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Re: Vilna Komenitz/Kominy #lithuania

ADAM1GS@...
 

In reference to my posted message of Kominy/Komenitz, I did not receive any
replies >from anyone who was familiar with this shtetl. However, I did receive
a number of inquiries regarding the map I received >from the Library of
Congress. So if anyone else is interested, the map is circa 1911 of Vilna,
and you can contact the Library of Congress, Geography & Map Division,
Washington, DC 20540-4650, and make your request.
According to the map I have, Kominy is located in the middle of the
following: Podwysokie, Rybiszki, Nowyswiat, Lapa and Butbiszki - all just
south of Vilna.
Thanks again for all the responses.

Fred Klein
adam1gs@...
N. Falmouth, MA


Happy Chanukah to List Readers #lithuania

RIchard H. Hoffman <LitvakSIGmembership@...>
 

To fellow LitvakSIG List Readers,

Wishing you and your families the best of health and happiness during this
week of Chanukah 5760.

May you continue success in your own personal research projects.

Chag Sameach!

Richard H. Hoffman
LitvakSIG Membership Chair/Treasurer
LitvakSIGMembership@...


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Re: Vilna Komenitz/Kominy #lithuania

ADAM1GS@...
 

In reference to my posted message of Kominy/Komenitz, I did not receive any
replies >from anyone who was familiar with this shtetl. However, I did receive
a number of inquiries regarding the map I received >from the Library of
Congress. So if anyone else is interested, the map is circa 1911 of Vilna,
and you can contact the Library of Congress, Geography & Map Division,
Washington, DC 20540-4650, and make your request.
According to the map I have, Kominy is located in the middle of the
following: Podwysokie, Rybiszki, Nowyswiat, Lapa and Butbiszki - all just
south of Vilna.
Thanks again for all the responses.

Fred Klein
adam1gs@...
N. Falmouth, MA


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Happy Chanukah to List Readers #lithuania

RIchard H. Hoffman <LitvakSIGmembership@...>
 

To fellow LitvakSIG List Readers,

Wishing you and your families the best of health and happiness during this
week of Chanukah 5760.

May you continue success in your own personal research projects.

Chag Sameach!

Richard H. Hoffman
LitvakSIG Membership Chair/Treasurer
LitvakSIGMembership@...


Re: Rabbi Vilna GAON #general

Jessica Schein <jesshschein@...>
 

Vilna Gaon is an honorific title not a name-unless someone actually
decided to give a child that name. But where did they get the surname
Gaon?

There are very few Jewish people with such heavily researched genealogy.
Books have been written. A very simple search on the Web or even JewishGen
would have netted (pun intended) quite a few good locations for further
information.

Jessica Schein
jesshschein@...

Carlton Brooks wrote:


Would like to talk to someone who is researching this person.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Carlton Brooks


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Rabbi Vilna GAON #general

Jessica Schein <jesshschein@...>
 

Vilna Gaon is an honorific title not a name-unless someone actually
decided to give a child that name. But where did they get the surname
Gaon?

There are very few Jewish people with such heavily researched genealogy.
Books have been written. A very simple search on the Web or even JewishGen
would have netted (pun intended) quite a few good locations for further
information.

Jessica Schein
jesshschein@...

Carlton Brooks wrote:


Would like to talk to someone who is researching this person.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Carlton Brooks


JewishGen, making the internet a better place to research #poland

Carol Skydell <skydell@...>
 

To JRI-Poland, forwarded >from JewishGen:

We are most pleased to inform our readership that JewishGen has been chosen
by the Genealogy Forum
on AOL to receive the Best Site Pick for the month of December 1999.

GFSByron@... writes in part:
"Your site has been chosen because of its comprehensive nature in providing
a resource for people searching their Jewish heritage. For over fourteen
years, JewishGen has been the leader in plowing the path of Jewish
genealogy on the cyber-world making it easier for those that follow
behind. JewishGen not only provides surname databases
where researchers can find each other and join efforts,
but the volunteers at JewishGen have a gold mine by freely sharing their
knowledge through research aids to help
people learn where to search for their ancestors. JewishGen also needs to
be commended for realizing the effects of working as a team not only among
their 200+ volunteers but with numerous other Jewish interest groups as well.

The information and organization of your site shows your dedication and
effort in providing easily accessible information to other genealogists. On
behalf of the
Genealogy Forum on AOL, we would like to thank you for
your time and effort in making the Internet a better
place to do research."

To view the award logo go to our homepage, http://www.jewishgen.org
and scroll down to the very bottom of the page. We
display it proudly and with heartfelt thanks to our
volunteers who work behind the scenes, to those who
have come forth with their financial support of our
efforts, and to all who contribute the information they
have acquired, thus participating in the JewishGen
mission of "preserving our history for future generations."

May I join with AOL and say to you all... well done!

Susan and the Officers and Board of JewishGen


JRI Poland #Poland JewishGen, making the internet a better place to research #poland

Carol Skydell <skydell@...>
 

To JRI-Poland, forwarded >from JewishGen:

We are most pleased to inform our readership that JewishGen has been chosen
by the Genealogy Forum
on AOL to receive the Best Site Pick for the month of December 1999.

GFSByron@... writes in part:
"Your site has been chosen because of its comprehensive nature in providing
a resource for people searching their Jewish heritage. For over fourteen
years, JewishGen has been the leader in plowing the path of Jewish
genealogy on the cyber-world making it easier for those that follow
behind. JewishGen not only provides surname databases
where researchers can find each other and join efforts,
but the volunteers at JewishGen have a gold mine by freely sharing their
knowledge through research aids to help
people learn where to search for their ancestors. JewishGen also needs to
be commended for realizing the effects of working as a team not only among
their 200+ volunteers but with numerous other Jewish interest groups as well.

The information and organization of your site shows your dedication and
effort in providing easily accessible information to other genealogists. On
behalf of the
Genealogy Forum on AOL, we would like to thank you for
your time and effort in making the Internet a better
place to do research."

To view the award logo go to our homepage, http://www.jewishgen.org
and scroll down to the very bottom of the page. We
display it proudly and with heartfelt thanks to our
volunteers who work behind the scenes, to those who
have come forth with their financial support of our
efforts, and to all who contribute the information they
have acquired, thus participating in the JewishGen
mission of "preserving our history for future generations."

May I join with AOL and say to you all... well done!

Susan and the Officers and Board of JewishGen


re reading names and dates in 1845 records #hungary

Judy Young <judy.young@...>
 

Re Wolf-Erich Eckstein's message: A small correction about the names of
months: the Hungarian word "ho" does not mean winter (though it does mea=
n
snow in some contexts); it means "month". The word for winter is "tel". T=
hus
the months listed make better sense: Januar=3D "telho", which means wint=
er
month; Feb=3Dteluto, which means after winter; maerz=3Dtavaszelo, which m=
eans
before (pre) spring; april=3Dtavaszho, which means spring month, etc.
Regards, Judy Young
Temporarily in Oxford, England.

PS to Louis, you will note that this message does not come >from my usual
address. This is because I am in England but my messages >from home are be=
ing
forwarded.


"If you know what they did it's very easy to read: a combination of the
four seasons "winter=3Dho', spring=3Dtavasz, summer=3Dnya'r, autumn=3Do"s=
z and the
suffix "before =3D elo" " and "after =3D uto' "

Januar te'lho'
Februar te'luto'
Maerz tavaszelo"
April tavaszho'
Mai tavaszuto'
Juni nya'relo"
Juli nya'rho'
August nya'ruto'
September o"szelo"
Oktober o"szho'
November o"szut=F3o'
Dezember te'lelo""


Fw: Czechoslovak Jewry #hungary

Florence and Henry <kelwel@...>
 

In the autumn 1999 issue of Sharsheret Hadarot the Journal of the Israel
Genealogical Society there is a four page article by Shlomo Schmiedt
entitled Czechoslovak Jewry. Most of the article deals with the book :
"Czechoslovak Jews in Israel - Their Contribution to the Building of the
Country" (IN HEBREW), published 1998 by the Israel Ministry of Defence and
Hitachdut Yotzey Czechoslovakia (Association of Israelis from
Czechoslovakia). The book contains 50 articles on many aspects of life in
the CSR. The book contains an index of over 1600 names.
The article also reports on the forthcoming publication of PINKAS KEHILLOT
CZECHOSLOVAKIA in two volumes, one for Bohemia and Moravia which is being
prepared by Mr. Schmiedt; the other volume on Slovakia and Carpato-Ukraine
is being compiled by Yehoshua Buechler.
Henry Wellisch
Toronto


Hungary SIG #Hungary re reading names and dates in 1845 records #hungary

Judy Young <judy.young@...>
 

Re Wolf-Erich Eckstein's message: A small correction about the names of
months: the Hungarian word "ho" does not mean winter (though it does mea=
n
snow in some contexts); it means "month". The word for winter is "tel". T=
hus
the months listed make better sense: Januar=3D "telho", which means wint=
er
month; Feb=3Dteluto, which means after winter; maerz=3Dtavaszelo, which m=
eans
before (pre) spring; april=3Dtavaszho, which means spring month, etc.
Regards, Judy Young
Temporarily in Oxford, England.

PS to Louis, you will note that this message does not come >from my usual
address. This is because I am in England but my messages >from home are be=
ing
forwarded.


"If you know what they did it's very easy to read: a combination of the
four seasons "winter=3Dho', spring=3Dtavasz, summer=3Dnya'r, autumn=3Do"s=
z and the
suffix "before =3D elo" " and "after =3D uto' "

Januar te'lho'
Februar te'luto'
Maerz tavaszelo"
April tavaszho'
Mai tavaszuto'
Juni nya'relo"
Juli nya'rho'
August nya'ruto'
September o"szelo"
Oktober o"szho'
November o"szut=F3o'
Dezember te'lelo""


Hungary SIG #Hungary Fw: Czechoslovak Jewry #hungary

Florence and Henry <kelwel@...>
 

In the autumn 1999 issue of Sharsheret Hadarot the Journal of the Israel
Genealogical Society there is a four page article by Shlomo Schmiedt
entitled Czechoslovak Jewry. Most of the article deals with the book :
"Czechoslovak Jews in Israel - Their Contribution to the Building of the
Country" (IN HEBREW), published 1998 by the Israel Ministry of Defence and
Hitachdut Yotzey Czechoslovakia (Association of Israelis from
Czechoslovakia). The book contains 50 articles on many aspects of life in
the CSR. The book contains an index of over 1600 names.
The article also reports on the forthcoming publication of PINKAS KEHILLOT
CZECHOSLOVAKIA in two volumes, one for Bohemia and Moravia which is being
prepared by Mr. Schmiedt; the other volume on Slovakia and Carpato-Ukraine
is being compiled by Yehoshua Buechler.
Henry Wellisch
Toronto


Zhuravno #galicia

Valerie Schatzker <syringa@...>
 

One line of the family I am searching came >from Zhuravno. I know that at
least one generation of children was born in the town and that their parents
were engaged in business there in the 1870's to 1890's. I learned >from a
man who was there before the war that around 1939 there were about 1500 Jews
there, but that earlier the community was much larger.

He also mentioned that his late parents talked about a history of Zhuravno
with which they were acquainted but had no idea what this history was.

Has anyone any information about a history of Zhuravno or any other
information to share with me about the town? The family I am searching is
Leib KRONSTEIN (married to Hinda FEUERSTEIN) and his four children born in
the 1870's and 1880's, Isadore, Hersch, Josephine and Charlotte.

Valerie Schatzker
Toronto, Ontario
<syringa@...>


Searching:
SCHATZKER: Vienna, Lwów, Stryj, Lubience, Schodnica
BERGNER: Sambor, Schodnica, Lwów
FEUERSTEIN: Drohobycz, Zhuravno
KRONSTEIN: Lubience, Stryj, Zhuravno
BLUM: Drohobycz?
ETTEL: Drohobycz


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Zhuravno #galicia

Valerie Schatzker <syringa@...>
 

One line of the family I am searching came >from Zhuravno. I know that at
least one generation of children was born in the town and that their parents
were engaged in business there in the 1870's to 1890's. I learned >from a
man who was there before the war that around 1939 there were about 1500 Jews
there, but that earlier the community was much larger.

He also mentioned that his late parents talked about a history of Zhuravno
with which they were acquainted but had no idea what this history was.

Has anyone any information about a history of Zhuravno or any other
information to share with me about the town? The family I am searching is
Leib KRONSTEIN (married to Hinda FEUERSTEIN) and his four children born in
the 1870's and 1880's, Isadore, Hersch, Josephine and Charlotte.

Valerie Schatzker
Toronto, Ontario
<syringa@...>


Searching:
SCHATZKER: Vienna, Lwów, Stryj, Lubience, Schodnica
BERGNER: Sambor, Schodnica, Lwów
FEUERSTEIN: Drohobycz, Zhuravno
KRONSTEIN: Lubience, Stryj, Zhuravno
BLUM: Drohobycz?
ETTEL: Drohobycz


1st Jeziorzany S & B Society #galicia

Lenore S. Tishman <tishmom@...>
 

Has anyone ever heard of the First Jeziorzany Sick & Beneficial [Benevolent?] Society?

I got the name of two possible contacts >from a board member of Mt. Zion
Cemetery, have written to each several times, with no answer. I had a New
York cousin call their local numbers, but it's a dead end. I presume these
two people are long gone. Any ideas?

Lenore S. Tishman
Sarasota, FL
mail to: <tishmom@...>


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia 1st Jeziorzany S & B Society #galicia

Lenore S. Tishman <tishmom@...>
 

Has anyone ever heard of the First Jeziorzany Sick & Beneficial [Benevolent?] Society?

I got the name of two possible contacts >from a board member of Mt. Zion
Cemetery, have written to each several times, with no answer. I had a New
York cousin call their local numbers, but it's a dead end. I presume these
two people are long gone. Any ideas?

Lenore S. Tishman
Sarasota, FL
mail to: <tishmom@...>


JewishGen, making the Internet a better place to do research #galicia

Carol Skydell <skydell@...>
 

To Galicia SIG, forwarded >from JewishGen:

We are most pleased to inform our readership that JewishGen has been chosen
by the Genealogy Forum on AOL to receive the Best Site Pick for the month of
December 1999.

GFSByron@... writes in part:
"Your site has been chosen because of its comprehensive nature in providing
a resource for people searching their Jewish heritage. For over fourteen
years, JewishGen has been the leader in plowing the path of Jewish genealogy
on the cyber-world making it easier for those that follow behind. JewishGen
not only provides surname databases where researchers can find each other
and join efforts, but the volunteers at JewishGen have a gold mine by freely
sharing their knowledge through research aids to help people learn where to
search for their ancestors. JewishGen also needs to be commended for
realizing the effects of working as a team not only among their 200+
volunteers but with numerous other Jewish interest groups as well.

The information and organization of your site shows your dedication and
effort in providing easily accessible information to other genealogists. On
behalf of the Genealogy Forum on AOL, we would like to thank you for your
time and effort in making the Internet a better place to do research."

To view the award logo go to our homepage, <http://www.jewishgen.org>
and scroll down to the very bottom of the page. We display it proudly and
with heartfelt thanks to our volunteers who work behind the scenes, to those
who have come forth with their financial support of our efforts, and to all
who contribute the information they have acquired, thus participating in the
JewishGen mission of "preserving our history for future generations."

May I join with AOL and say to you all... well done!

Susan and the Officers and Board of JewishGen


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia JewishGen, making the Internet a better place to do research #galicia

Carol Skydell <skydell@...>
 

To Galicia SIG, forwarded >from JewishGen:

We are most pleased to inform our readership that JewishGen has been chosen
by the Genealogy Forum on AOL to receive the Best Site Pick for the month of
December 1999.

GFSByron@... writes in part:
"Your site has been chosen because of its comprehensive nature in providing
a resource for people searching their Jewish heritage. For over fourteen
years, JewishGen has been the leader in plowing the path of Jewish genealogy
on the cyber-world making it easier for those that follow behind. JewishGen
not only provides surname databases where researchers can find each other
and join efforts, but the volunteers at JewishGen have a gold mine by freely
sharing their knowledge through research aids to help people learn where to
search for their ancestors. JewishGen also needs to be commended for
realizing the effects of working as a team not only among their 200+
volunteers but with numerous other Jewish interest groups as well.

The information and organization of your site shows your dedication and
effort in providing easily accessible information to other genealogists. On
behalf of the Genealogy Forum on AOL, we would like to thank you for your
time and effort in making the Internet a better place to do research."

To view the award logo go to our homepage, <http://www.jewishgen.org>
and scroll down to the very bottom of the page. We display it proudly and
with heartfelt thanks to our volunteers who work behind the scenes, to those
who have come forth with their financial support of our efforts, and to all
who contribute the information they have acquired, thus participating in the
JewishGen mission of "preserving our history for future generations."

May I join with AOL and say to you all... well done!

Susan and the Officers and Board of JewishGen


Lvov - New Database Online #galicia

JoyceField <jfield@...>
 

Thanks to Gesher Galicia, JewishGen is pleased to announce that the
Lvov Ghetto Database is now online at
<http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/lvov.htm>

The material was donated to Gesher Galicia by the U.S. Holocaust
Memorial Museum (USHMM) for inclusion as a JewishGen database. This
searchable database is an index of Jews in the Lvov ghetto during
the years of 1942-1945.

Our sincere appreciation to USHMM and Gesher Galicia.

Joyce Field
JewishGen V.P., Research


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Lvov - New Database Online #galicia

JoyceField <jfield@...>
 

Thanks to Gesher Galicia, JewishGen is pleased to announce that the
Lvov Ghetto Database is now online at
<http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/lvov.htm>

The material was donated to Gesher Galicia by the U.S. Holocaust
Memorial Museum (USHMM) for inclusion as a JewishGen database. This
searchable database is an index of Jews in the Lvov ghetto during
the years of 1942-1945.

Our sincere appreciation to USHMM and Gesher Galicia.

Joyce Field
JewishGen V.P., Research