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JOWBR Milestone: One Million Records #austria-czech

Joyce Field
 

JewishGen is pleased to announce that the JewishGen Online Worldwide
Burial Registry (JOWBR) has now reached a milestone. With the
current quarterly update, this searchable database exceeds one
million records! We have been able to accomplish this feat because
of donations of data and photographs >from hundreds of individuals and
organizations. We also want to thank the translators who assisted by
translating the inscriptions on photographs of matzevot and entering
the data into our template. In addition, as many of you know, JOWBR
could not function without Nolan Altman, Max Heffler, Michael Tobias,
and Warren Blatt.

Following are the number of records added to each country in the past
quarter. There are too many cemeteries and landsmanschaft plots
covered in this update to enumerate. The total number of cemeteries
in JOWBR is now 1,929, and total number of burials is 1,006,675.
New burial records by country follow:

Belarus: 392
Canada: 15,993
Germany: 1,214
Hungary: 28
India: 104
Moldova: 3,410
Romania: 246
Ukraine: 968
USA: 10,074

As you travel this year and visit ancestral towns or towns in your
current country of residence, please consider recording data >from the
Jewish cemeteries and/or photographing all the tombstones in the
cemetery or landsmanschaft plot for JOWBR. Following are the web
sites with information on JOWBR:

Search the database:
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/cemetery/
Cemetery inventory:
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/tree/CemList.htm
JOWBR instructions:
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/JOWBRinstructions.htm
Photograph guidelines:
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/JOWBR_Photos.htm
How to submit data:
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/Submit.htm
Donor agreement:
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/Form_donor.html

We look forward to receiving burial data and photographs for the next
JOWBR update. Feel free to contact Nolan Altman <nta@pipeline.com>
or me with your questions or for assistance.

Chag sameach.

Joyce Field
JewishGen VP, Data Acquisition


Re: Need help with "Konskription Zettel" site #austria-czech

Celia Male <celiamale@...>
 

Gary Mokotoff wrote: "I tried to use the Konskription Zettel site at
http://digi.nacr.cz/prihlasky/indexen.php searching for the surname
"WINTERNITZ" and all I get are married women whose maiden name was
WINTERNITZ. What am I doing wrong?"

Gary is not doing anything wrong - the digitisation of millions of records has
stopped at letter *H* with just a few *I* names appearing. However if you read
the earlier postings {which I suggested} you will see that one can find women
with maiden names all the way through letters A-Z, as long as they are married
to men with letters A-I!

In the early days, unfortunately, the maiden names of women were not
registered; it would be a good collaborative project to record them ourselves!

Thus you cannot be sure you have picked up all these married women. Try Eduard
BACHRACH - you will see he is married to a Sara SCHIFF - but if you try
searching for Sara SCHIFF married to BACHRACH - she is not there!
There could be more WINTERNITZ women married to men with names starting with
letters A-H, that Gary has not picked up.

Thanks to Peter Zimmer for telling us that the English version is now
available. I had missed that!

Celia Male [U.K.]


Re: Need help with "Konskription Zettel" site #austria-czech

Gary Mokotoff: <mokotoff@...>
 

Celia:

Can you be more specific. I search the Austria-Czech Discussion archives as
you suggested for "Konskription Zettel" and even just "Zettel" and could
find no meaningful reference. Which issue of the Discussion Group did you
explain the collection?

Thanks.

Gary Mokotoff


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech JOWBR Milestone: One Million Records #austria-czech

Joyce Field
 

JewishGen is pleased to announce that the JewishGen Online Worldwide
Burial Registry (JOWBR) has now reached a milestone. With the
current quarterly update, this searchable database exceeds one
million records! We have been able to accomplish this feat because
of donations of data and photographs >from hundreds of individuals and
organizations. We also want to thank the translators who assisted by
translating the inscriptions on photographs of matzevot and entering
the data into our template. In addition, as many of you know, JOWBR
could not function without Nolan Altman, Max Heffler, Michael Tobias,
and Warren Blatt.

Following are the number of records added to each country in the past
quarter. There are too many cemeteries and landsmanschaft plots
covered in this update to enumerate. The total number of cemeteries
in JOWBR is now 1,929, and total number of burials is 1,006,675.
New burial records by country follow:

Belarus: 392
Canada: 15,993
Germany: 1,214
Hungary: 28
India: 104
Moldova: 3,410
Romania: 246
Ukraine: 968
USA: 10,074

As you travel this year and visit ancestral towns or towns in your
current country of residence, please consider recording data >from the
Jewish cemeteries and/or photographing all the tombstones in the
cemetery or landsmanschaft plot for JOWBR. Following are the web
sites with information on JOWBR:

Search the database:
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/cemetery/
Cemetery inventory:
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/tree/CemList.htm
JOWBR instructions:
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/JOWBRinstructions.htm
Photograph guidelines:
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/JOWBR_Photos.htm
How to submit data:
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/Submit.htm
Donor agreement:
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/Form_donor.html

We look forward to receiving burial data and photographs for the next
JOWBR update. Feel free to contact Nolan Altman <nta@pipeline.com>
or me with your questions or for assistance.

Chag sameach.

Joyce Field
JewishGen VP, Data Acquisition


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech re: Need help with "Konskription Zettel" site #austria-czech

Celia Male <celiamale@...>
 

Gary Mokotoff wrote: "I tried to use the Konskription Zettel site at
http://digi.nacr.cz/prihlasky/indexen.php searching for the surname
"WINTERNITZ" and all I get are married women whose maiden name was
WINTERNITZ. What am I doing wrong?"

Gary is not doing anything wrong - the digitisation of millions of records has
stopped at letter *H* with just a few *I* names appearing. However if you read
the earlier postings {which I suggested} you will see that one can find women
with maiden names all the way through letters A-Z, as long as they are married
to men with letters A-I!

In the early days, unfortunately, the maiden names of women were not
registered; it would be a good collaborative project to record them ourselves!

Thus you cannot be sure you have picked up all these married women. Try Eduard
BACHRACH - you will see he is married to a Sara SCHIFF - but if you try
searching for Sara SCHIFF married to BACHRACH - she is not there!
There could be more WINTERNITZ women married to men with names starting with
letters A-H, that Gary has not picked up.

Thanks to Peter Zimmer for telling us that the English version is now
available. I had missed that!

Celia Male [U.K.]


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech RE: Need help with "Konskription Zettel" site #austria-czech

Gary Mokotoff: <mokotoff@...>
 

Celia:

Can you be more specific. I search the Austria-Czech Discussion archives as
you suggested for "Konskription Zettel" and even just "Zettel" and could
find no meaningful reference. Which issue of the Discussion Group did you
explain the collection?

Thanks.

Gary Mokotoff


OCHBERG ORPHANS #lithuania

Anne LAPEDUS BREST <annebrest@...>
 

Hallo LitvakSIGGERS,

Lauren SNITCHER-TYFIELD in Cape Town, South Africa is looking for anyone who
was, or is family of the OCHBERG Orphans who were brought over >from the Pale
of Settlement to South Africa in 1921 by Isaac OCHBERG. There were 175
Orphans brought over, and Lauren has located 100 of these, and has leads
on 20 more, so there are 50 still outstanding.

I have done a Family Tree on the GAER (GAIER/GAYER) family, 3 of whom were
OCHBERG Orphans, (Sarah Gayer GILINSKY, Eve/Chava Gayer QUEIT and Harry
GAYER ) (all deceased) and have given a complete list of all their
descendants to Lauren , and I am trying now to help her locate the 50
Orphans she has no leads on.

If anyone knows of any OCHBERG Orphans, or their descendants, please could
you contact me, Anne LAPEDUS BREST, at digitalphoto@icon.co.za privately,
and I will give your contact information to Lauren.

There is to be a re-union in Israel at some date in the not too distant
future and Lauren is trying to contact each and every family who are
descendants of the OCHBERG Orphans.

Anne Lapedus BREST (ex Dublin, Ireland) Sandton, South Africa
RESEARCHING - LAPEDUS and KAHN (Vieksniai, Lithuania). MARCUS and FELDMAN
(Ackmene, Lithuania), KLOPMAN/KLAPMAN,(Silmalas, Latvia). SHILLMAN and
BENSON (Krustpils, Latvia), MIRRELSON (Kurshan, Courland, Latvia) , BREST
(Bauska, Latvia) , ORKIN (Zagere, Lithuania) CHAVIN and CHEIN (Zagare,
Lithuania)
GILINSKY (Daugavpils/Dvinsk, Latvia) and GAYER/GAER (Opalin, Poland)


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania OCHBERG ORPHANS #lithuania

Anne LAPEDUS BREST <annebrest@...>
 

Hallo LitvakSIGGERS,

Lauren SNITCHER-TYFIELD in Cape Town, South Africa is looking for anyone who
was, or is family of the OCHBERG Orphans who were brought over >from the Pale
of Settlement to South Africa in 1921 by Isaac OCHBERG. There were 175
Orphans brought over, and Lauren has located 100 of these, and has leads
on 20 more, so there are 50 still outstanding.

I have done a Family Tree on the GAER (GAIER/GAYER) family, 3 of whom were
OCHBERG Orphans, (Sarah Gayer GILINSKY, Eve/Chava Gayer QUEIT and Harry
GAYER ) (all deceased) and have given a complete list of all their
descendants to Lauren , and I am trying now to help her locate the 50
Orphans she has no leads on.

If anyone knows of any OCHBERG Orphans, or their descendants, please could
you contact me, Anne LAPEDUS BREST, at digitalphoto@icon.co.za privately,
and I will give your contact information to Lauren.

There is to be a re-union in Israel at some date in the not too distant
future and Lauren is trying to contact each and every family who are
descendants of the OCHBERG Orphans.

Anne Lapedus BREST (ex Dublin, Ireland) Sandton, South Africa
RESEARCHING - LAPEDUS and KAHN (Vieksniai, Lithuania). MARCUS and FELDMAN
(Ackmene, Lithuania), KLOPMAN/KLAPMAN,(Silmalas, Latvia). SHILLMAN and
BENSON (Krustpils, Latvia), MIRRELSON (Kurshan, Courland, Latvia) , BREST
(Bauska, Latvia) , ORKIN (Zagere, Lithuania) CHAVIN and CHEIN (Zagare,
Lithuania)
GILINSKY (Daugavpils/Dvinsk, Latvia) and GAYER/GAER (Opalin, Poland)


Skuodas #lithuania

aviva tirosh <devekut@...>
 

Shalom,

I am looking for any information about my uncle and his family.
He was chief rabbi of Shkud (Skuodas) >from 1917-1941.
His name was Yaakov (Yankel) Chaim Terushkin.
His wife was Chiena nee Hovsha.
Also murdered in that summer of 1941 was their 31 year old son,
Tzvi Hirsh. Any information would be appreciated.

Many thanks,
Aviva Tirosh

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Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Skuodas #lithuania

aviva tirosh <devekut@...>
 

Shalom,

I am looking for any information about my uncle and his family.
He was chief rabbi of Shkud (Skuodas) >from 1917-1941.
His name was Yaakov (Yankel) Chaim Terushkin.
His wife was Chiena nee Hovsha.
Also murdered in that summer of 1941 was their 31 year old son,
Tzvi Hirsh. Any information would be appreciated.

Many thanks,
Aviva Tirosh

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately with family information.
Suggestions for research methods or resources may be shared with
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Schmorak #poland

Hélène Mir <helene.mir@...>
 

Hello,

I am looking for anybody who could have known LEON SCHMORAK (my
grand-father) during his stay in Auschwitz, before he was killed there.
Leon Schmorak was born in Bolechow (Poland) on the 28th of April 1902.
He was part of Convoy N°76 of the 30th of June 1944, >from Drancy (France)
He was killed in Auschwitz on the 5th of July 1944

I am also looking for people (and any kind of information) who knew his
parents Aron Schmorak and Malke Grunschlag, who lived and earned a business
in Bolechow and Hoszow. They had a grocery shop, selling alcohol, beer,
they were also distilling alcohol (also in Szcerczec)

Thank you,

Hélène Dessort-Mir
Caux FRANCE

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JRI Poland #Poland Schmorak #poland

Hélène Mir <helene.mir@...>
 

Hello,

I am looking for anybody who could have known LEON SCHMORAK (my
grand-father) during his stay in Auschwitz, before he was killed there.
Leon Schmorak was born in Bolechow (Poland) on the 28th of April 1902.
He was part of Convoy N°76 of the 30th of June 1944, >from Drancy (France)
He was killed in Auschwitz on the 5th of July 1944

I am also looking for people (and any kind of information) who knew his
parents Aron Schmorak and Malke Grunschlag, who lived and earned a business
in Bolechow and Hoszow. They had a grocery shop, selling alcohol, beer,
they were also distilling alcohol (also in Szcerczec)

Thank you,

Hélène Dessort-Mir
Caux FRANCE

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately with family information.
Suggestions for research methods and resources may be shared with
the list.


Re: Chicago Newspapers #general

Jan Groshan <jangro@...>
 

You might take a look at www.footnote.com


"Joan Rosen" <jgrosen@verizon.net> wrote
Are any Chicago newspapers >from 1927 available, online or elsewhere?
snip.....


Re: Had Gadya in multiple languages #general

Ben Forman <ben.forman@...>
 

Hi Genners

Ben is invited to post a short summary of the replies he receives.
Thanks for all the replies and advice regardng this recording, I have
done a litle more research, and for those that are interested I actually
found that it can be purchased online through an online music store.

It is published by a company called Smithsonian Folkways Recordings and
can be found on their website by typing "Chad Gadya" into the search
box. They also make the liner notes available which are pretty
interesting incase you only want to download the individual tracks
rather than purchase a CD.

It was actually published in 1982, by the "Smithsonian Center for
Folklife and Cultural Heritage" so I'm no clearer as to how a copy
came to be in my granmothers prossesion.

Anyway thanks as always to all

Chag Sameach

Ben
Ben Forman
Manchester UK

searching: BERNSTEIN/WEINER: Ylakai, CAHN/WOLF: Koeln; FURMAN: Kaluszyn;
GEVER: Daugavpils/Dvinsk, Latvia; SAWADY: Zavadi,Posen;
STILLMAN: Pilica/Czestechowa; Zeyder/Zeidler: Kursan, Lithuania


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Chicago Newspapers #general

Jan Groshan <jangro@...>
 

You might take a look at www.footnote.com


"Joan Rosen" <jgrosen@verizon.net> wrote
Are any Chicago newspapers >from 1927 available, online or elsewhere?
snip.....


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen RE: Had Gadya in multiple languages #general

Ben Forman <ben.forman@...>
 

Hi Genners

Ben is invited to post a short summary of the replies he receives.
Thanks for all the replies and advice regardng this recording, I have
done a litle more research, and for those that are interested I actually
found that it can be purchased online through an online music store.

It is published by a company called Smithsonian Folkways Recordings and
can be found on their website by typing "Chad Gadya" into the search
box. They also make the liner notes available which are pretty
interesting incase you only want to download the individual tracks
rather than purchase a CD.

It was actually published in 1982, by the "Smithsonian Center for
Folklife and Cultural Heritage" so I'm no clearer as to how a copy
came to be in my granmothers prossesion.

Anyway thanks as always to all

Chag Sameach

Ben
Ben Forman
Manchester UK

searching: BERNSTEIN/WEINER: Ylakai, CAHN/WOLF: Koeln; FURMAN: Kaluszyn;
GEVER: Daugavpils/Dvinsk, Latvia; SAWADY: Zavadi,Posen;
STILLMAN: Pilica/Czestechowa; Zeyder/Zeidler: Kursan, Lithuania


An Interesting Conference on North African Jewry #sephardic

Mathilde Tagger <tagger@...>
 

Dear all,

The Ben Zvi Institute jointly with Yad Vashem are organizing an
International Conference on

North Africa and Its Jews During the Second World War,

to be held on April 28-30, 2008, in Jerusalem.
The three-day program can be viewed at:

http://www.ybz.org.il/?ArticleID=2068

Best wishes for a Very Happy Pessah!
Greetings >from Jerusalem!

Mathilde Tagger
Sephardim SIG Coordinator
Israel Genealogical Society


Sephardic SIG #Sephardim An Interesting Conference on North African Jewry #sephardic

Mathilde Tagger <tagger@...>
 

Dear all,

The Ben Zvi Institute jointly with Yad Vashem are organizing an
International Conference on

North Africa and Its Jews During the Second World War,

to be held on April 28-30, 2008, in Jerusalem.
The three-day program can be viewed at:

http://www.ybz.org.il/?ArticleID=2068

Best wishes for a Very Happy Pessah!
Greetings >from Jerusalem!

Mathilde Tagger
Sephardim SIG Coordinator
Israel Genealogical Society


RE OCHBERG ORPHANS #southafrica

DIGITAL PIX (Anne BREST) <digitalphoto@...>
 

Goeie More, Skatties,

Lauren SNITCHER-TYFIELD in Cape Town, South Africa is looking for anyone who
was, or is family of the OCHBERG Orphans who were brought over >from Poland
to South Africa in 1921 by Isaac OCHBERG. There were 175 Orphans brought
over, and Lauren has located 100 of these, and has leads on 20 more, so
there are 50 still outstanding.

I have done a Family Tree on the GAER (GAIER/GAYER) family, 3 of whom were
OCHBERG Orphans, (Sarah Gayer GILINSKY, Eve/Chava Gayer QUEIT and Harry
GAYER ) (all deceased) and have given a complete list of all their
descendants to Lauren , and I am trying now to help her locate the 50
Orphans she has no leads on.

If anyone knows of any OCHBERG Orphans, or their descendants, please could
you contact Lauren at tyfield@iafrica.com privately (and I have her
permission to give out her email), or myself, Anne LAPEDUS BREST
digitalphoto@icon.co.za privately.

There is to be a re-union in Israel at some date in the not too distant
future and Lauren is trying to contact each and every family who are
descendants of the OCHBERG Orphans.

Best Wense!

Anne Lapedus BREST (ex Dublin, Ireland) Sandton, South Africa
RESEARCHING - LAPEDUS and KAHN (Vieksniai, Lithuania). MARCUS and FELDMAN
(Ackmene, Lithuania), KLOPMAN/KLAPMAN,(Silmalas, Latvia). SHILLMAN and
BENSON (Krustpils, Latvia), MIRRELSON (Kurshan, Courland, Latvia) , BREST
(Bauska, Latvia) , ORKIN (Zagere, Lithuania) CHAVIN and CHEIN (Zagare,
Lithuania)
GILINSKY (Daugavpils/Dvinsk, Latvia) and GAYER/GAER (Opalin, Poland)


South Africa SIG #SouthAfrica RE OCHBERG ORPHANS #southafrica

DIGITAL PIX (Anne BREST) <digitalphoto@...>
 

Goeie More, Skatties,

Lauren SNITCHER-TYFIELD in Cape Town, South Africa is looking for anyone who
was, or is family of the OCHBERG Orphans who were brought over >from Poland
to South Africa in 1921 by Isaac OCHBERG. There were 175 Orphans brought
over, and Lauren has located 100 of these, and has leads on 20 more, so
there are 50 still outstanding.

I have done a Family Tree on the GAER (GAIER/GAYER) family, 3 of whom were
OCHBERG Orphans, (Sarah Gayer GILINSKY, Eve/Chava Gayer QUEIT and Harry
GAYER ) (all deceased) and have given a complete list of all their
descendants to Lauren , and I am trying now to help her locate the 50
Orphans she has no leads on.

If anyone knows of any OCHBERG Orphans, or their descendants, please could
you contact Lauren at tyfield@iafrica.com privately (and I have her
permission to give out her email), or myself, Anne LAPEDUS BREST
digitalphoto@icon.co.za privately.

There is to be a re-union in Israel at some date in the not too distant
future and Lauren is trying to contact each and every family who are
descendants of the OCHBERG Orphans.

Best Wense!

Anne Lapedus BREST (ex Dublin, Ireland) Sandton, South Africa
RESEARCHING - LAPEDUS and KAHN (Vieksniai, Lithuania). MARCUS and FELDMAN
(Ackmene, Lithuania), KLOPMAN/KLAPMAN,(Silmalas, Latvia). SHILLMAN and
BENSON (Krustpils, Latvia), MIRRELSON (Kurshan, Courland, Latvia) , BREST
(Bauska, Latvia) , ORKIN (Zagere, Lithuania) CHAVIN and CHEIN (Zagare,
Lithuania)
GILINSKY (Daugavpils/Dvinsk, Latvia) and GAYER/GAER (Opalin, Poland)