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Re: Trade translation #general

Alexander Sharon
 

Leonard Schneider wrote

Trade translation please

On a registration document the trade appears to be Traktora although it is
difficult to read and could be Faktora. I would appreciate any ideas of
his trade please.
Leonard,

Adopted in Polish (and not used nowadays) >from German, "Faktor" means
literally an agent or a middleman.

It has been also used to describe a lease-holder (also known as an
"arendarz") or a manager of the property or business, owned by someone else.

Traktor (tractor) is a bit different issue.

Alexander Sharon
Calgary, AB


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Trade translation #general

Alexander Sharon
 

Leonard Schneider wrote

Trade translation please

On a registration document the trade appears to be Traktora although it is
difficult to read and could be Faktora. I would appreciate any ideas of
his trade please.
Leonard,

Adopted in Polish (and not used nowadays) >from German, "Faktor" means
literally an agent or a middleman.

It has been also used to describe a lease-holder (also known as an
"arendarz") or a manager of the property or business, owned by someone else.

Traktor (tractor) is a bit different issue.

Alexander Sharon
Calgary, AB


King's County Clerk's Office #general

dotvic <dotvic@...>
 

Dear fellow genners,

I am having a problem getting my great-grandfather's Declaration of
Intention. Maybe you can help me figure out what to do next.

First I sent for his papers and got the wrong David FASS. My
great-grandfather was in his late 50s when he came to America and he was a
quiltmaker. I got back the paper for a 22 year old who was a bartender.
I offered this to anyone in the discussion group who wanted it but got no
takers.

Meanwhile I heard >from a wonderful genner who got me the Dec. Volume #, page
#, etc. I included this in my next letter to King's County Clerk's Office
in Brooklyn, NY. Again I got the bartender.

So, yesterday I tried calling there. Long distance >from Arizona. Oi vey!
During three five minute tries I listened to the same tape but none had room
079 on it. I tried other offices but all I got were tapes. Finally on the
third try I got through but after a short wait I was advised (by tape) to
call again.

If I had a FAX number I'd try that. Does anyone have a suggestion for me?
I'm about to give up on the whole thing. Let them keep my two $10 fees.

Dorothy - at wit's end - AUERBACH Rivers
Tucson, Arizona


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen King's County Clerk's Office #general

dotvic <dotvic@...>
 

Dear fellow genners,

I am having a problem getting my great-grandfather's Declaration of
Intention. Maybe you can help me figure out what to do next.

First I sent for his papers and got the wrong David FASS. My
great-grandfather was in his late 50s when he came to America and he was a
quiltmaker. I got back the paper for a 22 year old who was a bartender.
I offered this to anyone in the discussion group who wanted it but got no
takers.

Meanwhile I heard >from a wonderful genner who got me the Dec. Volume #, page
#, etc. I included this in my next letter to King's County Clerk's Office
in Brooklyn, NY. Again I got the bartender.

So, yesterday I tried calling there. Long distance >from Arizona. Oi vey!
During three five minute tries I listened to the same tape but none had room
079 on it. I tried other offices but all I got were tapes. Finally on the
third try I got through but after a short wait I was advised (by tape) to
call again.

If I had a FAX number I'd try that. Does anyone have a suggestion for me?
I'm about to give up on the whole thing. Let them keep my two $10 fees.

Dorothy - at wit's end - AUERBACH Rivers
Tucson, Arizona


A Home for Harry SCHUSTER? #general

Janice Sellers <janice@...>
 

Dear Jewishgenners,

While going through several photos I recently received >from my grandmother,
I came across this one:

http://publications.seismosoc.org/~janice/Schuster.jpg

The inscription on the back reads,
">from your best friend
Harry Schuster
to my best friend
Joe Gordon
Oct. 23, 1910."

The photo is by "J. Indursky 158 Rivington St. near Clinton St. N.Y."

Joe Gordon was my great-grandfather. No one in my family has any current
contact information for the SCHUSTER family. I would like to give the
photo to someone >from Harry Schuster's family if possible. If you have
information that might help, please contact me privately.

Janice Sellers
Oakland, California

Researching: GORODETSKY, SCHNEIDERMAN, COHEN, and KARDISH in Orinin,
Kamenets Podolskiy, Kishinev, and Khotin


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen A Home for Harry SCHUSTER? #general

Janice Sellers <janice@...>
 

Dear Jewishgenners,

While going through several photos I recently received >from my grandmother,
I came across this one:

http://publications.seismosoc.org/~janice/Schuster.jpg

The inscription on the back reads,
">from your best friend
Harry Schuster
to my best friend
Joe Gordon
Oct. 23, 1910."

The photo is by "J. Indursky 158 Rivington St. near Clinton St. N.Y."

Joe Gordon was my great-grandfather. No one in my family has any current
contact information for the SCHUSTER family. I would like to give the
photo to someone >from Harry Schuster's family if possible. If you have
information that might help, please contact me privately.

Janice Sellers
Oakland, California

Researching: GORODETSKY, SCHNEIDERMAN, COHEN, and KARDISH in Orinin,
Kamenets Podolskiy, Kishinev, and Khotin


Re: Canadian 1911 Census-Where to Start #general

Avrum Lapin
 

Subject: Canadian 1911 Census-Where to Start
From: "Shmuel Fisher" <Shmuel@...>
Date: Mon, 8 Aug 2005 08:29:02 -0700
X-Message-Number: 10

I know only that Montreal is the city that my people lived in 1911. But
where do I start. I know that they lived on Rue Bagg in the 40's. What are
the likely districts and sub-districts that I should scan?
Bagg St was an east west street near Hopital Hotel-Dieu in an area
bounded by Bl. St. Laurent, Ave des Pins, AV du Parc, and Ave Mont
Royal. Bagg Street existed as late as the early 1990's but no longer
appears on maps.yahoo.com

I'd start with Montreal St Laurent. ward

Some people are lucky in that their ancestors lived on streets and
houses that still exist and can refer to maps.yahoo.com to get an
idea of where the location is relative to the main streets that
appear on the maps on the Census page.

In 1911 the geo-center of Montreal's Jewish community straddled St.
Lawerence blve (Bl St Laurent aka Main) which runs more or less North
South in an area between Park Ave and St Denis. Buildings on
North/South streets are numbered progressively >from the St Lawrence
River north. Buildings on streets perpendicular to St Lawrence are
east and west >from St Lawrence. In the Jewish section of Montreal a
4 digit house number will be on a north south street and a 3 digit
house number will be on an east west street. (these are not rules,
just probabilities)
--
Avrum Lapin
Upland, CA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Canadian 1911 Census-Where to Start #general

Avrum Lapin
 

Subject: Canadian 1911 Census-Where to Start
From: "Shmuel Fisher" <Shmuel@...>
Date: Mon, 8 Aug 2005 08:29:02 -0700
X-Message-Number: 10

I know only that Montreal is the city that my people lived in 1911. But
where do I start. I know that they lived on Rue Bagg in the 40's. What are
the likely districts and sub-districts that I should scan?
Bagg St was an east west street near Hopital Hotel-Dieu in an area
bounded by Bl. St. Laurent, Ave des Pins, AV du Parc, and Ave Mont
Royal. Bagg Street existed as late as the early 1990's but no longer
appears on maps.yahoo.com

I'd start with Montreal St Laurent. ward

Some people are lucky in that their ancestors lived on streets and
houses that still exist and can refer to maps.yahoo.com to get an
idea of where the location is relative to the main streets that
appear on the maps on the Census page.

In 1911 the geo-center of Montreal's Jewish community straddled St.
Lawerence blve (Bl St Laurent aka Main) which runs more or less North
South in an area between Park Ave and St Denis. Buildings on
North/South streets are numbered progressively >from the St Lawrence
River north. Buildings on streets perpendicular to St Lawrence are
east and west >from St Lawrence. In the Jewish section of Montreal a
4 digit house number will be on a north south street and a 3 digit
house number will be on an east west street. (these are not rules,
just probabilities)
--
Avrum Lapin
Upland, CA


Jewish Communities #galicia

John Illingworth <illingw@...>
 

Hello Friends

I have had very informative and friendly email replies, and in some cases
even further correspondence, >from half a dozen members. All this was in a
few hours of the posting. Many thanks to this knowledgeable group that
extends world wide.

Regards

John Illingworth (Solihull,UK) with grandparents emigrating >from Bolshovsty
in 1890s.


shtetl vs. kehillah #galicia

Suzan & Ron Wynne <srwynne@...>
 

A "shtetl" is a Yiddish word that refers to a community where Jews lived in
significant numbers in proportion to non-Jews. It is a concept rather than
an official community.....even a neighborhood could be a shtetl. I grew up
in a very Jewish neighborhood and some residents referred to it, jokingly,
as a shtetl.

A kehillah was a unit of government set up by law to govern the religious
affairs and the regulation of members of the Jewish community. All Jews in
Austro-Hungary were required to belong to a kehillah and to pay taxes to it.
The kehillah, called in Austria, Judische Kultus Gemeinde, was structured so
that there was a central group of leaders in Lemberg and then regional or
district kehillot comprised of elected leaders. The Gemeinde in each
district oversaw the organization and maintenance of all official Jewish
organizations, schools, buildings and services, including kosher butchering
and the production of kosher wine. There was a court, called a Bet Din,
attached to each Gemeinde for the purpose of hearing and ruling on a wide
array of matters pertaining to Jewish law, including divorce petitions, and
disputes. In 1877, Austrian law designated the district and subdistrict
kehillot to be responsible for the registration of births, marriages and
deaths. A registrar was hired by each Gemeinde, with the approval of the
Austrian government, and the registrar had to abide by the regulations that
Austria had set forth for the collection and maintenance of those records.

Hope that helps. I will be discussing the kehillah in much greater detail in
my revised book, Finding Your Jewish Roots in Galicia: A Resource Guide.

Suzan Wynne
Kensington, MD


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Jewish Communities #galicia

John Illingworth <illingw@...>
 

Hello Friends

I have had very informative and friendly email replies, and in some cases
even further correspondence, >from half a dozen members. All this was in a
few hours of the posting. Many thanks to this knowledgeable group that
extends world wide.

Regards

John Illingworth (Solihull,UK) with grandparents emigrating >from Bolshovsty
in 1890s.


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia shtetl vs. kehillah #galicia

Suzan & Ron Wynne <srwynne@...>
 

A "shtetl" is a Yiddish word that refers to a community where Jews lived in
significant numbers in proportion to non-Jews. It is a concept rather than
an official community.....even a neighborhood could be a shtetl. I grew up
in a very Jewish neighborhood and some residents referred to it, jokingly,
as a shtetl.

A kehillah was a unit of government set up by law to govern the religious
affairs and the regulation of members of the Jewish community. All Jews in
Austro-Hungary were required to belong to a kehillah and to pay taxes to it.
The kehillah, called in Austria, Judische Kultus Gemeinde, was structured so
that there was a central group of leaders in Lemberg and then regional or
district kehillot comprised of elected leaders. The Gemeinde in each
district oversaw the organization and maintenance of all official Jewish
organizations, schools, buildings and services, including kosher butchering
and the production of kosher wine. There was a court, called a Bet Din,
attached to each Gemeinde for the purpose of hearing and ruling on a wide
array of matters pertaining to Jewish law, including divorce petitions, and
disputes. In 1877, Austrian law designated the district and subdistrict
kehillot to be responsible for the registration of births, marriages and
deaths. A registrar was hired by each Gemeinde, with the approval of the
Austrian government, and the registrar had to abide by the regulations that
Austria had set forth for the collection and maintenance of those records.

Hope that helps. I will be discussing the kehillah in much greater detail in
my revised book, Finding Your Jewish Roots in Galicia: A Resource Guide.

Suzan Wynne
Kensington, MD


JGSLA-Aug. 14th Meeting-Drohobycz Fim/Conference Highlights #galicia

Pamela Weisberger <pweisberger@...>
 

Jewish Genealogical Society of Los Angeles - Program for Sunday, August
14th

Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Location: University Synagogue, Klein Hall, 11960 Sunset Blvd., Los
Angeles

SCREENING: "I REMEMBER JEWISH DROHOBYCZ'

In the short video, JGSLA founding member and rabbinical scholar, David
Einsiedler, born in Drohobycz in 1919, recounts the heart and soul of shtetl
life between the two World Wars. Through personal reminiscences, both
humorous and heart-wrenching, he leads us through the streets and into the
homes and schools of this Galician town. David describes moving to Lvov,
then to the university in Pisa, Italy and then on to America in the late
1930s.

We hope to have Mr. Einsiedler in attendance to answer questions after the
screening about the vanished world of Eastern European Jewish life portrayed
in this film.

IAJGS CONFERENCE HIGHLIGHTS:

JGSLA members who attended the IAJGS conference in Las Vegas will discuss
the presentations they found most enlightening and entertaining, including
new genealogical research and databases, along with updates on regional
special interest (SIG) groups.

This meeting is open to the public and free of charge. Refreshments will be
served.

For further information about this meeting and driving directions, please go
to our website at:

http://www.jgsla.org and click on "meetings" and "upcoming" or contact:

Pamela Weisberger
1st V.P. Programs, JGSLA
Santa Monica, CA
pweisberger@...


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia JGSLA-Aug. 14th Meeting-Drohobycz Fim/Conference Highlights #galicia

Pamela Weisberger <pweisberger@...>
 

Jewish Genealogical Society of Los Angeles - Program for Sunday, August
14th

Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Location: University Synagogue, Klein Hall, 11960 Sunset Blvd., Los
Angeles

SCREENING: "I REMEMBER JEWISH DROHOBYCZ'

In the short video, JGSLA founding member and rabbinical scholar, David
Einsiedler, born in Drohobycz in 1919, recounts the heart and soul of shtetl
life between the two World Wars. Through personal reminiscences, both
humorous and heart-wrenching, he leads us through the streets and into the
homes and schools of this Galician town. David describes moving to Lvov,
then to the university in Pisa, Italy and then on to America in the late
1930s.

We hope to have Mr. Einsiedler in attendance to answer questions after the
screening about the vanished world of Eastern European Jewish life portrayed
in this film.

IAJGS CONFERENCE HIGHLIGHTS:

JGSLA members who attended the IAJGS conference in Las Vegas will discuss
the presentations they found most enlightening and entertaining, including
new genealogical research and databases, along with updates on regional
special interest (SIG) groups.

This meeting is open to the public and free of charge. Refreshments will be
served.

For further information about this meeting and driving directions, please go
to our website at:

http://www.jgsla.org and click on "meetings" and "upcoming" or contact:

Pamela Weisberger
1st V.P. Programs, JGSLA
Santa Monica, CA
pweisberger@...


Lviv Historical Archive Information #galicia

Pamela Weisberger <pweisberger@...>
 

I'd like to share some information ust received >from a friend in Ukraine
about the theft of documents >from the Lviv archives and their subsequent
closure for inventory:

An article issued by the Ukrainian News Agency, Kyiv, Ukraine, in June
reported that police officers seized over 1,500 documents stolen >from the
Lviv state historical archives >from a 60-year old resident of Lviv. Among
the documents was the correspondence of Metropolitan Andrii Sheptytskyi. It
was established that the materials were stolen >from the archives during the
last five to seven years and the police also identified the circle of
persons that might be involved in this theft, issuing the statement: "This
theft would not have been possible without the employees of the archives."
Police carried out more than 100 searches and interrogations regarding this
case, including several prominent political figures.

The criminal case relating to the theft in the archives was opened on
December 24, 2004 after two collectors arrived in Lviv with documents that
were stolen >from the archives and approached archive personnel to assess their
value. The archives employees, stating that the cost of the stolen documents was
several million euros, explained that many of these documents were gifted out
during the election campaign of Viktor Yanukovych to a museum, which triggered
the closure to the public and stock-taking inventory in the archives. During the
inventory the police established new cases of theft >from the archives. The
Department of Internal Affairs in the Lviv region is conducting the investigation.

This theft has had an impact on all archives throughout Ukraine, as
officials are now more aware about the potential theft and value of
historical documents, and there may a long-lasting effect on how all
genealogical researchers are received in the future.

It is interesting to note, that Metropolitan Archbishop Andrei Sheptytskyi
is an important figure in the book "Lvov Ghetto Diary" written by Tel Aviv
rabbi (and former Grzymalow, Galicia resident) David Kahane. Sheptytskyi,
along with his brother, Abbot Kliment, and the monks sheltered the author
during the Occupation, while his wife and three-year-old daughter found
harbor in a Lvov convent. Kahane provides a virtual day-by-day account of
conditions under which his coreligionists lived and perished in Lvov, >from
the July 194l capture of the city by the Germans to the July 1944 liberation
by the Red Army, and while he condemns Ukrainians for complicity with their
Nazi captors in exterminating Jews it is only the Uniate Catholic Church
that is exempt >from his rancor, due to the actions of Sheptytskyi.
Fascinating that the correspondence of this individual at the center of this
disturbing case.

Pamela Weisberger
Research Coordinator, Gesher Galicia
Santa Monica, CA
pweisberger@...


Rymanow cadastral map #galicia

Suzan & Ron Wynne <srwynne@...>
 

Many years ago, Renee Steinig gave me a copy of the 24 December 1852
cadastral map for Rymanow. One sheet has the numbers (presumably house
numbers) and the other, in alphabetical order, the surnames and given names
of the male inhabitants. Numbers 215-220 are listed as the property of the
Judische Gemeinde. Some properties were vacant and some showed "mit Goldman,
Chai" or another designation.

I'd be happy to provide a copy, though the quality will be even poorer than
the one I have, or, alternatively, to provide information >from the map.

Suzan Wynne
Kensington, MD


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Lviv Historical Archive Information #galicia

Pamela Weisberger <pweisberger@...>
 

I'd like to share some information ust received >from a friend in Ukraine
about the theft of documents >from the Lviv archives and their subsequent
closure for inventory:

An article issued by the Ukrainian News Agency, Kyiv, Ukraine, in June
reported that police officers seized over 1,500 documents stolen >from the
Lviv state historical archives >from a 60-year old resident of Lviv. Among
the documents was the correspondence of Metropolitan Andrii Sheptytskyi. It
was established that the materials were stolen >from the archives during the
last five to seven years and the police also identified the circle of
persons that might be involved in this theft, issuing the statement: "This
theft would not have been possible without the employees of the archives."
Police carried out more than 100 searches and interrogations regarding this
case, including several prominent political figures.

The criminal case relating to the theft in the archives was opened on
December 24, 2004 after two collectors arrived in Lviv with documents that
were stolen >from the archives and approached archive personnel to assess their
value. The archives employees, stating that the cost of the stolen documents was
several million euros, explained that many of these documents were gifted out
during the election campaign of Viktor Yanukovych to a museum, which triggered
the closure to the public and stock-taking inventory in the archives. During the
inventory the police established new cases of theft >from the archives. The
Department of Internal Affairs in the Lviv region is conducting the investigation.

This theft has had an impact on all archives throughout Ukraine, as
officials are now more aware about the potential theft and value of
historical documents, and there may a long-lasting effect on how all
genealogical researchers are received in the future.

It is interesting to note, that Metropolitan Archbishop Andrei Sheptytskyi
is an important figure in the book "Lvov Ghetto Diary" written by Tel Aviv
rabbi (and former Grzymalow, Galicia resident) David Kahane. Sheptytskyi,
along with his brother, Abbot Kliment, and the monks sheltered the author
during the Occupation, while his wife and three-year-old daughter found
harbor in a Lvov convent. Kahane provides a virtual day-by-day account of
conditions under which his coreligionists lived and perished in Lvov, >from
the July 194l capture of the city by the Germans to the July 1944 liberation
by the Red Army, and while he condemns Ukrainians for complicity with their
Nazi captors in exterminating Jews it is only the Uniate Catholic Church
that is exempt >from his rancor, due to the actions of Sheptytskyi.
Fascinating that the correspondence of this individual at the center of this
disturbing case.

Pamela Weisberger
Research Coordinator, Gesher Galicia
Santa Monica, CA
pweisberger@...


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Rymanow cadastral map #galicia

Suzan & Ron Wynne <srwynne@...>
 

Many years ago, Renee Steinig gave me a copy of the 24 December 1852
cadastral map for Rymanow. One sheet has the numbers (presumably house
numbers) and the other, in alphabetical order, the surnames and given names
of the male inhabitants. Numbers 215-220 are listed as the property of the
Judische Gemeinde. Some properties were vacant and some showed "mit Goldman,
Chai" or another designation.

I'd be happy to provide a copy, though the quality will be even poorer than
the one I have, or, alternatively, to provide information >from the map.

Suzan Wynne
Kensington, MD


Jacek Proszyk #galicia

Suzan & Ron Wynne <srwynne@...>
 

I recently learned that Jacek Proszyk, whom I knew slightly when he was with
the Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, has gone into the business of
professional genealogical research. Joyce Field is listed as one of his
references and seemed pleased. Has anyone else had experience with his work,
particulalry in areas that were once Galicia? I'm considering listing him
as a resource in the revised version of my upcoming book, Finding Your
Jewish Roots in Galicia: A Resource Guide. I'd like be sure that he is
reliable and responsible about following through.

He has a website with a database of documents pertaining to particular
names, places and dates that he has uncovered in the course of his work in
various archives. Many of the places listed were in western Galicia, in
particular, the Bircza and Kanczuga areas. The site is
http://www.proszyk.com. I just don't know what happens after one tells him
that a name/place is of interest.

Suzan Wynne
Kensington, MD
srwynne@...

Moderator Note: Please respond privately regarding researchers.


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Jacek Proszyk #galicia

Suzan & Ron Wynne <srwynne@...>
 

I recently learned that Jacek Proszyk, whom I knew slightly when he was with
the Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, has gone into the business of
professional genealogical research. Joyce Field is listed as one of his
references and seemed pleased. Has anyone else had experience with his work,
particulalry in areas that were once Galicia? I'm considering listing him
as a resource in the revised version of my upcoming book, Finding Your
Jewish Roots in Galicia: A Resource Guide. I'd like be sure that he is
reliable and responsible about following through.

He has a website with a database of documents pertaining to particular
names, places and dates that he has uncovered in the course of his work in
various archives. Many of the places listed were in western Galicia, in
particular, the Bircza and Kanczuga areas. The site is
http://www.proszyk.com. I just don't know what happens after one tells him
that a name/place is of interest.

Suzan Wynne
Kensington, MD
srwynne@...

Moderator Note: Please respond privately regarding researchers.