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Panevezys and Vilkomir #lithuania

Ivysimoff@...
 

I am researching Paneveyz and Vilkomer. Are any of these cities in the
realm of this research?

ivy simoff@aol.com


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Panevezys and Vilkomir #lithuania

Ivysimoff@...
 

I am researching Paneveyz and Vilkomer. Are any of these cities in the
realm of this research?

ivy simoff@aol.com


Syndic defined ("Syndyk") #general

Barbara Zimmer <bravo.zulu@...>
 

In my Polish-English dictionary a "syndyk" is
defined as a "Syndic; legal advisor"

And >from an on-line dictionary:
syndic (sndk)
n.
1. One appointed to represent a corporation,
university, or other organization in business
transactions; a business agent.
2. A civil magistrate or similar government
official in some European countries.

Jon Harper asked:

amongst the
names of witnesses I find people of various occupations - a goldsmith,
furrier, butcher and the above named Mr BONUS. He is variously called
a 'Sydndykata' a 'Syndykusa' a 'Syndykura' which is followed
by 'Synagogi'. The latter name is obviously clear, but what on earth
is the occupation described in the other word?


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Syndic defined ("Syndyk") #general

Barbara Zimmer <bravo.zulu@...>
 

In my Polish-English dictionary a "syndyk" is
defined as a "Syndic; legal advisor"

And >from an on-line dictionary:
syndic (sndk)
n.
1. One appointed to represent a corporation,
university, or other organization in business
transactions; a business agent.
2. A civil magistrate or similar government
official in some European countries.

Jon Harper asked:

amongst the
names of witnesses I find people of various occupations - a goldsmith,
furrier, butcher and the above named Mr BONUS. He is variously called
a 'Sydndykata' a 'Syndykusa' a 'Syndykura' which is followed
by 'Synagogi'. The latter name is obviously clear, but what on earth
is the occupation described in the other word?


Additional information concerning LitvakSIG elections #lithuania

litvaksig@...
 

Although the initial announcement of LitvakSIG elections contained
answers to some of Ann's questions, here is some additional information
that we hope will be useful.

The LitvakSIG website is undergoing some changes, and the bylaws
will be posted on the website within a week.

The bylaws specify only three named officers -- President, Secretary
and Treasurer. The President is the chief operating officer of the
organization. The Secretary keeps minutes of Board and other
LitvakSIG meetings, and the Treasurer has responsibility for the
organization's finances.

Other members of the Board are elected to at-large positions. Board
members have filled LitvakSIG functions such as Research Groups
Coordinator, Discussion Group Moderator, Online Journal Editor and
Webmaster.

Although it is expected that current Board members will be standing
for election, all positions are open and all LitvakSIG dues-paying members
in good standing are eligible to run for office. We look forward to
receiving qualified nominations >from the membership.

There will be a secret ballot mail ballot that will take place at the
end of July. We agree with Ann that receipt and counting of the
ballots by a disinterested party makes perfect sense.

Davida Noyek Handler
President, LitvakSIG
LitvakSIG@earthlink.net


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Additional information concerning LitvakSIG elections #lithuania

litvaksig@...
 

Although the initial announcement of LitvakSIG elections contained
answers to some of Ann's questions, here is some additional information
that we hope will be useful.

The LitvakSIG website is undergoing some changes, and the bylaws
will be posted on the website within a week.

The bylaws specify only three named officers -- President, Secretary
and Treasurer. The President is the chief operating officer of the
organization. The Secretary keeps minutes of Board and other
LitvakSIG meetings, and the Treasurer has responsibility for the
organization's finances.

Other members of the Board are elected to at-large positions. Board
members have filled LitvakSIG functions such as Research Groups
Coordinator, Discussion Group Moderator, Online Journal Editor and
Webmaster.

Although it is expected that current Board members will be standing
for election, all positions are open and all LitvakSIG dues-paying members
in good standing are eligible to run for office. We look forward to
receiving qualified nominations >from the membership.

There will be a secret ballot mail ballot that will take place at the
end of July. We agree with Ann that receipt and counting of the
ballots by a disinterested party makes perfect sense.

Davida Noyek Handler
President, LitvakSIG
LitvakSIG@earthlink.net


JGSGW - June 11 - Joint Meeting with JGSMD #lithuania

Marlene Bishow <mlbishow@...>
 

The Jewish Genealogy Society of Greater Washington will hold a joint meeting
and potluck luncheon with JGSMD

on Sunday, June 11, 2006
at 1:00 PM
at the
Potomac Community Center
11315 Falls Road
Potomac, MD

This is a members-only event and will include the Installation of Officers
for JGSGW for 2006-7.

Guest speaker: for the event will be

Schelly Talalay Dardashti,
noted Jewish genealogy journalist and President of JFRA Israeli
Genealogy Society. Her topic will be
"Making Connections: Every Genealogist's Dream."

Schelly knows first-hand how leads to information about one's ancestors can
come >from the most unexpected places. In the midst of one talk in Israel, as
she was answering a question about the myth of name changes, when an elegant
Indian woman in the front row broke in, "You know, the Menashe in Bombay
were Dardashti." In shock, she replied, "Don't move. We will talk later."
And they did, until 2.30 AM; determining that her husband's grandfather was
the missing brother of Schelly's husband's grandfather. We pieced together a
story of four wives, the Baghdad branch moving to Bombay, and added 400
descendants to the tree.

When she first broached the concept of a genealogy column to the Jerusalem
Post in 1999, the editor asked "Who's interested in dead people?" Following
the initial appearance of It's All Relative (IAR), which ran twice-monthly
through last year, a slew of emails, letters and faxes proved that the
audience was large. With online exposure, international readers' letters and
comments jumped exponentially.

Schelly Talalay Dardashti is a native New Yorker now living in Tel Aviv. She
is a freelance journalist and Jewish genealogy contributor for
www.ynetnews.com. She is a member of the Association of Professional
Genealogists (APG) and American Jewish Press Association (AJPA). Credits
include JTA, Reform Judaism, Outlook, NGS News, Avotaynu, many North
American Jewish publications. Schelly co-teaches two online Jewish genealogy
classes (Ancestry.Com/My Family.com). She taught Jewish genealogy courses
abroad, speaks in Israel/abroad to community groups/genealogy societies,
hands-on Jewish genealogy
workshops including a Farsi-language program. Her credits include
presentations at annual conferences: of the International Association of
Jewish Genealogy societie in London, Toronto, Washington and Las Vegas, and
is part of the Teaching Genealogy to Adults
panel at this summer's New York convention. .

Marlene Bishow
Program Vice President


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania JGSGW - June 11 - Joint Meeting with JGSMD #lithuania

Marlene Bishow <mlbishow@...>
 

The Jewish Genealogy Society of Greater Washington will hold a joint meeting
and potluck luncheon with JGSMD

on Sunday, June 11, 2006
at 1:00 PM
at the
Potomac Community Center
11315 Falls Road
Potomac, MD

This is a members-only event and will include the Installation of Officers
for JGSGW for 2006-7.

Guest speaker: for the event will be

Schelly Talalay Dardashti,
noted Jewish genealogy journalist and President of JFRA Israeli
Genealogy Society. Her topic will be
"Making Connections: Every Genealogist's Dream."

Schelly knows first-hand how leads to information about one's ancestors can
come >from the most unexpected places. In the midst of one talk in Israel, as
she was answering a question about the myth of name changes, when an elegant
Indian woman in the front row broke in, "You know, the Menashe in Bombay
were Dardashti." In shock, she replied, "Don't move. We will talk later."
And they did, until 2.30 AM; determining that her husband's grandfather was
the missing brother of Schelly's husband's grandfather. We pieced together a
story of four wives, the Baghdad branch moving to Bombay, and added 400
descendants to the tree.

When she first broached the concept of a genealogy column to the Jerusalem
Post in 1999, the editor asked "Who's interested in dead people?" Following
the initial appearance of It's All Relative (IAR), which ran twice-monthly
through last year, a slew of emails, letters and faxes proved that the
audience was large. With online exposure, international readers' letters and
comments jumped exponentially.

Schelly Talalay Dardashti is a native New Yorker now living in Tel Aviv. She
is a freelance journalist and Jewish genealogy contributor for
www.ynetnews.com. She is a member of the Association of Professional
Genealogists (APG) and American Jewish Press Association (AJPA). Credits
include JTA, Reform Judaism, Outlook, NGS News, Avotaynu, many North
American Jewish publications. Schelly co-teaches two online Jewish genealogy
classes (Ancestry.Com/My Family.com). She taught Jewish genealogy courses
abroad, speaks in Israel/abroad to community groups/genealogy societies,
hands-on Jewish genealogy
workshops including a Farsi-language program. Her credits include
presentations at annual conferences: of the International Association of
Jewish Genealogy societie in London, Toronto, Washington and Las Vegas, and
is part of the Teaching Genealogy to Adults
panel at this summer's New York convention. .

Marlene Bishow
Program Vice President


NARA in Philadelphia, PA #general

SelmaN@...
 

The National Archives Mid-Atlantic branch in Philadelphia, PA is having a
Family History Summer Camp, the week before the NY Conference. Other than the
census, the records at NARA in Philadelphia are different >from those held at
NARA in New York. This program was hugely successful in August '05 - and it's
free. You do have to register.

August 1 to August 4 - Family History Summer Camp, 9 AM - 3 PM

Family History Summer Camp is back! Each day, you'll explore records
critical to genealogical research, and then have time for hands on guided research
with the Archives staff. (Registration is limited to 15 people.) <<

Please look at . . . .
http://www.archives.gov/midatlantic/public/workshops.html <<
for further information about each day.

Class Location: National Archives, Robert NC Nix Federal Building
Chestnut Street between 9th & 10th Street, Philadelphia, PA
To register or for more information, please contact NARA at 215-606-0112 or
philadelphia.archives@nara.gov.

Selma Neubauer
Jenkintown, PA USA
(outside of Philadelphia)
SelmaN@aol.com
Researching: WAGMAN, PEPPER, GALOON, SCHMOISH, DEUTSCH, ZUCK (Kolki, Turiysk,
Krichilsk, Olyka, Ludmir - Volhynia Gubernia); NEUBAUER, BERGER
(Radziechowie/Radekhov - Galicia); HOROWITZ (Oshmyany - Belarus); SINGER, NEWMAN
(possibly Kishinev); BRODSKY (possibly Tirashpol)


Litvak SIG Election #lithuania

Ann Rabinowitz <annrab@...>
 

Due to the length of time that has passed since there has been an
opportunity to have a Litvak SIG election, perhaps it would be a good idea
to provide the following information to the membership or those interested
in the Litvak SIG and its future.

1. Copy of Litvak SIG By-Laws.

2. Description of open positions for election.

3. Job descriptions.

4. Current Board members, if they are eligible to run again, and what
position are they running for.

5. Who will be eligible to vote?

6. How will individuals vote and in what manner will they vote, i.e.,
e-mail, actual ballots, etc. Where will they vote, i.e., prior to the
Conference only or at the Conference or both? What are the dates for the
votes to be accepted?

7. Who will be in charge of counting the votes? It should be a
disinterested party.

To have a viable election, basic information such as the above would help
those who will be voting to make informed choices.

Thanks,

Ann Rabinowitz
annrab@bellsouth.net


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen NARA in Philadelphia, PA #general

SelmaN@...
 

The National Archives Mid-Atlantic branch in Philadelphia, PA is having a
Family History Summer Camp, the week before the NY Conference. Other than the
census, the records at NARA in Philadelphia are different >from those held at
NARA in New York. This program was hugely successful in August '05 - and it's
free. You do have to register.

August 1 to August 4 - Family History Summer Camp, 9 AM - 3 PM

Family History Summer Camp is back! Each day, you'll explore records
critical to genealogical research, and then have time for hands on guided research
with the Archives staff. (Registration is limited to 15 people.) <<

Please look at . . . .
http://www.archives.gov/midatlantic/public/workshops.html <<
for further information about each day.

Class Location: National Archives, Robert NC Nix Federal Building
Chestnut Street between 9th & 10th Street, Philadelphia, PA
To register or for more information, please contact NARA at 215-606-0112 or
philadelphia.archives@nara.gov.

Selma Neubauer
Jenkintown, PA USA
(outside of Philadelphia)
SelmaN@aol.com
Researching: WAGMAN, PEPPER, GALOON, SCHMOISH, DEUTSCH, ZUCK (Kolki, Turiysk,
Krichilsk, Olyka, Ludmir - Volhynia Gubernia); NEUBAUER, BERGER
(Radziechowie/Radekhov - Galicia); HOROWITZ (Oshmyany - Belarus); SINGER, NEWMAN
(possibly Kishinev); BRODSKY (possibly Tirashpol)


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Litvak SIG Election #lithuania

Ann Rabinowitz <annrab@...>
 

Due to the length of time that has passed since there has been an
opportunity to have a Litvak SIG election, perhaps it would be a good idea
to provide the following information to the membership or those interested
in the Litvak SIG and its future.

1. Copy of Litvak SIG By-Laws.

2. Description of open positions for election.

3. Job descriptions.

4. Current Board members, if they are eligible to run again, and what
position are they running for.

5. Who will be eligible to vote?

6. How will individuals vote and in what manner will they vote, i.e.,
e-mail, actual ballots, etc. Where will they vote, i.e., prior to the
Conference only or at the Conference or both? What are the dates for the
votes to be accepted?

7. Who will be in charge of counting the votes? It should be a
disinterested party.

To have a viable election, basic information such as the above would help
those who will be voting to make informed choices.

Thanks,

Ann Rabinowitz
annrab@bellsouth.net


Mount Zion Synagogue, New York #general

Dick Jaeger <richard@...>
 

My great great grandparetns, great grandparents and grandparents wereall
affiliated with Mount Zion Synagogue (may have been known as Congregation Mt
Zion) located (in 1907) at 80 West 116th Street, New York, NY. Rabbi's name
was Samuel Greenfield and he did the marriage ceremomy for my grandmother's
first and second marriage and probably the funeral for my grandfather and
great great grandfather as well as a ceremony in 1907 for my great great
grandparents 50th Wedding anniversary.
I am looking for any records of the synagogue, photos and perhaps photos of
congregants (my 2nd great grandfather was a n Alderman of some note for
twenty years in New York and may have been on the Board of the synagogue
Thanks,
Richard A Jaeger
LOOKING FOR: BENJAMIN (England, New York), GOODMAN (Germany, New York),
WEISSMAN (Ukraine, New York), FAUERBACH (Germany, New York), ISAACS
(England), COHEN (England)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Mount Zion Synagogue, New York #general

Dick Jaeger <richard@...>
 

My great great grandparetns, great grandparents and grandparents wereall
affiliated with Mount Zion Synagogue (may have been known as Congregation Mt
Zion) located (in 1907) at 80 West 116th Street, New York, NY. Rabbi's name
was Samuel Greenfield and he did the marriage ceremomy for my grandmother's
first and second marriage and probably the funeral for my grandfather and
great great grandfather as well as a ceremony in 1907 for my great great
grandparents 50th Wedding anniversary.
I am looking for any records of the synagogue, photos and perhaps photos of
congregants (my 2nd great grandfather was a n Alderman of some note for
twenty years in New York and may have been on the Board of the synagogue
Thanks,
Richard A Jaeger
LOOKING FOR: BENJAMIN (England, New York), GOODMAN (Germany, New York),
WEISSMAN (Ukraine, New York), FAUERBACH (Germany, New York), ISAACS
(England), COHEN (England)


IGS Tel-Aviv_Branch_DOUBLE_SESSION_--_Monday_June_12,_2006?= #general

Rose Feldman <rosef@...>
 

IGS Tel-Aviv Branch DOUBLE SESSION -- Monday June 12, 2006
1. IGS & SIG Poland -- "Introduction to the JRI-Poland Website"
2. IGS & Eretz-Israel SIG - Name Changes during the British Mandate

Rose Feldman, secretary of the TA-IGS branch and webmaster of the IGS
website, will give an introductory lecture on the JRI-Poland website, for
those who are new comers to researching their roots in Poland.

Jean-Pierre Stroweiss, Co-chairman of the 2004 IAJGS conference in Jerusalem
will present the database of name changes during the British mandate, based
on information >from the Palestine Gazette, which appeared on the CD
developed by IGS for the 2004 conference. The database will go online on the
IGS website in the next few months.

This month's meeting will take place on Monday May 8, 2006 at Beit Hatanach,
16 Rothschild Blvd., Tel-Aviv. The first lecture will be at 18:00, and the
second lecture at 19:00. The meeting will be in Hebrew. Entrance is free for
members. There is a 20 shekel entrance fee for non-members.

For further information you can contact: Rose Feldman at:
rosef@post.tau.ac.il or at: 03- 641 3856 in the evenings.

The Israel Genealogy Society
igs@isragen.org.il
www.isragen.org.il
P.O.Box 4270 Jerusalem 91041
Chana Furman ehfurman@netvision.net.il Phone: (972) (8) 688 0884

* * Upcoming meetings * *

July 10, 2006: IGS Tel-Aviv Branch & Anglo-Jewish SIG -- The Experience of
Jewish Immigrants in Britain at the Turn of the 19th Century

August 2006: Vacation


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen IGS Tel-Aviv_Branch_DOUBLE_SESSION_--_Monday_June_12,_2006?= #general

Rose Feldman <rosef@...>
 

IGS Tel-Aviv Branch DOUBLE SESSION -- Monday June 12, 2006
1. IGS & SIG Poland -- "Introduction to the JRI-Poland Website"
2. IGS & Eretz-Israel SIG - Name Changes during the British Mandate

Rose Feldman, secretary of the TA-IGS branch and webmaster of the IGS
website, will give an introductory lecture on the JRI-Poland website, for
those who are new comers to researching their roots in Poland.

Jean-Pierre Stroweiss, Co-chairman of the 2004 IAJGS conference in Jerusalem
will present the database of name changes during the British mandate, based
on information >from the Palestine Gazette, which appeared on the CD
developed by IGS for the 2004 conference. The database will go online on the
IGS website in the next few months.

This month's meeting will take place on Monday May 8, 2006 at Beit Hatanach,
16 Rothschild Blvd., Tel-Aviv. The first lecture will be at 18:00, and the
second lecture at 19:00. The meeting will be in Hebrew. Entrance is free for
members. There is a 20 shekel entrance fee for non-members.

For further information you can contact: Rose Feldman at:
rosef@post.tau.ac.il or at: 03- 641 3856 in the evenings.

The Israel Genealogy Society
igs@isragen.org.il
www.isragen.org.il
P.O.Box 4270 Jerusalem 91041
Chana Furman ehfurman@netvision.net.il Phone: (972) (8) 688 0884

* * Upcoming meetings * *

July 10, 2006: IGS Tel-Aviv Branch & Anglo-Jewish SIG -- The Experience of
Jewish Immigrants in Britain at the Turn of the 19th Century

August 2006: Vacation


researcher #ukraine

Shalomduv@...
 

Hello,

Does anyone out there know of someone reputable who will go to the archives
and do genealogy research in the Kiev area? If so, please respond privately.


Kind regards

Judith Foster
Shalomduv@aol.com
Northern California, USA


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine researcher #ukraine

Shalomduv@...
 

Hello,

Does anyone out there know of someone reputable who will go to the archives
and do genealogy research in the Kiev area? If so, please respond privately.


Kind regards

Judith Foster
Shalomduv@aol.com
Northern California, USA


Searching Edvabny / Yedvabny in Ukraine #ukraine

Hannah Engelstad
 

Dear Genners,

Abraham Edvabni /Yedvabni, born in 1904, was the son of Shimon-Ber. He
married Nina Leikehmacher in Zhitomir and lived in Zhitomir until WWII where
they had 3 daughters. They settled in Chernovitz after the war. Both are
buried in Czernovitz.

Abraham came >from a large family. He had about 9 sisters and brothers. I
want to help his greatgranddaughhter find her cousins. If anyone knows about
the Edvabni / Yedvabni family, please contact me privately.

Warm Regards,

Hannah Engelstad
Canada


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Searching Edvabny / Yedvabny in Ukraine #ukraine

Hannah Engelstad
 

Dear Genners,

Abraham Edvabni /Yedvabni, born in 1904, was the son of Shimon-Ber. He
married Nina Leikehmacher in Zhitomir and lived in Zhitomir until WWII where
they had 3 daughters. They settled in Chernovitz after the war. Both are
buried in Czernovitz.

Abraham came >from a large family. He had about 9 sisters and brothers. I
want to help his greatgranddaughhter find her cousins. If anyone knows about
the Edvabni / Yedvabni family, please contact me privately.

Warm Regards,

Hannah Engelstad
Canada