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2011 Gesher Galicia Renewal Reminder! February "Galitzianer" sneak preview! #galicia

Pamela Weisberger
 

Dear Galitzianers....young and old, near and far...

It's time to ring in the new year by renewing your Gesher Galicia
membership for 2011 if you haven't done so already.

Membership renewal letters were sent out many weeks ago, so if
you forgot to renew or can't find the letter, you can renew online
and/or find instructions on mail renewal by clicking this link:

http://www.jewishgen.org/galicia/join_gg.html

For Galitzianers who are new to this discussion group, perhaps
you don't realize that Gesher Galicia is dues-paying organization.
While subscribing to this list-serve is free, if you choose to join
us your dues entitle you to receive our scholarly quarterly
journal, "The Galitzianer" - available via electronic or paper
subscription. Your dues also support our research projects,
regional meetings and IAJGS conference programming. This year
they will also support the re-design of our website, with an
upcoming "members only" section, which will entitle you to
access images of maps and land records and new indexes.

In 2011 we will also be launching our online "Gesher Galicia
Family Finder" so you can search for other members researching
towns and surnames shared with you, with the ability to update
your information on a constant basis. There will also be a variety
of special "member only" features available in the coming year,
so don't delay to renew, re-join (if you've let your membership
lapse) or re-energize your Galician research.

Here is a preview of articles in the February 2011 issue of "The
Galitzianer" which is one of our primary membership benefits
and cannot be purchased separately:

"Debica Industrial Permits, Part 2,"
Stanley Diamond and Eden Joachim, JRI-Poland

"Galician Census Status Report," Alan Weiser

"My Life Changed Forever," Felicia Graber

"Avraham Akselrad," William Leibner

"Finding Family All Over the World," Helene Dessort

"DNA Tests in the Search for Common Ancestors: Follow-up,"
Edward Gelles

"The Search for a Survivor: Method to the Madness," Ann Harris

"Return to Our Roots," Harold M. Halpern

"A tour of Jewish Krakow: Past, Present and Future,"
Pamela Weisberger

"The 100th Anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire"

"Town and Regional Research Group Reports"

"Cadastral Map & Landowner Records Project Inventory Update"

And please consider adding an extra donation to help our
research efforts when you renew. Gesher Galicia is a 501 (c) 3
non-profit organization and all contributions are tax deductible
in the United States.

If you have questions about Gesher Galicia or research projects,
please contact me. (Please note that our newly-acquired images,
and updated inventory, >from Phase Four will be available very
shortly. An announcement will be made within the next week!)

If you have specific membership questions, however, please
contact our member chair, Leon Gold:ljgold1@verizon.net.

Pamela Weisberger
President, Gesher Galicia
pweisberger@gmail.com


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia 2011 Gesher Galicia Renewal Reminder! February "Galitzianer" sneak preview! #galicia

Pamela Weisberger
 

Dear Galitzianers....young and old, near and far...

It's time to ring in the new year by renewing your Gesher Galicia
membership for 2011 if you haven't done so already.

Membership renewal letters were sent out many weeks ago, so if
you forgot to renew or can't find the letter, you can renew online
and/or find instructions on mail renewal by clicking this link:

http://www.jewishgen.org/galicia/join_gg.html

For Galitzianers who are new to this discussion group, perhaps
you don't realize that Gesher Galicia is dues-paying organization.
While subscribing to this list-serve is free, if you choose to join
us your dues entitle you to receive our scholarly quarterly
journal, "The Galitzianer" - available via electronic or paper
subscription. Your dues also support our research projects,
regional meetings and IAJGS conference programming. This year
they will also support the re-design of our website, with an
upcoming "members only" section, which will entitle you to
access images of maps and land records and new indexes.

In 2011 we will also be launching our online "Gesher Galicia
Family Finder" so you can search for other members researching
towns and surnames shared with you, with the ability to update
your information on a constant basis. There will also be a variety
of special "member only" features available in the coming year,
so don't delay to renew, re-join (if you've let your membership
lapse) or re-energize your Galician research.

Here is a preview of articles in the February 2011 issue of "The
Galitzianer" which is one of our primary membership benefits
and cannot be purchased separately:

"Debica Industrial Permits, Part 2,"
Stanley Diamond and Eden Joachim, JRI-Poland

"Galician Census Status Report," Alan Weiser

"My Life Changed Forever," Felicia Graber

"Avraham Akselrad," William Leibner

"Finding Family All Over the World," Helene Dessort

"DNA Tests in the Search for Common Ancestors: Follow-up,"
Edward Gelles

"The Search for a Survivor: Method to the Madness," Ann Harris

"Return to Our Roots," Harold M. Halpern

"A tour of Jewish Krakow: Past, Present and Future,"
Pamela Weisberger

"The 100th Anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire"

"Town and Regional Research Group Reports"

"Cadastral Map & Landowner Records Project Inventory Update"

And please consider adding an extra donation to help our
research efforts when you renew. Gesher Galicia is a 501 (c) 3
non-profit organization and all contributions are tax deductible
in the United States.

If you have questions about Gesher Galicia or research projects,
please contact me. (Please note that our newly-acquired images,
and updated inventory, >from Phase Four will be available very
shortly. An announcement will be made within the next week!)

If you have specific membership questions, however, please
contact our member chair, Leon Gold:ljgold1@verizon.net.

Pamela Weisberger
President, Gesher Galicia
pweisberger@gmail.com


Thanks and some interesting reading #general

Edwin Parks <edwin.parks@...>
 

Hi everyone. At the start of another year of research I just wanted to thank
all the people who have helped me so much to discover more about Jewish
soldiers serving in the British army in WW1 and WW2. The two links that
follow will take you to a couple of fascinating stories which Jewishgeners
have helped uncover. To read them you will need to sign on the British
Medals Forum but it only takes a moment and you may well find it helpful in
your own research projects; these are great stories of great Jewish warriors
- please read them and remember them that ay they live forever:

http://www.britishmedalforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=187&t=62289
http://www.britishmedalforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=187&t=57319

Have a great new year in 2011

Eddie Parks

MODERATOR NOTE: Please remember to sign your full name on messages. Your
location would be helpful, as well.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Thanks and some interesting reading #general

Edwin Parks <edwin.parks@...>
 

Hi everyone. At the start of another year of research I just wanted to thank
all the people who have helped me so much to discover more about Jewish
soldiers serving in the British army in WW1 and WW2. The two links that
follow will take you to a couple of fascinating stories which Jewishgeners
have helped uncover. To read them you will need to sign on the British
Medals Forum but it only takes a moment and you may well find it helpful in
your own research projects; these are great stories of great Jewish warriors
- please read them and remember them that ay they live forever:

http://www.britishmedalforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=187&t=62289
http://www.britishmedalforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=187&t=57319

Have a great new year in 2011

Eddie Parks

MODERATOR NOTE: Please remember to sign your full name on messages. Your
location would be helpful, as well.


Old Cemetery...continued #lodz #poland

Sharon Klein <taxtroll@...>
 

OK, now I'm confused about the purification boards. The JOWBR
describes this database as being created >from the purification
boards >from the Old Cemetery and they provide this link,
http://www.zchor.org/lodz/boards.htm , as a source for more
information. This webpage also describes the purification boards as
being >from the Old Cemetery.

Two fellow researchers checked the Hebrew section of the 1938
book for me and did not find the listing for Lajzer SZMAJDER. If this
is actually my ggf's brother and he is buried in the Old Cemetery he
would have been among the last burials in the Old Cemetery
because he died in the early 1920s. Another link I found about the
Old Cemetery indicates that even though it was officially closed in
1892 there were still burials until 1922.

Sharon Klein
Johns Creek, GA


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Subject: Re: Old Jewish Cemetery
From: "Joe Ross" <joeross1220@comcast.net>
Date: Fri, 31 Dec 2010 18:37:17 -0500
X-Message-Number: 1

Portions of the 1938 book referring to burials in the Old
Cemetery (1811 to 1892) were indexed and placed onto the
JRI-Poland database some time ago.

However, the names listed on the Purification Boards refer to
burials in the New Jewish Cemetery, which opened in 1892. If
the name is not otherwise in the JRI-Poland, it is likely
because the death occurred after 1905, which is the last year
of death registrations for Lodz that are available.

Joe Ross

Sharon Klein <taxtroll@aol.com> wrote:

I've been trying to figure out if there is an online database
created >from the Hebrew section of the 1938 book about the
Old Cemetery. I found a 2001 reference that this was in the
works but I can't seem to find it. I found a listing for a Lajzer
SZMAJDER (likely SZNAJDER) in the JOWBR as a name listed on
the boards in the purification room of the Old Cemetery. My
understanding is that this 1938 book includes date of death,
patronymic, etc. and I need this information confirm that
this Lajzer is actually my great-grandfather's brother.


Lodz Area Research Group #Lodz #Poland Old Cemetery...continued #poland #lodz

Sharon Klein <taxtroll@...>
 

OK, now I'm confused about the purification boards. The JOWBR
describes this database as being created >from the purification
boards >from the Old Cemetery and they provide this link,
http://www.zchor.org/lodz/boards.htm , as a source for more
information. This webpage also describes the purification boards as
being >from the Old Cemetery.

Two fellow researchers checked the Hebrew section of the 1938
book for me and did not find the listing for Lajzer SZMAJDER. If this
is actually my ggf's brother and he is buried in the Old Cemetery he
would have been among the last burials in the Old Cemetery
because he died in the early 1920s. Another link I found about the
Old Cemetery indicates that even though it was officially closed in
1892 there were still burials until 1922.

Sharon Klein
Johns Creek, GA


----------------------------------------------------------------------

Subject: Re: Old Jewish Cemetery
From: "Joe Ross" <joeross1220@comcast.net>
Date: Fri, 31 Dec 2010 18:37:17 -0500
X-Message-Number: 1

Portions of the 1938 book referring to burials in the Old
Cemetery (1811 to 1892) were indexed and placed onto the
JRI-Poland database some time ago.

However, the names listed on the Purification Boards refer to
burials in the New Jewish Cemetery, which opened in 1892. If
the name is not otherwise in the JRI-Poland, it is likely
because the death occurred after 1905, which is the last year
of death registrations for Lodz that are available.

Joe Ross

Sharon Klein <taxtroll@aol.com> wrote:

I've been trying to figure out if there is an online database
created >from the Hebrew section of the 1938 book about the
Old Cemetery. I found a 2001 reference that this was in the
works but I can't seem to find it. I found a listing for a Lajzer
SZMAJDER (likely SZNAJDER) in the JOWBR as a name listed on
the boards in the purification room of the Old Cemetery. My
understanding is that this 1938 book includes date of death,
patronymic, etc. and I need this information confirm that
this Lajzer is actually my great-grandfather's brother.


Re: Old Jewish Cemetery #lodz #poland

Donald & Sandra Hirschhorn <sdh2381@...>
 

Are there plans to make deaths in Lodz after 1905 available? My
grandfather Moszek vel Mojzesz Litwin died in either 1906 or 1907
in Lodz as best as I can determine.

Thank you.

Sandra Hirschhorn
Monroe Township, NJ
Researching: LITWIN, Lodz; BRUMER, Bialystok; KARPAY (KARPAI),
Minsk, Belarus; RAFALCHIK, Berezino, Belarus

Joe Ross <joeross1220@comcast.net> wrote:

Portions of the 1938 book referring to burials in the Old Cemetery (1811
to 1892) were indexed and placed onto the JRI-Poland database some time
ago.

However, the names listed on the Purification Boards refer to burials in
the New Jewish Cemetery, which opened in 1892. If
the name is not otherwise in the JRI-Poland, it is likely because the
death occurred after 1905, which is the last year
of death registrations for Lodz that are available.


Lodz Area Research Group #Lodz #Poland Re: Re:Old Jewish Cemetery #lodz #poland

Donald & Sandra Hirschhorn <sdh2381@...>
 

Are there plans to make deaths in Lodz after 1905 available? My
grandfather Moszek vel Mojzesz Litwin died in either 1906 or 1907
in Lodz as best as I can determine.

Thank you.

Sandra Hirschhorn
Monroe Township, NJ
Researching: LITWIN, Lodz; BRUMER, Bialystok; KARPAY (KARPAI),
Minsk, Belarus; RAFALCHIK, Berezino, Belarus

Joe Ross <joeross1220@comcast.net> wrote:

Portions of the 1938 book referring to burials in the Old Cemetery (1811
to 1892) were indexed and placed onto the JRI-Poland database some time
ago.

However, the names listed on the Purification Boards refer to burials in
the New Jewish Cemetery, which opened in 1892. If
the name is not otherwise in the JRI-Poland, it is likely because the
death occurred after 1905, which is the last year
of death registrations for Lodz that are available.


JOWBR; Lodz New Jewish Cemetery #poland

Ellen Mains <dranyen@...>
 

This is a late reply (due to technical problems) partly to
questions raised by Zev Scarson a few days ago, which might
also be of interest to others.

Concerning the new Jewish cemetery, I was notified about a
month ago by the Foundation for preserving the memory of the
Lodz Jews (Fundacja Monumentum Iudaicum Lodzense) about
the cemetery's new website. It is www.JewishLodzCemetery.org.
The website is in Polish but it is simple to get an idea of what's
there. "Plan" is Polish for "Map" and if you click on it you can
see a diagram of the cemetery and a key with 4 colors. >from
my limited Polish, the blue areas are male, the pink are female,
the green are children, and the orange are mixed. The Roman
numerals are also listed in these colored blocks, so one can get
an idea of the specific location.

Having been to the cemetery and had some contact with this
Foundation (which tries to fund the care of the cemetery), I can
say it would be extremely unlikely for them, at least at this time,
to be able to provide images of inscriptions or any other such
personalized help. They were badly in need of funds simply to
maintain and help prevent further deterioration (due to
moisture, plant overgrowth, etc.) to what exists and asked me
to spread his message. It was also rare, if not impossible, to
communicate in English, as the Director speaks no English and
may or may not have someone available to translate.


When I travel there again, I would consider the possibility of
trying to locate and photograph a few headstones, as my
grandfather is buried there. (Since I don't read Hebrew or
Yiddish, I will need to find someone in Poland who can
accompany me -- it will take some work but is not impossble.)

Ellen Mains
Boulder, Colorado
(Researching Lask, Goldblum, Altman, Angelchik, Zloczewska
in this area)


JRI Poland #Poland JOWBR; Lodz New Jewish Cemetery #poland

Ellen Mains <dranyen@...>
 

This is a late reply (due to technical problems) partly to
questions raised by Zev Scarson a few days ago, which might
also be of interest to others.

Concerning the new Jewish cemetery, I was notified about a
month ago by the Foundation for preserving the memory of the
Lodz Jews (Fundacja Monumentum Iudaicum Lodzense) about
the cemetery's new website. It is www.JewishLodzCemetery.org.
The website is in Polish but it is simple to get an idea of what's
there. "Plan" is Polish for "Map" and if you click on it you can
see a diagram of the cemetery and a key with 4 colors. >from
my limited Polish, the blue areas are male, the pink are female,
the green are children, and the orange are mixed. The Roman
numerals are also listed in these colored blocks, so one can get
an idea of the specific location.

Having been to the cemetery and had some contact with this
Foundation (which tries to fund the care of the cemetery), I can
say it would be extremely unlikely for them, at least at this time,
to be able to provide images of inscriptions or any other such
personalized help. They were badly in need of funds simply to
maintain and help prevent further deterioration (due to
moisture, plant overgrowth, etc.) to what exists and asked me
to spread his message. It was also rare, if not impossible, to
communicate in English, as the Director speaks no English and
may or may not have someone available to translate.


When I travel there again, I would consider the possibility of
trying to locate and photograph a few headstones, as my
grandfather is buried there. (Since I don't read Hebrew or
Yiddish, I will need to find someone in Poland who can
accompany me -- it will take some work but is not impossble.)

Ellen Mains
Boulder, Colorado
(Researching Lask, Goldblum, Altman, Angelchik, Zloczewska
in this area)


JGSLA - Sunday, January 9 - Ron Arons with The Good, The Bad & the Incarcerated #general

Pamela Weisberger
 

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Los Angeles invites you to go directly
to jail at our next meeting:

Sunday, January 9. 2011 at 1:30 PM

"Wrongful (W)rascals of the West: "Researching Jewish Criminals and
Black Sheep Relatives"

University Synagogue 11960 Sunset Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90049

Ron Arons, of "The Jews of Sing Sing" fame, gets down to business in
his own backyard, bringing the gangsters, thieves, moguls and madams
of the western states to life.

Was grandma a grifter? Grandpa a Goldrush gonif? Uncle Harry a Hollywood
heavy? Whether your relatives were into bigamy, burying bodies, or bogus
bonds, Ron will show you how to track them down, access their records, and
put their mug shots up on your Facebook page. This presentation will also
provide methodology and information about where source documents can be
found for researching criminals anywhere in the United States, focusing on
Ron's new book: "Wanted: U.S. Criminal Records Sources & Research Methodology."

Members free and guests $5. It would be criminal to miss this talk!

Traveling library opens at 1:00 PM with refreshments served & peddling
of black sheep curios.

Our speaker: Ron Arons was surprised to learn that his great-grandfather
had done time in Sing Sing Prison. "Maybe there's more to your own family
history than you know!" In the process of researching his criminal
ancestor's past, Ron has traced his roots to England, Poland, Romania,
Ukraine, Belarus, and Lithuania. In January, 2008, Ron appeared on the PBS
television series "The Jewish Americans" as the acknowledged expert on
Jewish criminals of New York's Lower East Side. Arons tours the country
giving educational and entertaining presentations on Jewish criminals and
Jewish genealogy. Ron earned a B.S. in Engineering >from Princeton University
and an MBA >from the University of Chicago.

Audience Participation!

Do you have a criminal ancestor with a shady history in your family's past?
There will be time at the end of the meeting (5 minutes per person) for you
to tell your own black-sheep genealogical story. Contact me if you are
interested in participating.

Pamela Weisberger
Program Chair, JGSLA
Santa Monica, CA
pweisberger@gmail.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JGSLA - Sunday, January 9 - Ron Arons with The Good, The Bad & the Incarcerated #general

Pamela Weisberger
 

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Los Angeles invites you to go directly
to jail at our next meeting:

Sunday, January 9. 2011 at 1:30 PM

"Wrongful (W)rascals of the West: "Researching Jewish Criminals and
Black Sheep Relatives"

University Synagogue 11960 Sunset Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90049

Ron Arons, of "The Jews of Sing Sing" fame, gets down to business in
his own backyard, bringing the gangsters, thieves, moguls and madams
of the western states to life.

Was grandma a grifter? Grandpa a Goldrush gonif? Uncle Harry a Hollywood
heavy? Whether your relatives were into bigamy, burying bodies, or bogus
bonds, Ron will show you how to track them down, access their records, and
put their mug shots up on your Facebook page. This presentation will also
provide methodology and information about where source documents can be
found for researching criminals anywhere in the United States, focusing on
Ron's new book: "Wanted: U.S. Criminal Records Sources & Research Methodology."

Members free and guests $5. It would be criminal to miss this talk!

Traveling library opens at 1:00 PM with refreshments served & peddling
of black sheep curios.

Our speaker: Ron Arons was surprised to learn that his great-grandfather
had done time in Sing Sing Prison. "Maybe there's more to your own family
history than you know!" In the process of researching his criminal
ancestor's past, Ron has traced his roots to England, Poland, Romania,
Ukraine, Belarus, and Lithuania. In January, 2008, Ron appeared on the PBS
television series "The Jewish Americans" as the acknowledged expert on
Jewish criminals of New York's Lower East Side. Arons tours the country
giving educational and entertaining presentations on Jewish criminals and
Jewish genealogy. Ron earned a B.S. in Engineering >from Princeton University
and an MBA >from the University of Chicago.

Audience Participation!

Do you have a criminal ancestor with a shady history in your family's past?
There will be time at the end of the meeting (5 minutes per person) for you
to tell your own black-sheep genealogical story. Contact me if you are
interested in participating.

Pamela Weisberger
Program Chair, JGSLA
Santa Monica, CA
pweisberger@gmail.com


is this interview available? #ukraine

philafrum
 

1/2/11

Genners,

I checked out yesterday's link (posted at Ukraine SIG) to the IAJGS Jewish cemetery project for Ukraine and found an interesting citation regarding the Starokonstantinov cemetery:

Peysahov Dmitriy Berovich of Kiev, .... visited site and completed survey on 11/1/94. Interviewed on 11/1/94 was Vladimir Srulevich Shraydman.

Is there any way to get a hold of that interview? Can Mr. Berovich be reached via e-mail?

Thanks.

Evan Fishman

Researching: MANDELSTEIN (Starokonstantinov);ADELMAN (Krasilov);LISNITZER (Starokonstantinov, Kamenets Podolskiy, Zaslaw);
PRESSEISEN/PREISMAN (Ostrog);UDIN (Kiev); BURSTEIN (Radomyshyl, Kiev);WINARSKY (Kiev)


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine is this interview available? #ukraine

philafrum
 

1/2/11

Genners,

I checked out yesterday's link (posted at Ukraine SIG) to the IAJGS Jewish cemetery project for Ukraine and found an interesting citation regarding the Starokonstantinov cemetery:

Peysahov Dmitriy Berovich of Kiev, .... visited site and completed survey on 11/1/94. Interviewed on 11/1/94 was Vladimir Srulevich Shraydman.

Is there any way to get a hold of that interview? Can Mr. Berovich be reached via e-mail?

Thanks.

Evan Fishman

Researching: MANDELSTEIN (Starokonstantinov);ADELMAN (Krasilov);LISNITZER (Starokonstantinov, Kamenets Podolskiy, Zaslaw);
PRESSEISEN/PREISMAN (Ostrog);UDIN (Kiev); BURSTEIN (Radomyshyl, Kiev);WINARSKY (Kiev)


Translation #ukraine

m2nelson@...
 

Is there anyone who could translate pages 193 to 206 of the Yizkor book
for Ludmir (Volodymyr-Volynskyy) - see link below. My father is in the
picture on page 197.

http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Volodymyr_Volynskyy/Volodymyr_Volynskyy.html

Thanks,

--
Mort Nelson
Victoria, BC

Moderator's Note - Private replies please!


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Translation #ukraine

m2nelson@...
 

Is there anyone who could translate pages 193 to 206 of the Yizkor book
for Ludmir (Volodymyr-Volynskyy) - see link below. My father is in the
picture on page 197.

http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Volodymyr_Volynskyy/Volodymyr_Volynskyy.html

Thanks,

--
Mort Nelson
Victoria, BC

Moderator's Note - Private replies please!


getting a death record #general

hershel reisz <hreisz@...>
 

How can I get a death record of Tarcal Hungary >from 1906?

In one way I want to thank all those who responded with info. on Tarcal.

please reply at hreisz@gmail.com
Hershel Reisz


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen getting a death record #general

hershel reisz <hreisz@...>
 

How can I get a death record of Tarcal Hungary >from 1906?

In one way I want to thank all those who responded with info. on Tarcal.

please reply at hreisz@gmail.com
Hershel Reisz


Library of Congress Newspapers #general

Pamela Weisberger
 

Since we've been discussing newspapers, all researchers should check
out the Library of Congresses growing website:

http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/

They have a collection of US regional newspapers >from 1860-1920 with a
very user-friendly search engine and interface and it's free!

Pamela Weisberger
Santa Monica, CA
pweisberger@gmail.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Library of Congress Newspapers #general

Pamela Weisberger
 

Since we've been discussing newspapers, all researchers should check
out the Library of Congresses growing website:

http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/

They have a collection of US regional newspapers >from 1860-1920 with a
very user-friendly search engine and interface and it's free!

Pamela Weisberger
Santa Monica, CA
pweisberger@gmail.com

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