Date   

[UK] RAF Museum to Digitize World War I Records #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Thousands of World War 1 records will be digitized and put on the web with a
new project at the Royal Air Force (RAF) Museum in Hendron, England. The
project entails digitizing over 300,000 records >from the RAF and its parent
organization, the Royal Flying Corps (RFC) and Royal Naval Air Service
(RNAS) between 1914-1918. When completed one will be able to search by name
and download the records >from the website. Of interest are the "casualty
cards" which were made out in the event of death, injury and illness. The
"cards" have been available for review on site since the 1970s--digitizing
them makes it much easier for many to access the information. The data
release is scheduled to coincide with the new permanent exhibition for the
centenary of the outbreak of WWI in 2014.

To read more about the pending digitization see: http://tinyurl.com/b4wn2ml
original url:
http://www.whodoyouthinkyouaremagazine.com/news/raf-museum-digitise-ww1-records

To see the museum's website go to: www.rafmuseum.org.uk

Thank you to Dear Myrtle Your friend in genealogy for alerting us to this
new WWI online source of records.

Jan Meisels Allen
IAJGS Vice President
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen [UK] RAF Museum to Digitize World War I Records #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Thousands of World War 1 records will be digitized and put on the web with a
new project at the Royal Air Force (RAF) Museum in Hendron, England. The
project entails digitizing over 300,000 records >from the RAF and its parent
organization, the Royal Flying Corps (RFC) and Royal Naval Air Service
(RNAS) between 1914-1918. When completed one will be able to search by name
and download the records >from the website. Of interest are the "casualty
cards" which were made out in the event of death, injury and illness. The
"cards" have been available for review on site since the 1970s--digitizing
them makes it much easier for many to access the information. The data
release is scheduled to coincide with the new permanent exhibition for the
centenary of the outbreak of WWI in 2014.

To read more about the pending digitization see: http://tinyurl.com/b4wn2ml
original url:
http://www.whodoyouthinkyouaremagazine.com/news/raf-museum-digitise-ww1-records

To see the museum's website go to: www.rafmuseum.org.uk

Thank you to Dear Myrtle Your friend in genealogy for alerting us to this
new WWI online source of records.

Jan Meisels Allen
IAJGS Vice President
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Article On Kindertransport Children Gathering and The Aging of These Rescued Children #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The Los Angeles Times, January 4, 2013 has an article on the gathering of
kindertransport survivors- some now in their late 80s --meeting to keep
their stories alive especially for their grandchildren, great grandchildren
and the public. Some of the children were taken in by loving families while
others became labor for the families that took them and the aftermath is
still with them. The gathering was put together by the next generation, in
effect "passing the torch" to the next generation called KT2.

To read the article see: http://tinyurl.com/bl2yhuy
original url:
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-kindertransport-20130104,0,1276347.story

Jan Meisels Allen
IAJGS Vice President
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Article On Kindertransport Children Gathering and The Aging of These Rescued Children #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The Los Angeles Times, January 4, 2013 has an article on the gathering of
kindertransport survivors- some now in their late 80s --meeting to keep
their stories alive especially for their grandchildren, great grandchildren
and the public. Some of the children were taken in by loving families while
others became labor for the families that took them and the aftermath is
still with them. The gathering was put together by the next generation, in
effect "passing the torch" to the next generation called KT2.

To read the article see: http://tinyurl.com/bl2yhuy
original url:
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-kindertransport-20130104,0,1276347.story

Jan Meisels Allen
IAJGS Vice President
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


German Communities: Status report #germany

Lande
 

As we start 2013 I thought the following status report on the German
communities project might be of interest:

Data >from 46 communities has been entered into the database, with the number
of names >from each community ranging >from 1-451.
This does not count communities which for various reasons did not provide
information.

While there are still some earlier communities being processed, we are
beginning communities beginning with the letter G.

Over 5,000 names are currently available on Steve Morse's website and will
be available on JewishGen. When searching the Morse website be sure to
click on the person's name or, on the extreme right side of the field on
"details" to see what happened to that individual, e.g. emigrated, deported,
moved, etc.

Many thanks to all who have participated and, I hope, will continue to
participate.

Peter Lande, Washington, D.C. pdlande@starpower.net


German SIG #Germany German Communities: Status report #germany

Lande
 

As we start 2013 I thought the following status report on the German
communities project might be of interest:

Data >from 46 communities has been entered into the database, with the number
of names >from each community ranging >from 1-451.
This does not count communities which for various reasons did not provide
information.

While there are still some earlier communities being processed, we are
beginning communities beginning with the letter G.

Over 5,000 names are currently available on Steve Morse's website and will
be available on JewishGen. When searching the Morse website be sure to
click on the person's name or, on the extreme right side of the field on
"details" to see what happened to that individual, e.g. emigrated, deported,
moved, etc.

Many thanks to all who have participated and, I hope, will continue to
participate.

Peter Lande, Washington, D.C. pdlande@starpower.net


Re: FISEL, KAHN (Iasi) and ROCHMAN (Bucuresti) #romania

Bob Wascou
 

The best place to search is the Romanian database at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Romania/ . You will find records
for the names of the people you are looking for. Look for the people
in all of the locations and not just Iasi and Bucharest. People moved
around and could have moved to other locations especially during the
wars and with marriage. Wherever possible do not use exact search for
the family names because they could have been transcribed differently
than the exact name because of bad handwriting.

Check out the online Romanian white pages phone directory. There is a
person by the name of FISEL listed there. I found a cousin in Iasi
that way.

Check out Google.com . I also found a cousin in Kishinev that way. You
never know what you night find.

Ask other relatives and keep track of their information. You might
find information on distant relatives. Keep track of other people with
the names that you are searching even if you cannot place them on your
tree as you might find a connection later.

In addition ROM-SIG is in the process of obtaining and translating
birth, marriage and death records >from Iasi. To help transcribe these
records fill out the form at http://tinyurl.com/vol-transcriber .

To help us get more records please donate to the Iasi County Records
Project at http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?pr=
oject_cat=3D20

Because there is up to a two month delay before we get the financial
report and we want to get the records as soon as possible please tell
us what you donated for at ttp://tinyurl.com/R-S-Donations . This way
we can start to get more records >from Iasi.

Bob Wascou
ROM-SIG Research Coordinator

On Thu, Jan 3, 2013 at 12:36 PM, Rick Fisel <rfisel@gmail.com> wrote:


I recently joined this list, so I thought I would put out some family inf=
ormation and hope to find some more.

I am working >from my grandparents' naturalization dossiers >from France, d=
ated Feb 1928. They were named Fisel FISEL and Ernestina ROCHMAN. They show=
my grandfather's parents as David FISEL (born about 1868), and Rachel KAHN=
(deceased), of Iasi. Also mentioned in the dossier are a FISEL daughter in=
Paris, Anna, born about 1886, who took the married name EPSTEIN, two other=
unnamed FISEL daughters still alive in Romania, and one unnamed FISEL son =
who died in World War I in Romania. Since the French appeared to be interes=
ted in potential soldiers, my grandfather may have left the impression that=
his brother was in the Romanian military when he may have been a civilian =
casualty. My grandmother's parents were Froim ROCHMAN (deceased) and Fanie =
ROCHMAN (born about 1858) of Bucuresti. No information about any siblings i=
n my grandmother's case, nor her mother's maiden name, but this may reflect=
a neglect of women's data in France at that time.

My grandfather was deported to Auschwitz, but the rest of the family in F=
rance survived. This dossier opens up the possibility of a significant numb=
er of relatives in Romania, and I'm very interested in whether any survived=
the Holocaust and where they ended up. I'm also interested, of course, in =
generations further back.

I have already consulted the JewishGen Romania collection and found no cl=
early relevant info. I've also checked familysearch.org and ancestry.com wi=
th similar results. Other than waiting for and donating to the Iasi transcr=
iption project (which I've done), is anyone aware of other potential source=
s?

Thanks,

Rick Fisel
San Jose, Costa Rica


Romania SIG #Romania Re: FISEL, KAHN (Iasi) and ROCHMAN (Bucuresti) #romania

Bob Wascou
 

The best place to search is the Romanian database at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Romania/ . You will find records
for the names of the people you are looking for. Look for the people
in all of the locations and not just Iasi and Bucharest. People moved
around and could have moved to other locations especially during the
wars and with marriage. Wherever possible do not use exact search for
the family names because they could have been transcribed differently
than the exact name because of bad handwriting.

Check out the online Romanian white pages phone directory. There is a
person by the name of FISEL listed there. I found a cousin in Iasi
that way.

Check out Google.com . I also found a cousin in Kishinev that way. You
never know what you night find.

Ask other relatives and keep track of their information. You might
find information on distant relatives. Keep track of other people with
the names that you are searching even if you cannot place them on your
tree as you might find a connection later.

In addition ROM-SIG is in the process of obtaining and translating
birth, marriage and death records >from Iasi. To help transcribe these
records fill out the form at http://tinyurl.com/vol-transcriber .

To help us get more records please donate to the Iasi County Records
Project at http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?pr=
oject_cat=3D20

Because there is up to a two month delay before we get the financial
report and we want to get the records as soon as possible please tell
us what you donated for at ttp://tinyurl.com/R-S-Donations . This way
we can start to get more records >from Iasi.

Bob Wascou
ROM-SIG Research Coordinator

On Thu, Jan 3, 2013 at 12:36 PM, Rick Fisel <rfisel@gmail.com> wrote:


I recently joined this list, so I thought I would put out some family inf=
ormation and hope to find some more.

I am working >from my grandparents' naturalization dossiers >from France, d=
ated Feb 1928. They were named Fisel FISEL and Ernestina ROCHMAN. They show=
my grandfather's parents as David FISEL (born about 1868), and Rachel KAHN=
(deceased), of Iasi. Also mentioned in the dossier are a FISEL daughter in=
Paris, Anna, born about 1886, who took the married name EPSTEIN, two other=
unnamed FISEL daughters still alive in Romania, and one unnamed FISEL son =
who died in World War I in Romania. Since the French appeared to be interes=
ted in potential soldiers, my grandfather may have left the impression that=
his brother was in the Romanian military when he may have been a civilian =
casualty. My grandmother's parents were Froim ROCHMAN (deceased) and Fanie =
ROCHMAN (born about 1858) of Bucuresti. No information about any siblings i=
n my grandmother's case, nor her mother's maiden name, but this may reflect=
a neglect of women's data in France at that time.

My grandfather was deported to Auschwitz, but the rest of the family in F=
rance survived. This dossier opens up the possibility of a significant numb=
er of relatives in Romania, and I'm very interested in whether any survived=
the Holocaust and where they ended up. I'm also interested, of course, in =
generations further back.

I have already consulted the JewishGen Romania collection and found no cl=
early relevant info. I've also checked familysearch.org and ancestry.com wi=
th similar results. Other than waiting for and donating to the Iasi transcr=
iption project (which I've done), is anyone aware of other potential source=
s?

Thanks,

Rick Fisel
San Jose, Costa Rica


Crimea: Simperopol Archive #ukraine

manuel.meersohn@...
 

Dear Friends,

Hola Pristan the town in which my beloved grandfather Meier Meyerson
was born on the 18th of December 1884 was not located in Ukraine as I
thought. It did belong to Crimea at the time of my grandfather so
according to the information I have, Simperopol Archive is my best
shot to find information regarding my grandfather. Unfortunately
nobody speaks English in that Archive and I do not know any researcher
in today's Autonomous Republic of Crimea. Do any of you have any
suggestions regarding the Simperopol Archive? Does Crimea in Jewishgen
belong to Ukraine or does exist a different group following Crimea?
Thanks in advanced. Manuel

Manuel Meersohn manuel.meersohn@gmail.com


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Crimea: Simperopol Archive #ukraine

manuel.meersohn@...
 

Dear Friends,

Hola Pristan the town in which my beloved grandfather Meier Meyerson
was born on the 18th of December 1884 was not located in Ukraine as I
thought. It did belong to Crimea at the time of my grandfather so
according to the information I have, Simperopol Archive is my best
shot to find information regarding my grandfather. Unfortunately
nobody speaks English in that Archive and I do not know any researcher
in today's Autonomous Republic of Crimea. Do any of you have any
suggestions regarding the Simperopol Archive? Does Crimea in Jewishgen
belong to Ukraine or does exist a different group following Crimea?
Thanks in advanced. Manuel

Manuel Meersohn manuel.meersohn@gmail.com


The name Stammer #ukraine

suhschmidt@...
 

I am searching for information about my great grandparents Leib STAMMER,
born 1859 >from Ostrog,
And his wife Liba Leiserovna Pamu, born 1862 >from Odessa. They married
1880 in Odessa and had about 12 children. (Brana 1881,Rivka 1883, Nachman
1885, Pesya/Polina (my grandmother) 1886, Sioma 1893, Israel 1898, Dvoyra,
1902...)

It is said Leib and Liba were killed because salt was found on their ground
and most of the children left Odessa where they all lived. My grandmother
Polina gave birth to my father in Leipzig 1910.
I so much want to know what really happened, where they are buried and so
on.
Is it possible to find someone who can search for me in Odessa. I would come
to Odessa myself if I had a chance to search somewhere.
Hope someone can help me.

Sabine Schmidt
Cologne, Germany


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine The name Stammer #ukraine

suhschmidt@...
 

I am searching for information about my great grandparents Leib STAMMER,
born 1859 >from Ostrog,
And his wife Liba Leiserovna Pamu, born 1862 >from Odessa. They married
1880 in Odessa and had about 12 children. (Brana 1881,Rivka 1883, Nachman
1885, Pesya/Polina (my grandmother) 1886, Sioma 1893, Israel 1898, Dvoyra,
1902...)

It is said Leib and Liba were killed because salt was found on their ground
and most of the children left Odessa where they all lived. My grandmother
Polina gave birth to my father in Leipzig 1910.
I so much want to know what really happened, where they are buried and so
on.
Is it possible to find someone who can search for me in Odessa. I would come
to Odessa myself if I had a chance to search somewhere.
Hope someone can help me.

Sabine Schmidt
Cologne, Germany


Yizkor Book Project, December 2012 #ciechanow #poland

bounce-2538886-772951@...
 

Shalom,

Another year has passed, eh? A great deal went on in the Yizkor book Project
during 2012 and if to express this as basic figures, during the past year we
added 71 new books, 75 and carried out 400 updates of existing projects. Not
bad...

To add this, I have just been informed by Max Heffler, who leads the
dedicated team updating our necrology database, that in the last quarter of
2012 no fewer than 24,808 family names were added to this extremely
important database which can be viewed at:
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/yizkor/ A remarkable achievement and
deserving of a hearty thank you to the team members!

If you are interested seeing facts and figures >from previous years relating
to the YB Project, you are welcome to have a peek at our "Development of the
Yizkor Book Project" in which you'll see data relating to our project going
back to 1999! http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/YB_History.html Whilst you're
there you might also be interested in seeing how we came about sometime in
the middle 1990's.

And whilst you're in our site, I warmly recommending visiting our main page
at http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ where, amongst other things, you'll see
a list of 400 volunteers who have contributed towards the YB Project over
the years. The list is far >from complete and if you have yet to appear there
and have played a part in the YB Project, be assured that with time I hope
to add in all of those who definitely deserve recognition for their part,
big and small, bringing the project to what it is today.

Finally, I am extremely excited to report that our tenth Yizkor Book in
Print is now available - "Yizkor Book of the Jewish Community in Dzialoszyce
and Surroundings". For those who are unfamiliar with this particular
project, in July 2011we begun making hard-copies of books that have been
completely translated and selling them to the public a very modest cost. The
project is being led at the very capable hands of Joel Alpert and if you are
interested in learning more about this project, I welcome you to visit the
following page http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ybip.html to see what books
are already available and what books are on their way.

Now to facts and figures for December, during this last month we have added
these 4 new projects:

- Falenica, Poland (Falenica Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Falenica/Falenica.html

- Szolnok, Hungary (The History of Jewish Szolnok: 1840-1944)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Szolnok/Szolnok.html

- Ternovka, Ukraine, Poland (Our town Ternovka; chapters of remembrance and
a monument) http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Ternovka/Ternovka.html

- Tomaszow Lubelski, Poland (Memorial book of Tomaszow-Lubelski)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Tomaszow-Lubelski1/Tomaszow-Lubelski1.html

Added in 4 new entries:

- Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic (The Jews and Jewish Communities of Bohemia
in the past and present) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/bohemia/boh049.html

- Kassejowitz, Czech Republic (The Jews and Jewish Communities of Bohemia in
the past and present) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/bohemia/boh261.html

- Stankau, Czech Republic (The Jews and Jewish Communities of Bohemia in the
past and present) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/bohemia/boh599.html

- Tscheraditz bei Saaz, Czech Republic (The Jews and Jewish Communities of
Bohemia in the past and present)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/bohemia/boh584.html

We have continued to update 24 of our existing projects:

- Briceni, Moldova (Brichany: its Jewry in the first half of our century)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Brichany/Brichany.html

- Czyzew, Poland (Czyzewo Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Czyzew/Czyzew.html

- Dabrowa Gornicza, Poland (Book of the Jewish community of Dabrowa Gornicza
and its destruction) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/dabrowa/dabrowa.html

- Garwolin, Poland (The life and decline of a Jewish city)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/garwolin/garp000.html [Polish]

- Goniadz, Poland (Our hometown Goniondz)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/goniadz/goniadz.html

- Gostynin, Poland (Book of Gostynin)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Gostynin/Gostynin.html

- Jadow, Poland (The Book of Jadow)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/jadow/jadow.html

- Kaluszyn, Poland (The Memorial Book of Kaluszyn)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/kaluszyn/kaluszyn_fr.html [French]

- Karelichy, Belarus (Korelitz; the life and destruction of a Jewish
community) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/korelicze/korelicze.html

- Lyakhavichy, Belarus (Memorial book of Lachowicze)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lyakhovichi/Lyakhovichi.html

- Lyubcha, Belarus (Lubtch and Delatich; in memory of the Jewish community)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lyubcha/lyubcha.html

- Mir, Belarus (Mir memorial book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/mir/mir.html

- Mogielnica, Poland (Memorial book Mogielnica-Bledow)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Mogielnica/Mogielnica.html

- Opatow, Poland (Apt; a town which does not exist anymore)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/opatow/opatow.html

- Ostrow-Lubelski, Poland (Memorial-Book Ostrow-Lublesk)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ostrow_lubelski/ostrow_lubelski.html

- Ozeryany, Ukraine (Memorial book, Jezierzany and surroundings)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Ozeryany/Ozeryany.html

- Przedecz, Poland (Memorial book to the Holocaust victims of the city of
Pshaytsh) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Przedecz/Przedecz.html

- Sierpc, Poland (The Community of Sierpc; Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Sierpc/Sierpc.html

- Staszow, Poland (The Staszow book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/staszow/staszowh.html [Hebrew]

- Suwalki, Poland (Memorial book of Suvalk)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Suwalki1/Suwalki1.html

- Szekesfehervar, Hungary (The Jews of Szekesfehervar & Its Environs)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Szekesfehervar/Szekesfehervar.html

- Tighina, Moldova (Bendery Community Yizkor Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Bender/Bender.html

- Turka, Ukraine (Memorial Book of the Community of Turka on the Stryj and
Vicinity) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/turka/turka.html

- Volodymyr Volynskyy, Ukraine (Wladimir Wolynsk; in memory of the Jewish
community)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Volodymyr_Volynskyy/Volodymyr_Volynskyy.html

Please remember that all this month's additions and updates have been
flagged at http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/translations.html to make it easy
to find them. Please also note that there are a quite a few books that are
being translated by professional translators and would welcome your
financial support. A list of these projects can be found at
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=23

I leave you with a hope that this year will see even greater progress and
even greater involvement by you and others.

Happy 2013,
Lance Ackerfeld
Yizkor Book Project Manager
lance.ackerfeld@gmail.com


#Ciechanow #Poland Yizkor Book Project, December 2012 #ciechanow #poland

bounce-2538886-772951@...
 

Shalom,

Another year has passed, eh? A great deal went on in the Yizkor book Project
during 2012 and if to express this as basic figures, during the past year we
added 71 new books, 75 and carried out 400 updates of existing projects. Not
bad...

To add this, I have just been informed by Max Heffler, who leads the
dedicated team updating our necrology database, that in the last quarter of
2012 no fewer than 24,808 family names were added to this extremely
important database which can be viewed at:
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/yizkor/ A remarkable achievement and
deserving of a hearty thank you to the team members!

If you are interested seeing facts and figures >from previous years relating
to the YB Project, you are welcome to have a peek at our "Development of the
Yizkor Book Project" in which you'll see data relating to our project going
back to 1999! http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/YB_History.html Whilst you're
there you might also be interested in seeing how we came about sometime in
the middle 1990's.

And whilst you're in our site, I warmly recommending visiting our main page
at http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ where, amongst other things, you'll see
a list of 400 volunteers who have contributed towards the YB Project over
the years. The list is far >from complete and if you have yet to appear there
and have played a part in the YB Project, be assured that with time I hope
to add in all of those who definitely deserve recognition for their part,
big and small, bringing the project to what it is today.

Finally, I am extremely excited to report that our tenth Yizkor Book in
Print is now available - "Yizkor Book of the Jewish Community in Dzialoszyce
and Surroundings". For those who are unfamiliar with this particular
project, in July 2011we begun making hard-copies of books that have been
completely translated and selling them to the public a very modest cost. The
project is being led at the very capable hands of Joel Alpert and if you are
interested in learning more about this project, I welcome you to visit the
following page http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ybip.html to see what books
are already available and what books are on their way.

Now to facts and figures for December, during this last month we have added
these 4 new projects:

- Falenica, Poland (Falenica Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Falenica/Falenica.html

- Szolnok, Hungary (The History of Jewish Szolnok: 1840-1944)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Szolnok/Szolnok.html

- Ternovka, Ukraine, Poland (Our town Ternovka; chapters of remembrance and
a monument) http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Ternovka/Ternovka.html

- Tomaszow Lubelski, Poland (Memorial book of Tomaszow-Lubelski)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Tomaszow-Lubelski1/Tomaszow-Lubelski1.html

Added in 4 new entries:

- Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic (The Jews and Jewish Communities of Bohemia
in the past and present) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/bohemia/boh049.html

- Kassejowitz, Czech Republic (The Jews and Jewish Communities of Bohemia in
the past and present) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/bohemia/boh261.html

- Stankau, Czech Republic (The Jews and Jewish Communities of Bohemia in the
past and present) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/bohemia/boh599.html

- Tscheraditz bei Saaz, Czech Republic (The Jews and Jewish Communities of
Bohemia in the past and present)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/bohemia/boh584.html

We have continued to update 24 of our existing projects:

- Briceni, Moldova (Brichany: its Jewry in the first half of our century)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Brichany/Brichany.html

- Czyzew, Poland (Czyzewo Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Czyzew/Czyzew.html

- Dabrowa Gornicza, Poland (Book of the Jewish community of Dabrowa Gornicza
and its destruction) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/dabrowa/dabrowa.html

- Garwolin, Poland (The life and decline of a Jewish city)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/garwolin/garp000.html [Polish]

- Goniadz, Poland (Our hometown Goniondz)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/goniadz/goniadz.html

- Gostynin, Poland (Book of Gostynin)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Gostynin/Gostynin.html

- Jadow, Poland (The Book of Jadow)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/jadow/jadow.html

- Kaluszyn, Poland (The Memorial Book of Kaluszyn)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/kaluszyn/kaluszyn_fr.html [French]

- Karelichy, Belarus (Korelitz; the life and destruction of a Jewish
community) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/korelicze/korelicze.html

- Lyakhavichy, Belarus (Memorial book of Lachowicze)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lyakhovichi/Lyakhovichi.html

- Lyubcha, Belarus (Lubtch and Delatich; in memory of the Jewish community)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lyubcha/lyubcha.html

- Mir, Belarus (Mir memorial book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/mir/mir.html

- Mogielnica, Poland (Memorial book Mogielnica-Bledow)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Mogielnica/Mogielnica.html

- Opatow, Poland (Apt; a town which does not exist anymore)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/opatow/opatow.html

- Ostrow-Lubelski, Poland (Memorial-Book Ostrow-Lublesk)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ostrow_lubelski/ostrow_lubelski.html

- Ozeryany, Ukraine (Memorial book, Jezierzany and surroundings)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Ozeryany/Ozeryany.html

- Przedecz, Poland (Memorial book to the Holocaust victims of the city of
Pshaytsh) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Przedecz/Przedecz.html

- Sierpc, Poland (The Community of Sierpc; Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Sierpc/Sierpc.html

- Staszow, Poland (The Staszow book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/staszow/staszowh.html [Hebrew]

- Suwalki, Poland (Memorial book of Suvalk)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Suwalki1/Suwalki1.html

- Szekesfehervar, Hungary (The Jews of Szekesfehervar & Its Environs)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Szekesfehervar/Szekesfehervar.html

- Tighina, Moldova (Bendery Community Yizkor Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Bender/Bender.html

- Turka, Ukraine (Memorial Book of the Community of Turka on the Stryj and
Vicinity) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/turka/turka.html

- Volodymyr Volynskyy, Ukraine (Wladimir Wolynsk; in memory of the Jewish
community)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Volodymyr_Volynskyy/Volodymyr_Volynskyy.html

Please remember that all this month's additions and updates have been
flagged at http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/translations.html to make it easy
to find them. Please also note that there are a quite a few books that are
being translated by professional translators and would welcome your
financial support. A list of these projects can be found at
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=23

I leave you with a hope that this year will see even greater progress and
even greater involvement by you and others.

Happy 2013,
Lance Ackerfeld
Yizkor Book Project Manager
lance.ackerfeld@gmail.com


Searching for descendants of *estranged* Benjamin GRAU and his son Frederick GRAU #general

Connie Malone
 

I am searching for the descendants of Benjamin GRAU. >from his passenger
list, Benjamin, a butcher, arrived in New York, USA, in November 1911, as
Pinkus GRAU, >from Kuty, Poland (formerly Poland, Galicia, Austrian Empire;
Kuty today in the Ukraine).

Benjamin was born sometime 1894-1895 in Kuty. His father was Moses GRAU, a
butcher. My mother said he was the youngest of 7 known children: Mordecai
(born 1880), Welwel (born 1885; Henny (born 1887), Miriam (born 1890),
Joseph (born 1892, died 1972), and twins Rachel and Rivka. Hearsay, we
believe Benjamin died shortly after Joseph's death.

I emphasize "*estranged* Benjamin" because sometime after the 1925 New York
census and before the 1930 US Federal Census, he left his wife, Rose, and
his son, Frederick, also known as "Freddy," and may have gone to
California. Benjamin did not want his family to know his whereabouts. The
only people who remained in contact with Benjamin were his brother Joseph (a
self-employed jeweler/watchmaker) and Joseph's wife Celia. It's possible he
may have changed his name and may even have another family, I just don't
know.

Benjamin's son, Frederick, was born possibly September 1919 in New York.
Benjamin's wife, Rose, born about 1895 in Poland. >from census records,
Benjamin, self-employed as a butcher, and the family resided in New York on
39th St, Brooklyn in 1920; Prospect Ave, Bronx, in 1925; and 47th St,
Brooklyn in 1930. Brother Joseph and Celia lived on Flushing St, Forest
Hills, Queens, New York.

Please reply to connie.malone@cox.net.

Connie Malone
La Mesa, San Diego, California

Researching:
ZWIEBACK (Vienna, Austria; Kuty, Stanislawow, Poland/Ukraine); GRAU (Kuty,
Poland/Ukraine; Israel; USA); SENDER (Kuty, Stanislawow, Poland /Ukraine;
USA); OREN (Israel); MINSTER (Kuty, Poland /Ukraine); VERNEY (London, United
Kingdom); SULLIVAN (Cork, Ireland/London, United Kingdom). And all variant
spellings.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching for descendants of *estranged* Benjamin GRAU and his son Frederick GRAU #general

Connie Malone
 

I am searching for the descendants of Benjamin GRAU. >from his passenger
list, Benjamin, a butcher, arrived in New York, USA, in November 1911, as
Pinkus GRAU, >from Kuty, Poland (formerly Poland, Galicia, Austrian Empire;
Kuty today in the Ukraine).

Benjamin was born sometime 1894-1895 in Kuty. His father was Moses GRAU, a
butcher. My mother said he was the youngest of 7 known children: Mordecai
(born 1880), Welwel (born 1885; Henny (born 1887), Miriam (born 1890),
Joseph (born 1892, died 1972), and twins Rachel and Rivka. Hearsay, we
believe Benjamin died shortly after Joseph's death.

I emphasize "*estranged* Benjamin" because sometime after the 1925 New York
census and before the 1930 US Federal Census, he left his wife, Rose, and
his son, Frederick, also known as "Freddy," and may have gone to
California. Benjamin did not want his family to know his whereabouts. The
only people who remained in contact with Benjamin were his brother Joseph (a
self-employed jeweler/watchmaker) and Joseph's wife Celia. It's possible he
may have changed his name and may even have another family, I just don't
know.

Benjamin's son, Frederick, was born possibly September 1919 in New York.
Benjamin's wife, Rose, born about 1895 in Poland. >from census records,
Benjamin, self-employed as a butcher, and the family resided in New York on
39th St, Brooklyn in 1920; Prospect Ave, Bronx, in 1925; and 47th St,
Brooklyn in 1930. Brother Joseph and Celia lived on Flushing St, Forest
Hills, Queens, New York.

Please reply to connie.malone@cox.net.

Connie Malone
La Mesa, San Diego, California

Researching:
ZWIEBACK (Vienna, Austria; Kuty, Stanislawow, Poland/Ukraine); GRAU (Kuty,
Poland/Ukraine; Israel; USA); SENDER (Kuty, Stanislawow, Poland /Ukraine;
USA); OREN (Israel); MINSTER (Kuty, Poland /Ukraine); VERNEY (London, United
Kingdom); SULLIVAN (Cork, Ireland/London, United Kingdom). And all variant
spellings.


New Academic and Executive Directors at IIJG #general

neville lamdan
 

Dear Jewish Genners,

The International Institute for Jewish Genealogy (IIJG) wishes to announce
that its Founding Director, Dr. Neville Lamdan, has retired >from his
position after seven years in the job (and even more "on the job"). In his
place, the IIJG Executive Committee decided to create the new positions of
Academic Director and Executive Director, for which it unanimously accepted
the recommendations of a Search Committee, headed by Prof. Sergio
DellaPergola of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, to appoint Prof. Michael
Silber as Academic Director and Mr. Ami Elyasaf as Executive Director,
effective as of January 1, 2013.

Prof. Silber is a professor of East European Jewish history at the Hebrew
University, with a specialty in the Jews of Austro-Hungary and a strong
belief in Jewish genealogy as a valuable prism through which to examine
Jewish history. Mr. Elyasaf comes to IIJG >from the world of hi-tech and has
a deep commitment to academic Jewish Genealogy. He has researched family
histories and rabbinic dynasties in Galicia and Hungary, and is well-known
to members of "Gesher Galicia", where he has done pioneering work on the
town of Brody.

Dr. Neville Lamdan,
Director (ret.), IIJG,
Jerusalem.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen New Academic and Executive Directors at IIJG #general

neville lamdan
 

Dear Jewish Genners,

The International Institute for Jewish Genealogy (IIJG) wishes to announce
that its Founding Director, Dr. Neville Lamdan, has retired >from his
position after seven years in the job (and even more "on the job"). In his
place, the IIJG Executive Committee decided to create the new positions of
Academic Director and Executive Director, for which it unanimously accepted
the recommendations of a Search Committee, headed by Prof. Sergio
DellaPergola of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, to appoint Prof. Michael
Silber as Academic Director and Mr. Ami Elyasaf as Executive Director,
effective as of January 1, 2013.

Prof. Silber is a professor of East European Jewish history at the Hebrew
University, with a specialty in the Jews of Austro-Hungary and a strong
belief in Jewish genealogy as a valuable prism through which to examine
Jewish history. Mr. Elyasaf comes to IIJG >from the world of hi-tech and has
a deep commitment to academic Jewish Genealogy. He has researched family
histories and rabbinic dynasties in Galicia and Hungary, and is well-known
to members of "Gesher Galicia", where he has done pioneering work on the
town of Brody.

Dr. Neville Lamdan,
Director (ret.), IIJG,
Jerusalem.


TWERSKI-MAJERCZYK families #rabbinic

Heshel Teitelbaum
 

Dear RavSIG'ers:

Rabbi Nusyn Leyb TWERSKI (1884-1940) of Makarow and Kielce married
Gitl MAJERCZYK (1894-1942) around 1914. Gitl was the daughter of
Leybusz MAJERCZYK and Ruchl ROZENFELD of Wodzislaw. Rabbi Nusyn Dawid
was the son of the Chernobler-Makarow Rebbe - David TWERSKI. Why did
he choose a MAJERCZYK as a bride for his son, who was destined to be
the Chassidic Rebbe of Dzialoszyce and of Kielce region? Does anyone
know the historical significance of the MAJERCZYK family, thier
origins, famous ancestors, seforim, etc?

Nusyn Leyb and Gitl did not survive the War; but they had at least one
son, Dovid, who survived. He apparently lived in the US. Is he still
alive? Does anyone know how to contact any of their descendants for
insights into the history of the MAJERCZYK family?

Thank you and good shabbos

Heshel Teitelbaum
Ottawa, Canada


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic TWERSKI-MAJERCZYK families #rabbinic

Heshel Teitelbaum
 

Dear RavSIG'ers:

Rabbi Nusyn Leyb TWERSKI (1884-1940) of Makarow and Kielce married
Gitl MAJERCZYK (1894-1942) around 1914. Gitl was the daughter of
Leybusz MAJERCZYK and Ruchl ROZENFELD of Wodzislaw. Rabbi Nusyn Dawid
was the son of the Chernobler-Makarow Rebbe - David TWERSKI. Why did
he choose a MAJERCZYK as a bride for his son, who was destined to be
the Chassidic Rebbe of Dzialoszyce and of Kielce region? Does anyone
know the historical significance of the MAJERCZYK family, thier
origins, famous ancestors, seforim, etc?

Nusyn Leyb and Gitl did not survive the War; but they had at least one
son, Dovid, who survived. He apparently lived in the US. Is he still
alive? Does anyone know how to contact any of their descendants for
insights into the history of the MAJERCZYK family?

Thank you and good shabbos

Heshel Teitelbaum
Ottawa, Canada

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