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Need Help Deciphering Town Name, Lodz Province #general

david colman <davidcolman@...>
 

I just found my greatgreat grandmother's 1920 Canadian landing record.
Her place of birth is written twice, once stating it's in Lodz, Polen.
The same place is written for next of kin >from where she's emmigrating.
In the latter case, the place looks fairly clearly written as Zulowitz,
although the first letter could be an L. In the other 2 instances, it
looks like the first letter is a J or possibly Y.

I have been unable to find a likely candidate for the town on my own and
would appreciate any suggestions.

David Colman

[MODERATOR: Posting the actual image on ViewMate - with enough surrounding
text in the same handwriting - will likely help others to offer better-
informed suggestions.]


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Need Help Deciphering Town Name, Lodz Province #general

david colman <davidcolman@...>
 

I just found my greatgreat grandmother's 1920 Canadian landing record.
Her place of birth is written twice, once stating it's in Lodz, Polen.
The same place is written for next of kin >from where she's emmigrating.
In the latter case, the place looks fairly clearly written as Zulowitz,
although the first letter could be an L. In the other 2 instances, it
looks like the first letter is a J or possibly Y.

I have been unable to find a likely candidate for the town on my own and
would appreciate any suggestions.

David Colman

[MODERATOR: Posting the actual image on ViewMate - with enough surrounding
text in the same handwriting - will likely help others to offer better-
informed suggestions.]


(US) Who Do You Think You Are Returns February 24 #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The season for genealogy shows is upon us. Last week I mentioned Genealogy
Roadshow which starts in January. Now the new season for Who Do You Think
You Are!

The new season of Who Do You Think You Are has been announced by The
Learning Channel (TLC). It begins on February 24 at 10PM E/9C. There will
be eight episodes but on the TLC website promo they only give a glimpse to
the first four: Julie Chen, Angie Harmon, Sean Hayes, and Bill Paxton. To
see the preview go to :

http://www.tlc.com/tv-shows/who-do-you-think-you-are/videos/new-season-premiere.htm
[MODERATOR: http://tinyurl.com/pllmk5k]

Who Do You Think You Are is produced by Lisa Kudrow and Dan Bucatinsky. The
series is sponsored by Ancestry.com who provides the research on each of the
celebrities and the research is used to build the research for each story.

It will be shown on TLC which is part Discovery Communications. Check your
local cable provider for your local TLC station.

I have no affiliation with TLC, Ancestry.com or Who Do You Think You Are and
am posting this solely for the information of the reader.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen (US) Who Do You Think You Are Returns February 24 #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The season for genealogy shows is upon us. Last week I mentioned Genealogy
Roadshow which starts in January. Now the new season for Who Do You Think
You Are!

The new season of Who Do You Think You Are has been announced by The
Learning Channel (TLC). It begins on February 24 at 10PM E/9C. There will
be eight episodes but on the TLC website promo they only give a glimpse to
the first four: Julie Chen, Angie Harmon, Sean Hayes, and Bill Paxton. To
see the preview go to :

http://www.tlc.com/tv-shows/who-do-you-think-you-are/videos/new-season-premiere.htm
[MODERATOR: http://tinyurl.com/pllmk5k]

Who Do You Think You Are is produced by Lisa Kudrow and Dan Bucatinsky. The
series is sponsored by Ancestry.com who provides the research on each of the
celebrities and the research is used to build the research for each story.

It will be shown on TLC which is part Discovery Communications. Check your
local cable provider for your local TLC station.

I have no affiliation with TLC, Ancestry.com or Who Do You Think You Are and
am posting this solely for the information of the reader.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


ViewMate - Russian Translation Needed #general

WALTER ELIAS
 

I've posted 3 vital records in Russian for which I need a translation.

I am interested in names, dates, ages, names of parents, occupation,
witnesses' names and towns of origin. Surnames are HOFFER and HOFER.
It is on ViewMate at the following addresses ...

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM37051
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM37060
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM37061

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.

Thank you very much.

Walter S. Elias
St. Louis Park, Minnesota


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen ViewMate - Russian Translation Needed #general

WALTER ELIAS
 

I've posted 3 vital records in Russian for which I need a translation.

I am interested in names, dates, ages, names of parents, occupation,
witnesses' names and towns of origin. Surnames are HOFFER and HOFER.
It is on ViewMate at the following addresses ...

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM37051
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM37060
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM37061

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.

Thank you very much.

Walter S. Elias
St. Louis Park, Minnesota


Are my ancestors Hungarian? #general

Merav
 

I am trying to find my father's paternal family.

We know that Moshe STERN was born in Jerusalem around 1850.

We know that he and his wife Scheine lived in the Old City until 1870 or so
when they moved, first to Mishkenot Shaananim and then to Batei Ungarn.

from what I understand of this neighborhood, Batei Ungarn were built for
poor people of Hungarian descent.

Can I then say, that The Stern family came to Israel/Palestine form Hungary?

Some family lore suggests that the family came because of the Hatam Sofer in
1810. Any ideas as to how to follow up on this?

Thank you all

Merav Schejtman
Jerusalem

Searching: NAGLER, STERN, ZYLBERSZAC, DURLACHER, MICHAELIS


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Are my ancestors Hungarian? #general

Merav
 

I am trying to find my father's paternal family.

We know that Moshe STERN was born in Jerusalem around 1850.

We know that he and his wife Scheine lived in the Old City until 1870 or so
when they moved, first to Mishkenot Shaananim and then to Batei Ungarn.

from what I understand of this neighborhood, Batei Ungarn were built for
poor people of Hungarian descent.

Can I then say, that The Stern family came to Israel/Palestine form Hungary?

Some family lore suggests that the family came because of the Hatam Sofer in
1810. Any ideas as to how to follow up on this?

Thank you all

Merav Schejtman
Jerusalem

Searching: NAGLER, STERN, ZYLBERSZAC, DURLACHER, MICHAELIS


STIKAN (SHTIKAN) in Latvia #general

Neil@...
 

Looking to make contact with anyone >from this family of the 19th
century that I found information on.

Neil Rosenstein
www.neilrosenstein.com

MODERATOR: Please contact Neil directly with any family information.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen STIKAN (SHTIKAN) in Latvia #general

Neil@...
 

Looking to make contact with anyone >from this family of the 19th
century that I found information on.

Neil Rosenstein
www.neilrosenstein.com

MODERATOR: Please contact Neil directly with any family information.


(Ukraine) IHRA Project to Study Killing Sites In Krements Region of Western Ukraine #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) initiated a project
to study Holocaust-era killing sites in the Kremenets region of western
Ukraine. They are scanning the area while they still have survivors who can
tell them where to search. IHRA's report ruled out conducting archeological
digs in killing sites as it violates Jewish law.

Nazis had thousands of killing sites in the Ukraine. This is but one of
them - that is part of a larger project funded by the German government. The
team is led by Meylakh Sheyket, director for the Union of Councils for Jews
in the Former Soviet Union, which is using geophysical imaging to delineate
the area where in 1942 Nazis buried thousands of Jews who they had
murdered.

To read more on this see: http://tinyurl.com/log75tw
Original url:
http://forward.com/articles/211177/holocaust-researchers-use-imaging-to-find-mass-gra/

IHRA is an intergovernmental body whose purpose is to place political and
social leaders' support behind the need for Holocaust education, remembrance
and research both nationally and internationally. To learn more about IHRA
see: https://www.holocaustremembrance.com/about-us

In full disclosure I was an invited speaker on access to holocaust records
this June to an IHRA committee.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen (Ukraine) IHRA Project to Study Killing Sites In Krements Region of Western Ukraine #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) initiated a project
to study Holocaust-era killing sites in the Kremenets region of western
Ukraine. They are scanning the area while they still have survivors who can
tell them where to search. IHRA's report ruled out conducting archeological
digs in killing sites as it violates Jewish law.

Nazis had thousands of killing sites in the Ukraine. This is but one of
them - that is part of a larger project funded by the German government. The
team is led by Meylakh Sheyket, director for the Union of Councils for Jews
in the Former Soviet Union, which is using geophysical imaging to delineate
the area where in 1942 Nazis buried thousands of Jews who they had
murdered.

To read more on this see: http://tinyurl.com/log75tw
Original url:
http://forward.com/articles/211177/holocaust-researchers-use-imaging-to-find-mass-gra/

IHRA is an intergovernmental body whose purpose is to place political and
social leaders' support behind the need for Holocaust education, remembrance
and research both nationally and internationally. To learn more about IHRA
see: https://www.holocaustremembrance.com/about-us

In full disclosure I was an invited speaker on access to holocaust records
this June to an IHRA committee.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Researching Stanislaw Rozycki, Warsaw Ghetto #warsaw #poland

kenjdgen@...
 

I am curious if anyone has researched the family history of a
Stanislaw Rozycki who lived in Warsaw at the outbreak of WW2, but fled
to Lwow in 1939 and then returned Oct 1941 and was captured and sent
to the Warsaw Ghetto.

Stanislaw Rozycki worked for the Oyneg Shabes Archives (Ringelblum
Archives) and wrote detailed pages on life in the Ghetto. I have been
recently researching descendants of the Rozycki family but haven't
made the connection between Stanislaw and other Rozycki family members
in Warsaw at that time.

Any assistance would be much appreciated, thanks.

Best regards,

Ken Drabinsky

Coordinator
Kolo Rypin Plock Area Research Group (KRPARG)
"tracing your Jewish ancestral links in north central Poland"
kenjdgen@gmail.com


Warszawa Research Group #Warsaw #Poland Researching Stanislaw Rozycki, Warsaw Ghetto #warsaw #poland

kenjdgen@...
 

I am curious if anyone has researched the family history of a
Stanislaw Rozycki who lived in Warsaw at the outbreak of WW2, but fled
to Lwow in 1939 and then returned Oct 1941 and was captured and sent
to the Warsaw Ghetto.

Stanislaw Rozycki worked for the Oyneg Shabes Archives (Ringelblum
Archives) and wrote detailed pages on life in the Ghetto. I have been
recently researching descendants of the Rozycki family but haven't
made the connection between Stanislaw and other Rozycki family members
in Warsaw at that time.

Any assistance would be much appreciated, thanks.

Best regards,

Ken Drabinsky

Coordinator
Kolo Rypin Plock Area Research Group (KRPARG)
"tracing your Jewish ancestral links in north central Poland"
kenjdgen@gmail.com


Warsaw 1939/1940 Business and Homeowners Directory now searchable #warsaw #poland

Logan J. Kleinwaks
 

The 1939/1940 Warsaw Business and Homeowners Directory (Ksiega
adresowo-gospodarcza miasta stolecznego Warszawy) is now full-text
searchable at http://genealogyindexer.org. This extremely rare book
was never published because of the War and is extant in only a single
pre-publication proof copy (as far as I know). This copy recently
surfaced at an auction and was purchased and digitized by the Central
Military Library in Warsaw.

Due to the late compilation date, August 1939, some parts of the
directory were apparently not finished. In the homeowners section,
entries for surnames beginning with Z might be missing.

If you find a match in this directory, please email me, as I would
like to share with the Central Military Library some indication of its
usefulness to genealogists. The auction price was quite high and it
might be good encouragement to show its value in human terms. It is
only due to them and an anonymous genealogist that I became aware of
the directory and have been able to make it searchable.

Please note that search results link directly to page scans, but, the
way the directory is hosted, you will have to wait for a large pdf to
download before you are automatically shown the matching image.

To browse the directory instead of searching it, follow the links to
the different parts at http://genealogyindexer.org/directories#Warsaw.

Logan Kleinwaks
kleinwaks@alumni.princeton.edu
near Washington, D.C.


more Warsaw directories now searchable #poland #warsaw

Logan J. Kleinwaks
 

In addition to the 1939/1940 Warsaw Business and Homeowners Directory
described in a separate post, the following Warsaw sources were
recently added to the full-text search engine at
http://genealogyindexer.org:

1912-1916 Warsaw Jewish Community Report
1907, 1908 Warsaw Calendars
1894 Warsaw Gubernia Commemorative Book
1883 Warsaw and Praga Address and Business Directory
1827, 1829 Warsaw Directories

Search results link directly to scanned pages on the websites of the
institutions that digitized these sources. In many cases, to view the
scans, you will need to install (once) a .DjVu plugin for your web
browser. I and many others use the free plugin from
https://www.cuminas.jp/en/downloads/download_en/?pid=1, but some Mac
users report problems with it.

To browse these sources, instead of searching, visit the links at
http://genealogyindexer.org/directories#Warsaw.

To stay informed about all updates to the search engine, sign up for
the weekly email list at http://genealogyindexer.org/news.

Logan Kleinwaks
kleinwaks@alumni.princeton.edu
near Washington, D.C.


Warszawa Research Group #Warsaw #Poland Warsaw 1939/1940 Business and Homeowners Directory now searchable #poland #warsaw

Logan J. Kleinwaks
 

The 1939/1940 Warsaw Business and Homeowners Directory (Ksiega
adresowo-gospodarcza miasta stolecznego Warszawy) is now full-text
searchable at http://genealogyindexer.org. This extremely rare book
was never published because of the War and is extant in only a single
pre-publication proof copy (as far as I know). This copy recently
surfaced at an auction and was purchased and digitized by the Central
Military Library in Warsaw.

Due to the late compilation date, August 1939, some parts of the
directory were apparently not finished. In the homeowners section,
entries for surnames beginning with Z might be missing.

If you find a match in this directory, please email me, as I would
like to share with the Central Military Library some indication of its
usefulness to genealogists. The auction price was quite high and it
might be good encouragement to show its value in human terms. It is
only due to them and an anonymous genealogist that I became aware of
the directory and have been able to make it searchable.

Please note that search results link directly to page scans, but, the
way the directory is hosted, you will have to wait for a large pdf to
download before you are automatically shown the matching image.

To browse the directory instead of searching it, follow the links to
the different parts at http://genealogyindexer.org/directories#Warsaw.

Logan Kleinwaks
kleinwaks@alumni.princeton.edu
near Washington, D.C.


Warszawa Research Group #Warsaw #Poland more Warsaw directories now searchable #warsaw #poland

Logan J. Kleinwaks
 

In addition to the 1939/1940 Warsaw Business and Homeowners Directory
described in a separate post, the following Warsaw sources were
recently added to the full-text search engine at
http://genealogyindexer.org:

1912-1916 Warsaw Jewish Community Report
1907, 1908 Warsaw Calendars
1894 Warsaw Gubernia Commemorative Book
1883 Warsaw and Praga Address and Business Directory
1827, 1829 Warsaw Directories

Search results link directly to scanned pages on the websites of the
institutions that digitized these sources. In many cases, to view the
scans, you will need to install (once) a .DjVu plugin for your web
browser. I and many others use the free plugin from
https://www.cuminas.jp/en/downloads/download_en/?pid=1, but some Mac
users report problems with it.

To browse these sources, instead of searching, visit the links at
http://genealogyindexer.org/directories#Warsaw.

To stay informed about all updates to the search engine, sign up for
the weekly email list at http://genealogyindexer.org/news.

Logan Kleinwaks
kleinwaks@alumni.princeton.edu
near Washington, D.C.


(US) NTIS Reinstates Limited Access Death Master File (LADMF) Subscriber Certification Form #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Previously announced to the readers of this digest, the Office of
Management and Budget (OMB) had required a cessation of applications for
certification for the Death Master File (DMF) access effective September 30,
2014. IAJGS was informed today by the National Technical Information
Service (NTIS) - a branch of the US Department of Commerce - that the Limited
Access Death Master File (LADMF) Subscriber Certification Form, OMB Control
Number 0692-0013, has been reinstated effective 12/17/2014.

(For full discussion on this issue see IAJGS Records Access alerts: November
5, 2014 September 30, 2014 and September 18, 2014*).

If you are already certified by the NTIS you do not need to recertify now.

If you are interested in applying for certification the form is available
for download at https://dmf.ntis.gov/ along with instructions for filling
out the form and the Subscriber Agreement or Licensee Agreement. Those who
are not certified and wish to receive the LADMF through the NTIS Temporary
Certification Program for Access to the Death Master File under the Interim
Final Rule (15 CFR Part 1110; 79 Fed. Reg. 16668, 3/26/2014), may now apply
for certification to receive it. To do so you must pay the $200
certification fee and fully fill out, sign and submit the Limited Access DMF
Certification Form. You will also be required to sign and submit a
Subscriber Agreement or Licensee Agreement.

If the instructions for filling out the form and choosing the appropriate
agreement don't fully answer your questions, you may also call the NTIS
Customer Contact Center at 1-800-553-6847.

The $200 certification fee does not provide access to the restricted DMF. It
is only for certification. There is another fee for accessing the actual
restricted Death Master File. For those considering certification in order
to access the restricted Death Master File I strongly encourage you to read
the article by Dee Dee King (see below), the first forensic genealogist to
be certified. Not only is the access to the information very costly, the
restricted database no longer provides many of the data elements we were
used to in the Social Security Death Index (SSDI) - the commercial version of
the DMF - nor does it have a search engine that the genealogical firms used
that facilitated the search.

Dee Dee's article : http://tinyurl.com/kr9g48z

Original url:
http://www.forensicgenealogists.org/wp-content/uploads/CAFG_Vol_4_Issue_3_DMF-Special.pdf

IAJGS replied to the proposed OMB Paperwork Reduction Act about these issues
and the November 5 IAJGS Records Access Alert includes the NTIS response.
The genealogical community under the Records Preservation and Access
Committee (RPAC) of which IAJGS is a sponsoring member, is following this
and plans to address in it 2015.

*If you want full details of the postings please go to the Records Access
Alert and access the archives-
http://lists.iajgs.org/mailman/private/records-access-alerts/ You must be
a registered subscriber to access the archives. To register go to:
http://lists.iajgs.org/mailman/listinfo/records-access-alerts and follow
the instructions to enter your email address, full name and which
JGS/JHS/SIG/JewishGen is your affiliation You will receive an email
response that you have to reply to or the subscription will not be
finalized.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen (US) NTIS Reinstates Limited Access Death Master File (LADMF) Subscriber Certification Form #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Previously announced to the readers of this digest, the Office of
Management and Budget (OMB) had required a cessation of applications for
certification for the Death Master File (DMF) access effective September 30,
2014. IAJGS was informed today by the National Technical Information
Service (NTIS) - a branch of the US Department of Commerce - that the Limited
Access Death Master File (LADMF) Subscriber Certification Form, OMB Control
Number 0692-0013, has been reinstated effective 12/17/2014.

(For full discussion on this issue see IAJGS Records Access alerts: November
5, 2014 September 30, 2014 and September 18, 2014*).

If you are already certified by the NTIS you do not need to recertify now.

If you are interested in applying for certification the form is available
for download at https://dmf.ntis.gov/ along with instructions for filling
out the form and the Subscriber Agreement or Licensee Agreement. Those who
are not certified and wish to receive the LADMF through the NTIS Temporary
Certification Program for Access to the Death Master File under the Interim
Final Rule (15 CFR Part 1110; 79 Fed. Reg. 16668, 3/26/2014), may now apply
for certification to receive it. To do so you must pay the $200
certification fee and fully fill out, sign and submit the Limited Access DMF
Certification Form. You will also be required to sign and submit a
Subscriber Agreement or Licensee Agreement.

If the instructions for filling out the form and choosing the appropriate
agreement don't fully answer your questions, you may also call the NTIS
Customer Contact Center at 1-800-553-6847.

The $200 certification fee does not provide access to the restricted DMF. It
is only for certification. There is another fee for accessing the actual
restricted Death Master File. For those considering certification in order
to access the restricted Death Master File I strongly encourage you to read
the article by Dee Dee King (see below), the first forensic genealogist to
be certified. Not only is the access to the information very costly, the
restricted database no longer provides many of the data elements we were
used to in the Social Security Death Index (SSDI) - the commercial version of
the DMF - nor does it have a search engine that the genealogical firms used
that facilitated the search.

Dee Dee's article : http://tinyurl.com/kr9g48z

Original url:
http://www.forensicgenealogists.org/wp-content/uploads/CAFG_Vol_4_Issue_3_DMF-Special.pdf

IAJGS replied to the proposed OMB Paperwork Reduction Act about these issues
and the November 5 IAJGS Records Access Alert includes the NTIS response.
The genealogical community under the Records Preservation and Access
Committee (RPAC) of which IAJGS is a sponsoring member, is following this
and plans to address in it 2015.

*If you want full details of the postings please go to the Records Access
Alert and access the archives-
http://lists.iajgs.org/mailman/private/records-access-alerts/ You must be
a registered subscriber to access the archives. To register go to:
http://lists.iajgs.org/mailman/listinfo/records-access-alerts and follow
the instructions to enter your email address, full name and which
JGS/JHS/SIG/JewishGen is your affiliation You will receive an email
response that you have to reply to or the subscription will not be
finalized.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

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