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Re: Journal Juedische Familienforschung #germany

Hermann da Fonseca-Wollheim <Hermann.da.Fonseca-Wollheim@...>
 

The journal "Juedische Familienforschung" can also be consulted by LDS
"fiches". They seem to be so seldom ordered that I was allowed to keep
them (which are useless, of course, if one hasn't access to a
fiche-reader).

Hermann da Fonseca-Wollheim Tervuren, Belgium
<Hermann.da.Fonseca-Wollheim@telenet.be>


Skalat: BOMSE, MARGULIES #general

Anita <anitac47@...>
 

I am searching the BOMSE and MARGULIES (all approximate spellings) families
from Skalat, Ukraine.
Muttel BOMSE married Etya Margulies. They 8 children:
Feige
Rivke (Rae, my grandmother, married SCHNEIER.)
Avram
Mirel (Minnie, my great aunt, married HOCHNER)
Hinde Sheva
Shmeril (Samuel)
Bryna
Ruchel
Gittel
Kos

Aside >from the two women I know of, the only other relative was a Bunya
living in Israel in Ramat Gan. The information on him and his family was
lost. I know he has since passed away. And yes, I have already checked the
JGFF.

Regards,
Anita Citron
Hicksville, NY

Searching: NADWORNY everywhere and anywhere
BOMSE, MARGULIES Skalat, SCHNEIER, BIRNBAUM Grimalow


Grimaylow: SCHNEIER, BIRNBAUM #general

Anita <anitac47@...>
 

I am searching the SCHNEIER and BIRNBAUM families >from Grimaylow, Ukraine.
Israel SCHNEIER married two sisters (no, not polygamy...Sara died and then
he married Krene). They had a total of 11 children:
Bertha (married Max BERGER, one son Harry Z.)
Clara
Benjamin (b. 1885, married Rivke BOMSE)
Chana
Velvel (William...came to the US)
Tsirel
Chaim
Moishe (Morris, married Leah, son Leonard).
Leah (daughter Miriam/Manya living in Israel)
Surche
Yankel
Lazar

A sister of Sara and Krene BIRNBAUM, Surche, married Avram Chaim BOMSE (my
mgm's brother). (Gets to sound a little like the Ozarks)

Yes, I've checked the JGFF.

Regards,
Anita Citron
Hicksville, NY

Searching: NADWORNY everywhere and anywhere
BOMSE, MARGULIES Skalat, SCHNEIER, BIRNBAUM Grimalow


German SIG #Germany Re: Journal Juedische Familienforschung #germany

Hermann da Fonseca-Wollheim <Hermann.da.Fonseca-Wollheim@...>
 

The journal "Juedische Familienforschung" can also be consulted by LDS
"fiches". They seem to be so seldom ordered that I was allowed to keep
them (which are useless, of course, if one hasn't access to a
fiche-reader).

Hermann da Fonseca-Wollheim Tervuren, Belgium
<Hermann.da.Fonseca-Wollheim@telenet.be>


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Skalat: BOMSE, MARGULIES #general

Anita <anitac47@...>
 

I am searching the BOMSE and MARGULIES (all approximate spellings) families
from Skalat, Ukraine.
Muttel BOMSE married Etya Margulies. They 8 children:
Feige
Rivke (Rae, my grandmother, married SCHNEIER.)
Avram
Mirel (Minnie, my great aunt, married HOCHNER)
Hinde Sheva
Shmeril (Samuel)
Bryna
Ruchel
Gittel
Kos

Aside >from the two women I know of, the only other relative was a Bunya
living in Israel in Ramat Gan. The information on him and his family was
lost. I know he has since passed away. And yes, I have already checked the
JGFF.

Regards,
Anita Citron
Hicksville, NY

Searching: NADWORNY everywhere and anywhere
BOMSE, MARGULIES Skalat, SCHNEIER, BIRNBAUM Grimalow


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Grimaylow: SCHNEIER, BIRNBAUM #general

Anita <anitac47@...>
 

I am searching the SCHNEIER and BIRNBAUM families >from Grimaylow, Ukraine.
Israel SCHNEIER married two sisters (no, not polygamy...Sara died and then
he married Krene). They had a total of 11 children:
Bertha (married Max BERGER, one son Harry Z.)
Clara
Benjamin (b. 1885, married Rivke BOMSE)
Chana
Velvel (William...came to the US)
Tsirel
Chaim
Moishe (Morris, married Leah, son Leonard).
Leah (daughter Miriam/Manya living in Israel)
Surche
Yankel
Lazar

A sister of Sara and Krene BIRNBAUM, Surche, married Avram Chaim BOMSE (my
mgm's brother). (Gets to sound a little like the Ozarks)

Yes, I've checked the JGFF.

Regards,
Anita Citron
Hicksville, NY

Searching: NADWORNY everywhere and anywhere
BOMSE, MARGULIES Skalat, SCHNEIER, BIRNBAUM Grimalow


*Thanks* Doctor and Mrs Joseph Berman and daughter Judith *Thanks* #general

Jonathan Grodzinski
 

I am so thrilled with all your help.

With replies >from Montreal concerning Joseph Berman's birth and >from
elsewhere re his (and his wife's) medical achievements,

........further evidence of the cerebellum's role was provided in a
study.......AJ Berman and Doreen Berman of the Bronx Veterans Administration
Hospital in ...>>>>

as well as a large number of telephone numbers to wade through, it looks as
though I am well on my way to contactng my third cousins who I didn't even
know existed until last week.

Thank you Jewish Genners for your efforts and wonderful help

Jonathan Grodzinski
4th (or more) generation master baker London UK

The Jewish Chronicle archives show the following two items for Doreen Berman
nee Hyams

May 21 1943 (Page:8/9):-
Forthcoming Marriages Mr. J. BERMAN and Miss HYAMS The engagement is
announced of Joseph Berman, R.C.A.M.C, son of Mr. and Mrs. L. Berman, of
Montreal, Canada, to Doreen, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Sid Hyams, of 39,
Hill Street, London, W.I,

December 24 1948 (Page:2/3)
... the JewishHospital. Brooklyn. New York, to Doreen (daughter of Mr. and
Mrs Sid Hyams). ..wife of A. Joseph Berman. M.D.. a daughter Judlrh).71-40,
147th Street. Kew GardensHills. Long Island. New York.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen *Thanks* Doctor and Mrs Joseph Berman and daughter Judith *Thanks* #general

Jonathan Grodzinski
 

I am so thrilled with all your help.

With replies >from Montreal concerning Joseph Berman's birth and >from
elsewhere re his (and his wife's) medical achievements,

........further evidence of the cerebellum's role was provided in a
study.......AJ Berman and Doreen Berman of the Bronx Veterans Administration
Hospital in ...>>>>

as well as a large number of telephone numbers to wade through, it looks as
though I am well on my way to contactng my third cousins who I didn't even
know existed until last week.

Thank you Jewish Genners for your efforts and wonderful help

Jonathan Grodzinski
4th (or more) generation master baker London UK

The Jewish Chronicle archives show the following two items for Doreen Berman
nee Hyams

May 21 1943 (Page:8/9):-
Forthcoming Marriages Mr. J. BERMAN and Miss HYAMS The engagement is
announced of Joseph Berman, R.C.A.M.C, son of Mr. and Mrs. L. Berman, of
Montreal, Canada, to Doreen, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Sid Hyams, of 39,
Hill Street, London, W.I,

December 24 1948 (Page:2/3)
... the JewishHospital. Brooklyn. New York, to Doreen (daughter of Mr. and
Mrs Sid Hyams). ..wife of A. Joseph Berman. M.D.. a daughter Judlrh).71-40,
147th Street. Kew GardensHills. Long Island. New York.


Re: Visiting Theresienstadt #austria-czech

james bauer <jbauer87@...>
 

Re:Theresienstadt
I visited Theresienstadt/Terezin last fall. There are regularly scheduled
tours >from Prague--I used Martin Tours (http://www.martintour.cz/). Check
the schedule on line and make a reservation before you leave the US.

Once there, there are local guides who will take you through the site.
There are two sites, both within the fortified walls. The first (and most
gruesome) is the former prison where the Nazis interred prisoners accused of
a wide range of crimes. This part has the greatest 'shock value' and the
tour spends the bulk of the time there. It includes the various cell blocks,
crematoria, the yards, walks through passageways in the walls, etc. At the
start and also end of this part of the tour, one passes through cemeteries
where those who died at the camp are buried. Most died of starvation and
disease although some were executed. The second part of the camp is actually
the remainder of the town where Jews were interred. This was considered a
'model community' and the residents lived in regular houses and engaged in a
variety of activities, including: schools, sporting events, concerts, etc.

As such, there is not much to see--the tour bus merely drives through the
town en route >from the prison section to a small museum. The fact that
there were 2 parts to the camp was not made clear by our tour guide (perhaps
because of translation). I wished I had the ability to actually walk through
the town but could not do that because of the set schedule of the tour bus.
The last stop on the tour is the museum, which is actually pretty good.

I visited the camp, in part to re-trace the 'final journey' of some family
members who ultimately were deported and died in Auschwitz. I did not
expect to find any references or mentions to them during my visit. To my
surprise, there is a room in the museum dedicated to the children who passed
through the camp--it has some drawings, stories and poems. On the walls of
the room are the names of all of the children who passed through the camp.
I was stunned and awed to find the name of my teen age cousin on the wall.
It was clearly the highlight of the trip.

I am not certain whether the museum contains the names of all of the
individuals who were at the camp--I would assume so, given the Germans
record-keeping skills. Most, if not all of the graves appeared to be marked

The tour I took left Prague at 9 AM; as I recall, we were back in the city
around 2:30 PM.

While the trip was in the late fall (November), both the bus portion and the
tour at the camp were crowded--I'd expect them to be more so over the
summer/early fall.

Jim Bauer New York <jbauer87@hotmail.com>


German SIG #Germany RE: Visiting Theresienstadt #germany

james bauer <jbauer87@...>
 

Re:Theresienstadt
I visited Theresienstadt/Terezin last fall. There are regularly scheduled
tours >from Prague--I used Martin Tours (http://www.martintour.cz/). Check
the schedule on line and make a reservation before you leave the US.

Once there, there are local guides who will take you through the site.
There are two sites, both within the fortified walls. The first (and most
gruesome) is the former prison where the Nazis interred prisoners accused of
a wide range of crimes. This part has the greatest 'shock value' and the
tour spends the bulk of the time there. It includes the various cell blocks,
crematoria, the yards, walks through passageways in the walls, etc. At the
start and also end of this part of the tour, one passes through cemeteries
where those who died at the camp are buried. Most died of starvation and
disease although some were executed. The second part of the camp is actually
the remainder of the town where Jews were interred. This was considered a
'model community' and the residents lived in regular houses and engaged in a
variety of activities, including: schools, sporting events, concerts, etc.

As such, there is not much to see--the tour bus merely drives through the
town en route >from the prison section to a small museum. The fact that
there were 2 parts to the camp was not made clear by our tour guide (perhaps
because of translation). I wished I had the ability to actually walk through
the town but could not do that because of the set schedule of the tour bus.
The last stop on the tour is the museum, which is actually pretty good.

I visited the camp, in part to re-trace the 'final journey' of some family
members who ultimately were deported and died in Auschwitz. I did not
expect to find any references or mentions to them during my visit. To my
surprise, there is a room in the museum dedicated to the children who passed
through the camp--it has some drawings, stories and poems. On the walls of
the room are the names of all of the children who passed through the camp.
I was stunned and awed to find the name of my teen age cousin on the wall.
It was clearly the highlight of the trip.

I am not certain whether the museum contains the names of all of the
individuals who were at the camp--I would assume so, given the Germans
record-keeping skills. Most, if not all of the graves appeared to be marked

The tour I took left Prague at 9 AM; as I recall, we were back in the city
around 2:30 PM.

While the trip was in the late fall (November), both the bus portion and the
tour at the camp were crowded--I'd expect them to be more so over the
summer/early fall.

Jim Bauer New York <jbauer87@hotmail.com>


Visiting Theresienstadt #austria-czech

Daniel Kester <djkester@...>
 

I will be visiting Theresienstadt in a couple of days. Any advice?
Specifically: Travel info: how best to get there >from Prague (train?),
when to go (open weekends?), what specifically to see, how long to
spend there, etc.

Also: finding family information. I had three g-grandparents who died
there, plus 2 grandparents who passed through it. Is there a place there
to find info on them?

Thank you.

Daniel Kester
Buffalo, NY, USA
djkester@adelphia.net


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Visiting Theresienstadt #austria-czech

Daniel Kester <djkester@...>
 

I will be visiting Theresienstadt in a couple of days. Any advice?
Specifically: Travel info: how best to get there >from Prague (train?),
when to go (open weekends?), what specifically to see, how long to
spend there, etc.

Also: finding family information. I had three g-grandparents who died
there, plus 2 grandparents who passed through it. Is there a place there
to find info on them?

Thank you.

Daniel Kester
Buffalo, NY, USA
djkester@adelphia.net


Information in Kamionka Strumilowa marriage records -1871 #galicia

Yossi Mund <pymund@...>
 

I am researching an ancestor who lived and was married in 1871 in
Kamionka Strumilowa. I want to learn the names of her parents. I have
seen the index of her marriage record in the JRI database, but the
names of the parents of the bride and groom are not listed. Does anyone
know if the original records for that period would have such
information? I would like to know if it is worth ordering.

P. Y. Mund
pymund@yahoo.ca


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Information in Kamionka Strumilowa marriage records -1871 #galicia

Yossi Mund <pymund@...>
 

I am researching an ancestor who lived and was married in 1871 in
Kamionka Strumilowa. I want to learn the names of her parents. I have
seen the index of her marriage record in the JRI database, but the
names of the parents of the bride and groom are not listed. Does anyone
know if the original records for that period would have such
information? I would like to know if it is worth ordering.

P. Y. Mund
pymund@yahoo.ca


Films at the IAJGS Conference #galicia

Pamela Weisberger <pweisberger@...>
 

This year's IAJGS conference in New York City is hosting what could easily
be called "a mini Jewish film festival," with an unprecedented number of
films and videos -- 24 in all-- the largest number ever screened at one
genealogical conference!

These films will begin on Sunday, August 13th at 12N and continue through
Thursday, August 17th. Weekday films will start at 8AM, and many evening
screenings are planned. The schedule is available on the conference website.
The screenings, held in the fourth floor Ziegfield Room will also be open to
conference attendees' families, companions and spouses.

Included are two Academy Award-winning best documentary features: "The Last
Days," produced by Steven Spielberg and the Shoah Foundation and "Into the
Arms of Strangers: Stories of the Kinderstransport," and one Emmy Award
winner, "The Attic: The Hiding of Ann Frank," with Mary Steenburgen and
Paul Scofield.

Other films will cover the Jewish experience in Austria ("Watermarks" and
"In Vienna They Put You in Jail"), Lithuania ("My Grandfather's House,"
"Kupishok: Unto Each Name a Person"), Poland ("Hiding and Seeking: Faith and
Tolerance After the Holocaust," "Image Before My Eyes," "Luboml: My Heart
Remembers," "Chaim Rumkowski and the Jews of Lodz"), Latvia ("My Jewish
Grandfather"), Hungary ("The Last Days," "Divan," "Paradise Lost: Journey
to Vaja"), Slovakia ("Dancing With My Father"), Transcarpathia ("Carpati: 50
Miles, 50 Years), Galicia ("The Last Klezmer," "I Remember Jewish
Drohobycz"), France ("Poumy"), Russia/Siberia (L'Chayim, Comrade Stalin"),
Israel and several middle eastern countries (The Forgotten Refugees.)

There will be films dealing with the Holocaust and concentration camp
experiences ("Voices of the Children" on Terezin, "The Final Days" on
Auschwitz), Jews in the resistance movement ("Poumy"), and man on
life-affirming topics, such as making peace with the past by returning to
one's ancestral shtetl ("Divan," "Journey to Vaja," "Luboml," "Hiding and
Seeking,") and dedicating memorials to vanished Eastern European communities
("Kupishok.")

United States subjects will also be tackled -- the experience of growing up
in New York City's Hebrew Orphan Asylum ("Bernie") and life in the Jewish
communities in Boro Park, Brooklyn ("Hiding and Seeking"), Cleveland, Ohio
("Dancing With My Father"), Portland, Oregon ("In Vienna They Put You in
Jail"), and the history of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Los Angeles
("Genealogy Anyone? Twenty-Five Years in the Life of the JGSLA.") Many of
these films will be shown twice, and several will be introduced by the
filmmakers themselves.

Special evening program: "Visual Storytelling: The Genealogical Documentary"
- Wed. Aug. 16th

Eight filmmakers: Eileen Douglas and Ron Steinman ("My Grandfather's House,"
"Luboml"), Pearl Gluck ("Divan"), Menachem Daum ("Hiding and Seeking"),
Yaron Zilberman ("Watermarks") and Elaine Kalman Naves ("Paradise Lost:
Journey to Vaja"), Jay Heyman ("Bernie"), and Marcia Rock ("Dancing With My
Father") will be on the program "Visual Storytelling: The Genealogical
Documentary" on Wednesday, August 16th at 7:30PM to discuss their films and
the filmmaking process, including how to unearth memories and discover “the
truth” about your family's history, turning it into a work of art. They’ll
illustrate — in clips >from their films -- the creative process and elaborate
on the nuts and bolts of filmmaking.

For those of you unable to attend the conference, but interested in learning
more about these films, detailed information is available on the conference
website:

http://www.jgsny2006.org/conference_program.cfm

Just scroll down to a film title and click on the title. These should be of
great interest to Jewish Genealogical Societies, as they make excellent
programs. Most of these will be for sale at the conference. I will profile,
in greater depth, several films each day on the conference online list at :

ny2006@lyris.jewishgen.org

If you need more specific information, please feel free to contact me
privately. Remember that the entire schedule is available online.

Pamela Weisberger
IAJGS 2006 Film Co-Coordinator
pweisberger@hotmail.com


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Films at the IAJGS Conference #galicia

Pamela Weisberger <pweisberger@...>
 

This year's IAJGS conference in New York City is hosting what could easily
be called "a mini Jewish film festival," with an unprecedented number of
films and videos -- 24 in all-- the largest number ever screened at one
genealogical conference!

These films will begin on Sunday, August 13th at 12N and continue through
Thursday, August 17th. Weekday films will start at 8AM, and many evening
screenings are planned. The schedule is available on the conference website.
The screenings, held in the fourth floor Ziegfield Room will also be open to
conference attendees' families, companions and spouses.

Included are two Academy Award-winning best documentary features: "The Last
Days," produced by Steven Spielberg and the Shoah Foundation and "Into the
Arms of Strangers: Stories of the Kinderstransport," and one Emmy Award
winner, "The Attic: The Hiding of Ann Frank," with Mary Steenburgen and
Paul Scofield.

Other films will cover the Jewish experience in Austria ("Watermarks" and
"In Vienna They Put You in Jail"), Lithuania ("My Grandfather's House,"
"Kupishok: Unto Each Name a Person"), Poland ("Hiding and Seeking: Faith and
Tolerance After the Holocaust," "Image Before My Eyes," "Luboml: My Heart
Remembers," "Chaim Rumkowski and the Jews of Lodz"), Latvia ("My Jewish
Grandfather"), Hungary ("The Last Days," "Divan," "Paradise Lost: Journey
to Vaja"), Slovakia ("Dancing With My Father"), Transcarpathia ("Carpati: 50
Miles, 50 Years), Galicia ("The Last Klezmer," "I Remember Jewish
Drohobycz"), France ("Poumy"), Russia/Siberia (L'Chayim, Comrade Stalin"),
Israel and several middle eastern countries (The Forgotten Refugees.)

There will be films dealing with the Holocaust and concentration camp
experiences ("Voices of the Children" on Terezin, "The Final Days" on
Auschwitz), Jews in the resistance movement ("Poumy"), and man on
life-affirming topics, such as making peace with the past by returning to
one's ancestral shtetl ("Divan," "Journey to Vaja," "Luboml," "Hiding and
Seeking,") and dedicating memorials to vanished Eastern European communities
("Kupishok.")

United States subjects will also be tackled -- the experience of growing up
in New York City's Hebrew Orphan Asylum ("Bernie") and life in the Jewish
communities in Boro Park, Brooklyn ("Hiding and Seeking"), Cleveland, Ohio
("Dancing With My Father"), Portland, Oregon ("In Vienna They Put You in
Jail"), and the history of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Los Angeles
("Genealogy Anyone? Twenty-Five Years in the Life of the JGSLA.") Many of
these films will be shown twice, and several will be introduced by the
filmmakers themselves.

Special evening program: "Visual Storytelling: The Genealogical Documentary"
- Wed. Aug. 16th

Eight filmmakers: Eileen Douglas and Ron Steinman ("My Grandfather's House,"
"Luboml"), Pearl Gluck ("Divan"), Menachem Daum ("Hiding and Seeking"),
Yaron Zilberman ("Watermarks") and Elaine Kalman Naves ("Paradise Lost:
Journey to Vaja"), Jay Heyman ("Bernie"), and Marcia Rock ("Dancing With My
Father") will be on the program "Visual Storytelling: The Genealogical
Documentary" on Wednesday, August 16th at 7:30PM to discuss their films and
the filmmaking process, including how to unearth memories and discover “the
truth” about your family's history, turning it into a work of art. They’ll
illustrate — in clips >from their films -- the creative process and elaborate
on the nuts and bolts of filmmaking.

For those of you unable to attend the conference, but interested in learning
more about these films, detailed information is available on the conference
website:

http://www.jgsny2006.org/conference_program.cfm

Just scroll down to a film title and click on the title. These should be of
great interest to Jewish Genealogical Societies, as they make excellent
programs. Most of these will be for sale at the conference. I will profile,
in greater depth, several films each day on the conference online list at :

ny2006@lyris.jewishgen.org

If you need more specific information, please feel free to contact me
privately. Remember that the entire schedule is available online.

Pamela Weisberger
IAJGS 2006 Film Co-Coordinator
pweisberger@hotmail.com


JGSWS Special Summer Event with Alex Dunai - Aug 7 #ukraine

solsylvan <sksylvan@...>
 

Subject: JGSWS Special Summer Event with Alex Dunai - Aug. 7


Jewish Genealogical Society of Washington State
presents a special summer event . . .

Heritage Travel and Research
in Ukraine and Beyond with Alex Dunai

Monday, August 7, 2006, 7:00 PM
Activities Room, JCC, Mercer Island, WA

This is a must-see event for anyone interested in Eastern European
genealogy and travel, especially in Ukraine, Poland, Belarus, Slovakia,
Romania and Hungary. Alex will provide a general introduction to
genealogical research in these regions, and then he'll answer questions
from the audience.
About Our Speaker

Alexander Dunai resides in Lviv/Lwow/Lemberg, Ukraine. After graduating
from the Lviv State University in 1992 with a degree in history, he
worked for the government-sponsored International Center for Education,
Science and Culture in Lviv.

Alex has worked as a professional genealogical researcher since 1996. He
combines his professional interest in genealogy with his knowledge of
Jewish life in East Central Europe to guide genealogists and travelers
in their quest to connect historically with their ancestors. Due to
consistently high performance reviews by his research clients, he was
invited by JewishGen to be their official liaison for the Western
Ukraine ShtetlShlepper program and has been a JewishGen partner in this
project since 1998. Fluent in English, Russian, Polish, and Ukrainian,
with a smattering of German and Latin — just enough for genealogy
purposes — Alex’s research and roots tours for clients have taken him to
archives, civil registry offices, towns, museums and institutions
throughout Ukraine, Poland, Belarus, Slovakia, Romania and Hungary. His
close ties to the Lviv Historical Archive, and his knowledge of the
labyrinthian bureaucratic systems in Ukraine, enhance his ability to
negotiate entry to these institutions even under the most extraordinary
circumstances.

Among his contributions to Jewish genealogy are his discovery and
translation of the official KGB martyrs' lists for Galician Jewish
victims of World War II and documentation of Galician Jewish records
held in the Lviv Archive. Alex also works as a consultant to attorneys
in Lviv and as an agent and partner in Ukraine for British title
research company.

PAST TALKS:

International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies (IAJGS)
Conference, Washington DC, July 2003

Research in the Transcarpathian Region of Ukraine: Expectations and
Challenges

Please join us. Bring a friend!


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine JGSWS Special Summer Event with Alex Dunai - Aug 7 #ukraine

solsylvan <sksylvan@...>
 

Subject: JGSWS Special Summer Event with Alex Dunai - Aug. 7


Jewish Genealogical Society of Washington State
presents a special summer event . . .

Heritage Travel and Research
in Ukraine and Beyond with Alex Dunai

Monday, August 7, 2006, 7:00 PM
Activities Room, JCC, Mercer Island, WA

This is a must-see event for anyone interested in Eastern European
genealogy and travel, especially in Ukraine, Poland, Belarus, Slovakia,
Romania and Hungary. Alex will provide a general introduction to
genealogical research in these regions, and then he'll answer questions
from the audience.
About Our Speaker

Alexander Dunai resides in Lviv/Lwow/Lemberg, Ukraine. After graduating
from the Lviv State University in 1992 with a degree in history, he
worked for the government-sponsored International Center for Education,
Science and Culture in Lviv.

Alex has worked as a professional genealogical researcher since 1996. He
combines his professional interest in genealogy with his knowledge of
Jewish life in East Central Europe to guide genealogists and travelers
in their quest to connect historically with their ancestors. Due to
consistently high performance reviews by his research clients, he was
invited by JewishGen to be their official liaison for the Western
Ukraine ShtetlShlepper program and has been a JewishGen partner in this
project since 1998. Fluent in English, Russian, Polish, and Ukrainian,
with a smattering of German and Latin — just enough for genealogy
purposes — Alex’s research and roots tours for clients have taken him to
archives, civil registry offices, towns, museums and institutions
throughout Ukraine, Poland, Belarus, Slovakia, Romania and Hungary. His
close ties to the Lviv Historical Archive, and his knowledge of the
labyrinthian bureaucratic systems in Ukraine, enhance his ability to
negotiate entry to these institutions even under the most extraordinary
circumstances.

Among his contributions to Jewish genealogy are his discovery and
translation of the official KGB martyrs' lists for Galician Jewish
victims of World War II and documentation of Galician Jewish records
held in the Lviv Archive. Alex also works as a consultant to attorneys
in Lviv and as an agent and partner in Ukraine for British title
research company.

PAST TALKS:

International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies (IAJGS)
Conference, Washington DC, July 2003

Research in the Transcarpathian Region of Ukraine: Expectations and
Challenges

Please join us. Bring a friend!


Schinane #ukraine

Albert Singer <al2chris@...>
 

Alex offered to try to identify locations and I have been looking for
this one apparently listed on emigration form >from where my gf Benjamin
Singer came in 1880 on the SS Weiland >from Hamburg. It is Schinane.
Any help would be appreciated.

al singer
schenectady NY


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Schinane #ukraine

Albert Singer <al2chris@...>
 

Alex offered to try to identify locations and I have been looking for
this one apparently listed on emigration form >from where my gf Benjamin
Singer came in 1880 on the SS Weiland >from Hamburg. It is Schinane.
Any help would be appreciated.

al singer
schenectady NY