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Interactive Map of Mass Killing Sites in Lithuania / Belarus #lithuania

Eden Joachim <esjoachim@...>
 

An interactive map of execution sites of Jewish victims identified in
Lithuania can be viewed at http://www.yahadmap.org/#map/q_pays.6/

An interactive map of execution sites of Jewish victims identified in
Belarus (for sites previously in Vilna Gubernia especially) can be viewed
at http://www.yahadmap.org/#map/q_pays.2/

Yahad In Unum identifies mass Jewish killing sites and collects forensic
evidence of the executions. Our team videotapes witnesses' testimonies to
these killings. To this day, Yahad has effectuated research concerning
1,337 execution sites and has gathered 3,580 testimonies during the
course of its 79 investigative research trips in 7 countries (Ukraine,
Belarus, Russia, Poland, Romania, Moldova, and Lithuania).

This post is for information purposes only. LitvakSIG has no affiliation
with Yahad l In Unum. There is much more information on their website at
http://www.yahadinunum.org.

Eden Joachim
President, LitvakSIG


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Interactive Map of Mass Killing Sites in Lithuania / Belarus #lithuania

Eden Joachim <esjoachim@...>
 

An interactive map of execution sites of Jewish victims identified in
Lithuania can be viewed at http://www.yahadmap.org/#map/q_pays.6/

An interactive map of execution sites of Jewish victims identified in
Belarus (for sites previously in Vilna Gubernia especially) can be viewed
at http://www.yahadmap.org/#map/q_pays.2/

Yahad In Unum identifies mass Jewish killing sites and collects forensic
evidence of the executions. Our team videotapes witnesses' testimonies to
these killings. To this day, Yahad has effectuated research concerning
1,337 execution sites and has gathered 3,580 testimonies during the
course of its 79 investigative research trips in 7 countries (Ukraine,
Belarus, Russia, Poland, Romania, Moldova, and Lithuania).

This post is for information purposes only. LitvakSIG has no affiliation
with Yahad l In Unum. There is much more information on their website at
http://www.yahadinunum.org.

Eden Joachim
President, LitvakSIG


Fw: Rozniatow (Galicia) Cadastral Map 1851 now online! #poland

Marlene Bishow
 

Hi all:

I was ecstatic to see that at long last the cadastral map for my paternal
family's ancestral home of Rozniatow was posted to the GG MAp Room. I spent
many hours today scouring the map for any indication of the DEUTSCHER or
NUSBAUM famiy name and found none.

I realize that this map was >from 1851 and also that all landowner names are
not indicated, however I have good reason to believe that my DEITSCHER
family was in Rozniatow by this time. My 2nd ggf , Sheah Mendel DUETSCHER
was in the lumber business and by the late 19th century, he was a wealthy
man. His son, my ggf, Chaim DEUTSCHER was not born until about 1863. Chaim
had a large roadhouse on the Alter Dorf, not far >from the rail station. On
the property there were out buildings, some of which were still standing in
2005 when Rozniatow was visited by family members. The family also had a
butter and egg business. They candled eggs for the local farmers and made
butter in their creamery. Some of Chaim's sons continued their butter and
egg business when they arrived in New York City in the early 20th century.

I do not know much about the NUSBAUMs. My ggf was Mordecai NUSBAUM. He was
married to Sosia. Their daughter, my ggm was Feiga. She married Chaim
DEITSCHER in about 1881. Other children included L. NUSBAUM (male), Samuel,
and Taieva (female).

Hoping that someone spots something on this new (old) map that may help me
learn more about my Galician ancestors.

Happy Chanukah,
Marlene Bishow
Rockville, MD

Date: Fri, 19 Dec 2014 22:37:20 -0800

Gesher Galicia has just uploaded a partial sketched cadastral map of
the town of Rozniatow (Rozhniativ, Rozhniatow, Rozniatow) >from 1851.
This excerpt >from the full map includes two sheets comprising the full
residential area of the town. <snip>

http://maps.geshergalicia.org/cadastral/rozniatow-rozhniativ-1851/

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately.


JRI Poland #Poland Fw: Rozniatow (Galicia) Cadastral Map 1851 now online! #poland

Marlene Bishow
 

Hi all:

I was ecstatic to see that at long last the cadastral map for my paternal
family's ancestral home of Rozniatow was posted to the GG MAp Room. I spent
many hours today scouring the map for any indication of the DEUTSCHER or
NUSBAUM famiy name and found none.

I realize that this map was >from 1851 and also that all landowner names are
not indicated, however I have good reason to believe that my DEITSCHER
family was in Rozniatow by this time. My 2nd ggf , Sheah Mendel DUETSCHER
was in the lumber business and by the late 19th century, he was a wealthy
man. His son, my ggf, Chaim DEUTSCHER was not born until about 1863. Chaim
had a large roadhouse on the Alter Dorf, not far >from the rail station. On
the property there were out buildings, some of which were still standing in
2005 when Rozniatow was visited by family members. The family also had a
butter and egg business. They candled eggs for the local farmers and made
butter in their creamery. Some of Chaim's sons continued their butter and
egg business when they arrived in New York City in the early 20th century.

I do not know much about the NUSBAUMs. My ggf was Mordecai NUSBAUM. He was
married to Sosia. Their daughter, my ggm was Feiga. She married Chaim
DEITSCHER in about 1881. Other children included L. NUSBAUM (male), Samuel,
and Taieva (female).

Hoping that someone spots something on this new (old) map that may help me
learn more about my Galician ancestors.

Happy Chanukah,
Marlene Bishow
Rockville, MD

Date: Fri, 19 Dec 2014 22:37:20 -0800

Gesher Galicia has just uploaded a partial sketched cadastral map of
the town of Rozniatow (Rozhniativ, Rozhniatow, Rozniatow) >from 1851.
This excerpt >from the full map includes two sheets comprising the full
residential area of the town. <snip>

http://maps.geshergalicia.org/cadastral/rozniatow-rozhniativ-1851/

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately.


Photos of Old Bialystok #poland

Mark Halpern
 

The city of Bialystok has a website http://bialystok.miejscazhistoria.pl/en/
that provides photos and other information concerning the history of the
City. Use the menu at the top left to navigate. I found that there is
information about former occupants of some of the buildings in the photos.
There may be more to find as well.

Enjoy.

Mark Halpern


JRI Poland #Poland Photos of Old Bialystok #poland

Mark Halpern
 

The city of Bialystok has a website http://bialystok.miejscazhistoria.pl/en/
that provides photos and other information concerning the history of the
City. Use the menu at the top left to navigate. I found that there is
information about former occupants of some of the buildings in the photos.
There may be more to find as well.

Enjoy.

Mark Halpern


Photos of Old Bialystok #poland

Mark Halpern
 

The city of Bialystok has a website http://bialystok.miejscazhistoria.pl/en/
that provides photos and other information concerning the history of the
City. Use the menu at the top left to navigate. I found that there is
information about former occupants of some of the buildings in the photos.
There may be more to find as well.

Enjoy.

Mark Halpern


BialyGen: Bialystok Region #Bialystok #Poland Photos of Old Bialystok #poland

Mark Halpern
 

The city of Bialystok has a website http://bialystok.miejscazhistoria.pl/en/
that provides photos and other information concerning the history of the
City. Use the menu at the top left to navigate. I found that there is
information about former occupants of some of the buildings in the photos.
There may be more to find as well.

Enjoy.

Mark Halpern


Re: Finding Ships' Manifests #general

Susan&David
 

You should look at the ship Augusta Victoria.

David Rosen
Boston, MA

On 12/22/2014 3:48 PM, Jerome Harris Small jerry.small1947@...
wrote:
I must admit after searching various internet sites over the past months I
have come up empty in my search for a manifest entry for my grandfather.
I have a copy of a passport application document written in 1911 that clearly
states that he came to the US, landing in New York City, in June 1891 aboard
the ship Victoria >from Hamburg, Germany. I also have a copy of his
naturalization document written in 1898 that also mentions June 1891 as the
entry date.

So, I am as sure as I can be that this date has some accuracy. Now I need to
find any record of the ship Victoria >from that time period and its manifest.
In my previous searches at Castle Garden this ship and date do not appear.
Any suggestion as to where to find information about this?

Could it be that this ship's papers >from that trip among many others were
lost or destroyed?

Would appreciate any pointers so that I can break through this barrier.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Finding Ships' Manifests #general

Susan&David
 

You should look at the ship Augusta Victoria.

David Rosen
Boston, MA

On 12/22/2014 3:48 PM, Jerome Harris Small jerry.small1947@...
wrote:
I must admit after searching various internet sites over the past months I
have come up empty in my search for a manifest entry for my grandfather.
I have a copy of a passport application document written in 1911 that clearly
states that he came to the US, landing in New York City, in June 1891 aboard
the ship Victoria >from Hamburg, Germany. I also have a copy of his
naturalization document written in 1898 that also mentions June 1891 as the
entry date.

So, I am as sure as I can be that this date has some accuracy. Now I need to
find any record of the ship Victoria >from that time period and its manifest.
In my previous searches at Castle Garden this ship and date do not appear.
Any suggestion as to where to find information about this?

Could it be that this ship's papers >from that trip among many others were
lost or destroyed?

Would appreciate any pointers so that I can break through this barrier.


Belarus civil records #belarus

avivahpinski <avivahpinski@...>
 

My suggestion for a first step. Find your nearest Family History
Center for Church of the Latter Day Saints (Mormon Church)
- they are all over and you can find locations on-line. Check for
hours - and possibly contact them ahead of time to determine
when there is someone present who might be able to help you - they have
volunteer researchers at the local centers who
have varying types of expertise. Go to the center and get help in
locating the records in Salt Lake City. They are very helpful.
If there are records in Salt Lake City, they can either be accessed
on-line or ordered for a minimal cost.
I have had microfiche records sent >from Salt Lake City to my local FHC.
I was able to use a microfiche reader at the Center
and to copy my records onto a flash drive. I have then been able to
view records at home and print out the records for translation.
I have uncovered a trove of family records going back to the early 19th
century in this way.

This is a good start. If you can locate the records and copy records
from the Family History Library,
you can find a local translator. This is a good and less expensive
alternative to get you started.
If you do need to hire a researcher, the more information you can give
to the researcher, the less costly and
more efficient their work becomes.

For example, Through my work on the records at FHL I discovered that my
relatives >from one town
were not always >from that town and traced my great grandfather's birth
back to another town and his mother to yet a third town.
Since then I have located other records at the Library in Salt Lake City
and in a local archive when I visited Poland last summer.
But I recommend starting at your local FHC.

Avivah Pinski
Wynnewood, PA
Researching family in
Bessarabia, Belarus, Poland, and Latvia


Belarus SIG #Belarus Belarus civil records #belarus

avivahpinski <avivahpinski@...>
 

My suggestion for a first step. Find your nearest Family History
Center for Church of the Latter Day Saints (Mormon Church)
- they are all over and you can find locations on-line. Check for
hours - and possibly contact them ahead of time to determine
when there is someone present who might be able to help you - they have
volunteer researchers at the local centers who
have varying types of expertise. Go to the center and get help in
locating the records in Salt Lake City. They are very helpful.
If there are records in Salt Lake City, they can either be accessed
on-line or ordered for a minimal cost.
I have had microfiche records sent >from Salt Lake City to my local FHC.
I was able to use a microfiche reader at the Center
and to copy my records onto a flash drive. I have then been able to
view records at home and print out the records for translation.
I have uncovered a trove of family records going back to the early 19th
century in this way.

This is a good start. If you can locate the records and copy records
from the Family History Library,
you can find a local translator. This is a good and less expensive
alternative to get you started.
If you do need to hire a researcher, the more information you can give
to the researcher, the less costly and
more efficient their work becomes.

For example, Through my work on the records at FHL I discovered that my
relatives >from one town
were not always >from that town and traced my great grandfather's birth
back to another town and his mother to yet a third town.
Since then I have located other records at the Library in Salt Lake City
and in a local archive when I visited Poland last summer.
But I recommend starting at your local FHC.

Avivah Pinski
Wynnewood, PA
Researching family in
Bessarabia, Belarus, Poland, and Latvia


How to break through the Chana Yanofsky brick wall #ukraine

Marilyn Levinson
 

Dear Jewish genners
I am stuck. I know my grandfather Mendel Yanofsky and his sister
were born in Shepetovka. Mendel I know in 1893 and his sister Chana
either a year or so before or after. Sometime after 1900 Mendel Chana and
their father Isaiah Yanofsky moved to Ekaterinoslav. Isaiah was the
manager of a brewery, Mendel was in a gymnasium, and Chana became a midwife.
Mendel immigrated to the United States in 1913.
I have a letter >from Chana to Mendel stating that she and her son are
in terrible trouble and could Mendel please help. The letter states
that all mail to her and Isaiah, whom she sees frequently should be
addressed to her married sister living in Shepetovka Dina Yanofsky
Schwartz. I have sent researchers to Shepetovka and its archives and
to Ekaterinaslav to try and find any trace of Chana and Isaiah.
They had no luck. I have searched all the Jewish genealogy web site
records for a Yanofsky (at least I think I have) but have had no luck.
I do not know Chana's married name, if indeed she was married.
I have come across the greatest concentration of Yanofsky's
in Zhitomer, but none match the first names or are even close. Could
any one please advise me how I might proceed at this point.
Thank you.

Marilyn Levinson
Spring Lake NC


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine How to break through the Chana Yanofsky brick wall #ukraine

Marilyn Levinson
 

Dear Jewish genners
I am stuck. I know my grandfather Mendel Yanofsky and his sister
were born in Shepetovka. Mendel I know in 1893 and his sister Chana
either a year or so before or after. Sometime after 1900 Mendel Chana and
their father Isaiah Yanofsky moved to Ekaterinoslav. Isaiah was the
manager of a brewery, Mendel was in a gymnasium, and Chana became a midwife.
Mendel immigrated to the United States in 1913.
I have a letter >from Chana to Mendel stating that she and her son are
in terrible trouble and could Mendel please help. The letter states
that all mail to her and Isaiah, whom she sees frequently should be
addressed to her married sister living in Shepetovka Dina Yanofsky
Schwartz. I have sent researchers to Shepetovka and its archives and
to Ekaterinaslav to try and find any trace of Chana and Isaiah.
They had no luck. I have searched all the Jewish genealogy web site
records for a Yanofsky (at least I think I have) but have had no luck.
I do not know Chana's married name, if indeed she was married.
I have come across the greatest concentration of Yanofsky's
in Zhitomer, but none match the first names or are even close. Could
any one please advise me how I might proceed at this point.
Thank you.

Marilyn Levinson
Spring Lake NC


Taking wife's surname or multiple surnames? #ukraine

gbardige@...
 

I need some advice >from the experts please.

I have recently received results >from the 1858 revision list records
from Narodichi (Naroditch) Ukraine (Zhitomir archives) looking into
the surname of Birman >from my maternal grandmother. My researcher,
found the following information about my Berman clan but
apparently spelled Birman in the document.

1. Yankel Kopel Fridman/Birman son Age 60 ( I thought I was related
to Fridman only by marriage, two generations ago). My maternal
grandmother c 1886 was a Birman >from Narodichi.
So my question is this guy a Fridman, that married into the Birman
family and took the wife's surname?

2. Similarly, Itsko Abelivich Geychman/Birman Age 35. Again I am
related to Geychman by marriage or so I thought (until DNA tests shows
a descendent as 3rd cousin). Did Itsko take his wife's surname?

I have been informed, but not confirmed that some men took the surname
of the wife's family due to their "importance".

The researcher found 91 Birman >from 1858 revision list from
Narodichi...apparently a big and perhaps important clan there.

Thank you.

Gil Bardige
Columbus, Ohio, USA


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Taking wife's surname or multiple surnames? #ukraine

gbardige@...
 

I need some advice >from the experts please.

I have recently received results >from the 1858 revision list records
from Narodichi (Naroditch) Ukraine (Zhitomir archives) looking into
the surname of Birman >from my maternal grandmother. My researcher,
found the following information about my Berman clan but
apparently spelled Birman in the document.

1. Yankel Kopel Fridman/Birman son Age 60 ( I thought I was related
to Fridman only by marriage, two generations ago). My maternal
grandmother c 1886 was a Birman >from Narodichi.
So my question is this guy a Fridman, that married into the Birman
family and took the wife's surname?

2. Similarly, Itsko Abelivich Geychman/Birman Age 35. Again I am
related to Geychman by marriage or so I thought (until DNA tests shows
a descendent as 3rd cousin). Did Itsko take his wife's surname?

I have been informed, but not confirmed that some men took the surname
of the wife's family due to their "importance".

The researcher found 91 Birman >from 1858 revision list from
Narodichi...apparently a big and perhaps important clan there.

Thank you.

Gil Bardige
Columbus, Ohio, USA


Fw: Rozniatow (Galicia) Cadastral Map 1851 now online! #ukraine

Marlene Bishow
 

Hi all:

I was ecstatic to see that at long last the cadastral map for my paternal
family's ancestral home of Rozniatow was posted to the GG MAp Room. I spent
many hours today scouring the map for any indication of the DEUTSCHER or
NUSBAUM famiy name and found none.

I realize that this map was >from 1851 and also that all landowner names are
not indicated, however I have good reason to believe that my DEITSCHER
family was in Rozniatow by this time. My 2nd ggf , Sheah Mendel DUETSCHER
was in the lumber business and by the late 19th century, he was a wealthy
man. His son, my ggf, Chaim DEUTSCHER was not born until about 1863. Chaim
had a large roadhouse on the Alter Dorf, not far >from the rail station. On
the property there were out buildings, some of which were still standing in
2005 when Rozniatow was visited by family members. The family also had a
butter and egg business. They candled eggs for the local farmers and made
butter in their creamery. Some of Chaim's sons continued their butter and
egg business when they arrived in New York City in the early 20th century.

I do not know much about the NUSBAUMs. My ggf was Mordecai NUSBAUM. He was
married to Sosia. Their daughter, my ggm was Feiga. She married Chaim
DEITSCHER in about 1881. Other children included L. NUSBAUM (male), Samuel,
and Taieva (female).

Hoping that someone spots something on this new (old) map that may help me
learn more about my Galician ancestors.

Happy Chanukah,
Marlene Bishow
Rockville, MD

Date: Fri, 19 Dec 2014 22:37:20 -0800

Gesher Galicia has just uploaded a partial sketched cadastral map of
the town of Rozniatow (Rozhniativ, Rozhniatow, Rozniatow) >from 1851.
This excerpt >from the full map includes two sheets comprising the full
residential area of the town. <snip>

http://maps.geshergalicia.org/cadastral/rozniatow-rozhniativ-1851/


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Fw: Rozniatow (Galicia) Cadastral Map 1851 now online! #ukraine

Marlene Bishow
 

Hi all:

I was ecstatic to see that at long last the cadastral map for my paternal
family's ancestral home of Rozniatow was posted to the GG MAp Room. I spent
many hours today scouring the map for any indication of the DEUTSCHER or
NUSBAUM famiy name and found none.

I realize that this map was >from 1851 and also that all landowner names are
not indicated, however I have good reason to believe that my DEITSCHER
family was in Rozniatow by this time. My 2nd ggf , Sheah Mendel DUETSCHER
was in the lumber business and by the late 19th century, he was a wealthy
man. His son, my ggf, Chaim DEUTSCHER was not born until about 1863. Chaim
had a large roadhouse on the Alter Dorf, not far >from the rail station. On
the property there were out buildings, some of which were still standing in
2005 when Rozniatow was visited by family members. The family also had a
butter and egg business. They candled eggs for the local farmers and made
butter in their creamery. Some of Chaim's sons continued their butter and
egg business when they arrived in New York City in the early 20th century.

I do not know much about the NUSBAUMs. My ggf was Mordecai NUSBAUM. He was
married to Sosia. Their daughter, my ggm was Feiga. She married Chaim
DEITSCHER in about 1881. Other children included L. NUSBAUM (male), Samuel,
and Taieva (female).

Hoping that someone spots something on this new (old) map that may help me
learn more about my Galician ancestors.

Happy Chanukah,
Marlene Bishow
Rockville, MD

Date: Fri, 19 Dec 2014 22:37:20 -0800

Gesher Galicia has just uploaded a partial sketched cadastral map of
the town of Rozniatow (Rozhniativ, Rozhniatow, Rozniatow) >from 1851.
This excerpt >from the full map includes two sheets comprising the full
residential area of the town. <snip>

http://maps.geshergalicia.org/cadastral/rozniatow-rozhniativ-1851/


Is Anyone Going to the Waldheim Cemetery (Chicago)? #general

Carol Hochstadt
 

Dear Genners,
I would be very appreciative if anyone who is going to the Waldheim Cemetery
in Chicago for his or her own work would be willing to take photos of two
headstones for me. Knowing the Hebrew names should help to verify that these
two people are my relatives (hopefully one is a great-uncle).

I know that Waldheim is very large, so I would expect that only people going
to or near the following cemetery sections would be interested in helping:
Independent Western Star Order - Gate 18
Anshe Kanesses Israel #1 - Gate 25 (corner of Roosevelt & Des Plaines).

If you are able to help, please contact me privately so that I can provide
the names and exact locations.

Many thanks in advance for your help,

Carol Hochstadt
Salt Lake City, UT


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Is Anyone Going to the Waldheim Cemetery (Chicago)? #general

Carol Hochstadt
 

Dear Genners,
I would be very appreciative if anyone who is going to the Waldheim Cemetery
in Chicago for his or her own work would be willing to take photos of two
headstones for me. Knowing the Hebrew names should help to verify that these
two people are my relatives (hopefully one is a great-uncle).

I know that Waldheim is very large, so I would expect that only people going
to or near the following cemetery sections would be interested in helping:
Independent Western Star Order - Gate 18
Anshe Kanesses Israel #1 - Gate 25 (corner of Roosevelt & Des Plaines).

If you are able to help, please contact me privately so that I can provide
the names and exact locations.

Many thanks in advance for your help,

Carol Hochstadt
Salt Lake City, UT