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Przemysl Cadastral Map 1942 on the Gesher Galicia Map Room #poland

Jay Osborn <jay.osborn@...>
 

Yes, the subject line says 1942... when Przemysl was under wartime
German occupation. We've just posted to the Gesher Galicia Map Room a
rare example of a property (cadastral) survey map produced during
World War II:

http://maps.geshergalicia.org/cadastral/przemysl-1942-2/

It's a complete, single-color lithographed map of the entire city of
Przemysl with surrounding suburbs, based on a pre-war Polish cadastral
survey; analysis by Gesher Galicia of features of this and other maps
brackets that earlier Polish survey between 1928 and 1939 (when
bridges and synagogues were destroyed); some clues suggest it may
predate 1935. New elements of the city appearing after the Austrian
1852 cadastral map include the "New" or Scheinbach synagogue, the new
Jewish cemetery, the Jewish hospital, and a Jewish high school.

Roughly 80 years after the 1852 survey, by the 1930s the city had
grown and developed significantly, but the layout of the city center
remained largely the same. Surprisingly, no new parcel and building
number scheme had been introduced, although many parcels had been
split, joined, or changed, and many new buildings were built on empty
land or replacing older structures. Comparison with the 19th-century
cadastral map is striking:

http://maps.geshergalicia.org/cadastral/przemysl-1852-2/

For example, the new Jewish cemetery is numbered #675/1 in 1942; in
1852, there was no cemetery but parcel #675 is one of the farm fields
in the same location. This type of numbering continuity is very
unusual over such a long span of years.

It's important to note that these building and parcel numbers are for
tax identification, not street addresses like postal locations. For
much of the Galician period, cadastral numbers served as the only
location identifier, so house numbers on older vital records and other
documents can be directly correlated to buildings and/or parcels on
the early maps. In many towns such as Przemysl, eventually street
addresses replaced property numbers as the primary location identifier
in most records, except for property records; this is similar to the
separation of street addresses and parcel numbers in many parts of the
US today. However, in some smaller villages throughout the former
Austrian Empire, original cadastral house numbers persist today as the
only building identifier for postal and other purposes.

Because the 1852 and pre-war land surveys were so detailed, often it
is possible to correlate later building street addresses to specific
outlines on the earlier maps. Two historical street maps of Przemysl
are viewable in the excellent digital urban maps database of the Lviv
Center for Urban History of East Central Europe, >from 1907 and 1937:

http://www.lvivcenter.org/en/umd/location/przemysl/

and of course you can use several online maps (Google, Bing, etc.) to
correlate the buildings on our cadastral maps to modern street
addresses; the online map at OpenStreetMap.org is especially useful
for that.

We hope you enjoy viewing and using this rare wartime cadastral map as
an important link between Austrian Galicia and modern Poland.

Images for this 1942 map were provided to Gesher Galicia by the
Archiwum Panstwowe w Rzeszowie:
http://www.rzeszow.ap.gov.pl/index1.php

The GG Map Room home page: http://maps.geshergalicia.org/

Jay Osborn
Gesher Galicia Map Room Coordinator
Warsaw, Poland
maps@geshergalicia.org


JRI Poland #Poland Przemysl Cadastral Map 1942 on the Gesher Galicia Map Room #poland

Jay Osborn <jay.osborn@...>
 

Yes, the subject line says 1942... when Przemysl was under wartime
German occupation. We've just posted to the Gesher Galicia Map Room a
rare example of a property (cadastral) survey map produced during
World War II:

http://maps.geshergalicia.org/cadastral/przemysl-1942-2/

It's a complete, single-color lithographed map of the entire city of
Przemysl with surrounding suburbs, based on a pre-war Polish cadastral
survey; analysis by Gesher Galicia of features of this and other maps
brackets that earlier Polish survey between 1928 and 1939 (when
bridges and synagogues were destroyed); some clues suggest it may
predate 1935. New elements of the city appearing after the Austrian
1852 cadastral map include the "New" or Scheinbach synagogue, the new
Jewish cemetery, the Jewish hospital, and a Jewish high school.

Roughly 80 years after the 1852 survey, by the 1930s the city had
grown and developed significantly, but the layout of the city center
remained largely the same. Surprisingly, no new parcel and building
number scheme had been introduced, although many parcels had been
split, joined, or changed, and many new buildings were built on empty
land or replacing older structures. Comparison with the 19th-century
cadastral map is striking:

http://maps.geshergalicia.org/cadastral/przemysl-1852-2/

For example, the new Jewish cemetery is numbered #675/1 in 1942; in
1852, there was no cemetery but parcel #675 is one of the farm fields
in the same location. This type of numbering continuity is very
unusual over such a long span of years.

It's important to note that these building and parcel numbers are for
tax identification, not street addresses like postal locations. For
much of the Galician period, cadastral numbers served as the only
location identifier, so house numbers on older vital records and other
documents can be directly correlated to buildings and/or parcels on
the early maps. In many towns such as Przemysl, eventually street
addresses replaced property numbers as the primary location identifier
in most records, except for property records; this is similar to the
separation of street addresses and parcel numbers in many parts of the
US today. However, in some smaller villages throughout the former
Austrian Empire, original cadastral house numbers persist today as the
only building identifier for postal and other purposes.

Because the 1852 and pre-war land surveys were so detailed, often it
is possible to correlate later building street addresses to specific
outlines on the earlier maps. Two historical street maps of Przemysl
are viewable in the excellent digital urban maps database of the Lviv
Center for Urban History of East Central Europe, >from 1907 and 1937:

http://www.lvivcenter.org/en/umd/location/przemysl/

and of course you can use several online maps (Google, Bing, etc.) to
correlate the buildings on our cadastral maps to modern street
addresses; the online map at OpenStreetMap.org is especially useful
for that.

We hope you enjoy viewing and using this rare wartime cadastral map as
an important link between Austrian Galicia and modern Poland.

Images for this 1942 map were provided to Gesher Galicia by the
Archiwum Panstwowe w Rzeszowie:
http://www.rzeszow.ap.gov.pl/index1.php

The GG Map Room home page: http://maps.geshergalicia.org/

Jay Osborn
Gesher Galicia Map Room Coordinator
Warsaw, Poland
maps@geshergalicia.org


Lodz Census Registration Cards 1916-1921 - More news #poland

Stanley Diamond
 

On Sunday, JRI-Poland Lodz Archive Coordinator Roni Liebowitz posted
a message announcing that "A few days ago, the Polish State Archives
added digital images of about 135,000 Lodz registration cards to their
online website www.szukajwarchiwach.pl website."

Roni also advised that links to those cards now appear in the
JRI-Poland search results table for any records relating to Lodz.
The link "Click here for a new source of Lodz records" alerts
researchers to this new source as described on this JRI-Poland page.
http://jri-poland.org/psa/lodz-registration-card-scans.htm

The news of this linking was passed to Director Zawilski of the Lodz
Archives along with the heartfelt message of appreciation posted by
Ron Brandt on the Lodz Area Research Group list.

Director Zawilski responded as follows:

" I'm very glad to hear that our work is bringing many positive
emotions.

I can tell you that second part of registration cards (Spis Ludnosci
1916-1921) will be on szukajwarchiwach.pl website since March 2016.

Best wishes to all members of JRI-Poland.

Piotr Zawilski
Archiwum Panstwowe w 1odzi"


I believe Lodz researchers will be as delighted by the warm greetings
from Director Zawilski as we are, and the news he shares that the
the remaining registration cards will be available in March 2016,

We have been asked "will JRI-Poland provide direct links to these
registration cards?" With more than 200,000 cards in all, this would
be a huge challenge. But, it is a challenge we are willing to consider
if a serious volunteer steps forward to lead the project.

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


JRI Poland #Poland Lodz Census Registration Cards 1916-1921 - More news #poland

Stanley Diamond
 

On Sunday, JRI-Poland Lodz Archive Coordinator Roni Liebowitz posted
a message announcing that "A few days ago, the Polish State Archives
added digital images of about 135,000 Lodz registration cards to their
online website www.szukajwarchiwach.pl website."

Roni also advised that links to those cards now appear in the
JRI-Poland search results table for any records relating to Lodz.
The link "Click here for a new source of Lodz records" alerts
researchers to this new source as described on this JRI-Poland page.
http://jri-poland.org/psa/lodz-registration-card-scans.htm

The news of this linking was passed to Director Zawilski of the Lodz
Archives along with the heartfelt message of appreciation posted by
Ron Brandt on the Lodz Area Research Group list.

Director Zawilski responded as follows:

" I'm very glad to hear that our work is bringing many positive
emotions.

I can tell you that second part of registration cards (Spis Ludnosci
1916-1921) will be on szukajwarchiwach.pl website since March 2016.

Best wishes to all members of JRI-Poland.

Piotr Zawilski
Archiwum Panstwowe w 1odzi"


I believe Lodz researchers will be as delighted by the warm greetings
from Director Zawilski as we are, and the news he shares that the
the remaining registration cards will be available in March 2016,

We have been asked "will JRI-Poland provide direct links to these
registration cards?" With more than 200,000 cards in all, this would
be a huge challenge. But, it is a challenge we are willing to consider
if a serious volunteer steps forward to lead the project.

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


JewishGen Education Courses January 2016 #usa

Phyllis Kramer
 

Did you want to hone your JewishGen and research skills? JewishGen
Education is offering two classes in January...

Basic 1 - Exploring JewishGen (Jan 4) is a two week self paced text
class with exercises and is available at no charge to 'genners who
have donated $100 within the last 12 months.
Research Your Roots on JewishGen (Jan 18) is a four week personal
personal mentoring course where you can select one branch (where you
know the town of origin) and the instructor will personally assist you
in your research using the JewishGen website.

Please look at the full course descriptions, instructors, tuition, and
requirements at www.jewishgen.org/education.

Phyllis Kramer, vp, education, JewishGen
Nancy Holden, Instruction Manager, JewishGen
phylliskramer1@gmail.com


Early American SIG #USA JewishGen Education Courses January 2016 #usa

Phyllis Kramer
 

Did you want to hone your JewishGen and research skills? JewishGen
Education is offering two classes in January...

Basic 1 - Exploring JewishGen (Jan 4) is a two week self paced text
class with exercises and is available at no charge to 'genners who
have donated $100 within the last 12 months.
Research Your Roots on JewishGen (Jan 18) is a four week personal
personal mentoring course where you can select one branch (where you
know the town of origin) and the instructor will personally assist you
in your research using the JewishGen website.

Please look at the full course descriptions, instructors, tuition, and
requirements at www.jewishgen.org/education.

Phyllis Kramer, vp, education, JewishGen
Nancy Holden, Instruction Manager, JewishGen
phylliskramer1@gmail.com


Memorial Plaques Database Grows to More Than 105,000 Records. Please help us grow! #usa

Nolan Altman
 

JewishGen is proud to announce its year-end 2015 Update for the Memorial
Plaques Database (MPD). The MPD database can be accessed at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Memorial/ The MPD database includes the
data >from plaques and Yizkor lists >from synagogue and other organizations.
Many of these sources include patronymic information.

This update added approximately 23,000 records and 15,500 photos >from Canada
and the US. These records come >from 40 different synagogues and other
institutions. (Explanatory files, maps and description files are in the
process of being added.)

We believe that the MPD is a good example of how users of JewishGen's
databases can "give back". If you are a member of a synagogue or other
organization with memorial plaques or Yizkor lists, please consider helping
us to grow this database. You can find more information on submitting data
at http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Memorial/Submit.htm If you have
additional questions, please contact me directly.

For a complete listing of the institutions currently in the database, please
see http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Memorial/tree/MemList.htm

Nolan Altman
NAltman@JewishGen.org
JewishGen VP for Data Acquisition
December, 2015


Year End Update - JOWBR Grows to Over 2.77 Million Records! #usa

Nolan Altman
 

JewishGen is proud to announce its 2015 year end update to the JOWBR
(JewishGen's Online Worldwide Burial Registry) database. The JOWBR database
can be accessed at http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/ If you're
a new JOWBR user, we recommend that you visit our screencast page at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/Screencasts/ and take a look at
the first two explanatory screencasts.

This update, our largest ever, adds approximately 335,000 new records
and 15,800 new photos. The database is adding and/or updating 691
cemeteries. This update brings JOWBR's holdings to 2.774 million records
from almost 6,000 cemeteries / cemetery sections representing 121 countries!
(Explanatory files, maps and description files are in the process of being
added.)

Once again, donors for this update include a mix of individuals, Jewish
genealogical societies, historical societies and museums. We appreciate all
our donor's submissions and the transliteration work done by a faithful
group of JewishGen volunteers.

The most significant addition to JOWBR comes >from the Association of
Jewish Genealogy of Argentina (AJGA). Due to their efforts, we have been
able to add approximately 225,000 >from Argentina and an additional 25,000
records >from other South American countries. Thank you AJGA!

Along with the sets >from Argentina, Chile and Uruguay, other
significant additions to the database include collections >from Slutsk
(Belarus), France, Germany, Moldova, Serbia and the United States. Please
check the cemetery inventory at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/tree/CemList.htm for a complete
listing.

JOWBR continues to add thousands of records of Jewish veteran burials
in military cemeteries predominantly >from World War I in France, Italy and
Belgium and other cemeteries around the world.

This update also includes our first records >from 6 new countries, some
are for veteran burials; Chile, Iran, Macedonia, New Guinea, Nigeria, and
Zambia.

Visit http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/tree/CemList.htm for
a complete listing of cemeteries currently in the JOWBR database.

I want to particularly thank Eric Feinstein who has been helping me to
find and gain permission to add many of the German towns in addition to
records >from under-represented countries. Eric's group of volunteers
includes Sandra Bennett, Julie Bolton, Sharon Duckman, Aaron Goldberg, Henry
Graupner, Ann Meddin Hellman, Maurice Kessler, Harriet Mayer, Hans Nord,
Irina Roskin, Adina Schwartz, Suzanne Tarica, and Sari Tuomioja. In
addition, without our volunteer transliterators, led by Gilberto Jugend, we
would not be able to add the information >from some very difficult to read
photos.

We appreciate all the work our donors have done and encourage you to
make additional submissions. Whether you work on a cemetery / cemetery
section individually or consider a group project for your local Society,
temple or other group, it's your submissions that help grow the JOWBR
database and make it possible for researchers and family members to find
answers they otherwise might not. Please also consider other organizations
you may be affiliated with that may already have done cemetery indexing that
would consider having their records included in the JOWBR database.

Nolan Altman
NAltman@JewishGen.org
JewishGen VP for Data Acquisition
December, 2015


IMPORTANT REQUEST TO OUR DEAR JEWISHGEN FAMILY #usa

Groll, Avraham
 

This week we ask you to help JewishGen. 

We are a small, independent organization (with only 3 staff members)
that relies completely on the support of those who utilize our
services. We are not publicly funded and have more than 1,000
volunteers throughout the world. 

We're sustained by donations averaging about $75-$100. Only a small
percentage of the thousands of our users are in a position to
contribute funds financially. If everyone reading this right now made
a donation of $75-$100, our fundraiser would be done by the end of
the day. 

Investing in JewishGen allows us to continue our important work. >from
the JGFF (Family Finder), to our InfoFiles, Yizkor Book translations,
KehilaLinks and Databases, we are continually focused on improving
and expanding our offerings. It's because of our users support that we
added more than 1 million records this year, for a total of more than
22 million overall.

If JewishGen is useful to you, please take one minute and support our
important work. Everything we offer at JewishGen is at no cost. We
believe strongly that everyone should have access to free information
about their Jewish family history and information, and we need your help. 

Please support our important work, by visiting:
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=64

Thank you in advance, we can't do this without you.
- The JewishGen Team


Early American SIG #USA Memorial Plaques Database Grows to More Than 105,000 Records. Please help us grow! #usa

Nolan Altman
 

JewishGen is proud to announce its year-end 2015 Update for the Memorial
Plaques Database (MPD). The MPD database can be accessed at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Memorial/ The MPD database includes the
data >from plaques and Yizkor lists >from synagogue and other organizations.
Many of these sources include patronymic information.

This update added approximately 23,000 records and 15,500 photos >from Canada
and the US. These records come >from 40 different synagogues and other
institutions. (Explanatory files, maps and description files are in the
process of being added.)

We believe that the MPD is a good example of how users of JewishGen's
databases can "give back". If you are a member of a synagogue or other
organization with memorial plaques or Yizkor lists, please consider helping
us to grow this database. You can find more information on submitting data
at http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Memorial/Submit.htm If you have
additional questions, please contact me directly.

For a complete listing of the institutions currently in the database, please
see http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Memorial/tree/MemList.htm

Nolan Altman
NAltman@JewishGen.org
JewishGen VP for Data Acquisition
December, 2015


Early American SIG #USA Year End Update - JOWBR Grows to Over 2.77 Million Records! #usa

Nolan Altman
 

JewishGen is proud to announce its 2015 year end update to the JOWBR
(JewishGen's Online Worldwide Burial Registry) database. The JOWBR database
can be accessed at http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/ If you're
a new JOWBR user, we recommend that you visit our screencast page at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/Screencasts/ and take a look at
the first two explanatory screencasts.

This update, our largest ever, adds approximately 335,000 new records
and 15,800 new photos. The database is adding and/or updating 691
cemeteries. This update brings JOWBR's holdings to 2.774 million records
from almost 6,000 cemeteries / cemetery sections representing 121 countries!
(Explanatory files, maps and description files are in the process of being
added.)

Once again, donors for this update include a mix of individuals, Jewish
genealogical societies, historical societies and museums. We appreciate all
our donor's submissions and the transliteration work done by a faithful
group of JewishGen volunteers.

The most significant addition to JOWBR comes >from the Association of
Jewish Genealogy of Argentina (AJGA). Due to their efforts, we have been
able to add approximately 225,000 >from Argentina and an additional 25,000
records >from other South American countries. Thank you AJGA!

Along with the sets >from Argentina, Chile and Uruguay, other
significant additions to the database include collections >from Slutsk
(Belarus), France, Germany, Moldova, Serbia and the United States. Please
check the cemetery inventory at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/tree/CemList.htm for a complete
listing.

JOWBR continues to add thousands of records of Jewish veteran burials
in military cemeteries predominantly >from World War I in France, Italy and
Belgium and other cemeteries around the world.

This update also includes our first records >from 6 new countries, some
are for veteran burials; Chile, Iran, Macedonia, New Guinea, Nigeria, and
Zambia.

Visit http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/tree/CemList.htm for
a complete listing of cemeteries currently in the JOWBR database.

I want to particularly thank Eric Feinstein who has been helping me to
find and gain permission to add many of the German towns in addition to
records >from under-represented countries. Eric's group of volunteers
includes Sandra Bennett, Julie Bolton, Sharon Duckman, Aaron Goldberg, Henry
Graupner, Ann Meddin Hellman, Maurice Kessler, Harriet Mayer, Hans Nord,
Irina Roskin, Adina Schwartz, Suzanne Tarica, and Sari Tuomioja. In
addition, without our volunteer transliterators, led by Gilberto Jugend, we
would not be able to add the information >from some very difficult to read
photos.

We appreciate all the work our donors have done and encourage you to
make additional submissions. Whether you work on a cemetery / cemetery
section individually or consider a group project for your local Society,
temple or other group, it's your submissions that help grow the JOWBR
database and make it possible for researchers and family members to find
answers they otherwise might not. Please also consider other organizations
you may be affiliated with that may already have done cemetery indexing that
would consider having their records included in the JOWBR database.

Nolan Altman
NAltman@JewishGen.org
JewishGen VP for Data Acquisition
December, 2015


Early American SIG #USA IMPORTANT REQUEST TO OUR DEAR JEWISHGEN FAMILY #usa

Groll, Avraham
 

This week we ask you to help JewishGen. 

We are a small, independent organization (with only 3 staff members)
that relies completely on the support of those who utilize our
services. We are not publicly funded and have more than 1,000
volunteers throughout the world. 

We're sustained by donations averaging about $75-$100. Only a small
percentage of the thousands of our users are in a position to
contribute funds financially. If everyone reading this right now made
a donation of $75-$100, our fundraiser would be done by the end of
the day. 

Investing in JewishGen allows us to continue our important work. >from
the JGFF (Family Finder), to our InfoFiles, Yizkor Book translations,
KehilaLinks and Databases, we are continually focused on improving
and expanding our offerings. It's because of our users support that we
added more than 1 million records this year, for a total of more than
22 million overall.

If JewishGen is useful to you, please take one minute and support our
important work. Everything we offer at JewishGen is at no cost. We
believe strongly that everyone should have access to free information
about their Jewish family history and information, and we need your help. 

Please support our important work, by visiting:
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=64

Thank you in advance, we can't do this without you.
- The JewishGen Team


New member seeking HELLER family pre 1880 #usa

David Heller <dv8ch@...>
 

George David Van Name HELLER was my grandfather. Our family can be traced
back to NYC but no further. My grandfathers brother died in Pennsylvania.

David Heller <dv8ch@myfairpoint.net>

Moderator note to Mr. Heller and all SIG members-
You need to give more information than this if you expect to
have successful results >from posts to this list.


Early American SIG #USA New member seeking HELLER family pre 1880 #usa

David Heller <dv8ch@...>
 

George David Van Name HELLER was my grandfather. Our family can be traced
back to NYC but no further. My grandfathers brother died in Pennsylvania.

David Heller <dv8ch@myfairpoint.net>

Moderator note to Mr. Heller and all SIG members-
You need to give more information than this if you expect to
have successful results >from posts to this list.


JewishGen Education Courses January 2016 #germany

Phyllis Kramer
 

Did you want to hone your JewishGen and research skills? JewishGen
Education is offering two classes in January...

Basic 1 - Exploring JewishGen (Jan 4) is a two week self paced text
class with exercises and is available at no charge to 'genners who
have donated $100 within the last 12 months.
Research Your Roots on JewishGen (Jan 18) is a four week personal
personal mentoring course where you can select one branch (where you
know the town of origin) and the instructor will personally assist you
in your research using the JewishGen website.

Please look at the full course descriptions, instructors, tuition, and
requirements at www.jewishgen.org/education.

Phyllis Kramer, vp, education, JewishGen phylliskramer1@gmail.com
Nancy Holden, Instruction Manager, JewishGen


German SIG #Germany JewishGen Education Courses January 2016 #germany

Phyllis Kramer
 

Did you want to hone your JewishGen and research skills? JewishGen
Education is offering two classes in January...

Basic 1 - Exploring JewishGen (Jan 4) is a two week self paced text
class with exercises and is available at no charge to 'genners who
have donated $100 within the last 12 months.
Research Your Roots on JewishGen (Jan 18) is a four week personal
personal mentoring course where you can select one branch (where you
know the town of origin) and the instructor will personally assist you
in your research using the JewishGen website.

Please look at the full course descriptions, instructors, tuition, and
requirements at www.jewishgen.org/education.

Phyllis Kramer, vp, education, JewishGen phylliskramer1@gmail.com
Nancy Holden, Instruction Manager, JewishGen


Re: World War I Army Record #germany

Tobias A. Kemper <kemper@...>
 

Hello,

Searching for the military record of my grandfather, Isidor ELIAS,
b. 4 July 1871 in KIRBURG, Westerwaldkreis, Germany.

He served in Romania during his time in the military. Any assistance
appreciated.
Kirburg was in the Prussian Province Hessen-Nassau. So he has served in
the Prussian army. The Prussian military archives are lost in the
bombing of Potsdam in 1945.

Isidor Elias is NOT mentioned in the Verlustlisten (lists of military
losses [dead, wounded, ill, captured].
http://des.genealogy.net/eingabe-verlustlisten/search/index

Regards, Tobias Kemper in Germany kemper@lenz-kemper.de


German SIG #Germany Re: World War I Army Record #germany

Tobias A. Kemper <kemper@...>
 

Hello,

Searching for the military record of my grandfather, Isidor ELIAS,
b. 4 July 1871 in KIRBURG, Westerwaldkreis, Germany.

He served in Romania during his time in the military. Any assistance
appreciated.
Kirburg was in the Prussian Province Hessen-Nassau. So he has served in
the Prussian army. The Prussian military archives are lost in the
bombing of Potsdam in 1945.

Isidor Elias is NOT mentioned in the Verlustlisten (lists of military
losses [dead, wounded, ill, captured].
http://des.genealogy.net/eingabe-verlustlisten/search/index

Regards, Tobias Kemper in Germany kemper@lenz-kemper.de


Memorial Plaques Database Grows to More Than 105,000 Records. Please help us grow! #ciechanow #poland

Nolan Altman
 

JewishGen is proud to announce its year-end 2015 Update for the Memorial
Plaques Database (MPD). The MPD database can be accessed at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Memorial/ The MPD database includes the
data >from plaques and Yizkor lists >from synagogue and other organizations.
Many of these sources include patronymic information.

This update added approximately 23,000 records and 15,500 photos >from Canada
and the US. These records come >from 40 different synagogues and other
institutions. (Explanatory files, maps and description files are in the
process of being added.)

We believe that the MPD is a good example of how users of JewishGen's
databases can "give back". If you are a member of a synagogue or other
organization with memorial plaques or Yizkor lists, please consider helping
us to grow this database. You can find more information on submitting data
at http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Memorial/Submit.htm If you have
additional questions, please contact me directly.

For a complete listing of the institutions currently in the database, please
see http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Memorial/tree/MemList.htm

Nolan Altman
NAltman@JewishGen.org
JewishGen VP for Data Acquisition
December, 2015


Year End Update - JOWBR Grows to Over 2.77 Million Records! #ciechanow #poland

Nolan Altman
 

JewishGen is proud to announce its 2015 year end update to the JOWBR
(JewishGen's Online Worldwide Burial Registry) database. The JOWBR database
can be accessed at http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/ If you're
a new JOWBR user, we recommend that you visit our screencast page at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/Screencasts/ and take a look at
the first two explanatory screencasts.

This update, our largest ever, adds approximately 335,000 new records
and 15,800 new photos. The database is adding and/or updating 691
cemeteries. This update brings JOWBR's holdings to 2.774 million records
from almost 6,000 cemeteries / cemetery sections representing 121 countries!
(Explanatory files, maps and description files are in the process of being
added.)

Once again, donors for this update include a mix of individuals, Jewish
genealogical societies, historical societies and museums. We appreciate all
our donor's submissions and the transliteration work done by a faithful
group of JewishGen volunteers.

The most significant addition to JOWBR comes >from the Association of
Jewish Genealogy of Argentina (AJGA). Due to their efforts, we have been
able to add approximately 225,000 >from Argentina and an additional 25,000
records >from other South American countries. Thank you AJGA!

Along with the sets >from Argentina, Chile and Uruguay, other
significant additions to the database include collections >from Slutsk
(Belarus), France, Germany, Moldova, Serbia and the United States. Please
check the cemetery inventory at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/tree/CemList.htm for a complete
listing.

JOWBR continues to add thousands of records of Jewish veteran burials
in military cemeteries predominantly >from World War I in France, Italy and
Belgium and other cemeteries around the world.

This update also includes our first records >from 6 new countries, some
are for veteran burials; Chile, Iran, Macedonia, New Guinea, Nigeria, and
Zambia.

Visit http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/tree/CemList.htm for
a complete listing of cemeteries currently in the JOWBR database.

I want to particularly thank Eric Feinstein who has been helping me to
find and gain permission to add many of the German towns in addition to
records >from under-represented countries. Eric's group of volunteers
includes Sandra Bennett, Julie Bolton, Sharon Duckman, Aaron Goldberg, Henry
Graupner, Ann Meddin Hellman, Maurice Kessler, Harriet Mayer, Hans Nord,
Irina Roskin, Adina Schwartz, Suzanne Tarica, and Sari Tuomioja. In
addition, without our volunteer transliterators, led by Gilberto Jugend, we
would not be able to add the information >from some very difficult to read
photos.

We appreciate all the work our donors have done and encourage you to
make additional submissions. Whether you work on a cemetery / cemetery
section individually or consider a group project for your local Society,
temple or other group, it's your submissions that help grow the JOWBR
database and make it possible for researchers and family members to find
answers they otherwise might not. Please also consider other organizations
you may be affiliated with that may already have done cemetery indexing that
would consider having their records included in the JOWBR database.

Nolan Altman
NAltman@JewishGen.org
JewishGen VP for Data Acquisition
December, 2015

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