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JRI-Poland Success Stories-"The Galitzianer" Summer Issue #general

Pamela Weisberger <pweisberger@...>
 

In honor of Jewish Records Indexing Poland's 10th anniversary, "The Galitzianer,"
the quarterly publication of Gesher Galicia, is devoting a major portion of our
summer issue to "success stories" involving JRI-Poland, which specifically relate
to "Galician" research.

If you've used their remarkable indexes make inroads in your family trees or towns
of origin...ordered records >from Polish archives, or used these indexes to locate
missing ancestors in Family History Center microfilms...please send us your
stories!

Try to keep these anecdotes short...a few paragraphs will be fine unless its a
very involved story. Include as much detail as possible, with a beginning, middle
and end. If you want to send a JPEG image of the record(s) that lead you to your
success...or an old photograph or map that ties into your story, please do.

Take your time to produce the finished product, as we won't be able to rewrite it
for you. Even a sentence or two of your successes...the road you traveled to
knock down a brick wall....what this enormous undertaking by Stan Diamond &
company has meant to you...will help make this tribute as successful as your
stories.

Please send your copy, if possible, in a Word document, directly to:

pweisberger@...

Due date: July 13th (but sooner will be better) And remember--only Galician
research, please!

Thank you!

Pamela Weisberger
Research Coordinator
Gesher Galicia
Santa Monica, CA
pweisberger@...


Canadian Parliament Passes the Canadian Census Act S-18 #general

jan meisels allen <janmallen@...>
 

This morning (June 28) the Canadian House of Commons unanimously passed S-18, The
Act to amend the Canadian Census. S-18 had already passed the Senate's several
months ago. What is needed to happen now is Royal Assent and as this was a
government sponsored bill it is expected to be given in the very near future.

Enactment of S-18, once Royal Assent is granted, will in effect release for public
review the long-overdue release of the 1911 Canadian census. It is believed
that the Library and Archives of Canada has already scanned images of the 1911
National Census of Canada and they should be available on line almost immediately.
S-18 removes a legal ambiguity for census records made between 1910 and 2005. It
allows unrestricted access to those records 92 years after the census was taken
(their privacy requirement). Starting in 2006 an "opt-in" provision is mandated,
requiring that each Canadian must agree to have their information released to the
public- after 92 years. This "opt-in" provision was opposed by IAJGS but after 7
years of a hard-fought battle many in the census debate thought this was the only
way they could get the censuses released starting with the long-overdue 1911
census. There is a provision in S-18 that requires Parliamentary review of this
opt-in provision and organizations in Canada will start education campaigns to
have encourage Canadians agree to "opt-in".

Anyone wishing to read S-18 may access it by going to:
http://globalgenealogy.com/Census/Download/S18.pdf.

Jan Meisels Allen
IAJGS Chairperson, Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JRI-Poland Success Stories-"The Galitzianer" Summer Issue #general

Pamela Weisberger <pweisberger@...>
 

In honor of Jewish Records Indexing Poland's 10th anniversary, "The Galitzianer,"
the quarterly publication of Gesher Galicia, is devoting a major portion of our
summer issue to "success stories" involving JRI-Poland, which specifically relate
to "Galician" research.

If you've used their remarkable indexes make inroads in your family trees or towns
of origin...ordered records >from Polish archives, or used these indexes to locate
missing ancestors in Family History Center microfilms...please send us your
stories!

Try to keep these anecdotes short...a few paragraphs will be fine unless its a
very involved story. Include as much detail as possible, with a beginning, middle
and end. If you want to send a JPEG image of the record(s) that lead you to your
success...or an old photograph or map that ties into your story, please do.

Take your time to produce the finished product, as we won't be able to rewrite it
for you. Even a sentence or two of your successes...the road you traveled to
knock down a brick wall....what this enormous undertaking by Stan Diamond &
company has meant to you...will help make this tribute as successful as your
stories.

Please send your copy, if possible, in a Word document, directly to:

pweisberger@...

Due date: July 13th (but sooner will be better) And remember--only Galician
research, please!

Thank you!

Pamela Weisberger
Research Coordinator
Gesher Galicia
Santa Monica, CA
pweisberger@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Canadian Parliament Passes the Canadian Census Act S-18 #general

jan meisels allen <janmallen@...>
 

This morning (June 28) the Canadian House of Commons unanimously passed S-18, The
Act to amend the Canadian Census. S-18 had already passed the Senate's several
months ago. What is needed to happen now is Royal Assent and as this was a
government sponsored bill it is expected to be given in the very near future.

Enactment of S-18, once Royal Assent is granted, will in effect release for public
review the long-overdue release of the 1911 Canadian census. It is believed
that the Library and Archives of Canada has already scanned images of the 1911
National Census of Canada and they should be available on line almost immediately.
S-18 removes a legal ambiguity for census records made between 1910 and 2005. It
allows unrestricted access to those records 92 years after the census was taken
(their privacy requirement). Starting in 2006 an "opt-in" provision is mandated,
requiring that each Canadian must agree to have their information released to the
public- after 92 years. This "opt-in" provision was opposed by IAJGS but after 7
years of a hard-fought battle many in the census debate thought this was the only
way they could get the censuses released starting with the long-overdue 1911
census. There is a provision in S-18 that requires Parliamentary review of this
opt-in provision and organizations in Canada will start education campaigns to
have encourage Canadians agree to "opt-in".

Anyone wishing to read S-18 may access it by going to:
http://globalgenealogy.com/Census/Download/S18.pdf.

Jan Meisels Allen
IAJGS Chairperson, Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


ViewMate: Translation of Tombstone (from Hebrew) #general

Judith Lipmanson <lipmanson@...>
 

I'd appreciate any help on the translation of the back of the tombstone for an
aunt who died as a 9-yr old in 1917. The stone is very weathered and difficult to
discern. The following two pictures show a regular photo and the second, a
reverse-color image that may be easier to read.

http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=6356

http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=6357

I am particularly interested in the names shown for the child and her parents --
and of course anything else on the stone, since her father used different first
names throughout his lifetime.

Thanks in advance.

Judith Lipmanson


Viewmate: Russian to English Translation of Marriage Record #general

TE <tome1111@...>
 

Here's a marriage record >from the Bilgoraj/Josefow area (not sure of the exact
town, Bemora??). The document gives maiden names and is very clear to read. I
could use help translating. Specifically, I'd like more information on the groom,
but enjoy receiving any assistance.

http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=6333

Thank you in advance:

Tom Erribe
CA
Please send replies to: tome1111@...


Viewmate: Russian to English, Marriage Record #general

TE <tome1111@...>
 

Here's a marriage record >from the Bilgoraj/Josefow area (not sure of the exact
town, Bemora??). The document gives maiden names and is very clear to read. I
could use help translating. Specifically, I'd like more information on the groom,
but enjoy receiving any assistance.

http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=6333

Thank you in advance:

Tom Erribe
CA
Please send replies to: tome1111@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen ViewMate: Translation of Tombstone (from Hebrew) #general

Judith Lipmanson <lipmanson@...>
 

I'd appreciate any help on the translation of the back of the tombstone for an
aunt who died as a 9-yr old in 1917. The stone is very weathered and difficult to
discern. The following two pictures show a regular photo and the second, a
reverse-color image that may be easier to read.

http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=6356

http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=6357

I am particularly interested in the names shown for the child and her parents --
and of course anything else on the stone, since her father used different first
names throughout his lifetime.

Thanks in advance.

Judith Lipmanson


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Viewmate: Russian to English Translation of Marriage Record #general

TE <tome1111@...>
 

Here's a marriage record >from the Bilgoraj/Josefow area (not sure of the exact
town, Bemora??). The document gives maiden names and is very clear to read. I
could use help translating. Specifically, I'd like more information on the groom,
but enjoy receiving any assistance.

http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=6333

Thank you in advance:

Tom Erribe
CA
Please send replies to: tome1111@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Viewmate: Russian to English, Marriage Record #general

TE <tome1111@...>
 

Here's a marriage record >from the Bilgoraj/Josefow area (not sure of the exact
town, Bemora??). The document gives maiden names and is very clear to read. I
could use help translating. Specifically, I'd like more information on the groom,
but enjoy receiving any assistance.

http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=6333

Thank you in advance:

Tom Erribe
CA
Please send replies to: tome1111@...


Seeking Professional/Independant Researcher, Argentinian Records #general

sacredsisters3@aol.com <sacredsisters3@...>
 

Hello To All:

I am seeking someone who can help me get records >from argentina. I really have no
clue as to what channels I have to go through to get the information I am looking
for. I am trying to trace the migration of My grandfathers family, and hopefully
find some living decendants. I have two dates of burial for two possible siblings
of my grandfather and have no Idea how to obtain those records. If there is
someone who is based in argentina or knows what channels to go through that can
help me in my search, that would be greatly appreciated.

Money does not grow on trees, so if you get paid your fees by the hour I can't
afford you. I am glad to pay said costs for records if they are found. So, if this
is your passion or hobby and are willing to help me please e-mail me and I will be
glad to tell you what I am looking for.

Sarah Greenberg
sacredsisters3@...
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JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Seeking Professional/Independant Researcher, Argentinian Records #general

sacredsisters3@aol.com <sacredsisters3@...>
 

Hello To All:

I am seeking someone who can help me get records >from argentina. I really have no
clue as to what channels I have to go through to get the information I am looking
for. I am trying to trace the migration of My grandfathers family, and hopefully
find some living decendants. I have two dates of burial for two possible siblings
of my grandfather and have no Idea how to obtain those records. If there is
someone who is based in argentina or knows what channels to go through that can
help me in my search, that would be greatly appreciated.

Money does not grow on trees, so if you get paid your fees by the hour I can't
afford you. I am glad to pay said costs for records if they are found. So, if this
is your passion or hobby and are willing to help me please e-mail me and I will be
glad to tell you what I am looking for.

Sarah Greenberg
sacredsisters3@...
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Seeking: ROTHSCHILD/ROTSZYLD from Nowogrod #general

Alvin Saile
 

I know very little about my father's family and would like to find relatives.
His name was Nissen (Nathan) Yankel ROTHSCHILD, born in 1892 in Nowogrod as
stated on his birth certificate. His father was Wolf Baer (Berek) born about
1859 and died in 1892. It is possible my ggfather was Notek Mejierowicz
Rothschild. which I found in JRI-Poland with the name spelled ROTSZYLD.

My father went to live in Kolno as a child before coming to the US.
The records >from Kolno were destroyed by fire. His mother was Eni Liba
KOLINSKY >from Kovno. There seems to be no records that I can find and
no living relatives to ask. And would greatly appreciate any help.

Evelyn Saile
Gaithersburg, Md.
Researching: Rothschild/Rotszyld Nowogrod, Lomza, Philadelphia
Krekstein/Krickstein Grodno, Odessa, Warsaw
Kolinsky, Kovno/Philadelphia
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Seeking: Wolf and Elias COHEN, 1906, Brooklyn #general

HERMYN@...
 

In a 1906 document, Benjamin COHEN, 227 Cherry Street, N.Y., lists his brother,
Wolf at 97 Anne (?) St. and his brother, Elias, at 140 Ellery St., Brooklyn.
In a 1912 document, Benjamin was a member of The Prusener Benevolent Association,
Northeast Corner of Second Avenue and First St., N.Y.
I can't find any further information on Wolf and Elias COHEN >from that date on.
Benjamin died at the Jewish Consumtive Relief Society, Denver, Co. in 1914.
Any help will be greatly appreciated.
See you on July 10th!!
Thanks ahead of time,
Myndel Cohen
Hermyn@...
Denver, CO
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JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Seeking: ROTHSCHILD/ROTSZYLD from Nowogrod #general

Alvin Saile
 

I know very little about my father's family and would like to find relatives.
His name was Nissen (Nathan) Yankel ROTHSCHILD, born in 1892 in Nowogrod as
stated on his birth certificate. His father was Wolf Baer (Berek) born about
1859 and died in 1892. It is possible my ggfather was Notek Mejierowicz
Rothschild. which I found in JRI-Poland with the name spelled ROTSZYLD.

My father went to live in Kolno as a child before coming to the US.
The records >from Kolno were destroyed by fire. His mother was Eni Liba
KOLINSKY >from Kovno. There seems to be no records that I can find and
no living relatives to ask. And would greatly appreciate any help.

Evelyn Saile
Gaithersburg, Md.
Researching: Rothschild/Rotszyld Nowogrod, Lomza, Philadelphia
Krekstein/Krickstein Grodno, Odessa, Warsaw
Kolinsky, Kovno/Philadelphia
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JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Seeking: Wolf and Elias COHEN, 1906, Brooklyn #general

HERMYN@...
 

In a 1906 document, Benjamin COHEN, 227 Cherry Street, N.Y., lists his brother,
Wolf at 97 Anne (?) St. and his brother, Elias, at 140 Ellery St., Brooklyn.
In a 1912 document, Benjamin was a member of The Prusener Benevolent Association,
Northeast Corner of Second Avenue and First St., N.Y.
I can't find any further information on Wolf and Elias COHEN >from that date on.
Benjamin died at the Jewish Consumtive Relief Society, Denver, Co. in 1914.
Any help will be greatly appreciated.
See you on July 10th!!
Thanks ahead of time,
Myndel Cohen
Hermyn@...
Denver, CO
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Seeking: FINKELSTEIN of Washington DC #general

Paul Silverstone
 

Does anyone have any information about Isaac (Itzie) FINKELSTEIN who lived in
Washington DC. He would have been born during the 1870s or 1880s probably in
Shumsk or that area in Volhynia, son of Lazar. He had a brother in Minneapolis
named Peter (Pinya) and a sister Ethel BARTFIELD of Winnipeg.

Paul Silverstone
New York
Please reply to:
paulh@...
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JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Seeking: FINKELSTEIN of Washington DC #general

Paul Silverstone
 

Does anyone have any information about Isaac (Itzie) FINKELSTEIN who lived in
Washington DC. He would have been born during the 1870s or 1880s probably in
Shumsk or that area in Volhynia, son of Lazar. He had a brother in Minneapolis
named Peter (Pinya) and a sister Ethel BARTFIELD of Winnipeg.

Paul Silverstone
New York
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paulh@...
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Seeking: AMADU, Belgium #general

Sam Wolff <baalh@...>
 

I am trying to track down Robert AMADU (possibly AMADO), who was born in
Brussells, Belgium on April 22, 1913. Does anybody have experience in working with
this country? I have no idea if he is still alive or not- I met him once in the
early 1970's. An on-line search of the Belgium telephone book came up negative. If
anybody can locate him or his tomb, his wife and/or his children (if he had any),
or suggest to me how to do it, I would be grateful. I am seeking your basic
genealogical info: names and dates of parents, spouse, children. I believe his
father was Avram AMADU, born in Craiova, Romania, but this needs to be confirmed.
With thanks,
Sam WOLFF, Jerusalem (formerly Chicago)

researching HARAVON and AMADO, Craiova; WOLFF, Braila; LIGIER, Bulgaria; SACHS,
Prussia/Baltimore; SCHWEITZER, Russia/Chicago; FEIBEL, Germany; GOROVOY,
Belarus/Chicago; BASKIN, Pinsk/Chicago; ROJESKY, Ukraine/Minneapolis; GORDON,
Russia/Minnesota; KOSSOWER/KASSOWER/KAUFMAN and BERLEWI, Nowy Dwor, Poland/Chicago
and TUCHTEN, Bucharest/Chicago.
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Seeking: HARRISON #general

Angela Steele <angela.steele@...>
 

Dear Sirs

I am trying to trace my grandmother's father. My grandmother lived in
Walthamstow, East London and was born in 1888. Her birth certificate shows her
father as William Henry HARRISON, Woollen Traveller. Her mother Edith Mary
Harrison later described herself as a widow. There is no record at the Public
Records Office of their marriage and they may not have been married but I do
believe there is a chance that he was jewish. Are there any jewish records that I
can search that might prove a marriage or even the existence of William Henry
Harrison in Walthamstow at that time. I would be grateful for any advice you
might give me.

Yours sincerely
Angela Steele
angela.steele@...
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