August 2009

Dear Fellow Kremenetsers,

Adam Bronstein has developed a search application for our Concordance using Steve Morse's One-Step program. Please take some time to try it. The search form is at:

Besides the obvious options that you see on the screen, you can display the entire Concordance by leaving all fields blank. Notice that there is an option on the search form for number of hits per page. Although you can type any number into the form, if you type in 9,500 or more, the system will give you an incomplete first page and will not offer an option to go onto the next page. Requesting 9,000 hits per page or less works fine. Adam and Steve Morse have pointed out that no one will need more than 9,000 hits _per page_ ... and I agree with them. When you get your results, notice that each Source entry in your results list is hot-linked to a description of the Source. Click on a Source entry and you will be taken to the part of our "Introduction and Guide" document that tells you how to interpret the Source and Location in Source abbreviations. So, try this out and let us know what you think of the search application.

A number of you wrote to me after you tried the trial version. Using the search form, you were able to identify ancestors that Sheree and I missed in our record extractions. The Beider-Morse Soundex system applied to our Concordance database has produced an enormously valuable tool.

We owe Adam a great "Thank You" for his work on this application; and, our deepest gratitude to Steve Morse for developing his One-Step Search Application, for making it freely available and for generously helping us make it work with our Concordance.

Try it, and let me know if you come up with any new finds.

Ron Doctor

Co-Coordinator, Kremenets Shtetl CO-OP/Jewish Records Indexing-Poland

An activity of the Kremenets District Research Group