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Re: More on Cyrillic lettering #poland

Kirsten Gradel <kmgradel@...>
 

Mila

Kirsten Gradel's message on decipering the Cyrillic writing and finding the
name she sought has also happened to me.

There are many potential pitfalls in reading Cyrillic handwriting. A helpful
web page is this one: http://www.pitt.edu/~armata/cyrillic.jpg

It was posted recently (either here or on jewishgen discussion group) and I
failed to note who created it and provided the site address. Whoever you are,
many thanks. Your efforts are very useful and appreciated. Mila Begun in NYC
I can tell you it was Joe Armata, armata+@pitt.edu who made that table,
and he was one of the helpful Genners who confirmed my suspicion about
the pitfalls between Cyrillic p and n. I have sent him an e-mail quoting
the above, I think he deserves to know our appreciation.

Kirsten Gradel, Denmark


Jews in 19th century #poland

Mark Dvorkin <Dvork_m@...>
 

Hello to everyone and Shana Tova. First of all, thanks too all who make the
researches posible!



In my family there is a story, that my g-g-grandfather, who was Jew, studied
at one University in America and also at one University in Russia for being
doctor. As far
as I know he really was doctor and even had his own medical practice in
S.-Petersburg. He also serviced in the Russian army being a doctor. He lived
in Poland and had a lot of relatives there in one of the big towns (in
Russian part of modern Poland).

And now my question: May be someone can tell me something about ways
for Jew in 19th century to study at University or to live in
St.-Petersburg?
I know(!) that he didn't change his religion!
Is it possible he was American?
Then, why he serviced in the Army? Or studied also at Moscow University?


Thanks Again,
Mark (in Israel)


JRI Poland #Poland Re: More on Cyrillic lettering #poland

Kirsten Gradel <kmgradel@...>
 

Mila

Kirsten Gradel's message on decipering the Cyrillic writing and finding the
name she sought has also happened to me.

There are many potential pitfalls in reading Cyrillic handwriting. A helpful
web page is this one: http://www.pitt.edu/~armata/cyrillic.jpg

It was posted recently (either here or on jewishgen discussion group) and I
failed to note who created it and provided the site address. Whoever you are,
many thanks. Your efforts are very useful and appreciated. Mila Begun in NYC
I can tell you it was Joe Armata, armata+@pitt.edu who made that table,
and he was one of the helpful Genners who confirmed my suspicion about
the pitfalls between Cyrillic p and n. I have sent him an e-mail quoting
the above, I think he deserves to know our appreciation.

Kirsten Gradel, Denmark


JRI Poland #Poland Jews in 19th century #poland

Mark Dvorkin <Dvork_m@...>
 

Hello to everyone and Shana Tova. First of all, thanks too all who make the
researches posible!



In my family there is a story, that my g-g-grandfather, who was Jew, studied
at one University in America and also at one University in Russia for being
doctor. As far
as I know he really was doctor and even had his own medical practice in
S.-Petersburg. He also serviced in the Russian army being a doctor. He lived
in Poland and had a lot of relatives there in one of the big towns (in
Russian part of modern Poland).

And now my question: May be someone can tell me something about ways
for Jew in 19th century to study at University or to live in
St.-Petersburg?
I know(!) that he didn't change his religion!
Is it possible he was American?
Then, why he serviced in the Army? Or studied also at Moscow University?


Thanks Again,
Mark (in Israel)


NEW PROJECT - Online Burial Registry #poland

Elsebeth Paikin
 

To JRI-Poland:

I am happy to announce a NEW EXCITING PROJECT:

Burials on Jewish cemeteries in Copenhagen, Denmark
1694 - 1915
for
JewishGen=92s Online Worldwide Burial Registry

--------------------------------------------------------

Elias Levin, a 91-years Dane, has given permission to the
Denmark SIG to digitize his four first books for the OWBR.

The four books cover the period 1694 - 1915. The persons
buried come >from most of Europe - some of the first
families were Sephardim - particularly in the first two
centuries, later (>from 1880) >from Eastern Europe.

Elias Levin, has since his return >from Theresienstadt
worked on photographing, transliterating, indexing and
publishing the tombstones on the Jewish cemeteries in
Copenhagen, Denmark.

This has till now resulted in five books:
1. "Den gamle j=F8diske begravelsesplads i M=F8llegade
1694-1994=94. (Vol. I & II). Copenhagen, 1994.
(Registry of burials on the old cemetery the
so-called Northern or Moellegade Cemetery).

2. =93J=F8diske Gravstene 1886-1915 p=E5 Mosaisk Vestre
Begravelsesplads=94 (Jewish tombstones 1886-1915
on Mosaisk Vestre Cemetery, Copenhagen, Denmark).
Copenhagen, 1986. Registry of all burials from
1886-1900 (Vol. I) and 1900-1915 (Vol. II) on
new cemetery (Mosaisk Vestre Cemetery)
3. "J=F8diske Gravstene 1991-1999 p=E5 Mosaisk Vestre
begravelsesplads=94 (Jewish tombstones 1991-1999 on
Mosaisk Vestre Cemetery, Copenhagen, Denmark).
Copenhagen, 2000. Registry of all burials from
1991-1998.

It is a work in progress as he is still working on the
project that he has taken upon himself. He is preparing
a new book on burials 1999 and 2000, and at the same time
he is trying to fill out the gap between 1915-1991. There
are published listings of the burials but not with photos
of the tombstones.

He is planning on publishing the listings with photos and
other genealogical information >from the vital records.

You can read more about the cemeteries in Copenhagen (and
see some photos) as well as listings of surnames of those
buried there on Denmark SIGs website

http://www.jewishgen.org/denmark

or go directly to the webpage for cemeteries in Copenhagen:
http://www.jewishgen.org/denmark/3a_copenhagen.htm

Norman S. Freedman, a member of the Denmark SIG, has
volunteered to help computerize the records. I am very
grateful for his help and want to send him my warmest
thanks - also, I am sure, on behalf of other Denmark
SIG members and JewishGenners.

We need your help, please support this project by
sending some money.

You can go to:

http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/Denmark.html

or you can send a check payable to JewishGen
- but remember to write that it is for the
"Denmark SIG Burial Registry"

to:

JewishGen, Inc.
12 Greenway Plaza, Suite 1100,
Houston TX 77046
USA

JewishGen is a non-profit 501(c) (3) corporation.
Contributions to JewishGen are tax-deductible in the
US according to law.

Best regards

Elsebeth Paikin, Copenhagen, Denmark
Coordinator & Webmaster of
JewishGen Denmark SIG
http://www.jewishgen.org/denmark
mailto:elsebeth@paikin.dk
------------------------------------


JRI Poland #Poland NEW PROJECT - Online Burial Registry #poland

Elsebeth Paikin
 

To JRI-Poland:

I am happy to announce a NEW EXCITING PROJECT:

Burials on Jewish cemeteries in Copenhagen, Denmark
1694 - 1915
for
JewishGen=92s Online Worldwide Burial Registry

--------------------------------------------------------

Elias Levin, a 91-years Dane, has given permission to the
Denmark SIG to digitize his four first books for the OWBR.

The four books cover the period 1694 - 1915. The persons
buried come >from most of Europe - some of the first
families were Sephardim - particularly in the first two
centuries, later (>from 1880) >from Eastern Europe.

Elias Levin, has since his return >from Theresienstadt
worked on photographing, transliterating, indexing and
publishing the tombstones on the Jewish cemeteries in
Copenhagen, Denmark.

This has till now resulted in five books:
1. "Den gamle j=F8diske begravelsesplads i M=F8llegade
1694-1994=94. (Vol. I & II). Copenhagen, 1994.
(Registry of burials on the old cemetery the
so-called Northern or Moellegade Cemetery).

2. =93J=F8diske Gravstene 1886-1915 p=E5 Mosaisk Vestre
Begravelsesplads=94 (Jewish tombstones 1886-1915
on Mosaisk Vestre Cemetery, Copenhagen, Denmark).
Copenhagen, 1986. Registry of all burials from
1886-1900 (Vol. I) and 1900-1915 (Vol. II) on
new cemetery (Mosaisk Vestre Cemetery)
3. "J=F8diske Gravstene 1991-1999 p=E5 Mosaisk Vestre
begravelsesplads=94 (Jewish tombstones 1991-1999 on
Mosaisk Vestre Cemetery, Copenhagen, Denmark).
Copenhagen, 2000. Registry of all burials from
1991-1998.

It is a work in progress as he is still working on the
project that he has taken upon himself. He is preparing
a new book on burials 1999 and 2000, and at the same time
he is trying to fill out the gap between 1915-1991. There
are published listings of the burials but not with photos
of the tombstones.

He is planning on publishing the listings with photos and
other genealogical information >from the vital records.

You can read more about the cemeteries in Copenhagen (and
see some photos) as well as listings of surnames of those
buried there on Denmark SIGs website

http://www.jewishgen.org/denmark

or go directly to the webpage for cemeteries in Copenhagen:
http://www.jewishgen.org/denmark/3a_copenhagen.htm

Norman S. Freedman, a member of the Denmark SIG, has
volunteered to help computerize the records. I am very
grateful for his help and want to send him my warmest
thanks - also, I am sure, on behalf of other Denmark
SIG members and JewishGenners.

We need your help, please support this project by
sending some money.

You can go to:

http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/Denmark.html

or you can send a check payable to JewishGen
- but remember to write that it is for the
"Denmark SIG Burial Registry"

to:

JewishGen, Inc.
12 Greenway Plaza, Suite 1100,
Houston TX 77046
USA

JewishGen is a non-profit 501(c) (3) corporation.
Contributions to JewishGen are tax-deductible in the
US according to law.

Best regards

Elsebeth Paikin, Copenhagen, Denmark
Coordinator & Webmaster of
JewishGen Denmark SIG
http://www.jewishgen.org/denmark
mailto:elsebeth@paikin.dk
------------------------------------


THERE ONCE WAS A WORLD(Eishyshok, Lithuania -formally Poland) #poland

rokoco1@...
 

Dear Genners:

My husband and I are thrilled to announce that having the good fortune to
stumble upon a second and final copy of the above book, we have just placed
it on JewishGen auction site. It may be viewed at the following URL:

http://www.jewishgen.org/cgi-bin/auction.pl?books&971399262

This is a FIRST EDITION 818 page nine-century saga of Eastern European Jewry.
Dr. Eliach's research took her >from family attics on six continents to state
archives no scholar had seen since the start of the cold war.

On Sunday evening, October 1st, PBS is airing "There Once Was A Town"
Survivors return to their childhood after a half-century after the holocaust
in 1941 when Nazis invaded the small town of EISHYSHOK, POLAND (now
Lithuania) and brutally murdered nearly all 3,500 Jewish residents. This
story will chronicle the remarkable journey of four survivors and their
families to their childhood home 56 years after the massacre. The 90-minute
documentary will air nationwide, BUT, BE SURE TO CHECK YOUR LOCAL LISTINGS.

May you all be inscribed and sealed for all of life's blessings.

Happy New Year,

Bobbi & Jerry Cohen


Re: jri-pl digest: September 19, 2000 #poland

Harvey Goldberg <harveygold@...>
 

I do not know what shtetl my inlaws came from, but the belonged to the First
Osrower Society. Any one out there familier with that organization?
Researching the name Blashka >from Poland. Thanks for the help.
harveygoldberg

------Original Message------
From: "JRI-Poland digest" <jri-pl@lyris.jewishgen.org>
To: jri-pl digest recipients <jri-pl@lyris.jewishgen.org>
Sent: September 20, 2000 5:00:42 AM GMT
Subject: jri-pl digest: September 19, 2000


JRI-Poland Digest for Tuesday, September 19, 2000.

1. 1825 to 1845 indices of Czestochowa records now searchable.

----------------------------------------------------------------------

Subject: 1825 to 1845 indices of Czestochowa records now searchable.
From: SMSDIAMOND@aol.com
Date: Tue, 19 Sep 2000 22:46:29 EDT
X-Message-Number: 1

There is great news for researchers with an interest in the city of
Czestochowa. The first group of indices for Czestochowa Jewish
vital records is now availble for searching in the Jewish Records
Indexing - Poland database. These are for the years 1826 to 1844.

Indices to the Czestochowa records >from 1826-1884 were created
as the result of a single-handed effort by Michael Chen of Israel.
Michael is now doing a final review of the post-1844 years, and
these indices will be released about a decade at a time as they
are received by JRI-Poland.

The board of JRI-Poland extends a hearty yasher koach to
Michael for his enormous contribution to Czestochowa and
area researchers.

Stanley Diamond
Project Coordinator, Jewish Records Indexing - Poland


JRI Poland #Poland THERE ONCE WAS A WORLD(Eishyshok, Lithuania -formally Poland) #poland

rokoco1@...
 

Dear Genners:

My husband and I are thrilled to announce that having the good fortune to
stumble upon a second and final copy of the above book, we have just placed
it on JewishGen auction site. It may be viewed at the following URL:

http://www.jewishgen.org/cgi-bin/auction.pl?books&971399262

This is a FIRST EDITION 818 page nine-century saga of Eastern European Jewry.
Dr. Eliach's research took her >from family attics on six continents to state
archives no scholar had seen since the start of the cold war.

On Sunday evening, October 1st, PBS is airing "There Once Was A Town"
Survivors return to their childhood after a half-century after the holocaust
in 1941 when Nazis invaded the small town of EISHYSHOK, POLAND (now
Lithuania) and brutally murdered nearly all 3,500 Jewish residents. This
story will chronicle the remarkable journey of four survivors and their
families to their childhood home 56 years after the massacre. The 90-minute
documentary will air nationwide, BUT, BE SURE TO CHECK YOUR LOCAL LISTINGS.

May you all be inscribed and sealed for all of life's blessings.

Happy New Year,

Bobbi & Jerry Cohen


JRI Poland #Poland RE: jri-pl digest: September 19, 2000 #poland

Harvey Goldberg <harveygold@...>
 

I do not know what shtetl my inlaws came from, but the belonged to the First
Osrower Society. Any one out there familier with that organization?
Researching the name Blashka >from Poland. Thanks for the help.
harveygoldberg

------Original Message------
From: "JRI-Poland digest" <jri-pl@lyris.jewishgen.org>
To: jri-pl digest recipients <jri-pl@lyris.jewishgen.org>
Sent: September 20, 2000 5:00:42 AM GMT
Subject: jri-pl digest: September 19, 2000


JRI-Poland Digest for Tuesday, September 19, 2000.

1. 1825 to 1845 indices of Czestochowa records now searchable.

----------------------------------------------------------------------

Subject: 1825 to 1845 indices of Czestochowa records now searchable.
From: SMSDIAMOND@aol.com
Date: Tue, 19 Sep 2000 22:46:29 EDT
X-Message-Number: 1

There is great news for researchers with an interest in the city of
Czestochowa. The first group of indices for Czestochowa Jewish
vital records is now availble for searching in the Jewish Records
Indexing - Poland database. These are for the years 1826 to 1844.

Indices to the Czestochowa records >from 1826-1884 were created
as the result of a single-handed effort by Michael Chen of Israel.
Michael is now doing a final review of the post-1844 years, and
these indices will be released about a decade at a time as they
are received by JRI-Poland.

The board of JRI-Poland extends a hearty yasher koach to
Michael for his enormous contribution to Czestochowa and
area researchers.

Stanley Diamond
Project Coordinator, Jewish Records Indexing - Poland


Vilnius Researcher #lithuania

ADAM1GS@...
 

Would anyone have any recommendations of a good researcher, that I might
contact, to do research in Vilnius. Please contact me privately and thank you for your help.

Fred Klein
N. Falmouth, MA
<ADAM1GS@aol.com>

Researching:
YEZERSKI - Bialystok, Vilnius, NY & NH
KORT - Vilna
KARELSKI - Vilna
KREPEL - Syedlitz
DAGUL/DOUGLAS - Yurburg(Jurbarkas), Leeds, MA


Kominy and Szkaplerna #lithuania

ADAM1GS@...
 

Recently purchased a Pre - WWII map of Wilna (Vilnius) and located south of
NowySwiat the Shtetls of Kominy and Szkaplerna that my family resided in
before moving to Wilno itself. I was just wondering if anyone else may be
researching these Shtetls, or if anyone knows what they may be called today.
Also, If anyone would like me to try and find a street location on this map,
please contact me privately and I will try and help.

Fred Klein
N. Falmouth, MA
adam1gs@aol.com


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Vilnius Researcher #lithuania

ADAM1GS@...
 

Would anyone have any recommendations of a good researcher, that I might
contact, to do research in Vilnius. Please contact me privately and thank you for your help.

Fred Klein
N. Falmouth, MA
<ADAM1GS@aol.com>

Researching:
YEZERSKI - Bialystok, Vilnius, NY & NH
KORT - Vilna
KARELSKI - Vilna
KREPEL - Syedlitz
DAGUL/DOUGLAS - Yurburg(Jurbarkas), Leeds, MA


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Kominy and Szkaplerna #lithuania

ADAM1GS@...
 

Recently purchased a Pre - WWII map of Wilna (Vilnius) and located south of
NowySwiat the Shtetls of Kominy and Szkaplerna that my family resided in
before moving to Wilno itself. I was just wondering if anyone else may be
researching these Shtetls, or if anyone knows what they may be called today.
Also, If anyone would like me to try and find a street location on this map,
please contact me privately and I will try and help.

Fred Klein
N. Falmouth, MA
adam1gs@aol.com


Thank you for Eishyshok documentary #lithuania

steven weiss <szome@...>
 

I would like to take this opportunity to thank our moderator, Judy Baston,
for helping to make possible the Eishyshok documentary "There Once Was a
Town" which appeared on PBS on October 1.

Steven Weiss
Chicago


"There Once Was a Town" #lithuania

Gary Mokotoff <mokotoff@...>
 

The documentary "There Once Was a Town" was on public television--at least
in the New York area--last night. It was about the return of Holocaust
survivors and their descendants to their town of Eishishok, Lithuania. I
have seen a number of films of this genre and I thought it was the best to
date. Judy Baston is to be commended for having helped finance the making of the film.

Gary Mokotoff


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Thank you for Eishyshok documentary #lithuania

steven weiss <szome@...>
 

I would like to take this opportunity to thank our moderator, Judy Baston,
for helping to make possible the Eishyshok documentary "There Once Was a
Town" which appeared on PBS on October 1.

Steven Weiss
Chicago


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania "There Once Was a Town" #lithuania

Gary Mokotoff <mokotoff@...>
 

The documentary "There Once Was a Town" was on public television--at least
in the New York area--last night. It was about the return of Holocaust
survivors and their descendants to their town of Eishishok, Lithuania. I
have seen a number of films of this genre and I thought it was the best to
date. Judy Baston is to be commended for having helped finance the making of the film.

Gary Mokotoff


Thanks to all for "There Once was a Town" #lithuania

RMJaspan@...
 

Dear Everyone-

Thank you all for your responses to the pre-emption issue. I will, of
course, call my local cable company to see if it will be aired at another
time, but could not at the time of my posting. It was pre-empted on both my local stations (someone asked about that), but evidently I did have the
correct time it was originally supposed to be aired. I live very close to
Philly, and evidently (now) Saint Mary Katherine was originally >from
Philadelphia, hence priority was given. It seems all of Florida got it, only some parts of California got it, and one person, who did not say where he/she was from, said it was rescheduled for Wednesday night. I had met and
corresponded with Yaffa Eliach, so was quite anxious to view it. Thanks to
all.

Randi Jaspan, New Jersey


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Thanks to all for "There Once was a Town" #lithuania

RMJaspan@...
 

Dear Everyone-

Thank you all for your responses to the pre-emption issue. I will, of
course, call my local cable company to see if it will be aired at another
time, but could not at the time of my posting. It was pre-empted on both my local stations (someone asked about that), but evidently I did have the
correct time it was originally supposed to be aired. I live very close to
Philly, and evidently (now) Saint Mary Katherine was originally >from
Philadelphia, hence priority was given. It seems all of Florida got it, only some parts of California got it, and one person, who did not say where he/she was from, said it was rescheduled for Wednesday night. I had met and
corresponded with Yaffa Eliach, so was quite anxious to view it. Thanks to
all.

Randi Jaspan, New Jersey