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This document is designed for genealogical researchers who are
interested in research in the city of Lomza, Poland.
The 1992 Lomza Yizkor Book Index
In 1992 an effort was made to create an index of the "Sefer
Zikaron Le Kehilat Lomza" (Lewinski, Y.T.,ed; 1952, Tel Aviv,
Israel) also known as the Lomza Yizkor Book. The 1992 Index
included mostly transliteration of the indices that the editors of
the book has compiled themselves. These were a list of articles, a
list of photos and some miscellaneous listings of residents of the
Lomza and members of its Jewish community that seized to exist in
1942 during the Nazi occupation of Poland.
The 1992 Index contains 1,150 records.
The 1995 Lomza Yizkor Book Addendum Index
The 2nd Lomza Index was created in 1995 as a
complementary of the first one (1992). It includes every name of a
Jewish person that is mentioned in the text of the book. It does
not include, however, the names of the persons that are described
in the list of photographs, list of contributors and writers, etc.
Thus, any name found in the 1992 index is not directly duplicated
in the 1995 compilation. Of course, since descriptions and photos
go hand in hand, duplications do occur. Nonetheless, the attempt
was to capture the names and memories of individuals not yet
recorded in the "original" 1992 index.
The 1995 Index contains some 4,250 records.
- The method used in the 1995 index is similar to the one used in the 1992 index (see below). The main difference is that two variations spelling
were dropped (only one is used in the 1995 index). In addition, the
context of the event is briefly described, as well as the event's
year - if known.
- There are some notes to be made about the
transliteration and the structure of the index. Hebrew
letters are transliterated in this way: the letter Bet
and Vet are distinguished (that is, allowed a secondary
spelling), as well as Pey and Fey, Kuf and Chaf and Shin
- The Tzadik is transliterated TZ and the Chet or
Chaf as CH.
- Transliteration distinguishes between Sh and
S (eg. Finstein and Finshtein.) When a K sound appears
the letter K (and not C) is used, same with E (like Echo,
not I), or I (not Y).
- The O and U are not likely to be confused, however, a possible OO
becomes a U (eg. BOORSTEIN was entered as BURSTEIN).
- If you are looking for family names that starts with BEN- look for them
under the B500 soundex. KATZ are all originally spelled
KAT"Z which stands for Kohen-Tzedek.
- In many cases when I found a V sound I translated it as both V and W
letters, knowing the soundex's weakness with these cases.
The index is organized by last name Soundex. Since there
is only one variation of the last name's spelling, the readers are
advised to take precaution when reading names that beginning with
the following sounds:
|Z||Z||TZ, Z', J
|Kh (Khet)||Ch||Kh, K
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