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Re: SS-5 data #general

Paul Silverstone
 

I found out my great-grandmother's maiden name this way, a name unknown
to everyone I asked.
Paul Silverstone
New York

If I request the SS-5 would I get any useful data? I'm assuming all I
would get is the persons SocSec app with address and maiden name at time
they applied, presumably prior to marrying, but no indication of who they
married. Is this correct? Even if they applied after marrying, would
there be an indication of husband's name?


Re: Meaning of Polish word fego #general

Lili Susser <Susserl@...>
 

In the presence of witnesses "of the old faith" or of the "Old Order"
(Jews). Zakon is in polish an Order. Zakonny is a monk. In the presence
of - is w obecnosci zakonnego or the plural zakonnych

Lili Susser
susserl@attbi.com

----- Original Message -----
From: "Naidia Woolf" <rnwoolf@earthlink.net>
To: "JewishGen Discussion Group" <jewishgen@lyris.jewishgen.org>
Sent: Sunday, March 24, 2002 12:00 AM
Subject: Meaning of Polish word fego

In trying to read Polish vital records, I sometimes encounter the
word "nego." One e.g. (in a birth record) is as follows: w obecnos'ci
s'wiadko'w starozakon nego Israela Segal, handlarza zboz.[symbol over
the z]a, which I gather translates as "in the presence of witnesses"
(followed by information about each witness). Could "nego" be the
witness's occupation or trade?

I've also seen a word that looks like "fego," on a birth or marriage
cert., immediately preceding a woman's name. (Might be "fegi"; hard
to tell.)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: SS-5 data #general

Paul Silverstone
 

I found out my great-grandmother's maiden name this way, a name unknown
to everyone I asked.
Paul Silverstone
New York

If I request the SS-5 would I get any useful data? I'm assuming all I
would get is the persons SocSec app with address and maiden name at time
they applied, presumably prior to marrying, but no indication of who they
married. Is this correct? Even if they applied after marrying, would
there be an indication of husband's name?


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Meaning of Polish word fego #general

Lili Susser <Susserl@...>
 

In the presence of witnesses "of the old faith" or of the "Old Order"
(Jews). Zakon is in polish an Order. Zakonny is a monk. In the presence
of - is w obecnosci zakonnego or the plural zakonnych

Lili Susser
susserl@attbi.com

----- Original Message -----
From: "Naidia Woolf" <rnwoolf@earthlink.net>
To: "JewishGen Discussion Group" <jewishgen@lyris.jewishgen.org>
Sent: Sunday, March 24, 2002 12:00 AM
Subject: Meaning of Polish word fego

In trying to read Polish vital records, I sometimes encounter the
word "nego." One e.g. (in a birth record) is as follows: w obecnos'ci
s'wiadko'w starozakon nego Israela Segal, handlarza zboz.[symbol over
the z]a, which I gather translates as "in the presence of witnesses"
(followed by information about each witness). Could "nego" be the
witness's occupation or trade?

I've also seen a word that looks like "fego," on a birth or marriage
cert., immediately preceding a woman's name. (Might be "fegi"; hard
to tell.)


Vital record registers in Lodz Archives to be fumigated #poland

Stanley Diamond
 

As part of the Polish State Archives' ongoing preservation and
restoration program, registers >from various archives are moved
to a special facility for fumigation.

We have just learned that work will start on the vital record
register holdings of the Lodz Archives in the not-too-distant
future. At present, we do not have any indication when the
work will start or end.

We suggest that researchers with an interest in ordering records
from the Lodz archives do so without delay. A list of all towns for
which there are Jewish vital record registers in the Lodz archives
follows below. Note, however, there are registers for some of the
towns in other branches as well. Typically they will be registers
for different time periods.

Also, many of these towns are not yet included in the JRI-Poland database.

Stanley Diamond
Project Coordinator, Jewish Records Indexing - Poland

Aleksandrow Lodzki
Bedkow
Belchatow
Biala Rawska
Bielawy
Boleslawiec
Bolimow
Brzeziny
Burzenin
Dzialoszyn
Glowno
Grocholice
Jezow
Kamiensk
Koniecpol
Konstantynow Lodzki
Lask
Lodz
Lowicz
Lutomiersk
Lututow
Nowa Brzeznica
Nowe Miasto n. Pilica
Ozorkow
Pabianice
Pajeczno
Piotrkow Trybunalski
Plawno
Poddebice
Praszka
Radomsko
Rawa Mazowiecka
Rozprza
Sieradz
Skierniewice
Sobota
Strykow
Sulejow
Sulmierzyce
Szadek
Szczercow
Tomaszow Mazowiecki
Tuszyn
Ujazd
Warta
Widawa
Wielun
Wieruszow
Wolborz
Zdunska Wola
Zgierz
Zloczew


JRI Poland #Poland Vital record registers in Lodz Archives to be fumigated #poland

Stanley Diamond
 

As part of the Polish State Archives' ongoing preservation and
restoration program, registers >from various archives are moved
to a special facility for fumigation.

We have just learned that work will start on the vital record
register holdings of the Lodz Archives in the not-too-distant
future. At present, we do not have any indication when the
work will start or end.

We suggest that researchers with an interest in ordering records
from the Lodz archives do so without delay. A list of all towns for
which there are Jewish vital record registers in the Lodz archives
follows below. Note, however, there are registers for some of the
towns in other branches as well. Typically they will be registers
for different time periods.

Also, many of these towns are not yet included in the JRI-Poland database.

Stanley Diamond
Project Coordinator, Jewish Records Indexing - Poland

Aleksandrow Lodzki
Bedkow
Belchatow
Biala Rawska
Bielawy
Boleslawiec
Bolimow
Brzeziny
Burzenin
Dzialoszyn
Glowno
Grocholice
Jezow
Kamiensk
Koniecpol
Konstantynow Lodzki
Lask
Lodz
Lowicz
Lutomiersk
Lututow
Nowa Brzeznica
Nowe Miasto n. Pilica
Ozorkow
Pabianice
Pajeczno
Piotrkow Trybunalski
Plawno
Poddebice
Praszka
Radomsko
Rawa Mazowiecka
Rozprza
Sieradz
Skierniewice
Sobota
Strykow
Sulejow
Sulmierzyce
Szadek
Szczercow
Tomaszow Mazowiecki
Tuszyn
Ujazd
Warta
Widawa
Wielun
Wieruszow
Wolborz
Zdunska Wola
Zgierz
Zloczew


Hebrew letters as JPG #general

Bernie Hirsch <bernie06@...>
 

Hi,

Is there a way to create Hebrew letters as a JPG?

Many thanks,
Bernie Hirsch


April meeting of the JGS of Bergen County #general

Edward Rosenbaum <erosenbaum@...>
 

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Bergen County will be having its next
meeting on Sunday, April 14, 2002. Gary Mokotoff will talk on "Holocaust
research; how to document victims and locate survivors of the Holocaust."
The main meeting starts at 2PM and is held at the JCC on the Palisades in
Tenafly. The JCC of the Palisades is located at 401 East Clinton Avenue
in Tenafly. Their phone number is 201-569-7900.

Meetings start with a schmooze session at 12:30 at the offices of Avotaynu
in Bergenfield. Avotaynu has a 400-book library about Jewish genealogy
and the Holocaust which you can browse. The purpose of the schmooze
session is to ask questions about that can advance your personal
research. Do you have any brick walls that are slowing your research?
Perhaps other members of JGSBCNJ can help you.

If you need directions, go to our homepage at
http://erosenbaum.netfirms.com/jgsbc/

* About Gary Mokotoff *
Gary Mokotoff is an author, lecturer and leader of Jewish genealogy. He is
publisher of Avotaynu, the magazine of Jewish genealogy and past president
of the Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies. He is the author of a
number of books including the award-winning Where Once We Walked, a
gazetteer which provides information about 22,000 towns in central and
eastern Europe where Jews lived before the Holocaust and How to Document
Victims and Locate Survivors of the Holocaust.

Mokotoff is also known for his application of computers to genealogy.
Among his accomplishments is co-authorship of the Daitch-Mokotoff
soundex code; the JewishGen Family Finder; and the Jewish Genealogical
People Finder, the predecessor to the Family Tree of the Jewish People.
In 1998 he was given the first Lifetime Achievement Award of the
Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies. In 1997 he received the
David S. Vogels, Jr. Award of the Federation of Genealogical Societies
in recognition of career contributions to the Federation and its members.

* Upcoming meetings *
May 19: Sharing and learning session: Each person is asked to bring
information on one of their family members who *immigrated* to this
country and present a case study on how they uncovered their information.
Tell us what you have on this person and what you don't have. We will
all put our heads together to help each other with new leads.

June 9: Edward Rosenbaum will talk on using the resources of the Belarus
SIG website to find your Belorussian ancestors, and locate their shtetls

July 14: Gary Mokotoff will talk on "Using the resources available >from
Avotaynu to help you research your ancestors"

August: No meeting due to the annual Jewish Genealogical convention.

September: No meeting due to the Jewish holidays.

October 13: Mark Halpern will talk about "Jewish Records Indexing (JRI-
Poland): 1,500,000 record indices and more.".

November 11: John Celardo of NARA (National Archives and Records
Administration) will discuss the 1930 census, which becomes available in
April, 2002.

* Membership*
January marked the beginning of out new membership year. If you are not
already a member for 2002, please consider joining. If you have been a
member in the past, please renew your membership. Membership in the JGS
of Bergen County entitles you to 4 issues of our newsletter, "The
Gatherers". In addition, members can borrow selected books and tapes
from our 400 book library. For more information, please visit
http://erosenbaum.netfirms.com/jgsbc/ . Please start your membership
by mailing a tax deductible check for $20 ($25 for couples) to

JGS of Bergen County
c/o Edward Rosenbaum
135 Chestnut Ridge Road
Montvale, NJ 07645

Sincerely,
Edward L. Rosenbaum
President
JGS of Bergen County, NJ


Struma 1942 #general

Joel Ives <jives@...>
 

In response to Randy Brotman's question about those who died aboard the
Struma in 1942 when it was blown up in the Black Sea. The list of
passengers and other background can be obtained >from the following
websites.

http://www.alpas.net/uli/struma/struma_engl.htm

http://www.struma.org/

If anyone has any connection to the Struma please contact me.

Joel Ives
Fair Lawn, New Jersey


The Great Galician Indexing Race -- A Status Report #poland

Willie46@...
 

The AGAD Project is moving forward at a fast pace. The
Great Galician Indexing Race incorporates 74 Administrative
Towns >from the eastern part of Galicia -- 71 are now in
Ukraine and 3 are in Poland. Of these 74 towns, 50 have
now been listed with an Indexing Priority Number. Of these
50 towns, 34 have had their records indexed and 2 are
partially indexed. You can easily check the status of your
town at our online status report at
<http://www.jewishgen.org/JRI-PL/agad/agadtowns.html>.

Please note that towns with priority numbers 22-28, 30-33, 36
have completed indexing, but have not yet been added to the
JRI-Poland online database
<http://www.jewishgen.org/JRI-PL/jriplweb.htm> and towns
with priority numbers 34, 35 have been partially indexed.
Please watch for announcements of additions to the database
in the near future.

This leaves 24 towns that have not yet achieved the level of
fundraising required to pay for the indexing and, therefore have
not been assigned an Indexing Priority Number. Of these 24
towns, 15 do not have a Town Leader, whose responsibilities
are to coordinate fundraising.

Towns in the "Race" with a Town Leader
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Bolechow
Budzanow
Bursztyn
Horodenka
Krakowiec
Skala
Skole
Sokal
Zolkiew (Nesterov)

Contact the Town Leader listed at
<http://www.jewishgen.org/JRI-PL/jriplweb.htm> for more
information.

Towns in the "Race" without a Town Leader
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Jagielnica
Janow
Jaworow
Kosow
Krzywcze Gorne
Lubycza Krolewska
Nawarya
Olesko
Rawa Ruska
Rudki
Tartakow Miasto
Uhnow
Zabie (Verkhovina)
Zniesienie
Zydaczow

If you are interested in one of these towns, please contact
me directly at <willie46@aol.com>.

Chag Sameach Pesach,
Mark Halpern
AGAD Archive Coordinator


Pinkas Poland Vol #IV Yiskor Book #poland

Gert Lord <glord@...>
 

This was discussed recently but I lost the correspondence. I am
interested in Yiskor Book for the towns of Lipno and Nieszawa. The
pages I am looking for are Lipno-p.262-263 and Nieszawa-p.304-305. I
would appreciate some help. Gert Lord Yellow Springs Ohio


New Kazimierz Dolny (KUZMIR) PSA Project #poland

NormK12065
 

Dear Fellow Researchers,

I am very pleased to announce that 6046 new indices to non-microfilmed Jewish
vital records of Kazimierz Dolny (Kuzmir) are pending addition to the
JRI-Poland database. The mid-19th century and the very beginning of the 20th
century Jewish vital records of this town have been indexed by the JRI-Poland
team in Warsaw as part of the JRI-Poland Polish State Archives (PSA) Project.

Kazimierz Dolny is located on the Wisla (Vistula) river 27 miles / 43.5
kilometers W of Lublin.

The types and years of records of the new indices to the Kazimierz Dolny
records are as follows:

Births: 3,238
Grooms 586
Brides 586
Deaths 1636
TOTAL 6046

Births: 1843-1844, 1847-1862, 1864-1865, 1867-1870, 1872-1884,
1886-1898
Marriages: 1849-1850, 1852, 1855, 1861-1862,1864-1865, 1867-1870, 1872-1876,
1879-1880, 1882-1884, 1886-1901
Deaths: 1849-1850, 1855, 1861-1862,1864-1865, 1867-1870, 1872-1876,
1879-1880, 1882-1884, 1886-1899

Indexes to non-microfilmed 19th century Kazimierz Dolny Jewish records housed
in the Lublin archives are being indexed for addition to the JRI-Poland
database under an agreement between JRI-Poland and the Polish State Archived
(PSA). For information about the PSA project see:

http://www.jewishgen.org/JRI-PL/psa/psastat.htm

The additional material will permit expansion of your research into time
periods and/or geographical areas previous not available. Once these new
indexes are available you may print out an order form >from the Jewish Records
Indexing-Poland web site and order the records for the Polish State Archives.

The estimated budget for indexing the Kazimierz Dolny records is $935. A
donation of any amount is greatly appreciated. All researchers who
contribute a minimum of $100 are eligible to receive an EXCEL spreadsheet
with every record in the Kazimierz Dolny project for their own personal
research.

This will enable you to see the information well in advance of its general
availability in the JRI-Poland Searchable Database. In addition, you will be
able to view all the records at once and work with the data performing
searches and sorts.


Here's how to make a donation:

Donations can now be accepted by check, VISA or MasterCard! Please earmark
your donation for the "Kazimierz Dolny PSA project". Mail checks to:

Jewish Records Indexing - Poland
c/o Sheila Salo
5607 Greenleaf Rd
Cheverly, MD 20785
USA

Visa and MasterCard contributions may be phoned to Sheila at (301) 341-1261.
Or print out the form at: http://www.jewishgen.org/jri-pl/visa.htm by
clicking on the VISA Card and fax or mail it to Sheila. The fax number is
also (301) 341-1261. (8:00 AM to 8:00 PM Eastern time only, please.) For
selected countries, JRI-Poland is able to accept bank drafts in a donor's
local currency. Please check the JRI-Poland contributions web page for the
list of countries. If your country is not on the list, and you do not wish
to pay by credit card, please contact JRI-Poland Treasurer, Sheila Salo, for
further help. The web site address is:

http://www.jewishgen.org/jri-pl/contrib-non-us.htm

Please give what you can so that all Kazimierz Dolny researchers can benefit
from this project.
Updates on the JRI-Poland/PSA Kazimierz Dolny are at:
http://www.jewishgen.org/JRI-PL/psa/psastat.htm, click on "Status Report: PSA
Project Underway" which is the last line in the heading of this page. On the
Status Report page, click "Kazimierz Dolny" in the drop down menu.

Yours truly,

Norm Katz
Monroe Township, NJ
Kazimierz Dolny Town Leader,
Lublin Archives Project
Jewish Records Indexing - Poland
e-mail: normk12065@aol.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Hebrew letters as JPG #general

Bernie Hirsch <bernie06@...>
 

Hi,

Is there a way to create Hebrew letters as a JPG?

Many thanks,
Bernie Hirsch


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen April meeting of the JGS of Bergen County #general

Edward Rosenbaum <erosenbaum@...>
 

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Bergen County will be having its next
meeting on Sunday, April 14, 2002. Gary Mokotoff will talk on "Holocaust
research; how to document victims and locate survivors of the Holocaust."
The main meeting starts at 2PM and is held at the JCC on the Palisades in
Tenafly. The JCC of the Palisades is located at 401 East Clinton Avenue
in Tenafly. Their phone number is 201-569-7900.

Meetings start with a schmooze session at 12:30 at the offices of Avotaynu
in Bergenfield. Avotaynu has a 400-book library about Jewish genealogy
and the Holocaust which you can browse. The purpose of the schmooze
session is to ask questions about that can advance your personal
research. Do you have any brick walls that are slowing your research?
Perhaps other members of JGSBCNJ can help you.

If you need directions, go to our homepage at
http://erosenbaum.netfirms.com/jgsbc/

* About Gary Mokotoff *
Gary Mokotoff is an author, lecturer and leader of Jewish genealogy. He is
publisher of Avotaynu, the magazine of Jewish genealogy and past president
of the Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies. He is the author of a
number of books including the award-winning Where Once We Walked, a
gazetteer which provides information about 22,000 towns in central and
eastern Europe where Jews lived before the Holocaust and How to Document
Victims and Locate Survivors of the Holocaust.

Mokotoff is also known for his application of computers to genealogy.
Among his accomplishments is co-authorship of the Daitch-Mokotoff
soundex code; the JewishGen Family Finder; and the Jewish Genealogical
People Finder, the predecessor to the Family Tree of the Jewish People.
In 1998 he was given the first Lifetime Achievement Award of the
Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies. In 1997 he received the
David S. Vogels, Jr. Award of the Federation of Genealogical Societies
in recognition of career contributions to the Federation and its members.

* Upcoming meetings *
May 19: Sharing and learning session: Each person is asked to bring
information on one of their family members who *immigrated* to this
country and present a case study on how they uncovered their information.
Tell us what you have on this person and what you don't have. We will
all put our heads together to help each other with new leads.

June 9: Edward Rosenbaum will talk on using the resources of the Belarus
SIG website to find your Belorussian ancestors, and locate their shtetls

July 14: Gary Mokotoff will talk on "Using the resources available >from
Avotaynu to help you research your ancestors"

August: No meeting due to the annual Jewish Genealogical convention.

September: No meeting due to the Jewish holidays.

October 13: Mark Halpern will talk about "Jewish Records Indexing (JRI-
Poland): 1,500,000 record indices and more.".

November 11: John Celardo of NARA (National Archives and Records
Administration) will discuss the 1930 census, which becomes available in
April, 2002.

* Membership*
January marked the beginning of out new membership year. If you are not
already a member for 2002, please consider joining. If you have been a
member in the past, please renew your membership. Membership in the JGS
of Bergen County entitles you to 4 issues of our newsletter, "The
Gatherers". In addition, members can borrow selected books and tapes
from our 400 book library. For more information, please visit
http://erosenbaum.netfirms.com/jgsbc/ . Please start your membership
by mailing a tax deductible check for $20 ($25 for couples) to

JGS of Bergen County
c/o Edward Rosenbaum
135 Chestnut Ridge Road
Montvale, NJ 07645

Sincerely,
Edward L. Rosenbaum
President
JGS of Bergen County, NJ


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Struma 1942 #general

Joel Ives <jives@...>
 

In response to Randy Brotman's question about those who died aboard the
Struma in 1942 when it was blown up in the Black Sea. The list of
passengers and other background can be obtained >from the following
websites.

http://www.alpas.net/uli/struma/struma_engl.htm

http://www.struma.org/

If anyone has any connection to the Struma please contact me.

Joel Ives
Fair Lawn, New Jersey


JRI Poland #Poland The Great Galician Indexing Race -- A Status Report #poland

Willie46@...
 

The AGAD Project is moving forward at a fast pace. The
Great Galician Indexing Race incorporates 74 Administrative
Towns >from the eastern part of Galicia -- 71 are now in
Ukraine and 3 are in Poland. Of these 74 towns, 50 have
now been listed with an Indexing Priority Number. Of these
50 towns, 34 have had their records indexed and 2 are
partially indexed. You can easily check the status of your
town at our online status report at
<http://www.jewishgen.org/JRI-PL/agad/agadtowns.html>.

Please note that towns with priority numbers 22-28, 30-33, 36
have completed indexing, but have not yet been added to the
JRI-Poland online database
<http://www.jewishgen.org/JRI-PL/jriplweb.htm> and towns
with priority numbers 34, 35 have been partially indexed.
Please watch for announcements of additions to the database
in the near future.

This leaves 24 towns that have not yet achieved the level of
fundraising required to pay for the indexing and, therefore have
not been assigned an Indexing Priority Number. Of these 24
towns, 15 do not have a Town Leader, whose responsibilities
are to coordinate fundraising.

Towns in the "Race" with a Town Leader
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Bolechow
Budzanow
Bursztyn
Horodenka
Krakowiec
Skala
Skole
Sokal
Zolkiew (Nesterov)

Contact the Town Leader listed at
<http://www.jewishgen.org/JRI-PL/jriplweb.htm> for more
information.

Towns in the "Race" without a Town Leader
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Jagielnica
Janow
Jaworow
Kosow
Krzywcze Gorne
Lubycza Krolewska
Nawarya
Olesko
Rawa Ruska
Rudki
Tartakow Miasto
Uhnow
Zabie (Verkhovina)
Zniesienie
Zydaczow

If you are interested in one of these towns, please contact
me directly at <willie46@aol.com>.

Chag Sameach Pesach,
Mark Halpern
AGAD Archive Coordinator


JRI Poland #Poland Pinkas Poland Vol #IV Yiskor Book #poland

Gert Lord <glord@...>
 

This was discussed recently but I lost the correspondence. I am
interested in Yiskor Book for the towns of Lipno and Nieszawa. The
pages I am looking for are Lipno-p.262-263 and Nieszawa-p.304-305. I
would appreciate some help. Gert Lord Yellow Springs Ohio


JRI Poland #Poland New Kazimierz Dolny (KUZMIR) PSA Project #poland

NormK12065
 

Dear Fellow Researchers,

I am very pleased to announce that 6046 new indices to non-microfilmed Jewish
vital records of Kazimierz Dolny (Kuzmir) are pending addition to the
JRI-Poland database. The mid-19th century and the very beginning of the 20th
century Jewish vital records of this town have been indexed by the JRI-Poland
team in Warsaw as part of the JRI-Poland Polish State Archives (PSA) Project.

Kazimierz Dolny is located on the Wisla (Vistula) river 27 miles / 43.5
kilometers W of Lublin.

The types and years of records of the new indices to the Kazimierz Dolny
records are as follows:

Births: 3,238
Grooms 586
Brides 586
Deaths 1636
TOTAL 6046

Births: 1843-1844, 1847-1862, 1864-1865, 1867-1870, 1872-1884,
1886-1898
Marriages: 1849-1850, 1852, 1855, 1861-1862,1864-1865, 1867-1870, 1872-1876,
1879-1880, 1882-1884, 1886-1901
Deaths: 1849-1850, 1855, 1861-1862,1864-1865, 1867-1870, 1872-1876,
1879-1880, 1882-1884, 1886-1899

Indexes to non-microfilmed 19th century Kazimierz Dolny Jewish records housed
in the Lublin archives are being indexed for addition to the JRI-Poland
database under an agreement between JRI-Poland and the Polish State Archived
(PSA). For information about the PSA project see:

http://www.jewishgen.org/JRI-PL/psa/psastat.htm

The additional material will permit expansion of your research into time
periods and/or geographical areas previous not available. Once these new
indexes are available you may print out an order form >from the Jewish Records
Indexing-Poland web site and order the records for the Polish State Archives.

The estimated budget for indexing the Kazimierz Dolny records is $935. A
donation of any amount is greatly appreciated. All researchers who
contribute a minimum of $100 are eligible to receive an EXCEL spreadsheet
with every record in the Kazimierz Dolny project for their own personal
research.

This will enable you to see the information well in advance of its general
availability in the JRI-Poland Searchable Database. In addition, you will be
able to view all the records at once and work with the data performing
searches and sorts.


Here's how to make a donation:

Donations can now be accepted by check, VISA or MasterCard! Please earmark
your donation for the "Kazimierz Dolny PSA project". Mail checks to:

Jewish Records Indexing - Poland
c/o Sheila Salo
5607 Greenleaf Rd
Cheverly, MD 20785
USA

Visa and MasterCard contributions may be phoned to Sheila at (301) 341-1261.
Or print out the form at: http://www.jewishgen.org/jri-pl/visa.htm by
clicking on the VISA Card and fax or mail it to Sheila. The fax number is
also (301) 341-1261. (8:00 AM to 8:00 PM Eastern time only, please.) For
selected countries, JRI-Poland is able to accept bank drafts in a donor's
local currency. Please check the JRI-Poland contributions web page for the
list of countries. If your country is not on the list, and you do not wish
to pay by credit card, please contact JRI-Poland Treasurer, Sheila Salo, for
further help. The web site address is:

http://www.jewishgen.org/jri-pl/contrib-non-us.htm

Please give what you can so that all Kazimierz Dolny researchers can benefit
from this project.
Updates on the JRI-Poland/PSA Kazimierz Dolny are at:
http://www.jewishgen.org/JRI-PL/psa/psastat.htm, click on "Status Report: PSA
Project Underway" which is the last line in the heading of this page. On the
Status Report page, click "Kazimierz Dolny" in the drop down menu.

Yours truly,

Norm Katz
Monroe Township, NJ
Kazimierz Dolny Town Leader,
Lublin Archives Project
Jewish Records Indexing - Poland
e-mail: normk12065@aol.com


Additions to Rav-SIG Bibliography requested #poland

Seflaum@...
 

The Rav-SIG (Rabbinic Genealogy) Bibliography Committee is constructing a
comprehensive bibliography of resources on rabbinic genealogy. The
bibliography is nearing completion, but there is still time to send in more
titles.

These are some general categories:

1) General Bio-Bibliographical Works
2) Biographies and Family Genealogies
3) Sephardi and Mizrahi
4) Yizkor Books (having significant information on lineages or dynasties)
5) Regions, countries and towns (world-wide)
6) Periodicals and articles
7) Audiotapes and CD-ROMs

You may email any additions to seflaum@aol.com. Please include a brief
description of the resource, if possible.

Sincerely,
Shirley Rotbein Flaum
Rav-SIG Coordinator
http://www.jewishgen.org/Rabbinic


Rav Heshel Twerski of Kosh #poland

Judy Montel <jjmontel@...>
 

Hello,
I am working on translating the Kielce entry in Pinkas Hakehillot from
Hebrew, and in a list of rabbinical figures connected with the city,
came across Rabbi Heshel, one of the sons of Rabbi Mordechai Twerski,
who went to live in a place called "Kosh" or "Kush".

If it helps, the entry says that Reb Mordechai was of the Czernobyl
dynasty and was known as the Rebbe of Kuzmir.

My current problem is too many options in the Kielce district.
Some of them are: "Ksiaz Wielki", known in Yiddish as "Kshaz" or
"Kshaz Vyelki" or "Kshoynzh"... and I saw many more on the
JRI-PL 1929 Business Directory Town Index.

If anyone knows of a likely candidate for "Kush", I'd appreciate them
contacting me.

Chag sameach!
Judy Montel
Beit Shemesh