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Re: Praju and Szelum #general

Evertjan. <exxjxw.hannivoort@...>
 

Mark Schwartz wrote:

I am looking for any ideas about the location "Praju" which is listed as the
residence in Poland for a great aunt and uncle. I have searched all the Jewishgen
utilities and the EIDB with no success on leads. I am also looking for ideas
on the location listed as place of birth for that same person. It is
listed as "Szelum." Again, no luck.
There is a "Prajou" south og Brest, France

The JewishGen Gazetteer gives 133 matches in Eastern Europe when searching
with Daitch-Motokoff Soundex.

My aunt/uncles family are all (as far as I know) >from the Lomza
gubierna, and resided in Rozan, or nearby shtetls.
Rózan, Poland, in the JewishGen Communities Database, gives a long list of
nearby Shtetls, among which: Baranowo [Yid: Barneve], Poland

Evertjan Hannivoort.
The Netherlands.
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JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Praju and Szelum #general

Evertjan. <exxjxw.hannivoort@...>
 

Mark Schwartz wrote:

I am looking for any ideas about the location "Praju" which is listed as the
residence in Poland for a great aunt and uncle. I have searched all the Jewishgen
utilities and the EIDB with no success on leads. I am also looking for ideas
on the location listed as place of birth for that same person. It is
listed as "Szelum." Again, no luck.
There is a "Prajou" south og Brest, France

The JewishGen Gazetteer gives 133 matches in Eastern Europe when searching
with Daitch-Motokoff Soundex.

My aunt/uncles family are all (as far as I know) >from the Lomza
gubierna, and resided in Rozan, or nearby shtetls.
Rózan, Poland, in the JewishGen Communities Database, gives a long list of
nearby Shtetls, among which: Baranowo [Yid: Barneve], Poland

Evertjan Hannivoort.
The Netherlands.
(Please change the x'es to dots in my emailaddress)
Visit [recently changed URL]: <http://synagogeenschede.nl/>


[UK} Census of England and Wales Feedback Requested on Office for National Statistics Consultation Report #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Several years ago I posted that Peter Calver, founder of Lost Cousins
http://www.lostcousins.com/, a British based family history website whose mission
is to match you with cousins researching the same ancestors, wrote in his
newsletter that bthere's a good chance that the 2011 England & Wales census will be
the last". In the September 24, 2013 issue of Lost Cousins,
http://www.lostcousins.com/newsletters/latesep13news.htm Mr. Calver reports that
the Consultation Report that will finally decide the future of the England & Wales
census has just been published by the Office for National Statistics. The report
may be accessed at: at his website at the above urlbit is a pdf. On the report's
summary page there are two links: Summary for Uses For Census Information and
Summary of the Benefits of Census Information. The Summary for Uses For Census
Information may also be accessed directly >from the Office for National Statistics
at: http://tinyurl.com/ldhcfhp
original url:
http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/search/index.html?pageSize=50&sortBy=none&sortDirection=none&newquery=ONS+User+statements+genealogists+and+social+researchers

Mr. Calver also reports there is a draft document relating to the specific needs of
genealogists that might be of interest -it is a word document and the link to
download it is available on the Lost Cousins link
http://www.lostcousins.com/newsletters/latesep13news.htm .

The summary of the bThe census and future provision of population statistics in
England and Walesb public consultation states their findings resulted in two
possible approaches for census taking in future:
once a decade, like that conducted in 2011, but primarily online.
using existing government data and compulsory annual surveys.

For over 200 years England and Wales has conducted a census every ten years. The
Office for National Statistics (ONS) states the population is changing and they
need to understand the changes as they continue. The ONS is looking for
opportunities to modernize the existing process or develop an alternative census
method that reuses existing data already held within government. There are
attributes about both processes. No decision has yet been made as to which
methodology they will use. The ONS suggests reading the Consultation Report
accessed on the above-mentioned link and then using the online questionnaire by
December 13, 2013. The questionnaire may be accessed by a link on the summary
page of the aforementioned Consultation Report or directly at:
http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/XY3SK3W

For further information, please contact:
Beyond 2011 Programme
Office for National Statistics
Email: Beyond2011@...

Jan Meisels Allen
IAJGS Vice President
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen [UK} Census of England and Wales Feedback Requested on Office for National Statistics Consultation Report #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Several years ago I posted that Peter Calver, founder of Lost Cousins
http://www.lostcousins.com/, a British based family history website whose mission
is to match you with cousins researching the same ancestors, wrote in his
newsletter that bthere's a good chance that the 2011 England & Wales census will be
the last". In the September 24, 2013 issue of Lost Cousins,
http://www.lostcousins.com/newsletters/latesep13news.htm Mr. Calver reports that
the Consultation Report that will finally decide the future of the England & Wales
census has just been published by the Office for National Statistics. The report
may be accessed at: at his website at the above urlbit is a pdf. On the report's
summary page there are two links: Summary for Uses For Census Information and
Summary of the Benefits of Census Information. The Summary for Uses For Census
Information may also be accessed directly >from the Office for National Statistics
at: http://tinyurl.com/ldhcfhp
original url:
http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/search/index.html?pageSize=50&sortBy=none&sortDirection=none&newquery=ONS+User+statements+genealogists+and+social+researchers

Mr. Calver also reports there is a draft document relating to the specific needs of
genealogists that might be of interest -it is a word document and the link to
download it is available on the Lost Cousins link
http://www.lostcousins.com/newsletters/latesep13news.htm .

The summary of the bThe census and future provision of population statistics in
England and Walesb public consultation states their findings resulted in two
possible approaches for census taking in future:
once a decade, like that conducted in 2011, but primarily online.
using existing government data and compulsory annual surveys.

For over 200 years England and Wales has conducted a census every ten years. The
Office for National Statistics (ONS) states the population is changing and they
need to understand the changes as they continue. The ONS is looking for
opportunities to modernize the existing process or develop an alternative census
method that reuses existing data already held within government. There are
attributes about both processes. No decision has yet been made as to which
methodology they will use. The ONS suggests reading the Consultation Report
accessed on the above-mentioned link and then using the online questionnaire by
December 13, 2013. The questionnaire may be accessed by a link on the summary
page of the aforementioned Consultation Report or directly at:
http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/XY3SK3W

For further information, please contact:
Beyond 2011 Programme
Office for National Statistics
Email: Beyond2011@...

Jan Meisels Allen
IAJGS Vice President
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JGS (NY) 36th "Double Chai" Anniversary Celebration #usa

Harriet Mayer
 

The Jewish Genealogical Society (of New York), the first JGS in the USA,
will celebrate the 36th ( double chai ) anniversary of its founding in
October, 2013. A luncheon and lecture will mark the anniversary.
Complete details are at http://www.jgsny.org/

Early American Jewish historian Rabbi Malcolm S. Stern was a co-founder
of the Society.

The JGS (NY) helped pioneer the Family Finder database - now the
JewishGen Family Finder (JGFF). The Society also sponsored the first
summer conference for Jewish genealogists in 1981, setting the
precedent for annual summer seminars each year since.
The history and other major contributions of the (NY) JGS are described
in greater detail at: http://www.jgsny.org/history-of-jgs-inc

The "double chai" luncheon and lecture on October 27th are open to all.
Luncheon tickets are $40, advance registration required. http://www.jgsny.org/

Harriet Mayer, JGS NY VP Communications, New York NY


Early American SIG #USA JGS (NY) 36th "Double Chai" Anniversary Celebration #usa

Harriet Mayer
 

The Jewish Genealogical Society (of New York), the first JGS in the USA,
will celebrate the 36th ( double chai ) anniversary of its founding in
October, 2013. A luncheon and lecture will mark the anniversary.
Complete details are at http://www.jgsny.org/

Early American Jewish historian Rabbi Malcolm S. Stern was a co-founder
of the Society.

The JGS (NY) helped pioneer the Family Finder database - now the
JewishGen Family Finder (JGFF). The Society also sponsored the first
summer conference for Jewish genealogists in 1981, setting the
precedent for annual summer seminars each year since.
The history and other major contributions of the (NY) JGS are described
in greater detail at: http://www.jgsny.org/history-of-jgs-inc

The "double chai" luncheon and lecture on October 27th are open to all.
Luncheon tickets are $40, advance registration required. http://www.jgsny.org/

Harriet Mayer, JGS NY VP Communications, New York NY


Re: researching OPPENHEIMER and FROHLICH from Bad Mergentheim, Baden Wuerttemberg #germany

Jeff Lewy <airbair@...>
 

You might check the WorldCat multilibrary catalog at www.worldcat.org
and search for each of the town names, or the town names with
"friedhof" for cemetery items. There are many items in these
listings, but it might be worth scrolling through the listings to see
if any of the items are what you are looking for. If you find a book,
you can find where copies of the book are located, and possibly
request it through an interlibrary loan.

There is a publisher in Bad Mergentheim listed in one entry, that was
in business in 1985, at least. It is/was named "Atrioc." It may be a
long shot, but perhaps if you contact them, they may know of the book
you seek. Good luck on your research!

Jeff Lewy, San Francisco, CA USA airbair@...


German SIG #Germany Re: researching OPPENHEIMER and FROHLICH from Bad Mergentheim, Baden Wuerttemberg #germany

Jeff Lewy <airbair@...>
 

You might check the WorldCat multilibrary catalog at www.worldcat.org
and search for each of the town names, or the town names with
"friedhof" for cemetery items. There are many items in these
listings, but it might be worth scrolling through the listings to see
if any of the items are what you are looking for. If you find a book,
you can find where copies of the book are located, and possibly
request it through an interlibrary loan.

There is a publisher in Bad Mergentheim listed in one entry, that was
in business in 1985, at least. It is/was named "Atrioc." It may be a
long shot, but perhaps if you contact them, they may know of the book
you seek. Good luck on your research!

Jeff Lewy, San Francisco, CA USA airbair@...


JSTOR Offers JPASS Access For Individuals To 1500 Academic Journals--Pay Site #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

JSTOR is a shared digital library created in 1995 to help university and
college libraries to free space on their shelves, save costs, and provide
greater levels of access to more content. It's a not-for-profit, founded to
help academic libraries and publishers. Previously, one had to be associated
with a University or other institution which held a subscription to gain
access JSTOR has announced JPASS - monthly & annual individual access plans
for independent researchers, recent graduates, professionals, and lifelong
learners. JPASS gives the individual personal access to a library of more
than 1,500 academic journals on JSTOR. The subscription details can be found
http://jpass.jstor.org/#j_what_is_jpass_-plans .
If your local library does not have access for JSTOR this may be something
of interest. To glance at their collection go to:
http://jpass.jstor.org/#j_what_is_jpass_-plans and click on "collection".
While most of the journals are >from the 20th century they have some that go
back to the 18th century and >from a number of f countries. I rarely post
about subscription services that do not have a free period- JPASS does not,
but since it is an unusual access to over 1500 journals am breaking "my own
rule".

Jan Meisels Allen
IAJGS Vice President
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JSTOR Offers JPASS Access For Individuals To 1500 Academic Journals--Pay Site #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

JSTOR is a shared digital library created in 1995 to help university and
college libraries to free space on their shelves, save costs, and provide
greater levels of access to more content. It's a not-for-profit, founded to
help academic libraries and publishers. Previously, one had to be associated
with a University or other institution which held a subscription to gain
access JSTOR has announced JPASS - monthly & annual individual access plans
for independent researchers, recent graduates, professionals, and lifelong
learners. JPASS gives the individual personal access to a library of more
than 1,500 academic journals on JSTOR. The subscription details can be found
http://jpass.jstor.org/#j_what_is_jpass_-plans .
If your local library does not have access for JSTOR this may be something
of interest. To glance at their collection go to:
http://jpass.jstor.org/#j_what_is_jpass_-plans and click on "collection".
While most of the journals are >from the 20th century they have some that go
back to the 18th century and >from a number of f countries. I rarely post
about subscription services that do not have a free period- JPASS does not,
but since it is an unusual access to over 1500 journals am breaking "my own
rule".

Jan Meisels Allen
IAJGS Vice President
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Re: subcarpathia digest: July 17, 2013 #subcarpathia

, <j_falk@...>
 

Marshall: Sorry to take so long to respond to your wonderful trip report.
You have my utmost admiration for the work you are doing. I would be
happy to contribute to you work. Please advise to whom and where I
should send my check.

Julian Falk

MODERATOR NOTE: Thank you. Contributions to the Sub-Carpathia SIG
General Fund can be made here:

< http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/ >


Subcarpathia SIG #Subcarpathia Re: subcarpathia digest: July 17, 2013 #subcarpathia

, <j_falk@...>
 

Marshall: Sorry to take so long to respond to your wonderful trip report.
You have my utmost admiration for the work you are doing. I would be
happy to contribute to you work. Please advise to whom and where I
should send my check.

Julian Falk

MODERATOR NOTE: Thank you. Contributions to the Sub-Carpathia SIG
General Fund can be made here:

< http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/ >


ViewMate Translation Request--German #general

Deborah Dworski
 

I have posted to ViewMate a handwritten document >from the town of Golub Dobrzyn,
Poland with the hope someone can translate the German script. The document
pertains to the family of a Holocaust-survivor friend who is trying to trace his
family's history in the town. Initially, I thought the record to be written in
Russian, but someone who reads Cyrillic has corrected my error.

Here is a direct link:
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=28919

Please reply privately or via ViewMate.

Sincerely,
Deborah Dworski
Arlington, Virginia U.S.A.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen ViewMate Translation Request--German #general

Deborah Dworski
 

I have posted to ViewMate a handwritten document >from the town of Golub Dobrzyn,
Poland with the hope someone can translate the German script. The document
pertains to the family of a Holocaust-survivor friend who is trying to trace his
family's history in the town. Initially, I thought the record to be written in
Russian, but someone who reads Cyrillic has corrected my error.

Here is a direct link:
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=28919

Please reply privately or via ViewMate.

Sincerely,
Deborah Dworski
Arlington, Virginia U.S.A.


ViewMate tombstone translation request - Hebrew to English #general

andyshop@...
 

I've posted a tombstone photo with Hebrew script for which I would like a loose
translation. It is on ViewMate at the following address ...
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM29247
Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.
Thank you very much.

Andy Foulk
Indianapolis


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen ViewMate tombstone translation request - Hebrew to English #general

andyshop@...
 

I've posted a tombstone photo with Hebrew script for which I would like a loose
translation. It is on ViewMate at the following address ...
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM29247
Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.
Thank you very much.

Andy Foulk
Indianapolis


Searching for SCHWED connections #general

prayerboy@juno.com <prayerboy@...>
 

I am following some clues to connect to possible relatives of my SCHWED heritage.
If any of these names are familiar to you, would you please contact me directly.
All are connected to New York City.

Mayer Schwed, born around 1838, married to Mary They had a son Phillip, b. 1864,
d. 11/16/23, married to Martha or Bertha They had a son Lawrence, b. 22 Mar 1891,
d. 7/66, married to Milly They had two sons, Langdon and Warren, both possibly
served in WWII...and that is where my search grows cold.

If I have my facts straight, my ggf Joseph Schwed was somehow connected to Mayer,
according to his naturalization petition card.

Thank you,

Todd Frederick


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching for SCHWED connections #general

prayerboy@juno.com <prayerboy@...>
 

I am following some clues to connect to possible relatives of my SCHWED heritage.
If any of these names are familiar to you, would you please contact me directly.
All are connected to New York City.

Mayer Schwed, born around 1838, married to Mary They had a son Phillip, b. 1864,
d. 11/16/23, married to Martha or Bertha They had a son Lawrence, b. 22 Mar 1891,
d. 7/66, married to Milly They had two sons, Langdon and Warren, both possibly
served in WWII...and that is where my search grows cold.

If I have my facts straight, my ggf Joseph Schwed was somehow connected to Mayer,
according to his naturalization petition card.

Thank you,

Todd Frederick


Re: New York Public Library - research advice #general

Erika Herzog
 

As someone who lives in New York I have found this thread truly amazing and very
helpful. I wonder if this great advice is compiled anywhere as a FAQ?

And as a fledgling librarian, I want to emphasize that it is really prudent and
important to contact the librarians ahead of time so that you can maximize your
research time at the library. Especially coming >from out of time specifically to do
research on these areas, I think that pre-visit contact will reduce a lot of
frustrations.

Great thread!

Erika Herzog, New York, NY * ID 100768 * erika_herzog@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: New York Public Library - research advice #general

Erika Herzog
 

As someone who lives in New York I have found this thread truly amazing and very
helpful. I wonder if this great advice is compiled anywhere as a FAQ?

And as a fledgling librarian, I want to emphasize that it is really prudent and
important to contact the librarians ahead of time so that you can maximize your
research time at the library. Especially coming >from out of time specifically to do
research on these areas, I think that pre-visit contact will reduce a lot of
frustrations.

Great thread!

Erika Herzog, New York, NY * ID 100768 * erika_herzog@...

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