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Call for Papers for the Galitzianer #poland

Gesher Galicia SIG
 

Gesher Galicia's journal, the 'Galitzianer,' invites members and
non-members of Gesher Galicia to share family stories and other
accounts that have a clear connection to Jewish life in Austrian
Galicia (1772-1918). Submissions can also relate to Jewish life in
the territory of former Galicia during the interwar period and the
Holocaust.

In addition to Galician family stories, here are some other ideas
for articles:

** Profiles of Jewish writers, musicians, artists, political figures,
or others who were active in Galicia

** Topics related to the Jewish press or Jewish literature published
in Galicia

** The intergenerational tensions over education and professional
careers for women in Galicia

Prior to submitting an article, please contact me at
submissions@... with a brief description of your
proposal. Please note that all submitted articles undergo editorial
review and revisions to make sure they conform to the style and
standards of the journal.

For other information about the "Galitzianer," including instructions
for authors, consult our website at
https://www.geshergalicia.org/the-galitzianer/.

Thank you,

Jodi G. Benjamin
Editor, The Galitzianer
The Quarterly Research Journal of Gesher Galicia

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JRI Poland #Poland Call for Papers for the Galitzianer #poland

Gesher Galicia SIG
 

Gesher Galicia's journal, the 'Galitzianer,' invites members and
non-members of Gesher Galicia to share family stories and other
accounts that have a clear connection to Jewish life in Austrian
Galicia (1772-1918). Submissions can also relate to Jewish life in
the territory of former Galicia during the interwar period and the
Holocaust.

In addition to Galician family stories, here are some other ideas
for articles:

** Profiles of Jewish writers, musicians, artists, political figures,
or others who were active in Galicia

** Topics related to the Jewish press or Jewish literature published
in Galicia

** The intergenerational tensions over education and professional
careers for women in Galicia

Prior to submitting an article, please contact me at
submissions@... with a brief description of your
proposal. Please note that all submitted articles undergo editorial
review and revisions to make sure they conform to the style and
standards of the journal.

For other information about the "Galitzianer," including instructions
for authors, consult our website at
https://www.geshergalicia.org/the-galitzianer/.

Thank you,

Jodi G. Benjamin
Editor, The Galitzianer
The Quarterly Research Journal of Gesher Galicia

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Yiddish papers from Kovno #lithuania

Susan Garfinkel <sgarfink@...>
 

Here are 9 catalog records for Yiddish newspapers >from Kovno held at
the Library of Congress:
https://www.loc.gov/newspapers/?all=true&fa=language:yiddish%7Clocation:lithuania%7Csubject:kaunas.

I didn't click on each one, but checked a few and I believe they are
mostly/all microfilm copies--which suggests that other repositories
will have microfilm copies as well. Some of the titles are the same so
perhaps they are continuations.

To ask more about these microfilms or related items, direct your
questions through Ask A Librarian to the Hebraic Section specialists
using this form: http://www.loc.gov/rr/askalib/ask-amed.html.

Best,

Susan Garfinkel


On Wed, Aug 7, 2019 at 11:18 PM Ted Ashkenazy tia@...
wrote:

Before the War there was a daily Yiddish newspaper published in
Kaunas/Kovno. I wonder whether there exist any archival examples.

Ted Ashkenazy
tia@...


ZELTSER and ISRAELIT families, Kletsk and Vandziogala #rabbinic

sakina.bryant@...
 

Hello,

I am looking for my 3rd and 4th Great-Grandfathers, both of whom were
rabbis.

The first Rabbi is Aharon Zeltser, >from Kletsk, born early enough to
have a son in 1850. He is indicated as such clearly on the NY
gravestones of two of his sons: Aryeh Leib Minsky (originally Zeltser)
and my great-great-grandfather, Chaim Shaul Seltzer. I had heard in
the past he was a rabbi, and Vol. 3 of Yahadut Lita, page 310,
mentions this, along with one son, and that he retired to become a
merchant in Vandziogala, Lithuania. The JewishGen revisions list
confirm this as well. It looks like he may have had other children as
well.

I do not have access to this Yizkor Book in whole. There are a few
pages online though that are here:
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lithuania2/lit2_00310.html

Furthermore, it says that Rabbi Aharon Zeltser married the daughter of
another Rabbi, Rabbi Yisroel Israelit (born early enough to have a
grandson in 1850). >from the phrasing, it is unclear where he was from,
and I find no information about him anywhere. Someone suggested to me
that Rabbi Shaul Yisraeli, whose family were originally from
Novogrudek, may be related to this family. But still, I find his
identity confusing and would like to know who Rabbi Yisroel Israelit
is. There are many by this surname in Novogrudek, and a handful in
other parts of Belarus.

The phrasing implies that Rabbi Zeltser worked in Grodno after moving
from Kletsk and before retiring to Vandziogala.
His first son was born in Kletsk. He had a son about ten years later
in Vandziogala. So perhaps he worked in Grodno before his son was
born, or perhaps Rabbi Israelit was working in Grodno. It is not clear
to me.

I am unsure of Rabbi Aharon Zeltser's wife's name, although I suspect
it is Sora, as it is Anglicized to "Sarah Israel" on my
great-great-grandfather's death certificate, issued in Manhattan.

If anyone can assist me with my research into these two families --
especially parents, wives, or siblings, or any further mention of them
-- I would be very, very grateful. I do see brief mentions of the
Zeltser family in the Kletsk Yizkor book, but it would be >from a much
later date.

Thank you very much,

Most respectfully,

Prof. Sakina Bryant
Sonoma County, California


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Yiddish papers from Kovno #lithuania

Susan Garfinkel <sgarfink@...>
 

Here are 9 catalog records for Yiddish newspapers >from Kovno held at
the Library of Congress:
https://www.loc.gov/newspapers/?all=true&fa=language:yiddish%7Clocation:lithuania%7Csubject:kaunas.

I didn't click on each one, but checked a few and I believe they are
mostly/all microfilm copies--which suggests that other repositories
will have microfilm copies as well. Some of the titles are the same so
perhaps they are continuations.

To ask more about these microfilms or related items, direct your
questions through Ask A Librarian to the Hebraic Section specialists
using this form: http://www.loc.gov/rr/askalib/ask-amed.html.

Best,

Susan Garfinkel


On Wed, Aug 7, 2019 at 11:18 PM Ted Ashkenazy tia@...
wrote:

Before the War there was a daily Yiddish newspaper published in
Kaunas/Kovno. I wonder whether there exist any archival examples.

Ted Ashkenazy
tia@...


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic ZELTSER and ISRAELIT families, Kletsk and Vandziogala #rabbinic

sakina.bryant@...
 

Hello,

I am looking for my 3rd and 4th Great-Grandfathers, both of whom were
rabbis.

The first Rabbi is Aharon Zeltser, >from Kletsk, born early enough to
have a son in 1850. He is indicated as such clearly on the NY
gravestones of two of his sons: Aryeh Leib Minsky (originally Zeltser)
and my great-great-grandfather, Chaim Shaul Seltzer. I had heard in
the past he was a rabbi, and Vol. 3 of Yahadut Lita, page 310,
mentions this, along with one son, and that he retired to become a
merchant in Vandziogala, Lithuania. The JewishGen revisions list
confirm this as well. It looks like he may have had other children as
well.

I do not have access to this Yizkor Book in whole. There are a few
pages online though that are here:
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lithuania2/lit2_00310.html

Furthermore, it says that Rabbi Aharon Zeltser married the daughter of
another Rabbi, Rabbi Yisroel Israelit (born early enough to have a
grandson in 1850). >from the phrasing, it is unclear where he was from,
and I find no information about him anywhere. Someone suggested to me
that Rabbi Shaul Yisraeli, whose family were originally from
Novogrudek, may be related to this family. But still, I find his
identity confusing and would like to know who Rabbi Yisroel Israelit
is. There are many by this surname in Novogrudek, and a handful in
other parts of Belarus.

The phrasing implies that Rabbi Zeltser worked in Grodno after moving
from Kletsk and before retiring to Vandziogala.
His first son was born in Kletsk. He had a son about ten years later
in Vandziogala. So perhaps he worked in Grodno before his son was
born, or perhaps Rabbi Israelit was working in Grodno. It is not clear
to me.

I am unsure of Rabbi Aharon Zeltser's wife's name, although I suspect
it is Sora, as it is Anglicized to "Sarah Israel" on my
great-great-grandfather's death certificate, issued in Manhattan.

If anyone can assist me with my research into these two families --
especially parents, wives, or siblings, or any further mention of them
-- I would be very, very grateful. I do see brief mentions of the
Zeltser family in the Kletsk Yizkor book, but it would be >from a much
later date.

Thank you very much,

Most respectfully,

Prof. Sakina Bryant
Sonoma County, California


2019 JewishGen conference in Cleveland (2) #bessarabia

Yefim Kogan
 

Hi everybody,

Here is the second post about conference. There are going to be two
more following.

==Discovering the Treasures of the Yizkor Books: Using Yizkor Books in
Genealogy Family Research (Tuesday), presented by Sheli Fain and Yefim
ogan. Yizkor Books are compilation of articles about history of a town
or shteitl or a district, family stories, maps and photos, created by
former residents of these places. For many families it could be the
only source of information about them. Sheli Fain translated a number
of Yizkor books in to English, especially I would name one: Jews of
Kishinev. That is a terrific example of what such books consist of.
It was also published by JewishGen, and is available to purchase.

This presentation showed where the Yizkor books can be founded in the
original language, and also some books in Translation into English.
Sheli gave an overview of a structure and content of the books.

I (Yefim K.) gave a few example of how Yizkor books helped me in my
personal genealogical research.

==Why Jews >from the Former Soviet Union Often Called Russians?
(Thursday), presented by Yefim Kogan. I thought about this for some
time, but the idea to present it at the conference came last year,
when I read a label at Marc Chagall works at Fine Arts Museum. It
says Marc Chagall French, Belarussian... and in the online version:
French, born Belarus... How come Chagall became Belarus...
Belarussia was not a contry until late 20 century, he could not be a
citizen of Belarus, and if this is his ethnicity, not sure if I agree
with people who wrote it. Why not to put that he was Jewish or of
Jewish origin?

We talked about Nationality, Passport and what that meant back in the
Soviet Union and in the United States.

Texts of all presentations are going to be available soon online at
the Bessarabia SIG website. If you want to continue discussion this
and possible other questions/issues, please do so at the Bessarabia
SIG Discussion group.

To be continued... see more about other presentations I participated
and my personal experience at the conference and in Cleveland.

For our members who participated at the conference: please post your
view about the conference, presentations you liked, or not. What did
you learn in Cleveland? Also send me photos if you have >from the
conference.

Yefim Kogan and Inna Vayner
JewishGen Bessarabia SIG Leaders and Coordinators


Seeking Moses JEWELSOHN / YEVELSON son of Hirsch from Riga #latvia

Orit Lavi
 

Dear Friends,

Moses JEWELSOHN (various spellings) was born in Riga in 1901, to Hirsch and
Chava. In 1921 he immigrated to Palestine, as did his parents, and some of
his siblings.
Other siblings remained in Riga, or immigrated to the USA and to Brazil.

Moses (Moisi, Moshe)'s fate is unknown since the 1920s. Any info about him
would be highly appreciated.

In addition, the father Hirsch JEWELSOHN / YEVELSON was widowed in Palestine
in 1928. Following that, I lost track of him.
He was born in Riga ca. 1864 to Shalom (Scholom). Any info about his fate
would also be most welcome.

Thanks a lot in advance,

Orit Lavi
Tsukey Yam, Israel


Bessarabia SIG #Bessarabia 2019 JewishGen conference in Cleveland (2) #bessarabia

Yefim Kogan
 

Hi everybody,

Here is the second post about conference. There are going to be two
more following.

==Discovering the Treasures of the Yizkor Books: Using Yizkor Books in
Genealogy Family Research (Tuesday), presented by Sheli Fain and Yefim
ogan. Yizkor Books are compilation of articles about history of a town
or shteitl or a district, family stories, maps and photos, created by
former residents of these places. For many families it could be the
only source of information about them. Sheli Fain translated a number
of Yizkor books in to English, especially I would name one: Jews of
Kishinev. That is a terrific example of what such books consist of.
It was also published by JewishGen, and is available to purchase.

This presentation showed where the Yizkor books can be founded in the
original language, and also some books in Translation into English.
Sheli gave an overview of a structure and content of the books.

I (Yefim K.) gave a few example of how Yizkor books helped me in my
personal genealogical research.

==Why Jews >from the Former Soviet Union Often Called Russians?
(Thursday), presented by Yefim Kogan. I thought about this for some
time, but the idea to present it at the conference came last year,
when I read a label at Marc Chagall works at Fine Arts Museum. It
says Marc Chagall French, Belarussian... and in the online version:
French, born Belarus... How come Chagall became Belarus...
Belarussia was not a contry until late 20 century, he could not be a
citizen of Belarus, and if this is his ethnicity, not sure if I agree
with people who wrote it. Why not to put that he was Jewish or of
Jewish origin?

We talked about Nationality, Passport and what that meant back in the
Soviet Union and in the United States.

Texts of all presentations are going to be available soon online at
the Bessarabia SIG website. If you want to continue discussion this
and possible other questions/issues, please do so at the Bessarabia
SIG Discussion group.

To be continued... see more about other presentations I participated
and my personal experience at the conference and in Cleveland.

For our members who participated at the conference: please post your
view about the conference, presentations you liked, or not. What did
you learn in Cleveland? Also send me photos if you have >from the
conference.

Yefim Kogan and Inna Vayner
JewishGen Bessarabia SIG Leaders and Coordinators


Latvia SIG #Latvia Seeking Moses JEWELSOHN / YEVELSON son of Hirsch from Riga #latvia

Orit Lavi
 

Dear Friends,

Moses JEWELSOHN (various spellings) was born in Riga in 1901, to Hirsch and
Chava. In 1921 he immigrated to Palestine, as did his parents, and some of
his siblings.
Other siblings remained in Riga, or immigrated to the USA and to Brazil.

Moses (Moisi, Moshe)'s fate is unknown since the 1920s. Any info about him
would be highly appreciated.

In addition, the father Hirsch JEWELSOHN / YEVELSON was widowed in Palestine
in 1928. Following that, I lost track of him.
He was born in Riga ca. 1864 to Shalom (Scholom). Any info about his fate
would also be most welcome.

Thanks a lot in advance,

Orit Lavi
Tsukey Yam, Israel


online Jewish film #bessarabia

Cassio Tolpolar <tolpolar@...>
 

The documentary Mamaliga Blues will be soon discontinued >from the Dark
Hollow Films website. If you are interested in watching this film about
a Brazilian family investigating its ancient Jewish history in present
day Moldova, please click on the link below. You are welcome to share
it with your friends too. Thanks!

https://mamaligablues.vhx.tv/

Cassio Tolpolar


Bessarabia SIG #Bessarabia online Jewish film #bessarabia

Cassio Tolpolar <tolpolar@...>
 

The documentary Mamaliga Blues will be soon discontinued >from the Dark
Hollow Films website. If you are interested in watching this film about
a Brazilian family investigating its ancient Jewish history in present
day Moldova, please click on the link below. You are welcome to share
it with your friends too. Thanks!

https://mamaligablues.vhx.tv/

Cassio Tolpolar


Re: 2019 JewishGen conference in Cleveland (1) #bessarabia

Inna Vayner
 

Hello all, I just wanted to provide correct link to the Bessarabia SIG
meeting video.
https://www.facebook.com/100012320651242/videos/719859841768031/

Inna Vayner


Bessarabia SIG #Bessarabia Re: 2019 JewishGen conference in Cleveland (1) #bessarabia

Inna Vayner
 

Hello all, I just wanted to provide correct link to the Bessarabia SIG
meeting video.
https://www.facebook.com/100012320651242/videos/719859841768031/

Inna Vayner


The forthcoming DUTCH&SEPHARDI SIG meeting #unitedkingdom

Raymond Montanjees
 

I am very pleased to announce that Luca Ascoli will be coming to London
to give a talk to the Jewish Genealogical Society of Great Britain on
Sunday 15th September.

Luca’s talk will be entitled “The Development of the Jewish Communities and
the Origin of Jewish Surnames in Italy”.

Luca is the descendant of a family whose members belonged for centuries to
the Jewish community of Ancona. He has a degree in Jewish history >from the
University of London and a doctorate in Demography >from the University of Rome.
He has recently received Spanish citizenship due to the fact that his
ancestors were expelled in 1492 >from the town of Calatayud, in Aragón, Spain.
He is at present a Director of Eurostat, the statistical office of the
European Commission, in Luxembourg.
This promises to be a very interesting talk by Luca so please try to join us
if you are within reach.

The address is 14 Charterhouse Buildings, Goswell Road, London EC1M 7BA.
The nearest underground station is Barbican. We are located on the ground
floor of the Society of Genealogists and the meeting will take place in the
Lecture Room at 2pm. Please be on time, so the start of Luca’s talk is not
delayed. Our Library and Resource Centre will also be open afterwards if you
wish to do some of your own research.

The meeting and library are open to non-members of JGSGB at a small charge of
£5 per person to include refreshments.

Please email me at ginagem@... if you would like to attend.
We look forward to seeing some of you there.

Thank you

Raymond Montanjees


JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom The forthcoming DUTCH&SEPHARDI SIG meeting #unitedkingdom

Raymond Montanjees
 

I am very pleased to announce that Luca Ascoli will be coming to London
to give a talk to the Jewish Genealogical Society of Great Britain on
Sunday 15th September.

Luca’s talk will be entitled “The Development of the Jewish Communities and
the Origin of Jewish Surnames in Italy”.

Luca is the descendant of a family whose members belonged for centuries to
the Jewish community of Ancona. He has a degree in Jewish history >from the
University of London and a doctorate in Demography >from the University of Rome.
He has recently received Spanish citizenship due to the fact that his
ancestors were expelled in 1492 >from the town of Calatayud, in Aragón, Spain.
He is at present a Director of Eurostat, the statistical office of the
European Commission, in Luxembourg.
This promises to be a very interesting talk by Luca so please try to join us
if you are within reach.

The address is 14 Charterhouse Buildings, Goswell Road, London EC1M 7BA.
The nearest underground station is Barbican. We are located on the ground
floor of the Society of Genealogists and the meeting will take place in the
Lecture Room at 2pm. Please be on time, so the start of Luca’s talk is not
delayed. Our Library and Resource Centre will also be open afterwards if you
wish to do some of your own research.

The meeting and library are open to non-members of JGSGB at a small charge of
£5 per person to include refreshments.

Please email me at ginagem@... if you would like to attend.
We look forward to seeing some of you there.

Thank you

Raymond Montanjees


Call for Papers for the Galitzianer #ukraine

Gesher Galicia SIG
 

Gesher Galicia's journal, the "Galitzianer," invites members and
non-members of Gesher Galicia to share family stories and other
accounts that have a clear connection to Jewish life in Austrian
Galicia (1772-1918). Submissions can also relate to Jewish life in the
territory of former Galicia during the interwar period and the
Holocaust.

In addition to Galician family stories, here are some other ideas for articles:

** Profiles of Jewish writers, musicians, artists, political figures,
or others who were active in Galicia

** Topics related to the Jewish press or Jewish literature published in Galicia

** The intergenerational tensions over education and professional
careers for women in Galicia

Prior to submitting an article, please contact me at
submissions@... with a brief description of your
proposal. Please note that all submitted articles undergo editorial
review and revisions to make sure they conform to the style and
standards of the journal.

For other information about the "Galitzianer," including instructions
for authors, consult our website at
https://www.geshergalicia.org/the-galitzianer/.

Thank you,

Jodi G. Benjamin
Editor, The Galitzianer
The Quarterly Research Journal of Gesher Galicia
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Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Call for Papers for the Galitzianer #ukraine

Gesher Galicia SIG
 

Gesher Galicia's journal, the "Galitzianer," invites members and
non-members of Gesher Galicia to share family stories and other
accounts that have a clear connection to Jewish life in Austrian
Galicia (1772-1918). Submissions can also relate to Jewish life in the
territory of former Galicia during the interwar period and the
Holocaust.

In addition to Galician family stories, here are some other ideas for articles:

** Profiles of Jewish writers, musicians, artists, political figures,
or others who were active in Galicia

** Topics related to the Jewish press or Jewish literature published in Galicia

** The intergenerational tensions over education and professional
careers for women in Galicia

Prior to submitting an article, please contact me at
submissions@... with a brief description of your
proposal. Please note that all submitted articles undergo editorial
review and revisions to make sure they conform to the style and
standards of the journal.

For other information about the "Galitzianer," including instructions
for authors, consult our website at
https://www.geshergalicia.org/the-galitzianer/.

Thank you,

Jodi G. Benjamin
Editor, The Galitzianer
The Quarterly Research Journal of Gesher Galicia
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Re: Someone who can visit Mount Sinai Memorial Park, LA and search for a grave ? #general

David Oseas <doseas{nospam}@...>
 

On 8/7/2019 9:53 AM, Avraham Yehoshua Kahana avreimale@... wrote:
If by chance one of the genners lives nearby Mount Sinai Memorial
Park, Los Angeles and can search for the grave of David (Alex) Stein
(originally Zipperstein), please reply back privately.
Mount Sinai has been 90% photographed by FindAGrave volunteers. See if
one of these matches your David Stein:

https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery/8181/memorial-search?firstName=david&lastName=stein
[MOD. NOTE: shortened URL - https://tinyurl.com/y3rz7gc6 ]

Regards,
David Oseas

Researching:
HYMAN/HEYMAN/HEIMOWITS/CHAJMOVITS: Zemplen-Dobra, Hungary > New York
KLEIN: Satoraljaujhely (Ujhely), Hungary > New York > Los Angeles
OSEAS/OSIAS/OSIASI/OZIAS: Iasi, Romania > Chicago > Milwaukee > Los Angeles
SCHECHTER/SCHACHTER: Odessa, Ukraine > New York; SHERMAN: Iasi, Romania
> New York > Los Angeles; STECKER: New York > Florida
WICHMAN: Syczkowo (Bobruisk), Belarus > Milwaukee > Los Angeles


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Someone who can visit Mount Sinai Memorial Park, LA and search for a grave ? #general

David Oseas <doseas{nospam}@...>
 

On 8/7/2019 9:53 AM, Avraham Yehoshua Kahana avreimale@... wrote:
If by chance one of the genners lives nearby Mount Sinai Memorial
Park, Los Angeles and can search for the grave of David (Alex) Stein
(originally Zipperstein), please reply back privately.
Mount Sinai has been 90% photographed by FindAGrave volunteers. See if
one of these matches your David Stein:

https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery/8181/memorial-search?firstName=david&lastName=stein
[MOD. NOTE: shortened URL - https://tinyurl.com/y3rz7gc6 ]

Regards,
David Oseas

Researching:
HYMAN/HEYMAN/HEIMOWITS/CHAJMOVITS: Zemplen-Dobra, Hungary > New York
KLEIN: Satoraljaujhely (Ujhely), Hungary > New York > Los Angeles
OSEAS/OSIAS/OSIASI/OZIAS: Iasi, Romania > Chicago > Milwaukee > Los Angeles
SCHECHTER/SCHACHTER: Odessa, Ukraine > New York; SHERMAN: Iasi, Romania
> New York > Los Angeles; STECKER: New York > Florida
WICHMAN: Syczkowo (Bobruisk), Belarus > Milwaukee > Los Angeles