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Due date for the next JOWBR update #general

Nolan Altman
 

The next JOWBR data submission cutoff date will be November 30, 2009. All data
templates and photo files received by that date will be included in the final update
for the 2009 year.

If you have any questions, please contact me at NAltman@jewishgen.org

Nolan Altman
JewishGen VP for Data Acquisition


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Due date for the next JOWBR update #general

Nolan Altman
 

The next JOWBR data submission cutoff date will be November 30, 2009. All data
templates and photo files received by that date will be included in the final update
for the 2009 year.

If you have any questions, please contact me at NAltman@jewishgen.org

Nolan Altman
JewishGen VP for Data Acquisition


Re: A Town called "Groduv" #general

Mike Glazer <glazer@...>
 

It could even be Gorodok
Mike

"Eve Line Blum" <eve.line.blum@gmail.com> wrote

Since it's matter of Bialystok, further on, couldn't your Groduv be Grodno
(especially if your information is a handwritten one)?


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: A Town called "Groduv" #general

Mike Glazer <glazer@...>
 

It could even be Gorodok
Mike

"Eve Line Blum" <eve.line.blum@gmail.com> wrote

Since it's matter of Bialystok, further on, couldn't your Groduv be Grodno
(especially if your information is a handwritten one)?


Re: help needed with siedlce archive #general

Eric Cooper
 

apollo wrote:
I wrote to the email address given for the Siedlce archive, but it returned as
undeliverable (Poland). Does anyone know if the email for that archive has changed?
Both JRI-PL (http://www.jewishgen.org/jri-pl/psa/addresses.htm) and the archive
itself (http://www.siedlce.ap.gov.pl/en/kontakt.html) list the email address as
archiw@siedlce.com. The archive's page also lists a fax and telephone number.

Eric Cooper


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: help needed with siedlce archive #general

Eric Cooper
 

apollo wrote:
I wrote to the email address given for the Siedlce archive, but it returned as
undeliverable (Poland). Does anyone know if the email for that archive has changed?
Both JRI-PL (http://www.jewishgen.org/jri-pl/psa/addresses.htm) and the archive
itself (http://www.siedlce.ap.gov.pl/en/kontakt.html) list the email address as
archiw@siedlce.com. The archive's page also lists a fax and telephone number.

Eric Cooper


Re: Union information 1920 benefits #general

A. E. Jordan
 

kcsped1955@att.net writes:
After many years of searching for what happened to my grandfather Abraham
Pencowsky, I was able to find him listed in the Brotherhood of Painter, Decorators
and Paperhangers Union Local Union 491 Waterbury Conn....I need to find more
information about the union and their records.

Periodically there are questions about unions and union records on the list like
this one. A suggestion to anyone looking for union records is to contact the
Tamiment Library located at the Elmer Holmes Bobst Library at New York University
located on Washington Square in Manhattan.

I do not know what specific records they have that would help with genealogy but
they have an excellent record of union files.

For more information about the library and contact information look at:
www.nyu.ed/library/bobst/research/tam/about.html

Allan Jordan

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JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Union information 1920 benefits #general

A. E. Jordan
 

kcsped1955@att.net writes:
After many years of searching for what happened to my grandfather Abraham
Pencowsky, I was able to find him listed in the Brotherhood of Painter, Decorators
and Paperhangers Union Local Union 491 Waterbury Conn....I need to find more
information about the union and their records.

Periodically there are questions about unions and union records on the list like
this one. A suggestion to anyone looking for union records is to contact the
Tamiment Library located at the Elmer Holmes Bobst Library at New York University
located on Washington Square in Manhattan.

I do not know what specific records they have that would help with genealogy but
they have an excellent record of union files.

For more information about the library and contact information look at:
www.nyu.ed/library/bobst/research/tam/about.html

Allan Jordan

MODERATOR NOTE: When referring back to previously posted messages, please quote
enough material for other Genners to understand the response.


Searching Rolande JEROWINSKY #general

Eve Line Blum <eve.line.blum@...>
 

I'm searching to trace Rolande JEROWINSKY, born in 1932 in France. Her mother's
first name was Germaine. The last news we had >from her was around 1950 : she left
France to Israel. It seems that she went first to a kibboutz near the Tiberiade
Lake, then to BEERSHEVA. She married in Israel, but we don't know her spouse name.
What kind of search is possible on the spot ? Any information would be welcome.
Please respond privately.

Eve Line Blum-Cherchevsky
Besancon (France)
http://www.convoi73.org and also
Cercle de Genealogie Juive (International JGS in Paris)
http://www.genealoj.org


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching Rolande JEROWINSKY #general

Eve Line Blum <eve.line.blum@...>
 

I'm searching to trace Rolande JEROWINSKY, born in 1932 in France. Her mother's
first name was Germaine. The last news we had >from her was around 1950 : she left
France to Israel. It seems that she went first to a kibboutz near the Tiberiade
Lake, then to BEERSHEVA. She married in Israel, but we don't know her spouse name.
What kind of search is possible on the spot ? Any information would be welcome.
Please respond privately.

Eve Line Blum-Cherchevsky
Besancon (France)
http://www.convoi73.org and also
Cercle de Genealogie Juive (International JGS in Paris)
http://www.genealoj.org


Subject: RE: Ostrowo Records at YIVO #germany

Victoria Barkoff
 

Geoff Kaiser, who has offered to index some of the Ostrowo records at
YIVO, was advised that they are too delicate to be photocopied. The
alternative suggested to him was to have someone in New York City
(Geoff is in Melbourne, Australia) copy the records "by a careful
hand". Of course, if the YIVO archivist means hand-copying, that would
constitute most of the work that Geoff is so generously offering to
do. Hand-copying the several hundred pages mentioned in the email
would require a major time commitment.

I wonder if it would be possible instead for someone in NYC to get
permission to photograph the pages with a digital camera (no flash
required). Ordinarily, all you are allowed to bring into the YIVO
reading room is a pencil and a laptop, so special permission would be
required for bringing in a camera.

YIVO posts a price for "in-house photography" ($52/hour), but this is
for copying material for publication. Perhaps they would allow us to
photograph delicate material for preservation purposes, especially if
we provide them with copies of the resulting images and index.

Do you want to investigate this alternative, Geoff?

Victoria Barkoff Montreal, Canada victoria.barkoff@gmail.com

[Compiler, Ostrowo ShtetLinks page:
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/Ostrow_Wielkopolski/Home.html]


German SIG #Germany Subject: RE: Ostrowo Records at YIVO #germany

Victoria Barkoff
 

Geoff Kaiser, who has offered to index some of the Ostrowo records at
YIVO, was advised that they are too delicate to be photocopied. The
alternative suggested to him was to have someone in New York City
(Geoff is in Melbourne, Australia) copy the records "by a careful
hand". Of course, if the YIVO archivist means hand-copying, that would
constitute most of the work that Geoff is so generously offering to
do. Hand-copying the several hundred pages mentioned in the email
would require a major time commitment.

I wonder if it would be possible instead for someone in NYC to get
permission to photograph the pages with a digital camera (no flash
required). Ordinarily, all you are allowed to bring into the YIVO
reading room is a pencil and a laptop, so special permission would be
required for bringing in a camera.

YIVO posts a price for "in-house photography" ($52/hour), but this is
for copying material for publication. Perhaps they would allow us to
photograph delicate material for preservation purposes, especially if
we provide them with copies of the resulting images and index.

Do you want to investigate this alternative, Geoff?

Victoria Barkoff Montreal, Canada victoria.barkoff@gmail.com

[Compiler, Ostrowo ShtetLinks page:
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/Ostrow_Wielkopolski/Home.html]


German Military Records WW1 - additional resources #germany

P & R Nash
 

Earlier this year I was researching possible World War 1 military records
for my grandfather and other extended family. First I contacted the
Militaergeschichtliches Forschungsamt (MGFA) in Potsdam. As they only
carried out basic military history research for the 1900s they suggested I
direct my inquiry to the Federal Military Archive
(Bundesarchiv-Militaerarchiv) in Freiburg as Peter Lande suggested in a
recent posting.

However the MGFA also said what could be even more helpful were the
different archives that collect data on the different contingents of the
German Army up to 1919. These consisted of the contingents >from Bavaria,
Prussia (incl. Baden), Saxony and Wuerttemberg. Hence personal records
may be found in the following regional State Archives:

Battalion of Baden:
Badisches Generallandesarchiv Karlsruhe
Noerdliche Hildapromenade 2, 76133 Karlsruhe
Tel.: (0721) 926-2206,
e-mail: glakarlsruhe@la-bw.de

Bavarian Army:
Bayerisches Hauptstaatsarchiv, Abt. IV - Kriegsarchiv
Leonrodstraße 57, 80636 Muenchen
Tel.: (089) 1895-1680,
e-mail: kriegsarchiv@bayhsta.bayern.de

Prussian Army:
Due to Allied air raids on Potsdam in April 1945 the inventory of the
Prussian Army's Archive in the Reichsarchiv were almost completely
destroyed. However some records on officers, crew
registers and personnel files might be found at:

Krankenbuchlager (Documents on military hospitals until 1919)
Wattstrasse 11-13, 13355 Berlin
http://www.berlin.de/sengessozv/lageso/kbl.html

Saxonian Army:
Hauptstaatsarchiv Dresden
Archivstrasse 14, 01097 Dresden
Tel.: (0351) 8006-0, Fax: (0351) 802 1274
e-mail: hstadd@archive.smi.sachsen.de

Batallion of Wuerttemberg:
Landesarchiv Baden-Württemberg
Hauptstaatsarchiv Stuttgart, Konrad-Adenauer-Straße 4, 70173 Stuttgart
Tel.: (0711) 212-4311,
e-mail: hstastuttgart@la-bw.de

My family members were undoubtedly enlisted in the Prussian Army and records
therefore were unlikely to be found. Research fees depended on the time
spent - and regardless of the outcome, for example, nil result Euro 15.34 up
to 30 minutes. No fees are charged in cases of social security (pension) or
clarifying the fate of missing persons. In addition they charge Euro 0.43
for a copy (A4), plus Euro 3,05 administration fee, plus postage & package.

Peter Nash, Sydney genealogy@rpnash.com genealogy@rpnash.com


German SIG #Germany German Military Records WW1 - additional resources #germany

P & R Nash
 

Earlier this year I was researching possible World War 1 military records
for my grandfather and other extended family. First I contacted the
Militaergeschichtliches Forschungsamt (MGFA) in Potsdam. As they only
carried out basic military history research for the 1900s they suggested I
direct my inquiry to the Federal Military Archive
(Bundesarchiv-Militaerarchiv) in Freiburg as Peter Lande suggested in a
recent posting.

However the MGFA also said what could be even more helpful were the
different archives that collect data on the different contingents of the
German Army up to 1919. These consisted of the contingents >from Bavaria,
Prussia (incl. Baden), Saxony and Wuerttemberg. Hence personal records
may be found in the following regional State Archives:

Battalion of Baden:
Badisches Generallandesarchiv Karlsruhe
Noerdliche Hildapromenade 2, 76133 Karlsruhe
Tel.: (0721) 926-2206,
e-mail: glakarlsruhe@la-bw.de

Bavarian Army:
Bayerisches Hauptstaatsarchiv, Abt. IV - Kriegsarchiv
Leonrodstraße 57, 80636 Muenchen
Tel.: (089) 1895-1680,
e-mail: kriegsarchiv@bayhsta.bayern.de

Prussian Army:
Due to Allied air raids on Potsdam in April 1945 the inventory of the
Prussian Army's Archive in the Reichsarchiv were almost completely
destroyed. However some records on officers, crew
registers and personnel files might be found at:

Krankenbuchlager (Documents on military hospitals until 1919)
Wattstrasse 11-13, 13355 Berlin
http://www.berlin.de/sengessozv/lageso/kbl.html

Saxonian Army:
Hauptstaatsarchiv Dresden
Archivstrasse 14, 01097 Dresden
Tel.: (0351) 8006-0, Fax: (0351) 802 1274
e-mail: hstadd@archive.smi.sachsen.de

Batallion of Wuerttemberg:
Landesarchiv Baden-Württemberg
Hauptstaatsarchiv Stuttgart, Konrad-Adenauer-Straße 4, 70173 Stuttgart
Tel.: (0711) 212-4311,
e-mail: hstastuttgart@la-bw.de

My family members were undoubtedly enlisted in the Prussian Army and records
therefore were unlikely to be found. Research fees depended on the time
spent - and regardless of the outcome, for example, nil result Euro 15.34 up
to 30 minutes. No fees are charged in cases of social security (pension) or
clarifying the fate of missing persons. In addition they charge Euro 0.43
for a copy (A4), plus Euro 3,05 administration fee, plus postage & package.

Peter Nash, Sydney genealogy@rpnash.com genealogy@rpnash.com


Ostrowo Records #poland

Geoff Kaiser <geoff.kaiser@...>
 

Dear Fellow researchers,

I have recently been in contact with organisations that hold records and
data for Ostrowo (Ostrow Wielkopolski in Poland).

Below is the recently received reply. As I live in Melbourne, Australia
it is clearly not possible for me to go and copy / transcribe these
records myself.

I am happy to attempt transcriptions >from records that could be photocopied


I would be pleased to hear >from any other Ostrowo researchers on how we
could tackle this project. Also I believe that the three listed folders
below are only a fraction of what is actually available.

Here are the comments >from the YIVO archivist in New York on the Ostrowo
collection (RG 13) regarding photocopying:

< Folder 123 (Jewish weddings) is in reasonable condition and can be copied
by a careful hand. There are about 40 pages.

Folder 38 (male births) is partially OK, but consists of about 300 pages.

Folder 91 (school children) is fragile and is still bound in a thick
volume. It does not appear to be suitable for photocopying. >

Regards
Geoff Kaiser
Melbourne

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately.


JRI Poland #Poland Ostrowo Records #poland

Geoff Kaiser <geoff.kaiser@...>
 

Dear Fellow researchers,

I have recently been in contact with organisations that hold records and
data for Ostrowo (Ostrow Wielkopolski in Poland).

Below is the recently received reply. As I live in Melbourne, Australia
it is clearly not possible for me to go and copy / transcribe these
records myself.

I am happy to attempt transcriptions >from records that could be photocopied


I would be pleased to hear >from any other Ostrowo researchers on how we
could tackle this project. Also I believe that the three listed folders
below are only a fraction of what is actually available.

Here are the comments >from the YIVO archivist in New York on the Ostrowo
collection (RG 13) regarding photocopying:

< Folder 123 (Jewish weddings) is in reasonable condition and can be copied
by a careful hand. There are about 40 pages.

Folder 38 (male births) is partially OK, but consists of about 300 pages.

Folder 91 (school children) is fragile and is still bound in a thick
volume. It does not appear to be suitable for photocopying. >

Regards
Geoff Kaiser
Melbourne

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately.


Re: SOUCHOT #france

eve.line.blum@...
 

There are about 12 persons named SOUCHOT in the current French
telephone directory. Did the SOUCHOT you found on Ancestry come >from
France ?

At 0:37 -0400 20/10/09, <jklayman@socal.rr.com> wrote:
I have been able to find on Ancestry (english) regarding SOUCHOT
descendants. However I am unable to find it anywhere else. Help.
--
Eve Line Blum-Cherchevsky
Besancon (France)
http://www.convoi73.org and also
Cercle de Genealogie Juive (International JGS in Paris)
http://www.genealoj.org


French SIG #France Re:SOUCHOT #france

eve.line.blum@...
 

There are about 12 persons named SOUCHOT in the current French
telephone directory. Did the SOUCHOT you found on Ancestry come >from
France ?

At 0:37 -0400 20/10/09, <jklayman@socal.rr.com> wrote:
I have been able to find on Ancestry (english) regarding SOUCHOT
descendants. However I am unable to find it anywhere else. Help.
--
Eve Line Blum-Cherchevsky
Besancon (France)
http://www.convoi73.org and also
Cercle de Genealogie Juive (International JGS in Paris)
http://www.genealoj.org


EICHENSTEIN 1800's in Zydaczow #general

solkeys@thejnet.com
 

On the following webpage
http://data.jewishgen.org/wconnect/wc.dll?jg~jgsys~jripllat2
Zydaczow PSA AGAD B 1877-80,82,85,87-1904 M 1878,81,90,91,99-1901
D 1877-83,87-1900,03 Stanislawow Wojewodztwa/Ukraine (records in Fond 300 in AGAD
Archive)

I found the following records and would like to know how I can get more
information like who was Shloma Jacobs father and who were Wolfs children? I
know that Wolf was born in 1877 to Schloma Jakub EICHENSTEIN and Chaie
EICHENSTEIN; Libe was born in 1879 to Salman Jako'b EICHENSTEIN and Chaie
EICHENSTEIN and Josef Wold was born in 1895 to Mojz*esz EICHENSTEIN all in
Zydaczow
Solomon Schlussel
solkeys@thejnet.com

MODERATOR NOTE: To find the records on JRI-PL to which Solomon refers go to
http://www.jewishgen.org/JRI-PL/ then choose "Search database" and enter the names
he is researching


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen EICHENSTEIN 1800's in Zydaczow #general

solkeys@thejnet.com
 

On the following webpage
http://data.jewishgen.org/wconnect/wc.dll?jg~jgsys~jripllat2
Zydaczow PSA AGAD B 1877-80,82,85,87-1904 M 1878,81,90,91,99-1901
D 1877-83,87-1900,03 Stanislawow Wojewodztwa/Ukraine (records in Fond 300 in AGAD
Archive)

I found the following records and would like to know how I can get more
information like who was Shloma Jacobs father and who were Wolfs children? I
know that Wolf was born in 1877 to Schloma Jakub EICHENSTEIN and Chaie
EICHENSTEIN; Libe was born in 1879 to Salman Jako'b EICHENSTEIN and Chaie
EICHENSTEIN and Josef Wold was born in 1895 to Mojz*esz EICHENSTEIN all in
Zydaczow
Solomon Schlussel
solkeys@thejnet.com

MODERATOR NOTE: To find the records on JRI-PL to which Solomon refers go to
http://www.jewishgen.org/JRI-PL/ then choose "Search database" and enter the names
he is researching