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Nikolsburg, Czech Republic #general

Heshel Teitelbaum <ar844@...>
 

Has anybody had experience with archival research in Nikolsburg (Mikulov)
in the Czech Republic ? Where are civil registries for births, deaths, and
marriages (which occured in Nikolsburg during the 18th century) actually
located ? Are records of the Jewish community extant, or have they been
transferred e.g. to Prague or Jerusalem ? (The Jewishgen Infofiles reveal
little in this regard and suggest either personal visits or the hiring of
a local researcher.)

Heshel Teitelbaum


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Nikolsburg, Czech Republic #general

Heshel Teitelbaum <ar844@...>
 

Has anybody had experience with archival research in Nikolsburg (Mikulov)
in the Czech Republic ? Where are civil registries for births, deaths, and
marriages (which occured in Nikolsburg during the 18th century) actually
located ? Are records of the Jewish community extant, or have they been
transferred e.g. to Prague or Jerusalem ? (The Jewishgen Infofiles reveal
little in this regard and suggest either personal visits or the hiring of
a local researcher.)

Heshel Teitelbaum


Russian consular records in Canada #general

Harry Dodsworth <af877@...>
 

The National Archives of Canada website, www.archives.ca , mentions the
LI-RA-MA series of Russian consular records and gives microfilm reel numbers
to the indexes.
The index reels contain images of file cards in English with name, place
of birth and very basic information, and a file number.
The file number is listed in a book in the reading room and points to the
film which contains the actual information. Most of the records are >from the
1910 to 1920 period and most are written in Russian. The information varied
depending on the business transacted with the consulate in Canada but most
seemed to include a questionnaire.
These included name, place of birth, sometimes date of birth, marital status,
religion, if a photograph is attached (many are), military service date,
passport date of issue, date and place left Russia, criminal record, wife
and children?, family left behind.

Only a minority of immigrants to Canada would be included in these records
but as they are easy to search, being indexed, they should not be overlooked.

>from previous posts, I understand that similar records are available in the
United States >from consulates in the US (indeed they originated in the same
record groups) but the American records are more difficult to access because
of the greater volume. Perhaps they are not as well known as they should be.

As of March 1999, National Archives (Canada) have issued the indexed
arrival cards (Form 30A) >from 1920 to 1924 for names >from A to Wilson. Nine
reels >from Wilson to Zz are still unreleased; naturally last week somebody
asked me about a Zo, who would be on the last reel :-)
Again for anybody with relatives arriving in these five years, these forms
are gold mines.

Harry Dodsworth Ottawa Ontario Canada af877@freenet.carleton.ca


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Russian consular records in Canada #general

Harry Dodsworth <af877@...>
 

The National Archives of Canada website, www.archives.ca , mentions the
LI-RA-MA series of Russian consular records and gives microfilm reel numbers
to the indexes.
The index reels contain images of file cards in English with name, place
of birth and very basic information, and a file number.
The file number is listed in a book in the reading room and points to the
film which contains the actual information. Most of the records are >from the
1910 to 1920 period and most are written in Russian. The information varied
depending on the business transacted with the consulate in Canada but most
seemed to include a questionnaire.
These included name, place of birth, sometimes date of birth, marital status,
religion, if a photograph is attached (many are), military service date,
passport date of issue, date and place left Russia, criminal record, wife
and children?, family left behind.

Only a minority of immigrants to Canada would be included in these records
but as they are easy to search, being indexed, they should not be overlooked.

>from previous posts, I understand that similar records are available in the
United States >from consulates in the US (indeed they originated in the same
record groups) but the American records are more difficult to access because
of the greater volume. Perhaps they are not as well known as they should be.

As of March 1999, National Archives (Canada) have issued the indexed
arrival cards (Form 30A) >from 1920 to 1924 for names >from A to Wilson. Nine
reels >from Wilson to Zz are still unreleased; naturally last week somebody
asked me about a Zo, who would be on the last reel :-)
Again for anybody with relatives arriving in these five years, these forms
are gold mines.

Harry Dodsworth Ottawa Ontario Canada af877@freenet.carleton.ca


Jewish Historical Atlas #general

SLSchudson <slschudson@...>
 

I recently purchased, "A Historical Atlas of the Jewish People: >from the time
of the patriarchs to the present," edited by Eli Barnavi, Schocken Books, New
York, 1992,
$40 (US). It's a beautiful book, filled with art, maps, timelines, and
photographs. I highly recommend it for the lucid, historical explanations.

Sue Leibovitz Schudson
San Diego, California, USA

searching:
LEIBOVITZ (Rumania to St. Louis, MO, to St. Paul, MN),
SCHUDSON (Latvia to Milwaukee, WI)
SWEDELSKI (Jitomir, Ukraine to St. Paul, MN)
KULSZAN (aka GOLDSTEIN) Plonz, Poland to Boston, MA to Los Angeles, CA


Martin Gilbert's Atlas #general

Judith Romney Wegner
 

Subject: Re: Jewish Historical Atlas by Martin Gilbert
From: MBernet@aol.com
Date: Tue, 9 Mar 1999 00:53:53 EST
X-Message-Number: 1

In a message dated 99-03-08 22:31:50 EST, HSHERMAN1@compuserve.com writes:

<< An online bookseller only publishes information on a 1993 book. Is this
what is being referred to or is there a newer book available. >>

==The original was, I believe, published in the 1960s or '70s, so this would
indeed be a quite recent update. There may be an even newer one but I
wouldn't bet on it--I doubt the 1993 volume would be substantially outdated
today..
Yes, it has been updated quite recently, but I do not have the new version.
Ask any bookstore to get it for you. I have found it a very useful tool,
its maps are frequently used in undergraduate Judaic Studies courses.

Judith Romney Wegner
jrw@brown.edu


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Jewish Historical Atlas #general

SLSchudson <slschudson@...>
 

I recently purchased, "A Historical Atlas of the Jewish People: >from the time
of the patriarchs to the present," edited by Eli Barnavi, Schocken Books, New
York, 1992,
$40 (US). It's a beautiful book, filled with art, maps, timelines, and
photographs. I highly recommend it for the lucid, historical explanations.

Sue Leibovitz Schudson
San Diego, California, USA

searching:
LEIBOVITZ (Rumania to St. Louis, MO, to St. Paul, MN),
SCHUDSON (Latvia to Milwaukee, WI)
SWEDELSKI (Jitomir, Ukraine to St. Paul, MN)
KULSZAN (aka GOLDSTEIN) Plonz, Poland to Boston, MA to Los Angeles, CA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Martin Gilbert's Atlas #general

Judith Romney Wegner
 

Subject: Re: Jewish Historical Atlas by Martin Gilbert
From: MBernet@aol.com
Date: Tue, 9 Mar 1999 00:53:53 EST
X-Message-Number: 1

In a message dated 99-03-08 22:31:50 EST, HSHERMAN1@compuserve.com writes:

<< An online bookseller only publishes information on a 1993 book. Is this
what is being referred to or is there a newer book available. >>

==The original was, I believe, published in the 1960s or '70s, so this would
indeed be a quite recent update. There may be an even newer one but I
wouldn't bet on it--I doubt the 1993 volume would be substantially outdated
today..
Yes, it has been updated quite recently, but I do not have the new version.
Ask any bookstore to get it for you. I have found it a very useful tool,
its maps are frequently used in undergraduate Judaic Studies courses.

Judith Romney Wegner
jrw@brown.edu


Searching for Jewish painters/cartoonists born in Frankfurt, Germany #general

Agunot Campaign <agunot@...>
 

My cousin is an artist in Paris.

She is searching for Jewish painters or cartoonists who were born in
Frankfurt am Main, Germany. It does not matter where they live now.
They must have been born in Frankfurt. If you know of anyone, please
contact me, Henry Shillet, at: henry@shillet.demon.co.uk.

Thank you,
Henry Shillet


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching for Jewish painters/cartoonists born in Frankfurt, Germany #general

Agunot Campaign <agunot@...>
 

My cousin is an artist in Paris.

She is searching for Jewish painters or cartoonists who were born in
Frankfurt am Main, Germany. It does not matter where they live now.
They must have been born in Frankfurt. If you know of anyone, please
contact me, Henry Shillet, at: henry@shillet.demon.co.uk.

Thank you,
Henry Shillet


Ship: Noorland #general

IRSWED <irswed@...>
 

I just found an inspection card for my grandfather Leibish ROMASH (ROSENBERG),
it lists the name of the ship as "Noorland",date of departure: 6thSeptember,
1905. He then went on to Philidelphia. Ther is a big Red E stamped in the
middle. Does this determine class? It does say Immigrants and Steerage
Passengers.
I am also wondering if ROMASH is his real name or perhaps his mothers since he
was avoiding the army in Russia?
What other information can I obtain with this and how?

Irene Swedroe
IRSWED@aol.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Ship: Noorland #general

IRSWED <irswed@...>
 

I just found an inspection card for my grandfather Leibish ROMASH (ROSENBERG),
it lists the name of the ship as "Noorland",date of departure: 6thSeptember,
1905. He then went on to Philidelphia. Ther is a big Red E stamped in the
middle. Does this determine class? It does say Immigrants and Steerage
Passengers.
I am also wondering if ROMASH is his real name or perhaps his mothers since he
was avoiding the army in Russia?
What other information can I obtain with this and how?

Irene Swedroe
IRSWED@aol.com


March Meeting JGS Palm Springs #general

Glynne
 

The Jewish Genealogy Society of Palm Springs invites you to attend our March
Meeting. The weather is still beautiful. Please join us if you are in town.

Program: Oral History
Preserving Your Family Story
Learn how to take oral histories
and share your oral history experiences.
Date: Sunday, March 28, 1999
Time: 2 p.m.
Place: Jewish Federation
255 N. El Cielo Rd.
Palm Springs, CA
For more information call Gay Lynne Kegan 340-6554.
Gay Lynne Kegan
Searching:HOFFENBERG, Josvainiai, Lithuania OWSIANKA Nasielsk Poland,
GOMER/GAMMER Chudnov, Urkaine KAGAN Novozlatopol Ukraine


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen March Meeting JGS Palm Springs #general

Glynne
 

The Jewish Genealogy Society of Palm Springs invites you to attend our March
Meeting. The weather is still beautiful. Please join us if you are in town.

Program: Oral History
Preserving Your Family Story
Learn how to take oral histories
and share your oral history experiences.
Date: Sunday, March 28, 1999
Time: 2 p.m.
Place: Jewish Federation
255 N. El Cielo Rd.
Palm Springs, CA
For more information call Gay Lynne Kegan 340-6554.
Gay Lynne Kegan
Searching:HOFFENBERG, Josvainiai, Lithuania OWSIANKA Nasielsk Poland,
GOMER/GAMMER Chudnov, Urkaine KAGAN Novozlatopol Ukraine


Cholopenitz, Charae #general

Bruce Soskind <sweetestchild@...>
 

I am searching for information about these two shtetlach (Cholopenitz,
Charae) that my Grandfather's family came from. I believe they are in
either Vitebsk Gubernya or Mogilev Gubernya. My family name is
SOSKIN(D) (my grandfather added the "d" - everyone else spelled it
without. Also >from that part of my family is: SCHACHRAY, and CHANIN.

Thanks for the help!

Shalom!
Bruce Soskind


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Cholopenitz, Charae #general

Bruce Soskind <sweetestchild@...>
 

I am searching for information about these two shtetlach (Cholopenitz,
Charae) that my Grandfather's family came from. I believe they are in
either Vitebsk Gubernya or Mogilev Gubernya. My family name is
SOSKIN(D) (my grandfather added the "d" - everyone else spelled it
without. Also >from that part of my family is: SCHACHRAY, and CHANIN.

Thanks for the help!

Shalom!
Bruce Soskind


JGS (S.Alberta) March 15th meeting #general

haflo <haflo@...>
 

On March 15th, Bertha Gold will share her secrets on effective questioning
techniques for fleshing out a family history. For many years now, Bertha
has skillfully interviewed community members on behalf of the Jewish
Historical Society of Southern Alberta. She will give us tips on how to
prompt a subject's memories, win their confidence, & lead the conversation
along appropriate lines. Bertha will also demonstrate how to effectively
tape the interaction. Printed information will be distibuted.
The talk will be followed by a question & answer period, after which we
will have an opportunity to visit the Jewish Historical Society's Harry B.
Cohen Library in the same building. Its extensive genealogical resources
are available for our members to borrow.

Please make a note of the upcomming meeting:
Date: Monday, March 15, 1999
Time: 7:00pm
Topic: "Recording Your Oral History"
Speaker: Bertha Gold
Location: Calgary Jewish Community Centre
1607-90th Ave., SW

For more information, call Florence at 850-4337
or email to haflo@cadvision.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JGS (S.Alberta) March 15th meeting #general

haflo <haflo@...>
 

On March 15th, Bertha Gold will share her secrets on effective questioning
techniques for fleshing out a family history. For many years now, Bertha
has skillfully interviewed community members on behalf of the Jewish
Historical Society of Southern Alberta. She will give us tips on how to
prompt a subject's memories, win their confidence, & lead the conversation
along appropriate lines. Bertha will also demonstrate how to effectively
tape the interaction. Printed information will be distibuted.
The talk will be followed by a question & answer period, after which we
will have an opportunity to visit the Jewish Historical Society's Harry B.
Cohen Library in the same building. Its extensive genealogical resources
are available for our members to borrow.

Please make a note of the upcomming meeting:
Date: Monday, March 15, 1999
Time: 7:00pm
Topic: "Recording Your Oral History"
Speaker: Bertha Gold
Location: Calgary Jewish Community Centre
1607-90th Ave., SW

For more information, call Florence at 850-4337
or email to haflo@cadvision.com


PIASTYNOWITCH #general

IsraelP <p2o5rock@...>
 

The name Bessie PIATYNOWITCH showed up on the SS-5 of a
first cousin of my great-grandfather, as his mother's maiden
name. Her husband was Isaac Gordon. The cousin (Bessie's
son) was born 1886 in Minsk.

If anyone is "doing" this uncommon name, I have some lines
which may interest you.

Israel Pickholtz


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen PIASTYNOWITCH #general

IsraelP <p2o5rock@...>
 

The name Bessie PIATYNOWITCH showed up on the SS-5 of a
first cousin of my great-grandfather, as his mother's maiden
name. Her husband was Isaac Gordon. The cousin (Bessie's
son) was born 1886 in Minsk.

If anyone is "doing" this uncommon name, I have some lines
which may interest you.

Israel Pickholtz