Date   

Records of Lodz ghetto #general

Seflaum@...
 

Dear Fellow Researchers,

In answer to Corinne Silver's inquiry about visiting Yad Vashem to search
records of the Lodz ghetto: an extensive Shtetlinks web site on Lodz has
been compiled this year (and recently updated). Please visit at:

http://www.jewishgen.org/Shtetlinks/Lodz/Lodz.htm

You should find the answers to most any question you might have about
researching Lodz and the 200,000 Jews incarcerated in the ghetto. If you
need any additional help, please don't hesitate to email me.

Regards,
Shirley Flaum
Lodz Shtetlinks Coordinator
Seflaum@aol.com

Date: Tue, 2 Nov 1999 08:17:32 -0000
From: "Corinne Silver" <silverlining@callnetuk.com>
Subject: Israel - Help needed
I am planning a trip to Israel in February and want to visit Yad Vashem to
see if I can find any records of my family who died in the Lodz Ghetto.
Has any Genners got experience of doing this? Are records held there?
Do I have to contact them in advance? I only have a week in Israel
(& as I am taking my son I don't want him to be bored ridged by
"mothers obsession with long lost relatives" as tolerant as he is
I have promised him a holiday too!) So is there other places
I should look?

Do you know if I would find lists of survivors with the name SAFIER
anywhere in Israel?

All suggestions welcome,
Thank you for your help in advance

Corinne Silver
Manchester U.K.


Russell MEPPEN #general

Craig Hillman <hilboy@...>
 

A friend of mine found Russell MEPPEN on the JewishGen website.
However, his email address, meppen@packbell.com, bounced. If
Russell or somebody who knows him sees this email, please contact
me. Thanks for your help.

Best Regards
Craig Hillman


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Records of Lodz ghetto #general

Seflaum@...
 

Dear Fellow Researchers,

In answer to Corinne Silver's inquiry about visiting Yad Vashem to search
records of the Lodz ghetto: an extensive Shtetlinks web site on Lodz has
been compiled this year (and recently updated). Please visit at:

http://www.jewishgen.org/Shtetlinks/Lodz/Lodz.htm

You should find the answers to most any question you might have about
researching Lodz and the 200,000 Jews incarcerated in the ghetto. If you
need any additional help, please don't hesitate to email me.

Regards,
Shirley Flaum
Lodz Shtetlinks Coordinator
Seflaum@aol.com

Date: Tue, 2 Nov 1999 08:17:32 -0000
From: "Corinne Silver" <silverlining@callnetuk.com>
Subject: Israel - Help needed
I am planning a trip to Israel in February and want to visit Yad Vashem to
see if I can find any records of my family who died in the Lodz Ghetto.
Has any Genners got experience of doing this? Are records held there?
Do I have to contact them in advance? I only have a week in Israel
(& as I am taking my son I don't want him to be bored ridged by
"mothers obsession with long lost relatives" as tolerant as he is
I have promised him a holiday too!) So is there other places
I should look?

Do you know if I would find lists of survivors with the name SAFIER
anywhere in Israel?

All suggestions welcome,
Thank you for your help in advance

Corinne Silver
Manchester U.K.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Russell MEPPEN #general

Craig Hillman <hilboy@...>
 

A friend of mine found Russell MEPPEN on the JewishGen website.
However, his email address, meppen@packbell.com, bounced. If
Russell or somebody who knows him sees this email, please contact
me. Thanks for your help.

Best Regards
Craig Hillman


ALTSCHULER - Kiev #general

David Lewin <davidlewin@...>
 

Are there any ALTSCHULER (however spelled) with 1930's connections to
KIEV, (Kyiv) in the Ukraine out there?

Please respond privately to

David Lewin
London
<davidlewin@bigfoot.com>


Re: Rabbi Vilna Gaon #general

David Ziants <davidz@...>
 

From: "EAdler" <eadler@ndsisrael.com> wrote
Surely the person in question is known as "The Vilna Gaon" or "The Gaon
of Vilna". His surname is not Gaon - this is the title he was given in
respect of his great scholarship (Gaon means "genius).
His full name was Rabbi Eliyahu ben Shlomo Zalmen.
Everything seems right here, except in the context of a title like this
"gaon" does NOT mean "genius". If you check a good Hebrew dictionary, you
will see that gaon=genius is a very modern usage.

I also made this same error once, and you can check the jewishgen archives
for a slightly off-topic thread that rose out >from this.

The word for "genius" in Rabbinic/Yeshiva Hebrew is "illuy", as was
pointed out to me at the time.

David Ziants
davidz@netmedia.net.il

Ma'aleh Adumim, Israel


Re: Aurum #general

Alexander Sharon <a.sharon@...>
 

Oooops,

Mendeleyev obviously lived in 19 century, not the 9th. In 9th century
Russian scientists were busy discovering the wheel.
--
Alexander Sharon


Alexander Sharon <a.sharon@home.com> wrote in message
news:xmx24.6277$q7.347086@news1.rdc1.ab.home.com...

Yes,

I did mean gold, not silver, but I've been too lazy to check it with
Periodic Table of the Elements when I wrote the message.
For this sin I've received privately several letters to tell me how wrong
was I. Mea culpa, gvirotai verabotai.

You are probably aware that Periodic Table of Elements was developed by
Russian scientist Dmitri Mendeleyev. Few only knew that this famous 9th
century Russian scientist had a Jewish background, >from the Mendel (as
name says) family.

Alexander Sharon
Calgary, Alberta


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen ALTSCHULER - Kiev #general

David Lewin <davidlewin@...>
 

Are there any ALTSCHULER (however spelled) with 1930's connections to
KIEV, (Kyiv) in the Ukraine out there?

Please respond privately to

David Lewin
London
<davidlewin@bigfoot.com>


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Rabbi Vilna Gaon #general

David Ziants <davidz@...>
 

From: "EAdler" <eadler@ndsisrael.com> wrote
Surely the person in question is known as "The Vilna Gaon" or "The Gaon
of Vilna". His surname is not Gaon - this is the title he was given in
respect of his great scholarship (Gaon means "genius).
His full name was Rabbi Eliyahu ben Shlomo Zalmen.
Everything seems right here, except in the context of a title like this
"gaon" does NOT mean "genius". If you check a good Hebrew dictionary, you
will see that gaon=genius is a very modern usage.

I also made this same error once, and you can check the jewishgen archives
for a slightly off-topic thread that rose out >from this.

The word for "genius" in Rabbinic/Yeshiva Hebrew is "illuy", as was
pointed out to me at the time.

David Ziants
davidz@netmedia.net.il

Ma'aleh Adumim, Israel


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Aurum #general

Alexander Sharon <a.sharon@...>
 

Oooops,

Mendeleyev obviously lived in 19 century, not the 9th. In 9th century
Russian scientists were busy discovering the wheel.
--
Alexander Sharon


Alexander Sharon <a.sharon@home.com> wrote in message
news:xmx24.6277$q7.347086@news1.rdc1.ab.home.com...

Yes,

I did mean gold, not silver, but I've been too lazy to check it with
Periodic Table of the Elements when I wrote the message.
For this sin I've received privately several letters to tell me how wrong
was I. Mea culpa, gvirotai verabotai.

You are probably aware that Periodic Table of Elements was developed by
Russian scientist Dmitri Mendeleyev. Few only knew that this famous 9th
century Russian scientist had a Jewish background, >from the Mendel (as
name says) family.

Alexander Sharon
Calgary, Alberta


December Meeting of Jewish Genealogical Society of Philadelphia #general

JGLois@...
 

December Meeting of Jewish Genealogical Society of Philadelphia

Date: Monday, December 13, 1999
Time: 7:45 PM
Place: The Newman Building at Gratz College
Old York Road (Route 611) and Melrose Avenue
Melrose Park, PA
^^^^^^^^^^^
Speakers: Alan Remstein & Joan Rosen
Topic: The JGSP Library and You; Computers and Libraries

^^^^^^^^^^^
Learn all about our library: how it came to be; why it is the way
it is; what kinds of materials we have; and how you can find what
you want. In addition, transparencies will help illustrate how you
can use the Internet to find books you want, even if you do not
own a computer.

Alan Remstein has, for over 30 years, has been involved in his
own family genealogy that now includes over 1,200 people. He
was responsible for compiling a list of the Yizkor books housed
in the Gratz library, and has been JGSP's librarian for the past
year and a half.

Joan Rosen has been a practicing librarian for 24 years in an
effort to get it right, and reluctantly admits she is responsible for
the appearance and arrangement of the materials in the JGSP
library.

^^^^^^^^^^^^
Special Offer for New Members!

Come 30 minutes early and hear more experienced members
of JGSP give advice and counsel on issues that interest and
perplex you. Come at 7:15 and stay for the regular meeting
following.
^^^^^^^^^^^^
Interested friends are always welcome!
Refreshments will be served following the meeting
^^^^^^^^^^^^
Ride Sharing Program: (215) 947-7374

^^^^^^^^^^^
RUSSIAN SPECIAL INTEREST GROUP: The next meeting
will be held December 12, at 1:30 p.m. at the usual location,
Klein Branch JCC, Red Lion Road and Jamison Avenue.
Topic: A letter-writing workshop. Please bring information
you are seeking in the countries of the former Soviet Union.

^^^^^^^^^^^^
COMPUTER SPECIAL INTEREST GROUP: The first meeting
of the group in the 1999/2000 season will be held in the meeting
room of the Gratz library, 7:30 p.m., on December 16, 1999.
Topic: How to use the Internet for genealogy research.

For all who are researching Philadelphia roots and need
information on local resources; cemeteries, funeral directors,
repositories (and much more) please visit the JGSP website:
http://www.jewishgen.org/jgsp

Lois Sernoff [JGSPhiladelphia]
<JGLois@aol.com>


Ruble's worthiness, correction #general

MarkGrekin <markgrekin@...>
 

My sincere apology to Jewishgenners who read my msg. about ruble's
worthiness,found it cognizable, but were confused about several details.
I wrote this msg at 1:00 A.M., was tired and made several mistakes and
omissions. Please correct them as follows:
1. Sentence <In the period 1895 to 1905 the average worker's wages were as
follows> shall be read:
<In the period 1895 to 1905 the average monthly worker's wages were as follows>
2. < One ship --- 4 rub> shall be read < One sheep --- 4 rub>
3. After < Wheat 1 bushel = 1 ruble 51 kop > add
Rye 1 bushel = 1 ruble 18 kop
Barley 1 bushel = 64 kop
Sorry,
Mark Grekin


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen December Meeting of Jewish Genealogical Society of Philadelphia #general

JGLois@...
 

December Meeting of Jewish Genealogical Society of Philadelphia

Date: Monday, December 13, 1999
Time: 7:45 PM
Place: The Newman Building at Gratz College
Old York Road (Route 611) and Melrose Avenue
Melrose Park, PA
^^^^^^^^^^^
Speakers: Alan Remstein & Joan Rosen
Topic: The JGSP Library and You; Computers and Libraries

^^^^^^^^^^^
Learn all about our library: how it came to be; why it is the way
it is; what kinds of materials we have; and how you can find what
you want. In addition, transparencies will help illustrate how you
can use the Internet to find books you want, even if you do not
own a computer.

Alan Remstein has, for over 30 years, has been involved in his
own family genealogy that now includes over 1,200 people. He
was responsible for compiling a list of the Yizkor books housed
in the Gratz library, and has been JGSP's librarian for the past
year and a half.

Joan Rosen has been a practicing librarian for 24 years in an
effort to get it right, and reluctantly admits she is responsible for
the appearance and arrangement of the materials in the JGSP
library.

^^^^^^^^^^^^
Special Offer for New Members!

Come 30 minutes early and hear more experienced members
of JGSP give advice and counsel on issues that interest and
perplex you. Come at 7:15 and stay for the regular meeting
following.
^^^^^^^^^^^^
Interested friends are always welcome!
Refreshments will be served following the meeting
^^^^^^^^^^^^
Ride Sharing Program: (215) 947-7374

^^^^^^^^^^^
RUSSIAN SPECIAL INTEREST GROUP: The next meeting
will be held December 12, at 1:30 p.m. at the usual location,
Klein Branch JCC, Red Lion Road and Jamison Avenue.
Topic: A letter-writing workshop. Please bring information
you are seeking in the countries of the former Soviet Union.

^^^^^^^^^^^^
COMPUTER SPECIAL INTEREST GROUP: The first meeting
of the group in the 1999/2000 season will be held in the meeting
room of the Gratz library, 7:30 p.m., on December 16, 1999.
Topic: How to use the Internet for genealogy research.

For all who are researching Philadelphia roots and need
information on local resources; cemeteries, funeral directors,
repositories (and much more) please visit the JGSP website:
http://www.jewishgen.org/jgsp

Lois Sernoff [JGSPhiladelphia]
<JGLois@aol.com>


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Ruble's worthiness, correction #general

MarkGrekin <markgrekin@...>
 

My sincere apology to Jewishgenners who read my msg. about ruble's
worthiness,found it cognizable, but were confused about several details.
I wrote this msg at 1:00 A.M., was tired and made several mistakes and
omissions. Please correct them as follows:
1. Sentence <In the period 1895 to 1905 the average worker's wages were as
follows> shall be read:
<In the period 1895 to 1905 the average monthly worker's wages were as follows>
2. < One ship --- 4 rub> shall be read < One sheep --- 4 rub>
3. After < Wheat 1 bushel = 1 ruble 51 kop > add
Rye 1 bushel = 1 ruble 18 kop
Barley 1 bushel = 64 kop
Sorry,
Mark Grekin


Russian Army Uniforms #belarus

Kenneth Barnett <kebarnet@...>
 

I have a picture of my Grandfather in uniform >from Belarus circa 1900.
I understand that the uniform may be an important identifying feature
that may lead me to records.

Can anyone tell me where to start with this photo?
Much thanks in advance.

Kenny Barnett


Belarus SIG #Belarus Russian Army Uniforms #belarus

Kenneth Barnett <kebarnet@...>
 

I have a picture of my Grandfather in uniform >from Belarus circa 1900.
I understand that the uniform may be an important identifying feature
that may lead me to records.

Can anyone tell me where to start with this photo?
Much thanks in advance.

Kenny Barnett


Warsaw vital record indices soon to be available on JRI-Poland #general

Hadassah Lipsius <kesher@...>
 

Jewish Record Indexing-Poland is pleased to announce the acquisition of
indices to more than 17,000 Jewish birth, marriage and death records for
the City of Warsaw >from 1869 to 1898. The records have been indexed by the
Ronald S. Lauder Foundation Genealogy Project at the Jewish Historical
Institute >from registers in the Polish State Archives Warsaw Region Branch.
This is the first phase of the Warsaw City project, which JRI-Poland
estimates will cover approximately 40,000 records.

JRI-Poland is proud of its expanded relationship with the Lauder Foundation
team headed by Archivist Yale Reisner; the Warsaw project is just the
beginning of a heightened effort to bring material of genealogical value
from the Jewish Historical Institute to Jewish researchers around the
world.

JRI-Poland is now organizing a special project to facilitate the creation
of this first group of Warsaw indices of records not filmed by the Mormons
(LDS).
For full information on the Warsaw Archives project and further details on
the new data >from this joint initiative, please go to:
http://www.jewishgen.org/jri-pl/warsaw/warsawind.htm

After the indices have been posted to the searchable database on the
JRI-Poland web site, researchers will be able to order copies of the
original records directly >from the Polish State Archives (using the
convenient order form linked to the search results).

Like many philanthropic foundations with far-reaching goals and widespread
activities, the efforts of the Ronald S. Lauder Foundation are strengthened
by groups like ours partnering in their initiatives. Our joint efforts
will enable us to index many of the Jewish Historical Institute holdings of
genealogical value.

JRI - Poland is a non-profit tax-exempt organization under Section
501(c)(3)of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code. The JRI-Poland web site,
mailing list, and database are hosted by JewishGen.

Hadassah Lipsius, Archive Coordinator, Warsaw Archives Branch
Stanley Diamond, Project Coordinator, JRI-Poland


Yizkor Book Project Nov 1999 report #general

JoyceField <jfield@...>
 

Although the November report for the Yizkor Book Project is a bit
late because of the holidays -- Thanksgiving and then Chanukah soon
after-- we hope that the delay just piqued your interest in our
recent activity.

First, I wish to direct you to our redesigned Translations homepage,
done by the combined efforts of Martin Kessel and John Berman. The
goal of the new page was to make it easier for readers to navigate
through the massive amount of information that is indexed on this
page.

Second, I wish to point out that we now have 149 total translations
through November 1999.

New Translations in November:

Slutsk, Belarus--Pinkas Slutsk u-benoteha
Motol, Belarus--Hurban Motele
Opole-Lubelski, Poland--Sefer Opole-Lubelski
Volyn, Ukraine: Jewish Partisans and Fighters of Volyn in their Memory

Additional material has been added to these sites:

Brody, Ukraine
Buchach, Ukraine
Kolno, Poland
Sochaczew, Poland
Zoludek, Poland

Joyce Field
Translations Manager
Yizkor Book Project


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Warsaw vital record indices soon to be available on JRI-Poland #general

Hadassah Lipsius <kesher@...>
 

Jewish Record Indexing-Poland is pleased to announce the acquisition of
indices to more than 17,000 Jewish birth, marriage and death records for
the City of Warsaw >from 1869 to 1898. The records have been indexed by the
Ronald S. Lauder Foundation Genealogy Project at the Jewish Historical
Institute >from registers in the Polish State Archives Warsaw Region Branch.
This is the first phase of the Warsaw City project, which JRI-Poland
estimates will cover approximately 40,000 records.

JRI-Poland is proud of its expanded relationship with the Lauder Foundation
team headed by Archivist Yale Reisner; the Warsaw project is just the
beginning of a heightened effort to bring material of genealogical value
from the Jewish Historical Institute to Jewish researchers around the
world.

JRI-Poland is now organizing a special project to facilitate the creation
of this first group of Warsaw indices of records not filmed by the Mormons
(LDS).
For full information on the Warsaw Archives project and further details on
the new data >from this joint initiative, please go to:
http://www.jewishgen.org/jri-pl/warsaw/warsawind.htm

After the indices have been posted to the searchable database on the
JRI-Poland web site, researchers will be able to order copies of the
original records directly >from the Polish State Archives (using the
convenient order form linked to the search results).

Like many philanthropic foundations with far-reaching goals and widespread
activities, the efforts of the Ronald S. Lauder Foundation are strengthened
by groups like ours partnering in their initiatives. Our joint efforts
will enable us to index many of the Jewish Historical Institute holdings of
genealogical value.

JRI - Poland is a non-profit tax-exempt organization under Section
501(c)(3)of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code. The JRI-Poland web site,
mailing list, and database are hosted by JewishGen.

Hadassah Lipsius, Archive Coordinator, Warsaw Archives Branch
Stanley Diamond, Project Coordinator, JRI-Poland


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Yizkor Book Project Nov 1999 report #general

JoyceField <jfield@...>
 

Although the November report for the Yizkor Book Project is a bit
late because of the holidays -- Thanksgiving and then Chanukah soon
after-- we hope that the delay just piqued your interest in our
recent activity.

First, I wish to direct you to our redesigned Translations homepage,
done by the combined efforts of Martin Kessel and John Berman. The
goal of the new page was to make it easier for readers to navigate
through the massive amount of information that is indexed on this
page.

Second, I wish to point out that we now have 149 total translations
through November 1999.

New Translations in November:

Slutsk, Belarus--Pinkas Slutsk u-benoteha
Motol, Belarus--Hurban Motele
Opole-Lubelski, Poland--Sefer Opole-Lubelski
Volyn, Ukraine: Jewish Partisans and Fighters of Volyn in their Memory

Additional material has been added to these sites:

Brody, Ukraine
Buchach, Ukraine
Kolno, Poland
Sochaczew, Poland
Zoludek, Poland

Joyce Field
Translations Manager
Yizkor Book Project