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JGSPBC, FL May Membership Meeting Notice #general

Sylvia Furshman Nusinov
 

Jewish Genealogical Society of Palm Beach County, Florida

May Membership Meeting notice: Wednesday, May 13, 2015

South County Civic Center - 16700 Jog Road - Delray Beach, FL
Guests are always welcome. A $5.00 guest fee may be applied toward membership.

Please note: There has been a change in the Agenda for the day.

The SIG [Special Interest Group]session will NOT be held this month.
The afternoon agenda will be as follows:
12:30PM - 1:00PM BRICK WALL - if you have reached a point in your research where
you may need help, the Moderator is here to answer your questions
1:PM - 3:PM Program [preceded by a brief business meeting]

Dennis Rice, President Emeritus of JGSPBCI, and current Program Chair, is slated to
present "Genealogical Resources in South Florida". Dennis will focus on public
libraries, Family History Centers, and cemeteries, - the "where and how" to gather
genealogical data >from information contained in these repositories - such as
census, manifests, city directories, naturalization,Vital Records [births and
deaths], and other research sources. As a Past President of JGSPBCI, Dennis has
continued to take a vital role in it's activities. He is a member of the Speakers
Bureau, serves as current Program Chair, and is Chairman of the JGSPBCI's 25th
Anniversary Luncheon planned for February,2016.

3PM - 3:30PM - 15 minute private consultations with experts regarding your
research. A sign-up board will be available in the Reception area.

JGSPBCI Workbooks, Genealogy resources - researching your ancestry in archives
and Repositories, will be available for sale in the Reception area prior to the
meeting, and in the rear of the meeting room after the meeting has been concluded.

For additional information, please click on our website: www.jgspalmbeachcounty.org
or email: mnewman714@gmail.com or curiousyl@bellsouth.net

Submitted by Sylvia Furshman Nusinov, APG
President Emerita, JGSPBCI


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JGSPBC, FL May Membership Meeting Notice #general

Sylvia Furshman Nusinov
 

Jewish Genealogical Society of Palm Beach County, Florida

May Membership Meeting notice: Wednesday, May 13, 2015

South County Civic Center - 16700 Jog Road - Delray Beach, FL
Guests are always welcome. A $5.00 guest fee may be applied toward membership.

Please note: There has been a change in the Agenda for the day.

The SIG [Special Interest Group]session will NOT be held this month.
The afternoon agenda will be as follows:
12:30PM - 1:00PM BRICK WALL - if you have reached a point in your research where
you may need help, the Moderator is here to answer your questions
1:PM - 3:PM Program [preceded by a brief business meeting]

Dennis Rice, President Emeritus of JGSPBCI, and current Program Chair, is slated to
present "Genealogical Resources in South Florida". Dennis will focus on public
libraries, Family History Centers, and cemeteries, - the "where and how" to gather
genealogical data >from information contained in these repositories - such as
census, manifests, city directories, naturalization,Vital Records [births and
deaths], and other research sources. As a Past President of JGSPBCI, Dennis has
continued to take a vital role in it's activities. He is a member of the Speakers
Bureau, serves as current Program Chair, and is Chairman of the JGSPBCI's 25th
Anniversary Luncheon planned for February,2016.

3PM - 3:30PM - 15 minute private consultations with experts regarding your
research. A sign-up board will be available in the Reception area.

JGSPBCI Workbooks, Genealogy resources - researching your ancestry in archives
and Repositories, will be available for sale in the Reception area prior to the
meeting, and in the rear of the meeting room after the meeting has been concluded.

For additional information, please click on our website: www.jgspalmbeachcounty.org
or email: mnewman714@gmail.com or curiousyl@bellsouth.net

Submitted by Sylvia Furshman Nusinov, APG
President Emerita, JGSPBCI


Gesher Galicia Spring Program NYC: Sunday, May 17 #general

Pamela Weisberger
 

Announcing the Gesher Galicia Spring Regional Meeting in New York City
- you are invited!

The program on May 17 will include research updates and talks on two
books: "Galician Portraits: the Story of Jews, Gentiles, and Emperors"
& "The Jewish Oil Magnates of Galicia: A History 1853-1945."

Sunday, May 17 11:00AM - 1:00PM
Center for Jewish History (Auditorium) 15 West 16th St. New York, NY 10011

Learn about the Galician Archival Records Project, the Cadastral Map
Room and the latest news on discoveries made in the Lviv Historical
Archives by president, Pamela Weisberger, followed by two authors
discussing their new books: Andrew Zalewski on "Galician Portraits:
The Story of Jews, Gentiles and Emperors," and Valerie Schatzker on
"The Jewish Oil Magnates of Galicia." We'll leave plenty of time for
your questions and you are invited to stay for the JGSNY program in
the afternoon. (see below for details or go to: www.jgsny.org.)

Lunch 1:00PM - 2:00PM: We will offer an informal, post-program brown
bag lunch & chat in the Chapel at the Center for Jewish History from
1:00PM - 2:00PM. No food is sold at the Center, so you must bring your own.

The Gesher Galicia program and lunch are free an open to the public.
Directions to the CJH are here: http://www.cjh.org/p/9

More on on our authors and their works:

"Galician Portraits" by Andrew Zalewski is much more than a record of
one family. The story is anchored in Austrian Galicia (1772 - 1918),
which once spanned parts of today's Poland and Ukraine, but it also
covers centuries of Jewish history in the region, before and after
Galicia existed. Large cities, small towns, and tiny farming villages
are the tale's backdrop. In them, people >from a variety of ethnic
groups live alongside a large community of Israelites. In these pages,
Galicia's Jewish community emerges as far more diverse than one could
ever imagine. The laws and trends of the day were hotly debated within
it. A perpetual tension between old and new sometimes brought dramatic
consequences, even breakaway factions. Passionate arguments about
language, customs, and loyalties easily erupted. But even in difficult
times, there were brave voices that spoke loudly against prejudice.
Tracing Jewish heritage anywhere in Europe is complicated; and
certainly, the long shadow of WWII broke any continuity between past
and present in the place that was once called Galicia, but the author
has discovered many voices that had long been forgotten, as well as
surprising details about his own family. His talk will be illustrated by the
archival pictures of Galicia, genealogical findings, and old maps of Galicia,

Speaker: Andrew Zalewski is a cardiologist who, despite a busy
professional life, published two books on Galicia rewarding
experience in which he learned about distant times and discovered
amazing details about his family and the people of Galicia. He is a
frequent speaker at genealogy conferences where he shares his
experiences and is a member of the board of directors of Gesher Galicia.

"Jewish Oil Magnates of Galicia" by Valerie Schatzker traces the story
of the beginnings of the oil industry in Galicia. The most intensive
area of production in Austria was centered around Drohobycz/Borysaw,
although there were petroleum centers around Sloboda Rungurska along
the eastern border of the province and also in western Galicia, in the
area of Krosno and Gorlice. Jews were among the first to exploit oil,
digging for it by hand, in the earliest phase, and refining it. In the
Drohobycz area, they also exploited another hydrocarbon, earth wax or
ozokerite. Many made heir fortunes >from wax until the last fifteen
years of the nineteenth century, when a new drilling system,
introduced by a Canadian, facilitated deep drilling and triggered the
most productive phase of the oil boom. The peak of oil production in
Galicia was in 1909, when 15 million barrels were produced and Galicia
was briefly the third largest petroleum producer in the world, after
the United States and Russia. The First World War interrupted the
industry, but after 1919, it became apparent during the Second Polish
Republic that the resource was in decline. Under German occupation,
the last barrels of oil were squeezed out by forced laborers, a great
many of them Jews. The translation of a Yiddish novel dealing with
this facet of Jewish life in the region adds an entirely new dimension
to the subject matter. Valerie also learned of a novel "Yidishe
naft-magnatn," about the Jewish oil magnates that had been published
in 1954 by Julien Hirszhaut, a writer who had been born in Drohobycz,
survived the war, and emigrated to New York. She had it translated
and the text will be included in her book.

Speaker: Valerie Schatzker completed graduate studies at the
University of Toronto, and had a career in classical music as a
soprano, a writer, and as a producer of concerts. She also worked in
the field of history, as a writer, and as an oral historian. Over the
last decade, she became interested in researching her husband=E2=80=99s
genealogy. He was born in Galicia and survived the war with his
mother. In her research, she discovered that some of his ancestors
were involved in an oil industry. which set her off on this ambitious
research project which lead her to archives in Poland, Austria and Ukraine.

More program info:
http://www.geshergalicia.org/meetings/gesher-galicia-spring-regional-program-in-new-york-city/
or at: http://www.jgsny.org

If you cannot attend this program, Gesher Galicia will be videotaping
it for viewing on our website this summer.

Pamela Weisberger
President, Gesher Galicia
pweisberger@gmail.com
www.geshergalicia.org


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Gesher Galicia Spring Program NYC: Sunday, May 17 #general

Pamela Weisberger
 

Announcing the Gesher Galicia Spring Regional Meeting in New York City
- you are invited!

The program on May 17 will include research updates and talks on two
books: "Galician Portraits: the Story of Jews, Gentiles, and Emperors"
& "The Jewish Oil Magnates of Galicia: A History 1853-1945."

Sunday, May 17 11:00AM - 1:00PM
Center for Jewish History (Auditorium) 15 West 16th St. New York, NY 10011

Learn about the Galician Archival Records Project, the Cadastral Map
Room and the latest news on discoveries made in the Lviv Historical
Archives by president, Pamela Weisberger, followed by two authors
discussing their new books: Andrew Zalewski on "Galician Portraits:
The Story of Jews, Gentiles and Emperors," and Valerie Schatzker on
"The Jewish Oil Magnates of Galicia." We'll leave plenty of time for
your questions and you are invited to stay for the JGSNY program in
the afternoon. (see below for details or go to: www.jgsny.org.)

Lunch 1:00PM - 2:00PM: We will offer an informal, post-program brown
bag lunch & chat in the Chapel at the Center for Jewish History from
1:00PM - 2:00PM. No food is sold at the Center, so you must bring your own.

The Gesher Galicia program and lunch are free an open to the public.
Directions to the CJH are here: http://www.cjh.org/p/9

More on on our authors and their works:

"Galician Portraits" by Andrew Zalewski is much more than a record of
one family. The story is anchored in Austrian Galicia (1772 - 1918),
which once spanned parts of today's Poland and Ukraine, but it also
covers centuries of Jewish history in the region, before and after
Galicia existed. Large cities, small towns, and tiny farming villages
are the tale's backdrop. In them, people >from a variety of ethnic
groups live alongside a large community of Israelites. In these pages,
Galicia's Jewish community emerges as far more diverse than one could
ever imagine. The laws and trends of the day were hotly debated within
it. A perpetual tension between old and new sometimes brought dramatic
consequences, even breakaway factions. Passionate arguments about
language, customs, and loyalties easily erupted. But even in difficult
times, there were brave voices that spoke loudly against prejudice.
Tracing Jewish heritage anywhere in Europe is complicated; and
certainly, the long shadow of WWII broke any continuity between past
and present in the place that was once called Galicia, but the author
has discovered many voices that had long been forgotten, as well as
surprising details about his own family. His talk will be illustrated by the
archival pictures of Galicia, genealogical findings, and old maps of Galicia,

Speaker: Andrew Zalewski is a cardiologist who, despite a busy
professional life, published two books on Galicia rewarding
experience in which he learned about distant times and discovered
amazing details about his family and the people of Galicia. He is a
frequent speaker at genealogy conferences where he shares his
experiences and is a member of the board of directors of Gesher Galicia.

"Jewish Oil Magnates of Galicia" by Valerie Schatzker traces the story
of the beginnings of the oil industry in Galicia. The most intensive
area of production in Austria was centered around Drohobycz/Borysaw,
although there were petroleum centers around Sloboda Rungurska along
the eastern border of the province and also in western Galicia, in the
area of Krosno and Gorlice. Jews were among the first to exploit oil,
digging for it by hand, in the earliest phase, and refining it. In the
Drohobycz area, they also exploited another hydrocarbon, earth wax or
ozokerite. Many made heir fortunes >from wax until the last fifteen
years of the nineteenth century, when a new drilling system,
introduced by a Canadian, facilitated deep drilling and triggered the
most productive phase of the oil boom. The peak of oil production in
Galicia was in 1909, when 15 million barrels were produced and Galicia
was briefly the third largest petroleum producer in the world, after
the United States and Russia. The First World War interrupted the
industry, but after 1919, it became apparent during the Second Polish
Republic that the resource was in decline. Under German occupation,
the last barrels of oil were squeezed out by forced laborers, a great
many of them Jews. The translation of a Yiddish novel dealing with
this facet of Jewish life in the region adds an entirely new dimension
to the subject matter. Valerie also learned of a novel "Yidishe
naft-magnatn," about the Jewish oil magnates that had been published
in 1954 by Julien Hirszhaut, a writer who had been born in Drohobycz,
survived the war, and emigrated to New York. She had it translated
and the text will be included in her book.

Speaker: Valerie Schatzker completed graduate studies at the
University of Toronto, and had a career in classical music as a
soprano, a writer, and as a producer of concerts. She also worked in
the field of history, as a writer, and as an oral historian. Over the
last decade, she became interested in researching her husband=E2=80=99s
genealogy. He was born in Galicia and survived the war with his
mother. In her research, she discovered that some of his ancestors
were involved in an oil industry. which set her off on this ambitious
research project which lead her to archives in Poland, Austria and Ukraine.

More program info:
http://www.geshergalicia.org/meetings/gesher-galicia-spring-regional-program-in-new-york-city/
or at: http://www.jgsny.org

If you cannot attend this program, Gesher Galicia will be videotaping
it for viewing on our website this summer.

Pamela Weisberger
President, Gesher Galicia
pweisberger@gmail.com
www.geshergalicia.org


Schmuil (or Schmuil-Mordka) KASIMOV #lithuania

Angie Elfassi
 

Hi,

In May 2006, I was in contact with the Latvian Archives regarding
information for my KASIMOV family.
Below is an excerpt >from the document that I received >from the archives:

'Schmuil (also Schmuil-Mordka, Schmul-Morduch) son of
Mowscha-Hirsch KASIMOV (also written: KOSIMOV, KUSIMOV) was born c 1850.
Til 1902 he was registered in the Jewish community of Antiolepti,
Novo-Alexandrovsk (Now Zarasai) district. The family of Schmuil
KASIMOV was registered in the Jewish community of Rezekne, Latvia
since Aug 17 1902'

Is there anyone looking for KASIMOV >from Antiolepti, Novo-Alexandrovsk
(Now Zarasai)?

On JewishGen Family Finder there is a Kassimov >from Zarasai.
I have sent a message recently, but didn't get a reply.

Regards,

Angie Elfassi
Yehud IsraelSearching:
RAYKH-ZELIGMAN/RICHMAN, Stakliskes, Lithuania/Leeds
COHEN, Sakiai, Lithuania/Leeds
MAGIDOWITZ, Jurbarkas, Lithuania/Leeds
KASSIMOFF, Rezekne, Latvia/Leeds

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately.


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Schmuil (or Schmuil-Mordka) KASIMOV #lithuania

Angie Elfassi
 

Hi,

In May 2006, I was in contact with the Latvian Archives regarding
information for my KASIMOV family.
Below is an excerpt >from the document that I received >from the archives:

'Schmuil (also Schmuil-Mordka, Schmul-Morduch) son of
Mowscha-Hirsch KASIMOV (also written: KOSIMOV, KUSIMOV) was born c 1850.
Til 1902 he was registered in the Jewish community of Antiolepti,
Novo-Alexandrovsk (Now Zarasai) district. The family of Schmuil
KASIMOV was registered in the Jewish community of Rezekne, Latvia
since Aug 17 1902'

Is there anyone looking for KASIMOV >from Antiolepti, Novo-Alexandrovsk
(Now Zarasai)?

On JewishGen Family Finder there is a Kassimov >from Zarasai.
I have sent a message recently, but didn't get a reply.

Regards,

Angie Elfassi
Yehud IsraelSearching:
RAYKH-ZELIGMAN/RICHMAN, Stakliskes, Lithuania/Leeds
COHEN, Sakiai, Lithuania/Leeds
MAGIDOWITZ, Jurbarkas, Lithuania/Leeds
KASSIMOFF, Rezekne, Latvia/Leeds

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately.


ViewMate translation request - Yiddish to English #lithuania

Sherwin Sokolov
 

I've posted a two-page letter written in Yiddish and a postcard with
Yiddish on both sides and would appreciate a translation of both.
They are on ViewMate at the following addresses ...

Letter:
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM39351
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM39352

Postcard:
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM39353
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM39354

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.

Thank you very much.

Sherwin Sokolov

Researching: SOKOLOV, SOKOLOWSKY, HALPIN, HAPPPIN, JUSKOVITZ,
SMULOVITZ


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania ViewMate translation request - Yiddish to English #lithuania

Sherwin Sokolov
 

I've posted a two-page letter written in Yiddish and a postcard with
Yiddish on both sides and would appreciate a translation of both.
They are on ViewMate at the following addresses ...

Letter:
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM39351
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM39352

Postcard:
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM39353
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM39354

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.

Thank you very much.

Sherwin Sokolov

Researching: SOKOLOV, SOKOLOWSKY, HALPIN, HAPPPIN, JUSKOVITZ,
SMULOVITZ


More Vilnius / Wilno Surnames from the marriage records - names beginning with S #lithuania

Peggy Freedman <peggyf@...>
 

This is a continuation of the list of surnames >from the marriage records
from Vilnius for the years 1925 to 1927 that I have been posting for the
last couple of weeks. We are up to the letter "S" and it has the most
surnames of any letter in the alphabet.

More information is available at our Shutterfly site,
https://vilnius.shutterfly.com/

All the translations, including all the details of given names, mother's
maiden names, patronymics and more, are available now to qualified
donors of the Vilnius DRG.

You can become a qualified donor by making a US$100 contribution to the
Vilnius DRG on LitvakSIG's secure website at:
http://litvaksig.org/contribute

As always, if you have questions, please contact me!

Peggy Mosinger Freedman
Coordinator, Vilnius District Research Group

SACHARMAN / SACK / SADEWICZ / SAFRO / SAGALOWICZ / SAGINOR / SAKER /
SAKOWICKA / SALADUCHA / SALIT / SALMAN / SANTOCKA / SAPERSZTEJN / SAPIR
/ SAPIRO / SARACHAN / SARNAKIER / SAUCHOT / SAWICKI / SAWICZ / SEGAL /
SEGALOW / SEGALOWICZ / SEGEL / SEIGEL / SEITELBACH / SELC / SELIBER /
SENDEROWICZ / SENDERZON / SENICKI / SICKIN / SIEREBROWSKA/ SILIN /
SIMANOWICZ / SIMNO / SINAZON / SKAPIER / SKIR / SKLUT / SKURKOWICZ /
SLAPAK / SLOCKA / SLONIM / SLUCKA / SLUCKI / SMAJELEWICZ / SMORGONSKA /
SMORGONSKI / SMOTKIN / SMUSZKIN / SMUSZKOWICZ / SNIPIELSKI / SNIPISZSKA
/ SOBOL / SOCHOT / SOFER / SOFJAN / SOKOLINSKA / SOKOLISKA / SOKOLOWSKI
/ SOLARCZUK / SOLC / SOLECKA / SOLECZNIK / SOLODUCHO / SOLOMIANSKI /
SOLOMJANSKI / SOLONOJC / SOLOWEJCZYK / SOLOWIEJ / SONIN / SONKIN /
SORENZON / SOROKINSKA / SOROKO / SOSNOWIK / SPEKTOROWICZ / SPOKOJNA /
SROLEWICZ / SROLOWICZ / STAMLER / STANECKA / STARODUB / STEJNBERG /
STERCZ / STERN / STOCKI / STOLAR / STOLARSKA / STOLICKI / STOLOW /
STOTLAND / STRASTBERG / STRASZUN / STRAZ / STRELEC / STRIELECKI /
STRYMEL / STULL / STUPEL / SUCHATOWICZ / SUCHOWOLSKI / SUKIENIK / SUPER
/ SUROWICZ / SUS / SUWALSKI / SWIADOSZCZ / SWIECZNIK / SWIERDLIN /
SWIRSKA / SWIRSKI / SYLIN / SYMIENSKI / SYMONOWICZ / SYNAZON / SYNUK /
SZABAD / SZABARD / SZABSELS / SZACHMUNDES / SZAFER / SZAFTAN / SZAJA /
SZAJKES / SZAJKUN / SZAK / SZAKOW / SZAKOWICKI / SZALIN / SZALKOWICZ /
SZALMAN / SZAMAJ / SZAPIRO / SZAPIRSZTEJN / SZAPOWICZ / SZARFMAN /
SZAWEL / SZCZARANSKA / SZCZARANSKI / SZCZUCZYNSKA / SZCZUCZYNSKI /
SZCZYTNICKI / SZECHMEJSTER / SZECHTER / SZECHTMEJSTER / SZEJNHOF /
SZEJNIUK / SZEJNKER / SZEJNKIER / SZEJNMAN / SZELKAN / SZELUBSKA /
SZEMIAWICZ / SZEPETYNSKI / SZEPLERSKA / SZEPSZELEWICZ / SZER / SZERASZEW
/ SZEREL / SZERESZEWSKA / SZERESZNEWSKA / SZERMAN / SZERSZNIEWSKI /
SZESKIN / SZEWACH / SZEWACHOWICZ / SZKLAR / SZKLAWER / SZKOLNICKA /
SZKOLNICKI / SZKOLNIK / SZKOP / SZLIOMOWICZ / SZLOFROK / SZLOSBERG /
SZMAK / SZMERKOWICZ / SZMID / SZMIDT / SZMIT / SZMUELZON / SZMUJLOWICZ /
SZMUKLER / SZMULEWICZ / SZNEER / SZNEJDER / SZNEJDEROWICZ / SZNEJDMAN /
SZNITKE / SZNITKIN / SZOAG / SZOCHOR / SZOGAN / SZOLKOW / SZOLOM /
SZOLOMOWICZ / SZOREZON / SZPAJER / SZRAJBMAN / SZREDER / SZREJDER /
SZRYRO / SZTEJN / SZTEJNBERG / SZTEJNGAUER / SZTEJNGROB / SZTERENSUS /
SZTOK / SZTRAKS / SZTRYK / SZUCHATOWICZ / SZUCHOT / SZUFJAN / SZUKOLSKI
/ SZUKSTULSKI / SZUKSZTULSKA / SZUKSZTULSKI / SZULEWICZ / SZULEWSKA /
SZULGEJFER / SZULKIN / SZULMAN / SZUMELISZSKA / SZUR / SZUSTER /
SZWAJLICH / SZWARC / SZWARCBERG / SZWEC / SZWECKA / SZWECKIN / SZWEJ /
SZYBOWSKA / SZYBOWSKI / SZYF / SZYK / SZYLANSKA / SZYLD / SZYLER /
SZYLEWICKA / SZYMANOWICZ / SZYMELEWICZ / SZYMELOWICZ / SZYMSZELEWICZ /
SZYND / SZYNKIELEWSKI / SZYRWINDT /


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania More Vilnius / Wilno Surnames from the marriage records - names beginning with S #lithuania

Peggy Freedman <peggyf@...>
 

This is a continuation of the list of surnames >from the marriage records
from Vilnius for the years 1925 to 1927 that I have been posting for the
last couple of weeks. We are up to the letter "S" and it has the most
surnames of any letter in the alphabet.

More information is available at our Shutterfly site,
https://vilnius.shutterfly.com/

All the translations, including all the details of given names, mother's
maiden names, patronymics and more, are available now to qualified
donors of the Vilnius DRG.

You can become a qualified donor by making a US$100 contribution to the
Vilnius DRG on LitvakSIG's secure website at:
http://litvaksig.org/contribute

As always, if you have questions, please contact me!

Peggy Mosinger Freedman
Coordinator, Vilnius District Research Group

SACHARMAN / SACK / SADEWICZ / SAFRO / SAGALOWICZ / SAGINOR / SAKER /
SAKOWICKA / SALADUCHA / SALIT / SALMAN / SANTOCKA / SAPERSZTEJN / SAPIR
/ SAPIRO / SARACHAN / SARNAKIER / SAUCHOT / SAWICKI / SAWICZ / SEGAL /
SEGALOW / SEGALOWICZ / SEGEL / SEIGEL / SEITELBACH / SELC / SELIBER /
SENDEROWICZ / SENDERZON / SENICKI / SICKIN / SIEREBROWSKA/ SILIN /
SIMANOWICZ / SIMNO / SINAZON / SKAPIER / SKIR / SKLUT / SKURKOWICZ /
SLAPAK / SLOCKA / SLONIM / SLUCKA / SLUCKI / SMAJELEWICZ / SMORGONSKA /
SMORGONSKI / SMOTKIN / SMUSZKIN / SMUSZKOWICZ / SNIPIELSKI / SNIPISZSKA
/ SOBOL / SOCHOT / SOFER / SOFJAN / SOKOLINSKA / SOKOLISKA / SOKOLOWSKI
/ SOLARCZUK / SOLC / SOLECKA / SOLECZNIK / SOLODUCHO / SOLOMIANSKI /
SOLOMJANSKI / SOLONOJC / SOLOWEJCZYK / SOLOWIEJ / SONIN / SONKIN /
SORENZON / SOROKINSKA / SOROKO / SOSNOWIK / SPEKTOROWICZ / SPOKOJNA /
SROLEWICZ / SROLOWICZ / STAMLER / STANECKA / STARODUB / STEJNBERG /
STERCZ / STERN / STOCKI / STOLAR / STOLARSKA / STOLICKI / STOLOW /
STOTLAND / STRASTBERG / STRASZUN / STRAZ / STRELEC / STRIELECKI /
STRYMEL / STULL / STUPEL / SUCHATOWICZ / SUCHOWOLSKI / SUKIENIK / SUPER
/ SUROWICZ / SUS / SUWALSKI / SWIADOSZCZ / SWIECZNIK / SWIERDLIN /
SWIRSKA / SWIRSKI / SYLIN / SYMIENSKI / SYMONOWICZ / SYNAZON / SYNUK /
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Gesher Galicia Spring Program NYC: Sunday, May 17: Jewish Oil Magnates, The Story of Jews, Gentiles & Emporers, and SIG Updates #poland

Pamela Weisberger
 

Announcing the Gesher Galicia Spring Regional Meeting in New York City
- you are invited!

The program on May 17 will include research updates and talks on two
books: "Galician Portraits: the Story of Jews, Gentiles, and Emperors"
& "The Jewish Oil Magnates of Galicia: A History 1853-1945."

Sunday, May 17
11:00AM - 1:00PM
Center for Jewish History (Auditorium)
15 West 16th St.
New York, NY 10011

Learn about the Galician Archival Records Project, the Cadastral Map
Room and the latest news on discoveries made in the Lviv Historical
Archives by president, Pamela Weisberger, followed by two authors
discussing their new books: Andrew Zalewski on "Galician Portraits:
The Story of Jews, Gentiles and Emperors," and Valerie Schatzker on
"The Jewish Oil Magnates of Galicia." We'll leave plenty of time
for your questions and you are invited to stay for the JGSNY
program in the afternoon. (see below for details or go to:
www.jgsny.org.)

Lunch 1:00PM - 2:00PM: We will offer an informal, post-program brown
bag lunch & chat in the Chapel at the Center for Jewish History from
1:00PM - 2:00PM. No food is sold at the Center, so you must bring
your own.

The Gesher Galicia program and lunch are free an open to the public.
Directions to the CJH are here: http://www.cjh.org/p/9

More on on our authors and their works:

"Galician Portraits" by Andrew Zalewski is much more than a record of
one family. The story is anchored in Austrian Galicia (1772 - 1918),
which once spanned parts of today's Poland and Ukraine, but it also
covers centuries of Jewish history in the region, before and after
Galicia existed. Large cities, small towns, and tiny farming villages
are the tale's backdrop. In them, people >from a variety of ethnic
groups live alongside a large community of Israelites. In these pages,
Galicia's Jewish community emerges as far more diverse than one
could ever imagine.

The laws and trends of the day were hotly debated within it.
A perpetual tension between old and new sometimes brought dramatic
consequences, even breakaway factions. Passionate arguments about
language, customs, and loyalties easily erupted. But even in difficult
times, there were brave voices that spoke loudly against prejudice.
Tracing Jewish heritage anywhere in Europe is complicated; and
certainly, the long shadow of WWII broke any continuity between past
and present in the place that was once called Galicia, but the author
has discovered many voices that had long been forgotten, as well as
surprising details about his own family. His talk will be illustrated
by the archival pictures of Galicia, genealogical findings, and old
maps of Galicia,

Speaker: Andrew Zalewski is a cardiologist who, despite a busy
professional life, published two books on Galicia - a rewarding
experience in which he learned about distant times and discovered
amazing details about his family and the people of Galicia. He is a
frequent speaker at genealogy conferences where he shares his
experiences and is a member of the board of directors of Gesher
Galicia.

"Jewish Oil Magnates of Galicia" by Valerie Schatzker traces the story
of the beginnings of the oil industry in Galicia. The most intensive
area of production in Austria was centered around Drohobycz/Boryslaw,
although there were petroleum centers around Swoboda Rungurska along
the eastern border of the province and also in western Galicia, in the
area of Krosno and Gorlice. Jews were among the first to exploit oil,
digging for it by hand, in the earliest phase, and refining it. In the
Drohobycz area, they also exploited another hydrocarbon, earth wax or
ozokerite. Many made heir fortunes >from wax until the last fifteen
years of the nineteenth century, when a new drilling system,
introduced by a Canadian, facilitated deep drilling and triggered the
most productive phase of the oil boom. The peak of oil production in
Galicia was in 1909, when 15 million barrels were produced and Galicia
was briefly the third largest petroleum producer in the world, after
the United States and Russia. The First World War interrupted the
industry, but after 1919, it became apparent during the Second Polish
Republic that the resource was in decline. Under German occupation,
the last barrels of oil were squeezed out by forced laborers, a great
many of them Jews. The translation of a Yiddish novel dealing with
this facet of Jewish life in the region adds an entirely new dimension
to the subject matter. Valerie also learned of a novel "Yidishe
naft-magnatn," about the Jewish oil magnates that had been published
in 1954 by Julien Hirszhaut, a writer who had been born in Drohobycz,
survived the war, and emigrated to New York. She had it translated
and the text will be included in her book.

Speaker: Valerie Schatzker completed graduate studies at the
University of Toronto, and had a career in classical music as a
soprano, a writer, and as a producer of concerts. She also worked in
the field of history, as a writer, and as an oral historian. Over the
last decade, she became interested in researching her husband's
genealogy. He was born in Galicia and survived the war with his
mother. In her research, she discovered that some of his ancestors
were involved in an oil industry. which set her off on this ambitious
research project which lead her to archives in Poland, Austria and
Ukraine.

More program info:
http://www.geshergalicia.org/meetings/gesher-galicia-spring-regional-
program-in-new-york-city/
or at: http://www.jgsny.org

If you cannot attend this program, Gesher Galicia will be videotaping
it for viewing on our website this summer.

Pamela Weisberger
President, Gesher Galicia
pweisberger@gmail.com
www.geshergalicia.org


JRI Poland #Poland Gesher Galicia Spring Program NYC: Sunday, May 17: Jewish Oil Magnates, The Story of Jews, Gentiles & Emporers, and SIG Updates #poland

Pamela Weisberger
 

Announcing the Gesher Galicia Spring Regional Meeting in New York City
- you are invited!

The program on May 17 will include research updates and talks on two
books: "Galician Portraits: the Story of Jews, Gentiles, and Emperors"
& "The Jewish Oil Magnates of Galicia: A History 1853-1945."

Sunday, May 17
11:00AM - 1:00PM
Center for Jewish History (Auditorium)
15 West 16th St.
New York, NY 10011

Learn about the Galician Archival Records Project, the Cadastral Map
Room and the latest news on discoveries made in the Lviv Historical
Archives by president, Pamela Weisberger, followed by two authors
discussing their new books: Andrew Zalewski on "Galician Portraits:
The Story of Jews, Gentiles and Emperors," and Valerie Schatzker on
"The Jewish Oil Magnates of Galicia." We'll leave plenty of time
for your questions and you are invited to stay for the JGSNY
program in the afternoon. (see below for details or go to:
www.jgsny.org.)

Lunch 1:00PM - 2:00PM: We will offer an informal, post-program brown
bag lunch & chat in the Chapel at the Center for Jewish History from
1:00PM - 2:00PM. No food is sold at the Center, so you must bring
your own.

The Gesher Galicia program and lunch are free an open to the public.
Directions to the CJH are here: http://www.cjh.org/p/9

More on on our authors and their works:

"Galician Portraits" by Andrew Zalewski is much more than a record of
one family. The story is anchored in Austrian Galicia (1772 - 1918),
which once spanned parts of today's Poland and Ukraine, but it also
covers centuries of Jewish history in the region, before and after
Galicia existed. Large cities, small towns, and tiny farming villages
are the tale's backdrop. In them, people >from a variety of ethnic
groups live alongside a large community of Israelites. In these pages,
Galicia's Jewish community emerges as far more diverse than one
could ever imagine.

The laws and trends of the day were hotly debated within it.
A perpetual tension between old and new sometimes brought dramatic
consequences, even breakaway factions. Passionate arguments about
language, customs, and loyalties easily erupted. But even in difficult
times, there were brave voices that spoke loudly against prejudice.
Tracing Jewish heritage anywhere in Europe is complicated; and
certainly, the long shadow of WWII broke any continuity between past
and present in the place that was once called Galicia, but the author
has discovered many voices that had long been forgotten, as well as
surprising details about his own family. His talk will be illustrated
by the archival pictures of Galicia, genealogical findings, and old
maps of Galicia,

Speaker: Andrew Zalewski is a cardiologist who, despite a busy
professional life, published two books on Galicia - a rewarding
experience in which he learned about distant times and discovered
amazing details about his family and the people of Galicia. He is a
frequent speaker at genealogy conferences where he shares his
experiences and is a member of the board of directors of Gesher
Galicia.

"Jewish Oil Magnates of Galicia" by Valerie Schatzker traces the story
of the beginnings of the oil industry in Galicia. The most intensive
area of production in Austria was centered around Drohobycz/Boryslaw,
although there were petroleum centers around Swoboda Rungurska along
the eastern border of the province and also in western Galicia, in the
area of Krosno and Gorlice. Jews were among the first to exploit oil,
digging for it by hand, in the earliest phase, and refining it. In the
Drohobycz area, they also exploited another hydrocarbon, earth wax or
ozokerite. Many made heir fortunes >from wax until the last fifteen
years of the nineteenth century, when a new drilling system,
introduced by a Canadian, facilitated deep drilling and triggered the
most productive phase of the oil boom. The peak of oil production in
Galicia was in 1909, when 15 million barrels were produced and Galicia
was briefly the third largest petroleum producer in the world, after
the United States and Russia. The First World War interrupted the
industry, but after 1919, it became apparent during the Second Polish
Republic that the resource was in decline. Under German occupation,
the last barrels of oil were squeezed out by forced laborers, a great
many of them Jews. The translation of a Yiddish novel dealing with
this facet of Jewish life in the region adds an entirely new dimension
to the subject matter. Valerie also learned of a novel "Yidishe
naft-magnatn," about the Jewish oil magnates that had been published
in 1954 by Julien Hirszhaut, a writer who had been born in Drohobycz,
survived the war, and emigrated to New York. She had it translated
and the text will be included in her book.

Speaker: Valerie Schatzker completed graduate studies at the
University of Toronto, and had a career in classical music as a
soprano, a writer, and as a producer of concerts. She also worked in
the field of history, as a writer, and as an oral historian. Over the
last decade, she became interested in researching her husband's
genealogy. He was born in Galicia and survived the war with his
mother. In her research, she discovered that some of his ancestors
were involved in an oil industry. which set her off on this ambitious
research project which lead her to archives in Poland, Austria and
Ukraine.

More program info:
http://www.geshergalicia.org/meetings/gesher-galicia-spring-regional-
program-in-new-york-city/
or at: http://www.jgsny.org

If you cannot attend this program, Gesher Galicia will be videotaping
it for viewing on our website this summer.

Pamela Weisberger
President, Gesher Galicia
pweisberger@gmail.com
www.geshergalicia.org


Krakow Censuses 1850, 1870 Online #poland

Logan J. Kleinwaks
 

The Krakow Censuses of 1850 and 1870 are now viewable online for free,
with (handwritten) name indices, thanks to Poland's National Archives
in Krakow and National Digital Archives. I have posted instructions
for finding households in the censuses at
http://genealogyindexer.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=5010. If you are
already familiar with Krakow censuses and with navigating
szukajwarchiwach.pl, you can go directly to the collections of images
at:

1850: http://szukajwarchiwach.pl/29/84/0/str/1/100?ps=True#tabJednostki

1870: http://szukajwarchiwach.pl/29/86/0/str/1/100?ps=True#tabJednostki

With this update, Krakow censuses for 1850, 1870, 1880, 1890, 1900,
and 1910 are now all viewable online for free.

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


JRI Poland #Poland Krakow Censuses 1850, 1870 Online #poland

Logan J. Kleinwaks
 

The Krakow Censuses of 1850 and 1870 are now viewable online for free,
with (handwritten) name indices, thanks to Poland's National Archives
in Krakow and National Digital Archives. I have posted instructions
for finding households in the censuses at
http://genealogyindexer.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=5010. If you are
already familiar with Krakow censuses and with navigating
szukajwarchiwach.pl, you can go directly to the collections of images
at:

1850: http://szukajwarchiwach.pl/29/84/0/str/1/100?ps=True#tabJednostki

1870: http://szukajwarchiwach.pl/29/86/0/str/1/100?ps=True#tabJednostki

With this update, Krakow censuses for 1850, 1870, 1880, 1890, 1900,
and 1910 are now all viewable online for free.

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


ViewMate translation request - Yiddish to English #poland

Sherwin Sokolov
 

I've posted a two-page letter written in Yiddish and a postcard with
Yiddish on both sides and would appreciate a translation of both.
They are on ViewMate at the following addresses ...

Letter:
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM39351
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM39352

Postcard:
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM39353
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM39354

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.

Thank you very much.

Sherwin Sokolov

Researching: SOKOLOV, SOKOLOWSKY, HALPIN, HAPPPIN, JUSKOVITZ,
SMULOVITZ


JRI Poland #Poland ViewMate translation request - Yiddish to English #poland

Sherwin Sokolov
 

I've posted a two-page letter written in Yiddish and a postcard with
Yiddish on both sides and would appreciate a translation of both.
They are on ViewMate at the following addresses ...

Letter:
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM39351
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM39352

Postcard:
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM39353
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM39354

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.

Thank you very much.

Sherwin Sokolov

Researching: SOKOLOV, SOKOLOWSKY, HALPIN, HAPPPIN, JUSKOVITZ,
SMULOVITZ


Reminder about the Oradea Burial Records project #romania

Roger Adler
 

Dear Siggers:

I want to remind everyone who wishes to donate to the Oradea
Burial Records Project to please go to:

http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=15
Then click in the Oradea, Romania-Burial Records box and donate.

Thank you in advance:

Roger Adler
Project Coordinator
San Antonio, Texas

MODERATOR NOTE: Please do not use caps in any message except for
proper names, only!


Romania SIG #Romania Reminder about the Oradea Burial Records project #romania

Roger Adler
 

Dear Siggers:

I want to remind everyone who wishes to donate to the Oradea
Burial Records Project to please go to:

http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=15
Then click in the Oradea, Romania-Burial Records box and donate.

Thank you in advance:

Roger Adler
Project Coordinator
San Antonio, Texas

MODERATOR NOTE: Please do not use caps in any message except for
proper names, only!


Re: subcarpathia digest: May 06, 2015 #subcarpathia

Stan Dub <stan.dub@...>
 

Shlomo:

My grandfather was a butcher in the area (who perished in the
Holocaust). Regarding the 1 1/4 acres, that seems pretty normal to
me, and not a sign of special prosperity. The area was poor, so land
was cheap. My grandfather kept some geese and a few goats and a cow
and a horse for his wagon, so he needed to store hay. He also needed
a second building for his work, in addition to the house where he
raised 9 children. So that all required a bit of space.

I looked at the cadastral maps but either couldn't figure them out, or
it seemed to me they only covered the biggest towns. My parents were
from Vinif (Vonihovo, now Vonigovo in Ukrainian) and Bichkiv (Velky
Bychkiv or Nagybocso in Hungarian). Can you provide a link to the
maps you used, and any idea if they show these towns?

Regards,

Stan Dub
Cleveland, OH

MODERATOR NOTE: Go here: http://www.mapire.eu/en , click "Maps" top of the
page; On the next page, scroll down to "Transcarpathian cadastral maps" and
select the former Hungarian county for your village or town; When the next
page appears, you can see the area covered by the "tan" overlay on the map.

Next, top left of the page, at "Enter a location," type the "Hungarian name" or
"current day name as per Google" of your ancestral town or village and press the
"Enter key."

[ For Vonihovo, enter Vajnag or Vonihove ]

If there is a section of the cadastral map for your search term, it will appear
as an overlay to the map behind it. Use the plus or minus on the page to zoom
in or out.

Some places have property owners identified to the plot and others do not, but it
was stated that some fashion of a cross-reference to the plot numbers would be
published in the future.


Subcarpathia SIG #Subcarpathia Re: subcarpathia digest: May 06, 2015 #subcarpathia

Stan Dub <stan.dub@...>
 

Shlomo:

My grandfather was a butcher in the area (who perished in the
Holocaust). Regarding the 1 1/4 acres, that seems pretty normal to
me, and not a sign of special prosperity. The area was poor, so land
was cheap. My grandfather kept some geese and a few goats and a cow
and a horse for his wagon, so he needed to store hay. He also needed
a second building for his work, in addition to the house where he
raised 9 children. So that all required a bit of space.

I looked at the cadastral maps but either couldn't figure them out, or
it seemed to me they only covered the biggest towns. My parents were
from Vinif (Vonihovo, now Vonigovo in Ukrainian) and Bichkiv (Velky
Bychkiv or Nagybocso in Hungarian). Can you provide a link to the
maps you used, and any idea if they show these towns?

Regards,

Stan Dub
Cleveland, OH

MODERATOR NOTE: Go here: http://www.mapire.eu/en , click "Maps" top of the
page; On the next page, scroll down to "Transcarpathian cadastral maps" and
select the former Hungarian county for your village or town; When the next
page appears, you can see the area covered by the "tan" overlay on the map.

Next, top left of the page, at "Enter a location," type the "Hungarian name" or
"current day name as per Google" of your ancestral town or village and press the
"Enter key."

[ For Vonihovo, enter Vajnag or Vonihove ]

If there is a section of the cadastral map for your search term, it will appear
as an overlay to the map behind it. Use the plus or minus on the page to zoom
in or out.

Some places have property owners identified to the plot and others do not, but it
was stated that some fashion of a cross-reference to the plot numbers would be
published in the future.

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