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26,825 lines added to LitvakSIG All-LIthuania database #lithuania

Russ Maurer
 

The latest update to the free, searchable All-Lithuania database
(https://www.litvaksig.org/search-ald/) is live. The new additions are
as follows:

TAX and VOTERS LISTS database: A variety of tax, elector, retired
soldier, postal bank record, real estate owner, farmer, certificate,
and burial ticket lists for towns in Kaunas and Zarasai districts
(2496 lines). Also, fallen soldiers of the 16th division >from the
book, "Road to Victory, 1942-1945" (1257 lines).

REVISION LIST database, part 2: Another part of the Emigration to
Eretz Israel data (1,111 lines); family lists for Orlya and Shchuchyn
in the Lida district (4,821 lines); several conscription lists, mostly
for Vilnius but also for Marijampole (15,665 lines); and
merchants/family/taxpayer lists for Vidzi in Zarasai district (199
lines).

BIRTHS database: Pumpenai (Panevezys district) births >from 1893 and
1894 (73 lines).

DEATHS database: Memel (Klaipeda district) deaths, 1874-1915 (688 lines).

INTERNAL PASSPORTS database: Applications for foreign passports
(passports for foreign travel), Vilnius, 1924-1927 (515 lines).

Happy hunting!

Russ Maurer
Records Acquisition and Translation Coordinator, LitvakSIG


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania 26,825 lines added to LitvakSIG All-LIthuania database #lithuania

Russ Maurer
 

The latest update to the free, searchable All-Lithuania database
(https://www.litvaksig.org/search-ald/) is live. The new additions are
as follows:

TAX and VOTERS LISTS database: A variety of tax, elector, retired
soldier, postal bank record, real estate owner, farmer, certificate,
and burial ticket lists for towns in Kaunas and Zarasai districts
(2496 lines). Also, fallen soldiers of the 16th division >from the
book, "Road to Victory, 1942-1945" (1257 lines).

REVISION LIST database, part 2: Another part of the Emigration to
Eretz Israel data (1,111 lines); family lists for Orlya and Shchuchyn
in the Lida district (4,821 lines); several conscription lists, mostly
for Vilnius but also for Marijampole (15,665 lines); and
merchants/family/taxpayer lists for Vidzi in Zarasai district (199
lines).

BIRTHS database: Pumpenai (Panevezys district) births >from 1893 and
1894 (73 lines).

DEATHS database: Memel (Klaipeda district) deaths, 1874-1915 (688 lines).

INTERNAL PASSPORTS database: Applications for foreign passports
(passports for foreign travel), Vilnius, 1924-1927 (515 lines).

Happy hunting!

Russ Maurer
Records Acquisition and Translation Coordinator, LitvakSIG


Congratulations & Welcome to Nancy Siegel #yiddish

bounce-3688907-772983@...
 

Dear JewishGen Community,

In an effort to provide more consistent updates about new additions to
our collection, status of projects, achievements, and other items of
interest, Nancy Siegel (San Francisco, CA) has volunteered to serve as
our Communications Coordinator. In this capacity, Nancy will be
working directly with staff and members of the senior research team to
stay apprised of project updates and to prepare updates on an ongoing
basis.

Many of you already know Nancy J. Siegel >from her role overseeing the
JewishGen Success Stories and preparing periodic newsletters, and we
congratulate her, and thank her, for assuming this additional level of
responsibility.

Please be on the lookout for news and updates shortly.

All the best,

Avraham Groll
Director
JewishGen.org


Yiddish Theatre and Vadeville #YiddishTheatre Congratulations & Welcome to Nancy Siegel #yiddish

bounce-3688907-772983@...
 

Dear JewishGen Community,

In an effort to provide more consistent updates about new additions to
our collection, status of projects, achievements, and other items of
interest, Nancy Siegel (San Francisco, CA) has volunteered to serve as
our Communications Coordinator. In this capacity, Nancy will be
working directly with staff and members of the senior research team to
stay apprised of project updates and to prepare updates on an ongoing
basis.

Many of you already know Nancy J. Siegel >from her role overseeing the
JewishGen Success Stories and preparing periodic newsletters, and we
congratulate her, and thank her, for assuming this additional level of
responsibility.

Please be on the lookout for news and updates shortly.

All the best,

Avraham Groll
Director
JewishGen.org


Poles Who Have Difficulty Proving They Are Jewish #general

yasmine.eve.lucas@...
 

Dear all,

My name is Yasmine Lucas, and I am a PhD student in Anthropology at
the University of Toronto, focused on issues of identity, mass trauma,
and national history. I am conducting research on Poles who identify
as Jewish, or relate to Jewishness in some other way. In particular,
I am interested in how Poles who have discovered their Jewishness
later in life, and/or who have a difficult time proving that they are
Jewish, experience their Jewishness. My hope is that this study will
advance social science's understanding of the relationship between
identity on the one hand, and family and national history on the
other. Eventually, I hope for this understanding to affect popular
understandings of Jewishness in Poland, and abroad. As a Jew whose
grandparents survived the Holocaust in Poland, Jewish life here
interests me not only on an intellectual level, but also on a more
personal one.

Towards this end, I would be grateful if you, or anyone you know,
might have time to meet with me to speak about Jewish life in Poland,
and/or Jewish-identifying Poles who have difficulty proving that they
are Jewish? I will be in Poland between June 18th and July 17th.

Although portions of these conversations may be used in my written
work, I will not use people's names or anything else that might serve
to identify them. Any and all information that they provide will be
kept confidential.

Thank you for your help. Please feel free to contact me if you have
any questions.

Yours truly,

Yasmine Lucas, Toronto, Canada
PhD student, University of Toronto


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Poles Who Have Difficulty Proving They Are Jewish #general

yasmine.eve.lucas@...
 

Dear all,

My name is Yasmine Lucas, and I am a PhD student in Anthropology at
the University of Toronto, focused on issues of identity, mass trauma,
and national history. I am conducting research on Poles who identify
as Jewish, or relate to Jewishness in some other way. In particular,
I am interested in how Poles who have discovered their Jewishness
later in life, and/or who have a difficult time proving that they are
Jewish, experience their Jewishness. My hope is that this study will
advance social science's understanding of the relationship between
identity on the one hand, and family and national history on the
other. Eventually, I hope for this understanding to affect popular
understandings of Jewishness in Poland, and abroad. As a Jew whose
grandparents survived the Holocaust in Poland, Jewish life here
interests me not only on an intellectual level, but also on a more
personal one.

Towards this end, I would be grateful if you, or anyone you know,
might have time to meet with me to speak about Jewish life in Poland,
and/or Jewish-identifying Poles who have difficulty proving that they
are Jewish? I will be in Poland between June 18th and July 17th.

Although portions of these conversations may be used in my written
work, I will not use people's names or anything else that might serve
to identify them. Any and all information that they provide will be
kept confidential.

Thank you for your help. Please feel free to contact me if you have
any questions.

Yours truly,

Yasmine Lucas, Toronto, Canada
PhD student, University of Toronto


Seeking Grave Photo - Glogow, Poland #general

jayne s <batsncats@...>
 

My great-grandfather, Avraham Heuman, passed away around 1910. The family lived
in a village in or near Glogow, Poland. My aunt told me that mail to the family
used to be addressed to "Glogow Colo Jeshuv" (not entirely sure about the
spelling).

Is the Jewish cemetery in that area intact? If anyone is nearby and can get a
grave photo, or let me know if there's any record of his grave, I'd appreciate it.

Thanks,
Jayne Summers
batsncats@hotmail.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Seeking Grave Photo - Glogow, Poland #general

jayne s <batsncats@...>
 

My great-grandfather, Avraham Heuman, passed away around 1910. The family lived
in a village in or near Glogow, Poland. My aunt told me that mail to the family
used to be addressed to "Glogow Colo Jeshuv" (not entirely sure about the
spelling).

Is the Jewish cemetery in that area intact? If anyone is nearby and can get a
grave photo, or let me know if there's any record of his grave, I'd appreciate it.

Thanks,
Jayne Summers
batsncats@hotmail.com


SALZBERGER from Paszika #general

Moishe Miller
 

Dear Group,

Would anyone have knowledge of a SALZBERGER family >from the mid 1800's,
from the town of Paszika?
Moishe Miller
Brooklyn, NY
moishe.miller@totalben.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen SALZBERGER from Paszika #general

Moishe Miller
 

Dear Group,

Would anyone have knowledge of a SALZBERGER family >from the mid 1800's,
from the town of Paszika?
Moishe Miller
Brooklyn, NY
moishe.miller@totalben.com


Identifying occupation biegler #general

Eugene Newman <genesuz1@...>
 

Listed as the occupation for my great-grandfather on a 1907 New York
City birth certificate is the job of biegler. Census information
shows that my great-grandfather had various jobs in the garment
industry including tailor and presser. I would appreciate help in
identifying the term.

Thank you,

Eugene Newman

Researching SEGALOWITZ, LIEBERS, RATNER, KANZOR, NEUMANN, GOTTREICH,
HERTZ, GROSSMAN, FRIEDMAN, FEURLOSCHER

MODERATOR NOTE: You might consider uploading a digitized image of the record
to ViewMate. That way everyone who would like to help would be able to view
what is written on the form. https://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Identifying occupation biegler #general

Eugene Newman <genesuz1@...>
 

Listed as the occupation for my great-grandfather on a 1907 New York
City birth certificate is the job of biegler. Census information
shows that my great-grandfather had various jobs in the garment
industry including tailor and presser. I would appreciate help in
identifying the term.

Thank you,

Eugene Newman

Researching SEGALOWITZ, LIEBERS, RATNER, KANZOR, NEUMANN, GOTTREICH,
HERTZ, GROSSMAN, FRIEDMAN, FEURLOSCHER

MODERATOR NOTE: You might consider uploading a digitized image of the record
to ViewMate. That way everyone who would like to help would be able to view
what is written on the form. https://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/


Correction to link (European Union) European Jewish Cemeteries Initiative Launches New Website With Surveys of 1500 Jewish Cemeteries #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Yesterday, I posted a blurb about the new European Jewish Cemeteries
Initiative new website and I guess the link >from the earlier posting about
My Heritage did not clear and spell check did not pick it up, and it was
included rather than the correct ESJF website link. That link is
https://www.esjf-surveys.org/

The ESJF has mapped 1500 cemeteries in 5 countries: Greece, Lithuania,
Moldova, Slovakia and the Ukraine.

As each cemetery is completed and processed aerial photographs, historical
data and geographical data will be uploaded to the website. This is a work
in progress.

As previously reported, the European Union provided 800,000 Euros for the
project. The ESJF started work in 2015 by surveying and fencing Jewish
cemeteries to protect them >from destruction. With the EU grant, it has
expanded its mission using drone technology and historical research to map
the 1500 Jewish cemetery sites in the 5 aforementioned countries. To read
more about the ESJF see: https://www.esjf-surveys.org/about-us/

Thank you to Amy Wachs, JGS Cleveland for pointing out the error

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Correction to link (European Union) European Jewish Cemeteries Initiative Launches New Website With Surveys of 1500 Jewish Cemeteries #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Yesterday, I posted a blurb about the new European Jewish Cemeteries
Initiative new website and I guess the link >from the earlier posting about
My Heritage did not clear and spell check did not pick it up, and it was
included rather than the correct ESJF website link. That link is
https://www.esjf-surveys.org/

The ESJF has mapped 1500 cemeteries in 5 countries: Greece, Lithuania,
Moldova, Slovakia and the Ukraine.

As each cemetery is completed and processed aerial photographs, historical
data and geographical data will be uploaded to the website. This is a work
in progress.

As previously reported, the European Union provided 800,000 Euros for the
project. The ESJF started work in 2015 by surveying and fencing Jewish
cemeteries to protect them >from destruction. With the EU grant, it has
expanded its mission using drone technology and historical research to map
the 1500 Jewish cemetery sites in the 5 aforementioned countries. To read
more about the ESJF see: https://www.esjf-surveys.org/about-us/

Thank you to Amy Wachs, JGS Cleveland for pointing out the error

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Research in Tashkent #general

leahgedalia@...
 

Dear genners

I wonder if any of you tried getting vital records >from Tashkent 18th century.
If so, please advise

Thank you in advance

Dr. Lea Haber Gedalia


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Research in Tashkent #general

leahgedalia@...
 

Dear genners

I wonder if any of you tried getting vital records >from Tashkent 18th century.
If so, please advise

Thank you in advance

Dr. Lea Haber Gedalia


Re: Jonas/Yonah Steinberger - town name update #general

Dovie Gelerinter
 

I recently posted the post below, but just went through some old
correspondence and learned that David Steinberger - Jonas' son - my
great-grandfather - was born in Paszto, Hungary. Hopefully, that will
help.

Dovie Gelerinter

So, I just unlocked another half level of finding names going back by
finding my great-grandfather's death certificate which had his
father's name on it - Jonas Steinberger. This sort of jives with an
older reference I had (non-official) that his name was Yonah.

I know my great-grandfather was born in 1877, to give a point of
reference. Unfortunately, I don't really know much more about this
branch of the tree. Thus, I've been trying to find any records and
connections going back up this line.

However, I'm unsure of where I can go to search any records of
Austria-Hungary to try to learn more. I'm used to searching Polish
records and using JRI-Poland, but the relevant link on the SIGs page
doesn't seem to have that functionality.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Jonas/Yonah Steinberger - town name update #general

Dovie Gelerinter
 

I recently posted the post below, but just went through some old
correspondence and learned that David Steinberger - Jonas' son - my
great-grandfather - was born in Paszto, Hungary. Hopefully, that will
help.

Dovie Gelerinter

So, I just unlocked another half level of finding names going back by
finding my great-grandfather's death certificate which had his
father's name on it - Jonas Steinberger. This sort of jives with an
older reference I had (non-official) that his name was Yonah.

I know my great-grandfather was born in 1877, to give a point of
reference. Unfortunately, I don't really know much more about this
branch of the tree. Thus, I've been trying to find any records and
connections going back up this line.

However, I'm unsure of where I can go to search any records of
Austria-Hungary to try to learn more. I'm used to searching Polish
records and using JRI-Poland, but the relevant link on the SIGs page
doesn't seem to have that functionality.


Re: Jonas/Yonah STEINBERGER - Austria/Hungary #general

Vivian Kahn
 

Where in Austria/Hungary? Impossible to help unless you provide more specific
info. Could be Galicia, Austria, pre-Trianon Hungary, Moravia, etc. etc. Where
was your GGrandfather born?

Vivian Kahn, Oakland, California
Hungarian Regional Coordinator

On May 22, 2019, aDovie Gelerinter <gelerinter13@gmail.com> wrote:
So, I just unlocked another half level of finding names going back by
finding my great-grandfather's death certificate which had his
father's name on it - Jonas Steinberger. This sort of jives with an
older reference I had (non-official) that his name was Yonah.

I know my great-grandfather was born in 1877, to give a point of
reference. Unfortunately, I don't really know much more about this
branch of the tree. Thus, I've been trying to find any records and
connections going back up this line.

However, I'm unsure of where I can go to search any records of
Austria-Hungary to try to learn more. I'm used to searching Polish
records and using JRI-Poland, but the relevant link on the SIGs page
doesn't seem to have that functionality.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Jonas/Yonah STEINBERGER - Austria/Hungary #general

Vivian Kahn
 

Where in Austria/Hungary? Impossible to help unless you provide more specific
info. Could be Galicia, Austria, pre-Trianon Hungary, Moravia, etc. etc. Where
was your GGrandfather born?

Vivian Kahn, Oakland, California
Hungarian Regional Coordinator

On May 22, 2019, aDovie Gelerinter <gelerinter13@gmail.com> wrote:
So, I just unlocked another half level of finding names going back by
finding my great-grandfather's death certificate which had his
father's name on it - Jonas Steinberger. This sort of jives with an
older reference I had (non-official) that his name was Yonah.

I know my great-grandfather was born in 1877, to give a point of
reference. Unfortunately, I don't really know much more about this
branch of the tree. Thus, I've been trying to find any records and
connections going back up this line.

However, I'm unsure of where I can go to search any records of
Austria-Hungary to try to learn more. I'm used to searching Polish
records and using JRI-Poland, but the relevant link on the SIGs page
doesn't seem to have that functionality.

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