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Re: Naming pattern among Ashkenazic Jews #general

Adam Cherson
 

Dear Herbert,

Thanks for this summary.

I wonder what is the convention for a son's name if the father's father
is still alive, or mother's mother is still alive in the case of a
daughter?

Would it be the father's paternal grandfather's name for the son or the
mother's maternal grandmother's for the daughter?

Thanks,
Adam Cherson
NY, NY

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From: Herbert Lazerow <lazer@...>
Date: Tue, 4 Dec 2018 11:34:34 -0800

The naming pattern for eastern European Ashkenazi Jews was:
1. A child is named for a deceased ancestor or a deceased highly
respected person, but never for a living person. Subject to that rule:
2. The first son is named for its father's father; the second son
for its mother's father.
3. The first daughter is named for its mother's mother; the second
daughter for its father's mother.
4. If someone cannot have a namesake in the normal order of rules
2 or 3 because they are still alive at the appropriate time, the next
baby of the appropriate sex to be born after the death of that person
will be named for that person.
5. When the child's father dies during the pregnancy, the child is
named after the child's father if the child is a boy.
After that, I do not think there was a rule.
One must remember that this is only a custom. Individuals could,
and sometimes did, disregard custom.
Bert


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Naming pattern among Ashkenazic Jews #general

Adam Cherson
 

Dear Herbert,

Thanks for this summary.

I wonder what is the convention for a son's name if the father's father
is still alive, or mother's mother is still alive in the case of a
daughter?

Would it be the father's paternal grandfather's name for the son or the
mother's maternal grandmother's for the daughter?

Thanks,
Adam Cherson
NY, NY

---
From: Herbert Lazerow <lazer@...>
Date: Tue, 4 Dec 2018 11:34:34 -0800

The naming pattern for eastern European Ashkenazi Jews was:
1. A child is named for a deceased ancestor or a deceased highly
respected person, but never for a living person. Subject to that rule:
2. The first son is named for its father's father; the second son
for its mother's father.
3. The first daughter is named for its mother's mother; the second
daughter for its father's mother.
4. If someone cannot have a namesake in the normal order of rules
2 or 3 because they are still alive at the appropriate time, the next
baby of the appropriate sex to be born after the death of that person
will be named for that person.
5. When the child's father dies during the pregnancy, the child is
named after the child's father if the child is a boy.
After that, I do not think there was a rule.
One must remember that this is only a custom. Individuals could,
and sometimes did, disregard custom.
Bert


Re: Naming pattern among Ashkenazic Jews #general

Jenny Schwartzberg
 

Re the naming pattern for Ashkenazi Jews, I have a question. My
family has assumed that my great-grandparents Schwartzberg's first
two children, Sam and Sara, born in Gniewoszow/Granica, Russia-Poland,
in the 1890s, were named for my great-grandmother's parents, since she
was an orphan and my great-grandfather's parents were still living at
that time.

They were pretty religious >from all accounts since they brought two
Torahs with them to the US and had a mikveh bath in the basement of
their home in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.

Does the religiosity mean that they were more likely to have named for
the father's side of the family first?

Yours,
Jenny Schwartzberg
Chicago, IL


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Naming pattern among Ashkenazic Jews #general

Jenny Schwartzberg
 

Re the naming pattern for Ashkenazi Jews, I have a question. My
family has assumed that my great-grandparents Schwartzberg's first
two children, Sam and Sara, born in Gniewoszow/Granica, Russia-Poland,
in the 1890s, were named for my great-grandmother's parents, since she
was an orphan and my great-grandfather's parents were still living at
that time.

They were pretty religious >from all accounts since they brought two
Torahs with them to the US and had a mikveh bath in the basement of
their home in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.

Does the religiosity mean that they were more likely to have named for
the father's side of the family first?

Yours,
Jenny Schwartzberg
Chicago, IL


Chanukah in Galicia #galicia

Sharon Taylor
 

I am currently researching the celebration of Chanukah in Galicia. I
am looking for specifics, preferably >from first hand accounts. Does
anyone know of any family pages, Yizkor books or websites that
might have this specific information? My family was >from rural
eastern Galicia, so accounts >from that area would be especially
useful.

Many thanks!
Sharon Taylor
stay9045@...

Researching Nemeth, Ingier, Ungar, Kastenbaum, Wiesner and Fleissig


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Chanukah in Galicia #galicia

Sharon Taylor
 

I am currently researching the celebration of Chanukah in Galicia. I
am looking for specifics, preferably >from first hand accounts. Does
anyone know of any family pages, Yizkor books or websites that
might have this specific information? My family was >from rural
eastern Galicia, so accounts >from that area would be especially
useful.

Many thanks!
Sharon Taylor
stay9045@...

Researching Nemeth, Ingier, Ungar, Kastenbaum, Wiesner and Fleissig


JGSGP (Philadelphia) December 2018 Meeting #general

Marilyn Golden <mazergoldenjgsgp@...>
 

Date: Sunday, December 16, 2018
Time: 3:30 pm
Place: Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel
8339 Old York Road
Elkins Park, PA 19027
Speaker: Jeffrey Cymbler
Program: Topic: Passports for Life: The Bernese Group Rescue of
Polish Jews in WWII

Jeff earned his BA >from Yeshiva University and a JD degree >from Boston
University School of Law. A child of Holocaust survivors, he has been
an avid genealogist since 1983. Jeff was co-chair of the 11th Annual
Conference on Jewish Genealogy and Program Chairman of the 19th Annual
Conference on Jewish Genealogy. He was on the Editorial Boards of both
Jewish Roots in Ukraine and Moldova: Pages >from the Past and Archival
Inventories and Jewish Roots in Poland: Pages >from the Past and
Archival Inventories and authored chapter one of the latter book,
entitled, "Introduction to Polish-Jewish Genealogical Research."

Passports for Life is a presentation dedicated to the Polish
Envoy in Bern, Aleksander Lados, his subordinates, and members of the
Jewish community in Switzerland who in the war-time period acted hand
in hand in saving hundreds of European Jews. The members of the so
called "Bernese Group" embarked on an illicit operation aim=
ed at
massive forging of passports of Latin American countries and smuggling
them to the ghettos in Poland, Holland, France and other places in the
German-occupied Europe. A noticeable, yet differential, number of
bearers of the passports managed to survive the war. Some of survivors
are still alive today.
The presentation will depict the origins of the covert operation,
its protagonists, division of work among the members (half of them
were Polish Jews), modus operandi of the group and consequences of
their activity. A significant number of widely unknown documents and
photographs will accompany the presentation, including forged
passports, Nazi era postal communications >from Polish ghettos to
Switzerland, a database which is being developed of the passports,
diplomatic correspondence and ledgers of the names and personal data
of Jews for whom passports were procured.

Marilyn Golden
mazergoldenjgsgp@...


JGS of Georgia meeting Sun, Dec 16, 2018 #general

Peggy Freedman <peggyf@...>
 

On Sunday, December 16, Professor Ellie Schainker of Emory University
will speak to the JGS of Georgia on "Researching 19th Century Jewish
Life in the Russian Archives: Converts, Missionaries, and Religious
Disputes."

Professor Ellie Schainker has studied lives of ordinary Jews living in
Imperial Russia who chose to convert to Christianity. Using rare
materials >from archives in Russia and the United States, she has studied
converts >from among the lower classes and rural populations. These are
not successful professionals who converted to Christianity to pursue a
career, but cases of love with a Christian neighbor, people influenced
by missionaries, and people escaping bad marriages. Rather than being
expelled >from the community, many of these converts continued to live
near their parents and family.

Professor Schainker will share with us the kinds of material that can be
found in Russian Archives and the stories that she found while doing the
research for her book. This is a rare opportunity to hear about archival
research in Russia.

The meeting will be held at The Breman Museum, 1440 Spring Street,
Atlanta, GA. There will be mentoring and social time beginning at
1:00. Professor Schainker's talk will begin at 2:00.

The meeting is free for Members. For visitors, participation in this
event is included in the cost of general museum admission.

Peggy Mosinger Freedman
Jewish Genealogical Society of Georgia
http://jgsg.org/


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JGSGP (Philadelphia) December 2018 Meeting #general

Marilyn Golden <mazergoldenjgsgp@...>
 

Date: Sunday, December 16, 2018
Time: 3:30 pm
Place: Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel
8339 Old York Road
Elkins Park, PA 19027
Speaker: Jeffrey Cymbler
Program: Topic: Passports for Life: The Bernese Group Rescue of
Polish Jews in WWII

Jeff earned his BA >from Yeshiva University and a JD degree >from Boston
University School of Law. A child of Holocaust survivors, he has been
an avid genealogist since 1983. Jeff was co-chair of the 11th Annual
Conference on Jewish Genealogy and Program Chairman of the 19th Annual
Conference on Jewish Genealogy. He was on the Editorial Boards of both
Jewish Roots in Ukraine and Moldova: Pages >from the Past and Archival
Inventories and Jewish Roots in Poland: Pages >from the Past and
Archival Inventories and authored chapter one of the latter book,
entitled, "Introduction to Polish-Jewish Genealogical Research."

Passports for Life is a presentation dedicated to the Polish
Envoy in Bern, Aleksander Lados, his subordinates, and members of the
Jewish community in Switzerland who in the war-time period acted hand
in hand in saving hundreds of European Jews. The members of the so
called "Bernese Group" embarked on an illicit operation aim=
ed at
massive forging of passports of Latin American countries and smuggling
them to the ghettos in Poland, Holland, France and other places in the
German-occupied Europe. A noticeable, yet differential, number of
bearers of the passports managed to survive the war. Some of survivors
are still alive today.
The presentation will depict the origins of the covert operation,
its protagonists, division of work among the members (half of them
were Polish Jews), modus operandi of the group and consequences of
their activity. A significant number of widely unknown documents and
photographs will accompany the presentation, including forged
passports, Nazi era postal communications >from Polish ghettos to
Switzerland, a database which is being developed of the passports,
diplomatic correspondence and ledgers of the names and personal data
of Jews for whom passports were procured.

Marilyn Golden
mazergoldenjgsgp@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JGS of Georgia meeting Sun, Dec 16, 2018 #general

Peggy Freedman <peggyf@...>
 

On Sunday, December 16, Professor Ellie Schainker of Emory University
will speak to the JGS of Georgia on "Researching 19th Century Jewish
Life in the Russian Archives: Converts, Missionaries, and Religious
Disputes."

Professor Ellie Schainker has studied lives of ordinary Jews living in
Imperial Russia who chose to convert to Christianity. Using rare
materials >from archives in Russia and the United States, she has studied
converts >from among the lower classes and rural populations. These are
not successful professionals who converted to Christianity to pursue a
career, but cases of love with a Christian neighbor, people influenced
by missionaries, and people escaping bad marriages. Rather than being
expelled >from the community, many of these converts continued to live
near their parents and family.

Professor Schainker will share with us the kinds of material that can be
found in Russian Archives and the stories that she found while doing the
research for her book. This is a rare opportunity to hear about archival
research in Russia.

The meeting will be held at The Breman Museum, 1440 Spring Street,
Atlanta, GA. There will be mentoring and social time beginning at
1:00. Professor Schainker's talk will begin at 2:00.

The meeting is free for Members. For visitors, participation in this
event is included in the cost of general museum admission.

Peggy Mosinger Freedman
Jewish Genealogical Society of Georgia
http://jgsg.org/


ITMAN - JewishGen and Yad Vashem #general

Angie Elfassi
 

Hi,

On JewishGen, I have found the death of a relative
Itman, Jankelis s/o Abramas Ickas and Sore Etel died in Stakliskes
died 11th November 1930, aged 68 years.

On Yad Vashem I have found the death of
Chaim Yakov, born about 1882, husband of Henia, nee FINK. He was
murdered in 1942.

According to my records, 'my' Chaim Yankel ITMAN was married to Gena
Funkaite/Funk.

My records are taken >from JewishGen.

Any suggestion would be much appreciated about when Chaim Yakov actually
died.

Regards
Angie Elfassi
Yehud, Israel

Searching:
RAYKH-ZELIGMAN/RICHMAN, Stakliskes, Lithuania/Leeds
COHEN, Sakiai, Lithuania/Leeds
MAGIDOWITZ, Jurbarkas, Lithuania/Leeds
KASSIMOFF, Rezekne, Latvia/Leeds
ITMAN, Stakliskes, Lithuania/USA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen ITMAN - JewishGen and Yad Vashem #general

Angie Elfassi
 

Hi,

On JewishGen, I have found the death of a relative
Itman, Jankelis s/o Abramas Ickas and Sore Etel died in Stakliskes
died 11th November 1930, aged 68 years.

On Yad Vashem I have found the death of
Chaim Yakov, born about 1882, husband of Henia, nee FINK. He was
murdered in 1942.

According to my records, 'my' Chaim Yankel ITMAN was married to Gena
Funkaite/Funk.

My records are taken >from JewishGen.

Any suggestion would be much appreciated about when Chaim Yakov actually
died.

Regards
Angie Elfassi
Yehud, Israel

Searching:
RAYKH-ZELIGMAN/RICHMAN, Stakliskes, Lithuania/Leeds
COHEN, Sakiai, Lithuania/Leeds
MAGIDOWITZ, Jurbarkas, Lithuania/Leeds
KASSIMOFF, Rezekne, Latvia/Leeds
ITMAN, Stakliskes, Lithuania/USA


Re: Naming Pattern among Ashkenazic Jews #general

Judith Singer
 

I have never heard of a tradition that the mother could choose the
name of the first child and the father the second, or vice versa.
Among Eastern European Jews, most important was the custom that a
child not be named after a living relative - though two cousins might
both be named after the same grandfather, so duplication existed.
Generally, the first son was named after the paternal grandfather (if
he had died). In some families, the sons tended to be named after the
deceased relatives of the father and the girls after the deceased
relatives of the mother, in the order of grandparents first,
particularly revered ancestors next, then uncles and aunts of the
parents. In other families, all the children were named after the
deceased relatives of the father, leading to very clear naming
patterns detectable in successive generations. My experience is mainly
with Litvaks and the customs among Ukrainian or Romanian Jews or among
Chasidim might have been somewhat different.

JewishGen has some information about this at
https://www.jewishgen.org/InfoFiles/GivenNames/slide7.html and a few
subsequent slides. Both you and JewishGen refer to naming traditions
among "Ashkenazic Jews", but the Ashkenazim include German Jews, who
by the 19th century did not adhere strongly to naming traditions, and
a variety of Eastern and Central European Jews. Customs differed
somewhat >from region to region.

Judith Singer


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Naming Pattern among Ashkenazic Jews #general

Judith Singer
 

I have never heard of a tradition that the mother could choose the
name of the first child and the father the second, or vice versa.
Among Eastern European Jews, most important was the custom that a
child not be named after a living relative - though two cousins might
both be named after the same grandfather, so duplication existed.
Generally, the first son was named after the paternal grandfather (if
he had died). In some families, the sons tended to be named after the
deceased relatives of the father and the girls after the deceased
relatives of the mother, in the order of grandparents first,
particularly revered ancestors next, then uncles and aunts of the
parents. In other families, all the children were named after the
deceased relatives of the father, leading to very clear naming
patterns detectable in successive generations. My experience is mainly
with Litvaks and the customs among Ukrainian or Romanian Jews or among
Chasidim might have been somewhat different.

JewishGen has some information about this at
https://www.jewishgen.org/InfoFiles/GivenNames/slide7.html and a few
subsequent slides. Both you and JewishGen refer to naming traditions
among "Ashkenazic Jews", but the Ashkenazim include German Jews, who
by the 19th century did not adhere strongly to naming traditions, and
a variety of Eastern and Central European Jews. Customs differed
somewhat >from region to region.

Judith Singer


IAJGS Records Access Alert Postings November 2018 #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

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

+ (Canada) Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act
(PIPEDA) Rules Effective November 1, 2018

+ (Canada) Several Provincial Archives to Relocate/Close

+ (Canada) Statistics Canada Asked TransUnion Credit Bureau to Provide
Financial Transaction and Credit Histories Without Prior Consent

+ (Canada) Statistics Canada Transfers 1926 Prairie Census to Library and
Archives Canada- Online Database Expected March 2019

+ (Canada) Canadian Research knowledge Network Announced as of January 1,
2019 Canadian On line Free

+ (Europe) ITS Adds 900, 000 Post-War Records Making Over 2 Million
Records Available Online

+ (European Union) More on Blockchain Technology

+ European Union) EU Parliament and EU Council Pass Regulation 2018/1725 On
Processing Personal Data

+ (European Union) European Data Protection Board Issues Draft Guidelines
on Extra-Territorial Application of GDPR

+ (European Union) Google Charged by Seven Countries For Allegedly Tracking
Movements of Users In Violation of GDPR

+ 60 Minutes Episode on European Union's GDPR and Lack of Data Protection
in the United States

+ (European Union) Six-Months Post Start of GDPR Report Card; CNIL Ruling
Affects Adtech

+ (European Union ) Various Goings On in the European Union

+ (European Union-Romania) Romanian Data Protection Agency Used GDPR to
Reveal Sources on Alleged EU Fund Fraud Against Romania Politician

+ (France) Facebook to Give Special Access to French Regulators

+ (Germany) Response >from Hamburg Minister of Culture and Media About
Staatsarchiv Destruction of One Million Death Records

+ (Malta) Justice Minister Introduces Right to be Forgotten by Ministerial
Decree

+ Reclaim The Records Files FOIA Lawsuit--US Department of Veterans Affairs

+ Reclaim the Records Gets New York State Marriage Index 1881--1965 and
Files Another Law Suit

+ (Scotland) Scottish Indexes Criminal Database

+ (UK) General Register Office (GRO) Purportedly Missing Thousands of
Birth Records

+ (US) Harvard Law School Opens Up its Federal and State Court Cases Online
for Free

+ (US) Senate Bill S2374, Improper Payments Elimination and Recovery
Amended Passed by Committee to Full Senate

+ (US) Senator Wyden Introduces Consumer Privacy Act

+ (US) Supreme Court Declines to Review Decision That Approved Obama-era
Net Neutrality Rules

+ (US) Supreme Court Declines Trump Administration Request to Delay Trial on
2020 US Census and Citizenship Question

+ (US) USCIS Proposed Rule on Genealogy Index Search Request and
Genealogy Records Request

+ (US) Trump Administration Suggested Sharing Census Responses with Law
Enforcement, Court Documents Show

+ (US-California) Digital Archive of California and Calisphere

+ (US-Maine) First State To Use Ranked- Choice Voting in a General Election

+ (US-NH) New Hampshire Approves Constitutional Amendment on Right to
Privacy

IAJGS opened its Records Access Alerts to anyone who is interested. This
was announced previously. We now have subscribers >from many genealogical
organizations not previously able to subscribe. To be on top of what is
happening I encourage you to register for the Records Access Alerts to
receive the information in a timely manner. If you are interested in any of
the above items, please register for the IAJGS Records Access Alert and look
at them in the archives. To register for the IAJGS Records Access Alert go
to: http://lists.iajgs.org/mailman/listinfo/records-access-alerts and
follow the instructions to enter your email address, full name and which
genealogical organization you belong to-a society, SIG or a subscriber of
JewishGen, Avotaynu Online, Legal Genealogist etc. You will receive an
email response that you have to reply to, or the subscription will not be
finalized. The alerts are archived and once you register you may access the
archives at: http://lists.iajgs.org/mailman/private/records-access-alerts/

The IAJGS Records Access Alert is not a daily announcement list. Depending
on what happens worldwide, there may be no postings for several days and
other times there may be several in one day.

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

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen IAJGS Records Access Alert Postings November 2018 #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

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

+ (Canada) Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act
(PIPEDA) Rules Effective November 1, 2018

+ (Canada) Several Provincial Archives to Relocate/Close

+ (Canada) Statistics Canada Asked TransUnion Credit Bureau to Provide
Financial Transaction and Credit Histories Without Prior Consent

+ (Canada) Statistics Canada Transfers 1926 Prairie Census to Library and
Archives Canada- Online Database Expected March 2019

+ (Canada) Canadian Research knowledge Network Announced as of January 1,
2019 Canadian On line Free

+ (Europe) ITS Adds 900, 000 Post-War Records Making Over 2 Million
Records Available Online

+ (European Union) More on Blockchain Technology

+ European Union) EU Parliament and EU Council Pass Regulation 2018/1725 On
Processing Personal Data

+ (European Union) European Data Protection Board Issues Draft Guidelines
on Extra-Territorial Application of GDPR

+ (European Union) Google Charged by Seven Countries For Allegedly Tracking
Movements of Users In Violation of GDPR

+ 60 Minutes Episode on European Union's GDPR and Lack of Data Protection
in the United States

+ (European Union) Six-Months Post Start of GDPR Report Card; CNIL Ruling
Affects Adtech

+ (European Union ) Various Goings On in the European Union

+ (European Union-Romania) Romanian Data Protection Agency Used GDPR to
Reveal Sources on Alleged EU Fund Fraud Against Romania Politician

+ (France) Facebook to Give Special Access to French Regulators

+ (Germany) Response >from Hamburg Minister of Culture and Media About
Staatsarchiv Destruction of One Million Death Records

+ (Malta) Justice Minister Introduces Right to be Forgotten by Ministerial
Decree

+ Reclaim The Records Files FOIA Lawsuit--US Department of Veterans Affairs

+ Reclaim the Records Gets New York State Marriage Index 1881--1965 and
Files Another Law Suit

+ (Scotland) Scottish Indexes Criminal Database

+ (UK) General Register Office (GRO) Purportedly Missing Thousands of
Birth Records

+ (US) Harvard Law School Opens Up its Federal and State Court Cases Online
for Free

+ (US) Senate Bill S2374, Improper Payments Elimination and Recovery
Amended Passed by Committee to Full Senate

+ (US) Senator Wyden Introduces Consumer Privacy Act

+ (US) Supreme Court Declines to Review Decision That Approved Obama-era
Net Neutrality Rules

+ (US) Supreme Court Declines Trump Administration Request to Delay Trial on
2020 US Census and Citizenship Question

+ (US) USCIS Proposed Rule on Genealogy Index Search Request and
Genealogy Records Request

+ (US) Trump Administration Suggested Sharing Census Responses with Law
Enforcement, Court Documents Show

+ (US-California) Digital Archive of California and Calisphere

+ (US-Maine) First State To Use Ranked- Choice Voting in a General Election

+ (US-NH) New Hampshire Approves Constitutional Amendment on Right to
Privacy

IAJGS opened its Records Access Alerts to anyone who is interested. This
was announced previously. We now have subscribers >from many genealogical
organizations not previously able to subscribe. To be on top of what is
happening I encourage you to register for the Records Access Alerts to
receive the information in a timely manner. If you are interested in any of
the above items, please register for the IAJGS Records Access Alert and look
at them in the archives. To register for the IAJGS Records Access Alert go
to: http://lists.iajgs.org/mailman/listinfo/records-access-alerts and
follow the instructions to enter your email address, full name and which
genealogical organization you belong to-a society, SIG or a subscriber of
JewishGen, Avotaynu Online, Legal Genealogist etc. You will receive an
email response that you have to reply to, or the subscription will not be
finalized. The alerts are archived and once you register you may access the
archives at: http://lists.iajgs.org/mailman/private/records-access-alerts/

The IAJGS Records Access Alert is not a daily announcement list. Depending
on what happens worldwide, there may be no postings for several days and
other times there may be several in one day.

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

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


New data available from the Vilnius household registers project #general

Russ Maurer
 

LitvakSIG is very pleased to announce that batch 3 of the Vilnius
household register project, 5000 lines, is now available to qualified
donors. To help you decide if this batch is relevant to you,
we provide a full surname-frequency list of over 2000 surnames on the
VHR home page,
https://www.litvaksig.org/research/special-projects/vilnius-household-registers
(short URL: https://tinyurl.com/yab5ojnv).

During the period between WWI and WWII, Vilnius and adjoining
areas (that today are within eastern Lithuania and western Belarus)
were under Polish control. In Vilnius, the Poland imposed its system
of household registration for population registration and mobility
control >from 1919 to 1940. More than 13,000 household registers
have survived. They contain a treasure trove of information about
people who lived in or visited Vilnius. Typical records may include
the first and last name, maiden name, names of the parents including
the mother's maiden name, marital status, nationality and religion,
place and date of birth (or age), place of previous residence, date of
arrival to the lodgings, date of leaving the lodgings and next destination.
We estimate that the collection, in all, contains several million entries,
perhaps a third of them for Jews.

Of particular note, because of the shifting national boundaries, the
Vilnius household registers (VHR) will be of interest to a wider
audience than one might imagine. There was no border between
Vilnius and the rest of interwar Poland. People flowed freely between
Vilnius and such other cities as Warsaw, Bialystok, Lodz, Lida, Disna,
Oshmiany, Minsk, and others. If your ancestors were anywhere in that
area between the wars, they could have stopped in Vilnius and made
an appearance in a household register.

Because this is a long-term project, we are releasing data 5,000 lines
at a time. The first batch was released during the IAJGS conference
in Warsaw in August. That batch is available free of charge, thanks
to a Rabbi Malcolm Stern grant awarded to the project. Batch 2 was
released a month ago. The data of each batch will be added to the
All-Lithuania database about 18 months after release, where it will
be searchable free of charge.

All necessary information about these data releases, including how to
become a qualified donor, can be found on our VHR home page
linked above. Any questions should be directed to me at
vhrproject@...

Russ Maurer
VHR project coordinator


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen New data available from the Vilnius household registers project #general

Russ Maurer
 

LitvakSIG is very pleased to announce that batch 3 of the Vilnius
household register project, 5000 lines, is now available to qualified
donors. To help you decide if this batch is relevant to you,
we provide a full surname-frequency list of over 2000 surnames on the
VHR home page,
https://www.litvaksig.org/research/special-projects/vilnius-household-registers
(short URL: https://tinyurl.com/yab5ojnv).

During the period between WWI and WWII, Vilnius and adjoining
areas (that today are within eastern Lithuania and western Belarus)
were under Polish control. In Vilnius, the Poland imposed its system
of household registration for population registration and mobility
control >from 1919 to 1940. More than 13,000 household registers
have survived. They contain a treasure trove of information about
people who lived in or visited Vilnius. Typical records may include
the first and last name, maiden name, names of the parents including
the mother's maiden name, marital status, nationality and religion,
place and date of birth (or age), place of previous residence, date of
arrival to the lodgings, date of leaving the lodgings and next destination.
We estimate that the collection, in all, contains several million entries,
perhaps a third of them for Jews.

Of particular note, because of the shifting national boundaries, the
Vilnius household registers (VHR) will be of interest to a wider
audience than one might imagine. There was no border between
Vilnius and the rest of interwar Poland. People flowed freely between
Vilnius and such other cities as Warsaw, Bialystok, Lodz, Lida, Disna,
Oshmiany, Minsk, and others. If your ancestors were anywhere in that
area between the wars, they could have stopped in Vilnius and made
an appearance in a household register.

Because this is a long-term project, we are releasing data 5,000 lines
at a time. The first batch was released during the IAJGS conference
in Warsaw in August. That batch is available free of charge, thanks
to a Rabbi Malcolm Stern grant awarded to the project. Batch 2 was
released a month ago. The data of each batch will be added to the
All-Lithuania database about 18 months after release, where it will
be searchable free of charge.

All necessary information about these data releases, including how to
become a qualified donor, can be found on our VHR home page
linked above. Any questions should be directed to me at
vhrproject@...

Russ Maurer
VHR project coordinator


Israel cemetery search #general

Trudy Barch
 

Hi friends,

Happy Chanukah to all.

1) Where would a family member that died after 1950 in Jerusalem, Israel
probably be buried?
I tried JewishGen database and had no luck. Where else should I look?

The name is Eleizer (or some similar spelling) WATSTEIN

2) Also twins that died at birth prior to 1905 in Jerusalem Palastine,
would there be a birth and death record for them?
If so, where would I find that information? Don't know if they were male
or female or one of each.

Thank you, Trudy Barch (FL)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Israel cemetery search #general

Trudy Barch
 

Hi friends,

Happy Chanukah to all.

1) Where would a family member that died after 1950 in Jerusalem, Israel
probably be buried?
I tried JewishGen database and had no luck. Where else should I look?

The name is Eleizer (or some similar spelling) WATSTEIN

2) Also twins that died at birth prior to 1905 in Jerusalem Palastine,
would there be a birth and death record for them?
If so, where would I find that information? Don't know if they were male
or female or one of each.

Thank you, Trudy Barch (FL)