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Re: Please help me with my Geography #general

Jules Levin
 

At 01:34 AM 3/13/2007, you wrote:

Alexander Sharon wrote:

Yes, indeed, Belarus is "White Rus". There were several other Rus - Kiev Rus,
Black Rus (Grodno region), Red Rus (Rus Crvena as part of Galicia), Carpathian
Rus. Belarus or White Rus (or Russian) are confused often with political divisons
formed during Russia civil war (1917-1920), when the 'Imperial' Russians
(Whites) where fighting Bolsheviks (Reds).

Alexander Sharon
Calgary, Ab
Note that this also explains why the tsar, in his official handle, was tsar "of
all the Russias". Note also that the Ukrainians were "Little Russians", and the
Russian Russians were "Great Russians." And the Jews? The Jews were Soviet
citizens...;-)
Jules Levin


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Please help me with my Geography #general

Jules Levin
 

At 01:34 AM 3/13/2007, you wrote:

Alexander Sharon wrote:

Yes, indeed, Belarus is "White Rus". There were several other Rus - Kiev Rus,
Black Rus (Grodno region), Red Rus (Rus Crvena as part of Galicia), Carpathian
Rus. Belarus or White Rus (or Russian) are confused often with political divisons
formed during Russia civil war (1917-1920), when the 'Imperial' Russians
(Whites) where fighting Bolsheviks (Reds).

Alexander Sharon
Calgary, Ab
Note that this also explains why the tsar, in his official handle, was tsar "of
all the Russias". Note also that the Ukrainians were "Little Russians", and the
Russian Russians were "Great Russians." And the Jews? The Jews were Soviet
citizens...;-)
Jules Levin


INTRO - researching SILBERSPITZ, ZILBERSHPITZ & ZIMERSPITZ #austria-czech

Randy and Nancy Fox <jessefox7@...>
 

Hello - I just joined the AustriaCzech group, and have also joined Gersig,
Gesher Galicia, and Warszawa to research my SILBERSPITZ and ZIMERSPITZ
families.

I have been searching for Holocaust survivors of my family for over 10
years, have extensive experience using the internet, but consider myself to
be fairly novice in genealogical research.

I reside in the State of Tennessee, USA. My native language is English; I
read Italian, Spanish, some French, little German, Russian, but no Czech nor
Polish.

I have all the vital records and documents for my grandmother, Chane
SILBERSPITZ, born 1895 in Gnojnik, Poland (then Galicia, Austria) to Jakob
and Laja (nee Lotti ZIMERSPITZ) SILBERSPITZ. I have identified other family
members, but do not have their birth, marriage, death dates, except my
g-uncle Heinrich SILBERSPITZ, b. 1897 in Gnojnik, who lived in Berlin
1920's - 1939.

My primary research goal is to find any survivors >from my family, especially
if they migrated >from Gnojnik, Poland to Austria or Czech. during the
interwar period, or lived there since the Holocaust.

Regards,
Mrs. Nancy Fox, Franklin, TN, USA jessefox7@bellsouth.net
Searching: SILBERSPITZ, ZILBERSHPITZ, ZIMERSPITZ


Re: Oderberg or Bohumin #austria-czech

Ronny Roberts <ronny@...>
 

Ruth Fenichel Kornmbluth asks if anyone has heard of the town of Padew...

Most likely, she is referring to the Galician town of Padew Narodowa in
Poland. Oderberg/Bohumin is situated in Moravia right next to the Polish
border. Today it is within the Czech Republic.

Ronny Roberts
Researching AUFRICHTIG, AUFRIKKHTIG, OIFRICHTIG, WODAK, HUSSERL, LOKSCHAN


Oderberg/Bohunim #austria-czech

FRANK EISINGER <feising@...>
 

Regarding Ruth Fenichel's question if Oderberg/Bohumin is in Poland or the
Czech Republic, it is in the Czech Republic about 7 km NNW of Mährisch
Ostrau/Ostrava. Bohunim is very close to the Polish border. No knowledge of
the town of Padew.


Frank Eisinger
Saint James, NY


vital records from the NJ Dept. of Health #general

Renee Steinig
 

I am about to write to the New Jersey Bureau of Vital Statistics in Trenton
to request a 70-year-old death record of a distant relative. The agency's
web pages <http://www.state.nj.us/health/vital/index.shtml> include
some references to the need for "proof of relationship" but there are
also indications that this proof may be needed only to acquire a certified copy
of the record. So far as I can see, no details are provided on what
constitutes proof of relationship.

If you recently made a "genealogy request" for an older NJ vital record,
I'd appreciate hearing >from you the outcome of your search and in
particular, whether you were asked for proof and what kind.

Thanks a lot.

Renee

Renee Stern Steinig
Dix Hills, New York, USA
genmaven@gmail.com


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech INTRO - researching SILBERSPITZ, ZILBERSHPITZ & ZIMERSPITZ #austria-czech

Randy and Nancy Fox <jessefox7@...>
 

Hello - I just joined the AustriaCzech group, and have also joined Gersig,
Gesher Galicia, and Warszawa to research my SILBERSPITZ and ZIMERSPITZ
families.

I have been searching for Holocaust survivors of my family for over 10
years, have extensive experience using the internet, but consider myself to
be fairly novice in genealogical research.

I reside in the State of Tennessee, USA. My native language is English; I
read Italian, Spanish, some French, little German, Russian, but no Czech nor
Polish.

I have all the vital records and documents for my grandmother, Chane
SILBERSPITZ, born 1895 in Gnojnik, Poland (then Galicia, Austria) to Jakob
and Laja (nee Lotti ZIMERSPITZ) SILBERSPITZ. I have identified other family
members, but do not have their birth, marriage, death dates, except my
g-uncle Heinrich SILBERSPITZ, b. 1897 in Gnojnik, who lived in Berlin
1920's - 1939.

My primary research goal is to find any survivors >from my family, especially
if they migrated >from Gnojnik, Poland to Austria or Czech. during the
interwar period, or lived there since the Holocaust.

Regards,
Mrs. Nancy Fox, Franklin, TN, USA jessefox7@bellsouth.net
Searching: SILBERSPITZ, ZILBERSHPITZ, ZIMERSPITZ


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech RE: Oderberg or Bohumin #austria-czech

Ronny Roberts <ronny@...>
 

Ruth Fenichel Kornmbluth asks if anyone has heard of the town of Padew...

Most likely, she is referring to the Galician town of Padew Narodowa in
Poland. Oderberg/Bohumin is situated in Moravia right next to the Polish
border. Today it is within the Czech Republic.

Ronny Roberts
Researching AUFRICHTIG, AUFRIKKHTIG, OIFRICHTIG, WODAK, HUSSERL, LOKSCHAN


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Oderberg/Bohunim #austria-czech

FRANK EISINGER <feising@...>
 

Regarding Ruth Fenichel's question if Oderberg/Bohumin is in Poland or the
Czech Republic, it is in the Czech Republic about 7 km NNW of Mährisch
Ostrau/Ostrava. Bohunim is very close to the Polish border. No knowledge of
the town of Padew.


Frank Eisinger
Saint James, NY


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen vital records from the NJ Dept. of Health #general

Renee Steinig
 

I am about to write to the New Jersey Bureau of Vital Statistics in Trenton
to request a 70-year-old death record of a distant relative. The agency's
web pages <http://www.state.nj.us/health/vital/index.shtml> include
some references to the need for "proof of relationship" but there are
also indications that this proof may be needed only to acquire a certified copy
of the record. So far as I can see, no details are provided on what
constitutes proof of relationship.

If you recently made a "genealogy request" for an older NJ vital record,
I'd appreciate hearing >from you the outcome of your search and in
particular, whether you were asked for proof and what kind.

Thanks a lot.

Renee

Renee Stern Steinig
Dix Hills, New York, USA
genmaven@gmail.com


LOWI or LOEWI family #rabbinic

Susan Edel
 

I am looking for information about Rabbi Elias LOWI (possibly LOEWI)
from Bielenz near Komotau, probably in the late 1790s. His son Isiak
married Antonia and they had a son Edmund who changed his name to
LENK. Can anyone give me information about these people or about
Bielenz and where I may be able to find records.

Many thanks,

Susan Edel
Petach Tikva, Israel.


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic LOWI or LOEWI family #rabbinic

Susan Edel
 

I am looking for information about Rabbi Elias LOWI (possibly LOEWI)
from Bielenz near Komotau, probably in the late 1790s. His son Isiak
married Antonia and they had a son Edmund who changed his name to
LENK. Can anyone give me information about these people or about
Bielenz and where I may be able to find records.

Many thanks,

Susan Edel
Petach Tikva, Israel.


**Important IAJGS Conference Update** #usa

Information <information@...>
 

The program for the 27th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish
Genealogy is now online at www.slc2007.org with nearly 100 speakers
and approximately 200 lectures, breakfasts, luncheons, and computer
workshops >from which to choose. Using the "Conference Program"
button at the site will allow you to scan the entire program or to select
just the topics, SIGs or speakers that interest you the most.

from the opening session with Paul Shapiro providing the latest on
access to the holdings of ITS Archives at Bad Arolsen to the closing
Banquet with Dan Rottenberg, speaking on his book, "Finding Our
Fathers," on the 30th anniversary of its publication, the program is
rich in content, including genetics, computing and technology, archival
research, research techniques, and SIG and BOF (birds of a feather)
activities.

As we get closer to the conference there will be regular announcements
of late breaking news. Shortly, details of an exciting conference film
festival, free to registrants, will be posted on the conference website.
Be sure to sign up for the conference discussion group, hosted by
JewishGen, so that you are the first to hear about the latest conference
plans and can share your thoughts, questions and answers. You can do
this by signing up for "Salt Lake City 2007" at
www.lyris.jewishgen.org/listmanager/.

If you would like to review prior conference bulletins, they can all be
scanned at the conference website under the "Breaking News" tab.
And, the FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) tab responds to many
questions you might have about the hotel, registration, religious
services and more.

Registration can be done on-line at the website (or by printing off
and mailing in a form if you prefer). While you are registering for the
conference, you will want to sign up for some of the extra fee items,
like "Breakfasts with the Experts," SIG luncheons, the closing Banquet
and the Computer Workshops. Seating is limited in each of these
events. If you have already registered, you can use the "Registration
Update" button to add these events. You can also link to the Hilton's
special IAJGS conference website offering participants deeply discounted
rates.

The conference is the product of thousands of hours of volunteer effort
and we can always use more help, both in preparing for the conference
and during the conference itself. So, if you want to assist (staffing a
hospitality or registration desk, stuffing envelopes, introducing speakers
and moderating sessions and a lot more), please let us know by emailing
us at volunteers@slc2007.org.

See you in SLC this Summer!
Hal Bookbinder and Mike Brenner, Conference Co-Chairs


Synagogues and Cemeteries in Karlsruhe and Adelsheim. #germany

Phyllis Durra <meldrum@...>
 

Dear GerSiggers,

I would very much wish to be in touch with the Administrators of Records of
Jewish Births, Marriages and Deaths in Karlsruhe, Adelsheim, Reutlingen and
Ettlingen. I have already communicated with several Karlsruhe City Archives
who have responded most comprehensively and have been most helpful, however
apparently their Jewish Records do not go back further than 1810. Would there
be anyway to access the Records of Synagogues and Cemeteries in these Cities ?
Kindly supply their Websites and Emails. Grateful Thanks.

Ernie Durra. Cape Town. South Africa. Email: meldrum@absamail.co.za


Early American SIG #USA **Important IAJGS Conference Update** #usa

Information <information@...>
 

The program for the 27th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish
Genealogy is now online at www.slc2007.org with nearly 100 speakers
and approximately 200 lectures, breakfasts, luncheons, and computer
workshops >from which to choose. Using the "Conference Program"
button at the site will allow you to scan the entire program or to select
just the topics, SIGs or speakers that interest you the most.

from the opening session with Paul Shapiro providing the latest on
access to the holdings of ITS Archives at Bad Arolsen to the closing
Banquet with Dan Rottenberg, speaking on his book, "Finding Our
Fathers," on the 30th anniversary of its publication, the program is
rich in content, including genetics, computing and technology, archival
research, research techniques, and SIG and BOF (birds of a feather)
activities.

As we get closer to the conference there will be regular announcements
of late breaking news. Shortly, details of an exciting conference film
festival, free to registrants, will be posted on the conference website.
Be sure to sign up for the conference discussion group, hosted by
JewishGen, so that you are the first to hear about the latest conference
plans and can share your thoughts, questions and answers. You can do
this by signing up for "Salt Lake City 2007" at
www.lyris.jewishgen.org/listmanager/.

If you would like to review prior conference bulletins, they can all be
scanned at the conference website under the "Breaking News" tab.
And, the FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) tab responds to many
questions you might have about the hotel, registration, religious
services and more.

Registration can be done on-line at the website (or by printing off
and mailing in a form if you prefer). While you are registering for the
conference, you will want to sign up for some of the extra fee items,
like "Breakfasts with the Experts," SIG luncheons, the closing Banquet
and the Computer Workshops. Seating is limited in each of these
events. If you have already registered, you can use the "Registration
Update" button to add these events. You can also link to the Hilton's
special IAJGS conference website offering participants deeply discounted
rates.

The conference is the product of thousands of hours of volunteer effort
and we can always use more help, both in preparing for the conference
and during the conference itself. So, if you want to assist (staffing a
hospitality or registration desk, stuffing envelopes, introducing speakers
and moderating sessions and a lot more), please let us know by emailing
us at volunteers@slc2007.org.

See you in SLC this Summer!
Hal Bookbinder and Mike Brenner, Conference Co-Chairs


German SIG #Germany Synagogues and Cemeteries in Karlsruhe and Adelsheim. #germany

Phyllis Durra <meldrum@...>
 

Dear GerSiggers,

I would very much wish to be in touch with the Administrators of Records of
Jewish Births, Marriages and Deaths in Karlsruhe, Adelsheim, Reutlingen and
Ettlingen. I have already communicated with several Karlsruhe City Archives
who have responded most comprehensively and have been most helpful, however
apparently their Jewish Records do not go back further than 1810. Would there
be anyway to access the Records of Synagogues and Cemeteries in these Cities ?
Kindly supply their Websites and Emails. Grateful Thanks.

Ernie Durra. Cape Town. South Africa. Email: meldrum@absamail.co.za


**Important IAJGS Conference Update** #germany

Information <information@...>
 

The program for the 27th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish
Genealogy is now online at www.slc2007.org with nearly 100 speakers
and approximately 200 lectures, breakfasts, luncheons, and computer
workshops >from which to choose. Using the "Conference Program"
button at the site will allow you to scan the entire program or to select
just the topics, SIGs or speakers that interest you the most.

from the opening session with Paul Shapiro providing the latest on
access to the holdings of ITS Archives at Bad Arolsen to the closing
Banquet with Dan Rottenberg, speaking on his book, "Finding Our
Fathers," on the 30th anniversary of its publication, the program is
rich in content, including genetics, computing and technology, archival
research, research techniques, and SIG and BOF (birds of a feather)
activities.

As we get closer to the conference there will be regular announcements
of late breaking news. Shortly, details of an exciting conference film
festival, free to registrants, will be posted on the conference website.
Be sure to sign up for the conference discussion group, hosted by
JewishGen, so that you are the first to hear about the latest conference
plans and can share your thoughts, questions and answers. You can do
this by signing up for "Salt Lake City 2007" at
www.lyris.jewishgen.org/listmanager/.

If you would like to review prior conference bulletins, they can all be
scanned at the conference website under the "Breaking News" tab.
And, the FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) tab responds to many
questions you might have about the hotel, registration, religious
services and more.

Registration can be done on-line at the website (or by printing off
and mailing in a form if you prefer). While you are registering for the
conference, you will want to sign up for some of the extra fee items,
like "Breakfasts with the Experts," SIG luncheons, the closing Banquet
and the Computer Workshops. Seating is limited in each of these
events. If you have already registered, you can use the "Registration
Update" button to add these events. You can also link to the Hilton's special
IAJGS conference website offering participants deeply discounted rates.

The conference is the product of thousands of hours of volunteer effort
and we can always use more help, both in preparing for the conference
and during the conference itself. So, if you want to assist (staffing a
hospitality or registration desk, stuffing envelopes, introducing speakers
and moderating sessions and a lot more), please let us know by emailing
us at volunteers@slc2007.org.

See you in SLC this Summer!
Hal Bookbinder and Mike Brenner, Conference Co-Chairs


German SIG #Germany **Important IAJGS Conference Update** #germany

Information <information@...>
 

The program for the 27th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish
Genealogy is now online at www.slc2007.org with nearly 100 speakers
and approximately 200 lectures, breakfasts, luncheons, and computer
workshops >from which to choose. Using the "Conference Program"
button at the site will allow you to scan the entire program or to select
just the topics, SIGs or speakers that interest you the most.

from the opening session with Paul Shapiro providing the latest on
access to the holdings of ITS Archives at Bad Arolsen to the closing
Banquet with Dan Rottenberg, speaking on his book, "Finding Our
Fathers," on the 30th anniversary of its publication, the program is
rich in content, including genetics, computing and technology, archival
research, research techniques, and SIG and BOF (birds of a feather)
activities.

As we get closer to the conference there will be regular announcements
of late breaking news. Shortly, details of an exciting conference film
festival, free to registrants, will be posted on the conference website.
Be sure to sign up for the conference discussion group, hosted by
JewishGen, so that you are the first to hear about the latest conference
plans and can share your thoughts, questions and answers. You can do
this by signing up for "Salt Lake City 2007" at
www.lyris.jewishgen.org/listmanager/.

If you would like to review prior conference bulletins, they can all be
scanned at the conference website under the "Breaking News" tab.
And, the FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) tab responds to many
questions you might have about the hotel, registration, religious
services and more.

Registration can be done on-line at the website (or by printing off
and mailing in a form if you prefer). While you are registering for the
conference, you will want to sign up for some of the extra fee items,
like "Breakfasts with the Experts," SIG luncheons, the closing Banquet
and the Computer Workshops. Seating is limited in each of these
events. If you have already registered, you can use the "Registration
Update" button to add these events. You can also link to the Hilton's special
IAJGS conference website offering participants deeply discounted rates.

The conference is the product of thousands of hours of volunteer effort
and we can always use more help, both in preparing for the conference
and during the conference itself. So, if you want to assist (staffing a
hospitality or registration desk, stuffing envelopes, introducing speakers
and moderating sessions and a lot more), please let us know by emailing
us at volunteers@slc2007.org.

See you in SLC this Summer!
Hal Bookbinder and Mike Brenner, Conference Co-Chairs


**Important IAJGS Conference Update** #yiddish

Information <information@...>
 

The program for the 27th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish
Genealogy is now online at www.slc2007.org with nearly 100 speakers
and approximately 200 lectures, breakfasts, luncheons, and computer
workshops >from which to choose. Using the "Conference Program"
button at the site will allow you to scan the entire program or to select
just the topics, SIGs or speakers that interest you the most.

from the opening session with Paul Shapiro providing the latest on
access to the holdings of ITS Archives at Bad Arolsen to the closing
Banquet with Dan Rottenberg, speaking on his book, "Finding Our
Fathers," on the 30th anniversary of its publication, the program is
rich in content, including genetics, computing and technology, archival
research, research techniques, and SIG and BOF (birds of a feather)
activities.

As we get closer to the conference there will be regular announcements
of late breaking news. Shortly, details of an exciting conference film
festival, free to registrants, will be posted on the conference website.
Be sure to sign up for the conference discussion group, hosted by
JewishGen, so that you are the first to hear about the latest conference
plans and can share your thoughts, questions and answers. You can do
this by signing up for "Salt Lake City 2007" at
www.lyris.jewishgen.org/listmanager/.

If you would like to review prior conference bulletins, they can all be
scanned at the conference website under the "Breaking News" tab.
And, the FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) tab responds to many
questions you might have about the hotel, registration, religious
services and more.

Registration can be done on-line at the website (or by printing off
and mailing in a form if you prefer). While you are registering for the
conference, you will want to sign up for some of the extra fee items,
like "Breakfasts with the Experts," SIG luncheons, the closing Banquet
and the Computer Workshops. Seating is limited in each of these
events. If you have already registered, you can use the "Registration
Update" button to add these events. You can also link to the Hilton's
special IAJGS conference website offering participants deeply discounted
rates.

The conference is the product of thousands of hours of volunteer effort
and we can always use more help, both in preparing for the conference
and during the conference itself. So, if you want to assist (staffing a
hospitality or registration desk, stuffing envelopes, introducing speakers
and moderating sessions and a lot more), please let us know by emailing
us at volunteers@slc2007.org.

See you in SLC this Summer!
Hal Bookbinder and Mike Brenner, Conference Co-Chairs


Yiddish Theatre and Vadeville #YiddishTheatre **Important IAJGS Conference Update** #yiddish

Information <information@...>
 

The program for the 27th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish
Genealogy is now online at www.slc2007.org with nearly 100 speakers
and approximately 200 lectures, breakfasts, luncheons, and computer
workshops >from which to choose. Using the "Conference Program"
button at the site will allow you to scan the entire program or to select
just the topics, SIGs or speakers that interest you the most.

from the opening session with Paul Shapiro providing the latest on
access to the holdings of ITS Archives at Bad Arolsen to the closing
Banquet with Dan Rottenberg, speaking on his book, "Finding Our
Fathers," on the 30th anniversary of its publication, the program is
rich in content, including genetics, computing and technology, archival
research, research techniques, and SIG and BOF (birds of a feather)
activities.

As we get closer to the conference there will be regular announcements
of late breaking news. Shortly, details of an exciting conference film
festival, free to registrants, will be posted on the conference website.
Be sure to sign up for the conference discussion group, hosted by
JewishGen, so that you are the first to hear about the latest conference
plans and can share your thoughts, questions and answers. You can do
this by signing up for "Salt Lake City 2007" at
www.lyris.jewishgen.org/listmanager/.

If you would like to review prior conference bulletins, they can all be
scanned at the conference website under the "Breaking News" tab.
And, the FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) tab responds to many
questions you might have about the hotel, registration, religious
services and more.

Registration can be done on-line at the website (or by printing off
and mailing in a form if you prefer). While you are registering for the
conference, you will want to sign up for some of the extra fee items,
like "Breakfasts with the Experts," SIG luncheons, the closing Banquet
and the Computer Workshops. Seating is limited in each of these
events. If you have already registered, you can use the "Registration
Update" button to add these events. You can also link to the Hilton's
special IAJGS conference website offering participants deeply discounted
rates.

The conference is the product of thousands of hours of volunteer effort
and we can always use more help, both in preparing for the conference
and during the conference itself. So, if you want to assist (staffing a
hospitality or registration desk, stuffing envelopes, introducing speakers
and moderating sessions and a lot more), please let us know by emailing
us at volunteers@slc2007.org.

See you in SLC this Summer!
Hal Bookbinder and Mike Brenner, Conference Co-Chairs