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FW: Canada Census 1911 - Research Tip and Suggestion #general

Shlomo Katz <SKatz@...>
 

I have a research tip for the Canada Census. If you are like me and are
flailing about blindly reading page after page of the census, you can
save some eye strain by focusing on the columns for "Racial or Tribal
Origin" and "Religion," instead of trying to read all of the family
names. If you know you are looking for a "Hebrew," you can easily
eliminate pages in just seconds which are all "R. Catholique" or
"Methodiste" etc.

Now a suggestion for someone who has the time and access to the relevant
information (I have neither). Perhaps someonce can identify the
districts or subdistricts in Montreal where major synagogues were
located in 1911 and post that information. That way, if I know that
(for example) my great-uncle married at a certain synagogue, I can have
a hope of narrowing the search. Obviously, people sometimes (often?)
married outside of their neighborhoods, but it's a start.

Thanks,

Shlomo Katz
Silver Spring MD


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen FW: Canada Census 1911 - Research Tip and Suggestion #general

Shlomo Katz <SKatz@...>
 

I have a research tip for the Canada Census. If you are like me and are
flailing about blindly reading page after page of the census, you can
save some eye strain by focusing on the columns for "Racial or Tribal
Origin" and "Religion," instead of trying to read all of the family
names. If you know you are looking for a "Hebrew," you can easily
eliminate pages in just seconds which are all "R. Catholique" or
"Methodiste" etc.

Now a suggestion for someone who has the time and access to the relevant
information (I have neither). Perhaps someonce can identify the
districts or subdistricts in Montreal where major synagogues were
located in 1911 and post that information. That way, if I know that
(for example) my great-uncle married at a certain synagogue, I can have
a hope of narrowing the search. Obviously, people sometimes (often?)
married outside of their neighborhoods, but it's a start.

Thanks,

Shlomo Katz
Silver Spring MD


JRI-Poland Needs Volunteers to Extract Info from Pre-1826 Registers, Town of Serock #general

Howard Orenstein
 

Dear Friends,
Motivated by curiosity, I examined LDS microfilm Number 1496724,
which contained Catholic Records for Serock, between 1808 and 1825.
To my delight and amazement,
I found records that contained Hebrew signatures. Unfortunately, I
cannot discern the contents of these Polish records. I made photocopies of
the records and then scanned them into my computer. So, on behalf of JRI-Poland,
I am asking for volunteers to examine these scans and extract the information
from them in order to provide information for researchers
interested in families >from this geographical area. I have about 65
scans, each about .8MB, and I could email you as many as you would like to work
on, provided that each separate mailing contains no more than 3 scans.

You can look at a couple online to give you an idea of what is involved.

http://www2.mcdaniel.edu/Psychology/HBO/crop0160.jpg

http://www2.mcdaniel.edu/Psychology/HBO/crop0161.jpg

If you are interested in helping with this project, please contact me
privately.

Thanks,
Howard Orenstein
horenstein@...

Searching for:
ORENSTEIN -- Serock, Wyszkow, Pultusk, Plonsk, Poland
HOLLAND (GOLAND), PIENIEK, OSTROWIAK -- Serock, Wyszkow, Poland
BLUM (BLOOM) -- Wyszkow, Poland; London, England


House number in birth record #poland

Fran Segall <FranSegall@...>
 

In Galician birth registers (post 1877) 2 of the sub-columns in column 2
are for the place of birth - one is the town, the other is the house
number. How were addresses identified at that time? Is there a street
name or were all the houses in the town identified solely by a house
number?

Fran
Manassas, VA
FranSegall@...
***********************************
Doing research on:
Galicia, Poland: STRICK (Wielopole)
Galicia, Ukraine: LICHTMANN (Stanislavov/Ivano-Frankovs'k and
Bolszowce/Bol'shovtsy)
Belarus: BROUDA/BREWDA/BREVDA/BREWDI (Amstibove/Mstibovo)
Ukraine: KLETZEL/KLETSEL (Volhynia region)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JRI-Poland Needs Volunteers to Extract Info from Pre-1826 Registers, Town of Serock #general

Howard Orenstein
 

Dear Friends,
Motivated by curiosity, I examined LDS microfilm Number 1496724,
which contained Catholic Records for Serock, between 1808 and 1825.
To my delight and amazement,
I found records that contained Hebrew signatures. Unfortunately, I
cannot discern the contents of these Polish records. I made photocopies of
the records and then scanned them into my computer. So, on behalf of JRI-Poland,
I am asking for volunteers to examine these scans and extract the information
from them in order to provide information for researchers
interested in families >from this geographical area. I have about 65
scans, each about .8MB, and I could email you as many as you would like to work
on, provided that each separate mailing contains no more than 3 scans.

You can look at a couple online to give you an idea of what is involved.

http://www2.mcdaniel.edu/Psychology/HBO/crop0160.jpg

http://www2.mcdaniel.edu/Psychology/HBO/crop0161.jpg

If you are interested in helping with this project, please contact me
privately.

Thanks,
Howard Orenstein
horenstein@...

Searching for:
ORENSTEIN -- Serock, Wyszkow, Pultusk, Plonsk, Poland
HOLLAND (GOLAND), PIENIEK, OSTROWIAK -- Serock, Wyszkow, Poland
BLUM (BLOOM) -- Wyszkow, Poland; London, England


JRI Poland #Poland House number in birth record #poland

Fran Segall <FranSegall@...>
 

In Galician birth registers (post 1877) 2 of the sub-columns in column 2
are for the place of birth - one is the town, the other is the house
number. How were addresses identified at that time? Is there a street
name or were all the houses in the town identified solely by a house
number?

Fran
Manassas, VA
FranSegall@...
***********************************
Doing research on:
Galicia, Poland: STRICK (Wielopole)
Galicia, Ukraine: LICHTMANN (Stanislavov/Ivano-Frankovs'k and
Bolszowce/Bol'shovtsy)
Belarus: BROUDA/BREWDA/BREVDA/BREWDI (Amstibove/Mstibovo)
Ukraine: KLETZEL/KLETSEL (Volhynia region)


JRI-POLAND Needs Volunteers to Extract Info from Pre-1826 Registers, Town of Serock #poland

Howard Orenstein
 

Dear Friends,

Motivated by curiosity, I examined LDS microfilm Number 1496724,
which contained Catholic Records for Serock, between 1808 and 1825.
To my delight and amazement,I found records that contained Hebrew
signatures. Unfortunately, I cannot discern the contents of these
Polish records. I made photocopies of the records and then scanned
them into my computer.

So, on behalf of JRI-Poland, I am asking for volunteers to examine
these scans and extract the information >from them in order to provide
information for researchers interested in families >from this
geographical area. I have about 65 scans, each about .8MB, and I could
email you as many as you would like to work on, provided that each
separate mailing contains no more than 3 scans.

You can look at a couple online to give you an idea of what is involved.

http://www2.mcdaniel.edu/Psychology/HBO/crop0160.jpg

http://www2.mcdaniel.edu/Psychology/HBO/crop0161.jpg

If you are interested in helping with this project, please contact me
privately.

Thanks,
Howard Orenstein
horenstein@...

Searching for:
ORENSTEIN -- Serock, Wyszkow, Pultusk, Plonsk, Poland
HOLLAND (GOLAND), PIENIEK, OSTROWIAK -- Serock, Wyszkow, Poland
BLUM (BLOOM) -- Wyszkow, Poland; London, England


JRI Poland #Poland JRI-POLAND Needs Volunteers to Extract Info from Pre-1826 Registers, Town of Serock #poland

Howard Orenstein
 

Dear Friends,

Motivated by curiosity, I examined LDS microfilm Number 1496724,
which contained Catholic Records for Serock, between 1808 and 1825.
To my delight and amazement,I found records that contained Hebrew
signatures. Unfortunately, I cannot discern the contents of these
Polish records. I made photocopies of the records and then scanned
them into my computer.

So, on behalf of JRI-Poland, I am asking for volunteers to examine
these scans and extract the information >from them in order to provide
information for researchers interested in families >from this
geographical area. I have about 65 scans, each about .8MB, and I could
email you as many as you would like to work on, provided that each
separate mailing contains no more than 3 scans.

You can look at a couple online to give you an idea of what is involved.

http://www2.mcdaniel.edu/Psychology/HBO/crop0160.jpg

http://www2.mcdaniel.edu/Psychology/HBO/crop0161.jpg

If you are interested in helping with this project, please contact me
privately.

Thanks,
Howard Orenstein
horenstein@...

Searching for:
ORENSTEIN -- Serock, Wyszkow, Pultusk, Plonsk, Poland
HOLLAND (GOLAND), PIENIEK, OSTROWIAK -- Serock, Wyszkow, Poland
BLUM (BLOOM) -- Wyszkow, Poland; London, England


Re: Given name Yekhiyel #belarus

Howard Schwerdlin <howard1954@...>
 

Yekhiyel is also spelled Yechiel.

Howard Schwerdlin (Yechiel Baruch)
researching
Schwerdlin, Sverdlin, Swerdlin

----- Original Message -----
Subject: Given name Yekhiyel
From: "Stan Golembe" <ocstan@...>
I believe I have found an ancestor >from Lyachovichi, Belarus whose given
name is Yekhiyel. I am trying to match him up with other names I have from
the same father. I have searched the JewishGen given names index with no
results. Could anyone tell me if this name is a version of Isaac, Itzko,
Benjamin, Ilya?
----------------------------


Belarus SIG #Belarus Re: Given name Yekhiyel #belarus

Howard Schwerdlin <howard1954@...>
 

Yekhiyel is also spelled Yechiel.

Howard Schwerdlin (Yechiel Baruch)
researching
Schwerdlin, Sverdlin, Swerdlin

----- Original Message -----
Subject: Given name Yekhiyel
From: "Stan Golembe" <ocstan@...>
I believe I have found an ancestor >from Lyachovichi, Belarus whose given
name is Yekhiyel. I am trying to match him up with other names I have from
the same father. I have searched the JewishGen given names index with no
results. Could anyone tell me if this name is a version of Isaac, Itzko,
Benjamin, Ilya?
----------------------------


Re: Bialystok Yizkor Ceremonies #poland

Tilford Bartman <bartmant@...>
 

Thanks to Mark for giving a heads up regarding these upcoming solemn
occasions.

It is indeed quite unpleasant. However, I urge anyone who hasn't
already done so to educate themselves regarding some of the details of
the crimes against humanity perpetrated against the Jewish people of
Bialystok and the surrounding communities. We should never forget the
specific absolute horrors that were visited upon these people by the
Germans and their helpers. The holocaust sections of the Bialystoker
Memorial Book that are published in English on
www.zchor.org/bialystok/yizkor1.htm are a good place to begin. These
horrible crimes went largely unpunished. The head of the Gestapo's
Jewish section in Bialystok was captured and tried in Bialystok at the
end of the war and hung. There were also trials in Germany in the early
60's involving members of some of the German Military Police Battalions
that were active in Bialystok including one >from Hamburg Germany. Not
all but most charged got absurdly light sentences. Some members of
these units returned to Hamburg after the war and got jobs as policemen
and lived out full lives on a pension, with their involvement in the
genocide of the Jewish people never being exposed. There was little
justice let alone revenge for the crime of near total destruction of
Jewish population (approximately 200,000 people) of the Bialystok
region. >from what I can tell the "Nazi hunter" Beate Klarsfeld appears
to have made the greatest effort. The least we can do now is educate
ourselves about these crimes, continue to memorialize the victims honor
their memory. Also we should be mindful that there is much more to the
story of the Jews of the Bialystok region than just the death and
destruction of the Shoa and the difficult years before the war about
which we have perhaps heard the most. Jews lived in the region for
almost 500 years, and there were large periods of time when the Jewish
community thrived in just about every respect and lived quite remarkably
free of persecution, and was able to freely practice the Jewish religion
and rather autonomously develop a deep and unique culture.

Below is something written by Avashi Dolinsly holocaust survivor >from
Zabludow when the memory of the countless murdered was still fresh.

To the six million Jews that perished, burned and gassed; fathers,
mothers, sisters, brothers, children, grandmothers and grandfathers;
rabbis, authors, artists, merchants and craftsmen; teachers and
educators. Whole communities, whole sects were thrown into fires and
into the gas chambers, and among them our unforgettable community Zabludow.

-- To our home and birthplace Zabludow; each and every one of us
will forever remember his acquaintances and all those we loved. Their
countenances will be forever engraved deep in our hearts and yet they
are no longer. Disappeared with the smoke! The Nazis (may their memory
be erased) burned them alive! There is a common saying: "all that the
earth covers -- is forgotten". We are forbidden according to this
saying. Our martyrs did not die a natural death and were not brought for
burial! They were uprooted in the prime of their lives by the Nazi
animals, that masqueraded as humans. They were murdered in the cruelest
manner.

The Nazis murdered them in the gas chambers and burned them in the
crematoria; old and young, men and women, children and tots - they were
murdered in Majdanek, Teblinka, and Auschwitz. Even graves did not
remain... no graves, no gravestones, no stones!... We bear a heavy
burden of rocks of sadness deep in our hearts; we will carry in our
hearts the grief forever - until the end of our lives...The ashes of our
martyrs were scattered by the wind upon the face of the earth on rivers
and seas...

And Every place that a son of Zabludow lives, he will mourn the fate of
our towns people, and will not forget. He will also know that it is not
enough to cry over the loss. We must unite with our martyrs and we must
obey the commandment: "May the memory of Amalek be erased." We must
never forget! At least this we owe our martyrs we shall not forgive and
we shall not forget! They command us to avenge their death!!!

Tilford Bartman

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Mark Halpern wrote:

The period of 16-23 August 1943 marked the end for Jewish Bialystok. In
The Bialystoker Memorial Book, it is stated:

"During this period the final liquidation of the ghetto took place,
marked by heroic resistance of the ghetto Jews against the monstrous
oppressors. In that sorrowful week the ghetto was completely wiped off
the face of the earth, the resistance crushed in a wave of blood and
murder of the remaining 40,000 martyrs and Jewish Bialystok was turned
into a huge heap of ashes and dust."

Two ceremonies will commemorate this dark period in Bialystok's history
and the bravery of those who fought to the end.

In Bialystok, the commemoration will start at 12 Noon at the Memorial to
the Shoah Victims at the Zabia Street Ghetto Cemetery. Speeches by the
Mayor of Bialystok, a representative of the Israeli government, a
representative of the Jewish Community, and special guests >from overseas
will be followed by Kadish and the laying of wreaths and flowers to
honor the Bialystoker martyrs who perished during the Holocaust. After
the Ceremony, at 2:00 PM, all are invited to the Muzeum Wojska Polskiego
to view the exhibits, including "Bialystoker Jews at the Front during
World War II."

If you happen to be in Poland at this time, please try to attend.

In Israel, The Society of Former Residents of Bialystok and Surroundings
will hold the 62nd Remembrance Assembly at Kiryat Bialystok in Yehud.
The memorial will take place at 7:00 PM on Wednesday, 24 August 2005
near the Memorial Monument in the square of the Great Synagogue on Iccak
Melamed Street in Yehud.

If you live in Israel or happen to be visiting, please try to attend.

For more information, please go to
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/bialygen/62Memorial.htm.

Mark Halpern
BIALYGen Coordinator


BialyGen: Bialystok Region #Bialystok #Poland Re: Bialystok Yizkor Ceremonies #poland

Tilford Bartman <bartmant@...>
 

Thanks to Mark for giving a heads up regarding these upcoming solemn
occasions.

It is indeed quite unpleasant. However, I urge anyone who hasn't
already done so to educate themselves regarding some of the details of
the crimes against humanity perpetrated against the Jewish people of
Bialystok and the surrounding communities. We should never forget the
specific absolute horrors that were visited upon these people by the
Germans and their helpers. The holocaust sections of the Bialystoker
Memorial Book that are published in English on
www.zchor.org/bialystok/yizkor1.htm are a good place to begin. These
horrible crimes went largely unpunished. The head of the Gestapo's
Jewish section in Bialystok was captured and tried in Bialystok at the
end of the war and hung. There were also trials in Germany in the early
60's involving members of some of the German Military Police Battalions
that were active in Bialystok including one >from Hamburg Germany. Not
all but most charged got absurdly light sentences. Some members of
these units returned to Hamburg after the war and got jobs as policemen
and lived out full lives on a pension, with their involvement in the
genocide of the Jewish people never being exposed. There was little
justice let alone revenge for the crime of near total destruction of
Jewish population (approximately 200,000 people) of the Bialystok
region. >from what I can tell the "Nazi hunter" Beate Klarsfeld appears
to have made the greatest effort. The least we can do now is educate
ourselves about these crimes, continue to memorialize the victims honor
their memory. Also we should be mindful that there is much more to the
story of the Jews of the Bialystok region than just the death and
destruction of the Shoa and the difficult years before the war about
which we have perhaps heard the most. Jews lived in the region for
almost 500 years, and there were large periods of time when the Jewish
community thrived in just about every respect and lived quite remarkably
free of persecution, and was able to freely practice the Jewish religion
and rather autonomously develop a deep and unique culture.

Below is something written by Avashi Dolinsly holocaust survivor >from
Zabludow when the memory of the countless murdered was still fresh.

To the six million Jews that perished, burned and gassed; fathers,
mothers, sisters, brothers, children, grandmothers and grandfathers;
rabbis, authors, artists, merchants and craftsmen; teachers and
educators. Whole communities, whole sects were thrown into fires and
into the gas chambers, and among them our unforgettable community Zabludow.

-- To our home and birthplace Zabludow; each and every one of us
will forever remember his acquaintances and all those we loved. Their
countenances will be forever engraved deep in our hearts and yet they
are no longer. Disappeared with the smoke! The Nazis (may their memory
be erased) burned them alive! There is a common saying: "all that the
earth covers -- is forgotten". We are forbidden according to this
saying. Our martyrs did not die a natural death and were not brought for
burial! They were uprooted in the prime of their lives by the Nazi
animals, that masqueraded as humans. They were murdered in the cruelest
manner.

The Nazis murdered them in the gas chambers and burned them in the
crematoria; old and young, men and women, children and tots - they were
murdered in Majdanek, Teblinka, and Auschwitz. Even graves did not
remain... no graves, no gravestones, no stones!... We bear a heavy
burden of rocks of sadness deep in our hearts; we will carry in our
hearts the grief forever - until the end of our lives...The ashes of our
martyrs were scattered by the wind upon the face of the earth on rivers
and seas...

And Every place that a son of Zabludow lives, he will mourn the fate of
our towns people, and will not forget. He will also know that it is not
enough to cry over the loss. We must unite with our martyrs and we must
obey the commandment: "May the memory of Amalek be erased." We must
never forget! At least this we owe our martyrs we shall not forgive and
we shall not forget! They command us to avenge their death!!!

Tilford Bartman

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Mark Halpern wrote:

The period of 16-23 August 1943 marked the end for Jewish Bialystok. In
The Bialystoker Memorial Book, it is stated:

"During this period the final liquidation of the ghetto took place,
marked by heroic resistance of the ghetto Jews against the monstrous
oppressors. In that sorrowful week the ghetto was completely wiped off
the face of the earth, the resistance crushed in a wave of blood and
murder of the remaining 40,000 martyrs and Jewish Bialystok was turned
into a huge heap of ashes and dust."

Two ceremonies will commemorate this dark period in Bialystok's history
and the bravery of those who fought to the end.

In Bialystok, the commemoration will start at 12 Noon at the Memorial to
the Shoah Victims at the Zabia Street Ghetto Cemetery. Speeches by the
Mayor of Bialystok, a representative of the Israeli government, a
representative of the Jewish Community, and special guests >from overseas
will be followed by Kadish and the laying of wreaths and flowers to
honor the Bialystoker martyrs who perished during the Holocaust. After
the Ceremony, at 2:00 PM, all are invited to the Muzeum Wojska Polskiego
to view the exhibits, including "Bialystoker Jews at the Front during
World War II."

If you happen to be in Poland at this time, please try to attend.

In Israel, The Society of Former Residents of Bialystok and Surroundings
will hold the 62nd Remembrance Assembly at Kiryat Bialystok in Yehud.
The memorial will take place at 7:00 PM on Wednesday, 24 August 2005
near the Memorial Monument in the square of the Great Synagogue on Iccak
Melamed Street in Yehud.

If you live in Israel or happen to be visiting, please try to attend.

For more information, please go to
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/bialygen/62Memorial.htm.

Mark Halpern
BIALYGen Coordinator


Labun, Ukraine #general

Stewart Bernstein <skbernst123@...>
 

I have been researching my BARANSHTEYN/BERRNSTEIN
family >from Labun, Ukraine for a number of years.
Labun was/is located very close to the town of
Polonnoye. Labun was totally destroyed in WWII, and
it's Jewish inhabitants all murdered.

Just as a point of information, some of my personal
family photos and documents were used in the
Polonnoye, Ukraine Web-site's graphics.

I recently ran a quiery in the site's archives, and
found nothing with regard to Labun. I believe Labun
was rebuilt as Novolabun, but even that new name
rendered no positive results.

Any Labun researchers out there? As any reseacher, I'm
always searching for any new information.

Stewart Bernstein
Thousand Oaks, CA


Genealogy software for Palm #general

Laurphil <Laurphil@...>
 

Hello,
Does anyone knows some genealogy software for Palm handhelds?
It should exist but I cannot find anyone.
Thanks for any information.
Philip Abensur (Paris, France)

MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Labun, Ukraine #general

Stewart Bernstein <skbernst123@...>
 

I have been researching my BARANSHTEYN/BERRNSTEIN
family >from Labun, Ukraine for a number of years.
Labun was/is located very close to the town of
Polonnoye. Labun was totally destroyed in WWII, and
it's Jewish inhabitants all murdered.

Just as a point of information, some of my personal
family photos and documents were used in the
Polonnoye, Ukraine Web-site's graphics.

I recently ran a quiery in the site's archives, and
found nothing with regard to Labun. I believe Labun
was rebuilt as Novolabun, but even that new name
rendered no positive results.

Any Labun researchers out there? As any reseacher, I'm
always searching for any new information.

Stewart Bernstein
Thousand Oaks, CA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Genealogy software for Palm #general

Laurphil <Laurphil@...>
 

Hello,
Does anyone knows some genealogy software for Palm handhelds?
It should exist but I cannot find anyone.
Thanks for any information.
Philip Abensur (Paris, France)

MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately


Otwock, Poland cemetery #general

Howard Margol
 

In the August 5 issue of the Atlanta Jewish Times, in Atlanta, Georgia is an
interesting article about the Jewish cemetery in Otwock, Poland. On a recent
trip to Poland, 12 of the 32 people on a teen mission >from the North Lanier
Baptist Church in Cumming, Georgia cleared brush, dug up pieces of headstones
and tried to put Jewish grave markers back together.

On Sunday, August 7 the church will host an event at 4 p.m. where trip
participants can share their stories, pictures, and rubbings of the gravestones.
For more information call 770-781-5433 or visit www.northlanier.org

I am passing this information on for those who may be interested in the
Otwock, Poland cemetery. My ancestors were not >from Poland so I cannot tell you
anymore than the above.

Howard Margol
Atlanta, Georgia
homargol@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Otwock, Poland cemetery #general

Howard Margol
 

In the August 5 issue of the Atlanta Jewish Times, in Atlanta, Georgia is an
interesting article about the Jewish cemetery in Otwock, Poland. On a recent
trip to Poland, 12 of the 32 people on a teen mission >from the North Lanier
Baptist Church in Cumming, Georgia cleared brush, dug up pieces of headstones
and tried to put Jewish grave markers back together.

On Sunday, August 7 the church will host an event at 4 p.m. where trip
participants can share their stories, pictures, and rubbings of the gravestones.
For more information call 770-781-5433 or visit www.northlanier.org

I am passing this information on for those who may be interested in the
Otwock, Poland cemetery. My ancestors were not >from Poland so I cannot tell you
anymore than the above.

Howard Margol
Atlanta, Georgia
homargol@...


Re: Ferro Meridian #general

Dr. Steven B. Tesser
 

For the quick responses, thank you very much!


JewishGen Discussion Group digest wrote:

The Austrian Empire used
the Ferro Meridian, which passes through Hierro (or Ferro) Island, the
western-most of the Canary Islands. This makes sense for a European
land
power, as everything in Europe would have an East Longitude. Very
little
opportunity for that messy math connected with comparing points on both
sides of the Prime Meridian.

The Ferro Meridian is 17 degrees 40 minutes East of the Greenwich
Meridian.
Hence the difference you noted.
As I might have noticed, the upper left corner of each maplet reads
"ostlich v. ferro" which obviously (now) means "Eastward of Ferro!"

This has been an educational experience!

Sincerely,
Steven B. Tesser,


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Ferro Meridian #general

Dr. Steven B. Tesser
 

For the quick responses, thank you very much!


JewishGen Discussion Group digest wrote:

The Austrian Empire used
the Ferro Meridian, which passes through Hierro (or Ferro) Island, the
western-most of the Canary Islands. This makes sense for a European
land
power, as everything in Europe would have an East Longitude. Very
little
opportunity for that messy math connected with comparing points on both
sides of the Prime Meridian.

The Ferro Meridian is 17 degrees 40 minutes East of the Greenwich
Meridian.
Hence the difference you noted.
As I might have noticed, the upper left corner of each maplet reads
"ostlich v. ferro" which obviously (now) means "Eastward of Ferro!"

This has been an educational experience!

Sincerely,
Steven B. Tesser,