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Russian translations #poland

Aklay16@...
 

Hi- I had a similar problem years ago. I contacted the nearest Russian
Orthodox church & the Father there referred me to a member who was able
to do all the translations perfectly. No direct payment was asked only
a requyest that a donation to their Church would be appreciated.
Al Klayman- Deerfield Beach, FL


JRI Poland #Poland Russian translations #poland

Aklay16@...
 

Hi- I had a similar problem years ago. I contacted the nearest Russian
Orthodox church & the Father there referred me to a member who was able
to do all the translations perfectly. No direct payment was asked only
a requyest that a donation to their Church would be appreciated.
Al Klayman- Deerfield Beach, FL


Wassermann family #poland

Chantal Auerbach <chantal.auerbach@...>
 

I am researching into my family tree and being a novice need some help
please.

My grandfather David Wassermann was born in Radymno Poland. I am trying
to find out any information relating to his brother Meilech Wassermann.

Their father was Shulem Wassermann and mother Scheindel Bratspiess.( I
don't know which stetl she came from)

I am also trying to find out about my GGrandmother Beila Neukorn. (nee
Berkner) Apparently I have just found out that Beila married twice and
that her first husband had the surname Spitzel. I believe that her
husband's name was Moses. BUT I need proof if possible. I am fairly
certain that she came >from Krakow as did her ?husband? Moses Spitzel.

Does anyone have any information on this.

Thank you so much

Chantal Auerbach

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately.


JRI Poland #Poland Wassermann family #poland

Chantal Auerbach <chantal.auerbach@...>
 

I am researching into my family tree and being a novice need some help
please.

My grandfather David Wassermann was born in Radymno Poland. I am trying
to find out any information relating to his brother Meilech Wassermann.

Their father was Shulem Wassermann and mother Scheindel Bratspiess.( I
don't know which stetl she came from)

I am also trying to find out about my GGrandmother Beila Neukorn. (nee
Berkner) Apparently I have just found out that Beila married twice and
that her first husband had the surname Spitzel. I believe that her
husband's name was Moses. BUT I need proof if possible. I am fairly
certain that she came >from Krakow as did her ?husband? Moses Spitzel.

Does anyone have any information on this.

Thank you so much

Chantal Auerbach

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately.


Surname Britzman #poland

Barry S Britzman <prydeiniwr@...>
 

Hello all
I am seeking help with my paternal surname BRITZMAN(N) and its
variants. Little is Known of My Grandfather Hermann Ernst Britzman born
C1860 Europe place unknown. Died 1914 Westminster, London, profession
tailor Hermann's father was Daniel Britzman, profession manufacturer
of vinegar
-
from Hermann Ernst's marriage certificate dated 1904 Marylebone London.
Hermann allegedly spoke German and Yiddish.There is an unsubstantiated
story that he was a tailor to the Greek royals prior to arrival in the UK.

The only Britzmans in the UK are descendants of these two Britzmans
above. Though there were at times seemingly non related people of this
name. But there were no recorded British descendants of the others as
far as I can make out.
Best wishes to all

Barry S Britzman
In Swansea Wales

MODERATOR'S NOTE: If you have any specific family information, please
respond privately. If you have research suggestions, feel free to share
them with the list.


JRI Poland #Poland Surname Britzman #poland

Barry S Britzman <prydeiniwr@...>
 

Hello all
I am seeking help with my paternal surname BRITZMAN(N) and its
variants. Little is Known of My Grandfather Hermann Ernst Britzman born
C1860 Europe place unknown. Died 1914 Westminster, London, profession
tailor Hermann's father was Daniel Britzman, profession manufacturer
of vinegar
-
from Hermann Ernst's marriage certificate dated 1904 Marylebone London.
Hermann allegedly spoke German and Yiddish.There is an unsubstantiated
story that he was a tailor to the Greek royals prior to arrival in the UK.

The only Britzmans in the UK are descendants of these two Britzmans
above. Though there were at times seemingly non related people of this
name. But there were no recorded British descendants of the others as
far as I can make out.
Best wishes to all

Barry S Britzman
In Swansea Wales

MODERATOR'S NOTE: If you have any specific family information, please
respond privately. If you have research suggestions, feel free to share
them with the list.


Yizkor books #poland

Howard Spindel <howard@...>
 

I have just discovered that the New York Public Library has images of many
Yizkor books online.

These are images of the original books, not translations, so unless you
read Hebrew or Yiddish they may not be of much help.

http://www.nypl.org/research/chss/jws/yizkorbookonline.cfm

The whole NYPL digital site is rather fascinating and has a huge collection
of freely accessible databases. Worth a look. Perhaps this is old news to
some of you but I haven't seen it mentioned here before.

http://www.nypl.org/index.html

Howard Spindel


JRI Poland #Poland Yizkor books #poland

Howard Spindel <howard@...>
 

I have just discovered that the New York Public Library has images of many
Yizkor books online.

These are images of the original books, not translations, so unless you
read Hebrew or Yiddish they may not be of much help.

http://www.nypl.org/research/chss/jws/yizkorbookonline.cfm

The whole NYPL digital site is rather fascinating and has a huge collection
of freely accessible databases. Worth a look. Perhaps this is old news to
some of you but I haven't seen it mentioned here before.

http://www.nypl.org/index.html

Howard Spindel


Location of Birth Records for Plunge/Plungyan c. 1893? #lithuania

Jmfine2000@...
 

I am trying to locate the birth record or a birth certificate for my
Grandfather who was born in Plunge/Plungyan in January 1893.

1. Where would theses records be housed?

2. What sort of documentation could I expect to find?

3. Who should I contact in order to get a copy of these records?

Your advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks,

Jonathan Fine
Tustin, CA


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Location of Birth Records for Plunge/Plungyan c. 1893? #lithuania

Jmfine2000@...
 

I am trying to locate the birth record or a birth certificate for my
Grandfather who was born in Plunge/Plungyan in January 1893.

1. Where would theses records be housed?

2. What sort of documentation could I expect to find?

3. Who should I contact in order to get a copy of these records?

Your advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks,

Jonathan Fine
Tustin, CA


Re: litvaksig digest: March 07, 2005 #lithuania

KelAbraz@...
 

The mystery town of Leton may not be a town at all, only birthplace is
specified not necessarily town, e.g. Maine, USA. Could the 'Leton' be
miswritten or misread? It could be Letow or more correctly Litau, in
other words Lithuania.

Just a thought.
Kelvyn Abramowitz

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

It identifies the birthplace of Yane and his parents as Leton,
Russia. Using


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Re: litvaksig digest: March 07, 2005 #lithuania

KelAbraz@...
 

The mystery town of Leton may not be a town at all, only birthplace is
specified not necessarily town, e.g. Maine, USA. Could the 'Leton' be
miswritten or misread? It could be Letow or more correctly Litau, in
other words Lithuania.

Just a thought.
Kelvyn Abramowitz

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

It identifies the birthplace of Yane and his parents as Leton,
Russia. Using


FAQ's explanation typo error #lithuania

Howard Margol
 

In yesterdays Digest I posted a question and answer pertaining to the
Litvak SIG FAQ's. I made a typo error which I apologize for and want
to correct.

<< 3. What are the ALD '/' (delimiters) used for in the ALD? The
number of '/' are not the same for all records. >>

Rather than spell out the entire source, i.e., LVIA/Fond 1228/Apras
1/Byla125/Lapas 62, it is a space saving way of using LVIA/1228/1/125/62.
The Fond/Apras/Byla numbers will almost always be shown but not
necessarily the Byla number. The numbers are based on the official
filing system used by the Lithuanian archives. With these numbers,
an archivist can go directly to the particular record in question.

I should have stated that the Lapas (page number) is not always shown.

Howard Margol


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania FAQ's explanation typo error #lithuania

Howard Margol
 

In yesterdays Digest I posted a question and answer pertaining to the
Litvak SIG FAQ's. I made a typo error which I apologize for and want
to correct.

<< 3. What are the ALD '/' (delimiters) used for in the ALD? The
number of '/' are not the same for all records. >>

Rather than spell out the entire source, i.e., LVIA/Fond 1228/Apras
1/Byla125/Lapas 62, it is a space saving way of using LVIA/1228/1/125/62.
The Fond/Apras/Byla numbers will almost always be shown but not
necessarily the Byla number. The numbers are based on the official
filing system used by the Lithuanian archives. With these numbers,
an archivist can go directly to the particular record in question.

I should have stated that the Lapas (page number) is not always shown.

Howard Margol


Next Meeting in Jerusalem Branch of the Israel Genealogical Society #general

Mathilde Tagger <tagger@...>
 

Hello everyone,
Here are the details of the March meeting of the Jerusalem Branch of the Israel
Genealogical Society (Hebrew Section) in cooperation with the IGS Sephardim SIG.

Date: Wednesday March 16, 2005
Time: 6:00 P.M. Library open
7:15 " Announcements and a very short presentation a new book
7:30 " Hebrew Section Main Program

Place: Beit Frankfurter, 80 Derekh Beit Lehem, Bak'a, Jerusalem

Topic: The Jews of Fez (Morocco) and the Role of the HA-SARFATY Rabbinical
Dynasty

Lecturer: Dr. Vidal Serfaty, Lecturer at the Tel Aviv University

Dr. Serfaty will trace the history of the very old Jewish community of Fez that
for long decades was the capital of Morocco.

The community of Fez absorbed numerous exiles >from Spain after the Expulsion in
1492. The first members of the HaTzarfati family members who settled in Fez were
among the rabbinical dynasties like the Danan or Ibn Danan, the Monsonego, the
Serrero, the Mansano and others, who chose Fez may be because the city got the
reputation of being a rabbinical center since the stay of HaRambam there.

Dr. Serfaty, a direct descendent of one of last Chief Rabbis in Fez, made a
tremendous family research, especially using rabbinical works. He will take us
back to Morocco but also to Spain and France.

For more details, please contact me at: tagger@actcom.co.il
Shalom,
Mathilde Tagger
Jerusalem Branch
Israel Genealogical Society
Visit: www.isragen.org.il


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Next Meeting in Jerusalem Branch of the Israel Genealogical Society #general

Mathilde Tagger <tagger@...>
 

Hello everyone,
Here are the details of the March meeting of the Jerusalem Branch of the Israel
Genealogical Society (Hebrew Section) in cooperation with the IGS Sephardim SIG.

Date: Wednesday March 16, 2005
Time: 6:00 P.M. Library open
7:15 " Announcements and a very short presentation a new book
7:30 " Hebrew Section Main Program

Place: Beit Frankfurter, 80 Derekh Beit Lehem, Bak'a, Jerusalem

Topic: The Jews of Fez (Morocco) and the Role of the HA-SARFATY Rabbinical
Dynasty

Lecturer: Dr. Vidal Serfaty, Lecturer at the Tel Aviv University

Dr. Serfaty will trace the history of the very old Jewish community of Fez that
for long decades was the capital of Morocco.

The community of Fez absorbed numerous exiles >from Spain after the Expulsion in
1492. The first members of the HaTzarfati family members who settled in Fez were
among the rabbinical dynasties like the Danan or Ibn Danan, the Monsonego, the
Serrero, the Mansano and others, who chose Fez may be because the city got the
reputation of being a rabbinical center since the stay of HaRambam there.

Dr. Serfaty, a direct descendent of one of last Chief Rabbis in Fez, made a
tremendous family research, especially using rabbinical works. He will take us
back to Morocco but also to Spain and France.

For more details, please contact me at: tagger@actcom.co.il
Shalom,
Mathilde Tagger
Jerusalem Branch
Israel Genealogical Society
Visit: www.isragen.org.il


Emigration from Poland in 1891 #poland

Jjlaca@...
 

As my family left Poland, they had lived in Kolo, just 100 mile west of
Warszaw, in 1891, the posting below leads me to ask the question as to whether
anyone knows if there was a defining event or events that would have encouraged
emigration during that time?

Jonny Joseph
Los Angeles, CA, USA

Researching KUCZYNSKI, RAUF, BRUCHSTAJN (Kolo)

In a message dated 3/4/2005 10:13:51 P.M. Pacific Standard Time,
bialystok@lyris.jewishgen.org writes:

I've read descriptions of the 1905 and 1906 pogroms and they were indeed
very gruesome

No wonder they sparked a wave of immigration.


March Meeting of Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Philadelphia #general

JGLois@...
 

March Meeting of Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Philadelphia

Date: March 14, 2005
Time: 7:45 PM
Place: The Newman Building at Gratz College
Old York Road (Route 611) and Melrose Avenue
Melrose Park, PA


Speaker: Marion Smith (INS) & Valery Bazarov (HIAS)

Topic: Genealogy Through Cooperation:
HIAS and the US Immigration Service Working Together

During this presentation, Valery Bazarov, Director Location and Family History
Services, HIAS, and US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Historian
Marian L. Smith will demonstrate the importance of locating all surviving
documents in immigrant research. They will do so by presenting case studies of
various immigrants who arrived in the U.S. during the early 20th century and came
to the attention of both HIAS and INS. The case studies will illustrate research
problem solving, the workings of immigration law, the role of immigrant aid
societies in the process, and the additional genealogical information to be found
in such records.

Importantly, the cases show how all parties negotiated immigration rules to grant
or deny immigrant admissions. The foundation of the lecture will be original
records found in the HIAS Archives in New York, the National Archives (NARA) in
Washington, D.C., at NARA Regional facilities, and through the Freedom of
Information Act. Based on their lecture given at the 2003 IAJGS Conference in
Washington, DC, Bazarov and Smith will introduce new cases and update old cases
with new documentary information.

Marian L. Smith is the Senior Historian at US Citizenship and Immigration
Services, Department of Homeland Security (formerly the Immigration and
Naturalization Service). She regularly lectures at national and international
genealogy conferences on the history and uses of immigration and naturalization
records. Her articles appear in the National Archives journal Prologue, the FGS
Forum, and other publications. Her research focus primarily involves official
immigration agency records held in the National Archives in downtown Washington,
D.C.

Valery Bazarov was born in Russia in 1942. He immigrated to the United States in
1988. He holds two graduate degrees >from Odessa State University (1969) and Hunter
College of the City University of New York (1994). Valery Bazarov joined the
Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society in 1988 and over the next decade assisted the arrival
of more than 200,000 Jewish refugees who came to the United States under HIAS
auspices. He is currently responsible for the HIAS Location and Family History
Service, helping immigrants of different generations to find family members and
friends - often in other countries - whom they lost contact with over the years,
sometimes, decades. Valery is especially committed to finding and honoring the
heroes who rescued European Jews during the Holocaust. He also researches HIAS
history and presents his findings in lectures and publications. He is a frequent
lecturer at the international seminars on Jewish genealogy, speaking about HIAS
activities and projects. Valery also travels to Eastern Europe (Poland and
Ukraine) where he works in various archives and locates documents related directly
to HIAS activities, spanning the last 100 years.

Come to the meeting 30 minutes early for a Question and Answer session preceding
the general meeting.

For all who are researching Philadelphia roots and need information on local
resources; cemeteries, funeral directors, repositories (and much more) please
visit the JGSGP website:
http://www.jewishgen.org/jgsp

Interested friends are always welcome!
Refreshments will be served following the meeting

German Special Interest Group:

Time: Sunday, March 20, 3:00PM
Place: at the home of Phyllis Sichel in Elkins Park, PA.
Topic: Joan Pollak will discuss researching her ancestors in 17th - 19th century
southern Germany, and in 19th ,southern United States.For more information and
location contact Monica Leonards at
m_leonards@hotmail.com

Delaware County Main Line Affiliate

Time: Tuesday, April 5, 7:30PM
Place: Martins Run Life Care Community, 11 Martin's Run, Meda, PA
Topic: Dr. Wolf Karo will speak on his return visit to Germany

One on one help is offered in the Computer room starting at 6:45PM For more
information contact Shelda Sandler at
stanshel@msn.com

Lois Sernoff [JGS GreaterPhiladelphia]
<JGLois@aol.com>


BialyGen: Bialystok Region #Bialystok #Poland Emigration from Poland in 1891 #poland

Jjlaca@...
 

As my family left Poland, they had lived in Kolo, just 100 mile west of
Warszaw, in 1891, the posting below leads me to ask the question as to whether
anyone knows if there was a defining event or events that would have encouraged
emigration during that time?

Jonny Joseph
Los Angeles, CA, USA

Researching KUCZYNSKI, RAUF, BRUCHSTAJN (Kolo)

In a message dated 3/4/2005 10:13:51 P.M. Pacific Standard Time,
bialystok@lyris.jewishgen.org writes:

I've read descriptions of the 1905 and 1906 pogroms and they were indeed
very gruesome

No wonder they sparked a wave of immigration.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen March Meeting of Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Philadelphia #general

JGLois@...
 

March Meeting of Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Philadelphia

Date: March 14, 2005
Time: 7:45 PM
Place: The Newman Building at Gratz College
Old York Road (Route 611) and Melrose Avenue
Melrose Park, PA


Speaker: Marion Smith (INS) & Valery Bazarov (HIAS)

Topic: Genealogy Through Cooperation:
HIAS and the US Immigration Service Working Together

During this presentation, Valery Bazarov, Director Location and Family History
Services, HIAS, and US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Historian
Marian L. Smith will demonstrate the importance of locating all surviving
documents in immigrant research. They will do so by presenting case studies of
various immigrants who arrived in the U.S. during the early 20th century and came
to the attention of both HIAS and INS. The case studies will illustrate research
problem solving, the workings of immigration law, the role of immigrant aid
societies in the process, and the additional genealogical information to be found
in such records.

Importantly, the cases show how all parties negotiated immigration rules to grant
or deny immigrant admissions. The foundation of the lecture will be original
records found in the HIAS Archives in New York, the National Archives (NARA) in
Washington, D.C., at NARA Regional facilities, and through the Freedom of
Information Act. Based on their lecture given at the 2003 IAJGS Conference in
Washington, DC, Bazarov and Smith will introduce new cases and update old cases
with new documentary information.

Marian L. Smith is the Senior Historian at US Citizenship and Immigration
Services, Department of Homeland Security (formerly the Immigration and
Naturalization Service). She regularly lectures at national and international
genealogy conferences on the history and uses of immigration and naturalization
records. Her articles appear in the National Archives journal Prologue, the FGS
Forum, and other publications. Her research focus primarily involves official
immigration agency records held in the National Archives in downtown Washington,
D.C.

Valery Bazarov was born in Russia in 1942. He immigrated to the United States in
1988. He holds two graduate degrees >from Odessa State University (1969) and Hunter
College of the City University of New York (1994). Valery Bazarov joined the
Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society in 1988 and over the next decade assisted the arrival
of more than 200,000 Jewish refugees who came to the United States under HIAS
auspices. He is currently responsible for the HIAS Location and Family History
Service, helping immigrants of different generations to find family members and
friends - often in other countries - whom they lost contact with over the years,
sometimes, decades. Valery is especially committed to finding and honoring the
heroes who rescued European Jews during the Holocaust. He also researches HIAS
history and presents his findings in lectures and publications. He is a frequent
lecturer at the international seminars on Jewish genealogy, speaking about HIAS
activities and projects. Valery also travels to Eastern Europe (Poland and
Ukraine) where he works in various archives and locates documents related directly
to HIAS activities, spanning the last 100 years.

Come to the meeting 30 minutes early for a Question and Answer session preceding
the general meeting.

For all who are researching Philadelphia roots and need information on local
resources; cemeteries, funeral directors, repositories (and much more) please
visit the JGSGP website:
http://www.jewishgen.org/jgsp

Interested friends are always welcome!
Refreshments will be served following the meeting

German Special Interest Group:

Time: Sunday, March 20, 3:00PM
Place: at the home of Phyllis Sichel in Elkins Park, PA.
Topic: Joan Pollak will discuss researching her ancestors in 17th - 19th century
southern Germany, and in 19th ,southern United States.For more information and
location contact Monica Leonards at
m_leonards@hotmail.com

Delaware County Main Line Affiliate

Time: Tuesday, April 5, 7:30PM
Place: Martins Run Life Care Community, 11 Martin's Run, Meda, PA
Topic: Dr. Wolf Karo will speak on his return visit to Germany

One on one help is offered in the Computer room starting at 6:45PM For more
information contact Shelda Sandler at
stanshel@msn.com

Lois Sernoff [JGS GreaterPhiladelphia]
<JGLois@aol.com>