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Leibovitch in searchable Directories of Merchants in St-Petersburg 1870-1916 #general

BERLINE Nicole <nicole.berline@...>
 

The directories of Merchants in St-Petersburg 1880-1916 have been made
serchable online by Logan Kleinwaks. One can enter names in Latin
letters, the search engine does the transliteration.
http://genealogyindexer.org/

I found my gggfather Yudel Berkovitch LEIBOVITCH and his son Isaac
LEIBOVITCH, in the directories of every year 1870-1916. The
records contain many information, the names of all relatives in the
household and ages of the male relatives!
They contain also some abbreviated professional information
which I do not understand.
I wondered if someone could explain the meaning of these abbreviations
in the entry LEIBOVITCH on the link
http://dlib.rsl.ru/viewer/01003836992#?page=362

Many thanks for your help
Nicole BERLINE, Paris
LEIBOVITCH, TREIVAS in St-Petersburg
ROTENSTEIN, DYZENHAUS,STETYNER in Warszawa


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Leibovitch in searchable Directories of Merchants in St-Petersburg 1870-1916 #general

BERLINE Nicole <nicole.berline@...>
 

The directories of Merchants in St-Petersburg 1880-1916 have been made
serchable online by Logan Kleinwaks. One can enter names in Latin
letters, the search engine does the transliteration.
http://genealogyindexer.org/

I found my gggfather Yudel Berkovitch LEIBOVITCH and his son Isaac
LEIBOVITCH, in the directories of every year 1870-1916. The
records contain many information, the names of all relatives in the
household and ages of the male relatives!
They contain also some abbreviated professional information
which I do not understand.
I wondered if someone could explain the meaning of these abbreviations
in the entry LEIBOVITCH on the link
http://dlib.rsl.ru/viewer/01003836992#?page=362

Many thanks for your help
Nicole BERLINE, Paris
LEIBOVITCH, TREIVAS in St-Petersburg
ROTENSTEIN, DYZENHAUS,STETYNER in Warszawa


Spain Opens DoorTo Naturalization for Descendants of Sephardic Jews Who Fled Due to Inquisition #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Five hundred and twenty years after the start of the Inquisition, Spain
opened the door to descendants of Sephardic Jews whose ancestors had fled
the Iberian Peninsula, forced, in order to live in Spain or its colonies, to
choose between exile or conversion to Christianity. Spain officials have
promised to speed up the naturalization process for Sephardic Jews who
spread through the Diaspora--however, the offer is not simple according to
Genie Milgrom, president of the JGS of Greater Miami who is quoted in the
article in the New York Times and International Herald Tribune on Sunday
December 9.

The Federation of Jewish Communities in Spain told the article's author,
Doreen Carvajal, to be naturalized and become citizens, secular bnei anousim
(descendants of anousim or crypto Jews) Jewish applicants whose families
had maintained double lives as Catholics must seek religious training and
undergo formal conversion to Judaism. The Federation will screen and certify
the Sephardic Jewish backgrounds of those who submit applications to obtain
Spanish citizenship.

To read the article go to: http://tinyurl.com/aw6pl7o
original url:
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/09/sunday-review/a-tepid-welcome-back-for-spanish-jews.html?ref=global-home

I don't know how long the article will be available at no cost past
December 9.

Jan Meisels Allen
IAJGS Vice President
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Spain Opens DoorTo Naturalization for Descendants of Sephardic Jews Who Fled Due to Inquisition #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Five hundred and twenty years after the start of the Inquisition, Spain
opened the door to descendants of Sephardic Jews whose ancestors had fled
the Iberian Peninsula, forced, in order to live in Spain or its colonies, to
choose between exile or conversion to Christianity. Spain officials have
promised to speed up the naturalization process for Sephardic Jews who
spread through the Diaspora--however, the offer is not simple according to
Genie Milgrom, president of the JGS of Greater Miami who is quoted in the
article in the New York Times and International Herald Tribune on Sunday
December 9.

The Federation of Jewish Communities in Spain told the article's author,
Doreen Carvajal, to be naturalized and become citizens, secular bnei anousim
(descendants of anousim or crypto Jews) Jewish applicants whose families
had maintained double lives as Catholics must seek religious training and
undergo formal conversion to Judaism. The Federation will screen and certify
the Sephardic Jewish backgrounds of those who submit applications to obtain
Spanish citizenship.

To read the article go to: http://tinyurl.com/aw6pl7o
original url:
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/09/sunday-review/a-tepid-welcome-back-for-spanish-jews.html?ref=global-home

I don't know how long the article will be available at no cost past
December 9.

Jan Meisels Allen
IAJGS Vice President
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Odessa, Ukraine #general

Rashi Rosenzweig <rashi67@...>
 

Hanukka Sameach Genners!

I've been having a difficult time researching family >from Odessa.  I just
find that Odessa Files aren't as complete as the information throughout Poland,
for instance.

My paternal grandmother's family,  The Lichtenbergs were a prominent and
wealthy family, yet I haven't found much information about them at all on
Jewish Gen.

Anyone out there have any advice on how/where to research?

Thanks!!

Rashi Rosenzweig

Ra'anana, Israel


KehilaLinks Project Report for October / November 2012 #ciechanow #poland

Susana Leistner Bloch
 

We are pleased to welcome the following webpages to JewishGen KehilaLinks.
We thank the owners and webmasters of these webpages for creating fitting
memorials to these Kehilot (Jewish Communities) and for providing a
valuable resource for future generations of their descendants.

Camenca (Kamenka), Moldova
Created by Marilyn Feingold and Yefim Kogan
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Camenca/Kamenka.html
~~~

Dumbraveni (Dombroveny, Dombroven)(B), Moldova
Created by Peter Seltser
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/dumbraveni/
~~~

Monastyrishche (Monasterishtche), Ukraine
Created by Barry Helfand
Webpage Design by KehilaLinks volunteer Greg Meyer
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/monastyrishche/Index.html
~~~

Obodivka (Obodovka), Ukraine
Created by Orit Barcay
Webpage Design by Richard Baum
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/obodivka/default.asp
~~~

Olyka (Olik), Ukraine
Created by Toby Brief
Webpage Design by KehilaLinks volunteer Ronald Miller
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/olyka
~~~

Sokal (Skohl, Sikal), Ukraine
Created by Martin David Lentz
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/sokal/default.html

~~~

KehilaLinks webpages recently updated:

Balta (Balte), Ukraine
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/balta/
~~~

Bender (Bendery, Tighina)(B), Moldova
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/bender/bendery.html
~~~

Bocki (Bodki), Poland
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/bocki/Bocki.html
~~~

Chortkiv (Chortkov, Czortków) (G), Ukraine
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Suchostaw/sl_czortkow.htm
~~~

Dunilovichi (Dunilovitsh), Belarus
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/dunilovichi/
~~~

Golynka (Holinka)
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/golynka/index.htm
~~~

Kamennyy Brod, Ukraine
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/kamennyy_brod/
~~~

Kovel, Ukraine
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/kovel/kovel.htm
~~~

Podgaytsy (Podhajce) (G)
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Podhajce/
~~~

Radom, Poland
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/radom/
~~~

Zolkiewka, Poland
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/zolkiewka/

~~~

Some of our Kehila webpages were created by
people who are no longer able to maintain them.
We thank them for their past efforts and wish
them luck on their future endeavors.
The following webpages are "orphaned" and are
available for adoption.

Barysaw (Borisov), Belarus
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/borisov/borisov.html
~~~

Briceni (Brichany, Britshan) (B)
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Brichany/brichany.htm
~~~

Borzna, Ukraine
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/borzna/borzna.htm
~~~

Kolomea (Komomyja) (G)
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Kolomea/kolomad.htm
~~~

Rozdol, Ukraine (G)
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/rozdol/rozdol.htm
~~~

Good News! The following webpage was adopted:

Horodyshche (Gorodishche, Horodishtch), Ukraine
Adopted by Joseph Bekinschtein
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Horodyshche/
~~~

If you wish to create a KehilaLinks webpage or adopt an
existing "orphaned" webpage please contact us at: < bloch@...>.

NEED TECHNICAL HELP CREATING A WEBPAGE?: We have a team of dedicated
volunteers who will help you create a webpage.
~~~

Wishing all of you a very Happy Chanukah,

Susana Leistner Bloch, VP, KehilaLinks, JewishGen, Inc.
Barbara Ellman, KehilaLinks Technical Coordinator
bloch@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Odessa, Ukraine #general

Rashi Rosenzweig <rashi67@...>
 

Hanukka Sameach Genners!

I've been having a difficult time researching family >from Odessa.  I just
find that Odessa Files aren't as complete as the information throughout Poland,
for instance.

My paternal grandmother's family,  The Lichtenbergs were a prominent and
wealthy family, yet I haven't found much information about them at all on
Jewish Gen.

Anyone out there have any advice on how/where to research?

Thanks!!

Rashi Rosenzweig

Ra'anana, Israel


#Ciechanow #Poland KehilaLinks Project Report for October / November 2012 #ciechanow #poland

Susana Leistner Bloch
 

We are pleased to welcome the following webpages to JewishGen KehilaLinks.
We thank the owners and webmasters of these webpages for creating fitting
memorials to these Kehilot (Jewish Communities) and for providing a
valuable resource for future generations of their descendants.

Camenca (Kamenka), Moldova
Created by Marilyn Feingold and Yefim Kogan
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Camenca/Kamenka.html
~~~

Dumbraveni (Dombroveny, Dombroven)(B), Moldova
Created by Peter Seltser
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/dumbraveni/
~~~

Monastyrishche (Monasterishtche), Ukraine
Created by Barry Helfand
Webpage Design by KehilaLinks volunteer Greg Meyer
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/monastyrishche/Index.html
~~~

Obodivka (Obodovka), Ukraine
Created by Orit Barcay
Webpage Design by Richard Baum
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/obodivka/default.asp
~~~

Olyka (Olik), Ukraine
Created by Toby Brief
Webpage Design by KehilaLinks volunteer Ronald Miller
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/olyka
~~~

Sokal (Skohl, Sikal), Ukraine
Created by Martin David Lentz
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/sokal/default.html

~~~

KehilaLinks webpages recently updated:

Balta (Balte), Ukraine
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/balta/
~~~

Bender (Bendery, Tighina)(B), Moldova
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/bender/bendery.html
~~~

Bocki (Bodki), Poland
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/bocki/Bocki.html
~~~

Chortkiv (Chortkov, Czortków) (G), Ukraine
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Suchostaw/sl_czortkow.htm
~~~

Dunilovichi (Dunilovitsh), Belarus
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/dunilovichi/
~~~

Golynka (Holinka)
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/golynka/index.htm
~~~

Kamennyy Brod, Ukraine
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/kamennyy_brod/
~~~

Kovel, Ukraine
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/kovel/kovel.htm
~~~

Podgaytsy (Podhajce) (G)
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Podhajce/
~~~

Radom, Poland
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/radom/
~~~

Zolkiewka, Poland
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/zolkiewka/

~~~

Some of our Kehila webpages were created by
people who are no longer able to maintain them.
We thank them for their past efforts and wish
them luck on their future endeavors.
The following webpages are "orphaned" and are
available for adoption.

Barysaw (Borisov), Belarus
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/borisov/borisov.html
~~~

Briceni (Brichany, Britshan) (B)
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Brichany/brichany.htm
~~~

Borzna, Ukraine
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/borzna/borzna.htm
~~~

Kolomea (Komomyja) (G)
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Kolomea/kolomad.htm
~~~

Rozdol, Ukraine (G)
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/rozdol/rozdol.htm
~~~

Good News! The following webpage was adopted:

Horodyshche (Gorodishche, Horodishtch), Ukraine
Adopted by Joseph Bekinschtein
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Horodyshche/
~~~

If you wish to create a KehilaLinks webpage or adopt an
existing "orphaned" webpage please contact us at: < bloch@...>.

NEED TECHNICAL HELP CREATING A WEBPAGE?: We have a team of dedicated
volunteers who will help you create a webpage.
~~~

Wishing all of you a very Happy Chanukah,

Susana Leistner Bloch, VP, KehilaLinks, JewishGen, Inc.
Barbara Ellman, KehilaLinks Technical Coordinator
bloch@...


New Data on the JRI-Poland Database #general

hadassahlipsius
 

Happy Chanukah everyone!

The Jewish Records Indexing-Poland database was updated recently in
honor of Chanukah.

As usual, the data comes >from many sources.

from the Polish State Archives, new data was added for the towns of
Pajeczno and Wojnicz.

from the LDS Microfilms, Patronymic files were added or updated for the
towns of Drwalew, Goszczyn, Jazgarzew and Warka. Patronymic files come
from the Civil registration records for the years prior to 1826 where
Christian and Jewish records were kept together. Researchers sort through
the records to identify the Jewish records and document them in extended indices.

from the LDS Microfilms, Jewish records files were added or updated for
the towns of Kamiensk, Kremenets, Przytyk, Radom, Strykow, Tarlow, Warszawa,
Zloczew and Zlotow.

from the Central Archives for the History of the Jewish People, Kremenets
region records were added for towns of Oleksinets, Belozerka, Katerinovka,
Velikiye Berezhtsy and Vyshgorodok.

I would like to thank our wonderful team of volunteers who worked
tirelessly to make JRI-Poland such a success. Over 31,000 records were added
to the JRI-Poland database during this update.

Many thanks to:

Ron Doctor, Howard Fink, Sarah Greenwald, Roger Lustig, Madeleine
Okladek, David Price, Michael Tobias and Jeff Wexler

A special thank you to Haim Ghiuzeli at Beit Hatfutsot for the Radom
data and to Daniel Kazez and the Czestochowa-Radomsko Area Research
Group for the Kamiensk data

Search Away!

Hadassah Lipsius
On Behalf of the Board of JRI-Poland.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen New Data on the JRI-Poland Database #general

hadassahlipsius
 

Happy Chanukah everyone!

The Jewish Records Indexing-Poland database was updated recently in
honor of Chanukah.

As usual, the data comes >from many sources.

from the Polish State Archives, new data was added for the towns of
Pajeczno and Wojnicz.

from the LDS Microfilms, Patronymic files were added or updated for the
towns of Drwalew, Goszczyn, Jazgarzew and Warka. Patronymic files come
from the Civil registration records for the years prior to 1826 where
Christian and Jewish records were kept together. Researchers sort through
the records to identify the Jewish records and document them in extended indices.

from the LDS Microfilms, Jewish records files were added or updated for
the towns of Kamiensk, Kremenets, Przytyk, Radom, Strykow, Tarlow, Warszawa,
Zloczew and Zlotow.

from the Central Archives for the History of the Jewish People, Kremenets
region records were added for towns of Oleksinets, Belozerka, Katerinovka,
Velikiye Berezhtsy and Vyshgorodok.

I would like to thank our wonderful team of volunteers who worked
tirelessly to make JRI-Poland such a success. Over 31,000 records were added
to the JRI-Poland database during this update.

Many thanks to:

Ron Doctor, Howard Fink, Sarah Greenwald, Roger Lustig, Madeleine
Okladek, David Price, Michael Tobias and Jeff Wexler

A special thank you to Haim Ghiuzeli at Beit Hatfutsot for the Radom
data and to Daniel Kazez and the Czestochowa-Radomsko Area Research
Group for the Kamiensk data

Search Away!

Hadassah Lipsius
On Behalf of the Board of JRI-Poland.


Re: Karlovy Vary Connections #austria-czech

hpgrab@...
 

The address of kehila Karlovy Vary is: jewishkv@...


Best
Hanus Grab
y.cz


quick gifts for chanukah #austria-czech

Helen Epstein
 

A good and quick gift for chanukah might be one of our ebooks by
Jewish authors >from Central Europe, including Egon Erwin Kisch's
memoir of early 20th century Prague, Stefan Zweig's memoir of Vienna,
Vlasta Schoenova's memoir of performing theater in Terezin, or Heda
Kovaly's memoir of life under Stalinism. Please check out our titles
at: www.plunkettlakepress. You can now read them on iTunes as well as
Kindle and Nook.

Enjoy your Lights and Latkes,

Helen

--
www.helenepstein.com
Reviewer-at-Large, TheArtsFuse


Reply to Gene Jensen re Feiss to Deker name change #austria-czech

Paul King
 

I am replying to Gene Jansen through the SIG because my private response has
been impeded twice because of "failure of recipient server". Elements of my
response have already been addressed by others.

Gene,

You may want to check on the following possibilities for name change:

a) the family converted to Christianity.
b) Deker - the Hebrew root is DKR which means to stab or pierce. If you know
the trade of the household head, perhaps there is a connection.
c) Roger Lustig's suggestion also may hold; with the 1815 return of
territories west of the Rhine to Prussia and the German states, people
probably would have to declare or renew their status and this might provide
the opportunity for a name change.
d) Rahel is the Hebrew name; Regina is the 'given' or Christian name. She
may have been registered with both names at birth but only one appeared. I
might add, parenthetically, that names were not important in those days - no
social security existed - and often a person would be registered each time
under a different name so that some people had as many as seven first names
ascribed to them at different times. I have a documented ancestor with 5
first names and 2 surnames - each document giving one first name and one
surname. It does make genealogy a bit more difficult.

Paul King
Jerusalem


KehilaLinks Project Report for October / November 2012 #austria-czech

Susana Leistner Bloch
 

We are pleased to welcome the following webpages to JewishGen KehilaLinks.
We thank the owners and webmasters of these webpages for creating fitting
memorials to these Kehilot (Jewish Communities) and for providing a
valuable resource for future generations of their descendants.

Camenca (Kamenka), Moldova
Created by Marilyn Feingold and Yefim Kogan
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Camenca/Kamenka.html
~~~

Dumbraveni (Dombroveny, Dombroven)(B), Moldova
Created by Peter Seltser
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/dumbraveni/
~~~

Monastyrishche (Monasterishtche), Ukraine
Created by Barry Helfand
Webpage Design by KehilaLinks volunteer Greg Meyer
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/monastyrishche/Index.html
~~~

Obodivka (Obodovka), Ukraine
Created by Orit Barcay
Webpage Design by Richard Baum
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/obodivka/default.asp
~~~

Olyka (Olik), Ukraine
Created by Toby Brief
Webpage Design by KehilaLinks volunteer Ronald Miller
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/olyka
~~~

Sokal (Skohl, Sikal), Ukraine
Created by Martin David Lentz
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/sokal/default.html

~~~

KehilaLinks webpages recently updated:

Balta (Balte), Ukraine
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/balta/
~~~

Bender (Bendery, Tighina)(B), Moldova
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/bender/bendery.html
~~~

Bocki (Bodki), Poland
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/bocki/Bocki.html
~~~

Chortkiv (Chortkov, Czortków) (G), Ukraine
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Suchostaw/sl_czortkow.htm
~~~

Dunilovichi (Dunilovitsh), Belarus
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/dunilovichi/
~~~

Golynka (Holinka)
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/golynka/index.htm
~~~

Kamennyy Brod, Ukraine
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/kamennyy_brod/
~~~

Kovel, Ukraine
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/kovel/kovel.htm
~~~

Podgaytsy (Podhajce) (G)
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Podhajce/
~~~

Radom, Poland
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/radom/
~~~

Zolkiewka, Poland
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/zolkiewka/

~~~

Some of our Kehila webpages were created by
people who are no longer able to maintain them.
We thank them for their past efforts and wish
them luck on their future endeavors.
The following webpages are "orphaned" and are
available for adoption.

Barysaw (Borisov), Belarus
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/borisov/borisov.html
~~~

Briceni (Brichany, Britshan) (B)
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Brichany/brichany.htm
~~~

Borzna, Ukraine
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/borzna/borzna.htm
~~~

Kolomea (Komomyja) (G)
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Kolomea/kolomad.htm
~~~

Rozdol, Ukraine (G)
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/rozdol/rozdol.htm
~~~

Good News! The following webpage was adopted:

Horodyshche (Gorodishche, Horodishtch), Ukraine
Adopted by Joseph Bekinschtein
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Horodyshche/
~~~

If you wish to create a KehilaLinks webpage or adopt an
existing "orphaned" webpage please contact us at: < bloch@...>.

NEED TECHNICAL HELP CREATING A WEBPAGE?: We have a team of dedicated
volunteers who will help you create a webpage.
~~~

Wishing all of you a very Happy Chanukah,

Susana Leistner Bloch, VP, KehilaLinks, JewishGen, Inc.
Barbara Ellman, KehilaLinks Technical Coordinator
bloch@...


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Re: Karlovy Vary Connections #austria-czech

hpgrab@...
 

The address of kehila Karlovy Vary is: jewishkv@...


Best
Hanus Grab
y.cz


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech quick gifts for chanukah #austria-czech

Helen Epstein
 

A good and quick gift for chanukah might be one of our ebooks by
Jewish authors >from Central Europe, including Egon Erwin Kisch's
memoir of early 20th century Prague, Stefan Zweig's memoir of Vienna,
Vlasta Schoenova's memoir of performing theater in Terezin, or Heda
Kovaly's memoir of life under Stalinism. Please check out our titles
at: www.plunkettlakepress. You can now read them on iTunes as well as
Kindle and Nook.

Enjoy your Lights and Latkes,

Helen

--
www.helenepstein.com
Reviewer-at-Large, TheArtsFuse


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Reply to Gene Jensen re Feiss to Deker name change #austria-czech

Paul King
 

I am replying to Gene Jansen through the SIG because my private response has
been impeded twice because of "failure of recipient server". Elements of my
response have already been addressed by others.

Gene,

You may want to check on the following possibilities for name change:

a) the family converted to Christianity.
b) Deker - the Hebrew root is DKR which means to stab or pierce. If you know
the trade of the household head, perhaps there is a connection.
c) Roger Lustig's suggestion also may hold; with the 1815 return of
territories west of the Rhine to Prussia and the German states, people
probably would have to declare or renew their status and this might provide
the opportunity for a name change.
d) Rahel is the Hebrew name; Regina is the 'given' or Christian name. She
may have been registered with both names at birth but only one appeared. I
might add, parenthetically, that names were not important in those days - no
social security existed - and often a person would be registered each time
under a different name so that some people had as many as seven first names
ascribed to them at different times. I have a documented ancestor with 5
first names and 2 surnames - each document giving one first name and one
surname. It does make genealogy a bit more difficult.

Paul King
Jerusalem


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech KehilaLinks Project Report for October / November 2012 #austria-czech

Susana Leistner Bloch
 

We are pleased to welcome the following webpages to JewishGen KehilaLinks.
We thank the owners and webmasters of these webpages for creating fitting
memorials to these Kehilot (Jewish Communities) and for providing a
valuable resource for future generations of their descendants.

Camenca (Kamenka), Moldova
Created by Marilyn Feingold and Yefim Kogan
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Camenca/Kamenka.html
~~~

Dumbraveni (Dombroveny, Dombroven)(B), Moldova
Created by Peter Seltser
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/dumbraveni/
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Monastyrishche (Monasterishtche), Ukraine
Created by Barry Helfand
Webpage Design by KehilaLinks volunteer Greg Meyer
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/monastyrishche/Index.html
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Obodivka (Obodovka), Ukraine
Created by Orit Barcay
Webpage Design by Richard Baum
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/obodivka/default.asp
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Olyka (Olik), Ukraine
Created by Toby Brief
Webpage Design by KehilaLinks volunteer Ronald Miller
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/olyka
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Sokal (Skohl, Sikal), Ukraine
Created by Martin David Lentz
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/sokal/default.html

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KehilaLinks webpages recently updated:

Balta (Balte), Ukraine
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/balta/
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Bender (Bendery, Tighina)(B), Moldova
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/bender/bendery.html
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Bocki (Bodki), Poland
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/bocki/Bocki.html
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Chortkiv (Chortkov, Czortków) (G), Ukraine
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Suchostaw/sl_czortkow.htm
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Dunilovichi (Dunilovitsh), Belarus
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/dunilovichi/
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Golynka (Holinka)
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/golynka/index.htm
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Kamennyy Brod, Ukraine
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/kamennyy_brod/
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Kovel, Ukraine
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/kovel/kovel.htm
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Podgaytsy (Podhajce) (G)
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Podhajce/
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Radom, Poland
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/radom/
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Zolkiewka, Poland
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/zolkiewka/

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Some of our Kehila webpages were created by
people who are no longer able to maintain them.
We thank them for their past efforts and wish
them luck on their future endeavors.
The following webpages are "orphaned" and are
available for adoption.

Barysaw (Borisov), Belarus
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/borisov/borisov.html
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Briceni (Brichany, Britshan) (B)
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Brichany/brichany.htm
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Borzna, Ukraine
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/borzna/borzna.htm
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Kolomea (Komomyja) (G)
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Kolomea/kolomad.htm
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Rozdol, Ukraine (G)
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/rozdol/rozdol.htm
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Good News! The following webpage was adopted:

Horodyshche (Gorodishche, Horodishtch), Ukraine
Adopted by Joseph Bekinschtein
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Horodyshche/
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If you wish to create a KehilaLinks webpage or adopt an
existing "orphaned" webpage please contact us at: < bloch@...>.

NEED TECHNICAL HELP CREATING A WEBPAGE?: We have a team of dedicated
volunteers who will help you create a webpage.
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Wishing all of you a very Happy Chanukah,

Susana Leistner Bloch, VP, KehilaLinks, JewishGen, Inc.
Barbara Ellman, KehilaLinks Technical Coordinator
bloch@...


A Chanukah Update from Ukraine SIG #ukraine

cmw521@...
 

As of today, we now have 172 Town Leaders for towns in Ukraine. Many larger
towns, paradoxically, do not have anyone who has volunteered to step forward
and help us to lead the effort to find and digitize records of people who
lived there and died there. We continue to identify sources of both
metrical (birth, marriage, death) and other records (business directories,
tax lists, etc.). In order to get these records online, we still need Town
Leaders, people who are willing to help organize researchers to enter data
into spreadsheets, transliterate either printed or cursive Russian into
English, and to contribute to KehilaLinks pages on JewishGen. For more
information on the how part, please contact me and I will provide you with
what we have for your town(s) and what is needed to accomplish the goal.
You determine how much time you want to put into accomplishing it.

All of our projects benefit researchers throughout the JewishGen world.
Your contribution of time may make all the difference to someone in the
future trying to put together the tangled strands of a long-lost family. Of
course, you might also identify records that will help you fill your own
tree. I hope to hear >from you soon.

Have a joyous and happy Chanukah!

Chuck Weinstein
Towns and Districts Director, Ukraine SIG
cmw521@...


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine A Chanukah Update from Ukraine SIG #ukraine

cmw521@...
 

As of today, we now have 172 Town Leaders for towns in Ukraine. Many larger
towns, paradoxically, do not have anyone who has volunteered to step forward
and help us to lead the effort to find and digitize records of people who
lived there and died there. We continue to identify sources of both
metrical (birth, marriage, death) and other records (business directories,
tax lists, etc.). In order to get these records online, we still need Town
Leaders, people who are willing to help organize researchers to enter data
into spreadsheets, transliterate either printed or cursive Russian into
English, and to contribute to KehilaLinks pages on JewishGen. For more
information on the how part, please contact me and I will provide you with
what we have for your town(s) and what is needed to accomplish the goal.
You determine how much time you want to put into accomplishing it.

All of our projects benefit researchers throughout the JewishGen world.
Your contribution of time may make all the difference to someone in the
future trying to put together the tangled strands of a long-lost family. Of
course, you might also identify records that will help you fill your own
tree. I hope to hear >from you soon.

Have a joyous and happy Chanukah!

Chuck Weinstein
Towns and Districts Director, Ukraine SIG
cmw521@...

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