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Viewmate interpretation request - can you read this town name? #lithuania

Melissa Anderson
 

I'm trying to figure out the birth place written on a US passport
application. It is on ViewMate at the following address ...
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=23071
Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.

Thank you very much.
Melissa Anderson


Researching:
GOLDBERG >from Vilnius, Lithuania and BLUMENSON >from Kaunas, Lithuania
REIBSTEIN and CUMMINGS >from ? and New York City=
LOOK/LUK and HOROWITZ >from Bessarabia and Milwaukee, WI

Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Viewmate interpretation request - can you read this town name? #lithuania

Melissa Anderson
 

I'm trying to figure out the birth place written on a US passport
application. It is on ViewMate at the following address ...
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=23071
Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.

Thank you very much.
Melissa Anderson


Researching:
GOLDBERG >from Vilnius, Lithuania and BLUMENSON >from Kaunas, Lithuania
REIBSTEIN and CUMMINGS >from ? and New York City=
LOOK/LUK and HOROWITZ >from Bessarabia and Milwaukee, WI

Alytus Uyezd Internal Passport Records #lithuania

Howard Margol
 

4,215 Alytus Uyezd (Suwalki) Internal Passport records have been
translated and are now available on the Suwalki Gubernia Research Group
(GRG) web site. You can gain access to these records by making a minimum
contribution of $100 to Litvak SIG, specified for the Suwalki GRG. This
will also give you access to thousands of other records, of various kinds,
for the Suwalki Gubernia.

To contribute, go to www.litvaksig.org/contribute and scroll down to
SPECIAL PROJECT. Select Suwalki Gubernia Research Group and key in 100.
You can use your credit card as the site is secure.

While you are doing that, you may also want to become a member of Litvak
SIG if you are not already a member. It is only $36 and will give you access
to the Members Only web site which contains a lot of very informative
information.

Howard Margol
Litvak SIG Coordinator for Records Acquisition

Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Alytus Uyezd Internal Passport Records #lithuania

Howard Margol
 

4,215 Alytus Uyezd (Suwalki) Internal Passport records have been
translated and are now available on the Suwalki Gubernia Research Group
(GRG) web site. You can gain access to these records by making a minimum
contribution of $100 to Litvak SIG, specified for the Suwalki GRG. This
will also give you access to thousands of other records, of various kinds,
for the Suwalki Gubernia.

To contribute, go to www.litvaksig.org/contribute and scroll down to
SPECIAL PROJECT. Select Suwalki Gubernia Research Group and key in 100.
You can use your credit card as the site is secure.

While you are doing that, you may also want to become a member of Litvak
SIG if you are not already a member. It is only $36 and will give you access
to the Members Only web site which contains a lot of very informative
information.

Howard Margol
Litvak SIG Coordinator for Records Acquisition

New LDS data now live on the JRI-Poland database #poland

hadassahlipsius
 

The Jewish Records Indexing-Poland database was updated with
data indexed >from the LDS Microfilms of Jewish Vital Records from
Poland.

I would like to thank our team of volunteers who helped to make the
Shtetl CO-OP Project such a success.

New to the database is LDS data >from the towns of Bedkow, Dzialoszyce,
Rypin, Secemin and Strykow.

Data was added and updated for the cities/towns of Aleksandrow Lodzki,
Chelm, Kozienice, Malogoszcz, Nowogrod, Ozarow, Sobota, Warszawa and
Zuromin.

Thanks to the support team of David Price, Howard Fink, Judy Golan, Lisa
Hopp, Hagit Nachman, Rieke Nash, Andrzej Selerowicz, Michael Tobias,
Jeff Wexler and Stan Zeidenberg.

Some of the data was provided by our partners; Beit Hatfutsot with the
support of Haim Ghiuzeli, and the former Kielce-Radom SIG with the
support of Warren Blatt.

Patronymic data, pre-1825 data, has also been added for Dzialoszyce,
Grojec, Strykow and Warka. They are searchable >from our database or
can be viewed >from our patronymic webpage;
www.jri-poland.org/patronym/status.htm

I would like to thank Jeff Wexler and Judy Golan for extracting the
patronymic data for the towns of Strkykow and Dzialoszyce, respectively.
Special thanks to Gary Mokotoff for providing the digitized version of
the Warka patronymic years.

Nearly 36,000 new LDS indices are now available on the database.

Happy searching!

Hadassah Lipsius
JRI-Poland

JRI Poland #Poland New LDS data now live on the JRI-Poland database #poland

hadassahlipsius
 

The Jewish Records Indexing-Poland database was updated with
data indexed >from the LDS Microfilms of Jewish Vital Records from
Poland.

I would like to thank our team of volunteers who helped to make the
Shtetl CO-OP Project such a success.

New to the database is LDS data >from the towns of Bedkow, Dzialoszyce,
Rypin, Secemin and Strykow.

Data was added and updated for the cities/towns of Aleksandrow Lodzki,
Chelm, Kozienice, Malogoszcz, Nowogrod, Ozarow, Sobota, Warszawa and
Zuromin.

Thanks to the support team of David Price, Howard Fink, Judy Golan, Lisa
Hopp, Hagit Nachman, Rieke Nash, Andrzej Selerowicz, Michael Tobias,
Jeff Wexler and Stan Zeidenberg.

Some of the data was provided by our partners; Beit Hatfutsot with the
support of Haim Ghiuzeli, and the former Kielce-Radom SIG with the
support of Warren Blatt.

Patronymic data, pre-1825 data, has also been added for Dzialoszyce,
Grojec, Strykow and Warka. They are searchable >from our database or
can be viewed >from our patronymic webpage;
www.jri-poland.org/patronym/status.htm

I would like to thank Jeff Wexler and Judy Golan for extracting the
patronymic data for the towns of Strkykow and Dzialoszyce, respectively.
Special thanks to Gary Mokotoff for providing the digitized version of
the Warka patronymic years.

Nearly 36,000 new LDS indices are now available on the database.

Happy searching!

Hadassah Lipsius
JRI-Poland

New Sverzhnya: List of Jewish families (1941-44) Buried in the Jewish Cemetery #belarus

Marilyn Robinson
 

On a Russian language site at: http://averdysh.narod.ru/ude1.html, can
be found a list of Jewish residents who were killed. A few of the names
are:
Aginsk, Alpert, Asheravsky, Beshteyn, Byalyak, Vinakur, Vraner, Goldzin,
Greenwald, Grinvasevod, Doktarovich, Drucker, Zalivyanskaya, Zylberman,
Inzalbuh, Inkelman, Kaplan, Kirshenbaum, Klyachuk, Levin, Livshits,
Lyayfer, Marvel, Menaker, Mendelman, Munvez, Novak, Palonsky/Palonskaya,
Pilitser, Pruhatsky, Reichman, Rubinliht, Turovich, Faynzilyuorg,
Fishman, Khimich, Tselkovichi, Shamir, Shvertsik, Elbaum, Yahavitskaya,
et al.

Additional names can be found by visiting the site. In general, first
names and birth years are also included.

Download any of the following, to convert the website into the language

of your choice:

1. Google Chrome - For PC, Mac, and Linux
www.google.com/chrome

and/or

2. http://www.google.com/language_tools

3. or download Google Toolbar (with translation capability for IE or
Firefox browsers):

http://www.google.com/toolbar/ff/index.html#tracking=3D1&utm_campaign=3Den=
&utm_

source=3Den-ha-na-us-bk&utm_medium=3Dha&utm_term=3Dgoogle%20tool%20bar&tbb=
rand=3DGZAG

or http://tinyurl.com/6nzr4yy

4. There is also "Googlebar lite" an extension for Mozilla Firefox,
downloadable
at:https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/googlebar-lite/

If you have the latest version of Internet Explorer (IE 9) you can
'...easily translate the webpages by right clicking with your mouse
and selecting "translate with Bing...'

Marilyn Robinson

Belarus SIG #Belarus New Sverzhnya: List of Jewish families (1941-44) Buried in the Jewish Cemetery #belarus

Marilyn Robinson
 

On a Russian language site at: http://averdysh.narod.ru/ude1.html, can
be found a list of Jewish residents who were killed. A few of the names
are:
Aginsk, Alpert, Asheravsky, Beshteyn, Byalyak, Vinakur, Vraner, Goldzin,
Greenwald, Grinvasevod, Doktarovich, Drucker, Zalivyanskaya, Zylberman,
Inzalbuh, Inkelman, Kaplan, Kirshenbaum, Klyachuk, Levin, Livshits,
Lyayfer, Marvel, Menaker, Mendelman, Munvez, Novak, Palonsky/Palonskaya,
Pilitser, Pruhatsky, Reichman, Rubinliht, Turovich, Faynzilyuorg,
Fishman, Khimich, Tselkovichi, Shamir, Shvertsik, Elbaum, Yahavitskaya,
et al.

Additional names can be found by visiting the site. In general, first
names and birth years are also included.

Download any of the following, to convert the website into the language

of your choice:

1. Google Chrome - For PC, Mac, and Linux
www.google.com/chrome

and/or

2. http://www.google.com/language_tools

3. or download Google Toolbar (with translation capability for IE or
Firefox browsers):

http://www.google.com/toolbar/ff/index.html#tracking=3D1&utm_campaign=3Den=
&utm_

source=3Den-ha-na-us-bk&utm_medium=3Dha&utm_term=3Dgoogle%20tool%20bar&tbb=
rand=3DGZAG

or http://tinyurl.com/6nzr4yy

4. There is also "Googlebar lite" an extension for Mozilla Firefox,
downloadable
at:https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/googlebar-lite/

If you have the latest version of Internet Explorer (IE 9) you can
'...easily translate the webpages by right clicking with your mouse
and selecting "translate with Bing...'

Marilyn Robinson

JGS of Montreal - a special Ukraine-specific workshop #general

Merle Kastner <merlek@...>
 

As a number of our members have hit roadblocks in researching Ukraine,
we are holding a special Ukraine-specific workshop:
Wednesday, June 13, 2012 - 7:00 - 9:00pm

This specially focused workshop will take place at the
Jewish Public Library, 5151 Cote St. Catherine Road, Montreal.

We ask those attending to be on time, in order for us to mutually
obtain the maximum benefit >from this special workshop.

Please come with your details and questions prepared in advance and
we will brainstorm together.

Merle Kastner, Programming
merlek@...

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JGS of Montreal - a special Ukraine-specific workshop #general

Merle Kastner <merlek@...>
 

As a number of our members have hit roadblocks in researching Ukraine,
we are holding a special Ukraine-specific workshop:
Wednesday, June 13, 2012 - 7:00 - 9:00pm

This specially focused workshop will take place at the
Jewish Public Library, 5151 Cote St. Catherine Road, Montreal.

We ask those attending to be on time, in order for us to mutually
obtain the maximum benefit >from this special workshop.

Please come with your details and questions prepared in advance and
we will brainstorm together.

Merle Kastner, Programming
merlek@...

My Geni projects #austria-czech

E. Randol Schoenberg
 

Besides the projects for Vienna,
http://www.geni.com/projects/Jewish-Families-of-Vienna/9272, and Prague,
http://www.geni.com/projects/Jewish-Families-from-Prague/7995, I have
started setting up some smaller town projects on Geni for

Breclav,
http://www.geni.com/projects/Jewish-Families-from-Breclav-Lundenburg-South-Moravia-Czech-Republic/11935
Ckyne,
http://www.geni.com/projects/Jewish-Families-from-Ckyne-Bohemia-Czech-Republic/9525
Korycany,
http://www.geni.com/projects/Jewish-Families-from-Korycany-Koritschan-Moravia-Czech-Republic/11934

I'll be setting up further projects for the other towns where my family lived. The goal is to collaborate with
other descendants and tie together all the families >from these towns into one connected tree.
With the newly available resources, it is possible.

Randy Schoenberg
Los Angeles, CA

Old Kaunas, Lithuania Jewish Cemetery #general

Howard Margol
 

MACEVA is a non profit Jewish led organization in Lithuania dedicated to
restoring Jewish cemeteries there.

MACEVA, has achieved a monumental accomplishment. With urging >from MACEVA,
the city of Kaunas has agreed to help in the restoration of the old Kaunas

Zaliakalnis Jewish cemetery - 80,000 sq. meters of desecrated grave
stones.This cemetery contains burials up to June, 1941. Litvak SIG, the
Kaunas Jewish community, and Maceva will monitor the work.

I have visited that cemetery and most of the gravestones are made of
granite instead of marble or sandstone. Consequently, many of the
gravestones are very legible. The problem is, many stones have toppled
over, or are broken into several pieces. Vegetation growth is also a major
problem.

After restoration, photos will be taken of the gravestones and will be
made available. The data that results >from MACEVA's work will appear in
the LitvakSIG All Lithuania Database.

Please contact me for further information about the progress of this
project at homargol@...

This is not to be confused with the new Jewish cemetery in Kaunas which is
in excellent condition and very well maintained.For information about the
graves in that cemetery, please contact the Kaunas Cemetery Office, where
they keep cemetery records >from all the cemeteries in Kaunas. For the
Jewish records they only have records for the Jews who died in Kaunas in 1965
and later.

All other Jewish cemetery records are either missing or destroyed. The
Jewish records they have, are recorded in 2 books, one line per person
Cemetery Office is:
KAPINIU PRIEZIUROS KONTORA
DONELAICIO G-VE 70
KAUNAS, Lithuania

Howard Margol
Litvak SIG Coordinator for Research and Records Acquisition

Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech My Geni projects #austria-czech

E. Randol Schoenberg
 

Besides the projects for Vienna,
http://www.geni.com/projects/Jewish-Families-of-Vienna/9272, and Prague,
http://www.geni.com/projects/Jewish-Families-from-Prague/7995, I have
started setting up some smaller town projects on Geni for

Breclav,
http://www.geni.com/projects/Jewish-Families-from-Breclav-Lundenburg-South-Moravia-Czech-Republic/11935
Ckyne,
http://www.geni.com/projects/Jewish-Families-from-Ckyne-Bohemia-Czech-Republic/9525
Korycany,
http://www.geni.com/projects/Jewish-Families-from-Korycany-Koritschan-Moravia-Czech-Republic/11934

I'll be setting up further projects for the other towns where my family lived. The goal is to collaborate with
other descendants and tie together all the families >from these towns into one connected tree.
With the newly available resources, it is possible.

Randy Schoenberg
Los Angeles, CA

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Old Kaunas, Lithuania Jewish Cemetery #general

Howard Margol
 

MACEVA is a non profit Jewish led organization in Lithuania dedicated to
restoring Jewish cemeteries there.

MACEVA, has achieved a monumental accomplishment. With urging >from MACEVA,
the city of Kaunas has agreed to help in the restoration of the old Kaunas

Zaliakalnis Jewish cemetery - 80,000 sq. meters of desecrated grave
stones.This cemetery contains burials up to June, 1941. Litvak SIG, the
Kaunas Jewish community, and Maceva will monitor the work.

I have visited that cemetery and most of the gravestones are made of
granite instead of marble or sandstone. Consequently, many of the
gravestones are very legible. The problem is, many stones have toppled
over, or are broken into several pieces. Vegetation growth is also a major
problem.

After restoration, photos will be taken of the gravestones and will be
made available. The data that results >from MACEVA's work will appear in
the LitvakSIG All Lithuania Database.

Please contact me for further information about the progress of this
project at homargol@...

This is not to be confused with the new Jewish cemetery in Kaunas which is
in excellent condition and very well maintained.For information about the
graves in that cemetery, please contact the Kaunas Cemetery Office, where
they keep cemetery records >from all the cemeteries in Kaunas. For the
Jewish records they only have records for the Jews who died in Kaunas in 1965
and later.

All other Jewish cemetery records are either missing or destroyed. The
Jewish records they have, are recorded in 2 books, one line per person
Cemetery Office is:
KAPINIU PRIEZIUROS KONTORA
DONELAICIO G-VE 70
KAUNAS, Lithuania

Howard Margol
Litvak SIG Coordinator for Research and Records Acquisition

Re: Seeking Information about Unusual First name in Polish Documents #general

Avrohom Krauss
 

The name "Hanane" is most probably: "Chananya" (Khanaya/ Khananye), a
Biblical name (see Jeremiah 28:1/ Beider, A Dictionary of Ashkenazic
Given Names p. 347).

Avrohom Krauss
Telz-Stone Israel

On Jun 4, 2012, at 9:09 AM, JewishGen Discussion Group digest wrote:

Seeking Information about Unusual First name in Polish Documents

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Seeking Information about Unusual First name in Polish Documents #general

Avrohom Krauss
 

The name "Hanane" is most probably: "Chananya" (Khanaya/ Khananye), a
Biblical name (see Jeremiah 28:1/ Beider, A Dictionary of Ashkenazic
Given Names p. 347).

Avrohom Krauss
Telz-Stone Israel

On Jun 4, 2012, at 9:09 AM, JewishGen Discussion Group digest wrote:

Seeking Information about Unusual First name in Polish Documents

Ellis Island - where is the record? #general

Linda Fredin
 

I've received the 1940 Alien Registration form for Joseph Eisenberg
today >from USCIS. He gives this information on the form:
Joseph Eisenberg
Born March 15, 1876 in Krakowicz Austria
Arrived in the United States at Ellis Island on 3/1900 on the S.S. Friesland.

Was this arrival information verified by the government on these forms?
I've searched using the Steve Morse website and also Ancestry but
can't seem to find him on the passenger list. I would appreciate any
help finding him.

Also he included this information but nothing was found by USCIS on
their Index search - only the 1940 Alien Reg. form. Would this
application be available anywhere else?
Applied for first citizenship papers in 1909.
First citizenship papers received: No

Thanks,
Linda

Linda Fredin
Solana Beach, CA

RESEARCHING:
GEREKOFFSKY or GARAKOFFSKY or GRAF >from Kiev
CHESTER and CZECZERMANN or CZECZIERMAN >from Odessa, Chernobyl, Kiev, Padola,
and Zhvanets (Zwantchik or Zhvanchik).
FROST and WURZEL or WURTZEL >from Poland: Ulanow, Sokolow, or Pysznica
(Pishnitza or Pyshnitza)
GOLDBLATT >from Poland: Ulanow or Sokolow
KRAMER >from Ukraine or Russia
BARON >from Ukraine or Russia

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Ellis Island - where is the record? #general

Linda Fredin
 

I've received the 1940 Alien Registration form for Joseph Eisenberg
today >from USCIS. He gives this information on the form:
Joseph Eisenberg
Born March 15, 1876 in Krakowicz Austria
Arrived in the United States at Ellis Island on 3/1900 on the S.S. Friesland.

Was this arrival information verified by the government on these forms?
I've searched using the Steve Morse website and also Ancestry but
can't seem to find him on the passenger list. I would appreciate any
help finding him.

Also he included this information but nothing was found by USCIS on
their Index search - only the 1940 Alien Reg. form. Would this
application be available anywhere else?
Applied for first citizenship papers in 1909.
First citizenship papers received: No

Thanks,
Linda

Linda Fredin
Solana Beach, CA

RESEARCHING:
GEREKOFFSKY or GARAKOFFSKY or GRAF >from Kiev
CHESTER and CZECZERMANN or CZECZIERMAN >from Odessa, Chernobyl, Kiev, Padola,
and Zhvanets (Zwantchik or Zhvanchik).
FROST and WURZEL or WURTZEL >from Poland: Ulanow, Sokolow, or Pysznica
(Pishnitza or Pyshnitza)
GOLDBLATT >from Poland: Ulanow or Sokolow
KRAMER >from Ukraine or Russia
BARON >from Ukraine or Russia

Response to the name "Hanane" query #general

Mady Land <madyland@...>
 

Dear Genners,
I'm overwhelmed by the number of helpful responses I've received to my query
about the derivation of the name Hanane, found in vital documents of my
ancestors in the Polish archive of Aleksandrow Lodski.

The general consensus is that it's a possible Polish spelling of the
biblical Hananiah, Hananiya or Chananiya, a variation of the Hebrew Chanen,
meaning "God was compassionate" or "God is gracious." Another suggestions
was that it was a possible shortened form of Hananel--very pious Jews might
leave off a letter or two of their name which would otherwise be pronounced
as God's name.

Several people mentioned that the name has been quite common in Israel, and
several supplied a few database resources.
I have tried to thank each person individually, but in case I missed anyone,
I wish to thank you all via this forum.

The jewishgen community is generous and remarkably helpful.

Mady Land
New York, NY
Madyland04@...

Researching:
LANDSZNEJDER/LANDSCHNEIDER/KLAMRA/ZAROSLA/Plock, Bodzanow, Gabin, Zychlin,
New York;
ZYLBER/KARAS/DOBRZYNSKA/Dobrzyn nad Wisla;
GEDEGER/EIIDEGER/Nowe Miasto nad Pilica, Lodz, Aleksandrow Lodski, New York,
Winnipeg,Calgary;
KELMAN/KIELMAN/Nowe Miasto nad Pilica, New York;
FOGEL/FOGIEL/FOJGEL/HERYING/Hrubieszow, Ratno, Lublin, Poland; New York;
LADZINSKI/LADYSINSKA/LADIZINSKY/Myastowka/Gorodkivka Ukraine, New York

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Response to the name "Hanane" query #general

Mady Land <madyland@...>
 

Dear Genners,
I'm overwhelmed by the number of helpful responses I've received to my query
about the derivation of the name Hanane, found in vital documents of my
ancestors in the Polish archive of Aleksandrow Lodski.

The general consensus is that it's a possible Polish spelling of the
biblical Hananiah, Hananiya or Chananiya, a variation of the Hebrew Chanen,
meaning "God was compassionate" or "God is gracious." Another suggestions
was that it was a possible shortened form of Hananel--very pious Jews might
leave off a letter or two of their name which would otherwise be pronounced
as God's name.

Several people mentioned that the name has been quite common in Israel, and
several supplied a few database resources.
I have tried to thank each person individually, but in case I missed anyone,
I wish to thank you all via this forum.

The jewishgen community is generous and remarkably helpful.

Mady Land
New York, NY
Madyland04@...

Researching:
LANDSZNEJDER/LANDSCHNEIDER/KLAMRA/ZAROSLA/Plock, Bodzanow, Gabin, Zychlin,
New York;
ZYLBER/KARAS/DOBRZYNSKA/Dobrzyn nad Wisla;
GEDEGER/EIIDEGER/Nowe Miasto nad Pilica, Lodz, Aleksandrow Lodski, New York,
Winnipeg,Calgary;
KELMAN/KIELMAN/Nowe Miasto nad Pilica, New York;
FOGEL/FOGIEL/FOJGEL/HERYING/Hrubieszow, Ratno, Lublin, Poland; New York;
LADZINSKI/LADYSINSKA/LADIZINSKY/Myastowka/Gorodkivka Ukraine, New York