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UK Certificates #unitedkingdom

Louise Messik at JCR-UK <jcr-uk-mod@...>
 

Many of you may have over the years ordered UK birth, marriage and death
certificates which, when they arrived, were of no use to you.

In the past, members of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Great Britain
have donated these and we have added them to the searchable database on
JCR-UK.

To ease the load on our volunteers we are now offering you the facility to
be able to add any certificates yourselves which you feel should be part of
our database. These need not be restricted to certificates that you do not
want but could also include those of members of your own family. They must
of course be limited to United Kingdom certificates.

The forms and further details can be found at www.jewishgen.org/jcr-uk

We reserve the right both to omit data and to withhold publication at our
discretion.

Louise Messik
JCR-UK Database Manager and Website Editor
JGSGB Member of Council


JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom UK Certificates #unitedkingdom

Louise Messik at JCR-UK <jcr-uk-mod@...>
 

Many of you may have over the years ordered UK birth, marriage and death
certificates which, when they arrived, were of no use to you.

In the past, members of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Great Britain
have donated these and we have added them to the searchable database on
JCR-UK.

To ease the load on our volunteers we are now offering you the facility to
be able to add any certificates yourselves which you feel should be part of
our database. These need not be restricted to certificates that you do not
want but could also include those of members of your own family. They must
of course be limited to United Kingdom certificates.

The forms and further details can be found at www.jewishgen.org/jcr-uk

We reserve the right both to omit data and to withhold publication at our
discretion.

Louise Messik
JCR-UK Database Manager and Website Editor
JGSGB Member of Council


Recent Posting- NY & PA Passenger Lists FREE to search #general

Peter Alexander
 

Don't get too excited about the posted opportunity.

For those of us who don't know exactly in what year or on which ship our
ancestor arrived in NYC, the free ancestry data base does not provide an
indexed search tool. Instead one must select the year, month, and ship
- then search each manifest for a familiar name.

Peter Alexander
Denver, CO

Searching:ALEXANDER- Prussia, Buffalo, HOLZ - Pomorzany, Berlin, NYC,
RICHWALD - Posen, Buffalo, RIESER - Sulzburg, Bad, NYC, SCHWAB - Unter
Merzbach, Bav, NYC, STRAUSS - Baiersdorf, Bav, Rochester, NY, DOBLIN-
Pomorzany & Berlin, NYC


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Recent Posting- NY & PA Passenger Lists FREE to search #general

Peter Alexander
 

Don't get too excited about the posted opportunity.

For those of us who don't know exactly in what year or on which ship our
ancestor arrived in NYC, the free ancestry data base does not provide an
indexed search tool. Instead one must select the year, month, and ship
- then search each manifest for a familiar name.

Peter Alexander
Denver, CO

Searching:ALEXANDER- Prussia, Buffalo, HOLZ - Pomorzany, Berlin, NYC,
RICHWALD - Posen, Buffalo, RIESER - Sulzburg, Bad, NYC, SCHWAB - Unter
Merzbach, Bav, NYC, STRAUSS - Baiersdorf, Bav, Rochester, NY, DOBLIN-
Pomorzany & Berlin, NYC


Re: KUJAWSKIs in Israel - anyone's relatives? #general

Naidia Woolf <rnwoolf@...>
 

Dear All,

My paternal grandfather, Simon WOOLF, formerly Szija Wolf KUJAWSKI (born in
1878), came >from Lodz, Poland. He immigrated to England in the 1890's where
he met and married my grandmother, Annie ISAACS. Grandfather left behind in
Poland his father and mother, Icek and Raca/Roca KUJAWSKI, and two sisters,
Kaza Jenta K and Trajdla Ryfka. (In 1897, when she was 23 years old,
Trajdla married a Michail Zonenberg.) This is all I know about my KUJAWSKI
family in Poland.

A few weeks ago I wrote to several KUJAWSKI families in Israel, hoping that
some of my KUJAWSKI family might have settled there. A couple of days ago I
heard >from a young man there named Gil K. re his (late) grandfather, Moshe
KUJAWSKI, who died in January 1998.

Gil's grandfather, Moshe KUJAWSKI, was born in Lodz. His father (Gil's
great-grandfather)'s name was Abraham (Gil's father was named after him);
Moshe's mother was named Zelda. Zelda's mother, Gitel, was >from Lithuania.
Moshe KUJAWSKI had seven brothers, all of whom perished in the Holocaust.
Moshe was locked up in a labor camp but managed to survive and moved to
Israel at 1949. In Lodz, the KUJAWSKIs had a metal works/scrap iron
business.

Is anyone on this list related to this family in Israel or have ancestors
named Abraham and Zelda KUJAWSKI? Because I (the person posting this
message) don't know the names of any of *my* grandfather's relatives (other
than his two sisters) such as cousins, nephews, nieces, etc., or even
whether any of them were still in Eastern Europe up and during the 2nd
world war, I can't tell whether I'm related to this family in Israel.

Please note that I have checked all possible on and off-line resources
incl. the deportation lists >from Yad Vashem containing all of the listings
under the name of KUJAWSKI. I have even used the services of a professional
researcher in Lodz who was able to locate my grandfather's (and his two
sisters) vital records in the State Archives but nothing so far for the
earlier generation.

Please respond privately (and for further particulars),

Naidia Woolf
rnwoolf@...
San Francisco, CA
Formerly >from Birmingham, England

Researching:
ISAACS, Birmingham (family of Solomon and Sarah nee MORRIS), England/Poland
KUJAWSKI (Icek and Raca nee MICHALSON), Lodz & Kleczew, Poland
MORRIS, Birmingham, England/Poland (town unknown)
ROSE/RAUS/DROZDIASZ (or variant), Preston, England/Karczew, Poland
SAPERSTEIN (or variant), Karczew, Poland
SHORN (family of Morris and Yetta), London, England/Poland (town unknown)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen RE: KUJAWSKIs in Israel - anyone's relatives? #general

Naidia Woolf <rnwoolf@...>
 

Dear All,

My paternal grandfather, Simon WOOLF, formerly Szija Wolf KUJAWSKI (born in
1878), came >from Lodz, Poland. He immigrated to England in the 1890's where
he met and married my grandmother, Annie ISAACS. Grandfather left behind in
Poland his father and mother, Icek and Raca/Roca KUJAWSKI, and two sisters,
Kaza Jenta K and Trajdla Ryfka. (In 1897, when she was 23 years old,
Trajdla married a Michail Zonenberg.) This is all I know about my KUJAWSKI
family in Poland.

A few weeks ago I wrote to several KUJAWSKI families in Israel, hoping that
some of my KUJAWSKI family might have settled there. A couple of days ago I
heard >from a young man there named Gil K. re his (late) grandfather, Moshe
KUJAWSKI, who died in January 1998.

Gil's grandfather, Moshe KUJAWSKI, was born in Lodz. His father (Gil's
great-grandfather)'s name was Abraham (Gil's father was named after him);
Moshe's mother was named Zelda. Zelda's mother, Gitel, was >from Lithuania.
Moshe KUJAWSKI had seven brothers, all of whom perished in the Holocaust.
Moshe was locked up in a labor camp but managed to survive and moved to
Israel at 1949. In Lodz, the KUJAWSKIs had a metal works/scrap iron
business.

Is anyone on this list related to this family in Israel or have ancestors
named Abraham and Zelda KUJAWSKI? Because I (the person posting this
message) don't know the names of any of *my* grandfather's relatives (other
than his two sisters) such as cousins, nephews, nieces, etc., or even
whether any of them were still in Eastern Europe up and during the 2nd
world war, I can't tell whether I'm related to this family in Israel.

Please note that I have checked all possible on and off-line resources
incl. the deportation lists >from Yad Vashem containing all of the listings
under the name of KUJAWSKI. I have even used the services of a professional
researcher in Lodz who was able to locate my grandfather's (and his two
sisters) vital records in the State Archives but nothing so far for the
earlier generation.

Please respond privately (and for further particulars),

Naidia Woolf
rnwoolf@...
San Francisco, CA
Formerly >from Birmingham, England

Researching:
ISAACS, Birmingham (family of Solomon and Sarah nee MORRIS), England/Poland
KUJAWSKI (Icek and Raca nee MICHALSON), Lodz & Kleczew, Poland
MORRIS, Birmingham, England/Poland (town unknown)
ROSE/RAUS/DROZDIASZ (or variant), Preston, England/Karczew, Poland
SAPERSTEIN (or variant), Karczew, Poland
SHORN (family of Morris and Yetta), London, England/Poland (town unknown)


Re: Free Social Security Death Indexes #general

Joy Rich <joyrichny@...>
 

In case the way I worded my post was unclear, I meant that that website
includes listings through September 1, 2004, not that the offer of free
access is through September 1, 2004.

Joy Rich
Brooklyn, NY

----- Original Message -----
From: "Joy Rich" <joyrichny@...>
To: "JewishGen Discussion Group" <jewishgen@...>
Sent: Saturday, October 16, 2004 1:27 AM
Subject: Re: Free Social Security Death Indexes

http://www.newenglandancestors.org/research/database/ss/default.asp has
free access to SSDI through September 1, 2004.

Joy Rich
Brooklyn, NY

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Subject: Free Social Security Death Indexes
From: "m leonards" <m_leonards@...>
Date: Mon, 11 Oct 2004 15:29:05 -0400
X-Message-Number: 19

Just a reminder that the free SSDI are not being updated. The Rootsweb
site
is current only through January 2004; the familysearch.org database is
current only through February 2004. Thus, it seems the only SSDI being
updated is the fee-based Ancestry.

Monica Leonards
suburban Philadelphia


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Free Social Security Death Indexes #general

Joy Rich <joyrichny@...>
 

In case the way I worded my post was unclear, I meant that that website
includes listings through September 1, 2004, not that the offer of free
access is through September 1, 2004.

Joy Rich
Brooklyn, NY

----- Original Message -----
From: "Joy Rich" <joyrichny@...>
To: "JewishGen Discussion Group" <jewishgen@...>
Sent: Saturday, October 16, 2004 1:27 AM
Subject: Re: Free Social Security Death Indexes

http://www.newenglandancestors.org/research/database/ss/default.asp has
free access to SSDI through September 1, 2004.

Joy Rich
Brooklyn, NY

----------------------------------------------------------------------

Subject: Free Social Security Death Indexes
From: "m leonards" <m_leonards@...>
Date: Mon, 11 Oct 2004 15:29:05 -0400
X-Message-Number: 19

Just a reminder that the free SSDI are not being updated. The Rootsweb
site
is current only through January 2004; the familysearch.org database is
current only through February 2004. Thus, it seems the only SSDI being
updated is the fee-based Ancestry.

Monica Leonards
suburban Philadelphia


Slobodka's photos #belarus

Guy Elizur - Israel <GuyE@...>
 

Dear Listers

Does someone know where can I find photos of the village of Slobodka,
Belarus >from the pre-war period or shortly after the war?

Any help will be appreciated

Thanks

Guy Elitzur
Israel


Belarus SIG #Belarus Slobodka's photos #belarus

Guy Elizur - Israel <GuyE@...>
 

Dear Listers

Does someone know where can I find photos of the village of Slobodka,
Belarus >from the pre-war period or shortly after the war?

Any help will be appreciated

Thanks

Guy Elitzur
Israel


Copies of birth certificates - issued in Jaffa-Tel-Aviv 1929 #general

Rose Feldman <rosef@...>
 

I have such a document issued for my father. He immigrated in about 1922
from the Ukraine to Eretz Israel. Though he had later gone to France to
study, for some reason he needed an official document in 1929. It was issued
by the Chief Rabbinate of Jaffa and Tel-Aiv District. It is in hebrew and
english and it states
"This is to certify that on ground of testimony of trustworthy witnesses as
entered in the records of the LocalHead Rabbinical Office, under No. 89/409
..."
Because of the number I guess he wasn't the only one to get this
certificate.
So I assume, that people who didn't have their original documents, and
couldn't get copies (he left after the revolution through the auspices of
the International Red Cross), got a substitute document >from the country
where they were residing.
Actually this maybe another place to look for information, if they still
have copies.
Rose Feldman
GITNER, REZNIK Litin & Kalinovka Ukraine
EPSTEIN, BOYARKSY Ruzhany, Kossovo, Mscibow Belarus
TREPPER, TREPMAN, FELDMAN, LICHT, SOICHER, SLOVIK, SZPERBER, ORENSTEIN
Warsaw Poland


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Copies of birth certificates - issued in Jaffa-Tel-Aviv 1929 #general

Rose Feldman <rosef@...>
 

I have such a document issued for my father. He immigrated in about 1922
from the Ukraine to Eretz Israel. Though he had later gone to France to
study, for some reason he needed an official document in 1929. It was issued
by the Chief Rabbinate of Jaffa and Tel-Aiv District. It is in hebrew and
english and it states
"This is to certify that on ground of testimony of trustworthy witnesses as
entered in the records of the LocalHead Rabbinical Office, under No. 89/409
..."
Because of the number I guess he wasn't the only one to get this
certificate.
So I assume, that people who didn't have their original documents, and
couldn't get copies (he left after the revolution through the auspices of
the International Red Cross), got a substitute document >from the country
where they were residing.
Actually this maybe another place to look for information, if they still
have copies.
Rose Feldman
GITNER, REZNIK Litin & Kalinovka Ukraine
EPSTEIN, BOYARKSY Ruzhany, Kossovo, Mscibow Belarus
TREPPER, TREPMAN, FELDMAN, LICHT, SOICHER, SLOVIK, SZPERBER, ORENSTEIN
Warsaw Poland


Re: Free Social Security Death Indexes #general

Joy Rich <joyrichny@...>
 

http://www.newenglandancestors.org/research/database/ss/default.asp
has free access to SSDI through September 1, 2004.

Joy Rich
Brooklyn, NY

Subject: Free Social Security Death Indexes
From: "m leonards" <m_leonards@...>
Date: Mon, 11 Oct 2004 15:29:05 -0400
X-Message-Number: 19

Just a reminder that the free SSDI are not being updated. The Rootsweb
site
is current only through January 2004; the familysearch.org database is
current only through February 2004. Thus, it seems the only SSDI being
updated is the fee-based Ancestry.

Monica Leonards
suburban Philadelphia


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Free Social Security Death Indexes #general

Joy Rich <joyrichny@...>
 

http://www.newenglandancestors.org/research/database/ss/default.asp
has free access to SSDI through September 1, 2004.

Joy Rich
Brooklyn, NY

Subject: Free Social Security Death Indexes
From: "m leonards" <m_leonards@...>
Date: Mon, 11 Oct 2004 15:29:05 -0400
X-Message-Number: 19

Just a reminder that the free SSDI are not being updated. The Rootsweb
site
is current only through January 2004; the familysearch.org database is
current only through February 2004. Thus, it seems the only SSDI being
updated is the fee-based Ancestry.

Monica Leonards
suburban Philadelphia


Re: Ellis Island Manifest #general

Joy Rich <joyrichny@...>
 

The answer might be at http://www.jewishgen.org/InfoFiles/manifests/.

Joy Rich
Brooklyn, NY

Subject: Ellis Island Manifest

From: "Henry Lifton" <henlif@...>
Date: Wed, 13 Oct 2004 22:35:39 -0400
X-Message-Number: 11

Does anyone know why some names have an "X" next to them
on the ships manifest?

They don't seem to follow any order and sometimes appear
2 or 3 in a row and then a single one here and there.

Looks like the link won't take here. I am interested in
line 19 in particular, but the reason for it in general.

http://ellisisland.org/search/shipManifest.asp?MID=04820606520061951904&pID=
102649011089&show=K%3A%5CT715%2D0358%5CT715%2D03580085%2ETIF&origFN=K%3A%5CT
715%2D0358%5CT715%2D03580085%2ETIF&fromEI=1


Thanks
Henry


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Ellis Island Manifest #general

Joy Rich <joyrichny@...>
 

The answer might be at http://www.jewishgen.org/InfoFiles/manifests/.

Joy Rich
Brooklyn, NY

Subject: Ellis Island Manifest

From: "Henry Lifton" <henlif@...>
Date: Wed, 13 Oct 2004 22:35:39 -0400
X-Message-Number: 11

Does anyone know why some names have an "X" next to them
on the ships manifest?

They don't seem to follow any order and sometimes appear
2 or 3 in a row and then a single one here and there.

Looks like the link won't take here. I am interested in
line 19 in particular, but the reason for it in general.

http://ellisisland.org/search/shipManifest.asp?MID=04820606520061951904&pID=
102649011089&show=K%3A%5CT715%2D0358%5CT715%2D03580085%2ETIF&origFN=K%3A%5CT
715%2D0358%5CT715%2D03580085%2ETIF&fromEI=1


Thanks
Henry


JFRA Israel - Herzliya - Mon., October 25 #general

Schelly Talalay Dardashti
 

JFRA Herzliya will meet at
7.30 pm, Monday, October 25
(doors open 7 pm)
Beth Protea, 5 Asher Barash St., Herzliya

All those interested in Jewish family history research
are invited to the next Herzliya meeting as we journey
to the past and rediscover its roots.

Film: "Uncle Chatzkel"
Short introduction by Schelly Talalay Dardashti
Film followed by Q&A

This 52-minute film has won numerous US and
international Jewish film festival awards, as well as
awards for its musical score and director, etc.

This story of a family journey connects past and
present, while documenting the life of Chatzkel
Lemchen, of Vilnius, Lithuania.
Age 93 when the film was made, he was still working,
bridging the Lithuanian, Russian and Yiddish cultures,
regarded as a Lithuanian national treasure because of
the dictionaries he created to preserve the Lithuanian
language during the Soviet era.
His life experiences are historical and contemporary
turning points. The film incorporates rare Russian and
Lithuanian archival footage.
Viewers may better understand the past's relationship
to the present through the life of Uncle Chatzkel and
his visiting Australian family.

For directions to Beth Protea/information, contact
JFRA Herzliya coordinator Channi Hurvitz,
channi@...
FEE: Beth Protea residents and JFRA members, no
charge; others, NIS 15.

Schelly Talalay Dardashti
JFRA Israel, president
schelly@...
schelly@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JFRA Israel - Herzliya - Mon., October 25 #general

Schelly Talalay Dardashti
 

JFRA Herzliya will meet at
7.30 pm, Monday, October 25
(doors open 7 pm)
Beth Protea, 5 Asher Barash St., Herzliya

All those interested in Jewish family history research
are invited to the next Herzliya meeting as we journey
to the past and rediscover its roots.

Film: "Uncle Chatzkel"
Short introduction by Schelly Talalay Dardashti
Film followed by Q&A

This 52-minute film has won numerous US and
international Jewish film festival awards, as well as
awards for its musical score and director, etc.

This story of a family journey connects past and
present, while documenting the life of Chatzkel
Lemchen, of Vilnius, Lithuania.
Age 93 when the film was made, he was still working,
bridging the Lithuanian, Russian and Yiddish cultures,
regarded as a Lithuanian national treasure because of
the dictionaries he created to preserve the Lithuanian
language during the Soviet era.
His life experiences are historical and contemporary
turning points. The film incorporates rare Russian and
Lithuanian archival footage.
Viewers may better understand the past's relationship
to the present through the life of Uncle Chatzkel and
his visiting Australian family.

For directions to Beth Protea/information, contact
JFRA Herzliya coordinator Channi Hurvitz,
channi@...
FEE: Beth Protea residents and JFRA members, no
charge; others, NIS 15.

Schelly Talalay Dardashti
JFRA Israel, president
schelly@...
schelly@...


JGS North Jersey meeting, Oct 21,2004 #general

Paul & Myrna Lewis <pmlewis@...>
 

ELLIS ISLAND: OUR ANCESTORS' JOURNEY

Place: YM-YWHA of North Jersey
Date: Thursday, October 21, 2004
Time: 7:30 PM

A brief history of Castle Garden and Ellis Island will be given, after which
a short film about the experiences of our ancestors will be shown. A
discussion will follow about how to easily find available records of our
forefather's arrival in America.

The JGS meetings are held at the YM-YWHA of North Jersey, 1 Pike Drive,
Wayne, NJ. The Charles & Bessie Goldman Library will be open at 7 P.M. to
give those interested a chance to use our extensive resource center and
socialize. The program will begin at 7:30 P.M. There is no charge for the
program. All are welcome.

Next meeting: November 18

For information, or directions, contact:
Susan 732-752-3384, Judy 973-226-7049 or Paul 845-357-5567
Check our website: http://mysite.verizon.net/vze2gnpn/index.html


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JGS North Jersey meeting, Oct 21,2004 #general

Paul & Myrna Lewis <pmlewis@...>
 

ELLIS ISLAND: OUR ANCESTORS' JOURNEY

Place: YM-YWHA of North Jersey
Date: Thursday, October 21, 2004
Time: 7:30 PM

A brief history of Castle Garden and Ellis Island will be given, after which
a short film about the experiences of our ancestors will be shown. A
discussion will follow about how to easily find available records of our
forefather's arrival in America.

The JGS meetings are held at the YM-YWHA of North Jersey, 1 Pike Drive,
Wayne, NJ. The Charles & Bessie Goldman Library will be open at 7 P.M. to
give those interested a chance to use our extensive resource center and
socialize. The program will begin at 7:30 P.M. There is no charge for the
program. All are welcome.

Next meeting: November 18

For information, or directions, contact:
Susan 732-752-3384, Judy 973-226-7049 or Paul 845-357-5567
Check our website: http://mysite.verizon.net/vze2gnpn/index.html