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Guide update Latvia #southafrica

Arlene Beare <arl@...>
 

The press release for my Updated Latvian Guide
has been issued by JGSGB. Proceeds of sale go to them.
Arlene Beare
UK

PRESS RELEASE
Jewish Ancestors?
A Guide to Jewish Genealogy
in Latvia & Estonia
ISBN: 0-9537669-9-3 (144 pages - paperback)
Price (in GB pounds): 6.75 (UK) - 8.95 (Overseas) prices include postage
Published by the Jewish Genealogical Society of Great Britain - June 2006
Written by Arlene Beare

DESCRIPTION
This is the eighth publication in the Jewish
Ancestors series published by the JGSGB. The
intention is to provide an insight into Jewish
genealogy in the former Russian Empire with
special reference to the laws governing Jews in
the Baltic countries of Latvia and Estonia.
Subjects include a brief history of Latvia,
information on archival research inside and
outside Latvia, conscription, emigration, the
Holocaust in Latvia including Rumbula memorial,
cemeteries, museums and libraries. The internet
section has been updated with useful URLs and
details of databases on the net. There is a short
guided tour of what Jewish sites to see when
visiting Riga and includes a number of maps and
coloured pictures. A listing of Jewish Firms in
Riga in 1891 has many names and addresses.

The Estonian section includes a short history of
the Country, archives and resources, Holocaust,
Jewish schools and education, bibliography and references.

The author, Arlene Beare, is a past Chairman of
the JGSGB Latvian Special Interest Group and Past
President of Jewishgen Latvia SIG. She is the
Latvia SIG's co-ordinator of the Jewishgen Latvia
Database and has extensive knowledge of research in this part of the world.

PAYMENT BY:
PayPal: via our web-site <http://www.jgsgb.org.uk/>www.jgsgb.org.uk
Credit Cards: Mastercard, Visa and Maestro only.
Cheques: with orders payable to Jewish Genealogical Society of Great Britain.
POST TO: JGSGB Publications, PO Box 180, St. Albans,
Herts. AL2 3WH. England. U.K.
E-mail: publications@jgsgb.org.uk


Re: BARUK Again #southafrica

Ann Rabinowitz <annrab@...>
 

Despite the fact that I had not found the name BARUK in a listing of
Amersterdam families >from 1669 - 1850, I did indeed find a record which
mentioned BARUK.

The record was found in the IGI, the International Genealogical Index
sponsored by the Mormons and which can be accessed on their site. You can
find it by going to:

http://www.familysearch.org/

What I found was a marriage record referenced for July 15, 1695, for a
Rebecca Baruk and an Isaac Sarfattim, who married in Amersterdam. No
further info was given.

So, now there is a Jewish Dutch record with a family named Baruk. Moves
closer to considering that the family in England with that name is quite
possibly Jewish too, especially since the father spoke Dutch.

Ann Rabinowitz
annrab@bellsouth.net


South Africa SIG #SouthAfrica Guide update Latvia #southafrica

Arlene Beare <arl@...>
 

The press release for my Updated Latvian Guide
has been issued by JGSGB. Proceeds of sale go to them.
Arlene Beare
UK

PRESS RELEASE
Jewish Ancestors?
A Guide to Jewish Genealogy
in Latvia & Estonia
ISBN: 0-9537669-9-3 (144 pages - paperback)
Price (in GB pounds): 6.75 (UK) - 8.95 (Overseas) prices include postage
Published by the Jewish Genealogical Society of Great Britain - June 2006
Written by Arlene Beare

DESCRIPTION
This is the eighth publication in the Jewish
Ancestors series published by the JGSGB. The
intention is to provide an insight into Jewish
genealogy in the former Russian Empire with
special reference to the laws governing Jews in
the Baltic countries of Latvia and Estonia.
Subjects include a brief history of Latvia,
information on archival research inside and
outside Latvia, conscription, emigration, the
Holocaust in Latvia including Rumbula memorial,
cemeteries, museums and libraries. The internet
section has been updated with useful URLs and
details of databases on the net. There is a short
guided tour of what Jewish sites to see when
visiting Riga and includes a number of maps and
coloured pictures. A listing of Jewish Firms in
Riga in 1891 has many names and addresses.

The Estonian section includes a short history of
the Country, archives and resources, Holocaust,
Jewish schools and education, bibliography and references.

The author, Arlene Beare, is a past Chairman of
the JGSGB Latvian Special Interest Group and Past
President of Jewishgen Latvia SIG. She is the
Latvia SIG's co-ordinator of the Jewishgen Latvia
Database and has extensive knowledge of research in this part of the world.

PAYMENT BY:
PayPal: via our web-site <http://www.jgsgb.org.uk/>www.jgsgb.org.uk
Credit Cards: Mastercard, Visa and Maestro only.
Cheques: with orders payable to Jewish Genealogical Society of Great Britain.
POST TO: JGSGB Publications, PO Box 180, St. Albans,
Herts. AL2 3WH. England. U.K.
E-mail: publications@jgsgb.org.uk


South Africa SIG #SouthAfrica RE: BARUK Again #southafrica

Ann Rabinowitz <annrab@...>
 

Despite the fact that I had not found the name BARUK in a listing of
Amersterdam families >from 1669 - 1850, I did indeed find a record which
mentioned BARUK.

The record was found in the IGI, the International Genealogical Index
sponsored by the Mormons and which can be accessed on their site. You can
find it by going to:

http://www.familysearch.org/

What I found was a marriage record referenced for July 15, 1695, for a
Rebecca Baruk and an Isaac Sarfattim, who married in Amersterdam. No
further info was given.

So, now there is a Jewish Dutch record with a family named Baruk. Moves
closer to considering that the family in England with that name is quite
possibly Jewish too, especially since the father spoke Dutch.

Ann Rabinowitz
annrab@bellsouth.net


guide in Krakow #poland

Deborah Wiener
 

Some close friends will be in Krakow next week for a day. can anyone
recommend a guide?

thanks
Debbie wiener, Melbourne
dwiener@tpg.com.au

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please send any recommendations for guides privately.


JRI Poland #Poland guide in Krakow #poland

Deborah Wiener
 

Some close friends will be in Krakow next week for a day. can anyone
recommend a guide?

thanks
Debbie wiener, Melbourne
dwiener@tpg.com.au

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please send any recommendations for guides privately.


cemetery book purchase #courland #latvia

Arlene Beare <arl@...>
 

Re: Latvian cemetery book

Contact the author Meyer Melers at the Email address of the Museum

ebreji.latvija@apollo.lv

He will let you know what you need to do to purchase the cemetery book.
Arlene Beare
UK


Galicia #poland

Suzan & Ron Wynne <srwynne@...>
 

I haven't been participating in this discussion group for long but I have
observed that a substantial number of participants appear unaware of the
Galicia SIG discussion group, part of JewishGen. I would strongly
suggest that those with roots in Galicia, which was part of the
Austro-Hungarian Empire >from 1772-1918, consider also joining the Galicia
SIG discussion group, as well as Gesher Galicia, the SIG, itself. The
Galicia SIG discussion group reaches a few thousand people with a specific
interest in Galicia. Folks are likely to find out relevant information about
the town and even find others with information about their families.

Suzan Wynne
Kensington, MD
founder of Gesher Galicia and author of "The Galitzianers: The Jews of
Galicia, 1772-1918"


Courland SIG #Courland #Latvia cemetery book purchase #courland #latvia

Arlene Beare <arl@...>
 

Re: Latvian cemetery book

Contact the author Meyer Melers at the Email address of the Museum

ebreji.latvija@apollo.lv

He will let you know what you need to do to purchase the cemetery book.
Arlene Beare
UK


JRI Poland #Poland Galicia #poland

Suzan & Ron Wynne <srwynne@...>
 

I haven't been participating in this discussion group for long but I have
observed that a substantial number of participants appear unaware of the
Galicia SIG discussion group, part of JewishGen. I would strongly
suggest that those with roots in Galicia, which was part of the
Austro-Hungarian Empire >from 1772-1918, consider also joining the Galicia
SIG discussion group, as well as Gesher Galicia, the SIG, itself. The
Galicia SIG discussion group reaches a few thousand people with a specific
interest in Galicia. Folks are likely to find out relevant information about
the town and even find others with information about their families.

Suzan Wynne
Kensington, MD
founder of Gesher Galicia and author of "The Galitzianers: The Jews of
Galicia, 1772-1918"


Re: Tarnow Schools Project Announcement #galicia

Sharon Brown
 

This project is a very exciting one. I see in the
shtetl list the town name of Staszow. Will there be
any of the nearby communities >from that area included
in the project? Namely, Osiek, Klimontow, Bogoria,
and others.

Sharon Brown
sharonb2468@yahoo.com

BRAUM / BRAUN / BROWN /GASSE– Osiek (Oshik)
BLACKSTEIN / BLACKSTONE / BLACHSZTAJN – Staszow (also
Utica and upstate New York)
WACHSMAN – Osiek, Staszow
APPELBAUM / EPELBAUM – Klimontow
TAITELBAUM / TAJTELBAUM – Ostrowiec, Cmielow
GOLDWASER – Klimontow and Bogoria
FLYASHMAN – Ostrowiec, Cmielow
RAICHMAN / SMITH – Osiek, Klimontow
VILLIERS: England (London)
MILLER: England (Willesden)
BLACKSTEIN / SMITH / RICHMAN / LERMAN: Portland, ME,
Boston, MA, New York City and State
WEISMAN / FREEMAN / BARNOY: Israel
APPELBAUM / EPELBAUM / TAITELBAUM / TAJTELBAUM:
Argentina (Buenos Aires), Brazil (Rio de Janiero)

sharonb2468@yahoo.com


JRI Poland #Poland Re:Tarnow Schools Project Announcement #poland

Sharon Brown
 

This project is a very exciting one. I see in the
shtetl list the town name of Staszow. Will there be
any of the nearby communities >from that area included
in the project? Namely, Osiek, Klimontow, Bogoria,
and others.

Sharon Brown
sharonb2468@yahoo.com

BRAUM / BRAUN / BROWN /GASSE– Osiek (Oshik)
BLACKSTEIN / BLACKSTONE / BLACHSZTAJN – Staszow (also
Utica and upstate New York)
WACHSMAN – Osiek, Staszow
APPELBAUM / EPELBAUM – Klimontow
TAITELBAUM / TAJTELBAUM – Ostrowiec, Cmielow
GOLDWASER – Klimontow and Bogoria
FLYASHMAN – Ostrowiec, Cmielow
RAICHMAN / SMITH – Osiek, Klimontow
VILLIERS: England (London)
MILLER: England (Willesden)
BLACKSTEIN / SMITH / RICHMAN / LERMAN: Portland, ME,
Boston, MA, New York City and State
WEISMAN / FREEMAN / BARNOY: Israel
APPELBAUM / EPELBAUM / TAITELBAUM / TAJTELBAUM:
Argentina (Buenos Aires), Brazil (Rio de Janiero)

sharonb2468@yahoo.com


JRI-Poland AGAD Project -- New Registers Available for Indexing: Part II #poland

Mark Halpern
 

It was a few days ago that I announced the availability at AGAD of new
registers for 42 eastern Galician towns. At that time, I said: "If you
are interested in the Galician towns of Jaworow, Kosow, Lwow, Tartakow,
Zniesienie, and Zolkiew, please stay tuned to this forum for a message
about the projects to index these records."

Amongst the 42 town registers were 1901-04 B, 1877-1905 M for Jaworow,
1899-1905 M for Kosow, 1904-05 BMD for Lwow, 1904-05 BMD for Tartakow,
1904-05 BMD for Zniesienie, and 1904-05 BMD for Zolkiew.

For these towns, there are still many earlier records that have not been
indexed. This is due to the lack of funding to carry out the indexing.

Jaworow
~~~~~~~
Available records: 1848~1905 B, 1861~1905 M, 1842~1903 D
Indexed and Online: none
Estimated Cost to index: $5,500
Contributions to date: $1,075

Kosow
~~~~~~
Available records: 1868~1900 B, 1877~1905 M, 1877~1903 D
Indexed and Online: none
Estimated Cost to index: $2,600
Contributions to date: $304

Lwow
~~~~~~~
Available records: 1863~1905 B, 1870~1905 M, 1864~1905 D
Indexed and Online: 1877-1899 B, 1870-1899 M
Estimated Cost to index remaining records: $18,000
Contributions to date: $3,510

Tartakow
~~~~~~~
Available records: 1858~1905 B, 1845~1904 M, 1877~1905 D
Indexed and Online: 1858-1897 B, 1845~1876 M
Estimated Cost to index remaining records: $875
Contributions to date: $0

Zniesienie
~~~~~~~
Available records: 1871~1905 B, 1872~1905 M, 1877~1905 D
Indexed and Online: none
Estimated Cost to index remaining records: $3,500
Contributions to date: $225

Zolkiew
~~~~~~~
Available records: 1853~1905 B, 1815~1905 M, 1870~1905 D
Indexed and Online: none
Estimated Cost to index remaining records: $4,300
Contributions to date: $530

These are towns that desperately need your generous support. Lwow should
be especially interesting to all of you, as many family branches from
all over Galicia moved to Lwow at some point in the late 19th Century.
Also, Zniesienie is an interesting town. Only about 2 miles >from Lwow,
all Jewish vital records for smaller towns near Lwow registered their
vital events in Zniesienie.

If you are interested in seeing any of these AGAD town registers indexed
and the resultant indices added to the JRI- Poland database, please give
generously to your town's project. Instructions on how to contribute can
be found at http://www.jri-poland.org/visa.htm. Please just identify
that you contribution is for the AGAD-"your town" project.

If you have any questions, please contact me privately at
mark@halpern.com.

Mark Halpern
AGAD Archive Coordinator


Re: Zucker and Herman Rock Store #poland

Alexander Sharon
 

Additional Data to Mary Zucker mail:
1891 Galicia Business Directory at:

http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Poland/galicia1891.htm

Zucker Nuta, Delicatessen owner in Krosno (town near Jaslo, 15 miles
distance)
Zucker Samuel, Majdan Gorny, Brewery
Zajaczkowski Josef, Photography, Jaslo and Rzeszow

Alexander Sharon
Calgary, Canada


JRI Poland #Poland JRI-Poland AGAD Project -- New Registers Available for Indexing: Part II #poland

Mark Halpern
 

It was a few days ago that I announced the availability at AGAD of new
registers for 42 eastern Galician towns. At that time, I said: "If you
are interested in the Galician towns of Jaworow, Kosow, Lwow, Tartakow,
Zniesienie, and Zolkiew, please stay tuned to this forum for a message
about the projects to index these records."

Amongst the 42 town registers were 1901-04 B, 1877-1905 M for Jaworow,
1899-1905 M for Kosow, 1904-05 BMD for Lwow, 1904-05 BMD for Tartakow,
1904-05 BMD for Zniesienie, and 1904-05 BMD for Zolkiew.

For these towns, there are still many earlier records that have not been
indexed. This is due to the lack of funding to carry out the indexing.

Jaworow
~~~~~~~
Available records: 1848~1905 B, 1861~1905 M, 1842~1903 D
Indexed and Online: none
Estimated Cost to index: $5,500
Contributions to date: $1,075

Kosow
~~~~~~
Available records: 1868~1900 B, 1877~1905 M, 1877~1903 D
Indexed and Online: none
Estimated Cost to index: $2,600
Contributions to date: $304

Lwow
~~~~~~~
Available records: 1863~1905 B, 1870~1905 M, 1864~1905 D
Indexed and Online: 1877-1899 B, 1870-1899 M
Estimated Cost to index remaining records: $18,000
Contributions to date: $3,510

Tartakow
~~~~~~~
Available records: 1858~1905 B, 1845~1904 M, 1877~1905 D
Indexed and Online: 1858-1897 B, 1845~1876 M
Estimated Cost to index remaining records: $875
Contributions to date: $0

Zniesienie
~~~~~~~
Available records: 1871~1905 B, 1872~1905 M, 1877~1905 D
Indexed and Online: none
Estimated Cost to index remaining records: $3,500
Contributions to date: $225

Zolkiew
~~~~~~~
Available records: 1853~1905 B, 1815~1905 M, 1870~1905 D
Indexed and Online: none
Estimated Cost to index remaining records: $4,300
Contributions to date: $530

These are towns that desperately need your generous support. Lwow should
be especially interesting to all of you, as many family branches from
all over Galicia moved to Lwow at some point in the late 19th Century.
Also, Zniesienie is an interesting town. Only about 2 miles >from Lwow,
all Jewish vital records for smaller towns near Lwow registered their
vital events in Zniesienie.

If you are interested in seeing any of these AGAD town registers indexed
and the resultant indices added to the JRI- Poland database, please give
generously to your town's project. Instructions on how to contribute can
be found at http://www.jri-poland.org/visa.htm. Please just identify
that you contribution is for the AGAD-"your town" project.

If you have any questions, please contact me privately at
mark@halpern.com.

Mark Halpern
AGAD Archive Coordinator


JRI Poland #Poland Re: Zucker and Herman Rock Store #poland

Alexander Sharon
 

Additional Data to Mary Zucker mail:
1891 Galicia Business Directory at:

http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Poland/galicia1891.htm

Zucker Nuta, Delicatessen owner in Krosno (town near Jaslo, 15 miles
distance)
Zucker Samuel, Majdan Gorny, Brewery
Zajaczkowski Josef, Photography, Jaslo and Rzeszow

Alexander Sharon
Calgary, Canada


Galician records mystery - Jewish Records Indexing - Poland needs your assistance! #galicia

Howard Fink <HowGen@...>
 

This mystery is related to the records of Tarnow and nearby towns.
We need your help to determine which town some records (indices)
are actually for.

Several years ago, JRI-Poland purchased a large number of index
pages for the town of Tarnow >from the Polish State Archives. These
were >from 'index registers' - not registers with both records and
index pages.

This data was put online about 18 months ago and consisted of:

Sygnatura Quantity Type Years
USC.T.15 3250 Birth 1868-1877
USC.T.16 454 Birth 1850-1888 (plus a small number thru 1897)
USC.T.17 5677 Birth 1877-1888
USC.T.24 3614 Marriage 1877-1899
USC.T.35 2646 Death 1877-1899 (plus a small number thru 1942)
USC.T.36 7293 Death 1877-1899

When orders for copies of records started to arrive (for these
"Tarnow" records) we realized that something was wrong. The records
referred to in the index registers for Sygnaturas 15 and 35 did not
correspond to those in the actual record registers. We immediately
reported the problem to the Tarnow archives.

The Tarnow archives reported that these index volumes were clearly
marked "Miasta Tarnow" (Tarnow Town). At that point we set out to
solve the mystery - which town are these index volumes really for.
There are a very small number of comments in this index file, and
they do refer to Tarnow.

The indices were sent to other nearby branches of the PSA and they
were asked to check them against Jewish record registers >from towns
in their holdings. This has been a slow process, and the
unfortunate result is that none matched.

The records >from Sygnatura 35 have been removed >from our online
database, and we hope to remove those >from Sygnatura 15 soon.

So, we are offering the indices >from these two Sygnaturas to all
researchers without obligation and asking them to help solve the
mystery. Unless the correct town is identified there will be no way
to associate these indices with actual records.

Researchers with an interest in any town in the former western
Galicia, and particularly those in the region of Tarnow, Krakow,
Bochnia, Zabno, Nowy Sacz, etc., are invited to download the Excel
file with all the unknown indices. We hope that one or more
researchers will spot specific records that they know are for their
family and thus identify the town.

The file also contains a list of surnames, sorted both
alphabetically and by frequency. The most frequent surnames in this
file are:
KEMPLER
WOLF
GOLDBERG
KALFUS
GROSS
KATZ
FORSCHER
SCHÖN
TRAURIG
HOROWITZ
APTER
BERKOWICZ
KLAPHOLZ
STEIN
TERKEL
WEISS
FELD
FRIEDMAN
FUCHS
LOWI
MANTEL
NEBENZAHL
OCHS

The Excel file may be downloaded from:
http://www.jri-poland.org/TarnowMystery.xls

Please pass this message to all your co-researchers >from the area.

Thank you,

Howard Fink
Tarnow Archive Coordinator
Jewish Records Indexing - Poland


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Galician records mystery - Jewish Records Indexing - Poland needs your assistance! #galicia

Howard Fink <HowGen@...>
 

This mystery is related to the records of Tarnow and nearby towns.
We need your help to determine which town some records (indices)
are actually for.

Several years ago, JRI-Poland purchased a large number of index
pages for the town of Tarnow >from the Polish State Archives. These
were >from 'index registers' - not registers with both records and
index pages.

This data was put online about 18 months ago and consisted of:

Sygnatura Quantity Type Years
USC.T.15 3250 Birth 1868-1877
USC.T.16 454 Birth 1850-1888 (plus a small number thru 1897)
USC.T.17 5677 Birth 1877-1888
USC.T.24 3614 Marriage 1877-1899
USC.T.35 2646 Death 1877-1899 (plus a small number thru 1942)
USC.T.36 7293 Death 1877-1899

When orders for copies of records started to arrive (for these
"Tarnow" records) we realized that something was wrong. The records
referred to in the index registers for Sygnaturas 15 and 35 did not
correspond to those in the actual record registers. We immediately
reported the problem to the Tarnow archives.

The Tarnow archives reported that these index volumes were clearly
marked "Miasta Tarnow" (Tarnow Town). At that point we set out to
solve the mystery - which town are these index volumes really for.
There are a very small number of comments in this index file, and
they do refer to Tarnow.

The indices were sent to other nearby branches of the PSA and they
were asked to check them against Jewish record registers >from towns
in their holdings. This has been a slow process, and the
unfortunate result is that none matched.

The records >from Sygnatura 35 have been removed >from our online
database, and we hope to remove those >from Sygnatura 15 soon.

So, we are offering the indices >from these two Sygnaturas to all
researchers without obligation and asking them to help solve the
mystery. Unless the correct town is identified there will be no way
to associate these indices with actual records.

Researchers with an interest in any town in the former western
Galicia, and particularly those in the region of Tarnow, Krakow,
Bochnia, Zabno, Nowy Sacz, etc., are invited to download the Excel
file with all the unknown indices. We hope that one or more
researchers will spot specific records that they know are for their
family and thus identify the town.

The file also contains a list of surnames, sorted both
alphabetically and by frequency. The most frequent surnames in this
file are:
KEMPLER
WOLF
GOLDBERG
KALFUS
GROSS
KATZ
FORSCHER
SCHÖN
TRAURIG
HOROWITZ
APTER
BERKOWICZ
KLAPHOLZ
STEIN
TERKEL
WEISS
FELD
FRIEDMAN
FUCHS
LOWI
MANTEL
NEBENZAHL
OCHS

The Excel file may be downloaded from:
http://www.jri-poland.org/TarnowMystery.xls

Please pass this message to all your co-researchers >from the area.

Thank you,

Howard Fink
Tarnow Archive Coordinator
Jewish Records Indexing - Poland


migrating without a passport #galicia

Binnieyeates@...
 

Hi, Genners,

The family story I grew up with was that my gfather made it >from Zborow to
England at the very beginning of the 20th century without a passport. Anyone
have any ideas / information as to how he could have managed it? I'm writing a
history of the family, and it's really a very important piece of the story,
so I'd be so grateful for your thoughts on this.

Binnie Yeates
Hove, UK


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia migrating without a passport #galicia

Binnieyeates@...
 

Hi, Genners,

The family story I grew up with was that my gfather made it >from Zborow to
England at the very beginning of the 20th century without a passport. Anyone
have any ideas / information as to how he could have managed it? I'm writing a
history of the family, and it's really a very important piece of the story,
so I'd be so grateful for your thoughts on this.

Binnie Yeates
Hove, UK