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FW: Photo ID and when it was taken #lithuania

Galit Aviv
 

Dear All:

I've posted a picture of my unknown relative >from Vilna. It is on
ViewMate at the following address ...

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM38109


This picture was part of our family album.
I do not know who she is.
My great grandfather Aron or Arkady (ben Shimel) Grodzensky (1860 - ?)
was born in Vilna, worked as a publisher, editor and translator.
He was married to Revekka (bat Berko) Shamsonov >from Minsk and St.
Peterburg (Leningrad).
Unfortunately, I could not find anything about my great grandfather,
just census record >from 1904 and duma voting record >from 1906.
The woman on photo could be his sister or mother. Picture was taken in
Vilna, by Serebrin's Photography.
I hope maybe somebody might recognize her.
If not, maybe you can help me to identify time period when this photo
was taken.

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.


Thank you for any help.
Sincerely,
Galit Aviv
NJ, USA
Researching: GRODZENSKY (Trakai, Vilno, Russia, USA),
PINEWSKY (Poland, Belarus, St. Peterburg, Russia, USA), SHAMSONOV
(Belarus,
Vilno, St. Peterburg, Russia, Tallinn, Estonia, USA)


March 2015 Course: Complex Genealogy in the United States #lithuania

Phyllis Kramer
 

This Intermediate Course will help you organize what you've found and
focus on what's missing. After researching Ancestry and Familysearch,
what are the minor websites and major archives to consider? What are
your brick walls and what advanced research will break them down?

This course proceeds at your pace (there is no time dependence, our
students are worldwide, you participate in our 24/7 forum when you are
available); there are eight pdf lessons for you to download. The
lessons cover U.S. Naturalization, Passports, Death Records (Probate,
Obituaries, Cemeteries), Newspapers, City Directories, Immigration
Ports, Major Archives and Libraries, Military records, Internet
Research and State and Federal Government Records. The emphasis is on
using your computer and the Internet efficiently and employing
advanced on-site or email techniques in U.S. research.

Students are encouraged to post one ancestral branch and the
instructor will work one on one to answer questions and suggest
avenues to research; this mentoring process is unique and quite
valuable. Requirements and tuition are detailed in the course
description; please read it at
www.jewishgen.org/education .
Registration is open

Phyllis Kramer, VP, Education, NYC & PBG Florida
www.JewishGen.org/education


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania FW: Photo ID and when it was taken #lithuania

Galit Aviv
 

Dear All:

I've posted a picture of my unknown relative >from Vilna. It is on
ViewMate at the following address ...

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM38109


This picture was part of our family album.
I do not know who she is.
My great grandfather Aron or Arkady (ben Shimel) Grodzensky (1860 - ?)
was born in Vilna, worked as a publisher, editor and translator.
He was married to Revekka (bat Berko) Shamsonov >from Minsk and St.
Peterburg (Leningrad).
Unfortunately, I could not find anything about my great grandfather,
just census record >from 1904 and duma voting record >from 1906.
The woman on photo could be his sister or mother. Picture was taken in
Vilna, by Serebrin's Photography.
I hope maybe somebody might recognize her.
If not, maybe you can help me to identify time period when this photo
was taken.

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.


Thank you for any help.
Sincerely,
Galit Aviv
NJ, USA
Researching: GRODZENSKY (Trakai, Vilno, Russia, USA),
PINEWSKY (Poland, Belarus, St. Peterburg, Russia, USA), SHAMSONOV
(Belarus,
Vilno, St. Peterburg, Russia, Tallinn, Estonia, USA)


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania March 2015 Course: Complex Genealogy in the United States #lithuania

Phyllis Kramer
 

This Intermediate Course will help you organize what you've found and
focus on what's missing. After researching Ancestry and Familysearch,
what are the minor websites and major archives to consider? What are
your brick walls and what advanced research will break them down?

This course proceeds at your pace (there is no time dependence, our
students are worldwide, you participate in our 24/7 forum when you are
available); there are eight pdf lessons for you to download. The
lessons cover U.S. Naturalization, Passports, Death Records (Probate,
Obituaries, Cemeteries), Newspapers, City Directories, Immigration
Ports, Major Archives and Libraries, Military records, Internet
Research and State and Federal Government Records. The emphasis is on
using your computer and the Internet efficiently and employing
advanced on-site or email techniques in U.S. research.

Students are encouraged to post one ancestral branch and the
instructor will work one on one to answer questions and suggest
avenues to research; this mentoring process is unique and quite
valuable. Requirements and tuition are detailed in the course
description; please read it at
www.jewishgen.org/education .
Registration is open

Phyllis Kramer, VP, Education, NYC & PBG Florida
www.JewishGen.org/education


March 2015 Course: Complex Genealogy in the United States #poland

Phyllis Kramer
 

This Intermediate Course will help you organize what you've found and
focus on what's missing. After researching Ancestry and Familysearch,
what are the minor websites and major archives to consider? What are
your brick walls and what advanced research will break them down?

This course proceeds at your pace (there is no time dependence, our
students are worldwide, you participate in our 24/7 forum when you are
available); there are eight pdf lessons for you to download. The
lessons cover U.S. Naturalization, Passports, Death Records (Probate,
Obituaries, Cemeteries), Newspapers, City Directories, Immigration
Ports, Major Archives and Libraries, Military records, Internet
Research and State and Federal Government Records. The emphasis is on
using your computer and the Internet efficiently and employing
advanced on-site or email techniques in U.S. research.

Students are encouraged to post one ancestral branch and the
instructor will work one on one to answer questions and suggest
avenues to research; this mentoring process is unique and quite
valuable. Requirements and tuition are detailed in the course
description; please read it at
www.jewishgen.org/education .
Registration is open

Phyllis Kramer, VP, Education, NYC & PBG Florida
www.JewishGen.org/education


JRI Poland #Poland March 2015 Course: Complex Genealogy in the United States #poland

Phyllis Kramer
 

This Intermediate Course will help you organize what you've found and
focus on what's missing. After researching Ancestry and Familysearch,
what are the minor websites and major archives to consider? What are
your brick walls and what advanced research will break them down?

This course proceeds at your pace (there is no time dependence, our
students are worldwide, you participate in our 24/7 forum when you are
available); there are eight pdf lessons for you to download. The
lessons cover U.S. Naturalization, Passports, Death Records (Probate,
Obituaries, Cemeteries), Newspapers, City Directories, Immigration
Ports, Major Archives and Libraries, Military records, Internet
Research and State and Federal Government Records. The emphasis is on
using your computer and the Internet efficiently and employing
advanced on-site or email techniques in U.S. research.

Students are encouraged to post one ancestral branch and the
instructor will work one on one to answer questions and suggest
avenues to research; this mentoring process is unique and quite
valuable. Requirements and tuition are detailed in the course
description; please read it at
www.jewishgen.org/education .
Registration is open

Phyllis Kramer, VP, Education, NYC & PBG Florida
www.JewishGen.org/education


Viewmate Translation Request- Russian Birth and Marriage Records for KIRSZENBERG: Wiskitki, Poland #poland

Jeff Kronenberg <jeffkronenberg@...>
 

Shalom, Friends:

I am trying to learn more about my family >from Warszawa, Poland.
A full translation is requested >from each of these records posted on Viewmate:


http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM37984

This is the marriage record for my great grand parents, Szyia KIRSZENBERG
and Perla GRYZIAK. It is >from Wiskitki, Poland, 28 mi >from Warszawa.
Record: Marriages 1879, Act 8. We believe they passed away in Warsaw
in the late 1930's, and I am very interested in other family members
who may have survived the Holocast and immigrated to USA, Israel, or
elsewhere. Their daughter's birth record is included below.

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM38078

This is the birth record for my grandmother, Faiga Lea KIRSZENBERG. It
is >from Wiskitki, Poland, 28 mi >from Warszawa. Record: Births 1889, Act 11.
The actual record is in the upper left quadrant of the document. Faiga
married in England, emigrated to Chicago, and became Fanny Lea PECK.

I am most indebted to your kind assistance in translation. Thank you!

Zai gesunt,

Hananya Kronenberg
Boise, Idaho USA

Researching:

KRONENBERG - Szczuczyn/Lomza, Poland
PIC - Subotsch, Lithuania
CZERMERINSKY - Motol/Ivanovo, Belarus
KIRSCHENBERG - Warszawa, Poland
WORTENBURG - Berlin, Germany

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately or on the Viewmate form.


JRI Poland #Poland Viewmate Translation Request- Russian Birth and Marriage Records for KIRSZENBERG: Wiskitki, Poland #poland

Jeff Kronenberg <jeffkronenberg@...>
 

Shalom, Friends:

I am trying to learn more about my family >from Warszawa, Poland.
A full translation is requested >from each of these records posted on Viewmate:


http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM37984

This is the marriage record for my great grand parents, Szyia KIRSZENBERG
and Perla GRYZIAK. It is >from Wiskitki, Poland, 28 mi >from Warszawa.
Record: Marriages 1879, Act 8. We believe they passed away in Warsaw
in the late 1930's, and I am very interested in other family members
who may have survived the Holocast and immigrated to USA, Israel, or
elsewhere. Their daughter's birth record is included below.

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM38078

This is the birth record for my grandmother, Faiga Lea KIRSZENBERG. It
is >from Wiskitki, Poland, 28 mi >from Warszawa. Record: Births 1889, Act 11.
The actual record is in the upper left quadrant of the document. Faiga
married in England, emigrated to Chicago, and became Fanny Lea PECK.

I am most indebted to your kind assistance in translation. Thank you!

Zai gesunt,

Hananya Kronenberg
Boise, Idaho USA

Researching:

KRONENBERG - Szczuczyn/Lomza, Poland
PIC - Subotsch, Lithuania
CZERMERINSKY - Motol/Ivanovo, Belarus
KIRSCHENBERG - Warszawa, Poland
WORTENBURG - Berlin, Germany

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately or on the Viewmate form.


Re: Eroded grave inscriptions #general

Todd Edelman <edelman@...>
 

I know someone in Lithuania who "reads" Hebrew on gravestones with her
hands.... she will travel elsewhere. Write me if you would like me to
find her.

Todd Edelman (near Los Angeles)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Eroded grave inscriptions #general

Todd Edelman <edelman@...>
 

I know someone in Lithuania who "reads" Hebrew on gravestones with her
hands.... she will travel elsewhere. Write me if you would like me to
find her.

Todd Edelman (near Los Angeles)


Benjamin SPIRO from Ulanow #general

Linda Berkowitz <lindaberkowitz@...>
 

I am researching the SPIRA family >from Ulanow and recently came across
the draft registration for Benjamin SPIRO >from Ulanow.

I am reasonably certain the Benjamin SPIRO was originally SPIRA and now
want to connect him to the SPIRAs that I am researching.

His WWII draft card indicates that his birthday was 3/4/1887, he was
married to Annie SPIRO, and that they lived at 2220 N. 7th St. in
Philadelphia.

While I can find a Benjamin SPIRA, b. 1887 in Ulanow leaving Hamburg on
May 2, 1907, I can't find a corresponding entry into the US for that
same Benjamin SPIRA.

Any information and/or help in tracking down Benjamin, his wife Annie,
and their families would be greatly appreciated.

Linda Berkowitz
Deerfield, IL


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Benjamin SPIRO from Ulanow #general

Linda Berkowitz <lindaberkowitz@...>
 

I am researching the SPIRA family >from Ulanow and recently came across
the draft registration for Benjamin SPIRO >from Ulanow.

I am reasonably certain the Benjamin SPIRO was originally SPIRA and now
want to connect him to the SPIRAs that I am researching.

His WWII draft card indicates that his birthday was 3/4/1887, he was
married to Annie SPIRO, and that they lived at 2220 N. 7th St. in
Philadelphia.

While I can find a Benjamin SPIRA, b. 1887 in Ulanow leaving Hamburg on
May 2, 1907, I can't find a corresponding entry into the US for that
same Benjamin SPIRA.

Any information and/or help in tracking down Benjamin, his wife Annie,
and their families would be greatly appreciated.

Linda Berkowitz
Deerfield, IL


Re: Eroded grave inscriptions - ***Warning***! #general

Barbara Zimmer
 

Genners:

Please ***do not*** use shaving cream (or other cleansers) on headstones!
Even if the immediate result is a wonderfully contrasted carving, there
can be major long-term effects. The acids in the shaving cream can
erode the headstone. And even if there are no acids mentioned in the
ingredients, "the reactions of the non-acidic chemicals in the shaving
cream turn slightly acidic once the cream is applied.

Read more about it here

http://www.memorials.com/Headstones-Cleaning-and-Preservations-of-Tombstones-information.php
[or http://tinyurl.com/m56bawx --Mod.]

Rubbing, chalking, using powder or flour are also *not* recommended.

Here are some safer ways to obtain a clearer inscription:

Water, mirrors, snow, and aluminum foil (taped only on the foil, with no
tape touching the stone)

http://saveagrave.net/hard-to-read-stones

Barbara Zimmer
Norfolk Virginia


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Eroded grave inscriptions - ***Warning***! #general

Barbara Zimmer
 

Genners:

Please ***do not*** use shaving cream (or other cleansers) on headstones!
Even if the immediate result is a wonderfully contrasted carving, there
can be major long-term effects. The acids in the shaving cream can
erode the headstone. And even if there are no acids mentioned in the
ingredients, "the reactions of the non-acidic chemicals in the shaving
cream turn slightly acidic once the cream is applied.

Read more about it here

http://www.memorials.com/Headstones-Cleaning-and-Preservations-of-Tombstones-information.php
[or http://tinyurl.com/m56bawx --Mod.]

Rubbing, chalking, using powder or flour are also *not* recommended.

Here are some safer ways to obtain a clearer inscription:

Water, mirrors, snow, and aluminum foil (taped only on the foil, with no
tape touching the stone)

http://saveagrave.net/hard-to-read-stones

Barbara Zimmer
Norfolk Virginia


Re: Eroded grave inscriptions #general

Ken Drabinsky <kenjdgen@...>
 

The discussions I have read giving recommendations for recovery of
eroded inscriptions ring alarm bells why discussion list conversations
like this should be read with caution.

While personal recommendations are often great ideas, they may not
always be the best solutions. In this case, I am not an expert in
recovery methods however it seems to me the best person to know would
be a professional museum curator or archaeologist whose career may
depend on making the right choices especially when working with
priceless documents and artifacts.

My two cents worth...do your research....

Best regards,

Ken Drabinsky

Coordinator,
Kolo Rypin Plock Area Research Group (KRPARG)
"tracing your Jewish ancestral links in north central Poland"
kenjdgen@gmail.com
Calgary, Alberta, Canada


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Eroded grave inscriptions #general

Ken Drabinsky <kenjdgen@...>
 

The discussions I have read giving recommendations for recovery of
eroded inscriptions ring alarm bells why discussion list conversations
like this should be read with caution.

While personal recommendations are often great ideas, they may not
always be the best solutions. In this case, I am not an expert in
recovery methods however it seems to me the best person to know would
be a professional museum curator or archaeologist whose career may
depend on making the right choices especially when working with
priceless documents and artifacts.

My two cents worth...do your research....

Best regards,

Ken Drabinsky

Coordinator,
Kolo Rypin Plock Area Research Group (KRPARG)
"tracing your Jewish ancestral links in north central Poland"
kenjdgen@gmail.com
Calgary, Alberta, Canada


Handouts for Today's RootsTech Streaming Sessions #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The following are the handouts for three of today's RootsTech live streaming
events; Remember the times below are Mountain Standard Time and you need to
convert them to your local time. Got to the Rootstech home page to watch.
http://www.rootstech.org/?lang=eng

Thursday, February 12 - Mountain time
8:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m. - Thursday General Session
11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. - 30 Pieces of Tech I Can't Live Without - D. Joshua
Taylor
https://rootstech.org/bc/content/pdfs/Class-Syllabus/Getting-Started/GS1969_30PiecesOfTechICantLiveWithout_Taylor.pdf?lang=eng
1:30 p.m.-2:20 p.m. - You've Mastered the Census and Basic Search, What
Next? - Karen Auman
https://rootstech.org/bc/content/pdfs/Class-Syllabus/Getting-Started/GS1487_YouveMasteredtheCensusWhatNext_Auman.pdf?lang=eng
3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. - What's New at FamilySearch - Devin Ashby
4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. - Getting Started in Genetic Genealogy - Diahan Southard
https://rootstech.org/bc/content/pdfs/Class-Syllabus/Getting-Started/GS1406_GettingStartedInGeneticGenealogy_Southard.pdf?lang=eng

For schedule: http://rootstech.org/streaming-help?lang=eng

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

MODERATOR NOTE: Alternate URLs for the above syllabi, in case the ones
above break, in order:
http://tinyurl.com/lfbwkc7
http://tinyurl.com/k96a47u
http://tinyurl.com/mqdy9ql


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Handouts for Today's RootsTech Streaming Sessions #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The following are the handouts for three of today's RootsTech live streaming
events; Remember the times below are Mountain Standard Time and you need to
convert them to your local time. Got to the Rootstech home page to watch.
http://www.rootstech.org/?lang=eng

Thursday, February 12 - Mountain time
8:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m. - Thursday General Session
11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. - 30 Pieces of Tech I Can't Live Without - D. Joshua
Taylor
https://rootstech.org/bc/content/pdfs/Class-Syllabus/Getting-Started/GS1969_30PiecesOfTechICantLiveWithout_Taylor.pdf?lang=eng
1:30 p.m.-2:20 p.m. - You've Mastered the Census and Basic Search, What
Next? - Karen Auman
https://rootstech.org/bc/content/pdfs/Class-Syllabus/Getting-Started/GS1487_YouveMasteredtheCensusWhatNext_Auman.pdf?lang=eng
3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. - What's New at FamilySearch - Devin Ashby
4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. - Getting Started in Genetic Genealogy - Diahan Southard
https://rootstech.org/bc/content/pdfs/Class-Syllabus/Getting-Started/GS1406_GettingStartedInGeneticGenealogy_Southard.pdf?lang=eng

For schedule: http://rootstech.org/streaming-help?lang=eng

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

MODERATOR NOTE: Alternate URLs for the above syllabi, in case the ones
above break, in order:
http://tinyurl.com/lfbwkc7
http://tinyurl.com/k96a47u
http://tinyurl.com/mqdy9ql


Re: Eroded grave inscriptions #general

tom
 

Shaving cream is acidic and accelerates erosion, especially of softer
stones. I don't think it's a good idea at all.

....... tom klein, toronto

Harvey Kabaker <harvey.kabaker@verizon.net> wrote:

A sure-fire way to enhance all but completely eroded inscriptions, and
entirely harmless:

Equipment: A firm but flexible rubber squeegee, preferably at least 8
inches long, a can of plain, foamy shaving cream (without any extra
ingredients, and not the gel version), and some old towels.
[snip!]


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Eroded grave inscriptions #general

tom
 

Shaving cream is acidic and accelerates erosion, especially of softer
stones. I don't think it's a good idea at all.

....... tom klein, toronto

Harvey Kabaker <harvey.kabaker@verizon.net> wrote:

A sure-fire way to enhance all but completely eroded inscriptions, and
entirely harmless:

Equipment: A firm but flexible rubber squeegee, preferably at least 8
inches long, a can of plain, foamy shaving cream (without any extra
ingredients, and not the gel version), and some old towels.
[snip!]

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