Date   

Free City of Danzig Citizens Committee in the USA, 1941-1942 #danzig #gdansk #germany #poland

Logan J. Kleinwaks
 

A not-yet-proofread list of members of the Free City of Danzig
Citizens Committee in the United States of America, dated June 30,
1942, has been added to our SIG website at
http://www.jewishgen.org/danzig/usacommittee.php. The list appears in
documents at the Hoover Institution Archives, Stanford University, in
the collection: Poland. Ambasada (United States) Collection, box 52,
folder 6. It was transcribed >from scans available on
http://szukajwarchiwach.pl. As noted, some members also appear on an
earlier December 22, 1941 list in the same collection, and one member
appears only on the 1941 list.

The list provides names, relationships within families, and addresses
of members. There is no indication of religion, but many of the
members are known to be Jewish >from other sources. The following
surnames are included:

ABRAHAM, ABRAMS, ANDERSEN, ANKER, ANSPACH, ARAMS, ARLINGTON, ASCHER,
ASHER, BAERWALD, BAUMGART, BECK, BEHNKE, BENJAMIN, BERENT, BING,
BILCZINSKI, BOENHEIM, BORG, BRESHIN, BRODNITZ, CHOCKY, COHN, DANZIGER,
DAVIDSON, DINGMANN, DRUM, ECHT, FLEISCHER, FRANKENSTEIN, FRIEDMANN,
GERBER, GOLDSCHMIDT, GORNEY, GRAINER, GUTSTEIN, HEYMANN, HOCHFELD,
ISRAELS, JEWALL, JORDAN, JOSEPHSOHN, JOSTON, KAELTER, KAGAN,
KAMNITZER, KATTEN, KIRSCH, LEONHARDT, LEWIN, LEWINSKI / LEWINSKY,
LINDSAY, LOWDEN, LOEWY, MARCUS, MAYER, NAGEL, NATHAN, NEUMANN,
NEUSTADT, NEWMAN, NISSOL, OXEDA, PERSHEP, POLLER, RABOW, ROWEN, RUBEN,
SCHLOMANN, SCHOENFELD, SEGALL, THAL, WALLENBERG, WEINBERG, WILLKINS,
WOLFF

Is there a volunteer willing to proofread the transcription if
provided images of the typewritten list?

Logan Kleinwaks
kleinwaks@alumni.princeton.edu
near Washington, D.C.


Danzig/Gedansk SIG #Danzig #Gdansk #Germany #Poland Free City of Danzig Citizens Committee in the USA, 1941-1942 #danzig #gdansk #germany #poland

Logan J. Kleinwaks
 

A not-yet-proofread list of members of the Free City of Danzig
Citizens Committee in the United States of America, dated June 30,
1942, has been added to our SIG website at
http://www.jewishgen.org/danzig/usacommittee.php. The list appears in
documents at the Hoover Institution Archives, Stanford University, in
the collection: Poland. Ambasada (United States) Collection, box 52,
folder 6. It was transcribed >from scans available on
http://szukajwarchiwach.pl. As noted, some members also appear on an
earlier December 22, 1941 list in the same collection, and one member
appears only on the 1941 list.

The list provides names, relationships within families, and addresses
of members. There is no indication of religion, but many of the
members are known to be Jewish >from other sources. The following
surnames are included:

ABRAHAM, ABRAMS, ANDERSEN, ANKER, ANSPACH, ARAMS, ARLINGTON, ASCHER,
ASHER, BAERWALD, BAUMGART, BECK, BEHNKE, BENJAMIN, BERENT, BING,
BILCZINSKI, BOENHEIM, BORG, BRESHIN, BRODNITZ, CHOCKY, COHN, DANZIGER,
DAVIDSON, DINGMANN, DRUM, ECHT, FLEISCHER, FRANKENSTEIN, FRIEDMANN,
GERBER, GOLDSCHMIDT, GORNEY, GRAINER, GUTSTEIN, HEYMANN, HOCHFELD,
ISRAELS, JEWALL, JORDAN, JOSEPHSOHN, JOSTON, KAELTER, KAGAN,
KAMNITZER, KATTEN, KIRSCH, LEONHARDT, LEWIN, LEWINSKI / LEWINSKY,
LINDSAY, LOWDEN, LOEWY, MARCUS, MAYER, NAGEL, NATHAN, NEUMANN,
NEUSTADT, NEWMAN, NISSOL, OXEDA, PERSHEP, POLLER, RABOW, ROWEN, RUBEN,
SCHLOMANN, SCHOENFELD, SEGALL, THAL, WALLENBERG, WEINBERG, WILLKINS,
WOLFF

Is there a volunteer willing to proofread the transcription if
provided images of the typewritten list?

Logan Kleinwaks
kleinwaks@alumni.princeton.edu
near Washington, D.C.


Seeking information re Luizi-Calugara Military base/Forced Labor #romania

Dana Mihailescu <dmihailes@...>
 

Dear members of the Romanian Jewish Gen Discussion Group,

I am writing in the hope of being able to help a child survivor now
living in Israel get retribution for the experiences he endured during WW2.
He was born in 1932 in Bacau, and deported with his family in 1941 to a
nearby place, Luizi-Calugara, where he remembers they were placed into
barracks and he associates this with some kind of forced labor camp or
German military base. His mother was taken to do menial jobs in various
German houses, while he and his father were forced to work, and he was
also raped. Unfortunately, Luizi-Calugara does not appear on any list of
forced labor camps so it is most likely this was just the location of a
German military base at those times. I was wondering if anyone might
have any information to this respect.

Best regards,
Dana Mihailescu,
Bucharest/Romania


Romania SIG #Romania Seeking information re Luizi-Calugara Military base/Forced Labor #romania

Dana Mihailescu <dmihailes@...>
 

Dear members of the Romanian Jewish Gen Discussion Group,

I am writing in the hope of being able to help a child survivor now
living in Israel get retribution for the experiences he endured during WW2.
He was born in 1932 in Bacau, and deported with his family in 1941 to a
nearby place, Luizi-Calugara, where he remembers they were placed into
barracks and he associates this with some kind of forced labor camp or
German military base. His mother was taken to do menial jobs in various
German houses, while he and his father were forced to work, and he was
also raped. Unfortunately, Luizi-Calugara does not appear on any list of
forced labor camps so it is most likely this was just the location of a
German military base at those times. I was wondering if anyone might
have any information to this respect.

Best regards,
Dana Mihailescu,
Bucharest/Romania


Bessarabia SIG Updates for the month of April, 2015 #ukraine

Yefim Kogan
 

Dear researchers,

Here is an update for the month of April 2015 for Bessarabia SIG.
See the details at the "What's New" section of our site.

Bessarabian Databases. New additions:
- 16, 741 records Revision Lists records were delivered to JewishGen (on
May 10, 2015).
Because of May 15 deadline, some of the sets were not completed and will be
uploaded to JewishGen by the end of 2015.

Please see the whole list of sets completed and in progress. Anyone who
are interested in these sets, can get for a donation of $100 (or who already
made such donation) to Bessarabia General fund, the whole set of records for
the town/year and also if interested a copy of an original Revision
list/page in Russian with your family. If interested send a request to me
at yefimk@verizon.net.

Genealogical Conferences.
Please see the schedule of all Bessarabian sessions with abstracts for each
session.

Jewish Cemeteries. New addition: (the records were sent to JOWBR, but the
website will be updated in 2-3 days with information about the cemetery and
also access to the Images of Unknown graves.)
- Kiliya Jewish Cemetery. The Jewish Cemetery of Kiliya in the Odessa oblast
of Ukraine was photographed and indexed.
Project Leader: Ariel Parkansky

Just want to remind you if know about a Jewish Cemetery in Bessarabia which
was not yet indexed and photographed, you can initiate the new Cemetery
project, and you need to collect about 30% of total cost of that cemetery
project. We have started that way a number of cemetery projects and hope to
do more in the future.
Also for a donation of $100 you can get a whole set of records >from a
cemetery.

Send your comments, suggestions, critique, new ideas, proposals of how to
make our Bessarabia group better.

Thank you all,
Yefim Kogan
Bessarabia SIG Coordinator
Researching KOGAN, SPIVAK, KHAYMOVICH, SRULEVICH, LEVIT in Kaushany,
Bendery, Tarutino, Akkerman, Kiliya - all in Bessarabia, KHAIMOVICH in
Galatz, Romania, KOGAN in Dubossary, Moldova, SRULEVICH in Shanghai, China


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Bessarabia SIG Updates for the month of April, 2015 #ukraine

Yefim Kogan
 

Dear researchers,

Here is an update for the month of April 2015 for Bessarabia SIG.
See the details at the "What's New" section of our site.

Bessarabian Databases. New additions:
- 16, 741 records Revision Lists records were delivered to JewishGen (on
May 10, 2015).
Because of May 15 deadline, some of the sets were not completed and will be
uploaded to JewishGen by the end of 2015.

Please see the whole list of sets completed and in progress. Anyone who
are interested in these sets, can get for a donation of $100 (or who already
made such donation) to Bessarabia General fund, the whole set of records for
the town/year and also if interested a copy of an original Revision
list/page in Russian with your family. If interested send a request to me
at yefimk@verizon.net.

Genealogical Conferences.
Please see the schedule of all Bessarabian sessions with abstracts for each
session.

Jewish Cemeteries. New addition: (the records were sent to JOWBR, but the
website will be updated in 2-3 days with information about the cemetery and
also access to the Images of Unknown graves.)
- Kiliya Jewish Cemetery. The Jewish Cemetery of Kiliya in the Odessa oblast
of Ukraine was photographed and indexed.
Project Leader: Ariel Parkansky

Just want to remind you if know about a Jewish Cemetery in Bessarabia which
was not yet indexed and photographed, you can initiate the new Cemetery
project, and you need to collect about 30% of total cost of that cemetery
project. We have started that way a number of cemetery projects and hope to
do more in the future.
Also for a donation of $100 you can get a whole set of records >from a
cemetery.

Send your comments, suggestions, critique, new ideas, proposals of how to
make our Bessarabia group better.

Thank you all,
Yefim Kogan
Bessarabia SIG Coordinator
Researching KOGAN, SPIVAK, KHAYMOVICH, SRULEVICH, LEVIT in Kaushany,
Bendery, Tarutino, Akkerman, Kiliya - all in Bessarabia, KHAIMOVICH in
Galatz, Romania, KOGAN in Dubossary, Moldova, SRULEVICH in Shanghai, China


Bessarabia SIG Updates for the month of April, 2015 #general

Yefim Kogan
 

Dear researchers,

Here is an update for the month of April 2015 for Bessarabia SIG.
See the details at the "What's New" section of our site.

Bessarabian Databases. New additions:
- 16, 741 records Revision Lists records were delivered to JewishGen (on
May 10, 2015).
Because of May 15 deadline, some of the sets were not completed and will be
uploaded to JewishGen by the end of 2015.

Please see the whole list of sets completed and in progress. Anyone who
are interested in these sets, can get for a donation of $100 (or who already
made such donation) to Bessarabia General fund, the whole set of records for
the town/year and also if interested a copy of an original Revision
list/page in Russian with your family. If interested send a request to me
at yefimk@verizon.net.

Genealogical Conferences.
Please see the schedule of all Bessarabian sessions with abstracts for each
session.

Jewish Cemeteries. New addition: (the records were sent to JOWBR, but the
website will be updated in 2-3 days with information about the cemetery and
also access to the Images of Unknown graves.)
- Kiliya Jewish Cemetery. The Jewish Cemetery of Kiliya in the Odessa oblast
of Ukraine was photographed and indexed.
Project Leader: Ariel Parkansky

Just want to remind you if know about a Jewish Cemetery in Bessarabia which
was not yet indexed and photographed, you can initiate the new Cemetery
project, and you need to collect about 30% of total cost of that cemetery
project. We have started that way a number of cemetery projects and hope to
do more in the future. Also for a donation of $100 you can get a whole set of
records >from a cemetery.

Send your comments, suggestions, critique, new ideas, proposals of how to
make our Bessarabia group better.

Thank you all,
Yefim Kogan
Bessarabia SIG Coordinator
Researching KOGAN, SPIVAK, KHAYMOVICH, SRULEVICH, LEVIT in Kaushany,
Bendery, Tarutino, Akkerman, Kiliya - all in Bessarabia, KHAIMOVICH in
Galatz, Romania, KOGAN in Dubossary, Moldova, SRULEVICH in Shanghai, China


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Bessarabia SIG Updates for the month of April, 2015 #general

Yefim Kogan
 

Dear researchers,

Here is an update for the month of April 2015 for Bessarabia SIG.
See the details at the "What's New" section of our site.

Bessarabian Databases. New additions:
- 16, 741 records Revision Lists records were delivered to JewishGen (on
May 10, 2015).
Because of May 15 deadline, some of the sets were not completed and will be
uploaded to JewishGen by the end of 2015.

Please see the whole list of sets completed and in progress. Anyone who
are interested in these sets, can get for a donation of $100 (or who already
made such donation) to Bessarabia General fund, the whole set of records for
the town/year and also if interested a copy of an original Revision
list/page in Russian with your family. If interested send a request to me
at yefimk@verizon.net.

Genealogical Conferences.
Please see the schedule of all Bessarabian sessions with abstracts for each
session.

Jewish Cemeteries. New addition: (the records were sent to JOWBR, but the
website will be updated in 2-3 days with information about the cemetery and
also access to the Images of Unknown graves.)
- Kiliya Jewish Cemetery. The Jewish Cemetery of Kiliya in the Odessa oblast
of Ukraine was photographed and indexed.
Project Leader: Ariel Parkansky

Just want to remind you if know about a Jewish Cemetery in Bessarabia which
was not yet indexed and photographed, you can initiate the new Cemetery
project, and you need to collect about 30% of total cost of that cemetery
project. We have started that way a number of cemetery projects and hope to
do more in the future. Also for a donation of $100 you can get a whole set of
records >from a cemetery.

Send your comments, suggestions, critique, new ideas, proposals of how to
make our Bessarabia group better.

Thank you all,
Yefim Kogan
Bessarabia SIG Coordinator
Researching KOGAN, SPIVAK, KHAYMOVICH, SRULEVICH, LEVIT in Kaushany,
Bendery, Tarutino, Akkerman, Kiliya - all in Bessarabia, KHAIMOVICH in
Galatz, Romania, KOGAN in Dubossary, Moldova, SRULEVICH in Shanghai, China


Visiting NYC Dept of Records #general

Bob Fitterman
 

I'll be heading to the New York City Municipal Archives on Thursday(May 14). If you
would like me to look up records >from microfilm for you, I will have time to do a
few extras. You need to give me the borough, year, document number, type
(marriage/birth/death) and the name or names that you expect to see on the document.

Please, email me directly with your requests. Do not reply to the list. Thanks!

Bob Fitterman


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Visiting NYC Dept of Records #general

Bob Fitterman
 

I'll be heading to the New York City Municipal Archives on Thursday(May 14). If you
would like me to look up records >from microfilm for you, I will have time to do a
few extras. You need to give me the borough, year, document number, type
(marriage/birth/death) and the name or names that you expect to see on the document.

Please, email me directly with your requests. Do not reply to the list. Thanks!

Bob Fitterman


Kovno architecture? #lithuania

mhnadel@...
 

Does anybody know of any guide to Kovno architecture of the 1930's or so?

According to an interview my brother did with my father in the 1970's,
my grandfather, Leib NADEL, had an uncle with the surname BRISTIN who
had an unusual modernistic house, completely cylindrical. It seems
like this might have been written about if anybody were documenting
architecture of the time and it might help me track down who that
uncle was.

Miriam Nadel

researching (partial list):
NADEL (Dusetos and Vilna, Lithuania, Dvinsk, Latvia)
FAINSHTEIN (Josvainiai and Kovno, Lithuania)
HANKIN, CHONKEL, HAYKEL (various towns around Kovno, Pumpeniaia,
Puselatos, Lithuania)
SCHWARTZBART (Zambsk, Poland)
MAKOWER (Zambsk, Poland)
CHLEBIOCKI (Tykocin, Poland)


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Kovno architecture? #lithuania

mhnadel@...
 

Does anybody know of any guide to Kovno architecture of the 1930's or so?

According to an interview my brother did with my father in the 1970's,
my grandfather, Leib NADEL, had an uncle with the surname BRISTIN who
had an unusual modernistic house, completely cylindrical. It seems
like this might have been written about if anybody were documenting
architecture of the time and it might help me track down who that
uncle was.

Miriam Nadel

researching (partial list):
NADEL (Dusetos and Vilna, Lithuania, Dvinsk, Latvia)
FAINSHTEIN (Josvainiai and Kovno, Lithuania)
HANKIN, CHONKEL, HAYKEL (various towns around Kovno, Pumpeniaia,
Puselatos, Lithuania)
SCHWARTZBART (Zambsk, Poland)
MAKOWER (Zambsk, Poland)
CHLEBIOCKI (Tykocin, Poland)


Records and a researcher in Siret? #romania

Amy B Cohen
 

I am looking for records for my GOLDSCHLAGER ancestors, who lived in
Iasi as of the 1880s, but may have been >from Siret. Does anyone know
(a) whether records for Siret are available before 1880 and (b)
someone there who can research those records for me? I've been given
conflicting information about the existence of such records and where
they might be, if they exist. Thank you.

Amy Cohen

Researching GOLDSCHLAGER and ROSENZWEIG in Iasi


Romania SIG #Romania Records and a researcher in Siret? #romania

Amy B Cohen
 

I am looking for records for my GOLDSCHLAGER ancestors, who lived in
Iasi as of the 1880s, but may have been >from Siret. Does anyone know
(a) whether records for Siret are available before 1880 and (b)
someone there who can research those records for me? I've been given
conflicting information about the existence of such records and where
they might be, if they exist. Thank you.

Amy Cohen

Researching GOLDSCHLAGER and ROSENZWEIG in Iasi


Muszyna and Uniszowa #galicia

Moishe Miller
 

Ruth,

In 1998 I paid for about 8 records >from the USC at 33-370 w Muszynie.
They were records related to MILLER / MULLER >from the little town of
Tylicz, near Krynica. In fact, there is a mountain pass named Tylicz Pass,
that goes through the mountains to Slovakia. If you search the
JewishGen Gazetteer you will find the town of Tylicz listed. I do not think
any records >from the area have been indexed.

Moishe Miller
Brooklyn, NY
moishe.miller@totalben.com

Ruth Kornbluth <rfenko@gmail.com> wrote:

These two towns were found on manifests of people I was researching.
Are there any records available >from these localities?


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Muszyna and Uniszowa #galicia

Moishe Miller
 

Ruth,

In 1998 I paid for about 8 records >from the USC at 33-370 w Muszynie.
They were records related to MILLER / MULLER >from the little town of
Tylicz, near Krynica. In fact, there is a mountain pass named Tylicz Pass,
that goes through the mountains to Slovakia. If you search the
JewishGen Gazetteer you will find the town of Tylicz listed. I do not think
any records >from the area have been indexed.

Moishe Miller
Brooklyn, NY
moishe.miller@totalben.com

Ruth Kornbluth <rfenko@gmail.com> wrote:

These two towns were found on manifests of people I was researching.
Are there any records available >from these localities?


Gesher Galicia programs in New York (May 17), Portland (May 31), Seattle (June 1) - Join us! #galicia

Pamela Weisberger
 

Dear Galitzianers!

Gesher Galicia will be holding programs around the country over the
next two months and you are invited!

Sunday, May 17, 2015, New York City
Gesher Galicia 2015 Spring Regional Meeting
at the Center for Jewish History

Sunday, May 31, 2015, Portland, Oregon
Monday, June 1, 2015, Seattle, Washington

Here are the details of our first program -- in New York City:

Galician Archival Records Project Updates
and "Galician Portraits: the Story of Jews, Gentiles, and Emperors"
with author, Andrew Zalewski

Sunday, May 17
11:00AM - 1:00PM
Center for Jewish History (Auditorium)
15 West 16th St.
New York, NY 10011

Learn about the Galician Archival Records Project, the Cadastral Map
Room and the latest discoveries made in the Lviv Historical Archives by
president Pamela Weisberger, followed by Andrew Zalewski discussing
his new book, "Galician Portraits: In Search of Jewish Roots."

"Galician Portraits" by Andrew Zalewski is anchored in Austrian Galicia
(1772-1918), which once spanned parts of today's Poland and Ukraine,
but it also covers centuries of Jewish history in the region, before and
after Galicia existed. Large cities, small towns, and tiny farming villages
are the tale's backdrop. In them, people >from a variety of ethnic groups
live alongside a large community of Israelites. The laws and trends of
the day were hotly debated within it. A perpetual tension between old
and new sometimes brought dramatic consequences, even breakaway
factions. Passionate arguments about language, customs, and loyalties
easily erupted. Andrew's talk will be illustrated by archival pictures
of Galicia, genealogical findings, and old maps of Galicia.

We'll leave plenty of time for your questions and you are invited to stay
for the JGSNY program in the afternoon, "Holly Golightly Was a Nice
Jewish Girl: Our Ancestors Reinvented" at 2:00PM.

Lunch 1:00PM - 2:00PM: Join us at an informal, post-program
brown-bag lunch and Galitzianer chat in the mezzanine chapel at the
Center for Jewish History. No food is sold at the Center, so you must
bring your own.

The Gesher Galicia program and lunch are free and open to the public.
Directions to the CJH are here: http://www.cjh.org/p/9

More NYC program info:

<http://www.geshergalicia.org/meetings/gesher-galicia-spring-regional-program-in-new-york-city/>
or at: http://www.jgsny.org

If you cannot attend our New York City program, Gesher Galicia will be
videotaping it for viewing on our website this summer.

Please note: Although we had planned to offer a talk by Valerie
Schatzker on her book, "Jewish Oil Magnates of Galicia," she cannot join
us due to the delay in publication. We plan to have her speak at next
year's program.

===

Portland and Seattle Programs:

Sunday, May 31, Portland
Sponsored by the Jewish Genealogical Society of Oregon
Ahavath Achim, 3225 SW Barbur Blvd. Portland, OR
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~orjgs/index.html

Monday, June 1, Seattle
Sponsored by the Jewish Genealogical Society of Washington State
LDS Factoria Building, 4200 124th Ave SE, Bellevue, WA 98006
http://www.jgsws.org

Double Program:
"Galicia, the Austrian Empire & Beyond: Mining Unusual Records
in Archives and Online to Expand Your Research"
and "Touring the Gesher Galicia Website" with Pamela Weisberger

Not everything is online. Learn how to research the people of a
community within the context of the place they lived, in all its historical
layers, using online and archival resources. We'll focus on the record
collections of Gesher Galicia to demonstrate the surprises in these
genealogical treasures. For researchers whose interests lie beyond
Galicia, there will be examples of similar records pertaining to research
in other countries. We will also look at historical newspapers throughout
Eastern Europe. Putting theory into practice Take an interactive tour of
Gesher Galicia's award-winning website and search engines. This site is
a one-stop resource for people interested in researching their families
and ancestral towns >from the former Austro-Hungarian province of
Galicia with content for 500+ Galician towns and over 3,000 Galician
families. We'll do real-time searches (showing you the special "sort"
features on the site) to demonstrate the best ways to mine the riches of
this virtual "gateway to Galicia."

===

And don't forget to join us at the IAJGS 2015 Conference in Jerusalem.
Buy your tickets for the Gesher Galicia luncheon now:
www.iajgs2015.org.

Pamela Weisberger
President, Gesher Galicia
pweisberger@gmail.com


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Gesher Galicia programs in New York (May 17), Portland (May 31), Seattle (June 1) - Join us! #galicia

Pamela Weisberger
 

Dear Galitzianers!

Gesher Galicia will be holding programs around the country over the
next two months and you are invited!

Sunday, May 17, 2015, New York City
Gesher Galicia 2015 Spring Regional Meeting
at the Center for Jewish History

Sunday, May 31, 2015, Portland, Oregon
Monday, June 1, 2015, Seattle, Washington

Here are the details of our first program -- in New York City:

Galician Archival Records Project Updates
and "Galician Portraits: the Story of Jews, Gentiles, and Emperors"
with author, Andrew Zalewski

Sunday, May 17
11:00AM - 1:00PM
Center for Jewish History (Auditorium)
15 West 16th St.
New York, NY 10011

Learn about the Galician Archival Records Project, the Cadastral Map
Room and the latest discoveries made in the Lviv Historical Archives by
president Pamela Weisberger, followed by Andrew Zalewski discussing
his new book, "Galician Portraits: In Search of Jewish Roots."

"Galician Portraits" by Andrew Zalewski is anchored in Austrian Galicia
(1772-1918), which once spanned parts of today's Poland and Ukraine,
but it also covers centuries of Jewish history in the region, before and
after Galicia existed. Large cities, small towns, and tiny farming villages
are the tale's backdrop. In them, people >from a variety of ethnic groups
live alongside a large community of Israelites. The laws and trends of
the day were hotly debated within it. A perpetual tension between old
and new sometimes brought dramatic consequences, even breakaway
factions. Passionate arguments about language, customs, and loyalties
easily erupted. Andrew's talk will be illustrated by archival pictures
of Galicia, genealogical findings, and old maps of Galicia.

We'll leave plenty of time for your questions and you are invited to stay
for the JGSNY program in the afternoon, "Holly Golightly Was a Nice
Jewish Girl: Our Ancestors Reinvented" at 2:00PM.

Lunch 1:00PM - 2:00PM: Join us at an informal, post-program
brown-bag lunch and Galitzianer chat in the mezzanine chapel at the
Center for Jewish History. No food is sold at the Center, so you must
bring your own.

The Gesher Galicia program and lunch are free and open to the public.
Directions to the CJH are here: http://www.cjh.org/p/9

More NYC program info:

<http://www.geshergalicia.org/meetings/gesher-galicia-spring-regional-program-in-new-york-city/>
or at: http://www.jgsny.org

If you cannot attend our New York City program, Gesher Galicia will be
videotaping it for viewing on our website this summer.

Please note: Although we had planned to offer a talk by Valerie
Schatzker on her book, "Jewish Oil Magnates of Galicia," she cannot join
us due to the delay in publication. We plan to have her speak at next
year's program.

===

Portland and Seattle Programs:

Sunday, May 31, Portland
Sponsored by the Jewish Genealogical Society of Oregon
Ahavath Achim, 3225 SW Barbur Blvd. Portland, OR
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~orjgs/index.html

Monday, June 1, Seattle
Sponsored by the Jewish Genealogical Society of Washington State
LDS Factoria Building, 4200 124th Ave SE, Bellevue, WA 98006
http://www.jgsws.org

Double Program:
"Galicia, the Austrian Empire & Beyond: Mining Unusual Records
in Archives and Online to Expand Your Research"
and "Touring the Gesher Galicia Website" with Pamela Weisberger

Not everything is online. Learn how to research the people of a
community within the context of the place they lived, in all its historical
layers, using online and archival resources. We'll focus on the record
collections of Gesher Galicia to demonstrate the surprises in these
genealogical treasures. For researchers whose interests lie beyond
Galicia, there will be examples of similar records pertaining to research
in other countries. We will also look at historical newspapers throughout
Eastern Europe. Putting theory into practice Take an interactive tour of
Gesher Galicia's award-winning website and search engines. This site is
a one-stop resource for people interested in researching their families
and ancestral towns >from the former Austro-Hungarian province of
Galicia with content for 500+ Galician towns and over 3,000 Galician
families. We'll do real-time searches (showing you the special "sort"
features on the site) to demonstrate the best ways to mine the riches of
this virtual "gateway to Galicia."

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And don't forget to join us at the IAJGS 2015 Conference in Jerusalem.
Buy your tickets for the Gesher Galicia luncheon now:
www.iajgs2015.org.

Pamela Weisberger
President, Gesher Galicia
pweisberger@gmail.com


Inventory of Mikulov / Nikolsburg files in Prague Jewish Museum Archive - translation online #austria-czech

Bob Lenk
 

The inventory (in Czech) of the files >from Mikulov (Nikolsburg) at the
Prague Jewish Museum Archives is online at

http://c.jewishmuseum.cz/files/documents/archiv-sbirky-a-fondy/inventare/087ZNOMikulov-prozatimniinventarniseznam.pdf

I have just added an annotated translation of this inventory to the
KehilaLinks site at

http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/nikolsburg/nikinv.htm

There are 669 items listed in this inventory. Most are not of general
genealogical interest - but some are quite valuable.

Many thanks to Julius Muller and Tony Kahane for their work on the
translation.

Bob Lenk
Greeley, Colorado, USA


Visit to Lodz & Chelmno #austria-czech

pheilbrunn@...
 

Hi,

My wife and I plan to visit Warsaw for a short break in July or August this
year and would like to add a Lodz & Chelmno tour to our itinerary. Both
places have a special meaning for me as my uncle and his family were sent
from Vienna to Lodz in 1941 and perished in Chelmno in 1942. Does anyone
know of a good local guide. We will have our own transport.

Any suggestions are greatly appreciated.

Regards,

Peter Heilbrunn
Amersham, England

97701 - 97720 of 665466