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"retired soldier" #general

philafrum
 

Genners,

Another Genner brought my attention to a birth record for my great
grandfather (Pinchas, born around 1867 in Starokonstantinov, Ukraine)
which indicated that his father (Moshe) was a "retired soldier."

What does that term mean? Did such an individual have a special
status? Was he entitled to certain privileges by virtue of his
service in the Russian army?

Years ago I learned about cantonists, Jewish children who were
conscripted into and endured many years of service in the Russian
army and forced to abandon their Jewish religious ties. Apparently,
my great grandfather's father escaped this fate.

I'd appreciate some clarifications. Thanks.

Evan Fishman


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen "retired soldier" #general

philafrum
 

Genners,

Another Genner brought my attention to a birth record for my great
grandfather (Pinchas, born around 1867 in Starokonstantinov, Ukraine)
which indicated that his father (Moshe) was a "retired soldier."

What does that term mean? Did such an individual have a special
status? Was he entitled to certain privileges by virtue of his
service in the Russian army?

Years ago I learned about cantonists, Jewish children who were
conscripted into and endured many years of service in the Russian
army and forced to abandon their Jewish religious ties. Apparently,
my great grandfather's father escaped this fate.

I'd appreciate some clarifications. Thanks.

Evan Fishman


JewishGen's NY Genealogy Course starts June 14 #general

Nancy Siegel
 

So many of our immigrant ancestors lived in New York City -- they
started on the Lower East Side and upgraded to the Bronx and Brooklyn;
their children moved to Queens, Westchester, Long Island and New
Jersey.

We have census reports >from Ancestry and vital records from
ItalianGen, but this class will focus on the more esoteric documents
our ancestors generated, including probate, landsmanshaften, voter
registration, newspapers, and court case records.

This is an intermediate level genealogy course with eight text lessons
you can download; there are no specific times for the course as
students are international. Students will select a branch to research
and receive daily advice and suggestions >from the instructor through a
24/7 Forum, in a query and answer format. Students must feel
comfortable browsing the web and downloading files, have 8-10 hours
available each week, and should select one NYC family where census and
vital records are already documented.

Tuition is $150; registration is open at:
https://www.jewishgen.org/education/description.asp?course=40135

For questions, please email the instructor: Phyllis Kramer,
JewishGen's VP of Education, born and bred in NYC; she will lead you
through it.
phylliskramer1@...

Nancy Siegel (San Francisco, CA, USA)
Communications Coordinator
JewishGen.org


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JewishGen's NY Genealogy Course starts June 14 #general

Nancy Siegel
 

So many of our immigrant ancestors lived in New York City -- they
started on the Lower East Side and upgraded to the Bronx and Brooklyn;
their children moved to Queens, Westchester, Long Island and New
Jersey.

We have census reports >from Ancestry and vital records from
ItalianGen, but this class will focus on the more esoteric documents
our ancestors generated, including probate, landsmanshaften, voter
registration, newspapers, and court case records.

This is an intermediate level genealogy course with eight text lessons
you can download; there are no specific times for the course as
students are international. Students will select a branch to research
and receive daily advice and suggestions >from the instructor through a
24/7 Forum, in a query and answer format. Students must feel
comfortable browsing the web and downloading files, have 8-10 hours
available each week, and should select one NYC family where census and
vital records are already documented.

Tuition is $150; registration is open at:
https://www.jewishgen.org/education/description.asp?course=40135

For questions, please email the instructor: Phyllis Kramer,
JewishGen's VP of Education, born and bred in NYC; she will lead you
through it.
phylliskramer1@...

Nancy Siegel (San Francisco, CA, USA)
Communications Coordinator
JewishGen.org


JewishGen's NY Genealogy Course starts June 14 #usa

Nancy Siegel
 

So many of our immigrant ancestors lived in New York City -- they
started on the Lower East Side and upgraded to the Bronx and Brooklyn;
their children moved to Queens, Westchester, Long Island and New
Jersey.

We have census reports >from Ancestry and vital records from
ItalianGen, but this class will focus on the more esoteric documents
our ancestors generated, including probate, landsmanshaften, voter
registration, newspapers, and court case records.

This is an intermediate level genealogy course with eight text lessons
you can download; there are no specific times for the course as
students are international. Students will select a branch to research
and receive daily advice and suggestions >from the instructor through a
24/7 Forum, in a query and answer format. Students must feel
comfortable browsing the web and downloading files, have 8-10 hours
available each week, and should select one NYC family where census and
vital records are already documented.

Tuition is $150; registration is open at:
https://www.jewishgen.org/education/description.asp?course=40135

For questions, please email the instructor: Phyllis Kramer,
JewishGen's VP of Education, born and bred in NYC; she will lead you
through it.
phylliskramer1@...

Nancy Siegel (San Francisco, CA, USA)
Communications Coordinator
JewishGen.org


JewishGen's NY Genealogy Course starts June 14 #germany

Nancy Siegel
 

So many of our immigrant ancestors lived in New York City -- they
started on the Lower East Side and upgraded to the Bronx and Brooklyn;
their children moved to Queens, Westchester, Long Island and New Jersey.

We have census reports >from Ancestry and vital records from
ItalianGen, but this class will focus on the more esoteric documents
our ancestors generated, including probate, landsmanshaften, voter
registration, newspapers, and court case records.

This is an intermediate level genealogy course with eight text lessons
you can download; there are no specific times for the course as
students are international. Students will select a branch to research
and receive daily advice and suggestions >from the instructor through a
24/7 Forum, in a query and answer format. Students must feel
comfortable browsing the web and downloading files, have 8-10 hours
available each week, and should select one NYC family where census and
vital records are already documented.

Tuition is $150; registration is open at:
https://www.jewishgen.org/education/description.asp?course=40135

For questions, please email the instructor: Phyllis Kramer,
JewishGen's VP of Education, born and bred in NYC; she will lead you
through it. phylliskramer1@...

Nancy Siegel (San Francisco, CA, USA) Communications Coordinator
JewishGen.org


Early American SIG #USA JewishGen's NY Genealogy Course starts June 14 #usa

Nancy Siegel
 

So many of our immigrant ancestors lived in New York City -- they
started on the Lower East Side and upgraded to the Bronx and Brooklyn;
their children moved to Queens, Westchester, Long Island and New
Jersey.

We have census reports >from Ancestry and vital records from
ItalianGen, but this class will focus on the more esoteric documents
our ancestors generated, including probate, landsmanshaften, voter
registration, newspapers, and court case records.

This is an intermediate level genealogy course with eight text lessons
you can download; there are no specific times for the course as
students are international. Students will select a branch to research
and receive daily advice and suggestions >from the instructor through a
24/7 Forum, in a query and answer format. Students must feel
comfortable browsing the web and downloading files, have 8-10 hours
available each week, and should select one NYC family where census and
vital records are already documented.

Tuition is $150; registration is open at:
https://www.jewishgen.org/education/description.asp?course=40135

For questions, please email the instructor: Phyllis Kramer,
JewishGen's VP of Education, born and bred in NYC; she will lead you
through it.
phylliskramer1@...

Nancy Siegel (San Francisco, CA, USA)
Communications Coordinator
JewishGen.org


German SIG #Germany JewishGen's NY Genealogy Course starts June 14 #germany

Nancy Siegel
 

So many of our immigrant ancestors lived in New York City -- they
started on the Lower East Side and upgraded to the Bronx and Brooklyn;
their children moved to Queens, Westchester, Long Island and New Jersey.

We have census reports >from Ancestry and vital records from
ItalianGen, but this class will focus on the more esoteric documents
our ancestors generated, including probate, landsmanshaften, voter
registration, newspapers, and court case records.

This is an intermediate level genealogy course with eight text lessons
you can download; there are no specific times for the course as
students are international. Students will select a branch to research
and receive daily advice and suggestions >from the instructor through a
24/7 Forum, in a query and answer format. Students must feel
comfortable browsing the web and downloading files, have 8-10 hours
available each week, and should select one NYC family where census and
vital records are already documented.

Tuition is $150; registration is open at:
https://www.jewishgen.org/education/description.asp?course=40135

For questions, please email the instructor: Phyllis Kramer,
JewishGen's VP of Education, born and bred in NYC; she will lead you
through it. phylliskramer1@...

Nancy Siegel (San Francisco, CA, USA) Communications Coordinator
JewishGen.org


JewishGen's NY Genealogy Course starts June 14 #yiddish

bounce-3693325-772983@...
 

So many of our immigrant ancestors lived in New York City -- they
started on the Lower East Side and upgraded to the Bronx and Brooklyn;
their children moved to Queens, Westchester, Long Island and New
Jersey.

We have census reports >from Ancestry and vital records from
ItalianGen, but this class will focus on the more esoteric documents
our ancestors generated, including probate, landsmanshaften, voter
registration, newspapers, and court case records.

This is an intermediate level genealogy course with eight text lessons
you can download; there are no specific times for the course as
students are international. Students will select a branch to research
and receive daily advice and suggestions >from the instructor through a
24/7 Forum, in a query and answer format. Students must feel
comfortable browsing the web and downloading files, have 8-10 hours
available each week, and should select one NYC family where census and
vital records are already documented.

Tuition is $150; registration is open at:
https://www.jewishgen.org/education/description.asp?course=40135

For questions, please email the instructor: Phyllis Kramer,
JewishGen's VP of Education, born and bred in NYC; she will lead you
through it.
phylliskramer1@...

Nancy Siegel (San Francisco, CA, USA)
Communications Coordinator
JewishGen.org


Yiddish Theatre and Vadeville #YiddishTheatre JewishGen's NY Genealogy Course starts June 14 #yiddish

bounce-3693325-772983@...
 

So many of our immigrant ancestors lived in New York City -- they
started on the Lower East Side and upgraded to the Bronx and Brooklyn;
their children moved to Queens, Westchester, Long Island and New
Jersey.

We have census reports >from Ancestry and vital records from
ItalianGen, but this class will focus on the more esoteric documents
our ancestors generated, including probate, landsmanshaften, voter
registration, newspapers, and court case records.

This is an intermediate level genealogy course with eight text lessons
you can download; there are no specific times for the course as
students are international. Students will select a branch to research
and receive daily advice and suggestions >from the instructor through a
24/7 Forum, in a query and answer format. Students must feel
comfortable browsing the web and downloading files, have 8-10 hours
available each week, and should select one NYC family where census and
vital records are already documented.

Tuition is $150; registration is open at:
https://www.jewishgen.org/education/description.asp?course=40135

For questions, please email the instructor: Phyllis Kramer,
JewishGen's VP of Education, born and bred in NYC; she will lead you
through it.
phylliskramer1@...

Nancy Siegel (San Francisco, CA, USA)
Communications Coordinator
JewishGen.org


JewishGen's NY Genealogy Course starts June 14 #subcarpathia

Nancy Siegel
 

So many of our immigrant ancestors lived in New York City -- they
started on the Lower East Side and upgraded to the Bronx and Brooklyn;
their children moved to Queens, Westchester, Long Island and New
Jersey.

We have census reports >from Ancestry and vital records from
ItalianGen, but this class will focus on the more esoteric documents
our ancestors generated, including probate, landsmanshaften, voter
registration, newspapers, and court case records.

This is an intermediate level genealogy course with eight text lessons
you can download; there are no specific times for the course as
students are international. Students will select a branch to research
and receive daily advice and suggestions >from the instructor through a
24/7 Forum, in a query and answer format. Students must feel
comfortable browsing the web and downloading files, have 8-10 hours
available each week, and should select one NYC family where census and
vital records are already documented.

Tuition is $150; registration is open at:
https://www.jewishgen.org/education/description.asp?course=40135

For questions, please email the instructor: Phyllis Kramer,
JewishGen's VP of Education, born and bred in NYC; she will lead you
through it.
phylliskramer1@...

Nancy Siegel (San Francisco, CA, USA)
Communications Coordinator
JewishGen.org


Subcarpathia SIG #Subcarpathia JewishGen's NY Genealogy Course starts June 14 #subcarpathia

Nancy Siegel
 

So many of our immigrant ancestors lived in New York City -- they
started on the Lower East Side and upgraded to the Bronx and Brooklyn;
their children moved to Queens, Westchester, Long Island and New
Jersey.

We have census reports >from Ancestry and vital records from
ItalianGen, but this class will focus on the more esoteric documents
our ancestors generated, including probate, landsmanshaften, voter
registration, newspapers, and court case records.

This is an intermediate level genealogy course with eight text lessons
you can download; there are no specific times for the course as
students are international. Students will select a branch to research
and receive daily advice and suggestions >from the instructor through a
24/7 Forum, in a query and answer format. Students must feel
comfortable browsing the web and downloading files, have 8-10 hours
available each week, and should select one NYC family where census and
vital records are already documented.

Tuition is $150; registration is open at:
https://www.jewishgen.org/education/description.asp?course=40135

For questions, please email the instructor: Phyllis Kramer,
JewishGen's VP of Education, born and bred in NYC; she will lead you
through it.
phylliskramer1@...

Nancy Siegel (San Francisco, CA, USA)
Communications Coordinator
JewishGen.org


GRUNFELD, Uzhhorod (Uzghorod) #general

Rachel <kgbnme@...>
 

Hello everyone. I would appreciate help finding information about my
husbands family. His father's name was Sandor GRUNFELD. His
grandfather's name was Aron. They lived in Helmetz Ungvar and later
in Uzhhorod (Uzghorod). My husband is Sandor's second family. He
lost 3 sons and his wife during WWII.
Sandor married Chaya, (Helen) Schonberger >from Linci, Czechoslovakia
after the war. I would appreciate any help. Have not been able to
find anything about either family. I can be reached at Kgbnme@....
Thank you.
Rachel Zemel Grunfeld


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen GRUNFELD, Uzhhorod (Uzghorod) #general

Rachel <kgbnme@...>
 

Hello everyone. I would appreciate help finding information about my
husbands family. His father's name was Sandor GRUNFELD. His
grandfather's name was Aron. They lived in Helmetz Ungvar and later
in Uzhhorod (Uzghorod). My husband is Sandor's second family. He
lost 3 sons and his wife during WWII.
Sandor married Chaya, (Helen) Schonberger >from Linci, Czechoslovakia
after the war. I would appreciate any help. Have not been able to
find anything about either family. I can be reached at Kgbnme@....
Thank you.
Rachel Zemel Grunfeld


Mokom Sholom Cemetery, Queens, NY also Bay View cemetery, NYC #general

Steve Pickoltz
 

Is the Mokom Sholom Cemetery still in use? If so, is there an e-mail
and or a person I can contact?. I am searching for information dealing
with an 1893 burial of a family member.

The same above information sought for Bay View Cemetery, NYC.

Steve Pickholtz
Tabernacle, NJ
nj55turtle@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Mokom Sholom Cemetery, Queens, NY also Bay View cemetery, NYC #general

Steve Pickoltz
 

Is the Mokom Sholom Cemetery still in use? If so, is there an e-mail
and or a person I can contact?. I am searching for information dealing
with an 1893 burial of a family member.

The same above information sought for Bay View Cemetery, NYC.

Steve Pickholtz
Tabernacle, NJ
nj55turtle@...


New Records Added to the All-Lithuania Database #general

Nancy Siegel
 

JewishGen.org is pleased to announce the latest update to LitvakSIG's
free, searchable All-Lithuania database
(https://www.litvaksig.org/search-ald/ ). The new additions are as
follows:

Tax and Voters Lists database: A variety of tax, elector, retired
soldier, postal bank records, real estate owners, farmers,
certificates, and burial tickets for towns in Kaunas and Zarasai
districts (2496 lines). Also, fallen soldiers of the 16th division
from the book, "Road to Victory, 1942-1945" (1257 lines).
Revision List database, part 2: Another part of the Emigration to
Eretz Israel data (1,111 lines); family lists for Orlya and Shchuchyn
in the Lida district (4,821 lines); several conscription lists, mostly
for Vilnius but also for Marijampole (15,665 lines); and
merchants/family/taxpayer lists for Vidzi in Zarasai district (199
lines).

Births database: Pumpenai (Panevezys district) births >from 1893 and
1894 (73 lines).

Deaths database: Memel (Klaipeda district) deaths, 1874-1915 (688 lines).

Internal Passports database: Applications for foreign passports
(passports for foreign travel), Vilnius, 1924-1927 (515 lines).

LitvakSIG is an independent organization whose database and discussion
group are hosted by JewishGen, and which has agreed that data from
LitvakSIG's All-Lithuania Database is also displayed in the JewishGen
Lithuania Database: https://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Lithuania/ .

We thank LitvakSIG, and its donors and volunteers, for making the more
than two million lines of data in the All-Lithuania database
accessible to the broader Jewish genealogical community.

Nancy Siegel (San Francisco, CA, USA)
Communications Coordinator
JewishGen.org


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen New Records Added to the All-Lithuania Database #general

Nancy Siegel
 

JewishGen.org is pleased to announce the latest update to LitvakSIG's
free, searchable All-Lithuania database
(https://www.litvaksig.org/search-ald/ ). The new additions are as
follows:

Tax and Voters Lists database: A variety of tax, elector, retired
soldier, postal bank records, real estate owners, farmers,
certificates, and burial tickets for towns in Kaunas and Zarasai
districts (2496 lines). Also, fallen soldiers of the 16th division
from the book, "Road to Victory, 1942-1945" (1257 lines).
Revision List database, part 2: Another part of the Emigration to
Eretz Israel data (1,111 lines); family lists for Orlya and Shchuchyn
in the Lida district (4,821 lines); several conscription lists, mostly
for Vilnius but also for Marijampole (15,665 lines); and
merchants/family/taxpayer lists for Vidzi in Zarasai district (199
lines).

Births database: Pumpenai (Panevezys district) births >from 1893 and
1894 (73 lines).

Deaths database: Memel (Klaipeda district) deaths, 1874-1915 (688 lines).

Internal Passports database: Applications for foreign passports
(passports for foreign travel), Vilnius, 1924-1927 (515 lines).

LitvakSIG is an independent organization whose database and discussion
group are hosted by JewishGen, and which has agreed that data from
LitvakSIG's All-Lithuania Database is also displayed in the JewishGen
Lithuania Database: https://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Lithuania/ .

We thank LitvakSIG, and its donors and volunteers, for making the more
than two million lines of data in the All-Lithuania database
accessible to the broader Jewish genealogical community.

Nancy Siegel (San Francisco, CA, USA)
Communications Coordinator
JewishGen.org


(US) American Legion Free World War l Genealogy Research Guide #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The American Legion is offering a limited number of their World War l
Genealogy Research Guides. They are free. It is over 100 pages of
information with several hundred links to aide you in your genealogical
research for World War l. They have sites by state. The research links are
all for the US
This is not Jewish specific.
To download it go to: https://tinyurl.com/yxh34go9
Original url:
https://www.worldwar1centennial.org/commemorate/family-ties/wwi-genealogy-research-guide.html

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen (US) American Legion Free World War l Genealogy Research Guide #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The American Legion is offering a limited number of their World War l
Genealogy Research Guides. They are free. It is over 100 pages of
information with several hundred links to aide you in your genealogical
research for World War l. They have sites by state. The research links are
all for the US
This is not Jewish specific.
To download it go to: https://tinyurl.com/yxh34go9
Original url:
https://www.worldwar1centennial.org/commemorate/family-ties/wwi-genealogy-research-guide.html

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee