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New Cadastral Maps for Jagielnica & Sliwnica X 2 #poland

Pamela Weisberger
 

Three new maps have been added to Gesher Galicia's Cadastral Map Room:
one for Jagielnica and one each for two different towns with the same
name of Sliwnica:

http://maps.geshergalicia.org/cadastral/jagielnica-yahilnytsya-1861/

Jagielnica Cadastral Map 1861

Full-color cadastral map of the village of Jagielnica (Yahilnytsya,
Yagelnitsa, Yagelnitza) near Czortkow, originally surveyed in 1827,
then updated and lithographed in 1861. Land parcels and houses are all
clearly numbered. Details included in the map are a well-developed
market square, Roman Catholic and Greek Catholic churches, a large
Catholic cemetery, and an unusual number of small Catholic road and
way markers. At the time this map was made, the village Jewish
community had four parcels listed in the property registers, including
two adjacent plots perhaps intended for a cemetery.

Sliwnica Cadastral Map 1852 (Sanok Kreis)

http://maps.geshergalicia.org/cadastral/sliwnica-1852/

A complete, full-color cadastral map of the entire village of Sliwnica
(Sliwnica) near Nienadowa at the border of three Galician kreise,
surveyed and lithographed in 1852. All buildings and land parcels are
clearly numbered. Extensive redline manuscript revisions show changes
intended for a later update. The village has no marked center; the map
shows the development of farmlands and orchards along several small
and large waterways, plus two large granaries (one with a mill), and
an inn placed strategically at the three-way administrative border.

Sliwnica Cadastral Map 1853 (Sambor Kreis)

http://maps.geshergalicia.org/cadastral/sliwnica-slyvnytsya-1853/

A complete, full-color cadastral map of the entire small village of
Sliwnica (Slyvnytsya, Sliwnica) near Chyrow, surveyed and lithographed
in 1853. All buildings and land parcels are clearly numbered. Less
than 50 small houses and farm structures, all wooden, dot the
landscape among fruit and vegetable gardens on both sides of the large
town creek, and other smaller brooks feed farmlands and pastures
further out.

It's important to note that many Galician towns had identical or
similar names which often changed over time. To make sure you know
your correct ancestral shtetl or village, you should always confirm
the kreis, administrative district (if you know what these were during
the years your relatives lived there) or note the neighboring areas or
villages (even better, the exact coordinates) so you don't end up
researching the incorrect place.

Consulting Gesher Galicia's Galician Town Locator here:
http://www.geshergalicia.org/galician-town-locator/

- will help you see other towns with similar names and make the
correct distinction as can reviewing gazetteers for Galicia and
JewishGen's Jewish Communities Database. Thanks are due to our
digital cartography coordinator, Jay Osborn, for his continuing
excellent work on our map collection!

Pamela Weisberger
President, Gesher Galicia
pweisberger@gmail.com


Update on Oradea burial records project and reminder to donate #romania

Roger Adler
 

Dear Siggers:
I have received the 1st 100 photographed gravestones >from the Velenta
cemetery which we are documenting.

Please note that anyone donating to this project will receive the
original photograph of any of their ancestor's found in the cemetery.
This photograph will be much larger than the one that appears on
Jewishgen.

In addition if the epitaph is readible they will receive the stone
writing in typed Hebrew which they can have translated on Google
Translate. In addition they will receive the geo coordinates of the
stone so that they can find it when visiting.

I want to remind everyone who wishes to donate to the Oradea Burial
Records Project to please go to:


http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=15
Then click in the Oradea Romania-Burial Records box and donate.

Thank you in advance:
Roger Adler
Project Coordinator
San Antonio Texas

PS: Please email me if you have any questions about the project.


JRI Poland #Poland New Cadastral Maps for Jagielnica & Sliwnica X 2 #poland

Pamela Weisberger
 

Three new maps have been added to Gesher Galicia's Cadastral Map Room:
one for Jagielnica and one each for two different towns with the same
name of Sliwnica:

http://maps.geshergalicia.org/cadastral/jagielnica-yahilnytsya-1861/

Jagielnica Cadastral Map 1861

Full-color cadastral map of the village of Jagielnica (Yahilnytsya,
Yagelnitsa, Yagelnitza) near Czortkow, originally surveyed in 1827,
then updated and lithographed in 1861. Land parcels and houses are all
clearly numbered. Details included in the map are a well-developed
market square, Roman Catholic and Greek Catholic churches, a large
Catholic cemetery, and an unusual number of small Catholic road and
way markers. At the time this map was made, the village Jewish
community had four parcels listed in the property registers, including
two adjacent plots perhaps intended for a cemetery.

Sliwnica Cadastral Map 1852 (Sanok Kreis)

http://maps.geshergalicia.org/cadastral/sliwnica-1852/

A complete, full-color cadastral map of the entire village of Sliwnica
(Sliwnica) near Nienadowa at the border of three Galician kreise,
surveyed and lithographed in 1852. All buildings and land parcels are
clearly numbered. Extensive redline manuscript revisions show changes
intended for a later update. The village has no marked center; the map
shows the development of farmlands and orchards along several small
and large waterways, plus two large granaries (one with a mill), and
an inn placed strategically at the three-way administrative border.

Sliwnica Cadastral Map 1853 (Sambor Kreis)

http://maps.geshergalicia.org/cadastral/sliwnica-slyvnytsya-1853/

A complete, full-color cadastral map of the entire small village of
Sliwnica (Slyvnytsya, Sliwnica) near Chyrow, surveyed and lithographed
in 1853. All buildings and land parcels are clearly numbered. Less
than 50 small houses and farm structures, all wooden, dot the
landscape among fruit and vegetable gardens on both sides of the large
town creek, and other smaller brooks feed farmlands and pastures
further out.

It's important to note that many Galician towns had identical or
similar names which often changed over time. To make sure you know
your correct ancestral shtetl or village, you should always confirm
the kreis, administrative district (if you know what these were during
the years your relatives lived there) or note the neighboring areas or
villages (even better, the exact coordinates) so you don't end up
researching the incorrect place.

Consulting Gesher Galicia's Galician Town Locator here:
http://www.geshergalicia.org/galician-town-locator/

- will help you see other towns with similar names and make the
correct distinction as can reviewing gazetteers for Galicia and
JewishGen's Jewish Communities Database. Thanks are due to our
digital cartography coordinator, Jay Osborn, for his continuing
excellent work on our map collection!

Pamela Weisberger
President, Gesher Galicia
pweisberger@gmail.com


Romania SIG #Romania Update on Oradea burial records project and reminder to donate #romania

Roger Adler
 

Dear Siggers:
I have received the 1st 100 photographed gravestones >from the Velenta
cemetery which we are documenting.

Please note that anyone donating to this project will receive the
original photograph of any of their ancestor's found in the cemetery.
This photograph will be much larger than the one that appears on
Jewishgen.

In addition if the epitaph is readible they will receive the stone
writing in typed Hebrew which they can have translated on Google
Translate. In addition they will receive the geo coordinates of the
stone so that they can find it when visiting.

I want to remind everyone who wishes to donate to the Oradea Burial
Records Project to please go to:


http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=15
Then click in the Oradea Romania-Burial Records box and donate.

Thank you in advance:
Roger Adler
Project Coordinator
San Antonio Texas

PS: Please email me if you have any questions about the project.


ViewMate translation request - Russian #poland

Steven A. Zedeck <steven@...>
 

Hi,

I've posted a vital record in Russian for which I'd like a full
translation.

It is on ViewMate at the following address ...
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM40596

It is the death record of Lejzor DESEL

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.

Thanks in advance,
Steve


JRI Poland #Poland ViewMate translation request - Russian #poland

Steven A. Zedeck <steven@...>
 

Hi,

I've posted a vital record in Russian for which I'd like a full
translation.

It is on ViewMate at the following address ...
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM40596

It is the death record of Lejzor DESEL

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.

Thanks in advance,
Steve


contact info please #austria-czech

Helen Epstein
 

Once again, sports historian Petr Bucka is trying to find info on a
Czech Jewish soccer player: Paul Mahrer ( 1900 Teplice - 1985 USA asi
New York.

He is particularly interested in finding his two sons: MUDr. Peter
Mahrer in New York and Jerry Mahrer in Los Angeles
so that he can obtain photos of their father.
--
Reviewer, ArtsFuse.org
www.helenepstein.com


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech contact info please #austria-czech

Helen Epstein
 

Once again, sports historian Petr Bucka is trying to find info on a
Czech Jewish soccer player: Paul Mahrer ( 1900 Teplice - 1985 USA asi
New York.

He is particularly interested in finding his two sons: MUDr. Peter
Mahrer in New York and Jerry Mahrer in Los Angeles
so that he can obtain photos of their father.
--
Reviewer, ArtsFuse.org
www.helenepstein.com


Bohemian census data #austria-czech

Mark Tritsch
 

Thanks to Randol Schoenberg for the Bohemian census link at
http://www.projektsoupis.cz/cesky_uvod.php

It seems the search facility does not work yet (didn't work for names that
are on the lists), BUT if you go to News, then Inventories, you get all the
PDFs of the spreadsheets they've done. You have to look by hand then (or
search using Ctrl F).

Mark Tritsch


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Bohemian census data #austria-czech

Mark Tritsch
 

Thanks to Randol Schoenberg for the Bohemian census link at
http://www.projektsoupis.cz/cesky_uvod.php

It seems the search facility does not work yet (didn't work for names that
are on the lists), BUT if you go to News, then Inventories, you get all the
PDFs of the spreadsheets they've done. You have to look by hand then (or
search using Ctrl F).

Mark Tritsch


Kathy Miller Looking for info on FELIX HEIMANN #germany

Kathy Miller
 

To All
I have come across the following regarding my Father's first cousin
Felix HEIMANN.(Please forgive the "odd" English as it comes >from a
German researcher and is his translation.)
I would like to connect with any families who knew Felix and were
saved by him showing them the way to emigrate >from Germany.

I would also like an accurate translation of the German within this article

Many Thanks, Kathy Miller, Researcher code 546778 kathyjmiller@gmail.com


Here is what the researcher found out...........


Felix Heimann wrote

Sturm und Drang selected war poems , 1917

which is digitised

http://digital.staatsbibliothek-berlin.de/werkansicht/?PPN=3DPPN715583131&=
PHYSID=3DPHYS_0003

After WW1:

"After the war he studied law and made his PhD in Breslau (near his
home). He went to Saxony and worked for the Central Verein f=C3=BCr Buerger
juedischen Glaubens The archive in Magdeburg wrote me( the researcher
) that he lived in MAGDEBURG in 1926 (source: adress book). He was
syndic of the CV for Saxony and he founded a weekly jewish newspaper
for Magdeburg. In the first 36 issues he was named as editor in the
imprint. He loved his fatherland very strong. And he published a lot
of articles.


About 1933 he got syndic of the Reichsvertretung der Deutschen Juden

He visited complete Germany and informed the jewish communities about
the possibilities how the Reichsvereinigung could help them. In 1935
for example the police in Munich banned Dr.FELIX HEIMANN as speaker.


He worked for the Reichsvereinigung until his deportion on 2nd April
1942. He came to Warsaw or Trawniki. His life probably ended in
Treblinka.


In 1962 one of the most importand german historians published some
police records in the still important journal Vierteljahreshefte zur
Zeitgeschichte. Also the one >from 1935 with the ban of FELIX HEIMANN
as speaker. In the footnote he wrote: =E2=80=9EDr. Felix Heimann war nach d=
em
ersten Weltkrieg f=C3=BCr den CV t=C3=A4tig und machte sich nach 1933 als W=
erber
f=C3=BCr den Zentralausschu=C3=9F f=C3=BCr Hilfe und Aufbau einem Namen. Er=
ist in
Deutschland umgekommen, nachdem er alle Auswanderungsm=C3=B6glichkeiten
ausgeschlagen hatte, was auf der Linie seiner 1935 vertretenen
Auffassungen lag.=E2=80=9C


To say it in other words. Dr. Felix Heimann showed thousands of Jews
how to leave Germany. For himself he did not take any help."

-- THANKS
--=20
Kathy

0418 230073


German SIG #Germany Kathy Miller Looking for info on FELIX HEIMANN #germany

Kathy Miller
 

To All
I have come across the following regarding my Father's first cousin
Felix HEIMANN.(Please forgive the "odd" English as it comes >from a
German researcher and is his translation.)
I would like to connect with any families who knew Felix and were
saved by him showing them the way to emigrate >from Germany.

I would also like an accurate translation of the German within this article

Many Thanks, Kathy Miller, Researcher code 546778 kathyjmiller@gmail.com


Here is what the researcher found out...........


Felix Heimann wrote

Sturm und Drang selected war poems , 1917

which is digitised

http://digital.staatsbibliothek-berlin.de/werkansicht/?PPN=3DPPN715583131&=
PHYSID=3DPHYS_0003

After WW1:

"After the war he studied law and made his PhD in Breslau (near his
home). He went to Saxony and worked for the Central Verein f=C3=BCr Buerger
juedischen Glaubens The archive in Magdeburg wrote me( the researcher
) that he lived in MAGDEBURG in 1926 (source: adress book). He was
syndic of the CV for Saxony and he founded a weekly jewish newspaper
for Magdeburg. In the first 36 issues he was named as editor in the
imprint. He loved his fatherland very strong. And he published a lot
of articles.


About 1933 he got syndic of the Reichsvertretung der Deutschen Juden

He visited complete Germany and informed the jewish communities about
the possibilities how the Reichsvereinigung could help them. In 1935
for example the police in Munich banned Dr.FELIX HEIMANN as speaker.


He worked for the Reichsvereinigung until his deportion on 2nd April
1942. He came to Warsaw or Trawniki. His life probably ended in
Treblinka.


In 1962 one of the most importand german historians published some
police records in the still important journal Vierteljahreshefte zur
Zeitgeschichte. Also the one >from 1935 with the ban of FELIX HEIMANN
as speaker. In the footnote he wrote: =E2=80=9EDr. Felix Heimann war nach d=
em
ersten Weltkrieg f=C3=BCr den CV t=C3=A4tig und machte sich nach 1933 als W=
erber
f=C3=BCr den Zentralausschu=C3=9F f=C3=BCr Hilfe und Aufbau einem Namen. Er=
ist in
Deutschland umgekommen, nachdem er alle Auswanderungsm=C3=B6glichkeiten
ausgeschlagen hatte, was auf der Linie seiner 1935 vertretenen
Auffassungen lag.=E2=80=9C


To say it in other words. Dr. Felix Heimann showed thousands of Jews
how to leave Germany. For himself he did not take any help."

-- THANKS
--=20
Kathy

0418 230073


Southern California Genealogical Jamboree Live Streaming #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The Southern California Genealogical Jamboree is meeting June 5-7 with a
special DNA day on June 4. Anyone, worldwide may register to participate.
Each year they provide free live streaming for several of their
presentations. The free live streaming is due to Ancestry.com their diamond
sponsor whose funding is providing 14 hours of live free streaming.
Handouts will be available with each session. They also have paid
streaming. Scroll down to the bottom of this email for the pay DNA Day live
streaming.

Free Live Streaming
You must register in advance to participate in the live streaming. To
register go to:
http://streaming.webcastandbeyond.com/scgs/slpw/jamboree_registration.php
[or http://tinyurl.com/mgt4z4h - MODERATOR]

If you can't watch a session in real time as it is being live-streamed, you
will be able to watch it at your convenience before July 5, 2015, >from the
special Jamboree archive. DNA live-streamed sessions will not be available
for purchase on DVD, nor will they be accessible in the SCGS website
archive. Session descriptions, speaker bios, suggested experience levels
and schedule details are provided on the registration site
http://streaming.webcastandbeyond.com/scgs/slpw/jamboree_registration.php
[or http://tinyurl.com/mgt4z4h - MODERATOR]

and will soon be posted on the Jamboree website ( http://scgsgenealogy.com/ )
It's not posted as of this notice!

To read their blog notice go to: http://genealogyjamboree.blogspot.com/

This is the list of free live streaming sessions:

Friday, June 5

FR007: Be Prepared with a Genealogy Disaster Plan - Denise May Levenick.
FR018: Five Tips for Successful Research in a New Location - J. H."Jay"
Fonkert, CG.
FR019: Genetic Genealogy and the Next Generation - Blaine T. Bettinger, PhD,
JD and Paul Woodbury.
FR032: Finding and Utilizing German Church Records - Dr. Michael D. Lacopo.

Saturday, June 6

SA007: Google Tools and Procedures for Solving Family History Mysteries -
Lisa Louise Cooke.
SA014: Tho' They Were Poor, They May Have Been Rich in Records - Paula
Stuart-Warren, CG, FMGS, FUGA.
SA021: No Easy Button: Using Immersion Genealogy to Understand Your
Ancestors - Lisa A. Alzo, MFA.
SA033: Plotting, Scheming and Mapping Online - Cyndi Ingle.
SA035: Midwestern and Plains States Level Census Records - Paula
Stuart-Warren, CG, FMGS, FUGA.
SA047: Update: Google! Everything New that You Need to Know for Genealogy -
Lisa Louise Cooke.

Sunday, June 7

SU005: Family History Adhesive: Science and Simple Tech 4 Binding Families -
Janet Hovorka, MLIS.
SU015: The Hidden Web: Digging Deeper - Cyndi Ingle.
SU022: Who, What, When, Where? Using Journalism Techniques to Write Your
Story - Anita Paul.
SU030: Get to Know Your Geezers - Matthew Hovorka.

You won't be bored between sessions. Videos featuring Ancestry's crackerjack
training team, Crista Cowan, Juliana Szucs and Ann Mitchell, will run during
Jamboree breaks and lunches.

For the first time the Southern California Genealogical Jamboree is offering
a Jewish Genealogy track on Sunday June 7 but those sessions are not being
offered as part of the free live streaming.

Paid DNA Day Live Streaming

Registration is now open for live streaming of six DNA Day Plus sessions.
The sessions are available on a pay-per-view basis; watch one or two
presentations for $20 each, or purchase the entire day of six sessions for
just $99.
Speakers for the live-streamed sessions include the cream of the DNA crop:
Angie Bush; Blaine Bettinger, PhD, JD; Tim Janzen MD; Kitty Munson Cooper;
CeCe Moore; and Judy G. Russell, JD, CG, CGL.

If you can't watch the DNA conference real time on June 4th, you will be
able to watch it at your convenience any time before July 5, 2015.

To register for the 6 program package or individual sessions go to:
http://streaming.webcastandbeyond.com/scgs/dna/

Access to the live streaming sessions is provided for use by individuals
only. Sharing the content with others is not permitted and conflicts with
copyright provisions.

I have no affiliation with the Southern California Genealogical Jamboree
other than as a long-term attendee, and am posting this solely for the
information of the reader.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Southern California Genealogical Jamboree Live Streaming #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The Southern California Genealogical Jamboree is meeting June 5-7 with a
special DNA day on June 4. Anyone, worldwide may register to participate.
Each year they provide free live streaming for several of their
presentations. The free live streaming is due to Ancestry.com their diamond
sponsor whose funding is providing 14 hours of live free streaming.
Handouts will be available with each session. They also have paid
streaming. Scroll down to the bottom of this email for the pay DNA Day live
streaming.

Free Live Streaming
You must register in advance to participate in the live streaming. To
register go to:
http://streaming.webcastandbeyond.com/scgs/slpw/jamboree_registration.php
[or http://tinyurl.com/mgt4z4h - MODERATOR]

If you can't watch a session in real time as it is being live-streamed, you
will be able to watch it at your convenience before July 5, 2015, >from the
special Jamboree archive. DNA live-streamed sessions will not be available
for purchase on DVD, nor will they be accessible in the SCGS website
archive. Session descriptions, speaker bios, suggested experience levels
and schedule details are provided on the registration site
http://streaming.webcastandbeyond.com/scgs/slpw/jamboree_registration.php
[or http://tinyurl.com/mgt4z4h - MODERATOR]

and will soon be posted on the Jamboree website ( http://scgsgenealogy.com/ )
It's not posted as of this notice!

To read their blog notice go to: http://genealogyjamboree.blogspot.com/

This is the list of free live streaming sessions:

Friday, June 5

FR007: Be Prepared with a Genealogy Disaster Plan - Denise May Levenick.
FR018: Five Tips for Successful Research in a New Location - J. H."Jay"
Fonkert, CG.
FR019: Genetic Genealogy and the Next Generation - Blaine T. Bettinger, PhD,
JD and Paul Woodbury.
FR032: Finding and Utilizing German Church Records - Dr. Michael D. Lacopo.

Saturday, June 6

SA007: Google Tools and Procedures for Solving Family History Mysteries -
Lisa Louise Cooke.
SA014: Tho' They Were Poor, They May Have Been Rich in Records - Paula
Stuart-Warren, CG, FMGS, FUGA.
SA021: No Easy Button: Using Immersion Genealogy to Understand Your
Ancestors - Lisa A. Alzo, MFA.
SA033: Plotting, Scheming and Mapping Online - Cyndi Ingle.
SA035: Midwestern and Plains States Level Census Records - Paula
Stuart-Warren, CG, FMGS, FUGA.
SA047: Update: Google! Everything New that You Need to Know for Genealogy -
Lisa Louise Cooke.

Sunday, June 7

SU005: Family History Adhesive: Science and Simple Tech 4 Binding Families -
Janet Hovorka, MLIS.
SU015: The Hidden Web: Digging Deeper - Cyndi Ingle.
SU022: Who, What, When, Where? Using Journalism Techniques to Write Your
Story - Anita Paul.
SU030: Get to Know Your Geezers - Matthew Hovorka.

You won't be bored between sessions. Videos featuring Ancestry's crackerjack
training team, Crista Cowan, Juliana Szucs and Ann Mitchell, will run during
Jamboree breaks and lunches.

For the first time the Southern California Genealogical Jamboree is offering
a Jewish Genealogy track on Sunday June 7 but those sessions are not being
offered as part of the free live streaming.

Paid DNA Day Live Streaming

Registration is now open for live streaming of six DNA Day Plus sessions.
The sessions are available on a pay-per-view basis; watch one or two
presentations for $20 each, or purchase the entire day of six sessions for
just $99.
Speakers for the live-streamed sessions include the cream of the DNA crop:
Angie Bush; Blaine Bettinger, PhD, JD; Tim Janzen MD; Kitty Munson Cooper;
CeCe Moore; and Judy G. Russell, JD, CG, CGL.

If you can't watch the DNA conference real time on June 4th, you will be
able to watch it at your convenience any time before July 5, 2015.

To register for the 6 program package or individual sessions go to:
http://streaming.webcastandbeyond.com/scgs/dna/

Access to the live streaming sessions is provided for use by individuals
only. Sharing the content with others is not permitted and conflicts with
copyright provisions.

I have no affiliation with the Southern California Genealogical Jamboree
other than as a long-term attendee, and am posting this solely for the
information of the reader.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


German WWI Record? #general

WALTER ELIAS
 

Searching for WWI record of Isidor ELIAS born 1871 in Kirburg
Germany, lived in Hachenburg and served in Romania. Any help
appreciated.

Walter S. Elias
St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA

MODERATOR: Any data specific to Isidor should be sent privately to
Walter. Tips on information sources or research techniques may be
shared with the group.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen German WWI Record? #general

WALTER ELIAS
 

Searching for WWI record of Isidor ELIAS born 1871 in Kirburg
Germany, lived in Hachenburg and served in Romania. Any help
appreciated.

Walter S. Elias
St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA

MODERATOR: Any data specific to Isidor should be sent privately to
Walter. Tips on information sources or research techniques may be
shared with the group.


New Cadastral Maps for Jagielnica & Sliwnica X 2 #general

Pamela Weisberger
 

Three new maps have been added to Gesher Galicia's Cadastral Map Room:
one for Jagielnica and one each for two different towns with the same
name of Sliwnica:

http://maps.geshergalicia.org/cadastral/jagielnica-yahilnytsya-1861/

Jagielnica Cadastral Map 1861

Full-color cadastral map of the village of Jagielnica (Yahilnytsya,
Yagelnitsa, Yagelnitza) near Czortkow, originally surveyed in 1827,
then updated and lithographed in 1861. Land parcels and houses are all
clearly numbered. Details included in the map are a well-developed
market square, Roman Catholic and Greek Catholic churches, a large
Catholic cemetery, and an unusual number of small Catholic road and
way markers. At the time this map was made, the village Jewish
community had four parcels listed in the property registers, including
two adjacent plots perhaps intended for a cemetery.

Sliwnica Cadastral Map 1852 (Sanok Kreis)

http://maps.geshergalicia.org/cadastral/sliwnica-1852/

A complete, full-color cadastral map of the entire village of Sliwnica
(Sliwnica) near Nienadowa at the border of three Galician kreise,
surveyed and lithographed in 1852. All buildings and land parcels are
clearly numbered. Extensive redline manuscript revisions show changes
intended for a later update. The village has no marked center; the map
shows the development of farmlands and orchards along several small
and large waterways, plus two large granaries (one with a mill), and
an inn placed strategically at the three-way administrative border.

Sliwnica Cadastral Map 1853 (Sambor Kreis)

http://maps.geshergalicia.org/cadastral/sliwnica-slyvnytsya-1853/

A complete, full-color cadastral map of the entire small village of
Sliwnica (Slyvnytsya, Sliwnica) near Chyrow, surveyed and lithographed
in 1853. All buildings and land parcels are clearly numbered. Less
than 50 small houses and farm structures, all wooden, dot the
landscape among fruit and vegetable gardens on both sides of the large
town creek, and other smaller brooks feed farmlands and pastures
further out.

It's important to note that many Galician towns had identical or
similar names which often changed over time. To make sure you know
your correct ancestral shtetl or village, you should always confirm
the kreis, administrative district (if you know what these were during
the years your relatives lived there) or note the neighboring areas or
villages (even better, the exact coordinates) so you don't end up
researching the incorrect place.

Consulting Gesher Galicia's Galician Town Locator here:
http://www.geshergalicia.org/galician-town-locator/

- will help you see other towns with similar names and make the
correct distinction as can reviewing gazetteers for Galicia and
JewishGen's Jewish Communities Database. Thanks are due to our
digital cartography coordinator, Jay Osborn, for his continuing
excellent work on our map collection!

Pamela Weisberger
President, Gesher Galicia


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen New Cadastral Maps for Jagielnica & Sliwnica X 2 #general

Pamela Weisberger
 

Three new maps have been added to Gesher Galicia's Cadastral Map Room:
one for Jagielnica and one each for two different towns with the same
name of Sliwnica:

http://maps.geshergalicia.org/cadastral/jagielnica-yahilnytsya-1861/

Jagielnica Cadastral Map 1861

Full-color cadastral map of the village of Jagielnica (Yahilnytsya,
Yagelnitsa, Yagelnitza) near Czortkow, originally surveyed in 1827,
then updated and lithographed in 1861. Land parcels and houses are all
clearly numbered. Details included in the map are a well-developed
market square, Roman Catholic and Greek Catholic churches, a large
Catholic cemetery, and an unusual number of small Catholic road and
way markers. At the time this map was made, the village Jewish
community had four parcels listed in the property registers, including
two adjacent plots perhaps intended for a cemetery.

Sliwnica Cadastral Map 1852 (Sanok Kreis)

http://maps.geshergalicia.org/cadastral/sliwnica-1852/

A complete, full-color cadastral map of the entire village of Sliwnica
(Sliwnica) near Nienadowa at the border of three Galician kreise,
surveyed and lithographed in 1852. All buildings and land parcels are
clearly numbered. Extensive redline manuscript revisions show changes
intended for a later update. The village has no marked center; the map
shows the development of farmlands and orchards along several small
and large waterways, plus two large granaries (one with a mill), and
an inn placed strategically at the three-way administrative border.

Sliwnica Cadastral Map 1853 (Sambor Kreis)

http://maps.geshergalicia.org/cadastral/sliwnica-slyvnytsya-1853/

A complete, full-color cadastral map of the entire small village of
Sliwnica (Slyvnytsya, Sliwnica) near Chyrow, surveyed and lithographed
in 1853. All buildings and land parcels are clearly numbered. Less
than 50 small houses and farm structures, all wooden, dot the
landscape among fruit and vegetable gardens on both sides of the large
town creek, and other smaller brooks feed farmlands and pastures
further out.

It's important to note that many Galician towns had identical or
similar names which often changed over time. To make sure you know
your correct ancestral shtetl or village, you should always confirm
the kreis, administrative district (if you know what these were during
the years your relatives lived there) or note the neighboring areas or
villages (even better, the exact coordinates) so you don't end up
researching the incorrect place.

Consulting Gesher Galicia's Galician Town Locator here:
http://www.geshergalicia.org/galician-town-locator/

- will help you see other towns with similar names and make the
correct distinction as can reviewing gazetteers for Galicia and
JewishGen's Jewish Communities Database. Thanks are due to our
digital cartography coordinator, Jay Osborn, for his continuing
excellent work on our map collection!

Pamela Weisberger
President, Gesher Galicia


Re: Cattlemen aboard ship? #general

Susan&David
 

After the Civil War cattle raising boomed in the American West. Europe
became a lucrative market for beef. Before the widespread use of
refrigeration live cattle had to be transported to Atlantic ports and
then shipped to Europe. Cattlemen had to accompany the herds. After
delivering their cargo the cattlemen returned to the U.S. on passenger
ships.

If you go to the website of the Immigrant Ships Transcribers Guild
(ISTG) and do an ISTG search for "Cattlemen" you will see many examples.

David Rosen
Boston, MA

On 5/24/2015 2:53 PM, JoAnne Sills Lamm Jolamm@aol.com wrote:
My grandmother immigrated to America aboard the Lake Ontario which left
Liverpool for St John, New Brunswick on March 27, 1897.

The last page of the ship's manifest shows a list of first initials, last
names, and ages labeled "List of Cattlemen per Lake Ontario".

Does anyone know why this ship would have carry cattlemen as well as
immigrants?


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Cattlemen aboard ship? #general

Susan&David
 

After the Civil War cattle raising boomed in the American West. Europe
became a lucrative market for beef. Before the widespread use of
refrigeration live cattle had to be transported to Atlantic ports and
then shipped to Europe. Cattlemen had to accompany the herds. After
delivering their cargo the cattlemen returned to the U.S. on passenger
ships.

If you go to the website of the Immigrant Ships Transcribers Guild
(ISTG) and do an ISTG search for "Cattlemen" you will see many examples.

David Rosen
Boston, MA

On 5/24/2015 2:53 PM, JoAnne Sills Lamm Jolamm@aol.com wrote:
My grandmother immigrated to America aboard the Lake Ontario which left
Liverpool for St John, New Brunswick on March 27, 1897.

The last page of the ship's manifest shows a list of first initials, last
names, and ages labeled "List of Cattlemen per Lake Ontario".

Does anyone know why this ship would have carry cattlemen as well as
immigrants?

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