Date: Wed, 2 Jul 1997 13:21:30 EDT From: "Dan Leeson: LEESON@admin.fhda.edu"
Subject: New Searchable Database Announced! It is with great pleasure that I announce the availability of a new SEARCHABLE DATABASE on our Jewishgen Website! It is the "American Jewish Year Book Obituary Index: An Index to over 3,000 obituaries of prominent Jews, 1948-1994". This is an in-house compilation, by the publishers, taken from Volumes 51-96 of the AJYB. Jewishgen has been granted permission to enter this information in a searchable database on our Website! The American Jewish Year Book is an all too often overlooked resource. Over a year ago, at the instigation of Bernard Kouchel, three Librarian members of Jewishgen, led by Rosanne Leeson, began the process of searching important national databases, such as OCLC and RLIN, in order to provide a state-by-state listing of all institutions claiming to have complete runs (from 1899) of the AJYB, to be added as an Infofile. What was discovered was that so many institutions across the U.S., as well as some in Canada, had holdings that it was an impossibly lengthy task. The decision then was just to add an Infofile describing the background of this periodical, and giving some hints as to what type of information could be found within its covers. Following an inquiry to the publishers, to confirm some points, we were told of this Index. Further e-mail correspondence resulted in their permission to allow us to enter it into our database. So, for the first time ever this data will be available outside of the the Offices of the AJYB! We are very grateful for this gift! Take a look now at this new information to found at:
http://www1.jewishgen.org/search .html Rosanne Leeson Los Altos, CA firstname.lastname@example.org ---- From: "Satin, Allan"
To: "'email@example.com'" Subject: Zionist Record and South African Jewish Chronicle Date: Thu, 11 Feb 1999 10:58:05 -0500 Dear Mr. James Gross, Your request for information was forwarded to me by Dorothy Smith at the American Jewish Archives. The American Jewish Periodical Center houses the microfilm collection of the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion Library which includes microfilm of the Zionist Record and South African Jewish Chronicle. Our holdings include 1955 to 1993. If you would like to borrow any of this microfilm, please submit a request through the interlibrary loan system of the library with which you are used to working. There are no charges unless your library has charges. You can borrow up to four reels of film at a time for a one month loan period (renewals are available). When you are done with the four, you may return them for another four. We look forward to hearing from you.