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Four more films of interest to Litvak SIG researchers #lithuania

Steven Lasky <steve725@...>
 

Less than a week ago I announced to the Litvak SIG group that I had put
online within the virtual Museum of Family History twenty short films
produced by Bialystok native Tomek Wisniewski, one of which was about a town
in today's Lithuania, i.e. Siauliai. As of today, there are now twice as
many of Tomek's films available to you, four more specifically about Jewish
life in Lithuania.

The additional towns now represented are Jonava, Kaunas (Kovno), Kupiskis,
and Svencionys (Swieciany).

Jonava: The End of the Jonava Jews
Kaunas: The Jewish Cemetery of Kaunas, 2009 (photos of the cemetery and
gravestones)
Kupiskis: The Jewish Cemetery of Kupiskis
Svencionys: The Jewish Cemetery of Swieciany, 1917.

I hope you find these films interesting. More than half the forty films
available to you have to do with Poland, though there are five that deal
with current towns in Belarus and one in the Ukraine.
The films are listed and linked alphabetically and can be found at
www.museumoffamilyhistory.com/tomek/films.htm

You will also find a few films not associated with any particular town, also
by Tomek:

Chassidim During the Holocaust
Jewish Children of the Holocaust
Jewish Cemeteries until 1945
Snapshots of Genocide


Regards,
Steven Lasky
www.museumoffamilyhistory.com
blog: http://museumoffamilyhistory.blogspot.com
steve@museumoffamilyhistory.com


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Four more films of interest to Litvak SIG researchers #lithuania

Steven Lasky <steve725@...>
 

Less than a week ago I announced to the Litvak SIG group that I had put
online within the virtual Museum of Family History twenty short films
produced by Bialystok native Tomek Wisniewski, one of which was about a town
in today's Lithuania, i.e. Siauliai. As of today, there are now twice as
many of Tomek's films available to you, four more specifically about Jewish
life in Lithuania.

The additional towns now represented are Jonava, Kaunas (Kovno), Kupiskis,
and Svencionys (Swieciany).

Jonava: The End of the Jonava Jews
Kaunas: The Jewish Cemetery of Kaunas, 2009 (photos of the cemetery and
gravestones)
Kupiskis: The Jewish Cemetery of Kupiskis
Svencionys: The Jewish Cemetery of Swieciany, 1917.

I hope you find these films interesting. More than half the forty films
available to you have to do with Poland, though there are five that deal
with current towns in Belarus and one in the Ukraine.
The films are listed and linked alphabetically and can be found at
www.museumoffamilyhistory.com/tomek/films.htm

You will also find a few films not associated with any particular town, also
by Tomek:

Chassidim During the Holocaust
Jewish Children of the Holocaust
Jewish Cemeteries until 1945
Snapshots of Genocide


Regards,
Steven Lasky
www.museumoffamilyhistory.com
blog: http://museumoffamilyhistory.blogspot.com
steve@museumoffamilyhistory.com


Jewish Genealogical Society of Tampa Bay June Meeting #general

Sally Israel
 

*Jewish Genealogical Society of Tampa Bay Meeting
Sharing Successes In Genealogical Research**
Members' Genealogical Research Success Stories
Sunday, June 13, 2010*

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Tampa Bay will meet at Gulf Coast
Jewish Family Services, 14041 Icot Blvd., Clearwater, Florida on Sunday,
June 13, 2010. A pre-program social with light refreshments and library
access begins at 1:30 PM, The program starts at 2:00 PM.

This program will be an information sharing session where individual
researchers will report on significant discoveries they made in their
family research and how they were able to achieve these successes. These
successes will provide insight and give encouragement to others on how
they too can achieve success in their family research. Bring a success
story with you, and tell us about it.

The Jewish Genealogical Society’s library and research resources
including printed materials and Internet access, along with guided
assistance and information exchange >from experienced researchers will be
available to participants at the meeting. Members may check out library
materials to take home.

The purpose of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Tampa Bay is to assist
interested individuals in learning about Jewish genealogy and how to
research and document their own family histories. The Society does this
by facilitating the exchange of research information, encouraging and
facilitating research activities, educating members to help themselves
and others, making available research resources and materials, arranging
genealogical research tours and presenting monthly programs of interest
to Jewish genealogical researchers.

Anyone interested in learning how to do Jewish genealogical research is
invited to attend. Beginners as well as experienced researchers are
welcome. For further information on the Jewish Genealogical Society of
Tampa Bay or directions to the meeting call Clint Elbow at 727-786-5518.

Sally U. Israel
St. Petersburg, FL


Kalvarija Records #lithuania

Stewart K. Bernstein <skbernst123@...>
 

With regard to my previous posting and Howard's reply, of course he is
correct. Since all of my Kalvarija (Louis Rubin) research is previous to
1900 I did not have 1922-1939 records in mind. My apologizes to Howard for
my misquote. I do wish to thank him for some research suggestions which he
sent to me privately.

Stewart K. Bernstein


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Jewish Genealogical Society of Tampa Bay June Meeting #general

Sally Israel
 

*Jewish Genealogical Society of Tampa Bay Meeting
Sharing Successes In Genealogical Research**
Members' Genealogical Research Success Stories
Sunday, June 13, 2010*

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Tampa Bay will meet at Gulf Coast
Jewish Family Services, 14041 Icot Blvd., Clearwater, Florida on Sunday,
June 13, 2010. A pre-program social with light refreshments and library
access begins at 1:30 PM, The program starts at 2:00 PM.

This program will be an information sharing session where individual
researchers will report on significant discoveries they made in their
family research and how they were able to achieve these successes. These
successes will provide insight and give encouragement to others on how
they too can achieve success in their family research. Bring a success
story with you, and tell us about it.

The Jewish Genealogical Society’s library and research resources
including printed materials and Internet access, along with guided
assistance and information exchange >from experienced researchers will be
available to participants at the meeting. Members may check out library
materials to take home.

The purpose of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Tampa Bay is to assist
interested individuals in learning about Jewish genealogy and how to
research and document their own family histories. The Society does this
by facilitating the exchange of research information, encouraging and
facilitating research activities, educating members to help themselves
and others, making available research resources and materials, arranging
genealogical research tours and presenting monthly programs of interest
to Jewish genealogical researchers.

Anyone interested in learning how to do Jewish genealogical research is
invited to attend. Beginners as well as experienced researchers are
welcome. For further information on the Jewish Genealogical Society of
Tampa Bay or directions to the meeting call Clint Elbow at 727-786-5518.

Sally U. Israel
St. Petersburg, FL


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Kalvarija Records #lithuania

Stewart K. Bernstein <skbernst123@...>
 

With regard to my previous posting and Howard's reply, of course he is
correct. Since all of my Kalvarija (Louis Rubin) research is previous to
1900 I did not have 1922-1939 records in mind. My apologizes to Howard for
my misquote. I do wish to thank him for some research suggestions which he
sent to me privately.

Stewart K. Bernstein


Louis Rubin #lithuania

Howard Margol
 

< From: "Stewart K. Bernstein" <skbernst123@yahoo.com>
Howard Margol has told me a number of times that no know vital civil
records for Calvaria currently exist. >

That is not exactly correct. All of the Kalvarija marriage, divorce, and
death records for 1922-1939 were translated in November, 2009 and made
available to all qualified donors to the project. Unfortunately, Kalvarija
vital records for the earlier years no longer exist.

I would suggest that Stewart, as well as other researchers, do a town
search for Kalvarija in the All Lithuania Database. Many times records
from other towns will appear, pertaining to someone who was born or
registered in Kalvarija but was living elsewhere.

Howard Margol


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Louis Rubin #lithuania

Howard Margol
 

< From: "Stewart K. Bernstein" <skbernst123@yahoo.com>
Howard Margol has told me a number of times that no know vital civil
records for Calvaria currently exist. >

That is not exactly correct. All of the Kalvarija marriage, divorce, and
death records for 1922-1939 were translated in November, 2009 and made
available to all qualified donors to the project. Unfortunately, Kalvarija
vital records for the earlier years no longer exist.

I would suggest that Stewart, as well as other researchers, do a town
search for Kalvarija in the All Lithuania Database. Many times records
from other towns will appear, pertaining to someone who was born or
registered in Kalvarija but was living elsewhere.

Howard Margol


The "Tzippur" River In or Near Cecowa, Galicia #poland

Stanley and Shelda Sandler
 

My grandfather always said he was >from "Tzetziv on the Tzippur River." I
have located the town of Tzetziv (Cecowa) in Tarnopol province in Galicia.
His birth record and those of his immediate family are together with the
records >from Zborow(Tarnopol province). However, the "Tzippur (or some
alternate spelling) River" eludes me. I have scoured maps with no success.
I am aware that "Tzippur" may be the Yiddish name of the river and/or it may
be spelled quite differently >from the way it sounds (example: Cecowa =
Tzetziv). Can anyone locate the "Tzippur" River on a map and tell me where
it is?

I sincerely thank you in advance.

Good Shabbos.

Private responses appreciated.

Shelda Sandler
stanshel@msn.com
Springfield, Pennsylvania

Researching: APTOWITZER, Tarnopol Province, Galicia; BACHIN/BAKHIN (or
alternate spelling), Mogilev Gubernia, Belarus; Ludzki/Lodzki (or alternate
spelling), Zgierz, Poland; SCHAKHNOVITZ/SCHAKHNOVITCH (or alternate
spelling), Mogilev Gubernia, Belarus; SZAJMAN, probably area of Zgierz or
Lodz, Poland; NAJFELD/NEUFELD, Zawichost, Poland


JRI Poland #Poland The "Tzippur" River In or Near Cecowa, Galicia #poland

Stanley and Shelda Sandler
 

My grandfather always said he was >from "Tzetziv on the Tzippur River." I
have located the town of Tzetziv (Cecowa) in Tarnopol province in Galicia.
His birth record and those of his immediate family are together with the
records >from Zborow(Tarnopol province). However, the "Tzippur (or some
alternate spelling) River" eludes me. I have scoured maps with no success.
I am aware that "Tzippur" may be the Yiddish name of the river and/or it may
be spelled quite differently >from the way it sounds (example: Cecowa =
Tzetziv). Can anyone locate the "Tzippur" River on a map and tell me where
it is?

I sincerely thank you in advance.

Good Shabbos.

Private responses appreciated.

Shelda Sandler
stanshel@msn.com
Springfield, Pennsylvania

Researching: APTOWITZER, Tarnopol Province, Galicia; BACHIN/BAKHIN (or
alternate spelling), Mogilev Gubernia, Belarus; Ludzki/Lodzki (or alternate
spelling), Zgierz, Poland; SCHAKHNOVITZ/SCHAKHNOVITCH (or alternate
spelling), Mogilev Gubernia, Belarus; SZAJMAN, probably area of Zgierz or
Lodz, Poland; NAJFELD/NEUFELD, Zawichost, Poland


Many more Tomek Wisniewski films now available to you #poland

Steven Lasky <steve725@...>
 

A week ago I announced to the group that I had put online within the virtual
Museum of Family History ten short films produced by Bialystok native Tomek
Wisniewski, all about towns and cities that are in Poland today or that once
were before World War II. There are now forty such films available for
viewing, most of which have to do with towns and cities in the Poland of
today or before World War II. Many include montages of old postcards or
pre-war family photographs or gravestones found within Jewish cemeteries.
You will also find short historical film footage in some of Tomek's films.
Most all of the films include some instrumental or vocal music. For a few
films, where there is substantial Polish dialogue, I have included an
English transcript, courtesy of a couple of volunteers who graciously
offered their services and translated the Polish.

The films were all produced by Bialystok native Tomek Wisniewski. There are
too many titles to list here, so I suggest you visit the "Films of Tomek
Wisnewski" page at the Museum at
www.museumoffamilyhistory.com/tomek/films.htm
and find which ones sound interesting to you.

The Polish towns and cities now represented are: Biala Podlaska, Bialystok
(nine films), Bielsk Podlaski, Krasnosielc (about the Wrona, i.e. Warner
Brothers who came >from here), Kutno, Laszczow, Lodz, Lublin, Narewka, Orla,
Suwalki, Tykocin, Warszawa, Wegrow and Zabludow. The towns that were in
Poland before World War II but are now part of another country and are
represented in one of Tomek's films are: Swieciany (now Svencionys in
Lithuania), Baranowicze (now Baraovichy, Belarus), Grodno (now Hrodna,
Belarus), Kosow Poleski (now Kossovo, Belarus), and Olyka (same name, in the
Ukraine).

I hope you find these films interesting.

You will also find a few films not associated with any particular town, also
by Tomek:

Chassidim During the Holocaust
Jewish Children of the Holocaust
Jewish Cemeteries until 1945
Snapshots of Genocide

Regards,
Steven Lasky
www.museumoffamilyhistory.com
blog: http://museumoffamilyhistory.blogspot.com
steve@museumoffamilyhistory.com


JRI Poland #Poland Many more Tomek Wisniewski films now available to you #poland

Steven Lasky <steve725@...>
 

A week ago I announced to the group that I had put online within the virtual
Museum of Family History ten short films produced by Bialystok native Tomek
Wisniewski, all about towns and cities that are in Poland today or that once
were before World War II. There are now forty such films available for
viewing, most of which have to do with towns and cities in the Poland of
today or before World War II. Many include montages of old postcards or
pre-war family photographs or gravestones found within Jewish cemeteries.
You will also find short historical film footage in some of Tomek's films.
Most all of the films include some instrumental or vocal music. For a few
films, where there is substantial Polish dialogue, I have included an
English transcript, courtesy of a couple of volunteers who graciously
offered their services and translated the Polish.

The films were all produced by Bialystok native Tomek Wisniewski. There are
too many titles to list here, so I suggest you visit the "Films of Tomek
Wisnewski" page at the Museum at
www.museumoffamilyhistory.com/tomek/films.htm
and find which ones sound interesting to you.

The Polish towns and cities now represented are: Biala Podlaska, Bialystok
(nine films), Bielsk Podlaski, Krasnosielc (about the Wrona, i.e. Warner
Brothers who came >from here), Kutno, Laszczow, Lodz, Lublin, Narewka, Orla,
Suwalki, Tykocin, Warszawa, Wegrow and Zabludow. The towns that were in
Poland before World War II but are now part of another country and are
represented in one of Tomek's films are: Swieciany (now Svencionys in
Lithuania), Baranowicze (now Baraovichy, Belarus), Grodno (now Hrodna,
Belarus), Kosow Poleski (now Kossovo, Belarus), and Olyka (same name, in the
Ukraine).

I hope you find these films interesting.

You will also find a few films not associated with any particular town, also
by Tomek:

Chassidim During the Holocaust
Jewish Children of the Holocaust
Jewish Cemeteries until 1945
Snapshots of Genocide

Regards,
Steven Lasky
www.museumoffamilyhistory.com
blog: http://museumoffamilyhistory.blogspot.com
steve@museumoffamilyhistory.com


Many more Tomek Wisniewski films now available to you #poland

Steven Lasky <steve725@...>
 

A week ago I announced to the group that I had put online within the virtual
Museum of Family History ten short films produced by Bialystok native Tomek
Wisniewski, all about towns and cities that are in Poland today or that once
were before World War II. There are now forty such films available for
viewing, most of which have to do with towns and cities in the Poland of
today or before World War II. Many include montages of old postcards or
pre-war family photographs or gravestones found within Jewish cemeteries.
You will also find short historical film footage in some of Tomek's films.
Most all of the films include some instrumental or vocal music. For a few
films, where there is substantial Polish dialogue, I have included an
English transcript, courtesy of a couple of volunteers who graciously
offered their services and translated the Polish.

The films were all produced by Bialystok native Tomek Wisniewski. There are
too many titles to list here, so I suggest you visit the "Films of Tomek
Wisnewski" page at the Museum at
www.museumoffamilyhistory.com/tomek/films.htm
and find which ones sound interesting to you.

The Polish towns and cities now represented are: Biala Podlaska, Bialystok
(nine films), Bielsk Podlaski, Krasnosielc (about the Wrona, i.e. Warner
Brothers who came >from here), Kutno, Laszczow, Lodz, Lublin, Narewka, Orla,
Suwalki, Tykocin, Warszawa, Wegrow and Zabludow. The towns that were in
Poland before World War II but are now part of another country and are
represented in one of Tomek's films are: Swieciany (now Svencionys in
Lithuania), Baranowicze (now Baraovichy, Belarus), Grodno (now Hrodna,
Belarus), Kosow Poleski (now Kossovo, Belarus), and Olyka (same name, in the
Ukraine).

I hope you find these films interesting.

You will also find a few films not associated with any particular town, also
by Tomek:

Chassidim During the Holocaust
Jewish Children of the Holocaust
Jewish Cemeteries until 1945
Snapshots of Genocide

Regards,
Steven Lasky
www.museumoffamilyhistory.com
blog: http://museumoffamilyhistory.blogspot.com
steve@museumoffamilyhistory.com


BialyGen: Bialystok Region #Bialystok #Poland Many more Tomek Wisniewski films now available to you #poland

Steven Lasky <steve725@...>
 

A week ago I announced to the group that I had put online within the virtual
Museum of Family History ten short films produced by Bialystok native Tomek
Wisniewski, all about towns and cities that are in Poland today or that once
were before World War II. There are now forty such films available for
viewing, most of which have to do with towns and cities in the Poland of
today or before World War II. Many include montages of old postcards or
pre-war family photographs or gravestones found within Jewish cemeteries.
You will also find short historical film footage in some of Tomek's films.
Most all of the films include some instrumental or vocal music. For a few
films, where there is substantial Polish dialogue, I have included an
English transcript, courtesy of a couple of volunteers who graciously
offered their services and translated the Polish.

The films were all produced by Bialystok native Tomek Wisniewski. There are
too many titles to list here, so I suggest you visit the "Films of Tomek
Wisnewski" page at the Museum at
www.museumoffamilyhistory.com/tomek/films.htm
and find which ones sound interesting to you.

The Polish towns and cities now represented are: Biala Podlaska, Bialystok
(nine films), Bielsk Podlaski, Krasnosielc (about the Wrona, i.e. Warner
Brothers who came >from here), Kutno, Laszczow, Lodz, Lublin, Narewka, Orla,
Suwalki, Tykocin, Warszawa, Wegrow and Zabludow. The towns that were in
Poland before World War II but are now part of another country and are
represented in one of Tomek's films are: Swieciany (now Svencionys in
Lithuania), Baranowicze (now Baraovichy, Belarus), Grodno (now Hrodna,
Belarus), Kosow Poleski (now Kossovo, Belarus), and Olyka (same name, in the
Ukraine).

I hope you find these films interesting.

You will also find a few films not associated with any particular town, also
by Tomek:

Chassidim During the Holocaust
Jewish Children of the Holocaust
Jewish Cemeteries until 1945
Snapshots of Genocide

Regards,
Steven Lasky
www.museumoffamilyhistory.com
blog: http://museumoffamilyhistory.blogspot.com
steve@museumoffamilyhistory.com


News from the Israel Genealogical Society #galicia

Daniel Horowitz <webmaster@...>
 

The Israel Genealogical Society is pleased to invite presentations
from potential speakers in English and/or Hebrew for the Sixth
Annual One Day Seminar on Jewish Genealogy. The seminar will
be held on Tuesday, 2 Kislev 5771 - November 9, 2010 at Beit
Hatfutzot, Tel Aviv University, Israel.

Our topic this year is: Jewish Families migration split - Some
Went East (Eretz Israel) and Some Went Elsewhere
Deadline: 30 June 2010
http://tinyurl.com/39svn55

If you are planing a trip to Israel and would like to spare some
time lecturing at one of our branches, please contact our
officers. We love to have international lecturers.
http://www.isragen.org.il/siteFiles/1/157/4567.asp

You can also be a member of the IGS.
Membership benefits include:
- Free entrance to all the lectures and events organized by the branches
- Discount to IGS seminars, training classes, and special events
- Access to IGS on-loan specialized genealogy libraries
- Free e-mail subscription to IGS monthly newsletter
- A subscription to Sharsheret Hadorot bi-lingual journal
For more information visit:
http://tinyurl.com/34q9q3y

The latest issue of the IGS bi-lingual journal "Sharsheret
Hadorot" is already available. A single copy costs $15, payable
by check. Anyone interested should contact Lea Gedalia
(leahgedalia AT gmail.com)

Daniel Horowitz
IAJGS Board Member / Webmaster
http://www.iajgs.org
daniel@iajgs.org


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia News from the Israel Genealogical Society #galicia

Daniel Horowitz <webmaster@...>
 

The Israel Genealogical Society is pleased to invite presentations
from potential speakers in English and/or Hebrew for the Sixth
Annual One Day Seminar on Jewish Genealogy. The seminar will
be held on Tuesday, 2 Kislev 5771 - November 9, 2010 at Beit
Hatfutzot, Tel Aviv University, Israel.

Our topic this year is: Jewish Families migration split - Some
Went East (Eretz Israel) and Some Went Elsewhere
Deadline: 30 June 2010
http://tinyurl.com/39svn55

If you are planing a trip to Israel and would like to spare some
time lecturing at one of our branches, please contact our
officers. We love to have international lecturers.
http://www.isragen.org.il/siteFiles/1/157/4567.asp

You can also be a member of the IGS.
Membership benefits include:
- Free entrance to all the lectures and events organized by the branches
- Discount to IGS seminars, training classes, and special events
- Access to IGS on-loan specialized genealogy libraries
- Free e-mail subscription to IGS monthly newsletter
- A subscription to Sharsheret Hadorot bi-lingual journal
For more information visit:
http://tinyurl.com/34q9q3y

The latest issue of the IGS bi-lingual journal "Sharsheret
Hadorot" is already available. A single copy costs $15, payable
by check. Anyone interested should contact Lea Gedalia
(leahgedalia AT gmail.com)

Daniel Horowitz
IAJGS Board Member / Webmaster
http://www.iajgs.org
daniel@iajgs.org


birth before marriage --thank you #general

Miriam Eguchi <miriamj@...>
 

Thank you to the many people who responded to my query about recorded
marriage dates being earlier than the birth date of the first child. The
consensus seems to be that the religious marriage took place much earlier
and religious Jews wouldn't have gotten pregnant before the religious
marriage, although one person knew of an exception to this.

Miriam Eguchi


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen birth before marriage --thank you #general

Miriam Eguchi <miriamj@...>
 

Thank you to the many people who responded to my query about recorded
marriage dates being earlier than the birth date of the first child. The
consensus seems to be that the religious marriage took place much earlier
and religious Jews wouldn't have gotten pregnant before the religious
marriage, although one person knew of an exception to this.

Miriam Eguchi


Re: Naturalization papers and change of name in the UK #general

rv Kaplan
 

Try this link to the website of the National Archives in London:
http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/catalogue/search.asp

Harvey Kaplan
Glasgow, Scotland

On 21 May 2010 09:38, Jon Aarons <Jon.Aarons@fd.com> wrote:

May I ask all those friends who mention having obtained naturalization
papers for ancestors, what is the process that you followed for
obtaining these in the UK?


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Naturalization papers and change of name in the UK #general

rv Kaplan
 

Try this link to the website of the National Archives in London:
http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/catalogue/search.asp

Harvey Kaplan
Glasgow, Scotland

On 21 May 2010 09:38, Jon Aarons <Jon.Aarons@fd.com> wrote:

May I ask all those friends who mention having obtained naturalization
papers for ancestors, what is the process that you followed for
obtaining these in the UK?