TATRA AREA RESEARCH GROUP
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Newsletter for August 2002
Hello and welcome to the newest TARG members this month.
Now for the latest on our TARG website. After a lengthy series of
failures, I am happy to report that most of the website is now on the new
CyberPixels server (USA based). The only thing I have left to upload are the
Slovak maps (the Polish ones are up).
The URL to reach the new site is simple. It is just: www.mytarg.net.
They did switch servers on me Thursday night, though and have to "fully
propagate" the website now. That's "geek-speak" meaning they have to let
every other server in the world know that "mytarg.net" is now at a new
numerical address servers read. This can take a few days. So if the URL
above doesn't work for you, it just means the server you are using hasn't
got the latest message yet. In that case, you can use:
http://188.8.131.52/~mytarg/ to access it.
Please have a visit and let me know if all of the links work getting
back and forth. Remember, the maps G through Q (the Slovak ones) are not up
yet. The website may look the same, but its file structure has been
substantially altered to make it more secure and easier to enlarge or add
features later. This has taken most of my effort this month, but felt it was
worth it for the long run. Needless to say, this issue of the TARG
Newsletter will be short again! I hope everyone in the USA has a safe and
fun Labor Day Holiday.
-- Paul K. Bingham
WEBSITES TO CHECK OUT_____________
1) The new TARG website at: www.mytarg.net!
2) The 10-volume, 6000+ page "Slownik Nazwisk" (History of Polish Surnames)
by Rymut is now online! The Nowy Targ volume on film is one I ordered for my
local Family History Center. But now it is online and searchable! It's in
Polish...we'll have more about how to navigate it in the next TARG
newsletter...but until then you can give it a try yourself at:
www.herby.com.pl/herby/indexslo.html One hint, if you need to use a
diacritic on a letter in spelling a surname to look up and can't, use an *
or ? symbol instead. Oh, and the "Szukaj" button means "search".
3) My cousin Lucjan has been busy working on the English version of his
Jurgow website. Parts are still under construction, but it's worth a look
SPECIAL TARG TRIP IN 2003!!!____________
Please be thinking aboutthe NEW TARG tour to the Tatras in summer of
2003! This tour will be similar to those in 1999 and 2001, but we are
determined to have it be the best ever in 2003!
Helene and I have been planning this and she has been checking out new
destinations for us to visit and new places to stay in the Tatra region both
in Slovakia and Poland. There are likely many historical, genealogical and
cultural locations we want to look into. If you know of something we should check out, or if you are contemplating going with us and have a "request", I'd like to hear it! Please let me know by contacting me personally at firstname.lastname@example.org.
POLISH PHONEBOOK COPIES___________
So many contacted me about obtaining photocopies of the 287-page 1998
South-Central (Nowy Sacz) phonebook which contains all of the Polish TARG
villages, that I had to get more printed!!!
I now have just one lone copy left. The price is $26 plus shipping. (If
you are interested, please contact me with your mailing address and I can
get you an exact total. For the slow "Printed Matter" rate it runs around $4
and for Priority (2-3 days) it's
To contact TARG the e-mail address is: TARG_NET@hotmail.com. Our mailing
address is: TARG, P.O. Box 3533, Escondido, CA 92033. Our website is:
www.mytarg.net. Thanks for participating!
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