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Electoral Register and naturalisation - UK #general

Aylene Gardiner <aylene@...>
 

Our ancestor, Harris Benjamin, cannot be found in the naturalisation records in the
UK (he arrived in 1880 approx. >from Russia/Poland) but does appear in the electoral
register >from about 1904. Did he have to be naturalised in able to vote?
Thanks
Aylene Gardiner


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Electoral Register and naturalisation - UK #general

Aylene Gardiner <aylene@...>
 

Our ancestor, Harris Benjamin, cannot be found in the naturalisation records in the
UK (he arrived in 1880 approx. >from Russia/Poland) but does appear in the electoral
register >from about 1904. Did he have to be naturalised in able to vote?
Thanks
Aylene Gardiner


Re: How to set up memorial in Gnojnik, Poland #galicia

Roger Lustig
 

Dear Nancy:

This is going to the list, because it addresses an issue close to the hearts of
many of us.

I didn't put it there, and the place wasn't a shtetl, but I've been to the
dedication of a memorial in my father's home town of Gliwice (olim Gleiwitz). It
was a profoundly moving event, attended by many townsfolk, quite a few Jewish
former residents, the Israeli ambassador to Poland (Shevach Weiss), a
representative of the US Embassy, and many others. And, yes, it's a wall plaque.
Two, really: one is artistic and breathtaking in its appropriateness, for it
represents a burning scroll, the words ascending. (The memorial is next to the
ruined foundation of the synagogue that was destroyed on Reichskristallnacht.). The
other plaque gives an explanation and the URL of the memorial website:
http://www.jewishmemory.gliwice.pl/.

Turn the situation around: someone who, long ago, lived in your town, wants to set
up a memorial with official recognition and protection. (The latter is important:
there are idiots everywhere who will vandalize just about anything they can, just
because they can.) Think of the issues: either private or public property will be
involved; it will be a newsworthy event; the locals should be informed about the
memorial; and perhaps most of all--they should be given every opportunity to
understand its significance and become its supporters and protectors. After all,
you want the living to see, to remember, to tell others about this memorial, i.e.,
to make it a tool of remembrance.

I can tell that you've already thought about these issues, because you've asked to
hear the experiences of others. I hope I'm not the only one to respond to you, but
I can tell you what went before. My father did historical and genealogical
research in Gliwice on visits that spanned 15 years. Partly because of his efforts,
people began to realize the significance of the Jewish population of the city. He
did not live to attend the dedication, nor did he even know the memorial was
planned--it was dedicated 9 years after his last visit. But I doubt that the
event I attended on October 28, 2003 would have come to pass had he not done the
things he did.

Have you been to this town? If so, whom did you meet? Have you made an effort to
get to know people in the town's government? Remember: the memorial should be a
living thing, a gift >from people to people. Others will see it a million times
more often than you. Its success will be measured by the understanding and
righteous deeds that it inspires, and those deeds of other kinds that it deters.
Ideally, the day it is unveiled the people who live near it will consider it their
own.

How heavy a small piece of bronze can be! Find others to help you carry it.
Solicit people who came >from the town, or descendants of those who did, not only to
contribute to the memorial but to act as ambassadors and friends to the
inhabitants, to show that you and they care about the people who live there now and
not just those >from long ago; and that you wish to have this memorial be something
that you and they have in common.

And when you realize that all of the above is of little practical use, contact the
US Embassy in Warsaw. They won't be able to wave their hands and get the
requisite permissions just like that, but they'll know what's involved. As you
know, judging >from the wording of your query, this sort of thing has been done
before, and I'm sure that some installations have been more successful than others.

But one thing is certain: you'll do well to visit and visit again, and to learn
about Gnojnik today. A memorial is a bridge, and building a good one requires
knowing about both ends and all that lies between.

Roger Lustig

Nancy Fox wrote:

Dear Genners, if any of you have ever placed a small memorial (even wall plaque)
in your family's shtetl in Poland, would you kindly offer me some advice?
Please correspond with me directly.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: How to set up memorial in Gnojnik, Poland #general

Roger Lustig
 

Dear Nancy:

This is going to the list, because it addresses an issue close to the hearts of
many of us.

I didn't put it there, and the place wasn't a shtetl, but I've been to the
dedication of a memorial in my father's home town of Gliwice (olim Gleiwitz). It
was a profoundly moving event, attended by many townsfolk, quite a few Jewish
former residents, the Israeli ambassador to Poland (Shevach Weiss), a
representative of the US Embassy, and many others. And, yes, it's a wall plaque.
Two, really: one is artistic and breathtaking in its appropriateness, for it
represents a burning scroll, the words ascending. (The memorial is next to the
ruined foundation of the synagogue that was destroyed on Reichskristallnacht.). The
other plaque gives an explanation and the URL of the memorial website:
http://www.jewishmemory.gliwice.pl/.

Turn the situation around: someone who, long ago, lived in your town, wants to set
up a memorial with official recognition and protection. (The latter is important:
there are idiots everywhere who will vandalize just about anything they can, just
because they can.) Think of the issues: either private or public property will be
involved; it will be a newsworthy event; the locals should be informed about the
memorial; and perhaps most of all--they should be given every opportunity to
understand its significance and become its supporters and protectors. After all,
you want the living to see, to remember, to tell others about this memorial, i.e.,
to make it a tool of remembrance.

I can tell that you've already thought about these issues, because you've asked to
hear the experiences of others. I hope I'm not the only one to respond to you, but
I can tell you what went before. My father did historical and genealogical
research in Gliwice on visits that spanned 15 years. Partly because of his efforts,
people began to realize the significance of the Jewish population of the city. He
did not live to attend the dedication, nor did he even know the memorial was
planned--it was dedicated 9 years after his last visit. But I doubt that the
event I attended on October 28, 2003 would have come to pass had he not done the
things he did.

Have you been to this town? If so, whom did you meet? Have you made an effort to
get to know people in the town's government? Remember: the memorial should be a
living thing, a gift >from people to people. Others will see it a million times
more often than you. Its success will be measured by the understanding and
righteous deeds that it inspires, and those deeds of other kinds that it deters.
Ideally, the day it is unveiled the people who live near it will consider it their
own.

How heavy a small piece of bronze can be! Find others to help you carry it.
Solicit people who came >from the town, or descendants of those who did, not only to
contribute to the memorial but to act as ambassadors and friends to the
inhabitants, to show that you and they care about the people who live there now and
not just those >from long ago; and that you wish to have this memorial be something
that you and they have in common.

And when you realize that all of the above is of little practical use, contact the
US Embassy in Warsaw. They won't be able to wave their hands and get the
requisite permissions just like that, but they'll know what's involved. As you
know, judging >from the wording of your query, this sort of thing has been done
before, and I'm sure that some installations have been more successful than others.

But one thing is certain: you'll do well to visit and visit again, and to learn
about Gnojnik today. A memorial is a bridge, and building a good one requires
knowing about both ends and all that lies between.

Roger Lustig

Nancy Fox wrote:

Dear Genners, if any of you have ever placed a small memorial (even wall plaque)
in your family's shtetl in Poland, would you kindly offer me some advice?
Please correspond with me directly.


Records in Belarus #belarus

Blake Fleisher <blake@...>
 

Dear Genners,

What records are available in Antopol (in Gradno) and how to I find them?
Are their records organized in such a way that I don't need to hire a researcher?

Thank you,

Blake Fleisher
New York

Researching:
STAVCHANSKY and NUDELMAN in Khoshchevatoye (Hashavata), Ukraine
STARINSKY in Odessa, Ukraine GOLDBERG in Antopol, Belarus
SCHIFFMAN in Probuzna, Ukraine
FLEISHER in Proskurov, Ukraine BERKOWITZ (BERKOVICH) in Tolstoye, Austria
ALEXSEVITZ (ALEXSEVICH) in Kussiva, Ukraine MESSINGER in Vienna, Austria


Re: personal name Ovsay #lithuania

Joel Ratner
 

from my experience transliterating over 7000 VRT records, I have found that
every instance I have found of the name Ovsei in the Russian, it was always
accompanied by the name Yehoshua in dual language records.

Joel Ratner


Belarus SIG #Belarus Records in Belarus #belarus

Blake Fleisher <blake@...>
 

Dear Genners,

What records are available in Antopol (in Gradno) and how to I find them?
Are their records organized in such a way that I don't need to hire a researcher?

Thank you,

Blake Fleisher
New York

Researching:
STAVCHANSKY and NUDELMAN in Khoshchevatoye (Hashavata), Ukraine
STARINSKY in Odessa, Ukraine GOLDBERG in Antopol, Belarus
SCHIFFMAN in Probuzna, Ukraine
FLEISHER in Proskurov, Ukraine BERKOWITZ (BERKOVICH) in Tolstoye, Austria
ALEXSEVITZ (ALEXSEVICH) in Kussiva, Ukraine MESSINGER in Vienna, Austria


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania re: personal name Ovsay #lithuania

Joel Ratner
 

from my experience transliterating over 7000 VRT records, I have found that
every instance I have found of the name Ovsei in the Russian, it was always
accompanied by the name Yehoshua in dual language records.

Joel Ratner


Re: Need help with contact in Zurich #general

Sandra Rips
 

Have you tried contacting the Chabad in Zurich? I think there are three. Go to
Chabad.org and put in Switzerland and the results should show you the email address
to the local Chabad Houses. Good luck.

Sandra Rips
California

From: "Neil Rosenstein" <neil@tali.com>
Looking for family of Eliezer LANDAU of Zurich (phone # or email).Son of Shlomo
ben Eliezer Landau >from Oswiciem (Aushwitz).


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen RE: Need help with contact in Zurich #general

Sandra Rips
 

Have you tried contacting the Chabad in Zurich? I think there are three. Go to
Chabad.org and put in Switzerland and the results should show you the email address
to the local Chabad Houses. Good luck.

Sandra Rips
California

From: "Neil Rosenstein" <neil@tali.com>
Looking for family of Eliezer LANDAU of Zurich (phone # or email).Son of Shlomo
ben Eliezer Landau >from Oswiciem (Aushwitz).


rav arie leib ABRAMSKY #poland

usilver@...
 

I'm looking for information about Arie Leib ABRAMSKY and his family (as much
of his tree). Maybe born in Jasionovka or Berznick, Poland, to rav Eliyahu
ABRAMSKY (who changed his name to ATLAS), who was rav in Jasionowka and in
Berznick. As far as I know Arie Leib was rav in Bialistock and moved to
Newark, U.S.A.

Uri silverstone


BialyGen: Bialystok Region #Bialystok #Poland rav arie leib ABRAMSKY #poland

usilver@...
 

I'm looking for information about Arie Leib ABRAMSKY and his family (as much
of his tree). Maybe born in Jasionovka or Berznick, Poland, to rav Eliyahu
ABRAMSKY (who changed his name to ATLAS), who was rav in Jasionowka and in
Berznick. As far as I know Arie Leib was rav in Bialistock and moved to
Newark, U.S.A.

Uri silverstone


re candlesticks from Lomza #poland

Shelly Crane
 

Hello,

I wanted to publicly say thank you to everyone who took the time to respond
to my post last night.

What an amazing group of people and am so moved by all the kind words,
advice and shared stories about family heirlooms. To touch a part of our
ancestors' lives in this way is very profound and am thrilled and
honorednot only to have this experience, but also to share it with others.

I will continue to respond to each person individually.
Thank you all very much

Shelly Levin
USA
crzprncess@aol.com


JRI Poland #Poland re candlesticks from Lomza #poland

Shelly Crane
 

Hello,

I wanted to publicly say thank you to everyone who took the time to respond
to my post last night.

What an amazing group of people and am so moved by all the kind words,
advice and shared stories about family heirlooms. To touch a part of our
ancestors' lives in this way is very profound and am thrilled and
honorednot only to have this experience, but also to share it with others.

I will continue to respond to each person individually.
Thank you all very much

Shelly Levin
USA
crzprncess@aol.com


Polish to English Translation Requested: VM8030 #poland

stephen cohen
 

I was hoping someone could help translate a polish document to
english. It will hopefully be able to link two families together.
It is the death certificate of Rachel Kolatnik. There are two
certificates on the page. it is the top one, Akt #9.

here is the direct link

http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=8030

thanks in advance for any help you can provide!
stephen cohen

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately.


JRI Poland #Poland Polish to English Translation Requested: VM8030 #poland

stephen cohen
 

I was hoping someone could help translate a polish document to
english. It will hopefully be able to link two families together.
It is the death certificate of Rachel Kolatnik. There are two
certificates on the page. it is the top one, Akt #9.

here is the direct link

http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=8030

thanks in advance for any help you can provide!
stephen cohen

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately.


veliouna sucess #lithuania

Cgaletz@...
 

Many thanks to everyone who made possible the translation of the Veliouna
birth records. My family is just thrilled. Not only did my cousin and I find
our grandfathers' births but we learned of the siblings and even the married
name of one of the sisters.

Most important we were able to establish a definite "cousinship" with a
relative in Israel I found through YadVashem.

I hope anyone with Veliouna connections will donate for the translation of
the marriage records.

Carol Galetz
Researching:
TEITEL Veliouna, Lithuania
ROYTBORD, REITBARD, Vilkija, Lithuania
ACHIK, Seredniius, Lithuania
Achik


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania veliouna sucess #lithuania

Cgaletz@...
 

Many thanks to everyone who made possible the translation of the Veliouna
birth records. My family is just thrilled. Not only did my cousin and I find
our grandfathers' births but we learned of the siblings and even the married
name of one of the sisters.

Most important we were able to establish a definite "cousinship" with a
relative in Israel I found through YadVashem.

I hope anyone with Veliouna connections will donate for the translation of
the marriage records.

Carol Galetz
Researching:
TEITEL Veliouna, Lithuania
ROYTBORD, REITBARD, Vilkija, Lithuania
ACHIK, Seredniius, Lithuania
Achik


Call for Nominations for the LitvakSIG Board of Directors #lithuania

Davida Noyek Handler <dnhiowa@...>
 

LitvakSIG is seeking qualified nominations for the election of LitvakSIG
board members, which will conclude at the LitvakSIG Annual meeting
on Monday, August 18, 2008, during the IAJGS Conference in Chicago,
Illinois. Any LitvakSIG duespaying member in good standing is eligible
to be nominated to the Board. According to the LitvakSIG bylaws, the
board must be composed of nine members.

This year's Nominating Committee is composed of the following individuals:

Davida Noyek Handler, Chairperson - LitvakSIG Co-Founder and Immediate Past
President
Judy Baston - LitvakSIG Digest Moderator and Board Member
Eden Joachim - LitvakSIG Treasurer and Board Member
Linda Cantor - President, JGS, Inc (NY) - Webmaster for the Rokiskis and
Kupiskis ShtetLinks sites
Bill Israel - Board Member, IAJGS, Past President, Tampa Bay Area JGS.

These individuals were approved according to the LitvakSIG Bylaws as
posted on the SIG web site.

The present board members whose terms do not expire are as follows:

Term ends in 2010
Eden Joachim - Treasurer
David Hoffman - Secretary
Judy Baston - LitvakSIG Digest Moderator

Term ends in 2009
Howard Margol - President
Rose Lerer Cohen
Dorothy Leivers

This will leave three open board positions to be voted on in the coming
election.

We look forward to receiving your nominations for board positions to the
Nominating Committee as soon as possible. Please include some background
information on the nominee as well as indicating what the nominee would
hope to accomplish on the board, and for the future development and
continued growth of LitvakSIG. Remember, a person who is nominated
must be a dues-paying member of LitvakSIG.

Please send the nomination, and the information, to ALL members of the
Nominating Committee, by copying and pasting all the following email
addresses into the SEND TO part of your message:

dnhiowa@cox.net; Jrbaston@aol.com; esjoachim@optonline.net; lincan@rcn.com;
wisrael.im56@gtalumni.org

Thank you,

Davida Noyek Handler
Nominating Committee Chair
Co-founder and Immediate Past President, LitvakSIG


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Call for Nominations for the LitvakSIG Board of Directors #lithuania

Davida Noyek Handler <dnhiowa@...>
 

LitvakSIG is seeking qualified nominations for the election of LitvakSIG
board members, which will conclude at the LitvakSIG Annual meeting
on Monday, August 18, 2008, during the IAJGS Conference in Chicago,
Illinois. Any LitvakSIG duespaying member in good standing is eligible
to be nominated to the Board. According to the LitvakSIG bylaws, the
board must be composed of nine members.

This year's Nominating Committee is composed of the following individuals:

Davida Noyek Handler, Chairperson - LitvakSIG Co-Founder and Immediate Past
President
Judy Baston - LitvakSIG Digest Moderator and Board Member
Eden Joachim - LitvakSIG Treasurer and Board Member
Linda Cantor - President, JGS, Inc (NY) - Webmaster for the Rokiskis and
Kupiskis ShtetLinks sites
Bill Israel - Board Member, IAJGS, Past President, Tampa Bay Area JGS.

These individuals were approved according to the LitvakSIG Bylaws as
posted on the SIG web site.

The present board members whose terms do not expire are as follows:

Term ends in 2010
Eden Joachim - Treasurer
David Hoffman - Secretary
Judy Baston - LitvakSIG Digest Moderator

Term ends in 2009
Howard Margol - President
Rose Lerer Cohen
Dorothy Leivers

This will leave three open board positions to be voted on in the coming
election.

We look forward to receiving your nominations for board positions to the
Nominating Committee as soon as possible. Please include some background
information on the nominee as well as indicating what the nominee would
hope to accomplish on the board, and for the future development and
continued growth of LitvakSIG. Remember, a person who is nominated
must be a dues-paying member of LitvakSIG.

Please send the nomination, and the information, to ALL members of the
Nominating Committee, by copying and pasting all the following email
addresses into the SEND TO part of your message:

dnhiowa@cox.net; Jrbaston@aol.com; esjoachim@optonline.net; lincan@rcn.com;
wisrael.im56@gtalumni.org

Thank you,

Davida Noyek Handler
Nominating Committee Chair
Co-founder and Immediate Past President, LitvakSIG