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Re: Rzeszow. #galicia

Pnina Meislish <pniname@...>
 

Very dear Galizianers,
Who can tell me how can I find information of Henia Wolf >from Rzeszow who
married my uncle Yehoshua Koral >from kalwaria Zebrzydowska?
The only thing that I know about her that when she married she had no
parents and that my grandparents loved her very much
They had three children: Chilusz, Ita and Aharon, but non of them survived.
Lots of thanks, Pnina meislish, jerusalem


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia RE: Rzeszow. #galicia

Pnina Meislish <pniname@...>
 

Very dear Galizianers,
Who can tell me how can I find information of Henia Wolf >from Rzeszow who
married my uncle Yehoshua Koral >from kalwaria Zebrzydowska?
The only thing that I know about her that when she married she had no
parents and that my grandparents loved her very much
They had three children: Chilusz, Ita and Aharon, but non of them survived.
Lots of thanks, Pnina meislish, jerusalem


Researching WOLF from Rzeszow #galicia

Pnina Meislish <pniname@...>
 

Very Dear Galizianers

I opened jri-Poland org and found the list of the towns, but could not open it.

I am interested in the lists of Kalwaria Zebrzydowska, where >from my mother
Ester Koral went to Palestine at March or April 1934, and in the lists of Krakow where
from my father Moshe Hersh Mandelboim came to Palestine at April 1934.
Sincerely.
Pnina Meislish, Jerusalem


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Researching WOLF from Rzeszow #galicia

Pnina Meislish <pniname@...>
 

Very Dear Galizianers

I opened jri-Poland org and found the list of the towns, but could not open it.

I am interested in the lists of Kalwaria Zebrzydowska, where >from my mother
Ester Koral went to Palestine at March or April 1934, and in the lists of Krakow where
from my father Moshe Hersh Mandelboim came to Palestine at April 1934.
Sincerely.
Pnina Meislish, Jerusalem


Re: Jezierzany and Skala Births: Where Registered Question #galicia

Alexander Sharon
 

Gabe Kingsley wrote:

My paternal grandfather, Juda KUBERT, was thought to have been born
in Jezierzany December 12, 1879. Although unable to find his record
of birth in the Polish records database in Jezierzany, I did find his
birth record in Skala, the town of his mother, Kreindel GARTLER, 11.5
miles away. In this entry, his father, Morris KUBERT, was not shown,
only his mother, and the surname used was hers. I'm certain this is
my grandfather, but wonder if it was a common practice for a mother
to register a birth in her former home town and if that listing could
be done without the name of the father. Also in the Skala database
is a listing for his younger sister, Jente, born in 1885, but in that
entry, their father, Moses KUBERT, is properly listed and showing
Jezierzany as his home town. For what it's worth, he was born on the
2nd night of Chanukah. I can imagine that she had my grandfather
while visiting her parents, thereby causing the registration in
Skala.

I guess it is possible that they lived in Skala for a time following
his birth, but he always claimed Jezierzany and was, for a time,
president of the Jezierzany Sick and Benevolent Society in New York.
I never heard of Skala until recently. My grandmother, Basha SEIDMAN,
was >from Husiatyn.

Oddly, there seem to be no listing of the birth of any of their
siblings elsewhere in the region, but there are records of another of
his sister's children being born.

Any thoughts?

Thanks,
I've heard few excuses on this subject.
There are top 10:

- Folks were too busy to schlep to the registration office
- Day was too cold/hot/windy/rainy
- Forgot to do it
- Could not locate two witnesses who will appear in the registration office
- Could not communicate in Polish/German with the officials
- Could not sign their names in the Latin characters on the birth
declaration
- Could not write and refused to sign their names with three crosses
- Baby was too sick and for a long time bris was delayed
- Old folks were too poor to pay for the government registration
- Did not registered boys in order to avoid a military service

Alexander Sharon
Calgary, Alberta


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Re: Jezierzany and Skala Births: Where Registered Question #galicia

Alexander Sharon
 

Gabe Kingsley wrote:

My paternal grandfather, Juda KUBERT, was thought to have been born
in Jezierzany December 12, 1879. Although unable to find his record
of birth in the Polish records database in Jezierzany, I did find his
birth record in Skala, the town of his mother, Kreindel GARTLER, 11.5
miles away. In this entry, his father, Morris KUBERT, was not shown,
only his mother, and the surname used was hers. I'm certain this is
my grandfather, but wonder if it was a common practice for a mother
to register a birth in her former home town and if that listing could
be done without the name of the father. Also in the Skala database
is a listing for his younger sister, Jente, born in 1885, but in that
entry, their father, Moses KUBERT, is properly listed and showing
Jezierzany as his home town. For what it's worth, he was born on the
2nd night of Chanukah. I can imagine that she had my grandfather
while visiting her parents, thereby causing the registration in
Skala.

I guess it is possible that they lived in Skala for a time following
his birth, but he always claimed Jezierzany and was, for a time,
president of the Jezierzany Sick and Benevolent Society in New York.
I never heard of Skala until recently. My grandmother, Basha SEIDMAN,
was >from Husiatyn.

Oddly, there seem to be no listing of the birth of any of their
siblings elsewhere in the region, but there are records of another of
his sister's children being born.

Any thoughts?

Thanks,
I've heard few excuses on this subject.
There are top 10:

- Folks were too busy to schlep to the registration office
- Day was too cold/hot/windy/rainy
- Forgot to do it
- Could not locate two witnesses who will appear in the registration office
- Could not communicate in Polish/German with the officials
- Could not sign their names in the Latin characters on the birth
declaration
- Could not write and refused to sign their names with three crosses
- Baby was too sick and for a long time bris was delayed
- Old folks were too poor to pay for the government registration
- Did not registered boys in order to avoid a military service

Alexander Sharon
Calgary, Alberta


Trying to locate BRUS (BRUSSE) and ENGLISHER families in Israel #general

Lee Stein <limielees@...>
 

Some time in the late 1950s or early 1960s members of the BRUS or
BRUSSE family left Europe, either >from France or Poland, to settle in
Israel. They were two brothers, Camille and Marcel and a sister
whose name I cannot recall (it may have begun with an "L"). They are
related to the ENGLISHER family >from Lodz and Warsaw, some members of
whom I also think are in Israel. I would like information about
either or both families.

Lewis Stein
Boynton Beach, FL


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Trying to locate BRUS (BRUSSE) and ENGLISHER families in Israel #general

Lee Stein <limielees@...>
 

Some time in the late 1950s or early 1960s members of the BRUS or
BRUSSE family left Europe, either >from France or Poland, to settle in
Israel. They were two brothers, Camille and Marcel and a sister
whose name I cannot recall (it may have begun with an "L"). They are
related to the ENGLISHER family >from Lodz and Warsaw, some members of
whom I also think are in Israel. I would like information about
either or both families.

Lewis Stein
Boynton Beach, FL


Presentation proposals deadline Dec. 1 - NYC 2006 IAJGS Conference #galicia

Shelley K. Pollero
 

The Jewish Genealogical Society of New York is the host society for the 2006
International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies' annual
conference to be held at the Marriott Marquis here in New York City from
August 13th to 18th.

We have received a great number of submissions for new and varied
presentations and look forward to receiving even more. If you are planning
to make a submission, please note that today is one-month mark before the
December 1st deadline for responding to our Call for Papers.

Submissions should be made at the Conference website at
http://www.jgsny2006.org/call.cfm All abstract submissions must be submitted
via our on-line abstract module process. E-mail submittals will not be
accepted.

Possible presentation categories are listed below:

Computer Training Workshops/Eastern and Central European research/Genetics
and DNA Research/Holocaust research/Immigration, naturalization and
migration/Eretz Israel, pre and post 1948/Methodology/Metropolitan New York
City and New York State research/Non-European research (e.g. India,
China)/Rabbinical research/Repositories/Sephardic research/South and Central
American research/Technology and Internet resources/United States&North
American research/Western European research/Yiddish theater/Tin Pan Alley

The decision to accept a submission will be heavily weighted toward
presentations not given at previous IAJGS Conferences, that provide specific
research methodology and that include specific information for researchers
to replicate the success of the presenter in acquiring information.
Sessions will be one hour and fifteen minutes, with the last 15 minutes
reserved for questions and answers.

Proposal Deadline - December 1, 2005. Speakers will be notified no later
than February 1, 2006. Handout material/resource material, due March 1,
2006, is required for each presentation and will be included in the syllabus
distributed to all conference registrants. Further details of the handout
material requirements will be provided upon acceptance of lecture.

Gloria Berkenstat Freund
2006 Conference Program Committee Chair
gloria@...

Posted by

Shelley K. Pollero
Gesher Galicia
Severna Park, Maryland
geshergalicia@...
http://www.jewishgen.org/Galicia/


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Presentation proposals deadline Dec. 1 - NYC 2006 IAJGS Conference #galicia

Shelley K. Pollero
 

The Jewish Genealogical Society of New York is the host society for the 2006
International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies' annual
conference to be held at the Marriott Marquis here in New York City from
August 13th to 18th.

We have received a great number of submissions for new and varied
presentations and look forward to receiving even more. If you are planning
to make a submission, please note that today is one-month mark before the
December 1st deadline for responding to our Call for Papers.

Submissions should be made at the Conference website at
http://www.jgsny2006.org/call.cfm All abstract submissions must be submitted
via our on-line abstract module process. E-mail submittals will not be
accepted.

Possible presentation categories are listed below:

Computer Training Workshops/Eastern and Central European research/Genetics
and DNA Research/Holocaust research/Immigration, naturalization and
migration/Eretz Israel, pre and post 1948/Methodology/Metropolitan New York
City and New York State research/Non-European research (e.g. India,
China)/Rabbinical research/Repositories/Sephardic research/South and Central
American research/Technology and Internet resources/United States&North
American research/Western European research/Yiddish theater/Tin Pan Alley

The decision to accept a submission will be heavily weighted toward
presentations not given at previous IAJGS Conferences, that provide specific
research methodology and that include specific information for researchers
to replicate the success of the presenter in acquiring information.
Sessions will be one hour and fifteen minutes, with the last 15 minutes
reserved for questions and answers.

Proposal Deadline - December 1, 2005. Speakers will be notified no later
than February 1, 2006. Handout material/resource material, due March 1,
2006, is required for each presentation and will be included in the syllabus
distributed to all conference registrants. Further details of the handout
material requirements will be provided upon acceptance of lecture.

Gloria Berkenstat Freund
2006 Conference Program Committee Chair
gloria@...

Posted by

Shelley K. Pollero
Gesher Galicia
Severna Park, Maryland
geshergalicia@...
http://www.jewishgen.org/Galicia/


JG Re: Israeli Death Certificate #general

jeremy frankel
 

To answer Avigdor's comment that I was "incorrect about the need to
provide proof of relationship" to obtain a death certificate, it
would appear that people have had different experiences.

My comment about the proof being needed came >from the person I was
helping, who, like me lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. He
approached the Israeli Consulate in San Francisco and was typically
rebuffed by someone there who trotted out the line about having to be
directly related. I would also imagine that they didn't want to go
through the hassle of getting the certificate >from Israel for my
friend.

On the other hand we now have opposing viewpoints >from people who
live in Israel, some saying that they were able to get death
certificates without offering proof of relationships, some who simply
walk into an office, etc., etc.

One final note, my friend did contact the Chevra Kadisha in Jerusalem
by fax and they were magnificent, responding immediately and
providing all the necessary information, including the all important
ID number.

I guess the real answer is the one genealogists already know - try
every avenue open to us!

Sincerely,
--
Jeremy G Frankel
ex Edgware, London, England
Berkeley, California, USA

EBIN: Russia -> New York, USA
FRANKEL: Poland -> London, England
GOLD (RATH): Praszka, Poland -> London, England
KOENIGSBERG: Vilkaviskis, Lithuania -> London, England -> NYC, NY, USA
LEVY (later LEADER): Kalisz, Poland -> London, England
PRINCZ/PRINCE: Krakow, Poland -> London, England -> NYC, NY, USA


ViewMate Fifth Anniversary - Call For Success Stories #general

Bernard Kouchel <koosh@...>
 

We are delighted to report that November 2005 marks the Fifth
Anniversary of the inauguration of JewishGen's ViewMate. To date over
7,000 images of items of historical value found lurking in family
collections have been uploaded for analysis. The many quality analysis
have aided researchers to discover new, valued information about their
family links and heritage.

We extend special thanks to the many giving volunteers who provide
translations and analysis and to the JewishGen volunteer team members,
for their time and effort.

If you've had an extraordinary success related to a ViewMate aided
analysis, please submit your story to the undersigned.

ViewMate: Where researchers post scanned images of photos and documents
and ask other researchers to help them translate or analyze the
contents. Details at: http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/

--
Bernard Kouchel
bkouchel@...
ViewMate Team


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen ViewMate Fifth Anniversary - Call For Success Stories #general

Bernard Kouchel <koosh@...>
 

We are delighted to report that November 2005 marks the Fifth
Anniversary of the inauguration of JewishGen's ViewMate. To date over
7,000 images of items of historical value found lurking in family
collections have been uploaded for analysis. The many quality analysis
have aided researchers to discover new, valued information about their
family links and heritage.

We extend special thanks to the many giving volunteers who provide
translations and analysis and to the JewishGen volunteer team members,
for their time and effort.

If you've had an extraordinary success related to a ViewMate aided
analysis, please submit your story to the undersigned.

ViewMate: Where researchers post scanned images of photos and documents
and ask other researchers to help them translate or analyze the
contents. Details at: http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/

--
Bernard Kouchel
bkouchel@...
ViewMate Team


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JG Re: Israeli Death Certificate #general

jeremy frankel
 

To answer Avigdor's comment that I was "incorrect about the need to
provide proof of relationship" to obtain a death certificate, it
would appear that people have had different experiences.

My comment about the proof being needed came >from the person I was
helping, who, like me lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. He
approached the Israeli Consulate in San Francisco and was typically
rebuffed by someone there who trotted out the line about having to be
directly related. I would also imagine that they didn't want to go
through the hassle of getting the certificate >from Israel for my
friend.

On the other hand we now have opposing viewpoints >from people who
live in Israel, some saying that they were able to get death
certificates without offering proof of relationships, some who simply
walk into an office, etc., etc.

One final note, my friend did contact the Chevra Kadisha in Jerusalem
by fax and they were magnificent, responding immediately and
providing all the necessary information, including the all important
ID number.

I guess the real answer is the one genealogists already know - try
every avenue open to us!

Sincerely,
--
Jeremy G Frankel
ex Edgware, London, England
Berkeley, California, USA

EBIN: Russia -> New York, USA
FRANKEL: Poland -> London, England
GOLD (RATH): Praszka, Poland -> London, England
KOENIGSBERG: Vilkaviskis, Lithuania -> London, England -> NYC, NY, USA
LEVY (later LEADER): Kalisz, Poland -> London, England
PRINCZ/PRINCE: Krakow, Poland -> London, England -> NYC, NY, USA


Re: Town - Schwalsk or Dudsiki #general

Alexander Sharon
 

"Barbara Zimmer" wrote

On a WWI Draft Registration the town of origin is given as "Schwalsk
Poland Russia. "

On his Ellis Island form he states that he is >from Dudsiki

Any ideas on this one? (I tried ShtetlSeeker) but did not find anything
that fits.
"Dudsiki" in Ellis Island database is listed for couple of towns and in the
both cases they are not correctly deciphered.

The handwritten manifests refer to "Dudaiki". This is most probably
misspelled Dudki, a few of villages named Dudki are located on both sides of
the Poland - Belarus border, not too far >from Suwalki - and this is most
probably reference to the elusive and misspelled "Schwalsk".

I might be wrong, since Dudki is not known as the Jewish settlement and both
references in Ellis Island for "Dudsiki" identifying two Gentile teenagers,
Aleksander Piekarski and Sylvester Palzewski, who arrived in the States in
March 25, 1905.

Piekarski (exact spelling) surname was popular in Suwalki, Lomza and other
regions, but Palzewski not.

BTW, this refers to all Genners searching for the elusive shtetls names:
please always add researched by you surnames of people in those shtetls.


--
Regards,

Alexander Sharon
JGFF editor


Lodz 1903-1904 PSA/JRI vital record indices complete #general

Roni S. Liebowitz
 

We are very pleased to announce that the 1903 and 1904 indices for almost
14,000 birth, marriage and death records for the city of Lodz have now been
completed.

We now have available a list of the most common surnames found in this
batch of Lodz indices, 1903-1904. The top 25 surnames are listed here. The
surnames are followed by the frequency
with which they appear:

GOLDBERG 138
JAKUBOWICZ 124
KON 101
ROZENBERG 90
LEWKOWICZ 86
FRENKEL 68
LEWIN 61
FRYDMAN 60
ROZENBLUM 55
GRYNBAUM 54
ZILBERBERG 54
LIPSZYC 50
FUKS 48
ROZENCWAJG 48
GOLDMAN 47
MOSZKOWICZ 45
ROZEN 45
GROSMAN 44
GLIKSMAN 43
SZWARC 43
MARKOWICZ 42
WAJNBERG 41
BORNSZTEJN 39
KAC 39
ROZENBLAT 38

A list of all surnames found in the new data (1903-1904) is now online at:
http://www.jri-poland.org/psa/lodz_surn2.htm There are an impressive 4760
unique surnames in this list. Not surprising since Lodz contained the second
largest Jewish community in Poland, if not all of Europe. If you want to
know how any times your family's surname exits, please contact us.

We owe a tremendous debt of gratitude to all those who have been so
supportive of this project. We would also like to particularly thank
JRI-Poland's Sheila Salo, Michael Tobias, and Stanley Diamond for their
invaluable assistance and guidance.

The Lodz PSA Project consists of two phases. Phase 1 is for the years 1878
to 1898 with over 50,000 records. All of this data is now live on the
JRI-Poland database. Phase 2, also known as the "Seven-Year Initiative,"
was created to index the records for the years 1899 through 1905. With
today's addition, the total records indexed for the Seven-Year Initiative is
now 37,536 which covers the years 1899 through 1904.

However, for Phase 2, only 1899 through 1901 is currently live on the
database. If you are interested in seeing these important indices become
part of the JRI-Poland database, please contact Roni Seibel Liebowitz, Lodz
Archive Coordinator Roni19@... or Joe Ross, Lodz Town Leader,
joeross1220@... for more details.


Sincerely,

Roni Seibel Liebowitz, Lodz PSA/JRI-Poland Archive Coordinator
Roni19@...
Scarsdale, New York
and
Joe Ross, Lodz Town Leader, JRI-Poland
joeross1220@...
Bala Cynwyd, PA


SS Russia-- May 9, 1890 arriving in NYC #general

NJ55TURTLE@...
 

I'm looking for relatives of the ABERBACH (other spellings) family or it may
have been Americanized on arrival. They were a family of 5, and arrived in
NYC on May 9, 1890 on the SS Russia >from Hamburg, The family came >from
SKALAT, according to the ship's manifest.

Any and all info welcomed.

Steve Pickholtz
New Jersey
searching-- PICKHOLTZ (all spellings), WINITSKY (all spellings) and
KLEIN/KLINE (who the Phila Jewish Community Center is named for)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Lodz 1903-1904 PSA/JRI vital record indices complete #general

Roni S. Liebowitz
 

We are very pleased to announce that the 1903 and 1904 indices for almost
14,000 birth, marriage and death records for the city of Lodz have now been
completed.

We now have available a list of the most common surnames found in this
batch of Lodz indices, 1903-1904. The top 25 surnames are listed here. The
surnames are followed by the frequency
with which they appear:

GOLDBERG 138
JAKUBOWICZ 124
KON 101
ROZENBERG 90
LEWKOWICZ 86
FRENKEL 68
LEWIN 61
FRYDMAN 60
ROZENBLUM 55
GRYNBAUM 54
ZILBERBERG 54
LIPSZYC 50
FUKS 48
ROZENCWAJG 48
GOLDMAN 47
MOSZKOWICZ 45
ROZEN 45
GROSMAN 44
GLIKSMAN 43
SZWARC 43
MARKOWICZ 42
WAJNBERG 41
BORNSZTEJN 39
KAC 39
ROZENBLAT 38

A list of all surnames found in the new data (1903-1904) is now online at:
http://www.jri-poland.org/psa/lodz_surn2.htm There are an impressive 4760
unique surnames in this list. Not surprising since Lodz contained the second
largest Jewish community in Poland, if not all of Europe. If you want to
know how any times your family's surname exits, please contact us.

We owe a tremendous debt of gratitude to all those who have been so
supportive of this project. We would also like to particularly thank
JRI-Poland's Sheila Salo, Michael Tobias, and Stanley Diamond for their
invaluable assistance and guidance.

The Lodz PSA Project consists of two phases. Phase 1 is for the years 1878
to 1898 with over 50,000 records. All of this data is now live on the
JRI-Poland database. Phase 2, also known as the "Seven-Year Initiative,"
was created to index the records for the years 1899 through 1905. With
today's addition, the total records indexed for the Seven-Year Initiative is
now 37,536 which covers the years 1899 through 1904.

However, for Phase 2, only 1899 through 1901 is currently live on the
database. If you are interested in seeing these important indices become
part of the JRI-Poland database, please contact Roni Seibel Liebowitz, Lodz
Archive Coordinator Roni19@... or Joe Ross, Lodz Town Leader,
joeross1220@... for more details.


Sincerely,

Roni Seibel Liebowitz, Lodz PSA/JRI-Poland Archive Coordinator
Roni19@...
Scarsdale, New York
and
Joe Ross, Lodz Town Leader, JRI-Poland
joeross1220@...
Bala Cynwyd, PA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Town - Schwalsk or Dudsiki #general

Alexander Sharon
 

"Barbara Zimmer" wrote

On a WWI Draft Registration the town of origin is given as "Schwalsk
Poland Russia. "

On his Ellis Island form he states that he is >from Dudsiki

Any ideas on this one? (I tried ShtetlSeeker) but did not find anything
that fits.
"Dudsiki" in Ellis Island database is listed for couple of towns and in the
both cases they are not correctly deciphered.

The handwritten manifests refer to "Dudaiki". This is most probably
misspelled Dudki, a few of villages named Dudki are located on both sides of
the Poland - Belarus border, not too far >from Suwalki - and this is most
probably reference to the elusive and misspelled "Schwalsk".

I might be wrong, since Dudki is not known as the Jewish settlement and both
references in Ellis Island for "Dudsiki" identifying two Gentile teenagers,
Aleksander Piekarski and Sylvester Palzewski, who arrived in the States in
March 25, 1905.

Piekarski (exact spelling) surname was popular in Suwalki, Lomza and other
regions, but Palzewski not.

BTW, this refers to all Genners searching for the elusive shtetls names:
please always add researched by you surnames of people in those shtetls.


--
Regards,

Alexander Sharon
JGFF editor


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen SS Russia-- May 9, 1890 arriving in NYC #general

NJ55TURTLE@...
 

I'm looking for relatives of the ABERBACH (other spellings) family or it may
have been Americanized on arrival. They were a family of 5, and arrived in
NYC on May 9, 1890 on the SS Russia >from Hamburg, The family came >from
SKALAT, according to the ship's manifest.

Any and all info welcomed.

Steve Pickholtz
New Jersey
searching-- PICKHOLTZ (all spellings), WINITSKY (all spellings) and
KLEIN/KLINE (who the Phila Jewish Community Center is named for)