Date   

Announcing 2018 Summer Hours at the Polish State Archives #austria-czech

IAJGS 2018 Listserv Communications <iajgs2018@...>
 

The IAJGS 2018 Warsaw Conference Committee is pleased to announce that
we now have an official answer regarding the summer hours at the
Polish State Archives (PSA). The General Director of the PSA system
has advised JRI-Poland that unlike past years, all branches will
remain open throughout the summer months. It is possible that at any
given time, a particular branch will have reduced staff due to planned
vacations, but they will remain open for walk-in visitors.

In addition to the PSA, there are civil records offices (Urzad Stanu
Cywilnego) in thousands of town halls around Poland. These offices are
independent of the Polish State Archives and therefore access to their
records - almost always those less than 100 years old for births -
varies >from town to town.

The level of service - at either Polish State Archives branches or
Civil Records Offices - depends upon many factors. Same day service
should not be expected as the norm when placing a request for
documents even outside of summer months.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Because the leading experts and archivists >from the
Polish and other Eastern European archives have been invited to
participate in our conference, the 2018 IAJGS Warsaw Conference
committee recommends visits to archives and towns before and after
the conference but not during it. The conference lectures will be at
least as valuable to your personal research as spontaneously showing
up in person at an archive or town hall office and may save you time
and energy.

Taube Tours is preparing a schedule of guided trips which may also
provide access to archives around Poland. Stay tuned.

Dan Oren
IAJGS 2018 Communications Director


seeking information Tyhs bei Eger/Tysz #austria-czech

Bayla Pasikov
 

Hello,

I am having difficulty finding information about the town "Tyhs bei Eger" or "Tysz". Both spellings
are on documents that I've located.

Any help appreciated.

Thank you in advance.

Beth Kimmel


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Announcing 2018 Summer Hours at the Polish State Archives #austria-czech

IAJGS 2018 Listserv Communications <iajgs2018@...>
 

The IAJGS 2018 Warsaw Conference Committee is pleased to announce that
we now have an official answer regarding the summer hours at the
Polish State Archives (PSA). The General Director of the PSA system
has advised JRI-Poland that unlike past years, all branches will
remain open throughout the summer months. It is possible that at any
given time, a particular branch will have reduced staff due to planned
vacations, but they will remain open for walk-in visitors.

In addition to the PSA, there are civil records offices (Urzad Stanu
Cywilnego) in thousands of town halls around Poland. These offices are
independent of the Polish State Archives and therefore access to their
records - almost always those less than 100 years old for births -
varies >from town to town.

The level of service - at either Polish State Archives branches or
Civil Records Offices - depends upon many factors. Same day service
should not be expected as the norm when placing a request for
documents even outside of summer months.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Because the leading experts and archivists >from the
Polish and other Eastern European archives have been invited to
participate in our conference, the 2018 IAJGS Warsaw Conference
committee recommends visits to archives and towns before and after
the conference but not during it. The conference lectures will be at
least as valuable to your personal research as spontaneously showing
up in person at an archive or town hall office and may save you time
and energy.

Taube Tours is preparing a schedule of guided trips which may also
provide access to archives around Poland. Stay tuned.

Dan Oren
IAJGS 2018 Communications Director


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech seeking information Tyhs bei Eger/Tysz #austria-czech

Bayla Pasikov
 

Hello,

I am having difficulty finding information about the town "Tyhs bei Eger" or "Tysz". Both spellings
are on documents that I've located.

Any help appreciated.

Thank you in advance.

Beth Kimmel


JewishGen Education Offers "Writing Short Reports" November 3-27 #austria-czech

Nancy Holden
 

New Class >from JewishGen Education

JewishGen once again offers its popular publishing class November
3 - 27. This personal mentoring class will focus on writing short
reports.

There comes a time when you want to write up your research. After you
have worked hard to collect your family data why let it sit in a drawer?

Publishing a book requires an attention to detail, editing, footnotes,
bibliography which often discourages us >from publishing at all.
Sometimes we just want to write it out and share it in a short summary.

Want to share with a relative; or compare with another researcher you
find on JGFF or Ancestry or Geni or Facebook? Need to gather and
organize your data to hire a researcher? Want to self-publish a small
coffee table scrapbook or photobook just for fun?

In this class we will help you organize your data, notes and media
files to create 3 short-standardized reports.

This structured class uses a series of lessons and a forum setting
where you will post your work and interact with the instructor who
will make suggestions as you write your rough draft, edit and finalize
each report.

Requirements: You should have enough data collected or knowledge of
your chosen surname to be able to write their family history. You will
choose one family to work on as you build a template that you can use
for other families and persons of interest.

JewishGen classes are taught in a private forum setting that is
password protected. It is open 24/7. The 3 week class starts November
3 – 27. Tuition is $150.

Details on the Education Page: check Requirements & Course Details
www.JewishGen.org/education

If you have further questions, please email
Nancy Holden, Instruction Manager
JewishGen-Education@...


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech JewishGen Education Offers "Writing Short Reports" November 3-27 #austria-czech

Nancy Holden
 

New Class >from JewishGen Education

JewishGen once again offers its popular publishing class November
3 - 27. This personal mentoring class will focus on writing short
reports.

There comes a time when you want to write up your research. After you
have worked hard to collect your family data why let it sit in a drawer?

Publishing a book requires an attention to detail, editing, footnotes,
bibliography which often discourages us >from publishing at all.
Sometimes we just want to write it out and share it in a short summary.

Want to share with a relative; or compare with another researcher you
find on JGFF or Ancestry or Geni or Facebook? Need to gather and
organize your data to hire a researcher? Want to self-publish a small
coffee table scrapbook or photobook just for fun?

In this class we will help you organize your data, notes and media
files to create 3 short-standardized reports.

This structured class uses a series of lessons and a forum setting
where you will post your work and interact with the instructor who
will make suggestions as you write your rough draft, edit and finalize
each report.

Requirements: You should have enough data collected or knowledge of
your chosen surname to be able to write their family history. You will
choose one family to work on as you build a template that you can use
for other families and persons of interest.

JewishGen classes are taught in a private forum setting that is
password protected. It is open 24/7. The 3 week class starts November
3 – 27. Tuition is $150.

Details on the Education Page: check Requirements & Course Details
www.JewishGen.org/education

If you have further questions, please email
Nancy Holden, Instruction Manager
JewishGen-Education@...


IGRA’s Immigration Databases for Aliyah Day #poland

Elena Bazes
 

Since 2011 the Israel Genealogy Research Association (IGRA) has been
building databases of which 15% deal with immigration to Eretz Israel.
This includes 152,169 listings.

IGRA has been working together with many archives and organizations to
enable genealogists to have access to these records via the IGRA
website.

In honor of Aliyah Day, October 27, 2017, IGRA is proud to present
The Immigration Collection:

Immigration before World War I

1) List of Immigrants 1882 Zichron Yaakov

Immigration after World War I (1919)

1) The Ruslan - One of the first ships to bring immigrants >from
Russia to Eretz Israel after WWI.

2) Zionist convicts >from the Soviet Union, 1924-1934 (>from the book
Exiled to Palestine)

3) Farmers >from Galicia requesting Aliyah 1935

4) Marriage Certificates-British Mandate period (includes reference to
the country of origin)

5) Government publication of name changes British Mandate period
(includes reference to the country of origin)

6) Various immigrant lists

Immigration during World War II

1) Various immigrant lists and/or requesting immigration 1942

2) Book of Army Volunteers, members of the Histadrut in British Army
WWII (includes reference to the country of origin and year of
immigration)

Immigration after World War II

1) Swiss Aliyah requests 1948

2) Aliyah requests >from Hungary 1947 1,210 youths

3) Aliyah candidates >from Hungary 1947 - Approximately 34,000 adults

4) Various lists dealing with immigration and request for immigration

Illegal Immigration

1) Deportation of children on the S.S. Tiger Hill by the British 1939

2) Deportation of the S.S. Marsis by the British 2 July 1939

3) Illegal immigrants deported to Mauritius with Free State Danzig
Passports

4) Refugees in Mauritius who considered themselves citizens of the
Free City of Danzig

5) Refugees in Mauritius who considered themselves Polish Nationals

6) Various illegal immigrant lists, including those at the Atlit
Detention Camp

7) Deportation of illegal immigrants on S. S. Partria by the British 1941

Immigration after the Founding of the State of Israel

1) Operation on Eagles Wings (Operation Magic Carpet) 50,000 Yemenite Jews

June 1949 - September 1950

2) Lists of South African Jewish immigrants 1976-1977

Before viewing the databases, please register for free on the IGRA website:

http://genealogy.org.il/

To view the databases, go to http://genealogy.org.il/AID/index.php

To view a slideshow, go to

https://www.slideshare.net/igra3/immigration-day-2017-81186155


Elena Biegel Bazes
IGRA Publicity Chairperson


JRI Poland #Poland IGRA’s Immigration Databases for Aliyah Day #poland

Elena Bazes
 

Since 2011 the Israel Genealogy Research Association (IGRA) has been
building databases of which 15% deal with immigration to Eretz Israel.
This includes 152,169 listings.

IGRA has been working together with many archives and organizations to
enable genealogists to have access to these records via the IGRA
website.

In honor of Aliyah Day, October 27, 2017, IGRA is proud to present
The Immigration Collection:

Immigration before World War I

1) List of Immigrants 1882 Zichron Yaakov

Immigration after World War I (1919)

1) The Ruslan - One of the first ships to bring immigrants >from
Russia to Eretz Israel after WWI.

2) Zionist convicts >from the Soviet Union, 1924-1934 (>from the book
Exiled to Palestine)

3) Farmers >from Galicia requesting Aliyah 1935

4) Marriage Certificates-British Mandate period (includes reference to
the country of origin)

5) Government publication of name changes British Mandate period
(includes reference to the country of origin)

6) Various immigrant lists

Immigration during World War II

1) Various immigrant lists and/or requesting immigration 1942

2) Book of Army Volunteers, members of the Histadrut in British Army
WWII (includes reference to the country of origin and year of
immigration)

Immigration after World War II

1) Swiss Aliyah requests 1948

2) Aliyah requests >from Hungary 1947 1,210 youths

3) Aliyah candidates >from Hungary 1947 - Approximately 34,000 adults

4) Various lists dealing with immigration and request for immigration

Illegal Immigration

1) Deportation of children on the S.S. Tiger Hill by the British 1939

2) Deportation of the S.S. Marsis by the British 2 July 1939

3) Illegal immigrants deported to Mauritius with Free State Danzig
Passports

4) Refugees in Mauritius who considered themselves citizens of the
Free City of Danzig

5) Refugees in Mauritius who considered themselves Polish Nationals

6) Various illegal immigrant lists, including those at the Atlit
Detention Camp

7) Deportation of illegal immigrants on S. S. Partria by the British 1941

Immigration after the Founding of the State of Israel

1) Operation on Eagles Wings (Operation Magic Carpet) 50,000 Yemenite Jews

June 1949 - September 1950

2) Lists of South African Jewish immigrants 1976-1977

Before viewing the databases, please register for free on the IGRA website:

http://genealogy.org.il/

To view the databases, go to http://genealogy.org.il/AID/index.php

To view a slideshow, go to

https://www.slideshare.net/igra3/immigration-day-2017-81186155


Elena Biegel Bazes
IGRA Publicity Chairperson


Translation requested: Polish/Hebrew to English #poland

Celia Haupt
 

Hello all

I've posted 5 pages >from my grandmother's autograph book for which I
would appreciate a transcription and translation, if possible. They
are on ViewMate at the following addresses:

Hebrew to English:
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM60863
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM60862
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM60619

Polish to English:
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM60389
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM61010

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

Regards
Celia (Haupt)

Researching ARENBERG (Israel), FRANK (Kedainiai, Seredzius,
Surviliskis, Lithuania; South Africa), GORDON (Lithuania), GUTENSKY
(Motol, Poland), KRUGER (Krakanova), LEVANISKY (Lithuania), SHAPIRO
(Kovna, Lithuania; Israel), SIMANOVSKI (Motol, Poland), STRELITZ
(Vilkomir, Kedainiai, Kovno, Lithuania), TRAUB (Lithuania), WARSHAVSKI
(Poland?), YERUZALIMSKI (Brezna?, Lithuania), YUDIS (Lithuania)


JRI Poland #Poland Translation requested: Polish/Hebrew to English #poland

Celia Haupt
 

Hello all

I've posted 5 pages >from my grandmother's autograph book for which I
would appreciate a transcription and translation, if possible. They
are on ViewMate at the following addresses:

Hebrew to English:
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM60863
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM60862
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM60619

Polish to English:
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM60389
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM61010

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

Regards
Celia (Haupt)

Researching ARENBERG (Israel), FRANK (Kedainiai, Seredzius,
Surviliskis, Lithuania; South Africa), GORDON (Lithuania), GUTENSKY
(Motol, Poland), KRUGER (Krakanova), LEVANISKY (Lithuania), SHAPIRO
(Kovna, Lithuania; Israel), SIMANOVSKI (Motol, Poland), STRELITZ
(Vilkomir, Kedainiai, Kovno, Lithuania), TRAUB (Lithuania), WARSHAVSKI
(Poland?), YERUZALIMSKI (Brezna?, Lithuania), YUDIS (Lithuania)


RAWA RUSKA Yizkor (memorial) Book translation COMPLETED!! #poland

roe kard
 

JACK BERGER has now completed the translation of the RAWA RUSKA Yizkor
Book (Memorial Book); it is his fifteenth Yizkor Book translation. For
personal reasons, he chooses to do his translations on a voluntary basis
and outside of the aegis of JewishGen. Hence, the book will NOT be
available online at JewishGen's website or any other website and only
a few will be available to the general public in the libraries to which
people donate copies.

HE EXPECTS TO HAVE THE 100 BOOK MINIMUM ORDER NEEDED FOR THE BOOK TO GO
TO PRINT BY NOVEMBER 1, 2017.

It will then take about 8 weeks for the books to be printed and shipped
to him and then about 2 weeks for him to mail them all out. He will be
printing only as many copies as have been ordered.

The way Jack Berger works is as follows: (1) he translates the books on
a volunteer basis; (2) he only prints a limited run based on the number
of people who pre-order them, thus covering the cost of printing; (3) he
invites people to help spread the work by being Supporters i.e.
buying two books where one is gifted to an individual or donated to a
university ($130) or by being an individual purchaser i.e. just buying
the number of copies one wants for oneself ($72). They are hard-covered
and respectfully appealing.

The price of the book was determined for a run of 100 copies; if there
is a sudden upsurge of interest so that the initial run is much larger,
the price will go down. Supporters also will have their names
inscribed on a separate page near the beginning of the book and he will
provide identifying book plates for any books that you want to donate or
gift.

That's all I know. This assistance I am giving him is also on a
volunteer basis. If you are interested in purchasing copies please
contact Jack Berger at: jsberger@... and, of course, i am always
happy to answer any questions i can. roekard@...

Best regards,
Karen G.Rosenfeld Roekard
of the Rawa Ruska ROSENFELD's and the Belz ROKARTs


JRI Poland #Poland RAWA RUSKA Yizkor (memorial) Book translation COMPLETED!! #poland

roe kard
 

JACK BERGER has now completed the translation of the RAWA RUSKA Yizkor
Book (Memorial Book); it is his fifteenth Yizkor Book translation. For
personal reasons, he chooses to do his translations on a voluntary basis
and outside of the aegis of JewishGen. Hence, the book will NOT be
available online at JewishGen's website or any other website and only
a few will be available to the general public in the libraries to which
people donate copies.

HE EXPECTS TO HAVE THE 100 BOOK MINIMUM ORDER NEEDED FOR THE BOOK TO GO
TO PRINT BY NOVEMBER 1, 2017.

It will then take about 8 weeks for the books to be printed and shipped
to him and then about 2 weeks for him to mail them all out. He will be
printing only as many copies as have been ordered.

The way Jack Berger works is as follows: (1) he translates the books on
a volunteer basis; (2) he only prints a limited run based on the number
of people who pre-order them, thus covering the cost of printing; (3) he
invites people to help spread the work by being Supporters i.e.
buying two books where one is gifted to an individual or donated to a
university ($130) or by being an individual purchaser i.e. just buying
the number of copies one wants for oneself ($72). They are hard-covered
and respectfully appealing.

The price of the book was determined for a run of 100 copies; if there
is a sudden upsurge of interest so that the initial run is much larger,
the price will go down. Supporters also will have their names
inscribed on a separate page near the beginning of the book and he will
provide identifying book plates for any books that you want to donate or
gift.

That's all I know. This assistance I am giving him is also on a
volunteer basis. If you are interested in purchasing copies please
contact Jack Berger at: jsberger@... and, of course, i am always
happy to answer any questions i can. roekard@...

Best regards,
Karen G.Rosenfeld Roekard
of the Rawa Ruska ROSENFELD's and the Belz ROKARTs


Immigration_Databases_for_Aliyah_Day? #hungary

Elena Bazes
 

Since 2011 the Israel Genealogy Research Association (IGRA) has been
building databases of which 15% deal with immigration to Eretz Israel.
This includes 152,169 listings.

IGRA has been working together with many archives and organizations to
enable genealogists to have access to these records via the IGRA
website.

In honor of Aliyah Day, October 27, 2017, IGRA is proud to present
=E2=80=9CThe Immigration Collection=E2=80=9D:

Immigration before World War I

1) List of Immigrants 1882 Zichron Ya=E2=80=99akov

Immigration after World War I (1919)

1) The Ruslan =E2=80=93 One of the first ships to bring immigrants >from Rus=
sia
to Eretz Israel after WWI.

2) Zionist convicts >from the Soviet Union, 1924-1934 (>from the book
=E2=80=9CExiled to Palestine=E2=80=9D)

3) Farmers >from Galicia requesting Aliyah 1935

4) Marriage Certificates-British Mandate period (includes reference to
the country of origin)

5) Government publication of name changes =E2=80=93 British Mandate period
(includes reference to the country of origin)

6) Various immigrant lists

Immigration during World War II

1) Various immigrant lists and/or requesting immigration 1942

2) Book of Army Volunteers, members of the Histadrut in British Army
WWII (includes reference to the country of origin and year of
immigration)

Immigration after World War II

1) Swiss Aliyah requests 1948

2) Aliyah requests >from Hungary 1947 =E2=80=93 1,210 youths

3) Aliyah candidates >from Hungary 1947 =E2=80=93 Approximately 34,000 adult=
s

4) Various lists dealing with immigration and request for immigration

Illegal Immigration

1) Deportation of children on the S.S. Tiger Hill by the British 1939

2) Deportation of the S.S. Marsis by the British 2 July 1939

3) Illegal immigrants deported to Mauritius with Free State Danzig Passport=
s

4) Refugees in Mauritius who considered themselves citizens of the
Free City of Danzig

5) Refugees in Mauritius who considered themselves Polish Nationals

6) Various illegal immigrant lists, including those at the Atlit
Detention Camp

7) Deportation of illegal immigrants on S. S. Partria by the British 1941

Immigration after the Founding of the State of Israel

1) Operation on Eagles Wings (Operation Magic Carpet) 50,000 Yemenite Jews

June 1949 - September 1950

2) Lists of South African Jewish immigrants 1976-1977

Before viewing the databases, please register for free on the IGRA website:

http://genealogy.org.il/

To view the databases, go to http://genealogy.org.il/AID/index.php

To view a slideshow, go to

https://www.slideshare.net/igra3/immigration-day-2017-81186155


Elena Biegel Bazes
IGRA Publicity Chairperson

Moderator: Although this message does not specifically relate to Hungarian Jewish
family research, we are passing it on because of potential interest among H-SIGrs.
Please direct questions to Elena off-list.


Hungary SIG #Hungary Immigration_Databases_for_Aliyah_Day? #hungary

Elena Bazes
 

Since 2011 the Israel Genealogy Research Association (IGRA) has been
building databases of which 15% deal with immigration to Eretz Israel.
This includes 152,169 listings.

IGRA has been working together with many archives and organizations to
enable genealogists to have access to these records via the IGRA
website.

In honor of Aliyah Day, October 27, 2017, IGRA is proud to present
=E2=80=9CThe Immigration Collection=E2=80=9D:

Immigration before World War I

1) List of Immigrants 1882 Zichron Ya=E2=80=99akov

Immigration after World War I (1919)

1) The Ruslan =E2=80=93 One of the first ships to bring immigrants >from Rus=
sia
to Eretz Israel after WWI.

2) Zionist convicts >from the Soviet Union, 1924-1934 (>from the book
=E2=80=9CExiled to Palestine=E2=80=9D)

3) Farmers >from Galicia requesting Aliyah 1935

4) Marriage Certificates-British Mandate period (includes reference to
the country of origin)

5) Government publication of name changes =E2=80=93 British Mandate period
(includes reference to the country of origin)

6) Various immigrant lists

Immigration during World War II

1) Various immigrant lists and/or requesting immigration 1942

2) Book of Army Volunteers, members of the Histadrut in British Army
WWII (includes reference to the country of origin and year of
immigration)

Immigration after World War II

1) Swiss Aliyah requests 1948

2) Aliyah requests >from Hungary 1947 =E2=80=93 1,210 youths

3) Aliyah candidates >from Hungary 1947 =E2=80=93 Approximately 34,000 adult=
s

4) Various lists dealing with immigration and request for immigration

Illegal Immigration

1) Deportation of children on the S.S. Tiger Hill by the British 1939

2) Deportation of the S.S. Marsis by the British 2 July 1939

3) Illegal immigrants deported to Mauritius with Free State Danzig Passport=
s

4) Refugees in Mauritius who considered themselves citizens of the
Free City of Danzig

5) Refugees in Mauritius who considered themselves Polish Nationals

6) Various illegal immigrant lists, including those at the Atlit
Detention Camp

7) Deportation of illegal immigrants on S. S. Partria by the British 1941

Immigration after the Founding of the State of Israel

1) Operation on Eagles Wings (Operation Magic Carpet) 50,000 Yemenite Jews

June 1949 - September 1950

2) Lists of South African Jewish immigrants 1976-1977

Before viewing the databases, please register for free on the IGRA website:

http://genealogy.org.il/

To view the databases, go to http://genealogy.org.il/AID/index.php

To view a slideshow, go to

https://www.slideshare.net/igra3/immigration-day-2017-81186155


Elena Biegel Bazes
IGRA Publicity Chairperson

Moderator: Although this message does not specifically relate to Hungarian Jewish
family research, we are passing it on because of potential interest among H-SIGrs.
Please direct questions to Elena off-list.


The synagogue in Gronau, (Westphalia) #germany

W. Fritzsche <w.fritzsche@...>
 

Dear GerSIG,

I'm working on a history of the synagogue building, built in 1907, in
Gronau-Epe, Westphalia.
A printed source (Diekmann: Zur Geschichte der juedischen Gemeinden in
Gronau und Epe) and the files said that the building was burned to the
ground on the Progromnacht. However, it seems that is not correct.

I'm seeking information - personal narratives, oral histories and photos
about the EPE-Synagogue (district of Gronau, Westphalia).
Thank you very much in advance for any help.

Wolfgang Fritzsche, Mainz/Wiesbaden, Germany w.fritzsche@...
Kultur-Buero AHB 65462 Ginsheim-Gustavsburg www.A-H-B.de


German SIG #Germany The synagogue in Gronau, (Westphalia) #germany

W. Fritzsche <w.fritzsche@...>
 

Dear GerSIG,

I'm working on a history of the synagogue building, built in 1907, in
Gronau-Epe, Westphalia.
A printed source (Diekmann: Zur Geschichte der juedischen Gemeinden in
Gronau und Epe) and the files said that the building was burned to the
ground on the Progromnacht. However, it seems that is not correct.

I'm seeking information - personal narratives, oral histories and photos
about the EPE-Synagogue (district of Gronau, Westphalia).
Thank you very much in advance for any help.

Wolfgang Fritzsche, Mainz/Wiesbaden, Germany w.fritzsche@...
Kultur-Buero AHB 65462 Ginsheim-Gustavsburg www.A-H-B.de


Announcing 2018 Summer Hours at the Polish State Archives #belarus

IAJGS 2018 Listserv Communications <iajgs2018@...>
 

The IAJGS 2018 Warsaw Conference Committee is pleased to announce that
we now have an official answer regarding the summer hours at the
Polish State Archives (PSA). The General Director of the PSA system
has advised JRI-Poland that unlike past years, all branches will
remain open throughout the summer months. It is possible that at any
given time, a particular branch will have reduced staff due to planned
vacations, but they will remain open for walk-in visitors.

In addition to the PSA, there are civil records offices (Urzad Stanu
Cywilnego) in thousands of town halls around Poland. These offices are
independent of the Polish State Archives and therefore access to their
records - almost always those less than 100 years old for births -
varies >from town to town.

The level of service - at either Polish State Archives branches or
Civil Records Offices - depends upon many factors. Same day service
should not be expected as the norm when placing a request for
documents even outside of summer months.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Because the leading experts and archivists >from the
Polish and other Eastern European archives have been invited to
participate in our conference, the 2018 IAJGS Warsaw Conference
committee recommends visits to archives and towns before and after
the conference but not during it. The conference lectures will be at
least as valuable to your personal research as spontaneously showing
up in person at an archive or town hall office and may save you time
and energy.

Taube Tours is preparing a schedule of guided trips which may also
provide access to archives around Poland. Stay tuned.

Dan Oren
IAJGS 2018 Communications Director


Re: Seeking Family of Samuel Abramowitz Born Circa 1898 (in NY or Russia?) #general

A. E. Jordan
 

Judi Langer-Surnamer Caplan wrote:
Could it be possible that someone who came here when he was a baby might have
thought he was born in NY like his younger siblings, and not across the ocean like
his older siblings?

Hi Judy:

I would say emphatically yes to the question if someone could have been mistaken on
where they were born or said they were born in the USA and not the old country.

Depends on circumstances but remember the perception was you were "better" if you
were born in the USA and not an immigrant even if you parents had stepped off the
boat 15 minutes before you were born.

My own grandfather always said he was born in the USA and told stories about how
his parents had one family in the old country and another here. Only when I
started the research did I confirm they were all born in the old country but the
youngest sons came as small children and were of course raised in the USA. My
grandmother is born here and she always said her husband was born here too. I
started to find some papers even before the passenger list that showed that was a
story but even when I talked to my aunt she said her father was born in the USA.
In fact he immigrated at about age 4.

With your situation I would discount those facts and guess based on the paper
trail.

Good luck.

Allan Jordan


Belarus SIG #Belarus Announcing 2018 Summer Hours at the Polish State Archives #belarus

IAJGS 2018 Listserv Communications <iajgs2018@...>
 

The IAJGS 2018 Warsaw Conference Committee is pleased to announce that
we now have an official answer regarding the summer hours at the
Polish State Archives (PSA). The General Director of the PSA system
has advised JRI-Poland that unlike past years, all branches will
remain open throughout the summer months. It is possible that at any
given time, a particular branch will have reduced staff due to planned
vacations, but they will remain open for walk-in visitors.

In addition to the PSA, there are civil records offices (Urzad Stanu
Cywilnego) in thousands of town halls around Poland. These offices are
independent of the Polish State Archives and therefore access to their
records - almost always those less than 100 years old for births -
varies >from town to town.

The level of service - at either Polish State Archives branches or
Civil Records Offices - depends upon many factors. Same day service
should not be expected as the norm when placing a request for
documents even outside of summer months.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Because the leading experts and archivists >from the
Polish and other Eastern European archives have been invited to
participate in our conference, the 2018 IAJGS Warsaw Conference
committee recommends visits to archives and towns before and after
the conference but not during it. The conference lectures will be at
least as valuable to your personal research as spontaneously showing
up in person at an archive or town hall office and may save you time
and energy.

Taube Tours is preparing a schedule of guided trips which may also
provide access to archives around Poland. Stay tuned.

Dan Oren
IAJGS 2018 Communications Director


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Seeking Family of Samuel Abramowitz Born Circa 1898 (in NY or Russia?) #general

A. E. Jordan
 

Judi Langer-Surnamer Caplan wrote:
Could it be possible that someone who came here when he was a baby might have
thought he was born in NY like his younger siblings, and not across the ocean like
his older siblings?

Hi Judy:

I would say emphatically yes to the question if someone could have been mistaken on
where they were born or said they were born in the USA and not the old country.

Depends on circumstances but remember the perception was you were "better" if you
were born in the USA and not an immigrant even if you parents had stepped off the
boat 15 minutes before you were born.

My own grandfather always said he was born in the USA and told stories about how
his parents had one family in the old country and another here. Only when I
started the research did I confirm they were all born in the old country but the
youngest sons came as small children and were of course raised in the USA. My
grandmother is born here and she always said her husband was born here too. I
started to find some papers even before the passenger list that showed that was a
story but even when I talked to my aunt she said her father was born in the USA.
In fact he immigrated at about age 4.

With your situation I would discount those facts and guess based on the paper
trail.

Good luck.

Allan Jordan

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