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Skola, Austria #austria-czech

teamungar@...
 

Hi all,

I've made a great amount of progress on my father's side of the family tree and I have been feeling a bit
guilty lately about not knowing more on my mother's side! I know very little about my grandmother's birth
town (she always said very little and obviously there were great reasons for her leaving). So, here are my
questions:

My maternal grandmother was born in Skola Austria (as written on her Social Security Account application).

1) Where is Skola, Austria (or what is it now)?

2) Any idea how to find birth records and/or information on that town? Her supposed date of birth is
Dec 25th 1900 (but that is not necessarily a fact)!

3) Anyone have photographs of this area (past or present)?

4) Anyone have relatives >from that area as well?

5) Any information on Jewish cemeteries >from that town?

I really appreciate it. JewishGen has been such a blessing. I have already created two Shtetlink sites for a
couple Hungarian towns (my father's side) and that has been such a rewarding experience. Feel free to
email me at teamungar@....

Thank you,
Stuart Ungar


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Skola, Austria #austria-czech

teamungar@...
 

Hi all,

I've made a great amount of progress on my father's side of the family tree and I have been feeling a bit
guilty lately about not knowing more on my mother's side! I know very little about my grandmother's birth
town (she always said very little and obviously there were great reasons for her leaving). So, here are my
questions:

My maternal grandmother was born in Skola Austria (as written on her Social Security Account application).

1) Where is Skola, Austria (or what is it now)?

2) Any idea how to find birth records and/or information on that town? Her supposed date of birth is
Dec 25th 1900 (but that is not necessarily a fact)!

3) Anyone have photographs of this area (past or present)?

4) Anyone have relatives >from that area as well?

5) Any information on Jewish cemeteries >from that town?

I really appreciate it. JewishGen has been such a blessing. I have already created two Shtetlink sites for a
couple Hungarian towns (my father's side) and that has been such a rewarding experience. Feel free to
email me at teamungar@....

Thank you,
Stuart Ungar


Zamkhover or Zamchover #ukraine

benjiebutler@...
 

Does anyone have any information on the family name of Zamkover or Zamchover?
Kind regards,
Benjamin Butler,
London

MODERATOR'S NOTE: If you have not done so already, you should check with the
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these names. You should also add your own names so that others may find you.
Please respond to this post privately.


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Zamkhover or Zamchover #ukraine

benjiebutler@...
 

Does anyone have any information on the family name of Zamkover or Zamchover?
Kind regards,
Benjamin Butler,
London

MODERATOR'S NOTE: If you have not done so already, you should check with the
JewishGen Family Finder at http://www.jewishgen.org/jgff and see who is researching
these names. You should also add your own names so that others may find you.
Please respond to this post privately.


Borszczow - Czortkow - Mielnica - Good News!!! #galicia

Susana Leistner Bloch
 

To Suchostaw Region Research Group (SRRG) members with roots in
Borszczow, Czortkow and Mielnica and, of course, to anyone with
an interest in these shtetlach.

SRRG has grown to over 500 members with family roots in 152
shtetlach. We already have over 80 webpages dedicated to
individual shtetlach and will soon be adding webpages for the
remaining shtetlach where our members have family roots.

I have tried my best to serve the research interest of all our
members. It is, however, impossible for me to dedicate the
necessary time to do justice to every shtetl.

The surname matches, regional information and looking after our
webpages keep me busy for a many hours every day and I wish there
were more hours in the day to dedicate to individual shtetl
research.

For the last few SRRG meetings at the IAJGS conference I have
asked those attending the meeting to come forward and look after
their shtetl. At the Philadelphia conference, someone actually
listened :-).

I am very happy to announce that Tony Hausner has volunteered to
look after Borszczow, Czortkow and Mielnica interests and
research. The Borszczow, Czortkow and Mielnica webpages will
still be looked after by me for a while and any material you
have, relevant to these shtetlach should be sent directly to me.

When members of SRRG read this announcement I am sure many will
be jealous that they do not have someone of Tony Hausner's
calibre looking after their shtetl. Perhaps the announcement will
"prod" them into action :-).

Tony Hausner is also the Shtetl Leader for Skala and has done an
outstanding job. We look forward to seeing the same for
Borszczow, Czortkow and Mielnica.

Please be assured that Borszczow, Czortkow and Mielnica will
still be included in Suchostaw Region Research Group and that you
will continue to be members of the SRRG and benefit >from all the
advantages of belonging to a regional group. This has not changed.

I will always be available to answer your questions and will
continue to make surname matches between you and the SRRG members
researching the same surname in nearby shtetlach.

By the way, Tony is planning to establish a Yahoo networking list
for Borszczow, Czortkow and Mielnica researchers Even if you
chose to opt out of the Yahoo lists Tony will keep you informed
of all new Borszczow, Czortkow and Mielnica resources and
projects.

I wish Tony Hausner and all our Borszczow, Czortkow and Mielnica
researchers great success in this new "partnership".

Warm regards,

Susana

Susana Leistner Bloch,
VP, ShtetLinks, JewishGen, Inc.
International Desk, JewishGen, Inc., Manager
Kolbuszowa Region Research Group, Coordinator
Suchostaw Region Research Group, Coordinator


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Borszczow - Czortkow - Mielnica - Good News!!! #galicia

Susana Leistner Bloch
 

To Suchostaw Region Research Group (SRRG) members with roots in
Borszczow, Czortkow and Mielnica and, of course, to anyone with
an interest in these shtetlach.

SRRG has grown to over 500 members with family roots in 152
shtetlach. We already have over 80 webpages dedicated to
individual shtetlach and will soon be adding webpages for the
remaining shtetlach where our members have family roots.

I have tried my best to serve the research interest of all our
members. It is, however, impossible for me to dedicate the
necessary time to do justice to every shtetl.

The surname matches, regional information and looking after our
webpages keep me busy for a many hours every day and I wish there
were more hours in the day to dedicate to individual shtetl
research.

For the last few SRRG meetings at the IAJGS conference I have
asked those attending the meeting to come forward and look after
their shtetl. At the Philadelphia conference, someone actually
listened :-).

I am very happy to announce that Tony Hausner has volunteered to
look after Borszczow, Czortkow and Mielnica interests and
research. The Borszczow, Czortkow and Mielnica webpages will
still be looked after by me for a while and any material you
have, relevant to these shtetlach should be sent directly to me.

When members of SRRG read this announcement I am sure many will
be jealous that they do not have someone of Tony Hausner's
calibre looking after their shtetl. Perhaps the announcement will
"prod" them into action :-).

Tony Hausner is also the Shtetl Leader for Skala and has done an
outstanding job. We look forward to seeing the same for
Borszczow, Czortkow and Mielnica.

Please be assured that Borszczow, Czortkow and Mielnica will
still be included in Suchostaw Region Research Group and that you
will continue to be members of the SRRG and benefit >from all the
advantages of belonging to a regional group. This has not changed.

I will always be available to answer your questions and will
continue to make surname matches between you and the SRRG members
researching the same surname in nearby shtetlach.

By the way, Tony is planning to establish a Yahoo networking list
for Borszczow, Czortkow and Mielnica researchers Even if you
chose to opt out of the Yahoo lists Tony will keep you informed
of all new Borszczow, Czortkow and Mielnica resources and
projects.

I wish Tony Hausner and all our Borszczow, Czortkow and Mielnica
researchers great success in this new "partnership".

Warm regards,

Susana

Susana Leistner Bloch,
VP, ShtetLinks, JewishGen, Inc.
International Desk, JewishGen, Inc., Manager
Kolbuszowa Region Research Group, Coordinator
Suchostaw Region Research Group, Coordinator


Re: Searching friends from Brussels #france

JKLAYMAN@...
 

I am searching for my friends in Brussels who went with me to ULB,1946-1950.
My name was Dina Souchotinsky.

Dina Klayman
JKLAYMAN@...


French SIG #France Re: Searching friends from Brussels #france

JKLAYMAN@...
 

I am searching for my friends in Brussels who went with me to ULB,1946-1950.
My name was Dina Souchotinsky.

Dina Klayman
JKLAYMAN@...


SCHREIBMANN - Paris #france

androgyn@...
 

Dear friends:

I have previously posted some questions about a Shrybman family. Because
of the very generous help of some of you, I have learned a great deal,
including the fact that my family in France used the SCHREIBMANN spelling.

I know that a relative, Emile Schreibmann lived at this address in the
1950s:

126 Rue de Flandres
Paris, 19

I have written to the authorities in that arondissement for birth,
marriage, death, information, without success. Now I am not certain how
to proceed. Should I write to authorities in every arondissement in
Paris, or is there a shortcut? Is there a database of Jewish cemetery
records?

If someone is able to give me any of the following information, or hints
on how to go about searching, I would be extremely grateful.

What I know:

Emile married and allegedy had one child - a son. His father Bernard (b.
1871) had immigrated to Paris >from Ukraine and was naturalised 8 Sept
1907. A female, maiden name Schwartzberg, was naturalized the same day,
and was probably Bernard's wife.

Emile allegedly had a brother and a sister. She allegedly died in the
holocaust; the brother allegedly spent part of his adulthood in Africa
but returned to France. I am uncertain whether Emile and siblings were
born in France or Ukraine, or whether their parents married in France or
Ukraine; Emile's father Bernard was 31 years old when naturalized and, I
surmise, at least 4 years younger when he arrived in France.

I am trying to find any information on Emile's descendants, or on the
descendants of his siblings. My family would be immensely grateful for
any hints on how to proceed.

Marty Thomas

MODERATOR NOTE: Please include you place of residence - Country? State?
City?


French SIG #France SCHREIBMANN - Paris #france

androgyn@...
 

Dear friends:

I have previously posted some questions about a Shrybman family. Because
of the very generous help of some of you, I have learned a great deal,
including the fact that my family in France used the SCHREIBMANN spelling.

I know that a relative, Emile Schreibmann lived at this address in the
1950s:

126 Rue de Flandres
Paris, 19

I have written to the authorities in that arondissement for birth,
marriage, death, information, without success. Now I am not certain how
to proceed. Should I write to authorities in every arondissement in
Paris, or is there a shortcut? Is there a database of Jewish cemetery
records?

If someone is able to give me any of the following information, or hints
on how to go about searching, I would be extremely grateful.

What I know:

Emile married and allegedy had one child - a son. His father Bernard (b.
1871) had immigrated to Paris >from Ukraine and was naturalised 8 Sept
1907. A female, maiden name Schwartzberg, was naturalized the same day,
and was probably Bernard's wife.

Emile allegedly had a brother and a sister. She allegedly died in the
holocaust; the brother allegedly spent part of his adulthood in Africa
but returned to France. I am uncertain whether Emile and siblings were
born in France or Ukraine, or whether their parents married in France or
Ukraine; Emile's father Bernard was 31 years old when naturalized and, I
surmise, at least 4 years younger when he arrived in France.

I am trying to find any information on Emile's descendants, or on the
descendants of his siblings. My family would be immensely grateful for
any hints on how to proceed.

Marty Thomas

MODERATOR NOTE: Please include you place of residence - Country? State?
City?


Re: Question regarding Geni family trees #general

Gina Marks <ginagem@...>
 

Dear Genners

I would like to comment on the query regarding Geni family trees by
relating my own very bad recent experience with the site.

Because I had seen possible connections to my own family on Geni,I decided
to start a tree myself, putting about 50 of my ancestors' names etc.
onto it. The next time I looked at it, numerous changes had been made
to the entries I had placed and additional people had been included on it,
many with errors in name and/or dates of birth/death.

I was very upset and I queried it with Geni. When they eventually replied
to me I was informed that other people were now "managing" some of my own
direct ancestors and Geni were unable to change that. They said I would
not be able to make any alterations or additions to those particular
entries on the tree and refused to remove my tree completely for the
same reason as above - "that part of it was now being managed by other
people and I no longer owned the whole tree".

Eventually, all I could do was to rename all the individuals still
remaining "under my management" and I did that by calling each one of them
"No Name", thereby rendering the whole tree useless to anyone else.

I personally feel that Geni is NOT a site for those of us involved in
serious genealogy but that it has the feel of a Facebook-type site,
with lots of useless and frivolous areas, apart >from the obvious hazard
of having other people interfere with the data one has added.

My advice to anyone thinking of joining Geni would be to consider it very
carefully first.

Gina Marks
London


RESEARCHING
ASCOLI, CONQUY, MENDOZA, MARKS,ISAACS, LAZARUS, JOEL,
LEVY,SAMUELS,SOLOMON, MARTINEZ,CHART


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Question regarding Geni family trees #general

Gina Marks <ginagem@...>
 

Dear Genners

I would like to comment on the query regarding Geni family trees by
relating my own very bad recent experience with the site.

Because I had seen possible connections to my own family on Geni,I decided
to start a tree myself, putting about 50 of my ancestors' names etc.
onto it. The next time I looked at it, numerous changes had been made
to the entries I had placed and additional people had been included on it,
many with errors in name and/or dates of birth/death.

I was very upset and I queried it with Geni. When they eventually replied
to me I was informed that other people were now "managing" some of my own
direct ancestors and Geni were unable to change that. They said I would
not be able to make any alterations or additions to those particular
entries on the tree and refused to remove my tree completely for the
same reason as above - "that part of it was now being managed by other
people and I no longer owned the whole tree".

Eventually, all I could do was to rename all the individuals still
remaining "under my management" and I did that by calling each one of them
"No Name", thereby rendering the whole tree useless to anyone else.

I personally feel that Geni is NOT a site for those of us involved in
serious genealogy but that it has the feel of a Facebook-type site,
with lots of useless and frivolous areas, apart >from the obvious hazard
of having other people interfere with the data one has added.

My advice to anyone thinking of joining Geni would be to consider it very
carefully first.

Gina Marks
London


RESEARCHING
ASCOLI, CONQUY, MENDOZA, MARKS,ISAACS, LAZARUS, JOEL,
LEVY,SAMUELS,SOLOMON, MARTINEZ,CHART


Birth records Jerusalem during Turkish mandate #general

Rose Feldman <rosef@...>
 

The closest thing to the recording of births that I know of, is the
recordings of the Jewish population in the 5 Montefiore censuses. The 1839
census has been made into a database with transliteration/translation by the
Israel Genealogical Society and handed over to the Montefiore Endowment in
London, where it will be posted. We are in the final stages of setting up
the database and the search engine. Hopefully the 1855 census will be sent
to them in the next few months. >from there we will progress to the other
three censuses.
This is the page we have published about the project -
http://www.isragen.org.il/siteFiles/1/153/4978.asp - English version
http://www.isragen.org.il/siteFiles/13/79/5779.asp - Hebrew version
Aside >from that, other databases on this period we have made available on
our website are:
Helkat Mehokek http://www.isragen.org.il/siteFiles/1/153/4977.asp
British Proteges and Subjects
http://www.isragen.org.il/siteFiles/1/153/4972.asp

Rose Feldman
Webmaster of the Israel Genealogical Society
http://www.isragen.org.il


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Birth records Jerusalem during Turkish mandate #general

Rose Feldman <rosef@...>
 

The closest thing to the recording of births that I know of, is the
recordings of the Jewish population in the 5 Montefiore censuses. The 1839
census has been made into a database with transliteration/translation by the
Israel Genealogical Society and handed over to the Montefiore Endowment in
London, where it will be posted. We are in the final stages of setting up
the database and the search engine. Hopefully the 1855 census will be sent
to them in the next few months. >from there we will progress to the other
three censuses.
This is the page we have published about the project -
http://www.isragen.org.il/siteFiles/1/153/4978.asp - English version
http://www.isragen.org.il/siteFiles/13/79/5779.asp - Hebrew version
Aside >from that, other databases on this period we have made available on
our website are:
Helkat Mehokek http://www.isragen.org.il/siteFiles/1/153/4977.asp
British Proteges and Subjects
http://www.isragen.org.il/siteFiles/1/153/4972.asp

Rose Feldman
Webmaster of the Israel Genealogical Society
http://www.isragen.org.il


Yizkor Book Project Translator List #general

Lance Ackerfeld <lance.ackerfeld@...>
 

Shalom,

We are currently in the process of updating the format and the contents of
the Yizkor Book Project Translator List appearing at:

http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/yiztran.html

To this end, I have sent messages to all the translators appearing in the
current list and requested that they confirm that the details listed there
are complete and correct.

I have already discovered that there are errors in the email addresses and
these translators will be removed >from the new list. If you are a
professional translator and currently are not included in our list and would
like to be, please contact me with details of the languages you can
translate >from and your address details.

All the best,
Lance Ackerfeld
Yizkor Book Project Manager


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Yizkor Book Project Translator List #general

Lance Ackerfeld <lance.ackerfeld@...>
 

Shalom,

We are currently in the process of updating the format and the contents of
the Yizkor Book Project Translator List appearing at:

http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/yiztran.html

To this end, I have sent messages to all the translators appearing in the
current list and requested that they confirm that the details listed there
are complete and correct.

I have already discovered that there are errors in the email addresses and
these translators will be removed >from the new list. If you are a
professional translator and currently are not included in our list and would
like to be, please contact me with details of the languages you can
translate >from and your address details.

All the best,
Lance Ackerfeld
Yizkor Book Project Manager


Tracing Great Grandparents from Vilna buried in Palestine #general

Rose Feldman <rosef@...>
 

The Israel Genealogical Society keeps a webpage which lists various burial
societies which have their databases online.
http://www.isragen.org.il/siteFiles/1/202/4661.asp
Some do not have an English version. Some are not available on the Sabbath.
Any search would have to be done in each society separately. So far I know
of the Tel-Aviv greater area, Petah Tikvah and possible Haifa that go back
that far.

Rose Feldman
Webmaster of the Israel Genealogical Society
http://www.isragen.org.il


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Tracing Great Grandparents from Vilna buried in Palestine #general

Rose Feldman <rosef@...>
 

The Israel Genealogical Society keeps a webpage which lists various burial
societies which have their databases online.
http://www.isragen.org.il/siteFiles/1/202/4661.asp
Some do not have an English version. Some are not available on the Sabbath.
Any search would have to be done in each society separately. So far I know
of the Tel-Aviv greater area, Petah Tikvah and possible Haifa that go back
that far.

Rose Feldman
Webmaster of the Israel Genealogical Society
http://www.isragen.org.il


Re: Skola Austria #general

Alexander Sharon
 

Stuart Ungar wrote:

I've made a great amount of progress on my father's side of the family
tree
and I have been feeling a bit guilty lately about not knowing more on my
mother's side! I know very little about my grandmother's birth town
(she always said very little and obviously there were great reasons for
her
leaving). So, here are my questions:

My maternal grandmother was born in Skola Austria (as written on her
Social Security Account application).
Town name is Skole

1) Where is Skola, Austria (or what is it now)?
Currently located in Western Ukraine, formerly Austro-Hungarian Crown Land
Eastern Galicia (till 1918), formerly Poland (1918-1939), district town in
Stanislawow Province
Location: 4902 2331 (to pinpoint the place, please use ShtetlSeeker
database).

Town is located on the Eastern slopes of The Carpathian Mountains in a
picturesque valley of Opir River, the contributory to Stryy River and is
surrounded by 3000+ feet high peaks.

Great place indeed for hiking and skiing.

This town and other surrounding towns and villages (also other locations in
Hungary and Romania) were owned by Jewish Hungarian-Austrian barons Groedel
brothers. A large Groedel palace still standing in Skole.

Please refer to Barons Groedel history at

http://www.museumoffamilyhistory.com/pse-groedel.htm


2) Any idea how to find birth records and/or information on that town?
Her supposed date of birth is Dec 25th 1900 (but that is not necessarily
a fact)!
Jewish Record Indexing - Poland database contains records for Skole up to
year 1903

http://www.jewishgen.org/JRI-PL/jriplweb.htm


to narrow your search, select Stanislawow Wojewodztwo under Galicia in the
Geographical Region" window
Beside Skole, you should also search in the surrounding larger Jewish towns
of Bolechow, Rozdol, Stryy and Zydaczow. Person could be born in Skole, but
records might be located in the larger town nearby

Please also review names listed in Skole entry in 1929 Poland Business
Directory at (two pages) and

http://data.jewishgen.org/jri-pl/1929/loadtop.htm?1520

and

http://data.jewishgen.org/jri-pl/1929/loadtop.htm?1521


3) Anyone have photographs of this area (past or present)?

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Castle_groedel.JPG

and

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Skole


4) Anyone have relatives >from that area as well?
There are 78 entries by 50 researchers in JGFF database

http://www.jewishgen.org/JGFF/jgffweb.asp


5) Any information on Jewish cemeteries >from that town?

Two cemeteries, refer to

http://www.iajgs.org/cemetery/ukraine/skole.html

Best Regards and Good luck with your Quest

Alexander Sharon
JGFF editor


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Skola Austria #general

Alexander Sharon
 

Stuart Ungar wrote:

I've made a great amount of progress on my father's side of the family
tree
and I have been feeling a bit guilty lately about not knowing more on my
mother's side! I know very little about my grandmother's birth town
(she always said very little and obviously there were great reasons for
her
leaving). So, here are my questions:

My maternal grandmother was born in Skola Austria (as written on her
Social Security Account application).
Town name is Skole

1) Where is Skola, Austria (or what is it now)?
Currently located in Western Ukraine, formerly Austro-Hungarian Crown Land
Eastern Galicia (till 1918), formerly Poland (1918-1939), district town in
Stanislawow Province
Location: 4902 2331 (to pinpoint the place, please use ShtetlSeeker
database).

Town is located on the Eastern slopes of The Carpathian Mountains in a
picturesque valley of Opir River, the contributory to Stryy River and is
surrounded by 3000+ feet high peaks.

Great place indeed for hiking and skiing.

This town and other surrounding towns and villages (also other locations in
Hungary and Romania) were owned by Jewish Hungarian-Austrian barons Groedel
brothers. A large Groedel palace still standing in Skole.

Please refer to Barons Groedel history at

http://www.museumoffamilyhistory.com/pse-groedel.htm


2) Any idea how to find birth records and/or information on that town?
Her supposed date of birth is Dec 25th 1900 (but that is not necessarily
a fact)!
Jewish Record Indexing - Poland database contains records for Skole up to
year 1903

http://www.jewishgen.org/JRI-PL/jriplweb.htm


to narrow your search, select Stanislawow Wojewodztwo under Galicia in the
Geographical Region" window
Beside Skole, you should also search in the surrounding larger Jewish towns
of Bolechow, Rozdol, Stryy and Zydaczow. Person could be born in Skole, but
records might be located in the larger town nearby

Please also review names listed in Skole entry in 1929 Poland Business
Directory at (two pages) and

http://data.jewishgen.org/jri-pl/1929/loadtop.htm?1520

and

http://data.jewishgen.org/jri-pl/1929/loadtop.htm?1521


3) Anyone have photographs of this area (past or present)?

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Castle_groedel.JPG

and

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Skole


4) Anyone have relatives >from that area as well?
There are 78 entries by 50 researchers in JGFF database

http://www.jewishgen.org/JGFF/jgffweb.asp


5) Any information on Jewish cemeteries >from that town?

Two cemeteries, refer to

http://www.iajgs.org/cemetery/ukraine/skole.html

Best Regards and Good luck with your Quest

Alexander Sharon
JGFF editor