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Cemeteries in Danzig #danzig #gdansk #germany #poland

A & B Algaze <Algaze@...>
 

I was connected by e-mail to another researcher who was born and spent his
childhood in Danzig. In response to my question about finding Jewish
information for the period >from the early and mid 1800's, he sent me the
following. I am copying it here with his permission.

Barbara Algaze
Los Angeles, California
Algaze@...

Danzig however had at least already two Jewish communities during that
period. One was in the so-called area called Mattenbuden and was relatively
orthodox, the other was the main Danzig community, was larger and somewhat
more assimilated. I do not know whether pre-World War I Jewish records
comprised data >from both communities. I do believe that they had separate
cemeteries.

The main Jewish cemetery in Danzig was almost destroyed by Polish insurgents
after World War II, tho' most local people in Danzig (Gdansk) today
attribute the destruction to the Nazis. The oldest section of this
cemetery, dating to the late 1700s and 1800s was not destroyed, because
graves were not marked by gravestones above the ground. People were buried
in what appears to be stone or cement graves, the tops of which are even
with the surface and contain Hebrew inscriptions, incl. names. Hence, they
were not destroyed by the insurgents.

Unfortunately, they are not readily accessible today >from the site that used
to be the later section of the cemetery which was destroyed. The way to
reach the section that survived is easiest >from an alternative street, but
most local people do not even know that. I mention all this because that
section might be the source for further interest by you. I do not know
whether there are records or lists of people buried there. I know even less
about the cemetery relating to the Mattenbude community, I do not know if
any of it survived.

He wrote an article on this topic which was printed in Zichron Note,
(Journal of the Jewish Genealogical Society of San Francisco) vol. XI, nr.
2, page 8, in the Summer of 1991.

Danzig/Gedansk SIG #Danzig #Gdansk #Germany #Poland Cemeteries in Danzig #danzig #gdansk #germany #poland

A & B Algaze <Algaze@...>
 

I was connected by e-mail to another researcher who was born and spent his
childhood in Danzig. In response to my question about finding Jewish
information for the period >from the early and mid 1800's, he sent me the
following. I am copying it here with his permission.

Barbara Algaze
Los Angeles, California
Algaze@...

Danzig however had at least already two Jewish communities during that
period. One was in the so-called area called Mattenbuden and was relatively
orthodox, the other was the main Danzig community, was larger and somewhat
more assimilated. I do not know whether pre-World War I Jewish records
comprised data >from both communities. I do believe that they had separate
cemeteries.

The main Jewish cemetery in Danzig was almost destroyed by Polish insurgents
after World War II, tho' most local people in Danzig (Gdansk) today
attribute the destruction to the Nazis. The oldest section of this
cemetery, dating to the late 1700s and 1800s was not destroyed, because
graves were not marked by gravestones above the ground. People were buried
in what appears to be stone or cement graves, the tops of which are even
with the surface and contain Hebrew inscriptions, incl. names. Hence, they
were not destroyed by the insurgents.

Unfortunately, they are not readily accessible today >from the site that used
to be the later section of the cemetery which was destroyed. The way to
reach the section that survived is easiest >from an alternative street, but
most local people do not even know that. I mention all this because that
section might be the source for further interest by you. I do not know
whether there are records or lists of people buried there. I know even less
about the cemetery relating to the Mattenbude community, I do not know if
any of it survived.

He wrote an article on this topic which was printed in Zichron Note,
(Journal of the Jewish Genealogical Society of San Francisco) vol. XI, nr.
2, page 8, in the Summer of 1991.

Re: Uhersky Brod Cemetery Web Site #austria-czech

robert fraser <robertandginafraser@...>
 

I too have used this valuable resource, without which I would never
have found the gravesites of my great-greatgrandfather David Nowak and his
wife Babette.

I am given to understand that the website was maintained by Geri Prokop,
caretaker of the UB cemetery. He is no longer doing this job and so maybe
this is the reason for the site having lapsed.

However, if you enter the url into the Internet Archive Wayback Machine,

http://www.archive.org/web/web.php

the archived website can be partially recovered. Amazing!

I will be visiting UB is a few weeks to see the Nowak graves.

Robert Fraser
Dianella, Western Australia
robertandginafraser@...

From: meretz [mailto:meretz@...]
As my paternal family MAERZ originates >from Uhersky Brod, I have been using
the local cemetery's web site (http://www.uh.brod.cz/kever) for a long time.
Today I again tried, but it did not open any more. Does anybody happen to
know what has happened to this most valuable web site?
Thanks,
Uri Meretz, Israel

Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech RE: Uhersky Brod Cemetery Web Site #austria-czech

robert fraser <robertandginafraser@...>
 

I too have used this valuable resource, without which I would never
have found the gravesites of my great-greatgrandfather David Nowak and his
wife Babette.

I am given to understand that the website was maintained by Geri Prokop,
caretaker of the UB cemetery. He is no longer doing this job and so maybe
this is the reason for the site having lapsed.

However, if you enter the url into the Internet Archive Wayback Machine,

http://www.archive.org/web/web.php

the archived website can be partially recovered. Amazing!

I will be visiting UB is a few weeks to see the Nowak graves.

Robert Fraser
Dianella, Western Australia
robertandginafraser@...

From: meretz [mailto:meretz@...]
As my paternal family MAERZ originates >from Uhersky Brod, I have been using
the local cemetery's web site (http://www.uh.brod.cz/kever) for a long time.
Today I again tried, but it did not open any more. Does anybody happen to
know what has happened to this most valuable web site?
Thanks,
Uri Meretz, Israel

Early Jewish families in the Tidewater area of Virginia #usa

Charles <rcsonne@...>
 

Seeking research on the early Jewish communities of the Portsmouth, Newport
News, Norfolk and Virginia Beach areas of Virginia. I am researching the
Jacobson family >from Grinkiskis, Lithuania which arrived enmasse abound 1800.
Looking for synagogue & cemetery records, other historical studies and data, etc.

Charles Sonneborn Bethesda, MD <rcsonne@...>

Early American SIG #USA Early Jewish families in the Tidewater area of Virginia #usa

Charles <rcsonne@...>
 

Seeking research on the early Jewish communities of the Portsmouth, Newport
News, Norfolk and Virginia Beach areas of Virginia. I am researching the
Jacobson family >from Grinkiskis, Lithuania which arrived enmasse abound 1800.
Looking for synagogue & cemetery records, other historical studies and data, etc.

Charles Sonneborn Bethesda, MD <rcsonne@...>

* Re: How to record SS murders in family tree ??? #germany

Tom Venetianer <tom.vene@...>
 

"Hansmartin Unger" <hans-martinunger@...> asked:
I wonder how to name the cause of death in my family-register.
Is it right to write: "died on..... in the Kz of....." or better "murdered in
the KZ of........."
Dear all,
I use two features: in the place of death I write "Holocaust victim" and I also
have created a flag called "HV" which allows me to quickly find all those who died
during the Shoah. Regards

Tom Venetianer <tom.vene@...> Sao Paulo

German SIG #Germany * Re: How to record SS murders in family tree ??? #germany

Tom Venetianer <tom.vene@...>
 

"Hansmartin Unger" <hans-martinunger@...> asked:
I wonder how to name the cause of death in my family-register.
Is it right to write: "died on..... in the Kz of....." or better "murdered in
the KZ of........."
Dear all,
I use two features: in the place of death I write "Holocaust victim" and I also
have created a flag called "HV" which allows me to quickly find all those who died
during the Shoah. Regards

Tom Venetianer <tom.vene@...> Sao Paulo

Pels family #germany

Dave Bloch
 

In July last year, a Abraham Wollfs wrote me and sent some family tree information
about the PELS family >from Leers,Ostfriedland,Germany.

He said he has over 12,000 names of people who lived in the Ostfriedland area.
I have written to the email address he gave me,but it came back as undeliverable.
I believe he lives in Israel, but am not sure.

If anyone knows him or can help me find him, I would appreciate it. The email
address last July was wollfs@...
I'm trying very hard to find more information on the PELS family.

David A. Bloch Bellevue,Wa. USA davidbloch@...

German SIG #Germany Pels family #germany

Dave Bloch
 

In July last year, a Abraham Wollfs wrote me and sent some family tree information
about the PELS family >from Leers,Ostfriedland,Germany.

He said he has over 12,000 names of people who lived in the Ostfriedland area.
I have written to the email address he gave me,but it came back as undeliverable.
I believe he lives in Israel, but am not sure.

If anyone knows him or can help me find him, I would appreciate it. The email
address last July was wollfs@...
I'm trying very hard to find more information on the PELS family.

David A. Bloch Bellevue,Wa. USA davidbloch@...

WW1 - Advice sought on finding military records #germany

nicky carklin <nixxyc@...>
 

I would like to find information about my Great Grandfather, Max
Isidore OESTERREICHER, who was killed in the First World War.

Unfortunately I have very little information to go on. All I know is
that he was born somewhere in Czechoslovakia (what was then, I
presume, Austria-Hungary?) in a town allegedly called "Teplichernow",
however I can find no evidence that such a place even exists! Would
anyone have an idea as to where this might actually refer? He then
moved to Pritzwalk in Germany, and >from there to Berlin. I am
uncertain as to whether he would have fought for Germany (where he was
living when the war began) or for Austria-Hungary (where he was born).

I managed to get my hands on the book:

"Die Judischen gefallenen des Deutschen Heeres, des Deutschen Marine und der
Deutschen Schutztruppen 1914-1918",
which lists Jewish German soldiers killed in action,
however his name was not in there. Can anyone advise as to what my
next step should be, or perhaps provide me with details of archives
where I can get further information? Any help would be appreciated.

Many thanks, Nicky Carklin (London, UK) <nixxyc@...>

Grand Duchy Project Program in Los Angeles April 24 #lithuania

NKBper@...
 

Litvak researchers in the Los Angeles Area are invited to the JGSLA
meeting on Monday, April 24th at the Skirball Cultural Center, 2701
N. Sepulveda Blvd.

David and Sonia Hoffman will be speaking on the "Grand Duchy Project:
Finding Families in 18th Century Records in Belarus, Lithuania, Poland and
Ukraine."

80% of today's Jews have ancestors who lived in the Polish-Lithuanian
Commonwealth. The Hoffmans are translating and analyzing thousands of
pages of census-tax records >from the latter half of the 18th century,
for the areas which are now in Belarus, Lithuania, and parts of Poland
and Ukraine. They will describe information found in these records
about communities (kahals) and families, and present the historical
context for these findings. They will demonstrate how researchers have
identified their families in these records, though they did not yet
have surnames, and will show examples of other types of 17th
and 18th Century records that are available in archives.
For more information, visit http://www.jewishfamilyhistory.org

Sonia Hoffman is President of the JGS Los Angeles and coordinates
the Grand Duchy Project of the Jewish Family History Foundation. She
served as coordinator of the Bialystok Shtetl CO-OP for JRI-Poland.
David B. Hoffman, Ph.D., is the President of the Jewish Family History
Foundation and serves on the Board of the JGSLA. He co-founded and is
past-president of LitvakSIG. They have published numerous articles in
Avotaynu and Roots-Key, and have spoken at five IAJGS annual conferences
and for many other societies.

This program will begin at 7:30 p.m., following a pre-meeting program on
research in the United Kingdom (7:00 p.m.) There is a $5.00 charge for
guests, which can be applied toward annual membership in JGSLA.

Nancy Biederman, Co-President, JGS Los Angeles

German SIG #Germany WW1 - Advice sought on finding military records #germany

nicky carklin <nixxyc@...>
 

I would like to find information about my Great Grandfather, Max
Isidore OESTERREICHER, who was killed in the First World War.

Unfortunately I have very little information to go on. All I know is
that he was born somewhere in Czechoslovakia (what was then, I
presume, Austria-Hungary?) in a town allegedly called "Teplichernow",
however I can find no evidence that such a place even exists! Would
anyone have an idea as to where this might actually refer? He then
moved to Pritzwalk in Germany, and >from there to Berlin. I am
uncertain as to whether he would have fought for Germany (where he was
living when the war began) or for Austria-Hungary (where he was born).

I managed to get my hands on the book:

"Die Judischen gefallenen des Deutschen Heeres, des Deutschen Marine und der
Deutschen Schutztruppen 1914-1918",
which lists Jewish German soldiers killed in action,
however his name was not in there. Can anyone advise as to what my
next step should be, or perhaps provide me with details of archives
where I can get further information? Any help would be appreciated.

Many thanks, Nicky Carklin (London, UK) <nixxyc@...>

Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Grand Duchy Project Program in Los Angeles April 24 #lithuania

NKBper@...
 

Litvak researchers in the Los Angeles Area are invited to the JGSLA
meeting on Monday, April 24th at the Skirball Cultural Center, 2701
N. Sepulveda Blvd.

David and Sonia Hoffman will be speaking on the "Grand Duchy Project:
Finding Families in 18th Century Records in Belarus, Lithuania, Poland and
Ukraine."

80% of today's Jews have ancestors who lived in the Polish-Lithuanian
Commonwealth. The Hoffmans are translating and analyzing thousands of
pages of census-tax records >from the latter half of the 18th century,
for the areas which are now in Belarus, Lithuania, and parts of Poland
and Ukraine. They will describe information found in these records
about communities (kahals) and families, and present the historical
context for these findings. They will demonstrate how researchers have
identified their families in these records, though they did not yet
have surnames, and will show examples of other types of 17th
and 18th Century records that are available in archives.
For more information, visit http://www.jewishfamilyhistory.org

Sonia Hoffman is President of the JGS Los Angeles and coordinates
the Grand Duchy Project of the Jewish Family History Foundation. She
served as coordinator of the Bialystok Shtetl CO-OP for JRI-Poland.
David B. Hoffman, Ph.D., is the President of the Jewish Family History
Foundation and serves on the Board of the JGSLA. He co-founded and is
past-president of LitvakSIG. They have published numerous articles in
Avotaynu and Roots-Key, and have spoken at five IAJGS annual conferences
and for many other societies.

This program will begin at 7:30 p.m., following a pre-meeting program on
research in the United Kingdom (7:00 p.m.) There is a $5.00 charge for
guests, which can be applied toward annual membership in JGSLA.

Nancy Biederman, Co-President, JGS Los Angeles

Ask advice re: ancestor search in Fulda etc. next month #germany

zvi <zvinsue@...>
 

I will be in Germany >from May 9th , and will be grateful for help in
contacting the various official persons or organizations to help me to gain
access and information about my ancestors . 1 . My paternal grandparents ,
Selma born WEILBURG and Bernard BIRKENRUTH , and 2 . great grandparents ,
Babbette born MULLER and Gerson BIRKENRUTH , are buried in the Jewish
cemetery in Fulda in Hessen .

My maternal grandparents Jacob and Elizabeth BERGHEIMER born HEUMANN >from
Guntersblum were deported >from Frankfurt in 1941 . I have records of their
deportation and fate . My great grandparents HEUMANN are buried in
Guntersblum and BERGHEIMER are buried in Diersburg .
I have a cemetery list of BERGHEIMER'S in Diersburg but I don't know the
family links .
I will be very grateful for any advice and information .

Susan Herr . Kibbutz Tzora . Israel <zvinsue@...>

MODERATOR NOTE: At JewishGen the page of links to Fulda will be helpful to you.

http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/fulda/fulda.html

German SIG #Germany Ask advice re: ancestor search in Fulda etc. next month #germany

zvi <zvinsue@...>
 

I will be in Germany >from May 9th , and will be grateful for help in
contacting the various official persons or organizations to help me to gain
access and information about my ancestors . 1 . My paternal grandparents ,
Selma born WEILBURG and Bernard BIRKENRUTH , and 2 . great grandparents ,
Babbette born MULLER and Gerson BIRKENRUTH , are buried in the Jewish
cemetery in Fulda in Hessen .

My maternal grandparents Jacob and Elizabeth BERGHEIMER born HEUMANN >from
Guntersblum were deported >from Frankfurt in 1941 . I have records of their
deportation and fate . My great grandparents HEUMANN are buried in
Guntersblum and BERGHEIMER are buried in Diersburg .
I have a cemetery list of BERGHEIMER'S in Diersburg but I don't know the
family links .
I will be very grateful for any advice and information .

Susan Herr . Kibbutz Tzora . Israel <zvinsue@...>

MODERATOR NOTE: At JewishGen the page of links to Fulda will be helpful to you.

http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/fulda/fulda.html

Grand Duchy Project Program in Los Angeles April 24 #poland

Bobby Furst <bobby1st@...>
 

JRI-Poland researchers in the Los Angeles Area are invited to the
JGSLA meeting April 24th at the Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N.
Sepulveda Blvd.

David and Sonia Hoffman will be speaking on the "Grand Duchy Project:
Finding Families in 18th Century Records in Belarus, Lithuania,
Poland and Ukraine."

80% of today's Jews have ancestors who lived in the Polish-Lithuanian
Commonwealth. The Hoffmans are translating and analyzing thousands of
pages of census-tax records >from the latter half of the 18th century,
for the areas which are now in Belarus, Lithuania, and parts of
Poland and Ukraine. This type of record was created for all of the
Kingdom of Poland and the Grand Duchy of Lithuania. They will
describe information found in these records about communities
(kahals) and families, and present the historical context for these
findings. They will demonstrate how researchers have identified their
families in these records, though they did not yet have surnames, and
will show examples of other types of 17th and 18th Century records
that are available in archives.

Some of the towns that are in Poland today for which the GDL Project
already has 18th c. records are: Biala, Janowa Podlaski, Koden,
Lomazy, Piszczac, Pratulin, Slawatycze, Wisznice, Wlodawa, Wohyn,
Dambrowa, Filipow, Korycin, Krasnopol, Krynki, Kuznica, Lipsk,
Przerosl, Raczki, Sejny, Suchowola, Sztabin, Wasilkow, Zabludow.
For more information, visit www.jewishfamilyhistory.org

David B. Hoffman, Ph.D., is the President of the Jewish Family
History Foundation and serves on the Board of the JGSLA. He co-
founded and is the past-president of the LitvakSIG. Sonia Hoffman
is President of the JGS Los Angeles and coordinates the Grand Duchy
Project of the Jewish Family History Foundation. She served as
coordinator of the Bialystok Shtetl CO-OP for JRI-Poland. They have
published numerous articles in Avotaynu and Roots-Key, and have
spoken at five IAJGS annual conferences and for many other societies.

This program will begin at 7:30 p.m., following a pre-meeting program
on research in the United Kingdom (7:00 p.m.) There is a $5.00 charge
for guests, which can be applied toward annual membership in JGSLA.

Bobby Furst, Membership Vice President, JGSLA
Visit www.jgsla.org for more information and directions.

JRI Poland #Poland Grand Duchy Project Program in Los Angeles April 24 #poland

Bobby Furst <bobby1st@...>
 

JRI-Poland researchers in the Los Angeles Area are invited to the
JGSLA meeting April 24th at the Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N.
Sepulveda Blvd.

David and Sonia Hoffman will be speaking on the "Grand Duchy Project:
Finding Families in 18th Century Records in Belarus, Lithuania,
Poland and Ukraine."

80% of today's Jews have ancestors who lived in the Polish-Lithuanian
Commonwealth. The Hoffmans are translating and analyzing thousands of
pages of census-tax records >from the latter half of the 18th century,
for the areas which are now in Belarus, Lithuania, and parts of
Poland and Ukraine. This type of record was created for all of the
Kingdom of Poland and the Grand Duchy of Lithuania. They will
describe information found in these records about communities
(kahals) and families, and present the historical context for these
findings. They will demonstrate how researchers have identified their
families in these records, though they did not yet have surnames, and
will show examples of other types of 17th and 18th Century records
that are available in archives.

Some of the towns that are in Poland today for which the GDL Project
already has 18th c. records are: Biala, Janowa Podlaski, Koden,
Lomazy, Piszczac, Pratulin, Slawatycze, Wisznice, Wlodawa, Wohyn,
Dambrowa, Filipow, Korycin, Krasnopol, Krynki, Kuznica, Lipsk,
Przerosl, Raczki, Sejny, Suchowola, Sztabin, Wasilkow, Zabludow.
For more information, visit www.jewishfamilyhistory.org

David B. Hoffman, Ph.D., is the President of the Jewish Family
History Foundation and serves on the Board of the JGSLA. He co-
founded and is the past-president of the LitvakSIG. Sonia Hoffman
is President of the JGS Los Angeles and coordinates the Grand Duchy
Project of the Jewish Family History Foundation. She served as
coordinator of the Bialystok Shtetl CO-OP for JRI-Poland. They have
published numerous articles in Avotaynu and Roots-Key, and have
spoken at five IAJGS annual conferences and for many other societies.

This program will begin at 7:30 p.m., following a pre-meeting program
on research in the United Kingdom (7:00 p.m.) There is a $5.00 charge
for guests, which can be applied toward annual membership in JGSLA.

Bobby Furst, Membership Vice President, JGSLA
Visit www.jgsla.org for more information and directions.

Re: EICHEL & GROSS ancestors & descendants - SITE CITE #germany

Fran Luebke <franluebke@...>
 

In response to this inquiry, there is an Otto EICHEL listed in the Death and
Burial Index assembled by Penny Deshur, former President of the WI
Jewish Genealogical Society.

The only EICHEL name listed, Otto EICHEL, died in March, 1946 and is buried in
Spring Hill Cemetery. No Schildknecht names are listed in any of the databases.

Records include death notices >from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and the
Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle as well as cemetery records and census of Jewish
cemeteries in the Milwaukee and surrounding areas. She was aided by members
of the Wisconsin Jewish Genealogical Society.

A database of these records, as well as other indexes and some marriage records
are all searchable on the Milwaukee Jewish Historical Society website.

The URL is:

http://milwaukeejewishhistorical.com/index.htm

These are excellent resources for genealogists researching
Milwaukee and the surrounding areas. Do not be deterred by
the login and password request, just click on "cancel" and
you will access the databases.

Fran Luebke franluebke@... Brookfield, WI

German SIG #Germany RE:EICHEL & GROSS ancestors & descendants - SITE CITE #germany

Fran Luebke <franluebke@...>
 

In response to this inquiry, there is an Otto EICHEL listed in the Death and
Burial Index assembled by Penny Deshur, former President of the WI
Jewish Genealogical Society.

The only EICHEL name listed, Otto EICHEL, died in March, 1946 and is buried in
Spring Hill Cemetery. No Schildknecht names are listed in any of the databases.

Records include death notices >from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and the
Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle as well as cemetery records and census of Jewish
cemeteries in the Milwaukee and surrounding areas. She was aided by members
of the Wisconsin Jewish Genealogical Society.

A database of these records, as well as other indexes and some marriage records
are all searchable on the Milwaukee Jewish Historical Society website.

The URL is:

http://milwaukeejewishhistorical.com/index.htm

These are excellent resources for genealogists researching
Milwaukee and the surrounding areas. Do not be deterred by
the login and password request, just click on "cancel" and
you will access the databases.

Fran Luebke franluebke@... Brookfield, WI