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Relatives survived the War? How do I find them??? #general

Leslie Weinberg <lbw50@...>
 

I just got some information >from the International Tracing Service
which shows not only that a niece of my grandmother returned to
Oradea, Romania, >from deportation, but her mother, my grandmother's
sister, returned as well. This makes no sense to me, in light of the
family's conviction that everyone had perished. Family actually went
to Oradea after the War and were told the family had perished.

I can understand a teenager ( the niece) not necessarily knowing whom
to contact, and where to find family, but certainly not the sister.
She had been writing to my grandmother for years, knew her married
name, knew she lived in NY. Even if my grandparents had moved, she
could have traced them.

I have no information on what happened to these two people after they
returned. Where do I even start to find Roszi REISS SZEGAL, and her
daughter Elvira?
Thank you,

Leslie Weinberg
lbw50@...
Searching EISEN - Tyczyn, Poland, Oradea, Romania, Paris France.
BLUMENBERG - Tyczyn, Poland. REISZ (REISS, REIS) - Oradea, Romania,
Hungary (all). NOVEMBER - Oradea, Galos Petri, Szalard Romania,
Hungary. GOLDSTEIN- Oradea. Scharf - Tyczyn, Poland. IRAM - Tyczyn
and all of Poland. GRIN - Hungary. DANSKOY - (DANSKOI, DONSKOY)
Nezhin, Ukraine. WEINBERG, SOMINSKY, MISCHINSKY- Valdemarpils, all of Latvia.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Relatives survived the War? How do I find them??? #general

Leslie Weinberg <lbw50@...>
 

I just got some information >from the International Tracing Service
which shows not only that a niece of my grandmother returned to
Oradea, Romania, >from deportation, but her mother, my grandmother's
sister, returned as well. This makes no sense to me, in light of the
family's conviction that everyone had perished. Family actually went
to Oradea after the War and were told the family had perished.

I can understand a teenager ( the niece) not necessarily knowing whom
to contact, and where to find family, but certainly not the sister.
She had been writing to my grandmother for years, knew her married
name, knew she lived in NY. Even if my grandparents had moved, she
could have traced them.

I have no information on what happened to these two people after they
returned. Where do I even start to find Roszi REISS SZEGAL, and her
daughter Elvira?
Thank you,

Leslie Weinberg
lbw50@...
Searching EISEN - Tyczyn, Poland, Oradea, Romania, Paris France.
BLUMENBERG - Tyczyn, Poland. REISZ (REISS, REIS) - Oradea, Romania,
Hungary (all). NOVEMBER - Oradea, Galos Petri, Szalard Romania,
Hungary. GOLDSTEIN- Oradea. Scharf - Tyczyn, Poland. IRAM - Tyczyn
and all of Poland. GRIN - Hungary. DANSKOY - (DANSKOI, DONSKOY)
Nezhin, Ukraine. WEINBERG, SOMINSKY, MISCHINSKY- Valdemarpils, all of Latvia.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen U.S. embassy registration lists, Moscow/Warsaw, 1930s #general

l willis <lwil2@...>
 

Hello group,

Thanks to the people who have contacted me since my last posting in February
asking for help with information regarding Jews who might have lived in Calcutta,
India, before and during the war. I would now like to locate copies of the lists
of people who registered with the U.S. embassies in Moscow (when it opened in
1933/34) and in Warsaw, where many of the people working in the U.S.S.R. went to
renew their passports/visas.

I managed to track down a journalist who lived in Moscow and he had partial lists
of U.S. citizens who had registered with the U.S. embassy beginning in 1935. I
am trying to find out something about U.S. citizens who were already working in
the U.S.S.R. before that date and who would have come out, most probably from
what I understand, to Warsaw to make contact with the U.S. embassy for any
consular paperwork. As many of the American engineers, journalists, etc. who
were living in Moscow at the time were Jewish, I was wondering if anyone at this
site has had occasion to track down information on a family member through these
lists. I do know they exist - it's finding them that is the problem.
Thank you for your help.
Linda Williams


U.S. embassy registration lists, Moscow/Warsaw, 1930s #general

l willis <lwil2@...>
 

Hello group,

Thanks to the people who have contacted me since my last posting in February
asking for help with information regarding Jews who might have lived in Calcutta,
India, before and during the war. I would now like to locate copies of the lists
of people who registered with the U.S. embassies in Moscow (when it opened in
1933/34) and in Warsaw, where many of the people working in the U.S.S.R. went to
renew their passports/visas.

I managed to track down a journalist who lived in Moscow and he had partial lists
of U.S. citizens who had registered with the U.S. embassy beginning in 1935. I
am trying to find out something about U.S. citizens who were already working in
the U.S.S.R. before that date and who would have come out, most probably from
what I understand, to Warsaw to make contact with the U.S. embassy for any
consular paperwork. As many of the American engineers, journalists, etc. who
were living in Moscow at the time were Jewish, I was wondering if anyone at this
site has had occasion to track down information on a family member through these
lists. I do know they exist - it's finding them that is the problem.
Thank you for your help.
Linda Williams


Re: [Puzzling Words] Temele #general

Wegner, Peter
 

Les Culank wrote:
<There was a Temma in our GATOFF family.>
<Prof Esterson's JewishGen Names Database includes several diminutives with an
added l such as Temerl. He notes the origin >from Tamar.>

In my judgment, it is far more likely that "Tema" as a Russian-Jewish name came
to Jews as a nickname for the Russian name Tamara -- and not directly >from the
Hebrew biblical name Tamar (regardless of whether the latter was the source of
the Russian name Tamara, as some people assert). Certainly "Tamara" seems to
have been commoner among Russian gentiles than the Hebrew "Tamar" among
traditional European Jewish women -- who, however, were often given versions of
Russian/Polish female names and the corresponding nicknames.

In modern times, the biblical Hebrew name Tamar has become more common due to
its popularity mong Israelis. Actually the Bible speaks of two women named Tamar. One was the wife of Er, son of Judah (see Genesis ch 37); the other was King David's daughter Tamar -- who was mainly famous for being raped by her half-brother, Amnon son of David (see 2 Samuel ch 13).

Judith Romney Wegner
jrw@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen RE: [Puzzling Words] Temele #general

Wegner, Peter
 

Les Culank wrote:
<There was a Temma in our GATOFF family.>
<Prof Esterson's JewishGen Names Database includes several diminutives with an
added l such as Temerl. He notes the origin >from Tamar.>

In my judgment, it is far more likely that "Tema" as a Russian-Jewish name came
to Jews as a nickname for the Russian name Tamara -- and not directly >from the
Hebrew biblical name Tamar (regardless of whether the latter was the source of
the Russian name Tamara, as some people assert). Certainly "Tamara" seems to
have been commoner among Russian gentiles than the Hebrew "Tamar" among
traditional European Jewish women -- who, however, were often given versions of
Russian/Polish female names and the corresponding nicknames.

In modern times, the biblical Hebrew name Tamar has become more common due to
its popularity mong Israelis. Actually the Bible speaks of two women named Tamar. One was the wife of Er, son of Judah (see Genesis ch 37); the other was King David's daughter Tamar -- who was mainly famous for being raped by her half-brother, Amnon son of David (see 2 Samuel ch 13).

Judith Romney Wegner
jrw@...


Sephardic SIG #Sephardim Re: Rabbi Refael Yosef ben Rabi #sephardic

Jeff at SG
 

You should search in the SephardicGen databases which now contain in excess
of 70,000 names. Start with:
http://www.sephardicgen.com/databases/IndexSrchfrm.html

You'll find Ribbi/Ben Ribbi families in both Morocco and Turkey. There are
also Rebi/Ben Rebi, etc. in Algeria, Tunisia, etc.

Jeff Malka
"Sephardic Genealogy: Discovering your Sephardic Ancestors and their
World", Avotaynu, 2002
"SephardicGen Resources" website: http://www.sephardicgen.com/

...My family traces back to a Raphael Rebi, who
may or may not have been >from Livorno, but definitely lived out his
days in Izmir. And it has been a problem as to ascertaining what the
family name was in Livorno. I also know for a fact that the family
spells the name in many forms, including Rebi, Ribi, Ribbi, Raby,
Reby, and Rabi...


Re: Rabbi Refael Yosef ben Rabi #rabbinic

Jeff at SG
 

You should search in the SephardicGen databases which now contain in excess
of 70,000 names. Start with:
http://www.sephardicgen.com/databases/IndexSrchfrm.html

You'll find Ribbi/Ben Ribbi families in both Morocco and Turkey. There are
also Rebi/Ben Rebi, etc. in Algeria, Tunisia, etc.

Jeff Malka
"Sephardic Genealogy: Discovering your Sephardic Ancestors and their
World", Avotaynu, 2002
"SephardicGen Resources" website: http://www.sephardicgen.com/

...My family traces back to a Raphael Rebi, who
may or may not have been >from Livorno, but definitely lived out his
days in Izmir. And it has been a problem as to ascertaining what the
family name was in Livorno. I also know for a fact that the family
spells the name in many forms, including Rebi, Ribi, Ribbi, Raby,
Reby, and Rabi...


Search for information Metz #france

SDClement@...
 

Hello FrenchSig:

I just joined FrenchSig.

I have been doing genealogy research for about three years, ever since I
confirmed my life-long hunch that my grandfather was indeed Jewish. My prior
Jewish Genealogical research took place in Switzerland (where my grandfather
was born and where my great grandparents died and are buried) and in Bohemia
(now Czech Republic) (where my grandfather's siblings were born and where my
great grandparents and earlier generations were born). In both countries, I
ultimately received extensive help >from professional genealogists, one in
Zurich, and one in Prague. I began German Jewish genealogical research when I
learned that two of my grandfather's siblings had moved to Germany.

I joined FrenchSig because genealogical research in Germany, in part
assisted by GerSig, led me to archive centers and historians in Munich. Through
these sources, I discovered a document in the Munich archives that stating that
one of the relatives for whom I search, my grandfather's oldest sibling,
moved to Metz, France, in 1907.

I am searching for information about the following individuals:

Kamila (sometimes Camilla) LOEWI/LOWI(o umlaut)(maiden name)(sometimes LOEVY
or LEVY)

In prior research, I learned:
Kamila LOEWI was born in Warnsdorf (Bohemia) on 25.04.1882.
Kamila (Camilla) LOEWI was recorded as living in Munich 14.12.1904.
Kamila (Camilla) LOEWI (LOEWY) was recorded as departing Munich for Metz,
France, in 1907.

My primary research goal is: to learn as much as possible about my
grandfather's sister Kamila in France. Where did she live, did she marry,
did she have children, where and how did she and any husband or child die?

I am also interested in suggestions regarding individuals who might help me
conduct research, and search archives, in France, especially in the area
surrounding Metz.

My JGFF Research ID number is 166278.

Thank you for your assistance.

Sally Clement
New York City, USA


French SIG #France Search for information Metz #france

SDClement@...
 

Hello FrenchSig:

I just joined FrenchSig.

I have been doing genealogy research for about three years, ever since I
confirmed my life-long hunch that my grandfather was indeed Jewish. My prior
Jewish Genealogical research took place in Switzerland (where my grandfather
was born and where my great grandparents died and are buried) and in Bohemia
(now Czech Republic) (where my grandfather's siblings were born and where my
great grandparents and earlier generations were born). In both countries, I
ultimately received extensive help >from professional genealogists, one in
Zurich, and one in Prague. I began German Jewish genealogical research when I
learned that two of my grandfather's siblings had moved to Germany.

I joined FrenchSig because genealogical research in Germany, in part
assisted by GerSig, led me to archive centers and historians in Munich. Through
these sources, I discovered a document in the Munich archives that stating that
one of the relatives for whom I search, my grandfather's oldest sibling,
moved to Metz, France, in 1907.

I am searching for information about the following individuals:

Kamila (sometimes Camilla) LOEWI/LOWI(o umlaut)(maiden name)(sometimes LOEVY
or LEVY)

In prior research, I learned:
Kamila LOEWI was born in Warnsdorf (Bohemia) on 25.04.1882.
Kamila (Camilla) LOEWI was recorded as living in Munich 14.12.1904.
Kamila (Camilla) LOEWI (LOEWY) was recorded as departing Munich for Metz,
France, in 1907.

My primary research goal is: to learn as much as possible about my
grandfather's sister Kamila in France. Where did she live, did she marry,
did she have children, where and how did she and any husband or child die?

I am also interested in suggestions regarding individuals who might help me
conduct research, and search archives, in France, especially in the area
surrounding Metz.

My JGFF Research ID number is 166278.

Thank you for your assistance.

Sally Clement
New York City, USA


Conference Updates - 4 important items #courland #latvia

ANNE LEE <information@...>
 

There are four (4) items below concerning important information about the
conference.

(1) Registration is now open for the following sightseeing tours we are
sponsoring.

Chicago Jewish Roots Tours: Three different narrated motor coach tours of
historic Jewish Chicago, each on a different day are being offered. The
tours will be led by Dr. Irving Cutler, author of The Jews of Chicago: >from
Shtetl to Suburb. Each tour emphasizes a different set of neighborhoods and
each one leaves the Marriott at 12 noon, returning at about 5:00 p.m. The
charge per tour is $35.00 per person. Guests are welcome, even if not
registered for the Conference. Advance reservations are required.

Spertus Museum Tour: We are sponsoring a one and one-half hour tour of this
outstanding Jewish Museum and Educational Center, led by a docent. The
Spertus tour will take place on Tuesday, August 19, 2008, beginning at 10:00
a.m. The charge for the tour is $15.00 per person. Guests are welcome, even
if not registered for the Conference. Participants will meet at the Spertus
Institute. Advance reservations are required

For more information on these tours, please go to www.Chicago2008.org You
can find the details at the FAQs (go to the end of the list) and at Breaking
News.

(2) Registration for transportation to and >from the Chicago area Jewish
cemeteries and the non-sectarian cemeteries with Jewish sections is now
posted on the Conference Registration website. When registering for
transportation, please be careful to select the day and time you prefer, as
there are multiple trips to most of the cemeteries. The charge for each
round-trip is $30.00 per person. Please read all the details about the
cemetery transportation very carefully. You can find it on the conference
website FAQs (go to the very end) and on Breaking News (found at
www.Chicago2008.org)
Advance reservations are required.

To register for the tours and/or the cemetery transportation, please do the
following:
----If you have already registered for the conference, go to Registration
Update:
www.chicago2008.org/registration_update.cfm
----If you have not ready registered for the Conference, go to Register Now:
www.chicago2008.org/registration_information.cfm

(3) Exciting news regarding the JRI-Poland luncheon. A senior official of
the new Museum the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw will be the luncheon
speaker. You can find more information at Breaking News on the conference
website. Be sure to check out the other luncheons and breakfasts with
experts. Interesting topics are the focus of all those meal functions.

(4) Finally, there is still space available in the computer workshops. You
will learn a great deal if you participate in one or more of these special
classes. Sign up now so you reserve your space.

See you all quite soon.
On behalf of the IAJGS and our co-hosts, JGS of Illinois and Illiana JGS,
Anne Feder Lee
Mike Posnick
Joel Spector
Conference Co-Chairs


Courland SIG #Courland #Latvia Conference Updates - 4 important items #courland #latvia

ANNE LEE <information@...>
 

There are four (4) items below concerning important information about the
conference.

(1) Registration is now open for the following sightseeing tours we are
sponsoring.

Chicago Jewish Roots Tours: Three different narrated motor coach tours of
historic Jewish Chicago, each on a different day are being offered. The
tours will be led by Dr. Irving Cutler, author of The Jews of Chicago: >from
Shtetl to Suburb. Each tour emphasizes a different set of neighborhoods and
each one leaves the Marriott at 12 noon, returning at about 5:00 p.m. The
charge per tour is $35.00 per person. Guests are welcome, even if not
registered for the Conference. Advance reservations are required.

Spertus Museum Tour: We are sponsoring a one and one-half hour tour of this
outstanding Jewish Museum and Educational Center, led by a docent. The
Spertus tour will take place on Tuesday, August 19, 2008, beginning at 10:00
a.m. The charge for the tour is $15.00 per person. Guests are welcome, even
if not registered for the Conference. Participants will meet at the Spertus
Institute. Advance reservations are required

For more information on these tours, please go to www.Chicago2008.org You
can find the details at the FAQs (go to the end of the list) and at Breaking
News.

(2) Registration for transportation to and >from the Chicago area Jewish
cemeteries and the non-sectarian cemeteries with Jewish sections is now
posted on the Conference Registration website. When registering for
transportation, please be careful to select the day and time you prefer, as
there are multiple trips to most of the cemeteries. The charge for each
round-trip is $30.00 per person. Please read all the details about the
cemetery transportation very carefully. You can find it on the conference
website FAQs (go to the very end) and on Breaking News (found at
www.Chicago2008.org)
Advance reservations are required.

To register for the tours and/or the cemetery transportation, please do the
following:
----If you have already registered for the conference, go to Registration
Update:
www.chicago2008.org/registration_update.cfm
----If you have not ready registered for the Conference, go to Register Now:
www.chicago2008.org/registration_information.cfm

(3) Exciting news regarding the JRI-Poland luncheon. A senior official of
the new Museum the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw will be the luncheon
speaker. You can find more information at Breaking News on the conference
website. Be sure to check out the other luncheons and breakfasts with
experts. Interesting topics are the focus of all those meal functions.

(4) Finally, there is still space available in the computer workshops. You
will learn a great deal if you participate in one or more of these special
classes. Sign up now so you reserve your space.

See you all quite soon.
On behalf of the IAJGS and our co-hosts, JGS of Illinois and Illiana JGS,
Anne Feder Lee
Mike Posnick
Joel Spector
Conference Co-Chairs


South Africa SIG #SouthAfrica Conference Updates - 4 important items #southafrica

ANNE LEE <information@...>
 

There are four (4) items below concerning important information about the
conference.

(1) Registration is now open for the following sightseeing tours we are
sponsoring.

Chicago Jewish Roots Tours: Three different narrated motor coach tours of
historic Jewish Chicago, each on a different day are being offered. The
tours will be led by Dr. Irving Cutler, author of The Jews of Chicago: >from
Shtetl to Suburb. Each tour emphasizes a different set of neighborhoods and
each one leaves the Marriott at 12 noon, returning at about 5:00 p.m. The
charge per tour is $35.00 per person. Guests are welcome, even if not
registered for the Conference. Advance reservations are required.

Spertus Museum Tour: We are sponsoring a one and one-half hour tour of this
outstanding Jewish Museum and Educational Center, led by a docent. The
Spertus tour will take place on Tuesday, August 19, 2008, beginning at 10:00
a.m. The charge for the tour is $15.00 per person. Guests are welcome, even
if not registered for the Conference. Participants will meet at the Spertus
Institute. Advance reservations are required

For more information on these tours, please go to www.Chicago2008.org You
can find the details at the FAQs (go to the end of the list) and at Breaking
News.

(2) Registration for transportation to and >from the Chicago area Jewish
cemeteries and the non-sectarian cemeteries with Jewish sections is now
posted on the Conference Registration website. When registering for
transportation, please be careful to select the day and time you prefer, as
there are multiple trips to most of the cemeteries. The charge for each
round-trip is $30.00 per person. Please read all the details about the
cemetery transportation very carefully. You can find it on the conference
website FAQs (go to the very end) and on Breaking News (found at
www.Chicago2008.org)
Advance reservations are required.

To register for the tours and/or the cemetery transportation, please do the
following:
----If you have already registered for the conference, go to Registration
Update:
www.chicago2008.org/registration_update.cfm
----If you have not ready registered for the Conference, go to Register Now:
www.chicago2008.org/registration_information.cfm

(3) Exciting news regarding the JRI-Poland luncheon. A senior official of
the new Museum the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw will be the luncheon
speaker. You can find more information at Breaking News on the conference
website. Be sure to check out the other luncheons and breakfasts with
experts. Interesting topics are the focus of all those meal functions.

(4) Finally, there is still space available in the computer workshops. You
will learn a great deal if you participate in one or more of these special
classes. Sign up now so you reserve your space.

See you all quite soon.
On behalf of the IAJGS and our co-hosts, JGS of Illinois and Illiana JGS,
Anne Feder Lee
Mike Posnick
Joel Spector
Conference Co-Chairs


Conference Updates - 4 important items #southafrica

ANNE LEE <information@...>
 

There are four (4) items below concerning important information about the
conference.

(1) Registration is now open for the following sightseeing tours we are
sponsoring.

Chicago Jewish Roots Tours: Three different narrated motor coach tours of
historic Jewish Chicago, each on a different day are being offered. The
tours will be led by Dr. Irving Cutler, author of The Jews of Chicago: >from
Shtetl to Suburb. Each tour emphasizes a different set of neighborhoods and
each one leaves the Marriott at 12 noon, returning at about 5:00 p.m. The
charge per tour is $35.00 per person. Guests are welcome, even if not
registered for the Conference. Advance reservations are required.

Spertus Museum Tour: We are sponsoring a one and one-half hour tour of this
outstanding Jewish Museum and Educational Center, led by a docent. The
Spertus tour will take place on Tuesday, August 19, 2008, beginning at 10:00
a.m. The charge for the tour is $15.00 per person. Guests are welcome, even
if not registered for the Conference. Participants will meet at the Spertus
Institute. Advance reservations are required

For more information on these tours, please go to www.Chicago2008.org You
can find the details at the FAQs (go to the end of the list) and at Breaking
News.

(2) Registration for transportation to and >from the Chicago area Jewish
cemeteries and the non-sectarian cemeteries with Jewish sections is now
posted on the Conference Registration website. When registering for
transportation, please be careful to select the day and time you prefer, as
there are multiple trips to most of the cemeteries. The charge for each
round-trip is $30.00 per person. Please read all the details about the
cemetery transportation very carefully. You can find it on the conference
website FAQs (go to the very end) and on Breaking News (found at
www.Chicago2008.org)
Advance reservations are required.

To register for the tours and/or the cemetery transportation, please do the
following:
----If you have already registered for the conference, go to Registration
Update:
www.chicago2008.org/registration_update.cfm
----If you have not ready registered for the Conference, go to Register Now:
www.chicago2008.org/registration_information.cfm

(3) Exciting news regarding the JRI-Poland luncheon. A senior official of
the new Museum the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw will be the luncheon
speaker. You can find more information at Breaking News on the conference
website. Be sure to check out the other luncheons and breakfasts with
experts. Interesting topics are the focus of all those meal functions.

(4) Finally, there is still space available in the computer workshops. You
will learn a great deal if you participate in one or more of these special
classes. Sign up now so you reserve your space.

See you all quite soon.
On behalf of the IAJGS and our co-hosts, JGS of Illinois and Illiana JGS,
Anne Feder Lee
Mike Posnick
Joel Spector
Conference Co-Chairs


EXCHANGE RATE FOR FORINTS #hungary

Bonnie Frederics <bfrederics@...>
 

Hi Siggers,

Would anybody know what the exchange rate to US dollars would have been on
5,000F in or around 1879 or even today? My great-grandmother paid a dowry of
that amount to her groom.

Thanks in advance.

Sincerely,
Bonnie Zeisler Frederics
Tucson, AZ


Hungary SIG #Hungary EXCHANGE RATE FOR FORINTS #hungary

Bonnie Frederics <bfrederics@...>
 

Hi Siggers,

Would anybody know what the exchange rate to US dollars would have been on
5,000F in or around 1879 or even today? My great-grandmother paid a dowry of
that amount to her groom.

Thanks in advance.

Sincerely,
Bonnie Zeisler Frederics
Tucson, AZ


Weiss de Szurda #hungary

Sarah&Laurent Kassel <kassells@...>
 

Dear fellow genners,

My great-grand mother Alice WEISS was born in Pest on March 3 1869. It is also sometimes spelled WEISZ.

Today I saw for the first time the obituary of her mother-in-law (in 1937) and she appears as Alice KLINGER nee WEISS DE SZURDA. I never heard of SZURDA before. A quick check in Google brought a few WEISS von SZURDA.

Does somebody know what is the origin of this name?

Best regards,

Laurent KASSEL, Moreshet, Israel
Researching:
KLINGER Rajka, Bratislava, Vienna
HERZFELD Bratislava
MAUTHNER Kittsee, Budapest
KITTZEER Bratislava, Budapest


Hungary SIG #Hungary Weiss de Szurda #hungary

Sarah&Laurent Kassel <kassells@...>
 

Dear fellow genners,

My great-grand mother Alice WEISS was born in Pest on March 3 1869. It is also sometimes spelled WEISZ.

Today I saw for the first time the obituary of her mother-in-law (in 1937) and she appears as Alice KLINGER nee WEISS DE SZURDA. I never heard of SZURDA before. A quick check in Google brought a few WEISS von SZURDA.

Does somebody know what is the origin of this name?

Best regards,

Laurent KASSEL, Moreshet, Israel
Researching:
KLINGER Rajka, Bratislava, Vienna
HERZFELD Bratislava
MAUTHNER Kittsee, Budapest
KITTZEER Bratislava, Budapest


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine A Request from the Central Archives for the HIstory of the Jewish People #ukraine

Ronald D. Doctor <rondoctor@...>
 

As many of you know, the Central Archives for the History of the Jewish
People is a remarkable resource for data and historical information
about our towns and our ancestors. Hadassah Assouline, the Director of
the Central Archives, has been wonderfully cooperative in helping us
obtain documents, some dating back to the 1600s. Now, Hadassah has
requested our help. Rather than paraphrase her request, let me just
quote it:

"Perhaps you could be of assistance in another fashion. Personal or
family correspondence written >from Eastern Europe to relatives in
the United States, Israel or elsewhere are important sources for
historical research, especially for the years preceding the outbreak
of World War II, but not only. Many people holding such letters
have sentiments towards them, but are unaware of their historical
significance.

"We are very interested in collecting such material, in the original
or photocopy and would be grateful if you could use your network to
inform the members of the historical significance of such materials
and ask them to deposit them with the Central Archives."

I hope some of you can help. If you can, send your materials directly
to Hadassah. Here is her contact information:

Hadassah Assouline

THE CENTRAL ARCHIVES FOR THE HISTORY OF THE JEWISH PEOPLE
Location: Hi-Tech Village 3/4, Giv'at Ram Campus, Hebrew University
of Jerusalem
Postal Address: POB 39077, Jerusalem 91390
Tel. 972-2-6586249
Fax 972-2-6535426
E-Mail: archives@... <mailto:archives@...>
Website; http://sites.huji.ac.il/archives

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Co-Coordinator, Kremenets Shtetl CO-OP/Jewish Records Indexing - Poland
an activity of the Kremenets-District Research Group


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Conference Updates - 4 important items #ukraine

ANNE LEE <information@...>
 

There are four (4) items below concerning important information about the
conference.

(1) Registration is now open for the following sightseeing tours we are
sponsoring.

Chicago Jewish Roots Tours: Three different narrated motor coach tours of
historic Jewish Chicago, each on a different day are being offered. The
tours will be led by Dr. Irving Cutler, author of The Jews of Chicago: >from
Shtetl to Suburb. Each tour emphasizes a different set of neighborhoods and
each one leaves the Marriott at 12 noon, returning at about 5:00 p.m. The
charge per tour is $35.00 per person. Guests are welcome, even if not
registered for the Conference. Advance reservations are required.

Spertus Museum Tour: We are sponsoring a one and one-half hour tour of this
outstanding Jewish Museum and Educational Center, led by a docent. The
Spertus tour will take place on Tuesday, August 19, 2008, beginning at 10:00
a.m. The charge for the tour is $15.00 per person. Guests are welcome, even
if not registered for the Conference. Participants will meet at the Spertus
Institute. Advance reservations are required

For more information on these tours, please go to www.Chicago2008.org You
can find the details at the FAQs (go to the end of the list) and at Breaking
News.

(2) Registration for transportation to and >from the Chicago area Jewish
cemeteries and the non-sectarian cemeteries with Jewish sections is now
posted on the Conference Registration website. When registering for
transportation, please be careful to select the day and time you prefer, as
there are multiple trips to most of the cemeteries. The charge for each
round-trip is $30.00 per person. Please read all the details about the
cemetery transportation very carefully. You can find it on the conference
website FAQs (go to the very end) and on Breaking News (found at
www.Chicago2008.org)
Advance reservations are required.

To register for the tours and/or the cemetery transportation, please do the
following:
----If you have already registered for the conference, go to Registration
Update:
www.chicago2008.org/registration_update.cfm
----If you have not ready registered for the Conference, go to Register Now:
www.chicago2008.org/registration_information.cfm

(3) Exciting news regarding the JRI-Poland luncheon. A senior official of
the new Museum the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw will be the luncheon
speaker. You can find more information at Breaking News on the conference
website. Be sure to check out the other luncheons and breakfasts with
experts. Interesting topics are the focus of all those meal functions.

(4) Finally, there is still space available in the computer workshops. You
will learn a great deal if you participate in one or more of these special
classes. Sign up now so you reserve your space.

See you all quite soon.
On behalf of the IAJGS and our co-hosts, JGS of Illinois and Illiana JGS,
Anne Feder Lee
Mike Posnick
Joel Spector
Conference Co-Chairs