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Krakow, Boston, NYC: Gesher Galicia Regional Meetings 2011/2012 #galicia

Pamela Weisberger
 

Gesher Galicia announces our upcoming regional meetings for 2011
and 2012.

Gesher Galicia is going to Krakow! I'll be giving a talk on Galician and
Polish Genealogical Research on Thursday, November 3, at 7:00PM at
the Jewish Community Centre of Krakow (Centrum Spolecznosci
Zydowskiej w Krakowie) ul. Miodowa 24, 31-055 Krakow. If you know
anyone living in Krakow, please spread the word. If you want to learn
more about the JCC go to: http://www.jcckrakow.org/en

If you live in New England, we will be holding a Gesher Galicia
Regional Meeting at 11:30AM on Sunday, November 13, at Temple
Emanuel, in Newton Centre, Massachusetts, sponsored by the Jewish
Genealogical Society of Greater Boston and open to all.

Learn about the All Galicia Database, which features over 175,000
records including birth, death, marriage and divorce records, city
directories, school and landowner records. We'll also cover our
Cadastral maps, landowner and voter records project, showing how
these records are a useful research adjunct to vital records. And get
an update about on-going research in the Lviv, Ternopil and Krakow
archives, including news on university records held in the Lviv Oblast
Archives.

After lunch I'll be giving another talk: "Chutes & Ladders: Creative
Approaches to Genealogy," starting at 2:00PM -- the JGSGB's regular
monthly meeting.

Lunch will be available following the Gesher Galicia meeting for those
who plan to stay for the JGSGB program. Please reserve this in
advance by November 9 by writing to GGlunch@jgsgb.org. Lunch will
be kosher and cost $15.

Details are at:
http://www.jgsgb.org/upcoming.html?col11=3D%27true%27

And our New York City spring regional meeting will be held on
Sunday, May 20, 2012, at 11:00AM at the Center for Jewish History
in Manhattan.

If you are interested in hosting a Gesher Galicia program in your city,
please get in touch with me. And if you are not yet a member, help
support our activities by joining. Info can be found here:

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

Pamela Weisberger
President & Research Coordinator
Gesher Galicia
pweisberger@gmail.com


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Krakow, Boston, NYC: Gesher Galicia Regional Meetings 2011/2012 #galicia

Pamela Weisberger
 

Gesher Galicia announces our upcoming regional meetings for 2011
and 2012.

Gesher Galicia is going to Krakow! I'll be giving a talk on Galician and
Polish Genealogical Research on Thursday, November 3, at 7:00PM at
the Jewish Community Centre of Krakow (Centrum Spolecznosci
Zydowskiej w Krakowie) ul. Miodowa 24, 31-055 Krakow. If you know
anyone living in Krakow, please spread the word. If you want to learn
more about the JCC go to: http://www.jcckrakow.org/en

If you live in New England, we will be holding a Gesher Galicia
Regional Meeting at 11:30AM on Sunday, November 13, at Temple
Emanuel, in Newton Centre, Massachusetts, sponsored by the Jewish
Genealogical Society of Greater Boston and open to all.

Learn about the All Galicia Database, which features over 175,000
records including birth, death, marriage and divorce records, city
directories, school and landowner records. We'll also cover our
Cadastral maps, landowner and voter records project, showing how
these records are a useful research adjunct to vital records. And get
an update about on-going research in the Lviv, Ternopil and Krakow
archives, including news on university records held in the Lviv Oblast
Archives.

After lunch I'll be giving another talk: "Chutes & Ladders: Creative
Approaches to Genealogy," starting at 2:00PM -- the JGSGB's regular
monthly meeting.

Lunch will be available following the Gesher Galicia meeting for those
who plan to stay for the JGSGB program. Please reserve this in
advance by November 9 by writing to GGlunch@jgsgb.org. Lunch will
be kosher and cost $15.

Details are at:
http://www.jgsgb.org/upcoming.html?col11=3D%27true%27

And our New York City spring regional meeting will be held on
Sunday, May 20, 2012, at 11:00AM at the Center for Jewish History
in Manhattan.

If you are interested in hosting a Gesher Galicia program in your city,
please get in touch with me. And if you are not yet a member, help
support our activities by joining. Info can be found here:

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

Pamela Weisberger
President & Research Coordinator
Gesher Galicia
pweisberger@gmail.com


JewishGen Screencasts: A reminder #warsaw #poland

Phyllis Kramer
 

We have created a series of screencasts (5 minute videos) to help
JewishGenners.
You can find them on the first-timer page:
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen/FirstTimer.html
or the Learning Center page: http://www.jewishgen.org/education/

Click on the webcast to view...just give us a moment to load using
chrome (other browsers may take longer)...

Prepare For Your Search (for USA researchers)
JewishGen Educational Courses
How to Navigate JewishGen
Find Your Ancestral Town
Communicate with Other Researchers using JGFF
Special Interest Groups and Hosted Organizations: Jewish Records
Indexing - Poland
Jewish Genealogy Websites - Part I (JewishGen and IAJGS/JGS)
Jewish Genealogy Websites - Part II
...and feel free to comment

Phyllis Kramer
V.P.Education, JewishGen Inc
phylliskramer1@gmail.com
www.JewishGen.org/education


Warszawa Research Group #Warsaw #Poland JewishGen Screencasts: A reminder #warsaw #poland

Phyllis Kramer
 

We have created a series of screencasts (5 minute videos) to help
JewishGenners.
You can find them on the first-timer page:
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen/FirstTimer.html
or the Learning Center page: http://www.jewishgen.org/education/

Click on the webcast to view...just give us a moment to load using
chrome (other browsers may take longer)...

Prepare For Your Search (for USA researchers)
JewishGen Educational Courses
How to Navigate JewishGen
Find Your Ancestral Town
Communicate with Other Researchers using JGFF
Special Interest Groups and Hosted Organizations: Jewish Records
Indexing - Poland
Jewish Genealogy Websites - Part I (JewishGen and IAJGS/JGS)
Jewish Genealogy Websites - Part II
...and feel free to comment

Phyllis Kramer
V.P.Education, JewishGen Inc
phylliskramer1@gmail.com
www.JewishGen.org/education


JGSPBCI - Helene Seaman #general

Sylvia Furshman Nusinov
 

It is with a heavy heart that JGSPalm Beach County,Florida sadly reports
the untimely passing of our beloved Board member, Helene Stromberg Seaman,
cherished wife of Board member Benjamin Seaman.

Helene will be remembered by everyone as our soft-spoken Program Chairperson.
Both Helene and Ben could be seen as they greeted guests at the reception
table before meetings.

Our frequent guest speakers >from within the IAJGS community will recall
Helene's tireless efforts in bringing them to Florida.

Graveside funeral services will be held in Maryland, Wednesday, October 19,
9:30AM.

Please reply privately if you wish further information.

Sylvia Furshman Nusinov
President Emerita
JGSPBCI, Florida


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JGSPBCI - Helene Seaman #general

Sylvia Furshman Nusinov
 

It is with a heavy heart that JGSPalm Beach County,Florida sadly reports
the untimely passing of our beloved Board member, Helene Stromberg Seaman,
cherished wife of Board member Benjamin Seaman.

Helene will be remembered by everyone as our soft-spoken Program Chairperson.
Both Helene and Ben could be seen as they greeted guests at the reception
table before meetings.

Our frequent guest speakers >from within the IAJGS community will recall
Helene's tireless efforts in bringing them to Florida.

Graveside funeral services will be held in Maryland, Wednesday, October 19,
9:30AM.

Please reply privately if you wish further information.

Sylvia Furshman Nusinov
President Emerita
JGSPBCI, Florida


Confused about names #ukraine

MERYL RIZZOTTI
 

Hello Genners:
I have been puzzled by what I consider a break in the Ashkenazi tradition of not
naming children after living relatives. I first discovered this in my Povlotsky
family >from Shpola, Ukraine. On the 1900 census my Great great grandfather,
Abraham was on the Philadelphia census living with my great grandfather and his
family. That family had changed the surname to Haas and my Great Great
grandfather was on the census as Abraham Haas. On the 1910 census my great
grandfather now had a son named Abraham and my great great grandfather was not
on the census. Naturally, I assumed he had died between 1900 and 1904 when
Abraham #2 was born. I spent a lot of time looking for the death record of
Abraham Haas in the Philadelphia City Archives to no avail. When I found that
the real name of the family was Povlotsky I found my great great grandfather,
still using the name Abraham on the 1910, 1920 and 1930 census.

Then with my Specter family, I was told that my cousin Murray was named after
his grandfather Morris (Moische) who was >from Boguslar, Ukraine. Then Morris had
a daughter named Harriet who named her daughter Harriet as well. Now, Harriet
#1was named Essie when she was born, was "Nannie" on the 1900 census and Hannah
on the 1920 census.

Would using a different surname (in the case of the Haas/Povlotsky family) make
it acceptable to name a child after a living relative and/or was it acceptable
for a person to name her child after the name she had adopted for herself if
that was not her given name at birth? Is this tradition of not naming after a
living person not strictly adhered to among Ukrainians? I have not found any of
these instances in my Polish family.

Meryl Rizzotti
Researching the names: POVLOTSKY, BASOI, SPECTER, SLEPAK, TEPEROWICZ, CYMES,
KREZEWIN


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Confused about names #ukraine

MERYL RIZZOTTI
 

Hello Genners:
I have been puzzled by what I consider a break in the Ashkenazi tradition of not
naming children after living relatives. I first discovered this in my Povlotsky
family >from Shpola, Ukraine. On the 1900 census my Great great grandfather,
Abraham was on the Philadelphia census living with my great grandfather and his
family. That family had changed the surname to Haas and my Great Great
grandfather was on the census as Abraham Haas. On the 1910 census my great
grandfather now had a son named Abraham and my great great grandfather was not
on the census. Naturally, I assumed he had died between 1900 and 1904 when
Abraham #2 was born. I spent a lot of time looking for the death record of
Abraham Haas in the Philadelphia City Archives to no avail. When I found that
the real name of the family was Povlotsky I found my great great grandfather,
still using the name Abraham on the 1910, 1920 and 1930 census.

Then with my Specter family, I was told that my cousin Murray was named after
his grandfather Morris (Moische) who was >from Boguslar, Ukraine. Then Morris had
a daughter named Harriet who named her daughter Harriet as well. Now, Harriet
#1was named Essie when she was born, was "Nannie" on the 1900 census and Hannah
on the 1920 census.

Would using a different surname (in the case of the Haas/Povlotsky family) make
it acceptable to name a child after a living relative and/or was it acceptable
for a person to name her child after the name she had adopted for herself if
that was not her given name at birth? Is this tradition of not naming after a
living person not strictly adhered to among Ukrainians? I have not found any of
these instances in my Polish family.

Meryl Rizzotti
Researching the names: POVLOTSKY, BASOI, SPECTER, SLEPAK, TEPEROWICZ, CYMES,
KREZEWIN


Next JOWBR Update #warsaw #poland

Nolan Altman
 

Hi all,

JewishGen's JOWBR (JewishGen's Online Worldwide Burial Registry) database
will be updated at year-end and will include all submissions received
through November 30th, 2011.

I know many of you did not have time to complete your projects for the
pre-conference update in July, so hopefully you will be able to submit your
data / photos for the year-end update. Also, I've received many emails
regarding new projects that were scheduled after the Washington conference
and through this fall. (Please keep in mind that we request complete
cemeteries or cemetery sections. We cannot accept individual family data.)

A listing of our current holdings can be found at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/tree/CemList.htm For
information on how to submit data / photos, please see
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/Submit.htm or you can watch our
step-by-step screencasts at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/Screencasts/ If you have any
questions, please feel free to contact me at NAltman@JewishGen.org

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


Warszawa Research Group #Warsaw #Poland Next JOWBR Update #warsaw #poland

Nolan Altman
 

Hi all,

JewishGen's JOWBR (JewishGen's Online Worldwide Burial Registry) database
will be updated at year-end and will include all submissions received
through November 30th, 2011.

I know many of you did not have time to complete your projects for the
pre-conference update in July, so hopefully you will be able to submit your
data / photos for the year-end update. Also, I've received many emails
regarding new projects that were scheduled after the Washington conference
and through this fall. (Please keep in mind that we request complete
cemeteries or cemetery sections. We cannot accept individual family data.)

A listing of our current holdings can be found at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/tree/CemList.htm For
information on how to submit data / photos, please see
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/Submit.htm or you can watch our
step-by-step screencasts at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/Screencasts/ If you have any
questions, please feel free to contact me at NAltman@JewishGen.org

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


Info from Sochaczew/Warsawa #poland #warsaw

ruthfire@...
 

Where will I find birth/marriage/death records >from Sochaczew/Warsawa
Poland.
Thank you. Researching Widawer, Schneider. Ruth Vidaver Firestone


Warszawa Research Group #Warsaw #Poland Info from Sochaczew/Warsawa #warsaw #poland

ruthfire@...
 

Where will I find birth/marriage/death records >from Sochaczew/Warsawa
Poland.
Thank you. Researching Widawer, Schneider. Ruth Vidaver Firestone


ABRAMOWITZ/LUBETSKY/PELTZ families New York #general

Carole <daviescarole@...>
 

I am looking for descendants of Frances (Feigele, b1888) and Morris (Moishe
Yankel) ABRAMOWITZ (b 1887) >from Belarus.

They came to the Bronx, New York around 1930 with 4 children:-

Eli (b 1912) married Trudy, Caroline (b 1917) married unknown Daitch then
Ike Goldstein, Beatrice (b 1921)

and Milton (b 1926). Another son Kalman was born in New York. He joined the
Israeli Navy.

The family moved to Florida sometime in the 1950's and we never heard from
them again.

I do not know Frances's surname before she married, or her mother's first
name but her grandfather was Zvi/Harris/Hershel LUBETSKY and he was a
Levite.

Her mother's siblings were Joseph, Sam and Isaac LUBETSKY, Shoshanna
ZERNITSKY and Minka YARMOLOFSKY.

All had descendants in New York apart >from Isaac (my Great Grandfather) who
settled in Leeds, England.

Frances had 2 brothers- Ephraim and Max (Surname unknown)

Ephraim had a daughter (possibly Elsie) who married Sy PELTZ. Their children
are Myrna and David PELTZ (b 1940's)

Any information or help would be much appreciated. Thank you in advance and
please respond privately.

Carole Davies
Leeds, England
daviescarole@sky.com

Researching LUBETSKY, ABRAMOWITZ, PELTZ


JewishGen Screencasts: A reminder #romania

bounce-2304709-772976@...
 

We have created a series of screencasts (5 minute videos) to help
JewishGenners.
You can find them on the first-timer page:
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen/FirstTimer.html
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Click on the webcast to view...just give us a moment to load using
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Prepare For Your Search (for USA researchers)
JewishGen Educational Courses
How to Navigate JewishGen
Find Your Ancestral Town
Communicate with Other Researchers using JGFF
Special Interest Groups and Hosted Organizations: Jewish Records
Indexing - Poland
Jewish Genealogy Websites - Part I (JewishGen and IAJGS/JGS)
Jewish Genealogy Websites - Part II
...and feel free to comment

Phyllis Kramer
V.P.Education, JewishGen Inc
phylliskramer1@gmail.com
www.JewishGen.org/education


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen ABRAMOWITZ/LUBETSKY/PELTZ families New York #general

Carole <daviescarole@...>
 

I am looking for descendants of Frances (Feigele, b1888) and Morris (Moishe
Yankel) ABRAMOWITZ (b 1887) >from Belarus.

They came to the Bronx, New York around 1930 with 4 children:-

Eli (b 1912) married Trudy, Caroline (b 1917) married unknown Daitch then
Ike Goldstein, Beatrice (b 1921)

and Milton (b 1926). Another son Kalman was born in New York. He joined the
Israeli Navy.

The family moved to Florida sometime in the 1950's and we never heard from
them again.

I do not know Frances's surname before she married, or her mother's first
name but her grandfather was Zvi/Harris/Hershel LUBETSKY and he was a
Levite.

Her mother's siblings were Joseph, Sam and Isaac LUBETSKY, Shoshanna
ZERNITSKY and Minka YARMOLOFSKY.

All had descendants in New York apart >from Isaac (my Great Grandfather) who
settled in Leeds, England.

Frances had 2 brothers- Ephraim and Max (Surname unknown)

Ephraim had a daughter (possibly Elsie) who married Sy PELTZ. Their children
are Myrna and David PELTZ (b 1940's)

Any information or help would be much appreciated. Thank you in advance and
please respond privately.

Carole Davies
Leeds, England
daviescarole@sky.com

Researching LUBETSKY, ABRAMOWITZ, PELTZ


Romania SIG #Romania JewishGen Screencasts: A reminder #romania

bounce-2304709-772976@...
 

We have created a series of screencasts (5 minute videos) to help
JewishGenners.
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Click on the webcast to view...just give us a moment to load using
chrome (other browsers may take longer)...

Prepare For Your Search (for USA researchers)
JewishGen Educational Courses
How to Navigate JewishGen
Find Your Ancestral Town
Communicate with Other Researchers using JGFF
Special Interest Groups and Hosted Organizations: Jewish Records
Indexing - Poland
Jewish Genealogy Websites - Part I (JewishGen and IAJGS/JGS)
Jewish Genealogy Websites - Part II
...and feel free to comment

Phyllis Kramer
V.P.Education, JewishGen Inc
phylliskramer1@gmail.com
www.JewishGen.org/education


Need help looking up Philadelphia obits #general

Beth Downing <BethDowning@...>
 

I am trying to find the obituaries of my gggrandparents in Philadelphia.
I've checked the indexes of the Philadelphia Jewish Exponent and can't find
them there, so I'm guessing the Philadelphia Inquirer would be the next
place to look. Their names and death dates are: Theodore KANTOR: 13 June 1926
and Jennie KANTOR: 28 September 1945.

If anyone is in the Philadelphia area and is able to look these up for me
or has any other ideas as to where I might find their obits, please let me know.

Many thanks,

Beth Broodno Downing

Researching: BRUDNO, BROODNO, KLEINBERG, GREENBERG, GRUNBERG, WEISS, KANTOR,
FOX, GOLD, LEBOWITZ


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Need help looking up Philadelphia obits #general

Beth Downing <BethDowning@...>
 

I am trying to find the obituaries of my gggrandparents in Philadelphia.
I've checked the indexes of the Philadelphia Jewish Exponent and can't find
them there, so I'm guessing the Philadelphia Inquirer would be the next
place to look. Their names and death dates are: Theodore KANTOR: 13 June 1926
and Jennie KANTOR: 28 September 1945.

If anyone is in the Philadelphia area and is able to look these up for me
or has any other ideas as to where I might find their obits, please let me know.

Many thanks,

Beth Broodno Downing

Researching: BRUDNO, BROODNO, KLEINBERG, GREENBERG, GRUNBERG, WEISS, KANTOR,
FOX, GOLD, LEBOWITZ


JewishGen Screencasts: A reminder #general

Phyllis Kramer
 

We have created a series of screencasts (5 minute videos) to help JewishGenners.

You can find them on the first-timer page:
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or the Learning Center page: http://www.jewishgen.org/education/

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(other browsers may take longer)...

Prepare For Your Search (for USA researchers)
JewishGen Educational Courses
How to Navigate JewishGen
Find Your Ancestral Town
Communicate with Other Researchers using JGFF
Special Interest Groups and Hosted Organizations: Jewish Records
Indexing - Poland
Jewish Genealogy Websites - Part I (JewishGen and IAJGS/JGS)
Jewish Genealogy Websites - Part II
...and feel free to comment

Phyllis Kramer
V.P.Education, JewishGen Inc
phylliskramer1@gmail.com
www.JewishGen.org/education


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JewishGen Screencasts: A reminder #general

Phyllis Kramer
 

We have created a series of screencasts (5 minute videos) to help JewishGenners.

You can find them on the first-timer page:
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen/FirstTimer.html
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(other browsers may take longer)...

Prepare For Your Search (for USA researchers)
JewishGen Educational Courses
How to Navigate JewishGen
Find Your Ancestral Town
Communicate with Other Researchers using JGFF
Special Interest Groups and Hosted Organizations: Jewish Records
Indexing - Poland
Jewish Genealogy Websites - Part I (JewishGen and IAJGS/JGS)
Jewish Genealogy Websites - Part II
...and feel free to comment

Phyllis Kramer
V.P.Education, JewishGen Inc
phylliskramer1@gmail.com
www.JewishGen.org/education

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