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Recent article in the Forward #lithuania

Howard Margol
 

In a recent issue of the FORWARD, is a review of the book,
The clandestine history of the Kovno Jewish Ghetto Police.
The most important parts of the book describe eyewitness
accounts of the life of Jews in the Kovno ghetto >from 1942
until the end of 1943. The manuscript, buried in a metal box,
was found in 1964 during a construction project.

The book contained 249 pages of typed text in Yiddish. The
book was translated into English and edited by Samuel Schalkowsky.
Indiana University Press, 416 pages, $35.

This is a one time message allowed by the digests. However, its
historical value lies far beyond the commercial aspect of the book.
There is no doubt about the history's authenticity.

Howard Margol

MODERATOR'S NOTE: The review Howard is citing can be found at
http://forward.com/culture/217887/the-life-and-death-of-jewish-lithuania/


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Recent article in the Forward #lithuania

Howard Margol
 

In a recent issue of the FORWARD, is a review of the book,
The clandestine history of the Kovno Jewish Ghetto Police.
The most important parts of the book describe eyewitness
accounts of the life of Jews in the Kovno ghetto >from 1942
until the end of 1943. The manuscript, buried in a metal box,
was found in 1964 during a construction project.

The book contained 249 pages of typed text in Yiddish. The
book was translated into English and edited by Samuel Schalkowsky.
Indiana University Press, 416 pages, $35.

This is a one time message allowed by the digests. However, its
historical value lies far beyond the commercial aspect of the book.
There is no doubt about the history's authenticity.

Howard Margol

MODERATOR'S NOTE: The review Howard is citing can be found at
http://forward.com/culture/217887/the-life-and-death-of-jewish-lithuania/


New education course - The Jewish in Jewish Genealogy #yiddish

bounce-2947587-772983@...
 

JewishGen Education will offer a new online forum - The Jewish in
Jewish Genealogy
May 1 - May 29

Genealogy is more than statistics and facts. This class will give
you a chance to understand the Jewish immigration experience and
we'll discover tricks and tips to successfully search for Jewish
ancestry.

With each passing generation, the torch passes to children whose
lifestyle is further >from the immigrant experience. Now we have to
dig deep in order to bring up images and voices >from the past, to
understand and recreate their lives.

This class will cover Jewish institutions in the old country and
in the U.S. It will help a researcher discover patterns and
prejudices that affected the way life was lived in the new country.
Jewish life cycles, customs and culture, origin of family names and
naming practices, assimilation and acculturation, migrations
patterns and surname mapping will be part of this study.

For this class a student will work on one immigrant family and the
town (or city) where they first settled -- New York, Chicago, St.
Louis or points west. The course includes general research tasks
and assignments to give insight into the Jewish search.

Class is taught in a *forum* setting, private to this class. The
site is open at all times for students to post. The instructor
answers posts daily. Cost is $120 for 4 weeks. The full class
description is at
http://www.jewishgen.org/education/description.asp?course=40022.
To enroll go to www.jewishgen.org/education and click on enroll.

For questions, please contact me
Nancy Holden, Instruction Manager
JewishGen-Education@lyris.JewishGen.org


Yiddish Theatre and Vadeville #YiddishTheatre New education course - The Jewish in Jewish Genealogy #yiddish

bounce-2947587-772983@...
 

JewishGen Education will offer a new online forum - The Jewish in
Jewish Genealogy
May 1 - May 29

Genealogy is more than statistics and facts. This class will give
you a chance to understand the Jewish immigration experience and
we'll discover tricks and tips to successfully search for Jewish
ancestry.

With each passing generation, the torch passes to children whose
lifestyle is further >from the immigrant experience. Now we have to
dig deep in order to bring up images and voices >from the past, to
understand and recreate their lives.

This class will cover Jewish institutions in the old country and
in the U.S. It will help a researcher discover patterns and
prejudices that affected the way life was lived in the new country.
Jewish life cycles, customs and culture, origin of family names and
naming practices, assimilation and acculturation, migrations
patterns and surname mapping will be part of this study.

For this class a student will work on one immigrant family and the
town (or city) where they first settled -- New York, Chicago, St.
Louis or points west. The course includes general research tasks
and assignments to give insight into the Jewish search.

Class is taught in a *forum* setting, private to this class. The
site is open at all times for students to post. The instructor
answers posts daily. Cost is $120 for 4 weeks. The full class
description is at
http://www.jewishgen.org/education/description.asp?course=40022.
To enroll go to www.jewishgen.org/education and click on enroll.

For questions, please contact me
Nancy Holden, Instruction Manager
JewishGen-Education@lyris.JewishGen.org


List of soldiers that served in the Romanian army - 1878 #romania

Sorin Goldenberg <soring0412@...>
 

Hi

In Rom-Sig newsletter, vol. 8, nr. 1, 2000, there's a list of soldiers
that participated in the Romanian independence war.
I am trying to determine the source of this list.
The list matches the one published in "Monitorul Oficial", nr.
255/1879 - the list of Jews that were naturalized following the war.
However, the Rom-Sig version contain an observation column, while the
observation column in "Monitorul Oficial" is empty.

Both list don't contain enough data to enable exact identification of
many of the people there. This is why I try to find the source to
Rom-Sig list.

Is anyone able to point me to this source?

Regards,

Sorin Goldenberg

Israel


Romania SIG #Romania List of soldiers that served in the Romanian army - 1878 #romania

Sorin Goldenberg <soring0412@...>
 

Hi

In Rom-Sig newsletter, vol. 8, nr. 1, 2000, there's a list of soldiers
that participated in the Romanian independence war.
I am trying to determine the source of this list.
The list matches the one published in "Monitorul Oficial", nr.
255/1879 - the list of Jews that were naturalized following the war.
However, the Rom-Sig version contain an observation column, while the
observation column in "Monitorul Oficial" is empty.

Both list don't contain enough data to enable exact identification of
many of the people there. This is why I try to find the source to
Rom-Sig list.

Is anyone able to point me to this source?

Regards,

Sorin Goldenberg

Israel


Border Crossing Canada to USA #general

Trudy Barch
 

Hi genners,

I was using Ancestry free immigration records last night. I found my great aunts
but their names were all crossed out. It is very difficult to read and not the
smaller print on top of the line. Is there someplace else where I could read it
without the line? Where I could read the smaller print above the line?
To find out what some of the symbols mean?

Thank you for any help you might be able to give me.

Their name is Greiniman. Cipke, Chaieson, Rewke, Freidta, Rivke(It is possible that
Rewki and Rivke are the same person)The ship was Megantic departing >from Liverpool
May 14, 1908 arriving in Quebec May 22, 1910. The girls were so young I can't
believe they weren't traveling with their mother.

My grandmother traveled alone a few years earlier departing Liverpool July 14, 1908
and arriving in Quebec July 24, 1908 on the S.S. Virginia. My grandmother, on the
Border Crossing, is listed as MOishe instead of MAshe Greiniman.

The family story is that the husband/father (my great grandfather) traveled to
America in 1903(?) but I could find nothing on him. I tried a few years later also.
His name was Anshel Greiniman. Abe Grayman in America. Other than this record, I
could not find how or when they traveled to Liverpool or how or when they traveled
to Chicago, Illinois, USA.

Thank you for any help and guidance.

Trudy Barch
Chicagoland


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Border Crossing Canada to USA #general

Trudy Barch
 

Hi genners,

I was using Ancestry free immigration records last night. I found my great aunts
but their names were all crossed out. It is very difficult to read and not the
smaller print on top of the line. Is there someplace else where I could read it
without the line? Where I could read the smaller print above the line?
To find out what some of the symbols mean?

Thank you for any help you might be able to give me.

Their name is Greiniman. Cipke, Chaieson, Rewke, Freidta, Rivke(It is possible that
Rewki and Rivke are the same person)The ship was Megantic departing >from Liverpool
May 14, 1908 arriving in Quebec May 22, 1910. The girls were so young I can't
believe they weren't traveling with their mother.

My grandmother traveled alone a few years earlier departing Liverpool July 14, 1908
and arriving in Quebec July 24, 1908 on the S.S. Virginia. My grandmother, on the
Border Crossing, is listed as MOishe instead of MAshe Greiniman.

The family story is that the husband/father (my great grandfather) traveled to
America in 1903(?) but I could find nothing on him. I tried a few years later also.
His name was Anshel Greiniman. Abe Grayman in America. Other than this record, I
could not find how or when they traveled to Liverpool or how or when they traveled
to Chicago, Illinois, USA.

Thank you for any help and guidance.

Trudy Barch
Chicagoland


New education course - The Jewish in Jewish Genealogy #romania

Nancy Holden
 

JewishGen Education will offer a new online forum - The Jewish in
Jewish Genealogy
May 1 - May 29

Genealogy is more than statistics and facts. This class will give
you a chance to understand the Jewish immigration experience and
we'll discover tricks and tips to successfully search for Jewish
ancestry.

With each passing generation, the torch passes to children whose
lifestyle is further >from the immigrant experience. Now we have to
dig deep in order to bring up images and voices >from the past, to
understand and recreate their lives.

This class will cover Jewish institutions in the old country and
in the U.S. It will help a researcher discover patterns and
prejudices that affected the way life was lived in the new country.
Jewish life cycles, customs and culture, origin of family names and
naming practices, assimilation and acculturation, migrations
patterns and surname mapping will be part of this study.

For this class a student will work on one immigrant family and the
town (or city) where they first settled -- New York, Chicago, St.
Louis or points west. The course includes general research tasks
and assignments to give insight into the Jewish search.

Class is taught in a *forum* setting, private to this class. The
site is open at all times for students to post. The instructor
answers posts daily. Cost is $120 for 4 weeks. The full class
description is at
http://www.jewishgen.org/education/description.asp?course=40022.
To enroll go to www.jewishgen.org/education and click on enroll.

For questions, please contact me
Nancy Holden, Instruction Manager
JewishGen-Education@lyris.JewishGen.org


Romania SIG #Romania New education course - The Jewish in Jewish Genealogy #romania

Nancy Holden
 

JewishGen Education will offer a new online forum - The Jewish in
Jewish Genealogy
May 1 - May 29

Genealogy is more than statistics and facts. This class will give
you a chance to understand the Jewish immigration experience and
we'll discover tricks and tips to successfully search for Jewish
ancestry.

With each passing generation, the torch passes to children whose
lifestyle is further >from the immigrant experience. Now we have to
dig deep in order to bring up images and voices >from the past, to
understand and recreate their lives.

This class will cover Jewish institutions in the old country and
in the U.S. It will help a researcher discover patterns and
prejudices that affected the way life was lived in the new country.
Jewish life cycles, customs and culture, origin of family names and
naming practices, assimilation and acculturation, migrations
patterns and surname mapping will be part of this study.

For this class a student will work on one immigrant family and the
town (or city) where they first settled -- New York, Chicago, St.
Louis or points west. The course includes general research tasks
and assignments to give insight into the Jewish search.

Class is taught in a *forum* setting, private to this class. The
site is open at all times for students to post. The instructor
answers posts daily. Cost is $120 for 4 weeks. The full class
description is at
http://www.jewishgen.org/education/description.asp?course=40022.
To enroll go to www.jewishgen.org/education and click on enroll.

For questions, please contact me
Nancy Holden, Instruction Manager
JewishGen-Education@lyris.JewishGen.org


Three ViewMate Translation Requests - Hungarian #hungary

Ross, Phil
 

I've posted a three page letter handwritten by a great uncle in 1912, which=
I believe contains historical family information as I am told it was writt=
en to Hungarian officials either as part of his planned marriage or future =
immigration.=A0 Each page is a separate ViewMate submission, which can be f=
ound at the following links:=20

They appear on the following links:
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=3DVM39110 =A0(page o=
ne)
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=3DVM39111 =A0(page t=
wo)
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=3DVM39112=A0 (page t=
hree)

I would greatly appreciate even partial translations.

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application or
otherwise privately to me via the email address below.

Thank you so very much for any and all responses,

Philip Lane Ross
San Francisco, CA
plross@littler.com


Hungary SIG #Hungary Three ViewMate Translation Requests - Hungarian #hungary

Ross, Phil
 

I've posted a three page letter handwritten by a great uncle in 1912, which=
I believe contains historical family information as I am told it was writt=
en to Hungarian officials either as part of his planned marriage or future =
immigration.=A0 Each page is a separate ViewMate submission, which can be f=
ound at the following links:=20

They appear on the following links:
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=3DVM39110 =A0(page o=
ne)
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=3DVM39111 =A0(page t=
wo)
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=3DVM39112=A0 (page t=
hree)

I would greatly appreciate even partial translations.

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application or
otherwise privately to me via the email address below.

Thank you so very much for any and all responses,

Philip Lane Ross
San Francisco, CA
plross@littler.com


Chanes #ukraine

Family Iwaniski
 

Hi Everyone,

My grandfather, Leiser CHANES (born +/- 1935) was born in Czernowitz,
Romania, which is now Chernivitsi Ukraine.

He's trying to get a copy his birth certificate amongst other
documents on the Chanes family.

His father, my great-grandfather Chaim yehuda (Leib) Chanes had a few
factories, which we would also like to find documentation on.

Obviously we would also like to fill in our family tree, but until now
we haven't been able to find any documents >from that region. (I have
mainly searched online databases like jewishgen and ancestry.com)

Does anyone know how I would be able to get records >from the Ukraine?

Thanks in advance,

Kind Regards

Friddy Iwaniski

Belgium

MODERATOR'S NOTE: You might also wish to post this message to ROM-SIG, as Chernivtsi
was in Bucovina prior to World War I and they have coverage of that area. Check also
the JewishGen infofile on researchers at http://www.jewishgen.org/InfoFiles/Researchers.htm
for researchers in that area. Birth records >from 1935 are protected by Ukraine's
100 year privacy law and will not appear on any JewishGen database.


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Chanes #ukraine

Family Iwaniski
 

Hi Everyone,

My grandfather, Leiser CHANES (born +/- 1935) was born in Czernowitz,
Romania, which is now Chernivitsi Ukraine.

He's trying to get a copy his birth certificate amongst other
documents on the Chanes family.

His father, my great-grandfather Chaim yehuda (Leib) Chanes had a few
factories, which we would also like to find documentation on.

Obviously we would also like to fill in our family tree, but until now
we haven't been able to find any documents >from that region. (I have
mainly searched online databases like jewishgen and ancestry.com)

Does anyone know how I would be able to get records >from the Ukraine?

Thanks in advance,

Kind Regards

Friddy Iwaniski

Belgium

MODERATOR'S NOTE: You might also wish to post this message to ROM-SIG, as Chernivtsi
was in Bucovina prior to World War I and they have coverage of that area. Check also
the JewishGen infofile on researchers at http://www.jewishgen.org/InfoFiles/Researchers.htm
for researchers in that area. Birth records >from 1935 are protected by Ukraine's
100 year privacy law and will not appear on any JewishGen database.


(US-NY) Jewish Theological Seminary Library to Close Until 2018 #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS) Library was founded in 1893 and the JTS
Library is recognized as the largest Jewish library outside of Israel with hundreds
of thousands of books and tens of thousands of rare books, manuscripts and more.
Special collections include ketubot, haggadot and more. But what is of most
interest to genealogists is the collection and the efforts to collect the cultural
heritage. While this started in 1903, what is most important is the collection
from the 1930's when the war clouds in Europe were stirring and the
anti-Semitism was rising. JTS is Conservative Judaism's largest rabbinic seminary.
To read more about the history of JTS go to:
http://www.jtsa.edu/About_JTS/History.xml. To view some of the treasures go to:
http://jtslibrarytreasures.org/. The JTS is located in New York City on the
upper West Side.

The JTS is planning to sell off real estate assets to developers with air rights
to its main campus to ease a years-long financial crunch. The school will replace
its current library building with a new library and conference center. JTS plans
to close its library the end of December 2015 through sometime in 2018. The
school's religious study hall will be built into the new library. The temporary
closing of the rare books collection is only one change coming. Seventy-five
percent of the library's circulating collection and archives will be in storage
once the new library is constructed. The intent is to eventually digitize much
of the collection once measures necessary for conservation are implemented in order
to maintain these valuable and irreplaceable materials. To view the JTS's Library
and its collections see: http://www.jtsa.edu/The_Library.xml

To read more about the impending closure go to: http://tinyurl.com/q9gmhz2
Original url:
http://forward.com/news/306031/libraries-tk-tk/?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_term=The%20Forward%20Today%20%28Monday-Friday%29&utm_campaign=Saturday-and-Sunday_Daily_Newsletter%202015-04-19

In 2014, Dr. Janette Silverman, Outreach Director for the William Davidson
Graduate School of Jewish Education of The Jewish Theological Seminary spoke
at the IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy about the JTS treasures
that so many of us did not know existed. Several of our societies(including JGSCV)
have been privileged to have Janette come and talk to us about what is there and
how to access the archives and library. The archives are a treasure yet to be
explored by so many of us and yet it is a rich repository of records of
Jewish communities, institutions and prominent individuals in the US and Europe.

If you are planning on researching on any of the JTS treasures this is the time to
do so.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee
President, JGSCV


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen (US-NY) Jewish Theological Seminary Library to Close Until 2018 #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS) Library was founded in 1893 and the JTS
Library is recognized as the largest Jewish library outside of Israel with hundreds
of thousands of books and tens of thousands of rare books, manuscripts and more.
Special collections include ketubot, haggadot and more. But what is of most
interest to genealogists is the collection and the efforts to collect the cultural
heritage. While this started in 1903, what is most important is the collection
from the 1930's when the war clouds in Europe were stirring and the
anti-Semitism was rising. JTS is Conservative Judaism's largest rabbinic seminary.
To read more about the history of JTS go to:
http://www.jtsa.edu/About_JTS/History.xml. To view some of the treasures go to:
http://jtslibrarytreasures.org/. The JTS is located in New York City on the
upper West Side.

The JTS is planning to sell off real estate assets to developers with air rights
to its main campus to ease a years-long financial crunch. The school will replace
its current library building with a new library and conference center. JTS plans
to close its library the end of December 2015 through sometime in 2018. The
school's religious study hall will be built into the new library. The temporary
closing of the rare books collection is only one change coming. Seventy-five
percent of the library's circulating collection and archives will be in storage
once the new library is constructed. The intent is to eventually digitize much
of the collection once measures necessary for conservation are implemented in order
to maintain these valuable and irreplaceable materials. To view the JTS's Library
and its collections see: http://www.jtsa.edu/The_Library.xml

To read more about the impending closure go to: http://tinyurl.com/q9gmhz2
Original url:
http://forward.com/news/306031/libraries-tk-tk/?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_term=The%20Forward%20Today%20%28Monday-Friday%29&utm_campaign=Saturday-and-Sunday_Daily_Newsletter%202015-04-19

In 2014, Dr. Janette Silverman, Outreach Director for the William Davidson
Graduate School of Jewish Education of The Jewish Theological Seminary spoke
at the IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy about the JTS treasures
that so many of us did not know existed. Several of our societies(including JGSCV)
have been privileged to have Janette come and talk to us about what is there and
how to access the archives and library. The archives are a treasure yet to be
explored by so many of us and yet it is a rich repository of records of
Jewish communities, institutions and prominent individuals in the US and Europe.

If you are planning on researching on any of the JTS treasures this is the time to
do so.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee
President, JGSCV


Female Given name Hensha from Galitzia #general

Alberto Guido Chester
 

Thanks to the many people who answered my question.

The following are some of the useful replies received as different forms for
Hensha: Hensza, Hencia,Henya, Hannah, Chana, Khantse, Hencie, Anna, Hentcha,Hena

These have helped me search successfully the Jewishgen Given Names Database.

Thanks !!!!!

Alberto Guido Chester
Buenos Aires, Argentina


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Female Given name Hensha from Galitzia #general

Alberto Guido Chester
 

Thanks to the many people who answered my question.

The following are some of the useful replies received as different forms for
Hensha: Hensza, Hencia,Henya, Hannah, Chana, Khantse, Hencie, Anna, Hentcha,Hena

These have helped me search successfully the Jewishgen Given Names Database.

Thanks !!!!!

Alberto Guido Chester
Buenos Aires, Argentina


ViewMate translation request - Polish #general

Peter Lebensold <plebensold@...>
 

Cousins:

Thanks to new access - via Yoram Mayorek (see my earlier posting) - to the 1914
Warsaw telephone directory, I now have business descriptions for a slew of
LEBENSOLDs who seem to have been competing against one another in very similar
industries.

I'm hoping that someone (or someones) here (perhaps with a background in
construction) can help me decipher the meanings of - and *the differences between*
- the business descriptions that I have transcribed >from that 1914 directory.

They are now online on ViewMate at the following address ...

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM39134


The more precise the translation, the better I'll be able to understand to what
extent the various branches of the family complemented one another, to what extent
they were competing against one another, and who might have inherited which
business >from whom.

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application -- or directly to
me..

Thank you very much.

Peter Lebensold
Toronto


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen ViewMate translation request - Polish #general

Peter Lebensold <plebensold@...>
 

Cousins:

Thanks to new access - via Yoram Mayorek (see my earlier posting) - to the 1914
Warsaw telephone directory, I now have business descriptions for a slew of
LEBENSOLDs who seem to have been competing against one another in very similar
industries.

I'm hoping that someone (or someones) here (perhaps with a background in
construction) can help me decipher the meanings of - and *the differences between*
- the business descriptions that I have transcribed >from that 1914 directory.

They are now online on ViewMate at the following address ...

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM39134


The more precise the translation, the better I'll be able to understand to what
extent the various branches of the family complemented one another, to what extent
they were competing against one another, and who might have inherited which
business >from whom.

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application -- or directly to
me..

Thank you very much.

Peter Lebensold
Toronto

92221 - 92240 of 658849