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A new Project Fund on the Rom-SIG site - Storojinets #romania

baruch@...
 

Rosanne, all,

I'm glad to read about your project in Storojinets and would like to inform
you about the World Organization of Bukovina Jews project we run, with a
similar goal, but with a different focus.

Our project mission is to take care (Locate, Document, Restore and Preserve)
of the heritage sites of former Jewish residents of Bukovina and their
descendants: Jewish cemeteries, Holocaust mass-graves, synagogues, Holocaust
memorials, Holocaust related places such as concentration camps, ghettos and
mass execution sites - in the territories of Bukovina, Transnistria (between
the rivers Dniester and Bug, to where Bukovina Jews were deported by the
Romanian occupiers in 1941-1944 (now Ukraine) and Moldova - places on their
deportation route.
You can find information about it at:
http://www.eylonconsulting.com/bukovina/ .
In July 2016 we have started a pilot project and surveyed 12 heritage sites
in the Storojinets area. One of those was the Jewish Cemetery in
Storojinets.
Our findings were similar to what Rosanne describes below.
Please see our survey report and an additional post at:
http://gazpacho.netalizer.co.il/gazpacho5.5.1-2/#/public-report/5572214/1799
2/3W1VDSO8TO?l=he-il
and at: http://www.eylonconsulting.com/bukovina/blog/?p=1422

We'll be more than glad to add the information you'll gather in our website,
under storojinets.

For more information, please feel free to contact me.

All the best, Baruch Eylon
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Subject: A new Project Fund on the Rom-SIG site - Storojinets!
From: Rosanne Leeson <rdleeson@comcast.net>
Date: Thu, 25 Aug 2016 19:47:16 -0700
X-Message-Number: 1

Dear fellow Rom-SIGgers,

An important new project has been announced by Brooke Schreier Ganz, to
clean up and document the Jewish cemetery in Storojinets formerly in
Bukovina, now Stororzhynets in Ukraine. It is only 12 miles/20km southwest
of Czernowitz (Chernivtsi).

No 18th or 19th Jewish century records are known to have survived >from here,
just a few early 20th century ones. But the cemetery has 18th, 19th and
20th century burials, and it is in decent shape. Smaller Bukovinian towns
may have also used this cemetery.

Brooke's project is raising money to document it all, photograph and
transcribe everything. They are raising money. All photos and data will be
made available as public domain, and will also be sent to JOWBR, and anyone
else who wants it! Student interns >from the Chernivtsi Museum of History
and Culture of Bukovinian Jews are doing the work, riding 45 minutes to the
site. They will be taking at least 2 photos of every tombstone, and will
even mark the locations on a newly-created map of the whole cemetery
(section,row,number).

The newer half of the cemetery is in very good shape, but the older half is
full of weeds. The money needed to be raised (about $2000.) will be to pay
for the clean up of the weedy area, and also includes the cost of eventual
transcription/translation work. And all donations are tax deductible
through JewishGen! Here is the link to the Rom-SIG JewishGen-erosity site
so you can make those donations to the Storojinets Cemetery Documentation
Project :

http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=20


Rosanne Leeson
Coordinator Rom-SIG


Romania SIG #Romania A new Project Fund on the Rom-SIG site - Storojinets #romania

baruch@...
 

Rosanne, all,

I'm glad to read about your project in Storojinets and would like to inform
you about the World Organization of Bukovina Jews project we run, with a
similar goal, but with a different focus.

Our project mission is to take care (Locate, Document, Restore and Preserve)
of the heritage sites of former Jewish residents of Bukovina and their
descendants: Jewish cemeteries, Holocaust mass-graves, synagogues, Holocaust
memorials, Holocaust related places such as concentration camps, ghettos and
mass execution sites - in the territories of Bukovina, Transnistria (between
the rivers Dniester and Bug, to where Bukovina Jews were deported by the
Romanian occupiers in 1941-1944 (now Ukraine) and Moldova - places on their
deportation route.
You can find information about it at:
http://www.eylonconsulting.com/bukovina/ .
In July 2016 we have started a pilot project and surveyed 12 heritage sites
in the Storojinets area. One of those was the Jewish Cemetery in
Storojinets.
Our findings were similar to what Rosanne describes below.
Please see our survey report and an additional post at:
http://gazpacho.netalizer.co.il/gazpacho5.5.1-2/#/public-report/5572214/1799
2/3W1VDSO8TO?l=he-il
and at: http://www.eylonconsulting.com/bukovina/blog/?p=1422

We'll be more than glad to add the information you'll gather in our website,
under storojinets.

For more information, please feel free to contact me.

All the best, Baruch Eylon
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Subject: A new Project Fund on the Rom-SIG site - Storojinets!
From: Rosanne Leeson <rdleeson@comcast.net>
Date: Thu, 25 Aug 2016 19:47:16 -0700
X-Message-Number: 1

Dear fellow Rom-SIGgers,

An important new project has been announced by Brooke Schreier Ganz, to
clean up and document the Jewish cemetery in Storojinets formerly in
Bukovina, now Stororzhynets in Ukraine. It is only 12 miles/20km southwest
of Czernowitz (Chernivtsi).

No 18th or 19th Jewish century records are known to have survived >from here,
just a few early 20th century ones. But the cemetery has 18th, 19th and
20th century burials, and it is in decent shape. Smaller Bukovinian towns
may have also used this cemetery.

Brooke's project is raising money to document it all, photograph and
transcribe everything. They are raising money. All photos and data will be
made available as public domain, and will also be sent to JOWBR, and anyone
else who wants it! Student interns >from the Chernivtsi Museum of History
and Culture of Bukovinian Jews are doing the work, riding 45 minutes to the
site. They will be taking at least 2 photos of every tombstone, and will
even mark the locations on a newly-created map of the whole cemetery
(section,row,number).

The newer half of the cemetery is in very good shape, but the older half is
full of weeds. The money needed to be raised (about $2000.) will be to pay
for the clean up of the weedy area, and also includes the cost of eventual
transcription/translation work. And all donations are tax deductible
through JewishGen! Here is the link to the Rom-SIG JewishGen-erosity site
so you can make those donations to the Storojinets Cemetery Documentation
Project :

http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=20


Rosanne Leeson
Coordinator Rom-SIG


Jachowicz patronymic #general

David Dubin <davidmdubin@...>
 

Hi all.
An ancestor is named Blima MITTELMACHER in some records, and Blima
Jachowitz in others. I suspect the latter is a patronymic, but what
father's name leads to Jachowicz? Jakov comes to mind, but it sounds
wrong, not to mention Jakob patronymics of JAKOBOWICZ & JANKIELOWCZ
already filling that function.
Thank you.
David Dubin
Teaneck, NJ
Researching: NUSYNOWICZ


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Jachowicz patronymic #general

David Dubin <davidmdubin@...>
 

Hi all.
An ancestor is named Blima MITTELMACHER in some records, and Blima
Jachowitz in others. I suspect the latter is a patronymic, but what
father's name leads to Jachowicz? Jakov comes to mind, but it sounds
wrong, not to mention Jakob patronymics of JAKOBOWICZ & JANKIELOWCZ
already filling that function.
Thank you.
David Dubin
Teaneck, NJ
Researching: NUSYNOWICZ


Final word from the Seattle 2016 Conference #usa

Janette Silverman <cochairs@...>
 

If you attended the Conference, did you get to every session you wanted
to see? Did you hear buzz about sessions you wish you had been to? What
about the one that created an Aha! moment you want to recapture (like
Devin Naar's keynote or Judy Russell's banquet talk)?

You still can subscribe to the LIVE! on-demand service that will let you
watch many of the best sessions of the past week after you get home. You
can subscribe on line, for 90 days of on-demand viewing for $179.
On-demand viewing is good through 12 November 2016

To subscribe, go to the Attendee Service Center, log in, select Buy
LIVE!, Edit your account, and click Continue to the page with the LIVE!
Full Add On check box. Check it and continue to the confirmation and
payment pages. The Attendee Service Center will remain open next week,
but don't procrastinate, because we will have to close it soon.

For those who did not register for the Conference, please give us a
chance to regroup for a couple of days. Then, beginning 15 August, go
to the New Registration page at
https://s4.goeshow.com/iajgs/annual/2016/registration_form.cfm
We don't know how long we can keep that page open, so please do it
before August 19.

Janette Silverman
Conference Co-Chair
on behalf of
Harvey Kabaker
Registration chair


JewishGen Education Class Sept 9-30 #usa

Nancy Holden
 

JewishGen offers the popular class, Brick Wall or Dead End?, starting
September 9 for researchers who are at a standstill in their research
and need new ideas.

Frustrated and at a Loss ? Are you at a Dead End or just experiencing a
Brick Wall? Are you stumped by a small detail or is there a major avenue
you can't get passed?

Take a class to help review and analyze your data with an instructor. If
you feel you have you exhausted all approaches and want new solutions,
this class offers one-on-one mentoring in an educational forum setting
open 24/7.

September 9 - September 30. Tuition is $125.

Requirements: Students must have done enough research to have reached a
point where help is needed. Students should feel comfortable with
computers and Internet searches.

An application is required. See details Requirements & Course Details
www.JewishGen.org/education

If you have further questions, please email
JewishGen-Education@lyris.JewishGen.org

Phyllis Kramer, VP, Education
Nancy Holden, Instruction Manager
www.JewishGen.org/education


WW II Emigration, Belgium-->Palestine #general

Samat773@...
 

Dear Genners,

Information I have received >from a relative indicates that a cousin was
born in Antwerp, Belgium around 1913 of parents who emigrated >from
Lithuania. She was a member of Hashomer Hatsair in Antwerp and around the
beginning of World War II she emigrated to Israel ( Palestine; legally or
illegally.)
She is said to have lived initially (?) in kibbutz Ein Harohesh. She later
lived in or near Kfar Saba and is buried in the Kfar Saba Cemetery(I have a
photo of her grave).
My questions are: How can I contact the appropriate source at the Kibbutz to
determine if any records relating to her exist ? Are their any lists or
information sources for those who immigrated during that period in time ?

Thanks for any information or insights you can provide

Sam Gelfand
Lewiston NY


Early American SIG #USA Final word from the Seattle 2016 Conference #usa

Janette Silverman <cochairs@...>
 

If you attended the Conference, did you get to every session you wanted
to see? Did you hear buzz about sessions you wish you had been to? What
about the one that created an Aha! moment you want to recapture (like
Devin Naar's keynote or Judy Russell's banquet talk)?

You still can subscribe to the LIVE! on-demand service that will let you
watch many of the best sessions of the past week after you get home. You
can subscribe on line, for 90 days of on-demand viewing for $179.
On-demand viewing is good through 12 November 2016

To subscribe, go to the Attendee Service Center, log in, select Buy
LIVE!, Edit your account, and click Continue to the page with the LIVE!
Full Add On check box. Check it and continue to the confirmation and
payment pages. The Attendee Service Center will remain open next week,
but don't procrastinate, because we will have to close it soon.

For those who did not register for the Conference, please give us a
chance to regroup for a couple of days. Then, beginning 15 August, go
to the New Registration page at
https://s4.goeshow.com/iajgs/annual/2016/registration_form.cfm
We don't know how long we can keep that page open, so please do it
before August 19.

Janette Silverman
Conference Co-Chair
on behalf of
Harvey Kabaker
Registration chair


Early American SIG #USA JewishGen Education Class Sept 9-30 #usa

Nancy Holden
 

JewishGen offers the popular class, Brick Wall or Dead End?, starting
September 9 for researchers who are at a standstill in their research
and need new ideas.

Frustrated and at a Loss ? Are you at a Dead End or just experiencing a
Brick Wall? Are you stumped by a small detail or is there a major avenue
you can't get passed?

Take a class to help review and analyze your data with an instructor. If
you feel you have you exhausted all approaches and want new solutions,
this class offers one-on-one mentoring in an educational forum setting
open 24/7.

September 9 - September 30. Tuition is $125.

Requirements: Students must have done enough research to have reached a
point where help is needed. Students should feel comfortable with
computers and Internet searches.

An application is required. See details Requirements & Course Details
www.JewishGen.org/education

If you have further questions, please email
JewishGen-Education@lyris.JewishGen.org

Phyllis Kramer, VP, Education
Nancy Holden, Instruction Manager
www.JewishGen.org/education


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen WW II Emigration, Belgium-->Palestine #general

Samat773@...
 

Dear Genners,

Information I have received >from a relative indicates that a cousin was
born in Antwerp, Belgium around 1913 of parents who emigrated >from
Lithuania. She was a member of Hashomer Hatsair in Antwerp and around the
beginning of World War II she emigrated to Israel ( Palestine; legally or
illegally.)
She is said to have lived initially (?) in kibbutz Ein Harohesh. She later
lived in or near Kfar Saba and is buried in the Kfar Saba Cemetery(I have a
photo of her grave).
My questions are: How can I contact the appropriate source at the Kibbutz to
determine if any records relating to her exist ? Are their any lists or
information sources for those who immigrated during that period in time ?

Thanks for any information or insights you can provide

Sam Gelfand
Lewiston NY


Introduction and request about SCHEER #usa

Aidan Kelly
 

I'm Aidan Kelly, in Tacoma, WA. I'm hoping to find information about
my Great-great-grandfather and his family. His name was Jacob
(or possibly Joseph) SCHEER; all I know is that he came through
Hamburg and arrived in New York City about 1840.

He had a daughter Catherine, born about the 1860s (IDK if he had
other kids, or the name of his wife), who married an Irish cop,
John Raymond Kelly, and was disowned by her family. so she raised
her seven children as Catholics, but taught them that, by halakah,
they still Jewish, an taught them a lot of the traditions. So my
grandfather, William Henry Kelly, was in the jewelry business,
was very socially active in the Jewish community, and taught
the traditions as best he could to his three daughters.

My mother, Marie Cecile Kelly (married a Kelly). really mourned
the fact that she could not legally inherit Jewishness >from her
father (although. by current Reform rules, maybe she could have).
Culturally she was pretty Jewish, and she taught me that being
Jewish was something to be desired and to be proud of, which I
have always believed. Sometimes she was asked if she was Jewish;
she always replied, "Who's asking?"--because she could not, in
good conscience, either affirm or deny that she was Jewish.

So I have also lived with that ambiguity, learning about Jewish
culture mainly >from all the red-diaper babies who are among my
oldest friends. What's provoked a decision is that my wife recently
discovered on Ancestry that she is Jewish, as, therefore, so are our
3 kids. I met Rabbi Sherwin Wine about 25 years ago; had long
conversations with him. So I am joining the SHJ in two days, when
my SS comes. I am definitely the kind of modern intellectual whose
needs Sherwin intended to meet.

On Ancestry I connected with some cousins, descended >from my
grandfather's sister Gertrude. I met Aunt Trudy and my great-grandmother
Catherine when I was about six. I talked with Gertrude's daughter,
Dolores McCann (age 91), not two weeks ago. She said that her family
kept the fact that Catherine was Jewish a big secret. Anyway, Dolores
married a Frank Hughes and had four kids. Her daughter Marybeth had
two daughters, one of whom has two little girls, aged 7 and 9.
So that's all kinds of cousins, four generations of women who had
not known they were Jewish. A good day's work, I think.

Anyway, I have not found anything about Jacob and Catherine on Ancestry.
I'd be very grateful if anyone on this list could give me a clue.

Shalom, Aidan A. Kelly, Ph.D., Tacoma, Washington kelly_aidan@yahoo.com


Need Some Help at 31 Chambers Street, New York #general

Scott D. Seligman
 

I've identified a file that I need in the County Clerk Archives at 31
Chambers Street in New York, but as I'm far >from the Big Apple I need
someone to go there in person and photograph the pages. The archivist tells
me it includes about 50 pages, and that while I'm welcome to bring a camera
or an Ipad to take images of them, they are unable to photocopy them for me.
Is there a kind soul in the New York area who might be going to Chambers
Street in the near future who might be able to help me with this? I'd be
more than glad to cover expenses. Please reply privately:
heyscott@ymail.com.

Best,

Scott Seligman


Early American SIG #USA Introduction and request about SCHEER #usa

Aidan Kelly
 

I'm Aidan Kelly, in Tacoma, WA. I'm hoping to find information about
my Great-great-grandfather and his family. His name was Jacob
(or possibly Joseph) SCHEER; all I know is that he came through
Hamburg and arrived in New York City about 1840.

He had a daughter Catherine, born about the 1860s (IDK if he had
other kids, or the name of his wife), who married an Irish cop,
John Raymond Kelly, and was disowned by her family. so she raised
her seven children as Catholics, but taught them that, by halakah,
they still Jewish, an taught them a lot of the traditions. So my
grandfather, William Henry Kelly, was in the jewelry business,
was very socially active in the Jewish community, and taught
the traditions as best he could to his three daughters.

My mother, Marie Cecile Kelly (married a Kelly). really mourned
the fact that she could not legally inherit Jewishness >from her
father (although. by current Reform rules, maybe she could have).
Culturally she was pretty Jewish, and she taught me that being
Jewish was something to be desired and to be proud of, which I
have always believed. Sometimes she was asked if she was Jewish;
she always replied, "Who's asking?"--because she could not, in
good conscience, either affirm or deny that she was Jewish.

So I have also lived with that ambiguity, learning about Jewish
culture mainly >from all the red-diaper babies who are among my
oldest friends. What's provoked a decision is that my wife recently
discovered on Ancestry that she is Jewish, as, therefore, so are our
3 kids. I met Rabbi Sherwin Wine about 25 years ago; had long
conversations with him. So I am joining the SHJ in two days, when
my SS comes. I am definitely the kind of modern intellectual whose
needs Sherwin intended to meet.

On Ancestry I connected with some cousins, descended >from my
grandfather's sister Gertrude. I met Aunt Trudy and my great-grandmother
Catherine when I was about six. I talked with Gertrude's daughter,
Dolores McCann (age 91), not two weeks ago. She said that her family
kept the fact that Catherine was Jewish a big secret. Anyway, Dolores
married a Frank Hughes and had four kids. Her daughter Marybeth had
two daughters, one of whom has two little girls, aged 7 and 9.
So that's all kinds of cousins, four generations of women who had
not known they were Jewish. A good day's work, I think.

Anyway, I have not found anything about Jacob and Catherine on Ancestry.
I'd be very grateful if anyone on this list could give me a clue.

Shalom, Aidan A. Kelly, Ph.D., Tacoma, Washington kelly_aidan@yahoo.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Need Some Help at 31 Chambers Street, New York #general

Scott D. Seligman
 

I've identified a file that I need in the County Clerk Archives at 31
Chambers Street in New York, but as I'm far >from the Big Apple I need
someone to go there in person and photograph the pages. The archivist tells
me it includes about 50 pages, and that while I'm welcome to bring a camera
or an Ipad to take images of them, they are unable to photocopy them for me.
Is there a kind soul in the New York area who might be going to Chambers
Street in the near future who might be able to help me with this? I'd be
more than glad to cover expenses. Please reply privately:
heyscott@ymail.com.

Best,

Scott Seligman


Response to Inquiry from Jerry Mierzwa #general

Lande
 

I recently received a request for information >from Jerry Mierzwa regarding
Piotr Cholewicki. I have the information but cannot locate his email
address. Please provide address.

Peter Lande
Washington, D.C.

MODERATOR NOTE: Please send contact information privately.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Response to Inquiry from Jerry Mierzwa #general

Lande
 

I recently received a request for information >from Jerry Mierzwa regarding
Piotr Cholewicki. I have the information but cannot locate his email
address. Please provide address.

Peter Lande
Washington, D.C.

MODERATOR NOTE: Please send contact information privately.


Occupations #general

דוד נ.א.
 

Hello and thank you everyone
In connection my question with the "occupations" I see no need to
detail the example I mentioned:
Zalman Geller, married in 1859, his marriage record he is "laborer"
In 1861 a child is born, the father birth record he is "szpektor" (supervisor?)
In 1864 he had another child. Birth records father he is "belfer" (teacher)
In 1868 he had another child, and this time he again "szpektor" (supervisor?)
What is the explanation?
Thank you very much
David Nesher


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Occupations #general

דוד נ.א.
 

Hello and thank you everyone
In connection my question with the "occupations" I see no need to
detail the example I mentioned:
Zalman Geller, married in 1859, his marriage record he is "laborer"
In 1861 a child is born, the father birth record he is "szpektor" (supervisor?)
In 1864 he had another child. Birth records father he is "belfer" (teacher)
In 1868 he had another child, and this time he again "szpektor" (supervisor?)
What is the explanation?
Thank you very much
David Nesher


ViewMate translation request - German #germany

Ofra Karo <karoofra@...>
 

I've posted 2 vital records in German for which I need a translation
including the footnotes.

It is on ViewMate at the following address:

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM50021
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM50022

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.
Thank you very much, Ofra Karo
< ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ >
Please thank those who help you and support ViewMate, JewishGen
and GerSIG
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/Honors/
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/honors.asp


Meaning of "occupations" vital records #general

דוד נ.א.
 

Hello
As a researcher, I'm trying to get as much information out dry words I
find vital records (BMD).
One of the common information listed there is a "Occupation". This is
a detail that might provide information that is not only technical,
but also gives information about a person's life in which we are
interested.
But, the question that concerns me, how this data record is at all serious.
Is occupations listed in the certificate are true generally, or they
just delivered to the clerk recorded the certificate - formal needs?
For example, one family member had found some of his certificates,
registered for another job each time (some of the overlapping years,
not different periods).
Here is one example: Once: "szpektor" (supervisor?)
Another time: "belfer" (teacher)
Another time: laborer
This is what I remembered now, there are more extreme.
Do we know anything about the way the Jews treated these records? Do
they try to provide true information when there was no reason to lie,
or was that just lip service to to the authorities?
My question is comprehensive, but primarily on the records of Poland
and Galicia 19th century.
Would love to hear your opinion
David Nesher
Israel

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