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Warszawa Research Group #Warsaw #Poland Re: Sochaczew records #warsaw #poland

ruthfire@...
 

I am very interested in your research on Widawa. My family name is
Vidaver; it was Widawer in Sochaczew.
Try going to Jewishgen.org for lots of help. Ruth Vidaver Firestone

Spira Elaine and Art wrote:

As a newcomer to this Research Group I would appreciate advice on how to go
about getting vital and other records of residents of Sochaczew.
It is my understanding that the Jewish community was annihilated
and most of its records destroyed.
My grandmother Adele (Ajdel) BEKER survived, emigrating >from Germany in 1937,
but most of her family was lost. I have not been able to trace any of her
ancestral family.
Any help would be appreciated.

Elaine Spira: Researching BEKER >from Sochaczew; WEKSLER and CHRYZANOWSKA(I) >from Klobuck and Widawa, SPIERER >from Jagielnica.


Re: Sochaczew records #warsaw #poland

ruthfire@...
 

I am very interested in your research on Widawa. My family name is
Vidaver; it was Widawer in Sochaczew.
Try going to Jewishgen.org for lots of help. Ruth Vidaver Firestone

Spira Elaine and Art wrote:

As a newcomer to this Research Group I would appreciate advice on how to go
about getting vital and other records of residents of Sochaczew.
It is my understanding that the Jewish community was annihilated
and most of its records destroyed.
My grandmother Adele (Ajdel) BEKER survived, emigrating >from Germany in 1937,
but most of her family was lost. I have not been able to trace any of her
ancestral family.
Any help would be appreciated.

Elaine Spira: Researching BEKER >from Sochaczew; WEKSLER and CHRYZANOWSKA(I) >from Klobuck and Widawa, SPIERER >from Jagielnica.


Deaths records. Jakobstadt. 1870 #latvia

usdine@...
 

Subject: Deaths records. Jakobstadt. 1870
From: Christine Usdin
usdine@...



http://www.premiumorange.com/rigavitalrecords/deathsjakobstadtseventy.html

Christine Usdin
usdine@...


Deaths records. Jakobstadt. 1876 #latvia

usdine@...
 

Subject: Deaths records. Jakobstadt. 1876
From: Christine Usdin
usdine@...



http://www.premiumorange.com/rigavitalrecords/deathsjakobstadtseventysix.html

Christine Usdin
usdine@...


Latvia SIG #Latvia Deaths records. Jakobstadt. 1870 #latvia

usdine@...
 

Subject: Deaths records. Jakobstadt. 1870
From: Christine Usdin
usdine@...



http://www.premiumorange.com/rigavitalrecords/deathsjakobstadtseventy.html

Christine Usdin
usdine@...


Latvia SIG #Latvia Deaths records. Jakobstadt. 1876 #latvia

usdine@...
 

Subject: Deaths records. Jakobstadt. 1876
From: Christine Usdin
usdine@...



http://www.premiumorange.com/rigavitalrecords/deathsjakobstadtseventysix.html

Christine Usdin
usdine@...


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Kovel #ukraine

bruce.drake@...
 

I wanted to let all interested in Kovel that the first chapter of the Yizkor
book is now on line in English, along with the table of contents. The
chapter is a "History of the Jews of Kovel." I am hoping for an additional
chapter to be available by the end of the month.

http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/kovel1/kovel1.html

I've also been doing a series of incremental updates to the shtetlinks page,
though taken together they amount to a decent chunk of new information and
links.

http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/kovel/kovel.htm

Bruce Drake
Silver Spring, Md.


Kovel #ukraine

bruce.drake@...
 

I wanted to let all interested in Kovel that the first chapter of the Yizkor
book is now on line in English, along with the table of contents. The
chapter is a "History of the Jews of Kovel." I am hoping for an additional
chapter to be available by the end of the month.

http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/kovel1/kovel1.html

I've also been doing a series of incremental updates to the shtetlinks page,
though taken together they amount to a decent chunk of new information and
links.

http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/kovel/kovel.htm

Bruce Drake
Silver Spring, Md.


Same towns, other names #austria-czech

MBernet@...
 

In a message dated 3/10/2010 11:13:07 A.M. Eastern Standard Time,
randols@... writes:
"My ancestral surnames are: AUSCH (Praha) AUSTERLITZ (Wien) BEER
(Lomnice, Radimer) BIEDERMANN (Bratislava, Wien) BITTNER (Breclav) . . . "
and so on.

It may help you to recognize that many of the cities you mention are
duplicate
names of the same city, taht vary with period and language. Thus
Bratislava = Pozsony and Pressburg
Brno = Bruenn
Breclav = Lundenburg
Praha = Prag or Prague
and so on.

It is worth checking out location names in a good atlas or dictionary for
other names
for your locations. You can search for towns of Jewish significance at
_www.jewishencyclopedia.com_ (http://www.jewishencyclopedia.com) , or at
_www.encyclopediajudaica.com_ (http://www.encyclopediajudaica.com) or
simply use any
web-browser. Better yet, check it out at jewishgen's ShtetlSeeker
< _http://www.jewishgen.org/Communities/LocTown.asp_
(http://www.jewishgen.org/Communities/LocTown.asp) >
which gives you all the names by whicch a location has been called and also
gives
you a wealth of maps, neighboring towns, distances.

Michael Bernet
New York


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Same towns, other names #austria-czech

MBernet@...
 

In a message dated 3/10/2010 11:13:07 A.M. Eastern Standard Time,
randols@... writes:
"My ancestral surnames are: AUSCH (Praha) AUSTERLITZ (Wien) BEER
(Lomnice, Radimer) BIEDERMANN (Bratislava, Wien) BITTNER (Breclav) . . . "
and so on.

It may help you to recognize that many of the cities you mention are
duplicate
names of the same city, taht vary with period and language. Thus
Bratislava = Pozsony and Pressburg
Brno = Bruenn
Breclav = Lundenburg
Praha = Prag or Prague
and so on.

It is worth checking out location names in a good atlas or dictionary for
other names
for your locations. You can search for towns of Jewish significance at
_www.jewishencyclopedia.com_ (http://www.jewishencyclopedia.com) , or at
_www.encyclopediajudaica.com_ (http://www.encyclopediajudaica.com) or
simply use any
web-browser. Better yet, check it out at jewishgen's ShtetlSeeker
< _http://www.jewishgen.org/Communities/LocTown.asp_
(http://www.jewishgen.org/Communities/LocTown.asp) >
which gives you all the names by whicch a location has been called and also
gives
you a wealth of maps, neighboring towns, distances.

Michael Bernet
New York


morav@...
 

In response to Randy Schoenberg's March 11 suggestion that we all post our family trees on "Geni" I have a
few questions and misgivings. First off when I visited the site they immediately want me to sign up with a
credit card. Looking carefully I found that there was an option to continue without providing this. Then there
didn't 't seem to be any way to view any information on the site at all. It just wants you to start entering your
family tree members (I can't imagine trying to do this one person at a time as it seems to be set up to receive
information that way). A bit more digging and I found a search function into which I entered one of the
surnames >from my tree. "Geni" came back with 2 matches but wouldn't let me see them until I sign up for
their "Pro" service. Anyhow "Geni" seems pretty lame. Even the notoriously avaricious Ancestry.com lets
you search trees that people have posted for family names (http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi).
"Geni" seems to want me to enter my information without any kind of payback. Am I missing something?

Philip Moravcik, Honolulu


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech geni #austria-czech

morav@...
 

In response to Randy Schoenberg's March 11 suggestion that we all post our family trees on "Geni" I have a
few questions and misgivings. First off when I visited the site they immediately want me to sign up with a
credit card. Looking carefully I found that there was an option to continue without providing this. Then there
didn't 't seem to be any way to view any information on the site at all. It just wants you to start entering your
family tree members (I can't imagine trying to do this one person at a time as it seems to be set up to receive
information that way). A bit more digging and I found a search function into which I entered one of the
surnames >from my tree. "Geni" came back with 2 matches but wouldn't let me see them until I sign up for
their "Pro" service. Anyhow "Geni" seems pretty lame. Even the notoriously avaricious Ancestry.com lets
you search trees that people have posted for family names (http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi).
"Geni" seems to want me to enter my information without any kind of payback. Am I missing something?

Philip Moravcik, Honolulu


Altman-Katz #austria-czech

sararu70@...
 

I am looking for any information about my Grandfather Selig ALTMAN, which
later became Jonas ALTMAN. He listed Austria -- Galicia and Lemberg
on various documents. His mother's maiden name was Katz. This is the
family { KATZ'S} we are trying to find. Selig ALTMAN came to the USA in
1900 with his wife Sara STANGER and settled in Pittsburgh, Pa., and had
3 sons while living in Pittsburgh. Sara passed on in 1907. Selig returned
to New York and later married Minnie DOTTELE.



Thank you
Sara Rubin
New Kensington, Pa.
USA
sararu70@...


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Altman-Katz #austria-czech

sararu70@...
 

I am looking for any information about my Grandfather Selig ALTMAN, which
later became Jonas ALTMAN. He listed Austria -- Galicia and Lemberg
on various documents. His mother's maiden name was Katz. This is the
family { KATZ'S} we are trying to find. Selig ALTMAN came to the USA in
1900 with his wife Sara STANGER and settled in Pittsburgh, Pa., and had
3 sons while living in Pittsburgh. Sara passed on in 1907. Selig returned
to New York and later married Minnie DOTTELE.



Thank you
Sara Rubin
New Kensington, Pa.
USA
sararu70@...


Conference on Czech Jews April 14, 2010 at Czech Embassy in DC #austria-czech

Helen Epstein
 

Hello Everyone:

I am preparing a Powerpoint presentation/lecture called "Growing Up in
the Czech Exile Community" for this conference next month.
My idea is to discuss the Czech Jews in New York City during the
1950s, show photographs, and describe how this community was similar
to and different >from other post-war refugee/survivor communities.
Other speakers will include Peter Demetz, Mark Talisman and Mila Rechcigl.

I plan to focus on the different kinds of Jews that came together in
NYC because of Nazism and Stalinism who might not have encountered
one another in Czechoslovakia:
the intellectuals, the sports people who skated in Central Park on
Sunday mornings, the religious people, the arts community who went to
hear Voskovec at the theater and Jarmila Nvotna sing and Rudolf
Firkusny and Rudolf Serkin play, the Radio Free Europe people --
all held together by a gynecologist named Dr. Karel Steinbach who was
(besides being my Mom's OB/GYN) a good friend
of Jan Masaryk's and Ferdinand Peroutka. One of my interesting
findings already is that most of the non-Jewish adults I knew as a
child had spent time in the camps as political prisoners for their
anti-Nazi activities: Jaroslav Drabek, Ivan Herben, Peroutka. Also
that the women who worked for my mother as penniless refugees
sometimes had very interesting professional careers bac in Prague.
Have been reading a lot of memoirs.

If you have any questions or ideas you might wish me to investigate,
or photographs of interesting people in this community, or anecdotes
or bios, please email me directly.
There should be something about the conference online at the Embassy
website soon. I don't have any details but I think it's free and open
to all.

Thanks,
Helen

--
www.helenepstein.com
Reviewer-at-Large, TheArtsFuse: http://blog.theartsfuse.com/


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Fwd: Conference on Czech Jews April 14, 2010 at Czech Embassy in DC #austria-czech

Helen Epstein
 

Hello Everyone:

I am preparing a Powerpoint presentation/lecture called "Growing Up in
the Czech Exile Community" for this conference next month.
My idea is to discuss the Czech Jews in New York City during the
1950s, show photographs, and describe how this community was similar
to and different >from other post-war refugee/survivor communities.
Other speakers will include Peter Demetz, Mark Talisman and Mila Rechcigl.

I plan to focus on the different kinds of Jews that came together in
NYC because of Nazism and Stalinism who might not have encountered
one another in Czechoslovakia:
the intellectuals, the sports people who skated in Central Park on
Sunday mornings, the religious people, the arts community who went to
hear Voskovec at the theater and Jarmila Nvotna sing and Rudolf
Firkusny and Rudolf Serkin play, the Radio Free Europe people --
all held together by a gynecologist named Dr. Karel Steinbach who was
(besides being my Mom's OB/GYN) a good friend
of Jan Masaryk's and Ferdinand Peroutka. One of my interesting
findings already is that most of the non-Jewish adults I knew as a
child had spent time in the camps as political prisoners for their
anti-Nazi activities: Jaroslav Drabek, Ivan Herben, Peroutka. Also
that the women who worked for my mother as penniless refugees
sometimes had very interesting professional careers bac in Prague.
Have been reading a lot of memoirs.

If you have any questions or ideas you might wish me to investigate,
or photographs of interesting people in this community, or anecdotes
or bios, please email me directly.
There should be something about the conference online at the Embassy
website soon. I don't have any details but I think it's free and open
to all.

Thanks,
Helen

--
www.helenepstein.com
Reviewer-at-Large, TheArtsFuse: http://blog.theartsfuse.com/


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine location in Ukraine #ukraine

mmadis@...
 

Dear Ukraine Sig,

My grandfather was >from what is now Bobulintsy, Ukraine. It is in the Ternopil district. I am trying to find it on a map and can't. Can anyone help with this? Is it so small it is not showing up? Is it near a larger town?

Thanks in advance/Mary


location in Ukraine #ukraine

mmadis@...
 

Dear Ukraine Sig,

My grandfather was >from what is now Bobulintsy, Ukraine. It is in the Ternopil district. I am trying to find it on a map and can't. Can anyone help with this? Is it so small it is not showing up? Is it near a larger town?

Thanks in advance/Mary


wanted Magnate documents #general

Gayle Schlissel Riley
 

I am seek examples of Magnate documents to enhance my lecture
for the LA conf.
I have many >from the Tarnowski archives, for the town of Tarnobrzeg
but I welcome other magnate examples. Please respond privately..
Gayle Schlissel Riley >from San Gabriel


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen wanted Magnate documents #general

Gayle Schlissel Riley
 

I am seek examples of Magnate documents to enhance my lecture
for the LA conf.
I have many >from the Tarnowski archives, for the town of Tarnobrzeg
but I welcome other magnate examples. Please respond privately..
Gayle Schlissel Riley >from San Gabriel