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Archives in Minsk followup #belarus

erbush@...
 

Since several people asked me about my info regarding the National
Historical Archives of Belarus in Minsk, I am following up on this list.

I searched for my family's shtetl on Miriam Weiner's site: Routes to
Roots Foundation. After finding a reference to the Census records for
1858 for Monasyrshchina, I found the link for the Towns and
Repositories in Belarus -- also on the Routes to Roots site. There
I followed the link and sent an email (in English) requesting
information on research in the archives. I received a relatively
quick reply (in Russian) stating that a preliminary search would
require an advance payment of 38,270 rubles which translates to $13+
US dollars. Then, the cost of "one archival extract" would cost
"76,540 rubles, including the amount of the advance." That translates
to $26+ US dollars.

Here is the link to the page that has the addresses of the archives in
Belarus:

http://www.rtrfoundation.org/archdta2.shtml

Has anyone used this service?

Elaine Bush
Pleasant Hill, CA
erbush@...
http://elainebush.tribalpages.com


Belarus SIG #Belarus Archives in Minsk followup #belarus

erbush@...
 

Since several people asked me about my info regarding the National
Historical Archives of Belarus in Minsk, I am following up on this list.

I searched for my family's shtetl on Miriam Weiner's site: Routes to
Roots Foundation. After finding a reference to the Census records for
1858 for Monasyrshchina, I found the link for the Towns and
Repositories in Belarus -- also on the Routes to Roots site. There
I followed the link and sent an email (in English) requesting
information on research in the archives. I received a relatively
quick reply (in Russian) stating that a preliminary search would
require an advance payment of 38,270 rubles which translates to $13+
US dollars. Then, the cost of "one archival extract" would cost
"76,540 rubles, including the amount of the advance." That translates
to $26+ US dollars.

Here is the link to the page that has the addresses of the archives in
Belarus:

http://www.rtrfoundation.org/archdta2.shtml

Has anyone used this service?

Elaine Bush
Pleasant Hill, CA
erbush@...
http://elainebush.tribalpages.com


Announcement from the JewishGen Board of Governors #germany

Karen Franklin
 

The JewishGen Board of Governors is pleased to announce the addition of two
members. These individuals, Michael Goldstein and Dr. Rand Fishbein, add
valuable skills to the team.


Michael Goldstein

Michael Goldstein is President of the International Association of Jewish
Genealogical Societies (IAJGS). Born in Toronto, Ontario, Goldstein is a
Jerusalem-based genealogist who researches, mentors, lectures, and conducts
workshops. He carries out worldwide Jewish research and guides North
Americans in locating and connecting with their Israeli family, facilitating
the use of local Israeli research sources. In addition, he does extensive
work on behalf of lawyers and estate search firms seeking out Israeli heirs.

Mr. Goldstein previously worked in both Montreal, Quebec and in Israel in
Jewish communal services. His previous positions include Director of the
Davis YMHA Montreal, Director of Program Management Jewish Family Services
Social Centre in Montreal, and Executive Vice President of the Jewish
National Fund of Canada.

Mr. Goldstein is President of the International Association of Jewish
Genealogical Societies (IAJGS), President of The Israel Genealogical
Society, an incoming board member of the Association of Professional
Genealogists, and a member of the Jewish Genealogy Society of Montreal.

Mr. Goldstein has a BA >from Concordia University and an MSW >from Yeshiva
University.


Dr. Rand Fishbein

Dr. Rand Fishbein is President of Fishbein Associates, Inc., a public-policy
consulting firm based in Potomac, Maryland. He has long been a leader in
Jewish political life. Among his many efforts related to Jewish issues and
cultural preservation, he initiated efforts in the U.S. Senate that saved
the ancient Jewish Bassatine Cemetery in Cairo >from destruction, and
contributed to the rescue of Ethiopian Jews in 1991 as well as the rescue of
the last 400 Jews in Iraq that same year. Following a fire that ravaged the
ancient archival collection in Kamenets-Podolsk, Ukraine, in 2003, Dr.
Fishbein successfully arranged for the U.S. Embassy in Kiev to provide
emergency financial assistance for the salvage and conservation of the
surviving documents.

Prior to entering the private sector, Dr. Fishbein was a Professional Staff
Member (Majority) of the U.S. Senate Defense Appropriations subcommittee.
He also served as a Professional Staff Member (Majority) on the U.S. Senate
Foreign Operations Appropriations subcommittee responsible for preparing the
annual U.S. foreign assistance budget. Dr. Fishbein was one of two Foreign
Policy/Intelligence Analysts on the 1987 U.S. Senate Iran-Contra
investigating committee and co-authored a portion of its final report.
Later, he served as the Special Assistant for National Security Affairs to
Senator Daniel K. Inouye (D-HI).

According to Fishbein: "JewishGen seeks to accomplish in our modern age what
our great sages, academies and traditions of the past have sought to do.
That is, to build a bridge between generations that is personal, profound,
and enduring. The survival of the Jewish people is one of the great and
ennobling stories of mankind. Its illumination is both the mission and the
challenge of JewishGen. I am honored and privileged to be asked to join
such a visionary team."

Dr. Fishbein earned his Ph.D., with distinction, in International
Relations/Middle East Studies >from The Johns Hopkins School of Advanced
International Studies (SAIS) in Washington, D.C. He was a fellow in
Brussels at the North Atlantic Assembly, the inter-parliamentary forum of
NATO, and was awarded a Fulbright fellowship to St. Antony's College, Oxford
University, and another Fulbright to the School of Oriental and African
Studies (SOAS), at the University of London.

The Board of Governors announces with great regret the resignation of Anne
Feder Lee, past president of the IAJGS.

Karen S. Franklin Gary Mokotoff Co-Chairs, JewishGen Board of Governors


German SIG #Germany Announcement from the JewishGen Board of Governors #germany

Karen Franklin
 

The JewishGen Board of Governors is pleased to announce the addition of two
members. These individuals, Michael Goldstein and Dr. Rand Fishbein, add
valuable skills to the team.


Michael Goldstein

Michael Goldstein is President of the International Association of Jewish
Genealogical Societies (IAJGS). Born in Toronto, Ontario, Goldstein is a
Jerusalem-based genealogist who researches, mentors, lectures, and conducts
workshops. He carries out worldwide Jewish research and guides North
Americans in locating and connecting with their Israeli family, facilitating
the use of local Israeli research sources. In addition, he does extensive
work on behalf of lawyers and estate search firms seeking out Israeli heirs.

Mr. Goldstein previously worked in both Montreal, Quebec and in Israel in
Jewish communal services. His previous positions include Director of the
Davis YMHA Montreal, Director of Program Management Jewish Family Services
Social Centre in Montreal, and Executive Vice President of the Jewish
National Fund of Canada.

Mr. Goldstein is President of the International Association of Jewish
Genealogical Societies (IAJGS), President of The Israel Genealogical
Society, an incoming board member of the Association of Professional
Genealogists, and a member of the Jewish Genealogy Society of Montreal.

Mr. Goldstein has a BA >from Concordia University and an MSW >from Yeshiva
University.


Dr. Rand Fishbein

Dr. Rand Fishbein is President of Fishbein Associates, Inc., a public-policy
consulting firm based in Potomac, Maryland. He has long been a leader in
Jewish political life. Among his many efforts related to Jewish issues and
cultural preservation, he initiated efforts in the U.S. Senate that saved
the ancient Jewish Bassatine Cemetery in Cairo >from destruction, and
contributed to the rescue of Ethiopian Jews in 1991 as well as the rescue of
the last 400 Jews in Iraq that same year. Following a fire that ravaged the
ancient archival collection in Kamenets-Podolsk, Ukraine, in 2003, Dr.
Fishbein successfully arranged for the U.S. Embassy in Kiev to provide
emergency financial assistance for the salvage and conservation of the
surviving documents.

Prior to entering the private sector, Dr. Fishbein was a Professional Staff
Member (Majority) of the U.S. Senate Defense Appropriations subcommittee.
He also served as a Professional Staff Member (Majority) on the U.S. Senate
Foreign Operations Appropriations subcommittee responsible for preparing the
annual U.S. foreign assistance budget. Dr. Fishbein was one of two Foreign
Policy/Intelligence Analysts on the 1987 U.S. Senate Iran-Contra
investigating committee and co-authored a portion of its final report.
Later, he served as the Special Assistant for National Security Affairs to
Senator Daniel K. Inouye (D-HI).

According to Fishbein: "JewishGen seeks to accomplish in our modern age what
our great sages, academies and traditions of the past have sought to do.
That is, to build a bridge between generations that is personal, profound,
and enduring. The survival of the Jewish people is one of the great and
ennobling stories of mankind. Its illumination is both the mission and the
challenge of JewishGen. I am honored and privileged to be asked to join
such a visionary team."

Dr. Fishbein earned his Ph.D., with distinction, in International
Relations/Middle East Studies >from The Johns Hopkins School of Advanced
International Studies (SAIS) in Washington, D.C. He was a fellow in
Brussels at the North Atlantic Assembly, the inter-parliamentary forum of
NATO, and was awarded a Fulbright fellowship to St. Antony's College, Oxford
University, and another Fulbright to the School of Oriental and African
Studies (SOAS), at the University of London.

The Board of Governors announces with great regret the resignation of Anne
Feder Lee, past president of the IAJGS.

Karen S. Franklin Gary Mokotoff Co-Chairs, JewishGen Board of Governors


Looking for STERN family, Flushing, Queens, NYC [ties to Burghaun] #germany

sbr19@...
 

I am looking for the family of Mark (Markus) STERN >from Flushing, Queens, NY
Their grand mother Mina STERN nee WOHL >from Burghaun, and my grand mother
were first cousins. Please reply to me privately.

Sandy Roth Monsey, NY SBR19@...

MODERATOR NOTE to all: The more you tell us, the more likely it is that
we will be able to help you. NAMES, places (more than the town names
if possible) and dates of residence in those towns are all very imporant.


German SIG #Germany Looking for STERN family, Flushing, Queens, NYC [ties to Burghaun] #germany

sbr19@...
 

I am looking for the family of Mark (Markus) STERN >from Flushing, Queens, NY
Their grand mother Mina STERN nee WOHL >from Burghaun, and my grand mother
were first cousins. Please reply to me privately.

Sandy Roth Monsey, NY SBR19@...

MODERATOR NOTE to all: The more you tell us, the more likely it is that
we will be able to help you. NAMES, places (more than the town names
if possible) and dates of residence in those towns are all very imporant.


South Africa SIG #SouthAfrica Looking for Meyer Family #southafrica

ronen kusne <ronenk4@...>
 

Dear All,

I am looking for any information on a SARA OZRE (OSHREY?) nee MEYER that had
residence in Johannesburg in 1949. Sara Meyer was >from Lithuania, most likely
Vilnius City or Kaunas. Any Oshers, Oshrey's....etc still located in Johannesburg
that have a MEYER ancestor?

Interestingly, I have spoken to several South African born OSHREY's in the US that
have a late mother Sara(h) but no maiden name MEYER.

Please respond privately.
ronenk4@...
Thank You
Ronen Kusne


Looking for Meyer Family #southafrica

ronen kusne <ronenk4@...>
 

Dear All,

I am looking for any information on a SARA OZRE (OSHREY?) nee MEYER that had
residence in Johannesburg in 1949. Sara Meyer was >from Lithuania, most likely
Vilnius City or Kaunas. Any Oshers, Oshrey's....etc still located in Johannesburg
that have a MEYER ancestor?

Interestingly, I have spoken to several South African born OSHREY's in the US that
have a late mother Sara(h) but no maiden name MEYER.

Please respond privately.
ronenk4@...
Thank You
Ronen Kusne


Thank you/NYC Coroners Death Certificate #general

Barbara Nevens <bnevens@...>
 

Thank you so much to all of you who replied to my query re the death certificate
that appears to have been designed for a coroner's physician's signature. Because
the copy is so faded, I still don't know if the address on the lower, left side of
the document is the address of the decedent or the address where he fell ill. The
causes of death are natural but, according to the dc, his body was found at
Lincoln Hospital. My hunch is that he was DOA and died at the handwritten address
shown on the dc. Thanks to one of you who replied, I now know what information is
sought:
14. Special INFORMATION required in deaths in hospitals and institutions and in
deaths of non-residents and recent residents. Former or usual residence: _____.
Under that, there's "Where was disease contracted, if not at place of death?" with
a blank under that and then "FILED" ______.

Barbara Nevens
Los Angeles, CA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Thank you/NYC Coroners Death Certificate #general

Barbara Nevens <bnevens@...>
 

Thank you so much to all of you who replied to my query re the death certificate
that appears to have been designed for a coroner's physician's signature. Because
the copy is so faded, I still don't know if the address on the lower, left side of
the document is the address of the decedent or the address where he fell ill. The
causes of death are natural but, according to the dc, his body was found at
Lincoln Hospital. My hunch is that he was DOA and died at the handwritten address
shown on the dc. Thanks to one of you who replied, I now know what information is
sought:
14. Special INFORMATION required in deaths in hospitals and institutions and in
deaths of non-residents and recent residents. Former or usual residence: _____.
Under that, there's "Where was disease contracted, if not at place of death?" with
a blank under that and then "FILED" ______.

Barbara Nevens
Los Angeles, CA


Re: Michel and Felice FRIEDSON Jerusalem and Boca Raton #general

A. E. Jordan
 

aejordan@... writes:
I am trying to get in touch with either Michael or Felice Friedson .....

Thanks to everyone who was kind enough to reply. I got an email today
from Michael Friedson.
Allan Jordan


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Michel and Felice FRIEDSON Jerusalem and Boca Raton #general

A. E. Jordan
 

aejordan@... writes:
I am trying to get in touch with either Michael or Felice Friedson .....

Thanks to everyone who was kind enough to reply. I got an email today
from Michael Friedson.
Allan Jordan


Jewish Vital Records for Alexandria, Egypt #general

west24th@...
 

Dear Genners:
I'm assisting a friend get started on researching his Sephardic Ancestors mainly from
Italy and Alexandria, Egypt. The family names are LUSENA, BOGDADLY and MIRES but
checked The Jewish Gen web site and can't seem to find any place Listing Online
records for Alexandria. Is anybody familiar with these family names or know where to
Look for birth, Marriage and death records >from there? Thanks in advance for any
suggestions.
Regards,
Howard Sedlitz, NY


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Jewish Vital Records for Alexandria, Egypt #general

west24th@...
 

Dear Genners:
I'm assisting a friend get started on researching his Sephardic Ancestors mainly from
Italy and Alexandria, Egypt. The family names are LUSENA, BOGDADLY and MIRES but
checked The Jewish Gen web site and can't seem to find any place Listing Online
records for Alexandria. Is anybody familiar with these family names or know where to
Look for birth, Marriage and death records >from there? Thanks in advance for any
suggestions.
Regards,
Howard Sedlitz, NY


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen ViewMate 13979 - Translation from Russian to English Please #general

Alex Guri <2alexg@...>
 

I would appreciate any help in extracting the following data: 1) date of marriage,
2) information of bride and groom (names, ages, professions, previous marriages and
their parents information). >from a marriage certificates in Russian:
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=13979

Please respond directly to 2alexg@...

Thank you in advance,
Alex Guri, Israel, 2alexg@...


ViewMate 13979 - Translation from Russian to English Please #general

Alex Guri <2alexg@...>
 

I would appreciate any help in extracting the following data: 1) date of marriage,
2) information of bride and groom (names, ages, professions, previous marriages and
their parents information). >from a marriage certificates in Russian:
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=13979

Please respond directly to 2alexg@...

Thank you in advance,
Alex Guri, Israel, 2alexg@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Aaron from Warsaw #general

Israel P
 

I am looking for a birth record for a particular Aaron (given name) born in Warsaw
in 1902. I did not see him in JRI-Poland by searching surname and given name
(sounds like) regardless of year and place, so I searched just the given name and
births for the year 1901-03.

The results I got >from Fond 200 showed thirty-eight in 1901, four in 1902 and eight
in 1903. Should I consider this a statistical oddity or are there significant
missing records >from 1902 and 1903?

If the latter, where might I look (or inquire) based on what is supposed to be a
precise birth date?

Israel Pickholtz
Jerusalem


Aaron from Warsaw #general

Israel P
 

I am looking for a birth record for a particular Aaron (given name) born in Warsaw
in 1902. I did not see him in JRI-Poland by searching surname and given name
(sounds like) regardless of year and place, so I searched just the given name and
births for the year 1901-03.

The results I got >from Fond 200 showed thirty-eight in 1901, four in 1902 and eight
in 1903. Should I consider this a statistical oddity or are there significant
missing records >from 1902 and 1903?

If the latter, where might I look (or inquire) based on what is supposed to be a
precise birth date?

Israel Pickholtz
Jerusalem


Announcement from the JewishGen Board of Governors #general

Karen Franklin
 

The JewishGen Board of Governors is pleased to announce the addition of two
members. These individuals, Michael Goldstein and Dr. Rand Fishbein, add
valuable skills to the team.


Michael Goldstein

Michael Goldstein is President of the International Association of Jewish
Genealogical Societies (IAJGS). Born in Toronto, Ontario, Goldstein is a
Jerusalem-based genealogist who researches, mentors, lectures, and conducts
workshops. He carries out worldwide Jewish research and guides North
Americans in locating and connecting with their Israeli family, facilitating
the use of local Israeli research sources. In addition, he does extensive
work on behalf of lawyers and estate search firms seeking out Israeli heirs.

Mr. Goldstein previously worked in both Montreal, Quebec and in Israel in
Jewish communal services. His previous positions include Director of the
Davis YMHA Montreal, Director of Program Management Jewish Family Services
Social Centre in Montreal, and Executive Vice President of the Jewish
National Fund of Canada.

Mr. Goldstein is President of the International Association of Jewish
Genealogical Societies (IAJGS), President of The Israel Genealogical
Society, an incoming board member of the Association of Professional
Genealogists, and a member of the Jewish Genealogy Society of Montreal.

Mr. Goldstein has a BA >from Concordia University and an MSW >from Yeshiva
University.


Dr. Rand Fishbein

Dr. Rand Fishbein is President of Fishbein Associates, Inc., a public-policy
consulting firm based in Potomac, Maryland. He has long been a leader in
Jewish political life. Among his many efforts related to Jewish issues and
cultural preservation, he initiated efforts in the U.S. Senate that saved
the ancient Jewish Bassatine Cemetery in Cairo >from destruction, and
contributed to the rescue of Ethiopian Jews in 1991 as well as the rescue of
the last 400 Jews in Iraq that same year. Following a fire that ravaged the
ancient archival collection in Kamenets-Podolsk, Ukraine, in 2003, Dr.
Fishbein successfully arranged for the U.S. Embassy in Kiev to provide
emergency financial assistance for the salvage and conservation of the
surviving documents.

Prior to entering the private sector, Dr. Fishbein was a Professional Staff
Member (Majority) of the U.S. Senate Defense Appropriations subcommittee.
He also served as a Professional Staff Member (Majority) on the U.S. Senate
Foreign Operations Appropriations subcommittee responsible for preparing the
annual U.S. foreign assistance budget. Dr. Fishbein was one of two Foreign
Policy/Intelligence Analysts on the 1987 U.S. Senate Iran-Contra
investigating committee and co-authored a portion of its final report.
Later, he served as the Special Assistant for National Security Affairs to
Senator Daniel K. Inouye (D-HI).

According to Fishbein: "JewishGen seeks to accomplish in our modern age what
our great sages, academies and traditions of the past have sought to do.
That is, to build a bridge between generations that is personal, profound,
and enduring. The survival of the Jewish people is one of the great and
ennobling stories of mankind. Its illumination is both the mission and the
challenge of JewishGen. I am honored and privileged to be asked to join
such a visionary team."

Dr. Fishbein earned his Ph.D., with distinction, in International
Relations/Middle East Studies >from The Johns Hopkins School of Advanced
International Studies (SAIS) in Washington, D.C. He was a fellow in
Brussels at the North Atlantic Assembly, the inter-parliamentary forum of
NATO, and was awarded a Fulbright fellowship to St. Antony's College, Oxford
University, and another Fulbright to the School of Oriental and African
Studies (SOAS), at the University of London.


The Board of Governors announces with great regret the resignation of Anne
Feder Lee, past president of the IAJGS.


Karen S. Franklin
Gary Mokotoff

Co-Chairs, JewishGen Board of Governors


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Announcement from the JewishGen Board of Governors #general

Karen Franklin
 

The JewishGen Board of Governors is pleased to announce the addition of two
members. These individuals, Michael Goldstein and Dr. Rand Fishbein, add
valuable skills to the team.


Michael Goldstein

Michael Goldstein is President of the International Association of Jewish
Genealogical Societies (IAJGS). Born in Toronto, Ontario, Goldstein is a
Jerusalem-based genealogist who researches, mentors, lectures, and conducts
workshops. He carries out worldwide Jewish research and guides North
Americans in locating and connecting with their Israeli family, facilitating
the use of local Israeli research sources. In addition, he does extensive
work on behalf of lawyers and estate search firms seeking out Israeli heirs.

Mr. Goldstein previously worked in both Montreal, Quebec and in Israel in
Jewish communal services. His previous positions include Director of the
Davis YMHA Montreal, Director of Program Management Jewish Family Services
Social Centre in Montreal, and Executive Vice President of the Jewish
National Fund of Canada.

Mr. Goldstein is President of the International Association of Jewish
Genealogical Societies (IAJGS), President of The Israel Genealogical
Society, an incoming board member of the Association of Professional
Genealogists, and a member of the Jewish Genealogy Society of Montreal.

Mr. Goldstein has a BA >from Concordia University and an MSW >from Yeshiva
University.


Dr. Rand Fishbein

Dr. Rand Fishbein is President of Fishbein Associates, Inc., a public-policy
consulting firm based in Potomac, Maryland. He has long been a leader in
Jewish political life. Among his many efforts related to Jewish issues and
cultural preservation, he initiated efforts in the U.S. Senate that saved
the ancient Jewish Bassatine Cemetery in Cairo >from destruction, and
contributed to the rescue of Ethiopian Jews in 1991 as well as the rescue of
the last 400 Jews in Iraq that same year. Following a fire that ravaged the
ancient archival collection in Kamenets-Podolsk, Ukraine, in 2003, Dr.
Fishbein successfully arranged for the U.S. Embassy in Kiev to provide
emergency financial assistance for the salvage and conservation of the
surviving documents.

Prior to entering the private sector, Dr. Fishbein was a Professional Staff
Member (Majority) of the U.S. Senate Defense Appropriations subcommittee.
He also served as a Professional Staff Member (Majority) on the U.S. Senate
Foreign Operations Appropriations subcommittee responsible for preparing the
annual U.S. foreign assistance budget. Dr. Fishbein was one of two Foreign
Policy/Intelligence Analysts on the 1987 U.S. Senate Iran-Contra
investigating committee and co-authored a portion of its final report.
Later, he served as the Special Assistant for National Security Affairs to
Senator Daniel K. Inouye (D-HI).

According to Fishbein: "JewishGen seeks to accomplish in our modern age what
our great sages, academies and traditions of the past have sought to do.
That is, to build a bridge between generations that is personal, profound,
and enduring. The survival of the Jewish people is one of the great and
ennobling stories of mankind. Its illumination is both the mission and the
challenge of JewishGen. I am honored and privileged to be asked to join
such a visionary team."

Dr. Fishbein earned his Ph.D., with distinction, in International
Relations/Middle East Studies >from The Johns Hopkins School of Advanced
International Studies (SAIS) in Washington, D.C. He was a fellow in
Brussels at the North Atlantic Assembly, the inter-parliamentary forum of
NATO, and was awarded a Fulbright fellowship to St. Antony's College, Oxford
University, and another Fulbright to the School of Oriental and African
Studies (SOAS), at the University of London.


The Board of Governors announces with great regret the resignation of Anne
Feder Lee, past president of the IAJGS.


Karen S. Franklin
Gary Mokotoff

Co-Chairs, JewishGen Board of Governors