Date   

Re: Seeking information on Molodechno #belarus

schottensteinc@...
 

Does anyone have any info on the town of Molodechno about 1900-1920? My
grandmother, Chaya Basha Golub Adelman, was >from there and came to the us in
1911?

Carol Schottenstein


Belarus SIG #Belarus RE: Seeking information on Molodechno #belarus

schottensteinc@...
 

Does anyone have any info on the town of Molodechno about 1900-1920? My
grandmother, Chaya Basha Golub Adelman, was >from there and came to the us in
1911?

Carol Schottenstein


New Jewish Genealogy Society in Israel #courland #latvia

Barbara Siegel
 

To welcome 2012 we are happy to announce the launch of activities for the
Israel Genealogy Research Association (IGRA). IGRA is bringing new
technology, new energy and new excitement to genealogy in Israel.

We are dedicated to being completely open to all groups within Israel and
outside of Israel. We welcome everyone interested in genealogy. One of our
driving forces is to open up as many possible data sources as we can to the
public.

We strive to use the latest technologies to reach the most people we can
with our content. Our website can be accessed at www.genealogy.org.il. The
center of the organization will be this web site, which will host videos,
webinars, articles on genealogy, research guides, our calendar of events and
more. The website is in English but “multi-lingual” with a translation
option into several additional languages.

Please visit the website and register (free) in order to receive increased
access, to stay informed on everything going on and to allow us to be in
contact with you about our activities.

There are many benefits of membership as well and we hope you will consider
joining us in this exciting endeavor.


Courland SIG #Courland #Latvia New Jewish Genealogy Society in Israel #courland #latvia

Barbara Siegel
 

To welcome 2012 we are happy to announce the launch of activities for the
Israel Genealogy Research Association (IGRA). IGRA is bringing new
technology, new energy and new excitement to genealogy in Israel.

We are dedicated to being completely open to all groups within Israel and
outside of Israel. We welcome everyone interested in genealogy. One of our
driving forces is to open up as many possible data sources as we can to the
public.

We strive to use the latest technologies to reach the most people we can
with our content. Our website can be accessed at www.genealogy.org.il. The
center of the organization will be this web site, which will host videos,
webinars, articles on genealogy, research guides, our calendar of events and
more. The website is in English but “multi-lingual” with a translation
option into several additional languages.

Please visit the website and register (free) in order to receive increased
access, to stay informed on everything going on and to allow us to be in
contact with you about our activities.

There are many benefits of membership as well and we hope you will consider
joining us in this exciting endeavor.


Bessarabia towns "Horiva" and "Rodavele"? #bessarabia

Anne Dorfman
 

Can anyone help me decipher how to find towns listed on U.S.
naturalization papers in the early 20th century as "Horiva" and "Rodavele"?

Thanks.
Annie Dorfman

DORFMAN:Bessarabia

ARONOVITZ/ARONOWITZ and additional
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Subject: Yizkor Book Project, December 2011
From: "Lance Ackerfeld"<lance.ackerfeld@...>
Date: Tue, 10 Jan 2012 17:46:26 +0200
X-Message-Number: 1

Shalom,

With 2011 having flown past and 2012 on our doorstep, it's time to look back
at what we have achieved over the past year and look forward to even better
in the coming year. Apart >from the continued satisfaction I receive in
seeing the translations appear online, I am particularly moved by the teams
of people, literally >from all corners of the planet, who are behind these
translations and make these projects a reality. I would like to thank the
many, many volunteers who have made this all happen and hope to be in
contact with them in 2012 and see more or more people join our ranks.

During December, the last translations to be prepared for the Pinkas Lita
[Encyclopedia of Jewish communities, Lithuania] book went online and, once
again, I salute the amazing Shaul Yannai and Shimon Joffe for the mammoth
amount of work that went into all their hundreds of translations >from this
book. There are a number of articles of communities that weren't translated
and these will be added in the near future as expanded articles >from the
"Litvak Heritage" series that were kindly donated by Joel Alpert and Josef
Rosin.

I would like note the very generous contribution of Robin O'Neil, who in
addition to other research documents appearing in the Yizkor Book Project,
has submitted the entire, mind-provoking, "Rabka Four - Instruments of
Genocide and Grand Larceny" document, the first sections of which were added
online in December and will appear in its entirety within the next few
months.

This month the Zawiercie, Poland Yizkor Book was set up as a Translations
Fund and we're looking forward to seeing this project grow as funds come in.
Note that a very positive way of helping to see translations placed online
is by supporting this project or one of the many Translation Funds which
have been set up to bring about the professional translation of the Yizkor
books. If you feel able to support this effort, please go to the Yizkor
Book JewishGen-erosity page:
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=23
to learn about the Translation Funds currently underway.

The Yizkor-Books-In-Print Project continues to gain momentum and is now
looking to compile a list volunteers who have access to libraries with
Yizkor book collections and are willing borrow a specific Yizkor book and
scan images for inclusion in the printed translation of these books. If you
have access to a library with Yizkor books and are willing to help out here,
please contact Joel Alpert whose contact information can be found at
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/ybip.html

As far as the November figures go, during this last month we have added
these 4 new projects:

- Dillingen and Nalbach, Germany (The History of the Former
Synagogue-Communities of Dillingen and Nalbach)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Dilligen-Nalbach/Dilligen-Nalbach.html

- Galicia, Poland (Rabka Four - Instruments of Genocide and Grand Larceny)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Galicia3/galicia3.html

- Karcag, Hungary (History of the community of Karcag and the communities of
the district of Nagykunsag)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/karcag/karcag.html

- Ostroh, Ukraine (Ostrog book; a memorial to the Ostrog holy community)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ostroh/Ostroh.html


Added in 60 new entries:

- Osova, Ukraine (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Poland)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_poland/pol5_00031.html

- Sakalyne, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00704.html

- Sakyna, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00704a.html

- Sestokai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00676.html

- Sesuoliai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00704b.html

- Shikly, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00687.html

- Shimak, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00686.html

- Shlashte, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00689.html

- Shmidhan, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00689a.html

- Shnarglin, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00689b.html

- Shtanishok, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00681b.html

- Shtarinke, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00681a.html

- Shvabeshik, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00658.html

- Siaudine, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00653b.html

- Siaudiniskiai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00654.html

- Siaulenai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00672.html

- Siauliai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00658c.html

- Silai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00683.html

- Silale, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00683b.html

- Silenai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00686b.html

- Simkaiciai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00686c.html

- Simonys, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00686d.html

- Sintautai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00427c.html

- Skaudvile, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00695.html

- Skiemonys, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00699.html

- Sukiskis, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00678.html

- Sunskai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00676b.html

- Sveksna, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00673.html

- Sventezeris, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00673b.html

- Vidiskiai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00225.html

- Vidmant, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00226b.html

- Viedziai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00225b.html

- Viesintos, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00264.html

- Viesvenai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00259.html

- Vievis, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00217a.html

- Vikenai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00254.html

- Vilkiautinis, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00251b.html

- Vilkaviskis, Lithuania (Preserving Our Litvak Heritage - Volume 1)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/lithuania4/Lit4_633.html

- Virstinik, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00259c.html

- Visakio-Ruda, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00251c.html

- Vistytis, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00260.html

- Zadeikiai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00282b.html

- Zagrini, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00282.html

- Zalantz, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00294d.html

- Zalioji, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00294.html

- Zarasai, Lithuania (Preserving Our Litvak Heritage - Volume II)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/lithuania5/Lit5_222.html

- Zasliai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00283.html

- Zeimiai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00291.html

- Zemaitkiemis, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00294c.html

- Ziezmariai, Lithuania (Preserving Our Litvak Heritage - Volume II)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/lithuania5/Lit5_280.html

- Zudz, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00282c.html

- Zuriai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00286.html

- Zvilun, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00282d.html

- Zvingiai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00282e.html

- Zvirbliniai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00283b.html

- Zydaviskis, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00288.html

- Zydkaimis, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00291b.html

- Zydvaris, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00288b.html

- Zyedini, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00289b.html

- Zykini, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00294e.html



We have continued to update 28 of our existing projects:

- Ashmyany, Belarus (Oshmana Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/oshmyany/oshmyany.html

- Biala Rawska, Poland (Memorial Book to the Martyrs of Biala Rawska)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/biala_rawska/biala_rawska.html

- Bukovina (Region) (History of the Jews in the Bukovina)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Bukowinabook/bukowina.html

- Czestochowa, Poland (The Jews of Czestochowa)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Czestochowa1/Czestochowa1.html

- Czyzew, Poland (Czyzewo Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Czyzew/Czyzew.html

- Dotnuva, Lithuania (Letters >from Dotnuva)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Dotnuva/Dotnuva.html

- Golub-Dobrzyn, Poland (In Memory of the Communities Dobrzyn-Gollob)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/golub_dobrzyn/golub_dobrzyn.html

- Goniadz, Poland (Our hometown Goniondz)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/goniadz/goniadz.html

- Gorodets, Belarus (Horodetz; history of a town, 1142-1942)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/gorodets/gorodets.html

- Grajewo, Poland (Grayewo Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Grajewo/Grajewo.html

- Kaluszyn, Poland (The Memorial Book of Kaluszyn)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/kaluszyn/kaluszyn.html

- Kisvarda, Hungary (Memorial Book of the Jews of Kisvarda and its Vicinity)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/kisvarda/kisvarda.html

- Korets, Ukraine (The Korets book; in memory of our community that is no
more) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/korets/korets.html

- Kovel, Ukraine (Kowel; Testimony and Memorial Book of Our Destroyed
Community) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/kovel1/kovel1.html

- Krasnik, Poland (Book of Krasnik)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/krasnik/krasnik.html

- Kutno, Poland (Kutno and surroundings book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/kutno/kutno.html

- Lowicz, Poland (Lowicz; a Town in Mazovia, Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lowicz/lowicz.html

- Ostrolenka, Poland (Book of Kehilat Ostrolenka; Yizkor Book of the Jewish
Community of Ostrolenka)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ostrolenka1/ostrolenka1.html

- Raciaz, Poland (Memorial book of the community of Racionz)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Raciaz/Raciaz.html

- Rafalovka, Ukraine (Memorial book for the towns of Old Rafalowka, New
Rafalowka, Olizarka, Zoludzk and vicinity)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/rafalovka/rafalovka.html

- Rakow, Ukraine (Rakow Community Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/rakow/rakow.html

- Sokolka, Poland (Memorial Book of Sokolka)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/sokolka/sokolka.html

- Stowbtsy, Belarus (Memorial volume of Steibtz-Swerznie and the neighboring
villages Rubezhevitz, Derevna, Nalibok)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Stowbtsy/Stowbtsy.html

- Tarnow, Poland (The life and decline of a Jewish city)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/tarnow/tarnow.html

- Tighina, Moldova (Bendery Community Yizkor Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/bender/bender.html

- Turka, Ukraine (Memorial Book of the Community of Turka on the Stryj and
Vicinity) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/turka/turka.html

- Valkininkai, Lithuania (Olkeniki in flames; a memorial book to the
community of Olkenik in the Vilna district)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Valkininkai/Valkininkai.html

- Zelechow, Poland (Memorial book of the community of Zelechow)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/zelechow/zelp000.html [Polish]


Please remember that all this month's additions and updates have been
flagged at http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/translations.html to make it easy
to find them.


Happy 2012,
Lance Ackerfeld
Yizkor Book Project Manager

MODERATOR's note: Apologies for the delay in sending this out.




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Bessarabia SIG #Bessarabia Bessarabia towns "Horiva" and "Rodavele"? #bessarabia

Anne Dorfman
 

Can anyone help me decipher how to find towns listed on U.S.
naturalization papers in the early 20th century as "Horiva" and "Rodavele"?

Thanks.
Annie Dorfman

DORFMAN:Bessarabia

ARONOVITZ/ARONOWITZ and additional
spellings >from Bessarabia or Ukraine

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BESSARABIA Digest for Tuesday, January 10, 2012.

1. Yizkor Book Project, December 2011

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Subject: Yizkor Book Project, December 2011
From: "Lance Ackerfeld"<lance.ackerfeld@...>
Date: Tue, 10 Jan 2012 17:46:26 +0200
X-Message-Number: 1

Shalom,

With 2011 having flown past and 2012 on our doorstep, it's time to look back
at what we have achieved over the past year and look forward to even better
in the coming year. Apart >from the continued satisfaction I receive in
seeing the translations appear online, I am particularly moved by the teams
of people, literally >from all corners of the planet, who are behind these
translations and make these projects a reality. I would like to thank the
many, many volunteers who have made this all happen and hope to be in
contact with them in 2012 and see more or more people join our ranks.

During December, the last translations to be prepared for the Pinkas Lita
[Encyclopedia of Jewish communities, Lithuania] book went online and, once
again, I salute the amazing Shaul Yannai and Shimon Joffe for the mammoth
amount of work that went into all their hundreds of translations >from this
book. There are a number of articles of communities that weren't translated
and these will be added in the near future as expanded articles >from the
"Litvak Heritage" series that were kindly donated by Joel Alpert and Josef
Rosin.

I would like note the very generous contribution of Robin O'Neil, who in
addition to other research documents appearing in the Yizkor Book Project,
has submitted the entire, mind-provoking, "Rabka Four - Instruments of
Genocide and Grand Larceny" document, the first sections of which were added
online in December and will appear in its entirety within the next few
months.

This month the Zawiercie, Poland Yizkor Book was set up as a Translations
Fund and we're looking forward to seeing this project grow as funds come in.
Note that a very positive way of helping to see translations placed online
is by supporting this project or one of the many Translation Funds which
have been set up to bring about the professional translation of the Yizkor
books. If you feel able to support this effort, please go to the Yizkor
Book JewishGen-erosity page:
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=23
to learn about the Translation Funds currently underway.

The Yizkor-Books-In-Print Project continues to gain momentum and is now
looking to compile a list volunteers who have access to libraries with
Yizkor book collections and are willing borrow a specific Yizkor book and
scan images for inclusion in the printed translation of these books. If you
have access to a library with Yizkor books and are willing to help out here,
please contact Joel Alpert whose contact information can be found at
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/ybip.html

As far as the November figures go, during this last month we have added
these 4 new projects:

- Dillingen and Nalbach, Germany (The History of the Former
Synagogue-Communities of Dillingen and Nalbach)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Dilligen-Nalbach/Dilligen-Nalbach.html

- Galicia, Poland (Rabka Four - Instruments of Genocide and Grand Larceny)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Galicia3/galicia3.html

- Karcag, Hungary (History of the community of Karcag and the communities of
the district of Nagykunsag)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/karcag/karcag.html

- Ostroh, Ukraine (Ostrog book; a memorial to the Ostrog holy community)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ostroh/Ostroh.html


Added in 60 new entries:

- Osova, Ukraine (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Poland)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_poland/pol5_00031.html

- Sakalyne, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00704.html

- Sakyna, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00704a.html

- Sestokai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00676.html

- Sesuoliai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00704b.html

- Shikly, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00687.html

- Shimak, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00686.html

- Shlashte, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00689.html

- Shmidhan, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00689a.html

- Shnarglin, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00689b.html

- Shtanishok, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00681b.html

- Shtarinke, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00681a.html

- Shvabeshik, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00658.html

- Siaudine, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00653b.html

- Siaudiniskiai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00654.html

- Siaulenai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00672.html

- Siauliai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00658c.html

- Silai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00683.html

- Silale, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00683b.html

- Silenai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00686b.html

- Simkaiciai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00686c.html

- Simonys, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00686d.html

- Sintautai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00427c.html

- Skaudvile, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00695.html

- Skiemonys, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00699.html

- Sukiskis, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00678.html

- Sunskai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00676b.html

- Sveksna, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00673.html

- Sventezeris, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00673b.html

- Vidiskiai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00225.html

- Vidmant, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00226b.html

- Viedziai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00225b.html

- Viesintos, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00264.html

- Viesvenai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00259.html

- Vievis, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00217a.html

- Vikenai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00254.html

- Vilkiautinis, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00251b.html

- Vilkaviskis, Lithuania (Preserving Our Litvak Heritage - Volume 1)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/lithuania4/Lit4_633.html

- Virstinik, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00259c.html

- Visakio-Ruda, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00251c.html

- Vistytis, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00260.html

- Zadeikiai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00282b.html

- Zagrini, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00282.html

- Zalantz, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00294d.html

- Zalioji, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00294.html

- Zarasai, Lithuania (Preserving Our Litvak Heritage - Volume II)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/lithuania5/Lit5_222.html

- Zasliai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00283.html

- Zeimiai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00291.html

- Zemaitkiemis, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00294c.html

- Ziezmariai, Lithuania (Preserving Our Litvak Heritage - Volume II)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/lithuania5/Lit5_280.html

- Zudz, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00282c.html

- Zuriai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00286.html

- Zvilun, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00282d.html

- Zvingiai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00282e.html

- Zvirbliniai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00283b.html

- Zydaviskis, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00288.html

- Zydkaimis, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00291b.html

- Zydvaris, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00288b.html

- Zyedini, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00289b.html

- Zykini, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00294e.html



We have continued to update 28 of our existing projects:

- Ashmyany, Belarus (Oshmana Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/oshmyany/oshmyany.html

- Biala Rawska, Poland (Memorial Book to the Martyrs of Biala Rawska)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/biala_rawska/biala_rawska.html

- Bukovina (Region) (History of the Jews in the Bukovina)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Bukowinabook/bukowina.html

- Czestochowa, Poland (The Jews of Czestochowa)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Czestochowa1/Czestochowa1.html

- Czyzew, Poland (Czyzewo Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Czyzew/Czyzew.html

- Dotnuva, Lithuania (Letters >from Dotnuva)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Dotnuva/Dotnuva.html

- Golub-Dobrzyn, Poland (In Memory of the Communities Dobrzyn-Gollob)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/golub_dobrzyn/golub_dobrzyn.html

- Goniadz, Poland (Our hometown Goniondz)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/goniadz/goniadz.html

- Gorodets, Belarus (Horodetz; history of a town, 1142-1942)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/gorodets/gorodets.html

- Grajewo, Poland (Grayewo Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Grajewo/Grajewo.html

- Kaluszyn, Poland (The Memorial Book of Kaluszyn)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/kaluszyn/kaluszyn.html

- Kisvarda, Hungary (Memorial Book of the Jews of Kisvarda and its Vicinity)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/kisvarda/kisvarda.html

- Korets, Ukraine (The Korets book; in memory of our community that is no
more) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/korets/korets.html

- Kovel, Ukraine (Kowel; Testimony and Memorial Book of Our Destroyed
Community) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/kovel1/kovel1.html

- Krasnik, Poland (Book of Krasnik)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/krasnik/krasnik.html

- Kutno, Poland (Kutno and surroundings book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/kutno/kutno.html

- Lowicz, Poland (Lowicz; a Town in Mazovia, Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lowicz/lowicz.html

- Ostrolenka, Poland (Book of Kehilat Ostrolenka; Yizkor Book of the Jewish
Community of Ostrolenka)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ostrolenka1/ostrolenka1.html

- Raciaz, Poland (Memorial book of the community of Racionz)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Raciaz/Raciaz.html

- Rafalovka, Ukraine (Memorial book for the towns of Old Rafalowka, New
Rafalowka, Olizarka, Zoludzk and vicinity)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/rafalovka/rafalovka.html

- Rakow, Ukraine (Rakow Community Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/rakow/rakow.html

- Sokolka, Poland (Memorial Book of Sokolka)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/sokolka/sokolka.html

- Stowbtsy, Belarus (Memorial volume of Steibtz-Swerznie and the neighboring
villages Rubezhevitz, Derevna, Nalibok)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Stowbtsy/Stowbtsy.html

- Tarnow, Poland (The life and decline of a Jewish city)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/tarnow/tarnow.html

- Tighina, Moldova (Bendery Community Yizkor Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/bender/bender.html

- Turka, Ukraine (Memorial Book of the Community of Turka on the Stryj and
Vicinity) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/turka/turka.html

- Valkininkai, Lithuania (Olkeniki in flames; a memorial book to the
community of Olkenik in the Vilna district)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Valkininkai/Valkininkai.html

- Zelechow, Poland (Memorial book of the community of Zelechow)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/zelechow/zelp000.html [Polish]


Please remember that all this month's additions and updates have been
flagged at http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/translations.html to make it easy
to find them.


Happy 2012,
Lance Ackerfeld
Yizkor Book Project Manager

MODERATOR's note: Apologies for the delay in sending this out.




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JGS Greater Orlando Meeting - "JewishGen's JOWBR Project - The Genealogical Value of Jewish Cemetery Records" - January 17th #general

Marlis Humphrey
 

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Orlando (JGSGO) proudly
presents globally known and highly regarded expert, Nolan Altman,
as Speaker of the Month. He will discuss "JewishGen's JOWBR Project
-- The Genealogical Value of Jewish Cemetery Records."

Jewish headstone inscriptions and burial records can provide crucial
information to genealogists. Hebrew name inscriptions, based on
patronymics, can link together two generations of Hebrew names unlike
any other source document. This can be especially helpful when
trying to link first generation American ancestors to their European
families.

Nolan Altman, JewishGen's Vice President for Data Acquisition and
coordinator for their JOWBR (JewishGen's Online Worldwide Burial
Registry) and Memorial Plaque databases, will explain the importance
of Jewish cemetery records. Through photographic examples and case
studies, you will see what information and symbols are found on
stones and how the information can help to create your family tree.

Nolan Altman was bit by the "genealogy bug" when he was inspired to
write his family history in 1996 in memory of his mother. After
making use of the valuable information on JewishGen, he volunteered
to do data entry on various projects. In time, he was asked to
become the Coordinator for JewishGen's Holocaust Database and
subsequently the Coordinator for the JOWBR project. Nolan works with
volunteers >from around the world helping to grow both databases for
the benefit of family members and researchers. Nolan's current
focus is on growing the JOWBR and Holocaust databases.

Nolan has made various presentations and conducted computer workshops
at the IAJGS (International Association of Jewish Genealogical
Societies) annual conferences in Washington, D.C., New York City,
Chicago, Philadelphia and Los Angeles. He continues to present his
"How to Document and Research Your Family History" seminar to adult
and continuing education classes as well as university Holocaust and
European history classes. He has published articles in Avotaynu,
Dorot, Stammbaum, Shemot and the FEEFHS Journal. He is on the Board
of the IAJGS and is the President of the JGS of Long Island, where he
coordinates their Yearbook, Cemetery, and Memorial Plaque Projects.
Nolan is also a member of the JGS of New York.

This will be the JGSGO's first evening meeting at the Southwest
Orlando Jewish Congregation. New location, new time, great program!
Nolan Altman is the expert in his field and this information can help
you "cross the pond" and more. Nolan will present to the group >from
New York live via Skype. If you ever thought about starting on your
family history research journey, this is the meeting for you. Don't
miss out!

DATE: Tuesday, January 17, 2012
TIME: 7:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M.
LOCATION: Southwest Orlando Jewish Congregation, Social Hall, 11200
South Apopka Vineland Road, Orlando, FL 32836
FREE: Open to the public

About the Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Orlando
The Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Orlando (JGSGO) is a not
for profit organization dedicated to sharing genealogical information,
techniques and research tools with anyone interested in Jewish
genealogy and family history. There is no charge to attend the
meeting. Anyone may join JGSGO. Annual dues are $25 for an individual
and $30 for a family. For more information visit our blog at
www.jgsgo.blogspot.com .

# # #
Contact Information:
Marlis Humphrey
JGSGO VP Programs & Publicity
marlis@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JGS Greater Orlando Meeting - "JewishGen's JOWBR Project - The Genealogical Value of Jewish Cemetery Records" - January 17th #general

Marlis Humphrey
 

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Orlando (JGSGO) proudly
presents globally known and highly regarded expert, Nolan Altman,
as Speaker of the Month. He will discuss "JewishGen's JOWBR Project
-- The Genealogical Value of Jewish Cemetery Records."

Jewish headstone inscriptions and burial records can provide crucial
information to genealogists. Hebrew name inscriptions, based on
patronymics, can link together two generations of Hebrew names unlike
any other source document. This can be especially helpful when
trying to link first generation American ancestors to their European
families.

Nolan Altman, JewishGen's Vice President for Data Acquisition and
coordinator for their JOWBR (JewishGen's Online Worldwide Burial
Registry) and Memorial Plaque databases, will explain the importance
of Jewish cemetery records. Through photographic examples and case
studies, you will see what information and symbols are found on
stones and how the information can help to create your family tree.

Nolan Altman was bit by the "genealogy bug" when he was inspired to
write his family history in 1996 in memory of his mother. After
making use of the valuable information on JewishGen, he volunteered
to do data entry on various projects. In time, he was asked to
become the Coordinator for JewishGen's Holocaust Database and
subsequently the Coordinator for the JOWBR project. Nolan works with
volunteers >from around the world helping to grow both databases for
the benefit of family members and researchers. Nolan's current
focus is on growing the JOWBR and Holocaust databases.

Nolan has made various presentations and conducted computer workshops
at the IAJGS (International Association of Jewish Genealogical
Societies) annual conferences in Washington, D.C., New York City,
Chicago, Philadelphia and Los Angeles. He continues to present his
"How to Document and Research Your Family History" seminar to adult
and continuing education classes as well as university Holocaust and
European history classes. He has published articles in Avotaynu,
Dorot, Stammbaum, Shemot and the FEEFHS Journal. He is on the Board
of the IAJGS and is the President of the JGS of Long Island, where he
coordinates their Yearbook, Cemetery, and Memorial Plaque Projects.
Nolan is also a member of the JGS of New York.

This will be the JGSGO's first evening meeting at the Southwest
Orlando Jewish Congregation. New location, new time, great program!
Nolan Altman is the expert in his field and this information can help
you "cross the pond" and more. Nolan will present to the group >from
New York live via Skype. If you ever thought about starting on your
family history research journey, this is the meeting for you. Don't
miss out!

DATE: Tuesday, January 17, 2012
TIME: 7:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M.
LOCATION: Southwest Orlando Jewish Congregation, Social Hall, 11200
South Apopka Vineland Road, Orlando, FL 32836
FREE: Open to the public

About the Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Orlando
The Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Orlando (JGSGO) is a not
for profit organization dedicated to sharing genealogical information,
techniques and research tools with anyone interested in Jewish
genealogy and family history. There is no charge to attend the
meeting. Anyone may join JGSGO. Annual dues are $25 for an individual
and $30 for a family. For more information visit our blog at
www.jgsgo.blogspot.com .

# # #
Contact Information:
Marlis Humphrey
JGSGO VP Programs & Publicity
marlis@...


Exciting genealogy news from Israel #lodz #poland

ingrid rockberger
 

Dear Genners,

Genealogy in Israel is starting 2012 with a bang!

We are excited to announce the formation of the Israel Genealogy Research
Association (IGRA). IGRA is bringing new technology, new energy and new
excitement to genealogy in Israel. Amongst the founders are some
of Israel's top genealogists including: Esther Ramon, Mathilde Tagger,
Martha Lev-Zion, Jean-Pierre Stroweis, Daniel Horowitz, H. Daniel Wagner,
Rose Lerer Cohen and Rose Feldman - names familiar to veteran
genealogists around the world.

Everyone interested in genealogy is welcome to join us. One of our
main aims is to open up as many data sources as possible to the public.
We are striving to use the latest technology tools to reach as many
people as possible. Please visit our website www.genealogy.org.il
and register (free) in order to receive increased access, remain
informed and allow us to be in contact with you about our activities.
The website will be the centre of the organization, which will host
videos, webinars, articles on genealogy, research guides, our calendar
of events around the country, and more. The website is in English, but
multi-lingual with a translation option into several additional
languages. There are many benefits of membership as well, and we hope
you will consider joining us in this exciting endeavour.

Ingrid Rockberger, Chair, Raanana Branch, Israel Genealogical Society

Researching: ROCHVERGER: Lowicz and Lodz,Poland, KONIARSKI: Zloczew,
Poland, LAJZEROWICZ: Lutotow, Poland,GREMBEK: Pabianice, Poland.


Lodz Area Research Group #Lodz #Poland Exciting genealogy news from Israel #lodz #poland

ingrid rockberger
 

Dear Genners,

Genealogy in Israel is starting 2012 with a bang!

We are excited to announce the formation of the Israel Genealogy Research
Association (IGRA). IGRA is bringing new technology, new energy and new
excitement to genealogy in Israel. Amongst the founders are some
of Israel's top genealogists including: Esther Ramon, Mathilde Tagger,
Martha Lev-Zion, Jean-Pierre Stroweis, Daniel Horowitz, H. Daniel Wagner,
Rose Lerer Cohen and Rose Feldman - names familiar to veteran
genealogists around the world.

Everyone interested in genealogy is welcome to join us. One of our
main aims is to open up as many data sources as possible to the public.
We are striving to use the latest technology tools to reach as many
people as possible. Please visit our website www.genealogy.org.il
and register (free) in order to receive increased access, remain
informed and allow us to be in contact with you about our activities.
The website will be the centre of the organization, which will host
videos, webinars, articles on genealogy, research guides, our calendar
of events around the country, and more. The website is in English, but
multi-lingual with a translation option into several additional
languages. There are many benefits of membership as well, and we hope
you will consider joining us in this exciting endeavour.

Ingrid Rockberger, Chair, Raanana Branch, Israel Genealogical Society

Researching: ROCHVERGER: Lowicz and Lodz,Poland, KONIARSKI: Zloczew,
Poland, LAJZEROWICZ: Lutotow, Poland,GREMBEK: Pabianice, Poland.


Need translation and derivation of Yiddish? words from "Sefer Serock" Yizkor Book #poland

Howard Orenstein
 

Hi All,
There's a sentence in the Serock Yizkor book that reads:

The military recruits (prizivnikes) in the military were called
"Losovnikes." (lamed alef samekh alef vav vav nun yud kuf ayin samekh)

I've seen prizivnikes refer to military recruits, although I'm not sure
of its derivation. Also, I've never seen the term Losovnikes and am not
sure of the reference in the sentence.

Please send me your thoughts on these 2 words.
Gratefully.

Howard Orenstein, Ph.D.
Westminster,MD
horenstein@...

Explore Your Jewish Heritage in Wyszkow,Poland:
http://www2.mcdaniel.edu/Psychology/HBO/JHWyszkow3.html
Jewish Heritage in Serock,Poland:
http://www2.mcdaniel.edu/Psychology/HBO/JHSerock3/Welcome.html
Searching for:
ORENSTEIN -- Serock, Wyszkow, Pultusk, Poland
HOLLAND (GOLAND), PIENIEK, OSTROWIAK -- Serock, Wyszkow, Poland
BLUM (BLOOM) -- Wyszkow, Poland; London, England


JRI Poland #Poland Need translation and derivation of Yiddish? words from "Sefer Serock" Yizkor Book #poland

Howard Orenstein
 

Hi All,
There's a sentence in the Serock Yizkor book that reads:

The military recruits (prizivnikes) in the military were called
"Losovnikes." (lamed alef samekh alef vav vav nun yud kuf ayin samekh)

I've seen prizivnikes refer to military recruits, although I'm not sure
of its derivation. Also, I've never seen the term Losovnikes and am not
sure of the reference in the sentence.

Please send me your thoughts on these 2 words.
Gratefully.

Howard Orenstein, Ph.D.
Westminster,MD
horenstein@...

Explore Your Jewish Heritage in Wyszkow,Poland:
http://www2.mcdaniel.edu/Psychology/HBO/JHWyszkow3.html
Jewish Heritage in Serock,Poland:
http://www2.mcdaniel.edu/Psychology/HBO/JHSerock3/Welcome.html
Searching for:
ORENSTEIN -- Serock, Wyszkow, Pultusk, Poland
HOLLAND (GOLAND), PIENIEK, OSTROWIAK -- Serock, Wyszkow, Poland
BLUM (BLOOM) -- Wyszkow, Poland; London, England


Looking for Irena SOKOTOUSKA Targowa 15/46 Warschau #poland

Rivka Schirman <capitetes@...>
 

Le 10 janv. 12 08:04, Charles Mahler a ecrit :
During the war Karol BUSCHEL, born in Kolomeyya and an importer-
exporter
of eggs in Lemberg, was in Poland as he was mobilised as an officer in
the Polish army. His wife, Ella MAHLER, my aunt, was living with
her two
children Liliane and Armand, in the house of my grand-parents
MAHLER in
Antwerp Belgium. I recently discovered some correspondence between
them
from 1940 to July 1944. This letters were written and addressed to
non-Jewish intermediaries: a Madeleine DURT in Antwerp and Irena
SOKOTOUSKA living in Warschau Targowa 15/46. Irena's mother's given
name was Wlada.

Is there any possibility to discover some information about this brave
woman in Warschau?

Bonjour, Charles,

Two preliminary observations:
1. The two non-Jewish women served at least, as "mail box" for the
two Jews, respectively in Antwerpen and Warsaw but must have been in
pretty constant contact with them (once when receiving the letter in
order to send, once when receiving the answer and handing it to the
addressee).

2. By the dates you mention, your uncle was, by definition, in hiding
on the Aryan side of Warsaw and in contact with Irena Sokotouska (are
you sure of the spelling ?) for at least some 14-15 full months after
the destruction of the ghetto. However, the fact that the letters
were sent to and >from Warsaw does not necessarily mean he, himself
was in Warsaw. IT might not even necessarily mean that the Polish
lady whose name was on the envelope really existed or that it was her
real name, this might have been (again, given the dates), another
"mail box" or a code-name of a member of the Zegota, for example
(see more: http://www.projectinposterum.org/docs/zegota.htm). The
postal stamp on the Polish envelopes, if you have them, might bring
some information about this.

Did your uncle survive the war ?

If yes, one possible way of finding more about Irena SOKOTOUSKA (are
you sure about the spelling ?) is to check whether he gave testimony
any where, mentioning her. Yad Vashem's collection of individual
testimonies now included also the full collections of testimonies
collected by survivors in Poland itself in the years 1944-1948 and
those collected in the DP camps in the US Zone in Germany before
reaching their next destinations, so this would be a good place to
start.

You might contact the Oral History Department of the Yad Vashem
Archives, telling the story, and ask whether there is a testimony
given by your uncle or your aunt and/or any other testimony
mentioning either of these two ladies and, if yes, see how you can
get a copy.
To contact the Oral History Section

Tel.: 972-2-6443753; Fax: xx-972-2-6443431;
E-Mail: testimonies@...

The Oral History Section
Yad Vashem Archives
POB 3477
Jerusalem 91034

In case you uncle did not survive and did not give testimony himself,
one way of getting help in tracing them could be by telling your
story and sending copies of the envelopes + content of letters (that
might reveal something about the two non-Jewish ladies), to Yad
Vashem, but this time to the Department of Righteous Among the
Nations, asking for these two ladies to be recognized, postumously,
for the assistance extended under life-danger and asking Yad Vashem's
assistance in identifying them.

To contact Yad Vahsem Depratment of Righteous Among the Nations:
Tel. 972-2-6443520; Fax. 972-2-6443743;
E-mail: righteous.nations@...,
Yad Vashem
POB 3477
Jerusalem
Israel, 91034

Another place to find help in identifying Irena Sokotuska is by
writing to the Warsaw Museum of the History of Polish Jews, who are
also devoting time to identifying such persons :
http://www.jewishmuseum.org.pl/en/cms/contact/.

I hope this help and would love to know what you might have learned
more ...

Rivka Schirman nee Moscisker
Paris, France
Searching: MOSCISKER >from Brody, Budzynin, Buczacz, Okopy Szwietej
Trojce, Krakow, Lwow), WEISSMANN and REINSTEIN >from Okopy Szwietej
Trojce (Borszczow, Tarnopol)

MODERATOR'S NOTE: In the immediately preceding message, Charles
confirmed that Irena's surname was likely SOKOLOWSKA.


JRI Poland #Poland Looking for Irena SOKOTOUSKA Targowa 15/46 Warschau #poland

Rivka Schirman <capitetes@...>
 

Le 10 janv. 12 08:04, Charles Mahler a ecrit :
During the war Karol BUSCHEL, born in Kolomeyya and an importer-
exporter
of eggs in Lemberg, was in Poland as he was mobilised as an officer in
the Polish army. His wife, Ella MAHLER, my aunt, was living with
her two
children Liliane and Armand, in the house of my grand-parents
MAHLER in
Antwerp Belgium. I recently discovered some correspondence between
them
from 1940 to July 1944. This letters were written and addressed to
non-Jewish intermediaries: a Madeleine DURT in Antwerp and Irena
SOKOTOUSKA living in Warschau Targowa 15/46. Irena's mother's given
name was Wlada.

Is there any possibility to discover some information about this brave
woman in Warschau?

Bonjour, Charles,

Two preliminary observations:
1. The two non-Jewish women served at least, as "mail box" for the
two Jews, respectively in Antwerpen and Warsaw but must have been in
pretty constant contact with them (once when receiving the letter in
order to send, once when receiving the answer and handing it to the
addressee).

2. By the dates you mention, your uncle was, by definition, in hiding
on the Aryan side of Warsaw and in contact with Irena Sokotouska (are
you sure of the spelling ?) for at least some 14-15 full months after
the destruction of the ghetto. However, the fact that the letters
were sent to and >from Warsaw does not necessarily mean he, himself
was in Warsaw. IT might not even necessarily mean that the Polish
lady whose name was on the envelope really existed or that it was her
real name, this might have been (again, given the dates), another
"mail box" or a code-name of a member of the Zegota, for example
(see more: http://www.projectinposterum.org/docs/zegota.htm). The
postal stamp on the Polish envelopes, if you have them, might bring
some information about this.

Did your uncle survive the war ?

If yes, one possible way of finding more about Irena SOKOTOUSKA (are
you sure about the spelling ?) is to check whether he gave testimony
any where, mentioning her. Yad Vashem's collection of individual
testimonies now included also the full collections of testimonies
collected by survivors in Poland itself in the years 1944-1948 and
those collected in the DP camps in the US Zone in Germany before
reaching their next destinations, so this would be a good place to
start.

You might contact the Oral History Department of the Yad Vashem
Archives, telling the story, and ask whether there is a testimony
given by your uncle or your aunt and/or any other testimony
mentioning either of these two ladies and, if yes, see how you can
get a copy.
To contact the Oral History Section

Tel.: 972-2-6443753; Fax: xx-972-2-6443431;
E-Mail: testimonies@...

The Oral History Section
Yad Vashem Archives
POB 3477
Jerusalem 91034

In case you uncle did not survive and did not give testimony himself,
one way of getting help in tracing them could be by telling your
story and sending copies of the envelopes + content of letters (that
might reveal something about the two non-Jewish ladies), to Yad
Vashem, but this time to the Department of Righteous Among the
Nations, asking for these two ladies to be recognized, postumously,
for the assistance extended under life-danger and asking Yad Vashem's
assistance in identifying them.

To contact Yad Vahsem Depratment of Righteous Among the Nations:
Tel. 972-2-6443520; Fax. 972-2-6443743;
E-mail: righteous.nations@...,
Yad Vashem
POB 3477
Jerusalem
Israel, 91034

Another place to find help in identifying Irena Sokotuska is by
writing to the Warsaw Museum of the History of Polish Jews, who are
also devoting time to identifying such persons :
http://www.jewishmuseum.org.pl/en/cms/contact/.

I hope this help and would love to know what you might have learned
more ...

Rivka Schirman nee Moscisker
Paris, France
Searching: MOSCISKER >from Brody, Budzynin, Buczacz, Okopy Szwietej
Trojce, Krakow, Lwow), WEISSMANN and REINSTEIN >from Okopy Szwietej
Trojce (Borszczow, Tarnopol)

MODERATOR'S NOTE: In the immediately preceding message, Charles
confirmed that Irena's surname was likely SOKOLOWSKA.


Re: BIENSTOCK - Paris #france

bevmargo@...
 

Thanks to all who forwarded names of BIENSTOCKS in Paris.
Thanks to Eva for finding the missing birth certificate for
my 8-year old cousin Robert.
Will send updates.

Thanks
Beverly Bienstock Margolies


French SIG #France Re: BIENSTOCK - Paris #france

bevmargo@...
 

Thanks to all who forwarded names of BIENSTOCKS in Paris.
Thanks to Eva for finding the missing birth certificate for
my 8-year old cousin Robert.
Will send updates.

Thanks
Beverly Bienstock Margolies


Re: correction Looking for Irena SOKOTOUSKA Targowa 15/46 Warschau should be SOKOLOWSKA #poland

Charles Mahler
 

Hello Everybody,
Yesterday I send this email:
Thanks to a kind researcher who suggested that the name of the Polish
lady is SOKOLOWSKA and not SOKOTOUSKA. So if somebody might recognize
this name it would be great.

"During the war Karol BUSCHEL, born in Kolomeyya and an
importer-exporter of eggs in Lemberg was in Poland as he was mobilised
as an officer in the Polish army. His wife, Ella MAHLER, my aunt, was
living with her two children Liliane and Armand, in the house of my
grand-parents MAHLER in Antwerp Belgium. I recently discovered some
correspondence between them >from 1940 to July 1944. This letters were
written and addressed to non Jewish intermediaries: a Madeleine DURT
in Antwerp and Irena SOKOLOWSKA living in Warschau Targowa 15/46.
Irena's mother's given name was Wlada. Is there any possibility to
discover some information about this brave woman in Warschau?"

Best regards
Charles Mahler
Antwerp Belgium


JRI Poland #Poland RE: correction Looking for Irena SOKOTOUSKA Targowa 15/46 Warschau should be SOKOLOWSKA #poland

Charles Mahler
 

Hello Everybody,
Yesterday I send this email:
Thanks to a kind researcher who suggested that the name of the Polish
lady is SOKOLOWSKA and not SOKOTOUSKA. So if somebody might recognize
this name it would be great.

"During the war Karol BUSCHEL, born in Kolomeyya and an
importer-exporter of eggs in Lemberg was in Poland as he was mobilised
as an officer in the Polish army. His wife, Ella MAHLER, my aunt, was
living with her two children Liliane and Armand, in the house of my
grand-parents MAHLER in Antwerp Belgium. I recently discovered some
correspondence between them >from 1940 to July 1944. This letters were
written and addressed to non Jewish intermediaries: a Madeleine DURT
in Antwerp and Irena SOKOLOWSKA living in Warschau Targowa 15/46.
Irena's mother's given name was Wlada. Is there any possibility to
discover some information about this brave woman in Warschau?"

Best regards
Charles Mahler
Antwerp Belgium


Descendants of Isadore and Anna SCHERER #general

Jerry Scherer <jscherer@...>
 

I am trying to locate the descendants of my granduncle Isadore SCHERER
(1883-1935) and grandaunt Anna Scherer (1884-1961).

The information >from the JewishGen Online Worldwide Burial Registry show
that they are buried at Mt Hebron Cemetery, Queens, NY/USA. The comments for
Anna are a beloved mother, dear grandmother and great grandmother. >from the
Ellis Island passenger list, I was able to determine that Isadore and Anna
had 3 children, Helena (1907-?), Pinchos (1909-?) and Leon (1911-?).

If you can help or have any information on the children, grandchildren or
great grandchildren of Isadore and Anna Scherer, please contact me at the
following email address.

Thank you.

Jerry Scherer
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
jscherer@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Descendants of Isadore and Anna SCHERER #general

Jerry Scherer <jscherer@...>
 

I am trying to locate the descendants of my granduncle Isadore SCHERER
(1883-1935) and grandaunt Anna Scherer (1884-1961).

The information >from the JewishGen Online Worldwide Burial Registry show
that they are buried at Mt Hebron Cemetery, Queens, NY/USA. The comments for
Anna are a beloved mother, dear grandmother and great grandmother. >from the
Ellis Island passenger list, I was able to determine that Isadore and Anna
had 3 children, Helena (1907-?), Pinchos (1909-?) and Leon (1911-?).

If you can help or have any information on the children, grandchildren or
great grandchildren of Isadore and Anna Scherer, please contact me at the
following email address.

Thank you.

Jerry Scherer
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
jscherer@...

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