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Translators Needed for Romanian and Bessarabia Records Projects #romania

Bob Wascou
 

Translators are needed to work on many of our ROM-SIG projects.
The languages include German, Romanian, Cyrillic Romanian and Hebrew.

Please help us help you!

The main projects that we are working on include:

Suceava County (Campulung Moldovensc, Gura Humorului, Radauti, Scola
and Suceava)
Iasi County especially Iasi and Harlau
Neamt County (Roman)
Bacau County (Bacau)
Herta
Bucharest
Botosani
Bendery and Bendery area

For a full list of our projects please volunteer at
http://tinyurl.com/vol-transcriber .

ROM SIG is a on a roll, please help us go!

Bob Wascou
ROM-SIG Research Coordinator

Rosanne Leeson
Jeni Armandez
ROM-SIG Co-Coordinators


information from Siberia #ukraine

Alex Girshovich
 

Hi Myra,

After reading your message, just for curiosity I googled a few Russian
sources re Jews in Irkutsk. And surprisingly I found that >from 19th
century there appeared a kind of Jewish life in Siberia, with Irkutsk
being an economic center of the region.

In the Jewish Roots portal there is an interesting article on Jews in
Irkutsk before 1917, based on the book "Jews in Irkutsk" published in
1915 on the eve of the Russian revolution. All the text is in Russian
but you can easily translate it with Google translator.
http://j-roots.info/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=318:-1

A few more descriptional sources are (all in Russian)
http://forum.j-roots.info/viewtopic.php?f=28&t=380 - this one is based
on the same 1915 book.
http://www.archipelag.ru/ru_mir/rm-diaspor/hebrew/evrei_rkutska/
http://irkipedia.ru/content/evrei - this one contains a number of
interesting photos related to Jewish history in Irkutsk.

In addition, I found a few references to BORKOVSKY and BARKOVSKY in
the VGD forum (also in Russian). All those appear under the topic
Exiled Polish Jews in Siberia. Actually, I just saw that you already
placed there your post.

And also there is a person - Stanislav BORKOVSKY that appears in
Irkutsk Phone Directory. However, no one can guarantee that this is
your relative, because this surname is quite frequent in Russian
social networks.

Unfortunately there are no good English sources on Russia, end
especially on Siberia.

Good Luck with your challenging task.

BR,
Alex Girshovich
Jerusalem, Israel


Romania SIG #Romania Translators Needed for Romanian and Bessarabia Records Projects #romania

Bob Wascou
 

Translators are needed to work on many of our ROM-SIG projects.
The languages include German, Romanian, Cyrillic Romanian and Hebrew.

Please help us help you!

The main projects that we are working on include:

Suceava County (Campulung Moldovensc, Gura Humorului, Radauti, Scola
and Suceava)
Iasi County especially Iasi and Harlau
Neamt County (Roman)
Bacau County (Bacau)
Herta
Bucharest
Botosani
Bendery and Bendery area

For a full list of our projects please volunteer at
http://tinyurl.com/vol-transcriber .

ROM SIG is a on a roll, please help us go!

Bob Wascou
ROM-SIG Research Coordinator

Rosanne Leeson
Jeni Armandez
ROM-SIG Co-Coordinators


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine information from Siberia #ukraine

Alex Girshovich
 

Hi Myra,

After reading your message, just for curiosity I googled a few Russian
sources re Jews in Irkutsk. And surprisingly I found that >from 19th
century there appeared a kind of Jewish life in Siberia, with Irkutsk
being an economic center of the region.

In the Jewish Roots portal there is an interesting article on Jews in
Irkutsk before 1917, based on the book "Jews in Irkutsk" published in
1915 on the eve of the Russian revolution. All the text is in Russian
but you can easily translate it with Google translator.
http://j-roots.info/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=318:-1

A few more descriptional sources are (all in Russian)
http://forum.j-roots.info/viewtopic.php?f=28&t=380 - this one is based
on the same 1915 book.
http://www.archipelag.ru/ru_mir/rm-diaspor/hebrew/evrei_rkutska/
http://irkipedia.ru/content/evrei - this one contains a number of
interesting photos related to Jewish history in Irkutsk.

In addition, I found a few references to BORKOVSKY and BARKOVSKY in
the VGD forum (also in Russian). All those appear under the topic
Exiled Polish Jews in Siberia. Actually, I just saw that you already
placed there your post.

And also there is a person - Stanislav BORKOVSKY that appears in
Irkutsk Phone Directory. However, no one can guarantee that this is
your relative, because this surname is quite frequent in Russian
social networks.

Unfortunately there are no good English sources on Russia, end
especially on Siberia.

Good Luck with your challenging task.

BR,
Alex Girshovich
Jerusalem, Israel


Zaslavskys From Uman and Justingrad/Sokolievka #ukraine

William Saslow
 

I've recently found out >from the 1897 Russian Census that my GG Grandfather
Beril Zaslavsky had two older brothers:

Brother 1 was David Zaslavsky who married Metya Ruchla Saneva and had 8
children; Aaron, Godel, Leyba, Chuna, Israel, Sarah, Chaya, and Nachman.

Brother 2 was Isaac Zaslavsky who had one son Gershom.

Their father was Moses Zaslavsky, their Grandfather David Zaslavsky, and
they originated in Sokolievka/Justingrad before arriving in Uman.

Any cousins out there?

Regards,
Bill Saslow
Middletown, Rhode Island
ZASLAVSKY, SASLOVE, SASLOW
UMAN, JUSTINGRAD, SOKOLIEVKA


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Zaslavskys From Uman and Justingrad/Sokolievka #ukraine

William Saslow
 

I've recently found out >from the 1897 Russian Census that my GG Grandfather
Beril Zaslavsky had two older brothers:

Brother 1 was David Zaslavsky who married Metya Ruchla Saneva and had 8
children; Aaron, Godel, Leyba, Chuna, Israel, Sarah, Chaya, and Nachman.

Brother 2 was Isaac Zaslavsky who had one son Gershom.

Their father was Moses Zaslavsky, their Grandfather David Zaslavsky, and
they originated in Sokolievka/Justingrad before arriving in Uman.

Any cousins out there?

Regards,
Bill Saslow
Middletown, Rhode Island
ZASLAVSKY, SASLOVE, SASLOW
UMAN, JUSTINGRAD, SOKOLIEVKA


ZACKLIN (ZACK) and MOSTEL families of Leeds, UK #general

A S Goldberg
 

I am trying to trace a ZACKLIN family (who later shortened their name to
ZACK) who were living in Leeds during the first half of the 20th century.

The ZACKLIN father was a Leeds milkman and he had 2 children. Joe ZACK(LIN)
was in the tailoring trade. He died aged 82 in 1976 and is buried in Leeds.
His sister Ray was quite a well-known screen and stage actress and married
an actor Tommy MOSTEL. After his death, she married a businessman from
Sheffield. Ray had a daughter who married a HOLM >from Leeds.

I would greatly appreciate hearing >from anyone who might know this family or
have information relating to its members and, hopefully, current
descendants. Please respond to me direct to alancomm@netmedia.net.il.

Many thanks,

A S Goldberg
Jerusalem


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen ZACKLIN (ZACK) and MOSTEL families of Leeds, UK #general

A S Goldberg
 

I am trying to trace a ZACKLIN family (who later shortened their name to
ZACK) who were living in Leeds during the first half of the 20th century.

The ZACKLIN father was a Leeds milkman and he had 2 children. Joe ZACK(LIN)
was in the tailoring trade. He died aged 82 in 1976 and is buried in Leeds.
His sister Ray was quite a well-known screen and stage actress and married
an actor Tommy MOSTEL. After his death, she married a businessman from
Sheffield. Ray had a daughter who married a HOLM >from Leeds.

I would greatly appreciate hearing >from anyone who might know this family or
have information relating to its members and, hopefully, current
descendants. Please respond to me direct to alancomm@netmedia.net.il.

Many thanks,

A S Goldberg
Jerusalem


Re: Searching: KLEIMAN from Kamenets #belarus

Emily Garber
 

Matthew Kessler <mjkess@gmail.com> is perplexed about how to determine
the home town of his great grandfather. Was it Kamyanets-Podolsky,
Ukraine or Kamyanets-Litovsk, Belarus?

While the Moderator asked for private replies, this really is a
methodological problem and the answer should be shared. In fact, a
very similar question was explored just a few weeks ago on the
JewishGen Discussion Group forum.

To solve the problem, an exhaustive search is in order, not just for
records for Matthew's ggf but also for any known family,
acquaintances, and neighbors (FANs). Study manifests. What was the
immigrant's last residence, town of birth? Who was left behind in
Europe and where? Find naturalization and draft registration records.

Look at maps. Of the town listed by the ggf and FANs, how close are
they to K-Podolsky or K-Litovsk? I actually dealt with the same
problem with these two communities. I have one relative >from K-P and,
it turns out, another >from K-L. The answer lay in the fact that one of
them said they were >from the Grodno area. K-L is was in the Grodno
Gubernia.

If ones relatives were buried in a landsmanshaft burial plot, then
one should have a great population of FANs to explore (and one may
even find previously unknown relatives). Identify those who were
immigrants and exhaustively study their records.

Seek out every record that may provide community of origin or names of
community members who may have stayed in Europe (such as Yad Vashem
and Yizkor books).

Avotaynu (Vol. XXVII, No. 1, Spring 2011) published an article I wrote
on this subject: Using Landsmanshaft Burial Plots to Discover and
Confrim the Location of a Family Shtetl.=94 I have continued my research
and will present on this subject on Tuesday, August 6 at the IAJGS
Conference in Boston: Beyond the Manifest Confirming One's Ancestral
Origins Using Alternative Sources.

This may be a great deal of work, but the future success of one's
research really depends on getting this right.

Emily Garber
http://www.extrayad.blogspot.com
http://www.kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/yurovshchina/index.html
Phoenix, AZ


Belarus SIG #Belarus Re: Searching: KLEIMAN from Kamenets #belarus

Emily Garber
 

Matthew Kessler <mjkess@gmail.com> is perplexed about how to determine
the home town of his great grandfather. Was it Kamyanets-Podolsky,
Ukraine or Kamyanets-Litovsk, Belarus?

While the Moderator asked for private replies, this really is a
methodological problem and the answer should be shared. In fact, a
very similar question was explored just a few weeks ago on the
JewishGen Discussion Group forum.

To solve the problem, an exhaustive search is in order, not just for
records for Matthew's ggf but also for any known family,
acquaintances, and neighbors (FANs). Study manifests. What was the
immigrant's last residence, town of birth? Who was left behind in
Europe and where? Find naturalization and draft registration records.

Look at maps. Of the town listed by the ggf and FANs, how close are
they to K-Podolsky or K-Litovsk? I actually dealt with the same
problem with these two communities. I have one relative >from K-P and,
it turns out, another >from K-L. The answer lay in the fact that one of
them said they were >from the Grodno area. K-L is was in the Grodno
Gubernia.

If ones relatives were buried in a landsmanshaft burial plot, then
one should have a great population of FANs to explore (and one may
even find previously unknown relatives). Identify those who were
immigrants and exhaustively study their records.

Seek out every record that may provide community of origin or names of
community members who may have stayed in Europe (such as Yad Vashem
and Yizkor books).

Avotaynu (Vol. XXVII, No. 1, Spring 2011) published an article I wrote
on this subject: Using Landsmanshaft Burial Plots to Discover and
Confrim the Location of a Family Shtetl.=94 I have continued my research
and will present on this subject on Tuesday, August 6 at the IAJGS
Conference in Boston: Beyond the Manifest Confirming One's Ancestral
Origins Using Alternative Sources.

This may be a great deal of work, but the future success of one's
research really depends on getting this right.

Emily Garber
http://www.extrayad.blogspot.com
http://www.kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/yurovshchina/index.html
Phoenix, AZ


Entertainment at International Conference / Early Registration Deadline Near #hungary

Florence Schumacher, Boston 2013 Publicity Chair
 

Evening Entertainment Announced for International Conference;
Deadline Near for Early Registration Discount

Boston, April 24 --
Conference organizers for the 33rd IAJGS International Conference on
Jewish Genealogy have just released the line-up of evening programs
and entertainment for the August 4-9th meeting in Boston.
Internationally acclaimed musicians, artists and speakers will perform
each evening of the conference following each day's program of lectures,
workshops, films and tours. The first five nights are included in the
conference registration fee; the final night is a Gala Banquet for
which tickets must be purchased.

As previously announced, Sunday evening will feature the keynote
speaker Aaron Lansky, founder of the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst,
Massachusetts. A dessert reception will follow.

On Monday night, Hankus Netsky, founder and director of the famous
Klezmer Conservatory Band and a multi-instrumental performer as
well as a professor in contemporary improvisation and jazz at the
New England Conservatory in Boston, will both speak and perform.
The title of his presentation is "Taking Extreme Measures:
The Ongoing Rescue of Jewish Music" (aka "The Hebrew National
Salvage Project").

On Tuesday, the internationally known classical pianist Mona Golabek
will perform a musical narrative, "The Children of Willesden Lane".
This is the moving story about Lisa Jura, her mother, who escaped
Nazi persecution on the "Kindertransport".

On Wednesday, the Boston based and internationally acclaimed Safam,
a six-member band, will play its original music, a unique blend of
American and Jewish musical styles.
After the evening's entertainment, a lively Jewish Genealogy Game Night,
a version of Jeopardy and Family Feud, will be held for late-nighters.

Thursday night's Gala Banquet will feature the Zamir Chorale of
Boston, Joshua Jacobson Artistic Director, an internationally known
singing group based in Boston. The Zamir Chorale has made 21 recordings
and has toured internationally with its repertoire of major classical
works, music of the Holocaust, newly commissioned compositions, and
Israeli, Yiddish, and Ladino folksongs.

The conference Film Festival will also be showing films in the evenings,
Monday through Thursday.

Be sure to register for the conference by April 30th -- less than a
week away -- to take advantage of the early registration discount.
Go to http://www.iajgs2013.org to register and learn more about the
conference.

Hotel rooms are still available. If you have problems making a
reservation, contact hotel@iajgs.org.

Florence Schumacher
Publicity Chair
33rd IAJGS Conference on International Genealogy


Hungary SIG #Hungary Entertainment at International Conference / Early Registration Deadline Near #hungary

Florence Schumacher, Boston 2013 Publicity Chair
 

Evening Entertainment Announced for International Conference;
Deadline Near for Early Registration Discount

Boston, April 24 --
Conference organizers for the 33rd IAJGS International Conference on
Jewish Genealogy have just released the line-up of evening programs
and entertainment for the August 4-9th meeting in Boston.
Internationally acclaimed musicians, artists and speakers will perform
each evening of the conference following each day's program of lectures,
workshops, films and tours. The first five nights are included in the
conference registration fee; the final night is a Gala Banquet for
which tickets must be purchased.

As previously announced, Sunday evening will feature the keynote
speaker Aaron Lansky, founder of the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst,
Massachusetts. A dessert reception will follow.

On Monday night, Hankus Netsky, founder and director of the famous
Klezmer Conservatory Band and a multi-instrumental performer as
well as a professor in contemporary improvisation and jazz at the
New England Conservatory in Boston, will both speak and perform.
The title of his presentation is "Taking Extreme Measures:
The Ongoing Rescue of Jewish Music" (aka "The Hebrew National
Salvage Project").

On Tuesday, the internationally known classical pianist Mona Golabek
will perform a musical narrative, "The Children of Willesden Lane".
This is the moving story about Lisa Jura, her mother, who escaped
Nazi persecution on the "Kindertransport".

On Wednesday, the Boston based and internationally acclaimed Safam,
a six-member band, will play its original music, a unique blend of
American and Jewish musical styles.
After the evening's entertainment, a lively Jewish Genealogy Game Night,
a version of Jeopardy and Family Feud, will be held for late-nighters.

Thursday night's Gala Banquet will feature the Zamir Chorale of
Boston, Joshua Jacobson Artistic Director, an internationally known
singing group based in Boston. The Zamir Chorale has made 21 recordings
and has toured internationally with its repertoire of major classical
works, music of the Holocaust, newly commissioned compositions, and
Israeli, Yiddish, and Ladino folksongs.

The conference Film Festival will also be showing films in the evenings,
Monday through Thursday.

Be sure to register for the conference by April 30th -- less than a
week away -- to take advantage of the early registration discount.
Go to http://www.iajgs2013.org to register and learn more about the
conference.

Hotel rooms are still available. If you have problems making a
reservation, contact hotel@iajgs.org.

Florence Schumacher
Publicity Chair
33rd IAJGS Conference on International Genealogy


Looking for KONIGSBERG in Hungary #hungary

Jake Jacobs
 

Looking for information about someone named KONIGSBERG who was my gg'grandmother's
relative, and who introduced my g'grandparents. She may have reared my g'g'grandmother
as well. Likely location in or near ZEMPLIN district.

Background: My 2d g'grandmother Roza FEUERLICHT (B. 1880) was reared by a relative,
likely KONIGSBERG neni. We don't know relationship or first name. Roza's parents,
Leah PLANER and Baruch FEUERLICHT, died when Roza was young. Leah was daughter of
Asher Zelig Zsigmond PLANER and (probably) Sali KLEZER. Baruch was son of (probably
) Jozsef FEUERLICHT and Jetti ROTH.

If you know anything about KONIGSBERG, would appreciate information. Thank you!

Diane Jacobs
Austin, Texas


Hungary SIG #Hungary Looking for KONIGSBERG in Hungary #hungary

Jake Jacobs
 

Looking for information about someone named KONIGSBERG who was my gg'grandmother's
relative, and who introduced my g'grandparents. She may have reared my g'g'grandmother
as well. Likely location in or near ZEMPLIN district.

Background: My 2d g'grandmother Roza FEUERLICHT (B. 1880) was reared by a relative,
likely KONIGSBERG neni. We don't know relationship or first name. Roza's parents,
Leah PLANER and Baruch FEUERLICHT, died when Roza was young. Leah was daughter of
Asher Zelig Zsigmond PLANER and (probably) Sali KLEZER. Baruch was son of (probably
) Jozsef FEUERLICHT and Jetti ROTH.

If you know anything about KONIGSBERG, would appreciate information. Thank you!

Diane Jacobs
Austin, Texas


Looking for information about Bekes Jewish community #hungary

Jake Jacobs
 

I am searching for information about the Bekes Jewish community, including maps of
the Jewish community, background information, directories, businesses. My grandmother
grew up in Bekes. We will be visiting in June. We have very little information about
the Jewish elements of town. Would appreciate any information. Thank you!

Diane Jacobs
Austin, Texas, USA


Hungary SIG #Hungary Looking for information about Bekes Jewish community #hungary

Jake Jacobs
 

I am searching for information about the Bekes Jewish community, including maps of
the Jewish community, background information, directories, businesses. My grandmother
grew up in Bekes. We will be visiting in June. We have very little information about
the Jewish elements of town. Would appreciate any information. Thank you!

Diane Jacobs
Austin, Texas, USA


now available-- Jewish Lives: Britain 1750-1950 #general

Melody Amsel-Arieli <nomietai@...>
 

Dear Jewishgenners,

My book, JEWISH LIVES: BRITAIN 1750-1950,

which is based on actual genealogical research,

traces the lives of ten representative Jews who immigrated
from Lisbon, Bessarabia, Prussian- Poland, Russian Empire,
Austro-Hungarian Empire, Galicia, and Germany to the
UK.

It illustrates how related social, economic, and historical
research can breathe life into dry names and dates. I explore their places
of origin, backgrounds, acclimations, trades, and daily past times, as
Anglo-British history unfolds.

(Along the way, I also mention many other immigrant families as well)

Who among us has not had a peddler, pawnbroker, grocer, tailor, presser,
etc, in his family? Who among us has not had ancestors seeking freedom in
faraway lands?

I hope you find Jewish Lives both enjoyable and inspiring.

JEWISH LIVES: Britain 1750-1950
Author: Melody Amsel-Arieli
Publisher: Pen & Sword, 2013
IBSN : 9781848844117
Available through major bookstores, as well as Amazon, Book Depository,
Pen & Sword Books, and other choice sites.

With kind regards,

Melody Amsel-Arieli
What is to give light must endure burning. --Victor Frankl

Just released: Jewish Lives: Britain 1750-1950
www.amselbird.com

MODERATOR NOTE: This book is subject to the JewishGen policy concerning
a One-Tome Commercial Mention.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen now available-- Jewish Lives: Britain 1750-1950 #general

Melody Amsel-Arieli <nomietai@...>
 

Dear Jewishgenners,

My book, JEWISH LIVES: BRITAIN 1750-1950,

which is based on actual genealogical research,

traces the lives of ten representative Jews who immigrated
from Lisbon, Bessarabia, Prussian- Poland, Russian Empire,
Austro-Hungarian Empire, Galicia, and Germany to the
UK.

It illustrates how related social, economic, and historical
research can breathe life into dry names and dates. I explore their places
of origin, backgrounds, acclimations, trades, and daily past times, as
Anglo-British history unfolds.

(Along the way, I also mention many other immigrant families as well)

Who among us has not had a peddler, pawnbroker, grocer, tailor, presser,
etc, in his family? Who among us has not had ancestors seeking freedom in
faraway lands?

I hope you find Jewish Lives both enjoyable and inspiring.

JEWISH LIVES: Britain 1750-1950
Author: Melody Amsel-Arieli
Publisher: Pen & Sword, 2013
IBSN : 9781848844117
Available through major bookstores, as well as Amazon, Book Depository,
Pen & Sword Books, and other choice sites.

With kind regards,

Melody Amsel-Arieli
What is to give light must endure burning. --Victor Frankl

Just released: Jewish Lives: Britain 1750-1950
www.amselbird.com

MODERATOR NOTE: This book is subject to the JewishGen policy concerning
a One-Tome Commercial Mention.


Re: Rutschous #general

Odeda Zlotnick
 

http://data.jewishgen.org/wconnect/wc.dll?jg~jgsys~community~-524708

Raciaz, Poland

Alternate names: Raciaz [Pol], Ratziondzh [Yid], Rachienzh [Rus],
Racionz, Racionzh,Rotshonz

Region: Plock

I looked in the Jewishgen communities database for towns that started
with
Rut -- I got nothing
Rat -- I got the above

When a place name is problematic, I find it very helpful to assume the
handwriting isn't perfectly clear, nor perfectly standard nor perfectly
phonetic, and then I break it to pieces, to enter either "start's with"
or "contains" and use some visual imagination for entering the letters.
A vowel that looks like "u" could be "a", or "o"... or even
"n"...depending on where in the word it appears.

Odeda Zlotnick
Jerusalem, Israel.

Re: Rutschous
"andremichael.guenther@t-online.de"
snip...
At Ancestry Hamburg Passenger List the town really looks like Rutschous:
Perhaps one has a better idea...
snip...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re:Rutschous #general

Odeda Zlotnick
 

http://data.jewishgen.org/wconnect/wc.dll?jg~jgsys~community~-524708

Raciaz, Poland

Alternate names: Raciaz [Pol], Ratziondzh [Yid], Rachienzh [Rus],
Racionz, Racionzh,Rotshonz

Region: Plock

I looked in the Jewishgen communities database for towns that started
with
Rut -- I got nothing
Rat -- I got the above

When a place name is problematic, I find it very helpful to assume the
handwriting isn't perfectly clear, nor perfectly standard nor perfectly
phonetic, and then I break it to pieces, to enter either "start's with"
or "contains" and use some visual imagination for entering the letters.
A vowel that looks like "u" could be "a", or "o"... or even
"n"...depending on where in the word it appears.

Odeda Zlotnick
Jerusalem, Israel.

Re: Rutschous
"andremichael.guenther@t-online.de"
snip...
At Ancestry Hamburg Passenger List the town really looks like Rutschous:
Perhaps one has a better idea...
snip...

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