Date   

VA Adds Maps to Online Gravesite Locator #general

David M. Fox
 

During my family research, I have found family members buried in VA
cemeteries and the Arlington National Cemetery. Burial rules allow the
spouse and sometimes the dependent children of the veteran to all be buried
in the same plot. I have found immigrants who served in the US forces
during WW I, left the military after the war, and decades later were buried
in VA cemeteries. Just another database to find your relatives.

Grave locations of more than 3 million veterans and dependents buried in
national cemeteries can be found more easily now because the Department of
Veterans Affairs (VA) has added maps of burial sections online that can be
printed >from home computers and at national cemetery kiosks.

The latest improvement builds upon a service begun two years ago with a VA
online feature which permits family members to find the cemetery in which
their loved one is buried.

"This new map feature makes it easier for families, friends and researchers
to find the exact location of a veteran's grave in all national cemeteries
and some state veterans cemeteries," said the R. James Nicholson, Secretary
of Veterans Affairs. "It enhances VA's service at national cemeteries,
already highly regarded, and our commitment to them as national shrines and
historical treasures."

The gravesite locator (http://gravelocator.cem.va.gov
<http://gravelocator.cem.va.gov>; ), online since April 2004, helps veterans'
families, former comrades-in-arms and others find the cemeteries where
veterans are buried. With the new online feature, people enter a veteran's
name to search, click on the "Buried At"
(burial location) link and a map of the national cemetery is displayed,
showing the section where the grave is located.

In a related development, VA recently added to its database the cemeteries
in which 1.9 million veterans were buried with VA grave markers. These are
mostly private cemeteries. This addition brings the number of graves
recorded in the locator to approximately five million.
Those with maps are in VA national cemeteries and in state veterans
cemeteries and Arlington National Cemetery if burials were since 1999.

Beyond the 5 million records now available, VA continues to add
approximately 1,000 new records to the database each day. VA also plans to
add to its online database the exact locations of veterans' gravesites in
the remaining state veterans cemeteries.

In the midst of the largest cemetery expansion since the Civil War, VA
operates 123 national cemeteries in 39 states and Puerto Rico and 33
soldiers' lots and monument sites. More than 3 million Americans, including
veterans of every war and conflict - >from the Revolutionary War to the
Global War on Terror - are buried in VA's national cemeteries on more than
16,000 acres of land.

Veterans with a discharge other than dishonorable, their spouses, and
eligible dependent children may be buried in a national cemetery. Other
burial benefits include a burial flag, Presidential Memorial Certificate,
and a government headstone or marker - even if they are not buried in a
national cemetery. Information on VA burial benefits can be obtained from
national cemetery offices, >from the Internet at http://www.cem.va.gov
<http://www.cem.va.gov>; or by calling VA regional offices toll-free at 1
800-827-1000.

Dave
--
David Fox
Mail to: davefox73@earthlink.net
Belarus SIG Founder and Past Coordinator
Arnold, MD USA
http://www.jewishgen.org/belarus
http://www.davefox73.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen VA Adds Maps to Online Gravesite Locator #general

David M. Fox
 

During my family research, I have found family members buried in VA
cemeteries and the Arlington National Cemetery. Burial rules allow the
spouse and sometimes the dependent children of the veteran to all be buried
in the same plot. I have found immigrants who served in the US forces
during WW I, left the military after the war, and decades later were buried
in VA cemeteries. Just another database to find your relatives.

Grave locations of more than 3 million veterans and dependents buried in
national cemeteries can be found more easily now because the Department of
Veterans Affairs (VA) has added maps of burial sections online that can be
printed >from home computers and at national cemetery kiosks.

The latest improvement builds upon a service begun two years ago with a VA
online feature which permits family members to find the cemetery in which
their loved one is buried.

"This new map feature makes it easier for families, friends and researchers
to find the exact location of a veteran's grave in all national cemeteries
and some state veterans cemeteries," said the R. James Nicholson, Secretary
of Veterans Affairs. "It enhances VA's service at national cemeteries,
already highly regarded, and our commitment to them as national shrines and
historical treasures."

The gravesite locator (http://gravelocator.cem.va.gov
<http://gravelocator.cem.va.gov>; ), online since April 2004, helps veterans'
families, former comrades-in-arms and others find the cemeteries where
veterans are buried. With the new online feature, people enter a veteran's
name to search, click on the "Buried At"
(burial location) link and a map of the national cemetery is displayed,
showing the section where the grave is located.

In a related development, VA recently added to its database the cemeteries
in which 1.9 million veterans were buried with VA grave markers. These are
mostly private cemeteries. This addition brings the number of graves
recorded in the locator to approximately five million.
Those with maps are in VA national cemeteries and in state veterans
cemeteries and Arlington National Cemetery if burials were since 1999.

Beyond the 5 million records now available, VA continues to add
approximately 1,000 new records to the database each day. VA also plans to
add to its online database the exact locations of veterans' gravesites in
the remaining state veterans cemeteries.

In the midst of the largest cemetery expansion since the Civil War, VA
operates 123 national cemeteries in 39 states and Puerto Rico and 33
soldiers' lots and monument sites. More than 3 million Americans, including
veterans of every war and conflict - >from the Revolutionary War to the
Global War on Terror - are buried in VA's national cemeteries on more than
16,000 acres of land.

Veterans with a discharge other than dishonorable, their spouses, and
eligible dependent children may be buried in a national cemetery. Other
burial benefits include a burial flag, Presidential Memorial Certificate,
and a government headstone or marker - even if they are not buried in a
national cemetery. Information on VA burial benefits can be obtained from
national cemetery offices, >from the Internet at http://www.cem.va.gov
<http://www.cem.va.gov>; or by calling VA regional offices toll-free at 1
800-827-1000.

Dave
--
David Fox
Mail to: davefox73@earthlink.net
Belarus SIG Founder and Past Coordinator
Arnold, MD USA
http://www.jewishgen.org/belarus
http://www.davefox73.com


Veterans Affairs gravesite locator now available #general

Morton Rumberg
 

The following Department of Veterans Affairs gravesite locator information
was released today.

Mort Rumberg
JGS-Sacramento, CA

Release No. 6-14-06
June 29, 2006

VA adds maps to online gravesite locator

Grave locations of more than 3 million veterans and dependents buried in
national cemeteries can be found more easily now because the Department of
Veterans Affairs (VA) has added maps of burial sections online that can be
printed >from home computers and at national cemetery kiosks.

The latest improvement builds upon a service begun two years ago with a VA
online feature which permits family members to find the cemetery in which
their loved one is buried.

"This new map feature makes it easier for families, friends and researchers
to find the exact location of a veteran's grave in all national cemeteries
and some state veterans cemeteries," said the R. James Nicholson, Secretary
of Veterans Affairs. "It enhances VA's service at national cemeteries,
already highly regarded, and our commitment to them as national shrines and
historical treasures."

The gravesite locator (http://gravelocator.cem.va.gov
<http://gravelocator.cem.va.gov>; ), online since April 2004, helps veterans'
families, former comrades-in-arms and others find the cemeteries where
veterans are buried. With the new online feature, people enter a veteran's
name to search, click on the "Buried At"
(burial location) link and a map of the national cemetery is displayed,
showing the section where the grave is located.

In a related development, VA recently added to its database the cemeteries
in which 1.9 million veterans were buried with VA grave markers. These are
mostly private cemeteries. This addition brings the number of graves
recorded in the locator to approximately five million.
Those with maps are in VA national cemeteries and in state veterans
cemeteries and Arlington National Cemetery if burials were since 1999.

Beyond the 5 million records now available, VA continues to add
approximately 1,000 new records to the database each day. VA also plans to
add to its online database the exact locations of veterans' gravesites in
the remaining state veterans cemeteries.

In the midst of the largest cemetery expansion since the Civil War, VA
operates 123 national cemeteries in 39 states and Puerto Rico and 33
soldiers' lots and monument sites. More than 3 million Americans, including
veterans of every war and conflict - >from the Revolutionary War to the
Global War on Terror - are buried in VA's national cemeteries on more than
16,000 acres of land.

Veterans with a discharge other than dishonorable, their spouses, and
eligible dependent children may be buried in a national cemetery. Other
burial benefits include a burial flag, Presidential Memorial Certificate,
and a government headstone or marker - even if they are not buried in a
national cemetery. Information on VA burial benefits can be obtained from
national cemetery offices, >from the Internet at http://www.cem.va.gov
<http://www.cem.va.gov>; or by calling VA regional offices toll-free at 1
800-827-1000.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Veterans Affairs gravesite locator now available #general

Morton Rumberg
 

The following Department of Veterans Affairs gravesite locator information
was released today.

Mort Rumberg
JGS-Sacramento, CA

Release No. 6-14-06
June 29, 2006

VA adds maps to online gravesite locator

Grave locations of more than 3 million veterans and dependents buried in
national cemeteries can be found more easily now because the Department of
Veterans Affairs (VA) has added maps of burial sections online that can be
printed >from home computers and at national cemetery kiosks.

The latest improvement builds upon a service begun two years ago with a VA
online feature which permits family members to find the cemetery in which
their loved one is buried.

"This new map feature makes it easier for families, friends and researchers
to find the exact location of a veteran's grave in all national cemeteries
and some state veterans cemeteries," said the R. James Nicholson, Secretary
of Veterans Affairs. "It enhances VA's service at national cemeteries,
already highly regarded, and our commitment to them as national shrines and
historical treasures."

The gravesite locator (http://gravelocator.cem.va.gov
<http://gravelocator.cem.va.gov>; ), online since April 2004, helps veterans'
families, former comrades-in-arms and others find the cemeteries where
veterans are buried. With the new online feature, people enter a veteran's
name to search, click on the "Buried At"
(burial location) link and a map of the national cemetery is displayed,
showing the section where the grave is located.

In a related development, VA recently added to its database the cemeteries
in which 1.9 million veterans were buried with VA grave markers. These are
mostly private cemeteries. This addition brings the number of graves
recorded in the locator to approximately five million.
Those with maps are in VA national cemeteries and in state veterans
cemeteries and Arlington National Cemetery if burials were since 1999.

Beyond the 5 million records now available, VA continues to add
approximately 1,000 new records to the database each day. VA also plans to
add to its online database the exact locations of veterans' gravesites in
the remaining state veterans cemeteries.

In the midst of the largest cemetery expansion since the Civil War, VA
operates 123 national cemeteries in 39 states and Puerto Rico and 33
soldiers' lots and monument sites. More than 3 million Americans, including
veterans of every war and conflict - >from the Revolutionary War to the
Global War on Terror - are buried in VA's national cemeteries on more than
16,000 acres of land.

Veterans with a discharge other than dishonorable, their spouses, and
eligible dependent children may be buried in a national cemetery. Other
burial benefits include a burial flag, Presidential Memorial Certificate,
and a government headstone or marker - even if they are not buried in a
national cemetery. Information on VA burial benefits can be obtained from
national cemetery offices, >from the Internet at http://www.cem.va.gov
<http://www.cem.va.gov>; or by calling VA regional offices toll-free at 1
800-827-1000.


National Archives taking orders online #general

Ira Leibowitz <ira7104@...>
 

Hello All,

This past Monday, June 26, the National Archives (U.S.) began accepting
orders for naturalization records online. The web site for the Archives,
Northeast region, has the details. Happy hunting!

Ira Leibowitz
Bethesda, MD
U.S.

Searching:

AGRANOWITZ: Mogilev gub. to Baltimore, MD
BISKER: Ignatovka, Ukr. to Washington, DC; Sao Paulo, Brazil; and Israel
LEIBOWITZ: Novogrudok, Bel. to Yonkers, NY
STERNER: Chodorow, Bel. to NYC and Boston
YAFFE: Starobin or Slutsk, Bel. to Oakland/S.F., Cal.
ZINKIN: Novogrudok, Bel. to New York City


mail rejects #general

Israel P
 

Does anyone know if the American internet provider comcast has something
that blocks genealogy-related email? (Or mail >from Israel, perhaps?)

I have been getting blacklist announcements >from them the last few days
for mail to two very regular correspondents and when I contact their
blacklist site, it does no good.

Israel Pickholtz


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen National Archives taking orders online #general

Ira Leibowitz <ira7104@...>
 

Hello All,

This past Monday, June 26, the National Archives (U.S.) began accepting
orders for naturalization records online. The web site for the Archives,
Northeast region, has the details. Happy hunting!

Ira Leibowitz
Bethesda, MD
U.S.

Searching:

AGRANOWITZ: Mogilev gub. to Baltimore, MD
BISKER: Ignatovka, Ukr. to Washington, DC; Sao Paulo, Brazil; and Israel
LEIBOWITZ: Novogrudok, Bel. to Yonkers, NY
STERNER: Chodorow, Bel. to NYC and Boston
YAFFE: Starobin or Slutsk, Bel. to Oakland/S.F., Cal.
ZINKIN: Novogrudok, Bel. to New York City


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen mail rejects #general

Israel P
 

Does anyone know if the American internet provider comcast has something
that blocks genealogy-related email? (Or mail >from Israel, perhaps?)

I have been getting blacklist announcements >from them the last few days
for mail to two very regular correspondents and when I contact their
blacklist site, it does no good.

Israel Pickholtz


My Eastern Europe trip// HAIMOVITZ #general

Sue Keller <casakeller@...>
 

I am leaving in a few days for a lower Danube River cruise which will take me
to many interesting places, including Romania/ Bucharest. While in Romania I
have hired a driver/translator for a day. Hope to get to Podu Turcului,where
I believe my father ( Yankel HAIMOVITZ) was born. I will be in the
following places- Vienna,, Budapest, Belgrade, towns in Hungary,
Serbia-Montenegro, Slovakia and Czech Republic. I have done some research
and will definitely get to the Doheny Street Synagogue in Budapest, the
Stadttempel in Vienna and the synagogue in Bucharest. Does anyone have any
other places of Jewish significance that I should attempt to visit in these
locations? Of course, while I am in Bucharest, I will try to start to learn
more about my father and his family. I also would like to contact a lady
who wrote in who lives in Bucharest. Her name is Claudia Ionita. If you
read this Claudia, please write me personally @ casakeller@comcast.net . I
am leaving on July 4.
Thank you,
Sue Keller


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen My Eastern Europe trip// HAIMOVITZ #general

Sue Keller <casakeller@...>
 

I am leaving in a few days for a lower Danube River cruise which will take me
to many interesting places, including Romania/ Bucharest. While in Romania I
have hired a driver/translator for a day. Hope to get to Podu Turcului,where
I believe my father ( Yankel HAIMOVITZ) was born. I will be in the
following places- Vienna,, Budapest, Belgrade, towns in Hungary,
Serbia-Montenegro, Slovakia and Czech Republic. I have done some research
and will definitely get to the Doheny Street Synagogue in Budapest, the
Stadttempel in Vienna and the synagogue in Bucharest. Does anyone have any
other places of Jewish significance that I should attempt to visit in these
locations? Of course, while I am in Bucharest, I will try to start to learn
more about my father and his family. I also would like to contact a lady
who wrote in who lives in Bucharest. Her name is Claudia Ionita. If you
read this Claudia, please write me personally @ casakeller@comcast.net . I
am leaving on July 4.
Thank you,
Sue Keller


Finding Cannie HOFFMAN #general

Rennie and Jack Salz <jrsalz@...>
 

Dear Genners,

I am seeking relatives of Cannie And Leon HOFFMAN. They had two sons, one
of whom died at a young age I believe. Is any one out there related to
Cannie or Leon--or Saul or Lawrence Hoffman?

Thank you.
Rennie M. Salz


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Finding Cannie HOFFMAN #general

Rennie and Jack Salz <jrsalz@...>
 

Dear Genners,

I am seeking relatives of Cannie And Leon HOFFMAN. They had two sons, one
of whom died at a young age I believe. Is any one out there related to
Cannie or Leon--or Saul or Lawrence Hoffman?

Thank you.
Rennie M. Salz


Gaon of Zelechow #general

Claire Sztern <claire.sztern@...>
 

Shalom,

Does anybody know who was called the "Gaon of Zelechow", in Poland?
Thank you very much.


Claire Sztern-Jarach
Paris, France
Claire.sztern@gmail.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Gaon of Zelechow #general

Claire Sztern <claire.sztern@...>
 

Shalom,

Does anybody know who was called the "Gaon of Zelechow", in Poland?
Thank you very much.


Claire Sztern-Jarach
Paris, France
Claire.sztern@gmail.com


Help identify locality on postcard #general

JNB <jnblank@...>
 

I have placed a postcard on ViewMate
http://data.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=8102
and would much appreciate help in identifying the locality on the photograph.

The card was sent by my maternal grandfather, David MIRMOVITSCH, during
WW I - probably in 1916 - to my grandmother, living in Helsinki
(Helsingfors), Finland.My gf had been conscripted to the Russian army in
Finland and was sent with his unit to somewhere in Eastern Europe, >from
where he sent this postcard.


For those of you who read Yiddish:
I have also scanned and posted the reverse side of the card
http://data.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=8103
The text in Yiddish mentions some localities which I'm unable to
identify. Perhaps this might help, assuming there is a direct link btw
the places mentioned in the text and those on the photo.

I would much appreciate any help. Please answer privately to:
jnblank@netvision.net.il

Joel Blankett
Jerusalem, Israel
(formerly Helsinki, Finland)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Help identify locality on postcard #general

JNB <jnblank@...>
 

I have placed a postcard on ViewMate
http://data.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=8102
and would much appreciate help in identifying the locality on the photograph.

The card was sent by my maternal grandfather, David MIRMOVITSCH, during
WW I - probably in 1916 - to my grandmother, living in Helsinki
(Helsingfors), Finland.My gf had been conscripted to the Russian army in
Finland and was sent with his unit to somewhere in Eastern Europe, >from
where he sent this postcard.


For those of you who read Yiddish:
I have also scanned and posted the reverse side of the card
http://data.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=8103
The text in Yiddish mentions some localities which I'm unable to
identify. Perhaps this might help, assuming there is a direct link btw
the places mentioned in the text and those on the photo.

I would much appreciate any help. Please answer privately to:
jnblank@netvision.net.il

Joel Blankett
Jerusalem, Israel
(formerly Helsinki, Finland)


CHAYET #belarus

Alanjfel@...
 

For some time I have been trying to find out any information on the CHAYET
family. It seems that there are many ways, versions etc. for the spelling. I
have now found on the 1930 census listing a spelling of CHYET.
Other that i have found that have not led me to any information is CHAIT,
KAIT, KYET and many others. The shtetl now shown is Bobruisk, while I have
Shchedrin.
Can anyone help with any information?
Alan Feldman
alanjfel@aol.com
MODERATOR NOTE: Private replies.


Belarus SIG #Belarus CHAYET #belarus

Alanjfel@...
 

For some time I have been trying to find out any information on the CHAYET
family. It seems that there are many ways, versions etc. for the spelling. I
have now found on the 1930 census listing a spelling of CHYET.
Other that i have found that have not led me to any information is CHAIT,
KAIT, KYET and many others. The shtetl now shown is Bobruisk, while I have
Shchedrin.
Can anyone help with any information?
Alan Feldman
alanjfel@aol.com
MODERATOR NOTE: Private replies.


PRINZ & GROJER from towns near Sieniawa #general

Ron Kaminker <Ron@...>
 

Hi.

I just found out that my great great grandmother, Beile Gittel PRINZ born
circa 1859 was the daughter of Israel PRINZ and Sima GROJER. She lived in and
around Sieniawa, Jaroslaw, Wiazownica, Mirocin, Przeworsk.

Does anyone have information on PRINZ or GROJER families >from these areas?

Thanks

Ron Kaminker
LA, CA nee Buffalo, NY

Researching: >from Tarnopol Area : KAMINKER, BIEN, FURSTADT, LEIBEL
from Golovanevsk: TARANTUR, GROSSMAN, WEINSTEIN
from Grajewo/Stawiski Area: LEWITANSKY, ANCZKOWSKY, ABARBANEL,BOGDANOWICZ
from Lutsk Area: FREDMAN , SHPALER, KREVAT, MEISTER,
ADOLF - Przeworsk; PRINZ - Sieniawa; WASSERKRUG - Sieniawa; ARENSTEIN - Podkamen;
CHODAKOWSKA - Dubno; MAVIS - Dubno


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen PRINZ & GROJER from towns near Sieniawa #general

Ron Kaminker <Ron@...>
 

Hi.

I just found out that my great great grandmother, Beile Gittel PRINZ born
circa 1859 was the daughter of Israel PRINZ and Sima GROJER. She lived in and
around Sieniawa, Jaroslaw, Wiazownica, Mirocin, Przeworsk.

Does anyone have information on PRINZ or GROJER families >from these areas?

Thanks

Ron Kaminker
LA, CA nee Buffalo, NY

Researching: >from Tarnopol Area : KAMINKER, BIEN, FURSTADT, LEIBEL
from Golovanevsk: TARANTUR, GROSSMAN, WEINSTEIN
from Grajewo/Stawiski Area: LEWITANSKY, ANCZKOWSKY, ABARBANEL,BOGDANOWICZ
from Lutsk Area: FREDMAN , SHPALER, KREVAT, MEISTER,
ADOLF - Przeworsk; PRINZ - Sieniawa; WASSERKRUG - Sieniawa; ARENSTEIN - Podkamen;
CHODAKOWSKA - Dubno; MAVIS - Dubno