Date   

Re: Kamen (FHL - Belarus SIG CD Project) #belarus

David M. Fox <davefox73@...>
 

There have been a few posting over the last few days by people interested in
Kamen, Belarus. Certain records for Kamen do exist and some of these have
already been filmed by the FHL.

As most you who have been on this list for awhile know, the Belarus SIG is
working with the FHL to extract, translate and put the data into the All
Belarus Database <http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/belarus/>. We have
received 13 CD's so far, each one representing one roll of microfilm. Vitaly
Charny has completed an inventory of the contents of 10 of the 13 films so
far. When all 13 are done, we will put up a webpage with the inventory. One
of the CDs that Vitaly has inventoried is FHL film # 1920795. This film
contains records >from Kamen (as well as >from other shtetls).

Frame ##
Film # >from To Locality Uyezd Year Record Type

1920795 182 193 Kamen' Minsk 1891 Jewish birth records
1920795 506 517 Kamen' Minsk 1900 Jewish birth records
1920795 518 527 Kamen' Minsk 1901 Jewish birth records
1920795 528 535 Kamen' Minsk 1902 Jewish birth records
1920795 592 600 Kamen' Minsk 1906 Jewish birth records
1920795 616 620 Kamen' Minsk 1908 Jewish divorces records
1920795 657 665 Kamen' Minsk 1911 Jewish birth records

Most of the Belarus birth, death, marriage, and divorce records are recorded
in both Russian and Hebrew. The Revision Lists are only in Russian (Polish
in a few cases).

We have a number of SIG members who have already volunteered to to translate
Russian and Hebrew to English, but we can always use more translators. If
you have already volunteered and wish to help with translation of records,
please send an email to Hal Maggied <drmaggoo@ix.netcom.com> with a cc to
me <fox@erols.com>. Hal is managing this very important project. Our plan
is to translate both the Russian and Hebrew side of each record and include
that in the database.

I would like to thank Vitaly for all his valuable efforts and to all of the
rest of you you have volunteered to work on this project already.

Dave

--
David Fox
Mail to: fox@erols.com
Belarus SIG Coordinator
Arnold, MD USA
http://www.jewishgen.org/belarus


How to Say Thanks for Help #belarus

Marion5301@...
 

In view of how much help we find here, and how critical the survival of
JewishGen is to all of us, I suggest that this SIG adopt the same standing
introduction statement at the top of each day's Digest that is found at the
rom-sig:

" This list is supported by JewishGen. Thank a member who has helped you.
Become a supporter. Send a "thank you" donation to:
http://www.jewishgen.org/jewishgen-erosity/honors.html"

Marion Diamond
Member, JGS-LA


Belarus SIG #Belarus Re: Kamen (FHL - Belarus SIG CD Project) #belarus

David M. Fox <davefox73@...>
 

There have been a few posting over the last few days by people interested in
Kamen, Belarus. Certain records for Kamen do exist and some of these have
already been filmed by the FHL.

As most you who have been on this list for awhile know, the Belarus SIG is
working with the FHL to extract, translate and put the data into the All
Belarus Database <http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/belarus/>. We have
received 13 CD's so far, each one representing one roll of microfilm. Vitaly
Charny has completed an inventory of the contents of 10 of the 13 films so
far. When all 13 are done, we will put up a webpage with the inventory. One
of the CDs that Vitaly has inventoried is FHL film # 1920795. This film
contains records >from Kamen (as well as >from other shtetls).

Frame ##
Film # >from To Locality Uyezd Year Record Type

1920795 182 193 Kamen' Minsk 1891 Jewish birth records
1920795 506 517 Kamen' Minsk 1900 Jewish birth records
1920795 518 527 Kamen' Minsk 1901 Jewish birth records
1920795 528 535 Kamen' Minsk 1902 Jewish birth records
1920795 592 600 Kamen' Minsk 1906 Jewish birth records
1920795 616 620 Kamen' Minsk 1908 Jewish divorces records
1920795 657 665 Kamen' Minsk 1911 Jewish birth records

Most of the Belarus birth, death, marriage, and divorce records are recorded
in both Russian and Hebrew. The Revision Lists are only in Russian (Polish
in a few cases).

We have a number of SIG members who have already volunteered to to translate
Russian and Hebrew to English, but we can always use more translators. If
you have already volunteered and wish to help with translation of records,
please send an email to Hal Maggied <drmaggoo@ix.netcom.com> with a cc to
me <fox@erols.com>. Hal is managing this very important project. Our plan
is to translate both the Russian and Hebrew side of each record and include
that in the database.

I would like to thank Vitaly for all his valuable efforts and to all of the
rest of you you have volunteered to work on this project already.

Dave

--
David Fox
Mail to: fox@erols.com
Belarus SIG Coordinator
Arnold, MD USA
http://www.jewishgen.org/belarus


Belarus SIG #Belarus How to Say Thanks for Help #belarus

Marion5301@...
 

In view of how much help we find here, and how critical the survival of
JewishGen is to all of us, I suggest that this SIG adopt the same standing
introduction statement at the top of each day's Digest that is found at the
rom-sig:

" This list is supported by JewishGen. Thank a member who has helped you.
Become a supporter. Send a "thank you" donation to:
http://www.jewishgen.org/jewishgen-erosity/honors.html"

Marion Diamond
Member, JGS-LA


Surname list, 1899-1900: JRI-Poland "Lodz Seven-Year Initiative" #lodz #poland

Seflaum@...
 

Subject: 4,018 Lodz Surnames, 1899-1900, now available >from JRI-Poland "Lodz
Seven-Year Initiative" !

Dear Fellow Lodz Area Researchers,

If you believe your family may have been present in Lodz around the turn of
the century, you are in luck! A list of 4,018 unique surnames taken >from
actual Jewish vital records of Lodz, 1899-1900, is now online. To access the
list, please go to:

(1) http://www.jewishgen.org/jri-pl/psa/psastat1.htm
(2) Click on "Lodz (phase 2)" in the drop-down menu
(3) Lastly, in the Lodz (phase 2) table, click on the "Lodz" hyperlink to
access the list.

This is a list of surnames that appear at least once in the 1899-1900 Jewish
vital records. However, it does specify how many times that surname
appears in the records. If you would like to know exactly how many times
your surname of interest appears during this two-year period, I would be
happy to look it up for you.

By now, you may have heard about the new "Seven-Year Initiative" to index the
city of Lodz Jewish vital records >from 1899-1905. I know you must be excited
about the prospect of finding further information about your families >from
Lodz, and I am thrilled to have the opportunity to bring this new data to you.

To find out how more about the new Lodz PSA Project, please see the original
announcement below. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask.

Sincerely,
Shirley Rotbein Flaum
Lodz Town Leader
Seflaum@aol.com
JRI-Poland: http://www.jewishgen.org/jri-pl
------------------------------
First Announcement
------------------------------
Date: June 27, 2001
Subject: JRI-Poland announces new "Lodz Seven-Year Initiative" for the City
of Lodz PSA Project, 1899-1905!

Dear Fellow Lodz Area Researchers:

As town leader of the city of Lodz Jewish Records Indexing-Poland/Polish
State Archives (JRI-Poland/PSA) Project, I am pleased to announce the launch
of a major seven-year initiative to index 43,501 Lodz Jewish birth, marriage
and death records, >from 1899 through 1905. This marks the initial inroad into
20th century Lodz Jewish vital records.

In 1997, JRI-Poland entered into an agreement with the Polish State Archives
to index Jewish vital records *not* microfilmed by the Mormons (LDS). Each
year the Lodz USC ("Urzad Stanu Cywilnego" - civil registration office)
transfers the 100-year-old registers to the Lodz Branch of the Polish State
Archives. The records then become available to JRI-Poland for indexing.

During the last few months, 10,876 birth, marriage, and death records >from
the "new" 1899 and 1900 registers were computerized by the JRI-Poland team in
Warsaw. The data entry in Cyrillic has been converted to Latin characters and
the indices are ready to be added to the JRI-Poland database!

The new data will enable you to expand your research of the time period when
not only our grandparents and their siblings were born and married, but also
when many of our parents, aunts and uncles were born in Lodz. We hope the
availability of the first batch of 20th century records will result in
breakthroughs in your family research!

o Current Status of Indices to Lodz Records

To explain how the new initiative will work, let us first look at the current
status of indices to Lodz Jewish vital records in the JRI-Poland database:

Dates: Location: Status:
1826-1877 PSA (microfilmed) Indexed by Shtetl CO-OP / Online
1878-1898 PSA (non-microfilmed) Indexed by Lodz PSA / Online

o The New "Lodz Seven-Year Initiative"

Nearly two years have passed since we first began the city of Lodz PSA
project. The new "Lodz Seven-Year Initiative" picks up where we left off.
Now, let us look at the status of the post-1898 Lodz Jewish vital records:

Dates: Location: No. of records Status:

1899-1900 PSA 10,876 records Indexed!
1901 Lodz USC 5,890 records Available in 2002
1902 Lodz USC 6,952 records Available in 2003
1903 Lodz USC 6,405 records Available in 2004
1904 Lodz USC 7,290 records Available in 2005
1905 Lodz USC 6,088 records Available in 2006

(Records 1906 and later will be part of a subsequent initiative.)

Once indices to these records are added to the JRI-Poland Database, you will
be able to obtain copies of the records by simply printing out the order form
on the JRI-Poland web site and mailing it to the Polish State Archives branch
in Lodz.

I have agreed to take on the special responsibility as town leader for the
"Lodz Seven-Year Initiative." Please join me in supporting this worthwhile
and exciting project. Your participation in the indexing of records for Lodz
can bring to light information you may have never imagined you would find. To
find out how you may obtain the entire database for your personal research,
please contact me for futher details.

Please spread the word to everyone you are in contact with who has an
interest in Lodz - family, friends, co-researchers. All should be encouraged
to support this project.

Updates on the Lodz Seven-Year Initiative will be available in the future
at:
http://www.jewishgen.org/jri-pl/psa/psastat.htm, click on "Status Report:
PSA
Projects Underway," which is the last line in the heading of this page. On
the Status Report page, click on "Lodz (phase 2)" in the drop-down menu.

Sincerely,

Shirley Rotbein Flaum
Lodz Town Leader
Seflaum@aol.com


Lodz Area Research Group #Lodz #Poland Surname list, 1899-1900: JRI-Poland "Lodz Seven-Year Initiative" #lodz #poland

Seflaum@...
 

Subject: 4,018 Lodz Surnames, 1899-1900, now available >from JRI-Poland "Lodz
Seven-Year Initiative" !

Dear Fellow Lodz Area Researchers,

If you believe your family may have been present in Lodz around the turn of
the century, you are in luck! A list of 4,018 unique surnames taken >from
actual Jewish vital records of Lodz, 1899-1900, is now online. To access the
list, please go to:

(1) http://www.jewishgen.org/jri-pl/psa/psastat1.htm
(2) Click on "Lodz (phase 2)" in the drop-down menu
(3) Lastly, in the Lodz (phase 2) table, click on the "Lodz" hyperlink to
access the list.

This is a list of surnames that appear at least once in the 1899-1900 Jewish
vital records. However, it does specify how many times that surname
appears in the records. If you would like to know exactly how many times
your surname of interest appears during this two-year period, I would be
happy to look it up for you.

By now, you may have heard about the new "Seven-Year Initiative" to index the
city of Lodz Jewish vital records >from 1899-1905. I know you must be excited
about the prospect of finding further information about your families >from
Lodz, and I am thrilled to have the opportunity to bring this new data to you.

To find out how more about the new Lodz PSA Project, please see the original
announcement below. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask.

Sincerely,
Shirley Rotbein Flaum
Lodz Town Leader
Seflaum@aol.com
JRI-Poland: http://www.jewishgen.org/jri-pl
------------------------------
First Announcement
------------------------------
Date: June 27, 2001
Subject: JRI-Poland announces new "Lodz Seven-Year Initiative" for the City
of Lodz PSA Project, 1899-1905!

Dear Fellow Lodz Area Researchers:

As town leader of the city of Lodz Jewish Records Indexing-Poland/Polish
State Archives (JRI-Poland/PSA) Project, I am pleased to announce the launch
of a major seven-year initiative to index 43,501 Lodz Jewish birth, marriage
and death records, >from 1899 through 1905. This marks the initial inroad into
20th century Lodz Jewish vital records.

In 1997, JRI-Poland entered into an agreement with the Polish State Archives
to index Jewish vital records *not* microfilmed by the Mormons (LDS). Each
year the Lodz USC ("Urzad Stanu Cywilnego" - civil registration office)
transfers the 100-year-old registers to the Lodz Branch of the Polish State
Archives. The records then become available to JRI-Poland for indexing.

During the last few months, 10,876 birth, marriage, and death records >from
the "new" 1899 and 1900 registers were computerized by the JRI-Poland team in
Warsaw. The data entry in Cyrillic has been converted to Latin characters and
the indices are ready to be added to the JRI-Poland database!

The new data will enable you to expand your research of the time period when
not only our grandparents and their siblings were born and married, but also
when many of our parents, aunts and uncles were born in Lodz. We hope the
availability of the first batch of 20th century records will result in
breakthroughs in your family research!

o Current Status of Indices to Lodz Records

To explain how the new initiative will work, let us first look at the current
status of indices to Lodz Jewish vital records in the JRI-Poland database:

Dates: Location: Status:
1826-1877 PSA (microfilmed) Indexed by Shtetl CO-OP / Online
1878-1898 PSA (non-microfilmed) Indexed by Lodz PSA / Online

o The New "Lodz Seven-Year Initiative"

Nearly two years have passed since we first began the city of Lodz PSA
project. The new "Lodz Seven-Year Initiative" picks up where we left off.
Now, let us look at the status of the post-1898 Lodz Jewish vital records:

Dates: Location: No. of records Status:

1899-1900 PSA 10,876 records Indexed!
1901 Lodz USC 5,890 records Available in 2002
1902 Lodz USC 6,952 records Available in 2003
1903 Lodz USC 6,405 records Available in 2004
1904 Lodz USC 7,290 records Available in 2005
1905 Lodz USC 6,088 records Available in 2006

(Records 1906 and later will be part of a subsequent initiative.)

Once indices to these records are added to the JRI-Poland Database, you will
be able to obtain copies of the records by simply printing out the order form
on the JRI-Poland web site and mailing it to the Polish State Archives branch
in Lodz.

I have agreed to take on the special responsibility as town leader for the
"Lodz Seven-Year Initiative." Please join me in supporting this worthwhile
and exciting project. Your participation in the indexing of records for Lodz
can bring to light information you may have never imagined you would find. To
find out how you may obtain the entire database for your personal research,
please contact me for futher details.

Please spread the word to everyone you are in contact with who has an
interest in Lodz - family, friends, co-researchers. All should be encouraged
to support this project.

Updates on the Lodz Seven-Year Initiative will be available in the future
at:
http://www.jewishgen.org/jri-pl/psa/psastat.htm, click on "Status Report:
PSA
Projects Underway," which is the last line in the heading of this page. On
the Status Report page, click on "Lodz (phase 2)" in the drop-down menu.

Sincerely,

Shirley Rotbein Flaum
Lodz Town Leader
Seflaum@aol.com


Diminuitives iminuitives #lithuania

Sylvia Schildt <creativa@...>
 

A propos of Sheva Zucker's wonderful text ... it includes a poem by Aaron
Zeitlin on children of the Holocaust ... which is a poignant list of
diminuitive and iminuitive first names with all the different endings.

Zucker's text is used in many universities and community Yiddish classes
worldwide and can be obtained through the Workmen's Circle Book Center -
1-800-WC CALL US

Also, for those who would like a crack at learning Yiddish, Dr. Zucker
offers has a companion set of 8 tapes to be played in the car to reinforce
the book.

A working knowledge of Yiddish will greatly enhance Eastern European
searches. Vilna was kind of the capitol of Yiddish, so it will enrich your
connection to that area.


Sylvia Schildt
Baltimore, Maryland

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Especially for those Digest subscribers not in North America and unable to use 1-800 toll-free numbers, information about
Sheva Zucker's book and tape may be found at her website:
<http://members.aol.com/sczucker/>


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Diminuitives iminuitives #lithuania

Sylvia Schildt <creativa@...>
 

A propos of Sheva Zucker's wonderful text ... it includes a poem by Aaron
Zeitlin on children of the Holocaust ... which is a poignant list of
diminuitive and iminuitive first names with all the different endings.

Zucker's text is used in many universities and community Yiddish classes
worldwide and can be obtained through the Workmen's Circle Book Center -
1-800-WC CALL US

Also, for those who would like a crack at learning Yiddish, Dr. Zucker
offers has a companion set of 8 tapes to be played in the car to reinforce
the book.

A working knowledge of Yiddish will greatly enhance Eastern European
searches. Vilna was kind of the capitol of Yiddish, so it will enrich your
connection to that area.


Sylvia Schildt
Baltimore, Maryland

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Especially for those Digest subscribers not in North America and unable to use 1-800 toll-free numbers, information about
Sheva Zucker's book and tape may be found at her website:
<http://members.aol.com/sczucker/>


Jakobstadt Seelenlisten web pages #lithuania

ella barkan <elbarkan@...>
 

Seelenlisten Tax Registers and House Lists for Jakobstadt Jews and Jews
living in estates near Jakobstadt are translated and on-line. The lists
are >from 1797 through 1858.

The census documents have links for individuals to records in other
census documents.

There is an index for the 1797 house lists.

It can be seen at: http://members.aol.com/liepajalat#Seelen
Ella Barkan
Tel-Aviv


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Jakobstadt Seelenlisten web pages #lithuania

ella barkan <elbarkan@...>
 

Seelenlisten Tax Registers and House Lists for Jakobstadt Jews and Jews
living in estates near Jakobstadt are translated and on-line. The lists
are >from 1797 through 1858.

The census documents have links for individuals to records in other
census documents.

There is an index for the 1797 house lists.

It can be seen at: http://members.aol.com/liepajalat#Seelen
Ella Barkan
Tel-Aviv


Re: Bernard Gusberg #general

Alexander Sharon <a.sharon@...>
 

"Peter B McCue" wrote in message

I am trying to find the arrival of my grandfather, Bernard Gusberg, from
Russia (or Poland) thru Hamburg about 1890-1891 to N.Y.C. and then
Newark, N.J. His wife Dina arrived in June 1895 with the youngest of her
four children, David, being four year sold. So Bernard must have been in
Europe until 1890 or 1891. He is said to have lived in a place called
Helem. Grateful for any help to an aged genner.
Pete
"Helem" is one of the few other alternates for town Chelm in Poland.

Alexander Sharon
Calgary, Alberta


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Bernard Gusberg #general

Alexander Sharon <a.sharon@...>
 

"Peter B McCue" wrote in message

I am trying to find the arrival of my grandfather, Bernard Gusberg, from
Russia (or Poland) thru Hamburg about 1890-1891 to N.Y.C. and then
Newark, N.J. His wife Dina arrived in June 1895 with the youngest of her
four children, David, being four year sold. So Bernard must have been in
Europe until 1890 or 1891. He is said to have lived in a place called
Helem. Grateful for any help to an aged genner.
Pete
"Helem" is one of the few other alternates for town Chelm in Poland.

Alexander Sharon
Calgary, Alberta


Re: EIDB problems. #general

FREYAB@...
 

Dear AOL Genners,

I also have AOL 5.0 and have not had any problem getting into EIDB. I have
been researching at that site every evening for the past week. Morse's
program had a connection problem, but he offered an alternative site.......
that worked fine. Maybe it was just the phone connection in your area -
were there storms?

Freya Blitstein Maslov
Morton Grove, IL

MODERATOR NOTE: Please respond privately. Any additional postings on this
topic should be limited to an informative update regarding the problem or a
final resolution.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen RE: EIDB problems. #general

FREYAB@...
 

Dear AOL Genners,

I also have AOL 5.0 and have not had any problem getting into EIDB. I have
been researching at that site every evening for the past week. Morse's
program had a connection problem, but he offered an alternative site.......
that worked fine. Maybe it was just the phone connection in your area -
were there storms?

Freya Blitstein Maslov
Morton Grove, IL

MODERATOR NOTE: Please respond privately. Any additional postings on this
topic should be limited to an informative update regarding the problem or a
final resolution.


Records from Romania and Moldova #hungary

Robert Mandelbaum
 

Is there an archive or archives to which I can write for records >from Romania
and/or Moldova? I cannot seem to locate on the Romania SIG web site any
instructions for obtaining records akin to those set forth for the respective
countries under the jurisdiction of Litvak SIG and Jewish Records Indexing -
Poland. Is this because Romania and Moldova will not do searches for
records? If it is in fact possible to request a search for records there,
does anyone know to what address I should write, whether I can write in
English, and how much money I need to send? The particular records I am
seeking pertain to the Romanian town of Saveni in Botosani oblast in
Moldavia, and the former Romanian town of Kalineshty in present-day Moldova.
I am also interested in records >from the former Romanian town of Hertza,
which is today known as Gertsa and is located in present-day Ukraine. Do I
write to Ukraine or Romania for these latter records?

Thank you very much,
Robert Mandelbaum
New York, New York
rmandelbau@aol.com


GenealogyRO Group #hungary

David Simon Bendory <david90@...>
 

If anyone has any experience with GenealogyRO Group, positive or negative
criticisms, I would appreciate hearing about it. Please respond to me
privately.

If anyone can recommend a research firm to do work in any of the towns
listed in my signature, I would appreciate your input.

Thank you,
David Simon Bendory
Livingston, NJ
david90@alumni.princeton.edu
Looking for Hungarian KOHN, POPPER, BRAUCH, HECHT in Resita, Timisoara,
Anina
Looking for Romanian SCHWARTZ or SIEGAL, VACSMAN in Botosani or Braila,
Romania
Looking for Romanian HARR near Bucharest, Romania
Looking for SIMON >from Germany
http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/s/i/m/David-E-Simon/index.html


Hungary SIG #Hungary Records from Romania and Moldova #hungary

Robert Mandelbaum
 

Is there an archive or archives to which I can write for records >from Romania
and/or Moldova? I cannot seem to locate on the Romania SIG web site any
instructions for obtaining records akin to those set forth for the respective
countries under the jurisdiction of Litvak SIG and Jewish Records Indexing -
Poland. Is this because Romania and Moldova will not do searches for
records? If it is in fact possible to request a search for records there,
does anyone know to what address I should write, whether I can write in
English, and how much money I need to send? The particular records I am
seeking pertain to the Romanian town of Saveni in Botosani oblast in
Moldavia, and the former Romanian town of Kalineshty in present-day Moldova.
I am also interested in records >from the former Romanian town of Hertza,
which is today known as Gertsa and is located in present-day Ukraine. Do I
write to Ukraine or Romania for these latter records?

Thank you very much,
Robert Mandelbaum
New York, New York
rmandelbau@aol.com


Hungary SIG #Hungary GenealogyRO Group #hungary

David Simon Bendory <david90@...>
 

If anyone has any experience with GenealogyRO Group, positive or negative
criticisms, I would appreciate hearing about it. Please respond to me
privately.

If anyone can recommend a research firm to do work in any of the towns
listed in my signature, I would appreciate your input.

Thank you,
David Simon Bendory
Livingston, NJ
david90@alumni.princeton.edu
Looking for Hungarian KOHN, POPPER, BRAUCH, HECHT in Resita, Timisoara,
Anina
Looking for Romanian SCHWARTZ or SIEGAL, VACSMAN in Botosani or Braila,
Romania
Looking for Romanian HARR near Bucharest, Romania
Looking for SIMON >from Germany
http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/s/i/m/David-E-Simon/index.html


Re: Wolochisker or Wolozzek or Woloszysik ? #general

Mark Halpern <Willie46@...>
 

Dear Moshe:

Naomi Fatouros has. provided a rather complete response and list of
resources for your search. I will add just a few points.

Prior to the end of WW2, when the Ukrainian State was created as part
of the Soviet Union and now an independent state, Woloczysk was in the
Russian Pale of settlement and its sister town of Podwoloczysk, across
the river (I think its the Podborce River), was in the province of
Galicia -- the Austrian Empire >from around 1800 until WW1 and Poland
between the Wars.

JRI-Poland is now indexing Galician vital records >from Podwoloczyska
and nearby towns that are housed at the AGAD Archives in Warsaw.
Although Podwoloczyska and Woloczysk records are in different Archives,
a search of the AGAD records may be helpful. Many brides and grooms
crossed borders to be married. To search the vital records indices for
Podwoloczyska and nearby towns, go to
<http://www.jewishgen.org/JRI-PL/jriplweb.htm> and be sure to
set "Province" to "Ukraine."

A fairly new resource provided by the JGS of New York City
<http://www.jgsny.org/> is a database of 10,200 Burial Societies in
the NYC metropolitan area. This database is searchable by town and
by name of society. In some cases the Cemetery will have a current
contact address and/or phone number for the Society.

Mark Halpern
West Conshohocken, PA

In a message dated 7/19/01 1:21:13 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
moshe@rocketmail.com writes:

1. Where is Wolochisker or Wolozzek or Woloszysik.. is it in Poland or
Russia? Was it in 1900 in Poland or Russia? If I want to get information
>from there for that time period where would I start?
2. Does anyone have information about the Wolochisker or Wolozzek or
Woloszysik Burial Societie or Societie? I think they are all the same
different spellings. Do these names refer to burial societies or more
general organizations? Where can I find information about them?Is there
a societie like this in Israel? Thanks for any help.


How to find my GERSHENGORN family in Odessa? #general

Herut Shlomoff <heruts@...>
 

Dear friends,
I am asking for your experienced-scholar help.

My late grandmother, Malka Gershengorn, born in Kherson 1898, joined
the "Ha Chalutz" (Zionist organization), left her life and her family
in Ukraine in 1919 and went to Palestine (Israel).

Only in 1964, she managed to meet again with her siblings, when she made
a trip to Ukraine for that purpose. The only hint that I have about that
reunion is a postcard that she wrote to my mother, telling her that she
is going to meet her family in ODESSA. Unfortunately, she didn't mention
their names.

As I know, Malka met in Odessa with her 4 sisters and maybe her brother
- Grisha Gershengorn - too. As for the sisters, I know only 2 first names:
Dora & Sonya and that they were married and had children.

What steps do I have to take to find their offspring?

Thank you for you advice,
Herut, Israel