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Request for Your Assistance on Learning About Archive Access Problems For Holocaust and Holocaust Era Records #latvia

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Dear Jewish Genealogist:

I will be talking in Europe in June on access to Holocaust and Holocaust era
records. I am asking you for your assistance on problems you may have
incurred when trying to access these Holocaust records. Not all records are
birth, marriage, death or census records. These records could be
institutional records, passport, transit visas, concentration camp records,
property records, art works and other similar documents. With respect to
access to archives, either in person or by written communication, had you
encountered problems or obstacles with respect to the availability of the
records. I do not mean if the records are not on the Internet and
therefore, they are not accessible >from the comfort on our homes.

The scope of this covers not only vital records >from 1860-1948-the time
frame people in the holocaust may have been alive to just after the
Holocaust and includes displaced persons camp records. We need to know who
was there in order to know who is no longer there- which is why I am also
asking about records that would tell us who was alive at the time-i.e.
starting in the 1860's--the outside date of someone still alive in
1939-1945. If you know the person died before the Holocaust please do not
reply that you can't get their records-this if for people alive at the
beginning of the Holocaust. I am looking for information on access
problems-whether a government agency or private archive ignored your
request, refused access to the records, the records were not researchable
when at the archives, the cost of obtaining the records was prohibitive, in
other words obstacles you may have encountered >from a government archive or
private archive for archival documents that cover the Holocaust or Holocaust
era type governments.

I would appreciate if you would get back to me back with the following: name
of country, archive and the type of access problem you incurred. We
recognize that some countries have specific time embargoes before records
may be accessible--and that is an access impediment that can be submitted. I
would appreciate your objective comments and not "complaints" as we need to
know where and what the problems are before we can try to get changes.

On the other hand, if you had a positive experience I would also like to
hear about that as positive examples to show others is helpful.

I would appreciate hearing >from you before April 30.

Thank you in advance for your assistance.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately.


Request for Your Assistance on Learning About Archive Access Problems For Holocaust and Holocaust Era Records #romania

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Dear Jewish Genealogist:

I will be talking in Europe in June on access to Holocaust and Holocaust era
records. I am asking you for your assistance on problems you may have
incurred when trying to access these Holocaust records. Not all records are
birth, marriage, death or census records. These records could be
institutional records, passport, transit visas, concentration camp records,
property records, art works and other similar documents. With respect to
access to archives, either in person or by written communication, had you
encountered problems or obstacles with respect to the availability of the
records. I do not mean if the records are not on the Internet and
therefore, they are not accessible >from the comfort on our homes.

The scope of this covers not only vital records >from 1860-1948-the time
frame people in the holocaust may have been alive to just after the
Holocaust and includes displaced persons camp records. We need to know who
was there in order to know who is no longer there- which is why I am also
asking about records that would tell us who was alive at the time-i.e.
starting in the 1860's--the outside date of someone still alive in
1939-1945. If you know the person died before the Holocaust please do not
reply that you can't get their records-this if for people alive at the
beginning of the Holocaust. I am looking for information on access
problems-whether a government agency or private archive ignored your
request, refused access to the records, the records were not researchable
when at the archives, the cost of obtaining the records was prohibitive, in
other words obstacles you may have encountered >from a government archive or
private archive for archival documents that cover the Holocaust or Holocaust
era type governments.

I would appreciate if you would get back to me back with the following: name
of country, archive and the type of access problem you incurred. We
recognize that some countries have specific time embargoes before records
may be accessible--and that is an access impediment that can be submitted. I
would appreciate your objective comments and not "complaints" as we need to
know where and what the problems are before we can try to get changes.

On the other hand, if you had a positive experience I would also like to
hear about that as positive examples to show others is helpful.

I would appreciate hearing >from you before April 30.

Thank you in advance for your assistance.

Jan


Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Request for Your Assistance on Learning About Archive Access Problems For Holocaust and Holocaust Era Records #scandinavia

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Dear Jewish Genealogist:

I will be talking in Europe in June on access to Holocaust and Holocaust era
records. I am asking you for your assistance on problems you may have
incurred when trying to access these Holocaust records. Not all records are
birth, marriage, death or census records. These records could be
institutional records, passport, transit visas, concentration camp records,
property records, art works and other similar documents. With respect to
access to archives, either in person or by written communication, had you
encountered problems or obstacles with respect to the availability of the
records. I do not mean if the records are not on the Internet and
therefore, they are not accessible >from the comfort on our homes.

The scope of this covers not only vital records >from 1860-1948-the time
frame people in the holocaust may have been alive to just after the
Holocaust and includes displaced persons camp records. We need to know who
was there in order to know who is no longer there- which is why I am also
asking about records that would tell us who was alive at the time-i.e.
starting in the 1860's--the outside date of someone still alive in
1939-1945. If you know the person died before the Holocaust please do not
reply that you can't get their records-this if for people alive at the
beginning of the Holocaust. I am looking for information on access
problems-whether a government agency or private archive ignored your
request, refused access to the records, the records were not researchable
when at the archives, the cost of obtaining the records was prohibitive, in
other words obstacles you may have encountered >from a government archive or
private archive for archival documents that cover the Holocaust or Holocaust
era type governments.

I would appreciate if you would get back to me back with the following: name
of country, archive and the type of access problem you incurred. We
recognize that some countries have specific time embargoes before records
may be accessible--and that is an access impediment that can be submitted. I
would appreciate your objective comments and not "complaints" as we need to
know where and what the problems are before we can try to get changes.

On the other hand, if you had a positive experience I would also like to
hear about that as positive examples to show others is helpful.

I would appreciate hearing >from you before April 30.

Thank you in advance for your assistance.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately.


Latvia SIG #Latvia Request for Your Assistance on Learning About Archive Access Problems For Holocaust and Holocaust Era Records #latvia

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Dear Jewish Genealogist:

I will be talking in Europe in June on access to Holocaust and Holocaust era
records. I am asking you for your assistance on problems you may have
incurred when trying to access these Holocaust records. Not all records are
birth, marriage, death or census records. These records could be
institutional records, passport, transit visas, concentration camp records,
property records, art works and other similar documents. With respect to
access to archives, either in person or by written communication, had you
encountered problems or obstacles with respect to the availability of the
records. I do not mean if the records are not on the Internet and
therefore, they are not accessible >from the comfort on our homes.

The scope of this covers not only vital records >from 1860-1948-the time
frame people in the holocaust may have been alive to just after the
Holocaust and includes displaced persons camp records. We need to know who
was there in order to know who is no longer there- which is why I am also
asking about records that would tell us who was alive at the time-i.e.
starting in the 1860's--the outside date of someone still alive in
1939-1945. If you know the person died before the Holocaust please do not
reply that you can't get their records-this if for people alive at the
beginning of the Holocaust. I am looking for information on access
problems-whether a government agency or private archive ignored your
request, refused access to the records, the records were not researchable
when at the archives, the cost of obtaining the records was prohibitive, in
other words obstacles you may have encountered >from a government archive or
private archive for archival documents that cover the Holocaust or Holocaust
era type governments.

I would appreciate if you would get back to me back with the following: name
of country, archive and the type of access problem you incurred. We
recognize that some countries have specific time embargoes before records
may be accessible--and that is an access impediment that can be submitted. I
would appreciate your objective comments and not "complaints" as we need to
know where and what the problems are before we can try to get changes.

On the other hand, if you had a positive experience I would also like to
hear about that as positive examples to show others is helpful.

I would appreciate hearing >from you before April 30.

Thank you in advance for your assistance.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately.


Romania SIG #Romania Request for Your Assistance on Learning About Archive Access Problems For Holocaust and Holocaust Era Records #romania

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Dear Jewish Genealogist:

I will be talking in Europe in June on access to Holocaust and Holocaust era
records. I am asking you for your assistance on problems you may have
incurred when trying to access these Holocaust records. Not all records are
birth, marriage, death or census records. These records could be
institutional records, passport, transit visas, concentration camp records,
property records, art works and other similar documents. With respect to
access to archives, either in person or by written communication, had you
encountered problems or obstacles with respect to the availability of the
records. I do not mean if the records are not on the Internet and
therefore, they are not accessible >from the comfort on our homes.

The scope of this covers not only vital records >from 1860-1948-the time
frame people in the holocaust may have been alive to just after the
Holocaust and includes displaced persons camp records. We need to know who
was there in order to know who is no longer there- which is why I am also
asking about records that would tell us who was alive at the time-i.e.
starting in the 1860's--the outside date of someone still alive in
1939-1945. If you know the person died before the Holocaust please do not
reply that you can't get their records-this if for people alive at the
beginning of the Holocaust. I am looking for information on access
problems-whether a government agency or private archive ignored your
request, refused access to the records, the records were not researchable
when at the archives, the cost of obtaining the records was prohibitive, in
other words obstacles you may have encountered >from a government archive or
private archive for archival documents that cover the Holocaust or Holocaust
era type governments.

I would appreciate if you would get back to me back with the following: name
of country, archive and the type of access problem you incurred. We
recognize that some countries have specific time embargoes before records
may be accessible--and that is an access impediment that can be submitted. I
would appreciate your objective comments and not "complaints" as we need to
know where and what the problems are before we can try to get changes.

On the other hand, if you had a positive experience I would also like to
hear about that as positive examples to show others is helpful.

I would appreciate hearing >from you before April 30.

Thank you in advance for your assistance.

Jan


Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Scandinavia SIG #Scandinavia Request for Your Assistance on Learning About Archive Access Problems For Holocaust and Holocaust Era Records #scandinavia

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Dear Jewish Genealogist:

I will be talking in Europe in June on access to Holocaust and Holocaust era
records. I am asking you for your assistance on problems you may have
incurred when trying to access these Holocaust records. Not all records are
birth, marriage, death or census records. These records could be
institutional records, passport, transit visas, concentration camp records,
property records, art works and other similar documents. With respect to
access to archives, either in person or by written communication, had you
encountered problems or obstacles with respect to the availability of the
records. I do not mean if the records are not on the Internet and
therefore, they are not accessible >from the comfort on our homes.

The scope of this covers not only vital records >from 1860-1948-the time
frame people in the holocaust may have been alive to just after the
Holocaust and includes displaced persons camp records. We need to know who
was there in order to know who is no longer there- which is why I am also
asking about records that would tell us who was alive at the time-i.e.
starting in the 1860's--the outside date of someone still alive in
1939-1945. If you know the person died before the Holocaust please do not
reply that you can't get their records-this if for people alive at the
beginning of the Holocaust. I am looking for information on access
problems-whether a government agency or private archive ignored your
request, refused access to the records, the records were not researchable
when at the archives, the cost of obtaining the records was prohibitive, in
other words obstacles you may have encountered >from a government archive or
private archive for archival documents that cover the Holocaust or Holocaust
era type governments.

I would appreciate if you would get back to me back with the following: name
of country, archive and the type of access problem you incurred. We
recognize that some countries have specific time embargoes before records
may be accessible--and that is an access impediment that can be submitted. I
would appreciate your objective comments and not "complaints" as we need to
know where and what the problems are before we can try to get changes.

On the other hand, if you had a positive experience I would also like to
hear about that as positive examples to show others is helpful.

I would appreciate hearing >from you before April 30.

Thank you in advance for your assistance.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately.


Request for Your Assistance on Learning About Archive Access Problems For Holocaust and Holocaust Era Records #germany #poland #danzig #gdansk

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Dear Jewish Genealogist:

I will be talking in Europe in June on access to Holocaust and Holocaust era
records. I am asking you for your assistance on problems you may have
incurred when trying to access these Holocaust records. Not all records are
birth, marriage, death or census records. These records could be
institutional records, passport, transit visas, concentration camp records,
property records, art works and other similar documents. With respect to
access to archives, either in person or by written communication, had you
encountered problems or obstacles with respect to the availability of the
records. I do not mean if the records are not on the Internet and
therefore, they are not accessible >from the comfort on our homes.

The scope of this covers not only vital records >from 1860-1948-the time
frame people in the holocaust may have been alive to just after the
Holocaust and includes displaced persons camp records. We need to know who
was there in order to know who is no longer there- which is why I am also
asking about records that would tell us who was alive at the time-i.e.
starting in the 1860's--the outside date of someone still alive in
1939-1945. If you know the person died before the Holocaust please do not
reply that you can't get their records-this if for people alive at the
beginning of the Holocaust. I am looking for information on access
problems-whether a government agency or private archive ignored your
request, refused access to the records, the records were not researchable
when at the archives, the cost of obtaining the records was prohibitive, in
other words obstacles you may have encountered >from a government archive or
private archive for archival documents that cover the Holocaust or Holocaust
era type governments.

I would appreciate if you would get back to me back with the following: name
of country, archive and the type of access problem you incurred. We
recognize that some countries have specific time embargoes before records
may be accessible--and that is an access impediment that can be submitted. I
would appreciate your objective comments and not "complaints" as we need to
know where and what the problems are before we can try to get changes.

On the other hand, if you had a positive experience I would also like to
hear about that as positive examples to show others is helpful.

I would appreciate hearing >from you before April 30.

Thank you in advance for your assistance.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately.


Danzig/Gedansk SIG #Danzig #Gdansk #Germany #Poland Request for Your Assistance on Learning About Archive Access Problems For Holocaust and Holocaust Era Records #gdansk #germany #poland #danzig

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Dear Jewish Genealogist:

I will be talking in Europe in June on access to Holocaust and Holocaust era
records. I am asking you for your assistance on problems you may have
incurred when trying to access these Holocaust records. Not all records are
birth, marriage, death or census records. These records could be
institutional records, passport, transit visas, concentration camp records,
property records, art works and other similar documents. With respect to
access to archives, either in person or by written communication, had you
encountered problems or obstacles with respect to the availability of the
records. I do not mean if the records are not on the Internet and
therefore, they are not accessible >from the comfort on our homes.

The scope of this covers not only vital records >from 1860-1948-the time
frame people in the holocaust may have been alive to just after the
Holocaust and includes displaced persons camp records. We need to know who
was there in order to know who is no longer there- which is why I am also
asking about records that would tell us who was alive at the time-i.e.
starting in the 1860's--the outside date of someone still alive in
1939-1945. If you know the person died before the Holocaust please do not
reply that you can't get their records-this if for people alive at the
beginning of the Holocaust. I am looking for information on access
problems-whether a government agency or private archive ignored your
request, refused access to the records, the records were not researchable
when at the archives, the cost of obtaining the records was prohibitive, in
other words obstacles you may have encountered >from a government archive or
private archive for archival documents that cover the Holocaust or Holocaust
era type governments.

I would appreciate if you would get back to me back with the following: name
of country, archive and the type of access problem you incurred. We
recognize that some countries have specific time embargoes before records
may be accessible--and that is an access impediment that can be submitted. I
would appreciate your objective comments and not "complaints" as we need to
know where and what the problems are before we can try to get changes.

On the other hand, if you had a positive experience I would also like to
hear about that as positive examples to show others is helpful.

I would appreciate hearing >from you before April 30.

Thank you in advance for your assistance.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately.


Request for Your Assistance on Learning About Archive Access Problems For Holocaust and Holocaust Era Records #france

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Dear Jewish Genealogist:

I will be talking in Europe in June on access to Holocaust and Holocaust era
records. I am asking you for your assistance on problems you may have
incurred when trying to access these Holocaust records. Not all records are
birth, marriage, death or census records. These records could be
institutional records, passport, transit visas, concentration camp records,
property records, art works and other similar documents. With respect to
access to archives, either in person or by written communication, had you
encountered problems or obstacles with respect to the availability of the
records. I do not mean if the records are not on the Internet and
therefore, they are not accessible >from the comfort on our homes.

The scope of this covers not only vital records >from 1860-1948-the time
frame people in the holocaust may have been alive to just after the
Holocaust and includes displaced persons camp records. We need to know who
was there in order to know who is no longer there- which is why I am also
asking about records that would tell us who was alive at the time-i.e.
starting in the 1860's--the outside date of someone still alive in
1939-1945. If you know the person died before the Holocaust please do not
reply that you can't get their records-this if for people alive at the
beginning of the Holocaust. I am looking for information on access
problems-whether a government agency or private archive ignored your
request, refused access to the records, the records were not researchable
when at the archives, the cost of obtaining the records was prohibitive, in
other words obstacles you may have encountered >from a government archive or
private archive for archival documents that cover the Holocaust or Holocaust
era type governments.

I would appreciate if you would get back to me back with the following: name
of country, archive and the type of access problem you incurred. We
recognize that some countries have specific time embargoes before records
may be accessible--and that is an access impediment that can be submitted. I
would appreciate your objective comments and not "complaints" as we need to
know where and what the problems are before we can try to get changes.

On the other hand, if you had a positive experience I would also like to
hear about that as positive examples to show others is helpful.

I would appreciate hearing >from you before April 30.

Thank you in advance for your assistance.

Jan


Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


French SIG #France Request for Your Assistance on Learning About Archive Access Problems For Holocaust and Holocaust Era Records #france

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Dear Jewish Genealogist:

I will be talking in Europe in June on access to Holocaust and Holocaust era
records. I am asking you for your assistance on problems you may have
incurred when trying to access these Holocaust records. Not all records are
birth, marriage, death or census records. These records could be
institutional records, passport, transit visas, concentration camp records,
property records, art works and other similar documents. With respect to
access to archives, either in person or by written communication, had you
encountered problems or obstacles with respect to the availability of the
records. I do not mean if the records are not on the Internet and
therefore, they are not accessible >from the comfort on our homes.

The scope of this covers not only vital records >from 1860-1948-the time
frame people in the holocaust may have been alive to just after the
Holocaust and includes displaced persons camp records. We need to know who
was there in order to know who is no longer there- which is why I am also
asking about records that would tell us who was alive at the time-i.e.
starting in the 1860's--the outside date of someone still alive in
1939-1945. If you know the person died before the Holocaust please do not
reply that you can't get their records-this if for people alive at the
beginning of the Holocaust. I am looking for information on access
problems-whether a government agency or private archive ignored your
request, refused access to the records, the records were not researchable
when at the archives, the cost of obtaining the records was prohibitive, in
other words obstacles you may have encountered >from a government archive or
private archive for archival documents that cover the Holocaust or Holocaust
era type governments.

I would appreciate if you would get back to me back with the following: name
of country, archive and the type of access problem you incurred. We
recognize that some countries have specific time embargoes before records
may be accessible--and that is an access impediment that can be submitted. I
would appreciate your objective comments and not "complaints" as we need to
know where and what the problems are before we can try to get changes.

On the other hand, if you had a positive experience I would also like to
hear about that as positive examples to show others is helpful.

I would appreciate hearing >from you before April 30.

Thank you in advance for your assistance.

Jan


Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


A Gordon from Zagare to South Africa #southafrica

Cliff Marks <c.v.marks@...>
 

I am trying to find out any information about my grandfather's brother
who emigrated >from Zagare (Zhagar), Lithuania to South Africa around
1900. One of the problems is that I am not 100% sure what his actual
name was; we think it was Lazar (Eliezer?) Gordon. So finding an
actual listing of Gordon family members in Zagare >from around 1900
would be extremely helpful. However, I have had no luck finding any
such information through the All Lithuanian Data base on JewishGen and
have only found the 1935 death certificate of my grandfather's mother,
which I already had. There may be some distant ancestors on the 1854
revision list, but nothing >from around the turn of the century. I
heard there was a census that covered Zagare in 1897 but I can't find
anything about it on the JewishGen (or LitvakSIG) data bases. Does
anybody know about that census and how to access it? Or any other
possible source of information?

On the South Africa end I have tried the South African Jewish
Rootsbank but found no match. But I would be interested if there are
any Lazar Gordon descendants in South Africa. As I said, I am not
100% sure of my great uncle's name. But his brother (my grandfather)
was Isadore (originally Isaac) Gordon who ended up in Los Angeles; his
other brother was Harry who ended up in Ohio; there was a sister named
Rose who ended up in Chicago. Their mother was Feige (who died in
Lithuania in 1935) and their father was (probably) Israel Zelig Gordon.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Cliff Marks,
Vashon Island, WA


South Africa SIG #SouthAfrica A Gordon from Zagare to South Africa #southafrica

Cliff Marks <c.v.marks@...>
 

I am trying to find out any information about my grandfather's brother
who emigrated >from Zagare (Zhagar), Lithuania to South Africa around
1900. One of the problems is that I am not 100% sure what his actual
name was; we think it was Lazar (Eliezer?) Gordon. So finding an
actual listing of Gordon family members in Zagare >from around 1900
would be extremely helpful. However, I have had no luck finding any
such information through the All Lithuanian Data base on JewishGen and
have only found the 1935 death certificate of my grandfather's mother,
which I already had. There may be some distant ancestors on the 1854
revision list, but nothing >from around the turn of the century. I
heard there was a census that covered Zagare in 1897 but I can't find
anything about it on the JewishGen (or LitvakSIG) data bases. Does
anybody know about that census and how to access it? Or any other
possible source of information?

On the South Africa end I have tried the South African Jewish
Rootsbank but found no match. But I would be interested if there are
any Lazar Gordon descendants in South Africa. As I said, I am not
100% sure of my great uncle's name. But his brother (my grandfather)
was Isadore (originally Isaac) Gordon who ended up in Los Angeles; his
other brother was Harry who ended up in Ohio; there was a sister named
Rose who ended up in Chicago. Their mother was Feige (who died in
Lithuania in 1935) and their father was (probably) Israel Zelig Gordon.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Cliff Marks,
Vashon Island, WA


Request for Your Assistance on Learning About Archive Access Problems For Holocaust and Holocaust Era Records #bessarabia

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Dear Jewish Genealogist:

I will be talking in Europe in June on access to Holocaust and Holocaust era
records. I am asking you for your assistance on problems you may have
incurred when trying to access these Holocaust records. Not all records are
birth, marriage, death or census records. These records could be
institutional records, passport, transit visas, concentration camp records,
property records, art works and other similar documents. With respect to
access to archives, either in person or by written communication, had you
encountered problems or obstacles with respect to the availability of the
records. I do not mean if the records are not on the Internet and
therefore, they are not accessible >from the comfort on our homes.

The scope of this covers not only vital records >from 1860-1948-the time
frame people in the holocaust may have been alive to just after the
Holocaust and includes displaced persons camp records. We need to know who
was there in order to know who is no longer there- which is why I am also
asking about records that would tell us who was alive at the time-i.e.
starting in the 1860's--the outside date of someone still alive in
1939-1945. If you know the person died before the Holocaust please do not
reply that you can't get their records-this if for people alive at the
beginning of the Holocaust. I am looking for information on access
problems-whether a government agency or private archive ignored your
request, refused access to the records, the records were not researchable
when at the archives, the cost of obtaining the records was prohibitive, in
other words obstacles you may have encountered >from a government archive or
private archive for archival documents that cover the Holocaust or Holocaust
era type governments.

I would appreciate if you would get back to me back with the following: name
of country, archive and the type of access problem you incurred. We
recognize that some countries have specific time embargoes before records
may be accessible--and that is an access impediment that can be submitted. I
would appreciate your objective comments and not "complaints" as we need to
know where and what the problems are before we can try to get changes.

On the other hand, if you had a positive experience I would also like to
hear about that as positive examples to show others is helpful.

I would appreciate hearing >from you before April 30.

Thank you in advance for your assistance.

Jan


Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Bessarabia SIG #Bessarabia Request for Your Assistance on Learning About Archive Access Problems For Holocaust and Holocaust Era Records #bessarabia

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Dear Jewish Genealogist:

I will be talking in Europe in June on access to Holocaust and Holocaust era
records. I am asking you for your assistance on problems you may have
incurred when trying to access these Holocaust records. Not all records are
birth, marriage, death or census records. These records could be
institutional records, passport, transit visas, concentration camp records,
property records, art works and other similar documents. With respect to
access to archives, either in person or by written communication, had you
encountered problems or obstacles with respect to the availability of the
records. I do not mean if the records are not on the Internet and
therefore, they are not accessible >from the comfort on our homes.

The scope of this covers not only vital records >from 1860-1948-the time
frame people in the holocaust may have been alive to just after the
Holocaust and includes displaced persons camp records. We need to know who
was there in order to know who is no longer there- which is why I am also
asking about records that would tell us who was alive at the time-i.e.
starting in the 1860's--the outside date of someone still alive in
1939-1945. If you know the person died before the Holocaust please do not
reply that you can't get their records-this if for people alive at the
beginning of the Holocaust. I am looking for information on access
problems-whether a government agency or private archive ignored your
request, refused access to the records, the records were not researchable
when at the archives, the cost of obtaining the records was prohibitive, in
other words obstacles you may have encountered >from a government archive or
private archive for archival documents that cover the Holocaust or Holocaust
era type governments.

I would appreciate if you would get back to me back with the following: name
of country, archive and the type of access problem you incurred. We
recognize that some countries have specific time embargoes before records
may be accessible--and that is an access impediment that can be submitted. I
would appreciate your objective comments and not "complaints" as we need to
know where and what the problems are before we can try to get changes.

On the other hand, if you had a positive experience I would also like to
hear about that as positive examples to show others is helpful.

I would appreciate hearing >from you before April 30.

Thank you in advance for your assistance.

Jan


Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Request for Your Assistance on Learning About Archive Access Problems For Holocaust and Holocaust Era Records #southafrica

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Dear Jewish Genealogist:

I will be talking in Europe in June on access to Holocaust and Holocaust era
records. I am asking you for your assistance on problems you may have
incurred when trying to access these Holocaust records. Not all records are
birth, marriage, death or census records. These records could be
institutional records, passport, transit visas, concentration camp records,
property records, art works and other similar documents. With respect to
access to archives, either in person or by written communication, had you
encountered problems or obstacles with respect to the availability of the
records. I do not mean if the records are not on the Internet and
therefore, they are not accessible >from the comfort on our homes.

The scope of this covers not only vital records >from 1860-1948 -- the time
frame people in the holocaust may have been alive to just after the
Holocaust and includes displaced persons camp records. We need to know who
was there in order to know who is no longer there- which is why I am also
asking about records that would tell us who was alive at the time, i.e.
starting in the 1860's--the outside date of someone still alive in
1939-1945. If you know the person died before the Holocaust please do not
reply that you can't get their records -- this if for people alive at the
beginning of the Holocaust. I am looking for information on access
problems-whether a government agency or private archive ignored your
request, refused access to the records, the records were not researchable
when at the archives, the cost of obtaining the records was prohibitive, in
other words obstacles you may have encountered >from a government archive or
private archive for archival documents that cover the Holocaust or Holocaust
era type governments.

I would appreciate if you would get back to me back with the following: name
of country, archive and the type of access problem you incurred. We
recognize that some countries have specific time embargoes before records
may be accessible--and that is an access impediment that can be submitted. I
would appreciate your objective comments and not 'complaints' as we need to
know where and what the problems are before we can try to get changes.

On the other hand, if you had a positive experience I would also like to
hear about that as positive examples to show others is helpful.

I would appreciate hearing >from you before April 30.

Thank you in advance for your assistance.

Jan


Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


South Africa SIG #SouthAfrica Request for Your Assistance on Learning About Archive Access Problems For Holocaust and Holocaust Era Records #southafrica

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Dear Jewish Genealogist:

I will be talking in Europe in June on access to Holocaust and Holocaust era
records. I am asking you for your assistance on problems you may have
incurred when trying to access these Holocaust records. Not all records are
birth, marriage, death or census records. These records could be
institutional records, passport, transit visas, concentration camp records,
property records, art works and other similar documents. With respect to
access to archives, either in person or by written communication, had you
encountered problems or obstacles with respect to the availability of the
records. I do not mean if the records are not on the Internet and
therefore, they are not accessible >from the comfort on our homes.

The scope of this covers not only vital records >from 1860-1948 -- the time
frame people in the holocaust may have been alive to just after the
Holocaust and includes displaced persons camp records. We need to know who
was there in order to know who is no longer there- which is why I am also
asking about records that would tell us who was alive at the time, i.e.
starting in the 1860's--the outside date of someone still alive in
1939-1945. If you know the person died before the Holocaust please do not
reply that you can't get their records -- this if for people alive at the
beginning of the Holocaust. I am looking for information on access
problems-whether a government agency or private archive ignored your
request, refused access to the records, the records were not researchable
when at the archives, the cost of obtaining the records was prohibitive, in
other words obstacles you may have encountered >from a government archive or
private archive for archival documents that cover the Holocaust or Holocaust
era type governments.

I would appreciate if you would get back to me back with the following: name
of country, archive and the type of access problem you incurred. We
recognize that some countries have specific time embargoes before records
may be accessible--and that is an access impediment that can be submitted. I
would appreciate your objective comments and not 'complaints' as we need to
know where and what the problems are before we can try to get changes.

On the other hand, if you had a positive experience I would also like to
hear about that as positive examples to show others is helpful.

I would appreciate hearing >from you before April 30.

Thank you in advance for your assistance.

Jan


Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Jewish Affairs S.Africa Lithuanian Issue #southafrica

Saul Issroff
 

David Saks, the editor, writes:
We are pleased to present the latest (Pesach, 2014) issue of Jewish
Affairs. You can access it (as well as previous issues over the past
five years) online at
http://www.jewishsa.co.za/media/jewish-affairs/jewish-affairs-pesach-2014-edition-2/.
The printed version will be sent out shortly.

This Pesach 2014 issue of Jewish Affairs is divided into two broad
themes. The first looks at the legacy of Jewish Lithuania, providing
perspectives by those who were born and grew up there, those
descendants of Jewish Lithuanians who have returned to visit and from
a renowned rabbi and historian on Lithuanian Jewry's enduring
spiritual-intellectual heritage. ...


Saul Issroff


South Africa SIG #SouthAfrica Jewish Affairs S.Africa Lithuanian Issue #southafrica

Saul Issroff
 

David Saks, the editor, writes:
We are pleased to present the latest (Pesach, 2014) issue of Jewish
Affairs. You can access it (as well as previous issues over the past
five years) online at
http://www.jewishsa.co.za/media/jewish-affairs/jewish-affairs-pesach-2014-edition-2/.
The printed version will be sent out shortly.

This Pesach 2014 issue of Jewish Affairs is divided into two broad
themes. The first looks at the legacy of Jewish Lithuania, providing
perspectives by those who were born and grew up there, those
descendants of Jewish Lithuanians who have returned to visit and from
a renowned rabbi and historian on Lithuanian Jewry's enduring
spiritual-intellectual heritage. ...


Saul Issroff


Request for Your Assistance on Learning About Archive Access Problems For Holocaust and Holocaust Era Records #ukraine

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Dear Jewish Genealogist:

I will be talking in Europe in June on access to Holocaust and Holocaust era
records. I am asking you for your assistance on problems you may have
incurred when trying to access these Holocaust records. Not all records are
birth, marriage, death or census records. These records could be
institutional records, passport, transit visas, concentration camp records,
property records, art works and other similar documents. With respect to
access to archives, either in person or by written communication, had you
encountered problems or obstacles with respect to the availability of the
records. I do not mean if the records are not on the Internet and
therefore, they are not accessible >from the comfort on our homes.

The scope of this covers not only vital records >from 1860-1948-the time
frame people in the holocaust may have been alive to just after the
Holocaust and includes displaced persons camp records. We need to know who
was there in order to know who is no longer there- which is why I am also
asking about records that would tell us who was alive at the time-i.e.
starting in the 1860's--the outside date of someone still alive in
1939-1945. If you know the person died before the Holocaust please do not
reply that you can't get their records-this if for people alive at the
beginning of the Holocaust. I am looking for information on access
problems-whether a government agency or private archive ignored your
request, refused access to the records, the records were not researchable
when at the archives, the cost of obtaining the records was prohibitive, in
other words obstacles you may have encountered >from a government archive or
private archive for archival documents that cover the Holocaust or Holocaust
era type governments.

I would appreciate if you would get back to me back with the following: name
of country, archive and the type of access problem you incurred. We
recognize that some countries have specific time embargoes before records
may be accessible--and that is an access impediment that can be submitted. I
would appreciate your objective comments and not "complaints" as we need to
know where and what the problems are before we can try to get changes.

On the other hand, if you had a positive experience I would also like to
hear about that as positive examples to show others is helpful.

I would appreciate hearing >from you before April 30.

Thank you in advance for your assistance.

Jan


Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Request for Your Assistance on Learning About Archive Access Problems For Holocaust and Holocaust Era Records #ukraine

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Dear Jewish Genealogist:

I will be talking in Europe in June on access to Holocaust and Holocaust era
records. I am asking you for your assistance on problems you may have
incurred when trying to access these Holocaust records. Not all records are
birth, marriage, death or census records. These records could be
institutional records, passport, transit visas, concentration camp records,
property records, art works and other similar documents. With respect to
access to archives, either in person or by written communication, had you
encountered problems or obstacles with respect to the availability of the
records. I do not mean if the records are not on the Internet and
therefore, they are not accessible >from the comfort on our homes.

The scope of this covers not only vital records >from 1860-1948-the time
frame people in the holocaust may have been alive to just after the
Holocaust and includes displaced persons camp records. We need to know who
was there in order to know who is no longer there- which is why I am also
asking about records that would tell us who was alive at the time-i.e.
starting in the 1860's--the outside date of someone still alive in
1939-1945. If you know the person died before the Holocaust please do not
reply that you can't get their records-this if for people alive at the
beginning of the Holocaust. I am looking for information on access
problems-whether a government agency or private archive ignored your
request, refused access to the records, the records were not researchable
when at the archives, the cost of obtaining the records was prohibitive, in
other words obstacles you may have encountered >from a government archive or
private archive for archival documents that cover the Holocaust or Holocaust
era type governments.

I would appreciate if you would get back to me back with the following: name
of country, archive and the type of access problem you incurred. We
recognize that some countries have specific time embargoes before records
may be accessible--and that is an access impediment that can be submitted. I
would appreciate your objective comments and not "complaints" as we need to
know where and what the problems are before we can try to get changes.

On the other hand, if you had a positive experience I would also like to
hear about that as positive examples to show others is helpful.

I would appreciate hearing >from you before April 30.

Thank you in advance for your assistance.

Jan


Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee