Date   

Kazyonner (State Approved) Rabbi #general

David Goldman
 

Having discovered that I had one great-great-great-grandfather who was
classified as the "kazyonner rabbiner" of the town of Dabrowa-Byalistocka
near Grodno in the late 19th century, I was wondering what exactly the word
"kazyonner" means and how a person who has that status differs >from any
rabbis who did not have it.

He must have had that status >from the 1840s or 1850s and died early in the
20th century before the birth of a relative in 1913 who was named for him.

His name was Rabbi Yechiel Michel Olyan and must have been born in Dabrowa
around 1835. Although I have been able to trace Olyans >from there aside >from
my family, we have not been able to establish the family links.

David Goldman


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Kazyonner (State Approved) Rabbi #general

David Goldman
 

Having discovered that I had one great-great-great-grandfather who was
classified as the "kazyonner rabbiner" of the town of Dabrowa-Byalistocka
near Grodno in the late 19th century, I was wondering what exactly the word
"kazyonner" means and how a person who has that status differs >from any
rabbis who did not have it.

He must have had that status >from the 1840s or 1850s and died early in the
20th century before the birth of a relative in 1913 who was named for him.

His name was Rabbi Yechiel Michel Olyan and must have been born in Dabrowa
around 1835. Although I have been able to trace Olyans >from there aside >from
my family, we have not been able to establish the family links.

David Goldman


ViewMat Request- translation from Latin #subcarpathia

Roberta Solit <rsolit@...>
 

Latin translation needed, Not Hungarian.

I previously posted 2 pages >from the 1728 Census of Ugocsa County
Hungary for the town of Komjat requesting a translation >from
Hungarian script. As was pointed out to me, this was written in
Latin, the language of official records in Hungary until nearly
the 20th century, not Hungarian.

The pages are on ViewMate at the following address:

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM32236
and
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM32237

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.

Thank you very much.

Roberta Solit
West Palm Beach, FL
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Subcarpathia SIG #Subcarpathia ViewMat Request- translation from Latin #subcarpathia

Roberta Solit <rsolit@...>
 

Latin translation needed, Not Hungarian.

I previously posted 2 pages >from the 1728 Census of Ugocsa County
Hungary for the town of Komjat requesting a translation >from
Hungarian script. As was pointed out to me, this was written in
Latin, the language of official records in Hungary until nearly
the 20th century, not Hungarian.

The pages are on ViewMate at the following address:

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM32236
and
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM32237

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.

Thank you very much.

Roberta Solit
West Palm Beach, FL
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Re: Martha Lev-Zion #courland #latvia

Jim <jesjmskali@...>
 

Oh how sad we are to learn about the passing of Martha. We corresponded over a
decade ago over potential Lenhoff relatives. She was always prompt and helpful in
correspondence. Although we were not related we always were excited to share
family info with each other. On our brief visit to Israel four years ago we made
it a point to meet Martha and had a wonderful time together. She was quite a
person and so glad we did meet. All of us dabblers in genealogy and those skilled
researchers will miss this wonderful person. We send our prayers and thoughts to
her daughter and close ones during this time of healing.

Jim and Jackie Shulman (Galena, Ohio)


Courland SIG #Courland #Latvia Re: Martha Lev-Zion #courland #latvia

Jim <jesjmskali@...>
 

Oh how sad we are to learn about the passing of Martha. We corresponded over a
decade ago over potential Lenhoff relatives. She was always prompt and helpful in
correspondence. Although we were not related we always were excited to share
family info with each other. On our brief visit to Israel four years ago we made
it a point to meet Martha and had a wonderful time together. She was quite a
person and so glad we did meet. All of us dabblers in genealogy and those skilled
researchers will miss this wonderful person. We send our prayers and thoughts to
her daughter and close ones during this time of healing.

Jim and Jackie Shulman (Galena, Ohio)


Sedziszow Malipolski - Info regarding town records and Fischmann & Mandel - GARP Project #galicia

Pamela Weisberger
 

Aleisa Fishman writes:

"I'm trying to find birth/marriage/death records for my FISCHMANN and
MANDEL relatives >from Sedziszow Malipolski, Galicia. I understand that
the Jewish records are gone >from the town, but perhaps they were sent
(or copies were sent) to a county seat? Could the records be part of
local church records?"

Gesher Galicia's "Galician Archival Records Project" or GARP was
developed to acquire all types of records for a single town. In addition
to vital records, we also get landowner, property, tax, voter,
governmental and school records. Any record that places a family in the
town in a certain year. These prove to be excellent supplemental
sources of genealogical information, especially in the cases of towns
such as yours, for which no (or few) vital records survive. Gesher Galicia
has a town project for Sedziszow. The following items were already
acquired in digital format >from the Przemysl archives:

1849 - Book of house owners of Sedziszow (ger. alphabetisches
verzeichniss). Alphabetic house owners list include names and house
numbers (254 names). Digital images.
1849 - Book of house owners of Sedziszow (ger. hauser verzeichniss).
Householders' list in house number order includes house numbers,
names, status & place (254 names). Digital images.
1849 - Book of landowners of Sedzszow (ger. alphabetisches
verzeichniss). Alphabetic landowners list include names and house
numbers (281 names). Digital images.

We also have a Feldskizzen (Cadastral Map) for Sedziszow which has
many names on it. Although not online yet, it will be in the next few
months.

These records, which are for the community and contain names of all
residents of every religion, are currently being indexed, so the data
is not yet online on the All Galicia Database (our free search engine),
however contributors of $50 or more to the town project are able to
view the images on a password protected server. In one of the record
books I can see Israel and Hersch MANDEL listed in several houses and
owning parcels, so perhaps these are your relatives.

If you want to learn more about GARP -- the work that we do and how
the town projects are funded -- you can read more here:
http://www.geshergalicia.org/projects/garp/

You can also contact me privately for more information. With all the
records we acquire, once indexes are created they are uploaded to the
freely searchable AGD. Prior to that time, the images can be viewed
only by contributors. The contributions, along with Gesher Galicia
membership dues, help to fund our research. By getting complete
records for an entire town, many researchers discover family
connections and names (based on people living in a single house) that
were not previously aware of.

I hope the existence of this project will give hope to researchers who
have thus far been unsuccessful in their efforts to locate vital records.

As Suzan Wynne explained, there has never been a case of locating
Jewish entries in a Catholic metrical register in Galicia (they are,
however, found in Congress Poland records >from 1819-1826) yet in a
recent visit to the Lviv Historical Archives I was told by one of their
archivists that a Jewish record book for Swirz was discovered
sandwiched in between a stack of Catholic registers during an
inventory, so it is possible that over the years more such books may
surface. Similarly, Fond 154 in the Przemysl Archives, which contains
many Jewish registers (mostly indexes, not full records) appeared only
in the past few years, so there is always that possibility.

Pamela Weisberger
President, Gesher Galicia
pweisberger@gmail.com


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Sedziszow Malipolski - Info regarding town records and Fischmann & Mandel - GARP Project #galicia

Pamela Weisberger
 

Aleisa Fishman writes:

"I'm trying to find birth/marriage/death records for my FISCHMANN and
MANDEL relatives >from Sedziszow Malipolski, Galicia. I understand that
the Jewish records are gone >from the town, but perhaps they were sent
(or copies were sent) to a county seat? Could the records be part of
local church records?"

Gesher Galicia's "Galician Archival Records Project" or GARP was
developed to acquire all types of records for a single town. In addition
to vital records, we also get landowner, property, tax, voter,
governmental and school records. Any record that places a family in the
town in a certain year. These prove to be excellent supplemental
sources of genealogical information, especially in the cases of towns
such as yours, for which no (or few) vital records survive. Gesher Galicia
has a town project for Sedziszow. The following items were already
acquired in digital format >from the Przemysl archives:

1849 - Book of house owners of Sedziszow (ger. alphabetisches
verzeichniss). Alphabetic house owners list include names and house
numbers (254 names). Digital images.
1849 - Book of house owners of Sedziszow (ger. hauser verzeichniss).
Householders' list in house number order includes house numbers,
names, status & place (254 names). Digital images.
1849 - Book of landowners of Sedzszow (ger. alphabetisches
verzeichniss). Alphabetic landowners list include names and house
numbers (281 names). Digital images.

We also have a Feldskizzen (Cadastral Map) for Sedziszow which has
many names on it. Although not online yet, it will be in the next few
months.

These records, which are for the community and contain names of all
residents of every religion, are currently being indexed, so the data
is not yet online on the All Galicia Database (our free search engine),
however contributors of $50 or more to the town project are able to
view the images on a password protected server. In one of the record
books I can see Israel and Hersch MANDEL listed in several houses and
owning parcels, so perhaps these are your relatives.

If you want to learn more about GARP -- the work that we do and how
the town projects are funded -- you can read more here:
http://www.geshergalicia.org/projects/garp/

You can also contact me privately for more information. With all the
records we acquire, once indexes are created they are uploaded to the
freely searchable AGD. Prior to that time, the images can be viewed
only by contributors. The contributions, along with Gesher Galicia
membership dues, help to fund our research. By getting complete
records for an entire town, many researchers discover family
connections and names (based on people living in a single house) that
were not previously aware of.

I hope the existence of this project will give hope to researchers who
have thus far been unsuccessful in their efforts to locate vital records.

As Suzan Wynne explained, there has never been a case of locating
Jewish entries in a Catholic metrical register in Galicia (they are,
however, found in Congress Poland records >from 1819-1826) yet in a
recent visit to the Lviv Historical Archives I was told by one of their
archivists that a Jewish record book for Swirz was discovered
sandwiched in between a stack of Catholic registers during an
inventory, so it is possible that over the years more such books may
surface. Similarly, Fond 154 in the Przemysl Archives, which contains
many Jewish registers (mostly indexes, not full records) appeared only
in the past few years, so there is always that possibility.

Pamela Weisberger
President, Gesher Galicia
pweisberger@gmail.com


Anglo Jewish SIG (London) this Sunday-Business Records #general

Scooby Doo
 

Now that you have carried out the basic genealogical steps of
finding out family Births, Marriages and Deaths, what other kind
of information can you then look for?
Business records offer an insight into the lives of family members
and add another layer of personal information.

We continue our theme of "know Your Sources", focusing on "Jewish
Businesses in the 19th Century" this Sunday at 33 Seymour Place,
London,UK
Time: 2.30-5.30

The weather may not be great on the day, but a warm welcome awaits
you at the meeting.

After the tea break there will be a chance for members to recount
their own stories about businesses, and to share problems related
to other aspects of Anglo Jewish research.

Please RSVP to Sue Woolf asap on susanmwoolf@hotmail.com (remember
the 'm') for security and catering reasons.

Looking forward to seeing you there.

Sue Woolf


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Anglo Jewish SIG (London) this Sunday-Business Records #general

Scooby Doo
 

Now that you have carried out the basic genealogical steps of
finding out family Births, Marriages and Deaths, what other kind
of information can you then look for?
Business records offer an insight into the lives of family members
and add another layer of personal information.

We continue our theme of "know Your Sources", focusing on "Jewish
Businesses in the 19th Century" this Sunday at 33 Seymour Place,
London,UK
Time: 2.30-5.30

The weather may not be great on the day, but a warm welcome awaits
you at the meeting.

After the tea break there will be a chance for members to recount
their own stories about businesses, and to share problems related
to other aspects of Anglo Jewish research.

Please RSVP to Sue Woolf asap on susanmwoolf@hotmail.com (remember
the 'm') for security and catering reasons.

Looking forward to seeing you there.

Sue Woolf


Martha Lev-Zion #courland #latvia

Arlene Beare
 

I have just heard the very sad news that Martha has passed away. I am
deeply saddened and I know she will be missed by many.
Martha put a great deal of time and effort into the Jewish Genealogy of
Latvia particularly Courland. She was a Speaker at the Conference in Boston
delivering a paper on Genealogy in Latvia and as an Historian eager to
document all aspects of the history of Latvia. Her helpful nature was
appreciated by all as she was ever ready to give advice and help. She did a
great deal for he Genealogical Society in Israel.
It is indeed a sad day and we have lost a good friend and Researcher.

Arlene Beare UK
Researching Dorfman (Birzai Lithuania and then Riga)
Scher /Blum(Pandelys Lithuania and then Riga)
Berman (Lygumai Lithuania and then Jekabpils Latvia)
Samuels Poland possibly Krakow and Zychlin


Courland SIG #Courland #Latvia Martha Lev-Zion #courland #latvia

Arlene Beare
 

I have just heard the very sad news that Martha has passed away. I am
deeply saddened and I know she will be missed by many.
Martha put a great deal of time and effort into the Jewish Genealogy of
Latvia particularly Courland. She was a Speaker at the Conference in Boston
delivering a paper on Genealogy in Latvia and as an Historian eager to
document all aspects of the history of Latvia. Her helpful nature was
appreciated by all as she was ever ready to give advice and help. She did a
great deal for he Genealogical Society in Israel.
It is indeed a sad day and we have lost a good friend and Researcher.

Arlene Beare UK
Researching Dorfman (Birzai Lithuania and then Riga)
Scher /Blum(Pandelys Lithuania and then Riga)
Berman (Lygumai Lithuania and then Jekabpils Latvia)
Samuels Poland possibly Krakow and Zychlin


Re: Martha Lev-Zion #poland

LOUISE HAJDENBERG
 

I was saddened to hear of the loss of Martha Lev-Zion. Our paths crossed when
she went to the conference in New York a few years past. Before that she had
been very helpful to me, a novice researcher on this site. Because of her
the names on the tombstones of the Talsi Latvia cemetery were translated >from
pictures I had found.

Louise Hajdenberg

Subject: Martha Lev-Zion
From: Carol Hoffman <saftacarol@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 11 Feb 2014 22:20:52 +0200

It is with great sadness that I inform you that Martha Lev-Zion passed
away this afternoon at her home in Omer, surrounded by close friends.
Martha has been fighting this last illness for a couple of years with
amazing strength and courage. As you may recall Martha was very
involved in the genealogy world in Israel - founding the Negev branch
of the IGS and running it for many years. She then served on the
Executive of IGRA being a founder of the group and an integral part of
the organization, helping with our databases and programming. Martha
was a director on the IAJGS board of directors and a past president of
the international Latvia SIG. She was co-founder and served on the
steering committee of the Courland Research Group. She wrote
extensively about the Jewis of Franconia & Thuringen [Germany] and
Courland [Latvia]. Dr. Martha Lev-Zion was an historian of modern
European intellectual history and lectured at the Ben Gurion
University. She also authored the book Taking Tamar. The funeral
will be in Omer tomorrow (February 12, 2014).
Martha will be missed by all those who knew her. May her memory be
for a blessing.
Carol Hoffman
Israel Genealogy Research Association IGRA


Re: Martha Lev-Zion #poland

Emily Rosenberg
 

I have never met Martha but I will miss her. Her name is giant to me, doing
everything, thinking about everything, being everywhere.

Emily Rosenberg in
California


Courland SIG #Courland #Latvia Re: Martha Lev-Zion #courland #latvia

LOUISE HAJDENBERG
 

I was saddened to hear of the loss of Martha Lev-Zion. Our paths crossed when
she went to the conference in New York a few years past. Before that she had
been very helpful to me, a novice researcher on this site. Because of her
the names on the tombstones of the Talsi Latvia cemetery were translated >from
pictures I had found.

Louise Hajdenberg

Subject: Martha Lev-Zion
From: Carol Hoffman <saftacarol@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 11 Feb 2014 22:20:52 +0200

It is with great sadness that I inform you that Martha Lev-Zion passed
away this afternoon at her home in Omer, surrounded by close friends.
Martha has been fighting this last illness for a couple of years with
amazing strength and courage. As you may recall Martha was very
involved in the genealogy world in Israel - founding the Negev branch
of the IGS and running it for many years. She then served on the
Executive of IGRA being a founder of the group and an integral part of
the organization, helping with our databases and programming. Martha
was a director on the IAJGS board of directors and a past president of
the international Latvia SIG. She was co-founder and served on the
steering committee of the Courland Research Group. She wrote
extensively about the Jewis of Franconia & Thuringen [Germany] and
Courland [Latvia]. Dr. Martha Lev-Zion was an historian of modern
European intellectual history and lectured at the Ben Gurion
University. She also authored the book Taking Tamar. The funeral
will be in Omer tomorrow (February 12, 2014).
Martha will be missed by all those who knew her. May her memory be
for a blessing.
Carol Hoffman
Israel Genealogy Research Association IGRA


Courland SIG #Courland #Latvia RE: Martha Lev-Zion #latvia #courland

Emily Rosenberg
 

I have never met Martha but I will miss her. Her name is giant to me, doing
everything, thinking about everything, being everywhere.

Emily Rosenberg in
California


Radio Broadcast - A.J. Jacobs on Crowdsourcing & the new genealogy boom #germany

John Paul Lowens <jplowens@...>
 

Judy Russell, the Legal Genealogist, participated in a radio program
on NPR ( National Public Radio) today- February 13. Along with Judy
on the program were A.J. Jacobs, editor at large at Esquire Magazine
and author, and Dr. Spencer Wells of National Geographic's Genographic
Project on the program entitled, Crowdsourcing And The New Genealogy
Boom. A.J. Jacobs is the author of the recent New York Timesarticle
on Crowd-Sourcing, "Are You My Cousin" (http://tinyurl.com/kudtdx3)
which I posted about on February 2nd .

If you are like me and read Judy's blog announcement after the radio
program see:
http://tinyurl.com/moopnrr

Original url: http://www.legalgenealogist.com/blog/2014/02/13/genealogy-on-npr/?utm_source=feedburner&;utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+TheLegalGenealogist+%28The+Legal+Genealogist%29

you can hear it as its archived on On Point with Tom Ashbrook. Go to
http://www.npr.org/rss/podcast/podcast_detail.php?siteId=5183210
and click on download -if you go after another program is aired,
then look for the title of the session (see above Crowdsourcing....)
and listen.

Jan Meisels Allen janmallen@att.net
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


German SIG #Germany Radio Broadcast - A.J. Jacobs on Crowdsourcing & the new genealogy boom #germany

John Paul Lowens <jplowens@...>
 

Judy Russell, the Legal Genealogist, participated in a radio program
on NPR ( National Public Radio) today- February 13. Along with Judy
on the program were A.J. Jacobs, editor at large at Esquire Magazine
and author, and Dr. Spencer Wells of National Geographic's Genographic
Project on the program entitled, Crowdsourcing And The New Genealogy
Boom. A.J. Jacobs is the author of the recent New York Timesarticle
on Crowd-Sourcing, "Are You My Cousin" (http://tinyurl.com/kudtdx3)
which I posted about on February 2nd .

If you are like me and read Judy's blog announcement after the radio
program see:
http://tinyurl.com/moopnrr

Original url: http://www.legalgenealogist.com/blog/2014/02/13/genealogy-on-npr/?utm_source=feedburner&;utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+TheLegalGenealogist+%28The+Legal+Genealogist%29

you can hear it as its archived on On Point with Tom Ashbrook. Go to
http://www.npr.org/rss/podcast/podcast_detail.php?siteId=5183210
and click on download -if you go after another program is aired,
then look for the title of the session (see above Crowdsourcing....)
and listen.

Jan Meisels Allen janmallen@att.net
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


ViewMate translation Request -Joseph Simon FRAENKEL, Bettenhausen #germany

simisocean
 

After searching for information online over the last couple of years,
I finally found a metric book on the FamilySearch website for the
town of Bettenhausen. I uploaded a record with a few references
relating to my ancestor, Joseph Simon FRAENKEL, Hospital
administrator at the Jewish Hospital in Bettenhausen.

I would be very appreciative if someone could translate
this record. I uploaded it in three parts.

http://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/memberadmin/submissionsview.asp?ID=32227
http://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/memberadmin/submissionsview.asp?ID=32228
http://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/memberadmin/submissionsview.asp?ID=32229

Thank you very much for replies via ViewMate.

Wendy Werner, Israel

Researching:
FRANKEL,FRAENKEL in Kassel, Witzenhausen & Bettenhausen Germany
FRANKEL, FRAENKEL, HAAS, LOWENSTEIN in Burgel Offenbach Germany


German SIG #Germany ViewMate translation Request -Joseph Simon FRAENKEL, Bettenhausen #germany

simisocean
 

After searching for information online over the last couple of years,
I finally found a metric book on the FamilySearch website for the
town of Bettenhausen. I uploaded a record with a few references
relating to my ancestor, Joseph Simon FRAENKEL, Hospital
administrator at the Jewish Hospital in Bettenhausen.

I would be very appreciative if someone could translate
this record. I uploaded it in three parts.

http://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/memberadmin/submissionsview.asp?ID=32227
http://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/memberadmin/submissionsview.asp?ID=32228
http://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/memberadmin/submissionsview.asp?ID=32229

Thank you very much for replies via ViewMate.

Wendy Werner, Israel

Researching:
FRANKEL,FRAENKEL in Kassel, Witzenhausen & Bettenhausen Germany
FRANKEL, FRAENKEL, HAAS, LOWENSTEIN in Burgel Offenbach Germany

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