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Brooklyn tops 240,000! #general

Jgsny@...
 

The JGS (NY) is pleased to announce the completion of Phase 2 of our
project to computerize the index to the Kings County Clerk's Office
naturalizations, 1907-1924. Thanks to the tireless work of over 100
wonderful volunteers, the database now has more than 240,000 names.
This index represents 97% of the records filed in the State Supreme
Court, Kings County. In order to identify the remaining 7,000+ missing
names, we will be proofing the database against the original records at
the County Clerk's Office. (Let us know if you'd like to help.)

Please keep in mind that with this announcement there may be a flood of
users that may possibly tie up the system. Be patient and try again later!

Good luck in your search!
Estelle Guzik
JGS (NY)


Belarus Surname Index #general

Edward Rosenbaum <erosenbaum@...>
 

The Belarus SIG is pleased to annouce its latest feature: The "Belarus
Surname Index", located at
http://www.jewishgen.org/belarus/static_index.htm. This site indexes
surnames that appear in small databases that are not yet included in the
"All Belarus Database". To start, the "Belarus Surname Index" has over
13000 unique surnames >from 44 different databases.

If you see a surname that you are interested in, click on the associated
link.

If you have ancestral roots in Belarus, and are not already a member of the
Belarus SIG (don't worry... we have no dues), please join us. Go to
http://www.jewishgen.org/listserv/sigs_add.htm, enter your name and email
address, click on the button to the left of Belarus SIG, and then press the
Enter key.

Edward Rosenbaum
Bergenfield, NJ
Webmaster, Belarus SIG (http://www.jewishgen.org/belarus)
President, JGS of Bergen County, New Jersey
(http://www.crosswinds.net/~erosenbaum/jgsbc)
email: erosenbaum@mail.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Brooklyn tops 240,000! #general

Jgsny@...
 

The JGS (NY) is pleased to announce the completion of Phase 2 of our
project to computerize the index to the Kings County Clerk's Office
naturalizations, 1907-1924. Thanks to the tireless work of over 100
wonderful volunteers, the database now has more than 240,000 names.
This index represents 97% of the records filed in the State Supreme
Court, Kings County. In order to identify the remaining 7,000+ missing
names, we will be proofing the database against the original records at
the County Clerk's Office. (Let us know if you'd like to help.)

Please keep in mind that with this announcement there may be a flood of
users that may possibly tie up the system. Be patient and try again later!

Good luck in your search!
Estelle Guzik
JGS (NY)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Belarus Surname Index #general

Edward Rosenbaum <erosenbaum@...>
 

The Belarus SIG is pleased to annouce its latest feature: The "Belarus
Surname Index", located at
http://www.jewishgen.org/belarus/static_index.htm. This site indexes
surnames that appear in small databases that are not yet included in the
"All Belarus Database". To start, the "Belarus Surname Index" has over
13000 unique surnames >from 44 different databases.

If you see a surname that you are interested in, click on the associated
link.

If you have ancestral roots in Belarus, and are not already a member of the
Belarus SIG (don't worry... we have no dues), please join us. Go to
http://www.jewishgen.org/listserv/sigs_add.htm, enter your name and email
address, click on the button to the left of Belarus SIG, and then press the
Enter key.

Edward Rosenbaum
Bergenfield, NJ
Webmaster, Belarus SIG (http://www.jewishgen.org/belarus)
President, JGS of Bergen County, New Jersey
(http://www.crosswinds.net/~erosenbaum/jgsbc)
email: erosenbaum@mail.com


December Meeting of Jewish Genealogical Society of Philadelphia #general

JGLois@...
 

December Meeting of Jewish Genealogical Society of Philadelphia

Date: Monday, December 11, 2000
Time: 7:45 PM
Place: The Newman Building at Gratz College
Old York Road (Route 611) and Melrose Avenue
Melrose Park, PA
********
Speaker: Leonard Markowitz
Topic: "Four Jewish Families in Philadelphia"

********
Len Markowitz, past president of the JGS of Philadelphia,
will describe his recently published book, "Four Jewish Families
in Philadelphia". Included in the book are many areas of general
interest for the genealogist including: migration patterns, life in the
shtetl, pogroms, the journey to America, what Philadelphia was
like at the beginning of the 20th century, and what happened during
the Holocaust in various shtetlach in Poland and the Ukraine. Also
described are the cemeteries in the greater Philadelphia area.

Mr. Markowitz was the founder of the Yizkor Book Project on Jewishgen
and a former member of the Board of JewishGen. He was past president
of Congregation Beth Chaim in Feasterville, Pa., a board member
of the JCC of Bucks County and the library of Lower Southampton.
Mr. Markowitz has lectured extensively about Jewish genealogy.

The author will be available for a book signing before and after
the meeting.
******
Election of Society's officers will take place at this meeting.
******
Special Offer for New Members and other Beginners!

Come at 7:15, 30 minutes early, and hear more experienced members of
JGSP give advice and counsel on issues that interest and perplex you.
Come early and stay for the regular meeting following.
*****
Interested friends are always welcome!
Refreshments will be served following the meeting
******
For all who are researching Philadelphia roots and need information on
local resources; cemeteries, funeral directors, repositories (and much
more) please visit the JGSP website: http://www.jewishgen.org/jgsp
******
Russian Special Interest Group:
The next meeting will be held in February 2001 at the
Klein Branch JG/CC, Red Lion Rd. & Jamison Ave.
Exact date will be announced on the JGSP website.

*****
Lois Sernoff [JGS Philadelphia]
<JGLois@aol.com>


Re: Is there a Lugin? #ukraine

SRivkin742@...
 

Luginy also called Luhin ---Ukraine 157km NE of Rovno - this is likely it

2nd possibility Ludin ---- Ukraine 107km N of Lvov

many towns had numerous name variations and slang names - I suspect the first
one is yours. Our ancestors had a tendency to name the closest major city or
even
just name one that might be known - so in some cases the actual town they come
from might be quite some distance away or at least out of the city in the
suburban
towns. Most have heard of Kiev and Odessa so when used by a ancestor be extra
suspect of the acuracy.

Steve Rivkin


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen December Meeting of Jewish Genealogical Society of Philadelphia #general

JGLois@...
 

December Meeting of Jewish Genealogical Society of Philadelphia

Date: Monday, December 11, 2000
Time: 7:45 PM
Place: The Newman Building at Gratz College
Old York Road (Route 611) and Melrose Avenue
Melrose Park, PA
********
Speaker: Leonard Markowitz
Topic: "Four Jewish Families in Philadelphia"

********
Len Markowitz, past president of the JGS of Philadelphia,
will describe his recently published book, "Four Jewish Families
in Philadelphia". Included in the book are many areas of general
interest for the genealogist including: migration patterns, life in the
shtetl, pogroms, the journey to America, what Philadelphia was
like at the beginning of the 20th century, and what happened during
the Holocaust in various shtetlach in Poland and the Ukraine. Also
described are the cemeteries in the greater Philadelphia area.

Mr. Markowitz was the founder of the Yizkor Book Project on Jewishgen
and a former member of the Board of JewishGen. He was past president
of Congregation Beth Chaim in Feasterville, Pa., a board member
of the JCC of Bucks County and the library of Lower Southampton.
Mr. Markowitz has lectured extensively about Jewish genealogy.

The author will be available for a book signing before and after
the meeting.
******
Election of Society's officers will take place at this meeting.
******
Special Offer for New Members and other Beginners!

Come at 7:15, 30 minutes early, and hear more experienced members of
JGSP give advice and counsel on issues that interest and perplex you.
Come early and stay for the regular meeting following.
*****
Interested friends are always welcome!
Refreshments will be served following the meeting
******
For all who are researching Philadelphia roots and need information on
local resources; cemeteries, funeral directors, repositories (and much
more) please visit the JGSP website: http://www.jewishgen.org/jgsp
******
Russian Special Interest Group:
The next meeting will be held in February 2001 at the
Klein Branch JG/CC, Red Lion Rd. & Jamison Ave.
Exact date will be announced on the JGSP website.

*****
Lois Sernoff [JGS Philadelphia]
<JGLois@aol.com>


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Re: Is there a Lugin? #ukraine

SRivkin742@...
 

Luginy also called Luhin ---Ukraine 157km NE of Rovno - this is likely it

2nd possibility Ludin ---- Ukraine 107km N of Lvov

many towns had numerous name variations and slang names - I suspect the first
one is yours. Our ancestors had a tendency to name the closest major city or
even
just name one that might be known - so in some cases the actual town they come
from might be quite some distance away or at least out of the city in the
suburban
towns. Most have heard of Kiev and Odessa so when used by a ancestor be extra
suspect of the acuracy.

Steve Rivkin


Re: STEINGARTEN, Ratno --> Israel #ukraine

SRivkin742@...
 

you need to contact Batya Unterschatz - Jewish agency -Search Bureau for
missing
relatives tel 011-02-612-471 fax 011- 02-202-516 in Jerusalem
this lady is famous for helping so many find lost relatives - this is a
Israeli government agency - not a commercial organization
she likely has email by now but I dont have her email address

Steve Rivkin

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please use Proper-Case letters to define your sentences & make them easier to read.


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Re: STEINGARTEN, Ratno --> Israel #ukraine

SRivkin742@...
 

you need to contact Batya Unterschatz - Jewish agency -Search Bureau for
missing
relatives tel 011-02-612-471 fax 011- 02-202-516 in Jerusalem
this lady is famous for helping so many find lost relatives - this is a
Israeli government agency - not a commercial organization
she likely has email by now but I dont have her email address

Steve Rivkin

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please use Proper-Case letters to define your sentences & make them easier to read.


Military Information #general

robins@...
 

I'm a Volunteer Service Officer helping Veterans with various issues and
needs. Official Army Personnel Records >from 1912 through 1959 were
destroyed in a fire in 1973. Air Force Personnel Records >from 1947
through 1964 (Surnames Hubbard to Z) were also destroyed in the same
fire. The other Services' Personnel Records were not involved in the fire.

One of the best places for research on Army Records for all time periods
is the Army's War College Library located in Carlisle Barracks in
Pennsylvania. http://carlisle-www.army.mil/usamhi. If you should happen
to be in the area stop in. There are several web sights devoted to
military veterans, use a general search engine. Also try
dir.webring.yahoo.com/rw?d=Government_Politics/Military.

Sally Robins


Re: Zelekin, Zholkin, Zholkine #general

mjssds@...
 

Abraham,
Thanks for setting the record straight. I guess I can chalk what I passed on to my father in law getting incorrect information. I still have a question however as there is an apparent inconsistency in the name.
All things considered why did they call it New Square or is that also incorrect in that it is not named after Skvira? In no other place in Rockland e.g. Monsey, Montebello et. al. is there a similar "legend" concerning a name and the town names remain as they were before Hasidic communities existed. Given that New Square is physically part of Spring Valley for all intents and puposes there must be more to that name and why Spring Valley was not used.
Steve Sperman
New City

Abraham J. Heschel's MESSAGE:
While the town of New Square is indeed as close to a Shtetil as one can get
today, and is indeed named after the city of Skver, it is not an actual
transplanted city.
The town of New Square was founded in the 1950's by Grand Rabbi Yaakov Yosef
Twersky, who although was the son of the Grand Rabbi of Skver, actually was
the Grand Rabbi of Kolorash before the war. He actually later lived in
Bucahrest and in Brooklyn, NY before establishing New Square. Since the vast majority of the original followers of Skver were either killed during the war or were unable to emmigrate under communism, there are very few members of this community that actually trace their way to Skver, Ukraine. Though they have gone back to Skver sevarel times, and recently actually
bought off and are rebuilding the old Schul in Skver, Ukraine -
unfortunately they would not have any lists or other archival matereials
from Skver in the Ukraine.
There are more than one hundred and sixty Chasidic groups named after
towns in Europe, and though they have only limited hard genealogical data,
they often have a very important historical story to tell, especially since
nearly everyone researching the Ukraine probably had at least one Chasidic
ancestor.
Any member who wishes to follow up any particular group should feel free to contact us at the Institute. We do not charge any fees for helping
researchers. It can however take some time untill we respond.

Abraham J. Heschel

Director
Brandler Institute of Chasidic Thought


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Military Information #general

robins@...
 

I'm a Volunteer Service Officer helping Veterans with various issues and
needs. Official Army Personnel Records >from 1912 through 1959 were
destroyed in a fire in 1973. Air Force Personnel Records >from 1947
through 1964 (Surnames Hubbard to Z) were also destroyed in the same
fire. The other Services' Personnel Records were not involved in the fire.

One of the best places for research on Army Records for all time periods
is the Army's War College Library located in Carlisle Barracks in
Pennsylvania. http://carlisle-www.army.mil/usamhi. If you should happen
to be in the area stop in. There are several web sights devoted to
military veterans, use a general search engine. Also try
dir.webring.yahoo.com/rw?d=Government_Politics/Military.

Sally Robins


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Re: Zelekin, Zholkin, Zholkine #ukraine

mjssds@...
 

Abraham,
Thanks for setting the record straight. I guess I can chalk what I passed on to my father in law getting incorrect information. I still have a question however as there is an apparent inconsistency in the name.
All things considered why did they call it New Square or is that also incorrect in that it is not named after Skvira? In no other place in Rockland e.g. Monsey, Montebello et. al. is there a similar "legend" concerning a name and the town names remain as they were before Hasidic communities existed. Given that New Square is physically part of Spring Valley for all intents and puposes there must be more to that name and why Spring Valley was not used.
Steve Sperman
New City

Abraham J. Heschel's MESSAGE:
While the town of New Square is indeed as close to a Shtetil as one can get
today, and is indeed named after the city of Skver, it is not an actual
transplanted city.
The town of New Square was founded in the 1950's by Grand Rabbi Yaakov Yosef
Twersky, who although was the son of the Grand Rabbi of Skver, actually was
the Grand Rabbi of Kolorash before the war. He actually later lived in
Bucahrest and in Brooklyn, NY before establishing New Square. Since the vast majority of the original followers of Skver were either killed during the war or were unable to emmigrate under communism, there are very few members of this community that actually trace their way to Skver, Ukraine. Though they have gone back to Skver sevarel times, and recently actually
bought off and are rebuilding the old Schul in Skver, Ukraine -
unfortunately they would not have any lists or other archival matereials
from Skver in the Ukraine.
There are more than one hundred and sixty Chasidic groups named after
towns in Europe, and though they have only limited hard genealogical data,
they often have a very important historical story to tell, especially since
nearly everyone researching the Ukraine probably had at least one Chasidic
ancestor.
Any member who wishes to follow up any particular group should feel free to contact us at the Institute. We do not charge any fees for helping
researchers. It can however take some time untill we respond.

Abraham J. Heschel

Director
Brandler Institute of Chasidic Thought


Re: Where to discuss Genealogy Programs #general

Yaacov Slizak <yslizak@...>
 

Babette,

I believe soc.genealogy.computing will be a good place to start.

You can also have a glance to some user reviews at:

http://www.deja.com/channels/channel.xp?CID=11318

Regards,

Yaacov Slizak (for email reply please remove the nospam >from the address)
Ennis, Co.Clare
Ireland

"Babette C Bloch" <bvcb@juno.com> wrote

Where can we discuss Geneaology computer programs...I'd like to hear
differences between Ultimate Family Tree and newest edition of Family
Tree Maker.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Where to discuss Genealogy Programs #general

Yaacov Slizak <yslizak@...>
 

Babette,

I believe soc.genealogy.computing will be a good place to start.

You can also have a glance to some user reviews at:

http://www.deja.com/channels/channel.xp?CID=11318

Regards,

Yaacov Slizak (for email reply please remove the nospam >from the address)
Ennis, Co.Clare
Ireland

"Babette C Bloch" <bvcb@juno.com> wrote

Where can we discuss Geneaology computer programs...I'd like to hear
differences between Ultimate Family Tree and newest edition of Family
Tree Maker.


ISO families ZUKAR, WALES in New York City #general

Mark A. Shilling <shilling@...>
 

Looking for information to contact possible relatives - Greta ZUKAR who
married James Albert WALES. Also Greta had a sister Hanna, who as of 1950
was not married. Their mother Louisa ZUKAR - GOLDSTEIN was married to Icek
GOLDSTEIN who died in Poland prior to 1950.

They were somehow associated with the Huntington Seating Company at 480
Lexington Ave in New York City.

Any help is much appreciated!

Mark A. Shilling
shilling@texas.net

Searching (various spellings, of course): DAFNER, FEINER, GOLDMAN,
GOLDSTAYZN, GRONIS, HASKIEL, INGSTER, ISAACS, KAZALSKI, KEEN, KEKECZ,
KEMPNER, KOHN, KURLAND, LIP(P)MAN, MARKOWITZ, NASH, NASIELSKY, NEUFELD,
PILLER, PINK, PLAWNER, SCHEIN(WECHLSER), SILBERCWAJG, STERN, SWARTZ
(SZWARCBART), VAN BAALEN, WECHSLER, WELTMAN


Is there a Lugin? #ukraine

Howard M. Kaplan <howardmk@...>
 

I need some help locating a Ukraine site -- Lugin. For years, my
sainted father said his family came >from "near Kiev." Later on it
became "nearer to Zhitomir." Finally, it was Radomyshl. But I have
found data on him and three brothers applying for US citizenship & ALL
of them list Lugin as their birthplace. The shtetl finder does NOT
list any Lugin. Help!? TIA.
Howard M. Kaplan
Greenwood Village, CO


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen ISO families ZUKAR, WALES in New York City #general

Mark A. Shilling <shilling@...>
 

Looking for information to contact possible relatives - Greta ZUKAR who
married James Albert WALES. Also Greta had a sister Hanna, who as of 1950
was not married. Their mother Louisa ZUKAR - GOLDSTEIN was married to Icek
GOLDSTEIN who died in Poland prior to 1950.

They were somehow associated with the Huntington Seating Company at 480
Lexington Ave in New York City.

Any help is much appreciated!

Mark A. Shilling
shilling@texas.net

Searching (various spellings, of course): DAFNER, FEINER, GOLDMAN,
GOLDSTAYZN, GRONIS, HASKIEL, INGSTER, ISAACS, KAZALSKI, KEEN, KEKECZ,
KEMPNER, KOHN, KURLAND, LIP(P)MAN, MARKOWITZ, NASH, NASIELSKY, NEUFELD,
PILLER, PINK, PLAWNER, SCHEIN(WECHLSER), SILBERCWAJG, STERN, SWARTZ
(SZWARCBART), VAN BAALEN, WECHSLER, WELTMAN


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Is there a Lugin? #ukraine

Howard M. Kaplan <howardmk@...>
 

I need some help locating a Ukraine site -- Lugin. For years, my
sainted father said his family came >from "near Kiev." Later on it
became "nearer to Zhitomir." Finally, it was Radomyshl. But I have
found data on him and three brothers applying for US citizenship & ALL
of them list Lugin as their birthplace. The shtetl finder does NOT
list any Lugin. Help!? TIA.
Howard M. Kaplan
Greenwood Village, CO