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Re: Jewish cemetery in Lwow (Lviv, Lemberg) #general

Sam Wolff <baalh@...>
 

You might try Di Gildene Royze. The Turei Zahav Synagogue in Lviv [Lemberg].
Reasonably priced copies are available for sale on the internet.

It has a general chapter on Jews in Lviv, and an appendix on the
archaeology of the synagogue by David Amit (Jerusalem)- perhaps you should
try ringing up David...

Sam Wolff
Jerusalem

Isak Gath wrote:

I was wondering if anybody of you know if the old Jewish cemetery in Lwow
(Lemberg, now Lviv in the Ukraine) still exists. Are there any grave stones
left after the devastations of WWII and the communists?


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Jewish cemetery in Lwow (Lviv, Lemberg) #general

Sam Wolff <baalh@...>
 

You might try Di Gildene Royze. The Turei Zahav Synagogue in Lviv [Lemberg].
Reasonably priced copies are available for sale on the internet.

It has a general chapter on Jews in Lviv, and an appendix on the
archaeology of the synagogue by David Amit (Jerusalem)- perhaps you should
try ringing up David...

Sam Wolff
Jerusalem

Isak Gath wrote:

I was wondering if anybody of you know if the old Jewish cemetery in Lwow
(Lemberg, now Lviv in the Ukraine) still exists. Are there any grave stones
left after the devastations of WWII and the communists?


1940 US Census (Great Uncle Herman GANZ) #general

Helen Kastenbaum
 

I found my Gr Uncle, Herman GANZ, in the US WW2 draft registration cards,
age 54, living in Philadelphia, Pa, at 965 Marshall St. I tried the 1930
Census no luck. But now I had a lead. At last, I would with determination
find my elusive uncle.

I found the En# 51-389, image 1 frame 1105, roll 3698. I knew that he was
born in Aus/Hungary and had immigrated to the USA in 1914. His address on
Marshall St was between Grand Ave and Poplar.

But now, I thought that I would get the info about his wife and daughter.
I knew that he had a drygoods store, but he had always been an unknown
for me. I knew nothing about his life in the US.

He died in Israel. So I had the beginning and the end, So I scrolled thru
20 pages. The was no 965 Marshall St. No Herman GANZ, no wife and daughter.

So my question is: Is there anyone out there in Philadelphia, PA who
remembers a drygoods store on Marshall Ave #965 ??

Helen Ganz Kastenbaum
Port St. Lucie, Fla
USA

MODERATOR NOTE: What is referred to, above, as "En#," is usually called
the "ED #": an abbreviation for Enumeration District.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen 1940 US Census (Great Uncle Herman GANZ) #general

Helen Kastenbaum
 

I found my Gr Uncle, Herman GANZ, in the US WW2 draft registration cards,
age 54, living in Philadelphia, Pa, at 965 Marshall St. I tried the 1930
Census no luck. But now I had a lead. At last, I would with determination
find my elusive uncle.

I found the En# 51-389, image 1 frame 1105, roll 3698. I knew that he was
born in Aus/Hungary and had immigrated to the USA in 1914. His address on
Marshall St was between Grand Ave and Poplar.

But now, I thought that I would get the info about his wife and daughter.
I knew that he had a drygoods store, but he had always been an unknown
for me. I knew nothing about his life in the US.

He died in Israel. So I had the beginning and the end, So I scrolled thru
20 pages. The was no 965 Marshall St. No Herman GANZ, no wife and daughter.

So my question is: Is there anyone out there in Philadelphia, PA who
remembers a drygoods store on Marshall Ave #965 ??

Helen Ganz Kastenbaum
Port St. Lucie, Fla
USA

MODERATOR NOTE: What is referred to, above, as "En#," is usually called
the "ED #": an abbreviation for Enumeration District.


Estonia Population Registers 1918-1944 on FamilySearch #latvia

Marion Werle <werle@...>
 

FamilySearch (LDS) has just posted digitized population registers for
Estonia, for the period 1918-1944. They are arranged by city, and do not
appear to be indexed. These are not specifically Jewish records, but if you
have family who lived in Estonia, it might be worth a look. The website is
https://familysearch.org.

Marion Werle
<werle@...>


Latvia SIG #Latvia Estonia Population Registers 1918-1944 on FamilySearch #latvia

Marion Werle <werle@...>
 

FamilySearch (LDS) has just posted digitized population registers for
Estonia, for the period 1918-1944. They are arranged by city, and do not
appear to be indexed. These are not specifically Jewish records, but if you
have family who lived in Estonia, it might be worth a look. The website is
https://familysearch.org.

Marion Werle
<werle@...>


Baranow Sandomierski, Tarnobrzeg, Wola Golega, Wola Baranka, #galicia

Shannon Adams <moonshell@...>
 

Hi,

I am helping a friend trace their family who emigrated >from Galicia
to New York via Antwerp in 1895-1899. Ship manifests, census
and naturalization certificates list their town of origin variously as
Austria, Galicia, Baranow and Wola Golega (which is the pre-1928
name for Wola Baranowska, 2.4 miles outside Baranow
Sandomierski).

Grandchildren of the young man who emigrated recall him speaking
of Sandomierz and of being apprenticed to a hat manufacturer in
(around 1893-98) in Tarnow.

As a novice to genealogy in this area, I am doing a lot of reading,
but have failed to find any reference to this particular family in
the JewishGen databases or the Polish Indexes or to make any
further progress. Does anyone have any suggestions for where we
should look next for general or specific information?

Our current info is:

Frank Katz (b Ephraim Katz in March 1882 Baranow, Austria - last
residence Wola Golega, Tarnobrzeg 1898)

His father was Israel Katz (b about 1855, last residence Wola
Baranka [can find no record of this place, is it Baranow?]

Frank's mother Ida Kornbluth (b Eidel? Kornbluth about 1854 -
possibly in Baranow Sandomierski)

Ida Kornbluth's death certificate says she was the daughter of
Abraham Kornbluth and Ruth Pearl (Perl?) probably born
1818-1835.

Ida and Israel Katz had 4 children (Frank, Morris, Jacob and Yetta
/ or Ephraim, Moses, Jonkle and Yette) who emigrated to the USA.

I appreciate any suggestions on learning more about the family
and or shtetls in the Baranof / Baranow / Wola Golega area.

Thanks in advance.

Shannon Adams
Seattle, WA


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Baranow Sandomierski, Tarnobrzeg, Wola Golega, Wola Baranka, #galicia

Shannon Adams <moonshell@...>
 

Hi,

I am helping a friend trace their family who emigrated >from Galicia
to New York via Antwerp in 1895-1899. Ship manifests, census
and naturalization certificates list their town of origin variously as
Austria, Galicia, Baranow and Wola Golega (which is the pre-1928
name for Wola Baranowska, 2.4 miles outside Baranow
Sandomierski).

Grandchildren of the young man who emigrated recall him speaking
of Sandomierz and of being apprenticed to a hat manufacturer in
(around 1893-98) in Tarnow.

As a novice to genealogy in this area, I am doing a lot of reading,
but have failed to find any reference to this particular family in
the JewishGen databases or the Polish Indexes or to make any
further progress. Does anyone have any suggestions for where we
should look next for general or specific information?

Our current info is:

Frank Katz (b Ephraim Katz in March 1882 Baranow, Austria - last
residence Wola Golega, Tarnobrzeg 1898)

His father was Israel Katz (b about 1855, last residence Wola
Baranka [can find no record of this place, is it Baranow?]

Frank's mother Ida Kornbluth (b Eidel? Kornbluth about 1854 -
possibly in Baranow Sandomierski)

Ida Kornbluth's death certificate says she was the daughter of
Abraham Kornbluth and Ruth Pearl (Perl?) probably born
1818-1835.

Ida and Israel Katz had 4 children (Frank, Morris, Jacob and Yetta
/ or Ephraim, Moses, Jonkle and Yette) who emigrated to the USA.

I appreciate any suggestions on learning more about the family
and or shtetls in the Baranof / Baranow / Wola Golega area.

Thanks in advance.

Shannon Adams
Seattle, WA


Viewmate Polish Vital Records #poland

Joshua Skarf <jskarf@...>
 

I've posted a few vital records in Polish for which I need a loose
translation.

My great-great-great grandfather, Szlama Kierkowski, married Ruchla
Bogdal in 1858. The marriage record is here:

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=22378


He apparently was a widower at the time, and I wonder if any
information about parents or a first wife appear in the document.

I also found another record which may perhaps be his first marriage,
which I posted here:

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=22380.
I would like a loose translation of the document to help figure out
if it is in fact the same person.

In addition, I've posted three other documents about people >from
the Bogdal-Kierkowski family:

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=22377

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=22379

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=22381

for which I'd also like to get loose translations. I'd appreciate your
help.

Sincerely,

Joshua Skarf

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately or on the Viewmate form.


JRI Poland #Poland Viewmate Polish Vital Records #poland

Joshua Skarf <jskarf@...>
 

I've posted a few vital records in Polish for which I need a loose
translation.

My great-great-great grandfather, Szlama Kierkowski, married Ruchla
Bogdal in 1858. The marriage record is here:

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=22378


He apparently was a widower at the time, and I wonder if any
information about parents or a first wife appear in the document.

I also found another record which may perhaps be his first marriage,
which I posted here:

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=22380.
I would like a loose translation of the document to help figure out
if it is in fact the same person.

In addition, I've posted three other documents about people >from
the Bogdal-Kierkowski family:

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=22377

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=22379

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=22381

for which I'd also like to get loose translations. I'd appreciate your
help.

Sincerely,

Joshua Skarf

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately or on the Viewmate form.


Synagogue & Temple: Orthodoxy and Reform in Lvov #galicia

J.C.Keiner <j.c.keiner@...>
 

Since I put up an email asking if anyone had any information on the
Reform Rabbi Guttman of Lvov, related to my maternal grandmother's
family, whose existence my mother told me of, I've had some very
interesting emails and links to further information which I think most
of us with connections to Lvov/Lviv will find well worth reading.

Firstly, Nancy Fox kindly sent me this link:

http://www.hgssfriendsoflvov.org.uk/brothers.pdf

which gives a history of the particularly beautiful Orthodox synagogue
in Lviv which a London synagogue has "adopted" and is raising money
to restore. The PDF has some very attractive photographs of the unique
painted interior, and its description of the city and the reviving Jewish
community make it a most appealing holiday destination. It does name
a Rabbi Joachim Guttman as a founder of the society which built the
synagogue--whether he could also have been related to my
grandmother's family, I don't know, but he's clearly not of the Reform
movement.

However, the PDF encouraged me to do a further web search, which led
me to this very interesting scholarly article on the history of Reform in
Poland, which, as the author, Professor Michal Galas of the Jagellonian
University says, is a very much neglected field, as it is usually assumed
that Polish Jews remained resolutely Orthodox, which of course the great
majority did.

http://readperiodicals.com/201104/2383607481.html#b

The article gives an insight into the growth of Reform synagogues in
Poland pre WWII and the modifications of orthodox Jewish practice they
established in their communities in Warsaw, Lvov and Krakow. It names
an interwar Rabbi in Lvov as Rabbi Samuel Wolf Guttman, who is almost
certainly the cousin my mother told me of. Whether he was related to
Rabbi Joachim Guttman is an intriguing question-- but Guttman was a
fairly common name.

The article also discusses the influence some of these Polish Reform
adherents had subsequently in the US and elsewhere in Europe.

Wishing everyone a happy Pesach

Judy Keiner
London, England


JGS North Jersey April 19 meeting #general

Paul Lewis <pmlewis6391@...>
 

The Jewish Genealogical Society of North Jersey
1 Pike Drive, Wayne, New Jersey 07470
(973) 595-0100

What: Locating Your Ancestors Using Original European Documents
Where: Wayne Y
When: Thursday, April 19, 2012 at 7:30 p.m.
The library opens at 7:00 for schmoozing and perusing.

This lecture will highlight a wide variety of Mr. Gordon's family documents
from Germany, Poland, Latvia and Lithuania including images of actual
records beginning in the year 1730. He will explain the process of how to
obtain these documents >from online sources, the Mormon Church, >from European
archives.

Refreshments will be served. Members and non-members are welcome at
meetings. There is no charge.

Save these future dates
Thurs. May 18, Barbara Krasner will share her experience with us. A trip to
Warsaw and her grandparents' shtetlach in 2008 connected her to her roots.
from the 16th-century synagogue at Tykocin to Warsaw's memorials, discover
the Jewish heritage of Poland.

Also Thurs June 21, and the IAJGS conference July 15-18 in Paris, France

For more information about the J.G.S. of North Jersey, contact:
Susan Kobren president@...
Paul Lewis publicity@...
Judy Salomon jfs6403@...

Or see our NEW website
http://www.jgsnj.org

Submitted by Paul Lewis, publicity@...


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Synagogue & Temple: Orthodoxy and Reform in Lvov #galicia

J.C.Keiner <j.c.keiner@...>
 

Since I put up an email asking if anyone had any information on the
Reform Rabbi Guttman of Lvov, related to my maternal grandmother's
family, whose existence my mother told me of, I've had some very
interesting emails and links to further information which I think most
of us with connections to Lvov/Lviv will find well worth reading.

Firstly, Nancy Fox kindly sent me this link:

http://www.hgssfriendsoflvov.org.uk/brothers.pdf

which gives a history of the particularly beautiful Orthodox synagogue
in Lviv which a London synagogue has "adopted" and is raising money
to restore. The PDF has some very attractive photographs of the unique
painted interior, and its description of the city and the reviving Jewish
community make it a most appealing holiday destination. It does name
a Rabbi Joachim Guttman as a founder of the society which built the
synagogue--whether he could also have been related to my
grandmother's family, I don't know, but he's clearly not of the Reform
movement.

However, the PDF encouraged me to do a further web search, which led
me to this very interesting scholarly article on the history of Reform in
Poland, which, as the author, Professor Michal Galas of the Jagellonian
University says, is a very much neglected field, as it is usually assumed
that Polish Jews remained resolutely Orthodox, which of course the great
majority did.

http://readperiodicals.com/201104/2383607481.html#b

The article gives an insight into the growth of Reform synagogues in
Poland pre WWII and the modifications of orthodox Jewish practice they
established in their communities in Warsaw, Lvov and Krakow. It names
an interwar Rabbi in Lvov as Rabbi Samuel Wolf Guttman, who is almost
certainly the cousin my mother told me of. Whether he was related to
Rabbi Joachim Guttman is an intriguing question-- but Guttman was a
fairly common name.

The article also discusses the influence some of these Polish Reform
adherents had subsequently in the US and elsewhere in Europe.

Wishing everyone a happy Pesach

Judy Keiner
London, England


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JGS North Jersey April 19 meeting #general

Paul Lewis <pmlewis6391@...>
 

The Jewish Genealogical Society of North Jersey
1 Pike Drive, Wayne, New Jersey 07470
(973) 595-0100

What: Locating Your Ancestors Using Original European Documents
Where: Wayne Y
When: Thursday, April 19, 2012 at 7:30 p.m.
The library opens at 7:00 for schmoozing and perusing.

This lecture will highlight a wide variety of Mr. Gordon's family documents
from Germany, Poland, Latvia and Lithuania including images of actual
records beginning in the year 1730. He will explain the process of how to
obtain these documents >from online sources, the Mormon Church, >from European
archives.

Refreshments will be served. Members and non-members are welcome at
meetings. There is no charge.

Save these future dates
Thurs. May 18, Barbara Krasner will share her experience with us. A trip to
Warsaw and her grandparents' shtetlach in 2008 connected her to her roots.
from the 16th-century synagogue at Tykocin to Warsaw's memorials, discover
the Jewish heritage of Poland.

Also Thurs June 21, and the IAJGS conference July 15-18 in Paris, France

For more information about the J.G.S. of North Jersey, contact:
Susan Kobren president@...
Paul Lewis publicity@...
Judy Salomon jfs6403@...

Or see our NEW website
http://www.jgsnj.org

Submitted by Paul Lewis, publicity@...


Hungary Heritage Trip #hungary

Stuart Ungar
 

Thought the group might have an interest in a story I wrote that ran this past Sunday in the Louisville
Courier-Journal. It details the spiritual journey I took with my twelve-year-old son back to our Hungarian roots.
It was an early Bar Mitzvah gift. The link is here:

http://www.courier-journal.com/article/20120408/FEATURES/304080013/stuart-ungar-trip-with-son-to-hungary

Stuart Ungar
stuartungar@...


SCHWADRON / REICH - Cabiny or maybe Stropkov, Slovakia #hungary

steinsteve@...
 

Looking for descendants of Isadore SCHWADRON and Sarah REICH SCHWADRON, who
may have been researching the REICH family >from Hungary/Slovakia. The
SCHWADRONs attended my parents' wedding in the Bronx in 1948, lived on Logan
Street in East New York, Brooklyn. In the 1940 census, they have 3 children,
Lillian, Renee, and Joseph.

The family story was that Sarah was related to my grandmother but no one
knew how. I recently found Sarah in the 1940 Census as well as in the NYC
marriage records, which led me to an entry on EIDB showing her coming from
Csebinye (Cabiny) in northeast Slovakia just sound of Medzilaborce, just
over the ridge >from my GGF's town.

I'm hoping that maybe someone has done the REICH family a little further
back. There seem to be many REICHs in the 1869 Hungarian census >from nearby
Stropkov.

Steve Stein
Highland Park, NJ

Moderator: Please contact Steve off-list unless advice will be of general interest.


Hungary SIG #Hungary Hungary Heritage Trip #hungary

Stuart Ungar
 

Thought the group might have an interest in a story I wrote that ran this past Sunday in the Louisville
Courier-Journal. It details the spiritual journey I took with my twelve-year-old son back to our Hungarian roots.
It was an early Bar Mitzvah gift. The link is here:

http://www.courier-journal.com/article/20120408/FEATURES/304080013/stuart-ungar-trip-with-son-to-hungary

Stuart Ungar
stuartungar@...


Hungary SIG #Hungary SCHWADRON / REICH - Cabiny or maybe Stropkov, Slovakia #hungary

steinsteve@...
 

Looking for descendants of Isadore SCHWADRON and Sarah REICH SCHWADRON, who
may have been researching the REICH family >from Hungary/Slovakia. The
SCHWADRONs attended my parents' wedding in the Bronx in 1948, lived on Logan
Street in East New York, Brooklyn. In the 1940 census, they have 3 children,
Lillian, Renee, and Joseph.

The family story was that Sarah was related to my grandmother but no one
knew how. I recently found Sarah in the 1940 Census as well as in the NYC
marriage records, which led me to an entry on EIDB showing her coming from
Csebinye (Cabiny) in northeast Slovakia just sound of Medzilaborce, just
over the ridge >from my GGF's town.

I'm hoping that maybe someone has done the REICH family a little further
back. There seem to be many REICHs in the 1869 Hungarian census >from nearby
Stropkov.

Steve Stein
Highland Park, NJ

Moderator: Please contact Steve off-list unless advice will be of general interest.


Hebrew records form Szecseny #hungary

E. Randol Schoenberg
 

I have received 42 pages of scans of a Hebrew record book 1793-1850 >from =
Szecseny, Hungary. Unfortunately my Hebrew is not good enough to read =
them. If anyone wants to make a project to transcribe these so they can =
be added to the Hungary database on JewishGen, please let me know and i =
can make them available.

Randy Schoenberg
Los Angeles, CA

Moderator: Thanks to Randy for bringing this to our attention. If you're interested in working on this effort
please contact Randy and Sarah Feuerstein sfeuerstein@... H-SIG's Vital Records Coordinator.


Hungary SIG #Hungary Hebrew records form Szecseny #hungary

E. Randol Schoenberg
 

I have received 42 pages of scans of a Hebrew record book 1793-1850 >from =
Szecseny, Hungary. Unfortunately my Hebrew is not good enough to read =
them. If anyone wants to make a project to transcribe these so they can =
be added to the Hungary database on JewishGen, please let me know and i =
can make them available.

Randy Schoenberg
Los Angeles, CA

Moderator: Thanks to Randy for bringing this to our attention. If you're interested in working on this effort
please contact Randy and Sarah Feuerstein sfeuerstein@... H-SIG's Vital Records Coordinator.