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U.S. Census 1930 Part 5 #general

Joel Weintraub <JWeintraub@...>
 

This is my fifth update on the 1930 U.S. Census, available April 1,
2002; see the JewishGen archives for the other posts. First, the
National Archives (NARA) announced recently the availability of film
series M1930 which shows, on baseline maps, the outline and
numbering of the 1930 enumeration districts (ed) for the U.S.
There was a lot of work put into this film series, but I think it will be
most useful for searching location of families in rural areas. See
the following website for information about this new series and
other census information:
http://www.nara.gov/genealogy/1930cen.html#M1930
The new film series is already in the film cabinets and available to
the public at NARA Laguna Niguel.

Second, I want to update you on my 1930 'Itwit' project (see
previous posts). After some false starts I'm in the process of
transcribing ed definitions >from about 40 cities >from the 1930 U.S.
Census. (About 40 other top population cities should be on film
series M1931 which provides a cross-table between addresses and
ed numbers and 12 are in Soundexed States). The resultant
textfiles, which are designed to be searchable by boundary street
names location, will show (hopefully) all street names within each
of a city's census districts. So far I've typed in Bronx, Manhattan,
Los Angeles, Oakland, Lowell, and Cambridge. The textfiles and a
free search program are at my Yahoo website:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ITWIT_Census1930. The textfiles
are still a little rough and have not been proofed (comparing the
textfiles against the original films) for street name omissions; if
anyone wants to help me in that process, which I'll do at the end....
just yell. If and when NARA publishes a catalogue of what city eds
are in what actual census films, I'll also include them on the
textfiles.

Joel Weintraub
Dana Point, CA


Miedzyrzec Podlaski (Mezritch) Researchers -- Great news! #general

MMBegun@...
 

We have some exciting news for Miedzyrzec Podlaski (also known as
Mezritch) researchers!

Jewish Records Indexing - Poland (JRI-Poland) project now has available
for us the indexed Miedzyrzec Podlaski Jewish Vital Records for years 1869
through 1900. There are close to 16,000 records >from the Polish State
Archives that will eventually be added to the JRI-Poland database online.

This means that when indexes are completed for Miedzyrzec, this new
material will finally allow you to expand your research into a time period
or geographical area that has not been available to us before now.

Once these indices are in the database, you will easily be able to order
copies of the original records directly >from the Polish State Archives
(PSA) using the convenient order form you'll find linked to your Internet
search results.

The indices consist of:
Births 6,599
Grooms 1,848
Brides 1,848
Deaths 5,604
~~~~~~~
Total 15,899

Meanwhile, just to whet your interest further, you can view a consolidated
list of the surnames found in these records. There are many names here
that correspond to names already listed in the JGFF that are of immediate
interest to Miedzyrzec researchers. (And if you're a Miedzyrzec
researcher who hasn't yet placed your family names in the JGFF, please do
so!) Go to the URL:
http://www.jewishgen.org/jri-pl/psa/miedzyrzec_podlaski_psasurn.htm

There remains some work to be done to get the Miedzyrzec indices online.
Please email me at MMBegun@aol.com to find out how you can help to make
the completed PSA indices available and to further your family research.

Best regards, Mila Begun in New York City
Miedzyrzec Shtetl Co-op Coordinator
Miedzyrzec PSA Town Leader


Strahilevitz / Strehilevitz / Strejilevich #general

etienne.lacroix@...
 

I am looking for relatives of Strahilevitz / Strehilevitz / Strejilevich
and similar names in the US and Europe. This is my wife's family.
I am researching on the Strejilevichs that have immigrated to Argentina
but would like to know more about different family branches across the
world. I already have contact with people in Israel
Txs

Etienne Lacroix
etienne.lacroix@citicorp.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen U.S. Census 1930 Part 5 #general

Joel Weintraub <JWeintraub@...>
 

This is my fifth update on the 1930 U.S. Census, available April 1,
2002; see the JewishGen archives for the other posts. First, the
National Archives (NARA) announced recently the availability of film
series M1930 which shows, on baseline maps, the outline and
numbering of the 1930 enumeration districts (ed) for the U.S.
There was a lot of work put into this film series, but I think it will be
most useful for searching location of families in rural areas. See
the following website for information about this new series and
other census information:
http://www.nara.gov/genealogy/1930cen.html#M1930
The new film series is already in the film cabinets and available to
the public at NARA Laguna Niguel.

Second, I want to update you on my 1930 'Itwit' project (see
previous posts). After some false starts I'm in the process of
transcribing ed definitions >from about 40 cities >from the 1930 U.S.
Census. (About 40 other top population cities should be on film
series M1931 which provides a cross-table between addresses and
ed numbers and 12 are in Soundexed States). The resultant
textfiles, which are designed to be searchable by boundary street
names location, will show (hopefully) all street names within each
of a city's census districts. So far I've typed in Bronx, Manhattan,
Los Angeles, Oakland, Lowell, and Cambridge. The textfiles and a
free search program are at my Yahoo website:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ITWIT_Census1930. The textfiles
are still a little rough and have not been proofed (comparing the
textfiles against the original films) for street name omissions; if
anyone wants to help me in that process, which I'll do at the end....
just yell. If and when NARA publishes a catalogue of what city eds
are in what actual census films, I'll also include them on the
textfiles.

Joel Weintraub
Dana Point, CA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Miedzyrzec Podlaski (Mezritch) Researchers -- Great news! #general

MMBegun@...
 

We have some exciting news for Miedzyrzec Podlaski (also known as
Mezritch) researchers!

Jewish Records Indexing - Poland (JRI-Poland) project now has available
for us the indexed Miedzyrzec Podlaski Jewish Vital Records for years 1869
through 1900. There are close to 16,000 records >from the Polish State
Archives that will eventually be added to the JRI-Poland database online.

This means that when indexes are completed for Miedzyrzec, this new
material will finally allow you to expand your research into a time period
or geographical area that has not been available to us before now.

Once these indices are in the database, you will easily be able to order
copies of the original records directly >from the Polish State Archives
(PSA) using the convenient order form you'll find linked to your Internet
search results.

The indices consist of:
Births 6,599
Grooms 1,848
Brides 1,848
Deaths 5,604
~~~~~~~
Total 15,899

Meanwhile, just to whet your interest further, you can view a consolidated
list of the surnames found in these records. There are many names here
that correspond to names already listed in the JGFF that are of immediate
interest to Miedzyrzec researchers. (And if you're a Miedzyrzec
researcher who hasn't yet placed your family names in the JGFF, please do
so!) Go to the URL:
http://www.jewishgen.org/jri-pl/psa/miedzyrzec_podlaski_psasurn.htm

There remains some work to be done to get the Miedzyrzec indices online.
Please email me at MMBegun@aol.com to find out how you can help to make
the completed PSA indices available and to further your family research.

Best regards, Mila Begun in New York City
Miedzyrzec Shtetl Co-op Coordinator
Miedzyrzec PSA Town Leader


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Strahilevitz / Strehilevitz / Strejilevich #general

etienne.lacroix@...
 

I am looking for relatives of Strahilevitz / Strehilevitz / Strejilevich
and similar names in the US and Europe. This is my wife's family.
I am researching on the Strejilevichs that have immigrated to Argentina
but would like to know more about different family branches across the
world. I already have contact with people in Israel
Txs

Etienne Lacroix
etienne.lacroix@citicorp.com


Re: References to the arenda system #galicia

Plutsk@...
 

I've seen a few interesting short pieces; particularly, the site

http://www.heritagefilms.com/POLAND.html

which mentions the arenda system about ten times.

The corresponding site substituting UKRAINE for POLAND also mentions the
arenda system.

Another close-to-home site discussing arendators is

http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/bolekhov/history_of_the_jews_in_bolekhov_.htm

It's interesting that the JGFF shows no listings for ARENDA as a surname, and
only a relative few D-M variants - mostly Sephardic ARANDAs which I'd guess
are unrelated.

Steve Gold
Detroit area


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Re: References to the arenda system #galicia

Plutsk@...
 

I've seen a few interesting short pieces; particularly, the site

http://www.heritagefilms.com/POLAND.html

which mentions the arenda system about ten times.

The corresponding site substituting UKRAINE for POLAND also mentions the
arenda system.

Another close-to-home site discussing arendators is

http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/bolekhov/history_of_the_jews_in_bolekhov_.htm

It's interesting that the JGFF shows no listings for ARENDA as a surname, and
only a relative few D-M variants - mostly Sephardic ARANDAs which I'd guess
are unrelated.

Steve Gold
Detroit area


Re: Arenda #galicia

NFatouros@...
 

In his message of 1-15-01 Edward Goldstein (Editor of "The Galitzianer")
expressed his interest in learning "solid" information about the history of
the "arenda" or leasing system in Galicia. If Mr. Goldstein is seeking an
essay on the arenda system for publication in "The Galitzianer" I am willing
willing to write one of modest length, but for the next four or five months
I would be unable to take on such a task.

One of the most authoritative and lengthy arenda discussions I know of,
although it is not specifically addressed to conditions in Galicia, can be
found in Hillel Levine's "Economic Origins of Antisemitism: Poland and Its
Jews in the Early Modern Period."

Simon Dubnow's " History of the Jews in Russia and Poland" also addresses
the subject, albeit in passing and it is not entered as a separate subject in
the index.

Although the subject "arenda"is also not entered in the index of "Studies
in Polish Jewry:Focusing on Galician Jews, Poles and Ukranians," edited by
Israel Bartel and Antony Polansky, there are mentions of varying lengths of
Jewish land holdings in Galicia scattered throughout this book of essays. In
particular, John-Paul Himka's study "Dimensions of a Triangle:
Polish-Ukrainian=Jewish Relations in Galicia" shows that Poles constituted
the gentry in Galicia, owning most of the landed estates and sharing very
little with Jews around the turn of the 19th century who by the begining of
the 10th century had began to buy the estates. Himka says that although "at
most, only a few thousand Jews leased or owned estates" Polish peasants
identified Jews with the manor owners and resented them at least as much as
they did the nobility. Consulting Hinka's footnotes and some of the books in
his bibliography to Himka's study should provide Mr. Goldstein with much
detailed information.

Paul Robert Magocsi's authoritative "History of the Ukraine" devotes only
a couple of pages specifically discussing the arenda system in a scholarly
and reasonable manner. (But see, if one cares or dares to, a virulent attack
on this small part of Magosci's book and on another small part regarding the
Khmelnystsky uprising and the Jews, by the ever alert and diligent
"patriotic" Pole and Holocaust revisionist, Lubomyr Prytulak, at:
http://www.ukar.org/magocs01.shtml. Prytulak's main complaints are that
Magocsi suggested that Polish antisemitic atrocities were worse than those
committed by the Ukranians and that the Nathan Hannover's 1673 chronicle of
the Khelmnystsky massacres is unreliable as an historical document. As to the
last protestation, Prytulak is probably right, according to what I've read by
some real scholars and by the opinion I myself could not help forming when I
read Hannover's "Abyss of Despair.")


Naomi Fatouros (nee FELDMAN)
Bloomington, Indiana
NFatouros@aol.com
Researching: BELKOWSKY and BIELKOWSKY, Odessa and Berdichev; FELDMAN, Pinsk;
SHUTZ or SCHUTZ, Shcherets; LEVY, Mulhouse; SAS or SASS,Podwolochisk;
RAPOPORT, Tarnopol; BEHAM, Salok and Kharkov; WOLPIANSKY, Ostryna.


Re: Arenda #galicia

NFatouros@...
 

In the message I just sent regarding the arenda in which I mentioned the
antisemite Lubomyr Prytulak, I should have said he was a Ukrainian patriot
not as I wrote a Polish one!

Naomi Fatouros (nee FELDMAN)
Bloomington, Indiana
NFatouros@aol.com
Researching: BELKOWSKY and BIELKOWSKY, Odessa and Berdichev; FELDMAN, Pinsk;
SHUTZ or SCHUTZ, Shcherets; LEVY, Mulhouse; SAS or SASS,Podwolochisk;
RAPOPORT, Tarnopol; BEHAM, Salok and Kharkov; WOLPIANSKY, Ostryna.


Re: Mogilev to Baku (Azerbaijan) 1903 #general

Schelly Dardashti <dardasht@...>
 

While at the Salt Lake City summer seminar 2000, I
checked out the Philadelphia HIAS records and I found
information on all four brothers, including the fact
that they (or rather the first brother did, followed by
the other three) changed the name to Feinstein, and
also where all had lived previous to immigration
(Baku), although all were born in Mogilev.
Also parents' names.
And the information that the father had come to Phila
and then returned to Russia as an elderly man brought
to the boat by a daughter-in-law. The cards also
included arrival info (vessels, etc. years) and family
information, Phila addresses, etc.
Finding the information was as much a shock to me as
anyone. Didn't expect to find anything, just decided to
look, and I am very happy I did.
I guess the fact that they went to Philadelphia and
HIAS wrote this information on their cards really
helped!
Of course, I still cannot find any descendents of the
four TALALAY/FEINSTEIN brothers!
Best,
Schelly Talalay Dardashti
Tel Aviv
dardasht@barak-online.net

MMBegun@aol.com wrote:

Schelley Dardashti's discovery was of great interest to me. One of my
grandfather's brothers (BEFELER family >from Czemierniki, Poland) was
supposed to have emigrated to Baku in the early 20th century. I knew
about oil as the possible reason, but I didn't know about the HIAS
records as a source of information.

How is it that HIAS has information on emigration >from Eastern Europe to
Central Asia?


Re: The name Shepsl #general

lilian schorr <lilianschorr@...>
 

Dear Genners
I was reading the emails when I came across the name "Shepsl",
which took me instantly to an expression I heard >from my parents:
Ho was or what is: Shepsl Kanarek?

Thank you for the explanation,

Lilian Schorr Landes


Re: Please help with these Galizianer names #galicia

lilian schorr <lilianschorr@...>
 

Dear Genners

I would thank you so much if you can give me any indication of what these
names means, where they came >from or their relation to any English names.

1. Huchim (suppose it is a male name)
2. Gisie (female?)
3. Katze (female?)
4. Wolf (male)

What would the possible Americanized names to be adopted???

Thank you very much to all of you knowledgeable genners.

Lilian Schorr Landes


Hebrew name transliterations #general

Gail Ben-David <gmbendavid@...>
 

The name in question is Manis, and not Manish. The reason for the
confusion is that the last letter of the name in Hebrew or Yiddish,
without vowels (nekudot), is Sin (pronounced as "s"), and not Shin
(pronounced as "sh"). The letter Shin, with vowles, has a dot at the top
right of the letter, but the letter Sin, with vowels, has a dot at the
top left. When written without vowels, Shin and Sin are identical, and
can be dinstinguished only by their context within the word.

-Gail Ben-David
Israel


Re: Hebrew name transliterations #general

Judith Romney Wegner
 

Kutiel (>from Yekutiel) - the first letter should be a kuf and not a kof

Nachum Tuchman
Tekoa, Israel
Whoops -- your transliterations here are liable to cause a lot of
confusion!

The correct transliteration for what you here call "kuf" (in a traditional
yiddish pronunciation) is more properly in Hebrew "qof." (Check under this
letter in any Hebrew dictionary or grammar book, they all qive "qof" as
the first and therefore preferred pronunciation, with "quf" as secondary.

from a historical standpoint, the western alphabet letter "q" is in fact
nothing but a backwards "qof", the history of writing demonstrates that
the written alphabet moved >from east to west in antiquity, and some letters
were reversed because western languages are written >from left to right).
But most people seem to have a resistance to using the "q" -- and
therefore persist in spelling it "kof."

On the other hand, the letter you here chose to spell "kof" (the one that
became a "c" in the Latin alphabet -- which reversed it >from the original
Aramaic/Hebrew letter that looks like a backwards "c") is today always
conventionally transliterated "kaf" because today the vowel qamatz is
regularly represented by "a" in both scholarly and popular writing. (The
only exception is a small minority who still cling to Ashkenazi
pronunciation -- and who for the most part have no interest in the rules of
scholarly transliteration).

Clearly the best solution is to use "qof" and "kaf", which avoids any
possibility of confusion. So, JGenners, let's all become trendsetters!

Judith Romney Wegner
jrw@brown.edu


GANZ from Weisenau (near Mainz, Germany) #general

Ernest Kallmann <ekallman@...>
 

In the March 02, 2001 issue of Gersig and Jewishgen, I have posted a
message containing :

David GANZ (1680-1750), a street musician playing in spas, has begot a
descendency of several generations of composers, conductors, all being
also virtuoso soloists.

With an international group of genealogists, we have assembled a
descendant list of over 400 names, spanning 8 generations, the living
descendants not being included. The GANZ (also Gans, Gansz, Gantz,..)
from Weisenau seem not to be connected with their namesakes from
Hannover, Frankfurt/Main or other major cities.

Now there is more on this topic on the webpage

http://perso.club-internet.fr/ekallman/

which I invite you to visit.

Ernest Kallmann
Suburban Paris, France


Bialik/Weaner/Viner/Viener #general

Judy Singer <judsinger@...>
 

So, to keep the records straight here's what I found out:

Weaner was not Bialik's mother's brother's name, it was Bialik's
mother-in-law's maiden name (Chaya-Leah Viner or Viener, who married an
Averbach).

So that is how my family is related to Bialik - thru his wife's family,
not blood relation.

Thanks for everyone's help.


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Re: Arenda #galicia

NFatouros@...
 

In his message of 1-15-01 Edward Goldstein (Editor of "The Galitzianer")
expressed his interest in learning "solid" information about the history of
the "arenda" or leasing system in Galicia. If Mr. Goldstein is seeking an
essay on the arenda system for publication in "The Galitzianer" I am willing
willing to write one of modest length, but for the next four or five months
I would be unable to take on such a task.

One of the most authoritative and lengthy arenda discussions I know of,
although it is not specifically addressed to conditions in Galicia, can be
found in Hillel Levine's "Economic Origins of Antisemitism: Poland and Its
Jews in the Early Modern Period."

Simon Dubnow's " History of the Jews in Russia and Poland" also addresses
the subject, albeit in passing and it is not entered as a separate subject in
the index.

Although the subject "arenda"is also not entered in the index of "Studies
in Polish Jewry:Focusing on Galician Jews, Poles and Ukranians," edited by
Israel Bartel and Antony Polansky, there are mentions of varying lengths of
Jewish land holdings in Galicia scattered throughout this book of essays. In
particular, John-Paul Himka's study "Dimensions of a Triangle:
Polish-Ukrainian=Jewish Relations in Galicia" shows that Poles constituted
the gentry in Galicia, owning most of the landed estates and sharing very
little with Jews around the turn of the 19th century who by the begining of
the 10th century had began to buy the estates. Himka says that although "at
most, only a few thousand Jews leased or owned estates" Polish peasants
identified Jews with the manor owners and resented them at least as much as
they did the nobility. Consulting Hinka's footnotes and some of the books in
his bibliography to Himka's study should provide Mr. Goldstein with much
detailed information.

Paul Robert Magocsi's authoritative "History of the Ukraine" devotes only
a couple of pages specifically discussing the arenda system in a scholarly
and reasonable manner. (But see, if one cares or dares to, a virulent attack
on this small part of Magosci's book and on another small part regarding the
Khmelnystsky uprising and the Jews, by the ever alert and diligent
"patriotic" Pole and Holocaust revisionist, Lubomyr Prytulak, at:
http://www.ukar.org/magocs01.shtml. Prytulak's main complaints are that
Magocsi suggested that Polish antisemitic atrocities were worse than those
committed by the Ukranians and that the Nathan Hannover's 1673 chronicle of
the Khelmnystsky massacres is unreliable as an historical document. As to the
last protestation, Prytulak is probably right, according to what I've read by
some real scholars and by the opinion I myself could not help forming when I
read Hannover's "Abyss of Despair.")


Naomi Fatouros (nee FELDMAN)
Bloomington, Indiana
NFatouros@aol.com
Researching: BELKOWSKY and BIELKOWSKY, Odessa and Berdichev; FELDMAN, Pinsk;
SHUTZ or SCHUTZ, Shcherets; LEVY, Mulhouse; SAS or SASS,Podwolochisk;
RAPOPORT, Tarnopol; BEHAM, Salok and Kharkov; WOLPIANSKY, Ostryna.


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Re: Arenda #galicia

NFatouros@...
 

In the message I just sent regarding the arenda in which I mentioned the
antisemite Lubomyr Prytulak, I should have said he was a Ukrainian patriot
not as I wrote a Polish one!

Naomi Fatouros (nee FELDMAN)
Bloomington, Indiana
NFatouros@aol.com
Researching: BELKOWSKY and BIELKOWSKY, Odessa and Berdichev; FELDMAN, Pinsk;
SHUTZ or SCHUTZ, Shcherets; LEVY, Mulhouse; SAS or SASS,Podwolochisk;
RAPOPORT, Tarnopol; BEHAM, Salok and Kharkov; WOLPIANSKY, Ostryna.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Mogilev to Baku (Azerbaijan) 1903 #general

Schelly Dardashti <dardasht@...>
 

While at the Salt Lake City summer seminar 2000, I
checked out the Philadelphia HIAS records and I found
information on all four brothers, including the fact
that they (or rather the first brother did, followed by
the other three) changed the name to Feinstein, and
also where all had lived previous to immigration
(Baku), although all were born in Mogilev.
Also parents' names.
And the information that the father had come to Phila
and then returned to Russia as an elderly man brought
to the boat by a daughter-in-law. The cards also
included arrival info (vessels, etc. years) and family
information, Phila addresses, etc.
Finding the information was as much a shock to me as
anyone. Didn't expect to find anything, just decided to
look, and I am very happy I did.
I guess the fact that they went to Philadelphia and
HIAS wrote this information on their cards really
helped!
Of course, I still cannot find any descendents of the
four TALALAY/FEINSTEIN brothers!
Best,
Schelly Talalay Dardashti
Tel Aviv
dardasht@barak-online.net

MMBegun@aol.com wrote:

Schelley Dardashti's discovery was of great interest to me. One of my
grandfather's brothers (BEFELER family >from Czemierniki, Poland) was
supposed to have emigrated to Baku in the early 20th century. I knew
about oil as the possible reason, but I didn't know about the HIAS
records as a source of information.

How is it that HIAS has information on emigration >from Eastern Europe to
Central Asia?