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"The Galician Railroad" #galicia

Renee Steinig
 

"The Galician Railroad" is the subject of an article in the Winter
2008 issue of Rodziny, the journal of the Polish Genealogical
Society of America. The author, Iwona Dakiniewicz of Lodz,
describes the development of almost a thousand miles of railway in
the second half of the 19th century. By 1847, trains ran >from Cracow
to Myslowice, >from where there were connections to the European
railway network. A line connecting Cracow and Lemberg was built by
1861 and many local stations were added over the next few decades.

The two-and-a-half-page article provides many interesting details
that help illustrate our ancestors' travel experiences -- the
appearance of the railroad cars, the frequency of service, travel
speed, ticket cost, etc. A list of 42 connections added between 1858
and 1912 is also included.

After reading this interesting article, I wrote to Edward Goldstein,
editor of The Galitzianer, suggesting that he might want to look
into the possibility of reprinting it. I was delighted to hear back
that Ed is way ahead of me: he has already asked, permission was
granted, and the article appears in the February issue, which will
be mailed to Gesher Galicia members within days. Enjoy!

Renee

Renee Stern Steinig
Dix Hills, New York, USA
genmaven@gmail.com


Viewmate #11325 - Yiddish translation #galicia

Alan Winter <alanyehudah@...>
 

I have posted a postcard >from my father's father when he was
visiting Lvov in the 30's. The script appears to be in Yiddish.
If you can translate it, my family will be eternally grateful.
The postcard has a photo of him with 3 women, 2 of whom we believe
are his sisters who did not survive the Holocaust. We are hoping
that the translation will reveal who these women are. The script
may be upside down.

Thank you,

Yehudah Alan Winter - Portland, OR

http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/toview.html
file - VM11325


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia "The Galician Railroad" #galicia

Renee Steinig
 

"The Galician Railroad" is the subject of an article in the Winter
2008 issue of Rodziny, the journal of the Polish Genealogical
Society of America. The author, Iwona Dakiniewicz of Lodz,
describes the development of almost a thousand miles of railway in
the second half of the 19th century. By 1847, trains ran >from Cracow
to Myslowice, >from where there were connections to the European
railway network. A line connecting Cracow and Lemberg was built by
1861 and many local stations were added over the next few decades.

The two-and-a-half-page article provides many interesting details
that help illustrate our ancestors' travel experiences -- the
appearance of the railroad cars, the frequency of service, travel
speed, ticket cost, etc. A list of 42 connections added between 1858
and 1912 is also included.

After reading this interesting article, I wrote to Edward Goldstein,
editor of The Galitzianer, suggesting that he might want to look
into the possibility of reprinting it. I was delighted to hear back
that Ed is way ahead of me: he has already asked, permission was
granted, and the article appears in the February issue, which will
be mailed to Gesher Galicia members within days. Enjoy!

Renee

Renee Stern Steinig
Dix Hills, New York, USA
genmaven@gmail.com


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Viewmate #11325 - Yiddish translation #galicia

Alan Winter <alanyehudah@...>
 

I have posted a postcard >from my father's father when he was
visiting Lvov in the 30's. The script appears to be in Yiddish.
If you can translate it, my family will be eternally grateful.
The postcard has a photo of him with 3 women, 2 of whom we believe
are his sisters who did not survive the Holocaust. We are hoping
that the translation will reveal who these women are. The script
may be upside down.

Thank you,

Yehudah Alan Winter - Portland, OR

http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/toview.html
file - VM11325


Cholera, et al #galicia

Ann Rabinowitz <annrab@...>
 

Several people had written to me in regard to my comments about
cholera which raged in epidemic form throughout Galicia and
elsewheres in 1873.

I would add that while cholera caused significant deaths in the
Galician population, it occurred in tandem with two other major
diseases - typhus and smallpox. It is thought that much of this was
transmitted as a result of the Franco-Prussian War.

In addition, in the case of smallpox, its virulence and spread may
have been due not only to the War, but to the lack of compulsory
childhood vaccination which later became the norm. By the 1880's,
enforcement of childhood vaccination occurred throughout Galicia and
by the beginning of the 20th Century, it had been brought under
control.

Forgot to mention that another disease, tuberculosis, was also
prevalent during this time.

Ann Rabinowitz
annrab@bellsouth.net


Article on Cholera for The Galitzianer? #galicia

Edward Goldstein <editor.TheGalitzianer@...>
 

I have been following the thread on cholera deaths with some
interest. Cholera must have been a terrible problem for the Jews
of Galicia. The old Yiddish curses -- for example, "a choleyre oyf
dir" and "a choleyre dir in dee beyner" -- would seem to testify to
that fact.

If there is anyone reading this who knows of an article on the
subject suitable for The Galitzianer -- or who would be willing to
write one -- would you please get in touch with me at
editor.TheGalitzianer@verizon.net ?

Edward Goldstein
Editor, The Galitzianer


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Cholera, et al #galicia

Ann Rabinowitz <annrab@...>
 

Several people had written to me in regard to my comments about
cholera which raged in epidemic form throughout Galicia and
elsewheres in 1873.

I would add that while cholera caused significant deaths in the
Galician population, it occurred in tandem with two other major
diseases - typhus and smallpox. It is thought that much of this was
transmitted as a result of the Franco-Prussian War.

In addition, in the case of smallpox, its virulence and spread may
have been due not only to the War, but to the lack of compulsory
childhood vaccination which later became the norm. By the 1880's,
enforcement of childhood vaccination occurred throughout Galicia and
by the beginning of the 20th Century, it had been brought under
control.

Forgot to mention that another disease, tuberculosis, was also
prevalent during this time.

Ann Rabinowitz
annrab@bellsouth.net


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Article on Cholera for The Galitzianer? #galicia

Edward Goldstein <editor.TheGalitzianer@...>
 

I have been following the thread on cholera deaths with some
interest. Cholera must have been a terrible problem for the Jews
of Galicia. The old Yiddish curses -- for example, "a choleyre oyf
dir" and "a choleyre dir in dee beyner" -- would seem to testify to
that fact.

If there is anyone reading this who knows of an article on the
subject suitable for The Galitzianer -- or who would be willing to
write one -- would you please get in touch with me at
editor.TheGalitzianer@verizon.net ?

Edward Goldstein
Editor, The Galitzianer


NY municipal archives - Help needed #general

froggys family <froggys_family_tree@...>
 

If any one will be at the NYC Municipal Archives soon and has a few spare
minutes to look at a marriage certif. for me I'd *greatly* appreciate the
help!

I need only the groom's parent's first names >from a Manhattan MC # 12436
(Jun 24,1902) to see if it is indeed someone >from my family.

Thnaks very much !

Jessi-Ann Rosenbaum (NY)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen NY municipal archives - Help needed #general

froggys family <froggys_family_tree@...>
 

If any one will be at the NYC Municipal Archives soon and has a few spare
minutes to look at a marriage certif. for me I'd *greatly* appreciate the
help!

I need only the groom's parent's first names >from a Manhattan MC # 12436
(Jun 24,1902) to see if it is indeed someone >from my family.

Thnaks very much !

Jessi-Ann Rosenbaum (NY)


Re: Solomon from Joniskis #lithuania

Eilat Gordin Levitan
 

Abraham Meir SOLOMON, father of Abba Eban...
Yael Driver wrote: ...am looking for anyone who is related, or had
searched in the past, the SOLOMON family >from JONISKIS. In
particular I am interested in the family of Abraham Meir Solomon who,
emigrated to South Africa probably around 1900
-----------------------------------------------------------------

Some information I found: Alida SACKS was Born 25 Apr 1891, Joniskis,
Lithuania. Died: 23 Mar 1973. First husband; Abraham Meir SOLOMON
Born: Joniskis Died: 16 Jan 1916, London, England children; Ruth Helen
Solomon/EBAN married; Robin LYNN
Aubrey (Abba) Solomon/ EBAN Born: 2 Feb 1915, Cape Town, South
Africa. Died: 17 Nov 2002, Tel Aviv, Israel. ( children Eli and Gila)
Alida SACKS' brother was the father of writer/ neurologis: Oliver Sacks.
http://www.oliversacks.com/

Thanks,
Eilat Gordin Levitan


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Re: Solomon from Joniskis #lithuania

Eilat Gordin Levitan
 

Abraham Meir SOLOMON, father of Abba Eban...
Yael Driver wrote: ...am looking for anyone who is related, or had
searched in the past, the SOLOMON family >from JONISKIS. In
particular I am interested in the family of Abraham Meir Solomon who,
emigrated to South Africa probably around 1900
-----------------------------------------------------------------

Some information I found: Alida SACKS was Born 25 Apr 1891, Joniskis,
Lithuania. Died: 23 Mar 1973. First husband; Abraham Meir SOLOMON
Born: Joniskis Died: 16 Jan 1916, London, England children; Ruth Helen
Solomon/EBAN married; Robin LYNN
Aubrey (Abba) Solomon/ EBAN Born: 2 Feb 1915, Cape Town, South
Africa. Died: 17 Nov 2002, Tel Aviv, Israel. ( children Eli and Gila)
Alida SACKS' brother was the father of writer/ neurologis: Oliver Sacks.
http://www.oliversacks.com/

Thanks,
Eilat Gordin Levitan


Re: Largest Jewish DNA data base #dna

Nancy Adelson <nancyadelson@...>
 

On 2008.02.13, Annette Stolberg <annettes@frontiernet.net> asked:

[...] What test organization has the largest Jewish DNA data base?
Hi Annette,

Family Tree DNA (FTDNA) has the largest Jewish Data Base. You can
get more information by going to their website at
www.familytreedna.com. I've used them to for all my grandparents
lines and my husbands' with wonderful results. Have fun!

Nancy JG Adelson
1st Vice President
Jewish Genealogical Society of Washington State

[MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please do not reply on this thread unless you
include additional information of general interest not already
posted. ]


DNA Research #DNA RE: Largest Jewish DNA data base #dna

Nancy Adelson <nancyadelson@...>
 

On 2008.02.13, Annette Stolberg <annettes@frontiernet.net> asked:

[...] What test organization has the largest Jewish DNA data base?
Hi Annette,

Family Tree DNA (FTDNA) has the largest Jewish Data Base. You can
get more information by going to their website at
www.familytreedna.com. I've used them to for all my grandparents
lines and my husbands' with wonderful results. Have fun!

Nancy JG Adelson
1st Vice President
Jewish Genealogical Society of Washington State

[MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please do not reply on this thread unless you
include additional information of general interest not already
posted. ]


Re: Largest Jewish DNA Database #dna

Judy Simon
 

On 2008.02.13, Annette Stolberg <annettes@frontiernet.net> asked:

[...] What test organization has the largest Jewish DNA data base?
Annette,

Family Tree DNA has the largest Jewish DNA database. It was started
in 1999 by JewishGenner Bennett Greenspan. The website is
www.familytreedna.com I and many members of my family have had
our DNA tested through Family Tree DNA and they have been a pleasure
to do business with.

Judy Simon
Stony Brook NY

researching BROZGOL, KAPELUSHNIK, BAILENSON, SKUTELSKY >from Rezekne,
Latvia; LEWKOWICZ, KELMER, OLSZTAJN >from Zychlin, Poland; MEZELSJO
from Mszczonow, Poland


DNA Research #DNA re: Largest Jewish DNA Database #dna

Judy Simon
 

On 2008.02.13, Annette Stolberg <annettes@frontiernet.net> asked:

[...] What test organization has the largest Jewish DNA data base?
Annette,

Family Tree DNA has the largest Jewish DNA database. It was started
in 1999 by JewishGenner Bennett Greenspan. The website is
www.familytreedna.com I and many members of my family have had
our DNA tested through Family Tree DNA and they have been a pleasure
to do business with.

Judy Simon
Stony Brook NY

researching BROZGOL, KAPELUSHNIK, BAILENSON, SKUTELSKY >from Rezekne,
Latvia; LEWKOWICZ, KELMER, OLSZTAJN >from Zychlin, Poland; MEZELSJO
from Mszczonow, Poland


Re: Latvia DNA Project started #dna

Donna Dinberg <blacknus@...>
 

To David and others,

David Nelson wrote:

... had my DNA done a couple of years back. My family is
directly >from Riga but on the maternal side. I believe you said
that was OK as well?
If you wish to join a geographic project, you should be guided by
where your earliest paternal-side or maternal-side ancestor was from.
(You cannot switch >from paternal to maternal, or maternal to
paternal, as you look at each ancestral line.) If your mother's
mother's mother's ... mother was >from Riga, then your mtDNA results
would be appropriate to include in the Latvia project.

A good explanation of what the two DNA tests are all about ...
paternal Y-DNA and maternal mtDNA ... is given in JewishGen's
"Genealogy by Genetics" Info file. We encourage you to read it. It
explains things much better than we can! It is found here:
http://www.jewishgen.org/DNA/

Each person must examine their own genealogical lines of descent to
determine the place of origin of their most distant ancestor on their
paternal or maternal side.

I hope this helps.

Cheers,
Din.

Donna Dinberg
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
blacknus@rogers.com


Latvia SIG #Latvia Re: Latvia DNA Project started #latvia

Donna Dinberg <blacknus@...>
 

To David and others,

David Nelson wrote:

... had my DNA done a couple of years back. My family is
directly >from Riga but on the maternal side. I believe you said
that was OK as well?
If you wish to join a geographic project, you should be guided by
where your earliest paternal-side or maternal-side ancestor was from.
(You cannot switch >from paternal to maternal, or maternal to
paternal, as you look at each ancestral line.) If your mother's
mother's mother's ... mother was >from Riga, then your mtDNA results
would be appropriate to include in the Latvia project.

A good explanation of what the two DNA tests are all about ...
paternal Y-DNA and maternal mtDNA ... is given in JewishGen's
"Genealogy by Genetics" Info file. We encourage you to read it. It
explains things much better than we can! It is found here:
http://www.jewishgen.org/DNA/

Each person must examine their own genealogical lines of descent to
determine the place of origin of their most distant ancestor on their
paternal or maternal side.

I hope this helps.

Cheers,
Din.

Donna Dinberg
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
blacknus@rogers.com


KOREN #latvia

Susanne Fleischer <susanne.fleischer@...>
 

Dear genners!

I search after a family who >from the beginning called themselves KOREN.
They are not >from Latvia but originate >from the Lida area not far >from
Vilnius. They travelled to Sweden >from Sevastopol in the beginning of
the 1900 and then emigrated to the US 1910.
Their names were Israel born 1876 his wife Wera born 1882 and their children
Leopold, Sofia and Sonja. They seem to have gone to Des Moines in Iowa.
I have got this information >from the passenger list in the Ellis island
database.
Although this isn'nt a family originating >from Latvia I just want to ask you
if you by chance have any recommendation where to search after them since I
have run totally out of idees right now. I have tried to search after a lot
of variations of the name KOREN in Ancestry via Stephen Morse site but
without any luck so far. Still I am quite sure that their grandchildren
still ought to live somewhere in the US today.
I would be most greatful if you could give me some help.

Warm regards
Susanne Fleischer
Sweden

Researching FLEISCHER, PERLMAN, ROCK, ABRAMOWITZ, BARAN,KOREN


Re: Archives #latvia

Martha Lev-Zion <martha@...>
 

I think if you will go to the Latvia SIG page:

http://www.jewishgen.org/Latvia/Contacting_Latvian_StateHA.html

you will find the information you seek.

Martha Lev-Zion
Israel

On 12 Feb 2008, at 10:10 PM, Beryl. B wrote:
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
I have been looking through Jewishgen for a contact address for the
Archives in Latvia, to no avail. Can someone who has the name of
the Archivist plus e-mail address, please help!
Many thanks.
Beryl Baleson, Israel.
balden@zahav.net.il

MODERATOR NOTE: Go to the Latvia SIG website, click on "research",
there you will find "Latvian State Historical Archive" with address
and link to its inventory etc. Good luck!