Date   

The surname ZOPYAN #general

Avshalom Zoossmann-Diskin
 

My great grandmother Sora-Rywka FINKIELSZTEJN was born in ~1869 in
Ostrolenka to Icek-Jakub (Jankl) and Odesa. Her maiden name has eluded
me for years. A few days ago I received a copy of my great aunt's
marriage record in 1925 New York, and her mother's maiden name is
written as Sara ZOPIANA. One of the two witnesses signed his name as
Albert ZOPYAN.

I have never heard this surname before, nor is it mentioned in the
database of JRI Poland (I tried Zopian, Zopyan and Zopjan).

Does anyone know anything about this surname? Is it a Jewish surname?
Does someone have information on Albert Zopyan >from New York?

Thank You,

Avshalom Zoossmann-Diskin


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen The surname ZOPYAN #general

Avshalom Zoossmann-Diskin
 

My great grandmother Sora-Rywka FINKIELSZTEJN was born in ~1869 in
Ostrolenka to Icek-Jakub (Jankl) and Odesa. Her maiden name has eluded
me for years. A few days ago I received a copy of my great aunt's
marriage record in 1925 New York, and her mother's maiden name is
written as Sara ZOPIANA. One of the two witnesses signed his name as
Albert ZOPYAN.

I have never heard this surname before, nor is it mentioned in the
database of JRI Poland (I tried Zopian, Zopyan and Zopjan).

Does anyone know anything about this surname? Is it a Jewish surname?
Does someone have information on Albert Zopyan >from New York?

Thank You,

Avshalom Zoossmann-Diskin


All Galicia Database: new records added for Lemberg/Lwow and various towns #general

Pamela Weisberger
 

The following new data-sets have been recently added to the All
Galicia Database:

http://search.geshergalicia.org

- Lviv Birth, Marriage and Death records added (08/27/2015)
- Monasterzyska birth and death records added (08/26/2015)
- Horodenka birth records (1851-1867, 1886-1914) (added 07/25/2015)
- Various towns Jewish birth, marriage and death records added.
(added 07/21/15)
- Zurow Landowners (1848) (added 07/21/15)
- Podwoloczyska Death records (1877-1939) (added 07/21/15)

A few notes on the Lwow data:

Jewish vital records for Lemberg/Lwow/Lvov/Lviv are located in
archives in both Warsaw, Poland and Lviv, Ukraine. As a general rule,
JRI-Poland is indexing the Warsaw-held records and Gesher Galicia is
indexing Lviv Historical Archive-held records. To do a thorough
search for your family you need to consult both databases as there
currently is no overlap between the two.

Even if you don't know of any connections to Lwow, keep in mind that
many Galician families had relatives living there and often those in
more distant shtetls passed through Lwow, often staying for months or
years before heading elsewhere. Families >from the Pale of Settlement,
Vienna or elsewhere might have also spent time in Lemberg. You may be
surprised by what you find.

Gesher Galicia's Lwow indexing team, lead by Eric Bloch, has done an
extraordinary work with these challenging records, indexing all the
fields including profession, house number, congregational (family)
number, women's maiden names, notes on different spellings,
legitimacy, etc. These new vital records cover 1839-1861, with
additional corrections and/or notations for later years.

You may get duplicate results for the same person. Why? Each set is
found on different microfilms taken >from different books of the same
event. (Often there were duplicates kept.) Eric's team has found
enough variations in these duplicates that they feel they should all
remain. For example, some are written in Kurrent script, but the
duplicate is in Latin script. Spellings are different, and sometimes
the notations found with the records are different, or may not even
exist in one but found in the other. Including the duplicates allows
the researcher the option of viewing different records for the same
event. So if you find repeat results for your name you have the
opportunity to examine both records.

Here are a few examples on the kinds of information found in the
"notes" or "comments" section that these indexing teams have included:

- Surnames of child and father may be spelled differently; father's
surname RETTEL and mother's maiden name DORF/DAALE/DARLEIN ('IN'
probably a female suffix in DARLEIN) in other records]

- According to Lemberg magistrate >from 14 Jan 1929 CZYSZ is the
correct surname spelling

- Surnames of child and father spelled differently; SCHEITEL may be
child's middle name rather than her surname.

- DUBIENSKI recorded following the surname CZACZKES but crossed out;
reference to 28? May 1884 and DUBIENSKI in a notation following
record. (This >from a 20 year old record.)

- This regarding an 1853 birth: reference to 24 Nov 1911, 15 Mar 1912,
26 Mar 1912, 27 Mar 1912 and change of child's surname >from KORKES to
GOLDSTEIN in notation following record.

- Name corrected >from Sara v. Sosie OSTERSEZER to Sara OSTERSETZER 21
Jul 1880 (This relates to an 1860 marriage.)

And you wonder why Galician genealogical research can be so complicated!

So take the plunge and try searching these new records to see what you
can discover. You can check the box on the AGD to only search the
newer uploads.

Feel free to share any discoveries (or questions) with respect to the
Lwow records with Gesher Galicia/

Pamela Weisberger
Gesher Galicia
pweisberger@gmail.com
www.geshergalicia.org
http://search.geshergalicia.org


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen All Galicia Database: new records added for Lemberg/Lwow and various towns #general

Pamela Weisberger
 

The following new data-sets have been recently added to the All
Galicia Database:

http://search.geshergalicia.org

- Lviv Birth, Marriage and Death records added (08/27/2015)
- Monasterzyska birth and death records added (08/26/2015)
- Horodenka birth records (1851-1867, 1886-1914) (added 07/25/2015)
- Various towns Jewish birth, marriage and death records added.
(added 07/21/15)
- Zurow Landowners (1848) (added 07/21/15)
- Podwoloczyska Death records (1877-1939) (added 07/21/15)

A few notes on the Lwow data:

Jewish vital records for Lemberg/Lwow/Lvov/Lviv are located in
archives in both Warsaw, Poland and Lviv, Ukraine. As a general rule,
JRI-Poland is indexing the Warsaw-held records and Gesher Galicia is
indexing Lviv Historical Archive-held records. To do a thorough
search for your family you need to consult both databases as there
currently is no overlap between the two.

Even if you don't know of any connections to Lwow, keep in mind that
many Galician families had relatives living there and often those in
more distant shtetls passed through Lwow, often staying for months or
years before heading elsewhere. Families >from the Pale of Settlement,
Vienna or elsewhere might have also spent time in Lemberg. You may be
surprised by what you find.

Gesher Galicia's Lwow indexing team, lead by Eric Bloch, has done an
extraordinary work with these challenging records, indexing all the
fields including profession, house number, congregational (family)
number, women's maiden names, notes on different spellings,
legitimacy, etc. These new vital records cover 1839-1861, with
additional corrections and/or notations for later years.

You may get duplicate results for the same person. Why? Each set is
found on different microfilms taken >from different books of the same
event. (Often there were duplicates kept.) Eric's team has found
enough variations in these duplicates that they feel they should all
remain. For example, some are written in Kurrent script, but the
duplicate is in Latin script. Spellings are different, and sometimes
the notations found with the records are different, or may not even
exist in one but found in the other. Including the duplicates allows
the researcher the option of viewing different records for the same
event. So if you find repeat results for your name you have the
opportunity to examine both records.

Here are a few examples on the kinds of information found in the
"notes" or "comments" section that these indexing teams have included:

- Surnames of child and father may be spelled differently; father's
surname RETTEL and mother's maiden name DORF/DAALE/DARLEIN ('IN'
probably a female suffix in DARLEIN) in other records]

- According to Lemberg magistrate >from 14 Jan 1929 CZYSZ is the
correct surname spelling

- Surnames of child and father spelled differently; SCHEITEL may be
child's middle name rather than her surname.

- DUBIENSKI recorded following the surname CZACZKES but crossed out;
reference to 28? May 1884 and DUBIENSKI in a notation following
record. (This >from a 20 year old record.)

- This regarding an 1853 birth: reference to 24 Nov 1911, 15 Mar 1912,
26 Mar 1912, 27 Mar 1912 and change of child's surname >from KORKES to
GOLDSTEIN in notation following record.

- Name corrected >from Sara v. Sosie OSTERSEZER to Sara OSTERSETZER 21
Jul 1880 (This relates to an 1860 marriage.)

And you wonder why Galician genealogical research can be so complicated!

So take the plunge and try searching these new records to see what you
can discover. You can check the box on the AGD to only search the
newer uploads.

Feel free to share any discoveries (or questions) with respect to the
Lwow records with Gesher Galicia/

Pamela Weisberger
Gesher Galicia
pweisberger@gmail.com
www.geshergalicia.org
http://search.geshergalicia.org


1887 Birth Record from Rusne in Silute/Heydekrug #lithuania

Graeme Boocock
 

Hello,

I am looking for the birth record of an Alfred Simon ABRAMOWITZ
(sometimes Simon ABRAMOWITZ) born March 23, 1887 in RUSNE in SILUTE /
Heydekrug.

Alfred was a Ministerialrat during the Weimar Republic. He became an
advisor to the Prussian Ministry of the Interior and the head of
national police. He married a Regina KROPKE >from Hannover (sometimes
Marie Regina Else Minna KROPKE), and the two of them ultimately fled
to London. He died there in July 1945.

Alfred ABRAMOWITZ was living with my wife's great grandmother, Clara
LOEWENHEIM (formerly LEWIN, maiden name ABRAMOWITZ) in Berlin in the
late 1920s. Due to the common surname, I have always suspected that
this Alfred may have been a cousin of some sort. However, we also
know that Clara rented out rooms in her large flat to various
non-relatives as a source of income, so it is equally possible that
Alfred is not a relative at all. With the help of Luc Radu, we have
now found the source of the patronym ABRAMOWITZ in Clara's family: it
was earlier AVRAMOVICI and derives >from an actual Avram only two
generations back >from Clara. This Avram was >from the Botosani area of
Romania.

Although I know Alfred Abramowitz' date and place of birth from
several later records, I do not know his parents' names. If I could
find their names, I may be able to confirm or refute the possibility
of a family connection once and for all. I have to say that the
distance between Rusne and Botosani is already leading me to suspect
that he is not a relative.

Of course, I have had an initial look around JewishGen and Ancestry. I
have not found anything pertaining to Alfred's birth or parentage so
far. Are there extant Lithuanian records >from Rusne >from that period
that can be searched?

With Best Regards,
Graeme Boocock.
Ottawa, Canada


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania 1887 Birth Record from Rusne in Silute/Heydekrug #lithuania

Graeme Boocock
 

Hello,

I am looking for the birth record of an Alfred Simon ABRAMOWITZ
(sometimes Simon ABRAMOWITZ) born March 23, 1887 in RUSNE in SILUTE /
Heydekrug.

Alfred was a Ministerialrat during the Weimar Republic. He became an
advisor to the Prussian Ministry of the Interior and the head of
national police. He married a Regina KROPKE >from Hannover (sometimes
Marie Regina Else Minna KROPKE), and the two of them ultimately fled
to London. He died there in July 1945.

Alfred ABRAMOWITZ was living with my wife's great grandmother, Clara
LOEWENHEIM (formerly LEWIN, maiden name ABRAMOWITZ) in Berlin in the
late 1920s. Due to the common surname, I have always suspected that
this Alfred may have been a cousin of some sort. However, we also
know that Clara rented out rooms in her large flat to various
non-relatives as a source of income, so it is equally possible that
Alfred is not a relative at all. With the help of Luc Radu, we have
now found the source of the patronym ABRAMOWITZ in Clara's family: it
was earlier AVRAMOVICI and derives >from an actual Avram only two
generations back >from Clara. This Avram was >from the Botosani area of
Romania.

Although I know Alfred Abramowitz' date and place of birth from
several later records, I do not know his parents' names. If I could
find their names, I may be able to confirm or refute the possibility
of a family connection once and for all. I have to say that the
distance between Rusne and Botosani is already leading me to suspect
that he is not a relative.

Of course, I have had an initial look around JewishGen and Ancestry. I
have not found anything pertaining to Alfred's birth or parentage so
far. Are there extant Lithuanian records >from Rusne >from that period
that can be searched?

With Best Regards,
Graeme Boocock.
Ottawa, Canada


Remains of the Great Synagogue and Shulhof of Vilna are Rediscovered Seventy Years after their Destruction by the Nazis #lithuania

Jon Seligman
 

The outstanding Great Synagogue and its surrounding Shulhof of
Vilna, was once the most important monument of Litvak Jewry.
Regrettably, like most of the monuments of Jewish culture in
Lithuania, the Synagogue was destroyed during and after the
Holocaust.

Now a team, led by Dr. Jon Seligman >from the Israel Antiquities
Authority, Zenonas Baubonis of the Culture Heritage Conservation
Authority of Lithuania, together with Prof. Richard Freund of the
University of Hartford, have just finished a successful session to
discover remains of the synagogue using ground penetrating radar,
as the first stage of a project to excavate remains of Great
Synagogue and Shulhof.

The Renaissance-Baroque style Great Synagogue of Vilna was
constructed in the 17th century to replace an earlier building.
Over time other communal structures surrounded the synagogue and
this would become the spiritual and physical abode for Rabbi Eliyahu,
the Vilna Gaon.

Even with the destruction, the results of the ground penetrating
radar survey show that remains of the synagogue exist below the
surface. In 2016 an excavation is planned with the hope of exposing
these remains for research and to display to them to the public as
a memorial to the Jews of Vilna.

The Israel Antiquities Authority encourages the public to take part
in future excavations at the site and is looking for sponsorship of
this exciting project to uncover the remains of the Great Synagogue
of Vilna.

Anybody wishing to take part can contact the Jon Seligman directly
at jon_sel@netvision.net.il .

(See: www.antiquities.org.il/Article_eng.aspx?sec_id=25&subj_id=240&id=4137)

Jon Seligman
Researching:
SELIGMAN/ZELIKMAN, JOFFE, SANDMAN, YACHAD, LEDERMAN, GILLIS,
FLEISHMAN, SWARTZMAN


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Remains of the Great Synagogue and Shulhof of Vilna are Rediscovered Seventy Years after their Destruction by the Nazis #lithuania

Jon Seligman
 

The outstanding Great Synagogue and its surrounding Shulhof of
Vilna, was once the most important monument of Litvak Jewry.
Regrettably, like most of the monuments of Jewish culture in
Lithuania, the Synagogue was destroyed during and after the
Holocaust.

Now a team, led by Dr. Jon Seligman >from the Israel Antiquities
Authority, Zenonas Baubonis of the Culture Heritage Conservation
Authority of Lithuania, together with Prof. Richard Freund of the
University of Hartford, have just finished a successful session to
discover remains of the synagogue using ground penetrating radar,
as the first stage of a project to excavate remains of Great
Synagogue and Shulhof.

The Renaissance-Baroque style Great Synagogue of Vilna was
constructed in the 17th century to replace an earlier building.
Over time other communal structures surrounded the synagogue and
this would become the spiritual and physical abode for Rabbi Eliyahu,
the Vilna Gaon.

Even with the destruction, the results of the ground penetrating
radar survey show that remains of the synagogue exist below the
surface. In 2016 an excavation is planned with the hope of exposing
these remains for research and to display to them to the public as
a memorial to the Jews of Vilna.

The Israel Antiquities Authority encourages the public to take part
in future excavations at the site and is looking for sponsorship of
this exciting project to uncover the remains of the Great Synagogue
of Vilna.

Anybody wishing to take part can contact the Jon Seligman directly
at jon_sel@netvision.net.il .

(See: www.antiquities.org.il/Article_eng.aspx?sec_id=25&subj_id=240&id=4137)

Jon Seligman
Researching:
SELIGMAN/ZELIKMAN, JOFFE, SANDMAN, YACHAD, LEDERMAN, GILLIS,
FLEISHMAN, SWARTZMAN


The surname Zopyan #poland

Avshalom Zoossmann-Diskin
 

My great grandmother Sora-Rywka Finkielsztejn was born in ~1869 in
Ostrolenka to Icek-Jakub (Jankl) and Odesa. Her maiden name has eluded
me for years. A few days ago I received a copy of my great aunt's
marriage record in 1925 New York, and her mother's maiden name is
written as Sara Zopiana. One of the two witnesses signed his name as
Albert Zopyan.

I have never heard this surname before, nor is it mentioned in the
database of JRI Poland (I tried Zopian, Zopyan and Zopjan).

Does anyone know anything about this surname? Is it a Jewish surname?
Does someone have information on Albert Zopyan >from New York?

Thank You,

Avshalom

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately with specific family
information. Any suggestions for research methods or resources
may be shared with the list.


JRI Poland #Poland The surname Zopyan #poland

Avshalom Zoossmann-Diskin
 

My great grandmother Sora-Rywka Finkielsztejn was born in ~1869 in
Ostrolenka to Icek-Jakub (Jankl) and Odesa. Her maiden name has eluded
me for years. A few days ago I received a copy of my great aunt's
marriage record in 1925 New York, and her mother's maiden name is
written as Sara Zopiana. One of the two witnesses signed his name as
Albert Zopyan.

I have never heard this surname before, nor is it mentioned in the
database of JRI Poland (I tried Zopian, Zopyan and Zopjan).

Does anyone know anything about this surname? Is it a Jewish surname?
Does someone have information on Albert Zopyan >from New York?

Thank You,

Avshalom

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately with specific family
information. Any suggestions for research methods or resources
may be shared with the list.


school records #poland

Ariel K <arielvfu@...>
 

generally are school records (elementary/middleschool etc..) mainly
from towns where kept or they weren't? - meaning can these records be
tracked down in the archives?

kind regards
Ariel kiubi


JRI Poland #Poland school records #poland

Ariel K <arielvfu@...>
 

generally are school records (elementary/middleschool etc..) mainly
from towns where kept or they weren't? - meaning can these records be
tracked down in the archives?

kind regards
Ariel kiubi


1850 Revision List for Shchuchin (in the Lida District) translated #belarus

Jrbaston
 

Dear fellow Lida District researchers --

I'm delighted to announce that the 1850 Revision List (along with
the 1851 Additional Revision List) for the town of Shchuchin has
now been translated and I've just added it to the LitvakSIG Lida
District Research Group site at: https://lidadistrict.shutterfly.com

I've added the surnames for the Shchuchin 1850 Revision List to the
document entitled SURNAMES >from THE LIDA DISTRICT 1850
REVISION LIST on our site's home page, at the bottom, in the section
called SURNAME LISTS.

There are 464 individuals named on this list. The translation of the
Shchuchin 1850 RL marks the 11th town translated out of the 12
official towns of registration in the Lida District. The next to be
translated will be Belitsy, and that will finish up the 1850 Revision
List.

Besides Shchuchin and Belitsy, towns in the Lida District include
Eisiskes/Eishishok, Lida, Novy Dwor, Orlya, Ostryna, Radun,
Rozhanka, Vasilishki, Voronova and Zhaludok.

While this list -- and the rest of the 1850 Revision List for Lida
District towns -- will be publicly searchable in the LitvakSIG All
Lithuania
Database and JewishGen Belarus Database after at least 18 months,
it is currently available only to participants in the LitvakSIG Lida
District Research Group.

A contribution of $100 US will qualify you to become part of this group,
and to have access to Excel files of all Lida District data (new and
old) through December 31, 2019.

To contribute, go to www.litvaksig.org/contribute then scroll down to
Research Groups and choose Lida District.

Thanks to the support of many of you, over the last 16 years
we have been able to translate nearly 75,000 records.
Next Lida District list to be translated for our group will be the
1816 Revision List, along with the 1818 Supplemental List for
small villages in the Lida District.

If you have any questions about this list, please write me at
JRBaston@aol.com

I hope that this year has been a good one for you, and want to
wish you and your families a healthy and happy 5776!

Judy Baston, Coordinator,
LitvakSIG Lida District Research Group


Belarus SIG #Belarus 1850 Revision List for Shchuchin (in the Lida District) translated #belarus

Jrbaston
 

Dear fellow Lida District researchers --

I'm delighted to announce that the 1850 Revision List (along with
the 1851 Additional Revision List) for the town of Shchuchin has
now been translated and I've just added it to the LitvakSIG Lida
District Research Group site at: https://lidadistrict.shutterfly.com

I've added the surnames for the Shchuchin 1850 Revision List to the
document entitled SURNAMES >from THE LIDA DISTRICT 1850
REVISION LIST on our site's home page, at the bottom, in the section
called SURNAME LISTS.

There are 464 individuals named on this list. The translation of the
Shchuchin 1850 RL marks the 11th town translated out of the 12
official towns of registration in the Lida District. The next to be
translated will be Belitsy, and that will finish up the 1850 Revision
List.

Besides Shchuchin and Belitsy, towns in the Lida District include
Eisiskes/Eishishok, Lida, Novy Dwor, Orlya, Ostryna, Radun,
Rozhanka, Vasilishki, Voronova and Zhaludok.

While this list -- and the rest of the 1850 Revision List for Lida
District towns -- will be publicly searchable in the LitvakSIG All
Lithuania
Database and JewishGen Belarus Database after at least 18 months,
it is currently available only to participants in the LitvakSIG Lida
District Research Group.

A contribution of $100 US will qualify you to become part of this group,
and to have access to Excel files of all Lida District data (new and
old) through December 31, 2019.

To contribute, go to www.litvaksig.org/contribute then scroll down to
Research Groups and choose Lida District.

Thanks to the support of many of you, over the last 16 years
we have been able to translate nearly 75,000 records.
Next Lida District list to be translated for our group will be the
1816 Revision List, along with the 1818 Supplemental List for
small villages in the Lida District.

If you have any questions about this list, please write me at
JRBaston@aol.com

I hope that this year has been a good one for you, and want to
wish you and your families a healthy and happy 5776!

Judy Baston, Coordinator,
LitvakSIG Lida District Research Group


Burial Society #belarus

David Passman <dbpdallas@...>
 

I've previously used the website "Burial Societies in the New York Metropolitan Area"
to identify the places in Eastern Europe where members of my family originated.
The database URL is:
http://www.jgsny.org/ny-burial-society-database and is sponsored by the Jewish
Genealogical Society of New York. While this database has proven very helpful in
the past, unfortunately the site is currently unavailable for searching as the site
is in the process of being updated. This process has been going on for quite some
time, and there is no indication on the webpage as to when the database will
again be available for searching.

David Passman
Dallas, TX


Belarus SIG #Belarus Burial Society #belarus

David Passman <dbpdallas@...>
 

I've previously used the website "Burial Societies in the New York Metropolitan Area"
to identify the places in Eastern Europe where members of my family originated.
The database URL is:
http://www.jgsny.org/ny-burial-society-database and is sponsored by the Jewish
Genealogical Society of New York. While this database has proven very helpful in
the past, unfortunately the site is currently unavailable for searching as the site
is in the process of being updated. This process has been going on for quite some
time, and there is no indication on the webpage as to when the database will
again be available for searching.

David Passman
Dallas, TX


All Galicia Database: records added for Lemberg/Lwow, Monasterzyska, Horodenka, Zurow, Podwoloczyska and many other towns! #galicia

Pamela Weisberger
 

The following new data-sets have been recently added to the All
Galicia Database:

http://search.geshergalicia.org

- Lviv Birth, Marriage and Death records (added 08/27/2015)
- Monasterzyska birth and death records (added 08/26/2015)
- Horodenka birth records (1851-1867, 1886-1914)
(added 07/25/2015)
- Various towns Jewish birth, marriage and death records added.
(added 07/21/15)
- Zurow Landowners (1848) (added 07/21/15)
- Podwoloczyska Death records (1877-1939) (added 07/21/15)

A few notes on the Lwow data:

Jewish vital records for Lemberg/Lwow/Lvov/Lviv are located in
archives in both Warsaw, Poland and Lviv, Ukraine. As a general rule,
JRI-Poland is indexing the Warsaw-held records and Gesher Galicia is
indexing Lviv Historical Archive-held records. To do a thorough
search for your family you need to consult both databases as there
currently is no overlap between the two.

Even if you don't know of any connections to Lwow, keep in mind that
many Galician families had relatives living there and often those in
more distant shtetls passed through Lwow, often staying for months or
years before heading elsewhere. Families >from the Pale of Settlement,
Vienna or elsewhere might have also spent time in Lemberg. You may
be surprised by what you find.

Gesher Galicia's Lwow indexing team, lead by Eric Bloch, has done an
extraordinary work with these challenging records, indexing all the
fields including profession, house number, congregational (family)
number, women's maiden names, notes on different spellings,
legitimacy, etc. These new vital records cover 1839-1861, with
additional corrections and/or notations for later years.

You may get duplicate results for the same person. Why? Each set is
found on different microfilms taken >from different books of the same
event. (Often there were duplicates kept.) Eric's team has found
enough variations in these duplicates that they feel they should all
remain. For example, some are written in Kurrent script, but the
duplicate is in Latin script. Spellings are different, and sometimes
the notations found with the records are different, or may not even
exist in one but found in the other. Including the duplicates allows
the researcher the option of viewing different records for the same
event. So if you find repeat results for your name you have the
opportunity to examine both records.

Here are a few examples on the kinds of information found in the
"notes" or "comments" section that these indexing teams have included:

- Surnames of child and father may be spelled differently; father's
surname RETTEL and mother's maiden name DORF/DAALE/DARLEIN ('IN'
probably a female suffix in DARLEIN) in other records.

- According to Lemberg magistrate >from 14 Jan 1929 CZYSZ is the
correct surname spelling.

- Surnames of child and father spelled differently; SCHEITEL may be
child's middle name rather than her surname.

- DUBIENSKI recorded following the surname CZACZKES but crossed out;
reference to 28? May 1884 and DUBIENSKI in a notation following
record. (This >from a 20-year-old record.)

- This regarding an 1853 birth: reference to 24 Nov 1911, 15 Mar 1912,
26 Mar 1912, 27 Mar 1912 and change of child's surname >from KORKES
to GOLDSTEIN in notation following record.

- Name corrected >from Sara v. Sosie OSTERSEZER to Sara OSTERSETZER
21 Jul 1880 (This relates to an 1860 marriage.)

And you wonder why Galician genealogical research can be so complicated!

So take the plunge and try searching these new records to see what you
can discover. You can check the box on the AGD to only search the
newer uploads.

Feel free to share any discoveries (or questions) with respect to the Lwow
records with Gesher Galicia.

And if these new records have helped you, please support our efforts
with a donation to the All Galicia Database:

http://www.geshergalicia.org/donate

(Donations are tax deductible in the U.S.)

Digitizing, indexing and keeping databases online is a costly endeavor.
The more you contribute to our efforts, the faster we can bring you
searchable data to speed your research.

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


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia All Galicia Database: records added for Lemberg/Lwow, Monasterzyska, Horodenka, Zurow, Podwoloczyska and many other towns! #galicia

Pamela Weisberger
 

The following new data-sets have been recently added to the All
Galicia Database:

http://search.geshergalicia.org

- Lviv Birth, Marriage and Death records (added 08/27/2015)
- Monasterzyska birth and death records (added 08/26/2015)
- Horodenka birth records (1851-1867, 1886-1914)
(added 07/25/2015)
- Various towns Jewish birth, marriage and death records added.
(added 07/21/15)
- Zurow Landowners (1848) (added 07/21/15)
- Podwoloczyska Death records (1877-1939) (added 07/21/15)

A few notes on the Lwow data:

Jewish vital records for Lemberg/Lwow/Lvov/Lviv are located in
archives in both Warsaw, Poland and Lviv, Ukraine. As a general rule,
JRI-Poland is indexing the Warsaw-held records and Gesher Galicia is
indexing Lviv Historical Archive-held records. To do a thorough
search for your family you need to consult both databases as there
currently is no overlap between the two.

Even if you don't know of any connections to Lwow, keep in mind that
many Galician families had relatives living there and often those in
more distant shtetls passed through Lwow, often staying for months or
years before heading elsewhere. Families >from the Pale of Settlement,
Vienna or elsewhere might have also spent time in Lemberg. You may
be surprised by what you find.

Gesher Galicia's Lwow indexing team, lead by Eric Bloch, has done an
extraordinary work with these challenging records, indexing all the
fields including profession, house number, congregational (family)
number, women's maiden names, notes on different spellings,
legitimacy, etc. These new vital records cover 1839-1861, with
additional corrections and/or notations for later years.

You may get duplicate results for the same person. Why? Each set is
found on different microfilms taken >from different books of the same
event. (Often there were duplicates kept.) Eric's team has found
enough variations in these duplicates that they feel they should all
remain. For example, some are written in Kurrent script, but the
duplicate is in Latin script. Spellings are different, and sometimes
the notations found with the records are different, or may not even
exist in one but found in the other. Including the duplicates allows
the researcher the option of viewing different records for the same
event. So if you find repeat results for your name you have the
opportunity to examine both records.

Here are a few examples on the kinds of information found in the
"notes" or "comments" section that these indexing teams have included:

- Surnames of child and father may be spelled differently; father's
surname RETTEL and mother's maiden name DORF/DAALE/DARLEIN ('IN'
probably a female suffix in DARLEIN) in other records.

- According to Lemberg magistrate >from 14 Jan 1929 CZYSZ is the
correct surname spelling.

- Surnames of child and father spelled differently; SCHEITEL may be
child's middle name rather than her surname.

- DUBIENSKI recorded following the surname CZACZKES but crossed out;
reference to 28? May 1884 and DUBIENSKI in a notation following
record. (This >from a 20-year-old record.)

- This regarding an 1853 birth: reference to 24 Nov 1911, 15 Mar 1912,
26 Mar 1912, 27 Mar 1912 and change of child's surname >from KORKES
to GOLDSTEIN in notation following record.

- Name corrected >from Sara v. Sosie OSTERSEZER to Sara OSTERSETZER
21 Jul 1880 (This relates to an 1860 marriage.)

And you wonder why Galician genealogical research can be so complicated!

So take the plunge and try searching these new records to see what you
can discover. You can check the box on the AGD to only search the
newer uploads.

Feel free to share any discoveries (or questions) with respect to the Lwow
records with Gesher Galicia.

And if these new records have helped you, please support our efforts
with a donation to the All Galicia Database:

http://www.geshergalicia.org/donate

(Donations are tax deductible in the U.S.)

Digitizing, indexing and keeping databases online is a costly endeavor.
The more you contribute to our efforts, the faster we can bring you
searchable data to speed your research.

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


All Galicia Database: new records added for Lemberg/Lwow and various towns #ukraine

Pamela Weisberger
 

The following new data-sets have been recently added to the All
Galicia Database:

http://search.geshergalicia.org

- Lviv Birth, Marriage and Death records added (08/27/2015)
- Monasterzyska birth and death records added (08/26/2015)
- Horodenka birth records (1851-1867, 1886-1914) (added 07/25/2015)
- Various towns Jewish birth, marriage and death records added.
(added 07/21/15)
- Zurow Landowners (1848) (added 07/21/15)
- Podwoloczyska Death records (1877-1939) (added 07/21/15)

A few notes on the Lwow data:

Jewish vital records for Lemberg/Lwow/Lvov/Lviv are located in
archives in both Warsaw, Poland and Lviv, Ukraine. As a general rule,
JRI-Poland is indexing the Warsaw-held records and Gesher Galicia is
indexing Lviv Historical Archive-held records. To do a thorough
search for your family you need to consult both databases as there
currently is no overlap between the two.
Even if you don't know of any connections to Lwow, keep in mind that
many Galician families had relatives living there and often those in
more distant shtetls passed through Lwow, often staying for months or
years before heading elsewhere. Families >from the Pale of Settlement,
Vienna or elsewhere might have also spent time in Lemberg. You may be
surprised by what you find.

Gesher Galicia's Lwow indexing team, lead by Eric Bloch, has done an
extraordinary work with these challenging records, indexing all the
fields including profession, house number, congregational (family)
number, women's maiden names, notes on different spellings,
legitimacy, etc. These new vital records cover 1839-1861, with
additional corrections and/or notations for later years.

You may get duplicate results for the same person. Why? Each set is
found on different microfilms taken >from different books of the same
event. (Often there were duplicates kept.) Eric's team has found
enough variations in these duplicates that they feel they should all
remain. For example, some are written in Kurrent script, but the
duplicate is in Latin script. Spellings are different, and sometimes
the notations found with the records are different, or may not even
exist in one but found in the other. Including the duplicates allows
the researcher the option of viewing different records for the same
event. So if you find repeat results for your name you have the
opportunity to examine both records.

Here are a few examples on the kinds of information found in the
"notes" or "comments" section that these indexing teams have included:

- Surnames of child and father may be spelled differently; father's
surname RETTEL and mother's maiden name DORF/DAALE/DARLEIN ('IN'
probably a female suffix in DARLEIN) in other records]

- According to Lemberg magistrate >from 14 Jan 1929 CZYSZ is the
correct surname spelling

- Surnames of child and father spelled differently; SCHEITEL may be
child's middle name rather than her surname.

- DUBIENSKI recorded following the surname CZACZKES but crossed out;
reference to 28? May 1884 and DUBIENSKI in a notation following
record. (This >from a 20 year old record.)

- This regarding an 1853 birth: reference to 24 Nov 1911, 15 Mar 1912,
26 Mar 1912, 27 Mar 1912 and change of child's surname >from KORKES to
GOLDSTEIN in notation following record.

- Name corrected >from Sara v. Sosie OSTERSEZER to Sara OSTERSETZER 21
Jul 1880 (This relates to an 1860 marriage.)

And you wonder why Galician genealogical research can be so complicated!

So take the plunge and try searching these new records to see what you
can discover. You can check the box on the AGD to only search the
newer uploads.

Feel free to share any discoveries (or questions) with respect to the
Lwow records with Gesher Galicia/

Pamela Weisberger
Gesher Galicia
pweisberger@gmail.com
www.geshergalicia.org
http://search.geshergalicia.org


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine All Galicia Database: new records added for Lemberg/Lwow and various towns #ukraine

Pamela Weisberger
 

The following new data-sets have been recently added to the All
Galicia Database:

http://search.geshergalicia.org

- Lviv Birth, Marriage and Death records added (08/27/2015)
- Monasterzyska birth and death records added (08/26/2015)
- Horodenka birth records (1851-1867, 1886-1914) (added 07/25/2015)
- Various towns Jewish birth, marriage and death records added.
(added 07/21/15)
- Zurow Landowners (1848) (added 07/21/15)
- Podwoloczyska Death records (1877-1939) (added 07/21/15)

A few notes on the Lwow data:

Jewish vital records for Lemberg/Lwow/Lvov/Lviv are located in
archives in both Warsaw, Poland and Lviv, Ukraine. As a general rule,
JRI-Poland is indexing the Warsaw-held records and Gesher Galicia is
indexing Lviv Historical Archive-held records. To do a thorough
search for your family you need to consult both databases as there
currently is no overlap between the two.
Even if you don't know of any connections to Lwow, keep in mind that
many Galician families had relatives living there and often those in
more distant shtetls passed through Lwow, often staying for months or
years before heading elsewhere. Families >from the Pale of Settlement,
Vienna or elsewhere might have also spent time in Lemberg. You may be
surprised by what you find.

Gesher Galicia's Lwow indexing team, lead by Eric Bloch, has done an
extraordinary work with these challenging records, indexing all the
fields including profession, house number, congregational (family)
number, women's maiden names, notes on different spellings,
legitimacy, etc. These new vital records cover 1839-1861, with
additional corrections and/or notations for later years.

You may get duplicate results for the same person. Why? Each set is
found on different microfilms taken >from different books of the same
event. (Often there were duplicates kept.) Eric's team has found
enough variations in these duplicates that they feel they should all
remain. For example, some are written in Kurrent script, but the
duplicate is in Latin script. Spellings are different, and sometimes
the notations found with the records are different, or may not even
exist in one but found in the other. Including the duplicates allows
the researcher the option of viewing different records for the same
event. So if you find repeat results for your name you have the
opportunity to examine both records.

Here are a few examples on the kinds of information found in the
"notes" or "comments" section that these indexing teams have included:

- Surnames of child and father may be spelled differently; father's
surname RETTEL and mother's maiden name DORF/DAALE/DARLEIN ('IN'
probably a female suffix in DARLEIN) in other records]

- According to Lemberg magistrate >from 14 Jan 1929 CZYSZ is the
correct surname spelling

- Surnames of child and father spelled differently; SCHEITEL may be
child's middle name rather than her surname.

- DUBIENSKI recorded following the surname CZACZKES but crossed out;
reference to 28? May 1884 and DUBIENSKI in a notation following
record. (This >from a 20 year old record.)

- This regarding an 1853 birth: reference to 24 Nov 1911, 15 Mar 1912,
26 Mar 1912, 27 Mar 1912 and change of child's surname >from KORKES to
GOLDSTEIN in notation following record.

- Name corrected >from Sara v. Sosie OSTERSEZER to Sara OSTERSETZER 21
Jul 1880 (This relates to an 1860 marriage.)

And you wonder why Galician genealogical research can be so complicated!

So take the plunge and try searching these new records to see what you
can discover. You can check the box on the AGD to only search the
newer uploads.

Feel free to share any discoveries (or questions) with respect to the
Lwow records with Gesher Galicia/

Pamela Weisberger
Gesher Galicia
pweisberger@gmail.com
www.geshergalicia.org
http://search.geshergalicia.org

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