The Suwalk-Lomza Interest Group
for Jewish Genealogists


Box 228   .   3701 Connecticut Ave. NW   .   Washington, D.C. 20008-4556  



ORDERING BACK ISSUES and “CUSTOM VOLUMES”

Some examples for: Rajgrod, Szczuczyn,  Sejny, Wladyslawow,  Suwalki, and Lomza


Introduction:  For most new members, we do not expect – nor recommend – that they order the full box of  Vols. 1-20 (at the discount price of $275). Persons who gain the most by ordering the full set of all issues are those with ancestry in three or more Suwalk-Lomza towns. Most new members are researching only one or two towns, and avail themselves of our offer to select an assortment of back issues, tailored to those specific interests. We call those assortments “custom volumes.

Custom Volumes” are defined on the Membership page of this web site. But -- once again -- a “custom volume”  (of your choosing) consists of: either any 4 single issues; or any 2 double issues; or any 1 double issue plus any 2 single issues.The cost of each “custom volume” is the same as the cost for any whole, intact volume (current or past) - e.g. in the U.S.A. $25.

The examples below - for six towns - are just that: examples. For those towns, you will most likely see in our Index of Articles even more items of interest, besides the ones noted below.

Rajgrod - Example (a): One “Custom Volume” Consisting of:

Vol. 3, # 4. All births & marriages, 1826-1850 (in full detail).   

Vol. 3, # 1. Rajgrod taxpayers [N = 70] in 1827.  

Vol. 7, # 1. 1863-1866 “Marriage Supplements.” [Filmed for us by the Polish Archives - especially valuable because: they were not filmed by the Mormons; and there are no Rajgrod civil marriages for these years.] 

Vol. 2, # 2. Rajgrod contributors to Eretz Israel, 1890-95.   

= 4 single issues          Cost for Rajgrod Example (a):  $25.

Rajgrod - Example (b): One “Custom Volume” Consisting of:

Vol. 17, # 3-4. Historical narrative 16th - 20th c., from many sources, with 5 Appendices: Rajgrod chapter from Slownik geograficzny; list of 79 fathers of children born in Rajgrod c.1826-1830 [with surname, given name, age, patronymic, occupation and newborn’s name]; the 1811 births [not filmed by the Mormons]; list of Rajgrod traders c.1765; and article on early Rajgroder immigration to the U.K.   

Vol. 11, # 3-4. All deaths 1818-1825 (in full detail).   

= 2 double issues          Cost for Rajgrod Example (b):  $25.

Szczuczyn - Example (a): One “Custom Volume” Consisting of:

Vol. 14, # 1-2. History 16th-20th c., from many sources. And the 1810-11 Prussian Inventory for Szczuczyn, listing all 63 Jewish household heads, by name, with their patronymics, occupation and house number [surnames are identified for many].
Also: Births 1811-1825 & marriages 1809-1822 (in full detail]. 

Vol. 18 # 1-2. Deaths 1809-1825 (in full detail).   

= 2 double issues          Cost for Szczuczyn Example (a):  $25.

Szczuczyn - Example (b): One “Custom Volume” Consisting of:

Vol. 4, # 4. Marriages 1826-31 and 1850-1868 (in full detail).  

Vol. 7 # 2-3. In full detail: marriages 1840-1846 [not filmed by thevMormons; photo copies purchased by us from Poland].   
Vol. 5, # 4. Births 1840-1849 (in full detail).  

= 1 double and 2 single issues.          Cost for Szczuczyn Example (b):  $25.

Szczuczyn - Example [c]:  One “Custom Volume” Consisting of:

Vol. 8, # 3-4. “Marriage Supplements” (dowody) 1836,& 1848-49. [Not filmed by the Mormons, but purchased by us from Poland, these data are invaluable because there are no regular civil marriages for Szczuczyn in these years.]   

Vol. 12, # 1-2. Marriages 1869-1879 (in full detail). Many of these grooms came from Rajgrod, Grajewo, Wa(n)sosz, Radzilow and elsewhere.   

= 2 double issues          Cost for Szczuczyn Example (c)ll:  $25

Sejny - Example (a):  One “Custom Volume” Consisting of:

Vol. 15, # 3-4. Historical narrative 16th-20th c., with Sejny article from Slownik geograficzny. Also: (In full detail) births 1808-1825 & marriages 1808-1823.  

Vol. 16, # 1-2. More historical data; and report of a recent long visit to the town, with guidance on travel to Sejny & vicinity, cultural activities of the Borderland Foundation, and many photos. Also: deaths 1808-1825 (in full detail); and the complete contents of the 1784 Jewish Census for Sejny and Berzniki (surnames are identified for several families).  

= 2 double issues          Cost for Sejny Example (a):  $25.

Sejny - Example (b): Whole Volume 6:  Sejny births 1828-1858; & marriages 1828-1867 (in full detail). Many of the grooms came from towns all over Suwalk-Lomza. Additional values of whole Vol 6 for research on Sejny families are: the marriages 1817-1875 in Przerosl and Baklerow (1834-1837); Suwalki gubernia external passports 1866-1918; and article from the Suwalki  & Vicinity [Yiddish] Yizkor Book, “The First Suwalkers in New York.”

Cost for Sejny Example (b):  $25.

Wladyslawow /Neustadt - Example (a): Whole Volume 13:  Historical narrative, from many sources. Also: the ‘Neustadter’ community in Syracuse, NY (including the famous Shubert Brothers);  translation from Slownik geograficzny;and the full 1765 and 1784 Wladyslawow Jewish Censuses [several families are identified]. Civil records (in full detail): All pre-1826 births, marriages & deaths [Not filmed by the Mormons; private research in Vilnius paid by us]; marriages 1833, 1851, 1870, 1882; and births & deaths 1833 & 1851.

Cost for Wladyslawow Example (a):  $25.

Wladyslawow /Neustadt - Example (b): Whole Volume 17:  Marriages not filmed by the Mormons [purchased by us from Vilnius Archives]: 1827-1874 (in full detail).  Also, many Wladyslawow families in two other features in Vol. 17: marriage records from Paris (1893-1902); and Preny 1842-1866, most not filmed by the Mormons [purchased by us from Vilnius Archives].

Cost for Wladyslawow Example (b):  $25.

Suwalki - Example (a): One “Custom Volume” Consisting of
All Suwalki vital records 1808-1825 (in full detail): Marriages (Vol. 1, # 2); Births (Vol. 2, # 1); & Deaths (Vol. 19, # 1-2). Surnames in the patronymic years c.1808-1822 are identified by us for most records; data on all relatives named in the record are given. [Available only from Landsmen.]
 

= 1 double and 2 single issues.          Cost for Suwalki Example (a):  $25

Suwalki - Example (b). Whole Vol. 1. Translations of the major historical chapters in the Suwalki & Vicinity Yiddish Yizkor book (1961, NY) - slightly condensed from the original.These long chapters on Jewish settlement, emigration and education are available in English only from Landsmen [with permission of the Independent Suwalki & Vicinity Benevolent Association and Relief Committee, New York City]. These articles expand upon the much more limited English portion of the later Israeli version of the same chapters.Among the extra values in Vol. 1 are: All Suwalki marriages 1808-1825 [see Suwalki Example (a) above]; pre-1826 record extracts for nearby Jelinowe; over 60 letters and Family Finder ads from fellow researchers; and other articles.

Cost for Suwalki Example (b): $25.

Ed. Note:   For Lomza, we are fortunate to have the extraordinary work by Michael Richman in translating all the 1808-1825 civil records – done exclusively for Landsmen; and the excellent translation of several long chapters from the Yiddish Lomza Yizkor Book, by Matthew Tovian.]

Lomza - Example (a):  One “Custom Volume” Consisting of:

In full detail: Births 1808-1816 (Vol. 2, # 4); 1816-1820 Vol. 3, # 1); 1821-1825 (Vol. 3, # 2-3). Surnames in the patronymic years c.1808-1822 are identified by us for most records, including those of witnesses; data on all relatives named in the record are given. [Available only from Landsmen.] . 

= 1 double and 2 single issues          Cost for Lomza Example (a): $25.

Lomza - Example (b):  One “Custom Volume” Consisting of:

In full detail: Marriages 1808-1825 (Vol. 2, # 1) &Deaths 1808-1825 (Vol. 6, # 1). [See above description.].  Extra value of Vol. 6-1 are visit stories & memoirs, with photos. And: Full translation of the Historical chapters in the Lomza (Yiddish) Yizkor Book (1957): Early times to 1846 (Vol. 7, # 1.) & 1863-1914 (Vol. 7, # 4.) Available only from Landsmen.].

= 4 single issues.          Cost for Lomza Example (b): $25.

Lomza - Example [c]:  One “Custom Volume” Consisting of:

Marriages 1826-1855: given in semi-detailonly, these two segments arrange the data on grooms and brides in alphabetical order, by surname, capturing all families in Lomza during this period: 1826-1836 (Vol. 2, #2-3)  [issue includes Lomzer contributors to Eretz Israel, 1890-1895]; 1837- 1855 (Vol. 4, # 2-3); .

= 2 double issues.          Cost for Lomza Example [c]: $25.

Lomza - Example (d): One “Custom Volume” Consisting of:

Continuation of the marriages (in semi-detail) for 1856-1867 (Vol. 5, # 1).[Issue includes article on prominent families and their commercial ties to other towns. Also: Visit story with many photos, and discovery of how the Poles took over Jewish houses after WWII.  (Vol. 8, # 1).  And article on the Lomza Yeshiva, using Hebrew & Yiddish sources, with list of students in 1927  (Vol. 19, # 1-2)

= 1 double and 2 single issues.         Cost for Lomza Example (d): $25.



Marlene Silverman, Ph.D  mjsilverman@verizon.net
Chairman, Suwalk-Lomza Interest Group for Jewish Genealogists and Landsmen Editor

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