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family research #belarus

Alan Schwartz
 

Hi Genners,

When I read my grandfathers obituary >from 1957 it listed the names of two sisters of my grandfather that I had been unaware of. My grandfathers name was Isaac SCHWARTZ and he came to New York CIty in 1906 and then went to Chicago in 1912. The two sisters are Annie WEXLER and Rebecca KLEIN and I am assuming that they had also moved to Chicago. I was born and raised in Chicago and now live in West Tennessee. If anyone can help me regarding these two ladies and their descendents I would appreciate it.
Thank you,

Alan L. Schwartz, Milan, TN
alsces@bellsouth.net
Researching SCHWARTZ, LANDIS, LANDES, GOLENZIMER, HOLLANDER


Belarus SIG #Belarus family research #belarus

Alan Schwartz
 

Hi Genners,

When I read my grandfathers obituary >from 1957 it listed the names of two sisters of my grandfather that I had been unaware of. My grandfathers name was Isaac SCHWARTZ and he came to New York CIty in 1906 and then went to Chicago in 1912. The two sisters are Annie WEXLER and Rebecca KLEIN and I am assuming that they had also moved to Chicago. I was born and raised in Chicago and now live in West Tennessee. If anyone can help me regarding these two ladies and their descendents I would appreciate it.
Thank you,

Alan L. Schwartz, Milan, TN
alsces@bellsouth.net
Researching SCHWARTZ, LANDIS, LANDES, GOLENZIMER, HOLLANDER


Re: Latvian town name(s) #general

Alexander Sharon
 

Bruno Martuzans wrote
"Alexander Sharon" wrote:
Nyra and Naira are an alternative names for Jaunjelgava
Dear Alexander,

Sorry, but again I have doubts in your information. Could you kindly
inform
me about information sources on the alternative names of
Jaunjelgava/Friedrichstadt.
Dear Bruno,

Please refer to WOWW gazetteer, both revisions. It lists seven references to
Jaunjelgava.

To my knowledge the town never had names Nyra or
Naira, at least officially.
There are "unofficial" Jewish names of many towns.

Alexander Sharon,
Calgary, Ab


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Latvian town name(s) #general

Alexander Sharon
 

Bruno Martuzans wrote
"Alexander Sharon" wrote:
Nyra and Naira are an alternative names for Jaunjelgava
Dear Alexander,

Sorry, but again I have doubts in your information. Could you kindly
inform
me about information sources on the alternative names of
Jaunjelgava/Friedrichstadt.
Dear Bruno,

Please refer to WOWW gazetteer, both revisions. It lists seven references to
Jaunjelgava.

To my knowledge the town never had names Nyra or
Naira, at least officially.
There are "unofficial" Jewish names of many towns.

Alexander Sharon,
Calgary, Ab


2007 IAJGS Conference Registration Open #austria-czech

robert fraser <robertandginafraser@...>
 

The following message is being sent at the request of Carol W. Skydell:

2007 IAJGS Conference Registration Open

I am delighted to announce that registration is now open for the Conference.
It is scheduled for July 15-20, 2007 (Tamuz 29-Av 5, 5767) at the Hilton
Salt Lake City Center. Please visit the conference website at
http://www.slc2007.org to register, submit speaking proposals, book rooms at
the Hilton, plan your travel and learn more about what the conference and
Salt Lake City have to offer. We will keep you informed as the website is
updated with additional information, including scheduled speakers, computer
workshops, SIG luncheons and much, much more.

The conference will include a special showing of "Lives Remembered: A
Shtetl Through A Photographer's Eye". This photographic, museum exhibit has
been displayed internationally. It depicts a vibrant and modern life in an
Eastern European shtetl >from 1898-1939.

Conference Co-Chairs Hal Bookbinder and Michael Brenner, and the entire
conference committee, look forward to sharing this exciting experience with
all of you.

Jan Meisels Allen
Registration Chair
registration@slc2007.org


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech 2007 IAJGS Conference Registration Open #austria-czech

robert fraser <robertandginafraser@...>
 

The following message is being sent at the request of Carol W. Skydell:

2007 IAJGS Conference Registration Open

I am delighted to announce that registration is now open for the Conference.
It is scheduled for July 15-20, 2007 (Tamuz 29-Av 5, 5767) at the Hilton
Salt Lake City Center. Please visit the conference website at
http://www.slc2007.org to register, submit speaking proposals, book rooms at
the Hilton, plan your travel and learn more about what the conference and
Salt Lake City have to offer. We will keep you informed as the website is
updated with additional information, including scheduled speakers, computer
workshops, SIG luncheons and much, much more.

The conference will include a special showing of "Lives Remembered: A
Shtetl Through A Photographer's Eye". This photographic, museum exhibit has
been displayed internationally. It depicts a vibrant and modern life in an
Eastern European shtetl >from 1898-1939.

Conference Co-Chairs Hal Bookbinder and Michael Brenner, and the entire
conference committee, look forward to sharing this exciting experience with
all of you.

Jan Meisels Allen
Registration Chair
registration@slc2007.org


Moshe KREMER #latvia

Sarah Krein <kreinfly@...>
 

Hello,
I am looking for more information about Moshe KREMER who was a Rabbi in
Riga, Latvia in the 1800s

Thanking you

Sarah KREIN
Petach Tikva, Israel


Latvia SIG #Latvia Moshe KREMER #latvia

Sarah Krein <kreinfly@...>
 

Hello,
I am looking for more information about Moshe KREMER who was a Rabbi in
Riga, Latvia in the 1800s

Thanking you

Sarah KREIN
Petach Tikva, Israel


2007 IAJGS Conference Registration Open .(On behalf of committee) #warsaw #poland

Nicole BERLINE <nberline@...>
 

I am delighted to announce that registration is now open for the
Conference.
It is scheduled for July 15-20, 2007 (Tamuz 29-Av 5, 5767) at the Hilton
Salt Lake City Center. Please visit the conference website at
http://www.slc2007.org to register, submit speaking proposals, book
rooms at
the Hilton, plan your travel and learn more about what the conference and
Salt Lake City have to offer. We will keep you informed as the website is
updated with additional information, including scheduled speakers, computer
workshops, SIG luncheons and much, much more.

The conference will include a special showing of "Lives Remembered: A
Shtetl Through A Photographer's Eye". This photographic, museum exhibit has
been displayed internationally. It depicts a vibrant and modern life in an
Eastern European shtetl >from 1898-1939.

Conference Co-Chairs Hal Bookbinder and Michael Brenner, and the entire
conference committee, look forward to sharing this exciting experience with
all of you.

Jan Meisels Allen
Registration Chair
registration@slc2007.org


Warszawa Research Group #Warsaw #Poland 2007 IAJGS Conference Registration Open .(On behalf of committee) #warsaw #poland

Nicole BERLINE <nberline@...>
 

I am delighted to announce that registration is now open for the
Conference.
It is scheduled for July 15-20, 2007 (Tamuz 29-Av 5, 5767) at the Hilton
Salt Lake City Center. Please visit the conference website at
http://www.slc2007.org to register, submit speaking proposals, book
rooms at
the Hilton, plan your travel and learn more about what the conference and
Salt Lake City have to offer. We will keep you informed as the website is
updated with additional information, including scheduled speakers, computer
workshops, SIG luncheons and much, much more.

The conference will include a special showing of "Lives Remembered: A
Shtetl Through A Photographer's Eye". This photographic, museum exhibit has
been displayed internationally. It depicts a vibrant and modern life in an
Eastern European shtetl >from 1898-1939.

Conference Co-Chairs Hal Bookbinder and Michael Brenner, and the entire
conference committee, look forward to sharing this exciting experience with
all of you.

Jan Meisels Allen
Registration Chair
registration@slc2007.org


Re: sephardic digest: November 14, 2006 #sephardic

m. rosanes-csuka <mrosanes@...>
 

Dear Friends,

The assumption that Sephardis put the mother's name instead of the
Father's name is correct. Even in our days in Israel, my sister-in-law's
Gravestone reads in Hebrew though "Juliette (Yona) bat Clara Rosanes".
At the time, I also was struck by this custom, but my in-laws explained
this to me that origin of this custom is based on the law which establishes
the Jewish identity of a person by the identity of his/her mother.






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Sephardic SIG #Sephardim RE: sephardic digest: November 14, 2006 #sephardic

m. rosanes-csuka <mrosanes@...>
 

Dear Friends,

The assumption that Sephardis put the mother's name instead of the
Father's name is correct. Even in our days in Israel, my sister-in-law's
Gravestone reads in Hebrew though "Juliette (Yona) bat Clara Rosanes".
At the time, I also was struck by this custom, but my in-laws explained
this to me that origin of this custom is based on the law which establishes
the Jewish identity of a person by the identity of his/her mother.






=====
o JewishGen: Preserving our history for future generations!
http://www.jewishgen.org
o Help JewishGen Help You!
http://www.jewishgen.org/jewishgen-erosity/contribute.html
o Sephardic SIG, our companion website: http://www.jewishgen.org/Sephardic/
o Search the JewishGen Family Finder (JGFF) (309,000+ entries)
http://www.jewishgen.org/jgff/
o Sign up for the JGFFAlert! http://www.jewishgen.org/jgff/faq/#q3.7
o Search the Family Tree of the Jewish People (FTJP) (2,468,000+ people)
http://www.jewishgen.org/gedcom/
o This page may contain pointers to outside resources. No endorsement is
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Re: Introducing new coordinators for Belarus SIG #belarus

David M. Fox <davefox73@...>
 

Dear Belarus SIG Members,

I would like to thank Sharon Fingold and David Feldman stepping forward to
lead the SIG in the coming years. They will need the help and support of
the membership and I urge you all to step forward and help them succeed.
There are many ways that you can show your support:

1. Volunteer your time. The SIG now needs discussion group moderators and
shtetl research leaders.
2. Donate funds for SIG research projects, translations of Belarus Yiskor
Books, and Belarus Cemetery Projects, as well as the Belarus SIG General
Fund.
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=1
3. Share your research successes, your research methods, and anything else
related to Belarus that might help your fellow SIG members, by posting
messages to the SIG discussion group. <belarus@lyris.jewishgen.org>
4. Don't be shy about asking questions about Belarus related topics on the
SIG Discussion Group. Other people probably have similar questions and
people learn >from the answers to your questions.
5. Write up a trip report on your visit to Belarus, share a family memoir
describing Jewish life in Belarus, and write up anything related to people
and places in Belarus. Send your articles to Fran Bock
<franbock@optonline.net> the SIG Newsletter Editor, who has been doing a
wonderful job, as you can see by visiting:
http://www.jewishgen.org/Belarus/newsletter/bnl_index.htm
6. If you have language skills in Russian, Byelorussian, Polish, Hebrew, or
Yiddish and are willing to donate your time to do some translations, please
volunteer your services to the new SIG leaders.
David Feldman and Sharon Fingold have been in contact with me and we are all
working together so that I can share what I know with them to make their
jobs as easy as possible. I again want to thank them as well as Fran Bock,
Kevin Hanit, Adar' Belinkoff, and Suzanne Waxman for taking on positions of
responsibility and wish them all success in the challenges that await them.
I want them all to succeed and I hope that you will all help them succeed by
taking my suggestions above.

With fond regards,
Dave
--
David Fox
Mail to: davefox73@earthlink.net
Belarus SIG Founder and Past Coordinator
Arnold, MD USA
http://www.jewishgen.org/belarus
http://www.davefox73.com




Dear Belarus SIG,

In a moment of strength, weakness, or naivete at the
2006 NYC conference, we volunteered to become Belarus
SIG co-coordinators. Since mid-October, we've been
slowly transitioning into our new role with the help
of the JewishGen transition team, past Belarus SIG
leaders, and current SIG volunteers. This has been
quite an education and our appreciation for those who
have gone before us grows every day!
----snip
Looking forward to working with you,
Sharon Fingold and David Feldman


Belarus SIG #Belarus Re: Introducing new coordinators for Belarus SIG #belarus

David M. Fox <davefox73@...>
 

Dear Belarus SIG Members,

I would like to thank Sharon Fingold and David Feldman stepping forward to
lead the SIG in the coming years. They will need the help and support of
the membership and I urge you all to step forward and help them succeed.
There are many ways that you can show your support:

1. Volunteer your time. The SIG now needs discussion group moderators and
shtetl research leaders.
2. Donate funds for SIG research projects, translations of Belarus Yiskor
Books, and Belarus Cemetery Projects, as well as the Belarus SIG General
Fund.
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=1
3. Share your research successes, your research methods, and anything else
related to Belarus that might help your fellow SIG members, by posting
messages to the SIG discussion group. <belarus@lyris.jewishgen.org>
4. Don't be shy about asking questions about Belarus related topics on the
SIG Discussion Group. Other people probably have similar questions and
people learn >from the answers to your questions.
5. Write up a trip report on your visit to Belarus, share a family memoir
describing Jewish life in Belarus, and write up anything related to people
and places in Belarus. Send your articles to Fran Bock
<franbock@optonline.net> the SIG Newsletter Editor, who has been doing a
wonderful job, as you can see by visiting:
http://www.jewishgen.org/Belarus/newsletter/bnl_index.htm
6. If you have language skills in Russian, Byelorussian, Polish, Hebrew, or
Yiddish and are willing to donate your time to do some translations, please
volunteer your services to the new SIG leaders.
David Feldman and Sharon Fingold have been in contact with me and we are all
working together so that I can share what I know with them to make their
jobs as easy as possible. I again want to thank them as well as Fran Bock,
Kevin Hanit, Adar' Belinkoff, and Suzanne Waxman for taking on positions of
responsibility and wish them all success in the challenges that await them.
I want them all to succeed and I hope that you will all help them succeed by
taking my suggestions above.

With fond regards,
Dave
--
David Fox
Mail to: davefox73@earthlink.net
Belarus SIG Founder and Past Coordinator
Arnold, MD USA
http://www.jewishgen.org/belarus
http://www.davefox73.com




Dear Belarus SIG,

In a moment of strength, weakness, or naivete at the
2006 NYC conference, we volunteered to become Belarus
SIG co-coordinators. Since mid-October, we've been
slowly transitioning into our new role with the help
of the JewishGen transition team, past Belarus SIG
leaders, and current SIG volunteers. This has been
quite an education and our appreciation for those who
have gone before us grows every day!
----snip
Looking forward to working with you,
Sharon Fingold and David Feldman


Plock 1903 Indexes #general

Greta James <gjam6037@...>
 

I am delighted to announce that indexes to 1903 Plock vital records (238
birth entries, 130 marriage entries and 157 deaths) are now available as
part of the Jewish Records Indexing - Poland project. This is in addition to
those earlier records described below. The records are currently housed
in the Plock Branch of the Polish State Archives.

Plock, located at Latitude 52=B033'00 Longitude: 19=B042'00 is in the
Warszawa Province of Poland, and is 58.6 miles West North West of Warsaw.

In addition to the 1903 records, the total number of records is 10,925.

Births - 5,777 records for the years 1864, 1870, 1871, 1874, 1887-1902

Deaths - 2,736 records for the years 1874, 1882-1894, 1900, 1902

Marriages - 2,412 records for the years 1870-1874, 1882-1897, 1900, 1902

The most frequently occuring surnames are ALTMAN, BORENSZTEJN, BURSZTYN,
CYNAMON, FINKELSZTEJN, FRENKEL, GOLDBERG, JAGODA, KON, LICHTENSZTEJN,
MAKOWER, PENCHEREK, PLONSKER, ROTMAN, ROZENBERG, ROZENBLUM, SZENWIC,
SZLEZINGER, TAUB, WASERMAN, ZILBERBERG. However, there are a total of
2,212 surnames in the records. The surnames can be viewed on:

http://www.jewishgen.org/jri-pl/psa/plock_surn.htm

If you would like to know the number of times any surname appears in the
new indices or more about the Plock project, please contact me at:
gjam6037@bigpond.net.au

The indexing of the vital records for some of the other towns in this
area has been completed. They are BIELSK, BODZANOW, DROBIN, SIERPC and
WYSZOGROD.

In addition, indexes to Books of Residence for GOSTYNIN and RACIAZ are
also available. It is worthwhile checking the surname lists for all these
towns with families intermarrying and moving around the district.

I look forward to hearing >from those of you with an interest in Plock or
the surrounding area as well as anyone with any questions about the
indexing projects.

Regards

Greta James
Plock Town Leader
Plock Achives Project
Jewish Records Indexing Poland
gjam6037@bigpond.net.au
Sydney, Australia


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Plock 1903 Indexes #general

Greta James <gjam6037@...>
 

I am delighted to announce that indexes to 1903 Plock vital records (238
birth entries, 130 marriage entries and 157 deaths) are now available as
part of the Jewish Records Indexing - Poland project. This is in addition to
those earlier records described below. The records are currently housed
in the Plock Branch of the Polish State Archives.

Plock, located at Latitude 52=B033'00 Longitude: 19=B042'00 is in the
Warszawa Province of Poland, and is 58.6 miles West North West of Warsaw.

In addition to the 1903 records, the total number of records is 10,925.

Births - 5,777 records for the years 1864, 1870, 1871, 1874, 1887-1902

Deaths - 2,736 records for the years 1874, 1882-1894, 1900, 1902

Marriages - 2,412 records for the years 1870-1874, 1882-1897, 1900, 1902

The most frequently occuring surnames are ALTMAN, BORENSZTEJN, BURSZTYN,
CYNAMON, FINKELSZTEJN, FRENKEL, GOLDBERG, JAGODA, KON, LICHTENSZTEJN,
MAKOWER, PENCHEREK, PLONSKER, ROTMAN, ROZENBERG, ROZENBLUM, SZENWIC,
SZLEZINGER, TAUB, WASERMAN, ZILBERBERG. However, there are a total of
2,212 surnames in the records. The surnames can be viewed on:

http://www.jewishgen.org/jri-pl/psa/plock_surn.htm

If you would like to know the number of times any surname appears in the
new indices or more about the Plock project, please contact me at:
gjam6037@bigpond.net.au

The indexing of the vital records for some of the other towns in this
area has been completed. They are BIELSK, BODZANOW, DROBIN, SIERPC and
WYSZOGROD.

In addition, indexes to Books of Residence for GOSTYNIN and RACIAZ are
also available. It is worthwhile checking the surname lists for all these
towns with families intermarrying and moving around the district.

I look forward to hearing >from those of you with an interest in Plock or
the surrounding area as well as anyone with any questions about the
indexing projects.

Regards

Greta James
Plock Town Leader
Plock Achives Project
Jewish Records Indexing Poland
gjam6037@bigpond.net.au
Sydney, Australia


[Austria-Czech] Extension of deadline to recover looted art #austria-czech

Lisa Feder <lfeder@...>
 

The following news item may be of interest to SIG
members. The senate in Czech Republic passed an
ammendment to extend the period of time in which
people may apply to recover works of art looted by the
Nazis. The measure awaits the signature of the
president.

The article can be read in English at:

http://www.ceskenoviny.cz/news/index_view.php?id=220780

Lisa Feder,
Fox Lake, IL
www.chaiworks.org


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech [Austria-Czech] Extension of deadline to recover looted art #austria-czech

Lisa Feder <lfeder@...>
 

The following news item may be of interest to SIG
members. The senate in Czech Republic passed an
ammendment to extend the period of time in which
people may apply to recover works of art looted by the
Nazis. The measure awaits the signature of the
president.

The article can be read in English at:

http://www.ceskenoviny.cz/news/index_view.php?id=220780

Lisa Feder,
Fox Lake, IL
www.chaiworks.org


Austrian Postsparkasse {PSK} restitution #austria-czech

Celia Male <celiamale@...>
 

Before any new members [or old members who have not investigated these lists]
become too excited about finding a relative's name, I would like to assure you
there is *no* pot of gold at the end of this rainbow. My 100 Euro was probably
the maximum restitution you will get. I only persevered out of a sense of
justice. Try this link, if the other did not work:

http://web.archive.org/web/20010625144942/www.psk.at/
pskgruppe/report/listen/a.html

or <http://tinyurl.com/wdlw6>

I use these lists as sources of genealogical data, not as potential
sources for restitution.

Celia Male [U.K.]


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Austrian Postsparkasse {PSK} restitution #austria-czech

Celia Male <celiamale@...>
 

Before any new members [or old members who have not investigated these lists]
become too excited about finding a relative's name, I would like to assure you
there is *no* pot of gold at the end of this rainbow. My 100 Euro was probably
the maximum restitution you will get. I only persevered out of a sense of
justice. Try this link, if the other did not work:

http://web.archive.org/web/20010625144942/www.psk.at/
pskgruppe/report/listen/a.html

or <http://tinyurl.com/wdlw6>

I use these lists as sources of genealogical data, not as potential
sources for restitution.

Celia Male [U.K.]