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Re: Is there a town called 'Poland' in Russia? #general

Peter Zavon <pzavon@...>
 

This is almost certainly not a reference to a city, despite the word
"Poland" being in a block designated for a city. This would be a reference
to the region of Poland that was controlled by Russia during the 19th
century but was actually outside the Pale of Settlement because it was taken
in the 18th century Partitions of Poland, rather than the 17th century as
was most of the Pale.

As noted by others, this region is also referenced as "Russia Poland",
"Russian Poland". "Poland - Russia" and other variations. It is also called
Congress Poland or the Kingdom of Poland, because for some years after the
Congress of Vienna it had a theoretical existence as a sovereign kingdom
separate >from Russia, but the Russian Czar was its king.

Peter Zavon
Penfield, NY

PZAVON@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Is there a town called 'Poland' in Russia? #general

Peter Zavon <pzavon@...>
 

This is almost certainly not a reference to a city, despite the word
"Poland" being in a block designated for a city. This would be a reference
to the region of Poland that was controlled by Russia during the 19th
century but was actually outside the Pale of Settlement because it was taken
in the 18th century Partitions of Poland, rather than the 17th century as
was most of the Pale.

As noted by others, this region is also referenced as "Russia Poland",
"Russian Poland". "Poland - Russia" and other variations. It is also called
Congress Poland or the Kingdom of Poland, because for some years after the
Congress of Vienna it had a theoretical existence as a sovereign kingdom
separate >from Russia, but the Russian Czar was its king.

Peter Zavon
Penfield, NY

PZAVON@...


Re: Is there a town called 'Poland' in Russia? #general

Snillop47@...
 

This is true too for England and Wales, eg in the Census.

Harold Pollins
Oxford


rvlkaplan@... writes:
In Scotland, records often say 'Russia Poland', 'Russian Poland',
'Russian Pole', 'Poland, Russia' etc. I would bet that this is all
that this indicates.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Is there a town called 'Poland' in Russia? #general

Snillop47@...
 

This is true too for England and Wales, eg in the Census.

Harold Pollins
Oxford


rvlkaplan@... writes:
In Scotland, records often say 'Russia Poland', 'Russian Poland',
'Russian Pole', 'Poland, Russia' etc. I would bet that this is all
that this indicates.


Yizkor Books #YizkorBooks Sarina Roffé Elected to JewishGen Board of Governors #yizkorbooks

Fishbein Associates, Inc.
 

[MODERATOR NOTE: We apologize for sending this important announcement
yet again. The earlier version may have been incorrect due to technical
problems. The version below has been approved by Dr Fishbein and by the
leadership of the JewishGen Board of Governors.]

New York, NY —The Board of Governors of JewishGen is pleased to announce
that Sarina Roffé, a respected family historian and journalist with a
background in communications and nonprofit management, has been elected
unanimously to a position on its Board.

Following her election, Rand Fishbein, Ph.D., a member of the Board’s search
committee, commented, “The Board could not be more delighted to welcome
Sarina onto the JewishGen team. We will be looking to her for fresh ideas
on how to expand our programming and online resources to include Jewish
communities that, up until now, have been under-represented in our work.
Her knowledge and experience are sure to prove invaluable as we look to
expand our outreach activities.”

Ms. Roffé is a member of Brooklyn's Syrian Jewish community and an active
member of the Jewish Genealogical Society, Inc. (of New York) (JGSNY). She
has published widely on themes connected with Sephardic and Mizrahi Jewish
genealogy and is a recognized authority on the history and culture of
Aleppan Jewry.

Ms. Roffé comes to JewishGen with wide experience as a writer and speaker in
the fields of marketing, fundraising, deaf education and public relations.
She served as President of the National Cued Speech Association from
2002-2008 and as the Director of Public Affairs for the New York City
Department of Juvenile Justice >from 1996-2002. Currently, Ms. Roffé is the
Executive Director of the Shehebar Sephardic Center in New York, NY, a
nonprofit organization that fundraises for its rabbinical training program
in Israel, and support for schools and outreach centers in more than sixty
cities worldwide.

When asked how she felt about joining the JewishGen Board, Ms. Roffé said,
“It is both a great honor and opportunity to be asked to help guide this
important organization. I believe deeply in the richness and diversity of
our Jewish heritage and in the role family history can play in illuminating
our collective past. By providing our children with documentary proof of
their roots, we are grounding them for the future. I hope those who are not
working yet with JewishGen will consider doing so.”

Observed Dr. Fishbein, “When we speak of ‘Am Yisrael’ we speak of one
worldwide Jewish community. It is the mission of JewishGen to strengthen
our community by providing family history researchers with easy access to a
wealth of online Jewish genealogical information. Jewish tradition teaches
that when we honor our ancestors we honor ourselves. By working together we
can achieve what none of us can do alone, the collection, preservation and
dissemination of Jewish family history. Having Sarina on our leadership
team brings us another step closer to realizing this important goal.”

Rand H. Fishbein, Ph.D.
Member
JewishGen Board of Governors
Potomac, Maryland


Scandinavia SIG #Scandinavia Sarina Roffé Elected to JewishGen Board of Governors #scandinavia

Fishbein Associates, Inc.
 

[MODERATOR NOTE: We apologize for sending this important announcement
yet again. The earlier version may have been incorrect due to technical
problems. The version below has been approved by Dr Fishbein and by the
leadership of the JewishGen Board of Governors.]

New York, NY —The Board of Governors of JewishGen is pleased to announce
that Sarina Roffé, a respected family historian and journalist with a
background in communications and nonprofit management, has been elected
unanimously to a position on its Board.

Following her election, Rand Fishbein, Ph.D., a member of the Board’s search
committee, commented, “The Board could not be more delighted to welcome
Sarina onto the JewishGen team. We will be looking to her for fresh ideas
on how to expand our programming and online resources to include Jewish
communities that, up until now, have been under-represented in our work.
Her knowledge and experience are sure to prove invaluable as we look to
expand our outreach activities.”

Ms. Roffé is a member of Brooklyn's Syrian Jewish community and an active
member of the Jewish Genealogical Society, Inc. (of New York) (JGSNY). She
has published widely on themes connected with Sephardic and Mizrahi Jewish
genealogy and is a recognized authority on the history and culture of
Aleppan Jewry.

Ms. Roffé comes to JewishGen with wide experience as a writer and speaker in
the fields of marketing, fundraising, deaf education and public relations.
She served as President of the National Cued Speech Association from
2002-2008 and as the Director of Public Affairs for the New York City
Department of Juvenile Justice >from 1996-2002. Currently, Ms. Roffé is the
Executive Director of the Shehebar Sephardic Center in New York, NY, a
nonprofit organization that fundraises for its rabbinical training program
in Israel, and support for schools and outreach centers in more than sixty
cities worldwide.

When asked how she felt about joining the JewishGen Board, Ms. Roffé said,
“It is both a great honor and opportunity to be asked to help guide this
important organization. I believe deeply in the richness and diversity of
our Jewish heritage and in the role family history can play in illuminating
our collective past. By providing our children with documentary proof of
their roots, we are grounding them for the future. I hope those who are not
working yet with JewishGen will consider doing so.”

Observed Dr. Fishbein, “When we speak of ‘Am Yisrael’ we speak of one
worldwide Jewish community. It is the mission of JewishGen to strengthen
our community by providing family history researchers with easy access to a
wealth of online Jewish genealogical information. Jewish tradition teaches
that when we honor our ancestors we honor ourselves. By working together we
can achieve what none of us can do alone, the collection, preservation and
dissemination of Jewish family history. Having Sarina on our leadership
team brings us another step closer to realizing this important goal.”

Rand H. Fishbein, Ph.D.
Member
JewishGen Board of Governors
Potomac, Maryland


Sarina Roffé Elected to JewishGen Board of Governors #scandinavia

Fishbein Associates, Inc.
 

[MODERATOR NOTE: We apologize for sending this important announcement
yet again. The earlier version may have been incorrect due to technical
problems. The version below has been approved by Dr Fishbein and by the
leadership of the JewishGen Board of Governors.]

New York, NY —The Board of Governors of JewishGen is pleased to announce
that Sarina Roffé, a respected family historian and journalist with a
background in communications and nonprofit management, has been elected
unanimously to a position on its Board.

Following her election, Rand Fishbein, Ph.D., a member of the Board’s search
committee, commented, “The Board could not be more delighted to welcome
Sarina onto the JewishGen team. We will be looking to her for fresh ideas
on how to expand our programming and online resources to include Jewish
communities that, up until now, have been under-represented in our work.
Her knowledge and experience are sure to prove invaluable as we look to
expand our outreach activities.”

Ms. Roffé is a member of Brooklyn's Syrian Jewish community and an active
member of the Jewish Genealogical Society, Inc. (of New York) (JGSNY). She
has published widely on themes connected with Sephardic and Mizrahi Jewish
genealogy and is a recognized authority on the history and culture of
Aleppan Jewry.

Ms. Roffé comes to JewishGen with wide experience as a writer and speaker in
the fields of marketing, fundraising, deaf education and public relations.
She served as President of the National Cued Speech Association from
2002-2008 and as the Director of Public Affairs for the New York City
Department of Juvenile Justice >from 1996-2002. Currently, Ms. Roffé is the
Executive Director of the Shehebar Sephardic Center in New York, NY, a
nonprofit organization that fundraises for its rabbinical training program
in Israel, and support for schools and outreach centers in more than sixty
cities worldwide.

When asked how she felt about joining the JewishGen Board, Ms. Roffé said,
“It is both a great honor and opportunity to be asked to help guide this
important organization. I believe deeply in the richness and diversity of
our Jewish heritage and in the role family history can play in illuminating
our collective past. By providing our children with documentary proof of
their roots, we are grounding them for the future. I hope those who are not
working yet with JewishGen will consider doing so.”

Observed Dr. Fishbein, “When we speak of ‘Am Yisrael’ we speak of one
worldwide Jewish community. It is the mission of JewishGen to strengthen
our community by providing family history researchers with easy access to a
wealth of online Jewish genealogical information. Jewish tradition teaches
that when we honor our ancestors we honor ourselves. By working together we
can achieve what none of us can do alone, the collection, preservation and
dissemination of Jewish family history. Having Sarina on our leadership
team brings us another step closer to realizing this important goal.”

Rand H. Fishbein, Ph.D.
Member
JewishGen Board of Governors
Potomac, Maryland


Sarina Roffé Elected to JewishGen Board of Governors #yizkorbooks

Fishbein Associates, Inc.
 

[MODERATOR NOTE: We apologize for sending this important announcement
yet again. The earlier version may have been incorrect due to technical
problems. The version below has been approved by Dr Fishbein and by the
leadership of the JewishGen Board of Governors.]

New York, NY —The Board of Governors of JewishGen is pleased to announce
that Sarina Roffé, a respected family historian and journalist with a
background in communications and nonprofit management, has been elected
unanimously to a position on its Board.

Following her election, Rand Fishbein, Ph.D., a member of the Board’s search
committee, commented, “The Board could not be more delighted to welcome
Sarina onto the JewishGen team. We will be looking to her for fresh ideas
on how to expand our programming and online resources to include Jewish
communities that, up until now, have been under-represented in our work.
Her knowledge and experience are sure to prove invaluable as we look to
expand our outreach activities.”

Ms. Roffé is a member of Brooklyn's Syrian Jewish community and an active
member of the Jewish Genealogical Society, Inc. (of New York) (JGSNY). She
has published widely on themes connected with Sephardic and Mizrahi Jewish
genealogy and is a recognized authority on the history and culture of
Aleppan Jewry.

Ms. Roffé comes to JewishGen with wide experience as a writer and speaker in
the fields of marketing, fundraising, deaf education and public relations.
She served as President of the National Cued Speech Association from
2002-2008 and as the Director of Public Affairs for the New York City
Department of Juvenile Justice >from 1996-2002. Currently, Ms. Roffé is the
Executive Director of the Shehebar Sephardic Center in New York, NY, a
nonprofit organization that fundraises for its rabbinical training program
in Israel, and support for schools and outreach centers in more than sixty
cities worldwide.

When asked how she felt about joining the JewishGen Board, Ms. Roffé said,
“It is both a great honor and opportunity to be asked to help guide this
important organization. I believe deeply in the richness and diversity of
our Jewish heritage and in the role family history can play in illuminating
our collective past. By providing our children with documentary proof of
their roots, we are grounding them for the future. I hope those who are not
working yet with JewishGen will consider doing so.”

Observed Dr. Fishbein, “When we speak of ‘Am Yisrael’ we speak of one
worldwide Jewish community. It is the mission of JewishGen to strengthen
our community by providing family history researchers with easy access to a
wealth of online Jewish genealogical information. Jewish tradition teaches
that when we honor our ancestors we honor ourselves. By working together we
can achieve what none of us can do alone, the collection, preservation and
dissemination of Jewish family history. Having Sarina on our leadership
team brings us another step closer to realizing this important goal.”

Rand H. Fishbein, Ph.D.
Member
JewishGen Board of Governors
Potomac, Maryland


Sarina Roffé Elected to JewishGen Board of Governors #dna

Fishbein Associates, Inc.
 

[MODERATOR NOTE: We apologize for sending this important announcement
yet again. The earlier version may have been incorrect due to technical
problems. The version below has been approved by Dr Fishbein and by the
leadership of the JewishGen Board of Governors.]

New York, NY —The Board of Governors of JewishGen is pleased to announce
that Sarina Roffé, a respected family historian and journalist with a
background in communications and nonprofit management, has been elected
unanimously to a position on its Board.

Following her election, Rand Fishbein, Ph.D., a member of the Board’s search
committee, commented, “The Board could not be more delighted to welcome
Sarina onto the JewishGen team. We will be looking to her for fresh ideas
on how to expand our programming and online resources to include Jewish
communities that, up until now, have been under-represented in our work.
Her knowledge and experience are sure to prove invaluable as we look to
expand our outreach activities.”

Ms. Roffé is a member of Brooklyn's Syrian Jewish community and an active
member of the Jewish Genealogical Society, Inc. (of New York) (JGSNY). She
has published widely on themes connected with Sephardic and Mizrahi Jewish
genealogy and is a recognized authority on the history and culture of
Aleppan Jewry.

Ms. Roffé comes to JewishGen with wide experience as a writer and speaker in
the fields of marketing, fundraising, deaf education and public relations.
She served as President of the National Cued Speech Association from
2002-2008 and as the Director of Public Affairs for the New York City
Department of Juvenile Justice >from 1996-2002. Currently, Ms. Roffé is the
Executive Director of the Shehebar Sephardic Center in New York, NY, a
nonprofit organization that fundraises for its rabbinical training program
in Israel, and support for schools and outreach centers in more than sixty
cities worldwide.

When asked how she felt about joining the JewishGen Board, Ms. Roffé said,
“It is both a great honor and opportunity to be asked to help guide this
important organization. I believe deeply in the richness and diversity of
our Jewish heritage and in the role family history can play in illuminating
our collective past. By providing our children with documentary proof of
their roots, we are grounding them for the future. I hope those who are not
working yet with JewishGen will consider doing so.”

Observed Dr. Fishbein, “When we speak of ‘Am Yisrael’ we speak of one
worldwide Jewish community. It is the mission of JewishGen to strengthen
our community by providing family history researchers with easy access to a
wealth of online Jewish genealogical information. Jewish tradition teaches
that when we honor our ancestors we honor ourselves. By working together we
can achieve what none of us can do alone, the collection, preservation and
dissemination of Jewish family history. Having Sarina on our leadership
team brings us another step closer to realizing this important goal.”

Rand H. Fishbein, Ph.D.
Member
JewishGen Board of Governors
Potomac, Maryland


DNA Research #DNA Sarina Roffé Elected to JewishGen Board of Governors #dna

Fishbein Associates, Inc.
 

[MODERATOR NOTE: We apologize for sending this important announcement
yet again. The earlier version may have been incorrect due to technical
problems. The version below has been approved by Dr Fishbein and by the
leadership of the JewishGen Board of Governors.]

New York, NY —The Board of Governors of JewishGen is pleased to announce
that Sarina Roffé, a respected family historian and journalist with a
background in communications and nonprofit management, has been elected
unanimously to a position on its Board.

Following her election, Rand Fishbein, Ph.D., a member of the Board’s search
committee, commented, “The Board could not be more delighted to welcome
Sarina onto the JewishGen team. We will be looking to her for fresh ideas
on how to expand our programming and online resources to include Jewish
communities that, up until now, have been under-represented in our work.
Her knowledge and experience are sure to prove invaluable as we look to
expand our outreach activities.”

Ms. Roffé is a member of Brooklyn's Syrian Jewish community and an active
member of the Jewish Genealogical Society, Inc. (of New York) (JGSNY). She
has published widely on themes connected with Sephardic and Mizrahi Jewish
genealogy and is a recognized authority on the history and culture of
Aleppan Jewry.

Ms. Roffé comes to JewishGen with wide experience as a writer and speaker in
the fields of marketing, fundraising, deaf education and public relations.
She served as President of the National Cued Speech Association from
2002-2008 and as the Director of Public Affairs for the New York City
Department of Juvenile Justice >from 1996-2002. Currently, Ms. Roffé is the
Executive Director of the Shehebar Sephardic Center in New York, NY, a
nonprofit organization that fundraises for its rabbinical training program
in Israel, and support for schools and outreach centers in more than sixty
cities worldwide.

When asked how she felt about joining the JewishGen Board, Ms. Roffé said,
“It is both a great honor and opportunity to be asked to help guide this
important organization. I believe deeply in the richness and diversity of
our Jewish heritage and in the role family history can play in illuminating
our collective past. By providing our children with documentary proof of
their roots, we are grounding them for the future. I hope those who are not
working yet with JewishGen will consider doing so.”

Observed Dr. Fishbein, “When we speak of ‘Am Yisrael’ we speak of one
worldwide Jewish community. It is the mission of JewishGen to strengthen
our community by providing family history researchers with easy access to a
wealth of online Jewish genealogical information. Jewish tradition teaches
that when we honor our ancestors we honor ourselves. By working together we
can achieve what none of us can do alone, the collection, preservation and
dissemination of Jewish family history. Having Sarina on our leadership
team brings us another step closer to realizing this important goal.”

Rand H. Fishbein, Ph.D.
Member
JewishGen Board of Governors
Potomac, Maryland


FTDNA reduced price for north african jewish Perez #dna

itai.perez@...
 

The Perez surname project of FamilyTreeDNA (of which I am the
administrator) gives a reduced price (in the limit of available funds)
for each new male member named Perez and of North African Jewish
ancestry in his patrilinear line, for an order through the project
including the Y-DNA37 test.

Y-DNA37 134$ instead of 169$
Y-DNA67 223$ instead of 268$
Y-DNA111 324$ instead of 359$
Y-DNA37+mtDNAplus 254$ instead of 299$
Y-DNA67+mtDNAplus 354$ instead of 399$
Family Finder + Y-DNA37 423$ instead of 438$
SuperDNA 503$ instead of 538$
Comprehensive Genome 782$ instead of 837$

Please contact me (at email itai.perez@...) to benefit >from it or
for any information you might need.

Sincerely,

Itai Perez.


DNA Research #DNA FTDNA reduced price for north african jewish Perez #dna

itai.perez@...
 

The Perez surname project of FamilyTreeDNA (of which I am the
administrator) gives a reduced price (in the limit of available funds)
for each new male member named Perez and of North African Jewish
ancestry in his patrilinear line, for an order through the project
including the Y-DNA37 test.

Y-DNA37 134$ instead of 169$
Y-DNA67 223$ instead of 268$
Y-DNA111 324$ instead of 359$
Y-DNA37+mtDNAplus 254$ instead of 299$
Y-DNA67+mtDNAplus 354$ instead of 399$
Family Finder + Y-DNA37 423$ instead of 438$
SuperDNA 503$ instead of 538$
Comprehensive Genome 782$ instead of 837$

Please contact me (at email itai.perez@...) to benefit >from it or
for any information you might need.

Sincerely,

Itai Perez.


Sarina Roffé Elected to JewishGen Board of Governors #danzig #gdansk #germany #poland

Fishbein Associates, Inc.
 

[MODERATOR NOTE: We apologize for sending this important announcement
yet again. The earlier version may have been incorrect due to technical
problems. The version below has been approved by Dr Fishbein and by the
leadership of the JewishGen Board of Governors.]

New York, NY —The Board of Governors of JewishGen is pleased to announce
that Sarina Roffé, a respected family historian and journalist with a
background in communications and nonprofit management, has been elected
unanimously to a position on its Board.

Following her election, Rand Fishbein, Ph.D., a member of the Board’s search
committee, commented, “The Board could not be more delighted to welcome
Sarina onto the JewishGen team. We will be looking to her for fresh ideas
on how to expand our programming and online resources to include Jewish
communities that, up until now, have been under-represented in our work.
Her knowledge and experience are sure to prove invaluable as we look to
expand our outreach activities.”

Ms. Roffé is a member of Brooklyn's Syrian Jewish community and an active
member of the Jewish Genealogical Society, Inc. (of New York) (JGSNY). She
has published widely on themes connected with Sephardic and Mizrahi Jewish
genealogy and is a recognized authority on the history and culture of
Aleppan Jewry.

Ms. Roffé comes to JewishGen with wide experience as a writer and speaker in
the fields of marketing, fundraising, deaf education and public relations.
She served as President of the National Cued Speech Association from
2002-2008 and as the Director of Public Affairs for the New York City
Department of Juvenile Justice >from 1996-2002. Currently, Ms. Roffé is the
Executive Director of the Shehebar Sephardic Center in New York, NY, a
nonprofit organization that fundraises for its rabbinical training program
in Israel, and support for schools and outreach centers in more than sixty
cities worldwide.

When asked how she felt about joining the JewishGen Board, Ms. Roffé said,
“It is both a great honor and opportunity to be asked to help guide this
important organization. I believe deeply in the richness and diversity of
our Jewish heritage and in the role family history can play in illuminating
our collective past. By providing our children with documentary proof of
their roots, we are grounding them for the future. I hope those who are not
working yet with JewishGen will consider doing so.”

Observed Dr. Fishbein, “When we speak of ‘Am Yisrael’ we speak of one
worldwide Jewish community. It is the mission of JewishGen to strengthen
our community by providing family history researchers with easy access to a
wealth of online Jewish genealogical information. Jewish tradition teaches
that when we honor our ancestors we honor ourselves. By working together we
can achieve what none of us can do alone, the collection, preservation and
dissemination of Jewish family history. Having Sarina on our leadership
team brings us another step closer to realizing this important goal.”

Rand H. Fishbein, Ph.D.
Member
JewishGen Board of Governors
Potomac, Maryland


Danzig/Gedansk SIG #Danzig #Gdansk #Germany #Poland Sarina Roffé Elected to JewishGen Board of Governors #poland #danzig #gdansk #germany

Fishbein Associates, Inc.
 

[MODERATOR NOTE: We apologize for sending this important announcement
yet again. The earlier version may have been incorrect due to technical
problems. The version below has been approved by Dr Fishbein and by the
leadership of the JewishGen Board of Governors.]

New York, NY —The Board of Governors of JewishGen is pleased to announce
that Sarina Roffé, a respected family historian and journalist with a
background in communications and nonprofit management, has been elected
unanimously to a position on its Board.

Following her election, Rand Fishbein, Ph.D., a member of the Board’s search
committee, commented, “The Board could not be more delighted to welcome
Sarina onto the JewishGen team. We will be looking to her for fresh ideas
on how to expand our programming and online resources to include Jewish
communities that, up until now, have been under-represented in our work.
Her knowledge and experience are sure to prove invaluable as we look to
expand our outreach activities.”

Ms. Roffé is a member of Brooklyn's Syrian Jewish community and an active
member of the Jewish Genealogical Society, Inc. (of New York) (JGSNY). She
has published widely on themes connected with Sephardic and Mizrahi Jewish
genealogy and is a recognized authority on the history and culture of
Aleppan Jewry.

Ms. Roffé comes to JewishGen with wide experience as a writer and speaker in
the fields of marketing, fundraising, deaf education and public relations.
She served as President of the National Cued Speech Association from
2002-2008 and as the Director of Public Affairs for the New York City
Department of Juvenile Justice >from 1996-2002. Currently, Ms. Roffé is the
Executive Director of the Shehebar Sephardic Center in New York, NY, a
nonprofit organization that fundraises for its rabbinical training program
in Israel, and support for schools and outreach centers in more than sixty
cities worldwide.

When asked how she felt about joining the JewishGen Board, Ms. Roffé said,
“It is both a great honor and opportunity to be asked to help guide this
important organization. I believe deeply in the richness and diversity of
our Jewish heritage and in the role family history can play in illuminating
our collective past. By providing our children with documentary proof of
their roots, we are grounding them for the future. I hope those who are not
working yet with JewishGen will consider doing so.”

Observed Dr. Fishbein, “When we speak of ‘Am Yisrael’ we speak of one
worldwide Jewish community. It is the mission of JewishGen to strengthen
our community by providing family history researchers with easy access to a
wealth of online Jewish genealogical information. Jewish tradition teaches
that when we honor our ancestors we honor ourselves. By working together we
can achieve what none of us can do alone, the collection, preservation and
dissemination of Jewish family history. Having Sarina on our leadership
team brings us another step closer to realizing this important goal.”

Rand H. Fishbein, Ph.D.
Member
JewishGen Board of Governors
Potomac, Maryland


Re: Is there a town called 'Poland' in Russia? #general

boris
 

Stephen Manos wrote: "Simon Jackson's 1931 Boston, MA death record (s/o
Phillip S. & Esther R. Pinkus) states they are all >from city "Poland" in
country "Russia"...

There is no Russian city called Poland in English. Many people >from that
part of the world did not bother to indicate more than "Russia" or "Poland"
or "Russia-Poland", etc.

However, taking the first three letters as a clue, one can easily come up
with a number of candidate towns, e.g. Polonne in Ukraine, Polonka and
Polotsk in Belarus, Polaniec and Pulawy in (today's) Poland, etc. etc.

If Simon Jackson's original surname is known, the next step would be to
research if it was common in any of the "candidate towns" or their
surroundings. Or, approaching the challenge >from the opposite direction, one
could search online databases and Russian business directories to determine
if any location associated with the surname in question sounds like
"Poland".

Boris Feldblyum
boris@...
Potomac, MD


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen RE: Is there a town called 'Poland' in Russia? #general

boris
 

Stephen Manos wrote: "Simon Jackson's 1931 Boston, MA death record (s/o
Phillip S. & Esther R. Pinkus) states they are all >from city "Poland" in
country "Russia"...

There is no Russian city called Poland in English. Many people >from that
part of the world did not bother to indicate more than "Russia" or "Poland"
or "Russia-Poland", etc.

However, taking the first three letters as a clue, one can easily come up
with a number of candidate towns, e.g. Polonne in Ukraine, Polonka and
Polotsk in Belarus, Polaniec and Pulawy in (today's) Poland, etc. etc.

If Simon Jackson's original surname is known, the next step would be to
research if it was common in any of the "candidate towns" or their
surroundings. Or, approaching the challenge >from the opposite direction, one
could search online databases and Russian business directories to determine
if any location associated with the surname in question sounds like
"Poland".

Boris Feldblyum
boris@...
Potomac, MD


Re: Is there a town called 'Poland' in Russia? #general

Gary Mokotoff <mokotoff@...>
 

Between 1795 and 1918 there was no such country as Poland. It was carved up
in the late 18th century by the three superpowers of the day-Russian Empire,
Prussian Empire and Austro-Hungarian Empire-in what has become known as the
"three partitions of Poland." People in the Russian portion of "Poland"
tended to call their area "Russia Poland." It is most likely that your
ancestor used this term and the creator of the death record wrote down
Poland as the town and Russia as the country.

Gary Mokotoff


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen RE: Is there a town called 'Poland' in Russia? #general

Gary Mokotoff <mokotoff@...>
 

Between 1795 and 1918 there was no such country as Poland. It was carved up
in the late 18th century by the three superpowers of the day-Russian Empire,
Prussian Empire and Austro-Hungarian Empire-in what has become known as the
"three partitions of Poland." People in the Russian portion of "Poland"
tended to call their area "Russia Poland." It is most likely that your
ancestor used this term and the creator of the death record wrote down
Poland as the town and Russia as the country.

Gary Mokotoff


CROSS/MORRIS in UK and USA #general

Ann Linder
 

Is anyone researching Anna CROSS?
I have written to 2 researchers on JGFF.
Anna's maiden name is unknown; she had at least 2 brothers whose names
in England became David MORRIS and Soloman MORRIS. David stayed in
UK; Anna ultimately ended up in California while Soloman went to New
York.
They were all born in Vilna, Russian Empire and emigrated to UK, date
unknown. Parents were Moses Mordecai and Sarah but I am trying to
learn what their original surname was.
I have found a burial record for a Gertrude Cross in CA; I have found
3 ship immigration records for a Soloman Morris >from UK to NY but am
unable to see details as I do not subscribe.
I am totally knowledgeable about David Morris's descendants and do not
require further info but perhaps by tracking down Anna Cross or
Soloman Morris I will be able to learn what their real surname was.
And yes, I fully realize this may not be do-able!

Kind Regards,
Ann Linder
USA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen CROSS/MORRIS in UK and USA #general

Ann Linder
 

Is anyone researching Anna CROSS?
I have written to 2 researchers on JGFF.
Anna's maiden name is unknown; she had at least 2 brothers whose names
in England became David MORRIS and Soloman MORRIS. David stayed in
UK; Anna ultimately ended up in California while Soloman went to New
York.
They were all born in Vilna, Russian Empire and emigrated to UK, date
unknown. Parents were Moses Mordecai and Sarah but I am trying to
learn what their original surname was.
I have found a burial record for a Gertrude Cross in CA; I have found
3 ship immigration records for a Soloman Morris >from UK to NY but am
unable to see details as I do not subscribe.
I am totally knowledgeable about David Morris's descendants and do not
require further info but perhaps by tracking down Anna Cross or
Soloman Morris I will be able to learn what their real surname was.
And yes, I fully realize this may not be do-able!

Kind Regards,
Ann Linder
USA