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Jewish Refugees in Tashkent WW2 #galicia

Abuwasta Abuwasta
 

Dear Genners and Siggers,

Would like to draw your attention to the list of Jewish refugees
in Tashkent during WW2.

http://resources.ushmm.org/uzbekrefugees/name_list.php#top

The list was compiled by the Holocaust Museum in Washington (USHMM).
It is very extensive. No soundex but you can click the first three
letters of the city of origin and it might help. Relevant mainly for
Jews >from Poland and the Ukraine including of course Galicia and
Polish Jews who escaped >from Germany after 1938.

Jacob Rosen
Amman, Jordan


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Jewish Refugees in Tashkent WW2 #galicia

Abuwasta Abuwasta
 

Dear Genners and Siggers,

Would like to draw your attention to the list of Jewish refugees
in Tashkent during WW2.

http://resources.ushmm.org/uzbekrefugees/name_list.php#top

The list was compiled by the Holocaust Museum in Washington (USHMM).
It is very extensive. No soundex but you can click the first three
letters of the city of origin and it might help. Relevant mainly for
Jews >from Poland and the Ukraine including of course Galicia and
Polish Jews who escaped >from Germany after 1938.

Jacob Rosen
Amman, Jordan


Re: Italian Gen Group databases #general

Jan Groshan <jangro@...>
 

The German Gen Group has one too ......
http://www.germangenealogygroup.com/default.htm
Sometimes you need to check both to find what you're looking for .....

"Michael Horowitz" wrote

I imagine you've all seen these databases developed by the Italian Gen Group?
at http://www.italiangen.org/databaselist.stm
Unfortunately, the databases are incomplete, but it made my mouth water.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Italian Gen Group databases #general

Jan Groshan <jangro@...>
 

The German Gen Group has one too ......
http://www.germangenealogygroup.com/default.htm
Sometimes you need to check both to find what you're looking for .....

"Michael Horowitz" wrote

I imagine you've all seen these databases developed by the Italian Gen Group?
at http://www.italiangen.org/databaselist.stm
Unfortunately, the databases are incomplete, but it made my mouth water.


Re Spoiled #general

Sally Goodman <sbgoody@...>
 

While the previously-mentioned suggestions of "going" outside the web to do
research are all excellent, the most obvious one has not yet been mentioned
- attending the 27th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy,
July 15-20 in Salt Lake City.

Not only is a Conference in itself a marvelous learning tool, this year's is
being held in the city that holds the most fabulous genealogy "candy store"
(Gary Mokotoff's term) in the world, the Family History Library:

"The collection includes over 2.4 million rolls of microfilmed genealogical
records; 742,000 microfiche; 310,000 books, serials, and other formats;
4,500 periodicals; 700 electronic resources.

"The International Genealogical Index database contains approximately 600
million names of deceased individuals" (Christian and Jewish birth, marriage
and death records).

"The Pedigree Resource File database contains over 80 million names that are
linked into families.

"Records available are >from the United States, Canada, the British Isles,
Europe, Latin America, Asia, and Africa.

"In 2003, the collection increased monthly by an average of 4,100 rolls of
film, 700 books, and 16 electronic resources.

"A majority of the records contain information about persons who lived
before 1930.

"Approximately 200 cameras are currently microfilming records in over 45
countries. Records have been filmed in over 110 countries, territories, and
possessions.

There are:
202 patron computers
509 microfilm readers
36 microfiche readers
28 microfilm and microfiche copiers
4 microfilm scanners
15 book copiers
Seating capacity for 396 at tables
Orientation and research classes

If you don't know the site, go to www.familysearch.org to learn more about
the Library and its holdings.

If you have not yet registered for the Conference, go to www.slc2007.org,
read all about it, register and join hundreds of your fellow Jewish
genealogists at the genealogical capital of the world!

"The conference will provide:

World-renowned speakers,
Daily Jewish Film Festival,
Special Interest Group (SIG) programming,
Computer Genealogy Track,
Computer Workshops,
Free WIFI Access,
Breakfast with the experts,
Special Photographic Exhibits,
On-site Resource Room and
Genealogical Vendors
And more...
The convention site is the Hilton Salt Lake City Center."

Come a few days early or stay a few days longer to take advantage of the
Library and its holdings. I promise you, the 5-day Conference and your
research in the Library will be a genealogy experience like none other.

I am not on any Board, I am not a speaker. I am just a more-than-satisfied
genealogist who has attended many conferences where I have made many friends
with whom I have shared research stories and frustrations and learned a lot.

Sally Goodman
Palm Springs/LA, CA
sbgoody@usa.net


LEVKOFF Family Reunion #general

Ann M. Hellman <hellmana@...>
 

The Henry Israel and Hannah PIATIGORSKY LEVKOFF family, who arrived in the
United States >from Kiev and environs in 1881, is having a 125th year reunion
in Charleston SC on May 11,12 and 13, 2007. We know we have missed some
family members, unintentionally, and want to invite you before you have to
wait another 125 years. If you are descended >from Jacob (PIATIGORSKY) JACOBS
and any of his 5 daughters (one of whom was Hannah and her husband, Henry
LEVKOFF) who also immigrated in 1881 please get in touch.

Ann Meddin Hellman
Charleston, SC
hellmana@bellsouth.net

Researching: PIATIGORSKY/ JACOBS Kiev, Kishnev, Ukraine
LEVKOFF Berdichev, Ukraine
MEDINSKI/ MEDIN/ MEDDIN/ TENNENBAUM Kolonia Yakowlew, Belarus
JARINKES/ YARINKES, Drohiczyan, Belarus;
FEINTUCH Warshava, Poland; RUBIN/ FRANK Radoshkovichi, Belarus
HELLMAN, Riga, Latvia; ZIMANSKY Filipov, Poland; TEWEL Austria


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re Spoiled #general

Sally Goodman <sbgoody@...>
 

While the previously-mentioned suggestions of "going" outside the web to do
research are all excellent, the most obvious one has not yet been mentioned
- attending the 27th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy,
July 15-20 in Salt Lake City.

Not only is a Conference in itself a marvelous learning tool, this year's is
being held in the city that holds the most fabulous genealogy "candy store"
(Gary Mokotoff's term) in the world, the Family History Library:

"The collection includes over 2.4 million rolls of microfilmed genealogical
records; 742,000 microfiche; 310,000 books, serials, and other formats;
4,500 periodicals; 700 electronic resources.

"The International Genealogical Index database contains approximately 600
million names of deceased individuals" (Christian and Jewish birth, marriage
and death records).

"The Pedigree Resource File database contains over 80 million names that are
linked into families.

"Records available are >from the United States, Canada, the British Isles,
Europe, Latin America, Asia, and Africa.

"In 2003, the collection increased monthly by an average of 4,100 rolls of
film, 700 books, and 16 electronic resources.

"A majority of the records contain information about persons who lived
before 1930.

"Approximately 200 cameras are currently microfilming records in over 45
countries. Records have been filmed in over 110 countries, territories, and
possessions.

There are:
202 patron computers
509 microfilm readers
36 microfiche readers
28 microfilm and microfiche copiers
4 microfilm scanners
15 book copiers
Seating capacity for 396 at tables
Orientation and research classes

If you don't know the site, go to www.familysearch.org to learn more about
the Library and its holdings.

If you have not yet registered for the Conference, go to www.slc2007.org,
read all about it, register and join hundreds of your fellow Jewish
genealogists at the genealogical capital of the world!

"The conference will provide:

World-renowned speakers,
Daily Jewish Film Festival,
Special Interest Group (SIG) programming,
Computer Genealogy Track,
Computer Workshops,
Free WIFI Access,
Breakfast with the experts,
Special Photographic Exhibits,
On-site Resource Room and
Genealogical Vendors
And more...
The convention site is the Hilton Salt Lake City Center."

Come a few days early or stay a few days longer to take advantage of the
Library and its holdings. I promise you, the 5-day Conference and your
research in the Library will be a genealogy experience like none other.

I am not on any Board, I am not a speaker. I am just a more-than-satisfied
genealogist who has attended many conferences where I have made many friends
with whom I have shared research stories and frustrations and learned a lot.

Sally Goodman
Palm Springs/LA, CA
sbgoody@usa.net


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen LEVKOFF Family Reunion #general

Ann M. Hellman <hellmana@...>
 

The Henry Israel and Hannah PIATIGORSKY LEVKOFF family, who arrived in the
United States >from Kiev and environs in 1881, is having a 125th year reunion
in Charleston SC on May 11,12 and 13, 2007. We know we have missed some
family members, unintentionally, and want to invite you before you have to
wait another 125 years. If you are descended >from Jacob (PIATIGORSKY) JACOBS
and any of his 5 daughters (one of whom was Hannah and her husband, Henry
LEVKOFF) who also immigrated in 1881 please get in touch.

Ann Meddin Hellman
Charleston, SC
hellmana@bellsouth.net

Researching: PIATIGORSKY/ JACOBS Kiev, Kishnev, Ukraine
LEVKOFF Berdichev, Ukraine
MEDINSKI/ MEDIN/ MEDDIN/ TENNENBAUM Kolonia Yakowlew, Belarus
JARINKES/ YARINKES, Drohiczyan, Belarus;
FEINTUCH Warshava, Poland; RUBIN/ FRANK Radoshkovichi, Belarus
HELLMAN, Riga, Latvia; ZIMANSKY Filipov, Poland; TEWEL Austria


Translating Polish to English #general

Janice and Stanley <jsyelnat@...>
 

I received a report direct >from Polish Archives in Suwalki concerning great
grandparent.....that is the good news, but it was all in Polish....

I am looking for someone to translate it.

Stan Wyll
Dallas, Tx


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Translating Polish to English #general

Janice and Stanley <jsyelnat@...>
 

I received a report direct >from Polish Archives in Suwalki concerning great
grandparent.....that is the good news, but it was all in Polish....

I am looking for someone to translate it.

Stan Wyll
Dallas, Tx


DASKAL/GEWIRTZ relatives #general

david maymon <dudumd@...>
 

Dear Genners,
I am trying to find family relatives of the deceased GEWIRTZ Helena who
was a holocaust survivor.
If anyone knows of relatives, I would be pleased to hear >from them.
Enclosed full record details :
Last name: GEWIRTZ - First name: Helena ,Chaia Rachel
Maiden name: DASKAL
Father First name: Rafual
Date of Birth:7/12/1914 - Date of Death: 8/2/1992
Place during WWII :Bistritza, Transylvania, Romania
Place of Birth: Egeres, Hungary - Place of Death: Austria
Many Thanks
David Maymon


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen DASKAL/GEWIRTZ relatives #general

david maymon <dudumd@...>
 

Dear Genners,
I am trying to find family relatives of the deceased GEWIRTZ Helena who
was a holocaust survivor.
If anyone knows of relatives, I would be pleased to hear >from them.
Enclosed full record details :
Last name: GEWIRTZ - First name: Helena ,Chaia Rachel
Maiden name: DASKAL
Father First name: Rafual
Date of Birth:7/12/1914 - Date of Death: 8/2/1992
Place during WWII :Bistritza, Transylvania, Romania
Place of Birth: Egeres, Hungary - Place of Death: Austria
Many Thanks
David Maymon


KATZ in Zvil [Novogrod-Volynsk] #general

Robert W. Kraft <bobbyalice@...>
 

I am trying to find information concerning the maiden name of the mother of
two sisters >from Zvil, [Novograd-Volynsk]. Her married name was KATZ

Ths sisters names are:
Fanny Katz,b. (c) 1879, [married Wolfe Landa in Dnepropvesk Ukraine]
Dora Katz, b.1881, [married Nathan Posner in Winnipeg Canada]

Both sisters immigrated to Winnipeg Canada c. 1900

(I realize this is a stab in the dark but I have run out of ideas on how to
find this information which would connect families I am researching.)

Bob Kraft
bobbyalice@hotmail.com

Researching:
Temes, Thomas, Laschinofsky, Hockman, Firestein Lesberg ,Landa, and Posner
in Ukraine;
Kraft, Kravchik, Volanski in Belarus;
Segalsky, Rom, Rome, Wener, Viner in Lithuania.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen KATZ in Zvil [Novogrod-Volynsk] #general

Robert W. Kraft <bobbyalice@...>
 

I am trying to find information concerning the maiden name of the mother of
two sisters >from Zvil, [Novograd-Volynsk]. Her married name was KATZ

Ths sisters names are:
Fanny Katz,b. (c) 1879, [married Wolfe Landa in Dnepropvesk Ukraine]
Dora Katz, b.1881, [married Nathan Posner in Winnipeg Canada]

Both sisters immigrated to Winnipeg Canada c. 1900

(I realize this is a stab in the dark but I have run out of ideas on how to
find this information which would connect families I am researching.)

Bob Kraft
bobbyalice@hotmail.com

Researching:
Temes, Thomas, Laschinofsky, Hockman, Firestein Lesberg ,Landa, and Posner
in Ukraine;
Kraft, Kravchik, Volanski in Belarus;
Segalsky, Rom, Rome, Wener, Viner in Lithuania.


Re: Source citation examples for PSA/LDS Polish Records? #general

Bev <bevshul@...>
 

I wonder what would be an appropriate way to cite sources >from PSA or LDS
vital documents (Birth, Marriage, Death) in your genealogical reports.

Can somebody suggest citation examples? We should likely consider different
instances like (1) Database Entry but no actual document produced (2)
Document received >from the PSA or copy >from the LDS microfilm.
--
Yaacov Slizak
Ennis, Co.Clare, Ireland
This is a pretty good guide for citing sources:
http://www.genealogy.com/19_wylie.html

Beverly Shulster
Yehud, Israel


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Source citation examples for PSA/LDS Polish Records? #general

Bev <bevshul@...>
 

I wonder what would be an appropriate way to cite sources >from PSA or LDS
vital documents (Birth, Marriage, Death) in your genealogical reports.

Can somebody suggest citation examples? We should likely consider different
instances like (1) Database Entry but no actual document produced (2)
Document received >from the PSA or copy >from the LDS microfilm.
--
Yaacov Slizak
Ennis, Co.Clare, Ireland
This is a pretty good guide for citing sources:
http://www.genealogy.com/19_wylie.html

Beverly Shulster
Yehud, Israel


Re: Spoiled? #general

Donna Dinberg <blacknus@...>
 

Nancy wrote:

As I check my daily email >from JewishGen I find it interesting the
number of posts that ask the question; "are these records available
online?" <<

<snip>

and Nancy goes on to point out some of the valuable offline resources
available to those researching their family history.

I would like to mention one additional research possibility that is
often overlooked by researchers working online.

Many libraries, archives, historical societies, genealogy societies and
other repositories world-wide have placed databases and catalogues
online. You are all familiar, for instance, with the wonderful New
York databases for naturalization and other information jointly created
by the New York Jewish and Italian genealogical societies. You also
recognize that a Google search will not reach into those databases; you
have to go to the website specifically and do a search directly within
the databases.

Well, the same thing is usually true for library catalogues, databases
of archival finding aids, smaller databases placed online by historical
societies, etc. You must go to the agency's website, find what
databases they offer, and search directly within those repositories.
Google will not find these hidden gems for you.

Here is but one example (I have e-mailed the researcher privately, in
detail, as well): There was a recent request for information about
the Hirsch Colonies in Canada. One can find quite a bit of information
for starters within the database of the Canadian Archival Information
Network (CAIN), located at
http://www.archivescanada.ca/english/index.html

A general search engine will not reach into this CAIN database. You
must go to it and perform your search.

So, if you are looking for information specific to a locality, remember
to broaden your online search to include the websites of libraries and
archives and societies in that area, and also search the databases of
the national libraries and archives serving that locality. You will
often be pleasantly surprised at what you can find online that is
beyond the reach of general search engines.

Also, don't forget that both published items and records reproduced on
microfilm are often available to you via your local public or academic
library on (yes, even international!) interlibrary loan.

Cheers, and happy searching!

Donna Dinberg
Librarian, JGS of Ottawa
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
blacknus@rogers.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Spoiled? #general

Donna Dinberg <blacknus@...>
 

Nancy wrote:

As I check my daily email >from JewishGen I find it interesting the
number of posts that ask the question; "are these records available
online?" <<

<snip>

and Nancy goes on to point out some of the valuable offline resources
available to those researching their family history.

I would like to mention one additional research possibility that is
often overlooked by researchers working online.

Many libraries, archives, historical societies, genealogy societies and
other repositories world-wide have placed databases and catalogues
online. You are all familiar, for instance, with the wonderful New
York databases for naturalization and other information jointly created
by the New York Jewish and Italian genealogical societies. You also
recognize that a Google search will not reach into those databases; you
have to go to the website specifically and do a search directly within
the databases.

Well, the same thing is usually true for library catalogues, databases
of archival finding aids, smaller databases placed online by historical
societies, etc. You must go to the agency's website, find what
databases they offer, and search directly within those repositories.
Google will not find these hidden gems for you.

Here is but one example (I have e-mailed the researcher privately, in
detail, as well): There was a recent request for information about
the Hirsch Colonies in Canada. One can find quite a bit of information
for starters within the database of the Canadian Archival Information
Network (CAIN), located at
http://www.archivescanada.ca/english/index.html

A general search engine will not reach into this CAIN database. You
must go to it and perform your search.

So, if you are looking for information specific to a locality, remember
to broaden your online search to include the websites of libraries and
archives and societies in that area, and also search the databases of
the national libraries and archives serving that locality. You will
often be pleasantly surprised at what you can find online that is
beyond the reach of general search engines.

Also, don't forget that both published items and records reproduced on
microfilm are often available to you via your local public or academic
library on (yes, even international!) interlibrary loan.

Cheers, and happy searching!

Donna Dinberg
Librarian, JGS of Ottawa
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
blacknus@rogers.com


Please help me prove my ancestors did not swim to the US #general

Robin Brown <rkb155@...>
 

First a few confessions:
- I'm relatively new to genealogy (less than a year)
- I'm a lurker...I've been reading these posts for a
while and I'm always impressed with the amount of knowledge and the generosity
of time evident in the posts, but I haven't contributed (mostly due to lack
of knowledge).
- I must come >from a long line of really good swimmers, which is what brings me
to the point of this email. I am hoping that some kind soul can point me in the
right direction. I have been scouring the immigration records and I'm having
trouble finding most of my family. If you folks can't help me, I will
just assume that my family swam here...

The Family:
1. The KOLSKY (KALSKY, KALSKI, KOLSKI) branch came >from Lodz, Poland. My
great-great grandfather, Meyer (1862-1929) (aka Yitzchak Meyer) came to New York
around 1880-1881 with his wife, Rose PARIS (1862-1919). His daughter Bessie
(1879-1968) arrived sometime between 1884 and 1892. Bessie's husband, Pincus
(1875-1943) who is also Meyer's brother (makes for an interesting looking family
tree) supposedly arrived on July 4, 1892. I can't even find a ship that arrived
on that date. Must be the day he climbed out of the water.

The KOLSKY clan changed their names to ROSENBLATT (Apparently the rich people in
the shtetl were named Rosenblatt, so they adopted that name thinking the
Americans would be impressed!), so I have been checking for both KOLSKYs and
ROSENBLATTs to no avail.

2. The KATZENBERG branch came >from Ulanov (Ulanow). My great grandfather, Jacob
(1868-1926) and his brother Sam (Samuel) (1864-1960) arrived in New York between
1885 and 1889. Jacob's wife, Esther BLATT (1870-1931) arrived >from Kolbuscov
(Kolboszower or Kulboszowa) between 1885 and 1890.

3. Max POMERANCE (POMERANTZ) (1866-1916) arrived on July 4, 1882. Ten years
earlier to the date that Pincus arrived, and I still can't find a ship that
arrived on that date. Must be the date he climbed out of the water. I don't
know where he came from/ where he was born, but I do recall my grandmother
saying he was a Litvak. He may have changed his name, but I'm not sure >from
what.. His wife, Bertha GROSSMAN (RUESMAN) (1869-1951)may have come >from Minsk.
She arrived here between 1872 and 1885.

4. Adolph SCHILDER (1862-?) arrived >from Romania somewhere between 1891 and
1900. His wife Lena (1873-?) last name unknown followed 1892-1901.

5. I won't even bother you about the MILLER's. I have so little information
about this branch, that it is more like a twig than a branch. And with a name
like MILLER, without a lot of information, it's like finding a needle in a
haystack. And the BROWNs (my other needle in a haystack) I found.

I have searched the JGFF for these families and added mine to the list.

Truly grateful for any help or guidance, especially since I made a crucial error
-- I waited until everyone who had any information about where the families came
from had past away before beginning to trace my roots. And I never asked the
right questions when they were alive.

Best Regards -
-Robin Brown
Dobbs Ferry, New York, USA


Searching for:
KOLSKY (KALSKY, KALSKI, KOLSKI) or ROSENBLATT - Lodz, Poland,
KATZENBERG - Ulanov (Ulanow). BLATT - Kolbuscov (Kolboszower or Kulboszowa) ,
POMERANCE (POMERANTZ) - Lithuania (?), GROSSMAN (RUESMAN) - Minsk,
SCHILDER - Romania, HELMAN - Russia, BROWN - England, MILLER - Russia or
Warsaw(?), SOBEL - Luko, Czechoslovakia and Stropkov, Hungary,
SCHREIBER - Luko, Czechoslovakia and Stropkov, Hungary.


overland Jewish migration in the 18th-early 20th centuries #general

GAIL SPIEGEL BILLOW <gspiegel2@...>
 

Dear All,

The Israel Genealogical Society announced that it was holding a One Day
Seminar next November on "The Wandering Jew: Jewish Migration Between
the 18th and 20th Centuries."
After posing questions in an e-mail to the moderator, she suggested I
ask you. Please share whatever you know re:

How did our ancestors travel >from their towns in eastern and central
Europe to seaports (horse and wagon, walk, train, boats on river)?
How long did the trips take? (I know it's greatly varied. I checked
online re the speed of travel of a horse and buggy
http://groups.google.com/group/misc.rural/
The information was 5-7 miles/hour, but I assume it was slower for our
ancestors who traveled with all their worldly possessions and some went
with children and babies. There were also stopover places set up by
steamship lines as well as encounters with the authorities and/or
rogues)
What experiences did they encounter? (purchasing tickets from
steamship lines, cost of tickets - dual train/steamship, passports -
legal and false, need to hide >from authorities if illegal or no papers,
smuggling across border, conditions on train especially if traveling
steerage/4th class on train, affects of weather, where/how slept along
way, victimization by dishonest innkeepers, border guards, swindlers
selling counterfeit tickets, waiting period once reach port, conditions
in dormitories set up by steamship lines)

Thanks, Gail Spiegel Billow
Florida, NY USA

Researching:
Trembowla: SPIEGEL, RINTEL; Chorostkow: BLECHER, SPIEGEL; Ulaszkowce,
Jagielnica: ALLWEIL, TAJBER; Zbaraz: BIALAZURKER, GEIST; Buczacz: KLANG;
Brzezany: SPIEGEL; Brody: RINTEL, KOLIN, LINDNER, ENGELHARDT
Lemberg/Lwow/Lviv: HIRSCH; Welica/Wieliczka: SPIEGEL; Linitz, Russian Empire
(now Ilintsy, UA): Paltilowitz; Biala Podlaska, Poland: BRODACZ
Augustow, Poland: KAHAN