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New listings on Belarus Archives web site #belarus

Ted Gostin
 

The web site for the Central State Historical Archives of Belarus at
http://www.president.gov.by/gosarchives/index.htm is now listing
revision lists and vital records >from the Grodno Archives as well as
the Minsk archives.

The Grodno listings are so far not as complete as the Minsk
listings, and I'm not sure whether this is because 1) there are fewer
surviving records for the areas covered by the Grodno archives; 2)
the inventories of the Grodno archives are less complete; or 3) they
just haven't finished listing all the files >from the Grodno archives.

Since the site doesn't list Jewish vital records (only Russian
Orthodox and "Greek Catholic"), the revision lists are the most
useful listings. If you're looking for information on what the Grodno
archives has for Grodno gubernia, check out the new listings.


Ted Gostin
Los Angeles, CA
tedgostin@generationspress.com


Belarus SIG #Belarus New listings on Belarus Archives web site #belarus

Ted Gostin
 

The web site for the Central State Historical Archives of Belarus at
http://www.president.gov.by/gosarchives/index.htm is now listing
revision lists and vital records >from the Grodno Archives as well as
the Minsk archives.

The Grodno listings are so far not as complete as the Minsk
listings, and I'm not sure whether this is because 1) there are fewer
surviving records for the areas covered by the Grodno archives; 2)
the inventories of the Grodno archives are less complete; or 3) they
just haven't finished listing all the files >from the Grodno archives.

Since the site doesn't list Jewish vital records (only Russian
Orthodox and "Greek Catholic"), the revision lists are the most
useful listings. If you're looking for information on what the Grodno
archives has for Grodno gubernia, check out the new listings.


Ted Gostin
Los Angeles, CA
tedgostin@generationspress.com


Bialystok Archive Project Complete #poland

Willie46@...
 

I am happy to announce that all the vital records housed at Bialystok Branch
of The Polish State Archives (PSA), that have not previously been microfilmed
by the LDS Church, have now been indexed and added to the Jewish Records
Indexing-Poland (JRI) database.

The Shtetlach included in the Bialystok initiative and the vital records that
have been added to the JRI database are identified at
<http://www.jewishgen.org/JRI-PL/psa/psabialy.htm>. The records for
Dyatlovo/Zdzieciol, Belarus are included in the JRI database under Dzyatlava.

Please search the database at <http://www.jewishgen.org/JRI-PL/jriplweb.htm>.
If your search is successful and includes results identified as PSA, you can
order the full record >from PSA. Instructions for ordering are at
<http://www.jewishgen.org/JRI-PL/psa/psainst.htm>.

I would like to thank all those who contributed to this project. Also, thanks
to Sonia Hoffman, Bialystok Shtetl CO-OP Coordinator, Richard Hoffman,
Tykocin Shtetl CO-OP Coordinator, and dynamic JRI-Poland team of Stanley
Diamond, Steve Zedeck, and Michael Tobias.

Happy searching to all.

Mark Halpern
Bialystok Archive Coordinator


JRI Poland #Poland Bialystok Archive Project Complete #poland

Willie46@...
 

I am happy to announce that all the vital records housed at Bialystok Branch
of The Polish State Archives (PSA), that have not previously been microfilmed
by the LDS Church, have now been indexed and added to the Jewish Records
Indexing-Poland (JRI) database.

The Shtetlach included in the Bialystok initiative and the vital records that
have been added to the JRI database are identified at
<http://www.jewishgen.org/JRI-PL/psa/psabialy.htm>. The records for
Dyatlovo/Zdzieciol, Belarus are included in the JRI database under Dzyatlava.

Please search the database at <http://www.jewishgen.org/JRI-PL/jriplweb.htm>.
If your search is successful and includes results identified as PSA, you can
order the full record >from PSA. Instructions for ordering are at
<http://www.jewishgen.org/JRI-PL/psa/psainst.htm>.

I would like to thank all those who contributed to this project. Also, thanks
to Sonia Hoffman, Bialystok Shtetl CO-OP Coordinator, Richard Hoffman,
Tykocin Shtetl CO-OP Coordinator, and dynamic JRI-Poland team of Stanley
Diamond, Steve Zedeck, and Michael Tobias.

Happy searching to all.

Mark Halpern
Bialystok Archive Coordinator


Re: City Directories #hungary

Herb <herbiem@...>
 

Probably the best place to view city directories is at the library of
the city of interest. In this way you can examine "all" years without
delay and expense of requesting one or more at a time via the Family
History Library. I used both methods and have found going to the
library is by far more productive. The 42nd Street Library in New York
has the directories for all the boroughs and for some nearby cities in
New Jersey. The directories were on film and the library had many
viewers and printers for patron use. Other cities may have them
available in the original printed form which are easier to use than
film.

Herb Meyers
Boulder, Colorado


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: City Directories #general

Herb <herbiem@...>
 

Probably the best place to view city directories is at the library of
the city of interest. In this way you can examine "all" years without
delay and expense of requesting one or more at a time via the Family
History Library. I used both methods and have found going to the
library is by far more productive. The 42nd Street Library in New York
has the directories for all the boroughs and for some nearby cities in
New Jersey. The directories were on film and the library had many
viewers and printers for patron use. Other cities may have them
available in the original printed form which are easier to use than
film.

Herb Meyers
Boulder, Colorado


Birthplace versus Hometown #general

canadian <canadian@...>
 

Dear All,
My grandfathers passport has his birthplace listed as Olyka, Luck Poland.
He grew up in Kolki "Kolk". I assumed he was born and lived in Olyka and
then moved to Kolki. Is it possible that there weren't the "appropriate"
birthing facilities in Kolki or perhaps more "modern or desirable"
facilities or methods of aid in Olyka? Is it possible that my great
grandmother went to Olyka just for the birth of my grandfather? My
grandfather was born in 1885.
Thanks in advance for any help!
A healthy happy and Kosher Passover to all!
Sincerely,
Debbie Adelstein-Posner
Buffalo Grove, IL
canadian@gateway.net
Searching: ZILBERBERG Stepan Ukraine, Montreal Canada
EJDELSTZJEN / ADELSTEIN Olyka, Kolki "Kolk"
Stepan Ukraine and Montreal Canada


Re: Beatrice as a Jewish name #general

bvcb@...
 

My grandmother's name was Beatrice, and I found that her grandmother's
name was Beatrice in Holland. There were other Beatrice's in her
generation, and it doesn't seem like the name had been changed.

The only oddity was that in census reports, the Beatrice's sometimes were
referred to as "Betsy", a shortening you never hear nowadays. My
grandfather always called her "Beatie", and I never heard the Betsy used
by my mother.

Babette Bloch


LDS in Columbus, Ohio #general

Myra S. Davis <myrabokpg@...>
 

To those Genners in Ohio:
I might be going to the deaf/blind convention in July being held in
Columbus, Ohio. I understand there will be a few tours and some I won't
care to join. I thought I might make some use of the time in an LDS
Library if there is a sizable on there, because the one in Tucson is
soooo small.
Can anyone tell me what they have to offer there?
Please and thank you,

Myra Davis, Tucson, AZ
myrabokpg@juno.com

MODERATOR NOTE: Please respond privately.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Birthplace versus Hometown #general

canadian <canadian@...>
 

Dear All,
My grandfathers passport has his birthplace listed as Olyka, Luck Poland.
He grew up in Kolki "Kolk". I assumed he was born and lived in Olyka and
then moved to Kolki. Is it possible that there weren't the "appropriate"
birthing facilities in Kolki or perhaps more "modern or desirable"
facilities or methods of aid in Olyka? Is it possible that my great
grandmother went to Olyka just for the birth of my grandfather? My
grandfather was born in 1885.
Thanks in advance for any help!
A healthy happy and Kosher Passover to all!
Sincerely,
Debbie Adelstein-Posner
Buffalo Grove, IL
canadian@gateway.net
Searching: ZILBERBERG Stepan Ukraine, Montreal Canada
EJDELSTZJEN / ADELSTEIN Olyka, Kolki "Kolk"
Stepan Ukraine and Montreal Canada


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Beatrice as a Jewish name #general

bvcb@...
 

My grandmother's name was Beatrice, and I found that her grandmother's
name was Beatrice in Holland. There were other Beatrice's in her
generation, and it doesn't seem like the name had been changed.

The only oddity was that in census reports, the Beatrice's sometimes were
referred to as "Betsy", a shortening you never hear nowadays. My
grandfather always called her "Beatie", and I never heard the Betsy used
by my mother.

Babette Bloch


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen LDS in Columbus, Ohio #general

Myra S. Davis <myrabokpg@...>
 

To those Genners in Ohio:
I might be going to the deaf/blind convention in July being held in
Columbus, Ohio. I understand there will be a few tours and some I won't
care to join. I thought I might make some use of the time in an LDS
Library if there is a sizable on there, because the one in Tucson is
soooo small.
Can anyone tell me what they have to offer there?
Please and thank you,

Myra Davis, Tucson, AZ
myrabokpg@juno.com

MODERATOR NOTE: Please respond privately.


Re: Searchengines relevant to genealogy. #general

Michael Vermont <ramrod@...>
 

Thanks to Rachelle Berliner and Diane Mason for correcting me.
Diane seemed to be suggesting that I introduced her to Searchshark
when it was only one word. Now there is a dash- separating search
and shark.

from the responses it appears that it is still the most shark like
searcher!

Apparently Searchshark is still available, but there was a change in
their URL, and Rachelle kindly supplied the new link below.
Ciao.
Michael Vermont
Waterloo, Ont. Canada

http://www.search-shark.com


Killingbeck San/UK #general

Jacqueline Davis <jackiedavis@...>
 

Would anyone in the UK know anything about the Killingbeck Sanitorium -
would there be any records anywhere. The family lived in Leeds, I am
presuming the San would be in that area.

My father's sister had TB and was there in 1935. She died the day
before my parents were married in June 1935.

Thanks for any help.

Please respond privately: jackiedavis@sympatico.ca

Jackie Davis
Ottawa, Canada


LENKOWICER #general

Leonard <gen@...>
 

I have an ancestor >from Galicia with the second name of Lenkowicer,
does anyone know what this means?

Thanks for any help

Leonard Schneider


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Searchengines relevant to genealogy. #general

Michael Vermont <ramrod@...>
 

Thanks to Rachelle Berliner and Diane Mason for correcting me.
Diane seemed to be suggesting that I introduced her to Searchshark
when it was only one word. Now there is a dash- separating search
and shark.

from the responses it appears that it is still the most shark like
searcher!

Apparently Searchshark is still available, but there was a change in
their URL, and Rachelle kindly supplied the new link below.
Ciao.
Michael Vermont
Waterloo, Ont. Canada

http://www.search-shark.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Killingbeck San/UK #general

Jacqueline Davis <jackiedavis@...>
 

Would anyone in the UK know anything about the Killingbeck Sanitorium -
would there be any records anywhere. The family lived in Leeds, I am
presuming the San would be in that area.

My father's sister had TB and was there in 1935. She died the day
before my parents were married in June 1935.

Thanks for any help.

Please respond privately: jackiedavis@sympatico.ca

Jackie Davis
Ottawa, Canada


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen LENKOWICER #general

Leonard <gen@...>
 

I have an ancestor >from Galicia with the second name of Lenkowicer,
does anyone know what this means?

Thanks for any help

Leonard Schneider


Re: Tukum, Latvia #general

NFatouros@...
 

In his message of 4-16-00 Maurine McClellan asked whether anyone knows
about the town of Tukum, Latvia and whether anyone knew of any available
records.

I think there is mention of Tukum (which is west of Riga) in the memorial
book, "Yehudot Latvia," 1953. The English version of the book is "The
Jews of Latvia," 1971, but I can't find the exact title and publisher.
An article about "Tukums" can be found in the Encyclopedia Judaica.

Jewishgen hosts a Latvian SIG at:
http://www.jewishgen.org/latvia/latvaddress.html

I hope someone else will know whether there are extant records for Tukum
and Where they can be located.

Naomi Fatouros
NFatouros@aol.com


Ancestry.com Pays Homage to Jewish Genealogy Month #general

Carole Feinberg <feincgs@...>
 

Dear Friends,

For a worthwhile web site, visit www.Ancestry.com, click on the button for
Jewish Genealogy Month. >from there, you will find "Featured Databases" and
other interesting features.

Chag sameach Pesach.

Carole GLICK FEINBERG