Date   

JGS of Colorado - Holocaust Records - Sun. March 13th #general

Terry Lasky <talasky@...>
 

"Everything Wasn't Destroyed in the Holocaust: Finding Records for Victims
and Survivors" with Barry Levene
Part of the Jewish Family Tree Initiative Workshop and Mentoring Series
Free for JGSCO Members; non-members - $30(includes membership & a book)
Sun. March 13th, 10 AM
Temple Emanuel
51 Grape Street, Denver

Learn what records are available for documenting Holocaust victims and
locating survivors and their familes. Online resources will be demonstrated.
A handout with contact information for repositories will be distributed.

For more information see the JGS of Colorado website at jgsco.org

Terry Lasky
JGS of Colorado
VP of Programming


Phoenix JGS meeting Mar 13 #general

Janette <janettes@...>
 

On Sunday, March 13, 2011, the Phoenix JGS will have its monthly
get-together, which we refer to as an open house. The monthly open-house
provides an opportunity for new and experienced researchers (and everyone
in between) to get together to work on current research, discuss research
strategies and challenges and talk about what ever is of interest to the
group. We meet at Beth El Congregation, 1118 W Glendale Ave, Phoenix >from
1-3 PM. Entrance is in the rear of the main building.
For details on our group, meetings and programs and membership please
visit our website: http://relativeity.com/ or call 602-944-3359 ext 123
or email jsilverman@bethelphoenix.com

Janette Silverman
President, Phoenix JGS


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JGS of Colorado - Holocaust Records - Sun. March 13th #general

Terry Lasky <talasky@...>
 

"Everything Wasn't Destroyed in the Holocaust: Finding Records for Victims
and Survivors" with Barry Levene
Part of the Jewish Family Tree Initiative Workshop and Mentoring Series
Free for JGSCO Members; non-members - $30(includes membership & a book)
Sun. March 13th, 10 AM
Temple Emanuel
51 Grape Street, Denver

Learn what records are available for documenting Holocaust victims and
locating survivors and their familes. Online resources will be demonstrated.
A handout with contact information for repositories will be distributed.

For more information see the JGS of Colorado website at jgsco.org

Terry Lasky
JGS of Colorado
VP of Programming


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Phoenix JGS meeting Mar 13 #general

Janette <janettes@...>
 

On Sunday, March 13, 2011, the Phoenix JGS will have its monthly
get-together, which we refer to as an open house. The monthly open-house
provides an opportunity for new and experienced researchers (and everyone
in between) to get together to work on current research, discuss research
strategies and challenges and talk about what ever is of interest to the
group. We meet at Beth El Congregation, 1118 W Glendale Ave, Phoenix >from
1-3 PM. Entrance is in the rear of the main building.
For details on our group, meetings and programs and membership please
visit our website: http://relativeity.com/ or call 602-944-3359 ext 123
or email jsilverman@bethelphoenix.com

Janette Silverman
President, Phoenix JGS


JGSGB Northern Conference 8th May #general

Lorna Kay <lorna.kay@...>
 

JEWISH GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY OF GREAT BRITAIN Manchester Regional Group
Hosting the 9th Annual Northern Conference

Click onto the following link
http://jgsgb.org.uk/Manchester_Conference_2011.pdf

for the conference newsletter and registration form for full information re
programme, timings and venue (free secure parking)

Sunday, 8th May 2011 - Full day event with refreshments & lunch

Four top class speakers
Launch of new unique Manchester databases - presentation by Manchester
Regional Group

PowerPoint presentations
Book stall
Goody bags for everyone (compliments of Who Do You Think You Are? magazine)
Raffle for a year's subscription to WDYTYA? magazine
All contact details for further information in newsletter
Lorna Kay
Chairman
Manchester Regional Group JGSGB

Researching:
WEISBERG (Kamenetz Podolsk, Ukraine) SEABERG (Tukkums/Sassmacken, Latvia)
KRAFT & KAHN (Mitau, Latvia) KUTCHINSKY (Piotrkow, Poland)
BRADPIECE/BRATSPIES (Lemberg, Austria) BLUESTONE (Roumania) FROMBERG (Russia)


Tucson Jewish Genealogy and Oral History Group meets this Sunday, March 13 @ 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM. #general

Andy <arosen2@...>
 

We meet at the Tucson JCC (River Road and Dodge) - Ongoing meetings are held on the
second Sunday of each month >from 12:30-2:30 p.m.

We are an established group of Jewish genealogists and oral historians and welcome
everyone with an interest to participate. Newcomers welcome!
Contact Andy Rosen, 520-237-6470, or arosen2@cox.net for more information and for a
complete agenda for this meeting.

Andy Rosen


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JGSGB Northern Conference 8th May #general

Lorna Kay <lorna.kay@...>
 

JEWISH GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY OF GREAT BRITAIN Manchester Regional Group
Hosting the 9th Annual Northern Conference

Click onto the following link
http://jgsgb.org.uk/Manchester_Conference_2011.pdf

for the conference newsletter and registration form for full information re
programme, timings and venue (free secure parking)

Sunday, 8th May 2011 - Full day event with refreshments & lunch

Four top class speakers
Launch of new unique Manchester databases - presentation by Manchester
Regional Group

PowerPoint presentations
Book stall
Goody bags for everyone (compliments of Who Do You Think You Are? magazine)
Raffle for a year's subscription to WDYTYA? magazine
All contact details for further information in newsletter
Lorna Kay
Chairman
Manchester Regional Group JGSGB

Researching:
WEISBERG (Kamenetz Podolsk, Ukraine) SEABERG (Tukkums/Sassmacken, Latvia)
KRAFT & KAHN (Mitau, Latvia) KUTCHINSKY (Piotrkow, Poland)
BRADPIECE/BRATSPIES (Lemberg, Austria) BLUESTONE (Roumania) FROMBERG (Russia)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Tucson Jewish Genealogy and Oral History Group meets this Sunday, March 13 @ 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM. #general

Andy <arosen2@...>
 

We meet at the Tucson JCC (River Road and Dodge) - Ongoing meetings are held on the
second Sunday of each month >from 12:30-2:30 p.m.

We are an established group of Jewish genealogists and oral historians and welcome
everyone with an interest to participate. Newcomers welcome!
Contact Andy Rosen, 520-237-6470, or arosen2@cox.net for more information and for a
complete agenda for this meeting.

Andy Rosen


IAJGS Conferences #ukraine

Michael Goldstein
 

This is an appeal directed to every Jewish genealogist who is a member of a
JGS, a SIG, an active or passive participant in JewishGen discussion groups
etc. For over three decades, IAJGS has produced successful annual
international conferences. These successes are a result of dedicated JGS
leadership motivating their dedicated volunteers. The conferences enhance
all our research efforts through lectures, workshops, and networking. All
conferences need volunteers and this is an area where you can be of
assistance. We also encourage you to ask your JGS to host or co-host a
conference with IAJGS. The work will be hard, success virtually assured but
the satisfaction of what you achieve will be over the top. It will be a
partnership dedicated to adding yet another successful conference to the
long list of previous successes. We are now actively seeking locations for
the years 2016, 2017, and 2018.

This past fall, IAJGS Immediate Past President, Anne Feder Lee and Board
Director, Jackye Sullins, completed the mammoth task of updating our
conference guide now titled: Conference Planning & Management Guide for
IAJGS International Conferences on Jewish Genealogy. This will help us
produce even better conferences in the future.

High on the heels of this past summer's very successful conference hosted
by the Los Angeles JGS, excitement is building towards Washington, DC this
August where the JGS of Greater Washington is the host. We hope to see you
there!

Thank you.

Michael Goldstein
IAJGS President

_________________
Michael Goldstein
president@iajgs.org
President IAJGS


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine IAJGS Conferences #ukraine

Michael Goldstein
 

This is an appeal directed to every Jewish genealogist who is a member of a
JGS, a SIG, an active or passive participant in JewishGen discussion groups
etc. For over three decades, IAJGS has produced successful annual
international conferences. These successes are a result of dedicated JGS
leadership motivating their dedicated volunteers. The conferences enhance
all our research efforts through lectures, workshops, and networking. All
conferences need volunteers and this is an area where you can be of
assistance. We also encourage you to ask your JGS to host or co-host a
conference with IAJGS. The work will be hard, success virtually assured but
the satisfaction of what you achieve will be over the top. It will be a
partnership dedicated to adding yet another successful conference to the
long list of previous successes. We are now actively seeking locations for
the years 2016, 2017, and 2018.

This past fall, IAJGS Immediate Past President, Anne Feder Lee and Board
Director, Jackye Sullins, completed the mammoth task of updating our
conference guide now titled: Conference Planning & Management Guide for
IAJGS International Conferences on Jewish Genealogy. This will help us
produce even better conferences in the future.

High on the heels of this past summer's very successful conference hosted
by the Los Angeles JGS, excitement is building towards Washington, DC this
August where the JGS of Greater Washington is the host. We hope to see you
there!

Thank you.

Michael Goldstein
IAJGS President

_________________
Michael Goldstein
president@iajgs.org
President IAJGS


Drohobycz house numbers #galicia

David Scriven
 

I recently received my grandmother's birth record >from AGAD. She
was born in Drohobycz and the addresses for where she was born
and where she was 'named' are given as '# 316 Zag. m' and '# 288
Zag. m' respectively. I've looked at Valerie Schatzker's list of street
names for Drohobycz

<http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/drohobycz/maps/Map_KeyDrohobmap.asp>

but there is no street name that would match. Is this an
abbreviation for something else?

David Scriven
Researching: RUSS, POMERANZ, SINGER, STOFF


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Drohobycz house numbers #galicia

David Scriven
 

I recently received my grandmother's birth record >from AGAD. She
was born in Drohobycz and the addresses for where she was born
and where she was 'named' are given as '# 316 Zag. m' and '# 288
Zag. m' respectively. I've looked at Valerie Schatzker's list of street
names for Drohobycz

<http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/drohobycz/maps/Map_KeyDrohobmap.asp>

but there is no street name that would match. Is this an
abbreviation for something else?

David Scriven
Researching: RUSS, POMERANZ, SINGER, STOFF


No Luck in Lithuania #lithuania

Sue Welsh <suewelsh@...>
 

Hi everyone.

I=92m writing because I'm really frustrated. I've been trying to
find records of my Lithuanian ancestors for some time. They had an
unusual surname, KROGLANSKY (or something similar), so I thought it
would pop up somewhere in the records >from Merkine where they resided.

But despite joining the Trakai research group and getting all sorts
of interesting data, I've never been able to find them -- even taking
into account the Lithuanian name variations for male, female, etc.

I've tried searching variations of similar-sounding surnames for given
name clusters, thinking that if a group of family members >from a
closely-sounding surname had the same or similar names to my known
family members, it could be a match. Still no luck.

The name definitely wasn't KIRKLINSKY or KORKLINSKY or GROGLINSKY,
though it may have been KRAKLINSKY (which shows a few entries in the
ALD, none of whom do I recognize). It was more likely KRUGLIANSKI
(which also gets a few hits in the data base, but again, I don't
recognize any of the names). The KRUGLENSKAITE / [KRUGLENSKI],Chaja
that appears in the marriage lists for Suwalki is likely a relative,
but I can't link her to any known ancestors. And her child, who died
in Alytus in 1933, was also undoubtedly a relative, though I was never
aware of relations in Alytus, just Merkine and Daug.


And don't even get me started on my failed attempts to find a great
uncle, Isaac Tova (Isaac Theodore) KROGLANSKY, who emigrated to Sao Paolo,
Brazil, and dropped off the map, after marrying twice and leaving behind
lots of descendants, so I'm told.

Things are really frustrating, because once the family immigrated to
England, the family changed the surname to TAYLOR, and any references to
the previous name that was quite garbled in the first place by British
immigration, then disappeared entirely.

Can anyone suggest how to proceed >from here?

Susan Welsh
Santa Barbara, CA

Tracing any variations in spelling of the following families:
ABERBUCH (Warsaw, Lublin, Buenos Aires),
GRANITE (Ukraine, England, Mexico, Egypt, and USA),
HABERMAN (Warsaw, Lublin, Buenos Aires),
KROGLANSKY (Lithuania, England, Ireland and Brazil),
MAST (Lublin and Buenos Aires),
TAYLOR (England, Ireland and USA), ZINGER (Brazil and Israel) and
ZYLBERBERG (Warsaw and Lublin )


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania No Luck in Lithuania #lithuania

Sue Welsh <suewelsh@...>
 

Hi everyone.

I=92m writing because I'm really frustrated. I've been trying to
find records of my Lithuanian ancestors for some time. They had an
unusual surname, KROGLANSKY (or something similar), so I thought it
would pop up somewhere in the records >from Merkine where they resided.

But despite joining the Trakai research group and getting all sorts
of interesting data, I've never been able to find them -- even taking
into account the Lithuanian name variations for male, female, etc.

I've tried searching variations of similar-sounding surnames for given
name clusters, thinking that if a group of family members >from a
closely-sounding surname had the same or similar names to my known
family members, it could be a match. Still no luck.

The name definitely wasn't KIRKLINSKY or KORKLINSKY or GROGLINSKY,
though it may have been KRAKLINSKY (which shows a few entries in the
ALD, none of whom do I recognize). It was more likely KRUGLIANSKI
(which also gets a few hits in the data base, but again, I don't
recognize any of the names). The KRUGLENSKAITE / [KRUGLENSKI],Chaja
that appears in the marriage lists for Suwalki is likely a relative,
but I can't link her to any known ancestors. And her child, who died
in Alytus in 1933, was also undoubtedly a relative, though I was never
aware of relations in Alytus, just Merkine and Daug.


And don't even get me started on my failed attempts to find a great
uncle, Isaac Tova (Isaac Theodore) KROGLANSKY, who emigrated to Sao Paolo,
Brazil, and dropped off the map, after marrying twice and leaving behind
lots of descendants, so I'm told.

Things are really frustrating, because once the family immigrated to
England, the family changed the surname to TAYLOR, and any references to
the previous name that was quite garbled in the first place by British
immigration, then disappeared entirely.

Can anyone suggest how to proceed >from here?

Susan Welsh
Santa Barbara, CA

Tracing any variations in spelling of the following families:
ABERBUCH (Warsaw, Lublin, Buenos Aires),
GRANITE (Ukraine, England, Mexico, Egypt, and USA),
HABERMAN (Warsaw, Lublin, Buenos Aires),
KROGLANSKY (Lithuania, England, Ireland and Brazil),
MAST (Lublin and Buenos Aires),
TAYLOR (England, Ireland and USA), ZINGER (Brazil and Israel) and
ZYLBERBERG (Warsaw and Lublin )


Seeking info on author A.A. Sacks #lithuania

steve cohen <s4635@...>
 

I am writing on behalf of a friend who is seeking information
on the author of a book "An excursion to Lithuania".

This book was written in 1934 by A. A. Sacks who was a native
of the shtetl Zeimelis.

Does anyone know what the authors first name was?
Did he write any other books?

Thank you.

Steve Cohen

MODERATOR'S NOTE: A search of the Library of Congress catalog at
www.loc.gov shows the author's full name is Abraham A. Sacks.


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Seeking info on author A.A. Sacks #lithuania

steve cohen <s4635@...>
 

I am writing on behalf of a friend who is seeking information
on the author of a book "An excursion to Lithuania".

This book was written in 1934 by A. A. Sacks who was a native
of the shtetl Zeimelis.

Does anyone know what the authors first name was?
Did he write any other books?

Thank you.

Steve Cohen

MODERATOR'S NOTE: A search of the Library of Congress catalog at
www.loc.gov shows the author's full name is Abraham A. Sacks.


Need help with transcription #poland

Bob Kosovsky
 

Hi folks,

I'm working on a 1784 census. I've not had much experience transcribing
Polish, but since the list is mostly names, I think I'm doing ok.

However, some forenames don't seem to click with me, and I'm wondering if
anyone can confirm that these names are typical of 18th century Jews, or
whether I'm missing something in transcription.

The problem names I come up with are:

Newech (or Newesh)
and
Jewel

While I'm at it, it would be nice to know of a book that aids in 18th
century transcription. How is "In their Words - Polish" ? I have the
Russian volume, and I've found that extremely good and helpful.

With best wishes,

Bob Kosovsky, New York City, seeking any and all permutations/locations of:
KASOVSKI/Y, KASOWSKI/Y, KOSOFSKY, KOSOVSKY, KOSOWSKY, KOSOW, KOSSOVE, etc.
Slutsk: DAVIDSON, GELFAND (also Sioux City, Iowa)
Klodawa: JARET, JARETSKY, JARECKI, KOLSKY/I; Przedecz: PIFKO, PIWKO


JRI Poland #Poland Need help with transcription #poland

Bob Kosovsky
 

Hi folks,

I'm working on a 1784 census. I've not had much experience transcribing
Polish, but since the list is mostly names, I think I'm doing ok.

However, some forenames don't seem to click with me, and I'm wondering if
anyone can confirm that these names are typical of 18th century Jews, or
whether I'm missing something in transcription.

The problem names I come up with are:

Newech (or Newesh)
and
Jewel

While I'm at it, it would be nice to know of a book that aids in 18th
century transcription. How is "In their Words - Polish" ? I have the
Russian volume, and I've found that extremely good and helpful.

With best wishes,

Bob Kosovsky, New York City, seeking any and all permutations/locations of:
KASOVSKI/Y, KASOWSKI/Y, KOSOFSKY, KOSOVSKY, KOSOWSKY, KOSOW, KOSSOVE, etc.
Slutsk: DAVIDSON, GELFAND (also Sioux City, Iowa)
Klodawa: JARET, JARETSKY, JARECKI, KOLSKY/I; Przedecz: PIFKO, PIWKO


VB: Szlachta - Polish-Lithuanian nobility and Kopaszyna - coat of arms #poland

Jurek Hirschberg <jurek.hirschberg@...>
 

Judith, I would advise you to verify the source of your information
to the effect that 20% of the Polish and Lithuanian nobility were Jews.
Please note that it is not difficult to find sites insinuating that
half of the Polish catholic clergy and all of the Polish government
are Jews.

If your maternal Miedzygorski family was Jewish, which I assume they
were, it was hardly listed among the 15 noble families using this
particular coat of arms. Rather, they happened to carry the same
name as the noble families.

Your family's name could have had any of several other origins.
Also, it was not unusual for the Polish noble patrons, and even
for aristocracy, to let "their" Jews adopt their surnames.
Needless to say, it didn't turn an Abraham Potocki into an aristocrat.
(Actually, it could work the other way around: one of the Potockis
converted to Judaism and changed his given name to Abraham; he was
burned at the stake for his transgression.)

Best regards,

Jurek Hirschberg
Stockholm, Sweden
jurek.hirschberg@hirschberg.se

Tarnopol: HIRSCHBERG, GOLIGER, KITAJ, AWNER, RAPAPORT, MARGULIES, STUCKEL,
SPEISER, SAPHIR
Podwoloczyska: HIRSCHBERG
Zborow: GOLIGER
Skalat: BERNSTEIN, ROSENZWEIG, PODHORCER, PERLMUTTER

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~`
Subject: Szlachta - Polish-Lithuanian nobility and Kopaszyna - coat of arms
From: "Judith Elam" <elamj@hawaii.rr.com>
Date: Tue, 8 Mar 2011 21:44:32 -1000

I ran across this website which shows a Kopazyna.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kopaszyna_Coat_of_Arms

A Kopaszyna is a Polish Coat of Arms. It was used by several szlachta
(lesser Polish nobility) families in the times of the Polish-Lithuanian
Commonwealth. I was intrigued to see my maternal family, MIEDZYGORSKI,
listed as one of 15 families using this particular Kopaszyna.
Upon further reading I learned that 20% of the szlachta were Jews!
There is no specific date given on the website, but we know that
Jews didn't have surnames till the late 1700's.

Has anyone else run across something like this?

Judith Elam
Kihei, HI
elamj@hawaii.rr.com


JRI Poland #Poland VB: Szlachta - Polish-Lithuanian nobility and Kopaszyna - coat of arms #poland

Jurek Hirschberg <jurek.hirschberg@...>
 

Judith, I would advise you to verify the source of your information
to the effect that 20% of the Polish and Lithuanian nobility were Jews.
Please note that it is not difficult to find sites insinuating that
half of the Polish catholic clergy and all of the Polish government
are Jews.

If your maternal Miedzygorski family was Jewish, which I assume they
were, it was hardly listed among the 15 noble families using this
particular coat of arms. Rather, they happened to carry the same
name as the noble families.

Your family's name could have had any of several other origins.
Also, it was not unusual for the Polish noble patrons, and even
for aristocracy, to let "their" Jews adopt their surnames.
Needless to say, it didn't turn an Abraham Potocki into an aristocrat.
(Actually, it could work the other way around: one of the Potockis
converted to Judaism and changed his given name to Abraham; he was
burned at the stake for his transgression.)

Best regards,

Jurek Hirschberg
Stockholm, Sweden
jurek.hirschberg@hirschberg.se

Tarnopol: HIRSCHBERG, GOLIGER, KITAJ, AWNER, RAPAPORT, MARGULIES, STUCKEL,
SPEISER, SAPHIR
Podwoloczyska: HIRSCHBERG
Zborow: GOLIGER
Skalat: BERNSTEIN, ROSENZWEIG, PODHORCER, PERLMUTTER

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~`
Subject: Szlachta - Polish-Lithuanian nobility and Kopaszyna - coat of arms
From: "Judith Elam" <elamj@hawaii.rr.com>
Date: Tue, 8 Mar 2011 21:44:32 -1000

I ran across this website which shows a Kopazyna.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kopaszyna_Coat_of_Arms

A Kopaszyna is a Polish Coat of Arms. It was used by several szlachta
(lesser Polish nobility) families in the times of the Polish-Lithuanian
Commonwealth. I was intrigued to see my maternal family, MIEDZYGORSKI,
listed as one of 15 families using this particular Kopaszyna.
Upon further reading I learned that 20% of the szlachta were Jews!
There is no specific date given on the website, but we know that
Jews didn't have surnames till the late 1700's.

Has anyone else run across something like this?

Judith Elam
Kihei, HI
elamj@hawaii.rr.com

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