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ViewMate Request #poland

Micah Males <malesfamily@...>
 

Dear All:

For those that are fluent in Polish, I received an official document in
the mail and need it translated to English (as my Polish is 'bit' rusty).

The letter is at: http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/source/vm1131.html

Thanks for any help anyone can offer.

Micah Males

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JRI Poland #Poland ViewMate Request #poland

Micah Males <malesfamily@...>
 

Dear All:

For those that are fluent in Polish, I received an official document in
the mail and need it translated to English (as my Polish is 'bit' rusty).

The letter is at: http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/source/vm1131.html

Thanks for any help anyone can offer.

Micah Males

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Multiple Surnames in Lublin Records #poland

Aaron Slotnik
 

This phenomenon may be present in other town's records as well, but I
noticed it for Lublin. A possible ancestor Herszek Moszkowicz CZOLADNIK had
a son Abram (HONIGFELD) CZOLADNIK in 1814. There are 2 columns in the
records, Surname and Surname2. The same parents had additional children,
but the CZOLADNIK was dropped and only the HONIGFELD remains. Does anyone
have an explanation for this? Is it a peculiarity of the translation or is
something else going on? Thanks in advance for your thoughts.

Aaron Slotnik
Chicago, IL

WOROSHILSKY - Bialystok area, Poland
GOLDBERG - Dabrowa Bialostocka, Poland
ZLOTNIK - Warsaw area, Poland
BLUMENTHAL, SHAPIRO - Gorodenka, Husiatyn, Ukraine
BLUM, KATZ, MARTON - Salaj and Maramures Counties, Romania

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JRI Poland #Poland Multiple Surnames in Lublin Records #poland

Aaron Slotnik
 

This phenomenon may be present in other town's records as well, but I
noticed it for Lublin. A possible ancestor Herszek Moszkowicz CZOLADNIK had
a son Abram (HONIGFELD) CZOLADNIK in 1814. There are 2 columns in the
records, Surname and Surname2. The same parents had additional children,
but the CZOLADNIK was dropped and only the HONIGFELD remains. Does anyone
have an explanation for this? Is it a peculiarity of the translation or is
something else going on? Thanks in advance for your thoughts.

Aaron Slotnik
Chicago, IL

WOROSHILSKY - Bialystok area, Poland
GOLDBERG - Dabrowa Bialostocka, Poland
ZLOTNIK - Warsaw area, Poland
BLUMENTHAL, SHAPIRO - Gorodenka, Husiatyn, Ukraine
BLUM, KATZ, MARTON - Salaj and Maramures Counties, Romania

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Hello to group #general

BUTCHKUCAN@...
 

I have attempted to contact the Croatian Jewish Community many many
times but never get a response back? and was wondering if their is a
secret to getting in touch with them..The email address I have gotten
from the group here, but over 5 months now nothing or even letting me
know the get the address....Merle kucan,,,,thanks

MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately.


Bronx telephone directory 1969 #general

Joel Ives <jives@...>
 

In response to Herut Shlomoff's request for information about the SINGER
family that lived on Gerard Avenue in the Bronx, I would suggest putting
a notice in "Back in the Bronx."

http://www.backinthebronx.com/

This magazine only comes out occasionally but may yield the results you
are looking for, if you are patient. The "backinthebronx" web page also
has "The Bronx Tracking Service" (which charges a small fee.) I don't
know what the success ratio of the tracking service is.

Joel Ives
Ex Bronxite
James Monroe H.S., 1961


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Hello to group #general

BUTCHKUCAN@...
 

I have attempted to contact the Croatian Jewish Community many many
times but never get a response back? and was wondering if their is a
secret to getting in touch with them..The email address I have gotten
from the group here, but over 5 months now nothing or even letting me
know the get the address....Merle kucan,,,,thanks

MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Bronx telephone directory 1969 #general

Joel Ives <jives@...>
 

In response to Herut Shlomoff's request for information about the SINGER
family that lived on Gerard Avenue in the Bronx, I would suggest putting
a notice in "Back in the Bronx."

http://www.backinthebronx.com/

This magazine only comes out occasionally but may yield the results you
are looking for, if you are patient. The "backinthebronx" web page also
has "The Bronx Tracking Service" (which charges a small fee.) I don't
know what the success ratio of the tracking service is.

Joel Ives
Ex Bronxite
James Monroe H.S., 1961


Re: Kadesh or Kadeshis-last name or adjective? #rabbinic

Larry Tauber <Ltauber@...>
 

On 2001-12-26, Ellen McCullough [mailto:ellenmc@earthlink.net] wrote:

Just a guess. It may be >from Kadosh, or Holy. This would mean he
was a revered rabbi; e.g., the ARI (Ashkenazi Rabbi Yitzchak Luria
who lived in the 16th century) is always referred to as the ARI
HaKadosh; or perhaps he died a martyr, who are also referred to as
Holy when mentioned. A place name is also possible.

Larry Tauber


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Re: Kadesh or Kadeshis-last name or adjective? #rabbinic

Larry Tauber <Ltauber@...>
 

On 2001-12-26, Ellen McCullough [mailto:ellenmc@earthlink.net] wrote:

Just a guess. It may be >from Kadosh, or Holy. This would mean he
was a revered rabbi; e.g., the ARI (Ashkenazi Rabbi Yitzchak Luria
who lived in the 16th century) is always referred to as the ARI
HaKadosh; or perhaps he died a martyr, who are also referred to as
Holy when mentioned. A place name is also possible.

Larry Tauber


Re: ukraine digest: December 24, 2001 #ukraine

Carleolady@...
 

Marcia G. Hoffman, mhlcswc2@aol.com
Baltimore, MD writes:
<< On the 1920 census there appears to be a town that begins with L and
ends with SI, possibly in the Ukraine. Can anyone identify it? Thanks.
>>

Possibly Lugansk.

Elaine Bush
Pleasant Hill, CA


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Re: ukraine digest: December 24, 2001 #ukraine

Carleolady@...
 

Marcia G. Hoffman, mhlcswc2@aol.com
Baltimore, MD writes:
<< On the 1920 census there appears to be a town that begins with L and
ends with SI, possibly in the Ukraine. Can anyone identify it? Thanks.
>>

Possibly Lugansk.

Elaine Bush
Pleasant Hill, CA


Re: Looking for Friedmans from Kosice Hungary area. #hungary

moishe@langsam.com <moishe@...>
 

Hi,

First of all, near Kosice, in a town called Bardejov, lived some distant
relatives of mine. Detail regarding this branch can be found at my website.
The specific page is
http://www1.ics.uci.edu/~dan/genealogy/Miller/brknmilr.htm#A3

Searching Ellis Island for Friedman's listed as Hebrews >from towns starting
with K (478 entries) I see:
Friedman,Dezo Kassa, Czecho Slovakia 1920 19y
Friedman,Josef Kassav, Hungary 1904 37y
Friedman,Mendel K... 1904 30y
Friedman,Pasctor Koscica, Cz. Slov. 1920 30y
Friedmann,Adolf Ko...s 1906 30y
Friedmann,Julia Kassa 1906 22y
Friedmann,Rudolf Kaschau 1903 24y
Friedmann,Taube K... 1903 18y

I included anything that looked possible.

Running a similar scan for any "A. Friedman" born between 1873 and 1888
yielded 125 entries. Sorting any possible Abraham derivation and excluding
any city with a country description of Russia, England, etc. leaves 36
possible entries:

Friedmann,Abraham ... 1906 17y
Friedmann,Adolf ...aschan, Hungary 1913 32y
Friedmann,Abram Baszne, Austria 1912 26y
Friedman,Awrum Borszywke 1903 18y
Friedman,Abraham Breslan 1906 32y
Friedmann,Abraham Breslaw 1906 29y
Friedmann,Arnold Budapest 1905 30y
Friedmann,Adolf Budapest, Hungary 1912 34y
Friedmann,Abram Ciesew 1905 26y
Friedmann,Abram Csiranow 1906 18Y
Friedmann,Abram Czerniwka 1906 17y
Friedman,Abraham Czerwiansky 1906 18y
Friedmann,Adolf Czoskow 1907 21y
Friedmann,Abram Dobrryn 1904 17y
Friedman,Abram Glubokje 1906 18Y
Friedman,Abram Grodno 1904 21y
Friedman,Adolf Hungary 1900 19y
Friedman,Abram Jedinzen 1905 22y
Friedmann,Abraham Kamenitz 1899 10y
Friedmann,Adolf Ko...s 1906 30y
Friedman,Abraham Kodua 1904 22y
Friedmann,Arnold Kumuadaras, Hungary 1912 28y
Friedmann,Abraham Lipon, Hungary 1906 19y
Friedmann,Abraham Lutzk 1904 28y
Friedmann,Adolf Mezolaborecz 1904 22y
Friedmann,Abram Milnice 1903 28y
Friedmann,Abram Orly 1904 17y
Friedman,Abraham P...eteshow 1904 30y
Friedmann,Abram Pruschany 1903 28y
Friedmann,Abraham Sgcznezyn 1906 22y
Friedmann,Adolf Siroka 1904 19y
Friedmann,Abram Slovia 1905 26y
Friedman,Adolf Wilka 1906 20y
Friedmann,Adolf Wilko 1904 26y
Friedmann,Abe Wolkiwischki 1903 22
Friedmann,Abraham Zlocham 1903 17y

Good Luck!
Moishe Miller
moishe@langsam.com
Brooklyn NY

At 06:10 PM 12/23/01 -0500, Nana600@aol.com wrote:
Am desperately searching for Friedmans born near Kosice about 1873. 1875,
1884 and 1888. My best clue is a passport in 1925 which noted Schene as my
fathers birthplace (ABRAHAM FRIEDMAN). That could be Szin or Sena but so far
no proof. I am not new at this but have hit a brick wall. The Kosice Archive
has found my ggf and ggm, my gf and his siblings - to at least note their
existence but my father Abrahm Friedman and his siblings David, Hannah and
Ella's birth place are nowhere to be found. They all ended up living in
Cincinnati and dying here.

The next possibility is to loacate someone who knew about an Adolph, Louis
and Markus Friedman who lived in Manhattan about 1925. All three were
brothers to Jacob my grandfather who settled in Cincinnati, Ohio. One of them
had a son Isadore who married a Rose and lived in Brooklyn in 1925. The
Isadore was in some kind of manufacturing clothes business. Oy
Vey............

Any suggestions - (already went thru Ellis Island in case - supposedly they
arrived in the U.S. in 1888 >from Bremen).

PLEASE, PLEASE - any clues

Leah Friedman Levine


Hungary SIG #Hungary Re: Looking for Friedmans from Kosice Hungary area. #hungary

moishe@langsam.com <moishe@...>
 

Hi,

First of all, near Kosice, in a town called Bardejov, lived some distant
relatives of mine. Detail regarding this branch can be found at my website.
The specific page is
http://www1.ics.uci.edu/~dan/genealogy/Miller/brknmilr.htm#A3

Searching Ellis Island for Friedman's listed as Hebrews >from towns starting
with K (478 entries) I see:
Friedman,Dezo Kassa, Czecho Slovakia 1920 19y
Friedman,Josef Kassav, Hungary 1904 37y
Friedman,Mendel K... 1904 30y
Friedman,Pasctor Koscica, Cz. Slov. 1920 30y
Friedmann,Adolf Ko...s 1906 30y
Friedmann,Julia Kassa 1906 22y
Friedmann,Rudolf Kaschau 1903 24y
Friedmann,Taube K... 1903 18y

I included anything that looked possible.

Running a similar scan for any "A. Friedman" born between 1873 and 1888
yielded 125 entries. Sorting any possible Abraham derivation and excluding
any city with a country description of Russia, England, etc. leaves 36
possible entries:

Friedmann,Abraham ... 1906 17y
Friedmann,Adolf ...aschan, Hungary 1913 32y
Friedmann,Abram Baszne, Austria 1912 26y
Friedman,Awrum Borszywke 1903 18y
Friedman,Abraham Breslan 1906 32y
Friedmann,Abraham Breslaw 1906 29y
Friedmann,Arnold Budapest 1905 30y
Friedmann,Adolf Budapest, Hungary 1912 34y
Friedmann,Abram Ciesew 1905 26y
Friedmann,Abram Csiranow 1906 18Y
Friedmann,Abram Czerniwka 1906 17y
Friedman,Abraham Czerwiansky 1906 18y
Friedmann,Adolf Czoskow 1907 21y
Friedmann,Abram Dobrryn 1904 17y
Friedman,Abram Glubokje 1906 18Y
Friedman,Abram Grodno 1904 21y
Friedman,Adolf Hungary 1900 19y
Friedman,Abram Jedinzen 1905 22y
Friedmann,Abraham Kamenitz 1899 10y
Friedmann,Adolf Ko...s 1906 30y
Friedman,Abraham Kodua 1904 22y
Friedmann,Arnold Kumuadaras, Hungary 1912 28y
Friedmann,Abraham Lipon, Hungary 1906 19y
Friedmann,Abraham Lutzk 1904 28y
Friedmann,Adolf Mezolaborecz 1904 22y
Friedmann,Abram Milnice 1903 28y
Friedmann,Abram Orly 1904 17y
Friedman,Abraham P...eteshow 1904 30y
Friedmann,Abram Pruschany 1903 28y
Friedmann,Abraham Sgcznezyn 1906 22y
Friedmann,Adolf Siroka 1904 19y
Friedmann,Abram Slovia 1905 26y
Friedman,Adolf Wilka 1906 20y
Friedmann,Adolf Wilko 1904 26y
Friedmann,Abe Wolkiwischki 1903 22
Friedmann,Abraham Zlocham 1903 17y

Good Luck!
Moishe Miller
moishe@langsam.com
Brooklyn NY

At 06:10 PM 12/23/01 -0500, Nana600@aol.com wrote:
Am desperately searching for Friedmans born near Kosice about 1873. 1875,
1884 and 1888. My best clue is a passport in 1925 which noted Schene as my
fathers birthplace (ABRAHAM FRIEDMAN). That could be Szin or Sena but so far
no proof. I am not new at this but have hit a brick wall. The Kosice Archive
has found my ggf and ggm, my gf and his siblings - to at least note their
existence but my father Abrahm Friedman and his siblings David, Hannah and
Ella's birth place are nowhere to be found. They all ended up living in
Cincinnati and dying here.

The next possibility is to loacate someone who knew about an Adolph, Louis
and Markus Friedman who lived in Manhattan about 1925. All three were
brothers to Jacob my grandfather who settled in Cincinnati, Ohio. One of them
had a son Isadore who married a Rose and lived in Brooklyn in 1925. The
Isadore was in some kind of manufacturing clothes business. Oy
Vey............

Any suggestions - (already went thru Ellis Island in case - supposedly they
arrived in the U.S. in 1888 >from Bremen).

PLEASE, PLEASE - any clues

Leah Friedman Levine


Re: Ukraine to Argentina 1890 #ukraine

David Breau <davebreau@...>
 

Hello,

On the topic of the JCA and Baron Hirsch's agricultural settlements, there
is a book that is quite detailed regarding the Jewish Agricultural
Settlements of Southern New Jersey at the turn of the century, the sister
communities of the Argenitine settlements. The book is called "Jewish
Agricultural Colonies in New Jersey 1882-1920" by Ellen Eisenberg
(ISBN 0-8156-2663-0). My great grandparents, Nathan and Celia Rigberg,
settled in one of these, Woodbine NJ.

Dave Breau
New York City
Researching Rigberg, Rosenberg, Greenberg, Grossman and others

Original Message
From: Moshe & Esther Davis [mailto:davis@sefer.org]
Subject: [ukraine] Re: Ukraine to Argentina 1890

Mario Schejtman in Jerusalem wrote:

I learned not long ago that both my grandparents families >from my
father's side emmigrated to Argentina >from the area. Specifically,
my grandmother's family ARCUSIN / ARCUSCHIN came >from Kherson,
and my grandfather's family SCHECHTMAN came >from a town called
Britschewo, that is not far away.

Both families migrated to Argentina around 1890, among the first
Jewish groups to go with the Baron Hirsch's JCA.
Dear Mario Schejtman,

I also learned not long ago that my mother's father's family
WINARSKY left Kiev circa 1890, joining a Baron Hirsch colony in
Argentina.

I have thus far found three sources of information:

(1) The records of Baron Hirsch's "Jewish Colonization
Association" were donated to the Central Archives for the History of
the Jewish People, which is located here in Jerusalem. The CAHJP
is independent of, but located on the campus of, the Hebrew
University at Givat Ram. I heard a recent rumour that the CAHJP
might be relocating in the forseeable future.

The records are voluminous, unindexed, and in many various
languages (French, English, Spanish, German, Yiddish, Hebrew).
They are the original documents, many of them in quite delicate
condition, some illegible because of age. Most of them do not refer
to individual colonists, rather are internal correspondence between
the main JCA office in Paris and the local administrators of the
various colonies. Knowing which colony your family went to in
Argentina will help a lot in locating records.

The JCA was organized by Baron Maurice (Moshe) Hirsch, a
wealthy and religious Jewish banker, who wanted to help his
brethren in eastern Europe. The idea was to organize Jewish
agricultural colonies in places like South America or Canada, far
from pogroms, where the Jewish colonists could support
themselves by farming.

In going through these records, I learned a great deal about what
conditions must have been like for the families that went to
Argentina with the JCA. The first colonists (arrivals c1890-1892)
suffered through repeated upheavals in the local JCA administration
in Buenos Aires. In those first few years there were something like
four successive administrations that were replaced one after the
other, some for incompetence, some for other reasons. Until the
local JCA got their act together, the colonists suffered >from lack of
proper shelter in the cold & rain of winter and in the heat &
humidity of the summer, inadequate food distribution, lack of basic
farming implements and tools, poorly organized land distribution,
outbreaks of diseases, locust plagues, etc. Additionally, some of
the colonists apparently weren't so interested in becoming farmers.
Some were criticized for going into business instead of farming,
while others (a noisy minority) were apparently anarchists, only
interested in trying to blackmail the local JCA administration into
giving them handouts. By 1893-4, many of the original colonists
had suffered enough, and wanted out.

Moshe Davis
Jerusalem


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Re: Ukraine to Argentina 1890 #ukraine

David Breau <davebreau@...>
 

Hello,

On the topic of the JCA and Baron Hirsch's agricultural settlements, there
is a book that is quite detailed regarding the Jewish Agricultural
Settlements of Southern New Jersey at the turn of the century, the sister
communities of the Argenitine settlements. The book is called "Jewish
Agricultural Colonies in New Jersey 1882-1920" by Ellen Eisenberg
(ISBN 0-8156-2663-0). My great grandparents, Nathan and Celia Rigberg,
settled in one of these, Woodbine NJ.

Dave Breau
New York City
Researching Rigberg, Rosenberg, Greenberg, Grossman and others

Original Message
From: Moshe & Esther Davis [mailto:davis@sefer.org]
Subject: [ukraine] Re: Ukraine to Argentina 1890

Mario Schejtman in Jerusalem wrote:

I learned not long ago that both my grandparents families >from my
father's side emmigrated to Argentina >from the area. Specifically,
my grandmother's family ARCUSIN / ARCUSCHIN came >from Kherson,
and my grandfather's family SCHECHTMAN came >from a town called
Britschewo, that is not far away.

Both families migrated to Argentina around 1890, among the first
Jewish groups to go with the Baron Hirsch's JCA.
Dear Mario Schejtman,

I also learned not long ago that my mother's father's family
WINARSKY left Kiev circa 1890, joining a Baron Hirsch colony in
Argentina.

I have thus far found three sources of information:

(1) The records of Baron Hirsch's "Jewish Colonization
Association" were donated to the Central Archives for the History of
the Jewish People, which is located here in Jerusalem. The CAHJP
is independent of, but located on the campus of, the Hebrew
University at Givat Ram. I heard a recent rumour that the CAHJP
might be relocating in the forseeable future.

The records are voluminous, unindexed, and in many various
languages (French, English, Spanish, German, Yiddish, Hebrew).
They are the original documents, many of them in quite delicate
condition, some illegible because of age. Most of them do not refer
to individual colonists, rather are internal correspondence between
the main JCA office in Paris and the local administrators of the
various colonies. Knowing which colony your family went to in
Argentina will help a lot in locating records.

The JCA was organized by Baron Maurice (Moshe) Hirsch, a
wealthy and religious Jewish banker, who wanted to help his
brethren in eastern Europe. The idea was to organize Jewish
agricultural colonies in places like South America or Canada, far
from pogroms, where the Jewish colonists could support
themselves by farming.

In going through these records, I learned a great deal about what
conditions must have been like for the families that went to
Argentina with the JCA. The first colonists (arrivals c1890-1892)
suffered through repeated upheavals in the local JCA administration
in Buenos Aires. In those first few years there were something like
four successive administrations that were replaced one after the
other, some for incompetence, some for other reasons. Until the
local JCA got their act together, the colonists suffered >from lack of
proper shelter in the cold & rain of winter and in the heat &
humidity of the summer, inadequate food distribution, lack of basic
farming implements and tools, poorly organized land distribution,
outbreaks of diseases, locust plagues, etc. Additionally, some of
the colonists apparently weren't so interested in becoming farmers.
Some were criticized for going into business instead of farming,
while others (a noisy minority) were apparently anarchists, only
interested in trying to blackmail the local JCA administration into
giving them handouts. By 1893-4, many of the original colonists
had suffered enough, and wanted out.

Moshe Davis
Jerusalem


Halperns from KP #ukraine

Arthur <arthurh@...>
 

Hello Genners,

I'm searching for HALPERN descendants. My father was Samuel HALPERN, born
1884, who came to Ellis Island on December 2, 1904 , on the SS Chemnitz
from Bremen, single, aged 20, >from Kamenetz. Samuel married my mother in
Montreal in 1914 and had 3 children there - Eva, William and Aron (that's
me).

On the EIDB, I found:-
-Itzik HALPERN who came to Ellis Island on March 4, 1914, on the SS Ryndam
from Rotterdam, married, aged 34, >from Kamenetz.
-Hirsh HALPERN who came to Ellis Island on July 5, 1900, on the SS Noorland
from Antwerp, single, aged 23, >from Kamenetz.
I think that Itzik and Hirsh HALPERN were the brothers of my father. Family
lore tells that there were 8 siblings.

My father Samuel's father was Alimelach HALPERN, born about 1860 and died
in 1908 in Kamenetz. My grandmother was Tzipporra (maiden name unknown to
me), died there in 1914.

If anyone knows anything about these HALPERNs fron KP and/or their
descendants, please
contact me.

Thank you in advance

Arthur HALPERN
Holon, Israel
arthurh@matavtv.net or arthurh@bezeqint.net


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Halperns from KP #ukraine

Arthur <arthurh@...>
 

Hello Genners,

I'm searching for HALPERN descendants. My father was Samuel HALPERN, born
1884, who came to Ellis Island on December 2, 1904 , on the SS Chemnitz
from Bremen, single, aged 20, >from Kamenetz. Samuel married my mother in
Montreal in 1914 and had 3 children there - Eva, William and Aron (that's
me).

On the EIDB, I found:-
-Itzik HALPERN who came to Ellis Island on March 4, 1914, on the SS Ryndam
from Rotterdam, married, aged 34, >from Kamenetz.
-Hirsh HALPERN who came to Ellis Island on July 5, 1900, on the SS Noorland
from Antwerp, single, aged 23, >from Kamenetz.
I think that Itzik and Hirsh HALPERN were the brothers of my father. Family
lore tells that there were 8 siblings.

My father Samuel's father was Alimelach HALPERN, born about 1860 and died
in 1908 in Kamenetz. My grandmother was Tzipporra (maiden name unknown to
me), died there in 1914.

If anyone knows anything about these HALPERNs fron KP and/or their
descendants, please
contact me.

Thank you in advance

Arthur HALPERN
Holon, Israel
arthurh@matavtv.net or arthurh@bezeqint.net


Janow, Poland (near Czestochowa) #poland

Daniel Kazez <dkazez@...>
 

Many of us have wondered: Why are there no records for Janow, Poland before
1863? I now have two answers--one >from 1884 and one >from 2001, >from the
current mayor of Janow, Poland!

1884: The birth record for my grandfather's ENGLANDER first cousin mentions
that all of the pre-1863 records burned. >from his 1863 Janow birth
certificate, issued in 1884:

The reason that this document is being composed so late is as follows [in the
words of father Fiszel Englander]: "This year [1884], my son Abe Abraham has
become a part of the list of draftees of Tchernogorod's Administrative
District. On the basis of Article 45 of the Code of Laws of the Military
Service he is subject to be drafted on the basis of the general law. He may
be eligible for an exemption which was not recognized since he was unable to
present a birth certificate--this because of the fire in the hamlet of Janow
in June 1863 which destroyed the birth and death certificates of the
non-Christian [= Jewish] population and because the duplicates of these
certificates were destroyed at the former Zharets District Court in 1870.
Therefore, my son was unable to present his birth certificate. In order to
determine his age, therefore, the present document [birth certificate] was
made.
December 2001: The current mayor of Janow, Poland informs us (just last
week!) of this event in 1863....

1863 (6th July 1863)
During the insurrection against Russia a squad (about 200 people) of Colonel
Zygmunt Chmielinski attacks and destroys Russian forces which are stationed in
Janow and intercept a transport of the tsar's gold. 3 days later, Colonel
Ernroth (commandant of Czestochowa) comes to Janow with his squad, and burns
down the entire town! Some of citizens of Janow are killed and their bodies
are thrown into a well which located in the center of the city. Ernroth
attacks Chmielinski's forces (near the village of Smiertny Dab) but
Chmielisnki is able to withdraw without losses.
Dan

Daniel Kazez <dkazez@mail.wittenberg.edu>
Professor of Music / Wittenberg University / Springfield, Ohio USA
Poland: Czestochowa-Przyrow-Mstow-Janow-Plawno-Radomsko-Piotrkow-Zgierz)
TALMAN, ENGLANDER, JURKIEWICZ, STRAUSBERG, KIFER, CZAPNIK, BRODA
and ZYLBERBERG
http://www.kazez.com/~dan/englander/


Re: Search records in the Pinczow archive - Chmielnik #poland

Warren Blatt <wblatt@...>
 

Shlomo Wygodny <wygodny@mutek.com> wrote:

I am looking for someone who will search for WYGODNY/WYGODNA vital
records >from the town Chmielnik, whose archive is located in Pinczow.
I'm interested in the years 1879 and 1885-1901...

(I would not like to wait for the corresponding PSA project which
is in very early stages)

The JRI-PSA Project to index the vital records of Chmielnik for
these years is virtually complete, so there is no reason to have
research done at the Pinczow archives.

The 292 index pages >from the Chmielnik Jewish registers for the years
1879 and 1885-1900 (the years not microfilmed by the Mormons) were
photocopied by the archivists in Pinczow, and have now been transcribed
into an Excel spreadsheet by JRI-Poland's team in Warsaw.

The list of surnames in these Chmielnik indexes can be found at
< http://www.jewishgen.org/jri-pl/psa/chmielniksurn.htm >.
In the indexes, there are over 60 entries with the surname WYGODNY.
Please contact me if you would like to know the frequency of any
other particular surname in the list.

The transcribed indexes for Chmielnik include a total of 7,514 records.
For the marriage records, the original clerk's indexes included
only the grooms' names, so only the grooms names are in the
current spreadsheet. However, the archivist at the Polish State
Archives in Pinczow has agreed to go through the original Chmielnik
registers and create a brides' index for the 1,106 marriages, as
part of this project. This second phase of the project is not
yet complete.

The index data will not be released until the funds are raised
to pay for the indexing work. The total amount needed to fund the
Chmielnik indexing project is $1,445.

I invite all researchers with an interest in Chmielnik and the
surrounding area to contribute to fund the indexing work for Chmielnik,
to the degree that they are able. If each researcher interested in
Chmielnik contributes, we should be able to fund this project quickly.
Researchers contributing a minimum of $75 will also receive an Excel
database file with all the completed indices, in advance of the public
release.

Please help us ensure that current and future generations of
researchers for these towns will have easy access to the records
of their families. No donation is too small. Give what you can.

Your contributions may be mailed to:

Jewish Records Indexing - Poland
c/o Sheila Salo, Treasurer
5607 Greenleaf Rd.
Cheverly, MD 20785
USA

Visa or MasterCard contributions may be phoned to Sheila at
(301) 341-1261. See the instructions for credit cards at
< http://www.jewishgen.org/jri-pl/visa.htm >, and print out
the form at < http://www.jewishgen.org/jri-pl/creditcardform.htm >
and fax or mail it to Sheila. The fax number is also (301) 341-1261.
(8:00 AM to 8:00 PM Eastern time only, please).

All contributions should be marked "For the Pinczow Archives /
Chmielnik Project". If you send a check, please write this
information on the face of the check.

* General information about the JRI-Poland / Polish State Archives
project can be found at:
< http://www.jewishgen.org/jri-pl/psa/psastat.htm >.
* Updates on the status of the JRI-Poland/PSA Pinczow Archives
project are available at:
< http://www.jewishgen.org/JRI-PL/psa/psastat1.htm#Pinczow >.

[Note that the earlier Chmielnik Jewish registers, for 1876-78
and 1880-1884, were microfilmed by the Mormons, and that these
3,531 microfilmed records were transcribed by David Price of Toronto,
and full extracts were published in the "Kielce-Radom SIG Journal":
- Births: Vol. IV, No. 3 (Summer 2000), pages 45-70.
- Marriages: Vol. III, No. 3 (Summer 1999), pages 57-71.
- Deaths: Vol. V, No. 4 (Autumn 2001), pages 50-61.
For more information about the "Kielce-Radom SIG Journal", see
< http://www.jewishgen.org/krsig >.]

Warren

Warren Blatt
Boston, MA
Chmielnik Town Leader, JRI-Poland Pinczow Archives Project
<wblatt@jewishgen.org>