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Vilnius state archives #lithuania

Howard Margol
 

<< From: Chuck & Baschki Leo <cleo1@...>
I will be traveling to Vilnius in May. I want to do some research on
family members one generation earlier than those we currently have on
the family tree. for those who have done this in Vilnius, do you
reccomend hiring someone to do the work prior to arrival, or is it possible to just show up at the archive and be able to get some
significant work done with a translator to help? >>

Just walking into the archive, and expecting to obtain results, very
rarely works. The records you need may not be available for a week or
two. It is not like a library where you can go to the shelf and select
a book to look at.

You have to request specific records, and in time, those records will be
brought to you in the archive reading room.

There is very little time left before you arrive at the archive in May.
Contact a researcher in Vilnius NOW, give them the information you
already have, and tell them what you hope to accomplish. Be sure and
tell them the date you will visit the archive. If all else fails, go to
the archive anyway. You may get lucky. If nothing else, you can make
arrangements for the research to be done and the results sent to you
later.

Howard Margol
Atlanta, Georgia
homargol@...
www.pusalotas.org


SZKLAR-SHKLAR-SKLAR-SKOLNICK #lithuania

Arnold Rabinowitz <Arnold.Rabinowitz@...>
 

Recently had an old (1910 or 20's) letter translated >from Hebrew (so
spellings could be off)(Kurents area ?) and here's what I think I
deduced:

1. Letter is written or dictated by LEAH SKLAR (married to DAVID SKLAR)

2. To her sister ROCHL (whose husband (ZUSSMAN) stated on her death cert
that her father's name was AARON SKOLNICK) 3. LEACH had six children
YITZCHAK(M)-lost or disappeared in the war
YEHUDIS(F)-married & emigrated to USA
ZVULUN(?)-living near parents in Luksiai, Sakiai, Lithuania
ARKEN(M)-(called him Swindler) emigrated to USA
CHANA(F)-married to ASHER KAPLAN and living near parents
MELACH(M)-married & emigrated to USA

Leah states that YEHUDIS,ARKEN & MELACH "should write me a letter and tell
me how they are if they have a drop of Yiddishkeit"

Does anything tie in to your family history?

Arnold Rabinowitz
New Haven, Connecticut,USA
Arnold.rabinowitz@...

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately with family information.


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Vilnius state archives #lithuania

Howard Margol
 

<< From: Chuck & Baschki Leo <cleo1@...>
I will be traveling to Vilnius in May. I want to do some research on
family members one generation earlier than those we currently have on
the family tree. for those who have done this in Vilnius, do you
reccomend hiring someone to do the work prior to arrival, or is it possible to just show up at the archive and be able to get some
significant work done with a translator to help? >>

Just walking into the archive, and expecting to obtain results, very
rarely works. The records you need may not be available for a week or
two. It is not like a library where you can go to the shelf and select
a book to look at.

You have to request specific records, and in time, those records will be
brought to you in the archive reading room.

There is very little time left before you arrive at the archive in May.
Contact a researcher in Vilnius NOW, give them the information you
already have, and tell them what you hope to accomplish. Be sure and
tell them the date you will visit the archive. If all else fails, go to
the archive anyway. You may get lucky. If nothing else, you can make
arrangements for the research to be done and the results sent to you
later.

Howard Margol
Atlanta, Georgia
homargol@...
www.pusalotas.org


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania SZKLAR-SHKLAR-SKLAR-SKOLNICK #lithuania

Arnold Rabinowitz <Arnold.Rabinowitz@...>
 

Recently had an old (1910 or 20's) letter translated >from Hebrew (so
spellings could be off)(Kurents area ?) and here's what I think I
deduced:

1. Letter is written or dictated by LEAH SKLAR (married to DAVID SKLAR)

2. To her sister ROCHL (whose husband (ZUSSMAN) stated on her death cert
that her father's name was AARON SKOLNICK) 3. LEACH had six children
YITZCHAK(M)-lost or disappeared in the war
YEHUDIS(F)-married & emigrated to USA
ZVULUN(?)-living near parents in Luksiai, Sakiai, Lithuania
ARKEN(M)-(called him Swindler) emigrated to USA
CHANA(F)-married to ASHER KAPLAN and living near parents
MELACH(M)-married & emigrated to USA

Leah states that YEHUDIS,ARKEN & MELACH "should write me a letter and tell
me how they are if they have a drop of Yiddishkeit"

Does anything tie in to your family history?

Arnold Rabinowitz
New Haven, Connecticut,USA
Arnold.rabinowitz@...

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately with family information.


Looking for Sonia Kovitz #lithuania

Beryl. B <balden@...>
 

I would like to contact Sonia Kovitz
but have lost her e-mail address and
would appreciate her writing to me if
she sees this message.

Many thanks

Beryl Baleson
Israel.
balden@...

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately.


.


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Looking for Sonia Kovitz #lithuania

Beryl. B <balden@...>
 

I would like to contact Sonia Kovitz
but have lost her e-mail address and
would appreciate her writing to me if
she sees this message.

Many thanks

Beryl Baleson
Israel.
balden@...

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately.


.


Re: Unwanted replies--and how to get the replies you want #general

Lisa Lepore <llepore@...>
 

I received a personal message, suggesting I might provide some
technical help to people who are having problems with blocked mail.
I know this board is not the place to discuss technical and
software issues, but sometimes the 2 go hand in hand, so I will
offer this information anyway because I have no idea how to
reach the affected people and provide any further help.

I wrote my initial message because there seems to be an
underlying negative tone to some of the messages on this topic
implying that the people who are blocking messages are doing
this on purpose, and they are just wasting everyone's time.

I disagree. I think the reason this happens is because these
people do not understand the technical aspects of the spam
filters on their systems.

I'm not a technology wiz, but I do try to keep up on developments
which effect my own computer and the programs I use, and I have
learned the following -

Probably one of the better resources for people who are not
knowledgeable about computers, but would like to take advantage
of the enormous amount of information out there
is http://www.rootsweb.com/~newbie/

That is the web page for the gennewbie list at rootsweb.com
There is an associated mailing list where people can freely
ask their computer questions and get answers without feeling
foolish that they that they had to ask in the first place.

The Newbies are both people who are new to genealogy,
and people who are new to computers.

Each internet service provider has its own version of a
spam blocker, so the important point is this -

Whenever the internet provider offers a new service,
please read the technical information and the instructions
on how to use it. Especially when this service involves blocking
mail.

Also, go to the website of the internet service provider, and access
your email account >from there. When you do, you will likely see
a mailbox called spam, or blocked mail or junk mail or something
similar. Take a look in there to see what the service provider
considers spam. **Do not** just empty this mailbox. Follow the
instructions to remove those messages >from the junk email folder.
Otherwise you will never receive mail >from those people, and possibly
from anyone else using those service providers.
If you do not understand the instructions or the service, call
the technical help line of the company and ask someone there
to explain it. That's what you pay for.

If you joined an email list, and now want to unsubscribe - follow
the instructions you received when you joined to properly unsubscribe.
**Do not** report these messages as spam in your email program. Doing
this causes the mail list server to be recognized as spam by your ISP
and their messages will not be delivered to anyone who uses the
same ISP as you.

Read the Jewishgen faq page
http://www.jewishgen.org/InfoFiles/faq.html
there is a section there on computers and genealogy as well.

Hope this helps someone,
Lisa Lepore
llepore@...
Mendon, MA


Correcting transcription errors on the Ellis Island Database #general

D. Abrams <dabrams1@...>
 

In case you don't know, the Ellis Island database has a user-friendly
feature that allows you to notify them when you believe a name or other
passenger information has been transcribed incorrectly. Not only is it
simple, but I've learned >from other Genners who used this feature that
corrections were made within a reasonable period of time.

When you find that a name of a passenger, town etc. was misread or mistyped,
go to the Passenger Record page of the passenger in question and click on
the box indicating :
"If you believe there are transcription errors in this data, please
send us your suggested corrections."

This creates an email addressed to contactus@...
prefilled with the current passenger data. All you need do is add the
data you believe to be correct and it's ready to go. According to
the EIDB, they will "check [your suggestions] against the original manifest
and change only those that resulted >from errors in transcription. No changes
can be made to the information contained in the original ship manifest which
is a historical document and part of the federal historic record."

So here's your chance to correct those vexing typos and other mistakes we've
all encountered. I just sent off a batch of requests (BOBKSR to BOBKER
and several others).

D. Abrams


Searching for Jacob JACOBSON #general

Sharon R. Korn <s.r.korn@...>
 

My great-grandfather Jacob JACOBSON immigrated to Brooklyn, NY, >from
Gargzdai, Lithuania, around 1899 and died between 1920 and 1930.
Unfortunately for my efforts to identify his death record, he chose a very
common name when he Americanized his original name of Jokel JANKEL or
JANKELOWITZ. I have used the NYC Death Index and obtained death
certificates of four different people who I thought were he. If anyone is
interested in these, please contact me privately. Does anyone have any
suggestions as to how I can identify his death record and place of burial?
I have also called a couple of cemeteries which I have learned hold the
remains of other family members.

Sharon Korn
San Diego, CA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Unwanted replies--and how to get the replies you want #general

Lisa Lepore <llepore@...>
 

I received a personal message, suggesting I might provide some
technical help to people who are having problems with blocked mail.
I know this board is not the place to discuss technical and
software issues, but sometimes the 2 go hand in hand, so I will
offer this information anyway because I have no idea how to
reach the affected people and provide any further help.

I wrote my initial message because there seems to be an
underlying negative tone to some of the messages on this topic
implying that the people who are blocking messages are doing
this on purpose, and they are just wasting everyone's time.

I disagree. I think the reason this happens is because these
people do not understand the technical aspects of the spam
filters on their systems.

I'm not a technology wiz, but I do try to keep up on developments
which effect my own computer and the programs I use, and I have
learned the following -

Probably one of the better resources for people who are not
knowledgeable about computers, but would like to take advantage
of the enormous amount of information out there
is http://www.rootsweb.com/~newbie/

That is the web page for the gennewbie list at rootsweb.com
There is an associated mailing list where people can freely
ask their computer questions and get answers without feeling
foolish that they that they had to ask in the first place.

The Newbies are both people who are new to genealogy,
and people who are new to computers.

Each internet service provider has its own version of a
spam blocker, so the important point is this -

Whenever the internet provider offers a new service,
please read the technical information and the instructions
on how to use it. Especially when this service involves blocking
mail.

Also, go to the website of the internet service provider, and access
your email account >from there. When you do, you will likely see
a mailbox called spam, or blocked mail or junk mail or something
similar. Take a look in there to see what the service provider
considers spam. **Do not** just empty this mailbox. Follow the
instructions to remove those messages >from the junk email folder.
Otherwise you will never receive mail >from those people, and possibly
from anyone else using those service providers.
If you do not understand the instructions or the service, call
the technical help line of the company and ask someone there
to explain it. That's what you pay for.

If you joined an email list, and now want to unsubscribe - follow
the instructions you received when you joined to properly unsubscribe.
**Do not** report these messages as spam in your email program. Doing
this causes the mail list server to be recognized as spam by your ISP
and their messages will not be delivered to anyone who uses the
same ISP as you.

Read the Jewishgen faq page
http://www.jewishgen.org/InfoFiles/faq.html
there is a section there on computers and genealogy as well.

Hope this helps someone,
Lisa Lepore
llepore@...
Mendon, MA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Correcting transcription errors on the Ellis Island Database #general

D. Abrams <dabrams1@...>
 

In case you don't know, the Ellis Island database has a user-friendly
feature that allows you to notify them when you believe a name or other
passenger information has been transcribed incorrectly. Not only is it
simple, but I've learned >from other Genners who used this feature that
corrections were made within a reasonable period of time.

When you find that a name of a passenger, town etc. was misread or mistyped,
go to the Passenger Record page of the passenger in question and click on
the box indicating :
"If you believe there are transcription errors in this data, please
send us your suggested corrections."

This creates an email addressed to contactus@...
prefilled with the current passenger data. All you need do is add the
data you believe to be correct and it's ready to go. According to
the EIDB, they will "check [your suggestions] against the original manifest
and change only those that resulted >from errors in transcription. No changes
can be made to the information contained in the original ship manifest which
is a historical document and part of the federal historic record."

So here's your chance to correct those vexing typos and other mistakes we've
all encountered. I just sent off a batch of requests (BOBKSR to BOBKER
and several others).

D. Abrams


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching for Jacob JACOBSON #general

Sharon R. Korn <s.r.korn@...>
 

My great-grandfather Jacob JACOBSON immigrated to Brooklyn, NY, >from
Gargzdai, Lithuania, around 1899 and died between 1920 and 1930.
Unfortunately for my efforts to identify his death record, he chose a very
common name when he Americanized his original name of Jokel JANKEL or
JANKELOWITZ. I have used the NYC Death Index and obtained death
certificates of four different people who I thought were he. If anyone is
interested in these, please contact me privately. Does anyone have any
suggestions as to how I can identify his death record and place of burial?
I have also called a couple of cemeteries which I have learned hold the
remains of other family members.

Sharon Korn
San Diego, CA


Re: Unwanted replies--and how to get the replies you want #general

Evertjan. <exjxw.hannivoort@...>
 

HJB wrote on 15 apr 2006 in soc.genealogy.jewish:

I may be misunderstanding exactly what Lisa refers to here. There are
many ISPs (mine included) which use SORBs and SpamCop lists to
determine which ISP's messages they will block. The unfortunate thing
is that when Cogeco does this I, as the receiver of email, have no
idea that email is bouncing back to the sender until one of these
senders manages to contact me some other way.

So far I don't believe that this has occurred with the JewishGen email
list or any of the SIG lists to which I subscribe, but this doesn't
guarantee that it won't happen in the future. No amount of talking or
other tactics will convince Cogeco to deal with the spam problem in
some other way. I'm sure that others face similar problems with their
ISPs. I can only hope that JewishGen email stays unaffected.
Only hoping is not enough, I think.

Your ISP is for connecting you to the internet.
That you have to use their emailsystem as yours is not true.

If you do not like their way of doing things, and you cannot change their
minds, choose another email provider. Gmail, among many others, comes to
mind, if you do not want to pay for it.

--
Evertjan Hannivoort.
The Netherlands.
(Please change the x'es to dots in my emailaddress)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Unwanted replies--and how to get the replies you want #general

Evertjan. <exjxw.hannivoort@...>
 

HJB wrote on 15 apr 2006 in soc.genealogy.jewish:

I may be misunderstanding exactly what Lisa refers to here. There are
many ISPs (mine included) which use SORBs and SpamCop lists to
determine which ISP's messages they will block. The unfortunate thing
is that when Cogeco does this I, as the receiver of email, have no
idea that email is bouncing back to the sender until one of these
senders manages to contact me some other way.

So far I don't believe that this has occurred with the JewishGen email
list or any of the SIG lists to which I subscribe, but this doesn't
guarantee that it won't happen in the future. No amount of talking or
other tactics will convince Cogeco to deal with the spam problem in
some other way. I'm sure that others face similar problems with their
ISPs. I can only hope that JewishGen email stays unaffected.
Only hoping is not enough, I think.

Your ISP is for connecting you to the internet.
That you have to use their emailsystem as yours is not true.

If you do not like their way of doing things, and you cannot change their
minds, choose another email provider. Gmail, among many others, comes to
mind, if you do not want to pay for it.

--
Evertjan Hannivoort.
The Netherlands.
(Please change the x'es to dots in my emailaddress)


More Holocaust memorials #ukraine

Steven Lasky <steve725@...>
 

Greetings,
I have now added more than two dozen Holocaust memorials (in New York and
New Jersey) to my current exhibition, including a few more >from today's
Ukraine. The towns/cities that are newly represented are Mizoch, Polonnoye,
Gvardeyskove and Vinkovtsky. There are now fifty-eight Holocaust memorials
in this exhibition representing towns in today's Ukraine, more than
one-hundred and fifty in all.
The main link to this exhibition is
www.museumoffamilyhistory.com/hm-main.htm .

Regards,
Steven Lasky
www.museumoffamilyhistory.com


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine More Holocaust memorials #ukraine

Steven Lasky <steve725@...>
 

Greetings,
I have now added more than two dozen Holocaust memorials (in New York and
New Jersey) to my current exhibition, including a few more >from today's
Ukraine. The towns/cities that are newly represented are Mizoch, Polonnoye,
Gvardeyskove and Vinkovtsky. There are now fifty-eight Holocaust memorials
in this exhibition representing towns in today's Ukraine, more than
one-hundred and fifty in all.
The main link to this exhibition is
www.museumoffamilyhistory.com/hm-main.htm .

Regards,
Steven Lasky
www.museumoffamilyhistory.com


Military insignia? #hungary

Tom Venetianer <tom.vene@...>
 

Hello Dick and all,

This is certainly a K u.K uniform (Austro-Hungarian army), the rank is likely a Zugsfuehrer, which I take it is a sergeant. See <http://www.austro-hungarian-army.co.uk/badges/badges.htm>

Good luck
Tom

At 01:00 -0500 13.04.2006, H-SIG digest wrote:
Date: Sun, 2 Apr 2006 20:44:57 -0700

If anyone can glean anything >from the uniform in this picture, I'd
appreciate the information.

This one is at: http://www.dickwhiting.com/temp/laszlos/Lasz001-front.jpg

TIA,

Dick Whiting, Portland, Oregon, USA
-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-
Tom Venetianer <mailto:tom.vene@...>
Sao Paulo - Brazil


Re: 1941 Jewish Property Declarations in Croatia Available #hungary

d pfalzer <d_pfalzer@...>
 

Hi Ed,

What a great find! I have a cousin who was in
Varazdin at the same time your cousin was there.
Please clarify how I can find her "Personal Data and
Belongings" information.

Happy Passover,

Denise

--- Ed Zwieback <ezwieback@...> wrote:


In late 1999, I requested a Red Cross Tracing
Inquiry for my cousin Hedviga
GOLDSCHMIDT, a holocaust victim last known living in
Varazdin, Croatia. In
Dec 2000, I received a number of records about her,
as collected by the
Croatian Red Cross. Included was a 7-page document
titled "Form I,
Personal Data and All Belongings". This Ustashe
document was required to be
completed by all Jews living in the "Independent
State of Croatia (NDH,
Nezavisna drzava Hrvatska)". The copy that I
received came >from the
"Croatian State Archives, Zagreb".

A good description ( in English) of this document
and many other Croatian
holocaust documents can be found on the web site of
the Center for Holocaust
and Genocide Studies, University of Minnesota, USA
;
http://www.chgs.umn.edu/Educational_Resources/Curriculum/Rep__of_Croatia/rep
__of_croatia.html

As an aside, the 7-page Form-I document that I have
shows that the Form-I
has 13 numbered Sections, but un-numbered pages.
Pages for Sections 3 thru
6 and 9 are not included. Perhaps they did not
apply to my cousin, a
62-year-old married woman.

Ed Zwieback
Long Beach, CA
with personal family at
http://ezwieback.com/ZPK-p/index.htm
Moderator: Off-list, please.


Hungary SIG #Hungary Military insignia? #hungary

Tom Venetianer <tom.vene@...>
 

Hello Dick and all,

This is certainly a K u.K uniform (Austro-Hungarian army), the rank is likely a Zugsfuehrer, which I take it is a sergeant. See <http://www.austro-hungarian-army.co.uk/badges/badges.htm>

Good luck
Tom

At 01:00 -0500 13.04.2006, H-SIG digest wrote:
Date: Sun, 2 Apr 2006 20:44:57 -0700

If anyone can glean anything >from the uniform in this picture, I'd
appreciate the information.

This one is at: http://www.dickwhiting.com/temp/laszlos/Lasz001-front.jpg

TIA,

Dick Whiting, Portland, Oregon, USA
-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-
Tom Venetianer <mailto:tom.vene@...>
Sao Paulo - Brazil


Hungary SIG #Hungary Re: 1941 Jewish Property Declarations in Croatia Available #hungary

d pfalzer <d_pfalzer@...>
 

Hi Ed,

What a great find! I have a cousin who was in
Varazdin at the same time your cousin was there.
Please clarify how I can find her "Personal Data and
Belongings" information.

Happy Passover,

Denise

--- Ed Zwieback <ezwieback@...> wrote:


In late 1999, I requested a Red Cross Tracing
Inquiry for my cousin Hedviga
GOLDSCHMIDT, a holocaust victim last known living in
Varazdin, Croatia. In
Dec 2000, I received a number of records about her,
as collected by the
Croatian Red Cross. Included was a 7-page document
titled "Form I,
Personal Data and All Belongings". This Ustashe
document was required to be
completed by all Jews living in the "Independent
State of Croatia (NDH,
Nezavisna drzava Hrvatska)". The copy that I
received came >from the
"Croatian State Archives, Zagreb".

A good description ( in English) of this document
and many other Croatian
holocaust documents can be found on the web site of
the Center for Holocaust
and Genocide Studies, University of Minnesota, USA
;
http://www.chgs.umn.edu/Educational_Resources/Curriculum/Rep__of_Croatia/rep
__of_croatia.html

As an aside, the 7-page Form-I document that I have
shows that the Form-I
has 13 numbered Sections, but un-numbered pages.
Pages for Sections 3 thru
6 and 9 are not included. Perhaps they did not
apply to my cousin, a
62-year-old married woman.

Ed Zwieback
Long Beach, CA
with personal family at
http://ezwieback.com/ZPK-p/index.htm
Moderator: Off-list, please.