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ZINKER, ZIMAND, RAMRAS, SPELTER #galicia

Caroline Ranald Curvan <Caroline.Curvan@...>
 

I've just discovered a few more surnames in my family tree. I'd be happy to
hear >from anyone else researching these names.

Thanks.

Caroline Ranald Curvan
Ossining, NY


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia ZINKER, ZIMAND, RAMRAS, SPELTER #galicia

Caroline Ranald Curvan <Caroline.Curvan@...>
 

I've just discovered a few more surnames in my family tree. I'd be happy to
hear >from anyone else researching these names.

Thanks.

Caroline Ranald Curvan
Ossining, NY


Re: New huge archive available #belarus

Vladimir Salita <vlasal@...>
 

Dear researchers,

Thanks to Alex Volkov who provided that reference below on Ukraine
SIG mailing list.

The address is http://www.obd-memorial.ru/

That is an invaluable source of data on Russian (USSR) soldiers died
or disappeared during WW II compiled by Russian Defense Department.
Search is very slow now, their server is overloaded since they just
recently announced that database on TV.

I already checked it and found what I have been looking for.
Search by name works well. Also they show original documents as well.
Search in Russian but transliteration of names is not so difficult.
If someone has a problem with Russian search I could help.

Vladimir Salita
Bowie, MD
vlasal@...


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Re: New huge archive available #galicia

Vladimir Salita <vlasal@...>
 

Dear researchers,

Thanks to Alex Volkov who provided that reference below on Ukraine
SIG mailing list.

The address is http://www.obd-memorial.ru/

That is an invaluable source of data on Russian (USSR) soldiers died
or disappeared during WW II compiled by Russian Defense Department.
Search is very slow now, their server is overloaded since they just
recently announced that database on TV.

I already checked it and found what I have been looking for.
Search by name works well. Also they show original documents as well.
Search in Russian but transliteration of names is not so difficult.
If someone has a problem with Russian search I could help.

Vladimir Salita
Bowie, MD
vlasal@...


Re: Looking for ZIMAND #galicia

Phyllis Kramer <phylliskramer1@...>
 

Caroline requested information on ZIMAND, ZIEMAND and ZINKER
surnames >from Galicia...

Let me strongly suggest, Caroline, that you try all of JewishGen's
wonderful search facilities...

Begin with JewishGen Family Finder (JGFF), and find other
researchers looking for these surnames. 23 researchers are
researching surnames that sound like ZIEMAND. If the towns they list
are unfamiliar to you, use the JewishGen Shtetl Seeker to determine
how far away they are >from your towns... and while you are there,
add your own Surnames/Towns. Then go to the Polish Country Database,
Jewish Records Indexing-Poland (JRI-P) and the Family Tree of the
Jewish People (FTJP). All of these wonderful databases hold Zimands.

JewishGen recently installed a shortcut for new researchers... there
is a box on the top of the home page in which you can put your
surname and search all the databases for that country. Find out
where your towns are today, then use that country to begin searching...
most likely you'll begin with Poland and Ukraine.

Best of luck with your search,
Phyllis
phylliskramer1@...
VP, Education, JewishGen, Inc.
researching (mostly Galicia):
STECHER, TRACHMAN, >from Zmigrod, Dukla, Krosno
KRAMER, BEIM, WISNER >from Jasienica
SCHEINER, KANDEL, SCHIMMEL >from Strzyzow, Dubiecko
LINDNER, EICHEL >from Rohatyn (also Iasi, Romania)


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia re: Looking for ZIMAND #galicia

Phyllis Kramer <phylliskramer1@...>
 

Caroline requested information on ZIMAND, ZIEMAND and ZINKER
surnames >from Galicia...

Let me strongly suggest, Caroline, that you try all of JewishGen's
wonderful search facilities...

Begin with JewishGen Family Finder (JGFF), and find other
researchers looking for these surnames. 23 researchers are
researching surnames that sound like ZIEMAND. If the towns they list
are unfamiliar to you, use the JewishGen Shtetl Seeker to determine
how far away they are >from your towns... and while you are there,
add your own Surnames/Towns. Then go to the Polish Country Database,
Jewish Records Indexing-Poland (JRI-P) and the Family Tree of the
Jewish People (FTJP). All of these wonderful databases hold Zimands.

JewishGen recently installed a shortcut for new researchers... there
is a box on the top of the home page in which you can put your
surname and search all the databases for that country. Find out
where your towns are today, then use that country to begin searching...
most likely you'll begin with Poland and Ukraine.

Best of luck with your search,
Phyllis
phylliskramer1@...
VP, Education, JewishGen, Inc.
researching (mostly Galicia):
STECHER, TRACHMAN, >from Zmigrod, Dukla, Krosno
KRAMER, BEIM, WISNER >from Jasienica
SCHEINER, KANDEL, SCHIMMEL >from Strzyzow, Dubiecko
LINDNER, EICHEL >from Rohatyn (also Iasi, Romania)


Looking for LEMPERT, LAMPORT, WEINSTEIN from Pomorzany #galicia

Elaine Slavens <eslavens@...>
 

I am looking for family members >from Pomorzany (Pomorin, Pomorzhany,
Pomoryany), with the last name of LEMPERT, LAMPORT, or WEINSTEIN.
I am also looking for any archival information or photos of this town.

Most of my family came over to Canada around 1900, and there were
some that also perished in the Holocaust, but there certainly could
be long lost relatives out there too who are reading this forum.

If anyone knows of any connections, I'd be happy to hear >from you.

Elaine Slavens
Toronto, Canada


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Looking for LEMPERT, LAMPORT, WEINSTEIN from Pomorzany #galicia

Elaine Slavens <eslavens@...>
 

I am looking for family members >from Pomorzany (Pomorin, Pomorzhany,
Pomoryany), with the last name of LEMPERT, LAMPORT, or WEINSTEIN.
I am also looking for any archival information or photos of this town.

Most of my family came over to Canada around 1900, and there were
some that also perished in the Holocaust, but there certainly could
be long lost relatives out there too who are reading this forum.

If anyone knows of any connections, I'd be happy to hear >from you.

Elaine Slavens
Toronto, Canada


Street Views-Google Maps-23 US Cities #general

Pamela Weisberger <pweisberger@...>
 

Would you like to see a current photograph of your great-grandparents' apartment
building (or the block where it once stood) on Manhattan's lower east side or
virtually explore, at street level, the neighborhoods where they lived in Boston,
Chicago, Miami...or more...>from your home computer?

Google Maps has an exciting feature called "Street View" which provides
photographs of the actual locations you are viewing on their maps. There are 23
US cities available, including New York, Denver, Miami, Las Vegas, San Francisco,
Chicago, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Portland, Tucson, Houston, Dallas,
Detroit, Indianapolis, Fort Worth, Boston, Minneapolis, St. Paul, and Providence,
with more being added daily. London should also be coming online soon.

To use this feature go to Google Maps (maps.google.com), enter the address and
hit the "Street View" button. (The option for street level view appears at the
top right of the map where available.) Blue outlines show roads where street
view is available. Click on the camera icon to bring up the image and click on
full view to enlarge the photo. You can also pan up, zoom in and rotate 360
degrees. Although you can't save the photograph to your computer, you can take a
digital picture off of your screen.

Their helpful tutorial on how to use this feature is available at:

http://tinyurl.com/369ojx

There are other city street-level/map-viewing website out there as well, such as:
http://www.everyscape.com. All are valuable components to your genealogical
research and provide useful images to add to your websites and family tree charts.

Enjoy!

Pamela Weisberger
Santa Monica, CA
pweisberger@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Street Views-Google Maps-23 US Cities #general

Pamela Weisberger <pweisberger@...>
 

Would you like to see a current photograph of your great-grandparents' apartment
building (or the block where it once stood) on Manhattan's lower east side or
virtually explore, at street level, the neighborhoods where they lived in Boston,
Chicago, Miami...or more...>from your home computer?

Google Maps has an exciting feature called "Street View" which provides
photographs of the actual locations you are viewing on their maps. There are 23
US cities available, including New York, Denver, Miami, Las Vegas, San Francisco,
Chicago, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Portland, Tucson, Houston, Dallas,
Detroit, Indianapolis, Fort Worth, Boston, Minneapolis, St. Paul, and Providence,
with more being added daily. London should also be coming online soon.

To use this feature go to Google Maps (maps.google.com), enter the address and
hit the "Street View" button. (The option for street level view appears at the
top right of the map where available.) Blue outlines show roads where street
view is available. Click on the camera icon to bring up the image and click on
full view to enlarge the photo. You can also pan up, zoom in and rotate 360
degrees. Although you can't save the photograph to your computer, you can take a
digital picture off of your screen.

Their helpful tutorial on how to use this feature is available at:

http://tinyurl.com/369ojx

There are other city street-level/map-viewing website out there as well, such as:
http://www.everyscape.com. All are valuable components to your genealogical
research and provide useful images to add to your websites and family tree charts.

Enjoy!

Pamela Weisberger
Santa Monica, CA
pweisberger@...


Botosani Cemetery #romania

Bruno Segal <brunosegal@...>
 

This past summer I visited Romania with my son to rediscover the places
where I grew up in Bucharest, and also the places in Botosani where my
parents and their parents were born and lived. In Botosani I did some
research at the archives and also visited the graves of my grandparents and
great-grandparents. It was indeed very meaningful to be able to stop at the
graves of my ancestors, and to say a few special prayers while there.
However, I was very distressed to find that the cemetery there has suffered
from great neglect. Many parts of the cemetery were so overgrown with
vegetation that it was impassible. Many of the headstones have toppled over,
many others are hidden by vegetation. It was very sad to see that the
resting places where so many of our illustrious ancestors are buried is so
neglected and forgotten. To make matters worse, no markers exist that guide
visitors to the location of the gravesites. The local caretaker is the only
person who can guide you to the areas that are still passable, and without
his help you can not find the exact locations of the gravesites.
Unfortunately, as the Jewish population in Botosani declined significantly
in the 1950's and 1960's, and as many of its former residents emigrated to
Israel, the local Jewish population that was left did not have the manpower
or resources to keep up the cemetery. This was true not only in the
communist era when most people struggled to have the means to survive but
even in the past 17 years since the fall of communism. As many of you know
in the 1930's Botosani had the second largest Jewish community in Moldavia ,
with Iasi being the largest. The city had over 14,000 Jews who comprised
over 35% of the population.

I would like to hear >from some of you that have ideas and suggestions how
best to proceed with cleaning up the cemetery in Botosani. I have already
contacted the president of the Jewish community in Botosani and have his
cooperation.

Bruno Segal
Teaneck, New Jersey
brunosegal@...


Romania SIG #Romania Botosani Cemetery #romania

Bruno Segal <brunosegal@...>
 

This past summer I visited Romania with my son to rediscover the places
where I grew up in Bucharest, and also the places in Botosani where my
parents and their parents were born and lived. In Botosani I did some
research at the archives and also visited the graves of my grandparents and
great-grandparents. It was indeed very meaningful to be able to stop at the
graves of my ancestors, and to say a few special prayers while there.
However, I was very distressed to find that the cemetery there has suffered
from great neglect. Many parts of the cemetery were so overgrown with
vegetation that it was impassible. Many of the headstones have toppled over,
many others are hidden by vegetation. It was very sad to see that the
resting places where so many of our illustrious ancestors are buried is so
neglected and forgotten. To make matters worse, no markers exist that guide
visitors to the location of the gravesites. The local caretaker is the only
person who can guide you to the areas that are still passable, and without
his help you can not find the exact locations of the gravesites.
Unfortunately, as the Jewish population in Botosani declined significantly
in the 1950's and 1960's, and as many of its former residents emigrated to
Israel, the local Jewish population that was left did not have the manpower
or resources to keep up the cemetery. This was true not only in the
communist era when most people struggled to have the means to survive but
even in the past 17 years since the fall of communism. As many of you know
in the 1930's Botosani had the second largest Jewish community in Moldavia ,
with Iasi being the largest. The city had over 14,000 Jews who comprised
over 35% of the population.

I would like to hear >from some of you that have ideas and suggestions how
best to proceed with cleaning up the cemetery in Botosani. I have already
contacted the president of the Jewish community in Botosani and have his
cooperation.

Bruno Segal
Teaneck, New Jersey
brunosegal@...


Translation of Birth Certificate #romania

C Gryfe <a_cgryfe@...>
 

I would be grateful for a full translation of the Romanian birth
certificate on ViewMate:

VM11032

http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/toview.html

Are the given name and surname transposed?

Many thanks.
Cyril Gryfe
Toronto ON


Romania SIG #Romania Translation of Birth Certificate #romania

C Gryfe <a_cgryfe@...>
 

I would be grateful for a full translation of the Romanian birth
certificate on ViewMate:

VM11032

http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/toview.html

Are the given name and surname transposed?

Many thanks.
Cyril Gryfe
Toronto ON


help with a romanian translation of Iasi census records #romania

nym1231@...
 

I'm looking if anyone can translate some records that I have
computerized >from Iasi censuses, which list two of my ancestors: Alter
Peretz KLEPPER and Hersh Leib KAUDEL. I am looking if someone can
translate all the text, including the titles to each column and the
writing on the bottom below the people. It is on JewishGen ViewMate
file VM11050. The url is:
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=11050 .
Thank you to all that can help. I greatly appreciate it.

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Romania SIG #Romania help with a romanian translation of Iasi census records #romania

nym1231@...
 

I'm looking if anyone can translate some records that I have
computerized >from Iasi censuses, which list two of my ancestors: Alter
Peretz KLEPPER and Hersh Leib KAUDEL. I am looking if someone can
translate all the text, including the titles to each column and the
writing on the bottom below the people. It is on JewishGen ViewMate
file VM11050. The url is:
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=11050 .
Thank you to all that can help. I greatly appreciate it.

MODERATOR NOTE; Name? Place of residence? These are required for
every post by JewishGen.


VM11045 Polish translation #general

MarlaP1041@...
 

Hello all,
Once again I am asking for help.Can somebody please translate this letter
from the Sandomierz repository? The link is:
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=11045
I think I know the general meaning of the letter but would like to be sure
before answering them.
Thank you so much and please respond privately,
Marla Pietroniro
Marstons Mills, MA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen VM11045 Polish translation #general

MarlaP1041@...
 

Hello all,
Once again I am asking for help.Can somebody please translate this letter
from the Sandomierz repository? The link is:
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=11045
I think I know the general meaning of the letter but would like to be sure
before answering them.
Thank you so much and please respond privately,
Marla Pietroniro
Marstons Mills, MA


RABBI ELIEZER WINTNER #hungary

Avrofek <avrofek@...>
 

Rabbi Raphael Halperin in his encyclopedia Etz Hayim lists haRav Eliezer
Wintner #2351 as one of the great rabbis of Hungary. He was rabbi in
Breif(sp!) and Av Bet Din in Shtempan (sp!). He was a disciple of haRav
Moshe Sofer.
He died in 1893 at the age of 41.
I would appreciate ANY information: scholastic, rabbinic, family, genealogy,
etc.
Thank you all'
Avraham Ofek


18th century emigration to Hungary #hungary

Henry Wellisch <henry.kelwel@...>
 

There is a lot of detailed information available on the immigration
into Hungary >from Moravia, Austria and Bohemia. Most of it is shown in
the various 18th century censuses that were conducted in Hungary. In
some of these censuses (1725, 1735) the origin of the head of
household is identified. These censuses were published in Magyar Zsido
Okleveltar, an 18 volume collection on Hungarian Jewish documents,
which is available in certain University and large Jewish libraries.
Henry Wellisch
Toronto