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Article touts JRI-Poland Surname Distribution Mapper's Progressive Mode #galicia

Jewish Records Indexing - Poland
 

In the few weeks since the "Surname Distribution Mapper" went live,
feedback has confirmed our anticipation that this new tool would be
a great boon for researchers who utilize this addition to JRI-Poland
search options.

In his article for the Canadian Jewish News, journalist and long-time
genealogist, Bill Gladstone, emphasizes the importance of the
"progressive mode" that displays the march, via a sort of still-frame
animated movie, of the tree icons across the map in 10-year intervals.

Gladstone also quotes Gary Mokotoff, publisher of Avotaynu, the
International Review of Jewish Genealogy, who observed, "The
Surname Distribution Mapper offers a magnificent pictorial
representation" of where one's ancestral relatives lived in Poland.

As one researcher excitedly commented, "I found family where I
never expected." We hope you will too!

Read the full Gladstone article at:
http://www.cjnews.com/culture/arts?q=node/89633

Stanley Diamond
Executive Director, Jewish Records Indexing - Poland


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Article touts JRI-Poland Surname Distribution Mapper's Progressive Mode #galicia

Jewish Records Indexing - Poland
 

In the few weeks since the "Surname Distribution Mapper" went live,
feedback has confirmed our anticipation that this new tool would be
a great boon for researchers who utilize this addition to JRI-Poland
search options.

In his article for the Canadian Jewish News, journalist and long-time
genealogist, Bill Gladstone, emphasizes the importance of the
"progressive mode" that displays the march, via a sort of still-frame
animated movie, of the tree icons across the map in 10-year intervals.

Gladstone also quotes Gary Mokotoff, publisher of Avotaynu, the
International Review of Jewish Genealogy, who observed, "The
Surname Distribution Mapper offers a magnificent pictorial
representation" of where one's ancestral relatives lived in Poland.

As one researcher excitedly commented, "I found family where I
never expected." We hope you will too!

Read the full Gladstone article at:
http://www.cjnews.com/culture/arts?q=node/89633

Stanley Diamond
Executive Director, Jewish Records Indexing - Poland


Delving into the 1940 US Census #general

David Laskin
 

Dear Genners,
I'm wondering if anyone can share some tips on navigating the 1940
census. I'm searching for a relative who lived on W. 70th Street in
Manhattan. I found the proper Enumeration District (I think) but when
I entered that I came up with 11 Census Schedules, some of them over
50 pages long. I've been laboriously going through them, but the
organization seems random -- some cover buildings on W 70th Street but
the wrong block, some are on W 71st St. etc. Any advice on how to
streamline my search? Thanks. David Laskin, Seattle, WA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Delving into the 1940 US Census #general

David Laskin
 

Dear Genners,
I'm wondering if anyone can share some tips on navigating the 1940
census. I'm searching for a relative who lived on W. 70th Street in
Manhattan. I found the proper Enumeration District (I think) but when
I entered that I came up with 11 Census Schedules, some of them over
50 pages long. I've been laboriously going through them, but the
organization seems random -- some cover buildings on W 70th Street but
the wrong block, some are on W 71st St. etc. Any advice on how to
streamline my search? Thanks. David Laskin, Seattle, WA


KehilaLinks Project Report for March 2012 #france

bounce-2399469-772957@...
 

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We thank the owners and webmasters of these webpages for creating fitting
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Casta (Cseszte, Schattmansdorf)
Created by Jack Jellins
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/casta/index.html
~~~~~
Chechelnik (Chitchilnik), Ukraine
Creted by Ariel Parkansky
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/chechelnik/
~~~~~
Golynka (Holinka), Belarus
Created by Ralph Remick
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/golynka/index.htm
~~~~~
Minkovtsy (Minkovitz), Ukraine
Created by Barbara Ellman
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/minkovtsy/
~~~~~
Ostroh (Ostrog), Ukraine
Created by Ukraine SIG / Ariel Parkansky
Webmaster: Richard Baum
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~~~~~
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Created by Peter A. Dreifuss
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~~~~~
Stolin, Belarus
Created by Joshua S. Perlman and Adina Lipsitz
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Stolin/
~~~~~
Syracuse, NY, USA
Created by Linda Epstein
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/syracuse/
~~~~~
Uman, UKraine
Created by Ukraine SIG / Ariel Parkansky
Webmaster: Richard Baum
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/uman/
~~~~~
Zelva, Belarus
Created by Joseph Bekinschtein
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/zelva_belarus/
~~~~~
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~~~~~
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Some of our Kehila webpages were created by people who are no longer able to
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We thank them for their past efforts and wish them luck on their
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Borisov, Belarus
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French SIG #France KehilaLinks Project Report for March 2012 #france

bounce-2399469-772957@...
 

We are pleased to welcome the following webpages to JewishGen KehilaLinks
We thank the owners and webmasters of these webpages for creating fitting
memorials to these Kehilot (Jewish Communities) and for providing a valuable
resource for future generations of their descendants.

Casta (Cseszte, Schattmansdorf)
Created by Jack Jellins
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/casta/index.html
~~~~~
Chechelnik (Chitchilnik), Ukraine
Creted by Ariel Parkansky
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/chechelnik/
~~~~~
Golynka (Holinka), Belarus
Created by Ralph Remick
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/golynka/index.htm
~~~~~
Minkovtsy (Minkovitz), Ukraine
Created by Barbara Ellman
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/minkovtsy/
~~~~~
Ostroh (Ostrog), Ukraine
Created by Ukraine SIG / Ariel Parkansky
Webmaster: Richard Baum
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Ostroh/
~~~~~
Schmieheim, Germany
Created by Peter A. Dreifuss
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Schmieheim/
~~~~~
Stolin, Belarus
Created by Joshua S. Perlman and Adina Lipsitz
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Stolin/
~~~~~
Syracuse, NY, USA
Created by Linda Epstein
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/syracuse/
~~~~~
Uman, UKraine
Created by Ukraine SIG / Ariel Parkansky
Webmaster: Richard Baum
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/uman/
~~~~~
Zelva, Belarus
Created by Joseph Bekinschtein
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/zelva_belarus/
~~~~~
Zhytomyr (Zitomir)
Created by Ukraine SIG / Ariel Parkansky
Webmaster: Richard Baum
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Zhytomyr/default.asp

~~~~~

KehilaLinks webpages recently updated:

Causeni (Kaushany) (B), Moldova
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Causeni/Kaushany.htm
~~~~~
Odessa, UKraine
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/odessa/index.asp
~~~~~
Ruzhany (Rozihnoy), Belarus
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Ruzhany/

~~~~~

Some of our Kehila webpages were created by people who are no longer able to
maintain them.
We thank them for their past efforts and wish them luck on their
future endeavors.
The following webpages are "orphaned" and are available for adoption.

Borisov, Belarus
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/borisov/borisov.html
~~~~~
Borzna, Ukraine
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/borzna/borzna.htm
~~~~~
Rozdol, Ukraine (G)
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/rozdol/rozdol.htm

~~~~~

GOOD NEWS!
Rivne (Rovne,(Rowno), Ukraine
Created by Ted Kramer z"l was adopted by Dr. Leah Teicher
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/rovno/rovno_homepage.htm

If you wish to create a KehilaLinks webpage or adopt an exiting "orphaned"
webpage please contact us at: < bloch@mts.net>.

NEED TECHNICAL HELP CREATING A WEBPAGE?: We have a team of dedicated
volunteers who will help you create a webpage.
~~~~~

Wishing you a Sweet and Joyous Pessach,

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Barbara Ellman, KehilaLinks Technical Coordinator
bloch@mts.net


Please help with Polish translation #general

Reuben Gross <rgtect@...>
 

Please help with Polish translation

I've posted a 60ish year old letter in Polish on three pages. Please help
with the translation

Happy passover to all!

The pages can be found at

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=22308

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=22309

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=22310

Reuben Gross
Teaneck, NJ 07666


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Please help with Polish translation #general

Reuben Gross <rgtect@...>
 

Please help with Polish translation

I've posted a 60ish year old letter in Polish on three pages. Please help
with the translation

Happy passover to all!

The pages can be found at

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=22308

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=22309

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=22310

Reuben Gross
Teaneck, NJ 07666


Re: The Use of "Jr." by Jews #general

Louis Kessler
 

Here at Mikveh Isreal of Philadelphia, a "Spanish & Portuguese" congregation,
despite a majority of Ashkenazic members, the use of "Jr." and "III"
is not uncommon among the older families.

Louis Kessler 223882

Meron Lavie asked: "What is the likelihood that a Jew (born and living
for his first 8 years of life in a shtetl) would call his son born in
NYC by the same name?"
snip...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen RE: The Use of "Jr." by Jews #general

Louis Kessler
 

Here at Mikveh Isreal of Philadelphia, a "Spanish & Portuguese" congregation,
despite a majority of Ashkenazic members, the use of "Jr." and "III"
is not uncommon among the older families.

Louis Kessler 223882

Meron Lavie asked: "What is the likelihood that a Jew (born and living
for his first 8 years of life in a shtetl) would call his son born in
NYC by the same name?"
snip...


First peek at 1940 US census #general

Matt Friedman
 

Hi Folks,

I took a quick first peek at the 1940 census using a known address
on Paterson St. in Jersey City, NJ. It took only a few minutes.
The image quality was clear and it was quite fun to see my 91 year
old aunt listed as a ten year old! Despite the heavy use that has been
widely reported I found that the website responded quickly and the
images were of excellent quality.

Happy searching to all.

Matt FRIEDMAN

FRIEDMAN: Jersey City, Kerhonkson, NY, Horodenka, Yasienow Polny


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen First peek at 1940 US census #general

Matt Friedman
 

Hi Folks,

I took a quick first peek at the 1940 census using a known address
on Paterson St. in Jersey City, NJ. It took only a few minutes.
The image quality was clear and it was quite fun to see my 91 year
old aunt listed as a ten year old! Despite the heavy use that has been
widely reported I found that the website responded quickly and the
images were of excellent quality.

Happy searching to all.

Matt FRIEDMAN

FRIEDMAN: Jersey City, Kerhonkson, NY, Horodenka, Yasienow Polny


Re: The Use of "Jr." by Jews #general

Joseph Hirschfield
 

My grandfather Zisheh came to America in 1900 at age 17 with his father
Jacob. His father returned to Galicia the same year. Almost immediately Zisheh
took the name Jacob even though his father lived until around 1917. Except
for his family, everyone called him "Jake." For official records, he was
"Joseph."

Joseph Hirschfield
Portage, MI
HIRSZFELD, HIRSCHFELD, LINDENBAUM, BUXBAUM, BUCHSBAUM-Skwarzawa, Sielec
Bienkow, Jaryczow Nowy, Glinyany- GALICIA
MINOFF, MINOWICKI, MINOWITZKI- Brest-Litovsk, Wysoko Litovsk-BELARUS

Meron Lavie asked: "What is the likelihood that a Jew (born and living for
his first 8 years of life in a shtetl), would call his son, born in NYC
by the same name?"


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: The Use of "Jr." by Jews #general

Joseph Hirschfield
 

My grandfather Zisheh came to America in 1900 at age 17 with his father
Jacob. His father returned to Galicia the same year. Almost immediately Zisheh
took the name Jacob even though his father lived until around 1917. Except
for his family, everyone called him "Jake." For official records, he was
"Joseph."

Joseph Hirschfield
Portage, MI
HIRSZFELD, HIRSCHFELD, LINDENBAUM, BUXBAUM, BUCHSBAUM-Skwarzawa, Sielec
Bienkow, Jaryczow Nowy, Glinyany- GALICIA
MINOFF, MINOWICKI, MINOWITZKI- Brest-Litovsk, Wysoko Litovsk-BELARUS

Meron Lavie asked: "What is the likelihood that a Jew (born and living for
his first 8 years of life in a shtetl), would call his son, born in NYC
by the same name?"


Re: Use of "Jr." by Jews #general

Barbara Mannlein <bsmannlein@...>
 

This is an important topic for genealogists.

It is a common misconception that naming a child after a living relative
is prohibited by halacha. That's only minhag, custom, and NOT
PROHIBITED. Most Ashkenazi Jews follow that tradition. Interestingly,
German Jews often bestowed the fathers' first name as the sons middle names
(sort of a patronymic.) And they did use Jr.

However, Sephardi Jews do name after living relatives starting with
living grandparents.
This ie explained in great detail on JG's Sephardic SIG:
http://www.jewishgen.org/sefardsig/differ.HTM
Firstborn son named after paternal grandfather,
second son named after maternal grandfather,
first daughter named after paternal grandmother,
second daughter after the maternal grandmother,
next child after paternal uncle or aunt,
next after maternal uncle/aunt


Barbara S. Mannlein
Tucson, Arizona

tom wrote:
i am not an expert, but i have come across a few instances of Jewish
children named "jr',
snip..


MODERATOR NOTE: Any further discussion of halacha, which is beyond the
scope of this group, should be conducted privately. Statements about
actual practice will be considered for posting.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Use of "Jr." by Jews #general

Barbara Mannlein <bsmannlein@...>
 

This is an important topic for genealogists.

It is a common misconception that naming a child after a living relative
is prohibited by halacha. That's only minhag, custom, and NOT
PROHIBITED. Most Ashkenazi Jews follow that tradition. Interestingly,
German Jews often bestowed the fathers' first name as the sons middle names
(sort of a patronymic.) And they did use Jr.

However, Sephardi Jews do name after living relatives starting with
living grandparents.
This ie explained in great detail on JG's Sephardic SIG:
http://www.jewishgen.org/sefardsig/differ.HTM
Firstborn son named after paternal grandfather,
second son named after maternal grandfather,
first daughter named after paternal grandmother,
second daughter after the maternal grandmother,
next child after paternal uncle or aunt,
next after maternal uncle/aunt


Barbara S. Mannlein
Tucson, Arizona

tom wrote:
i am not an expert, but i have come across a few instances of Jewish
children named "jr',
snip..


MODERATOR NOTE: Any further discussion of halacha, which is beyond the
scope of this group, should be conducted privately. Statements about
actual practice will be considered for posting.


New ROM-SIG project - Suceava Judet (County) Vital Records Project! #general

RobertW252@...
 

ROM-SIG is proud and excited to announce a new project. We are in the
process of obtaining vital records >from the following towns in Suceava Judet
(County). If you have roots in any of these places now is your opportunity to
help yourself, as well as many others in the ROM-SIG, now and in the
future!

Burdujeni --- Births, marriages & deaths 1860, Birth & deaths 1861, Birth
& deaths 1863, Births, marriages & deaths 1864, Births, marriages & deaths
1865

Campulung Moldovenese ---Births 1849-1893, deaths 1857-1877

Falticenti ---Birth marriages & deaths 1862, birth marriages & deaths 1864

Gura Humorului ---Births 1877-1900, deaths 1857-1909, marriages 1857-1876

Radauti ---Births 1857-1884, deaths 1857-1887, marriages 1870-1877

Solca ---Births 1896-2012, deaths 1896-2012, marriages 1899-2012

Suceava ---Births 1843-1906, deaths 1857-1906, marriages 1857-1877

There are over 4710 pages of records with about 10 -12 records per page.

We need to raise the money to pay for these records as they are not
available >from the Family History Library. Without your support we will be unable
to do this project. If you are researching family >from any of these towns
please join in and help!

Please donate to the Suceava Vital records Project at
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=20

Because there is up to a two month delay before we get the financial report
and we want to get the records as soon as possible please tell us what you
donated at
http://tinyurl.com/report-donation.

We need Volunteers to transcribe these records. No special language skills
are needed for some of the records. Other records are in handwritten German
or Latin. Romanian translators are also needed. Please volunteer at
http://tinyurl.com/vol-transcriber and
help us to help you!

Chag Sameh Pesah to all!

Rosanne Leeson, ROM-SIG Coordinator
Bob Wascou, ROM-SIG Research Coordinator


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen New ROM-SIG project - Suceava Judet (County) Vital Records Project! #general

RobertW252@...
 

ROM-SIG is proud and excited to announce a new project. We are in the
process of obtaining vital records >from the following towns in Suceava Judet
(County). If you have roots in any of these places now is your opportunity to
help yourself, as well as many others in the ROM-SIG, now and in the
future!

Burdujeni --- Births, marriages & deaths 1860, Birth & deaths 1861, Birth
& deaths 1863, Births, marriages & deaths 1864, Births, marriages & deaths
1865

Campulung Moldovenese ---Births 1849-1893, deaths 1857-1877

Falticenti ---Birth marriages & deaths 1862, birth marriages & deaths 1864

Gura Humorului ---Births 1877-1900, deaths 1857-1909, marriages 1857-1876

Radauti ---Births 1857-1884, deaths 1857-1887, marriages 1870-1877

Solca ---Births 1896-2012, deaths 1896-2012, marriages 1899-2012

Suceava ---Births 1843-1906, deaths 1857-1906, marriages 1857-1877

There are over 4710 pages of records with about 10 -12 records per page.

We need to raise the money to pay for these records as they are not
available >from the Family History Library. Without your support we will be unable
to do this project. If you are researching family >from any of these towns
please join in and help!

Please donate to the Suceava Vital records Project at
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=20

Because there is up to a two month delay before we get the financial report
and we want to get the records as soon as possible please tell us what you
donated at
http://tinyurl.com/report-donation.

We need Volunteers to transcribe these records. No special language skills
are needed for some of the records. Other records are in handwritten German
or Latin. Romanian translators are also needed. Please volunteer at
http://tinyurl.com/vol-transcriber and
help us to help you!

Chag Sameh Pesah to all!

Rosanne Leeson, ROM-SIG Coordinator
Bob Wascou, ROM-SIG Research Coordinator


Access to the Ohio State University Library or Hebrew Union College Library? #general

Michael Waas
 

Hi,

If you have access to either of these institutions, please write me
back. I'm looking to find information >from a book that is only in
those two libraries.

Best,

Michael Waas
Sarasota, FL


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Access to the Ohio State University Library or Hebrew Union College Library? #general

Michael Waas
 

Hi,

If you have access to either of these institutions, please write me
back. I'm looking to find information >from a book that is only in
those two libraries.

Best,

Michael Waas
Sarasota, FL

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