Date   

July 24: German-Jewish genealogy program at the Center for Jewish History in New York #germany

Moriah Amit
 

Please join us for the following program, presented by the Ackman & Ziff
Family Genealogy Institute and Leo Baeck Institute.

Family History Today: "A person is only forgotten when their name
is forgotten" - The German Stolpersteine
Date: July 24, 6:30 PM
Place: Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street, New York, NY 10011
Description: In this talk, Michael Simonson, Archivist and the Director of
Public Outreach at the Leo Baeck Institute, will introduce us to the history
and current practice of the Stolpersteine (literally "stumbling stone")
Holocaust memorials in Germany. Drawing on his personal experiences working
with those who wish to remember former Jewish citizens, Michael will
highlight the stories of some of the Jewish families being remembered,
elucidate the steps he took to track down living descendants, and discuss
the reactions of those in the communities where these stones have been
placed.
Tickets: $10 Regular; $5 Center for Jewish History/Partner Members, Seniors
, and Students; You may purchase tickets in advance at stolpersteine.bpt.me
or 800-838-3006.

Moriah Amit, Senior Reference Services Librarian, Genealogy Coordinator
Center for Jewish History (New York, NY)


German SIG #Germany July 24: German-Jewish genealogy program at the Center for Jewish History in New York #germany

Moriah Amit
 

Please join us for the following program, presented by the Ackman & Ziff
Family Genealogy Institute and Leo Baeck Institute.

Family History Today: "A person is only forgotten when their name
is forgotten" - The German Stolpersteine
Date: July 24, 6:30 PM
Place: Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street, New York, NY 10011
Description: In this talk, Michael Simonson, Archivist and the Director of
Public Outreach at the Leo Baeck Institute, will introduce us to the history
and current practice of the Stolpersteine (literally "stumbling stone")
Holocaust memorials in Germany. Drawing on his personal experiences working
with those who wish to remember former Jewish citizens, Michael will
highlight the stories of some of the Jewish families being remembered,
elucidate the steps he took to track down living descendants, and discuss
the reactions of those in the communities where these stones have been
placed.
Tickets: $10 Regular; $5 Center for Jewish History/Partner Members, Seniors
, and Students; You may purchase tickets in advance at stolpersteine.bpt.me
or 800-838-3006.

Moriah Amit, Senior Reference Services Librarian, Genealogy Coordinator
Center for Jewish History (New York, NY)


Austria-Czech Luncheon at IAJGS 2019 in Cleveland #austria-czech

E. Randol Schoenberg
 

We have 44 attendees so far for the Austria-Czech SIG luncheon on
Wednesday, July 31. This may be the greatest confluence of experts we
have ever had for our SIG, including prior speakers Thomas Fuerth,
Julius Mueller, and Vaclav (Fred) Chvatal), this year's first-time attendees
Johannes Reiss of the Austrian Jewish Museum in Eisenstadt, Traude Triebel,
chief Jewish contributor to GenTeam.at, and our luncheon speaker Yitzhak Stroh,
an expert on the seven holy communities of the Burgenland. If you are hoping
to attend, please reserve your spot now. You won't be admitted to the luncheon
without a lunch ticket. (Those are the conference rules, and they never
make exceptions.)

You have to go to https://www.iajgs2019.org. Go to the Registration
tab. Select Update Your Registration & Info. Log in with the password
they sent you when you registered the first time. Then page
through to the fourth page (click Continue three times) until you get to
the page with all the luncheons. Find Austria-Czech and then select
which meal you want at the luncheon.

Note that the online registration system will close on Saturday, July
20, 2019, at 11:59 pm CDT. After that, you won't be able to reserve
luncheon tickets. So once again, if you think you may want to
attend the Austria-Czech SIG luncheon, please register immediately on
the iajgs2019.org website.

Randy Schoenberg
Austria-Czech SIG Coordinator


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Austria-Czech Luncheon at IAJGS 2019 in Cleveland #austria-czech

E. Randol Schoenberg
 

We have 44 attendees so far for the Austria-Czech SIG luncheon on
Wednesday, July 31. This may be the greatest confluence of experts we
have ever had for our SIG, including prior speakers Thomas Fuerth,
Julius Mueller, and Vaclav (Fred) Chvatal), this year's first-time attendees
Johannes Reiss of the Austrian Jewish Museum in Eisenstadt, Traude Triebel,
chief Jewish contributor to GenTeam.at, and our luncheon speaker Yitzhak Stroh,
an expert on the seven holy communities of the Burgenland. If you are hoping
to attend, please reserve your spot now. You won't be admitted to the luncheon
without a lunch ticket. (Those are the conference rules, and they never
make exceptions.)

You have to go to https://www.iajgs2019.org. Go to the Registration
tab. Select Update Your Registration & Info. Log in with the password
they sent you when you registered the first time. Then page
through to the fourth page (click Continue three times) until you get to
the page with all the luncheons. Find Austria-Czech and then select
which meal you want at the luncheon.

Note that the online registration system will close on Saturday, July
20, 2019, at 11:59 pm CDT. After that, you won't be able to reserve
luncheon tickets. So once again, if you think you may want to
attend the Austria-Czech SIG luncheon, please register immediately on
the iajgs2019.org website.

Randy Schoenberg
Austria-Czech SIG Coordinator


(Netherlands) BCG Free Webinar July 16, 2019 Lesser Used Records for Research in the Netherlands #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The Board for Certification of Genealogists (BCG) is offering a free webinar,
Lesser Used Records for Research in the Netherlands by Yvette Hoitink, CG, on
Tuesday, 16 July 2019, at 2 p.m., U.S. Eastern Daylight Time.

The webinar will cover going beyond civil registration of birth, marriages and
deaths by demonstrations of how to find and use court, notarial,military, cadastral
and other Dutch records.

The BCG webinar is being held in Legacy Family Tree webinars and is free to the
public. The webinar may be accessed at no charge for a week after the live
broadcast. To register and learn more go to:
https://familytreewebinars.com/webinar_details.php?webinar_id=3D963

After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing
information and about joining the webinar.

Yvette Hoitink, CG, is a professional genealogist, writer, and lecturer from
the Netherlands who specializes in researching Dutch ancestors. In 2016,
Yvette became the first board-certified genealogist in the Netherlands.

To view all upcoming Legacy Family Tree Webinars go to:
https://familytreewebinars.com/upcoming-webinars.php


Legacy Family Tree Webinars is part of the MyHeritage family of companies.

I have no affiliation with BCG, Legacy Family Tree Webinars or MyHeritage
and am posting this solely for the information of the reader.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen (Netherlands) BCG Free Webinar July 16, 2019 Lesser Used Records for Research in the Netherlands #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The Board for Certification of Genealogists (BCG) is offering a free webinar,
Lesser Used Records for Research in the Netherlands by Yvette Hoitink, CG, on
Tuesday, 16 July 2019, at 2 p.m., U.S. Eastern Daylight Time.

The webinar will cover going beyond civil registration of birth, marriages and
deaths by demonstrations of how to find and use court, notarial,military, cadastral
and other Dutch records.

The BCG webinar is being held in Legacy Family Tree webinars and is free to the
public. The webinar may be accessed at no charge for a week after the live
broadcast. To register and learn more go to:
https://familytreewebinars.com/webinar_details.php?webinar_id=3D963

After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing
information and about joining the webinar.

Yvette Hoitink, CG, is a professional genealogist, writer, and lecturer from
the Netherlands who specializes in researching Dutch ancestors. In 2016,
Yvette became the first board-certified genealogist in the Netherlands.

To view all upcoming Legacy Family Tree Webinars go to:
https://familytreewebinars.com/upcoming-webinars.php


Legacy Family Tree Webinars is part of the MyHeritage family of companies.

I have no affiliation with BCG, Legacy Family Tree Webinars or MyHeritage
and am posting this solely for the information of the reader.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Fold-3 Free Access to their Revolutionary War Records Through July 15 #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Fold3, a member of the Ancestry family of companies is offering free access
to their Revolutionary War Records through July 15, 2019 11:59 PM MT.
Registration is required: name, email address and password. No credit card
information is required. If you try to access other than the featured
collections, or after the free access period expires you will be invited to
pay for a subscription.

Go to: https://go.fold3.com/revolutionary-war Fill out the name, date or
topic in the search bar. A new window will open with the records matching
your search. When you find a record that you are interested in click on it
and it will open. If you want to print, save etc. go to the tools icon in
the upper right hand of the screen and save, print etc.

I have no affiliation with Fold3 or Ancestry and am posting this solely for
the information of the reader.

Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Fold-3 Free Access to their Revolutionary War Records Through July 15 #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Fold3, a member of the Ancestry family of companies is offering free access
to their Revolutionary War Records through July 15, 2019 11:59 PM MT.
Registration is required: name, email address and password. No credit card
information is required. If you try to access other than the featured
collections, or after the free access period expires you will be invited to
pay for a subscription.

Go to: https://go.fold3.com/revolutionary-war Fill out the name, date or
topic in the search bar. A new window will open with the records matching
your search. When you find a record that you are interested in click on it
and it will open. If you want to print, save etc. go to the tools icon in
the upper right hand of the screen and save, print etc.

I have no affiliation with Fold3 or Ancestry and am posting this solely for
the information of the reader.

Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


New lines added to the Obeliai Questionnaires file #lithuania

Russ Maurer
 

LitvakSIG is pleased to announce the addition of 2414 lines to the
ongoing Obeliai questionnaires file, bringing the total to 5952 lines.
The new lines begin with record JU54830. Access instructions are given
below. This data set will be especially relevant to anyone with
ancestors >from Kovno gubernia, as the new lines include more than 100
records of Jews returning to each of Kaunas, Raseiniai, Siauliai,
Suwalki, Ukmerge, and Zarasai districts. There are smaller numbers
returning to Lida, Svencionys, Telsiai, Trakai, and Vilnius districts,
as well. Anyone whose ancestors were in Lithuania after WWI should
have a look. A list of surnames >from the newly-added lines is appended
to the end of this message. A full surname-frequency list may be
downloaded >from the LitvakSIG website,
https://www.litvaksig.org/research/district-research/collective-data

Here is some brief background. Because Jews, as a group, were falsely
suspected of disloyalty to the Russian Empire, they were hastily
thrown out of western Kovno gubernia in May of 1915 as the Germans
mounted an attack >from East Prussia, bringing WWI to Lithuanian
territory. Most Jews were sent to interior Russia. After the war, tens
of thousands of the surviving displaced Lithuanian Jews tried to
return to Lithuania, almost all of them passing through the frontier
quarantine station in the tiny town of Obeliai. This was, for all
practical purposes, the only route back >from Russia. In Obeliai, each
returnee (or family head) filled out a questionnaire indicating where
they intended to go if readmitted to Lithuania and including
significant personal details about each family member such as the date
and place of birth, maiden name, father's name, etc. Many of these
questionnaires have been preserved in the LCVA.

Interestingly, the new lines include some cases of Jews who returned
from the US or England, not >from Russia.
HOW TO ACCESS THE OBELIAI QUESTIONNAIRES NOW

1. You must be a current donor to any of our district/gubernia
research groups, OR make a new qualifying donation. In about 18 months
these data will be added to the free, searchable All-Lithuania
database.

2. Go to LitvakSIG.org and log in using your usual username and password.

3. Click on "Collective Data" >from your dashboard drop-down menu.

4. Click on the "Data" tab in the Collective Data site.

5. Scroll down to find the Obeliai questionnaires. It is within the
section called "LCVA files".

Any questions can be sent to me at vhrproject@...

Russ Maurer, Collective Data coordinator

Surnames >from part 3:

ABRAMOVICH, ABRAMSON, ABROMSON, AGULNIK, AIZIKOVICH, AKUM,
ALEKSANDRAVICH, ALPERAVICH, ALPEROVICH, ALTER, AMALER, ANIKST,
ARANAUSKY, ARANAVICH, ARELISHKY, AREMAND, ARKUS, ARNEST, ARONES,
ARONOVICH, ASS, ASSEN, ATLAS, ATSIK, AUSEYEV, AUSKER,

BAIKOVICH, BALBIRER, BALOSHER, BANK, BAR, BASMAN, BAT, BATLER, BATS,
BAY, BAYER, BECKER, BEDER, BEILIS, BEINAR, BELIATSKY, BELOSTOTSKY,
BENYAMINOVICH, BER, BERENSHTEIN, BERGELSON, BERGER, BERKOVICH, BERMAN,
BERNSHTEIN, BERSH, BERSON, BEZPRIZVAN, BEZPROZVAN, BIBERSTAIN, BIK,
BIN, BINDER, BIRGER, BISHKY, BLAKHER, BLEIKHMAN, BLEIMAN, BLEIMEN,
BLEKH, BLIAKH, BLINDZH, BLIUMENTAL, BLIUMIN, BLOKH, BOBRUSHKIN,
BOLOTNIK, BORFINKEL, BORIT, BRAINER, BRAUDE, BRAUNSHTEIN, BRAVO,
BRENER, BREZ, BREZIN, BROM, BUDNIK, BUKANTS, BURSHTEIN, BUSHMAN,

CHARNY,

DABUL, DAITS, DAMBO, DANILAVICH, DANISANSKY, DAVIDOVICH, DEICH,
DELIANITSKY, DEMBO, DILLEN, DIMANT, DIMONT, DOBKEN, DOMBO, DONTS,
DOVIDOV, DRAZNIK, DUBINSKY, DUBROV, DUMBINSKY, DUSHKES, DUSHKY,
DVORKOVICH, DVORTS,

EIDELMAN, EIKHENBERG, EILY, EISISHKY, EKDES, ELIN, ELIYASHEV, ELK,
ELKIND, ELPERN, ELSTEIN, EPSHTEIN, ETELSON, EVEN,

FABIY, FAGER, FAIN, FAINSHTEIN, FALAN, FALK, FAMSHEN, FEIGENZON,
FEINBERG, FELDMAN, FELDSHER, FEMKO, FENDEL, FERST, FINK, FINKEL,
FISHEL, FISHER, FITLEINDER, FLAKS, FLEKSER, FOGEL, FRAM, FRANK,
FREIDBERG, FREIMAN, FREISHER, FRID, FRIDENSON, FRIDLAND, FRIDMAN,
FRUMKIN,

GAK, GALUN, GARBEL, GARBER, GARDON, GASMAN, GEFFEN, GEKHBER, GELBORT,
GELLER, GELTSNER, GER, GERSHON, GESELEVICH, GESHELEVICH, GESHELOVICH,
GIMAN, GIMTLING, GIN, GINZBURG, GIRSHO, GIRSHOVICH, GITLIN, GLASBERG,
GLAZER, GLEZER, GLIAS, GLIK, GLIKSHTEIN, GLIOT, GOLBERG, GOLCHIN,
GOLDBERG, GOLDBLAT, GOLDMAN, GOLDSHMIT, GOLDSHTEIN, GOLDVASER, GOR,
GORDON, GORZOL, GOTLIB, GOTS, GRANMAN, GRAS, GRAYEV, GREIS, GRIDFELD,
GRIMBERG, GRIN, GRINBERG, GRINBLAT, GRISH, GROS, GROSMAN, GRUSHKO,
GUBER, GUNBERG, GURVICH, GURVIL, GUTMAN, GUZARCHIK,

HARON, HAZAR,

IDELEVICH, IDELMEN, IDELS, IDELZON, INTRILIGATOR, ITS, ITSEK,
ITSIKSON, IVANAUSKY, IVRIM, IZRAILEVICH,

JEDWABNIK,

KADISHEVICH, KAGAN, KAGAN RAPOPORT, KAHN, KALINKOVITS, KALMANOVICH,
KAMBER, KAMBERG, KAMENETSKY, KANTER, KANTOR, KAPEN, KAPITOVICH,
KAPLAN, KAPLITS, KAPULE, KAPULNIK, KARANOVSKY, KARASITEL, KARELITSKY,
KASAUSKY, KATSENELENBOGEN, KATSER, KATSIN, KATZ, KAUFMAN, KERBEL,
KESSEL, KHAIME, KHAIMOVICH, KHAIT, KHAITKIN, KHAITOVICH, KHODOS,
KHORONZHITSKY, KILUNE, KIMMEL, KIRZHNER, KIRZNER, KISHIN, KISSEL,
KLAVANSKY, KLEBAN, KLEBANOV, KNEBEL, KOGAN, KOL, KOLFAN, KOLSKY,
KONTOR, KOPELIANSKY, KOPELMAN, KOPELOVICH, KOPELYANSKY, KORPUKH,
KOSEL, KOTLIAR, KOVALSKY, KOVALSKY KURMANY, KOVARSKY, KRAKINAUSKY,
KRAVETS, KRECHMER, KREITSER, KREMER, KRIGER, KRIMER, KRISTAL, KROKIN,
KRON, KRONZON, KRUBEL, KRUM, KUNSKY, KUPER, KUPERSHTEIN, KURLANCHIK,
KUROPATKIN, KURSHMAN, KUSHEL, KVINT, KVITKO,

LAN, LANKENITSKY, LAPIDUS, LAURINAVICH, LAZAR, LAZARSKY, LAZNIK,
LEIBETSON, LEIBOVICH, LEIKIN, LEIZEROVICH, LEKHT, LEKNUIZOK, LERNER,
LES, LESCHISKY, LET, LEVENARTS, LEVENBERG, LEVIN, LEVINSON, LEVINTAL,
LEVIT, LEVITAN, LEYKIP, LIBENSHTEIN, LIBENTSON, LIBERMAN, LIKHTENBERG,
LINKAUSKY, LINTAP, LIPCHIK, LIPKOVICH, LIPSHITS, LIPTS, LIZARAVICH,
LURYE, LUSTER,

MAGIT, MAHT, MAIZEL, MALAMDOVICH, MALINKER, MALOVYANSKY, MAMUL, MANN,
MARGOL, MARKIR, MARKUSHEVITS, MARON, MAUSHE, MEILOKH, MEKUSH, MEL,
MELIKOVSKY, MELNIK, MELTSER, MENDEL, MER, MESNUNE, MEYEROVICH, MIBNIK,
MILAVSKY, MILLER, MILUNSKY, MINSKY, MINSTER, MIRLIN, MISHEIKER,
MISHILEVICH, MITSKIN, MOLOTSNIK, MONASEVICH, MOSKATINSKY, MOVSON,
MOYRER, MUSHAT,

NADEL, NAKHIMSON, NANKIN, NARUN, NAY, NEM, NES, NORODZELSKY,

ORALOVICH, ORUM, OSHEROVICH, OSOVSKY, OVCHINSKY,

PABORETS, PAKELCHIK, PANEMUN, PARENITSKY, PASS, PATS, PEKER, PERELMAN,
PERKIS, PERTSMAN, PINTUSHEVICH, PLIT, PLOTKIN, PODRIATSIK, POLACHEK,
POLASKY, POLEK, POSVOLETSKY , POZIN, POZNER, PRAS, PRILUK, PROKHOVINK,
PULDE,

RABINAVICH, RABINAVY, RABINOVICH, RABINZON, RAFORT, RAIBSHTEIN,
RAINES, RAIVID, RAKUZHIN, RASHKY, RAVICH, RAYEN, REIZ, REZNIKOVICH,
RICHUNSKY, RINDENBLIT, RITENBERG, RIVESHMAN, ROGINSKY, ROKHMAN, ROMM,
ROSEN, ROSIYENSKY, ROZENBLAT, ROZENBLIUM, ROZENFELD, ROZENKOVICH,
RUBINOVICH, RUBINSHTEIN, RUBINSHTENIN, RUDNIK, RUF, RUKSIN, RUTSHTEIN,
RUZAUSKY,

SADUR, SAKHMAN, SANDLER, SAVELSKY, SAYEVICH, SEGAL, SELESNIKHT,
SHABASHEVICH, SHAFIR, SHAKESHTEIN, SHALMAN, SHAPIRA, SHAPOCHNIK,
SHAYEVICH, SHEIMAN, SHEIN, SHEINKER, SHEKLER, SHENKMAN, SHESKIN,
SHIMSHER, SHIPTINOVICH, SHKUDRK, SHLIUKHIM, SHLOV, SHMERKOVICH,
SHMIDT, SHMUKLIARSKY, SHMULEVICH, SHNEIDER, SHNEIDEROVICH, SHOFER,
SHOKHAT, SHPULNIK, SHREIBERK, SHTEIMAN, SHTEIN, SHTEREMBLITS, SHTERN,
SHTIF, SHTOK, SHTROM, SHUR, SHUSLAN, SHUST, SHUSTER, SHVARTZ, SIPEL,
SLEZ, SLUTSKY, SMILTINER, SMOLIAK, SNAYBALER, SNIEG, SOGAN, SPIRIN,
SPITS, SRAGOVICH, SRAM, STAKLER, STALIOR, STARK, STEIN, STEINFELD,
STERN, STRASHUN, SUDARSKY, SUGALSKY, SUSTER, SUVATS, SUZALSKY,

TABACHNIK, TABAKIN, TAINSHTEIN, TANUR, TARLAKAUSKY, TELENT,
TERESPOLSKY, TITEVSKY, TODES, TRAUB, TSEKGAUZER, TSIGAN, TSIMKAUSKY,
TSIMON, TSITRON, TSUNKAUSKY, TUBINTS, TZUKERMAN,

UPIN, URYEZON,

VAINER, VAINKY, VAINSHTEIN, VAKS, VALK, VALKIN, VALT, VARBUTSKY,
VAREY, VARIN, VEITSEMAN, VEITSMAN, VERZHBOLOVSKY, VIGDEROV, VIGUSHIN,
VIKTOROVICH, VILENCHIUK, VILKOV, VILNER, VIN, VINAKUR, VINER, VINOKUR,
VIRSHUBSKY, VISGARDISKY, VITKIN, VNITSBERG, VOLBERG, VOLD, VOLK,
VOLPERT, VULFSON,

YABLONOVICH, YADAUSKY, YAKOBSON, YALOVETSKY, YANKEL, YANKELEVICH,
YANKELEVITS, YANOVSKY, YANUSH, YASHURIN, YELIN, YESVOSHNY, YOFFE,
YOKUB, YOSELEVICH, YOSELEVITS, YOSET, YOZEF, YOZEFOVICH, YOZEN,
YUDELEVICH,

ZAIDEL, ZAK, ZAKS, ZALBER, ZALTSBER, ZAMKOVICH, ZARIKHOVICH,
ZAVILOVICH, ZEGER, ZELENKO, ZELENSKY, ZELIKOVICH, ZELIKOVITS, ZELMAN,
ZELMANOVICH, ZHOLINOV, ZHUK, ZIBATS, ZILBER, ZILBERMAN, ZINGER, ZIV,
ZVAV


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania New lines added to the Obeliai Questionnaires file #lithuania

Russ Maurer
 

LitvakSIG is pleased to announce the addition of 2414 lines to the
ongoing Obeliai questionnaires file, bringing the total to 5952 lines.
The new lines begin with record JU54830. Access instructions are given
below. This data set will be especially relevant to anyone with
ancestors >from Kovno gubernia, as the new lines include more than 100
records of Jews returning to each of Kaunas, Raseiniai, Siauliai,
Suwalki, Ukmerge, and Zarasai districts. There are smaller numbers
returning to Lida, Svencionys, Telsiai, Trakai, and Vilnius districts,
as well. Anyone whose ancestors were in Lithuania after WWI should
have a look. A list of surnames >from the newly-added lines is appended
to the end of this message. A full surname-frequency list may be
downloaded >from the LitvakSIG website,
https://www.litvaksig.org/research/district-research/collective-data

Here is some brief background. Because Jews, as a group, were falsely
suspected of disloyalty to the Russian Empire, they were hastily
thrown out of western Kovno gubernia in May of 1915 as the Germans
mounted an attack >from East Prussia, bringing WWI to Lithuanian
territory. Most Jews were sent to interior Russia. After the war, tens
of thousands of the surviving displaced Lithuanian Jews tried to
return to Lithuania, almost all of them passing through the frontier
quarantine station in the tiny town of Obeliai. This was, for all
practical purposes, the only route back >from Russia. In Obeliai, each
returnee (or family head) filled out a questionnaire indicating where
they intended to go if readmitted to Lithuania and including
significant personal details about each family member such as the date
and place of birth, maiden name, father's name, etc. Many of these
questionnaires have been preserved in the LCVA.

Interestingly, the new lines include some cases of Jews who returned
from the US or England, not >from Russia.
HOW TO ACCESS THE OBELIAI QUESTIONNAIRES NOW

1. You must be a current donor to any of our district/gubernia
research groups, OR make a new qualifying donation. In about 18 months
these data will be added to the free, searchable All-Lithuania
database.

2. Go to LitvakSIG.org and log in using your usual username and password.

3. Click on "Collective Data" >from your dashboard drop-down menu.

4. Click on the "Data" tab in the Collective Data site.

5. Scroll down to find the Obeliai questionnaires. It is within the
section called "LCVA files".

Any questions can be sent to me at vhrproject@...

Russ Maurer, Collective Data coordinator

Surnames >from part 3:

ABRAMOVICH, ABRAMSON, ABROMSON, AGULNIK, AIZIKOVICH, AKUM,
ALEKSANDRAVICH, ALPERAVICH, ALPEROVICH, ALTER, AMALER, ANIKST,
ARANAUSKY, ARANAVICH, ARELISHKY, AREMAND, ARKUS, ARNEST, ARONES,
ARONOVICH, ASS, ASSEN, ATLAS, ATSIK, AUSEYEV, AUSKER,

BAIKOVICH, BALBIRER, BALOSHER, BANK, BAR, BASMAN, BAT, BATLER, BATS,
BAY, BAYER, BECKER, BEDER, BEILIS, BEINAR, BELIATSKY, BELOSTOTSKY,
BENYAMINOVICH, BER, BERENSHTEIN, BERGELSON, BERGER, BERKOVICH, BERMAN,
BERNSHTEIN, BERSH, BERSON, BEZPRIZVAN, BEZPROZVAN, BIBERSTAIN, BIK,
BIN, BINDER, BIRGER, BISHKY, BLAKHER, BLEIKHMAN, BLEIMAN, BLEIMEN,
BLEKH, BLIAKH, BLINDZH, BLIUMENTAL, BLIUMIN, BLOKH, BOBRUSHKIN,
BOLOTNIK, BORFINKEL, BORIT, BRAINER, BRAUDE, BRAUNSHTEIN, BRAVO,
BRENER, BREZ, BREZIN, BROM, BUDNIK, BUKANTS, BURSHTEIN, BUSHMAN,

CHARNY,

DABUL, DAITS, DAMBO, DANILAVICH, DANISANSKY, DAVIDOVICH, DEICH,
DELIANITSKY, DEMBO, DILLEN, DIMANT, DIMONT, DOBKEN, DOMBO, DONTS,
DOVIDOV, DRAZNIK, DUBINSKY, DUBROV, DUMBINSKY, DUSHKES, DUSHKY,
DVORKOVICH, DVORTS,

EIDELMAN, EIKHENBERG, EILY, EISISHKY, EKDES, ELIN, ELIYASHEV, ELK,
ELKIND, ELPERN, ELSTEIN, EPSHTEIN, ETELSON, EVEN,

FABIY, FAGER, FAIN, FAINSHTEIN, FALAN, FALK, FAMSHEN, FEIGENZON,
FEINBERG, FELDMAN, FELDSHER, FEMKO, FENDEL, FERST, FINK, FINKEL,
FISHEL, FISHER, FITLEINDER, FLAKS, FLEKSER, FOGEL, FRAM, FRANK,
FREIDBERG, FREIMAN, FREISHER, FRID, FRIDENSON, FRIDLAND, FRIDMAN,
FRUMKIN,

GAK, GALUN, GARBEL, GARBER, GARDON, GASMAN, GEFFEN, GEKHBER, GELBORT,
GELLER, GELTSNER, GER, GERSHON, GESELEVICH, GESHELEVICH, GESHELOVICH,
GIMAN, GIMTLING, GIN, GINZBURG, GIRSHO, GIRSHOVICH, GITLIN, GLASBERG,
GLAZER, GLEZER, GLIAS, GLIK, GLIKSHTEIN, GLIOT, GOLBERG, GOLCHIN,
GOLDBERG, GOLDBLAT, GOLDMAN, GOLDSHMIT, GOLDSHTEIN, GOLDVASER, GOR,
GORDON, GORZOL, GOTLIB, GOTS, GRANMAN, GRAS, GRAYEV, GREIS, GRIDFELD,
GRIMBERG, GRIN, GRINBERG, GRINBLAT, GRISH, GROS, GROSMAN, GRUSHKO,
GUBER, GUNBERG, GURVICH, GURVIL, GUTMAN, GUZARCHIK,

HARON, HAZAR,

IDELEVICH, IDELMEN, IDELS, IDELZON, INTRILIGATOR, ITS, ITSEK,
ITSIKSON, IVANAUSKY, IVRIM, IZRAILEVICH,

JEDWABNIK,

KADISHEVICH, KAGAN, KAGAN RAPOPORT, KAHN, KALINKOVITS, KALMANOVICH,
KAMBER, KAMBERG, KAMENETSKY, KANTER, KANTOR, KAPEN, KAPITOVICH,
KAPLAN, KAPLITS, KAPULE, KAPULNIK, KARANOVSKY, KARASITEL, KARELITSKY,
KASAUSKY, KATSENELENBOGEN, KATSER, KATSIN, KATZ, KAUFMAN, KERBEL,
KESSEL, KHAIME, KHAIMOVICH, KHAIT, KHAITKIN, KHAITOVICH, KHODOS,
KHORONZHITSKY, KILUNE, KIMMEL, KIRZHNER, KIRZNER, KISHIN, KISSEL,
KLAVANSKY, KLEBAN, KLEBANOV, KNEBEL, KOGAN, KOL, KOLFAN, KOLSKY,
KONTOR, KOPELIANSKY, KOPELMAN, KOPELOVICH, KOPELYANSKY, KORPUKH,
KOSEL, KOTLIAR, KOVALSKY, KOVALSKY KURMANY, KOVARSKY, KRAKINAUSKY,
KRAVETS, KRECHMER, KREITSER, KREMER, KRIGER, KRIMER, KRISTAL, KROKIN,
KRON, KRONZON, KRUBEL, KRUM, KUNSKY, KUPER, KUPERSHTEIN, KURLANCHIK,
KUROPATKIN, KURSHMAN, KUSHEL, KVINT, KVITKO,

LAN, LANKENITSKY, LAPIDUS, LAURINAVICH, LAZAR, LAZARSKY, LAZNIK,
LEIBETSON, LEIBOVICH, LEIKIN, LEIZEROVICH, LEKHT, LEKNUIZOK, LERNER,
LES, LESCHISKY, LET, LEVENARTS, LEVENBERG, LEVIN, LEVINSON, LEVINTAL,
LEVIT, LEVITAN, LEYKIP, LIBENSHTEIN, LIBENTSON, LIBERMAN, LIKHTENBERG,
LINKAUSKY, LINTAP, LIPCHIK, LIPKOVICH, LIPSHITS, LIPTS, LIZARAVICH,
LURYE, LUSTER,

MAGIT, MAHT, MAIZEL, MALAMDOVICH, MALINKER, MALOVYANSKY, MAMUL, MANN,
MARGOL, MARKIR, MARKUSHEVITS, MARON, MAUSHE, MEILOKH, MEKUSH, MEL,
MELIKOVSKY, MELNIK, MELTSER, MENDEL, MER, MESNUNE, MEYEROVICH, MIBNIK,
MILAVSKY, MILLER, MILUNSKY, MINSKY, MINSTER, MIRLIN, MISHEIKER,
MISHILEVICH, MITSKIN, MOLOTSNIK, MONASEVICH, MOSKATINSKY, MOVSON,
MOYRER, MUSHAT,

NADEL, NAKHIMSON, NANKIN, NARUN, NAY, NEM, NES, NORODZELSKY,

ORALOVICH, ORUM, OSHEROVICH, OSOVSKY, OVCHINSKY,

PABORETS, PAKELCHIK, PANEMUN, PARENITSKY, PASS, PATS, PEKER, PERELMAN,
PERKIS, PERTSMAN, PINTUSHEVICH, PLIT, PLOTKIN, PODRIATSIK, POLACHEK,
POLASKY, POLEK, POSVOLETSKY , POZIN, POZNER, PRAS, PRILUK, PROKHOVINK,
PULDE,

RABINAVICH, RABINAVY, RABINOVICH, RABINZON, RAFORT, RAIBSHTEIN,
RAINES, RAIVID, RAKUZHIN, RASHKY, RAVICH, RAYEN, REIZ, REZNIKOVICH,
RICHUNSKY, RINDENBLIT, RITENBERG, RIVESHMAN, ROGINSKY, ROKHMAN, ROMM,
ROSEN, ROSIYENSKY, ROZENBLAT, ROZENBLIUM, ROZENFELD, ROZENKOVICH,
RUBINOVICH, RUBINSHTEIN, RUBINSHTENIN, RUDNIK, RUF, RUKSIN, RUTSHTEIN,
RUZAUSKY,

SADUR, SAKHMAN, SANDLER, SAVELSKY, SAYEVICH, SEGAL, SELESNIKHT,
SHABASHEVICH, SHAFIR, SHAKESHTEIN, SHALMAN, SHAPIRA, SHAPOCHNIK,
SHAYEVICH, SHEIMAN, SHEIN, SHEINKER, SHEKLER, SHENKMAN, SHESKIN,
SHIMSHER, SHIPTINOVICH, SHKUDRK, SHLIUKHIM, SHLOV, SHMERKOVICH,
SHMIDT, SHMUKLIARSKY, SHMULEVICH, SHNEIDER, SHNEIDEROVICH, SHOFER,
SHOKHAT, SHPULNIK, SHREIBERK, SHTEIMAN, SHTEIN, SHTEREMBLITS, SHTERN,
SHTIF, SHTOK, SHTROM, SHUR, SHUSLAN, SHUST, SHUSTER, SHVARTZ, SIPEL,
SLEZ, SLUTSKY, SMILTINER, SMOLIAK, SNAYBALER, SNIEG, SOGAN, SPIRIN,
SPITS, SRAGOVICH, SRAM, STAKLER, STALIOR, STARK, STEIN, STEINFELD,
STERN, STRASHUN, SUDARSKY, SUGALSKY, SUSTER, SUVATS, SUZALSKY,

TABACHNIK, TABAKIN, TAINSHTEIN, TANUR, TARLAKAUSKY, TELENT,
TERESPOLSKY, TITEVSKY, TODES, TRAUB, TSEKGAUZER, TSIGAN, TSIMKAUSKY,
TSIMON, TSITRON, TSUNKAUSKY, TUBINTS, TZUKERMAN,

UPIN, URYEZON,

VAINER, VAINKY, VAINSHTEIN, VAKS, VALK, VALKIN, VALT, VARBUTSKY,
VAREY, VARIN, VEITSEMAN, VEITSMAN, VERZHBOLOVSKY, VIGDEROV, VIGUSHIN,
VIKTOROVICH, VILENCHIUK, VILKOV, VILNER, VIN, VINAKUR, VINER, VINOKUR,
VIRSHUBSKY, VISGARDISKY, VITKIN, VNITSBERG, VOLBERG, VOLD, VOLK,
VOLPERT, VULFSON,

YABLONOVICH, YADAUSKY, YAKOBSON, YALOVETSKY, YANKEL, YANKELEVICH,
YANKELEVITS, YANOVSKY, YANUSH, YASHURIN, YELIN, YESVOSHNY, YOFFE,
YOKUB, YOSELEVICH, YOSELEVITS, YOSET, YOZEF, YOZEFOVICH, YOZEN,
YUDELEVICH,

ZAIDEL, ZAK, ZAKS, ZALBER, ZALTSBER, ZAMKOVICH, ZARIKHOVICH,
ZAVILOVICH, ZEGER, ZELENKO, ZELENSKY, ZELIKOVICH, ZELIKOVITS, ZELMAN,
ZELMANOVICH, ZHOLINOV, ZHUK, ZIBATS, ZILBER, ZILBERMAN, ZINGER, ZIV,
ZVAV


Nowy Sacz 1870 Census #poland

Howard Fink
 

I am happy to announce that (thanks to a generous donor) the 1870 Census
from Nowy Sacz is now available when you search the JRI-Poland database.
Note that you may want to reduce your search results to a smaller set of =
records by restricting your search to the Krakow Geographical Region
and/or Census / Books of Residents Record Types.

A volunteer is currently extracting the data >from the 1890 Nowy Sacz
Census, and that will become available later this year. This collection
will include links to directly view the scanned images of the original
records at the Polish Archives.

While we do have many Jewish vital records >from Nowy Sacz already in our
online database we do have both more complete extractions of many of
these years, and more recent years of records that are not yet online.
Until these projects have been fully funded they cannot be put online.
Those researchers who make qualifying contributions will have access to
the records with their family surnames right away. Please contact me
with details of your Nowy Sacz family if you would like to know what
records are available for them.
__________
Howard Fink
Nowy Sacz Town Leader
Jewish Records Indexing - Poland
genKnowHow@...=


JRI Poland #Poland Nowy Sacz 1870 Census #poland

Howard Fink
 

I am happy to announce that (thanks to a generous donor) the 1870 Census
from Nowy Sacz is now available when you search the JRI-Poland database.
Note that you may want to reduce your search results to a smaller set of =
records by restricting your search to the Krakow Geographical Region
and/or Census / Books of Residents Record Types.

A volunteer is currently extracting the data >from the 1890 Nowy Sacz
Census, and that will become available later this year. This collection
will include links to directly view the scanned images of the original
records at the Polish Archives.

While we do have many Jewish vital records >from Nowy Sacz already in our
online database we do have both more complete extractions of many of
these years, and more recent years of records that are not yet online.
Until these projects have been fully funded they cannot be put online.
Those researchers who make qualifying contributions will have access to
the records with their family surnames right away. Please contact me
with details of your Nowy Sacz family if you would like to know what
records are available for them.
__________
Howard Fink
Nowy Sacz Town Leader
Jewish Records Indexing - Poland
genKnowHow@...=


Searching for BRANDT family #romania

David Lewin
 

I am hoping someone on this SIG may recognize this family - or may
have some idea how I can solve this enigma

Can you please help and guide me?

My information is exceedingly sparse. It comes >from a document in
Hebrew - so the names here are transliterated as best as I was able
to guess. For example: BRANDT which I use here may well have been
BEREND or BERENDT ( no vowels in Hebrew ! ).

I am hoping to locate Miriam BRANDT born 11 Dec 1945 in Romania - I
do not know the name of the actual town.

Miriam is the daughter of Stefan BRANDT (b. 8 Apr 1908) and Bertha
(b.28 Jul 1908)
Stefan was the son of Samuel BRANDT and Bertha was the daughter of a
Salomon - family name unknown.

The family arrived in Israel in March 1950 and seems to have left
Israel again in Nov. 1974 - destination unknown.

In Israel they lived in Kiryat Yam

It is possible - but I do not know this for certain - that there is a
family relationship between this BRAND family group and a woman named
Giselle LIFSCHITZ nee SUSSMANN

Would you have any knowledge of this family or can you guide us where
else I could ask?

Thank you

David Lewin
London


Romania SIG #Romania Searching for BRANDT family #romania

David Lewin
 

I am hoping someone on this SIG may recognize this family - or may
have some idea how I can solve this enigma

Can you please help and guide me?

My information is exceedingly sparse. It comes >from a document in
Hebrew - so the names here are transliterated as best as I was able
to guess. For example: BRANDT which I use here may well have been
BEREND or BERENDT ( no vowels in Hebrew ! ).

I am hoping to locate Miriam BRANDT born 11 Dec 1945 in Romania - I
do not know the name of the actual town.

Miriam is the daughter of Stefan BRANDT (b. 8 Apr 1908) and Bertha
(b.28 Jul 1908)
Stefan was the son of Samuel BRANDT and Bertha was the daughter of a
Salomon - family name unknown.

The family arrived in Israel in March 1950 and seems to have left
Israel again in Nov. 1974 - destination unknown.

In Israel they lived in Kiryat Yam

It is possible - but I do not know this for certain - that there is a
family relationship between this BRAND family group and a woman named
Giselle LIFSCHITZ nee SUSSMANN

Would you have any knowledge of this family or can you guide us where
else I could ask?

Thank you

David Lewin
London


Zamset/Zanset update #hungary

John Hoenig
 

Several people wrote to me with ideas about my mystery town Zamset or Z=
anset. It was written quite clearly in two vital records >from Transylvania.=
One record had the former spelling and the other had the latter.

One person suggested to me that the name could be Zauset because u can be h=
ard to distinguish >from n (or m). The problem was that the handwriting was =
so clear in both records that it was hard to imagine the town name being mi=
sread. The person advising me pointed out that the handwriting on the page=
was very regular suggesting that the whole page had been written by the sa=
me person. She suggested that this record was likely a copy of the original=
. Back then, it was apparently common practice for record books to be hand=
copied. This protected against loss of the records and possibly allowed mo=
re than one government office to use the books at the same time. In looking=
over all the records I have assembled >from Transylvania I see that I have =
a number of instances where I have two copies of a vital record in differe=
nt handwritings.

Therefore, the lesson seems to be if you=92re having trouble locating a rec=
ord or reading a record, you should look for another copy of the record. Th=
is advice is fairly general. For example, New York State conducted a series=
of censuses. One time, I couldn=92t find a relative in the version on a m=
ajor genealogical website even though I manually searched the page for the =
Brooklyn street address of my relative. A little searching revealed that th=
e census version that was filmed was the copy in Albany and there was anot=
her copy of the census in the Brooklyn court house. I found my relative in =
the paper version in Brooklyn.

Thanks to all who responded.

John Hoenig
Williamsburg, Virginia
Searching HONIG, FITZER, MIHALY in Transylvania







________________________________________________________

John M. Hoenig

Professor of Marine Science | Department of Fisheries Science

Virginia Institute of Marine Science | PO Box 1346 (1375 Greate Rd), Glouce=
ster Pt., VA 23062

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my webpage:=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0 http://www.vims.edu/peop=
le/hoenig_jm/

pdf's of my papers:=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0 http://fluke.vims.edu/hoenig/professor.h=
tml

Google Scholar profile: http://scholar.google.com/citations?user=3DT105G_oA=
AAAJ&hl=3Den


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Hungary SIG #Hungary Zamset/Zanset update #hungary

John Hoenig
 

Several people wrote to me with ideas about my mystery town Zamset or Z=
anset. It was written quite clearly in two vital records >from Transylvania.=
One record had the former spelling and the other had the latter.

One person suggested to me that the name could be Zauset because u can be h=
ard to distinguish >from n (or m). The problem was that the handwriting was =
so clear in both records that it was hard to imagine the town name being mi=
sread. The person advising me pointed out that the handwriting on the page=
was very regular suggesting that the whole page had been written by the sa=
me person. She suggested that this record was likely a copy of the original=
. Back then, it was apparently common practice for record books to be hand=
copied. This protected against loss of the records and possibly allowed mo=
re than one government office to use the books at the same time. In looking=
over all the records I have assembled >from Transylvania I see that I have =
a number of instances where I have two copies of a vital record in differe=
nt handwritings.

Therefore, the lesson seems to be if you=92re having trouble locating a rec=
ord or reading a record, you should look for another copy of the record. Th=
is advice is fairly general. For example, New York State conducted a series=
of censuses. One time, I couldn=92t find a relative in the version on a m=
ajor genealogical website even though I manually searched the page for the =
Brooklyn street address of my relative. A little searching revealed that th=
e census version that was filmed was the copy in Albany and there was anot=
her copy of the census in the Brooklyn court house. I found my relative in =
the paper version in Brooklyn.

Thanks to all who responded.

John Hoenig
Williamsburg, Virginia
Searching HONIG, FITZER, MIHALY in Transylvania







________________________________________________________

John M. Hoenig

Professor of Marine Science | Department of Fisheries Science

Virginia Institute of Marine Science | PO Box 1346 (1375 Greate Rd), Glouce=
ster Pt., VA 23062

=A0

my webpage:=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0 http://www.vims.edu/peop=
le/hoenig_jm/

pdf's of my papers:=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0 http://fluke.vims.edu/hoenig/professor.h=
tml

Google Scholar profile: http://scholar.google.com/citations?user=3DT105G_oA=
AAAJ&hl=3Den


Description: cid:1594B4CA-9176-4289-8A7F-09C9F800329E
=


Update on Zamset/Zanset #romania

John Hoenig
 

Several people wrote to me with ideas about my mystery town Zamset or
Zanset. It was written quite clearly in two vital records >from Transylvania.
One record had the former spelling and the other had the latter.

One person suggested to me that the name could be Zauset because u can be
hard to distinguish >from n(or m). The problem was that the handwriting was
so clear in both records that it was hard to imagine the town name being
misread. The person advising me pointed out that the handwriting on the page
was very regular suggesting that the whole page had been written by the same
person. She suggested that this record was likely a copy of the original.
Back then, it was apparently common practice for record books to be hand
copied. This protected against loss of the records and possibly allowed more
than one government office to use the books at the same time. In looking
over all the records I have assembled >from Transylvania I see that I have a
number of instances where I have two copies of a vital record in different
handwritings.

Therefore, the lesson seems to be if you are having trouble locating a record
or reading a record, you should look for another copy of the record. This
advice is fairly general. For example,New York State conducted a series
es of censuses. One time,I couldn't find a relative in the version on a
major genealogical website even though I manually searched the page for the
Brooklyn street address of my relative. A little searching revealed that
the census version that was filmed was the copy in Albany and there was
another copy of the census in the Brooklyn court house. I found my relative
in the paper version in Brooklyn.

Thanks to all who responded.

John Hoenig
Williamsburg, Virginia
Searching HONIG, FITZER, MIHALY in Transylvania


Romania SIG #Romania Update on Zamset/Zanset #romania

John Hoenig
 

Several people wrote to me with ideas about my mystery town Zamset or
Zanset. It was written quite clearly in two vital records >from Transylvania.
One record had the former spelling and the other had the latter.

One person suggested to me that the name could be Zauset because u can be
hard to distinguish >from n(or m). The problem was that the handwriting was
so clear in both records that it was hard to imagine the town name being
misread. The person advising me pointed out that the handwriting on the page
was very regular suggesting that the whole page had been written by the same
person. She suggested that this record was likely a copy of the original.
Back then, it was apparently common practice for record books to be hand
copied. This protected against loss of the records and possibly allowed more
than one government office to use the books at the same time. In looking
over all the records I have assembled >from Transylvania I see that I have a
number of instances where I have two copies of a vital record in different
handwritings.

Therefore, the lesson seems to be if you are having trouble locating a record
or reading a record, you should look for another copy of the record. This
advice is fairly general. For example,New York State conducted a series
es of censuses. One time,I couldn't find a relative in the version on a
major genealogical website even though I manually searched the page for the
Brooklyn street address of my relative. A little searching revealed that
the census version that was filmed was the copy in Albany and there was
another copy of the census in the Brooklyn court house. I found my relative
in the paper version in Brooklyn.

Thanks to all who responded.

John Hoenig
Williamsburg, Virginia
Searching HONIG, FITZER, MIHALY in Transylvania


Seeking siblings of David Strough/Storch/Stark #romania

Tina Korn
 

Seeking siblings of David Strough/Storch/Stark. Family
emigrated to Canada/Portland early 1900s.

My maternal grandfather, David Stark, was born in 1871 in Piatra Neamt
or Iasi, Romania. In 1895, he married Bessie Rosner, in Romania.
In 1907, (SS Montrose) he emigrated to Montreal; two children:
my mother,Gertrude and brother, Jack. David died in 1940, and is buried
in Baron de Hirsch de la Savanne Cemetery.

Seeking information about parents and possible siblings of David
Strough. Seeking to find out if they lived, worked, were buried
in Romania.

Thank you,
Tina Korn
Tinagen10@...


Romania SIG #Romania Seeking siblings of David Strough/Storch/Stark #romania

Tina Korn
 

Seeking siblings of David Strough/Storch/Stark. Family
emigrated to Canada/Portland early 1900s.

My maternal grandfather, David Stark, was born in 1871 in Piatra Neamt
or Iasi, Romania. In 1895, he married Bessie Rosner, in Romania.
In 1907, (SS Montrose) he emigrated to Montreal; two children:
my mother,Gertrude and brother, Jack. David died in 1940, and is buried
in Baron de Hirsch de la Savanne Cemetery.

Seeking information about parents and possible siblings of David
Strough. Seeking to find out if they lived, worked, were buried
in Romania.

Thank you,
Tina Korn
Tinagen10@...