Date   

JGS Illinois February 22, 2009 Meeting #general

chifamgen <chifamgen@...>
 

Date: Sunday, February 22, 2009 Time: 2:00 p.m.
Place: Temple Beth Israel, 3601 W. Dempster Street, Skokie, IL
Topic: German Jewish Genealogy and Assimilation into Chicago Life - Culture and
Cooking

Our guest speaker, Ellen Steinberg, has been asked by culinary historian Bruce
Kraig to research a new book on Midwest Jewish Foodways. Ellen is looking for
Jewish family recipes that have been handed down.how and when your family came to
the Midwest and any other information you have about these recipes. Please bring
copies to the meeting (include your name, address and email).

The JGSI meeting facilities at Temple Beth Israel will open at 12:30 p.m. to
accommodate members/guests who want to use our library materials, get help with
genealogy Web sites on the Internet, or ask genealogical related questions before
the main program begins at 2 p.m., please visit http://www.jewishgen.org/jgsi or
phone (312) 666-0100.

JGSI Publicity Chairman,
Sandy Imyak


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JGS Illinois February 22, 2009 Meeting #general

chifamgen <chifamgen@...>
 

Date: Sunday, February 22, 2009 Time: 2:00 p.m.
Place: Temple Beth Israel, 3601 W. Dempster Street, Skokie, IL
Topic: German Jewish Genealogy and Assimilation into Chicago Life - Culture and
Cooking

Our guest speaker, Ellen Steinberg, has been asked by culinary historian Bruce
Kraig to research a new book on Midwest Jewish Foodways. Ellen is looking for
Jewish family recipes that have been handed down.how and when your family came to
the Midwest and any other information you have about these recipes. Please bring
copies to the meeting (include your name, address and email).

The JGSI meeting facilities at Temple Beth Israel will open at 12:30 p.m. to
accommodate members/guests who want to use our library materials, get help with
genealogy Web sites on the Internet, or ask genealogical related questions before
the main program begins at 2 p.m., please visit http://www.jewishgen.org/jgsi or
phone (312) 666-0100.

JGSI Publicity Chairman,
Sandy Imyak


Re: Genealogy software for Mac OS X #general

Doris Nabel <Moidame@...>
 

During the past week, several JewishGen Discussion Group readers have posted
questions regarding genealogy programs for Macintosh computers. I am writing to
share the existence of a resource which can prove very helpful.

Shortly before the IAJGS conference two and a half years ago, I sent a post to the
Salt Lake City 2007 digest asking, "Has a group for Mac users been suggested? Is
there interest...in meeting...to share insights/concerns about doing genealogical
research as members of yet another 'minority' group?!"

The immediate responses, and the interest of conference goers who joined our
informal gatherings, motivated creation of a yahoo group, gen-mac_users-schmoozers.
In order to protect participants >from undesirable postings, and spam, this is a
closed forum. You must be accepted into the group before you can post messages,
retrieve archived messages, access files, etc.

In Chicago, our Birds of A Feather (BOF) group was on the conference schedule, and
we had our first official meeting. This coming summer, gen-mac_users-schmoozers
will have its second official session in Philadelphia.

Please tell your local JGSs and/or other Mac users about gen-mac_users-schmoozers.
Newbies, mentors, and everyone in-between, are welcome to participate.

Anyone interested in more information, please respond privately.

Doris Loeb Nabel, JGSCT Publicity Chair & Webmaster,
gen-mac_users-schmoozers moderator
West Hartford, Connecticut, USA
www.jewishgen.org; Researcher Number 51143

BAER, Bruchsal; BLUMENTHAL, Joehlingen; BODENHEIMER, Waibstadt;GRUENEBAUM, Klein
Umstadt; HERZ, Dinslaken, Amsterdam, Israel;HEYMANN, Kamen, Dortmund, Haifa,
Shaar Hagolan; KAHN, Hetzbach; KATZ, Schmalnau, Haifa; LEVY, Ruhrort; LOEB,
Hainstadt, New Haven, CT, Kew Gardens, NY, Hallandale, FL; ODENHEIMER, Tairnbach,
Bruchsal, Wiesloch, Hanau; OPPENHEIMER, Sickenhofen; ROTHSCHILD, Sickenhofen,
Aschaffenburg; ROSENSTIEL, Waibstadt; RUETHENBURG, Ruethen, Paris; STERN,


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Genealogy software for Mac OS X #general

Doris Nabel <Moidame@...>
 

During the past week, several JewishGen Discussion Group readers have posted
questions regarding genealogy programs for Macintosh computers. I am writing to
share the existence of a resource which can prove very helpful.

Shortly before the IAJGS conference two and a half years ago, I sent a post to the
Salt Lake City 2007 digest asking, "Has a group for Mac users been suggested? Is
there interest...in meeting...to share insights/concerns about doing genealogical
research as members of yet another 'minority' group?!"

The immediate responses, and the interest of conference goers who joined our
informal gatherings, motivated creation of a yahoo group, gen-mac_users-schmoozers.
In order to protect participants >from undesirable postings, and spam, this is a
closed forum. You must be accepted into the group before you can post messages,
retrieve archived messages, access files, etc.

In Chicago, our Birds of A Feather (BOF) group was on the conference schedule, and
we had our first official meeting. This coming summer, gen-mac_users-schmoozers
will have its second official session in Philadelphia.

Please tell your local JGSs and/or other Mac users about gen-mac_users-schmoozers.
Newbies, mentors, and everyone in-between, are welcome to participate.

Anyone interested in more information, please respond privately.

Doris Loeb Nabel, JGSCT Publicity Chair & Webmaster,
gen-mac_users-schmoozers moderator
West Hartford, Connecticut, USA
www.jewishgen.org; Researcher Number 51143

BAER, Bruchsal; BLUMENTHAL, Joehlingen; BODENHEIMER, Waibstadt;GRUENEBAUM, Klein
Umstadt; HERZ, Dinslaken, Amsterdam, Israel;HEYMANN, Kamen, Dortmund, Haifa,
Shaar Hagolan; KAHN, Hetzbach; KATZ, Schmalnau, Haifa; LEVY, Ruhrort; LOEB,
Hainstadt, New Haven, CT, Kew Gardens, NY, Hallandale, FL; ODENHEIMER, Tairnbach,
Bruchsal, Wiesloch, Hanau; OPPENHEIMER, Sickenhofen; ROTHSCHILD, Sickenhofen,
Aschaffenburg; ROSENSTIEL, Waibstadt; RUETHENBURG, Ruethen, Paris; STERN,


Vital Records #general

Ljbialik@...
 

Generally death, marriage and birth records are also kept locally. If you knew
someone died in San Francisco, you could go to the SF Dep't. of Health for the
death certificate, or obtain it >from the California State Department of Health
Services in Sacramento. Same in other places. Some states restrict who can obtain
a certificate to closest family.

A handy booklet for all of this is put out by the U.S. Department of Health &
Human Services. "Where to Write for Vital Records."
http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/w2w.htm Available now on the Internet.

http://www.italiangen.org/ The Italian Genealogy Group lists the following
indices which includes all people, not just Italians.
http://www.germangenealogygroup.com/otherdb.stm also has these indices
Vital Records:
New York City Death Index 1891-1948; New York City Groom Consisting of:
Brooklyn 1864-1907; Manhattan1866-1907; New York; City Grooms All Boroughs1908-
1936

Suffolk County Marriage Index 1908-1935; Nassau County Marriage Index 1908-1935
New York City Brides Consisting of: Brooklyn 1871-1913, and 1931-1937; Bronx 1899-
1937; Queens 1904-1937; Manhattan1866-1937; Staten Island1898-1937

Early NYC Town Databases Births - Early Brooklyn & Queens 1/29/09; Marriages -
Brooklyn Deaths - Brooklyn & Queens; Veteran Discharges: Suffolk County 1890-2001
Future Database
Ship Lists:Incoming Passenger Ships 1820-1897 Future Database

Loren (Leib) Bialik
Bialik, Bialek, Byalick (Yampol, Radomyshl, Ukraine), cousin to Chaim Nachman
Bialik, Engelman and Wolodarsky (Tschpowitch), Stolnitsky/Stone (Warsaw,Poland)

From: Sally Bruckheimer <sallybruc@...>
In the US, Civil Registration, including Death certificates, are handled by the
states; so you would need to know what state the event happened. Laws by state
differ, and some, like New York, have specific rules - New York City has separate
archives for example - and a central archive where you can find certificates for
the whole state (except NYC).

MODERATOR NOTE: JewishGen InfoFiles is a great resource for how to find vital
records not only in the US but worldwide http://www.jewishgen.org/InfoFiles/#Vitals


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Vital Records #general

Ljbialik@...
 

Generally death, marriage and birth records are also kept locally. If you knew
someone died in San Francisco, you could go to the SF Dep't. of Health for the
death certificate, or obtain it >from the California State Department of Health
Services in Sacramento. Same in other places. Some states restrict who can obtain
a certificate to closest family.

A handy booklet for all of this is put out by the U.S. Department of Health &
Human Services. "Where to Write for Vital Records."
http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/w2w.htm Available now on the Internet.

http://www.italiangen.org/ The Italian Genealogy Group lists the following
indices which includes all people, not just Italians.
http://www.germangenealogygroup.com/otherdb.stm also has these indices
Vital Records:
New York City Death Index 1891-1948; New York City Groom Consisting of:
Brooklyn 1864-1907; Manhattan1866-1907; New York; City Grooms All Boroughs1908-
1936

Suffolk County Marriage Index 1908-1935; Nassau County Marriage Index 1908-1935
New York City Brides Consisting of: Brooklyn 1871-1913, and 1931-1937; Bronx 1899-
1937; Queens 1904-1937; Manhattan1866-1937; Staten Island1898-1937

Early NYC Town Databases Births - Early Brooklyn & Queens 1/29/09; Marriages -
Brooklyn Deaths - Brooklyn & Queens; Veteran Discharges: Suffolk County 1890-2001
Future Database
Ship Lists:Incoming Passenger Ships 1820-1897 Future Database

Loren (Leib) Bialik
Bialik, Bialek, Byalick (Yampol, Radomyshl, Ukraine), cousin to Chaim Nachman
Bialik, Engelman and Wolodarsky (Tschpowitch), Stolnitsky/Stone (Warsaw,Poland)

From: Sally Bruckheimer <sallybruc@...>
In the US, Civil Registration, including Death certificates, are handled by the
states; so you would need to know what state the event happened. Laws by state
differ, and some, like New York, have specific rules - New York City has separate
archives for example - and a central archive where you can find certificates for
the whole state (except NYC).

MODERATOR NOTE: JewishGen InfoFiles is a great resource for how to find vital
records not only in the US but worldwide http://www.jewishgen.org/InfoFiles/#Vitals


Re: Geneological Research in Metz, France #germany

Ernest Kallmann
 

Metz and the Moselle Departement was part of Germany >from 1871 to 1918.
The vital records for this period, as well as other official records,
are kept at the Departement Archives in Saint-Julien-l=E8s-Metz. It is
quite possible that Camilla LOEWY stayed in Metz for family reasons (e.g.
with a husband having a business, job or military) or for professional
reasons; in such case it could well have happened that during/after
World War I she returned to "interior" Germany and left no traces in Metz.

In order to get further, it would be useful to know the exact sources of
the information Sally Clement posted in Gersig Feb. 11 and to post the
query on Frenchsig.

Ernest Kallmann, Cercle de Genealogie Juive, Paris


German SIG #Germany RE: Geneological Research in Metz, France #germany

Ernest Kallmann
 

Metz and the Moselle Departement was part of Germany >from 1871 to 1918.
The vital records for this period, as well as other official records,
are kept at the Departement Archives in Saint-Julien-l=E8s-Metz. It is
quite possible that Camilla LOEWY stayed in Metz for family reasons (e.g.
with a husband having a business, job or military) or for professional
reasons; in such case it could well have happened that during/after
World War I she returned to "interior" Germany and left no traces in Metz.

In order to get further, it would be useful to know the exact sources of
the information Sally Clement posted in Gersig Feb. 11 and to post the
query on Frenchsig.

Ernest Kallmann, Cercle de Genealogie Juive, Paris


Re: Bobruisk Fundraising/Volunteering #belarus

Ruth Wilnai <ruth@...>
 

Dear Sharon!
Is there a list of surnames that I can see before I decide if
I have an interest in Bobruisk?

Ruth Wilnai
California


Belarus SIG #Belarus Re: Bobruisk Fundraising/Volunteering #belarus

Ruth Wilnai <ruth@...>
 

Dear Sharon!
Is there a list of surnames that I can see before I decide if
I have an interest in Bobruisk?

Ruth Wilnai
California


Re: Beer and Jews in Galicia #galicia

Pamela Weisberger <pweisberger@...>
 

Regarding my column in the latest issue of "The Galitzianer" where
I discuss a book, published in 1829 and accessible on GoogleBooks:
"Universal Geography: Or A Description of All Parts of the World
on a New Plan," which describes the beer found in Galician taverns
as "turbid vinegar" and our ancestors' possible reaction to this
criticism, Rivka Schirman writes:

"The truth is that, by 1829, there have been no Jewish tavern
owners or brewers in Galicia for at least 47 years ...
Indeed, in 1782, Joseph II's Toleranzpatent ("Act of Tolerance")
partially admitted Jews to numerous previously prohibited
professions and allowed them to hire Christian employees but still
forbade them >from owning leases of mills, inns, breweries and
estates. This would indicate that Jews lost their rights to
own/run taverns/inns/breweries (major occupation under Polish
sovereignty) as soon as Galicia was annexed to Austira (1772)."

While Rivka is technically correct, it would appear that some
Jews still had their hand in operating taverns and breweries under
the radar of the government. As with all prohibitions regarding
the production of alcohol, including our own in the United States
in the 1920s, the existence of these laws didn't mean the populace
complied or wouldn't engage in surreptitious ways to work around
these prohibitions.

A translation by Leona Rosenmeir of Ludwig Schneider's book, "Das
Kolonisationswerk Josefs II in Galizien," states:

"All these charters proved themselves to be protective measures
only on paper. The Jews understood it; despite these charters
they continued their dealings, because the people were used to
them and could not manage without them. Jews knew how to bypass
the prohibitions and surreptitiously obtained leases and
business through bribes." (Chapter 12, "The Colonization and the
Jewish Question," http://tinyurl.com/awc4d5)

Additionally, >from Kehilat Raysha Sefer Zikaron (the Rzeszow yizkor
book), chapter 7, "The History of the Jews of Rzeszow," translated
at http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/rzeszow/rze047.html :

"The prime occupations of the Jews of Rzeszow in the latter half
of the 18th century were: metal refining, leasing of liquor
stills and beer breweries, tavern keeping and owning banquet halls.
At the beginning of the Austrian administration they had
difficulties in this area, however in 1775, the situation changed
for the better and the Jews of Rzeszow received the rights of
leasing in return for annual fees. The lessees insured the
continuation of their rights and were careful that drinks should
not be imported >from outside the city. The government forbade the
owners of liquor stills and lessees of beer breweries to serve
drinks in their stills or breweries, however they were able to
sell their products in stores that were rented for such a purpose."

Therefore, one might infer that it is possible that in 1829, some
Jews might still have held responsibility for the production of
alcoholic beverages, including beer. Whether they might have been
insulted by the 1829 "review" of the quality of their product is
another matter altogether and entirely speculative.

Pamela Weisberger
President & Research Coordinator, Gesher Galicia
Santa Monica, CA

pweisberger@...


Going to Stanislawow and environs #galicia

Renate Krakauer
 

Hi, everyone,

I'll be going in June. My Polish cousin >from Warsaw who has found
me after 60 years will go with me, but I'd welcome any advice on
anything >from travel tips to research tips. For example, is it
better to set up all the travel between cities >from here or arrange
it >from there? Also, has anyone ever heard of a village called
Puzhniki near Stanislawow? I was hidden there for 18 months during
the war as a very young child and I haven't been able to find it
on any map. Incidentally, I haven't been able to find my Polish
rescuer or her sons either.

Thanks for any help you can provide!

Renate Krakauer
rkrakauer@...


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia RE: Beer and Jews in Galicia #galicia

Pamela Weisberger <pweisberger@...>
 

Regarding my column in the latest issue of "The Galitzianer" where
I discuss a book, published in 1829 and accessible on GoogleBooks:
"Universal Geography: Or A Description of All Parts of the World
on a New Plan," which describes the beer found in Galician taverns
as "turbid vinegar" and our ancestors' possible reaction to this
criticism, Rivka Schirman writes:

"The truth is that, by 1829, there have been no Jewish tavern
owners or brewers in Galicia for at least 47 years ...
Indeed, in 1782, Joseph II's Toleranzpatent ("Act of Tolerance")
partially admitted Jews to numerous previously prohibited
professions and allowed them to hire Christian employees but still
forbade them >from owning leases of mills, inns, breweries and
estates. This would indicate that Jews lost their rights to
own/run taverns/inns/breweries (major occupation under Polish
sovereignty) as soon as Galicia was annexed to Austira (1772)."

While Rivka is technically correct, it would appear that some
Jews still had their hand in operating taverns and breweries under
the radar of the government. As with all prohibitions regarding
the production of alcohol, including our own in the United States
in the 1920s, the existence of these laws didn't mean the populace
complied or wouldn't engage in surreptitious ways to work around
these prohibitions.

A translation by Leona Rosenmeir of Ludwig Schneider's book, "Das
Kolonisationswerk Josefs II in Galizien," states:

"All these charters proved themselves to be protective measures
only on paper. The Jews understood it; despite these charters
they continued their dealings, because the people were used to
them and could not manage without them. Jews knew how to bypass
the prohibitions and surreptitiously obtained leases and
business through bribes." (Chapter 12, "The Colonization and the
Jewish Question," http://tinyurl.com/awc4d5)

Additionally, >from Kehilat Raysha Sefer Zikaron (the Rzeszow yizkor
book), chapter 7, "The History of the Jews of Rzeszow," translated
at http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/rzeszow/rze047.html :

"The prime occupations of the Jews of Rzeszow in the latter half
of the 18th century were: metal refining, leasing of liquor
stills and beer breweries, tavern keeping and owning banquet halls.
At the beginning of the Austrian administration they had
difficulties in this area, however in 1775, the situation changed
for the better and the Jews of Rzeszow received the rights of
leasing in return for annual fees. The lessees insured the
continuation of their rights and were careful that drinks should
not be imported >from outside the city. The government forbade the
owners of liquor stills and lessees of beer breweries to serve
drinks in their stills or breweries, however they were able to
sell their products in stores that were rented for such a purpose."

Therefore, one might infer that it is possible that in 1829, some
Jews might still have held responsibility for the production of
alcoholic beverages, including beer. Whether they might have been
insulted by the 1829 "review" of the quality of their product is
another matter altogether and entirely speculative.

Pamela Weisberger
President & Research Coordinator, Gesher Galicia
Santa Monica, CA

pweisberger@...


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Going to Stanislawow and environs #galicia

Renate Krakauer
 

Hi, everyone,

I'll be going in June. My Polish cousin >from Warsaw who has found
me after 60 years will go with me, but I'd welcome any advice on
anything >from travel tips to research tips. For example, is it
better to set up all the travel between cities >from here or arrange
it >from there? Also, has anyone ever heard of a village called
Puzhniki near Stanislawow? I was hidden there for 18 months during
the war as a very young child and I haven't been able to find it
on any map. Incidentally, I haven't been able to find my Polish
rescuer or her sons either.

Thanks for any help you can provide!

Renate Krakauer
rkrakauer@...


Beer and Jews in Galicia #galicia

Rivka Schirman <capitetes@...>
 

In her article in the recent Galitizaner, Pamela Weisberger quotes
a travel account in Galicia dating 1829 in which the author
qualifies the beer in Galicia as "turbid vinegar," then she
comments that calling it so is "grounds for slander as far as I'm
concerned. Our tavern-owning ancestors might be rolling in their
graves."

The truth is that, by 1829, there have been no Jewish tavern
owners or brewers in Galicia for at least 47 years ...

Indeed, in 1782, Joseph II's Toleranzpatent ("Act of Tolerance")
partially admitted Jews to numerous previously prohibited
professions and allowed them to hire Christian employees but still
forbade them >from owning leases of mills, inns, breweries and
estates. This would indicate that Jews lost their rights to
own/run taverns/inns/breweries (major occupation under Polish
sovereignty) as soon as Galicia was annexed to Austria (1772).

Ferdinand I's constitution of April 1848 granted equal rights and
civil liberties to all social groups but did not abolish all
Jewish restrictions and taxes. Likewise, Franz Joseph's
constitution of 1849 allowed Jews to buy real estate, but, only 2
years later (in the end of 1851) the same Franz Joseph abolished
his own constitution and Jews of Galicia again lost the right to
buy land. In fact, Jews were only allowed to own taverns again
from 1859 and on. And then, in 1911, the same Franz Joseph decreed
that Jews were forbidden to sell alcoholic beverages.

All in all, then, our ancetros could have been brewers and/or
tavern owners/leasers in Galicia under Polish rule with no
problems >from the authorities. Under Austrian rule they were only
allowed to run and/or own taverns and/or breweries for three years
(between 1848 and 1851) then for another 52 years (between 1859
and 1911). Consequently, the quality of the beer in 1829 would not
make any of our ancestors turn in their grave as they were, by no
means, responsible for it.

Cheers,

Rivka Schirman nee Moscisker
Paris, France
Searching: MOSCISKER >from Brody, Budzynin, Buczacz, Okopy
Szwietej Trojce, Krakow, Lwow), WEISSMANN and REINSTEIN >from
Okopy Szwietej Trojce (Borszczow, Tarnopol)


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Beer and Jews in Galicia #galicia

Rivka Schirman <capitetes@...>
 

In her article in the recent Galitizaner, Pamela Weisberger quotes
a travel account in Galicia dating 1829 in which the author
qualifies the beer in Galicia as "turbid vinegar," then she
comments that calling it so is "grounds for slander as far as I'm
concerned. Our tavern-owning ancestors might be rolling in their
graves."

The truth is that, by 1829, there have been no Jewish tavern
owners or brewers in Galicia for at least 47 years ...

Indeed, in 1782, Joseph II's Toleranzpatent ("Act of Tolerance")
partially admitted Jews to numerous previously prohibited
professions and allowed them to hire Christian employees but still
forbade them >from owning leases of mills, inns, breweries and
estates. This would indicate that Jews lost their rights to
own/run taverns/inns/breweries (major occupation under Polish
sovereignty) as soon as Galicia was annexed to Austria (1772).

Ferdinand I's constitution of April 1848 granted equal rights and
civil liberties to all social groups but did not abolish all
Jewish restrictions and taxes. Likewise, Franz Joseph's
constitution of 1849 allowed Jews to buy real estate, but, only 2
years later (in the end of 1851) the same Franz Joseph abolished
his own constitution and Jews of Galicia again lost the right to
buy land. In fact, Jews were only allowed to own taverns again
from 1859 and on. And then, in 1911, the same Franz Joseph decreed
that Jews were forbidden to sell alcoholic beverages.

All in all, then, our ancetros could have been brewers and/or
tavern owners/leasers in Galicia under Polish rule with no
problems >from the authorities. Under Austrian rule they were only
allowed to run and/or own taverns and/or breweries for three years
(between 1848 and 1851) then for another 52 years (between 1859
and 1911). Consequently, the quality of the beer in 1829 would not
make any of our ancestors turn in their grave as they were, by no
means, responsible for it.

Cheers,

Rivka Schirman nee Moscisker
Paris, France
Searching: MOSCISKER >from Brody, Budzynin, Buczacz, Okopy
Szwietej Trojce, Krakow, Lwow), WEISSMANN and REINSTEIN >from
Okopy Szwietej Trojce (Borszczow, Tarnopol)


The Galitzianer - February 2009 Issue Details #galicia

Pamela Weisberger <pweisberger@...>
 

The February 2009 issue of "The Galitzianer" has just been
published and distributed. It contains the following articles:

o The Research Corner (including projects and IAJGS conference
updates) - Pamela Weisberger

o Gesher Galicia, Inc., Governance Changes - Introducing the new
GG board of directors and advisory board

o Kolomyya Update - Alan Weiser

o December 2008 Research in Ukraine - Karen Roekard (detailing
Karen's extensive, hands-on research in the Lviv Historical
Archives)

o More Galician Directories Searchable Online - Logan Joseph
Kleinwaks (new tools and resources for reasearching your
Galician ancestors)

o Galician Food, Glorious Food - Suzan Wynne (>from gribenes
to kishkas!)

o LDS Microfilms >from Lviv Central State Historical Archives
Available - Mark Halpern (with an updated table of these records)

o Cadastral Map & Landowner Records Research at Central State
Historical Archive L'viv (with four tables)

0 Summary Report on Cadastral Map & Landowner Records Research -
Brian J. Lenius

o Cadastral Map & Landowner Records Project, Phase 2, 2008,
Orders Received and Copied - Brian J. Lenius

o Cadastral Map & Landowner Records Project, Inventory of
Cadastral Maps (Partial 2007 & 2008) - Brian J. Lenius

o Table Cadastral Map & Landowner Records Project, Inventory of
Land and Other Records (Partial 2007 & 2008) - Brian J. Lenius

Note that the cadastral map tables will be posted on the Gesher
Galicia website shortly and will also be emailed to all project
contributors, but if you are a member of Gesher Galicia or join
now, you can receive this quarterly journal, which is membership
benefit. You can choose to receive a paper copy or have the
journal sent to you electronically. Current issues of "The
Galitzianer" are not sold by single issue and are only available
via membership which entitles you to a one year subscription.

For more information go to:

http://www.jewishgen.org/galicia/join_gg.html

http://www.jewishgen.org/galicia/newsletter.html

Pamela Weisberger
President & Research Coordinator
Gesher Galicia
pweisberger@...


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia The Galitzianer - February 2009 Issue Details #galicia

Pamela Weisberger <pweisberger@...>
 

The February 2009 issue of "The Galitzianer" has just been
published and distributed. It contains the following articles:

o The Research Corner (including projects and IAJGS conference
updates) - Pamela Weisberger

o Gesher Galicia, Inc., Governance Changes - Introducing the new
GG board of directors and advisory board

o Kolomyya Update - Alan Weiser

o December 2008 Research in Ukraine - Karen Roekard (detailing
Karen's extensive, hands-on research in the Lviv Historical
Archives)

o More Galician Directories Searchable Online - Logan Joseph
Kleinwaks (new tools and resources for reasearching your
Galician ancestors)

o Galician Food, Glorious Food - Suzan Wynne (>from gribenes
to kishkas!)

o LDS Microfilms >from Lviv Central State Historical Archives
Available - Mark Halpern (with an updated table of these records)

o Cadastral Map & Landowner Records Research at Central State
Historical Archive L'viv (with four tables)

0 Summary Report on Cadastral Map & Landowner Records Research -
Brian J. Lenius

o Cadastral Map & Landowner Records Project, Phase 2, 2008,
Orders Received and Copied - Brian J. Lenius

o Cadastral Map & Landowner Records Project, Inventory of
Cadastral Maps (Partial 2007 & 2008) - Brian J. Lenius

o Table Cadastral Map & Landowner Records Project, Inventory of
Land and Other Records (Partial 2007 & 2008) - Brian J. Lenius

Note that the cadastral map tables will be posted on the Gesher
Galicia website shortly and will also be emailed to all project
contributors, but if you are a member of Gesher Galicia or join
now, you can receive this quarterly journal, which is membership
benefit. You can choose to receive a paper copy or have the
journal sent to you electronically. Current issues of "The
Galitzianer" are not sold by single issue and are only available
via membership which entitles you to a one year subscription.

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http://www.jewishgen.org/galicia/newsletter.html

Pamela Weisberger
President & Research Coordinator
Gesher Galicia
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Cemetery Records #austria-czech

andrea steckerl <geneagirl64@...>
 

Hello fellow siggers,

I am researching my grandfather Arthur STECKERL. He died in May 18,1916 am Steinhof.
I have written to the Kriegdarchiv to get what info I can . He was a Wachtmeister
in Traintruppe II in Lemberg. Would the Zentralfriedhof have any particulars on
his death??? I am wondering because the hospital am Steinhof was for mentally ill
patients!!! Lemberg is so far away (Galicia) >from Vienna,that if he was wounded
why bring him all of the way back to Vienna >from the Ukraine???
Also, since all of my relatives are deceased, how is the grave is paid for?? Does
anyone know if the deceased >from the WWI are in a particular location? My
grandfather is in TorI,Gruppe 76B,Reihe 3Runde, Grab Nr 5A....
Thanks,
Andrea Steckerl
Belmont,MA

researching: Steckerl(Misslitz),Berger(Sumeg,Hung.),Weiss(Graz),Fischer(Nikolsburg)
,Jelinek(Cernici,Czech.Rep.).


Jewish Orchestra in Prague #austria-czech

Amira Kohn-Trattner <amira.kt5@...>
 

Hello Everyone,

My cousin found a program of the Symphonisches Konzert
Des Judischen Orchesters or in Czech: Symfonicky Koncert Zidovskeho
Orchestru >from April lst, 1930 8:30 P.M. in a Concert Hall (unclear which
one). The Conductor was my uncle Walter KOHN (later in Israel
he changed his name to Yehuda Walter COHEN) and the Soloist was Paul (Pavel)
GRUNFELD.
The program included Beethoven, Handel, Mozart, Rossini and after the
intermission Beethoven Symphony No. 1 Op.21.

Does anyone know about the existence of a Jewish Orchestra in Prague in the 1930's
and perhaps even earlier? Thanks.

Amira Kohn-Trattner
New York, N.Y.