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Reminder: Help Grow JOWBR - Next Update #bessarabia

Nolan Altman
 

The next update to JewishGen's JOWBR (JewishGen's Online Worldwide Burial
Registry) Database (http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/) will be in
June and will include all submissions made through May 31. Per JOWBR's
requirements, submissions should include complete cemeteries or cemetery
sections, not individual family burial information.

JOWBR currently contains over 1.7 million Jewish burial records >from 65
countries. The database grows through the efforts of our donors; Jewish
Genealogical Societies, individuals, historical societies, cemetery
administrators, synagogues and Chevra Kadishas. If you are aware of
cemetery records that are not currently in our database, we would appreciate
if you could help us obtain them and help grow the database.

If you're interested in making a submission, please see "Submitting Data
to JOWBR" at http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/Submit.htm
If you prefer, you can also watch our online screencasts that show you
how JOWBR works and will also walk you through the completion of the
standard templates, at:
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/Screencasts/

If you have any questions, please contact me at NAltman@JewishGen.org
Thank you in advance for your help!

Nolan Altman
JewishGen VP for Data Acquisition
JOWBR Coordinator


Bessarabia SIG #Bessarabia Reminder: Help Grow JOWBR - Next Update #bessarabia

Nolan Altman
 

The next update to JewishGen's JOWBR (JewishGen's Online Worldwide Burial
Registry) Database (http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/) will be in
June and will include all submissions made through May 31. Per JOWBR's
requirements, submissions should include complete cemeteries or cemetery
sections, not individual family burial information.

JOWBR currently contains over 1.7 million Jewish burial records >from 65
countries. The database grows through the efforts of our donors; Jewish
Genealogical Societies, individuals, historical societies, cemetery
administrators, synagogues and Chevra Kadishas. If you are aware of
cemetery records that are not currently in our database, we would appreciate
if you could help us obtain them and help grow the database.

If you're interested in making a submission, please see "Submitting Data
to JOWBR" at http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/Submit.htm
If you prefer, you can also watch our online screencasts that show you
how JOWBR works and will also walk you through the completion of the
standard templates, at:
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/Screencasts/

If you have any questions, please contact me at NAltman@JewishGen.org
Thank you in advance for your help!

Nolan Altman
JewishGen VP for Data Acquisition
JOWBR Coordinator


Reminder: Help Grow JOWBR - Next Update #latvia

Nolan Altman
 

The next update to JewishGen's JOWBR (JewishGen's Online Worldwide Burial
Registry) Database (http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/) will be in
June and will include all submissions made through May 31. Per JOWBR's
requirements, submissions should include complete cemeteries or cemetery
sections, not individual family burial information.

JOWBR currently contains over 1.7 million Jewish burial records >from 65
countries. The database grows through the efforts of our donors; Jewish
Genealogical Societies, individuals, historical societies, cemetery
administrators, synagogues and Chevra Kadishas. If you are aware of
cemetery records that are not currently in our database, we would appreciate
if you could help us obtain them and help grow the database.

If you're interested in making a submission, please see "Submitting Data
to JOWBR" at http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/Submit.htm
If you prefer, you can also watch our online screencasts that show you
how JOWBR works and will also walk you through the completion of the
standard templates, at:
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/Screencasts/

If you have any questions, please contact me at NAltman@JewishGen.org
Thank you in advance for your help!

Nolan Altman
JewishGen VP for Data Acquisition
JOWBR Coordinator


How to determine what town? #latvia

Rebecca Fein
 

All this talk about Who Do You Think You Are has me wondering....how
do you determine what town they came from? I have some information
about the family and recently discovered, as in about a week before I
joined your fine list here...that they came >from Latvia. I have
contacted everyone researching the name Bender on the JewishGen
website and on this particular list and no one has connected with the
family I am researching. Bender seems to be a fairly common name and
so I seem to be stuck. I'd like to figure out the town as I believe
that would open some of the brick walls I have encountered, really
what I am doing is tracing backwards to try and find cousins....Anne I
LOVE your story that is so cool! It's nice that the show helped you
with your genealogy.

I have traced out most of my family lines, but only my grandfather's
line (my mother's father) is the line I am having trouble with and
only that line is the Jewish one and I suspect that may have something
to do with it, records getting destroyed etc. There's also the issue
that my grandfather had given a lot of false information to me so I
had to actually dig >from scratch to get the correct information, which
I mostly have now...but what a saga. I have been working on this
project for years, when I liked the JewishGen page on Facebook I was
able to find out the family came >from Latvia by asking some questions
(they came prior to ww1 on my grandfather's father's side and prior to
world war 2 on his mother's side). Since he avoided his family and
kept us away >from them we don't know a whole lot and I don't even know
who would be able to assist within the family, with all the
misinformation.

I thought I would ask all of you how you determined the town your
ancestors came from. I seem to be getting better at digging for
needles in haystacks but I am still not that great at it! Do you think
the 1940 census will be helpful with these questions?

Thanks,
Rebecca Fein who now lives in the Atlanta area.


Latvia SIG #Latvia Reminder: Help Grow JOWBR - Next Update #latvia

Nolan Altman
 

The next update to JewishGen's JOWBR (JewishGen's Online Worldwide Burial
Registry) Database (http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/) will be in
June and will include all submissions made through May 31. Per JOWBR's
requirements, submissions should include complete cemeteries or cemetery
sections, not individual family burial information.

JOWBR currently contains over 1.7 million Jewish burial records >from 65
countries. The database grows through the efforts of our donors; Jewish
Genealogical Societies, individuals, historical societies, cemetery
administrators, synagogues and Chevra Kadishas. If you are aware of
cemetery records that are not currently in our database, we would appreciate
if you could help us obtain them and help grow the database.

If you're interested in making a submission, please see "Submitting Data
to JOWBR" at http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/Submit.htm
If you prefer, you can also watch our online screencasts that show you
how JOWBR works and will also walk you through the completion of the
standard templates, at:
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/Screencasts/

If you have any questions, please contact me at NAltman@JewishGen.org
Thank you in advance for your help!

Nolan Altman
JewishGen VP for Data Acquisition
JOWBR Coordinator


Latvia SIG #Latvia How to determine what town? #latvia

Rebecca Fein
 

All this talk about Who Do You Think You Are has me wondering....how
do you determine what town they came from? I have some information
about the family and recently discovered, as in about a week before I
joined your fine list here...that they came >from Latvia. I have
contacted everyone researching the name Bender on the JewishGen
website and on this particular list and no one has connected with the
family I am researching. Bender seems to be a fairly common name and
so I seem to be stuck. I'd like to figure out the town as I believe
that would open some of the brick walls I have encountered, really
what I am doing is tracing backwards to try and find cousins....Anne I
LOVE your story that is so cool! It's nice that the show helped you
with your genealogy.

I have traced out most of my family lines, but only my grandfather's
line (my mother's father) is the line I am having trouble with and
only that line is the Jewish one and I suspect that may have something
to do with it, records getting destroyed etc. There's also the issue
that my grandfather had given a lot of false information to me so I
had to actually dig >from scratch to get the correct information, which
I mostly have now...but what a saga. I have been working on this
project for years, when I liked the JewishGen page on Facebook I was
able to find out the family came >from Latvia by asking some questions
(they came prior to ww1 on my grandfather's father's side and prior to
world war 2 on his mother's side). Since he avoided his family and
kept us away >from them we don't know a whole lot and I don't even know
who would be able to assist within the family, with all the
misinformation.

I thought I would ask all of you how you determined the town your
ancestors came from. I seem to be getting better at digging for
needles in haystacks but I am still not that great at it! Do you think
the 1940 census will be helpful with these questions?

Thanks,
Rebecca Fein who now lives in the Atlanta area.


Translation assistance from Latvian to English please #latvia

Jacquie Gruszecki <yehudit5@...>
 

Hello fellow Genners:

I am researching my paternal family name Iuzis, Iusis, Jusis.

I googled the names and a page came up on my screen
with content which includes 'Juzi', 'Juzis' & 'Juzim'.

I do not know what it is about. It appears to be in Latvian.

I would greatly appreciate your assistance with a loose translation to find out if it relates to my
family name.

It is on ViewMate at the following address:

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=3D22827

This posting has been sent to both Latvia digest and JewishGen digest. Please reply
off list to my email address in private.

Wishing you all the very best of success in your research,

Jacquie Gruszecki
Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada
yehudit5@yahoo.ca

Researching: IUZIS, JUZIS, IUSIS, JUSIS, YUTZIS, POPPEL: Dorohoi, Bucuresti, Mohyliv-Podilskyy,
Shargorod, Transnistria, Moldova, Galicia, Latvia, Lithuania

DIAMOND/ DIMENT/DYMENT / BLACKMAN/BLACHMAN: Garliava, Kovno, Latvia, Lithuania, Russian Poland
CAPLAN/CAPLAND/CAPLIN: Kiev, Latvia, Lithuania, Russian Poland, Manchester UK, London UK

COHEN, FROAM, PYZER: London UK, Manchester UK, Russian Poland,

GRUNBERG/GRINBERG/GREENBERG: Galatz Romania, London UK

GRUSZECKI/GRUSZECKA/GRUSZKA:Warszawa Poland, Magnitogorsk Siberia Russia, Beit She'an Israel,
Argentina

WEJGBAUM:Warszawa Poland


Latvia SIG #Latvia Translation assistance from Latvian to English please #latvia

Jacquie Gruszecki <yehudit5@...>
 

Hello fellow Genners:

I am researching my paternal family name Iuzis, Iusis, Jusis.

I googled the names and a page came up on my screen
with content which includes 'Juzi', 'Juzis' & 'Juzim'.

I do not know what it is about. It appears to be in Latvian.

I would greatly appreciate your assistance with a loose translation to find out if it relates to my
family name.

It is on ViewMate at the following address:

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=3D22827

This posting has been sent to both Latvia digest and JewishGen digest. Please reply
off list to my email address in private.

Wishing you all the very best of success in your research,

Jacquie Gruszecki
Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada
yehudit5@yahoo.ca

Researching: IUZIS, JUZIS, IUSIS, JUSIS, YUTZIS, POPPEL: Dorohoi, Bucuresti, Mohyliv-Podilskyy,
Shargorod, Transnistria, Moldova, Galicia, Latvia, Lithuania

DIAMOND/ DIMENT/DYMENT / BLACKMAN/BLACHMAN: Garliava, Kovno, Latvia, Lithuania, Russian Poland
CAPLAN/CAPLAND/CAPLIN: Kiev, Latvia, Lithuania, Russian Poland, Manchester UK, London UK

COHEN, FROAM, PYZER: London UK, Manchester UK, Russian Poland,

GRUNBERG/GRINBERG/GREENBERG: Galatz Romania, London UK

GRUSZECKI/GRUSZECKA/GRUSZKA:Warszawa Poland, Magnitogorsk Siberia Russia, Beit She'an Israel,
Argentina

WEJGBAUM:Warszawa Poland


Re: Lancut homeowners 1749 #galicia

Alexander Sharon
 

Excellent job, Logan!

Author of this publication is Stanislaw Cetnarski, a bricklayer and
historian of the Lancut castle. His picture and book published in
1937 in Wabrzeno are shown on the site:

<http://www.zamek-lancut.pl/pl/Historia/ZasluzeniDlaLancuta#StanislawCetnarski>

Best

Alexander Sharon

Logan Kleinwaks wrote:

Lancut homeowners >from 1749 are listed, together with a labeled map, on
image 126 of "Miasto Lancut: z dziejow i z wlasnych wspomnien" (S.
Cetnarski; 1937), viewable on the Podkarpacka Digital Library at
http://www.pbc.rzeszow.pl/dlibra/docmetadata?id=1870. I have also
reproduced that page at http://genealogyindexer.org/Lancut1749b.gif.
Below is a transcript of the (likely) Jews. If you can link any of these
people to other sources, or provide surnames that they or their children
might have later used, or if you know the source Cetnarski used to produce
this list and map, please tell me....


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia RE: Lancut homeowners 1749 #galicia

Alexander Sharon
 

Excellent job, Logan!

Author of this publication is Stanislaw Cetnarski, a bricklayer and
historian of the Lancut castle. His picture and book published in
1937 in Wabrzeno are shown on the site:

<http://www.zamek-lancut.pl/pl/Historia/ZasluzeniDlaLancuta#StanislawCetnarski>

Best

Alexander Sharon

Logan Kleinwaks wrote:

Lancut homeowners >from 1749 are listed, together with a labeled map, on
image 126 of "Miasto Lancut: z dziejow i z wlasnych wspomnien" (S.
Cetnarski; 1937), viewable on the Podkarpacka Digital Library at
http://www.pbc.rzeszow.pl/dlibra/docmetadata?id=1870. I have also
reproduced that page at http://genealogyindexer.org/Lancut1749b.gif.
Below is a transcript of the (likely) Jews. If you can link any of these
people to other sources, or provide surnames that they or their children
might have later used, or if you know the source Cetnarski used to produce
this list and map, please tell me....


Re: re Who do you think you are, Rashida Jones. #latvia

lenhoff@...
 

Like several others who have written in, I enjoyed seeing the Rashida Jones
story. The Hasenpoth connection can in fact be traced quite easily via one of
the first lists posted on the Courland Research Group web site about twelve
years ago, namely the 1833-4 Hasenpoth Oklad. This is a browsable list of names
of about 1000 males of all ages, along with scanned copies of the original pages, at

http://www.jewishgen.org/courland/hasenpoth.htm

The list includes the following Bensonns, some of whom were mentioned in the
program (ages shown in parentheses) -- presumably Benjamin Markus, four sons and
a grandson:

107 BENSONN Benjamin Markus (47)
108 BENSONN Schlaume Benjamin (25)
109 BENSONN Markus Schlaume (1/2)
110 BENSONN Jankel Benjamin (16)
111 BENSONN Abraham Benjamin (9)
112 BENSONN Isaak Benjamin (1/2)

This list is also indexed in the All-Latvia Database, and Bensons are further
traceable via other records in the Database; for example, Isaak Benjamin (112
above) was apparently a 61-year old shoemaker in Talsen at the time of the 1897
All-Russia census.

Bramie Lenhoff


Latvia SIG #Latvia Re: re Who do you think you are, Rashida Jones. #latvia

lenhoff@...
 

Like several others who have written in, I enjoyed seeing the Rashida Jones
story. The Hasenpoth connection can in fact be traced quite easily via one of
the first lists posted on the Courland Research Group web site about twelve
years ago, namely the 1833-4 Hasenpoth Oklad. This is a browsable list of names
of about 1000 males of all ages, along with scanned copies of the original pages, at

http://www.jewishgen.org/courland/hasenpoth.htm

The list includes the following Bensonns, some of whom were mentioned in the
program (ages shown in parentheses) -- presumably Benjamin Markus, four sons and
a grandson:

107 BENSONN Benjamin Markus (47)
108 BENSONN Schlaume Benjamin (25)
109 BENSONN Markus Schlaume (1/2)
110 BENSONN Jankel Benjamin (16)
111 BENSONN Abraham Benjamin (9)
112 BENSONN Isaak Benjamin (1/2)

This list is also indexed in the All-Latvia Database, and Bensons are further
traceable via other records in the Database; for example, Isaak Benjamin (112
above) was apparently a 61-year old shoemaker in Talsen at the time of the 1897
All-Russia census.

Bramie Lenhoff


Geneology Bank #general

Jim Gutterman
 

Imagine I'm not the only one getting email solicitation for this website, which
primarily claims access to a gazillion old obits. If anyone familiar with it, is this
just another site that ancestry.com is really behind? Has anyone used, and if so, how
useful (index, completeness, etc.). I'm always dubious, but figure I'd ask...

Jim Gutterman (Gutterman,Goodman, Geller, Land(e)sman, Ochs, Hershkovitz)


MODERATOR NOTE: Please respond privately


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Geneology Bank #general

Jim Gutterman
 

Imagine I'm not the only one getting email solicitation for this website, which
primarily claims access to a gazillion old obits. If anyone familiar with it, is this
just another site that ancestry.com is really behind? Has anyone used, and if so, how
useful (index, completeness, etc.). I'm always dubious, but figure I'd ask...

Jim Gutterman (Gutterman,Goodman, Geller, Land(e)sman, Ochs, Hershkovitz)


MODERATOR NOTE: Please respond privately


Reminder: Help Grow JOWBR - Next Update #general

bounce-2421020-792487@...
 

The next update to JewishGen's JOWBR (JewishGen's Online Worldwide Burial
Registry) Database (http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/) will be in
June and will include all submissions made through May 31. Per JOWBR's
requirements, submissions should include complete cemeteries or cemetery
sections, not individual family burial information.

JOWBR currently contains over 1.7 million Jewish burial records >from 65
countries. The database grows through the efforts of our donors; Jewish
Genealogical Societies, individuals, historical societies, cemetery
administrators, synagogues and Chevra Kadishas. If you are aware of
cemetery records that are not currently in our database, we would appreciate
if you could help us obtain them and help grow the database.

If you're interested in making a submission, please see "Submitting Data
to JOWBR" at http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/Submit.htm
If you prefer, you can also watch our online screencasts that show you
how JOWBR works and will also walk you through the completion of the
standard templates, at:
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/Screencasts/

If you have any questions, please contact me at NAltman@JewishGen.org
Thank you in advance for your help!

Nolan Altman
JewishGen VP for Data Acquisition
JOWBR Coordinator


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Reminder: Help Grow JOWBR - Next Update #general

bounce-2421020-792487@...
 

The next update to JewishGen's JOWBR (JewishGen's Online Worldwide Burial
Registry) Database (http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/) will be in
June and will include all submissions made through May 31. Per JOWBR's
requirements, submissions should include complete cemeteries or cemetery
sections, not individual family burial information.

JOWBR currently contains over 1.7 million Jewish burial records >from 65
countries. The database grows through the efforts of our donors; Jewish
Genealogical Societies, individuals, historical societies, cemetery
administrators, synagogues and Chevra Kadishas. If you are aware of
cemetery records that are not currently in our database, we would appreciate
if you could help us obtain them and help grow the database.

If you're interested in making a submission, please see "Submitting Data
to JOWBR" at http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/Submit.htm
If you prefer, you can also watch our online screencasts that show you
how JOWBR works and will also walk you through the completion of the
standard templates, at:
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/Screencasts/

If you have any questions, please contact me at NAltman@JewishGen.org
Thank you in advance for your help!

Nolan Altman
JewishGen VP for Data Acquisition
JOWBR Coordinator


Birth place identification request, on Viewmate #general

Lisa Dashman <lisa.dashman@...>
 

Dear Genners,
I've posted a portion of the manifest for my ggm Scheine Krinsky (nee Shvedsky),
who arrived with her two youngest children in New York on the S.S. Lusitania on 21
August 1908. The family lived in Vasilishki (now in Belarus). On the far right is
my ggm's birth place, which appears to be "Oeoitwo". It is on ViewMate at
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=22815 . I would appreciate
your help in identifying this town.

Thank you for your help!

Best regards,
Lisa Dashman
NYC Metro Area

MODERATOR NOTE: Please respond privately or by using the viewmate response form.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Birth place identification request, on Viewmate #general

Lisa Dashman <lisa.dashman@...>
 

Dear Genners,
I've posted a portion of the manifest for my ggm Scheine Krinsky (nee Shvedsky),
who arrived with her two youngest children in New York on the S.S. Lusitania on 21
August 1908. The family lived in Vasilishki (now in Belarus). On the far right is
my ggm's birth place, which appears to be "Oeoitwo". It is on ViewMate at
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=22815 . I would appreciate
your help in identifying this town.

Thank you for your help!

Best regards,
Lisa Dashman
NYC Metro Area

MODERATOR NOTE: Please respond privately or by using the viewmate response form.


Harold Rosofsky, (SAAF, Pilot) #general

Martin Davis <dawidowicz@...>
 

Saul Issroff wrote: On behalf of AJEX , The Association of Jewish ex-Servicemen and
Women, I'm looking for information about Harold Rosofsky, a pilot who was the first
South African killed in WW2. There is a press report in the JTA.

I do not have much information but can say the following. Pilot Officer Harold
Rosofsky was educated privately at King Edward VII School, Johannesburg, South
Africa, where he was also a member of the school's Cadet Corps. His death is
recorded in the school's Roll of Honour and also in its 'Old Edwardians Year Book'.
Apparently, three years before his death he volunteered for the Royal Air Force,
coming to the UK to train as a pilot. After training, he was confirmed by the Air
Ministry, as a Pilot Officer on 9th August 1937. On 25th September 1939, an article
appeared in 'The Star' of Johannesburg, with the headline "First South African
Killed in War is a Jew", the article went on to say "The Union learned today that
its first war victim was Harold Rosofsky, Jewish air pilot who was killed in action
on the western front. Rosofsky was a resident of Johannesburg. He went to England
three years ago and was given a commission in the Royal Air Face". His death is
also noted in the American Jewish Year Book 5700, on page 331. This stated the
following "The first South African Jew to fall in the conflict was Harold Rosofsky
of Johannesburg who met his death in a Royal Air Force engagement on September 24."
Finally, 'The Star' Johannesburg 8th September 1944, in its Roll of Honour for that
day stated "ROSOFSKY. - Pilot Officer Harold ROSOFSKY, killed in action 8th Sept.,
1939. Remembered by his sisters and brothers."

Martin Davis
London (UK)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Harold Rosofsky, (SAAF, Pilot) #general

Martin Davis <dawidowicz@...>
 

Saul Issroff wrote: On behalf of AJEX , The Association of Jewish ex-Servicemen and
Women, I'm looking for information about Harold Rosofsky, a pilot who was the first
South African killed in WW2. There is a press report in the JTA.

I do not have much information but can say the following. Pilot Officer Harold
Rosofsky was educated privately at King Edward VII School, Johannesburg, South
Africa, where he was also a member of the school's Cadet Corps. His death is
recorded in the school's Roll of Honour and also in its 'Old Edwardians Year Book'.
Apparently, three years before his death he volunteered for the Royal Air Force,
coming to the UK to train as a pilot. After training, he was confirmed by the Air
Ministry, as a Pilot Officer on 9th August 1937. On 25th September 1939, an article
appeared in 'The Star' of Johannesburg, with the headline "First South African
Killed in War is a Jew", the article went on to say "The Union learned today that
its first war victim was Harold Rosofsky, Jewish air pilot who was killed in action
on the western front. Rosofsky was a resident of Johannesburg. He went to England
three years ago and was given a commission in the Royal Air Face". His death is
also noted in the American Jewish Year Book 5700, on page 331. This stated the
following "The first South African Jew to fall in the conflict was Harold Rosofsky
of Johannesburg who met his death in a Royal Air Force engagement on September 24."
Finally, 'The Star' Johannesburg 8th September 1944, in its Roll of Honour for that
day stated "ROSOFSKY. - Pilot Officer Harold ROSOFSKY, killed in action 8th Sept.,
1939. Remembered by his sisters and brothers."

Martin Davis
London (UK)

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