Date   

JewishGen servers safe and back in business #latvia

Elsebeth Paikin
 

Dear all,

I am sure that we have all missed JewishGen while the server
was being brought to safety when hurricane Rita approaced
Houston and then - after Rita had passed - back to Houston.

This will just remind us all of what the world would be
without JewishGen. What an ansolutely dreadful thought!

I therefore first of all want to thank to all those behind the
scenes that took precautions and made sure that the server was
evacuated in time. I am quite sure that it must have meant a
lot of extra work for all involved.

Second I would suggest that we all donate an amount - small or
large - to JewishGen, in gratitude and to compensate for the
expenses of evacuation. I don't know - but I am sure that it must
have cost quite a lot. I myself have just send a donation via
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/

Last but not least I hope and pray that those JewishGenners whose
homes were in Rita's path are all well and that no or not much
damage was done to their homes.

Best wishes

Moderator of the Latvia SIG and
Scandinavia SIG mailing lists
Elsebeth Paikin, Copenhagen, Denmark
e-mail: elsebeth@paikin.dk
------------------------------------


JewishGen servers safe and back in business #scandinavia

Elsebeth Paikin
 

Dear all,

I am sure that we have all missed JewishGen while the server
was being brought to safety when hurricane Rita approaced
Houston and then - after Rita had passed - back to Houston.

This will just remind us all of what the world would be
without JewishGen. What an ansolutely dreadful thought!

I therefore first of all want to thank to all those behind the
scenes that took precautions and made sure that the server was
evacuated in time. I am quite sure that it must have meant a
lot of extra work for all involved.

Second I would suggest that we all donate an amount - small or
large - to JewishGen, in gratitude and to compensate for the
expenses of evacuation. I don't know - but I am sure that it must
have cost quite a lot. I myself have just send a donation via
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/

Last but not least I hope and pray that those JewishGenners whose
homes were in Rita's path are all well and that no or not much
damage was done to their homes.

Best wishes

Moderator of the Latvia SIG and
Scandinavia SIG mailing lists
Elsebeth Paikin, Copenhagen, Denmark
e-mail: elsebeth@paikin.dk
------------------------------------


Latvia SIG #Latvia JewishGen servers safe and back in business #latvia

Elsebeth Paikin
 

Dear all,

I am sure that we have all missed JewishGen while the server
was being brought to safety when hurricane Rita approaced
Houston and then - after Rita had passed - back to Houston.

This will just remind us all of what the world would be
without JewishGen. What an ansolutely dreadful thought!

I therefore first of all want to thank to all those behind the
scenes that took precautions and made sure that the server was
evacuated in time. I am quite sure that it must have meant a
lot of extra work for all involved.

Second I would suggest that we all donate an amount - small or
large - to JewishGen, in gratitude and to compensate for the
expenses of evacuation. I don't know - but I am sure that it must
have cost quite a lot. I myself have just send a donation via
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/

Last but not least I hope and pray that those JewishGenners whose
homes were in Rita's path are all well and that no or not much
damage was done to their homes.

Best wishes

Moderator of the Latvia SIG and
Scandinavia SIG mailing lists
Elsebeth Paikin, Copenhagen, Denmark
e-mail: elsebeth@paikin.dk
------------------------------------


Scandinavia SIG #Scandinavia JewishGen servers safe and back in business #scandinavia

Elsebeth Paikin
 

Dear all,

I am sure that we have all missed JewishGen while the server
was being brought to safety when hurricane Rita approaced
Houston and then - after Rita had passed - back to Houston.

This will just remind us all of what the world would be
without JewishGen. What an ansolutely dreadful thought!

I therefore first of all want to thank to all those behind the
scenes that took precautions and made sure that the server was
evacuated in time. I am quite sure that it must have meant a
lot of extra work for all involved.

Second I would suggest that we all donate an amount - small or
large - to JewishGen, in gratitude and to compensate for the
expenses of evacuation. I don't know - but I am sure that it must
have cost quite a lot. I myself have just send a donation via
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/

Last but not least I hope and pray that those JewishGenners whose
homes were in Rita's path are all well and that no or not much
damage was done to their homes.

Best wishes

Moderator of the Latvia SIG and
Scandinavia SIG mailing lists
Elsebeth Paikin, Copenhagen, Denmark
e-mail: elsebeth@paikin.dk
------------------------------------


October Meeting of Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Philadelphia #general

JGLois@...
 

October Meeting of Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Philadelphia

Date: October 10, 2005
Time: 7:45 PM
Place: The Newman Building at Gratz College
Old York Road (Route 611) and Melrose Avenue
Melrose Park, PA

********
Speaker: Philip Steel
Topic: Early Jewry in America - My Family

Philip Steel, a JGSGP member >from the society's early years
is in the importing business, having represented Swiss companies
for precision instrument and medical instrument components for
the past 54 years.

Phil has been interested in researching his family since he inherited
portraits of his great-great grandparents when he was 21 years old.
He considered that gift an obligation to find out as much as he could
about those ancestors, and those who came both before and after them.
His talk covers his 7th-great grandfather's arrival in July 1733, and
continues up to and including his great grandfather's following the
gold rush in California. It covers three ancestors who served in the
Revolutionary War and also information about the lives of other
grandparents during this period.


****
Come to the meeting 30 minutes early for a Question and Answer
session preceding the general meeting.
****
For all who are researching Philadelphia roots and need information
on local resources; cemeteries, funeral directors, repositories (and
much more) please visit the JGSGP website:
http://www.jewishgen.org/jgsp

****
Interested friends are always welcome!
There is a $2.00 admission charge for non-members.
Refreshments will be served following the meeting

****
Delaware County Main Line Affiliate

Date: Tuesday, November 15, 2005
Time: 7:30 PM
Place: Martins Run Life Care Community
11 Martins Run
Media, PA

Speakers: Jonathan R. Stayer
Topic:Holdings of the Pennsylvania State Archives

****

Lois Sernoff [JGS GreaterPhiladelphia]
<JGLois@aol.com>


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen October Meeting of Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Philadelphia #general

JGLois@...
 

October Meeting of Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Philadelphia

Date: October 10, 2005
Time: 7:45 PM
Place: The Newman Building at Gratz College
Old York Road (Route 611) and Melrose Avenue
Melrose Park, PA

********
Speaker: Philip Steel
Topic: Early Jewry in America - My Family

Philip Steel, a JGSGP member >from the society's early years
is in the importing business, having represented Swiss companies
for precision instrument and medical instrument components for
the past 54 years.

Phil has been interested in researching his family since he inherited
portraits of his great-great grandparents when he was 21 years old.
He considered that gift an obligation to find out as much as he could
about those ancestors, and those who came both before and after them.
His talk covers his 7th-great grandfather's arrival in July 1733, and
continues up to and including his great grandfather's following the
gold rush in California. It covers three ancestors who served in the
Revolutionary War and also information about the lives of other
grandparents during this period.


****
Come to the meeting 30 minutes early for a Question and Answer
session preceding the general meeting.
****
For all who are researching Philadelphia roots and need information
on local resources; cemeteries, funeral directors, repositories (and
much more) please visit the JGSGP website:
http://www.jewishgen.org/jgsp

****
Interested friends are always welcome!
There is a $2.00 admission charge for non-members.
Refreshments will be served following the meeting

****
Delaware County Main Line Affiliate

Date: Tuesday, November 15, 2005
Time: 7:30 PM
Place: Martins Run Life Care Community
11 Martins Run
Media, PA

Speakers: Jonathan R. Stayer
Topic:Holdings of the Pennsylvania State Archives

****

Lois Sernoff [JGS GreaterPhiladelphia]
<JGLois@aol.com>


Gesher Galicia Regional Meeting-Nov. 20th-NYC #galicia

Pamela Weisberger <pweisberger@...>
 

Announcement:

Gesher Galicia, the special interest group for Galicia, a province of the
former Austro-Hungarian Empire, will be holding our second annual regional
meeting this November, jointly sponsored by the Jewish Genealogical Society
of New York.

Date: Sunday, November 20, 2005

Time: 2:00PM - 5:00PM

Location: The Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th St., New York, NY
10011

We've planned a full and interesting program for researchers interested in
Eastern European Jewish life, not just Galician. We are providing this
early notice so those of you who don't live in the Greater New York area can
make plans to attend.

PROGRAM:

-A brief update on Gesher Galicia's research projects and town/region
groups, the status of the Lviv Historical Archives, and a tutorial on how to
find genealogical treasures on the Polish online auction site, Allegro.

-Film: The Jews of Poland: Lwow. Shot in 1939 on the streets of Lwow, this
ten-minute documentary is one of the last visual accounts of Jewish life in
the former Lemberg, Galicia, before the Holocaust.

-Jewish Records Indexing Poland Update: Mark Halpern will discuss the status
of the JRI-Poland Galician projects in Polish and Ukrainian archives and
will clarify strategies for ordering records.

-Jewish Life in Galicia – Suzan Wynne will focus on the lives of our
Galician ancestors as they set about making a living, marrying and raising
families, educating their children, and participating in religious life.
She’ll explain the process of surname acquisition, the development of the
Kahal system of Jewish self-government and the participation of Jews in the
mandated system of universal education under Emperor Franz Josef.

-Searching Polish And Galician Directories Using Optical Character
Recognition (OCR)
Logan Joseph Kleinwaks will discuss the Polish and Galician business and
telephone directories that are now available online through the websites of
the Digital Library of Wielkopolska and the U.S. Library of Congress and
will demonstrate how to use the OCR-based online search engine he has
created to search these successfully. For those with an interest in using
OCR, he will briefly review the leading commercial OCR software programs,
demonstrating their use on Galician documents, and will comment on
associated scanning technologies.

POST-SCRIPT - (After regular meeting)

FILM: ““I Remember Jewish Drohobycz”

In this short video portrait of the vanished world of Eastern European
Jewry, JGSLA founding member and rabbinical scholar, David Einsiedler, born
in Drohobycz in 1919, recounts the heart and soul of shtetl life between the
two World Wars. Through personal reminiscences, he leads us through the
streets and into the homes and schools of this Galician town. David
describes moving to Lvov, then to the university in Pisa, Italy and then on
to America in the late 1930s as the threat of war looms over his beloved
home and the lives of his loved ones.

Prior to the meeting's start, the Center Genealogy Institute will be open
from 12:30PM to 2:00PM for networking with other researchers and access to
resource materials and computers.

Additionally, we plan to hold several Birds-of-a-Feather lunch gatherings
from 12:00N - 2:00PM at the Center.
If you are interested in attending a BOF group, please e-mail Eden Joachim
at: esjoachim@optonline.net

with your town(s) or region information so we can plan accordingly. As the
date draws closer, we will notify the specific groups as to arrangements.
(You do NOT need to RSVP to the general/JGSNY meeting, however.)

If you have any questions about any other aspects of the program, please
contact me privately.

Looking foward to seeing you there.....

Pamela Weisberger
Research Coordinator, Gesher Galicia
Santa Monica, CA
pweisberger@hotmail.com


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Gesher Galicia Regional Meeting-Nov. 20th-NYC #galicia

Pamela Weisberger <pweisberger@...>
 

Announcement:

Gesher Galicia, the special interest group for Galicia, a province of the
former Austro-Hungarian Empire, will be holding our second annual regional
meeting this November, jointly sponsored by the Jewish Genealogical Society
of New York.

Date: Sunday, November 20, 2005

Time: 2:00PM - 5:00PM

Location: The Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th St., New York, NY
10011

We've planned a full and interesting program for researchers interested in
Eastern European Jewish life, not just Galician. We are providing this
early notice so those of you who don't live in the Greater New York area can
make plans to attend.

PROGRAM:

-A brief update on Gesher Galicia's research projects and town/region
groups, the status of the Lviv Historical Archives, and a tutorial on how to
find genealogical treasures on the Polish online auction site, Allegro.

-Film: The Jews of Poland: Lwow. Shot in 1939 on the streets of Lwow, this
ten-minute documentary is one of the last visual accounts of Jewish life in
the former Lemberg, Galicia, before the Holocaust.

-Jewish Records Indexing Poland Update: Mark Halpern will discuss the status
of the JRI-Poland Galician projects in Polish and Ukrainian archives and
will clarify strategies for ordering records.

-Jewish Life in Galicia – Suzan Wynne will focus on the lives of our
Galician ancestors as they set about making a living, marrying and raising
families, educating their children, and participating in religious life.
She’ll explain the process of surname acquisition, the development of the
Kahal system of Jewish self-government and the participation of Jews in the
mandated system of universal education under Emperor Franz Josef.

-Searching Polish And Galician Directories Using Optical Character
Recognition (OCR)
Logan Joseph Kleinwaks will discuss the Polish and Galician business and
telephone directories that are now available online through the websites of
the Digital Library of Wielkopolska and the U.S. Library of Congress and
will demonstrate how to use the OCR-based online search engine he has
created to search these successfully. For those with an interest in using
OCR, he will briefly review the leading commercial OCR software programs,
demonstrating their use on Galician documents, and will comment on
associated scanning technologies.

POST-SCRIPT - (After regular meeting)

FILM: ““I Remember Jewish Drohobycz”

In this short video portrait of the vanished world of Eastern European
Jewry, JGSLA founding member and rabbinical scholar, David Einsiedler, born
in Drohobycz in 1919, recounts the heart and soul of shtetl life between the
two World Wars. Through personal reminiscences, he leads us through the
streets and into the homes and schools of this Galician town. David
describes moving to Lvov, then to the university in Pisa, Italy and then on
to America in the late 1930s as the threat of war looms over his beloved
home and the lives of his loved ones.

Prior to the meeting's start, the Center Genealogy Institute will be open
from 12:30PM to 2:00PM for networking with other researchers and access to
resource materials and computers.

Additionally, we plan to hold several Birds-of-a-Feather lunch gatherings
from 12:00N - 2:00PM at the Center.
If you are interested in attending a BOF group, please e-mail Eden Joachim
at: esjoachim@optonline.net

with your town(s) or region information so we can plan accordingly. As the
date draws closer, we will notify the specific groups as to arrangements.
(You do NOT need to RSVP to the general/JGSNY meeting, however.)

If you have any questions about any other aspects of the program, please
contact me privately.

Looking foward to seeing you there.....

Pamela Weisberger
Research Coordinator, Gesher Galicia
Santa Monica, CA
pweisberger@hotmail.com


VM 6884 and 6885 in or near Lvov #galicia

Barbara Olinger
 

I just posted 2 photos on ViewMate at
http://data.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/ALL/index.asp.

They are VM 6884 and 6885. They were taken in or around Lvov. Please contact
me privately if you recognize anyone. Thank you.

Barbara Olinger
barbara.olinger@gmail.com
researching ROSENBERG and MAGER (Lvov and Szczerzec), OLINGER, KULIE,
and POPPER (Podwoloczyska and Skala), SEMANN (Lvov, Ostrow)


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia VM 6884 and 6885 in or near Lvov #galicia

Barbara Olinger
 

I just posted 2 photos on ViewMate at
http://data.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/ALL/index.asp.

They are VM 6884 and 6885. They were taken in or around Lvov. Please contact
me privately if you recognize anyone. Thank you.

Barbara Olinger
barbara.olinger@gmail.com
researching ROSENBERG and MAGER (Lvov and Szczerzec), OLINGER, KULIE,
and POPPER (Podwoloczyska and Skala), SEMANN (Lvov, Ostrow)


Chauncey WEISMAN - Nova Ushitsa #general

Flo Elman
 

I am looking for a way to contact George Chauncey WEISMAN born around 1913.
He is about 91 years old, & lives somewhere in New York. His parents were
Eva & Chaim WEISMAN born in Nova Ushitsa, Ukraine & after emigration, they
lived in Niagara Falls. His grandmother was Chansa WEISMAN nee POGRANICH,
born around 1850. I would venture a guess that his parents Eva & Chaim were
born about 1880. There is no phone listing for him.

If any of his relatives or descendants are reading this, please email me at
haflo@shaw.ca . Should anyone else know anything about this family, I would
be most grateful to hear >from you. Chansa WEISMAN & my grandmother Faiga
POGRAN were sisters.

Thank you,
Florence Elman
haflo@shaw.ca


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Chauncey WEISMAN - Nova Ushitsa #general

Flo Elman
 

I am looking for a way to contact George Chauncey WEISMAN born around 1913.
He is about 91 years old, & lives somewhere in New York. His parents were
Eva & Chaim WEISMAN born in Nova Ushitsa, Ukraine & after emigration, they
lived in Niagara Falls. His grandmother was Chansa WEISMAN nee POGRANICH,
born around 1850. I would venture a guess that his parents Eva & Chaim were
born about 1880. There is no phone listing for him.

If any of his relatives or descendants are reading this, please email me at
haflo@shaw.ca . Should anyone else know anything about this family, I would
be most grateful to hear >from you. Chansa WEISMAN & my grandmother Faiga
POGRAN were sisters.

Thank you,
Florence Elman
haflo@shaw.ca


N. Main Jewish Cemetery / Providence Jewish Cemetery - Scranton, PA - any info? #general

Howie Axelrod <highwind1@...>
 

I have a relative who were apparently moved >from the N. Main Jewish
Cemetery in Scranton, PA (now called Providence Cemetery or
Providence Rd. Jewish Cemetery), to the Dalton Cemetery in Dalton, PA.
She was the wife of a Rabbi, and Orthodox Jews who, I am to
understand, will not allow a buried body to be moved (except to
Israel).

The special circumstances surrounding this, is that there was
apparently a road widening project that required bodies to be moved.
This is not substantiated information, but rememberences of a few old
timers in the area.

The death certificates for this person clearly indicates an original
burial in the N. Main Jewish Cemetery / Providence Jewish Cemetery ,
and yet the grave was found in the Dalton. I have certified the
acuracy of this.

I am wondering if anyone has any information regarding this road
widening project, or any Idea as to the approximate date of it. Any
other information as to how the body may have been moved would be
appreciated.

Additionally, I am open to suggestions as to what agency might have
the records of this project, and possibly the names of those moved. If
I can get an approximate date, I might be able to dig through the
newspaper films >from that period for more information.

The state of PA will not provide any info on reinternments under law.

I am trying to solve a mystery here and all clues are appreciated.

Also, would I be able to get any information via the Freedom of
Information act?


Missing Castle garden manifest, maybe not? #general

robert roudman <rcroudman@...>
 

My first cousin twice removed Gerson (George) Millner, and his family, wife
Reive, son Israel, and daughter Lea, arrived Castle Garden New York on June
7, 1887. I found the exact record on the free Castle Garden site, this site
does yet provide manifests. When I went to a popular premium Castle Garden
site that does show the original manifests, I could not locate the manifest
for "America" for June 7, 1887. I was able to find the "America" manifest
for June 10, 1887 as the ship docked in Barbados. I assumed the ship had
left New York and sailed for Barbados. How would I go about obtaining a copy
of the Castle Garden manifest.
Thank you,
Bob Roudman
San Rafael, CA
MILLNER, MALTZMAN, RUDMAN, CHALIK, KRUTANSKY, KAPLAN


PRWR #general

Barbara Siegel
 

Dear Barbara,
Thanks much for the follow-up. There has been quite a lot of discussion on
this topic, but it sems that we are still in the dark. Please let me know
if you do get a definitive (or even a "reasonable") answer >from the census
folks. I seem to be the most recent person who has been looking for an
answer, and I appreciate all the work that has been put into the query by
so many of the genners.

Barbara Siegel bsiegel@netvision.net.il
Jerusalem/Chicago


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen N. Main Jewish Cemetery / Providence Jewish Cemetery - Scranton, PA - any info? #general

Howie Axelrod <highwind1@...>
 

I have a relative who were apparently moved >from the N. Main Jewish
Cemetery in Scranton, PA (now called Providence Cemetery or
Providence Rd. Jewish Cemetery), to the Dalton Cemetery in Dalton, PA.
She was the wife of a Rabbi, and Orthodox Jews who, I am to
understand, will not allow a buried body to be moved (except to
Israel).

The special circumstances surrounding this, is that there was
apparently a road widening project that required bodies to be moved.
This is not substantiated information, but rememberences of a few old
timers in the area.

The death certificates for this person clearly indicates an original
burial in the N. Main Jewish Cemetery / Providence Jewish Cemetery ,
and yet the grave was found in the Dalton. I have certified the
acuracy of this.

I am wondering if anyone has any information regarding this road
widening project, or any Idea as to the approximate date of it. Any
other information as to how the body may have been moved would be
appreciated.

Additionally, I am open to suggestions as to what agency might have
the records of this project, and possibly the names of those moved. If
I can get an approximate date, I might be able to dig through the
newspaper films >from that period for more information.

The state of PA will not provide any info on reinternments under law.

I am trying to solve a mystery here and all clues are appreciated.

Also, would I be able to get any information via the Freedom of
Information act?


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Missing Castle garden manifest, maybe not? #general

robert roudman <rcroudman@...>
 

My first cousin twice removed Gerson (George) Millner, and his family, wife
Reive, son Israel, and daughter Lea, arrived Castle Garden New York on June
7, 1887. I found the exact record on the free Castle Garden site, this site
does yet provide manifests. When I went to a popular premium Castle Garden
site that does show the original manifests, I could not locate the manifest
for "America" for June 7, 1887. I was able to find the "America" manifest
for June 10, 1887 as the ship docked in Barbados. I assumed the ship had
left New York and sailed for Barbados. How would I go about obtaining a copy
of the Castle Garden manifest.
Thank you,
Bob Roudman
San Rafael, CA
MILLNER, MALTZMAN, RUDMAN, CHALIK, KRUTANSKY, KAPLAN


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen PRWR #general

Barbara Siegel
 

Dear Barbara,
Thanks much for the follow-up. There has been quite a lot of discussion on
this topic, but it sems that we are still in the dark. Please let me know
if you do get a definitive (or even a "reasonable") answer >from the census
folks. I seem to be the most recent person who has been looking for an
answer, and I appreciate all the work that has been put into the query by
so many of the genners.

Barbara Siegel bsiegel@netvision.net.il
Jerusalem/Chicago


Re: Viewmate file VM6902, Russian city? #general

Paul Silverstone
 

It would be more helpful for us out here to figure out the writing if
more examples were given. The submitter should not leave out some
surrounding writing by the same person as one could then compare and
eliminate or otherwise figure out individual letters.
Paul Silverstone

Dear Genners,
I posted a jpg to the Viewmate site, the direct url is...

http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=6902

It is a close-up of two columns >from a Hamburg departure.
The two words are in columns marked "Previous Residence" and "State or
Province".
I think the second column, "State or Province" means Russia.
Can anyone venture a guess what the city or "Previous Residence" could be?


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Viewmate file VM6902, Russian city? #general

Paul Silverstone
 

It would be more helpful for us out here to figure out the writing if
more examples were given. The submitter should not leave out some
surrounding writing by the same person as one could then compare and
eliminate or otherwise figure out individual letters.
Paul Silverstone

Dear Genners,
I posted a jpg to the Viewmate site, the direct url is...

http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=6902

It is a close-up of two columns >from a Hamburg departure.
The two words are in columns marked "Previous Residence" and "State or
Province".
I think the second column, "State or Province" means Russia.
Can anyone venture a guess what the city or "Previous Residence" could be?