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From: "J Schamroth" <>
Subject: [Krakow Research Forum] Virtual Repository of BMD Krakow Records
Date: Fri, 28 Jun 2002 12:12:47 +0200
Many of us are painfully, inch by inch, or Akt by Akt, accumulating copies
of birth, marriage, etc, certificates from the LDS microfilms. These are
necessary if we want to complete the personal records of our ancestors and
obtain additional data on top of that which can be
gleaned from through the net. But progress is slow and frustrating. Often we
find new leads that send us on a new path, that require a new visit to a
Mormon Family History Center, a place that may be several hundred miles away
from our residence.
And as we climb generations, reconstructing the family trees, our respective
families inevitably cross each others forming a complex web. This means that
documents which some of us have already in hand, could greatly help others.
Hence we would like to suggest that in order to facilitate and speed our own
work, that we share this information, i.e. those documents that have already
been retrieved. This could be done in an asci (or excel) file listing the
family data as they appear in Jewishgen or on Dan's web sites, with an added
column stating the name and/or email of the contact person. (A shared
virtual database to keep scanned pictures of each of these documents is
another possibility, but it would require too much space, and it is unlikely
that JewishGen will permit this to be kept on their own server).
We would like to hear your comments on this proposal, and invite you to
submit a list of all your BMD (Birth, Marriage, Death) holdings. This list
should include the Akt number, date, surname(s), first name, and record type
(ie., birth, marriage or death). The lists can be sent to Jaques Beckmann
() who will correlate all the records, afterwhich
they will be placed on the Krakow Web.
By this initiative, we will all easily be able to access these rich and
essential information sources and thus progress faster in our individual
Julian Schamroth and Jaques Beckmann
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