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Warsaw Cemetery Data added to Jewish Records Indexing-Poland database #poland

hadassahlipsius
 

Last week, Jewish Records Indexing-Poland added to our searchable
database information on an additional 7,400 burials >from the Warsaw
Jewish Cemetery.

(This information is >from the file also known as Warsaw Cemetery
Database "C").

The historic Warsaw Jewish Cemetery on Okopowa Street has been in
continuous use since late in the 18th century and contains an estimated
250,000 individual graves as well as mass graves of thousands of residents
of the Warsaw Ghetto. While most of the gravestones have survived, the
cemetery burial records were destroyed by Nazi forces during the WW II
occupation of Warsaw.

Starting in October 2003, Przemyslaw Isroel Szpilman, the new Cemetery
Manager, commenced an aggressive project with a goal of documenting all
the gravestones and their locations in the shortest possible time. Using
a digital camera provided by JRI-Poland, work has proceeded at a brisk
pace and with the recent update to the JRI-Poland database we now have
more than 41,000 burials listed. Information on this database and how
to obtain photographs of tombstones can be found at the following link

http://www.jri-poland.org/cemetery/warsaw_beisolam.htm

The Warsaw Cemetery also has a new website with a surname searchable
database that is complementary to the JRI-Poland database. The search
results sometimes include the photograph of the tombstone.
The url for their new website is http://www.cemetery.jewish.org.pl/

Besides the data currently being compiled by Przemyslaw Isroel Szpilman,
JRI-Poland's database has two additional Warszawa Cemetery data sets.

1) Warsaw Cemetery Database-"A" contains data compiled by the former
Warsaw Cemetery Director, Boleslaw Szenicer.

2) Warsaw Cemetery Database-"B" contains 3832 indices >from an unusual
source. In the late 1960s, the City of Warsaw drew up plans to extend
Anielewicza Street (formerly Gesia Street) to connect with Mlynarska
Street
through the southern section of the cemetery. Gravesites in sections
1, 2, 3, 3a, 4b, 91, 92, 97, 99 and 99a were to have been removed, and
in preparation the stones were photographed, and inscriptions were
deciphered and recorded. This work was carried out by Warsaw University
students. However after strong opposition to the street extension the
plans were cancelled. Ultimately, the photos and documentation were
turned over to the Jewish Historical Institute in Warsaw.

Please note there are overlaps between the three data sets. Data set C
(Mr.Szpilman's data) is the only active database that is continually
being updated.

Hadassah Lipsius
Jewish Records Indexing-Poland
Associate Director


JRI Poland #Poland Warsaw Cemetery Data added to Jewish Records Indexing-Poland database #poland

hadassahlipsius
 

Last week, Jewish Records Indexing-Poland added to our searchable
database information on an additional 7,400 burials >from the Warsaw
Jewish Cemetery.

(This information is >from the file also known as Warsaw Cemetery
Database "C").

The historic Warsaw Jewish Cemetery on Okopowa Street has been in
continuous use since late in the 18th century and contains an estimated
250,000 individual graves as well as mass graves of thousands of residents
of the Warsaw Ghetto. While most of the gravestones have survived, the
cemetery burial records were destroyed by Nazi forces during the WW II
occupation of Warsaw.

Starting in October 2003, Przemyslaw Isroel Szpilman, the new Cemetery
Manager, commenced an aggressive project with a goal of documenting all
the gravestones and their locations in the shortest possible time. Using
a digital camera provided by JRI-Poland, work has proceeded at a brisk
pace and with the recent update to the JRI-Poland database we now have
more than 41,000 burials listed. Information on this database and how
to obtain photographs of tombstones can be found at the following link

http://www.jri-poland.org/cemetery/warsaw_beisolam.htm

The Warsaw Cemetery also has a new website with a surname searchable
database that is complementary to the JRI-Poland database. The search
results sometimes include the photograph of the tombstone.
The url for their new website is http://www.cemetery.jewish.org.pl/

Besides the data currently being compiled by Przemyslaw Isroel Szpilman,
JRI-Poland's database has two additional Warszawa Cemetery data sets.

1) Warsaw Cemetery Database-"A" contains data compiled by the former
Warsaw Cemetery Director, Boleslaw Szenicer.

2) Warsaw Cemetery Database-"B" contains 3832 indices >from an unusual
source. In the late 1960s, the City of Warsaw drew up plans to extend
Anielewicza Street (formerly Gesia Street) to connect with Mlynarska
Street
through the southern section of the cemetery. Gravesites in sections
1, 2, 3, 3a, 4b, 91, 92, 97, 99 and 99a were to have been removed, and
in preparation the stones were photographed, and inscriptions were
deciphered and recorded. This work was carried out by Warsaw University
students. However after strong opposition to the street extension the
plans were cancelled. Ultimately, the photos and documentation were
turned over to the Jewish Historical Institute in Warsaw.

Please note there are overlaps between the three data sets. Data set C
(Mr.Szpilman's data) is the only active database that is continually
being updated.

Hadassah Lipsius
Jewish Records Indexing-Poland
Associate Director


LitvakSIG luncheon #lithuania

Merle Kastner <merlek@...>
 

Does anyone with a ticket to the LitvakSIG luncheon need to sell it?
If so, please contact me asap.

Thanks.

Merle Kastner, Montreal, Canada
merlek@videotron.ca
KASTNER & OSTFELD, Radauti, Bukovina;
NATHANSON & MENDELSSOHN, Piatra Neamt,
Negulesti, Falticeni, Romania;
DENENBERG/DYNABURSKI & GARBARSKI/GOLDBERG,
Sejny, Suwalki gubernia, Poland, New York, NY;
KUSSNER, Bendery, Bessarabia/Moldova, Philadelphia, PA;
MILLER/SZCZUCZYNSKI, Lida, Vilnius, Lithuania/Belarus,
Philadelphia, PA
ALTMAN, Belchatow, Lodz
LEVITT/KISZELEWICZ, Mszczonów, Poland
SINGER, Starry Chartoriysk, Ukraine
FOX/FUCHS, Dubno, Poland

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately.


Sugihara: Conspiracy of Kindness #lithuania

Ann Pace <paceaj@...>
 

The Sugihara documentary was produced by WGBH for PBS and was originally
shown on that network two years ago. Here is its Website:
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/sugihara/.


Ann J. Pace
paceaj@umkc.edu

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Lithuania SIG #Lithuania LitvakSIG luncheon #lithuania

Merle Kastner <merlek@...>
 

Does anyone with a ticket to the LitvakSIG luncheon need to sell it?
If so, please contact me asap.

Thanks.

Merle Kastner, Montreal, Canada
merlek@videotron.ca
KASTNER & OSTFELD, Radauti, Bukovina;
NATHANSON & MENDELSSOHN, Piatra Neamt,
Negulesti, Falticeni, Romania;
DENENBERG/DYNABURSKI & GARBARSKI/GOLDBERG,
Sejny, Suwalki gubernia, Poland, New York, NY;
KUSSNER, Bendery, Bessarabia/Moldova, Philadelphia, PA;
MILLER/SZCZUCZYNSKI, Lida, Vilnius, Lithuania/Belarus,
Philadelphia, PA
ALTMAN, Belchatow, Lodz
LEVITT/KISZELEWICZ, Mszczonów, Poland
SINGER, Starry Chartoriysk, Ukraine
FOX/FUCHS, Dubno, Poland

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately.


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Sugihara: Conspiracy of Kindness #lithuania

Ann Pace <paceaj@...>
 

The Sugihara documentary was produced by WGBH for PBS and was originally
shown on that network two years ago. Here is its Website:
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/sugihara/.


Ann J. Pace
paceaj@umkc.edu

Home:


Searching: JANKELOW, Siauliai #lithuania

Meliza Amity <meliza@...>
 

My great grandfather Moses JANKELOW was born 1840-1845.
He was a soldier in the Russian army in Finland.
He was registered in Siauliai, Kaunas, Lithuania.
His father Zusman died probably before 1879 (first child Samuel
Zusman was born in September 1878).

I am grateful for additional information.

Meliza Amity, Neve Monosson, Israel
Researcher 76244
Site: http://www.amitys.com/phpGedView

Researching:
Finland - all
Belarus - WAPRINSKY/KATZMAN (Mogilev)
Poland - RUBINSTEIN/RUDZEWICZ (Szczuczyn/Chludnie, Lomza)
Poland - MORDUCH/GRYNBLAT (Suwalki); ROSENTHAL (Lodz)
Lithuania - MAIZEL/PILOVSKY/STEIN (Vilnius/Salakas)
Lithuania - ROSENTHAL/JANKELOFF (Siauliai)
Ukraine - TCHICHELNITZKY/ZASLAVSKY (Yagotin/Pryluki)

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately.


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Searching: JANKELOW, Siauliai #lithuania

Meliza Amity <meliza@...>
 

My great grandfather Moses JANKELOW was born 1840-1845.
He was a soldier in the Russian army in Finland.
He was registered in Siauliai, Kaunas, Lithuania.
His father Zusman died probably before 1879 (first child Samuel
Zusman was born in September 1878).

I am grateful for additional information.

Meliza Amity, Neve Monosson, Israel
Researcher 76244
Site: http://www.amitys.com/phpGedView

Researching:
Finland - all
Belarus - WAPRINSKY/KATZMAN (Mogilev)
Poland - RUBINSTEIN/RUDZEWICZ (Szczuczyn/Chludnie, Lomza)
Poland - MORDUCH/GRYNBLAT (Suwalki); ROSENTHAL (Lodz)
Lithuania - MAIZEL/PILOVSKY/STEIN (Vilnius/Salakas)
Lithuania - ROSENTHAL/JANKELOFF (Siauliai)
Ukraine - TCHICHELNITZKY/ZASLAVSKY (Yagotin/Pryluki)

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately.


Sugihara: Conspiracy of Kindness #lithuania

Pamela Weisberger <pweisberger@...>
 

Gail Handler writes:

<<For those of us unable to attend the IAJGS conference this year, (and
therefore, unable to see the Sugihara documentary) does anyone know if it
will become available to organizations for distribution in other cities?
Also, is it available for rental or purchase by individuals?>>

The film "Sugihara" DVD can be purchased for $19.95 for home video use
through the PBS website:

http://www.shoppbs.org/
sm-pbs-sugihara-conspiracy-of-kindness--fi-2009618.html

This a wonderful film, so we appreciate LitvakSIG allowing this one-time
commercial mention. I also believe that the purchase allows the showing
of this film to educational, non-profit organiztions, such as genealogical
societies. Check with PBS sales directly. All information is on their
website and there is a phone contact number as well.

Pamela Weisberger
IAJGS Film Festival Coordinator
pweisberger@hotmail.com


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Sugihara: Conspiracy of Kindness #lithuania

Pamela Weisberger <pweisberger@...>
 

Gail Handler writes:

<<For those of us unable to attend the IAJGS conference this year, (and
therefore, unable to see the Sugihara documentary) does anyone know if it
will become available to organizations for distribution in other cities?
Also, is it available for rental or purchase by individuals?>>

The film "Sugihara" DVD can be purchased for $19.95 for home video use
through the PBS website:

http://www.shoppbs.org/
sm-pbs-sugihara-conspiracy-of-kindness--fi-2009618.html

This a wonderful film, so we appreciate LitvakSIG allowing this one-time
commercial mention. I also believe that the purchase allows the showing
of this film to educational, non-profit organiztions, such as genealogical
societies. Check with PBS sales directly. All information is on their
website and there is a phone contact number as well.

Pamela Weisberger
IAJGS Film Festival Coordinator
pweisberger@hotmail.com


Looking for the family from the SINYAVA (SINOVER) or JAKOVITZ (DJAKIVCI, D'YAKOVTSY) area in KAMENTZ PODOLSK gobernya #ukraine

Monroe Ginsburg <monroeg@...>
 

I am looking for anyone with family members >from the SINYAVA (SINOVER)
or JAKOVITZ (DJAKIVCI, D'YAKOVTSY) area in KAMENTZ PODOLSK gobernya. I
would appreciate anyone with information on family >from these towns to
please contact me. Thanks.


Monroe Ginsburg
St. Louis, MO

Researching: Grodno, Belarus: GINZBURG (GINSBURG), GALPERN// Volpa or
Ros, Belarus: SORIN// Kobrin, Belarus- KOBRINSKI// Jakovitz, Sinyava,
Khmel'nik, Vinnitza , Ukraine- DZIAKOWSKI, DZIAKOFSKI, SHAPIRA,
SHAPIFKA, SPITZ, TENZER, TANZER// Mogilov (Mogilev), Volhynia, UkrainE-
WEINER// Kishnev, Kalarash/Bessarabia (Moldova)- CLARIS, BARCHAYSH//
Volkovitz or Pinsk, Poland and Hull,England- POLLACK

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Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Looking for the family from the SINYAVA (SINOVER) or JAKOVITZ (DJAKIVCI, D'YAKOVTSY) area in KAMENTZ PODOLSK gobernya #ukraine

Monroe Ginsburg <monroeg@...>
 

I am looking for anyone with family members >from the SINYAVA (SINOVER)
or JAKOVITZ (DJAKIVCI, D'YAKOVTSY) area in KAMENTZ PODOLSK gobernya. I
would appreciate anyone with information on family >from these towns to
please contact me. Thanks.


Monroe Ginsburg
St. Louis, MO

Researching: Grodno, Belarus: GINZBURG (GINSBURG), GALPERN// Volpa or
Ros, Belarus: SORIN// Kobrin, Belarus- KOBRINSKI// Jakovitz, Sinyava,
Khmel'nik, Vinnitza , Ukraine- DZIAKOWSKI, DZIAKOFSKI, SHAPIRA,
SHAPIFKA, SPITZ, TENZER, TANZER// Mogilov (Mogilev), Volhynia, UkrainE-
WEINER// Kishnev, Kalarash/Bessarabia (Moldova)- CLARIS, BARCHAYSH//
Volkovitz or Pinsk, Poland and Hull,England- POLLACK

Moderator's Note: Please reply privately


Re: Hit a brick wall - William GINCIG #general

Debby Gincig Painter
 

Thank you to all who have written me with advice. I am ordering the death
certificates for both William and his wife to see what information it will hold.
Debby Gincig Painter
Constantine, Michigan


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re:Hit a brick wall - William GINCIG #general

Debby Gincig Painter
 

Thank you to all who have written me with advice. I am ordering the death
certificates for both William and his wife to see what information it will hold.
Debby Gincig Painter
Constantine, Michigan


researching: MASS (and MEYEROWITZ and now adding GOLDSTEIN) #general

marty <mandjmeyers@...>
 

I've made some progress tracking Moische MAFS >from Bresowice. Originally, I was
looking to trace Awrum Izhok MEYEROWITZ >from Brestovitsa, the same town my
great-grandfather Hirsch Tsvi MEYEROWITZ came from. According to a 1914 ship
manifest, Awrum was going to his aunt Rifke MEYEROWITZ, c/o Mafs on Sutter Ave
in Brooklyn.

After failing to find the address in the NY 1915 census at the NYC public
library, I came home and found that Steve Morse, yet again, had my solution in
hand. I was able to enter the address for Sutter Ave and get not only the 1920
ED but a button that took me directly to the film roll for the 1920 census. A
little searching and I found, 2 house numbers away on Sutter Ave, a Max MASS with
his wife Rebecca (presumably the aunt Rifke >from the ship manifest) and 3
children, Miriam, Abraham and Louis. A simple search for Max MASS in the 1930
census found Max with wife Beckie, and children Mary, Albert and Louis, now
living on Butler Avenue.

A little more searching on the ItalianGen site for NYC marriages found the 1932
marriage for Mary MASS and a Jack GOLDSTEIN. I also found that Max, Beckie and
many other MASS are buried at Mt. Carmel in the Brestovitser section, so
hopefully there is a good chance of finding descendents.

If any of this sounds familiar, please contact me directly at
meyers01@comcast.net.

Thanks,

Marty Meyers


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen researching: MASS (and MEYEROWITZ and now adding GOLDSTEIN) #general

marty <mandjmeyers@...>
 

I've made some progress tracking Moische MAFS >from Bresowice. Originally, I was
looking to trace Awrum Izhok MEYEROWITZ >from Brestovitsa, the same town my
great-grandfather Hirsch Tsvi MEYEROWITZ came from. According to a 1914 ship
manifest, Awrum was going to his aunt Rifke MEYEROWITZ, c/o Mafs on Sutter Ave
in Brooklyn.

After failing to find the address in the NY 1915 census at the NYC public
library, I came home and found that Steve Morse, yet again, had my solution in
hand. I was able to enter the address for Sutter Ave and get not only the 1920
ED but a button that took me directly to the film roll for the 1920 census. A
little searching and I found, 2 house numbers away on Sutter Ave, a Max MASS with
his wife Rebecca (presumably the aunt Rifke >from the ship manifest) and 3
children, Miriam, Abraham and Louis. A simple search for Max MASS in the 1930
census found Max with wife Beckie, and children Mary, Albert and Louis, now
living on Butler Avenue.

A little more searching on the ItalianGen site for NYC marriages found the 1932
marriage for Mary MASS and a Jack GOLDSTEIN. I also found that Max, Beckie and
many other MASS are buried at Mt. Carmel in the Brestovitser section, so
hopefully there is a good chance of finding descendents.

If any of this sounds familiar, please contact me directly at
meyers01@comcast.net.

Thanks,

Marty Meyers


My Computer Crashed!!!! #general

Bernie & Marlene Dobrin <dobrins@...>
 

My Computer Crashed!!!! Please if you have corresponded with me in the
past and have saved any of our interactions would you be so kind as to
resend all emails starting with April 2007. I, Marlene Kempner Dobrin
dobrins@cox.net was so pleased because I was at the end of my journey
through my father's photos album on viewmate and now I have to try to
recreate >from memory your translations.

Marlene Kempner Dobrin - Arizona USA
Family names Kempner, PoKempner, PaKempner, Mirvis, Rief, Westerman,
Melman, Zox, Sachs, Krechmer, Litt, Luntz, Meyerson, Marovich, Shanken,
Herzog, Hillman, Fleischman, Segall, Friedman, Dobrin, Schuman, Fuxman


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen My Computer Crashed!!!! #general

Bernie & Marlene Dobrin <dobrins@...>
 

My Computer Crashed!!!! Please if you have corresponded with me in the
past and have saved any of our interactions would you be so kind as to
resend all emails starting with April 2007. I, Marlene Kempner Dobrin
dobrins@cox.net was so pleased because I was at the end of my journey
through my father's photos album on viewmate and now I have to try to
recreate >from memory your translations.

Marlene Kempner Dobrin - Arizona USA
Family names Kempner, PoKempner, PaKempner, Mirvis, Rief, Westerman,
Melman, Zox, Sachs, Krechmer, Litt, Luntz, Meyerson, Marovich, Shanken,
Herzog, Hillman, Fleischman, Segall, Friedman, Dobrin, Schuman, Fuxman


Re: Latvian-English dictionaries #latvia

Mary Klevitsky
 

Sveiki!

Here are the links to the free online Latvian-English,
English-Latvian dictionaries:

http://dictionary.site.lv/

http://www.ectaco.co.uk/English-Latvian-Dictionary/

http://www.geocities DOT com/valtersf.geo/translate/

http://www.lingvosoft.com/English-Latvian-Dictionary/

http://www.freelang.net/dictionary/latvian.html

http://www.latvianforyou.com/


Velu sekmes! Good luck!

If you have any problems or need any kind of help with that, please
contact me - even though my Latvian is "rusty", I do speak it - I am
originally >from Riga, Latvia. And, by the way, I am going to visit
Riga in September of this year.


Mary Klevitsky

Subject: Latvian to English?
From: "Bea" <blspabas@btinternet.com>

If anyone knows of a free website where you can type some Latvian
and it automatically translates into English, please email me privately.
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Latvia SIG #Latvia Re: Latvian-English dictionaries #latvia

Mary Klevitsky
 

Sveiki!

Here are the links to the free online Latvian-English,
English-Latvian dictionaries:

http://dictionary.site.lv/

http://www.ectaco.co.uk/English-Latvian-Dictionary/

http://www.geocities DOT com/valtersf.geo/translate/

http://www.lingvosoft.com/English-Latvian-Dictionary/

http://www.freelang.net/dictionary/latvian.html

http://www.latvianforyou.com/


Velu sekmes! Good luck!

If you have any problems or need any kind of help with that, please
contact me - even though my Latvian is "rusty", I do speak it - I am
originally >from Riga, Latvia. And, by the way, I am going to visit
Riga in September of this year.


Mary Klevitsky

Subject: Latvian to English?
From: "Bea" <blspabas@btinternet.com>

If anyone knows of a free website where you can type some Latvian
and it automatically translates into English, please email me privately.
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