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Fw: Southern African Research names #southafrica

Beryl. B <balden@...>
 

I found the underneath site whilst "surfing the web"
which is very interesting.

People have sent in names and e-mail addresses
as well as giving their places of Genealogy interest
which has been added to this site in Alphabetical
Order.

If you are interested then open up:

http://home.global.co.za/~mercon/surnames.htm

Beryl Baleson
Israel.
balden@zahav.net.il


South Africa SIG #SouthAfrica Fw: Southern African Research names #southafrica

Beryl. B <balden@...>
 

I found the underneath site whilst "surfing the web"
which is very interesting.

People have sent in names and e-mail addresses
as well as giving their places of Genealogy interest
which has been added to this site in Alphabetical
Order.

If you are interested then open up:

http://home.global.co.za/~mercon/surnames.htm

Beryl Baleson
Israel.
balden@zahav.net.il


Property Records in Warsaw and Elsewhere #poland

Abuwasta Abuwasta
 

The best way to start is to check the Polish Business Directories
(The 1929 is on the JRI-Poland website www.jri-poland.org).
If the business was listed you will find the address and you may take
it >from there.

Good Luck
Jacob Rosen
Jerusalem


JRI Poland #Poland Property Records in Warsaw and Elsewhere #poland

Abuwasta Abuwasta
 

The best way to start is to check the Polish Business Directories
(The 1929 is on the JRI-Poland website www.jri-poland.org).
If the business was listed you will find the address and you may take
it >from there.

Good Luck
Jacob Rosen
Jerusalem


Yiddish Schools in Communist Countries #poland

Abuwasta Abuwasta
 

May I add my small own contribution:
Between in 1955-6 I attended a Jewish school in
Walbrzych(formerly Waldenburg) in Lower
Silesia(nowadays Poland).It was a state school with
Polish as a main language and 4 weekly hours of
Yiddish >from the 1st class (which I attended).The
school was named after Yitzhak Leibush Peretz.The
Yiddish simple poems we learnt glorified Stalin. I
know of a similar school in Wroclaw(Breslau) named
after Shalom Aleichem which operated at least until
1968.
It did not help,we ended up in the Zionist State but I
still remember some Yiddish...

Jacob Rosen
Jerusalem


JRI Poland #Poland Yiddish Schools in Communist Countries #poland

Abuwasta Abuwasta
 

May I add my small own contribution:
Between in 1955-6 I attended a Jewish school in
Walbrzych(formerly Waldenburg) in Lower
Silesia(nowadays Poland).It was a state school with
Polish as a main language and 4 weekly hours of
Yiddish >from the 1st class (which I attended).The
school was named after Yitzhak Leibush Peretz.The
Yiddish simple poems we learnt glorified Stalin. I
know of a similar school in Wroclaw(Breslau) named
after Shalom Aleichem which operated at least until
1968.
It did not help,we ended up in the Zionist State but I
still remember some Yiddish...

Jacob Rosen
Jerusalem


Records of Siemiatycze #poland

robert goldstein <robertg@...>
 

About a year ago I saw a notice that the Belarus State Archives in
Grodno has Russian Revision Lists for Bialystok, Bielsk, and Sokolka
Uyezds of Grodno Gubernia, which covers all the towns in our region
that was once in Grodno Gubernia.

The Belarus SIG has an inventory of these records. I checked in this
inventory and saw that the Revision List for Siemiatycze was included in
the collection. As I understand it, this collection has not been either
translated or indexed. Have any researchers had any success in accessing
any of these records?


Joan Moskowitz Goldstein
Jerusalem, Israel (formerly New York City)
Email replies to joan@rgoldstein.com

Researching descendants of :
GUTMAN, BASCH of Siemiatycze of Bialystok Gubernia (now Poland).
MORSCHOVITZ, RABINOWITZ of Glazmanka (Gostini) Vitebsk Gubernia
(now Latvia).


BialyGen: Bialystok Region #Bialystok #Poland Records of Siemiatycze #poland

robert goldstein <robertg@...>
 

About a year ago I saw a notice that the Belarus State Archives in
Grodno has Russian Revision Lists for Bialystok, Bielsk, and Sokolka
Uyezds of Grodno Gubernia, which covers all the towns in our region
that was once in Grodno Gubernia.

The Belarus SIG has an inventory of these records. I checked in this
inventory and saw that the Revision List for Siemiatycze was included in
the collection. As I understand it, this collection has not been either
translated or indexed. Have any researchers had any success in accessing
any of these records?


Joan Moskowitz Goldstein
Jerusalem, Israel (formerly New York City)
Email replies to joan@rgoldstein.com

Researching descendants of :
GUTMAN, BASCH of Siemiatycze of Bialystok Gubernia (now Poland).
MORSCHOVITZ, RABINOWITZ of Glazmanka (Gostini) Vitebsk Gubernia
(now Latvia).


ANY POZNANSKIS? #poland

Karyn Posner-Mullen <kpm555@...>
 

Dear BialyGen readers:

I am a new reader on the site and am lookiing forward to meeting as many of
you as possible this summer in New York.

My name is Karyn Posner, but I learned about 2 years ago that my family had
emigrated >from Bialystok to New York in about 1904-05 and that my name is
actually Poznanski. My paternal grandfather, Jacob Posner (Poznanski) was
one of 12 siblings -- 6 brothers and 6 sisters. I have a sketchy family
tree, and found one of his sisters, Rosa Poznanski, emigrated on the ship
ROTTERDAM on Aug 30, 1904. It would be wonderful to know if any of you have
Posner or Poznanski in your own family trees.

I've had a very interesting time researching all this, as I currently live
in Budapest, Hungary (I am an American diplomat at the Embassy), and being
in Central Europe has made it very easy for me to get to Poznan, Lodz,
Warsaw and, of course, Bialystok -- the latter several times. I have been
in touch with Mark Halpern, who has been wonderful, as well as met with Lucy
several times. She is the Bialystoker who is working hard to rehabiliate
the cemetery there, as well as make sure the City remembers its Jewish
citizens. I participated in the very moving ceremony that Bialystok
held on Aug 16, 2005 to commemorate the 62nd anniversary of the ghetto
uprising. Lucy was very involved in making that happen.

I wish all of you Shanah Tovah!

Sincerely,
Karyn Posner


BialyGen: Bialystok Region #Bialystok #Poland ANY POZNANSKIS? #poland

Karyn Posner-Mullen <kpm555@...>
 

Dear BialyGen readers:

I am a new reader on the site and am lookiing forward to meeting as many of
you as possible this summer in New York.

My name is Karyn Posner, but I learned about 2 years ago that my family had
emigrated >from Bialystok to New York in about 1904-05 and that my name is
actually Poznanski. My paternal grandfather, Jacob Posner (Poznanski) was
one of 12 siblings -- 6 brothers and 6 sisters. I have a sketchy family
tree, and found one of his sisters, Rosa Poznanski, emigrated on the ship
ROTTERDAM on Aug 30, 1904. It would be wonderful to know if any of you have
Posner or Poznanski in your own family trees.

I've had a very interesting time researching all this, as I currently live
in Budapest, Hungary (I am an American diplomat at the Embassy), and being
in Central Europe has made it very easy for me to get to Poznan, Lodz,
Warsaw and, of course, Bialystok -- the latter several times. I have been
in touch with Mark Halpern, who has been wonderful, as well as met with Lucy
several times. She is the Bialystoker who is working hard to rehabiliate
the cemetery there, as well as make sure the City remembers its Jewish
citizens. I participated in the very moving ceremony that Bialystok
held on Aug 16, 2005 to commemorate the 62nd anniversary of the ghetto
uprising. Lucy was very involved in making that happen.

I wish all of you Shanah Tovah!

Sincerely,
Karyn Posner


Pinsk and vicinity Memorial meeting in NYC #belarus

Itzhak Epstein <itzhak.epstein@...>
 

I got the a postcard that:

PINSKERS FRIENDS ASSOCIATION 63rd anniversary of the destruction of
the Jewish communities of Pinsk and the surrounding towns.

MEMORIAL MEETING
Community Room
345 Eighth Avenue
New York, NY
(Entrance is at the South end of the building, at West 27th Street.
Sign on door says 343 Eighth Avenue).
on Sunday, November 13, 2005 at 1:30 P.M. .........................

There is usually a similar memorial meeting in Tel Aviv, but I do not
have the details.

Itzhak Epstein New York, NY
<mailto:itzhak.epstein@earthlink.net>


Belarus SIG #Belarus Pinsk and vicinity Memorial meeting in NYC #belarus

Itzhak Epstein <itzhak.epstein@...>
 

I got the a postcard that:

PINSKERS FRIENDS ASSOCIATION 63rd anniversary of the destruction of
the Jewish communities of Pinsk and the surrounding towns.

MEMORIAL MEETING
Community Room
345 Eighth Avenue
New York, NY
(Entrance is at the South end of the building, at West 27th Street.
Sign on door says 343 Eighth Avenue).
on Sunday, November 13, 2005 at 1:30 P.M. .........................

There is usually a similar memorial meeting in Tel Aviv, but I do not
have the details.

Itzhak Epstein New York, NY
<mailto:itzhak.epstein@earthlink.net>


Jewish Colonization Association in Romania #romania

Mark Vigder <mark.vigder@...>
 

I was wondering if anyone had any knowledge of the activities of Baron
de Hirsch and the Jewish Colonization Association, particularly relating
to their operations in Romania. According to the jewishencyclopedia.com,
starting in 1899 the JCA helped about 20,000 people leave Romania for
agricultural colonies in Canada and Argentina. I'd also welcome any
personal family histories about people leaving Romania to join these
colonies.

Mark Vigder
Ottawa, Canada

Researching: VIGDER, WIGDER, WIGDOR
BOLOCAN, BOLOKAN, BALACAN
TARASOFF, HOLOBOFF


Romania SIG #Romania Jewish Colonization Association in Romania #romania

Mark Vigder <mark.vigder@...>
 

I was wondering if anyone had any knowledge of the activities of Baron
de Hirsch and the Jewish Colonization Association, particularly relating
to their operations in Romania. According to the jewishencyclopedia.com,
starting in 1899 the JCA helped about 20,000 people leave Romania for
agricultural colonies in Canada and Argentina. I'd also welcome any
personal family histories about people leaving Romania to join these
colonies.

Mark Vigder
Ottawa, Canada

Researching: VIGDER, WIGDER, WIGDOR
BOLOCAN, BOLOKAN, BALACAN
TARASOFF, HOLOBOFF


Re: RICHON in Switzerland #general

Gal A. Buki <buki@...>
 

Hi Stephen

You could check the phone book:
http://tel.search.ch/result.html?name=Richon

If you want to search for Suisse romande try to query the cantons FR,
GE, VD, NE, VS.

Best regards
Gal Buki

Stephen Warshall wrote:

I am looking into the ancestry of Jules RICHON, born in
Switzerland in about 1847, who emigrated to the US in 1870. His
descendants think he may have been Jewish, but there is no
strong evidence, positive or negative.

Has any JewishGenner encountered this surname in Swiss
records, particularly in the Suisse romande (since the family was
French-speaking)?

Any leads would be much appreciated.

Stephen Warshall
Gloucester MA

MODERATOR NOTE: You may also want to join the French Special
Interest Group (SIG)whose prime objective is to provide a forum for questions,
exchange of information and discussion of matters involved in doing Jewish
genealogical research in France, other French-speaking areas such as Belgium,
Luxembourg and Switzerland, and in former French colonies such as Tunisia,
Algeria, etc. and post your message to the French-SIG Discussion Group.
You can find out more at: http://www.jewishgen.org/French/


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: RICHON in Switzerland #general

Gal A. Buki <buki@...>
 

Hi Stephen

You could check the phone book:
http://tel.search.ch/result.html?name=Richon

If you want to search for Suisse romande try to query the cantons FR,
GE, VD, NE, VS.

Best regards
Gal Buki

Stephen Warshall wrote:

I am looking into the ancestry of Jules RICHON, born in
Switzerland in about 1847, who emigrated to the US in 1870. His
descendants think he may have been Jewish, but there is no
strong evidence, positive or negative.

Has any JewishGenner encountered this surname in Swiss
records, particularly in the Suisse romande (since the family was
French-speaking)?

Any leads would be much appreciated.

Stephen Warshall
Gloucester MA

MODERATOR NOTE: You may also want to join the French Special
Interest Group (SIG)whose prime objective is to provide a forum for questions,
exchange of information and discussion of matters involved in doing Jewish
genealogical research in France, other French-speaking areas such as Belgium,
Luxembourg and Switzerland, and in former French colonies such as Tunisia,
Algeria, etc. and post your message to the French-SIG Discussion Group.
You can find out more at: http://www.jewishgen.org/French/


Jewish Week article on Bayside Cemetery #general

Renee Steinig <rsteinig@...>
 

A cover story in the Oct. 21, 2005, issue of New York's Jewish Week is
headlined, "Shul Silent On Cemetery Database." It discusses the work of
Shane Wamsley, a Salt Lake City Mormon, to organize a cleanup of Bayside
Cemetery in Ozone Park, Queens, and to compile a database of its burials.
According to the article, the cemetery dates back to 1842 and has
approximately 35,000 graves.

The article, which appears online at

http://thejewishweek.com/news/newscontent.php3?artid=11569

mentions JOWBR (the JewishGen Online Worldwide Burial Registry) and quotes
JewishGenners Eden Joachim and Florence Marmor, as well as Bob Friedman of
the Center for Jewish History.

Renee

Renee Steinig
RSteinig@suffolk.lib.ny.us


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Jewish Week article on Bayside Cemetery #general

Renee Steinig <rsteinig@...>
 

A cover story in the Oct. 21, 2005, issue of New York's Jewish Week is
headlined, "Shul Silent On Cemetery Database." It discusses the work of
Shane Wamsley, a Salt Lake City Mormon, to organize a cleanup of Bayside
Cemetery in Ozone Park, Queens, and to compile a database of its burials.
According to the article, the cemetery dates back to 1842 and has
approximately 35,000 graves.

The article, which appears online at

http://thejewishweek.com/news/newscontent.php3?artid=11569

mentions JOWBR (the JewishGen Online Worldwide Burial Registry) and quotes
JewishGenners Eden Joachim and Florence Marmor, as well as Bob Friedman of
the Center for Jewish History.

Renee

Renee Steinig
RSteinig@suffolk.lib.ny.us


Re: Lost Landsmanshaften #general

phylliskramer1@...
 

To add to the posting yesterday regarding finding lost landsmanshaften:

1. The Cemetery database is JOWBR...JewishGen Online WorldWide Burial Registry....
a JewishGen project (just a reminder....we are all on the JewishGen discussion
list....and, JewishGen need volunteers to enter a great deal of accumulated
data...go to the JewishGen home page...click on volunteers or go to
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/Submit.htm )

2. The NY JGS (ada green) has organized wonderful databases of landsmanshaften
information at
http://home.att.net/~landsmanshaft/ (this is the same volunteer organization
that is bringing us the 2006 conference in NYC next summer)

3. The YIVO in NYC has files on many of these landsmanshaften, but you need to go
there in person to peruse the files and they are often in yiddish. A list of
these files is at
http://home.att.net/~landsmanshaft/yivo.htm

4. There is a Jewishgen infofile on landsmanshaften, its slightly out of date but
interesting, nonetheless...http://www.jewishgen.org/InfoFiles/landshaf.txt
--
Happy Hunting!
Phyllis Kramer, Wilton, Conn & Palm Beach, Fla
PhyllisKramer1@att.net, researching (mostly Galicia):
STECHER, TRACHMAN,>from Zmigrod, Dukla, Krosno
KRAMER, BEIM, WISNER >from Jasienica
SCHEINER, KANDEL, SCHIMMEL >from Strzyzow, Dubiecko
LINDNER, EICHEL >from Rohatyn (also Iasi, Romania)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Lost Landsmanshaften #general

phylliskramer1@...
 

To add to the posting yesterday regarding finding lost landsmanshaften:

1. The Cemetery database is JOWBR...JewishGen Online WorldWide Burial Registry....
a JewishGen project (just a reminder....we are all on the JewishGen discussion
list....and, JewishGen need volunteers to enter a great deal of accumulated
data...go to the JewishGen home page...click on volunteers or go to
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/Submit.htm )

2. The NY JGS (ada green) has organized wonderful databases of landsmanshaften
information at
http://home.att.net/~landsmanshaft/ (this is the same volunteer organization
that is bringing us the 2006 conference in NYC next summer)

3. The YIVO in NYC has files on many of these landsmanshaften, but you need to go
there in person to peruse the files and they are often in yiddish. A list of
these files is at
http://home.att.net/~landsmanshaft/yivo.htm

4. There is a Jewishgen infofile on landsmanshaften, its slightly out of date but
interesting, nonetheless...http://www.jewishgen.org/InfoFiles/landshaf.txt
--
Happy Hunting!
Phyllis Kramer, Wilton, Conn & Palm Beach, Fla
PhyllisKramer1@att.net, researching (mostly Galicia):
STECHER, TRACHMAN,>from Zmigrod, Dukla, Krosno
KRAMER, BEIM, WISNER >from Jasienica
SCHEINER, KANDEL, SCHIMMEL >from Strzyzow, Dubiecko
LINDNER, EICHEL >from Rohatyn (also Iasi, Romania)