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Philly2009-Deadline Reminder #lodz #poland

David Mink
 

We just want to remind everyone that the deadline for purchasing
tickets to all the optional programs being offered at the 29th IAJGS
International Conference on Jewish Genealogy is coming very soon:
Sunday, July 19, 2009 at 11:59 pm US central time.

There are:
Very interesting Breakfasts with the Experts (please note that 1 is
already sold out)
Enlightening SIG Luncheons
Instructive Computer Workshops and two other workshops
Enjoyable and fascinating Tours
A great Welcome dinner perfect to starting to get to know people
An exciting Banquet with announcement of the IAJGS Achievement Award
Winners and the Comedian Yisrael Campbell

Do not delay if you want to make sure you have a place at any of these programs.
Participating in one or more of these events will most certainly
enhance your conference experience.

To add any of these optional programs, please go to Registration
Update. You will need your log-in and password received in your
conference registration e-mail confirmation.

If you have not yet registered --- don't wait any longer. Go register
at www.Philly2009.org right now so you won't miss out on all the
wonderful activities of what will be a fantastic
conference.

While you can check at the Registration Desk after conference begins
to see if tickets are still available for purchase, but we can't
guarantee that they will be available.

See you all very soon!

Anne Feder Lee
David Mink
Philly2009 Co-Chairs
Information@philly2009.org


Lodz Area Research Group #Lodz #Poland Philly2009-Deadline Reminder #lodz #poland

David Mink
 

We just want to remind everyone that the deadline for purchasing
tickets to all the optional programs being offered at the 29th IAJGS
International Conference on Jewish Genealogy is coming very soon:
Sunday, July 19, 2009 at 11:59 pm US central time.

There are:
Very interesting Breakfasts with the Experts (please note that 1 is
already sold out)
Enlightening SIG Luncheons
Instructive Computer Workshops and two other workshops
Enjoyable and fascinating Tours
A great Welcome dinner perfect to starting to get to know people
An exciting Banquet with announcement of the IAJGS Achievement Award
Winners and the Comedian Yisrael Campbell

Do not delay if you want to make sure you have a place at any of these programs.
Participating in one or more of these events will most certainly
enhance your conference experience.

To add any of these optional programs, please go to Registration
Update. You will need your log-in and password received in your
conference registration e-mail confirmation.

If you have not yet registered --- don't wait any longer. Go register
at www.Philly2009.org right now so you won't miss out on all the
wonderful activities of what will be a fantastic
conference.

While you can check at the Registration Desk after conference begins
to see if tickets are still available for purchase, but we can't
guarantee that they will be available.

See you all very soon!

Anne Feder Lee
David Mink
Philly2009 Co-Chairs
Information@philly2009.org


Searching for BERLINER - Riverdale, Bronx NY circa 1943 - 1965 #germany

Judith Elam
 

MODERATOR NOTE: This message was rejected once already because the writer gives
no date range for the person's residence. All members- please give some date
information when you make inquiries of this kind.

In this case, I guess that the (Riverdale) Bronx resident was there circa
1943 - 1960. "New York 71" is a postal zone. Use of those began in 1943.
(Wikipedia) In July, 1963, 5 digit ZIP codes were instituted throughout the USA.
Slow learners continued using the 2 digit postal zone designations for a long
time after that but by 1965 it would have been unusual for "New York 71"
to appear in an official directory. MOD 1 ===============

I am searching for someone with the surname BERLINER, who lived at 5400
Fieldston Road, New York 71 - this is the Bronx area. This person knew my
great-uncle and aunt, Peter and Tina NATHAN, who were born in Berlin,
survived the Holocaust, and lived and died in France. This person may have
been connected to KATZ, NATHAN, WEISS, HAHN, BENDA.

Please contact me directly at elamj@hawaii.rr.com Judith Elam Kihei, Hawaii


migrations from Lithuania to Ukraine #lithuania

Herbert Lazerow
 

Is there any historical research out there that might shed light on why/how
/how many Jews migrated >from Lithuania to Ukraine in the late 19th century?
Two things happened: one official, and one economic.

In Ukraine, civilization as St Petersburg understood it
stopped somewhat south and east of Kiev. >from there on, you were in
a lawless area much akin to the Wild West in the U.S. once you left
Jefferson City. In order to settle and stabilize those areas, the
government encouraged agricultural colonies where people could earn
land while settling it. The same was true for areas of Siberia,
normally off limits to Jews because not within the Pale of Settlement.

The economic factor is that there was much migration seeking
better economic conditions. That migration generally took
inhabitants >from small towns to larger cities, and >from north to
south. Odessa, for instance, in 1800, had about 100,000 people,
mostly ethnic Ukrainians. By 1900, Odessa contained about a million
people, roughly 1/3 Ukrainians, 1/3 Russians, and 1/3 Jews.

Bert
Herbert Lazerow
lazer@sandiego.edu,


Judi Caplan's resignation #lithuania

Davida Noyek Handler <dnhiowa@...>
 

Judi Caplan will be sorely missed as LitvakSIG's Online Journal Editor.
During my years of service, she was not only a wonderfully conscientious
editor - she was also a colleague and friend. She looked at everything
with a great sense of fairness and impartiality, and we always said that
she could spot a misplaced comma at 100 yards!

Thanks for everything Judi - you will be very hard to replace.

Davida Noyek Handler
Co-founder and Past President, LitvakSIG


German SIG #Germany Searching for BERLINER - Riverdale, Bronx NY circa 1943 - 1965 #germany

Judith Elam
 

MODERATOR NOTE: This message was rejected once already because the writer gives
no date range for the person's residence. All members- please give some date
information when you make inquiries of this kind.

In this case, I guess that the (Riverdale) Bronx resident was there circa
1943 - 1960. "New York 71" is a postal zone. Use of those began in 1943.
(Wikipedia) In July, 1963, 5 digit ZIP codes were instituted throughout the USA.
Slow learners continued using the 2 digit postal zone designations for a long
time after that but by 1965 it would have been unusual for "New York 71"
to appear in an official directory. MOD 1 ===============

I am searching for someone with the surname BERLINER, who lived at 5400
Fieldston Road, New York 71 - this is the Bronx area. This person knew my
great-uncle and aunt, Peter and Tina NATHAN, who were born in Berlin,
survived the Holocaust, and lived and died in France. This person may have
been connected to KATZ, NATHAN, WEISS, HAHN, BENDA.

Please contact me directly at elamj@hawaii.rr.com Judith Elam Kihei, Hawaii


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania migrations from Lithuania to Ukraine #lithuania

Herbert Lazerow
 

Is there any historical research out there that might shed light on why/how
/how many Jews migrated >from Lithuania to Ukraine in the late 19th century?
Two things happened: one official, and one economic.

In Ukraine, civilization as St Petersburg understood it
stopped somewhat south and east of Kiev. >from there on, you were in
a lawless area much akin to the Wild West in the U.S. once you left
Jefferson City. In order to settle and stabilize those areas, the
government encouraged agricultural colonies where people could earn
land while settling it. The same was true for areas of Siberia,
normally off limits to Jews because not within the Pale of Settlement.

The economic factor is that there was much migration seeking
better economic conditions. That migration generally took
inhabitants >from small towns to larger cities, and >from north to
south. Odessa, for instance, in 1800, had about 100,000 people,
mostly ethnic Ukrainians. By 1900, Odessa contained about a million
people, roughly 1/3 Ukrainians, 1/3 Russians, and 1/3 Jews.

Bert
Herbert Lazerow
lazer@sandiego.edu,


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Judi Caplan's resignation #lithuania

Davida Noyek Handler <dnhiowa@...>
 

Judi Caplan will be sorely missed as LitvakSIG's Online Journal Editor.
During my years of service, she was not only a wonderfully conscientious
editor - she was also a colleague and friend. She looked at everything
with a great sense of fairness and impartiality, and we always said that
she could spot a misplaced comma at 100 yards!

Thanks for everything Judi - you will be very hard to replace.

Davida Noyek Handler
Co-founder and Past President, LitvakSIG


Internal passports database #lithuania

Eli Goldstein <eligold@...>
 

What percentage of Internal Passports have been stored in the Internal
Passports database? Is it possible that there still may be large amounts
of information in the archives not yet transcribed?

Eli Goldstein
Johannesburg
Researching GAFANOVICIUS/GAFANOWITZ - ROKISKIS


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Internal passports database #lithuania

Eli Goldstein <eligold@...>
 

What percentage of Internal Passports have been stored in the Internal
Passports database? Is it possible that there still may be large amounts
of information in the archives not yet transcribed?

Eli Goldstein
Johannesburg
Researching GAFANOVICIUS/GAFANOWITZ - ROKISKIS


Philly2009-Deadline Reminder #lithuania

David Mink
 

We just want to remind everyone that the deadline for purchasing
tickets to all the optional programs being offered at the 29th IAJGS
International Conference on Jewish Genealogy is coming very soon:
Sunday, July 19, 2009 at 11:59 pm US central time.

There are:
Very interesting Breakfasts with the Experts (please note that 1 is
already sold out)
Enlightening SIG Luncheons
Instructive Computer Workshops and two other workshops
Enjoyable and fascinating Tours
A great Welcome dinner perfect to starting to get to know people
An exciting Banquet with announcement of the IAJGS Achievement Award
Winners and the Comedian Yisrael Campbell

Do not delay if you want to make sure you have a place at any of these programs.
Participating in one or more of these events will most certainly
enhance your conference experience.

To add any of these optional programs, please go to Registration
Update. You will need your log-in and password received in your
conference registration e-mail confirmation.

If you have not yet registered --- don't wait any longer. Go register
at www.Philly2009.org right now so you won't miss out on all the
wonderful activities of what will be a fantastic
conference.

While you can check at the Registration Desk after conference begins
to see if tickets are still available for purchase, but we can't
guarantee that they will be available.

See you all very soon!

Anne Feder Lee
David Mink
Philly2009 Co-Chairs
Information@philly2009.org

MODERATOR'S NOTE: If you're planning on attending the conference
and haven't yet purchased your ticket for the LitvakSIG Luncheon
on Wednesday, August 5, you'll want to make sure to do so before
the deadline. Regina Kopilevich, an experienced guide and researcher,
will give a lively luncheon presentation on all of the practical
aspects of planning a trip to your ancestral shtetl in Lithuania
and Belarus.


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Philly2009-Deadline Reminder #lithuania

David Mink
 

We just want to remind everyone that the deadline for purchasing
tickets to all the optional programs being offered at the 29th IAJGS
International Conference on Jewish Genealogy is coming very soon:
Sunday, July 19, 2009 at 11:59 pm US central time.

There are:
Very interesting Breakfasts with the Experts (please note that 1 is
already sold out)
Enlightening SIG Luncheons
Instructive Computer Workshops and two other workshops
Enjoyable and fascinating Tours
A great Welcome dinner perfect to starting to get to know people
An exciting Banquet with announcement of the IAJGS Achievement Award
Winners and the Comedian Yisrael Campbell

Do not delay if you want to make sure you have a place at any of these programs.
Participating in one or more of these events will most certainly
enhance your conference experience.

To add any of these optional programs, please go to Registration
Update. You will need your log-in and password received in your
conference registration e-mail confirmation.

If you have not yet registered --- don't wait any longer. Go register
at www.Philly2009.org right now so you won't miss out on all the
wonderful activities of what will be a fantastic
conference.

While you can check at the Registration Desk after conference begins
to see if tickets are still available for purchase, but we can't
guarantee that they will be available.

See you all very soon!

Anne Feder Lee
David Mink
Philly2009 Co-Chairs
Information@philly2009.org

MODERATOR'S NOTE: If you're planning on attending the conference
and haven't yet purchased your ticket for the LitvakSIG Luncheon
on Wednesday, August 5, you'll want to make sure to do so before
the deadline. Regina Kopilevich, an experienced guide and researcher,
will give a lively luncheon presentation on all of the practical
aspects of planning a trip to your ancestral shtetl in Lithuania
and Belarus.


Book of Residents #poland

sbloom@...
 

In my experience, the Books of Residents of towns can often
refer to individuals who had no other vital records recorded
(to my knowledge in Poland). In fact, though I found many
records tracing back to my 5th great grandparents, it was
the birth record of my own great grandfather, who came to the
US and died only a few years before I was born, that was missing.

However, eventually a paid researcher in Poland found him in the
appropriate BoR.

Could someone escape being mentioned in a BoR? I imagine, yes.
Though I often see things like "missing, left for the United States"
or "missing, escaped military service" -- so, I think someone did
try to record everybody.

If an archivist told you years ago that a relative had no records
in their archives, I wouldn't trust it.
Unless this was someone you paid, and they told you what they did
and did not look at, I'd ignore it. Looking for names in all
appropriate records takes a lot of work.
I can't imagine that a typical archivist would (or even be
allowed to) do such an expansive search.

As was said previously, I wouldn't look at it as "your only hope",
but, perhaps, the best hope that you have not considered in depth
to date.

Steve Bloom
Central Virginia


JRI Poland #Poland Book of Residents #poland

sbloom@...
 

In my experience, the Books of Residents of towns can often
refer to individuals who had no other vital records recorded
(to my knowledge in Poland). In fact, though I found many
records tracing back to my 5th great grandparents, it was
the birth record of my own great grandfather, who came to the
US and died only a few years before I was born, that was missing.

However, eventually a paid researcher in Poland found him in the
appropriate BoR.

Could someone escape being mentioned in a BoR? I imagine, yes.
Though I often see things like "missing, left for the United States"
or "missing, escaped military service" -- so, I think someone did
try to record everybody.

If an archivist told you years ago that a relative had no records
in their archives, I wouldn't trust it.
Unless this was someone you paid, and they told you what they did
and did not look at, I'd ignore it. Looking for names in all
appropriate records takes a lot of work.
I can't imagine that a typical archivist would (or even be
allowed to) do such an expansive search.

As was said previously, I wouldn't look at it as "your only hope",
but, perhaps, the best hope that you have not considered in depth
to date.

Steve Bloom
Central Virginia


Re: Book of Residents- registration in the Lublin Area #poland

boazber@...
 

I have a similar problem, I haven't been able to find any registration of
girls who were born between 1890 and at the beginning of the 20th century in
my family. I have searched and searched my grandmother (born in Bilgoraj
near the end of the 19th century). All her brothers are registered, but my
grandmother and her sister aren't. The same goes for my grandfather's
family. He (Tomaszow Lubelski 1894)and his brothers are all registered, his
sister isn't.

Was there a special reason why they (and perhaps other females) were not
registered?

Daphna Brafman
Givatayim, Israel


JRI Poland #Poland Re: Book of Residents- registration in the Lublin Area #poland

boazber@...
 

I have a similar problem, I haven't been able to find any registration of
girls who were born between 1890 and at the beginning of the 20th century in
my family. I have searched and searched my grandmother (born in Bilgoraj
near the end of the 19th century). All her brothers are registered, but my
grandmother and her sister aren't. The same goes for my grandfather's
family. He (Tomaszow Lubelski 1894)and his brothers are all registered, his
sister isn't.

Was there a special reason why they (and perhaps other females) were not
registered?

Daphna Brafman
Givatayim, Israel


Katowice Archives records #poland

Israel P
 

I plan to place an order with the Katowice Archves at the beginning of
next week.

I would be pleased to have anyone interested join me.

Please make sure that the record(s) that you want appear(s) in the JRI-
Poland database and that the words "Katowice Archives" appear in the
heading of the search results.

There is a summary of the available records in the Katowice Archives
at http://www.jri-poland.org/psa/psakatowice.htm and I have no
knowledge of my own. I have never ordered >from the Katowice Archives
before and cannot speak responsibly about how long it takes etc. (I'm
just a regular guy who needs to place an order and wants help covering
bank expenses etc.)

This order will be >from the Archives, not >from the Civil Records Office.

Speak with me or write to me privately regarding details.

Israel Pickholtz
Jerusalem


JRI Poland #Poland Katowice Archives records #poland

Israel P
 

I plan to place an order with the Katowice Archves at the beginning of
next week.

I would be pleased to have anyone interested join me.

Please make sure that the record(s) that you want appear(s) in the JRI-
Poland database and that the words "Katowice Archives" appear in the
heading of the search results.

There is a summary of the available records in the Katowice Archives
at http://www.jri-poland.org/psa/psakatowice.htm and I have no
knowledge of my own. I have never ordered >from the Katowice Archives
before and cannot speak responsibly about how long it takes etc. (I'm
just a regular guy who needs to place an order and wants help covering
bank expenses etc.)

This order will be >from the Archives, not >from the Civil Records Office.

Speak with me or write to me privately regarding details.

Israel Pickholtz
Jerusalem


Philly2009-Deadline Reminder #germany

bounce-1862668-772959@...
 

We just want to remind everyone that the deadline for purchasing
tickets to all the optional programs being offered at the 29th IAJGS
International Conference on Jewish Genealogy is coming very soon:
Sunday, July 19, 2009 at 11:59 pm US central time.

There are:
Very interesting Breakfasts with the Experts (please note that 1 is
already sold out)
Enlightening SIG Luncheons
Instructive Computer Workshops and two other workshops
Enjoyable and fascinating Tours
A great Welcome dinner perfect to starting to get to know people
An exciting Banquet with announcement of the IAJGS Achievement Award
Winners and the Comedian Yisrael Campbell

Do not delay if you want to make sure you have a place at any of these programs.
Participating in one or more of these events will most certainly
enhance your conference experience.

To add any of these optional programs, please go to Registration
Update. You will need your log-in and password received in your
conference registration e-mail confirmation.

If you have not yet registered --- don't wait any longer. Go register
at www.Philly2009.org right now so you won't miss out on all the
wonderful activities of what will be a fantastic
conference.

While you can check at the Registration Desk after conference begins
to see if tickets are still available for purchase, but we can't
guarantee that they will be available.

See you all very soon!

Anne Feder Lee & David Mink, Philly2009 Co-Chairs Information@philly2009.org


German SIG #Germany Philly2009-Deadline Reminder #germany

bounce-1862668-772959@...
 

We just want to remind everyone that the deadline for purchasing
tickets to all the optional programs being offered at the 29th IAJGS
International Conference on Jewish Genealogy is coming very soon:
Sunday, July 19, 2009 at 11:59 pm US central time.

There are:
Very interesting Breakfasts with the Experts (please note that 1 is
already sold out)
Enlightening SIG Luncheons
Instructive Computer Workshops and two other workshops
Enjoyable and fascinating Tours
A great Welcome dinner perfect to starting to get to know people
An exciting Banquet with announcement of the IAJGS Achievement Award
Winners and the Comedian Yisrael Campbell

Do not delay if you want to make sure you have a place at any of these programs.
Participating in one or more of these events will most certainly
enhance your conference experience.

To add any of these optional programs, please go to Registration
Update. You will need your log-in and password received in your
conference registration e-mail confirmation.

If you have not yet registered --- don't wait any longer. Go register
at www.Philly2009.org right now so you won't miss out on all the
wonderful activities of what will be a fantastic
conference.

While you can check at the Registration Desk after conference begins
to see if tickets are still available for purchase, but we can't
guarantee that they will be available.

See you all very soon!

Anne Feder Lee & David Mink, Philly2009 Co-Chairs Information@philly2009.org