My message to JewishGen Forum 29 September 1998.

Subject: Shalom PLOCK (3)...


The Plock Shtetl CO-OP is pleased to provide a status report: Years available on the Mormon (LDS) films: 1808 - 1887 Total 15 microfilms containing about 20000 indices of vital records.

* Microfilm 1733680 and 1733681, covering Birth records years 1879, 1882, 1883, 1884, 1885, 1886, and BDM for years 1880 and 1881 (total of 2290 records) were transliterated in the past (REIPP) and are available in JRI database.

* Microfilm nr 729207 covering years 1822 1823 1824 1825 (total of 469 records) has been posted as well.

* The transliteration of microfilm 730201 has been successfully completed recently, (total of 2094 records). Years 1826, 1829, 1830, 1831 were already posted and the remaining years: 1827, 1828, 1832-36 will be posted soon in the growing JRI database. Thanks to Tony Stern, Gideon Carmi, Gabi Lana and Debbie Schnur for their support and devotion in transliteration those years!

I have posted all the information about this project in a special Web Page, containing the project Status Report updated from time to time at:

There are volunteers from 6 countries, making this project a real special international Jewish joint venture.

But dear Chaverim, with the progress to date, much remains to be done. To achieve our goal of indexing all the available vital records of Plock more volunteers are needed to data enter the index pages (which have already been photocopied). Name lists from the work already completed will be sent to volunteers to help them identify hard-to-read names.

Those thousands of indices pages, written in calligraphic and picturesque Polish hand writing, are waiting for some good souls to decipher them and register them on the web, for generations to come...

Even if you do not have a direct interest in Plock, your help will be welcomed and appreciated.

I also need a volunteer to photocopy the last remaining microfilms from the Russian period in one of the LDS libraries in the world.

Please help to disclose the traces of our ancestors in beautiful Plock, near the Wisla riverside, where once we walked...

Shalom v'eGmar Khatima Tova to you all.


Ada Holtzman



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