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Re the question of Visas to Belarus #general

David Frey <dfrey@...>
 

Dear Jewish Genners

It is true that you need a sponsor - But you can get that on the WWW.
And in 1998 I went to the Embassy in NYC and they were extremely
helpful and gave me my visa within a few days - but they did
"overlook" the lack of a sponsor and usually they want to see a hotel
reservation that has been paid for.

You can fly into Minsk, but to everywhere else is by bus or or train
and to Vitebsk is an overnight train. Taxi's are hard to come by and
no one speaks English. But if you have a translator you will find
that both the people in the cities but more important, the people in
the small villages are extremely friendly.

Usually you will be invited in and asked to share a coffee and some
bread and cheese. It is adviseable to carry some small gifts to give.

My cousin gave a peasant family a small zip lighter about 4 years ago
- and when I went to the same family - they proudly showed it to me,
It was proudly displayed on the mantle.

Best wishes for a great trip

With best regards

David Frey

Dr. David L. Frey (PhD.)
Victoria
Australia

Please reply to: dfrey@vic.bigpond.net.au
researching
FREY, FREY, GILDENSON, PITKIN, BESHINCOVICHI, STEINHAUS,
STEINHART , FRYEFIELD and WALSH (yes, I know!)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re the question of Visas to Belarus #general

David Frey <dfrey@...>
 

Dear Jewish Genners

It is true that you need a sponsor - But you can get that on the WWW.
And in 1998 I went to the Embassy in NYC and they were extremely
helpful and gave me my visa within a few days - but they did
"overlook" the lack of a sponsor and usually they want to see a hotel
reservation that has been paid for.

You can fly into Minsk, but to everywhere else is by bus or or train
and to Vitebsk is an overnight train. Taxi's are hard to come by and
no one speaks English. But if you have a translator you will find
that both the people in the cities but more important, the people in
the small villages are extremely friendly.

Usually you will be invited in and asked to share a coffee and some
bread and cheese. It is adviseable to carry some small gifts to give.

My cousin gave a peasant family a small zip lighter about 4 years ago
- and when I went to the same family - they proudly showed it to me,
It was proudly displayed on the mantle.

Best wishes for a great trip

With best regards

David Frey

Dr. David L. Frey (PhD.)
Victoria
Australia

Please reply to: dfrey@vic.bigpond.net.au
researching
FREY, FREY, GILDENSON, PITKIN, BESHINCOVICHI, STEINHAUS,
STEINHART , FRYEFIELD and WALSH (yes, I know!)


GIL(L)MAN research comes to dead end #general

Jim Borman <jborman@...>
 

I have come to a dead end upon researching two branches of my family tree.
First, the GIL(L)MAN line. I have my grandmother's application for
marriage which notes that her family was >from Russia. I have my
ggrandfather's death certificate which indicates he was >from Russia. It
also lists his address at one point as 1129 S. Capitol Avenue,
Indianapolis, Indiana. His birth as 1868 and his death on May 15, 1925.
I've written to Immigration and Naturalization but no luck in finding a
naturalization certificate. I've got my grandmother's application for
social security which lists her father's name as Benjamin GILLMAN. I hired
a researcher to look through the vital records on birth in Zhitomir (the
ancestral town) for 1868 and 1877 and found neither a Ben (both he and his
brother were cabinetmakers) my ggrandfather) nor a Sam Gillman ( GELLMAN,
great uncle); He believes either the birthdates were incorrect or they
were not born in Zhitomir; He did not find them in the "alphabets" indices
that local rabbis compiled for vital records for the last third of the
previous century and in the Zhitomir householders for 1880; He also looked
through the census reports of the Jewish population of Zhitomir of 1858;
no success either. He postulates that the ancestors lived in Zhitomir but
were born in one of the nearby shtetls; could take fictitious names before
emigration to avoid the military conscription; could change after migration
either last or first names.

Any documentation (e.g. voter registration lists, etc.) either in US or
abroad that might be useful in digging up more information

I've even got a pre-1905 photo of the family. I just wish I could find out
more about these folks. I appreciate any suggestions/assistance anyone
may have. Thank you.


Jim Borman


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen GIL(L)MAN research comes to dead end #general

Jim Borman <jborman@...>
 

I have come to a dead end upon researching two branches of my family tree.
First, the GIL(L)MAN line. I have my grandmother's application for
marriage which notes that her family was >from Russia. I have my
ggrandfather's death certificate which indicates he was >from Russia. It
also lists his address at one point as 1129 S. Capitol Avenue,
Indianapolis, Indiana. His birth as 1868 and his death on May 15, 1925.
I've written to Immigration and Naturalization but no luck in finding a
naturalization certificate. I've got my grandmother's application for
social security which lists her father's name as Benjamin GILLMAN. I hired
a researcher to look through the vital records on birth in Zhitomir (the
ancestral town) for 1868 and 1877 and found neither a Ben (both he and his
brother were cabinetmakers) my ggrandfather) nor a Sam Gillman ( GELLMAN,
great uncle); He believes either the birthdates were incorrect or they
were not born in Zhitomir; He did not find them in the "alphabets" indices
that local rabbis compiled for vital records for the last third of the
previous century and in the Zhitomir householders for 1880; He also looked
through the census reports of the Jewish population of Zhitomir of 1858;
no success either. He postulates that the ancestors lived in Zhitomir but
were born in one of the nearby shtetls; could take fictitious names before
emigration to avoid the military conscription; could change after migration
either last or first names.

Any documentation (e.g. voter registration lists, etc.) either in US or
abroad that might be useful in digging up more information

I've even got a pre-1905 photo of the family. I just wish I could find out
more about these folks. I appreciate any suggestions/assistance anyone
may have. Thank you.


Jim Borman


Re: Ansche Chesed Records #general

NFatouros@...
 

Dear People,

Shelley Dardashti told me this morning that surely what I meant to say in
my message yesterday about the existence of the records of Temple Ansche
Cheset was that they were at the Jewish Theological Seminary at 30080 Broadway
in New York, not, as I said, at the "Union" Theological Seminary. I
apologize for my error which, obviously ,I didn't catch even though I re-read
my message before I sent it!

I guess the ice and snow outside my house have affected my brain!

Naomi
Naomi Fatouros
NFatouros@aol.co
99/01/15


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Ansche Chesed Records #general

NFatouros@...
 

Dear People,

Shelley Dardashti told me this morning that surely what I meant to say in
my message yesterday about the existence of the records of Temple Ansche
Cheset was that they were at the Jewish Theological Seminary at 30080 Broadway
in New York, not, as I said, at the "Union" Theological Seminary. I
apologize for my error which, obviously ,I didn't catch even though I re-read
my message before I sent it!

I guess the ice and snow outside my house have affected my brain!

Naomi
Naomi Fatouros
NFatouros@aol.co
99/01/15


Re: Radomsko/Brzeznica Indexes #poland

Stanley Diamond
 

On behalf of the Board of Jewish Records Indexing - Poland, I would like
to congratulate and thank Gloria and Karen Freund and everyone else
involved in completing the indexing of the Radomsko Jewish vital records
in the Mormon microfilms. It is so satisfying to be able to say... "another
Shtetl CO-OP has done its work and another town has been checked off
the list!"

And, in the not too distant future, the Freunds and other Ramomkso
researchers will have the opportunity of being part of the team that
helps JRI-Poland with the indexing of those end of 19th century vital
records which were _not_ filmed by the Mormons. These will be
indexed as part of the JRI-Poland / Polish State Archives project.
For more details on the latter project, please go to the Jewish
Records Indexing - Poland web site at: <www.jewishgen.org/jri-pl>

We would also like to thank Gloria Freund for asking you to -
"consider volunteering to start or volunteer to join a Shtetl CO-OP."
Those who have become part of the Shtetl CO-OP initiative are
enjoying a great sense of satisfaction >from the mitzvah they are
making and >from the wonderful legacy they are leaving for their
families and fellow researchers for generations to come.

For more information on Shtetl CO-OPs, or what Polish towns
and records have already been indexed and a list of all the Mormon
microfilms available with your town's records, check out the
Jewish Records Indexing - Poland web site at
<www.jewishgen.org/jri-pl>

Stanley Diamond
Coordinator, Jewish Records Indexing - Poland
on behalf of the board.


In a message dated 99-01-15 11:55:42 EST, GLORY1@prodigy.net writes:

I am very happy to announce that the Radomsko Shtetl CO-OP has completed
the indexing of all the births, marriages and deaths for the years 1816 to
1888. These indexes can now be accessed through JRI-PL. My daughter Karen
Freund joined my in the project by doing the transliteration of the names
in the Russian era years, 1868 to 1888.

I am always happy to hear >from other Radomsko researchers, but if you want
to find your family's records, I strongly urge you to go directly to the
JRI-Poland link on JewishGen's homepage. If you ask me to look for your
family that is what I will do. You can save a step and get instant
gratification.

Radomsko is located between Lodz and Czestochowa in Piotrkow Province.
Radomsko and Radom are not the same.

In addition, the indexes for Brzeznica (Nowa) for the years 1816-1864 have
also been completed and are now available at the JRI-Poland web site.
Brzeznica is located 21 kilometers west of Radomsko.

I am currently working on the Radomsko and Brzeznica ShtetLinks Pages. If
you have suggestions, please e-mail them to me at glory1@prodigy.net

I urge everyone with Polish ancestry to consider volunteering to start or
volunteer to join a Shtetl CO-OP. The rewards are many. While doing the
indexing you will surely find family members and you will be doing a
mitzvah in helping others to find theirs.


Gloria Berkenstat Freund
Radomsko Shtetl Co-Op Coordinator
Port Washington, NY


JRI Poland #Poland Re: Radomsko/Brzeznica Indexes #poland

Stanley Diamond
 

On behalf of the Board of Jewish Records Indexing - Poland, I would like
to congratulate and thank Gloria and Karen Freund and everyone else
involved in completing the indexing of the Radomsko Jewish vital records
in the Mormon microfilms. It is so satisfying to be able to say... "another
Shtetl CO-OP has done its work and another town has been checked off
the list!"

And, in the not too distant future, the Freunds and other Ramomkso
researchers will have the opportunity of being part of the team that
helps JRI-Poland with the indexing of those end of 19th century vital
records which were _not_ filmed by the Mormons. These will be
indexed as part of the JRI-Poland / Polish State Archives project.
For more details on the latter project, please go to the Jewish
Records Indexing - Poland web site at: <www.jewishgen.org/jri-pl>

We would also like to thank Gloria Freund for asking you to -
"consider volunteering to start or volunteer to join a Shtetl CO-OP."
Those who have become part of the Shtetl CO-OP initiative are
enjoying a great sense of satisfaction >from the mitzvah they are
making and >from the wonderful legacy they are leaving for their
families and fellow researchers for generations to come.

For more information on Shtetl CO-OPs, or what Polish towns
and records have already been indexed and a list of all the Mormon
microfilms available with your town's records, check out the
Jewish Records Indexing - Poland web site at
<www.jewishgen.org/jri-pl>

Stanley Diamond
Coordinator, Jewish Records Indexing - Poland
on behalf of the board.


In a message dated 99-01-15 11:55:42 EST, GLORY1@prodigy.net writes:

I am very happy to announce that the Radomsko Shtetl CO-OP has completed
the indexing of all the births, marriages and deaths for the years 1816 to
1888. These indexes can now be accessed through JRI-PL. My daughter Karen
Freund joined my in the project by doing the transliteration of the names
in the Russian era years, 1868 to 1888.

I am always happy to hear >from other Radomsko researchers, but if you want
to find your family's records, I strongly urge you to go directly to the
JRI-Poland link on JewishGen's homepage. If you ask me to look for your
family that is what I will do. You can save a step and get instant
gratification.

Radomsko is located between Lodz and Czestochowa in Piotrkow Province.
Radomsko and Radom are not the same.

In addition, the indexes for Brzeznica (Nowa) for the years 1816-1864 have
also been completed and are now available at the JRI-Poland web site.
Brzeznica is located 21 kilometers west of Radomsko.

I am currently working on the Radomsko and Brzeznica ShtetLinks Pages. If
you have suggestions, please e-mail them to me at glory1@prodigy.net

I urge everyone with Polish ancestry to consider volunteering to start or
volunteer to join a Shtetl CO-OP. The rewards are many. While doing the
indexing you will surely find family members and you will be doing a
mitzvah in helping others to find theirs.


Gloria Berkenstat Freund
Radomsko Shtetl Co-Op Coordinator
Port Washington, NY


Marietta ODESSER #general

Mark and Debbie Burr <ember@...>
 

Wondering if anyone on the Jewish Gen Web knows or knew a Marietta
ODESSER who moved to New York >from Israel, probably in the late 1950's.
She was the daughter of my grandfather's half sister. Her parents and
three sisters perished in the Holocaust. They were >from Minsk. Marietta
alone survived and with her husband emigrated >from Eastern Europe to
Israel after the war and then about 12 years later to New York. If she
or any of her family survive she has cousins who would like to find
them. Thank you for your help. Deborah Kopstein Burr


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Marietta ODESSER #general

Mark and Debbie Burr <ember@...>
 

Wondering if anyone on the Jewish Gen Web knows or knew a Marietta
ODESSER who moved to New York >from Israel, probably in the late 1950's.
She was the daughter of my grandfather's half sister. Her parents and
three sisters perished in the Holocaust. They were >from Minsk. Marietta
alone survived and with her husband emigrated >from Eastern Europe to
Israel after the war and then about 12 years later to New York. If she
or any of her family survive she has cousins who would like to find
them. Thank you for your help. Deborah Kopstein Burr


Searching: VELLEMAN & BRONX/COHEN #general

Natalie Masters <Natty@...>
 

I was wondering whether anyone knew anything about the VELLEMAN family
from Holland or Belgium.
VELLEMAN, David (born 1890s) - Married Theresa BRONX.
BRONX, Theresa - Married David VELLEMAN. Remarried to Meyer COHEN.
COHEN, Meyer - 2nd Husband of Theresa BRONX.
VELLEMAN, Norman (b.1920s) - Son of David & Theresa
VELLEMAN, Henry (1925-1986) - Son of David & Theresa. Married Doris
COHEN

If you do have any information, please reply here or email me at the
address: Natty@chictochic.demon.co.uk

Many thanks in advance,

Natalie Masters


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching: VELLEMAN & BRONX/COHEN #general

Natalie Masters <Natty@...>
 

I was wondering whether anyone knew anything about the VELLEMAN family
from Holland or Belgium.
VELLEMAN, David (born 1890s) - Married Theresa BRONX.
BRONX, Theresa - Married David VELLEMAN. Remarried to Meyer COHEN.
COHEN, Meyer - 2nd Husband of Theresa BRONX.
VELLEMAN, Norman (b.1920s) - Son of David & Theresa
VELLEMAN, Henry (1925-1986) - Son of David & Theresa. Married Doris
COHEN

If you do have any information, please reply here or email me at the
address: Natty@chictochic.demon.co.uk

Many thanks in advance,

Natalie Masters


SHALOM Foundation #general

Haim Sidor
 

I recently purchased the book "And I Still See Their Faces : Images of
Polish Jews". It is a "Family Photo Album" of Polish Jewry. Many
family names are given as well as stories of the families or individuals
from the Holocaust Period. There are also (sadly) many pictures with no
names (but many times the towns are given).

The book was printed in Poland (text is in English and Polish),
seemingly as the 'catalogue' to the photo exhibit "Images of Polish
Jews" (which I am sorry to have missed - did anyone see it in Washington
D.C.?? or at Yad VaShem??).

Does anyone know more about the SHALOM Foundation and does it do
research??

yours,
Haim Sidor
Rechasim, ISRAEL
hsidor@netvision.net.il

reseaching: LICHTENSTEIN - Warsaw SIDER/SIDOR - Brest Litovsk
AINBINDER/EINBINDER -Kovel PERNICK - Brest Litovsk LUTNICK/LOTNICK -
Wlodova/Brest Litovsk BERGSON/HOROWITZ/MENACHES - Warsaw


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen SHALOM Foundation #general

Haim Sidor
 

I recently purchased the book "And I Still See Their Faces : Images of
Polish Jews". It is a "Family Photo Album" of Polish Jewry. Many
family names are given as well as stories of the families or individuals
from the Holocaust Period. There are also (sadly) many pictures with no
names (but many times the towns are given).

The book was printed in Poland (text is in English and Polish),
seemingly as the 'catalogue' to the photo exhibit "Images of Polish
Jews" (which I am sorry to have missed - did anyone see it in Washington
D.C.?? or at Yad VaShem??).

Does anyone know more about the SHALOM Foundation and does it do
research??

yours,
Haim Sidor
Rechasim, ISRAEL
hsidor@netvision.net.il

reseaching: LICHTENSTEIN - Warsaw SIDER/SIDOR - Brest Litovsk
AINBINDER/EINBINDER -Kovel PERNICK - Brest Litovsk LUTNICK/LOTNICK -
Wlodova/Brest Litovsk BERGSON/HOROWITZ/MENACHES - Warsaw


EIBE: Spanish conversos ? #general

Alexandra Vozick Hans <vozick@...>
 

I am seeking any information about the EIBE family >from Galicia in Spain,
specifically the La Coruna area near Santiago de Compostela. It is possible
that Eibe means "Hebrew" in some related or local language. Please email me
directly if you have any information, leads or suggestions. Thank You.
Alexandra Vozick Hans


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen EIBE: Spanish conversos ? #general

Alexandra Vozick Hans <vozick@...>
 

I am seeking any information about the EIBE family >from Galicia in Spain,
specifically the La Coruna area near Santiago de Compostela. It is possible
that Eibe means "Hebrew" in some related or local language. Please email me
directly if you have any information, leads or suggestions. Thank You.
Alexandra Vozick Hans


Searching for Maurice ANDREWS #general

Jill Anderson <jill.anderson@...>
 

I am searching for my cousin Maurice ANDREWS (Abrahamson) last known of
in London, NW10, UK. If anyone knows of him, would you please reply
privately.
Many thanks
Jill Anderson
London UK


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching for Maurice ANDREWS #general

Jill Anderson <jill.anderson@...>
 

I am searching for my cousin Maurice ANDREWS (Abrahamson) last known of
in London, NW10, UK. If anyone knows of him, would you please reply
privately.
Many thanks
Jill Anderson
London UK


Re: 1917 Military Census #general

WHirsch869 <whirsch869@...>
 

In article <ffa2c48.369e1d5f@aol.com>, GenieMona@aol.com writes:

I just became aware that a Military Census was taken in 1917. Has anyone
heard anything about this and where would the records be held? It seems each
state took their own census.
I have not seen a Military Census for Connecticut, but I do have a three-volume
set of books entitled, "Service Records, Connecticut, Men and Women in the
Armed Forces of the United States During World War 1917-1920," published by the
Adjutant General of the State (there is no date of publication shown). I would
guess that other states published similar books.

Along with a brief military record, the roster shows the person's name, race,
serial number, and address at time of enlistment. I would be glad to do
lookups if anyone is interested.

Werner

Werner S. Hirsch, Curator, Jewish Historical Soc. of Gr. New Haven (CT)
http://pages.cthome.net/hirsch/
Reply to: whirsch869@aol.com or whirsch@snet.net


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: 1917 Military Census #general

WHirsch869 <whirsch869@...>
 

In article <ffa2c48.369e1d5f@aol.com>, GenieMona@aol.com writes:

I just became aware that a Military Census was taken in 1917. Has anyone
heard anything about this and where would the records be held? It seems each
state took their own census.
I have not seen a Military Census for Connecticut, but I do have a three-volume
set of books entitled, "Service Records, Connecticut, Men and Women in the
Armed Forces of the United States During World War 1917-1920," published by the
Adjutant General of the State (there is no date of publication shown). I would
guess that other states published similar books.

Along with a brief military record, the roster shows the person's name, race,
serial number, and address at time of enlistment. I would be glad to do
lookups if anyone is interested.

Werner

Werner S. Hirsch, Curator, Jewish Historical Soc. of Gr. New Haven (CT)
http://pages.cthome.net/hirsch/
Reply to: whirsch869@aol.com or whirsch@snet.net