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Utah Jewish Farming Colony-100 Year Anniversary #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Utah was one of 40 US settlements known as "Back to the Soil" which
permitted settlers, many >from Eastern Europe, to try a way of living that
their ancestors were prevented >from having--owning land. This past weekend
there was a commemoration of the 100 year anniversary when more than 250
people over 5 years moved to a settlement near today's Gunnison, Utah.
The first 12 settlers arrived in September 1911 to a place they named
Clarion--the farming was tough and most left by 1916-but the legacy is an
important part of Jewish settler history. To read more go to:
http://tinyurl.com/3hsp2kc
original url:
http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/52535744-80/clarion-jewish-settlers-colony.html.csp

Jan Meisels Allen
IAJGS Vice President
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Utah Jewish Farming Colony-100 Year Anniversary #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Utah was one of 40 US settlements known as "Back to the Soil" which
permitted settlers, many >from Eastern Europe, to try a way of living that
their ancestors were prevented >from having--owning land. This past weekend
there was a commemoration of the 100 year anniversary when more than 250
people over 5 years moved to a settlement near today's Gunnison, Utah.
The first 12 settlers arrived in September 1911 to a place they named
Clarion--the farming was tough and most left by 1916-but the legacy is an
important part of Jewish settler history. To read more go to:
http://tinyurl.com/3hsp2kc
original url:
http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/52535744-80/clarion-jewish-settlers-colony.html.csp

Jan Meisels Allen
IAJGS Vice President
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


seeking online maps of Eastern and Central Europe 19th-20th century #general

Philippa Robinson
 

I will be giving a few talks this autumn, in Northern Ireland, about
Jewish communities of Derry (Londonderry)

It would be useful for me to show some maps of where people came from
in Eastern Europe, late 19th century, and also maybe to show how
borders have changed since WW2 as there were emigrants >from Vienna and
Prague who came to this city >from 1938 on. For another talk, I could
use maps of West Africa in the first half of the 20th century. Perhaps
JewGenners can recommend useful websites to get appropriate
illustrations.

thank you

Philippa Robinson


Translating a book from Hebrew #general

David Scriven
 

Dear All,

I have a book, written by my great-uncle in Hebrew,
which, among other things, describes the life of my family in Drohobycz
and Boryslaw at the beginning of the 20th century. I just got a quote
for having a translator in Israel translate the book into English -
roughly $21 a page and the book has nearly 200 pages - this I can't
afford. Does anyone know of any cheaper alternatives?

David Scriven
Vancouver, Canada
Researching: SINGER, RUSS, POMERANZ, ACHTEL, WANG


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen seeking online maps of Eastern and Central Europe 19th-20th century #general

Philippa Robinson
 

I will be giving a few talks this autumn, in Northern Ireland, about
Jewish communities of Derry (Londonderry)

It would be useful for me to show some maps of where people came from
in Eastern Europe, late 19th century, and also maybe to show how
borders have changed since WW2 as there were emigrants >from Vienna and
Prague who came to this city >from 1938 on. For another talk, I could
use maps of West Africa in the first half of the 20th century. Perhaps
JewGenners can recommend useful websites to get appropriate
illustrations.

thank you

Philippa Robinson


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Translating a book from Hebrew #general

David Scriven
 

Dear All,

I have a book, written by my great-uncle in Hebrew,
which, among other things, describes the life of my family in Drohobycz
and Boryslaw at the beginning of the 20th century. I just got a quote
for having a translator in Israel translate the book into English -
roughly $21 a page and the book has nearly 200 pages - this I can't
afford. Does anyone know of any cheaper alternatives?

David Scriven
Vancouver, Canada
Researching: SINGER, RUSS, POMERANZ, ACHTEL, WANG


List of Soviet Jewish prisoners of war who died in Finland during the war of 1941-1945. #belarus

Marilyn Robinson
 

This is a Russian language article, by Serah Beizer, which includes a
list of Soviet prisoners of war originating >from throughout the USSR,
including Belarus. It includes names, birth dates, and birth places. and
it can be found
at:http://berkovich-zametki.com/2007/Zametki/Nomer9/Beizer1.htm.

Use an online translator, such as Google Language Tools, to convert the
Russian website into English, if necessary:

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

2. 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%20ba=
r&tbbrand=3DGZAG

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

Marilyn Robinson
Florida


Belarus SIG #Belarus List of Soviet Jewish prisoners of war who died in Finland during the war of 1941-1945. #belarus

Marilyn Robinson
 

This is a Russian language article, by Serah Beizer, which includes a
list of Soviet prisoners of war originating >from throughout the USSR,
including Belarus. It includes names, birth dates, and birth places. and
it can be found
at:http://berkovich-zametki.com/2007/Zametki/Nomer9/Beizer1.htm.

Use an online translator, such as Google Language Tools, to convert the
Russian website into English, if necessary:

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

2. 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%20ba=
r&tbbrand=3DGZAG

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

Marilyn Robinson
Florida


Searching: ZLOTNIK from Ivanovo #belarus

samglaser@...
 

I'm trying to find information out about my maternal grandfather's
family. His name was Israel ZLOTNIK (ZLOTNICK) and I believe he came
from Ivanovo, Belarus. He came to the US in 1905 and when he got here I
believe he stayed with a brother name Morduche in New York. Morduche, it
seems, later changed his name to Max and moved to Massachusetts with his
wife Rebecca and children. He eventually had four children (Samuel,
Benjamin, Henry and Rose. I believe that Israel and Maxes father's name
was Shimen, that Shimen's father was Borukh and Borukh's father was
Moshko. I'd be interested to be in touch with anyone having information
on this family.

Sam GLASER
Fairfax, Virginia
Moderator Note: Please reply privately


Belarus SIG #Belarus Searching: ZLOTNIK from Ivanovo #belarus

samglaser@...
 

I'm trying to find information out about my maternal grandfather's
family. His name was Israel ZLOTNIK (ZLOTNICK) and I believe he came
from Ivanovo, Belarus. He came to the US in 1905 and when he got here I
believe he stayed with a brother name Morduche in New York. Morduche, it
seems, later changed his name to Max and moved to Massachusetts with his
wife Rebecca and children. He eventually had four children (Samuel,
Benjamin, Henry and Rose. I believe that Israel and Maxes father's name
was Shimen, that Shimen's father was Borukh and Borukh's father was
Moshko. I'd be interested to be in touch with anyone having information
on this family.

Sam GLASER
Fairfax, Virginia
Moderator Note: Please reply privately


"Jews in Lugansk", "Jews, Jews-some Jews Around", etc. articles #ukraine

Marilyn Robinson
 

On a Russian language blog, Notes >from Yakirova Posada, (posted by "Shusek, on 6/24/2008), there are several Jewish names and their trades mentioned: Blum, JS Zhytomyr, Robert C. Leifer,P. Loewner, D. Berenstein, IG Borshteyna, A. Friedman, P. Goldstein, BI Esterovich, Venderovich, RP Gennefeld, Olhova Solomon, Josephus, Fabian,I. Anteyker.
http://shusek-yakirposad.blogspot.com/2008/06/blog-post_8979.html
There are also photographs of former homes.

On 9/25/2008 the same author posted another article, "Jews, Jews-Some Jews Around", which included some Jewish names: Igor Guberman, Rabbi Gersh Shlemovich Robsman, Meir Srul Levitan, PM Goldstein, JL Venderovich, Friedlander, Platsman, Shnirlin, MA Bromberg, Kitsis, YA Efimov, Olhova brothers, Bernslavsky, Gershenshteyn, Aptekman, Gurevich, Zalikman, Katz, Friedman, ID Zaslavsky, Shakhnovich brothers, Vengerovsky, B. Rivkin, Umansky, Mizgalsky, Braslavsky, Huhlovich, Kitsis, Berdichevsky Lozowyy, Lili Gipshman, Al Gurevich, IM Loewner, Tzuk, Malskaya, Gusitinskaya, Spitserova, Raginsky,SI Alder/Elder, IM Loewner, GG Fantiktikkov, Umansky, Matosovsky, Yukhnov, Chuyun, Solomon Venderovich, Eskin, Gorin, Smokinia, Levin, Lieberman, Holzman, Alkhimovich,
http://shusek-yakirposad.blogspot.com/search?updated-min=2008-01-01T00%3A00%3A00%2B02%3A00&updated-max=2009-01-01T00%3A00%3A00%2B02%3A00&max-results=17

There was also a posting by the same author entitled, "Lugansk Photographers, late XIX-early XX Century", posted 9/14/2008, which includes old photos of individuals.

http://shusek-yakirposad.blogspot.com/search?updated-min=2008-01-01T00%3A00%3A00%2B02%3A00&updated-max=2009-01-01T00%3A00%3A00%2B02%3A00&max-results=17

The blog can also be found at: http://shusek.livejournal.com/

Use an online translator, such as Google Language Tools, to convert the Russian website into English, if necessary:

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

2. or download Google Toolbar (with translation capability for IE or Firefox browsers):
http://www.google.com/toolbar/ff/index.html#tracking=1&utm_campaign=en&utm_source=en-ha-na-us-bk&utm_medium=ha&utm_term=google%20tool%20bar&tbbrand=GZAG

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

Marilyn Robinson
Florida

MODERATOR'S NOTE: You will need to copy and paste some of the url's above.


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Fwd: "Jews in Lugansk", "Jews, Jews-some Jews Around", etc. articles #ukraine

Marilyn Robinson
 

On a Russian language blog, Notes >from Yakirova Posada, (posted by "Shusek, on 6/24/2008), there are several Jewish names and their trades mentioned: Blum, JS Zhytomyr, Robert C. Leifer,P. Loewner, D. Berenstein, IG Borshteyna, A. Friedman, P. Goldstein, BI Esterovich, Venderovich, RP Gennefeld, Olhova Solomon, Josephus, Fabian,I. Anteyker.
http://shusek-yakirposad.blogspot.com/2008/06/blog-post_8979.html
There are also photographs of former homes.

On 9/25/2008 the same author posted another article, "Jews, Jews-Some Jews Around", which included some Jewish names: Igor Guberman, Rabbi Gersh Shlemovich Robsman, Meir Srul Levitan, PM Goldstein, JL Venderovich, Friedlander, Platsman, Shnirlin, MA Bromberg, Kitsis, YA Efimov, Olhova brothers, Bernslavsky, Gershenshteyn, Aptekman, Gurevich, Zalikman, Katz, Friedman, ID Zaslavsky, Shakhnovich brothers, Vengerovsky, B. Rivkin, Umansky, Mizgalsky, Braslavsky, Huhlovich, Kitsis, Berdichevsky Lozowyy, Lili Gipshman, Al Gurevich, IM Loewner, Tzuk, Malskaya, Gusitinskaya, Spitserova, Raginsky,SI Alder/Elder, IM Loewner, GG Fantiktikkov, Umansky, Matosovsky, Yukhnov, Chuyun, Solomon Venderovich, Eskin, Gorin, Smokinia, Levin, Lieberman, Holzman, Alkhimovich,
http://shusek-yakirposad.blogspot.com/search?updated-min=2008-01-01T00%3A00%3A00%2B02%3A00&updated-max=2009-01-01T00%3A00%3A00%2B02%3A00&max-results=17

There was also a posting by the same author entitled, "Lugansk Photographers, late XIX-early XX Century", posted 9/14/2008, which includes old photos of individuals.

http://shusek-yakirposad.blogspot.com/search?updated-min=2008-01-01T00%3A00%3A00%2B02%3A00&updated-max=2009-01-01T00%3A00%3A00%2B02%3A00&max-results=17

The blog can also be found at: http://shusek.livejournal.com/

Use an online translator, such as Google Language Tools, to convert the Russian website into English, if necessary:

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

2. or download Google Toolbar (with translation capability for IE or Firefox browsers):
http://www.google.com/toolbar/ff/index.html#tracking=1&utm_campaign=en&utm_source=en-ha-na-us-bk&utm_medium=ha&utm_term=google%20tool%20bar&tbbrand=GZAG

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

Marilyn Robinson
Florida

MODERATOR'S NOTE: You will need to copy and paste some of the url's above.


South African Jewish Rootsweb updates #southafrica

Saul Issroff
 

There have been major updates to SA Jewish Rootsweb at
http://chrysalis.its.uct.ac.za/CGI/cgi_RootWeb.exe

Most of these were received earlier in the year. for example, Westpark
is up to about the end of 2010. Many thanks to Janine Blumberg at the
Kaplan Centre, and Yafa Abraham of the IT unit at UCT for their work
in getting this online.

1. Germiston Marriage Register

Submitted by: Basil Kletz. This listing contains 629 entries.
Database Compiler wishes to be anonomous.


2. Johannesburg: Braamfontein cemetery

The Johannesburg Braamfontein cemetery listing was supplied by the JHB
Chevra Kadisha. The listing contains 4284 entries.

Submitted by:JHB Chevra Kadisha
Compiled by: Janine Blumberg

Original format: Excel spreadsheet
Date received: 29 August 2011


3. Johannesburg: Brixton Cemetery

The Johannesburg Brixton cemetery listing was supplied by the JHB
Chevra Kadisha. The listing contains 7954 entries.

Submitted by:JHB Chevra Kadisha
Compiled by: Janine Blumberg

Original format: Excel spreadsheet
Date received: 29 August 2011


4. Johannesburg Westpark cemetery

The Johannesburg Westpark cemetery listing was supplied by the JHB
Chevra Kadisha. The listing contains 42506 entries.

Submitted by: JHB Chevra Kadisha
Compiled by: Janine Blumberg

Original format: Excel spreadsheet
Date received: 29 August 2011


5. Johannesburg Other cemetery

The Johannesburg Westpark cemetery listing was supplied by the JHB
Chevra Kadisha. The listing contains 1 entry.

Submitted by: JHB Chevra Kadisha
Compiled by: Janine Blumberg

Original format: Excel spreadsheet
Date received: 29th August 2011


6. Queenstown Cemetery
listing contains 182 entries
Supplied by Sunelia Heath

Original format: Excel spreadsheet
Date received: 29th August 2011

NOTE:

Cape Town has an additional searchable database compiled by UOS Cape
Town http://www.jewishcemetery.co.za/
--

Saul Issroff


South Africa SIG #SouthAfrica South African Jewish Rootsweb updates #southafrica

Saul Issroff
 

There have been major updates to SA Jewish Rootsweb at
http://chrysalis.its.uct.ac.za/CGI/cgi_RootWeb.exe

Most of these were received earlier in the year. for example, Westpark
is up to about the end of 2010. Many thanks to Janine Blumberg at the
Kaplan Centre, and Yafa Abraham of the IT unit at UCT for their work
in getting this online.

1. Germiston Marriage Register

Submitted by: Basil Kletz. This listing contains 629 entries.
Database Compiler wishes to be anonomous.


2. Johannesburg: Braamfontein cemetery

The Johannesburg Braamfontein cemetery listing was supplied by the JHB
Chevra Kadisha. The listing contains 4284 entries.

Submitted by:JHB Chevra Kadisha
Compiled by: Janine Blumberg

Original format: Excel spreadsheet
Date received: 29 August 2011


3. Johannesburg: Brixton Cemetery

The Johannesburg Brixton cemetery listing was supplied by the JHB
Chevra Kadisha. The listing contains 7954 entries.

Submitted by:JHB Chevra Kadisha
Compiled by: Janine Blumberg

Original format: Excel spreadsheet
Date received: 29 August 2011


4. Johannesburg Westpark cemetery

The Johannesburg Westpark cemetery listing was supplied by the JHB
Chevra Kadisha. The listing contains 42506 entries.

Submitted by: JHB Chevra Kadisha
Compiled by: Janine Blumberg

Original format: Excel spreadsheet
Date received: 29 August 2011


5. Johannesburg Other cemetery

The Johannesburg Westpark cemetery listing was supplied by the JHB
Chevra Kadisha. The listing contains 1 entry.

Submitted by: JHB Chevra Kadisha
Compiled by: Janine Blumberg

Original format: Excel spreadsheet
Date received: 29th August 2011


6. Queenstown Cemetery
listing contains 182 entries
Supplied by Sunelia Heath

Original format: Excel spreadsheet
Date received: 29th August 2011

NOTE:

Cape Town has an additional searchable database compiled by UOS Cape
Town http://www.jewishcemetery.co.za/
--

Saul Issroff


New Town Leaders for Ukraine #ukraine

cmw521@...
 

Ukraine SIG is pleased to welcome Ariel Parkansky, who has volunteered to
serve as town leader for Odessa, and Mel Werbach, who will serve as Town
Leader for Ostrog (Ostroh). Both have exciting plans for projects to
provide more information for those researching these towns.

Mel acquired the entire 1795 Head Tax Records of Ostrog Jews, >from Allan
Dolgow, a Ukraine SIG member of long standing. We are awaiting JewishGen
approval to begin raising funds to have this census translated. Allan
arranged to have the census, which is in Polish and Russian, photographed.
More on this project will be announced when we get the expected approvals.

Ariel has a number of projects planned for Odessa and has acquired a number
of metrical records to form the basis of the Odessa Town Group. He is also
in the early stages of adding considerable information to the Odessa Kahila
Links page.

If you would like to provide some time and your expertise to help us create
town projects, I want to hear >from you. If you have access to records or
other information for your town, so much the better. Working with Kahila
Links, we can help you make a permanent mark on the ability of all future
genealogists looking for people >from your town to obtain records via the
All-Ukraine database, Kahila Links, and other Ukraine SIG resources.

Chuck Weinstein
Ukraine SIG Towns Leader
Cmw521@...


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine New Town Leaders for Ukraine #ukraine

cmw521@...
 

Ukraine SIG is pleased to welcome Ariel Parkansky, who has volunteered to
serve as town leader for Odessa, and Mel Werbach, who will serve as Town
Leader for Ostrog (Ostroh). Both have exciting plans for projects to
provide more information for those researching these towns.

Mel acquired the entire 1795 Head Tax Records of Ostrog Jews, >from Allan
Dolgow, a Ukraine SIG member of long standing. We are awaiting JewishGen
approval to begin raising funds to have this census translated. Allan
arranged to have the census, which is in Polish and Russian, photographed.
More on this project will be announced when we get the expected approvals.

Ariel has a number of projects planned for Odessa and has acquired a number
of metrical records to form the basis of the Odessa Town Group. He is also
in the early stages of adding considerable information to the Odessa Kahila
Links page.

If you would like to provide some time and your expertise to help us create
town projects, I want to hear >from you. If you have access to records or
other information for your town, so much the better. Working with Kahila
Links, we can help you make a permanent mark on the ability of all future
genealogists looking for people >from your town to obtain records via the
All-Ukraine database, Kahila Links, and other Ukraine SIG resources.

Chuck Weinstein
Ukraine SIG Towns Leader
Cmw521@...


Donetsk: Jewish WWII participants #ukraine

Marilyn Robinson
 

On the Russian language site, IOP forum, at: http://forum.vgd.ru/177/3886/800.htm?a=stdforum_view&o=, "beerus" posted on 7/20/2010, under the subject name, "Donetsk Jewish WWII Participants", names of Jews >from "Donetsk and the colonies". There are many names.

Use an online translator, such as Google Language Tools, to convert the Russian website into English, if necessary:

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

2. or download Google Toolbar (with translation capability for IE or Firefox browsers):
http://www.google.com/toolbar/ff/index.html#tracking=1&utm_campaign=en&utm_source=en-ha-na-us-bk&utm_medium=ha&utm_term=google%20tool%20bar&tbbrand=GZAG

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


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Donetsk: Jewish WWII participants #ukraine

Marilyn Robinson
 

On the Russian language site, IOP forum, at: http://forum.vgd.ru/177/3886/800.htm?a=stdforum_view&o=, "beerus" posted on 7/20/2010, under the subject name, "Donetsk Jewish WWII Participants", names of Jews >from "Donetsk and the colonies". There are many names.

Use an online translator, such as Google Language Tools, to convert the Russian website into English, if necessary:

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

2. or download Google Toolbar (with translation capability for IE or Firefox browsers):
http://www.google.com/toolbar/ff/index.html#tracking=1&utm_campaign=en&utm_source=en-ha-na-us-bk&utm_medium=ha&utm_term=google%20tool%20bar&tbbrand=GZAG

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


How did Ben Goldman Get in the USA #hungary

SRS0=ukAqwQ=35=ancestrywest.com=mfein@...
 

Madeleine, it appears that you are assuming that Ben Goldman never
received citizenship after submitting first papers.  Have you found him on
the 1920 or 1930 U.S. Census?  Is there any indication that he was
naturalized?  If not, he may have been naturalized later.  I would suggest
that you submit a request through the USCIS (United States Citizenship and
Immigration Services) via http://www.uscis.gov.  Scroll down until
you see "Services" on the left.  Under there you will see Genealogy. 

If you have any further questions, feel free to contact me.  I have had
much success using their services.

Good luck!

Mara Fein, PhD, CG(SM)
mfein@...
www.ancestrywest.com
<snip>

Certified Genealogist and CG are proprietery service marks of the Board
for Certification of Genealogists® used by the Board to identify its
program of genealogical competency evaluation and used under license by
the Board's associates.

Moderator: Personal phone # deleted per JewishGen policy.


Hungary SIG #Hungary How did Ben Goldman Get in the USA #hungary

SRS0=ukAqwQ=35=ancestrywest.com=mfein@...
 

Madeleine, it appears that you are assuming that Ben Goldman never
received citizenship after submitting first papers.  Have you found him on
the 1920 or 1930 U.S. Census?  Is there any indication that he was
naturalized?  If not, he may have been naturalized later.  I would suggest
that you submit a request through the USCIS (United States Citizenship and
Immigration Services) via http://www.uscis.gov.  Scroll down until
you see "Services" on the left.  Under there you will see Genealogy. 

If you have any further questions, feel free to contact me.  I have had
much success using their services.

Good luck!

Mara Fein, PhD, CG(SM)
mfein@...
www.ancestrywest.com
<snip>

Certified Genealogist and CG are proprietery service marks of the Board
for Certification of Genealogists® used by the Board to identify its
program of genealogical competency evaluation and used under license by
the Board's associates.

Moderator: Personal phone # deleted per JewishGen policy.

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