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Re: Galician Holocaust data [& privacy] #galicia

FREYAB@...
 

Dear Barbara,

I think that your answer is at the beginning of your letter....

"As you can see, this list, made available to JewishGen by the United
States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) in Washingtron, D.C.,
contains much personal information."
If this is being made available by the USHMM - then it is already public
domain and can be made available on the internet. I am sure that their team
of lawyers has already researched the topic >from top to bottom! The only
thing that falls under the privacy issue (under FOIA) would be medical
information. Everything else, as you have it listed, is ok to publish.

Freya Blitstein Maslov
Morton Grove, IL


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Re: Galician Holocaust data [& privacy] #galicia

FREYAB@...
 

Dear Barbara,

I think that your answer is at the beginning of your letter....

"As you can see, this list, made available to JewishGen by the United
States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) in Washingtron, D.C.,
contains much personal information."
If this is being made available by the USHMM - then it is already public
domain and can be made available on the internet. I am sure that their team
of lawyers has already researched the topic >from top to bottom! The only
thing that falls under the privacy issue (under FOIA) would be medical
information. Everything else, as you have it listed, is ok to publish.

Freya Blitstein Maslov
Morton Grove, IL


Seeking Sid #galicia

Leah Cook
 

I am seeking to find Sidney I. Banner who added his name to the JewishGen
Family Finder database in 1997. I do not have an e-mail address for you and
my letter to your address listed as Boca Raton FL in the database was
returned as undeliverable. My ancestors, named Banner, are also >from
Stanislawow and I am positive that we come >from the same family. If you see
this e-mail, please contact me.
If anyone knows Mr. Banner and can help us get in touch with each other, we
would both be thrilled. Mr. Banner could be in his late 80's and formerly
lived on Ainslie in Boca Raton.

Thank you in advance for your help.

Leah Cook, daughter of Sophie Banner Hutten of NY


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Seeking Sid #galicia

Leah Cook
 

I am seeking to find Sidney I. Banner who added his name to the JewishGen
Family Finder database in 1997. I do not have an e-mail address for you and
my letter to your address listed as Boca Raton FL in the database was
returned as undeliverable. My ancestors, named Banner, are also >from
Stanislawow and I am positive that we come >from the same family. If you see
this e-mail, please contact me.
If anyone knows Mr. Banner and can help us get in touch with each other, we
would both be thrilled. Mr. Banner could be in his late 80's and formerly
lived on Ainslie in Boca Raton.

Thank you in advance for your help.

Leah Cook, daughter of Sophie Banner Hutten of NY


More AGAD Galician Indices now Online #galicia

Willie46@...
 

Nearly 50,000 more AGAD vital record indices have now been
added to the Jewish Records Indexing - Poland database.
<http://www.jewishgen.org/JRI-PL/jriplweb.htm>. Another
big THANK YOU to Michael Tobias for creating and updating
the JRI-Poland database, which now has nearly 1.6 million
index entries including nearly 200,000 AGAD index entries.

These indices were created directly >from the records housed
at the AGAD Archives in Warsaw. Indices for the Galician
Administrative District towns of Buczacz, Gliniany, Gwozdziec,
Jaryczow Nowy, Komarno, Mielnica, Okopy, Sambor, Sasow,
Stanislawow, Stratyn, Swirz, Tarnopol, Wielkie Oczy, Winniki,
and Zawalow have now been added to the database. All these
towns are currently in Ukraine except Wielkie Oczy, which is
in Poland. More information on each town is provided below.

If your ancestral town was near one of the above towns (see
coordinates below), your town's records could have been
registered in one of these towns. The towns included in this
project are all Administrative District and Subdistrict towns.
The Jewish Community in each of these towns was required
by law to collect the vital records for all the towns that were
part of the Subdistrict. The indices for the above Administrative
towns include reference to the town in which the vital event
occurred. Search the database for your surname and set
"Province" to "Ukraine." This will result in only AGAD record
indices being displayed in your search results.

The indices do not have all the genealogical relevant data. You
can order the actual record >from the AGAD Archives using the
Order Form that is only a few clicks away >from your search
results.

Buczacz/Buchach (4905 2524)
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
AGAD only houses the Supplemental birth register for Buczacz.
This register includes only 44 delayed birth registrations for the
following years.
Births: 1849, 55, 59, 60, 63, 65, 66, 69, 71, 72, 1875-89

Gliniany/Glinyany (4949 2431)
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Births and Deaths have now been added to the database.
Thanks to Town Leader Mike Miller for making this happen.
Births: 1860-1893
Deaths: 1877-1898

Gwozdziec Miasto/Gvozdets (4835 2517)
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
All the records available at AGAD are now online. This
only includes births for the following years.
Births: 1858, 1863, 1870

Jaryczow Nowy/Novyy Yarchev (4955 2418)
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
All the records available at AGAD are now online. Thanks to
all the generous contributors for making these available.
The database now includes:
Births: 1888-1890, 1892, 1893, 1896, 1897
Marriages: 1879, 1892, 1897
Deaths: 1879-1881, 1883, 1889-1892, 1899

Komarno (4938 2342)
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Komarno birth and death records have been indexed, but not
all the indices have yet been added to the database. In order
to add the 1893-1895 births and 1893, 1895-1898, 1900 deaths,
an additional $140 must be contributed to pay for the cost of
indexing. Please contact Town Leader, Israel Pickholtz
<zach4v6@actcom.co.il> if you can help.

The following indices have been added to the online database:
Births: 1878-1879, 1883-1884, 1888-1890
Deaths: 1876, 1878-1884, 1889-1891

Mielnica/Melnitsa Podolskaya (4837 2610)
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Mielnica birth, marriage and death records have been indexed,
but not all the indices have yet been added to the database. In
order to add the 1823-1895 births, an additional $448 must be
contributed to pay for the cost of indexing. Please contact Town
Leader, Lee Bothast <bothasts@earthlink.net> if you can help.

The following indices have been added to the online database:
Marriages: 1877-1898
Deaths: 1851-1895

Okopy (4832 2624)
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
All of the vital records available at AGAD are now indexed and
online.
This includes:
Marriages: 1854, 1867-1876

Sambor (4931 2312)
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Indexing has started on the births, marriages, and deaths for
Sambor. Thanks to the efforts of Town Leader, Rochelle Kaplan,
all record indices will be online as soon as they are indexed.
For now, the following indices have been placed online.
Births: 1862-1880

Sasow/Sasov (4952 2457)
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Thanks to the efforts of Town Leader, Howard Verb, all the
records at AGAD have been indexed. All the following indices
are now online, but Sasow needs $39 of additional
contributions to be fully funded.
Births: 1888-1898
Deaths: 1859-1876, 1879-1881, 1882-1895

Stanislawow/Ivano Frankovsk (4856 2443)
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Indexing has started on the births for Stanislawow. Thanks to
the efforts of Town Leader, Denise Azbill, all birth record indices
will be online as soon as they are indexed. For now, the
following birth indices have been placed online.
Births: 1881-1892

The Stanislawow initiative was split into two smaller initiatives
-- the first to index births and the second to index marriages
and deaths. The fundraising for the first initiative is complete,
but contributions are needed to fund the indexing of the
marriages and deaths. Please contact Denise at
<Famaz1@hotmail.com> if you can help.

Stratyn/Stratin (4928 2442)
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Thanks to the efforts of Town Leader, Barry Megdal, all the
records at AGAD have been indexed. All the following indices
are now online.
Births: 1859-1876
Deaths: 1859-1876

Swirz/Svirzh (4939 2406)
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
All Swirz record indices have now been added to the database.
Thanks to Town Leader Mike Miller for making this happen.
Deaths: 1877-1897

Tarnopol/Ternopol (4933 2535)
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Tarnopol births and marriage have been online for quite a while.
Funding of the indexing for Tarnopol was recently completed.
All 11,500 death indices are now online. Thanks to all Tarnopol
researchers who contributed to this indexing project.
Deaths: 1870-1876, 1878-1892, 1894-1899

Wielkie Oczy, Poland (5001 2309)
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
All available Wielkie Oczy records have been indexed and are
now online thanks to Town Leader, Stephen Landau.
Births: 1843-1874
Deaths: 1843-1874

Winniki/Vinniki (4949 2406)
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
All of the vital records available at AGAD are now indexed and
online.
This includes:
Marriages: 1881, 1883, 1886, 1892-95, 1897, 1899
Deaths: 1885, 1887-89, 1891-92, 1895-96

Zawalow/Zavalov (4912 2502)
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
All of the vital records available at AGAD are now indexed and
online.
This includes:
Births: 1870-1874, 1876, 1878, 1880-1899

Although most of the above Administrative town indexing
projects have been funded and are now available to researchers,
there are many years of records that will become available in
the coming years as all the records in the register books
become over 100 years old (due to Poland's strict privacy laws,
all records 100 years old or less are not available to the public
and, therefore, are not available for indexing). In order to index
these newly available records, more contributions are needed.

You can help ensure the indexing of your Galician town's records
as they become available. Please consider a contribution to the
AGAD project. Information on contributing is available at
<http://www.jewishgen.org/jri-pl/agad/agadcontrib.htm>.

The AGAD record indices contained in the JRI-Poland database
would not be accessible to researchers without our host,
JewishGen. In addition to your contribution to the JRI-Poland
AGAD Project that supports indexing of the records, we hope
you will also give to JewishGen to help defray the cost of
maintaining these records. An easily accessible contribution
form is available at
<http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/AGAD.html>.

Chag Sameach Pesach,
Mark Halpern
AGAD Archives Coordinator
JRI-Poland


Name in English #galicia

Maida Dacher
 

Can anyone tell me what the English version would be for the name Jenta? It
is >from the JRI-Polish Indexing for Galicia.

Thanks much,

Maida Dacher
Sherman Oaks, CA
Researching: DACHER, KOGUT, SEIFSTEIN, TURKEL, SPIGEL. LUBIANIKER >from
Mikulintsy, SEIFSTEIN, DACHER >from Terebovlya, DACHER >from TERNOPOL.


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia More AGAD Galician Indices now Online #galicia

Willie46@...
 

Nearly 50,000 more AGAD vital record indices have now been
added to the Jewish Records Indexing - Poland database.
<http://www.jewishgen.org/JRI-PL/jriplweb.htm>. Another
big THANK YOU to Michael Tobias for creating and updating
the JRI-Poland database, which now has nearly 1.6 million
index entries including nearly 200,000 AGAD index entries.

These indices were created directly >from the records housed
at the AGAD Archives in Warsaw. Indices for the Galician
Administrative District towns of Buczacz, Gliniany, Gwozdziec,
Jaryczow Nowy, Komarno, Mielnica, Okopy, Sambor, Sasow,
Stanislawow, Stratyn, Swirz, Tarnopol, Wielkie Oczy, Winniki,
and Zawalow have now been added to the database. All these
towns are currently in Ukraine except Wielkie Oczy, which is
in Poland. More information on each town is provided below.

If your ancestral town was near one of the above towns (see
coordinates below), your town's records could have been
registered in one of these towns. The towns included in this
project are all Administrative District and Subdistrict towns.
The Jewish Community in each of these towns was required
by law to collect the vital records for all the towns that were
part of the Subdistrict. The indices for the above Administrative
towns include reference to the town in which the vital event
occurred. Search the database for your surname and set
"Province" to "Ukraine." This will result in only AGAD record
indices being displayed in your search results.

The indices do not have all the genealogical relevant data. You
can order the actual record >from the AGAD Archives using the
Order Form that is only a few clicks away >from your search
results.

Buczacz/Buchach (4905 2524)
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
AGAD only houses the Supplemental birth register for Buczacz.
This register includes only 44 delayed birth registrations for the
following years.
Births: 1849, 55, 59, 60, 63, 65, 66, 69, 71, 72, 1875-89

Gliniany/Glinyany (4949 2431)
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Births and Deaths have now been added to the database.
Thanks to Town Leader Mike Miller for making this happen.
Births: 1860-1893
Deaths: 1877-1898

Gwozdziec Miasto/Gvozdets (4835 2517)
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
All the records available at AGAD are now online. This
only includes births for the following years.
Births: 1858, 1863, 1870

Jaryczow Nowy/Novyy Yarchev (4955 2418)
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
All the records available at AGAD are now online. Thanks to
all the generous contributors for making these available.
The database now includes:
Births: 1888-1890, 1892, 1893, 1896, 1897
Marriages: 1879, 1892, 1897
Deaths: 1879-1881, 1883, 1889-1892, 1899

Komarno (4938 2342)
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Komarno birth and death records have been indexed, but not
all the indices have yet been added to the database. In order
to add the 1893-1895 births and 1893, 1895-1898, 1900 deaths,
an additional $140 must be contributed to pay for the cost of
indexing. Please contact Town Leader, Israel Pickholtz
<zach4v6@actcom.co.il> if you can help.

The following indices have been added to the online database:
Births: 1878-1879, 1883-1884, 1888-1890
Deaths: 1876, 1878-1884, 1889-1891

Mielnica/Melnitsa Podolskaya (4837 2610)
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Mielnica birth, marriage and death records have been indexed,
but not all the indices have yet been added to the database. In
order to add the 1823-1895 births, an additional $448 must be
contributed to pay for the cost of indexing. Please contact Town
Leader, Lee Bothast <bothasts@earthlink.net> if you can help.

The following indices have been added to the online database:
Marriages: 1877-1898
Deaths: 1851-1895

Okopy (4832 2624)
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
All of the vital records available at AGAD are now indexed and
online.
This includes:
Marriages: 1854, 1867-1876

Sambor (4931 2312)
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Indexing has started on the births, marriages, and deaths for
Sambor. Thanks to the efforts of Town Leader, Rochelle Kaplan,
all record indices will be online as soon as they are indexed.
For now, the following indices have been placed online.
Births: 1862-1880

Sasow/Sasov (4952 2457)
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Thanks to the efforts of Town Leader, Howard Verb, all the
records at AGAD have been indexed. All the following indices
are now online, but Sasow needs $39 of additional
contributions to be fully funded.
Births: 1888-1898
Deaths: 1859-1876, 1879-1881, 1882-1895

Stanislawow/Ivano Frankovsk (4856 2443)
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Indexing has started on the births for Stanislawow. Thanks to
the efforts of Town Leader, Denise Azbill, all birth record indices
will be online as soon as they are indexed. For now, the
following birth indices have been placed online.
Births: 1881-1892

The Stanislawow initiative was split into two smaller initiatives
-- the first to index births and the second to index marriages
and deaths. The fundraising for the first initiative is complete,
but contributions are needed to fund the indexing of the
marriages and deaths. Please contact Denise at
<Famaz1@hotmail.com> if you can help.

Stratyn/Stratin (4928 2442)
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Thanks to the efforts of Town Leader, Barry Megdal, all the
records at AGAD have been indexed. All the following indices
are now online.
Births: 1859-1876
Deaths: 1859-1876

Swirz/Svirzh (4939 2406)
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
All Swirz record indices have now been added to the database.
Thanks to Town Leader Mike Miller for making this happen.
Deaths: 1877-1897

Tarnopol/Ternopol (4933 2535)
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Tarnopol births and marriage have been online for quite a while.
Funding of the indexing for Tarnopol was recently completed.
All 11,500 death indices are now online. Thanks to all Tarnopol
researchers who contributed to this indexing project.
Deaths: 1870-1876, 1878-1892, 1894-1899

Wielkie Oczy, Poland (5001 2309)
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
All available Wielkie Oczy records have been indexed and are
now online thanks to Town Leader, Stephen Landau.
Births: 1843-1874
Deaths: 1843-1874

Winniki/Vinniki (4949 2406)
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
All of the vital records available at AGAD are now indexed and
online.
This includes:
Marriages: 1881, 1883, 1886, 1892-95, 1897, 1899
Deaths: 1885, 1887-89, 1891-92, 1895-96

Zawalow/Zavalov (4912 2502)
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
All of the vital records available at AGAD are now indexed and
online.
This includes:
Births: 1870-1874, 1876, 1878, 1880-1899

Although most of the above Administrative town indexing
projects have been funded and are now available to researchers,
there are many years of records that will become available in
the coming years as all the records in the register books
become over 100 years old (due to Poland's strict privacy laws,
all records 100 years old or less are not available to the public
and, therefore, are not available for indexing). In order to index
these newly available records, more contributions are needed.

You can help ensure the indexing of your Galician town's records
as they become available. Please consider a contribution to the
AGAD project. Information on contributing is available at
<http://www.jewishgen.org/jri-pl/agad/agadcontrib.htm>.

The AGAD record indices contained in the JRI-Poland database
would not be accessible to researchers without our host,
JewishGen. In addition to your contribution to the JRI-Poland
AGAD Project that supports indexing of the records, we hope
you will also give to JewishGen to help defray the cost of
maintaining these records. An easily accessible contribution
form is available at
<http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/AGAD.html>.

Chag Sameach Pesach,
Mark Halpern
AGAD Archives Coordinator
JRI-Poland


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Name in English #galicia

Maida Dacher
 

Can anyone tell me what the English version would be for the name Jenta? It
is >from the JRI-Polish Indexing for Galicia.

Thanks much,

Maida Dacher
Sherman Oaks, CA
Researching: DACHER, KOGUT, SEIFSTEIN, TURKEL, SPIGEL. LUBIANIKER >from
Mikulintsy, SEIFSTEIN, DACHER >from Terebovlya, DACHER >from TERNOPOL.


Time-Honored Traditions! #galicia

Susan E. King <susan.king@...>
 

As we gather with our families in celebration of Passover, we are
reaffirming our links to one another, and our links to the past. Just
imagine, if you will, your grandparents as children searching for the
Afikomen and their delight upon finding it. Now imagine your own
grandchildren engaging in the same time-honored tradition, right down to
the joyful expression on the children's faces.

The simplest Jewish traditions connect us, one generation to the next.
JewishGen is there to help us make these connections, to uncover our
past, and to pay tribute to and inform for the future.

We would like to share with you the story of how one family just did
this very thing.

Joel Ostrowicz, a long-time resident of Brazil, and native of Kielce,
Poland, passed away in September 2001 at the age of 86. Seeking a unique
way to honor his memory, Joel's granddaughter, long interested and
involved in her family research, initiated discussions within the family
about how to honor his memory. She approached JewishGen regarding the
Kielce Yizkor Book and together we came to the conclusion there is no
more fitting and lasting memorial than to pay tribute to a beloved
family member by helping people worldwide learn about his place of
birth.

We invite you to visit
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Kielce/Kielce.html and
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/translations.html. Joel's family
generously provided funding for JewishGen to undertake a complete
translation of the 328-page Kielce Yizkor Book and to insure that it
will be available as a public service at the JewishGen Yizkor Book
Project site. This gift will have great benefit to everyone throughout
the world with family roots in Kielce and an interest in Poland's Jewish
cultural heritage and history.

There are partial translations of 322 Yizkor Books currently online, and
all can be expanded to include the entire book. There are hundreds more
to do if we are to achieve our mission. We cannot do this without your
dedication and support. It was because of the generosity and creative
thinking of the Joel Ostrowicz family that JewishGen is able to provide
yet another venue for you to honor those who you love and cherish.

Before we gather with our families to commemorate Passover we urge each
and every one of you to visit the newly created Dedication Plaques
address
(http://www.jewishgen.org/jewishgen-erosity/DedicationPlaque.html).
Please consider adding your name or that of a loved one and make a
special investment today in the JewishGen Yizkor Book Translation
Project.

Would this not be a fitting way to participate in such a time-honored
tradition? Together, we can preserve our history for future generations!

from all of us at JewishGen, the Board, the Executive Committee and the
hundreds of volunteers who work behind the scenes to make it all
possible, we wish you a happy and joyous Passover. To our Israeli
friends and families, please know our thoughts and prayers are with you
this holiday - with hope for peace and understanding.

Susan

Susan E. King
President and Founder
JewishGen, Inc.
http://www.jewishgen.org


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Time-Honored Traditions! #galicia

Susan E. King <susan.king@...>
 

As we gather with our families in celebration of Passover, we are
reaffirming our links to one another, and our links to the past. Just
imagine, if you will, your grandparents as children searching for the
Afikomen and their delight upon finding it. Now imagine your own
grandchildren engaging in the same time-honored tradition, right down to
the joyful expression on the children's faces.

The simplest Jewish traditions connect us, one generation to the next.
JewishGen is there to help us make these connections, to uncover our
past, and to pay tribute to and inform for the future.

We would like to share with you the story of how one family just did
this very thing.

Joel Ostrowicz, a long-time resident of Brazil, and native of Kielce,
Poland, passed away in September 2001 at the age of 86. Seeking a unique
way to honor his memory, Joel's granddaughter, long interested and
involved in her family research, initiated discussions within the family
about how to honor his memory. She approached JewishGen regarding the
Kielce Yizkor Book and together we came to the conclusion there is no
more fitting and lasting memorial than to pay tribute to a beloved
family member by helping people worldwide learn about his place of
birth.

We invite you to visit
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Kielce/Kielce.html and
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/translations.html. Joel's family
generously provided funding for JewishGen to undertake a complete
translation of the 328-page Kielce Yizkor Book and to insure that it
will be available as a public service at the JewishGen Yizkor Book
Project site. This gift will have great benefit to everyone throughout
the world with family roots in Kielce and an interest in Poland's Jewish
cultural heritage and history.

There are partial translations of 322 Yizkor Books currently online, and
all can be expanded to include the entire book. There are hundreds more
to do if we are to achieve our mission. We cannot do this without your
dedication and support. It was because of the generosity and creative
thinking of the Joel Ostrowicz family that JewishGen is able to provide
yet another venue for you to honor those who you love and cherish.

Before we gather with our families to commemorate Passover we urge each
and every one of you to visit the newly created Dedication Plaques
address
(http://www.jewishgen.org/jewishgen-erosity/DedicationPlaque.html).
Please consider adding your name or that of a loved one and make a
special investment today in the JewishGen Yizkor Book Translation
Project.

Would this not be a fitting way to participate in such a time-honored
tradition? Together, we can preserve our history for future generations!

from all of us at JewishGen, the Board, the Executive Committee and the
hundreds of volunteers who work behind the scenes to make it all
possible, we wish you a happy and joyous Passover. To our Israeli
friends and families, please know our thoughts and prayers are with you
this holiday - with hope for peace and understanding.

Susan

Susan E. King
President and Founder
JewishGen, Inc.
http://www.jewishgen.org


Good News for Siedlce Researchers #poland

Linda Altman <nyj12@...>
 

Dear Fellow Researchers,

I am very pleased to announce that indices to the Siedlce birth,
marriage and death records, >from 1858 to 1897 have now been
indexed and are ready to be added to the JRI-Poland online
database. But, before these indices can be released, we
need to complete the funding for this project.

To give you an opportunity to check to see if your family
names are included in the Siedlce records, JRI-Poland
has extracted all the surnames >from the indices and put
them online at:
http://www.jewishgen.org/jri-pl/psa/siedlcesurn.htm

The fundraising target for this project is $2,075. To date,
$355 has been raised. We need the help of all Siedlce
and area researchers to enable us to fully fund the project.
Until that time, the data cannot be added to the online
database.

However, there is a way for you to see the data immediately.
Researchers contributing a minimum of US $75.00 are eligible
to receive a copy of the Siedlce Excel file with all the data.
This will be in advance of its general availability online in the
JRI-Poland Searchable Database.

Having the Excel file will enable you to study all the record
indices at once, and perhaps find a family name whose
connection you had forgotten, or to work with the data (for
example, sorting by first name) to search for a grandmother's
or great-grandmother's elusive maiden name.

Think of it as an investment in your family research and in the
future of all Siedlce researchers to come!

Your contributions in US Dollars may be mailed to:

Jewish Records Indexing - Poland
c/o Sheila Salo, Treasurer
5607 Greenleaf Rd.
Cheverly, MD 20785
USA

Credit Card contributions may be phoned to Sheila Salo
at (301) 341-1261. Or print out the form at
http://www.jewishgen.org/jri-pl/visa.htm by clicking on the credit
card and fax or mail it to Sheila. The fax number is also
(301) 341-1261. (8:00 AM to 8:00 PM Eastern time only, please.)

For those of you living outside the United States, your US$
contribution will be converted your local currency. However,
please identify the amount of your contribution in US Dollars.
Special arrangements have been made to also accept bank
checks in your local currency. Please email me for further
details: nyj12@mm2k.net

All contributions should be marked "FOR SIEDLCE PSA
PROJECT." If you send a check, please write this on the
face of the check.

Please give what you can so that all current and future
generations of Siedlce researchers can benefit >from this project.

Updates on the Siedlce PSA Project will be posted to:
http://www.jewishgen.org/jri-pl/psa/psastat.htm
click on "Status Report: PSA Projects Underway," which is the last
line in the heading of this page. On the Status Report page, click
Siedlce in the dropdown menu.

I would like to thank those who have already generously
contributed to this important project.

Sincerely,

Linda Altman
Siedlce Town Leader
nyj12@mm2k.net
http://www.jewishgen.org/jri-pl/psa/psastat.htm


JRI Poland #Poland Good News for Siedlce Researchers #poland

Linda Altman <nyj12@...>
 

Dear Fellow Researchers,

I am very pleased to announce that indices to the Siedlce birth,
marriage and death records, >from 1858 to 1897 have now been
indexed and are ready to be added to the JRI-Poland online
database. But, before these indices can be released, we
need to complete the funding for this project.

To give you an opportunity to check to see if your family
names are included in the Siedlce records, JRI-Poland
has extracted all the surnames >from the indices and put
them online at:
http://www.jewishgen.org/jri-pl/psa/siedlcesurn.htm

The fundraising target for this project is $2,075. To date,
$355 has been raised. We need the help of all Siedlce
and area researchers to enable us to fully fund the project.
Until that time, the data cannot be added to the online
database.

However, there is a way for you to see the data immediately.
Researchers contributing a minimum of US $75.00 are eligible
to receive a copy of the Siedlce Excel file with all the data.
This will be in advance of its general availability online in the
JRI-Poland Searchable Database.

Having the Excel file will enable you to study all the record
indices at once, and perhaps find a family name whose
connection you had forgotten, or to work with the data (for
example, sorting by first name) to search for a grandmother's
or great-grandmother's elusive maiden name.

Think of it as an investment in your family research and in the
future of all Siedlce researchers to come!

Your contributions in US Dollars may be mailed to:

Jewish Records Indexing - Poland
c/o Sheila Salo, Treasurer
5607 Greenleaf Rd.
Cheverly, MD 20785
USA

Credit Card contributions may be phoned to Sheila Salo
at (301) 341-1261. Or print out the form at
http://www.jewishgen.org/jri-pl/visa.htm by clicking on the credit
card and fax or mail it to Sheila. The fax number is also
(301) 341-1261. (8:00 AM to 8:00 PM Eastern time only, please.)

For those of you living outside the United States, your US$
contribution will be converted your local currency. However,
please identify the amount of your contribution in US Dollars.
Special arrangements have been made to also accept bank
checks in your local currency. Please email me for further
details: nyj12@mm2k.net

All contributions should be marked "FOR SIEDLCE PSA
PROJECT." If you send a check, please write this on the
face of the check.

Please give what you can so that all current and future
generations of Siedlce researchers can benefit >from this project.

Updates on the Siedlce PSA Project will be posted to:
http://www.jewishgen.org/jri-pl/psa/psastat.htm
click on "Status Report: PSA Projects Underway," which is the last
line in the heading of this page. On the Status Report page, click
Siedlce in the dropdown menu.

I would like to thank those who have already generously
contributed to this important project.

Sincerely,

Linda Altman
Siedlce Town Leader
nyj12@mm2k.net
http://www.jewishgen.org/jri-pl/psa/psastat.htm


Time-Honored Traditions! #lithuania

Susan E. King <susan.king@...>
 

As we gather with our families in celebration of Passover, we are
reaffirming our links to one another, and our links to the past. Just
imagine, if you will, your grandparents as children searching for the
Afikomen and their delight upon finding it. Now imagine your own
grandchildren engaging in the same time-honored tradition, right down to
the joyful expression on the children's faces.

The simplest Jewish traditions connect us, one generation to the next.
JewishGen is there to help us make these connections, to uncover our
past, and to pay tribute to and inform for the future.

We would like to share with you the story of how one family just did
this very thing.

Joel Ostrowicz, a long-time resident of Brazil, and native of Kielce,
Poland, passed away in September 2001 at the age of 86. Seeking a unique
way to honor his memory, Joel's granddaughter, long interested and
involved in her family research, initiated discussions within the family
about how to honor his memory. She approached JewishGen regarding the
Kielce Yizkor Book and together we came to the conclusion there is no
more fitting and lasting memorial than to pay tribute to a beloved
family member by helping people worldwide learn about his place of
birth.

We invite you to visit
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Kielce/Kielce.html and
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/translations.html. Joel's family
generously provided funding for JewishGen to undertake a complete
translation of the 328-page Kielce Yizkor Book and to insure that it
will be available as a public service at the JewishGen Yizkor Book
Project site. This gift will have great benefit to everyone throughout
the world with family roots in Kielce and an interest in Poland's Jewish
cultural heritage and history.

There are partial translations of 322 Yizkor Books currently online, and
all can be expanded to include the entire book. There are hundreds more
to do if we are to achieve our mission. We cannot do this without your
dedication and support. It was because of the generosity and creative
thinking of the Joel Ostrowicz family that JewishGen is able to provide
yet another venue for you to honor those who you love and cherish.

Before we gather with our families to commemorate Passover we urge each
and every one of you to visit the newly created Dedication Plaques
address
(http://www.jewishgen.org/jewishgen-erosity/DedicationPlaque.html).
Please consider adding your name or that of a loved one and make a
special investment today in the JewishGen Yizkor Book Translation
Project.

Would this not be a fitting way to participate in such a time-honored
tradition? Together, we can preserve our history for future generations!

from all of us at JewishGen, the Board, the Executive Committee and the
hundreds of volunteers who work behind the scenes to make it all
possible, we wish you a happy and joyous Passover. To our Israeli
friends and families, please know our thoughts and prayers are with you
this holiday - with hope for peace and understanding.

Susan

Susan E. King
President and Founder
JewishGen, Inc.
http://www.jewishgen.org


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Time-Honored Traditions! #lithuania

Susan E. King <susan.king@...>
 

As we gather with our families in celebration of Passover, we are
reaffirming our links to one another, and our links to the past. Just
imagine, if you will, your grandparents as children searching for the
Afikomen and their delight upon finding it. Now imagine your own
grandchildren engaging in the same time-honored tradition, right down to
the joyful expression on the children's faces.

The simplest Jewish traditions connect us, one generation to the next.
JewishGen is there to help us make these connections, to uncover our
past, and to pay tribute to and inform for the future.

We would like to share with you the story of how one family just did
this very thing.

Joel Ostrowicz, a long-time resident of Brazil, and native of Kielce,
Poland, passed away in September 2001 at the age of 86. Seeking a unique
way to honor his memory, Joel's granddaughter, long interested and
involved in her family research, initiated discussions within the family
about how to honor his memory. She approached JewishGen regarding the
Kielce Yizkor Book and together we came to the conclusion there is no
more fitting and lasting memorial than to pay tribute to a beloved
family member by helping people worldwide learn about his place of
birth.

We invite you to visit
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Kielce/Kielce.html and
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/translations.html. Joel's family
generously provided funding for JewishGen to undertake a complete
translation of the 328-page Kielce Yizkor Book and to insure that it
will be available as a public service at the JewishGen Yizkor Book
Project site. This gift will have great benefit to everyone throughout
the world with family roots in Kielce and an interest in Poland's Jewish
cultural heritage and history.

There are partial translations of 322 Yizkor Books currently online, and
all can be expanded to include the entire book. There are hundreds more
to do if we are to achieve our mission. We cannot do this without your
dedication and support. It was because of the generosity and creative
thinking of the Joel Ostrowicz family that JewishGen is able to provide
yet another venue for you to honor those who you love and cherish.

Before we gather with our families to commemorate Passover we urge each
and every one of you to visit the newly created Dedication Plaques
address
(http://www.jewishgen.org/jewishgen-erosity/DedicationPlaque.html).
Please consider adding your name or that of a loved one and make a
special investment today in the JewishGen Yizkor Book Translation
Project.

Would this not be a fitting way to participate in such a time-honored
tradition? Together, we can preserve our history for future generations!

from all of us at JewishGen, the Board, the Executive Committee and the
hundreds of volunteers who work behind the scenes to make it all
possible, we wish you a happy and joyous Passover. To our Israeli
friends and families, please know our thoughts and prayers are with you
this holiday - with hope for peace and understanding.

Susan

Susan E. King
President and Founder
JewishGen, Inc.
http://www.jewishgen.org


Time-honored Traditions! #general

Susan E. King <susan.king@...>
 

As we gather with our families in celebration of Passover, we
are reaffirming our links to one another, and our links to the past.
Just imagine, if you will, your grandparents as children searching
for the Afikomen and their delight upon finding it. Now imagine your
own grandchildren engaging in the same time-honored tradition, right
down to the joyful expression on the children's faces.

The simplest Jewish traditions connect us, one generation to the
next. JewishGen is there to help us make these connections, to uncover
our past, and to pay tribute to and inform for the future.

We would like to share with you the story of how one family just
did this very thing.

Joel Ostrowicz, a long-time resident of Brazil, and native of Kielce,
Poland, passed away in September 2001 at the age of 86. Seeking a
unique way to honor his memory, Joel's granddaughter, long interested
and involved in her family research, initiated discussions within
the family about how to honor his memory. She approached JewishGen
regarding the Kielce Yizkor Book and together we came to the conclusion
there is no more fitting and lasting memorial than to pay tribute
to a beloved family member by helping people worldwide learn about
his place of birth.

We invite you to visit
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Kielce/Kielce.html and
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/translations.html. Joel's family
generously provided funding for JewishGen to undertake a complete
translation of the 328-page Kielce Yizkor Book and to insure that it
will be available as a public service at the JewishGen Yizkor Book
Project site. This gift will have great benefit to everyone throughout
the world with family roots in Kielce and an interest in Poland's
Jewish cultural heritage and history.

There are partial translations of 322 Yizkor Books currently online,
and all can be expanded to include the entire book. There are hundreds
more to do if we are to achieve our mission. We cannot do this without
your dedication and support. It was because of the generosity and
creative thinking of the Joel Ostrowicz family that JewishGen is able
to provide yet another venue for you to honor those who you love and
cherish.

Before we gather with our families to commemorate Passover we urge
each and every one of you to visit the newly created Dedication Plaques
address:
http://www.jewishgen.org/jewishgen-erosity/DedicationPlaque.html
Please consider adding your name or that of a loved one and make a
special investment today in the JewishGen Yizkor Book Translation
Project.

Would this not be a fitting way to participate in such a time-honored
tradition? Together, we can preserve our history for future generations!

from all of us at JewishGen, the Board, the Executive Committee and
the hundreds of volunteers who work behind the scenes to make it all
possible, we wish you a happy and joyous Passover. To our Israeli
friends and families, please know our thoughts and prayers are with
you this holiday - with hope for peace and understanding.

Susan

Susan E. King
President and Founder
JewishGen, Inc.
http://www.jewishgen.org


More AGAD Galician Indices now Online #general

Willie46@...
 

Nearly 50,000 more AGAD vital record indices have now been
added to the Jewish Records Indexing - Poland database.
< http://www.jewishgen.org/JRI-PL/jriplweb.htm >. Another
big **Thank You** to Michael Tobias for creating and updating
the JRI-Poland database, which now has nearly 1.6 million
index entries including nearly 200,000 AGAD index entries.

These indices were created directly >from the records housed
at the AGAD Archives in Warsaw. Indices for the Galician
Administrative District towns of Buczacz, Gliniany, Gwozdziec,
Jaryczow Nowy, Komarno, Mielnica, Okopy, Sambor, Sasow,
Stanislawow, Stratyn, Swirz, Tarnopol, Wielkie Oczy, Winniki,
and Zawalow have now been added to the database. All these
towns are currently in Ukraine except Wielkie Oczy, which is
in Poland. More information on each town is provided below.

If your ancestral town was near one of the above towns (see
coordinates below), your town's records could have been
registered in one of these towns. The towns included in this
project are all Administrative District and Subdistrict towns.
The Jewish Community in each of these towns was required
by law to collect the vital records for all the towns that were
part of the Subdistrict. The indices for the above Administrative
towns include reference to the town in which the vital event
occurred. Search the database for your surname and set
"Province" to "Ukraine." This will result in only AGAD record
indices being displayed in your search results.

The indices do not have all the genealogical relevant data. You
can order the actual record >from the AGAD Archives using the
Order Form that is only a few clicks away >from your search
results.

Buczacz/Buchach (4905 2524)
AGAD only houses the Supplemental birth register for Buczacz.
This register includes only 44 delayed birth registrations for the
following years.
Births: 1849, 55, 59, 60, 63, 65, 66, 69, 71, 72, 1875-89

Gliniany/Glinyany (4949 2431)
Births and Deaths have now been added to the database.
Thanks to Town Leader Mike Miller for making this happen.
Births: 1860-1893
Deaths: 1877-1898

Gwozdziec Miasto/Gvozdets (4835 2517)
All the records available at AGAD are now online. This
only includes births for the following years.
Births: 1858, 1863, 1870

Jaryczow Nowy/Novyy Yarchev (4955 2418)
All the records available at AGAD are now online. Thanks to
all the generous contributors for making these available.
The database now includes:
Births: 1888-1890, 1892, 1893, 1896, 1897
Marriages: 1879, 1892, 1897
Deaths: 1879-1881, 1883, 1889-1892, 1899

Komarno (4938 2342)
Komarno birth and death records have been indexed, but not
all the indices have yet been added to the database. The
indices for 1893-1895 births and 1893, 1895-1898, 1900 deaths
have not yet been added. Please contact Town Leader,
Israel Pickholtz <zach4v6@actcom.co.il> for more information.

The following indices have been added to the online database:
Births: 1878-1879, 1883-1884, 1888-1890
Deaths: 1876, 1878-1884, 1889-1891

Mielnica/Melnitsa Podolskaya (4837 2610)
Mielnica birth, marriage and death records have been indexed,
but not all the indices have yet been added to the database. The
indices for 1823-1895 births have not yet been added. Please
contact Town Leader, Lee Bothast <bothasts@earthlink.net>
for more information.

The following indices have been added to the online database:
Marriages: 1877-1898
Deaths: 1851-1895

Okopy (4832 2624)
All of the vital records available at AGAD are now indexed and
online.
This includes:
Marriages: 1854, 1867-1876

Sambor (4931 2312)
Indexing has started on the births, marriages, and deaths for
Sambor. Thanks to the efforts of Town Leader, Rochelle Kaplan,
all record indices will be online as soon as they are indexed.
For now, the following indices have been placed online.
Births: 1862-1880

Sasow/Sasov (4952 2457)
Thanks to the efforts of Town Leader, Howard Verb, all the
records at AGAD have been indexed. All the following indices
are now online.
Births: 1888-1898
Deaths: 1859-1876, 1879-1881, 1882-1895

Stanislawow/Ivano Frankovsk (4856 2443)
Indexing has started on the births for Stanislawow. Thanks to
the efforts of Town Leader, Denise Azbill, all birth record indices
will be online as soon as they are indexed. For now, the
following birth indices have been placed online.
Births: 1881-1892

The Stanislawow initiative was split into two smaller initiatives
- the first to index births and the second to index marriages
and deaths. The first initiative is complete. If you want to help
with the second initiative, please contact Denise at
<Famaz1@hotmail.com>.

Stratyn/Stratin (4928 2442)
Thanks to the efforts of Town Leader, Barry Megdal, all the
records at AGAD have been indexed. All the following indices
are now online.
Births: 1859-1876
Deaths: 1859-1876

Swirz/Svirzh (4939 2406)
All Swirz record indices have now been added to the database.
Thanks to Town Leader Mike Miller for making this happen.
Deaths: 1877-1897

Tarnopol/Ternopol (4933 2535)
Tarnopol births and marriage have been online for quite a while.
Now all 11,500 death indices are now online. Thanks to all
Tarnopol researchers who contributed to this indexing project.
Deaths: 1870-1876, 1878-1892, 1894-1899

Wielkie Oczy, Poland (5001 2309)
All available Wielkie Oczy records have been indexed and are
now online thanks to Town Leader, Stephen Landau.
Births: 1843-1874
Deaths: 1843-1874

Winniki/Vinniki (4949 2406)
All of the vital records available at AGAD are now indexed and
online.
This includes:
Marriages: 1881, 1883, 1886, 1892-95, 1897, 1899
Deaths: 1885, 1887-89, 1891-92, 1895-96

Zawalow/Zavalov (4912 2502)
All of the vital records available at AGAD are now indexed and
online.
This includes:
Births: 1870-1874, 1876, 1878, 1880-1899

Chag Sameach Pesach,
Mark Halpern
AGAD Archives Coordinator
JRI-Poland


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Time-honored Traditions! #general

Susan E. King <susan.king@...>
 

As we gather with our families in celebration of Passover, we
are reaffirming our links to one another, and our links to the past.
Just imagine, if you will, your grandparents as children searching
for the Afikomen and their delight upon finding it. Now imagine your
own grandchildren engaging in the same time-honored tradition, right
down to the joyful expression on the children's faces.

The simplest Jewish traditions connect us, one generation to the
next. JewishGen is there to help us make these connections, to uncover
our past, and to pay tribute to and inform for the future.

We would like to share with you the story of how one family just
did this very thing.

Joel Ostrowicz, a long-time resident of Brazil, and native of Kielce,
Poland, passed away in September 2001 at the age of 86. Seeking a
unique way to honor his memory, Joel's granddaughter, long interested
and involved in her family research, initiated discussions within
the family about how to honor his memory. She approached JewishGen
regarding the Kielce Yizkor Book and together we came to the conclusion
there is no more fitting and lasting memorial than to pay tribute
to a beloved family member by helping people worldwide learn about
his place of birth.

We invite you to visit
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Kielce/Kielce.html and
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/translations.html. Joel's family
generously provided funding for JewishGen to undertake a complete
translation of the 328-page Kielce Yizkor Book and to insure that it
will be available as a public service at the JewishGen Yizkor Book
Project site. This gift will have great benefit to everyone throughout
the world with family roots in Kielce and an interest in Poland's
Jewish cultural heritage and history.

There are partial translations of 322 Yizkor Books currently online,
and all can be expanded to include the entire book. There are hundreds
more to do if we are to achieve our mission. We cannot do this without
your dedication and support. It was because of the generosity and
creative thinking of the Joel Ostrowicz family that JewishGen is able
to provide yet another venue for you to honor those who you love and
cherish.

Before we gather with our families to commemorate Passover we urge
each and every one of you to visit the newly created Dedication Plaques
address:
http://www.jewishgen.org/jewishgen-erosity/DedicationPlaque.html
Please consider adding your name or that of a loved one and make a
special investment today in the JewishGen Yizkor Book Translation
Project.

Would this not be a fitting way to participate in such a time-honored
tradition? Together, we can preserve our history for future generations!

from all of us at JewishGen, the Board, the Executive Committee and
the hundreds of volunteers who work behind the scenes to make it all
possible, we wish you a happy and joyous Passover. To our Israeli
friends and families, please know our thoughts and prayers are with
you this holiday - with hope for peace and understanding.

Susan

Susan E. King
President and Founder
JewishGen, Inc.
http://www.jewishgen.org


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen More AGAD Galician Indices now Online #general

Willie46@...
 

Nearly 50,000 more AGAD vital record indices have now been
added to the Jewish Records Indexing - Poland database.
< http://www.jewishgen.org/JRI-PL/jriplweb.htm >. Another
big **Thank You** to Michael Tobias for creating and updating
the JRI-Poland database, which now has nearly 1.6 million
index entries including nearly 200,000 AGAD index entries.

These indices were created directly >from the records housed
at the AGAD Archives in Warsaw. Indices for the Galician
Administrative District towns of Buczacz, Gliniany, Gwozdziec,
Jaryczow Nowy, Komarno, Mielnica, Okopy, Sambor, Sasow,
Stanislawow, Stratyn, Swirz, Tarnopol, Wielkie Oczy, Winniki,
and Zawalow have now been added to the database. All these
towns are currently in Ukraine except Wielkie Oczy, which is
in Poland. More information on each town is provided below.

If your ancestral town was near one of the above towns (see
coordinates below), your town's records could have been
registered in one of these towns. The towns included in this
project are all Administrative District and Subdistrict towns.
The Jewish Community in each of these towns was required
by law to collect the vital records for all the towns that were
part of the Subdistrict. The indices for the above Administrative
towns include reference to the town in which the vital event
occurred. Search the database for your surname and set
"Province" to "Ukraine." This will result in only AGAD record
indices being displayed in your search results.

The indices do not have all the genealogical relevant data. You
can order the actual record >from the AGAD Archives using the
Order Form that is only a few clicks away >from your search
results.

Buczacz/Buchach (4905 2524)
AGAD only houses the Supplemental birth register for Buczacz.
This register includes only 44 delayed birth registrations for the
following years.
Births: 1849, 55, 59, 60, 63, 65, 66, 69, 71, 72, 1875-89

Gliniany/Glinyany (4949 2431)
Births and Deaths have now been added to the database.
Thanks to Town Leader Mike Miller for making this happen.
Births: 1860-1893
Deaths: 1877-1898

Gwozdziec Miasto/Gvozdets (4835 2517)
All the records available at AGAD are now online. This
only includes births for the following years.
Births: 1858, 1863, 1870

Jaryczow Nowy/Novyy Yarchev (4955 2418)
All the records available at AGAD are now online. Thanks to
all the generous contributors for making these available.
The database now includes:
Births: 1888-1890, 1892, 1893, 1896, 1897
Marriages: 1879, 1892, 1897
Deaths: 1879-1881, 1883, 1889-1892, 1899

Komarno (4938 2342)
Komarno birth and death records have been indexed, but not
all the indices have yet been added to the database. The
indices for 1893-1895 births and 1893, 1895-1898, 1900 deaths
have not yet been added. Please contact Town Leader,
Israel Pickholtz <zach4v6@actcom.co.il> for more information.

The following indices have been added to the online database:
Births: 1878-1879, 1883-1884, 1888-1890
Deaths: 1876, 1878-1884, 1889-1891

Mielnica/Melnitsa Podolskaya (4837 2610)
Mielnica birth, marriage and death records have been indexed,
but not all the indices have yet been added to the database. The
indices for 1823-1895 births have not yet been added. Please
contact Town Leader, Lee Bothast <bothasts@earthlink.net>
for more information.

The following indices have been added to the online database:
Marriages: 1877-1898
Deaths: 1851-1895

Okopy (4832 2624)
All of the vital records available at AGAD are now indexed and
online.
This includes:
Marriages: 1854, 1867-1876

Sambor (4931 2312)
Indexing has started on the births, marriages, and deaths for
Sambor. Thanks to the efforts of Town Leader, Rochelle Kaplan,
all record indices will be online as soon as they are indexed.
For now, the following indices have been placed online.
Births: 1862-1880

Sasow/Sasov (4952 2457)
Thanks to the efforts of Town Leader, Howard Verb, all the
records at AGAD have been indexed. All the following indices
are now online.
Births: 1888-1898
Deaths: 1859-1876, 1879-1881, 1882-1895

Stanislawow/Ivano Frankovsk (4856 2443)
Indexing has started on the births for Stanislawow. Thanks to
the efforts of Town Leader, Denise Azbill, all birth record indices
will be online as soon as they are indexed. For now, the
following birth indices have been placed online.
Births: 1881-1892

The Stanislawow initiative was split into two smaller initiatives
- the first to index births and the second to index marriages
and deaths. The first initiative is complete. If you want to help
with the second initiative, please contact Denise at
<Famaz1@hotmail.com>.

Stratyn/Stratin (4928 2442)
Thanks to the efforts of Town Leader, Barry Megdal, all the
records at AGAD have been indexed. All the following indices
are now online.
Births: 1859-1876
Deaths: 1859-1876

Swirz/Svirzh (4939 2406)
All Swirz record indices have now been added to the database.
Thanks to Town Leader Mike Miller for making this happen.
Deaths: 1877-1897

Tarnopol/Ternopol (4933 2535)
Tarnopol births and marriage have been online for quite a while.
Now all 11,500 death indices are now online. Thanks to all
Tarnopol researchers who contributed to this indexing project.
Deaths: 1870-1876, 1878-1892, 1894-1899

Wielkie Oczy, Poland (5001 2309)
All available Wielkie Oczy records have been indexed and are
now online thanks to Town Leader, Stephen Landau.
Births: 1843-1874
Deaths: 1843-1874

Winniki/Vinniki (4949 2406)
All of the vital records available at AGAD are now indexed and
online.
This includes:
Marriages: 1881, 1883, 1886, 1892-95, 1897, 1899
Deaths: 1885, 1887-89, 1891-92, 1895-96

Zawalow/Zavalov (4912 2502)
All of the vital records available at AGAD are now indexed and
online.
This includes:
Births: 1870-1874, 1876, 1878, 1880-1899

Chag Sameach Pesach,
Mark Halpern
AGAD Archives Coordinator
JRI-Poland


Shtetl: Mariampol? Halies? #general

Anita Springer <aspringer@...>
 

I was thrilled to finally find the ship manifest for the arrival in
NY of a great-grandfather, Gedalje GOTTESMANN, in 1890. Now I have
some questions I am hoping someone might be able to help with.
1) What kind of name is Gedalje? 2) We are trying to figure out
where he came from. We know that he and his wife were Polish speakers.
The Ship Manifest for the NY arrival says that he came >from "Marianpol"
and that his nationality was Polish. I looked in "Stetl-seeker" and
found 25 Mariampols in Poland! Oh dear. The Hamburg ship list says
he was >from "Mariampol" and was >from Russia. The 1910 and 1920
Census records say he was >from Austria and spoke Polish (1910) and
Yiddish (1920.) His death record says he was born in Austria. Is
there any way I can get a better idea of where he came from? He was
born in the mid-1860s.

On another issue, we thought that he and his wife (Bertha in the US)
came to the US together, and their son was born about a year after
they arrived. One family member told me she thought they had been
married in Europe. I was somewhat surprised to find Gedalje Gottesmann
the only Gottesmann listed on the ship manifest, until I noticed that
the name of the passenger immediately preceeding him was "Braune
Bratfeld," a single woman. That is definitely our great-grandmother.
She is listed as being >from "Austria, Halies." Where is Halies?
Are this "Halies" and "Mariampol" anywhere near each other? Is there
any reason to believe they got on the boat together, did they already
know each other and were they engaged? Why should they have waited
until they got to NY to get married? Why didn't they get married
in the presence of their families and friends in the old country?
Or, is it more likely that they met on the boat? They were housed in
separate compartments on the boat. They are listed as consecutively
numbered passengers both on the Hamburg list and the NY list. Are
they really different lists? Does this mean that they were together
both when they got on and off the boat?

I would appreciate any help on figuring this out. Thanks!!

Anita Springer


Ladino #general

Daniel Kazez <dkazez@...>
 

I don't often need to translate words >from Ladino to English, so I
have no dictionary. Can anyone translate these four words for me?
They come >from three different early 1900s marriage records in
Istanbul. Each word refers to an "oficio"--an occupation, I think?

Comerchero
Locander
Empiyegado
Negociante

Daniel

Daniel Kazez <dkazez@mail.wittenberg.edu>
Springfield, Ohio USA
Turkey: KAZEZ-KAZES, ALHADEF-ELHADEF, FRESKO-FRESCO, HABIB,
DEVIDAS-DE VIDAS
http://userpages.wittenberg.edu/dkazez/dk/elh-kaz-fre.html