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IAJGS Conference Program is Now Available #hungary

bounce-2784986-772961@...
 

The 34th IAJGS Conference in Salt Lake City this summer will offer
over 250 sessions, including many new sessions for all levels and
interests. The full conference program is now available for you to
review at http://conference.iajgs.org/2014/program.cfm.

You can now register to attend the conference in person, participate
across the Internet via IAJGS LIVE!, or to do both. Early registration
fees will be available until May 31st.

When you register you will be able to reserve a seat for various
additional fee items, such as Breakfasts with the experts, computer
labs, SIG luncheons, the Gala Awards Banquet and a bus tour to
Ancestry's headquarters in Provo. If you have already registered, you
can now update your registration with these items.

Consider signing up for the Conference blog and digest for ongoing
information about the conference. Additionally the home page of the
conference website, www.iajgs2014.org contains the latest conference
news.

Hope to see you in SLC!
Hal Bookbinder, Banai Feldstein and Ken Bravo, Conference co-chairs
34th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy
Salt Lake City, Utah
July 27 - August 1, 2014


Hungary SIG #Hungary IAJGS Conference Program is Now Available #hungary

bounce-2784986-772961@...
 

The 34th IAJGS Conference in Salt Lake City this summer will offer
over 250 sessions, including many new sessions for all levels and
interests. The full conference program is now available for you to
review at http://conference.iajgs.org/2014/program.cfm.

You can now register to attend the conference in person, participate
across the Internet via IAJGS LIVE!, or to do both. Early registration
fees will be available until May 31st.

When you register you will be able to reserve a seat for various
additional fee items, such as Breakfasts with the experts, computer
labs, SIG luncheons, the Gala Awards Banquet and a bus tour to
Ancestry's headquarters in Provo. If you have already registered, you
can now update your registration with these items.

Consider signing up for the Conference blog and digest for ongoing
information about the conference. Additionally the home page of the
conference website, www.iajgs2014.org contains the latest conference
news.

Hope to see you in SLC!
Hal Bookbinder, Banai Feldstein and Ken Bravo, Conference co-chairs
34th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy
Salt Lake City, Utah
July 27 - August 1, 2014


seeking graves in Berlin --MONTAG- nee REITZER #germany

Ava Forking
 

I am trying to locate the grave in Berlin of my great-grandmother Elenore
(Lenore) MONTAG, nee REITZER. She was born in Zenta, emigrated with 2
daughters >from Hungary to Berlin, after her husband Vilmos died. She lived with
one daughter Ilona at Lepsiusstr 20 (Steglitz). Ilona was taken and died in
Auschwitz.
There was another daughter Hajnal, who married a non-Jew. She died before
1927. She was buried in a cemetery that was close to the above address. My
mother, who visited in 1927 and 1928, said that her grandmother visited
Hajnal's grave almost daily.

Can someone help me locate the Jewish Cemetery near the above address? Are
there ways to search burials there on line?
I have already checked JOWBR and not found my ancestor there.
Thanks for suggestions and help.

Ava Gorkin, East Meadow, NY. JGID 6424 (mailto:AvaGor@aol.com)

Researching MONTAG, REITZER, AUERBACH (Hungary)


German SIG #Germany seeking graves in Berlin --MONTAG- nee REITZER #germany

Ava Forking
 

I am trying to locate the grave in Berlin of my great-grandmother Elenore
(Lenore) MONTAG, nee REITZER. She was born in Zenta, emigrated with 2
daughters >from Hungary to Berlin, after her husband Vilmos died. She lived with
one daughter Ilona at Lepsiusstr 20 (Steglitz). Ilona was taken and died in
Auschwitz.
There was another daughter Hajnal, who married a non-Jew. She died before
1927. She was buried in a cemetery that was close to the above address. My
mother, who visited in 1927 and 1928, said that her grandmother visited
Hajnal's grave almost daily.

Can someone help me locate the Jewish Cemetery near the above address? Are
there ways to search burials there on line?
I have already checked JOWBR and not found my ancestor there.
Thanks for suggestions and help.

Ava Gorkin, East Meadow, NY. JGID 6424 (mailto:AvaGor@aol.com)

Researching MONTAG, REITZER, AUERBACH (Hungary)


ViewMate Translation Request - German #germany

Alan Seid
 

Hi,
I would really appreciate a word for word German to English
translation.
The image is part of a birth record for Jacob HAAS born 1902 in Nadworna.

I've posted the image on ViewMate at the following address
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM33547
Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application

In column 7, I can read:
Jacob's mother name Scheindel KRIEGEL
Scheindel father's name Meier Josef Kriegel
Place locations Nadworna and Holoskow

In columns 11 & 12, I can read:
Jacob's father name Leib Haas Place location Stanislawow
This is all I can read. Thank you Alan Seid


German SIG #Germany ViewMate Translation Request - German #germany

Alan Seid
 

Hi,
I would really appreciate a word for word German to English
translation.
The image is part of a birth record for Jacob HAAS born 1902 in Nadworna.

I've posted the image on ViewMate at the following address
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM33547
Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application

In column 7, I can read:
Jacob's mother name Scheindel KRIEGEL
Scheindel father's name Meier Josef Kriegel
Place locations Nadworna and Holoskow

In columns 11 & 12, I can read:
Jacob's father name Leib Haas Place location Stanislawow
This is all I can read. Thank you Alan Seid


Stammbaun #germany

ga304n@...
 

Stammbaum: I own a complete set, printed, of Stammbaum. The contents
are available on the web, one more reason why paper copies are
expendable.

I want to get rid of them, so whoever asks for them....

George Arnstein in Washington Dc ga304n@gmail.com


German SIG #Germany Stammbaun #germany

ga304n@...
 

Stammbaum: I own a complete set, printed, of Stammbaum. The contents
are available on the web, one more reason why paper copies are
expendable.

I want to get rid of them, so whoever asks for them....

George Arnstein in Washington Dc ga304n@gmail.com


Announcing a new book for the genealogy market #general

Ron Arons
 

I have some exciting news...

Have you heard of or used mind maps for genealogical research? Most people think
of mind maps as a tool that can be used for brainstorming and research planning.
And that's true. But mind maps can do SO MUCH MORE...

I should know. While I've been promoting mind maps in my presentations to
genealogy audiences for years, I just did not understand their power until December
/January, when I used them to solve two very challenging problems. One of these
problems had haunted me for fifteen years. Yet, when I put mind maps to work, I
elevated my research capabilities to levels I had never imagined. I could see
things with crystal clarity. Things just began to happen and I solved the problems
in no time at all.

Just this week I'm announcing the availability of my new book: Mind Maps for
Genealogy. It's 76 pages long. In full color. The publication starts with a
discussion of the basic concepts of mind maps for those who have not yet been
initiated and compares mind maps to other tools commonly used during the
genealogical research process. There are step-by-step instructions for using
FreeMind and XMind, two of the leading mind mapping software products and services
that also just happen to be free. (Both work on PCs and Macs.) There are many
real-world examples, several of which show how the Genealogical Proof Standard,
the FAN Principal, and Inferential Genealogy problems can be approached and solved
in a more colorful, visual, and, arguably, more efficient and expeditious way. Oh,
yes, the publication also has a buyer's guide, discussing the main points of some
of the best mind mapping tools/services (I could not possibly cover them all as
there are more than 30 of them available.).

The product is now available for sale at www. RonArons.com/store.php for the price
of $24.95

Ron Arons

MODERATOR NOTE: This is a one-time announcement of a product which may be of
interest to Jewish genealogists.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Announcing a new book for the genealogy market #general

Ron Arons
 

I have some exciting news...

Have you heard of or used mind maps for genealogical research? Most people think
of mind maps as a tool that can be used for brainstorming and research planning.
And that's true. But mind maps can do SO MUCH MORE...

I should know. While I've been promoting mind maps in my presentations to
genealogy audiences for years, I just did not understand their power until December
/January, when I used them to solve two very challenging problems. One of these
problems had haunted me for fifteen years. Yet, when I put mind maps to work, I
elevated my research capabilities to levels I had never imagined. I could see
things with crystal clarity. Things just began to happen and I solved the problems
in no time at all.

Just this week I'm announcing the availability of my new book: Mind Maps for
Genealogy. It's 76 pages long. In full color. The publication starts with a
discussion of the basic concepts of mind maps for those who have not yet been
initiated and compares mind maps to other tools commonly used during the
genealogical research process. There are step-by-step instructions for using
FreeMind and XMind, two of the leading mind mapping software products and services
that also just happen to be free. (Both work on PCs and Macs.) There are many
real-world examples, several of which show how the Genealogical Proof Standard,
the FAN Principal, and Inferential Genealogy problems can be approached and solved
in a more colorful, visual, and, arguably, more efficient and expeditious way. Oh,
yes, the publication also has a buyer's guide, discussing the main points of some
of the best mind mapping tools/services (I could not possibly cover them all as
there are more than 30 of them available.).

The product is now available for sale at www. RonArons.com/store.php for the price
of $24.95

Ron Arons

MODERATOR NOTE: This is a one-time announcement of a product which may be of
interest to Jewish genealogists.


New project - immigration to South America #bessarabia

Yoni Kupchik
 

Dear friends,

I'm happy to announce a new project - Indexing census records and passengers lists of Jews that
left Europe with the aid of the Jewish Colonization Association (JCA). Around the beginning of the
20th century the JCA helped thousands of Jews flee >from Europe (including many >from Bessarabia)
and sent them to agricultural colonies mainly in Argentina, but also in Uruguay, Brazil, Canada,
USA, and Palestine. The JCA kept the passengers lists and census records >from those colonies and
those records are now stored in the Central Archives of the History of the Jewish People in
Jerusalem, Israel.

During the project we will acquire copies of those records and generate a database of all the
names. The amount of information in the Archives is enormous, surely consisting of more than
100,000 names. We need your help to make this happen. Help can be offered in three ways:

1) We need volunteers that can go to the archives in Jerusalem with a digital camera and take
pictures of the documents. This is the main bottleneck of the project so if you think you might
be able to help please contact me.

2) We need donations to cover the expenses of taking the pictures. In order to donate money
please go to the JewishGen-erosity page (http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/),
choose the Latin America SIG on the right, and then donate money to the first project on the
list. Any donation is greatly appreciated!

3) We need transliterators. The records are in classical Latin alphabet and mostly easy to read.
No knowledge in Spanish is required.

For more detailed information about the project please go here:
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/projectdesc/LA_Immigrants.html.

Please contact me directly to yonikupchik@gmail.com.

All the best,

Yoni Kupchik
Charleston, SC

KUPCHIK - Orgeyev (Bessarabia); GORODETSKY - Teleneshty (Bessarabia); OKS - Sudilkov, Odessa (Ukraine)
SITNITSKY - Kanev area, Ekaterinoslav area, and other regions in Ukraine; SHABADASH - Kharkov
and other regions (Ukraine); DORIN - Odessa (Ukraine), Bessarabia; SHKODNIK - Khoshchevatoye, Odessa,
and other towns between Odessa and Uman (Ukraine); GLUZMAN - Odessa, Krivoye Ozero (Ukraine);
KOSOY - Dobroye and Kherson area, Chigirin and Kiev area (Ukraine)
RABINOVICH - Novi Bug (Ukraine)

And all of the above in Argentina


Bessarabia SIG #Bessarabia New project - immigration to South America #bessarabia

Yoni Kupchik
 

Dear friends,

I'm happy to announce a new project - Indexing census records and passengers lists of Jews that
left Europe with the aid of the Jewish Colonization Association (JCA). Around the beginning of the
20th century the JCA helped thousands of Jews flee >from Europe (including many >from Bessarabia)
and sent them to agricultural colonies mainly in Argentina, but also in Uruguay, Brazil, Canada,
USA, and Palestine. The JCA kept the passengers lists and census records >from those colonies and
those records are now stored in the Central Archives of the History of the Jewish People in
Jerusalem, Israel.

During the project we will acquire copies of those records and generate a database of all the
names. The amount of information in the Archives is enormous, surely consisting of more than
100,000 names. We need your help to make this happen. Help can be offered in three ways:

1) We need volunteers that can go to the archives in Jerusalem with a digital camera and take
pictures of the documents. This is the main bottleneck of the project so if you think you might
be able to help please contact me.

2) We need donations to cover the expenses of taking the pictures. In order to donate money
please go to the JewishGen-erosity page (http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/),
choose the Latin America SIG on the right, and then donate money to the first project on the
list. Any donation is greatly appreciated!

3) We need transliterators. The records are in classical Latin alphabet and mostly easy to read.
No knowledge in Spanish is required.

For more detailed information about the project please go here:
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/projectdesc/LA_Immigrants.html.

Please contact me directly to yonikupchik@gmail.com.

All the best,

Yoni Kupchik
Charleston, SC

KUPCHIK - Orgeyev (Bessarabia); GORODETSKY - Teleneshty (Bessarabia); OKS - Sudilkov, Odessa (Ukraine)
SITNITSKY - Kanev area, Ekaterinoslav area, and other regions in Ukraine; SHABADASH - Kharkov
and other regions (Ukraine); DORIN - Odessa (Ukraine), Bessarabia; SHKODNIK - Khoshchevatoye, Odessa,
and other towns between Odessa and Uman (Ukraine); GLUZMAN - Odessa, Krivoye Ozero (Ukraine);
KOSOY - Dobroye and Kherson area, Chigirin and Kiev area (Ukraine)
RABINOVICH - Novi Bug (Ukraine)

And all of the above in Argentina


Shmuel Lipson of Belz (Balti, Besserabia) #ukraine

Yaron Pedhazur
 

Dear fellow researchers,

I am looking for information on Shmuel LIPSON of Balti [known also as Belz in Besserabia (Moldova] and his family. Shmuel Lipson was a prominent, wealthy person, founded a yeshiva prior to WWI, and was father-in-law of Rabbi Moshe Chaim Yehshua TWERSKY of Tomoshpil.

I am especially interested to know who were his ancestors, and extended family of uncles, cousins, etc.

You may respond privately to: yarpd@yahoo.com

Thank you very much.

Yaron Pedhazur
Tel Aviv, Israel





--
Yaron Pedhazur
Management Consulting & Facilitation Services
Strategy | growth | Org alignment | collaboration

Email : yaron@yta.co.il
Website: http://www.yta.co.il/en/


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Shmuel Lipson of Belz (Balti, Besserabia) #ukraine

Yaron Pedhazur
 

Dear fellow researchers,

I am looking for information on Shmuel LIPSON of Balti [known also as Belz in Besserabia (Moldova] and his family. Shmuel Lipson was a prominent, wealthy person, founded a yeshiva prior to WWI, and was father-in-law of Rabbi Moshe Chaim Yehshua TWERSKY of Tomoshpil.

I am especially interested to know who were his ancestors, and extended family of uncles, cousins, etc.

You may respond privately to: yarpd@yahoo.com

Thank you very much.

Yaron Pedhazur
Tel Aviv, Israel





--
Yaron Pedhazur
Management Consulting & Facilitation Services
Strategy | growth | Org alignment | collaboration

Email : yaron@yta.co.il
Website: http://www.yta.co.il/en/


Gesher Galicia at the IAJGS 2014 Conference in Salt Lake City #ukraine

Pamela Weisberger
 

Galician Programming at the IAJGS Conference

Gesher Galicia's SIG day of activities is Monday, July 28th and we are
sponsoring several programs
and activities, with many Galician-themed talks (and films!) taking
place throughout the week. The conference website is:
http://www.iajgs2014.org.

Here are some of the Galician-themed highlights:

Sunday, July 27

1:30P - 5:00P: The Share Fair: Visit the Gesher Galicia table,
staffed by GG board members, to get one-on-one answers your questions
and see examples of our maps and records.

Monday, July 28: The Gesher Galicia SIG Day

Our luncheon will take place >from 12N - 1:30P - this requires a ticket
purchase! You can do this during the registration process, or add on
later.

"Galician Gurus: Ask the Galician Experts" Luncheon

After a short update on the current state of research in Galician
Ukraine and Poland, we'll open the floor to your questions. Providing
the answers will be: Ruth Ellen Gruber (author & head of Jewish
Heritage Europe,) Alexander Denysenko and Tomasz Jankowski (Lviv-based
researchers and travel guides.) Alex Feller (Rohatyn Project Leader,)
and Andrew Zalewski (author & historian) Find the answers to
anything and everything Galician in this interactive luncheon.

Monday Program Schedule:

7:30AM - 8:45AM: "The War That Spelled The End To Galicia" - Alexander Zalewski

There is never a right time to go to war and this was also true in
1914. The summer months brought the failure of diplomacy across
Europe. In August, the inevitable happened and the newspaper headlines
in Galicia screamed, "Austria in War with Russia." Jewish lives in
Lwow, Stanislawow, Bohorodczany and other towns of eastern Galicia are
the backdrop to the stories about the war and the touching acts of
humanity. The talk focuses on the military campaigns, Russian
offensives and Austrian counter-offensives, intertwined with the tales
of the ordinary people. Jewish lives are caught in the monumental
changes around. The war stubbornly does not want to end; the familiar
order of Galicia unravels, with the uncertainty what will happen next.
This talk about the Great War (1914-1918) in Galicia is based on my
research for "Galician Trails." It is illustrated with maps and the
newly discovered archival pictures.

9:00AM - 10:15AM: "JRI-Poland Records >from Galicia and Congress Poland
-- and Searching for Digital Images" - Judy Baston & Michael Tobias

This presentation >from Jewish Records Indexing - Poland will deal with
Jewish records and research for two major areas of Poland, which
covers the majority of the JRI-Poland online database. It will provide
information about Congress Poland narrative records, and Galician
columnar records. This session offers an in-depth examination of vital
records along with a strategic framework to help researchers in
acquiring records to further their research. Close examination of
sample birth, marriage, and death records will reveal the information
contained in the records, identify the records having the most
genealogical value, and discover surprises found in many of these
records. With actual images of thousands of Polish Jewish records now
available online and linked >from JRI-Poland search results, the
presentation will also focus on how a search of the JRI-Poland online
database can connect a researcher with digital images.
Galician & Polish Genealogical Records: A Survey of Unique and Unusual
Archival Holdings

10:30AM - 11:45AM: "Galician & Polish Genealogical Records: A Survey
of Unique and Unusual Archival Holdings" - Pamela Weisberger

Most research in Eastern Europe begins with vital records - but then
what? Expand your genealogical quest to 18th - 20th century landowner,
business, school, draft, voter, magnate and taxpayer records, which
are held in Polish, Ukrainian, Austrian, U.S. and Israeli archives.
Gesher Galicia's Galician Archival Records Project also includes
passport applications (with photos!), 20th century census records,
cadastral maps and first-person accounts of the damage Jews suffered
to their property during WWI. This tutorial will offer examples and
analysis of these extraordinary records and explain how to locate them
for your towns and villages.

12N - 1:30PM: Gesher Galicia Luncheon - get your tickets now!

1:45PM - 3:00PM - The Annual Gesher Galicia SIG Meeting

Updates on the Galician Archival Records Project, the All Galicia
Database, "The Galitzianer," and new website features, plus reports on
restoration efforts overseas in Lviv, Bolechow and Rohatyn. A special
segment will focuse on marriage laws in Galicia and how they changed over time,
affecting the Jewish attitude towards civil -- versus religious --
marriage. The repercussions of these laws resulted in a dearth of
metrical records for Galician marriages, children being assigned their mother's
maiden name and being labeled as "illegitimate," along with a suprising number
of "delayed" marriage records for Galitizianers (in middle age, with a number
of children) showing up in Vienna registries.

4:45PM - 6:00PM - "Legal and Practical Aspects of Archival Research in
Galicia" with Tomasz Jankowski

Researchers of Galician ancestors interested in accessing original
documents are forced to face bureaucracy and very often are confused
by unpredictable behaviour of Polish and Ukrainian officials. The main
aim of the presentation is to shed a light on formal requirements and
procedures in approaching the archives and Civil Registration Offices
in Galicia. I'll discuss in popular manner Polish and Ukrainian law
regulating work in reading rooms, privacy law and law on civil
registration. The second part of my presentation, based on my own
experiences >from Galician archives, will be dedicated to practical
aspects of research: how the law is interpreted, how to approach the
officials effectively, what local differences and peculiarities might
be expected during the on-site genealogical research. My presentation
will leave the participants armed with legal arguments and practical
skills, useful for their further research, regardless they wish carry
it out for themselves or for their friends.

4:45PM - 6:00PM - "Bolechow Jewish Heritage Society BOF Meeting

Tuesday, July 29

7:30AM - 8:45AM: "Early 20 c. Visa Files of Lwow-based Foreign
Consulates; Polish Passport Police Files Genealogy Rsources" -
Alexander Denysenko

Description of collections of Lviv and other Galician towns' police
"passport" files; personal files of the foreign consulates that were
granting transit visas to the migrants leaving Austria and Poland in
the early 20 century. Migratory processes in Galicia and Bukovina
before, during and after WW 1. Re-settlements caused by the WW1
warfare, devastated towns, lost archives. Alternative sources of
genealogical information.

1:45PM - 3:00PM: "Galician Jewish Refugees 1915-1919 and Their
Gravestones in Western Bohemia" - Vaclav Chvatal

This study concerns Jewish refugees >from Galicia and Bukovina, fleeing
from the Russian front during World War One >from their home villages
( Baligrod, Lesko, Ustrzyki Dolne and many others) to other parts of
Austria-Hungary. Starting point of this research are the gravestones
in the Jewish cemeteries in Western Bohemia. Jewish communities in
Eastern Europe (Galicia, Bukovina) were orthodox, so epitaphs of the
refugees are mostly in Hebrew. The style, the shape and the
decorations of their gravestones is unique, different >from other local
gravestones. The second part of presentation shows the state of their
Galician hometowns at the beginning of 21st century.

1:45PM - 3:00PM: "A Voice >from Galicia:Reflections of Determination
and Change" - Lynne Schwartz

Presenting a video produced based on a 1973 cassette tape interview
conducted with Lynne's grandfather Matthew Bush, born in 1892 in
Kolomyya, Austria. He recounts his childood memories of growing up in
Kolommya, his capture and experiences in a prisoner of war camp in
Rochefort France. He recalls the horror of the war and its effect on
him and other prisoners. The video incorporates old photos of pre war
Kolomyya as well as photos of him in the prison camp. There are rare
WWI movie clips with sound as well as many photos taken on glass
slides,taken by a French photographer during the war which have been
in our family for 100 years. The video also has original 1914
recordings of war songs incorporated into the video.He also recounts
his memories being released >from the camp and his arrival at Ellis
Island.

3:15PM - 4:30PM: "Stanislawow: Interwar records at the United States
Holocaust Memorial Museum" - Megan Lewis

Jews constituted 25% of the population on Stanislawow, Poland (now
Ivano-Frankisk, Ukraine) between the world wars. The United States
Holocaust Memorial Museum holds thousands of pages about everyday
Jewish life in interwar Stanislawow, the surrounding county and East
Galicia in general. Although some records predate World War I, most of
the records concern the 1920s and 1930s. For Stanislawow, the Museum
holds passport applications (currently being indexed by Gesher
Galicia), records of Zionist organizations such as Karen Hayesod,
school records, birth and death records, emigration case files,
probate files, personnel records of the Jewish community, Jewish
Masonic lodge records and much more. This presentation will explore
these records, highlight the genealogical treasures that can be found
and discuss some of the challenges in using these collections. While
the presentation will focus on Stanislawow proper, other towns
included in these collections include Kolomyya, Zabolotov, Bolekhov,
Tlumach, and Snyatin.

3:15PM - 4:30PM: "Suchostaw Region Research Group Meeting" - Susana
Leistner Bloch

4:45PM - 6:00PM: "Kolbuszowa Region Research Group Meeting" - Susana
Leistner Bloch

Wednesday, July 30

9:00Am - 10:15AM: "Beyond a Doubt: What We Know vs. What We Can Prove"
- Israel Pickholtz

What do you do when the hard proofs just aren't there, but you are as
sure as you can be what they would say if you could find them? If you
fold your hands and wait, you may never get anywhere with your
research, but if you accept your suppositions as fact, they may never
be questioned again. Not by you nor by your research heirs. This
presentation will use examples >from the east Galician single-surname
Pikholz Project to consider when what you know is beyond a reasonable
doubt and if that is indeed good enough.

10:30AM - 11:45AM: "Rohatyn BOF Meeting

Updates on various Rohatyn projects involving records and restoration.

Friday, August 1

7:30AM - 8:45AM: "Austria, Poland & Ukraine: 3 Countries, 5 Archives &
12 Wonderful Days of Discovery" - Pamela Weisberger

In April 2013, Gesher Galicia's president, Pamela Weisberger, and
board member, John Diener, traveled to Austria, Poland, and Ukraine.
Over twelve days they visited archives in Vienna, Warsaw, Przemysl,
Lviv and Ternopil. In Warsaw they attended the opening of the new
Museum of the History of Polish Jews, followed by an incredible dinner
with Count Peter (Piotr) Pininski, great grandson of the magnate
nobleman who once owned the Galician town of Grzymalow where John's
father and Pamela's grandfather were born. Later they visited
Grzymalow, Ukraine and its ruined synagogue, cheder and decimated
Jewish cemetery. Learn about the trip's preparation and highlights,
the challenges of archival research in different locales (>from white
gloves to burnt documents and moldy dust), the difficulties and
rewards of venturing into "shtetland," and the exceptional opportunity
to connect past to present through investigative genealogical research
AND travel.

Film Program:

As part of the conference film screening, we'll be showing the new
documentary: "Alexander Granach: There Goes Mensch," which tells the
remarkable story of an unlikely path >from a poverty-stricken childhood
to success as a leading stage and film actor in Weimar Germany and
eventually, Hollywood. Born in Werbowitz, a small town in Galacia,
near Kolomea (then Austro-Hungary, now Ukraine), Granach was a
multicultural phenomena in and of himself, speaking and acting in
Yiddish, Russian, Polish, Ukrainian, and German. Granach was siezed
with passion for the theatre at the age of 14 in Lemberg/Lviv, he
struggled and wandered for years as a baker's apprentice and had to
overcome great odds to pursue his dream. After working in Berlin with
directors such as Brecht and Murnau, Granach was forced to flee
Germany in 1933. His path led him through Poland, Soviet Ukraine,
Soviet Russia, Switzerland and eventually, the USA, where he began his
Hollywood career in Ernst Lubitsch's classic Ninotchka, starring Greta
Garbo. He died too young in New York, at the age of 54. It was March
1945, just as the war was drawing to a close and he was anticipating a
reunion with the Swiss actress Lotte Lieven, the love of his life. In
the film, renowned actors Juliane Kohler and Samuel Finzi read from
Granach's letters to Lotte and >from his autobiography, ">from the
Shtetl to the Stage: The Odyssey of a Wandering Actor." The film was
shot in Ukraine, Russia, Switzerland, Germany, Israel, Austria and the
USA. Date and time to be announced soon.

We look forward to your joining us at this summer's conference!

Pamela Weisberger
President, Gesher Galicia
pweisberger@gmail.com


Do you recognize this family? #ukraine

Jeff Miller
 

I've posted a vital record which is excerpted >from the passenger list for my
FRAIDER/FREIDER family >from Ukraine.
It is on ViewMate at the following address ...

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=33526

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.

I'm interested particularly in confirmation of information I include in this
message, correction of any errors in what I've listed, and information about
towns and possibly related individuals, past and present.

I am particularly interested in anyone who might know the family which I
have found originally came >from the town Kuzmin outside of Starokostyantniv;
related families came >from nearby Zhvanets; other possible locations for the
family include Kishinev and Kamenets-Podolskiy.

Although the index for two of the listings shows Trajder, the name is
Frajder, Efraim, with entries for age 19, Male, Single,
Ciggarette(maker)(kiosk) ?????hard to read??.;Yes, Yes, Russia, Hebrew,
Russia, Starokow...?? (perhaps short for Starokostyantniv??)

The next person of interest is Frajder, Dine Afe 22, female, single,
Milliner, No, Yes, Russia, Hebrew, Dukajewitz ???

Related families came >from Europe to the United States, initially to the New
York/New Jersey area in the 1900 - 1921 timeframe.

My grandmother Jennie was related to FRAIDERs with given names of Pincus,
Morris, Abraham, Sam, Jacob, Jankel (Yankel), etc.


Thank you very much.

Jeff Miller
Maryland/D.C. area
singingtm@comcast.net


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Gesher Galicia at the IAJGS 2014 Conference in Salt Lake City #ukraine

Pamela Weisberger
 

Galician Programming at the IAJGS Conference

Gesher Galicia's SIG day of activities is Monday, July 28th and we are
sponsoring several programs
and activities, with many Galician-themed talks (and films!) taking
place throughout the week. The conference website is:
http://www.iajgs2014.org.

Here are some of the Galician-themed highlights:

Sunday, July 27

1:30P - 5:00P: The Share Fair: Visit the Gesher Galicia table,
staffed by GG board members, to get one-on-one answers your questions
and see examples of our maps and records.

Monday, July 28: The Gesher Galicia SIG Day

Our luncheon will take place >from 12N - 1:30P - this requires a ticket
purchase! You can do this during the registration process, or add on
later.

"Galician Gurus: Ask the Galician Experts" Luncheon

After a short update on the current state of research in Galician
Ukraine and Poland, we'll open the floor to your questions. Providing
the answers will be: Ruth Ellen Gruber (author & head of Jewish
Heritage Europe,) Alexander Denysenko and Tomasz Jankowski (Lviv-based
researchers and travel guides.) Alex Feller (Rohatyn Project Leader,)
and Andrew Zalewski (author & historian) Find the answers to
anything and everything Galician in this interactive luncheon.

Monday Program Schedule:

7:30AM - 8:45AM: "The War That Spelled The End To Galicia" - Alexander Zalewski

There is never a right time to go to war and this was also true in
1914. The summer months brought the failure of diplomacy across
Europe. In August, the inevitable happened and the newspaper headlines
in Galicia screamed, "Austria in War with Russia." Jewish lives in
Lwow, Stanislawow, Bohorodczany and other towns of eastern Galicia are
the backdrop to the stories about the war and the touching acts of
humanity. The talk focuses on the military campaigns, Russian
offensives and Austrian counter-offensives, intertwined with the tales
of the ordinary people. Jewish lives are caught in the monumental
changes around. The war stubbornly does not want to end; the familiar
order of Galicia unravels, with the uncertainty what will happen next.
This talk about the Great War (1914-1918) in Galicia is based on my
research for "Galician Trails." It is illustrated with maps and the
newly discovered archival pictures.

9:00AM - 10:15AM: "JRI-Poland Records >from Galicia and Congress Poland
-- and Searching for Digital Images" - Judy Baston & Michael Tobias

This presentation >from Jewish Records Indexing - Poland will deal with
Jewish records and research for two major areas of Poland, which
covers the majority of the JRI-Poland online database. It will provide
information about Congress Poland narrative records, and Galician
columnar records. This session offers an in-depth examination of vital
records along with a strategic framework to help researchers in
acquiring records to further their research. Close examination of
sample birth, marriage, and death records will reveal the information
contained in the records, identify the records having the most
genealogical value, and discover surprises found in many of these
records. With actual images of thousands of Polish Jewish records now
available online and linked >from JRI-Poland search results, the
presentation will also focus on how a search of the JRI-Poland online
database can connect a researcher with digital images.
Galician & Polish Genealogical Records: A Survey of Unique and Unusual
Archival Holdings

10:30AM - 11:45AM: "Galician & Polish Genealogical Records: A Survey
of Unique and Unusual Archival Holdings" - Pamela Weisberger

Most research in Eastern Europe begins with vital records - but then
what? Expand your genealogical quest to 18th - 20th century landowner,
business, school, draft, voter, magnate and taxpayer records, which
are held in Polish, Ukrainian, Austrian, U.S. and Israeli archives.
Gesher Galicia's Galician Archival Records Project also includes
passport applications (with photos!), 20th century census records,
cadastral maps and first-person accounts of the damage Jews suffered
to their property during WWI. This tutorial will offer examples and
analysis of these extraordinary records and explain how to locate them
for your towns and villages.

12N - 1:30PM: Gesher Galicia Luncheon - get your tickets now!

1:45PM - 3:00PM - The Annual Gesher Galicia SIG Meeting

Updates on the Galician Archival Records Project, the All Galicia
Database, "The Galitzianer," and new website features, plus reports on
restoration efforts overseas in Lviv, Bolechow and Rohatyn. A special
segment will focuse on marriage laws in Galicia and how they changed over time,
affecting the Jewish attitude towards civil -- versus religious --
marriage. The repercussions of these laws resulted in a dearth of
metrical records for Galician marriages, children being assigned their mother's
maiden name and being labeled as "illegitimate," along with a suprising number
of "delayed" marriage records for Galitizianers (in middle age, with a number
of children) showing up in Vienna registries.

4:45PM - 6:00PM - "Legal and Practical Aspects of Archival Research in
Galicia" with Tomasz Jankowski

Researchers of Galician ancestors interested in accessing original
documents are forced to face bureaucracy and very often are confused
by unpredictable behaviour of Polish and Ukrainian officials. The main
aim of the presentation is to shed a light on formal requirements and
procedures in approaching the archives and Civil Registration Offices
in Galicia. I'll discuss in popular manner Polish and Ukrainian law
regulating work in reading rooms, privacy law and law on civil
registration. The second part of my presentation, based on my own
experiences >from Galician archives, will be dedicated to practical
aspects of research: how the law is interpreted, how to approach the
officials effectively, what local differences and peculiarities might
be expected during the on-site genealogical research. My presentation
will leave the participants armed with legal arguments and practical
skills, useful for their further research, regardless they wish carry
it out for themselves or for their friends.

4:45PM - 6:00PM - "Bolechow Jewish Heritage Society BOF Meeting

Tuesday, July 29

7:30AM - 8:45AM: "Early 20 c. Visa Files of Lwow-based Foreign
Consulates; Polish Passport Police Files Genealogy Rsources" -
Alexander Denysenko

Description of collections of Lviv and other Galician towns' police
"passport" files; personal files of the foreign consulates that were
granting transit visas to the migrants leaving Austria and Poland in
the early 20 century. Migratory processes in Galicia and Bukovina
before, during and after WW 1. Re-settlements caused by the WW1
warfare, devastated towns, lost archives. Alternative sources of
genealogical information.

1:45PM - 3:00PM: "Galician Jewish Refugees 1915-1919 and Their
Gravestones in Western Bohemia" - Vaclav Chvatal

This study concerns Jewish refugees >from Galicia and Bukovina, fleeing
from the Russian front during World War One >from their home villages
( Baligrod, Lesko, Ustrzyki Dolne and many others) to other parts of
Austria-Hungary. Starting point of this research are the gravestones
in the Jewish cemeteries in Western Bohemia. Jewish communities in
Eastern Europe (Galicia, Bukovina) were orthodox, so epitaphs of the
refugees are mostly in Hebrew. The style, the shape and the
decorations of their gravestones is unique, different >from other local
gravestones. The second part of presentation shows the state of their
Galician hometowns at the beginning of 21st century.

1:45PM - 3:00PM: "A Voice >from Galicia:Reflections of Determination
and Change" - Lynne Schwartz

Presenting a video produced based on a 1973 cassette tape interview
conducted with Lynne's grandfather Matthew Bush, born in 1892 in
Kolomyya, Austria. He recounts his childood memories of growing up in
Kolommya, his capture and experiences in a prisoner of war camp in
Rochefort France. He recalls the horror of the war and its effect on
him and other prisoners. The video incorporates old photos of pre war
Kolomyya as well as photos of him in the prison camp. There are rare
WWI movie clips with sound as well as many photos taken on glass
slides,taken by a French photographer during the war which have been
in our family for 100 years. The video also has original 1914
recordings of war songs incorporated into the video.He also recounts
his memories being released >from the camp and his arrival at Ellis
Island.

3:15PM - 4:30PM: "Stanislawow: Interwar records at the United States
Holocaust Memorial Museum" - Megan Lewis

Jews constituted 25% of the population on Stanislawow, Poland (now
Ivano-Frankisk, Ukraine) between the world wars. The United States
Holocaust Memorial Museum holds thousands of pages about everyday
Jewish life in interwar Stanislawow, the surrounding county and East
Galicia in general. Although some records predate World War I, most of
the records concern the 1920s and 1930s. For Stanislawow, the Museum
holds passport applications (currently being indexed by Gesher
Galicia), records of Zionist organizations such as Karen Hayesod,
school records, birth and death records, emigration case files,
probate files, personnel records of the Jewish community, Jewish
Masonic lodge records and much more. This presentation will explore
these records, highlight the genealogical treasures that can be found
and discuss some of the challenges in using these collections. While
the presentation will focus on Stanislawow proper, other towns
included in these collections include Kolomyya, Zabolotov, Bolekhov,
Tlumach, and Snyatin.

3:15PM - 4:30PM: "Suchostaw Region Research Group Meeting" - Susana
Leistner Bloch

4:45PM - 6:00PM: "Kolbuszowa Region Research Group Meeting" - Susana
Leistner Bloch

Wednesday, July 30

9:00Am - 10:15AM: "Beyond a Doubt: What We Know vs. What We Can Prove"
- Israel Pickholtz

What do you do when the hard proofs just aren't there, but you are as
sure as you can be what they would say if you could find them? If you
fold your hands and wait, you may never get anywhere with your
research, but if you accept your suppositions as fact, they may never
be questioned again. Not by you nor by your research heirs. This
presentation will use examples >from the east Galician single-surname
Pikholz Project to consider when what you know is beyond a reasonable
doubt and if that is indeed good enough.

10:30AM - 11:45AM: "Rohatyn BOF Meeting

Updates on various Rohatyn projects involving records and restoration.

Friday, August 1

7:30AM - 8:45AM: "Austria, Poland & Ukraine: 3 Countries, 5 Archives &
12 Wonderful Days of Discovery" - Pamela Weisberger

In April 2013, Gesher Galicia's president, Pamela Weisberger, and
board member, John Diener, traveled to Austria, Poland, and Ukraine.
Over twelve days they visited archives in Vienna, Warsaw, Przemysl,
Lviv and Ternopil. In Warsaw they attended the opening of the new
Museum of the History of Polish Jews, followed by an incredible dinner
with Count Peter (Piotr) Pininski, great grandson of the magnate
nobleman who once owned the Galician town of Grzymalow where John's
father and Pamela's grandfather were born. Later they visited
Grzymalow, Ukraine and its ruined synagogue, cheder and decimated
Jewish cemetery. Learn about the trip's preparation and highlights,
the challenges of archival research in different locales (>from white
gloves to burnt documents and moldy dust), the difficulties and
rewards of venturing into "shtetland," and the exceptional opportunity
to connect past to present through investigative genealogical research
AND travel.

Film Program:

As part of the conference film screening, we'll be showing the new
documentary: "Alexander Granach: There Goes Mensch," which tells the
remarkable story of an unlikely path >from a poverty-stricken childhood
to success as a leading stage and film actor in Weimar Germany and
eventually, Hollywood. Born in Werbowitz, a small town in Galacia,
near Kolomea (then Austro-Hungary, now Ukraine), Granach was a
multicultural phenomena in and of himself, speaking and acting in
Yiddish, Russian, Polish, Ukrainian, and German. Granach was siezed
with passion for the theatre at the age of 14 in Lemberg/Lviv, he
struggled and wandered for years as a baker's apprentice and had to
overcome great odds to pursue his dream. After working in Berlin with
directors such as Brecht and Murnau, Granach was forced to flee
Germany in 1933. His path led him through Poland, Soviet Ukraine,
Soviet Russia, Switzerland and eventually, the USA, where he began his
Hollywood career in Ernst Lubitsch's classic Ninotchka, starring Greta
Garbo. He died too young in New York, at the age of 54. It was March
1945, just as the war was drawing to a close and he was anticipating a
reunion with the Swiss actress Lotte Lieven, the love of his life. In
the film, renowned actors Juliane Kohler and Samuel Finzi read from
Granach's letters to Lotte and >from his autobiography, ">from the
Shtetl to the Stage: The Odyssey of a Wandering Actor." The film was
shot in Ukraine, Russia, Switzerland, Germany, Israel, Austria and the
USA. Date and time to be announced soon.

We look forward to your joining us at this summer's conference!

Pamela Weisberger
President, Gesher Galicia
pweisberger@gmail.com


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Do you recognize this family? #ukraine

Jeff Miller
 

I've posted a vital record which is excerpted >from the passenger list for my
FRAIDER/FREIDER family >from Ukraine.
It is on ViewMate at the following address ...

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=33526

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.

I'm interested particularly in confirmation of information I include in this
message, correction of any errors in what I've listed, and information about
towns and possibly related individuals, past and present.

I am particularly interested in anyone who might know the family which I
have found originally came >from the town Kuzmin outside of Starokostyantniv;
related families came >from nearby Zhvanets; other possible locations for the
family include Kishinev and Kamenets-Podolskiy.

Although the index for two of the listings shows Trajder, the name is
Frajder, Efraim, with entries for age 19, Male, Single,
Ciggarette(maker)(kiosk) ?????hard to read??.;Yes, Yes, Russia, Hebrew,
Russia, Starokow...?? (perhaps short for Starokostyantniv??)

The next person of interest is Frajder, Dine Afe 22, female, single,
Milliner, No, Yes, Russia, Hebrew, Dukajewitz ???

Related families came >from Europe to the United States, initially to the New
York/New Jersey area in the 1900 - 1921 timeframe.

My grandmother Jennie was related to FRAIDERs with given names of Pincus,
Morris, Abraham, Sam, Jacob, Jankel (Yankel), etc.


Thank you very much.

Jeff Miller
Maryland/D.C. area
singingtm@comcast.net


Searching Jack Miller (originally Mlynasz) Poland to US #poland

Helen Gardner
 

Many thanks to all the amazing people who helped me with my search for Jack
Miller.

With a huge amount of help >from you, it seems almost certain that the
Zanhiel Mlynasz that I found on the Ellis Island records is the right
Jack Miller. I am currently writing to addresses that have been found
for his sister's family (snail mail, alas: I can't find an email address
that I trust) and hope that this will confirm what we have found out.

Of course, finding the link to my family is something else again,
because I can't find out anything about Henya or her parents that would
help me trace it back to a previous generation. But when Jack came here,
both he and my family had no doubt that he was a cousin, and they
probably knew what the connection was. I'll keep looking.

Helen Gardner


JRI Poland #Poland Searching Jack Miller (originally Mlynasz) Poland to US #poland

Helen Gardner
 

Many thanks to all the amazing people who helped me with my search for Jack
Miller.

With a huge amount of help >from you, it seems almost certain that the
Zanhiel Mlynasz that I found on the Ellis Island records is the right
Jack Miller. I am currently writing to addresses that have been found
for his sister's family (snail mail, alas: I can't find an email address
that I trust) and hope that this will confirm what we have found out.

Of course, finding the link to my family is something else again,
because I can't find out anything about Henya or her parents that would
help me trace it back to a previous generation. But when Jack came here,
both he and my family had no doubt that he was a cousin, and they
probably knew what the connection was. I'll keep looking.

Helen Gardner

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