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One record.... 700,000 times! #poland

Stanley Diamond
 

The Jewish Records Indexing - Poland has now topped the 700,000=20
mark! In this post I would like to address the real meaning of this
latest milestone. =20
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A few days ago, the 1890 to 1893 Hamburg Departure Lists went live
on the Internet. In a few minutes of searching, I was finally able to find=20
the one record that had eluded me for eight years. It showed that my
grandfather left Europe (in Feb. 1890) with the name Mendel ARKER. =20
Later that year he was recorded in the New York City Directory as=20
Mendel DIAMOND. A few mysteries have been cleared up and I think=20
I am on my way to solving a few more.
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Those of us who have been researching for a number of years and
who have made so many breakthroughs occasionally become blas=E9. =20
That's why my discovery a few days ago was an important reminder
of how exciting it is for all of us when we finally find that one record
that clears up a mystery or opens up new avenues for research.
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As noted above, we have reached another milestone. With the=20
addition of 13,000 Lublin indices, courtesy of Shtetl CO-OP leader=20
Robinn Magid and her hard working team, we passed the 700,000=20
mark! But it is not the total number of indices that we should be=20
celebrating. Rather, it is that we have indexed entries to someone's=20
*one* important record, 700,000 times!
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So, this is yet another invititation to each one of you reading the
JRI-Poland list and this message. Join us in creating the next index=20
entry and the next, until we have another 700,000 and on and on. =20
Each one counts... the next one you data enter could make a
difference to your research or help a fellow genealogist half-way=20
around the globe.=20
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If you are not already part of a Shtetl CO-OP team, please read about
the initiative on our web site at www. jewishgen.org/jri-pl. If your town's
records have been filmed by the LDS and are not in the JRI-Poland=20
database, you can help put them there. That's how we indexed so
much of the first 700,000. People cared enough to volunteer to get=20
their town's records indexed.=20
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To see if the records for your town in Poland were microfilmed, check
the 'LDS Film List' on the JRI-Poland web site. The films are color=20
coded to indicate the status of the indexing. Then check the 'Database=20
Contents' page to see which records have been indexed. =20
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Nothwithstanding the huge strides we have made, the JRI-Poland=20
database has indices to records >from fewer than than 150 of the=20
500 towns in the LDS films. You can make a difference with the=20
next 350 towns.
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To volunteer for your town, contact JRI-Poland Shtetl CO-OP Coordinator,
Hadassah Lipsius at Kesher@....
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Stanley Diamond
Project Coordinator, Jewish Records Indexing - Poland=20

BARBARU@...
 

Is there a URL for the updated Hamburg Departure Lists? I tried a few sites
and there didn't seem to be an update.
Thanks
Barb

Stanley Diamond
 

In a message dated 3/23/00 8:22:01 PM BARBARU@... writes:

Is there a URL for the updated Hamburg Departure Lists? I tried a few
sites
and there didn't seem to be an update.
Thanks
Barb
http://www.hamburg.de/LinkToYourRoots/english/welcome.htm

BARBARU@...
 

Thanks to all of you for the link to the Hamburg departure lists. I went to
the site and found out that the actual ship manifests won't be available to
us until next month. In the meanwhile, there are many other interesting links
to browse through.
Barb