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An unusual way to find a missing relative #general

Sally Goodman <sbgoody@...>
 

By accident I found a "lost" relative on a US Census by using "Miss" as a
first name. Bingo! There she was.

Using every fee-based and non fee-based genealogical search engines I know
(including Steve Morse's One Step), I experimented entering "Miss" as a
given name and "Smith" as the surname. Understanding "Smith" is a very
popular name, I was astounded at the number of names it produced. Now I will
tackle all my less popular names.

If you know the given name, you might try entering "Miss+the first initial
or "Miss+ the given name in the "First Name" box. Don't be afraid to
experiment.

Perhaps you, too, will find your "missing" relative in this unusual way.
Good luck.

Sally Goodman
Palm Springs/LA, CA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen An unusual way to find a missing relative #general

Sally Goodman <sbgoody@...>
 

By accident I found a "lost" relative on a US Census by using "Miss" as a
first name. Bingo! There she was.

Using every fee-based and non fee-based genealogical search engines I know
(including Steve Morse's One Step), I experimented entering "Miss" as a
given name and "Smith" as the surname. Understanding "Smith" is a very
popular name, I was astounded at the number of names it produced. Now I will
tackle all my less popular names.

If you know the given name, you might try entering "Miss+the first initial
or "Miss+ the given name in the "First Name" box. Don't be afraid to
experiment.

Perhaps you, too, will find your "missing" relative in this unusual way.
Good luck.

Sally Goodman
Palm Springs/LA, CA


Ester PULDA of Worcester,MA #general

peapod2 <peapod2@...>
 

Dear Genners: I am looking for relatives of Ester PULDE >from Obelia,
Lithuania in 1911 at the age of 16 to Worcester,Mass. Thank you
Mike KLASS


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Ester PULDA of Worcester,MA #general

peapod2 <peapod2@...>
 

Dear Genners: I am looking for relatives of Ester PULDE >from Obelia,
Lithuania in 1911 at the age of 16 to Worcester,Mass. Thank you
Mike KLASS


Troskunai, Lithuania Internal Passport Records #general

Howard Margol
 

In the next two weeks I expect to receive the entire collection of Troskunai
Internal Passports, 1919-1940, translated into English.

Due to the 100 year privacy law in Lithuania, researchers are not allowed
access to these files. However, I have made a special agreement with the
archives to allow researchers hired by me, and approved by the archives,
to view the files and copy the important data contained therein.

These files include Jews who lived in Troskunai as well as some Jews
who lived in a nearby shtetl. Consequently, you may find ancestors who
lived near Troskunai but not in Troskunai itself.

To get the Troskunai files translated, the person doing the work has to
be paid. Several individuals have made a donation of $50.00 USD to be
used for the translation of these files. However, more is needed.
The donation would not be made to me but to JewishGen, specified for
the Lithuania Internal Passport Project.

To view the introduction to the project, and instructions about
making a donation to the project, please go on the internet to -
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Lithuania/InternalPassports.htm

In searching the database, you are only able to see a limited amount of
data. There is a great advantage in being able to see all of the data for *all*
of the Jews, over the age of 17, who filed an application in Troskunai during
1919-1940. Among other advantages, it gives you the opportunity to find
ancestors and relatives you were not aware of who were living in Troskunai. There
is nothing in the world like having an Excel spreadsheet, including the ability
to browse and find names you didn't even remember to look for, names that
somehow got mentioned when you were a child but you forgot the connection. In
return for your donation I will send you, via an email attachment, *all* of the
translated data >from the Troskunai internal passport files including all of
the names. If you do send the required donation to Jewishgen for the project,
please let me know so I can send you the data after I receive it.

Howard Margol
Coordinator - JewishGen Lithuania internal passport project


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Troskunai, Lithuania Internal Passport Records #general

Howard Margol
 

In the next two weeks I expect to receive the entire collection of Troskunai
Internal Passports, 1919-1940, translated into English.

Due to the 100 year privacy law in Lithuania, researchers are not allowed
access to these files. However, I have made a special agreement with the
archives to allow researchers hired by me, and approved by the archives,
to view the files and copy the important data contained therein.

These files include Jews who lived in Troskunai as well as some Jews
who lived in a nearby shtetl. Consequently, you may find ancestors who
lived near Troskunai but not in Troskunai itself.

To get the Troskunai files translated, the person doing the work has to
be paid. Several individuals have made a donation of $50.00 USD to be
used for the translation of these files. However, more is needed.
The donation would not be made to me but to JewishGen, specified for
the Lithuania Internal Passport Project.

To view the introduction to the project, and instructions about
making a donation to the project, please go on the internet to -
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Lithuania/InternalPassports.htm

In searching the database, you are only able to see a limited amount of
data. There is a great advantage in being able to see all of the data for *all*
of the Jews, over the age of 17, who filed an application in Troskunai during
1919-1940. Among other advantages, it gives you the opportunity to find
ancestors and relatives you were not aware of who were living in Troskunai. There
is nothing in the world like having an Excel spreadsheet, including the ability
to browse and find names you didn't even remember to look for, names that
somehow got mentioned when you were a child but you forgot the connection. In
return for your donation I will send you, via an email attachment, *all* of the
translated data >from the Troskunai internal passport files including all of
the names. If you do send the required donation to Jewishgen for the project,
please let me know so I can send you the data after I receive it.

Howard Margol
Coordinator - JewishGen Lithuania internal passport project


Colorado HB 1357 #general

jan meisels allen <janmallen@...>
 

Dear Jewish Genners:

The IAJGS Public Records Monitoring and Access Committee
(PRAMC) monitors legislation that impacts access to vital genealogical
records (birth, marriage, death) and census. In that vein I am informing
you some good news with you regarding pending legislation:

Recently I posted that we had lost the battle on Colorado HB 1357 on
retaining access to marriage application information- which includes
information that is not included on the actual marriage license--access to
marriage licenses was not affected by this bill. Do to the fantastic
efforts of the greater genealogical community that was reversed today on the
floor of the Colorado Senate!

IAJGS worked very closely with the Colorado Genealogical Council in drafting
our respective statements. We offered a compromise of opening the
information to anyone, not just immediate family, 50 years >from the event.
While the Senate author at last week's Senate Judiciary Committee appeared
to accept our compromise solution, the committee voted it down unanimously,
due to opposition by the County Clerk's Association. However, today at it's
second reading on the floor Senator Isgar, the author, who is also the
Senate Minority Leader, introduced two amendments, both were accepted and
passed its second reading. In addition to the genealogical community's 50
year proposal , he also introduced an amendment proposed by the private
investigators, which helps everyone- anyone can apply to the district court,
which may at its discretion and with good cause order that the marriage
application be inspected. In effect, this provision affects those records
less than 50 years >from the date of the marriage application.

The bill still has to face its third reading on the Senate floor (March 31)
and then go back to the House floor for approval of the amended version
before it goes to the governor. While we are not expecting any surprises,
its not over until the bill passes as currently drafted and amended and is
signed into law. You can follow the bill's progress at
http://www.leg.state.co.us/ click on House bills, click on range that covers
HB 1357, click on go. The amended bill version should be posted on March 31.

While some may not be happy with a 50-years wait, this is a success compared
to what the public would have had- no access at all as the bill was
originally proposed and passed by the entire House and Senate Judiciary
Committee. Compromise was the best way to achieve open access. Our success
with the Senate could not have been achieved without the genealogical
community's input and many contacts with the authors and Senators. Thank
you all!

Jan Meisels Allen, director
IAJGS and chairperson,
Public Records Access and Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Colorado HB 1357 #general

jan meisels allen <janmallen@...>
 

Dear Jewish Genners:

The IAJGS Public Records Monitoring and Access Committee
(PRAMC) monitors legislation that impacts access to vital genealogical
records (birth, marriage, death) and census. In that vein I am informing
you some good news with you regarding pending legislation:

Recently I posted that we had lost the battle on Colorado HB 1357 on
retaining access to marriage application information- which includes
information that is not included on the actual marriage license--access to
marriage licenses was not affected by this bill. Do to the fantastic
efforts of the greater genealogical community that was reversed today on the
floor of the Colorado Senate!

IAJGS worked very closely with the Colorado Genealogical Council in drafting
our respective statements. We offered a compromise of opening the
information to anyone, not just immediate family, 50 years >from the event.
While the Senate author at last week's Senate Judiciary Committee appeared
to accept our compromise solution, the committee voted it down unanimously,
due to opposition by the County Clerk's Association. However, today at it's
second reading on the floor Senator Isgar, the author, who is also the
Senate Minority Leader, introduced two amendments, both were accepted and
passed its second reading. In addition to the genealogical community's 50
year proposal , he also introduced an amendment proposed by the private
investigators, which helps everyone- anyone can apply to the district court,
which may at its discretion and with good cause order that the marriage
application be inspected. In effect, this provision affects those records
less than 50 years >from the date of the marriage application.

The bill still has to face its third reading on the Senate floor (March 31)
and then go back to the House floor for approval of the amended version
before it goes to the governor. While we are not expecting any surprises,
its not over until the bill passes as currently drafted and amended and is
signed into law. You can follow the bill's progress at
http://www.leg.state.co.us/ click on House bills, click on range that covers
HB 1357, click on go. The amended bill version should be posted on March 31.

While some may not be happy with a 50-years wait, this is a success compared
to what the public would have had- no access at all as the bill was
originally proposed and passed by the entire House and Senate Judiciary
Committee. Compromise was the best way to achieve open access. Our success
with the Senate could not have been achieved without the genealogical
community's input and many contacts with the authors and Senators. Thank
you all!

Jan Meisels Allen, director
IAJGS and chairperson,
Public Records Access and Monitoring Committee


Yizkor Book Project Report for March 2006 #ukraine

Joyce Field
 

For the month of March 2006 the Yizkor Book Project added
seven new books, four new entries, and nine updates. All
translations are indexed at
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/translations.html
and new material can be identified by flags.

New books:

-Belz, Ukraine
-Bialystok, Poland
-Braslaw, Belarus
-Lanovtsy, Ukraine
-Pinkas HaKehillot Polin, volume VIII: Vilna *
Bialystok * Nowogr=F3dek districts:
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/pinkas_poland/pinkas_poland8.html
(indexed under Regions). Only Table of Contents
is available now
-Poland and her Jews 1941-1944: new research
paper by Robin O'Neil:
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/poland/poland.html
(indexed under Miscellaneous)
-Sadagora, Ukraine: The Jewish Vatican in Sadagora, Volume I)

New entries:

-Abony, Hungary: Pinkas HaKehillot Hungary
-Albert-Irsa, Hungary: Pinkas HaKehillot Hungary
-Rava Ruska, Ukraine: Pinkas Polin, volume II
-Sokolow Podlaski, Poland: Pinkas Polin, volume VII

Updates:

-Bolekhov, Ukraine
-Jewish Music in Poland
-Lyakhovichi, Belarus
-Nowy Sacz, Poland
-Podgaytsy, Ukraine
-Rzeszow, Poland
-Shumskoye, Ukraine
-Sosnowiec, Poland
-Vysokoye, Belarus

Please remember that genealogy is not a spectator sport.
In order to expland our knowledge of our ancestral towns
we need contributions of translated material or money to
support hiring professional translators. So consider
volunteering to translate material >from your ancestral
shtetl's yizkor book or donating money to the fundraising
projects listed at
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=3D=
23.
Making a contribution to JewishGen to support the
infrastrucure of the Yizkor Book Project is vital for
the continued growth and development of this project.

Contact me privately if you can translate >from Hebrew and/or
Yiddish and are willing to submit translations to the project.

Hag sameach Pesach.

Joyce Field
JewishGen VP, Data Acquisition
jfield@jewishgen.org


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Yizkor Book Project Report for March 2006 #ukraine

Joyce Field
 

For the month of March 2006 the Yizkor Book Project added
seven new books, four new entries, and nine updates. All
translations are indexed at
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/translations.html
and new material can be identified by flags.

New books:

-Belz, Ukraine
-Bialystok, Poland
-Braslaw, Belarus
-Lanovtsy, Ukraine
-Pinkas HaKehillot Polin, volume VIII: Vilna *
Bialystok * Nowogr=F3dek districts:
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/pinkas_poland/pinkas_poland8.html
(indexed under Regions). Only Table of Contents
is available now
-Poland and her Jews 1941-1944: new research
paper by Robin O'Neil:
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/poland/poland.html
(indexed under Miscellaneous)
-Sadagora, Ukraine: The Jewish Vatican in Sadagora, Volume I)

New entries:

-Abony, Hungary: Pinkas HaKehillot Hungary
-Albert-Irsa, Hungary: Pinkas HaKehillot Hungary
-Rava Ruska, Ukraine: Pinkas Polin, volume II
-Sokolow Podlaski, Poland: Pinkas Polin, volume VII

Updates:

-Bolekhov, Ukraine
-Jewish Music in Poland
-Lyakhovichi, Belarus
-Nowy Sacz, Poland
-Podgaytsy, Ukraine
-Rzeszow, Poland
-Shumskoye, Ukraine
-Sosnowiec, Poland
-Vysokoye, Belarus

Please remember that genealogy is not a spectator sport.
In order to expland our knowledge of our ancestral towns
we need contributions of translated material or money to
support hiring professional translators. So consider
volunteering to translate material >from your ancestral
shtetl's yizkor book or donating money to the fundraising
projects listed at
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=3D=
23.
Making a contribution to JewishGen to support the
infrastrucure of the Yizkor Book Project is vital for
the continued growth and development of this project.

Contact me privately if you can translate >from Hebrew and/or
Yiddish and are willing to submit translations to the project.

Hag sameach Pesach.

Joyce Field
JewishGen VP, Data Acquisition
jfield@jewishgen.org


Bratslav #ukraine

john robson <tribulus@...>
 

Hi All,
Does anyone know of a family who were I believe called VELSHER or something
similar who lived in the town or shtetl of Bratslav in Podolia, Ukraine in
the late 19th century. My wifes father who we knew as Abraham WELSH born in
Bratslav in 1896 came to England in 1900.

John Robson


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Bratslav #ukraine

john robson <tribulus@...>
 

Hi All,
Does anyone know of a family who were I believe called VELSHER or something
similar who lived in the town or shtetl of Bratslav in Podolia, Ukraine in
the late 19th century. My wifes father who we knew as Abraham WELSH born in
Bratslav in 1896 came to England in 1900.

John Robson


Polish Translation of Viewmate #general

Monica Grunberg <monigruenberg@...>
 

Hi all,

I have posted to Viewmate a photo of a document in Polish. I would appreciate
any help with the translation.
It's the death record of Chaim Felix,1841(Konskie).

http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=7695

Thanks in advance!

Please reply directly to:
monigruenberg@bluewin.ch

Monica Grunberg
Zurich, Switzerland

Searching:
Wajsbart (Plawno,Mstow,Czestochowa),Rotholtz /Rotcholc (Czestochowa),Hirsz
(Konskie,Lodz), Janowski/Janowska (Brzeznica),Ickowicz/Jacubowicz
(Krzepice),Birencwejg (Przedborz)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Polish Translation of Viewmate #general

Monica Grunberg <monigruenberg@...>
 

Hi all,

I have posted to Viewmate a photo of a document in Polish. I would appreciate
any help with the translation.
It's the death record of Chaim Felix,1841(Konskie).

http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=7695

Thanks in advance!

Please reply directly to:
monigruenberg@bluewin.ch

Monica Grunberg
Zurich, Switzerland

Searching:
Wajsbart (Plawno,Mstow,Czestochowa),Rotholtz /Rotcholc (Czestochowa),Hirsz
(Konskie,Lodz), Janowski/Janowska (Brzeznica),Ickowicz/Jacubowicz
(Krzepice),Birencwejg (Przedborz)


Polish Joint Stock Companies Directory 1921/2-Jewish Sounding Names #general

Abuwasta Abuwasta
 

Following the posting of Logan Kleinwaks I took a
stroll of leisure through it. Looked mainly at
Krakow,Lodz and Lwow.Though knowledge of Polish might
be helpful,you do not have to know Polish
to understand it.The 2 last pargraphs in every entry
give the names of the board of direcrors and the
managers.Quite a Jewish presence there.The given names
are sometimes Polanized(is it the right term???) but
the surnames are quite intact.
Jacob Rosen
Jerusalem


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Polish Joint Stock Companies Directory 1921/2-Jewish Sounding Names #general

Abuwasta Abuwasta
 

Following the posting of Logan Kleinwaks I took a
stroll of leisure through it. Looked mainly at
Krakow,Lodz and Lwow.Though knowledge of Polish might
be helpful,you do not have to know Polish
to understand it.The 2 last pargraphs in every entry
give the names of the board of direcrors and the
managers.Quite a Jewish presence there.The given names
are sometimes Polanized(is it the right term???) but
the surnames are quite intact.
Jacob Rosen
Jerusalem


CHARAG or CHARAK from Lutzk, Ukraine #general

Ana <ananuta@...>
 

Dear Genners:
I am search family CHARAG or CHARAK >from Lutzk, Ukraine,
and in Jri-Poland said me as their many researcher who are search the same
family. I need as the researchers contact me privatly, or give me their
mails to contact I with them.
Thanks in advance for your help

Ana R.Nuta
ananuta@ciudad.com.ar
ananuta@yahoo.com
Buenos Aires
Argentina

MODERATOR NOTE: You will find people researching you name at:
http://www.jewishgen.org/JGFF/. Please read the FAQ in Spanish here:
http://www.jewishgen.org/JGFF/LANG_SP/jgff-faq.html


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen CHARAG or CHARAK from Lutzk, Ukraine #general

Ana <ananuta@...>
 

Dear Genners:
I am search family CHARAG or CHARAK >from Lutzk, Ukraine,
and in Jri-Poland said me as their many researcher who are search the same
family. I need as the researchers contact me privatly, or give me their
mails to contact I with them.
Thanks in advance for your help

Ana R.Nuta
ananuta@ciudad.com.ar
ananuta@yahoo.com
Buenos Aires
Argentina

MODERATOR NOTE: You will find people researching you name at:
http://www.jewishgen.org/JGFF/. Please read the FAQ in Spanish here:
http://www.jewishgen.org/JGFF/LANG_SP/jgff-faq.html


Don Isaac Abravanel (1437-1508) #general

MEL OSHINS
 

Don Isaac Abravanel (1437-1508)
Another of Columbus’ stalwart friends was Don Isaac Abravanel, who had
remained stalwart to his religion and who was one of the most distinguished
biblical scholars, philosophers and statesmen of the period. He also helped to
finance Columbus’ voyage, although he was not there to greet the great explorer
upon his return ... since Abravanel was also expelled >from Spain, in spite of
his high position in the court of Ferdinand and Isabella.

I have an ABRAVENEL friend who would love to trace his ancestry back to the
above. Anyone have an ABRAVENEL Descendancy Chart? Answer privately.
Mel Oshins.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Don Isaac Abravanel (1437-1508) #general

MEL OSHINS
 

Don Isaac Abravanel (1437-1508)
Another of Columbus’ stalwart friends was Don Isaac Abravanel, who had
remained stalwart to his religion and who was one of the most distinguished
biblical scholars, philosophers and statesmen of the period. He also helped to
finance Columbus’ voyage, although he was not there to greet the great explorer
upon his return ... since Abravanel was also expelled >from Spain, in spite of
his high position in the court of Ferdinand and Isabella.

I have an ABRAVENEL friend who would love to trace his ancestry back to the
above. Anyone have an ABRAVENEL Descendancy Chart? Answer privately.
Mel Oshins.