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CHARLIE KATZ APPOINTED TREASURER OF GESHER GALICIA #poland

Steven Turner
 

The Gesher Galicia Board of Directors welcomes Charlie Katz as our new
Treasurer. After 15 years of dedicated service, Ann Harris has stepped
down. We are grateful for her service as former treasurer and wish her
the very best in future endeavors.

Charlie is an information technology consultant with decades of
experience delivering data management solutions for a global financial
institution. Most recently, he was a Senior Vice President of
Enterprise Operations & Technology leading big data engineering and
advanced analytics initiatives. Charlie holds a BA degree in Liberal
Arts >from The New School in New York City.

Charlie has been researching his family history for over 20 years, a
journey spanning roots in Galicia, immigration to New York=E2=80=99s Lower
East Side, and adaptation to life in America in the early 20th
century. His research reconnected family in the US and UK that had
lost contact 60 years earlier.

Please join us in welcoming Charlie to the Board and wishing him
success in his new role.

Dr. Steven Turner
President,
Gesher Galicia


JRI Poland #Poland CHARLIE KATZ APPOINTED TREASURER OF GESHER GALICIA #poland

Steven Turner
 

The Gesher Galicia Board of Directors welcomes Charlie Katz as our new
Treasurer. After 15 years of dedicated service, Ann Harris has stepped
down. We are grateful for her service as former treasurer and wish her
the very best in future endeavors.

Charlie is an information technology consultant with decades of
experience delivering data management solutions for a global financial
institution. Most recently, he was a Senior Vice President of
Enterprise Operations & Technology leading big data engineering and
advanced analytics initiatives. Charlie holds a BA degree in Liberal
Arts >from The New School in New York City.

Charlie has been researching his family history for over 20 years, a
journey spanning roots in Galicia, immigration to New York=E2=80=99s Lower
East Side, and adaptation to life in America in the early 20th
century. His research reconnected family in the US and UK that had
lost contact 60 years earlier.

Please join us in welcoming Charlie to the Board and wishing him
success in his new role.

Dr. Steven Turner
President,
Gesher Galicia


Please Help Support JewishGen's Important Work - We Need You More Than Ever #poland

Avraham Groll
 

Dear Friends,

This past week, there were many online "deals" available throughout
the world - yet there is one deal that is unlike any other -
JewishGen.org.

The vital work of JewishGen is made possible supported by more than
1,000 volunteers, and impacts the broader Jewish community in
immeasurable ways. Specifically of interest to Polish researchers,
consider the following JewishGen resources:
- Our Polish Collection currently contains more than a million unique
records. In addition, due to a special arrangement, we make JRI-Poland
records available via the JewishGen Archival Collections.
- The JewishGen Communities Database contains information about
thousands of Jewish Communities throughout the world - including a
significant number of entries for Poland.
- Researchers can learn about what life was like in their Polish
ancestral towns, by reading translations of Yizkor (Memorial) Books
that JewishGen has translated for dozens of Polish towns. These books
were written by Holocaust survivors to perpetuate the memory and
legacy of Jewish communities prior to the Holocaust, and often contain
lists of martyrs, and first-hand accounts of what happened to
community members during the Shoah.
- We connect thousands of people researching their Polish Jewish roots
via the JRI-Poland Discussion Group - which JewishGen is proud to host
- along with the JewishGen Family Finder, and Family Tree of the
Jewish People.
- And we have much more being worked on!

Please help us continue our important work, and consider making a
contribution to JewishGen today. A gift of any amount will make an
impact, and will help us continue to "preserve our Jewish history and
heritage for future generations."

You can easily donate by clicking here: http://bit.ly/JewishGenFall19
Please note: All gifts of $100 or more qualify for our Value Added Services.

Thank you in advance for your support of JewishGen's important work -
we can't do this without you.

Sincerely,

Avraham Groll
Executive Director
JewishGen.org

MODERATOR'S NOTE: An important reminder that JRI- Poland and
JewishGen are separate organizations, each with its own
administrative and fundraising structures.


JRI Poland #Poland Please Help Support JewishGen's Important Work - We Need You More Than Ever #poland

Avraham Groll
 
Edited

Dear Friends,

This past week, there were many online "deals" available throughout
the world - yet there is one deal that is unlike any other -
JewishGen.org.

The vital work of JewishGen is made possible supported by more than
1,000 volunteers, and impacts the broader Jewish community in
immeasurable ways. Specifically of interest to Polish researchers,
consider the following JewishGen resources:
- Our Polish Collection currently contains more than a million unique
records. In addition, due to a special arrangement, we make JRI-Poland
records available via the JewishGen Archival Collections.
- The JewishGen Communities Database contains information about
thousands of Jewish Communities throughout the world - including a
significant number of entries for Poland.
- Researchers can learn about what life was like in their Polish
ancestral towns, by reading translations of Yizkor (Memorial) Books
that JewishGen has translated for dozens of Polish towns. These books
were written by Holocaust survivors to perpetuate the memory and
legacy of Jewish communities prior to the Holocaust, and often contain
lists of martyrs, and first-hand accounts of what happened to
community members during the Shoah.
- We connect thousands of people researching their Polish Jewish roots
via the JRI-Poland Discussion Group - which JewishGen is proud to host
- along with the JewishGen Family Finder, and Family Tree of the
Jewish People.
- And we have much more being worked on!

Please help us continue our important work, and consider making a
contribution to JewishGen today. A gift of any amount will make an
impact, and will help us continue to "preserve our Jewish history and
heritage for future generations."

You can easily donate by clicking here: http://bit.ly/JewishGenFall19
Please note: All gifts of $100 or more qualify for our Value Added Services.

Thank you in advance for your support of JewishGen's important work -
we can't do this without you.

Sincerely,

Avraham Groll
Executive Director
JewishGen.org


Polish and Galician Jews in Cairo in the 20th Century #poland

Abuwasta Abuwasta
 

Dear Siggers,

I published last week on Avotaynuonline.com an index
of surnames of 1,689 Jewish familiesthat lived in Cairo,
Egypt during the 20th century.I posted it on different
Facebook groups of Egyptian Jews and on the Sephardic
SIG and the general Jewishgen list.

I started getting feedback, corrections and additions
and have another 30 surnames which I was not aware of.
Several Ph.D. candidates drew my attention to surnames
of Polish and Galician Jews who lived in Cairo. Thus,I
decided to post the link here with the hope that you'll
look at the methodology and the names and come up with
more.

https://avotaynuonline.com/2019/12/index-of-jewish-surnames-of-20th-century
-cairo/

Regards and thanks >from rainy Jerusalem

Jacob Rosen


JRI Poland #Poland Polish and Galician Jews in Cairo in the 20th Century #poland

Abuwasta Abuwasta
 

Dear Siggers,

I published last week on Avotaynuonline.com an index
of surnames of 1,689 Jewish familiesthat lived in Cairo,
Egypt during the 20th century.I posted it on different
Facebook groups of Egyptian Jews and on the Sephardic
SIG and the general Jewishgen list.

I started getting feedback, corrections and additions
and have another 30 surnames which I was not aware of.
Several Ph.D. candidates drew my attention to surnames
of Polish and Galician Jews who lived in Cairo. Thus,I
decided to post the link here with the hope that you'll
look at the methodology and the names and come up with
more.

https://avotaynuonline.com/2019/12/index-of-jewish-surnames-of-20th-century
-cairo/

Regards and thanks >from rainy Jerusalem

Jacob Rosen


Polish and Galician Jews in Cairo in the 20th Century #galicia

Abuwasta Abuwasta
 

Dear Siggers,

I published last week on Avotaynuonline.com an index of surnames of 1,689
Jewish families that lived in Cairo, Egypt, during the 20th century. I posted
it on different Facebook groups of Egyptian Jews and on the Sephardic SIG
and the general Jewishgen list.

I started getting feedback, corrections and additions and have another 30
surnames which I was not aware of. Several Ph.D. candidates drew my
attention to surnames of Polish and Galician Jews who lived in Cairo. Thus,
I decided to post the link here with the hope that you'll look at the
methodology and the names and come up with more.

https://avotaynuonline.com/2019/12/index-of-jewish-surnames-of-20th-century-cairo/
[Or https://tinyurl.com/CairoNames -- MOD.]

Regards and thanks >from rainy Jerusalem,

Jacob Rosen


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Polish and Galician Jews in Cairo in the 20th Century #galicia

Abuwasta Abuwasta
 

Dear Siggers,

I published last week on Avotaynuonline.com an index of surnames of 1,689
Jewish families that lived in Cairo, Egypt, during the 20th century. I posted
it on different Facebook groups of Egyptian Jews and on the Sephardic SIG
and the general Jewishgen list.

I started getting feedback, corrections and additions and have another 30
surnames which I was not aware of. Several Ph.D. candidates drew my
attention to surnames of Polish and Galician Jews who lived in Cairo. Thus,
I decided to post the link here with the hope that you'll look at the
methodology and the names and come up with more.

https://avotaynuonline.com/2019/12/index-of-jewish-surnames-of-20th-century-cairo/
[Or https://tinyurl.com/CairoNames -- MOD.]

Regards and thanks >from rainy Jerusalem,

Jacob Rosen


CHARLIE KATZ APPOINTED TREASURER OF GESHER GALICIA #galicia

Steven Turner
 

The Gesher Galicia Board of Directors welcomes Charlie Katz as our new
Treasurer. After 15 years of dedicated service, Ann Harris has stepped
down. We are grateful for her service as former treasurer and wish her
the very best in future endeavors.

Charlie is an information technology consultant with decades of
experience delivering data management solutions for a global financial
institution. Most recently, he was a Senior Vice President of
Enterprise Operations & Technology leading big data engineering and
advanced analytics initiatives. Charlie holds a BA degree in Liberal
Arts from The New School in New York City.

Charlie has been researching his family history for over 20 years, a
journey spanning roots in Galicia, immigration to New York’s Lower
East Side, and adaptation to life in America in the early 20th
century. His research reconnected family in the US and UK that had
lost contact 60 years earlier.

Please join us in welcoming Charlie to the Board and wishing him
success in his new role.

Dr. Steven Turner
President,
Gesher Galicia


need a researcher in Hungary #hungary

renato mannheimer
 

I need a researcher in hungary who can go to the cemetery of
Nagykanizsa.
Any suggestion?
Please answer to my private address renato@ispo.it
Thank ypu
Renato Mannheimer (Italy)

Moderator: Please respond off-list if you can help.


Hungary SIG #Hungary need a researcher in Hungary #hungary

renato mannheimer
 

I need a researcher in hungary who can go to the cemetery of
Nagykanizsa.
Any suggestion?
Please answer to my private address renato@ispo.it
Thank ypu
Renato Mannheimer (Italy)

Moderator: Please respond off-list if you can help.


Re: Kalonymus

Hank Mishkoff
 

The forename "Kalman" (Coleman) runs in my family (including my Dad), I'm told that's a common derivation of Kalonymus. My family is from northeastern Poland (Grajewo and Przerosl), near today's border with Lithuania.


Re: Vital Records - Nowy Sacz #galicia

Howard Fink
 

JRI-Poland has made a much more exhaustive extraction of the Jewish
vital records >from Nowy Sacz and nearby towns than we have online.

This includes both more years and more fields for the years that we
already have online. At this time we have these vital records:

Births 1854-1916
Marriages: 1882-1938
Deaths: 1877-1937

In addition, we have indexed the 1870 Census (which we do have online)
and are right now doing a final check of our very detailed extraction of
the 1890 Census.

At this time the Polish Archives has scanned the vital records up through
1913, and the 1890 Census. I am working on adding the links to these
records, but that work is not yet complete.

Please contact me with specific information about family that you are
researching so that I can let you know what records are available for
them.

Howard Fink
Nowy Sacz Town Leader
Jewish Records Indexing - Poland

Yaron Wolfsthal <yaron.wolfsthal@gmail.com> wrote:

<<I'd highly appreciate advice and insights about vital records and
genealogical resources for the town of Nowy Sacz. JRI contains some
indexes (without pointers to the actual records!). But this repository
seems to be very partial. Where can I search for vital records of people
whom I know lived in the city, beyond the JRI list?>>


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Re: Vital Records - Nowy Sacz #galicia

Howard Fink
 

JRI-Poland has made a much more exhaustive extraction of the Jewish
vital records >from Nowy Sacz and nearby towns than we have online.

This includes both more years and more fields for the years that we
already have online. At this time we have these vital records:

Births 1854-1916
Marriages: 1882-1938
Deaths: 1877-1937

In addition, we have indexed the 1870 Census (which we do have online)
and are right now doing a final check of our very detailed extraction of
the 1890 Census.

At this time the Polish Archives has scanned the vital records up through
1913, and the 1890 Census. I am working on adding the links to these
records, but that work is not yet complete.

Please contact me with specific information about family that you are
researching so that I can let you know what records are available for
them.

Howard Fink
Nowy Sacz Town Leader
Jewish Records Indexing - Poland

Yaron Wolfsthal <yaron.wolfsthal@gmail.com> wrote:

<<I'd highly appreciate advice and insights about vital records and
genealogical resources for the town of Nowy Sacz. JRI contains some
indexes (without pointers to the actual records!). But this repository
seems to be very partial. Where can I search for vital records of people
whom I know lived in the city, beyond the JRI list?>>


Vital Records - Nowy Sacz #galicia

Yaron Wolfsthal
 

Dear Group,

I'd highly appreciate advice and insights about vital records and
genealogical resources for the town of Nowy Sacz.

JRI contains some indexes (without pointers to the actual records!).
But this repository seems to be very partial.

Where can I search for vital records of people whom I know lived in
the city, beyond the JRI list?

Thank you

Yaron Wolfsthal
yaron.wolfsthal@gmail.com


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Vital Records - Nowy Sacz #galicia

Yaron Wolfsthal
 

Dear Group,

I'd highly appreciate advice and insights about vital records and
genealogical resources for the town of Nowy Sacz.

JRI contains some indexes (without pointers to the actual records!).
But this repository seems to be very partial.

Where can I search for vital records of people whom I know lived in
the city, beyond the JRI list?

Thank you

Yaron Wolfsthal
yaron.wolfsthal@gmail.com


Re: 1764 census content #galicia

Vered Dayan
 

Following Logan Kleinwaks's message >from yesterday, I took his advice and
searched the Judaica catalog of the Jagiellonian University:
http://www.judaiki.judaistyka.uj.edu.pl/. Relying on Google's translation,
my search for Sokal records yielded many intriguing results >from the late
18th century: >from census records to tidbits like "Files of the Szloma
Krakawski trial for the theft of silver synagogue plaques and cauldron from
the Sokal brewery". The question of the Surnames still stands, as I've
noticed that most Jewish surames are different >from those we know >from
the 19th century. Most earlier surnames bear the Russian suffix "icz" that I
think indicates "son of" (Mendelowicz - son of Mendel etc.), so I'm not sure
it's always possible to make connections to valid information. I will try to
find out how to order copies of some of the more interesting results (the
email I sent through their "contact" box just bounced back) and will share.

Vered Dayan
Israel


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia re: 1764 census content #galicia

Vered Dayan
 

Following Logan Kleinwaks's message >from yesterday, I took his advice and
searched the Judaica catalog of the Jagiellonian University:
http://www.judaiki.judaistyka.uj.edu.pl/. Relying on Google's translation,
my search for Sokal records yielded many intriguing results >from the late
18th century: >from census records to tidbits like "Files of the Szloma
Krakawski trial for the theft of silver synagogue plaques and cauldron from
the Sokal brewery". The question of the Surnames still stands, as I've
noticed that most Jewish surames are different >from those we know >from
the 19th century. Most earlier surnames bear the Russian suffix "icz" that I
think indicates "son of" (Mendelowicz - son of Mendel etc.), so I'm not sure
it's always possible to make connections to valid information. I will try to
find out how to order copies of some of the more interesting results (the
email I sent through their "contact" box just bounced back) and will share.

Vered Dayan
Israel


Re: The word 'Smouse' for a Jewish peddler #southafrica

Roy Ogus
 

Hi, Harold,

I don't remember that the word was derogatory, and you are correct that smouse
is the plural of smous. For more details, see:

https://dsae.co.za/entry/smous/e06649

Roy Ogus
Palo Alto, California
r_ogus at hotmail.com

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Subject: Re: The word 'Smouse' for a Jewish peddler
From: Harold Luntz <haroldluntz@outlook.com>
Date: Sun, 8 Dec 2019 20:47:38 +0000


Although I am unable to answer the thrust of the question whether the word
smouse is derogatory, my distant memory of Afrikaans tells me that smouse
is the plural of the singular word smous.

Harold Luntz


South Africa SIG #SouthAfrica Re: The word 'Smouse' for a Jewish peddler #southafrica

Roy Ogus
 

Hi, Harold,

I don't remember that the word was derogatory, and you are correct that smouse
is the plural of smous. For more details, see:

https://dsae.co.za/entry/smous/e06649

Roy Ogus
Palo Alto, California
r_ogus at hotmail.com

--------
Subject: Re: The word 'Smouse' for a Jewish peddler
From: Harold Luntz <haroldluntz@outlook.com>
Date: Sun, 8 Dec 2019 20:47:38 +0000


Although I am unable to answer the thrust of the question whether the word
smouse is derogatory, my distant memory of Afrikaans tells me that smouse
is the plural of the singular word smous.

Harold Luntz

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