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New data available from the Vilnius Household Registers project #poland

Russ Maurer
 

LitvakSIG is very pleased to announce that batch 4 of the Vilnius
household registers project, 5185 lines, is now available to qualified
donors. To help you decide if this batch is relevant to you, please
consult the free Batch 4 preview which you can download from
the VHR home page,
https://www.litvaksig.org/research/special-projects/vilnius-household-registers
(short URL: https://tinyurl.com/yab5ojnv).

The batch preview shows the full name and year of birth (or age)
for each person in batch 4.

During the period between WWI and WWII, Vilnius and adjoining
areas (that today are within eastern Lithuania and western Belarus)
were under Polish control. In Vilnius, Poland imposed its system
of household registration for population registration and mobility
control >from 1919 to 1940. More than 13,000 household registers
have survived. They contain a treasure trove of information about
people who lived in or visited Vilnius. Typical records may include
the first and last name, maiden name, names of the parents including
the mother's maiden name, marital status, nationality and religion,
place and date of birth (or age), place of previous residence, date of
arrival to the lodgings, date of leaving the lodgings and next destination.
We estimate that the collection, in all, contains about a million lines
of data for Jews.

Because this is a long-term project, we are releasing data 5,000 lines
at a time, approximately every 2-3 months. Batch 4 contains all
available data >from six large apartment buildings located at Mala
Stefanska 19, Wielka Stefanska 5 and 14, and Zawalna 10/3, 15, and 16.
Each batch will be added to the free, searchable All-Lithuania
database about 18 months after release.

Of particular note, because of the shifting national boundaries, the
Vilnius household registers will be of interest to a wider audience
than one might imagine. There was no border between Vilnius
and the rest of interwar Poland. People flowed freely between
Vilnius and such other cities as Warsaw, Bialystok, Lodz, Lida, Disna,
Oshmiany, Minsk, and others. If your ancestors were anywhere in that
area between the wars, they could have stopped in Vilnius and made
an appearance in a household register.

All necessary information about these data releases, including how to
become a qualified donor, can be found on the VHR home page
linked above. While you're there, check out our new Vilnius
interactive map (thank you, Jay Osborn!)

Any questions should be directed to me at vhrproject@...

Russ Maurer
VHR project coordinator, LitvakSIG


JRI Poland #Poland New data available from the Vilnius Household Registers project #poland

Russ Maurer
 

LitvakSIG is very pleased to announce that batch 4 of the Vilnius
household registers project, 5185 lines, is now available to qualified
donors. To help you decide if this batch is relevant to you, please
consult the free Batch 4 preview which you can download from
the VHR home page,
https://www.litvaksig.org/research/special-projects/vilnius-household-registers
(short URL: https://tinyurl.com/yab5ojnv).

The batch preview shows the full name and year of birth (or age)
for each person in batch 4.

During the period between WWI and WWII, Vilnius and adjoining
areas (that today are within eastern Lithuania and western Belarus)
were under Polish control. In Vilnius, Poland imposed its system
of household registration for population registration and mobility
control >from 1919 to 1940. More than 13,000 household registers
have survived. They contain a treasure trove of information about
people who lived in or visited Vilnius. Typical records may include
the first and last name, maiden name, names of the parents including
the mother's maiden name, marital status, nationality and religion,
place and date of birth (or age), place of previous residence, date of
arrival to the lodgings, date of leaving the lodgings and next destination.
We estimate that the collection, in all, contains about a million lines
of data for Jews.

Because this is a long-term project, we are releasing data 5,000 lines
at a time, approximately every 2-3 months. Batch 4 contains all
available data >from six large apartment buildings located at Mala
Stefanska 19, Wielka Stefanska 5 and 14, and Zawalna 10/3, 15, and 16.
Each batch will be added to the free, searchable All-Lithuania
database about 18 months after release.

Of particular note, because of the shifting national boundaries, the
Vilnius household registers will be of interest to a wider audience
than one might imagine. There was no border between Vilnius
and the rest of interwar Poland. People flowed freely between
Vilnius and such other cities as Warsaw, Bialystok, Lodz, Lida, Disna,
Oshmiany, Minsk, and others. If your ancestors were anywhere in that
area between the wars, they could have stopped in Vilnius and made
an appearance in a household register.

All necessary information about these data releases, including how to
become a qualified donor, can be found on the VHR home page
linked above. While you're there, check out our new Vilnius
interactive map (thank you, Jay Osborn!)

Any questions should be directed to me at vhrproject@...

Russ Maurer
VHR project coordinator, LitvakSIG


Cyrillic extraction requests - Szczebrzeszyn near Zamosc #poland

Tamar Amit <ta.genealogy@...>
 

Hi,

I have posted records in Cyrillic for the following surnames on
Viewmate and would be very grateful for translations (they don't have
to be word-for-word): GEWIRCMAN, RAJSBOJM, ROZENBERG.

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM71952
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM71951
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM71950
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM71949
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM71946

Thanking anyone who helps most sincerely in advance!

Thanks
Tamar AMIT
Herzelia, ISRAEL


JRI Poland #Poland Cyrillic extraction requests - Szczebrzeszyn near Zamosc #poland

Tamar Amit <ta.genealogy@...>
 

Hi,

I have posted records in Cyrillic for the following surnames on
Viewmate and would be very grateful for translations (they don't have
to be word-for-word): GEWIRCMAN, RAJSBOJM, ROZENBERG.

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM71952
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM71951
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM71950
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM71949
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM71946

Thanking anyone who helps most sincerely in advance!

Thanks
Tamar AMIT
Herzelia, ISRAEL


JGS New York Meeting Feb.24 - Lublin's 43 Thousand Project #poland

Harriet Mayer
 

Jewish Genealogical Society New York Meeting
Sunday, Feb. 24 at 2 PM
at the Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th St. New York

"Documenting an Entire Lost Jewish Community, One Individual at a Time:
Lublin's "Grodzka Gate-NN Theatre" Centre and the 43 Thousand Project "

Speaker: Olivier Szlos

This presentation will describe the work of the "Grodzka Gate-NN Theatre"
Centre to reclaim Jewish memory in the Lublin region of Poland, with
its 43 Thousand Project, by exploring archives, personal testimonies
and data >from private collections to retrieve names, photos, documents
and stories. It will provide a hands-on approach to the project's public
access database and touch on the Antwerp Lublin project, JRI-Poland and
other genealogical sources.

Olivier Szlos is a fundraising professional. For over thirty years he has
been researching his family inFrance, Poland and ten other countries.
Olivier has worked with the "Grodzka Gate-NN Theatre" Centre where,
in 2017, he attended a reunion of 200 Shoah survivors and their families
and descendants.

He has visited his ancestral towns in the Lublin region and volunteers
with the JRI-Poland Lubartow Town Project to help with indexing records.
He donated Szlos family papers to the Shoah Museum in Paris and was a
presenter at the IAJGS 2018 conference in Warsaw.

Free for JGSNY members; guests welcome, $5 at the door.

The Ackman & Ziff Family Genealogy Institute will be open >from
11 AM to 4 PM.

More information at our website: jgsny.org , or on Facebook.

Submitted by
Harriet Mayer
JGSNY VP Communications
New York NY


JRI Poland #Poland JGS New York Meeting Feb.24 - Lublin's 43 Thousand Project #poland

Harriet Mayer
 

Jewish Genealogical Society New York Meeting
Sunday, Feb. 24 at 2 PM
at the Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th St. New York

"Documenting an Entire Lost Jewish Community, One Individual at a Time:
Lublin's "Grodzka Gate-NN Theatre" Centre and the 43 Thousand Project "

Speaker: Olivier Szlos

This presentation will describe the work of the "Grodzka Gate-NN Theatre"
Centre to reclaim Jewish memory in the Lublin region of Poland, with
its 43 Thousand Project, by exploring archives, personal testimonies
and data >from private collections to retrieve names, photos, documents
and stories. It will provide a hands-on approach to the project's public
access database and touch on the Antwerp Lublin project, JRI-Poland and
other genealogical sources.

Olivier Szlos is a fundraising professional. For over thirty years he has
been researching his family inFrance, Poland and ten other countries.
Olivier has worked with the "Grodzka Gate-NN Theatre" Centre where,
in 2017, he attended a reunion of 200 Shoah survivors and their families
and descendants.

He has visited his ancestral towns in the Lublin region and volunteers
with the JRI-Poland Lubartow Town Project to help with indexing records.
He donated Szlos family papers to the Shoah Museum in Paris and was a
presenter at the IAJGS 2018 conference in Warsaw.

Free for JGSNY members; guests welcome, $5 at the door.

The Ackman & Ziff Family Genealogy Institute will be open >from
11 AM to 4 PM.

More information at our website: jgsny.org , or on Facebook.

Submitted by
Harriet Mayer
JGSNY VP Communications
New York NY


YOFFE - Pumpenai, Lithuania #general

Jules Feldman
 

It seems that my maternal great grandfather, Woolf Velvel KAGAN of Pumpenai
Lithuania, had a sister Peshe Mindel who in 1879 married in Pumpenai to
Moshe Leib, son of Sora and Binyamin Hirsh YOFFE, as his second wife.
They had 8 children all born in Pumpenai:

Yokel Shlomo b. 1882
Abram Perets 1883
Vittel 1885
Yisrael Shmerel 1886
Chaya 1888
Sora 1894
Ita Mere 1897
Efroim Getsel 1898

Information about descendants will be welcome. Please reply privately

Thanks,
Jules Feldman
Kibbutz Yizreel


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen YOFFE - Pumpenai, Lithuania #general

Jules Feldman
 

It seems that my maternal great grandfather, Woolf Velvel KAGAN of Pumpenai
Lithuania, had a sister Peshe Mindel who in 1879 married in Pumpenai to
Moshe Leib, son of Sora and Binyamin Hirsh YOFFE, as his second wife.
They had 8 children all born in Pumpenai:

Yokel Shlomo b. 1882
Abram Perets 1883
Vittel 1885
Yisrael Shmerel 1886
Chaya 1888
Sora 1894
Ita Mere 1897
Efroim Getsel 1898

Information about descendants will be welcome. Please reply privately

Thanks,
Jules Feldman
Kibbutz Yizreel


Mein ELKRAT/ELCRAT #general

Philip Deters <pjdeters@...>
 

I am searching for my great uncle "Mein" or "Max" ELKRAT/ELCRAT >from "Secola" in
the Russian Empire in the late 19th century. Any help?

Philip Deters


JGSGW February 24, 2019 Meeting & Program Announcement #general

N. Kotz
 

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Washington (JGSGW) will
present Stop Thief! The True Story of Abraham Greenthal, King of the
Pickpockets, in 19th Century New York City presented by Edward David
Luft, taking place at Ohev Sholom: The National Synagogue, on Sunday,
February 24, 2019, Ohev Shalom is located at 1600 Jonquil Street, NW
Washington, DC.

1:00 PM - Schmooze and Discussion Tables - Central European Research sources
1:30 PM - Program Meeting

Edward David Luft will speak about his book, Stop Thief! The True
Story of Abraham Greenthal, King of the Pickpockets in 19th Century
New York City, as Revealed >from Contemporary Sources. The author was
inspired to write his book because he wanted to correct all of the
erroneous information online on a popular website. Greenthal,
1822-1889, was probably the greatest pickpocket in history and the
head of a gang of criminals with international connections. Crime was
the family business, and Greenthal boasted near the end of his life
that he had never done an honest day's work in his life.

Learn the full story, painstakingly pieced together >from archives,
authoritative books, contemporary newspaper publications, and actual
visits to most of the locations abroad where Greenthal lived,
including Brazil, Germany, and Poland.

Edward David Luft graduated >from Syracuse University and received his
J. D. degree >from Syracuse University College of Law. After two years
in the Peace Corps in Botswana, he worked for The New Yorker Magazine.
He retired >from U.S. Government employment in Washington, DC. He is
the author of The Naturalized Jews of the Grand Duchy of Posen in 1834
and 1835, as well as the book about which he will speak. He is a
frequent contributor to Avotaynu and other publications on a variety
of subjects with a focus on genealogy research and resources in
Germany and Central Europe, and his work is often cited in genealogy
publications around the world.

JGSGW Guest Attendance Policy:
Meetings and most events are free to JGSGW members. Non-members may
attend for a fee of $5. If they decide to join JGSGW at the meeting or
event, the $5 will be applied toward membership. Members who require
personal assistance due to a health condition or disability may bring
an assistant at no charge.

Nancy C. Kotz
VP Communications, JGSGW
http://www.jgsgw.org


JGS of Michigan program February 24th: Reading Records for the Beginning Genealogist #general

Adina Lipsitz
 

JGS of Michigan invites to you an encore presentation of:

Reading Records for the Beginning Genealogist

With Special Guest Robbie Terman
Director of the Leonard N. Simons Jewish Community Archive
Sunday, February 24 at 10:00 AM
Holocaust Memorial Center - ABC rooms

Members of JGSMI and Friends of the Archives: Free
All other guests: $10
Memberships may be paid at the door
Light refreshments will be served

Census, ship manifests, birth certificates - these are just a few types of
important records to genealogists. But what happens when you find them? What
do they mean? And where do you go next? This session will focus on how to
interpret common genealogy records.

After a short break, there will time for Q&A.

Adina Lipsitz,
VP Publicity and Webmaster
http://www.jgsmi.org


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Mein ELKRAT/ELCRAT #general

Philip Deters <pjdeters@...>
 

I am searching for my great uncle "Mein" or "Max" ELKRAT/ELCRAT >from "Secola" in
the Russian Empire in the late 19th century. Any help?

Philip Deters


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JGSGW February 24, 2019 Meeting & Program Announcement #general

N. Kotz
 

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Washington (JGSGW) will
present Stop Thief! The True Story of Abraham Greenthal, King of the
Pickpockets, in 19th Century New York City presented by Edward David
Luft, taking place at Ohev Sholom: The National Synagogue, on Sunday,
February 24, 2019, Ohev Shalom is located at 1600 Jonquil Street, NW
Washington, DC.

1:00 PM - Schmooze and Discussion Tables - Central European Research sources
1:30 PM - Program Meeting

Edward David Luft will speak about his book, Stop Thief! The True
Story of Abraham Greenthal, King of the Pickpockets in 19th Century
New York City, as Revealed >from Contemporary Sources. The author was
inspired to write his book because he wanted to correct all of the
erroneous information online on a popular website. Greenthal,
1822-1889, was probably the greatest pickpocket in history and the
head of a gang of criminals with international connections. Crime was
the family business, and Greenthal boasted near the end of his life
that he had never done an honest day's work in his life.

Learn the full story, painstakingly pieced together >from archives,
authoritative books, contemporary newspaper publications, and actual
visits to most of the locations abroad where Greenthal lived,
including Brazil, Germany, and Poland.

Edward David Luft graduated >from Syracuse University and received his
J. D. degree >from Syracuse University College of Law. After two years
in the Peace Corps in Botswana, he worked for The New Yorker Magazine.
He retired >from U.S. Government employment in Washington, DC. He is
the author of The Naturalized Jews of the Grand Duchy of Posen in 1834
and 1835, as well as the book about which he will speak. He is a
frequent contributor to Avotaynu and other publications on a variety
of subjects with a focus on genealogy research and resources in
Germany and Central Europe, and his work is often cited in genealogy
publications around the world.

JGSGW Guest Attendance Policy:
Meetings and most events are free to JGSGW members. Non-members may
attend for a fee of $5. If they decide to join JGSGW at the meeting or
event, the $5 will be applied toward membership. Members who require
personal assistance due to a health condition or disability may bring
an assistant at no charge.

Nancy C. Kotz
VP Communications, JGSGW
http://www.jgsgw.org


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JGS of Michigan program February 24th: Reading Records for the Beginning Genealogist #general

Adina Lipsitz
 

JGS of Michigan invites to you an encore presentation of:

Reading Records for the Beginning Genealogist

With Special Guest Robbie Terman
Director of the Leonard N. Simons Jewish Community Archive
Sunday, February 24 at 10:00 AM
Holocaust Memorial Center - ABC rooms

Members of JGSMI and Friends of the Archives: Free
All other guests: $10
Memberships may be paid at the door
Light refreshments will be served

Census, ship manifests, birth certificates - these are just a few types of
important records to genealogists. But what happens when you find them? What
do they mean? And where do you go next? This session will focus on how to
interpret common genealogy records.

After a short break, there will time for Q&A.

Adina Lipsitz,
VP Publicity and Webmaster
http://www.jgsmi.org


Served 18 months CR in 1901 & 2, in Russian Army, 87th Infantry Rgmt. #general

Our Jewish Family History Research
 

Hello Genners:

I am hoping that someone with knowledge can assist me.

The following information is >from an Salford Alien Registration. I am not
familiar with where records might exist for individuals who emigrated to the
United Kingdom in 1903. I have not located anything at all.


Nationality and Birthplace: "Russian, "Kiev"
Arrived in U.K. in "1903 >from Russia"
Remarks: "Served 18 months CR in 1901 & 2, in Russian Army, 87th Infantry Rgmt."
Age in 1901: 20 years of age

Thank you in advance.

Jacquie GRUSZECKI
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Researching CAPLIN >from "Russia"


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Served 18 months CR in 1901 & 2, in Russian Army, 87th Infantry Rgmt. #general

Our Jewish Family History Research
 

Hello Genners:

I am hoping that someone with knowledge can assist me.

The following information is >from an Salford Alien Registration. I am not
familiar with where records might exist for individuals who emigrated to the
United Kingdom in 1903. I have not located anything at all.


Nationality and Birthplace: "Russian, "Kiev"
Arrived in U.K. in "1903 >from Russia"
Remarks: "Served 18 months CR in 1901 & 2, in Russian Army, 87th Infantry Rgmt."
Age in 1901: 20 years of age

Thank you in advance.

Jacquie GRUSZECKI
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Researching CAPLIN >from "Russia"


JGS New York Meeting, Sunday, Feb.24 #general

Harriet Mayer
 

Jewish Genealogical Society New York Meeting
Sunday, Feb. 24 at 2 PM
at the Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th St. New York

"Documenting an Entire Lost Jewish Community, One Individual at a Time: Lublin's
"Grodzka Gate-NN Theatre" Centre and the 43 Thousand Project "

Speaker: Olivier Szlos

This presentation will describe the work of the "Grodzka Gate-NN Theatre"Centre
to reclaim Jewish memory in the Lublin region of Poland, with its 43 Thousand
Project, by exploring archives, personal testimonies and data >from private
collections to retrieve names, photos, documents and stories. It will provide a
hands-on approach to the project's public access database and touch on the
Antwerp Lublin project, JRI-Poland and other genealogical sources.

Olivier Szlos is a fundraising professional. For over thirty years he has been
researching his family in France, Poland and ten other countries. Olivier has
worked with the "Grodzka Gate-NN Theatre" Centre where, in 2017, he attended a
reunion of 200 Shoah survivors and their families and descendants. He has
visited his ancestral towns in the Lublin region and volunteers with the
JRI-Poland Lubartow Town Project to help with indexing records. He donated
Szlos family papers to the Shoah Museum in Paris and was a presenter at the
IAJGS 2018 conference in Warsaw.

Free for JGSNY members; guests welcome, $5 at the door.

The Ackman & Ziff Family Genealogy Institute will be open >from 11 AM to 4 PM.

More information at our website: jgsny.org , or on Facebook.

Submitted by
Harriet Mayer
JGSNY VP Communications
New York NY


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JGS New York Meeting, Sunday, Feb.24 #general

Harriet Mayer
 

Jewish Genealogical Society New York Meeting
Sunday, Feb. 24 at 2 PM
at the Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th St. New York

"Documenting an Entire Lost Jewish Community, One Individual at a Time: Lublin's
"Grodzka Gate-NN Theatre" Centre and the 43 Thousand Project "

Speaker: Olivier Szlos

This presentation will describe the work of the "Grodzka Gate-NN Theatre"Centre
to reclaim Jewish memory in the Lublin region of Poland, with its 43 Thousand
Project, by exploring archives, personal testimonies and data >from private
collections to retrieve names, photos, documents and stories. It will provide a
hands-on approach to the project's public access database and touch on the
Antwerp Lublin project, JRI-Poland and other genealogical sources.

Olivier Szlos is a fundraising professional. For over thirty years he has been
researching his family in France, Poland and ten other countries. Olivier has
worked with the "Grodzka Gate-NN Theatre" Centre where, in 2017, he attended a
reunion of 200 Shoah survivors and their families and descendants. He has
visited his ancestral towns in the Lublin region and volunteers with the
JRI-Poland Lubartow Town Project to help with indexing records. He donated
Szlos family papers to the Shoah Museum in Paris and was a presenter at the
IAJGS 2018 conference in Warsaw.

Free for JGSNY members; guests welcome, $5 at the door.

The Ackman & Ziff Family Genealogy Institute will be open >from 11 AM to 4 PM.

More information at our website: jgsny.org , or on Facebook.

Submitted by
Harriet Mayer
JGSNY VP Communications
New York NY


ViewMate translation request - German - Peter Reinitz in Moravia. at last! #hungary

omri@...
 

Dear Group,

I think that at last I managed to solve one of my highest brick walls which
is bothering me since I (and my late father before me) started to research
my Hungarian roots.

For years I have been trying to find the connection between Moravia where my
GGGGF Peter REINITZ came >from to Hungary around 1800. Finally I think I have
managed to break the brick wall. In the "Hranice Book of changes in land
holdings" I found several pages describing changes in holding of a house in
Hranice relating to Peter REINITZ. It seems that Peter or his family had a
strong connection to Bonyhad. Later or in parallel he lived in Nagykanizsa
(Canisha/Canisa). I am posting two parts of a short document signed by a
medical Doctor. I would very much appreciate a translation of this document
which is posted here:
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM71936
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM71937

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

Thank you very much.
Omri Arnon
Israel

Moderator: Please use ViewMate to respond as requested.


Hungary SIG #Hungary ViewMate translation request - German - Peter Reinitz in Moravia. at last! #hungary

omri@...
 

Dear Group,

I think that at last I managed to solve one of my highest brick walls which
is bothering me since I (and my late father before me) started to research
my Hungarian roots.

For years I have been trying to find the connection between Moravia where my
GGGGF Peter REINITZ came >from to Hungary around 1800. Finally I think I have
managed to break the brick wall. In the "Hranice Book of changes in land
holdings" I found several pages describing changes in holding of a house in
Hranice relating to Peter REINITZ. It seems that Peter or his family had a
strong connection to Bonyhad. Later or in parallel he lived in Nagykanizsa
(Canisha/Canisa). I am posting two parts of a short document signed by a
medical Doctor. I would very much appreciate a translation of this document
which is posted here:
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM71936
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM71937

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

Thank you very much.
Omri Arnon
Israel

Moderator: Please use ViewMate to respond as requested.