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Re: Litvak Links: Latvia and Africa #lithuania

Rose Lerer Cohen <roseron@...>
 

ONLY ONE WEEK TO GO!

Even if you have not pre-registered, we look forward to your attending the
first LitvakSIG seminar in Israel.

You can register on arrival at the seminar. Don't miss this opportunity to
further your research and meet other researchers.


Litvak Links: Latvia and Africa

Beth Hatefutsoth – The Nahum Goldmann Museum of the Diaspora

Wednesday, 2nd April 2008

Program:

9:30-10:00 Registration

10:00 -10:30 Opening: Israel Genealogy Society, Beit Hatefutsoth,
LitvakSIG,

10:30-11:15 Dr Martha Lev-Zion - Overlapping research - Lithuania and Latvia
(English)

11:15-1130 Tea/Coffee break

11:30 - 12:15 Rabbi Dov Sidelsky - Research methods for a book on the Zilber
family and their descendants and the town of Musnik/ Musninkai (Hebrew)

12:20 - 13:50 Dr Rose Lerer Cohen -- The South African Litvak
connection –investigating movements through databases (Hebrew)

13:50 -14:45 Lunch (not included) and Birds of a Feather

14:45 -15:50 Archive Panel (Hebrew)
Ms. Rochelle Rubinstein – Deputy Director of Archival Affairs, The Central
Zionist Archives
Mrs. Hadassah Assouline – Director, The Central Archive of the History of
the Jewish People
Mr. Haim Ghiuzeli - The Douglas E. Goldman Jewish Genealogy Center at Beth
Hatefutsoth


14:50 – 15:00 - Summing up


Registration Fees


120 IS – Full fee
90 IS -members of LitvakSIG
60 IS for those joining LitvakSIG prior to the seminar (enclose your
LitvakSIGreceipt with registration form).

100IS - members of the Israel Genealogy Society (IGS)

Looking forward to seeing you there.

Rose Lerer Cohen


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania re: Litvak Links: Latvia and Africa #lithuania

Rose Lerer Cohen <roseron@...>
 

ONLY ONE WEEK TO GO!

Even if you have not pre-registered, we look forward to your attending the
first LitvakSIG seminar in Israel.

You can register on arrival at the seminar. Don't miss this opportunity to
further your research and meet other researchers.


Litvak Links: Latvia and Africa

Beth Hatefutsoth – The Nahum Goldmann Museum of the Diaspora

Wednesday, 2nd April 2008

Program:

9:30-10:00 Registration

10:00 -10:30 Opening: Israel Genealogy Society, Beit Hatefutsoth,
LitvakSIG,

10:30-11:15 Dr Martha Lev-Zion - Overlapping research - Lithuania and Latvia
(English)

11:15-1130 Tea/Coffee break

11:30 - 12:15 Rabbi Dov Sidelsky - Research methods for a book on the Zilber
family and their descendants and the town of Musnik/ Musninkai (Hebrew)

12:20 - 13:50 Dr Rose Lerer Cohen -- The South African Litvak
connection –investigating movements through databases (Hebrew)

13:50 -14:45 Lunch (not included) and Birds of a Feather

14:45 -15:50 Archive Panel (Hebrew)
Ms. Rochelle Rubinstein – Deputy Director of Archival Affairs, The Central
Zionist Archives
Mrs. Hadassah Assouline – Director, The Central Archive of the History of
the Jewish People
Mr. Haim Ghiuzeli - The Douglas E. Goldman Jewish Genealogy Center at Beth
Hatefutsoth


14:50 – 15:00 - Summing up


Registration Fees


120 IS – Full fee
90 IS -members of LitvakSIG
60 IS for those joining LitvakSIG prior to the seminar (enclose your
LitvakSIGreceipt with registration form).

100IS - members of the Israel Genealogy Society (IGS)

Looking forward to seeing you there.

Rose Lerer Cohen


1784, 1765 census lists in the Lithuanian State Historical Archives #lithuania

SoniaHoff1@...
 

Adam,

The Jewish Family History Foundation's has acquired all of the 1784 and
many of the 1765 poll-tax censuses for the Grand Duchy of Lithuania
Project (including what later became Belarus and Lithuania.) A
substantial number of these (in Polish) have been transliterated
already. It took several years to complete an inventory of the Jewish
kahals found in these 2400 pages, so many of those listed by the RTR
Foundation have been missed. On the Grand Duchy of Lithuania Project
website you can find lists of the nearly 100 Jewish communities which
are included and the status of their translation. The GDL Project will
begin publication of this data soon.

Sonia Hoffman
Coordinator, Grand Duchy Project
Jewish Family History Foundation
www.jewishfamilyhistory.org
GDLProject@aol.com

In a message dated 3/25/2008 8:54:47 P.M. Pacific Daylight Time,
Adam.Katzeff@tele2.se writes:
Mainly I would like to search through revision lists and other census
records and as I've understood there is a series of those in the
Lithuanian State Historical Archives stretching >from 1765 to 1858. With
the help of information at JewishGen as well as the RTRFoundation website,
I have managed to pin down some of the revision/census lists that for sure
exist for the area of Lithuania I'm researching, the former Siauliai
(Shavli) uyezd. But, I have a feeling there might excist more lists.
Therefore I'm wondering if someone knows if there are more lists than the
below listed (I have included the fond/opis/delo information after the
record when I know about it):

*Klykoliai 1765 census (SA 3738)
*Leckava 1765 census (SA 3738)
*Papile 1765 census (SA 3737)
*Papile 1795 revision (55/15/1003)
*Zagare 1795 revision (55/15/1102)
*Siauliai uyezd 1822-28 additional revision (515/25/448)
*Siauliai uyezd 1834 revision (515/25/465)
*Siauliai uyezd 1835-38 additional revision (515/25/465)
*Siauliai uyezd 1858 revision (1262/1/99)
*Siauliai uyezd 1866-69 additional revision (1262/1/124)

This is all the revisions/censuses that I have been able to confirm as
excisting for the former Siauliai uyezd. The sources for the 1765 censuses
comes >from the RTRFoundation website and I'm not sure they are correct as
they are not in the form fond/opis/delo. But might there be more
revisions/censuses in the Lithuanian State Historical Archives? According to
what I know there was also a census in 1784 as well as revisions in 1818
and 1850. But, maybe these censuses/revisions doesn't excist any more for
the Siauliai area. If anyone can confirm whether they excist or not, I will
be very glad!

Best regards,

Adam Katzeff,
Malmoe, Sweden


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania 1784, 1765 census lists in the Lithuanian State Historical Archives #lithuania

SoniaHoff1@...
 

Adam,

The Jewish Family History Foundation's has acquired all of the 1784 and
many of the 1765 poll-tax censuses for the Grand Duchy of Lithuania
Project (including what later became Belarus and Lithuania.) A
substantial number of these (in Polish) have been transliterated
already. It took several years to complete an inventory of the Jewish
kahals found in these 2400 pages, so many of those listed by the RTR
Foundation have been missed. On the Grand Duchy of Lithuania Project
website you can find lists of the nearly 100 Jewish communities which
are included and the status of their translation. The GDL Project will
begin publication of this data soon.

Sonia Hoffman
Coordinator, Grand Duchy Project
Jewish Family History Foundation
www.jewishfamilyhistory.org
GDLProject@aol.com

In a message dated 3/25/2008 8:54:47 P.M. Pacific Daylight Time,
Adam.Katzeff@tele2.se writes:
Mainly I would like to search through revision lists and other census
records and as I've understood there is a series of those in the
Lithuanian State Historical Archives stretching >from 1765 to 1858. With
the help of information at JewishGen as well as the RTRFoundation website,
I have managed to pin down some of the revision/census lists that for sure
exist for the area of Lithuania I'm researching, the former Siauliai
(Shavli) uyezd. But, I have a feeling there might excist more lists.
Therefore I'm wondering if someone knows if there are more lists than the
below listed (I have included the fond/opis/delo information after the
record when I know about it):

*Klykoliai 1765 census (SA 3738)
*Leckava 1765 census (SA 3738)
*Papile 1765 census (SA 3737)
*Papile 1795 revision (55/15/1003)
*Zagare 1795 revision (55/15/1102)
*Siauliai uyezd 1822-28 additional revision (515/25/448)
*Siauliai uyezd 1834 revision (515/25/465)
*Siauliai uyezd 1835-38 additional revision (515/25/465)
*Siauliai uyezd 1858 revision (1262/1/99)
*Siauliai uyezd 1866-69 additional revision (1262/1/124)

This is all the revisions/censuses that I have been able to confirm as
excisting for the former Siauliai uyezd. The sources for the 1765 censuses
comes >from the RTRFoundation website and I'm not sure they are correct as
they are not in the form fond/opis/delo. But might there be more
revisions/censuses in the Lithuanian State Historical Archives? According to
what I know there was also a census in 1784 as well as revisions in 1818
and 1850. But, maybe these censuses/revisions doesn't excist any more for
the Siauliai area. If anyone can confirm whether they excist or not, I will
be very glad!

Best regards,

Adam Katzeff,
Malmoe, Sweden


Jewish officers in Austro-Hungarian army - WW1 #austria-czech

Celia Male <celiamale@...>
 

Marilyn Sheridan (Miriam Sigal) wrote: "Were Jews permitted to be officers?
....... Where might he have fought?"

We have already had a few affirmative replies.

Please look at my site on the WW1 Jewish War memorial/war graves in Vienna.
You will find two plaques especially for officers. These were names submitted
by families >from all over the Habsburg Empire and probably chosen by ballot as
there was restricted space on the walls:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/cam37/sets/72157600774064187/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/cam37/667306471/in/set-72157600774064187/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/cam37/668164858/in/set-72157600774064187/

Officer ORNSTEIN on the Vienna plaque is also commemorated in his
home town of Trebitsch/Trebic in Moravia:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/cam37/667386681/in/set-72157600562686854/

Indeed there were many Jewish officers in the Austrian army in WW1.
They fought everywhere and were often decorated for bravery.
Some of the fiercest battles were in the Isonzo region of the Dolomites,
where there were many thousands of casualties, as well as in Galicia
[viz the siege of Przemysl].

This website is also very useful: http://www.austro-hungarian-army.co.uk/

Celia Male [U.K.]


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Jewish officers in Austro-Hungarian army - WW1 #austria-czech

Celia Male <celiamale@...>
 

Marilyn Sheridan (Miriam Sigal) wrote: "Were Jews permitted to be officers?
....... Where might he have fought?"

We have already had a few affirmative replies.

Please look at my site on the WW1 Jewish War memorial/war graves in Vienna.
You will find two plaques especially for officers. These were names submitted
by families >from all over the Habsburg Empire and probably chosen by ballot as
there was restricted space on the walls:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/cam37/sets/72157600774064187/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/cam37/667306471/in/set-72157600774064187/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/cam37/668164858/in/set-72157600774064187/

Officer ORNSTEIN on the Vienna plaque is also commemorated in his
home town of Trebitsch/Trebic in Moravia:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/cam37/667386681/in/set-72157600562686854/

Indeed there were many Jewish officers in the Austrian army in WW1.
They fought everywhere and were often decorated for bravery.
Some of the fiercest battles were in the Isonzo region of the Dolomites,
where there were many thousands of casualties, as well as in Galicia
[viz the siege of Przemysl].

This website is also very useful: http://www.austro-hungarian-army.co.uk/

Celia Male [U.K.]


Kriegsarchiv, Vienna #austria-czech

Celia Male <celiamale@...>
 

Strangely, few people look at our own website [yes, we have one!]:

http://www.jewishgen.org/austriaczech/

where the address of the Kriegsarchiv in Vienna is clearly given:

http://www.jewishgen.org/austriaczech/ausguide.htm#Kriegsarchiv

I warn you though, that they now charge quite heftily for any look-up.

Please explore the website, if you are a new member.

Celia Male [U.K.]


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Kriegsarchiv, Vienna #austria-czech

Celia Male <celiamale@...>
 

Strangely, few people look at our own website [yes, we have one!]:

http://www.jewishgen.org/austriaczech/

where the address of the Kriegsarchiv in Vienna is clearly given:

http://www.jewishgen.org/austriaczech/ausguide.htm#Kriegsarchiv

I warn you though, that they now charge quite heftily for any look-up.

Please explore the website, if you are a new member.

Celia Male [U.K.]


WW1 Uniform #austria-czech

Frank Eisinger <feising@...>
 

Regarding Marilyn Sheridan's inquiry to help identify the WW1
uniform shown on Viewmate, I would like to add the following:

1. The insignia shown could be either a Private (Gefreiter)
or a Lieutenant (Leutnant). Since the picture is not in color,
it is hard to tell. A Private has a six pointed white star,
and a Lieutenant has a six pointed silver or gold star.

See http://www.austro-hungarian-army.co.uk/badges/badges.htm.

2, Information could be obtained >from : Kriegsarchiv
NottendorferGasse 2
A-1030 Wien Vienna,Austria

or e-mail at: kapost@oesta.gv.at .

Frank Eisinger
Saint James, NY USA

Searching for ESINGER (Moravia)
HIRSCH (Gaunersdorf,Austria)
WEISS (Bohemia)


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech WW1 Uniform #austria-czech

Frank Eisinger <feising@...>
 

Regarding Marilyn Sheridan's inquiry to help identify the WW1
uniform shown on Viewmate, I would like to add the following:

1. The insignia shown could be either a Private (Gefreiter)
or a Lieutenant (Leutnant). Since the picture is not in color,
it is hard to tell. A Private has a six pointed white star,
and a Lieutenant has a six pointed silver or gold star.

See http://www.austro-hungarian-army.co.uk/badges/badges.htm.

2, Information could be obtained >from : Kriegsarchiv
NottendorferGasse 2
A-1030 Wien Vienna,Austria

or e-mail at: kapost@oesta.gv.at .

Frank Eisinger
Saint James, NY USA

Searching for ESINGER (Moravia)
HIRSCH (Gaunersdorf,Austria)
WEISS (Bohemia)


Need help with contact in Zurich #general

Neil@...
 

Looking for family of Eliezer LANDAU of Zurich (phone # or email).
Son of Shlomo ben Eliezer Landau >from Oswiciem (Aushwitz).
Thanks
Neil Rosenstein


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Need help with contact in Zurich #general

Neil@...
 

Looking for family of Eliezer LANDAU of Zurich (phone # or email).
Son of Shlomo ben Eliezer Landau >from Oswiciem (Aushwitz).
Thanks
Neil Rosenstein


Shabbat Candle Holders, Poland #general

Shelly Crane
 

Hello,

I was honored today with a most magnificent and awe inspiring gift >from a
cousin and that is 2 brass Shabbat Candle holders, which were apparently
passed down >from generation to generation for at least 300+ years! Someone
else in the family has the 3rd candle holder.
They are very heavy and my frail and petite 70+ year old great grandmother
Nechama MILEWICZ-LIPOWICZ >from Szczuczyn, (Lomza Gubernia,Poland) schlepped
them over to the US by herself when she immigrated in May 1939. These candle
holders obviously meant a lot to my great grandmother and now I am now
blessed to touch and hold this most precious piece of family Judaica and will be
honored to light them every Shabbos and someday pass them on to the next
generation. Along with that is a desire to learn as much as possible about
Shabbos candle holders and traditions >from that time period (on or before 1700).
A "google" didn't uncover what I was looking for in my search for more history.

Is there anyone with a special interest in antique Judaica >from Poland, who
is willing to share their expertise? I would love to learn more, particularly
if there should be any unique markings, design etc, which would identify a
more precise time period.

Please respond privately unless there is general information pertaining to
genealogy research.

Thank you!
Shelly Levin
USA
crzprncess@aol.com
Lomza Gubernia, Poland
ALEXANDROWICZ, BARANOWICZ, DAWIDOWICZ, FABER, FABRITZKI, FARBARSZ,
FAJNTUCH, FARBOWICZ, GABELMAN, GOLDMAN, GOROWSKI, GRONDOWSKI, GROSMAN, KUZNICK,
LANGUS, LIPOWICZ, MILEWICZ, MILEWSKI, MOSCICKI, REMBA, SLAWATYCKA,
SZULMAN , TOCZYLOWSKI, WILKOWSKY, WITKEWICZ, WITRIOL, ZLOCISTY


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Shabbat Candle Holders, Poland #general

Shelly Crane
 

Hello,

I was honored today with a most magnificent and awe inspiring gift >from a
cousin and that is 2 brass Shabbat Candle holders, which were apparently
passed down >from generation to generation for at least 300+ years! Someone
else in the family has the 3rd candle holder.
They are very heavy and my frail and petite 70+ year old great grandmother
Nechama MILEWICZ-LIPOWICZ >from Szczuczyn, (Lomza Gubernia,Poland) schlepped
them over to the US by herself when she immigrated in May 1939. These candle
holders obviously meant a lot to my great grandmother and now I am now
blessed to touch and hold this most precious piece of family Judaica and will be
honored to light them every Shabbos and someday pass them on to the next
generation. Along with that is a desire to learn as much as possible about
Shabbos candle holders and traditions >from that time period (on or before 1700).
A "google" didn't uncover what I was looking for in my search for more history.

Is there anyone with a special interest in antique Judaica >from Poland, who
is willing to share their expertise? I would love to learn more, particularly
if there should be any unique markings, design etc, which would identify a
more precise time period.

Please respond privately unless there is general information pertaining to
genealogy research.

Thank you!
Shelly Levin
USA
crzprncess@aol.com
Lomza Gubernia, Poland
ALEXANDROWICZ, BARANOWICZ, DAWIDOWICZ, FABER, FABRITZKI, FARBARSZ,
FAJNTUCH, FARBOWICZ, GABELMAN, GOLDMAN, GOROWSKI, GRONDOWSKI, GROSMAN, KUZNICK,
LANGUS, LIPOWICZ, MILEWICZ, MILEWSKI, MOSCICKI, REMBA, SLAWATYCKA,
SZULMAN , TOCZYLOWSKI, WILKOWSKY, WITKEWICZ, WITRIOL, ZLOCISTY


TISHMANs in US or Canada #general

a1steve's rubbish removals <a1steve@...>
 

Dear All

Besides the TISHMAN family that I have traced in the UK,
the remainder went to the US and Canada,either directly or to London
first. If anybody has a connection to TISHMAN, TISMAN or TISSMAN,
please contact me privately on a1steve@bigpond.com .

Naomi Ogin
Brisbane, Australia

Also searching; BIRK, BRESNARK, DECORVICK, GREENBURG(sp),
LEBIS, LEBOFF, LISEYZNSKI, LESZESYNSKI, MANN, MELNICK,
NATHAN, OGIN, RABIN, RABINOWITZ, RANDALL, RUBINSTEIN(sp),
STEIN,STONE,WILSON, WOOLFSON


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen TISHMANs in US or Canada #general

a1steve's rubbish removals <a1steve@...>
 

Dear All

Besides the TISHMAN family that I have traced in the UK,
the remainder went to the US and Canada,either directly or to London
first. If anybody has a connection to TISHMAN, TISMAN or TISSMAN,
please contact me privately on a1steve@bigpond.com .

Naomi Ogin
Brisbane, Australia

Also searching; BIRK, BRESNARK, DECORVICK, GREENBURG(sp),
LEBIS, LEBOFF, LISEYZNSKI, LESZESYNSKI, MANN, MELNICK,
NATHAN, OGIN, RABIN, RABINOWITZ, RANDALL, RUBINSTEIN(sp),
STEIN,STONE,WILSON, WOOLFSON


Re: "opening" closed files at Kew" #unitedkingdom

David Kravitz
 

Sylvia Kaye wrote, in response to a posting >from Naomi Ogin and my response: I have, with very little effort, had two sets of previously "closed" files "opened" for public access.

I tried to keep my posting 'general' having written more fully to Naomi and others, offline. Naturalisation documents are covered by the Official Secrets Act and, as such, a 100 years closure is the norm. Sylvia's comment is misleading. I, too, reasonably easily gained access to my maternal grandfather's papers by applying to the Home Office in 1997.

This is the key. I was looking for direct line papers, father, gf, ggf etc. I do not believe 'fishing expeditions' for possible relatives would be rewarded with very little effort. In the case of Naomi's grandfather, it would appear that HO144 records for 1948 have gone missing. And another private response, again for a direct line request, used the Freedom of Information Act to circumvent the 100 years rule. There is no point in having secrecy laws if they are very easily pierced.

Once a file is opened for you, it becomes generally opened. Unless a mistake is made as in the clerk at Kew giving me the wrong file and I read about someone believed to be a Nazi spy!

David Kravitz
Netanya, Israel


JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom Re: "opening" closed files at Kew" #unitedkingdom

David Kravitz
 

Sylvia Kaye wrote, in response to a posting >from Naomi Ogin and my response: I have, with very little effort, had two sets of previously "closed" files "opened" for public access.

I tried to keep my posting 'general' having written more fully to Naomi and others, offline. Naturalisation documents are covered by the Official Secrets Act and, as such, a 100 years closure is the norm. Sylvia's comment is misleading. I, too, reasonably easily gained access to my maternal grandfather's papers by applying to the Home Office in 1997.

This is the key. I was looking for direct line papers, father, gf, ggf etc. I do not believe 'fishing expeditions' for possible relatives would be rewarded with very little effort. In the case of Naomi's grandfather, it would appear that HO144 records for 1948 have gone missing. And another private response, again for a direct line request, used the Freedom of Information Act to circumvent the 100 years rule. There is no point in having secrecy laws if they are very easily pierced.

Once a file is opened for you, it becomes generally opened. Unless a mistake is made as in the clerk at Kew giving me the wrong file and I read about someone believed to be a Nazi spy!

David Kravitz
Netanya, Israel


Re: Henriques Valentine #unitedkingdom

Karen Smith <karen@...>
 

Just been researching my husbands maternal family. My mother in laws
grandmother x 3/4 gens back Sarah Russell born in Sheerness , kent , England
married a Saul Valentine in 1854 in london. Saul was born in 1829 in
london. He had a brother called Israel Valentine. They had a son a Saul
Valentine who married an Elizabeth Myers in 1886.

For more information if these are the correct Valentines, Dan Russell who is
based in Australia has done amazing research on the Russell/Valentine
family. There are also some cousins of my mother in law who have done
research on the Henriques Valentine connection. Let me know if you want Dan
Russells email details. There is a large Russell/Solomon connection with
the early jewish community in new zealand and australia.
Regards
Karen Smith

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JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom Re: Henriques Valentine #unitedkingdom

Karen Smith <karen@...>
 

Just been researching my husbands maternal family. My mother in laws
grandmother x 3/4 gens back Sarah Russell born in Sheerness , kent , England
married a Saul Valentine in 1854 in london. Saul was born in 1829 in
london. He had a brother called Israel Valentine. They had a son a Saul
Valentine who married an Elizabeth Myers in 1886.

For more information if these are the correct Valentines, Dan Russell who is
based in Australia has done amazing research on the Russell/Valentine
family. There are also some cousins of my mother in law who have done
research on the Henriques Valentine connection. Let me know if you want Dan
Russells email details. There is a large Russell/Solomon connection with
the early jewish community in new zealand and australia.
Regards
Karen Smith

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