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Recomended reading #general

MarvRavis@...
 

Genealogical research is really a form of history research.
Have come across an interesting book "The Historian as Detective...Essays on
Evidence", Robin Wicks, editor, Harper & Row.

Not a gene book, but relates experiences of historians in delving into
records and testimony and their efforts to filter out the truth. Some
chapters refere to popular
mystery fiction stories to illustrate research problems and likly solutions.


I have no vested interest in author or publisher.

Marvin Ravis
Las Vegas, NV


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Recomended reading #general

MarvRavis@...
 

Genealogical research is really a form of history research.
Have come across an interesting book "The Historian as Detective...Essays on
Evidence", Robin Wicks, editor, Harper & Row.

Not a gene book, but relates experiences of historians in delving into
records and testimony and their efforts to filter out the truth. Some
chapters refere to popular
mystery fiction stories to illustrate research problems and likly solutions.


I have no vested interest in author or publisher.

Marvin Ravis
Las Vegas, NV


Re: Is a Passenger Index Complete? #general

Stephen Landau <stephen.landau@...>
 

Related to this subject is the often overlooked "Record of Detained Alien
Passengers" document that is part of passenger manifests. This is a record
of those detained and the reasons for detention. On a copy of the document I
have, some were detained for up to 5 days, but most were released in hours
or a day or two.

The detention document included in the passenger manifest of the Kaiser
Wilhelm der Grosser, which arrived in NY harbor on July 9, 1902, lists
detentions almost exclusively for the purposes of a passenger being met by a
relative or friend. In my grandfather's case although the ship's arrival was
given as 11:45 a.m., he was not released until 1:40 in the afternoon when he
was released to his brother. The brother's address in NYC is given as was
the fact that he was fed a meal before he was released. Others were met by
husbands, brothers, uncles, aunts, fathers.

In sum, this document may contain useful information for your reasearch. So
when checking a manifest, look for a "Record of Detained Alien Passengers",
or some document to that effect.

Stephen Landau
White Plains, NY
stephen.landau@att.net
http://stephen.landau.home.att.net
http://roots.home.att.net

Researching:
LANDAU, Bochnia, Wisnicz [Nowy], Galicia, 1902 to US (NY)
WASSNER, Wielkie Oczy [Vilkutch], Galicia, 1900 to US (NY, MA)
GOLDSTEIN, Wielkie Oczy [Vilkutch], Galicia, 1903 to US (NY, MA)
MEINHARD[T], Gdow, Galicia, 1903+ to US (NY, NJ)



Michael Steinore < msteinor@teleport.com > wrote in message
news:38A7A3CA.60F9F777@teleport.com...

I'm most familiar with the port of New York passenger lists (T715) and
two sets of indexes to them: Soundex (T621) and Book Index (T612).

Here's my comment on whether passenger indexes are complete: they're
not.
SNIPPED


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Is a Passenger Index Complete? #general

Stephen Landau <stephen.landau@...>
 

Related to this subject is the often overlooked "Record of Detained Alien
Passengers" document that is part of passenger manifests. This is a record
of those detained and the reasons for detention. On a copy of the document I
have, some were detained for up to 5 days, but most were released in hours
or a day or two.

The detention document included in the passenger manifest of the Kaiser
Wilhelm der Grosser, which arrived in NY harbor on July 9, 1902, lists
detentions almost exclusively for the purposes of a passenger being met by a
relative or friend. In my grandfather's case although the ship's arrival was
given as 11:45 a.m., he was not released until 1:40 in the afternoon when he
was released to his brother. The brother's address in NYC is given as was
the fact that he was fed a meal before he was released. Others were met by
husbands, brothers, uncles, aunts, fathers.

In sum, this document may contain useful information for your reasearch. So
when checking a manifest, look for a "Record of Detained Alien Passengers",
or some document to that effect.

Stephen Landau
White Plains, NY
stephen.landau@att.net
http://stephen.landau.home.att.net
http://roots.home.att.net

Researching:
LANDAU, Bochnia, Wisnicz [Nowy], Galicia, 1902 to US (NY)
WASSNER, Wielkie Oczy [Vilkutch], Galicia, 1900 to US (NY, MA)
GOLDSTEIN, Wielkie Oczy [Vilkutch], Galicia, 1903 to US (NY, MA)
MEINHARD[T], Gdow, Galicia, 1903+ to US (NY, NJ)



Michael Steinore < msteinor@teleport.com > wrote in message
news:38A7A3CA.60F9F777@teleport.com...

I'm most familiar with the port of New York passenger lists (T715) and
two sets of indexes to them: Soundex (T621) and Book Index (T612).

Here's my comment on whether passenger indexes are complete: they're
not.
SNIPPED


Joseph Sherman article/Rakishok #southafrica

Dr Saul Issroff <saul@...>
 

------- Forwarded message follows -------
In message <s8a96293.008@vztlaw.com>, Tim Baker <tbaker@vztlaw.com>
writes

Dear Saul and Joyce,
Since you mention Joseph Sherman, thought I would forward this message to you,
in case you aren't aware of the Mendele Review site.

Tim

Forwarded Mail received from: Tim BakerDear Steven,
Maybe you already saw this when you were researching Joseph Sherman.
There is an amazing amount of information at this site (Mendele Review).
The specific page is: http://www2.trincoll.edu/~mendele/tmr/tmr03012.txt

Tim
______________

South African Literature in Yiddish and Hebrew
by Joseph Sherman

<snip>

Memoirs have always been a chief feature of all Yiddish literature, and
fifteen volumes of this genre have appeared in South Africa. The
motivation to produce these varied: some writers never really adjusted
to life in the harsh environment of Africa, and looked back with
nostalgia to that world they had left behind in Eastern Europe, so
savagely obliterated by the Holocaust. The horrors of the Holocaust
itself were movingly chronicled in two Yisker-bikher (Books of
Remembrance) edited by South Africans and published in Johannesburg:
_Yisker-bukh fun Rakishok un Umgegnt_ (Remembrance Book of Rakishok and
Environs) edited by Mendel Tabatznik (1952), and _Yisker-bukh Khelm_
(Chelm Remembrance Book), edited by Hersh Shisler (1954). Personal
Holocaust experiences were movingly chronicled by two survivors who
emigrated to South Africa after World War 2: Levi Shalit in two volumes
of essays, _A Yid in der Velt_ (A Jew in the World) (1972) and _Tsaytn
Dertseylen_ (Time's Tales) (1974) and David Wolpe, in several stories
which have appeared in South Africa, Israel and the United States.

Foremost among South African Yiddish writers of non-fiction was the
polemicist, researcher, and historian Leibl Feldman (1896-1975). Not
content with vigorously describing his own early adventures as a diamond
digger, Feldman, a passionately committed Yiddishist with strong Marxist
leanings, became the earliest chronicler of South African Jewish life.
He published five books of history, providing indispensable
documentation of early Jewish settlement in South Africa, particularly
in the ostrich boom town of Oudtshoorn (Cape) and the gold rush city of
Johannesburg (Transvaal) at the turn of the century. He also
investigated the history of the Indians in South Africa, and published a
controversial essay of generally unfavourable impressions after several
visits to the newly-founded State of Israel.

<snip>
--
Dr Saul Issroff


South Africa SIG #SouthAfrica Fwd: Joseph Sherman article/Rakishok #southafrica

Dr Saul Issroff <saul@...>
 

------- Forwarded message follows -------
In message <s8a96293.008@vztlaw.com>, Tim Baker <tbaker@vztlaw.com>
writes

Dear Saul and Joyce,
Since you mention Joseph Sherman, thought I would forward this message to you,
in case you aren't aware of the Mendele Review site.

Tim

Forwarded Mail received from: Tim BakerDear Steven,
Maybe you already saw this when you were researching Joseph Sherman.
There is an amazing amount of information at this site (Mendele Review).
The specific page is: http://www2.trincoll.edu/~mendele/tmr/tmr03012.txt

Tim
______________

South African Literature in Yiddish and Hebrew
by Joseph Sherman

<snip>

Memoirs have always been a chief feature of all Yiddish literature, and
fifteen volumes of this genre have appeared in South Africa. The
motivation to produce these varied: some writers never really adjusted
to life in the harsh environment of Africa, and looked back with
nostalgia to that world they had left behind in Eastern Europe, so
savagely obliterated by the Holocaust. The horrors of the Holocaust
itself were movingly chronicled in two Yisker-bikher (Books of
Remembrance) edited by South Africans and published in Johannesburg:
_Yisker-bukh fun Rakishok un Umgegnt_ (Remembrance Book of Rakishok and
Environs) edited by Mendel Tabatznik (1952), and _Yisker-bukh Khelm_
(Chelm Remembrance Book), edited by Hersh Shisler (1954). Personal
Holocaust experiences were movingly chronicled by two survivors who
emigrated to South Africa after World War 2: Levi Shalit in two volumes
of essays, _A Yid in der Velt_ (A Jew in the World) (1972) and _Tsaytn
Dertseylen_ (Time's Tales) (1974) and David Wolpe, in several stories
which have appeared in South Africa, Israel and the United States.

Foremost among South African Yiddish writers of non-fiction was the
polemicist, researcher, and historian Leibl Feldman (1896-1975). Not
content with vigorously describing his own early adventures as a diamond
digger, Feldman, a passionately committed Yiddishist with strong Marxist
leanings, became the earliest chronicler of South African Jewish life.
He published five books of history, providing indispensable
documentation of early Jewish settlement in South Africa, particularly
in the ostrich boom town of Oudtshoorn (Cape) and the gold rush city of
Johannesburg (Transvaal) at the turn of the century. He also
investigated the history of the Indians in South Africa, and published a
controversial essay of generally unfavourable impressions after several
visits to the newly-founded State of Israel.

<snip>
--
Dr Saul Issroff


Need Info on Adolph CZUKOR-famous Film Director #general

glosonc@...
 

Dear Genners;

I just found out that Adolph Czukor the film director was possibly a
distant cousin.
He was either a first or second cousin to Marton Lefkovits. Marton's mother
was Szerena Hollender. All >from Hungary.
Does anyone know of a website for looking up genealogy of people in the
movie industry. Any help would be appreciated.

George Losonci
Oak Park, Michigan
Glosonc@aol.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Need Info on Adolph CZUKOR-famous Film Director #general

glosonc@...
 

Dear Genners;

I just found out that Adolph Czukor the film director was possibly a
distant cousin.
He was either a first or second cousin to Marton Lefkovits. Marton's mother
was Szerena Hollender. All >from Hungary.
Does anyone know of a website for looking up genealogy of people in the
movie industry. Any help would be appreciated.

George Losonci
Oak Park, Michigan
Glosonc@aol.com


Re: A Success Story and Questions - Family Reunions #poland

Stanley Diamond
 

In a message dated 2/16/2000 12:00:57 PM agreengard@prodigy.net writes:

Now for my questions: we are contemplating having a worldwide reunion, but
none of us has any experience with this. Does anyone have any experience
conducting such a reunion? How long should it be? Are there
hotels/resorts
who specialize in this sort of thing? What types of activities should we
plan? What should the ratio of planned activities to informal
get-togethers
be? What types of activities should we hold for children etc., etc,?
While this question is probably off-topic for the JRI-Poland list, it is
certainly something most of us have thought about. As a result, I
would like to share with you an announcement >from the current
Eastman Newsletter. I am personally not familiar with the software
in question and provide the following without endorsement.

Stanley Diamond
Project Coordinator, Jewish Records Indexing - Poland

The following article is >from Eastman's Online Genealogy
Newsletter and is copyright 2000 by Richard W. Eastman. It is
re-published here with the permission of the author.

==========================================================

Subscription information: To subscribe to this free newsletter, to
cancel an existing subscription or to modify an existing
subscription in any way, go to:

http://rootscomputing.listbot.com


==========================

- Family Reunion Organizer

FormalSoft, Inc. recently announced a new program, called "Family
Reunion Organizer" for Windows. I had a chance to use the program
for a bit this week and must say that I fell in love with it.

Family Reunion Organizer is not a genealogy program, although
there are many similarities. As its name implies, it is a program
to organize and manage family reunions. It works equally well on
small reunions of a few people or large national or even
international surname societies. It is a program that combines
bits and pieces of a genealogy program, an address book, a
checkbook program, an expense account manager, a mailing list
manager, a badge printing program, a certificate-printing program,
a project manager and more. It isn't a "heavy duty" program at any
one of these tasks, yet it combines all of these functions into
one nice package.

Installing Family Reunion Organizer was easy, about the same as
any other modern Windows program. Once installed, the main screen
looks like a sheet of paper containing a checklist. The entries on
the checklist include:

* Getting Started
o Enter basic reunion information
o Enter family members into address book
o Create a reunion committee
* Initial Planning
o What type of reunion should we have?
o Send a survey to family for opinions and ideas
o Select a reunion theme
o Select the reunion dates
* Select the location for the reunion
o Go online for a list of possible reunion sites
o Select and reserve the reunion location
o Locate lodging for out of town guests
* Tell the family about the reunion
o Create an invitation
o Print mailing labels
o Print tri-fold addresses on the backs of mailings
o Create a family reunion Web page
o Announce reunion at Family-Reunion.com
o Send out a reminder
* Paying for your reunion
o Enter bank account information
o Create a budget
o Track expenses
o Create a shopping list
o Plan any fundraising activities
* Plan what to do at your reunion
o Schedule the meals and activities
o Assign duties to family members
o Check out ideas for things to do
o Visit Family-reunion.com message boards
* Final Preparations
o Prepare award certificates
o Print name tags
o Print sign-in sheets
* After the reunion
o Print evaluation forms
o Send thank you notes to the volunteers

The above list shows many of the program's capabilities. Each
activity can be checked off when it is completed, helping the user
to keep track of tasks. In addition, clicking on any of the above
items opens the menus for the section of the program to accomplish
that task. For instance, clicking on "Create an invitation" opens
a mini word processor with three boxes of text that you can fill
in: Opening text, Closing text and Contact information. Then there
are check boxes for such things as:

Include family reunion logo at the top
Include directions to the reunion site
Include lodging information
Include the schedule
Print a registration form on the invitation

There are further option for page layout, text font and title
font. The program also features a built-in spell checker.

Once you complete the above, Family Reunion Organizer prints a
personalized invitation for each person in the address book. The
output can be directed to the printer for immediate printing or to
a disk file that you can then edit in any word processor before
printing. If desired, you can add more graphics or a map or
include other materials using the tools built into your favorite
word processor.

The above describes only the features in "Create an invitation,"
but almost all the other menu choices have equally rich options.
You can create an address book. Even better, if your present
genealogy program has mailing addresses included, you can export
that data in a GEDCOM file and then read that file into Family
Reunion Organizer so that you do not have to re-enter all the
names and addresses manually. You can also use that same data >from
the GEDCOM file to print name badges of attendees.

I was particularly impressed with the capability of handling
reunion financials. While this program will never compete with
Quicken, it does have some nifty features. You can keep track of
funds in the checking account, create budgets and track expenses
paid against the plans, and more. It even can create shopping
lists, telling how many cans of spaghetti sauce or other needed
items to buy.

Finally, the list of printed reports available is extensive,
including:

* Address list of all individuals in the database
* Telephone list of all individuals in the database
* Mailing labels to be printed on gummed label stock
* Tri-fold address that print directly on the backs of
brochures to be mailed to invitees
* Invitations
* Reminders to be mailed just before the reunion
* Surveys
* Thank-you notes to be mailed after the reunion
* Schedule of events
* Assignments (who brings what or who is in charge of which
items)
* Committee members
* Budget
* Expense log
* Shopping list
* Sign-in sheets
* Nametags for each person (with an option for city and state
on each)
* Certificates (Longest distance traveled, oldest attendee,
winner of the sack race or whatever else you want)
* Evaluation form to be returned to the reunion organizers
after the reunion

Family Reunion Organizer is also tightly integrated with the
company's Web site at http://www.family-reunion.com. Here you will
find long lists of suitable locations in which to hold a reunion,
many ideas for planning purposes, and even a message board where
you can ask questions and exchange ideas with others.

The above description still doesn't cover all the features of
Family Reunion Organizer. I was impressed with the program. If you
have ever helped organize a family reunion, you will appreciate
the many features this software provides. If you are thinking of
organizing a reunion in the future, you could save yourself a lot
of wasted effort if you obtain this Windows program first. The
program also handles multiple reunions, in case you are involved
in more than just one.

There are a couple of competitive family reunion programs
available for $60 or $70 each. However, Family Reunion Organizer
is available for $29.95 (U.S. funds), plus shipping and handling.
Best of all, a free version can be downloaded online and taken for
a "test drive." You can try the program out for a while to see if
you like it before you purchase it. The demo version is limited to
5 families, but the full working version supports unlimited
families. The demo also includes a small sample database, so you
can try features without having to enter a bunch of information
yourself. The following features >from the full program are
disabled in the demo:

* GEDCOM Import into address book
* Backup/Restore
* Help files
* World Wide Website
* Word processing (RTF) export
* Spell checking
* Printouts have a "Family Reunion Organizer Demo Printout"
watermark on them

The best part is that the data you enter into the demo program is
preserved if you later upgrade to the full version. You do not
have to re-enter any data.

For more information or to download the demo version of Family
Reunion Organizer, go to: http://www.family-reunion.com


JRI Poland #Poland Re: A Success Story and Questions - Family Reunions #poland

Stanley Diamond
 

In a message dated 2/16/2000 12:00:57 PM agreengard@prodigy.net writes:

Now for my questions: we are contemplating having a worldwide reunion, but
none of us has any experience with this. Does anyone have any experience
conducting such a reunion? How long should it be? Are there
hotels/resorts
who specialize in this sort of thing? What types of activities should we
plan? What should the ratio of planned activities to informal
get-togethers
be? What types of activities should we hold for children etc., etc,?
While this question is probably off-topic for the JRI-Poland list, it is
certainly something most of us have thought about. As a result, I
would like to share with you an announcement >from the current
Eastman Newsletter. I am personally not familiar with the software
in question and provide the following without endorsement.

Stanley Diamond
Project Coordinator, Jewish Records Indexing - Poland

The following article is >from Eastman's Online Genealogy
Newsletter and is copyright 2000 by Richard W. Eastman. It is
re-published here with the permission of the author.

==========================================================

Subscription information: To subscribe to this free newsletter, to
cancel an existing subscription or to modify an existing
subscription in any way, go to:

http://rootscomputing.listbot.com


==========================

- Family Reunion Organizer

FormalSoft, Inc. recently announced a new program, called "Family
Reunion Organizer" for Windows. I had a chance to use the program
for a bit this week and must say that I fell in love with it.

Family Reunion Organizer is not a genealogy program, although
there are many similarities. As its name implies, it is a program
to organize and manage family reunions. It works equally well on
small reunions of a few people or large national or even
international surname societies. It is a program that combines
bits and pieces of a genealogy program, an address book, a
checkbook program, an expense account manager, a mailing list
manager, a badge printing program, a certificate-printing program,
a project manager and more. It isn't a "heavy duty" program at any
one of these tasks, yet it combines all of these functions into
one nice package.

Installing Family Reunion Organizer was easy, about the same as
any other modern Windows program. Once installed, the main screen
looks like a sheet of paper containing a checklist. The entries on
the checklist include:

* Getting Started
o Enter basic reunion information
o Enter family members into address book
o Create a reunion committee
* Initial Planning
o What type of reunion should we have?
o Send a survey to family for opinions and ideas
o Select a reunion theme
o Select the reunion dates
* Select the location for the reunion
o Go online for a list of possible reunion sites
o Select and reserve the reunion location
o Locate lodging for out of town guests
* Tell the family about the reunion
o Create an invitation
o Print mailing labels
o Print tri-fold addresses on the backs of mailings
o Create a family reunion Web page
o Announce reunion at Family-Reunion.com
o Send out a reminder
* Paying for your reunion
o Enter bank account information
o Create a budget
o Track expenses
o Create a shopping list
o Plan any fundraising activities
* Plan what to do at your reunion
o Schedule the meals and activities
o Assign duties to family members
o Check out ideas for things to do
o Visit Family-reunion.com message boards
* Final Preparations
o Prepare award certificates
o Print name tags
o Print sign-in sheets
* After the reunion
o Print evaluation forms
o Send thank you notes to the volunteers

The above list shows many of the program's capabilities. Each
activity can be checked off when it is completed, helping the user
to keep track of tasks. In addition, clicking on any of the above
items opens the menus for the section of the program to accomplish
that task. For instance, clicking on "Create an invitation" opens
a mini word processor with three boxes of text that you can fill
in: Opening text, Closing text and Contact information. Then there
are check boxes for such things as:

Include family reunion logo at the top
Include directions to the reunion site
Include lodging information
Include the schedule
Print a registration form on the invitation

There are further option for page layout, text font and title
font. The program also features a built-in spell checker.

Once you complete the above, Family Reunion Organizer prints a
personalized invitation for each person in the address book. The
output can be directed to the printer for immediate printing or to
a disk file that you can then edit in any word processor before
printing. If desired, you can add more graphics or a map or
include other materials using the tools built into your favorite
word processor.

The above describes only the features in "Create an invitation,"
but almost all the other menu choices have equally rich options.
You can create an address book. Even better, if your present
genealogy program has mailing addresses included, you can export
that data in a GEDCOM file and then read that file into Family
Reunion Organizer so that you do not have to re-enter all the
names and addresses manually. You can also use that same data >from
the GEDCOM file to print name badges of attendees.

I was particularly impressed with the capability of handling
reunion financials. While this program will never compete with
Quicken, it does have some nifty features. You can keep track of
funds in the checking account, create budgets and track expenses
paid against the plans, and more. It even can create shopping
lists, telling how many cans of spaghetti sauce or other needed
items to buy.

Finally, the list of printed reports available is extensive,
including:

* Address list of all individuals in the database
* Telephone list of all individuals in the database
* Mailing labels to be printed on gummed label stock
* Tri-fold address that print directly on the backs of
brochures to be mailed to invitees
* Invitations
* Reminders to be mailed just before the reunion
* Surveys
* Thank-you notes to be mailed after the reunion
* Schedule of events
* Assignments (who brings what or who is in charge of which
items)
* Committee members
* Budget
* Expense log
* Shopping list
* Sign-in sheets
* Nametags for each person (with an option for city and state
on each)
* Certificates (Longest distance traveled, oldest attendee,
winner of the sack race or whatever else you want)
* Evaluation form to be returned to the reunion organizers
after the reunion

Family Reunion Organizer is also tightly integrated with the
company's Web site at http://www.family-reunion.com. Here you will
find long lists of suitable locations in which to hold a reunion,
many ideas for planning purposes, and even a message board where
you can ask questions and exchange ideas with others.

The above description still doesn't cover all the features of
Family Reunion Organizer. I was impressed with the program. If you
have ever helped organize a family reunion, you will appreciate
the many features this software provides. If you are thinking of
organizing a reunion in the future, you could save yourself a lot
of wasted effort if you obtain this Windows program first. The
program also handles multiple reunions, in case you are involved
in more than just one.

There are a couple of competitive family reunion programs
available for $60 or $70 each. However, Family Reunion Organizer
is available for $29.95 (U.S. funds), plus shipping and handling.
Best of all, a free version can be downloaded online and taken for
a "test drive." You can try the program out for a while to see if
you like it before you purchase it. The demo version is limited to
5 families, but the full working version supports unlimited
families. The demo also includes a small sample database, so you
can try features without having to enter a bunch of information
yourself. The following features >from the full program are
disabled in the demo:

* GEDCOM Import into address book
* Backup/Restore
* Help files
* World Wide Website
* Word processing (RTF) export
* Spell checking
* Printouts have a "Family Reunion Organizer Demo Printout"
watermark on them

The best part is that the data you enter into the demo program is
preserved if you later upgrade to the full version. You do not
have to re-enter any data.

For more information or to download the demo version of Family
Reunion Organizer, go to: http://www.family-reunion.com


Re: Przemysl #galicia

Stanley Diamond
 

In a message dated 2/16/2000 12:00:36 PM EST, Wendy Hodgden
WendyNdHod@aol.com writes:

Has anyone done much research on Przemysl?? I am looking for
info on a family named Schatzmann >from there.
There is good news for researchers with an interest in the records
of the town of Przemysl and other towns whose Jewish vital records
are stored in the Przemysl branch of the Polish State Archives.

As a first step in the project to index the records in the Przemsyl
branch a detailed report of all the available records has been made
by the staff. This report includes the number of each type of record
for each year for each town.

The report has been mailed to Jewish Records Indexing - Poland.
After it has been received, a further announcement will be made
regarding the JRI-Poland / Polish State Archives project for this
branch.

The Jewish vital records of the town of Przemysl:

The Przemysl branch of the Archives holds the registers for the years
1790 to 1893. These have NOT been microfilmed by the Mormons.
(The later years are in the Przemysl Urzad Stanu Cywilnego (Civil
Records Office)

Please hold ALL questions about this project until the more detailed
announcement has been made. Your cooperation will be appreciated.

Stanley Diamond
Project Coordinator, Jewish Records Indexing - Poland


JRI Poland #Poland Re: Przemysl #poland

Stanley Diamond
 

In a message dated 2/16/2000 12:00:36 PM EST, Wendy Hodgden
WendyNdHod@aol.com writes:

Has anyone done much research on Przemysl?? I am looking for
info on a family named Schatzmann >from there.
There is good news for researchers with an interest in the records
of the town of Przemysl and other towns whose Jewish vital records
are stored in the Przemysl branch of the Polish State Archives.

As a first step in the project to index the records in the Przemsyl
branch a detailed report of all the available records has been made
by the staff. This report includes the number of each type of record
for each year for each town.

The report has been mailed to Jewish Records Indexing - Poland.
After it has been received, a further announcement will be made
regarding the JRI-Poland / Polish State Archives project for this
branch.

The Jewish vital records of the town of Przemysl:

The Przemysl branch of the Archives holds the registers for the years
1790 to 1893. These have NOT been microfilmed by the Mormons.
(The later years are in the Przemysl Urzad Stanu Cywilnego (Civil
Records Office)

Please hold ALL questions about this project until the more detailed
announcement has been made. Your cooperation will be appreciated.

Stanley Diamond
Project Coordinator, Jewish Records Indexing - Poland


A Success Story and Questions #poland

Tom and Alison Greengard <agreengard@...>
 

Dear All,
I would like to share a success story in that I have been able to trace,
along with the help of several JewishGener's, all known living Targownik
family members. Everyone can trace their genealogy back to two brothers
Szloma Targownik (b. 1793 in Miedzyrzec Podlaski, Poland) and Matys
Targownik (b. 1796 in Miedzyrzec Podlaski) who were sons of Josel and Jenty
Targownik. Most descendants went West, but my great-grandmother Chaya
Targownik Kaplan went East to Baranovich, Belarus. We have over 300 living
descendants that we currently know about who live in the US, Canada,
Argentina, Wales, England, South Africa and Israel.

Now for my questions: we are contemplating having a worldwide reunion, but
none of us has any experience with this. Does anyone have any experience
conducting such a reunion? How long should it be? Are there hotels/resorts
who specialize in this sort of thing? What types of activities should we
plan? What should the ratio of planned activities to informal get-togethers
be? What types of activities should we hold for children etc., etc,?

Please respond privately if your information is more appropriate to myself
alone.

Thank you all!

Alison Greengard
Lakewood, CO, USA
agreengard@prodigy.net

Researching:
KAPLAN >from Slonim, Novogroduk, and Baravonichi (Belarus)
PEKER >from Lyacovichi, Poland
TARGOWNIK >from Miedzyrzec Podlaski, Poland
FILUT >from Ciechanow, Poland
WISNJA >from Ciechanow, Poland


Re: Index of film 1,191,940 - Orla #poland

WendyNdHod@...
 

Has anyone done much research on Przemysl?? I am looking for info on a family
named Schatzmann >from there.

Thanks
Wendy Hodgden


JRI Poland #Poland A Success Story and Questions #poland

Tom and Alison Greengard <agreengard@...>
 

Dear All,
I would like to share a success story in that I have been able to trace,
along with the help of several JewishGener's, all known living Targownik
family members. Everyone can trace their genealogy back to two brothers
Szloma Targownik (b. 1793 in Miedzyrzec Podlaski, Poland) and Matys
Targownik (b. 1796 in Miedzyrzec Podlaski) who were sons of Josel and Jenty
Targownik. Most descendants went West, but my great-grandmother Chaya
Targownik Kaplan went East to Baranovich, Belarus. We have over 300 living
descendants that we currently know about who live in the US, Canada,
Argentina, Wales, England, South Africa and Israel.

Now for my questions: we are contemplating having a worldwide reunion, but
none of us has any experience with this. Does anyone have any experience
conducting such a reunion? How long should it be? Are there hotels/resorts
who specialize in this sort of thing? What types of activities should we
plan? What should the ratio of planned activities to informal get-togethers
be? What types of activities should we hold for children etc., etc,?

Please respond privately if your information is more appropriate to myself
alone.

Thank you all!

Alison Greengard
Lakewood, CO, USA
agreengard@prodigy.net

Researching:
KAPLAN >from Slonim, Novogroduk, and Baravonichi (Belarus)
PEKER >from Lyacovichi, Poland
TARGOWNIK >from Miedzyrzec Podlaski, Poland
FILUT >from Ciechanow, Poland
WISNJA >from Ciechanow, Poland


JRI Poland #Poland Re: Re: Index of film 1,191,940 - Orla #poland

WendyNdHod@...
 

Has anyone done much research on Przemysl?? I am looking for info on a family
named Schatzmann >from there.

Thanks
Wendy Hodgden


Help with the Warsaw Cemetery Map! #warsaw #poland

Hadassah Lipsius <kesher@...>
 

I am looking for someone who has some artistic talent and a working
knowledge of a program such as Photoshop or an imaging program to help with
the Warsaw Cemetery Map. We would like to use some additional graphics on
which cemetery sections have been indexed by the Cemetery Director. It is
not a hard task but this is not one of my talents. I am an engineer but I
need a ruler (scale) to draw a straight line.

Hadassah Lipsius
Kew Gardens Hills, NY


Warszawa Research Group #Warsaw #Poland Help with the Warsaw Cemetery Map! #warsaw #poland

Hadassah Lipsius <kesher@...>
 

I am looking for someone who has some artistic talent and a working
knowledge of a program such as Photoshop or an imaging program to help with
the Warsaw Cemetery Map. We would like to use some additional graphics on
which cemetery sections have been indexed by the Cemetery Director. It is
not a hard task but this is not one of my talents. I am an engineer but I
need a ruler (scale) to draw a straight line.

Hadassah Lipsius
Kew Gardens Hills, NY


Landsmanschaften lists #belarus

AdamDavis@...
 

Dear SIG'ers

I am in agreement with Jerome Seligson on the importance of directing some
focus of research activities on the various landsmanschaften and vehreins
to which many of our immigrant ancestors belonged. Here in Chicago, there
were many such groups- possibly hundreds. I have a distant cousin whose
wife was once the correspondance secretary for the Pinsker Independent
Society here in Chicago as late as 1953- I will inquire with her as to
the fate of the membership lists and other materials.

I also know there still exists a "Pinsker Friends Association" in New
York, a group which still has members and meetings. I have a contact
for this group if anyone is interested.

Is there interest on the part of the group in pursuing a project to
catalog these organizations, with the intent of tracking down additional
"membership lists"? The possiblity of their existance is tempting,
albeit unlikely. Thoughts?

Regards,

Adam Davis
Chicago, IL

Researching:
DOBZEWITZ, DOBBS, DAVIS, RUBACHA, NEIDITCH, NAVIM, BERLIN, WECHSLER


Belarus SIG #Belarus Landsmanschaften lists #belarus

AdamDavis@...
 

Dear SIG'ers

I am in agreement with Jerome Seligson on the importance of directing some
focus of research activities on the various landsmanschaften and vehreins
to which many of our immigrant ancestors belonged. Here in Chicago, there
were many such groups- possibly hundreds. I have a distant cousin whose
wife was once the correspondance secretary for the Pinsker Independent
Society here in Chicago as late as 1953- I will inquire with her as to
the fate of the membership lists and other materials.

I also know there still exists a "Pinsker Friends Association" in New
York, a group which still has members and meetings. I have a contact
for this group if anyone is interested.

Is there interest on the part of the group in pursuing a project to
catalog these organizations, with the intent of tracking down additional
"membership lists"? The possiblity of their existance is tempting,
albeit unlikely. Thoughts?

Regards,

Adam Davis
Chicago, IL

Researching:
DOBZEWITZ, DOBBS, DAVIS, RUBACHA, NEIDITCH, NAVIM, BERLIN, WECHSLER