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Rabbi Aaaron Azriel YAFET (d. 1861), Rezekne #latvia

Max at Tamza.com <max@...>
 

I would appreciate any advice on how to find more information about
rabbi Aaron Azriel YAFET (d. 1861) the head of the rabbinic court of
Rezekne and about his ancestors. Unfortunately I can not read Hebrew or
Yiddish and therefore can not comprehend the major sources of rabbinic
ancestry. The list of ancestors connecting Rabbi YAFET to Maharal of
Prague was found as a handwritten inscription on the inner side of the
leather cover of one of Gemar books in the synagogue build by Nahum
YIMYANITOV in Rezekne. This was copied by the grandson of the Rabbi and
recently communicated to me by his great-grand son Alexander YAFET, now
90 years old living in Israel.

Here I provide an updated list with I have updated with estimated dates
and the available information on Maharal's wife and children. My
additions are bracketed.

[Yehuda LOEW, the Maharal of Prague (1525-1609) married Perla SHMELKES.
Children: Rabbi Betzalel LOEWE, Vogele Bezalel, Rachel LOWE.]
The Maharal's daughter married Rabbi Yosif Yoska (b. appr. 1540), [the
head of the Dubno rabbinic court.]
Reb Tsvi Sabal (b. appr. 1570), the kabbalist
Gaon, tsadik Moshe (b. appr. 1600)
Reb Yehuda YUDUL (b. appr. 1630), the head of Kael court and region
Moisha ZEEV VOLF (b. appr. 1660) - the head of Minsk and Smilevich
Region, later of Fiod region.
Reb Akiva (b. appr. 1690), the head of the Borisov rabbinic court.
Reb Shlomo (b. appr. 1720)
Reb Menachem NOHUM (b. appr. 1750)
Reb Abraham Itsak KATZ (b. appr. 1780)
Reb Garav Aaron Azriel YAFET (1810 (appr.) -1861), the head of the
Rezekne rabbinic court.
[Hana Yafet (appr. 1845- appr. 1900) Rezekne. Married Itsik Behr Maimind
and had 7 children.]

Here are few questions:
1. Does "Reb" always mean Rabbi, or is it just a sign of respect?
2. What this part could mean: "the head of Minsk and Smilevich Region,
later of Fiod region"? Does Smilevich mean Smolensk?
3. May Fiod mean Feodosia?
4. Is it correct to translate "the chairman of the court of the
community" as "rabbinic court"?

I will appreciate any advice and suggestions.

Max Rempel Myakishev, Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA, tel. 301 496-0509
http://tamza.com/museum
YAFET, REMPEL, MAIMIND, DRUYAN, STEINBERG, HAIKIND


Latvia SIG #Latvia Rabbi Aaaron Azriel YAFET (d. 1861), Rezekne #latvia

Max at Tamza.com <max@...>
 

I would appreciate any advice on how to find more information about
rabbi Aaron Azriel YAFET (d. 1861) the head of the rabbinic court of
Rezekne and about his ancestors. Unfortunately I can not read Hebrew or
Yiddish and therefore can not comprehend the major sources of rabbinic
ancestry. The list of ancestors connecting Rabbi YAFET to Maharal of
Prague was found as a handwritten inscription on the inner side of the
leather cover of one of Gemar books in the synagogue build by Nahum
YIMYANITOV in Rezekne. This was copied by the grandson of the Rabbi and
recently communicated to me by his great-grand son Alexander YAFET, now
90 years old living in Israel.

Here I provide an updated list with I have updated with estimated dates
and the available information on Maharal's wife and children. My
additions are bracketed.

[Yehuda LOEW, the Maharal of Prague (1525-1609) married Perla SHMELKES.
Children: Rabbi Betzalel LOEWE, Vogele Bezalel, Rachel LOWE.]
The Maharal's daughter married Rabbi Yosif Yoska (b. appr. 1540), [the
head of the Dubno rabbinic court.]
Reb Tsvi Sabal (b. appr. 1570), the kabbalist
Gaon, tsadik Moshe (b. appr. 1600)
Reb Yehuda YUDUL (b. appr. 1630), the head of Kael court and region
Moisha ZEEV VOLF (b. appr. 1660) - the head of Minsk and Smilevich
Region, later of Fiod region.
Reb Akiva (b. appr. 1690), the head of the Borisov rabbinic court.
Reb Shlomo (b. appr. 1720)
Reb Menachem NOHUM (b. appr. 1750)
Reb Abraham Itsak KATZ (b. appr. 1780)
Reb Garav Aaron Azriel YAFET (1810 (appr.) -1861), the head of the
Rezekne rabbinic court.
[Hana Yafet (appr. 1845- appr. 1900) Rezekne. Married Itsik Behr Maimind
and had 7 children.]

Here are few questions:
1. Does "Reb" always mean Rabbi, or is it just a sign of respect?
2. What this part could mean: "the head of Minsk and Smilevich Region,
later of Fiod region"? Does Smilevich mean Smolensk?
3. May Fiod mean Feodosia?
4. Is it correct to translate "the chairman of the court of the
community" as "rabbinic court"?

I will appreciate any advice and suggestions.

Max Rempel Myakishev, Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA, tel. 301 496-0509
http://tamza.com/museum
YAFET, REMPEL, MAIMIND, DRUYAN, STEINBERG, HAIKIND


Aspangbahnhof Memorial Competition Result #austria-czech

Fritz Neubauer
 

A few months ago I reported that a new memorial was planned on the site
of the former Aspang Railway Station in the third Viennese district >from
which the deportation trains left. Now the results of a competition for
this memorial have been announced: The architects Fischer and Naumann
from Germany have been declared winners with their proposal of
constructing a deep moat as memorial.
The full text of the announcement and nine pictures of the area in its
present and future state are accessible >from today's net edition of the
Viennese daily "Die Presse" under the address

http://www.diepresse.at/diashow/default.aspx?id=539247&channel=c&template=e

One of the pictures shows the old railway station.

With kind regards
Fritz Neubauer, North Germany


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Aspangbahnhof Memorial Competition Result #austria-czech

Fritz Neubauer
 

A few months ago I reported that a new memorial was planned on the site
of the former Aspang Railway Station in the third Viennese district >from
which the deportation trains left. Now the results of a competition for
this memorial have been announced: The architects Fischer and Naumann
from Germany have been declared winners with their proposal of
constructing a deep moat as memorial.
The full text of the announcement and nine pictures of the area in its
present and future state are accessible >from today's net edition of the
Viennese daily "Die Presse" under the address

http://www.diepresse.at/diashow/default.aspx?id=539247&channel=c&template=e

One of the pictures shows the old railway station.

With kind regards
Fritz Neubauer, North Germany


JewishGen welcomes the Danzig/Gdansk SIG #austria-czech

Carol W. Skydell <cskydell@...>
 

Dear Friends,
JewishGen is extremely pleased to announce the formation of the JewishGen
Danzig/Gdansk Special Interest Group (SIG), which will focus specifically on
Danzig -- now Gdansk, Poland -- including its precursor communities of
Altschottland, Langfuhr, Mattenbuden, Weinberg, and Danzig in der
Breitgasse, as well as Tiegenhof/Nowy Dwor Gdanski. The unique history of
this community and the exceptional survival of its records presents
a marvelous
opportunity for collaborative genealogical research under the JewishGen
umbrella.

If you have research interests in this area we urge you to join the Danzig
mailing list by visiting < http://lyris.jewishgen.org/listmanager >. We also
invite you to visit the website at < http://www.jewishgen.org/Danzig > where
you will see that contributions of family histories, memoirs, photographs,
maps, and other material of interest will be welcomed.

Details about SIG projects aimed at making Danzig genealogical resources
more accessible, will be available on the website in the very near
future. Stay tuned!

Our thanks to Logan Joseph Kleinwaks, Coordinator of the SIG and Elsebeth
Paikin, Moderator of the mailing list for taking a leadership role in
proposing and organizing this entire effort to add to the programs and
projects JewishGen provides.

We hope you are also excited and will join us as we embark on a new era of
Danzig Jewish genealogical research. We also encourage anyone who has
interests in this area and the historical records which will ultimately
reside on JewishGen to volunteer to help with projects. Some projects
may require funding, and we would appreciate your support in the form of
tax-deductible (in the U.S. and Canada) donations via the dedicated
JewishGen-erosity page
<
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=31 >

Please join us in welcoming the research opportunities which the JewishGen
Danzig/Gdansk SIG will provide to all with an interest.

Carol and Vivian

Carol W. Skydell, Vice President
JewishGen Special Projects

Vivian Kahn, Vice President
SIG Liaison


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech JewishGen welcomes the Danzig/Gdansk SIG #austria-czech

Carol W. Skydell <cskydell@...>
 

Dear Friends,
JewishGen is extremely pleased to announce the formation of the JewishGen
Danzig/Gdansk Special Interest Group (SIG), which will focus specifically on
Danzig -- now Gdansk, Poland -- including its precursor communities of
Altschottland, Langfuhr, Mattenbuden, Weinberg, and Danzig in der
Breitgasse, as well as Tiegenhof/Nowy Dwor Gdanski. The unique history of
this community and the exceptional survival of its records presents
a marvelous
opportunity for collaborative genealogical research under the JewishGen
umbrella.

If you have research interests in this area we urge you to join the Danzig
mailing list by visiting < http://lyris.jewishgen.org/listmanager >. We also
invite you to visit the website at < http://www.jewishgen.org/Danzig > where
you will see that contributions of family histories, memoirs, photographs,
maps, and other material of interest will be welcomed.

Details about SIG projects aimed at making Danzig genealogical resources
more accessible, will be available on the website in the very near
future. Stay tuned!

Our thanks to Logan Joseph Kleinwaks, Coordinator of the SIG and Elsebeth
Paikin, Moderator of the mailing list for taking a leadership role in
proposing and organizing this entire effort to add to the programs and
projects JewishGen provides.

We hope you are also excited and will join us as we embark on a new era of
Danzig Jewish genealogical research. We also encourage anyone who has
interests in this area and the historical records which will ultimately
reside on JewishGen to volunteer to help with projects. Some projects
may require funding, and we would appreciate your support in the form of
tax-deductible (in the U.S. and Canada) donations via the dedicated
JewishGen-erosity page
<
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=31 >

Please join us in welcoming the research opportunities which the JewishGen
Danzig/Gdansk SIG will provide to all with an interest.

Carol and Vivian

Carol W. Skydell, Vice President
JewishGen Special Projects

Vivian Kahn, Vice President
SIG Liaison


Help wanted to find BOHMER, LOWINGER, ASHKENES, HUCKEL ancestors #austria-czech

donaldhurd@...
 

My wife’s maternal grandmother was Ernestine LOWINGER (with umlaut)
(formerly BOHMER(with Umlaut)). She was born in 1867 in Podivin (believed
to have been formerly called Kostel), now in the Czech Republic. Her parents
were Moses Moritz BOHMER and Fanny Bohmer (formerly
ASHKENES). We have no information on Moses Bohmer’s ancestry. Fanny Bohmer’s
(Ashkenes) parents were Lobl ASHKENES >from Podivin and Katharina Ashkenes
(formerly HUCKEL) >from Damborice.

Ernestine Bohmer married David Lowinger in Podivin in 1897. We believe that
David Lowinger was born in Vienna or Hungary.

This is all the information that we have on my wife’s maternal ancestors. I
understand >from various websites that Czech archives will not do research for
inquirers. Hiring a researcher or travelling to the area are not possible at
present. We would be grateful for any information on how to proceed or for
any information >from anyone who is researching these names.

Donald Hurd

MODERATOR NOTE: As always, we recommend listing the names you are researching
on the JewishGen Family Finder and Family Tree of the Jewish People, searching
the various JewishGen databases, and searching the message archives of this
SIG and the general JewishGen Discussion Group.


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Help wanted to find BOHMER, LOWINGER, ASHKENES, HUCKEL ancestors #austria-czech

donaldhurd@...
 

My wife’s maternal grandmother was Ernestine LOWINGER (with umlaut)
(formerly BOHMER(with Umlaut)). She was born in 1867 in Podivin (believed
to have been formerly called Kostel), now in the Czech Republic. Her parents
were Moses Moritz BOHMER and Fanny Bohmer (formerly
ASHKENES). We have no information on Moses Bohmer’s ancestry. Fanny Bohmer’s
(Ashkenes) parents were Lobl ASHKENES >from Podivin and Katharina Ashkenes
(formerly HUCKEL) >from Damborice.

Ernestine Bohmer married David Lowinger in Podivin in 1897. We believe that
David Lowinger was born in Vienna or Hungary.

This is all the information that we have on my wife’s maternal ancestors. I
understand >from various websites that Czech archives will not do research for
inquirers. Hiring a researcher or travelling to the area are not possible at
present. We would be grateful for any information on how to proceed or for
any information >from anyone who is researching these names.

Donald Hurd

MODERATOR NOTE: As always, we recommend listing the names you are researching
on the JewishGen Family Finder and Family Tree of the Jewish People, searching
the various JewishGen databases, and searching the message archives of this
SIG and the general JewishGen Discussion Group.


JewishGen welcomes the Danzig/Gdansk SIG #unitedkingdom

Carol W. Skydell <cskydell@...>
 

Dear Friends,

JewishGen is extremely pleased to announce the formation of the JewishGen
Danzig/Gdansk Special Interest Group (SIG), which will focus specifically on
Danzig -- now Gdansk, Poland -- including its precursor communities of
Altschottland, Langfuhr, Mattenbuden, Weinberg, and Danzig in der
Breitgasse, as well as Tiegenhof/Nowy Dwor Gdanski. The unique history of
this community and the exceptional survival of its records presents
a marvelous opportunity for collaborative genealogical research under the
JewishGen
umbrella.

If you have research interests in this area we urge you to join the Danzig
mailing list by visiting http://lyris.jewishgen.org/listmanager. We
also invite you to visit the website at http://www.jewishgen.org/Danzig
where you will see that contributions
of family histories, memoirs, photographs, maps, and other material of
interest will be welcomed..

Details about SIG projects aimed at making Danzig genealogical resources
more accessible, will be available on the website in the very near
future. Stay tuned!

Our thanks to Logan Joseph Kleinwaks, Coordinator of the SIG and Elsebeth
Paikin, Moderator of the mailing list for taking a leadership role in
proposing and organizing this entire effort to add to the programs and
projects JewishGen provides.

We hope you are also excited and will join us as we embark on a new era of
Danzig Jewish genealogical research. We also encourage anyone who has
interests in this area and the historical records which will ultimately
reside on JewishGen to volunteer to help with projects. Some projects
may require funding, and we would appreciate your support in the form of
tax-deductible (in the U.S. and Canada) donations via the dedicated
JewishGen-erosity page
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=31

Please join us in welcoming the research opportunities which the JewishGen
Danzig/Gdansk SIG will provide to all with an interest.

Carol and Vivian

Carol W. Skydell, Vice President
JewishGen Special Projects

Vivian Kahn, Vice President
SIG Liaison


JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom JewishGen welcomes the Danzig/Gdansk SIG #unitedkingdom

Carol W. Skydell <cskydell@...>
 

Dear Friends,

JewishGen is extremely pleased to announce the formation of the JewishGen
Danzig/Gdansk Special Interest Group (SIG), which will focus specifically on
Danzig -- now Gdansk, Poland -- including its precursor communities of
Altschottland, Langfuhr, Mattenbuden, Weinberg, and Danzig in der
Breitgasse, as well as Tiegenhof/Nowy Dwor Gdanski. The unique history of
this community and the exceptional survival of its records presents
a marvelous opportunity for collaborative genealogical research under the
JewishGen
umbrella.

If you have research interests in this area we urge you to join the Danzig
mailing list by visiting http://lyris.jewishgen.org/listmanager. We
also invite you to visit the website at http://www.jewishgen.org/Danzig
where you will see that contributions
of family histories, memoirs, photographs, maps, and other material of
interest will be welcomed..

Details about SIG projects aimed at making Danzig genealogical resources
more accessible, will be available on the website in the very near
future. Stay tuned!

Our thanks to Logan Joseph Kleinwaks, Coordinator of the SIG and Elsebeth
Paikin, Moderator of the mailing list for taking a leadership role in
proposing and organizing this entire effort to add to the programs and
projects JewishGen provides.

We hope you are also excited and will join us as we embark on a new era of
Danzig Jewish genealogical research. We also encourage anyone who has
interests in this area and the historical records which will ultimately
reside on JewishGen to volunteer to help with projects. Some projects
may require funding, and we would appreciate your support in the form of
tax-deductible (in the U.S. and Canada) donations via the dedicated
JewishGen-erosity page
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=31

Please join us in welcoming the research opportunities which the JewishGen
Danzig/Gdansk SIG will provide to all with an interest.

Carol and Vivian

Carol W. Skydell, Vice President
JewishGen Special Projects

Vivian Kahn, Vice President
SIG Liaison


Searching for Surviving Prisoners of Buchenwald Along With Menachem LIMOR #lithuania

Rachelle Berliner <rlberliner@...>
 

Menachem LIMOR is a Shoah survivor. Recently, there has been an article
about him on Cincinatti TV news. Menachem accomplished a feat that could
benefit other Shoah survivors. It is possible that some genners may have
been in Buchenwald with Menachem, or are descendants of Buchenwald
survivors.

For additional Holocaust information about survivors and their stories,
please refer to "Jewishgen Info Files."

Anyone who would like to read the entire article is invited to contact me
privately. I will be happy to send it. It is never too late to provide
information that will benefit a Shoah survivor.

Sincerely,

Rachelle Berliner
Savannah, GA
rlberliner@...

Searching for: LEAFneeLIFSCHITZ/LIEBERMAN/LEW/LEV/LIF >from
Swislowitz/Swisloch,Volkyvysk,Odessa


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Searching for Surviving Prisoners of Buchenwald Along With Menachem LIMOR #lithuania

Rachelle Berliner <rlberliner@...>
 

Menachem LIMOR is a Shoah survivor. Recently, there has been an article
about him on Cincinatti TV news. Menachem accomplished a feat that could
benefit other Shoah survivors. It is possible that some genners may have
been in Buchenwald with Menachem, or are descendants of Buchenwald
survivors.

For additional Holocaust information about survivors and their stories,
please refer to "Jewishgen Info Files."

Anyone who would like to read the entire article is invited to contact me
privately. I will be happy to send it. It is never too late to provide
information that will benefit a Shoah survivor.

Sincerely,

Rachelle Berliner
Savannah, GA
rlberliner@...

Searching for: LEAFneeLIFSCHITZ/LIEBERMAN/LEW/LEV/LIF >from
Swislowitz/Swisloch,Volkyvysk,Odessa


Odynts & derivitaves- Help Needed please #lithuania

mhlcswc2@...
 

Below is a printout >from the Lithuanian Revision List. This appears
to have a fairly good chance of being my family. I have been attempting
to research my Grandfather who came to Brooklyn, NY in 1906 as Josif
ODINS and noted that he had a cousin in Cincinnati, Ohio - Hyman ODENHS.

Josif's father was named Abram and he was born about 1870. Hyman's death
certificate states that he was the son of Osher and that he was >from
Russia. My grandparents always stated that they were >from Vilna. Josif
had either a half or a step sister named Jennie BRAVERMAN MELLMAN, the
daughter of Jacob BRAVERMAN and Rosie GOLDSTEIN.

My question is what my next step should be. Ideally I'd like to find other
vital records such as birth and marriage certificates. Any suggestions
would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance to anyone who puts any
time into considering this.

Marcia Greenberg Hoffman
Baltimore, MD
ODINS, ODENHS, GOODMAN - Vilna Gubernia
GRINBERG, GREENBERG, MALEWITZ, ROSENSWEIG - Lomza Gubernia

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
ODYNTS Abram Movsha Head of Household
1874239
891 Trakai District Alphabetical List of Males
LVIA/381/11/1594

ODYNTS Iosel Abram Son

ODYNTS Osher Abram Son


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Odynts & derivitaves- Help Needed please #lithuania

mhlcswc2@...
 

Below is a printout >from the Lithuanian Revision List. This appears
to have a fairly good chance of being my family. I have been attempting
to research my Grandfather who came to Brooklyn, NY in 1906 as Josif
ODINS and noted that he had a cousin in Cincinnati, Ohio - Hyman ODENHS.

Josif's father was named Abram and he was born about 1870. Hyman's death
certificate states that he was the son of Osher and that he was >from
Russia. My grandparents always stated that they were >from Vilna. Josif
had either a half or a step sister named Jennie BRAVERMAN MELLMAN, the
daughter of Jacob BRAVERMAN and Rosie GOLDSTEIN.

My question is what my next step should be. Ideally I'd like to find other
vital records such as birth and marriage certificates. Any suggestions
would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance to anyone who puts any
time into considering this.

Marcia Greenberg Hoffman
Baltimore, MD
ODINS, ODENHS, GOODMAN - Vilna Gubernia
GRINBERG, GREENBERG, MALEWITZ, ROSENSWEIG - Lomza Gubernia

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
ODYNTS Abram Movsha Head of Household
1874239
891 Trakai District Alphabetical List of Males
LVIA/381/11/1594

ODYNTS Iosel Abram Son

ODYNTS Osher Abram Son


Re: Immigration Shipping Records #latvia

Martha LEV-ZION <martha@...>
 

On 16 Feb 2006, at 21:43, Elsebeth Paikin wrote:

<...>
When you have the contract number you can order further information
from the Danish Emigration Archives: http://www.emiarch.dk/
home.php3?l=en

Best regards


Elsebeth Paikin, President
What would the further information be like, Elsebeth? What would it
tell us?

Martha Lev-Zion
IGS-Negev


Latvia SIG #Latvia Re: Immigration Shipping Records #latvia

Martha LEV-ZION <martha@...>
 

On 16 Feb 2006, at 21:43, Elsebeth Paikin wrote:

<...>
When you have the contract number you can order further information
from the Danish Emigration Archives: http://www.emiarch.dk/
home.php3?l=en

Best regards


Elsebeth Paikin, President
What would the further information be like, Elsebeth? What would it
tell us?

Martha Lev-Zion
IGS-Negev


Volkovysk family surnames #belarus

Lydia Sussman <lydiatobey@...>
 

I am searching for my great grandparents who
lived in Volkovysk. My grandparents came to
Massachusettes in 1904 and 1907. They are Harry
GOLDSTEIN and Mildred WEINSTEIN.
The family story is that they lived in the same
building in Volkovysk. Mildred's parents were Shepsel
and Devorah VEINSTEIN. Harry's parents were Aharon
Hersh and Leibe SHULMEEL(not sure of the spelling. I
have found a Shepsel VEINSTEIN and Dovid VEINSTEIN
with a father Abel on the 1908 voting records, but
have not found any trace of the name
SHULMEEL yet.
Has anyone heard of that name or any of my
ancestors? Can't figure out why the change in name to
GOLDSTEIN and I am very curious of the origin of
SHULMEEL if that is the actual name.

Lydia Sussman
Studio City, CA
e-mail: lydiatobey@...


Belarus SIG #Belarus Volkovysk family surnames #belarus

Lydia Sussman <lydiatobey@...>
 

I am searching for my great grandparents who
lived in Volkovysk. My grandparents came to
Massachusettes in 1904 and 1907. They are Harry
GOLDSTEIN and Mildred WEINSTEIN.
The family story is that they lived in the same
building in Volkovysk. Mildred's parents were Shepsel
and Devorah VEINSTEIN. Harry's parents were Aharon
Hersh and Leibe SHULMEEL(not sure of the spelling. I
have found a Shepsel VEINSTEIN and Dovid VEINSTEIN
with a father Abel on the 1908 voting records, but
have not found any trace of the name
SHULMEEL yet.
Has anyone heard of that name or any of my
ancestors? Can't figure out why the change in name to
GOLDSTEIN and I am very curious of the origin of
SHULMEEL if that is the actual name.

Lydia Sussman
Studio City, CA
e-mail: lydiatobey@...


Pumpenai Internal Passports-1919-1940 #general

Howard Margol
 

On or before February 24, I expect to receive the entire collection
of Pumpenai Internal Passports, 1919-1940, translated into English.

Due to the 100 year privacy law in Lithuania, researchers are not
allowed access to these files. However, I have made a special
agreement with the archives to allow researchers chosen by me,
and approved by the archives, to view the files and copy the
important data contained therein.

I do not expect this Pumpenai file to benefit me personally
but I am confident it will be very beneficial to many others.
Based on the files I have seen so far, the documents in the
files provide very important information in almost every case.
These files do not include only those Jews who lived in Pumpenai.
Some applicants lived in a nearby shtetl and applied for their
internal passport in Pumpenai. Consequently, you may find
ancestors who lived near Pumpenai but not in the city itself.
Also, some lived in Pumpenai but were born elsewhere in Lithuania.
That information is included as well.

In order to get the Pumpenai files translated, the person doing
the work has to be paid. Several individuals have made a donation
of $50.00 USD to be used for the translation of the Pumpenai
internal passport files. However, more is needed.

The donation would not be made to me but to JewishGen, specified
for the Lithuania Internal Passport Project. To view the
introduction to the project, and instructions about making a
donation to the project, please go on the internet to
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Lithuania/InternalPassports.htm

At some time in the future the data >from the Pumpenai internal
passport files will be added to the database and will be available
to all. However, you will only be able to search the database
for a particular surname. There is a great advantage in being
able to see all of the data for ALL of the Jews, over the age
of 17, who filed an application in Pumpenai during 1919-1940.
Among other advantages, it gives you the opportunity to find
ancestors and relatives you were not aware of who were living in
Pumpenai. In return for your donation I will send you, via an
email attachment, ALL of the translated data >from the Pumpenai
internal passport files including all of the names. If you do
send the required donation to JewishGen for the project, please
let me know so I can send you the data after I receive it.

I apologize for taking so much of your time to read all of this
but thought it would be in your interest and, hopefully, will
add to your research results and success.

Howard Margol
Atlanta, Georgia
homargol@...
www.pusalotas.org


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Pumpenai Internal Passports-1919-1940 #general

Howard Margol
 

On or before February 24, I expect to receive the entire collection
of Pumpenai Internal Passports, 1919-1940, translated into English.

Due to the 100 year privacy law in Lithuania, researchers are not
allowed access to these files. However, I have made a special
agreement with the archives to allow researchers chosen by me,
and approved by the archives, to view the files and copy the
important data contained therein.

I do not expect this Pumpenai file to benefit me personally
but I am confident it will be very beneficial to many others.
Based on the files I have seen so far, the documents in the
files provide very important information in almost every case.
These files do not include only those Jews who lived in Pumpenai.
Some applicants lived in a nearby shtetl and applied for their
internal passport in Pumpenai. Consequently, you may find
ancestors who lived near Pumpenai but not in the city itself.
Also, some lived in Pumpenai but were born elsewhere in Lithuania.
That information is included as well.

In order to get the Pumpenai files translated, the person doing
the work has to be paid. Several individuals have made a donation
of $50.00 USD to be used for the translation of the Pumpenai
internal passport files. However, more is needed.

The donation would not be made to me but to JewishGen, specified
for the Lithuania Internal Passport Project. To view the
introduction to the project, and instructions about making a
donation to the project, please go on the internet to
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Lithuania/InternalPassports.htm

At some time in the future the data >from the Pumpenai internal
passport files will be added to the database and will be available
to all. However, you will only be able to search the database
for a particular surname. There is a great advantage in being
able to see all of the data for ALL of the Jews, over the age
of 17, who filed an application in Pumpenai during 1919-1940.
Among other advantages, it gives you the opportunity to find
ancestors and relatives you were not aware of who were living in
Pumpenai. In return for your donation I will send you, via an
email attachment, ALL of the translated data >from the Pumpenai
internal passport files including all of the names. If you do
send the required donation to JewishGen for the project, please
let me know so I can send you the data after I receive it.

I apologize for taking so much of your time to read all of this
but thought it would be in your interest and, hopefully, will
add to your research results and success.

Howard Margol
Atlanta, Georgia
homargol@...
www.pusalotas.org