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Searching: MAKINS - from Poland or Spain. #general

ANDREW P. MAKINS <makins.family@...>
 

My surname (Makins) is anglicized. My ancestors were jews >from either
Poland or maybe Spain who settled in Norfolk, England in the 1800's. Anyone
with any details of the original surname of Makins, or history of
migration, please contact:

Andrew Makins
makins.family@virgin.net


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching: MAKINS - from Poland or Spain. #general

ANDREW P. MAKINS <makins.family@...>
 

My surname (Makins) is anglicized. My ancestors were jews >from either
Poland or maybe Spain who settled in Norfolk, England in the 1800's. Anyone
with any details of the original surname of Makins, or history of
migration, please contact:

Andrew Makins
makins.family@virgin.net


surnames #general

Shelley Share <Cshell@...>
 

My grandfather came >from Vilkija. According to my research,his surname
there was Sher. Somehow it became Share by the time he arrived in the
US. Were names "changed" there in Vilkija or on the ship coming over or
at Ellis Isle.?

Would the emmigration process be out of a place in Vilkija and would
that person use a spelling by using the sound of the last name?

Steve Share
Highland Park,IL


Re: Search for Marietta Odesser #general

Mark and Debbie Burr <ember@...>
 

I want to thank the kind person who passed on my request for information
on Marietta Odesser. She has contacted our family. Your kindness is much
appreciated by the whole family. Deborah Kopstein Burr, Ontario Canada
ember@xcelco.on.ca


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen surnames #general

Shelley Share <Cshell@...>
 

My grandfather came >from Vilkija. According to my research,his surname
there was Sher. Somehow it became Share by the time he arrived in the
US. Were names "changed" there in Vilkija or on the ship coming over or
at Ellis Isle.?

Would the emmigration process be out of a place in Vilkija and would
that person use a spelling by using the sound of the last name?

Steve Share
Highland Park,IL


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen RE: Search for Marietta Odesser #general

Mark and Debbie Burr <ember@...>
 

I want to thank the kind person who passed on my request for information
on Marietta Odesser. She has contacted our family. Your kindness is much
appreciated by the whole family. Deborah Kopstein Burr, Ontario Canada
ember@xcelco.on.ca


19th Annual Conference on Jewish Genealogy in NYC #general

Lew Norman <lewnorman@...>
 

The Jewish Genealogical Society, Inc., will host the 19th Annual Conference
on Jewish Genealogy in New York City, August 8 - 13, 1999. A highlight of
the Conference will be the Resource Room located at the Conference hotel.
In addition to providing the Conference attendees with an "on-site" basic
research library, the Resource Room will showcase the numerous research
projects compiled by Jewish genealogists throughout the world. The
Resource Room Committee is currently soliciting contributions of
genealogical materials which would be useful and informative to the
Conference attendees, especially materials which are unique or unusual. In
particular, the Committee is requesting printed copies of indexes,
databases, unpublished manuscripts and private collections, in addition to
commercially published books and maps. Many Jewish genealogists have
compiled information >from and about local cemeteries, synagogues, Jewish
newspapers, public records and other sources, to use as research aids.
Although some of these resources have made their way into various
publications or databases on the Internet, many have not been published,
making the Resource Room at the 1999 Conference the perfect place for their
public debut.

All materials loaned to the Resource Room must be in appropriate printed
form and will be returned immediately after the Conference has ended. If
you are interested in contributing materials to the Resource Room, please
send a list identifying and describing those materials to the Resource Room
Committee c/o Jewish Genealogical Society, Inc., 600 West End Avenue,
Suite 10F, New York, NY, 10024, or by email at "lewnorman@aol.com." The
Resource Room Committee will contact all potential contributors regarding
the necessary arrangements to obtain the materials prior to the Conference
and to return them afterwards. Please be assured that appropriate security
measures will be taken to protect all loaned materials and the Conference
will accept responsibility for their safekeeping. Any further inquiries
should be addressed to the Resource Room Committee at the above postal or
email address.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen 19th Annual Conference on Jewish Genealogy in NYC #general

Lew Norman <lewnorman@...>
 

The Jewish Genealogical Society, Inc., will host the 19th Annual Conference
on Jewish Genealogy in New York City, August 8 - 13, 1999. A highlight of
the Conference will be the Resource Room located at the Conference hotel.
In addition to providing the Conference attendees with an "on-site" basic
research library, the Resource Room will showcase the numerous research
projects compiled by Jewish genealogists throughout the world. The
Resource Room Committee is currently soliciting contributions of
genealogical materials which would be useful and informative to the
Conference attendees, especially materials which are unique or unusual. In
particular, the Committee is requesting printed copies of indexes,
databases, unpublished manuscripts and private collections, in addition to
commercially published books and maps. Many Jewish genealogists have
compiled information >from and about local cemeteries, synagogues, Jewish
newspapers, public records and other sources, to use as research aids.
Although some of these resources have made their way into various
publications or databases on the Internet, many have not been published,
making the Resource Room at the 1999 Conference the perfect place for their
public debut.

All materials loaned to the Resource Room must be in appropriate printed
form and will be returned immediately after the Conference has ended. If
you are interested in contributing materials to the Resource Room, please
send a list identifying and describing those materials to the Resource Room
Committee c/o Jewish Genealogical Society, Inc., 600 West End Avenue,
Suite 10F, New York, NY, 10024, or by email at "lewnorman@aol.com." The
Resource Room Committee will contact all potential contributors regarding
the necessary arrangements to obtain the materials prior to the Conference
and to return them afterwards. Please be assured that appropriate security
measures will be taken to protect all loaned materials and the Conference
will accept responsibility for their safekeeping. Any further inquiries
should be addressed to the Resource Room Committee at the above postal or
email address.


Archives Research-Outrageous Invoice #general

Alice Greenberg <a-agreenberg@...>
 

Hi Jewish Genners: I recently requested research for four for birth and
death records >from [location deleted -- mod.]. The initial response >from
the Archives was that yes, they had records for the range of years I had
requested, and that a $30 deposit was required for them to begin research.
The $30 was sent and received. 10 weeks later I receive an invoice for
$765!! Perhaps I should have told them up front not to exceed a certain
number of hours or dollars; I didn't . (Given other research that I have
requested, the average number of hours was only 1 or 2).

I would never have authorized such an extensive search. Perhaps had they
told me up front that the records I wanted searched were not indexed,
(which is what they told me in the invoice) or ..... I would have had an
inkling and could have avoided this.

Has anyone had a similar experience? Any suggestions as to how to handle?
I understand they are entitled to receive remuneration for their work, and
am willing to pay some amount but not what they are asking for. I still
have additional research requests in progress and don't want to jeopardize
those either....

Any suggestions are welcome. Thanks.

Alice Greenberg
mailto:a-agreenberg@worldnet.att.net

MODERATOR NOTE: Constructive suggestions as to how to handle conflicts in
dealings with archives and how to avoid them in the first place are
welcome. Flames of particular archives are not. Because the problem
presented here, and responses to it, may be of general interest, we have
posted it...after deleting the location of the archive.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Archives Research-Outrageous Invoice #general

Alice Greenberg <a-agreenberg@...>
 

Hi Jewish Genners: I recently requested research for four for birth and
death records >from [location deleted -- mod.]. The initial response >from
the Archives was that yes, they had records for the range of years I had
requested, and that a $30 deposit was required for them to begin research.
The $30 was sent and received. 10 weeks later I receive an invoice for
$765!! Perhaps I should have told them up front not to exceed a certain
number of hours or dollars; I didn't . (Given other research that I have
requested, the average number of hours was only 1 or 2).

I would never have authorized such an extensive search. Perhaps had they
told me up front that the records I wanted searched were not indexed,
(which is what they told me in the invoice) or ..... I would have had an
inkling and could have avoided this.

Has anyone had a similar experience? Any suggestions as to how to handle?
I understand they are entitled to receive remuneration for their work, and
am willing to pay some amount but not what they are asking for. I still
have additional research requests in progress and don't want to jeopardize
those either....

Any suggestions are welcome. Thanks.

Alice Greenberg
mailto:a-agreenberg@worldnet.att.net

MODERATOR NOTE: Constructive suggestions as to how to handle conflicts in
dealings with archives and how to avoid them in the first place are
welcome. Flames of particular archives are not. Because the problem
presented here, and responses to it, may be of general interest, we have
posted it...after deleting the location of the archive.


Re: Jewish Orphanage in Buffalo, NY #general

usenet@...
 

On 29 Jan 1999, Martha Lev-Zion wrote:

[snip]

The only other orphanage in Buffalo at the time was
a non Jewish orphanage which practiced conversion.
I'm afraid that this is false. I have in my hand a Buffalo city directory
from 1888, which lists these orphanages & asylums:
Buffalo Orphan Asylum, 403 Virginia
St. Joseph's Male Orphan Asylum, Limestone Hill
The Catholic Protectory, West Seneca
Evangelical St. Lutheran St. John's Orphan Home, 280 Hickory St.
German Roman Catholic Orphan Asylum, Best St.
St. Vincent Female Orphan Asylum, 1313 Main
Polish Catholic Orphan Asylum, Wilson St.
Ingleside Home, 1652 Michigan
St. Mary's Asylum for Widows, Foundlings, and Infants, 126 Edward
Church Charity Foundation, Rhode Island St.
Catholic Home, 64 Franklin St.

(Most of these places are, as Ms. Lev-Zion suggested, obviously religious
in nature.)

A brief, historical note that I hope is not off-topic:

A century ago, in contrast with its current struggles, Buffalo was one of
the nation's largest, wealthiest, and most progressive cities, the Seattle
of its day. It was the first to organize a Charity Organization Society,
the forerunner (as I understand it) of today's United Way, and the first
place to have a day care program for working women. Many scholars
therefore consider Buffalo to be the birthplace of the social work
profession.

Cynthia Van Ness, MLS
af482@freenet.buffalo.edu

MODERATOR NOTE: Please keep any further discussion of this subject
genealogically relevant.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Jewish Orphanage in Buffalo, NY #general

usenet@...
 

On 29 Jan 1999, Martha Lev-Zion wrote:

[snip]

The only other orphanage in Buffalo at the time was
a non Jewish orphanage which practiced conversion.
I'm afraid that this is false. I have in my hand a Buffalo city directory
from 1888, which lists these orphanages & asylums:
Buffalo Orphan Asylum, 403 Virginia
St. Joseph's Male Orphan Asylum, Limestone Hill
The Catholic Protectory, West Seneca
Evangelical St. Lutheran St. John's Orphan Home, 280 Hickory St.
German Roman Catholic Orphan Asylum, Best St.
St. Vincent Female Orphan Asylum, 1313 Main
Polish Catholic Orphan Asylum, Wilson St.
Ingleside Home, 1652 Michigan
St. Mary's Asylum for Widows, Foundlings, and Infants, 126 Edward
Church Charity Foundation, Rhode Island St.
Catholic Home, 64 Franklin St.

(Most of these places are, as Ms. Lev-Zion suggested, obviously religious
in nature.)

A brief, historical note that I hope is not off-topic:

A century ago, in contrast with its current struggles, Buffalo was one of
the nation's largest, wealthiest, and most progressive cities, the Seattle
of its day. It was the first to organize a Charity Organization Society,
the forerunner (as I understand it) of today's United Way, and the first
place to have a day care program for working women. Many scholars
therefore consider Buffalo to be the birthplace of the social work
profession.

Cynthia Van Ness, MLS
af482@freenet.buffalo.edu

MODERATOR NOTE: Please keep any further discussion of this subject
genealogically relevant.


Regarding the database #latvia

Martha Lev-Zion <martha@...>
 

I have answered everyone's letter that I have so far received personally, instead
of doing it via the SIG. I will keep you posted, all of you, just as soon as we
know what sort of responses we are getting and if we will be able to pull this
off. If there are only a half a dozen people interested, I don't think we can
manage the purchase. I hope that more of you are just lurking out there waiting
to jump on the band wagon! Come on! You ARE the bandwagon!! Let's get this
thing up and running!

Martha
--
Martha LEVINSON Lev-Zion >from Israel <martha@bgumail.bgu.ac.il>

Researching:
LEVINSON (Goldingen, Latvia)
LIEBERTHAL (Latvia/Lithuania) Anyplace in the world.
HIM(M)ELHOCH (Latvia) Anyplace in the world.
LEVOR/LEFOR (Barchfeld, Germany) Anyplace in the world.
ROTHSCHILD (Bamberg, Germany)
BERNET/BARNET (Frensdorf/Bamberg, Bavaria - Germany)
HIMMELREICH (Frensdorf/Bamberg, Bavaria - Germany)


Latvia SIG #Latvia Regarding the database #latvia

Martha Lev-Zion <martha@...>
 

I have answered everyone's letter that I have so far received personally, instead
of doing it via the SIG. I will keep you posted, all of you, just as soon as we
know what sort of responses we are getting and if we will be able to pull this
off. If there are only a half a dozen people interested, I don't think we can
manage the purchase. I hope that more of you are just lurking out there waiting
to jump on the band wagon! Come on! You ARE the bandwagon!! Let's get this
thing up and running!

Martha
--
Martha LEVINSON Lev-Zion >from Israel <martha@bgumail.bgu.ac.il>

Researching:
LEVINSON (Goldingen, Latvia)
LIEBERTHAL (Latvia/Lithuania) Anyplace in the world.
HIM(M)ELHOCH (Latvia) Anyplace in the world.
LEVOR/LEFOR (Barchfeld, Germany) Anyplace in the world.
ROTHSCHILD (Bamberg, Germany)
BERNET/BARNET (Frensdorf/Bamberg, Bavaria - Germany)
HIMMELREICH (Frensdorf/Bamberg, Bavaria - Germany)


Butrymonis ( Butremantz) Yizkor Book #lithuania

Dr Saul Issroff <saul@...>
 

Crosspost >from H-Holocaust with additional information :
---- Forwarded message follows -------
From: Jerry Hepperle <ihac@hotmail.com>
Subject: Butrimantz, Lithuania

Rememberance Books has just released (according to the flyer I received
today) If I Forget Thee... The Descruction of the shtetl Butrimantz.
Testimony by Riva Lozansky and others witnesses. (ISBN 0-9669349-0-3)
$14.95-US/$19.95-CAN.

Rememberance Books
2129 Bancroft Place, NW
Washington, DC 20008-4019
FAX 202.265.0577 US
416.544.9047 CAN

I just ordered it. But, wondered if anyone could give me a little
background infomation.

Thanks,

Jerry Hepperle, Director
Indiana Holocaust Awareness Center
823 1/2 E. Market St., #2
Logansport, IN 46947
ihac@hotmail.com


Nathan Cohen wrote an excellent article on 'The Destruction of the Jews
of Butrimonys' in Holocaust and Genocide Studies Vol 4 no 3 p 357-375,
1989. This article deals with the testimony of Khone Boyarsky, who went
into hiding with his son. This testimony is described as a letter to his
relatives, two women who had emigrated to America pre-war, describing
the massacres of all the Jews in this town and some surrounding towns.
This letter was obtained >from the peasant who had initially sheltered
Boyarski and his son, Avramele, by Rivka Lezenska, who went back to the
town post war. She placed a copy in the archives at Yad Vashem. He also
lists >from memory the names of many of the Jews in the town who were
killed. It is a very moving and poignant letter.


The Names of people who perished at Butrimonys and Alytus, Lithuania.It
is a list of about 183 people and includes their families but not the
families names and whether they died at Butrimonys or Alytus. It has
only the head of the household's names.

The letter is written to Leahle but no surname is given. She was a
member of Honeh's family, perhaps a niece.
In the letter Honeh says that he is 53 yrs. old, wife Sarah Boyarsky is
50 yrs., son Alter 26 was a driver, Noah 20 a baker and Avram 15 a
student at the Kovno gymnasium and Hanna 11 is a student at the
Butremanz public school. Alter and Noah were taken to Alita on the 12th
of August and shot to death. Sarah and Hanna taken away on Sept. 9th.
They lived at Tatarshe St. # 12 in Butremanz, Lith.
He was born in Voleh close to Iuneh in province of Grodno. His father
was named Avram Kaplan and was a smith. Honeh's name was Honeh Reuven
Kaplan. He had a brother in Jevel, province of Schavleh named Mendel
Boyarsky with a wife and two children. Also he had a sister named Brina
Winer whose husband was Sholem Winer. They had two daughters and one
son.
Honeh studied at the Yeshivah at Wolf Wolkovisky until age 18. He was a
revolutionary and served in the Czar's army. He married the daughter of
Frumeh Boyarsky, served in the World War and when he returned he settled
in Butremanz and changed his name >from Kaplan to Boyarsky.
The letter begins on Sept. 24, 1941 to Leahle. The last entry is on
Oct. 2, 1941.

" I want to write down for you the names of the cities in which I know
there are no more Jews. On the other side of the Nieman river, they are
Mariampol, Vilkoviskis, Kibart, Kalvarija, Seenay (Sejny), Sianey,
Alita (Alytus), Lohjay, Balbirshok (Balbieriskis) . Every jew who lived
in the above has been shot. On our side of the Nieman river, Maritch
(Merkine), Uran, Dook, Neminitz, Aliteh, Beutremantz, Puni, Bierschtein,
Pren,Roomsheschock ( Rumsiskis), Kron, Dashunieshok, Yesneh,
schtokoshok, visockidvor, Zejmare (Ziezmariai), Samelishok, Rudishok,
Anishok, Pasamaveh, and Ponasheshok. In all these cities all of the Jews
have been shot and there is no one left except for those hiding in the
haylofts and in the woods.

Now I will write to you precisely about Butremantz (Butrimonys), the
names of those who were shot in Aliteh and those in Butremantz, each
street separately. Should this letter reach you, Leahle or someone, let
the relatives know at least where their parents, brothers and sisters
perished. I will start with Tatarshe Gass (Tatar Street)."

My thanks to Marcia Pailet-Abrams Jaffe, Dayton, OH., for providing me
with the initial information about this letter.

Should anyone hear of similar testimonies >from other towns please
forward them to the Lithuanian Holocaust Names Project
<roseron@shani.net> or myself. There will be a further detailed
announcement about developments in this project next week on Litvak SIG.
--
Dr Saul Issroff


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Butrymonis ( Butremantz) Yizkor Book #lithuania

Dr Saul Issroff <saul@...>
 

Crosspost >from H-Holocaust with additional information :
---- Forwarded message follows -------
From: Jerry Hepperle <ihac@hotmail.com>
Subject: Butrimantz, Lithuania

Rememberance Books has just released (according to the flyer I received
today) If I Forget Thee... The Descruction of the shtetl Butrimantz.
Testimony by Riva Lozansky and others witnesses. (ISBN 0-9669349-0-3)
$14.95-US/$19.95-CAN.

Rememberance Books
2129 Bancroft Place, NW
Washington, DC 20008-4019
FAX 202.265.0577 US
416.544.9047 CAN

I just ordered it. But, wondered if anyone could give me a little
background infomation.

Thanks,

Jerry Hepperle, Director
Indiana Holocaust Awareness Center
823 1/2 E. Market St., #2
Logansport, IN 46947
ihac@hotmail.com


Nathan Cohen wrote an excellent article on 'The Destruction of the Jews
of Butrimonys' in Holocaust and Genocide Studies Vol 4 no 3 p 357-375,
1989. This article deals with the testimony of Khone Boyarsky, who went
into hiding with his son. This testimony is described as a letter to his
relatives, two women who had emigrated to America pre-war, describing
the massacres of all the Jews in this town and some surrounding towns.
This letter was obtained >from the peasant who had initially sheltered
Boyarski and his son, Avramele, by Rivka Lezenska, who went back to the
town post war. She placed a copy in the archives at Yad Vashem. He also
lists >from memory the names of many of the Jews in the town who were
killed. It is a very moving and poignant letter.


The Names of people who perished at Butrimonys and Alytus, Lithuania.It
is a list of about 183 people and includes their families but not the
families names and whether they died at Butrimonys or Alytus. It has
only the head of the household's names.

The letter is written to Leahle but no surname is given. She was a
member of Honeh's family, perhaps a niece.
In the letter Honeh says that he is 53 yrs. old, wife Sarah Boyarsky is
50 yrs., son Alter 26 was a driver, Noah 20 a baker and Avram 15 a
student at the Kovno gymnasium and Hanna 11 is a student at the
Butremanz public school. Alter and Noah were taken to Alita on the 12th
of August and shot to death. Sarah and Hanna taken away on Sept. 9th.
They lived at Tatarshe St. # 12 in Butremanz, Lith.
He was born in Voleh close to Iuneh in province of Grodno. His father
was named Avram Kaplan and was a smith. Honeh's name was Honeh Reuven
Kaplan. He had a brother in Jevel, province of Schavleh named Mendel
Boyarsky with a wife and two children. Also he had a sister named Brina
Winer whose husband was Sholem Winer. They had two daughters and one
son.
Honeh studied at the Yeshivah at Wolf Wolkovisky until age 18. He was a
revolutionary and served in the Czar's army. He married the daughter of
Frumeh Boyarsky, served in the World War and when he returned he settled
in Butremanz and changed his name >from Kaplan to Boyarsky.
The letter begins on Sept. 24, 1941 to Leahle. The last entry is on
Oct. 2, 1941.

" I want to write down for you the names of the cities in which I know
there are no more Jews. On the other side of the Nieman river, they are
Mariampol, Vilkoviskis, Kibart, Kalvarija, Seenay (Sejny), Sianey,
Alita (Alytus), Lohjay, Balbirshok (Balbieriskis) . Every jew who lived
in the above has been shot. On our side of the Nieman river, Maritch
(Merkine), Uran, Dook, Neminitz, Aliteh, Beutremantz, Puni, Bierschtein,
Pren,Roomsheschock ( Rumsiskis), Kron, Dashunieshok, Yesneh,
schtokoshok, visockidvor, Zejmare (Ziezmariai), Samelishok, Rudishok,
Anishok, Pasamaveh, and Ponasheshok. In all these cities all of the Jews
have been shot and there is no one left except for those hiding in the
haylofts and in the woods.

Now I will write to you precisely about Butremantz (Butrimonys), the
names of those who were shot in Aliteh and those in Butremantz, each
street separately. Should this letter reach you, Leahle or someone, let
the relatives know at least where their parents, brothers and sisters
perished. I will start with Tatarshe Gass (Tatar Street)."

My thanks to Marcia Pailet-Abrams Jaffe, Dayton, OH., for providing me
with the initial information about this letter.

Should anyone hear of similar testimonies >from other towns please
forward them to the Lithuanian Holocaust Names Project
<roseron@shani.net> or myself. There will be a further detailed
announcement about developments in this project next week on Litvak SIG.
--
Dr Saul Issroff


Re: Revision Lists and the development of surnames #lithuania

Stan Baron <sbaron1@...>
 

If my family's oral history is to be believed, there may be another
reason... Some families kept two surnames for some generations to avoid the
Russian government draft of all Jewish males. The government's purpose was
to remove the boys >from their families. A family might use two names "A"
and "B" in which the parents were registered as "A" but the children as "B".
When the government came looking for Iosef "B", they were told that they
were at the "A" household.

-----Original Message-----
From: DBH12345@aol.com <
To: LitvakSIG <
Date: Friday, January 29, 1999 12:43 PM
Subject: Revision Lists and the development of surnames


In reviewing 1834 revision lists, I've noticed an unusually large number of
people who had double surnames - different surnames that the clerk recorded
together - they are not alternative spellings nor hyphenated names (they
are
there too). But seemingly unrelated surnames. Sometimes the first name
seemed to be derived >from the name of the town.


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Re: Revision Lists and the development of surnames #lithuania

Stan Baron <sbaron1@...>
 

If my family's oral history is to be believed, there may be another
reason... Some families kept two surnames for some generations to avoid the
Russian government draft of all Jewish males. The government's purpose was
to remove the boys >from their families. A family might use two names "A"
and "B" in which the parents were registered as "A" but the children as "B".
When the government came looking for Iosef "B", they were told that they
were at the "A" household.

-----Original Message-----
From: DBH12345@aol.com <
To: LitvakSIG <
Date: Friday, January 29, 1999 12:43 PM
Subject: Revision Lists and the development of surnames


In reviewing 1834 revision lists, I've noticed an unusually large number of
people who had double surnames - different surnames that the clerk recorded
together - they are not alternative spellings nor hyphenated names (they
are
there too). But seemingly unrelated surnames. Sometimes the first name
seemed to be derived >from the name of the town.


Krakow- 65,000 on-line Index Entries #poland

wg <wg@...>
 

65,000 Krakow index entries are waiting to be accessed at the Jewish Records
Indexing - Poland database.

No need to spend days searching through microfilm indices and records - get
on the net and type:
http://www.jewishgen.org/jri-pl/

My thanks to the following volunteers who gave their time to making this
project a success:
Howard Fink, Bernard Freedman, Sid Gelb, Andrew Gries, Dennis Gries, Alex
Kerner, Randee King, Bert Lazerow, Shala Rossheim, Julian Schamroth, Itzik
Sh=FClder and Adele Susskind.

We need volunteers to work on the years for which there are no indices.
There are still 26 years to do. Indices for these years have to be created
by reading the records.
Participate - be a part of this mitzvah! Contact the writer privately to
find out how you can help.

Judie Ostroff-Goldstein =20
wg@panix.com
Coordinator - Krakow Shtetl CO-OP initiative
JRI-Poland =20


Translation of pre-1898 documents from Polish State Archives #poland

Howard Orenstein <horenstn@...>
 

I've been searching for someone to translate some vital records that I
received >from the Polish State Archives, which were listed in JRI's
database. These are printed in Cyrillic script, which is beautiful but
undecipherable by me. Does anyone know the names of translators and how
to contact them? What prices can I expect to pay for such translations?
Thank you.
--
Dr. Howard B. Orenstein
Department of Psychology
2 College Hill
Western Maryland College
Westminster, MD 21157
410.857.2521
410.386.4617 FAX
410.857.2729 FAX
horenstn@wmdc.edu
http://www.wmdc.edu/HTMLpages/Academics/Psychology/HIK.html