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Read about Warta and a lonley Pole who restored by himself and who keeps its
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Lodz Area Research Group digest wrote:

Lodz Area Research Group Digest for Saturday, April 01, 2000.

1. WARTA and Jewish Records Indexing - Poland


Subject: WARTA and Jewish Records Indexing - Poland
From: Seflaum@...
Date: Sat, 1 Apr 2000 09:16:51 EST
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The Warta records are now online. They include the years 1823-1855 and 1858.
The earlier years did not include surnames, but only patronymics, so they
will be redone using a different template, so that the names will actually
appear as patronymics. I will keep you informed when that is completed. Let
me know if you have any questions.

Madeleine Okladek
Shtetl CO-OP Leader for WARTA



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

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

Dear Friends of WARTA,

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Lodz branch archives has extensive records for the city of WARTA and
approximately 50 towns in the area. The list of towns whose partial, or
complete, records are contained in the Lodz branch archive may be seen at

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

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

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

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

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

Your contributions in US Dollars may be mailed to:

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

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

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

send a check, please write this on the face of the check.

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

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

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


Madeleine Okladek
Town Leader WARTA
Email mokladek@...