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Update on the IAJGS Conference in NYC #austria-czech

Sharla Levine <austriaczech@...>
 

from the IAJGS Conference Registration Chair:
We are very excited about the wonderful response we have gotten
in such a short period of time since registration has been
opened. The 26th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish
Genealogy will be held in New York August 13-18. Visit our
website at http://www.jgsny2006.org/. You can now register for
the conference and reserve a room at the Marriott! Read about
the conference and see the newly posted Frequently Asked
Questions(FAQs)page on the site. Subscribe to the Conference
Mailing List on JewishGen. This is the only place on-line
where discussion about the conference is happening.

Hope you can join us,
Roni Seibel Liebowitz
Registration Chair
roni@jgsny2006.org


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Update on the IAJGS Conference in NYC #austria-czech

Sharla Levine <austriaczech@...>
 

from the IAJGS Conference Registration Chair:
We are very excited about the wonderful response we have gotten
in such a short period of time since registration has been
opened. The 26th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish
Genealogy will be held in New York August 13-18. Visit our
website at http://www.jgsny2006.org/. You can now register for
the conference and reserve a room at the Marriott! Read about
the conference and see the newly posted Frequently Asked
Questions(FAQs)page on the site. Subscribe to the Conference
Mailing List on JewishGen. This is the only place on-line
where discussion about the conference is happening.

Hope you can join us,
Roni Seibel Liebowitz
Registration Chair
roni@jgsny2006.org


Re: Vienna cemetery in the Rossau = Seegasse Friedhof, Vienna IX. #austria-czech

David & Diana Laufer <dlaufer@...>
 

Again thanks to Celia Male for her tremendous research abilities which she
shares with us.

In regards to the Rossau cemetery in the Seegasse she wrote:
" I am ashamed to say that I have never visited the
cemetery but have a book describing it.....

Das steinerne Archiv - Der alte Judenfriedhof in der
Rossau by Traude Veran, Mandelbaum 2002 ISBN
3-85476-057-4.....

We, on the Austria-Czech SIG, have hardly ever touched
on this vast genealogical source on the very early
families/graves in Vienna."

What are the chances that the information in this book could be entered
into the Vienna Jewish Cemetery database
http://friedhof.ikg-wien.at/search.asp?lang=de
or does copyright preclude such an option ?

David Laufer
Sydney, NSW


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Re: Vienna cemetery in the Rossau = Seegasse Friedhof, Vienna IX. #austria-czech

David & Diana Laufer <dlaufer@...>
 

Again thanks to Celia Male for her tremendous research abilities which she
shares with us.

In regards to the Rossau cemetery in the Seegasse she wrote:
" I am ashamed to say that I have never visited the
cemetery but have a book describing it.....

Das steinerne Archiv - Der alte Judenfriedhof in der
Rossau by Traude Veran, Mandelbaum 2002 ISBN
3-85476-057-4.....

We, on the Austria-Czech SIG, have hardly ever touched
on this vast genealogical source on the very early
families/graves in Vienna."

What are the chances that the information in this book could be entered
into the Vienna Jewish Cemetery database
http://friedhof.ikg-wien.at/search.asp?lang=de
or does copyright preclude such an option ?

David Laufer
Sydney, NSW


Update on the IAJGS Conference in NYC #ciechanow #poland

Stan Zeidenberg
 

(Posted on behalf of IAJGS Conference in NYC)

We are very excited about the wonderful response we have gotten
in such a short period of time since registration has been
opened. The 26th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish
Genealogy will be held in New York August 13-18. Visit our
website at http://www.jgsny2006.org/. You can now register for
the conference and reserve a room at the Marriott! Read about
the conference and see the newly posted Frequently Asked
Questions(FAQs)page on the site. Subscribe to the Conference
Mailing List on JewishGen. This is the only place on-line
where discussion about the conference is happening.


Hope you can join us,
Roni Seibel Liebowitz
Registration Chair
roni@jgsny2006.org


#Ciechanow #Poland Update on the IAJGS Conference in NYC #ciechanow #poland

Stan Zeidenberg
 

(Posted on behalf of IAJGS Conference in NYC)

We are very excited about the wonderful response we have gotten
in such a short period of time since registration has been
opened. The 26th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish
Genealogy will be held in New York August 13-18. Visit our
website at http://www.jgsny2006.org/. You can now register for
the conference and reserve a room at the Marriott! Read about
the conference and see the newly posted Frequently Asked
Questions(FAQs)page on the site. Subscribe to the Conference
Mailing List on JewishGen. This is the only place on-line
where discussion about the conference is happening.


Hope you can join us,
Roni Seibel Liebowitz
Registration Chair
roni@jgsny2006.org


Update on the IAJGS Conference in NYC #lithuania

roni@...
 

We are very excited about the wonderful response we have gotten
in such a short period of time since registration has been
opened. The 26th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish
Genealogy will be held in New York August 13-18. Visit our
website at http://www.jgsny2006.org/. You can now register for
the conference and reserve a room at the Marriott! Read about
the conference and see the newly posted Frequently Asked
Questions(FAQs)page on the site. Subscribe to the Conference
Mailing List on JewishGen. This is the only place on-line
where discussion about the conference is happening.


Hope you can join us,
Roni Seibel Liebowitz
Registration Chair
roni@jgsny2006.org


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Update on the IAJGS Conference in NYC #lithuania

roni@...
 

We are very excited about the wonderful response we have gotten
in such a short period of time since registration has been
opened. The 26th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish
Genealogy will be held in New York August 13-18. Visit our
website at http://www.jgsny2006.org/. You can now register for
the conference and reserve a room at the Marriott! Read about
the conference and see the newly posted Frequently Asked
Questions(FAQs)page on the site. Subscribe to the Conference
Mailing List on JewishGen. This is the only place on-line
where discussion about the conference is happening.


Hope you can join us,
Roni Seibel Liebowitz
Registration Chair
roni@jgsny2006.org


Surnames #lithuania

brendas3121@knology.net <brendas3121@...>
 

My grandfather, Nahum (later name Nathan in the US) Kaufman immigrated to
the US >from Hamburg, Germany in 1889 to New York. He was 24 years old, and
from Kovna (now Kaunas) Russia. Hamburg research has been unable to locate
him in their 1889 indexes as well as others. Would anyone have an idea to
what a surname for Kaufman might have been. I feel that maybe this is the
reason they cannot locate him. Thank you for any information that you
might have.

Brenda Segall
brendas3121@knology.net


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Surnames #lithuania

brendas3121@knology.net <brendas3121@...>
 

My grandfather, Nahum (later name Nathan in the US) Kaufman immigrated to
the US >from Hamburg, Germany in 1889 to New York. He was 24 years old, and
from Kovna (now Kaunas) Russia. Hamburg research has been unable to locate
him in their 1889 indexes as well as others. Would anyone have an idea to
what a surname for Kaufman might have been. I feel that maybe this is the
reason they cannot locate him. Thank you for any information that you
might have.

Brenda Segall
brendas3121@knology.net


When is something a superstition? #lithuania

HeyJudy123@...
 

Based on my last posting distinguishing between custom and superstition, I
have received some interesting--and enlightening--letters.

In my family, we dutifully say "G-d willing" or "Thank G-d" as appropriate
and without fail, and also "Olev HaShalom" ("may the deceased rest in peace")
or "Gesundheit" ("to good health," used after a sneeze) also as appropriate.

I am curious whether most of the participants of this SIG would consider the
constant use (okay, the "faithful" use, in the purest sense of the word
"faithful") of these four expressions to be superstitions or, more basically,
some form of acknowledging HaShem?

TIA,
Judy Segal
New York City

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Another reminder that the thread on superstition and
custom ends at 10 p.m. US Eastern time on Monday, Dec. 5. Any replies
after that time should be sent to Judy privately.


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania When is something a superstition? #lithuania

HeyJudy123@...
 

Based on my last posting distinguishing between custom and superstition, I
have received some interesting--and enlightening--letters.

In my family, we dutifully say "G-d willing" or "Thank G-d" as appropriate
and without fail, and also "Olev HaShalom" ("may the deceased rest in peace")
or "Gesundheit" ("to good health," used after a sneeze) also as appropriate.

I am curious whether most of the participants of this SIG would consider the
constant use (okay, the "faithful" use, in the purest sense of the word
"faithful") of these four expressions to be superstitions or, more basically,
some form of acknowledging HaShem?

TIA,
Judy Segal
New York City

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Another reminder that the thread on superstition and
custom ends at 10 p.m. US Eastern time on Monday, Dec. 5. Any replies
after that time should be sent to Judy privately.


Re: Where are our Litvak ancestors originally from? #general

robert roudman <rcroudman@...>
 

A wonderful tool for picturing the direction of ebb and flow of Jewish
civilization across the globe would be a Jewish History Atlas. There are a
few that are particularly good.

Bob Roudman
San Rafael, CA
RUDMAN, CHALIK, MILLNER, KRUTANSKY (KRUTIANSKY, KRUTANSKI), ROUDMAN, MILNER


Yizkor Book Project November 2005 update #lithuania

Joyce Field
 

We are again approaching the end of a year, which has been busy and
successful for the Yizkor Book Project, but we are not sitting idly
by. We continually add new translations, thanks to our dedicated
donors and project coordinators and our remarkable volunteer staff.

In November we put online 8 updates and 5 new entries, which are all
accessible >from http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/translations.html.
New translations are flagged for a month to make it easy for you to
identify them. If you are looking for a translation, the place to
check is the alphabetical listing at
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/translations.html.

We received an encouraging response >from last month's appeal for more
translations >from the Pinkas HaKehillot series, and we repeat that
request this month. Each volume covers a specific geographical area:
Germany, Greece, Hungary, Latvia & Estonia, Libya, Lithuania,
Netherlands, Poland (7 volumes), Romania (2 volumes), Slovakia,
Yugoslavia. There is a separate "chapter" for each town. We are
desirous of getting the translated tables of contents for the
following Pinkasim online: Netherlands, Libya, and Germany. Contact
me privately if you have any questions or if you can translate >from
these Hebrew volumes, which are very important as they contain
information on many communities too small to have an entire yizkor
book devoted to them.

New entries:

-Alytus, Lithuania: Lite, volume 1
-Kedainiai, Lithuania: Lite, volume 1
-Krekanava, Lithuania: Yahadut Lita
-Obeliai ("Abel"), Lithuania: Pinkas HaKehillot Lita
-Saukotas, Lithuania: Pinkas HaKehillot Lita

Updates:

-Bedzin, Poland
-Brest, Poland
-Chelm, Poland
-Czestochowa, Poland
-Dabrowa, Poland
-Holocaust in Belarus
-Krynki, Poland
-Novogrudok, Belarus

Please consider making a donation to the yizkor book translation
projects listed at
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=23
and include a generous contribution to JewishGen, which provides the
infrastructure to make this project possible. Your contribution will
help pay for the translation of these books, making their information
available to all researchers.

Joyce Field
Yizkor Book Project Manager
jfield@jewishgen.org


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania RE: Where are our Litvak ancestors originally from? #lithuania

robert roudman <rcroudman@...>
 

A wonderful tool for picturing the direction of ebb and flow of Jewish
civilization across the globe would be a Jewish History Atlas. There are a
few that are particularly good.

Bob Roudman
San Rafael, CA
RUDMAN, CHALIK, MILLNER, KRUTANSKY (KRUTIANSKY, KRUTANSKI), ROUDMAN, MILNER


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Yizkor Book Project November 2005 update #lithuania

Joyce Field
 

We are again approaching the end of a year, which has been busy and
successful for the Yizkor Book Project, but we are not sitting idly
by. We continually add new translations, thanks to our dedicated
donors and project coordinators and our remarkable volunteer staff.

In November we put online 8 updates and 5 new entries, which are all
accessible >from http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/translations.html.
New translations are flagged for a month to make it easy for you to
identify them. If you are looking for a translation, the place to
check is the alphabetical listing at
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/translations.html.

We received an encouraging response >from last month's appeal for more
translations >from the Pinkas HaKehillot series, and we repeat that
request this month. Each volume covers a specific geographical area:
Germany, Greece, Hungary, Latvia & Estonia, Libya, Lithuania,
Netherlands, Poland (7 volumes), Romania (2 volumes), Slovakia,
Yugoslavia. There is a separate "chapter" for each town. We are
desirous of getting the translated tables of contents for the
following Pinkasim online: Netherlands, Libya, and Germany. Contact
me privately if you have any questions or if you can translate >from
these Hebrew volumes, which are very important as they contain
information on many communities too small to have an entire yizkor
book devoted to them.

New entries:

-Alytus, Lithuania: Lite, volume 1
-Kedainiai, Lithuania: Lite, volume 1
-Krekanava, Lithuania: Yahadut Lita
-Obeliai ("Abel"), Lithuania: Pinkas HaKehillot Lita
-Saukotas, Lithuania: Pinkas HaKehillot Lita

Updates:

-Bedzin, Poland
-Brest, Poland
-Chelm, Poland
-Czestochowa, Poland
-Dabrowa, Poland
-Holocaust in Belarus
-Krynki, Poland
-Novogrudok, Belarus

Please consider making a donation to the yizkor book translation
projects listed at
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=23
and include a generous contribution to JewishGen, which provides the
infrastructure to make this project possible. Your contribution will
help pay for the translation of these books, making their information
available to all researchers.

Joyce Field
Yizkor Book Project Manager
jfield@jewishgen.org


Litvak-Galizianer Map? #lithuania

BuyNewHomes@...
 

I'd really like to know if there is a map much like a MASON-DIXON line for
LITVAKS vis-a-vis GALIZIANERS.

Does such a thing exist, and if it does, where could I find one?

Ed Goldstein

Reaearcher # 12189


Vital Records Indexing Project Record Distribution - MOLETAI #lithuania

Joel Ratner
 

Today the entire set of VRI translations for the town of MOLETAI were
distributed to qualified donors. Moletai is the first town to have a
completed distribution. In addition, there are Vilna County records which
have a high proportion of records for MOLETAI. As a result, we are
continuing to raise funds for this town. These additional records will be
submitted for translation once sufficient funds have been received. Thanks
go to Cheryl Sofer, the Moletai Shtetl Coordinator for accelerating the
fundraising that ultimately allowed for this "first place finish".


Joel Ratner
Coordinator, Vilna District Research Group
LitvakSIG Vital Records Coordinator


Re: How the Jews got to Lithuania #lithuania

Meri-Jane Rochelson <rochelso@...>
 

Thank you, Andrea Alpert Ziegelman, for this comprehensive history,
which answers a lot of questions. One comment on the reasons for
1880s-era emigration, however: Pogroms certainly were a factor in that
period, but scholarship has shown that they were not the only or even
the most significant reason for migration, since many Jews >from areas
that were not heavily affected by pogroms migrated, as well. Very
significant were the harsh Russian laws governing where Jews could live
and what occupations they could hold, which made it extremely difficult
for Jews to make a living and raise their families. Combine that
pressure to leave with the availability of countries to go to--those
that Andrea names all had very generous immigration laws at that
time--and you have the conditions for a mass migration.

Best,
Meri-Jane Rochelson
Miami, FL


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Litvak-Galizianer Map? #lithuania

BuyNewHomes@...
 

I'd really like to know if there is a map much like a MASON-DIXON line for
LITVAKS vis-a-vis GALIZIANERS.

Does such a thing exist, and if it does, where could I find one?

Ed Goldstein

Reaearcher # 12189