Date   

assistance at Zentralfriedhof Vienna #austria-czech

Milton Koch
 

My wife and I just returned >from a trip to Vienna. We went to the
cemetery to visit my grandfather's, great-grandfather's and great
grandmother's grave sites.
We were assisted in our search- though we had grave locations already
from JOWBRR- by Chaim Tetruashvili. He had been mentioned in a previous
post as a person who is in the office and available to assist in grave
site searches. I corresponded with him in advance.
He was available for us, reviewed my names and the locations in his
database. Then he walked with us, through this huge cemetery, to all of
our family sites. He even went with us to an older section, which is
very poorly marked-Tor 1- to look for two more sites, and he was
successful as well.
Anyone who is planning a visit should definitely communicate with him.
He is eager to be of help and feels very good about
his ability to assist people in visiting their family grave sites. He is
an asset to those of us looking for our families.
Milton Koch
Bethesda, MD, USA
BARBASCH-Vienna, Zalescyki, Pidvolochisk
KOCH-Vienna, Potok Zloty, Jagilenica


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech assistance at Zentralfriedhof Vienna #austria-czech

Milton Koch
 

My wife and I just returned >from a trip to Vienna. We went to the
cemetery to visit my grandfather's, great-grandfather's and great
grandmother's grave sites.
We were assisted in our search- though we had grave locations already
from JOWBRR- by Chaim Tetruashvili. He had been mentioned in a previous
post as a person who is in the office and available to assist in grave
site searches. I corresponded with him in advance.
He was available for us, reviewed my names and the locations in his
database. Then he walked with us, through this huge cemetery, to all of
our family sites. He even went with us to an older section, which is
very poorly marked-Tor 1- to look for two more sites, and he was
successful as well.
Anyone who is planning a visit should definitely communicate with him.
He is eager to be of help and feels very good about
his ability to assist people in visiting their family grave sites. He is
an asset to those of us looking for our families.
Milton Koch
Bethesda, MD, USA
BARBASCH-Vienna, Zalescyki, Pidvolochisk
KOCH-Vienna, Potok Zloty, Jagilenica


Re: Kasniercy or Kasnierey?? #hungary

Alicia Weiss
 

Greetings,

A Sh'arit ha-pl'atah entry for one of my ancestors lists his birthplace as
Kasniercy. I have assumed this is an error in transcription or communication, as
I do not receive any hits on Google for such a place.

I have been under the impression he was born in Kaposmero, but perhaps I am
mistaken

An "Additional List of Buchenwald Survivors" notes his last known place as
Kasnierey, which I am also unable to identify. The only Google hits I get for this
spelling are other references to this record. Can anyone suggest the correct name
of a town in Hungary to which this might refer?

Thanks very much in advance,

Alicia Weiss

Researching WEISS/WEISz (Szecseny), KUNDLER (Kaposmero, Kaposvar, Gyongyos, Kisvarda, Budapest), POLLAK (Kaposmero, Csurgo) MAUTHNER/MAUTNER (Szecseny), PRESSMAN/PRESEISEN (Ukraine, Pennsylvania); GOLDFELD (Moldvoa), DUFAN/DUFINE (Moldova), HEMPLE/HEMPEL (Poland)


Hungary SIG #Hungary Re: Kasniercy or Kasnierey?? #hungary

Alicia Weiss
 

Greetings,

A Sh'arit ha-pl'atah entry for one of my ancestors lists his birthplace as
Kasniercy. I have assumed this is an error in transcription or communication, as
I do not receive any hits on Google for such a place.

I have been under the impression he was born in Kaposmero, but perhaps I am
mistaken

An "Additional List of Buchenwald Survivors" notes his last known place as
Kasnierey, which I am also unable to identify. The only Google hits I get for this
spelling are other references to this record. Can anyone suggest the correct name
of a town in Hungary to which this might refer?

Thanks very much in advance,

Alicia Weiss

Researching WEISS/WEISz (Szecseny), KUNDLER (Kaposmero, Kaposvar, Gyongyos, Kisvarda, Budapest), POLLAK (Kaposmero, Csurgo) MAUTHNER/MAUTNER (Szecseny), PRESSMAN/PRESEISEN (Ukraine, Pennsylvania); GOLDFELD (Moldvoa), DUFAN/DUFINE (Moldova), HEMPLE/HEMPEL (Poland)


Vienna to Budapest in 1938 - records? #hungary

tompa@...
 

Many Hungarian Jews were deported to Hungary soon after Austria's
Anschluss by Germany in March 1938. This was the case for my father
and his brother and parents in 1938. Being Hungarian, it wasn't a
matter of choosing where to flee: they weren't given a choice of where
to be deported. In the case of my father and his brother, they were
arrested, escorted on a train to the Hungarian border at Sopron by
police, and told to cross the border and never return.

Martin Tompa
Seattle, WA, USA


---------- Forwarded message ----------

Subject: Vienna to Budapest in 1938 - records?
From: joelonstein@hotmail.com
Date: Wed, 15 Jun 2016 02:32:22 +0000
X-Message-Number: 1

Dear SIG members,

Two family members with Hungarian roots left their long-time home of
Vienna for Budapest in late 1938. Both later died in Budapest (one in
early 1939 soon after arriving, the other in the ghetto in 1945).
I've seen their death records in the civil registration books on the
LDS website, which included the names of their parents, age at death,
and last home addresses in Budapest. What, if any, other records in
Budapest might I find for them? Was there anything like Viennese
Meldezettel in Budapest at that time? Would they have had to fill out
any civil forms in Budapest or register with the local Jewish
Community after they arrived in 1938? Were there full death
certificates issued that might have more information than what's in
the civil registration books on the LDS films? I'm most interested in
their birthplaces, if there were relatives in Budapest (which
compelled them to go there), and next of kin at the time of death.
I'm also curious - was it common for Jews in Vienna to flee for
Budapest in 1938?

Thanks for any suggestions,

Joe Lonstein
East Lansing, Michigan, USA
joelonstein@hotmail.com


Hungary SIG #Hungary Vienna to Budapest in 1938 - records? #hungary

tompa@...
 

Many Hungarian Jews were deported to Hungary soon after Austria's
Anschluss by Germany in March 1938. This was the case for my father
and his brother and parents in 1938. Being Hungarian, it wasn't a
matter of choosing where to flee: they weren't given a choice of where
to be deported. In the case of my father and his brother, they were
arrested, escorted on a train to the Hungarian border at Sopron by
police, and told to cross the border and never return.

Martin Tompa
Seattle, WA, USA


---------- Forwarded message ----------

Subject: Vienna to Budapest in 1938 - records?
From: joelonstein@hotmail.com
Date: Wed, 15 Jun 2016 02:32:22 +0000
X-Message-Number: 1

Dear SIG members,

Two family members with Hungarian roots left their long-time home of
Vienna for Budapest in late 1938. Both later died in Budapest (one in
early 1939 soon after arriving, the other in the ghetto in 1945).
I've seen their death records in the civil registration books on the
LDS website, which included the names of their parents, age at death,
and last home addresses in Budapest. What, if any, other records in
Budapest might I find for them? Was there anything like Viennese
Meldezettel in Budapest at that time? Would they have had to fill out
any civil forms in Budapest or register with the local Jewish
Community after they arrived in 1938? Were there full death
certificates issued that might have more information than what's in
the civil registration books on the LDS films? I'm most interested in
their birthplaces, if there were relatives in Budapest (which
compelled them to go there), and next of kin at the time of death.
I'm also curious - was it common for Jews in Vienna to flee for
Budapest in 1938?

Thanks for any suggestions,

Joe Lonstein
East Lansing, Michigan, USA
joelonstein@hotmail.com


Seattle Conference! #france

Rosanne Leeson
 

Dear fellow FrenchSIGgers,

The Seattle Conference in only a month away. To date there has been
only one response to my earlier message asking for feedback on how many
of you are planning to attend.

We now have 895 members. I find this lack of response appalling!
Hopefully some of you have now decided to come, so I am posting this
note to once again ask for your feedback. A SIG meeting is scheduled
for Tuesday morning. We would like to display a recent project created
by one of our members, and find others who would be willing to work to
create more such. Thanks to our Cemetery Coordinator, Eric Feinstein
many thousands of French burial records have been added to JOWBR. But,
there is so much more that can be done to help all of those who are
researching family >from France, Belgium, Luxembourg, etc.

In addition, Pierre and I have been Coordinating this SIG since its
inception - nearly 20 years! We are now in our 80's and would very much
like to turn over the jobs to younger members. We would remain as
Emeritus, for perhaps a year, to train our successors. One person in
France has spoken up , but more help than that is needed if this is to
remain a viable SIG. The only alternative is for this SIG to become
inactive, which would be a very sad matter, as judging by the messages
sent, so many need/wish for help in our areas.

If you have used the resources of the FrenchSIG , and would like to see
it continue and grow, please do let us hear >from you! Come to Seattle
and come to our SIG meeting!

We hope to hear >from you soon!
Rosanne Leeson
Pierre Hahn
FrenchSIG Co-Coordinators


French SIG #France Seattle Conference! #france

Rosanne Leeson
 

Dear fellow FrenchSIGgers,

The Seattle Conference in only a month away. To date there has been
only one response to my earlier message asking for feedback on how many
of you are planning to attend.

We now have 895 members. I find this lack of response appalling!
Hopefully some of you have now decided to come, so I am posting this
note to once again ask for your feedback. A SIG meeting is scheduled
for Tuesday morning. We would like to display a recent project created
by one of our members, and find others who would be willing to work to
create more such. Thanks to our Cemetery Coordinator, Eric Feinstein
many thousands of French burial records have been added to JOWBR. But,
there is so much more that can be done to help all of those who are
researching family >from France, Belgium, Luxembourg, etc.

In addition, Pierre and I have been Coordinating this SIG since its
inception - nearly 20 years! We are now in our 80's and would very much
like to turn over the jobs to younger members. We would remain as
Emeritus, for perhaps a year, to train our successors. One person in
France has spoken up , but more help than that is needed if this is to
remain a viable SIG. The only alternative is for this SIG to become
inactive, which would be a very sad matter, as judging by the messages
sent, so many need/wish for help in our areas.

If you have used the resources of the FrenchSIG , and would like to see
it continue and grow, please do let us hear >from you! Come to Seattle
and come to our SIG meeting!

We hope to hear >from you soon!
Rosanne Leeson
Pierre Hahn
FrenchSIG Co-Coordinators


Fw: Intro - Researching WEIL family from Alsace, probably Strasbourg #germany

Kate Weil
 

Hello GerSig,
I just joined the group. I have been doing genealogy research for 1.5 years.
I consider myself to be an advanced beginner in doing German Jewish
Genealogy research. I live in New York City. My native language is English
and I also know French and Italian. I consider myself intermediate in using
a computer. My experience in using the Internet is extensive.

I have identified the names and birth and death dates of all 4 of my
grandparents, all 8 of my great grandparents but only 6 of my great
great grandparents. (I do have all the names of my great great grandparents.)

My primary research goals now are to find out:
Did my great grandfather Leon Weil, a butcher supposedly >from Strasbourg
who emigrated in 1866 at age 18, have any siblings, and where did he
and his parents (Solomon Weil and Fannie Stern Weil) come from?
(All censuses and certificates say "France")

My JGFF Researcher ID number is 692395.

The family names and ancestral towns that I have entered in the JGFF
(JewishGen Family Finder) are:

WEIL >from Strasbourg, France, to NYC in 1866, butcher, settled first
in Brooklyn.

Kate Weil, New York, NY kweil@att.net

Moderator Note:
Welcome to GerSIG, Kate. You should also join FrenchSIG and post your
message there. Many GerSIG members including two of our co-founders
have WEIL ancestors >from the same area. Use the archive search feature
to learn about them and their work. WEIL is a very common name. Your
archive search should use both the name and some other word to limit the
search results.
A GerSIG member created two Kehila Links (Jewish Community web pages) pages
for towns with many WEIL families. You should find helpful links at::
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Altdorf/
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Schmieheim/


German SIG #Germany Fw: Intro - Researching WEIL family from Alsace, probably Strasbourg #germany

Kate Weil
 

Hello GerSig,
I just joined the group. I have been doing genealogy research for 1.5 years.
I consider myself to be an advanced beginner in doing German Jewish
Genealogy research. I live in New York City. My native language is English
and I also know French and Italian. I consider myself intermediate in using
a computer. My experience in using the Internet is extensive.

I have identified the names and birth and death dates of all 4 of my
grandparents, all 8 of my great grandparents but only 6 of my great
great grandparents. (I do have all the names of my great great grandparents.)

My primary research goals now are to find out:
Did my great grandfather Leon Weil, a butcher supposedly >from Strasbourg
who emigrated in 1866 at age 18, have any siblings, and where did he
and his parents (Solomon Weil and Fannie Stern Weil) come from?
(All censuses and certificates say "France")

My JGFF Researcher ID number is 692395.

The family names and ancestral towns that I have entered in the JGFF
(JewishGen Family Finder) are:

WEIL >from Strasbourg, France, to NYC in 1866, butcher, settled first
in Brooklyn.

Kate Weil, New York, NY kweil@att.net

Moderator Note:
Welcome to GerSIG, Kate. You should also join FrenchSIG and post your
message there. Many GerSIG members including two of our co-founders
have WEIL ancestors >from the same area. Use the archive search feature
to learn about them and their work. WEIL is a very common name. Your
archive search should use both the name and some other word to limit the
search results.
A GerSIG member created two Kehila Links (Jewish Community web pages) pages
for towns with many WEIL families. You should find helpful links at::
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Altdorf/
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Schmieheim/


Re: (Lithuania) Tunnel By Which 80 People Escaped Ponar Found #lithuania

Harvey Kabaker
 

Thanks to Jan for noting this article.

This site is "ground zero for the Holocaust," lead researcher Richard
Freund tells the New York Times. “For the first time we have systematic
murder being done by the Nazis and their assistants.” Dr. Freund, please
meet Patrick Desbois and Yahad In Unum. Nicholas St. Fleur, New York
Times writer, please take note.

--
Harvey Kabaker
Silver Spring, MD
Researching CUTLER, KOTLARSKY, SHAEFFER in Bila Tserkva;
KABAKER, OKUN, BERLUNSKY in Seirijai;
WEINHOUSE, MILLER in Edinet.



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Subject: (Lithuania) Tunnel By Which 80 People Escaped Ponar Found
From: "Jan Meisels Allen" <janmallen@att.net>
Date: Wed, 29 Jun 2016 23:18:08 -0700
X-Message-Number: 1

A tunnel was discovered that was dug by hand by 80 Jews as they tried to
escape Ponar (today called Paneriai), a Nazi extermination site for Vilnius
Jews, where bodies were dumped into pits and buried. The researchers found
the tunnel below the surface of the ground between 5-9 feet by using radar
and radio waves. Because this team of researchers were able to trace the
tunnel >from entrance to exit it provides support to survivor accounts of
the effort to escape the pit.

To read more see: http://tinyurl.com/z4nxzlv

Original url:
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/29/science/holocaust-ponar-tunnel-
lithuania.html

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee
MODERATOR'S NOTE: Fr. Patrick Desbois and his organization, Yahad
in Unum have been uncovering mass graves in Ukraine, Belarus and
other countries.


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Re: (Lithuania) Tunnel By Which 80 People Escaped Ponar Found #lithuania

Harvey Kabaker
 

Thanks to Jan for noting this article.

This site is "ground zero for the Holocaust," lead researcher Richard
Freund tells the New York Times. “For the first time we have systematic
murder being done by the Nazis and their assistants.” Dr. Freund, please
meet Patrick Desbois and Yahad In Unum. Nicholas St. Fleur, New York
Times writer, please take note.

--
Harvey Kabaker
Silver Spring, MD
Researching CUTLER, KOTLARSKY, SHAEFFER in Bila Tserkva;
KABAKER, OKUN, BERLUNSKY in Seirijai;
WEINHOUSE, MILLER in Edinet.



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Subject: (Lithuania) Tunnel By Which 80 People Escaped Ponar Found
From: "Jan Meisels Allen" <janmallen@att.net>
Date: Wed, 29 Jun 2016 23:18:08 -0700
X-Message-Number: 1

A tunnel was discovered that was dug by hand by 80 Jews as they tried to
escape Ponar (today called Paneriai), a Nazi extermination site for Vilnius
Jews, where bodies were dumped into pits and buried. The researchers found
the tunnel below the surface of the ground between 5-9 feet by using radar
and radio waves. Because this team of researchers were able to trace the
tunnel >from entrance to exit it provides support to survivor accounts of
the effort to escape the pit.

To read more see: http://tinyurl.com/z4nxzlv

Original url:
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/29/science/holocaust-ponar-tunnel-
lithuania.html

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee
MODERATOR'S NOTE: Fr. Patrick Desbois and his organization, Yahad
in Unum have been uncovering mass graves in Ukraine, Belarus and
other countries.


Site cite for accessing archival documents of Bydgoszczy and Torun (was part of Prussia) #poland

Tamar Amit <ta.genealogy@...>
 

Hi All,

I recently wrote to the Bydgoszcz archive regarding accessing online
two of their collections (Tuchola & Lubiewo).

They replied within a few days with the following site which I believe
would be very useful for many of you:
https://www.genealogiawarchiwach.pl/

You can press the English flag on top to have the basics translated.

The site holds partial scanned collections >from the following archives:
* Archiwum Panstwowe w Bydgoszczy
* Archiwum Panstwowe w Bydgoszczy Oddzial w Inowroclawiu
* Archiwum Panstwowe w Toruniu
* Archiwum Panstwowe w Toruniu Oddzial we Wloclawku

The years available (for what I searched) are 1874-1911. Not all years
are available online and sometimes there is a partial ledger / index.
The documents are in Polish or German (depending on dates and specific
ledger) and are mostly very legible.

It does help to know a few words in Polish to navigate the site better.
(I don't speak German or Polish) but managed quite well with knowing
basic words such as births, deaths etc. as well as the basic structure
of each document)

There are at least 2 general ways to search the site:
1) Using the top search bar (default or advanced modes)
or
2) Filtering (more or less) via the left panel after executing any
sort of query. The elements chosen and filtered by are shown near the
top and you can remove any of them by clicking the relevant "x".

Please note that you can search by names but the results would only be
retrieved for the parts of the collections that were already
transcribed (and would therefor be only partial).

A possible way to search is via location (without names) - just by
looking page by page (sometimes with the help of an old existing
scanned index) through the various files, you can find genealogical
treasures.

I did :)
I managed to break down several brick walls and add 2 more generations
to a very stubborn branch of my tree !

Happy hunting
Tamar Amit
ISRAEL
JewishGen ID #: 14962
Researching: BECKER, BERNSTEIN, COHN/KOHN, LEVY (all variants),
LOEFFLER >from the Tuchola area


JRI Poland #Poland Site cite for accessing archival documents of Bydgoszczy and Torun (was part of Prussia) #poland

Tamar Amit <ta.genealogy@...>
 

Hi All,

I recently wrote to the Bydgoszcz archive regarding accessing online
two of their collections (Tuchola & Lubiewo).

They replied within a few days with the following site which I believe
would be very useful for many of you:
https://www.genealogiawarchiwach.pl/

You can press the English flag on top to have the basics translated.

The site holds partial scanned collections >from the following archives:
* Archiwum Panstwowe w Bydgoszczy
* Archiwum Panstwowe w Bydgoszczy Oddzial w Inowroclawiu
* Archiwum Panstwowe w Toruniu
* Archiwum Panstwowe w Toruniu Oddzial we Wloclawku

The years available (for what I searched) are 1874-1911. Not all years
are available online and sometimes there is a partial ledger / index.
The documents are in Polish or German (depending on dates and specific
ledger) and are mostly very legible.

It does help to know a few words in Polish to navigate the site better.
(I don't speak German or Polish) but managed quite well with knowing
basic words such as births, deaths etc. as well as the basic structure
of each document)

There are at least 2 general ways to search the site:
1) Using the top search bar (default or advanced modes)
or
2) Filtering (more or less) via the left panel after executing any
sort of query. The elements chosen and filtered by are shown near the
top and you can remove any of them by clicking the relevant "x".

Please note that you can search by names but the results would only be
retrieved for the parts of the collections that were already
transcribed (and would therefor be only partial).

A possible way to search is via location (without names) - just by
looking page by page (sometimes with the help of an old existing
scanned index) through the various files, you can find genealogical
treasures.

I did :)
I managed to break down several brick walls and add 2 more generations
to a very stubborn branch of my tree !

Happy hunting
Tamar Amit
ISRAEL
JewishGen ID #: 14962
Researching: BECKER, BERNSTEIN, COHN/KOHN, LEVY (all variants),
LOEFFLER >from the Tuchola area


Dubienka, Lublin Poland Research Update #poland

RobinnM@...
 

Dear Friends:

If you have a research interest in Dubienka, a town in the Lublin region,
and you have not been in contact with me recently, please write me and ask
me "what's new" for Dubienka.

We've got a lot of action suddenly going on for this town's records that
I'm excited to share with you. So please contact me privately to learn more.

Very best,

Robinn Magid
Berkeley California
Lublin Archives Project Coordinator
Jewish Records Indexing - Poland

RobinnM@aol.com


JRI Poland #Poland Dubienka, Lublin Poland Research Update #poland

RobinnM@...
 

Dear Friends:

If you have a research interest in Dubienka, a town in the Lublin region,
and you have not been in contact with me recently, please write me and ask
me "what's new" for Dubienka.

We've got a lot of action suddenly going on for this town's records that
I'm excited to share with you. So please contact me privately to learn more.

Very best,

Robinn Magid
Berkeley California
Lublin Archives Project Coordinator
Jewish Records Indexing - Poland

RobinnM@aol.com


Re: Finding Historical Maps #poland

Joy Kestenbaum
 

Sheryl Stahl asked about finding historical maps to include in her
KehilaLinks page for Wizajny, Poland. For starters, I can recommend
the following sites, which include such maps for northeastern Poland.

David Rumsey Historical Map Collection:
http://www.davidrumsey.com

FEEFHS Map Library
http://feefhs.org/maplibrary.html

Map Room of The Museum of Family History
http://www.museumoffamilyhistory.com/maproom-2.htm

Joy Kestenbaum
Vice President, Programming, JGS, Inc. (NY)
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/narewka/index.html

Narewka (FRYDMAN, POLOJKO), Bialystok (KANTOR), Slonim
(GUILAROFF/GUILAROFSKY) Krzywcza and Przemysl (KESTENBAUM, EISNER),
Korczyna (GOLDMAN, MARGULIES), Rymanow (KESTENBAUM), Bzrozow (ROSENMAN)


JRI Poland #Poland Re: Finding Historical Maps #poland

Joy Kestenbaum
 

Sheryl Stahl asked about finding historical maps to include in her
KehilaLinks page for Wizajny, Poland. For starters, I can recommend
the following sites, which include such maps for northeastern Poland.

David Rumsey Historical Map Collection:
http://www.davidrumsey.com

FEEFHS Map Library
http://feefhs.org/maplibrary.html

Map Room of The Museum of Family History
http://www.museumoffamilyhistory.com/maproom-2.htm

Joy Kestenbaum
Vice President, Programming, JGS, Inc. (NY)
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/narewka/index.html

Narewka (FRYDMAN, POLOJKO), Bialystok (KANTOR), Slonim
(GUILAROFF/GUILAROFSKY) Krzywcza and Przemysl (KESTENBAUM, EISNER),
Korczyna (GOLDMAN, MARGULIES), Rymanow (KESTENBAUM), Bzrozow (ROSENMAN)


Re: Musician union membership lists #yiddish

Bob Kosovsky
 

"Saralea" <saralea2@earthlink.net> asks:

I am looking for a violinist who would
have been on the east coast about 1900. Name is either Wolfe or Meier
( Meyer) Altman. Does anyone know if the musician's union has a
database of members
going back that far and if so, how to access it?

I strongly suspect that whatever database the American Federation of
Musicians has contains only current members -- and probably nothing from
the period before the database was set up (maybe 1980s?). There's no
benefit for them to include inactive members.

My search in Worldcat for directories >from that time revealed directories
for only the St. Louis chapter. I would search city directories.



Bob Kosovsky, Ph.D. -- Curator, Rare Books and Manuscripts,
Music Division, The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts
blog: http://www.nypl.org/blog/author/44 Twitter: @kos2
Listowner: OPERA-L ; SMT-ANNOUNCE ; SoundForge-users
--- My opinions do not necessarily represent those of my institutions --


Yiddish Theatre and Vadeville #YiddishTheatre Re: Musician union membership lists #yiddish

Bob Kosovsky
 

"Saralea" <saralea2@earthlink.net> asks:

I am looking for a violinist who would
have been on the east coast about 1900. Name is either Wolfe or Meier
( Meyer) Altman. Does anyone know if the musician's union has a
database of members
going back that far and if so, how to access it?

I strongly suspect that whatever database the American Federation of
Musicians has contains only current members -- and probably nothing from
the period before the database was set up (maybe 1980s?). There's no
benefit for them to include inactive members.

My search in Worldcat for directories >from that time revealed directories
for only the St. Louis chapter. I would search city directories.



Bob Kosovsky, Ph.D. -- Curator, Rare Books and Manuscripts,
Music Division, The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts
blog: http://www.nypl.org/blog/author/44 Twitter: @kos2
Listowner: OPERA-L ; SMT-ANNOUNCE ; SoundForge-users
--- My opinions do not necessarily represent those of my institutions --

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