Date   

FOUND: G-Grandmother = Mrs. Adolph KWASNY #poland

Nancy Ring Kendrick <ringgenealogy@...>
 

Since 1998, I have been searching for my great-grandmother. We had several
surnames to choose from, as we believed she married at least once after the
death of her husband Herman RING in Bielsko-Biala in the 1880s.

After due diligence, and using a keyword search by street name on a well
known subscription site I finally found g-grandmother KWASNY today. Mrs.
Adolph KWASNY is listed in the Connecticut City directories in a house on
Pine Street in Fairfield. This 1899 record matches another for 1899 where
Clementina and Leopold RING (her children with Herman) are listed together,
with Clementina being removed to Bridgeport.

Locating this record finally answers the "K" surname question that many of
you have tried to assist me with. The K surname on my grandfather's 1893
Fairfied, CT birth record is KWASNY. His father was Adolph KWASNY. My
grandmother was married to a RING and then married Adolph KWASNY. My
grandmother was Helena BLOCH-RING-KWASNY!

My sincere thanks to everyone on this list who assisted me to this point.
Now the question is, why isn't my grandfather living with my great-
grandmother in 1899 when he was six yoa? Why isn't he living with the other
two half siblings in 1899? And, where is Mrs. Adoph KWASNY's other son,
John? Ah, research! One find leads to hundreds of questions! But isn't
it grand?

FINALLY a break through after 6 years of not finding anything on her!

Regards,
Nancy RING (KWASNY) KENDRICK=
Port Orange, FL
Searching BLOCH, KWASNY, and RING >from the following areas: Bielsko-Biala
/ Bystra / Kenty / Nowy Sacz / Tarnow / Fairfield, CT and Pittsburgh, PA.


JRI Poland #Poland FOUND: G-Grandmother = Mrs. Adolph KWASNY #poland

Nancy Ring Kendrick <ringgenealogy@...>
 

Since 1998, I have been searching for my great-grandmother. We had several
surnames to choose from, as we believed she married at least once after the
death of her husband Herman RING in Bielsko-Biala in the 1880s.

After due diligence, and using a keyword search by street name on a well
known subscription site I finally found g-grandmother KWASNY today. Mrs.
Adolph KWASNY is listed in the Connecticut City directories in a house on
Pine Street in Fairfield. This 1899 record matches another for 1899 where
Clementina and Leopold RING (her children with Herman) are listed together,
with Clementina being removed to Bridgeport.

Locating this record finally answers the "K" surname question that many of
you have tried to assist me with. The K surname on my grandfather's 1893
Fairfied, CT birth record is KWASNY. His father was Adolph KWASNY. My
grandmother was married to a RING and then married Adolph KWASNY. My
grandmother was Helena BLOCH-RING-KWASNY!

My sincere thanks to everyone on this list who assisted me to this point.
Now the question is, why isn't my grandfather living with my great-
grandmother in 1899 when he was six yoa? Why isn't he living with the other
two half siblings in 1899? And, where is Mrs. Adoph KWASNY's other son,
John? Ah, research! One find leads to hundreds of questions! But isn't
it grand?

FINALLY a break through after 6 years of not finding anything on her!

Regards,
Nancy RING (KWASNY) KENDRICK=
Port Orange, FL
Searching BLOCH, KWASNY, and RING >from the following areas: Bielsko-Biala
/ Bystra / Kenty / Nowy Sacz / Tarnow / Fairfield, CT and Pittsburgh, PA.


Sanok,Austria #poland

Pgfollmer@...
 

I have a great uncle who was born in Sanok, Austria. It is now part of
Poland. Does anyone know where this is located? Researching the name
Stabryla.

Thans Peggy


JRI Poland #Poland Sanok,Austria #poland

Pgfollmer@...
 

I have a great uncle who was born in Sanok, Austria. It is now part of
Poland. Does anyone know where this is located? Researching the name
Stabryla.

Thans Peggy


AGAD Project -- New Registers Available for Indexing #poland

Mark Halpern
 

Researchers of towns in eastern Galicia (Ukraine today) will be very
pleased with the news of the day. Recently, many Jewish vital record
registers were transferred >from the Warsaw USC (Civil records office) to
the AGAD Archive in Warsaw and are now available for indexing. These
registers are for 41 towns currently part of the AGAD project and one
new town, where no previous records are available.

This new town is Bolszowce, now Bolshovtsy, at coordinates 4911, 2445
SE of Bursztyn and north of Stanislawow. The Bolszowce register contains
1901-1905 births and the estimated cost of indexing is $176. Please see
the last few paragraphs of this message for instructions on how to
contribute to this project.

There is more good news. As a result of previous rounds of fundraising,
the following towns are fully funded and the new registers will soon be
indexed.

Borszczow 1900-05 M
Boryslaw 1904-05 BMD
Drohobycz 1904-05 BMD
Jaryczow Nowy 1904-05 D
Kozlow 1896-1904 D
Mikulince 1903-04 D
Nawaria 1904-05 B, 1905 M
Podhajce 1905 B, 1904-05 D
Rawa Ruska 1900-04 D
Sambor 1904-05 B, 1898-1905 M
Skalat 1902-05 B
Stanislawow 1903-04 B
Szczerzec 1904 B, 1905 D
Winniki 1904 B, 1904-05 M
Zbaraz 1904-05 B

We need your help to complete the indexing of even more records.
Fundraising for the following towns and newly available registers has
commenced. Indexing of these registers will proceed as they become fully
funded. The sooner your town is fully funded, the faster your town's
registers will be indexed.

Years of Records Funding Needed
~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Bialy Kamien 1893-1903 B $63
Bolechow 1898-1904 D $191
Brzezany 1903-05 B, 1900-04 D $284
Bursztyn 1894-1904 B $366
Gliniany 1893-1904 B $493
Gologory 1898-1905 B $106
Grodek Jag. 1890-1904 D $532
Horodenka 1899-1904 B, 1895-1905 M $670
Kolomyja 1904-05 BMD $219
Komarno 1877-1904 M, 1905 D $271
Kopyczynce 1901-05 B $186
Mosty Wielkie 1892-1905 D $500
Rohatyn 1898-1905 B $419
Skole 1904-05 BD $169
Sokal 1904-05 BMD $396
Stryj 1904-05 BMD $356
Tarnopol 1904-05 BMD $475
Zborow 1886-1905 D $318
Zloczow 1901-04 B $444
Zydaczow 1898-1905 B $91

If you are interested in the Galician towns of Jaworow, Kosow, Lwow,
Tartakow, Zniesienie, and Zolkiew, please stay tuned to this forum for
a message about the projects to index these records.

If you are interested in seeing any of these AGAD town registers indexed
and the resultant indices added to the database, please give generously
to your town's project. Instructions on how to contribute can be found
at http://www.jri-poland.org/visa.htm. Please just identify that you
contribution is for the AGAD-"your town" project.

If you have any questions, please contact me privately at
mark@halpern.com.

Mark Halpern
AGAD Archive Coordinator


JRI Poland #Poland AGAD Project -- New Registers Available for Indexing #poland

Mark Halpern
 

Researchers of towns in eastern Galicia (Ukraine today) will be very
pleased with the news of the day. Recently, many Jewish vital record
registers were transferred >from the Warsaw USC (Civil records office) to
the AGAD Archive in Warsaw and are now available for indexing. These
registers are for 41 towns currently part of the AGAD project and one
new town, where no previous records are available.

This new town is Bolszowce, now Bolshovtsy, at coordinates 4911, 2445
SE of Bursztyn and north of Stanislawow. The Bolszowce register contains
1901-1905 births and the estimated cost of indexing is $176. Please see
the last few paragraphs of this message for instructions on how to
contribute to this project.

There is more good news. As a result of previous rounds of fundraising,
the following towns are fully funded and the new registers will soon be
indexed.

Borszczow 1900-05 M
Boryslaw 1904-05 BMD
Drohobycz 1904-05 BMD
Jaryczow Nowy 1904-05 D
Kozlow 1896-1904 D
Mikulince 1903-04 D
Nawaria 1904-05 B, 1905 M
Podhajce 1905 B, 1904-05 D
Rawa Ruska 1900-04 D
Sambor 1904-05 B, 1898-1905 M
Skalat 1902-05 B
Stanislawow 1903-04 B
Szczerzec 1904 B, 1905 D
Winniki 1904 B, 1904-05 M
Zbaraz 1904-05 B

We need your help to complete the indexing of even more records.
Fundraising for the following towns and newly available registers has
commenced. Indexing of these registers will proceed as they become fully
funded. The sooner your town is fully funded, the faster your town's
registers will be indexed.

Years of Records Funding Needed
~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Bialy Kamien 1893-1903 B $63
Bolechow 1898-1904 D $191
Brzezany 1903-05 B, 1900-04 D $284
Bursztyn 1894-1904 B $366
Gliniany 1893-1904 B $493
Gologory 1898-1905 B $106
Grodek Jag. 1890-1904 D $532
Horodenka 1899-1904 B, 1895-1905 M $670
Kolomyja 1904-05 BMD $219
Komarno 1877-1904 M, 1905 D $271
Kopyczynce 1901-05 B $186
Mosty Wielkie 1892-1905 D $500
Rohatyn 1898-1905 B $419
Skole 1904-05 BD $169
Sokal 1904-05 BMD $396
Stryj 1904-05 BMD $356
Tarnopol 1904-05 BMD $475
Zborow 1886-1905 D $318
Zloczow 1901-04 B $444
Zydaczow 1898-1905 B $91

If you are interested in the Galician towns of Jaworow, Kosow, Lwow,
Tartakow, Zniesienie, and Zolkiew, please stay tuned to this forum for
a message about the projects to index these records.

If you are interested in seeing any of these AGAD town registers indexed
and the resultant indices added to the database, please give generously
to your town's project. Instructions on how to contribute can be found
at http://www.jri-poland.org/visa.htm. Please just identify that you
contribution is for the AGAD-"your town" project.

If you have any questions, please contact me privately at
mark@halpern.com.

Mark Halpern
AGAD Archive Coordinator


Website of interest #lithuania

Howard Margol
 

The following website, www.pusalotas.org has been greatly updated.
Additional pictures, records, and other material have been added.

Howard Margol
homargol@aol.com


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Website of interest #lithuania

Howard Margol
 

The following website, www.pusalotas.org has been greatly updated.
Additional pictures, records, and other material have been added.

Howard Margol
homargol@aol.com


Ellis GINSBURG, Laurel, Ms. #general

ellie2@...
 

Hello All,

I was reading my favorite collector's newletter, when I came across
an interesting "found" item. The items were found when a relative
went to clean out their deceased Aunt's (name unknown) house.

The found item includes personal papers for an Ellis GINSBURG family
from Laurel, Ms. They apparently owned a fancy dress shop there. The
son's name (whom they believe died) was Henry Martin Ginsburg and
they believe some of the papers might be related to his Bar Mitzvah.
There is also a recording of some Hebrew singing (related to the Bar
Mitzvah?).

The finder would like to pass the items on to a relative or friend of
the family. I'll gladly provide further info to anyone who thinks
they might be connected.

Ellen Lee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Ellis GINSBURG, Laurel, Ms. #general

ellie2@...
 

Hello All,

I was reading my favorite collector's newletter, when I came across
an interesting "found" item. The items were found when a relative
went to clean out their deceased Aunt's (name unknown) house.

The found item includes personal papers for an Ellis GINSBURG family
from Laurel, Ms. They apparently owned a fancy dress shop there. The
son's name (whom they believe died) was Henry Martin Ginsburg and
they believe some of the papers might be related to his Bar Mitzvah.
There is also a recording of some Hebrew singing (related to the Bar
Mitzvah?).

The finder would like to pass the items on to a relative or friend of
the family. I'll gladly provide further info to anyone who thinks
they might be connected.

Ellen Lee


Window cleaners #general

Neiel and Joan Baronberg <njbaron@...>
 

Several of us researching family in Suchostaw (4908/2552), Galicia have
found an interesting phenomenon. When our male ancestors arrived in NY in
the early 1900s, they became "window washers." Indeed, several of us have
heard family stories that our ancestors started window washing companies and
would give the new greenhorn boys an instant job when they arrived.
Schelly Talalay Dardashti remembers that when her grandfather was asked
about the business and why window cleaning/building maintenance was
successful, he would say that when times are good, businesses want things
sparkling clean, and even more important when times are bad. Even if your
business is hurting, or especially (as he always emphasized it), when there
are problems, you always want your offices/store etc to look like it's
making millions. The Fink Brothers business headquarters were at 1407
Broadway in NYC.
Another fellow SRRGer (see
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/Suchostaw/SRRGhome.html) in Curacao
tells of a window cleaning business started in Chicago, by a Chorostkov
{4914/2555) boy, which became the largest window washing business in
Chicago. This was probably affiliated with the NY company. And another
Suchoastaw-ian, >from Uruguay, remembers that his father's good friend in the
U.S. (who was also >from Suchostaw) was the director of "Window Cleaners."
Last names that we have as associated with window cleaning businesses
include: Fink, Altneu/Altman, Frankel, Balaban, and Horowitz.

Do any other of you Genners have stories about window cleaning?

Joan Baronberg, Denver, CO
FRIEDMAN, MESTER, WEISSER
Suchostaw, Slobodka bei Strusov, Ukraine


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Window cleaners #general

Neiel and Joan Baronberg <njbaron@...>
 

Several of us researching family in Suchostaw (4908/2552), Galicia have
found an interesting phenomenon. When our male ancestors arrived in NY in
the early 1900s, they became "window washers." Indeed, several of us have
heard family stories that our ancestors started window washing companies and
would give the new greenhorn boys an instant job when they arrived.
Schelly Talalay Dardashti remembers that when her grandfather was asked
about the business and why window cleaning/building maintenance was
successful, he would say that when times are good, businesses want things
sparkling clean, and even more important when times are bad. Even if your
business is hurting, or especially (as he always emphasized it), when there
are problems, you always want your offices/store etc to look like it's
making millions. The Fink Brothers business headquarters were at 1407
Broadway in NYC.
Another fellow SRRGer (see
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/Suchostaw/SRRGhome.html) in Curacao
tells of a window cleaning business started in Chicago, by a Chorostkov
{4914/2555) boy, which became the largest window washing business in
Chicago. This was probably affiliated with the NY company. And another
Suchoastaw-ian, >from Uruguay, remembers that his father's good friend in the
U.S. (who was also >from Suchostaw) was the director of "Window Cleaners."
Last names that we have as associated with window cleaning businesses
include: Fink, Altneu/Altman, Frankel, Balaban, and Horowitz.

Do any other of you Genners have stories about window cleaning?

Joan Baronberg, Denver, CO
FRIEDMAN, MESTER, WEISSER
Suchostaw, Slobodka bei Strusov, Ukraine


Re: LISMAN / Lodz / Poland #general

Ken <yellow@...>
 

Dear Tahsin

I can't help you with suggestions on how to get the documents you desire but
I do have one suggestion to make.

It would be a tragedy if you grandmother dies or becomes mentally
incapacitated before telling her whole story!

I can understand and respect that she has her reasons for not wishing to
tell the family the details 'yet' but time may run out.

If her reluctance to tell is based on a reluctance to have the family know
the details while she is still alive then try to persuade her to write the
story herself, if she is capable, or get her to dictate to a third-party and
have someone like a lawyer hold the documents for safe keeping, to be
available for reading after her death.

Ideally, one would like to have the information available before she dies so
that she can answer the questions that will undoubtedly come to mind once
some information is known, but if that can't happen then so be it.

Ken Lipworth

"Tahsin ozerden" <tahsinozerden@hotmail.com> wrote

Dear All,
We have newly learned that my grandmum is a Polish Jew,

She has been hiding it for nearly 65years, My GrandMum is alive at the
age of 86 , she really have great information but not willing to tell yet,

She was born in 1920 Lodz (9 June) Father name Idel , Mother Name Chawa ,

Fathers Surname also her virgin surname LISMAN, Mothers virgin surname
GOLDKLEER, Nationality Polish ,
They had moved to Belgium in 4 year time following her birth before WWII
Her name which we learned is Chaja Pesa Lisman,

Dear all, could you give us some advise, where we can obtain her birth
certificates or is it possible to reach the documents in Poland , or find
some relatives on board,

Also She told today that Her Mum was died in a concentration camp (but she
doesnt remember the name of the camp) and her father has been in the camp
for 2 year and left the camp at the end of the War (could we find some
records for that)

Please let us know about anything,

Kind Regards,
---
Sender: "Tahsin ozerden" <tahsinozerden@hotmail.com>


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: LISMAN / Lodz / Poland #general

Ken <yellow@...>
 

Dear Tahsin

I can't help you with suggestions on how to get the documents you desire but
I do have one suggestion to make.

It would be a tragedy if you grandmother dies or becomes mentally
incapacitated before telling her whole story!

I can understand and respect that she has her reasons for not wishing to
tell the family the details 'yet' but time may run out.

If her reluctance to tell is based on a reluctance to have the family know
the details while she is still alive then try to persuade her to write the
story herself, if she is capable, or get her to dictate to a third-party and
have someone like a lawyer hold the documents for safe keeping, to be
available for reading after her death.

Ideally, one would like to have the information available before she dies so
that she can answer the questions that will undoubtedly come to mind once
some information is known, but if that can't happen then so be it.

Ken Lipworth

"Tahsin ozerden" <tahsinozerden@hotmail.com> wrote

Dear All,
We have newly learned that my grandmum is a Polish Jew,

She has been hiding it for nearly 65years, My GrandMum is alive at the
age of 86 , she really have great information but not willing to tell yet,

She was born in 1920 Lodz (9 June) Father name Idel , Mother Name Chawa ,

Fathers Surname also her virgin surname LISMAN, Mothers virgin surname
GOLDKLEER, Nationality Polish ,
They had moved to Belgium in 4 year time following her birth before WWII
Her name which we learned is Chaja Pesa Lisman,

Dear all, could you give us some advise, where we can obtain her birth
certificates or is it possible to reach the documents in Poland , or find
some relatives on board,

Also She told today that Her Mum was died in a concentration camp (but she
doesnt remember the name of the camp) and her father has been in the camp
for 2 year and left the camp at the end of the War (could we find some
records for that)

Please let us know about anything,

Kind Regards,
---
Sender: "Tahsin ozerden" <tahsinozerden@hotmail.com>


New book: Taking Tamar #general

Gary Mokotoff: <mokotoff@...>
 

Avotaynu has published its first book that has nothing to do with genealogy.
It has to do with a genealogist. Martha Lev-Zion of Omer, Israel, is very
active in Jewish genealogy. To highlight just some of her activities, she is
founder and president of the Jewish Genealogical Society of the Negev—a
branch of the Israel Genealogical Society, and she is on the Board of
Directors of the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies.
She was on the committee that made a success the 2004 International
Conference on Jewish Genealogy held in Jerusalem and is a past president of
the Latvia Special Interest Group.

Twenty years ago, Martha, a single woman then in her 40s, heard about a TV
documentary regarding 22 children with severe birth defects who had been
abandoned by their birth parents in Israeli hospitals. Martha applied for
one of those babies and got no immediate response. Eventually she was told
that of the 65 applications received, hers was the last one considered;
likely because of her age and marital status. In the end, with only one baby
remaining, Martha took into her care a 14-month-old girl with Down syndrome.
This book relates the amazing journey of Martha's life raising her adopted
daughter Tamar.

Interwoven with her experiences fighting Israeli governmental authorities,
school systems, the birth family, and even the U.S. government, was her
commitment to bring up her daughter as normally as possible and the
incredible accomplishments her daughter has achieved.

Typical of her problem with agencies was the United States government who
initially refused Tamar a visa because "the United States of America is not
required to allow visas to the following categories of applicants:
ex-convicts, dope addicts, or the mentally retarded." (Tamar now has dual
citizenship Israeli and American).

I have always told people that genealogical research requires persistence
and patience. Martha has demonstrated she is the ultimate genealogist
through her persistence and patience to maximize her daughter's potential.

The book includes a photo album of Tamar (and Martha) in the 20 years of
Tamar's life. It is easy and enjoyable reading; enjoyable because you know
the ultimate outcome will be success.

Additional information about the book, including excerpts >from the book, can
be found at http://www.avotaynu.com/books/tamar.htm

Gary Mokotoff


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen New book: Taking Tamar #general

Gary Mokotoff: <mokotoff@...>
 

Avotaynu has published its first book that has nothing to do with genealogy.
It has to do with a genealogist. Martha Lev-Zion of Omer, Israel, is very
active in Jewish genealogy. To highlight just some of her activities, she is
founder and president of the Jewish Genealogical Society of the Negev—a
branch of the Israel Genealogical Society, and she is on the Board of
Directors of the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies.
She was on the committee that made a success the 2004 International
Conference on Jewish Genealogy held in Jerusalem and is a past president of
the Latvia Special Interest Group.

Twenty years ago, Martha, a single woman then in her 40s, heard about a TV
documentary regarding 22 children with severe birth defects who had been
abandoned by their birth parents in Israeli hospitals. Martha applied for
one of those babies and got no immediate response. Eventually she was told
that of the 65 applications received, hers was the last one considered;
likely because of her age and marital status. In the end, with only one baby
remaining, Martha took into her care a 14-month-old girl with Down syndrome.
This book relates the amazing journey of Martha's life raising her adopted
daughter Tamar.

Interwoven with her experiences fighting Israeli governmental authorities,
school systems, the birth family, and even the U.S. government, was her
commitment to bring up her daughter as normally as possible and the
incredible accomplishments her daughter has achieved.

Typical of her problem with agencies was the United States government who
initially refused Tamar a visa because "the United States of America is not
required to allow visas to the following categories of applicants:
ex-convicts, dope addicts, or the mentally retarded." (Tamar now has dual
citizenship Israeli and American).

I have always told people that genealogical research requires persistence
and patience. Martha has demonstrated she is the ultimate genealogist
through her persistence and patience to maximize her daughter's potential.

The book includes a photo album of Tamar (and Martha) in the 20 years of
Tamar's life. It is easy and enjoyable reading; enjoyable because you know
the ultimate outcome will be success.

Additional information about the book, including excerpts >from the book, can
be found at http://www.avotaynu.com/books/tamar.htm

Gary Mokotoff


OBA Lodge = Order Brith Abraham #general

Barbara Zimmer <bravo.zulu@...>
 

Roberta Rosen asked: what does O. B. A. stand for? You can type in
"OBA Lodge" at a popular search website and up pops information on
the Order Brith Abraham including a website for a Landsmanschaft
directory.
http://home.att.net/~landsmanshaft/directory.htm#OBA

Barbara Zimmer Norfolk VA

I have a 1904 Minneapolis death certificate for
Moses WEINBERG; he is buried in the O.B.A.
Cemetery according to his death certificate. A
bit of research told me there were two OBA
cemeteries, or at least two OBA Cemetery
Associations. They are: Minneapolis Lodge OBA
Cemetery Association and Hennepin County OBA
Lodge Association.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen OBA Lodge = Order Brith Abraham #general

Barbara Zimmer <bravo.zulu@...>
 

Roberta Rosen asked: what does O. B. A. stand for? You can type in
"OBA Lodge" at a popular search website and up pops information on
the Order Brith Abraham including a website for a Landsmanschaft
directory.
http://home.att.net/~landsmanshaft/directory.htm#OBA

Barbara Zimmer Norfolk VA

I have a 1904 Minneapolis death certificate for
Moses WEINBERG; he is buried in the O.B.A.
Cemetery according to his death certificate. A
bit of research told me there were two OBA
cemeteries, or at least two OBA Cemetery
Associations. They are: Minneapolis Lodge OBA
Cemetery Association and Hennepin County OBA
Lodge Association.


26th IAJGS Conference Holocaust-related programming #france

Rosanne Leeson <rdleeson@...>
 

A large number of Holocaust-themed lectures will be presented at the 26th
Annual Conference of the International Association of Jewish Genealogical
Societies to give attendees the latest and best information for what many
regard as holy work.

* Peter Lande will discuss the new resources available at the U.S.
Holocaust Memorial Museum archives and library. The USHMM's database
of 3 million records, usually available only at the museum, will be
accessible for use in the Conference Resource Room. Lande's lecture
is scheduled early in the Conference so that he can be available
to help conference attendees access the database.

* James Connelly, of the USHMM Registry of Holocaust Survivors, and Marian
Smith, Senior Historian at US Citizenship and Immigration Services,
(formerly the INS), will introduce the new INS Foreign Address and
Occupation Index, a new set of records recently acquired by the Registry of
Holocaust Survivors at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum. The index
relates to immigrants who arrived in the United States in the decades
after World War II.

* A searchable database of Jews in the Russian army killed and missing in
action during WWII will also be available in the Resource Room.

* A representative of the Shoah Foundation will be present at the Conference
providing computer access to the videotaped testimonies of Holocaust survivors.

There will be over three dozen Holocaust-related lectures, including the
following:

* A History of Anti-Semitism as It Laid the Foundation for the Holocaust
* Lost Identity of a Child Survivor of the Holocaust
* Ordinary Exile: The Fate of Austrian Jewish Refugees in Belgium and
France, 1938-1945
* What's the Next Step After Finding a Testimony for Someone in the Yad
Vashem Database?
* Looking for the Only Unaccompanied Children Rescued >from the Holocaust by
America: Who They Are and How We Found Them
* Cyberspace Memorials for Ancestral Towns: Creating a Shtetl Page
* Another Source for World War II-Era Genealogy: The National Catholic
Welfare Conference Bureau of Immigration New York Port Office Records
* Theresienstadt: The Town Hitler Gave to the Jews
* Project to Reconstitute the Destroyed Shtetls of Europe
* In the Crosshairs: Operation Rescue: HIAS, Marseille (1939-1944)
* Greek Jews and the Holocaust
* China: Unusual Resources for Family Research
* Genealogical Information in Memorial Books >from Germany and Austria
* Memory of the Holocaust in Latvia: A Contemporary Debate
* Records of Eastern European Jews in the Archives of Central Asia
* Introduction to the Arolsen Files: Their Origins and Practical Usage
* Recreating Ariogala, a Lithuanian Shtetl
* Murderous Medicine: How to Trace Some Victims of the Holocaust
* Holocaust Tracing, Family Searches, and Wartime Documentation Free
Through the Red Cross
* Ancestral Shtetl Remembrance: How to Organize a Shtetl Project
* The Documentation, Protection and Preservation of Jewish Cemeteries in
Central and Eastern Europe
* Yizkor Books: Two Complementary Projects
* Computer lab: Using the Pages of Testimony and Consolidated Surname Index

For more information about the Conference and Conference registration,
visit the Conference website at www.jgsny2006.org

"The Jewish Week" has just published two interesting articles related to
the Conference.

"Connecting the Ancestral Dots"
(www.thejewishweek.com/news/newscontent.php3?artid=12688)
gives an overview of the lectures, computer labs, and tours that will be
offered.

"Father of 'Mother' DNA Study"
(www.thejewishweek.com/news/newscontent.php3?artid=12689), an interview with
Dr. Doron Behar, the geneticist who discovered that 40 percent of Ashkenazi
Jews can trace their ancestry to just four women and who will be
speaking at the Conference about the study and his future research.

Gloria Berkenstat Freund
26th Annual IAJGS Conference Program Committee Chair


VAINER from Vabalninkas, Lithuania #general

Ann Rabinowitz <annrab@...>
 

I am looking for two brothers, Shlomo and Yankel VAINER, or their
descendants >from Vabalninkas, Lithuania. They survived the Holocaust,
according to a relative of mine, who saw them after the War. The Yad Vashem
database, on the other hand, has testimony that lists them as victims.

Please contact me privately regarding this. I am not interested in any
other Vainer families >from other towns as this is being done in regard to
the forthcoming publication on the Jewish Community of Vabalninkas.

Thank you,
Ann Rabinowitz
annrab@bellsouth.net