Date   
Next Meeting of the JGSGB #general

Thomas F. Weiss
 

Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Boston

presents

Genealogical Treasure Troves of Israel:
How to Use Them Here and There

Dr. Martha Lev-Zion

Sunday, March 13, 2005
1:30-4:30 PM
Temple Reyim, Newton

Israel offers an amazing array of genealogical resources. In addition to major
repositories such as the Central Archives of the Jewish People, every kibbutz,
every association of Shoah survivors, every Jewish youth movement, every Jewish
organization, active or dormant, has an archive with priceless material. The
Israel Genealogical Society has posted on its website a thorough survey of
available archives in Israel. This talk will tell you which resources are likely
to be most useful to you (for example, the new Yad Vashem database), which ones
make their data available online, how to discover hidden ways to access online
databases, and how to use other internet facilities to plan in advance for a
research trip to Israel.

Dr. Martha Lev-Zion is an historian of modern European intellectual history. She
is the founder and president of the Israel Genealogical Society of the Negev,
serves on the board of directors of the International Association of Jewish
Genealogical Societies, and was a key organizer of the IAJGS Conference on Jewish
Genealogy in Jerusalem last summer. She is a former president of the Latvia SIG
and a member of the steering committee of the Courland Research Group. She will be
happy to answer questions on Latvian and Courland research.

Temple Reyim, 1860 Washington Street (Route 16), Newton, is near Newton-Wellesley
Hospital and the Woodland stop on the Riverside Green Line, as well as a short
ride >from Route 128 at Exit 21.

Admission is free for members, $5 for non-members.
Refreshments will be served.

Upcoming programs:

Tuesday, April 12, 2005, 6:30-9:00 PM
Research Workshop at the National Archives in
Waltham, 380 Trapelo Road

Thursday, May 19, 2005, 7:00-9:30 PM at Temple Reyim

"Genealogical Adventures in Poland" by Yale Reisner
(visiting >from Poland)


Tom Weiss
Newton, MA
USA
tfweiss@...

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Next Meeting of the JGSGB #general

Thomas F. Weiss
 

Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Boston

presents

Genealogical Treasure Troves of Israel:
How to Use Them Here and There

Dr. Martha Lev-Zion

Sunday, March 13, 2005
1:30-4:30 PM
Temple Reyim, Newton

Israel offers an amazing array of genealogical resources. In addition to major
repositories such as the Central Archives of the Jewish People, every kibbutz,
every association of Shoah survivors, every Jewish youth movement, every Jewish
organization, active or dormant, has an archive with priceless material. The
Israel Genealogical Society has posted on its website a thorough survey of
available archives in Israel. This talk will tell you which resources are likely
to be most useful to you (for example, the new Yad Vashem database), which ones
make their data available online, how to discover hidden ways to access online
databases, and how to use other internet facilities to plan in advance for a
research trip to Israel.

Dr. Martha Lev-Zion is an historian of modern European intellectual history. She
is the founder and president of the Israel Genealogical Society of the Negev,
serves on the board of directors of the International Association of Jewish
Genealogical Societies, and was a key organizer of the IAJGS Conference on Jewish
Genealogy in Jerusalem last summer. She is a former president of the Latvia SIG
and a member of the steering committee of the Courland Research Group. She will be
happy to answer questions on Latvian and Courland research.

Temple Reyim, 1860 Washington Street (Route 16), Newton, is near Newton-Wellesley
Hospital and the Woodland stop on the Riverside Green Line, as well as a short
ride >from Route 128 at Exit 21.

Admission is free for members, $5 for non-members.
Refreshments will be served.

Upcoming programs:

Tuesday, April 12, 2005, 6:30-9:00 PM
Research Workshop at the National Archives in
Waltham, 380 Trapelo Road

Thursday, May 19, 2005, 7:00-9:30 PM at Temple Reyim

"Genealogical Adventures in Poland" by Yale Reisner
(visiting >from Poland)


Tom Weiss
Newton, MA
USA
tfweiss@...

Brandson, Katz, Sher #latvia

Chaim freedman
 

I realise that Sher was a fairly common name in Latvia and Lithuania
but I wonder if someone may have encountered a family in Latvia whom
I may be descended from. My grandmother had a greataunt Beila (Bessie)
BRANDSON who was born in 1850, probably in Libau (Liepaja), and died
in 1920 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Her parents, listed on her death record were Isaac KATZ and Dinah SHER.
I know nothing about them, when or even where they lived, possibly Libau
or nearby Priekule where my grandmother Khaya-Reeva (Annie) FREEDMAN,
nee KVINT was born in 1885.

Chaim Freedman
Petah Tikvah, Israel
chaimjan@...

Latvia SIG #Latvia Brandson, Katz, Sher #latvia

Chaim freedman
 

I realise that Sher was a fairly common name in Latvia and Lithuania
but I wonder if someone may have encountered a family in Latvia whom
I may be descended from. My grandmother had a greataunt Beila (Bessie)
BRANDSON who was born in 1850, probably in Libau (Liepaja), and died
in 1920 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Her parents, listed on her death record were Isaac KATZ and Dinah SHER.
I know nothing about them, when or even where they lived, possibly Libau
or nearby Priekule where my grandmother Khaya-Reeva (Annie) FREEDMAN,
nee KVINT was born in 1885.

Chaim Freedman
Petah Tikvah, Israel
chaimjan@...

Nathan JOFFE #latvia

Robin Joffe <jofferobin@...>
 

I had sent a request to find Nathan JOFFE info >from the archives
(through the Latvian Embassy) but no luck. Now I am using a Law
Firm who is trying to find details. They still have no reply
after a year. If anyone knows of the JOFFE family (not sure >from
what part of the country. Born Dec. 12, 1891 and left for US in
1908. Apparantly family had an Ice Cream shop in Riga but can't
confirm that. They lived in Brooklyn in NY. I am trying to find
any info on Nathan.

Thanks

Robin Joffe <jofferobin@...>

Latvia SIG #Latvia Nathan JOFFE #latvia

Robin Joffe <jofferobin@...>
 

I had sent a request to find Nathan JOFFE info >from the archives
(through the Latvian Embassy) but no luck. Now I am using a Law
Firm who is trying to find details. They still have no reply
after a year. If anyone knows of the JOFFE family (not sure >from
what part of the country. Born Dec. 12, 1891 and left for US in
1908. Apparantly family had an Ice Cream shop in Riga but can't
confirm that. They lived in Brooklyn in NY. I am trying to find
any info on Nathan.

Thanks

Robin Joffe <jofferobin@...>

old German handwriting #germany

Zeev Raphael <zeevra@...>
 

Our MODERATOR wrote: "I believe that "Gothic" is not the word that best describes
old German handwriting but lack the time to look up the correct spelling of the
other word." [But I should have written: For more on old German handwriting
use the links at the GerSIG website:

http://www.jewishgen.org/GerSIG/script.htm MOD1]

I think the name may be S?tterlin Schrift. See this site:

http://www.peter-doerling.de/Lese/Sutterlin.htm

Best regards, Zeev Raphael, Haifa zeevra@...

German SIG #Germany old German handwriting #germany

Zeev Raphael <zeevra@...>
 

Our MODERATOR wrote: "I believe that "Gothic" is not the word that best describes
old German handwriting but lack the time to look up the correct spelling of the
other word." [But I should have written: For more on old German handwriting
use the links at the GerSIG website:

http://www.jewishgen.org/GerSIG/script.htm MOD1]

I think the name may be S?tterlin Schrift. See this site:

http://www.peter-doerling.de/Lese/Sutterlin.htm

Best regards, Zeev Raphael, Haifa zeevra@...

Re: Emigration to UK in 1938 #austria-czech

Richard Gaskell <rgaskell@...>
 

You will find a wealth of related information about this at
Richard Gaskell's web site:

http://www.geocities.com/czechandslovakthings/WW2_aguide.htm

bonne chance,

Karel Vanek
Belleville
Canada
Thanks for the plug Karel! :-)

I was actually already "on the case", so back to the original posting by
Peter Bakos:

The specifics are that a Franz Hans Podwinetz is shown on his police
residential record as having gone to England in May 1938. There is no
further mention of him.
Unfortunately I could find no reference to a Franz Hans PODWINETZ in any
material I have or at the National Archive / Public Record Office (BCRC/CRTF
files; Tribunals for Aliens/Internment; Post-war naturalisations). In fact
the only mention of the name PODWINETZ at all came >from the section on
Aliens left at liberty in the UK after review:

PRO reference: HO 396/68 (869+870)
PODWINETZ Johanna
Born: 6th May 1899. Vienna.
Nationality: German formerly Austrian
Police Regn.Cert.No.: 727746
Home Office reference: P.9688
Address: Arden Close, Gilberts Green, Tamworth-in-Arden.
Normal occupation: ----
Present occupation: ----
Exempt >from internment. 13th November 1939.

Regards
Richard Gaskell
London, UK.

Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Re: Emigration to UK in 1938 #austria-czech

Richard Gaskell <rgaskell@...>
 

You will find a wealth of related information about this at
Richard Gaskell's web site:

http://www.geocities.com/czechandslovakthings/WW2_aguide.htm

bonne chance,

Karel Vanek
Belleville
Canada
Thanks for the plug Karel! :-)

I was actually already "on the case", so back to the original posting by
Peter Bakos:

The specifics are that a Franz Hans Podwinetz is shown on his police
residential record as having gone to England in May 1938. There is no
further mention of him.
Unfortunately I could find no reference to a Franz Hans PODWINETZ in any
material I have or at the National Archive / Public Record Office (BCRC/CRTF
files; Tribunals for Aliens/Internment; Post-war naturalisations). In fact
the only mention of the name PODWINETZ at all came >from the section on
Aliens left at liberty in the UK after review:

PRO reference: HO 396/68 (869+870)
PODWINETZ Johanna
Born: 6th May 1899. Vienna.
Nationality: German formerly Austrian
Police Regn.Cert.No.: 727746
Home Office reference: P.9688
Address: Arden Close, Gilberts Green, Tamworth-in-Arden.
Normal occupation: ----
Present occupation: ----
Exempt >from internment. 13th November 1939.

Regards
Richard Gaskell
London, UK.

The Pinkeltrager of Gut Miskowitz - Tabor Kreis #austria-czech

Celia Male <celiamale@...>
 

Last night I wrote about the possible meaning of
Beunkel/Binkeltrager as a lower form of Hausierer or
pedlar: "Hence in Binkel or Buenkelgehen; Binkel is a
'hold-all' or carrier, so a Buenkelgeher must be the
same a Hausierer. Perhaps he collected rags etc as
opposed to selling items; the seller might have been
higher up the employment ladder!

The word has a pejorative meaning; I have come across
it recently in the phrase Binkel-Jude re immigration
of unwanted Soviet Jews into Austria".

I now have a possible confirmation of this view:

I had noticed that Gut Miskowitz, Tabor Kreis
[Mylskovice] with 32 Jewish families listed in the
1793 census had no fewer than 9 Pinkeltrager.
I have never seen such a cluster before!

Looking at Jiri Fiedler's book on the the Jewish
Sights of Bohemia and Moravia I read:

"The Jewish population increased at the turn of the
18th and 19th century after the arrival of Jewish
families >from Galicia."

So I conclude, perhaps incorrectly, that the
Pinkeltrager of Miskowitz were the bottom of the heap
ie the poor Galician Jews who had arrived and settled
in "town". The home-grown Bohemian pedlars were graced
with the superior word "Hausierer"!

Plus ca change, plus c'est la meme chose!

Now to give the poor Galician? Pinkeltrager and
Bettel-manner [beggars] of Miskowitz their hour of
glory, I am delighted to record their names here for
posterity:

Jacob GOTTLIEB; Dawid [sic] SCHWARZ; Michael
BARON; Benedikt KRAUS; Michal [sic] FRANKEL;
Israel DUBSKY; Benedikt KRASCHOPP; Jakob
FREUND; Jakob SPITALER

Bettelmann [beggar]:Joseph SCHONBAUM

and in the neighbouring village of Raudna [Roudna]
also on Gut Miskowitz: Wolf, Kopplman [sic] & Leopold
GROSSLICHT. Leopold was a Bettelmann.

Any descendants out there?

Celia Male [UK]

Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech The Pinkeltrager of Gut Miskowitz - Tabor Kreis #austria-czech

Celia Male <celiamale@...>
 

Last night I wrote about the possible meaning of
Beunkel/Binkeltrager as a lower form of Hausierer or
pedlar: "Hence in Binkel or Buenkelgehen; Binkel is a
'hold-all' or carrier, so a Buenkelgeher must be the
same a Hausierer. Perhaps he collected rags etc as
opposed to selling items; the seller might have been
higher up the employment ladder!

The word has a pejorative meaning; I have come across
it recently in the phrase Binkel-Jude re immigration
of unwanted Soviet Jews into Austria".

I now have a possible confirmation of this view:

I had noticed that Gut Miskowitz, Tabor Kreis
[Mylskovice] with 32 Jewish families listed in the
1793 census had no fewer than 9 Pinkeltrager.
I have never seen such a cluster before!

Looking at Jiri Fiedler's book on the the Jewish
Sights of Bohemia and Moravia I read:

"The Jewish population increased at the turn of the
18th and 19th century after the arrival of Jewish
families >from Galicia."

So I conclude, perhaps incorrectly, that the
Pinkeltrager of Miskowitz were the bottom of the heap
ie the poor Galician Jews who had arrived and settled
in "town". The home-grown Bohemian pedlars were graced
with the superior word "Hausierer"!

Plus ca change, plus c'est la meme chose!

Now to give the poor Galician? Pinkeltrager and
Bettel-manner [beggars] of Miskowitz their hour of
glory, I am delighted to record their names here for
posterity:

Jacob GOTTLIEB; Dawid [sic] SCHWARZ; Michael
BARON; Benedikt KRAUS; Michal [sic] FRANKEL;
Israel DUBSKY; Benedikt KRASCHOPP; Jakob
FREUND; Jakob SPITALER

Bettelmann [beggar]:Joseph SCHONBAUM

and in the neighbouring village of Raudna [Roudna]
also on Gut Miskowitz: Wolf, Kopplman [sic] & Leopold
GROSSLICHT. Leopold was a Bettelmann.

Any descendants out there?

Celia Male [UK]

Holitz/Holice #austria-czech

peter bakos <pgbakos@...>
 

Hello, once again.

Emil Podwinetz was born in Holitz/Holice around 1859. He died in Vienna on
the sixth of November 1910. He married Ida Haller in Prague around 1888
(their daughter Hedwig was born there on the third of March 1889.

Other than by searching for the marriage, which I will do on my next visit
to Prague, I would like to find the birth of Emil and determine if he had
any brothers or sisters.

The Gundacker list does not have Holice on it, so I suppose there are no
Jewish registers >from there.

The nearest bigger towns which are on the Gundacker list are Hradec Kralove
and Pardubice. But there are also other places. Anybody with ideas where
to search for this birth?

Thanks

Peter Bakos
Paris

Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Holitz/Holice #austria-czech

peter bakos <pgbakos@...>
 

Hello, once again.

Emil Podwinetz was born in Holitz/Holice around 1859. He died in Vienna on
the sixth of November 1910. He married Ida Haller in Prague around 1888
(their daughter Hedwig was born there on the third of March 1889.

Other than by searching for the marriage, which I will do on my next visit
to Prague, I would like to find the birth of Emil and determine if he had
any brothers or sisters.

The Gundacker list does not have Holice on it, so I suppose there are no
Jewish registers >from there.

The nearest bigger towns which are on the Gundacker list are Hradec Kralove
and Pardubice. But there are also other places. Anybody with ideas where
to search for this birth?

Thanks

Peter Bakos
Paris

Synagogue Lists for Altschul #austria-czech

samorai <samorai@...>
 

Would anybody know about possible existence of middle 19th c. lists of
rabbis, gabbais, etc. for the Altschul in Prague? Note. This is NOT the
famed Altneuschul, but the Liberal Judaism synagogue. It was frequented by
prominent philanthropists. It receives a brief mention in Hugo Stransky's
"The Religious Life in the Historic Lands" in Vol I of The Jews of
Czechoslovakia, Philadelphia: JPSA, 1968.

Paul King
Jerusalem

POLLAK - Prague
KONIG - Prague and Beraun Kreis
WEIL - Prague and Beraun Kreis
KOHN - Satec (Saaz) in early 19th c.

Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Synagogue Lists for Altschul #austria-czech

samorai <samorai@...>
 

Would anybody know about possible existence of middle 19th c. lists of
rabbis, gabbais, etc. for the Altschul in Prague? Note. This is NOT the
famed Altneuschul, but the Liberal Judaism synagogue. It was frequented by
prominent philanthropists. It receives a brief mention in Hugo Stransky's
"The Religious Life in the Historic Lands" in Vol I of The Jews of
Czechoslovakia, Philadelphia: JPSA, 1968.

Paul King
Jerusalem

POLLAK - Prague
KONIG - Prague and Beraun Kreis
WEIL - Prague and Beraun Kreis
KOHN - Satec (Saaz) in early 19th c.

Meeting of the IGS-Negev #general

martha <martha@...>
 

Meeting Announcement - March 2005

Israel Genealogical Society - Negev Branch
" HaHevra HaGenealogit HaIsraelit "

The next meeting of the IGS-Negev branch will take place:
Date: Wednesday, Mar. 2, 2005

Time: 20:00 (Library open >from 7:30)

Place: Kehilat Magen Avraham
Corner of Rehov Ad-Ad and Rehov Margalit Omer

The topic of the meeting will be: "Using online Israeli Databases: variations on
ways to search that improve success."

Please bring any problems and/or successes you have had using the Yad Vashem,
Knesset Shoah accounts, [Hebrew University] Dutch Jewry and other Israeli
databases. A sheet with search URLs will be distributed.

Phones for details or questions:
Martha Lev-Zion - 6460494
Shirley Rosen - 6422589

Visit the web site of IGS: www.isragen.org.il

Membership dues of NIS 220 for 2005 are still accepted if you haven't already
paid. Checks should be written to the order of the: Israel Genealogical Society.

The Israel Genealogy Society
P.O.Box 4270 Jerusalem 91041

Martha Lev-Zion

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Meeting of the IGS-Negev #general

martha <martha@...>
 

Meeting Announcement - March 2005

Israel Genealogical Society - Negev Branch
" HaHevra HaGenealogit HaIsraelit "

The next meeting of the IGS-Negev branch will take place:
Date: Wednesday, Mar. 2, 2005

Time: 20:00 (Library open >from 7:30)

Place: Kehilat Magen Avraham
Corner of Rehov Ad-Ad and Rehov Margalit Omer

The topic of the meeting will be: "Using online Israeli Databases: variations on
ways to search that improve success."

Please bring any problems and/or successes you have had using the Yad Vashem,
Knesset Shoah accounts, [Hebrew University] Dutch Jewry and other Israeli
databases. A sheet with search URLs will be distributed.

Phones for details or questions:
Martha Lev-Zion - 6460494
Shirley Rosen - 6422589

Visit the web site of IGS: www.isragen.org.il

Membership dues of NIS 220 for 2005 are still accepted if you haven't already
paid. Checks should be written to the order of the: Israel Genealogical Society.

The Israel Genealogy Society
P.O.Box 4270 Jerusalem 91041

Martha Lev-Zion

BIALYGen (Bialystok Region) Website Expanded #poland

Bialystoker
 

On 31 January, I announced the launching of the BIALYGen website at
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/bialygen/homepage.htm. Many of the
sections are works in progress. Little by little, we are making progress
in filling out the website.

I am pleased to announce the following additions to the website:

BIALYGen Publications
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
The Publications section has been initiated.
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/bialygen/Publications.htm

Regional Liquidation Office in Bialystok
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Sidney Zabludoff has located microfilms at the United States Holocaust
Memorial Museum in Washington, DC, which deal with post WWII claims of
seized property in the Bialystok area. Sidney has created a surname
index of individuals or heirs >from the BIALYGen region - Bialystok,
Bielsk Podlaski, and Sokolka districts - who in the early years after
WWII went to the local court to reclaim property seized by the Nazis and
others. The index also covers the Augustow district. Other districts of
Grajewo, Lomza, Suwalki, and Wysokie Mazowiecki have not been indexed,
but are catalogued by USHMM microfilm reel number and record number. For
each name, there are a number of legal documents filed with or by the
court. For those interested in obtaining individual files (in Polish)
that are identified in this surname index, Sidney will provide copies
for $15 per file, which will be donated to BIALYGen. See the website for
more information.
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/bialygen/RLO_USHMM.htm

Holocaust Survivor Testimonies Catalogue
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
The Jewish Historical Institute (JHI) in Warsaw holds 7,300 early
testimonies by Jews who survived the Holocaust and some Righteous
Gentiles who provided comfort to Jews. JHI has published three volumes
of summaries of this collection entitled "Holocaust Survivor Testimonies
Catalogue" covering 3,000 of the 7,300 testimonies. We have extracted
and indexed by surname all those testimonies of people >from the BIALYGen

region or people who spent part of the War in this region. The index
provides name of the person testifying, birthplace and year when
available, and places mentioned in testimony as well as document number
and language of testimony. See the website for more information.
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/bialygen/Testimonies.htm

Bialystok Cemeteries
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
The Cemetery section has its first entry. Here you will find a summary
of the Jewish Cemeteries of Bialystok written by Tomasz Wisniewski along
with photographs of those Cemeteries in contemporary times.
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/bialygen/BialCem.htm

Also, the Town table at
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/bialygen/Towns.htm and the Links
section at http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/bialygen/Links.htm have
been updated.

If your research interest is in the Bialystok (former Grodno Gubernia)
area, join our discussion group. >from our homepage at
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/bialygen/homepage.htm, click on
"Discussion forum."

Mark Halpern
BIALYGen Coordinator

JRI Poland #Poland BIALYGen (Bialystok Region) Website Expanded #poland

Bialystoker
 

On 31 January, I announced the launching of the BIALYGen website at
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/bialygen/homepage.htm. Many of the
sections are works in progress. Little by little, we are making progress
in filling out the website.

I am pleased to announce the following additions to the website:

BIALYGen Publications
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
The Publications section has been initiated.
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/bialygen/Publications.htm

Regional Liquidation Office in Bialystok
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Sidney Zabludoff has located microfilms at the United States Holocaust
Memorial Museum in Washington, DC, which deal with post WWII claims of
seized property in the Bialystok area. Sidney has created a surname
index of individuals or heirs >from the BIALYGen region - Bialystok,
Bielsk Podlaski, and Sokolka districts - who in the early years after
WWII went to the local court to reclaim property seized by the Nazis and
others. The index also covers the Augustow district. Other districts of
Grajewo, Lomza, Suwalki, and Wysokie Mazowiecki have not been indexed,
but are catalogued by USHMM microfilm reel number and record number. For
each name, there are a number of legal documents filed with or by the
court. For those interested in obtaining individual files (in Polish)
that are identified in this surname index, Sidney will provide copies
for $15 per file, which will be donated to BIALYGen. See the website for
more information.
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/bialygen/RLO_USHMM.htm

Holocaust Survivor Testimonies Catalogue
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
The Jewish Historical Institute (JHI) in Warsaw holds 7,300 early
testimonies by Jews who survived the Holocaust and some Righteous
Gentiles who provided comfort to Jews. JHI has published three volumes
of summaries of this collection entitled "Holocaust Survivor Testimonies
Catalogue" covering 3,000 of the 7,300 testimonies. We have extracted
and indexed by surname all those testimonies of people >from the BIALYGen

region or people who spent part of the War in this region. The index
provides name of the person testifying, birthplace and year when
available, and places mentioned in testimony as well as document number
and language of testimony. See the website for more information.
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/bialygen/Testimonies.htm

Bialystok Cemeteries
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
The Cemetery section has its first entry. Here you will find a summary
of the Jewish Cemeteries of Bialystok written by Tomasz Wisniewski along
with photographs of those Cemeteries in contemporary times.
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/bialygen/BialCem.htm

Also, the Town table at
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/bialygen/Towns.htm and the Links
section at http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/bialygen/Links.htm have
been updated.

If your research interest is in the Bialystok (former Grodno Gubernia)
area, join our discussion group. >from our homepage at
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/bialygen/homepage.htm, click on
"Discussion forum."

Mark Halpern
BIALYGen Coordinator