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Grand Duchy Project Program in Los Angeles April 24 #poland

Bobby Furst <bobby1st@...>
 

JRI-Poland researchers in the Los Angeles Area are invited to the
JGSLA meeting April 24th at the Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N.
Sepulveda Blvd.

David and Sonia Hoffman will be speaking on the "Grand Duchy Project:
Finding Families in 18th Century Records in Belarus, Lithuania,
Poland and Ukraine."

80% of today's Jews have ancestors who lived in the Polish-Lithuanian
Commonwealth. The Hoffmans are translating and analyzing thousands of
pages of census-tax records >from the latter half of the 18th century,
for the areas which are now in Belarus, Lithuania, and parts of
Poland and Ukraine. This type of record was created for all of the
Kingdom of Poland and the Grand Duchy of Lithuania. They will
describe information found in these records about communities
(kahals) and families, and present the historical context for these
findings. They will demonstrate how researchers have identified their
families in these records, though they did not yet have surnames, and
will show examples of other types of 17th and 18th Century records
that are available in archives.

Some of the towns that are in Poland today for which the GDL Project
already has 18th c. records are: Biala, Janowa Podlaski, Koden,
Lomazy, Piszczac, Pratulin, Slawatycze, Wisznice, Wlodawa, Wohyn,
Dambrowa, Filipow, Korycin, Krasnopol, Krynki, Kuznica, Lipsk,
Przerosl, Raczki, Sejny, Suchowola, Sztabin, Wasilkow, Zabludow.
For more information, visit www.jewishfamilyhistory.org

David B. Hoffman, Ph.D., is the President of the Jewish Family
History Foundation and serves on the Board of the JGSLA. He co-
founded and is the past-president of the LitvakSIG. Sonia Hoffman
is President of the JGS Los Angeles and coordinates the Grand Duchy
Project of the Jewish Family History Foundation. She served as
coordinator of the Bialystok Shtetl CO-OP for JRI-Poland. They have
published numerous articles in Avotaynu and Roots-Key, and have
spoken at five IAJGS annual conferences and for many other societies.

This program will begin at 7:30 p.m., following a pre-meeting program
on research in the United Kingdom (7:00 p.m.) There is a $5.00 charge
for guests, which can be applied toward annual membership in JGSLA.

Bobby Furst, Membership Vice President, JGSLA
Visit www.jgsla.org for more information and directions.


JRI Poland #Poland Grand Duchy Project Program in Los Angeles April 24 #poland

Bobby Furst <bobby1st@...>
 

JRI-Poland researchers in the Los Angeles Area are invited to the
JGSLA meeting April 24th at the Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N.
Sepulveda Blvd.

David and Sonia Hoffman will be speaking on the "Grand Duchy Project:
Finding Families in 18th Century Records in Belarus, Lithuania,
Poland and Ukraine."

80% of today's Jews have ancestors who lived in the Polish-Lithuanian
Commonwealth. The Hoffmans are translating and analyzing thousands of
pages of census-tax records >from the latter half of the 18th century,
for the areas which are now in Belarus, Lithuania, and parts of
Poland and Ukraine. This type of record was created for all of the
Kingdom of Poland and the Grand Duchy of Lithuania. They will
describe information found in these records about communities
(kahals) and families, and present the historical context for these
findings. They will demonstrate how researchers have identified their
families in these records, though they did not yet have surnames, and
will show examples of other types of 17th and 18th Century records
that are available in archives.

Some of the towns that are in Poland today for which the GDL Project
already has 18th c. records are: Biala, Janowa Podlaski, Koden,
Lomazy, Piszczac, Pratulin, Slawatycze, Wisznice, Wlodawa, Wohyn,
Dambrowa, Filipow, Korycin, Krasnopol, Krynki, Kuznica, Lipsk,
Przerosl, Raczki, Sejny, Suchowola, Sztabin, Wasilkow, Zabludow.
For more information, visit www.jewishfamilyhistory.org

David B. Hoffman, Ph.D., is the President of the Jewish Family
History Foundation and serves on the Board of the JGSLA. He co-
founded and is the past-president of the LitvakSIG. Sonia Hoffman
is President of the JGS Los Angeles and coordinates the Grand Duchy
Project of the Jewish Family History Foundation. She served as
coordinator of the Bialystok Shtetl CO-OP for JRI-Poland. They have
published numerous articles in Avotaynu and Roots-Key, and have
spoken at five IAJGS annual conferences and for many other societies.

This program will begin at 7:30 p.m., following a pre-meeting program
on research in the United Kingdom (7:00 p.m.) There is a $5.00 charge
for guests, which can be applied toward annual membership in JGSLA.

Bobby Furst, Membership Vice President, JGSLA
Visit www.jgsla.org for more information and directions.


Re: EICHEL & GROSS ancestors & descendants - SITE CITE #germany

Fran Luebke <franluebke@...>
 

In response to this inquiry, there is an Otto EICHEL listed in the Death and
Burial Index assembled by Penny Deshur, former President of the WI
Jewish Genealogical Society.

The only EICHEL name listed, Otto EICHEL, died in March, 1946 and is buried in
Spring Hill Cemetery. No Schildknecht names are listed in any of the databases.

Records include death notices >from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and the
Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle as well as cemetery records and census of Jewish
cemeteries in the Milwaukee and surrounding areas. She was aided by members
of the Wisconsin Jewish Genealogical Society.

A database of these records, as well as other indexes and some marriage records
are all searchable on the Milwaukee Jewish Historical Society website.

The URL is:

http://milwaukeejewishhistorical.com/index.htm

These are excellent resources for genealogists researching
Milwaukee and the surrounding areas. Do not be deterred by
the login and password request, just click on "cancel" and
you will access the databases.

Fran Luebke franluebke@... Brookfield, WI


German SIG #Germany RE:EICHEL & GROSS ancestors & descendants - SITE CITE #germany

Fran Luebke <franluebke@...>
 

In response to this inquiry, there is an Otto EICHEL listed in the Death and
Burial Index assembled by Penny Deshur, former President of the WI
Jewish Genealogical Society.

The only EICHEL name listed, Otto EICHEL, died in March, 1946 and is buried in
Spring Hill Cemetery. No Schildknecht names are listed in any of the databases.

Records include death notices >from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and the
Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle as well as cemetery records and census of Jewish
cemeteries in the Milwaukee and surrounding areas. She was aided by members
of the Wisconsin Jewish Genealogical Society.

A database of these records, as well as other indexes and some marriage records
are all searchable on the Milwaukee Jewish Historical Society website.

The URL is:

http://milwaukeejewishhistorical.com/index.htm

These are excellent resources for genealogists researching
Milwaukee and the surrounding areas. Do not be deterred by
the login and password request, just click on "cancel" and
you will access the databases.

Fran Luebke franluebke@... Brookfield, WI


Grand Duchy Project Program in Los Angeles April 24 #ukraine

Marion5301@...
 

Subject: Grand Duchy Project Program in Los Angeles April 24

Ukraine researchers in the Los Angeles Area are invited to the JGSLA meeting
April 24th at the Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd.
David and Sonia Hoffman will be speaking on the "Grand Duchy Project:
Finding Families in 18th Century Records in Belarus, Lithuania, Poland and Ukraine."

80% of today's Jews have ancestors who lived in the Polish-Lithuanian
Commonwealth. The Hoffmans are translating and analyzing thousands of pages of
census-tax records >from the latter half of the 18th century, for the areas which
are now in Belarus, Lithuania, and parts of Poland and Ukraine. They will
describe information found in these records about communities (kahals) and
families, and present the historical context for these findings. They will
demonstrate how researchers have identified their families in these records, though
they did not yet have surnames, and will show examples of other types of 17th
and 18th Century records that are available in archives.

The records include a small part of northern Ukraine but the historical
background, methodology and type of record applies to Ukraine in general;
finding which archives these records are in, and obtaining them is part of the
future plans for this project.

For more information, visit www.jewishfamilyhistory.org

David B. Hoffman, Ph.D., is the President of the Jewish Family History
Foundation and serves on the Board of the JGSLA. He co-founded and is the
past-president of the LitvakSIG. Sonia Hoffman is President of the JGS Los Angeles
and coordinates the Grand Duchy Project of the Jewish Family History
Foundation. She served as coordinator of the Bialystok Shtetl CO-OP for JRI-Poland.
They have published numerous articles in Avotaynu and Roots-Key, and have spoken
at five IAJGS annual conferences and for many other societies.

This program will begin at 7:30 p.m., following a pre-meeting program on
research in the United Kingdom (7:00 p.m.) There is a $5.00 charge for guests,
which can be applied toward annual membership in JGSLA.

Visit www.jgsla.org for more information and directions.

Marion Diamond, JGSLA Board of Directors


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Grand Duchy Project Program in Los Angeles April 24 #ukraine

Marion5301@...
 

Subject: Grand Duchy Project Program in Los Angeles April 24

Ukraine researchers in the Los Angeles Area are invited to the JGSLA meeting
April 24th at the Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd.
David and Sonia Hoffman will be speaking on the "Grand Duchy Project:
Finding Families in 18th Century Records in Belarus, Lithuania, Poland and Ukraine."

80% of today's Jews have ancestors who lived in the Polish-Lithuanian
Commonwealth. The Hoffmans are translating and analyzing thousands of pages of
census-tax records >from the latter half of the 18th century, for the areas which
are now in Belarus, Lithuania, and parts of Poland and Ukraine. They will
describe information found in these records about communities (kahals) and
families, and present the historical context for these findings. They will
demonstrate how researchers have identified their families in these records, though
they did not yet have surnames, and will show examples of other types of 17th
and 18th Century records that are available in archives.

The records include a small part of northern Ukraine but the historical
background, methodology and type of record applies to Ukraine in general;
finding which archives these records are in, and obtaining them is part of the
future plans for this project.

For more information, visit www.jewishfamilyhistory.org

David B. Hoffman, Ph.D., is the President of the Jewish Family History
Foundation and serves on the Board of the JGSLA. He co-founded and is the
past-president of the LitvakSIG. Sonia Hoffman is President of the JGS Los Angeles
and coordinates the Grand Duchy Project of the Jewish Family History
Foundation. She served as coordinator of the Bialystok Shtetl CO-OP for JRI-Poland.
They have published numerous articles in Avotaynu and Roots-Key, and have spoken
at five IAJGS annual conferences and for many other societies.

This program will begin at 7:30 p.m., following a pre-meeting program on
research in the United Kingdom (7:00 p.m.) There is a $5.00 charge for guests,
which can be applied toward annual membership in JGSLA.

Visit www.jgsla.org for more information and directions.

Marion Diamond, JGSLA Board of Directors


Uhersky Brod Cemetery Web Site #austria-czech

meretz
 

As my paternal family MAERZ originates >from Uhersky Brod, I have been using
the local cemetery's web site (http://www.uh.brod.cz/kever) for a long time.
Today I again tried, but it did not open any more. Does anybody happen to
know what has happened to this most valuable web site?
Thanks,
Uri Meretz, Israel


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Uhersky Brod Cemetery Web Site #austria-czech

meretz
 

As my paternal family MAERZ originates >from Uhersky Brod, I have been using
the local cemetery's web site (http://www.uh.brod.cz/kever) for a long time.
Today I again tried, but it did not open any more. Does anybody happen to
know what has happened to this most valuable web site?
Thanks,
Uri Meretz, Israel


Jewish vital records in Catholic registers? #austria-czech

Philip Moravcik <morav@...>
 

I have heard that records of Jewish births, deaths, and maybe marriages
were sometimes recorded in the registers of the local Catholic parish in
which the community lived. I spent many happy hours in the archives in
Prague looking for records of my ancestors but was disappointed to find
the record quite incomplete. I am interested in trying the Catholic
registers and wonder if anyone has had any success finding Jewish
ancestors records in these, and could tell me how to go about finding the
right registers (where are they archived?).

Thank you.

Philip Moravcik, Univ. of Hawaii,


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Jewish vital records in Catholic registers? #austria-czech

Philip Moravcik <morav@...>
 

I have heard that records of Jewish births, deaths, and maybe marriages
were sometimes recorded in the registers of the local Catholic parish in
which the community lived. I spent many happy hours in the archives in
Prague looking for records of my ancestors but was disappointed to find
the record quite incomplete. I am interested in trying the Catholic
registers and wonder if anyone has had any success finding Jewish
ancestors records in these, and could tell me how to go about finding the
right registers (where are they archived?).

Thank you.

Philip Moravcik, Univ. of Hawaii,


WW1 - Military record of Max Isidore OESTERREICHER #austria-czech

nicky carklin <nixxyc@...>
 

I would like to find information about my Great Grandfather, Max
Isidore OESTERREICHER, who was killed in the First World War.
Unfortunately I have very little information to go on. All I know is
that he was born somewhere in Czechoslovakia (what was then, I
presume, Austria-Hungary?) in a town allegedly called "Teplichernow",
however I can find no evidence that such a place even exists! Would
anyone have an idea as to where this might actually refer? He then
moved to Pritzwalk in Germany, and >from there to Berlin. I am
uncertain as to whether he would have fought for Germany (where he was
living when the war began) or for Austria-Hungary (where he was born).

I managed to get my hands on the book "Die Judischen gefallenen des
Deutschen Heeres, des Deutschen Marine und der Deutschen Schutztruppen
1914-1918",which lists Jewish German soldiers killed in action,
however his name was not in there. Can anyone advise as to what my
next step should be, or perhaps provide me with details of archives
where I can get further information? Any help would be appreciated.

Many thanks,
Nicky Carklin (London, UK)


Germany Approves Release of ITS Records #austria-czech

Sally Goodman <sbgoody@...>
 

Congratulations and thank you Gary Mokotoff and Peter Lande and all those
who have fought long and hard to convince the International Tracing Service
(ITS) to open their record collection for copying to the eleven countries
that make up the ITS committee.

The ITS claims to hold 40 million pieces of information including
deportation lists, concentration camp death lists, ghetto and post-war
refugee records.

For more information: http://www.avotaynu.com/nu/v07n05.htm and/or the
Associated Press version of the new conference can be read at
http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/N/NAZI_ARCHIVES?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TE
MPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2006-04-18-12-58-58.

Making these records public will be one of the most valuable sources of
information about the fate of people caught up in the Holocaust.

We have waited for this for a long time and we are grateful to everyone for
making this happen.

Sally Goodman
Palm Springs/LA, CA


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech WW1 - Military record of Max Isidore OESTERREICHER #austria-czech

nicky carklin <nixxyc@...>
 

I would like to find information about my Great Grandfather, Max
Isidore OESTERREICHER, who was killed in the First World War.
Unfortunately I have very little information to go on. All I know is
that he was born somewhere in Czechoslovakia (what was then, I
presume, Austria-Hungary?) in a town allegedly called "Teplichernow",
however I can find no evidence that such a place even exists! Would
anyone have an idea as to where this might actually refer? He then
moved to Pritzwalk in Germany, and >from there to Berlin. I am
uncertain as to whether he would have fought for Germany (where he was
living when the war began) or for Austria-Hungary (where he was born).

I managed to get my hands on the book "Die Judischen gefallenen des
Deutschen Heeres, des Deutschen Marine und der Deutschen Schutztruppen
1914-1918",which lists Jewish German soldiers killed in action,
however his name was not in there. Can anyone advise as to what my
next step should be, or perhaps provide me with details of archives
where I can get further information? Any help would be appreciated.

Many thanks,
Nicky Carklin (London, UK)


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Germany Approves Release of ITS Records #austria-czech

Sally Goodman <sbgoody@...>
 

Congratulations and thank you Gary Mokotoff and Peter Lande and all those
who have fought long and hard to convince the International Tracing Service
(ITS) to open their record collection for copying to the eleven countries
that make up the ITS committee.

The ITS claims to hold 40 million pieces of information including
deportation lists, concentration camp death lists, ghetto and post-war
refugee records.

For more information: http://www.avotaynu.com/nu/v07n05.htm and/or the
Associated Press version of the new conference can be read at
http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/N/NAZI_ARCHIVES?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TE
MPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2006-04-18-12-58-58.

Making these records public will be one of the most valuable sources of
information about the fate of people caught up in the Holocaust.

We have waited for this for a long time and we are grateful to everyone for
making this happen.

Sally Goodman
Palm Springs/LA, CA


ITS (Arolsen) records #austria-czech

meretz
 

Germany Approves Release of ITS (Arolsen) Records!

http://www.avotaynu.com/nu/v07n05.htm

Uri Meretz, Israel


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech ITS (Arolsen) records #austria-czech

meretz
 

Germany Approves Release of ITS (Arolsen) Records!

http://www.avotaynu.com/nu/v07n05.htm

Uri Meretz, Israel


Re: Familiants and Name Changes in Kostel/Podivin, 1787 #austria-czech

michael miller <mllm39@...>
 

Regarding Celia Male's posting about Kostel/Podivin, Count
Lichtenstein was one of the largest land owners in Soutwestern
Moravia, and Kostel/Podivin was one of his properties. The original
materials are probably in the Moravsky Zemsky Archiv (Brno), though
there are some materials in Schloss Lichtenstein in Vienna.
Best,
Michael Miller

Celia Male <celiamale@...>
I wrote yesterday about the article [see footnote] I had found which listed,
in tabular form, the familiants and name changes in Kostel/Podivin, Moravia
in 1787. The foreword says that the original manuscript lies in the hiesigen
[local] Schlossarchive {Castle Archive} of the Count of Lichtenstein
[1929/30]
snip>>>>>>


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Re: Familiants and Name Changes in Kostel/Podivin, 1787 #austria-czech

michael miller <mllm39@...>
 

Regarding Celia Male's posting about Kostel/Podivin, Count
Lichtenstein was one of the largest land owners in Soutwestern
Moravia, and Kostel/Podivin was one of his properties. The original
materials are probably in the Moravsky Zemsky Archiv (Brno), though
there are some materials in Schloss Lichtenstein in Vienna.
Best,
Michael Miller

Celia Male <celiamale@...>
I wrote yesterday about the article [see footnote] I had found which listed,
in tabular form, the familiants and name changes in Kostel/Podivin, Moravia
in 1787. The foreword says that the original manuscript lies in the hiesigen
[local] Schlossarchive {Castle Archive} of the Count of Lichtenstein
[1929/30]
snip>>>>>>


Re : Genealogy Software for IMac - Thank you #general

Sue Hillman <suehillman@...>
 

Dear Genners,

I would like to thank so many mac users for their advice which
conclusively recomends [name of commercial software deleted by the Moderator]
software. I am no looking at the demo file.
I have also downloaded [name removed by Moderator] which is a free programme
and will compare the two.

My grateful thanks,k

Sue Hillman
Scotland


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re : Genealogy Software for IMac - Thank you #general

Sue Hillman <suehillman@...>
 

Dear Genners,

I would like to thank so many mac users for their advice which
conclusively recomends [name of commercial software deleted by the Moderator]
software. I am no looking at the demo file.
I have also downloaded [name removed by Moderator] which is a free programme
and will compare the two.

My grateful thanks,k

Sue Hillman
Scotland