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BOF #belarus

sapphy69
 

I am interested in the following:

BERKINBLITT Dubrovno Gorky Mogilev
RISKIN, RISKIND Orsha Orsha Mogilev

Thanks
Michael Port
m.port@comcast.net

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BOF Posting Rules Please! #belarus

Benjamin, Sheldon <Sheldon.Benjamin@...>
 

It would be helpful if those posting BOF comments would be so kind as to =
entitle their posting BOF:Villagename or BOF:Name and if the moderators =
agree with this rule that it be added to the FAQ. It is very hard to =
quickly deal with the multiple postings when people do not give specific =
titles to their postings. Thanks.
=20
Sheldon Benjamin, MD
Researching BENTZIANOV >from VARATIN and REVZEN >from STRESHIN


Belarus SIG #Belarus BOF #belarus

sapphy69
 

I am interested in the following:

BERKINBLITT Dubrovno Gorky Mogilev
RISKIN, RISKIND Orsha Orsha Mogilev

Thanks
Michael Port
m.port@comcast.net

--


Belarus SIG #Belarus BOF Posting Rules Please! #belarus

Benjamin, Sheldon <Sheldon.Benjamin@...>
 

It would be helpful if those posting BOF comments would be so kind as to =
entitle their posting BOF:Villagename or BOF:Name and if the moderators =
agree with this rule that it be added to the FAQ. It is very hard to =
quickly deal with the multiple postings when people do not give specific =
titles to their postings. Thanks.
=20
Sheldon Benjamin, MD
Researching BENTZIANOV >from VARATIN and REVZEN >from STRESHIN


Re: Travel to Warsaw/Radomsko -- How to photograph tombstones? #general

Thomas F. Weiss
 

Dan Kazez wrote:

I will travel to Poland soon to photograph all of the
tombstones in the Radomsko cemetery--about 3000
tombstones in all. I did a smaller project in 2002
(one thousand tombstones in Zarki, Plawno/Gidle, Mstow,
and Janow) with good results.

This larger project has larger concerns: How to map the
cemetery? How to mark stones after I photograph them?
How to combat the frequent exhausted-camera-battery problem?
Other good techniques?
Dan --

I photographed 1500 gravestones in Buchach in 2001.
You have identified important problems. I have a few tips.
I mapped the cemetery with a GPS device. I took GPS
readings first at every gravestone, but that became tedious
so I switched to the beginning and end of rows when
they could be identified. I brought along a bag
of wooden golf tees that I painted bright orange and
used to mark gravestones that had been photographed.
That worked well. They were also popular with the local kids.
The battery problem was solved by purchasing a number
of the highest capacity rechargeable batteries
available at the time -- 1600mAh nickel metal hydride.
Check to see if higher capacity are available now.
I recharged batteries every night. I used two rechargers
simultaneously each of which could recharge 4 batteries.
Another tip is to use the viewfinder and to avoid using
the LCD display on your digital camera (I am assuming
that you are using a digital camera). The LCD display
is the battery hog on most digital cameras.
Finally, I invested in a reflector device that could
be used to reflect sun light or to block it. I did
not need it frequently but it was helpful when either
the sun was bright and behind the front of the
gravestone as well as when the sun was directly on
the gravestone. I also brought along both a digital
camera and a digital camcorder which could also take
digital still photos. That made it possible for
two people to take gravestone photos simultaneously.
Finally, I took along two sons to help me do the job
and some gardening equipment to clear grass and
moss >from around the bottoms of gravestones and
plastic brushes to clean the gravestones without
damaging them. We purchased work gloves in local
markets which helped a lot. We hired local kids to
help us clear the cemetery and the gravestones.

Good luck,
--
Tom Weiss
Newton, MA
USA
tfweiss@mit.edu


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Travel to Warsaw/Radomsko -- How to photograph tombstones? #general

Thomas F. Weiss
 

Dan Kazez wrote:

I will travel to Poland soon to photograph all of the
tombstones in the Radomsko cemetery--about 3000
tombstones in all. I did a smaller project in 2002
(one thousand tombstones in Zarki, Plawno/Gidle, Mstow,
and Janow) with good results.

This larger project has larger concerns: How to map the
cemetery? How to mark stones after I photograph them?
How to combat the frequent exhausted-camera-battery problem?
Other good techniques?
Dan --

I photographed 1500 gravestones in Buchach in 2001.
You have identified important problems. I have a few tips.
I mapped the cemetery with a GPS device. I took GPS
readings first at every gravestone, but that became tedious
so I switched to the beginning and end of rows when
they could be identified. I brought along a bag
of wooden golf tees that I painted bright orange and
used to mark gravestones that had been photographed.
That worked well. They were also popular with the local kids.
The battery problem was solved by purchasing a number
of the highest capacity rechargeable batteries
available at the time -- 1600mAh nickel metal hydride.
Check to see if higher capacity are available now.
I recharged batteries every night. I used two rechargers
simultaneously each of which could recharge 4 batteries.
Another tip is to use the viewfinder and to avoid using
the LCD display on your digital camera (I am assuming
that you are using a digital camera). The LCD display
is the battery hog on most digital cameras.
Finally, I invested in a reflector device that could
be used to reflect sun light or to block it. I did
not need it frequently but it was helpful when either
the sun was bright and behind the front of the
gravestone as well as when the sun was directly on
the gravestone. I also brought along both a digital
camera and a digital camcorder which could also take
digital still photos. That made it possible for
two people to take gravestone photos simultaneously.
Finally, I took along two sons to help me do the job
and some gardening equipment to clear grass and
moss >from around the bottoms of gravestones and
plastic brushes to clean the gravestones without
damaging them. We purchased work gloves in local
markets which helped a lot. We hired local kids to
help us clear the cemetery and the gravestones.

Good luck,
--
Tom Weiss
Newton, MA
USA
tfweiss@mit.edu


Miriam Pollack in Oz #general

Harold Lewin <harmir@...>
 

A news item in Kosher Koala recently described Miriam
Pollack's work on recording announcements published
in the Jewish Chronicle (London) for the period 1900-1906.
The electronic mail address given for Miriam seems to be
invalid. Can anyone help?
Harold Lewin - Jerusalem

MODERATOR NOTE: Please respond privately


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Miriam Pollack in Oz #general

Harold Lewin <harmir@...>
 

A news item in Kosher Koala recently described Miriam
Pollack's work on recording announcements published
in the Jewish Chronicle (London) for the period 1900-1906.
The electronic mail address given for Miriam seems to be
invalid. Can anyone help?
Harold Lewin - Jerusalem

MODERATOR NOTE: Please respond privately


Re: UNRRA #general

Stan Goodman <safeq@...>
 

On Thu, 14 Aug 2003 08:56:30 UTC, hennynow@pacbell.net (hennynow)
opined:


Responding to Fritz Klein's query, "....Recently
received documentation that indicated an
aunt > had survived the war and resided at
the following location at the end of WW II:
UNRRA Camp 1027, bloc 47/18
Berlin - Schlachtensee

I am assuming >from the initials that this was
some type of DP Camp."

UNRRA, if I remember correctly, stands for United Nations
Relief and Rehabilitation Agency. I think the
organization is still in existence, in charge of Arab
camps.

No, UNRRA is long dead. The "relief" agency that operates
in the camps in Judea, Samaria, and the Gaza district is
UNWRRA (I may have transposed some of the initials),
where the W stands for "Works".
The less said about it, the better.

--
Stan Goodman, Qiryat Tiv'on, Israel

Searching:
NEACHOWICZ/NOACHOWICZ, NEJMAN/NAJMAN, SURALSKI: >from Lomza Gubernia
ISMACH: >from Lomza Gubernia, Galicia, and Ukraina
HERTANU, ABRAMOVICI, LAUER: >from Dorohoi District, Romania
GRISARU, VATARU: >from Iasi, Dorohoi, and Mileanca, Romania

See my interactive family tree (requires Java 1.1.6 or better):
http://www.hashkedim.com

Please remove the CAPITAL LETTERS >from my address in order to send me
email, and include "JEWISHGEN" in the subject line, else your message
will be deleted automatically, unread.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: UNRRA #general

Stan Goodman <safeq@...>
 

On Thu, 14 Aug 2003 08:56:30 UTC, hennynow@pacbell.net (hennynow)
opined:


Responding to Fritz Klein's query, "....Recently
received documentation that indicated an
aunt > had survived the war and resided at
the following location at the end of WW II:
UNRRA Camp 1027, bloc 47/18
Berlin - Schlachtensee

I am assuming >from the initials that this was
some type of DP Camp."

UNRRA, if I remember correctly, stands for United Nations
Relief and Rehabilitation Agency. I think the
organization is still in existence, in charge of Arab
camps.

No, UNRRA is long dead. The "relief" agency that operates
in the camps in Judea, Samaria, and the Gaza district is
UNWRRA (I may have transposed some of the initials),
where the W stands for "Works".
The less said about it, the better.

--
Stan Goodman, Qiryat Tiv'on, Israel

Searching:
NEACHOWICZ/NOACHOWICZ, NEJMAN/NAJMAN, SURALSKI: >from Lomza Gubernia
ISMACH: >from Lomza Gubernia, Galicia, and Ukraina
HERTANU, ABRAMOVICI, LAUER: >from Dorohoi District, Romania
GRISARU, VATARU: >from Iasi, Dorohoi, and Mileanca, Romania

See my interactive family tree (requires Java 1.1.6 or better):
http://www.hashkedim.com

Please remove the CAPITAL LETTERS >from my address in order to send me
email, and include "JEWISHGEN" in the subject line, else your message
will be deleted automatically, unread.


GOLDMAN / Cassel (Hesse) #general

Hanna Goldmann <hanna.goldmann@...>
 

Dear Readers,

I'm desperately looking for the parents/origin of
"Mayer Lazarus Goldman(n), b: 1788/1792, where?, d:
1879 in Friedberg (Hesse), married to Bella Rachel Cassella)
in 1814.

Any help is greatly appreciated.

Hanna Goldmann

Searching: Cahn, Cassel, Simon (Hesse)

MODERATOR NOTE: Please respond privately


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen GOLDMAN / Cassel (Hesse) #general

Hanna Goldmann <hanna.goldmann@...>
 

Dear Readers,

I'm desperately looking for the parents/origin of
"Mayer Lazarus Goldman(n), b: 1788/1792, where?, d:
1879 in Friedberg (Hesse), married to Bella Rachel Cassella)
in 1814.

Any help is greatly appreciated.

Hanna Goldmann

Searching: Cahn, Cassel, Simon (Hesse)

MODERATOR NOTE: Please respond privately


Re: The Central Zionist Archives #general

SharonV@...
 

Michael Bernet wrote:

-----Original =Can you give us a url for the Zionist
Archives so that we can learn about
the materials available? And a general e-mail address
for sending queries?
I think that would be elpful to many.

Michael Bernet, New York
-------------------------------------


Dear Genners,

Here is the url for the Central Zionist Archives.
http://www.wzo.org.il/cza/Default.htm

Our(general)e-mail address for sending queries is:
sharonv@jazo.org.il

Best wishes!

Sharon Visser-CZA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen RE: The Central Zionist Archives #general

SharonV@...
 

Michael Bernet wrote:

-----Original =Can you give us a url for the Zionist
Archives so that we can learn about
the materials available? And a general e-mail address
for sending queries?
I think that would be elpful to many.

Michael Bernet, New York
-------------------------------------


Dear Genners,

Here is the url for the Central Zionist Archives.
http://www.wzo.org.il/cza/Default.htm

Our(general)e-mail address for sending queries is:
sharonv@jazo.org.il

Best wishes!

Sharon Visser-CZA


Re: Woman's mother's maiden name given as her own? #general

Sally M. Bruckheimer <sallybru@...>
 

I have seen this in Russian records, where it is
presumed that there was no civil marriage. If
the parents did not (perhaps could not, depending on
variations in the laws restricting the Jews) marry
civilly but had a religious marriage. The children of
such a marriage were considered illigitimate by the
civil authority, although not by the Jews, so they used
the mother's maiden name in later records as
the child's surname..

It is also possible that the married couple used the
wife's family name, I have heard that this was sometimes
done. Perhaps the wife's parents were important in
the community and the husband 'married into' the
famous family.

Of course it is also possible that there was some
mixup and the record was wrong,

Sally Bruckheimer
Harrison, NY


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Woman's mother's maiden name given as her own? #general

Sally M. Bruckheimer <sallybru@...>
 

I have seen this in Russian records, where it is
presumed that there was no civil marriage. If
the parents did not (perhaps could not, depending on
variations in the laws restricting the Jews) marry
civilly but had a religious marriage. The children of
such a marriage were considered illigitimate by the
civil authority, although not by the Jews, so they used
the mother's maiden name in later records as
the child's surname..

It is also possible that the married couple used the
wife's family name, I have heard that this was sometimes
done. Perhaps the wife's parents were important in
the community and the husband 'married into' the
famous family.

Of course it is also possible that there was some
mixup and the record was wrong,

Sally Bruckheimer
Harrison, NY


Good Manners #general

Ury Link
 

Dear Genners,

I know it is not the first time that you hear about this
problem but I must repeat it again. Today I translated
for Manuella a document >from the VieuwMate and send it ,
after 30 minutes I get a message beck with her thanks,
few words with appreciation. This I called good manners.
But how much time I do the same and send translation
with no response ,not after a day or a week but never
never. it is only a few second work to replay the
same message with one word, no more is necessary ,
only the word Thanks.

Most of the genners know what are good manners and
give a response, but for the few that don't do it
is this letter.

Pleas give a response to a work that you asked to
do and a member of the JewishGen take the time to
help you with this.

We all are volunteers and do this work with pleasure,
pleas don't disappointed us.

Best regards
Ury Link
Amsterdam
Holland


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Good Manners #general

Ury Link
 

Dear Genners,

I know it is not the first time that you hear about this
problem but I must repeat it again. Today I translated
for Manuella a document >from the VieuwMate and send it ,
after 30 minutes I get a message beck with her thanks,
few words with appreciation. This I called good manners.
But how much time I do the same and send translation
with no response ,not after a day or a week but never
never. it is only a few second work to replay the
same message with one word, no more is necessary ,
only the word Thanks.

Most of the genners know what are good manners and
give a response, but for the few that don't do it
is this letter.

Pleas give a response to a work that you asked to
do and a member of the JewishGen take the time to
help you with this.

We all are volunteers and do this work with pleasure,
pleas don't disappointed us.

Best regards
Ury Link
Amsterdam
Holland


auschwitz forced laborers database (jewishgen) #general

Ramon Pop <pop00020@...>
 

Hello,

On Jewishgen there's a holocaust database that you
probably all know. It includes a database of auschwitz
forced laborers, based on forms filed in the United
States Holocaust Memorial Museum. I read that
it's possible to order a copy.

I e-mailed the museum twice to get the form of my
great-uncle Arthur Wolf Pop, but, unfortunately,
no reactions.

Does anyone have an idea how to reach them? Maybe I e-
maild to the wrong museum section?

Thanks in advance,
Ramon Pop, Amsterdam


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen auschwitz forced laborers database (jewishgen) #general

Ramon Pop <pop00020@...>
 

Hello,

On Jewishgen there's a holocaust database that you
probably all know. It includes a database of auschwitz
forced laborers, based on forms filed in the United
States Holocaust Memorial Museum. I read that
it's possible to order a copy.

I e-mailed the museum twice to get the form of my
great-uncle Arthur Wolf Pop, but, unfortunately,
no reactions.

Does anyone have an idea how to reach them? Maybe I e-
maild to the wrong museum section?

Thanks in advance,
Ramon Pop, Amsterdam