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JGS of Maryland July 24 program #general

Susan Steeble
 

Speaker: Israel Pickholtz
Title: “Beyond a Reasonable Doubt: What We Know vs. What We Can Prove”
Date and Time: Sunday, July 24, 2016, 1:30 p.m.
Location: Hadassah meeting room, 3723 Old Court Rd (Dumbarton Offices entrance),
Pikesville, MD

Please join us on Sunday, July 24, 2016, for our next program, “Beyond a Reasonable
Doubt: What We Know vs. What We Can Prove,” presented by Israel Pickholtz.

What do you do when the hard proofs just aren’t there, but you are as
sure as you can be of what they would show if you could find them? If
you fold your hands and wait, you may never get anywhere with your
research, but if you accept your suppositions as fact, they may never
be questioned again—not by you, and certainly not by your research
heirs. This presentation will use examples >from the east Galician single-surname
Pikholz Project to consider when you need to determine whether what you know
is beyond a reasonable doubt and if that is, indeed, good enough.

Israel Pickholtz, a native of Pittsburgh, made aliyah in 1973 from
Chicago and now lives in Jerusalem. He has done serious family
research for nearly 20 years. His flagship work is the Pikholz
Project, a single-surname project to identify and reconnect all
Pikholz descendants. Alongside his work as a professional genealogist,
taking clients in Israel and abroad, he became heavily involved in
genetic genealogy in 2013. He manages test kits of more than 80 family
members, at last count. Last summer, he published a book, ENDOGAMY:
One Family, One People (available at www.endogamy-one-family.com). He
blogs at http://allmyforeparents.blogspot.com.

The program is free for paid members and $5 for non-members (applied to membership
fee when a visitor joins JGSMD) after their first meeting. Refreshments
will be available. Please check our web site at www.jgsmd.org for
late updates and for the time, location, and program of future meetings.

Susan Steeble
Baltimore, MD
JGSMD Public Relations


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JGS of Maryland July 24 program #general

Susan Steeble
 

Speaker: Israel Pickholtz
Title: “Beyond a Reasonable Doubt: What We Know vs. What We Can Prove”
Date and Time: Sunday, July 24, 2016, 1:30 p.m.
Location: Hadassah meeting room, 3723 Old Court Rd (Dumbarton Offices entrance),
Pikesville, MD

Please join us on Sunday, July 24, 2016, for our next program, “Beyond a Reasonable
Doubt: What We Know vs. What We Can Prove,” presented by Israel Pickholtz.

What do you do when the hard proofs just aren’t there, but you are as
sure as you can be of what they would show if you could find them? If
you fold your hands and wait, you may never get anywhere with your
research, but if you accept your suppositions as fact, they may never
be questioned again—not by you, and certainly not by your research
heirs. This presentation will use examples >from the east Galician single-surname
Pikholz Project to consider when you need to determine whether what you know
is beyond a reasonable doubt and if that is, indeed, good enough.

Israel Pickholtz, a native of Pittsburgh, made aliyah in 1973 from
Chicago and now lives in Jerusalem. He has done serious family
research for nearly 20 years. His flagship work is the Pikholz
Project, a single-surname project to identify and reconnect all
Pikholz descendants. Alongside his work as a professional genealogist,
taking clients in Israel and abroad, he became heavily involved in
genetic genealogy in 2013. He manages test kits of more than 80 family
members, at last count. Last summer, he published a book, ENDOGAMY:
One Family, One People (available at www.endogamy-one-family.com). He
blogs at http://allmyforeparents.blogspot.com.

The program is free for paid members and $5 for non-members (applied to membership
fee when a visitor joins JGSMD) after their first meeting. Refreshments
will be available. Please check our web site at www.jgsmd.org for
late updates and for the time, location, and program of future meetings.

Susan Steeble
Baltimore, MD
JGSMD Public Relations


Congratulations #poland

Maxwald
 

Congratulations Robinn,

Without your leadership and guidance in this huge undertaking,
it could not have happened.
Max Wald

-----Original Message-----


Subject: 37 Lublin Area Towns Records Now Updated in the JRI-Poland Database
From: RobinnM@aol.com
Date: Tue, 19 Jul 2016 01:38:40 -0400
X-Message-Number: 1

JRI-Poland is delighted to announce the following additions and updates to
37 towns in the Lublin area in the JRI-Poland database.

The towns listed have been linked to online images provided by the Lublin
branch of the Polish State Archives and many of these data sets now include
additional years never before indexed. Furthermore, we have significantly
updated the data sets, providing corrections, additional records missed in
the LDS microfilming.

Annopol
Bobrowniki
Janow Podlaski
Janowiec,
Jeziorzany (Lysobyki)
Kamionka
Miedzyrzec Podlaski
Opole Lubelskie
Piszczac
Radzyn Podlaski
Sarnaki
Siedliszcze
Wieniawa
Wohyn
Wojslawice
Zaklikow

These towns join the following 21 Zamosc area towns whose update was
recently announced:

Bilgoraj, Frampol, Gorzkow, Grabowiec, Horodlo, Hrubieszow,
Izbica/Tarnogora, Jarczow, Jozefow (Jozefow Ordynacki), Komarow Osada,
Krasnobrod, Krylow, Laszczow, Szczebrzeszyn, Tarnogrod, Turobin, Tyszowce,
Wysokie, and the City of Zamosc

Special thanks to the following people who collaborated in this very large
project. Apologies to anyone accidentally left off the list!

Ruth Silver, Max Wald, Smadar Gilboa, David Dubin, Jim Feldman, Norm Katz,
Sharon Zane, Robert Pullman, Mady Land, Shelley Pollero, Howard Fink,
Hadassah Lipsius, David Price, Michael Tobias and Stanley Diamond. Thank
you all! Your help is greatly appreciated!

Robinn Magid
Berkeley,California
Lublin Archives Project Coordinator
Jewish Records Indexing - Poland
RobinnM@aol.com


JRI Poland #Poland Congratulations #poland

Maxwald
 

Congratulations Robinn,

Without your leadership and guidance in this huge undertaking,
it could not have happened.
Max Wald

-----Original Message-----


Subject: 37 Lublin Area Towns Records Now Updated in the JRI-Poland Database
From: RobinnM@aol.com
Date: Tue, 19 Jul 2016 01:38:40 -0400
X-Message-Number: 1

JRI-Poland is delighted to announce the following additions and updates to
37 towns in the Lublin area in the JRI-Poland database.

The towns listed have been linked to online images provided by the Lublin
branch of the Polish State Archives and many of these data sets now include
additional years never before indexed. Furthermore, we have significantly
updated the data sets, providing corrections, additional records missed in
the LDS microfilming.

Annopol
Bobrowniki
Janow Podlaski
Janowiec,
Jeziorzany (Lysobyki)
Kamionka
Miedzyrzec Podlaski
Opole Lubelskie
Piszczac
Radzyn Podlaski
Sarnaki
Siedliszcze
Wieniawa
Wohyn
Wojslawice
Zaklikow

These towns join the following 21 Zamosc area towns whose update was
recently announced:

Bilgoraj, Frampol, Gorzkow, Grabowiec, Horodlo, Hrubieszow,
Izbica/Tarnogora, Jarczow, Jozefow (Jozefow Ordynacki), Komarow Osada,
Krasnobrod, Krylow, Laszczow, Szczebrzeszyn, Tarnogrod, Turobin, Tyszowce,
Wysokie, and the City of Zamosc

Special thanks to the following people who collaborated in this very large
project. Apologies to anyone accidentally left off the list!

Ruth Silver, Max Wald, Smadar Gilboa, David Dubin, Jim Feldman, Norm Katz,
Sharon Zane, Robert Pullman, Mady Land, Shelley Pollero, Howard Fink,
Hadassah Lipsius, David Price, Michael Tobias and Stanley Diamond. Thank
you all! Your help is greatly appreciated!

Robinn Magid
Berkeley,California
Lublin Archives Project Coordinator
Jewish Records Indexing - Poland
RobinnM@aol.com


First Pamela Weisberger Memorial Lecture at the 36th IAJGS International Conference-Samuel Kassow, Ph.D. Speaker #poland

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Los Angeles (JGSLA) is reminding
the JRI-PL subscriber conference attendees about the first JGSLA Pamela
Weisberger Memorial Lecture to be given at the 36th IAJGS International
Conference on Jewish Genealogy on Monday 8 August at 8:30 PM
(www.IAJGS2016.org). The speaker is the distinguished Samuel Kassow,
Ph.D.
The title of the lecture is: History and Catastrophe: The Secret
Warsaw Ghetto Archive of Emanuel Ringelblum.

During World War II Jews resisted not only with guns but also with pen
and paper. Even in the face of death they left "time capsules" full of
documents that they buried under the rubble of ghettos and death camps.
The Ringelblum Archive in the Warsaw Ghetto buried thousands of
documents. But of the 60 people who worked on this national mission,
only three survived. This will be their story.

Professor Kassow is the Charles Northam Professor of History at Trinity
College and the Jacob Kronhill Visiting Scholar in Eastern European
Jewish History at YIVO. He received his Ph.D. >from Princeton University
and is the author of several books, including Who Will Write Our History?
which was a finalist for the National Jewish Book Award and which has been
translated into 7 languages. Roberta Grossman and Nancy Spielberg are
currently making a documentary film based on this book. Professor Kassow
was involved with the development of the POLIN Museum of Jewish History
in Warsaw, Poland and continues to be involved with the Museum. A child
of Holocaust survivors, Professor Kassow was born in a Displaced Persons
camp in Germany.

This is the first in a planned series of lectures to honor the memory of
Pamela Weisberger who passed away 25 September 2015 following a brief
illness. Pamela had a major impact on the lives of many in the global
Jewish genealogical community. She dedicated herself to numerous
genealogical pursuits including the important work of promoting and
producing exceptional programs for JGSLA, and to the service of its
members by assuming a leadership role in the society >from 2003-2015.

While acting as JGSLA's Vice- President, Programming, for over a decade,
she was also the president of Gesher Galicia for eight years. Pamela's
energy was boundless and she gave fully to both organizations.
A dynamic speaker with contagious enthusiasm, she also lectured
extensively at genealogical conferences and to societies in different
parts of the world. She was a superstar in the world of genealogy;
her passion for genealogy was an inspiration to many of us. Pamela's
creativity and flair for programming for JGSLA is commemorated
with the JGSLA Pamela Weisberger Memorial Lecture (PWML).

The PWML hopes to be able to sponsor a series of distinguished lectures
of Jewish genealogical interest at future genealogical conferences. For
more information, see www.jgsla.org.

We hope to see you at the JGSLA-PWML on 8 August.

Jan Meisels Allen, Chairperson,
JGSLA Pamela Weisberger Memorial Lecture Committee


JRI Poland #Poland First Pamela Weisberger Memorial Lecture at the 36th IAJGS International Conference-Samuel Kassow, Ph.D. Speaker #poland

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Los Angeles (JGSLA) is reminding
the JRI-PL subscriber conference attendees about the first JGSLA Pamela
Weisberger Memorial Lecture to be given at the 36th IAJGS International
Conference on Jewish Genealogy on Monday 8 August at 8:30 PM
(www.IAJGS2016.org). The speaker is the distinguished Samuel Kassow,
Ph.D.
The title of the lecture is: History and Catastrophe: The Secret
Warsaw Ghetto Archive of Emanuel Ringelblum.

During World War II Jews resisted not only with guns but also with pen
and paper. Even in the face of death they left "time capsules" full of
documents that they buried under the rubble of ghettos and death camps.
The Ringelblum Archive in the Warsaw Ghetto buried thousands of
documents. But of the 60 people who worked on this national mission,
only three survived. This will be their story.

Professor Kassow is the Charles Northam Professor of History at Trinity
College and the Jacob Kronhill Visiting Scholar in Eastern European
Jewish History at YIVO. He received his Ph.D. >from Princeton University
and is the author of several books, including Who Will Write Our History?
which was a finalist for the National Jewish Book Award and which has been
translated into 7 languages. Roberta Grossman and Nancy Spielberg are
currently making a documentary film based on this book. Professor Kassow
was involved with the development of the POLIN Museum of Jewish History
in Warsaw, Poland and continues to be involved with the Museum. A child
of Holocaust survivors, Professor Kassow was born in a Displaced Persons
camp in Germany.

This is the first in a planned series of lectures to honor the memory of
Pamela Weisberger who passed away 25 September 2015 following a brief
illness. Pamela had a major impact on the lives of many in the global
Jewish genealogical community. She dedicated herself to numerous
genealogical pursuits including the important work of promoting and
producing exceptional programs for JGSLA, and to the service of its
members by assuming a leadership role in the society >from 2003-2015.

While acting as JGSLA's Vice- President, Programming, for over a decade,
she was also the president of Gesher Galicia for eight years. Pamela's
energy was boundless and she gave fully to both organizations.
A dynamic speaker with contagious enthusiasm, she also lectured
extensively at genealogical conferences and to societies in different
parts of the world. She was a superstar in the world of genealogy;
her passion for genealogy was an inspiration to many of us. Pamela's
creativity and flair for programming for JGSLA is commemorated
with the JGSLA Pamela Weisberger Memorial Lecture (PWML).

The PWML hopes to be able to sponsor a series of distinguished lectures
of Jewish genealogical interest at future genealogical conferences. For
more information, see www.jgsla.org.

We hope to see you at the JGSLA-PWML on 8 August.

Jan Meisels Allen, Chairperson,
JGSLA Pamela Weisberger Memorial Lecture Committee


Viewmate Translation-Russian #poland

Mary Jo Levenspiel <levenspiel@...>
 

I've posted a vital record in Russian for which I need a translation. It
is on ViewMate at the following address ...
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM49386

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.

Thank you very much.
M. J. Levenspiel


JRI Poland #Poland Viewmate Translation-Russian #poland

Mary Jo Levenspiel <levenspiel@...>
 

I've posted a vital record in Russian for which I need a translation. It
is on ViewMate at the following address ...
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM49386

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.

Thank you very much.
M. J. Levenspiel


ViewMate translation request - Polish - Piszczac, Poland #general

Jarrod Oviss
 

Hi All,

I have submitted 4 images into Viewmate that are all part of the same original
image. I would really appreciate it if i can get a full word English translation of
images, but also i'd like to have it retyped in Polish (were possible). I
understand that this is some work and thank whomever helps out with this greatly.

Images 49368, 49369, 49370 & 49371, are all >from the same original image but had to
broken up as per size limit. I believe this image is in reference to the Marriage
of Mordko OWIES to Chana WOLOCH in 1862.

It is on ViewMate at the following addresses:
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM49368
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM49369
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM49370
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM49371

Any help with this would be greatly appreciated.

Jarrod Oviss
Melbourne, Australia.


MODERATOR NOTE: Respond privately or through the viewmate response form


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen ViewMate translation request - Polish - Piszczac, Poland #general

Jarrod Oviss
 

Hi All,

I have submitted 4 images into Viewmate that are all part of the same original
image. I would really appreciate it if i can get a full word English translation of
images, but also i'd like to have it retyped in Polish (were possible). I
understand that this is some work and thank whomever helps out with this greatly.

Images 49368, 49369, 49370 & 49371, are all >from the same original image but had to
broken up as per size limit. I believe this image is in reference to the Marriage
of Mordko OWIES to Chana WOLOCH in 1862.

It is on ViewMate at the following addresses:
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM49368
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM49369
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM49370
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM49371

Any help with this would be greatly appreciated.

Jarrod Oviss
Melbourne, Australia.


MODERATOR NOTE: Respond privately or through the viewmate response form


Viewmate translation request - Russian. #general

Mary Jo Levenspiel <levenspiel@...>
 

I've posted a vital record in Russian for which I need a translation. It
is on ViewMate at the following address ...
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM49386
Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.
Thank you very much.
Mary Jo Levenspiel


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Viewmate translation request - Russian. #general

Mary Jo Levenspiel <levenspiel@...>
 

I've posted a vital record in Russian for which I need a translation. It
is on ViewMate at the following address ...
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM49386
Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.
Thank you very much.
Mary Jo Levenspiel


First Pamela Weisberger Memorial Lecture at the 36th IAJGS International Conference-Samuel Kassow, Ph.D. Speaker #galicia

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Los Angeles (JGSLA) is reminding the
Gesher Galicia subscriber conference attendees about the first JGSLA
Pamela Weisberger Memorial Lecture to be given at the 36th IAJGS
International Conference on Jewish Genealogy on Monday 8 August at
8:30 PM (www.IAJGS2016.org). The speaker is the distinguished Samuel
Kassow Ph.D. The title of the lecture is:

History and Catastrophe:
The Secret Warsaw Ghetto Archive of Emanuel Ringelblum

During World War II Jews resisted not only with guns but also with pen
and paper. Even in the face of death they left "time capsules" full of
documents that they buried under the rubble of ghettos and death camps.
The Ringelblum Archive in the Warsaw Ghetto buried thousands of
documents. But of the 60 people who worked on this national mission,
only three survived. This will be their story.

Professor Kassow is the Charles Northam Professor of History at Trinity
College and the Jacob Kronhill Visiting Scholar in Eastern European
Jewish History at YIVO. He received his Ph.D. >from Princeton University
and is the author of several books, including Who Will Write Our History?,
which was a finalist for the National Jewish Book Award and which has
been translated into 7 languages. Roberta Grossman and Nancy Spielberg
are currently making a documentary film based on this book.

Professor Kassow was involved with the development of the POLIN
Museum of Jewish History in Warsaw, Poland and continues to be involved
with the Museum. A child of Holocaust survivors, Professor Kassow was
born in a Displaced Persons camp in Germany.

This is the first in a planned series of lectures to honor the memory of
Pamela Weisberger, who passed away 25 September 2015 following a brief
illness. Pamela had a major impact on the lives of many in the global
Jewish genealogical community. She dedicated herself to numerous
genealogical pursuits including the important work of promoting and
producing exceptional programs for JGSLA, and to the service of its
members by assuming a leadership role in the society >from 2003-2015.
While acting as JGSLA's Vice-President, Programming for over a decade,
she was also the president of Gesher Galicia for eight years. Pamela's
energy was boundless and she gave fully to both organizations. A
dynamic speaker with contagious enthusiasm, she also lectured
extensively at genealogical conferences and to societies in different parts
of the world. She was a superstar in the world of genealogy; her passion
for genealogy was an inspiration to many of us.

Pamela's creativity and flair for programming for JGSLA is commemorated
with the JGSLA Pamela Weisberger Memorial Lecture (PWML).

The PWML hopes to be able to sponsor a series of distinguished lectures
of Jewish genealogical interest at future genealogical conferences. For
more information, see www.jgsla.org.

We hope to see you at the JGSLA-PWML on 8 August.

Jan Meisels Allen, Chairperson,
JGSLA Pamela Weisberger Memorial Lecture Committee


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia First Pamela Weisberger Memorial Lecture at the 36th IAJGS International Conference-Samuel Kassow, Ph.D. Speaker #galicia

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Los Angeles (JGSLA) is reminding the
Gesher Galicia subscriber conference attendees about the first JGSLA
Pamela Weisberger Memorial Lecture to be given at the 36th IAJGS
International Conference on Jewish Genealogy on Monday 8 August at
8:30 PM (www.IAJGS2016.org). The speaker is the distinguished Samuel
Kassow Ph.D. The title of the lecture is:

History and Catastrophe:
The Secret Warsaw Ghetto Archive of Emanuel Ringelblum

During World War II Jews resisted not only with guns but also with pen
and paper. Even in the face of death they left "time capsules" full of
documents that they buried under the rubble of ghettos and death camps.
The Ringelblum Archive in the Warsaw Ghetto buried thousands of
documents. But of the 60 people who worked on this national mission,
only three survived. This will be their story.

Professor Kassow is the Charles Northam Professor of History at Trinity
College and the Jacob Kronhill Visiting Scholar in Eastern European
Jewish History at YIVO. He received his Ph.D. >from Princeton University
and is the author of several books, including Who Will Write Our History?,
which was a finalist for the National Jewish Book Award and which has
been translated into 7 languages. Roberta Grossman and Nancy Spielberg
are currently making a documentary film based on this book.

Professor Kassow was involved with the development of the POLIN
Museum of Jewish History in Warsaw, Poland and continues to be involved
with the Museum. A child of Holocaust survivors, Professor Kassow was
born in a Displaced Persons camp in Germany.

This is the first in a planned series of lectures to honor the memory of
Pamela Weisberger, who passed away 25 September 2015 following a brief
illness. Pamela had a major impact on the lives of many in the global
Jewish genealogical community. She dedicated herself to numerous
genealogical pursuits including the important work of promoting and
producing exceptional programs for JGSLA, and to the service of its
members by assuming a leadership role in the society >from 2003-2015.
While acting as JGSLA's Vice-President, Programming for over a decade,
she was also the president of Gesher Galicia for eight years. Pamela's
energy was boundless and she gave fully to both organizations. A
dynamic speaker with contagious enthusiasm, she also lectured
extensively at genealogical conferences and to societies in different parts
of the world. She was a superstar in the world of genealogy; her passion
for genealogy was an inspiration to many of us.

Pamela's creativity and flair for programming for JGSLA is commemorated
with the JGSLA Pamela Weisberger Memorial Lecture (PWML).

The PWML hopes to be able to sponsor a series of distinguished lectures
of Jewish genealogical interest at future genealogical conferences. For
more information, see www.jgsla.org.

We hope to see you at the JGSLA-PWML on 8 August.

Jan Meisels Allen, Chairperson,
JGSLA Pamela Weisberger Memorial Lecture Committee


Viewmate translation of Polish birth record #galicia

Sally Vetstein <svetter@...>
 

Dear Geshers,

I've posted a vital record in Polish for which I need a complete
translation. It is on ViewMate at the following address...
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM49387
I am particularly interested in the Sandeks.

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.
Thank you very much.

Sally Vetstein


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Viewmate translation of Polish birth record #galicia

Sally Vetstein <svetter@...>
 

Dear Geshers,

I've posted a vital record in Polish for which I need a complete
translation. It is on ViewMate at the following address...
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM49387
I am particularly interested in the Sandeks.

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.
Thank you very much.

Sally Vetstein


ViewMate translations Russian to English #general

Lynne Kaffko
 

I have submitted 3 death records for the following people: Daniel Jusk Kawke, Sora
Kawkiewicz and Jenta Kejzer. All the records appear to be in Russian. If at all
possible I would like a complete translation of the documents. Any help will be
greatly appreciated.

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM49396
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM49397
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM49398

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.
Thank you so very much for your help.

Lynne Kaffko

Researching the surnames: KAWKIEWICZ, KAWKE, KAFKA, KEIZER, CYZAR, KEJZER,
GALCHINSKY, KALEKA, KALINSKY all >from the Lomza, Bialystok area.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen ViewMate translations Russian to English #general

Lynne Kaffko
 

I have submitted 3 death records for the following people: Daniel Jusk Kawke, Sora
Kawkiewicz and Jenta Kejzer. All the records appear to be in Russian. If at all
possible I would like a complete translation of the documents. Any help will be
greatly appreciated.

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM49396
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM49397
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM49398

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.
Thank you so very much for your help.

Lynne Kaffko

Researching the surnames: KAWKIEWICZ, KAWKE, KAFKA, KEIZER, CYZAR, KEJZER,
GALCHINSKY, KALEKA, KALINSKY all >from the Lomza, Bialystok area.


Re: Yiddish names to American names in U.S. records #general

Rochelle Gershenow
 

Shari Kantrow wrote "My great-grandmother's sister Hinda KARPET (b. abt
1870)in Kamenets-Podolskiy was married to someone named Chaskel (Wiener ?). They
lived in Brooklyn, NY on President St. until the 1960s. I am unaware if they had
any children. My mother has no idea what their American names were, so finding them
in Brooklyn has been a bit tricky."

A wonderful source for finding the American name >from the Yiddish name is
the Given Names Database, which can be found at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/GivenNames/. The search page is located
at http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/GivenNames/search.htm

You do need to play with the countries a bit. For example, I plugged Hinde
into the search box and first used Belarus as the country. It did not show
any U.S. names. But when I used Ukraine as the country it brought up Annie
/ Hannah / Hinda / Ida as possibilities for the U.S. name. I also plugged
in Chaskel for a few countries with no result. When I plugged in Poland as
the country it brought up Chaskel (Khaskel) as the Yiddish nickname for the
Hebrew name of Yechezkeyl, and the U.S. name of Charles.

Rochelle Gershenow
Oxford, Connecticut

Searching: AGINSKY (Belarus); CHAIKIN (Homyel, Belarus; Priluki, Ukraine);
GERIS/GERRISH (Vitebsk GuberyniaBelarus/Latvia); GERSHONOWITZ (Lithuania;
USA); LANGDORF (Galicia); MERRIN (Belarus); PURINSON/PURINZON
(Priluki,Ukraine; Argentina; Brazil; Israel; USA); SLONIMSKY/SLONIM (Minsk,
Belarus; USA); SONDEK/SUNDOCK/SUNDACK (Janavole, Borkhovo, Rezekne, and
Ludza, Latvia; USA); SOKOLOVSKY (Priluki, Ukraine)


Roz Chast #general

Judy Floam
 

There is a lovely piece in this week's New Yorker by Roz Chast, about
finding relatives graves in Mt. Lebanon Cemetery in Queens. Someone who
read her book about her parents used FindAGrave and then sent her
information about how to find these relatives.

Judy Floam
Baltimore

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