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At Chanukah... an appeal from Stanley Diamond, Executive Director of JRI-Poland #galicia

Jewish Records Indexing - Poland
 

Dear friends:

As the festival of Chanukah is around the corner and we approach the end
of the secular year, JRI-Poland reflects on the researchers who have
recognized the invaluable role we play and in so doing, have generously
supported our programs and initiatives.

This year -- more than ever -- we need the support of each and every
researcher who utilizes the JRI-Poland website and database of Polish
and Galician records... sometimes making life-changing discoveries along
the way.

And so, when making your year-end contributions, we ask you to
recognize how we have made a difference for you, your family and
countless others and give serious consideration to the three ways in which
your support can be so vital to helping JRI-Poland build our database,
enhance our initiatives and make our efforts to benefit you even more
meaningful.

Here is how you can make a difference.

1) Contribute to a Town Project

There is more to do for almost every town in our database, including
adding more years and supplementing existing indices with additional
information. Donations of every size are needed to keep each town project
moving forward. Please contact the Town Leaders or Archive Coordinators
for your towns to find out what additional indexing or records extraction
needs to be done or write to questions@jri-poland.org. Please give
generously to these worthwhile projects.

2) Give a Gift to our Next Generation Project

JRI-Poland's ambitious Next Generation project will make our database
even more valuable for researchers in the future. It will also ensure that
future leadership will have the tools to best help the research community.
The 'Next Gen' Project requires significant donations. It entails the first
overhaul of our database and website in 25 years. It is our commitment to
bring you the optimum ways to access and analyze the information you
need to build your family tree and retrieve the names of your previously
unknown ancestors and lost relatives.

For more information about Next Gen, please write to
nextgen@jri-poland.org . Read more at:
http://www.jri-poland.org/NextGeneration.pdf

3) Help Strengthen our General Fund

Those of you who know me and my colleagues are surely aware how we
have labored tirelessly to make JRI-Poland what it is, the home of the
largest collection of Jewish vital records online. But, we volunteers can
only accomplish so much. As JRI-Poland has grown over the years, we've
experienced increasing Technical and Accounting & Auditing needs that
require professional resources, and since we are a completely
independent organization that has never/never charged a membership fee,
we need to strengthen our General Fund that supports our underlying
structure.

No donation is too small and every donation is greatly appreciated! You
can donate online at: www.jri-poland.org/support.htm

When donating by credit card, under "Town Name' please write in which
town you wish to support, or under Allocation of Your Contribution, choose
"Next Generation Project" or "General Fund" depending on your intention.

Remember, we now also provide a facility to make recurring donations.
Small donations >from you each month add up and can make a large
difference to us.

Finally, JRI-Poland has been the recipient of a number of bequests >from
researchers remembering our organization in their estate planning. These
bequests have given us the flexibility in the past to invest in new
indexing/extractions projects. We hope that those of you who are in
position to do so will consider supporting the JRI-Poland legacy with a
bequest of your own.

Note: JRI-Poland is an independent non-profit organization, a registered
501(c)(3) in the United States, with its own administration, volunteers and
fundraising. As a courtesy to researchers, JRI-Poland enables its data
search results to be displayed on JewishGen's All Poland Database.

Wishing each and every one a healthy and joyous Chanukah.

Stanley Diamond
Executive Director, JRI-Poland.org
On behalf of the board of JRI-Poland


Re: 1764 census content #galicia

Eli Brauner
 

Regarding the 1764 obstacle:

Comparing Cadastral maps with land survey beginning in 1785 till 1875,
can solve this problem.

Eli Brauner
Israel

Jacob Heisler <jwh1193@gmail.com> wrote:

<I think it's worth remembering an important problem with using this
census for genealogical research: most of the towns in the census
don't have records that go far back enough to easily match the people
in the census with their ancestors. The furthest back most of those
towns' records go is the 1820s, some 60 years after the census was
taken, and some of the towns' earliest records are later than that.
Even if the 1764 census did have surnames, it would be tricky to not
only find people in both the census and the later records, but prove
that they're the same person. Without surnames, it would be extremely
challenging to bridge that decades-long gap. The fact some of the
towns in the census only included head of households only makes
things worse. I agree this census shouldn't be ignored altogether and it
should be indexed at some point, but unfortunately without more
records to bridge the gap between the census and later records I doubt
many people will get much use out of it.>>


Re: 1764 census content #galicia

Logan J. Kleinwaks
 

If you are not able to make a connection to these 1764-1766 censuses
because of a gap in records for your town, I encourage you to try to
find additional records and make them available. In general, notary
records, property ownership records, contracts, inheritance documents,
and the like have not been well-explored or surfaced to the Jewish
genealogy community. Sometimes, these contain little genealogical
information, but sometimes they can be goldmines (and have been the
most useful genealogical documents for me personally). Besides what
you find in online inventories, the collections of the magnates who
owned the towns are good places to check. Also, the Teki Antoniego
Schneidra at the Wawel branch of AP Krakow, as has been mentioned
here before.

In the case of Jaroslaw, one of the towns covered by this book of
censuses, there is even a known source that might be helpful but has
not been made widely available (as far as I know): 50 volumes of
tabula registers (1792-1892) in Lviv, see
https://www.geshergalicia.org/galitzianer/tabula-registers-an-untapped-genealogical-resource-in-the-lviv-archives/.
[Or https://tinyurl.com/TabulaRegisters -- MOD.]

There is also an online source (previously mentioned) that is known to
contain useful material for many towns and that anyone can explore
further right now, but has not been fully explored: the digital holdings of
the Ossolineum, see
http://genealogyindexer.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=5163.

And an online inventory that I do not see mentioned often:
http://www.judaiki.judaistyka.uj.edu.pl/. (However, note that the
archival call numbers listed here are not always accurate, in my
experience, so I advise double-checking with archives before visiting
or requesting documents.)

This is not comprehensive, of course, as I do not have time to fully
research each town (please do not ask me about individual towns), but
the point is that, if you have exhausted the well-known BMD and census
records for your town, you should not despair. There might still be
valuable genealogical sources to discover and it is within your power
to either search for them or support a project to do so.

Logan Kleinwaks
kleinwaks@alumni.princeton.edu
near Washington, D.C.


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia At Chanukah... an appeal from Stanley Diamond, Executive Director of JRI-Poland #galicia

Jewish Records Indexing - Poland
 

Dear friends:

As the festival of Chanukah is around the corner and we approach the end
of the secular year, JRI-Poland reflects on the researchers who have
recognized the invaluable role we play and in so doing, have generously
supported our programs and initiatives.

This year -- more than ever -- we need the support of each and every
researcher who utilizes the JRI-Poland website and database of Polish
and Galician records... sometimes making life-changing discoveries along
the way.

And so, when making your year-end contributions, we ask you to
recognize how we have made a difference for you, your family and
countless others and give serious consideration to the three ways in which
your support can be so vital to helping JRI-Poland build our database,
enhance our initiatives and make our efforts to benefit you even more
meaningful.

Here is how you can make a difference.

1) Contribute to a Town Project

There is more to do for almost every town in our database, including
adding more years and supplementing existing indices with additional
information. Donations of every size are needed to keep each town project
moving forward. Please contact the Town Leaders or Archive Coordinators
for your towns to find out what additional indexing or records extraction
needs to be done or write to questions@jri-poland.org. Please give
generously to these worthwhile projects.

2) Give a Gift to our Next Generation Project

JRI-Poland's ambitious Next Generation project will make our database
even more valuable for researchers in the future. It will also ensure that
future leadership will have the tools to best help the research community.
The 'Next Gen' Project requires significant donations. It entails the first
overhaul of our database and website in 25 years. It is our commitment to
bring you the optimum ways to access and analyze the information you
need to build your family tree and retrieve the names of your previously
unknown ancestors and lost relatives.

For more information about Next Gen, please write to
nextgen@jri-poland.org . Read more at:
http://www.jri-poland.org/NextGeneration.pdf

3) Help Strengthen our General Fund

Those of you who know me and my colleagues are surely aware how we
have labored tirelessly to make JRI-Poland what it is, the home of the
largest collection of Jewish vital records online. But, we volunteers can
only accomplish so much. As JRI-Poland has grown over the years, we've
experienced increasing Technical and Accounting & Auditing needs that
require professional resources, and since we are a completely
independent organization that has never/never charged a membership fee,
we need to strengthen our General Fund that supports our underlying
structure.

No donation is too small and every donation is greatly appreciated! You
can donate online at: www.jri-poland.org/support.htm

When donating by credit card, under "Town Name' please write in which
town you wish to support, or under Allocation of Your Contribution, choose
"Next Generation Project" or "General Fund" depending on your intention.

Remember, we now also provide a facility to make recurring donations.
Small donations >from you each month add up and can make a large
difference to us.

Finally, JRI-Poland has been the recipient of a number of bequests >from
researchers remembering our organization in their estate planning. These
bequests have given us the flexibility in the past to invest in new
indexing/extractions projects. We hope that those of you who are in
position to do so will consider supporting the JRI-Poland legacy with a
bequest of your own.

Note: JRI-Poland is an independent non-profit organization, a registered
501(c)(3) in the United States, with its own administration, volunteers and
fundraising. As a courtesy to researchers, JRI-Poland enables its data
search results to be displayed on JewishGen's All Poland Database.

Wishing each and every one a healthy and joyous Chanukah.

Stanley Diamond
Executive Director, JRI-Poland.org
On behalf of the board of JRI-Poland


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia RE: 1764 census content #galicia

Eli Brauner
 

Regarding the 1764 obstacle:

Comparing Cadastral maps with land survey beginning in 1785 till 1875,
can solve this problem.

Eli Brauner
Israel

Jacob Heisler <jwh1193@gmail.com> wrote:

<I think it's worth remembering an important problem with using this
census for genealogical research: most of the towns in the census
don't have records that go far back enough to easily match the people
in the census with their ancestors. The furthest back most of those
towns' records go is the 1820s, some 60 years after the census was
taken, and some of the towns' earliest records are later than that.
Even if the 1764 census did have surnames, it would be tricky to not
only find people in both the census and the later records, but prove
that they're the same person. Without surnames, it would be extremely
challenging to bridge that decades-long gap. The fact some of the
towns in the census only included head of households only makes
things worse. I agree this census shouldn't be ignored altogether and it
should be indexed at some point, but unfortunately without more
records to bridge the gap between the census and later records I doubt
many people will get much use out of it.>>


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Re: 1764 census content #galicia

Logan J. Kleinwaks
 

If you are not able to make a connection to these 1764-1766 censuses
because of a gap in records for your town, I encourage you to try to
find additional records and make them available. In general, notary
records, property ownership records, contracts, inheritance documents,
and the like have not been well-explored or surfaced to the Jewish
genealogy community. Sometimes, these contain little genealogical
information, but sometimes they can be goldmines (and have been the
most useful genealogical documents for me personally). Besides what
you find in online inventories, the collections of the magnates who
owned the towns are good places to check. Also, the Teki Antoniego
Schneidra at the Wawel branch of AP Krakow, as has been mentioned
here before.

In the case of Jaroslaw, one of the towns covered by this book of
censuses, there is even a known source that might be helpful but has
not been made widely available (as far as I know): 50 volumes of
tabula registers (1792-1892) in Lviv, see
https://www.geshergalicia.org/galitzianer/tabula-registers-an-untapped-genealogical-resource-in-the-lviv-archives/.
[Or https://tinyurl.com/TabulaRegisters -- MOD.]

There is also an online source (previously mentioned) that is known to
contain useful material for many towns and that anyone can explore
further right now, but has not been fully explored: the digital holdings of
the Ossolineum, see
http://genealogyindexer.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=5163.

And an online inventory that I do not see mentioned often:
http://www.judaiki.judaistyka.uj.edu.pl/. (However, note that the
archival call numbers listed here are not always accurate, in my
experience, so I advise double-checking with archives before visiting
or requesting documents.)

This is not comprehensive, of course, as I do not have time to fully
research each town (please do not ask me about individual towns), but
the point is that, if you have exhausted the well-known BMD and census
records for your town, you should not despair. There might still be
valuable genealogical sources to discover and it is within your power
to either search for them or support a project to do so.

Logan Kleinwaks
kleinwaks@alumni.princeton.edu
near Washington, D.C.


(Eastern Europe) Vanished World Free Downloaded 2020 Calendar - German and English Versions #belarus

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Christian Hermann has published a 2020 illustrated calendar with his
photographs of Jewish heritage sites in eastern Europe-the images are
predominately in the Ukraine -Galicia and Podolia and Belarus. The calendar
includes both the major Jewish and Christian holidays. It is free to
download.

To download it go to Hermann's blog, the Vanished World and follow the
directions:
https://vanishedworld.blog/2019/12/07/vanished-world-2020-calendar-for-free-
download/

There is one link for downloading the German version and another for the
English version. They go into a Dropbox location but you need not register
to Dropbox to download the file.

Please read the creative commons license information on the blog which
informs you of what you may and may not do with the photographs..

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Belarus SIG #Belarus (Eastern Europe) Vanished World Free Downloaded 2020 Calendar - German and English Versions #belarus

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Christian Hermann has published a 2020 illustrated calendar with his
photographs of Jewish heritage sites in eastern Europe-the images are
predominately in the Ukraine -Galicia and Podolia and Belarus. The calendar
includes both the major Jewish and Christian holidays. It is free to
download.

To download it go to Hermann's blog, the Vanished World and follow the
directions:
https://vanishedworld.blog/2019/12/07/vanished-world-2020-calendar-for-free-
download/

There is one link for downloading the German version and another for the
English version. They go into a Dropbox location but you need not register
to Dropbox to download the file.

Please read the creative commons license information on the blog which
informs you of what you may and may not do with the photographs..

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Re: gravestone pic from Montefiore Springfield Cemetery

JudiZimmer
 

I was able to obtain photos, thank you.

Judi


Re: The word 'Smouse' for a Jewish peddler #southafrica

Harold Luntz <haroldluntz@...>
 

Although I am unable to answer the thrust of the question whether the word
smouse is derogatory, my distant memory of Afrikaans tells me that smouse
is the plural of the singular word smous.

Harold Luntz


South Africa SIG #SouthAfrica Re: The word 'Smouse' for a Jewish peddler #southafrica

Harold Luntz <haroldluntz@...>
 

Although I am unable to answer the thrust of the question whether the word
smouse is derogatory, my distant memory of Afrikaans tells me that smouse
is the plural of the singular word smous.

Harold Luntz


Re: Photo Help Needed - Old Montefiore

A. E. Jordan
 

Did you get this or I am happy to try.

I appreciate a few dollars towards the expense of going there.

Let me know if yo want my help

Allan





-----Original Message-----
From: JudiZimmer <judizimm@...>
To: main <main@...>
Sent: Sat, Nov 23, 2019 6:28 pm
Subject: [JewishGen.org] Photo Help Needed - Old Montefiore

Hello, Cousins!

In 1920 my grandfather, Max Rothstein, and others incorporated a
burial society in Brooklyn. The name was the Golden Rule Friendship
Society. The plot is at Old Montefiore in Springfield Gardens, Queens.
A concrete arch is erected at what is the 'official' entrance, and the
names of the founding members are engraved on it. If anyone is going
to the cemetery, I'd appreciate photos of all the names. The last time
I was there, I stupidly forgot to take photos. Thanks in advance.

Judi Zimmer (Judith Rothstein Zimmer)


ROTHSTEIN, KOSMINSKY (Smiela), AUERBACH (Mikulince), SCHUPLER/SHUPLER,
SCHNEIDER (Buczacz), ABROMOWITZ/ABRAMOWITZ (Radomysl nad Sanem), BETT
(Nisko)


Re: gravestone pic from Montefiore Springfield Cemetery

A. E. Jordan
 

Did you get this or I might be able to help.

I appreciate a few dollars towards the expense of going but I am happy to look for them

Allan




-----Original Message-----
From: shoshanakahan8 <shoshanakahan8@...>
To: main <main@...>
Sent: Mon, Nov 25, 2019 2:22 pm
Subject: [JewishGen.org] gravestone pic from Montefiore Springfield Cemetery

If someone is going to the Montefiore Cemetery (Springfield Gardens, Queens), could they please photograph for me the following grave:
Interment #: 75065
Last Name: COOPER
First Name: CHARLES
Age: 85
Date of Death: 11/8/1951
Division:  
Block: 13
Row: 007L
Grave: 11
Section:  
Plot:


I am hoping that the gravestone will have his father's name on it.
Thanks in advance,
Shoshana


At Chanukah...an appeal from Stanley Diamond, Executive Director of JRI-Poland #poland #galicia

Stanley Diamond
 

Dear friends of JRI-Poland:
 
As the festival of Chanukah is around the corner and we approach
the end of the secular year, JRI-Poland reflects on the researchers
who have recognized the invaluable role we play and in so doing,
have generously supported our programs and initiatives.
 
This year -- more than ever -- we need the support of each and every
researcher who utilizes the JRI-Poland website and database...
sometimes making life-changing discoveries along the way.
 
And so, when making your year-end contributions, we ask you to
recognize how we have made a difference for you, your family and
countless others and give serious consideration to the three ways
n which your support can be so vital to helping JRI-Poland build our
database, enhance our initiatives and make our efforts to benefit
you even more meaningful.
 
Here is how you can make a difference.
 
1)  Contribute to a Town Project
 
There is more to do for almost every town in our database, including
adding more years and supplementing existing indices with additional
information. Donations of every size are needed to keep each town
project moving forward. Please contact the Town Leaders or Archive
Coordinators for your towns to find out what additional indexing or
records extraction needs to be done or write to questions@....
Please give generously to these worthwhile projects.
 
2)  Give a Gift to our Next Generation Project
 
JRI-Poland’s ambitious Next Generation project will make our
database even more valuable for researchers in the future. It will
also ensure that future leadership will have the tools to best help
the research community. The 'Next Gen' Project requires significant
donations. It entails the first overhaul haul of our database and
website in 25 years. It is our commitment to bring you the optimum
ways to access and analyze the information you need to build your
family tree and retrieve the names of your previously unknown
ancestors and lost relatives.
 
For more information about Next Gen, please write to nextgen@....
Read more at: http://www.jri-poland.org/NextGeneration.pdf
 
3) Help Strengthen our General Fund
 
Those of you who know me and my colleagues are surely aware
how we have labored tirelessly to make JRI-Poland what it is, the
home of the ‘largest collection of Jewish vital records online.’  But,
we volunteers can only accomplish so much.  As JRI-Poland has
grown over the years, we've experienced increasing Technical and
Accounting & Auditing needs that require professional resources,
and since we are a completely independent organization that has
never/never charged a membership fee, we need to strengthen
our General Fund that supports our underlying structure
 
No donation is too small and every donation is greatly appreciated!
You can donate online at: www.jri-poland.org/support.htm
 
When donating by credit card, under "Town Name' please write in
which town you wish to support, or under Allocation of Your
Contribution, choose 'Next Generation Project' or "General Fund"
depending on your intention.
 
Remember, we also provide a facility to make recurring donations.
 Small donations from you each month add up and can make a
large difference to us.
 
Finally, JRI-Poland has been the recipient of a number of bequests
from researchers remembering our organization in their estate
planning. These bequests have given us the flexibility in the past
to invest in new indexing/extractions projects. We hope that those
of you who are in position to do so will consider supporting the
JRI-Poland legacy with a bequest of your own.
 
Note: JRI-Poland is an independent non-profit organization, a
registered 501(c)(3) in the United States, with its own administration,
volunteers and fundraising. JRI-Poland search results are also available via JewishGen.org, which hosted JRI-Poland for many years at no charge.
 
Wishing each and every one a healthy and joyous Chanukah.
 
Stanley Diamond
Executive Director, JRI-Poland.org
On behalf of the board of JRI-Poland
 
 
 
 
 


Re: 1764 census content #galicia

Jacob Heisler
 

I think it's worth remembering an important problem with using this
census for genealogical research: most of the towns in the census
don't have records that go far back enough to easily match the people
in the census with their ancestors. The furthest back most of those
towns' records go is the 1820s, some 60 years after the census was
taken, and some of the towns' earliest records are later than that.
Even if the 1764 census did have surnames, it would be tricky to not
only find people in both the census and the later records, but prove
that they're the same person. Without surnames, it would be
extremely challenging to bridge that decades-long gap. The fact some
of the towns in the census only included head of households only
makes things worse. I agree this census shouldn't be ignored
altogether and it should be indexed at some point, but unfortunately
without more records to bridge the gap between the census and later
records I doubt many people will get much use out of it.

From,

Jacob Heisler
Boston, MA

Eric M Bloch <bloch@wi.rr.com> wrote:

Regarding Suzan Wynne's comment that "the lack of surnames would render
[a 1764] index useless for most people," I must respectfully disagree. Using
naming patterns and ages, I have had great success with Hungarian records
following my lineage back into the early 18th century, particularly when the
family remained in a given town during the years when their surnames were
added. While time- and money-limits do favor placing a higher priority on
later-time-period projects, those earlier records without surnames can be
assigned as a lower priority project, but definitely not ignored.


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Re: 1764 census content #galicia

Jacob Heisler
 

I think it's worth remembering an important problem with using this
census for genealogical research: most of the towns in the census
don't have records that go far back enough to easily match the people
in the census with their ancestors. The furthest back most of those
towns' records go is the 1820s, some 60 years after the census was
taken, and some of the towns' earliest records are later than that.
Even if the 1764 census did have surnames, it would be tricky to not
only find people in both the census and the later records, but prove
that they're the same person. Without surnames, it would be
extremely challenging to bridge that decades-long gap. The fact some
of the towns in the census only included head of households only
makes things worse. I agree this census shouldn't be ignored
altogether and it should be indexed at some point, but unfortunately
without more records to bridge the gap between the census and later
records I doubt many people will get much use out of it.

From,

Jacob Heisler
Boston, MA

Eric M Bloch <bloch@wi.rr.com> wrote:

Regarding Suzan Wynne's comment that "the lack of surnames would render
[a 1764] index useless for most people," I must respectfully disagree. Using
naming patterns and ages, I have had great success with Hungarian records
following my lineage back into the early 18th century, particularly when the
family remained in a given town during the years when their surnames were
added. While time- and money-limits do favor placing a higher priority on
later-time-period projects, those earlier records without surnames can be
assigned as a lower priority project, but definitely not ignored.


Transcription Request - Low-Quality Scan of 1912 Hungarian News Article #hungary

Yaron Wolfsthal
 

Dear Group,

I found this low-quality scan of a Hungarian newspaper >from the town
of Komarom, August 1912 -
https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM76072

I believe this references a Royal Medal (Kirålyi kitßntetÊs) awarded
to Zygmund Wolfsthal of Infantry Regiment 83.

But the rest of the sentence is excruciating difficult to transcribe.
I'd appreciate any help figuring out additional words, and the meaning
of the entire sentence.


Moderator: I suggest that you upload the image to ViewMate and repost your request
for translatiion assistance with the ViewMate ID#.


Thank you - Yaron Wolfsthal (Yaron.Wolfsthal@gmail.com)


Hungary SIG #Hungary Transcription Request - Low-Quality Scan of 1912 Hungarian News Article #hungary

Yaron Wolfsthal
 

Dear Group,

I found this low-quality scan of a Hungarian newspaper >from the town
of Komarom, August 1912 -
https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM76072

I believe this references a Royal Medal (Kirålyi kitßntetÊs) awarded
to Zygmund Wolfsthal of Infantry Regiment 83.

But the rest of the sentence is excruciating difficult to transcribe.
I'd appreciate any help figuring out additional words, and the meaning
of the entire sentence.


Moderator: I suggest that you upload the image to ViewMate and repost your request
for translatiion assistance with the ViewMate ID#.


Thank you - Yaron Wolfsthal (Yaron.Wolfsthal@gmail.com)


At Chanukah...an appeal from Stanley Diamond, Executive Director of JRI-Poland #poland

Stanley Diamond
 

Dear friends of JRI-Poland:

As the festival of Chanukah is around the corner and we approach the end of
the secular year, JRI-Poland reflects on the researchers who recognize
the invaluable role we play and in so doing, have generously supported our
programs and initiatives.

This year -- more than ever -- we need the support of each and every
researcher who utilizes the JRI-Poland website and database...sometimes
making life-changing discoveries along the way.

And so, when making your year-end contributions, we ask you to recognize
how we have made a difference for you, your family and countless others,
and give serious consideration to the three ways in which your support
can be so vital to helping JRI-Poland build our database, enhance our
initiatives and make our efforts to benefit you even more meaningful.

Here is how you can make a difference.

1) Contribute to a Town Project

There is more to do for almost every town in our database, including adding
more years and supplementing existing indices with additional information.
Donations of every size are needed to keep each town project moving forward.
Please contact the Town Leaders or Archive Coordinators for your towns to
find out what additional indexing or records extraction needs to be done
or write to questions@jri-poland.org. Please give generously to these
worthwhile projects.

2) Give a Gift to our Next Generation Project

JRI-Poland's ambitious Next Generation project will make our database
even more valuable for researchers in the future. It will also ensure that
future leadership will have the tools to best help the research community.
The 'Next Gen' Project requires significant donations. It entails the
first overhaul of our database and website in 25 years. It is our
commitment to bring you the optimum ways to access and analyze the
information you need to build your family tree and retrieve the names
of your previously unknown ancestors and lost relatives.

For more information about Next Gen, please write to nextgen@jri-poland.org
Read more at: http://www.jri-poland.org/NextGeneration.pdf

3) Help Strengthen our General Fund

Those of you who know me and my colleagues are surely aware how we
have labored tirelessly to make JRI-Poland what it is, the home of the
'largest collection of Jewish vital records online.' But, we volunteers
can only accomplish so much. As JRI-Poland has grown over the years,
we've experienced increasing Technical and Accounting & Auditing needs
that require professional resources, and since we are a completely
independent organization that has never charged a membership fee,
we need to strengthen our General Fund that supports our underlying
structure

No donation is too small and every donation is greatly appreciated!
You can donate online at: www.jri-poland.org/support.htm

When donating by credit card, under "Town Name' please write in which
town you wish to support, or under Allocation of Your Contribution,
choose 'Next Generation Project' or "General Fund" depending on your
intention.

Remember, we now also provide a facility to make recurring donations.
Small donations >from you each month add up and can make a large
difference to us.

Finally, JRI-Poland has been the recipient of a number of bequests
from researchers remembering our organization in their estate planning.
These bequests have given us the flexibility in the past to invest in
new indexing/extractions projects. We hope that those of you who are
in a position to do so will consider supporting the JRI-Poland legacy
with a bequest of your own.

Note: JRI-Poland is an independent non-profit organization, a
registered 501(c)(3) in the United States, with its own administration,
volunteers and fundraising. As a courtesy to researchers, JRI-Poland
enables its data search results to be displayed on JewishGen's All
Poland Database.

Wishing each and every one a healthy and joyous Chanukah.

Stanley Diamond
Executive Director, JRI-Poland.org
On behalf of the board of JRI-Poland


BialyGen: Bialystok Region #Bialystok #Poland At Chanukah...an appeal from Stanley Diamond, Executive Director of JRI-Poland #poland

Stanley Diamond
 

Dear friends of JRI-Poland:

As the festival of Chanukah is around the corner and we approach the end of
the secular year, JRI-Poland reflects on the researchers who recognize
the invaluable role we play and in so doing, have generously supported our
programs and initiatives.

This year -- more than ever -- we need the support of each and every
researcher who utilizes the JRI-Poland website and database...sometimes
making life-changing discoveries along the way.

And so, when making your year-end contributions, we ask you to recognize
how we have made a difference for you, your family and countless others,
and give serious consideration to the three ways in which your support
can be so vital to helping JRI-Poland build our database, enhance our
initiatives and make our efforts to benefit you even more meaningful.

Here is how you can make a difference.

1) Contribute to a Town Project

There is more to do for almost every town in our database, including adding
more years and supplementing existing indices with additional information.
Donations of every size are needed to keep each town project moving forward.
Please contact the Town Leaders or Archive Coordinators for your towns to
find out what additional indexing or records extraction needs to be done
or write to questions@jri-poland.org. Please give generously to these
worthwhile projects.

2) Give a Gift to our Next Generation Project

JRI-Poland's ambitious Next Generation project will make our database
even more valuable for researchers in the future. It will also ensure that
future leadership will have the tools to best help the research community.
The 'Next Gen' Project requires significant donations. It entails the
first overhaul of our database and website in 25 years. It is our
commitment to bring you the optimum ways to access and analyze the
information you need to build your family tree and retrieve the names
of your previously unknown ancestors and lost relatives.

For more information about Next Gen, please write to nextgen@jri-poland.org
Read more at: http://www.jri-poland.org/NextGeneration.pdf

3) Help Strengthen our General Fund

Those of you who know me and my colleagues are surely aware how we
have labored tirelessly to make JRI-Poland what it is, the home of the
'largest collection of Jewish vital records online.' But, we volunteers
can only accomplish so much. As JRI-Poland has grown over the years,
we've experienced increasing Technical and Accounting & Auditing needs
that require professional resources, and since we are a completely
independent organization that has never charged a membership fee,
we need to strengthen our General Fund that supports our underlying
structure

No donation is too small and every donation is greatly appreciated!
You can donate online at: www.jri-poland.org/support.htm

When donating by credit card, under "Town Name' please write in which
town you wish to support, or under Allocation of Your Contribution,
choose 'Next Generation Project' or "General Fund" depending on your
intention.

Remember, we now also provide a facility to make recurring donations.
Small donations >from you each month add up and can make a large
difference to us.

Finally, JRI-Poland has been the recipient of a number of bequests
from researchers remembering our organization in their estate planning.
These bequests have given us the flexibility in the past to invest in
new indexing/extractions projects. We hope that those of you who are
in a position to do so will consider supporting the JRI-Poland legacy
with a bequest of your own.

Note: JRI-Poland is an independent non-profit organization, a
registered 501(c)(3) in the United States, with its own administration,
volunteers and fundraising. As a courtesy to researchers, JRI-Poland
enables its data search results to be displayed on JewishGen's All
Poland Database.

Wishing each and every one a healthy and joyous Chanukah.

Stanley Diamond
Executive Director, JRI-Poland.org
On behalf of the board of JRI-Poland

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