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JOWBR Year-End Update #poland

Nolan Altman
 

JewishGen is very proud to announce its 2010 year-end update
to the JOWBR (JewishGen's Online Worldwide Burial Registry) Database.
The JOWBR Database can be accessed at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/
If you're a new user, we recommend that you take a look at the first
two explanatory screencasts at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/Screencasts/

This update is our largest to date and includes 170,000 new
records and 32,700 new photos. The database is adding 360 new
cemeteries along with updates or additions to an additional 213
cemeteries >from 21 countries. This brings JOWBR's holdings in
excess of 1.57 million records >from more than 3,050 cemeteries /
cemetery sections >from 47 countries!

Once again, you will see that the donors for this update
include a mix of individuals, Jewish genealogical societies,
historical societies and museums. We appreciate all our donor's
submissions and the transliteration work done by a faithful group
of JewishGen volunteers. Of particular note in this update are
the following additions:

• Lodz, Poland. Thanks to a dedicated team of data entry
and validation volunteers, we are adding approximately 39,000
records to those that went live in June. JOWBR now includes
approximately 50,000 records >from the "Organization of Former
Residents of Lodz in Israel" burial registers. The final set of
records for surnames starting with the letters K, P, R, and S will
be added in our next update. These records will also be added to
the JRI-Poland database.
• Melbourne, Australia. Thanks to the Melbourne Chevra
Kadisha which has submitted over 29,000 records >from 49 cemeteries
in Melbourne and surrounding towns. We are especially grateful to
the Chevra Kadisha since this is JOWBR's first significant data
collection >from Australia.
• Wisconsin, USA. Thanks to the Jewish Museum Milwaukee
(http://www.jewishmuseummilwaukee.org) for their submission of
approximately 27,000 records >from 50 cemeteries throughout Wisconsin.
• South Africa. Thanks to Stan Hart for his work to submit
close to 17,000 records >from over 135 cemeteries throughout South
Africa. Stan hopes to add photos to these records in future JOWBR
updates.
• Virginia / Maryland, USA. Thanks to the Jewish Genealogy
Society of Greater Washington, Inc. (DC) and a team of volunteers
coordinated by Marlene Bishow, Ernie Fine and Harvey Kabaker for
their submission of 5,000 records and 4,800 photos >from Arlington
National Cemetery and more than 1,500 records >from the B'nai Israel
Congregation Cemetery in Oxon Hill, Maryland.
• Ontario, Canada. Thanks to Allen Halberstadt, lead
contributor to the Jewish Genealogical Society of Canada, Toronto'
Cemetery Project, for submitting and updating approximately 120
cemeteries with 5,000 records >from Bathurst Memorial, Lambton Mills,
and Mount Sinai cemeteries. In addition to the records, over 4,000
photos >from Dawes Road Cemetery are included in this update thanks
to the efforts of Robert Lubinski.
• Georgia, USA. Thanks to Ruth Einstein, Special Projects
Coordinator for The Breman Jewish Heritage & Holocaust Museum in
Atlanta, Georgia for her submission of 4,000 new and updated records
from 17 Atlanta area cemeteries.
• California, USA. Thanks to Peggy Hooper at California
Genealogy and History Archives
(http://www.calarchives4u.com/cemeteries/cem-index.htm) for
submitting 3,400 records with photos >from sections of Eden Memorial
Park, Temple Beth Israel, Home of Peace (LA), and Home of Peace (San
Diego) cemeteries. Eden Memorial photos were taken by Dr. William A.
Mann.
• Czeladz - Bedzin, Poland. Thanks to Jeff Cymbler for his
submission of over 3,200 records with 3,100 accompanying photos >from
this town's cemetery.
• Florida, USA.
Thanks to Susan Steinfeld, Cemetery Project Coordinator for
the Jewish Genealogy Society of Broward County, and her team for
their submission of more than 3,000 record and photos >from selected
sections in the Star of David Cemetery in Miami.
Thanks to Ina Getzoff, JOWBR Coordinator for the Jewish
Genealogical Society of Palm Beach County, for her submission of 150
new records and 450 photos >from the South Florida National Cemetery.
• Petach Tikvah / Segulah, Israel. Thanks to Gilda Kurtzman
for her ongoing record refinement and 3,000 new photos. In total,
JOWBR includes close to 60,000 records and 17,000 photos >from this
cemetery.
• Sighetu Marmatiei, Romania. Thanks to Vivian Kahn, H-SIG
Coordinator, for her first installment of 2,950 records >from the
Sighetu Marmatiei cemetery register. Additional records are being
worked on for the next update.
• Roman, Romania. Thanks to Claudia Greif and Rosanne Leeson
for 2,100 records >from the Roman cemetery register >from Roman in
the Moldavia region of Romania.
• El Paso, Texas, USA. Thanks to Sandy Aaronson for her work
to update and photograph B'nai Zion and Temple Mt. Sinai cemeteries
in El Paso. Sandy has added 450 records and 2,100 photos.
• Ferndale, Michigan, USA. Thanks to Stuart Farber for his
submission of 2,000 records >from the Beth Abraham Cemetery
Association in Ferndale, Michigan.
• St. Joseph, Missouri, USA. Thanks to Deena Sandusky for
submitting more than 1,700 records >from the Adath Joseph and Shaare
Sholem Roches cemeteries in St. Joseph, Missouri.
• Latvia / Lithuania / Ukraine. Thanks to Christine Usdine
for permitting JOWBR to include various Latvian, Lithuanian and
Ukrainian cemetery records and photos >from her site at
http://usdine.free.fr/
Translations of those stones were provided by Sarah Mages.
• St. Paul, Minnesota, USA. A special thanks to Eileen Wegge,
8th grade public school teacher who during her Holocaust history
curriculum coordinated a cemetery indexing project with her students
at Chesed Shel Emes Cemetery in St. Paul.
• Greensboro, North Carolina, USA. Thanks to Gene Baruch for
indexing and photographing 1,000 stones at the Greensboro Hebrew
Cemetery.
• South Carolina Cemeteries. Thanks to Ann Hellman,
president of the Jewish Historical Society of South Carolina
(http://www.jhssc.org/) for her most recent submission of 1,000
additional records >from various South Carolina cemeteries.
• Whether your name or records are listed above, we appreciate
all your submissions! Thank you to all the donors that submitted
information for this update.

We appreciate all the work our donors have done and
encourage you to make additional submissions. Whether you work on a
cemetery / cemetery section individually or consider a group project
for your local Society, temple or other group, it's your submissions
that help grow the JOWBR database and make it possible for
researchers and family members to find answers they otherwise might
not. Please also consider other organizations you may be affiliated
with that may already have done cemetery indexing that would consider
having their records included in the JOWBR database.

Nolan Altman
JewishGen VP for Data Acquisition
JOWBR -- Coordinator
NAltman@JewishGen.org
December 2010


BialyGen: Bialystok Region #Bialystok #Poland JOWBR Year-End Update #poland

Nolan Altman
 

JewishGen is very proud to announce its 2010 year-end update
to the JOWBR (JewishGen's Online Worldwide Burial Registry) Database.
The JOWBR Database can be accessed at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/
If you're a new user, we recommend that you take a look at the first
two explanatory screencasts at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/Screencasts/

This update is our largest to date and includes 170,000 new
records and 32,700 new photos. The database is adding 360 new
cemeteries along with updates or additions to an additional 213
cemeteries >from 21 countries. This brings JOWBR's holdings in
excess of 1.57 million records >from more than 3,050 cemeteries /
cemetery sections >from 47 countries!

Once again, you will see that the donors for this update
include a mix of individuals, Jewish genealogical societies,
historical societies and museums. We appreciate all our donor's
submissions and the transliteration work done by a faithful group
of JewishGen volunteers. Of particular note in this update are
the following additions:

• Lodz, Poland. Thanks to a dedicated team of data entry
and validation volunteers, we are adding approximately 39,000
records to those that went live in June. JOWBR now includes
approximately 50,000 records >from the "Organization of Former
Residents of Lodz in Israel" burial registers. The final set of
records for surnames starting with the letters K, P, R, and S will
be added in our next update. These records will also be added to
the JRI-Poland database.
• Melbourne, Australia. Thanks to the Melbourne Chevra
Kadisha which has submitted over 29,000 records >from 49 cemeteries
in Melbourne and surrounding towns. We are especially grateful to
the Chevra Kadisha since this is JOWBR's first significant data
collection >from Australia.
• Wisconsin, USA. Thanks to the Jewish Museum Milwaukee
(http://www.jewishmuseummilwaukee.org) for their submission of
approximately 27,000 records >from 50 cemeteries throughout Wisconsin.
• South Africa. Thanks to Stan Hart for his work to submit
close to 17,000 records >from over 135 cemeteries throughout South
Africa. Stan hopes to add photos to these records in future JOWBR
updates.
• Virginia / Maryland, USA. Thanks to the Jewish Genealogy
Society of Greater Washington, Inc. (DC) and a team of volunteers
coordinated by Marlene Bishow, Ernie Fine and Harvey Kabaker for
their submission of 5,000 records and 4,800 photos >from Arlington
National Cemetery and more than 1,500 records >from the B'nai Israel
Congregation Cemetery in Oxon Hill, Maryland.
• Ontario, Canada. Thanks to Allen Halberstadt, lead
contributor to the Jewish Genealogical Society of Canada, Toronto'
Cemetery Project, for submitting and updating approximately 120
cemeteries with 5,000 records >from Bathurst Memorial, Lambton Mills,
and Mount Sinai cemeteries. In addition to the records, over 4,000
photos >from Dawes Road Cemetery are included in this update thanks
to the efforts of Robert Lubinski.
• Georgia, USA. Thanks to Ruth Einstein, Special Projects
Coordinator for The Breman Jewish Heritage & Holocaust Museum in
Atlanta, Georgia for her submission of 4,000 new and updated records
from 17 Atlanta area cemeteries.
• California, USA. Thanks to Peggy Hooper at California
Genealogy and History Archives
(http://www.calarchives4u.com/cemeteries/cem-index.htm) for
submitting 3,400 records with photos >from sections of Eden Memorial
Park, Temple Beth Israel, Home of Peace (LA), and Home of Peace (San
Diego) cemeteries. Eden Memorial photos were taken by Dr. William A.
Mann.
• Czeladz - Bedzin, Poland. Thanks to Jeff Cymbler for his
submission of over 3,200 records with 3,100 accompanying photos >from
this town's cemetery.
• Florida, USA.
Thanks to Susan Steinfeld, Cemetery Project Coordinator for
the Jewish Genealogy Society of Broward County, and her team for
their submission of more than 3,000 record and photos >from selected
sections in the Star of David Cemetery in Miami.
Thanks to Ina Getzoff, JOWBR Coordinator for the Jewish
Genealogical Society of Palm Beach County, for her submission of 150
new records and 450 photos >from the South Florida National Cemetery.
• Petach Tikvah / Segulah, Israel. Thanks to Gilda Kurtzman
for her ongoing record refinement and 3,000 new photos. In total,
JOWBR includes close to 60,000 records and 17,000 photos >from this
cemetery.
• Sighetu Marmatiei, Romania. Thanks to Vivian Kahn, H-SIG
Coordinator, for her first installment of 2,950 records >from the
Sighetu Marmatiei cemetery register. Additional records are being
worked on for the next update.
• Roman, Romania. Thanks to Claudia Greif and Rosanne Leeson
for 2,100 records >from the Roman cemetery register >from Roman in
the Moldavia region of Romania.
• El Paso, Texas, USA. Thanks to Sandy Aaronson for her work
to update and photograph B'nai Zion and Temple Mt. Sinai cemeteries
in El Paso. Sandy has added 450 records and 2,100 photos.
• Ferndale, Michigan, USA. Thanks to Stuart Farber for his
submission of 2,000 records >from the Beth Abraham Cemetery
Association in Ferndale, Michigan.
• St. Joseph, Missouri, USA. Thanks to Deena Sandusky for
submitting more than 1,700 records >from the Adath Joseph and Shaare
Sholem Roches cemeteries in St. Joseph, Missouri.
• Latvia / Lithuania / Ukraine. Thanks to Christine Usdine
for permitting JOWBR to include various Latvian, Lithuanian and
Ukrainian cemetery records and photos >from her site at
http://usdine.free.fr/
Translations of those stones were provided by Sarah Mages.
• St. Paul, Minnesota, USA. A special thanks to Eileen Wegge,
8th grade public school teacher who during her Holocaust history
curriculum coordinated a cemetery indexing project with her students
at Chesed Shel Emes Cemetery in St. Paul.
• Greensboro, North Carolina, USA. Thanks to Gene Baruch for
indexing and photographing 1,000 stones at the Greensboro Hebrew
Cemetery.
• South Carolina Cemeteries. Thanks to Ann Hellman,
president of the Jewish Historical Society of South Carolina
(http://www.jhssc.org/) for her most recent submission of 1,000
additional records >from various South Carolina cemeteries.
• Whether your name or records are listed above, we appreciate
all your submissions! Thank you to all the donors that submitted
information for this update.

We appreciate all the work our donors have done and
encourage you to make additional submissions. Whether you work on a
cemetery / cemetery section individually or consider a group project
for your local Society, temple or other group, it's your submissions
that help grow the JOWBR database and make it possible for
researchers and family members to find answers they otherwise might
not. Please also consider other organizations you may be affiliated
with that may already have done cemetery indexing that would consider
having their records included in the JOWBR database.

Nolan Altman
JewishGen VP for Data Acquisition
JOWBR -- Coordinator
NAltman@JewishGen.org
December 2010


THANKS Re: Family Tree on Viewmate 17551 SCHONFELD/EITIG/BRESLAUER/BADT #germany

Jeni ArmandezZiara <jeni.armandez@...>
 

Happy New Year!
I would like to thank the many kind people that assisted me in figuring out my
complicated family tree that is on Viewmate 17551. I have what appears to be a
complete tree based on the image. If anyone is interested in knowing the
information, please contact me privately. Thank you again,

Jeni A Altit, Tampa, Florida <jeni.armandez@yahoo.com>


German SIG #Germany THANKS Re: Family Tree on Viewmate 17551 SCHONFELD/EITIG/BRESLAUER/BADT #germany

Jeni ArmandezZiara <jeni.armandez@...>
 

Happy New Year!
I would like to thank the many kind people that assisted me in figuring out my
complicated family tree that is on Viewmate 17551. I have what appears to be a
complete tree based on the image. If anyone is interested in knowing the
information, please contact me privately. Thank you again,

Jeni A Altit, Tampa, Florida <jeni.armandez@yahoo.com>


Passing X-chromosome #dna

Gary Mokotoff <mokotoff@...>
 

A mother passes one of her two X chromosomes to her sons. She got one of
these two chromosomes >from her father and the other >from her mother.

Which of the two X chromosomes did she pass on to her sons? Her mother's?
Her father's? Or is it random?

Gary Mokotoff


Re: R. Naftali KATZ #rabbinic

Rosalind
 

There is some"talk" that our earliest known ancestor Rav Meir HaKohen Katz
(Linkuva Rabbi ) was descended >from Rav Naftali Katz.
His eldest known son was born about 1808 and he and his wife had the last
child (I think) in 1843.
Could your Meir Katz be his GF.?
Do you know of descendants of your Meir Katz?
Thank you in anticipation
Ros Romem
jerusalem

----- Original Message -----
From: "Steven D. Bloom" <sbloom@hsc.edu>
Date: Fri, 31 Dec 2010 14:57:43 -0500

I noticed that some time ago, Mel Werbach and Yoni Ben-Ari (and
others) posted that they had done some significant research regarding
descendants of
Naftali Katz.

I am interested in this family.

I do not descend >from him, but I am interested in the Gliksman family
that generated both Baruch Bendet Gliksman, Phineas Zelig Gliksman, and
some others. It looks as if one of the early male ancestors of this
family, Jacob Gliksman, married a woman named Glika (perhaps the
origin of the surname? I do not know). She is said to have been one of
eight daughters >from Kolo, and a granddaughter of Naftali Katz [see note
below --Mod.]. She probably died a bit before 1820.

Jacob was born around 1748, and I assume Glika was about the same age .
Therefore, any grandfather (if that is indeed literally correct --
sometimes "neched" is used figuratively) would likely have been born not
much later than 1700, and probably no earlier than 1650. I hope that
makes sense for R. Katz.

Anyway, I would appreciate it if Mel and Yoni could be in touch, as
well as any others who would like to discuss these details with me.

Thank you.

Steve Bloom
Central Virginia

Note [added later by Steve Bloom]: It is actually her father, Meir
(likely born c. 1720) , who was the grandchild of Naftali Katz (birth
date is given differently in different sources, but seems to be c. 1655).
That birth date seems to be consistent for someone his supposedly the gf
of someone born around 1720. I do not know if Katz was Meir's paternal or
maternal grandfather.


DNA Research #DNA Passing X-chromosome #dna

Gary Mokotoff <mokotoff@...>
 

A mother passes one of her two X chromosomes to her sons. She got one of
these two chromosomes >from her father and the other >from her mother.

Which of the two X chromosomes did she pass on to her sons? Her mother's?
Her father's? Or is it random?

Gary Mokotoff


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Re: R. Naftali KATZ #rabbinic

Rosalind
 

There is some"talk" that our earliest known ancestor Rav Meir HaKohen Katz
(Linkuva Rabbi ) was descended >from Rav Naftali Katz.
His eldest known son was born about 1808 and he and his wife had the last
child (I think) in 1843.
Could your Meir Katz be his GF.?
Do you know of descendants of your Meir Katz?
Thank you in anticipation
Ros Romem
jerusalem

----- Original Message -----
From: "Steven D. Bloom" <sbloom@hsc.edu>
Date: Fri, 31 Dec 2010 14:57:43 -0500

I noticed that some time ago, Mel Werbach and Yoni Ben-Ari (and
others) posted that they had done some significant research regarding
descendants of
Naftali Katz.

I am interested in this family.

I do not descend >from him, but I am interested in the Gliksman family
that generated both Baruch Bendet Gliksman, Phineas Zelig Gliksman, and
some others. It looks as if one of the early male ancestors of this
family, Jacob Gliksman, married a woman named Glika (perhaps the
origin of the surname? I do not know). She is said to have been one of
eight daughters >from Kolo, and a granddaughter of Naftali Katz [see note
below --Mod.]. She probably died a bit before 1820.

Jacob was born around 1748, and I assume Glika was about the same age .
Therefore, any grandfather (if that is indeed literally correct --
sometimes "neched" is used figuratively) would likely have been born not
much later than 1700, and probably no earlier than 1650. I hope that
makes sense for R. Katz.

Anyway, I would appreciate it if Mel and Yoni could be in touch, as
well as any others who would like to discuss these details with me.

Thank you.

Steve Bloom
Central Virginia

Note [added later by Steve Bloom]: It is actually her father, Meir
(likely born c. 1720) , who was the grandchild of Naftali Katz (birth
date is given differently in different sources, but seems to be c. 1655).
That birth date seems to be consistent for someone his supposedly the gf
of someone born around 1720. I do not know if Katz was Meir's paternal or
maternal grandfather.


looking for descendents #galicia

Phyllis Kramer
 

Gideon Goldstein said he is trying to locate descendents....let
me suggest a methodology.

For DINTER, I went to the ancestry.com card catalog and
queried the 1942 draft; then I put in the name DINTER. Found
a Louis Dinter, living in Brooklyn, >from Belz, Austria. In
addition a Mr. David Dinter was named.
Step 2 I would comb the 1930 census.
Step 3 I would try the SSDI and see if i could get any pertinent
death indexes >from Italiangen.
Step 4: I would try the various name searches, using Steve
Morse's queries or go to www.pipl.com, intelius.com etc.
With surnames that are not very common, this approach often
yields descendents.

Good luck with your search...

Phyllis
V.P.Education, JewishGen Inc:
www.jewishgen.org/education
family web site: www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/krosno/kramer.htm


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia looking for descendents #galicia

Phyllis Kramer
 

Gideon Goldstein said he is trying to locate descendents....let
me suggest a methodology.

For DINTER, I went to the ancestry.com card catalog and
queried the 1942 draft; then I put in the name DINTER. Found
a Louis Dinter, living in Brooklyn, >from Belz, Austria. In
addition a Mr. David Dinter was named.
Step 2 I would comb the 1930 census.
Step 3 I would try the SSDI and see if i could get any pertinent
death indexes >from Italiangen.
Step 4: I would try the various name searches, using Steve
Morse's queries or go to www.pipl.com, intelius.com etc.
With surnames that are not very common, this approach often
yields descendents.

Good luck with your search...

Phyllis
V.P.Education, JewishGen Inc:
www.jewishgen.org/education
family web site: www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/krosno/kramer.htm


2011 Gesher Galicia Renewal Reminder! February "Galitzianer" sneak preview! #galicia

Pamela Weisberger
 

Dear Galitzianers....young and old, near and far...

It's time to ring in the new year by renewing your Gesher Galicia
membership for 2011 if you haven't done so already.

Membership renewal letters were sent out many weeks ago, so if
you forgot to renew or can't find the letter, you can renew online
and/or find instructions on mail renewal by clicking this link:

http://www.jewishgen.org/galicia/join_gg.html

For Galitzianers who are new to this discussion group, perhaps
you don't realize that Gesher Galicia is dues-paying organization.
While subscribing to this list-serve is free, if you choose to join
us your dues entitle you to receive our scholarly quarterly
journal, "The Galitzianer" - available via electronic or paper
subscription. Your dues also support our research projects,
regional meetings and IAJGS conference programming. This year
they will also support the re-design of our website, with an
upcoming "members only" section, which will entitle you to
access images of maps and land records and new indexes.

In 2011 we will also be launching our online "Gesher Galicia
Family Finder" so you can search for other members researching
towns and surnames shared with you, with the ability to update
your information on a constant basis. There will also be a variety
of special "member only" features available in the coming year,
so don't delay to renew, re-join (if you've let your membership
lapse) or re-energize your Galician research.

Here is a preview of articles in the February 2011 issue of "The
Galitzianer" which is one of our primary membership benefits
and cannot be purchased separately:

"Debica Industrial Permits, Part 2,"
Stanley Diamond and Eden Joachim, JRI-Poland

"Galician Census Status Report," Alan Weiser

"My Life Changed Forever," Felicia Graber

"Avraham Akselrad," William Leibner

"Finding Family All Over the World," Helene Dessort

"DNA Tests in the Search for Common Ancestors: Follow-up,"
Edward Gelles

"The Search for a Survivor: Method to the Madness," Ann Harris

"Return to Our Roots," Harold M. Halpern

"A tour of Jewish Krakow: Past, Present and Future,"
Pamela Weisberger

"The 100th Anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire"

"Town and Regional Research Group Reports"

"Cadastral Map & Landowner Records Project Inventory Update"

And please consider adding an extra donation to help our
research efforts when you renew. Gesher Galicia is a 501 (c) 3
non-profit organization and all contributions are tax deductible
in the United States.

If you have questions about Gesher Galicia or research projects,
please contact me. (Please note that our newly-acquired images,
and updated inventory, >from Phase Four will be available very
shortly. An announcement will be made within the next week!)

If you have specific membership questions, however, please
contact our member chair, Leon Gold:ljgold1@verizon.net.

Pamela Weisberger
President, Gesher Galicia
pweisberger@gmail.com


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia 2011 Gesher Galicia Renewal Reminder! February "Galitzianer" sneak preview! #galicia

Pamela Weisberger
 

Dear Galitzianers....young and old, near and far...

It's time to ring in the new year by renewing your Gesher Galicia
membership for 2011 if you haven't done so already.

Membership renewal letters were sent out many weeks ago, so if
you forgot to renew or can't find the letter, you can renew online
and/or find instructions on mail renewal by clicking this link:

http://www.jewishgen.org/galicia/join_gg.html

For Galitzianers who are new to this discussion group, perhaps
you don't realize that Gesher Galicia is dues-paying organization.
While subscribing to this list-serve is free, if you choose to join
us your dues entitle you to receive our scholarly quarterly
journal, "The Galitzianer" - available via electronic or paper
subscription. Your dues also support our research projects,
regional meetings and IAJGS conference programming. This year
they will also support the re-design of our website, with an
upcoming "members only" section, which will entitle you to
access images of maps and land records and new indexes.

In 2011 we will also be launching our online "Gesher Galicia
Family Finder" so you can search for other members researching
towns and surnames shared with you, with the ability to update
your information on a constant basis. There will also be a variety
of special "member only" features available in the coming year,
so don't delay to renew, re-join (if you've let your membership
lapse) or re-energize your Galician research.

Here is a preview of articles in the February 2011 issue of "The
Galitzianer" which is one of our primary membership benefits
and cannot be purchased separately:

"Debica Industrial Permits, Part 2,"
Stanley Diamond and Eden Joachim, JRI-Poland

"Galician Census Status Report," Alan Weiser

"My Life Changed Forever," Felicia Graber

"Avraham Akselrad," William Leibner

"Finding Family All Over the World," Helene Dessort

"DNA Tests in the Search for Common Ancestors: Follow-up,"
Edward Gelles

"The Search for a Survivor: Method to the Madness," Ann Harris

"Return to Our Roots," Harold M. Halpern

"A tour of Jewish Krakow: Past, Present and Future,"
Pamela Weisberger

"The 100th Anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire"

"Town and Regional Research Group Reports"

"Cadastral Map & Landowner Records Project Inventory Update"

And please consider adding an extra donation to help our
research efforts when you renew. Gesher Galicia is a 501 (c) 3
non-profit organization and all contributions are tax deductible
in the United States.

If you have questions about Gesher Galicia or research projects,
please contact me. (Please note that our newly-acquired images,
and updated inventory, >from Phase Four will be available very
shortly. An announcement will be made within the next week!)

If you have specific membership questions, however, please
contact our member chair, Leon Gold:ljgold1@verizon.net.

Pamela Weisberger
President, Gesher Galicia
pweisberger@gmail.com


Thanks and some interesting reading #general

Edwin Parks <edwin.parks@...>
 

Hi everyone. At the start of another year of research I just wanted to thank
all the people who have helped me so much to discover more about Jewish
soldiers serving in the British army in WW1 and WW2. The two links that
follow will take you to a couple of fascinating stories which Jewishgeners
have helped uncover. To read them you will need to sign on the British
Medals Forum but it only takes a moment and you may well find it helpful in
your own research projects; these are great stories of great Jewish warriors
- please read them and remember them that ay they live forever:

http://www.britishmedalforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=187&t=62289
http://www.britishmedalforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=187&t=57319

Have a great new year in 2011

Eddie Parks

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JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Thanks and some interesting reading #general

Edwin Parks <edwin.parks@...>
 

Hi everyone. At the start of another year of research I just wanted to thank
all the people who have helped me so much to discover more about Jewish
soldiers serving in the British army in WW1 and WW2. The two links that
follow will take you to a couple of fascinating stories which Jewishgeners
have helped uncover. To read them you will need to sign on the British
Medals Forum but it only takes a moment and you may well find it helpful in
your own research projects; these are great stories of great Jewish warriors
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Old Cemetery...continued #lodz #poland

Sharon Klein <taxtroll@...>
 

OK, now I'm confused about the purification boards. The JOWBR
describes this database as being created >from the purification
boards >from the Old Cemetery and they provide this link,
http://www.zchor.org/lodz/boards.htm , as a source for more
information. This webpage also describes the purification boards as
being >from the Old Cemetery.

Two fellow researchers checked the Hebrew section of the 1938
book for me and did not find the listing for Lajzer SZMAJDER. If this
is actually my ggf's brother and he is buried in the Old Cemetery he
would have been among the last burials in the Old Cemetery
because he died in the early 1920s. Another link I found about the
Old Cemetery indicates that even though it was officially closed in
1892 there were still burials until 1922.

Sharon Klein
Johns Creek, GA


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Subject: Re: Old Jewish Cemetery
From: "Joe Ross" <joeross1220@comcast.net>
Date: Fri, 31 Dec 2010 18:37:17 -0500
X-Message-Number: 1

Portions of the 1938 book referring to burials in the Old
Cemetery (1811 to 1892) were indexed and placed onto the
JRI-Poland database some time ago.

However, the names listed on the Purification Boards refer to
burials in the New Jewish Cemetery, which opened in 1892. If
the name is not otherwise in the JRI-Poland, it is likely
because the death occurred after 1905, which is the last year
of death registrations for Lodz that are available.

Joe Ross

Sharon Klein <taxtroll@aol.com> wrote:

I've been trying to figure out if there is an online database
created >from the Hebrew section of the 1938 book about the
Old Cemetery. I found a 2001 reference that this was in the
works but I can't seem to find it. I found a listing for a Lajzer
SZMAJDER (likely SZNAJDER) in the JOWBR as a name listed on
the boards in the purification room of the Old Cemetery. My
understanding is that this 1938 book includes date of death,
patronymic, etc. and I need this information confirm that
this Lajzer is actually my great-grandfather's brother.


Lodz Area Research Group #Lodz #Poland Old Cemetery...continued #poland #lodz

Sharon Klein <taxtroll@...>
 

OK, now I'm confused about the purification boards. The JOWBR
describes this database as being created >from the purification
boards >from the Old Cemetery and they provide this link,
http://www.zchor.org/lodz/boards.htm , as a source for more
information. This webpage also describes the purification boards as
being >from the Old Cemetery.

Two fellow researchers checked the Hebrew section of the 1938
book for me and did not find the listing for Lajzer SZMAJDER. If this
is actually my ggf's brother and he is buried in the Old Cemetery he
would have been among the last burials in the Old Cemetery
because he died in the early 1920s. Another link I found about the
Old Cemetery indicates that even though it was officially closed in
1892 there were still burials until 1922.

Sharon Klein
Johns Creek, GA


----------------------------------------------------------------------

Subject: Re: Old Jewish Cemetery
From: "Joe Ross" <joeross1220@comcast.net>
Date: Fri, 31 Dec 2010 18:37:17 -0500
X-Message-Number: 1

Portions of the 1938 book referring to burials in the Old
Cemetery (1811 to 1892) were indexed and placed onto the
JRI-Poland database some time ago.

However, the names listed on the Purification Boards refer to
burials in the New Jewish Cemetery, which opened in 1892. If
the name is not otherwise in the JRI-Poland, it is likely
because the death occurred after 1905, which is the last year
of death registrations for Lodz that are available.

Joe Ross

Sharon Klein <taxtroll@aol.com> wrote:

I've been trying to figure out if there is an online database
created >from the Hebrew section of the 1938 book about the
Old Cemetery. I found a 2001 reference that this was in the
works but I can't seem to find it. I found a listing for a Lajzer
SZMAJDER (likely SZNAJDER) in the JOWBR as a name listed on
the boards in the purification room of the Old Cemetery. My
understanding is that this 1938 book includes date of death,
patronymic, etc. and I need this information confirm that
this Lajzer is actually my great-grandfather's brother.


Re: Old Jewish Cemetery #lodz #poland

Donald & Sandra Hirschhorn <sdh2381@...>
 

Are there plans to make deaths in Lodz after 1905 available? My
grandfather Moszek vel Mojzesz Litwin died in either 1906 or 1907
in Lodz as best as I can determine.

Thank you.

Sandra Hirschhorn
Monroe Township, NJ
Researching: LITWIN, Lodz; BRUMER, Bialystok; KARPAY (KARPAI),
Minsk, Belarus; RAFALCHIK, Berezino, Belarus

Joe Ross <joeross1220@comcast.net> wrote:

Portions of the 1938 book referring to burials in the Old Cemetery (1811
to 1892) were indexed and placed onto the JRI-Poland database some time
ago.

However, the names listed on the Purification Boards refer to burials in
the New Jewish Cemetery, which opened in 1892. If
the name is not otherwise in the JRI-Poland, it is likely because the
death occurred after 1905, which is the last year
of death registrations for Lodz that are available.


Lodz Area Research Group #Lodz #Poland Re: Re:Old Jewish Cemetery #lodz #poland

Donald & Sandra Hirschhorn <sdh2381@...>
 

Are there plans to make deaths in Lodz after 1905 available? My
grandfather Moszek vel Mojzesz Litwin died in either 1906 or 1907
in Lodz as best as I can determine.

Thank you.

Sandra Hirschhorn
Monroe Township, NJ
Researching: LITWIN, Lodz; BRUMER, Bialystok; KARPAY (KARPAI),
Minsk, Belarus; RAFALCHIK, Berezino, Belarus

Joe Ross <joeross1220@comcast.net> wrote:

Portions of the 1938 book referring to burials in the Old Cemetery (1811
to 1892) were indexed and placed onto the JRI-Poland database some time
ago.

However, the names listed on the Purification Boards refer to burials in
the New Jewish Cemetery, which opened in 1892. If
the name is not otherwise in the JRI-Poland, it is likely because the
death occurred after 1905, which is the last year
of death registrations for Lodz that are available.


JOWBR; Lodz New Jewish Cemetery #poland

Ellen Mains <dranyen@...>
 

This is a late reply (due to technical problems) partly to
questions raised by Zev Scarson a few days ago, which might
also be of interest to others.

Concerning the new Jewish cemetery, I was notified about a
month ago by the Foundation for preserving the memory of the
Lodz Jews (Fundacja Monumentum Iudaicum Lodzense) about
the cemetery's new website. It is www.JewishLodzCemetery.org.
The website is in Polish but it is simple to get an idea of what's
there. "Plan" is Polish for "Map" and if you click on it you can
see a diagram of the cemetery and a key with 4 colors. >from
my limited Polish, the blue areas are male, the pink are female,
the green are children, and the orange are mixed. The Roman
numerals are also listed in these colored blocks, so one can get
an idea of the specific location.

Having been to the cemetery and had some contact with this
Foundation (which tries to fund the care of the cemetery), I can
say it would be extremely unlikely for them, at least at this time,
to be able to provide images of inscriptions or any other such
personalized help. They were badly in need of funds simply to
maintain and help prevent further deterioration (due to
moisture, plant overgrowth, etc.) to what exists and asked me
to spread his message. It was also rare, if not impossible, to
communicate in English, as the Director speaks no English and
may or may not have someone available to translate.


When I travel there again, I would consider the possibility of
trying to locate and photograph a few headstones, as my
grandfather is buried there. (Since I don't read Hebrew or
Yiddish, I will need to find someone in Poland who can
accompany me -- it will take some work but is not impossble.)

Ellen Mains
Boulder, Colorado
(Researching Lask, Goldblum, Altman, Angelchik, Zloczewska
in this area)


JRI Poland #Poland JOWBR; Lodz New Jewish Cemetery #poland

Ellen Mains <dranyen@...>
 

This is a late reply (due to technical problems) partly to
questions raised by Zev Scarson a few days ago, which might
also be of interest to others.

Concerning the new Jewish cemetery, I was notified about a
month ago by the Foundation for preserving the memory of the
Lodz Jews (Fundacja Monumentum Iudaicum Lodzense) about
the cemetery's new website. It is www.JewishLodzCemetery.org.
The website is in Polish but it is simple to get an idea of what's
there. "Plan" is Polish for "Map" and if you click on it you can
see a diagram of the cemetery and a key with 4 colors. >from
my limited Polish, the blue areas are male, the pink are female,
the green are children, and the orange are mixed. The Roman
numerals are also listed in these colored blocks, so one can get
an idea of the specific location.

Having been to the cemetery and had some contact with this
Foundation (which tries to fund the care of the cemetery), I can
say it would be extremely unlikely for them, at least at this time,
to be able to provide images of inscriptions or any other such
personalized help. They were badly in need of funds simply to
maintain and help prevent further deterioration (due to
moisture, plant overgrowth, etc.) to what exists and asked me
to spread his message. It was also rare, if not impossible, to
communicate in English, as the Director speaks no English and
may or may not have someone available to translate.


When I travel there again, I would consider the possibility of
trying to locate and photograph a few headstones, as my
grandfather is buried there. (Since I don't read Hebrew or
Yiddish, I will need to find someone in Poland who can
accompany me -- it will take some work but is not impossble.)

Ellen Mains
Boulder, Colorado
(Researching Lask, Goldblum, Altman, Angelchik, Zloczewska
in this area)

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