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Genealogical Fiction #general

Jeff Marx
 

Concerning the request for fiction with genealogical themes: Isaac Asimov's short
story, "Unto the Fourth Generation" (1959) is a wonderful piece on every
genealogist's dream: A Jewish ancestor comes looking for us! It can be found in the
Jewish science fiction collection, Wandering Stars, but is also found in other Asimov
collections.

Jeff Marx


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Genealogical Fiction #general

Jeff Marx
 

Concerning the request for fiction with genealogical themes: Isaac Asimov's short
story, "Unto the Fourth Generation" (1959) is a wonderful piece on every
genealogist's dream: A Jewish ancestor comes looking for us! It can be found in the
Jewish science fiction collection, Wandering Stars, but is also found in other Asimov
collections.

Jeff Marx


Belarus info. Need Translation Help #belarus

neilchestock@...
 

I have received some emails >from the Belarus Archives
regarding help in finding some details of my grandparents.

Trouble is, they are written in Russian!!
Is there anyone who can translate for me into English?
I am sure this would help many people.

neilchestock@....
(Hale, Cheshire. England)
MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately


Belarus SIG #Belarus Belarus info. Need Translation Help #belarus

neilchestock@...
 

I have received some emails >from the Belarus Archives
regarding help in finding some details of my grandparents.

Trouble is, they are written in Russian!!
Is there anyone who can translate for me into English?
I am sure this would help many people.

neilchestock@....
(Hale, Cheshire. England)
MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately


Maurice Axelrod #southafrica

Ann Rabinowitz
 

I was looking for a Maurice Axelrad and found instead an interesting Maurice
Axelrod. For those of you who might be related to this person, I am
providing info >from his manifest: He had been living in Oudtshoorn, South Africa,
and left and came to America on the SS Lusitania in 1914, was 21, a bookkeeper,
born in Gorobin, Russia, left his mother Hoda Axelrod in Minsk, Belarus. The
original info on the manifest looked like he was going to his brother in America,
but it was crossed out and very difficult to read. It appeared that instead he was
going to a friend in Ridgefield (probably Connecticut).

Ann Rabinowitz
annrab@...


South Africa SIG #SouthAfrica Maurice Axelrod #southafrica

Ann Rabinowitz
 

I was looking for a Maurice Axelrad and found instead an interesting Maurice
Axelrod. For those of you who might be related to this person, I am
providing info >from his manifest: He had been living in Oudtshoorn, South Africa,
and left and came to America on the SS Lusitania in 1914, was 21, a bookkeeper,
born in Gorobin, Russia, left his mother Hoda Axelrod in Minsk, Belarus. The
original info on the manifest looked like he was going to his brother in America,
but it was crossed out and very difficult to read. It appeared that instead he was
going to a friend in Ridgefield (probably Connecticut).

Ann Rabinowitz
annrab@...


GILARY/GILLER family #poland

Ariel K <arielvfu@...>
 

Seek ANY information about the Gilary (changed >from Hilary) family from
these places especially: Wyszogrod, Plonsk, Wloclawek, Lodz. but also
from other parts of Poland that might be related (it was a small
family)

also Giller family >from Lodz

even if you are not related to the family but might have known them
please contact

Thank you very much :)

Ariel Koby


JRI Poland #Poland GILARY/GILLER family #poland

Ariel K <arielvfu@...>
 

Seek ANY information about the Gilary (changed >from Hilary) family from
these places especially: Wyszogrod, Plonsk, Wloclawek, Lodz. but also
from other parts of Poland that might be related (it was a small
family)

also Giller family >from Lodz

even if you are not related to the family but might have known them
please contact

Thank you very much :)

Ariel Koby


Kosice Czechoslovakia records (formerly Kachau, Hungary) #hungary

Alison Greengard
 

Hello,

Does anyone know how I can obtain records >from Kosice pricor to 1850? Searching for the WEBER family >from
Kosice.

Thank you,
Alison Greengard
Lakewood, COlorado, USA

Researching: WEBER (Kachau/Kosice, Slovakia), GREENGARD (Virbalis, Lithuania), ARON (France), FRIBOURG
(France), ALFENNE (Metz, France), MAREX (Metz, France), ARON, AARONS (Siualia, Lithuania; Riga, Latvia),
KAPLAN (Baranovichy, Belarus; Slonim, Belarus); TARGOWNIK (Miedzyrzec Podlaski, Poland), NEUMANN
(Lissa/Leszno, Poland), KOZMINSKI (Kempen/Kepno, Poland)


Hungary SIG #Hungary Kosice Czechoslovakia records (formerly Kachau, Hungary) #hungary

Alison Greengard
 

Hello,

Does anyone know how I can obtain records >from Kosice pricor to 1850? Searching for the WEBER family >from
Kosice.

Thank you,
Alison Greengard
Lakewood, COlorado, USA

Researching: WEBER (Kachau/Kosice, Slovakia), GREENGARD (Virbalis, Lithuania), ARON (France), FRIBOURG
(France), ALFENNE (Metz, France), MAREX (Metz, France), ARON, AARONS (Siualia, Lithuania; Riga, Latvia),
KAPLAN (Baranovichy, Belarus; Slonim, Belarus); TARGOWNIK (Miedzyrzec Podlaski, Poland), NEUMANN
(Lissa/Leszno, Poland), KOZMINSKI (Kempen/Kepno, Poland)


my battery factory in Serbia #hungary

ericalishahn@...
 

As I reported a while back I visited Serbia a couple of years ago.
I have been independently told first by my genealogist , and subsequently by my guide Stasa Cnetkovic that I am actually the owner of a derelict battery factory in Subotica.
The factory was established by my greatgrandmother's brother Andrija Allein, in the 1930s but stripped >from him in about 1940 by the Hungarians when they regained the area, because he was Jewish.  After WWII the Yugoslavian government returned the factory to the family, but Andrija was dead so they gave it to his sister Elisabeth.  They then stripped it >from her on the grounds that the factory should be "people's property" and she had had no business surviving the Holocaust.
(She was rescued by Rudolph Kasztner).  When the communist government fell it was decided to return property to the rightful owners.
According to my guide, I am already the owner, and the paperwork to put title in my name would be simple.
I visited the site in 2010.  It is currently empty and being used as a campsite for homeless people.
Although a couple of relatives are actually interested in taking ownership, a friend of mine pointed out that the site is probably seriously contaminated by mercury and such.  It seems to me that it is the Serbian government which would benefit >from my taking over the property.  Serbia is trying to get into the EU perhaps a bit late and one of the requirements is probably cleaning up toxic sites.  And then there is property tax to collect.
So I find it amusing that I am the rightful owner of a former battery factory in Serbia, but I have decided to not to claim it.
Sincerely Erica Hahn
Monrovia Ca


Hungary SIG #Hungary my battery factory in Serbia #hungary

ericalishahn@...
 

As I reported a while back I visited Serbia a couple of years ago.
I have been independently told first by my genealogist , and subsequently by my guide Stasa Cnetkovic that I am actually the owner of a derelict battery factory in Subotica.
The factory was established by my greatgrandmother's brother Andrija Allein, in the 1930s but stripped >from him in about 1940 by the Hungarians when they regained the area, because he was Jewish.  After WWII the Yugoslavian government returned the factory to the family, but Andrija was dead so they gave it to his sister Elisabeth.  They then stripped it >from her on the grounds that the factory should be "people's property" and she had had no business surviving the Holocaust.
(She was rescued by Rudolph Kasztner).  When the communist government fell it was decided to return property to the rightful owners.
According to my guide, I am already the owner, and the paperwork to put title in my name would be simple.
I visited the site in 2010.  It is currently empty and being used as a campsite for homeless people.
Although a couple of relatives are actually interested in taking ownership, a friend of mine pointed out that the site is probably seriously contaminated by mercury and such.  It seems to me that it is the Serbian government which would benefit >from my taking over the property.  Serbia is trying to get into the EU perhaps a bit late and one of the requirements is probably cleaning up toxic sites.  And then there is property tax to collect.
So I find it amusing that I am the rightful owner of a former battery factory in Serbia, but I have decided to not to claim it.
Sincerely Erica Hahn
Monrovia Ca


LITHUANIAN ARMY VOLUNTEERS (1918-1923) #lithuania

Howard Margol
 

I want to thank Ann Rabinowitz for calling this database to our attention.
As Ann says, the Google translation is not always accurate. In order to
obtain an exact translation of the Jewish names, LitvakSIG is going to
have the list translated >from the original record in the Central Archive
in Vilnius.

After completion, the entire list of Jewish names, together with all of
the information, will be added to the LitvakSIG District Research Group
websites and be available to all those eligible to access one of the web
sites.

Howard Margol
Litvak SIG Coordinator for Records Acquisition

<< From: Ann Rabinowitz arabinow@...
There is a Lithuanian Army Volunteers (1918-1923) database which provides
the names of all those individuals who volunteered for the first
Lithuanian army when Lithuania became independent. Its only downfall is that
the translation option in Google sometimes gives a poor transliteration into
English or does not translate some Lithuanian words at all.

The site is as follows:

http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=lt&u=http://www.versme.lt/
sav_v.htm&prev=/search%3Fq%vatneris,%2Bchackelis%26hl%3Den%26rlz%1T4TSNF
_enUS433US433%26prmd%imvns&sa=X&ei=m2KLUPiOLaXm2QWvu4H4BA&ved=0CDUQ7gEwAg

A word of advice on this database and the translations, sometimes the
translation is totally different than what the original in Lithuanian was.
For instance, there is a Girsas Chaimas Kacas, son of Eizerio, whose last
name is translated into English as Hangover!!!! Very strange indeed. >>


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania LITHUANIAN ARMY VOLUNTEERS (1918-1923) #lithuania

Howard Margol
 

I want to thank Ann Rabinowitz for calling this database to our attention.
As Ann says, the Google translation is not always accurate. In order to
obtain an exact translation of the Jewish names, LitvakSIG is going to
have the list translated >from the original record in the Central Archive
in Vilnius.

After completion, the entire list of Jewish names, together with all of
the information, will be added to the LitvakSIG District Research Group
websites and be available to all those eligible to access one of the web
sites.

Howard Margol
Litvak SIG Coordinator for Records Acquisition

<< From: Ann Rabinowitz arabinow@...
There is a Lithuanian Army Volunteers (1918-1923) database which provides
the names of all those individuals who volunteered for the first
Lithuanian army when Lithuania became independent. Its only downfall is that
the translation option in Google sometimes gives a poor transliteration into
English or does not translate some Lithuanian words at all.

The site is as follows:

http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=lt&u=http://www.versme.lt/
sav_v.htm&prev=/search%3Fq%vatneris,%2Bchackelis%26hl%3Den%26rlz%1T4TSNF
_enUS433US433%26prmd%imvns&sa=X&ei=m2KLUPiOLaXm2QWvu4H4BA&ved=0CDUQ7gEwAg

A word of advice on this database and the translations, sometimes the
translation is totally different than what the original in Lithuanian was.
For instance, there is a Girsas Chaimas Kacas, son of Eizerio, whose last
name is translated into English as Hangover!!!! Very strange indeed. >>


Board Minutes of Sept 9 Meeting Now Available on Members Only Website #lithuania

Eden Joachim <esjoachim@...>
 

The minutes of the September 9 Board meeting are now available for viewing
on the Members Only website. Go to the LitvakSIG Business page to open the
link for this date's minutes in pdf format.

Eden Joachim
President


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Board Minutes of Sept 9 Meeting Now Available on Members Only Website #lithuania

Eden Joachim <esjoachim@...>
 

The minutes of the September 9 Board meeting are now available for viewing
on the Members Only website. Go to the LitvakSIG Business page to open the
link for this date's minutes in pdf format.

Eden Joachim
President


Lodz newspapers from the 1920s-30s and more at YIVO #poland #lodz

Steven Lasky <steve725@...>
 

I just discovered that YIVO in New York City has the Yiddish newspaper,
the Lodzer tageblat, those editions issued in 1921 and >from 1929-32,
on microfilm (and in Yiddish). They also have other newspapers, journals
and other publications, such as the Folksblat, Ilustrirter Lodzer
vokhenblat, Lodzer arbeter tsaytung, Nayes Lodzer morgenblat&#803;, Unzer
Lodzer veker, Lodzer handels tsaytung, the Lodz Yizkor Book and the Lodz
Almanac, et al.

As well, they have material on various Lodz landsmanshaftn, e.g. the
Lodzer Young Mens Benevolent Society (including its 35th anniversary
book >from 1937, and more), and the Lodzer Young Ladies Aid Society.

You can search for information on the aforementioned publications and
more on the CJH (Center for Jewish History) Catalog by searching the
Internet under the words “cjh catalog” and clicking on the link supplied
to you.

Regards,
Steven Lasky
steve@...
Website: www.museumoffamilyhistory.com
Blog: www.museumoffamilyhistory.blogspot.com


Lodz Area Research Group #Lodz #Poland Lodz newspapers from the 1920s-30s and more at YIVO #lodz #poland

Steven Lasky <steve725@...>
 

I just discovered that YIVO in New York City has the Yiddish newspaper,
the Lodzer tageblat, those editions issued in 1921 and >from 1929-32,
on microfilm (and in Yiddish). They also have other newspapers, journals
and other publications, such as the Folksblat, Ilustrirter Lodzer
vokhenblat, Lodzer arbeter tsaytung, Nayes Lodzer morgenblat&#803;, Unzer
Lodzer veker, Lodzer handels tsaytung, the Lodz Yizkor Book and the Lodz
Almanac, et al.

As well, they have material on various Lodz landsmanshaftn, e.g. the
Lodzer Young Mens Benevolent Society (including its 35th anniversary
book >from 1937, and more), and the Lodzer Young Ladies Aid Society.

You can search for information on the aforementioned publications and
more on the CJH (Center for Jewish History) Catalog by searching the
Internet under the words “cjh catalog” and clicking on the link supplied
to you.

Regards,
Steven Lasky
steve@...
Website: www.museumoffamilyhistory.com
Blog: www.museumoffamilyhistory.blogspot.com


The JGS of Montreal - Tuesday, November 06/2012 - Michael Goldstein #general

Merle Kastner <merlek@...>
 

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Montreal, in association with the Jewish Public
Library, proudly presents:

Michael Goldstein, professional genealogist, president of the IAJGS:
"Find Your Israeli Family & Locating Holocaust Era Resources"

This presentation will be an interactive session demonstrating how to search
for Israeli relatives or their descendants and how to locate records in
Israel and abroad.
Audience participants are invited to pre-submit their research queries and
where feasible, a real-time search will be done, giving a practical guide to
performing the research..

The meeting will be held on Tuesday, November 06, 2012, at 7:30 pm Gelber
Conference Centre - 5151 Cote Ste-Catherine/1 Carré Cummings For all information on
our upcoming meetings & Sunday Morning Family Tree Workshops call the JGS of
Montreal Hotline - 24 hours a day: 514-484-0969
Please view the JGS of Montreal website: http://jgs-montreal.org/ and find us in
Facebook

Merle Kastner
JGS of Montreal, Programming
merlek@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen The JGS of Montreal - Tuesday, November 06/2012 - Michael Goldstein #general

Merle Kastner <merlek@...>
 

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Montreal, in association with the Jewish Public
Library, proudly presents:

Michael Goldstein, professional genealogist, president of the IAJGS:
"Find Your Israeli Family & Locating Holocaust Era Resources"

This presentation will be an interactive session demonstrating how to search
for Israeli relatives or their descendants and how to locate records in
Israel and abroad.
Audience participants are invited to pre-submit their research queries and
where feasible, a real-time search will be done, giving a practical guide to
performing the research..

The meeting will be held on Tuesday, November 06, 2012, at 7:30 pm Gelber
Conference Centre - 5151 Cote Ste-Catherine/1 Carré Cummings For all information on
our upcoming meetings & Sunday Morning Family Tree Workshops call the JGS of
Montreal Hotline - 24 hours a day: 514-484-0969
Please view the JGS of Montreal website: http://jgs-montreal.org/ and find us in
Facebook

Merle Kastner
JGS of Montreal, Programming
merlek@...

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