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(Poland) Virtual Shtetl Report on Jewish Cemeteries in Poland #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Virtual Shtetl, the newsletter of the POLIN Museum-the Museum of the History
of Polish Jews, has published a brief report on summarizing the state of
Jewish cemeteries, and research and documentation on Jewish cemeteries in
Poland. The report may be accessed at:
https://sztetl.org.pl/pl/tradycja-i-kultura-zydowska/religia/cmentarze-zydowskie-w-polsce-stan-2017
(MODERATOR http://tinyurl.com/y9u2r73p If you open this in the Chrome browser it
will be translated >from Polish to English. There is a chart with the number of
Jewish Cemeteries in Poland with the division of voivodships within the current
borders. The National Institute of Heritage also provided the data for another
chart on the List of Jewish cemeteries listed in the Register of Historic Places
as of October 31, 2017/

Another, older, report you might find of interest is:
https://sztetl.org.pl/en/tradition-and-jewish-culture/religion/cemeteries.
This is in English it is also available in Polish and one may change the
language by clicking the EN in the black box on the upper right to PL for
Polish. According to the most recent research, there are some 1,172 known
Jewish cemeteries (or sites of destroyed cemeteries) in Poland, of which 247
are included on the national register of historic/cultural monuments. Some
towns did not permit Jews to legally live there, and therefore may not have
had a Jewish cemetery so it is important to know the other cemeteries in
proximity to towns you may be researching, as well as where in a specific
town where Jews were permitted to have cemeteries. Burial practices of women
vs. men, and married vs not married also determined where someone may be buried.

The report mentions by name "There are ohalim in 35 localities in Poland [as
of 2017, fully or partially preserved ohalim can be found in 77
localities-ed,". The report talks about destroyed cemeteries, and
cemeteries that still have headstones.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen (Poland) Virtual Shtetl Report on Jewish Cemeteries in Poland #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Virtual Shtetl, the newsletter of the POLIN Museum-the Museum of the History
of Polish Jews, has published a brief report on summarizing the state of
Jewish cemeteries, and research and documentation on Jewish cemeteries in
Poland. The report may be accessed at:
https://sztetl.org.pl/pl/tradycja-i-kultura-zydowska/religia/cmentarze-zydowskie-w-polsce-stan-2017
(MODERATOR http://tinyurl.com/y9u2r73p If you open this in the Chrome browser it
will be translated >from Polish to English. There is a chart with the number of
Jewish Cemeteries in Poland with the division of voivodships within the current
borders. The National Institute of Heritage also provided the data for another
chart on the List of Jewish cemeteries listed in the Register of Historic Places
as of October 31, 2017/

Another, older, report you might find of interest is:
https://sztetl.org.pl/en/tradition-and-jewish-culture/religion/cemeteries.
This is in English it is also available in Polish and one may change the
language by clicking the EN in the black box on the upper right to PL for
Polish. According to the most recent research, there are some 1,172 known
Jewish cemeteries (or sites of destroyed cemeteries) in Poland, of which 247
are included on the national register of historic/cultural monuments. Some
towns did not permit Jews to legally live there, and therefore may not have
had a Jewish cemetery so it is important to know the other cemeteries in
proximity to towns you may be researching, as well as where in a specific
town where Jews were permitted to have cemeteries. Burial practices of women
vs. men, and married vs not married also determined where someone may be buried.

The report mentions by name "There are ohalim in 35 localities in Poland [as
of 2017, fully or partially preserved ohalim can be found in 77
localities-ed,". The report talks about destroyed cemeteries, and
cemeteries that still have headstones.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Re: Zoss family #general

Toby Gass <tgass@...>
 

Paul
from one "ss" family to another, be sure you include "fs" when you search
under possible spellings. If someone departed a German port, the name
could have been written as "fs" on the manifest. Better transcribers know
that is old German orthography and change it to "ss" for the digitization
projects, but some transcribers copy it as "fs".

I'm responding to the list because this is generally useful to anyone
searching for names or places with "ss". Yesterday, I looked at a manifest
on which the country of origin for the passengers was written as "Rufsia."

Toby Gass


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Zoss family #general

Toby Gass <tgass@...>
 

Paul
from one "ss" family to another, be sure you include "fs" when you search
under possible spellings. If someone departed a German port, the name
could have been written as "fs" on the manifest. Better transcribers know
that is old German orthography and change it to "ss" for the digitization
projects, but some transcribers copy it as "fs".

I'm responding to the list because this is generally useful to anyone
searching for names or places with "ss". Yesterday, I looked at a manifest
on which the country of origin for the passengers was written as "Rufsia."

Toby Gass


"Tips About Occupations or Is Being Called a "Son of a Knocker-Upper" an Insult?" #general

Nolan Altman
 

The Jewish Genealogy Society of Long Island (JGSLI), winner of the IAJGS
2015 Outstanding Publication Award for its You Tube Channel, is pleased to
announce its latest video, "Tips About Occupations or Is Being Called a "Son
of a Knocker-Upper" an Insult?"

We've discussed in other videos that if you want someone to get value from
your genealogical research, creating a family tree with just names, dates
and places can be viewed by others as a pretty boring document. Adding
family stories or describing the experiences family members had during their
lives makes a much more compelling narrative. One interesting facet of a
person's life is what they did for a living. This video will focus on
finding and understanding occupations and trades, both domestic and foreign.
We'll also cover occupations that don't exist anymore or if they are
expressed in languages other than in English.

You can access all 33 of our short instructional videos directly >from our
You Tube Channel at
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUV8xttIn93AwJX2_I0AIAg/feed or >from our
website http://jgsli.org/ If you have any comments or recommendations for
other topics, please let me know at past_pres@jgsli.org

Nolan Altman


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen "Tips About Occupations or Is Being Called a "Son of a Knocker-Upper" an Insult?" #general

Nolan Altman
 

The Jewish Genealogy Society of Long Island (JGSLI), winner of the IAJGS
2015 Outstanding Publication Award for its You Tube Channel, is pleased to
announce its latest video, "Tips About Occupations or Is Being Called a "Son
of a Knocker-Upper" an Insult?"

We've discussed in other videos that if you want someone to get value from
your genealogical research, creating a family tree with just names, dates
and places can be viewed by others as a pretty boring document. Adding
family stories or describing the experiences family members had during their
lives makes a much more compelling narrative. One interesting facet of a
person's life is what they did for a living. This video will focus on
finding and understanding occupations and trades, both domestic and foreign.
We'll also cover occupations that don't exist anymore or if they are
expressed in languages other than in English.

You can access all 33 of our short instructional videos directly >from our
You Tube Channel at
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUV8xttIn93AwJX2_I0AIAg/feed or >from our
website http://jgsli.org/ If you have any comments or recommendations for
other topics, please let me know at past_pres@jgsli.org

Nolan Altman


Wife of Rabbi Shmuel ben Yechiel Michel HaCohen KATZ of Lask #general

Shaul Ceder
 

Can anyone provide me with the given name of the wife of Rabbi Shmuel ben
Yechiel Michel HaCohen KATZ of Lask, who was the daughter of Rabbi Isaac
(Itzig) and Raize GOLDES? And many thanks.

Shaul Ceder


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Wife of Rabbi Shmuel ben Yechiel Michel HaCohen KATZ of Lask #general

Shaul Ceder
 

Can anyone provide me with the given name of the wife of Rabbi Shmuel ben
Yechiel Michel HaCohen KATZ of Lask, who was the daughter of Rabbi Isaac
(Itzig) and Raize GOLDES? And many thanks.

Shaul Ceder


Re: Zoss family from Russia #general

bette_sscf <bette_sscf@...>
 

Paul Zoss's research found several family towns of birth in "Russia" for his
Zoss/Sass family but was at a dead end trying to find where his ancestors
came >from and what his original surname was, saying "That's all I know. Does
anyone have any suggestions on where to go >from here?"
-----
You certainly have lots of family ancestral town clues that may all be in
Podolia: Tulchyn, Tomashpil, Padalia, Kozyatyn, Demkorf, Dempkofka,
Kozyatyn, Ladyzhyn, Trostenetz

Begin with JewishGen Jewish Communities Tree
https://www.jewishgen.org/Communities/Trees/
Pre-WWI - Russian Empire - Podolia Province and look at the towns under each
of the 12 Districts. For example, under Batslav District is the town Trostyanets
(now Trostianets, Ukraine).

Click on each relevant town to look at its Locality Page for a list of
selected Nearby Jewish Communities within 30 miles. For example, for
Trostianets, Ukraine, Ladyzhyn is 11 miles NNE and Tulchin is 18 miles NW.

Search also by radius for all towns within 30 miles of a known town's coordinates
or limit the radius search to all towns beginning with a certain letter.
JewishGen Radius Search < https://www.jewishgen.org/Communities/LocRad.asp >

Search also by distance and direction >from a known town's coordinates.
JewishGen Gazetteer < https://www.jewishgen.org/Communities/LocTown.asp >

Consult Dr. Alexander Beider's "A Dictionary of Jewish Surnames >from the
Russian Empire, Revised Edition" published by Avotaynu and available in
libraries for etymology/origin and places where surnames were found.
The Daitch-Mokotoff Soundex Code for ZOSS and SASS is 440000. See DJSRE2
Volume 2 for surname spelling variants with DM code 440000 found by Beider.
< http://www.avotaynu.com/books/DJSRE2.htm >

Good luck!
Bette Stoop Mas
USA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen RE: Zoss family from Russia #general

bette_sscf <bette_sscf@...>
 

Paul Zoss's research found several family towns of birth in "Russia" for his
Zoss/Sass family but was at a dead end trying to find where his ancestors
came >from and what his original surname was, saying "That's all I know. Does
anyone have any suggestions on where to go >from here?"
-----
You certainly have lots of family ancestral town clues that may all be in
Podolia: Tulchyn, Tomashpil, Padalia, Kozyatyn, Demkorf, Dempkofka,
Kozyatyn, Ladyzhyn, Trostenetz

Begin with JewishGen Jewish Communities Tree
https://www.jewishgen.org/Communities/Trees/
Pre-WWI - Russian Empire - Podolia Province and look at the towns under each
of the 12 Districts. For example, under Batslav District is the town Trostyanets
(now Trostianets, Ukraine).

Click on each relevant town to look at its Locality Page for a list of
selected Nearby Jewish Communities within 30 miles. For example, for
Trostianets, Ukraine, Ladyzhyn is 11 miles NNE and Tulchin is 18 miles NW.

Search also by radius for all towns within 30 miles of a known town's coordinates
or limit the radius search to all towns beginning with a certain letter.
JewishGen Radius Search < https://www.jewishgen.org/Communities/LocRad.asp >

Search also by distance and direction >from a known town's coordinates.
JewishGen Gazetteer < https://www.jewishgen.org/Communities/LocTown.asp >

Consult Dr. Alexander Beider's "A Dictionary of Jewish Surnames >from the
Russian Empire, Revised Edition" published by Avotaynu and available in
libraries for etymology/origin and places where surnames were found.
The Daitch-Mokotoff Soundex Code for ZOSS and SASS is 440000. See DJSRE2
Volume 2 for surname spelling variants with DM code 440000 found by Beider.
< http://www.avotaynu.com/books/DJSRE2.htm >

Good luck!
Bette Stoop Mas
USA


Re: Searching for SCHWAM Julian - Bolivia #galicia

Renee Steinig
 

To Phyllis Kramer's and Grzegorz Gembala's excellent suggestions, I add #9:

Aida, if you're hoping to connect with relatives in Bolivia or to
learn more about ones who once lived there, try sending an inquiry to
the Circulo Israelita Obrajes, the central Jewish communal
organization of Bolivia. Its contact information, including an email
address, is here:

http://www.worldjewishcongress.org/en/about/communities/BO

Note that the Jewish population of Bolivia is very small, numbering in
the hundreds according to several online sources. Many Bolivian Jews
have immigrated to the United States, Israel, and other countries.

Renee

Renee Stern Steinig
Dix Hills NY
genmaven@gmail.com


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Re: Searching for SCHWAM Julian - Bolivia #galicia

Renee Steinig
 

To Phyllis Kramer's and Grzegorz Gembala's excellent suggestions, I add #9:

Aida, if you're hoping to connect with relatives in Bolivia or to
learn more about ones who once lived there, try sending an inquiry to
the Circulo Israelita Obrajes, the central Jewish communal
organization of Bolivia. Its contact information, including an email
address, is here:

http://www.worldjewishcongress.org/en/about/communities/BO

Note that the Jewish population of Bolivia is very small, numbering in
the hundreds according to several online sources. Many Bolivian Jews
have immigrated to the United States, Israel, and other countries.

Renee

Renee Stern Steinig
Dix Hills NY
genmaven@gmail.com


Re: Searching for SCHWAM Julian - Bolivia #galicia

Grzegorz Gembala <ggembala@...>
 

Suggestion number eight, contact directly the Archives of the Jewish
community of Vienna. I've been able to retrieve not only BMD records
of family members, but also original questionnaires filled out by emigres
who filed for support of the Kehilah and the Joint in 1939-1940.

Here are the contact details:

Archiv der Israelitischen Kultusgemeinde Wien /
Archive of the Jewish Community of Vienna
Israelitische Kultusgemeinde Wien / Jewish Community Vienna

Desider-Friedmann-Platz 1, A-1010 Wien, Osterreich / Austria

Tel: +43 (1) 531 04-210
Fax: +43 (1) 531 04-219
E-Mail: s.uslu-pauer@ikg-wien.at
Web: www.ikg-wien.at

Regards,

Grzegorz Gembala

Researching: Gleich, Pillersdorf / Jamelna, Mosciska
Eskreis, Janczer, Leinwand / Lwow (Lemberg)

Phyllis Kramer <phylliskramer1@gmail.com> wrote:

Aida posted: "Has anyone heard of my uncle who left Vienna, Austria,
around 1936 and lived in Bolivia until his death c. 1990s? He lived in
Santa Cruz and Cochabamba... with his parents Markus and Helena...
Any hint about him or his family?"

Aida... I've always found that we family genealogists need to be
proactive to find our families.

First, I would suggest you register your surname on our Family Finder
(JGFF) so that folks can find you!! https://www.jewishgen.org/jgff/

Second, I'd suggest you email the other researchers who are looking
for SCHWAM >from Vienna...maybe one of them has more information.

Third... Query the discussion list archives for your surname and towns.

Fourth... Try Google for leads. You might begin with (Vienna + Jewish
+ Schwam) (Bolivia + Jewish) and if that doesn't yield good sources,
try different varieties of the queries.

Fifth... Try the Viennese records at www.genteam.at and Vienna
address books at
http://www.digital.wienbibliothek.at/nav/classification/2609

Sixth... Try familysearch.org forJewish registers >from 1984-1911 at
https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/2028320

Seventh... Try the JDC archives at http://archives.jdc.org/


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Re: Searching for SCHWAM Julian - Bolivia #galicia

Grzegorz Gembala <ggembala@...>
 

Suggestion number eight, contact directly the Archives of the Jewish
community of Vienna. I've been able to retrieve not only BMD records
of family members, but also original questionnaires filled out by emigres
who filed for support of the Kehilah and the Joint in 1939-1940.

Here are the contact details:

Archiv der Israelitischen Kultusgemeinde Wien /
Archive of the Jewish Community of Vienna
Israelitische Kultusgemeinde Wien / Jewish Community Vienna

Desider-Friedmann-Platz 1, A-1010 Wien, Osterreich / Austria

Tel: +43 (1) 531 04-210
Fax: +43 (1) 531 04-219
E-Mail: s.uslu-pauer@ikg-wien.at
Web: www.ikg-wien.at

Regards,

Grzegorz Gembala

Researching: Gleich, Pillersdorf / Jamelna, Mosciska
Eskreis, Janczer, Leinwand / Lwow (Lemberg)

Phyllis Kramer <phylliskramer1@gmail.com> wrote:

Aida posted: "Has anyone heard of my uncle who left Vienna, Austria,
around 1936 and lived in Bolivia until his death c. 1990s? He lived in
Santa Cruz and Cochabamba... with his parents Markus and Helena...
Any hint about him or his family?"

Aida... I've always found that we family genealogists need to be
proactive to find our families.

First, I would suggest you register your surname on our Family Finder
(JGFF) so that folks can find you!! https://www.jewishgen.org/jgff/

Second, I'd suggest you email the other researchers who are looking
for SCHWAM >from Vienna...maybe one of them has more information.

Third... Query the discussion list archives for your surname and towns.

Fourth... Try Google for leads. You might begin with (Vienna + Jewish
+ Schwam) (Bolivia + Jewish) and if that doesn't yield good sources,
try different varieties of the queries.

Fifth... Try the Viennese records at www.genteam.at and Vienna
address books at
http://www.digital.wienbibliothek.at/nav/classification/2609

Sixth... Try familysearch.org forJewish registers >from 1984-1911 at
https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/2028320

Seventh... Try the JDC archives at http://archives.jdc.org/


Re: KLAUSNER and GUMPERT HOLZ #germany

Peter Lobbenberg
 

In response to Dan Oren's query on October 30th:

Heinrich KLAUSNER was born March 6, 1877 in Tarnow, then in Austria
(Galicia) and now in Poland, son of Jacob KLAUSNER and Mirjam born ETTINGER.
Kaete or Kaethe (e umlaut) HOLZ was born February 21, 1888 in Insterburg,
now Chernyakhovsk, daughter of Bernhard HOLZ and Hulda born FLATOW.
Heinrich and Kaete married in Berlin on December 30, 1913. They divorced
on July 8, 1920.
The marriage register records Kaete as the widow of one ZEIMANN.
It can be inferred that she married a Mr GUMPERT only some time after
her divorce >from Heinrich KLAUSNER. A Kaete KLAUSNER is still listed
in the 1932 Berlin address book, so it may be that she remarried only
in or after 1932.

Heinrich had previously been all too briefly married to Else HEYSEMANN,
born February 19, 1887 in Flatow, daughter of Pinkus HEISEMANN and Emma
born LEVY of Flatow. They married in Berlin on August 16, 1910.
Else died on February 4, 1912 in Berlin.
Heinrich and Else's daughter Emmi was born January 2 1912 in Berlin
and lived for only a few hours.

(Source: ancestry.de. More details of the Klausner family of Tarnow,
including photos of Heinrich's parents, are on a family tree on
MyHeritage.com managed by one Regina Katz.)

Regards, Peter Lobbenberg, London, England peterlob(at)peterlob.co.uk


German SIG #Germany Re: KLAUSNER and GUMPERT HOLZ #germany

Peter Lobbenberg
 

In response to Dan Oren's query on October 30th:

Heinrich KLAUSNER was born March 6, 1877 in Tarnow, then in Austria
(Galicia) and now in Poland, son of Jacob KLAUSNER and Mirjam born ETTINGER.
Kaete or Kaethe (e umlaut) HOLZ was born February 21, 1888 in Insterburg,
now Chernyakhovsk, daughter of Bernhard HOLZ and Hulda born FLATOW.
Heinrich and Kaete married in Berlin on December 30, 1913. They divorced
on July 8, 1920.
The marriage register records Kaete as the widow of one ZEIMANN.
It can be inferred that she married a Mr GUMPERT only some time after
her divorce >from Heinrich KLAUSNER. A Kaete KLAUSNER is still listed
in the 1932 Berlin address book, so it may be that she remarried only
in or after 1932.

Heinrich had previously been all too briefly married to Else HEYSEMANN,
born February 19, 1887 in Flatow, daughter of Pinkus HEISEMANN and Emma
born LEVY of Flatow. They married in Berlin on August 16, 1910.
Else died on February 4, 1912 in Berlin.
Heinrich and Else's daughter Emmi was born January 2 1912 in Berlin
and lived for only a few hours.

(Source: ancestry.de. More details of the Klausner family of Tarnow,
including photos of Heinrich's parents, are on a family tree on
MyHeritage.com managed by one Regina Katz.)

Regards, Peter Lobbenberg, London, England peterlob(at)peterlob.co.uk


Bingen (near Mainz) record resources #germany

Renate Rosenau <RenateRosenau@...>
 

Re: Researching GEISENHEIMER & MAYERFELD - Bingen (near Mainz)

Anne Blau asks for contacts for ancestors >from BINGEN /Rhein / Germany
for Bingen contact:
Arbeitskreis Juedisches Bingen
Hermann-Josef Gundlach
In der Eisel 23
D- 55411 Bingen
Email: hjg@superkabel.de

Web: http://www.juedischesbingen.de

Links to working groups in other places in Rhine-Palatinate
(Rheinland-Pfalz) you find:
www.lagrlp.de / Mitglieder

Renate Rosenau, Alzey, Germany


German SIG #Germany Bingen (near Mainz) record resources #germany

Renate Rosenau <RenateRosenau@...>
 

Re: Researching GEISENHEIMER & MAYERFELD - Bingen (near Mainz)

Anne Blau asks for contacts for ancestors >from BINGEN /Rhein / Germany
for Bingen contact:
Arbeitskreis Juedisches Bingen
Hermann-Josef Gundlach
In der Eisel 23
D- 55411 Bingen
Email: hjg@superkabel.de

Web: http://www.juedischesbingen.de

Links to working groups in other places in Rhine-Palatinate
(Rheinland-Pfalz) you find:
www.lagrlp.de / Mitglieder

Renate Rosenau, Alzey, Germany


The Rawa Ruska Yizkor (Memorial) Book has been translated #general

roe kard
 

Jack BERGER has now completed the translation of the Rawa Ruska Yizkor Book
(Memorial Book); it is his fifteenth Yizkor Book translation. Yizkor books are the
books that Survivors and Emigres >from a town compiled to memorialize their town.
The Rawa book is 700+ pages long and includes the history of the town, stories
about the town and the relations between the Hasidim and those who broke away,
stories about people >from the town, a lot about the 1930s, the time before
the Holocaust, the Holocaust and post Holocaust. It also has a section on Magierow.
It is profound and includes citations of many, many Rawa Ruska families.

For personal reasons, Jack chooses to do his translations on a voluntary basis and
outside of the aegis of JewishGen. Hence, the book will not be available online at
JewishGens website or any other website and only a few will be available to the
general public in the libraries to which people donate copies.

He expects to be going to print on November 7th, 2017. It will then take about 8
weeks for the books to be printed and shipped to him and then about 2 weeks for him
to mail them all out. He will be printing only as many copies as have been ordered.

If you are interested in purchasing copies please send me a note and I will forward
it to Jack. JewishGen rules preclude me >from including his contact information in
this message. And, i am always happy to answer any questions i can:
roekard@lmi.net

Best regards,
Karen G.Rosenfeld Roekard
of the Rawa Ruska ROSENFELDs and the Belz ROKARTs

MODERATOR NOTE: This is a one-time commercial announcement of a book of
genealogical interest.


New Article on IGRA website Jewish Life in Bessarabia #general

Elena Bazes
 

IGRA (Israel Genealogy Research Association) has posted a new article
on its website entitled Jewish Life in Bessarabia through the Lens of
the Shtetl Kaushanyby Yefim A. Kogan.

In this article, Yefim writes about the history of Jews in Bessarabia
by focusing on the shtetl Kaushany. He discusses the general and
Jewish history of the area >from the Ninth Century to 1940, including
how the Jews lived culturally, politically, and religiously. There
are also excerpts >from the family histories of the Kogan, Spivak and
Srulevich families.

Yefim was born in Kishinev. He emigrated to the U.S. in 1989. He has a
Master of Jewish Liberal Studies >from Hebrew College in Boston. He has
done extensive genealogical and historical research. Yefim lectures on
genealogy and has given presentations at several IAJGS conferences. He
founded the Bessarabia SIG. He also leads and coordinates the
Bessarabia Revision List and the Bessarabia Cemetery Project.

Before viewing the article, please register for free on the IGRA website

http://genealogy.org.il/

The article is available for free for approximately one week, after
which time it can only be accessed by IGRA members.

To view the article go to:

http://genealogy.org.il/2017/10/30/jewish-life-bessarabia-lens-shtetl-kaushany-yefim-kogan/

Elena Biegel Bazes
IGRA Publicity Chairperson

49401 - 49420 of 659893