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Re: New tool for finding births, deaths, divorces, marriages, etc., in Latvia #latvia

Christine Usdin
 

Hi Stephen,
You made a great job, but I am not sure, that it will help people to find
the original records on Raduraksti.
You will not believe how many mails I receive to have the original record...
According to your site, you link only on the first page on Raduraksti and
the researchers dont know where to go...
And , even if they find the page, everything is written in Russian or Hebrew
and sometimes only in German.
Sorry for my English....but I am french.

Christine Usdin
France

----- Original Message -----

From: Stephen Weinstein <stephenweinstein@...>
Date: Sat, 23 Oct 2010 22:03:45 -0700 (PDT)

I was having trouble navigating Raduraksti to find the pages that
corresponded to records in Christine Usdin's webpages, especially
when Raduraksti had things misidentified.

I put together a database that lets you select what you know (place,
type of record, year, etc.), and leave the rest blank. It tells you
which pages on each website (Raduraksti and three of Christine's
websites) have records corresponding to what you entered, and which
pages on each site correspond to each other....


Latvia SIG #Latvia Re: New tool for finding births, deaths, divorces, marriages, etc., in Latvia #latvia

Christine Usdin
 

Hi Stephen,
You made a great job, but I am not sure, that it will help people to find
the original records on Raduraksti.
You will not believe how many mails I receive to have the original record...
According to your site, you link only on the first page on Raduraksti and
the researchers dont know where to go...
And , even if they find the page, everything is written in Russian or Hebrew
and sometimes only in German.
Sorry for my English....but I am french.

Christine Usdin
France

----- Original Message -----

From: Stephen Weinstein <stephenweinstein@...>
Date: Sat, 23 Oct 2010 22:03:45 -0700 (PDT)

I was having trouble navigating Raduraksti to find the pages that
corresponded to records in Christine Usdin's webpages, especially
when Raduraksti had things misidentified.

I put together a database that lets you select what you know (place,
type of record, year, etc.), and leave the rest blank. It tells you
which pages on each website (Raduraksti and three of Christine's
websites) have records corresponding to what you entered, and which
pages on each site correspond to each other....


Death records. Liepaja. From: 1860 to 1862 #latvia

Christine Usdin
 


Latvia SIG #Latvia Death records. Liepaja. From: 1860 to 1862 #latvia

Christine Usdin
 


NY's Montefiore Cemeteries: Two New Searchable Databases Now Available #general

Steven Lasky <steve725@...>
 

It seems that the organization that runs Montefiore Cemetery (St.
Albans/Springfield Gardens, Queens County, NY) has redone their website
which now includes a searchable database. It has done the same for its
sister cemetery, New Montefiore Cemetery in Pinelawn, Suffolk County, NY.
Just use the links below and click on the "Locator" link at the top of the
page to begin searching. Combined there are more than 280,000 burials in
these two cemeteries. So now there are close to a million records that are
available through all the searchable New York/New Jersey cemeteries, which
include Mt. Moriah and Riverside Cemeteries in New Jersey, and in the New
York area, in Queens County, Mts. Ararat, Carmel, Hebron, Judah, Lebanon,
Zion, Knollwood Park, Union Field.

The searchable fields for the Montefiore databases include first name and
last name, month and year of death. The search results include first name,
last name, age and date of death, grave location and society name.

Here are the links:
Montefiore Cemetery:
www.montefiores.com/Montefiore/jewish-cemeteries-new-york/index.html
New Montefiore Cemetery:
www.montefiores.com/newMontefiore/jewish-cemeteries-new-york/index.html

It should be noted that the folks who run these two cemeteries are not
affiliated with the group who created the other six or seven Queens, NY
cemetery databases, so the form of the cemetery databases are different.
Happy hunting!

Regards,
Steven Lasky
www.museumoffamilyhistory.com
blog: http://museumoffamilyhistory.blogspot.com
steve@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen NY's Montefiore Cemeteries: Two New Searchable Databases Now Available #general

Steven Lasky <steve725@...>
 

It seems that the organization that runs Montefiore Cemetery (St.
Albans/Springfield Gardens, Queens County, NY) has redone their website
which now includes a searchable database. It has done the same for its
sister cemetery, New Montefiore Cemetery in Pinelawn, Suffolk County, NY.
Just use the links below and click on the "Locator" link at the top of the
page to begin searching. Combined there are more than 280,000 burials in
these two cemeteries. So now there are close to a million records that are
available through all the searchable New York/New Jersey cemeteries, which
include Mt. Moriah and Riverside Cemeteries in New Jersey, and in the New
York area, in Queens County, Mts. Ararat, Carmel, Hebron, Judah, Lebanon,
Zion, Knollwood Park, Union Field.

The searchable fields for the Montefiore databases include first name and
last name, month and year of death. The search results include first name,
last name, age and date of death, grave location and society name.

Here are the links:
Montefiore Cemetery:
www.montefiores.com/Montefiore/jewish-cemeteries-new-york/index.html
New Montefiore Cemetery:
www.montefiores.com/newMontefiore/jewish-cemeteries-new-york/index.html

It should be noted that the folks who run these two cemeteries are not
affiliated with the group who created the other six or seven Queens, NY
cemetery databases, so the form of the cemetery databases are different.
Happy hunting!

Regards,
Steven Lasky
www.museumoffamilyhistory.com
blog: http://museumoffamilyhistory.blogspot.com
steve@...


Where is a village in Bas-Rhin ? #france

pierre28@...
 

In the marriage certificate (24-Oct-1836) >from Lauterbourg Bas-Rhin
(the most NE village in France), of Salomon HALFF and Rachel FEILBMANN
(available on line # 25 in 1836) Rachel and her parents are said to be
from "?ultzheim" (with 2 dots above the u) and an unrecognizable
initial letter Bas-Rhin.

Can anyone guess and locate such a village.

Pierre M Hahn, San Francisco
pierre28@... or
pierre1928@...


French SIG #France Where is a village in Bas-Rhin ? #france

pierre28@...
 

In the marriage certificate (24-Oct-1836) >from Lauterbourg Bas-Rhin
(the most NE village in France), of Salomon HALFF and Rachel FEILBMANN
(available on line # 25 in 1836) Rachel and her parents are said to be
from "?ultzheim" (with 2 dots above the u) and an unrecognizable
initial letter Bas-Rhin.

Can anyone guess and locate such a village.

Pierre M Hahn, San Francisco
pierre28@... or
pierre1928@...


searching pre-1837 records on the internet #unitedkingdom

helentv@...
 

Greetings to UK Genners >from Adelaide South Australia >from Helen
Tversky-Steiner ID 11392

I have researched and written about many ancestors. I would like to be
certain of detail of one gr/gr/grandfather and living far >from London need
access on the internet.

I seek the data of the parents of JACOB SOLOMON /Yitzhak I think. Jacob was
born 1795 in London and died 3 Jany. 1874 in his 80th year. He lived at 7
Harrow Alley, Houndsditch. His children were Abraham Jacob Solomon who with
his wife Julia/Isaacs came to Adelaide 1849. (no Suez Canal and it would
seem provided their own food for the sea travel of more than three months).
Philip b. 1829, the second child of Jacob and Mari remained in the UK.
Jacob Solomon/s was interred in West Ham Cemetery SE 32-14. Mr. Charles
Tucker helped with my early research so that it would be really correct.

If internet access on pre-1837 data is not available, I would like to be
approached by a professional genealogists conversant with early research.
Please contact me at helentv@...
SOLOMON/ISAACS - London to Ausralia 1849 (where he took the first service at
the Adelaide Hebrew Congregation in 1852)
SAUNDERS - Czestochowa, London, Australia in 1855, Jerusalem died 1895.
WILNER-MILBE, SHEIKLE-NASKITEL/COHEN, LEVIE in 1811 Holland,, JACOBS,
SAUNDERS London, Australia.
LIPERT - Minsk, Scotland,, Australia
TVERSKY - Gancesci/Bessarabia, Kishinev, Palestine, Alexandria, Adelaide.
This breadth of Jewish ancestry is very special in Australia. - Helen
Tversky-Steiner.


JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom searching pre-1837 records on the internet #unitedkingdom

helentv@...
 

Greetings to UK Genners >from Adelaide South Australia >from Helen
Tversky-Steiner ID 11392

I have researched and written about many ancestors. I would like to be
certain of detail of one gr/gr/grandfather and living far >from London need
access on the internet.

I seek the data of the parents of JACOB SOLOMON /Yitzhak I think. Jacob was
born 1795 in London and died 3 Jany. 1874 in his 80th year. He lived at 7
Harrow Alley, Houndsditch. His children were Abraham Jacob Solomon who with
his wife Julia/Isaacs came to Adelaide 1849. (no Suez Canal and it would
seem provided their own food for the sea travel of more than three months).
Philip b. 1829, the second child of Jacob and Mari remained in the UK.
Jacob Solomon/s was interred in West Ham Cemetery SE 32-14. Mr. Charles
Tucker helped with my early research so that it would be really correct.

If internet access on pre-1837 data is not available, I would like to be
approached by a professional genealogists conversant with early research.
Please contact me at helentv@...
SOLOMON/ISAACS - London to Ausralia 1849 (where he took the first service at
the Adelaide Hebrew Congregation in 1852)
SAUNDERS - Czestochowa, London, Australia in 1855, Jerusalem died 1895.
WILNER-MILBE, SHEIKLE-NASKITEL/COHEN, LEVIE in 1811 Holland,, JACOBS,
SAUNDERS London, Australia.
LIPERT - Minsk, Scotland,, Australia
TVERSKY - Gancesci/Bessarabia, Kishinev, Palestine, Alexandria, Adelaide.
This breadth of Jewish ancestry is very special in Australia. - Helen
Tversky-Steiner.


Translation help requested re: Lodz PSA instructions #poland

Sandra Nudelman <sandranudelman@...>
 

I just received an email back >from the Lodz archive and need help
translating the instructions.

Link: http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=17042

Please respond to me at
sandranudelman@... Thanks in advance!

Sandra Nudelman


JRI Poland #Poland Translation help requested re: Lodz PSA instructions #poland

Sandra Nudelman <sandranudelman@...>
 

I just received an email back >from the Lodz archive and need help
translating the instructions.

Link: http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=17042

Please respond to me at
sandranudelman@... Thanks in advance!

Sandra Nudelman


Census Data Trans Help #poland

Alan Weiser <alanboy@...>
 

Help is needed for translation of the sentence below taken >from a
Galicia 1900 Census Report. Please reply directly.

Razem gminy i obszary doworskie powiatu sadowego Kolomyja.

Thanks
Alan Weiser
alanboy@...
Silver Spring, MD USA


JRI Poland #Poland Census Data Trans Help #poland

Alan Weiser <alanboy@...>
 

Help is needed for translation of the sentence below taken >from a
Galicia 1900 Census Report. Please reply directly.

Razem gminy i obszary doworskie powiatu sadowego Kolomyja.

Thanks
Alan Weiser
alanboy@...
Silver Spring, MD USA


Victims of Soviet Oppression, WWII 1939-1949 #poland

Ann Linder
 

I had not looked at this website in a long while and found it
re-designed and with more info on
Victims of Soviet Oppression, WWII 1939-1949. In English.

http://www.indeks.karta.org.pl/en/tomyindeksu.html

http://www.indeks.karta.org.pl/en

Another site I found which may be of interest, but it is in Polish is
http://www.stankiewicze.com/
It also has lists and info on victims of Soviet oppression.

--
Kindest Regards,
Ann Linder
Florida USA


JRI Poland #Poland Victims of Soviet Oppression, WWII 1939-1949 #poland

Ann Linder
 

I had not looked at this website in a long while and found it
re-designed and with more info on
Victims of Soviet Oppression, WWII 1939-1949. In English.

http://www.indeks.karta.org.pl/en/tomyindeksu.html

http://www.indeks.karta.org.pl/en

Another site I found which may be of interest, but it is in Polish is
http://www.stankiewicze.com/
It also has lists and info on victims of Soviet oppression.

--
Kindest Regards,
Ann Linder
Florida USA


Sunday, November 7, 2010, JGSGB Lecture and Meeting: Belarus: Jewish History and Cemetery Restoration #general

Meredith Hoffman / GenerationsWeb <mhoffman@...>
 

Sunday, November 7, 2010
Gann Academy
333 Forest Street
Waltham, MA

Program begins at 1:30 pm

Topic: Belarus: Jewish History and Cemetery Restoration
Speakers: Michael Lozman & Rochelle Goldberg Ruthchild

Two experts on Belarus will join forces to give us an inside look at
the history of Jews in Belarus and the work being done on Jewish
cemeteries.

Rochelle Goldberg Ruthchild, a Research Associate at the Davis Center
for Russian and Eurasian Studies at Harvard University, will talk
about the history of Belarus Jewish community, noting that there was
always a large Jewish population in that area of the world but that
Belarus did not come into existence as a separate country until 1991.

Dr. Michael Lozman will then talk about his work in protecting,
preserving, and restoring Jewish cemeteries that have been destroyed
by the invading Nazis and further deteriorated by neglect due to the
absence of returning Jews as a result of the Holocaust. He and his
team have to date restored ten Jewish cemeteries in Belarus and have
more planned for the future years as well.

For more details, visit the Jewish Genealogy Society of Greater Boston

website at www.jgsgb.org, or contact us at info@... or
617-796-8522.

Admission is free for members, $5 for non-members. Refreshments will
be served.

Meredith Hoffman, Publicity Chair, JGSGB
publicity@..., http://www.jgsgb.org


Re: FW: Holocaust Era Immigration Files #poland

Alison Greengard
 

I found your email very intriguing. My grandfather was >from Baranovichi
(very close to Nowogrudok). He had made Aliyah in 1922. His family in
Baranovichi, i.e. his parents, brothers/their wives and children all tried
to obtain visas in the late 1930's - but to go to British Palestine. My
grandfather actually succeeded in obtaining visas for all of them to
immigrate to British Palestine. But they could not get visas to emigrate
from Poland.
They went repeatedly to the government offices in Warsaw. They would come
away with a visa for one of the young boys but not for the rest of his
family. If he didn't use it immediately, it would be rescinded. Then a visa
was issued for my great-grandmother, but not for my great-grandfather, etc.
etc.. This happened repeatedly until they gave up, and it was too late.
None of them wanted to go by themselves and leave the rest of the family
behind. They were also all murdered in Baranovichi in 1941-1942. So it's
possible, that the refusals for your family were >from the Polish side.
I don't know if you have considered that, so I thought I would mention it.

Alison Greengard
Lakewood, Colorado, USA


----- Original Message -----
From: "Jim Bennett" <bennett@...>
To: "JRI-Poland" <jri-pl@...>
Sent: Sunday, October 24, 2010 12:19:36 AM
Subject: [jri-pl] FW: Holocaust Era Immigration Files

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
In the 1937-41 period my wife Myrna's uncles, aunts and their children
were living in Nowogrudok, eastern Poland. They had well-established
siblings in San Francisco willing to sponsor their immigration to America.

Applications were made >from the American side and probably at the U.S.
Consulate in Warsaw [or Bialystok?]. A March 1939 letter >from them to
the American relatives included a detailed list of names and birthdates
of eleven family members.

Only one family member was granted immigration rights, a 25 year old
bachelor. All the others were murdered in Nowogrudok in 1942-3.

Our questions are:

Where in the National Archives [?] are all of these application files,
both >from the Immigration and Naturalization Department and >from the
consulates in Poland? Are they easily accessible under FOIA? What's
the procedure for obtaining them?

Jim and Myrna Bennett
Haifa

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Although Nowogrudok is today in Belarus, it was
part of Interwar Poland.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Sunday, November 7, 2010, JGSGB Lecture and Meeting: Belarus: Jewish History and Cemetery Restoration #general

Meredith Hoffman / GenerationsWeb <mhoffman@...>
 

Sunday, November 7, 2010
Gann Academy
333 Forest Street
Waltham, MA

Program begins at 1:30 pm

Topic: Belarus: Jewish History and Cemetery Restoration
Speakers: Michael Lozman & Rochelle Goldberg Ruthchild

Two experts on Belarus will join forces to give us an inside look at
the history of Jews in Belarus and the work being done on Jewish
cemeteries.

Rochelle Goldberg Ruthchild, a Research Associate at the Davis Center
for Russian and Eurasian Studies at Harvard University, will talk
about the history of Belarus Jewish community, noting that there was
always a large Jewish population in that area of the world but that
Belarus did not come into existence as a separate country until 1991.

Dr. Michael Lozman will then talk about his work in protecting,
preserving, and restoring Jewish cemeteries that have been destroyed
by the invading Nazis and further deteriorated by neglect due to the
absence of returning Jews as a result of the Holocaust. He and his
team have to date restored ten Jewish cemeteries in Belarus and have
more planned for the future years as well.

For more details, visit the Jewish Genealogy Society of Greater Boston

website at www.jgsgb.org, or contact us at info@... or
617-796-8522.

Admission is free for members, $5 for non-members. Refreshments will
be served.

Meredith Hoffman, Publicity Chair, JGSGB
publicity@..., http://www.jgsgb.org


JRI Poland #Poland Re: FW: Holocaust Era Immigration Files #poland

Alison Greengard
 

I found your email very intriguing. My grandfather was >from Baranovichi
(very close to Nowogrudok). He had made Aliyah in 1922. His family in
Baranovichi, i.e. his parents, brothers/their wives and children all tried
to obtain visas in the late 1930's - but to go to British Palestine. My
grandfather actually succeeded in obtaining visas for all of them to
immigrate to British Palestine. But they could not get visas to emigrate
from Poland.
They went repeatedly to the government offices in Warsaw. They would come
away with a visa for one of the young boys but not for the rest of his
family. If he didn't use it immediately, it would be rescinded. Then a visa
was issued for my great-grandmother, but not for my great-grandfather, etc.
etc.. This happened repeatedly until they gave up, and it was too late.
None of them wanted to go by themselves and leave the rest of the family
behind. They were also all murdered in Baranovichi in 1941-1942. So it's
possible, that the refusals for your family were >from the Polish side.
I don't know if you have considered that, so I thought I would mention it.

Alison Greengard
Lakewood, Colorado, USA


----- Original Message -----
From: "Jim Bennett" <bennett@...>
To: "JRI-Poland" <jri-pl@...>
Sent: Sunday, October 24, 2010 12:19:36 AM
Subject: [jri-pl] FW: Holocaust Era Immigration Files

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
In the 1937-41 period my wife Myrna's uncles, aunts and their children
were living in Nowogrudok, eastern Poland. They had well-established
siblings in San Francisco willing to sponsor their immigration to America.

Applications were made >from the American side and probably at the U.S.
Consulate in Warsaw [or Bialystok?]. A March 1939 letter >from them to
the American relatives included a detailed list of names and birthdates
of eleven family members.

Only one family member was granted immigration rights, a 25 year old
bachelor. All the others were murdered in Nowogrudok in 1942-3.

Our questions are:

Where in the National Archives [?] are all of these application files,
both >from the Immigration and Naturalization Department and >from the
consulates in Poland? Are they easily accessible under FOIA? What's
the procedure for obtaining them?

Jim and Myrna Bennett
Haifa

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Although Nowogrudok is today in Belarus, it was
part of Interwar Poland.