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Lviv Burial Register #galicia

Joyce Field
 

Computerization of the Lviv Burial Register is currently underway
under the direction of Charles Katz. Unfortunately, Josef Herz did
not inquire before posting messages about this file.

All projects with data >from Yad Vashem are under the Research
Division of JewishGen and Rachel Reisman is the technical coordinator
of the Yad Vashem project. If you have any questions about this
file, contact her at rreisman@.... The resulting databases
are searchable at the Holocaust Database site at
< http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Holocaust/ >.

Joyce Field
JewishGen VP, Research
jfield@...


Lviv #galicia

Joyce Field
 

Hopefully all the readers to this Digest are aware of the Lviv Ghetto
Register, available at < http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/lvov.htm >.

Joyce Field
jfield@...


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Lviv Burial Register #galicia

Joyce Field
 

Computerization of the Lviv Burial Register is currently underway
under the direction of Charles Katz. Unfortunately, Josef Herz did
not inquire before posting messages about this file.

All projects with data >from Yad Vashem are under the Research
Division of JewishGen and Rachel Reisman is the technical coordinator
of the Yad Vashem project. If you have any questions about this
file, contact her at rreisman@.... The resulting databases
are searchable at the Holocaust Database site at
< http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Holocaust/ >.

Joyce Field
JewishGen VP, Research
jfield@...


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Lviv #galicia

Joyce Field
 

Hopefully all the readers to this Digest are aware of the Lviv Ghetto
Register, available at < http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/lvov.htm >.

Joyce Field
jfield@...


American consuls in Palestine #general

Sallyann Sack <sallyann.sack@...>
 

Those interested in the functioning of the American consuls in Ottoman
Palestine should read Ruth Kark's book "American Consuls in the Holy Land,
1832-1914.'' It is written in English and was published [in 1994] by Wayne
State University in Detroit, Michigan and by Magnes Press in Jerusalem.

At that time, the American consul had several hundred Jewish "proteges"
under its protection. Files with their names and considerable personal
information, such as births, marriages and death, are at the U.S. National
Archives in Washington, D.C. The Jewish Genealogy Society of Greater
Washington has prepared an index of these names which is available on
microfiche >from Avotaynu.

Sallyann Amdur Sack, Ph.D.
Editor, Avotaynu, the International Review of Jewish Genealogy

MODERATOR NOTE: The JGSGW's index of these records is also
available online on JewishGen: "U.S. Department of State:
Jerusalem, Jaffa, and Haifa Consular Post Records", at
< http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/group84.htm >.


Re: Arky=Aharon #general

rosinskyb
 

bs"d
I believe Arky was short for common Russian name of Arkady and was used by
Jews in Russia also as a nickname for Aharon as told to me by my
Grandfather.
Be well,
Bernard


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen American consuls in Palestine #general

Sallyann Sack <sallyann.sack@...>
 

Those interested in the functioning of the American consuls in Ottoman
Palestine should read Ruth Kark's book "American Consuls in the Holy Land,
1832-1914.'' It is written in English and was published [in 1994] by Wayne
State University in Detroit, Michigan and by Magnes Press in Jerusalem.

At that time, the American consul had several hundred Jewish "proteges"
under its protection. Files with their names and considerable personal
information, such as births, marriages and death, are at the U.S. National
Archives in Washington, D.C. The Jewish Genealogy Society of Greater
Washington has prepared an index of these names which is available on
microfiche >from Avotaynu.

Sallyann Amdur Sack, Ph.D.
Editor, Avotaynu, the International Review of Jewish Genealogy

MODERATOR NOTE: The JGSGW's index of these records is also
available online on JewishGen: "U.S. Department of State:
Jerusalem, Jaffa, and Haifa Consular Post Records", at
< http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/group84.htm >.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Arky=Aharon #general

rosinskyb
 

bs"d
I believe Arky was short for common Russian name of Arkady and was used by
Jews in Russia also as a nickname for Aharon as told to me by my
Grandfather.
Be well,
Bernard


Re: Ed RENDELL - ex-mayor of Philadelphia, PA #general

Ann Rabinowitz <annrab@...>
 

As I have mentioned many times in the past, one of the wonderful things
about modern life is that you have lots of options to find information from
your arm chair:

1. Use the telephone and call the person directly.

2. Go to their website and send them or the webmaster an e-mail.

3. Obtain their snail-mail address and write to them.

4. Contact the reference section of the City of Philadelphia Library which
is on-line as are most major libraries and request biographical information.
You can also call them for the info too. In fact, you can contact the Miami
Dade County Main Public Library downtown and see if they have any
information regarding Ex-Mayor Rendell in their many public or government
resources.

5. Contact the JGS of Philadephia for any information or sources they can
supply.

6. Look up the person in the JewishGen Archives in case someone else had
posted about them in the past.

So, as you can see, you have *not* used all the resources available to you
from your arm chair.
Ann Rabinowitz
annrab@...


Probate Court Records - NYC #general

Bigfish@...
 

I have read that requests for Probate Court records usually take a long time
and frequently a year passes before a response is obtained.

I need to obtain such records for Manhattan - NYC. Does anyone have recent
experience to indicate how long I might expect to wait, or whether I am
better off to hire someone to search the records?

Thanks.

Sam Schleman


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen RE: Ed RENDELL - ex-mayor of Philadelphia, PA #general

Ann Rabinowitz <annrab@...>
 

As I have mentioned many times in the past, one of the wonderful things
about modern life is that you have lots of options to find information from
your arm chair:

1. Use the telephone and call the person directly.

2. Go to their website and send them or the webmaster an e-mail.

3. Obtain their snail-mail address and write to them.

4. Contact the reference section of the City of Philadelphia Library which
is on-line as are most major libraries and request biographical information.
You can also call them for the info too. In fact, you can contact the Miami
Dade County Main Public Library downtown and see if they have any
information regarding Ex-Mayor Rendell in their many public or government
resources.

5. Contact the JGS of Philadephia for any information or sources they can
supply.

6. Look up the person in the JewishGen Archives in case someone else had
posted about them in the past.

So, as you can see, you have *not* used all the resources available to you
from your arm chair.
Ann Rabinowitz
annrab@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Probate Court Records - NYC #general

Bigfish@...
 

I have read that requests for Probate Court records usually take a long time
and frequently a year passes before a response is obtained.

I need to obtain such records for Manhattan - NYC. Does anyone have recent
experience to indicate how long I might expect to wait, or whether I am
better off to hire someone to search the records?

Thanks.

Sam Schleman


Need help in England #general

Debby Palti <debby@...>
 

I am searching for my family history but I seem to be "hitting my head
against a brick wall". My family came >from England and I am trying to trace
them. I have names and places but it always comes back with no records
found. How do I find these "records". There is about 15 members of the
family I am trying to trace. Any help would be fantastic.

Debby Palti
Melbourne, Australia
Email: debby@...

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JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Need help in England #general

Debby Palti <debby@...>
 

I am searching for my family history but I seem to be "hitting my head
against a brick wall". My family came >from England and I am trying to trace
them. I have names and places but it always comes back with no records
found. How do I find these "records". There is about 15 members of the
family I am trying to trace. Any help would be fantastic.

Debby Palti
Melbourne, Australia
Email: debby@...

MODERATOR NOTE: We strongly recommend that you read the JewishGen
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) at
<http://www.jewishgen.org/infofiles/faq.html>. You may also be interested
in others of the InfoFiles at <http://www.jewishgen.org/infofiles/>. If you
have more specific questions after reading these resources on the JewishGen
website, please feel free to ask them in this forum.


Courland Place name question: Zages (?) #courland #latvia

Tmontew@...
 

I would like to ask if anyone knows of a place in Courland presently or
formerly named 'Zages' (or phonetic equivalent). I recently came accross a
birthplace notation on a death certificate for one of my Courland families
(family name = Gottlieb). Family tradition is strongly one of being
Courlanders, so I believe they came >from Courland. I just don't know where
and this is the best clue I have. The closest possibilities our family has
come up with are: Saldus and Zhagare (Lithuania), but these are only
guesses based on the 'Zages' clue. Any leads are appreciated!

Terry Wright (tmontew@...)


Courland SIG #Courland #Latvia Courland Place name question: Zages (?) #courland #latvia

Tmontew@...
 

I would like to ask if anyone knows of a place in Courland presently or
formerly named 'Zages' (or phonetic equivalent). I recently came accross a
birthplace notation on a death certificate for one of my Courland families
(family name = Gottlieb). Family tradition is strongly one of being
Courlanders, so I believe they came >from Courland. I just don't know where
and this is the best clue I have. The closest possibilities our family has
come up with are: Saldus and Zhagare (Lithuania), but these are only
guesses based on the 'Zages' clue. Any leads are appreciated!

Terry Wright (tmontew@...)


STENDER & HIRSCHHORN #general

Lorraine Hershon <hershon@...>
 

I would like to add the family name Stender to the family names I am
researching. No one else seems to be researching this family on
JewishGen, so maybe it rings a bell with you.Im particularly
interested in the Latvian branch which starts in Riga in 1840ish. The
family in Riga seems to one very large extended family with many many
cousins. Some family members left for New York in 1896, and again in
1909.
I am also amending my search for the name Hirschhorn, again >from Riga,
Latvia. Same time scale, this time 3 brothers, Elkan, Moisey Abram,
and Leibe Sacharia. Elkans and his family left in 1891 for England.

Thanks for your time
Lorraine Hershon

MODERATOR NOTE: Please enter your searches in the JewishGen Family Finder
at <http://www.jewishgen.org/jgff/>. This will greatly increase your
chances of finding a match.


SCHETZENSKY #general

Steve Gabai <sgabai@...>
 

Anyone with the name SCHETZENSKY - any spelling - in their tree's?

Its origins may be >from Szczuczyn, about 20 miles NW of Bialystok or >from
Szczecin (Stettin), which is in Poland, about 80 miles NE of Berlin. But
who knows?

You can reply privately.

Thanks,

Steve Gabai

Researching:

ABOUAF, ABRAMS, ALGRANATI (ALGRANTI), CARMONA, CHASAN (any
spelling,including SCHAEZEN), FINKELSTEIN, GABAI (GABBAI - GABAY),
GREENBAUM, GREENBERG, INSKY, PERLSTEIN, RATOVETSKY, ROUSSO (RUSSO),
SCHRAPATZ (SCROPOTICH), SCHIMSKY, SHWARTZ, SILVER, SPECTOR &
TARANTO


Re: ViewMate - Files - VM1450/51/52 #general

Ada Greenblatt <ada.Greenblatt@...>
 

I'd like to publicly thank Charles Mages, David Goldman, Gail Ben-David,
David Snyder, Uri Zadok, Shmuel Kehati and Eyal Hollander for their help or
offer to help in translating ViewMate tombstone photos 1450/51/52. Through
their collective efforts I have gotten as much information as can be
gleaned >from the stones and the complete file has been sent to Ernie Fine
of the JewishGen On-Line Worldwide Burial Registry. No further help is
necessary.

Special thanks also to Hadassah Lipsius and Michael Pertain for translating
other tombstone pictures at the May meeting of the JGSNY. And to Josef A.
Herz for uploading the pictures onto Viewmate.

Ada Greenblatt
ada.Greenblatt@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen STENDER & HIRSCHHORN #general

Lorraine Hershon <hershon@...>
 

I would like to add the family name Stender to the family names I am
researching. No one else seems to be researching this family on
JewishGen, so maybe it rings a bell with you.Im particularly
interested in the Latvian branch which starts in Riga in 1840ish. The
family in Riga seems to one very large extended family with many many
cousins. Some family members left for New York in 1896, and again in
1909.
I am also amending my search for the name Hirschhorn, again >from Riga,
Latvia. Same time scale, this time 3 brothers, Elkan, Moisey Abram,
and Leibe Sacharia. Elkans and his family left in 1891 for England.

Thanks for your time
Lorraine Hershon

MODERATOR NOTE: Please enter your searches in the JewishGen Family Finder
at <http://www.jewishgen.org/jgff/>. This will greatly increase your
chances of finding a match.