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JGSGW meets in Rockville, MD on September 13 #general

Jeff Miller
 

The Virtual Shtetl Project will be presented at the next meeting of the
Jewish Genealogy Society of Greater Washington on Sunday, September 13.

Registration and "schmooze" begins at 1pm, at B'nai Israel, in Rockville,
Maryland.

The speakers will be Museum of the History of Polish Jews deputy coordinator
Grzegorz (Greg) Kolacz; the museum's executive director Robert Socolof; and
Beata Schulman, on the North American Council of the Museum.

The program will begin with a brief introduction to the Museum which will
open in 2012 on the former Warsaw Ghetto site, and will then continue with
the Virtual Shtetl Portal, devoted to local Jewish history.

For more information and directions, check the JGSGW site at
http://www.jewishgen.org/jgsgw

Jeff Miller, President
JGSGW
N. Virginia/Washington DC/Maryland


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JGSGW meets in Rockville, MD on September 13 #general

Jeff Miller
 

The Virtual Shtetl Project will be presented at the next meeting of the
Jewish Genealogy Society of Greater Washington on Sunday, September 13.

Registration and "schmooze" begins at 1pm, at B'nai Israel, in Rockville,
Maryland.

The speakers will be Museum of the History of Polish Jews deputy coordinator
Grzegorz (Greg) Kolacz; the museum's executive director Robert Socolof; and
Beata Schulman, on the North American Council of the Museum.

The program will begin with a brief introduction to the Museum which will
open in 2012 on the former Warsaw Ghetto site, and will then continue with
the Virtual Shtetl Portal, devoted to local Jewish history.

For more information and directions, check the JGSGW site at
http://www.jewishgen.org/jgsgw

Jeff Miller, President
JGSGW
N. Virginia/Washington DC/Maryland


Re: reverse JRI-PL indexes of LDS films? #poland

Nicole Heymans <nheymans@...>
 

If you select data type = "any field" and enter the film number the
results window will give you the number of records (assuming the film
number was entered in the db). However clicking on the "List n
records >from ....." button produces an error message "you cannot
search for microfilm numbers". But at least this procedure should
inform you whether the film of interest to you has been indexed or
not. (And if not, you might consider offering to index it....)

Nicole Heymans, Brussels, Belgium

MODERATOR'S NOTE: The best way to find out whether particular LDS
films have been indexed is to check the "Your Town" pages, which
include the status of indexing for LDS films as well as records
in the Polish State Archive.


JRI Poland #Poland Re: reverse JRI-PL indexes of LDS films? #poland

Nicole Heymans <nheymans@...>
 

If you select data type = "any field" and enter the film number the
results window will give you the number of records (assuming the film
number was entered in the db). However clicking on the "List n
records >from ....." button produces an error message "you cannot
search for microfilm numbers". But at least this procedure should
inform you whether the film of interest to you has been indexed or
not. (And if not, you might consider offering to index it....)

Nicole Heymans, Brussels, Belgium

MODERATOR'S NOTE: The best way to find out whether particular LDS
films have been indexed is to check the "Your Town" pages, which
include the status of indexing for LDS films as well as records
in the Polish State Archive.


borschov research groups #poland

Tony Hausner
 

I would like to form a research group for the town of borschov,
galicia. please contact me if interested, but send email to
thausner@...

I have written to a number of you already.

Tony Hausner
Silver Spring, MD
(primary email address: thausner@...)


JRI Poland #Poland borschov research groups #poland

Tony Hausner
 

I would like to form a research group for the town of borschov,
galicia. please contact me if interested, but send email to
thausner@...

I have written to a number of you already.

Tony Hausner
Silver Spring, MD
(primary email address: thausner@...)


contact information for Robert M. Shapiro #poland

philafrum
 

Robert M. Shapiro spoke at the recent IAJGS conference in Philadelphia.
Can someone please provide contact information for him? He mentioned a
friend's father in one of his books, and I'd like to explore that citation
further with him.

Please respond privately. Many thanks.

Evan Fishman
ebf2001@...


JRI Poland #Poland contact information for Robert M. Shapiro #poland

philafrum
 

Robert M. Shapiro spoke at the recent IAJGS conference in Philadelphia.
Can someone please provide contact information for him? He mentioned a
friend's father in one of his books, and I'd like to explore that citation
further with him.

Please respond privately. Many thanks.

Evan Fishman
ebf2001@...


1845 revision list comments #lithuania

paulkozo@...
 

Does anyone know what the following comments in 1845 revision
lists might mean?

(i) lives "kutom"; and

(ii) leases land (keeps "grunt").

Can anyone please explain the distinction between being a "tavern keeper"
and "renting a tavern"?

Paul K. Hattori
London UK


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania 1845 revision list comments #lithuania

paulkozo@...
 

Does anyone know what the following comments in 1845 revision
lists might mean?

(i) lives "kutom"; and

(ii) leases land (keeps "grunt").

Can anyone please explain the distinction between being a "tavern keeper"
and "renting a tavern"?

Paul K. Hattori
London UK


Re: 1911 uk census #lithuania

M. Lewis Luz <mervyn1@...>
 

like many of you i spent many frustrating months and no little credits
hunting through the 1911 UK census (www.1911census.co.uk) for relatives
who made it >from Lithuania to UK early in the century - two things became
apparent only gradually and my difficulties may help those just setting
out to use this census:

unlike the 1901 and earlier census many non-naturalised Jews put under
nationality "Hebrew" rather than Russian, German etc and we all know how
the enumerators of the 1901 census often entered German for any Yiddish
speaking family wherever they came from.

Advice then is enter 'Hebrew' as a keyword if all else fails.
second point is be prepared for terrible mistakes in the searchable
transcription - only after months of used credits did i find my grgr
grandfather because the transcription entered him as 99 instead of 66 as
clearly entered in the photo of the census itself - any search for less
than 99 led nowhere till i found him by chance - another relative was
entered under the family name of his adopted daughter although his
surname was clearly in the picture of the record itself!

www.1911census.co.uk are happy to correct this when you point these mistakes
though this does not help at the time of the search. Advice then is search
under every possible contingency if the obvious does not pop up at the
beginning. Happy hunting.

menahem luz


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Re: 1911 uk census #lithuania

M. Lewis Luz <mervyn1@...>
 

like many of you i spent many frustrating months and no little credits
hunting through the 1911 UK census (www.1911census.co.uk) for relatives
who made it >from Lithuania to UK early in the century - two things became
apparent only gradually and my difficulties may help those just setting
out to use this census:

unlike the 1901 and earlier census many non-naturalised Jews put under
nationality "Hebrew" rather than Russian, German etc and we all know how
the enumerators of the 1901 census often entered German for any Yiddish
speaking family wherever they came from.

Advice then is enter 'Hebrew' as a keyword if all else fails.
second point is be prepared for terrible mistakes in the searchable
transcription - only after months of used credits did i find my grgr
grandfather because the transcription entered him as 99 instead of 66 as
clearly entered in the photo of the census itself - any search for less
than 99 led nowhere till i found him by chance - another relative was
entered under the family name of his adopted daughter although his
surname was clearly in the picture of the record itself!

www.1911census.co.uk are happy to correct this when you point these mistakes
though this does not help at the time of the search. Advice then is search
under every possible contingency if the obvious does not pop up at the
beginning. Happy hunting.

menahem luz


looking for; Meir Todres of Ramat Efaal, son of Notel (son of Yosl Todres of Vidzy) #lithuania

Eilat Gordin Levitan
 

Meir Todres, son of Notel (son of Yosl Todres of Vidzy), survived the
holocaust. He served in the Red Army and later came to Israel. He
submitted Yad Vashem reports for his parents and 3 of his 4 brothers (
some reports were submitted as late as 2008, Meir lived "Diyoor Mugan"
in Ramat Efaal).

His first cousins in Argentina are looking for him or any of his
family members.

Thanks,
Eilat Gordin Levitan
Los Angeles

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately with contact information.


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania looking for; Meir Todres of Ramat Efaal, son of Notel (son of Yosl Todres of Vidzy) #lithuania

Eilat Gordin Levitan
 

Meir Todres, son of Notel (son of Yosl Todres of Vidzy), survived the
holocaust. He served in the Red Army and later came to Israel. He
submitted Yad Vashem reports for his parents and 3 of his 4 brothers (
some reports were submitted as late as 2008, Meir lived "Diyoor Mugan"
in Ramat Efaal).

His first cousins in Argentina are looking for him or any of his
family members.

Thanks,
Eilat Gordin Levitan
Los Angeles

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately with contact information.


MARKOVITCH Family in Chicago, Illinois, USA #general

Daniel Gleek
 

Dear Genners,
I am looking for the descendants of Anne and Morry MARKOVITCH.
Both were born in about 1890 and emigrated to Chicago >from London.
Their children included Marilyn and Howard and would now be about 90.
Also another son may have been married to a 'Miss Godfrey'.
MARKOVITCH may have been spelt differently and may have been Anglicised to
Marks or Marco.
Please respond privately to daniel@...
Thank you, in advance.
Daniel Gleek in London

www.lobbus.co.uk


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen MARKOVITCH Family in Chicago, Illinois, USA #general

Daniel Gleek
 

Dear Genners,
I am looking for the descendants of Anne and Morry MARKOVITCH.
Both were born in about 1890 and emigrated to Chicago >from London.
Their children included Marilyn and Howard and would now be about 90.
Also another son may have been married to a 'Miss Godfrey'.
MARKOVITCH may have been spelt differently and may have been Anglicised to
Marks or Marco.
Please respond privately to daniel@...
Thank you, in advance.
Daniel Gleek in London

www.lobbus.co.uk


BARTRA from Peru #general

Alan Steinfeld
 

Hi,
I'm researching the surname BARTRA which may be associated with a Jewish
family in Iquitos, Peru. Does anyone know the origin of this name? It
has been suggested that it may be of Morrocan origin and perhaps a
shortened form of Bar-Torah.

Thanks,
Alan Steinfeld
Scarsdale, NY


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen BARTRA from Peru #general

Alan Steinfeld
 

Hi,
I'm researching the surname BARTRA which may be associated with a Jewish
family in Iquitos, Peru. Does anyone know the origin of this name? It
has been suggested that it may be of Morrocan origin and perhaps a
shortened form of Bar-Torah.

Thanks,
Alan Steinfeld
Scarsdale, NY


rabbinical genealogy - Hebrew newsletter #rabbinic

L Reich <lreich@...>
 

If you have an interest in Jewish Rabbinical Genealogy and can read Hebrew
become a (free) subscriber to the regular newsletters of R' Naftoli Ahron
Vakstein of Israel,
which include much new and original material.

email vekshtein@...

Leslie Reich


Descendant of Maharal of Prague #rabbinic

Rosanne Leeson <rdleeson@...>
 

Dear RavSIG members,

I am writing to try to clarify a supposed connection to the Maharal of
Prague, Chief Rabbi Judah Loew. I have already done a Google search, as
well as checking the Jewish Encylopedia online and the Encyclopedia
Judaica online , and the Rav-SIG archive, but do not seem to be able to
find the information I am hoping to find. Unfortunately, I do not read
Hebrew.

The item I am interested in is >from a link shown in one of the charts in
the book of Malcolm Stern z"l, "First American Jewish Families,
1654-1988", 3rd edition. In the chart, which follows down two
different family lines I am tracing, the late Dr. Stern shows the
Maharal immediately connected to a Rabbi Elias Solomon Levi (Levinger),
with no dates given. It is >from this Rabbi Levinger that the two lines
I am interested in are connected. Rabbi Elias Solomon is connected to
three children, two of whom I know were born about 1784 and 1790,
respectively. This would make it impossible for them to have been
granddaughters of the Maharal! So, I suspect that there are missing
generations, between the Maharal and Rabbi Elias Solomon, if Dr.
Stern's link is correct.

Are any of you able to assist me in determining if this link given by
him is accurate, and if so what the missing links might be?

I am most grateful for any help!
Rosanne Leeson
Los Altos, CA