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JGS NY Meeting, Sunday, June 11 #general

Harriet Mayer
 

Jewish Genealogical Society (NY) Meeting
Sunday, June 11 at 2 PM
at the Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th St. New York, NY

Program: "Galician Portraits: The Story of Jews, Gentiles and Emperors"
Speaker: Dr. Andrew Zalewski

The story of Galician Jews is the story of many contrasts: poverty mixed with
opportunity, separateness with acculturation, the sounds of Yiddish and
Hebrew-filled "heders," while German and Polish were spoken in public schools. The
imperial edicts - the laws about Jewish marriages, surnames, secular schools,
military service and land ownership- brought a dizzying pace of changes, but also
plenty of controversies. Coming >from inside the Jewish community of Galicia, more
diverse and vibrant than typically acknowledged, was a wave of the Jewish
Enlightenment and a counterattack by traditionalists. Illustrated with pictures,
maps and historical documents, Dr. Zalewski will discuss his personal genealogical
discoveries within a larger historical context.

Andrew Zalewski is a physician and former Professor of Medicine at Jefferson
University in Philadelphia, where he practiced cardiology. Born in Poland, he has
published two books,"Galician Trails: The Forgotten Story of One Family" and
"Galician Portraits: In Search of Jewish Roots." He serves on the Board of Gesher
Galicia and is Executive Editor of "The Galitzianer."

At 1PM, prior to the JGS meeting, you are also welcome to join the Gesher Galicia
meeting: "Latest News, Projects and Tips."

The Ackman & Ziff Family Genealogy Institute will be open >from 11 AM to 4 PM.

More information is available at our website: www.jgsny.org and on our Facebook
page.

Submitted by
Harriet Glickman Mayer
JGS NY VP Communications
New York NY


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JGS NY Meeting, Sunday, June 11 #general

Harriet Mayer
 

Jewish Genealogical Society (NY) Meeting
Sunday, June 11 at 2 PM
at the Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th St. New York, NY

Program: "Galician Portraits: The Story of Jews, Gentiles and Emperors"
Speaker: Dr. Andrew Zalewski

The story of Galician Jews is the story of many contrasts: poverty mixed with
opportunity, separateness with acculturation, the sounds of Yiddish and
Hebrew-filled "heders," while German and Polish were spoken in public schools. The
imperial edicts - the laws about Jewish marriages, surnames, secular schools,
military service and land ownership- brought a dizzying pace of changes, but also
plenty of controversies. Coming >from inside the Jewish community of Galicia, more
diverse and vibrant than typically acknowledged, was a wave of the Jewish
Enlightenment and a counterattack by traditionalists. Illustrated with pictures,
maps and historical documents, Dr. Zalewski will discuss his personal genealogical
discoveries within a larger historical context.

Andrew Zalewski is a physician and former Professor of Medicine at Jefferson
University in Philadelphia, where he practiced cardiology. Born in Poland, he has
published two books,"Galician Trails: The Forgotten Story of One Family" and
"Galician Portraits: In Search of Jewish Roots." He serves on the Board of Gesher
Galicia and is Executive Editor of "The Galitzianer."

At 1PM, prior to the JGS meeting, you are also welcome to join the Gesher Galicia
meeting: "Latest News, Projects and Tips."

The Ackman & Ziff Family Genealogy Institute will be open >from 11 AM to 4 PM.

More information is available at our website: www.jgsny.org and on our Facebook
page.

Submitted by
Harriet Glickman Mayer
JGS NY VP Communications
New York NY


Correction to Wloclawek BMD Records 1897-1903 #poland

Fay Bussgang
 

An error that was discovered in the posting of the Wloclawek BMD Records
for 1897-1903 has been corrected. So if you did not find what you were
looking for, do try again.

Fay Bussgang

BURSZTAJN: Brzeziny, Poland
TORONCZYK: Wloclawek, Zychlin, Poland


JRI Poland #Poland Correction to Wloclawek BMD Records 1897-1903 #poland

Fay Bussgang
 

An error that was discovered in the posting of the Wloclawek BMD Records
for 1897-1903 has been corrected. So if you did not find what you were
looking for, do try again.

Fay Bussgang

BURSZTAJN: Brzeziny, Poland
TORONCZYK: Wloclawek, Zychlin, Poland


ViewMate translation request - Russian #poland

Randy Eckstein
 

I've posted a vital record in Russian for which I need a translation.

It's the marriage record of Mechel ANGER of Bilgoraj & Chaja NESTELBAUM
of Goraj. Seems like there was another groom's name on the record which
got crossed out & Mechel's added. I'm particularly interested in the
comments on the left hand side, which I imagine explains things.
And maybe you can figure out what the original name was.


It is on ViewMate at the following address
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM55261

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.
Thank you very much.

Randi Eckstein
San Jose, CA


JRI Poland #Poland ViewMate translation request - Russian #poland

Randy Eckstein
 

I've posted a vital record in Russian for which I need a translation.

It's the marriage record of Mechel ANGER of Bilgoraj & Chaja NESTELBAUM
of Goraj. Seems like there was another groom's name on the record which
got crossed out & Mechel's added. I'm particularly interested in the
comments on the left hand side, which I imagine explains things.
And maybe you can figure out what the original name was.


It is on ViewMate at the following address
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM55261

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.
Thank you very much.

Randi Eckstein
San Jose, CA


JRI-Poland adds more Warszawa Data to the Database #poland

hadassahlipsius
 

Jewish Records Indexing-Poland recently added 3570 more Warszawa records to
the JRI-Poland database >from Fond 200, covering the
1860-1915 time period.

With these new additions, the JRI-Poland database now has nearly 180,000
vital records for the city of Warszawa. We continue to work on adding
additional data, links and extracting more information on the data already
on line.

Good luck in your search!

Hadassah Lipsius
Warszawa Shtetl CO-OP Coordinator
Warszawa Archive Coordinator
JRI-Poland


JRI Poland #Poland JRI-Poland adds more Warszawa Data to the Database #poland

hadassahlipsius
 

Jewish Records Indexing-Poland recently added 3570 more Warszawa records to
the JRI-Poland database >from Fond 200, covering the
1860-1915 time period.

With these new additions, the JRI-Poland database now has nearly 180,000
vital records for the city of Warszawa. We continue to work on adding
additional data, links and extracting more information on the data already
on line.

Good luck in your search!

Hadassah Lipsius
Warszawa Shtetl CO-OP Coordinator
Warszawa Archive Coordinator
JRI-Poland


ViewMate translation requests, German language #general

Beverley Davis
 


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen ViewMate translation requests, German language #general

Beverley Davis
 


Family research in Rezina, Moldova: ROITMAN / SHTIVELBERG #bessarabia

Eli <eli_salomon@...>
 

Hello Bessarabia SIG,

I wanted to ask for your help in searching for records of the family of my great grandfather, Bencion
ROITMAN, and his wife, Toba SHTIVELBERG.  They lived in Rezina, Moldova, where my grandmother
Rachel ROITMAN and her siblings were born: Yehiel ROTIMAN, Bianca ROITMAN, Ruben ROITMAN,
Sona (Nathan) ROITMAN, and Moishe ROITMAN.  Bencion ROITMAN also had an earlier marriage
(wife name, unknown) with at least two children:  Shmuel (Shmeel) ROITMAN and Yosif ROITMAN. 
Bencion was allegedly the hazan in the Rezina synagogue.

I'd be especially interested to access the Rezina records and learn more about family ancestry. 
Unfortunately, I believe it is necessary to have a specialist locally access the records, and I'd
appreciate any advice in doing that (all recommendations are greatly appreciated).  Likewise, I'd
appreciate any thoughts on places where I may be able to locate records online (or any offices I
can email for further information).

This is my first time posting in any SIG -- please excuse any inadvertent faux pas!

Eli Salomon
San Francisco, CA


Bessarabia SIG #Bessarabia Family research in Rezina, Moldova: ROITMAN / SHTIVELBERG #bessarabia

Eli <eli_salomon@...>
 

Hello Bessarabia SIG,

I wanted to ask for your help in searching for records of the family of my great grandfather, Bencion
ROITMAN, and his wife, Toba SHTIVELBERG.  They lived in Rezina, Moldova, where my grandmother
Rachel ROITMAN and her siblings were born: Yehiel ROTIMAN, Bianca ROITMAN, Ruben ROITMAN,
Sona (Nathan) ROITMAN, and Moishe ROITMAN.  Bencion ROITMAN also had an earlier marriage
(wife name, unknown) with at least two children:  Shmuel (Shmeel) ROITMAN and Yosif ROITMAN. 
Bencion was allegedly the hazan in the Rezina synagogue.

I'd be especially interested to access the Rezina records and learn more about family ancestry. 
Unfortunately, I believe it is necessary to have a specialist locally access the records, and I'd
appreciate any advice in doing that (all recommendations are greatly appreciated).  Likewise, I'd
appreciate any thoughts on places where I may be able to locate records online (or any offices I
can email for further information).

This is my first time posting in any SIG -- please excuse any inadvertent faux pas!

Eli Salomon
San Francisco, CA


Henry S(Solomon) Cohen of Ontario #general

Rosalind
 

I am looking for leads to find Henry S (Solomon) Cohen. He was a son of Mr Baron
Jacob COHEN of Ireland and Liverpool and eventually Hove UK. Henry was born in
Liverpool in 1889. A cousin told me that" Great Uncle Henry lived for many years in
Ontario". I do not know of a marriage or children. Or whether he died there or back
in the old countries.(Ireland or England). He might be Cohen or Cowen.I haven't
tried Cowen yet.

Research to date
I have found on Canadian Deaths 2 Henry Cohens, one buried in Beth Jacob Cemetery
in Kitchener Ontario with wife Rachel. (Hamilton area) No more details so far.
The second is buried in Dawes Road Cemetery. I don't know what area of
Ontario used Dawes Road Cemetery which I believe is east of Toronto.

At the same time I am looking for Mr Marks Leon Cohen born in Jedwabne probably in
1853,an accountant who "vanishes" after appearing in the Ireland 1901 census and
with naturalisation papers in 1902. Possibly he went over to England like big
brother Baron Jacob (Baruch Yaakov) but I cannot spot him. Marks Leon married
Esther Dora (ESTHER)Uryas. Baron Jacob married Dora Esther Lipson and she died in
1933 in Hove.

I have spotted on The Biggest gen website a Mark Leon (not Marks) Cohen as
a passenger to New York in 1903 On a Big British website I have Cohen Marks born
1853 and died in 1915 in Burnley Lancs and also Cohen Marks born in 1854 and died
in 1924 in Bethnal Green London UK On that same British gen website there appears
in "directories and almanacs" (which directory I couldn't understand)a Cohen Marks
L in 1933. JC online has not furthered my search. My guy is not Rev ML Cohen.

I would appreciate any suggestions for further searches. Does anyone have one of
these gentlemen on their tree.

Marks Leon Cohen had an eldest daughter Annie, born 1878 in Dublin. I am still
struggling to find her husband.Some possibilities that don't quite work include
Marks Rubenstein. Any suggestions or information would be wonderful.

These men are brothers of my GGM Sarah Levy and Leah Hesselberg and David
Cohen of Dublin.

Thank you very much
Ros Romem


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Henry S(Solomon) Cohen of Ontario #general

Rosalind
 

I am looking for leads to find Henry S (Solomon) Cohen. He was a son of Mr Baron
Jacob COHEN of Ireland and Liverpool and eventually Hove UK. Henry was born in
Liverpool in 1889. A cousin told me that" Great Uncle Henry lived for many years in
Ontario". I do not know of a marriage or children. Or whether he died there or back
in the old countries.(Ireland or England). He might be Cohen or Cowen.I haven't
tried Cowen yet.

Research to date
I have found on Canadian Deaths 2 Henry Cohens, one buried in Beth Jacob Cemetery
in Kitchener Ontario with wife Rachel. (Hamilton area) No more details so far.
The second is buried in Dawes Road Cemetery. I don't know what area of
Ontario used Dawes Road Cemetery which I believe is east of Toronto.

At the same time I am looking for Mr Marks Leon Cohen born in Jedwabne probably in
1853,an accountant who "vanishes" after appearing in the Ireland 1901 census and
with naturalisation papers in 1902. Possibly he went over to England like big
brother Baron Jacob (Baruch Yaakov) but I cannot spot him. Marks Leon married
Esther Dora (ESTHER)Uryas. Baron Jacob married Dora Esther Lipson and she died in
1933 in Hove.

I have spotted on The Biggest gen website a Mark Leon (not Marks) Cohen as
a passenger to New York in 1903 On a Big British website I have Cohen Marks born
1853 and died in 1915 in Burnley Lancs and also Cohen Marks born in 1854 and died
in 1924 in Bethnal Green London UK On that same British gen website there appears
in "directories and almanacs" (which directory I couldn't understand)a Cohen Marks
L in 1933. JC online has not furthered my search. My guy is not Rev ML Cohen.

I would appreciate any suggestions for further searches. Does anyone have one of
these gentlemen on their tree.

Marks Leon Cohen had an eldest daughter Annie, born 1878 in Dublin. I am still
struggling to find her husband.Some possibilities that don't quite work include
Marks Rubenstein. Any suggestions or information would be wonderful.

These men are brothers of my GGM Sarah Levy and Leah Hesselberg and David
Cohen of Dublin.

Thank you very much
Ros Romem


Looking for Yiddish newspaper Unzer Tzait (Our Time), edition number 4019 #general

Avraham Y. Kahana
 

Hello, I saw a mention in the Secureni's Yizkor Book page 48 (image
52) stating that an article published in 14 Sivan (somewhere around
June, I would guess) >from 5696 (gregorian year: 1935) in a periodic
named "Under Tzait" (our time, in English), mentioning the shtetl Secureni.

I am interested in finding a copy of that, but could not locate any
resource on the internet relating to this newspaper.

Anyone have any leads ?

Thanks
Avraham Y. Kahana
Israel


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Looking for Yiddish newspaper Unzer Tzait (Our Time), edition number 4019 #general

Avraham Y. Kahana
 

Hello, I saw a mention in the Secureni's Yizkor Book page 48 (image
52) stating that an article published in 14 Sivan (somewhere around
June, I would guess) >from 5696 (gregorian year: 1935) in a periodic
named "Under Tzait" (our time, in English), mentioning the shtetl Secureni.

I am interested in finding a copy of that, but could not locate any
resource on the internet relating to this newspaper.

Anyone have any leads ?

Thanks
Avraham Y. Kahana
Israel


Trip to Belarus Villages #belarus

Gene Richards <igenerichards@...>
 

SUMMARY

I recently returned >from a trip to Europe in which I spent a few days
in Belarus to find the villages where my grandfather and his family
came >from before many emigrated to the US. It was very interesting,
but if you are like me and donâ??t speak the language, or even able to
read the signs, I recommend, as did many others on this SIG when I
requested help (thanks much to all of you!), hiring a local guide and
driver for a day trip. I have made a sort of ˜report on my 4 days
there (5 days according to Belarussian authorities!). I can recommend
my guide and driver and the woman at the Vileika History Museum, and
also a hotel and travel info, if you'd like just email me for my
report. The report is rather long and covers some history and the
cities and villages we went through and cemeteries we visited: Minsk,
Vileika, Rechki, Kurenets and Kostenevichi. By the way, I also took a
lot of photos of those places, as did the guide. I could post them to
DropBox or send you a DVD if you wish.

A couple of nuts and bolts: the 5-day visa-free regime starts the
second you get your passport stamped on entry so you'd better be out
of there in 120 hours and health insurance, at the airport, is only
about �5 for 5 days.

Some highlights of the trip: speaking with an old woman in Rechki,
born in 1933, about her experiences when the Nazis came and the family
that was murdered and life before the war; the extreme quiet at the
cemetery in Kurenets, that is wildly overgrown with little trees;
looking off into the forests and fields that my grandfather's family
must have known intimately; chatting with the guides; learning many
new, interesting things; being there. Again, I recommend it. What's
stopping you?

Gene Richards
Fresno, CA
Researching: GREJCER, Belarus


Belarus SIG #Belarus Trip to Belarus Villages #belarus

Gene Richards <igenerichards@...>
 

SUMMARY

I recently returned >from a trip to Europe in which I spent a few days
in Belarus to find the villages where my grandfather and his family
came >from before many emigrated to the US. It was very interesting,
but if you are like me and donâ??t speak the language, or even able to
read the signs, I recommend, as did many others on this SIG when I
requested help (thanks much to all of you!), hiring a local guide and
driver for a day trip. I have made a sort of ˜report on my 4 days
there (5 days according to Belarussian authorities!). I can recommend
my guide and driver and the woman at the Vileika History Museum, and
also a hotel and travel info, if you'd like just email me for my
report. The report is rather long and covers some history and the
cities and villages we went through and cemeteries we visited: Minsk,
Vileika, Rechki, Kurenets and Kostenevichi. By the way, I also took a
lot of photos of those places, as did the guide. I could post them to
DropBox or send you a DVD if you wish.

A couple of nuts and bolts: the 5-day visa-free regime starts the
second you get your passport stamped on entry so you'd better be out
of there in 120 hours and health insurance, at the airport, is only
about �5 for 5 days.

Some highlights of the trip: speaking with an old woman in Rechki,
born in 1933, about her experiences when the Nazis came and the family
that was murdered and life before the war; the extreme quiet at the
cemetery in Kurenets, that is wildly overgrown with little trees;
looking off into the forests and fields that my grandfather's family
must have known intimately; chatting with the guides; learning many
new, interesting things; being there. Again, I recommend it. What's
stopping you?

Gene Richards
Fresno, CA
Researching: GREJCER, Belarus


translation request: Yad Vashem testimony, in Yiddish #galicia

Renee Steinig
 

I've posted on ViewMate part of a Yad Vashem Page of Testimony written
for Mendl Hausfeld of Tluste, Poland (now Tovste, Ukraine). It is at

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM55274

I would appreciate a translation of the handwritten entry that describes
the circumstances of Mendl's death.

Both the printed form and the entries on it are in Yiddish.

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.

Thank you.

Renee

Renee Stern Steinig
Dix Hills NY
genmaven@...


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia translation request: Yad Vashem testimony, in Yiddish #galicia

Renee Steinig
 

I've posted on ViewMate part of a Yad Vashem Page of Testimony written
for Mendl Hausfeld of Tluste, Poland (now Tovste, Ukraine). It is at

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM55274

I would appreciate a translation of the handwritten entry that describes
the circumstances of Mendl's death.

Both the printed form and the entries on it are in Yiddish.

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.

Thank you.

Renee

Renee Stern Steinig
Dix Hills NY
genmaven@...

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