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Current Name of Marmaros, Czechoslovakia #hungary

Jim or Amy Leserman <lesermanja@...>
 

On Thu, 11 Oct 2001 17:30:34 , you wrote:

I am looking for information regarding the modern name for Jasina,
Marmaros,
Czechoslovakia. My grandfather lists that as his place of birth in 1903 at
which time it was most like part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire.
This website has been very useful in helping me determine the correct
current place-names of pre-World War I towns of the former Austro-Hungarian
Empire. It is a chart in Slovak or Hungarian, I believe, but still
perfectly understandable http://www.piar.hu/archivum/adattarak/domus1.htm

Amy Weisz Leserman
Researching WEISZ in Prievidza and Bojnice, Slovakia (formerly known as
Privigye and Bajmocz, Hungary)


Hungary SIG #Hungary Current Name of Marmaros, Czechoslovakia #hungary

Jim or Amy Leserman <lesermanja@...>
 

On Thu, 11 Oct 2001 17:30:34 , you wrote:

I am looking for information regarding the modern name for Jasina,
Marmaros,
Czechoslovakia. My grandfather lists that as his place of birth in 1903 at
which time it was most like part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire.
This website has been very useful in helping me determine the correct
current place-names of pre-World War I towns of the former Austro-Hungarian
Empire. It is a chart in Slovak or Hungarian, I believe, but still
perfectly understandable http://www.piar.hu/archivum/adattarak/domus1.htm

Amy Weisz Leserman
Researching WEISZ in Prievidza and Bojnice, Slovakia (formerly known as
Privigye and Bajmocz, Hungary)


Great map site on the Internet #lithuania

David Gordon <dgordon@...>
 

I just discovered a website that may be of interest to those searching
for a place in Eastern Europe (Russia is NOT included, although Belarus,
Ukraine, and the Baltic nations ARE). If you type in simply the name of
the place you are looking for, it will return a detailed, clear and
easy-to-read map. It doesn't include every tiny village but it is
remarkably comprehensive.

If you're interested try visiting the site at
http://www.multimap.com/map/places.cgi?client=europe&db=ap&overviewmap=ap
and click on the country you want.

David Gordon
dgordon@...
Chicago, IL


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Great map site on the Internet #lithuania

David Gordon <dgordon@...>
 

I just discovered a website that may be of interest to those searching
for a place in Eastern Europe (Russia is NOT included, although Belarus,
Ukraine, and the Baltic nations ARE). If you type in simply the name of
the place you are looking for, it will return a detailed, clear and
easy-to-read map. It doesn't include every tiny village but it is
remarkably comprehensive.

If you're interested try visiting the site at
http://www.multimap.com/map/places.cgi?client=europe&db=ap&overviewmap=ap
and click on the country you want.

David Gordon
dgordon@...
Chicago, IL


FW: The book 'Lite' (a.k.a. 'Lita') #lithuania

Max Heffler
 

I just updated the Yizkor book web page for Volume One of the Yiddish book,
"Lite (Lithuania)" published in 1951 by the Jewish - Lithuanian Cultural
Society "Lite," Inc. of New York.

It contains Sonia Kovitz's completed translation of "Devastation of the Jews of Pasvalys and of Nearby Jewish Communities of Jonishkelis, Vashkai, Linkuva, Pumpenai, Salochiai and Vabalnikas" as well as two other translations. I just added the "Index to Places Mentioned."

We are currently completing the "Index to Personalities Mentioned" and
in Volume II, the "Table of Contents" and both the "Index of Locations Mentioned" and the "Index of Personalities." This project is also
pending approval for the translation donation fund.

The page is: http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lita/lita.html.

Max Heffler
max@...


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania FW: The book 'Lite' (a.k.a. 'Lita') #lithuania

Max Heffler
 

I just updated the Yizkor book web page for Volume One of the Yiddish book,
"Lite (Lithuania)" published in 1951 by the Jewish - Lithuanian Cultural
Society "Lite," Inc. of New York.

It contains Sonia Kovitz's completed translation of "Devastation of the Jews of Pasvalys and of Nearby Jewish Communities of Jonishkelis, Vashkai, Linkuva, Pumpenai, Salochiai and Vabalnikas" as well as two other translations. I just added the "Index to Places Mentioned."

We are currently completing the "Index to Personalities Mentioned" and
in Volume II, the "Table of Contents" and both the "Index of Locations Mentioned" and the "Index of Personalities." This project is also
pending approval for the translation donation fund.

The page is: http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lita/lita.html.

Max Heffler
max@...


volunteers needed for data entry of burial lists #general

Joyce Field
 

Burial records >from Istanbul for JEWISHGEN ONLINE WORLDWIDE BURIAL
REGISTRY, http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/

As you can see >from the message below (>from Daniel Kazez, and quoted
with his permission), Mr. Kazez has received several large and
exciting lists of Jewish burials >from Istanbul, Turkey. In all,
there are 400 handwritten pages of burial records >from Istanbul.
Daniel cannot possibly enter all this data and we are, therefore,
asking for volunteers to help us with the data entry into our Excel template.

The pages I have seen are extremely legible; however, there are a few
Turkish words on some pages that will have to be translated. Most of
the pages are written in Latin characters, but 56 pages are in
Hebrew. Obviously, we will need a few volunteers who can read the
Hebrew and transcribe the data into English.

Please contact me personally if you can assist with data entry.
Requirements: a copy of Excel on your computer and the time to input
at least 10 pages within about 2 weeks' time. The number of records
per page vary, but seem to range >from 15-25 records per page.

Data entry volunteers will also be asked to proofread data entered
by other volunteers to ensure that all data has been accurately
entered.

This material is extremely important and we do hope that you will be
able to assist this worthy project. Please contact me at
jfield@... if you can help.

Joyce Field
JewishGen V.P., Research
jfield@...
JEWISHGEN ONLINE WORLDWIDE BURIAL REGISTRY
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/

message >from Daniel Kazez to Joyce Field. Quoted with permission of
Daniel Kazez.

"Dear Joyce,

A few months ago, I wrote to you to share a burial list provided to
me by Erdal Frayman, of the Yuksekkaldirim
Synagogue in Istanbul. I believe that those 3000 entries will now
be on JewishGen Online Burial List. I am pleased, once again, to
offer good news >from Istanbul. I have received two separate burial
lists >from Istanbul--nearly 400 pages of names! These lists are
simply filled with all of the common Sephardic names that I have seen
for years. The lists go back to the early 1900s. I am eager to share
these lists with you and JewishGen. I must confess, though, that I
don't have the time to type all of these pages! I look forward to
any suggestions you might have. And, above all else, my thanks to
the enthusiastic and generous congregations in Istanbul what copied
these lists and sent them to me!
Dan"


assistance in Scotland #general

Anita Citron <anitac1@...>
 

Will any member of this list who lives in Scotland please contact me
personally. I have a question (not a favor =-D)

Thanks!

Anita Citron
anitac1@...
Hicksville, NY
NADWORNY, SILVER, FLEISHER(Odessa, St.Petersburg)
BENDERSKY (Ladyzhin/Odessa),ODESSKY(Lipovets/Odessa),
NEPOMNYATSHY(Voznesensk/Odessa)
TRACHTENBERG(Gritsev/Starykonstantinov/Odessa/Vienna/Belgium), FURMAN
(Pyatkovko/Odessa),
FINGERHUT/FINGERET (Ananyev/Voznesensk/Odessa), MEDNIK/WILDMAN (Berdichev)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen volunteers needed for data entry of burial lists #general

Joyce Field
 

Burial records >from Istanbul for JEWISHGEN ONLINE WORLDWIDE BURIAL
REGISTRY, http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/

As you can see >from the message below (>from Daniel Kazez, and quoted
with his permission), Mr. Kazez has received several large and
exciting lists of Jewish burials >from Istanbul, Turkey. In all,
there are 400 handwritten pages of burial records >from Istanbul.
Daniel cannot possibly enter all this data and we are, therefore,
asking for volunteers to help us with the data entry into our Excel template.

The pages I have seen are extremely legible; however, there are a few
Turkish words on some pages that will have to be translated. Most of
the pages are written in Latin characters, but 56 pages are in
Hebrew. Obviously, we will need a few volunteers who can read the
Hebrew and transcribe the data into English.

Please contact me personally if you can assist with data entry.
Requirements: a copy of Excel on your computer and the time to input
at least 10 pages within about 2 weeks' time. The number of records
per page vary, but seem to range >from 15-25 records per page.

Data entry volunteers will also be asked to proofread data entered
by other volunteers to ensure that all data has been accurately
entered.

This material is extremely important and we do hope that you will be
able to assist this worthy project. Please contact me at
jfield@... if you can help.

Joyce Field
JewishGen V.P., Research
jfield@...
JEWISHGEN ONLINE WORLDWIDE BURIAL REGISTRY
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/

message >from Daniel Kazez to Joyce Field. Quoted with permission of
Daniel Kazez.

"Dear Joyce,

A few months ago, I wrote to you to share a burial list provided to
me by Erdal Frayman, of the Yuksekkaldirim
Synagogue in Istanbul. I believe that those 3000 entries will now
be on JewishGen Online Burial List. I am pleased, once again, to
offer good news >from Istanbul. I have received two separate burial
lists >from Istanbul--nearly 400 pages of names! These lists are
simply filled with all of the common Sephardic names that I have seen
for years. The lists go back to the early 1900s. I am eager to share
these lists with you and JewishGen. I must confess, though, that I
don't have the time to type all of these pages! I look forward to
any suggestions you might have. And, above all else, my thanks to
the enthusiastic and generous congregations in Istanbul what copied
these lists and sent them to me!
Dan"


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen assistance in Scotland #general

Anita Citron <anitac1@...>
 

Will any member of this list who lives in Scotland please contact me
personally. I have a question (not a favor =-D)

Thanks!

Anita Citron
anitac1@...
Hicksville, NY
NADWORNY, SILVER, FLEISHER(Odessa, St.Petersburg)
BENDERSKY (Ladyzhin/Odessa),ODESSKY(Lipovets/Odessa),
NEPOMNYATSHY(Voznesensk/Odessa)
TRACHTENBERG(Gritsev/Starykonstantinov/Odessa/Vienna/Belgium), FURMAN
(Pyatkovko/Odessa),
FINGERHUT/FINGERET (Ananyev/Voznesensk/Odessa), MEDNIK/WILDMAN (Berdichev)


Czech and Slovak articles of genealogical interest #general

Vitdoc@...
 

I want to encourage those Bohmor's and Jewishgenner's not receiving "Nase
Rodina," newsletter of the Czechoslovak Genealogical Society International
--to try and get a copy (perhaps at your library) of the September issue
2001.
--It features an article on the B'nai Jehoshua Temple started in 1893 by
Czech Jews in Chicago. It also lists other Czech Jewish congregations in the
USA.
--Sucany is the cover story with information on this town in Slovakia and
its Jews.
--Doudleby nad Orlici by Eytan Lederer of Haifa, Israel writes about his
town in NE Bohemia in the district of Rychnov nad Kneznou.
--Sources for Jewish research in Bohemia with a list that includes our
sig.
--A Jewish genealogy Potpourri compiled by the editor of this
journal--Paul Makousky whose e-mail address is [deleted in accordance
with JewishGen privacy policy -- Mod.]

I think you will enjoy these articles and it is very generous of this
publication to devote so much space this month to Czech Jewish genealogical
stories. I hope you will write Mr. Makousky and thank him.
Thanks --Susan FISHER BOYER
Sherman Oaks, CA

with all 4 grandparents >from Bohemia

Horazdovice/Susice/Alt Langendorf--SCHWARZKOPF, HAHN, EISNER, STEINER, LOWE,
LOWITH
Klatovy/Nemcice/Vlci/Prichovice/Strazov/Kolin-BERMANN, STADLER, SACHSEL,
Petrovice/Chrastice/Zbenice/Tabor/Milevsko,Chysky--VODICKA, BERGMANN, KOHN,
JELLINEK. STERN, ELSNER, SABATH
Strasnov/Brodcu/Piskova Lhota/Zamosti/Susice/Verbova Lhota--FISCHER,KOSERAK,
FURTH,ZEISL, OPLATEK,STEIN


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Czech and Slovak articles of genealogical interest #general

Vitdoc@...
 

I want to encourage those Bohmor's and Jewishgenner's not receiving "Nase
Rodina," newsletter of the Czechoslovak Genealogical Society International
--to try and get a copy (perhaps at your library) of the September issue
2001.
--It features an article on the B'nai Jehoshua Temple started in 1893 by
Czech Jews in Chicago. It also lists other Czech Jewish congregations in the
USA.
--Sucany is the cover story with information on this town in Slovakia and
its Jews.
--Doudleby nad Orlici by Eytan Lederer of Haifa, Israel writes about his
town in NE Bohemia in the district of Rychnov nad Kneznou.
--Sources for Jewish research in Bohemia with a list that includes our
sig.
--A Jewish genealogy Potpourri compiled by the editor of this
journal--Paul Makousky whose e-mail address is [deleted in accordance
with JewishGen privacy policy -- Mod.]

I think you will enjoy these articles and it is very generous of this
publication to devote so much space this month to Czech Jewish genealogical
stories. I hope you will write Mr. Makousky and thank him.
Thanks --Susan FISHER BOYER
Sherman Oaks, CA

with all 4 grandparents >from Bohemia

Horazdovice/Susice/Alt Langendorf--SCHWARZKOPF, HAHN, EISNER, STEINER, LOWE,
LOWITH
Klatovy/Nemcice/Vlci/Prichovice/Strazov/Kolin-BERMANN, STADLER, SACHSEL,
Petrovice/Chrastice/Zbenice/Tabor/Milevsko,Chysky--VODICKA, BERGMANN, KOHN,
JELLINEK. STERN, ELSNER, SABATH
Strasnov/Brodcu/Piskova Lhota/Zamosti/Susice/Verbova Lhota--FISCHER,KOSERAK,
FURTH,ZEISL, OPLATEK,STEIN


Re: Misha, Mendge, and Mordke #general

Victor Brilliant
 

I would hazard a guess that Mendge is an affectionate variation of Mendel!
Victor Brilliant
Hendon, London, England

----- Original Message -----

Steve Orlen asked for "the Hebrew equivalents for the given names Misha,
Mendge, and Mordke."
Mordke is a regional Yiddish variant of Mordechai.
Misha is the Russification of Moses.
Mendge is unknown to me.
Hope this helps.
Barbara Stern Mannlein
Tucson, AZ


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Misha, Mendge, and Mordke #general

Victor Brilliant
 

I would hazard a guess that Mendge is an affectionate variation of Mendel!
Victor Brilliant
Hendon, London, England

----- Original Message -----

Steve Orlen asked for "the Hebrew equivalents for the given names Misha,
Mendge, and Mordke."
Mordke is a regional Yiddish variant of Mordechai.
Misha is the Russification of Moses.
Mendge is unknown to me.
Hope this helps.
Barbara Stern Mannlein
Tucson, AZ


September 11, 1941 ~ "Return to Serei" E-Publication #general

Judith27
 

Dear JewishGENdom ~

The LitvakSIG Online Journal announces
the e-publication of
"Return to Serei"
by Chana Rosen

Chana Slavaticki Rosen came to the United States as a child in 1938
because of a back problem which could not be dealt with in Lithuania. She
left Serei (Seirijai) thinking she would be gone perhaps for two months,
but she never saw her shtetl again until her return 1998 trip to Serei
which this article chronicles.
On September 11, 1941 ~ Elul 19, 5701, the 953 remaining Jews of
Serei, including Chana's parents and her brother, were murdered in the
forest near the town. As Chana writes:
" Where had I been on September 11, 1941? Did I have a premonition? Did
I dream that night? Was there a voice I should have heard? Should I have
sensed being in my parents' thoughts, could I have been hovering as a
silent witness? Was it possible that at such a cataclysmic time I was
sitting in class, reading a text book, doing homework, talking to friends,
eating supper, listening to the radio, leading the completely ordinary and
mundane life of a school girl? The entire time in Serei I was two people -
one, Chana Rosen, functioning on automatic pilot, calm, rational, polite,
smiling - the other, Chanale Slavaticki, watching the automaton
function...But there could have been 954 bodies in that grave... So the
question remains as it has since 1941 - why am I here to record all this?"
To read this article which memorializes the Jewish town of Serei
that was, please go to http://www.jewishgen.org/Litvak/serei.htm
Shalom,
Judi Langer-Surnamer Caplan, Editor
LitvakSIG OnLine Journal


Do you have photocopies of Polish Record Index Pages? #general

MOkladek@...
 

Jewish Records Indexing - Poland was founded to avoid duplication of
effort and to promote productive cooperative activity and research.

The importance of avoiding duplication also applies to copies of index
pages >from the LDS microfilms.

Typically, index pages are photocopied by Shtetl CO-OP volunteers or by
the JGS Toronto Copy Service for the Shtetl CO-OPs. Over the 6 years
of the project there have been very few cases where index pages were
copied more than once. Hopefully as everyone becomes more familiar
with JRI-Poland, it will not happen again.

The Shtetl CO-OP leaders labor so long and hard making the photocopies.

This is a plea for all researchers who have made photocopies of index
pages for their town(s) >from the LDS films of Jewish vital records of
Poland to please let us know.

Please contact the shtetl coop leader for your town or contact
Hadassah Lipsius at ShtetlCO-OP@....

For more information about Jewish Records Indexing - Poland, go the
home page at www.jewishgen.org/jri-pl/

Madeleine Okladek
Konin Shtetl Co-op Leader


DRANKOW/DRANKOVA/DRANGO #general

Debra J Wolraich <djwolraich@...>
 

Please help me assist a young woman >from the former Soviet Union who is
searching for the Drango family that emigrated to Bridgeport, CT by about
1910. Tatiana's grandmother Josephina (1911-1996) told her that
Josephina's grandmother, aunts and uncles all emigrated to the United
States while only Sophia, Josephina's mother, remained in the area of
Kiev with her family. Tatiana found an entry in the 1920 census listing
Bertha Drango (age 50) and her children: Louie (age 23), Morris (age
18), Borris (age 14), Fannie (age 19), and Celia (age 15). Tatiana feels
this is probably the correct family, but we can find no trace of any of
them. (The people by that name who appear on the Internet listings are
all related to each other and are not Tatiana's family.) We would
appreciate help in locating the Drango family.
Debra Wolraich
djwolraich@...
Oklahoma City, OK
FIALKOV, RATNOWSKY, VALINSKY, BERCINSKY, WARSHAVSKY in Motol, Janow, and
Pinsk


Locating NYC Property Records #general

Ann Rabinowitz <annrab@...>
 

An ancestor, Gershon Meyerowitz, came to the U.S. >from Kupishok, Lithuania,
in 1914, and then returned at an undetermined date a few years later
(probably within five years).

There was a family story that he owned property in Manhattan and sold it
before he left the U.S.

Is there an easy way to locate such property given that I don't have the
date he departed the country, but do know he came in 1914. Also, his name
may be variously spelled as Meerowitz, Meyrowitz, etc.

Thanks for any assistance on this.

Ann Rabinowitz
annrab@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen September 11, 1941 ~ "Return to Serei" E-Publication #general

Judith27
 

Dear JewishGENdom ~

The LitvakSIG Online Journal announces
the e-publication of
"Return to Serei"
by Chana Rosen

Chana Slavaticki Rosen came to the United States as a child in 1938
because of a back problem which could not be dealt with in Lithuania. She
left Serei (Seirijai) thinking she would be gone perhaps for two months,
but she never saw her shtetl again until her return 1998 trip to Serei
which this article chronicles.
On September 11, 1941 ~ Elul 19, 5701, the 953 remaining Jews of
Serei, including Chana's parents and her brother, were murdered in the
forest near the town. As Chana writes:
" Where had I been on September 11, 1941? Did I have a premonition? Did
I dream that night? Was there a voice I should have heard? Should I have
sensed being in my parents' thoughts, could I have been hovering as a
silent witness? Was it possible that at such a cataclysmic time I was
sitting in class, reading a text book, doing homework, talking to friends,
eating supper, listening to the radio, leading the completely ordinary and
mundane life of a school girl? The entire time in Serei I was two people -
one, Chana Rosen, functioning on automatic pilot, calm, rational, polite,
smiling - the other, Chanale Slavaticki, watching the automaton
function...But there could have been 954 bodies in that grave... So the
question remains as it has since 1941 - why am I here to record all this?"
To read this article which memorializes the Jewish town of Serei
that was, please go to http://www.jewishgen.org/Litvak/serei.htm
Shalom,
Judi Langer-Surnamer Caplan, Editor
LitvakSIG OnLine Journal


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Do you have photocopies of Polish Record Index Pages? #general

MOkladek@...
 

Jewish Records Indexing - Poland was founded to avoid duplication of
effort and to promote productive cooperative activity and research.

The importance of avoiding duplication also applies to copies of index
pages >from the LDS microfilms.

Typically, index pages are photocopied by Shtetl CO-OP volunteers or by
the JGS Toronto Copy Service for the Shtetl CO-OPs. Over the 6 years
of the project there have been very few cases where index pages were
copied more than once. Hopefully as everyone becomes more familiar
with JRI-Poland, it will not happen again.

The Shtetl CO-OP leaders labor so long and hard making the photocopies.

This is a plea for all researchers who have made photocopies of index
pages for their town(s) >from the LDS films of Jewish vital records of
Poland to please let us know.

Please contact the shtetl coop leader for your town or contact
Hadassah Lipsius at ShtetlCO-OP@....

For more information about Jewish Records Indexing - Poland, go the
home page at www.jewishgen.org/jri-pl/

Madeleine Okladek
Konin Shtetl Co-op Leader