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Association of Jewish Libraries #austria-czech

jbisenberg@...
 

A librarian friend just informed me of the existence of the Association of Jewish Libraries. They have members that are big and small all around the world, local chapters that hold conferences (including one on genealogy in the New York area) and a nice web site. There are two pages that are of particular interest to genealogists:

Links to member's catalogs - includes the hot link with the library's name, instructions for access and the classification system
http://www.jewishlibraries.org/ajlweb/resources/catlinks.htm

Links to Internet Resources - includes links to Internet resources that may be useful to Judaica librarians. It is not meant to be a master list of all Judaica internet resources, as this would be duplicating work done elsewhere. Several Judaica master sites are included.
http://www.jewishlibraries.org/ajlweb/resources/links.htm

Enjoy!
Janet Isenberg
Glen Rock, NJ


HANDGRIFF from Brno #austria-czech

Linda Shefler
 

My HANDGRIFF family was originally >from Tarnow in what was Galicia. Some of
the family moved to Vienna. Pages of Testimony indicate that a couple of
people, Jety HANDGRIFFOVA and Josef HANDGRIFF were >from Brno. Jety (who I
believe was Ettel nee TANNENBAUM born in 1867) was deported >from Brno in
1942. I believe that Josef (born in Vienna in 1907) was her son. He was a
dentist and was living in Tarnow with cousins during the war, although the
cousin says he was originally >from Czechoslovakia.

I am trying to understand what they were doing in Brno, if there was
additional family there and anything else I can learn about their lives
there. Are there any records available for Brno >from perhaps the early
1930s and later that might be of help?

Many thanks for your time.

Linda Silverman Shefler
Hod ha Sharon
linda.shefler@...


new book of interest to siggers #austria-czech

Helen Epstein
 

Speaking to My Country by Jan Masaryk has just published as an e-book
by Plunkett Lake Press. In this collection of clandestine BBC speeches
that were banned by the Nazis, Masaryk often refers to Czech Jews. In
an extraordinary speech on Rosh HaShana of 1943, Masaryk devotes most
of his talk to their situation. Originally published as Vola Londyn in
1944, this book is a window onto the world of Czechs inside and
outside occupied territory during the second world war.

It also has an excellent, very personal and funny foreward by former
U.S.Secretary of State Madeleine Albright.

If you do not have a Kindle you can use your computer to download a
free sample >from the Kindle store.

My brother was named after Tomas Masaryk and I grew up hearing up Jan.
So I was moved to research and write the biographical note about the
Masaryks. A fascinating family. Enjoy!

Helen

--
www.helenepstein.com


cemetery Floridsdorf in Vienna #austria-czech

Traude Triebel
 

dear All
dear have added more than 600 images >from the Vienna cemetery Floridsdorf,
you will need to register (free of charge!)
http://www.grave-pictures.at/bilderforum/showgallery.php?cat=639

Traude Triebel
Pognergasse 6
A-2700 Wr. Neustadt
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Email: traude.triebel@...
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Web: http://www.grave-pictures.at
Web: http://www.family-gruenwald.at


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Association of Jewish Libraries #austria-czech

jbisenberg@...
 

A librarian friend just informed me of the existence of the Association of Jewish Libraries. They have members that are big and small all around the world, local chapters that hold conferences (including one on genealogy in the New York area) and a nice web site. There are two pages that are of particular interest to genealogists:

Links to member's catalogs - includes the hot link with the library's name, instructions for access and the classification system
http://www.jewishlibraries.org/ajlweb/resources/catlinks.htm

Links to Internet Resources - includes links to Internet resources that may be useful to Judaica librarians. It is not meant to be a master list of all Judaica internet resources, as this would be duplicating work done elsewhere. Several Judaica master sites are included.
http://www.jewishlibraries.org/ajlweb/resources/links.htm

Enjoy!
Janet Isenberg
Glen Rock, NJ


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech HANDGRIFF from Brno #austria-czech

Linda Shefler
 

My HANDGRIFF family was originally >from Tarnow in what was Galicia. Some of
the family moved to Vienna. Pages of Testimony indicate that a couple of
people, Jety HANDGRIFFOVA and Josef HANDGRIFF were >from Brno. Jety (who I
believe was Ettel nee TANNENBAUM born in 1867) was deported >from Brno in
1942. I believe that Josef (born in Vienna in 1907) was her son. He was a
dentist and was living in Tarnow with cousins during the war, although the
cousin says he was originally >from Czechoslovakia.

I am trying to understand what they were doing in Brno, if there was
additional family there and anything else I can learn about their lives
there. Are there any records available for Brno >from perhaps the early
1930s and later that might be of help?

Many thanks for your time.

Linda Silverman Shefler
Hod ha Sharon
linda.shefler@...


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech new book of interest to siggers #austria-czech

Helen Epstein
 

Speaking to My Country by Jan Masaryk has just published as an e-book
by Plunkett Lake Press. In this collection of clandestine BBC speeches
that were banned by the Nazis, Masaryk often refers to Czech Jews. In
an extraordinary speech on Rosh HaShana of 1943, Masaryk devotes most
of his talk to their situation. Originally published as Vola Londyn in
1944, this book is a window onto the world of Czechs inside and
outside occupied territory during the second world war.

It also has an excellent, very personal and funny foreward by former
U.S.Secretary of State Madeleine Albright.

If you do not have a Kindle you can use your computer to download a
free sample >from the Kindle store.

My brother was named after Tomas Masaryk and I grew up hearing up Jan.
So I was moved to research and write the biographical note about the
Masaryks. A fascinating family. Enjoy!

Helen

--
www.helenepstein.com


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech cemetery Floridsdorf in Vienna #austria-czech

Traude Triebel
 

dear All
dear have added more than 600 images >from the Vienna cemetery Floridsdorf,
you will need to register (free of charge!)
http://www.grave-pictures.at/bilderforum/showgallery.php?cat=639

Traude Triebel
Pognergasse 6
A-2700 Wr. Neustadt
------------------------------------------
Email: traude.triebel@...
------------------------------------------
Web: http://www.grave-pictures.at
Web: http://www.family-gruenwald.at


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Where is the town of Pisarozoka/Pisarotoka, Ukraine? #general

Barry E Chernick
 

On the manifest for Ettel Szczupak, 1913 Philadelphia the home town, which is
pretty clear, looks like Pisarozoka. Also on the manifest is where an uncle lives -
Brailow. We believe the family was >from the Vinnitsia area. JewishGen Town Finder
does not give any results. A search of the EIDB does not find any Pisarozoka. The
EIDB has Pisarowka (and similar spellings) but they are not associated with Jews
and none of the locations are given except for “Russia” . In the modern Ukraine
there are many places named Pisarevka (and similar spellings) with some around
Vinnitsia but I have no way of knowing if any of them are Pisarozoka. JGFF does not
list the town. Googling Pisarozoka comes up with nothing. Anyone have any
suggestions or knows the location of this town?
Barry Chernick, Bellevue, WA


Where is the town of Pisarozoka/Pisarotoka, Ukraine? #general

Barry E Chernick
 

On the manifest for Ettel Szczupak, 1913 Philadelphia the home town, which is
pretty clear, looks like Pisarozoka. Also on the manifest is where an uncle lives -
Brailow. We believe the family was >from the Vinnitsia area. JewishGen Town Finder
does not give any results. A search of the EIDB does not find any Pisarozoka. The
EIDB has Pisarowka (and similar spellings) but they are not associated with Jews
and none of the locations are given except for “Russia” . In the modern Ukraine
there are many places named Pisarevka (and similar spellings) with some around
Vinnitsia but I have no way of knowing if any of them are Pisarozoka. JGFF does not
list the town. Googling Pisarozoka comes up with nothing. Anyone have any
suggestions or knows the location of this town?
Barry Chernick, Bellevue, WA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Looking for Genrich Markovich Deych's book #general

Jules Levin
 

Cindy Gallard wrote:
I would appreciate it if anyone can tell me how I might obtain or get access to
Professor Genrich Markovich Deych's book "Sinagogi, Molitvenne Doma i
Sostoyashchie pri nikh Dolzhnostne Litsa v Cherte Evreiskoi Osedlosti i
Guberniyakh Kurlyandskoi i Liflyandskoi Rossiiskoi Imperii 1853-1854"[Synagogues,
Prayer Houses and their Employees in the Pale of Settlement and Kurland and
Livonia provinces of the Russian Empire, 1853-1854].
First, corrections: read 'Molitvennye', 'Dolzhnostnye' instead of Molitvenne,
Dolzhnostne. Second, did you check on line the Library of Congress and other
leading libraries in the West? Third, this is really a question for SEELANGS list:
Slavic and East European Languages list, see their web page. You can subscribe at
this address: http://seelangs.home.comcast.net/~seelangs/ Once you are a member,
you can pose this question--not unusual for the list--and I am sure you will get an
answer within a few minutes.

Jules Levin
Los Angeles


Re: Looking for Genrich Markovich Deych's book #general

Jules Levin
 

Cindy Gallard wrote:
I would appreciate it if anyone can tell me how I might obtain or get access to
Professor Genrich Markovich Deych's book "Sinagogi, Molitvenne Doma i
Sostoyashchie pri nikh Dolzhnostne Litsa v Cherte Evreiskoi Osedlosti i
Guberniyakh Kurlyandskoi i Liflyandskoi Rossiiskoi Imperii 1853-1854"[Synagogues,
Prayer Houses and their Employees in the Pale of Settlement and Kurland and
Livonia provinces of the Russian Empire, 1853-1854].
First, corrections: read 'Molitvennye', 'Dolzhnostnye' instead of Molitvenne,
Dolzhnostne. Second, did you check on line the Library of Congress and other
leading libraries in the West? Third, this is really a question for SEELANGS list:
Slavic and East European Languages list, see their web page. You can subscribe at
this address: http://seelangs.home.comcast.net/~seelangs/ Once you are a member,
you can pose this question--not unusual for the list--and I am sure you will get an
answer within a few minutes.

Jules Levin
Los Angeles


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen RUBINSTEIN - Bobruisk, London, Leningrad, Argentina, USA #general

naomi ogin
 

Dear All

Israel/Srol Ber and Dina RUBINSTEIN had a number of children born in Bobruisk,
Minsk, Belarus and surrounds including a town called Chamichly.

Three definitely came to the East End of London, Joseph/Joe, Noocham/Nat and
Rosie/Estra. At present, it seems that Joe was one of the oldest born in 1878.
Rosie was born in 1892. Of the other known siblings, Zelig passed away in Bobruisk
as did Chasa, Leah married and went to Leningrad, Samuel was believed killed aged
13 in Ekaterinoslav and at least two came to Argentina, Ethel who married a
Spaniard and had two sons and Chaim who changed his name to Ricardo and possibly
Rodrigues, not proven. Chaim went to La Plata around 1917 and had three daughters
and some sons. I've not located him on the CEMLA site. If he travelled >from the UK
the closest I could find was Chageur Leib RUBINSTEIN, married, born 1871, a Russian
button maker heading for Buenos Aires.

Do any of these names sound familiar. I would be particularly interested to hear
from researchers who have the RUBINSTEIN surname in any of these locations. I have
already placed the surname on JGFF. It has also shown as RUBENSTEIN and
RAUBINSHIENE.

Please contact me directly unless you feel your reply might be useful to other
genners.

Naomi Ogin ndogin@...
Brisbane
Searching;BLACK,CHERNOSKY,CHORGAN,DAVIDOVITCH,
DAVIDOFF,DAVIDSON,DOMANIS,GOLDWITZ,GREENBERG,HAYUDAH
HIATT,HUNT,LEBUS,MELNICK,OGIN,ORGIN,RABINOVITCH
RABIN,RANDALL,RESNICK,RUBINSTEIN,SCHAPERE
TISMAN,TISHMAN,WILSON,WOLFSON


RUBINSTEIN - Bobruisk, London, Leningrad, Argentina, USA #general

naomi ogin
 

Dear All

Israel/Srol Ber and Dina RUBINSTEIN had a number of children born in Bobruisk,
Minsk, Belarus and surrounds including a town called Chamichly.

Three definitely came to the East End of London, Joseph/Joe, Noocham/Nat and
Rosie/Estra. At present, it seems that Joe was one of the oldest born in 1878.
Rosie was born in 1892. Of the other known siblings, Zelig passed away in Bobruisk
as did Chasa, Leah married and went to Leningrad, Samuel was believed killed aged
13 in Ekaterinoslav and at least two came to Argentina, Ethel who married a
Spaniard and had two sons and Chaim who changed his name to Ricardo and possibly
Rodrigues, not proven. Chaim went to La Plata around 1917 and had three daughters
and some sons. I've not located him on the CEMLA site. If he travelled >from the UK
the closest I could find was Chageur Leib RUBINSTEIN, married, born 1871, a Russian
button maker heading for Buenos Aires.

Do any of these names sound familiar. I would be particularly interested to hear
from researchers who have the RUBINSTEIN surname in any of these locations. I have
already placed the surname on JGFF. It has also shown as RUBENSTEIN and
RAUBINSHIENE.

Please contact me directly unless you feel your reply might be useful to other
genners.

Naomi Ogin ndogin@...
Brisbane
Searching;BLACK,CHERNOSKY,CHORGAN,DAVIDOVITCH,
DAVIDOFF,DAVIDSON,DOMANIS,GOLDWITZ,GREENBERG,HAYUDAH
HIATT,HUNT,LEBUS,MELNICK,OGIN,ORGIN,RABINOVITCH
RABIN,RANDALL,RESNICK,RUBINSTEIN,SCHAPERE
TISMAN,TISHMAN,WILSON,WOLFSON


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Re: Looking for Knihinime #galicia

Alexander Sharon
 

Yossi Yagur wrote

I'm looking for a place in Galicia of the 19th century called
Knihinime (or similar), mentioned in a birth record of one of
my remote family members. What is the current place name?
Yossi Shalom,

Knihinin Wies and Knihinin Kolonia were incorporated within the
city of Stanislawow (currently Ivano Frankivsk) on January 1, 1925.
Kniahinin Wies (Village) was probably the largest rural locality in
Poland (16,554 population in 1921) that only briefly obtained
town status, despite Knihinin being the fourth largest town in
Stanislawow Province (following Kolomyja, Stanislawow and Stryj).

Population statistics:

1900 Austro-Hungarian census

Kniahinin Wies: 14,013 residents, including 5,327 Roman
Catholics (mostly Poles), 3,385 Greek Catholics (Rusyns or
Ukrainians), 5,211 Jews and 90 "others"
Kniahinin Kolonia: 3,875 residents, including 727 Roman
Catholics, 727 Greek Catholics, 681 Jews and 445 "others"
(mostly Germans)


1921 First independent Poland census

Kniahinin Wies: 16,554 residents, including 6,720 Roman
Catholics, 3,254 Greek Catholics, 6,478 Jews, 81 Protestants
and 4 "others"
Kniahinin Kolonia: 6,633 residents, including 3,536 Roman
Catholics, 1,225 Greek Catholics, 956 Protestants, 910 Jews
and 6 "others"

BTW
There is a short clip >from Knihinin located in the Steven
Spielberg Film and Video Archive
http://resources.ushmm.org/film/display/detail.php?file_num=5161

Best,

Alexander Sharon
JGFF Editor


Re: Looking for Knihinime #galicia

Alexander Sharon
 

Yossi Yagur wrote

I'm looking for a place in Galicia of the 19th century called
Knihinime (or similar), mentioned in a birth record of one of
my remote family members. What is the current place name?
Yossi Shalom,

Knihinin Wies and Knihinin Kolonia were incorporated within the
city of Stanislawow (currently Ivano Frankivsk) on January 1, 1925.
Kniahinin Wies (Village) was probably the largest rural locality in
Poland (16,554 population in 1921) that only briefly obtained
town status, despite Knihinin being the fourth largest town in
Stanislawow Province (following Kolomyja, Stanislawow and Stryj).

Population statistics:

1900 Austro-Hungarian census

Kniahinin Wies: 14,013 residents, including 5,327 Roman
Catholics (mostly Poles), 3,385 Greek Catholics (Rusyns or
Ukrainians), 5,211 Jews and 90 "others"
Kniahinin Kolonia: 3,875 residents, including 727 Roman
Catholics, 727 Greek Catholics, 681 Jews and 445 "others"
(mostly Germans)


1921 First independent Poland census

Kniahinin Wies: 16,554 residents, including 6,720 Roman
Catholics, 3,254 Greek Catholics, 6,478 Jews, 81 Protestants
and 4 "others"
Kniahinin Kolonia: 6,633 residents, including 3,536 Roman
Catholics, 1,225 Greek Catholics, 956 Protestants, 910 Jews
and 6 "others"

BTW
There is a short clip >from Knihinin located in the Steven
Spielberg Film and Video Archive
http://resources.ushmm.org/film/display/detail.php?file_num=5161

Best,

Alexander Sharon
JGFF Editor


Latvia SIG #Latvia Jelgava death records 1869. #latvia

Christine Usdin
 


Jelgava death records 1869. #latvia

Christine Usdin
 


Latvia SIG #Latvia Reichesfort? #latvia

Elsebeth Paikin
 

In the naturlatiozation papers Samuel Stolbov
gives his place of birth as "Reichesfort" in Latvia...

Does anyone have any clue as to what the present
day name of the town is?

Thanking you in advance for any help.

Best regards
Elsebeth Paikin
Copenhagen, Denmark


Reichesfort? #latvia

Elsebeth Paikin
 

In the naturlatiozation papers Samuel Stolbov
gives his place of birth as "Reichesfort" in Latvia...

Does anyone have any clue as to what the present
day name of the town is?

Thanking you in advance for any help.

Best regards
Elsebeth Paikin
Copenhagen, Denmark

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