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Activities of JZI in November 2020

Indexing

We added almost 6300 new indexes from 8 books to Geneo search engine in November. We have added further indexes from the following parishes: Bakałarzewo, Bargłów, Janówka, Rajgród and Wigry. At the same time, as usual, we complement and amend previously added indices.

The following people indexed and verified for us in November:

Thank you to all of the above mentioned people! More numerous indexes, we hope including many from new parishes coming soon!

We also recommend to take a look at a more detailed table showing the number of indexed record files broken down by year, parish and type of record. You can find it here.

Finalisation of the Janówka parish indexation

When there is not much to index within a parish left, we put in a higher gear and accelerate. This is what happened to Janówka parish. In November we added almost 2 500 indexes from 4 books (including two completely new ones). These were the last books available to us. Therefore, it is time for a small summary.

We have written down the data from 98 church and marital status books, the originals of which are dispersed in three archives. The oldest ones are in the Diocesan Archive in Lomza, later in the parish archives, and the books after 1890 in the State Archive in Suwałki. The total number of the records is 39 615 metric entries and one annex to a marriage certificate.

Century Utmost dates Births Marriages Deaths
17th 1602-1700 6667 622 0
18th 1701-1712 828 176 0
19th 1810-1900 13918 2917 8533
20th 1901-1936 1926 1145 2883
Total 1602-1936 23339 4860 11416

We regret that we cannot find any church books from the 18th century anywhere. We have a huge, 100-year gap in data and therefore it is difficult to genealogically connect the 17th and 19th centuries.

The end of the indexation of Janówka does not in any way mean that we stop working on this parish. There are still many books that we will try to obtain for our purposes and we will probably hear about Janówka again soon. We would like to thank all the people who have contributed to indexing this parish in such a detailed formula as we try to promote!

 
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Activities of JZI in October 2020

Indexing

In October, we added nearly 6,700 new indexes from 11 new books and document collections to the Geneo search engine . We have added further indexes from the following parishes: Augustów, Bakałarzewo, Bargłów, Janówka and Wigry. From the parish of Janówka we published indexes from the next, fourth birth book we have found recently. There is a chance that this parish will be fully indexed by the end of the year! In addition, we have added two interesting directories, which have been published in the form of tables available on the respective parishes' subpages. These are: Sokółka (the 1864 census of the town's inhabitants) and the index from the Sztabin Institute Inventory made in October 1854 (on Sztabinparish website). At the same time, as usual, the previously added indexes are supplemented and corrected.

The following people indexed and verified for us in October:

Thank you to all of the above mentioned people! More numerous indexes, we hope including many from new parishes coming soon!

We also recommend to take a look at a more detailed table showing the number of indexed record files broken down by year, parish and type of record. You can find it here.

Geneo search engine version 1.1

In October we made a slightly improved version of the Geneo search engine available to users. We have fixed a number of known bugs and issues. We have changed the way index details are presented so that blank fields are not displayed and we get a more compact, legible look. The last important change is the addition of a flag indicating how the metric is indexed at the end of each line.

The green box means that the entry has been indexed in the JZI format, i.e. it contains all the relevant genealogical information in the metric. Yellow - simplified Geneteka format, often without dates, witnesses, godparents and other details. There is also a red symbol, which means that the data in Geneo is not from metrics, but from a social project. For the time being, such a projekt has been conducted exclusively for the parish of Raczki. Within the framework of this project, the users themselves can enter the data of people who cannot be found in the metric books (because these books have disappeared or have been destroyed). After verification, this data is entered in the Geneo database.

Other activities

At the end of September, we informed about the meeting of JZI members and supporters planned for October. Since then, the pandemic conditions in the country have significantly worsened and we had to cancel the meeting. For the time being, we do not have another date set and are waiting for the situation to improve.

In October, we published on our website a bibliographical summary by Józefa Drozdowska on Old Believers and an article by Andrzej Szczudło on the Spanish flue epidemic in Schuylkill County, USA, where many Polish emigrants lived.

We would also like to remind you that the end of October is the deadline for sending topics to the "Historical Yearbook„.

 
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Activities of JZI in September 2020

Starting from this month, we have decided to summarize not only the indexation work of JZI, but also other activities of our team and the Association. Let us start then!

Indexing

In September, we added nearly 22,000 new indexes from 22 new books and document collections to the Geneo search engine . We have added further indexes from the following parishes: Bakałarzewo, Bargłów, Janówka, Kundzin, Suwałki and Wigry. The new indexes from the birth books of the parish of Janówka, which have just been found during the renovation works on the parish, deserve special attention. Out of five books that were found, three were indexed in September. The remaining two are already being indexed. Apart from that, we have added some interesting lists published in the form of tables concerning the parish of the former Sokółka deanery: Odelsk (1909 census of parishioners),  Kuźnica (1864 and 1909 census of parishioners) and Sokółka (list of inhabitants of the town from 1852). These lists are available on the subpages of respective parishes. In parallel, as usual, we are supplementing and improving previously added indexes.

The following people indexed and verified for us in September:

Thank you to all of the above mentioned people! More numerous indexes, we hope including many from new parishes coming soon!

From the activities on the borderline of indexation and analytical work, we have reconstructed 188 metric records from the parish of Raczki. It consisted in extracting information from the notes hidden on the margins of books from other parishes, concerning weddings and deaths in the parish of Raczki. They have been added to Geneo as part of the community project to recreate Raczki's metrics. More information can be found in this entry.

We also recommend to take a look at a more detailed table showing the number of indexed record files broken down by year, parish and type of record. You can find it here.

3rd General Meeting of the members of JZI Association

The pandemic period is not conducive to meetings in numerous groups. That is why, this year we decided to organize an on-line General Meeting. We were able to gather more than half of the members without any problem and despite initial technical problems we were able to talk to each other for over two hours.

We summarized the activities of the JZI in 2019 in a factual report. We discussed the financial situation of the Association and then proceeded to vote on resolutions. We ended the meeting with a long discussion on short- and long-term plans. No online meeting can of course be a substitute for face-to-face conversations. Therefore, we are planning a "normal" meeting in a somewhat limited group and with all precautions taken in October.

Publishing and popularization activities

In September we published on our website an interesting article by Grzegorz Ryżewski on the history of the church in Sztabin. We have also decided to publish a "Historical Yearbook" in which we would collect articles related to the history of the region - too long to be placed on the website and, at the same time, insufficient in volume to constitute a stand-alone book item. Each of you can become an author! More information about this project can be found here.

 
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Augustów-Sejny-Suwałki. Wydajemy „Rocznik historyczny”!

Pod szyldem Stowarzyszenia Jamiński Zespół Indeksacyjny postanowiliśmy wydawać zbiory artykułów o charakterze historycznym zebranych w rocznikowe tomy. Wszystkie one dotyczyć będę rejonu Suwalszczyzny, którym od samego początku naszej działalności bardzo się interesujemy, a więc powiatów augustowskiego, sejneńskiego i suwalskiego. Pierwszy tom, którego roboczą okładkę prezentujemy, chcemy wydać na początku przyszłego roku. Kilka artykułów jest już gotowych lub prawie gotowych, ale nie jest to projekt zamknięty wyłącznie dla członków Stowarzyszenia. Każdy, kto ma coś wartościowego do przekazania, może spróbować!

Do 31 października 2020 roku należy wysłać tytuł pracy oraz krótkie streszczenie – 1000-2000 znaków.

Do 30 listopada 2020 roku należy wysłać cały artykuł.

Za kwalifikację artykułów odpowiada komitet redakcyjny. Celem tej pozycji jest zebranie cennych tekstów, zbyt długich, aby je publikować na stronie www, a jednocześnie zbyt krótkich, aby zbudować z nich osobną pozycję książkową. Liczymy na dyskusję na temat tej inicjatywy, ale przede wszystkim na teksty, które należy wysyłać na adres: jzi@jzi.org.pl

 
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JZI indexing - as of the end of August 2020

In August, we added over 7,800 new indexes from 35 new books and documents to Geneo search engine This way, the number of indexed books has just exceeded 1000! We would like to thank all members of JZI and cooperating partners who contributed to such a wonderful result! We have added further indexes from the following parishes: Bakałarzewo, Bargłów, Jeleniewo, Kaletnik, Krasnopol and Rajgród. This month, perhaps the most interesting entries in our database are the birth, announcement and death records of all preserved annexes to the Kaletnik. parish wedding records. Simultaneously, as usual, we are supplementing, revising and amending previously added indices. In the passing month, Ryszard Korąkiewicz and Tomek Chilicki made photocopies of records from five birth books of the Janówka parish from the middle of the 19th century that were discovered quite by chance. They are currently being indexed.

The following people indexed and verified for us in August:

Thank you to all of the above mentioned people! More numerous indexes, we hope including many from new parishes coming soon!

We remind you about an interesting community project in which anyone can add deceased people linked to the Raczki parish to Geneo. At the moment, there are about 150 entries of this kind available. They are marked in Geneo by the letter 'R' next to the act number. More information about the project can be found in this entry.

We also recommend to take a look at a more detailed table showing the number of indexed record files broken down by year, parish and type of record. You can find it here.

 
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JZI Indexing – as of the end of July 2020

The holiday season has started, so we're slowing down a bit. In July, we have added over 5,500 new indexes from 6 new books to Geneo search engine . This way, the number of indexed records has exceeded 400,000! We would like to thank all members and cooperating partners of the JZI who have contributed to such an incredible result! We have added further indexes from the following parishes: Bakałarzewo, Bargłów, Janówka, Jeleniewo and Rajgród. We would like to draw your attention to the completion of the indexation of the oldest book that has been preserved in the region. This is a book of baptisms from Janówka from 1602-1618, which we informed about in a separate entry. As usual, we are simultaneously supplementing and improving previously added indices. The following people indexed and verified for us in July:

Thank you to all of the above mentioned people! More numerous indexes, we hope including many from new parishes coming soon!

In July, we also started an interesting community project in which anyone can add deceased people linked to the Raczkiparish to Geneo. At the moment, there are about 150 entries of this kind available. They are marked in Geneo by the letter 'R' next to the act number. More information about the project can be found in this entry.

We also recommend to take a look at a more detailed table showing the number of indexed record files broken down by year, parish and type of record. You can find it here.

 
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JZI indexing - as of the end of June 2020

In June, we've added a record number of over 40,000 new indexes from 81 books to Geneo search engine . Two new parishes - Kuźnica and Rydzewohave appeared. In addition, we've added more indexes from the following parishes: Bakałarzewo, Bargłów, Janówka, Jeleniewo, Kaletnik, Kundzin and Wigry. Additionally to Geneo search engine indexes we have added a list of parishioners from Nowy Dwór (a new parish in our resources) from 1909. It is available in the form of a table on the parish's website. At the same time, as always, we supplement and improve the previously added indexes. In June, the following people indexed and verified for us:

Thank you to all of the above mentioned people! More numerous indexes, we hope including many from new parishes coming soon!

We also recommend to take a look at a more detailed table showing the number of indexed record files broken down by year, parish and type of record. You can find it here.

 
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JZI indexing - as of the end of May 2020

In May, we've added over 14,000 new indexes from 75 books to Geneo search engine. Four new parishes – Karpowicze, Kundzin, Puńsk and Wigry have appeared. In addition, we've added more indexes from the following parishes: Adamowicze, Bakałarzewo, Bargłów, Jeleniewo, Rygałówka, Sejny, Suwałki and Wiżajny. Moreover, we've added a list of parishioners of Karpowicze from 1864. It is available outside of Geneo serch engine as a table on the Karpowicze parish’s website. At the same time, as always, we supplement and improve the previously added indexes. In May, the following people indexed and verified for us:

Thank you to all of the above mentioned people! More numerous indexes, including many from new parishes coming soon!

We also recommend to take a look at a more detailed table showing the number of indexed record files broken down by year, parish and type of record. You can find it here.

 
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JZI indexing - as of the end of April 2020

JZI - indeksacja - kwiecień 2020

Not so long ago, it seemed to us that March was exceptionally abundant in terms of new indexes (18.5 thousand out of 24 books). However, April has exceeded our wildest expectations: we have added almost 32,000 new indexes from 106 books to Geneo search engine! New parishes appeared: Orthodox - Augustów, Hołynka, Rygałówka, Sopoćkinie and the Roman Catholic parish in Wiżajny. In addition, we have complemeted the data from the parish: Augustów, Bakałarzewo , Bargłów, Jeleniewo, Kaletnik, Rajgród and Studzieniczna. In addition to the Geneo search engine, we have added a list of Augustów parishioners from 1721. It is available in the form of a table on the parish's website Augustów. At the same time, as always, we supplement and improve the previously added indexes. In April, the following people indexed and verified for us:

Thank you to all of the above mentioned people! More numerous indexes, including many from new parishes coming soon!

We also recommend to take a look at a more detailed table showing the number of indexed record files broken down by year, parish and type of record. You can find it here.

 
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JZI indexing - as of the end of March 2020

This March was special to us all. Restrictions on movement introduced in connection with the pandemic have forced us to spend more time at home, and therefore in front of the computer. This was clearly reflected in the progress of JZI indexing job. Well, in March, we added 18,500 new indexes from 24 books to Geneo search engine. We've added the first indexes from the Orthodox parish in Raczki, the Greek Catholic parish in Jaczno, as well as from the Roman Catholic parish in Sejny. In addition, we have completed the data from the parish: Augustów, Bargłów, Dąbrowa, Janówka, Kaletnik, Rajgród and Studzieniczna. At the same time, as always, we supplement and improve previously added indexes. In March, indexed and verified for us:

Thank you to all of the above mentioned people, and also to those who work on their books, but did not manage to send the indexes in March 🙂

We also recommend to take a look at a more detailed table showing the number of indexed record files broken down by year, parish and type of record. You can find it here.