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    fyi any volunteers to go to family history library as discussed in item 1. 1. Gesher Galicia FHL Microfilm Scanner Survey is Underway ... Are you
    Message 1 of 1 , Feb 27, 2013

      any volunteers to go to family history library as discussed in item 1.

      1. Gesher Galicia FHL Microfilm Scanner Survey is Underway ... Are you participating?
      2. JRI-Poland / PSA agreement announced on Polish TV and Israeli Press


      Subject: Gesher Galicia FHL Microfilm Scanner Survey is Underway ... Are you participating?
      From: Pamela Weisberger <pweisberger@...>
      Date: Tue, 26 Feb 2013 18:58:01 -0800
      X-Message-Number: 1

      Dear Galitzianers:

      Most of you know that not  all Galician vital records are located in
      Polish archives.  The Austrian province that once was Galicia is gone,
      and the towns that comprised it are now in Poland and Ukraine, with
      the records dispersed between the two countries.  Many are held in
      Ukrainian archives.  Sometimes a single town's records are divided
      up between several archives in both countries. (To find out where
      your town's records are located, we recommend searching Miriam
      Weiner's Routes to Roots website here: 

      JRI-Poland has been indexing those in AGAD and the Polish State
      Archive system and Gesher Galicia has been indexing vital records
      held in Ukrainian archives.

      A benefit to Galician researchers is that the LDS has microfilmed ALL
      of the Jewish vital records held in the Central State Historical
      Archives in Lviv (TsDIAL). These films can be viewed at the LDS
      Family History Library in Salt Lake City, but you can also order films
      to be sent to your local LDS Library or FamilySearch Centers (FSCs,
      previously called Family History Centers) for a small fee.

      Gesher Galicia is partnering with the Ukraine and Belarus SIGs to
      launch a new project to help you obtain digital images of your
      ancestors' records from these microfilms and get them transcribed
      so the data can be entered into the All Galician Database. While the
      ability to search through these films is useful, having the information
      indexed will mean easier and quicker access to the information you
      need. Gesher Galicia has already indexed many towns -- Brody,
      Zbaraz, Lviv, Sambor, Drohobycz, Grzymalow, Nadworna, Mikulince,
      Tarnopol, Zolkiew (some complete, some partial, some ongoing) --
      but there are many more to go.

      The first step in our new project is to identify which LDS
      FamilySearch Centers have microfilm scanners and what kind of
      scanners each has. WE NEED YOUR HELP TO CREATE THIS LIST. All
      you have to do is fill out our simple online form after a visit to your
      local FamilySearch Center. Click on the link below to go to the
      Microfilm Scanner Survey Form.


      Print the Survey Form and take it to your local FSC so that you can
      gather the necessary information. Then, go online and fill out the
      online Survey Form. Please respond to the Survey questions based
      on a recent visit to a center. Don't forget to click "Submit" at the

      Curious to find out whether your town's records have been
      microfilmed and exactly what's been covered?  To view an annotated
      inventory of microfilms for your Galician town's vital records from
      the Lviv Historical Archives in an alphabetical Excel table go here:


      Note on this file: comments and feedback on the reels are provided
      by the volunteers who reviewed their contents. In some cases the
      identifying information in the title was different than what was on
      the records.  Sometimes there were surprises or unexpected finds.
      This list does not necessarily reflect towns that were indexed, just
      the films that were reviewed.  If your town's films have not been
      looked at and you would like to do this, contact me for instructions.

      The FSC Scanner Survey was created and is being managed by
      Ukraine SIG, but the results will benefit all researchers. The more
      responses they get to this survey, the better the service they will be
      able to provide to all of our researchers. So, please, fill out the

      If you have any questions or comments, please contact Project
      Leader Harvey Kabaker harvey.kabaker@... or me (or both!)

      We look forward to hearing from you and appreciate your willingness
      to participate in this project.  (And thanks to Ron Doctor, JewishGen
      Ukraine SIG coordinator, for getting the ball rolling!)

      Pamela Weisberger
      President & Research Coordinator
      Gesher Galicia


      Subject: JRI-Poland / PSA agreement announced on Polish TV and Israeli Press
      From: "Mark Halpern" <mark@...>
      Date: Tue, 26 Feb 2013 23:01:53 -0500
      X-Message-Number: 2

      On February 16, JRI-Poland Executive Director Stanley Diamond announced
      a new cooperation with the Polish State Archives. The announcement,
      photos, and a video can be found on our homepage at www.jri-poland.org.

      On February 19, The Times of Israel wrote a story -- see
      http://goo.gl/7BYKj. The headline reads "Poland deal massively expands
      access to prewar Jewish records. Agreement signed by State Archives in
      Warsaw will allow for free digital research into family and community
      pre-Holocaust histories."

      Subsequently, the announcement was picked up on the Polish TV Network
      TVN24, a 24-hour news channel similar to CNN and on their website --
      see http://goo.gl/EebyR.

      The Board of JRI-Poland is very pleased of this International recognition of
      our cooperation with the Archives.

      Mark Halpern
      on behalf of the JRI-Poland Board of Directors
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