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1918 World War I casualty list #general

Rob Weisskirch <rweisskirch@...>
 

Jewishgenners,

I stumbled across an interesting resource:
http://digi.landesbibliothek.at/viewer/image/AC08513816_Verlustliste_Nr_0650/1/LOG_0003/
(MODERATOR:: http://tinyurl.com/ydhjhrtd )

It appears to be a 1918 casualty list. I believe there are many Jews
included >from a quick scan of the names on the page in which a
relative appears. I am not entirely certain of the abbreviations.

Someone proficient in German might be able to offer more insight.

Rob Weisskirch
rweisskirch@csumb.edu


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen 1918 World War I casualty list #general

Rob Weisskirch <rweisskirch@...>
 

Jewishgenners,

I stumbled across an interesting resource:
http://digi.landesbibliothek.at/viewer/image/AC08513816_Verlustliste_Nr_0650/1/LOG_0003/
(MODERATOR:: http://tinyurl.com/ydhjhrtd )

It appears to be a 1918 casualty list. I believe there are many Jews
included >from a quick scan of the names on the page in which a
relative appears. I am not entirely certain of the abbreviations.

Someone proficient in German might be able to offer more insight.

Rob Weisskirch
rweisskirch@csumb.edu


Dolyna prewar autograph book - new project? #general

Marla Raucher Osborn <marla.r.osborn@...>
 

Do you have family roots in Galician Dolyna in the Ivano-Frankivsk
Oblast of western Ukraine?

A prewar young woman's autograph book has come into my possession from
Ksenya Kiebuzinski of the University of Toronto. The book contains the
names of girls who attended the 7-grade St. Stanislaus Kostka girls'
school in Dolyna, and the dedications are directed to a young girl by
the name of Beila (variations: Beile, Bela, Balusja). Many if not most
of the girls' surnames are Jewish, and include Regina Neumanowna,
Chana Nussenbaumowna, Getruda Guttmann, Elzbieta Lowenborger, R.
Bergerowna, Maja Stachowiczowna, Chana Lustig, Scheindel Hoffmanowna,
G. Fleckmann, Michalina Szafranska, Jadwiga Haszecka, Ch. Spiegelowna,
Blina Reinhaczowna, Maja Wejmanowna, J. Rybak, Estera Gellenowna,
Edita Antonowiczowna, to name a few.

Languages are in Polish, German, and even English, with some
wonderfully artistic drawings. The book has been scanned (thanks to
Ksenya) and is in .pdf format, which I am willing to share to anyone
willing to index the information and collaborate with Gesher Galicia,
JRI Poland, or Jewishgen (for example) for posting online and making
available to others.

The original book is to be donated to Rabbi Moyshe Kolesnik of
Ivano-Frankivsk on our next visit.

Warm regards, and thanks,
Marla Raucher Osborn
marla.r.osborn@gmail.com
Project Lead, Rohatyn Jewish Heritage
Lviv, Ukraine


Researching surnames:
HORN, FRUCHTER, LIEBLING >from Rohatyn (Galicia, today Ukraine);
KURZROCK >from Kozova (Galicia, today Ukraine); TEICHMAN >from Chodorow
(Galicia, today Ukraine); SILBER, BAUMANN, and SCHARF >from Ulanow and
Sokolow Malopolska (Galicia, Poland); RAUCHER/RAUSCHER and KESTENBAUM

from Przemysl (Galicia, Poland)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Dolyna prewar autograph book - new project? #general

Marla Raucher Osborn <marla.r.osborn@...>
 

Do you have family roots in Galician Dolyna in the Ivano-Frankivsk
Oblast of western Ukraine?

A prewar young woman's autograph book has come into my possession from
Ksenya Kiebuzinski of the University of Toronto. The book contains the
names of girls who attended the 7-grade St. Stanislaus Kostka girls'
school in Dolyna, and the dedications are directed to a young girl by
the name of Beila (variations: Beile, Bela, Balusja). Many if not most
of the girls' surnames are Jewish, and include Regina Neumanowna,
Chana Nussenbaumowna, Getruda Guttmann, Elzbieta Lowenborger, R.
Bergerowna, Maja Stachowiczowna, Chana Lustig, Scheindel Hoffmanowna,
G. Fleckmann, Michalina Szafranska, Jadwiga Haszecka, Ch. Spiegelowna,
Blina Reinhaczowna, Maja Wejmanowna, J. Rybak, Estera Gellenowna,
Edita Antonowiczowna, to name a few.

Languages are in Polish, German, and even English, with some
wonderfully artistic drawings. The book has been scanned (thanks to
Ksenya) and is in .pdf format, which I am willing to share to anyone
willing to index the information and collaborate with Gesher Galicia,
JRI Poland, or Jewishgen (for example) for posting online and making
available to others.

The original book is to be donated to Rabbi Moyshe Kolesnik of
Ivano-Frankivsk on our next visit.

Warm regards, and thanks,
Marla Raucher Osborn
marla.r.osborn@gmail.com
Project Lead, Rohatyn Jewish Heritage
Lviv, Ukraine


Researching surnames:
HORN, FRUCHTER, LIEBLING >from Rohatyn (Galicia, today Ukraine);
KURZROCK >from Kozova (Galicia, today Ukraine); TEICHMAN >from Chodorow
(Galicia, today Ukraine); SILBER, BAUMANN, and SCHARF >from Ulanow and
Sokolow Malopolska (Galicia, Poland); RAUCHER/RAUSCHER and KESTENBAUM

from Przemysl (Galicia, Poland)


HURWITZ -ABRAMOWITZ connection Novarodok-19th cent. #general

Yonatan Ben-Ari
 

I am trying to confirm a supposed connection between the HURWITZ
family and ABRAMOWITZ of Novarodok.

Details of the above HURWITZ family:
One branch headed by R' Shimon HURWITZ , a Schochet by profession came
to Petach Tikva (Israel) probably around beginning of the 20th cent.
One daughter married POCHOVITZ . They lived in Chicago for a few
years. Both daughter and husband deceased decades ago.

Another branch emigrated to Hartford,Ct.(USA) during latter part of
19th cent. R' Issac Simcha HURWITZ was a Rabbi in Hartford till mid
1930s. He wrote book on the Ramba"m (Maimonides). Children
includeBERMAN and WACHSMAN families.

Supposed connection appears in my mother's (Adina KATZOFF-ABRAMOWITZ)
autobiography interviews with my grandfather's sisters (Chaya Dina
SCHECHTER-ABRAMOWITZ and Miriam KATZIN-ABRAMOWITZ of Raanana,Israe).

In addition to the above, my grandfather's great grandfather
(ABRAMOWITZ) was a brother of a Rabbi David who served as the Rabbi of
Novarodok during the first years of the 19th cent. (wrote "Galia
Mesechta"). This Rabbi married off his daughter (name?) to the son of
Mordechai HURWITZ of Minsk. I am not sure if Mordechai is connected
to my HURWITZ family of Novarodok.

Having joined recently the HOROWITZ association family group, I am
not sure if a similar message as above was accepted correctly.

TIA

Yoni Ben-Ari, Jerusalem


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen HURWITZ -ABRAMOWITZ connection Novarodok-19th cent. #general

Yonatan Ben-Ari
 

I am trying to confirm a supposed connection between the HURWITZ
family and ABRAMOWITZ of Novarodok.

Details of the above HURWITZ family:
One branch headed by R' Shimon HURWITZ , a Schochet by profession came
to Petach Tikva (Israel) probably around beginning of the 20th cent.
One daughter married POCHOVITZ . They lived in Chicago for a few
years. Both daughter and husband deceased decades ago.

Another branch emigrated to Hartford,Ct.(USA) during latter part of
19th cent. R' Issac Simcha HURWITZ was a Rabbi in Hartford till mid
1930s. He wrote book on the Ramba"m (Maimonides). Children
includeBERMAN and WACHSMAN families.

Supposed connection appears in my mother's (Adina KATZOFF-ABRAMOWITZ)
autobiography interviews with my grandfather's sisters (Chaya Dina
SCHECHTER-ABRAMOWITZ and Miriam KATZIN-ABRAMOWITZ of Raanana,Israe).

In addition to the above, my grandfather's great grandfather
(ABRAMOWITZ) was a brother of a Rabbi David who served as the Rabbi of
Novarodok during the first years of the 19th cent. (wrote "Galia
Mesechta"). This Rabbi married off his daughter (name?) to the son of
Mordechai HURWITZ of Minsk. I am not sure if Mordechai is connected
to my HURWITZ family of Novarodok.

Having joined recently the HOROWITZ association family group, I am
not sure if a similar message as above was accepted correctly.

TIA

Yoni Ben-Ari, Jerusalem


(US) Library of Congress Chronicling America Updated #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Chronicling America is the Library of Congress free service of historical
newspapers. For information on Chronicling America see:
https://www.loc.gov/rr/news/topics/topicsAlpha.html
For a listing of the almost 2,400 newspapers see:
http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/newspapers/
For an alphabetical listing of topics see:
https://www.loc.gov/rr/news/topics/topicsAlpha.html

Recently, Chronicling America expanded its coverage of 20th century
newspapers to 1943 and some are in process to 1963! By going to
http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/newspapers/ and by sorting by "Latest
Issue Available you will be able to see the most recent of the various newspapers.

Chronicling America also includes non-English newspapers published by and
for U. S. ethnic and immigrant communities. To see the list of ethnic
newspapers go to: http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/#tab=tab_newspapers. Included
in the 19 ethnicities there are three Jewish newspapers. The Jewish Herald
Houston, TX, The Jewish Monitor of Fort-Worth Texas and the Jewish South from
Richmond VA.

Forty-three states and territories contribute to Chronicling America.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen (US) Library of Congress Chronicling America Updated #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Chronicling America is the Library of Congress free service of historical
newspapers. For information on Chronicling America see:
https://www.loc.gov/rr/news/topics/topicsAlpha.html
For a listing of the almost 2,400 newspapers see:
http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/newspapers/
For an alphabetical listing of topics see:
https://www.loc.gov/rr/news/topics/topicsAlpha.html

Recently, Chronicling America expanded its coverage of 20th century
newspapers to 1943 and some are in process to 1963! By going to
http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/newspapers/ and by sorting by "Latest
Issue Available you will be able to see the most recent of the various newspapers.

Chronicling America also includes non-English newspapers published by and
for U. S. ethnic and immigrant communities. To see the list of ethnic
newspapers go to: http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/#tab=tab_newspapers. Included
in the 19 ethnicities there are three Jewish newspapers. The Jewish Herald
Houston, TX, The Jewish Monitor of Fort-Worth Texas and the Jewish South from
Richmond VA.

Forty-three states and territories contribute to Chronicling America.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


(Poland) Virtual Shtetl Report on Jewish Cemeteries in Poland #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Virtual Shtetl, the newsletter of the POLIN Museum-the Museum of the History
of Polish Jews, has published a brief report on summarizing the state of
Jewish cemeteries, and research and documentation on Jewish cemeteries in
Poland. The report may be accessed at:
https://sztetl.org.pl/pl/tradycja-i-kultura-zydowska/religia/cmentarze-zydowskie-w-polsce-stan-2017
(MODERATOR http://tinyurl.com/y9u2r73p If you open this in the Chrome browser it
will be translated >from Polish to English. There is a chart with the number of
Jewish Cemeteries in Poland with the division of voivodships within the current
borders. The National Institute of Heritage also provided the data for another
chart on the List of Jewish cemeteries listed in the Register of Historic Places
as of October 31, 2017/

Another, older, report you might find of interest is:
https://sztetl.org.pl/en/tradition-and-jewish-culture/religion/cemeteries.
This is in English it is also available in Polish and one may change the
language by clicking the EN in the black box on the upper right to PL for
Polish. According to the most recent research, there are some 1,172 known
Jewish cemeteries (or sites of destroyed cemeteries) in Poland, of which 247
are included on the national register of historic/cultural monuments. Some
towns did not permit Jews to legally live there, and therefore may not have
had a Jewish cemetery so it is important to know the other cemeteries in
proximity to towns you may be researching, as well as where in a specific
town where Jews were permitted to have cemeteries. Burial practices of women
vs. men, and married vs not married also determined where someone may be buried.

The report mentions by name "There are ohalim in 35 localities in Poland [as
of 2017, fully or partially preserved ohalim can be found in 77
localities-ed,". The report talks about destroyed cemeteries, and
cemeteries that still have headstones.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen (Poland) Virtual Shtetl Report on Jewish Cemeteries in Poland #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Virtual Shtetl, the newsletter of the POLIN Museum-the Museum of the History
of Polish Jews, has published a brief report on summarizing the state of
Jewish cemeteries, and research and documentation on Jewish cemeteries in
Poland. The report may be accessed at:
https://sztetl.org.pl/pl/tradycja-i-kultura-zydowska/religia/cmentarze-zydowskie-w-polsce-stan-2017
(MODERATOR http://tinyurl.com/y9u2r73p If you open this in the Chrome browser it
will be translated >from Polish to English. There is a chart with the number of
Jewish Cemeteries in Poland with the division of voivodships within the current
borders. The National Institute of Heritage also provided the data for another
chart on the List of Jewish cemeteries listed in the Register of Historic Places
as of October 31, 2017/

Another, older, report you might find of interest is:
https://sztetl.org.pl/en/tradition-and-jewish-culture/religion/cemeteries.
This is in English it is also available in Polish and one may change the
language by clicking the EN in the black box on the upper right to PL for
Polish. According to the most recent research, there are some 1,172 known
Jewish cemeteries (or sites of destroyed cemeteries) in Poland, of which 247
are included on the national register of historic/cultural monuments. Some
towns did not permit Jews to legally live there, and therefore may not have
had a Jewish cemetery so it is important to know the other cemeteries in
proximity to towns you may be researching, as well as where in a specific
town where Jews were permitted to have cemeteries. Burial practices of women
vs. men, and married vs not married also determined where someone may be buried.

The report mentions by name "There are ohalim in 35 localities in Poland [as
of 2017, fully or partially preserved ohalim can be found in 77
localities-ed,". The report talks about destroyed cemeteries, and
cemeteries that still have headstones.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Re: Zoss family #general

Toby Gass <tgass@...>
 

Paul
from one "ss" family to another, be sure you include "fs" when you search
under possible spellings. If someone departed a German port, the name
could have been written as "fs" on the manifest. Better transcribers know
that is old German orthography and change it to "ss" for the digitization
projects, but some transcribers copy it as "fs".

I'm responding to the list because this is generally useful to anyone
searching for names or places with "ss". Yesterday, I looked at a manifest
on which the country of origin for the passengers was written as "Rufsia."

Toby Gass


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Zoss family #general

Toby Gass <tgass@...>
 

Paul
from one "ss" family to another, be sure you include "fs" when you search
under possible spellings. If someone departed a German port, the name
could have been written as "fs" on the manifest. Better transcribers know
that is old German orthography and change it to "ss" for the digitization
projects, but some transcribers copy it as "fs".

I'm responding to the list because this is generally useful to anyone
searching for names or places with "ss". Yesterday, I looked at a manifest
on which the country of origin for the passengers was written as "Rufsia."

Toby Gass


"Tips About Occupations or Is Being Called a "Son of a Knocker-Upper" an Insult?" #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, "Tips About Occupations or Is Being Called a "Son
of a Knocker-Upper" an Insult?"

We've discussed in other videos that if you want someone to get value from
your genealogical research, creating a family tree with just names, dates
and places can be viewed by others as a pretty boring document. Adding
family stories or describing the experiences family members had during their
lives makes a much more compelling narrative. One interesting facet of a
person's life is what they did for a living. This video will focus on
finding and understanding occupations and trades, both domestic and foreign.
We'll also cover occupations that don't exist anymore or if they are
expressed in languages other than in English.

You can access all 33 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 "Tips About Occupations or Is Being Called a "Son of a Knocker-Upper" an Insult?" #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, "Tips About Occupations or Is Being Called a "Son
of a Knocker-Upper" an Insult?"

We've discussed in other videos that if you want someone to get value from
your genealogical research, creating a family tree with just names, dates
and places can be viewed by others as a pretty boring document. Adding
family stories or describing the experiences family members had during their
lives makes a much more compelling narrative. One interesting facet of a
person's life is what they did for a living. This video will focus on
finding and understanding occupations and trades, both domestic and foreign.
We'll also cover occupations that don't exist anymore or if they are
expressed in languages other than in English.

You can access all 33 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


Wife of Rabbi Shmuel ben Yechiel Michel HaCohen KATZ of Lask #general

Shaul Ceder
 

Can anyone provide me with the given name of the wife of Rabbi Shmuel ben
Yechiel Michel HaCohen KATZ of Lask, who was the daughter of Rabbi Isaac
(Itzig) and Raize GOLDES? And many thanks.

Shaul Ceder


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Wife of Rabbi Shmuel ben Yechiel Michel HaCohen KATZ of Lask #general

Shaul Ceder
 

Can anyone provide me with the given name of the wife of Rabbi Shmuel ben
Yechiel Michel HaCohen KATZ of Lask, who was the daughter of Rabbi Isaac
(Itzig) and Raize GOLDES? And many thanks.

Shaul Ceder


Re: Zoss family from Russia #general

bette_sscf <bette_sscf@...>
 

Paul Zoss's research found several family towns of birth in "Russia" for his
Zoss/Sass family but was at a dead end trying to find where his ancestors
came >from and what his original surname was, saying "That's all I know. Does
anyone have any suggestions on where to go >from here?"
-----
You certainly have lots of family ancestral town clues that may all be in
Podolia: Tulchyn, Tomashpil, Padalia, Kozyatyn, Demkorf, Dempkofka,
Kozyatyn, Ladyzhyn, Trostenetz

Begin with JewishGen Jewish Communities Tree
https://www.jewishgen.org/Communities/Trees/
Pre-WWI - Russian Empire - Podolia Province and look at the towns under each
of the 12 Districts. For example, under Batslav District is the town Trostyanets
(now Trostianets, Ukraine).

Click on each relevant town to look at its Locality Page for a list of
selected Nearby Jewish Communities within 30 miles. For example, for
Trostianets, Ukraine, Ladyzhyn is 11 miles NNE and Tulchin is 18 miles NW.

Search also by radius for all towns within 30 miles of a known town's coordinates
or limit the radius search to all towns beginning with a certain letter.
JewishGen Radius Search < https://www.jewishgen.org/Communities/LocRad.asp >

Search also by distance and direction >from a known town's coordinates.
JewishGen Gazetteer < https://www.jewishgen.org/Communities/LocTown.asp >

Consult Dr. Alexander Beider's "A Dictionary of Jewish Surnames >from the
Russian Empire, Revised Edition" published by Avotaynu and available in
libraries for etymology/origin and places where surnames were found.
The Daitch-Mokotoff Soundex Code for ZOSS and SASS is 440000. See DJSRE2
Volume 2 for surname spelling variants with DM code 440000 found by Beider.
< http://www.avotaynu.com/books/DJSRE2.htm >

Good luck!
Bette Stoop Mas
USA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen RE: Zoss family from Russia #general

bette_sscf <bette_sscf@...>
 

Paul Zoss's research found several family towns of birth in "Russia" for his
Zoss/Sass family but was at a dead end trying to find where his ancestors
came >from and what his original surname was, saying "That's all I know. Does
anyone have any suggestions on where to go >from here?"
-----
You certainly have lots of family ancestral town clues that may all be in
Podolia: Tulchyn, Tomashpil, Padalia, Kozyatyn, Demkorf, Dempkofka,
Kozyatyn, Ladyzhyn, Trostenetz

Begin with JewishGen Jewish Communities Tree
https://www.jewishgen.org/Communities/Trees/
Pre-WWI - Russian Empire - Podolia Province and look at the towns under each
of the 12 Districts. For example, under Batslav District is the town Trostyanets
(now Trostianets, Ukraine).

Click on each relevant town to look at its Locality Page for a list of
selected Nearby Jewish Communities within 30 miles. For example, for
Trostianets, Ukraine, Ladyzhyn is 11 miles NNE and Tulchin is 18 miles NW.

Search also by radius for all towns within 30 miles of a known town's coordinates
or limit the radius search to all towns beginning with a certain letter.
JewishGen Radius Search < https://www.jewishgen.org/Communities/LocRad.asp >

Search also by distance and direction >from a known town's coordinates.
JewishGen Gazetteer < https://www.jewishgen.org/Communities/LocTown.asp >

Consult Dr. Alexander Beider's "A Dictionary of Jewish Surnames >from the
Russian Empire, Revised Edition" published by Avotaynu and available in
libraries for etymology/origin and places where surnames were found.
The Daitch-Mokotoff Soundex Code for ZOSS and SASS is 440000. See DJSRE2
Volume 2 for surname spelling variants with DM code 440000 found by Beider.
< http://www.avotaynu.com/books/DJSRE2.htm >

Good luck!
Bette Stoop Mas
USA


Re: Searching for SCHWAM Julian - Bolivia #galicia

Renee Steinig
 

To Phyllis Kramer's and Grzegorz Gembala's excellent suggestions, I add #9:

Aida, if you're hoping to connect with relatives in Bolivia or to
learn more about ones who once lived there, try sending an inquiry to
the Circulo Israelita Obrajes, the central Jewish communal
organization of Bolivia. Its contact information, including an email
address, is here:

http://www.worldjewishcongress.org/en/about/communities/BO

Note that the Jewish population of Bolivia is very small, numbering in
the hundreds according to several online sources. Many Bolivian Jews
have immigrated to the United States, Israel, and other countries.

Renee

Renee Stern Steinig
Dix Hills NY
genmaven@gmail.com


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Re: Searching for SCHWAM Julian - Bolivia #galicia

Renee Steinig
 

To Phyllis Kramer's and Grzegorz Gembala's excellent suggestions, I add #9:

Aida, if you're hoping to connect with relatives in Bolivia or to
learn more about ones who once lived there, try sending an inquiry to
the Circulo Israelita Obrajes, the central Jewish communal
organization of Bolivia. Its contact information, including an email
address, is here:

http://www.worldjewishcongress.org/en/about/communities/BO

Note that the Jewish population of Bolivia is very small, numbering in
the hundreds according to several online sources. Many Bolivian Jews
have immigrated to the United States, Israel, and other countries.

Renee

Renee Stern Steinig
Dix Hills NY
genmaven@gmail.com

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