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Research through the Archives in Vilnius #lithuania

Jrbaston
 

Dennis Gelpe asked:
<< I was wonder just what examples of data were found when using
the Vilna State Archives genealogical research services....Have people
been able to learn about past family members, or names of people going
back generations? >>

My experience requesting research >from Galina Baranova and the
Lithuanian State Historical Archive in Vilnius has been a very positive
and very helpful one.

It began back in 1995 when Galina and her colleague Laima attended
the IAJGS conference in Washington, D.C. and I had a consultation with
them. I requested that they research my BASTUNSKI and KAGANOVICH
families >from Eisiskes, and a few months later (waiting times were much
shorter 10 years ago!), I received a list of 36 birth, marriage and death
records for individuals with these surnames. I ordered copies of many
of the records, and especially in the case of the BASTUNSKI family found
branches I'd never known.

Two years later when I went to Vilnius and found my father's second cousin
living there, I was able to pinpoint exactly how he and I were related
because of the records Galina had found. Otherwise I would have never
known how we were connected.

Later Galina researched the revision lists >from Eisiskes, and as a separate
research task, the revision lists >from the Lida Kahal (community) going
back to the supplemental revision of 1818 >from the tiny villages in the
Lida Kahal. Because of this I was able to find my BASTUNSKI family -- going
back to my fourth great-grandfather -- living in the tiny village of Sokoly,
near Bastuny, in 1818. Galina later informed me about another list >from
1888 that included the name BASTUNSKI.

If there are vital records for your town, you can learn a lot by helping to
get these records indexed through LitvakSIG's VItal Records Indexing project.
If you make a qualifying contribution and obtain the Excel File of that
town's data you can search it in ways that help you find family members
with different surnames, etc.

But for some towns there are also additional records in the Vilnius Archive
that can be searched, including vital records later than those in the VRI
project, and such a search can be very worthwhile.

Judy Baston
San Francisco, CA


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Research through the Archives in Vilnius #lithuania

Jrbaston
 

Dennis Gelpe asked:
<< I was wonder just what examples of data were found when using
the Vilna State Archives genealogical research services....Have people
been able to learn about past family members, or names of people going
back generations? >>

My experience requesting research >from Galina Baranova and the
Lithuanian State Historical Archive in Vilnius has been a very positive
and very helpful one.

It began back in 1995 when Galina and her colleague Laima attended
the IAJGS conference in Washington, D.C. and I had a consultation with
them. I requested that they research my BASTUNSKI and KAGANOVICH
families >from Eisiskes, and a few months later (waiting times were much
shorter 10 years ago!), I received a list of 36 birth, marriage and death
records for individuals with these surnames. I ordered copies of many
of the records, and especially in the case of the BASTUNSKI family found
branches I'd never known.

Two years later when I went to Vilnius and found my father's second cousin
living there, I was able to pinpoint exactly how he and I were related
because of the records Galina had found. Otherwise I would have never
known how we were connected.

Later Galina researched the revision lists >from Eisiskes, and as a separate
research task, the revision lists >from the Lida Kahal (community) going
back to the supplemental revision of 1818 >from the tiny villages in the
Lida Kahal. Because of this I was able to find my BASTUNSKI family -- going
back to my fourth great-grandfather -- living in the tiny village of Sokoly,
near Bastuny, in 1818. Galina later informed me about another list >from
1888 that included the name BASTUNSKI.

If there are vital records for your town, you can learn a lot by helping to
get these records indexed through LitvakSIG's VItal Records Indexing project.
If you make a qualifying contribution and obtain the Excel File of that
town's data you can search it in ways that help you find family members
with different surnames, etc.

But for some towns there are also additional records in the Vilnius Archive
that can be searched, including vital records later than those in the VRI
project, and such a search can be very worthwhile.

Judy Baston
San Francisco, CA


Examples of data found when researching the Vilna State archives #lithuania

Dennis <dgelpe@...>
 

I was wonder just what examples of data were found when using the
Vilna State Archives genealogical research services. A hundred dollars
(plus) is a sizeable sum for me to justify to my current family to be
spent just to learn that, for example, my grandfather lived on
such-and-such street in 1850.

Have people been able to learn about past family members, or names of
people going back generations?

Thank you.

Dennis Gelpe


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Examples of data found when researching the Vilna State archives #lithuania

Dennis <dgelpe@...>
 

I was wonder just what examples of data were found when using the
Vilna State Archives genealogical research services. A hundred dollars
(plus) is a sizeable sum for me to justify to my current family to be
spent just to learn that, for example, my grandfather lived on
such-and-such street in 1850.

Have people been able to learn about past family members, or names of
people going back generations?

Thank you.

Dennis Gelpe


Searching for Axelrad #poland

Tony Hausner
 

I am looking for a nathan axelrad (or axelrod) who lived in raanana in
1956. or his relatives or descendants. He once lived in stanislawow now
called ivano frankiwsk, now in western ukraine. Axelrod or his descendants
are being sought by members of the Kressel family >from Zablotow who are now
in the USA.

Please respond privately. Thank you.

Tony Hausner
Silver Spring, MD
Researching:
Hausner: Skala, Galicia, Austria, Bohemia
Wechsler, Zimmerman: Galicia
Bloch, Epstein: Czech


JRI Poland #Poland Searching for Axelrad #poland

Tony Hausner
 

I am looking for a nathan axelrad (or axelrod) who lived in raanana in
1956. or his relatives or descendants. He once lived in stanislawow now
called ivano frankiwsk, now in western ukraine. Axelrod or his descendants
are being sought by members of the Kressel family >from Zablotow who are now
in the USA.

Please respond privately. Thank you.

Tony Hausner
Silver Spring, MD
Researching:
Hausner: Skala, Galicia, Austria, Bohemia
Wechsler, Zimmerman: Galicia
Bloch, Epstein: Czech


Re: What does town name Mazowiecki mean? #poland

garymaher@...
 

Mazowsze (Masovia in English) is a historical region of Poland, so Makow
Mazowiecki is Masovian Makow, as distinguished >from Masurian Makow (if
there is one) or some other Makow.

More here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Masovia

Gary Maher
NJ / USA

Several Polish towns have double names like Makow Mazowiecki. What
does the second part of their name -Mazowiecki - mean?


What does town name Mazowiecki mean? #poland

Fay Bussgang <fbussgang@...>
 

"Mazowiecki" is an adjective that tells that the town is in the
region of Masovia (Masowsza in Polish). There are many towns in
Poland with the same name, so it helps to distinguish them by adding
on what region they are in. Alexandrow Lodzki is near Lodz, but
Alexandrow Kujawski is in the Kujawski region.

Fay Bussgang


JRI Poland #Poland Re: What does town name Mazowiecki mean? #poland

garymaher@...
 

Mazowsze (Masovia in English) is a historical region of Poland, so Makow
Mazowiecki is Masovian Makow, as distinguished >from Masurian Makow (if
there is one) or some other Makow.

More here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Masovia

Gary Maher
NJ / USA

Several Polish towns have double names like Makow Mazowiecki. What
does the second part of their name -Mazowiecki - mean?


JRI Poland #Poland What does town name Mazowiecki mean? #poland

Fay Bussgang <fbussgang@...>
 

"Mazowiecki" is an adjective that tells that the town is in the
region of Masovia (Masowsza in Polish). There are many towns in
Poland with the same name, so it helps to distinguish them by adding
on what region they are in. Alexandrow Lodzki is near Lodz, but
Alexandrow Kujawski is in the Kujawski region.

Fay Bussgang


Re: Mlawa yizkor books #poland

garymaher@...
 

Pinkas Hakehillot is an encyclopedia with entries on the various Jewish
communities. It is not specific to Mlawa, but apparently has a Mlawa
entry. So you are back down to three books.

The 1950 book is available here:

http://yizkor.nypl.org/index.php?id=2467

I don't know what T327 would be.

Gary Maher
NJ / USA



On Fri, 04 Nov 2005 00:00:18 -0500 "JRI-Poland digest"
Paul Concus writes:

Does anyone know the answer to this?

In the JewishGen.org Yizkor book listing for Mlawa there are the
entries:

(i) "Jewish Mlawa; its history, development, destruction", D.
Shtokfish, ed. (two volumes), Tel Aviv, 1984

(ii) "Pinkas Mlave", New York, 1950

(iii) "Pinkas hakehillot: encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Poland

vol. 4: Warsaw and its region", Jerusalem, 1989.

In the Yad Vashem Library collection (as listed on JewishGen.org),
there are listed three titles for Mlawa:
T763, which corresponds to listing (i) above
T72, which corresponds to listing (ii) above.
However, the Yad Vashem third listing T327 (Yediom, Assoc.,
1966-1972) looks as if it is a different book than (iii) above.

Is it the case that there are four Mlawa books, two of which are in

both listings, the other two being in only one of the listings?


JRI Poland #Poland Re: Mlawa yizkor books #poland

garymaher@...
 

Pinkas Hakehillot is an encyclopedia with entries on the various Jewish
communities. It is not specific to Mlawa, but apparently has a Mlawa
entry. So you are back down to three books.

The 1950 book is available here:

http://yizkor.nypl.org/index.php?id=2467

I don't know what T327 would be.

Gary Maher
NJ / USA



On Fri, 04 Nov 2005 00:00:18 -0500 "JRI-Poland digest"
Paul Concus writes:

Does anyone know the answer to this?

In the JewishGen.org Yizkor book listing for Mlawa there are the
entries:

(i) "Jewish Mlawa; its history, development, destruction", D.
Shtokfish, ed. (two volumes), Tel Aviv, 1984

(ii) "Pinkas Mlave", New York, 1950

(iii) "Pinkas hakehillot: encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Poland

vol. 4: Warsaw and its region", Jerusalem, 1989.

In the Yad Vashem Library collection (as listed on JewishGen.org),
there are listed three titles for Mlawa:
T763, which corresponds to listing (i) above
T72, which corresponds to listing (ii) above.
However, the Yad Vashem third listing T327 (Yediom, Assoc.,
1966-1972) looks as if it is a different book than (iii) above.

Is it the case that there are four Mlawa books, two of which are in

both listings, the other two being in only one of the listings?


Need help- Przemysl #general

arie meir
 

Hi to all of you

looking for Jewish survivors >from the town of Przemysl in Poland who might
have known my grandfather Chaim GLASER (who was a shoemaker),his wife
Rachela (former name STOLZBERG ) and their daughter Dvora Jenty who was born
in 1927.

The last time my family heard >from them was in 1939

Arieh Mayer
Haifa Israel

meir1935@netvision.net.il


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Need help- Przemysl #general

arie meir
 

Hi to all of you

looking for Jewish survivors >from the town of Przemysl in Poland who might
have known my grandfather Chaim GLASER (who was a shoemaker),his wife
Rachela (former name STOLZBERG ) and their daughter Dvora Jenty who was born
in 1927.

The last time my family heard >from them was in 1939

Arieh Mayer
Haifa Israel

meir1935@netvision.net.il


Yiddish translation #general

Dr. Trevor Waner
 

I would appreciate help in translating some text on the back of a picture of
a gentleman >from Johannesburg, South Afrcia.
The text can be viewed at:
http://data.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=7050

Or the text can be viewd at:
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate in the To View section - as file - VM7050

Thank you in anticipation

Trevor Waner
Rehovot, Israel
(formally Springs, South Africa)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Yiddish translation #general

Dr. Trevor Waner
 

I would appreciate help in translating some text on the back of a picture of
a gentleman >from Johannesburg, South Afrcia.
The text can be viewed at:
http://data.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=7050

Or the text can be viewd at:
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate in the To View section - as file - VM7050

Thank you in anticipation

Trevor Waner
Rehovot, Israel
(formally Springs, South Africa)


Lodz 1903-1904 indices complete #poland

Roni S. Liebowitz
 

We are very pleased to announce that the 1903 and 1904 indices for almost
14,000 birth, marriage and death records for the city of Lodz have now been
completed.

We now have available a list of 25 of the most common surnames found in this
batch of Lodz indices, 1903-1904. The surnames are followed by the frequency
with which they appear:

GOLDBERG 138
JAKUBOWICZ 124
KON 101
ROZENBERG 90
LEWKOWICZ 86
FRENKEL 68
LEWIN 61
FRYDMAN 60
ROZENBLUM 55
GRYNBAUM 54
ZILBERBERG 54
LIPSZYC 50
FUKS 48
ROZENCWAJG 48
GOLDMAN 47
MOSZKOWICZ 45
ROZEN 45
GROSMAN 44
GLIKSMAN 43
SZWARC 43
MARKOWICZ 42
WAJNBERG 41
BORNSZTEJN 39
KAC 39
ROZENBLAT 38

A list of all surnames found in the new data (1903-1904) is now online at:
http://www.jri-poland.org/psa/lodz_surn2.htm There are an impressive 4760
unique surnames in this list. Not surprising since Lodz contained the second
largest Jewish community in Poland, if not all of Europe. If you want to
know how many times your family's surname exits, please contact us.

We owe a tremendous debt of gratitude to all those who have been so
supportive of this project. We would also like to particularly thank
JRI-Poland's Sheila Salo, Michael Tobias, and Stanley Diamond for their
invaluable assistance and guidance.

The Lodz PSA Project consists of two phases. Phase 1 is for the years 1878
to 1898 with over 50,000 records. All of this data is now live on the
JRI-Poland database. Phase 2, also known as the "Seven-Year Initiative,"
was created to index the records for the years 1899 through 1905. With
today's addition, the total records indexed for the Seven-Year Initiative is
now 37,536 which covers the years 1899 through 1904.

However, for Phase 2, only 1899 through 1901 is currently live on the
database. We are not able to make the 1902 to 1904 indices live due to lack
of funds. As we approach the final year of the Initiative, we need help to
bring us closer to our goal of putting this data online. As in the past, all
individuals who are able to contribute US$100 or more to this effort will
become eligible to receive the complete database as an Excel file for
personal research. You need only contribute this amount *once* to receive
the databases for 1899-1905 (as each year's data becomes available and
indexing is completed).

A contribution of a minimum US$100 will ensure that you receive the data as
soon as it has been indexed, and likely in advance of its general
availability in the JRI-Poland Searchable Database. Those who are Qualified
Contributors will be able to order copies of the records through the
JRI-Poland PSA Ordering Process prior to the data going online.

If you contribue $200, you will be sent copies of the files for both Phases
1 and 2. This will also enable you to study all the 88,000 Lodz indices at
once, and perhaps find a family name whose connection you had forgotten, or
to work with the data (for example, sorting by first name) to search for a
grandmother's or great-grandmother's elusive maiden name.

Contributions towards the Lodz PSA Project, phase 2, are cumulative. Any
amounts you contributed during this period and now will be combined and you
will qualify to receive all Excel files once you reach the $100 threshold.
Think of it as an investment in your family research and in the future of
all Lodz researchers to come!

Please visit http://www.jri-poland.org/visa.htm for more information on how
to make tax-deductible donations, or send your check, money order or credit
card information to:

Jewish Records Indexing - Poland, Inc.
c/o Sheila Salo, Treasurer
5607 Greenleaf Road
Cheverly, MD 20785 USA

Telephone: (301) 341-1261 (8:00 AM to 8:00 PM Eastern time only, please.)
Fax: 1-810-592-1768 (24 hours)
E-Mail: ssalo@capaccess.org

Visa or Master Card contributions may be phoned to Sheila or print out the
form at http://www.jri-poland.org/visa.htm by clicking on the VISA Card and
fax or mail it to Sheila. Please specify if you are donating to Phase 2
"LODZ 7-YEAR INITIATIVE" or for both Phases 1 and 2.

Jewish Records Indexing - Poland, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)(3)
organization. Contributions to Jewish Records Indexing - Poland are
tax-deductible in the U.S. and Canada to the extent permitted by law. The
JRI-Poland web site, mailing list, and database are hosted by JewishGen.

If we can be of any further help, please contact us. With one more year
left to index in the "Seven Year Initiative", let's pull together to raise
the funds needed to get all these indices on-line!


Sincerely,

Roni Seibel Liebowitz,
Lodz PSA/JRI-Poland Archive Coordinator
Scarsdale, New York
and
Joe Ross,
Lodz Town Leader, JRI-Poland
Bala Cynwyd, PA


JRI Poland #Poland Lodz 1903-1904 indices complete #poland

Roni S. Liebowitz
 

We are very pleased to announce that the 1903 and 1904 indices for almost
14,000 birth, marriage and death records for the city of Lodz have now been
completed.

We now have available a list of 25 of the most common surnames found in this
batch of Lodz indices, 1903-1904. The surnames are followed by the frequency
with which they appear:

GOLDBERG 138
JAKUBOWICZ 124
KON 101
ROZENBERG 90
LEWKOWICZ 86
FRENKEL 68
LEWIN 61
FRYDMAN 60
ROZENBLUM 55
GRYNBAUM 54
ZILBERBERG 54
LIPSZYC 50
FUKS 48
ROZENCWAJG 48
GOLDMAN 47
MOSZKOWICZ 45
ROZEN 45
GROSMAN 44
GLIKSMAN 43
SZWARC 43
MARKOWICZ 42
WAJNBERG 41
BORNSZTEJN 39
KAC 39
ROZENBLAT 38

A list of all surnames found in the new data (1903-1904) is now online at:
http://www.jri-poland.org/psa/lodz_surn2.htm There are an impressive 4760
unique surnames in this list. Not surprising since Lodz contained the second
largest Jewish community in Poland, if not all of Europe. If you want to
know how many times your family's surname exits, please contact us.

We owe a tremendous debt of gratitude to all those who have been so
supportive of this project. We would also like to particularly thank
JRI-Poland's Sheila Salo, Michael Tobias, and Stanley Diamond for their
invaluable assistance and guidance.

The Lodz PSA Project consists of two phases. Phase 1 is for the years 1878
to 1898 with over 50,000 records. All of this data is now live on the
JRI-Poland database. Phase 2, also known as the "Seven-Year Initiative,"
was created to index the records for the years 1899 through 1905. With
today's addition, the total records indexed for the Seven-Year Initiative is
now 37,536 which covers the years 1899 through 1904.

However, for Phase 2, only 1899 through 1901 is currently live on the
database. We are not able to make the 1902 to 1904 indices live due to lack
of funds. As we approach the final year of the Initiative, we need help to
bring us closer to our goal of putting this data online. As in the past, all
individuals who are able to contribute US$100 or more to this effort will
become eligible to receive the complete database as an Excel file for
personal research. You need only contribute this amount *once* to receive
the databases for 1899-1905 (as each year's data becomes available and
indexing is completed).

A contribution of a minimum US$100 will ensure that you receive the data as
soon as it has been indexed, and likely in advance of its general
availability in the JRI-Poland Searchable Database. Those who are Qualified
Contributors will be able to order copies of the records through the
JRI-Poland PSA Ordering Process prior to the data going online.

If you contribue $200, you will be sent copies of the files for both Phases
1 and 2. This will also enable you to study all the 88,000 Lodz indices at
once, and perhaps find a family name whose connection you had forgotten, or
to work with the data (for example, sorting by first name) to search for a
grandmother's or great-grandmother's elusive maiden name.

Contributions towards the Lodz PSA Project, phase 2, are cumulative. Any
amounts you contributed during this period and now will be combined and you
will qualify to receive all Excel files once you reach the $100 threshold.
Think of it as an investment in your family research and in the future of
all Lodz researchers to come!

Please visit http://www.jri-poland.org/visa.htm for more information on how
to make tax-deductible donations, or send your check, money order or credit
card information to:

Jewish Records Indexing - Poland, Inc.
c/o Sheila Salo, Treasurer
5607 Greenleaf Road
Cheverly, MD 20785 USA

Telephone: (301) 341-1261 (8:00 AM to 8:00 PM Eastern time only, please.)
Fax: 1-810-592-1768 (24 hours)
E-Mail: ssalo@capaccess.org

Visa or Master Card contributions may be phoned to Sheila or print out the
form at http://www.jri-poland.org/visa.htm by clicking on the VISA Card and
fax or mail it to Sheila. Please specify if you are donating to Phase 2
"LODZ 7-YEAR INITIATIVE" or for both Phases 1 and 2.

Jewish Records Indexing - Poland, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)(3)
organization. Contributions to Jewish Records Indexing - Poland are
tax-deductible in the U.S. and Canada to the extent permitted by law. The
JRI-Poland web site, mailing list, and database are hosted by JewishGen.

If we can be of any further help, please contact us. With one more year
left to index in the "Seven Year Initiative", let's pull together to raise
the funds needed to get all these indices on-line!


Sincerely,

Roni Seibel Liebowitz,
Lodz PSA/JRI-Poland Archive Coordinator
Scarsdale, New York
and
Joe Ross,
Lodz Town Leader, JRI-Poland
Bala Cynwyd, PA


Re: Nyirmada Cemetery #hungary

Katz, Itzik <Itzik.Katz@...>
 

Dear Tom,

Thank you for your input.

Unfortunately, since I live in Israel, I have no access to FHL films.
Another thing is that I'm looking for the death record/tombstone of
people born ca. 1813-1816. I am not sure if they lived to be 70 years
old to be included in the film you mentioned.
Thank you,

Isaac Katz
Israel

-----Original Message-----
From: Tom Venetianer [mailto:tom.vene@uol.com.br]=20
Sent: Thursday, November 03, 2005 1:56 PM
To: Hungarian-SIG
Cc: Katz, Itzik
Subject: *RE: Nyirmada Cemetery

You will find death records for Mada at FHL, film number 642914. Periods
covered are 1880 through 1895.
Tom

At 00:00 -0500 03.11.2005, Itzik.Katz@KLA-Tencor.com wrote:
Subject: RE: Nyirmada Cemetery
From: "Katz, Itzik" <Itzik.Katz@KLA-Tencor.com>
Date: Sun, 30 Oct 2005 09:00:48 +0200
X-Message-Number: 4

I am looking for lists, photos or any other information concerning the
people buried in Nyirmada (aka Kismada or Nagymada or Mada) in Szabolcs
County.
-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-
Tom Venetianer <mailto:tom.vene@uol.com.br>
Sao Paulo - Brazil


Hungary SIG #Hungary RE: Nyirmada Cemetery #hungary

Katz, Itzik <Itzik.Katz@...>
 

Dear Tom,

Thank you for your input.

Unfortunately, since I live in Israel, I have no access to FHL films.
Another thing is that I'm looking for the death record/tombstone of
people born ca. 1813-1816. I am not sure if they lived to be 70 years
old to be included in the film you mentioned.
Thank you,

Isaac Katz
Israel

-----Original Message-----
From: Tom Venetianer [mailto:tom.vene@uol.com.br]=20
Sent: Thursday, November 03, 2005 1:56 PM
To: Hungarian-SIG
Cc: Katz, Itzik
Subject: *RE: Nyirmada Cemetery

You will find death records for Mada at FHL, film number 642914. Periods
covered are 1880 through 1895.
Tom

At 00:00 -0500 03.11.2005, Itzik.Katz@KLA-Tencor.com wrote:
Subject: RE: Nyirmada Cemetery
From: "Katz, Itzik" <Itzik.Katz@KLA-Tencor.com>
Date: Sun, 30 Oct 2005 09:00:48 +0200
X-Message-Number: 4

I am looking for lists, photos or any other information concerning the
people buried in Nyirmada (aka Kismada or Nagymada or Mada) in Szabolcs
County.
-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-
Tom Venetianer <mailto:tom.vene@uol.com.br>
Sao Paulo - Brazil