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IAJGS 2006 Conference New York Cemetery Visit FAQ's #latvia

Elsebeth Paikin
 

For those of you planning to take our organized New York cemetery
visits during the 26th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish
Genealogy >from August 13-18, 2006, hosted by The Jewish Genealogical
Society (New York), we have just added a section on Cemetery Visits
to our Frequently Asked Questions. They can be found at
<http://www.jgsny2006.org/frequently_asked_questions.cfm>,
along with the already xisting sections on Conference Registration,
Hotel Reservations, Hotel Accommodations, and Miscellaneous.

We tried to anticipate as many questions about the cemetery visits as
we could think of and hopefully haven't left anything out. Be sure to
read them all and if you have any further inquiries please post them
to the New York 2006 Conference Mailing List.

You can sign up for the mailing list by visiting
<http://lyris.jewishgen.org/listmanager/>.

During your cemetery visit, please consider indexing your ancestral
landsmanshaftn plot or other burial society (synagogue, fraternal
organization, occupational plot, etc.) for the JewishGen Online
Worldwide Burial Registry (JOWBR).

Ada Green
Conference Cemetery Liaison
adagreen@att.net


Latvia SIG #Latvia IAJGS 2006 Conference New York Cemetery Visit FAQ's #latvia

Elsebeth Paikin
 

For those of you planning to take our organized New York cemetery
visits during the 26th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish
Genealogy >from August 13-18, 2006, hosted by The Jewish Genealogical
Society (New York), we have just added a section on Cemetery Visits
to our Frequently Asked Questions. They can be found at
<http://www.jgsny2006.org/frequently_asked_questions.cfm>,
along with the already xisting sections on Conference Registration,
Hotel Reservations, Hotel Accommodations, and Miscellaneous.

We tried to anticipate as many questions about the cemetery visits as
we could think of and hopefully haven't left anything out. Be sure to
read them all and if you have any further inquiries please post them
to the New York 2006 Conference Mailing List.

You can sign up for the mailing list by visiting
<http://lyris.jewishgen.org/listmanager/>.

During your cemetery visit, please consider indexing your ancestral
landsmanshaftn plot or other burial society (synagogue, fraternal
organization, occupational plot, etc.) for the JewishGen Online
Worldwide Burial Registry (JOWBR).

Ada Green
Conference Cemetery Liaison
adagreen@att.net


Re: Shul in Lancut, Poland #rabbinic

Benjamin Richler <benjaminr@...>
 

On 2005.12.19, Lawrence Litwin <theslice@sympatico.ca> wrote:

I am looking for any information regarding the Shul in Lancut
Poland. Any pictures and historical information would greatly
help my research.
I suggest searching "images" on Google. Sometimes the results are
disapponting, sometimes revealing. There are dozens of photos of
the synagogue in Lancut, including some closeups of the interior.

Benjamin Richler

[Moderator's Note: Google Image search may be found at
http://www.google.com/imghp?hl=en&tab=wi&q= ]


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Re: Shul in Lancut, Poland #rabbinic

Benjamin Richler <benjaminr@...>
 

On 2005.12.19, Lawrence Litwin <theslice@sympatico.ca> wrote:

I am looking for any information regarding the Shul in Lancut
Poland. Any pictures and historical information would greatly
help my research.
I suggest searching "images" on Google. Sometimes the results are
disapponting, sometimes revealing. There are dozens of photos of
the synagogue in Lancut, including some closeups of the interior.

Benjamin Richler

[Moderator's Note: Google Image search may be found at
http://www.google.com/imghp?hl=en&tab=wi&q= ]


German University archives - Re: research visit to Munich #germany

Andreas J Schwab <andreas.schwab@...>
 

If you want to know if some of your ancestors/relatives were registered
at a German university, you may visit the university archives and
search the records in person. I found the courses that my grandfather
took at the end of the 19th century at the University of Munich, the
names of his professors, and the addresses where he lived during the
semester. Again, prepare your visit and write to the archives in
advance so they are prepared for your visit.

Andreas Schwab, suburban Montreal, Canada. email: andreas.schwab@mcgill.ca


German SIG #Germany German University archives - Re: research visit to Munich #germany

Andreas J Schwab <andreas.schwab@...>
 

If you want to know if some of your ancestors/relatives were registered
at a German university, you may visit the university archives and
search the records in person. I found the courses that my grandfather
took at the end of the 19th century at the University of Munich, the
names of his professors, and the addresses where he lived during the
semester. Again, prepare your visit and write to the archives in
advance so they are prepared for your visit.

Andreas Schwab, suburban Montreal, Canada. email: andreas.schwab@mcgill.ca


San Diego Jewish Genealogical Society, Jan. 8 #general

enalibof@...
 

From: Ellen Naliboff enalibof@netscape.net
San Diego Jewish Genealogical Society
Next meeting: Sunday, Jan 8, 1:00 P.M.
Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center 2nd Floor Sr. Activity Room
4126 Executive Drive in La Jolla
Program New "Navigating the New York State Census with Fewer Tears"

Presenter: Joel Weintraub, Ph.D., Joel Weintraub was born and raised in
Manhattan. He presently is an emeritus Biology Professor at California
State University Fullerton and has won awards for his science teaching.
He became interested in genealogy several years ago, and regularly
volunteers at the National Archives and Records Administration. Joel
started transcribing streets within census districts to help
researchers search the 1930 U.S. Census. He was joined in the venture
by David Kehs and Stephen Morse, and together, they have produced a
large number of online census searching utilities. Recently Joel
expanded his interests to the New York State censuses of 1905-1925. New
York City and State censuses were taken between the federal census
years. Many of the New York State census records are available on FHL
microfilm. However, most of the New York State Census records are not
indexed. It is well known that the New York State censuses often
contain data not found in the Federal census schedules, or not found in
the Federal census until many years later. The 1925 New York census
asked for the date and place of naturalization. Two copies of both the
1915 and 1925 census were made, one copy being sent back to the County
and another set for the whole State is at the New York State Archives.
There is a $3 fee for non-members; this fee will be waived for those
choosing to join at the meeting

Don't forget to check SDJGS's Web site at www.sdjgs.org. for the latest
details on upcoming events and SDJGS news.
http://www.homestead.com/sdjgs/


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen San Diego Jewish Genealogical Society, Jan. 8 #general

enalibof@...
 

From: Ellen Naliboff enalibof@netscape.net
San Diego Jewish Genealogical Society
Next meeting: Sunday, Jan 8, 1:00 P.M.
Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center 2nd Floor Sr. Activity Room
4126 Executive Drive in La Jolla
Program New "Navigating the New York State Census with Fewer Tears"

Presenter: Joel Weintraub, Ph.D., Joel Weintraub was born and raised in
Manhattan. He presently is an emeritus Biology Professor at California
State University Fullerton and has won awards for his science teaching.
He became interested in genealogy several years ago, and regularly
volunteers at the National Archives and Records Administration. Joel
started transcribing streets within census districts to help
researchers search the 1930 U.S. Census. He was joined in the venture
by David Kehs and Stephen Morse, and together, they have produced a
large number of online census searching utilities. Recently Joel
expanded his interests to the New York State censuses of 1905-1925. New
York City and State censuses were taken between the federal census
years. Many of the New York State census records are available on FHL
microfilm. However, most of the New York State Census records are not
indexed. It is well known that the New York State censuses often
contain data not found in the Federal census schedules, or not found in
the Federal census until many years later. The 1925 New York census
asked for the date and place of naturalization. Two copies of both the
1915 and 1925 census were made, one copy being sent back to the County
and another set for the whole State is at the New York State Archives.
There is a $3 fee for non-members; this fee will be waived for those
choosing to join at the meeting

Don't forget to check SDJGS's Web site at www.sdjgs.org. for the latest
details on upcoming events and SDJGS news.
http://www.homestead.com/sdjgs/


Searching ZWEIGENBAUM who died 1809, Hamm (Westphalia) #germany

David Glowsky <David.Glowsky@...>
 

I'm searching the place of birth of my ancestor
- Anna Maria ZWEIGENBAUM
- Birth: 1777 (calculated, +/- 10 years), Alsace (probably)
- Death: 1809, Hamm (Westphalia)
- Husband: Friedrich GLOSQUE (GLOSQUEN)
- Marriage: 1803, probably in Alsace or Saarland

Also at: http://glowsky.de/65.html (in German, with certificate of death)

David Glowsky, Leipzig, Germany, david.glowsky@gmx.de


German SIG #Germany Searching ZWEIGENBAUM who died 1809, Hamm (Westphalia) #germany

David Glowsky <David.Glowsky@...>
 

I'm searching the place of birth of my ancestor
- Anna Maria ZWEIGENBAUM
- Birth: 1777 (calculated, +/- 10 years), Alsace (probably)
- Death: 1809, Hamm (Westphalia)
- Husband: Friedrich GLOSQUE (GLOSQUEN)
- Marriage: 1803, probably in Alsace or Saarland

Also at: http://glowsky.de/65.html (in German, with certificate of death)

David Glowsky, Leipzig, Germany, david.glowsky@gmx.de


SITE CITE: Bavarian State Library Re: seek help preparing research trip to Munich #germany

Andreas J Schwab <andreas.schwab@...>
 

The Bavarian State Library (Bayerische Staatsbibliothek) in Munich:

http://www.bsb-muenchen.de/

owns a rich collection of publications. It is the reference library for
Bavaria and thus holds copies of most works published there, including
newspapers, magazines, and compact discs. One useful resource I found
there are the historical address books (directories) of the City of
Munich. The library holds many other directories of Bavarian cities and
towns, as well as some of places such as Breslau (Wroclaw). There are
also books on the history of various Jewish communities in rural Bavaria.

Its catalogue is available online at:
http://opacplus.bsb-muenchen.de/InfoGuideClient/switchLanguage.do?
Language=en (You will need Java and cookies to search the catalogue).

Please keep in mind that most of the holdings useful to genealogsts are
kept in storage and have to be ordered in advance to be studied in the
reading room. Therefore, it is recommended to preregister with the
library in advance in order to obtain prompt access to the requested
material. For on-line preretistration go to:

https://www.bsb-muenchen.de/benuetzu/anmeld.htm
The registration process is outlined at:

http://www.bsb-muenchen.de/english/ausw_e.htm
http://www.bsb-muenchen.de/english/ausw_best_e.htm
Even if you are preregistered, you will have to register in person the
day of your first visit. Bring your passport.

The use of computers in the reading room has to be authorized in
advance. I do not know if the same holds for digital cameras.
As usual, a fruitful visit has to be prepared carefully.

The following instructions are quoted from:

http://www.bsb-muenchen.de/english/ausw_best_e.htm

1. "If you want to use on a short term basis collections of the Bavarian
State Library, you should be aware that in most cases the books and
periodicals cannot be consulted on the spot but must be ordered some
days in advance via the BSB-OPAC >from the stacks. [...] To make sure
that you will be provided with the requested literature in time, we
advise you, if possible, to search and order yourself the required
items via the OPACplus (BSB catalogue)"


2. "Publication >from 1841-1952 are not indexed in the main catalog but at
http://www.bsb-muenchen.de/english/qk_e.htm "

Andreas Schwab, suburban Montreal, Canada. email: andreas.schwab@mcgill.ca


German SIG #Germany SITE CITE: Bavarian State Library Re: seek help preparing research trip to Munich #germany

Andreas J Schwab <andreas.schwab@...>
 

The Bavarian State Library (Bayerische Staatsbibliothek) in Munich:

http://www.bsb-muenchen.de/

owns a rich collection of publications. It is the reference library for
Bavaria and thus holds copies of most works published there, including
newspapers, magazines, and compact discs. One useful resource I found
there are the historical address books (directories) of the City of
Munich. The library holds many other directories of Bavarian cities and
towns, as well as some of places such as Breslau (Wroclaw). There are
also books on the history of various Jewish communities in rural Bavaria.

Its catalogue is available online at:
http://opacplus.bsb-muenchen.de/InfoGuideClient/switchLanguage.do?
Language=en (You will need Java and cookies to search the catalogue).

Please keep in mind that most of the holdings useful to genealogsts are
kept in storage and have to be ordered in advance to be studied in the
reading room. Therefore, it is recommended to preregister with the
library in advance in order to obtain prompt access to the requested
material. For on-line preretistration go to:

https://www.bsb-muenchen.de/benuetzu/anmeld.htm
The registration process is outlined at:

http://www.bsb-muenchen.de/english/ausw_e.htm
http://www.bsb-muenchen.de/english/ausw_best_e.htm
Even if you are preregistered, you will have to register in person the
day of your first visit. Bring your passport.

The use of computers in the reading room has to be authorized in
advance. I do not know if the same holds for digital cameras.
As usual, a fruitful visit has to be prepared carefully.

The following instructions are quoted from:

http://www.bsb-muenchen.de/english/ausw_best_e.htm

1. "If you want to use on a short term basis collections of the Bavarian
State Library, you should be aware that in most cases the books and
periodicals cannot be consulted on the spot but must be ordered some
days in advance via the BSB-OPAC >from the stacks. [...] To make sure
that you will be provided with the requested literature in time, we
advise you, if possible, to search and order yourself the required
items via the OPACplus (BSB catalogue)"


2. "Publication >from 1841-1952 are not indexed in the main catalog but at
http://www.bsb-muenchen.de/english/qk_e.htm "

Andreas Schwab, suburban Montreal, Canada. email: andreas.schwab@mcgill.ca


More latkes, langos, etc. (A new cookbook) #hungary

HeyJudy123@...
 

Just today, I opened a package containing some books that I had bought
on-line, to use as gifts.

Among them is a work called "A Taste of the Past: The Daily Life and Cooking
of a 19th Century Hungarian Jewish Homemaker" by an author named Andras
KOERNER. (University Press of New England, Lebanon, New Hampshire, 2004.)

Obviously, just >from the title, the author makes it clear that this book is
anecdotal, based on his own grandmother's recipes.

He offers no recipes for either potato pancakes or doughnuts; for Hanukah,
he says that his grandmother had fried either dough strips or sweet apple
dumplings.

About the flatbread called "langos," however, he offers practically a
mini-dissertation.

I have no connection with either this author or his publisher.

Judy SEGAL
New York City USA


Re: Jews in Sumeg,Hungary. #hungary

andrea steckerl <geneagirl64@...>
 

Dear moderator,
I clicked on the Jewishgen link you provided, and it said no information...I
entered the family name and towns for several familiy names and have no
leadway. I know that the LDS has done Jewish research, and that's how I
found some ancestors in Vienna. That part was easy. Unfortunately the
records available do not go back far enough in Czech. Rep. and Vienna to
find more relatives. As for Hungary, I did not find on microfiche in the LDS
library when I was there, for any listing for Jews in Sumeg. Should I be
looking for a county instead of a town? When I was looking under the Czech
Rep. for any entry for Miroslav, there was none either. Maybe no one >from the
LDS has recorded any documents >from either town??? I do not know where else
to turn? . Please advise... thanks, Andrea Steckerl


Hungary SIG #Hungary More latkes, langos, etc. (A new cookbook) #hungary

HeyJudy123@...
 

Just today, I opened a package containing some books that I had bought
on-line, to use as gifts.

Among them is a work called "A Taste of the Past: The Daily Life and Cooking
of a 19th Century Hungarian Jewish Homemaker" by an author named Andras
KOERNER. (University Press of New England, Lebanon, New Hampshire, 2004.)

Obviously, just >from the title, the author makes it clear that this book is
anecdotal, based on his own grandmother's recipes.

He offers no recipes for either potato pancakes or doughnuts; for Hanukah,
he says that his grandmother had fried either dough strips or sweet apple
dumplings.

About the flatbread called "langos," however, he offers practically a
mini-dissertation.

I have no connection with either this author or his publisher.

Judy SEGAL
New York City USA


Hungary SIG #Hungary Re: Jews in Sumeg,Hungary. #hungary

andrea steckerl <geneagirl64@...>
 

Dear moderator,
I clicked on the Jewishgen link you provided, and it said no information...I
entered the family name and towns for several familiy names and have no
leadway. I know that the LDS has done Jewish research, and that's how I
found some ancestors in Vienna. That part was easy. Unfortunately the
records available do not go back far enough in Czech. Rep. and Vienna to
find more relatives. As for Hungary, I did not find on microfiche in the LDS
library when I was there, for any listing for Jews in Sumeg. Should I be
looking for a county instead of a town? When I was looking under the Czech
Rep. for any entry for Miroslav, there was none either. Maybe no one >from the
LDS has recorded any documents >from either town??? I do not know where else
to turn? . Please advise... thanks, Andrea Steckerl


Re: Jews in Sumeg, Hungary #hungary

"רוזן
 

Please forgive my English

Do you know if yours Fuscher are LEVI?

My are

Anat

Israel

-----Original Message-----
From: andrea steckerl [mailto:geneagirl64@hotmail.com]
Sent: Friday, December 16, 2005 6:24 PM
To: H-SIG
Subject: [h-sig] Jews in Sumeg, Hungary



Hi Everyone,
I am researching both sides of my father's family, and my gr-grandmother

came >from Sumeg, Hungary. She was named Theresia Berger and was born in
1854
or 1856. I know she had a brother Samuel and he moved with the family to

Graz,then Vienna.
I was wondering, when going to the LDS, under what category would one
look
for Jewish births in Sumeg, Hungary? Does one exist? I looked several
years
ago and couldn't find one. I would greatly appreciate anyone helping.
Thanks, Sincerely, Andrea Steckerl

Researching : Steckerl ( Miroslav), Weiss ( Gussing,Graz), Berger
(Sumeg),
Jelinek ( Cernici ), Fischer ( Mikulov).

Moderator: Have you checked the database of FHL Jewish Records on the
JewishGen website? It indicates that the FHL did indeed film Jewish
records covering 1876-1895. See
http://data.jewishgen.org/wconnect/wc.dll?jg~jgsys~fhliajgs for details.


*re: Jewish records in Catholic parishes #hungary

Tom Venetianer <tom.vene@...>
 

Hello Alex and all,

I would suggest that those who found some Jewish records among Catholic registers let us know how they discovered those records, where (town names) they found them, which periods have they examined, how the entries looked, in which language were they recorded, and any other tips which would facilitate such searches.

With those information, we could initiate a group-wide search for the towns of our individual interests, then report our successes (or failures).

Once I tried to search the Liptovsky Mikulas (Liptoszentmiklos), Slovakia Church records and was stumped by their complexity. Not only were they written in Latin, but their format is completely different >from Jewish records. They were descriptive (not tabular), hard to extract information mainly because Latin plus 18th and 19th century handwritings are a complicated mix to decipher. Frankly, I gave up after examining a few meters of one of the LDS films.

But maybe other members had different experiences which I hope they can share with us.

Regards
Tom

At 00:00 -0600 18.12.2005, H-SIG digest wrote:
Subject: Jewish records in Catholic parishes
From: alex p miller <alex.miller@juno.com>
Date: Fri, 16 Dec 2005 07:25:27 -0500
X-Message-Number: 5

This is rather encouraging. It is evidence that Jewish records do exist
in the Catholic registers. How do we research this further?

Alex Miller
-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-
Tom Venetianer <mailto:tom.vene@uol.com.br>
Sao Paulo - Brazil


Hungary SIG #Hungary RE: Jews in Sumeg, Hungary #hungary

"רוזן
 

Please forgive my English

Do you know if yours Fuscher are LEVI?

My are

Anat

Israel

-----Original Message-----
From: andrea steckerl [mailto:geneagirl64@hotmail.com]
Sent: Friday, December 16, 2005 6:24 PM
To: H-SIG
Subject: [h-sig] Jews in Sumeg, Hungary



Hi Everyone,
I am researching both sides of my father's family, and my gr-grandmother

came >from Sumeg, Hungary. She was named Theresia Berger and was born in
1854
or 1856. I know she had a brother Samuel and he moved with the family to

Graz,then Vienna.
I was wondering, when going to the LDS, under what category would one
look
for Jewish births in Sumeg, Hungary? Does one exist? I looked several
years
ago and couldn't find one. I would greatly appreciate anyone helping.
Thanks, Sincerely, Andrea Steckerl

Researching : Steckerl ( Miroslav), Weiss ( Gussing,Graz), Berger
(Sumeg),
Jelinek ( Cernici ), Fischer ( Mikulov).

Moderator: Have you checked the database of FHL Jewish Records on the
JewishGen website? It indicates that the FHL did indeed film Jewish
records covering 1876-1895. See
http://data.jewishgen.org/wconnect/wc.dll?jg~jgsys~fhliajgs for details.


Hungary SIG #Hungary *re: Jewish records in Catholic parishes #hungary

Tom Venetianer <tom.vene@...>
 

Hello Alex and all,

I would suggest that those who found some Jewish records among Catholic registers let us know how they discovered those records, where (town names) they found them, which periods have they examined, how the entries looked, in which language were they recorded, and any other tips which would facilitate such searches.

With those information, we could initiate a group-wide search for the towns of our individual interests, then report our successes (or failures).

Once I tried to search the Liptovsky Mikulas (Liptoszentmiklos), Slovakia Church records and was stumped by their complexity. Not only were they written in Latin, but their format is completely different >from Jewish records. They were descriptive (not tabular), hard to extract information mainly because Latin plus 18th and 19th century handwritings are a complicated mix to decipher. Frankly, I gave up after examining a few meters of one of the LDS films.

But maybe other members had different experiences which I hope they can share with us.

Regards
Tom

At 00:00 -0600 18.12.2005, H-SIG digest wrote:
Subject: Jewish records in Catholic parishes
From: alex p miller <alex.miller@juno.com>
Date: Fri, 16 Dec 2005 07:25:27 -0500
X-Message-Number: 5

This is rather encouraging. It is evidence that Jewish records do exist
in the Catholic registers. How do we research this further?

Alex Miller
-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-
Tom Venetianer <mailto:tom.vene@uol.com.br>
Sao Paulo - Brazil