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Re: Illegal to Bury Jews in Pittsburgh Proper? #general

Robert Zavos <rzavos@...>
 

Subject: Illegal to Bury Jews in Pittsburgh Proper?
From: Varda Meyers Epstein <yknowus@...>
Date: Wed, 6 Aug 2014 20:15:50 -0400

A family member told me it was once illegal for Jews to be buried in
Pittsburgh and that this is currently a huge issue among Pittsburgh
genealogists.
________________________________________

I have studied Pittsburgh Jewish genealogy for over a dozen years and
personally inventoried dozens of Pittsburgh Jewish cemeteries for
JOWBR input and never heard or read anything that would support
either part of this statement.

The early Pittsburgh Jewish synagogues date >from the 1860s and were
located near the downtown commercial area at the intersection of the
three rivers which were lined with steel mills and other large
manufacturing plants. It was not affordable or appropriate for
cemeteries (major floods in 1889 and 1936). The rest of Allegheny
county is over 12 times the size of Pittsburgh and generally less than
10 miles away. This area had many more affordable and appropriate land
for cemeteries.

Robert Zavos
Pittsburgh PA
Pittsburgh JGS Board member and Webmaster


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Illegal to Bury Jews in Pittsburgh Proper? #general

Robert Zavos <rzavos@...>
 

Subject: Illegal to Bury Jews in Pittsburgh Proper?
From: Varda Meyers Epstein <yknowus@...>
Date: Wed, 6 Aug 2014 20:15:50 -0400

A family member told me it was once illegal for Jews to be buried in
Pittsburgh and that this is currently a huge issue among Pittsburgh
genealogists.
________________________________________

I have studied Pittsburgh Jewish genealogy for over a dozen years and
personally inventoried dozens of Pittsburgh Jewish cemeteries for
JOWBR input and never heard or read anything that would support
either part of this statement.

The early Pittsburgh Jewish synagogues date >from the 1860s and were
located near the downtown commercial area at the intersection of the
three rivers which were lined with steel mills and other large
manufacturing plants. It was not affordable or appropriate for
cemeteries (major floods in 1889 and 1936). The rest of Allegheny
county is over 12 times the size of Pittsburgh and generally less than
10 miles away. This area had many more affordable and appropriate land
for cemeteries.

Robert Zavos
Pittsburgh PA
Pittsburgh JGS Board member and Webmaster


VIEWMATE: German Handwriting transliteration of part of a Familiantenbuch entry #austria-czech

Peter.Lowe@...
 

I would be very grateful if someone could look at this item on Viewmate
and read some words in it.

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM35118
[N.B. Click on "Click here to see the image in a separate window" to see
it at full size]

It is a page >from the Familiantenbuch for Koschumberg Herrschaft for
Samuel BERAN.

The bits that I would like help with are:

a) In "Gattin" Column, what is the surname of Judith, wife of Samuel BERAN
b) In "Anmerkung" column, first paragraph relating to Samuel BERAN,
which seems to include these words "Sohn das Lazar Beran". What does it say?

Many thanks for any help

Peter Lowe
Hertford, England


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech VIEWMATE: German Handwriting transliteration of part of a Familiantenbuch entry #austria-czech

Peter.Lowe@...
 

I would be very grateful if someone could look at this item on Viewmate
and read some words in it.

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM35118
[N.B. Click on "Click here to see the image in a separate window" to see
it at full size]

It is a page >from the Familiantenbuch for Koschumberg Herrschaft for
Samuel BERAN.

The bits that I would like help with are:

a) In "Gattin" Column, what is the surname of Judith, wife of Samuel BERAN
b) In "Anmerkung" column, first paragraph relating to Samuel BERAN,
which seems to include these words "Sohn das Lazar Beran". What does it say?

Many thanks for any help

Peter Lowe
Hertford, England


Re: Do archives of the Forverts from 1923 exist online? (Or off?) #general

Sherri Bobish
 

Andrew wrote:
<<My great-grandfather Leo WERTHEIM, according to several cousins, owned
or ran a Yiddish theater in Brooklyn. But no one can remember which
one or any details.>>

Andrew might check with the NYPL Library for the Performing Arts at
Lincoln Ctr. Plaza.  http://www.nypl.org/locations/lpa
They have extensive files on performers (not only famous ones.) Perhaps
they may have files on theater owners or files on theaters.

There may be business records filed with the City. I recall seeing
printouts of an index to businesses at the Old Records Division at 31
Chambers Street, 7th floor. Note that they are only open two days
per week.

Check if Leo left a will (probate record.) The theater may be mentioned.
In Brooklyn wills are filed in Surrogate's Court: 
http://www.nycourts.gov/COURTS/nyc/surrogates/index.shtml

Try searching the 1933/1934 directory for Brooklyn. There are no extant
B'klyn directories >from about 1913 to 1932. Look up his name & also
look under the business section, just like our "yellow pages."  Look
under theaters, or any other way it may have been listed, i.e. "Yiddish
theaters," etc.

Regards,

Sherri Bobish
Princeton, NJ

Searching: RATOWSKY, CHAIMSON, Ariogala (Rogala), Lith.
WALTZMAN / WALZMAN, Ustrzyki Dolne (Istryker), Pol.
LEVY, Tyrawa Woloska, Pol.
BOJDA, BERGER, BLEIWEISS, Tarnobrzeg, Pol.
LEFFENFELD / LEFENFELD, Daliowa, Pol.
SOLON / SOLAN / SOKOLSKY, Grodek (Bialystok)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Do archives of the Forverts from 1923 exist online? (Or off?) #general

Sherri Bobish
 

Andrew wrote:
<<My great-grandfather Leo WERTHEIM, according to several cousins, owned
or ran a Yiddish theater in Brooklyn. But no one can remember which
one or any details.>>

Andrew might check with the NYPL Library for the Performing Arts at
Lincoln Ctr. Plaza.  http://www.nypl.org/locations/lpa
They have extensive files on performers (not only famous ones.) Perhaps
they may have files on theater owners or files on theaters.

There may be business records filed with the City. I recall seeing
printouts of an index to businesses at the Old Records Division at 31
Chambers Street, 7th floor. Note that they are only open two days
per week.

Check if Leo left a will (probate record.) The theater may be mentioned.
In Brooklyn wills are filed in Surrogate's Court: 
http://www.nycourts.gov/COURTS/nyc/surrogates/index.shtml

Try searching the 1933/1934 directory for Brooklyn. There are no extant
B'klyn directories >from about 1913 to 1932. Look up his name & also
look under the business section, just like our "yellow pages."  Look
under theaters, or any other way it may have been listed, i.e. "Yiddish
theaters," etc.

Regards,

Sherri Bobish
Princeton, NJ

Searching: RATOWSKY, CHAIMSON, Ariogala (Rogala), Lith.
WALTZMAN / WALZMAN, Ustrzyki Dolne (Istryker), Pol.
LEVY, Tyrawa Woloska, Pol.
BOJDA, BERGER, BLEIWEISS, Tarnobrzeg, Pol.
LEFFENFELD / LEFENFELD, Daliowa, Pol.
SOLON / SOLAN / SOKOLSKY, Grodek (Bialystok)


Re: Trying to find more info about Yanoff #general

Moshe Schaeffer
 

I believe the spelling is Yanov and they wrote they were >from Poland but
his brother info says he is >from Yanov Austria. Could this be? thanks for
the help.
Moshe Schaeffer
Jerusalem

On 10-Aug-14 7:26 PM, Moshe Schaeffer wrote:
I am trying to find more information on my great grandfather. He was
from Yanoff. I heard there was a Yanoff society does any one know where
there files are today or how I can find more information about someone
from Yanoff. His last was Wag changed to WEISS in the USA his brother
changed it to WORK. He had another who died around the time of WW1 not
sure as a solider or as not.Thank you for your help in this matter.
Moshe Schaeffer


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Trying to find more info about Yanoff #general

Moshe Schaeffer
 

I believe the spelling is Yanov and they wrote they were >from Poland but
his brother info says he is >from Yanov Austria. Could this be? thanks for
the help.
Moshe Schaeffer
Jerusalem

On 10-Aug-14 7:26 PM, Moshe Schaeffer wrote:
I am trying to find more information on my great grandfather. He was
from Yanoff. I heard there was a Yanoff society does any one know where
there files are today or how I can find more information about someone
from Yanoff. His last was Wag changed to WEISS in the USA his brother
changed it to WORK. He had another who died around the time of WW1 not
sure as a solider or as not.Thank you for your help in this matter.
Moshe Schaeffer


(US) National Archives Relocates Personnel Files From Maryland to St. Louis #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The following are two announcements by the (US) National Archives:

1. Effective August, 2014 the (US) National Archives at College Park (MD)
moved approximately 315 cubic feet of individual personnel related records
to the National Archives at St. Louis. The estimated date for researchers to
access the files in St. Louis is September 8, 2014. The move complements
the mission, holdings and function of the St. Louis National Archives
branch.

To read about which records are transferred go to:
http://blogs.archives.gov/online-public-access/?p=9266

2.NARA is requesting comments on a Draft of an Upcoming NARA Bulletin on
Minimum Metadata Requirements for Transferring Permanent Electronic Records
to NARA. There are three parts to the draft (links are to PDF versions):
the draft bulletin, Metadata Element Definitions
(http://blogs.archives.gov/records-express/files/2014/08/ACPE-Appendix_A.pdf
) [http://tinyurl.com/l6yyrlt - MODERATOR] and Recommended file and folder
naming conventions
(http://blogs.archives.gov/records-express/files/2014/08/ACPE_Appendix_B.pdf
) [http://tinyurl.com/o3wyfeh - MODERATOR].

The Bulletin applies to all electronic records that have been scheduled
as permanent and describes the minimum set of metadata elements that must
accompany those records when they are transferred to NARA. Suggestions are
requested to be received by August 22, 2014. As there are different
contact persons for each of the areas affected it is best to look at the
proposed bulletin:
http://blogs.archives.gov/records-express/files/2014/08/ACPE-Metadata_Guidance.pdf
[ http://tinyurl.com/mt8oheo - MODERATOR] as to whom to contact with any
suggestions.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen (US) National Archives Relocates Personnel Files From Maryland to St. Louis #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The following are two announcements by the (US) National Archives:

1. Effective August, 2014 the (US) National Archives at College Park (MD)
moved approximately 315 cubic feet of individual personnel related records
to the National Archives at St. Louis. The estimated date for researchers to
access the files in St. Louis is September 8, 2014. The move complements
the mission, holdings and function of the St. Louis National Archives
branch.

To read about which records are transferred go to:
http://blogs.archives.gov/online-public-access/?p=9266

2.NARA is requesting comments on a Draft of an Upcoming NARA Bulletin on
Minimum Metadata Requirements for Transferring Permanent Electronic Records
to NARA. There are three parts to the draft (links are to PDF versions):
the draft bulletin, Metadata Element Definitions
(http://blogs.archives.gov/records-express/files/2014/08/ACPE-Appendix_A.pdf
) [http://tinyurl.com/l6yyrlt - MODERATOR] and Recommended file and folder
naming conventions
(http://blogs.archives.gov/records-express/files/2014/08/ACPE_Appendix_B.pdf
) [http://tinyurl.com/o3wyfeh - MODERATOR].

The Bulletin applies to all electronic records that have been scheduled
as permanent and describes the minimum set of metadata elements that must
accompany those records when they are transferred to NARA. Suggestions are
requested to be received by August 22, 2014. As there are different
contact persons for each of the areas affected it is best to look at the
proposed bulletin:
http://blogs.archives.gov/records-express/files/2014/08/ACPE-Metadata_Guidance.pdf
[ http://tinyurl.com/mt8oheo - MODERATOR] as to whom to contact with any
suggestions.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Ternopol Ukraine Records Are all of them Online #general

Michelle Sandler
 

I found that the Routes to Roots Foundation website lists birth
records >from Ternopol for the 1850's and marriage records from
Ternopol for the 1870's. These are housed at the Central State
Historical Archives of the Ukraine in Lviv and the Central Archives of
Historical Records in Warsaw. Are these records indexed and are they
online? The records on JRI-Poland are not what I am looking for.

Michelle Sandler
Westminster, California


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Ternopol Ukraine Records Are all of them Online #general

Michelle Sandler
 

I found that the Routes to Roots Foundation website lists birth
records >from Ternopol for the 1850's and marriage records from
Ternopol for the 1870's. These are housed at the Central State
Historical Archives of the Ukraine in Lviv and the Central Archives of
Historical Records in Warsaw. Are these records indexed and are they
online? The records on JRI-Poland are not what I am looking for.

Michelle Sandler
Westminster, California


Census Records From Berdichev Ukraine Are They Online? #general

Michelle Sandler
 

On the Routes to Roots Foundation website I found census records
listed for the town of Berdichev Ukraine at the Central State
Historical Archives in Kiev. Are they online?

Michelle Sandler
Westminster, California


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Census Records From Berdichev Ukraine Are They Online? #general

Michelle Sandler
 

On the Routes to Roots Foundation website I found census records
listed for the town of Berdichev Ukraine at the Central State
Historical Archives in Kiev. Are they online?

Michelle Sandler
Westminster, California


Records for Starokonstantinov Ukraine are they Online? #general

Michelle Sandler
 

Are any of the records for Starokonstantinov Ukraine online? They
are in the Kamenets Podolskiy City State Archives, the State Archive
of Rovno Oblast and the State Archive of Zhitomer Oblast. This is from
the Routes to Roots Foundation website.

Michelle Sandler
Westminster, California


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Records for Starokonstantinov Ukraine are they Online? #general

Michelle Sandler
 

Are any of the records for Starokonstantinov Ukraine online? They
are in the Kamenets Podolskiy City State Archives, the State Archive
of Rovno Oblast and the State Archive of Zhitomer Oblast. This is from
the Routes to Roots Foundation website.

Michelle Sandler
Westminster, California


ViewMate translation request - Hebrew (or possibly Yiddish) #general

Max Preston
 

Hi,

I've posted a letter in Hebrew (or possibly Yiddish) for which I need
a translation.

It is on ViewMate at the following address:
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM35117

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.

Thank you very much.

Max Preston
Brooklyn, NY

The presumed family name is REINITZ. - MODERATOR


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen ViewMate translation request - Hebrew (or possibly Yiddish) #general

Max Preston
 

Hi,

I've posted a letter in Hebrew (or possibly Yiddish) for which I need
a translation.

It is on ViewMate at the following address:
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM35117

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.

Thank you very much.

Max Preston
Brooklyn, NY

The presumed family name is REINITZ. - MODERATOR


Tracing my grandfathers family in grodno from1922(his birth) and 1941. #general

Thea Faizey <tafaizey@...>
 

My mothers name is Theadozia Sofia WILSON, nee BURNAS.
My grandfathers name was Stanislaw Josef Burnas, born nov 1922 in
Grodno to parents, Antoni Jerzy Burnas and Antonya Josefina Burnas,
nee SKIERS. Antoni was Roman Catholic and Antonya was Jewish, both
residents of Grodno I think.

Stanislaw was imprisoned in Siberia for about 18 months around
1941/42 according to some paperwork we found reference an art
exhibition he was doing in around 1959 in London, uk. Stanislaw was
in Siberia. Stanislaw joined polish army and navy around 1943 and
stayed until 1949.

I am having many problems with the BURNAS surname as it does not
seem to exist even though this is on his army/naval records and all
paperwork pertaining to his parents.

Any help or information on this matter would be gratefully received.

Mrs Thea Faizey,
Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, UK


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Tracing my grandfathers family in grodno from1922(his birth) and 1941. #general

Thea Faizey <tafaizey@...>
 

My mothers name is Theadozia Sofia WILSON, nee BURNAS.
My grandfathers name was Stanislaw Josef Burnas, born nov 1922 in
Grodno to parents, Antoni Jerzy Burnas and Antonya Josefina Burnas,
nee SKIERS. Antoni was Roman Catholic and Antonya was Jewish, both
residents of Grodno I think.

Stanislaw was imprisoned in Siberia for about 18 months around
1941/42 according to some paperwork we found reference an art
exhibition he was doing in around 1959 in London, uk. Stanislaw was
in Siberia. Stanislaw joined polish army and navy around 1943 and
stayed until 1949.

I am having many problems with the BURNAS surname as it does not
seem to exist even though this is on his army/naval records and all
paperwork pertaining to his parents.

Any help or information on this matter would be gratefully received.

Mrs Thea Faizey,
Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, UK