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Need volunteers to transcribe burial records from Orthodox and Neolog cemeteries in Oradea #general

Roger Adler
 

Dear Genners:

I need a few volunteers to transcribe burial books >from the Neolog and
Orthodox cemeteries of Oradea, Romania. These transcriptions do not
require any language requirements, because you will just be transcribing
names and dates in the burial books. Once you understand the grave location
notations, it will be easy to transcribe. This will provide a great deal
of new information for Jewishgen about Oradea ancestors.
Please contact me below at either email, if you are willing to help.

Roger Adler
San Antonio, Texas
Baldreal@hotmail.com
Baldreal@Sbcglobal.net


Year-End JOWBR and Memorial Plaque Updates #lithuania

Nolan Altman
 

Hi all,

The next update of JewishGen's JOWBR
(http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/) and Memorial Plaque
(http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Memorial/) databases will include all
submissions received by November 30th. Submitted material should be live
by calendar year-end. Directions for submissions can be found at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/Submit.htm for JOWBR and at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Memorial/Submit.htm for the Memorial
Plaque Project.

If you have any questions, please contact me directly.

Nolan Altman
nta@pipeline.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Need volunteers to transcribe burial records from Orthodox and Neolog cemeteries in Oradea #general

Roger Adler
 

Dear Genners:

I need a few volunteers to transcribe burial books >from the Neolog and
Orthodox cemeteries of Oradea, Romania. These transcriptions do not
require any language requirements, because you will just be transcribing
names and dates in the burial books. Once you understand the grave location
notations, it will be easy to transcribe. This will provide a great deal
of new information for Jewishgen about Oradea ancestors.
Please contact me below at either email, if you are willing to help.

Roger Adler
San Antonio, Texas
Baldreal@hotmail.com
Baldreal@Sbcglobal.net


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Year-End JOWBR and Memorial Plaque Updates #lithuania

Nolan Altman
 

Hi all,

The next update of JewishGen's JOWBR
(http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/) and Memorial Plaque
(http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Memorial/) databases will include all
submissions received by November 30th. Submitted material should be live
by calendar year-end. Directions for submissions can be found at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/Submit.htm for JOWBR and at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Memorial/Submit.htm for the Memorial
Plaque Project.

If you have any questions, please contact me directly.

Nolan Altman
nta@pipeline.com


Upgraded JewishGen Search Facility #subcarpathia

Phyllis Kramer
 

Good News! JewishGen has upgraded its website search facility,
using a custom Google Search.

Now you can easily search all the text on all of JewishGen's web
pages. This includes KehilaLinks, Special Interest Group (SIG) pages,
InfoFiles, Yizkor Books, ViewMate's archives, Communities pages, etc.

JewishGen's website search facility is available at:
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen/Search.asp
which can also be accessed by going to the "About Us" oval on the main
JewishGen menu bar, and then clicking on "Search Website".

Please note that the website search does NOT include databases, which
should be searched separately:
--ancestral surnames and towns via the JewishGen Family Finder (JGFF)
--historical records via the JewishGen databases at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/.

and Happy Hunting!

Phyllis Kramer, NYC & Palm Beach Gardens, Fla
VP, Education, www.JewishGen.org/education
phylliskramer1@gmail.com


Subcarpathia SIG #Subcarpathia Upgraded JewishGen Search Facility #subcarpathia

Phyllis Kramer
 

Good News! JewishGen has upgraded its website search facility,
using a custom Google Search.

Now you can easily search all the text on all of JewishGen's web
pages. This includes KehilaLinks, Special Interest Group (SIG) pages,
InfoFiles, Yizkor Books, ViewMate's archives, Communities pages, etc.

JewishGen's website search facility is available at:
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen/Search.asp
which can also be accessed by going to the "About Us" oval on the main
JewishGen menu bar, and then clicking on "Search Website".

Please note that the website search does NOT include databases, which
should be searched separately:
--ancestral surnames and towns via the JewishGen Family Finder (JGFF)
--historical records via the JewishGen databases at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/.

and Happy Hunting!

Phyllis Kramer, NYC & Palm Beach Gardens, Fla
VP, Education, www.JewishGen.org/education
phylliskramer1@gmail.com


Krakow Census of 1880 online #general

Logan J. Kleinwaks
 

About two-thirds of the Krakow Census of 1880 is now viewable online
for free, with (handwritten) name indices, thanks to Poland's National
Archives in Krakow and National Digital Archives. I do not know
whether the rest will be similarly available.

I am not able to provide detailed instructions at this time, but
perhaps someone else can. The general procedure is to first check the
two name indices, which are roughly alphabetized by surname of the
head of household:

http://szukajwarchiwach.pl/29/87/0/2/26/str/1/1/100#tabSkany
http://szukajwarchiwach.pl/29/87/0/2/27/str/1/1/100#tabSkany

When you find an index entry for a person of interest, record the two
numbers next to it in the "Lizcba domu" and "Dziel. miasta" columns
(e.g., 50 and VIII).

Then, visit http://szukajwarchiwach.pl/29/87/0/str/1/100?ps=True#tabJednostki,
which has links to groups of census images, and find the link that
includes "Dz." followed by your "Dziel. miasta" number (Roman
numerals) and has a "nr" range including your "Lizcba domu" number
(Arabic numerals). For example, if your numbers are 50 and VIII, the
relevant link is "Spis ludnosci 1880, Dz. VIII, nr 25-67, T. 19."

After following that link, search for a census image that looks like a
spreadsheet and has your "Liczba domu" number (e.g, 50) in the top
right. There might be several with the same "Liczba domu" number, and
one or more should have information about the person/family of
interest.

Along the way, you will need to enlarge thumbnail images (by clicking
on them), and possibly enlarge even further (by clicking on the icon
that looks like a white rectangle on a black circle near the bottom
right of the first enlargement). Fully enlarged, high-resolution
images can be saved to your computer ("Download" link below the
image).

I regret that I cannot provide more detailed instructions or respond
to inquiries at this time.

Logan Kleinwaks
kleinwaks@alumni.princeton.edu
near Washington, D.C.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Krakow Census of 1880 online #general

Logan J. Kleinwaks
 

About two-thirds of the Krakow Census of 1880 is now viewable online
for free, with (handwritten) name indices, thanks to Poland's National
Archives in Krakow and National Digital Archives. I do not know
whether the rest will be similarly available.

I am not able to provide detailed instructions at this time, but
perhaps someone else can. The general procedure is to first check the
two name indices, which are roughly alphabetized by surname of the
head of household:

http://szukajwarchiwach.pl/29/87/0/2/26/str/1/1/100#tabSkany
http://szukajwarchiwach.pl/29/87/0/2/27/str/1/1/100#tabSkany

When you find an index entry for a person of interest, record the two
numbers next to it in the "Lizcba domu" and "Dziel. miasta" columns
(e.g., 50 and VIII).

Then, visit http://szukajwarchiwach.pl/29/87/0/str/1/100?ps=True#tabJednostki,
which has links to groups of census images, and find the link that
includes "Dz." followed by your "Dziel. miasta" number (Roman
numerals) and has a "nr" range including your "Lizcba domu" number
(Arabic numerals). For example, if your numbers are 50 and VIII, the
relevant link is "Spis ludnosci 1880, Dz. VIII, nr 25-67, T. 19."

After following that link, search for a census image that looks like a
spreadsheet and has your "Liczba domu" number (e.g, 50) in the top
right. There might be several with the same "Liczba domu" number, and
one or more should have information about the person/family of
interest.

Along the way, you will need to enlarge thumbnail images (by clicking
on them), and possibly enlarge even further (by clicking on the icon
that looks like a white rectangle on a black circle near the bottom
right of the first enlargement). Fully enlarged, high-resolution
images can be saved to your computer ("Download" link below the
image).

I regret that I cannot provide more detailed instructions or respond
to inquiries at this time.

Logan Kleinwaks
kleinwaks@alumni.princeton.edu
near Washington, D.C.


Military Conscription in Russian Empire followup #general

Barry Helfand <barry_helfand@...>
 

A family assumption is that my grandfather, Yehuda Yankel Ziskroyt, was
born December 15, 1870. His Military Record indicates that he was
drafted on November 4, 1890, according to universal conscription and began
his active duty on January 1,1891. If the 1874 regulation about a male being
age 20 on January 1 of the year, he was eligible for the draft was still in
force in 1890, then my grandfather had to be born in 1869 not 1870. I am
trying to determine if the 1874 regulation had changed prior to 1890 and,
if so, what was the change. The answer will help determine my
grandfather's year of birth.
Barry Helfand
Upland, California


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Military Conscription in Russian Empire followup #general

Barry Helfand <barry_helfand@...>
 

A family assumption is that my grandfather, Yehuda Yankel Ziskroyt, was
born December 15, 1870. His Military Record indicates that he was
drafted on November 4, 1890, according to universal conscription and began
his active duty on January 1,1891. If the 1874 regulation about a male being
age 20 on January 1 of the year, he was eligible for the draft was still in
force in 1890, then my grandfather had to be born in 1869 not 1870. I am
trying to determine if the 1874 regulation had changed prior to 1890 and,
if so, what was the change. The answer will help determine my
grandfather's year of birth.
Barry Helfand
Upland, California


Upgraded JewishGen Search Facility #bessarabia

Phyllis Kramer
 

Good News! JewishGen has upgraded its website search facility,
using a custom Google Search.

Now you can easily search all the text on all of JewishGen's web
pages. This includes KehilaLinks, Special Interest Group (SIG) pages,
InfoFiles, Yizkor Books, ViewMate's archives, Communities pages, etc.

JewishGen's website search facility is available at:
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen/Search.asp
which can also be accessed by going to the "About Us" oval on the main
JewishGen menu bar, and then clicking on "Search Website".

Please note that the website search does NOT include databases, which
should be searched separately:
--ancestral surnames and towns via the JewishGen Family Finder (JGFF)
--historical records via the JewishGen databases at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/.

and Happy Hunting!

Phyllis Kramer, NYC & Palm Beach Gardens, Fla
VP, Education, www.JewishGen.org/education
phylliskramer1@gmail.com


Bessarabia SIG #Bessarabia Upgraded JewishGen Search Facility #bessarabia

Phyllis Kramer
 

Good News! JewishGen has upgraded its website search facility,
using a custom Google Search.

Now you can easily search all the text on all of JewishGen's web
pages. This includes KehilaLinks, Special Interest Group (SIG) pages,
InfoFiles, Yizkor Books, ViewMate's archives, Communities pages, etc.

JewishGen's website search facility is available at:
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen/Search.asp
which can also be accessed by going to the "About Us" oval on the main
JewishGen menu bar, and then clicking on "Search Website".

Please note that the website search does NOT include databases, which
should be searched separately:
--ancestral surnames and towns via the JewishGen Family Finder (JGFF)
--historical records via the JewishGen databases at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/.

and Happy Hunting!

Phyllis Kramer, NYC & Palm Beach Gardens, Fla
VP, Education, www.JewishGen.org/education
phylliskramer1@gmail.com


Mamaliga Blues screenings #bessarabia

Cassio Tolpolar
 

Dear friends in the US: I'll be spending 2 months in the East Coast presenting Mamaliga Blues' screenings
in Atlanta (12/21), Miami and New York (1/22). If you would like to organize a screening at your
community center or any other place, please let me know. I'd be delighted to help and maybe
even be in person at the event. Thanks!

Cassio Polar
www.facebook.com/mamaligablues
www.mamaligablues.com


Bessarabia SIG #Bessarabia Mamaliga Blues screenings #bessarabia

Cassio Tolpolar
 

Dear friends in the US: I'll be spending 2 months in the East Coast presenting Mamaliga Blues' screenings
in Atlanta (12/21), Miami and New York (1/22). If you would like to organize a screening at your
community center or any other place, please let me know. I'd be delighted to help and maybe
even be in person at the event. Thanks!

Cassio Polar
www.facebook.com/mamaligablues
www.mamaligablues.com


LURIE #general

pedersen.acdg@...
 

My husband's mother, Jean Botek Pedersen, was the daughter of
Marie Lurie and Joseph Botek. We are seeking information about
Joseph Botek's parents and siblings. Any leads would be helpful.

Kind regards,
Liora Pedersen


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen LURIE #general

pedersen.acdg@...
 

My husband's mother, Jean Botek Pedersen, was the daughter of
Marie Lurie and Joseph Botek. We are seeking information about
Joseph Botek's parents and siblings. Any leads would be helpful.

Kind regards,
Liora Pedersen


Request for Tombstone Photo at Baron Hirsch Cemetery, Staten Island #general

Rusty Wilson
 

If anyone is going to Baron Hirsch Cemetery in Staten Island and would
be willing to take a photo of a tombstone for me, I would be very
appreciative. Please contact me offline.

Thank you.

Rusty Wilson
Washington, DC
Rusty.Wilson1@gmail.com
RESEARCHING: KRASNY; VILKORISKY; BABCZUK;
NAGOSHINER; DERAZNE; PLOTKIN; PORT


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Request for Tombstone Photo at Baron Hirsch Cemetery, Staten Island #general

Rusty Wilson
 

If anyone is going to Baron Hirsch Cemetery in Staten Island and would
be willing to take a photo of a tombstone for me, I would be very
appreciative. Please contact me offline.

Thank you.

Rusty Wilson
Washington, DC
Rusty.Wilson1@gmail.com
RESEARCHING: KRASNY; VILKORISKY; BABCZUK;
NAGOSHINER; DERAZNE; PLOTKIN; PORT


Russian draft in 1911 #general

David Laskin
 

My paternal grandfather had his trigger finger amputated in order to
avoid the Russian draft in 1911 when he was 21 years old. I'm
wondering how long the term of service was in the Russian army at that
time and whether Jewish conscripts were still treated harshly at that
time. I'm assuming that self-mutilation for the purpose of draft
avoidance was illegal -- so presumably it would have been difficult
for him to find a doctor to perform this operation? I'd appreciate
hearing >from anyone with knowledge of this subject. Thanks. David
Laskin, Seattle, WA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Russian draft in 1911 #general

David Laskin
 

My paternal grandfather had his trigger finger amputated in order to
avoid the Russian draft in 1911 when he was 21 years old. I'm
wondering how long the term of service was in the Russian army at that
time and whether Jewish conscripts were still treated harshly at that
time. I'm assuming that self-mutilation for the purpose of draft
avoidance was illegal -- so presumably it would have been difficult
for him to find a doctor to perform this operation? I'd appreciate
hearing >from anyone with knowledge of this subject. Thanks. David
Laskin, Seattle, WA

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