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Guide in Lithuania #lithuania

Howard Margol
 

I responded to "Susan" susan.mann@ablebrains.com privately and gave her
the information she requested. However, I would like to respond to her
following comment publicly, for the benefit of others who may be going
to Lithuania.

<<I am going with a female friend and I don't want us to be the two
middle-aged ladies who look like easy marks for crime.>>

You are probably safer in Lithuania than in your own home town. Hundreds
of individuals have gone on my previous eleven group trips to Lithuania
and there has never been even a hint of problems >from any type of crime.
Many others have gone to Lithuania on their own without experiencing
any problems. The same is true for Belarus and for Latvia.

Howard Margol
homargol@aol.com


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Guide in Lithuania #lithuania

Howard Margol
 

I responded to "Susan" susan.mann@ablebrains.com privately and gave her
the information she requested. However, I would like to respond to her
following comment publicly, for the benefit of others who may be going
to Lithuania.

<<I am going with a female friend and I don't want us to be the two
middle-aged ladies who look like easy marks for crime.>>

You are probably safer in Lithuania than in your own home town. Hundreds
of individuals have gone on my previous eleven group trips to Lithuania
and there has never been even a hint of problems >from any type of crime.
Many others have gone to Lithuania on their own without experiencing
any problems. The same is true for Belarus and for Latvia.

Howard Margol
homargol@aol.com


Re: Guide in Lithuania #lithuania

Meri-Jane Rochelson <rochelso@...>
 

Susan, I don't think you need to worry much about seeming an easy target
for crime. I was in Lithuania two years ago, and it did not strike me
as particularly crime-ridden at all. Vilna and Kovno (Vilnius and Kaunas)
were much like any other European city. A guide would be helpful in
showing you places you might not otherwise see, but you should feel
comfortable on the streets of the cities.

Enjoy your trip!

Meri-Jane Rochelson
Miami, FL


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Re: Guide in Lithuania #lithuania

Meri-Jane Rochelson <rochelso@...>
 

Susan, I don't think you need to worry much about seeming an easy target
for crime. I was in Lithuania two years ago, and it did not strike me
as particularly crime-ridden at all. Vilna and Kovno (Vilnius and Kaunas)
were much like any other European city. A guide would be helpful in
showing you places you might not otherwise see, but you should feel
comfortable on the streets of the cities.

Enjoy your trip!

Meri-Jane Rochelson
Miami, FL


Orphanages #lithuania

Shelly Crane
 

My gr-grandfather Yossel LIPOVICH/LIPOWICZ (probably born around
1870's?), and then changed to LIPOFF in the USA, was apparently
born in Vilna, Lithuania. He was orphaned as a youngster and rumor
has it he just lived off the land and made his way down to Grajewo,
Poland where he eventually married Nechama Milewicz. They eventually
settled in Cleveland, Ohio with many of their children.

I have not been able to find any information about Yossel, other than
his father may have been Abram, which would have been who my grandfather
was named after.

My question is whether anyone out there in litvaksig is familiar with
these names and if there were any orphanages, where he may have lived.

Please respond privately.

Thank you,

Shelly Crane
crzprncess@aol.com

Other names I am researching:
Anywhere in Lomza-Suwalki: DANOWSKI , FAJNTUCH FRAJND/FROYD, FROMSEN,
GABELMAN, LANGUS, LIPOVICH/LIPOWICZ/LIPOFF, LIPSZYC, MILEWICZ, PIENTAK,
WINICKA.

Location unknown: FLASTERSTEIN, GORELIK,
Ukraine: GLASS, KWATCHINSKY, LEFELMAN, LIPOVETSKY, SHIFFMAN,


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Orphanages #lithuania

Shelly Crane
 

My gr-grandfather Yossel LIPOVICH/LIPOWICZ (probably born around
1870's?), and then changed to LIPOFF in the USA, was apparently
born in Vilna, Lithuania. He was orphaned as a youngster and rumor
has it he just lived off the land and made his way down to Grajewo,
Poland where he eventually married Nechama Milewicz. They eventually
settled in Cleveland, Ohio with many of their children.

I have not been able to find any information about Yossel, other than
his father may have been Abram, which would have been who my grandfather
was named after.

My question is whether anyone out there in litvaksig is familiar with
these names and if there were any orphanages, where he may have lived.

Please respond privately.

Thank you,

Shelly Crane
crzprncess@aol.com

Other names I am researching:
Anywhere in Lomza-Suwalki: DANOWSKI , FAJNTUCH FRAJND/FROYD, FROMSEN,
GABELMAN, LANGUS, LIPOVICH/LIPOWICZ/LIPOFF, LIPSZYC, MILEWICZ, PIENTAK,
WINICKA.

Location unknown: FLASTERSTEIN, GORELIK,
Ukraine: GLASS, KWATCHINSKY, LEFELMAN, LIPOVETSKY, SHIFFMAN,


LitvakSIG Vital Records Indexing Project Update 4/29/05 #lithuania

Joel Ratner
 

The VRI project is moving along. In the last two months, there has been
notable activity, especially in interest expressed for the Vilna
records.

Moletai - I am pleased to announce the Moletai records have been sent
out to a translator.

Vilna - As previously mentioned, the BARON family matching grant has
been fulfilled. We currently have enough to translate over 2 years worth
of records. We will be sending these records to a translator within a
few weeks. This will leave another 76 years of records to be funded.

Raseiniai - We need to identify a translator capable of working with
these difficult to read records. We also need a Shtetl Coordinator.

Birzai - Records are with a translator.

Pumpenai - Funding is well on its way. We expect to send these records
to a translator within a month or so.

Keidan - Records are with a translator. Keidan records require more
funding to complete; regardless of this, translation is beginning with
the modest amount of funding in hand. More on this as the translations
continue. If you are interested in joining the Keidan effort, please
contact Olga Zabludoff at oz@intergate.com .

If you are looking for information on other towns - other towns will be
mentioned when there are significant milestones achieved, that is to
say, records have gone to or returned >from translators, are being
proofed, or have been distributed. Until a town is mentioned, suffice it
to say enough monies to begin translations have not been raised. I am
looking for others willing to coordinate the effort to raise money for
other shtetls. Let me also say that being a Shtetl Coordinator requires
regular outreach and follow-up. If you have serious interest in helping
out, please contact me. Further listings of other towns is totally
dependent upon the number of dedicated volunteers.

Joel Ratner
Coordinator, Vilna District Research Group


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania LitvakSIG Vital Records Indexing Project Update 4/29/05 #lithuania

Joel Ratner
 

The VRI project is moving along. In the last two months, there has been
notable activity, especially in interest expressed for the Vilna
records.

Moletai - I am pleased to announce the Moletai records have been sent
out to a translator.

Vilna - As previously mentioned, the BARON family matching grant has
been fulfilled. We currently have enough to translate over 2 years worth
of records. We will be sending these records to a translator within a
few weeks. This will leave another 76 years of records to be funded.

Raseiniai - We need to identify a translator capable of working with
these difficult to read records. We also need a Shtetl Coordinator.

Birzai - Records are with a translator.

Pumpenai - Funding is well on its way. We expect to send these records
to a translator within a month or so.

Keidan - Records are with a translator. Keidan records require more
funding to complete; regardless of this, translation is beginning with
the modest amount of funding in hand. More on this as the translations
continue. If you are interested in joining the Keidan effort, please
contact Olga Zabludoff at oz@intergate.com .

If you are looking for information on other towns - other towns will be
mentioned when there are significant milestones achieved, that is to
say, records have gone to or returned >from translators, are being
proofed, or have been distributed. Until a town is mentioned, suffice it
to say enough monies to begin translations have not been raised. I am
looking for others willing to coordinate the effort to raise money for
other shtetls. Let me also say that being a Shtetl Coordinator requires
regular outreach and follow-up. If you have serious interest in helping
out, please contact me. Further listings of other towns is totally
dependent upon the number of dedicated volunteers.

Joel Ratner
Coordinator, Vilna District Research Group


Polish translation help #poland

DAGAG123@...
 

I have received a response to my request for a birth certificate, and
family information >from the archive in Zawiercie, Poland. I've used
my Polish dictionary as best I can and believe it is telling me that
they searched for the years requested and didn't find anything and
request that I contact the Polish Embassy or Consulate.

I've posted this on Viewmate:
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=5973

Viewmate VM5973

Would someone who reads Polish be able to give me a more accurate
summary?

Thank you and Chag Pesach Sameach,
Desiree Gil
Boston

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately.


JRI Poland #Poland Polish translation help #poland

DAGAG123@...
 

I have received a response to my request for a birth certificate, and
family information >from the archive in Zawiercie, Poland. I've used
my Polish dictionary as best I can and believe it is telling me that
they searched for the years requested and didn't find anything and
request that I contact the Polish Embassy or Consulate.

I've posted this on Viewmate:
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=5973

Viewmate VM5973

Would someone who reads Polish be able to give me a more accurate
summary?

Thank you and Chag Pesach Sameach,
Desiree Gil
Boston

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately.


Narew #poland

Tilford Bartman <bartmant@...>
 

Hi,

I want to let people know that some friends of mine >from the Zabludow
Project will be going Narew in late May early June. They are very well
connected in Narew and know everyone. They were there last year with a
group of students >from the Massachusetts College of Art, and they worked
doing architectural documentation on a very old wooden church there.
They are going there in part to return some of the drawings that the
students did, and to document another historic wooden structure in
Poland. This time it's a Russian Orthodox Church in Hrebenne near the
Ukraine. It's hoped that the eventual result of all this activity will
be the building of a full size replica of the Zabludow wooden
Synagogue. This is just a brief description of their upcoming activities,


Handshouse Announces Program to Poland May 22-June 6, 200.
Entitled "Poland: Documenting Historic Wooden Architecture," the
two-week program will be led by Rick and Laura Brown, faculty
members of MassArt. Participants will travel to historic sites in
Poland and work as a team to document a selected wooden structure
>from the 17th century. They will use measured drawings and
photography of architectural details and artifacts. Poland's
wooden architecture includes Catholic and Orthodox Christian
churches, mosques, and synagogues. Today, many of these early
wooden structures in Poland need restoration and documentation.
With this program, professionals, faculty and students >from around
the world can come together to document a historic structure of
Poland.

If anyone has any questions or interest in Narew let me know, and I may
be able to get their help.

Tilford Bartman, www.zabludow.com


BialyGen: Bialystok Region #Bialystok #Poland Narew #poland

Tilford Bartman <bartmant@...>
 

Hi,

I want to let people know that some friends of mine >from the Zabludow
Project will be going Narew in late May early June. They are very well
connected in Narew and know everyone. They were there last year with a
group of students >from the Massachusetts College of Art, and they worked
doing architectural documentation on a very old wooden church there.
They are going there in part to return some of the drawings that the
students did, and to document another historic wooden structure in
Poland. This time it's a Russian Orthodox Church in Hrebenne near the
Ukraine. It's hoped that the eventual result of all this activity will
be the building of a full size replica of the Zabludow wooden
Synagogue. This is just a brief description of their upcoming activities,


Handshouse Announces Program to Poland May 22-June 6, 200.
Entitled "Poland: Documenting Historic Wooden Architecture," the
two-week program will be led by Rick and Laura Brown, faculty
members of MassArt. Participants will travel to historic sites in
Poland and work as a team to document a selected wooden structure
>from the 17th century. They will use measured drawings and
photography of architectural details and artifacts. Poland's
wooden architecture includes Catholic and Orthodox Christian
churches, mosques, and synagogues. Today, many of these early
wooden structures in Poland need restoration and documentation.
With this program, professionals, faculty and students >from around
the world can come together to document a historic structure of
Poland.

If anyone has any questions or interest in Narew let me know, and I may
be able to get their help.

Tilford Bartman, www.zabludow.com


ONLINE GENEALOGY: correct URL for class info #belarus

Schelly Dardashti <dardasht@...>
 

Dear Genners,

Some readers have noted a problem in the link previously presented for class
information.

Copy-and-paste this link into your browser:
http://www.myfamily.com/isapi.dll?c=h&htx=onlinetraining&school=GEN
When you get to the page, scroll down to the class name and click.

Or, if that gives you trouble, go to www.myfamily.com, look for Family
History (in the middle of the page), and under that Online Genealogy
Classes. Click on that to see the class list, scroll down for Jewish
Internet Research.
Sorry for the inconvenience.

Best wishes,
Schelly Talalay Dardashti
Tel Aviv
schelly@allrelative.net
schelly@genealogy.org.il


Belarus SIG #Belarus ONLINE GENEALOGY: correct URL for class info #belarus

Schelly Dardashti <dardasht@...>
 

Dear Genners,

Some readers have noted a problem in the link previously presented for class
information.

Copy-and-paste this link into your browser:
http://www.myfamily.com/isapi.dll?c=h&htx=onlinetraining&school=GEN
When you get to the page, scroll down to the class name and click.

Or, if that gives you trouble, go to www.myfamily.com, look for Family
History (in the middle of the page), and under that Online Genealogy
Classes. Click on that to see the class list, scroll down for Jewish
Internet Research.
Sorry for the inconvenience.

Best wishes,
Schelly Talalay Dardashti
Tel Aviv
schelly@allrelative.net
schelly@genealogy.org.il


Persons who died on board trans-Atlantic voyages #belarus

Stephen Denker <spdenker@...>
 

If prior to 1900, someone died on board a ship traveling to New York City -
what happened to his or her corpse? I am looking for a child who left with
his family of nine >from Hamburg to Liverpool and then on to New York. I have
found his name on the Hamburg Indirect Ship List, but not on any Ellis
Island or Castle Garden ship manifests. Before I search Philadelphia and
other City ship manifests, I want to check out this hypothesis.

Many thanks,

Stephen Denker
Brookline, Massachusetts


Marriage Records Homel/Rechitsa #belarus

michael <msorkin@...>
 

Could anybody advise where I can find marriage records for my Great
Grandparents Joseph & Esther SORKIN as far as I am aware Joseph came from
Gomel (Homel) and Esther came >from Rechitsa unfortunately I do not know
Esthers maiden name but if I can find the marriage records it may give me a
clue
Michael Sorkin
Leeds England


Belarus SIG #Belarus Persons who died on board trans-Atlantic voyages #belarus

Stephen Denker <spdenker@...>
 

If prior to 1900, someone died on board a ship traveling to New York City -
what happened to his or her corpse? I am looking for a child who left with
his family of nine >from Hamburg to Liverpool and then on to New York. I have
found his name on the Hamburg Indirect Ship List, but not on any Ellis
Island or Castle Garden ship manifests. Before I search Philadelphia and
other City ship manifests, I want to check out this hypothesis.

Many thanks,

Stephen Denker
Brookline, Massachusetts


Belarus SIG #Belarus Marriage Records Homel/Rechitsa #belarus

michael <msorkin@...>
 

Could anybody advise where I can find marriage records for my Great
Grandparents Joseph & Esther SORKIN as far as I am aware Joseph came from
Gomel (Homel) and Esther came >from Rechitsa unfortunately I do not know
Esthers maiden name but if I can find the marriage records it may give me a
clue
Michael Sorkin
Leeds England


digital Dutch Jewish memorial #general

Martha Lev-Zion <martha@...>
 

Many thanks for posting the Dutch URL <http://www.joodsmonument.nl> for
the digital Dutch Jewish memorial to those who were murdered >from
Holland.

This site, by the way, is particularly well constructed and you can
double click on anything with the symbols >> to get further
information. For instance, if you double click on the address, you will
find out with whom else that person lived before being rounded up and
who his neighbours were.

Martha Lev-Zion
Israel Genealogical Society of the Negev


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen digital Dutch Jewish memorial #general

Martha Lev-Zion <martha@...>
 

Many thanks for posting the Dutch URL <http://www.joodsmonument.nl> for
the digital Dutch Jewish memorial to those who were murdered >from
Holland.

This site, by the way, is particularly well constructed and you can
double click on anything with the symbols >> to get further
information. For instance, if you double click on the address, you will
find out with whom else that person lived before being rounded up and
who his neighbours were.

Martha Lev-Zion
Israel Genealogical Society of the Negev