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IAJGS Report #austria-czech

E. Randol Schoenberg
 

We had a terrific turnout in Seattle for the Austria-Czech day at the IAJGS Jewish genealogy
conference. The day began with our guest speaker Vaclav (Fred) Chvatal speaking about
early migration to small Bohemian villages. Then we had a large SIG meeting where everyone
introduced themselves. It was great to see one of our early SIG founders, Barry Spinak, who
may have accidentally volunteered to take over the webmaster position again, so our web
pages can be updated. :-) We talked about our need to index all of the town records on
Badatelna, following the example set by Art Spira, who recently added over 9,000 records
from Trebic to JewishGen. Our luncheon speaker Thomas Fuerth regaled us once again with
a fabulous walk through the crowded old Jewish town in Prague, following a family through
several generations, showing where they lived with old photos and paintings of the town.
After lunch I presented my annual "What's New in Austrian and Czech Genealogy"
presentation. The powerpoint can be downloaded at http://tinyurl.com/jeeny66. In the late
afternoon Vivian Kahn spoke about migration to Hungary and Burgenland >from Bohemia and
Moravia. We had a lively discussion afterwards. In the evening Tony Kahane spoke about
members of the Viennese Schifferes family who were sent to Dachau, Drancy and Auschwitz.

After it was all done, Alex Calzareth told me about some amazing Prague death registers that
he found online at the Jewish Theological Seminary

1680 - 1857: http://garfield.jtsa.edu:1801/webclient/DeliveryManager?pid=143974&custom_att_2=direct
1857 - 1868: http://garfield.jtsa.edu:1801/webclient/DeliveryManager?pid=141338&custom_att_2=direct
1870 - 1890: http://garfield.jtsa.edu:1801/webclient/DeliveryManager?pid=41125&custom_att_2=direct

These kept me up very late as I pushed back my Prague family another generation and
discovered two new family names (MISLAP and RAUSNITZ)!

Thanks everyone who attended, and especially to our conference coordinator Vera Finberg,
who worked so hard to make everything such a success. We are already talking about next year
in Orlando, Florida.

The conference last until Friday, and I have another talk today on Collaborative Genealogy on
Geni.com (powerpoint at tinyurl.com/grotgdm). With so many of us working together, and the
availability of so many records, it's obvious that we have the best SIG in all of Jewish
genealogy!

Randy Schoenberg
Los Angeles, CA
Austria-Czech SIG Coordinator/Moderator


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech IAJGS Report #austria-czech

E. Randol Schoenberg
 

We had a terrific turnout in Seattle for the Austria-Czech day at the IAJGS Jewish genealogy
conference. The day began with our guest speaker Vaclav (Fred) Chvatal speaking about
early migration to small Bohemian villages. Then we had a large SIG meeting where everyone
introduced themselves. It was great to see one of our early SIG founders, Barry Spinak, who
may have accidentally volunteered to take over the webmaster position again, so our web
pages can be updated. :-) We talked about our need to index all of the town records on
Badatelna, following the example set by Art Spira, who recently added over 9,000 records
from Trebic to JewishGen. Our luncheon speaker Thomas Fuerth regaled us once again with
a fabulous walk through the crowded old Jewish town in Prague, following a family through
several generations, showing where they lived with old photos and paintings of the town.
After lunch I presented my annual "What's New in Austrian and Czech Genealogy"
presentation. The powerpoint can be downloaded at http://tinyurl.com/jeeny66. In the late
afternoon Vivian Kahn spoke about migration to Hungary and Burgenland >from Bohemia and
Moravia. We had a lively discussion afterwards. In the evening Tony Kahane spoke about
members of the Viennese Schifferes family who were sent to Dachau, Drancy and Auschwitz.

After it was all done, Alex Calzareth told me about some amazing Prague death registers that
he found online at the Jewish Theological Seminary

1680 - 1857: http://garfield.jtsa.edu:1801/webclient/DeliveryManager?pid=143974&custom_att_2=direct
1857 - 1868: http://garfield.jtsa.edu:1801/webclient/DeliveryManager?pid=141338&custom_att_2=direct
1870 - 1890: http://garfield.jtsa.edu:1801/webclient/DeliveryManager?pid=41125&custom_att_2=direct

These kept me up very late as I pushed back my Prague family another generation and
discovered two new family names (MISLAP and RAUSNITZ)!

Thanks everyone who attended, and especially to our conference coordinator Vera Finberg,
who worked so hard to make everything such a success. We are already talking about next year
in Orlando, Florida.

The conference last until Friday, and I have another talk today on Collaborative Genealogy on
Geni.com (powerpoint at tinyurl.com/grotgdm). With so many of us working together, and the
availability of so many records, it's obvious that we have the best SIG in all of Jewish
genealogy!

Randy Schoenberg
Los Angeles, CA
Austria-Czech SIG Coordinator/Moderator


Handout from Peter Lande's talk on German Jews in the Holocaust #germany

Jeanette R Rosenberg OBE
 

Dear GerSIG Members

Here is a link to the URLs >from Peter Lande's talk this afternoon: [*]

http://wp.me/p3cjNY-3s

His talk was "German Jews in the Holocaust: New Sources of Information."

More soon!

Jeanette R Rosenberg OBE - Jeanette.R.Rosenberg@googlemail.com

* Wednesday, 10 August, 2016, at Seattle 2016 - IAJGS Conference


German SIG #Germany Handout from Peter Lande's talk on German Jews in the Holocaust #germany

Jeanette R Rosenberg OBE
 

Dear GerSIG Members

Here is a link to the URLs >from Peter Lande's talk this afternoon: [*]

http://wp.me/p3cjNY-3s

His talk was "German Jews in the Holocaust: New Sources of Information."

More soon!

Jeanette R Rosenberg OBE - Jeanette.R.Rosenberg@googlemail.com

* Wednesday, 10 August, 2016, at Seattle 2016 - IAJGS Conference


Registration rules for birth certificates, marriage and death in Poland #general

Shelley Mitchell
 

Excellent explanation! Thank you so much for the information.

Shelley Mitchell


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Registration rules for birth certificates, marriage and death in Poland #general

Shelley Mitchell
 

Excellent explanation! Thank you so much for the information.

Shelley Mitchell


Meche (Martha) Stieglitz #general

Nicole Yossefi <nicole.y.de.c@...>
 

Hello
I need information about the descendants of Meche Stieglitz born in
1913, Germany and her sister Zita born in 1922. Their parents were Blima
(Bertha) Stern and Isaak Leiner (Stieglitz).
The family arrived in New York 1938.
Many thanks,
Nicole Yossefi.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Meche (Martha) Stieglitz #general

Nicole Yossefi <nicole.y.de.c@...>
 

Hello
I need information about the descendants of Meche Stieglitz born in
1913, Germany and her sister Zita born in 1922. Their parents were Blima
(Bertha) Stern and Isaak Leiner (Stieglitz).
The family arrived in New York 1938.
Many thanks,
Nicole Yossefi.


Hebrew translantion & possibly Russian #general

Walter Rosett
 

I have posted on ViewMate the cover and a written page >from a Prayer book.
The cover is in Hebrew and Russian and the written page in Hebrew (I
believe). I would gratefully appreciate translations. The addresses are:

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM49716

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM49717

Walter Rosett
Albuquerque NM
wrosett@mindspring.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Hebrew translantion & possibly Russian #general

Walter Rosett
 

I have posted on ViewMate the cover and a written page >from a Prayer book.
The cover is in Hebrew and Russian and the written page in Hebrew (I
believe). I would gratefully appreciate translations. The addresses are:

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM49716

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM49717

Walter Rosett
Albuquerque NM
wrosett@mindspring.com


Translation from Cyrillic Russian to English #general

Lynne Kaffko
 

I have submitted the death record for Chana Kawka. I believe she is the
first wife of Leib Gerszk Kawka. I am hoping to get a complete
translation of the document, but if not possible as much information
that could help me identify her. Such as age, name of parents,
husband and surviving children's names. Also, the city is listed in
the upper left hand corner is listed as Edwabno. Could that
actually be Jedwabne? Thank you very much for your help.

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM49734

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.

Thank you again for any help you can give me.

Lynne Kaffko

Researching the following surnames: KAWKIEWICZ, KAWKA, CHMIEL, KALEKA,
GIELCHINSKY, all >from the Lomza, Bialystok area.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Translation from Cyrillic Russian to English #general

Lynne Kaffko
 

I have submitted the death record for Chana Kawka. I believe she is the
first wife of Leib Gerszk Kawka. I am hoping to get a complete
translation of the document, but if not possible as much information
that could help me identify her. Such as age, name of parents,
husband and surviving children's names. Also, the city is listed in
the upper left hand corner is listed as Edwabno. Could that
actually be Jedwabne? Thank you very much for your help.

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM49734

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.

Thank you again for any help you can give me.

Lynne Kaffko

Researching the following surnames: KAWKIEWICZ, KAWKA, CHMIEL, KALEKA,
GIELCHINSKY, all >from the Lomza, Bialystok area.


MORCHOWER family; New Jersey #general

Nicole Yossefi <nicole.y.de.c@...>
 

Hello genners
I am looking for information about Max and Yetta Morchower
who lived in Jersey City, NJ in 1913. They paid for the boat ticket of
Riwe Stieglitz (Wenger) >from Europe to the US and would like to know if
they were family related.
Many thanks,
Nicole Yossefi

Searching WIESSENFELD, STIEGLITZ, HIRSCHFELD, POLLNER, FELSENSTEIN, MEDON.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen MORCHOWER family; New Jersey #general

Nicole Yossefi <nicole.y.de.c@...>
 

Hello genners
I am looking for information about Max and Yetta Morchower
who lived in Jersey City, NJ in 1913. They paid for the boat ticket of
Riwe Stieglitz (Wenger) >from Europe to the US and would like to know if
they were family related.
Many thanks,
Nicole Yossefi

Searching WIESSENFELD, STIEGLITZ, HIRSCHFELD, POLLNER, FELSENSTEIN, MEDON.


Seeking Advice on Visiting Boryslav, Turka, Vaslui #general

Noah Lapidus <lapidus.noah@...>
 

Dear JewishGen Community-
I hope this message finds you well. Next week I leave for Eastern
Europe to fulfill a life long dream of visiting my 20 ancestral
shtetls. Studying in Vilna, I plan to travel on weekends and holidays.
My journey begins in the south, where in addition to regional
landmarks I'll visit:
(1) Boryslav, Ukraine (in particular the neighborhood and former
municipality of Wolonka)
(2) Turka, Ukraine (in particular the nearby village of Ilnyk)
(3) Vaslui, Romania
I've built an itinerary based on the limited travelogues and
itineraries found on the internet, but I figured I'd reach out to this
community for further suggestions... In particular I am looking for
details on Jewish landmarks (cemeteries, memorials, synagogues, etc.)
and the best way to navigate these towns on a college budget. I really
appreciate your insight in advance, I can be reached by email at
lapidus.noah@gmail.com
Best,
Noah
(Birmingham, AL)

MODERATOR NOTE: private responses please


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Seeking Advice on Visiting Boryslav, Turka, Vaslui #general

Noah Lapidus <lapidus.noah@...>
 

Dear JewishGen Community-
I hope this message finds you well. Next week I leave for Eastern
Europe to fulfill a life long dream of visiting my 20 ancestral
shtetls. Studying in Vilna, I plan to travel on weekends and holidays.
My journey begins in the south, where in addition to regional
landmarks I'll visit:
(1) Boryslav, Ukraine (in particular the neighborhood and former
municipality of Wolonka)
(2) Turka, Ukraine (in particular the nearby village of Ilnyk)
(3) Vaslui, Romania
I've built an itinerary based on the limited travelogues and
itineraries found on the internet, but I figured I'd reach out to this
community for further suggestions... In particular I am looking for
details on Jewish landmarks (cemeteries, memorials, synagogues, etc.)
and the best way to navigate these towns on a college budget. I really
appreciate your insight in advance, I can be reached by email at
lapidus.noah@gmail.com
Best,
Noah
(Birmingham, AL)

MODERATOR NOTE: private responses please


Rav Naftali Braunfeld and Rav Dan Wald #general

Neil@...
 

Trying to make contact with members of this family. Rav Dan Wald of
Zolkiew and Bendin (Bedzin) married a Lorberbaum daughter. Their
daughter Rivke married Rav Naftali Braunfeld who lived in Washington
Heights and died in 1965 and buried in Jerusalem.

Neil Rosenstein

MODERATOR NOTE: Private responses please


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Rav Naftali Braunfeld and Rav Dan Wald #general

Neil@...
 

Trying to make contact with members of this family. Rav Dan Wald of
Zolkiew and Bendin (Bedzin) married a Lorberbaum daughter. Their
daughter Rivke married Rav Naftali Braunfeld who lived in Washington
Heights and died in 1965 and buried in Jerusalem.

Neil Rosenstein

MODERATOR NOTE: Private responses please


Re: Polish and German Jewish Civil Death Certificates 1941 - 1945 #general

bette_sscf <bette_sscf@...>
 

Ann Linder wrote: "Does anyone know: How do I obtain a copy of a death
certificate in the Polish and German Jewish Civil Death Certificates 1941 -
1945?"

Per JewishGen, the collection is held at the Archiwum Panstwowe w Opole
(Opole archives) and was indexed by Peter Lande.
< http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Holocaust/0302_Western_Poland.html >

Archiwum Panstwowe w Opolu
< http://www.opole.ap.gov.pl/ >
Click on "Contact" for email address and telephone numbers.

JewishGen Discussion Group Archives lists three posts by Peter Lande
regarding this database.
< http://data.jewishgen.org/wconnect/wc.dll?jg~jgsys~archpop > Search Peter
Lande AND Opole.
The 18 Dec 2014 post states that "Any requests for copies of the
certificates should be sent to the Opole archives."

Bette Stoop Mas
USA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Polish and German Jewish Civil Death Certificates 1941 - 1945 #general

bette_sscf <bette_sscf@...>
 

Ann Linder wrote: "Does anyone know: How do I obtain a copy of a death
certificate in the Polish and German Jewish Civil Death Certificates 1941 -
1945?"

Per JewishGen, the collection is held at the Archiwum Panstwowe w Opole
(Opole archives) and was indexed by Peter Lande.
< http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Holocaust/0302_Western_Poland.html >

Archiwum Panstwowe w Opolu
< http://www.opole.ap.gov.pl/ >
Click on "Contact" for email address and telephone numbers.

JewishGen Discussion Group Archives lists three posts by Peter Lande
regarding this database.
< http://data.jewishgen.org/wconnect/wc.dll?jg~jgsys~archpop > Search Peter
Lande AND Opole.
The 18 Dec 2014 post states that "Any requests for copies of the
certificates should be sent to the Opole archives."

Bette Stoop Mas
USA

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