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Offering Photos at Mt. Hebron Cemetery, Queens, New York #general

A. E. Jordan
 

I have a request to do graves at Mt. Hebron in Queens, New York, so I am offering
to assist with additional photos time permitting.

I am happy to take photos (and if need be consult with the office) and I
appreciate a few dollars >from each person who makes a request to help with my
expenses of gasoline, etc.

Mt. Hebron has an online database which should be the first resource looking for
graves. Please if you are looking for a grave be as specific as possible --
last time I did this someone sent me a family name and a society name. The family
name did not match the cemetery records and they had not given me a first name
or any information on the death. The society had three plots amounting to
several hundred graves so there was nothing I could do to help them. Hence
please be as specific as possible so I have enough information on site to
complete your request.

I am not entirely sure of my schedule because this will be weather dependent.
I am not going to go during a heatwave or rain. In nice weather it can be an
interesting experience.

Please do not duplicate requests between myself and others on the list -- or if
you do please make sure that everyone knows that you are making the request
multiple times to see who can do it first.

Allan Jordan

MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately.


Re: Suggestions for real name of place referred to by relatives as "Salsunderska" #general

Phyllis Kramer
 

Shana Mink asked for help for a town pronounced as "Salsunderska".
Possibly near Ligmiyan or Utena
or otherwise possibly in the Kovno Guberna? ....
Now there's a couple of challenging town names! Could they be garbled?

Found the large town Utena in Lithuania at 5530/2536...it has a
Jewishgen community page...
it was in Vilkomer, Kovno gubernya before WWI
and another community page for Lygumai 83 miles WNW of Utena at 5600/2339

I went to JewishGen's radius search and looked for towns beginning
with the letter S within 30 miles
of those two lithuanian towns....

found Saldatiskio, Saldutishkis, Saldutiskis, Sylgudyszki, ....13
miles SE of Utena
(there's a recent researcher listed on JGFF for this town)
and Saldutishkis,14 miles SE

Hope this helps
see you at the conference! I'll be chairing the Resource Room...

Phyllis Kramer, New York City, Palm Beach Gardens, Fla
V.P.Education, JewishGen Inc: www.JewishGen.org/education
Researching (all Galicia) ...KRAMER, BEIM >from Jasienica Rosielna
...SCHEINER, KANDEL >from Strzyzow & Dubiecko
...LINDNER, EICHEL >from Rohatyn, Burstyn
...STECHER, TRACHMAN >from Nowy Zmigrod, Dukla
family web site: KehilaLinks.JewishGen.org/Krosno/Kramer.htm

MODERATOR NOTE: The JewishGen Communities Database is located at:
http://www.jewishgen.org/Communities/Search.asp


Family of Jack Frankel of Deerfield Beach FL. #general

Neil@...
 

Jack was the son of Sender Frankel, son of the Rabbi Alter Ari Leib
Frankel of Gliniany. I am trying to traces descendants who may still
live in USA or Israel.

--
Neil Rosenstein

MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Offering Photos at Mt. Hebron Cemetery, Queens, New York #general

A. E. Jordan
 

I have a request to do graves at Mt. Hebron in Queens, New York, so I am offering
to assist with additional photos time permitting.

I am happy to take photos (and if need be consult with the office) and I
appreciate a few dollars >from each person who makes a request to help with my
expenses of gasoline, etc.

Mt. Hebron has an online database which should be the first resource looking for
graves. Please if you are looking for a grave be as specific as possible --
last time I did this someone sent me a family name and a society name. The family
name did not match the cemetery records and they had not given me a first name
or any information on the death. The society had three plots amounting to
several hundred graves so there was nothing I could do to help them. Hence
please be as specific as possible so I have enough information on site to
complete your request.

I am not entirely sure of my schedule because this will be weather dependent.
I am not going to go during a heatwave or rain. In nice weather it can be an
interesting experience.

Please do not duplicate requests between myself and others on the list -- or if
you do please make sure that everyone knows that you are making the request
multiple times to see who can do it first.

Allan Jordan

MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen re: Suggestions for real name of place referred to by relatives as "Salsunderska" #general

Phyllis Kramer
 

Shana Mink asked for help for a town pronounced as "Salsunderska".
Possibly near Ligmiyan or Utena
or otherwise possibly in the Kovno Guberna? ....
Now there's a couple of challenging town names! Could they be garbled?

Found the large town Utena in Lithuania at 5530/2536...it has a
Jewishgen community page...
it was in Vilkomer, Kovno gubernya before WWI
and another community page for Lygumai 83 miles WNW of Utena at 5600/2339

I went to JewishGen's radius search and looked for towns beginning
with the letter S within 30 miles
of those two lithuanian towns....

found Saldatiskio, Saldutishkis, Saldutiskis, Sylgudyszki, ....13
miles SE of Utena
(there's a recent researcher listed on JGFF for this town)
and Saldutishkis,14 miles SE

Hope this helps
see you at the conference! I'll be chairing the Resource Room...

Phyllis Kramer, New York City, Palm Beach Gardens, Fla
V.P.Education, JewishGen Inc: www.JewishGen.org/education
Researching (all Galicia) ...KRAMER, BEIM >from Jasienica Rosielna
...SCHEINER, KANDEL >from Strzyzow & Dubiecko
...LINDNER, EICHEL >from Rohatyn, Burstyn
...STECHER, TRACHMAN >from Nowy Zmigrod, Dukla
family web site: KehilaLinks.JewishGen.org/Krosno/Kramer.htm

MODERATOR NOTE: The JewishGen Communities Database is located at:
http://www.jewishgen.org/Communities/Search.asp


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Family of Jack Frankel of Deerfield Beach FL. #general

Neil@...
 

Jack was the son of Sender Frankel, son of the Rabbi Alter Ari Leib
Frankel of Gliniany. I am trying to traces descendants who may still
live in USA or Israel.

--
Neil Rosenstein

MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately.


This week's Yizkor book excerpt on the JewishGen Facebook page (Bobruisk, Belarus) #general

Bruce Drake <BDrake@...>
 

A reality of life for much of the Jewish population in Eastern Europe was being
poor, and this chapter, "Poverty and Hardship in Bobruisk," >from the Yizkor
book of this town in Belarus, 86 miles southeast of Minsk, is testament
to that. In its large poor quarter lived "in old cut-up pants porters and
shoemakers and tailors--also beggars, hunchbacks, sick, coughing, and wives,
which stood with their baskets in the market." The poor suffered the winter
in cold houses, scrambled for work and were victimized by gangs and a "Jewish
underworld" that took advantage of conditions. One result was to make the
town's poor quarter, known as Sloboda, ripe for the appeal of Russia's
revolutionary movement.

URL: https://www.facebook.com/JewishGen.org/posts/1470728296282654

Bruce Drake
Silver Spring MD

Researching: DRACH, EBERT, KIMMEL, ZLOTNICK
Towns: Wojnilow, Kovel


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen This week's Yizkor book excerpt on the JewishGen Facebook page (Bobruisk, Belarus) #general

Bruce Drake <BDrake@...>
 

A reality of life for much of the Jewish population in Eastern Europe was being
poor, and this chapter, "Poverty and Hardship in Bobruisk," >from the Yizkor
book of this town in Belarus, 86 miles southeast of Minsk, is testament
to that. In its large poor quarter lived "in old cut-up pants porters and
shoemakers and tailors--also beggars, hunchbacks, sick, coughing, and wives,
which stood with their baskets in the market." The poor suffered the winter
in cold houses, scrambled for work and were victimized by gangs and a "Jewish
underworld" that took advantage of conditions. One result was to make the
town's poor quarter, known as Sloboda, ripe for the appeal of Russia's
revolutionary movement.

URL: https://www.facebook.com/JewishGen.org/posts/1470728296282654

Bruce Drake
Silver Spring MD

Researching: DRACH, EBERT, KIMMEL, ZLOTNICK
Towns: Wojnilow, Kovel


37th IAJGS INT. CONFERENCE on JEWISH GENEALOGY #romania

rds11544@...
 

Dear ROM-SIGers,

There is still time to sign up for the 37th IAJGS International Conference on
Jewish Genealogy. The conference starts in 5 days on Sunday, July 23. It is being
held at the Disney Swan Hotel in Orlando, Florida. This is going to be a fantastic
conference. You can register online for the entire conference or by the day. For
those who cannot attend, live online streaming is available.

You can view the conference schedule, register for the conference, or sign up for
online streaming at www.iajgs2017.org.

Some of the course highlights are 310 lectures by 150 lecturers, hands on
mentoring by experts in the field, and in-depth DNA workshops. The Thursday
evening banquet will feature Professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Host of the PBS
program â??Finding Your Roots.â?? Dr. Gates will speak on Genetics and Genealogy
in America.

The Rom-Sig Meeting will be Wednesday, July 26 >from 5:00 to 6:15PM.

I hope to see many of you at the conference.

Richard D. Signer, MD
IAJGS Publicity Committee


Romania SIG #Romania 37th IAJGS INT. CONFERENCE on JEWISH GENEALOGY #romania

rds11544@...
 

Dear ROM-SIGers,

There is still time to sign up for the 37th IAJGS International Conference on
Jewish Genealogy. The conference starts in 5 days on Sunday, July 23. It is being
held at the Disney Swan Hotel in Orlando, Florida. This is going to be a fantastic
conference. You can register online for the entire conference or by the day. For
those who cannot attend, live online streaming is available.

You can view the conference schedule, register for the conference, or sign up for
online streaming at www.iajgs2017.org.

Some of the course highlights are 310 lectures by 150 lecturers, hands on
mentoring by experts in the field, and in-depth DNA workshops. The Thursday
evening banquet will feature Professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Host of the PBS
program â??Finding Your Roots.â?? Dr. Gates will speak on Genetics and Genealogy
in America.

The Rom-Sig Meeting will be Wednesday, July 26 >from 5:00 to 6:15PM.

I hope to see many of you at the conference.

Richard D. Signer, MD
IAJGS Publicity Committee


New York Jewish Genealogy Course begins August 4 #ciechanow #poland

Phyllis Kramer
 

Did your family live in New York? There are many interesting research
possibilities in the Big Apple! JewishGen's Intermediate Course,
Breaking Brick Walls in the United States, will focus on New York
Resources. This course will be especially useful to those who visit
NY; we'll have suggestions on where to research, where to wander and
how to get there.

If, despite basic online research (census >from familysearch &
ancestry, vital records >from italiangen) you have not yet found the
Hebrew names, birth year or town for your U.S. immigrant ancestors
consider this course as it focuses on the more esoteric documents our
ancestors generated, including naturalization, military and
governmental records, death records (probate, obituaries, cemeteries),
and local archival research.

We are proud to feature a personal mentoring program; students use our
online FORUM, post an ancestral branch, set goals for research, and
work one on one with the instructor. Eight text lessons can be
downloaded to read at your own pace and an optional field trip to a
New York archive will be scheduled. This course is open for
enrollment. PLEASE read the course descriptions and requirements
(8-10 hours per week) on
www.jewishgen.org/education/description.asp?course=40088
and email any questions.

I look forward to interfacing with every student.
Phyllis Kramer, New York City
VP Education
www.jewishgen.org/education


#Ciechanow #Poland New York Jewish Genealogy Course begins August 4 #poland #ciechanow

Phyllis Kramer
 

Did your family live in New York? There are many interesting research
possibilities in the Big Apple! JewishGen's Intermediate Course,
Breaking Brick Walls in the United States, will focus on New York
Resources. This course will be especially useful to those who visit
NY; we'll have suggestions on where to research, where to wander and
how to get there.

If, despite basic online research (census >from familysearch &
ancestry, vital records >from italiangen) you have not yet found the
Hebrew names, birth year or town for your U.S. immigrant ancestors
consider this course as it focuses on the more esoteric documents our
ancestors generated, including naturalization, military and
governmental records, death records (probate, obituaries, cemeteries),
and local archival research.

We are proud to feature a personal mentoring program; students use our
online FORUM, post an ancestral branch, set goals for research, and
work one on one with the instructor. Eight text lessons can be
downloaded to read at your own pace and an optional field trip to a
New York archive will be scheduled. This course is open for
enrollment. PLEASE read the course descriptions and requirements
(8-10 hours per week) on
www.jewishgen.org/education/description.asp?course=40088
and email any questions.

I look forward to interfacing with every student.
Phyllis Kramer, New York City
VP Education
www.jewishgen.org/education


pra.in.ua #ukraine

SarahRose Werner <swerner@...>
 

Be aware that when using https://pra.in.ua/search/filter you?ll get
different results depending on whether you enter the name you?re looking for
in Ukrainian characters, Russian characters or English characters.  For
example, entering Rabinovich in Russian characters gets you 234 entries, all
in Russian characters.  Entering the same name in Ukrainian characters gets
you 30 entries, all in Ukrainian characters.  Entering Rabinovich or any of
its equivalents in English characters gets you nothing at all.  English
characters only work for names that happen to have entries in English
characters and only gets you those particular entries.

SarahRose Werner
Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada
RABINOWITZ:  Chepovichi
GITTELMAN: David-Gorodok


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine pra.in.ua #ukraine

SarahRose Werner <swerner@...>
 

Be aware that when using https://pra.in.ua/search/filter you?ll get
different results depending on whether you enter the name you?re looking for
in Ukrainian characters, Russian characters or English characters.  For
example, entering Rabinovich in Russian characters gets you 234 entries, all
in Russian characters.  Entering the same name in Ukrainian characters gets
you 30 entries, all in Ukrainian characters.  Entering Rabinovich or any of
its equivalents in English characters gets you nothing at all.  English
characters only work for names that happen to have entries in English
characters and only gets you those particular entries.

SarahRose Werner
Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada
RABINOWITZ:  Chepovichi
GITTELMAN: David-Gorodok


ViewMate request - Russian translation #lithuania

J Weisman
 

Hello. I've reposted a death certificate for Glika DOGOWSKI at
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM55479

Two questions:

-Can anyone decipher the address and street name?

-Does this mention her maiden name SZALKOWSKI?

Please respond via the ViewMate form.

Thank you,
Julie Weisman
New York


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania ViewMate request - Russian translation #lithuania

J Weisman
 

Hello. I've reposted a death certificate for Glika DOGOWSKI at
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM55479

Two questions:

-Can anyone decipher the address and street name?

-Does this mention her maiden name SZALKOWSKI?

Please respond via the ViewMate form.

Thank you,
Julie Weisman
New York


Finding Alexander Robinson in Lithuania #lithuania

Leo Cooper <leorcooper19@...>
 

Dear friends,

I've been having trouble finding my 3rd great grandfather Alexander
"Sandi" Robinson in Old Country records. Alexander was born in about
1855 in (I think, could be Ziezmariai) Jieznas, Lithuania. He
immigrated to Boston, MA, in about 1903 with his large family; wife
and 8 children. Just a couple weeks ago I find his grave, as well as
his wife's, in Boston. It said that his father's name was Yehuda Meir.
While I quickly found Alexander's wife's family in Sirvintos,
Lithuania, I am still trying to find Alexander's.

One factor is that I don't know Alexander's original surname. He never
naturalized, but while his many sons did, none of them had listed
their original names. It is probably not "Rabinovich" or something
similar, that was Alexander's wife's surname. I have had no success
with passenger records. I have even tried just searching "Alexander"
or Aleksander" or "Sender" or "Sandi" in all of Lithuania, but I
didn't find any record that would fit.

Does anyone know of other ways I could go about researching him? I
have looked in both JewishGen's and LitvakSIG's databases, and found
nothing. He, and all his children, were born in Lithuania, so I would
figure I would of gotten something by now. They would of all been
living at the time of the 1897 Census, but Jieznas is a pretty small
village.

Thank you, and any help would be much appreciated.

--
Leo Raphael Cooper
leorcooper19@gmail.com

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Jieznas is part of the Trakai District. As a
qualified participant in the Trakai District Research Group, you
would have access to Excel files of translated records for Jieznas
and nearby towns, which you could browse to try to find the name
you are seeking. Write to Trakai District Resesarch Group Coordinator
Amy Wachs at amygenealogy@outlook.com for more information.


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Finding Alexander Robinson in Lithuania #lithuania

Leo Cooper <leorcooper19@...>
 

Dear friends,

I've been having trouble finding my 3rd great grandfather Alexander
"Sandi" Robinson in Old Country records. Alexander was born in about
1855 in (I think, could be Ziezmariai) Jieznas, Lithuania. He
immigrated to Boston, MA, in about 1903 with his large family; wife
and 8 children. Just a couple weeks ago I find his grave, as well as
his wife's, in Boston. It said that his father's name was Yehuda Meir.
While I quickly found Alexander's wife's family in Sirvintos,
Lithuania, I am still trying to find Alexander's.

One factor is that I don't know Alexander's original surname. He never
naturalized, but while his many sons did, none of them had listed
their original names. It is probably not "Rabinovich" or something
similar, that was Alexander's wife's surname. I have had no success
with passenger records. I have even tried just searching "Alexander"
or Aleksander" or "Sender" or "Sandi" in all of Lithuania, but I
didn't find any record that would fit.

Does anyone know of other ways I could go about researching him? I
have looked in both JewishGen's and LitvakSIG's databases, and found
nothing. He, and all his children, were born in Lithuania, so I would
figure I would of gotten something by now. They would of all been
living at the time of the 1897 Census, but Jieznas is a pretty small
village.

Thank you, and any help would be much appreciated.

--
Leo Raphael Cooper
leorcooper19@gmail.com

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Jieznas is part of the Trakai District. As a
qualified participant in the Trakai District Research Group, you
would have access to Excel files of translated records for Jieznas
and nearby towns, which you could browse to try to find the name
you are seeking. Write to Trakai District Resesarch Group Coordinator
Amy Wachs at amygenealogy@outlook.com for more information.


German passports issued in Vilnius in 1916 #lithuania

amy wachs
 

Gavriel Yadgarov asked about German Passports and whether that meant that
the person to whom the passport was issued was of German ethnicity.
That is not the case, as you will see >from information about our
Internal Passport database:

The German Ober Ost passport was issued in 1917-1918 by the German
occupation authorities for the persons who spent the war years
in Lithuania ...

If you would like to read the complete information, it is here:
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Lithuania/InternalPassports.htm

Jill Anderson
Coordinator for the Siauliai, Telsiai and Vilnius Research Groups
of Litvak Sig


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania German passports issued in Vilnius in 1916 #lithuania

amy wachs
 

Gavriel Yadgarov asked about German Passports and whether that meant that
the person to whom the passport was issued was of German ethnicity.
That is not the case, as you will see >from information about our
Internal Passport database:

The German Ober Ost passport was issued in 1917-1918 by the German
occupation authorities for the persons who spent the war years
in Lithuania ...

If you would like to read the complete information, it is here:
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Lithuania/InternalPassports.htm

Jill Anderson
Coordinator for the Siauliai, Telsiai and Vilnius Research Groups
of Litvak Sig

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