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Roman VISHNIAC, Eastern European photographs on line... #general

suzanne s waxman <sswnola@...>
 

There is a free datatbase that has been put on line as a joint project
by the Eastman House (Rochester, NY) and International Center of
Photography (NYC) of famous photographers. http://photomuse.org It is
still in the testing stage. The article was in The New York Times, 20
July 2005. http://www.nytimes.com/2005/07/20/arts/design/20east.html

There are over 400 photographs by Roman Vishniac, better than half
taken in Eastern Europe starting about 1933. Some of the other
photographers on the site are Alfred Stieglitz, Gordon Parks, and Robert
Capa.

Suzanne S. Waxman
Santa Rosa, CA

Researching:
DAYEN, DAJEN, DOJEN, ROSEMAN, ROSEMANN---Brest, Brest-Litovski, Belarus
DAYEN, DAJEN, DOJEN--- Kovel, Ukraine
WAKSMAN, WAXMAN---Ozarow, Poland
HIRSCHHORN, MARGULIES, GRAU, FRANKEL---Skalat


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Roman VISHNIAC, Eastern European photographs on line... #general

suzanne s waxman <sswnola@...>
 

There is a free datatbase that has been put on line as a joint project
by the Eastman House (Rochester, NY) and International Center of
Photography (NYC) of famous photographers. http://photomuse.org It is
still in the testing stage. The article was in The New York Times, 20
July 2005. http://www.nytimes.com/2005/07/20/arts/design/20east.html

There are over 400 photographs by Roman Vishniac, better than half
taken in Eastern Europe starting about 1933. Some of the other
photographers on the site are Alfred Stieglitz, Gordon Parks, and Robert
Capa.

Suzanne S. Waxman
Santa Rosa, CA

Researching:
DAYEN, DAJEN, DOJEN, ROSEMAN, ROSEMANN---Brest, Brest-Litovski, Belarus
DAYEN, DAJEN, DOJEN--- Kovel, Ukraine
WAKSMAN, WAXMAN---Ozarow, Poland
HIRSCHHORN, MARGULIES, GRAU, FRANKEL---Skalat


Cemeteries in Safov (Czech) and Sepolno Krajenski (Poland) #general

Hank Mishkoff
 

I recently received an email >from a someone named Carel Nederlof who lives in the
Netherlands. Carel had stumbled across the website I maintain in my role as
coordinator of a project to restore the Jewish cemetery in Przerosl, Poland, and
sent me this note, which I thought might be of interest to some of you who follow
this discussion group. (I'm posting it with Carel's permission.) The rest of this
posting is Carel's note to me.

* * * * *

Looking for some info about Augustow I found your pages. During our holiday stay
in Poland 1998 in the town of Sepolno Krajenski we discovered close to the lake
an almost complete destroyed Jewish cemetery. Asking the people there about the
history of that graveyards, standing on the graves, they denied the existence of
it!

The same about our stay in Czech Republic. Close to Novy Petrin and Safov we found
a large Jewish cemetery. About all stones are broken or at least damaged. The
youngest date we noted was 1932. Here the same ignorance of the cemetery. During
interviews in the pre-socialistic countries, we often discover a sort of
irritation by the residents.

All pictures in my possession about that events are analog. So I'm not able to
enclose. As I have the films, I am willing to let make digital.

Carel L. Nederlof
carelpen@xs4all.nl


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Cemeteries in Safov (Czech) and Sepolno Krajenski (Poland) #general

Hank Mishkoff
 

I recently received an email >from a someone named Carel Nederlof who lives in the
Netherlands. Carel had stumbled across the website I maintain in my role as
coordinator of a project to restore the Jewish cemetery in Przerosl, Poland, and
sent me this note, which I thought might be of interest to some of you who follow
this discussion group. (I'm posting it with Carel's permission.) The rest of this
posting is Carel's note to me.

* * * * *

Looking for some info about Augustow I found your pages. During our holiday stay
in Poland 1998 in the town of Sepolno Krajenski we discovered close to the lake
an almost complete destroyed Jewish cemetery. Asking the people there about the
history of that graveyards, standing on the graves, they denied the existence of
it!

The same about our stay in Czech Republic. Close to Novy Petrin and Safov we found
a large Jewish cemetery. About all stones are broken or at least damaged. The
youngest date we noted was 1932. Here the same ignorance of the cemetery. During
interviews in the pre-socialistic countries, we often discover a sort of
irritation by the residents.

All pictures in my possession about that events are analog. So I'm not able to
enclose. As I have the films, I am willing to let make digital.

Carel L. Nederlof
carelpen@xs4all.nl


Original (typewritten) Schindler's List online #general

Adelle Gloger
 

Dear Genners,

As usual, looking for one thing, I fell upon another. This may interest
some, and not others. However, I found the original, typed list (Schindler's
List) online scanned in PDF format -- 19 pages. There are over 1,200 names.

The colums list Nationality, Name (last, first), date of birth and "Beruf",
which I think may be the job they were assigned.

I had always been under the impression that all on the list were Polish.
However, several countries were represented.

The web address is: http://www.schindlerslist.com/main_loader.html

Click on "Remembrance" and select The List. The link for the PDF list is at
the bottom of the page that will eventually come up. There is an explaination
of how the list was discovered. In the upper right-hand corner of the
opening page is a musical symbol for the background music.

The names are *not* in alphabetical order, so it's possible that you might
have to look at all 19 pages. I did not find any names that I could connect
to, but perhaps some of you will.

Adelle Weintraub Gloger
Cleveland, Ohio
agloger@aol.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Original (typewritten) Schindler's List online #general

Adelle Gloger
 

Dear Genners,

As usual, looking for one thing, I fell upon another. This may interest
some, and not others. However, I found the original, typed list (Schindler's
List) online scanned in PDF format -- 19 pages. There are over 1,200 names.

The colums list Nationality, Name (last, first), date of birth and "Beruf",
which I think may be the job they were assigned.

I had always been under the impression that all on the list were Polish.
However, several countries were represented.

The web address is: http://www.schindlerslist.com/main_loader.html

Click on "Remembrance" and select The List. The link for the PDF list is at
the bottom of the page that will eventually come up. There is an explaination
of how the list was discovered. In the upper right-hand corner of the
opening page is a musical symbol for the background music.

The names are *not* in alphabetical order, so it's possible that you might
have to look at all 19 pages. I did not find any names that I could connect
to, but perhaps some of you will.

Adelle Weintraub Gloger
Cleveland, Ohio
agloger@aol.com


World War II ("Old Timers") draft cards for NYC microfilmed by Family #general

Renee Steinig <rsteinig@...>
 

Checking the Discussion Group Archives, I see that there's been very little
conversation here about the World War II draft registration cards.

Commonly known as the "Old Timers' Draft," the Fourth Draft Registration
covered men born between April 28, 1877 and Feb. 16, 1897 -- men who were
between 45 and 65 in April 1942, when the registration was held. Citizens
and aliens alike were required to register, including men who had served in
prior wars. Each registrant was asked his full name, residence, mailing
address and telephone number, birth date, birth place, age, name of employer
and place of employment, name and address of a person who would always know
his address, and physical description. In many cases, a town of birth is
included.

Note that the government had no intention of drafting these middle-aged men
for active military service. The registration was held to document their
occupational skills for possible use in the war effort.

Over 900,000 cards for the five boroughs of New York, as well as cards for
New Jersey and Puerto Rico, are housed at the National Archives-Northeast
Region, 201 Varick Street, Manhattan
(www.archives.gov/northeast/nyc/new_york.html). They were originally
organized by draft board, making access difficult, but were alphabetized
about three years ago by volunteers >from Long Island's Italian Genealogical
Group and other local organizations. The NYC cards are alphabetical within
each borough; the NJ cards are organized by county.

More recent news about the cards held at Varick Street is that they have
been microfilmed by the Family History Library in Utah and are now available
through Family History Centers. For film numbers of the NYC cards, search
for the keywords ** Selective Service New York ** in the library catalog,
www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library/FHLC/frameset_fhlc.asp . At this time only
the microfilms for Manhattan (118 rolls), Brooklyn (119 rolls) and Queens
(63 rolls) appear to be listed in the library catalog, but according to
"informed sources," the Bronx (30 rolls), and Staten Island (9 rolls) have
also been filmed.

In the past, the National Archives on Varick Street responded to mail
requests for searches of Fourth Registration draft cards (up to three names
at one time for $10). I've tried to find out >from NARA whether this service
is still available but haven't received an answer to my email. I also don't
know whether NARA staffers will still bring out the boxed cards for
researchers' use or if we're now expected to use the microfilm. Maybe
someone who has been at NARA NY recently can shed light.

For other localties, "Old Timers'" registration cards may be at one of the
12 other National Archives branches around the country
(www.archives.gov/facilities/index.html) and some have been filmed by the
Family History Library. Substitute other place names for New York in your
keyword search of the FHL catalog for additional results, including records
for many New Jersey counties.

According to Leslie Corn's excellent article, "World War II Fourth
Registration Draft Cards: A Newly-Released 20th-Century Resource for
19th-Century Research," originally published in the Winter 2002 newsletter
of the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, registration cards
for many cities and towns, including the rest of New York State, are still
with the Selective Service in Washington (www.sss.gov/records.htm). To see
that article and others on the subject, search Google.com for the words **
World War II draft cards **.

Renee

Renee Stern Steinig
Dix Hills (Long Island), New York
RSteinig@suffolk.lib.ny.us


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen World War II ("Old Timers") draft cards for NYC microfilmed by Family #general

Renee Steinig <rsteinig@...>
 

Checking the Discussion Group Archives, I see that there's been very little
conversation here about the World War II draft registration cards.

Commonly known as the "Old Timers' Draft," the Fourth Draft Registration
covered men born between April 28, 1877 and Feb. 16, 1897 -- men who were
between 45 and 65 in April 1942, when the registration was held. Citizens
and aliens alike were required to register, including men who had served in
prior wars. Each registrant was asked his full name, residence, mailing
address and telephone number, birth date, birth place, age, name of employer
and place of employment, name and address of a person who would always know
his address, and physical description. In many cases, a town of birth is
included.

Note that the government had no intention of drafting these middle-aged men
for active military service. The registration was held to document their
occupational skills for possible use in the war effort.

Over 900,000 cards for the five boroughs of New York, as well as cards for
New Jersey and Puerto Rico, are housed at the National Archives-Northeast
Region, 201 Varick Street, Manhattan
(www.archives.gov/northeast/nyc/new_york.html). They were originally
organized by draft board, making access difficult, but were alphabetized
about three years ago by volunteers >from Long Island's Italian Genealogical
Group and other local organizations. The NYC cards are alphabetical within
each borough; the NJ cards are organized by county.

More recent news about the cards held at Varick Street is that they have
been microfilmed by the Family History Library in Utah and are now available
through Family History Centers. For film numbers of the NYC cards, search
for the keywords ** Selective Service New York ** in the library catalog,
www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library/FHLC/frameset_fhlc.asp . At this time only
the microfilms for Manhattan (118 rolls), Brooklyn (119 rolls) and Queens
(63 rolls) appear to be listed in the library catalog, but according to
"informed sources," the Bronx (30 rolls), and Staten Island (9 rolls) have
also been filmed.

In the past, the National Archives on Varick Street responded to mail
requests for searches of Fourth Registration draft cards (up to three names
at one time for $10). I've tried to find out >from NARA whether this service
is still available but haven't received an answer to my email. I also don't
know whether NARA staffers will still bring out the boxed cards for
researchers' use or if we're now expected to use the microfilm. Maybe
someone who has been at NARA NY recently can shed light.

For other localties, "Old Timers'" registration cards may be at one of the
12 other National Archives branches around the country
(www.archives.gov/facilities/index.html) and some have been filmed by the
Family History Library. Substitute other place names for New York in your
keyword search of the FHL catalog for additional results, including records
for many New Jersey counties.

According to Leslie Corn's excellent article, "World War II Fourth
Registration Draft Cards: A Newly-Released 20th-Century Resource for
19th-Century Research," originally published in the Winter 2002 newsletter
of the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, registration cards
for many cities and towns, including the rest of New York State, are still
with the Selective Service in Washington (www.sss.gov/records.htm). To see
that article and others on the subject, search Google.com for the words **
World War II draft cards **.

Renee

Renee Stern Steinig
Dix Hills (Long Island), New York
RSteinig@suffolk.lib.ny.us


Looking For A Researcher in Poland #general

Rss1130@...
 

Hi Genners:
Has anyone had any experience with a researcher in Poland.

thanks Richard Florman Siegel

_rss1130@aol.com_
(mailto:rss1130@aol.com)

MODERATOR NOTE: JewishGen's policy is that researchers
may not be recommended by name, and that any information
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JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Looking For A Researcher in Poland #general

Rss1130@...
 

Hi Genners:
Has anyone had any experience with a researcher in Poland.

thanks Richard Florman Siegel

_rss1130@aol.com_
(mailto:rss1130@aol.com)

MODERATOR NOTE: JewishGen's policy is that researchers
may not be recommended by name, and that any information
regarding researchers should be sent privately.


Viewmate # 6536: Need help with short Hebrew translation #general

Roy Ogus
 

I would appreciate any help to translate a short extract in Hebrew >from an
old Russian/Hebrew prayer book. The image of the Hebrew excerpt can be
found at:

http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=6536

This image is the Hebrew counterpart of the Russian image at VM 6515.

Please respond privately.

Thanks for any help,

Roy Ogus
Palo Alto, California, USA
r_ogus@hotmail.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Viewmate # 6536: Need help with short Hebrew translation #general

Roy Ogus
 

I would appreciate any help to translate a short extract in Hebrew >from an
old Russian/Hebrew prayer book. The image of the Hebrew excerpt can be
found at:

http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=6536

This image is the Hebrew counterpart of the Russian image at VM 6515.

Please respond privately.

Thanks for any help,

Roy Ogus
Palo Alto, California, USA
r_ogus@hotmail.com


Re: Proof of Inheritance #general

Lisa Lepore <llepore@...>
 

Hi Steve -

I think you should look for their probate files,
and possibly that of your wife's father. You
can find information on how to order them at
this website
https://www.myfloridacounty.com/ and click on
the link for "Order Official Records"

If their county is included there, you might be
able to order the documents on line.

The Social Security administration
might be able to help you if they have any
documents showing there were no children, but
I don't think they keep the records longer than
5 years after a person dies.

Maybe they would accept something like
an affidavit >from their Rabbi if the belonged
to the same synagogue for a number of years?
Their lawyer?

Lisa

----- Original Message -----
From: "Steve Orlen" <sorlen@email.arizona.edu>
Dear Cousins,

My wife has received notice >from the German government that she in line for
some sort of money because her grandfather lived in Germany (before the
war). They asked for proof of inheritance, something indicating that she is
a sole survivor in her grandfather's line. Her uncle and his wife died in
Florida, childless. She has no siblings. Her father is dead.

On what sort of document would I find that her uncle and aunt had no children?

Best, Steve Orlen


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Proof of Inheritance #general

Lisa Lepore <llepore@...>
 

Hi Steve -

I think you should look for their probate files,
and possibly that of your wife's father. You
can find information on how to order them at
this website
https://www.myfloridacounty.com/ and click on
the link for "Order Official Records"

If their county is included there, you might be
able to order the documents on line.

The Social Security administration
might be able to help you if they have any
documents showing there were no children, but
I don't think they keep the records longer than
5 years after a person dies.

Maybe they would accept something like
an affidavit >from their Rabbi if the belonged
to the same synagogue for a number of years?
Their lawyer?

Lisa

----- Original Message -----
From: "Steve Orlen" <sorlen@email.arizona.edu>
Dear Cousins,

My wife has received notice >from the German government that she in line for
some sort of money because her grandfather lived in Germany (before the
war). They asked for proof of inheritance, something indicating that she is
a sole survivor in her grandfather's line. Her uncle and his wife died in
Florida, childless. She has no siblings. Her father is dead.

On what sort of document would I find that her uncle and aunt had no children?

Best, Steve Orlen


lithuania info #lithuania

Howard Margol
 

The information you mention is >from tax and voter lists. Unfortunately,
that is the only information recorded on the tax and voter lists. KRA
denotes the original record is in the Kaunas Regional Archive. Using the
records >from KRA/I-49/1?17526 as a base, the archives may be able to find
a revision list for that same individual. Revision lists contain far more
information.

See the FAQ's linked >from the LitvakSIG homepage at
http://www.jewishgen.org/litvak/faqs.htm
for instructions on contacting the archives.

Howard Margol
homargol@aol.com

<<From: "ben.forman" <ben.forman@btconnect.com>
Thanks to those of you who responded to my email below who
have informed me of the common relationship between the
name Elihaya and Eliash, what I would like know is would
the record associated with KRA/I-49/1/17526 have any
further information on it other than that given in the
results table >from the tax and voter list e.g. the names
of the other male and 3 females who are also referenced.
If there is further information available who can I
contact to get it?>>


Elias(h)/Eliyahu connection #lithuania

Eric Smith
 

Ben Forman queried the connection between Eliash and Elihaya
My late GM was Samuel Aaron Claff and his father was known as Rev Elias
Claff >from Shavli

His Hebrew name was Eliyahu as my brother was named after him
Hope this helps

Eric Smith

Researching CLAFF (Siauliai/Shavl, Lithuania)
SHMARIS (Skoudos, Lithuania)
ABELOVITCH (Russia)
BLUMENTHAL (Frankfurt-am-Main)


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania lithuania info #lithuania

Howard Margol
 

The information you mention is >from tax and voter lists. Unfortunately,
that is the only information recorded on the tax and voter lists. KRA
denotes the original record is in the Kaunas Regional Archive. Using the
records >from KRA/I-49/1?17526 as a base, the archives may be able to find
a revision list for that same individual. Revision lists contain far more
information.

See the FAQ's linked >from the LitvakSIG homepage at
http://www.jewishgen.org/litvak/faqs.htm
for instructions on contacting the archives.

Howard Margol
homargol@aol.com

<<From: "ben.forman" <ben.forman@btconnect.com>
Thanks to those of you who responded to my email below who
have informed me of the common relationship between the
name Elihaya and Eliash, what I would like know is would
the record associated with KRA/I-49/1/17526 have any
further information on it other than that given in the
results table >from the tax and voter list e.g. the names
of the other male and 3 females who are also referenced.
If there is further information available who can I
contact to get it?>>


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Elias(h)/Eliyahu connection #lithuania

Eric Smith
 

Ben Forman queried the connection between Eliash and Elihaya
My late GM was Samuel Aaron Claff and his father was known as Rev Elias
Claff >from Shavli

His Hebrew name was Eliyahu as my brother was named after him
Hope this helps

Eric Smith

Researching CLAFF (Siauliai/Shavl, Lithuania)
SHMARIS (Skoudos, Lithuania)
ABELOVITCH (Russia)
BLUMENTHAL (Frankfurt-am-Main)


Polish translation request(2) #poland

Marc D. Machtinger <marc@...>
 

Dear fellow researchers:

I would greatly appreciate any assistance in translating the following
document posted on ViewMate (VM6534). The direct link to the document
is:
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=6534

In accordance with our list guidelines, kindly reply to me directly at
marc@patentstation.com rather than to the list.

Here is what I know which might be helpful: I believe it is an 1853
Ciechanow death record for, according to the JRI-Poland index, Abram
BUCH.

In the index, the father is indicated as "Nuchim." Unfortunately,
the quality is not great, but I think it may be legible if you can read
the script. If I am right, I believe this is another ggg-grandfather of
mine. I would like to confirm if it mentions a wife "Dwojra," or if it
mentions any of his children. If so, I will be very interested to learn
anything else >from the document, like the name of Abram's mother or any
other information.

I thank anyone who attempts to assist me.

Marc D. Machtinger, Buffalo Grove, Illinois, U.S.A.
Email: marc@patentstation.com


JRI Poland #Poland Polish translation request(2) #poland

Marc D. Machtinger <marc@...>
 

Dear fellow researchers:

I would greatly appreciate any assistance in translating the following
document posted on ViewMate (VM6534). The direct link to the document
is:
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=6534

In accordance with our list guidelines, kindly reply to me directly at
marc@patentstation.com rather than to the list.

Here is what I know which might be helpful: I believe it is an 1853
Ciechanow death record for, according to the JRI-Poland index, Abram
BUCH.

In the index, the father is indicated as "Nuchim." Unfortunately,
the quality is not great, but I think it may be legible if you can read
the script. If I am right, I believe this is another ggg-grandfather of
mine. I would like to confirm if it mentions a wife "Dwojra," or if it
mentions any of his children. If so, I will be very interested to learn
anything else >from the document, like the name of Abram's mother or any
other information.

I thank anyone who attempts to assist me.

Marc D. Machtinger, Buffalo Grove, Illinois, U.S.A.
Email: marc@patentstation.com