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tombstone rubbings #romania

Laurie Budgar <lbudgar@...>
 

During my recent trip to Hungary and Romania, we visited the tiny towns
of Asuajul de Jos and Asuajul de Sus (now Romania), where my great-great
grandfather Jonasz JAKAB and one of his sons (Ferenc) was born. We found
an equally tiny cemetery between the two towns-- there were maybe 6 or 8
graves. While the grass around them had been cut, the stones were tilted
at odd angles and trash had been tossed next to one of them. The writing
on them was badly eroded, so we couldn't really capture it on
photographs (though we took some anyway). Instead we did tombstone
rubbings. I admit we didn't prepare for this, so we used, alternately, a
pencil and a burnt stick. On one, my mother, who was trying to be
helpful, thought a highlighter might help-- clearly this was not good
for the rubbing or the gravestone! Also, the paper we had was slightly
larger than 8.5 x 11, so it was slightly too narrow and a few letters
got cut off on the sides, and we needed to use 4 consecutive sheets in
order to get the writing all the way down the tombstone. (Only one
tombstone was even in good enough shape for rubbings). In any case, the
writing was in Hebrew (or perhaps Yiddish?). I've posted these rubbings
on ViewMate. Unfortunately, ViewMate requires everything to be submitted
as a JPG, and for some reason, these scanned MUCH better as a document
into a PDF file. So between the rubbing errors and the scanning, there's
a degradation of quality. With that said, if anyone is able to translate
them I'd greatly appreciate it. They are #s 8923, 8924, 8925 and 8926.
Or, if anyone would like me to send PDF versions to them off-list, I can
do that too. Thanks in advance for any help you can offer!

Laurie Budgar
Boulder, CO

Researching
JAKAB/JACOBS (Satu Mare, Asuajul, Pomi, Borlesti, Somcuta Mare)
GOLDBERGER (Cziganyi/Crisenyi, Budapest)
SCHWARZ/SCHWARTZ (Budapest)


Romania SIG #Romania tombstone rubbings #romania

Laurie Budgar <lbudgar@...>
 

During my recent trip to Hungary and Romania, we visited the tiny towns
of Asuajul de Jos and Asuajul de Sus (now Romania), where my great-great
grandfather Jonasz JAKAB and one of his sons (Ferenc) was born. We found
an equally tiny cemetery between the two towns-- there were maybe 6 or 8
graves. While the grass around them had been cut, the stones were tilted
at odd angles and trash had been tossed next to one of them. The writing
on them was badly eroded, so we couldn't really capture it on
photographs (though we took some anyway). Instead we did tombstone
rubbings. I admit we didn't prepare for this, so we used, alternately, a
pencil and a burnt stick. On one, my mother, who was trying to be
helpful, thought a highlighter might help-- clearly this was not good
for the rubbing or the gravestone! Also, the paper we had was slightly
larger than 8.5 x 11, so it was slightly too narrow and a few letters
got cut off on the sides, and we needed to use 4 consecutive sheets in
order to get the writing all the way down the tombstone. (Only one
tombstone was even in good enough shape for rubbings). In any case, the
writing was in Hebrew (or perhaps Yiddish?). I've posted these rubbings
on ViewMate. Unfortunately, ViewMate requires everything to be submitted
as a JPG, and for some reason, these scanned MUCH better as a document
into a PDF file. So between the rubbing errors and the scanning, there's
a degradation of quality. With that said, if anyone is able to translate
them I'd greatly appreciate it. They are #s 8923, 8924, 8925 and 8926.
Or, if anyone would like me to send PDF versions to them off-list, I can
do that too. Thanks in advance for any help you can offer!

Laurie Budgar
Boulder, CO

Researching
JAKAB/JACOBS (Satu Mare, Asuajul, Pomi, Borlesti, Somcuta Mare)
GOLDBERGER (Cziganyi/Crisenyi, Budapest)
SCHWARZ/SCHWARTZ (Budapest)


Bodzentyn Project at the Kielce Archives #poland

Erez Gotlieb <erezgot@...>
 

Dear Fellow Researchers,

The Jewish Records Indexing - Poland project is happy
to announce that the indices to all the Jewish vital
records of Bodzentyn - not filmed by the LDS (Mormons)
- have been indexed by the JRI-Poland team in Warsaw
as part of the Kielce Polish State Archives (PSA)
Project.

Bodzentyn is located in the Kielce powiat, 24.7
kilometers ENE of Kielce and 144.5 kilometers S of
Warsaw.

SUMMARY OF BODZENTYN RECORDS BEING INDEXED

There are more than 3,000 records being indexed as
part of this project. The types and years of records
are as follows:

Births: 1885-1904
Marriages: 1885-1904
Deaths: 1885-1904.

SURNAMES FOUND IN THE NEW INDICES

These are the most common surnames found in the
Bodzentyn indices.

BAUMEL (31), BERKOWICZ (29), BIRENBAUM (25),
BORENSZTAJN (38), CUKER (30), CUKERMAN (55),
DAWIDOWICZ (49), GOLDBERG (35), GRYNBLAT (59),
LIBERMAN (43), PLICHTENTRAJ (31), ROZENBERG (63),
ROZENCWAJG (40), SZACHTER (88), SZAFIR (82), SZTARKMAN
(82), WAJNGOLD (85), WAJNTROB (35), ZILBERBERG (148),
ZILBERSZTAJN (98).

A list of all surnames appearing in the Bodzentyn
indices is now online at:
http://www.jri-poland.org/surnames/bodzentyn.htm.

If you would like to know the number of times any
surname appears in the new indices or more about the
Bodzentyn project or may be interested in becoming the
Bodzentyn Town Leader, please contact me at:
erezgot@yahoo.com.

A donation of any amount is greatly appreciated. All
researchers who contribute a minimum of $100 will be
eligible to obtain an EXCEL spreadsheet with every
record in the Bodzentyn project for their own personal
research. Researchers are requested to sign a
Database Sharing Agreement, agreeing to the use for
personal research, prior to distributing the Excel
file.

Donations can now be accepted by check, VISA, or
MasterCard! Please earmark your donation for the
"Bodzentyn PSA Project." Mail checks to:

Jewish Records Indexing - Poland
c/o Sheila Salo
5607 Greenleaf Road
Cheverly, MD 20785
USA

VISA and Mastercard contributions may be phoned to
Sheila at (301) 341-1261 or print out the form at:
http://www.jri-poland.org/visa.htm by clicking on the
VISA Card and fax or mail it to Sheila. The fax
number is also (301) 341-1261 (8:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Eastern time only, please). For selected countries,
JRI-Poland is able to accept bank drafts in a donor's
local currency. Please check the JRI-Poland
contributions web page for the list of countries. The
web site address is:
http://www.jri-poland.org/contrib-non-us.htm.

If your country is not on the list and you do not wish
to pay by credit card, please contact Sheila Salo for
help.

Many other towns in the Kielce area are part of this
project. If you are interested in any other town in
the Kielce area, please contact me at
erezgot@yahoo.com.

Best wishes,
Erez Gotlieb, Tenafly, New Jersey, erezgot@yahoo.com
Kielce PSA Project


JRI Poland #Poland Bodzentyn Project at the Kielce Archives #poland

Erez Gotlieb <erezgot@...>
 

Dear Fellow Researchers,

The Jewish Records Indexing - Poland project is happy
to announce that the indices to all the Jewish vital
records of Bodzentyn - not filmed by the LDS (Mormons)
- have been indexed by the JRI-Poland team in Warsaw
as part of the Kielce Polish State Archives (PSA)
Project.

Bodzentyn is located in the Kielce powiat, 24.7
kilometers ENE of Kielce and 144.5 kilometers S of
Warsaw.

SUMMARY OF BODZENTYN RECORDS BEING INDEXED

There are more than 3,000 records being indexed as
part of this project. The types and years of records
are as follows:

Births: 1885-1904
Marriages: 1885-1904
Deaths: 1885-1904.

SURNAMES FOUND IN THE NEW INDICES

These are the most common surnames found in the
Bodzentyn indices.

BAUMEL (31), BERKOWICZ (29), BIRENBAUM (25),
BORENSZTAJN (38), CUKER (30), CUKERMAN (55),
DAWIDOWICZ (49), GOLDBERG (35), GRYNBLAT (59),
LIBERMAN (43), PLICHTENTRAJ (31), ROZENBERG (63),
ROZENCWAJG (40), SZACHTER (88), SZAFIR (82), SZTARKMAN
(82), WAJNGOLD (85), WAJNTROB (35), ZILBERBERG (148),
ZILBERSZTAJN (98).

A list of all surnames appearing in the Bodzentyn
indices is now online at:
http://www.jri-poland.org/surnames/bodzentyn.htm.

If you would like to know the number of times any
surname appears in the new indices or more about the
Bodzentyn project or may be interested in becoming the
Bodzentyn Town Leader, please contact me at:
erezgot@yahoo.com.

A donation of any amount is greatly appreciated. All
researchers who contribute a minimum of $100 will be
eligible to obtain an EXCEL spreadsheet with every
record in the Bodzentyn project for their own personal
research. Researchers are requested to sign a
Database Sharing Agreement, agreeing to the use for
personal research, prior to distributing the Excel
file.

Donations can now be accepted by check, VISA, or
MasterCard! Please earmark your donation for the
"Bodzentyn PSA Project." Mail checks to:

Jewish Records Indexing - Poland
c/o Sheila Salo
5607 Greenleaf Road
Cheverly, MD 20785
USA

VISA and Mastercard contributions may be phoned to
Sheila at (301) 341-1261 or print out the form at:
http://www.jri-poland.org/visa.htm by clicking on the
VISA Card and fax or mail it to Sheila. The fax
number is also (301) 341-1261 (8:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Eastern time only, please). For selected countries,
JRI-Poland is able to accept bank drafts in a donor's
local currency. Please check the JRI-Poland
contributions web page for the list of countries. The
web site address is:
http://www.jri-poland.org/contrib-non-us.htm.

If your country is not on the list and you do not wish
to pay by credit card, please contact Sheila Salo for
help.

Many other towns in the Kielce area are part of this
project. If you are interested in any other town in
the Kielce area, please contact me at
erezgot@yahoo.com.

Best wishes,
Erez Gotlieb, Tenafly, New Jersey, erezgot@yahoo.com
Kielce PSA Project


Konskie Project at the Kielce Archives #poland

Erez Gotlieb <erezgot@...>
 

Dear Fellow Researchers,

The Jewish Records Indexing - Poland project is happy
to announce that the indices to all the Jewish vital
records of Konskie - not filmed by the LDS (Mormons) -
have been indexed by the JRI-Poland team in Warsaw as
part of the Kielce Polish State Archives (PSA)
Project.

Konskie is located in the Konskie powiat, 41.1
kilometers NNW of Kielce and 123.4 kilometers SSW of
Warsaw.

SUMMARY OF KONSKIE RECORDS BEING INDEXED

There are more than 6,100 records being indexed as
part of this project. The types and years of records
are as follows:

Births: 1885-1904
Marriages: 1885-1904
Deaths: 1885-1904.

SURNAMES FOUND IN THE NEW INDICES

These are the most common surnames found in the
Konskie indices.

BAND (43), EJZENBERG (107), GOLD (52), GOLDBERG
(89), GRUNDMAN (96), JAKUBOWICZ (94), JURKEWICZ
(52), KAC (51), KURCBART (83), LEWKOWICZ (60),
OKSENBERG (67), ORENBUCH (54), RAFALOWICZ (75),
ROZEN (48), ROZENCWAJG (86), SZAJEWICZ (69),
SZTARKMAN (42), WAJSMAN (65), ZLOTOGURSKAIA (55),
ZLOTOGURSKI (51).

A list of all surnames appearing in the Konskie
indices is now online at:
http://www.jri-poland.org/surnames/konskie.htm.

If you would like to know the number of times any
surname appears in the new indices or more about the
Konskie project, please contact Monica Gruenberg, Town
Leader, at: monigruenberg@bluewin.ch.

A donation of any amount is greatly appreciated. All
researchers who contribute a minimum of $100 will be
eligible to obtain an EXCEL spreadsheet with every
record in the Konskie project for their own personal
research. Researchers are requested to sign a
Database Sharing Agreement, agreeing to the use for
personal research, prior to distributing the Excel
file.

Donations can now be accepted by check, VISA, or
MasterCard! Please earmark your donation for the
"Konskie PSA Project." Mail checks to:

Jewish Records Indexing - Poland
c/o Sheila Salo
5607 Greenleaf Road
Cheverly, MD 20785
USA

VISA and Mastercard contributions may be phoned to
Sheila at (301) 341-1261 or print out the form at:
http://www.jri-poland.org/visa.htm by clicking on the
VISA Card and fax or mail it to Sheila. The fax
number is also (301) 341-1261 (8:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Eastern time only, please). For selected countries,
JRI-Poland is able to accept bank drafts in a donor's
local currency. Please check the JRI-Poland
contributions web page for the list of countries. The
web site address is:
http://www.jri-poland.org/contrib-non-us.htm.

If your country is not on the list and you do not wish
to pay by credit card, please contact Sheila Salo for
help.

Many other towns in the Kielce area are part of this
project. If you are interested in any other town in
the Kielce area, please contact me at
erezgot@yahoo.com.

Best wishes and Peace on Israel,
Erez Gotlieb, Tenafly, New Jersey, erezgot@yahoo.com
Kielce PSA Project


JRI Poland #Poland Konskie Project at the Kielce Archives #poland

Erez Gotlieb <erezgot@...>
 

Dear Fellow Researchers,

The Jewish Records Indexing - Poland project is happy
to announce that the indices to all the Jewish vital
records of Konskie - not filmed by the LDS (Mormons) -
have been indexed by the JRI-Poland team in Warsaw as
part of the Kielce Polish State Archives (PSA)
Project.

Konskie is located in the Konskie powiat, 41.1
kilometers NNW of Kielce and 123.4 kilometers SSW of
Warsaw.

SUMMARY OF KONSKIE RECORDS BEING INDEXED

There are more than 6,100 records being indexed as
part of this project. The types and years of records
are as follows:

Births: 1885-1904
Marriages: 1885-1904
Deaths: 1885-1904.

SURNAMES FOUND IN THE NEW INDICES

These are the most common surnames found in the
Konskie indices.

BAND (43), EJZENBERG (107), GOLD (52), GOLDBERG
(89), GRUNDMAN (96), JAKUBOWICZ (94), JURKEWICZ
(52), KAC (51), KURCBART (83), LEWKOWICZ (60),
OKSENBERG (67), ORENBUCH (54), RAFALOWICZ (75),
ROZEN (48), ROZENCWAJG (86), SZAJEWICZ (69),
SZTARKMAN (42), WAJSMAN (65), ZLOTOGURSKAIA (55),
ZLOTOGURSKI (51).

A list of all surnames appearing in the Konskie
indices is now online at:
http://www.jri-poland.org/surnames/konskie.htm.

If you would like to know the number of times any
surname appears in the new indices or more about the
Konskie project, please contact Monica Gruenberg, Town
Leader, at: monigruenberg@bluewin.ch.

A donation of any amount is greatly appreciated. All
researchers who contribute a minimum of $100 will be
eligible to obtain an EXCEL spreadsheet with every
record in the Konskie project for their own personal
research. Researchers are requested to sign a
Database Sharing Agreement, agreeing to the use for
personal research, prior to distributing the Excel
file.

Donations can now be accepted by check, VISA, or
MasterCard! Please earmark your donation for the
"Konskie PSA Project." Mail checks to:

Jewish Records Indexing - Poland
c/o Sheila Salo
5607 Greenleaf Road
Cheverly, MD 20785
USA

VISA and Mastercard contributions may be phoned to
Sheila at (301) 341-1261 or print out the form at:
http://www.jri-poland.org/visa.htm by clicking on the
VISA Card and fax or mail it to Sheila. The fax
number is also (301) 341-1261 (8:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Eastern time only, please). For selected countries,
JRI-Poland is able to accept bank drafts in a donor's
local currency. Please check the JRI-Poland
contributions web page for the list of countries. The
web site address is:
http://www.jri-poland.org/contrib-non-us.htm.

If your country is not on the list and you do not wish
to pay by credit card, please contact Sheila Salo for
help.

Many other towns in the Kielce area are part of this
project. If you are interested in any other town in
the Kielce area, please contact me at
erezgot@yahoo.com.

Best wishes and Peace on Israel,
Erez Gotlieb, Tenafly, New Jersey, erezgot@yahoo.com
Kielce PSA Project


Kawkiewicz births in Lomza #poland

Shari Kantrow
 

Hello again,
I need some clarification on this. Looking at the
JRI-Poland index, I found what I think is my
g-grandmothers birth record. Oddly enough, there were
5 other entries for that same year with the same
father listed.:
KAWKIEWICZ, Cipa b. 1863 father Daniel Herszkowicz
KAWKIEWICZ, Mendel b. 1863 father Daniel Herszkowicz
KAWKIEWICZ, Guta b. 1863 father Daniel Herszkowicz
KAWKIEWICZ, Herszk b. 1863 father Daniel Herszkowicz
KAWKIEWICZ, Izrael b. 1863 father Daniel Herszkowicz
KAWKIEWICZ, Sora Frejda b.1863father DanielHerszkowicz

Some thoughts? Thanks in advance.
Shari Kantrow

Shari Kantrow
Bloomfield, New Jersey

researching:
MEYER, KAFKA, KUPFER, SCHAFF -Russian/Poland>NY
BLITZER,KARPET,JACOBSON,LANDSMAN, BLITZMAN,BLAZER
PLATZMAN, REYITTS (REIZ)Kamenets-Podolskiy, Podolia >
NY
HABERMAN,DICKMAN,SZWARZ- Bukaczowce,Siemikowce>NY
SCHNEIDER, MILBAUER, MEYER - Austria
SCHWARTZ,,SHAPIRO- Bursztyn,Kuropatniki-Galicia>NY

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Shari has not found quintuplets. Quite often,
births were registered late -- sometimes years after the actual
birth took place, and sometimes a number of siblings were registered
at the same time. The date in the JRI-Poland birth indices is the date
of registration.


JRI Poland #Poland Kawkiewicz births in Lomza #poland

Shari Kantrow
 

Hello again,
I need some clarification on this. Looking at the
JRI-Poland index, I found what I think is my
g-grandmothers birth record. Oddly enough, there were
5 other entries for that same year with the same
father listed.:
KAWKIEWICZ, Cipa b. 1863 father Daniel Herszkowicz
KAWKIEWICZ, Mendel b. 1863 father Daniel Herszkowicz
KAWKIEWICZ, Guta b. 1863 father Daniel Herszkowicz
KAWKIEWICZ, Herszk b. 1863 father Daniel Herszkowicz
KAWKIEWICZ, Izrael b. 1863 father Daniel Herszkowicz
KAWKIEWICZ, Sora Frejda b.1863father DanielHerszkowicz

Some thoughts? Thanks in advance.
Shari Kantrow

Shari Kantrow
Bloomfield, New Jersey

researching:
MEYER, KAFKA, KUPFER, SCHAFF -Russian/Poland>NY
BLITZER,KARPET,JACOBSON,LANDSMAN, BLITZMAN,BLAZER
PLATZMAN, REYITTS (REIZ)Kamenets-Podolskiy, Podolia >
NY
HABERMAN,DICKMAN,SZWARZ- Bukaczowce,Siemikowce>NY
SCHNEIDER, MILBAUER, MEYER - Austria
SCHWARTZ,,SHAPIRO- Bursztyn,Kuropatniki-Galicia>NY

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Shari has not found quintuplets. Quite often,
births were registered late -- sometimes years after the actual
birth took place, and sometimes a number of siblings were registered
at the same time. The date in the JRI-Poland birth indices is the date
of registration.


Lomza region #poland

Shari Kantrow
 

Was Lomza part of Russian-Poland?
Regards,
Shari Kantrow

Shari Kantrow
Bloomfield, New Jersey

researching:
MEYER, KAFKA, KUPFER, SCHAFF -Russian/Poland>NY
BLITZER,KARPET,JACOBSON,LANDSMAN, BLITZMAN,BLAZER
PLATZMAN, REYITTS (REIZ)Kamenets-Podolskiy, Podolia >
NY
HABERMAN,DICKMAN,SZWARZ- Bukaczowce,Siemikowce>NY
SCHNEIDER, MILBAUER, MEYER - Austria
SCHWARTZ,,SHAPIRO- Bursztyn,Kuropatniki-Galicia>NY


JRI Poland #Poland Lomza region #poland

Shari Kantrow
 

Was Lomza part of Russian-Poland?
Regards,
Shari Kantrow

Shari Kantrow
Bloomfield, New Jersey

researching:
MEYER, KAFKA, KUPFER, SCHAFF -Russian/Poland>NY
BLITZER,KARPET,JACOBSON,LANDSMAN, BLITZMAN,BLAZER
PLATZMAN, REYITTS (REIZ)Kamenets-Podolskiy, Podolia >
NY
HABERMAN,DICKMAN,SZWARZ- Bukaczowce,Siemikowce>NY
SCHNEIDER, MILBAUER, MEYER - Austria
SCHWARTZ,,SHAPIRO- Bursztyn,Kuropatniki-Galicia>NY


Josvaniani #lithuania

milton0123@...
 

Hi;

Anyone who is planning to attend the conference and researching
the above named Shtetl please email me before Saturday or phone me
at the Marriot Marquis Hotel Sat - Friday next week.

thanks

Maxine Potchinsky Braslow


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Josvaniani #lithuania

milton0123@...
 

Hi;

Anyone who is planning to attend the conference and researching
the above named Shtetl please email me before Saturday or phone me
at the Marriot Marquis Hotel Sat - Friday next week.

thanks

Maxine Potchinsky Braslow


Wolf in Lviv #poland

sbloom@...
 

First, you should be sure you are using variants of the names that you
are likely to hit upon in records.

I.e., Harry and Rose are most likely Hersh (or Gersh, Hirsch, Hersz,
etc.) and Ruchl (I'd say also Rosa, eventhough the daughter took on
that name in English). Goodman is probably GUTMAN. Wolf is possibly WULF.

Also, be sure too look in nearby towns, or really any other matches in
databases that seem to come pretty close to the info you have. That is,
there is really no reason to think they were always in Lviv, so keep
options open (though, Poland and Ukraine would be best bets--perhaps
Lithuania and Belarus wouldnt be too far afield). Also consider that
though the date you have is "exact", it may have just been adopted as an
exact date at some later time for use in American records. So, if you see
an 1865 birth, for instance, don't reject it immediately.

Steve Bloom
Farmville, VA

Can you help me! My gmother,Rosa(Chage)Wolf was born in Lemberg,Austria
to a Harry and Rose Wolf (Goodman) on February 2, 1869 This is all that
I know.I know that it is no longer a part of Austria-that it is called
Lwow,Poland or Lviv, Ukraine and have written to both places and still
at ground zero after four or five years searching. Thank you for your
effort.

Rose Hoffman


JRI Poland #Poland Wolf in Lviv #poland

sbloom@...
 

First, you should be sure you are using variants of the names that you
are likely to hit upon in records.

I.e., Harry and Rose are most likely Hersh (or Gersh, Hirsch, Hersz,
etc.) and Ruchl (I'd say also Rosa, eventhough the daughter took on
that name in English). Goodman is probably GUTMAN. Wolf is possibly WULF.

Also, be sure too look in nearby towns, or really any other matches in
databases that seem to come pretty close to the info you have. That is,
there is really no reason to think they were always in Lviv, so keep
options open (though, Poland and Ukraine would be best bets--perhaps
Lithuania and Belarus wouldnt be too far afield). Also consider that
though the date you have is "exact", it may have just been adopted as an
exact date at some later time for use in American records. So, if you see
an 1865 birth, for instance, don't reject it immediately.

Steve Bloom
Farmville, VA

Can you help me! My gmother,Rosa(Chage)Wolf was born in Lemberg,Austria
to a Harry and Rose Wolf (Goodman) on February 2, 1869 This is all that
I know.I know that it is no longer a part of Austria-that it is called
Lwow,Poland or Lviv, Ukraine and have written to both places and still
at ground zero after four or five years searching. Thank you for your
effort.

Rose Hoffman


63rd Remembrance Assembly #poland

Ada Holtzman
 

This is a message on behalf of the Israeli Bialystoker Committee:

Zu Unzere Tayere Landsleit!

The Society of Former Resident of Bialystok and Surroundings (The "Vaad" -
Landsmanschaft K, Bialystok) is honored to invite you to participate in
the 63rd Remembrance Assembly to the Revolt & Liquidation of Bialystok
Ghetto
====================================================
The assembly will take place in Kiryat Bialystok – Yehud, near the memorial
monument to our brothers murdered in the Holocaust, which stands in the
square of the great Synagogue, in Icchak Melamed's Street, the corner
of the Ghettos Fighters Street, on Av 28, 5766, Tuesday 22 August 2006, at
19:00.

A special appeal is made to the Successor Generation to attend the assembly
and our Landsleit all over the world.

The "Vaad"

P.O.Box 7241
Yehud 56215
ISRAEL


BialyGen: Bialystok Region #Bialystok #Poland 63rd Remembrance Assembly #poland

Ada Holtzman
 

This is a message on behalf of the Israeli Bialystoker Committee:

Zu Unzere Tayere Landsleit!

The Society of Former Resident of Bialystok and Surroundings (The "Vaad" -
Landsmanschaft K, Bialystok) is honored to invite you to participate in
the 63rd Remembrance Assembly to the Revolt & Liquidation of Bialystok
Ghetto
====================================================
The assembly will take place in Kiryat Bialystok – Yehud, near the memorial
monument to our brothers murdered in the Holocaust, which stands in the
square of the great Synagogue, in Icchak Melamed's Street, the corner
of the Ghettos Fighters Street, on Av 28, 5766, Tuesday 22 August 2006, at
19:00.

A special appeal is made to the Successor Generation to attend the assembly
and our Landsleit all over the world.

The "Vaad"

P.O.Box 7241
Yehud 56215
ISRAEL


new family surname found LANSMAN #lithuania

Diane Jacobs <thegenie@...>
 

After a number of years of searching my husband's family, I just found a
marriage of a great aunt which gives me her mother's maiden name.

I have a Riva Lansman Jacobson >from Myszniec (prounounced Mushnick), Poland
or Lithuania who married Abraham Moshe Jacobson. Most of their children
emigrated to NY in the early 1900s and the brothers were in the soda / seltzer
distribution business in Manhattan and Brooklyn. Their daughter Sarah Jacobs
married Max Lees in 1914 in NY.

I am searching for other Jacobs / Jacobson daughters, nieces and
daughters-in-law whose passenger manifests I have found but can't find any
record of them in the US.

If anyone knows of a Lansman, Landsman, Jacobs or Jacobson connection from
these areas or businesses, please let me know.

Diane Jacobs
Somerset, NJ

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Lithuania SIG #Lithuania new family surname found LANSMAN #lithuania

Diane Jacobs <thegenie@...>
 

After a number of years of searching my husband's family, I just found a
marriage of a great aunt which gives me her mother's maiden name.

I have a Riva Lansman Jacobson >from Myszniec (prounounced Mushnick), Poland
or Lithuania who married Abraham Moshe Jacobson. Most of their children
emigrated to NY in the early 1900s and the brothers were in the soda / seltzer
distribution business in Manhattan and Brooklyn. Their daughter Sarah Jacobs
married Max Lees in 1914 in NY.

I am searching for other Jacobs / Jacobson daughters, nieces and
daughters-in-law whose passenger manifests I have found but can't find any
record of them in the US.

If anyone knows of a Lansman, Landsman, Jacobs or Jacobson connection from
these areas or businesses, please let me know.

Diane Jacobs
Somerset, NJ

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately.


NYC Synagogue Database circa 1939 with some Lithuanian references #lithuania

Judith27
 

Dear LitvakSIGdom,

For all of you who would like to be able to have a database of New
York City synagogues to search, you may be interested in knowing about a NYC
Synagogue Database based upon the 1939 WPA Project's cataloguing of NYC
Synagogues.
In 1939 the Federal Writers' Project of the Works Progress
Administration conducted a survey of all known houses of worship in the
United States, both Jewish and non-Jewish. The over 2000 synagogue listings
for New York City reside on five rolls of microfilm at the New York City
Municipal Archives as Microfilm #'s (M.N.) 21318-21322, Roll #'s 319-323.

Ada Green and Judi Langer-Surnamer Caplan have completed extracting a
great deal of the data available about all the synagogues in all five NYC
boroughs catalogued in this circa 1939 survey.

The resulting Excel Spreadsheet is now available as a finding aid on
the two public computers at the NYC Municipal Archives.

In addition, this shul database will also be available for searching
on the computers in the Resource Room at the 26th IAJGS Conference.

The database field headings include: Form #, Card #, Roll #, Year
Organized, Name of Organization, Alternate Names and English Translation,
Street Number and Street, Location in Borough, Borough, and Comments.

As each then existing NYC synagogue was given a Synagogue Records Form
containing 14 questions, under "comments" there are various details that
might show up such as the names of the rabbis, the consolidation and/or
dissolution of synagogues and minyanim, the physical appearance of buildings,
the cemeteries where synagogues had burial plots, and histories of the
synagogues, including former addresses.

There are also some hints about people >from Lithuania in this
database as Congregation Beth Jacob B'arav Abraham and Talmud Torah of
East Bronx had a Rabbi, A. H. Gris, >from Lithuania, and the Principal
of Congregation Hoan Hamoan's Talmud Torah was Simon Lichterman >from the
Yeshiva of Illia, Lithuania, now Poland. And, of course, several synagogues
such as Beth Haknesseth Anshe Alshan V'Anshe Iwie were founded by "groups
of men >from Alshan and Iwie, two towns in Lithuania."

For more a detailed overview of the database with examples please
visit the Online Introduction to this NYC Shul database at
http://home.att.net/%7Elandsmanshaft/wpaform.htm
We all owe a great debt to the hard-working, dedicated people who
were the field researchers back in the late 1930s and early 1940s who were
involved in this WPA project surveying New York City synagogues including:
Harold Albaum, Joe Eisinger, Samuel Gerson, William Gubin, Milton Hirsch,
Bernard Kasper, Elsie Katz, Ellis Kramer, Morris Levine, M. Portner, Doris
Radzyner, William Rubin, Celia Rogow, Beatrice Schwartz, Max Simon, Harry
Sohn, Yakov Tarle, and Helen Zuckerman. Without their valiant efforts we
would not have the wealth of material we now have today to draw upon in
this database.

Shalom,
Judi Langer-Surnamer Caplan and Ada Green


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania NYC Synagogue Database circa 1939 with some Lithuanian references #lithuania

Judith27
 

Dear LitvakSIGdom,

For all of you who would like to be able to have a database of New
York City synagogues to search, you may be interested in knowing about a NYC
Synagogue Database based upon the 1939 WPA Project's cataloguing of NYC
Synagogues.
In 1939 the Federal Writers' Project of the Works Progress
Administration conducted a survey of all known houses of worship in the
United States, both Jewish and non-Jewish. The over 2000 synagogue listings
for New York City reside on five rolls of microfilm at the New York City
Municipal Archives as Microfilm #'s (M.N.) 21318-21322, Roll #'s 319-323.

Ada Green and Judi Langer-Surnamer Caplan have completed extracting a
great deal of the data available about all the synagogues in all five NYC
boroughs catalogued in this circa 1939 survey.

The resulting Excel Spreadsheet is now available as a finding aid on
the two public computers at the NYC Municipal Archives.

In addition, this shul database will also be available for searching
on the computers in the Resource Room at the 26th IAJGS Conference.

The database field headings include: Form #, Card #, Roll #, Year
Organized, Name of Organization, Alternate Names and English Translation,
Street Number and Street, Location in Borough, Borough, and Comments.

As each then existing NYC synagogue was given a Synagogue Records Form
containing 14 questions, under "comments" there are various details that
might show up such as the names of the rabbis, the consolidation and/or
dissolution of synagogues and minyanim, the physical appearance of buildings,
the cemeteries where synagogues had burial plots, and histories of the
synagogues, including former addresses.

There are also some hints about people >from Lithuania in this
database as Congregation Beth Jacob B'arav Abraham and Talmud Torah of
East Bronx had a Rabbi, A. H. Gris, >from Lithuania, and the Principal
of Congregation Hoan Hamoan's Talmud Torah was Simon Lichterman >from the
Yeshiva of Illia, Lithuania, now Poland. And, of course, several synagogues
such as Beth Haknesseth Anshe Alshan V'Anshe Iwie were founded by "groups
of men >from Alshan and Iwie, two towns in Lithuania."

For more a detailed overview of the database with examples please
visit the Online Introduction to this NYC Shul database at
http://home.att.net/%7Elandsmanshaft/wpaform.htm
We all owe a great debt to the hard-working, dedicated people who
were the field researchers back in the late 1930s and early 1940s who were
involved in this WPA project surveying New York City synagogues including:
Harold Albaum, Joe Eisinger, Samuel Gerson, William Gubin, Milton Hirsch,
Bernard Kasper, Elsie Katz, Ellis Kramer, Morris Levine, M. Portner, Doris
Radzyner, William Rubin, Celia Rogow, Beatrice Schwartz, Max Simon, Harry
Sohn, Yakov Tarle, and Helen Zuckerman. Without their valiant efforts we
would not have the wealth of material we now have today to draw upon in
this database.

Shalom,
Judi Langer-Surnamer Caplan and Ada Green