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Photos of your Shtetls #belarus

Eli Rabinowitz
 

Hi all

I will be driving around Lithuania and Latvia for 9 days >from next
Tuesday, 20 May.

Together with my keen interest in our Jewish heritage and genealogy, and
my skills as a professional photographer, this is an opportunity for me
to share with you the many facets of these countries.

To be part of this FREE service, please visit http://elirab.me and
select "follow" and include your email address.

My planned itinerary includes:

London & Warsaw and then:
Kaunas, Rasenai, Kelme, Rietavas, Juodkrante, Klaipeda, Palanga,
Kretinga, Plunge, Telsai, Salantai, Joniskis, Siauliai, Panevezys,
Pasvalys, Birzai, Kupiskis, Rokiskis, Zagare, Utene, Ukmerge, Krakes,
Kedainiai, Vilnius, Druskininkai, Marijampole, Rumsiskes & Zezmariai;
Liepaja, Aizpute, Tukums, Jurmala, Riga, Latgales, Jelgava, Bauska &
Daugavpils.

If you have any specific requests such as research or other queries,
email me at eli@elirab.com and we can discuss further.

I write and manage several kehilalinks for JewishGen as a volunteer. My
webpages include towns in Lithuania, Poland, Belarus, Germany, China,
South Africa and Australia. I also write travel blogs with a focus on
Jewish travel.


I look forward to having you travel with me.

Best regards

Eli Rabinowitz
Perth, Australia
eli@elirab.com


Belarus SIG #Belarus Photos of your Shtetls #belarus

Eli Rabinowitz
 

Hi all

I will be driving around Lithuania and Latvia for 9 days >from next
Tuesday, 20 May.

Together with my keen interest in our Jewish heritage and genealogy, and
my skills as a professional photographer, this is an opportunity for me
to share with you the many facets of these countries.

To be part of this FREE service, please visit http://elirab.me and
select "follow" and include your email address.

My planned itinerary includes:

London & Warsaw and then:
Kaunas, Rasenai, Kelme, Rietavas, Juodkrante, Klaipeda, Palanga,
Kretinga, Plunge, Telsai, Salantai, Joniskis, Siauliai, Panevezys,
Pasvalys, Birzai, Kupiskis, Rokiskis, Zagare, Utene, Ukmerge, Krakes,
Kedainiai, Vilnius, Druskininkai, Marijampole, Rumsiskes & Zezmariai;
Liepaja, Aizpute, Tukums, Jurmala, Riga, Latgales, Jelgava, Bauska &
Daugavpils.

If you have any specific requests such as research or other queries,
email me at eli@elirab.com and we can discuss further.

I write and manage several kehilalinks for JewishGen as a volunteer. My
webpages include towns in Lithuania, Poland, Belarus, Germany, China,
South Africa and Australia. I also write travel blogs with a focus on
Jewish travel.


I look forward to having you travel with me.

Best regards

Eli Rabinowitz
Perth, Australia
eli@elirab.com


This Sunday in NYC: Gesher Galicia Spring Program: "Austria, Poland, Ukraine: 3 Cities, 5 Archives, 12 Wonderful Days of Discovery" #galicia

Pamela Weisberger
 

You are invited to Gesher Galicia's spring regional meeting coming up
this weekend in New York City:

Sunday, May 18, 2014

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Center for Jewish History
Forchheimer Auditorium
15 West 16th St.
New York, NY 10011

"Austria Poland, Ukraine:
3 Countries, 5 Archives, 12 Wonderful Days of Discovery"

In addition to highlighting our new research projects and the All
Galicia Database there will be a special presentation.

GG board member, John Diener, >from Ottawa, Canada, and Pamela
Weisberger will talk about our trip in April 2013 to Austria, Poland,
and Ukraine. We timed the trip to attend the opening of the Museum
of the History of Polish Jews building in Warsaw, and over twelve days
we visited archives in Vienna, Warsaw, Przemysl, Lviv and Ternopil. We
toured the new Museum, viewed "Rotem," a powerful documentary on
Warsaw Ghetto fighter Simcha Rotem, heard a "Bund Band" jazz
concert, were treated to an incredible dinner with Piotr Pininski, great
grandson of Count Leonard Pininski, the magnate nobleman who once
owned the Galician town of Grzymalow where John's father and
Pamela's grandfather were born. After a short stop in Krakow, to give
a presentation to the local population trying to discover more about
their Jewish roots, we journeyed to Przemysl and toured the Polish
State Archives there. Later, in Ukraine, escorted by Alex and Natalie
Dunai, we visited Grzymalow, its ruined synagogue, cheder and Jewish
cemetery. Learn about the trip's highlights and get glimpses of the
Museum's core exhibition which will debut this October. We will also
explain the challenges of archival research in different locales (from
white gloves to burnt documents and moldy dust) and discover the
exceptional opportunity to connect past to present through
investigative genealogical research.

Admission is free. No reservations are necessary.

Directions to the Center for Jewish History are here:
http://www.cjh.org/p/9

Speakers:

John Diener is an Ottawa, Canada businessman who is also the
vice-president of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Ottawa, and is on
the board of directors of Gesher Galicia. John co-sponsored the
filming of all matzevot in Zhvanets, Ukraine; the data on these 1,200
stones was submitted to JOWBR and he has amassed 2,500 names on
his family tree. John is shtetl leader for Grzymalow, Ukraine and writes
a monthly column, "Connecting the Branches," for the Ottawa Jewish
Bulletin. He is the proud owner of Saslove's Meat Market in the center
of Ottawa's historic marketplace, which has been an institution in the
city since 1954.

Pamela Weisberger is president and research coordinator of Gesher
Galicia and 1st V.P./program chair for the Jewish Genealogical Society
of Los Angeles. She is also a professional genealogist and has
conducted research in Polish, German, Israeli, Ukrainian, and Austrian
archives.

More info here:
< http://www.geshergalicia.org/meetings/austria-poland-ukraine-3-countries-5-archives-12-wonderful-days-discovery-new-york-city/ >

Hope you can join us there! (To be followed by the JGSNY meeting at
2:00 PM on naturalization records: www.JGSNY.org.)

If you can't attend, we will be videotaping the program and it will be
available to Gesher Galicia members for viewing online in a few weeks.

If you are not yet a member of Gesher Galicia for 2014, please join!
Info is here: http://www.geshergalicia.org/join-gesher-galicia/

Members get many special benefits, the biggest of which is a
subscription to our journal, "The Galitzianer," which is due to be
published soon. Your annual dues support our research and
programming projects. Don't miss out!

Pamela Weisberger
Gesher Galicia
pweisberger@gmail.com


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia This Sunday in NYC: Gesher Galicia Spring Program: "Austria, Poland, Ukraine: 3 Cities, 5 Archives, 12 Wonderful Days of Discovery" #galicia

Pamela Weisberger
 

You are invited to Gesher Galicia's spring regional meeting coming up
this weekend in New York City:

Sunday, May 18, 2014

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Center for Jewish History
Forchheimer Auditorium
15 West 16th St.
New York, NY 10011

"Austria Poland, Ukraine:
3 Countries, 5 Archives, 12 Wonderful Days of Discovery"

In addition to highlighting our new research projects and the All
Galicia Database there will be a special presentation.

GG board member, John Diener, >from Ottawa, Canada, and Pamela
Weisberger will talk about our trip in April 2013 to Austria, Poland,
and Ukraine. We timed the trip to attend the opening of the Museum
of the History of Polish Jews building in Warsaw, and over twelve days
we visited archives in Vienna, Warsaw, Przemysl, Lviv and Ternopil. We
toured the new Museum, viewed "Rotem," a powerful documentary on
Warsaw Ghetto fighter Simcha Rotem, heard a "Bund Band" jazz
concert, were treated to an incredible dinner with Piotr Pininski, great
grandson of Count Leonard Pininski, the magnate nobleman who once
owned the Galician town of Grzymalow where John's father and
Pamela's grandfather were born. After a short stop in Krakow, to give
a presentation to the local population trying to discover more about
their Jewish roots, we journeyed to Przemysl and toured the Polish
State Archives there. Later, in Ukraine, escorted by Alex and Natalie
Dunai, we visited Grzymalow, its ruined synagogue, cheder and Jewish
cemetery. Learn about the trip's highlights and get glimpses of the
Museum's core exhibition which will debut this October. We will also
explain the challenges of archival research in different locales (from
white gloves to burnt documents and moldy dust) and discover the
exceptional opportunity to connect past to present through
investigative genealogical research.

Admission is free. No reservations are necessary.

Directions to the Center for Jewish History are here:
http://www.cjh.org/p/9

Speakers:

John Diener is an Ottawa, Canada businessman who is also the
vice-president of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Ottawa, and is on
the board of directors of Gesher Galicia. John co-sponsored the
filming of all matzevot in Zhvanets, Ukraine; the data on these 1,200
stones was submitted to JOWBR and he has amassed 2,500 names on
his family tree. John is shtetl leader for Grzymalow, Ukraine and writes
a monthly column, "Connecting the Branches," for the Ottawa Jewish
Bulletin. He is the proud owner of Saslove's Meat Market in the center
of Ottawa's historic marketplace, which has been an institution in the
city since 1954.

Pamela Weisberger is president and research coordinator of Gesher
Galicia and 1st V.P./program chair for the Jewish Genealogical Society
of Los Angeles. She is also a professional genealogist and has
conducted research in Polish, German, Israeli, Ukrainian, and Austrian
archives.

More info here:
< http://www.geshergalicia.org/meetings/austria-poland-ukraine-3-countries-5-archives-12-wonderful-days-discovery-new-york-city/ >

Hope you can join us there! (To be followed by the JGSNY meeting at
2:00 PM on naturalization records: www.JGSNY.org.)

If you can't attend, we will be videotaping the program and it will be
available to Gesher Galicia members for viewing online in a few weeks.

If you are not yet a member of Gesher Galicia for 2014, please join!
Info is here: http://www.geshergalicia.org/join-gesher-galicia/

Members get many special benefits, the biggest of which is a
subscription to our journal, "The Galitzianer," which is due to be
published soon. Your annual dues support our research and
programming projects. Don't miss out!

Pamela Weisberger
Gesher Galicia
pweisberger@gmail.com


Joint Research in USHMM -- Lwow Judenrat #galicia

Eli Brauner
 

As mentioned in a previous message, a large collection of documents
from the Nazi period in Lwow is stored in the United States Holocaust
Memorial Museum in Washington D.C. On the USHMM site one can find:

Title: Teka Lwowska (Sygn. 229)
Lwow Files: Dates -1898-1979 and 1941-1945
Scope and Content: This collection contains reports, articles, clippings,
and various other documents relating to the persecution and execution
of Jews in Lwow, Poland (now Lviv, Ukraine); the activities of the Jewish
council (Judenrat) in the Lwow ghetto; the confiscation of Jewish
property; the eviction of Jews >from their homes; various "actions" in the
ghetto, some specifically targeting elderly Jews; the mistreatment of
Jews by Ukrainians; the burning of synagogues; the extortion of money
from Jews in the ghetto; the activities of the German police and Gestapo;
Jews taken to forced labor camps near Lwow; the activities of the Jewish
police; the pogrom against the Lwow Jews at the time of the German
invasion in 1941; a massacre in the Brygidki prison in Lwow; and the
oaths of Lwow rabbis >from 1898 to 1928.

Also can be found a card index of Jews that were allowed to work
outside the Lwow ghetto; records of the Judenrat >from 1940-42. And
the Museum has also a reel >from the Lviv Oblast Archive with records
that contain information about the German occupation of the city.

As I have said in my former message, I would like to suggest the
establishment of a research group to look in this huge collection. The
idea is to hire research services and the researcher will look for names
given to him by the group members. As far as there will be members in
the group, so will the price go down. If this idea is appealing to you,
please let me know.

Eli Brauner
Israel

MODERATOR NOTE: Please contact Eli Brauner privately to continue
discussion of these records.


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Joint Research in USHMM -- Lwow Judenrat #galicia

Eli Brauner
 

As mentioned in a previous message, a large collection of documents
from the Nazi period in Lwow is stored in the United States Holocaust
Memorial Museum in Washington D.C. On the USHMM site one can find:

Title: Teka Lwowska (Sygn. 229)
Lwow Files: Dates -1898-1979 and 1941-1945
Scope and Content: This collection contains reports, articles, clippings,
and various other documents relating to the persecution and execution
of Jews in Lwow, Poland (now Lviv, Ukraine); the activities of the Jewish
council (Judenrat) in the Lwow ghetto; the confiscation of Jewish
property; the eviction of Jews >from their homes; various "actions" in the
ghetto, some specifically targeting elderly Jews; the mistreatment of
Jews by Ukrainians; the burning of synagogues; the extortion of money
from Jews in the ghetto; the activities of the German police and Gestapo;
Jews taken to forced labor camps near Lwow; the activities of the Jewish
police; the pogrom against the Lwow Jews at the time of the German
invasion in 1941; a massacre in the Brygidki prison in Lwow; and the
oaths of Lwow rabbis >from 1898 to 1928.

Also can be found a card index of Jews that were allowed to work
outside the Lwow ghetto; records of the Judenrat >from 1940-42. And
the Museum has also a reel >from the Lviv Oblast Archive with records
that contain information about the German occupation of the city.

As I have said in my former message, I would like to suggest the
establishment of a research group to look in this huge collection. The
idea is to hire research services and the researcher will look for names
given to him by the group members. As far as there will be members in
the group, so will the price go down. If this idea is appealing to you,
please let me know.

Eli Brauner
Israel

MODERATOR NOTE: Please contact Eli Brauner privately to continue
discussion of these records.


Birth Certificates Not Mine #general

Carol Jaffe
 

Hi Genners,

I have 3 birth certificates that are not my family and if they match
with yours let me know and I will send them to you.

Harry JAFFE, dob 10 July 1898 in NYC. His parents William & Bessie
JAFFE both were >from Russia.

Ida FISHER, dob 15 Dec 1900 in NYC. Her parents Alexander & Celia
FISHER both were >from Russia.

Ida Carrie FISCHER, dob 23 Jan 1904 in NYC. Her parents August & Anna
FISCHER. The father was born in England and her mother in the US.

Carol M Jaffe, Clearwater, FL
Researching: ABRAHAM/BRAHMS, BEHR/BEAR/BAER, LAVINE, LAZARUS,
LOEWENBERG, ROSE/ROSINSKY


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Birth Certificates Not Mine #general

Carol Jaffe
 

Hi Genners,

I have 3 birth certificates that are not my family and if they match
with yours let me know and I will send them to you.

Harry JAFFE, dob 10 July 1898 in NYC. His parents William & Bessie
JAFFE both were >from Russia.

Ida FISHER, dob 15 Dec 1900 in NYC. Her parents Alexander & Celia
FISHER both were >from Russia.

Ida Carrie FISCHER, dob 23 Jan 1904 in NYC. Her parents August & Anna
FISCHER. The father was born in England and her mother in the US.

Carol M Jaffe, Clearwater, FL
Researching: ABRAHAM/BRAHMS, BEHR/BEAR/BAER, LAVINE, LAZARUS,
LOEWENBERG, ROSE/ROSINSKY


Viewmate: Translation from Romanian & Russian - Samuel Brofman photo/postcard 1913 #bessarabia

Pamela Weisberger
 

I've just posted a record on Viewmate (#33729) for which I'd
appreciate a translation. It appears to be dated December 29, 1912.
The link is:

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM33729

I'm not sure of the language. Might be Romanian or Russian -- or
both. (There is handwritten text and a stamp which is definitely in
Cyrillic.)

The photo on the reverse side is of Samuel Brofman born in Bessarabia,
who moved to Odessa. He may be wearing a soldier's uniform. Sometime
between the date of this photo and summer 1913 Samuel found his way to
Brazil and eventually America.

If you can provide a word-for-word translation, it would be most appreciated!

Pamela Weisberger
Santa Monica, CA
pweisberger@gmail.com


Need help with writing on Ship manifest #general

Mark London <mrl@...>
 

Hi - I'm trying to read the last name of the contact person on a ship
manifest. Here's the image:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/26790684@N05/14006357617/in/photostream/

The name I'm trying to decipher is "Uncle Stanley ?????", "5 Saratoga
Ave, Brooklyn, NY"

The writing is very clear, but I have not a clue as to what the first
few letters of the person's surname is.

Bonus points, for anyone that can actually locate the person on a census
or city directory! Thanks.

Mark London
Natick, MA


Bessarabia SIG #Bessarabia Viewmate: Translation from Romanian & Russian - Samuel Brofman photo/postcard 1913 #bessarabia

Pamela Weisberger
 

I've just posted a record on Viewmate (#33729) for which I'd
appreciate a translation. It appears to be dated December 29, 1912.
The link is:

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM33729

I'm not sure of the language. Might be Romanian or Russian -- or
both. (There is handwritten text and a stamp which is definitely in
Cyrillic.)

The photo on the reverse side is of Samuel Brofman born in Bessarabia,
who moved to Odessa. He may be wearing a soldier's uniform. Sometime
between the date of this photo and summer 1913 Samuel found his way to
Brazil and eventually America.

If you can provide a word-for-word translation, it would be most appreciated!

Pamela Weisberger
Santa Monica, CA
pweisberger@gmail.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Need help with writing on Ship manifest #general

Mark London <mrl@...>
 

Hi - I'm trying to read the last name of the contact person on a ship
manifest. Here's the image:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/26790684@N05/14006357617/in/photostream/

The name I'm trying to decipher is "Uncle Stanley ?????", "5 Saratoga
Ave, Brooklyn, NY"

The writing is very clear, but I have not a clue as to what the first
few letters of the person's surname is.

Bonus points, for anyone that can actually locate the person on a census
or city directory! Thanks.

Mark London
Natick, MA


ViewMate translation request - Russian #general

Seth Rogoff
 

Hi

I've posted a vital record in Russian for which I would really like a
translation. It is my paternal great grand parents wedding
certificate. It is on ViewMate at the following address ...

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM33759

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application or
direct to my email seth.rogoff@gmail.com

Would appreciate the complete certificate translated please,

Thank you very much.
Seth Rogoff
London
United Kingdom


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen ViewMate translation request - Russian #general

Seth Rogoff
 

Hi

I've posted a vital record in Russian for which I would really like a
translation. It is my paternal great grand parents wedding
certificate. It is on ViewMate at the following address ...

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM33759

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application or
direct to my email seth.rogoff@gmail.com

Would appreciate the complete certificate translated please,

Thank you very much.
Seth Rogoff
London
United Kingdom


Barcelona Refugee Card for Jenny LEVY #general

Liz Hanellin
 

Hello JewishGenners,

Are there any experts out there on the Barcelona DP/Refugee Cards >from the
"Munich, Vienna and Barcelona Jewish Displaced Persons and Refugee Cards,
1943-1959 (JDC)" database?

I am researching the fate of my great aunt, Jenny LEVI/LEVY (nee FRANKENTHALER,
Feb 25, 1898, in Untereisenheim, Germany). She moved to Frankfurt in 1939 with
her husband Ludwig and I have lost any definitive trail of her after that (she
is not in the Gedenkbuch), although I have a record suggesting that Ludwig was
killed in 1942 (I can't confirm this yet, since I don't have his birthdate and
there were many Ludwig LEVI/LEVYs).

I found a Refugee Card (Card no. 558) for a Jenny LEVY who was detained in
Gerona and then Barcelona, Spain (presumably after crossing the French/Spanish
border). The card indicates that she was put in the charge of the French as of
1/7/43 (which I interpret as July 1, and not January 7, based on the other
dates on the card) and the last entry on the card says "Partie Afrrique du
Nord, CRI 17/4/44", i.e., she left for North Africa on 17/4/44 (April 17,
1944), via the Red Cross International. Unfortunately, according to the
International Committee of the Red Cross website, research for their WWII
archive is suspended at least until 2016 during a conservation and scanning
project.

Without access to these archives, does anyone know if there a way of tracing
that departure to North Africa to find out which specific country it went to
and whether there is an existing manifest that might indicate information about
the refugee/passenger in addition to her name (such as nationality and/or
birthdate)? Or, are there any other records relating to this group of refugees?
By the way, I have also tried contacting the JDC, but have not heard anything
back yet.

Thanks in advance!

Liz Hanellin
New York City
liz_hanellin@yahoo.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Barcelona Refugee Card for Jenny LEVY #general

Liz Hanellin
 

Hello JewishGenners,

Are there any experts out there on the Barcelona DP/Refugee Cards >from the
"Munich, Vienna and Barcelona Jewish Displaced Persons and Refugee Cards,
1943-1959 (JDC)" database?

I am researching the fate of my great aunt, Jenny LEVI/LEVY (nee FRANKENTHALER,
Feb 25, 1898, in Untereisenheim, Germany). She moved to Frankfurt in 1939 with
her husband Ludwig and I have lost any definitive trail of her after that (she
is not in the Gedenkbuch), although I have a record suggesting that Ludwig was
killed in 1942 (I can't confirm this yet, since I don't have his birthdate and
there were many Ludwig LEVI/LEVYs).

I found a Refugee Card (Card no. 558) for a Jenny LEVY who was detained in
Gerona and then Barcelona, Spain (presumably after crossing the French/Spanish
border). The card indicates that she was put in the charge of the French as of
1/7/43 (which I interpret as July 1, and not January 7, based on the other
dates on the card) and the last entry on the card says "Partie Afrrique du
Nord, CRI 17/4/44", i.e., she left for North Africa on 17/4/44 (April 17,
1944), via the Red Cross International. Unfortunately, according to the
International Committee of the Red Cross website, research for their WWII
archive is suspended at least until 2016 during a conservation and scanning
project.

Without access to these archives, does anyone know if there a way of tracing
that departure to North Africa to find out which specific country it went to
and whether there is an existing manifest that might indicate information about
the refugee/passenger in addition to her name (such as nationality and/or
birthdate)? Or, are there any other records relating to this group of refugees?
By the way, I have also tried contacting the JDC, but have not heard anything
back yet.

Thanks in advance!

Liz Hanellin
New York City
liz_hanellin@yahoo.com


Re: Kanczuga 1849 Cadastral Map added to the Gesher Galicia Map Room #austria-czech

Michael Shade
 

A superb map, and a wonderful resource!

Does anyone know whether similar maps exist for towns and villages in
Congress Poland? If so, can they be consulted in the regional archives,
like these in Galicia?

Many thanks,

Michael

Michael Shade
Brighton, UK
michael@michalska.net
http://twentyone-seven.blogspot.co.uk/

Researching:
SHREIBMAN (Pinsk); ILYUTOVICH (Lida, Novogrudok, Gomel); ZATURENSKY (Nesvizh?);
LEVIN (Streshin, Gomel); FRANKENSTEIN, FINKELSTEIN (Gombin); ZELMAN (Gombin);
KOHN (Nadarzyn); IGLA (Nadarzyn); WAKSMAN (Demblin-Irena, Gniewoszow-Granica);
SZECHTMAN (Bobrowniki); GLASMAN, GLUZMAN (Demblin-Irena); LENDENBAUM
(Bobrowniki); ELBSZTAJN (Bobrowniki); EIZENSTADT (Gniewoszow-Granica); LEFSHITZ
(Zhuravichy); ALIEVSKY (Zhuravichy); SZWARC (Gombin), SCHWARTZ (London, Leeds)

On 14 May 2014, Pamela Weisberger <jewishgen@lyris.jewishgen.org> wrote:
Announcing the latest addition to the Gesher Galicia Cadastral Map Room:

Kanczuga Town Cadastral Map 1849

A complete full-color lithographed cadastral map of the town of
Kanczuga (Kantchika, Kontchuga, Kanczuga), >from 1849. Land parcels and
houses are all clearly numbered. The map includes both brick and
wooden buildings, a market square, extensive waterworks on the Mleczka
(Milk) Creek, private and manor farmlands, plus churches and a
Christian cemetery (the Jewish cemetery was located outside the
adjacent village of Siedleczka). Images for this map were provided to
Gesher Galicia by the Archiwum Panstwowe w Przemyslu as part of their
ongoing Galician Cadastre project.

Gesher Galicia is in the process of acquiring more digital cadastral
maps >from the Przemysl archive's extensive collection for former
Galician towns, which are in Poland today. Even if this is not your
town, take a quick look at this beautiful, full color map and zoom in
to get the feel for the market square, the surrounding fields, the
small bridges that crossed the water and more.

Thanks to Jay Osborn, the GG map room coordinator for the fast work on
creating the online version of this map and for providing the text.

Direct link to this map:
http://maps.geshergalicia.org/cadastral/kanczuga-1849/

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

To learn more about the Cadastral Map and Landowner records project go
to: http://www.geshergalicia.org/projects/cadastral-map-and-landowner-records/


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Kanczuga 1849 Cadastral Map added to the Gesher Galicia Map Room #general

Michael Shade
 

A superb map, and a wonderful resource!

Does anyone know whether similar maps exist for towns and villages in
Congress Poland? If so, can they be consulted in the regional archives,
like these in Galicia?

Many thanks,

Michael

Michael Shade
Brighton, UK
michael@michalska.net
http://twentyone-seven.blogspot.co.uk/

Researching:
SHREIBMAN (Pinsk); ILYUTOVICH (Lida, Novogrudok, Gomel); ZATURENSKY (Nesvizh?);
LEVIN (Streshin, Gomel); FRANKENSTEIN, FINKELSTEIN (Gombin); ZELMAN (Gombin);
KOHN (Nadarzyn); IGLA (Nadarzyn); WAKSMAN (Demblin-Irena, Gniewoszow-Granica);
SZECHTMAN (Bobrowniki); GLASMAN, GLUZMAN (Demblin-Irena); LENDENBAUM
(Bobrowniki); ELBSZTAJN (Bobrowniki); EIZENSTADT (Gniewoszow-Granica); LEFSHITZ
(Zhuravichy); ALIEVSKY (Zhuravichy); SZWARC (Gombin), SCHWARTZ (London, Leeds)

On 14 May 2014, Pamela Weisberger <jewishgen@lyris.jewishgen.org> wrote:
Announcing the latest addition to the Gesher Galicia Cadastral Map Room:

Kanczuga Town Cadastral Map 1849

A complete full-color lithographed cadastral map of the town of
Kanczuga (Kantchika, Kontchuga, Kanczuga), >from 1849. Land parcels and
houses are all clearly numbered. The map includes both brick and
wooden buildings, a market square, extensive waterworks on the Mleczka
(Milk) Creek, private and manor farmlands, plus churches and a
Christian cemetery (the Jewish cemetery was located outside the
adjacent village of Siedleczka). Images for this map were provided to
Gesher Galicia by the Archiwum Panstwowe w Przemyslu as part of their
ongoing Galician Cadastre project.

Gesher Galicia is in the process of acquiring more digital cadastral
maps >from the Przemysl archive's extensive collection for former
Galician towns, which are in Poland today. Even if this is not your
town, take a quick look at this beautiful, full color map and zoom in
to get the feel for the market square, the surrounding fields, the
small bridges that crossed the water and more.

Thanks to Jay Osborn, the GG map room coordinator for the fast work on
creating the online version of this map and for providing the text.

Direct link to this map:
http://maps.geshergalicia.org/cadastral/kanczuga-1849/

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

To learn more about the Cadastral Map and Landowner records project go
to: http://www.geshergalicia.org/projects/cadastral-map-and-landowner-records/


Advanced JewishGen class June 1 - 28 #latinamerica

Nancy Holden
 

Nancy Holden will teach an advanced class in using JewishGen for
Genealogy "Advanced JewishGen" will run June 1-28.
This class is open for enrollment by application.

If you want to begin to work on records in your ancestor's former
country of residence, this class is a web based private forum made
collaborative through post and reply. It is open 24/7 for you to
read, download the lessons, ask questions and interact with an
instructor. It requires about 8-10 hours per week.
Enrollment limited.

To Apply:
Choose one family and one town for your research project
1.. Write a one paragraph introduction to your family surnames (limit
is one surname or two if it is a married couple >from the same town)
2.. Write 1 goal and 3 objectives (what you want to know at the end
of four weeks)

Tuition is $150, payable after the application process through our
online secure web site.
To apply, please email your application to:
Nancy Holden, nholden@interserv.com
Instruction Manager, JewishGen Inc


Early bird pricing expires in just three weeks #latinamerica

Hal Bookbinder
 

Hi,

You have only three weeks to sign up for the IAJGS Conference this
summer before the early bird discounts expire at 11:59pm, CDT, May 31.
Virtually all of the program is now available on the conference
website for you to review. (Although we will have a full film program,
We have not yet posted most of the films that will be offered).

Check out the conference website at www.iajgs2014.org where you can
evaluate the program, register for the conference and link to the
Hilton Hotel site for very special conference rates. The Website's FAQ
page should answer many of your questions.

One of the special events we will be offering is a bus tour of
Ancestry.com's main campus in Provo (about 40 miles south of the
conference hotel in SLC). We are also bringing in >from Washington D.C.
the one-man play, "Time Capsule in a Milk Can". This very special
play, developed by the Smithsonian Associates for the US Holocaust
Memorial Museum, explores Emmanuel Ringelblum and the Warsaw Ghetto
archives.

The program, the nearby Family History Library, the many free
databases which will be available, the films and more will make this a
valuable and memorable genealogical experience. Please do plan on
coming. It is where your genealogical friends will be!

Hal Bookbinder
Lead Conference Chair
34th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy
Salt Lake City, Utah
July 27 - August 1, 2014

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