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Conservation of fragile documents #general

Jake Jacobs
 

Help! My cousin just sent me the official record of the Nazis'
taking of property >from all the Jewish families in our ancestral
town, Erdobenye, Hungary. I would like to scan these records and
make them available to all -- and also to get them translated.
However, 2 of the pages are stuck together. The paper is old and
brittle, a newsprint-type paper. How can I unstick them?

Diane Jacobs
Austin, Texas

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JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Conservation of fragile documents #general

Jake Jacobs
 

Help! My cousin just sent me the official record of the Nazis'
taking of property >from all the Jewish families in our ancestral
town, Erdobenye, Hungary. I would like to scan these records and
make them available to all -- and also to get them translated.
However, 2 of the pages are stuck together. The paper is old and
brittle, a newsprint-type paper. How can I unstick them?

Diane Jacobs
Austin, Texas

MODERATOR NOTE: Please send stories of your own experiences in
similar situations and your own guesses as to what is likely to work
directly to Diane. We will consider for posting references to reliable
sites that focus on document conservation.


Re: Records chambers st NYC #general

Judi Wagner
 

Thank you very much
I was at the building next door apparently

Judi Wagner

From: Lauren Orenstein <orensal@...>
Date: Tue, 10 May 2016 09:42:25 -0400
I am sorry to hear that you were sent on a wild goose chase.

The Municipal Archives at 31 Chambers Street is fine. I was there
Monday May 9th. It is located in the Surrogate's Court building at the
corner of Chambers & Centre Streets.

I hope you were able to find what you needed.


Help needed with cemetery in Varaklani, Latvia #general

Phil Goldfarb
 

B'Nai Emunah a congregation in Tulsa, Oklahoma is celebrating our 100th year
and is closely linked to the historic Jewish community of Varaklani, Latvia.
At the beginning of the last century, many of our founding families came to
Tulsa >from Varaklani. The personality of our congregation was shaped by that
immigration, and a sense of connection to Varaklani endures.

We are writing now to solicit any help in deepening our ties in a physical
way. Jews who did not flee Varaklani and who survived the first wave of
persecutions were massacred on August 4, 1941. According to the literature,
there were some 540 victims of this crime, all of whom were ultimately
buried within the confines of the Jewish cemetery. There is a stone marker
that records this event, for which the Latvian Council of Jewish Communities
may well have been responsible.

Our hope in writing is to ask anyone's help in obtaining a quantity of earth
(about a pound) >from within the gate of the cemetery, which we could
symbolically rebury in our cemetery in Tulsa. Our plan is to erect a
monument in memory of the martyrs of Varaklani, which would include as many
of the victims' names as possible. We have set aside a date in late 2016 for
the completion of this project.

We are deeply respectful of cemetery etiquette and the authority of the
Council of Jewish Communities. Jewish law is traditionally ambivalent about
the re-interment of remains, except in cases where re-burial unites
far-flung families. We would like to think that this proposal is a version
of that, and might lead to a deeper, living connection between our two
worlds.

If anyone can help us, please let me know. Our synagogue would be happy to
pay for any expense in this endeavor to ship the symbolic dirt. Surely, this
is a mitzvah for anyone involved and deeply appreciated.

Please contact me directly at: phil.goldfarb@...

Thank you for any help or advice/name/e-mail of any individual who can be of
assistance!
Phil Goldfarb
President
JGS of Tulsa


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Records chambers st NYC #general

Judi Wagner
 

Thank you very much
I was at the building next door apparently

Judi Wagner

From: Lauren Orenstein <orensal@...>
Date: Tue, 10 May 2016 09:42:25 -0400
I am sorry to hear that you were sent on a wild goose chase.

The Municipal Archives at 31 Chambers Street is fine. I was there
Monday May 9th. It is located in the Surrogate's Court building at the
corner of Chambers & Centre Streets.

I hope you were able to find what you needed.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Help needed with cemetery in Varaklani, Latvia #general

Phil Goldfarb
 

B'Nai Emunah a congregation in Tulsa, Oklahoma is celebrating our 100th year
and is closely linked to the historic Jewish community of Varaklani, Latvia.
At the beginning of the last century, many of our founding families came to
Tulsa >from Varaklani. The personality of our congregation was shaped by that
immigration, and a sense of connection to Varaklani endures.

We are writing now to solicit any help in deepening our ties in a physical
way. Jews who did not flee Varaklani and who survived the first wave of
persecutions were massacred on August 4, 1941. According to the literature,
there were some 540 victims of this crime, all of whom were ultimately
buried within the confines of the Jewish cemetery. There is a stone marker
that records this event, for which the Latvian Council of Jewish Communities
may well have been responsible.

Our hope in writing is to ask anyone's help in obtaining a quantity of earth
(about a pound) >from within the gate of the cemetery, which we could
symbolically rebury in our cemetery in Tulsa. Our plan is to erect a
monument in memory of the martyrs of Varaklani, which would include as many
of the victims' names as possible. We have set aside a date in late 2016 for
the completion of this project.

We are deeply respectful of cemetery etiquette and the authority of the
Council of Jewish Communities. Jewish law is traditionally ambivalent about
the re-interment of remains, except in cases where re-burial unites
far-flung families. We would like to think that this proposal is a version
of that, and might lead to a deeper, living connection between our two
worlds.

If anyone can help us, please let me know. Our synagogue would be happy to
pay for any expense in this endeavor to ship the symbolic dirt. Surely, this
is a mitzvah for anyone involved and deeply appreciated.

Please contact me directly at: phil.goldfarb@...

Thank you for any help or advice/name/e-mail of any individual who can be of
assistance!
Phil Goldfarb
President
JGS of Tulsa


"Kamenic Razanin," Poland? #general

David W. Perle
 

Hi, all. My grandfather's and his family's passenger list entries
coming into the U.S. in 1920 say that they were coming >from "Kamenic
Razanin" in Poland. This is evidently a misspelling based on what the
the person heard when someone in the family said in their Polish
accents where they were actually coming from. Can anyone tell me what
town this really is? Note that I'd understood that they were actually
coming >from Dlugosodlio.

(Thanks to all who responded to a couple of other recent inquiries--I
haven't yet responded to everyone, but I will! Still processing some
of the responses that I received. :)

David Perle
Washington, DC

Researching PRZEGORDA, PERLE, SMOLEY/SMOLA, GOTTLIEB, ARONOWSKY, BLUM,
KROLL, SKORA...


Zalko vs. Zelik #general

Robert Mandelbaum
 

I have come across Lithuanian records for an ancestor whose name is
alternatively given as Zalko and as Zelik. Which of these versions would
have been the "official name," and which, the nickname?

Please respond to me directly at rmandelbau@....

Thank you very much,
Robert Mandelbaum
New York, New York
rmandelbau@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen "Kamenic Razanin," Poland? #general

David W. Perle
 

Hi, all. My grandfather's and his family's passenger list entries
coming into the U.S. in 1920 say that they were coming >from "Kamenic
Razanin" in Poland. This is evidently a misspelling based on what the
the person heard when someone in the family said in their Polish
accents where they were actually coming from. Can anyone tell me what
town this really is? Note that I'd understood that they were actually
coming >from Dlugosodlio.

(Thanks to all who responded to a couple of other recent inquiries--I
haven't yet responded to everyone, but I will! Still processing some
of the responses that I received. :)

David Perle
Washington, DC

Researching PRZEGORDA, PERLE, SMOLEY/SMOLA, GOTTLIEB, ARONOWSKY, BLUM,
KROLL, SKORA...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Zalko vs. Zelik #general

Robert Mandelbaum
 

I have come across Lithuanian records for an ancestor whose name is
alternatively given as Zalko and as Zelik. Which of these versions would
have been the "official name," and which, the nickname?

Please respond to me directly at rmandelbau@....

Thank you very much,
Robert Mandelbaum
New York, New York
rmandelbau@...


Descendants of Reb. Chaim of Volozhin #rabbinic

Yonatan Ben-Ari
 

According to my great uncle's scribbled note on his family's yichus
he notes that his wife's mother was a descendant of Reb. Chaim of
Volozhin but does not mention the link.

According to a diary written by my great grandmother's brother, Reb
Chaim Dov KANTOR of Jerusalem and Moshav Shfeya near Zichron Yacov, he
and his siblings were born in Karlin (Pinsk) in the latter half of the
19th cent. to Shlomo and Sarah Hinde KANTOR. Sarah's father was a
Yosef, who was a/the Chazzan of Karlin. There is also a rumor that Reb
Itzaleh, Reb Chaim of Volozhin's son was their "unterfirer"- I
understand that an "unterfirer" were usually the parents of a bride
and groom but that Sarah's mother's parents had died before her
wedding and possibly during the lifetime of Reb. Itzaleh, he filled in
for his deceased daughter? (no where written, just rumors)

Another rumor is that Reb, Leib YAFFE , Rav of Or Yehuda, and a
former student of Volozhin, told to a member of the WEISFISH
family,(who was also a descendant of reb. Chaim Dov of Shfeya,) that
he could testify that he ( Chaim Dov) was a descendant of the Volozhin
family.

Having seen some of the various family trees of Reb. Chaim of Volozhin
published, I have not found a link to that family. There is a hint to
the story of Reb. Itzaleh being "unterfirer" in the fact that
Reb.Itzaleh did bury a daughter and son-in-law (LANDAU) but in the
published trees the link is not mentioned. It could very well be that
not all children were included in Rabbinic family tree, especially
those who were not Rabbis or females married to Rabbis.

If anyone has personal data on the above or can forward this letter to
authors of the Volozhin I would be grateful.

TIA

Shabbat Shalom and Chodesh Tov

Yoni Ben-Ari, Jerusalem


R. Shlomo of Zeimelis #rabbinic

J W
 

Hello everyone,

I'm looking for more information regarding R. Shlomo of Zeimelis,
Lithuania (Zheimel) who was the rabbi there >from 1824-1864 and
according to my family tree, the father of Rabbi Chaim RABINOWITZ of
Krekenava, Lithuania and the grandfather of Rabbi Benjamin RABINOWITZ
of Joniskis,Lithuania and Rabbi Joseph Saul RABINOWITZ of the
Congregation Sons of Zion in Providence, Rhode Island.

Thank you,

John Waldman
waldmanfamilytree@...


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Descendants of Reb. Chaim of Volozhin #rabbinic

Yonatan Ben-Ari
 

According to my great uncle's scribbled note on his family's yichus
he notes that his wife's mother was a descendant of Reb. Chaim of
Volozhin but does not mention the link.

According to a diary written by my great grandmother's brother, Reb
Chaim Dov KANTOR of Jerusalem and Moshav Shfeya near Zichron Yacov, he
and his siblings were born in Karlin (Pinsk) in the latter half of the
19th cent. to Shlomo and Sarah Hinde KANTOR. Sarah's father was a
Yosef, who was a/the Chazzan of Karlin. There is also a rumor that Reb
Itzaleh, Reb Chaim of Volozhin's son was their "unterfirer"- I
understand that an "unterfirer" were usually the parents of a bride
and groom but that Sarah's mother's parents had died before her
wedding and possibly during the lifetime of Reb. Itzaleh, he filled in
for his deceased daughter? (no where written, just rumors)

Another rumor is that Reb, Leib YAFFE , Rav of Or Yehuda, and a
former student of Volozhin, told to a member of the WEISFISH
family,(who was also a descendant of reb. Chaim Dov of Shfeya,) that
he could testify that he ( Chaim Dov) was a descendant of the Volozhin
family.

Having seen some of the various family trees of Reb. Chaim of Volozhin
published, I have not found a link to that family. There is a hint to
the story of Reb. Itzaleh being "unterfirer" in the fact that
Reb.Itzaleh did bury a daughter and son-in-law (LANDAU) but in the
published trees the link is not mentioned. It could very well be that
not all children were included in Rabbinic family tree, especially
those who were not Rabbis or females married to Rabbis.

If anyone has personal data on the above or can forward this letter to
authors of the Volozhin I would be grateful.

TIA

Shabbat Shalom and Chodesh Tov

Yoni Ben-Ari, Jerusalem


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic R. Shlomo of Zeimelis #rabbinic

J W
 

Hello everyone,

I'm looking for more information regarding R. Shlomo of Zeimelis,
Lithuania (Zheimel) who was the rabbi there >from 1824-1864 and
according to my family tree, the father of Rabbi Chaim RABINOWITZ of
Krekenava, Lithuania and the grandfather of Rabbi Benjamin RABINOWITZ
of Joniskis,Lithuania and Rabbi Joseph Saul RABINOWITZ of the
Congregation Sons of Zion in Providence, Rhode Island.

Thank you,

John Waldman
waldmanfamilytree@...


Reb Dovid of Novarodok, 18th cent. #rabbinic

Yonatan Ben-Ari
 

My great uncle scribbled a note mentioning that his wife , Haya Dina
(ne: ABRAMOWITZ) was a descendant of a brother of Reb. Dovid (ben
Moshe of Kletzk),who was the Rov (Rabbi) of Novarodok some 200+ years
ago, a contemporary of Reb Chaim of Volozhin. He was also known for
his book, "Galia Mesechta".

Does anyone have information on the extended family -primarily
siblings-of the above Reb. Dovid?

TIA

Shabbat Shalom and Chodesh Tov

Yoni Ben-Ari, Jerusalem


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Reb Dovid of Novarodok, 18th cent. #rabbinic

Yonatan Ben-Ari
 

My great uncle scribbled a note mentioning that his wife , Haya Dina
(ne: ABRAMOWITZ) was a descendant of a brother of Reb. Dovid (ben
Moshe of Kletzk),who was the Rov (Rabbi) of Novarodok some 200+ years
ago, a contemporary of Reb Chaim of Volozhin. He was also known for
his book, "Galia Mesechta".

Does anyone have information on the extended family -primarily
siblings-of the above Reb. Dovid?

TIA

Shabbat Shalom and Chodesh Tov

Yoni Ben-Ari, Jerusalem


Origin of Term "Gaon" of Vilna #rabbinic

David Goldman
 

Does anyone know the origin of the title "Vilna Gaon" referring to Rabbi
Eliyahu of Vilna?
When did the term emerge and who originated it?

Thanks,
David Goldman
NYC


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Origin of Term "Gaon" of Vilna #rabbinic

David Goldman
 

Does anyone know the origin of the title "Vilna Gaon" referring to Rabbi
Eliyahu of Vilna?
When did the term emerge and who originated it?

Thanks,
David Goldman
NYC


(US) Law Library of Congress Hosts Program to Mark 500th Anniversary of Venice Jewish Ghetto #sephardic

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The (US) Law Library of Congress with the Embassy of Italy and the
Joseph and Rebecca Meyerhoff Center for Jewish Studies (at the
University of Maryland) will mark the 500th anniversary of the
Jewish Ghetto of Venice in 1516. The program will be on Tuesday,
May 24 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Thomas Jefferson Building 10 First
St.SE Washington DC, The event is free and open to the public.
Reservations are not required.

The program is: "La Città degli Ebrei/The City of the Jews: Segregated
Space and the Admission of Strangers in the Jewish Ghetto of Venice",
with University of Maryland professor of history, Bernard Cooperman
and Stefano Villani. Additionally, The Library of Congress Law
Library will feature rare books and documents related to the Jewish
Ghetto of Venice.

To read more see: http://tinyurl.com/z3jtlcn
Original url:
http://blogs.loc.gov/law/2016/05/law-library-program-to-mark-500th-anniversary-of-the-jewish-ghetto-of-venice/?loclr=eaiclb

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Sephardic SIG #Sephardim (US) Law Library of Congress Hosts Program to Mark 500th Anniversary of Venice Jewish Ghetto #sephardic

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The (US) Law Library of Congress with the Embassy of Italy and the
Joseph and Rebecca Meyerhoff Center for Jewish Studies (at the
University of Maryland) will mark the 500th anniversary of the
Jewish Ghetto of Venice in 1516. The program will be on Tuesday,
May 24 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Thomas Jefferson Building 10 First
St.SE Washington DC, The event is free and open to the public.
Reservations are not required.

The program is: "La Città degli Ebrei/The City of the Jews: Segregated
Space and the Admission of Strangers in the Jewish Ghetto of Venice",
with University of Maryland professor of history, Bernard Cooperman
and Stefano Villani. Additionally, The Library of Congress Law
Library will feature rare books and documents related to the Jewish
Ghetto of Venice.

To read more see: http://tinyurl.com/z3jtlcn
Original url:
http://blogs.loc.gov/law/2016/05/law-library-program-to-mark-500th-anniversary-of-the-jewish-ghetto-of-venice/?loclr=eaiclb

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee