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the late Simonas Dovidavicius #lithuania

Jill Anderson <ja324435@...>
 

LitvakSIG is sorry to learn of the passing of Simonas Dovidavicius,
the Executive Director of the Sugihara Foundation. We send condolences
to his family and friends and to his colleagues at the Foundation. May
his memory be for a blessing.

Jill Anderson
President, LitvakSIG

seeking help planning visit to Lublin and maybe Chelm #poland

Paula & David
 

I am in the early stages of planning a trip next spring to Eastern
Europe, and considering adding a couple of days in Poland to visit the
area where my mother was born (Chelm). My online research seems to
indicate that there are a number of sites significant to the past Jewish
community to see in Lublin, but it is not clear what may remain to see
in Chelm. I have two old family addresses in Chelm, but with the aid
of Google maps I can see that there is a store at one of the locations
and open land at the other.

I am wondering if anyone who has traveled to these two locations can let
me know a bit more about their experiences so I can make a more informed
decision about whether to go to one or both.

Also, though I have one lead, if you know the name of a local guide to
recommend, or any other local travel recommendations, that would be
welcome.

Thanks, Paula Solomon

researching Flaksman family >from Chelm.

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately with any recommendations
for guides.

Iasi Cemetery Records #romania

Robert Singer <reuven.sin@...>
 

Actually all the Iasi cemetery records were photographed >from the
originals and then translated. I have a copy of the original photos of
the thousands of pages processed.

Robert Singer

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Finishers Sick Benevolent Association

Steve Stein
 

Does anyone know anything about the Finishers Sick Benevolent Association, who had a single burial plot in Washington Cemetery in Brooklyn, NY? Is it associated somehow with a trade union? The JGSNY database does not have a geographic location it is associated with.

Please do not refer me to the JGSNY Burial Societies database.

Steve Stein
Highland Park, NJ

Projects for Novograd-Volynsk City and Nearby Towns Baranivka; Horodnytsia; Lyubar; Nova Chortoryia; Ostropil; Polonne; Rohachiv; Romaniv; etc. #yizkorbooks #ukraine

Ellen Shindelman Kowitt
 

There are so many genealogy projects going on for the city and administrative district of Novograd Volynsk! 

#1) Significant progress has been made on translating the Novograd Volynsk Yizkor Book since June of this year. Table of Contents at https://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/zvhil/zvhil.html More $ is needed to continue, so please donate generously at https://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=23

#2) The Lyubar town group purchased a full set of revision and supplement lists (1816-1874) for the administrative district of Novograd-Volynsk this year (which includes the city of N-V along with 12 other nearby towns Baranivka; Berezdiv; Horodnytsia; Korets; Krasnostav; Lyubar; Myropil; Nova Chortoryia; Novohrad-Volynskyi City; Ostropil; Polonne; Rohachiv; and Romaniv). All of these digital files were made available on Alex Krakovsky's website and are free to browse. 

#3) A TOWN FINDING AID for each of the 13 towns in these Revision Lists was created and publicized. See Lara Diamond's Blog where I posted the PAGE INDEX for each town at https://larasgenealogy.blogspot.com/2019/08/town-finding-aid-created-for-novohrad.html. THIS TELLS YOU EXACTLY WHERE YOU CAN FIND YOUR TOWN WITHIN THESE MASSIVE BOOK IMAGES TOTALLING 10,000+ PAGES. The 1872-1874 book has been added since publication.

#4) There is a SURNAME INDEX IN ENGLISH completely finished for all of the revision lists for the towns of Lyubar (1000+ pages) and Ostropol online. Visit my Lyubar KehilaLinks website to read an explanation of the project and to search for your surname at https://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Lyubar/revisionlistproject.html. 

#5) MORE surname indices to these revision lists are coming in the near future for Baranivka, Horodnystia, Nova Chartoryia, Polonne (including Poninka), Rohachiv and Romaniv!

All of this extraordinary translation and indexing of the revision lists was done by a volunteer named Deborah Glassman! Check out her website with the completed master surname list from the revision lists for Ostropol at https://jewishfamiliesofostropol.com/. Deb has also revolutionized how we should be reading the revision lists with a new analysis looking at households over time and not just within one revision year. Hopefully, she will lecture at the San Diego IAJGS Conference on this unique report she has composed.

*Note that if Korets and Krasnostav are of interest, then you might want to check in with Michael Levin and Dr. Rachel Goodman who are adding free revision list indices in English on the Tsal Kaplan Foundation website at https://www.tkfgen.org/.  

Very happy, and agree that it's been a long time coming for those of us interested in records and indices for the towns on the eastern side of Volhynia. 

Ellen Shindelman Kowitt
Erie, Colorado USA
solesearching@...

Jewish Exponent (Philadelphia) Article about Miriam Weiner

Mark Halpern
 

The Jewish Genealogical and Archival Society of Greater Philadelphia held its sixth annual Steve Schecter Memorial Lecture last Sunday. Miriam Weiner was the keynote speaker.

Miriam's career as a breakthrough Jewish Genealogist was captured in an article in the Jewish Exponent. The article is a good read and mentions a few other Philadelphia Society members.

It was also announced that Fred Blum would step down after 12 years as President and Felicia Mode Alexander would become the Society's first female President.

Mark Halpern
VP, Jewish Genealogical and Archival Society of Greater Philadelphia


New book

Sam Wolff
 

This new book may be of interest to those researching Istanbul, Saloniki or Izmir. 
I have no connection to this book or its publisher. 

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Re: Shorskey, Russia - Any idea of a current name?

Carlos Glikson
 

"brocky33" asked for ideas about a current name for "Shorskey, Russia". It appears on naturalization papers of a relative of her husband. "Brocky" found no occurrences in JewishGen's Town Finder. A search in JGTF for approximations to the sound that came to my mind shows ten variants for


Czortków, Galicia, Austrian Empire, before WWI

Chortkiv, Ukraine, (present name),  232 miles WSW of Kyyiv

49°01' N 25°48' E, 235 entries in JewishGen's Family Finder.


Variants include Czortkiw, Tschortkiw [Ger], and others (or their transliterations) ending in -ov, -ow (with and without a diacritic mark), -uv and -ev.


Chortkiv, Ukraine, today.

Czortkiw
Tschortkiw
Shorskey, perhaps?


Hope this helps,


Carlos Glikson
Buenos Aires, Argentina 

Re: ViewMate translation request – Russian from Zamosc, Poland – AJLBAUM #poland

Rose Blitzstein Elbaum
 

Sonny, 
I have also been wondering if this is the right record. I realize that the name and date are from the right time period, but want confirmation that the parents are the same. 
Rose 



Sent from my T-Mobile 4G LTE Device


-------- Original message --------
From: "Sinai (Sonny) PUTTER" <sonnyputter@...>
Date: 12/19/19 9:21 AM (GMT-05:00)
To: main@...
Subject: [JewishGen.org] ViewMate translation request – Russian from Zamosc, Poland – AJLBAUM #Poland #Translations

I would appreciate an English translation of the Russian text of the 1891 Zamosc, Poland birth record for Gerszon Genoch AJLBAUM, Akta 167.  I would like a translation of all the genealogically significant information, especially the actual place and date of birth and the names and ages of his parents and the witnesses.

 

 

It is on ViewMate at the following address:

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM76308 .

 

Please respond using the online ViewMate form.

Thank you very much.

 

Sinai (Sonny) PUTTER

Bellevue, Washington U.S.A.

sonnyputter@...


 Researching: BILK | BLAJSER | CUKIERMAN | DRESZER | DYCHTERMAN | ELBAUM | ERLICH | FAYNER | FEDER | FRAJMAN | GOFMAN | HENDEL | HOCHMAN | KLINGIER | KREMER | LEJWENFUS | LEMCHEN | LIBEL | MESSYNGIER | MEC | METZ | PUTER | ROTFELD | SOBEL | SZAJNBERG | SZECHTER | SZLOFMAN | SZOK | SZPISAJZEN | SZRAJBER | SZYR | WAYC | WERTKIN | ZALCMAN.
In Lublin, Poland and Lublin area shtetlach: Biala Podlaska, Chelm, Gorzkow, Izbica Lubelski, Jozefow Bilgorajski, Krasnobrod, Krasnystaw, Laszczow, Leczna,  Szczebrzeszyn, Tarnogrod, Tomaszow Lubelski and Zamosc. 
Also, in Courland area, Latvia and Babruysk area, Belarus.

 

 


--


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Potomac, MD


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FW: Bucharest, Timisoara and Iasi #romania

Barbara Hershey <barbara.hershey@...>
 

1. I have received a couple of requests >from people who reference a
project to document Bucharest Jewish Cemeteries. I do not know who was
actively working on this when I got involved with Rom-Sig. If you were, or
if you know anyone who was involved in this project, please contact me with
information. I'd like to be able to resurrect the project or initiate
attempts to do so. If this is of interest to you, please contact me.

2. There is an interesting article I am reading in Tablet, an online
magazine. The author was born in Timisoara in 1948 and speaks of the culture
of that community in his youth. The link is
https://www.tabletmag.com/jewish-arts-and-culture/295587/timisoara

3. As previously noted, if you find a record >from Iasi that is other than
the cemetery lists, you are welcome to write to me to obtain a photo of the
actual record used to transcribe the record. I will need a copy of the record
as you find it on Jewishgen in order to send it to you. We request a new
donation to the Iasi fund in Jewishgen for this copy. Again, we don't have
any more information on the burial records as they were directly obtained >from
the Jewish community in Iasi, as I understand it, without any images.

Have a happy Chanukah, chag sameach!

Barbara Hershey
Co-Director of Jewishgen's Romanian Research Group
bhershey@...

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