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All Ukraine Database #ukraine

Chaim freedman
 

I understand that there are plans to develop an All Ukraine Database. The
"Jewish Agricultural Colonies in the Ukraine" site
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/Colonies_of_Ukraine/ has much material
which it would like to donate to the All Ukraine Database. As there is
overlap between with UkraineSIG, we would like to combine our efforts. Aside
from the material already on the site, we are in the process of scanning,
translating and listing more material. We would like to hear >from the
organisers of UkraineSIG how best we go about handing our material to them.


Chaim Freedman
Petah Tikvah, Israel
chaimjan@zahav.net.il


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine All Ukraine Database #ukraine

Chaim freedman
 

I understand that there are plans to develop an All Ukraine Database. The
"Jewish Agricultural Colonies in the Ukraine" site
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/Colonies_of_Ukraine/ has much material
which it would like to donate to the All Ukraine Database. As there is
overlap between with UkraineSIG, we would like to combine our efforts. Aside
from the material already on the site, we are in the process of scanning,
translating and listing more material. We would like to hear >from the
organisers of UkraineSIG how best we go about handing our material to them.


Chaim Freedman
Petah Tikvah, Israel
chaimjan@zahav.net.il


Hungarian (and German) Translation #general

Fern Ward <FRWard@...>
 

I'm hoping someone can help me with a Hungarian translation of a letter
written in 1926 >from Maramaros-Szighet to relatives in Brooklyn NY. I think
this letter was written by my great-grandmother to my grandfather and I'm
hoping to glean a last bit of family information >from this letter.
Apparently there was a family fight going on (I'm airing our 80-year old
dirty laundry on the internet) and I'm really hoping to find out the why's
and where's of this fight and why my grandparents never acknowledged having
any other relatives.

The letter is a 3-pager, listed on
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate in the "To View" section under the
following viewmates:
VM 5857, VM 5858, VM 5859.

Please reply privately to
mailto:FRWard@direcpc.com

Thank you!
Fern Ward

Searching for: ZELMANOVICS, ZELMANOVITZ (Maramaros Szighet) KATZ (Budapest)

MODERATOR NOTE: The direct URLs of the images are
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=5857
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=5858
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=5859
A portion of the text is in German.


Siberia special Chita #general

Gayle Schlissel Riley <key2pst@...>
 

I am looking for information for Chita, Siberia. I have not heard much
discussion for that area yet so any help would be appreciated. I have a
map received >from the Library of Congress in Russian showing Jewish
places of interest. Gayle >from San Gabriel, Ca


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Hungarian (and German) Translation #general

Fern Ward <FRWard@...>
 

I'm hoping someone can help me with a Hungarian translation of a letter
written in 1926 >from Maramaros-Szighet to relatives in Brooklyn NY. I think
this letter was written by my great-grandmother to my grandfather and I'm
hoping to glean a last bit of family information >from this letter.
Apparently there was a family fight going on (I'm airing our 80-year old
dirty laundry on the internet) and I'm really hoping to find out the why's
and where's of this fight and why my grandparents never acknowledged having
any other relatives.

The letter is a 3-pager, listed on
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate in the "To View" section under the
following viewmates:
VM 5857, VM 5858, VM 5859.

Please reply privately to
mailto:FRWard@direcpc.com

Thank you!
Fern Ward

Searching for: ZELMANOVICS, ZELMANOVITZ (Maramaros Szighet) KATZ (Budapest)

MODERATOR NOTE: The direct URLs of the images are
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=5857
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=5858
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=5859
A portion of the text is in German.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Siberia special Chita #general

Gayle Schlissel Riley <key2pst@...>
 

I am looking for information for Chita, Siberia. I have not heard much
discussion for that area yet so any help would be appreciated. I have a
map received >from the Library of Congress in Russian showing Jewish
places of interest. Gayle >from San Gabriel, Ca


Synagogue/Jewish Center In Brooklyn, NY #general

Shari Kantrow
 

Hello again,
I am trying to find information on a synagogue,
Jewish Center or possibly catering hall that existed
on Pitkin and/or Tapscott Street in Brooklyn, NY (East
New York section) even as late as the late 1950's. The
congregation was Chevra Ohav Shalom Anshei Bukaczowce,
and my g-grandfather Aaron Zelig Schwartz was cantor
there.
I appreciate all your help.
Shari Kantrow
New, Jersey, US

researching: BLITZER, MEYER, SCHNEIDER, SCHWARTZ,
JACOBSON, REIZ, REYISST, KARPET, BLAZER, LANDSMAN,
SCHAFF, DICKMAN, HABERMAN, KAFKA, KUPFER


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Synagogue/Jewish Center In Brooklyn, NY #general

Shari Kantrow
 

Hello again,
I am trying to find information on a synagogue,
Jewish Center or possibly catering hall that existed
on Pitkin and/or Tapscott Street in Brooklyn, NY (East
New York section) even as late as the late 1950's. The
congregation was Chevra Ohav Shalom Anshei Bukaczowce,
and my g-grandfather Aaron Zelig Schwartz was cantor
there.
I appreciate all your help.
Shari Kantrow
New, Jersey, US

researching: BLITZER, MEYER, SCHNEIDER, SCHWARTZ,
JACOBSON, REIZ, REYISST, KARPET, BLAZER, LANDSMAN,
SCHAFF, DICKMAN, HABERMAN, KAFKA, KUPFER


Re: Land Manifests to New York from Canada in 1905 #general

Peter Zavon <pzavon@...>
 

"Hilary Henkin" <hilary@proppersource.com> wrote in part:

You may want to check into the several lists for people crossing the
Canada/US border into the US. The most well-known are the St.
Alban's Lists for Vermont and Maine, but there are three or four others -
search the JewishGen Discussion group Archives for the lists.
I think it very important to understand that the St. Albans Lists (note lack
of apostrophe) is not limited to US entries through Vermont and Maine. The
name of the list refers to St. Albans, VT, which was the regional
headquarters for the US immigration agency at one point. (It is
conveniently near Montreal, where lots of migration activity was occuring.)
But the lists compiled there covered all land crossings into the US from
Canada along the entire boarder - Atlantic to Pacific - for a time. Later
the St. Albans Immigration District covered only the eastern half of the
boarder.

While there are also separate lists for smaller Great Lakes ports (including
Niagara Falls and Rochester, NY among others) I believe these are generally
for periods before that covered by the St Albans list and focus on water
arrivals. Before the very late 19th Century, arrivals by water over one of
the Great Lakes were recorded in ships' manifests but land crossings were
not recorded. St. Albans would seem to be the only collection covering
entry by rail in the eastern US.

--
Peter Zavon
Penfield, NY


Hinde=Gussie? #general

Shari Kantrow
 

Greetings all,
Wondering if it is possible that Gussie could be
an Americanized form if Hinde/Hinda/Inda, etc. She is
from Kamenets-Podolskiy(now Ukraine)to NY about 1907.
Also, what could the American form of Cheikel/Heikel
(her husband) be? Their last name was Weiner.
Thanks,
Shari Kantrow
New Jersey, US

researching: BLITZER, MEYER, SCHNEIDER, SCHWARTZ,
JACOBSON, REIZ, REYISST, KARPET, BLAZER, LANDSMAN,
SCHAFF, DICKMAN, HABERMAN, KAFKA, KUPFER


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Land Manifests to New York from Canada in 1905 #general

Peter Zavon <pzavon@...>
 

"Hilary Henkin" <hilary@proppersource.com> wrote in part:

You may want to check into the several lists for people crossing the
Canada/US border into the US. The most well-known are the St.
Alban's Lists for Vermont and Maine, but there are three or four others -
search the JewishGen Discussion group Archives for the lists.
I think it very important to understand that the St. Albans Lists (note lack
of apostrophe) is not limited to US entries through Vermont and Maine. The
name of the list refers to St. Albans, VT, which was the regional
headquarters for the US immigration agency at one point. (It is
conveniently near Montreal, where lots of migration activity was occuring.)
But the lists compiled there covered all land crossings into the US from
Canada along the entire boarder - Atlantic to Pacific - for a time. Later
the St. Albans Immigration District covered only the eastern half of the
boarder.

While there are also separate lists for smaller Great Lakes ports (including
Niagara Falls and Rochester, NY among others) I believe these are generally
for periods before that covered by the St Albans list and focus on water
arrivals. Before the very late 19th Century, arrivals by water over one of
the Great Lakes were recorded in ships' manifests but land crossings were
not recorded. St. Albans would seem to be the only collection covering
entry by rail in the eastern US.

--
Peter Zavon
Penfield, NY


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Hinde=Gussie? #general

Shari Kantrow
 

Greetings all,
Wondering if it is possible that Gussie could be
an Americanized form if Hinde/Hinda/Inda, etc. She is
from Kamenets-Podolskiy(now Ukraine)to NY about 1907.
Also, what could the American form of Cheikel/Heikel
(her husband) be? Their last name was Weiner.
Thanks,
Shari Kantrow
New Jersey, US

researching: BLITZER, MEYER, SCHNEIDER, SCHWARTZ,
JACOBSON, REIZ, REYISST, KARPET, BLAZER, LANDSMAN,
SCHAFF, DICKMAN, HABERMAN, KAFKA, KUPFER


Correct Citation Format for Pages of Testimony #general

Celia Male <celiamale@...>
 

Rebecca Fenning of Allston, Mass., who tells us that
she is a stickler for accuracy, asks if there is a
correct citation format for Pages of Testimony [PoT]
listed on Yad Vashem. Apparently, the question has
been posed before on this forum but has received no
answers.

I think that is most unlikely, as the Yad Vashem
database has not been around for so long. After many
books or articles have appeared citing the PoT, it
should be possible to make a informed judgement as to
the simplest and best citation method.

The main point to remember is consistency in your own
work; if you are working with others on a family tree
you should all use the same format.

If you use one of the well-known family tree
programmes, you could add a new "Fact" called "PoT"
and add the names, relationship, location and full
address and date of the signatory.

If they are a close relative of the victim, you can
obviously add them to the family tree and for date of
death you will be able to add: after XX-YY-XXXX, i.e.
the date of the testimony. Hopefully, you may find
them and their descendants at a later stage. In the
notes, you can add: found through Yad Vashem PoT on
holocaust victim "xyz".

Celia Male [UK]


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Correct Citation Format for Pages of Testimony #general

Celia Male <celiamale@...>
 

Rebecca Fenning of Allston, Mass., who tells us that
she is a stickler for accuracy, asks if there is a
correct citation format for Pages of Testimony [PoT]
listed on Yad Vashem. Apparently, the question has
been posed before on this forum but has received no
answers.

I think that is most unlikely, as the Yad Vashem
database has not been around for so long. After many
books or articles have appeared citing the PoT, it
should be possible to make a informed judgement as to
the simplest and best citation method.

The main point to remember is consistency in your own
work; if you are working with others on a family tree
you should all use the same format.

If you use one of the well-known family tree
programmes, you could add a new "Fact" called "PoT"
and add the names, relationship, location and full
address and date of the signatory.

If they are a close relative of the victim, you can
obviously add them to the family tree and for date of
death you will be able to add: after XX-YY-XXXX, i.e.
the date of the testimony. Hopefully, you may find
them and their descendants at a later stage. In the
notes, you can add: found through Yad Vashem PoT on
holocaust victim "xyz".

Celia Male [UK]


Re: Correct Citation Format for Pages of Testimony #general

Peter Zavon <pzavon@...>
 

Since the Pages of Testimony have been widely available for only a short
time, I don't think a single format for citation will have been developed
that is accepted everywhere.

The purpose of citation is to permit the reader/researcher to get to the
specific document being referenced. As long as you cite using enough
specific information to permit someone else to get to the very same
document, you have created an acceptable citation. I suggest beginning with
"Yad Vashem, Page of Testimony for..." and then giving at least the name of
the person memorialized, the name of the person completing the form and the
date the form was completed.

--
Peter Zavon
Penfield, NY

"Rebecca Fenning" <macguffin317@hotmail.com> wrote

Hi everyone,

I am a stickler for citing sources correctly and I was wondering if anyone
is aware of the correct citation format for PoTs >from Yad Vashem. This
question has been brought up here before, but the poster never received any
answers. Is there an established method for citing them? Or do others just
make something up on their own?


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Correct Citation Format for Pages of Testimony #general

Peter Zavon <pzavon@...>
 

Since the Pages of Testimony have been widely available for only a short
time, I don't think a single format for citation will have been developed
that is accepted everywhere.

The purpose of citation is to permit the reader/researcher to get to the
specific document being referenced. As long as you cite using enough
specific information to permit someone else to get to the very same
document, you have created an acceptable citation. I suggest beginning with
"Yad Vashem, Page of Testimony for..." and then giving at least the name of
the person memorialized, the name of the person completing the form and the
date the form was completed.

--
Peter Zavon
Penfield, NY

"Rebecca Fenning" <macguffin317@hotmail.com> wrote

Hi everyone,

I am a stickler for citing sources correctly and I was wondering if anyone
is aware of the correct citation format for PoTs >from Yad Vashem. This
question has been brought up here before, but the poster never received any
answers. Is there an established method for citing them? Or do others just
make something up on their own?


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

Ronald D. Doctor <rondoctor@...>
 

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

Search and Find
Discovering Answers in the JGSO Library

Date: **Monday**, April 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 meeting will be devoted to learning about the many helpful resource
materials in our Jewish genealogy collection housed at Neveh Shalom.
Although the web has become a major source of data, the published page
still contains hidden treasures that are not found on the Internet.
Hilde Jacobs, Neveh Shalom's Librarian, will give us a brief tour of the
library. JGSO gurus then will reivew some of the more helpful and
interesting books in our library. We'll also have a discussion and
question/answer session to try to help you with specific research
questions. So, bring your notes and questions, and let's see if our
library can help you advance your research.

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, or call Sandra Shapiro at
503-694-5646.

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


Jewish Genealogical Society of Oregon, April 18th Monthly Meeting, #general

Ronald D. Doctor <rondoctor@...>
 

The notice I sent out earlier today for JGSO's April meeting had the wrong date. The
meeting will be on Monday, April 18th, NOT April 21st.


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

Ronald D. Doctor <rondoctor@...>
 

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

Search and Find
Discovering Answers in the JGSO Library

Date: **Monday**, April 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 meeting will be devoted to learning about the many helpful resource
materials in our Jewish genealogy collection housed at Neveh Shalom.
Although the web has become a major source of data, the published page
still contains hidden treasures that are not found on the Internet.
Hilde Jacobs, Neveh Shalom's Librarian, will give us a brief tour of the
library. JGSO gurus then will reivew some of the more helpful and
interesting books in our library. We'll also have a discussion and
question/answer session to try to help you with specific research
questions. So, bring your notes and questions, and let's see if our
library can help you advance your research.

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, or call Sandra Shapiro at
503-694-5646.

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


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Jewish Genealogical Society of Oregon, April 18th Monthly Meeting, #general

Ronald D. Doctor <rondoctor@...>
 

The notice I sent out earlier today for JGSO's April meeting had the wrong date. The
meeting will be on Monday, April 18th, NOT April 21st.