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Presentation by Lois Rosen about her trip to Latvia and Lithuainia and her Research Concerning the ROZINKO Family #lithuania

Barry Shay
 

Latvia and LitvakSIG members and other interested parties in the Washington,
DC metropolitan area are invited to a presentation by Lois Rosen, a member
of the Latvia SIG and the JGSLA. Lois has done a remarkable job in
researching the ROZINKO family in Latvia and Lithuainia and has written
about her work in the JGSLA and Latvia SIG newsletters. She has also
presented her research results at JGSLA meetings in Los Angeles.

An abstract of her presentation follows:

Lois Rosen traveled to Latvia and Lithuaina last summer to meet members of
her husband's family. Her genealogical expedition began more than two years
ago when a box of documents and photos fell into her lap quite
unexpectedly upon the death of her husband's father, David Rosen.
After two years of genealogical research, deciphering unlabeled
photos, translating foreign documents, receiving Latvian State
Historical Archive records, contacting family through JewishGen
Family Finder, seeking family and their stories, and creating a
family tree, Lois has pieced together a family. The family now has a
name, ROZINKO, with a past, a present, and a future. Lois will share
her story through photos and film, describe her solo voyage to
Latvia, and explain how she planned it by herself. She will bring the
large scroll print-out of the family tree, and will explain the
creation of that as well.

The presentation will take place at the Bnai Israel Congregation, Room 209,
6301 Montrose Rd., Rockville, MD 20852 at 1 PM on Sunday, April 22.
Please RSVP to either Mike Getz or Barry Shay via email as soon as possible.
We hope to see many of you at the presentation.

Sincerely,

Barry Shay, bbshay@starpower.net
Mike Getz, mikegetz005@comcast.net


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Presentation by Lois Rosen about her trip to Latvia and Lithuainia and her Research Concerning the ROZINKO Family #lithuania

Barry Shay
 

Latvia and LitvakSIG members and other interested parties in the Washington,
DC metropolitan area are invited to a presentation by Lois Rosen, a member
of the Latvia SIG and the JGSLA. Lois has done a remarkable job in
researching the ROZINKO family in Latvia and Lithuainia and has written
about her work in the JGSLA and Latvia SIG newsletters. She has also
presented her research results at JGSLA meetings in Los Angeles.

An abstract of her presentation follows:

Lois Rosen traveled to Latvia and Lithuaina last summer to meet members of
her husband's family. Her genealogical expedition began more than two years
ago when a box of documents and photos fell into her lap quite
unexpectedly upon the death of her husband's father, David Rosen.
After two years of genealogical research, deciphering unlabeled
photos, translating foreign documents, receiving Latvian State
Historical Archive records, contacting family through JewishGen
Family Finder, seeking family and their stories, and creating a
family tree, Lois has pieced together a family. The family now has a
name, ROZINKO, with a past, a present, and a future. Lois will share
her story through photos and film, describe her solo voyage to
Latvia, and explain how she planned it by herself. She will bring the
large scroll print-out of the family tree, and will explain the
creation of that as well.

The presentation will take place at the Bnai Israel Congregation, Room 209,
6301 Montrose Rd., Rockville, MD 20852 at 1 PM on Sunday, April 22.
Please RSVP to either Mike Getz or Barry Shay via email as soon as possible.
We hope to see many of you at the presentation.

Sincerely,

Barry Shay, bbshay@starpower.net
Mike Getz, mikegetz005@comcast.net


JRI-Poland adds new search options #poland

Stanley Diamond
 

Jewish Records Indexing - Poland Database Manager Michael Tobias
has once again added to the utility of the JRI-Poland database by
enabling researchers to further refine their search criteria:

There are now two additional fields on the search page:

* Year range
* Type of Record

These two new fields can be of great value when dealing with
common names and searching for specific individuals.

Please tell us when these new options have helped your research.

Reminder!
~~~~~~~~~
While these new search parameters may be useful for a specially
focused search, if you are searching the database for the first
time for a particular name, it is recommended that you search as
broadly as is possible.

Stanley Diamond
Executive Director, Jewish Records Indexing - Poland


MODERATOR'S NOTE: When using the "Year range" feature in a search,
it's important to remember that some events, particularly births,
may have been registered a number of years after they took place,
so it's worth adding a few years to the end of the range.


Codikov #lithuania

Rabjamarx@...
 

While Shalom Codikov/w may have orginated in Rumisiskis, as Eilat Levitan
reports, his son, Ralph, lived in Panemune (Aukstoji Panemune) before
emigrating to the U.S. after the Shoah. I met with Ralph in Los Angeles
a number of years ago and he was helpful to me in reconstructing the
inhabitants of Panemune just before WWII.

Jeff Marx




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JRI Poland #Poland JRI-Poland adds new search options #poland

Stanley Diamond
 

Jewish Records Indexing - Poland Database Manager Michael Tobias
has once again added to the utility of the JRI-Poland database by
enabling researchers to further refine their search criteria:

There are now two additional fields on the search page:

* Year range
* Type of Record

These two new fields can be of great value when dealing with
common names and searching for specific individuals.

Please tell us when these new options have helped your research.

Reminder!
~~~~~~~~~
While these new search parameters may be useful for a specially
focused search, if you are searching the database for the first
time for a particular name, it is recommended that you search as
broadly as is possible.

Stanley Diamond
Executive Director, Jewish Records Indexing - Poland


MODERATOR'S NOTE: When using the "Year range" feature in a search,
it's important to remember that some events, particularly births,
may have been registered a number of years after they took place,
so it's worth adding a few years to the end of the range.


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Codikov #lithuania

Rabjamarx@...
 

While Shalom Codikov/w may have orginated in Rumisiskis, as Eilat Levitan
reports, his son, Ralph, lived in Panemune (Aukstoji Panemune) before
emigrating to the U.S. after the Shoah. I met with Ralph in Los Angeles
a number of years ago and he was helpful to me in reconstructing the
inhabitants of Panemune just before WWII.

Jeff Marx




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Where is Montefiori, Argentina? #latinamerica

Carol Rombro Rider
 

I am researching family that were born near Ceres, Santa Fe Province,
Argentina. They were born in a place called Montefiori. Can someone tell me
where exactly this is located and was there a Jewish community living there in
the early part of the 1900's?

Carol Rombro Rider Baltimore, Maryland USA
CRomRider@aol.com


Latin America #LatinAmerica Where is Montefiori, Argentina? #latinamerica

Carol Rombro Rider
 

I am researching family that were born near Ceres, Santa Fe Province,
Argentina. They were born in a place called Montefiori. Can someone tell me
where exactly this is located and was there a Jewish community living there in
the early part of the 1900's?

Carol Rombro Rider Baltimore, Maryland USA
CRomRider@aol.com


23,000 New Kaunas Uyezd Group Records! #general

Rabbi Ben-Zion Saydman <ravbenzi@...>
 

Shalom KUGels and Litvaks Everywhere:

Kaunas Uyezd Group (KUG) has just been offered the chance to acquire 23,000
translated Internal Passport documents >from Kaunas City and District. The
years included are 1919 - 1940 when Lithuania was an independent country for
the first time. The geographic breakdown is as follows:

City of Kaunas - 19,062; Kaunas Uyezd - 3,152; Jonava - 840. This is over
23,000 documents. Gevaldik! For a full explanation please refer to
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Lithuania/InternalPassports.htm.

Please note that the term "City of Kaunas" may not be limited to Kaunas City
dwellers. While the applications were filed in the city of Kaunas, many of
the applicants lived in towns and villages in the Kaunas district and
elsewhere. This information is included in the translation of the
applications. The surnames are listed with the Lithuanian spelling and also
with the English transliteration in square brackets. The search engine will
find either spelling when the database is searched. Additional surnames are
included, mainly in the Maiden Name column. A good example is line 2925 -
KA2652 - BRAUNER - maiden name, SOLSKY. She was born in Jonava but filed
her application in Kaunas. She apparently also lived in Kaunas because she
is not listed in the Jonava internal passport records. This is the
advantage of being able to see all of the records in an Excel spreadsheet.
Kaunas Internal Passport records are chock full of genealogical data and we
just found 23,000 of them! Not too shabby, as my father, z"l, used to say.

Should any other Litvaks in Litvakland have a bissel gelt left over *after*
their Pesach shopping, and should they wish to support this project,
please accept our thanks for your continued support.

Chag Kasher v'Sameach. A Zissen Pesach. Please accept my warm wishes for a
very Happy Passover. Next Year in Jerusalem!

Rabbi Ben-Zion Saydman
Chief KUGel

MODERATOR NOTE: Donations to the Internal Passports Project can be made at:
<http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=17>


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen 23,000 New Kaunas Uyezd Group Records! #general

Rabbi Ben-Zion Saydman <ravbenzi@...>
 

Shalom KUGels and Litvaks Everywhere:

Kaunas Uyezd Group (KUG) has just been offered the chance to acquire 23,000
translated Internal Passport documents >from Kaunas City and District. The
years included are 1919 - 1940 when Lithuania was an independent country for
the first time. The geographic breakdown is as follows:

City of Kaunas - 19,062; Kaunas Uyezd - 3,152; Jonava - 840. This is over
23,000 documents. Gevaldik! For a full explanation please refer to
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Lithuania/InternalPassports.htm.

Please note that the term "City of Kaunas" may not be limited to Kaunas City
dwellers. While the applications were filed in the city of Kaunas, many of
the applicants lived in towns and villages in the Kaunas district and
elsewhere. This information is included in the translation of the
applications. The surnames are listed with the Lithuanian spelling and also
with the English transliteration in square brackets. The search engine will
find either spelling when the database is searched. Additional surnames are
included, mainly in the Maiden Name column. A good example is line 2925 -
KA2652 - BRAUNER - maiden name, SOLSKY. She was born in Jonava but filed
her application in Kaunas. She apparently also lived in Kaunas because she
is not listed in the Jonava internal passport records. This is the
advantage of being able to see all of the records in an Excel spreadsheet.
Kaunas Internal Passport records are chock full of genealogical data and we
just found 23,000 of them! Not too shabby, as my father, z"l, used to say.

Should any other Litvaks in Litvakland have a bissel gelt left over *after*
their Pesach shopping, and should they wish to support this project,
please accept our thanks for your continued support.

Chag Kasher v'Sameach. A Zissen Pesach. Please accept my warm wishes for a
very Happy Passover. Next Year in Jerusalem!

Rabbi Ben-Zion Saydman
Chief KUGel

MODERATOR NOTE: Donations to the Internal Passports Project can be made at:
<http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=17>


JGSNY Seminar early registration deadline March 31st #general

Gloria Berkenstat Freund
 

The seminar, "Family History and the Holocaust: A Day of Learning,"
providing information on how to research the events of the Holocaust as they
relate to family histories is being presented by the Jewish Genealogical
Society of New York on Sunday, April 22, 2007. The early registration
deadline is March 31st.

The seminar will take place >from 9:15 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Hebrew Union
College, located at 1 West 4th Street in Greenwich Village, New York City,
with registration starting at 9:15 a.m. and the first lecture starting at
9:45 a.m.

Our five speakers covering a wide range of Holocaust related themes (in
order of their presentations) will be:

--Nolan Altman, Coordinator of the Holocaust Database of JewishGen,
the primary internet source connecting researchers of Jewish genealogy
worldwide.

--Peter Lande, retired foreign service officer for the U.S. State
Department and presently a volunteer at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum
in Washington, D.C. who has collected and processed numerous lists of
Holocaust victims and survivors.

--Jan Tomasz Gross, Norman B. Tomlinson Professor of War and Society
at Princeton University, author of the widely discussed book, Neighbors:
Destruction of the Jewish Community in Jedwabne, Poland. His most recent
book is Fear: Anti-Semitism in Poland After Auschwitz. An Essay in
Historical Interpretation.

--Zvi Bernhardt, Assistant Director of the Hall of Names and Deputy
Director of the Reference and Information unit at Yad Vashem, The Holocaust
Martyrs? and Heroes? Remembrance Authority in Jerusalem, Israel.

--Robert Moses Shapiro, Assistant Professor of East European Jewish
Studies, Holocaust Studies and Yiddish in the Department of Judaic Studies
at Brooklyn College of the City University of New York. He has published two
edited volumes: Holocaust Chronicles: Individualizing the Holocaust through
Diaries and Other Contemporaneous Accounts and Why Didn't the Press Shout?
American and International Journalism during the Holocaust His translation
from Yiddish, Polish, German, and Hebrew of Isaiah Trunk?s classic Lodz
Ghetto: A History has just been published.

The last two seminar lectures will be open to all JGSNY members and will not
require a registration fee to attend those two lectures. There is a fee for
non-members. A photo ID is required for entry into the premises of Hebrew
Union College.

This is the second program funded by the Lucille Gudis Memorial Fund.
Lucille Gudis was a most valuable part of the JGS and of the world-wide
Jewish genealogical community; the Lucille Gudis Fund was created to
perpetuate her interests and her generous spirit in helping her brother and
sister genealogists.

For the most up-to-date information and Seminar questions, contact:
dayoflearning@jgsny.org or call 212-294-8326. The Seminar flyer and
registration form can be accessed at http://www.jgsny.org/dayoflearning.htm.

Gloria Berkenstat Freund
Seminar Co-coordinator
New York, NY


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JGSNY Seminar early registration deadline March 31st #general

Gloria Berkenstat Freund
 

The seminar, "Family History and the Holocaust: A Day of Learning,"
providing information on how to research the events of the Holocaust as they
relate to family histories is being presented by the Jewish Genealogical
Society of New York on Sunday, April 22, 2007. The early registration
deadline is March 31st.

The seminar will take place >from 9:15 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Hebrew Union
College, located at 1 West 4th Street in Greenwich Village, New York City,
with registration starting at 9:15 a.m. and the first lecture starting at
9:45 a.m.

Our five speakers covering a wide range of Holocaust related themes (in
order of their presentations) will be:

--Nolan Altman, Coordinator of the Holocaust Database of JewishGen,
the primary internet source connecting researchers of Jewish genealogy
worldwide.

--Peter Lande, retired foreign service officer for the U.S. State
Department and presently a volunteer at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum
in Washington, D.C. who has collected and processed numerous lists of
Holocaust victims and survivors.

--Jan Tomasz Gross, Norman B. Tomlinson Professor of War and Society
at Princeton University, author of the widely discussed book, Neighbors:
Destruction of the Jewish Community in Jedwabne, Poland. His most recent
book is Fear: Anti-Semitism in Poland After Auschwitz. An Essay in
Historical Interpretation.

--Zvi Bernhardt, Assistant Director of the Hall of Names and Deputy
Director of the Reference and Information unit at Yad Vashem, The Holocaust
Martyrs? and Heroes? Remembrance Authority in Jerusalem, Israel.

--Robert Moses Shapiro, Assistant Professor of East European Jewish
Studies, Holocaust Studies and Yiddish in the Department of Judaic Studies
at Brooklyn College of the City University of New York. He has published two
edited volumes: Holocaust Chronicles: Individualizing the Holocaust through
Diaries and Other Contemporaneous Accounts and Why Didn't the Press Shout?
American and International Journalism during the Holocaust His translation
from Yiddish, Polish, German, and Hebrew of Isaiah Trunk?s classic Lodz
Ghetto: A History has just been published.

The last two seminar lectures will be open to all JGSNY members and will not
require a registration fee to attend those two lectures. There is a fee for
non-members. A photo ID is required for entry into the premises of Hebrew
Union College.

This is the second program funded by the Lucille Gudis Memorial Fund.
Lucille Gudis was a most valuable part of the JGS and of the world-wide
Jewish genealogical community; the Lucille Gudis Fund was created to
perpetuate her interests and her generous spirit in helping her brother and
sister genealogists.

For the most up-to-date information and Seminar questions, contact:
dayoflearning@jgsny.org or call 212-294-8326. The Seminar flyer and
registration form can be accessed at http://www.jgsny.org/dayoflearning.htm.

Gloria Berkenstat Freund
Seminar Co-coordinator
New York, NY


correction to today's post #unitedkingdom

ann zeman <annzeman@...>
 

Re: David Montefiore and 1772 bankruptcy, I listed the incorrect address for
the family in 1780's; it should be Rosemary Lane, Whitechapel. At the time
of the bankruptcy, this David Montefiore was living in St. James's, Duke's
Place, London. It seems reasonable that the family would have moved after a
bankruptcy.

Ann Zeman


JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom correction to today's post #unitedkingdom

ann zeman <annzeman@...>
 

Re: David Montefiore and 1772 bankruptcy, I listed the incorrect address for
the family in 1780's; it should be Rosemary Lane, Whitechapel. At the time
of the bankruptcy, this David Montefiore was living in St. James's, Duke's
Place, London. It seems reasonable that the family would have moved after a
bankruptcy.

Ann Zeman


Prague National archive : Jewish Census 6/II #austria-czech

Julius Muller <library@...>
 

Peter Zimmer raised a question what is the content of the second book of Jewish census 1792/1794, volume VI/2. In fact, it does not reffer to Prague Census but it covers very important part of this whole and fabulous project.

1) A quite large review in German written by the head of the project, Ivana Ebelova on the subject of Jewish Censuses, Jewish Commission, Familiant Law, etc.
2) Additional lists of those who received a marriage licence after June 30, 1793 (the closing date of 1793 Census campaign) up to 1795.
3) Correction of errors and typos in the six previous volumes.
4) Bibliography
5) Allgemeines Personenregister I-VI., the name index covering all adults listed in the previous volumes and reffering to volume/page. This is the biggest part of volume 6/II.
6) Allgemeines Ortsregister I.-VI., location index covering all towns and vilages listed in previous six volumes and refferring to volume/page.
7) Sixteen maps showing towns and villages of sixteen administrative regions of Bohemia where the Census was taken.

Enjoy!

Julius Muller
Toledot
Prague


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Prague National archive : Jewish Census 6/II #austria-czech

Julius Muller <library@...>
 

Peter Zimmer raised a question what is the content of the second book of Jewish census 1792/1794, volume VI/2. In fact, it does not reffer to Prague Census but it covers very important part of this whole and fabulous project.

1) A quite large review in German written by the head of the project, Ivana Ebelova on the subject of Jewish Censuses, Jewish Commission, Familiant Law, etc.
2) Additional lists of those who received a marriage licence after June 30, 1793 (the closing date of 1793 Census campaign) up to 1795.
3) Correction of errors and typos in the six previous volumes.
4) Bibliography
5) Allgemeines Personenregister I-VI., the name index covering all adults listed in the previous volumes and reffering to volume/page. This is the biggest part of volume 6/II.
6) Allgemeines Ortsregister I.-VI., location index covering all towns and vilages listed in previous six volumes and refferring to volume/page.
7) Sixteen maps showing towns and villages of sixteen administrative regions of Bohemia where the Census was taken.

Enjoy!

Julius Muller
Toledot
Prague


R' Mordechai of Pinsk - 19th Cent. #rabbinic

yoni ben-ari <yrcdi@...>
 

Searching for a Rabbi Mordechai who served in the Rabbinate of Pinsk
and/or Karlin during the early or mid 19th cent. Preferably one
known to have been related to the family of Reb Chaim of Volozhin,
and also having served or coming >from Ruzhin.

Some of the possible names I've come across are: R' Mordechai
ZACKHEIM - was also in Ruzhin but I don't know of a family
connection to Reb Chaim though I believe he studied in Volozhin.

Other names that came up in my research were:
The Lomza Rov.
A certain Mordechai SOLOVEITCHIK (I believe he was a son-in-law to a
Rav who served in Pinsk, the connection between the SOLOVEITCHIKs
and Reb Chaim is known but I don't know how this Mordechai fits in).

I'd be happy to hear of details about the above and any other
Mordechai who fit the description in the opening paragraph.

Thank you,

Wishing everyone a Kosher and Happy Pesach

Yoni Ben-Ari, Efrat, Israel


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic R' Mordechai of Pinsk - 19th Cent. #rabbinic

yoni ben-ari <yrcdi@...>
 

Searching for a Rabbi Mordechai who served in the Rabbinate of Pinsk
and/or Karlin during the early or mid 19th cent. Preferably one
known to have been related to the family of Reb Chaim of Volozhin,
and also having served or coming >from Ruzhin.

Some of the possible names I've come across are: R' Mordechai
ZACKHEIM - was also in Ruzhin but I don't know of a family
connection to Reb Chaim though I believe he studied in Volozhin.

Other names that came up in my research were:
The Lomza Rov.
A certain Mordechai SOLOVEITCHIK (I believe he was a son-in-law to a
Rav who served in Pinsk, the connection between the SOLOVEITCHIKs
and Reb Chaim is known but I don't know how this Mordechai fits in).

I'd be happy to hear of details about the above and any other
Mordechai who fit the description in the opening paragraph.

Thank you,

Wishing everyone a Kosher and Happy Pesach

Yoni Ben-Ari, Efrat, Israel


seeking Franklin HOLLANDER #general

Jean Rosenbaum <mervinr@...>
 

My email to Franklin Hollander at rfhol@easynet.fr has bounced. An update
would be appreciated.

Jean Rosenbaum
Gesher Galicia Town for Podhajce

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JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen seeking Franklin HOLLANDER #general

Jean Rosenbaum <mervinr@...>
 

My email to Franklin Hollander at rfhol@easynet.fr has bounced. An update
would be appreciated.

Jean Rosenbaum
Gesher Galicia Town for Podhajce

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