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Research on the Net with Google #general

Jo Ann Goldwater
 

I am writing this message is in response to Carola Murray-Seegert who is
looking for information about Russian relatives, and I thought that my
experience may be relevant to her and to others.

For several years I had been looking for information about my great uncle,
Dr. Abraham Ber Leib Kahn (known as Dr. Boris L Kagan in Russia) and I hadn't
been able to find anything. I was told by relatives that he was a prominent,
much loved physician in Voskresensk and he died there in 1912 at the age of
42, after he contracted typhus >from a patient. He also worked at the Sydenham
Hospital in NYC >from 1908 to 1910, but I wasn't able to find out anything >from
his time there because the records seem to have been destroyed.

Last year I had the idea to ask someone who spoke Russian if they could look
his name up on the Net. I was hoping to find out if the hospital he established
there still exists. Not only did I find out that it exists, but I discovered
that last October they unveiled a plaque to his memory. Imagine my surprise
to find out that he is still remembered there. Then I discovered that it is
not too difficult to do a search using Google translate. You can find sites,
and it will do the translation. It takes patience, and it's not perfect, but
you can find out quite a bit of information.

Following that, I decided to get a Russian translator to help me. On one of
the sites that we found, she was able to get in touch with the town historian,
who was very interested in my great uncle's story. He sent me wonderful photos
of my uncle, his grave, and his wife and children and we have exchanged
information. The tombstone was destroyed at some point, and we are hoping now
to get it restored. The story is told that Abraham (Boris) contracted typhus
after he found a sick woman on the street and carried her to his hospital.

So because of basic research on the Net, I was able to find wonderful
information about my great uncle. It may not be of use to everyone, but
don't forget Google and Google translate. Good luck to you all in your research.

Jo Ann Goldwater
Montreal, Canada

Researching
GOLDWASSER in Akmene, Zagare, Riga, KAGAN in Zagare, Riga, Moscow,
Voskresensk ABRAHAMS in Zagare BASKIN, in Akmene, Zagare


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Research on the Net with Google #general

Jo Ann Goldwater
 

I am writing this message is in response to Carola Murray-Seegert who is
looking for information about Russian relatives, and I thought that my
experience may be relevant to her and to others.

For several years I had been looking for information about my great uncle,
Dr. Abraham Ber Leib Kahn (known as Dr. Boris L Kagan in Russia) and I hadn't
been able to find anything. I was told by relatives that he was a prominent,
much loved physician in Voskresensk and he died there in 1912 at the age of
42, after he contracted typhus >from a patient. He also worked at the Sydenham
Hospital in NYC >from 1908 to 1910, but I wasn't able to find out anything >from
his time there because the records seem to have been destroyed.

Last year I had the idea to ask someone who spoke Russian if they could look
his name up on the Net. I was hoping to find out if the hospital he established
there still exists. Not only did I find out that it exists, but I discovered
that last October they unveiled a plaque to his memory. Imagine my surprise
to find out that he is still remembered there. Then I discovered that it is
not too difficult to do a search using Google translate. You can find sites,
and it will do the translation. It takes patience, and it's not perfect, but
you can find out quite a bit of information.

Following that, I decided to get a Russian translator to help me. On one of
the sites that we found, she was able to get in touch with the town historian,
who was very interested in my great uncle's story. He sent me wonderful photos
of my uncle, his grave, and his wife and children and we have exchanged
information. The tombstone was destroyed at some point, and we are hoping now
to get it restored. The story is told that Abraham (Boris) contracted typhus
after he found a sick woman on the street and carried her to his hospital.

So because of basic research on the Net, I was able to find wonderful
information about my great uncle. It may not be of use to everyone, but
don't forget Google and Google translate. Good luck to you all in your research.

Jo Ann Goldwater
Montreal, Canada

Researching
GOLDWASSER in Akmene, Zagare, Riga, KAGAN in Zagare, Riga, Moscow,
Voskresensk ABRAHAMS in Zagare BASKIN, in Akmene, Zagare


National Library of Scotland Posts the Scottish Post Office Directories #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Many of us in the US are familiar with City Directories--the listings of
people who paid to be included for their business and residence before
telephones and telephone directories. These have been useful in locating
family in an earlier time. It is a way to find where people lived between
censuses. Other countries had different types of directories that provided
similar information.

The National Library of Scotland digitized the Scottish Post Office
directories >from 1773 to 1911. Using these directories one can research the
family, trade and town history. You can search by place, year and
resident's name. As censuses are performed every 10 years this gives
information between the censuses--and the directories start before the
censuses began in 1841. To view the Scottish Postal Directories go to:
http://digital.nls.uk/directories/index.html

You might also find of interest other digitized collections of the National
Library of Scotland--including World War I official photographs and WWI
experiences and more. To see which collections are available go to:
http://digital.nls.uk/gallery.cfm

Thank you to Dick Eastman and the Eastman Online Genealogy Newsletter for
alerting us to the digitized Scottish Post Office directories.

Jan Meisels Allen
IAJGS Vice President
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Zedich, Poland circa 1892? or is it Zidikai?? #general

A. E. Jordan
 

Looking at the passenger lists I found my great grandfather's sister (or
so I think) but on the list it shows here as coming >from Zedich, Poland.
She is arriving in New York >from Hamburg in September 1892. The handwriting
is clear as day on this passenger list (for a change) so there is no
question what was written down.

Is there such a place as Zedich in Poland? Or could this be Zidikai which
is in modern day Lithuania?

Thanks

Allan Jordan


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen National Library of Scotland Posts the Scottish Post Office Directories #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Many of us in the US are familiar with City Directories--the listings of
people who paid to be included for their business and residence before
telephones and telephone directories. These have been useful in locating
family in an earlier time. It is a way to find where people lived between
censuses. Other countries had different types of directories that provided
similar information.

The National Library of Scotland digitized the Scottish Post Office
directories >from 1773 to 1911. Using these directories one can research the
family, trade and town history. You can search by place, year and
resident's name. As censuses are performed every 10 years this gives
information between the censuses--and the directories start before the
censuses began in 1841. To view the Scottish Postal Directories go to:
http://digital.nls.uk/directories/index.html

You might also find of interest other digitized collections of the National
Library of Scotland--including World War I official photographs and WWI
experiences and more. To see which collections are available go to:
http://digital.nls.uk/gallery.cfm

Thank you to Dick Eastman and the Eastman Online Genealogy Newsletter for
alerting us to the digitized Scottish Post Office directories.

Jan Meisels Allen
IAJGS Vice President
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Zedich, Poland circa 1892? or is it Zidikai?? #general

A. E. Jordan
 

Looking at the passenger lists I found my great grandfather's sister (or
so I think) but on the list it shows here as coming >from Zedich, Poland.
She is arriving in New York >from Hamburg in September 1892. The handwriting
is clear as day on this passenger list (for a change) so there is no
question what was written down.

Is there such a place as Zedich in Poland? Or could this be Zidikai which
is in modern day Lithuania?

Thanks

Allan Jordan


Daukiniunai Jewish Agricultural Settlement? #general

David Gordon
 

I recently discovered some new information about my father's family
that indicates that my gggf, who was, at least later in life, from
Butrimantz/Butrimonys, a farmer. According to the information from
the Revision List, he was part of something called the Daukiniunai
Jewish Agricultural Settlement. Despite some searching, I have been
unable to find out anything whatsoever about this entity. Does anyone
know anything about it or have a suggestion where I might be able to
learn more?

David Gordon
tiganeasca/at/ gmail.com
Chicago, Illinois
Searching:
HORWITZ: Smolevichi, Lapichi GORDON: Butrimantz
GEBALOVITCH: Borisov DRAZIN: Bobruisk
BENENSON: Borisov HURWITZ: Gomel


Where is Jodow Stary? #general

Jean Warwick
 

Hi
I found the following information at the "Memorial de la Shoah Musee a Paris"
website.
Jacob ADLER, [known as Jack] Born in 1896/7 in Jodow Stary.
Was interned in Drancy, near Paris France.
He was deported [by train] in convoy Number 07 on 19 July 1942 to Auschwitz
(999 people were in this convoy, 17 survived to the end of the war).
He lived at 9 Rue des Lions, St Paul, 4 th district in Paris France. His
profession is given as cutter.
My question is does anyone know where Jodow Stary is please?
Jean Warwick. Coventry UK.

GROSS: Glasgow, Perth. CREAM/CREME/CRAM: Minneapolis, Glasgow, Perth, Telz.
LEVENSTON/LEVIN/LEVINE: Glasgow. PEKEL: ?


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Daukiniunai Jewish Agricultural Settlement? #general

David Gordon
 

I recently discovered some new information about my father's family
that indicates that my gggf, who was, at least later in life, from
Butrimantz/Butrimonys, a farmer. According to the information from
the Revision List, he was part of something called the Daukiniunai
Jewish Agricultural Settlement. Despite some searching, I have been
unable to find out anything whatsoever about this entity. Does anyone
know anything about it or have a suggestion where I might be able to
learn more?

David Gordon
tiganeasca/at/ gmail.com
Chicago, Illinois
Searching:
HORWITZ: Smolevichi, Lapichi GORDON: Butrimantz
GEBALOVITCH: Borisov DRAZIN: Bobruisk
BENENSON: Borisov HURWITZ: Gomel


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Where is Jodow Stary? #general

Jean Warwick
 

Hi
I found the following information at the "Memorial de la Shoah Musee a Paris"
website.
Jacob ADLER, [known as Jack] Born in 1896/7 in Jodow Stary.
Was interned in Drancy, near Paris France.
He was deported [by train] in convoy Number 07 on 19 July 1942 to Auschwitz
(999 people were in this convoy, 17 survived to the end of the war).
He lived at 9 Rue des Lions, St Paul, 4 th district in Paris France. His
profession is given as cutter.
My question is does anyone know where Jodow Stary is please?
Jean Warwick. Coventry UK.

GROSS: Glasgow, Perth. CREAM/CREME/CRAM: Minneapolis, Glasgow, Perth, Telz.
LEVENSTON/LEVIN/LEVINE: Glasgow. PEKEL: ?


Searching SHENKMAN and SVERDLOV #belarus

George Rothstein
 

Searching SHENKMAN and SVERDLOV >from Lutzhin (Luzhki), Disna and Glubokoe
area. Family immigrated to the US around 1900 and settled in New York and
CT.

George Rothstein (#334701),
Columbia, Maryland
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Belarus SIG #Belarus Searching SHENKMAN and SVERDLOV #belarus

George Rothstein
 

Searching SHENKMAN and SVERDLOV >from Lutzhin (Luzhki), Disna and Glubokoe
area. Family immigrated to the US around 1900 and settled in New York and
CT.

George Rothstein (#334701),
Columbia, Maryland
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Yebushchina forest near Berezino in Belarus #belarus

Fran Bock
 

Hello Fellow Genners,

Does anyone have information on Yebushchina, a forest region in Minsk
guberniya near the village of Berezino in Belarus? The village is on the
River Beresina, between Borisov and Bobruisk. In the late 19th and early
20th centuries the land was owned by a Polish magnate family, the Pototskiy
family (many different spellings). My father's family (ELKIND) worked as
foresters in this area before coming to US beginning in 1903.


Frances A. Bock, Ph.D.

Researching: ELKIND, POLIAKOFF (Belarus)


Belarus SIG #Belarus Yebushchina forest near Berezino in Belarus #belarus

Fran Bock
 

Hello Fellow Genners,

Does anyone have information on Yebushchina, a forest region in Minsk
guberniya near the village of Berezino in Belarus? The village is on the
River Beresina, between Borisov and Bobruisk. In the late 19th and early
20th centuries the land was owned by a Polish magnate family, the Pototskiy
family (many different spellings). My father's family (ELKIND) worked as
foresters in this area before coming to US beginning in 1903.


Frances A. Bock, Ph.D.

Researching: ELKIND, POLIAKOFF (Belarus)


Kamanets records #belarus

rosies@...
 

Having been a member of this group for several years I was mainly interested
in Brest-Litovsk records. Now I have found out that my grandmother was born
in Pruzhany and most of the rest of her family a short distance away in
Kamanets. Does anyone know how to obtain records >from either of these two
towns? Looking at 1850 - 1910.
Any help greatly appreciated.

Michael Rosenberg, AUSTRALIA
Researching: ROSENBERG >from Brest-Litovsk, Lukow and Adamow, GOLOMB from
Kamanets and Pruzhany
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Belarus SIG #Belarus Kamanets records #belarus

rosies@...
 

Having been a member of this group for several years I was mainly interested
in Brest-Litovsk records. Now I have found out that my grandmother was born
in Pruzhany and most of the rest of her family a short distance away in
Kamanets. Does anyone know how to obtain records >from either of these two
towns? Looking at 1850 - 1910.
Any help greatly appreciated.

Michael Rosenberg, AUSTRALIA
Researching: ROSENBERG >from Brest-Litovsk, Lukow and Adamow, GOLOMB from
Kamanets and Pruzhany
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IAJGS Paris2012 - Newsletter 14 #belarus

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JULY 15-18 2012
32nd IAJGS INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE on JEWISH GENEALOGY hosted by The
French Cercle de Genealogie Juive
(www.paris2012.eu – contact@... )
Newsletter # 14 – July 06, 2012

***ONLY ONE WEEK LEFT UNTIL THE D-DAY***

Quickly join the Conference nearly 700 attendees – Sign-up and make your
friends sign-up

***
EARLY REGISTRATION for the delegates and speakers

You will find information about the Conference and about Paris in the
documents that will be given to you in your conference bag.

A short paper guide of the Conference will be given to all attendees. A
complete guide including abstracts and biographies of all speakers, guides,
exhibitors... will be given on a flashdrive to delegates who registered for
the whole Conference.
Others can acquire it for 10 €, at CGJ stand.

***
The registration will be possible on Saturday July 14 >from 4pm to 10pm; on
Sunday and other days, >from 7:30 am in the Hall of the Conference Centre
(ground floor).
IN ORDER TO SAVE TIME, REGISTER ON SATURDAY

***

ONLINE CONFERENCE REGISTRATION AND FAMILY FINDER

After TUESDAY JULY 10, your registration will not be taken online anymore.
from now on, the names that you enter are no longer considered for the
Family Finder. They will be taken into account for your badge UNTIL TUESDAY
NIGHT July 10.

***
REMIND

----> There are still some places in the WORKSHOPS and TOURS
(www.paris2012.eu/products)
Registration is still possible online UNTIL TUESDAY NIGHT July 10.
In the availability of places, it will still be possible to sign up at CGJ
stand until the date of the workshop and / or the tour.
There are still some places to visit the Louvre: classic tour or biblical
theme tour.

----> Sign for MEALS and the GALA:
It is still possible to register online UNTIL TUESDAY NIGHT July 10
(including kosher lunches out of SIGs).
We will – as an exception - accept few registrations at CGJ stand, EXCEPT
FOR SUNDAY LUNCH.

----> Sign up for the exceptional post-conference TRIP to NORMANDY
Giverny (made famous by Claude Monet), Elbeuf and a rare visit to the
Factory of Knowledges (former textile factory "Blin & Blin "), and to the
synagogue, Rouen where we will be authorized - and only us - for special
tour of the Sublime Abode (11th century Yeshiva), Caen Memorial and the
landing beaches.
€ 350; information: Joubert-Voyages, 01 48 74 December 30

----> Buy all AUDIO FILES OF THE CONFERENCE
You can order now – with reduced prices - an audio recording of lectures on
a single USB flash drive, by visiting the website of Conference Resource:
http://www.myconferenceresource.com/products/32-iajgs-international-conference-on-jewish-genealogy-2012.aspx


Belarus SIG #Belarus IAJGS Paris2012 - Newsletter 14 #belarus

bounce-2450202-772948@...
 

JULY 15-18 2012
32nd IAJGS INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE on JEWISH GENEALOGY hosted by The
French Cercle de Genealogie Juive
(www.paris2012.eu – contact@... )
Newsletter # 14 – July 06, 2012

***ONLY ONE WEEK LEFT UNTIL THE D-DAY***

Quickly join the Conference nearly 700 attendees – Sign-up and make your
friends sign-up

***
EARLY REGISTRATION for the delegates and speakers

You will find information about the Conference and about Paris in the
documents that will be given to you in your conference bag.

A short paper guide of the Conference will be given to all attendees. A
complete guide including abstracts and biographies of all speakers, guides,
exhibitors... will be given on a flashdrive to delegates who registered for
the whole Conference.
Others can acquire it for 10 €, at CGJ stand.

***
The registration will be possible on Saturday July 14 >from 4pm to 10pm; on
Sunday and other days, >from 7:30 am in the Hall of the Conference Centre
(ground floor).
IN ORDER TO SAVE TIME, REGISTER ON SATURDAY

***

ONLINE CONFERENCE REGISTRATION AND FAMILY FINDER

After TUESDAY JULY 10, your registration will not be taken online anymore.
from now on, the names that you enter are no longer considered for the
Family Finder. They will be taken into account for your badge UNTIL TUESDAY
NIGHT July 10.

***
REMIND

----> There are still some places in the WORKSHOPS and TOURS
(www.paris2012.eu/products)
Registration is still possible online UNTIL TUESDAY NIGHT July 10.
In the availability of places, it will still be possible to sign up at CGJ
stand until the date of the workshop and / or the tour.
There are still some places to visit the Louvre: classic tour or biblical
theme tour.

----> Sign for MEALS and the GALA:
It is still possible to register online UNTIL TUESDAY NIGHT July 10
(including kosher lunches out of SIGs).
We will – as an exception - accept few registrations at CGJ stand, EXCEPT
FOR SUNDAY LUNCH.

----> Sign up for the exceptional post-conference TRIP to NORMANDY
Giverny (made famous by Claude Monet), Elbeuf and a rare visit to the
Factory of Knowledges (former textile factory "Blin & Blin "), and to the
synagogue, Rouen where we will be authorized - and only us - for special
tour of the Sublime Abode (11th century Yeshiva), Caen Memorial and the
landing beaches.
€ 350; information: Joubert-Voyages, 01 48 74 December 30

----> Buy all AUDIO FILES OF THE CONFERENCE
You can order now – with reduced prices - an audio recording of lectures on
a single USB flash drive, by visiting the website of Conference Resource:
http://www.myconferenceresource.com/products/32-iajgs-international-conference-on-jewish-genealogy-2012.aspx


Re: Any idea of what these towns are today? #galicia

Alexander Sharon
 

Dalya Dektor wrote:

Do you have any idea of what these towns could be?

1. I have found the town Kunaszow as a birth place in JRI-Poland for
Blume WEINTRAUB. But I cannot find it in JewishGen town finder or
gazetteer.

2. I am trying to reconcile place names in FTM, but can't find them.
When I tried town finder and gazetteer nothing even close comes up.
I am including the city and country that were given to me, with no
sources. The towns are:

Geibon, Galicia, Austria - BERGMAN
Concorlevnitza, Poland - RUBINSZTEJN
Mizritch, Poland - RUBINSZTEJN
Byszki, Austria - WEISSTEIN
Pietin, Austria - AST
Pidhiltz, Poland - AST
Scheme, Poland - AST

------------------------

Places in Galicia appears to be concentrated around Brzezany:

Kunaszow - Kunashuv
Byszki - Byshki
Scheme - should read Szumlany
Pietin - should read Pniatyn (Pnyatyn)
Pidhiltz - should read Podhajce

------------

Concorlevnitza - should read: Kakolewnica, near (Radzyn district,
Lublin)
Mizhrich - should read Miedzyrzec [Podlaski]

"Geibon" - beats me. Hubin near Buczacz?

Best

Alexander Sharon
Calgary, AB


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia RE: Any idea of what these towns are today? #galicia

Alexander Sharon
 

Dalya Dektor wrote:

Do you have any idea of what these towns could be?

1. I have found the town Kunaszow as a birth place in JRI-Poland for
Blume WEINTRAUB. But I cannot find it in JewishGen town finder or
gazetteer.

2. I am trying to reconcile place names in FTM, but can't find them.
When I tried town finder and gazetteer nothing even close comes up.
I am including the city and country that were given to me, with no
sources. The towns are:

Geibon, Galicia, Austria - BERGMAN
Concorlevnitza, Poland - RUBINSZTEJN
Mizritch, Poland - RUBINSZTEJN
Byszki, Austria - WEISSTEIN
Pietin, Austria - AST
Pidhiltz, Poland - AST
Scheme, Poland - AST

------------------------

Places in Galicia appears to be concentrated around Brzezany:

Kunaszow - Kunashuv
Byszki - Byshki
Scheme - should read Szumlany
Pietin - should read Pniatyn (Pnyatyn)
Pidhiltz - should read Podhajce

------------

Concorlevnitza - should read: Kakolewnica, near (Radzyn district,
Lublin)
Mizhrich - should read Miedzyrzec [Podlaski]

"Geibon" - beats me. Hubin near Buczacz?

Best

Alexander Sharon
Calgary, AB

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