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Re: Russian revision lists for Bialystok, Bielsk and Sokolka #poland

Bialystoker
 

Dear BIALYGenners:

Mark Gordon described his experience with the State Archives of Belarus
in Grodno. Although I have never had any research perfomed by the
Archive, I have heard many stories about people receiving some good
information, but still feeling that more information was available.
I also recall that all these people never received copies of the actual
records.

A few years ago, I wrote to the Grodno Archive asking what information
was available for one of my ancestral towns east of Bialystok. I did
not send in the required $80 research fee and, not surprisingly,
received no reply.

When BIALYGen was started, we came to an agreement with the then leader
of Belarus SIG to coordinate all Grodno research with them. This
cooperation was rewarded with the extraction of remaining fragments of
the 1897 All Russian Census for all Grodno Uyezds. We were very pleased
and continued to discuss our desire to index/extract information from
the Revision Lists housed at the Grodno Archive.

Then earlier this year, the founder and coordinator of Belarus SIG
retired. At this time, there is no leader/coordinator of the Belarus
SIG. BIALYGen is now looking for a private researcher who is willing to
index some of the Revision lists held at the Grodno Archive. If anyone
knows of such a person, please email me privately.

Mark Halpern
BIALYGen Coordinator

----- Original Message -----
Joan Goldstein inquired yesterday about Russian revision lists for
Bialystok, Bielsk and Sokolka uyezds in the Belarus Archives.

Nine years ago, in response to a written letter to the Archives, I
received
an extract typed in Russian (not a copy) of a family listing in the 1855
Census of Jewish residents for Bielsk Podlaski. This was a very useful
record, since it expanded my Chrabolowski (changed to Gordon) ancestry
back
two more generations to about 1765. The Archives noted that this was
the
only record in their collection for my family -- a statement that seemed
unlikely to be accurate.

Mark Gordon
Maplewood, NJ, USA


BialyGen: Bialystok Region #Bialystok #Poland Re: Russian revision lists for Bialystok, Bielsk and Sokolka #poland

Bialystoker
 

Dear BIALYGenners:

Mark Gordon described his experience with the State Archives of Belarus
in Grodno. Although I have never had any research perfomed by the
Archive, I have heard many stories about people receiving some good
information, but still feeling that more information was available.
I also recall that all these people never received copies of the actual
records.

A few years ago, I wrote to the Grodno Archive asking what information
was available for one of my ancestral towns east of Bialystok. I did
not send in the required $80 research fee and, not surprisingly,
received no reply.

When BIALYGen was started, we came to an agreement with the then leader
of Belarus SIG to coordinate all Grodno research with them. This
cooperation was rewarded with the extraction of remaining fragments of
the 1897 All Russian Census for all Grodno Uyezds. We were very pleased
and continued to discuss our desire to index/extract information from
the Revision Lists housed at the Grodno Archive.

Then earlier this year, the founder and coordinator of Belarus SIG
retired. At this time, there is no leader/coordinator of the Belarus
SIG. BIALYGen is now looking for a private researcher who is willing to
index some of the Revision lists held at the Grodno Archive. If anyone
knows of such a person, please email me privately.

Mark Halpern
BIALYGen Coordinator

----- Original Message -----
Joan Goldstein inquired yesterday about Russian revision lists for
Bialystok, Bielsk and Sokolka uyezds in the Belarus Archives.

Nine years ago, in response to a written letter to the Archives, I
received
an extract typed in Russian (not a copy) of a family listing in the 1855
Census of Jewish residents for Bielsk Podlaski. This was a very useful
record, since it expanded my Chrabolowski (changed to Gordon) ancestry
back
two more generations to about 1765. The Archives noted that this was
the
only record in their collection for my family -- a statement that seemed
unlikely to be accurate.

Mark Gordon
Maplewood, NJ, USA


The town of Slipia?? #poland

Judith GOLDSTEIN <parant3@...>
 

Need help - my cousin tells me our family was >from Slipia which is
somewhere near Lodz. I have looked at maps - I can find Sliepia( there
are a couple of these with a second name attached) or Slupia which I don't
think is in the right place. She also told me that, in Israel, she found
it listed as Slipia Nuevo.

Has anyone hear of Slipia or can you clarify?

Thanks very much

Judy Goldstein
Toronto ON


JRI Poland #Poland The town of Slipia?? #poland

Judith GOLDSTEIN <parant3@...>
 

Need help - my cousin tells me our family was >from Slipia which is
somewhere near Lodz. I have looked at maps - I can find Sliepia( there
are a couple of these with a second name attached) or Slupia which I don't
think is in the right place. She also told me that, in Israel, she found
it listed as Slipia Nuevo.

Has anyone hear of Slipia or can you clarify?

Thanks very much

Judy Goldstein
Toronto ON


Ben Bernanke-Roots #poland

Abuwasta Abuwasta
 

Dear Galitzianers and other researchers,
The new Chairman of Federal Reserve bears a surname
which sounds Galitzian.

Without infringing into his privacy which should be
respected I wonder where are they >from and when did
they reach the US?

Jacob Rosen
Jerusalem

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JRI Poland #Poland Ben Bernanke-Roots #poland

Abuwasta Abuwasta
 

Dear Galitzianers and other researchers,
The new Chairman of Federal Reserve bears a surname
which sounds Galitzian.

Without infringing into his privacy which should be
respected I wonder where are they >from and when did
they reach the US?

Jacob Rosen
Jerusalem

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately.



__________________________________
Yahoo! Mail - PC Magazine Editors' Choice 2005
http://mail.yahoo.com


Lublin Area Update #poland

RobinnM@...
 

Dear fellow researchers:

It's been a busy year for Jewish Records Indexing - Poland, and a long
time since I've provided you with an update on the Lublin Area projects.
Here is a summary of where we are on the project to create an index of all
towns with Jewish vital records kept in the Lublin Branch of the Polish
State Archives.

We have raised over $28,000 which has paid for projects in 35 towns.
The Zamosc PSA project overlaps the Lublin PSA project, which means that
another 25 towns have had projects that are almost completed. Therefore,
60 towns in the Lublin area have now been at least partly indexed through
JRI-Poland PSA projects! Incredible!

1) I've updated the Lublin Area Surname Spreadsheet which shows the number
of occurrences of each surname in each town which have completed PSA
projects. Reviewing this EXCEL spreadsheet may give you an idea of
additional towns to search your family names in. The spreadsheet also
indicates which of this information is on-line on the JRI-Poland database,
and which projects are not yet fully funded. I'm happy to send you the
spreadsheet if you write me and ask for it. Please mention the what town
you are primarily interested in. It may help me to help you a bit further.

2) We have seven projects for which we have recently retrieved additional
late 19th century data >from Poland, and which will be added to the
JRI-Poland database when we raise the funds to pay for their development.
If you are interested in supporting one of the following projects, please
contact me immediately. Each town (except Krasnik) has a qualifying
amount of $100, which means that donations of any size are greatly
appreciated, but if you can make a donation of $100 or more to JRI-Poland
for one of these towns ($50 for Krasnik), you would be eligible to receive
your own copy of the spreadsheet data once you sign a database sharing
agreement. The towns and the amount of money we need to raise are:

Biskupice (Target: $550)
Josefow nad Wisla (Target:$900)
Kock (Target: $950)
Krasnik (Target: $600)
Kurow (Target: $1050, Raised $550 so far)
Pulawy (Target: $1000, Raised $800 so far)
Terespol (Target: $1350)

3) There are many Lublin Shtetl CO-OP projects in process. Some are
still waiting for volunteers to step forward and type or proofread other
typists' work. Some are waiting for volunteers who can read Russian
Cyrillic. Still others need proofreading. If you are able to lead a
new project, please contact me immediately, as there are volunteer
waiting for me to organize them, and I've been too busy to be responsive.
Project coordinators would be greatly appreciated!

4) In addition, there are still 6 or 7 Lublin area towns which do not
have Shtetl CO-OP Projects. If you are interested in one of the
following towns, please contact me:

Glusk
Janow Podlaski
Janowiec
Kamionka
Lubartow
Zaklikow

There are many other Lublin area projects in the works. I didn't want to
make this note any longer, but if you have an interest in a Lublin area
town that I have not mentioned, please contact me if you'd like an update.

Again, please remember that if you'd like a copy of the new Lublin Area
Surname Frequency Spreadsheet, just contact me. Please remember to tell
me what towns and surnames you're interested in. I'm happy to help you
as much as time allows me to.

Very best wishes for the New Year!

Robinn Magid
Kensington, California
Lublin Archives Project Coordinator
Jewish Records Indexing - Poland

RobinnM@...


JRI Poland #Poland Lublin Area Update #poland

RobinnM@...
 

Dear fellow researchers:

It's been a busy year for Jewish Records Indexing - Poland, and a long
time since I've provided you with an update on the Lublin Area projects.
Here is a summary of where we are on the project to create an index of all
towns with Jewish vital records kept in the Lublin Branch of the Polish
State Archives.

We have raised over $28,000 which has paid for projects in 35 towns.
The Zamosc PSA project overlaps the Lublin PSA project, which means that
another 25 towns have had projects that are almost completed. Therefore,
60 towns in the Lublin area have now been at least partly indexed through
JRI-Poland PSA projects! Incredible!

1) I've updated the Lublin Area Surname Spreadsheet which shows the number
of occurrences of each surname in each town which have completed PSA
projects. Reviewing this EXCEL spreadsheet may give you an idea of
additional towns to search your family names in. The spreadsheet also
indicates which of this information is on-line on the JRI-Poland database,
and which projects are not yet fully funded. I'm happy to send you the
spreadsheet if you write me and ask for it. Please mention the what town
you are primarily interested in. It may help me to help you a bit further.

2) We have seven projects for which we have recently retrieved additional
late 19th century data >from Poland, and which will be added to the
JRI-Poland database when we raise the funds to pay for their development.
If you are interested in supporting one of the following projects, please
contact me immediately. Each town (except Krasnik) has a qualifying
amount of $100, which means that donations of any size are greatly
appreciated, but if you can make a donation of $100 or more to JRI-Poland
for one of these towns ($50 for Krasnik), you would be eligible to receive
your own copy of the spreadsheet data once you sign a database sharing
agreement. The towns and the amount of money we need to raise are:

Biskupice (Target: $550)
Josefow nad Wisla (Target:$900)
Kock (Target: $950)
Krasnik (Target: $600)
Kurow (Target: $1050, Raised $550 so far)
Pulawy (Target: $1000, Raised $800 so far)
Terespol (Target: $1350)

3) There are many Lublin Shtetl CO-OP projects in process. Some are
still waiting for volunteers to step forward and type or proofread other
typists' work. Some are waiting for volunteers who can read Russian
Cyrillic. Still others need proofreading. If you are able to lead a
new project, please contact me immediately, as there are volunteer
waiting for me to organize them, and I've been too busy to be responsive.
Project coordinators would be greatly appreciated!

4) In addition, there are still 6 or 7 Lublin area towns which do not
have Shtetl CO-OP Projects. If you are interested in one of the
following towns, please contact me:

Glusk
Janow Podlaski
Janowiec
Kamionka
Lubartow
Zaklikow

There are many other Lublin area projects in the works. I didn't want to
make this note any longer, but if you have an interest in a Lublin area
town that I have not mentioned, please contact me if you'd like an update.

Again, please remember that if you'd like a copy of the new Lublin Area
Surname Frequency Spreadsheet, just contact me. Please remember to tell
me what towns and surnames you're interested in. I'm happy to help you
as much as time allows me to.

Very best wishes for the New Year!

Robinn Magid
Kensington, California
Lublin Archives Project Coordinator
Jewish Records Indexing - Poland

RobinnM@...


Photos on Viewmate #ukraine

Rusty Wilson <malachaijunk@...>
 

I have a copy of a 1920's photo album >from my family in Kamencha, Ukraine.
Many of the photos have writing on the back in Yiddish and Russian. I've
posted some of the backs of the photos on Viewmate and I would very much
appreciate translation help >from anyone who speaks Yiddish and/or Russian.
The photos can be seen at Viewmate #'s 7007 - 7011.

Thank you.

Rusty Wilson
Washington, D.C.
malachaijunk@...

MODERATOR NOTE: The direct URL for this image is
< http://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/ALL/source/vmXXXX.html >
(where XXX is the number)


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Photos on Viewmate #ukraine

Rusty Wilson <malachaijunk@...>
 

I have a copy of a 1920's photo album >from my family in Kamencha, Ukraine.
Many of the photos have writing on the back in Yiddish and Russian. I've
posted some of the backs of the photos on Viewmate and I would very much
appreciate translation help >from anyone who speaks Yiddish and/or Russian.
The photos can be seen at Viewmate #'s 7007 - 7011.

Thank you.

Rusty Wilson
Washington, D.C.
malachaijunk@...

MODERATOR NOTE: The direct URL for this image is
< http://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/ALL/source/vmXXXX.html >
(where XXX is the number)


Re: Bershad pogroms (central Ukraine/Vinittsya oblast) - circa 1916-1918 #ukraine

NFatouros@...
 

Dear Charles Millman,et al.

In the message I sent belated yesterday in response to an inquiry sent some
time ago asking about a pogrom in Bershad I forgot to mention this:

Nadezhda Ulanovskaya's memoir of her shtetl "Bershad."
It is published in Michael Glenny and Norman Stone, "The Other Russia,"
Viking, 1990.

The author, whose grandfather was a rabbi, was born in Bershad in 1904. Her
family was engaged in cloth-trading. She married an anarchist, older than
herself, who had been exiled in the far north. The couple lead an exciting
life, until a purge which I think took place in the 1950s. Then they were made
to suffer in terrible camps, until Stalin's death. Nadezhda lived for some
time in Odessa and 1975 went to live in Israel.

The above is quoted >from a message I sent about four or five years ago
either to the group or to someone privately about Bershad.

I am sorry I neglected to mention this yesterday. Lately I've just not
been able to "get my act together" very well....


Naomi Fatouros (nee FELDMAN)
Bloomington, Indiana
NFatouros@...
BELKOWSKY,BIELKOWSKY, BILKOWSKI, Odessa,St. Petersburg,Berdichev,
Kiev;ROTHSTEIN, Kremenchug;FRASCH,Kiev;LIBERMAN,Moscow;FELDMAN, Pinsk;
SCHUTZ, RETTIG, WAHL, Shcherets;LEVY, WEIL, Mulhouse; SAS/SASS,Podwolochisk;
RAPOPORT, Tarnopol, Podwolochisk, Radomysl?; BEHAM, Salok, Kharkov;
WOLPIANSKY, Ostryna.


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Re: Re: Bershad pogroms (central Ukraine/Vinittsya oblast) - circa 1916-1918 #ukraine

NFatouros@...
 

Dear Charles Millman,et al.

In the message I sent belated yesterday in response to an inquiry sent some
time ago asking about a pogrom in Bershad I forgot to mention this:

Nadezhda Ulanovskaya's memoir of her shtetl "Bershad."
It is published in Michael Glenny and Norman Stone, "The Other Russia,"
Viking, 1990.

The author, whose grandfather was a rabbi, was born in Bershad in 1904. Her
family was engaged in cloth-trading. She married an anarchist, older than
herself, who had been exiled in the far north. The couple lead an exciting
life, until a purge which I think took place in the 1950s. Then they were made
to suffer in terrible camps, until Stalin's death. Nadezhda lived for some
time in Odessa and 1975 went to live in Israel.

The above is quoted >from a message I sent about four or five years ago
either to the group or to someone privately about Bershad.

I am sorry I neglected to mention this yesterday. Lately I've just not
been able to "get my act together" very well....


Naomi Fatouros (nee FELDMAN)
Bloomington, Indiana
NFatouros@...
BELKOWSKY,BIELKOWSKY, BILKOWSKI, Odessa,St. Petersburg,Berdichev,
Kiev;ROTHSTEIN, Kremenchug;FRASCH,Kiev;LIBERMAN,Moscow;FELDMAN, Pinsk;
SCHUTZ, RETTIG, WAHL, Shcherets;LEVY, WEIL, Mulhouse; SAS/SASS,Podwolochisk;
RAPOPORT, Tarnopol, Podwolochisk, Radomysl?; BEHAM, Salok, Kharkov;
WOLPIANSKY, Ostryna.


Re: Pogroms in central Ukraine - Vinittsya oblast -- circa 1916-1918 #ukraine

Roman Vilner <rvilner@...>
 

Naomi Fatouros wrote:
"Although some members of the Tsarist government encouraged the development
of pogroms in early years, this was not the case during WW I " and "Also,
see"

In regard to both I would like to recommend an excellent account of what was
actually happening in the parts of the Pale during WWI, which was written by
S.Ansky, famous for his "The Dybbuk". The book in question is " The Enemy
at His Pleasure : A Journey Through the Jewish Pale of Settlement During
World War I"
Of course I have no financial interest in promoting this book.

Roman Vilner
NY
VILNER, LIEBERMAN, SHMULENSON, PINCHUK


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Re: Pogroms in central Ukraine - Vinittsya oblast -- circa 1916-1918 #ukraine

Roman Vilner <rvilner@...>
 

Naomi Fatouros wrote:
"Although some members of the Tsarist government encouraged the development
of pogroms in early years, this was not the case during WW I " and "Also,
see"

In regard to both I would like to recommend an excellent account of what was
actually happening in the parts of the Pale during WWI, which was written by
S.Ansky, famous for his "The Dybbuk". The book in question is " The Enemy
at His Pleasure : A Journey Through the Jewish Pale of Settlement During
World War I"
Of course I have no financial interest in promoting this book.

Roman Vilner
NY
VILNER, LIEBERMAN, SHMULENSON, PINCHUK


Independant Stanislauer Lodge #ukraine

Lynn Arroyo
 

Dear Henry,
You wrote:

Has anyone ever heard of a Society called Independent Stanislaver Lodge. The
last person who was the contact was a Arthur S Alfert. I have two phone
numbers of him but both seem to be not working anymore.


This was all I could come up with to try to help you. It does give the town
of origin for the society.

I found that if you call the cemetery, they usually have up to date records
for whoever is in charge of the society you are looking for and are usually
very cooperative.

(718) 698-0162 - 1126 Richmond Ave, Staten Island, NY

Cemetery ID: USA-00482
Cemetery Name: Baron Hirsch Cemetery
Section: Independent Stanislauer Lodge #459 IOBA (Section A, Gate 109)
Cemetery Location
Country: USA
State: NY
City: Staten Island
Street:
Cemetery Details
Number of Burials: 260
Number of Photographs:
Cemetery Description:
Landsmanshaft Info
Town & Country of origin: Ivano-Frankovsk, Ukraine

Sincerely,
Lynn Troyansky Arroyo
Largo, FL

Researching: TROIANKER, TROIANSKY, TROYANSKY, TROIANSKJ, TROJANSKI,
TROJANOWSKY, TROJANOVSKY, YURIK, YURICK, URIK, URICK, URICH, ZAMHOFSKY,
ZALMECHOVSKY, SCHWARTZ.


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Independant Stanislauer Lodge #ukraine

Lynn Arroyo
 

Dear Henry,
You wrote:

Has anyone ever heard of a Society called Independent Stanislaver Lodge. The
last person who was the contact was a Arthur S Alfert. I have two phone
numbers of him but both seem to be not working anymore.


This was all I could come up with to try to help you. It does give the town
of origin for the society.

I found that if you call the cemetery, they usually have up to date records
for whoever is in charge of the society you are looking for and are usually
very cooperative.

(718) 698-0162 - 1126 Richmond Ave, Staten Island, NY

Cemetery ID: USA-00482
Cemetery Name: Baron Hirsch Cemetery
Section: Independent Stanislauer Lodge #459 IOBA (Section A, Gate 109)
Cemetery Location
Country: USA
State: NY
City: Staten Island
Street:
Cemetery Details
Number of Burials: 260
Number of Photographs:
Cemetery Description:
Landsmanshaft Info
Town & Country of origin: Ivano-Frankovsk, Ukraine

Sincerely,
Lynn Troyansky Arroyo
Largo, FL

Researching: TROIANKER, TROIANSKY, TROYANSKY, TROIANSKJ, TROJANSKI,
TROJANOWSKY, TROJANOVSKY, YURIK, YURICK, URIK, URICK, URICH, ZAMHOFSKY,
ZALMECHOVSKY, SCHWARTZ.


Podolia Uzeyds #ukraine

Lynn Arroyo
 

Dear Terry,

YOU WROTE:

I am trying to determine for 5 different towns which Uzeyd (District)
they belonged to within the Podolia Guberniya. I have researched all
Ukraine-SIG databases and projects and can't find anything. I have been
unable to find any maps that show the boundaries of the Uzeyds within
Podolia in the late 1800's or early 1900's. If anyone can tell me the
correct Uzeyd for these towns or a source that shows the Uzeyd
boundaries I would appreciate it. All of the towns are currently in the
Transnistria area of Moldova (along the Dneister River) but were in the
Ukraine and Podolia guberniya for most of the 19th century and early
20th century. The towns are Frunzauca (Frunzovka), Camenca (Kamenka),
Rashkov, Ribnita (Ribnitsy) and Ofatinti (Vykhvatintsy).

I hope the following will help you:

The town of Frunzovka has coordinates of 49 degrees 21'55.15"N, 33 degrees
32'09.91 E

Perhaps if you put the coordinates in for at least this one town, it may
help you to find the Uzeyds you are looking for.

Lynn Troyansky Arroyo
Largo, Florida

Researching: TROIANKER, TROIANSKY, TROYANSKY, TROIANSKJ, TROJANSKI,
TROJANOWSKY, TROJANOVSKY, YURIK, YURICK, URIK, URICK, URICH, ZAMHOFSKY,
ZALMECHOVSKY, SCHWARTZ.


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Podolia Uzeyds #ukraine

Lynn Arroyo
 

Dear Terry,

YOU WROTE:

I am trying to determine for 5 different towns which Uzeyd (District)
they belonged to within the Podolia Guberniya. I have researched all
Ukraine-SIG databases and projects and can't find anything. I have been
unable to find any maps that show the boundaries of the Uzeyds within
Podolia in the late 1800's or early 1900's. If anyone can tell me the
correct Uzeyd for these towns or a source that shows the Uzeyd
boundaries I would appreciate it. All of the towns are currently in the
Transnistria area of Moldova (along the Dneister River) but were in the
Ukraine and Podolia guberniya for most of the 19th century and early
20th century. The towns are Frunzauca (Frunzovka), Camenca (Kamenka),
Rashkov, Ribnita (Ribnitsy) and Ofatinti (Vykhvatintsy).

I hope the following will help you:

The town of Frunzovka has coordinates of 49 degrees 21'55.15"N, 33 degrees
32'09.91 E

Perhaps if you put the coordinates in for at least this one town, it may
help you to find the Uzeyds you are looking for.

Lynn Troyansky Arroyo
Largo, Florida

Researching: TROIANKER, TROIANSKY, TROYANSKY, TROIANSKJ, TROJANSKI,
TROJANOWSKY, TROJANOVSKY, YURIK, YURICK, URIK, URICK, URICH, ZAMHOFSKY,
ZALMECHOVSKY, SCHWARTZ.


Re: Working Backwards from Certificate of Naturalization #general

Ira Leviton
 

Dear Cousins,

"After 1906, all naturalizations were in the federal district court..."

Although this is also stated on some web sites (and presumably in some
books, too), it is not entirely correct. Beginning September 26th, 1906,
with the creation of the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service and
standardization of naturalization laws, federal courts were required to do
naturalizations, but other (e.g., state and county) courts were not
required to stop processing declarations of intention and petitions for
naturalization. Many of them did, to avoid the paperwork and regulatory
requirements, but the decision to stop was apparently made on a
court-by-court basis.

Ira
Ira Leviton
New York, N.Y.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Working Backwards from Certificate of Naturalization #general

Ira Leviton
 

Dear Cousins,

"After 1906, all naturalizations were in the federal district court..."

Although this is also stated on some web sites (and presumably in some
books, too), it is not entirely correct. Beginning September 26th, 1906,
with the creation of the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service and
standardization of naturalization laws, federal courts were required to do
naturalizations, but other (e.g., state and county) courts were not
required to stop processing declarations of intention and petitions for
naturalization. Many of them did, to avoid the paperwork and regulatory
requirements, but the decision to stop was apparently made on a
court-by-court basis.

Ira
Ira Leviton
New York, N.Y.