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KALICH of Tzfat and Ustrzyki Dolne / Istrik #galicia

Yaron Pedhazur
 

Dear Genners,

I am re-researching my KALICH / KALECH family roots.

The family came originally >from Istryk / Ustrzyki Dolne (Galicia,
now in Poland, 49°26' 22°35'). The first was Yeshaya Sholomo Zalman
KALICH who was son-in-law of the town Rebbe, Yissacahr Berish BER,
and son of Moshe Yosef KALICH. YS"Z died in Tzfat in 1879. As he
was son-in-law of the town's Rav, I don't really know if he was
originally >from Istryk. I think he may have immigrated to Tzfat
also just after the Montefiore census, so I cannot find there his
birth place.

When I look into the JRI-Poland index, I mainly see KALICH in
Lublin and its surroundings. Thus far, I could not see the relation,
and there are no records >from Istrik to help.

Also, there is a family tradition by which the KALICH family descend
of the Rav Abraham Yehoshua Heschel of Apt (Apta Rav, or "Ohev
Israel"). However, the lineage has not been traced yet.

Any info on the KALICH family, or leads as to how to trace its
origins, will be most helpful!

Please respond also directly to: yarpd@...

Thank you,

Yaron Pedhazur
Tel-Aviv, Israel


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia KALICH of Tzfat and Ustrzyki Dolne / Istrik #galicia

Yaron Pedhazur
 

Dear Genners,

I am re-researching my KALICH / KALECH family roots.

The family came originally >from Istryk / Ustrzyki Dolne (Galicia,
now in Poland, 49°26' 22°35'). The first was Yeshaya Sholomo Zalman
KALICH who was son-in-law of the town Rebbe, Yissacahr Berish BER,
and son of Moshe Yosef KALICH. YS"Z died in Tzfat in 1879. As he
was son-in-law of the town's Rav, I don't really know if he was
originally >from Istryk. I think he may have immigrated to Tzfat
also just after the Montefiore census, so I cannot find there his
birth place.

When I look into the JRI-Poland index, I mainly see KALICH in
Lublin and its surroundings. Thus far, I could not see the relation,
and there are no records >from Istrik to help.

Also, there is a family tradition by which the KALICH family descend
of the Rav Abraham Yehoshua Heschel of Apt (Apta Rav, or "Ohev
Israel"). However, the lineage has not been traced yet.

Any info on the KALICH family, or leads as to how to trace its
origins, will be most helpful!

Please respond also directly to: yarpd@...

Thank you,

Yaron Pedhazur
Tel-Aviv, Israel


Ruth Kluger's autobiography #austria-czech

Celia Male <celiamale@...>
 

Ruth Kluger* [born in Vienna abt 1931] has written an autobiography: "To
Continue to Live". You may be interested to read this recent interview with her
talking of her "trip" >from Vienna to Theresienstadt to Auschwitz and finally to
California: http://www.spiegel.de/international/0,1518,435879,00.html

I have no personal interest in the book {statement according to Jewishgen
policy}.

I *suspect* [but have no documentary proof] that Ruth's father was Dr Victor
Kluger of Lindengasse 38, Vienna VII. Here is a POT for Victor, written
apparently by his brother in Israel in 1957 [nb the family name differs]. This
says he died in Auschwitz [incorrect - see below]. Family data given is as
follows:

Father's First Name: Gerson: Mother's First Name: Katharina
Spouse's First Name: Alina
Spouse's Maiden Name: GREIDINGER
Permanent residence: Wien Profession: Physician
Submitter's Name: REINER Jehuda {brother}
Registration date 17/02/1957

However, the name and birth date coincide with Serge Klarsfeld's site and
lettertothestars: http://www.lettertothestars.at/ which tells a different
story supporting Ruth's account: Victor was born on 21 Jan 1899 in Vienna. His
last address has not been researched. Victor Kluger was deported >from Drancy on
15 May 1944 to Kowno {Reval]. As usual, we have the sentence at the end "there
is no further information about Victor's place and date of death."

This is probably the grave of Ruth's grandfather:

KLUGER Gerson aged 64 12.07.1916 Zentralfriedhof Gate 1 52/20/9
Could this be her grandmother? Another holocaust victim:

Katharina was born on 02 July 1866 in Zilina. Her last known address was Vienna
2, Rembrandtstrasse 6. Katharina was deported on 24 Sept 1942 >from Vienna to
Theresienstadt ..... No further data is available about her place or date of
death. I have not found a POT for Katharina, which is strange if Yehuda was her
son. We remember Victor and Katharina here today.

Celia Male [U.K.]

* Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley. Professor Emerita of German
(Kleist, nineteenth-century literature, Stifter, Holocaust literature)


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Ruth Kluger's autobiography #austria-czech

Celia Male <celiamale@...>
 

Ruth Kluger* [born in Vienna abt 1931] has written an autobiography: "To
Continue to Live". You may be interested to read this recent interview with her
talking of her "trip" >from Vienna to Theresienstadt to Auschwitz and finally to
California: http://www.spiegel.de/international/0,1518,435879,00.html

I have no personal interest in the book {statement according to Jewishgen
policy}.

I *suspect* [but have no documentary proof] that Ruth's father was Dr Victor
Kluger of Lindengasse 38, Vienna VII. Here is a POT for Victor, written
apparently by his brother in Israel in 1957 [nb the family name differs]. This
says he died in Auschwitz [incorrect - see below]. Family data given is as
follows:

Father's First Name: Gerson: Mother's First Name: Katharina
Spouse's First Name: Alina
Spouse's Maiden Name: GREIDINGER
Permanent residence: Wien Profession: Physician
Submitter's Name: REINER Jehuda {brother}
Registration date 17/02/1957

However, the name and birth date coincide with Serge Klarsfeld's site and
lettertothestars: http://www.lettertothestars.at/ which tells a different
story supporting Ruth's account: Victor was born on 21 Jan 1899 in Vienna. His
last address has not been researched. Victor Kluger was deported >from Drancy on
15 May 1944 to Kowno {Reval]. As usual, we have the sentence at the end "there
is no further information about Victor's place and date of death."

This is probably the grave of Ruth's grandfather:

KLUGER Gerson aged 64 12.07.1916 Zentralfriedhof Gate 1 52/20/9
Could this be her grandmother? Another holocaust victim:

Katharina was born on 02 July 1866 in Zilina. Her last known address was Vienna
2, Rembrandtstrasse 6. Katharina was deported on 24 Sept 1942 >from Vienna to
Theresienstadt ..... No further data is available about her place or date of
death. I have not found a POT for Katharina, which is strange if Yehuda was her
son. We remember Victor and Katharina here today.

Celia Male [U.K.]

* Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley. Professor Emerita of German
(Kleist, nineteenth-century literature, Stifter, Holocaust literature)


Using JewishGen funds for IAJGS conference #austria-czech

E. Randol Schoenberg
 

Dear Siggers,

JewishGen has agreed to allow us to use some of the funds that you all have
donated and earmarked for the SIG to help pay for two speakers at the 2007
IAJGS conference in Salt Lake City. SIG member and IAJGS president
Anne Lee is coordinating the invitations to two potential speakers >from
Austria. Our plan is to alternate and concentrate on Austria in 2007 and
the Czech Republic in 2008, and so on. I have heard >from others who are
also planning lectures at the conference. It should be a good one.

Now would be a great time for all of you to make year-end donations to
JewishGen and the SIG. It is quite easy to do if you follow the link to
http://www.jewishgen.org/jewishgen-erosity/. I would recommend making at
least half of your donation to the JewishGen general fund. This pays for
all of the resources that JewishGen provides us, which are quite expensive.
Funds earmarked for the SIG will be used for special projects and events.

Thanks again to all of you who contribute to JewishGen. Your donations
make everyone's genealogical work possible.

Randy Schoenberg
Los Angeles, CA
SIG Coordinator


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Using JewishGen funds for IAJGS conference #austria-czech

E. Randol Schoenberg
 

Dear Siggers,

JewishGen has agreed to allow us to use some of the funds that you all have
donated and earmarked for the SIG to help pay for two speakers at the 2007
IAJGS conference in Salt Lake City. SIG member and IAJGS president
Anne Lee is coordinating the invitations to two potential speakers >from
Austria. Our plan is to alternate and concentrate on Austria in 2007 and
the Czech Republic in 2008, and so on. I have heard >from others who are
also planning lectures at the conference. It should be a good one.

Now would be a great time for all of you to make year-end donations to
JewishGen and the SIG. It is quite easy to do if you follow the link to
http://www.jewishgen.org/jewishgen-erosity/. I would recommend making at
least half of your donation to the JewishGen general fund. This pays for
all of the resources that JewishGen provides us, which are quite expensive.
Funds earmarked for the SIG will be used for special projects and events.

Thanks again to all of you who contribute to JewishGen. Your donations
make everyone's genealogical work possible.

Randy Schoenberg
Los Angeles, CA
SIG Coordinator


Visas that were issued in Riga, Latvia in 1926 & 1927 #general

sacredsisters3@aol.com <sacredsisters3@...>
 

Hello

I have four children who were ancestors of mine. Two girls and two boys
and all 4 were born in Minsk, Russia. According to both passenger
manifests of 1926 & 1927 their passports were issued in Riga, Latvia.
How do i obtain copies of those if at all possible. If anyone can help
me with information on this that would be great.

Sarah Greenberg(USA)
sacredsisters3@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Visas that were issued in Riga, Latvia in 1926 & 1927 #general

sacredsisters3@aol.com <sacredsisters3@...>
 

Hello

I have four children who were ancestors of mine. Two girls and two boys
and all 4 were born in Minsk, Russia. According to both passenger
manifests of 1926 & 1927 their passports were issued in Riga, Latvia.
How do i obtain copies of those if at all possible. If anyone can help
me with information on this that would be great.

Sarah Greenberg(USA)
sacredsisters3@...


Rita GOLDEN #general

L A <lisala7366@...>
 

Has anyone out there ever heard the name Rita GOLDEN
nee DUDLER who was called Bailtsy?
Lisa Arnett
Philadelphia suburbs of PA
Reseaching GOLDEN >from Romania, GREENBLATT from
Kishinev, and FINEGOLD Somewhere in Russia.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Rita GOLDEN #general

L A <lisala7366@...>
 

Has anyone out there ever heard the name Rita GOLDEN
nee DUDLER who was called Bailtsy?
Lisa Arnett
Philadelphia suburbs of PA
Reseaching GOLDEN >from Romania, GREENBLATT from
Kishinev, and FINEGOLD Somewhere in Russia.


VM 8909 - VM 8913: Tombstones Cyrillic & Arabic #general

Edward Potereiko <edwardp@...>
 

ViewMate 8909
Description: Tombstone 1920 cyrillic + Arabic (image1206)
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=8909

ViewMate 8910=20
Description: Tombstone (Image 1208) - Cyrillic (Maple Grove Cemetery, NYC) =
Anne Gambitsky
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=8910

ViewMate 8911
Description: Tombstone (Image 1209) Maple Grove Cemetery NYC-year 1917
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=8911

ViewMate 8912
Description: Tombstone - Arabic (Image 1210)(top of stone) Maple Grove
Cemetery
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=8912

ViewMate 8913
Description: Tombstone - Cyrillic (on face) + Arabic(on top) (Image 1211)
1917 year Maple Grove Cemetery, NYC, NY
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=8913

These individuals all died prior to 1925, I believe, all "Lithuanian" Tartars
most of whom would have regarded themselves as Polish, I believe, to the
best of my knowledge.

Most probably came >from Ivye, Vilnius and the surrounding regions, Belorusyia,
Lithuania, Poland, etc.

I appreciate all the translations >from my prior set, and all the insight
people have been giving me. It is very much appreciated.
Again, I thank you all very, very much, in advance.

Sincerely,
Edward Potereiko
Colorado Springs, CO
USA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen VM 8909 - VM 8913: Tombstones Cyrillic & Arabic #general

Edward Potereiko <edwardp@...>
 

ViewMate 8909
Description: Tombstone 1920 cyrillic + Arabic (image1206)
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=8909

ViewMate 8910=20
Description: Tombstone (Image 1208) - Cyrillic (Maple Grove Cemetery, NYC) =
Anne Gambitsky
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=8910

ViewMate 8911
Description: Tombstone (Image 1209) Maple Grove Cemetery NYC-year 1917
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=8911

ViewMate 8912
Description: Tombstone - Arabic (Image 1210)(top of stone) Maple Grove
Cemetery
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=8912

ViewMate 8913
Description: Tombstone - Cyrillic (on face) + Arabic(on top) (Image 1211)
1917 year Maple Grove Cemetery, NYC, NY
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=8913

These individuals all died prior to 1925, I believe, all "Lithuanian" Tartars
most of whom would have regarded themselves as Polish, I believe, to the
best of my knowledge.

Most probably came >from Ivye, Vilnius and the surrounding regions, Belorusyia,
Lithuania, Poland, etc.

I appreciate all the translations >from my prior set, and all the insight
people have been giving me. It is very much appreciated.
Again, I thank you all very, very much, in advance.

Sincerely,
Edward Potereiko
Colorado Springs, CO
USA


Announcement Concerning JRI-Poland Projects with Polish State Archives #galicia

Jewish Records Indexing - Poland
 

Dear Fellow Researchers:

On September 26, 2006, Dr. Slawomir Radon, the former Director of
the Polish State Archives in Krakow, was appointed as General
Director of the entire Polish State Archive (PSA) system. On
November 9, 2006, Jewish Records Indexing - Poland was notified of
the unilateral termination of two Agreements that had previously
been concluded with the PSA and signed by Dr. Radon's predecessor.

Effective November 30, 2006, after more than nine years of
cooperation, Director Radon has chosen to terminate the Indexing
Project that covered the indexing of all Jewish records not
previously microfilmed by the LDS Church that are in the possession
of the PSA and are more than 100 years old.

Effective November 17, 2006, after more than three years of
operation, the JRI-Poland online ordering system has been
terminated. The online ordering system handled orders for all
records indexed under the Indexing Project.

It is with great disappointment that we must report these decisions
concerning this aspect of JRI-Poland's widespread activity. The
JRI-Poland Board is taking every step possible to address this
situation. We will continue to provide service to the Polish Jewish
Genealogical community. The online database will continue to
operate providing a finding aid and tool for researchers to
identify records of interest.

If you have a question on the status of any Archive indexing
project, please send your messages to questions@....

Other JRI-Poland projects to index records >from other sources,
including the LDS Microfilms of Polish Jewish records, will
continue.

If you have a question on the order processing system, please
contact Mark Halpern, Order Processing Coordinator, at
willie46@.... Mark will soon have a follow-up announcement
explaining how to order records in the JRI-Poland database that
were not microfilmed by the LDS Church.

Up until the end of the month, JRI-Poland will continue to index
records >from some Archives and Branches. Along with our existing
backlog of new data, researchers will continue to see additions to
the JRI-Poland database. JRI-Poland, in our normal course of
business, continues to explore and acquire new sources of
genealogical data to help you in your research.

On behalf of the Board of JRI-Poland

Stanley Diamond
Executive Director


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Announcement Concerning JRI-Poland Projects with Polish State Archives #galicia

Jewish Records Indexing - Poland
 

Dear Fellow Researchers:

On September 26, 2006, Dr. Slawomir Radon, the former Director of
the Polish State Archives in Krakow, was appointed as General
Director of the entire Polish State Archive (PSA) system. On
November 9, 2006, Jewish Records Indexing - Poland was notified of
the unilateral termination of two Agreements that had previously
been concluded with the PSA and signed by Dr. Radon's predecessor.

Effective November 30, 2006, after more than nine years of
cooperation, Director Radon has chosen to terminate the Indexing
Project that covered the indexing of all Jewish records not
previously microfilmed by the LDS Church that are in the possession
of the PSA and are more than 100 years old.

Effective November 17, 2006, after more than three years of
operation, the JRI-Poland online ordering system has been
terminated. The online ordering system handled orders for all
records indexed under the Indexing Project.

It is with great disappointment that we must report these decisions
concerning this aspect of JRI-Poland's widespread activity. The
JRI-Poland Board is taking every step possible to address this
situation. We will continue to provide service to the Polish Jewish
Genealogical community. The online database will continue to
operate providing a finding aid and tool for researchers to
identify records of interest.

If you have a question on the status of any Archive indexing
project, please send your messages to questions@....

Other JRI-Poland projects to index records >from other sources,
including the LDS Microfilms of Polish Jewish records, will
continue.

If you have a question on the order processing system, please
contact Mark Halpern, Order Processing Coordinator, at
willie46@.... Mark will soon have a follow-up announcement
explaining how to order records in the JRI-Poland database that
were not microfilmed by the LDS Church.

Up until the end of the month, JRI-Poland will continue to index
records >from some Archives and Branches. Along with our existing
backlog of new data, researchers will continue to see additions to
the JRI-Poland database. JRI-Poland, in our normal course of
business, continues to explore and acquire new sources of
genealogical data to help you in your research.

On behalf of the Board of JRI-Poland

Stanley Diamond
Executive Director


Promoting Christianity amongst the Jews London 1851 #general

Aubrey Jacobus <zen28027@...>
 

The 1851 UK census shows records of the Hebrew Girls Boarding School
Palestine Place Bethnal Green. This innocuous listing conceals the fact
that Palestine Place Bethnal Green was the headquarters of London Society
for Promoting Christianity amongst the Jews that plagued the Jewish
Community. The list of Jewish teenagers is shocking long.
However my parents told me the the poor Jews of the East End before WW1of
neccessity used the "Missionair" doctor as their free health service.

Aubrey Jacobus
London www.zen28027.zen.co.uk


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Promoting Christianity amongst the Jews London 1851 #general

Aubrey Jacobus <zen28027@...>
 

The 1851 UK census shows records of the Hebrew Girls Boarding School
Palestine Place Bethnal Green. This innocuous listing conceals the fact
that Palestine Place Bethnal Green was the headquarters of London Society
for Promoting Christianity amongst the Jews that plagued the Jewish
Community. The list of Jewish teenagers is shocking long.
However my parents told me the the poor Jews of the East End before WW1of
neccessity used the "Missionair" doctor as their free health service.

Aubrey Jacobus
London www.zen28027.zen.co.uk


A possible cousin in the SSDI #general

jeremy frankel
 

Dear Stan,

As you have the information in the SSDI, you can print out a request
letter (SS-5) and submit it with a check for $27 to the SS
Administration in Baltimore and obtain a copy of the original
application form for the SS number. No need to go through the FOIA
route.

Have you also checked to see if the state he died in is one in which
you can apply for the death certificate without being a close or
direct relative?

Good luck,

Jeremy G Frankel
ex-London, England
Berkeley, California, USA

I have >from time to time checked the SSDI to see if
his death has yet been reported, but have never found him listed. Today I
searched again, but this time omitted his forename and queried only surname
and year of birth. Among the 376 hits, I found one with the exact correct
date of his birth, but giving only the first initial "W" instead of his
correct forename "Leonard". The state of issue is reasonable, and no last
residence or place of last payment are given.


Help with Micro-films at Family History Centre #general

jeremy frankel
 

Dear Nick,

I too have obtained microfilms covering the town of Kalisz and so can
advise you that it is quite easy to follow. First of all, if the
records you are seeking were created before 1867, then they "ought"
to be in Polish. After that date they will be in Russian (Cyrillic).

>from what I recall, all years had indices at the end, so once you get
to a year, wind forward to the last entry then look for the index.
Against each name will be the Akt number, you can then use this to
find the actual record. Check all years for the last name you are
researching.

It can be quite challenging photographing a microfilm, especially
with the lack of light and I don't think flash will help. You might
be better off making a good quality photocopy and then photographing
that. Alternatively, some Family History Centers (like Oakland, CA)
actually have the equipment whereby you can feed a roll of microfilm
into a reader which is then scanned and have that image displayed on
a computer screen. You then have the option of saving the image to
either a CD or a flash memory device.

Good luck,

Jeremy G Frankel
exx-London, England
Berkeley, California, USA

Nick Rich (Birmingham UK) wrote:
I have received notification >from my local Family History Centre that my
long awaited microfilms are there to view. These films are >from Slesin and
Konin, Kalisz Guburnia, Poland, and are >from around 1827 to around 1900. The
names I will be looking up are - Rydz, Ejman & Jelenkiewicz.

I am looking for as much advice and help as possible, so I can be well
prepared, when I visit this coming Saturday, and I am hoping that someone
can answer my questions.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen A possible cousin in the SSDI #general

jeremy frankel
 

Dear Stan,

As you have the information in the SSDI, you can print out a request
letter (SS-5) and submit it with a check for $27 to the SS
Administration in Baltimore and obtain a copy of the original
application form for the SS number. No need to go through the FOIA
route.

Have you also checked to see if the state he died in is one in which
you can apply for the death certificate without being a close or
direct relative?

Good luck,

Jeremy G Frankel
ex-London, England
Berkeley, California, USA

I have >from time to time checked the SSDI to see if
his death has yet been reported, but have never found him listed. Today I
searched again, but this time omitted his forename and queried only surname
and year of birth. Among the 376 hits, I found one with the exact correct
date of his birth, but giving only the first initial "W" instead of his
correct forename "Leonard". The state of issue is reasonable, and no last
residence or place of last payment are given.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Help with Micro-films at Family History Centre #general

jeremy frankel
 

Dear Nick,

I too have obtained microfilms covering the town of Kalisz and so can
advise you that it is quite easy to follow. First of all, if the
records you are seeking were created before 1867, then they "ought"
to be in Polish. After that date they will be in Russian (Cyrillic).

>from what I recall, all years had indices at the end, so once you get
to a year, wind forward to the last entry then look for the index.
Against each name will be the Akt number, you can then use this to
find the actual record. Check all years for the last name you are
researching.

It can be quite challenging photographing a microfilm, especially
with the lack of light and I don't think flash will help. You might
be better off making a good quality photocopy and then photographing
that. Alternatively, some Family History Centers (like Oakland, CA)
actually have the equipment whereby you can feed a roll of microfilm
into a reader which is then scanned and have that image displayed on
a computer screen. You then have the option of saving the image to
either a CD or a flash memory device.

Good luck,

Jeremy G Frankel
exx-London, England
Berkeley, California, USA

Nick Rich (Birmingham UK) wrote:
I have received notification >from my local Family History Centre that my
long awaited microfilms are there to view. These films are >from Slesin and
Konin, Kalisz Guburnia, Poland, and are >from around 1827 to around 1900. The
names I will be looking up are - Rydz, Ejman & Jelenkiewicz.

I am looking for as much advice and help as possible, so I can be well
prepared, when I visit this coming Saturday, and I am hoping that someone
can answer my questions.