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Issuing authority for Vilnius internal and foreign passports #general

Russ Maurer
 

In a recent message, LitvakSIG announced the completion of the Vilnius foreign
passports (over 17,000 records) and at the same time reminded that we had
previously completed the internal passports project (over 150,000 records for all
of Lithuania, including some 40,000 for Vilnius). We generally lump all these
records together under the heading of Lithuanian passports, e.g., in the
All-Lithuania database(ALD). Unfortunately, doing so obscures the true origin of
the passports >from Vilnius.

Both the internal (identity) and foreign (travel) passports were issued during the
interwar years. In those years, Vilnius and adjoining areas were under Polish
administration, the Lithuanian government having relocated to Kaunas at the end of
1918. Passports issued in Vilnius were issued by the Polish administration.
Recipients of such passports were recognized as Polish citizens. There were no
Lithuanian passports issued in Vilnius in this time period.

The Vilnius foreign passport project includes two fonds, over 900 records combined,
that relate to passports that were NOT issued in Vilnius after all. These records
are for Lithuanian foreign passports. They can be recognized in the ALD by their
archival signature. Records with a signature beginning LCVA/377 were issued by the
Lithuanian Interior ministry. Recipients of these passports lived in all areas of
independent Lithuania. Records with a signature beginning LCVA/383 were issued by
the Embassy of Lithuania in Riga. Most recipients of these passports lived in
western Lithuania or were Lithuanian expats living in Latvia.

Any questions can be directed to me.

Russ Maurer
Records Acquisition & Translation Coordinator, LitvakSIG


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Issuing authority for Vilnius internal and foreign passports #general

Russ Maurer
 

In a recent message, LitvakSIG announced the completion of the Vilnius foreign
passports (over 17,000 records) and at the same time reminded that we had
previously completed the internal passports project (over 150,000 records for all
of Lithuania, including some 40,000 for Vilnius). We generally lump all these
records together under the heading of Lithuanian passports, e.g., in the
All-Lithuania database(ALD). Unfortunately, doing so obscures the true origin of
the passports >from Vilnius.

Both the internal (identity) and foreign (travel) passports were issued during the
interwar years. In those years, Vilnius and adjoining areas were under Polish
administration, the Lithuanian government having relocated to Kaunas at the end of
1918. Passports issued in Vilnius were issued by the Polish administration.
Recipients of such passports were recognized as Polish citizens. There were no
Lithuanian passports issued in Vilnius in this time period.

The Vilnius foreign passport project includes two fonds, over 900 records combined,
that relate to passports that were NOT issued in Vilnius after all. These records
are for Lithuanian foreign passports. They can be recognized in the ALD by their
archival signature. Records with a signature beginning LCVA/377 were issued by the
Lithuanian Interior ministry. Recipients of these passports lived in all areas of
independent Lithuania. Records with a signature beginning LCVA/383 were issued by
the Embassy of Lithuania in Riga. Most recipients of these passports lived in
western Lithuania or were Lithuanian expats living in Latvia.

Any questions can be directed to me.

Russ Maurer
Records Acquisition & Translation Coordinator, LitvakSIG


Viewmate Translation Request from Handwritten Hebrew: men of the 38th Jewish Battalion #unitedkingdom

Jerry Zeisler <jzeisler@...>
 

Hi,
I've posted a list of names in handwritten Hebrew for which I would like
a pointer to the name of Samuel (Shmeil) Adelson. This list contains the
names of about 54 men >from the 38th Jewish Battalion >from The Great War
who fought in Palestine. It is on ViewMate at the following address...

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=3DVM72304

Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.

Thank you very much!

Jerry Zeisler
Portland, Oregon USA


JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom Viewmate Translation Request from Handwritten Hebrew: men of the 38th Jewish Battalion #unitedkingdom

Jerry Zeisler <jzeisler@...>
 

Hi,
I've posted a list of names in handwritten Hebrew for which I would like
a pointer to the name of Samuel (Shmeil) Adelson. This list contains the
names of about 54 men >from the 38th Jewish Battalion >from The Great War
who fought in Palestine. It is on ViewMate at the following address...

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=3DVM72304

Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.

Thank you very much!

Jerry Zeisler
Portland, Oregon USA


Jurbakas records #lithuania

Sheila Berman
 

I have been looking unsuccessfully for Jurbakas records for my
grandfather's family. The birth dates range >from 1882 to 1900.
Given names are Gittel, Shmuel, Sholom, Meyer, Lena, Ana and Sara. The
only record I could find was a 1930 marriage record for Sara that took
place in Jurbakas. Parents' names are Mausha Berman and Chasia
Gordon.

I have had great success with other branches of my family using the
LitvakSig databases. I am trying to determine if I am searching
incorrectly for the Berman records (I have tried different name
variations and regions), or if these records are just not available in
the database. Also, if they are not in the database, do these records
exist at the archives.

I do have a copy of the Yurburg Yizkor book, which is an excellent
resource, but I did not find anything conclusive about my family.

Thanks for any help you can provide.

You can contact me privately at sheilab221@...


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Jurbakas records #lithuania

Sheila Berman
 

I have been looking unsuccessfully for Jurbakas records for my
grandfather's family. The birth dates range >from 1882 to 1900.
Given names are Gittel, Shmuel, Sholom, Meyer, Lena, Ana and Sara. The
only record I could find was a 1930 marriage record for Sara that took
place in Jurbakas. Parents' names are Mausha Berman and Chasia
Gordon.

I have had great success with other branches of my family using the
LitvakSig databases. I am trying to determine if I am searching
incorrectly for the Berman records (I have tried different name
variations and regions), or if these records are just not available in
the database. Also, if they are not in the database, do these records
exist at the archives.

I do have a copy of the Yurburg Yizkor book, which is an excellent
resource, but I did not find anything conclusive about my family.

Thanks for any help you can provide.

You can contact me privately at sheilab221@...


Need photo from Iasi Jewish Cemetery #general

Jennifer Weitzner <jfweitzner@...>
 

How can I get a photo of this gravestone?

Dvora Beila Smilovici
Div III Sec V Aug 18 1909
Iasi Jewish Cemetery

Thank you,

Jennifer Weitzner


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Need photo from Iasi Jewish Cemetery #general

Jennifer Weitzner <jfweitzner@...>
 

How can I get a photo of this gravestone?

Dvora Beila Smilovici
Div III Sec V Aug 18 1909
Iasi Jewish Cemetery

Thank you,

Jennifer Weitzner


Issuing authority for Vilnius internal and foreign passports #lithuania

Russ Maurer
 

In a recent message, LitvakSIG announced the completion of the Vilnius
foreign passports (over 17,000 records) and at the same time reminded
that we had previously completed the internal passports project (over
150,000 records for all of Lithuania, including some 40,000 for
Vilnius). We generally lump all these records together under the
heading of Lithuanian passports, e.g., in the All-Lithuania database
(ALD). Unfortunately, doing so obscures the true origin of the
passports >from Vilnius.

Both the internal (identity) and foreign (travel) passports were
issued during the interwar years. In those years, Vilnius and
adjoining areas were under Polish administration, the Lithuanian
government having relocated to Kaunas at the end of 1918. Passports
issued in Vilnius were issued by the Polish administration. Recipients
of such passports were recognized as Polish citizens. There were no
Lithuanian passports issued in Vilnius in this time period.

The Vilnius foreign passport project includes two fonds, over 900
records combined, that relate to passports that were NOT issued in
Vilnius after all. These records are for Lithuanian foreign passports.
They can be recognized in the ALD by their archival signature. Records
with a signature beginning LCVA/377 were issued by the Lithuanian
Interior ministry. Recipients of these passports lived in all areas of
independent Lithuania. Records with a signature beginning LCVA/383
were issued by the Embassy of Lithuania in Riga. Most recipients of
these passports lived in western Lithuania or were Lithuanian expats
living in Latvia.

Any questions can be directed to me.

Russ Maurer
Records Acquisition & Translation Coordinator, LitvakSIG


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Issuing authority for Vilnius internal and foreign passports #lithuania

Russ Maurer
 

In a recent message, LitvakSIG announced the completion of the Vilnius
foreign passports (over 17,000 records) and at the same time reminded
that we had previously completed the internal passports project (over
150,000 records for all of Lithuania, including some 40,000 for
Vilnius). We generally lump all these records together under the
heading of Lithuanian passports, e.g., in the All-Lithuania database
(ALD). Unfortunately, doing so obscures the true origin of the
passports >from Vilnius.

Both the internal (identity) and foreign (travel) passports were
issued during the interwar years. In those years, Vilnius and
adjoining areas were under Polish administration, the Lithuanian
government having relocated to Kaunas at the end of 1918. Passports
issued in Vilnius were issued by the Polish administration. Recipients
of such passports were recognized as Polish citizens. There were no
Lithuanian passports issued in Vilnius in this time period.

The Vilnius foreign passport project includes two fonds, over 900
records combined, that relate to passports that were NOT issued in
Vilnius after all. These records are for Lithuanian foreign passports.
They can be recognized in the ALD by their archival signature. Records
with a signature beginning LCVA/377 were issued by the Lithuanian
Interior ministry. Recipients of these passports lived in all areas of
independent Lithuania. Records with a signature beginning LCVA/383
were issued by the Embassy of Lithuania in Riga. Most recipients of
these passports lived in western Lithuania or were Lithuanian expats
living in Latvia.

Any questions can be directed to me.

Russ Maurer
Records Acquisition & Translation Coordinator, LitvakSIG


Looking for more information on families from Biezun and Radzanow--Poland/Russia #general

Dina Hill
 

Hi Everyone,

I finally had a huge breakthrough after so many years on the HILL
family who was CHIL and BERKOWICZ in the early 1800s in Radzanow and
Biezun, Poland (and Russia depending on when). The last names were
taken >from first names CHIL and Berek. It is thoroughly amazing how
many names!! I found a branch in Israel with the last name BENIAMINI
all coming >from the same ancestor CHIL who married Dwosza. They had a
son Berek Chil who was born about 1808.

Berek Chil married Rifka JOSKOWICZ (daughter of Josek and Dwojra). She
was born about 1816. She died on April 25, 1893, in Radzanow,
Mazowieckie, Poland.

Berek and Ryfka had the following children:

Chil Berkowicz. He married Cerka Miriam HERSZKOWICZ on November 25,
1857, in Radzanow, Poland.
Chana Chil was born on August 7, 1839. She married Szmul DAWIDOWICZ
on April 29, 1857 in Radzanow. He was born about 1839.
Szayna Chil was born on June 2, 1842 in Radzanow, Poland
Abram Hersz Chil also known as Abraham Hersz Berkowicz (he had two
last names) was born about 1843 in Radzanow, Poland. He married Sura
Pozmantier (daughter of Abram Moszek Pozmantier and Frajda KADECKI).
She was born in Biezun in 1844.

If anyone has any of these names >from these towns in their trees,
please contact me.

Also, I would like someone to please explain how and why they had two
last names. I can figure out that when Beniamin-Majer Chil immigrated
to Israel before the Holocaust, his son most likely changed the
surname to Beniamini. How can I find out how that happened?? How can
I research in Israel??

This is a major breakthrough finally getting to know Aaron Joseph Hill
(as he was known in the USA) in Poland and his siblings most of all.
One who went to Israel. I was in contact with one of the descendants
on Facebook but her English isn't great so she can't help me find out
who her grandfather was. Someone with the name Khanoh Beniamini
filled out Pages of Testimony at Yad Vashem for the Chil family.

I am also looking for descendants of Dvora Nebenhaus or Nebenhauz,
another Chil submitter for Pages of Testimony. She is deceased so I
would like to find her family in Israel. She is another piece to this
puzzle.

Best Regards,

Dina Aptekar Hill

SEARCHING FOR JOSKOWICZ, BENIAMINI, HILL, CHIL, BERCOWICZ, BERKOWITZ,
HERSZKOWICZ, JOSKOWICZ


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Looking for more information on families from Biezun and Radzanow--Poland/Russia #general

Dina Hill
 

Hi Everyone,

I finally had a huge breakthrough after so many years on the HILL
family who was CHIL and BERKOWICZ in the early 1800s in Radzanow and
Biezun, Poland (and Russia depending on when). The last names were
taken >from first names CHIL and Berek. It is thoroughly amazing how
many names!! I found a branch in Israel with the last name BENIAMINI
all coming >from the same ancestor CHIL who married Dwosza. They had a
son Berek Chil who was born about 1808.

Berek Chil married Rifka JOSKOWICZ (daughter of Josek and Dwojra). She
was born about 1816. She died on April 25, 1893, in Radzanow,
Mazowieckie, Poland.

Berek and Ryfka had the following children:

Chil Berkowicz. He married Cerka Miriam HERSZKOWICZ on November 25,
1857, in Radzanow, Poland.
Chana Chil was born on August 7, 1839. She married Szmul DAWIDOWICZ
on April 29, 1857 in Radzanow. He was born about 1839.
Szayna Chil was born on June 2, 1842 in Radzanow, Poland
Abram Hersz Chil also known as Abraham Hersz Berkowicz (he had two
last names) was born about 1843 in Radzanow, Poland. He married Sura
Pozmantier (daughter of Abram Moszek Pozmantier and Frajda KADECKI).
She was born in Biezun in 1844.

If anyone has any of these names >from these towns in their trees,
please contact me.

Also, I would like someone to please explain how and why they had two
last names. I can figure out that when Beniamin-Majer Chil immigrated
to Israel before the Holocaust, his son most likely changed the
surname to Beniamini. How can I find out how that happened?? How can
I research in Israel??

This is a major breakthrough finally getting to know Aaron Joseph Hill
(as he was known in the USA) in Poland and his siblings most of all.
One who went to Israel. I was in contact with one of the descendants
on Facebook but her English isn't great so she can't help me find out
who her grandfather was. Someone with the name Khanoh Beniamini
filled out Pages of Testimony at Yad Vashem for the Chil family.

I am also looking for descendants of Dvora Nebenhaus or Nebenhauz,
another Chil submitter for Pages of Testimony. She is deceased so I
would like to find her family in Israel. She is another piece to this
puzzle.

Best Regards,

Dina Aptekar Hill

SEARCHING FOR JOSKOWICZ, BENIAMINI, HILL, CHIL, BERCOWICZ, BERKOWITZ,
HERSZKOWICZ, JOSKOWICZ


ViewMate Translation Request - Polish: KALISZ from Lodz #poland

Ofer Manela
 

Dear All,

I've posted 5 marriage records in Polish for which I need translations.

They are on ViewMate at the following addresses:
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM72260
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM72261
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM72262
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM72263
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM72264

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.

Many thanks,
Ofer Manela
Petach-Tikva

Researching:
KLIN / KLEIN, TIMBERG, HALMAN / HELMAN - Chrzanow, Krakow
MIKULICKI - Lida area


JRI Poland #Poland ViewMate Translation Request - Polish: KALISZ from Lodz #poland

Ofer Manela
 

Dear All,

I've posted 5 marriage records in Polish for which I need translations.

They are on ViewMate at the following addresses:
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM72260
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM72261
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM72262
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM72263
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM72264

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.

Many thanks,
Ofer Manela
Petach-Tikva

Researching:
KLIN / KLEIN, TIMBERG, HALMAN / HELMAN - Chrzanow, Krakow
MIKULICKI - Lida area


Re: Searching for Myriam CYMBALISTA TOPPER (correct TROPER) - FOUND! #france

Selma Sheridan
 

Dear researchers,
Thanks to smart and generous people, within 24 hours I received contact
information for this lady. Today, I spoke with her by phone.
This is so much more than a hobby, this reunites families and completes
family histories! Many thanks for all the good work you do.

Selma J. Sheridan
Oswego NY


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Searching for Myriam CYMBALISTA TOPPER (correct TROPER) - FOUND! #general

Selma Sheridan
 

Dear researchers,
Thanks to smart and generous people, within 24 hours I received contact
information for this lady. Today, I spoke with her by phone.
This is so much more than a hobby, this reunites families and completes
family histories! Many thanks for all the good work you do.

Selma J. Sheridan
Oswego NY


JGS Palm Beach County, FL. March Membership meeting REMINDER #general

Sylvia Furshman Nusinov
 

Jewish Genealogical Society of Palm Beach County, FL
March Membership Meeting Notice
Wednesday, March13, 2019
12:30PM-3PM
South County Civic Center, 16700 Jog Road, Delray Beach, Florida.

Guests are always welcome. There is a $5.00 Guest Fee for non-members, which
may be applied to the membership fee, if a guest decides to join JGSPBCI.

Agenda:
12:30 PM - 1PM: Brick Wall Session, with member experts taking questions >from
the floor
1PM - Brief business meeting

Program: Guest Speaker, Andrew Zalewski: "Galician Portraits: the Story of
Jews, Gentiles and Emperors"

Through genealogical findings Mr.Zalewski, a Gesher Galicia Board member and
author of two books on Austrian Galicia (1772-1918] "discovers the largest
Jewish community in multi-ethnic Austria-Hungary. His talk is illustrated by
historical pictures, unique archival documents and old maps"

For additional information: see our web-site http:/www.jgspalmbeachcounty.org

submitted by: Sylvia Furshman Nusinov
President Emerita, JGSPBCI, FL


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JGS Palm Beach County, FL. March Membership meeting REMINDER #general

Sylvia Furshman Nusinov
 

Jewish Genealogical Society of Palm Beach County, FL
March Membership Meeting Notice
Wednesday, March13, 2019
12:30PM-3PM
South County Civic Center, 16700 Jog Road, Delray Beach, Florida.

Guests are always welcome. There is a $5.00 Guest Fee for non-members, which
may be applied to the membership fee, if a guest decides to join JGSPBCI.

Agenda:
12:30 PM - 1PM: Brick Wall Session, with member experts taking questions >from
the floor
1PM - Brief business meeting

Program: Guest Speaker, Andrew Zalewski: "Galician Portraits: the Story of
Jews, Gentiles and Emperors"

Through genealogical findings Mr.Zalewski, a Gesher Galicia Board member and
author of two books on Austrian Galicia (1772-1918] "discovers the largest
Jewish community in multi-ethnic Austria-Hungary. His talk is illustrated by
historical pictures, unique archival documents and old maps"

For additional information: see our web-site http:/www.jgspalmbeachcounty.org

submitted by: Sylvia Furshman Nusinov
President Emerita, JGSPBCI, FL


My take on Ancestry's new ThruLines #general

IsraelP@pikholz.org <ipikholz@...>
 

My first take on Ancestry's ThruLines, as the tree-owners begin
replying to my inquiries. Lots of promise in those potential
ancestors, but you must (**must!**) be very very careful.
https://allmyforeparents.blogspot.com/2019/03/ancestrys-thrulines.html

Israel Pickholtz
Jerusalem


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen My take on Ancestry's new ThruLines #general

IsraelP@pikholz.org <ipikholz@...>
 

My first take on Ancestry's ThruLines, as the tree-owners begin
replying to my inquiries. Lots of promise in those potential
ancestors, but you must (**must!**) be very very careful.
https://allmyforeparents.blogspot.com/2019/03/ancestrys-thrulines.html

Israel Pickholtz
Jerusalem