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Slovaks (mostly) who passed through Ravensbruck #hungary

Gabriela Svatos
 

Here is an listing >from a Slovak language website:

www.persimmonpress.com/ravensbruck/zoznamy.html

with a 2004 addendum:

http://www.persimmonpress.com/ravensbruck/pds.html


Gabriela Svatos
Richmond Hill, Ontario
E-mail: gsvatos@...
Business E-mail: bookstore@...
Business URL: www.abe.com/home/GSVATOS


Re: A puzzle - searching for Martin Heller and family #hungary

tom klein <h-sig@...>
 

i would suggest that you keep an open mind, because things may not always be what they seem.

my first impression is that "martin" is not an especially hungarian first name (unlike andor and bela), and so it might have been "marton", or something else, originally.

the name in the will would seem to be his secular and hebrew (hirsch) names, which were, as often as not, unrelated. his name at birth may have been "carl martin" (or more likely "ka'roly ma'rton"), but he, or his family, may have preferred to use his middle name. i don't think this was uncommon.

for me, the most puzzling part is that it is almost universally taboo for jews to name a child after a living parent. that would make me suspicious of both the marriage certificate, as well as the birth certificate for his son. however, in some communities (such as germany), the father's first name was used as a qualifier after the son's first name, so it would look *to us* like a middle name. the result was that all children of the same father would seem to have the same "middle name". this also followed the jewish custom of patronymic naming, "jacob son of isaac", except that they omitted the "son of" part, and just wrote "jacob isaac".

if his father's name was really ferdinand, then it makes perfect sense to name his first son "phillip ferdinand" (to honour the child's grandfather), and another son, samuel, after his (presumably deceased) brother. but if he was married in london in 1904, and had a child in stourbridge in 1905, why would his later children have been born in hungary?

lastly, having a look at radix.com, http://www.radixindex.com/cgi-bin/ipvm.pl?surname=heller. this is a commercial site (to which i am not connected in any way), which may be of interest to you.


....... tom klein, toronto

"Pamela Furmidge" <pamela.furmidge@...> wrote:

My grandfather was born in Hungary in 1868 (according to his age on marriage
certificate) or 1863 (according to his age on death certificate) and died in
London in 1928.

His will names him as Martin Hirsh Heller, with brothers Bela and Samuel
then living in Hungary (1928). He had had a sister, Jennie, and her
widower, Adolf Schaechter, living in London, was mentioned in the will.

His civil marriage certificate (London 1904) names him Carl Martin Heller,
son of
Carl Martin Ferdinand Heller, deceased.

The birth certificate of his eldest son (Phillip Ferdinand Heller, born
Stourbridge, UK, 1905) names him Martin
Carl Philip Ferdinand Heller.

He went on to have two other sons, Andor and Samuel, but I have not been
able to trace their births yet and I suspect that they may have been born in
Hungary. His daughter, my mother, was born in Hungary (Arad) in 1911.

I would like to try to trace his birth and the rest of his family but I do
not know which of these names are likely to be his birth names! I also do
not know which part of Greater Hungary he and/or his family came from.


Hungary SIG #Hungary Slovaks (mostly) who passed through Ravensbruck #hungary

Gabriela Svatos
 

Here is an listing >from a Slovak language website:

www.persimmonpress.com/ravensbruck/zoznamy.html

with a 2004 addendum:

http://www.persimmonpress.com/ravensbruck/pds.html


Gabriela Svatos
Richmond Hill, Ontario
E-mail: gsvatos@...
Business E-mail: bookstore@...
Business URL: www.abe.com/home/GSVATOS


Hungary SIG #Hungary Re: A puzzle - searching for Martin Heller and family #hungary

tom klein <h-sig@...>
 

i would suggest that you keep an open mind, because things may not always be what they seem.

my first impression is that "martin" is not an especially hungarian first name (unlike andor and bela), and so it might have been "marton", or something else, originally.

the name in the will would seem to be his secular and hebrew (hirsch) names, which were, as often as not, unrelated. his name at birth may have been "carl martin" (or more likely "ka'roly ma'rton"), but he, or his family, may have preferred to use his middle name. i don't think this was uncommon.

for me, the most puzzling part is that it is almost universally taboo for jews to name a child after a living parent. that would make me suspicious of both the marriage certificate, as well as the birth certificate for his son. however, in some communities (such as germany), the father's first name was used as a qualifier after the son's first name, so it would look *to us* like a middle name. the result was that all children of the same father would seem to have the same "middle name". this also followed the jewish custom of patronymic naming, "jacob son of isaac", except that they omitted the "son of" part, and just wrote "jacob isaac".

if his father's name was really ferdinand, then it makes perfect sense to name his first son "phillip ferdinand" (to honour the child's grandfather), and another son, samuel, after his (presumably deceased) brother. but if he was married in london in 1904, and had a child in stourbridge in 1905, why would his later children have been born in hungary?

lastly, having a look at radix.com, http://www.radixindex.com/cgi-bin/ipvm.pl?surname=heller. this is a commercial site (to which i am not connected in any way), which may be of interest to you.


....... tom klein, toronto

"Pamela Furmidge" <pamela.furmidge@...> wrote:

My grandfather was born in Hungary in 1868 (according to his age on marriage
certificate) or 1863 (according to his age on death certificate) and died in
London in 1928.

His will names him as Martin Hirsh Heller, with brothers Bela and Samuel
then living in Hungary (1928). He had had a sister, Jennie, and her
widower, Adolf Schaechter, living in London, was mentioned in the will.

His civil marriage certificate (London 1904) names him Carl Martin Heller,
son of
Carl Martin Ferdinand Heller, deceased.

The birth certificate of his eldest son (Phillip Ferdinand Heller, born
Stourbridge, UK, 1905) names him Martin
Carl Philip Ferdinand Heller.

He went on to have two other sons, Andor and Samuel, but I have not been
able to trace their births yet and I suspect that they may have been born in
Hungary. His daughter, my mother, was born in Hungary (Arad) in 1911.

I would like to try to trace his birth and the rest of his family but I do
not know which of these names are likely to be his birth names! I also do
not know which part of Greater Hungary he and/or his family came from.


Three of the One Thousand Children to Speak at Nov.17th Event at the Bnai Brith Klutznick Museum in Washington DC #general

Iris Posner <posneri@...>
 

Hello. I thought folks in the DC area might have an interest in this event.

Iris Posner
iposner@...
http://www.onethousandchildren.org

___

Title: America's Rescue of Children >from the Holocaust: Memories of
three Austrian Emigres

Description: An event celebrating the publication of "Don't Wave
Goodbye," the first anthology of memoirs of the only unaccompanied
children rescued >from the Holocaust by America. This event, co-sponsored
by the B'nai B'rith Klutznick National Jewish Museum and the Austrian
Embassy is part of an area-wide program of cultural presentations
related to the contributions of Austrian Emigres to America. Among the
One Thousand Children were those of Austrian descent, three of whom will
discuss the influence and impact of their Austrian heritage.

Co-editors of Don't Wave Goodbye, Iris Posner and Philip Jason, will
discuss the history of the rescues, creation of the book, and be
available for book signings.

Date and Time: Thursday, November 17, 2005 Noon to 2:30 PM

Location: B'nai B'rith Klutznick National Jewish Museum
1640 Rhode Island Avenue, NW Washington, D.C. 20036
202-857-6583

Contact persons:
Klutznick Museum: Amalia S. Levi, Curator email:
alevi@...
tel: 202-857-6603

One Thousand Children, Inc. (OTC): Iris Posner, President
email: contact@...
tel: 301-622-0321

Fees/lunch: Attendance at the event is free. A kosher box-lunch may be
ordered for $12. prior to the event.

Presenters:
Richard Schifter was born in Vienna, Austria and came to the US to live
with relatives in NYC in 1938. He is the current chair the Board of
Directors of the American Jewish International Relations Institute and
was formerly the: Assistant Secretary of State for Human Rights and
Humanitarian Affairs, U.S. representative to the Geneva based UN Human
Rights Commission, deputy U.S. representative in the UN Security
Council, Special Assistant to the President on the staff of the National
Security Council and Special Adviser to the Secretary of State. Mr.
Schifter is also the recipient of Austria's Golden Honor Insignia with
Star. Mr. Schifter's remarks will include discussion of America's
relationship with Austria today.

Claire Leder was born in Vienna, Austria and in 1939 came to the US to
live with cousins in NYC. She is an accomplished painter whose work has
appeared in major museum shows and exhibits. Her commissioned work
includes the entrance lobby mural at Temple Beth Sholom in Queens, NY.
She holds a BA and MA in Fine Arts and has completed additional doctoral
level work. Ms. Leder has shared her knowledge and skills
as an artist with her many students in high schools throughout Queens.
Her art work today focuses on the evil that is prejudice and relates to
her experiences as a child in Austria and an American immigrant. Ms.
Leder's remarks will include discussion of the creation of these works.

Kurt Kleinmann was born in Vienna, Austria and arrived in the US in
1941. He was placed with a foster family in New Bedford, MA. Mr.
Kleinman holds a BS in Pharmacy >from the Rhode Island College of
Pharmacy and a MS in Pharmacy >from the St. Louis College of Pharmacy. He
was Director of Pharmacy at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx NY
for 29 years and is currently a Clinical Associate Professor of Pharmacy
at the Arnold and Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy of Long Island
University. He is the recipient of the Harvey A. K. Whitney Lecture
Award for outstanding contribution to the practice of pharmacy, an award
known as, "hospital pharmacists highest award."

Iris Posner is the president and co-founder of One Thousand Children,
Inc. (OTC).

Philip K. Jason is a widely published scholar and critic, and
anthologist. A University of Maryland Ph.D., since 1973 he has taught in
the English Department of the United States Naval Academy and currently
directs the writing program at the Naples Center facility of Florida
Gulf Coast University.


About One Thousand Children, Inc.(OTC): A nonprofit educational and
research organization whose mission it is to document the rescue,
resettlement and lives of the only unaccompanied children saved from
Nazi persecution by the United States, to honor their achievements and
the individuals, families and organizations which made their rescue
possible, and, to make this virtually unknown story of tragedy and
triumph part of the American historical record. Website:
http://www.onethousandchildren.org


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Three of the One Thousand Children to Speak at Nov.17th Event at the Bnai Brith Klutznick Museum in Washington DC #general

Iris Posner <posneri@...>
 

Hello. I thought folks in the DC area might have an interest in this event.

Iris Posner
iposner@...
http://www.onethousandchildren.org

___

Title: America's Rescue of Children >from the Holocaust: Memories of
three Austrian Emigres

Description: An event celebrating the publication of "Don't Wave
Goodbye," the first anthology of memoirs of the only unaccompanied
children rescued >from the Holocaust by America. This event, co-sponsored
by the B'nai B'rith Klutznick National Jewish Museum and the Austrian
Embassy is part of an area-wide program of cultural presentations
related to the contributions of Austrian Emigres to America. Among the
One Thousand Children were those of Austrian descent, three of whom will
discuss the influence and impact of their Austrian heritage.

Co-editors of Don't Wave Goodbye, Iris Posner and Philip Jason, will
discuss the history of the rescues, creation of the book, and be
available for book signings.

Date and Time: Thursday, November 17, 2005 Noon to 2:30 PM

Location: B'nai B'rith Klutznick National Jewish Museum
1640 Rhode Island Avenue, NW Washington, D.C. 20036
202-857-6583

Contact persons:
Klutznick Museum: Amalia S. Levi, Curator email:
alevi@...
tel: 202-857-6603

One Thousand Children, Inc. (OTC): Iris Posner, President
email: contact@...
tel: 301-622-0321

Fees/lunch: Attendance at the event is free. A kosher box-lunch may be
ordered for $12. prior to the event.

Presenters:
Richard Schifter was born in Vienna, Austria and came to the US to live
with relatives in NYC in 1938. He is the current chair the Board of
Directors of the American Jewish International Relations Institute and
was formerly the: Assistant Secretary of State for Human Rights and
Humanitarian Affairs, U.S. representative to the Geneva based UN Human
Rights Commission, deputy U.S. representative in the UN Security
Council, Special Assistant to the President on the staff of the National
Security Council and Special Adviser to the Secretary of State. Mr.
Schifter is also the recipient of Austria's Golden Honor Insignia with
Star. Mr. Schifter's remarks will include discussion of America's
relationship with Austria today.

Claire Leder was born in Vienna, Austria and in 1939 came to the US to
live with cousins in NYC. She is an accomplished painter whose work has
appeared in major museum shows and exhibits. Her commissioned work
includes the entrance lobby mural at Temple Beth Sholom in Queens, NY.
She holds a BA and MA in Fine Arts and has completed additional doctoral
level work. Ms. Leder has shared her knowledge and skills
as an artist with her many students in high schools throughout Queens.
Her art work today focuses on the evil that is prejudice and relates to
her experiences as a child in Austria and an American immigrant. Ms.
Leder's remarks will include discussion of the creation of these works.

Kurt Kleinmann was born in Vienna, Austria and arrived in the US in
1941. He was placed with a foster family in New Bedford, MA. Mr.
Kleinman holds a BS in Pharmacy >from the Rhode Island College of
Pharmacy and a MS in Pharmacy >from the St. Louis College of Pharmacy. He
was Director of Pharmacy at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx NY
for 29 years and is currently a Clinical Associate Professor of Pharmacy
at the Arnold and Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy of Long Island
University. He is the recipient of the Harvey A. K. Whitney Lecture
Award for outstanding contribution to the practice of pharmacy, an award
known as, "hospital pharmacists highest award."

Iris Posner is the president and co-founder of One Thousand Children,
Inc. (OTC).

Philip K. Jason is a widely published scholar and critic, and
anthologist. A University of Maryland Ph.D., since 1973 he has taught in
the English Department of the United States Naval Academy and currently
directs the writing program at the Naples Center facility of Florida
Gulf Coast University.


About One Thousand Children, Inc.(OTC): A nonprofit educational and
research organization whose mission it is to document the rescue,
resettlement and lives of the only unaccompanied children saved from
Nazi persecution by the United States, to honor their achievements and
the individuals, families and organizations which made their rescue
possible, and, to make this virtually unknown story of tragedy and
triumph part of the American historical record. Website:
http://www.onethousandchildren.org


Galinsky/Gilinsky #southafrica

David Conway <smerus@...>
 

I am seeking any information about the family name GALINSKY or GILINSKY,
members of which may have emigrated to SA in the early 20th Century. (I
have already noted one incidence of the name in the SA marriage records
made available by the SIG).

David Conway, London


South Africa SIG #SouthAfrica Galinsky/Gilinsky #southafrica

David Conway <smerus@...>
 

I am seeking any information about the family name GALINSKY or GILINSKY,
members of which may have emigrated to SA in the early 20th Century. (I
have already noted one incidence of the name in the SA marriage records
made available by the SIG).

David Conway, London


Re: Working Backwards from Certificate of Naturalization #general

Burt Hecht <burt1933@...>
 

RE: Certificate of Naturalization, etc.

Having found the 1st Papers (Intention), Petition for Citizenship, and final
Certificate -- all executed after 1910 -- in a County Clerk's Office in New
York State, I believe that certain Clerk's Offices are more diligent in
retaining their County Judges' records as well as sending it to the Federal
Agencies for repository. So that as late as 1926 my grandfather and father
each and severally received their certificates at a County venue. Maybe
smaller jurisdictions had at the time Less of a storage problem than the
larger municipal courts? Anyway, with patience and according respect to our
municipal keepers of records, papers get filed correctly, found and even
copies for our inquisitive genealogists.

Burt Hecht


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

Burt Hecht <burt1933@...>
 

RE: Certificate of Naturalization, etc.

Having found the 1st Papers (Intention), Petition for Citizenship, and final
Certificate -- all executed after 1910 -- in a County Clerk's Office in New
York State, I believe that certain Clerk's Offices are more diligent in
retaining their County Judges' records as well as sending it to the Federal
Agencies for repository. So that as late as 1926 my grandfather and father
each and severally received their certificates at a County venue. Maybe
smaller jurisdictions had at the time Less of a storage problem than the
larger municipal courts? Anyway, with patience and according respect to our
municipal keepers of records, papers get filed correctly, found and even
copies for our inquisitive genealogists.

Burt Hecht


Aliyah Bet Ships #general

Joseph Fibel <JFibel@...>
 

Dear Genners,

Meir Gover, wrote asking about records of the ships coming into Israel
apparently before and after the declaration of the State of Israel.

In addition to the book(let) by Paul Silverstone, a marine historian, titled
Clandestine Immigration to Palestine 1938-1948,
there are two additional books that discuss this subject. The first of these
is by Mordechai Naor called Haapala-Clandestine Immigration, 1931-1948. This
book was published by the Ministry of Defence Publishing House and IDF
Museum. A third Book called The Jews Secret Fleet discusses the same
subject with specific reference to the American effort and involvement of
this illegal immigration (declared so after WW II by the British.)

Paul Silverstone may have additional copies of his book. I obtained my
copies of the other books in Haifa at the Museumn of Illegal Immigration I
doubt that the second of these is available in the U S. The third one may
be.

I am interested in the subject because cousins came to Israel in 1948, on
the Altalena also arrive there a few days after the State had been declared.

Joe Fibel
New Rochelle, NY


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Aliyah Bet Ships #general

Joseph Fibel <JFibel@...>
 

Dear Genners,

Meir Gover, wrote asking about records of the ships coming into Israel
apparently before and after the declaration of the State of Israel.

In addition to the book(let) by Paul Silverstone, a marine historian, titled
Clandestine Immigration to Palestine 1938-1948,
there are two additional books that discuss this subject. The first of these
is by Mordechai Naor called Haapala-Clandestine Immigration, 1931-1948. This
book was published by the Ministry of Defence Publishing House and IDF
Museum. A third Book called The Jews Secret Fleet discusses the same
subject with specific reference to the American effort and involvement of
this illegal immigration (declared so after WW II by the British.)

Paul Silverstone may have additional copies of his book. I obtained my
copies of the other books in Haifa at the Museumn of Illegal Immigration I
doubt that the second of these is available in the U S. The third one may
be.

I am interested in the subject because cousins came to Israel in 1948, on
the Altalena also arrive there a few days after the State had been declared.

Joe Fibel
New Rochelle, NY


Re: ANY POZNANSKIS? #poland

Bialystoker
 

Karyn has been very active with BIALYGen. At the Ceremony commemorating
the 62nd Anniversary of the Bialystok Ghetto Uprising and the subsequent
liquidation, Karyn represented all American Jews with roots in
Bialystok. Her personal observations can be found on the website at
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/bialygen/62Memorial.htm.

BIALYGen will have a meeting at the IAJGS Conference in New York. We
hope to see many of you there. Information about the Conference can be
found at http://www.jgsny2006.org/.

Mark Halpern
BIALGen Coordinator

----- Original Message -----
Dear BialyGen readers:

I am a new reader on the site and am lookiing forward to meeting as many
of you as possible this summer in New York.

My name is Karyn Posner, but I learned about 2 years ago that my family
had emigrated >from Bialystok to New York in about 1904-05 and that my name
is actually Poznanski. My paternal grandfather, Jacob Posner (Poznanski)
was one of 12 siblings -- 6 brothers and 6 sisters. I have a sketchy family
tree, and found one of his sisters, Rosa Poznanski, emigrated on the
ship ROTTERDAM on Aug 30, 1904. It would be wonderful to know if any of you
have Posner or Poznanski in your own family trees.

I've had a very interesting time researching all this, as I currently
live in Budapest, Hungary (I am an American diplomat at the Embassy), and
being in Central Europe has made it very easy for me to get to Poznan, Lodz,
Warsaw and, of course, Bialystok -- the latter several times. I have
been in touch with Mark Halpern, who has been wonderful, as well as met with
Lucy several times. She is the Bialystoker who is working hard to rehabiliate
the cemetery there, as well as make sure the City remembers its Jewish
citizens. I participated in the very moving ceremony that Bialystok
held on Aug 16, 2005 to commemorate the 62nd anniversary of the ghetto
uprising. Lucy was very involved in making that happen.

I wish all of you Shanah Tovah!

Sincerely,
Karyn Posner


BialyGen: Bialystok Region #Bialystok #Poland Re: ANY POZNANSKIS? #poland

Bialystoker
 

Karyn has been very active with BIALYGen. At the Ceremony commemorating
the 62nd Anniversary of the Bialystok Ghetto Uprising and the subsequent
liquidation, Karyn represented all American Jews with roots in
Bialystok. Her personal observations can be found on the website at
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/bialygen/62Memorial.htm.

BIALYGen will have a meeting at the IAJGS Conference in New York. We
hope to see many of you there. Information about the Conference can be
found at http://www.jgsny2006.org/.

Mark Halpern
BIALGen Coordinator

----- Original Message -----
Dear BialyGen readers:

I am a new reader on the site and am lookiing forward to meeting as many
of you as possible this summer in New York.

My name is Karyn Posner, but I learned about 2 years ago that my family
had emigrated >from Bialystok to New York in about 1904-05 and that my name
is actually Poznanski. My paternal grandfather, Jacob Posner (Poznanski)
was one of 12 siblings -- 6 brothers and 6 sisters. I have a sketchy family
tree, and found one of his sisters, Rosa Poznanski, emigrated on the
ship ROTTERDAM on Aug 30, 1904. It would be wonderful to know if any of you
have Posner or Poznanski in your own family trees.

I've had a very interesting time researching all this, as I currently
live in Budapest, Hungary (I am an American diplomat at the Embassy), and
being in Central Europe has made it very easy for me to get to Poznan, Lodz,
Warsaw and, of course, Bialystok -- the latter several times. I have
been in touch with Mark Halpern, who has been wonderful, as well as met with
Lucy several times. She is the Bialystoker who is working hard to rehabiliate
the cemetery there, as well as make sure the City remembers its Jewish
citizens. I participated in the very moving ceremony that Bialystok
held on Aug 16, 2005 to commemorate the 62nd anniversary of the ghetto
uprising. Lucy was very involved in making that happen.

I wish all of you Shanah Tovah!

Sincerely,
Karyn Posner


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.



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