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Vilnius District Research Group - files added #lithuania

Jill Anderson <jill.anderson@...>
 

I have just added a Draft List to our site, >from 1878, the Merchant
Draft List which consists of 1254 lines of information. There are still
over 40 of these lists to translate.

This is only one of the many valuable lists on our site. We have vital
records, revsion lists, tax lists etc. >from Vilnius itself and >from
towns in the Vilnius area. Please consider joining our group, so helping
us to translate more records >from the Lithuanian Archives. All records
are on Excel spreadsheets which can be downloaded to your computer and
sorted in various ways. If you contribute $100, you will have access to
our group's records for five years and you will have access to the new
records as they are translated. They will be put onto the All Lithuania
Database, which is free to access, about eighteen months after they are
translated.

Please see this link for further information:
https://www.litvaksig.org/district-research/


Jill Anderson
Coordinator for the Vilnius District Research Groups of LitvakSig


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Vilnius District Research Group - files added #lithuania

Jill Anderson <jill.anderson@...>
 

I have just added a Draft List to our site, >from 1878, the Merchant
Draft List which consists of 1254 lines of information. There are still
over 40 of these lists to translate.

This is only one of the many valuable lists on our site. We have vital
records, revsion lists, tax lists etc. >from Vilnius itself and >from
towns in the Vilnius area. Please consider joining our group, so helping
us to translate more records >from the Lithuanian Archives. All records
are on Excel spreadsheets which can be downloaded to your computer and
sorted in various ways. If you contribute $100, you will have access to
our group's records for five years and you will have access to the new
records as they are translated. They will be put onto the All Lithuania
Database, which is free to access, about eighteen months after they are
translated.

Please see this link for further information:
https://www.litvaksig.org/district-research/


Jill Anderson
Coordinator for the Vilnius District Research Groups of LitvakSig


Polish Translation Request #poland

Nomi Waksberg <nwaksberg@...>
 

I've posted a vital record in Polish for which I need a translation.
It is on ViewMate at the following address:

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM54663

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.

Thank you much.

Nomi Waksberg


JRI Poland #Poland Polish Translation Request #poland

Nomi Waksberg <nwaksberg@...>
 

I've posted a vital record in Polish for which I need a translation.
It is on ViewMate at the following address:

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM54663

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.

Thank you much.

Nomi Waksberg


Sheila Salo retires as JRI-Poland treasurer #poland

Stanley Diamond
 

Dear friends of JRI-Poland.

After more than 20 years of outstanding devoted service, our
treasurer Sheila Salo has decided to retire. As one of the
staunch backbones of the JRI-Poland team since the beginning,
Sheila has contributed to our success on many levels and has
been the welcoming link of our organization with the many
supporters with whom she has come into contact and given
loving attention on a daily basis.

On behalf of my colleagues on the JRI-Poland executive committee
and board and all of you who look to JRI-Poland as "your"
organization in the research of your roots in Poland, we extend to
Sheila a hearty Yasher Koach for the superb role she has played
over these two decades.

On a personal level, I must add that working closely with Sheila
has been a true pleasure. It is impossible to put into words the
feeling of comfort and confidence that has characterized our
relationship. I will truly miss that.

I also want to add a word of thanks to JRI-Poland co-founder
Steve Zedeck who first "discovered" Sheila and brought her on
board way back in our organization's infancy.

Finally, I want to welcome Dennis Gries of Sarasota, Florida
to the team as our new treasurer. Dennis' name and contacts
now appear on our website. Dennis will be more formally
introduced in the next few days.

Stanley Diamond
Executive Director
For the board of Jewish Records Indexing - Poland


JRI Poland #Poland Sheila Salo retires as JRI-Poland treasurer #poland

Stanley Diamond
 

Dear friends of JRI-Poland.

After more than 20 years of outstanding devoted service, our
treasurer Sheila Salo has decided to retire. As one of the
staunch backbones of the JRI-Poland team since the beginning,
Sheila has contributed to our success on many levels and has
been the welcoming link of our organization with the many
supporters with whom she has come into contact and given
loving attention on a daily basis.

On behalf of my colleagues on the JRI-Poland executive committee
and board and all of you who look to JRI-Poland as "your"
organization in the research of your roots in Poland, we extend to
Sheila a hearty Yasher Koach for the superb role she has played
over these two decades.

On a personal level, I must add that working closely with Sheila
has been a true pleasure. It is impossible to put into words the
feeling of comfort and confidence that has characterized our
relationship. I will truly miss that.

I also want to add a word of thanks to JRI-Poland co-founder
Steve Zedeck who first "discovered" Sheila and brought her on
board way back in our organization's infancy.

Finally, I want to welcome Dennis Gries of Sarasota, Florida
to the team as our new treasurer. Dennis' name and contacts
now appear on our website. Dennis will be more formally
introduced in the next few days.

Stanley Diamond
Executive Director
For the board of Jewish Records Indexing - Poland


Marriage between uncle and niece? #hungary

vdw_jonathan@...
 

Hello,

This question might seem strange but, during my family history research, I came across a marriage which intrigues me. It took place in the end of the 1860s in Kecskemet (Bacs-Kiskun County) and all the elements I could gather lead me to believe that the groom and bride were uncle and niece (the man apparently married his older sister's daughter).

I found out that the halakha doesn't prohibit such marriages but I was wondering whether anyone else had come across similar situations. What would have been the reason(s) for such a union? Was it common in Hungarian Jewish communities in the 19th century? Though it was not forbidden, did the bride and groom need a permission >from the local rabbi?
I imagine that the state laws would have prohibited it, so did the family need to apply for a special permission >from the authorities? Would this document be available in the National/County Archives?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you!

Best,

Jonathan Vandewiele


Hungary SIG #Hungary Marriage between uncle and niece? #hungary

vdw_jonathan@...
 

Hello,

This question might seem strange but, during my family history research, I came across a marriage which intrigues me. It took place in the end of the 1860s in Kecskemet (Bacs-Kiskun County) and all the elements I could gather lead me to believe that the groom and bride were uncle and niece (the man apparently married his older sister's daughter).

I found out that the halakha doesn't prohibit such marriages but I was wondering whether anyone else had come across similar situations. What would have been the reason(s) for such a union? Was it common in Hungarian Jewish communities in the 19th century? Though it was not forbidden, did the bride and groom need a permission >from the local rabbi?
I imagine that the state laws would have prohibited it, so did the family need to apply for a special permission >from the authorities? Would this document be available in the National/County Archives?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you!

Best,

Jonathan Vandewiele


Basic 4: New JewishGen Eduction Class May 15-May 29 #general

Nancy Holden
 

JewishGen offers Basic 4: Explore the Belarus SIG website May 15 - May 29.

This two-week class is taught on the private JewishGen Education Forum website
open 24/7 to registered students. Daily lessons with skill building exercises will
help you learn your way to research your family on the Belarus SIG website.
Students will be able to work at their own pace by downloading the lessons to their
computer. Lessons must be downloaded before the end of the session.

Tuition for this class is $18. The fee will be waived if you qualify for
JewishGen's Value Added Services. Value Added means you have made a $100 donation
to JewishGen’s General Fund within the past 12 months.

Registration is open.
If you have questions, please email the instructor at
JewishGen-Education@....
For more information and to enroll
go to http://www.jewishgen.org/education

Nancy Holden Instructor


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Basic 4: New JewishGen Eduction Class May 15-May 29 #general

Nancy Holden
 

JewishGen offers Basic 4: Explore the Belarus SIG website May 15 - May 29.

This two-week class is taught on the private JewishGen Education Forum website
open 24/7 to registered students. Daily lessons with skill building exercises will
help you learn your way to research your family on the Belarus SIG website.
Students will be able to work at their own pace by downloading the lessons to their
computer. Lessons must be downloaded before the end of the session.

Tuition for this class is $18. The fee will be waived if you qualify for
JewishGen's Value Added Services. Value Added means you have made a $100 donation
to JewishGen’s General Fund within the past 12 months.

Registration is open.
If you have questions, please email the instructor at
JewishGen-Education@....
For more information and to enroll
go to http://www.jewishgen.org/education

Nancy Holden Instructor


ViewMate translation request - Polish #general

Robert Schnapp
 

Hello,

I have posted 4 vital records in POLISH for which I would appreciate
translations. They are on ViewMate at the following addresses:

http://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/viewmateview.asp?key=54743
http://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/viewmateview.asp?key=54744
http://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/viewmateview.asp?key=54741
http://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/viewmateview.asp?key=54742

They are really two sets of two pages that should be read side by side.
They are a Polish registry of two families in the LERER line.

Thank you,

Robert Schnapp
Reston, Virginia


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen ViewMate translation request - Polish #general

Robert Schnapp
 

Hello,

I have posted 4 vital records in POLISH for which I would appreciate
translations. They are on ViewMate at the following addresses:

http://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/viewmateview.asp?key=54743
http://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/viewmateview.asp?key=54744
http://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/viewmateview.asp?key=54741
http://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/viewmateview.asp?key=54742

They are really two sets of two pages that should be read side by side.
They are a Polish registry of two families in the LERER line.

Thank you,

Robert Schnapp
Reston, Virginia


Ostrowiec Jewish cemetery #general

henry wellisch
 

A few days ago I came across an article by Oded Aderet in the Israeli
paper Haretz about the visit by Mr. Meir Bulka to his ancestral town
of Ostrowiec. He discovered that the Jewish cemetery there had been
liquidated in the 1950s after WW II and the stones had been used to
construct a wall around the Catholic cemetery. Attached to the article
in Haaretz there is a photo showing part of the wall with Hebrew
lettering clearly visible on some of the stones.
When Mr. Bulka went to see the mayor about this and suggested to recover the
stones, the mayor agreed but only for a payment of half a million Zloty. Since Mr.
Bulka claims some property in Ostrowiec he feels that he has some bargaining power.
Frankly I have no personal relation to Polish Jewry, I am an Austro-Hungarian, but
I am wondering if this is the 1st time this has happened in Poland or other places
in eastern Europe? This is certainly quite upsetting.
Henry Wellisch
Toronto

MODERATOR NOTE: Private responses only, please


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Ostrowiec Jewish cemetery #general

henry wellisch
 

A few days ago I came across an article by Oded Aderet in the Israeli
paper Haretz about the visit by Mr. Meir Bulka to his ancestral town
of Ostrowiec. He discovered that the Jewish cemetery there had been
liquidated in the 1950s after WW II and the stones had been used to
construct a wall around the Catholic cemetery. Attached to the article
in Haaretz there is a photo showing part of the wall with Hebrew
lettering clearly visible on some of the stones.
When Mr. Bulka went to see the mayor about this and suggested to recover the
stones, the mayor agreed but only for a payment of half a million Zloty. Since Mr.
Bulka claims some property in Ostrowiec he feels that he has some bargaining power.
Frankly I have no personal relation to Polish Jewry, I am an Austro-Hungarian, but
I am wondering if this is the 1st time this has happened in Poland or other places
in eastern Europe? This is certainly quite upsetting.
Henry Wellisch
Toronto

MODERATOR NOTE: Private responses only, please


Offering Montefiore Cemetery Springfield Queen Visit/Photos #general

A. E. Jordan
 

I am going to be helping someone with a visit to Montefiore Cemetery in Springfield
Queens early this week and since I am going I wanted to offer if anyone else needs
assistance at this individual cemetery please contact me.

I will only be visiting Montfiore on Springfield Avenue in Springfield Gardens,
Queens, New York but if you need a grave photographed I should be able to do it..
Of course priority has to be for the person who asked for the visit and since time
will be somewhat limited, plus it can be difficult move around the cemetery, I can
only do a few graves. Plus I am at the mercy of the office to help me locate the
graves and >from experience I have found out these offices are not as helpful when
you show up with a list of 30, 40 or 50 graves. (I have tried.)

This will be similar to my NYC look ups where I appreciate a few dollars to help
off set the costs and I will take a digital photo and email it to you.

Montefiore has a database of internments on its website but please be certain it is
your person that you are requested and not a general search for a name. For
example there are 82 Harry Cohen graves in their database ... so please no "cousin
Harry died in Queens" so could you look for me requests.

Allan Jordan


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Offering Montefiore Cemetery Springfield Queen Visit/Photos #general

A. E. Jordan
 

I am going to be helping someone with a visit to Montefiore Cemetery in Springfield
Queens early this week and since I am going I wanted to offer if anyone else needs
assistance at this individual cemetery please contact me.

I will only be visiting Montfiore on Springfield Avenue in Springfield Gardens,
Queens, New York but if you need a grave photographed I should be able to do it..
Of course priority has to be for the person who asked for the visit and since time
will be somewhat limited, plus it can be difficult move around the cemetery, I can
only do a few graves. Plus I am at the mercy of the office to help me locate the
graves and >from experience I have found out these offices are not as helpful when
you show up with a list of 30, 40 or 50 graves. (I have tried.)

This will be similar to my NYC look ups where I appreciate a few dollars to help
off set the costs and I will take a digital photo and email it to you.

Montefiore has a database of internments on its website but please be certain it is
your person that you are requested and not a general search for a name. For
example there are 82 Harry Cohen graves in their database ... so please no "cousin
Harry died in Queens" so could you look for me requests.

Allan Jordan


ViewMate Translation Request--German #general

Deborah Dworski
 

I have posted to JewishGen's ViewMate some German-language vital
records for which I am seeking translation. The towns associated with
the records are noted in the accompanying descriptions. All of the
records are in tabular format so the content of each to be translated
amounts to a few sentences, at most. Here are direct links to the images:

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM54697
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM54698
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM54699
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM54700
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM54701

Please respond via ViewMate or privately. Thank you.

Deborah Dworski
U.S.A.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen ViewMate Translation Request--German #general

Deborah Dworski
 

I have posted to JewishGen's ViewMate some German-language vital
records for which I am seeking translation. The towns associated with
the records are noted in the accompanying descriptions. All of the
records are in tabular format so the content of each to be translated
amounts to a few sentences, at most. Here are direct links to the images:

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM54697
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM54698
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM54699
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM54700
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM54701

Please respond via ViewMate or privately. Thank you.

Deborah Dworski
U.S.A.


Do you have a Samuel Weiner on your family tree? #general

Carol Rombro Rider
 

Dear Genners--I sent away for naturalization papers on someone who did not turn out
to be a relative. I will gladly send them to you if this person is part of your
family.

Samuel Weiner, carpenter Born 1874 in Shbarish, Austria
Wife is Fannie She was born in Lemberg, Austria
Family lived in Baltimore, Maryland USA

The papers are a Declaration and a Petition and of course, have other additional
information listed.

Carol Rombro Rider Baltimore, Maryland USA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Do you have a Samuel Weiner on your family tree? #general

Carol Rombro Rider
 

Dear Genners--I sent away for naturalization papers on someone who did not turn out
to be a relative. I will gladly send them to you if this person is part of your
family.

Samuel Weiner, carpenter Born 1874 in Shbarish, Austria
Wife is Fannie She was born in Lemberg, Austria
Family lived in Baltimore, Maryland USA

The papers are a Declaration and a Petition and of course, have other additional
information listed.

Carol Rombro Rider Baltimore, Maryland USA

69021 - 69040 of 671915