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New material, including Ataki, and Balta district residents, Podolia #bessarabia

Yefim Kogan
 

Dear Bessarabers,

We talked recently about new records for town of Soroki: Vital records,
etc.... and I asked for volunteers. One person is working on now on that
project, but we definitely need more people. Only Vital records we had
about 220 pages! Also there are synagogue lists, educational records, etc.
Please come forward to work on one of these projects.

Next important town we have a lot of new records is Ataki (Otaki, Atach),
Bessarabia (Moldova). The copies of originals are also >from Miriam Weiner's
Archival material.

Here is what already done and will be available soon:
- a page with three melameds - teachers at Kheders with total of 26
students;
- a set of records of out-of-town Jews living in towns and villages in Balta
uezd, Podolia guberbia - this is why I sent this message to Ukraine SIG
too. What is interesting about this set - it was located in Moldova Archive
in Kishinev, and that almost all of people were registered in towns in
Bessarabia, including Khotin, Brichany, Kishinev, Ataki, etc. Also that was
a full set, not just an excerpt of records.

Here is what not done yet:

- a set of signatures I found among Revision List, 1854. It looks that
there was a meeting of all Head of Households and everybody who remained in
Ataki signed the Revision. It includes meeting minutes and decisions, and
for each person handwritten surname and fist name in Russian and the
signature of that person in Hebrew/Yiddish (14 images)
- a second set is a correspondence on voting in the Ataki synagogue for the
Rabiner of the synagogue ("starosta") >from 1876-1880 >from Miriam Weiner's
collection. It also includes letters, decisions, and list of names in
Russian and signatures in Hebrew/Yiddish. In this list there were a number
of people illiterate, who did not sign the document
I think this is a very interesting information for people whose relatives
lived in Ataki.

I wish that someone with Russian will come forward to help translating all
this documents.

Actually, I really surprised that no one come forward to lead a project to
Translate Ataki Yiskor book (two volumes). It is incredible material with
a lot of photos >from different period, family stories, and more. For that
we need a person who can translate >from Hebrew. If you can translate just
1-2 chapters, that would be great already.

Please let me know if you have any questions, suggestions.

All the best,
Yefim Kogan
JewishGen Bessarabia SIG Leader and Coordinator


Bessarabia SIG #Bessarabia New material, including Ataki, and Balta district residents, Podolia #bessarabia

Yefim Kogan
 

Dear Bessarabers,

We talked recently about new records for town of Soroki: Vital records,
etc.... and I asked for volunteers. One person is working on now on that
project, but we definitely need more people. Only Vital records we had
about 220 pages! Also there are synagogue lists, educational records, etc.
Please come forward to work on one of these projects.

Next important town we have a lot of new records is Ataki (Otaki, Atach),
Bessarabia (Moldova). The copies of originals are also >from Miriam Weiner's
Archival material.

Here is what already done and will be available soon:
- a page with three melameds - teachers at Kheders with total of 26
students;
- a set of records of out-of-town Jews living in towns and villages in Balta
uezd, Podolia guberbia - this is why I sent this message to Ukraine SIG
too. What is interesting about this set - it was located in Moldova Archive
in Kishinev, and that almost all of people were registered in towns in
Bessarabia, including Khotin, Brichany, Kishinev, Ataki, etc. Also that was
a full set, not just an excerpt of records.

Here is what not done yet:

- a set of signatures I found among Revision List, 1854. It looks that
there was a meeting of all Head of Households and everybody who remained in
Ataki signed the Revision. It includes meeting minutes and decisions, and
for each person handwritten surname and fist name in Russian and the
signature of that person in Hebrew/Yiddish (14 images)
- a second set is a correspondence on voting in the Ataki synagogue for the
Rabiner of the synagogue ("starosta") >from 1876-1880 >from Miriam Weiner's
collection. It also includes letters, decisions, and list of names in
Russian and signatures in Hebrew/Yiddish. In this list there were a number
of people illiterate, who did not sign the document
I think this is a very interesting information for people whose relatives
lived in Ataki.

I wish that someone with Russian will come forward to help translating all
this documents.

Actually, I really surprised that no one come forward to lead a project to
Translate Ataki Yiskor book (two volumes). It is incredible material with
a lot of photos >from different period, family stories, and more. For that
we need a person who can translate >from Hebrew. If you can translate just
1-2 chapters, that would be great already.

Please let me know if you have any questions, suggestions.

All the best,
Yefim Kogan
JewishGen Bessarabia SIG Leader and Coordinator


Vital Records for Nemajuni #lithuania

Jerry Zeisler <jzeisler@...>
 

I've hit a brick wall.

I've been looking for the vital records for my family but have been
unsuccessful. They lived in Nemajuni, and the records I am searching for
are >from the mid-to-late 1890s and into the early 1900s. The family name
is ADELSON. I was told that the records were included with Jieznas, but
again, nothing.

The father, David Adelson, came >from Stokliskes and eventually the
family moved to Butrimonys, but that was after all of the children were
born. David died in Nemajuni in 1924 and we have that record, but none
other. I was hoping that someone would know where they might be located
if they are even available? David's wife's name was Zlota GORDON.

Names I am searching for are: Louis, Mendel, Minnie, Samuel, Esther
Riva, Israel, Reuven, Basha and Benzion. We know that Zlota, Benzion,
and Israel were mentioned in the 1937 church census for Butrimonys, but
we have found no other vitals, such as birth records, for any of the
children.

Thank you for any guidance you can offer.

Jerry Zeisler
Portland, Oregon USA


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Vital Records for Nemajuni #lithuania

Jerry Zeisler <jzeisler@...>
 

I've hit a brick wall.

I've been looking for the vital records for my family but have been
unsuccessful. They lived in Nemajuni, and the records I am searching for
are >from the mid-to-late 1890s and into the early 1900s. The family name
is ADELSON. I was told that the records were included with Jieznas, but
again, nothing.

The father, David Adelson, came >from Stokliskes and eventually the
family moved to Butrimonys, but that was after all of the children were
born. David died in Nemajuni in 1924 and we have that record, but none
other. I was hoping that someone would know where they might be located
if they are even available? David's wife's name was Zlota GORDON.

Names I am searching for are: Louis, Mendel, Minnie, Samuel, Esther
Riva, Israel, Reuven, Basha and Benzion. We know that Zlota, Benzion,
and Israel were mentioned in the 1937 church census for Butrimonys, but
we have found no other vitals, such as birth records, for any of the
children.

Thank you for any guidance you can offer.

Jerry Zeisler
Portland, Oregon USA


Acknowledgement #romania

Nira Weiss <nira.weiss@...>
 

Hello,
I just joined the SIG Romania in search of details about my family.
I am not sure I fully understand how this works and where I might
find specific info pertaining to my ancestors in Bivolari.
I understand this is a private site and will not copy or share info
that is available here.
I would greatly appreciate your guidance.
Thank you,
Nira

MODERATOR NOTE: A good place to start would be by contacting
JewishGen Support at: <https://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen/Support.htm>


Romania SIG #Romania Acknowledgement #romania

Nira Weiss <nira.weiss@...>
 

Hello,
I just joined the SIG Romania in search of details about my family.
I am not sure I fully understand how this works and where I might
find specific info pertaining to my ancestors in Bivolari.
I understand this is a private site and will not copy or share info
that is available here.
I would greatly appreciate your guidance.
Thank you,
Nira

MODERATOR NOTE: A good place to start would be by contacting
JewishGen Support at: <https://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen/Support.htm>


IAJGS Salutes Rosemary Eshel #general

Nolan Altman
 

The "IAJGS Salute! Committee" is pleased to announce that Rosemary Eshel has
been awarded an IAJGS Salute! Award. IAJGS Salute! are designed to provide
recognition on an ongoing basis of noteworthy projects, activities and
accomplishments relating to Jewish genealogy at any time during the year in
addition to the annual IAJGS achievement awards.

Rosemary has volunteered endless hours as a volunteer with the Israel
Genealogy Research Association (IGRA). Since the founding/reorganization of
IGRA in 2012, Rosemary has handled all the requests for research assistance
that come though the IGRA website. We believe this to be well over 3,000
requests. Some of the answers may be simple while others are quite complex.
Rosemary treats each one with the same thoroughness and responds in a timely
fashion, sometimes taking hours to research and locate the best way to guide
the person and help them find the information they are seeking.

In addition, Rosemary has served on the IGRA Executive Committee and
continues to serve on the IGRA Board. Rosemary has extensive knowledge of
Jewish genealogy resources in North Africa, Italy and England. Rosemary is
part of the IGRA team that meets with people who have turned to the
Genealogy Center at the National Library in Jerusalem, interested in
researching their roots. These individuals are scheduled for a one hour
session and meet with a genealogist together with a reference librarian.
Rosemary prepares extensively for these meetings and documents each session.

For her dedication and unique contribution, the IAJGS is happy to recognize
Rosemary Eshel's efforts with an IAJGS Salute! Award.

The International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies (IAJGS) was
formed in 1988 as a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. IAJGS is an umbrella
group of organizations which provides a common voice for issues of
significance to its members, to advocate for and educate about our
genealogical avocation, and to coordinate items such as the annual
International Conference on Jewish Genealogy. For more information on
IAJGS, please see our website at http://www.iajgs.org/blog/ or to nominate
someone for a Salutes! award, please see
http://www.iajgs.org/blog/awards/iajgs-salutes/

Nolan Altman
Salute! Committee Chairperson


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen IAJGS Salutes Rosemary Eshel #general

Nolan Altman
 

The "IAJGS Salute! Committee" is pleased to announce that Rosemary Eshel has
been awarded an IAJGS Salute! Award. IAJGS Salute! are designed to provide
recognition on an ongoing basis of noteworthy projects, activities and
accomplishments relating to Jewish genealogy at any time during the year in
addition to the annual IAJGS achievement awards.

Rosemary has volunteered endless hours as a volunteer with the Israel
Genealogy Research Association (IGRA). Since the founding/reorganization of
IGRA in 2012, Rosemary has handled all the requests for research assistance
that come though the IGRA website. We believe this to be well over 3,000
requests. Some of the answers may be simple while others are quite complex.
Rosemary treats each one with the same thoroughness and responds in a timely
fashion, sometimes taking hours to research and locate the best way to guide
the person and help them find the information they are seeking.

In addition, Rosemary has served on the IGRA Executive Committee and
continues to serve on the IGRA Board. Rosemary has extensive knowledge of
Jewish genealogy resources in North Africa, Italy and England. Rosemary is
part of the IGRA team that meets with people who have turned to the
Genealogy Center at the National Library in Jerusalem, interested in
researching their roots. These individuals are scheduled for a one hour
session and meet with a genealogist together with a reference librarian.
Rosemary prepares extensively for these meetings and documents each session.

For her dedication and unique contribution, the IAJGS is happy to recognize
Rosemary Eshel's efforts with an IAJGS Salute! Award.

The International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies (IAJGS) was
formed in 1988 as a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. IAJGS is an umbrella
group of organizations which provides a common voice for issues of
significance to its members, to advocate for and educate about our
genealogical avocation, and to coordinate items such as the annual
International Conference on Jewish Genealogy. For more information on
IAJGS, please see our website at http://www.iajgs.org/blog/ or to nominate
someone for a Salutes! award, please see
http://www.iajgs.org/blog/awards/iajgs-salutes/

Nolan Altman
Salute! Committee Chairperson


IAJGS Welcomes New Member Society - Jewish Genealogy Society of Central Maryland #general

Nolan Altman
 

On behalf of the IAJGS Board and our current membership, it is with great
pleasure that we welcome The Jewish Genealogy Society of Central Maryland as
the newest member of our growing family of IAJGS organizations. The society
is primarily focused on including members >from Howard, Anne Arundel,
Frederick, and Prince George's, Maryland. For more information about the
group, please contact the group at JGSCMd@comcast.net or see their Facebook
group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/jgscmd/

The group's next meeting will be Monday March 18th, 1:00 PM, at the Vantage
House, 5400 Vantage Point Road, Columbia, MD. They will explore the
genealogical resources available >from books in print. Among others, they
will review the publications of Alexander Beider and "The Family Tree
Historical Maps of Europe." Attendees are encouraged to bring their
favorite genealogical resources in print to share with others.

The International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies (IAJGS) was
formed in 1988 as a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. IAJGS is an umbrella
group of organizations which provides a common voice for issues of
significance to its members, to advocate for and educate about our
genealogical avocation, and to coordinate items such as the annual
International Conference on Jewish Genealogy. For more information on
IAJGS, please see our website at http://www.iajgs.org/blog/ or contact me at
membership@iajgs.org

Nolan Altman
Membership Development


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen IAJGS Welcomes New Member Society - Jewish Genealogy Society of Central Maryland #general

Nolan Altman
 

On behalf of the IAJGS Board and our current membership, it is with great
pleasure that we welcome The Jewish Genealogy Society of Central Maryland as
the newest member of our growing family of IAJGS organizations. The society
is primarily focused on including members >from Howard, Anne Arundel,
Frederick, and Prince George's, Maryland. For more information about the
group, please contact the group at JGSCMd@comcast.net or see their Facebook
group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/jgscmd/

The group's next meeting will be Monday March 18th, 1:00 PM, at the Vantage
House, 5400 Vantage Point Road, Columbia, MD. They will explore the
genealogical resources available >from books in print. Among others, they
will review the publications of Alexander Beider and "The Family Tree
Historical Maps of Europe." Attendees are encouraged to bring their
favorite genealogical resources in print to share with others.

The International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies (IAJGS) was
formed in 1988 as a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. IAJGS is an umbrella
group of organizations which provides a common voice for issues of
significance to its members, to advocate for and educate about our
genealogical avocation, and to coordinate items such as the annual
International Conference on Jewish Genealogy. For more information on
IAJGS, please see our website at http://www.iajgs.org/blog/ or contact me at
membership@iajgs.org

Nolan Altman
Membership Development


place #general

mike yesnes
 

Friday
3/8/19
From:Mike

Discussion Group,

Have a person who was born on 5/26/1893 in Vrmetjk,Russia per the U.S.
Naturalization Records Indexes according to ancestry.com.Is this Vrmetjk spelling
place a misprint?,should it be transliterated into Bp_e_y_?...doesn't come up
anywhere?Would appreciate your help.Thank you.

Mike Yesnes


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen place #general

mike yesnes
 

Friday
3/8/19
From:Mike

Discussion Group,

Have a person who was born on 5/26/1893 in Vrmetjk,Russia per the U.S.
Naturalization Records Indexes according to ancestry.com.Is this Vrmetjk spelling
place a misprint?,should it be transliterated into Bp_e_y_?...doesn't come up
anywhere?Would appreciate your help.Thank you.

Mike Yesnes


This week's Yizkor book excerpt on the JewishGen Facebook page #general

Bruce Drake <BDrake@...>
 

"How Chelm Was Saved >from a Pogrom in 1905" >from the Yizkor book of this Polish
town is an account of how the community fended off the kind of tragedy that
resulted in the slaughter of Jews in Kishinev after the Russian Revolution in that
year. Through a combination of the Bund and other Jewish political groups, and
aided by Christian students and workers, Chelm prepared its self-defense and was
able to plant "spies in the camp of the enemy" to give advance warning of any
attack. When word came that it was coming, the town was ready "to meet the bloody
enemy face-to-face." The defense group had ten revolvers, not to mention butchers
with their knives and carpenters with their hatchets. "No pogrom took place that
day in Chelm!," wrote Shmuel Winer. "A day of sadness became a day of joy."

URL: https://www.facebook.com/JewishGen.org/posts/2168349259853884?__tn__=3DK-R

Bruce Drake
Silver Spring MD

Researching: DRACH, EBERT, KIMMEL, ZLOTNICK
Towns: Wojnilow, Kovel


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen This week's Yizkor book excerpt on the JewishGen Facebook page #general

Bruce Drake <BDrake@...>
 

"How Chelm Was Saved >from a Pogrom in 1905" >from the Yizkor book of this Polish
town is an account of how the community fended off the kind of tragedy that
resulted in the slaughter of Jews in Kishinev after the Russian Revolution in that
year. Through a combination of the Bund and other Jewish political groups, and
aided by Christian students and workers, Chelm prepared its self-defense and was
able to plant "spies in the camp of the enemy" to give advance warning of any
attack. When word came that it was coming, the town was ready "to meet the bloody
enemy face-to-face." The defense group had ten revolvers, not to mention butchers
with their knives and carpenters with their hatchets. "No pogrom took place that
day in Chelm!," wrote Shmuel Winer. "A day of sadness became a day of joy."

URL: https://www.facebook.com/JewishGen.org/posts/2168349259853884?__tn__=3DK-R

Bruce Drake
Silver Spring MD

Researching: DRACH, EBERT, KIMMEL, ZLOTNICK
Towns: Wojnilow, Kovel


Issuing authority for Vilnius internal and foreign passports #general

Russ Maurer
 

In a recent message, LitvakSIG announced the completion of the Vilnius foreign
passports (over 17,000 records) and at the same time reminded that we had
previously completed the internal passports project (over 150,000 records for all
of Lithuania, including some 40,000 for Vilnius). We generally lump all these
records together under the heading of Lithuanian passports, e.g., in the
All-Lithuania database(ALD). Unfortunately, doing so obscures the true origin of
the passports >from Vilnius.

Both the internal (identity) and foreign (travel) passports were issued during the
interwar years. In those years, Vilnius and adjoining areas were under Polish
administration, the Lithuanian government having relocated to Kaunas at the end of
1918. Passports issued in Vilnius were issued by the Polish administration.
Recipients of such passports were recognized as Polish citizens. There were no
Lithuanian passports issued in Vilnius in this time period.

The Vilnius foreign passport project includes two fonds, over 900 records combined,
that relate to passports that were NOT issued in Vilnius after all. These records
are for Lithuanian foreign passports. They can be recognized in the ALD by their
archival signature. Records with a signature beginning LCVA/377 were issued by the
Lithuanian Interior ministry. Recipients of these passports lived in all areas of
independent Lithuania. Records with a signature beginning LCVA/383 were issued by
the Embassy of Lithuania in Riga. Most recipients of these passports lived in
western Lithuania or were Lithuanian expats living in Latvia.

Any questions can be directed to me.

Russ Maurer
Records Acquisition & Translation Coordinator, LitvakSIG


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Issuing authority for Vilnius internal and foreign passports #general

Russ Maurer
 

In a recent message, LitvakSIG announced the completion of the Vilnius foreign
passports (over 17,000 records) and at the same time reminded that we had
previously completed the internal passports project (over 150,000 records for all
of Lithuania, including some 40,000 for Vilnius). We generally lump all these
records together under the heading of Lithuanian passports, e.g., in the
All-Lithuania database(ALD). Unfortunately, doing so obscures the true origin of
the passports >from Vilnius.

Both the internal (identity) and foreign (travel) passports were issued during the
interwar years. In those years, Vilnius and adjoining areas were under Polish
administration, the Lithuanian government having relocated to Kaunas at the end of
1918. Passports issued in Vilnius were issued by the Polish administration.
Recipients of such passports were recognized as Polish citizens. There were no
Lithuanian passports issued in Vilnius in this time period.

The Vilnius foreign passport project includes two fonds, over 900 records combined,
that relate to passports that were NOT issued in Vilnius after all. These records
are for Lithuanian foreign passports. They can be recognized in the ALD by their
archival signature. Records with a signature beginning LCVA/377 were issued by the
Lithuanian Interior ministry. Recipients of these passports lived in all areas of
independent Lithuania. Records with a signature beginning LCVA/383 were issued by
the Embassy of Lithuania in Riga. Most recipients of these passports lived in
western Lithuania or were Lithuanian expats living in Latvia.

Any questions can be directed to me.

Russ Maurer
Records Acquisition & Translation Coordinator, LitvakSIG


Viewmate Translation Request from Handwritten Hebrew: men of the 38th Jewish Battalion #unitedkingdom

Jerry Zeisler <jzeisler@...>
 

Hi,
I've posted a list of names in handwritten Hebrew for which I would like
a pointer to the name of Samuel (Shmeil) Adelson. This list contains the
names of about 54 men >from the 38th Jewish Battalion >from The Great War
who fought in Palestine. It is on ViewMate at the following address...

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=3DVM72304

Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.

Thank you very much!

Jerry Zeisler
Portland, Oregon USA


JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom Viewmate Translation Request from Handwritten Hebrew: men of the 38th Jewish Battalion #unitedkingdom

Jerry Zeisler <jzeisler@...>
 

Hi,
I've posted a list of names in handwritten Hebrew for which I would like
a pointer to the name of Samuel (Shmeil) Adelson. This list contains the
names of about 54 men >from the 38th Jewish Battalion >from The Great War
who fought in Palestine. It is on ViewMate at the following address...

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=3DVM72304

Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.

Thank you very much!

Jerry Zeisler
Portland, Oregon USA


Jurbakas records #lithuania

Sheila Berman
 

I have been looking unsuccessfully for Jurbakas records for my
grandfather's family. The birth dates range >from 1882 to 1900.
Given names are Gittel, Shmuel, Sholom, Meyer, Lena, Ana and Sara. The
only record I could find was a 1930 marriage record for Sara that took
place in Jurbakas. Parents' names are Mausha Berman and Chasia
Gordon.

I have had great success with other branches of my family using the
LitvakSig databases. I am trying to determine if I am searching
incorrectly for the Berman records (I have tried different name
variations and regions), or if these records are just not available in
the database. Also, if they are not in the database, do these records
exist at the archives.

I do have a copy of the Yurburg Yizkor book, which is an excellent
resource, but I did not find anything conclusive about my family.

Thanks for any help you can provide.

You can contact me privately at sheilab221@gmail.com


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Jurbakas records #lithuania

Sheila Berman
 

I have been looking unsuccessfully for Jurbakas records for my
grandfather's family. The birth dates range >from 1882 to 1900.
Given names are Gittel, Shmuel, Sholom, Meyer, Lena, Ana and Sara. The
only record I could find was a 1930 marriage record for Sara that took
place in Jurbakas. Parents' names are Mausha Berman and Chasia
Gordon.

I have had great success with other branches of my family using the
LitvakSig databases. I am trying to determine if I am searching
incorrectly for the Berman records (I have tried different name
variations and regions), or if these records are just not available in
the database. Also, if they are not in the database, do these records
exist at the archives.

I do have a copy of the Yurburg Yizkor book, which is an excellent
resource, but I did not find anything conclusive about my family.

Thanks for any help you can provide.

You can contact me privately at sheilab221@gmail.com

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