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1909 Cadastral Map of Rzeszow on the Gesher Galicia Map Room #poland

Jay Osborn <jay.osborn@...>
 

Anyone with ancestry (or simply historical interest) in Rzeszow is in
luck: we have just posted a third cadastral map of the town (from
1909) on the Gesher Galicia Map Room:

http://maps.geshergalicia.org/cadastral/rzeszow-1909/

Continuing the series >from our earlier 1849 and 1888 maps, the ongoing
growth of the town to the south is well documented, as all parcel and
building numbers are shown. And the map shows even later changes: in
many places, redlines mark the map to indicate updates after the 1909
survey. For historians and genealogists, this map series provides an
important graphical reference to trends and events in the town.

The original paper map is preserved by the Polish National Archives of Rzeszow:
http://www.rzeszow.ap.gov.pl/

To see the earlier 1849 and 1888 maps of Rzeszow:
http://maps.geshergalicia.org/cadastral/rzeszow-1849/
http://maps.geshergalicia.org/cadastral/rzeszow-1888/

The GG Map Room home page: http://maps.geshergalicia.org/

Jay Osborn
Gesher Galicia Digital Map Manager
Warsaw, Poland
maps@...


JRI Poland #Poland 1909 Cadastral Map of Rzeszow on the Gesher Galicia Map Room #poland

Jay Osborn <jay.osborn@...>
 

Anyone with ancestry (or simply historical interest) in Rzeszow is in
luck: we have just posted a third cadastral map of the town (from
1909) on the Gesher Galicia Map Room:

http://maps.geshergalicia.org/cadastral/rzeszow-1909/

Continuing the series >from our earlier 1849 and 1888 maps, the ongoing
growth of the town to the south is well documented, as all parcel and
building numbers are shown. And the map shows even later changes: in
many places, redlines mark the map to indicate updates after the 1909
survey. For historians and genealogists, this map series provides an
important graphical reference to trends and events in the town.

The original paper map is preserved by the Polish National Archives of Rzeszow:
http://www.rzeszow.ap.gov.pl/

To see the earlier 1849 and 1888 maps of Rzeszow:
http://maps.geshergalicia.org/cadastral/rzeszow-1849/
http://maps.geshergalicia.org/cadastral/rzeszow-1888/

The GG Map Room home page: http://maps.geshergalicia.org/

Jay Osborn
Gesher Galicia Digital Map Manager
Warsaw, Poland
maps@...


Seeking BRENNERs from Focsani #romania

FREYAB@...
 

I am looking for BRENNERs >from Focsani, Iasi or Bucharest.
Specifically the descendants of Shlomo Meir BRENNER(1839-1902) and
Ester Fannie(Fany) LUPESCU BRENNER (1848- 1917).
Fanny came to the US in 1908 and died in NY 1917.
They had 6 children that we know of. They lived in the New York
and New Haven area.

Thanks for your help,
Freya Blitstein Maslov
Morton Grove, IL


Romania SIG #Romania Seeking BRENNERs from Focsani #romania

FREYAB@...
 

I am looking for BRENNERs >from Focsani, Iasi or Bucharest.
Specifically the descendants of Shlomo Meir BRENNER(1839-1902) and
Ester Fannie(Fany) LUPESCU BRENNER (1848- 1917).
Fanny came to the US in 1908 and died in NY 1917.
They had 6 children that we know of. They lived in the New York
and New Haven area.

Thanks for your help,
Freya Blitstein Maslov
Morton Grove, IL


Storndorf and Angenrod #germany

caroline f gries <cfgries@...>
 

I'm looking for information on the HAAS and HOCHESTER family of
Storndorf and Angenrod.
My brother will be there in July, so a local Historian / Guide would be
awesome. Looking for records and homes. Also need to get into the
Cemetery I have the names and locations of the graves.

Thanks, Caroline Gries, Aurora, Colorado cfgries@...


German SIG #Germany Storndorf and Angenrod #germany

caroline f gries <cfgries@...>
 

I'm looking for information on the HAAS and HOCHESTER family of
Storndorf and Angenrod.
My brother will be there in July, so a local Historian / Guide would be
awesome. Looking for records and homes. Also need to get into the
Cemetery I have the names and locations of the graves.

Thanks, Caroline Gries, Aurora, Colorado cfgries@...


Correction: German-- Monday,*** May 23rd *** Jewish genealogy event with Karen Franklin #germany

Moriah Amit
 

I apologize for previously posting an incorrect date for this event. Please
see the correct date below.

Monday, ********* May 23, ********* 6:30 PM

Karen Franklin
A Family Historian Uncovers Mysteries of 19th Century German-Jewish
Immigrant Families

Tickets: Free; Reservations Required Link: http://www.cjh.org/event/2874

Moriah Amit, New York, NY mamit@...


German SIG #Germany Correction: German-- Monday,*** May 23rd *** Jewish genealogy event with Karen Franklin #germany

Moriah Amit
 

I apologize for previously posting an incorrect date for this event. Please
see the correct date below.

Monday, ********* May 23, ********* 6:30 PM

Karen Franklin
A Family Historian Uncovers Mysteries of 19th Century German-Jewish
Immigrant Families

Tickets: Free; Reservations Required Link: http://www.cjh.org/event/2874

Moriah Amit, New York, NY mamit@...


Researching photo and stories #general

Eli Rabinowitz
 

I am researching and looking for material such as photos, family stories and
articles on Jewish life in the following places:

Vabalninkas (Vobolniki, Vabolnik) Lithuania
Plateliai (Plotel, Ploteli) Lithuania and Tallinn in Estonia

Please contact me privately at @elirab

Thanks

Eli Rabinowitz
Perth, Australia


Profession "Kustar" #general

Nicole Yossefi <nicole.y.de.c@...>
 

Hello genners
In Yad Vashem website appears Lina Girshgorn with the profession "kustar".
Someone knows what does it means?
Nicole Yossefi.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Researching photo and stories #general

Eli Rabinowitz
 

I am researching and looking for material such as photos, family stories and
articles on Jewish life in the following places:

Vabalninkas (Vobolniki, Vabolnik) Lithuania
Plateliai (Plotel, Ploteli) Lithuania and Tallinn in Estonia

Please contact me privately at @elirab

Thanks

Eli Rabinowitz
Perth, Australia


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Profession "Kustar" #general

Nicole Yossefi <nicole.y.de.c@...>
 

Hello genners
In Yad Vashem website appears Lina Girshgorn with the profession "kustar".
Someone knows what does it means?
Nicole Yossefi.


Re: New York City Clerk's Office Marriage Index #general

A. E. Jordan
 

Allan Jordan wrote:

<<There's a lot of misinformation floating around about this file. ....

Further there's a lot of discussion that these forms are three pages so that
have so much more information That's not what I have found after years of
working in these forms. Most of the instances I have seen the information is
the same as the more recognized Health Department certificate. Second even
though there are multiple pages it is very repetitious. Rare have I found
that people gave different answers to questions such as place they were born
between the two sets of documents.>>

To add one more element to my earlier comments >from being at the Archives yesterday
and working with the file.

I did see sometimes supporting documents including an Italian baptismal
certificate and also a NY City proof of age certificate attached in rare cases to
the individual files. The most interesting one I saw was a divorce in California
many years after the marriage and it was attached to the application file on the
microfilm. So in these out of the ordinary circumstances there was something added
to these files beyond the information that you would also find on the Health
Department certificate.

Allan Jordan


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: New York City Clerk's Office Marriage Index #general

A. E. Jordan
 

Allan Jordan wrote:

<<There's a lot of misinformation floating around about this file. ....

Further there's a lot of discussion that these forms are three pages so that
have so much more information That's not what I have found after years of
working in these forms. Most of the instances I have seen the information is
the same as the more recognized Health Department certificate. Second even
though there are multiple pages it is very repetitious. Rare have I found
that people gave different answers to questions such as place they were born
between the two sets of documents.>>

To add one more element to my earlier comments >from being at the Archives yesterday
and working with the file.

I did see sometimes supporting documents including an Italian baptismal
certificate and also a NY City proof of age certificate attached in rare cases to
the individual files. The most interesting one I saw was a divorce in California
many years after the marriage and it was attached to the application file on the
microfilm. So in these out of the ordinary circumstances there was something added
to these files beyond the information that you would also find on the Health
Department certificate.

Allan Jordan


In Honor of Victoria Day Ancestry Offering All UK Records Free Access Through May 23 #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

In honor of Victoria Day, May 20 through May 23 11:59PM ET. Ancestry's
entire UK and Irish collection is available to search with free access. That
is one billion records. You must register with your name, email address and
password. No credit card information is required. If you search after the
free time period or search other than the featured collections you will be
directed to subscribe to an Ancestry world deluxe paid subscription.

To see the featured collections go to: http://tinyurl.com/j37x8ty
Original url:
http://search.ancestry.ca/search/group/uk_irish_records?geo_a=r&geo_s=ca&geo_t=ca&geo_v=2.0.0&o_iid=41016&o_lid=41016&o_sch=Web+Property

Note: this Is being offered by Ancestry.ca. If you are >from the US or
outside of Canada there is a prompt to take you to the Ancestry program for
your country. Do not click to take you to the Ancestry of your country but
instead click on continue to Ancestry.ca.
This is also being offered by Ancestry.co.uk http://tinyurl.com/hm6owka
Original url:
http://www.ancestry.co.uk/?geo_a=r&geo_s=uk&geo_t=uk&geo_v=2.0.0&o_iid=41012&o_lid=41012&o_sch=web+property
and Ancestry Australia: http://tinyurl.com/z7tnyun
Original url:
Ancestry.com.au
(http://www.ancestry.com.au/?geo_a=r&geo_s=au&geo_t=au&geo_v=2.0.0&o_iid=41020&o_lid=41020&o_sch=Web+Property)

To search go to: http://www.ancestry.ca/cs/victoriaday2016. Place the name
you are searching and click on the green "search free". When the results
appear click on green view above "free access". If you click on "start free
trial" (for 14 days) you are directed to subscribe and give your credit card
information. This is not the Victoria Day Free Access.

When you click on the record it will open, and to the left of the screen
appears a "teaser": to sign-up to save this record. This prompt will also
take you to the invitation to subscribe. If you want to save the record to
your computer click on print screen and save it to computer that way. To go
back to more search results click on "preview more records".

I have no affiliation with Ancestry.com or any of its affiliates and this is
being posted solely for the information of the reader.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen In Honor of Victoria Day Ancestry Offering All UK Records Free Access Through May 23 #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

In honor of Victoria Day, May 20 through May 23 11:59PM ET. Ancestry's
entire UK and Irish collection is available to search with free access. That
is one billion records. You must register with your name, email address and
password. No credit card information is required. If you search after the
free time period or search other than the featured collections you will be
directed to subscribe to an Ancestry world deluxe paid subscription.

To see the featured collections go to: http://tinyurl.com/j37x8ty
Original url:
http://search.ancestry.ca/search/group/uk_irish_records?geo_a=r&geo_s=ca&geo_t=ca&geo_v=2.0.0&o_iid=41016&o_lid=41016&o_sch=Web+Property

Note: this Is being offered by Ancestry.ca. If you are >from the US or
outside of Canada there is a prompt to take you to the Ancestry program for
your country. Do not click to take you to the Ancestry of your country but
instead click on continue to Ancestry.ca.
This is also being offered by Ancestry.co.uk http://tinyurl.com/hm6owka
Original url:
http://www.ancestry.co.uk/?geo_a=r&geo_s=uk&geo_t=uk&geo_v=2.0.0&o_iid=41012&o_lid=41012&o_sch=web+property
and Ancestry Australia: http://tinyurl.com/z7tnyun
Original url:
Ancestry.com.au
(http://www.ancestry.com.au/?geo_a=r&geo_s=au&geo_t=au&geo_v=2.0.0&o_iid=41020&o_lid=41020&o_sch=Web+Property)

To search go to: http://www.ancestry.ca/cs/victoriaday2016. Place the name
you are searching and click on the green "search free". When the results
appear click on green view above "free access". If you click on "start free
trial" (for 14 days) you are directed to subscribe and give your credit card
information. This is not the Victoria Day Free Access.

When you click on the record it will open, and to the left of the screen
appears a "teaser": to sign-up to save this record. This prompt will also
take you to the invitation to subscribe. If you want to save the record to
your computer click on print screen and save it to computer that way. To go
back to more search results click on "preview more records".

I have no affiliation with Ancestry.com or any of its affiliates and this is
being posted solely for the information of the reader.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


This week's Yizkor book excerpt on JewishGen Facebook page #general

Bruce Drake <BDrake@...>
 

This is excerpt is >from the book of Dokshytsy in Belarus, a small town 69 miles
north of Minsk. In "The Death of a Martyr Chaya Bloch," Zvi Markman recounts the
weeks after the German occupation during which Chaya's pregnant sister, Khayke, is
summoned to appear before the Gestapo. Wanting her younger sister to live in order
to have the child, Chaya decides to turn herself into the Gestapo in hopes they
will mistake her for Khayke.

Link: https://www.facebook.com/JewishGen.org/posts/1099043043451183:0

Bruce Drake
Silver Spring, Md.

Researching: DRACH, EBERT, KIMMEL, ZLOTNICK
Towns: Wojnilow, Kovel


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen This week's Yizkor book excerpt on JewishGen Facebook page #general

Bruce Drake <BDrake@...>
 

This is excerpt is >from the book of Dokshytsy in Belarus, a small town 69 miles
north of Minsk. In "The Death of a Martyr Chaya Bloch," Zvi Markman recounts the
weeks after the German occupation during which Chaya's pregnant sister, Khayke, is
summoned to appear before the Gestapo. Wanting her younger sister to live in order
to have the child, Chaya decides to turn herself into the Gestapo in hopes they
will mistake her for Khayke.

Link: https://www.facebook.com/JewishGen.org/posts/1099043043451183:0

Bruce Drake
Silver Spring, Md.

Researching: DRACH, EBERT, KIMMEL, ZLOTNICK
Towns: Wojnilow, Kovel


Belarus Minsk/Grodno geography - conclusions #belarus

Steve Stein
 

Researchers,

The other day I requested your help in identifying the location of four
villages, probably non-Jewish "... in the vicinity of Mir ... the villages
of Losza, Studyonka, Krinitzoy, Shkoritz ..... The spellings of these towns
in Hebrew are: (1) Lamed-vav-zayin-(geresh)-heh; (2)
samech-tet-vav-daled-yod-vav-nun-kuf-heh; (3)
kuf-resh-yod-nun-yod-tsadi-vav-yod; (4) shin-kuf-vav-resh-yod-tsadisofit. "
Our relatives who escaped >from the ghetto and joined the partisans travelled
through and hid near these villages during their escape.

I received several very helpful emails. The two that helped me most to zero
in were >from Phyllis Kramer (who happens to be VP of Education and Special
Projects at JewishGen and speaker at the upcoming June meeting of JGS of NY
on researching your towns!), and tour guide Andrei Burdenkov. To summarize:

1. Three of the four villages are positively identified, and are obviously
not Jewish, so not in the Communities Database. I assume the fourth village
has disappeared or been absorbed over the last 75 years. They are all in a
tight area a couple of miles southeast of Yeremichi / Yaremichy, Belarus,
and just west of the forest along the Neman River. They are microscopic -
Google Earth shows the largest of the three to have perhaps a hundred
buildings and a half-dozen streets, and the other two fewer than ten with a
single street. The "entering" and "leaving" signs could be on the same
signpost.

2. A simple radius search of Mir or Yeremichi on the JewishGen Gazetteer
locates Skorichi at 53°32' N 26°24' E.

3. The other two villages appear in Google Maps but only with their Cyrillic
spellings. I believe this is the main reason they do not appear in the
Gazetteer. I believe they were located using old paper maps. In fact, you
have to zoom in pretty close before the inhabited area shows up as a darker
area on a lighter background, and then further in for the name to appear.
They are Studenka (roughly 53°32' N 26°26' E) and Luzha (roughly 53°31' N
26°27' E). Andrei sent me a Google map link
https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=1KQJlyhoHHQ5jAgvAtWEDjQZ__9w which
may or may not have sufficient permissions for you to see.

4. There are various towns or villages named Krinitsa in Belarus but none
near enough to the others to be considered.

Along the way, I found other websites that are of general interest to find
villages that are too small even for the Gazetteer, although I may follow up
with JewishGen on these towns. There is an English-language tourist-oriented
site called Trip Suggest; the link to the Studenka Destination Guide is
http://trip-suggest.com/belarus/hrodzyenskaya-voblasts/studenka/ >from which
you can navigate to nearby villages or up to the oblast or to all of
Belarus. The other site is Index Mundi (at http://www.indexmundi.com/zp/bo/)
which has five Studenkas in Belarus, with coordinates, but not this one.
Neither of these sites gives a worthwhile clue on Krinitsoy [sp?].

I am done, but if anyone has additional clues on the last town, please let
me know. I am satisfied that I know where our relatives were hiding during
their flight to the forest.

Thanks again, especially to Phyllis and Andrei,

Steve Stein
Highland Park, NJ USA

MODERATOR NOTE: For any stage of ancestral research the new Belarus website
can be found at www.JewishGen.org/Belarus


Belarus SIG #Belarus Belarus Minsk/Grodno geography - conclusions #belarus

Steve Stein
 

Researchers,

The other day I requested your help in identifying the location of four
villages, probably non-Jewish "... in the vicinity of Mir ... the villages
of Losza, Studyonka, Krinitzoy, Shkoritz ..... The spellings of these towns
in Hebrew are: (1) Lamed-vav-zayin-(geresh)-heh; (2)
samech-tet-vav-daled-yod-vav-nun-kuf-heh; (3)
kuf-resh-yod-nun-yod-tsadi-vav-yod; (4) shin-kuf-vav-resh-yod-tsadisofit. "
Our relatives who escaped >from the ghetto and joined the partisans travelled
through and hid near these villages during their escape.

I received several very helpful emails. The two that helped me most to zero
in were >from Phyllis Kramer (who happens to be VP of Education and Special
Projects at JewishGen and speaker at the upcoming June meeting of JGS of NY
on researching your towns!), and tour guide Andrei Burdenkov. To summarize:

1. Three of the four villages are positively identified, and are obviously
not Jewish, so not in the Communities Database. I assume the fourth village
has disappeared or been absorbed over the last 75 years. They are all in a
tight area a couple of miles southeast of Yeremichi / Yaremichy, Belarus,
and just west of the forest along the Neman River. They are microscopic -
Google Earth shows the largest of the three to have perhaps a hundred
buildings and a half-dozen streets, and the other two fewer than ten with a
single street. The "entering" and "leaving" signs could be on the same
signpost.

2. A simple radius search of Mir or Yeremichi on the JewishGen Gazetteer
locates Skorichi at 53°32' N 26°24' E.

3. The other two villages appear in Google Maps but only with their Cyrillic
spellings. I believe this is the main reason they do not appear in the
Gazetteer. I believe they were located using old paper maps. In fact, you
have to zoom in pretty close before the inhabited area shows up as a darker
area on a lighter background, and then further in for the name to appear.
They are Studenka (roughly 53°32' N 26°26' E) and Luzha (roughly 53°31' N
26°27' E). Andrei sent me a Google map link
https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=1KQJlyhoHHQ5jAgvAtWEDjQZ__9w which
may or may not have sufficient permissions for you to see.

4. There are various towns or villages named Krinitsa in Belarus but none
near enough to the others to be considered.

Along the way, I found other websites that are of general interest to find
villages that are too small even for the Gazetteer, although I may follow up
with JewishGen on these towns. There is an English-language tourist-oriented
site called Trip Suggest; the link to the Studenka Destination Guide is
http://trip-suggest.com/belarus/hrodzyenskaya-voblasts/studenka/ >from which
you can navigate to nearby villages or up to the oblast or to all of
Belarus. The other site is Index Mundi (at http://www.indexmundi.com/zp/bo/)
which has five Studenkas in Belarus, with coordinates, but not this one.
Neither of these sites gives a worthwhile clue on Krinitsoy [sp?].

I am done, but if anyone has additional clues on the last town, please let
me know. I am satisfied that I know where our relatives were hiding during
their flight to the forest.

Thanks again, especially to Phyllis and Andrei,

Steve Stein
Highland Park, NJ USA

MODERATOR NOTE: For any stage of ancestral research the new Belarus website
can be found at www.JewishGen.org/Belarus