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Seeking landsleit: Polaniec (Yiddish-Plontch or Planch) #general

Michael Gottlieb <gottlm@...>
 

If you are a descendant of the shtetl of Planch, you may be interested to know
that The First Plancher Benevolent Society is one of the oldest continuously (and
still) functioning landsmanschaft organizations in America.

You can find a vast amount of information on the town at the website
www.plontch.net.

The next general meeting of the Plancher Society will be the annual
"Hazkarah" meeting, commemorating the Yahrtseit (6th of Cheshvan) of the
destruction of the town at the hands of the Nazis and their collaborators.
Date: Sunday, November 13, 2005.

For more information please contact Michael Gottlieb at
gottlm@optonline.net.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Seeking landsleit: Polaniec (Yiddish-Plontch or Planch) #general

Michael Gottlieb <gottlm@...>
 

If you are a descendant of the shtetl of Planch, you may be interested to know
that The First Plancher Benevolent Society is one of the oldest continuously (and
still) functioning landsmanschaft organizations in America.

You can find a vast amount of information on the town at the website
www.plontch.net.

The next general meeting of the Plancher Society will be the annual
"Hazkarah" meeting, commemorating the Yahrtseit (6th of Cheshvan) of the
destruction of the town at the hands of the Nazis and their collaborators.
Date: Sunday, November 13, 2005.

For more information please contact Michael Gottlieb at
gottlm@optonline.net.


NYC Census Update #general

Joel Weintraub <jweintraub@...>
 

Group,

Just an update on the utilities for the New York City Census on the Morse
One Step site. http://www.stevemorse.org/nyc/nyc.php

Our initial goal was to produce aids for researchers to find the Assembly
District/Election District number (AD/ED) of their target address for the
New York State Censuses of 1905, 1915, and 1925 for the five boroughs of
NYC. Three census years x five NYC boroughs gives 15 entities to cover.
Two entities lack census schedules (Queens and Staten Island 1905). Of the
remaining 13, only Staten Island 1925 has a commercially available name
index, so a geographical method must be employed to find the AD/ED number,
and then the Family History Library film number, in order to see the Census
schedules for the boroughs/years. (Suzanne Danet is working on an everyname
index for Brooklyn 1925 that is on the Morse website.)

We employed a number of strategies to provide such utilities. Bronx 1915
was just put up on the website, and is based on maps >from the New York
Public Library that only show half of that borough...thus only half of the
AD/EDs are searchable. With the latest database, we have covered twelve of
the thirteen entities; only Bronx 1905 is uncovered.

Most of the utilities are based on producing or reading maps of the
necessary AD/EDs, and transcribing streets. Since Election District
boundaries often changed between Elections, the accuracy of this approach
isn't 100%. A better way would be to have a table of an address to an AD/ED
specific to the NY Census date. Such tables are also being worked on, and
when completed will be added to the existing utilities. Read the FAQs on the
website to find out further information on the utilities.

I have run out of mapping resources for doing Bronx 1905 or completing at
this time Bronx 1915. If anyone is doing research in the Bronx archives,
and comes across ED boundary definitions for 1905 or/and 1915, photocopy
them, and contact me. Such descriptions were required to be publicized by
law, and might appear in Bronx newspapers of that time or perhaps Election
Boards. We checked the NY Times archives and they do not have what we need.

The 1925 NY census is often touted as providing detailed information as to
what court naturalizations occurred. I have found that the NYC enumerators
were not consistent in filling out that part of the census. Some did put
down the actual court and date of naturalization while others just put down
a year and a state (e.g. "NY"). It would be interesting to see a copy of
the instructions to enumerators for these state censuses, but so far I have
been unable to find a copy. The 1925 census was the last one done by New
York State. In the late 1930s the state legislature agreed to use the
Federal census for their apportionment needs.

Enjoy...

Joel Weintraub


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen NYC Census Update #general

Joel Weintraub <jweintraub@...>
 

Group,

Just an update on the utilities for the New York City Census on the Morse
One Step site. http://www.stevemorse.org/nyc/nyc.php

Our initial goal was to produce aids for researchers to find the Assembly
District/Election District number (AD/ED) of their target address for the
New York State Censuses of 1905, 1915, and 1925 for the five boroughs of
NYC. Three census years x five NYC boroughs gives 15 entities to cover.
Two entities lack census schedules (Queens and Staten Island 1905). Of the
remaining 13, only Staten Island 1925 has a commercially available name
index, so a geographical method must be employed to find the AD/ED number,
and then the Family History Library film number, in order to see the Census
schedules for the boroughs/years. (Suzanne Danet is working on an everyname
index for Brooklyn 1925 that is on the Morse website.)

We employed a number of strategies to provide such utilities. Bronx 1915
was just put up on the website, and is based on maps >from the New York
Public Library that only show half of that borough...thus only half of the
AD/EDs are searchable. With the latest database, we have covered twelve of
the thirteen entities; only Bronx 1905 is uncovered.

Most of the utilities are based on producing or reading maps of the
necessary AD/EDs, and transcribing streets. Since Election District
boundaries often changed between Elections, the accuracy of this approach
isn't 100%. A better way would be to have a table of an address to an AD/ED
specific to the NY Census date. Such tables are also being worked on, and
when completed will be added to the existing utilities. Read the FAQs on the
website to find out further information on the utilities.

I have run out of mapping resources for doing Bronx 1905 or completing at
this time Bronx 1915. If anyone is doing research in the Bronx archives,
and comes across ED boundary definitions for 1905 or/and 1915, photocopy
them, and contact me. Such descriptions were required to be publicized by
law, and might appear in Bronx newspapers of that time or perhaps Election
Boards. We checked the NY Times archives and they do not have what we need.

The 1925 NY census is often touted as providing detailed information as to
what court naturalizations occurred. I have found that the NYC enumerators
were not consistent in filling out that part of the census. Some did put
down the actual court and date of naturalization while others just put down
a year and a state (e.g. "NY"). It would be interesting to see a copy of
the instructions to enumerators for these state censuses, but so far I have
been unable to find a copy. The 1925 census was the last one done by New
York State. In the late 1930s the state legislature agreed to use the
Federal census for their apportionment needs.

Enjoy...

Joel Weintraub


Saul Isseroff #general

Neil@...
 

Looking for a working email for Saul Isseroff.
Please reply privately,
Neil Rosenstein


Privacy on the internet #general

Brenda J Freedland <brendajf@...>
 

I am concerned when a photo is associated with a name and/or
address--especially if it is a child. This is a real problem. With
GoogleEarth.com one can find any address, so the addresses are the items
about which to be most concerned.

Having said that, there is a website 555-1212, that is a subscription site.
One can get info by name, address, or phone number, unless the phone number
is not listed. This is a real problem.

I have gone to 5551212 to get someone's address and then gone to GoogleEarth
to see where they live. Predators have the same ability. We're between a
rock and a hard place.

Brenda Freedland Pangborn

----- Original Message -----
From: "Dorothy Harper" <dorothyharper17@hotmail.com>
I have been reading through my Jewishgen digests and noticed some people
concerned about privacy with our families on the internet.

I have Family Tree Maker, with a Home Page and I am just beginning to put
my "book" on my home page.

I remember that years ago I notified Google to delete my home phone
number, when clicked on it gave not only my address but a map on how to
get to my house.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Saul Isseroff #general

Neil@...
 

Looking for a working email for Saul Isseroff.
Please reply privately,
Neil Rosenstein


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Privacy on the internet #general

Brenda J Freedland <brendajf@...>
 

I am concerned when a photo is associated with a name and/or
address--especially if it is a child. This is a real problem. With
GoogleEarth.com one can find any address, so the addresses are the items
about which to be most concerned.

Having said that, there is a website 555-1212, that is a subscription site.
One can get info by name, address, or phone number, unless the phone number
is not listed. This is a real problem.

I have gone to 5551212 to get someone's address and then gone to GoogleEarth
to see where they live. Predators have the same ability. We're between a
rock and a hard place.

Brenda Freedland Pangborn

----- Original Message -----
From: "Dorothy Harper" <dorothyharper17@hotmail.com>
I have been reading through my Jewishgen digests and noticed some people
concerned about privacy with our families on the internet.

I have Family Tree Maker, with a Home Page and I am just beginning to put
my "book" on my home page.

I remember that years ago I notified Google to delete my home phone
number, when clicked on it gave not only my address but a map on how to
get to my house.


Ivan Elion #southafrica

Saul Issroff <saul@...>
 

Ivan Elion passed away in Johannesburg today.

Ivan, founder of the JGS in Johannesburg and Chairman until a few years ago,
was an outstanding research initator and contributor to the cause of SA
Jewish genealogy. He also edited their newsletter for some time. A
pharmacist by profession, he was a man with many interests, embracing
gardening (with a major botanical knowledge base) to jewellery manufacture
as hobbies.

We extend our sincere condolences and long life to his family and partner.

Saul Issroff


South Africa SIG #SouthAfrica Ivan Elion #southafrica

Saul Issroff <saul@...>
 

Ivan Elion passed away in Johannesburg today.

Ivan, founder of the JGS in Johannesburg and Chairman until a few years ago,
was an outstanding research initator and contributor to the cause of SA
Jewish genealogy. He also edited their newsletter for some time. A
pharmacist by profession, he was a man with many interests, embracing
gardening (with a major botanical knowledge base) to jewellery manufacture
as hobbies.

We extend our sincere condolences and long life to his family and partner.

Saul Issroff


Need Help to complete Index of 1905 List of Jewish Property Owners #poland

Bialystoker
 

Through the cooperation of the Museum of the Great Synagogue of Tykocin,
BIALYGen has acquired a copy of the 1905 List of Jewish Property Owners.
A volunteer has translated and transliterated most of the 376 entries on
this list, but we still have some questions about some Surnames, Given
Names, and Occupations on this list. The list is in Russian Cyrillic
script.

If you can read Russian, please take a look at the entries posted at
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/bialygen/1905TykocinList.htm and
provide your best transliterations for the surnames and given names
listed and your translation of the occupations. Please email these to me
at bialystoker@comcast.net identifying the translation/transliteration
by Record Number and Column Number.

Thank you in advance for your help.

Mark Halpern
Coordinator

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately.


BialyGen: Bialystok Region #Bialystok #Poland Need Help to complete Index of 1905 List of Jewish Property Owners #poland

Bialystoker
 

Through the cooperation of the Museum of the Great Synagogue of Tykocin,
BIALYGen has acquired a copy of the 1905 List of Jewish Property Owners.
A volunteer has translated and transliterated most of the 376 entries on
this list, but we still have some questions about some Surnames, Given
Names, and Occupations on this list. The list is in Russian Cyrillic
script.

If you can read Russian, please take a look at the entries posted at
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/bialygen/1905TykocinList.htm and
provide your best transliterations for the surnames and given names
listed and your translation of the occupations. Please email these to me
at bialystoker@comcast.net identifying the translation/transliteration
by Record Number and Column Number.

Thank you in advance for your help.

Mark Halpern
Coordinator

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately.


WHO KNOWS THIS MAN 60Years ago #poland

Berneman Lazare <lazare.berneman@...>
 

REMEMBER KOZIENICE 16 Tishri (Sep 27 1942)

Hello to all of you,

Please Help me and look at the View Mate #7020 .

http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/toview.html # 7020

Who knows this man ??

He saved my mother in may 45 in Germany by giving her a Britsh uniform and
taking her with him in train >from Germany to Lier in Antwerp Belgium
(helping her with all the check points)

Responses private : lazare.berneman@belgacom.net

Regards and Thank you

Lazare Berneman
Antwerp Belgium


JRI Poland #Poland WHO KNOWS THIS MAN 60Years ago #poland

Berneman Lazare <lazare.berneman@...>
 

REMEMBER KOZIENICE 16 Tishri (Sep 27 1942)

Hello to all of you,

Please Help me and look at the View Mate #7020 .

http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/toview.html # 7020

Who knows this man ??

He saved my mother in may 45 in Germany by giving her a Britsh uniform and
taking her with him in train >from Germany to Lier in Antwerp Belgium
(helping her with all the check points)

Responses private : lazare.berneman@belgacom.net

Regards and Thank you

Lazare Berneman
Antwerp Belgium


Scott Noar e-mail #lithuania

Joel Ratner
 

The 1858 Vilna City Revision List message sent to Scott Noar came back with
the following message:

Hi. This is the qmail-send program at mail2.sanimail.com.
I'm afraid I wasn't able to deliver your message to the following addresses.
This is a permanent error; I've given up. Sorry it didn't work out.

<sman@uscom.com>:
user is over quota


Scott, please let me know how I can get you your records.

Joel Ratner
Coordinator, Vilna District Research Group

MODERATOR'S NOTE: If anyone has an updated e-mail address for
Scott Noar, please respond to Joel privately.


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Scott Noar e-mail #lithuania

Joel Ratner
 

The 1858 Vilna City Revision List message sent to Scott Noar came back with
the following message:

Hi. This is the qmail-send program at mail2.sanimail.com.
I'm afraid I wasn't able to deliver your message to the following addresses.
This is a permanent error; I've given up. Sorry it didn't work out.

<sman@uscom.com>:
user is over quota


Scott, please let me know how I can get you your records.

Joel Ratner
Coordinator, Vilna District Research Group

MODERATOR'S NOTE: If anyone has an updated e-mail address for
Scott Noar, please respond to Joel privately.


Re: Patterns of moving from one town to another #lithuania

water wind & stars <shiralunacy@...>
 

It occurs to me that one key aspect of the "mystery" behind a given move
is the extent to which the move was an individual's free choice (even if
forced, in a sense, by economic conditions) or govt intervention into
people's lives, such as Carol Rider's story about "breaking the law" or
in times of war deportation eastward because Jews might "collaborate with
the enemy."

Even within the realm of free choice, there may have been cases where
poor Jews had more mobility--could take off with a pekl over their shoulder
if they didn't like a place--while rich Jews were more firmly tied to a
particular area because of vested (non-transportable) interests, e.g. a
timber business.

So when it comes to that special genealogical combination of guess-work +
detective-work, it's worth trying to discover as many different background
factors (such as the above) as possible in order to place a move, even if
very approximately, where it falls on the free choice spectrum This kind
of thinking always must include examining our own assumptions--things we
take for granted since we have so much more individual freedom in running
our lives than previous generations "in that time and place." The weight
of circumstance is something that you learn more and more about as you
read Yizkor book material... details carrying a lot of meaning that
suddenly come alive in someone's personal account. I don't want to
overdo the dark side but being lately immersed in Yizkor books, all I can
say is.....it was rough.

Sonia Kovitz


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Re: Patterns of moving from one town to another #lithuania

water wind & stars <shiralunacy@...>
 

It occurs to me that one key aspect of the "mystery" behind a given move
is the extent to which the move was an individual's free choice (even if
forced, in a sense, by economic conditions) or govt intervention into
people's lives, such as Carol Rider's story about "breaking the law" or
in times of war deportation eastward because Jews might "collaborate with
the enemy."

Even within the realm of free choice, there may have been cases where
poor Jews had more mobility--could take off with a pekl over their shoulder
if they didn't like a place--while rich Jews were more firmly tied to a
particular area because of vested (non-transportable) interests, e.g. a
timber business.

So when it comes to that special genealogical combination of guess-work +
detective-work, it's worth trying to discover as many different background
factors (such as the above) as possible in order to place a move, even if
very approximately, where it falls on the free choice spectrum This kind
of thinking always must include examining our own assumptions--things we
take for granted since we have so much more individual freedom in running
our lives than previous generations "in that time and place." The weight
of circumstance is something that you learn more and more about as you
read Yizkor book material... details carrying a lot of meaning that
suddenly come alive in someone's personal account. I don't want to
overdo the dark side but being lately immersed in Yizkor books, all I can
say is.....it was rough.

Sonia Kovitz


Paris Birth Records #france

Peter Lebensold
 

Charles LEBENSOLD (as Karl) appears in the Auschwitz arrival lists for 22
June 1942 as Prisoner #40947. He is listed as having been born in Paris
6e, resided Paris XI.

My question is: Are there, somewhere, copies of birth certificates for Paris
VI, that might provide me with - among other things - the names of
Charles/Karl's parents? Or lists of residents of Paris XI?

Thank you.

Peter Lebensold
Toronto, Canada


French SIG #France Paris Birth Records #france

Peter Lebensold
 

Charles LEBENSOLD (as Karl) appears in the Auschwitz arrival lists for 22
June 1942 as Prisoner #40947. He is listed as having been born in Paris
6e, resided Paris XI.

My question is: Are there, somewhere, copies of birth certificates for Paris
VI, that might provide me with - among other things - the names of
Charles/Karl's parents? Or lists of residents of Paris XI?

Thank you.

Peter Lebensold
Toronto, Canada