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Re: Ukraine Burning #ukraine

janettes@...
 

Molly Arost Staub <staubmolly@...>raised a question:
I can't help wondering if the archives are stored online somewhere, so
they're not being burned.

The answer is "probably not." The archives around Ukraine, while under
the central administration of Kiev, really for the most part act as
independent agencies. Some of the material held in the archives may
have been digitized, the Family History Library has created microfilm
records of some of the databases in some of the archives, we have
obtained other records >from some of the archives which were digitized
through private arrangements. The largest number of these were the
databases we obtained through our arrangement with the Central Archives
for the History of the Jewish People (CAHJP) last summer.

There are still many tens of 1,000s of pages of records if not 100s of
1,000s of records which we do not have and which in all likelihood have
not been digitized.

The organization in the archives in Ukraine vary >from place to place and
in many archives it is possible that all the records have not yet been
even indexed. Five years ago, when visiting 3 archives there to do
research, my biggest surprise was being handed books of records and
actually touching the pages of the records with no gloves or other
precautionary measures taken.

Janette Silverman
Ukraine SIG Coordinator
ukrainesig.coordinator@...


A Message of Support #ukraine

janettes@...
 

All of us who research the Ukraine SIG, Gesher Galicia and JRI-Poland
databases have some connection, at least through our ancestors to
Eastern Europe. I mention these 3 SIGs because historically, the area
in today's Ukraine fell into 1, 2 or even all 3 areas at different
points in history.

Today, our attention is drawn to Ukraine not for research purposes, but
because of the fighting, protests and frightening visual and written
reports coming to us, all over the world >from Ukraine.

Those of us not living in Ukraine send our heartfelt prayers and our
thoughts to the Ukrainian people for a speedy resolution to the conflict
and that all will remain safe.

Many of us have had news through personal channels, not just from
relying on the official news reports and media. My cousin, in western
Ukraine writes of the frightening atmosphere and the fears and anger. I
am sure many of you have heard similar reports.

Jewish relief agencies like the Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) are
delivering food and medical supplies. https://www.facebook.com/TheJDC

Janette Silverman
Ukraine SIG Coordinator
ukrainesig.coordinator@...


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Re: Ukraine Burning #ukraine

janettes@...
 

Molly Arost Staub <staubmolly@...>raised a question:
I can't help wondering if the archives are stored online somewhere, so
they're not being burned.

The answer is "probably not." The archives around Ukraine, while under
the central administration of Kiev, really for the most part act as
independent agencies. Some of the material held in the archives may
have been digitized, the Family History Library has created microfilm
records of some of the databases in some of the archives, we have
obtained other records >from some of the archives which were digitized
through private arrangements. The largest number of these were the
databases we obtained through our arrangement with the Central Archives
for the History of the Jewish People (CAHJP) last summer.

There are still many tens of 1,000s of pages of records if not 100s of
1,000s of records which we do not have and which in all likelihood have
not been digitized.

The organization in the archives in Ukraine vary >from place to place and
in many archives it is possible that all the records have not yet been
even indexed. Five years ago, when visiting 3 archives there to do
research, my biggest surprise was being handed books of records and
actually touching the pages of the records with no gloves or other
precautionary measures taken.

Janette Silverman
Ukraine SIG Coordinator
ukrainesig.coordinator@...


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine A Message of Support #ukraine

janettes@...
 

All of us who research the Ukraine SIG, Gesher Galicia and JRI-Poland
databases have some connection, at least through our ancestors to
Eastern Europe. I mention these 3 SIGs because historically, the area
in today's Ukraine fell into 1, 2 or even all 3 areas at different
points in history.

Today, our attention is drawn to Ukraine not for research purposes, but
because of the fighting, protests and frightening visual and written
reports coming to us, all over the world >from Ukraine.

Those of us not living in Ukraine send our heartfelt prayers and our
thoughts to the Ukrainian people for a speedy resolution to the conflict
and that all will remain safe.

Many of us have had news through personal channels, not just from
relying on the official news reports and media. My cousin, in western
Ukraine writes of the frightening atmosphere and the fears and anger. I
am sure many of you have heard similar reports.

Jewish relief agencies like the Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) are
delivering food and medical supplies. https://www.facebook.com/TheJDC

Janette Silverman
Ukraine SIG Coordinator
ukrainesig.coordinator@...


Re: LENZ family - places near Buczacz #galicia

Eddy Mitelsbach <eddy1@...>
 

This is really easy:

"Talomacz" is Tlumacz (Ukraine) and "Pashmushil" is Przemysl.

Kindest regards

Eddy Mitelsbach
Brussels-Belgium

( you just try the site "shtetlseeker")


"Sarah Silberston" <sarahsilb@...> wrote

I have a poorly translated statement >from a (now deceased) cousin
giving information about my grandmother's family. It includes names
of places unknown to me, I wondered if anyone could hazard a guess
which towns are named?

My grandmother came >from Buczacz. The places I would like to find
out about are Talomatz and Pashmushil, I've been unable to google
where these places could be, any ideas?
MODERATOR NOTE: In 2011, the JewishGen ShtetlSeeker was renamed.
It is now the JewishGen Gazetteer
(http://www.jewishgen.org/Communities/LocTown.asp).


Re: LENZ family - places near Buczacz #galicia

Mark Halpern
 

Hi Sarah:

My educated opinion is Tlumach and Przemysl.

Tlumach (Tlumacz in Polish and Tolmitsh in Yiddish) is now in Ukraine
about 24 miles >from Buczacz.

Przemysl (Pshemishl in Yiddish) is now in Poland about 127 miles >from
Buczacz.

JRI-Poland has indexed all available Przemysl Jewish vital records >from
1790 to 1900. For Tlumach, regretfully those Jewish vital records have
not survived.

Mark Halpern
JRI-Poland
http://jri-poland.org/

Sarah Silberston <sarahsilb@...> wrote:

I have a poorly translated statement >from a (now deceased) cousin
giving information about my grandmother's family. It includes names
of places unknown to me, I wondered if anyone could hazard a guess
which towns are named?

My grandmother came >from Buczacz. The places I would like to find
out about are Talomatz and Pashmushil, I've been unable to google
where these places could be, any ideas?


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Re: LENZ family - places near Buczacz #galicia

Eddy Mitelsbach <eddy1@...>
 

This is really easy:

"Talomacz" is Tlumacz (Ukraine) and "Pashmushil" is Przemysl.

Kindest regards

Eddy Mitelsbach
Brussels-Belgium

( you just try the site "shtetlseeker")


"Sarah Silberston" <sarahsilb@...> wrote

I have a poorly translated statement >from a (now deceased) cousin
giving information about my grandmother's family. It includes names
of places unknown to me, I wondered if anyone could hazard a guess
which towns are named?

My grandmother came >from Buczacz. The places I would like to find
out about are Talomatz and Pashmushil, I've been unable to google
where these places could be, any ideas?
MODERATOR NOTE: In 2011, the JewishGen ShtetlSeeker was renamed.
It is now the JewishGen Gazetteer
(http://www.jewishgen.org/Communities/LocTown.asp).


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Re:LENZ family - places near Buczacz #galicia

Mark Halpern
 

Hi Sarah:

My educated opinion is Tlumach and Przemysl.

Tlumach (Tlumacz in Polish and Tolmitsh in Yiddish) is now in Ukraine
about 24 miles >from Buczacz.

Przemysl (Pshemishl in Yiddish) is now in Poland about 127 miles >from
Buczacz.

JRI-Poland has indexed all available Przemysl Jewish vital records >from
1790 to 1900. For Tlumach, regretfully those Jewish vital records have
not survived.

Mark Halpern
JRI-Poland
http://jri-poland.org/

Sarah Silberston <sarahsilb@...> wrote:

I have a poorly translated statement >from a (now deceased) cousin
giving information about my grandmother's family. It includes names
of places unknown to me, I wondered if anyone could hazard a guess
which towns are named?

My grandmother came >from Buczacz. The places I would like to find
out about are Talomatz and Pashmushil, I've been unable to google
where these places could be, any ideas?


Secure on-line Conference Family Finder #yiddish

bounce-2751670-772983@...
 

One of the exciting advances for this summer's IAJGS Conference will
be an on-line Conference Family Finder. The Family Finder will provide
a wide range of search options as well as offering the ability to
browse, page-by-page. It will protect privacy of those who
submit their input. Additionally, it will be available well before the
conference so that registrants can make contact and arrange to get
together at the conference. For more information, please click
on the following link: http://conference.iajgs.org/2014/faq.cfm/#Conf0.

Hal Bookbinder, lead co-Chair
34th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy


Yiddish Theatre and Vadeville #YiddishTheatre Secure on-line Conference Family Finder #yiddish

bounce-2751670-772983@...
 

One of the exciting advances for this summer's IAJGS Conference will
be an on-line Conference Family Finder. The Family Finder will provide
a wide range of search options as well as offering the ability to
browse, page-by-page. It will protect privacy of those who
submit their input. Additionally, it will be available well before the
conference so that registrants can make contact and arrange to get
together at the conference. For more information, please click
on the following link: http://conference.iajgs.org/2014/faq.cfm/#Conf0.

Hal Bookbinder, lead co-Chair
34th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy


Re: 1892 List of Grodno synagogues #belarus

JHRG of Belarus <belshtetl@...>
 

Dear All,
would like to thank everyone who wrote to me expressing their concerns about
the Grodno Synagogue's fire this past November 2013. It was determined
that the cause of the fire was due to an antiquated coal burning heat source,
but the blaze did not impact the Sanctuary, the Sefer Torah and the building's
museum. Happily, restoration work has already begun, and the synagogue is again
functioning. At this point, I would like to let you know that we recently found
an 1892 list of Grodno synagogues that were registered as prayer houses.
(Please note that the government authorities often referred to synagogues as
prayer houses.) This list contains the following information: the name of
each synagogue, its location and the year construction was finished.
There are 31 entries, including 3 synagogues that are over 100 years old.
Each synagogue is named, and some were named after their largest donors.
The following surnames are listed as donors:
ORMAN, RATNER, FRUMKIN, ZAKGEIM, LAPIN, LUBSHITZ, BERAUDE
RAUDE, EPSHTEIN, STAVER, VAISBREM, ZBAR, TIPOGRAF, DUBINSKY, GOLDBERG,
KUGEL, PILSHCHIK and VOLF. Today, four former Grodno synagogues have been
preserved, but only one is being used for its initial purpose as a temple.
For more information, please refer to our blog:

http://jhrgbelarus.wordpress.com/

Yuri Dorn Coordinator of Jewish Heritage Research Group in Belarus
www.jhrgbelarus.org


Belarus SIG #Belarus RE: 1892 List of Grodno synagogues #belarus

JHRG of Belarus <belshtetl@...>
 

Dear All,
would like to thank everyone who wrote to me expressing their concerns about
the Grodno Synagogue's fire this past November 2013. It was determined
that the cause of the fire was due to an antiquated coal burning heat source,
but the blaze did not impact the Sanctuary, the Sefer Torah and the building's
museum. Happily, restoration work has already begun, and the synagogue is again
functioning. At this point, I would like to let you know that we recently found
an 1892 list of Grodno synagogues that were registered as prayer houses.
(Please note that the government authorities often referred to synagogues as
prayer houses.) This list contains the following information: the name of
each synagogue, its location and the year construction was finished.
There are 31 entries, including 3 synagogues that are over 100 years old.
Each synagogue is named, and some were named after their largest donors.
The following surnames are listed as donors:
ORMAN, RATNER, FRUMKIN, ZAKGEIM, LAPIN, LUBSHITZ, BERAUDE
RAUDE, EPSHTEIN, STAVER, VAISBREM, ZBAR, TIPOGRAF, DUBINSKY, GOLDBERG,
KUGEL, PILSHCHIK and VOLF. Today, four former Grodno synagogues have been
preserved, but only one is being used for its initial purpose as a temple.
For more information, please refer to our blog:

http://jhrgbelarus.wordpress.com/

Yuri Dorn Coordinator of Jewish Heritage Research Group in Belarus
www.jhrgbelarus.org


St Petersburg - LEAVITT #belarus

Wendy Freebourne <art@...>
 

Hello Genners

I have come across a Millie LEAVITT, who was married to my great Uncle,
Willy (Velvel, Vulf) BRENER. in S Africa. She is reported as having come
from St Petersburg and even to have spoken some Finnish. Willy came from
Lithuania.

Does anyone know anything about the family LEAVITT? And can anyone tell me
anything about Jews in St Petersburg?

Wendy Freebourne
Bath, UK
art@...
MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately with specific family information


Belarus SIG #Belarus St Petersburg - LEAVITT #belarus

Wendy Freebourne <art@...>
 

Hello Genners

I have come across a Millie LEAVITT, who was married to my great Uncle,
Willy (Velvel, Vulf) BRENER. in S Africa. She is reported as having come
from St Petersburg and even to have spoken some Finnish. Willy came from
Lithuania.

Does anyone know anything about the family LEAVITT? And can anyone tell me
anything about Jews in St Petersburg?

Wendy Freebourne
Bath, UK
art@...
MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately with specific family information


Re: Historical Maps of Habsburg Empire #germany

Gunther Steinberg <gunste24@...>
 

On February 22, 2013, Pamela Weisberger wrote:
Announcing a new cartography website, "Historical Maps of the Hapsburg
Empire" or MAPIRE at:

http://mapire.staatsarchiv.at/en/

==========>
That is a very nice and useful website. Thanks.
If you are into historical geography, let me recommend to you the
F.W.Putziger "Historischer Atlas - Atlas Historique "
(Historical Atlas) zur Welt- und Schweizer Geschichte. It covers
history since the stone age. Publisher is : Sauerlaender - Payot

Gunther Steinberg, Portola Valley California gunste24@...


German SIG #Germany RE: Historical Maps of Habsburg Empire #germany

Gunther Steinberg <gunste24@...>
 

On February 22, 2013, Pamela Weisberger wrote:
Announcing a new cartography website, "Historical Maps of the Hapsburg
Empire" or MAPIRE at:

http://mapire.staatsarchiv.at/en/

==========>
That is a very nice and useful website. Thanks.
If you are into historical geography, let me recommend to you the
F.W.Putziger "Historischer Atlas - Atlas Historique "
(Historical Atlas) zur Welt- und Schweizer Geschichte. It covers
history since the stone age. Publisher is : Sauerlaender - Payot

Gunther Steinberg, Portola Valley California gunste24@...


Roger Lustig lecture on Germany at JGS Conejo Valley and Ventura County March 2, 2014 #germany

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The Jewish Genealogical Society of the Conejo Valley and Ventura County
(JGSCV)-[California] will hold a general meeting, co-sponsored with and
located at Temple Adat Elohim, on Sunday, March 2, 2014 1:30-3:30 p.m.at
Temple Adat Elohim 2420 E. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks, CA.

The Program: A Hundred Germanies A Hundred Jewish Histories

" The Holy Roman Empire is neither holy, nor Roman, nor German." -Voltaire

Yet the "Holy Roman Empire of the German Nation" was German, and it defined
what "German" meant. It was also the home of an ancient Jewish
culture-dating back to the real Romans-and hundreds of Jewish communities,
large and small.
Until 1871 Germany's Jews were subjects of dozens of different states, each
with different laws and attitudes toward its Jewish population. Napoleon
emancipated most of Germany's Jews and led Prussia to do likewise for almost
all the rest; but as soon as he was gone, the many German states-most with
new boundaries-returned their Jews to one or another special legal status.
Those legal statuses, make the researcher's job more complicated, because
the same type of information-birth, change of residence, etc.-might be kept
by different authorities and in different ways. Roger will review where the
larger Jewish congregations and rural communities lived in Germany, and how
to determine which states ruled over them at a given time using examples of
how family histories are recorded across longer periods and crossing
boundaries.

Speaker: Roger Lustig is a genealogical researcher based in Princeton, NJ.
Since 2002 he has specialized in the Jewish families of Prussian Poland,
especially Upper Silesia and West Prussia. He has worked in archives in the
US, Germany and Poland He is the research coordinator for GerSIG .

Our schmoozing corner starts 20 minutes before the program (1:10 p.m.)
facilitated Debra Kay Blatt JGSCV founding member and Secretary. We will
have Categories A -D of our traveling library available beginning at 1:00 PM
to shortly after the meeting. The list of books which are in the JGSCV
traveling library is located on our website www.jgscv.org under
library-traveling.

If you have not yet joined or renewed your membership for 2014 this is an
ideal time to do so. Membership forms will be available at the registration
desk at the meeting and are available on our website under membership-the
link for the form is at the bottom of the page.

The Jewish Genealogical Society of the Conejo Valley and Ventura County is
dedicated to sharing genealogical information, techniques and research tools
with anyone interested in Jewish genealogy and family history.

For more information, including directions to the meeting please see the
JGSCV website: www.jgscv.org

Looking forward to seeing you at the meeting!

Jan Meisels Allen, President, JGSCV


German SIG #Germany Roger Lustig lecture on Germany at JGS Conejo Valley and Ventura County March 2, 2014 #germany

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The Jewish Genealogical Society of the Conejo Valley and Ventura County
(JGSCV)-[California] will hold a general meeting, co-sponsored with and
located at Temple Adat Elohim, on Sunday, March 2, 2014 1:30-3:30 p.m.at
Temple Adat Elohim 2420 E. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks, CA.

The Program: A Hundred Germanies A Hundred Jewish Histories

" The Holy Roman Empire is neither holy, nor Roman, nor German." -Voltaire

Yet the "Holy Roman Empire of the German Nation" was German, and it defined
what "German" meant. It was also the home of an ancient Jewish
culture-dating back to the real Romans-and hundreds of Jewish communities,
large and small.
Until 1871 Germany's Jews were subjects of dozens of different states, each
with different laws and attitudes toward its Jewish population. Napoleon
emancipated most of Germany's Jews and led Prussia to do likewise for almost
all the rest; but as soon as he was gone, the many German states-most with
new boundaries-returned their Jews to one or another special legal status.
Those legal statuses, make the researcher's job more complicated, because
the same type of information-birth, change of residence, etc.-might be kept
by different authorities and in different ways. Roger will review where the
larger Jewish congregations and rural communities lived in Germany, and how
to determine which states ruled over them at a given time using examples of
how family histories are recorded across longer periods and crossing
boundaries.

Speaker: Roger Lustig is a genealogical researcher based in Princeton, NJ.
Since 2002 he has specialized in the Jewish families of Prussian Poland,
especially Upper Silesia and West Prussia. He has worked in archives in the
US, Germany and Poland He is the research coordinator for GerSIG .

Our schmoozing corner starts 20 minutes before the program (1:10 p.m.)
facilitated Debra Kay Blatt JGSCV founding member and Secretary. We will
have Categories A -D of our traveling library available beginning at 1:00 PM
to shortly after the meeting. The list of books which are in the JGSCV
traveling library is located on our website www.jgscv.org under
library-traveling.

If you have not yet joined or renewed your membership for 2014 this is an
ideal time to do so. Membership forms will be available at the registration
desk at the meeting and are available on our website under membership-the
link for the form is at the bottom of the page.

The Jewish Genealogical Society of the Conejo Valley and Ventura County is
dedicated to sharing genealogical information, techniques and research tools
with anyone interested in Jewish genealogy and family history.

For more information, including directions to the meeting please see the
JGSCV website: www.jgscv.org

Looking forward to seeing you at the meeting!

Jan Meisels Allen, President, JGSCV


Seeking LOUIS MENDEL in Brazil/Argentina #germany

WALTER ELIAS
 

I am seeking information on Louis MENDEL b. 1896 in Kirburg, Westerwald,
son of Sigmund MENDEL and Berta MOSES, siblings Irma GOTTSCHALK and
Selma LIEBMAN. Emigrated pre-WWII to Brazil and then possibly to Argentina.

Walter S. Elias, St. Louis Park, Minnesota, wselias@... =


German SIG #Germany Seeking LOUIS MENDEL in Brazil/Argentina #germany

WALTER ELIAS
 

I am seeking information on Louis MENDEL b. 1896 in Kirburg, Westerwald,
son of Sigmund MENDEL and Berta MOSES, siblings Irma GOTTSCHALK and
Selma LIEBMAN. Emigrated pre-WWII to Brazil and then possibly to Argentina.

Walter S. Elias, St. Louis Park, Minnesota, wselias@... =

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