Hi, Timothy- how are you doing? I just saw your new post. I was cleaning out some folders last night and found your thank you note from William's will. More East Orangers to locate, yes? I've been struggling terribly to try and locate more info on my great grandfather, Hermann Bansemer, who came from Germany in 1880 or 1882. I've found 2 other Hermann Bansemers, but not him. I didn't think it was a common name, but who knew? If you need a runner to the Newark archives again, we'll try to help. Ellen
Hello, again, Timothy, It is 10:15pm or so here, and my cousin hasn't called me back. But I did go to the East Orange Public Library site, www.eopl.org. If you click on the top right where it says "Ask a Librarian..." you can ask a question of their info desk. They don't list if they do lookups, but a question would answer that. Maybe they would be willing to check the East Orange Record for 1951. I don't know if they charge- again, not on the website. I live about 50 minutes west of EO, and don't go down there at all anymore. Another thought I just had was to check if there is a genealogy group in Essex County. Try google, looking for "Essex County + genealogy". Sorry I couldn't be more help.
The Lodzkie district is in what would historically be defined as Western Mazovia. It is a small area in the center, or shall we say "at the heart," of Poland. This area was also the Kingdom of Poland prior to the various partitions. Despite its small size, there are several interesting towns.
Ah Ha! It's a province as well as a town:
Lódz is the second largest city in Poland and is primarily an industrial town. In the 1800’s, Poland’s government chose Lódz as the country’s new textile center in an attempt to industrialize the nation. By WW I, the town had a population of a half million as Poles came here to work in the textile industry. Today Lódz is still Poland’s textile capital. It is also Poland’s Hollywood with several film schools and studios, including the Film Academy of Poland. Lódz’s Jewish cemetery was founded in 1892 is the largest in all of Europe.