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Re: Cohanim, Leviim and Yisraelim #general

MBernet@...
 

In a message dated 3/28/2006 1:21:21 P.M. Eastern Standard Time,
yisraelasper@comcast.net responded to a posting by Israel Pickholtz:

I once saw a man called up for the third aliyah, as "... ben so-and-so
halevi." It seems the father married a non-Jewish woman, so the son was
not a levi, but a ger. Nonetheless he cited his father's name as
"halevi".
Yisrael Asper responded with:
< It sounds like a compromise was struck as he was called up for what should be
the first Yisrael's Aliyah but mention was still made of his father being a
Levi. Both pieces of information are helpful for genealogy but there may be
some discord between Orthodox and some NonOrthodox congregations over these
designations when some of them may not go according to the traditional
Halacha that gives one's tribal status according to one's father and requires
that the child be born into a tribe or else just gets the generic Yisrael title.>

==Not so. The Father's name is correctly "[ploni] haLevi." If you look at
a ketuba or a tombstone, you will find a Levi's daughter designated as
"[plonit] haLevi." It makes sense.

==Of course Reform congregations and some Conservative congregations don't
concern themselves at all with ancestral status. Which is a pity. For
example, one large branch of my direct male ancestral line is the Frensdorf[f]
line, and like my family they are all Levites. I have traced a number of female
Frensdorfs to records in American Reform congregations--and no one I have
contacted there has any idea if those Frensdorfs were Levites (and therefore
almost certainly, my relatives) or not (and therefore definitely not my family).

Michael Bernet, New York


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Cohanim, Leviim and Yisraelim #general

MBernet@...
 

In a message dated 3/28/2006 1:21:21 P.M. Eastern Standard Time,
yisraelasper@comcast.net responded to a posting by Israel Pickholtz:

I once saw a man called up for the third aliyah, as "... ben so-and-so
halevi." It seems the father married a non-Jewish woman, so the son was
not a levi, but a ger. Nonetheless he cited his father's name as
"halevi".
Yisrael Asper responded with:
< It sounds like a compromise was struck as he was called up for what should be
the first Yisrael's Aliyah but mention was still made of his father being a
Levi. Both pieces of information are helpful for genealogy but there may be
some discord between Orthodox and some NonOrthodox congregations over these
designations when some of them may not go according to the traditional
Halacha that gives one's tribal status according to one's father and requires
that the child be born into a tribe or else just gets the generic Yisrael title.>

==Not so. The Father's name is correctly "[ploni] haLevi." If you look at
a ketuba or a tombstone, you will find a Levi's daughter designated as
"[plonit] haLevi." It makes sense.

==Of course Reform congregations and some Conservative congregations don't
concern themselves at all with ancestral status. Which is a pity. For
example, one large branch of my direct male ancestral line is the Frensdorf[f]
line, and like my family they are all Levites. I have traced a number of female
Frensdorfs to records in American Reform congregations--and no one I have
contacted there has any idea if those Frensdorfs were Levites (and therefore
almost certainly, my relatives) or not (and therefore definitely not my family).

Michael Bernet, New York


POLAND Family UK #general

Nigel
 

Hi

Can anyone be of help regarding the following?

I am researching my mother's family and have hit two roadblocks namely:

1. My great great grandfather Joshua POLAND was born in Whitechapel in 1792
and became a fishmonger at 108 Whitechapel High Street. He died (described
as a Gentleman!) on 10th April 1866 at 427 Mile End Road. I cannot get any
further back. The only tentative connection I have found thus far is a
reference by Cecil Roth to a Polander family as original congregants of the
Great Synagogue. Does anyone have any suggestions?

2. My grandfather Claude not only had a sister Violet, whom I knew, but also
entirely unknown to me until recently, a brother Arthur Joshua and twin
sisters Esther and Beatrice. Arthur Joshua was married at West London
Synagogue on 28th June 1899 to Evelyn Cohen who had a child Henry born at
250 Elgin Avenue London on 16th August 1907. I knew Henry (Harry) Poland
well. He was married to my "aunty" Mae in 1934 at West London Synagogue but
by then had taken the surname Sharp. I also know Harry and Mae Sharp's
(Poland's) children Brian and Robin. However, I also now know that Arthur
Joshua Poland went to America, was appointed sole agent for Latin America
for a New York timber company, settled in Rio de Janeiro and ended up
"marrying" an Australian opera singer, Beatrice Carr-Glynn by whom he had
six children. One of the children was named Claude Cecil (my second name is
also Claude after my grandfather), hardly a Portuguese name, and Claude
Cecil had a son Luiz Claudio Poland with whom I am now in touch.

I can find no record of a divorce, nor of Evelyn's death. I do know, from
Robin Sharp (Poland) that there had been an assumption that his
grandmother's husband had been lost at sea. Is there any way I can find out
what happened to Evelyn?

Thanks in advance

Nigel Warshaw
Berkeley, CA
USA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen POLAND Family UK #general

Nigel
 

Hi

Can anyone be of help regarding the following?

I am researching my mother's family and have hit two roadblocks namely:

1. My great great grandfather Joshua POLAND was born in Whitechapel in 1792
and became a fishmonger at 108 Whitechapel High Street. He died (described
as a Gentleman!) on 10th April 1866 at 427 Mile End Road. I cannot get any
further back. The only tentative connection I have found thus far is a
reference by Cecil Roth to a Polander family as original congregants of the
Great Synagogue. Does anyone have any suggestions?

2. My grandfather Claude not only had a sister Violet, whom I knew, but also
entirely unknown to me until recently, a brother Arthur Joshua and twin
sisters Esther and Beatrice. Arthur Joshua was married at West London
Synagogue on 28th June 1899 to Evelyn Cohen who had a child Henry born at
250 Elgin Avenue London on 16th August 1907. I knew Henry (Harry) Poland
well. He was married to my "aunty" Mae in 1934 at West London Synagogue but
by then had taken the surname Sharp. I also know Harry and Mae Sharp's
(Poland's) children Brian and Robin. However, I also now know that Arthur
Joshua Poland went to America, was appointed sole agent for Latin America
for a New York timber company, settled in Rio de Janeiro and ended up
"marrying" an Australian opera singer, Beatrice Carr-Glynn by whom he had
six children. One of the children was named Claude Cecil (my second name is
also Claude after my grandfather), hardly a Portuguese name, and Claude
Cecil had a son Luiz Claudio Poland with whom I am now in touch.

I can find no record of a divorce, nor of Evelyn's death. I do know, from
Robin Sharp (Poland) that there had been an assumption that his
grandmother's husband had been lost at sea. Is there any way I can find out
what happened to Evelyn?

Thanks in advance

Nigel Warshaw
Berkeley, CA
USA


WIESNER, GROSSPEITSCH, GROEPIETSCH from Wustegiersdorf/Wuglersdorf, #general

nbrandsberg@...
 

I hope you can help me. I am doing genealogy research on my family and
am having trouble making a connection to any known in the GROSSPIETSCH
and Wiesner families. Can you help me make a connection? I have a web
site posted at www.normasells.com/genealogy Look at the Fischer side of
the family. Here are my relatives:

Franz A Grosspietsch, GROEPIETSCH born 25-1-1843/45 Wustegiersdorf,
referenced in letters, but Wuglersdorf on daughter's and son's birth
certificate. Where is this town and what is it's current name?

married ( we do not know where they were married) probably 1866-69

Emilie Paulina Wiesner born June or Jan. 1844 Wustegiersdorf ,
Wuglersdorf

Thanks you for any help you can give me. We are going to be in Poland
in late June and early July and would like to find the records before
we go.

Known children's names:

Amelia Wilhemina born 8-May-1871 in Paterson, New Jersey Pauline Anna
born 8-June-1874 in Paterson, New Jersey Wilhelm Heinrich born
29-Dec-1876 in Paterson, New Jersey Elizabeth (Lizzie) Augustus born
25-Dec-1878 John Arthur born 2-Feb-1883 in Paterson, New Jersey

There was a witness at Pauline Anna's birth, Pauline Anna
(Wiesner?)Kreemer(Kramer) I suspect was a sister to Emilie Paulina
Wiesner

Norma Brandsberg


Confusion with Ukranian town names #ukraine

Steven Lasky <steve725@...>
 

Greetings,
I have been working diligently over many hours to construct many web pages
for most all the Holocaust memorials that are located in New York (and New
Jersey). There are over one-hundred and twenty that I have photographed so
far. There are pages for at least thirty more Ukraine-associated memorials
to come (>from New York cemeteries). I am hoping to get the Hebrew writing on
the memorials translated before putting them online.
I am confused, however, about some of the names of the landsmanshaftn
societies that owned plots at these cemeteries and the towns that are
associated with them. Perhaps you can help me out.
There is a Yiddish Mayden Verein society, and the JGSNY database says that
the town is Starry Zakrevskiy Mayden in the Ukraine. Is this true, and if
so, is this the correct name, i.e. is it the current name or the former
name? What is the current name of this town?
Also, there is a plot for the society called the Rotchever Voliner Aid
Association (Unt. Veriein). The monument says that it is associated with the
town of Rotchev in Voliner Gubernie. I believe that this town is in the
Ukraine, but am not sure. If you can, please tell me what the name is today
of this town and if it is indeed part of the Ukraine.
Thanks so much.

Regards,
Steven Lasky
www.museumoffamilyhistory.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen WIESNER, GROSSPEITSCH, GROEPIETSCH from Wustegiersdorf/Wuglersdorf, #general

nbrandsberg@...
 

I hope you can help me. I am doing genealogy research on my family and
am having trouble making a connection to any known in the GROSSPIETSCH
and Wiesner families. Can you help me make a connection? I have a web
site posted at www.normasells.com/genealogy Look at the Fischer side of
the family. Here are my relatives:

Franz A Grosspietsch, GROEPIETSCH born 25-1-1843/45 Wustegiersdorf,
referenced in letters, but Wuglersdorf on daughter's and son's birth
certificate. Where is this town and what is it's current name?

married ( we do not know where they were married) probably 1866-69

Emilie Paulina Wiesner born June or Jan. 1844 Wustegiersdorf ,
Wuglersdorf

Thanks you for any help you can give me. We are going to be in Poland
in late June and early July and would like to find the records before
we go.

Known children's names:

Amelia Wilhemina born 8-May-1871 in Paterson, New Jersey Pauline Anna
born 8-June-1874 in Paterson, New Jersey Wilhelm Heinrich born
29-Dec-1876 in Paterson, New Jersey Elizabeth (Lizzie) Augustus born
25-Dec-1878 John Arthur born 2-Feb-1883 in Paterson, New Jersey

There was a witness at Pauline Anna's birth, Pauline Anna
(Wiesner?)Kreemer(Kramer) I suspect was a sister to Emilie Paulina
Wiesner

Norma Brandsberg


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Confusion with Ukranian town names #ukraine

Steven Lasky <steve725@...>
 

Greetings,
I have been working diligently over many hours to construct many web pages
for most all the Holocaust memorials that are located in New York (and New
Jersey). There are over one-hundred and twenty that I have photographed so
far. There are pages for at least thirty more Ukraine-associated memorials
to come (>from New York cemeteries). I am hoping to get the Hebrew writing on
the memorials translated before putting them online.
I am confused, however, about some of the names of the landsmanshaftn
societies that owned plots at these cemeteries and the towns that are
associated with them. Perhaps you can help me out.
There is a Yiddish Mayden Verein society, and the JGSNY database says that
the town is Starry Zakrevskiy Mayden in the Ukraine. Is this true, and if
so, is this the correct name, i.e. is it the current name or the former
name? What is the current name of this town?
Also, there is a plot for the society called the Rotchever Voliner Aid
Association (Unt. Veriein). The monument says that it is associated with the
town of Rotchev in Voliner Gubernie. I believe that this town is in the
Ukraine, but am not sure. If you can, please tell me what the name is today
of this town and if it is indeed part of the Ukraine.
Thanks so much.

Regards,
Steven Lasky
www.museumoffamilyhistory.com


1921/1922 directory of Polish joint stock companies #ukraine

Logan J. Kleinwaks
 

A 1921/1922 directory of Polish joint stock companies has recently been made
available online at the Digital Library of Wielkopolska
(www.wbc.poznan.pl/dlibra/docmetadata?id=30391). This directory contains
historical and economic information about Polish (including at least Lutsk
and Rivne in non-Galician Ukraine) joint stock companies, including, for
most, the names of their directors and/or managers. The directory is
organized by type of business, and includes an index by business name and an
index by town. However, there is no index by personal name, so I have made
the directory searchable at www.kalter.org/search. Instructions for viewing
pages of the directory containing matches to search terms can be found in
the FAQ of the search site (www.kalter.org/searchfaq.html).

Best regards,

Logan Kleinwaks
kleinwaks@alumni.princeton.edu
near Washington, D.C.


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine 1921/1922 directory of Polish joint stock companies #ukraine

Logan J. Kleinwaks
 

A 1921/1922 directory of Polish joint stock companies has recently been made
available online at the Digital Library of Wielkopolska
(www.wbc.poznan.pl/dlibra/docmetadata?id=30391). This directory contains
historical and economic information about Polish (including at least Lutsk
and Rivne in non-Galician Ukraine) joint stock companies, including, for
most, the names of their directors and/or managers. The directory is
organized by type of business, and includes an index by business name and an
index by town. However, there is no index by personal name, so I have made
the directory searchable at www.kalter.org/search. Instructions for viewing
pages of the directory containing matches to search terms can be found in
the FAQ of the search site (www.kalter.org/searchfaq.html).

Best regards,

Logan Kleinwaks
kleinwaks@alumni.princeton.edu
near Washington, D.C.


Re: rom-sig digest: March 28, 2006 #romania

Mark Lewis <mark@...>
 

I also am looking for a researcher in Romania/Moldova.

I have emailed someone I found on the web, but have not had any reply.
{Moderator Note: URL deleted per JG policy)
Is anyone able to recommend someone they have used?

Many thanks,
Mark Lewis
London
mark@terrafirma.co.uk
MODERATOR NOTE: Caveat emptor! As has been explained over and over here, there are
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On Wed, 29 Mar 2006 00:00:27 -0600, Romania SIG digest wrote:
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=A01. Genealogy consultant

=A0--------------------------------------------------------------------
=A0--

=A0Subject: Genealogy consultant
=A0From: Laurie Budgar <lbudgar@comcast.net>
=A0Date: Tue, 28 Mar 2006 08:20:13 -0700
=A0X-Message-Number: 1

=A0I am trying to find a good genealogy consultant/guide who can work
=A0with us both before and during our trip to Budapest and Satu Mare
=A0this summer. I'm looking for someone who can do some preliminary
=A0research, guide/accompany us to important sites of genealogical
=A0interest (e.g., cemeteries, etc.) and also help us with Hungarian
=A0and Romanian translation. Can anyone recommend someone? Thank you.

=A0Laurie Budgar
=A0Boulder, CO

=A0Researching:
=A0SCHWARTZ/SCHWARZ
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Romania SIG #Romania Re: rom-sig digest: March 28, 2006 #romania

Mark Lewis <mark@...>
 

I also am looking for a researcher in Romania/Moldova.

I have emailed someone I found on the web, but have not had any reply.
{Moderator Note: URL deleted per JG policy)
Is anyone able to recommend someone they have used?

Many thanks,
Mark Lewis
London
mark@terrafirma.co.uk
MODERATOR NOTE: Caveat emptor! As has been explained over and over here, there are
many unscrupulous, bogus researchers in this part of the world! Please read the
JewishGen Infofile on Genealogists. Also please contact our coordinators before
hiring anyone.

On Wed, 29 Mar 2006 00:00:27 -0600, Romania SIG digest wrote:
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=A0~~~~~~~~~~~~ ROM-SIG Digest for Tuesday, March 28, 2006.

=A01. Genealogy consultant

=A0--------------------------------------------------------------------
=A0--

=A0Subject: Genealogy consultant
=A0From: Laurie Budgar <lbudgar@comcast.net>
=A0Date: Tue, 28 Mar 2006 08:20:13 -0700
=A0X-Message-Number: 1

=A0I am trying to find a good genealogy consultant/guide who can work
=A0with us both before and during our trip to Budapest and Satu Mare
=A0this summer. I'm looking for someone who can do some preliminary
=A0research, guide/accompany us to important sites of genealogical
=A0interest (e.g., cemeteries, etc.) and also help us with Hungarian
=A0and Romanian translation. Can anyone recommend someone? Thank you.

=A0Laurie Budgar
=A0Boulder, CO

=A0Researching:
=A0SCHWARTZ/SCHWARZ
=A0GOLDBERGER
=A0JACOBS/JAKOB
=A0DEUTCH/DEUTSCH


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Cohens and Levites #general

David Kravitz
 

I once saw a man called up for the third aliyah, as "... ben so-and-so
halevi." It seems the father married a non-Jewish woman, so the son was
not a levi, but a ger. Nonetheless he cited his father's name as "halevi".

Israel Pickholtz
If his mother was not Jewish, he was not Jewish either and should not have
been called up at all.

On another issue, thanks to the many who picked me up on my accidental typo
about a daughter of a Cohen marrying a Levite. I meant to write that the
sons of this marriage would follow the father's designation.

David Kravitz
Netanya, Israel


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Cohens and Levites #general

David Kravitz
 

I once saw a man called up for the third aliyah, as "... ben so-and-so
halevi." It seems the father married a non-Jewish woman, so the son was
not a levi, but a ger. Nonetheless he cited his father's name as "halevi".

Israel Pickholtz
If his mother was not Jewish, he was not Jewish either and should not have
been called up at all.

On another issue, thanks to the many who picked me up on my accidental typo
about a daughter of a Cohen marrying a Levite. I meant to write that the
sons of this marriage would follow the father's designation.

David Kravitz
Netanya, Israel


Tel-Aviv Branch - & Lithuania SIG -18th-19th Century: Bridging Records #general

Rose Feldman <rosef@...>
 

The lecture this month will deal with how Chaim Freedman connects between
documents >from the 18th and 19th century in Lithuania. Chaim has been
involved in genealogy research for over 40 years, specializing in rabbinic
genealogy. He has authored several books including "Eliyahu's Branches, the
Descendants of the Vilna Gaon and His Family" (Avotaynu 1997), and many
journal articles. Chaim is also the chairman of the genealogy advisory
committee of the Davidic Dynasty.

Due to Pesach this month's meeting will take place on Monday April 3, 2006
at Beit Hatanach, 16 Rothschild Blvd., Tel-Aviv, at 19:00. The meeting will
be in Hebrew. Entrance is free for members. There is a 20 shekel entrance

fee for non-members. You are cordially invited to use our library which is
open >from 18:00-18:45, and consult other members about your genealogy quests.

Our effort of help to all those >from abroad looking for submitters from
Israel of Pages of Testimonies at Yad Vashem is a very exciting project.
We have received many emotional letters telling us of families (usually second
and third cousins) we have succeeded in reuniting. We update our list
continually. Please help us help others. Those lines that are white are the
lines that maybe you can help us with.
http://www.isragen.org.il/NROS/Research/VY-search-Israel.pdf

For further information you can contact: Rose Feldman at:
rosef@post.tau.ac.il or at: 03- 641 3856 in the evenings.

The Israel Genealogy Society
igs@isragen.org.il
www.isragen.org.il
P.O.Box 4270 Jerusalem 91041
Chana Furman ehfurman@netvision.net.il Phone: (972) (8) 688 0884

* * Upcoming meetings * * *


May 8, 2006: IGS Tel-Aviv Branch & Latvian SIG - Germany, Lithuania,
Belarus, Poland? What Were the Origins of the Latvian Jews

June 12, 2006: IGS Tel-Aviv Branch & Eretz-Israel SIG - Name Changes during
the British Mandate

July 10, 2006: IGS Tel-Aviv Branch & Anglo-Jewish SIG: The Experience
of Jewish Immigrants in Britain at the Turn of the 19th Century


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Tel-Aviv Branch - & Lithuania SIG -18th-19th Century: Bridging Records #general

Rose Feldman <rosef@...>
 

The lecture this month will deal with how Chaim Freedman connects between
documents >from the 18th and 19th century in Lithuania. Chaim has been
involved in genealogy research for over 40 years, specializing in rabbinic
genealogy. He has authored several books including "Eliyahu's Branches, the
Descendants of the Vilna Gaon and His Family" (Avotaynu 1997), and many
journal articles. Chaim is also the chairman of the genealogy advisory
committee of the Davidic Dynasty.

Due to Pesach this month's meeting will take place on Monday April 3, 2006
at Beit Hatanach, 16 Rothschild Blvd., Tel-Aviv, at 19:00. The meeting will
be in Hebrew. Entrance is free for members. There is a 20 shekel entrance

fee for non-members. You are cordially invited to use our library which is
open >from 18:00-18:45, and consult other members about your genealogy quests.

Our effort of help to all those >from abroad looking for submitters from
Israel of Pages of Testimonies at Yad Vashem is a very exciting project.
We have received many emotional letters telling us of families (usually second
and third cousins) we have succeeded in reuniting. We update our list
continually. Please help us help others. Those lines that are white are the
lines that maybe you can help us with.
http://www.isragen.org.il/NROS/Research/VY-search-Israel.pdf

For further information you can contact: Rose Feldman at:
rosef@post.tau.ac.il or at: 03- 641 3856 in the evenings.

The Israel Genealogy Society
igs@isragen.org.il
www.isragen.org.il
P.O.Box 4270 Jerusalem 91041
Chana Furman ehfurman@netvision.net.il Phone: (972) (8) 688 0884

* * Upcoming meetings * * *


May 8, 2006: IGS Tel-Aviv Branch & Latvian SIG - Germany, Lithuania,
Belarus, Poland? What Were the Origins of the Latvian Jews

June 12, 2006: IGS Tel-Aviv Branch & Eretz-Israel SIG - Name Changes during
the British Mandate

July 10, 2006: IGS Tel-Aviv Branch & Anglo-Jewish SIG: The Experience
of Jewish Immigrants in Britain at the Turn of the 19th Century


1921/1922 directory of Polish joint stock companies #galicia

Logan J. Kleinwaks
 

A 1921/1922 directory of Polish joint stock companies has recently been made
available online at the Digital Library of Wielkopolska
(www.wbc.poznan.pl/dlibra/docmetadata?id=30391). This directory contains
historical and economic information about Polish joint stock companies,
including, for most, the names of their directors and/or managers. The
directory is organized by type of business, and includes an index by
business name and an index by town. However, there is no index by personal
name, so I have made the directory searchable at www.kalter.org/search.
Instructions for viewing pages of the directory containing matches to search
terms can be found in the FAQ of the search site
(www.kalter.org/searchfaq.html).

Best regards,

Logan Kleinwaks
kleinwaks@alumni.princeton.edu
near Washington, D.C.


Shanghai 1934-1941: persons registered at the Polish consulate #galicia

Logan J. Kleinwaks
 

New on the Library of Congress' website at
www.loc.gov/rr/european/polref/polrefindex.html is an "Index to Ledger
listing in handwriting persons registered at the Polish consulate in
Shanghai, 1934-1941, on the basis of documents issued by Polish
authorities." According to the website:

"In addition to personal names, the register provides the following
categories of information: date of registration; profession; religion;
place and date of birth; marital status; permanent address in Poland and
address of next of kin [rarely provided]; place of residence in the consular
district; documents on the basis of which the person is registered
[generally, passport]; names and year and place of birth of wife and
children; passport expiration date; comments [e.g., 'emigrated to America,'
'returned to Poland,' 'died']. Roughly 60% of the registrants are identified
as Jewish..."

Best regards,

Logan Kleinwaks
kleinwaks@alumni.princeton.edu
near Washington, D.C.


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia 1921/1922 directory of Polish joint stock companies #galicia

Logan J. Kleinwaks
 

A 1921/1922 directory of Polish joint stock companies has recently been made
available online at the Digital Library of Wielkopolska
(www.wbc.poznan.pl/dlibra/docmetadata?id=30391). This directory contains
historical and economic information about Polish joint stock companies,
including, for most, the names of their directors and/or managers. The
directory is organized by type of business, and includes an index by
business name and an index by town. However, there is no index by personal
name, so I have made the directory searchable at www.kalter.org/search.
Instructions for viewing pages of the directory containing matches to search
terms can be found in the FAQ of the search site
(www.kalter.org/searchfaq.html).

Best regards,

Logan Kleinwaks
kleinwaks@alumni.princeton.edu
near Washington, D.C.


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Shanghai 1934-1941: persons registered at the Polish consulate #galicia

Logan J. Kleinwaks
 

New on the Library of Congress' website at
www.loc.gov/rr/european/polref/polrefindex.html is an "Index to Ledger
listing in handwriting persons registered at the Polish consulate in
Shanghai, 1934-1941, on the basis of documents issued by Polish
authorities." According to the website:

"In addition to personal names, the register provides the following
categories of information: date of registration; profession; religion;
place and date of birth; marital status; permanent address in Poland and
address of next of kin [rarely provided]; place of residence in the consular
district; documents on the basis of which the person is registered
[generally, passport]; names and year and place of birth of wife and
children; passport expiration date; comments [e.g., 'emigrated to America,'
'returned to Poland,' 'died']. Roughly 60% of the registrants are identified
as Jewish..."

Best regards,

Logan Kleinwaks
kleinwaks@alumni.princeton.edu
near Washington, D.C.