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Re: Translation Request

Cindy g
 

I have received translations for Berek and Chana. Still need Krendla. Thanks again.

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On Thu, Oct 17, 2019 at 10:07 PM Cindy g <gallardc@...> wrote:
I have attached three documents written in Russian with the hopes that some kind soul can translate them for me.  
Gratefully, 
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Translation Request

Cindy g
 

I have attached three documents written in Russian with the hopes that some kind soul can translate them for me.  
Gratefully, 
Cindy Gallard

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Re: Irish Lord Mayor #lithuania

Barbara Mannlein <bsmannlein@...>
 


The only Jews elected to that position were: Lewis Wormser (1876) who died before taking office,   Robert Briscoe 1956, 1961, and his Ben Beiscoe in 1988.

Jews elected in other parts of the country were:
1555,                   William Annyas             Mayor of Youghal (County Cork),  
1569, 1576, 1581, Francis Annyas (Ãnes)   Mayor of Youghal, 
1899, 1904,          Otto Yaffe,                    Lord Mayor of Belfast, 
1977,                   Gerald Goldberg,           Lord Mayor of Cork.  
The Annyas were Sephardic.

Perhaps a relative worked for one of them….. and the family embroidered the story.

Barbara Mannlein
Tucson, AZ

On Oct 17, 2019, at 10:43 AM, susan.wolman@... wrote:

My family is from Lithuania (Kovno Guburnia - Gudel/Godeliai) KAGAN/COHEN 
Family lore has it that a cousin was Lord High Mayor of Dublin.  This was before 1970.  Perhaps not even Dublin.   Any ideas of how to solve this mystery.   I would say it was fantasy except that the same story was repeated by a family member who I did not grow up knowing.

We are NOT related to Briscoe but could there be another one?

Susan   
Researching

KAGAN/COHEN - Gudel/Godeliai, Lithuania, New York
POLIANSKI - Lithuania, New York and Pennsylvania
WOLMAN - Minsk, Belarus, New York/New Jersey
PALEY - Shatsk, Belarus, New York, Connecticut



Bessarabia Cemetery projects #bessarabia

Yefim Kogan
 

Dear Reseachers, friends,   חג שמח   

 I want to update you with the progress on Cemetery project in our Bessarabia/Moldova region.

- Kishinev Jewish cemetery - we have completed Sector 5 and sent 2,681 burial records with 2,441 photos to JOWBR.  We have now total of 5,539 burial records with 4,977 images from 3 sectors 2, 4 and 5).  This is probably 25-30% of all graves indexed and photographed.

                -- our photographers are working now on Sector 1, 3 and 6.  Although the work is so hard.  You can see your self at a clip done by Serghey Daniliuk, who is our main photographer in Bessarabia/Moldova: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6QeW3wi6gHc   This is a clip mostly for the sectors 6 and 8.  If you stop at 1:21 you see an old chapel partly destroyed.   

From the map at the Burial Registry book, it is written for example that Sector 6 has total of 3,137 graves, and from that number 1,431 are not identified!  Please see map attached, in black is sector 6. 

- Vadu-lui-vlad (Dombrovitsa) - cemetery is almost destroyed and we were able to read only several inscriptions.  We may go to that cemetery one more time, because part of it was not accessible. The records and images are going to be sent to JOWBR by the end of this month. 

- Lipkany Jewish cemetery  (Phase 2) - this was a Clearing paths project, and a lot of cleaning was done. Another 1000+ images are in process at the "second" reading and confidently be sent to JOWBR in 1-2 months.

- Beltsy Jewish cemetery - another phase was done, and we received 500+ images. We will process them hopefull by the end of this year.

- Brazil, San Paulo, Cemitério_Israelita_da_Vila_Mariana.  We have 500+ records (no photos) from a cemetery registry for people from mostly Bessarabia and some also from Kamenets Podolsky, Mogolev-Podolsky, Chernovitz, Yampol.  Unfortunately there are no Dates of death in that book, and I am trying to find out if there are records, possible images of these graves. 

If you live in San Paulo, Brazil or know someone who is from that city who can help us , please let me know.  That would be very much appreciated.

- Ataki, Phase 2 will be done in spring of 2020. 

- There are several more cemeteries we need to work with, but I am not sure if we will have time for that.

Please let me know if you have any questions, ideas, proposals, or you may know a cemetery which is not in our Inventory list https://www.jewishgen.org/bessarabia/files/cemetery/Inventory201909-September.htm

All the best,

Yefim Kogan
Director of Bessarabia Research
JewishGen.org


Lecture: The Jewish Life of Alexander Hamilton

Phil Goldfarb
 



 
How many of you have seen the Broadway play, Hamilton? Were you aware that there is suggestive evidence that Alexander Hamilton was Jewish?

On behalf of the JEWISH GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY OF TULSA we would like to invite you to attend a lecture by one of the country’s leading scholars on Alexander Hamilton, Dr. Andrew Porwancher for a lecture titled: The Jewish Life of Alexander Hamilton. Drawing on previously untapped resources in the West Indies, Professor Andrew Porwancher makes the case for Hamilton’s Jewish ancestry and explores his ongoing relationships with Jews throughout his lifetime.

The one-hour program with a question and answer segment will be held on Sunday, November 3 at 2:00 pm in the auditorium of the Charles Schusterman Jewish Community Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
 
Dr. Porwancher has written a book to be published by Harvard University Press in the fall of 2020 also titled: “The Jewish Life of Alexander Hamilton.” The book was started before the Broadway play!
 
A native of Princeton, New Jersey, Andrew Porwancher earned degrees from Brown and Northwestern before completing his PhD in history at Cambridge. His fourth book, Theodore Roosevelt and the Jews will be published by Princeton University Press. He is the Wick Cary Associate Professor at the University of Oklahoma where he teaches Legal History as well as an affiliated faculty member of the Schusterman Center of Judaic History.
 
He has held research fellowships at several universities, including Oxford, Princeton, Yeshiva, and Texas. In 2017, Porwancher won the Longmire Prize for innovative teaching. A theater company in Dublin is currently adapting his first book—The Devil Himself (Oxford, 2016)—for the stage.

You do not want to miss this exciting and most interesting free presentation.
 
For questions, e-mail Phil Goldfarb
, President of the JGS of Tulsa at phil.goldfarb@...


The Jewish Life of Alexander Hamilton Lecture. #usa

Phil Goldfarb
 



 
How many of you have seen the Broadway play, Hamilton? Were you aware that there is suggestive evidence that Alexander Hamilton was Jewish?

On behalf of the JEWISH GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY OF TULSA we would like to invite you to attend a lecture by one of the country’s leading scholars on Alexander Hamilton, Dr. Andrew Porwancher for a lecture titled: The Jewish Life of Alexander Hamilton. Drawing on previously untapped resources in the West Indies, Professor Andrew Porwancher makes the case for Hamilton’s Jewish ancestry and explores his ongoing relationships with Jews throughout his lifetime.

The one-hour program with a question and answer segment will be held on Sunday, November 3 at 2:00 pm in the auditorium of the Charles Schusterman Jewish Community Center in Tulsa,  Oklahoma.
 
Dr. Porwancher has written a book to be published by Harvard University Press in the fall of 2020 also titled: “The Jewish Life of Alexander Hamilton.” The book was started before the play hit Broadway!
 
A native of Princeton, New Jersey, Andrew Porwancher earned degrees from Brown and Northwestern before completing his PhD in history at Cambridge. His fourth book, Theodore Roosevelt and the Jews will be published by Princeton University Press. He is the Wick Cary Associate Professor at the University of Oklahoma where he teaches Legal History as well as an affiliated faculty member of the Schusterman Center of Judaic History.
 
He has held research fellowships at several universities, including Oxford, Princeton, Yeshiva, and Texas. In 2017, Porwancher won the Longmire Prize for innovative teaching. A theater company in Dublin is currently adapting his first book—The Devil Himself (Oxford, 2016)—for the stage.

You do not want to miss this exciting and most interesting free presentation.
 
For questions, e-mail Phil Goldfarb
, President of the JGS of Tulsa at phil.goldfarb@...


Murakhovsky family of Tarashcha, Ukraine / Мураховская семья Тараща, Украина #israel #ukraine

Joseph Walder
 

I am trying to locate descendants of my maternal grandmother’s siblings in Ukraine, Russia or Israel. My grandmother was Enta Ester Murakhovskaya from the town of Tarashcha, about 100 km south of Kiev. Her parents were Moshe Murakhovsky and Krenie Luchanskaya. She was born in 1897, the youngest of many children. Several of her siblings emigrated to the United States.

Enta's sister Khava Murakhovskaya married Sheilyk Kramer. They were killed at Kalinindorf in 1941. At least two of Chava’s daughters emigrated to Israel in the 1990s: Klara Sorkin and Shika Kramer. They both wrote Yad Vashem pages of testimony regarding Chana in about 1995. Klara died in 2014; I have no idea about Shika.

Enta’s sister-in-law Blyuma was the widow of Yenta’s brother Emanuil Murakhovsky. Blyuma was killed at Babi Yar. At least three of their daughters were killed:  Khaya Benderski, Khana Murakhovskaya and Bella Kosoi. Pages of testimony for Blyuma and the three daughters were written in 2000 by Anna L'vovna Landa, who emigrated to Israel. Anna Landa described herself as a niece to the three daughters and as a grand-daughter of Blyuma.

Enta had a sister named Rissel Murakhovskaya born in about 1890. Rissel's husband may have been named Yankel.

I would appreciate if anyone with information would contact me at jscottwalder@....

With thanks--Joseph Walder, Portland, Oregon, USA

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Я пытаюсь найти потомков братьев и сестер моей бабушки по материнской линии в Украине, России или Израиле. Моей бабушкой была Энта Эстер Мураховская из города Тараща, примерно в 100 км к югу от Киева. Ее родителями были Моше Мураховский и Крения Лучанская. Она родилась в 1897 году, самая младшая из многих детей. Несколько ее братьев и сестер эмигрировали в Соединенные Штаты.

Сестра Энты Хава Мураховская вышла замуж за Шейлика Крамера. Они были убиты в Калининдорфе в 1941 году. По крайней мере, две дочери Чавы эмигрировали в Израиль в 1990-х годах: Клара Соркин и Шика Крамер. Они оба написали «Яд Вашем» страницы свидетельств о Хане примерно в 1995 году. Клара умерла в 2014 году; Я понятия не имею о Шике.

Золовка Энты Блюма была вдовой брата Йенты Эмануила Мураховского. Блюма был убит в Бабьем Яру. По меньшей мере три их дочери были убиты: Хая Бендерский, Хана Мураховская и Белла Косой. Страницы свидетельств для Блюмы и трех дочерей были написаны в 2000 году Анной Львовной Ландой, которая эмигрировала в Израиль. Анна Ланда назвала себя племянницей трех дочерей и внучкой Блюмы.

У Энты была сестра по имени Рисель Мураховская, родившаяся примерно в 1890 году.
Мужа Рисселя, возможно, звали Янкель.

Я был бы признателен, если бы кто-нибудь с информацией связался со мной по адресу jscottwalder@....

С благодарностью - Джозеф Уолдер, Портленд, Орегон, США


JGS of Long Island Meeting

Jackie Wasserstein
 

The next meeting of the Jewish Genealogy Society of Long Island will be held on Sunday, October 27.  Time: 2:OO PM.     Place: Midi-Island Y JCC  45 Manetto Hill Road Plainview, New York     www.miyjcc.org

Topic: Jewish Genealogy: News You Can Use

Our panel of experts, Alex Calzareth, Fern Gutman, Renee Steinig and Chuck Weinstein, will discuss news from the world of Jewish Genealogy.  They will talk about new resources on JewishGen, Holocaust records on Ancestry, the debut of a JGSLI Family Finder, JGSLI's library collection and more.  There will be a Q &A following the lecture.  We will also show  a video of the moving presentation made to Chuck Weinstein, JewishGen's Volunteer of the year, at the 2019 IAJGS conference in Clevelalnd.

Admission is free and all are welcom.  Our Maven's will be available at 1:30 PM to take your genealogy questions


The JGS of Montreal's next program:

merlebk18@...
 

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JEWISH GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY OF MONTREAL

in association with the

JEWISH PUBLIC LIBRARY     

presents:

Zack Ellis

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Eliciting Stories in Genealogy

For genealogists, storytelling & interviews can add the elusive historical texture that factual documents simply cannot provide. Zack will demonstrate the use of The Hero’s Journey storytelling framework as a guide for preparing for an interview, eliciting compelling stories, asking follow up questions during the interview & effectively retelling those stories.

  The meeting will be held on

Monday, November 04, 2019, at 7:30 pm

Gelber Conference Centre

5151 Cote Ste-Catherine/1 Carré Cummings

 

 

 

For all information on our upcoming meetings & Sunday Morning Family Tree Workshops - JGS of Montreal Hotline - 24 hours a day:

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Irish Lord Mayor #lithuania

susan.wolman
 

My family is from Lithuania (Kovno Guburnia - Gudel/Godeliai) KAGAN/COHEN 
Family lore has it that a cousin was Lord High Mayor of Dublin.  This was before 1970.  Perhaps not even Dublin.   Any ideas of how to solve this mystery.   I would say it was fantasy except that the same story was repeated by a family member who I did not grow up knowing.

We are NOT related to Briscoe but could there be another one?

Susan   
Researching

KAGAN/COHEN - Gudel/Godeliai, Lithuania, New York
POLIANSKI - Lithuania, New York and Pennsylvania
WOLMAN - Minsk, Belarus, New York/New Jersey
PALEY - Shatsk, Belarus, New York, Connecticut

 


Re: Jewish Hungarian baron? #hungary

Judi Gyory Missel
 

Members of my family were ennobled as well. The name was originally Hirschfeld, but several members changed it to Hetees. They were from Galgocz but lived in Budapest by that time. Antal Hirschfeld, a doctor and lawyer, became Anton Hetees in 1904 and was ennobled on 7 Apr 1910 in Budapest. His brother Moritz David Hirschfeld, a commercial adviser,  was ennobled at the same time. They are listed as Galgocsi Hetees, which consistent with the format Raphael Patai mentions in Vivian's response. 

Judi Missel
Mesa, Arizona


Re: JewishGen Discussion Group Update

Jeffrey Knisbacher
 

While I am happy with the ability to add attachments and use foreign fonts, I, too, am unhappy that we were not, by default, put into the one digest a day format (unless we had previously requested something else). Am also unhappy that we suddenly have to sign in and choose a password. But what I am most unhappy about is that I had been wanting to respond to a kind gentleman who had offered help in Melbourne, Australia, where we have deceased relatives that we are trying to find out more about; e.g., possible obits, Hebrew names, possible friends who knew them. In the mass of "main" digests, which I tried to check thru but finally gave up and simply deleted, I now can't find that gentleman and do not know how to email him. Very frustrating!    Jeff Knisbacher, long time member


INTRO - (again) #germany

Hanna Grossman <hannakg38@...>
 

MODERATOR NOTE: A few weeks ago, JewishGen sent messages to all
Email list subscribers. Subscribers (members) were asked to confirm
that they wanted to receive Email >from JewishGen lists. It's possible
that people who did not confirm their interest were removed from
member / subscriber lists. Long-time GerSIG member Ms. Grossman may
have been removed >from the GerSIG list for this reason.

The JewishGen GerSIG Email group has received ** very ** few messages
since early October. I'd encourage GerSIG members to participate
in our group conversation now to re-invigorate the list.
GerSIGmod 1 ========>

Hello,
I am introducing myself again even though I have been a member of GerSIG for
many years. This is because I have just had to unsubscribe and
resubscribe.

I have been doing genealogy research for a good 20 years, I consider
myself intermediate in research and in computer and internet use.
I have identified the names and dates of birth and death of my paternal
great great grandparents; the same information of the maternal great
grandparents. My research goals now are to find the vital records of
some of the sisters of these ancestors and identify their descendants.

More immediately I am attempting to find the details of the Holocaust
fate of my aunt by marriage Eva ROSENFELD, born BORN.

I am also interested in finding the descendants of some of the uncles
and great uncles on the KIRCHHEIMER side who emigrated to South America.

The names I am studying are KIRCHHEIMER, KRISTELLER, ROSENFELD,
ROSENBAUM.
The places to which I have traced my ancestors include
Berwangen, Baden, Germany 1700-1900; Heilbronn, Baden 1850-present
Marienwerder, W. Prussia 1850-1900; Flatow, W. Prussia, 1800-1850
Gogolin, Silesia, Germany, 1800-1900; Kuttlau, Silesia 1850-1900
Berlin, Brandenburg, Germany 1900-present

Hanna Grossman hannakg38@gmail.com Arlington, VA


German SIG #Germany INTRO - (again) #germany

Hanna Grossman <hannakg38@...>
 

MODERATOR NOTE: A few weeks ago, JewishGen sent messages to all
Email list subscribers. Subscribers (members) were asked to confirm
that they wanted to receive Email >from JewishGen lists. It's possible
that people who did not confirm their interest were removed from
member / subscriber lists. Long-time GerSIG member Ms. Grossman may
have been removed >from the GerSIG list for this reason.

The JewishGen GerSIG Email group has received ** very ** few messages
since early October. I'd encourage GerSIG members to participate
in our group conversation now to re-invigorate the list.
GerSIGmod 1 ========>

Hello,
I am introducing myself again even though I have been a member of GerSIG for
many years. This is because I have just had to unsubscribe and
resubscribe.

I have been doing genealogy research for a good 20 years, I consider
myself intermediate in research and in computer and internet use.
I have identified the names and dates of birth and death of my paternal
great great grandparents; the same information of the maternal great
grandparents. My research goals now are to find the vital records of
some of the sisters of these ancestors and identify their descendants.

More immediately I am attempting to find the details of the Holocaust
fate of my aunt by marriage Eva ROSENFELD, born BORN.

I am also interested in finding the descendants of some of the uncles
and great uncles on the KIRCHHEIMER side who emigrated to South America.

The names I am studying are KIRCHHEIMER, KRISTELLER, ROSENFELD,
ROSENBAUM.
The places to which I have traced my ancestors include
Berwangen, Baden, Germany 1700-1900; Heilbronn, Baden 1850-present
Marienwerder, W. Prussia 1850-1900; Flatow, W. Prussia, 1800-1850
Gogolin, Silesia, Germany, 1800-1900; Kuttlau, Silesia 1850-1900
Berlin, Brandenburg, Germany 1900-present

Hanna Grossman hannakg38@gmail.com Arlington, VA


New and newly-expanded LUBLIN-WIENIAWA-KONOPNICA Index Files #poland

Dan Oren
 

One-time public service announcement:

Hats off (and kippot on!) to JRI-Poland Lublin Archive Coordinator
Robinn Magid and Grodzka Gate researcher Tadeusz Przysojecki who have
discovered the missing World War I era Jewish vital records of Wieniawa
(part of today's Lublin) that were registered as being >from
Konopnica! Was it a set of mis-labeled registrations? Not at all. During
the war years Wieniawa was being absorbed into the city limits of Lublin
and local administrative duties were handled out of the Konopnica
municipal office located IN the middle of Wieniawa. For those Lublin
area genealogists who wish to get their eyes on these WWI records >from
their family and >from their family's records >from 1826-1910 now
undergoing latest generation-extraction (including patronymics, maiden
names, and places of living in addition to the town of
registration - none of which are available on-line yet, please
contact me. To qualify for access, JRI-Poland needs YOUR help to fund
the completion of this work so that it can go on-line. Donors of at
least $180 will get early access to any of your family's indexed data
that we already have extracted. (I just discovered the birth record of a
first cousin twice removed, leading me to find her parents' marriage
record as well!)

Read more about these places at
www.teatrnn.pl/pamiec/en/the-jewish-district-in-wieniawa

Thank you,

Dan Oren
Wieniawa Town Leader, Lublin Archives Project
Woodbridge, Connecticut USA
Searching for GEWERC, GIEWERC, WAYSBROT, ZYLBERSZTAYN >from
Wieniawa/Lublin, Poland


JRI Poland #Poland New and newly-expanded LUBLIN-WIENIAWA-KONOPNICA Index Files #poland

Dan Oren
 

One-time public service announcement:

Hats off (and kippot on!) to JRI-Poland Lublin Archive Coordinator
Robinn Magid and Grodzka Gate researcher Tadeusz Przysojecki who have
discovered the missing World War I era Jewish vital records of Wieniawa
(part of today's Lublin) that were registered as being >from
Konopnica! Was it a set of mis-labeled registrations? Not at all. During
the war years Wieniawa was being absorbed into the city limits of Lublin
and local administrative duties were handled out of the Konopnica
municipal office located IN the middle of Wieniawa. For those Lublin
area genealogists who wish to get their eyes on these WWI records >from
their family and >from their family's records >from 1826-1910 now
undergoing latest generation-extraction (including patronymics, maiden
names, and places of living in addition to the town of
registration - none of which are available on-line yet, please
contact me. To qualify for access, JRI-Poland needs YOUR help to fund
the completion of this work so that it can go on-line. Donors of at
least $180 will get early access to any of your family's indexed data
that we already have extracted. (I just discovered the birth record of a
first cousin twice removed, leading me to find her parents' marriage
record as well!)

Read more about these places at
www.teatrnn.pl/pamiec/en/the-jewish-district-in-wieniawa

Thank you,

Dan Oren
Wieniawa Town Leader, Lublin Archives Project
Woodbridge, Connecticut USA
Searching for GEWERC, GIEWERC, WAYSBROT, ZYLBERSZTAYN >from
Wieniawa/Lublin, Poland


New JewishGen groups #bessarabia

Yefim Kogan
 

Hello everybody,

Everybody is now trying to understand how the new JewishGen group works. Of
course with all this confusion in the first month of October, even in half
of October we got 387 messages as of today. Even if you are getting digests
for every 12 message, still you should get 30 digests.

There is way that you use this group, read messages, reply, post and not see
any emails in your email box... You can use the website of the group
instead and see all messages by month, #hashtag. Here is address of that
website: https://groups.jewishgen.org/g/main
Also keep in mind that the number of postings will decrease, I hope.

from the other hand there is a good reason to use this new groups, and I
hope that soon our Bessarabia SIG will also have a place in this new
platform. There are at least 3 reasons that this "old" discussion group
cannot handle:
- we do not need to write posts in plain text;
- we can attach files. In the old system we would need to place them in
some repository and the message have a link to it;
- people >from different countries can post a message in their language and
we easily can translate it.

I am planning later today to post a message about Bessarabia Cemetery
project progress, and I will do it here in our Bessarabia group, and also at
the new JewishGen group, and the difference is that I will add some images
to the new group for you to know the state of the cemetery today.

Please be patient with the changes and ask questions in the new group and
also here.

All the best,
Yefim Kogan
JewishGen Bessarabia SIG Leader and Coordinator


Bessarabia SIG #Bessarabia New JewishGen groups #bessarabia

Yefim Kogan
 

Hello everybody,

Everybody is now trying to understand how the new JewishGen group works. Of
course with all this confusion in the first month of October, even in half
of October we got 387 messages as of today. Even if you are getting digests
for every 12 message, still you should get 30 digests.

There is way that you use this group, read messages, reply, post and not see
any emails in your email box... You can use the website of the group
instead and see all messages by month, #hashtag. Here is address of that
website: https://groups.jewishgen.org/g/main
Also keep in mind that the number of postings will decrease, I hope.

from the other hand there is a good reason to use this new groups, and I
hope that soon our Bessarabia SIG will also have a place in this new
platform. There are at least 3 reasons that this "old" discussion group
cannot handle:
- we do not need to write posts in plain text;
- we can attach files. In the old system we would need to place them in
some repository and the message have a link to it;
- people >from different countries can post a message in their language and
we easily can translate it.

I am planning later today to post a message about Bessarabia Cemetery
project progress, and I will do it here in our Bessarabia group, and also at
the new JewishGen group, and the difference is that I will add some images
to the new group for you to know the state of the cemetery today.

Please be patient with the changes and ask questions in the new group and
also here.

All the best,
Yefim Kogan
JewishGen Bessarabia SIG Leader and Coordinator


Introduction to the Bessarabia SIG website - How to find your town page #bessarabia

Ariel Parkansky
 

Hi everybody,

To follow up on my first post, today we'll talk about town pages and how to find
them.

The core of our website consists of town pages, one for each of almost 150
towns in our database. Each town page is a portal to all we know about a town.

In addition to the basic geographic information (coordinates, map, names...)
you'll find there the list of all projects, datasets, articles, links, names, etc.,
related to this town.

In order to keep the page readable, the number of items of each topics we
display is limited. However, if there are more available, you will find below
each section a link to the full list (i.e. "see more Kishinev projects").

We have tried to make it easy for you to get to any of the town pages. Use
any of these three methods.

- If you know the district your town is in, use the clickable maps. Click on the
town's district and finally click on the town name. This takes you to your town
page. At each step you will see, successively, a district map, and the town
page. We'll describe these later.

- If you don't know your province or district but you have a pretty good idea of
how the town name is spelled, click on Towns and Districts on the top menu bar.
from the secondary menu, click on 'Alphabetical list of towns'. You will see a
browsable Town Page directory. Select the first letter of your town name to jump
to that section of the directory. Browse through the list and click on your town
name. This takes you to your town page. In the list, you will notice that some
towns have 'flags' next to the town name. If a flag is present it indicates that the
town has a "Town Leader" (T), a KehilaLinks owner (K), a Project List (P) and/or
a Document Collection (D). The next article will describe Document Collections
and Project Lists.

- If you are not sure how your town name is spelled and you don't know its
province and district, use the town name search box. It is in the upper right
corner of every web page on our site. This is especially useful if your town had
several different and dissimilar names. For example, at different times, Kishinev
was also known as Chisinau as well as in other languages like Yiddish,
Polish... Type any of these names into the search box, and a page will open
showing you all entries in the town database with any of those names. Select
the one you want by clicking on the View button at the right side of the listing.
This will take you to your town page. To produce a list of all towns in our
database, just leave the town search box blank (attention, you have to click on
the box to remove the default text 'Town Search') and click the GO button next
to the box. The resulting list has 7 columns plus a View button (the town,
district and province name in 1900, the modern town name, name in 1930 and
1950, and other names for the town). Clicking on the View button on a town
line takes you to the Bessarabia SIG Town Page.

If none of these methods work for you, try using the "JewishGen Gazetteer"
(http://www.jewishgen.org/Communities/LocTown.asp) and the JewishGen
Communities Database (http://www.jewishgen.org/Communities/Search.asp)
to obtain more information about your town and how its name was spelled.
(Hint: Use Daitch-Mokotoff Soundex rather than Beider-Morse. D-M Soundex
seems to be more accurate for town names.)


If after all this you still don't find your town on our website, it might be that
we don't have it registered on our towns database. That could be either because
the town is not on the Bessarabia SIG geographic area of research or we didn't
know that the town had a Jewish community. In this last case, please contact
one of our Leadership members so we can add the town to our database.

Ariel Parkansky

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