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IAJGS Records Access Alert Postings January 2017 #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

As mentioned previously, every month I will be posting a listing of the
IAJGS Records Access Alert topics >from the previous month for you to see the
variety of issues. some were posted on this discussion group as they were
final edicts, but advocacy, and pending legislation and regulations- were
not posted to the discussion group-all postings are included below. Any
postings that had a time limit for access, such as free access that has
expired are not included below. Many legislatures started to meet in their
new sessions.

. (Argentina) Data Protection Authority New Regulation on Personal Data
Protection

. (Canada) Celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the Canadian Confederation
with the Library and Archives Canada

. (Canada) Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies-University of Alberta
Launches Digital Archive

. (European Union) Commission Proposed Regulation on Privacy and Electronic
Communications and Data Protection Rules for EU Institutions

. (European Union) EU-US Privacy Shield May Be Invalidated by Presidential
Executive Order

. (European Union) The Irish Data Protection Commission; What is Happening
to US-Based Multinational Companies in the EU

. The International Tracing Service Places their General Inventory Online

. (Ireland) First Court Case on Right to be Forgotten Decided Overturns Data
Protection Commissioner

. (UK) Update on General Register Office PDF Trial to Order Records

. (UK) National Archives Places War Office Records Available Online

. (US) 2017 Legislative Calendars and Websites--New Legislative Terms Begin

. (US) CIA Releases 13 Million Pages of Declassified Documents Online

. (US) Chronicling America-- Library of Congress Historic Newspapers
Continued Free Access Threatened

. (US-NY) A NY Student is Suing Google and She Wants to Have Right to be
Forgotten Applied in the United States

. (US-NY) New Law Amends Mental Hygiene Regarding Release of Information
50 Years After Death

. (US-NYC) New York City Marriage Index 1930-1972 Partially Online

. (US-NYC) Supreme Court of NY "Division of Ancient Records" Moving to
Better Quarters

. (US-OK) New Law Requiring Online Indexes of Birth and Death Records and
More

. (US-VA) Library of Virginia Budget Cuts and Closures

IAJGS has opened its Records Access Alerts to anyone who is interested.
This was announced previously. We now have subscribers >from many
genealogical organizations not previously able to subscribe. To be on top of
what is happening I encourage you to register for the Records Access Alerts
to receive the information in a timely manner. If you are interested in any
of the following items, please register for the IAJGS Records Access Alert
and look at them in the archives. To register for the IAJGS Records Access
Alert go to: http://lists.iajgs.org/mailman/listinfo/records-access-alerts
and follow the instructions to enter your email address, full name and which
genealogical organization you belong to-a society, SIG or a subscriber of
JewishGen, Avotaynu Online, Legal Genealogist etc. You will receive an
email response that you have to reply to, or the subscription will not be
finalized. The alerts are archived and once you register you may access the
archives at: http://lists.iajgs.org/mailman/private/records-access-alerts/ .
The IAJGS Records Access Alert is not a daily announcement list. Depending
on what happens worldwide, there may be no postings for several days and
other times there may be several in one day.

These are listed alphabetically not chronologically. Each month the locales
covered differ.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen IAJGS Records Access Alert Postings January 2017 #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

As mentioned previously, every month I will be posting a listing of the
IAJGS Records Access Alert topics >from the previous month for you to see the
variety of issues. some were posted on this discussion group as they were
final edicts, but advocacy, and pending legislation and regulations- were
not posted to the discussion group-all postings are included below. Any
postings that had a time limit for access, such as free access that has
expired are not included below. Many legislatures started to meet in their
new sessions.

. (Argentina) Data Protection Authority New Regulation on Personal Data
Protection

. (Canada) Celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the Canadian Confederation
with the Library and Archives Canada

. (Canada) Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies-University of Alberta
Launches Digital Archive

. (European Union) Commission Proposed Regulation on Privacy and Electronic
Communications and Data Protection Rules for EU Institutions

. (European Union) EU-US Privacy Shield May Be Invalidated by Presidential
Executive Order

. (European Union) The Irish Data Protection Commission; What is Happening
to US-Based Multinational Companies in the EU

. The International Tracing Service Places their General Inventory Online

. (Ireland) First Court Case on Right to be Forgotten Decided Overturns Data
Protection Commissioner

. (UK) Update on General Register Office PDF Trial to Order Records

. (UK) National Archives Places War Office Records Available Online

. (US) 2017 Legislative Calendars and Websites--New Legislative Terms Begin

. (US) CIA Releases 13 Million Pages of Declassified Documents Online

. (US) Chronicling America-- Library of Congress Historic Newspapers
Continued Free Access Threatened

. (US-NY) A NY Student is Suing Google and She Wants to Have Right to be
Forgotten Applied in the United States

. (US-NY) New Law Amends Mental Hygiene Regarding Release of Information
50 Years After Death

. (US-NYC) New York City Marriage Index 1930-1972 Partially Online

. (US-NYC) Supreme Court of NY "Division of Ancient Records" Moving to
Better Quarters

. (US-OK) New Law Requiring Online Indexes of Birth and Death Records and
More

. (US-VA) Library of Virginia Budget Cuts and Closures

IAJGS has opened its Records Access Alerts to anyone who is interested.
This was announced previously. We now have subscribers >from many
genealogical organizations not previously able to subscribe. To be on top of
what is happening I encourage you to register for the Records Access Alerts
to receive the information in a timely manner. If you are interested in any
of the following items, please register for the IAJGS Records Access Alert
and look at them in the archives. To register for the IAJGS Records Access
Alert go to: http://lists.iajgs.org/mailman/listinfo/records-access-alerts
and follow the instructions to enter your email address, full name and which
genealogical organization you belong to-a society, SIG or a subscriber of
JewishGen, Avotaynu Online, Legal Genealogist etc. You will receive an
email response that you have to reply to, or the subscription will not be
finalized. The alerts are archived and once you register you may access the
archives at: http://lists.iajgs.org/mailman/private/records-access-alerts/ .
The IAJGS Records Access Alert is not a daily announcement list. Depending
on what happens worldwide, there may be no postings for several days and
other times there may be several in one day.

These are listed alphabetically not chronologically. Each month the locales
covered differ.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


WEITZ or KNAUF #general

Jamie
 

Halo,

I'm searching for my ancestors on my mother's site.
My over grandmother was Anna Sophia WEITZ, born in Oberaussem 1852.03.07.
She was married to HAEKENS Gerardus (Belgium)
She died in Belgium (Zichen-Zussen-Bolder) 1939.01.06

Her parents:
WEITZ Christian: 1816.10.14 > 1890.06.29
KNAUF Odilia: 1820.08.17 > 1882.12.19

Can someone give me names of elder parents, brothers, sisters, children?

Thanks

RUTTEN Jean Marie
Hasselt


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen WEITZ or KNAUF #general

Jamie
 

Halo,

I'm searching for my ancestors on my mother's site.
My over grandmother was Anna Sophia WEITZ, born in Oberaussem 1852.03.07.
She was married to HAEKENS Gerardus (Belgium)
She died in Belgium (Zichen-Zussen-Bolder) 1939.01.06

Her parents:
WEITZ Christian: 1816.10.14 > 1890.06.29
KNAUF Odilia: 1820.08.17 > 1882.12.19

Can someone give me names of elder parents, brothers, sisters, children?

Thanks

RUTTEN Jean Marie
Hasselt


Re: ViewMate translation request - Russian #poland

Anne Schuman <anneschuman@...>
 

I've posted 4 vital records in Russian for which I need translations.
They are on ViewMate at the following addresses:

VM53201 - Birth of Hersz Hostyk (Gostyk)
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM53201

VM53202 - Birth of Kalman Berek Hostyk (Gostyk)
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM53202

VM53203 - Birth of Shulim Korn
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM53203

VM53204 - Marriage of Mordko Josef Gostyk and Golda Korn
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM53204

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.
Thank you very much.

Anne Schuman
Anneschuman@optonline.net


Lodz Area Research Group #Lodz #Poland RE: ViewMate translation request - Russian #lodz #poland

Anne Schuman <anneschuman@...>
 

I've posted 4 vital records in Russian for which I need translations.
They are on ViewMate at the following addresses:

VM53201 - Birth of Hersz Hostyk (Gostyk)
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM53201

VM53202 - Birth of Kalman Berek Hostyk (Gostyk)
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM53202

VM53203 - Birth of Shulim Korn
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM53203

VM53204 - Marriage of Mordko Josef Gostyk and Golda Korn
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM53204

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.
Thank you very much.

Anne Schuman
Anneschuman@optonline.net


6 Forms of Unpublished Personal Writings to Consider for Your Family History (New JGSLI Video Announcement) #general

Nolan Altman
 

The Jewish Genealogy Society of Long Island (JGSLI), winner of the IAJGS
2015 Outstanding Publication Award for its You Tube Channel, is pleased to
announce its latest video, "6 Forms of Unpublished Personal Writings to
Consider for Your Family History".

Most of the videos in our library cover a wide range of official documents
and forms that genealogist's use to construct their family history. We also
prepared videos covering third party sources of help, such as newspapers,
yearbooks, and social media. This video will focus on unpublished research
sources, namely personal writings. Although we acknowledge that you have to
be lucky to find these items, here are 6 forms of unpublished personal
writings that could significantly advance your family research.

You can access all 26 of our short instructional videos directly >from our
You Tube Channel at
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUV8xttIn93AwJX2_I0AIAg/feed or >from our
website http://jgsli.org/ If you have any comments or recommendations for
other topics, please let me know at past_pres@jgsli.org

Nolan Altman


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen 6 Forms of Unpublished Personal Writings to Consider for Your Family History (New JGSLI Video Announcement) #general

Nolan Altman
 

The Jewish Genealogy Society of Long Island (JGSLI), winner of the IAJGS
2015 Outstanding Publication Award for its You Tube Channel, is pleased to
announce its latest video, "6 Forms of Unpublished Personal Writings to
Consider for Your Family History".

Most of the videos in our library cover a wide range of official documents
and forms that genealogist's use to construct their family history. We also
prepared videos covering third party sources of help, such as newspapers,
yearbooks, and social media. This video will focus on unpublished research
sources, namely personal writings. Although we acknowledge that you have to
be lucky to find these items, here are 6 forms of unpublished personal
writings that could significantly advance your family research.

You can access all 26 of our short instructional videos directly >from our
You Tube Channel at
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUV8xttIn93AwJX2_I0AIAg/feed or >from our
website http://jgsli.org/ If you have any comments or recommendations for
other topics, please let me know at past_pres@jgsli.org

Nolan Altman


JGSGW February 2017 Meeting Announcement #general

Robin Meltzer
 

JGSGW February 2017 Meeting Announcement

The Jewish Genealogy Society of Greater Washington will host its February
2017 meeting on Sunday, February 12, 2017 at 1:00 PM at Beth El
Congregation, 3830 Seminary Road, Alexandria, VA 22304.

Program: "Debunking the Three Myths of Jewish Genealogy"
Speaker: Irene Goldstein Hantman

For generations, three persistent myths have blocked people >from researching
their Jewish ancestors: No one is left who knows anything about our family;
all the records were destroyed in the Holocaust; our surname was changed at
Ellis Island. Irene's light-hearted presentation puts these ideas to rest
and illustrates some surprising findings waiting to be discovered. If you
are just beginning your research, the talk will reinforce your decision,
boost your confidence, and perhaps give you some ideas about the path you
are taking. If you have some experience under your belt, you will enjoy this
fresh look at how to think about your research. And if you have pondered
giving talks to other organizations, consider stealing the template for this
presentation.

Irene Hantman has worked on her family tree intermittently for nearly 30
years. She has presented talks on today?s topic for Jewish and other
organizations. Irene served on the board of directors of the Jewish
Genealogy Society of Greater Washington, and on the board of governors of
B'nai B'rith International, for which she co-chaired the Center for Jewish
Identity with emphasis on Jewish genealogy. A professional writer and
editor, she edited many resources published by Avotaynu, including Where
Once We Walked: A Guide to the Jewish Communities Destroyed in the Holocaust
and A Dictionary of Jewish Surnames >from the Russian Empire. She also wrote
the section on Caribbean research for the Avotaynu Guide to Jewish
Genealogy. She has also conducted oral histories and edited family history
books for clients.

After the meeting, there will be a members only Beginner's Workshop from
3:00 to 5:00 PM. Membership information is available at:
http://www.jgsgw.org/PayPalPayment.html Workshop registration is limited
to 20 and needs to be done in advance by e-mail to Faith Klein at
mailto:fklein3@verizon.net by February 7th. There is no charge for this
workshop but you must be a member of JGSGW to take advantage of this
opportunity.

JGSGW Guest Attendance Policy
A non-member may attend the monthly JGSGW meeting as a Guest for a $5.00 fee
payable at the sign-in table. The $5.00 Guest fee may be applied toward
payment of annual JGSGW membership dues if dues are paid at the same meeting
at which the guest fee was paid. JGSGW members requiring personal
assistance at a meeting due to a health condition or disability may bring
someone to assist them free of charge.

Robin Meltzer
VP Communications, JGSGW
http://www.jgsgw.org
https://www.facebook.com/groups/jgsgw


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JGSGW February 2017 Meeting Announcement #general

Robin Meltzer
 

JGSGW February 2017 Meeting Announcement

The Jewish Genealogy Society of Greater Washington will host its February
2017 meeting on Sunday, February 12, 2017 at 1:00 PM at Beth El
Congregation, 3830 Seminary Road, Alexandria, VA 22304.

Program: "Debunking the Three Myths of Jewish Genealogy"
Speaker: Irene Goldstein Hantman

For generations, three persistent myths have blocked people >from researching
their Jewish ancestors: No one is left who knows anything about our family;
all the records were destroyed in the Holocaust; our surname was changed at
Ellis Island. Irene's light-hearted presentation puts these ideas to rest
and illustrates some surprising findings waiting to be discovered. If you
are just beginning your research, the talk will reinforce your decision,
boost your confidence, and perhaps give you some ideas about the path you
are taking. If you have some experience under your belt, you will enjoy this
fresh look at how to think about your research. And if you have pondered
giving talks to other organizations, consider stealing the template for this
presentation.

Irene Hantman has worked on her family tree intermittently for nearly 30
years. She has presented talks on today?s topic for Jewish and other
organizations. Irene served on the board of directors of the Jewish
Genealogy Society of Greater Washington, and on the board of governors of
B'nai B'rith International, for which she co-chaired the Center for Jewish
Identity with emphasis on Jewish genealogy. A professional writer and
editor, she edited many resources published by Avotaynu, including Where
Once We Walked: A Guide to the Jewish Communities Destroyed in the Holocaust
and A Dictionary of Jewish Surnames >from the Russian Empire. She also wrote
the section on Caribbean research for the Avotaynu Guide to Jewish
Genealogy. She has also conducted oral histories and edited family history
books for clients.

After the meeting, there will be a members only Beginner's Workshop from
3:00 to 5:00 PM. Membership information is available at:
http://www.jgsgw.org/PayPalPayment.html Workshop registration is limited
to 20 and needs to be done in advance by e-mail to Faith Klein at
mailto:fklein3@verizon.net by February 7th. There is no charge for this
workshop but you must be a member of JGSGW to take advantage of this
opportunity.

JGSGW Guest Attendance Policy
A non-member may attend the monthly JGSGW meeting as a Guest for a $5.00 fee
payable at the sign-in table. The $5.00 Guest fee may be applied toward
payment of annual JGSGW membership dues if dues are paid at the same meeting
at which the guest fee was paid. JGSGW members requiring personal
assistance at a meeting due to a health condition or disability may bring
someone to assist them free of charge.

Robin Meltzer
VP Communications, JGSGW
http://www.jgsgw.org
https://www.facebook.com/groups/jgsgw


Re: Have you heard of Polanyu? #general

sjgwed@...
 

Thanks to members' input and replies, I have reluctantly concluded that
"Polanyu" refers, simply, to Poland, and nothing more specific. In addition,
the family's "original" last name, "Dayan," is also very broad. In a letter
to one of his cousins, he did recall being a small boy waiting with his
father *outside the gates of a cemetery* in NYC, during a family funeral
because they could not enter. This makes sense, if they were "dayans."

As some of you may know, marital discord and divorces often lead to real
breakdowns in family ties and history that can spin out for generations.

Susan Gordon

<Susan Gordon> Sjgwed@aol.com wrote:

When I visited my long-estranged father shortly before his death, I asked
him where his immigrant father had come from. He said, "Polanyu" - which
sounded like "Po - lan - nyu." But I have been unable to locate this name as
a town, village or anything else in Galicia, Poland or elsewhere. Also,
I'm pretty sure his family name was "DAYAN," but it was Anglicized in the US.
Any suggestions? Thanks for your help!


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Have you heard of Polanyu? #general

sjgwed@...
 

Thanks to members' input and replies, I have reluctantly concluded that
"Polanyu" refers, simply, to Poland, and nothing more specific. In addition,
the family's "original" last name, "Dayan," is also very broad. In a letter
to one of his cousins, he did recall being a small boy waiting with his
father *outside the gates of a cemetery* in NYC, during a family funeral
because they could not enter. This makes sense, if they were "dayans."

As some of you may know, marital discord and divorces often lead to real
breakdowns in family ties and history that can spin out for generations.

Susan Gordon

<Susan Gordon> Sjgwed@aol.com wrote:

When I visited my long-estranged father shortly before his death, I asked
him where his immigrant father had come from. He said, "Polanyu" - which
sounded like "Po - lan - nyu." But I have been unable to locate this name as
a town, village or anything else in Galicia, Poland or elsewhere. Also,
I'm pretty sure his family name was "DAYAN," but it was Anglicized in the US.
Any suggestions? Thanks for your help!


Translation of Memorial Book of Kosow Poleski Available #general

Bob Fitterman
 

I'm pleased to announce that an English-language translation of the Memorial
Book of Kosow Poleski is now available. (Like almost every shtetl, it had
various names over time and in different languages. Most of them are variants
of the "Kosov." It is presently Kosava, Belarus.) The book was published at
the end of 1945, making it one of the earliest yizkor books released after
the end of the war. Of the few Jews selected by the Nazis to be spared in the
massacre of July 1942, only one survived to the end of the war. He gave his
oral history to a former resident who had made aliya prior to the start of
the war and that history is the core text of the book. The book also includes
a foreword, a necrology, a list of townspeople who left prior to the arrival
of the Nazis and another list of former residents living in Israel at the
time of the book's publication. That last list includes name changes of
former residents and for several women on that list, the name of their
husband. I have also located a 1932 map of the village and included that in
the book, along with a geographic index.

The greatest portion of the translation project was to carefully match
surnames with records >from other sources including records at Yad Vashem and
a Polish business directory >from the 1930s. All the names have been
transcribed using Polish spellings in hopes that it might aid genealogical
researchers in locating other documents. The Polish spellings have the added
benefit of being phonetically unambiguous.

The book is short, but contains dozens of photographs. The translation is
released under a Creative Commons license and is freely available as a PDF,
e-book and Word document. In addition, hardcover and mpaperback versions can
be purchased at cost through an on-demand publisher. The hardcover version
sells for under $16, the paperback for under $5. (Shipping and taxes are not
included in those prices.) The text of the book will also be available on
Jewishgen.com.

Thanks to the principal author's family, I was also able to make arrangements
for an electronic copy of the original document to become part of the New York
Public Library's collection of online yizkor books
https://www.nypl.org/collections/nypl-recommendations/guides/yizkorbooks - books
If you are in possession of a copy of this relatively rare book and would
consider donating your copy to the NYPL's collection, I know that the library
would be most appreciative. Their collection includes over 2,000 different
yizkor books but unfortunately not this one.

Coordinating this project was both rewarding and educational. While this was a
personal undertaking, I encourage anyone who has time available to consider
volunteering with the Jewishgen Yizkor Book project. If you can provide
financial support to their efforts, please consider making a donation.
Production of this translation would not have been possible without their
assistance. I am truly indebted to Lance Ackerfeld for his help and guidance.
Lance will be arranging to add the translation to Jewishgen's online collection.

The following links provide the location of the materials:

PDF, ePub (Nook, Kobo, iBook), AZ3 (Kindle) and Microsoft Word versions:
https://goo.gl/74cZkA
[MOD. NOTE: original URL - https://drive.google.com/drive/u/0/folders/0B1qSulQ7DqsMSldnZzdXYlRvLUU ]

Hardcover edition https://goo.gl/zesDAr
[MOD. NOTE: original URL - http://www.lulu.com/shop/zalman-morocznik-zur/memorial-book-of-kos%C3%B3w-poleski/hardcover/product-23043777.html ]

Paperback edition https://goo.gl/qL5ynl
[MOD. NOTE: original URL - http://www.lulu.com/shop/zalman-morocznik-zur/memorial-book-of-kos%C3%B3w-poleski-paperback/paperback/product-23043754.html

If you have any questions about the book or the translation process, feel free
to contact me directly at bobf@jhu.edu

Bob Fitterman


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Translation of Memorial Book of Kosow Poleski Available #general

Bob Fitterman
 

I'm pleased to announce that an English-language translation of the Memorial
Book of Kosow Poleski is now available. (Like almost every shtetl, it had
various names over time and in different languages. Most of them are variants
of the "Kosov." It is presently Kosava, Belarus.) The book was published at
the end of 1945, making it one of the earliest yizkor books released after
the end of the war. Of the few Jews selected by the Nazis to be spared in the
massacre of July 1942, only one survived to the end of the war. He gave his
oral history to a former resident who had made aliya prior to the start of
the war and that history is the core text of the book. The book also includes
a foreword, a necrology, a list of townspeople who left prior to the arrival
of the Nazis and another list of former residents living in Israel at the
time of the book's publication. That last list includes name changes of
former residents and for several women on that list, the name of their
husband. I have also located a 1932 map of the village and included that in
the book, along with a geographic index.

The greatest portion of the translation project was to carefully match
surnames with records >from other sources including records at Yad Vashem and
a Polish business directory >from the 1930s. All the names have been
transcribed using Polish spellings in hopes that it might aid genealogical
researchers in locating other documents. The Polish spellings have the added
benefit of being phonetically unambiguous.

The book is short, but contains dozens of photographs. The translation is
released under a Creative Commons license and is freely available as a PDF,
e-book and Word document. In addition, hardcover and mpaperback versions can
be purchased at cost through an on-demand publisher. The hardcover version
sells for under $16, the paperback for under $5. (Shipping and taxes are not
included in those prices.) The text of the book will also be available on
Jewishgen.com.

Thanks to the principal author's family, I was also able to make arrangements
for an electronic copy of the original document to become part of the New York
Public Library's collection of online yizkor books
https://www.nypl.org/collections/nypl-recommendations/guides/yizkorbooks - books
If you are in possession of a copy of this relatively rare book and would
consider donating your copy to the NYPL's collection, I know that the library
would be most appreciative. Their collection includes over 2,000 different
yizkor books but unfortunately not this one.

Coordinating this project was both rewarding and educational. While this was a
personal undertaking, I encourage anyone who has time available to consider
volunteering with the Jewishgen Yizkor Book project. If you can provide
financial support to their efforts, please consider making a donation.
Production of this translation would not have been possible without their
assistance. I am truly indebted to Lance Ackerfeld for his help and guidance.
Lance will be arranging to add the translation to Jewishgen's online collection.

The following links provide the location of the materials:

PDF, ePub (Nook, Kobo, iBook), AZ3 (Kindle) and Microsoft Word versions:
https://goo.gl/74cZkA
[MOD. NOTE: original URL - https://drive.google.com/drive/u/0/folders/0B1qSulQ7DqsMSldnZzdXYlRvLUU ]

Hardcover edition https://goo.gl/zesDAr
[MOD. NOTE: original URL - http://www.lulu.com/shop/zalman-morocznik-zur/memorial-book-of-kos%C3%B3w-poleski/hardcover/product-23043777.html ]

Paperback edition https://goo.gl/qL5ynl
[MOD. NOTE: original URL - http://www.lulu.com/shop/zalman-morocznik-zur/memorial-book-of-kos%C3%B3w-poleski-paperback/paperback/product-23043754.html

If you have any questions about the book or the translation process, feel free
to contact me directly at bobf@jhu.edu

Bob Fitterman


Re: Abraham and Benjamin SINGER, authors of "Ha-Madrik" #general

Avrohom Krauss
 

<I am looking for information about Abraham and Benjamin SINGER,
brothers who were joint authors of "Ha-Madrik," a pedagogic anthology
of the Talmud, written around the middle of the 19th century.
Specifically, I would like to know the name of their father or even
just their town of origin.>

Their father was (Rabbi) Pesach
Rabbi Avraham was Rabbi of "Palata" and vicinity.
I do not know where this place is. Searching the JewishGen database, produced
some hits that may refer to this town (One town, Beled, Hungary would seem to
fit, but with a Jewish population of 188 in 1880, it would seem doubtful.
Usually, when a Rabbi is chief rabbi of a town and surrounding area, the town
mentioned is usually a more prominent one). Check out the others. BTW, the
book was published in Pressburg (now Bratislava, Slovakia) in 1902.

Avrohom Krauss
Tell-Stone, Israel


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Abraham and Benjamin SINGER, authors of "Ha-Madrik" #general

Avrohom Krauss
 

<I am looking for information about Abraham and Benjamin SINGER,
brothers who were joint authors of "Ha-Madrik," a pedagogic anthology
of the Talmud, written around the middle of the 19th century.
Specifically, I would like to know the name of their father or even
just their town of origin.>

Their father was (Rabbi) Pesach
Rabbi Avraham was Rabbi of "Palata" and vicinity.
I do not know where this place is. Searching the JewishGen database, produced
some hits that may refer to this town (One town, Beled, Hungary would seem to
fit, but with a Jewish population of 188 in 1880, it would seem doubtful.
Usually, when a Rabbi is chief rabbi of a town and surrounding area, the town
mentioned is usually a more prominent one). Check out the others. BTW, the
book was published in Pressburg (now Bratislava, Slovakia) in 1902.

Avrohom Krauss
Tell-Stone, Israel


Re: Abraham and Benjamin SINGER, authors of "Ha-Madrik" #general

Simon Srebrny
 

Judith Singer asked about the father of Abraham and Benjamin Singer.

He was Rabbi Pesach aka Fulop Singer (umlaut over the u in Fulop), b. in 1816
in Uhersky Brod (now in the Czech Republic), d. 1898, buried in Spisske
Podhradie (now in Slovakia).

He was rabbi of rabbi of Varpalota (1847-187?) then Kirchdorf aka Szepesujfalu
aka Zips.

His wife was Chaye Feigele Halevy Loewy. Her grandfather was Benjamin Wolf Loew.
So Abraham and Benjamin were the latter's great-grandsons.

Regards,

Simon Srebrny
(a Londoner in Berlin)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Abraham and Benjamin SINGER, authors of "Ha-Madrik" #general

Simon Srebrny
 

Judith Singer asked about the father of Abraham and Benjamin Singer.

He was Rabbi Pesach aka Fulop Singer (umlaut over the u in Fulop), b. in 1816
in Uhersky Brod (now in the Czech Republic), d. 1898, buried in Spisske
Podhradie (now in Slovakia).

He was rabbi of rabbi of Varpalota (1847-187?) then Kirchdorf aka Szepesujfalu
aka Zips.

His wife was Chaye Feigele Halevy Loewy. Her grandfather was Benjamin Wolf Loew.
So Abraham and Benjamin were the latter's great-grandsons.

Regards,

Simon Srebrny
(a Londoner in Berlin)


Pilviskiai 1895 Fire Records #general

Lindsay Sweetnam
 

Hello,

I am seeking any records of the fire in Pilviskiai (Pilvishok) in 1895.

On the kehilalinks page for Pilviskiai
(http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/pilviskiai/pilviskiai1.html) the
last line of the "Jewish Settlement Till After WWII" section states
"Many names of Pilvishok Jews appear in a list of donors for Jewish
victims of fires in 1895."

My Great Grandfather, Charles Abe FINKELSTEIN (Yiddish name still
unknown) came >from Pilviskiai according to his naturalization
paperwork. He left in 1900 and would have still been there at the time
of this fire. He is said to come >from a large family of 10-12
siblings, though he came to America alone. I know nothing about his
family. I am wondering if this information might point me to him/them.

Thank you for your time.

Sincerely,

Lindsay Sweetnam
Walnut Creek, CA

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JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Pilviskiai 1895 Fire Records #general

Lindsay Sweetnam
 

Hello,

I am seeking any records of the fire in Pilviskiai (Pilvishok) in 1895.

On the kehilalinks page for Pilviskiai
(http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/pilviskiai/pilviskiai1.html) the
last line of the "Jewish Settlement Till After WWII" section states
"Many names of Pilvishok Jews appear in a list of donors for Jewish
victims of fires in 1895."

My Great Grandfather, Charles Abe FINKELSTEIN (Yiddish name still
unknown) came >from Pilviskiai according to his naturalization
paperwork. He left in 1900 and would have still been there at the time
of this fire. He is said to come >from a large family of 10-12
siblings, though he came to America alone. I know nothing about his
family. I am wondering if this information might point me to him/them.

Thank you for your time.

Sincerely,

Lindsay Sweetnam
Walnut Creek, CA

MODERATOR NOTE: Please, only surnames should be typed in upper case letters.

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