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Lancut documents recently acquired #poland

Logan J. Kleinwaks
 

This is a brief summary of Lancut documents that 1) I examined and,
unless otherwise noted, photographed in July/August at AGAD in Warsaw
and at the Wawel (I) and ul. Grodzka (II) branches of the National
Archives in Krakow, and 2) were acquired as part of a Gesher Galicia
project begun in 2016 >from TsDIAL in Lviv and the Lancut Public
Library. In the process of examining the first group, I also learned
of many other Lancut documents having or likely to have Jewish
genealogical content, but I did not have time to work with them and
will try to do so in the future. Indexing status is described at the
end and in the absence of indexes I am not able to respond to lookup
requests. Full details about these documents will be announced when
indexing is complete. Thanks very much to the archivists for their
assistance.

1) Acquired July/August as private initiative

AGAD POTOCKI LANCUT ARCHIVE

1785 tax list (https://szukajwarchiwach.pl/1/350/0/-/15-02)

1794 tax list (https://szukajwarchiwach.pl/1/350/0/-/15-10)

1804-1805 tax list (https://szukajwarchiwach.pl/1/350/0/-/15-21)

1765 contract for purchase of home by Jasef Danielowicz and his wife
Szayndl daughter of Wulff Lewkowicz (>from other sources: Jasef
Danielowicz a.k.a. Jasef Lubaczower had sons who adopted surnames
KALTER, SON/SONNE, and STERN in Lancut and a son-in-law with surname
BIER); several contracts 1794-1855 mentioning Jews, not examined
carefully (https://szukajwarchiwach.pl/1/350/0/-/170)

1805 list of Jewish tavern owners(?); 1782-1822 documents related to
sale of alcohol, some mentioning Jews, not examined carefully
(https://szukajwarchiwach.pl/1/350/0/-/698)

c. 1800 contracts mentioning Jews, not examined carefully
(https://szukajwarchiwach.pl/1/350/0/-/353)

1853-1913 contracts mentioning Jews, not examined carefully; due to
time constraints, I was only able to look at pages 1-155 of about 580
(https://szukajwarchiwach.pl/1/350/0/-/354)

1862-1904 real estate documents mentioning Jews
(https://szukajwarchiwach.pl/1/350/0/-/943)

1793 document with Hebrew signature in collection with castle
inventory, not examined carefully
(https://szukajwarchiwach.pl/1/350/0/-/132)

Property ledger mentioning 1901 contract involving Leizor WANG
(https://szukajwarchiwach.pl/1/350/0/-/933-1)

In addition, I was not able to view the following items because of
their poor condition, but will explore how to get scans:
https://szukajwarchiwach.pl/1/350/0/-/932,
https://szukajwarchiwach.pl/1/350/0/-/917,
https://szukajwarchiwach.pl/1/350/0/-/699. The first two were,
unfortunately, my highest priority and might contain information about
property ownership in the mid-19th century with, hopefully,
indications of relationships between then-current and former owners
(as is the case for similarly-described documents >from another town).
The third concerns sales of alcohol.

The following items I examined but did not photograph because they did
not mention any Jews: https://szukajwarchiwach.pl/1/350/0/-/28,
https://szukajwarchiwach.pl/1/350/0/-/31,
https://szukajwarchiwach.pl/1/350/0/-/133,
https://szukajwarchiwach.pl/1/350/0/-/174,
https://szukajwarchiwach.pl/1/350/0/-/189,
https://szukajwarchiwach.pl/1/350/0/-/929

Note that the above represents only a small part of the Potocki Lancut
Archive and I plan to explore the many remaining files that seem
promising. Also, microfilm copies of the Potocki Lancut Archive are
kept at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, but are apparently
organized differently and I have not been able to reconcile the BYU
and AGAD inventories.

WAWEL BRANCH OF THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES IN KRAKOW, Teki Schneidra syg. 1034

1870 voter list

1787 list of Jewish tavern owners with narrative details about their
businesses, includes surnames (possibly a few toponymics), house
numbers, and some indications of death (undated?)

1794-1809 lists of city expenses, some with names of Jews

1795 debts, two involving Berko BAUMBERG

1803-1804 documents related to Jewish brewers/tavern owners

1819 document concerning tax payments?

1785 document concerning Jewish community and synagogue, with several
names (a copy, unfortunately, without the original signatures)

1786 contract with Michel Leyzorowicz concerning trade fair

1800-1845 documents mentioning Jews, not examined carefully

UL. GRODZKA BRANCH OF THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES IN KRAKOW

The files https://szukajwarchiwach.pl/29/318/0/2.3/331 and
https://szukajwarchiwach.pl/29/318/0/2.3/332 contain thousands of
cards with information about individuals >from Lancut, supposedly
spanning 1895-1942, organized alphabetically. Due to time
constraints, I was only able to photograph the cards for surnames
beginning with A, B, K, part of H, and part of J. I estimate that
photographing the remaining Lancut cards (front and back) would take
about 10 hours. Each card covers one person with varying information
that generally consists of the person's name, year of birth, place of
birth, address, occupation, references to other documents, and a list
of taxes by year. The cards appear to be related to business
licensing/registration or some kind of census of professional
activities. There are similar cards for many other towns (see list at
https://szukajwarchiwach.pl/29/318/0/2.3/str/1/200#tabJednostki).

2) Acquired through 2016 Gesher Galicia project

TSDIAL, LVIV

1788 Josephine cadastral survey, list of property owners (V/52)

1820 Franciscan cadastral survey, list of property owners (V/73)

undated 1788-1816 tax list; more precise dating might be possible by
comparison with some of the newly acquired items in 1) above (V/73)

LANCUT PUBLIC LIBRARY

1801-1822 narrative documents >from the Lancut Magistrate's Office
concerning real estate transactions, wills, contracts, etc., very rich
in genealogical information (sometimes, spanning surname adoption and
describing relationships between people who adopted different
surnames) (345/III)

1820s-1880s register of real estate transactions, sometimes
identifying relatives and property ownership history back to the
mid-18th century (346/III)

c. 1777 property/tax list, often identifying previous owner, too (349/III)

1938 Jewish businesses in Lancut (271/IV)

1941? Jewish residents of Lancut under Nazi occupation, can include
name, address, date of birth, date of arrival in Lancut (many
1939/1940), date of death, occupation (271/IV)

1900-1926 minutes of the Lancut Shoemakers and Saddlers Association
(maybe also including tailors and textile makers), with many Jewish
names (383/IV)

Documents concerning Marjem HELLMAN z SCHIFF (271/IV)

Property documents (incomplete) corresponding with a Lancut map dated
in some reproductions 1749, but possibly actually >from 1759 (357/III)

Small fragment (without Jews) of an 1869 census, the whereabouts are
unknown (349/III)

Note that many of the above documents include house numbers that can
be correlated, even despite a change in the house numbering scheme,
and doing so can sometimes provide proof of genealogical relationships
that no single document can provide.

INDEXING

For the documents I recently photographed as a private initiative (1),
I will index them myself or possibly solicit volunteers and then will
be happy to donate the indexes to Gesher Galicia and JRI-Poland,
pending permission >from the archives. For the narrative documents, it
will be important for researchers to have access to the photos, since
I will not provide complete transcriptions or even summaries of the
genealogical contents, but only the list of names mentioned. I do not
yet know how I will distribute the photos.

For the documents included in the Gesher Galicia project begun in 2016
(2), indexing of some documents is complete and the rest will
hopefully be finished before the end of 2018. Indexes will be given
to both Gesher Galicia and JRI-Poland and the photos were already
given to Gesher Galicia, though I am not certain how they will
ultimately be made available. For narrative documents, especially the
1801-1822 documents >from the library (345/III), researchers will want
to see the photos for the reason stated above. Donors to the project,
which was fully funded, have received extracts about their surnames as
indexing has proceeded. This project was originally approved by the
late Pamela Weisberger, who was supportive of casting a wider net in
search of sources for Lancut, >from which few vital records survive.
Thanks also to Peter Jassem for his assistance.

Finally, I would also like to mention that I visited Lancut and will
share information that might be helpful to others planning a visit in
a subsequent message.

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


JRI Poland #Poland Lancut documents recently acquired #poland

Logan J. Kleinwaks
 

This is a brief summary of Lancut documents that 1) I examined and,
unless otherwise noted, photographed in July/August at AGAD in Warsaw
and at the Wawel (I) and ul. Grodzka (II) branches of the National
Archives in Krakow, and 2) were acquired as part of a Gesher Galicia
project begun in 2016 >from TsDIAL in Lviv and the Lancut Public
Library. In the process of examining the first group, I also learned
of many other Lancut documents having or likely to have Jewish
genealogical content, but I did not have time to work with them and
will try to do so in the future. Indexing status is described at the
end and in the absence of indexes I am not able to respond to lookup
requests. Full details about these documents will be announced when
indexing is complete. Thanks very much to the archivists for their
assistance.

1) Acquired July/August as private initiative

AGAD POTOCKI LANCUT ARCHIVE

1785 tax list (https://szukajwarchiwach.pl/1/350/0/-/15-02)

1794 tax list (https://szukajwarchiwach.pl/1/350/0/-/15-10)

1804-1805 tax list (https://szukajwarchiwach.pl/1/350/0/-/15-21)

1765 contract for purchase of home by Jasef Danielowicz and his wife
Szayndl daughter of Wulff Lewkowicz (>from other sources: Jasef
Danielowicz a.k.a. Jasef Lubaczower had sons who adopted surnames
KALTER, SON/SONNE, and STERN in Lancut and a son-in-law with surname
BIER); several contracts 1794-1855 mentioning Jews, not examined
carefully (https://szukajwarchiwach.pl/1/350/0/-/170)

1805 list of Jewish tavern owners(?); 1782-1822 documents related to
sale of alcohol, some mentioning Jews, not examined carefully
(https://szukajwarchiwach.pl/1/350/0/-/698)

c. 1800 contracts mentioning Jews, not examined carefully
(https://szukajwarchiwach.pl/1/350/0/-/353)

1853-1913 contracts mentioning Jews, not examined carefully; due to
time constraints, I was only able to look at pages 1-155 of about 580
(https://szukajwarchiwach.pl/1/350/0/-/354)

1862-1904 real estate documents mentioning Jews
(https://szukajwarchiwach.pl/1/350/0/-/943)

1793 document with Hebrew signature in collection with castle
inventory, not examined carefully
(https://szukajwarchiwach.pl/1/350/0/-/132)

Property ledger mentioning 1901 contract involving Leizor WANG
(https://szukajwarchiwach.pl/1/350/0/-/933-1)

In addition, I was not able to view the following items because of
their poor condition, but will explore how to get scans:
https://szukajwarchiwach.pl/1/350/0/-/932,
https://szukajwarchiwach.pl/1/350/0/-/917,
https://szukajwarchiwach.pl/1/350/0/-/699. The first two were,
unfortunately, my highest priority and might contain information about
property ownership in the mid-19th century with, hopefully,
indications of relationships between then-current and former owners
(as is the case for similarly-described documents >from another town).
The third concerns sales of alcohol.

The following items I examined but did not photograph because they did
not mention any Jews: https://szukajwarchiwach.pl/1/350/0/-/28,
https://szukajwarchiwach.pl/1/350/0/-/31,
https://szukajwarchiwach.pl/1/350/0/-/133,
https://szukajwarchiwach.pl/1/350/0/-/174,
https://szukajwarchiwach.pl/1/350/0/-/189,
https://szukajwarchiwach.pl/1/350/0/-/929

Note that the above represents only a small part of the Potocki Lancut
Archive and I plan to explore the many remaining files that seem
promising. Also, microfilm copies of the Potocki Lancut Archive are
kept at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, but are apparently
organized differently and I have not been able to reconcile the BYU
and AGAD inventories.

WAWEL BRANCH OF THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES IN KRAKOW, Teki Schneidra syg. 1034

1870 voter list

1787 list of Jewish tavern owners with narrative details about their
businesses, includes surnames (possibly a few toponymics), house
numbers, and some indications of death (undated?)

1794-1809 lists of city expenses, some with names of Jews

1795 debts, two involving Berko BAUMBERG

1803-1804 documents related to Jewish brewers/tavern owners

1819 document concerning tax payments?

1785 document concerning Jewish community and synagogue, with several
names (a copy, unfortunately, without the original signatures)

1786 contract with Michel Leyzorowicz concerning trade fair

1800-1845 documents mentioning Jews, not examined carefully

UL. GRODZKA BRANCH OF THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES IN KRAKOW

The files https://szukajwarchiwach.pl/29/318/0/2.3/331 and
https://szukajwarchiwach.pl/29/318/0/2.3/332 contain thousands of
cards with information about individuals >from Lancut, supposedly
spanning 1895-1942, organized alphabetically. Due to time
constraints, I was only able to photograph the cards for surnames
beginning with A, B, K, part of H, and part of J. I estimate that
photographing the remaining Lancut cards (front and back) would take
about 10 hours. Each card covers one person with varying information
that generally consists of the person's name, year of birth, place of
birth, address, occupation, references to other documents, and a list
of taxes by year. The cards appear to be related to business
licensing/registration or some kind of census of professional
activities. There are similar cards for many other towns (see list at
https://szukajwarchiwach.pl/29/318/0/2.3/str/1/200#tabJednostki).

2) Acquired through 2016 Gesher Galicia project

TSDIAL, LVIV

1788 Josephine cadastral survey, list of property owners (V/52)

1820 Franciscan cadastral survey, list of property owners (V/73)

undated 1788-1816 tax list; more precise dating might be possible by
comparison with some of the newly acquired items in 1) above (V/73)

LANCUT PUBLIC LIBRARY

1801-1822 narrative documents >from the Lancut Magistrate's Office
concerning real estate transactions, wills, contracts, etc., very rich
in genealogical information (sometimes, spanning surname adoption and
describing relationships between people who adopted different
surnames) (345/III)

1820s-1880s register of real estate transactions, sometimes
identifying relatives and property ownership history back to the
mid-18th century (346/III)

c. 1777 property/tax list, often identifying previous owner, too (349/III)

1938 Jewish businesses in Lancut (271/IV)

1941? Jewish residents of Lancut under Nazi occupation, can include
name, address, date of birth, date of arrival in Lancut (many
1939/1940), date of death, occupation (271/IV)

1900-1926 minutes of the Lancut Shoemakers and Saddlers Association
(maybe also including tailors and textile makers), with many Jewish
names (383/IV)

Documents concerning Marjem HELLMAN z SCHIFF (271/IV)

Property documents (incomplete) corresponding with a Lancut map dated
in some reproductions 1749, but possibly actually >from 1759 (357/III)

Small fragment (without Jews) of an 1869 census, the whereabouts are
unknown (349/III)

Note that many of the above documents include house numbers that can
be correlated, even despite a change in the house numbering scheme,
and doing so can sometimes provide proof of genealogical relationships
that no single document can provide.

INDEXING

For the documents I recently photographed as a private initiative (1),
I will index them myself or possibly solicit volunteers and then will
be happy to donate the indexes to Gesher Galicia and JRI-Poland,
pending permission >from the archives. For the narrative documents, it
will be important for researchers to have access to the photos, since
I will not provide complete transcriptions or even summaries of the
genealogical contents, but only the list of names mentioned. I do not
yet know how I will distribute the photos.

For the documents included in the Gesher Galicia project begun in 2016
(2), indexing of some documents is complete and the rest will
hopefully be finished before the end of 2018. Indexes will be given
to both Gesher Galicia and JRI-Poland and the photos were already
given to Gesher Galicia, though I am not certain how they will
ultimately be made available. For narrative documents, especially the
1801-1822 documents >from the library (345/III), researchers will want
to see the photos for the reason stated above. Donors to the project,
which was fully funded, have received extracts about their surnames as
indexing has proceeded. This project was originally approved by the
late Pamela Weisberger, who was supportive of casting a wider net in
search of sources for Lancut, >from which few vital records survive.
Thanks also to Peter Jassem for his assistance.

Finally, I would also like to mention that I visited Lancut and will
share information that might be helpful to others planning a visit in
a subsequent message.

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


Kutno documents recently acquired #poland

Logan J. Kleinwaks
 

This is a brief summary of Kutno documents that I recently examined
and, unless otherwise noted, photographed at the Kutno branch of AP
Plock. Several have significant Jewish genealogical content. The
documents have not yet been indexed and I am not able to respond to
lookup requests. I will try to distribute the images to people who
can organize indexing, provided we receive the necessary permission,
and a full announcement should follow when indexing is complete.
Thanks very much to the archivists in Kutno for their generous
assistance.

1796 census of Kutno Jews and associated documents, showing families
with ages (patronymics, essentially no surnames),
https://szukajwarchiwach.pl/51/2/0/-/11

1926-1927 Kutno Jewish births, marriages, and deaths, generally with
ages and parents' names (including mothers' maiden names),
https://szukajwarchiwach.pl/51/2/0/-/830

1831-1832 Kutno Jewish marriage documents in narrative form, at least
some (all?) of which do not appear in the indexed marriage records for
this period on JRI-Poland >from FHL microfilm 730043,
https://szukajwarchiwach.pl/51/2/0/-/82

1799-1805 documents concerning Kutno Jewish "legitimations scheinen"
with a small number of names, including surnames and ages,
https://szukajwarchiwach.pl/51/2/0/-/23

c. 1799 documents concerning Kutno Jewish marriage concessions,
apparently no information about specific marriages,
https://szukajwarchiwach.pl/51/2/0/-/22

1808, 1816 lists of Kutno citizens regarding voting rights, apparently
very few if any Jews, https://szukajwarchiwach.pl/51/2/0/-/54

1807-1808 documents concerning the oath of allegiance to Frederick
Augustus, apparently very few if any Jews,
https://szukajwarchiwach.pl/51/2/0/-/30

I also examined https://szukajwarchiwach.pl/51/2/0/-/821 and
https://szukajwarchiwach.pl/51/2/0/-/822, which contain documents from
the civil registry office >from 1863-1928, but did not see any Jewish
content and did not photograph them.

Logan Kleinwaks
Descendant of CWANG, DAWIDOWICZ, FAST, JADWISZ, KALISZKA, ZYMER >from Kutno
kleinwaks@alumni.princeton.edu
near Washington, D.C.


Galician business registration? cards for many towns, 1876-1943 #poland

Logan J. Kleinwaks
 

At the ul. Grodzka branch (II) of the National Archives in Krakow, in
a collection of the Krakow Chamber of Commerce, there are cards with
information about (tens of? hundreds of?) thousands of individuals
from many Galician towns, apparently related to business
licensing/registration or some kind of census of professional
activities, with dates 1876-1943 varying by town. I only examined
(and photographed) cards >from Lancut, which are organized
alphabetically and generally contain each person's name, year of
birth, place of birth, address, occupation, references to other
documents, and a list of taxes by year. You can see some of the towns
that are covered in the inventory at
https://szukajwarchiwach.pl/29/318/0/2.3/str/1/200#tabJednostki, but
note that descriptions sometimes refer to an alphabetical range of
towns in a powiat without specifying each town.

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


JRI Poland #Poland Kutno documents recently acquired #poland

Logan J. Kleinwaks
 

This is a brief summary of Kutno documents that I recently examined
and, unless otherwise noted, photographed at the Kutno branch of AP
Plock. Several have significant Jewish genealogical content. The
documents have not yet been indexed and I am not able to respond to
lookup requests. I will try to distribute the images to people who
can organize indexing, provided we receive the necessary permission,
and a full announcement should follow when indexing is complete.
Thanks very much to the archivists in Kutno for their generous
assistance.

1796 census of Kutno Jews and associated documents, showing families
with ages (patronymics, essentially no surnames),
https://szukajwarchiwach.pl/51/2/0/-/11

1926-1927 Kutno Jewish births, marriages, and deaths, generally with
ages and parents' names (including mothers' maiden names),
https://szukajwarchiwach.pl/51/2/0/-/830

1831-1832 Kutno Jewish marriage documents in narrative form, at least
some (all?) of which do not appear in the indexed marriage records for
this period on JRI-Poland >from FHL microfilm 730043,
https://szukajwarchiwach.pl/51/2/0/-/82

1799-1805 documents concerning Kutno Jewish "legitimations scheinen"
with a small number of names, including surnames and ages,
https://szukajwarchiwach.pl/51/2/0/-/23

c. 1799 documents concerning Kutno Jewish marriage concessions,
apparently no information about specific marriages,
https://szukajwarchiwach.pl/51/2/0/-/22

1808, 1816 lists of Kutno citizens regarding voting rights, apparently
very few if any Jews, https://szukajwarchiwach.pl/51/2/0/-/54

1807-1808 documents concerning the oath of allegiance to Frederick
Augustus, apparently very few if any Jews,
https://szukajwarchiwach.pl/51/2/0/-/30

I also examined https://szukajwarchiwach.pl/51/2/0/-/821 and
https://szukajwarchiwach.pl/51/2/0/-/822, which contain documents from
the civil registry office >from 1863-1928, but did not see any Jewish
content and did not photograph them.

Logan Kleinwaks
Descendant of CWANG, DAWIDOWICZ, FAST, JADWISZ, KALISZKA, ZYMER >from Kutno
kleinwaks@alumni.princeton.edu
near Washington, D.C.


JRI Poland #Poland Galician business registration? cards for many towns, 1876-1943 #poland

Logan J. Kleinwaks
 

At the ul. Grodzka branch (II) of the National Archives in Krakow, in
a collection of the Krakow Chamber of Commerce, there are cards with
information about (tens of? hundreds of?) thousands of individuals
from many Galician towns, apparently related to business
licensing/registration or some kind of census of professional
activities, with dates 1876-1943 varying by town. I only examined
(and photographed) cards >from Lancut, which are organized
alphabetically and generally contain each person's name, year of
birth, place of birth, address, occupation, references to other
documents, and a list of taxes by year. You can see some of the towns
that are covered in the inventory at
https://szukajwarchiwach.pl/29/318/0/2.3/str/1/200#tabJednostki, but
note that descriptions sometimes refer to an alphabetical range of
towns in a powiat without specifying each town.

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


Palestine records early 20th century #general

Trudy Barch
 

Hi,
Where can I look for a marriage in the early 1900s possibly in Palastine?
And the birth of their daughter born 1907 in Palastine?
Husband immigrated in 1907; wife and daughter in 1912. I am guessing
from Palastine. Where can I find those records?
Thank you for any assistance.

Trudy Barch, formerly Chicago now Florida


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Palestine records early 20th century #general

Trudy Barch
 

Hi,
Where can I look for a marriage in the early 1900s possibly in Palastine?
And the birth of their daughter born 1907 in Palastine?
Husband immigrated in 1907; wife and daughter in 1912. I am guessing
from Palastine. Where can I find those records?
Thank you for any assistance.

Trudy Barch, formerly Chicago now Florida


USCIS Webinar: Introduction to Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) Records at the National Archives #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The United States Citizenship and Information Service (USCIS) is holding a
webinar on Thursday, September 27 at 1:00PM.
The topic:
Introduction to Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) Records at the
National Archives

The webinar will give an overview of the historical Immigration and
Naturalization Service (INS) records that are available at the National
Archives in Washington DC, covering >from the turn of the century to 1975.

The webinar is not recorded, therefore one must attend live.

Go to: https://www.uscis.gov/HGWebinars
Click on Guide to I&N History, Thursday, September 27 and click attend
session just before the webinar begins.

If you have not participated in one of the USCIS webinars before and not
used Adobe Connect I recommend following the directions listed under Adobe
Connect at the above url. Do these *before* the webinar so you are ready to
go at the correct time.
Please do *not* call the phone number on the screen.

If you are having trouble accessing a meeting, event or seminar, please
contact the event organizer for assistance. For security and privacy reasons
Adobe is unable to assist customers in gaining access to private meetings,
events or seminars. Only the meeting organizer or administrator of the web
conferencing account can register users or grant access to Adobe Connect
meetings.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen USCIS Webinar: Introduction to Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) Records at the National Archives #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The United States Citizenship and Information Service (USCIS) is holding a
webinar on Thursday, September 27 at 1:00PM.
The topic:
Introduction to Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) Records at the
National Archives

The webinar will give an overview of the historical Immigration and
Naturalization Service (INS) records that are available at the National
Archives in Washington DC, covering >from the turn of the century to 1975.

The webinar is not recorded, therefore one must attend live.

Go to: https://www.uscis.gov/HGWebinars
Click on Guide to I&N History, Thursday, September 27 and click attend
session just before the webinar begins.

If you have not participated in one of the USCIS webinars before and not
used Adobe Connect I recommend following the directions listed under Adobe
Connect at the above url. Do these *before* the webinar so you are ready to
go at the correct time.
Please do *not* call the phone number on the screen.

If you are having trouble accessing a meeting, event or seminar, please
contact the event organizer for assistance. For security and privacy reasons
Adobe is unable to assist customers in gaining access to private meetings,
events or seminars. Only the meeting organizer or administrator of the web
conferencing account can register users or grant access to Adobe Connect
meetings.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Galician business registration? cards for many towns, 1876-1943 #galicia

Logan J. Kleinwaks
 

At the ul. Grodzka branch (II) of the National Archives in Krakow, in
a collection of the Krakow Chamber of Commerce, there are cards
with information about (tens of? hundreds of?) thousands of
individuals >from many Galician towns, apparently related to business
licensing/registration or some kind of census of professional
activities, with dates 1876-1943 varying by town. I only examined
(and photographed) cards >from Lancut, which are organized
alphabetically and generally contain each person's name, year of
birth, place of birth, address, occupation, references to other
documents, and a list of taxes by year. You can see some of the
towns that are covered in the inventory at
https://szukajwarchiwach.pl/29/318/0/2.3/str/1/200#tabJednostki
but note that descriptions sometimes refer to an alphabetical range
of towns in a powiat without specifying each town.

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


Lancut documents recently acquired #galicia

Logan J. Kleinwaks
 

This is a brief summary of Lancut documents that 1) I examined and,
unless otherwise noted, photographed in July/August at AGAD in
Warsaw and at the Wawel (I) and ul. Grodzka (II) branches of the
National Archives in Krakow, and 2) were acquired as part of a Gesher
Galicia project begun in 2016 >from TsDIAL in Lviv and the Lancut Public
Library. In the process of examining the first group, I also learned of
many other Lancut documents having or likely to have Jewish
genealogical content, but I did not have time to work with them and will
try to do so in the future. Indexing status is described at the end and in
the absence of indexes I am not able to respond to lookup requests. Full
details about these documents will be announced when indexing is
complete. Thanks very much to the archivists for their assistance.

1) Acquired July/August as private initiative

AGAD POTOCKI LANCUT ARCHIVE

1785 tax list (https://szukajwarchiwach.pl/1/350/0/-/15-02)

1794 tax list (https://szukajwarchiwach.pl/1/350/0/-/15-10)

1804-1805 tax list (https://szukajwarchiwach.pl/1/350/0/-/15-21)

1765 contract for purchase of home by Jasef Danielowicz and his wife
Szayndl daughter of Wulff Lewkowicz (>from other sources: Jasef
Danielowicz a.k.a. Jasef Lubaczower had sons who adopted surnames
KALTER, SON/SONNE, and STERN in Lancut and a son-in-law with
surname BIER); several contracts 1794-1855 mentioning Jews, not
examined carefully (https://szukajwarchiwach.pl/1/350/0/-/170)

1805 list of Jewish tavern owners(?); 1782-1822 documents related to
sale of alcohol, some mentioning Jews, not examined carefully
(https://szukajwarchiwach.pl/1/350/0/-/698)

c. 1800 contracts mentioning Jews, not examined carefully
(https://szukajwarchiwach.pl/1/350/0/-/353)

1853-1913 contracts mentioning Jews, not examined carefully; due to
time constraints, I was only able to look at pages 1-155 of about 580
(https://szukajwarchiwach.pl/1/350/0/-/354)

1862-1904 real estate documents mentioning Jews
(https://szukajwarchiwach.pl/1/350/0/-/943)

1793 document with Hebrew signature in collection with castle
inventory, not examined carefully
(https://szukajwarchiwach.pl/1/350/0/-/132)

Property ledger mentioning 1901 contract involving Leizor WANG
(https://szukajwarchiwach.pl/1/350/0/-/933-1)

In addition, I was not able to view the following items because of their
poor condition, but will explore how to get scans:
https://szukajwarchiwach.pl/1/350/0/-/932,
https://szukajwarchiwach.pl/1/350/0/-/917,
https://szukajwarchiwach.pl/1/350/0/-/699
The first two were, unfortunately, my highest priority and might contain
information about property ownership in the mid-19th century with,
hopefully, indications of relationships between then-current and
former owners (as is the case for similarly-described documents >from
another town). The third concerns sales of alcohol.

The following items I examined but did not photograph because they
did not mention any Jews:
https://szukajwarchiwach.pl/1/350/0/-/28,
https://szukajwarchiwach.pl/1/350/0/-/31,
https://szukajwarchiwach.pl/1/350/0/-/133,
https://szukajwarchiwach.pl/1/350/0/-/174,
https://szukajwarchiwach.pl/1/350/0/-/189,
https://szukajwarchiwach.pl/1/350/0/-/929

Note that the above represents only a small part of the Potocki Lancut
Archive and I plan to explore the many remaining files that seem
promising. Also, microfilm copies of the Potocki Lancut Archive are kept
at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, but are apparently
organized differently and I have not been able to reconcile the BYU and
AGAD inventories.

WAWEL BRANCH OF THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES IN KRAKOW, Teki Schneidra syg. 1034

1870 voter list

1787 list of Jewish tavern owners with narrative details about their
businesses, includes surnames (possibly a few toponymics), house
numbers, and some indications of death (undated?)

1794-1809 lists of city expenses, some with names of Jews

1795 debts, two involving Berko BAUMBERG

1803-1804 documents related to Jewish brewers/tavern owners

1819 document concerning tax payments?

1785 document concerning Jewish community and synagogue, with
several names (a copy, unfortunately, without the original signatures)

1786 contract with Michel Leyzorowicz concerning trade fair

1800-1845 documents mentioning Jews, not examined carefully

UL. GRODZKA BRANCH OF THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES IN KRAKOW

The files https://szukajwarchiwach.pl/29/318/0/2.3/331 and
https://szukajwarchiwach.pl/29/318/0/2.3/332 contain thousands of
cards with information about individuals >from Lancut, supposedly
spanning 1895-1942, organized alphabetically. Due to time constraints,
I was only able to photograph the cards for surnames beginning with A,
B, K, part of H, and part of J. I estimate that photographing the
remaining Lancut cards (front and back) would take about 10 hours.
Each card covers one person with varying information that generally
consists of the person's name, year of birth, place of birth, address,
occupation, references to other documents, and a list of taxes by year.
The cards appear to be related to business licensing/registration or
some kind of census of professional activities. There are similar cards
for many other towns (see list at
https://szukajwarchiwach.pl/29/318/0/2.3/str/1/200#tabJednostki).

2) Acquired through 2016 Gesher Galicia project

TSDIAL, LVIV

1788 Josephine cadastral survey, list of property owners (V/52)

1820 Franciscan cadastral survey, list of property owners (V/73)

undated 1788-1816 tax list; more precise dating might be possible by
comparison with some of the newly acquired items in 1) above (V/73)

LANCUT PUBLIC LIBRARY

1801-1822 narrative documents >from the Lancut Magistrate's Office
concerning real estate transactions, wills, contracts, etc., very rich in
genealogical information (sometimes, spanning surname adoption and
describing relationships between people who adopted different
surnames) (345/III)

1820s-1880s register of real estate transactions, sometimes
identifying relatives and property ownership history back to the
mid-18th century (346/III)

c. 1777 property/tax list, often identifying previous owner, too (349/III)

1938 Jewish businesses in Lancut (271/IV)

1941? Jewish residents of Lancut under Nazi occupation, can include
name, address, date of birth, date of arrival in Lancut (many 1939/1940),
date of death, occupation (271/IV)

1900-1926 minutes of the Lancut Shoemakers and Saddlers Association
(maybe also including tailors and textile makers), with many Jewish
names (383/IV)

Documents concerning Marjem HELLMAN z SCHIFF (271/IV)

Property documents (incomplete) corresponding with a Lancut map
dated in some reproductions 1749, but possibly actually >from 1759 (357/III)

Small fragment (without Jews) of an 1869 census, the whereabouts are
unknown (349/III)

Note that many of the above documents include house numbers that
can be correlated, even despite a change in the house numbering
scheme, and doing so can sometimes provide proof of genealogical
relationships that no single document can provide.

INDEXING

For the documents I recently photographed as a private initiative (1), I
will index them myself or possibly solicit volunteers and then will be
happy to donate the indexes to Gesher Galicia and JRI-Poland, pending
permission >from the archives. For the narrative documents, it will be
important for researchers to have access to the photos, since I will not
provide complete transcriptions or even summaries of the genealogical
contents, but only the list of names mentioned. I do not yet know how I
will distribute the photos.

For the documents included in the Gesher Galicia project begun in 2016
(2), indexing of some documents is complete and the rest will hopefully
be finished before the end of 2018. Indexes will be given to both Gesher
Galicia and JRI-Poland and the photos were already given to Gesher
Galicia, though I am not certain how they will ultimately be made
available. For narrative documents, especially the 1801-1822 documents
from the library (345/III), researchers will want to see the photos for the
reason stated above. Donors to the project, which was fully funded, have
received extracts about their surnames as indexing has proceeded. This
project was originally approved by the late Pamela Weisberger, who was
supportive of casting a wider net in search of sources for Lancut, >from
which few vital records survive. Thanks also to Peter Jassem for his assistance.

Finally, I would also like to mention that I visited Lancut and will share
information that might be helpful to others planning a visit in a
subsequent message.

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


Galician documents recently acquired #galicia

Logan J. Kleinwaks
 

This is a brief summary of some of the Galician documents that I
recently examined and, unless otherwise noted, photographed at the
Wawel branch of the National Archives in Krakow (Teki Antoniego
Schneidra collection) and at AGAD in Warsaw (Potocki Lancut Archive).
The documents have not yet been indexed and I am not able to
respond to lookup requests. I will try to distribute the images with
Jewish genealogical content to people who can organize indexing,
provided we receive the necessary permission, and a full
announcement should follow when indexing is complete. Thanks very
much to the archivists for their generous assistance.

Bircza: 1867, 1870 voter lists with names, occupations, house numbers;
1782-1861 narrative documents with Jewish names (including Hebrew
signatures), not examined carefully (Teki Schneidra syg. 125)

Dubiecko: 1867, 1874 voter lists with names, occupations, house
numbers (Teki Schneidra syg. 450)

Dukla: 1778 tax list (excerpt) with names (patronymics) and house
numbers; 1807 document concerning Jewish settlers in Dukla
Gemeinde, with house numbers, places of settlement, date of
settlement (18th century), other info; 1783-1855 narrative documents
with Jewish names (including Hebrew signatures), not examined
carefully (Teki Schneidra syg. 455)

Dynow: 1867, 1870 voter lists with names, occupations, house
numbers; 1786-1870s narrative documents with Jewish names, not
examined carefully (Teki Schneidra syg. 464)

Gliniany: 1861, 1867, 1870 voter lists with names, occupations, house
numbers; 1803 document concerning Jewish settlers in Gliniany
Gemeinde; 1851 list of leaseholders; 1769-1840s narrative documents
with Jewish names (including Hebrew signatures), not examined
carefully (Teki Schneidra syg. 531)

Lancut: many discussed in separate message about Lancut

Lezajsk nearby villages (not Lezajsk itself): 1820s poll tax lists and
related documents, only a few Jews (AGAD
https://szukajwarchiwach.pl/1/350/0/-/959)

Lubaczow: 1786 tax list with names (patronymics) and house numbers;
1782 tax list (patronymics); 1861, 1867?, 1870? voter lists with names,
occupations, house numbers; 1786-1810 narrative documents with
Jewish names (including Hebrew signatures), not examined carefully;
1786 document related to contracts (Teki Schneidra syg. 910)

Lubomierz: 1832 tax list (AGAD
https://szukajwarchiwach.pl/1/350/0/-/23); 1835 tax list (AGAD
https://szukajwarchiwach.pl/1/350/0/-/26)

Nowy Zmigrod: 1807 document concerning Jewish settlers in Nowy
Zmigrod Gemeinde, with house numbers, places of settlement, date
of settlement (18th century), other info (Teki Schneidra syg. 455)

Podjarkow: 1807 tax list, at most a few Jews (AGAD
https://szukajwarchiwach.pl/1/350/0/-/134)

Podsosnow: 1807 tax list, at most a few Jews (AGAD
https://szukajwarchiwach.pl/1/350/0/-/134)

Poltew: 1861, 1867 voter lists with names, occupations, house
numbers (Teki Schneidra syg. 1262)

Rawa Ruska: 1867 voter list with names, occupations, house numbers;
1748-1778 narrative documents with Jewish names (including Hebrew
signatures), not examined carefully (Teki Schneidra syg. 1354)

Rohaczyn: 1870 voter list with names, occupations, house numbers
(Teki Schneidra syg. 1363)

Rohatyn: 1805 document concerning Jewish tavern owners with
names, house numbers; 1706-1867 narrative documents with Jewish
names (including Hebrew signatures), not examined carefully; 1865
(with 1867 updates?), 1870? voter lists with names, occupations,
house numbers; 1792 tax list with no or very few Jewish names,
including nearby villages; 1789-1790 tax list (excerpt), no Jewish
names (Teki Schneidra syg. 1363 and 1364)

Sambor: 1818 house value/tax calculations with names, occupations,
house numbers; undated pre-surname tax list; 1849 house tax list with
no or very few Jewish names (Teki Schneidra syg. 1418)

Stary Sambor (Stare Miasto): 1861, 1867, 1870s? voter lists with
names, occupations, house numbers; 1789 tavern owners (Teki
Schneidra syg. 1515)

Strzyzow: 1807 document concerning Jewish settlers in Strzyzow
Gemeinde, with house numbers, places of settlement, date of
settlement (18th century), other info (Teki Schneidra syg. 455)

Zolynia: 1832 tax list (AGAD
https://szukajwarchiwach.pl/1/350/0/-/23); 1835 tax list (AGAD
https://szukajwarchiwach.pl/1/350/0/-/26)

Misc: 1765 statistical information about the Jewish populations of the
following towns in Belz and Lubaczow districts and villages near them:
Augustow/Mosty, Cieszanow, Jarczow, Jozefow, Lipsko, Lubaczow,
Lubycza, Magurow, Mosty/Augustow, Niemirow, Oleszczyce, Potok,
Rawa Ruska, Wielkie Oczy, Tomaszow, and Uchrow. The only names
listed are a few people per town involved in carrying out the census,
some Jewish, some with titles such as rabbi or judge. (Teki Schneidra
syg. 1259); 1766 statistical information (largely in narrative form)
about the Jewish populations of towns in woj. Ruskie and Braclaw,
with some Jewish names (possibly people involved in carrying out the
census), have not examined carefully (Teki Schneidra syg. 1259)

For the above towns, I did not see any other documents with Jewish
genealogical content in the files whose archival signatures are
listed.

I also examined the Kornalowice sections of Teki Schneidra syg. 777
and 778 but did not see any documents with Jewish genealogical
content (and did not photograph any documents).

In the near future, I will write in more detail about my experience with
the Teki Antoniego Schneidra collection in Wawel, which covers
numerous other Galician towns. Exploring it effectively requires the
use of multiple inventories (including one that is partly incorrect).
This collection would be a good candidate for a large-scale project
covering many towns, and I will address what I think are some
important considerations before organizing such a project or privately
hiring a researcher to work with this collection.

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


1764-1766 Jewish censuses for certain towns in Poland, Galicia, Podolia, Volhynia #galicia

Logan J. Kleinwaks
 

I recently photographed 1764-1766 censuses of Jews in towns owned by
August Aleksander Czartoryski while at AGAD in Warsaw. The censuses
have not yet been indexed and I am not able to respond to lookup requests.
I will try to distribute the images to people who can organize indexing,
provided we receive the necessary permission, and a full announcement
should follow when indexing is complete. Thanks very much to the
archivists at AGAD for their generous assistance.

The following towns are included (some with nearby villages):

Kingdom of Poland: Baranow (Lublin), Konskowola (Lublin) + Wlostowice,
Miedzyrzec Podlaski (Siedlce), Staszow (Radom).

Galicia: Berezhany/Brzezany, Jaroslaw + villages, Kalush/Kalusz,
Narayev/Narajow, Peremyshlyany/Przemyslany, Sieniawa + villages, Skole
+ villages, Tarnoruda.

Podolia: Hraniv/Granow + villages, Letychiv/Latyczow,
Medzhybizh/Miedzyboz + villages, Nikolayev/Mikolajow, Sataniv/Satanow,
Stara Sinyava/Stara Sieniawa + villages.

Volhynia: Klevan/Klewan

These censuses are not mere statistical summaries, but generally list
names of members of households and identify their relationships.
Approximately 10,000-20,000 names are listed. There are often house
numbers and occupations. Ages are given only for Letychiv/Latyczow.

Note that in Medzhybizh/Miedzyboz, several names include "Balszemow"
or similar, but I have not examined these closely.

The bound volume of these censuses is part of the Lancut Potocki family
collection at AGAD, see https://szukajwarchiwach.pl/1/350/0/-/168.
August Aleksander Czartoryski's daughter Elzbieta/Izabela Czartoryska
Lubomirska was owner of Lancut and maternal grandmother of Alfred
Wojciech Potocki. I examined and photographed numerous other items
from the Lancut Potocki collection, pertaining to Lancut itself, and will
write about them separately.

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


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Galician business registration? cards for many towns, 1876-1943 #galicia

Logan J. Kleinwaks
 

At the ul. Grodzka branch (II) of the National Archives in Krakow, in
a collection of the Krakow Chamber of Commerce, there are cards
with information about (tens of? hundreds of?) thousands of
individuals >from many Galician towns, apparently related to business
licensing/registration or some kind of census of professional
activities, with dates 1876-1943 varying by town. I only examined
(and photographed) cards >from Lancut, which are organized
alphabetically and generally contain each person's name, year of
birth, place of birth, address, occupation, references to other
documents, and a list of taxes by year. You can see some of the
towns that are covered in the inventory at
https://szukajwarchiwach.pl/29/318/0/2.3/str/1/200#tabJednostki
but note that descriptions sometimes refer to an alphabetical range
of towns in a powiat without specifying each town.

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


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Lancut documents recently acquired #galicia

Logan J. Kleinwaks
 

This is a brief summary of Lancut documents that 1) I examined and,
unless otherwise noted, photographed in July/August at AGAD in
Warsaw and at the Wawel (I) and ul. Grodzka (II) branches of the
National Archives in Krakow, and 2) were acquired as part of a Gesher
Galicia project begun in 2016 >from TsDIAL in Lviv and the Lancut Public
Library. In the process of examining the first group, I also learned of
many other Lancut documents having or likely to have Jewish
genealogical content, but I did not have time to work with them and will
try to do so in the future. Indexing status is described at the end and in
the absence of indexes I am not able to respond to lookup requests. Full
details about these documents will be announced when indexing is
complete. Thanks very much to the archivists for their assistance.

1) Acquired July/August as private initiative

AGAD POTOCKI LANCUT ARCHIVE

1785 tax list (https://szukajwarchiwach.pl/1/350/0/-/15-02)

1794 tax list (https://szukajwarchiwach.pl/1/350/0/-/15-10)

1804-1805 tax list (https://szukajwarchiwach.pl/1/350/0/-/15-21)

1765 contract for purchase of home by Jasef Danielowicz and his wife
Szayndl daughter of Wulff Lewkowicz (>from other sources: Jasef
Danielowicz a.k.a. Jasef Lubaczower had sons who adopted surnames
KALTER, SON/SONNE, and STERN in Lancut and a son-in-law with
surname BIER); several contracts 1794-1855 mentioning Jews, not
examined carefully (https://szukajwarchiwach.pl/1/350/0/-/170)

1805 list of Jewish tavern owners(?); 1782-1822 documents related to
sale of alcohol, some mentioning Jews, not examined carefully
(https://szukajwarchiwach.pl/1/350/0/-/698)

c. 1800 contracts mentioning Jews, not examined carefully
(https://szukajwarchiwach.pl/1/350/0/-/353)

1853-1913 contracts mentioning Jews, not examined carefully; due to
time constraints, I was only able to look at pages 1-155 of about 580
(https://szukajwarchiwach.pl/1/350/0/-/354)

1862-1904 real estate documents mentioning Jews
(https://szukajwarchiwach.pl/1/350/0/-/943)

1793 document with Hebrew signature in collection with castle
inventory, not examined carefully
(https://szukajwarchiwach.pl/1/350/0/-/132)

Property ledger mentioning 1901 contract involving Leizor WANG
(https://szukajwarchiwach.pl/1/350/0/-/933-1)

In addition, I was not able to view the following items because of their
poor condition, but will explore how to get scans:
https://szukajwarchiwach.pl/1/350/0/-/932,
https://szukajwarchiwach.pl/1/350/0/-/917,
https://szukajwarchiwach.pl/1/350/0/-/699
The first two were, unfortunately, my highest priority and might contain
information about property ownership in the mid-19th century with,
hopefully, indications of relationships between then-current and
former owners (as is the case for similarly-described documents >from
another town). The third concerns sales of alcohol.

The following items I examined but did not photograph because they
did not mention any Jews:
https://szukajwarchiwach.pl/1/350/0/-/28,
https://szukajwarchiwach.pl/1/350/0/-/31,
https://szukajwarchiwach.pl/1/350/0/-/133,
https://szukajwarchiwach.pl/1/350/0/-/174,
https://szukajwarchiwach.pl/1/350/0/-/189,
https://szukajwarchiwach.pl/1/350/0/-/929

Note that the above represents only a small part of the Potocki Lancut
Archive and I plan to explore the many remaining files that seem
promising. Also, microfilm copies of the Potocki Lancut Archive are kept
at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, but are apparently
organized differently and I have not been able to reconcile the BYU and
AGAD inventories.

WAWEL BRANCH OF THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES IN KRAKOW, Teki Schneidra syg. 1034

1870 voter list

1787 list of Jewish tavern owners with narrative details about their
businesses, includes surnames (possibly a few toponymics), house
numbers, and some indications of death (undated?)

1794-1809 lists of city expenses, some with names of Jews

1795 debts, two involving Berko BAUMBERG

1803-1804 documents related to Jewish brewers/tavern owners

1819 document concerning tax payments?

1785 document concerning Jewish community and synagogue, with
several names (a copy, unfortunately, without the original signatures)

1786 contract with Michel Leyzorowicz concerning trade fair

1800-1845 documents mentioning Jews, not examined carefully

UL. GRODZKA BRANCH OF THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES IN KRAKOW

The files https://szukajwarchiwach.pl/29/318/0/2.3/331 and
https://szukajwarchiwach.pl/29/318/0/2.3/332 contain thousands of
cards with information about individuals >from Lancut, supposedly
spanning 1895-1942, organized alphabetically. Due to time constraints,
I was only able to photograph the cards for surnames beginning with A,
B, K, part of H, and part of J. I estimate that photographing the
remaining Lancut cards (front and back) would take about 10 hours.
Each card covers one person with varying information that generally
consists of the person's name, year of birth, place of birth, address,
occupation, references to other documents, and a list of taxes by year.
The cards appear to be related to business licensing/registration or
some kind of census of professional activities. There are similar cards
for many other towns (see list at
https://szukajwarchiwach.pl/29/318/0/2.3/str/1/200#tabJednostki).

2) Acquired through 2016 Gesher Galicia project

TSDIAL, LVIV

1788 Josephine cadastral survey, list of property owners (V/52)

1820 Franciscan cadastral survey, list of property owners (V/73)

undated 1788-1816 tax list; more precise dating might be possible by
comparison with some of the newly acquired items in 1) above (V/73)

LANCUT PUBLIC LIBRARY

1801-1822 narrative documents >from the Lancut Magistrate's Office
concerning real estate transactions, wills, contracts, etc., very rich in
genealogical information (sometimes, spanning surname adoption and
describing relationships between people who adopted different
surnames) (345/III)

1820s-1880s register of real estate transactions, sometimes
identifying relatives and property ownership history back to the
mid-18th century (346/III)

c. 1777 property/tax list, often identifying previous owner, too (349/III)

1938 Jewish businesses in Lancut (271/IV)

1941? Jewish residents of Lancut under Nazi occupation, can include
name, address, date of birth, date of arrival in Lancut (many 1939/1940),
date of death, occupation (271/IV)

1900-1926 minutes of the Lancut Shoemakers and Saddlers Association
(maybe also including tailors and textile makers), with many Jewish
names (383/IV)

Documents concerning Marjem HELLMAN z SCHIFF (271/IV)

Property documents (incomplete) corresponding with a Lancut map
dated in some reproductions 1749, but possibly actually >from 1759 (357/III)

Small fragment (without Jews) of an 1869 census, the whereabouts are
unknown (349/III)

Note that many of the above documents include house numbers that
can be correlated, even despite a change in the house numbering
scheme, and doing so can sometimes provide proof of genealogical
relationships that no single document can provide.

INDEXING

For the documents I recently photographed as a private initiative (1), I
will index them myself or possibly solicit volunteers and then will be
happy to donate the indexes to Gesher Galicia and JRI-Poland, pending
permission >from the archives. For the narrative documents, it will be
important for researchers to have access to the photos, since I will not
provide complete transcriptions or even summaries of the genealogical
contents, but only the list of names mentioned. I do not yet know how I
will distribute the photos.

For the documents included in the Gesher Galicia project begun in 2016
(2), indexing of some documents is complete and the rest will hopefully
be finished before the end of 2018. Indexes will be given to both Gesher
Galicia and JRI-Poland and the photos were already given to Gesher
Galicia, though I am not certain how they will ultimately be made
available. For narrative documents, especially the 1801-1822 documents
from the library (345/III), researchers will want to see the photos for the
reason stated above. Donors to the project, which was fully funded, have
received extracts about their surnames as indexing has proceeded. This
project was originally approved by the late Pamela Weisberger, who was
supportive of casting a wider net in search of sources for Lancut, >from
which few vital records survive. Thanks also to Peter Jassem for his assistance.

Finally, I would also like to mention that I visited Lancut and will share
information that might be helpful to others planning a visit in a
subsequent message.

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


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Galician documents recently acquired #galicia

Logan J. Kleinwaks
 

This is a brief summary of some of the Galician documents that I
recently examined and, unless otherwise noted, photographed at the
Wawel branch of the National Archives in Krakow (Teki Antoniego
Schneidra collection) and at AGAD in Warsaw (Potocki Lancut Archive).
The documents have not yet been indexed and I am not able to
respond to lookup requests. I will try to distribute the images with
Jewish genealogical content to people who can organize indexing,
provided we receive the necessary permission, and a full
announcement should follow when indexing is complete. Thanks very
much to the archivists for their generous assistance.

Bircza: 1867, 1870 voter lists with names, occupations, house numbers;
1782-1861 narrative documents with Jewish names (including Hebrew
signatures), not examined carefully (Teki Schneidra syg. 125)

Dubiecko: 1867, 1874 voter lists with names, occupations, house
numbers (Teki Schneidra syg. 450)

Dukla: 1778 tax list (excerpt) with names (patronymics) and house
numbers; 1807 document concerning Jewish settlers in Dukla
Gemeinde, with house numbers, places of settlement, date of
settlement (18th century), other info; 1783-1855 narrative documents
with Jewish names (including Hebrew signatures), not examined
carefully (Teki Schneidra syg. 455)

Dynow: 1867, 1870 voter lists with names, occupations, house
numbers; 1786-1870s narrative documents with Jewish names, not
examined carefully (Teki Schneidra syg. 464)

Gliniany: 1861, 1867, 1870 voter lists with names, occupations, house
numbers; 1803 document concerning Jewish settlers in Gliniany
Gemeinde; 1851 list of leaseholders; 1769-1840s narrative documents
with Jewish names (including Hebrew signatures), not examined
carefully (Teki Schneidra syg. 531)

Lancut: many discussed in separate message about Lancut

Lezajsk nearby villages (not Lezajsk itself): 1820s poll tax lists and
related documents, only a few Jews (AGAD
https://szukajwarchiwach.pl/1/350/0/-/959)

Lubaczow: 1786 tax list with names (patronymics) and house numbers;
1782 tax list (patronymics); 1861, 1867?, 1870? voter lists with names,
occupations, house numbers; 1786-1810 narrative documents with
Jewish names (including Hebrew signatures), not examined carefully;
1786 document related to contracts (Teki Schneidra syg. 910)

Lubomierz: 1832 tax list (AGAD
https://szukajwarchiwach.pl/1/350/0/-/23); 1835 tax list (AGAD
https://szukajwarchiwach.pl/1/350/0/-/26)

Nowy Zmigrod: 1807 document concerning Jewish settlers in Nowy
Zmigrod Gemeinde, with house numbers, places of settlement, date
of settlement (18th century), other info (Teki Schneidra syg. 455)

Podjarkow: 1807 tax list, at most a few Jews (AGAD
https://szukajwarchiwach.pl/1/350/0/-/134)

Podsosnow: 1807 tax list, at most a few Jews (AGAD
https://szukajwarchiwach.pl/1/350/0/-/134)

Poltew: 1861, 1867 voter lists with names, occupations, house
numbers (Teki Schneidra syg. 1262)

Rawa Ruska: 1867 voter list with names, occupations, house numbers;
1748-1778 narrative documents with Jewish names (including Hebrew
signatures), not examined carefully (Teki Schneidra syg. 1354)

Rohaczyn: 1870 voter list with names, occupations, house numbers
(Teki Schneidra syg. 1363)

Rohatyn: 1805 document concerning Jewish tavern owners with
names, house numbers; 1706-1867 narrative documents with Jewish
names (including Hebrew signatures), not examined carefully; 1865
(with 1867 updates?), 1870? voter lists with names, occupations,
house numbers; 1792 tax list with no or very few Jewish names,
including nearby villages; 1789-1790 tax list (excerpt), no Jewish
names (Teki Schneidra syg. 1363 and 1364)

Sambor: 1818 house value/tax calculations with names, occupations,
house numbers; undated pre-surname tax list; 1849 house tax list with
no or very few Jewish names (Teki Schneidra syg. 1418)

Stary Sambor (Stare Miasto): 1861, 1867, 1870s? voter lists with
names, occupations, house numbers; 1789 tavern owners (Teki
Schneidra syg. 1515)

Strzyzow: 1807 document concerning Jewish settlers in Strzyzow
Gemeinde, with house numbers, places of settlement, date of
settlement (18th century), other info (Teki Schneidra syg. 455)

Zolynia: 1832 tax list (AGAD
https://szukajwarchiwach.pl/1/350/0/-/23); 1835 tax list (AGAD
https://szukajwarchiwach.pl/1/350/0/-/26)

Misc: 1765 statistical information about the Jewish populations of the
following towns in Belz and Lubaczow districts and villages near them:
Augustow/Mosty, Cieszanow, Jarczow, Jozefow, Lipsko, Lubaczow,
Lubycza, Magurow, Mosty/Augustow, Niemirow, Oleszczyce, Potok,
Rawa Ruska, Wielkie Oczy, Tomaszow, and Uchrow. The only names
listed are a few people per town involved in carrying out the census,
some Jewish, some with titles such as rabbi or judge. (Teki Schneidra
syg. 1259); 1766 statistical information (largely in narrative form)
about the Jewish populations of towns in woj. Ruskie and Braclaw,
with some Jewish names (possibly people involved in carrying out the
census), have not examined carefully (Teki Schneidra syg. 1259)

For the above towns, I did not see any other documents with Jewish
genealogical content in the files whose archival signatures are
listed.

I also examined the Kornalowice sections of Teki Schneidra syg. 777
and 778 but did not see any documents with Jewish genealogical
content (and did not photograph any documents).

In the near future, I will write in more detail about my experience with
the Teki Antoniego Schneidra collection in Wawel, which covers
numerous other Galician towns. Exploring it effectively requires the
use of multiple inventories (including one that is partly incorrect).
This collection would be a good candidate for a large-scale project
covering many towns, and I will address what I think are some
important considerations before organizing such a project or privately
hiring a researcher to work with this collection.

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


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia 1764-1766 Jewish censuses for certain towns in Poland, Galicia, Podolia, Volhynia #galicia

Logan J. Kleinwaks
 

I recently photographed 1764-1766 censuses of Jews in towns owned by
August Aleksander Czartoryski while at AGAD in Warsaw. The censuses
have not yet been indexed and I am not able to respond to lookup requests.
I will try to distribute the images to people who can organize indexing,
provided we receive the necessary permission, and a full announcement
should follow when indexing is complete. Thanks very much to the
archivists at AGAD for their generous assistance.

The following towns are included (some with nearby villages):

Kingdom of Poland: Baranow (Lublin), Konskowola (Lublin) + Wlostowice,
Miedzyrzec Podlaski (Siedlce), Staszow (Radom).

Galicia: Berezhany/Brzezany, Jaroslaw + villages, Kalush/Kalusz,
Narayev/Narajow, Peremyshlyany/Przemyslany, Sieniawa + villages, Skole
+ villages, Tarnoruda.

Podolia: Hraniv/Granow + villages, Letychiv/Latyczow,
Medzhybizh/Miedzyboz + villages, Nikolayev/Mikolajow, Sataniv/Satanow,
Stara Sinyava/Stara Sieniawa + villages.

Volhynia: Klevan/Klewan

These censuses are not mere statistical summaries, but generally list
names of members of households and identify their relationships.
Approximately 10,000-20,000 names are listed. There are often house
numbers and occupations. Ages are given only for Letychiv/Latyczow.

Note that in Medzhybizh/Miedzyboz, several names include "Balszemow"
or similar, but I have not examined these closely.

The bound volume of these censuses is part of the Lancut Potocki family
collection at AGAD, see https://szukajwarchiwach.pl/1/350/0/-/168.
August Aleksander Czartoryski's daughter Elzbieta/Izabela Czartoryska
Lubomirska was owner of Lancut and maternal grandmother of Alfred
Wojciech Potocki. I examined and photographed numerous other items
from the Lancut Potocki collection, pertaining to Lancut itself, and will
write about them separately.

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


Kutno documents recently acquired #general

Logan J. Kleinwaks
 

This is a brief summary of Kutno documents that I recently examined
and, unless otherwise noted, photographed at the Kutno branch of AP
Plock. Several have significant Jewish genealogical content. The
documents have not yet been indexed and I am not able to respond to
lookup requests. I will try to distribute the images to people who
can organize indexing, provided we receive the necessary permission,
and a full announcement should follow when indexing is complete.
Thanks very much to the archivists in Kutno for their generous
assistance.

1796 census of Kutno Jews and associated documents, showing families
with ages (patronymics, essentially no surnames),
https://szukajwarchiwach.pl/51/2/0/-/11

1926-1927 Kutno Jewish births, marriages, and deaths, generally with
ages and parents' names (including mothers' maiden names),
https://szukajwarchiwach.pl/51/2/0/-/830

1831-1832 Kutno Jewish marriage documents in narrative form, at least
some (all?) of which do not appear in the indexed marriage records for
this period on JRI-Poland >from FHL microfilm 730043,
https://szukajwarchiwach.pl/51/2/0/-/82

1799-1805 documents concerning Kutno Jewish "legitimations scheinen"
with a small number of names, including surnames and ages,
https://szukajwarchiwach.pl/51/2/0/-/23

c. 1799 documents concerning Kutno Jewish marriage concessions,
apparently no information about specific marriages,
https://szukajwarchiwach.pl/51/2/0/-/22

1808, 1816 lists of Kutno citizens regarding voting rights, apparently
very few if any Jews, https://szukajwarchiwach.pl/51/2/0/-/54

1807-1808 documents concerning the oath of allegiance to Frederick
Augustus, apparently very few if any Jews,
https://szukajwarchiwach.pl/51/2/0/-/30

I also examined https://szukajwarchiwach.pl/51/2/0/-/821 and
https://szukajwarchiwach.pl/51/2/0/-/822, which contain documents from
the civil registry office >from 1863-1928, but did not see any Jewish
content and did not photograph them.

Logan Kleinwaks
Descendant of CWANG, DAWIDOWICZ, FAST, JADWISZ, KALISZKA, ZYMER >from Kutno
kleinwaks@alumni.princeton.edu
near Washington, D.C.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Kutno documents recently acquired #general

Logan J. Kleinwaks
 

This is a brief summary of Kutno documents that I recently examined
and, unless otherwise noted, photographed at the Kutno branch of AP
Plock. Several have significant Jewish genealogical content. The
documents have not yet been indexed and I am not able to respond to
lookup requests. I will try to distribute the images to people who
can organize indexing, provided we receive the necessary permission,
and a full announcement should follow when indexing is complete.
Thanks very much to the archivists in Kutno for their generous
assistance.

1796 census of Kutno Jews and associated documents, showing families
with ages (patronymics, essentially no surnames),
https://szukajwarchiwach.pl/51/2/0/-/11

1926-1927 Kutno Jewish births, marriages, and deaths, generally with
ages and parents' names (including mothers' maiden names),
https://szukajwarchiwach.pl/51/2/0/-/830

1831-1832 Kutno Jewish marriage documents in narrative form, at least
some (all?) of which do not appear in the indexed marriage records for
this period on JRI-Poland >from FHL microfilm 730043,
https://szukajwarchiwach.pl/51/2/0/-/82

1799-1805 documents concerning Kutno Jewish "legitimations scheinen"
with a small number of names, including surnames and ages,
https://szukajwarchiwach.pl/51/2/0/-/23

c. 1799 documents concerning Kutno Jewish marriage concessions,
apparently no information about specific marriages,
https://szukajwarchiwach.pl/51/2/0/-/22

1808, 1816 lists of Kutno citizens regarding voting rights, apparently
very few if any Jews, https://szukajwarchiwach.pl/51/2/0/-/54

1807-1808 documents concerning the oath of allegiance to Frederick
Augustus, apparently very few if any Jews,
https://szukajwarchiwach.pl/51/2/0/-/30

I also examined https://szukajwarchiwach.pl/51/2/0/-/821 and
https://szukajwarchiwach.pl/51/2/0/-/822, which contain documents from
the civil registry office >from 1863-1928, but did not see any Jewish
content and did not photograph them.

Logan Kleinwaks
Descendant of CWANG, DAWIDOWICZ, FAST, JADWISZ, KALISZKA, ZYMER >from Kutno
kleinwaks@alumni.princeton.edu
near Washington, D.C.

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