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Letter of Thanks #galicia

Eden Joachim <esjoachim@...>
 

Now that I've had some time to collect my thoughts and catch up on much
needed sleep, I want to thank Linda Cantor, a long time Gesher Galicia member,
and Hadassah Lipsius, the co-chairs of the recent 26th IAJGS International
Conference on Jewish Genealogy for an outstanding job in coordinating the best
conference ever held. Linda and Hadassah worked >from morning until night
the entire week of the conference and for several years leading up to it.
I want to acknowledge their unstinting efforts and let them know I appreciate
their hard work and giving up the rest of their lives to ensure a
spectacular eventfor everyone. I also thank all the other hardworking
Conference Committee Chairs. The Gesher Galicia discussion list received
numerous messages to this effect, but they were not able to be posted due to
JewishGen's discussion list regulations.

My appreciation and thanks also go to Gesher Galicia member Roni Seibel
Liebowitz, Registration Chair,and Gloria Berkenstat Freund, Programming Chair,
both of whom performed above and beyond the call of duty in making the conference
experience enjoyable and informative. All the volunteers who assisted
both Roni and Gloria also deserve our gratitude. Had it not been for
Roni, I would still be thinking about the centerpieces for the banquet tables!

Thanks to the Gesher Galicia Steering Committee for their help at the SIG
luncheon and SIG meeting. Special thanks to Pamela Weisberger for
arranging for the speakers at both events and planning the
agendas. You all make it so worthwhile.

I'd like to acknowledge these Gesher Galicia members who gave presentations
and / or led research group meetings at the conference, and who are all
experts in their fields:
Suzan Wynne, Mark Halpern, Joyce Field, Elise Friedman, Miriam Weiner,
Gayle Schlissel Riley, Logan Kleinwaks, Sheree Roth, Fay and Julian Bussgang,
Susana Leistner Bloch, Barbara Ellman, Pamela Weisberger, Phyllis Kramer,
Sharlene Kranz, Asher Bar-Zev, Harvey Kaplan, Judith Langer-Surnamer Caplan,
Bennett Greenspan, Marian Rubin , Carole Glick Feinberg and Freya Blitstein
Maslov and Seymour Maslov. I must also mention Stanley Diamond, Executive of
Jewish Records Indexing - Poland who makes it his mission to keep all
Galitzianers informed about indexing projects in order that they may grow
their family trees.

I can't forget Renee Steinig, conference listserve moderator extraordinaire.
She managed to maintain her cool during the many months preceding the conference
while responding to queries posted to the conference website and discussion
group. She should write a book, assisted by Roni, Hadassah and Linda.

Alexander Dunai travelled an unbelievable distance >from Lviv, Ukraine, to
appear at the conference and share his knowledge and experience with Galitzianers. My hat is off to you,
Alex, with admiration and respect for the hard work you do so that others can further their research.

If you attended the Galicia SIG luncheon you had the opportunity to hear
Daniel Mendelsohn's amazing story of search and remembrance. His tale is a
truly inspirational one, and his presentation was fluid and eloquent.
An exceptional speaker, he is also a mensch in the true sense of the word.

Rabbi Meir Wunder also appeared at the luncheon and shared his experiences
with us at the SIG meeting. He is a preeminent scholar of Galitzian Rabbis
and Jewry, and we were honored to have him join us in New York for the week.
We also thank member John Diener for his moving presentation about his trip
to the Belzec camp and the Ternopil region at the SIG meeting.

Finally, I would be remiss not to thank the countless volunteers >from the
Gesher Galicia ranks who assisted me and the other conference committee chairs
throughout the week. Without you, the conference could not have happened.

Eden Joachim
Pomona, NY
Acting Co-Coordinator, Gesher Galicia
geshergalicia@optonline.net


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Letter of Thanks #galicia

Eden Joachim <esjoachim@...>
 

Now that I've had some time to collect my thoughts and catch up on much
needed sleep, I want to thank Linda Cantor, a long time Gesher Galicia member,
and Hadassah Lipsius, the co-chairs of the recent 26th IAJGS International
Conference on Jewish Genealogy for an outstanding job in coordinating the best
conference ever held. Linda and Hadassah worked >from morning until night
the entire week of the conference and for several years leading up to it.
I want to acknowledge their unstinting efforts and let them know I appreciate
their hard work and giving up the rest of their lives to ensure a
spectacular eventfor everyone. I also thank all the other hardworking
Conference Committee Chairs. The Gesher Galicia discussion list received
numerous messages to this effect, but they were not able to be posted due to
JewishGen's discussion list regulations.

My appreciation and thanks also go to Gesher Galicia member Roni Seibel
Liebowitz, Registration Chair,and Gloria Berkenstat Freund, Programming Chair,
both of whom performed above and beyond the call of duty in making the conference
experience enjoyable and informative. All the volunteers who assisted
both Roni and Gloria also deserve our gratitude. Had it not been for
Roni, I would still be thinking about the centerpieces for the banquet tables!

Thanks to the Gesher Galicia Steering Committee for their help at the SIG
luncheon and SIG meeting. Special thanks to Pamela Weisberger for
arranging for the speakers at both events and planning the
agendas. You all make it so worthwhile.

I'd like to acknowledge these Gesher Galicia members who gave presentations
and / or led research group meetings at the conference, and who are all
experts in their fields:
Suzan Wynne, Mark Halpern, Joyce Field, Elise Friedman, Miriam Weiner,
Gayle Schlissel Riley, Logan Kleinwaks, Sheree Roth, Fay and Julian Bussgang,
Susana Leistner Bloch, Barbara Ellman, Pamela Weisberger, Phyllis Kramer,
Sharlene Kranz, Asher Bar-Zev, Harvey Kaplan, Judith Langer-Surnamer Caplan,
Bennett Greenspan, Marian Rubin , Carole Glick Feinberg and Freya Blitstein
Maslov and Seymour Maslov. I must also mention Stanley Diamond, Executive of
Jewish Records Indexing - Poland who makes it his mission to keep all
Galitzianers informed about indexing projects in order that they may grow
their family trees.

I can't forget Renee Steinig, conference listserve moderator extraordinaire.
She managed to maintain her cool during the many months preceding the conference
while responding to queries posted to the conference website and discussion
group. She should write a book, assisted by Roni, Hadassah and Linda.

Alexander Dunai travelled an unbelievable distance >from Lviv, Ukraine, to
appear at the conference and share his knowledge and experience with Galitzianers. My hat is off to you,
Alex, with admiration and respect for the hard work you do so that others can further their research.

If you attended the Galicia SIG luncheon you had the opportunity to hear
Daniel Mendelsohn's amazing story of search and remembrance. His tale is a
truly inspirational one, and his presentation was fluid and eloquent.
An exceptional speaker, he is also a mensch in the true sense of the word.

Rabbi Meir Wunder also appeared at the luncheon and shared his experiences
with us at the SIG meeting. He is a preeminent scholar of Galitzian Rabbis
and Jewry, and we were honored to have him join us in New York for the week.
We also thank member John Diener for his moving presentation about his trip
to the Belzec camp and the Ternopil region at the SIG meeting.

Finally, I would be remiss not to thank the countless volunteers >from the
Gesher Galicia ranks who assisted me and the other conference committee chairs
throughout the week. Without you, the conference could not have happened.

Eden Joachim
Pomona, NY
Acting Co-Coordinator, Gesher Galicia
geshergalicia@optonline.net


Vishnivchik BOF #general

Georgia Haken <gwhaken@...>
 

Three Genners have formed a Birds of a Feather group for Vishnivchik,
aka as Wisniewiec. We have compared our research names and have not
found any common relatives as yet. We hope that anyone who has
relatives >from that town would contact me to compare notes. Although
there were four communities that were once known as Wisniewiec, the
one that we are interested in is the one near Podgaytsy, aka
Podhajce, at 4914 2522 that was once part of Austria. I am always
glad to answer questions.
Georgia Haken, Danbury, Connecticut


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Vishnivchik BOF #general

Georgia Haken <gwhaken@...>
 

Three Genners have formed a Birds of a Feather group for Vishnivchik,
aka as Wisniewiec. We have compared our research names and have not
found any common relatives as yet. We hope that anyone who has
relatives >from that town would contact me to compare notes. Although
there were four communities that were once known as Wisniewiec, the
one that we are interested in is the one near Podgaytsy, aka
Podhajce, at 4914 2522 that was once part of Austria. I am always
glad to answer questions.
Georgia Haken, Danbury, Connecticut


Re: Canadian border crossing #general

Paul Silverstone
 

Can you describe the criteria for someone being listed in the border
crossing lists? I have found cards for various uncles and aunts, for
one crossing, but I know they crossed many times. I do not know if the
cards I found were the first time to cross, although I doubt it.
Why would they turn up at one time and not others?

Suzan & Ron Wynne wrote:
I noted the recent inquiry about the Canadian border crossing into the
US but didn't have time to compose a reply until now. I wrote an article
about this topic years ago and have consulted my notes to address some
of the essentials. The films of the index cover 1895 onward. The entries
for the earliest years are not well organized except by date. In about
1900, the filmed index began to be organized alphabetically. The cards
that were filmed will say if the person was 1) a Canadian resident or
citizen traveling temporarily, 2) a citizen of another country traveling
temporarily, or 3) an imigrant to the US.
--
Paul Silverstone
New York

www.paulsilverstone.com
Please reply to: paulh@aya.yale.edu


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Canadian border crossing #general

Paul Silverstone
 

Can you describe the criteria for someone being listed in the border
crossing lists? I have found cards for various uncles and aunts, for
one crossing, but I know they crossed many times. I do not know if the
cards I found were the first time to cross, although I doubt it.
Why would they turn up at one time and not others?

Suzan & Ron Wynne wrote:
I noted the recent inquiry about the Canadian border crossing into the
US but didn't have time to compose a reply until now. I wrote an article
about this topic years ago and have consulted my notes to address some
of the essentials. The films of the index cover 1895 onward. The entries
for the earliest years are not well organized except by date. In about
1900, the filmed index began to be organized alphabetically. The cards
that were filmed will say if the person was 1) a Canadian resident or
citizen traveling temporarily, 2) a citizen of another country traveling
temporarily, or 3) an imigrant to the US.
--
Paul Silverstone
New York

www.paulsilverstone.com
Please reply to: paulh@aya.yale.edu


Re: List ofJewish refugee ships from Europe to Haifa ca. 1947 #general

Paul Silverstone
 

I was wondering if anyone can point me in the direction of a list of the
Jewish Refugee ships that sailed >from Europe to Haifa, Israel circa 1947.
There were a few, and I am trying to pinpoint which one a relative might
have been on.

I have not been able to get much information online. I know of one ship,
the famous Exodus, but there were other ones, and I can't find out more than
what I found at the U.S. Holocaust Museum site. Perhaps I am going at it
wrong, would appreciate any help.

B Miller
--
Paul Silverstone
New York

www.paulsilverstone.com
Please reply to: paulh@aya.yale.edu


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: List ofJewish refugee ships from Europe to Haifa ca. 1947 #general

Paul Silverstone
 

I was wondering if anyone can point me in the direction of a list of the
Jewish Refugee ships that sailed >from Europe to Haifa, Israel circa 1947.
There were a few, and I am trying to pinpoint which one a relative might
have been on.

I have not been able to get much information online. I know of one ship,
the famous Exodus, but there were other ones, and I can't find out more than
what I found at the U.S. Holocaust Museum site. Perhaps I am going at it
wrong, would appreciate any help.

B Miller
--
Paul Silverstone
New York

www.paulsilverstone.com
Please reply to: paulh@aya.yale.edu


SIG Meeting at IAJGS Conference #austria-czech

Sally Goodman <sbgoody@...>
 

Re Sharla's message to the SIG below.

I attended that meeting and saw the meeting a little differently.
1. The primary topic of discussion was Vivian Kahn's explanation of the
relationship between a SIG and JewishGen and the responsibilites of each to
one another. Vivian did outline the functions of the volunteer positions as
Sharla mentioned in her message.

2. The attendees were anxious to "revitalize" the SIG and to see it thrive.
I found the 30 SIG members positive.

3. As I recall, and I hope I am correct on this, Logan Kleinwaks and Tom
Weiss volunteered to help on a project. There might have been another person
or two but I do not know their names. 20% of those in attendance volunteered
for something. That is a very good percentage.

4. If I understand the guidelines correctly, no project can be started
without JewishGen's approval. Once a project is approved, fundraising for
the project can begin and volunteers can be sought. It seems purposeless to
ask for volunteers when there is no project on the table. Once a project is
made known and the more than 700 SIG members are notified, volunteers will
come forward.

5. As Sharla said, we had many presentations and films relating to
Austria/Czech at the Conference; perhaps those who attended would write a
synopsis for the SIG members who did not attend. I know Celia Male would be
happy to coordinate this and send it out to the membership.

I am sure everyone joins me in thanking Sharla for her role as Coordinator
of the Austria-Czech SIG.

Sally Goodman
Palm Springs, CA
sbgoody@usa.net
========================================

Subject: SIG meeting at IAJGS conference
From: "Sharla Levine" <austriaczech@comcast.net>
Date: Tue, 29 Aug 2006 09:40:38 -0400
X-Message-Number: 2

At the annual meeting of the Austria-Czech SIG, held at the IAJGS conference
in New York, we had approximately 30 members in attendance. The primary
topic of discussion was getting volunteers, so that more projects can be
undertaken. Vivian Kahn, Vice President of JewishGen, Liaison to SIGs,
outlined the structure of the organization and explained the functions of
some of the volunteer positions. Numerous members suggested projects they
would like to see the SIG do, and a few people volunteered for SIG or
project
leadership positions.

The simplified explanation of the volunteer structure of the group is as
follows:
The SIG Coordinator oversees the entire SIG and represents us to JewishGen.
A Project Coordinator or Leader is in charge of a specific research project.
The Research Coordinator oversees all research projects and is the key
person to communicate with JewishGen staff regarding uploading information
to the JewishGen site.
Moderators read and approve messages to be posted to our discussion list,
according to JewishGen guidelines.
The Webmaster takes care of our SIG webpage. This job could be divided into
several components such as content, design, and HTML coding.

Here are the newest volunteers:
Randy Schoenberg will be the new SIG Coordinator.=20
Fritz Neubauer (Germany) will be our new Research Coordinator, with Sherry
Kisos (Israel) as assistant.
Vera Finberg will be the project leader for a new Yizkor Book project: the
Hugo Gold book on Bohemia.
We are still looking for additional volunteers to moderate our discussion
list and to work on the webpage.

I will be forwarding to Randy, Fritz, and Sherry a list of the other
projects
suggested or in the works, and they will be seeking volunteers for those
projects. I will also provide them with the (disappointingly short) list of
people who previously contacted me to volunteer.

One potential project that may be available to us very soon (it is being
negotiated by JewishGen) is the indexing of the Vienna Jewish community
(IKG) records microfilmed by the Family History Library. This will be a very
large project requiring many volunteers, but it will be of immeasurable
value to Jewish genealogists.

Those who attended the conference really seemed to appreciate the
presentations
related to our geographic area, and I encourage them to report to the list
about those sessions, so that everyone can learn >from one another.

Regards,
Sharla Levine
Austria-Czech SIG Coordinator (retiring)


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech SIG Meeting at IAJGS Conference #austria-czech

Sally Goodman <sbgoody@...>
 

Re Sharla's message to the SIG below.

I attended that meeting and saw the meeting a little differently.
1. The primary topic of discussion was Vivian Kahn's explanation of the
relationship between a SIG and JewishGen and the responsibilites of each to
one another. Vivian did outline the functions of the volunteer positions as
Sharla mentioned in her message.

2. The attendees were anxious to "revitalize" the SIG and to see it thrive.
I found the 30 SIG members positive.

3. As I recall, and I hope I am correct on this, Logan Kleinwaks and Tom
Weiss volunteered to help on a project. There might have been another person
or two but I do not know their names. 20% of those in attendance volunteered
for something. That is a very good percentage.

4. If I understand the guidelines correctly, no project can be started
without JewishGen's approval. Once a project is approved, fundraising for
the project can begin and volunteers can be sought. It seems purposeless to
ask for volunteers when there is no project on the table. Once a project is
made known and the more than 700 SIG members are notified, volunteers will
come forward.

5. As Sharla said, we had many presentations and films relating to
Austria/Czech at the Conference; perhaps those who attended would write a
synopsis for the SIG members who did not attend. I know Celia Male would be
happy to coordinate this and send it out to the membership.

I am sure everyone joins me in thanking Sharla for her role as Coordinator
of the Austria-Czech SIG.

Sally Goodman
Palm Springs, CA
sbgoody@usa.net
========================================

Subject: SIG meeting at IAJGS conference
From: "Sharla Levine" <austriaczech@comcast.net>
Date: Tue, 29 Aug 2006 09:40:38 -0400
X-Message-Number: 2

At the annual meeting of the Austria-Czech SIG, held at the IAJGS conference
in New York, we had approximately 30 members in attendance. The primary
topic of discussion was getting volunteers, so that more projects can be
undertaken. Vivian Kahn, Vice President of JewishGen, Liaison to SIGs,
outlined the structure of the organization and explained the functions of
some of the volunteer positions. Numerous members suggested projects they
would like to see the SIG do, and a few people volunteered for SIG or
project
leadership positions.

The simplified explanation of the volunteer structure of the group is as
follows:
The SIG Coordinator oversees the entire SIG and represents us to JewishGen.
A Project Coordinator or Leader is in charge of a specific research project.
The Research Coordinator oversees all research projects and is the key
person to communicate with JewishGen staff regarding uploading information
to the JewishGen site.
Moderators read and approve messages to be posted to our discussion list,
according to JewishGen guidelines.
The Webmaster takes care of our SIG webpage. This job could be divided into
several components such as content, design, and HTML coding.

Here are the newest volunteers:
Randy Schoenberg will be the new SIG Coordinator.=20
Fritz Neubauer (Germany) will be our new Research Coordinator, with Sherry
Kisos (Israel) as assistant.
Vera Finberg will be the project leader for a new Yizkor Book project: the
Hugo Gold book on Bohemia.
We are still looking for additional volunteers to moderate our discussion
list and to work on the webpage.

I will be forwarding to Randy, Fritz, and Sherry a list of the other
projects
suggested or in the works, and they will be seeking volunteers for those
projects. I will also provide them with the (disappointingly short) list of
people who previously contacted me to volunteer.

One potential project that may be available to us very soon (it is being
negotiated by JewishGen) is the indexing of the Vienna Jewish community
(IKG) records microfilmed by the Family History Library. This will be a very
large project requiring many volunteers, but it will be of immeasurable
value to Jewish genealogists.

Those who attended the conference really seemed to appreciate the
presentations
related to our geographic area, and I encourage them to report to the list
about those sessions, so that everyone can learn >from one another.

Regards,
Sharla Levine
Austria-Czech SIG Coordinator (retiring)


Henry Wellisch's IAJGS conference presentation #austria-czech

Harvey Finberg <hjfinberg@...>
 

My thanks to Henry Wellisch for his most interesting presentation
on Terezin and the video clips he showed >from the Nazi film "Der
Fuhrer Schenkt den Juden eine Stadt" at the IAJGS 2006 conference.
Henry's presentation with the photos, maps, documents (apartment
purchase agreement) and many statistics presented a vivid image of
life in the town. I had not realized that although 140,870 people
were deported to Terezin, the majority (101,745) arrived in 1942.
44,745 were deported to the east that year and 15,891 died in Terezin
still leaving 49,397 living in the town at the end of 1942 compared
to 7350 at the end of 1941. The film and photos do not give the
impression of just how crowded the conditions must have been. Henry's
statistical tables broke the deportations and ghetto population down
and let one easily see >from where the deportees came and how few
survived. Only 17,320 were left at Terezin when the war ended.

Vera Finberg
Fairfax, VA

BONDY - Dolni Mesto/Lipnice, Vienna
FLUSS - Pribsylav & Polna, Czech Republic
THIEBEN- Rousinov/Rakovnik, Czech Republic
KOHNER - Vseruby, Czech Republic/Budapest/Vienna
STIEDRY - Golcuv Jenikov, Czech Republic


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Henry Wellisch's IAJGS conference presentation #austria-czech

Harvey Finberg <hjfinberg@...>
 

My thanks to Henry Wellisch for his most interesting presentation
on Terezin and the video clips he showed >from the Nazi film "Der
Fuhrer Schenkt den Juden eine Stadt" at the IAJGS 2006 conference.
Henry's presentation with the photos, maps, documents (apartment
purchase agreement) and many statistics presented a vivid image of
life in the town. I had not realized that although 140,870 people
were deported to Terezin, the majority (101,745) arrived in 1942.
44,745 were deported to the east that year and 15,891 died in Terezin
still leaving 49,397 living in the town at the end of 1942 compared
to 7350 at the end of 1941. The film and photos do not give the
impression of just how crowded the conditions must have been. Henry's
statistical tables broke the deportations and ghetto population down
and let one easily see >from where the deportees came and how few
survived. Only 17,320 were left at Terezin when the war ended.

Vera Finberg
Fairfax, VA

BONDY - Dolni Mesto/Lipnice, Vienna
FLUSS - Pribsylav & Polna, Czech Republic
THIEBEN- Rousinov/Rakovnik, Czech Republic
KOHNER - Vseruby, Czech Republic/Budapest/Vienna
STIEDRY - Golcuv Jenikov, Czech Republic


SPIELMANN/ Vienna #austria-czech

Freddy Spielmann <FreddySpielmann@...>
 

Hello,

Who can help with the dates of birth of the wives? At a data exchange I am
very much interested!

date of the wedding/ husband/ wife

1872/ Hermann SPIELMANN/ Josefine recte Ester FRANZOS

1908/ Herschl Herman SPIELMANN/ Netti Anna JACOBI

1884/ Heinrich SPIELMANN/ Rosalia GLASER

1892/ Hermann SPIELMANN/ Josefine LUSTIG

1905/ Jacob SPIELMANN/ Rosalia FRIED

1901/ Johann SPIELMANN/ Olga STECKERL

1872/ Leopold SPIELMANN/ Josefa LEINKAUF

1909/ Berthold SPIELMANN/ Ida KRAUL

1884/ Abraham SPIELMANN/ Rachel recte Regina BRUENAUER

1867/ Leopold SPIELMANN/ Rosa HERRNFELD

bef. 1863/ Max SPIELMANN/ Rosa EKLER

bef. 1906/ Adolf SPIELMANN/ Hedwig OESTREICHER

bef. 1888/ Leopold SPIELMANN/ Flora WELWART

1894/ Doctor Phillip SPIELMANN/ Albine PFEFFER

1874/ Baruch Hirsch SPIELMANN/ Pessl Beile MEDON

1896/ Hugo SPIELMANN/ Selma FLEISCHER

1888/ Samuel SPIELMANN/ Rosalie FLEISSIG

bef. 1877/ Salomon SPIELMANN/ Fanny FREIBERGER

1901/ Josef SPIELMANN/ Hermine BLEDY

1901/ Doctor Isidor SPIELMANN/ Anna HIRSCH

1885/ Moritz SPIELMANN/ Katharina SILBERKNOPF

If you have any information please contact me privately:
freddyspielmann@web.de

Regards

F. Spielmann, Berlin/Germany


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech SPIELMANN/ Vienna #austria-czech

Freddy Spielmann <FreddySpielmann@...>
 

Hello,

Who can help with the dates of birth of the wives? At a data exchange I am
very much interested!

date of the wedding/ husband/ wife

1872/ Hermann SPIELMANN/ Josefine recte Ester FRANZOS

1908/ Herschl Herman SPIELMANN/ Netti Anna JACOBI

1884/ Heinrich SPIELMANN/ Rosalia GLASER

1892/ Hermann SPIELMANN/ Josefine LUSTIG

1905/ Jacob SPIELMANN/ Rosalia FRIED

1901/ Johann SPIELMANN/ Olga STECKERL

1872/ Leopold SPIELMANN/ Josefa LEINKAUF

1909/ Berthold SPIELMANN/ Ida KRAUL

1884/ Abraham SPIELMANN/ Rachel recte Regina BRUENAUER

1867/ Leopold SPIELMANN/ Rosa HERRNFELD

bef. 1863/ Max SPIELMANN/ Rosa EKLER

bef. 1906/ Adolf SPIELMANN/ Hedwig OESTREICHER

bef. 1888/ Leopold SPIELMANN/ Flora WELWART

1894/ Doctor Phillip SPIELMANN/ Albine PFEFFER

1874/ Baruch Hirsch SPIELMANN/ Pessl Beile MEDON

1896/ Hugo SPIELMANN/ Selma FLEISCHER

1888/ Samuel SPIELMANN/ Rosalie FLEISSIG

bef. 1877/ Salomon SPIELMANN/ Fanny FREIBERGER

1901/ Josef SPIELMANN/ Hermine BLEDY

1901/ Doctor Isidor SPIELMANN/ Anna HIRSCH

1885/ Moritz SPIELMANN/ Katharina SILBERKNOPF

If you have any information please contact me privately:
freddyspielmann@web.de

Regards

F. Spielmann, Berlin/Germany


Mt. Ararat Cemetery Searchable Datbase is now online #ciechanow #poland

Steven Lasky <steve725@...>
 

Greetings all,

As promised, I am notifying everyone that the fourth in a series of five new
searchable cemetery databases is now online. The cemetery is Mt. Ararat
Cemetery. It is located in Lindenhurst, Suffolk County, New York, though its
mailing address is in Farmingdale. The cemetery (founded in 1929, first
burial 1933) contains more than 45,000 burials but no society plots. This
means that using the www.jgsny.org database in order to locate a particular
landsmanshaft plot will not be useful for this cemetery.

You can search by first name, surname, date of death (not date of burial),
section number, range number, and lot number. The results for each
individual search are still limited to 200 entries and are displayed
alphabetically, e.g. if you just search using the surname COHEN, you will
get the first two hundred entries of a total of six-hundred and fifty COHEN
entries in their database. The first entry is Aaron COHEN, and the last is
Frieda COHEN. If you know no other pertinent information about the deceased
other than their first and last names, and use are looking for a COHEN whose
first name begins with a letter further down in the alphabet, you can use
their first name and surname to find who you're looking for. Or you can,
e.g, enter COHEN into the last name field, and then, plug in the letters J
through Z individually in the first name field, to find who you're looking
for.

The URL for the Mt. Ararat Cemetery site is www.mountararatcemetery.com .
The last in a series of five searchable cemetery databases will be for Mt.
Judah in Ridgewood, Queens, New York, though I wouldn't count on this site
being online for at least a couple of months. I will, of course, spread the
word once this database is online. I know of no other cemetery that has
plans to create a searchable database for their burials.

The first three searchable cemetery databases in this series that were
created are:
Mt. Hebron Cemetery (Flushing, Queens, New York):
www.mounthebroncemetery.com
Mt. Carmel Cemetery (Ridgewood, Queens, New York):
www.mountcarmelcemetery.com
Mt. Zion Cemetery (Maspeth, Queens, New York): www.mountzioncemetery.com
Also, another searchable cemetery database (but not part of this series):
Mt. Moriah Cemetery (Fairview, New Jersey):
www.mountmoriahcemeteryofnewjersey.org

Please remember that within the Cemetery Project section of my own website
(www.museumoffamilyhistory.com), there exists a cemetery directory, with
cemetery contact information, as well as nearly one-hundred maps of
forty-five cemeteries that are located in New York, New Jersey, South
Florida, Chicago, Los Angeles and Montreal. There is more than this, so you
should check the table of contents on the Site Map page for information on
other content that might be of interest to you.
Happy hunting!


Best,
Steve Lasky
New York
www.museumoffamilyhistory.com


More about the Mt. Ararat Cemetery searchable database #ciechanow #poland

Steven Lasky <steve725@...>
 

Greetings,

This is just a follow-up on my previous posting about the new searchable
database available on the new Mt. Ararat Cemetery
website(www.mountararatcemetery.com.) I just returned >from a short visit to
the cemetery in search of some answers, and I wanted to share them with you,
anticipating that questions regarding these matters will probably come up at
some point. Here we go:

1. Some of you will undoubtedly discover that there are dates of death
listed on this database >from as early as 1910. The office manager at Mt.
Ararat checked a few of these burial records for me, and he found that they
were, for the most part, reinterments >from other cemeteries. There is no
mention of this when you look at any of these burial listings, but now you
know. Also, even though the web site states that the first interment at the
Mt. Ararat was 1933, it was really 1931.

2. If you do a search just using the year of death of 1909, you will find
481 entries with the same date of death, 1/1/1910. You will also get the
same list of names if you do a search just using the year 1910. This
1/1/1910 date is the default setting and is not meant to indicate that the
person's date of death was 1/1/1910. Either the cemetery had no date of
death for these individuals in their computer before the data was uploaded
to the new website, and it defaulted to this same date, or there was some
other reason for it. Either way, if you happen to find a name of interest in
this database with a date of death of 1/1/1910, contact the cemetery for the
correct date. Again, you will find dates of death for a small number of
entries before 1931, but as I've said, these are most likely all
disinterments/reinterments.

3. Regarding planting, care, etc., there are no plants or vegetation (just
grass) on any of the graves in this cemetery, just shrubs, etc. in between
family headstones, on one or both sides of the stone. Also, there are no
individual matzevot (gravestones), i.e. the cemetery permits only family
headstones, one per family. So typically you will have one headstone with
the family surname(s) inscribed on it and, in the minority of cases, symbols
that indicate whether the deceased were Cohains, Levites or Israelites. You
will generally find footstones made of granite for each individual burial.
Because of the small size of these footstones, the information on them is
limited. You will find the deceased's first name, surname, dates of birth
(when available) and death, perhaps in only fifty-percent of the burials the
Hebrew name of the deceased and their father, and a few words, e.g. beloved
wife-devoted mother and grandmother. No other significant inscriptions per
se. Lastly, there are sections in this cemetery that don't even allow for a
family headstone, and you there you will find individual footstones only.

4. The cemetery says that they are not really "set up" for taking gravestone
photos. They will consider taking photos on an individual basis (no charge),
especially for those who already own plots.

5. So remember that you will find errors in this database, just like all the
others. Please give them plenty of time to work out the kinks.

I hope these notes will help those of you who have an interest in those who
are buried at Mt. Ararat Cemetery.


Best,
Steve Lasky
New York
www.museumoffamilyhistory.com


#Ciechanow #Poland Mt. Ararat Cemetery Searchable Datbase is now online #ciechanow #poland

Steven Lasky <steve725@...>
 

Greetings all,

As promised, I am notifying everyone that the fourth in a series of five new
searchable cemetery databases is now online. The cemetery is Mt. Ararat
Cemetery. It is located in Lindenhurst, Suffolk County, New York, though its
mailing address is in Farmingdale. The cemetery (founded in 1929, first
burial 1933) contains more than 45,000 burials but no society plots. This
means that using the www.jgsny.org database in order to locate a particular
landsmanshaft plot will not be useful for this cemetery.

You can search by first name, surname, date of death (not date of burial),
section number, range number, and lot number. The results for each
individual search are still limited to 200 entries and are displayed
alphabetically, e.g. if you just search using the surname COHEN, you will
get the first two hundred entries of a total of six-hundred and fifty COHEN
entries in their database. The first entry is Aaron COHEN, and the last is
Frieda COHEN. If you know no other pertinent information about the deceased
other than their first and last names, and use are looking for a COHEN whose
first name begins with a letter further down in the alphabet, you can use
their first name and surname to find who you're looking for. Or you can,
e.g, enter COHEN into the last name field, and then, plug in the letters J
through Z individually in the first name field, to find who you're looking
for.

The URL for the Mt. Ararat Cemetery site is www.mountararatcemetery.com .
The last in a series of five searchable cemetery databases will be for Mt.
Judah in Ridgewood, Queens, New York, though I wouldn't count on this site
being online for at least a couple of months. I will, of course, spread the
word once this database is online. I know of no other cemetery that has
plans to create a searchable database for their burials.

The first three searchable cemetery databases in this series that were
created are:
Mt. Hebron Cemetery (Flushing, Queens, New York):
www.mounthebroncemetery.com
Mt. Carmel Cemetery (Ridgewood, Queens, New York):
www.mountcarmelcemetery.com
Mt. Zion Cemetery (Maspeth, Queens, New York): www.mountzioncemetery.com
Also, another searchable cemetery database (but not part of this series):
Mt. Moriah Cemetery (Fairview, New Jersey):
www.mountmoriahcemeteryofnewjersey.org

Please remember that within the Cemetery Project section of my own website
(www.museumoffamilyhistory.com), there exists a cemetery directory, with
cemetery contact information, as well as nearly one-hundred maps of
forty-five cemeteries that are located in New York, New Jersey, South
Florida, Chicago, Los Angeles and Montreal. There is more than this, so you
should check the table of contents on the Site Map page for information on
other content that might be of interest to you.
Happy hunting!


Best,
Steve Lasky
New York
www.museumoffamilyhistory.com


#Ciechanow #Poland More about the Mt. Ararat Cemetery searchable database #ciechanow #poland

Steven Lasky <steve725@...>
 

Greetings,

This is just a follow-up on my previous posting about the new searchable
database available on the new Mt. Ararat Cemetery
website(www.mountararatcemetery.com.) I just returned >from a short visit to
the cemetery in search of some answers, and I wanted to share them with you,
anticipating that questions regarding these matters will probably come up at
some point. Here we go:

1. Some of you will undoubtedly discover that there are dates of death
listed on this database >from as early as 1910. The office manager at Mt.
Ararat checked a few of these burial records for me, and he found that they
were, for the most part, reinterments >from other cemeteries. There is no
mention of this when you look at any of these burial listings, but now you
know. Also, even though the web site states that the first interment at the
Mt. Ararat was 1933, it was really 1931.

2. If you do a search just using the year of death of 1909, you will find
481 entries with the same date of death, 1/1/1910. You will also get the
same list of names if you do a search just using the year 1910. This
1/1/1910 date is the default setting and is not meant to indicate that the
person's date of death was 1/1/1910. Either the cemetery had no date of
death for these individuals in their computer before the data was uploaded
to the new website, and it defaulted to this same date, or there was some
other reason for it. Either way, if you happen to find a name of interest in
this database with a date of death of 1/1/1910, contact the cemetery for the
correct date. Again, you will find dates of death for a small number of
entries before 1931, but as I've said, these are most likely all
disinterments/reinterments.

3. Regarding planting, care, etc., there are no plants or vegetation (just
grass) on any of the graves in this cemetery, just shrubs, etc. in between
family headstones, on one or both sides of the stone. Also, there are no
individual matzevot (gravestones), i.e. the cemetery permits only family
headstones, one per family. So typically you will have one headstone with
the family surname(s) inscribed on it and, in the minority of cases, symbols
that indicate whether the deceased were Cohains, Levites or Israelites. You
will generally find footstones made of granite for each individual burial.
Because of the small size of these footstones, the information on them is
limited. You will find the deceased's first name, surname, dates of birth
(when available) and death, perhaps in only fifty-percent of the burials the
Hebrew name of the deceased and their father, and a few words, e.g. beloved
wife-devoted mother and grandmother. No other significant inscriptions per
se. Lastly, there are sections in this cemetery that don't even allow for a
family headstone, and you there you will find individual footstones only.

4. The cemetery says that they are not really "set up" for taking gravestone
photos. They will consider taking photos on an individual basis (no charge),
especially for those who already own plots.

5. So remember that you will find errors in this database, just like all the
others. Please give them plenty of time to work out the kinks.

I hope these notes will help those of you who have an interest in those who
are buried at Mt. Ararat Cemetery.


Best,
Steve Lasky
New York
www.museumoffamilyhistory.com


Viewmate files - Certificates from JRI Poland - translation from Russian please #general

Michelle C <michelle30c@...>
 

Hello to all

I have recently received 5 files >from JRI Poland which are in Russian. If
anyone could translate them for me it would be really appreciated.

The files are as follows

VM8378 - Marriage between Czerniak and Grinbaum?
VM8379 - Birth Czerniak; VM8380 - Birth Czerniak
VM8381 - Death Czerniak; VM8382 - Birth Czerniak

If anyone can help can you please reply privately.

Many thanks

M.Chaffey (UK)

MODERATOR NOTE: The direct links are:
http://data.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/all/viewmateview.asp?key=8378
http://data.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/all/viewmateview.asp?key=8379
http://data.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/all/viewmateview.asp?key=8380
http://data.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/all/viewmateview.asp?key=8381
http://data.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/all/viewmateview.asp?key=8382


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Viewmate files - Certificates from JRI Poland - translation from Russian please #general

Michelle C <michelle30c@...>
 

Hello to all

I have recently received 5 files >from JRI Poland which are in Russian. If
anyone could translate them for me it would be really appreciated.

The files are as follows

VM8378 - Marriage between Czerniak and Grinbaum?
VM8379 - Birth Czerniak; VM8380 - Birth Czerniak
VM8381 - Death Czerniak; VM8382 - Birth Czerniak

If anyone can help can you please reply privately.

Many thanks

M.Chaffey (UK)

MODERATOR NOTE: The direct links are:
http://data.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/all/viewmateview.asp?key=8378
http://data.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/all/viewmateview.asp?key=8379
http://data.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/all/viewmateview.asp?key=8380
http://data.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/all/viewmateview.asp?key=8381
http://data.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/all/viewmateview.asp?key=8382