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Emigration from Poland in 1891 #poland

Jjlaca@...
 

As my family left Poland, they had lived in Kolo, just 100 mile west of
Warszaw, in 1891, the posting below leads me to ask the question as to whether
anyone knows if there was a defining event or events that would have encouraged
emigration during that time?

Jonny Joseph
Los Angeles, CA, USA

Researching KUCZYNSKI, RAUF, BRUCHSTAJN (Kolo)

In a message dated 3/4/2005 10:13:51 P.M. Pacific Standard Time,
bialystok@lyris.jewishgen.org writes:

I've read descriptions of the 1905 and 1906 pogroms and they were indeed
very gruesome

No wonder they sparked a wave of immigration.


March Meeting of Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Philadelphia #general

JGLois@...
 

March Meeting of Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Philadelphia

Date: March 14, 2005
Time: 7:45 PM
Place: The Newman Building at Gratz College
Old York Road (Route 611) and Melrose Avenue
Melrose Park, PA


Speaker: Marion Smith (INS) & Valery Bazarov (HIAS)

Topic: Genealogy Through Cooperation:
HIAS and the US Immigration Service Working Together

During this presentation, Valery Bazarov, Director Location and Family History
Services, HIAS, and US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Historian
Marian L. Smith will demonstrate the importance of locating all surviving
documents in immigrant research. They will do so by presenting case studies of
various immigrants who arrived in the U.S. during the early 20th century and came
to the attention of both HIAS and INS. The case studies will illustrate research
problem solving, the workings of immigration law, the role of immigrant aid
societies in the process, and the additional genealogical information to be found
in such records.

Importantly, the cases show how all parties negotiated immigration rules to grant
or deny immigrant admissions. The foundation of the lecture will be original
records found in the HIAS Archives in New York, the National Archives (NARA) in
Washington, D.C., at NARA Regional facilities, and through the Freedom of
Information Act. Based on their lecture given at the 2003 IAJGS Conference in
Washington, DC, Bazarov and Smith will introduce new cases and update old cases
with new documentary information.

Marian L. Smith is the Senior Historian at US Citizenship and Immigration
Services, Department of Homeland Security (formerly the Immigration and
Naturalization Service). She regularly lectures at national and international
genealogy conferences on the history and uses of immigration and naturalization
records. Her articles appear in the National Archives journal Prologue, the FGS
Forum, and other publications. Her research focus primarily involves official
immigration agency records held in the National Archives in downtown Washington,
D.C.

Valery Bazarov was born in Russia in 1942. He immigrated to the United States in
1988. He holds two graduate degrees >from Odessa State University (1969) and Hunter
College of the City University of New York (1994). Valery Bazarov joined the
Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society in 1988 and over the next decade assisted the arrival
of more than 200,000 Jewish refugees who came to the United States under HIAS
auspices. He is currently responsible for the HIAS Location and Family History
Service, helping immigrants of different generations to find family members and
friends - often in other countries - whom they lost contact with over the years,
sometimes, decades. Valery is especially committed to finding and honoring the
heroes who rescued European Jews during the Holocaust. He also researches HIAS
history and presents his findings in lectures and publications. He is a frequent
lecturer at the international seminars on Jewish genealogy, speaking about HIAS
activities and projects. Valery also travels to Eastern Europe (Poland and
Ukraine) where he works in various archives and locates documents related directly
to HIAS activities, spanning the last 100 years.

Come to the meeting 30 minutes early for a Question and Answer session preceding
the general meeting.

For all who are researching Philadelphia roots and need information on local
resources; cemeteries, funeral directors, repositories (and much more) please
visit the JGSGP website:
http://www.jewishgen.org/jgsp

Interested friends are always welcome!
Refreshments will be served following the meeting

German Special Interest Group:

Time: Sunday, March 20, 3:00PM
Place: at the home of Phyllis Sichel in Elkins Park, PA.
Topic: Joan Pollak will discuss researching her ancestors in 17th - 19th century
southern Germany, and in 19th ,southern United States.For more information and
location contact Monica Leonards at
m_leonards@hotmail.com

Delaware County Main Line Affiliate

Time: Tuesday, April 5, 7:30PM
Place: Martins Run Life Care Community, 11 Martin's Run, Meda, PA
Topic: Dr. Wolf Karo will speak on his return visit to Germany

One on one help is offered in the Computer room starting at 6:45PM For more
information contact Shelda Sandler at
stanshel@msn.com

Lois Sernoff [JGS GreaterPhiladelphia]
<JGLois@aol.com>


BialyGen: Bialystok Region #Bialystok #Poland Emigration from Poland in 1891 #poland

Jjlaca@...
 

As my family left Poland, they had lived in Kolo, just 100 mile west of
Warszaw, in 1891, the posting below leads me to ask the question as to whether
anyone knows if there was a defining event or events that would have encouraged
emigration during that time?

Jonny Joseph
Los Angeles, CA, USA

Researching KUCZYNSKI, RAUF, BRUCHSTAJN (Kolo)

In a message dated 3/4/2005 10:13:51 P.M. Pacific Standard Time,
bialystok@lyris.jewishgen.org writes:

I've read descriptions of the 1905 and 1906 pogroms and they were indeed
very gruesome

No wonder they sparked a wave of immigration.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen March Meeting of Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Philadelphia #general

JGLois@...
 

March Meeting of Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Philadelphia

Date: March 14, 2005
Time: 7:45 PM
Place: The Newman Building at Gratz College
Old York Road (Route 611) and Melrose Avenue
Melrose Park, PA


Speaker: Marion Smith (INS) & Valery Bazarov (HIAS)

Topic: Genealogy Through Cooperation:
HIAS and the US Immigration Service Working Together

During this presentation, Valery Bazarov, Director Location and Family History
Services, HIAS, and US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Historian
Marian L. Smith will demonstrate the importance of locating all surviving
documents in immigrant research. They will do so by presenting case studies of
various immigrants who arrived in the U.S. during the early 20th century and came
to the attention of both HIAS and INS. The case studies will illustrate research
problem solving, the workings of immigration law, the role of immigrant aid
societies in the process, and the additional genealogical information to be found
in such records.

Importantly, the cases show how all parties negotiated immigration rules to grant
or deny immigrant admissions. The foundation of the lecture will be original
records found in the HIAS Archives in New York, the National Archives (NARA) in
Washington, D.C., at NARA Regional facilities, and through the Freedom of
Information Act. Based on their lecture given at the 2003 IAJGS Conference in
Washington, DC, Bazarov and Smith will introduce new cases and update old cases
with new documentary information.

Marian L. Smith is the Senior Historian at US Citizenship and Immigration
Services, Department of Homeland Security (formerly the Immigration and
Naturalization Service). She regularly lectures at national and international
genealogy conferences on the history and uses of immigration and naturalization
records. Her articles appear in the National Archives journal Prologue, the FGS
Forum, and other publications. Her research focus primarily involves official
immigration agency records held in the National Archives in downtown Washington,
D.C.

Valery Bazarov was born in Russia in 1942. He immigrated to the United States in
1988. He holds two graduate degrees >from Odessa State University (1969) and Hunter
College of the City University of New York (1994). Valery Bazarov joined the
Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society in 1988 and over the next decade assisted the arrival
of more than 200,000 Jewish refugees who came to the United States under HIAS
auspices. He is currently responsible for the HIAS Location and Family History
Service, helping immigrants of different generations to find family members and
friends - often in other countries - whom they lost contact with over the years,
sometimes, decades. Valery is especially committed to finding and honoring the
heroes who rescued European Jews during the Holocaust. He also researches HIAS
history and presents his findings in lectures and publications. He is a frequent
lecturer at the international seminars on Jewish genealogy, speaking about HIAS
activities and projects. Valery also travels to Eastern Europe (Poland and
Ukraine) where he works in various archives and locates documents related directly
to HIAS activities, spanning the last 100 years.

Come to the meeting 30 minutes early for a Question and Answer session preceding
the general meeting.

For all who are researching Philadelphia roots and need information on local
resources; cemeteries, funeral directors, repositories (and much more) please
visit the JGSGP website:
http://www.jewishgen.org/jgsp

Interested friends are always welcome!
Refreshments will be served following the meeting

German Special Interest Group:

Time: Sunday, March 20, 3:00PM
Place: at the home of Phyllis Sichel in Elkins Park, PA.
Topic: Joan Pollak will discuss researching her ancestors in 17th - 19th century
southern Germany, and in 19th ,southern United States.For more information and
location contact Monica Leonards at
m_leonards@hotmail.com

Delaware County Main Line Affiliate

Time: Tuesday, April 5, 7:30PM
Place: Martins Run Life Care Community, 11 Martin's Run, Meda, PA
Topic: Dr. Wolf Karo will speak on his return visit to Germany

One on one help is offered in the Computer room starting at 6:45PM For more
information contact Shelda Sandler at
stanshel@msn.com

Lois Sernoff [JGS GreaterPhiladelphia]
<JGLois@aol.com>


Belarus SIG Coordinator Stepping Down #poland

Bialystoker
 

Many of you who research in the BIALYGen area also are researching in
the area of Grodno Gubernia now in Belarus. You have probably seen that
the originator of the Belarus SIG and its leader since its inception in
1998, Dave Fox, has decided to retire >from his leadership role.

If you just surf through the Belarus SIG website
< http://www.jewishgen.org/Belarus/ >, you will see the results of Dave's
leadership. In the short history of BIALYGen (about 19 months), the
Belarus SIG and Dave Fox has been great friends to BIALYGen. Dave
invited us to cooperate on a few Grodno Gubernia projects for which we
are grateful.

On behalf of BIALYGen, we wish Dave much success and happiness in his
future personal and genealogical pursuits. Hopefully a new leader of the
Belarus SIG will step forward and BIALYGen can continue our cooperative
work together.

Mark Halpern
BIALYGen Coordinator


BialyGen: Bialystok Region #Bialystok #Poland Belarus SIG Coordinator Stepping Down #poland

Bialystoker
 

Many of you who research in the BIALYGen area also are researching in
the area of Grodno Gubernia now in Belarus. You have probably seen that
the originator of the Belarus SIG and its leader since its inception in
1998, Dave Fox, has decided to retire >from his leadership role.

If you just surf through the Belarus SIG website
< http://www.jewishgen.org/Belarus/ >, you will see the results of Dave's
leadership. In the short history of BIALYGen (about 19 months), the
Belarus SIG and Dave Fox has been great friends to BIALYGen. Dave
invited us to cooperate on a few Grodno Gubernia projects for which we
are grateful.

On behalf of BIALYGen, we wish Dave much success and happiness in his
future personal and genealogical pursuits. Hopefully a new leader of the
Belarus SIG will step forward and BIALYGen can continue our cooperative
work together.

Mark Halpern
BIALYGen Coordinator


'Jewels and Ashes' #poland

suprlmn@...
 

The mention of Bransk in recent postings reminded me of the book "Jewels
and Ashes" by Arnold Zable, who lives in Australia. It reads like a good
detective story, mentions both people and shtetlach in the Bialystoker
gegnvart (vicinity).

Once you start reading, you'll find it very hard to put down, because
in addition to the drama of before and during WW2, there is much local
color and history. Best of all, he names names. The only drawback,
in my opinion, is the lack of an index. Publisher is Harcourt, Brace
& Co., 1991; ISBN 0-15-146348-4. Enjoy, reminisce, and above all,
never forget.

B'shalom, Susan Pearlman
Nee Szejna-Dwera SZEJNMAN-KOSLOWSKY, in Bialystok, Poland
[also researching JASKOLKA, WISHNIATSKY]


BialyGen: Bialystok Region #Bialystok #Poland 'Jewels and Ashes' #poland

suprlmn@...
 

The mention of Bransk in recent postings reminded me of the book "Jewels
and Ashes" by Arnold Zable, who lives in Australia. It reads like a good
detective story, mentions both people and shtetlach in the Bialystoker
gegnvart (vicinity).

Once you start reading, you'll find it very hard to put down, because
in addition to the drama of before and during WW2, there is much local
color and history. Best of all, he names names. The only drawback,
in my opinion, is the lack of an index. Publisher is Harcourt, Brace
& Co., 1991; ISBN 0-15-146348-4. Enjoy, reminisce, and above all,
never forget.

B'shalom, Susan Pearlman
Nee Szejna-Dwera SZEJNMAN-KOSLOWSKY, in Bialystok, Poland
[also researching JASKOLKA, WISHNIATSKY]


Jewish Genealogical Society of Oregon, March 21st Monthly Meeting #general

Ronald D. Doctor <rondoctor@...>
 

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Oregon (JGSO) invites you, your family, and
friends to our March meeting.

Raising Atlantis: Restoring Jewish Heritage in Poland
A videotape of a presentation by
Yale Reisner

Date: Monday, March 21, 2005
Time: 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Place: Neveh Shalom Congregation
2900 Peaceful Lane
Portland, Oregon
(Beaverton-Hillsdale Highway/North on Dosch Rd/Right on Peaceful Lane)

This is a videotape of Yale Reisner's presentation to the Jewish Genealogy Society
of Long Island in May 2004. Yale is Founder and Director of the Ronald S. Lauder
Foundation's Genealogy Project at the Jewish Historical Institute in Warsaw,
Poland. Since 1994, he has assisted individuals and families in finding
information on their family roots. The Lauder Foundation, a non-profit Jewish
educational foundation, is active in 16 central and eastern European countries.
Yale has a degree in Eastern European Jewish Studies. Before moving to Poland, he
was involved with the YIVO Institute in New York and worked with the US National
Archives. He has lectured and published numerous articles on the future of
European Jewry in the US, Canada, France, and Poland. His presentation at the Long
Island JGS was one of several on his recent tour of the US. In these
presentations, Yale recounts tales of current Jewish life in Poland, and the
struggle of Poles and Jews alike to come to grips with their shared history.

This event is Free to JGSO members. Contributions at the door of $2 door are
requested >from non-members to help us defray the meeting cost. Contribution can be
deducted >from new membership if you join that evening.

It is time to renew your annual membership in JGSO. If you have not already done
so, please send your membership dues renewal check to JGSO, PO Box 19736,
Portland, Oregon 97280. Annual dues are $30 for Family Membership, $23 for
Individual Membership, and $10 for Student Membership. If you are not yet a member
of JGSO, won't you consider joining us?

The 170 page third edition of "Getting Started in Jewish Genealogy: A Handbook for
Beginners with Supplementary Information for Advanced Research" will be for sale
at the meeting. It is free to new members with paid membership, $12 to members in
good standing, and $18 to non-members. Also available for sale are copies of "The
JGSO CD-Rom". It is packed with useful information to help you develop your family
history. Cost is $15 for JGSO members and $25 for non-members.

To be placed on JGS of Oregon's e-mail distribution list, send an e-mail message
to rondoctor@earthlink.net. Once you are on the list, you will receive periodic
messages concerning Jewish genealogy. Your name and e-mail address will not be
distributed outside of JGS of Oregon.

For more information about JGSO and its activities, visit the JGSO web site at:
http://www.rootsweb.com/~orjgs <http://www.rootsweb.com/%7Eorjgs>, or call Sandra
Shapiro at 503-694-5646.

The JGSO is affiliated with the International Association of Jewish Genealogical
Societies.
Ronald D. Doctor


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Jewish Genealogical Society of Oregon, March 21st Monthly Meeting #general

Ronald D. Doctor <rondoctor@...>
 

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Oregon (JGSO) invites you, your family, and
friends to our March meeting.

Raising Atlantis: Restoring Jewish Heritage in Poland
A videotape of a presentation by
Yale Reisner

Date: Monday, March 21, 2005
Time: 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Place: Neveh Shalom Congregation
2900 Peaceful Lane
Portland, Oregon
(Beaverton-Hillsdale Highway/North on Dosch Rd/Right on Peaceful Lane)

This is a videotape of Yale Reisner's presentation to the Jewish Genealogy Society
of Long Island in May 2004. Yale is Founder and Director of the Ronald S. Lauder
Foundation's Genealogy Project at the Jewish Historical Institute in Warsaw,
Poland. Since 1994, he has assisted individuals and families in finding
information on their family roots. The Lauder Foundation, a non-profit Jewish
educational foundation, is active in 16 central and eastern European countries.
Yale has a degree in Eastern European Jewish Studies. Before moving to Poland, he
was involved with the YIVO Institute in New York and worked with the US National
Archives. He has lectured and published numerous articles on the future of
European Jewry in the US, Canada, France, and Poland. His presentation at the Long
Island JGS was one of several on his recent tour of the US. In these
presentations, Yale recounts tales of current Jewish life in Poland, and the
struggle of Poles and Jews alike to come to grips with their shared history.

This event is Free to JGSO members. Contributions at the door of $2 door are
requested >from non-members to help us defray the meeting cost. Contribution can be
deducted >from new membership if you join that evening.

It is time to renew your annual membership in JGSO. If you have not already done
so, please send your membership dues renewal check to JGSO, PO Box 19736,
Portland, Oregon 97280. Annual dues are $30 for Family Membership, $23 for
Individual Membership, and $10 for Student Membership. If you are not yet a member
of JGSO, won't you consider joining us?

The 170 page third edition of "Getting Started in Jewish Genealogy: A Handbook for
Beginners with Supplementary Information for Advanced Research" will be for sale
at the meeting. It is free to new members with paid membership, $12 to members in
good standing, and $18 to non-members. Also available for sale are copies of "The
JGSO CD-Rom". It is packed with useful information to help you develop your family
history. Cost is $15 for JGSO members and $25 for non-members.

To be placed on JGS of Oregon's e-mail distribution list, send an e-mail message
to rondoctor@earthlink.net. Once you are on the list, you will receive periodic
messages concerning Jewish genealogy. Your name and e-mail address will not be
distributed outside of JGS of Oregon.

For more information about JGSO and its activities, visit the JGSO web site at:
http://www.rootsweb.com/~orjgs <http://www.rootsweb.com/%7Eorjgs>, or call Sandra
Shapiro at 503-694-5646.

The JGSO is affiliated with the International Association of Jewish Genealogical
Societies.
Ronald D. Doctor


MENDELEWICZ-Sephardic but living in Belarus? #belarus

Alan Tapper <sabaalan@...>
 

Genners,

When I started researching the MENDELEWICZ family, some one told me
that they were related to the CARDOZA's >from Spain. I thought that
they were kidding me. But what I have found out surprised me. The
family had come >from a small shtetl near Slonim, Belarus called Byten
where they had lived for many years.

No one knows for sure why or where they came >from before that, but
thanks to a family scribe, Shmuel Meyer MENDELEWICZ, who related the
story of the family to a nephew just before he left to come to the
United States in 1901, the story lives on. Shmuel Meyer was 93 at that
time. It seems that Shmuel Meyer's grandfather was Rabbi Shmuel Meyer
MENDOZA. In 1777, he took the position of rabbi in Byten which was in
the Russian Empire, and he changed the name to MENDELOVICH which in
Polish is spelled MENDELEWICZ. Rabbi Shmuel Meyer MENDOZA's family had
lived in Kobryn since 1650 when Israel MENDOZA, a merchant, settled
there.

Why or how they got there I do not know. I can surmise, but that leads
to trouble unless one is lucky. You see that in Tuscany ( Italy) around
1600 Jews were welcomed and encouraged to be merchants. >from 1600 t0
1800 under the rule of the Medici Jewish family life was very good.
Trading was known to take place with Russia around 1650. One could
draw the conclusion that the MENDOZA family were merchants and in
expanding their business, a son, Israel MENDOZA, moved to Kobryn .

Oh yes, I did also find out that a marriage took place in 1802 between
Esther MENDOZA and a member of the CARDOZA family but I don't know if
Esther is in our family tree.

Alan Tapper
Fairfax, VA.

Researching:

MENDELOVICH, MENDELEWICZ, MENDELOWITZ >from Slonim, Baraonvichi and Byten
MENDOZA >from Kobryn, GORMAN >from Baranovichi
HOCHBERG and KATZ >from Iasi
TAPPER >from Snitkov
BURDMAN and FAHRER >from Tulchin
NEMIROVSKY >from Lipovets


Belarus SIG #Belarus MENDELEWICZ-Sephardic but living in Belarus? #belarus

Alan Tapper <sabaalan@...>
 

Genners,

When I started researching the MENDELEWICZ family, some one told me
that they were related to the CARDOZA's >from Spain. I thought that
they were kidding me. But what I have found out surprised me. The
family had come >from a small shtetl near Slonim, Belarus called Byten
where they had lived for many years.

No one knows for sure why or where they came >from before that, but
thanks to a family scribe, Shmuel Meyer MENDELEWICZ, who related the
story of the family to a nephew just before he left to come to the
United States in 1901, the story lives on. Shmuel Meyer was 93 at that
time. It seems that Shmuel Meyer's grandfather was Rabbi Shmuel Meyer
MENDOZA. In 1777, he took the position of rabbi in Byten which was in
the Russian Empire, and he changed the name to MENDELOVICH which in
Polish is spelled MENDELEWICZ. Rabbi Shmuel Meyer MENDOZA's family had
lived in Kobryn since 1650 when Israel MENDOZA, a merchant, settled
there.

Why or how they got there I do not know. I can surmise, but that leads
to trouble unless one is lucky. You see that in Tuscany ( Italy) around
1600 Jews were welcomed and encouraged to be merchants. >from 1600 t0
1800 under the rule of the Medici Jewish family life was very good.
Trading was known to take place with Russia around 1650. One could
draw the conclusion that the MENDOZA family were merchants and in
expanding their business, a son, Israel MENDOZA, moved to Kobryn .

Oh yes, I did also find out that a marriage took place in 1802 between
Esther MENDOZA and a member of the CARDOZA family but I don't know if
Esther is in our family tree.

Alan Tapper
Fairfax, VA.

Researching:

MENDELOVICH, MENDELEWICZ, MENDELOWITZ >from Slonim, Baraonvichi and Byten
MENDOZA >from Kobryn, GORMAN >from Baranovichi
HOCHBERG and KATZ >from Iasi
TAPPER >from Snitkov
BURDMAN and FAHRER >from Tulchin
NEMIROVSKY >from Lipovets


March Meeting of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Bergen County #general

Edward Rosenbaum <erosenbaum@...>
 

Just a quick reminder... The Jewish Genealogical Society of Bergen County will be
having its next meeting on Sunday, March 13th. Alice Gould will be speaking about
the Jewish Cemeteries of Newark, NJ. The meeting starts at 2PM and is held at the
JCC on the Palisades in Tenafly. The JCC of the Palisades is located at 401 East
Clinton Avenue in Tenafly. Their phone number is 201-569-7900.

If you need directions, go to our homepage at
http://erosenbaum.netfirms.com/jgsbc/

About our speaker
Alice Perkins Gould was born in Newark, New Jersey and lived there for part of her
childhood. A graduate of Orange High school, she earned a BS degree at Douglass
College and an M Ed at Rutgers University. For 28 years, she taught secondary
school mathematics. The widow of Philip Perkins, her family includes a son,
daughter-in-law, and 3 grandchildren.

Early retirement gave her the leisure to pursue her avid interest in genealogy.
After becoming members of the Jewish Genealogical Society of North Jersey, Alice
and her second husband Bob Gould learned of a project of the International
Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies to document every Jewish cemetery in
the world. Since they both were born in Newark, they volunteered to document the
old Newark cemeteries. This project included finding where the cemeteries were,
when and by whom the cemeteries were started, and recording the information
engraved on the gravestones. She has spent the last ten years leading groups of
volunteers in documenting the Newark cemeteries.

In researching the existing literature, Alice discovered that there was no written
account of the establishment of the Jewish cemeteries in Newark. Her years of
research subsequently led to the writing of a book about the cemeteries and about
the Jews buried there >from the middle of the nineteenth century to the end of the
twentieth century.

Her love of genealogy and travel have resulted in visits to relatives that she has
discovered in Israel, Slovakia, London, Canada, Kentucky, California and Ohio. She
presently keeps very active answering telephone, written, and e-mail inquiries
from all over the world about individuals buried in Newark.
Upcoming meetings
April 10th: Michael Brenner of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Southern Nevada
will speak about the upcoming IAJGS conference in Las Vegas in July.

Sincerely,
Edward L. Rosenbaum
JGS of Bergen County, NJ

About the JGS of Bergen county

We are an organization of Jewish genealogists who are enjoying the growing pastime
of tracing our families' roots back to the Old Country and collecting records of
our family, some of them hundreds of years old. The Jewish Genealogical Society
of Bergen County is one of over 70 member organizations of the International
Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen March Meeting of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Bergen County #general

Edward Rosenbaum <erosenbaum@...>
 

Just a quick reminder... The Jewish Genealogical Society of Bergen County will be
having its next meeting on Sunday, March 13th. Alice Gould will be speaking about
the Jewish Cemeteries of Newark, NJ. The meeting starts at 2PM and is held at the
JCC on the Palisades in Tenafly. The JCC of the Palisades is located at 401 East
Clinton Avenue in Tenafly. Their phone number is 201-569-7900.

If you need directions, go to our homepage at
http://erosenbaum.netfirms.com/jgsbc/

About our speaker
Alice Perkins Gould was born in Newark, New Jersey and lived there for part of her
childhood. A graduate of Orange High school, she earned a BS degree at Douglass
College and an M Ed at Rutgers University. For 28 years, she taught secondary
school mathematics. The widow of Philip Perkins, her family includes a son,
daughter-in-law, and 3 grandchildren.

Early retirement gave her the leisure to pursue her avid interest in genealogy.
After becoming members of the Jewish Genealogical Society of North Jersey, Alice
and her second husband Bob Gould learned of a project of the International
Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies to document every Jewish cemetery in
the world. Since they both were born in Newark, they volunteered to document the
old Newark cemeteries. This project included finding where the cemeteries were,
when and by whom the cemeteries were started, and recording the information
engraved on the gravestones. She has spent the last ten years leading groups of
volunteers in documenting the Newark cemeteries.

In researching the existing literature, Alice discovered that there was no written
account of the establishment of the Jewish cemeteries in Newark. Her years of
research subsequently led to the writing of a book about the cemeteries and about
the Jews buried there >from the middle of the nineteenth century to the end of the
twentieth century.

Her love of genealogy and travel have resulted in visits to relatives that she has
discovered in Israel, Slovakia, London, Canada, Kentucky, California and Ohio. She
presently keeps very active answering telephone, written, and e-mail inquiries
from all over the world about individuals buried in Newark.
Upcoming meetings
April 10th: Michael Brenner of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Southern Nevada
will speak about the upcoming IAJGS conference in Las Vegas in July.

Sincerely,
Edward L. Rosenbaum
JGS of Bergen County, NJ

About the JGS of Bergen county

We are an organization of Jewish genealogists who are enjoying the growing pastime
of tracing our families' roots back to the Old Country and collecting records of
our family, some of them hundreds of years old. The Jewish Genealogical Society
of Bergen County is one of over 70 member organizations of the International
Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies.


BIALYGen Town Kruszyniany #poland

Bialystoker
 

Does anyone have any knowledge of the town of Kruszyniany? This town is
in the BIALYGen area at coordinates 5311, 2349, 28 miles east of
Bialystok and 6 miles SSE of Krynki, near the border with Belarus.

As many of you know, there are very few Jewish vital records for any
Polish town east of Bialystok. However, Miriam Weiner's Routes to Roots
Foundation Archive Database at http://www.rtrfoundation.org/ reports
that the local Urzad Stanu Cywilnego -- USC (civil records office) holds
Jewish births 1882-1939, deaths 1882-1914, 1922-39, and marriages
1882-1915, 1922-39.

If there is enough interest in this town, maybe something can be done.
It could be difficult. As many of you know, Polish privacy laws and laws
regulation USC offices protect these records >from public availability.

Mark Halpern
BIALYGen Coordinator


BialyGen: Bialystok Region #Bialystok #Poland BIALYGen Town Kruszyniany #poland

Bialystoker
 

Does anyone have any knowledge of the town of Kruszyniany? This town is
in the BIALYGen area at coordinates 5311, 2349, 28 miles east of
Bialystok and 6 miles SSE of Krynki, near the border with Belarus.

As many of you know, there are very few Jewish vital records for any
Polish town east of Bialystok. However, Miriam Weiner's Routes to Roots
Foundation Archive Database at http://www.rtrfoundation.org/ reports
that the local Urzad Stanu Cywilnego -- USC (civil records office) holds
Jewish births 1882-1939, deaths 1882-1914, 1922-39, and marriages
1882-1915, 1922-39.

If there is enough interest in this town, maybe something can be done.
It could be difficult. As many of you know, Polish privacy laws and laws
regulation USC offices protect these records >from public availability.

Mark Halpern
BIALYGen Coordinator


Re: Translation from Hebrew please #warsaw #poland

Kris Murawski <kris.murawski@...>
 


The Gelbfisz Family:

He was very successful in his life , was very wealthy, the "Boursa"
(Hebrew word; my guess for translation is bursary) in Warsaw was managed
in his house.
"Bursa" in Polish has two meanings: one is a boarding school, the other
means money exchange, stock market. Obviously, in this case, the latter
applies.


Warszawa Research Group #Warsaw #Poland Re: Translation from Hebrew please #warsaw #poland

Kris Murawski <kris.murawski@...>
 


The Gelbfisz Family:

He was very successful in his life , was very wealthy, the "Boursa"
(Hebrew word; my guess for translation is bursary) in Warsaw was managed
in his house.
"Bursa" in Polish has two meanings: one is a boarding school, the other
means money exchange, stock market. Obviously, in this case, the latter
applies.


Re: Belarus SIG Coordinator Stepping Down Immediately #belarus

Tammy
 

I am sad to learn that David Fox is stepping down as Belarus SIG coordinator.
For almost seven years he has done a marvelous job coordinating the variety of
projects that members of this SIG have undertaken. He has moderated the listserv
and has educated so many of us along the way.

I am sorry to see Dave go and hope that someone else will try hard to keep the
tremendous momentum he established. All who read the Belarus SIG postings and
access the Belarus SIG website know that Dave's efforts reflected his passion for
documenting our Jewish heritage.

Dave, I thank you for all that you have done. I wish you and your family the best.

Tammy Weingarten
New York
searching: RABINOWITZ, WISHNEFSKY, Minsk


Belarus SIG #Belarus re: Belarus SIG Coordinator Stepping Down Immediately #belarus

Tammy
 

I am sad to learn that David Fox is stepping down as Belarus SIG coordinator.
For almost seven years he has done a marvelous job coordinating the variety of
projects that members of this SIG have undertaken. He has moderated the listserv
and has educated so many of us along the way.

I am sorry to see Dave go and hope that someone else will try hard to keep the
tremendous momentum he established. All who read the Belarus SIG postings and
access the Belarus SIG website know that Dave's efforts reflected his passion for
documenting our Jewish heritage.

Dave, I thank you for all that you have done. I wish you and your family the best.

Tammy Weingarten
New York
searching: RABINOWITZ, WISHNEFSKY, Minsk