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Re: * New resource to help your search #hungary

Patricia J Weisshaus <patjw28@...>
 

Tom,

This is a fantastic job on your part. It will be a big help to many people.
our help and response to many questions on this list has helped many
people, and I thank you for that.

Pat

At 01:04 PM 11/4/2005, Tom Venetianer wrote:
Dear all,

I have been developing a single-step search engine for finding Jewish
vital records at the FHL site <http://www.familysearch.org/>. As you know,
their site is quite rigid and difficult to navigate and to search.

I created an interface which is simple and handy. It's entry page can be
found at <http://venetia.95mb.com/hungary/>. This page allows you to
search the FHL library, covering ALL Hungarian Jewish records they have
microfilmed. It contains over 450 locations, updated until October 2005.

I believe this page and its navigation is self-explanatory: The ABC
listing allows you to reach alphabetically the name of any town or village
in FHL's repository. The side bar permits navigation by county (varmegye)
names. Those without links do not have filmed records.

The body frame carries the resulting listing with two links for each entry:

"details", which links to FHL's Title Details page for that location, and

"films", which takes you to FHL's Film Notes page, containing the listing
of all films available for that particular location.

Notice that once you reached a FHL page, you are navigating inside their
site. To come back to mine you will have to use your browser's "back button".

I hope you will find this useful.

I'm now working on the Slovak records/films. Please let me have your
feedback if this is indeed something you feel I should develop further.
Any ideas and suggestions are welcome.

Regards
Tom

Caveat: The site where my pages are hosted is a free hosting resource
which exists because of income generated >from banner advertising. I
strongly recommend you activate a pop-up windows blocker because each time
you navigate through one of my pages a new banner will pop-up.
--
-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-
Tom Venetianer <mailto:tom.vene@...>
Sao Paulo - Brazil


Re: Some Basic Questions #hungary

Vivian Kahn
 

What I meant to say was that the catalog of FHL Jewish records on the
JewishGen databases page does not include records that have been filmed
SINCE the time when the catalog was created. Always check the FHL
catalog for up-to-date info. Tom Venetianer has created a search
engine that makes it even easier to find Hungarian Jewish records in
the FHL collection. You can find it at
http://venetia.95mb.com/hungary/

Vivian Kahn, Oakland, CA


Hungary SIG #Hungary Re: * New resource to help your search #hungary

Patricia J Weisshaus <patjw28@...>
 

Tom,

This is a fantastic job on your part. It will be a big help to many people.
our help and response to many questions on this list has helped many
people, and I thank you for that.

Pat

At 01:04 PM 11/4/2005, Tom Venetianer wrote:
Dear all,

I have been developing a single-step search engine for finding Jewish
vital records at the FHL site <http://www.familysearch.org/>. As you know,
their site is quite rigid and difficult to navigate and to search.

I created an interface which is simple and handy. It's entry page can be
found at <http://venetia.95mb.com/hungary/>. This page allows you to
search the FHL library, covering ALL Hungarian Jewish records they have
microfilmed. It contains over 450 locations, updated until October 2005.

I believe this page and its navigation is self-explanatory: The ABC
listing allows you to reach alphabetically the name of any town or village
in FHL's repository. The side bar permits navigation by county (varmegye)
names. Those without links do not have filmed records.

The body frame carries the resulting listing with two links for each entry:

"details", which links to FHL's Title Details page for that location, and

"films", which takes you to FHL's Film Notes page, containing the listing
of all films available for that particular location.

Notice that once you reached a FHL page, you are navigating inside their
site. To come back to mine you will have to use your browser's "back button".

I hope you will find this useful.

I'm now working on the Slovak records/films. Please let me have your
feedback if this is indeed something you feel I should develop further.
Any ideas and suggestions are welcome.

Regards
Tom

Caveat: The site where my pages are hosted is a free hosting resource
which exists because of income generated >from banner advertising. I
strongly recommend you activate a pop-up windows blocker because each time
you navigate through one of my pages a new banner will pop-up.
--
-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-
Tom Venetianer <mailto:tom.vene@...>
Sao Paulo - Brazil


Hungary SIG #Hungary Re: Some Basic Questions #hungary

Vivian Kahn
 

What I meant to say was that the catalog of FHL Jewish records on the
JewishGen databases page does not include records that have been filmed
SINCE the time when the catalog was created. Always check the FHL
catalog for up-to-date info. Tom Venetianer has created a search
engine that makes it even easier to find Hungarian Jewish records in
the FHL collection. You can find it at
http://venetia.95mb.com/hungary/

Vivian Kahn, Oakland, CA


SURNAMES: POLACSEK, BRAND, SCHAFFER #poland

norma schaffer <schaffernorma@...>
 

My maternal g-father Otto POLACSEK was born in
Weener Germany-he moved to Vienna Austria but I don't know
when. My maternal g-mother, Helene POLACSEK nee
BRAND was born in Krakow Poland. Otto left Vienna to
avoid the nazis who as my mother told me, were just
"taking the men". I am not familiar with the timetable.

My mother Edith SCHAFFER nee POLACSEK along with her
mother Helene BRAND POLACSEK left for Belgium after
Otto-I do not know how much time elapsed between my
g-father and my mother and her mother leaving Vienna
for Belgium. Otto POLACSEK was in Holland--Westerbork
is where he was before being transported to
Auschwitz.

My g-mother Helene BRAND POLACSEK was arrested in
Belgium-do not know the city, but my mother
was watching a movie at a local cinema, se came home
to discover her mother had been taken by the nazis.
My mother was saved by a Cathoic family-Geadin(spelling)
living with them for several years until she was arrested
(local nazi "snitch") in 1944 and sent to Auschwitz.

Norma Schaffer Los Angeles Ca USA


JRI Poland #Poland SURNAMES: POLACSEK, BRAND, SCHAFFER #poland

norma schaffer <schaffernorma@...>
 

My maternal g-father Otto POLACSEK was born in
Weener Germany-he moved to Vienna Austria but I don't know
when. My maternal g-mother, Helene POLACSEK nee
BRAND was born in Krakow Poland. Otto left Vienna to
avoid the nazis who as my mother told me, were just
"taking the men". I am not familiar with the timetable.

My mother Edith SCHAFFER nee POLACSEK along with her
mother Helene BRAND POLACSEK left for Belgium after
Otto-I do not know how much time elapsed between my
g-father and my mother and her mother leaving Vienna
for Belgium. Otto POLACSEK was in Holland--Westerbork
is where he was before being transported to
Auschwitz.

My g-mother Helene BRAND POLACSEK was arrested in
Belgium-do not know the city, but my mother
was watching a movie at a local cinema, se came home
to discover her mother had been taken by the nazis.
My mother was saved by a Cathoic family-Geadin(spelling)
living with them for several years until she was arrested
(local nazi "snitch") in 1944 and sent to Auschwitz.

Norma Schaffer Los Angeles Ca USA


Lublin visit #poland

jeffrey segal <jeff.segal@...>
 

I plan to visit Lublin with my elderly parents in the second week of April
2006, looking up ancestral addresses and touring sites of Jewish interest.
Would anyone who has previously been there be able to recommend
guides/interpreters and suitable hotels?

Any other advice and guidance would be very welcome too.

Thanks and regards

Jeff Segal
London

Researching
DORFGAJER, GRADEL, TEMPELDYNER, FRYDMAN (Lublin)
SEGAL, SAPHIER (Zbaraz)
STOLLAR, SHLOCHEVSKY (Poltava)

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please send names of guides and hotels privately.


JRI Poland #Poland Lublin visit #poland

jeffrey segal <jeff.segal@...>
 

I plan to visit Lublin with my elderly parents in the second week of April
2006, looking up ancestral addresses and touring sites of Jewish interest.
Would anyone who has previously been there be able to recommend
guides/interpreters and suitable hotels?

Any other advice and guidance would be very welcome too.

Thanks and regards

Jeff Segal
London

Researching
DORFGAJER, GRADEL, TEMPELDYNER, FRYDMAN (Lublin)
SEGAL, SAPHIER (Zbaraz)
STOLLAR, SHLOCHEVSKY (Poltava)

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please send names of guides and hotels privately.


Lodz Area Research Group News #poland

Roni S. Liebowitz
 

I am so pleased to announce that Joe Ross agreed to serve as
Town Leader for Lodz at Jewish Record Indexing-Poland as well
as a contact person for Lodz. Joe has been assuming much of
the responsibilities of Town Leader for Lodz over the past
several years. Now he will be official! As a new Archive
Coordinator, I am very grateful to be working with Joe. In
addition to his duties as Town Leader for Lodz, he wears the
hat as contact person for Szczercow, Zgierz, and just agreed to
be the contact for Lodz.

Welcome to another volunteer, Leon Weintraub of Sweden, who has
agreed to serve as the contact person for Dobra.
Leon has been working hard over the past several years to
create a Memorial for the Jews of Dobra which is near Turek.
The Municipality of Dobra expressed a desire to establish such
a monument commemorating the Jewish history in Dobra. After
long negotiations, Leon was finally able to sign an agreement
October 3, that enables the memorial to be constructed. It will
be erected on part of the site of the former Dobra synagogue,
which was destroyed by the Nazis. To learn more about this
project, contact Leon at Leonweintraub@....

The Town Contacts for the towns in the Lodz Area Research Group
(LARG) can be found at:
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/Lodz/LARGtown.htm We have
several "orphan" towns that need volunteers as contacts.
Please consider volunteering for this position.

Let us not forget or neglect all the LDS records that are
microfilmed for our towns. Films may be ordered at any one of
the thousands of local Family History Centers worldwide. In
addition to the complete collection at the Family History
Library (FHL) in Salt Lake City, there are also locations where
large collections of FHL films are permanently available. The
Jewish Records Indexing-Poland Project, with its goal to index all
the vital records for our LARG towns, needs your help. We need
volunteers to index these records. If you cannot get to a
Family History Center but would be able to work at home
inputting data into an excel spreadsheet, please let me know.
You can join a Shtetl CO-OP if one exists for your town, see
http://www.jri-poland.org/shtetl/status.htm, or order the
microfilms for your town of interest and work on your own. No
matter how you do it, there are many people ready to help.

If you have never done this before, there are many of us ready
and willing to help you become familiar with the process. I
recall when I first looked at the Polish indices, I thought I'd
never ever be able to decipher the letters. Now only a few
years later, I can even plow through some of the Cyrillic
records for my family, albeit sometimes checking letter by
letter. It is a great sense of accomplishment when you can
look at your ancestor's Polish marriage record and know what it
says!!! Please consider joining the team so we can benefit
from all our efforts.
All the best,
Roni

Mrs. Roni Seibel Liebowitz
Scarsdale, New York
Lodz ShtetLinks http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/Lodz/index.htm
Lodz Area Research Group (LARG)
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/Lodz/LARG.htm
Jewish Records Indexing- Poland, http://www.jri-Poland.org/
26th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy
http://www.jgsny2006.org/


JRI Poland #Poland Lodz Area Research Group News #poland

Roni S. Liebowitz
 

I am so pleased to announce that Joe Ross agreed to serve as
Town Leader for Lodz at Jewish Record Indexing-Poland as well
as a contact person for Lodz. Joe has been assuming much of
the responsibilities of Town Leader for Lodz over the past
several years. Now he will be official! As a new Archive
Coordinator, I am very grateful to be working with Joe. In
addition to his duties as Town Leader for Lodz, he wears the
hat as contact person for Szczercow, Zgierz, and just agreed to
be the contact for Lodz.

Welcome to another volunteer, Leon Weintraub of Sweden, who has
agreed to serve as the contact person for Dobra.
Leon has been working hard over the past several years to
create a Memorial for the Jews of Dobra which is near Turek.
The Municipality of Dobra expressed a desire to establish such
a monument commemorating the Jewish history in Dobra. After
long negotiations, Leon was finally able to sign an agreement
October 3, that enables the memorial to be constructed. It will
be erected on part of the site of the former Dobra synagogue,
which was destroyed by the Nazis. To learn more about this
project, contact Leon at Leonweintraub@....

The Town Contacts for the towns in the Lodz Area Research Group
(LARG) can be found at:
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/Lodz/LARGtown.htm We have
several "orphan" towns that need volunteers as contacts.
Please consider volunteering for this position.

Let us not forget or neglect all the LDS records that are
microfilmed for our towns. Films may be ordered at any one of
the thousands of local Family History Centers worldwide. In
addition to the complete collection at the Family History
Library (FHL) in Salt Lake City, there are also locations where
large collections of FHL films are permanently available. The
Jewish Records Indexing-Poland Project, with its goal to index all
the vital records for our LARG towns, needs your help. We need
volunteers to index these records. If you cannot get to a
Family History Center but would be able to work at home
inputting data into an excel spreadsheet, please let me know.
You can join a Shtetl CO-OP if one exists for your town, see
http://www.jri-poland.org/shtetl/status.htm, or order the
microfilms for your town of interest and work on your own. No
matter how you do it, there are many people ready to help.

If you have never done this before, there are many of us ready
and willing to help you become familiar with the process. I
recall when I first looked at the Polish indices, I thought I'd
never ever be able to decipher the letters. Now only a few
years later, I can even plow through some of the Cyrillic
records for my family, albeit sometimes checking letter by
letter. It is a great sense of accomplishment when you can
look at your ancestor's Polish marriage record and know what it
says!!! Please consider joining the team so we can benefit
from all our efforts.
All the best,
Roni

Mrs. Roni Seibel Liebowitz
Scarsdale, New York
Lodz ShtetLinks http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/Lodz/index.htm
Lodz Area Research Group (LARG)
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/Lodz/LARG.htm
Jewish Records Indexing- Poland, http://www.jri-Poland.org/
26th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy
http://www.jgsny2006.org/


Re: Examples of data found when researching the Vilna State archives #lithuania

Sabrina Rabinovich
 

Dear fellow genealogists,

It took me some time to write this letter, but,
finally, I'd like to share good news with all of you
and to thank you all who sent me the name and
recommendations for the researcher >from Israel. My
husband's family pushed me to help them as the only
English speaker in the family to find the roots of
their ancestors in Druya. Personally I was never
involved in genealogy and found Jewishgen site by pure
chance. Many people of LitvakSig replyed to my first
message in August. I got several names of researchers
and started the correspondence. I found out that Druya
documents are in the State Lithuanian Historical
archives in Vilnius. After comparing the fees of local
researcher with the one >from Israel, I had chosen the
Israeli one. What she found was amazing! Indeed my
in-laws ancestors lived in Druya but some of them
moved to Vilna in 1885. The Druya birth records were
not survived, but the Vilna ones did. We have received
4 Druya revision lists and many birth records for
Vilna off-springs. Some of you asked me if we have
Rabbi in the family, I believe we did not, or at least
it was not confirmed. Besides Rabinovich family name
the researcher discovered the connection with other
families we did not know about. She sent us the
copies, created the family tree, and explained
everything in French. Again thank you everyone who
recommended her.

Please, contact me privately for her name.

Sabrina Rabinovich
sabrina_rab@...
Paris, France
Researching:Milmann,Levy,Rabinovich(Smorgany),Jofe,Grinin (Druya)


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Re: Examples of data found when researching the Vilna State archives #lithuania

Sabrina Rabinovich
 

Dear fellow genealogists,

It took me some time to write this letter, but,
finally, I'd like to share good news with all of you
and to thank you all who sent me the name and
recommendations for the researcher >from Israel. My
husband's family pushed me to help them as the only
English speaker in the family to find the roots of
their ancestors in Druya. Personally I was never
involved in genealogy and found Jewishgen site by pure
chance. Many people of LitvakSig replyed to my first
message in August. I got several names of researchers
and started the correspondence. I found out that Druya
documents are in the State Lithuanian Historical
archives in Vilnius. After comparing the fees of local
researcher with the one >from Israel, I had chosen the
Israeli one. What she found was amazing! Indeed my
in-laws ancestors lived in Druya but some of them
moved to Vilna in 1885. The Druya birth records were
not survived, but the Vilna ones did. We have received
4 Druya revision lists and many birth records for
Vilna off-springs. Some of you asked me if we have
Rabbi in the family, I believe we did not, or at least
it was not confirmed. Besides Rabinovich family name
the researcher discovered the connection with other
families we did not know about. She sent us the
copies, created the family tree, and explained
everything in French. Again thank you everyone who
recommended her.

Please, contact me privately for her name.

Sabrina Rabinovich
sabrina_rab@...
Paris, France
Researching:Milmann,Levy,Rabinovich(Smorgany),Jofe,Grinin (Druya)


Re: Examples of data found when researching the Vilna State archives #lithuania

Ari Greenberg <ari.greenberg.gen@...>
 

Dennis Gelpe wrote :

I was wonder just what examples of data were found when using the
Vilna State Archives genealogical research services. A hundred dollars
(plus) is a sizeable sum for me to justify to my current family to be
spent just to learn that, for example, my grandfather lived on
such-and-such street in 1850. Have people been able to learn about past f=
amily
members, or names of people going back generations?
Some months ago I hired a private researcher, who was recommended by a
friend of mine.In a month she delivered a comprehensive report that
included over twenty vital records and several revision lists of my
paternal and maternal sides of the family. I got the copies of
originals, family trees and detailed analysis of the found documents
in English. When I contacted the researcher I knew only the generation
of my grandparents and doubted in possibility to find their
forefathers, meanwhile I did not exclude an outside chance and decided
to stake some $$. It was rewading. Now my family trees go back to 1816
thanks to the Vilna research.

For specifics about this researcher, please write me privately,

Ari Greenberg,
Fremont, CA


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Re: Examples of data found when researching the Vilna State archives #lithuania

Ari Greenberg <ari.greenberg.gen@...>
 

Dennis Gelpe wrote :

I was wonder just what examples of data were found when using the
Vilna State Archives genealogical research services. A hundred dollars
(plus) is a sizeable sum for me to justify to my current family to be
spent just to learn that, for example, my grandfather lived on
such-and-such street in 1850. Have people been able to learn about past f=
amily
members, or names of people going back generations?
Some months ago I hired a private researcher, who was recommended by a
friend of mine.In a month she delivered a comprehensive report that
included over twenty vital records and several revision lists of my
paternal and maternal sides of the family. I got the copies of
originals, family trees and detailed analysis of the found documents
in English. When I contacted the researcher I knew only the generation
of my grandparents and doubted in possibility to find their
forefathers, meanwhile I did not exclude an outside chance and decided
to stake some $$. It was rewading. Now my family trees go back to 1816
thanks to the Vilna research.

For specifics about this researcher, please write me privately,

Ari Greenberg,
Fremont, CA


Moravian cemeteries search #austria-czech

robert fraser <robertandginafraser@...>
 

Hi Genners -

Whilst looking for something else, I came across this site, as you often
do!

http://cemeteries.zob.cz/

It's a link >from the Brno Jewish community website and offers a digital map
and search engine of the Brno Jewish cemetery. There are three other
cemeteries listed, but the links don't appear to currently work. None of the
email addresses appear to work either, as I've been trying to contact the
Brno office and all emails bounce. Does anyone know alternative email
addresses?

Robert W Fraser
Dianella, Western Australia
robertandginafraser@...


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Moravian cemeteries search #austria-czech

robert fraser <robertandginafraser@...>
 

Hi Genners -

Whilst looking for something else, I came across this site, as you often
do!

http://cemeteries.zob.cz/

It's a link >from the Brno Jewish community website and offers a digital map
and search engine of the Brno Jewish cemetery. There are three other
cemeteries listed, but the links don't appear to currently work. None of the
email addresses appear to work either, as I've been trying to contact the
Brno office and all emails bounce. Does anyone know alternative email
addresses?

Robert W Fraser
Dianella, Western Australia
robertandginafraser@...


Re: vital records for Kalwaria Zebrzydowska and Krakow #galicia

Mark Halpern
 

Dear Pnina:

The JRI-Poland Town Index -- an index of towns where Jewish vital
records exist in LDS microfilms and/or at branches of the Polish State
Archives -- can be found at http://www.jri-poland.org/town/index.htm.
This page is a large page and may take a while to open, especially with
a dial-up connection.

Jewish vital records for Kalwaria Zebrzydowska, also just known as
Kalwarya, have not survived, which explains why this town is not on the
JRI-Poland list. Miriam Weiner has provided the best resource to find
out if records for your Galician town have survived and where they can
be found. Her Routes to Roots Foundation website is found at
http://www.rtrfoundation.org/ and then click "Archive Database."

The JRI-Poland database does have indices of records >from Krakow, which
can be searched at www.jri-poland.org by clicking "search database."

I wish you success in your search.

Mark Halpern
JRI-Poland

----- Original Message -----
Very Dear Galizianers

I opened jri-Poland org and found the list of the towns, but could not
open it.

I am interested in the lists of Kalwaria Zebrzydowska, where >from my
mother Ester Koral went to Palestine at March or April 1934, and in the lists
of Krakow where >from my father Moshe Hersh Mandelboim came to Palestine
at April 1934.

Sincerely.
Pnina Meislish, Jerusalem
MODERATOR note: The subject of this posting has been modified to reflect the
actual topic.


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Re: vital records for Kalwaria Zebrzydowska and Krakow #galicia

Mark Halpern
 

Dear Pnina:

The JRI-Poland Town Index -- an index of towns where Jewish vital
records exist in LDS microfilms and/or at branches of the Polish State
Archives -- can be found at http://www.jri-poland.org/town/index.htm.
This page is a large page and may take a while to open, especially with
a dial-up connection.

Jewish vital records for Kalwaria Zebrzydowska, also just known as
Kalwarya, have not survived, which explains why this town is not on the
JRI-Poland list. Miriam Weiner has provided the best resource to find
out if records for your Galician town have survived and where they can
be found. Her Routes to Roots Foundation website is found at
http://www.rtrfoundation.org/ and then click "Archive Database."

The JRI-Poland database does have indices of records >from Krakow, which
can be searched at www.jri-poland.org by clicking "search database."

I wish you success in your search.

Mark Halpern
JRI-Poland

----- Original Message -----
Very Dear Galizianers

I opened jri-Poland org and found the list of the towns, but could not
open it.

I am interested in the lists of Kalwaria Zebrzydowska, where >from my
mother Ester Koral went to Palestine at March or April 1934, and in the lists
of Krakow where >from my father Moshe Hersh Mandelboim came to Palestine
at April 1934.

Sincerely.
Pnina Meislish, Jerusalem
MODERATOR note: The subject of this posting has been modified to reflect the
actual topic.


Searching SOKOLOV in Sweden #scandinavia

Angie Elfassi
 

Good morning,

Im new to this SIG.

According to family legend, a member of my family moved
from Latvia to Sweden. The information I have is
extremely limited.

My greatgrandmother Freya SOKOLOV had family who moved
from Latvia to Sweden. This is all I know. She was
born about 1862 and died in Leeds, UK in 1946.

Any ideas what I could do with such scanty
information?

Thanks in advance

Regards
Angie Elfassi
Israel

Searching:
REICHZELIGMAN/RICHMAN, Stakliskes, Lithuania/Leeds
COHEN, Sakiai, Lithuania/Leeds
MAGIDOWITZ, Jurbarkas, Lithuania/Leeds
SOKOLOV and KASSIMOFF, Rezekne, Latvia/Leeds


Scandinavia SIG #Scandinavia Searching SOKOLOV in Sweden #scandinavia

Angie Elfassi
 

Good morning,

Im new to this SIG.

According to family legend, a member of my family moved
from Latvia to Sweden. The information I have is
extremely limited.

My greatgrandmother Freya SOKOLOV had family who moved
from Latvia to Sweden. This is all I know. She was
born about 1862 and died in Leeds, UK in 1946.

Any ideas what I could do with such scanty
information?

Thanks in advance

Regards
Angie Elfassi
Israel

Searching:
REICHZELIGMAN/RICHMAN, Stakliskes, Lithuania/Leeds
COHEN, Sakiai, Lithuania/Leeds
MAGIDOWITZ, Jurbarkas, Lithuania/Leeds
SOKOLOV and KASSIMOFF, Rezekne, Latvia/Leeds