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State of Georgia (U.S.) Posts 1919-1927 death certificates on-line #general

jan meisels allen <janmallen@...>
 

The Georgia Archives (U.S.) have posted on-line Death Certificates >from 1919-1927.
The collection also includes a number of certificates predating 1919, mostly >from
1917 and 1918. http://content.sos.state.ga.us/cdm4/gadeaths.php

Uniform statewide registration of deaths (and births) did not begin until 1919
although the law requiring registration was enacted in 1914.

This collection was scanned by the Genealogical Society of Utah >from microfilm of
death certificates held by the Georgia Archives. The certificates were indexed by
Genealogical Society of Utah volunteers. Death dates were indexed only if a death
date appeared in item 16 on the death certificate- they were not extrapolated >from
other information on the certificate.

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


Trakai District Research Group #lithuania

Jose Gutstein
 

Now that the Trakai District Research Group has completed the 1858 Revision
List and the 1874 Alphabetical Males List, and is nearing completion with
the 1834 Revision List, I have created an inventory of other records for the
towns in the Trakai District.

These towns include: Alytus, Butrimonys, Darsuniskis, Daugai, Jieznas,
Merkine, Nemunaitis, Punia, Ratnycia, Stakliskes, Trakai, Valkininkai,
Varena, Vievis, Zasliai and Ziezmariai

http://www.gutstein.net/trakai/record-inventory.htm

The list is a tentative one of the records that are possibly available. I
say "possibly" because only with a manual check at the Lithuanian Archives
can one know for sure. And for those that list dates with a slash mark (i.e.
Zasliai 1857/1905) it is not clear exactly what is available either. The
thinking is that a town listed as such has some entries >from the years in
between, at periodic intervals, but certainly not for every year of the span
in question.

Unlike most districts in Kaunas Gubernia, which have large collections of
records in both the Kaunas Regional Archives and the Vilnius State
Historical Archives, the Trakai District has a much smaller inventory housed
only in the Vilnius archives. This makes it essential that we acquire and
translate every available list for every town in the District.

To this end the research effort has been moving forward quickly with
translations and distributions. But I cannot keep up the momentum unless
further donations replace the funds being spent. Please consider joining the
Trakai District Research Group with a minimum donation of $100. You will
receive all of the files translated to date in user-friendly Excel
spreadsheets, as well as all future translations generated >from available
funds.

Please visit the Trakai District website for a peek into our project and
feel free to ask me any questions.

http://www.gutstein.net/trakai/index.htm

Contributions can be made online by going to http://www.litvaksig.org and to
"Become a Contributor." In the "District Research" option select TRAKAI from
the drop-down list, and enter your shtetl(s) of interest in the box to the
right.

Please help the Trakai District grow in size and in achievements.

...............................
Jose Gutstein
Trakai District Research Group Coordinator
E-Mail: Gutstein@bellsouth.net
Kaunas web page: http://www.gutstein.net/kaunas/kaunas-home.htm
Zasliai web page: http://www.gutstein.net/zasliai/zasliai-home.htm
Zeimiai web page: http://www.gutstein.net/zeimiai/zeimiai-home.htm


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen State of Georgia (U.S.) Posts 1919-1927 death certificates on-line #general

jan meisels allen <janmallen@...>
 

The Georgia Archives (U.S.) have posted on-line Death Certificates >from 1919-1927.
The collection also includes a number of certificates predating 1919, mostly >from
1917 and 1918. http://content.sos.state.ga.us/cdm4/gadeaths.php

Uniform statewide registration of deaths (and births) did not begin until 1919
although the law requiring registration was enacted in 1914.

This collection was scanned by the Genealogical Society of Utah >from microfilm of
death certificates held by the Georgia Archives. The certificates were indexed by
Genealogical Society of Utah volunteers. Death dates were indexed only if a death
date appeared in item 16 on the death certificate- they were not extrapolated >from
other information on the certificate.

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


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Trakai District Research Group #lithuania

Jose Gutstein
 

Now that the Trakai District Research Group has completed the 1858 Revision
List and the 1874 Alphabetical Males List, and is nearing completion with
the 1834 Revision List, I have created an inventory of other records for the
towns in the Trakai District.

These towns include: Alytus, Butrimonys, Darsuniskis, Daugai, Jieznas,
Merkine, Nemunaitis, Punia, Ratnycia, Stakliskes, Trakai, Valkininkai,
Varena, Vievis, Zasliai and Ziezmariai

http://www.gutstein.net/trakai/record-inventory.htm

The list is a tentative one of the records that are possibly available. I
say "possibly" because only with a manual check at the Lithuanian Archives
can one know for sure. And for those that list dates with a slash mark (i.e.
Zasliai 1857/1905) it is not clear exactly what is available either. The
thinking is that a town listed as such has some entries >from the years in
between, at periodic intervals, but certainly not for every year of the span
in question.

Unlike most districts in Kaunas Gubernia, which have large collections of
records in both the Kaunas Regional Archives and the Vilnius State
Historical Archives, the Trakai District has a much smaller inventory housed
only in the Vilnius archives. This makes it essential that we acquire and
translate every available list for every town in the District.

To this end the research effort has been moving forward quickly with
translations and distributions. But I cannot keep up the momentum unless
further donations replace the funds being spent. Please consider joining the
Trakai District Research Group with a minimum donation of $100. You will
receive all of the files translated to date in user-friendly Excel
spreadsheets, as well as all future translations generated >from available
funds.

Please visit the Trakai District website for a peek into our project and
feel free to ask me any questions.

http://www.gutstein.net/trakai/index.htm

Contributions can be made online by going to http://www.litvaksig.org and to
"Become a Contributor." In the "District Research" option select TRAKAI from
the drop-down list, and enter your shtetl(s) of interest in the box to the
right.

Please help the Trakai District grow in size and in achievements.

...............................
Jose Gutstein
Trakai District Research Group Coordinator
E-Mail: Gutstein@bellsouth.net
Kaunas web page: http://www.gutstein.net/kaunas/kaunas-home.htm
Zasliai web page: http://www.gutstein.net/zasliai/zasliai-home.htm
Zeimiai web page: http://www.gutstein.net/zeimiai/zeimiai-home.htm


Meeting of Illinois JGS October 21, 2007 #general

Sandra Imyak <simyak@...>
 

Subject: Meeting of Illinois JGS October 21, 2007
Place: Temple Beth Israel, 3601 W. Dempster Street, Skokie
Time: 12:30 p.m. Library Open for Research 2:00 p.m. Program
Speaker: Ginger Freres, M.L.S.
Topic: "Searching Electronic Databases" using online library catalogs
and databases.

For further information about this and future JGSI programs, visit
www.jewishgen.org/jgsi or phone 312-666-0100.

Sandra Imyak
JGSI Publicity


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Meeting of Illinois JGS October 21, 2007 #general

Sandra Imyak <simyak@...>
 

Subject: Meeting of Illinois JGS October 21, 2007
Place: Temple Beth Israel, 3601 W. Dempster Street, Skokie
Time: 12:30 p.m. Library Open for Research 2:00 p.m. Program
Speaker: Ginger Freres, M.L.S.
Topic: "Searching Electronic Databases" using online library catalogs
and databases.

For further information about this and future JGSI programs, visit
www.jewishgen.org/jgsi or phone 312-666-0100.

Sandra Imyak
JGSI Publicity


Searching for Ruchul SCHLACKMAN in Jerusalem #general

Darren Dalcher <D.Dalcher@...>
 

Dear Genners,

I recently learned that my gg-grandmother Ruchul SCHLACKMAN (nee VASSERMAN) >from
Pinsk, died in Jerusalem around March 19th, 1928 and is buried on the Mount of
Olives. I understand >from relatives that this was arranged through the Ashkenzi
Chevra Kadisha. I also discovered that her Matzevah was re-done after the Six Day
War. Are there still likely to be any records related to the original burial? If
so, are they likely to list her parents, or at least her father (as I have
absolutely no information about either one of them)? Is there any way of finding
the Matzevah (and the names on it)?

Any help, or suggestions, would be greatly appreciated. Please respond privately by
email to (d.dalcher@mdx.ac.uk).

Many many thanks,
Darren
Prof. Darren Dalcher (d.dalcher@mdx.ac.uk) London, UK

Researching: DALCHER/DOLCHER(Zamosc, Tarnogrod), SZTAJNWURCEL (Tomaszow-Lubelski,
Dubienka), SZTERN (Krasnystaw, Chelm), MAJMAN (Szczebrzeszyn), LEDERMAN
(Tarnogrod), FAJL (Zamosc, Tomaszow-Lubelski), ROZENFELD (Tomaszow-Lubelski)
Pinsk: BANKOWSKI, GINZBURG, SHLACKMAN, WASSERMAN


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching for Ruchul SCHLACKMAN in Jerusalem #general

Darren Dalcher <D.Dalcher@...>
 

Dear Genners,

I recently learned that my gg-grandmother Ruchul SCHLACKMAN (nee VASSERMAN) >from
Pinsk, died in Jerusalem around March 19th, 1928 and is buried on the Mount of
Olives. I understand >from relatives that this was arranged through the Ashkenzi
Chevra Kadisha. I also discovered that her Matzevah was re-done after the Six Day
War. Are there still likely to be any records related to the original burial? If
so, are they likely to list her parents, or at least her father (as I have
absolutely no information about either one of them)? Is there any way of finding
the Matzevah (and the names on it)?

Any help, or suggestions, would be greatly appreciated. Please respond privately by
email to (d.dalcher@mdx.ac.uk).

Many many thanks,
Darren
Prof. Darren Dalcher (d.dalcher@mdx.ac.uk) London, UK

Researching: DALCHER/DOLCHER(Zamosc, Tarnogrod), SZTAJNWURCEL (Tomaszow-Lubelski,
Dubienka), SZTERN (Krasnystaw, Chelm), MAJMAN (Szczebrzeszyn), LEDERMAN
(Tarnogrod), FAJL (Zamosc, Tomaszow-Lubelski), ROZENFELD (Tomaszow-Lubelski)
Pinsk: BANKOWSKI, GINZBURG, SHLACKMAN, WASSERMAN


Re: Atira: Hebrew name origins and earliest use #general

Elan <elanc@...>
 

In addition to the explanations already offered, the word atira
Ayin-Tav-Yod-Resh-Heh can be interpreted as the female form of an adjective meaning
rich, abundant. That would not be a terrible choice for a modern Hebrew name,
although I've never heard it before. I've heard Ashira, which has a similar
meaning (rich), so what's wrong with Atira?

Elan Caspi
El Cerrito, CA

Susan Fifer wrote:

Someone has asked me about the female name Atira, which originates >from the
Hebrew for 'prayer.' She wanted to know if the name was biblical in origin
and what were the earliest references to its use or whether the usage is modern.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Atira: Hebrew name origins and earliest use #general

Elan <elanc@...>
 

In addition to the explanations already offered, the word atira
Ayin-Tav-Yod-Resh-Heh can be interpreted as the female form of an adjective meaning
rich, abundant. That would not be a terrible choice for a modern Hebrew name,
although I've never heard it before. I've heard Ashira, which has a similar
meaning (rich), so what's wrong with Atira?

Elan Caspi
El Cerrito, CA

Susan Fifer wrote:

Someone has asked me about the female name Atira, which originates >from the
Hebrew for 'prayer.' She wanted to know if the name was biblical in origin
and what were the earliest references to its use or whether the usage is modern.


emigration from "Russia" to U.S. #general

Sharon R. Korn <s.r.korn@...>
 

My grandparents and some great-grandparents all emigrated between 1898 and 1908
from what was then Russia to the U.S. I have found manifests for the ships they
took >from different cities (Bremen, Rotterdam, Liverpool, Antwerp) to Ellis Island,
but they needed to travel by some means to those cities. They could have used a
combination of railroads and ships. In one case, part of the journey was via a
farmer's wagon, in another case on foot. I would like to estimate how long their
total journeys might have taken >from what are now western Lithuania and a small
town 190 km (about 120 miles) west of Kiev. Has anyone researched this subject?

Sharon Block Korn
San Diego, CA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen emigration from "Russia" to U.S. #general

Sharon R. Korn <s.r.korn@...>
 

My grandparents and some great-grandparents all emigrated between 1898 and 1908
from what was then Russia to the U.S. I have found manifests for the ships they
took >from different cities (Bremen, Rotterdam, Liverpool, Antwerp) to Ellis Island,
but they needed to travel by some means to those cities. They could have used a
combination of railroads and ships. In one case, part of the journey was via a
farmer's wagon, in another case on foot. I would like to estimate how long their
total journeys might have taken >from what are now western Lithuania and a small
town 190 km (about 120 miles) west of Kiev. Has anyone researched this subject?

Sharon Block Korn
San Diego, CA


Re: Terrapole Chasson Russia #general

Alexander Sharon
 

Bruce Dumes wrote:
I have a relative who's WW1 Draft Registration indicates he was >from a
place that appears to read "Terrapole Chasson Russia". I can find no
place like this with any spelling variants that I have tried.
Bruce,

It actually reads: Tiraspol, Cherson (Kherson) [Guberniya], Russia
This large Jewish Bessarabian town is currently located in Moldova
-
Regards,
Alexander Sharon
Calgary, Ab


Found Albertina Piterbarg #general

susan lieberman <viukerville@...>
 

Due to the kindness of several Jewish Gen folk I have an up to date
telephone number and email for Albertina.

Thank you everyone!
Susan VIUKER Lieberman Landau


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Terrapole Chasson Russia #general

Alexander Sharon
 

Bruce Dumes wrote:
I have a relative who's WW1 Draft Registration indicates he was >from a
place that appears to read "Terrapole Chasson Russia". I can find no
place like this with any spelling variants that I have tried.
Bruce,

It actually reads: Tiraspol, Cherson (Kherson) [Guberniya], Russia
This large Jewish Bessarabian town is currently located in Moldova
-
Regards,
Alexander Sharon
Calgary, Ab


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Found Albertina Piterbarg #general

susan lieberman <viukerville@...>
 

Due to the kindness of several Jewish Gen folk I have an up to date
telephone number and email for Albertina.

Thank you everyone!
Susan VIUKER Lieberman Landau


Searching the name of a submitter of POT #general

Eve Line Blum <eve.line.blum@...>
 

I found a Page of Testimony, on the website of Yad Vashem, the submitter of which
seems to live in Israel. I'm looking for someone who would be willing to
tranliterate the Hebrew script with the name of the person who filled that POT only
two years ago. Please respond privately and I'll send the POT as an attachment.
--
Eve Line Blum-Cherchevsky
Besancon (France)
http://www.convoi73.org
and also
Cercle de Genealogie Juive (International JGS in Paris)
http://www.genealoj.org


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching the name of a submitter of POT #general

Eve Line Blum <eve.line.blum@...>
 

I found a Page of Testimony, on the website of Yad Vashem, the submitter of which
seems to live in Israel. I'm looking for someone who would be willing to
tranliterate the Hebrew script with the name of the person who filled that POT only
two years ago. Please respond privately and I'll send the POT as an attachment.
--
Eve Line Blum-Cherchevsky
Besancon (France)
http://www.convoi73.org
and also
Cercle de Genealogie Juive (International JGS in Paris)
http://www.genealoj.org


Re: Contacting Albertina PITERBARG #general

Carlos Glikson
 

Joe Fibel made the suggestion - when trying to reach someone overseas or locally
(the U.S is overseas for me!) - of contacting local Jewish Genealogical Societies,
after identifying them through the International Association of Jewish Genealogical
Societies site www.iajgs.org

Irrespective of Joe's valuable suggestion, and just to avoid duplication of efforts
in this particular case, please allow me to say that the contact with Albertina
PITERBARG is already solved, and the contact information has been shared privately.

Carlos Glikson
Buenos Aires, Argentina


Confusion over surnames #lithuania

Howard Margol
 

<< From: Shulamit <singingsandy2004@yahoo.com>
According to Herman Rosenthal in the Jewish
Encyclopedia of 1901 it was common practice in the
early 19th century for a man to adopt surname of his
father-in-law after marriage rather than using his
father's surname.
Apparently it was only later that women began to adopt
their husband's surnames after marriage. >>

With all due respect to Herman Rosenthal, I doubt if
the practice was all that common. In Eastern Europe,
up until about 1792, Jews did not have surnames. After
that, they were forced to adopt surnames but it was not
a universal practice until about 1834.

In some cases, a male Jew married a female whose father
was wealthy. To curry favor with his new father-in-law, the
groom occasionally took the surname of his father-in-law. This was
also done if the wealthy Jew had no sons and he wanted to continue
the family surname.

I would hardly call this a common practice.

Howard Margol
Atlanta, Georgia