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1911 Census (UK) for Wales now on-Line #general

jan meisels allen <janmallen@...>
 

Last October 20, 21 and December 27 I reported to this Forum that parts of the
1911 Census for England, Wales and Ireland being released before the 100-year rule
(for background on why read the October 20, 2008 posting by going to the JewishGen
archives). The National Archives developed an on-line 1911 census service with its
external partner FindMypast.com. (www.findmypast.com)

To access the records, G-go to http://www.1911census.co.uk/ click about the 1911
census" then on the left hand side click "The Welsh Records".

Every ten years the United Kingdom (for purposes of this posting, England and
Wales) conducts a census. There is a long-standing rule that census information may
not be released in less than 100 years. The 1911 census for Wales has just been
released and posted on-line at FindMyPast.com. The census was taken Sunday, April
2, 1911 and covers 2.4 million people. The 1911 census is the most detailed census
since the UK started to take the decennial census and the first in which the
original census forms were preserved, therefore enabling the viewer to see the
person's actual handwriting. There are some unique challenges for the Welsh census.
Prior to the 1911 census, only the enumerators’ books were retained, and these were
completed in English. On the 1911 census, householders were given the option of
filling in the form in Welsh or English. Around eight and a half per cent of the
population in Wales spoke Welsh as their first language, so a percentage of the
forms were written in Welsh. The difficulty of searching Welsh records is
compounded by the fact that a few common surnames account for a large percentage of
the population, and you may need extra information to narrow your search. On the
FindMyPast website under Welsh records, they have Welsh translation tables and
search tips to assist you, as well as a sample of the census form.

Information contained on the census form includes: the name, age, place of birth,
marital status and occupation of every resident in every home, as well as their
relationship to the head of the household. Because these records were released in
advance of the scheduled 2012 date, certain sensitive information relating to
infirmity and to children of women prisoners is not yet available.

This is a subscription-based site; searches are free, but you pay as you go to view
each record - 10 credits per transcript and 30 credits for each original household
page. Visitors to the website can buy 60 credits for £6.95.

Great News! FindMyPast.com will be one of the many available databases on the 28
resource room computers at the 29th International Conference on Jewish Genealogy in
Philadelphia August 2-7, 2009! FindMyPast.com is making their databases free on the
resource room computers- so take advantage while you are at the conference!

Jan Meisels Allen
Director, IAJGS and
Chairperson, Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen 1911 Census (UK) for Wales now on-Line #general

jan meisels allen <janmallen@...>
 

Last October 20, 21 and December 27 I reported to this Forum that parts of the
1911 Census for England, Wales and Ireland being released before the 100-year rule
(for background on why read the October 20, 2008 posting by going to the JewishGen
archives). The National Archives developed an on-line 1911 census service with its
external partner FindMypast.com. (www.findmypast.com)

To access the records, G-go to http://www.1911census.co.uk/ click about the 1911
census" then on the left hand side click "The Welsh Records".

Every ten years the United Kingdom (for purposes of this posting, England and
Wales) conducts a census. There is a long-standing rule that census information may
not be released in less than 100 years. The 1911 census for Wales has just been
released and posted on-line at FindMyPast.com. The census was taken Sunday, April
2, 1911 and covers 2.4 million people. The 1911 census is the most detailed census
since the UK started to take the decennial census and the first in which the
original census forms were preserved, therefore enabling the viewer to see the
person's actual handwriting. There are some unique challenges for the Welsh census.
Prior to the 1911 census, only the enumerators’ books were retained, and these were
completed in English. On the 1911 census, householders were given the option of
filling in the form in Welsh or English. Around eight and a half per cent of the
population in Wales spoke Welsh as their first language, so a percentage of the
forms were written in Welsh. The difficulty of searching Welsh records is
compounded by the fact that a few common surnames account for a large percentage of
the population, and you may need extra information to narrow your search. On the
FindMyPast website under Welsh records, they have Welsh translation tables and
search tips to assist you, as well as a sample of the census form.

Information contained on the census form includes: the name, age, place of birth,
marital status and occupation of every resident in every home, as well as their
relationship to the head of the household. Because these records were released in
advance of the scheduled 2012 date, certain sensitive information relating to
infirmity and to children of women prisoners is not yet available.

This is a subscription-based site; searches are free, but you pay as you go to view
each record - 10 credits per transcript and 30 credits for each original household
page. Visitors to the website can buy 60 credits for £6.95.

Great News! FindMyPast.com will be one of the many available databases on the 28
resource room computers at the 29th International Conference on Jewish Genealogy in
Philadelphia August 2-7, 2009! FindMyPast.com is making their databases free on the
resource room computers- so take advantage while you are at the conference!

Jan Meisels Allen
Director, IAJGS and
Chairperson, Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Seeking publications of Sophia Warszawczyk Smolian #lithuania

Mark Strauss
 

Dear Litvaksig enthusiasts,

I'm trying to find publications of my great-great aunt, Sophia
Warszawczyk Smolian, originally >from Kovno and Lodz, sister of my
great-grandmother Anna Warszawczk Markel.

In her death, notice published in the NY Times on 11/23/1933, it stated
the following:
"Sophia Smolian, Yiddish poet and philosopher, widow of Oscar Smolian,
New York merchant, died yesterday at the home of her son... She was
born in Kovno, Lithuania, seventy six years ago. Her writings include
two volumes of poems and one volume of philosophy."

In researching yiddish poets and philosophers, I can not find any
records of her work. Does anyone have any knowledge of her
publications? I would be most appreciative.

Mark Strauss in New York
Searching: Strauss >from Zeteny,Slovakia and Scranton, PA; Berkowitz
from Slovakia and Wilkes Barre, PA; Markel (Margul) >from Lodz;
Warszawczk >from Kovno, Lithuania; and Brodie/Brody/Brauda/Broido >from
Ketovsky, Vilna Gubemia, Lithuania and Zizmai, Lithuania


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Seeking publications of Sophia Warszawczyk Smolian #lithuania

Mark Strauss
 

Dear Litvaksig enthusiasts,

I'm trying to find publications of my great-great aunt, Sophia
Warszawczyk Smolian, originally >from Kovno and Lodz, sister of my
great-grandmother Anna Warszawczk Markel.

In her death, notice published in the NY Times on 11/23/1933, it stated
the following:
"Sophia Smolian, Yiddish poet and philosopher, widow of Oscar Smolian,
New York merchant, died yesterday at the home of her son... She was
born in Kovno, Lithuania, seventy six years ago. Her writings include
two volumes of poems and one volume of philosophy."

In researching yiddish poets and philosophers, I can not find any
records of her work. Does anyone have any knowledge of her
publications? I would be most appreciative.

Mark Strauss in New York
Searching: Strauss >from Zeteny,Slovakia and Scranton, PA; Berkowitz
from Slovakia and Wilkes Barre, PA; Markel (Margul) >from Lodz;
Warszawczk >from Kovno, Lithuania; and Brodie/Brody/Brauda/Broido >from
Ketovsky, Vilna Gubemia, Lithuania and Zizmai, Lithuania


Miodowa Street Cemetery in Krakow #poland

Brian Blitz
 

About ten years ago, there was a message posted to the JewishGen lists
regarding an ongoing project to index the names in one of the burial
registers for the Miodowa Street Cemetery in Krakow (supposedly 20,000+
names). Can anyone direct me to the results of that project? I am familiar
with the lists on shoreshim.org, but those lists do not appear to have as
many names.

Alternatively, does anyone know who to contact to have someone look up
information in the burial register?

Thank you.

Regards,
Brian Blitz
New York
blitzba@hotmail.com

Researching: GLICKSTEIN/GLUCKSTERN (Sniatyn, Kamenka), DORTER (Galicia),
LANGER (Krakow), KLIMPL (Bohemia), SALZ (Krakow, Jaworow), HAUSELBERG/
HEISELBERG (Krakow, Jaworow), WEBER (Jaworow), ZIMMERMAN (Jaworow),
HEIMBERGER (Lvov, Brody, Vienna)


JRI Poland #Poland Miodowa Street Cemetery in Krakow #poland

Brian Blitz
 

About ten years ago, there was a message posted to the JewishGen lists
regarding an ongoing project to index the names in one of the burial
registers for the Miodowa Street Cemetery in Krakow (supposedly 20,000+
names). Can anyone direct me to the results of that project? I am familiar
with the lists on shoreshim.org, but those lists do not appear to have as
many names.

Alternatively, does anyone know who to contact to have someone look up
information in the burial register?

Thank you.

Regards,
Brian Blitz
New York
blitzba@hotmail.com

Researching: GLICKSTEIN/GLUCKSTERN (Sniatyn, Kamenka), DORTER (Galicia),
LANGER (Krakow), KLIMPL (Bohemia), SALZ (Krakow, Jaworow), HAUSELBERG/
HEISELBERG (Krakow, Jaworow), WEBER (Jaworow), ZIMMERMAN (Jaworow),
HEIMBERGER (Lvov, Brody, Vienna)


Re: Suicide in San Francisco, More #general

Ann Rabinowitz <annrab@...>
 

After a comment >from someone regarding their grandfather's suicide which was
mentioned in the newspaper in San Francisco, I would like to amend a bit my prior
comments on this topic.

I did a little more digging and found that indeed there were many attempted and
full suicides or just incidents describing the method of death (taking prussic
acid) which left no doubt that death was caused by suicide. There were also many
suspicious deaths which might have been murder and/or suicide. These were written
up as newsworthy stories in the San Francisco Chronicle with all of the gory
details splashed out in print. For just one year alone, 1897, I found thousands of
mentions. With all of the details or clues so well-defined, any latterday Jewish
genealogical detective can determine for themselves what really happened!!!

So, while the families may not have mentioned the event, the newspapers might have
and in great detail.

Ann Rabinowitz
annrab@bellsouth.net


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen RE: Suicide in San Francisco, More #general

Ann Rabinowitz <annrab@...>
 

After a comment >from someone regarding their grandfather's suicide which was
mentioned in the newspaper in San Francisco, I would like to amend a bit my prior
comments on this topic.

I did a little more digging and found that indeed there were many attempted and
full suicides or just incidents describing the method of death (taking prussic
acid) which left no doubt that death was caused by suicide. There were also many
suspicious deaths which might have been murder and/or suicide. These were written
up as newsworthy stories in the San Francisco Chronicle with all of the gory
details splashed out in print. For just one year alone, 1897, I found thousands of
mentions. With all of the details or clues so well-defined, any latterday Jewish
genealogical detective can determine for themselves what really happened!!!

So, while the families may not have mentioned the event, the newspapers might have
and in great detail.

Ann Rabinowitz
annrab@bellsouth.net


JGS of Illinois - June 14, 2009 Meeting #general

chifamgen <chifamgen@...>
 

Date: Sunday, June 14, 2009
Time: 2:00 p.m.
Place: Temple Beth Israel, 3601 W. Dempster Street, Skokie, IL
Topic: Beau Sharbrough will be presenting "Jewish Research on Footnote.com" and
"Automated Search Tools"

The lecture is free to JGSI Members; the charge for non-members is $10(which can be
applied to JGSI membership when you join by July 1, 2009). For more information and
to reserve your seat, phone 312-666-0100 or e-mail rsvp@jgsi.org For additional
information please visit http://www.jewishgen.org/jgsi

JGSI Publicity Chairman,
Sandy Imyak


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JGS of Illinois - June 14, 2009 Meeting #general

chifamgen <chifamgen@...>
 

Date: Sunday, June 14, 2009
Time: 2:00 p.m.
Place: Temple Beth Israel, 3601 W. Dempster Street, Skokie, IL
Topic: Beau Sharbrough will be presenting "Jewish Research on Footnote.com" and
"Automated Search Tools"

The lecture is free to JGSI Members; the charge for non-members is $10(which can be
applied to JGSI membership when you join by July 1, 2009). For more information and
to reserve your seat, phone 312-666-0100 or e-mail rsvp@jgsi.org For additional
information please visit http://www.jewishgen.org/jgsi

JGSI Publicity Chairman,
Sandy Imyak


Miodowa Street Cemetery in Krakow #galicia

Brian Blitz
 

About ten years ago, there was a message posted to the JewishGen
lists regarding an ongoing project to index the names in one of
the burial registers for the Miodowa Street Cemetery in Krakow
(supposedly 20,000+ names). Can anyone direct me to the results
of that project? I am familiar with the lists on shoreshim.org,
but those lists do not appear to have as many names.

Alternatively, does anyone know who to contact to have someone
look up information in the burial register?

Thank you.


Regards,
Brian Blitz
New York
blitzba@hotmail.com

Researching: GLICKSTEIN/GLUCKSTERN (Sniatyn, Kamenka), DORTER
(Galicia), LANGER (Krakow), KLIMPL (Bohemia), SALZ (Krakow,
Jaworow), HAUSELBERG/HEISELBERG (Krakow, Jaworow), WEBER
(Jaworow), ZIMMERMAN (Jaworow), HEIMBERGER (Lvov, Brody, Vienna)

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Search past messages to JewishGen SIG lists at
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Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Miodowa Street Cemetery in Krakow #galicia

Brian Blitz
 

About ten years ago, there was a message posted to the JewishGen
lists regarding an ongoing project to index the names in one of
the burial registers for the Miodowa Street Cemetery in Krakow
(supposedly 20,000+ names). Can anyone direct me to the results
of that project? I am familiar with the lists on shoreshim.org,
but those lists do not appear to have as many names.

Alternatively, does anyone know who to contact to have someone
look up information in the burial register?

Thank you.


Regards,
Brian Blitz
New York
blitzba@hotmail.com

Researching: GLICKSTEIN/GLUCKSTERN (Sniatyn, Kamenka), DORTER
(Galicia), LANGER (Krakow), KLIMPL (Bohemia), SALZ (Krakow,
Jaworow), HAUSELBERG/HEISELBERG (Krakow, Jaworow), WEBER
(Jaworow), ZIMMERMAN (Jaworow), HEIMBERGER (Lvov, Brody, Vienna)

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Search past messages to JewishGen SIG lists at
<http://data.jewishgen.org/wconnect/wc.dll?jg~jgsys~sigspop>.
Search the JewishGen Discussion Group Archives at
<http://data.jewishgen.org/wconnect/wc.dll?jg~jgsys~archpop>.


indexes to recent California deaths? #general

Renee Steinig
 

I need to order the death certificate of a cousin who died in California in 2004.
According to the website of the California Dept. of Public Health, their average
processing time for a death record is 12 weeks. A faster alternative -- if I could
determine place of death -- would be to order the record >from the appropriate
county. Unfortunately, online California death indexes end in 1997 or 2000,
depending on the website, so they're no help. Are statewide death indexes covering
recent years available to the public at any repository in California? If so, where?

Thanks.

Renee

Renee Stern Steinig
Dix Hills, New York, USA
genmaven@gmail.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen indexes to recent California deaths? #general

Renee Steinig
 

I need to order the death certificate of a cousin who died in California in 2004.
According to the website of the California Dept. of Public Health, their average
processing time for a death record is 12 weeks. A faster alternative -- if I could
determine place of death -- would be to order the record >from the appropriate
county. Unfortunately, online California death indexes end in 1997 or 2000,
depending on the website, so they're no help. Are statewide death indexes covering
recent years available to the public at any repository in California? If so, where?

Thanks.

Renee

Renee Stern Steinig
Dix Hills, New York, USA
genmaven@gmail.com


Message to John F Singer bounced #general

Dana Dimitriu
 

Good morning,

my message to JohnFSinger@aol.com has bounced. I was asking Mr. Singer for
contacts regarding claims in the Czech Republic. If you see this message could you
please kindly get in touch with me - thank you very much in advance.

Kind regards,

Dana Dimitriu
RO - Bucuresti 011843
Email dana.dimitriu@web.de


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Message to John F Singer bounced #general

Dana Dimitriu
 

Good morning,

my message to JohnFSinger@aol.com has bounced. I was asking Mr. Singer for
contacts regarding claims in the Czech Republic. If you see this message could you
please kindly get in touch with me - thank you very much in advance.

Kind regards,

Dana Dimitriu
RO - Bucuresti 011843
Email dana.dimitriu@web.de


How to find a city #general

AllanDolgow@...
 

from time to time questions arises about a city location. There are many sources
that include search Google, Expedia Maps, etc., However,I suggest a good start
point is to use these sites: (http://geonames.nga.mil/ggmagaz/geonames4.asp)
and/or(http://www.fallingrain.com/world/) and include this source that may help:
(http://www.jewishgen.org/Cemetery/)

Allan Dolgow
West Sacramento, CA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen How to find a city #general

AllanDolgow@...
 

from time to time questions arises about a city location. There are many sources
that include search Google, Expedia Maps, etc., However,I suggest a good start
point is to use these sites: (http://geonames.nga.mil/ggmagaz/geonames4.asp)
and/or(http://www.fallingrain.com/world/) and include this source that may help:
(http://www.jewishgen.org/Cemetery/)

Allan Dolgow
West Sacramento, CA


Sophia WARSZAWCZYK Smolian, poet philosopher #general

Mark Strauss
 

Dear Jewishgen enthusiasts,
I'm trying to find publications of my great-great aunt, Sophia Warszawczyk Smolian,
originally >from Kovno and Lodz, sister of my great-grandmother Anna Warszawczk
Markel.

In her death, notice published in the NY Times on 11/23/1933, it stated the
following: "Sophia Smolian, Yiddish poet and philosopher, widow of Oscar Smolian,
New York merchant, died yesterday at the home of her son... She was born in Kovno,
Lithuania, seventy six years ago. Her writings include two volumes of poems and one
volume of philosophy."

In researching yiddish poets and philosophers, I can not find any records of her
work. Does anyone have any knowledge of her publications? I would be most
appreciative.

Mark Strauss in New York
Searching: Strauss >from Zeteny Slovakia; Berkowitz >from Slovakia; Markel (Margul)
from Lodz; and Brodie/Brody/Brauda/Broido >from Ketovsky, Vilna Gubemia, Lithuania
and Zizmai, Lithuania


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Sophia WARSZAWCZYK Smolian, poet philosopher #general

Mark Strauss
 

Dear Jewishgen enthusiasts,
I'm trying to find publications of my great-great aunt, Sophia Warszawczyk Smolian,
originally >from Kovno and Lodz, sister of my great-grandmother Anna Warszawczk
Markel.

In her death, notice published in the NY Times on 11/23/1933, it stated the
following: "Sophia Smolian, Yiddish poet and philosopher, widow of Oscar Smolian,
New York merchant, died yesterday at the home of her son... She was born in Kovno,
Lithuania, seventy six years ago. Her writings include two volumes of poems and one
volume of philosophy."

In researching yiddish poets and philosophers, I can not find any records of her
work. Does anyone have any knowledge of her publications? I would be most
appreciative.

Mark Strauss in New York
Searching: Strauss >from Zeteny Slovakia; Berkowitz >from Slovakia; Markel (Margul)
from Lodz; and Brodie/Brody/Brauda/Broido >from Ketovsky, Vilna Gubemia, Lithuania
and Zizmai, Lithuania