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RAGAS Newsleter #belarus

David M. Fox <fox@...>
 

If anyone subscribes to the RAGAS (Russian-American Genealogical
Archival Service) Newsletter, please contact me via private
e-mail to: <fox@erols.com>.

David Fox
fox@erols.com
Arnold, MD
Belarus SIG Coordinator


Belarus SIG #Belarus RAGAS Newsleter #belarus

David M. Fox <fox@...>
 

If anyone subscribes to the RAGAS (Russian-American Genealogical
Archival Service) Newsletter, please contact me via private
e-mail to: <fox@erols.com>.

David Fox
fox@erols.com
Arnold, MD
Belarus SIG Coordinator


Braslav Museum of Regional Historical Studies #belarus

David M. Fox <fox@...>
 

I learned >from some who I correspond with privately that there
is a "Braslav Museum of Regional Historical Studies.

The director of the museum (Mr. Shidlovsky) writes that they have several
booklets available [in Russian and Belarussian] that he is
willing to send but that he cannot afford to mail them as this would
be prohibitively expensive.

He also indicated that the folks at Kibbutz Lohamei Haghetaot wrote
the Braslav yizkor book.

He says that he knew Noam Amdur, the last Jew of "old" Braslav, that Noam
died this past June and that his sister >from Israel came for the memorial
service.

Mr.Shidlovsky also indicated that he has some lists of
owners of houses >from the 1859 to 1860 time frame. These apparently
include Braslav and surrounding shtetls.

He says that the Jewish population of Braslav doubled during the 19th
century with most newcomers moving in came >from western Kovno guberniya.

Then he writes that an archive in Molodechno, a subarchive of the main
one in Minsk, has 20th century lists of tradepeople and owners of private
enterprises.

**********
Although I personally have no connections with Braslav, I wanted to post
this message for those who have an interest in Braslav and the surrounding
area and also to point out that new sources of "lists" are being uncovered
all the time (as evidenced by the subarchive in Molodechno and the Braslav
Museum) and Belarus researchers who have not yet found what they are
looking
for should never give up!

David Fox
fox@erols.com
Arnold, MD
Belarus SIG Coordinator


Belarus SIG #Belarus Braslav Museum of Regional Historical Studies #belarus

David M. Fox <fox@...>
 

I learned >from some who I correspond with privately that there
is a "Braslav Museum of Regional Historical Studies.

The director of the museum (Mr. Shidlovsky) writes that they have several
booklets available [in Russian and Belarussian] that he is
willing to send but that he cannot afford to mail them as this would
be prohibitively expensive.

He also indicated that the folks at Kibbutz Lohamei Haghetaot wrote
the Braslav yizkor book.

He says that he knew Noam Amdur, the last Jew of "old" Braslav, that Noam
died this past June and that his sister >from Israel came for the memorial
service.

Mr.Shidlovsky also indicated that he has some lists of
owners of houses >from the 1859 to 1860 time frame. These apparently
include Braslav and surrounding shtetls.

He says that the Jewish population of Braslav doubled during the 19th
century with most newcomers moving in came >from western Kovno guberniya.

Then he writes that an archive in Molodechno, a subarchive of the main
one in Minsk, has 20th century lists of tradepeople and owners of private
enterprises.

**********
Although I personally have no connections with Braslav, I wanted to post
this message for those who have an interest in Braslav and the surrounding
area and also to point out that new sources of "lists" are being uncovered
all the time (as evidenced by the subarchive in Molodechno and the Braslav
Museum) and Belarus researchers who have not yet found what they are
looking
for should never give up!

David Fox
fox@erols.com
Arnold, MD
Belarus SIG Coordinator


Piaski & Zheludok Yizkor Book Translations #belarus

David M. Fox <fox@...>
 

from the Yizkor Book Project Update Nov. 1, 1998:
During the month of October we put a record-breaking 12 new translations on
our web site at <http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/>. We now have exactly 50
Yizkor Book items on-line. A heartfelt "thank you" to our translation
donors and our HTML volunteers, and a special appreciation to our tireless
Translations Manager, Joyce Field.
* Piaski [Piesk], Belarus - Translation of Necrology from: Pyesk ve-Most;
sefer yizkor (Piesk (Piaski) and Most, a memorial book), transliterated and
donated by Ellen Sadove Renck.

* Zheludok (Zoludek), Belarus - Translation of Table of Contents and
Necrology from: Sefer Zoludek ve-Orlowa; galed le-zikaron (The book of
Zoludek [Zhelodok] and Orlowa; a living memorial), translated by Michael
Bohnen and Ellen Sadove Renck, donated by Ellen Sadove Renck.
If any members of this SIG have translated parts of Yizkor books which
they
would like to share with the Belarus SIG and the Yizkor Book Project,
please
let me know what you have done. If your Yizkor book hasn't been
translated,
you might want to head up an effort to do so.

David Fox
fox@erols.com
Arnold, MD
Belarus SIG Coordinator


Belarus SIG #Belarus Piaski & Zheludok Yizkor Book Translations #belarus

David M. Fox <fox@...>
 

from the Yizkor Book Project Update Nov. 1, 1998:
During the month of October we put a record-breaking 12 new translations on
our web site at <http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/>. We now have exactly 50
Yizkor Book items on-line. A heartfelt "thank you" to our translation
donors and our HTML volunteers, and a special appreciation to our tireless
Translations Manager, Joyce Field.
* Piaski [Piesk], Belarus - Translation of Necrology from: Pyesk ve-Most;
sefer yizkor (Piesk (Piaski) and Most, a memorial book), transliterated and
donated by Ellen Sadove Renck.

* Zheludok (Zoludek), Belarus - Translation of Table of Contents and
Necrology from: Sefer Zoludek ve-Orlowa; galed le-zikaron (The book of
Zoludek [Zhelodok] and Orlowa; a living memorial), translated by Michael
Bohnen and Ellen Sadove Renck, donated by Ellen Sadove Renck.
If any members of this SIG have translated parts of Yizkor books which
they
would like to share with the Belarus SIG and the Yizkor Book Project,
please
let me know what you have done. If your Yizkor book hasn't been
translated,
you might want to head up an effort to do so.

David Fox
fox@erols.com
Arnold, MD
Belarus SIG Coordinator


Re: LDS and Hungary #general

Seflaum <seflaum@...>
 


I have been told that the mormons have photographed all hungarian
registry records, and that a copy exists both in Salt Lake city and in
Budapest. Does anyone know whther it exists anywhere else ? Israel,
may be. Or Could any one have acess to it without going to Budapest
(or Salt Lake City)
Ilan Kozma
Try contacting Beth Hatefusoth, The Museum of the Diaspora, in Tel Aviv. It
has LDS microfilm on permanent loan at the Goldman Genealogy Center. Also
contact Hungary-SIG for information.

Shirley Flaum
Houston, Texas


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: LDS and Hungary #general

Seflaum <seflaum@...>
 


I have been told that the mormons have photographed all hungarian
registry records, and that a copy exists both in Salt Lake city and in
Budapest. Does anyone know whther it exists anywhere else ? Israel,
may be. Or Could any one have acess to it without going to Budapest
(or Salt Lake City)
Ilan Kozma
Try contacting Beth Hatefusoth, The Museum of the Diaspora, in Tel Aviv. It
has LDS microfilm on permanent loan at the Goldman Genealogy Center. Also
contact Hungary-SIG for information.

Shirley Flaum
Houston, Texas


Re: LDS and Hungary #general

spvolk@...
 

Dear All,
It is my understanding that the library in Fort Wayne, Indiana (yes
Ft.Wayne) has copies of everything or nearly everything >from the Mormons.
They will do searches for a nominal fee via mail.

Shelley Volk


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: LDS and Hungary #general

spvolk@...
 

Dear All,
It is my understanding that the library in Fort Wayne, Indiana (yes
Ft.Wayne) has copies of everything or nearly everything >from the Mormons.
They will do searches for a nominal fee via mail.

Shelley Volk


First World War casualties. #general

Harold Pollins <pollins@...>
 

The newly-published CR-Rom entitled Soldiers Died in the Great War
(including also Officers Died in the Great War) makes available the names
and details of nearly 700,000 men (including some women) who died while
serving in the British forces. It is possible to locate people by surname
and other characteristics eg regiment, date of death. The publishers make
the point that they have used the originals, published in the early 1920s,
which includes some errors.

I have no connection with the publisher.

Harold Pollins

pollins@globalnet.co.uk


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen First World War casualties. #general

Harold Pollins <pollins@...>
 

The newly-published CR-Rom entitled Soldiers Died in the Great War
(including also Officers Died in the Great War) makes available the names
and details of nearly 700,000 men (including some women) who died while
serving in the British forces. It is possible to locate people by surname
and other characteristics eg regiment, date of death. The publishers make
the point that they have used the originals, published in the early 1920s,
which includes some errors.

I have no connection with the publisher.

Harold Pollins

pollins@globalnet.co.uk


Re: Baron de Hirsh settlement #general

Warren Blatt <wblatt@...>
 

Ron Feldman <medserv@shaw.wave.ca> wrote:

I just found out that my GGrandfather came to Canada under the
auspices of Baron de Hirsh. He origanally went to a town called
Baron de Hirsh, Saskatchewan, which is now called Hirsh. I would
like to know if anyone knows where to find the records of Baron
de Hirsh...
The records of the Baron de Hirsch Fund are at the AJHS,
the American Jewish Historical Society in Waltham, Mass.
See <http://www.jewishgen.org/jgsgb/ajhs.html> for more
information.

Warren

Warren Blatt
Boston, MA
<wblatt@jewishgen.org>


Fall issue of AVOTAYNU #general

GARY MOKOTOFF <VHWC10A@...>
 

The Fall issue of Avotaynu is in the mail. The issue is unusually
large--92 pages rather than the normal 68--because of a 16-page
supplement written by Nancy Arbeiter, CGRS, titled "A Beginner's
Primer in U.S. Jewish Genealogical Research." Nancy has captured
the essence of Jewish genealogical research in a mere 16 pages,
covering such aspects as interviewing, evaluating evidence,
censuses, vital records, immigration records, naturalization papers
and a host of other resources. Even veteran genealogists will find
her article valuable.

Boris Feldblyum demonstrates his wide range of expertise by writing
two articles, one on strategies for breaking through brick walls
and the other a comprehensive history of Russian revision lists.
There are also articles on Jewish given names, Romania, Latvia,
Lithuania, Turkey, "Russian" archives and others.

Gary Mokotoff, Publisher
Avotaynu

Visit our Web site at http://www.avotaynu.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Baron de Hirsh settlement #general

Warren Blatt <wblatt@...>
 

Ron Feldman <medserv@shaw.wave.ca> wrote:

I just found out that my GGrandfather came to Canada under the
auspices of Baron de Hirsh. He origanally went to a town called
Baron de Hirsh, Saskatchewan, which is now called Hirsh. I would
like to know if anyone knows where to find the records of Baron
de Hirsh...
The records of the Baron de Hirsch Fund are at the AJHS,
the American Jewish Historical Society in Waltham, Mass.
See <http://www.jewishgen.org/jgsgb/ajhs.html> for more
information.

Warren

Warren Blatt
Boston, MA
<wblatt@jewishgen.org>


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Fall issue of AVOTAYNU #general

GARY MOKOTOFF <VHWC10A@...>
 

The Fall issue of Avotaynu is in the mail. The issue is unusually
large--92 pages rather than the normal 68--because of a 16-page
supplement written by Nancy Arbeiter, CGRS, titled "A Beginner's
Primer in U.S. Jewish Genealogical Research." Nancy has captured
the essence of Jewish genealogical research in a mere 16 pages,
covering such aspects as interviewing, evaluating evidence,
censuses, vital records, immigration records, naturalization papers
and a host of other resources. Even veteran genealogists will find
her article valuable.

Boris Feldblyum demonstrates his wide range of expertise by writing
two articles, one on strategies for breaking through brick walls
and the other a comprehensive history of Russian revision lists.
There are also articles on Jewish given names, Romania, Latvia,
Lithuania, Turkey, "Russian" archives and others.

Gary Mokotoff, Publisher
Avotaynu

Visit our Web site at http://www.avotaynu.com


To AOL Subscribers #general

clevie@...
 

I've tried to respond privately to a few messages >from different AOL
subscribers, only to have my e-mails bounce back. Having been on AOL, I
know that it's possible to block messages >from individuals or from
entire groups of service providers. (I did the same thing when I
subscribed in an unsuccessful attempt to avoid the massive amounts of
junk mail.)

So, if you're on AOL and you're not getting many responses >from this
group, check your mail preferences. You may want to "unblock" us and
suffer through the spam!

Carol


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen To AOL Subscribers #general

clevie@...
 

I've tried to respond privately to a few messages >from different AOL
subscribers, only to have my e-mails bounce back. Having been on AOL, I
know that it's possible to block messages >from individuals or from
entire groups of service providers. (I did the same thing when I
subscribed in an unsuccessful attempt to avoid the massive amounts of
junk mail.)

So, if you're on AOL and you're not getting many responses >from this
group, check your mail preferences. You may want to "unblock" us and
suffer through the spam!

Carol


Hinde #general

hekan bengtsson <yvonne.hakan@...>
 

At my mothers tumbstone there its a second name wrote in jewish.A man helpt
me to tranlate it.
It is HINDE.Did anyone know what that means?


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Hinde #general

hekan bengtsson <yvonne.hakan@...>
 

At my mothers tumbstone there its a second name wrote in jewish.A man helpt
me to tranlate it.
It is HINDE.Did anyone know what that means?