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Baby Naming #belarus

Alan Schwartz
 

My paternal grandfather came >from Mogilev, Belarus and my paternal grandmother
from Warsaw.
They named their daughter after grandfathers sister, a son after grandmothers
brother and a son
after grandfathers father. These people were all alive at the time. I always
thought that by tradition
babies were named after deceased relatives, I would like to know if anyone can
furnish any information
on this.

Sincerely,
Alan L Schwartz


Belarus SIG #Belarus Baby Naming #belarus

Alan Schwartz
 

My paternal grandfather came >from Mogilev, Belarus and my paternal grandmother
from Warsaw.
They named their daughter after grandfathers sister, a son after grandmothers
brother and a son
after grandfathers father. These people were all alive at the time. I always
thought that by tradition
babies were named after deceased relatives, I would like to know if anyone can
furnish any information
on this.

Sincerely,
Alan L Schwartz


Russian-Jewish Fallen Soldiers in WW I (from Polish Gubernias) now online #belarus

Stanley Diamond
 

Jewish Records Indexing - Poland is pleased to announce the
addition of 4300 records to our database >from an unusual source,
"Russian-Jewish Fallen Soldiers in WWI" published in a Russian
newspaper.

A full description of the project is linked >from the navigation bar on
the JRI-Poland home page www.jri-poland.org under "projects."

Project history
~~~~~~~~~~~~
In early 2013, Jewish Records Indexing - Poland learned of the
availability of these lists of Russian casualties >from WWI for the
years 1914-1916.

Under the coordination of Joel Ratner, Jewish genealogical Special
Interest Groups were invited to collaborate on a project to create
detailed extracts of all information in these Russian language lists.
(While the lists for 1917 and 1918 are not currently available, it is
hoped that they will also be scanned and accessible for extraction.)

JRI-Poland undertook the extraction of all Polish Gubernias and the
former Grodno Gubernia (for which a large area covers current part
of Poland). The work was carried out by a retired archivist in Poland
familiar with all aspects of Jewish records, surnames and given names.

The lists are published on the website of the Russian State Library
(www.rsl.ru). There are images of more than 50,000 pages covering
the years 1914-1916.

Many of the Russian Gubernias (provinces) did not have sizeable Jewish
populations and thus many pages did not include Jewish soldiers. For
Gubernias with a significant numbers of Jews, the ratio of Jewish to
non-Jewish soldiers listed is still relatively small.

Overview of Polish data
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
The following fields appear in the record entries:

Family Name
Given Name
Patronymic
Rank
Religion
Marital Status
Gubernia (where the list was compiled)
Uyezd (district where soldier originated)
Town (town where soldier originated)
Status
Date (when soldier declared dead, wounded or missing in action)

Although the publication is Russian, the names were transliterated into
Polish spelling for consistency with vital records.

The database includes 4310 soldiers with 3365 different surnames.
2532 were listed as Missing in Action, 1333 Killed in Action, 332
Wounded and 2 AWOL (absent without leave). A frequency list of all
SURNAMES extracted >from the database can be viewed at
www.jri-poland.org/russian-jewish-fallen-soldiers-ww1-surnames.htm

More than 1000 towns are represented; understandably, most soldiers
were >from the larger centers of Warsaw (317), Lodz (194), Lublin (97),
Bialystok (66) and Grodno (59). Note, however, town names were only
mentioned in 3/4 of the entries. Where town names are not included, the
Powiat (District) is often provided. A frequency list of all TOWN names
extracted >from the database can be viewed at
www.jri-poland.org/russian-jewish-fallen-soldiers-ww1-towns.htm

The Gubernias with the highest number of soldiers were Grodno (872),
Warszawa (801), Lublin (701) and Piotrkow (588).

The lists were of lower rank soldiers and identified as: Private (3142),
Rifleman (463), Shooter (191), Grenadier (165), Lance Corporal (132),
Gunner (71), Junior Sergeant (23), Artillery (17), Drummer (5), Senior
Sergeant (5).

The project page also has a downloadable Excel file with a detailed
analysis of the above data.

Accessing the data
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
All information appearing in the original publication of the Russian-
Jewish Fallen Soldiers lists has been included in the database.
There is no further information available. Sample entries >from the
original source appear on the project page.

Funding - Your donations are needed
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Jewish Records Indexing - Poland fundraising is typically
"shtetl-specific" with researchers interested in specific towns asked
to contribute to the funding of their town's data. However, the Russian-
Jewish Fallen Soldiers of World War I project includes residents of
more than 1000 towns. Thus the "shtetl-specific" fundraising model
does not apply.

We are pleased to advise that The San Francisco Bay Area Jewish
Genealogical Society has made a generous grant to JRI-Poland for
this project, funding 40% of its cost, and enabling JRI-Poland to
release the data prior to the project being fully funded.

It is our hope that researchers making discoveries of family members
will make a contribution of their choice to the project in order to
enable JRI-Poland to complete the funding. No amount is too small.
Please click here to make your donation.
http://www.jri-poland.org/support.htm

JRI-Poland is an independent non-profit tax-exempt Organization
under Section 501(c)(3) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code. Under
special arrangement, JRI-Poland data is also displayed in the
JewishGen All-Poland database results.

Stanley Diamond
For the Board of Jewish Records Indexing - Poland


Belarus SIG #Belarus Russian-Jewish Fallen Soldiers in WW I (from Polish Gubernias) now online #belarus

Stanley Diamond
 

Jewish Records Indexing - Poland is pleased to announce the
addition of 4300 records to our database >from an unusual source,
"Russian-Jewish Fallen Soldiers in WWI" published in a Russian
newspaper.

A full description of the project is linked >from the navigation bar on
the JRI-Poland home page www.jri-poland.org under "projects."

Project history
~~~~~~~~~~~~
In early 2013, Jewish Records Indexing - Poland learned of the
availability of these lists of Russian casualties >from WWI for the
years 1914-1916.

Under the coordination of Joel Ratner, Jewish genealogical Special
Interest Groups were invited to collaborate on a project to create
detailed extracts of all information in these Russian language lists.
(While the lists for 1917 and 1918 are not currently available, it is
hoped that they will also be scanned and accessible for extraction.)

JRI-Poland undertook the extraction of all Polish Gubernias and the
former Grodno Gubernia (for which a large area covers current part
of Poland). The work was carried out by a retired archivist in Poland
familiar with all aspects of Jewish records, surnames and given names.

The lists are published on the website of the Russian State Library
(www.rsl.ru). There are images of more than 50,000 pages covering
the years 1914-1916.

Many of the Russian Gubernias (provinces) did not have sizeable Jewish
populations and thus many pages did not include Jewish soldiers. For
Gubernias with a significant numbers of Jews, the ratio of Jewish to
non-Jewish soldiers listed is still relatively small.

Overview of Polish data
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
The following fields appear in the record entries:

Family Name
Given Name
Patronymic
Rank
Religion
Marital Status
Gubernia (where the list was compiled)
Uyezd (district where soldier originated)
Town (town where soldier originated)
Status
Date (when soldier declared dead, wounded or missing in action)

Although the publication is Russian, the names were transliterated into
Polish spelling for consistency with vital records.

The database includes 4310 soldiers with 3365 different surnames.
2532 were listed as Missing in Action, 1333 Killed in Action, 332
Wounded and 2 AWOL (absent without leave). A frequency list of all
SURNAMES extracted >from the database can be viewed at
www.jri-poland.org/russian-jewish-fallen-soldiers-ww1-surnames.htm

More than 1000 towns are represented; understandably, most soldiers
were >from the larger centers of Warsaw (317), Lodz (194), Lublin (97),
Bialystok (66) and Grodno (59). Note, however, town names were only
mentioned in 3/4 of the entries. Where town names are not included, the
Powiat (District) is often provided. A frequency list of all TOWN names
extracted >from the database can be viewed at
www.jri-poland.org/russian-jewish-fallen-soldiers-ww1-towns.htm

The Gubernias with the highest number of soldiers were Grodno (872),
Warszawa (801), Lublin (701) and Piotrkow (588).

The lists were of lower rank soldiers and identified as: Private (3142),
Rifleman (463), Shooter (191), Grenadier (165), Lance Corporal (132),
Gunner (71), Junior Sergeant (23), Artillery (17), Drummer (5), Senior
Sergeant (5).

The project page also has a downloadable Excel file with a detailed
analysis of the above data.

Accessing the data
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
All information appearing in the original publication of the Russian-
Jewish Fallen Soldiers lists has been included in the database.
There is no further information available. Sample entries >from the
original source appear on the project page.

Funding - Your donations are needed
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Jewish Records Indexing - Poland fundraising is typically
"shtetl-specific" with researchers interested in specific towns asked
to contribute to the funding of their town's data. However, the Russian-
Jewish Fallen Soldiers of World War I project includes residents of
more than 1000 towns. Thus the "shtetl-specific" fundraising model
does not apply.

We are pleased to advise that The San Francisco Bay Area Jewish
Genealogical Society has made a generous grant to JRI-Poland for
this project, funding 40% of its cost, and enabling JRI-Poland to
release the data prior to the project being fully funded.

It is our hope that researchers making discoveries of family members
will make a contribution of their choice to the project in order to
enable JRI-Poland to complete the funding. No amount is too small.
Please click here to make your donation.
http://www.jri-poland.org/support.htm

JRI-Poland is an independent non-profit tax-exempt Organization
under Section 501(c)(3) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code. Under
special arrangement, JRI-Poland data is also displayed in the
JewishGen All-Poland database results.

Stanley Diamond
For the Board of Jewish Records Indexing - Poland


Seeking DRASNAN (all possible spellings) in Belarus and USA #belarus

Susan Goldsmith
 

Dear SIG,

If there are any DRASNINs (all possible spellings) whose family came >from
Dolginovo, Belarus, please contact me.

I have not been able to find my great grandmother Rachel Leia or Lena Drasnan
Horowicz's death or burial information in almost fifteen years of looking.
She was born in ~1841 in or near Dolginovo (Dolhinow), now Belarus. I do not
know her parents' or siblings names. After her husband Leib Horowicz died in 1905,
she emigrated to the States with her three children Efroim (my grandfather) and
his twin sisters Freide and Dora. They arrived in NYC July 11, 1905.

Lena was a baker in Dolginovo. I have a letter my grandfather sent to her
in 1907 c/o Ginsburg & Klausner, P.O.Box 107, S. Fallsburg Station, NY where I
believe she was working, perhaps in a bakery or for a resort.

I believe she died ~1911 but I don't know where. Efroim's wife and son are
buried in Mt. Hebron Cemetery (Cong Beit Abraham Anshei Dolhinow). Lena's daughter Dora is buried in Mt. Zion Cemetery, Lena's daughter Freide is buried in Mt. David Cemetery.

Thank you for your suggestions.
Best Regards,
Susan Goldsmith
San Francisco Bay Area, California

Researching GOLDSHMID, GITTES (GADYE, GADIE), FILVINSKY (PILVINSKY),
SHLOMOVICH (SHLIOMOVICH)Lithuania
TOBIAS (TOUBES), DRASNAN, ROZANSKY, HOROWICZ Dolginovo, Stolbtsy,
ovvy Sverzhen, Mir, Belarus
WAKSMAN, SONENBLIK Ostrowiec, Sandomierz, Poland
DAVIS(DAVID), HAFNER Botosani, Romania


Belarus SIG #Belarus Seeking DRASNAN (all possible spellings) in Belarus and USA #belarus

Susan Goldsmith
 

Dear SIG,

If there are any DRASNINs (all possible spellings) whose family came >from
Dolginovo, Belarus, please contact me.

I have not been able to find my great grandmother Rachel Leia or Lena Drasnan
Horowicz's death or burial information in almost fifteen years of looking.
She was born in ~1841 in or near Dolginovo (Dolhinow), now Belarus. I do not
know her parents' or siblings names. After her husband Leib Horowicz died in 1905,
she emigrated to the States with her three children Efroim (my grandfather) and
his twin sisters Freide and Dora. They arrived in NYC July 11, 1905.

Lena was a baker in Dolginovo. I have a letter my grandfather sent to her
in 1907 c/o Ginsburg & Klausner, P.O.Box 107, S. Fallsburg Station, NY where I
believe she was working, perhaps in a bakery or for a resort.

I believe she died ~1911 but I don't know where. Efroim's wife and son are
buried in Mt. Hebron Cemetery (Cong Beit Abraham Anshei Dolhinow). Lena's daughter Dora is buried in Mt. Zion Cemetery, Lena's daughter Freide is buried in Mt. David Cemetery.

Thank you for your suggestions.
Best Regards,
Susan Goldsmith
San Francisco Bay Area, California

Researching GOLDSHMID, GITTES (GADYE, GADIE), FILVINSKY (PILVINSKY),
SHLOMOVICH (SHLIOMOVICH)Lithuania
TOBIAS (TOUBES), DRASNAN, ROZANSKY, HOROWICZ Dolginovo, Stolbtsy,
ovvy Sverzhen, Mir, Belarus
WAKSMAN, SONENBLIK Ostrowiec, Sandomierz, Poland
DAVIS(DAVID), HAFNER Botosani, Romania


Can you help revamp the Belarus SIG web site? #belarus

Sfingold
 

Hi group-
The Belarus SIG coordinators would like to simplify and improve the
Belarus SIG web site. We've gotten some good ideas >from our neighbors in
the Ukraine SIG. But, we can't do it ourselves. We're swamped with other
projects (like research!)Do any of you talented members want to help out?
We are thinking of two positions: one for someone with website design and
implementation skills, second one for someone who has web programming skills.
Any takers? Anyone who wants to make a big difference in the lives of
researchers globally?

If you are interested, please reply to me at sfingold@...

Sharon Fingold


Rom-SIG Volunteeres #romania

Rosanne Leeson
 

Dear All,

We are trying to fill in our knowledge of all the wonderful things that
Bob Wascou manages, and would very much appreciate hearing >from any of
you who have worked, or are working, on doing data entry or validation
for him for our Romania Database on JewishGen.

Please contact me with your information at the email address below.

Many thanks,
Rosanne Leeson
Co-Coordinator Rom-SIG
rdleeson@...


Belarus SIG #Belarus Can you help revamp the Belarus SIG web site? #belarus

Sfingold
 

Hi group-
The Belarus SIG coordinators would like to simplify and improve the
Belarus SIG web site. We've gotten some good ideas >from our neighbors in
the Ukraine SIG. But, we can't do it ourselves. We're swamped with other
projects (like research!)Do any of you talented members want to help out?
We are thinking of two positions: one for someone with website design and
implementation skills, second one for someone who has web programming skills.
Any takers? Anyone who wants to make a big difference in the lives of
researchers globally?

If you are interested, please reply to me at sfingold@...

Sharon Fingold


Romania SIG #Romania Rom-SIG Volunteeres #romania

Rosanne Leeson
 

Dear All,

We are trying to fill in our knowledge of all the wonderful things that
Bob Wascou manages, and would very much appreciate hearing >from any of
you who have worked, or are working, on doing data entry or validation
for him for our Romania Database on JewishGen.

Please contact me with your information at the email address below.

Many thanks,
Rosanne Leeson
Co-Coordinator Rom-SIG
rdleeson@...


JewishGen Education offers 2 courses in March #latinamerica

Nancy Holden
 

JewishGen Education offers 2 courses in March. Which course is right
for you? Read the course descriptions. http://www.jewishgen.org/education
1. Independent Study scheduled February 28 to March 28, 2013.
2. Beginning Jewish Genealogy in the U.S. scheduled Mar 16 to April 13, 2014

The popular, Independent Study, taught by Nancy Holden is a way have an
on hand mentor for your private project. You choose the project. This
session will follow the format of other JewishGen Education classes using
one-on-one consultations via our private internet Forum. The Forum is open
24/7 to accommodate students in various time zones.

To qualify for this class we ask that you submit a few paragraphs about
your project. You will find the course description and application at
http://www.jewishgen.org/education under Independent Study. This will be a
Do-it-Yourself, computer-based, online seminar. Individual readings will be
posted according to your research needs.
To get the most out of this course, you will need 8-10 hours a week and
commit to posting to the forum as you go along. Enrollment is limited (10
students). Please send your qualifying paragraph to Nancy Holden. Tuition:
$150 to be paid after acceptance to the class.
jewishgen-education@...

For more information: http://www.jewishgen.org/education

Nancy Holden


Latin America #LatinAmerica JewishGen Education offers 2 courses in March #latinamerica

Nancy Holden
 

JewishGen Education offers 2 courses in March. Which course is right
for you? Read the course descriptions. http://www.jewishgen.org/education
1. Independent Study scheduled February 28 to March 28, 2013.
2. Beginning Jewish Genealogy in the U.S. scheduled Mar 16 to April 13, 2014

The popular, Independent Study, taught by Nancy Holden is a way have an
on hand mentor for your private project. You choose the project. This
session will follow the format of other JewishGen Education classes using
one-on-one consultations via our private internet Forum. The Forum is open
24/7 to accommodate students in various time zones.

To qualify for this class we ask that you submit a few paragraphs about
your project. You will find the course description and application at
http://www.jewishgen.org/education under Independent Study. This will be a
Do-it-Yourself, computer-based, online seminar. Individual readings will be
posted according to your research needs.
To get the most out of this course, you will need 8-10 hours a week and
commit to posting to the forum as you go along. Enrollment is limited (10
students). Please send your qualifying paragraph to Nancy Holden. Tuition:
$150 to be paid after acceptance to the class.
jewishgen-education@...

For more information: http://www.jewishgen.org/education

Nancy Holden


Re: warszawa digest: January 31, 2014 #warsaw #poland

LisaGlen18@...
 

My father and his family lived at Ptasia 4. The street has since been destro=
yed. How do I found out where it was and who owned the building before WW2?

Lisa Glenner

moderator's answer: The Warszawa Research Group volounteers did just that for you:
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Poland/WarszawaHomeowners.htm


Warszawa Research Group #Warsaw #Poland Re: warszawa digest: January 31, 2014 #warsaw #poland

LisaGlen18@...
 

My father and his family lived at Ptasia 4. The street has since been destro=
yed. How do I found out where it was and who owned the building before WW2?

Lisa Glenner

moderator's answer: The Warszawa Research Group volounteers did just that for you:
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Poland/WarszawaHomeowners.htm


Warsaw gas bills? #warsaw #poland

Peter Lebensold
 

Does anyone know where I can find online the Warsaw gas bills (>from 1939 or=
so) that used to be at=A0http://warsawa.ghetto.pl/=A0?=A0=A0That link seem=
s to no longer be active.=0A=
=0A=
Thank you.=0A=
=0A=
Peter Lebensold=0A=
Toronto =


Warszawa Research Group #Warsaw #Poland Warsaw gas bills? #warsaw #poland

Peter Lebensold
 

Does anyone know where I can find online the Warsaw gas bills (>from 1939 or=
so) that used to be at=A0http://warsawa.ghetto.pl/=A0?=A0=A0That link seem=
s to no longer be active.=0A=
=0A=
Thank you.=0A=
=0A=
Peter Lebensold=0A=
Toronto =


ViewMate translation Yiddish #warsaw #poland

winkin@...
 

I posted two ViewMate images # 32140 and # 32141. I would appreciate
an exact translation of the writing on the back of the photo, as well
as any help or clues as to where this photo was taken. Perhaps someone
might also recognize any of the people in the photo.

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM32140
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM32141


This 1937 shabbat dinner photo is connected to the Ekman family. My
great aunt Chana and a brother are in the center of this photo. Chana
is the dark haired young girl towards the back in a white or light
jacket and her brother-I'm not sure which one- is to the right of her.
The family was >from Ilya,Belarus. Some of Chana's older siblings and
other family members moved away to Warsaw much earlier on. I have no
idea where the photo was taken (Ilya, Warsaw or somewhere else?), what
the writing on the back says and who wrote it.

Thanks so much for taking the time to review them,
Clare Godholm
Belfast, Maine

Researching:
EKMAN: Ilya, Belarus, Warsaw, USA, Argentina
NEUMAN: Monasterzyska, Galicia, NYC


Warszawa Research Group #Warsaw #Poland ViewMate translation Yiddish #warsaw #poland

winkin@...
 

I posted two ViewMate images # 32140 and # 32141. I would appreciate
an exact translation of the writing on the back of the photo, as well
as any help or clues as to where this photo was taken. Perhaps someone
might also recognize any of the people in the photo.

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM32140
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM32141


This 1937 shabbat dinner photo is connected to the Ekman family. My
great aunt Chana and a brother are in the center of this photo. Chana
is the dark haired young girl towards the back in a white or light
jacket and her brother-I'm not sure which one- is to the right of her.
The family was >from Ilya,Belarus. Some of Chana's older siblings and
other family members moved away to Warsaw much earlier on. I have no
idea where the photo was taken (Ilya, Warsaw or somewhere else?), what
the writing on the back says and who wrote it.

Thanks so much for taking the time to review them,
Clare Godholm
Belfast, Maine

Researching:
EKMAN: Ilya, Belarus, Warsaw, USA, Argentina
NEUMAN: Monasterzyska, Galicia, NYC


JewishGen Education offers 2 courses in March #warsaw #poland

Nancy Holden
 

JewishGen Education offers 2 courses in March. Which course is right
for you? Read the course descriptions. http://www.jewishgen.org/education
1. Independent Study scheduled February 28 to March 28, 2013.
2. Beginning Jewish Genealogy in the U.S. scheduled Mar 16 to April 13, 2014

The popular, Independent Study, taught by Nancy Holden is a way have an
on hand mentor for your private project. You choose the project. This
session will follow the format of other JewishGen Education classes using
one-on-one consultations via our private internet Forum. The Forum is open
24/7 to accommodate students in various time zones.

To qualify for this class we ask that you submit a few paragraphs about
your project. You will find the course description and application at
http://www.jewishgen.org/education under Independent Study. This will be a
Do-it-Yourself, computer-based, online seminar. Individual readings will be
posted according to your research needs.
To get the most out of this course, you will need 8-10 hours a week and
commit to posting to the forum as you go along. Enrollment is limited (10
students). Please send your qualifying paragraph to Nancy Holden. Tuition:
$150 to be paid after acceptance to the class.
jewishgen-education@...

For more information: http://www.jewishgen.org/education

Nancy Holden


Warszawa Research Group #Warsaw #Poland JewishGen Education offers 2 courses in March #warsaw #poland

Nancy Holden
 

JewishGen Education offers 2 courses in March. Which course is right
for you? Read the course descriptions. http://www.jewishgen.org/education
1. Independent Study scheduled February 28 to March 28, 2013.
2. Beginning Jewish Genealogy in the U.S. scheduled Mar 16 to April 13, 2014

The popular, Independent Study, taught by Nancy Holden is a way have an
on hand mentor for your private project. You choose the project. This
session will follow the format of other JewishGen Education classes using
one-on-one consultations via our private internet Forum. The Forum is open
24/7 to accommodate students in various time zones.

To qualify for this class we ask that you submit a few paragraphs about
your project. You will find the course description and application at
http://www.jewishgen.org/education under Independent Study. This will be a
Do-it-Yourself, computer-based, online seminar. Individual readings will be
posted according to your research needs.
To get the most out of this course, you will need 8-10 hours a week and
commit to posting to the forum as you go along. Enrollment is limited (10
students). Please send your qualifying paragraph to Nancy Holden. Tuition:
$150 to be paid after acceptance to the class.
jewishgen-education@...

For more information: http://www.jewishgen.org/education

Nancy Holden

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