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WW2 Marriage in Palestine #general

maria skwierawski <carrieskwi@...>
 

I am not sure if I am on the right newsgroup or not
I have a marriage in Hameron? 500 Street Pardress Hannah Palestine on the
17/1/1943
For a Leslie Yopp who was in the Australian Army and a Miriam Caroline
Tiecher/Teicher whose father Paul Pinkus Teicher is said to have died in a
Gas Chamber on the 3/5/1943.
My Question is where would I be able to get a copy of the Marriage
Certificate and how do I find out more about where her father died.
Leslie Yopp's religion is Catholic and his father Hughie Max Adolf Yopp was
from Naumburg Germany and came to Australia in 1908.
Any Help would be appreciated
Maria Skwierawski >from Colyton NSW Australia


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen WW2 Marriage in Palestine #general

maria skwierawski <carrieskwi@...>
 

I am not sure if I am on the right newsgroup or not
I have a marriage in Hameron? 500 Street Pardress Hannah Palestine on the
17/1/1943
For a Leslie Yopp who was in the Australian Army and a Miriam Caroline
Tiecher/Teicher whose father Paul Pinkus Teicher is said to have died in a
Gas Chamber on the 3/5/1943.
My Question is where would I be able to get a copy of the Marriage
Certificate and how do I find out more about where her father died.
Leslie Yopp's religion is Catholic and his father Hughie Max Adolf Yopp was
from Naumburg Germany and came to Australia in 1908.
Any Help would be appreciated
Maria Skwierawski >from Colyton NSW Australia


The "Gefilte Fish line" dividing Litvaks & Galicianers #belarus

Rachelle <rlberliner@...>
 

On Google, I found this link that opens the site and tells the story. I
entered "Michael Steinlauf and gefilte fish" and clicked on "This is no fish
tale: Gefilte tastes tell story of ancestry ( ...
You will note the url is exactly the same.

The moderator could not log onto the link posted, copied below, even though
as you can see, the address posted is identical to the one on www.google.com
Copying and pasting did give me an error message also.
www.jewishsf.com/bk990910/igifltefish.shtml

It's a great story and I hope the info above will help those who want to
read it.

A note of interest: My mom was the JACOBS family >from Posen/Przasnysz we
believe and never made it sweet. My dad was the LEAF/LIEBERMAN family from
Swislowitz, Russia (now Swisloch, Belarus) and never requested sweet gefilte
fish, but loved it fried like salmon croquets. The latter was probably my
mom's "creation".

Rachelle Berliner
Savannah, GA


Belarus SIG #Belarus The "Gefilte Fish line" dividing Litvaks & Galicianers #belarus

Rachelle <rlberliner@...>
 

On Google, I found this link that opens the site and tells the story. I
entered "Michael Steinlauf and gefilte fish" and clicked on "This is no fish
tale: Gefilte tastes tell story of ancestry ( ...
You will note the url is exactly the same.

The moderator could not log onto the link posted, copied below, even though
as you can see, the address posted is identical to the one on www.google.com
Copying and pasting did give me an error message also.
www.jewishsf.com/bk990910/igifltefish.shtml

It's a great story and I hope the info above will help those who want to
read it.

A note of interest: My mom was the JACOBS family >from Posen/Przasnysz we
believe and never made it sweet. My dad was the LEAF/LIEBERMAN family from
Swislowitz, Russia (now Swisloch, Belarus) and never requested sweet gefilte
fish, but loved it fried like salmon croquets. The latter was probably my
mom's "creation".

Rachelle Berliner
Savannah, GA


Re: WW II - Camps for German citizens in France #general

Eve Line Blum <eve.line.blum@...>
 

Your question may be difficult to solve. A similar question was asked
on the FrenchSig in September 2001. It was matter of a woman sent
from Germany to France in 1940. The family knew she was sent to the
French camp of Gurs (South of France), then they had an address which
could be confused with several others, scattered in the whole France
and her trace was lost. After a lot of searches during one year, at
last, in December 2002, I could learn she was sent >from Gurs to
another place, then to a hospital for elderly where she died. Once we
know the place of death, it's easy to get the death certificate.

That's why I believe there was not "general information". Each case
could be different. Let me know privately the name of the person you
are searching for, so that the information you already found, and
I'll try to help you.

Regards.

--
Eve Line Blum-Cherchevsky
Besancon (France)
and also
Cercle de Genealogie Juive (International JGS in Paris)
http://www.genealoj.org


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: WW II - Camps for German citizens in France #general

Eve Line Blum <eve.line.blum@...>
 

Your question may be difficult to solve. A similar question was asked
on the FrenchSig in September 2001. It was matter of a woman sent
from Germany to France in 1940. The family knew she was sent to the
French camp of Gurs (South of France), then they had an address which
could be confused with several others, scattered in the whole France
and her trace was lost. After a lot of searches during one year, at
last, in December 2002, I could learn she was sent >from Gurs to
another place, then to a hospital for elderly where she died. Once we
know the place of death, it's easy to get the death certificate.

That's why I believe there was not "general information". Each case
could be different. Let me know privately the name of the person you
are searching for, so that the information you already found, and
I'll try to help you.

Regards.

--
Eve Line Blum-Cherchevsky
Besancon (France)
and also
Cercle de Genealogie Juive (International JGS in Paris)
http://www.genealoj.org


Re: Given Name "Jon" from Boguslav #general

NFatouros@...
 

On Dec. 27,03 Steve Orlen (sorlen@email.arizona.edu) asked what the Yiddish
or Hebrew name might have been for someone named "Jon,"

Probably the first name of Mr. Orlen's great-great grandfather, who lived in
Boguslav near Kiev, was "Iona."

I suggest this name in part because the son of my maternal grandfather's
brother, Iosif BELKOWSKY was named Iona. "My" Iona taught physics in a high school
in Berdichev and later moved to Kiev.

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


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Given Name "Jon" from Boguslav #general

NFatouros@...
 

On Dec. 27,03 Steve Orlen (sorlen@email.arizona.edu) asked what the Yiddish
or Hebrew name might have been for someone named "Jon,"

Probably the first name of Mr. Orlen's great-great grandfather, who lived in
Boguslav near Kiev, was "Iona."

I suggest this name in part because the son of my maternal grandfather's
brother, Iosif BELKOWSKY was named Iona. "My" Iona taught physics in a high school
in Berdichev and later moved to Kiev.

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


Re: BENVENISTE -- EPSTEIN connection #belarus

Itzhak Epstein <Itzhak.Epstein@...>
 

At 11:55 PM 12/13/2003 , Zara Calvente-Chazanoff wrote:

Benveniste/Epstein connection
Martin Epstein asked:
Does anyone know of a connection between a Sephardic family named Benveniste
and the Epstein family . . .?
(I'm replying to this forum rather than to Martin directly as there are
others with his last name who may benefit >from this piece of historical
info.)
Yes, but it is more than a mere local connection. Escaping the Inquisition,

Very unlikely. While the Inquisition started in Spain around 1478, The
Eppsteins showed up in Frankfurt AM almost a century earlier.


a branch of the Benvenistes went to a particular community in a region that
is now part of Germany; there, they eventually changed their name to
Epstein. (I don't recall many of the fascinating details, but I'll be happy
to notify you if I encounter the historical source again.)

There are no known historical sources for the migration >from Spain in to
Germany. The earliest known source is Gvurot He'ari by Efrayim Mordechai
Epstein (second edition in 1888) who bases his vague claims on
hearsay. The Torah Tmimah (R. Baruch Halevi Epstein) probably relied on
Gvurot He'ari.



There is evidence
What evidence?

that virtually all Epsteins are descended >from this one family and, thus,
are related to one another. To this day, there is a periodic large Epstein
family reunion attended by descendants >from all over.
Very interesting. Please let me know more. I know about the Horowitz reunion.

Zara Calvente-Chazanoff, Jerusalem


Itzhak Epstein New York, NY
<mailto:itzhak.epstein@earthlink.net>


Belarus SIG #Belarus Re: BENVENISTE -- EPSTEIN connection #belarus

Itzhak Epstein <Itzhak.Epstein@...>
 

At 11:55 PM 12/13/2003 , Zara Calvente-Chazanoff wrote:

Benveniste/Epstein connection
Martin Epstein asked:
Does anyone know of a connection between a Sephardic family named Benveniste
and the Epstein family . . .?
(I'm replying to this forum rather than to Martin directly as there are
others with his last name who may benefit >from this piece of historical
info.)
Yes, but it is more than a mere local connection. Escaping the Inquisition,

Very unlikely. While the Inquisition started in Spain around 1478, The
Eppsteins showed up in Frankfurt AM almost a century earlier.


a branch of the Benvenistes went to a particular community in a region that
is now part of Germany; there, they eventually changed their name to
Epstein. (I don't recall many of the fascinating details, but I'll be happy
to notify you if I encounter the historical source again.)

There are no known historical sources for the migration >from Spain in to
Germany. The earliest known source is Gvurot He'ari by Efrayim Mordechai
Epstein (second edition in 1888) who bases his vague claims on
hearsay. The Torah Tmimah (R. Baruch Halevi Epstein) probably relied on
Gvurot He'ari.



There is evidence
What evidence?

that virtually all Epsteins are descended >from this one family and, thus,
are related to one another. To this day, there is a periodic large Epstein
family reunion attended by descendants >from all over.
Very interesting. Please let me know more. I know about the Horowitz reunion.

Zara Calvente-Chazanoff, Jerusalem


Itzhak Epstein New York, NY
<mailto:itzhak.epstein@earthlink.net>


The name Yitzhak Chona - Help with Yiddish Names #general

Josie Barnett <josieb@...>
 

With regard to the posting below, my husband's grandfather was known as
Chona which we know to be a short form of his full Hebrew name Elchanan. My
suggestion is that Chona means either Chanan or Elchanan. There is also the
name Chananel. Chanan means gift and the El in both Elchanan and Chananel
stands for G-ds gift. We called our youngest son Elchanan after my husband's
grandfather. The Itzak I am sure needs no explanation.

Josie Barnett
Tekoa, Israel




Subject: Help with Yiddish Name
From: <shelcohe@bellsouth.net>

My uncle Hyman's yiddish name was given to me phonetically as "Itzak Chona
(or Chons)". He was >from Mogilev, Belarus. Any suggestions as to what the
correct name might be and what the Hebrew equivalet would be?


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen The name Yitzhak Chona - Help with Yiddish Names #general

Josie Barnett <josieb@...>
 

With regard to the posting below, my husband's grandfather was known as
Chona which we know to be a short form of his full Hebrew name Elchanan. My
suggestion is that Chona means either Chanan or Elchanan. There is also the
name Chananel. Chanan means gift and the El in both Elchanan and Chananel
stands for G-ds gift. We called our youngest son Elchanan after my husband's
grandfather. The Itzak I am sure needs no explanation.

Josie Barnett
Tekoa, Israel




Subject: Help with Yiddish Name
From: <shelcohe@bellsouth.net>

My uncle Hyman's yiddish name was given to me phonetically as "Itzak Chona
(or Chons)". He was >from Mogilev, Belarus. Any suggestions as to what the
correct name might be and what the Hebrew equivalet would be?


HEMLEY / Glickl of Hameln #general

Jonathan Hemley <jnhemley@...>
 

I am interested in the origin of the name HEMLEY. My great grandfather,
David Hemley, came >from eastern Hungary. He was born in 1854.
I have been told that Hemley means ">from Hemel". A distant relative told
me that he thought the family was descended >from Gluckel of Hameln. Is
there a genealogy of the male side of the Hameln family going as far as
the mid nineteenth century ? Or does anybody know the origin of this name ?

Jonathan Hemley


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen HEMLEY / Glickl of Hameln #general

Jonathan Hemley <jnhemley@...>
 

I am interested in the origin of the name HEMLEY. My great grandfather,
David Hemley, came >from eastern Hungary. He was born in 1854.
I have been told that Hemley means ">from Hemel". A distant relative told
me that he thought the family was descended >from Gluckel of Hameln. Is
there a genealogy of the male side of the Hameln family going as far as
the mid nineteenth century ? Or does anybody know the origin of this name ?

Jonathan Hemley


2004 and its challenges! #poland

Susan E. King <susan.king@...>
 

As we approach the beginning of a New Year, we can look back on 2003 as
a year of historic milestones.

On January 1st, JewishGen affiliated with the Museum of Jewish Heritage
- A Living Memorial to the Holocaust. This affiliation enabled us to put
nearly 1,000,000 new records online. More is available, more is on the
way and more can indeed be realized in the coming year but both
organizations depend completely on the financial support of our
constituents.

While the grass roots efforts behind JewishGen are stronger than ever,
and the generosity of donated material and volunteer time and skills
continues, the level of financial support this year has shrunk to
alarming levels. Usage and demand for additional services continues to
grow, but the financial support required to provide these services has
declined nearly 50%!

For JewishGen to continue to serve our users we MUST have the strong and
continuing financial support >from those who use our services day in and
day out. We would prefer that it remain voluntary as it has been from
the day JewishGen started. However, unless we begin to see a dramatic
turnaround in donations in the coming days, especially >from those who
have never made the commitment, we face some very difficult decisions in
2004.

Your financial support will define JewishGen's future for 2004 and
beyond. It will also define how we set our goals for 2004 and most
importantly how we will go about achieving them.

Each of you hold the key to the material currently online and the
material that will be available to you in the coming months. Let us not
lose sight of what it takes to put and keep material online. Let us not
lose sight of the goals we all share. Please consider a gift to
JewishGen before the end of this year, by visiting the following URL:

< http://www.jewishgen.org/jewishgen-erosity/contribute.html >

or by mailing a check or International Money Order to:

JewishGen, Inc.
2951 Marina Bay Drive, Suite 130-472
League City, Texas 77573

On behalf of the entire MJH family, the JewishGen Board, officers, staff
and volunteers we thank you in advance for your kind and generous
consideration and wish everyone a very happy, healthy and prosperous New
Year.

Susan

Susan E. King
Managing Director
JewishGen, Inc.
(281) 535-2200


BialyGen: Bialystok Region #Bialystok #Poland 2004 and its challenges! #poland

Susan E. King <susan.king@...>
 

As we approach the beginning of a New Year, we can look back on 2003 as
a year of historic milestones.

On January 1st, JewishGen affiliated with the Museum of Jewish Heritage
- A Living Memorial to the Holocaust. This affiliation enabled us to put
nearly 1,000,000 new records online. More is available, more is on the
way and more can indeed be realized in the coming year but both
organizations depend completely on the financial support of our
constituents.

While the grass roots efforts behind JewishGen are stronger than ever,
and the generosity of donated material and volunteer time and skills
continues, the level of financial support this year has shrunk to
alarming levels. Usage and demand for additional services continues to
grow, but the financial support required to provide these services has
declined nearly 50%!

For JewishGen to continue to serve our users we MUST have the strong and
continuing financial support >from those who use our services day in and
day out. We would prefer that it remain voluntary as it has been from
the day JewishGen started. However, unless we begin to see a dramatic
turnaround in donations in the coming days, especially >from those who
have never made the commitment, we face some very difficult decisions in
2004.

Your financial support will define JewishGen's future for 2004 and
beyond. It will also define how we set our goals for 2004 and most
importantly how we will go about achieving them.

Each of you hold the key to the material currently online and the
material that will be available to you in the coming months. Let us not
lose sight of what it takes to put and keep material online. Let us not
lose sight of the goals we all share. Please consider a gift to
JewishGen before the end of this year, by visiting the following URL:

< http://www.jewishgen.org/jewishgen-erosity/contribute.html >

or by mailing a check or International Money Order to:

JewishGen, Inc.
2951 Marina Bay Drive, Suite 130-472
League City, Texas 77573

On behalf of the entire MJH family, the JewishGen Board, officers, staff
and volunteers we thank you in advance for your kind and generous
consideration and wish everyone a very happy, healthy and prosperous New
Year.

Susan

Susan E. King
Managing Director
JewishGen, Inc.
(281) 535-2200


2004 and its challenges! #lithuania

Susan E. King <susan.king@...>
 

As we approach the beginning of a New Year, we can look back on 2003 as
a year of historic milestones.

On January 1st, JewishGen affiliated with the Museum of Jewish Heritage
- A Living Memorial to the Holocaust. This affiliation enabled us to put
nearly 1,000,000 new records online. More is available, more is on the
way and more can indeed be realized in the coming year but both
organizations depend completely on the financial support of our
constituents.

While the grass roots efforts behind JewishGen are stronger than ever,
and the generosity of donated material and volunteer time and skills
continues, the level of financial support this year has shrunk to
alarming levels. Usage and demand for additional services continues to
grow, but the financial support required to provide these services has
declined nearly 50%!

For JewishGen to continue to serve our users we MUST have the strong and
continuing financial support >from those who use our services day in and
day out. We would prefer that it remain voluntary as it has been from
the day JewishGen started. However, unless we begin to see a dramatic
turnaround in donations in the coming days, especially >from those who
have never made the commitment, we face some very difficult decisions in
2004.

Your financial support will define JewishGen's future for 2004 and
beyond. It will also define how we set our goals for 2004 and most
importantly how we will go about achieving them.

Each of you hold the key to the material currently online and the
material that will be available to you in the coming months. Let us not
lose sight of what it takes to put and keep material online. Let us not
lose sight of the goals we all share. Please consider a gift to
JewishGen before the end of this year, by visiting the following URL:

< http://www.jewishgen.org/jewishgen-erosity/contribute.html >

or by mailing a check or International Money Order to:

JewishGen, Inc.
2951 Marina Bay Drive, Suite 130-472
League City, Texas 77573

On behalf of the entire MJH family, the JewishGen Board, officers, staff
and volunteers we thank you in advance for your kind and generous
consideration and wish everyone a very happy, healthy and prosperous New
Year.

Susan

Susan E. King
Managing Director
JewishGen, Inc.
(281) 535-2200


MODERATOR'S NOTE: MODERATOR'S NOTE: Just a reminder that LitvakSIG
is an independent organization -- with our own fundraising and
administrative structure. Our discussion group, database and website
are hosted by JewishGen.


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania 2004 and its challenges! #lithuania

Susan E. King <susan.king@...>
 

As we approach the beginning of a New Year, we can look back on 2003 as
a year of historic milestones.

On January 1st, JewishGen affiliated with the Museum of Jewish Heritage
- A Living Memorial to the Holocaust. This affiliation enabled us to put
nearly 1,000,000 new records online. More is available, more is on the
way and more can indeed be realized in the coming year but both
organizations depend completely on the financial support of our
constituents.

While the grass roots efforts behind JewishGen are stronger than ever,
and the generosity of donated material and volunteer time and skills
continues, the level of financial support this year has shrunk to
alarming levels. Usage and demand for additional services continues to
grow, but the financial support required to provide these services has
declined nearly 50%!

For JewishGen to continue to serve our users we MUST have the strong and
continuing financial support >from those who use our services day in and
day out. We would prefer that it remain voluntary as it has been from
the day JewishGen started. However, unless we begin to see a dramatic
turnaround in donations in the coming days, especially >from those who
have never made the commitment, we face some very difficult decisions in
2004.

Your financial support will define JewishGen's future for 2004 and
beyond. It will also define how we set our goals for 2004 and most
importantly how we will go about achieving them.

Each of you hold the key to the material currently online and the
material that will be available to you in the coming months. Let us not
lose sight of what it takes to put and keep material online. Let us not
lose sight of the goals we all share. Please consider a gift to
JewishGen before the end of this year, by visiting the following URL:

< http://www.jewishgen.org/jewishgen-erosity/contribute.html >

or by mailing a check or International Money Order to:

JewishGen, Inc.
2951 Marina Bay Drive, Suite 130-472
League City, Texas 77573

On behalf of the entire MJH family, the JewishGen Board, officers, staff
and volunteers we thank you in advance for your kind and generous
consideration and wish everyone a very happy, healthy and prosperous New
Year.

Susan

Susan E. King
Managing Director
JewishGen, Inc.
(281) 535-2200


MODERATOR'S NOTE: MODERATOR'S NOTE: Just a reminder that LitvakSIG
is an independent organization -- with our own fundraising and
administrative structure. Our discussion group, database and website
are hosted by JewishGen.


Acquisition of Records from Lithuanian Archives #lithuania

Howard Margol <homargol@...>
 

On November 26th I posted a message about the possibility
of acquiring an English translation of Internal Passport
Applications, 1919-1940, by Jews living in Panevezys. The
cost of the project is $600 USD, a bargain considering the
Passport Applications consist of over 20,000 files and about
every 8th file is a Jewish application. This means that several
thousand applicants were Jewish so the resulting database will
be quite extensive.

Each file contains various types of valuable information including,
in some cases, a photograph, an application letter, and an official
paper >from a Police Office that applicant was never charged for any
crime. Also included in some files are papers indicating an
applicant's work place as well as some documents stating that the
applicant returned >from exile in Russia after WWI. In many cases,
the following information is also included - applicants age or date
of birth, father's name, mother's maiden name, names and age of
children, address at time of application, and place of birth.

Even though the documents cover the town of Panevezys only,
I think we have to assume that some were >from other towns in
Lithuania but decided to live in Panevezys after returning >from exile.

If the translation project is completed, those individuals who have
Donated $100 USD to the Litvak SIG, designated for the Panevezys
District Research Group, will receive the entire translation of the
Passport Application files as well as other records received
previously. Anyone wishing a hard copy of a particular file can write
to the Archive and, for a reasonable fee, obtain a copy.

Now comes the sad part - I asked that those individuals donating
$100 to please send me an email message to that effect so I would
know when the project could begin. I have only heard >from three
individuals. That is a miniscule response considering that over
300 individuals are listed as researching their ancestors >from Panevezys.

Please consider making a year end gift to the Panevezys Research
Group at the Litvak Donor Page http://www.jewishgen.org/Litvak/donor.htm .
As an alternative, you can go to the donor form at the above link,
print it out, and fax the completed information to: (661) 299-9198.
Many of you have made a previous donation but please consider
another donation as well. The need is great if additional records
are to be acquired.

Carol Baker, as well as many other dedicated volunteers, are giving
maximum effort as well as voluminous amounts of their time in
helping to make the Litvak SIG the foremost site on the internet for
Jewish records >from the Lithuanian Archives. You can do your part by
making a financial commitment so additional records can be acquired.

For those whose interests lie in research districts other than the
Panevezys District, a $100 USD donation to that district will also
be very beneficial to you. As a Litvak SIG volunteer, I can obtain
very valuable records >from the Lithuanian archives for all of the
District Research Groups. The only thing that is lacking is the
necessary funds needed to obtain the records.

Howard Margol
homargol@aol.com
Litvak SIG Records Acquisition Volunteer


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Acquisition of Records from Lithuanian Archives #lithuania

Howard Margol <homargol@...>
 

On November 26th I posted a message about the possibility
of acquiring an English translation of Internal Passport
Applications, 1919-1940, by Jews living in Panevezys. The
cost of the project is $600 USD, a bargain considering the
Passport Applications consist of over 20,000 files and about
every 8th file is a Jewish application. This means that several
thousand applicants were Jewish so the resulting database will
be quite extensive.

Each file contains various types of valuable information including,
in some cases, a photograph, an application letter, and an official
paper >from a Police Office that applicant was never charged for any
crime. Also included in some files are papers indicating an
applicant's work place as well as some documents stating that the
applicant returned >from exile in Russia after WWI. In many cases,
the following information is also included - applicants age or date
of birth, father's name, mother's maiden name, names and age of
children, address at time of application, and place of birth.

Even though the documents cover the town of Panevezys only,
I think we have to assume that some were >from other towns in
Lithuania but decided to live in Panevezys after returning >from exile.

If the translation project is completed, those individuals who have
Donated $100 USD to the Litvak SIG, designated for the Panevezys
District Research Group, will receive the entire translation of the
Passport Application files as well as other records received
previously. Anyone wishing a hard copy of a particular file can write
to the Archive and, for a reasonable fee, obtain a copy.

Now comes the sad part - I asked that those individuals donating
$100 to please send me an email message to that effect so I would
know when the project could begin. I have only heard >from three
individuals. That is a miniscule response considering that over
300 individuals are listed as researching their ancestors >from Panevezys.

Please consider making a year end gift to the Panevezys Research
Group at the Litvak Donor Page http://www.jewishgen.org/Litvak/donor.htm .
As an alternative, you can go to the donor form at the above link,
print it out, and fax the completed information to: (661) 299-9198.
Many of you have made a previous donation but please consider
another donation as well. The need is great if additional records
are to be acquired.

Carol Baker, as well as many other dedicated volunteers, are giving
maximum effort as well as voluminous amounts of their time in
helping to make the Litvak SIG the foremost site on the internet for
Jewish records >from the Lithuanian Archives. You can do your part by
making a financial commitment so additional records can be acquired.

For those whose interests lie in research districts other than the
Panevezys District, a $100 USD donation to that district will also
be very beneficial to you. As a Litvak SIG volunteer, I can obtain
very valuable records >from the Lithuanian archives for all of the
District Research Groups. The only thing that is lacking is the
necessary funds needed to obtain the records.

Howard Margol
homargol@aol.com
Litvak SIG Records Acquisition Volunteer