1882, 1884-1898)- is the
missing link in our genealogical chain - the time when our grandparents and
their sisters and brothers were born and were married.

Now that these indexes are completed, you may simply print out an order form
from the Jewish Records Indexing-Poland web site and order the records >from
the Polish State Archives.

I have agreed to take on the special fund raising responsibility for Jewish
Records Indexing - Poland with respect to this specific project - the city of
WARTA - as Town Leader. Please join me in making a contribution to this
extremely worthwhile and exciting project. Your contribution towards the
indexing of records for WARTA can bring to light information you may have
never imagined you would find.

For practical reasons, this message is being sent only to researchers with
email addresses. So, please spread the word to everyone you are in contact
with who has an interest in WARTA - family, friends, co-researchers. All
should be encouraged to make a contribution.

Your contributions in US Dollars may be mailed to:

Jewish Records Indexing - Poland
c/o Sheila Salo, Treasurer
5607 Greenleaf Rd.
Cheverly, MD 20785
USA

Visa contributions may be phoned to Sheila at (301) 341-1261. Or print out
the form at http://www.jewishgen.org/jri-pl/visa.htm by clicking on the VISA
Card and fax or mail it to Sheila. The fax number is also (301) 341-1261.
(8:00 AM to 8:00 PM Eastern time only, please.)

For those of you living outside the United States, contributions can only be
accepted in US Dollars unless you use a VISA credit card. Your VISA will be
charged in your local currency. However, please identify the amount of your
contribution in US Dollars.

ALL CONTRIBUTIONS SHOULD BE MARKED "FOR THE LODZ PSA PROJECT- WARTA." If you
send a check, please write this on the face of the check.

Please give what you can so that all current and future generations of WARTA
area researchers can benefit >from this project.

JRI - Poland is a non-profit tax-exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3)
of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code. The JRI-Poland web site, mailing list, and
database are hosted by JewishGen.

Updates on the JRI-Poland/PSA WARTA will be available in the future at:
http://www.jewishgen.org/jri-pl/psastat.htm, click on "Status Report: PSA
Project Underway" which is the last line in the heading of this page. On the
Status Report page, click on "Lodz" in the drop-down menu.

Sincerely,

Madeleine Okladek
Town Leader WARTA
Email mokladek@aol.com


JRI Poland #Poland David P. Cohen and Brenda Dahle, where are you? #poland

MMBegun@...
 

Apologies to the list while I try to locate some missing persons who are
important to the Miedzyrzec transliteration project.

For Brenda Dahle, I had an email address of BDAHLE@Minet.gov.mb.ca which
bounced some recent mail.

Same for David P. Cohen at davidpcohen@worldnet.att.net

If either David or Brenda see this message, or if anyone has their current
email addresses, please let me know. Thank you.

Mila Begun in New York City
(MMBegun@aol.com)


JRI Poland #Poland AGAD Archives taking orders for record copies again! #poland

Stanley Diamond
 

In November, Jewish Records Indexing - Poland announced
a temporary suspension of the 'record copy' service provided by
the AGAD Branch of the Polish State Archives.

We are pleased to advise that the temporary suspension has
been lifted and you can order copies of AGAD town records you
find in the JRI-Poland database, effective immediately.

As readers of this list know, this project encompasses the
indexing of all vital records housed in the AGAD Archives in
Warsaw. AGAD has registers for 82 towns currently in Ukraine
but formerly in the Eastern part of Galicia which was part of
Poland between the wars. Please refer to the AGAD web page
for further information < http://www.jewishgen.org/jri-pl/agad/ >.

The AGAD Archives was overwhelmed by the high demand for
copies of records identified through the JRI-Poland project.
It became apparent that new administrative processes would
have to be developed and instituted. As a result, JRI-Poland
and AGAD have agreed to the following ***Interim*** procedures.
JRI-Poland has established an AGAD Order Processing Center
in the US to process all orders. Orders are to be sent to this
Processing Center along with full payment. Each record will
cost $11. The additional $1 will pay for the Processing Center's
out-of-pocket costs.

Please read the ***Special Interim Instructions*** that are
linked to the search results for more detailed information.

I will provide a skeletal outline of that process. Please be sure
to thoroughly read all instructions that follow any JRI-Poland
search results pertaining to records >from towns in the AGAD
Project. Currently the only AGAD towns with records in the
JRI-Poland database are Kozowa, Tarnopol, and Trembowla.

1. The page with the results of your search of the database
will include a hyperlink that leads you to a
"Special Search Results" message. Please read this.
2. Click on the hyperlink "special interim instructions" and
read that document.
3. Click on the hyperlink "order form" and that form will appear.
4. Complete the form and make sure the information is correct.
Please include your e-mail address and home phone number
in case we need it.
5. Click on the button "Create Order Form."
6. Mail the order form to AGAD Order Processing at the address
on the top of the order.
7. Include the payment as shown at the bottom of the form. For
this AGAD Interim Process only, we can only accept
US$ personal checks written on US banks or International
Money Orders denominated in US$.

We regret that the ordering process had to be temporarily
suspended. However, in the interim, indexing has continued.
More indices will be added in the near future and with your
continued generosity, the project will continue until all 82
towns with more than **two million record indices** are online.

(For those researchers who had previously sent order forms
to the AGAD Archives, those orders are now being processed
and copies should be arriving soon.)

Finally, I would like to take this opportunity to once more express
the board's appreciation to Mark Halpern, Archive Coordinator
for the Tarnopol Area of the AGAD project, for his outstanding
leadership and for quickly volunteering to take on the additional
responsibilities associated with the interim AGAD Order
Processing procedure. On a personal note, I would like to
mention that Mark's willingness to "take charge" has made the
task of coordinating the huge AGAD project so much easier for
me.

For information on the status of Tarnopol area project, please
see the status report at
<http://www.jewishgen.org/JRI-PL/psa/psastat1.htm#agad>.

Jewish Records Indexing - Poland, Inc. is an independent
non-profit U.S. tax-exempt organization and is hosted by JewishGen.

Stanley Diamond
Project Coordinator, Jewish Records Indexing - Poland


Re: Double name Shimkha Gedalia #general

Knud and Lorraine Bertelsen <klb@...>
 

Dear fellow researchers

Dick Plotz's message (which, sorry, I am unable to comment on) came through
my email program, which flashed two red hot peppers - meaning the contents
were HOT!! Not sure what the software thought was naughty - but makes you
wonder, doesn't it?

Lorraine Bertelsen
Boho Downunder


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Re: Double name Shimkha Gedalia #lithuania

Knud and Lorraine Bertelsen <klb@...>
 

Dear fellow researchers

Dick Plotz's message (which, sorry, I am unable to comment on) came through
my email program, which flashed two red hot peppers - meaning the contents
were HOT!! Not sure what the software thought was naughty - but makes you
wonder, doesn't it?

Lorraine Bertelsen
Boho Downunder


Help dating Photos - VM350 #lithuania

ANURICK@...
 

I have just posted to JewishGen Viewmate two photos. Can anyone help me date these photos? I believe them to be a portrait of either Rafael Fridman & his wife or Chaim Joseph Fridman and his wife >from Suwalki province Lithuania in the 1800s. When the photos were taken will help me determine just which of these men & their wives this is as I know their birth & death dates. Can anyone date these by the clothing or furniture or carpet or by translating the words at the bottom? Your assistance is most appreciated.

Visit Viewmate at:

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/toview.html

Rick Ford
mailto: anurick@aol.com


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Help dating Photos - VM350 #lithuania

ANURICK@...
 

I have just posted to JewishGen Viewmate two photos. Can anyone help me date these photos? I believe them to be a portrait of either Rafael Fridman & his wife or Chaim Joseph Fridman and his wife >from Suwalki province Lithuania in the 1800s. When the photos were taken will help me determine just which of these men & their wives this is as I know their birth & death dates. Can anyone date these by the clothing or furniture or carpet or by translating the words at the bottom? Your assistance is most appreciated.

Visit Viewmate at:

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/toview.html

Rick Ford
mailto: anurick@aol.com