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estates near Grobin in Kurland #latvia #courland

koshka <koshkacats@...>
 

Hi,

I just received wonderful information >from the Latvian Archives. They said
my Great-Grandfather, David Greenspon, lived near Grobin (which is in
Kurland) for more than 20 years. He first lived in the inn-house Staben of
the Bukamens estate and then moved to estate Mezheneken.

Does anyone have any information or clues about these estates?

It also says he lived in the "Oberbartau volost of the Grobin district" in
one place and "near Grobin" in another.

Was Grobin both a town and a district?

Is Oberbartau another term for Libau?

Thank you very much for any help and suggestions. I'm going to Latvia in
the Spring and trying to get as much information as possible.

Best Regards,

Polina Olsen
koshkacats@comcast.net
Portland, Oregon


Re: Cemeteries in South Africa #southafrica

Beryl. B <balden@...>
 

re Cemeteries in S.A.

Thanks Richard for clarifying this matter and thanks
also for taking the iniative of improving the Cemeteries.
Perhaps when this has been completed you can
do a write-up for our SIG Cemeteries webpage?

Beryl Baleson
Israel.
balden@zahav.net.il


Courland SIG #Courland #Latvia estates near Grobin in Kurland #courland #latvia

koshka <koshkacats@...>
 

Hi,

I just received wonderful information >from the Latvian Archives. They said
my Great-Grandfather, David Greenspon, lived near Grobin (which is in
Kurland) for more than 20 years. He first lived in the inn-house Staben of
the Bukamens estate and then moved to estate Mezheneken.

Does anyone have any information or clues about these estates?

It also says he lived in the "Oberbartau volost of the Grobin district" in
one place and "near Grobin" in another.

Was Grobin both a town and a district?

Is Oberbartau another term for Libau?

Thank you very much for any help and suggestions. I'm going to Latvia in
the Spring and trying to get as much information as possible.

Best Regards,

Polina Olsen
koshkacats@comcast.net
Portland, Oregon


South Africa SIG #SouthAfrica Re: Cemeteries in South Africa #southafrica

Beryl. B <balden@...>
 

re Cemeteries in S.A.

Thanks Richard for clarifying this matter and thanks
also for taking the iniative of improving the Cemeteries.
Perhaps when this has been completed you can
do a write-up for our SIG Cemeteries webpage?

Beryl Baleson
Israel.
balden@zahav.net.il


* Books about the Holocaust #austria-czech

Tom Venetianer <tom.vene@...>
 

Dear all,
I came across a very interesting set of books related to the Holocaust,
mainly in the Czech Republic and Poland, but also in Slovakia and Hungary.
You might be interested in it. See:
http://dogbert.abebooks.com/servlet/SearchResults?vci=257778&kn=holocaust
Regards
Tom
Tom Venetianer <mailto:tom.vene@uol.com.br>
Sao Paulo - Brazil


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech * Books about the Holocaust #austria-czech

Tom Venetianer <tom.vene@...>
 

Dear all,
I came across a very interesting set of books related to the Holocaust,
mainly in the Czech Republic and Poland, but also in Slovakia and Hungary.
You might be interested in it. See:
http://dogbert.abebooks.com/servlet/SearchResults?vci=257778&kn=holocaust
Regards
Tom
Tom Venetianer <mailto:tom.vene@uol.com.br>
Sao Paulo - Brazil


* Books about the Holocaust #hungary

Tom Venetianer <tom.vene@...>
 

Dear all,
I came across a very interesting set of books related to the Holocaust, mainly in the Czech Republic and Poland, but also in Slovakia and Hungary. You might be interested in it. See:
http://dogbert.abebooks.com/servlet/SearchResults?vci=257778&kn=holocaust
Regards
Tom
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Tom Venetianer <mailto:tom.vene@uol.com.br>
Sao Paulo - Brazil


Goldsteins, Schonfelds, Berliners #hungary

Hallie Feldman
 

I put a tree >from 1991 on my personal webpage.

If you go to www/twincreeks.net/gallery

under Hallie's albums, there is one marked genealogy.

In the genealogy album, the first three pages are pictures. Pages 4 and
5 are a tree which Touvia Goldstein made in 1991. It has birth and
death dates and other information I am not finding elsewhere.

It includes information on the siblings of Moishe Schonfeld.

Thanks,
Hallie Feldman


Hungary SIG #Hungary * Books about the Holocaust #hungary

Tom Venetianer <tom.vene@...>
 

Dear all,
I came across a very interesting set of books related to the Holocaust, mainly in the Czech Republic and Poland, but also in Slovakia and Hungary. You might be interested in it. See:
http://dogbert.abebooks.com/servlet/SearchResults?vci=257778&kn=holocaust
Regards
Tom
--
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Tom Venetianer <mailto:tom.vene@uol.com.br>
Sao Paulo - Brazil


Hungary SIG #Hungary Goldsteins, Schonfelds, Berliners #hungary

Hallie Feldman
 

I put a tree >from 1991 on my personal webpage.

If you go to www/twincreeks.net/gallery

under Hallie's albums, there is one marked genealogy.

In the genealogy album, the first three pages are pictures. Pages 4 and
5 are a tree which Touvia Goldstein made in 1991. It has birth and
death dates and other information I am not finding elsewhere.

It includes information on the siblings of Moishe Schonfeld.

Thanks,
Hallie Feldman


Records of Legionnaires? #france

Doug Mason
 

1. Where can I obtain a copy of the official army record of a
person who joined the French Foreign Legion during 1939 or 1940?

2. Were Jews either permitted or forced to join the Legion after 1941?

3. Are there records of the inmates or the guards of the
Camps in North Africa during WW2?

Thank you,

Doug Mason
Melbourne
Australia


French SIG #France Records of Legionnaires? #france

Doug Mason
 

1. Where can I obtain a copy of the official army record of a
person who joined the French Foreign Legion during 1939 or 1940?

2. Were Jews either permitted or forced to join the Legion after 1941?

3. Are there records of the inmates or the guards of the
Camps in North Africa during WW2?

Thank you,

Doug Mason
Melbourne
Australia


tombstone translation to English reguest #germany

Dottie Miller
 

I am hot on the trail of finding a missing link in between 2 branches of
my GUGENHEIMER family >from Ihringen. The link probably is in the
tombstone inscription of which I have a very clear photo. The photo is
so clear because the resolution is 92 pixels rather than the 45 that
would make it work on Viewmate. Can someone please volunteer to
translate it into English? I can easily e-mail it to you and/or send it
by snail mail. Thank you in advance for your response!

Dottie Miller San Antonio, TX USA


German SIG #Germany tombstone translation to English reguest #germany

Dottie Miller
 

I am hot on the trail of finding a missing link in between 2 branches of
my GUGENHEIMER family >from Ihringen. The link probably is in the
tombstone inscription of which I have a very clear photo. The photo is
so clear because the resolution is 92 pixels rather than the 45 that
would make it work on Viewmate. Can someone please volunteer to
translate it into English? I can easily e-mail it to you and/or send it
by snail mail. Thank you in advance for your response!

Dottie Miller San Antonio, TX USA


Online Class: Beginning Jewish Genealogy - June 2 #germany

Micha Reisel
 

Dear list:
Beginning June 2, Schelly Talalay Dardashti and I
will repeat our "Basic Jewish Genealogy" course at www.myfamily.com

The course is fee-based (nominal). The class language is
English.
For the class content outline, go to
http://tinyurl.com/8yhth

For the course description, registration information,
instructor information, go to http://tinyurl.com/5aknm

Any questions? Email Schelly or myself and we'll be happy to help. Best wishes,

Micha Reisel micha@genealogy.org.il

Schelly Talalay Dardashti schelly@genealogy.org.il


German SIG #Germany Online Class: Beginning Jewish Genealogy - June 2 #germany

Micha Reisel
 

Dear list:
Beginning June 2, Schelly Talalay Dardashti and I
will repeat our "Basic Jewish Genealogy" course at www.myfamily.com

The course is fee-based (nominal). The class language is
English.
For the class content outline, go to
http://tinyurl.com/8yhth

For the course description, registration information,
instructor information, go to http://tinyurl.com/5aknm

Any questions? Email Schelly or myself and we'll be happy to help. Best wishes,

Micha Reisel micha@genealogy.org.il

Schelly Talalay Dardashti schelly@genealogy.org.il


Keidan VRI Project: a different donation #lithuania

Olga Zabludoff <oz@...>
 

The good news keeps coming--this time in the form of a most unusual donation
from Ben-Tsion Klibansky who lives in Israel. Ben-Tsion has donated to the
Vital Records Indexing (VRI) project the English translations of ten years
of Jewish vital records >from Keidan--six complete sets of birth records
and four complete years of marriage records. In short, a goldmine.

In 1999 Ben-Tsion, who was born in Vilna in 1960, spent three weeks at the
Lithuanian State Historical Archives copying records (which he subsequently
translated) for his personal research. His father and grandfather had been
born in Keidan; the family moved to Kovna in the 1930s. Ben-Tsion's father
survived the Shoah by a twist of destiny. A week before the Nazis invaded
Lithuania in June 1941, he was deported to Siberia by the Soviets.

Our project is saving a good deal of money by acquiring ten years of
translations, for which we thank Ben-Tsion deeply. But our need for funds
is now greater than ever because we have discovered that the volume of our
Keidan vital records is much more extensive than the original calculations.
We had estimated 18,000 records. That figure has now escalated for two
reasons: the Keidan records span into the year 1914 instead of ending at
1895, which had been the original finding. We have also discovered that
many of the pages of records contain far greater numbers of entries than
the original estimate of four entries per page. (Some of our birth records
are twenty to a page.)

Our translator, whom we are so fortunate to have, thanks to Joel Ratner, is
busily working on our treasure trove. But we must keep the funds coming in
if the project is to blossom to completion. It is not beyond our reach. We
can accomplish the goal if all Keidaners are willing to be counted.

Contributions to LitvakSIG http://www.jewishgen.org/litvak/donor.htm
by check or credit card are tax-deductible as provided by law. Mail
contributions to LITVAKSIG, Inc., File 50194, Los Angeles, CA 90074-0194
Contribution forms may be faxed to 661/299-9198. Please indicate KEDAINIAI
for your VRI contribution.

Olga Zabludoff, Coordinator
Kedainiai/Keidan VRI Project


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Keidan VRI Project: a different donation #lithuania

Olga Zabludoff <oz@...>
 

The good news keeps coming--this time in the form of a most unusual donation
from Ben-Tsion Klibansky who lives in Israel. Ben-Tsion has donated to the
Vital Records Indexing (VRI) project the English translations of ten years
of Jewish vital records >from Keidan--six complete sets of birth records
and four complete years of marriage records. In short, a goldmine.

In 1999 Ben-Tsion, who was born in Vilna in 1960, spent three weeks at the
Lithuanian State Historical Archives copying records (which he subsequently
translated) for his personal research. His father and grandfather had been
born in Keidan; the family moved to Kovna in the 1930s. Ben-Tsion's father
survived the Shoah by a twist of destiny. A week before the Nazis invaded
Lithuania in June 1941, he was deported to Siberia by the Soviets.

Our project is saving a good deal of money by acquiring ten years of
translations, for which we thank Ben-Tsion deeply. But our need for funds
is now greater than ever because we have discovered that the volume of our
Keidan vital records is much more extensive than the original calculations.
We had estimated 18,000 records. That figure has now escalated for two
reasons: the Keidan records span into the year 1914 instead of ending at
1895, which had been the original finding. We have also discovered that
many of the pages of records contain far greater numbers of entries than
the original estimate of four entries per page. (Some of our birth records
are twenty to a page.)

Our translator, whom we are so fortunate to have, thanks to Joel Ratner, is
busily working on our treasure trove. But we must keep the funds coming in
if the project is to blossom to completion. It is not beyond our reach. We
can accomplish the goal if all Keidaners are willing to be counted.

Contributions to LitvakSIG http://www.jewishgen.org/litvak/donor.htm
by check or credit card are tax-deductible as provided by law. Mail
contributions to LITVAKSIG, Inc., File 50194, Los Angeles, CA 90074-0194
Contribution forms may be faxed to 661/299-9198. Please indicate KEDAINIAI
for your VRI contribution.

Olga Zabludoff, Coordinator
Kedainiai/Keidan VRI Project


Sokal, Ukraine. #poland

Gabriela Khoury <gabriela_k25@...>
 

Dear All,

Would anyone be able to tell me if there is a special interest group or a
specific website on the town Sokal in the Ukraine.

If you have any information on this town could you please email me on
gabriela_k25@hotmail.com

Any help would be greatly appreciated,

Thank you,

Gabriela Khoury.


Researching-
Wielkie Oczy: WOLFUSS, WOLFUS.
Sokal: WOLFUSS, WOLFUS.

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Indices to records >from this town are searchable in
the Jewish Records Indexing-Poland database.


JRI Poland #Poland Sokal, Ukraine. #poland

Gabriela Khoury <gabriela_k25@...>
 

Dear All,

Would anyone be able to tell me if there is a special interest group or a
specific website on the town Sokal in the Ukraine.

If you have any information on this town could you please email me on
gabriela_k25@hotmail.com

Any help would be greatly appreciated,

Thank you,

Gabriela Khoury.


Researching-
Wielkie Oczy: WOLFUSS, WOLFUS.
Sokal: WOLFUSS, WOLFUS.

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Indices to records >from this town are searchable in
the Jewish Records Indexing-Poland database.