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Special Announcement - Series of Articles by Lisa Thaler #ukraine

Groll, Avraham
 

We are pleased to announce that author and family historian Lisa Thaler
will be contributing a series of articles to the JewishGen blog
(<www.JewishGen.blogspot.com>) entitled "Framing History: Sacha Kolin
in The Rose Art Museum's Permanent Collections."

Lisa spent ten years uncovering the life story and oeuvre of the Jewish
emigre artist Sacha Kolin (1911 Paris-1981 New York). Her groundbreaking
research methods are demonstrated in her biography Look Up: The Life and
Art of Sacha Kolin (New York: Midmarch Arts Press, 2008).

from the mid-1960s, campus museums acquired hundreds of Kolins,
including 32 artworks at Brandeis University's The Rose Art Museum. The
University's announcement on January 26, 2009, later modified, to
deaccession its art collection generated fervent commentary.

In this three-part series "Framing History," Lisa places the academic
museum in historical context, explaining the economic policies and
social factors that fueled the explosive growth of campus museums in
this era, and highlighting the archival records generated by the museum
community. Family historians may apply these strategies to any
occupation and to conduct cross-disciplinary studies.

The "framing history" articles will be posted on the JewishGen blog
(<www.JewishGen.blogspot.com>) beginning Friday, March 27th.

Enjoy!

Avraham Groll
Administrator of JewishGen
Project Manager of JewishGen Yizkor Books
Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust
36 Battery Place
New York, NY 10280
T 646.437.4326
F 646.437.4328
<agroll@mjhnyc.org>
<www.mjhnyc.org>

Read our blog: <www.JewishGen.blogspot.com>


BRATSLAV VINNITSA ARCHIVES #ukraine

SuzanEsserm@...
 

Does anyone have the following information: 1] What is the current status of
the Bratslav Vinnitsa records post the Archives fire? 2] Are these records
available on line to the general public?

Thank you. Dr. Suzanne Esserman,
Puerto Rico, U.S.A.


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Special Announcement - Series of Articles by Lisa Thaler #ukraine

Groll, Avraham
 

We are pleased to announce that author and family historian Lisa Thaler
will be contributing a series of articles to the JewishGen blog
(<www.JewishGen.blogspot.com>) entitled "Framing History: Sacha Kolin
in The Rose Art Museum's Permanent Collections."

Lisa spent ten years uncovering the life story and oeuvre of the Jewish
emigre artist Sacha Kolin (1911 Paris-1981 New York). Her groundbreaking
research methods are demonstrated in her biography Look Up: The Life and
Art of Sacha Kolin (New York: Midmarch Arts Press, 2008).

from the mid-1960s, campus museums acquired hundreds of Kolins,
including 32 artworks at Brandeis University's The Rose Art Museum. The
University's announcement on January 26, 2009, later modified, to
deaccession its art collection generated fervent commentary.

In this three-part series "Framing History," Lisa places the academic
museum in historical context, explaining the economic policies and
social factors that fueled the explosive growth of campus museums in
this era, and highlighting the archival records generated by the museum
community. Family historians may apply these strategies to any
occupation and to conduct cross-disciplinary studies.

The "framing history" articles will be posted on the JewishGen blog
(<www.JewishGen.blogspot.com>) beginning Friday, March 27th.

Enjoy!

Avraham Groll
Administrator of JewishGen
Project Manager of JewishGen Yizkor Books
Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust
36 Battery Place
New York, NY 10280
T 646.437.4326
F 646.437.4328
<agroll@mjhnyc.org>
<www.mjhnyc.org>

Read our blog: <www.JewishGen.blogspot.com>


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine BRATSLAV VINNITSA ARCHIVES #ukraine

SuzanEsserm@...
 

Does anyone have the following information: 1] What is the current status of
the Bratslav Vinnitsa records post the Archives fire? 2] Are these records
available on line to the general public?

Thank you. Dr. Suzanne Esserman,
Puerto Rico, U.S.A.


Guide to businesses of the Russian Empire, 1891 #lithuania

Danielle Weiner <lovemom51@...>
 

To Jules Levin,

Where did you actually find the guide to businesses of the Russian Empire,
1891 that you mentioned? At one of the libraries you listed in your
response? I have been searching for some documentation on my ggf's
artificial mineral water plant by the name of Berger. It is listed in
the VSIA Vilna database for 1915 as being at #17 Spitalnaya St. in Vilna.
I would like to find out when the business was started and how long it
continued after 1915.

My ggf's name was Yankel Vainerovich, so I would also like to know where
the name 'Berger' came from.

Thank you,
Danielle Weiner
Searching: VAINEROVICH - Vilna and Butrimonys; GELER - Vilna and
Rudamina; SCHULOWSKI - Vilna


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Guide to businesses of the Russian Empire, 1891 #lithuania

Danielle Weiner <lovemom51@...>
 

To Jules Levin,

Where did you actually find the guide to businesses of the Russian Empire,
1891 that you mentioned? At one of the libraries you listed in your
response? I have been searching for some documentation on my ggf's
artificial mineral water plant by the name of Berger. It is listed in
the VSIA Vilna database for 1915 as being at #17 Spitalnaya St. in Vilna.
I would like to find out when the business was started and how long it
continued after 1915.

My ggf's name was Yankel Vainerovich, so I would also like to know where
the name 'Berger' came from.

Thank you,
Danielle Weiner
Searching: VAINEROVICH - Vilna and Butrimonys; GELER - Vilna and
Rudamina; SCHULOWSKI - Vilna


Upcoming Seminar in Vilnius #lithuania

Danielle Weiner <lovemom51@...>
 

I have recently been in touch with Professor Dovid Katz of Vilnius
University and The Vilnius Yiddish Institute in (where else?) Vilnius,
Lithuania. He advised me of a fascinating once-only two-week seminar
on Jewish Lithuania which is part of the Summer Literary Seminars for
which he serves as Program Director. It is intended for English-speaking
individuals.

Please take a minute to look over this link about the program that
describes it in great detail and includes links to lodging
possibilities and such.

http://www.sumlitsem.org/lithuania/jewishlithuania.html

Danielle Weiner
Dallas, TX
Searching - VAIANEROVICH-Vilna and Butrimonys; GELER-Vilna and Rudamina;
SCHULOWSKI-Vilna


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Upcoming Seminar in Vilnius #lithuania

Danielle Weiner <lovemom51@...>
 

I have recently been in touch with Professor Dovid Katz of Vilnius
University and The Vilnius Yiddish Institute in (where else?) Vilnius,
Lithuania. He advised me of a fascinating once-only two-week seminar
on Jewish Lithuania which is part of the Summer Literary Seminars for
which he serves as Program Director. It is intended for English-speaking
individuals.

Please take a minute to look over this link about the program that
describes it in great detail and includes links to lodging
possibilities and such.

http://www.sumlitsem.org/lithuania/jewishlithuania.html

Danielle Weiner
Dallas, TX
Searching - VAIANEROVICH-Vilna and Butrimonys; GELER-Vilna and Rudamina;
SCHULOWSKI-Vilna


ROTSZYLD from Belchatow and Piotrkow #general

sbloom@...
 

I am looking for present day descendants of the ROTSZYLD (Polish spelling of
Rothschild) family of Belchatow and Piotrkow (both in central Poland, near Lodz).
I have already looked at JRI-Poland (and ordered relevant documents that were
order-able) and put this name on JGFF.

However, I thought there might be some folks reading this who knew about this
family, or might know someone who is likely to have connections to this family.

I can trace this family to Fajwel ROTSZYLD of Belchatow, who may have had multiple
children, but the only one I know of is Szamaj ROTSZYLD (whose mother was Bluma of
Piotrkow). Fajwel lived >from about 1780 to the 1840's. Szamaj lived >from 1807 to
about 1880 and died in Lodz. Szamaj was the half-brother of Yankel BLUMENZON (1795-
1885), a rabbi of Widoma, Poland, and my 4th great grandfather. Szamaj had many
children. The only descendants I know of though seemed to have all been killed
during the Holocaust.

This family also had relatives in Zdunska Wola, Sieradz and Przedborz. Some other
related names are: GLOGOWSKI, HENDELES

Steve Bloom
Central Virginia


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen ROTSZYLD from Belchatow and Piotrkow #general

sbloom@...
 

I am looking for present day descendants of the ROTSZYLD (Polish spelling of
Rothschild) family of Belchatow and Piotrkow (both in central Poland, near Lodz).
I have already looked at JRI-Poland (and ordered relevant documents that were
order-able) and put this name on JGFF.

However, I thought there might be some folks reading this who knew about this
family, or might know someone who is likely to have connections to this family.

I can trace this family to Fajwel ROTSZYLD of Belchatow, who may have had multiple
children, but the only one I know of is Szamaj ROTSZYLD (whose mother was Bluma of
Piotrkow). Fajwel lived >from about 1780 to the 1840's. Szamaj lived >from 1807 to
about 1880 and died in Lodz. Szamaj was the half-brother of Yankel BLUMENZON (1795-
1885), a rabbi of Widoma, Poland, and my 4th great grandfather. Szamaj had many
children. The only descendants I know of though seemed to have all been killed
during the Holocaust.

This family also had relatives in Zdunska Wola, Sieradz and Przedborz. Some other
related names are: GLOGOWSKI, HENDELES

Steve Bloom
Central Virginia


Announcement of 2009 Nominating Task Force #lithuania

DBH12345@...
 

Dear fellow Litvaks:

The LitvakSIG Bylaws call for appointment of the Nominating Task Force
(new name for Nominating Committee) on or before April 1 of each year.

This year the Task Force will be chaired by Howard Margol, who is designated
as our immediate past president. As president I have appointed Judy Baston,
representing the Board of Directors, and Linda Cantor, representing our
Members. The Board has chosen Sally Mizroch >from the Board, and Sam Aaron
from the Membership to complete the five person group.
The Nominating Task Force will consider all interested Dues Paying Members
to fill the three positions which become open this year and were filled by
Howard Margol, Dorothy Leivers and Joel Ratner. Any of these people may
express their desire for a second term, and be considered by the Nominating
Task Force, along with others who apply.

The recommendation of the Nominating Task Force is final, but our Bylaws
provide that any qualified candidates who are not recommended, will be able
to nominate themselves, and have their biographical statements and summary
of what they can contribute to the Board, added to the web site and have
their names placed on the ballot.

The election will take place primarily by e-mail during the weeks before
the IAJGS Conference on Jewish Genealogy meeting in Philadelphia in August.
Dues-paying members who do not vote before the meeting, will have the
opportunity to vote in person at the Conference.

Howard Margol, as the Nominating Task Force chair, will post details
regarding the nominating process in the Digest and on our
www.litvaksig.org and www.litvaksig.com (Members Only) web sites.

David Hoffman
President
LitvakSIG


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Announcement of 2009 Nominating Task Force #lithuania

DBH12345@...
 

Dear fellow Litvaks:

The LitvakSIG Bylaws call for appointment of the Nominating Task Force
(new name for Nominating Committee) on or before April 1 of each year.

This year the Task Force will be chaired by Howard Margol, who is designated
as our immediate past president. As president I have appointed Judy Baston,
representing the Board of Directors, and Linda Cantor, representing our
Members. The Board has chosen Sally Mizroch >from the Board, and Sam Aaron
from the Membership to complete the five person group.
The Nominating Task Force will consider all interested Dues Paying Members
to fill the three positions which become open this year and were filled by
Howard Margol, Dorothy Leivers and Joel Ratner. Any of these people may
express their desire for a second term, and be considered by the Nominating
Task Force, along with others who apply.

The recommendation of the Nominating Task Force is final, but our Bylaws
provide that any qualified candidates who are not recommended, will be able
to nominate themselves, and have their biographical statements and summary
of what they can contribute to the Board, added to the web site and have
their names placed on the ballot.

The election will take place primarily by e-mail during the weeks before
the IAJGS Conference on Jewish Genealogy meeting in Philadelphia in August.
Dues-paying members who do not vote before the meeting, will have the
opportunity to vote in person at the Conference.

Howard Margol, as the Nominating Task Force chair, will post details
regarding the nominating process in the Digest and on our
www.litvaksig.org and www.litvaksig.com (Members Only) web sites.

David Hoffman
President
LitvakSIG


History of the Jews of Aschaffenburg, Bavaria #general

Werner Hirsch
 

The history of the Jews of Aschaffenburg, Bavaria, and the surrounding towns which
were served by the rabbinate of Aschaffenburg, was written by Rabbi Salomon
Bamberger and published by Josef Singer, Strassburg in 1900. The title is:
"Historiche Berichteueber die Juden der Stadt und des ehemalige Fuerstentums
Aschaffenburg."

The book is written in German, Hebrew, and Judeo-German. An index to the names in
the book, which I don't think has been previously available, follows the original
text.

I have uploaded the book to the Internet, and you can find it here:
http://www.archive.org/details/HistorischeBerichteberDieJudenAschaffenburg

Werner HIRSCH
New Haven, CT
wernerh@snet.net


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen History of the Jews of Aschaffenburg, Bavaria #general

Werner Hirsch
 

The history of the Jews of Aschaffenburg, Bavaria, and the surrounding towns which
were served by the rabbinate of Aschaffenburg, was written by Rabbi Salomon
Bamberger and published by Josef Singer, Strassburg in 1900. The title is:
"Historiche Berichteueber die Juden der Stadt und des ehemalige Fuerstentums
Aschaffenburg."

The book is written in German, Hebrew, and Judeo-German. An index to the names in
the book, which I don't think has been previously available, follows the original
text.

I have uploaded the book to the Internet, and you can find it here:
http://www.archive.org/details/HistorischeBerichteberDieJudenAschaffenburg

Werner HIRSCH
New Haven, CT
wernerh@snet.net


ABRAMSKY (ATLAS) #rabbinic

A S Goldberg
 

I am seeking information on Rabbi Arye Leib ben Rabbi Eliyohu ABRAMSKY (who
may have changed his name to ATLAS). By 5682, he had recently arrived in
the USA >from Bialystok and was a Rabbi and known "darshan" in the New York
area.

If anyone has information on him and/or his current descendants, please
write to me direct at alancomm@netmedia.net.il

Many thanks

Abraham Goldberg
Jerusalem


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic ABRAMSKY (ATLAS) #rabbinic

A S Goldberg
 

I am seeking information on Rabbi Arye Leib ben Rabbi Eliyohu ABRAMSKY (who
may have changed his name to ATLAS). By 5682, he had recently arrived in
the USA >from Bialystok and was a Rabbi and known "darshan" in the New York
area.

If anyone has information on him and/or his current descendants, please
write to me direct at alancomm@netmedia.net.il

Many thanks

Abraham Goldberg
Jerusalem


Warning about unscrupulous researchers! #romania

Rosanne Leeson <rdleeson@...>
 

Dear All,

Judging >from some email messages I have recently received
it is time for the usual warning about unrequested approaches from
individuals who claim to be professional researchers in Romania, who see a
posting asking for information about a certain family, or town records, and
offer to help. The few legitimate professionals do *not* use this
approach.

Should you receive such a message volunteering services or information,
either >from an individual or an "organization", please contact the
Co-Coordinators of this SIG *before* replying to them in any way, for
more information.

It appears necessary to remind all that this is a ***private*** mailing
list. Only those subscribed to it are entitled to receive the messages
that their fellow subscribers post. To forward any message you read
here to someone not subscribed to the list is a violation of the privacy
of the subscriber, a violation of JewishGen rules and policy, and more
importantly a violation of the trust we place in each other by revealing
our interests and sometimes family "secrets".

We expect each and every one of you to honor the privacy and trust we
place in each other.

Private responses to requests on the List are permitted, but
even those should be checked first with the Coordinators!

Remember - Caveat Emptor!
Rosanne and Paula
Your Co-Coordinators


Romania SIG #Romania Warning about unscrupulous researchers! #romania

Rosanne Leeson <rdleeson@...>
 

Dear All,

Judging >from some email messages I have recently received
it is time for the usual warning about unrequested approaches from
individuals who claim to be professional researchers in Romania, who see a
posting asking for information about a certain family, or town records, and
offer to help. The few legitimate professionals do *not* use this
approach.

Should you receive such a message volunteering services or information,
either >from an individual or an "organization", please contact the
Co-Coordinators of this SIG *before* replying to them in any way, for
more information.

It appears necessary to remind all that this is a ***private*** mailing
list. Only those subscribed to it are entitled to receive the messages
that their fellow subscribers post. To forward any message you read
here to someone not subscribed to the list is a violation of the privacy
of the subscriber, a violation of JewishGen rules and policy, and more
importantly a violation of the trust we place in each other by revealing
our interests and sometimes family "secrets".

We expect each and every one of you to honor the privacy and trust we
place in each other.

Private responses to requests on the List are permitted, but
even those should be checked first with the Coordinators!

Remember - Caveat Emptor!
Rosanne and Paula
Your Co-Coordinators


Re: Philadelphia Conference #usa

Rachel Unkefer <rachelunkefer@...>
 

I brought this up a few weeks ago, but I don't recall seeing any
response until now. I am tentatively planning to go to the
conference. Even if we don't get something in the program, we can
arrange something ourselves. As for programs tailored for us, I don't
think there have ever been any. We're a tiny minority :-(

Rachel Unkefer Central Virginia, USA <rachelunkefer@pinehurst.net>


Poultney, VT pinkas #usa

Marion Hattenbach Bernstein
 

The minutes book, or pinkas, of the earliest Jewish congregation in
Vermont, is printed in its entirety (in German with English
translation) in the current issue of the American Jewish Archives
Journal (Vol. 60, 2008, Nos. 1 & 2). The minutes run >from 1867 to
1874. There are birth and death records running >from 1866 to 1891.
Among the surnames are THEISE, SALOMON, MINEBERG, LEVIS, GLUECK,
HESS, STERN, CANE, WERTHEIM, MANNES and SALMON. There are additional
names of those who attended High Holy Day services >from out of town.
Hope this is of help to someone!

Marion Hattenbach Bernstein San Antonio, TX

seeking information on Wolf KOHLHAGEN in Vermont pre Civil War -
reportedly he stayed with the MINEBERG family in Rutland.