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Spiders and Headstones #general

Joan Parker <joanparker@...>
 

Hi Genners:

Coming across a headstone with weeds growing around it may be a hiding place for
spiders, especially the dangerous Brown Recluse spider which is mainly found in
southern states. By using a cane or a stick and running it back and forth in the
weeds will usually cause this "shy" spider to leave, and perhaps other unwanted
guests. Wearing long pants, long sleeves or gloves, is not a guarantee you will
not be bitten.

Bites can be >from mild reaction to severe. My daughter was bitten by a Brown
Recluse spider on her leg and had a severe reaction.

Regards,
Joanie

Joan Parker, Immediate Past President
JGS of Greater Miami, Inc.
joanparker@intergate.com
Searching: GOLDBERG, GOODSTEIN, BERGER-Plock, Poland/Russia and Brooklyn, NY;
PINKUS, WINOGRAD, ROSEN-Brest, Litovsk; Grodno, Russia maybe Odessa, Ukraine, Bronx
and Brooklyn, NY;
GELFAND, YEHUDIS, KATZ-Minsk, Bronx, NY, Miami and Miami Beach, FL.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Spiders and Headstones #general

Joan Parker <joanparker@...>
 

Hi Genners:

Coming across a headstone with weeds growing around it may be a hiding place for
spiders, especially the dangerous Brown Recluse spider which is mainly found in
southern states. By using a cane or a stick and running it back and forth in the
weeds will usually cause this "shy" spider to leave, and perhaps other unwanted
guests. Wearing long pants, long sleeves or gloves, is not a guarantee you will
not be bitten.

Bites can be >from mild reaction to severe. My daughter was bitten by a Brown
Recluse spider on her leg and had a severe reaction.

Regards,
Joanie

Joan Parker, Immediate Past President
JGS of Greater Miami, Inc.
joanparker@intergate.com
Searching: GOLDBERG, GOODSTEIN, BERGER-Plock, Poland/Russia and Brooklyn, NY;
PINKUS, WINOGRAD, ROSEN-Brest, Litovsk; Grodno, Russia maybe Odessa, Ukraine, Bronx
and Brooklyn, NY;
GELFAND, YEHUDIS, KATZ-Minsk, Bronx, NY, Miami and Miami Beach, FL.


1949 Transport from Shanghai to Port of San Francisco, CA - RENDELSTEIN #general

Ricki L. Zunk <nockbockle@...>
 

According to a newspaper article in The New York Tomes, dated Feb. 22, 1949,
some 628 European Jews set sail >from Shanghai, China, aboard the troop
transport ship William H. Gordon, across the Pacific Ocean. They landed at
the Port of San Francisco on Feb. 21, 1949. 447 of these Jews were then put
aboard a "liberty train" bound for New York City. >from there these people
were to get on yet another ship to take them to the "new State of Israel."
Another contingent of 137 Jews were to be resettled in the USA, and another
44 Jews were to be resettled in Europe.

I learned that our cousins, Bernhard (b: 1890) and Rosa (b: about 1888)
RENDELSTEIN, >from Tarnopol, Galicia and Vienna, Austria, were among the 628
people aboard that particular transport. >from the ship's manifest we
learned that they were headed for "Friend: Elsa Mann, 2XXX E. 26th St., NYC;"
with a "Final Destination: Vilna Deutch Grimsby Toronto, Ontario Canada."
Bernhard and Rosa were part of the very few members of this branch of the
family to survive the Holocaust.

We know, for sure, that Bernhard and Rosa settled in Canada. They had a
daughter, Stephanie Rendelstein FRUCHTER (b: 5/1921) who was married to a
Canadian military officer. We believe that Stephanie managed to get to
Canada through her husband's connections. Apparently, Bernhard and Rosa
managed survive the war on their own. We really have no idea what happened
to them between 1921 and 1949. Most of Bernhard's siblings perished in
various concentration camps.

I have tried (with little success) to reach their daughter or granddaughter
(Denise FRUCHTER), to learn more about the family. I believe that Bernhard
and Rosa are buried either in Montreal or in Toronto. I don't know which.
The last contact information I had for Denise in Toronto is no longer valid,
and I haven't been able to locate her on the online Canadian directories.
Perhaps she got married - thus changing her surname. I really don't know.

At any rate, I would appreciate it if anyone reading this post *and* has
knowledge of the program that brought Bernhard and Rose to Canada, would
contact me privately and share what they know of said program in Canada.
Perhaps records exist that might enable me to learn what happened to them
and their daughter and granddaughter.

Also, since it's been such a long time since I posted "searching for" - I've
added it to this post - but only for my RENDELSTEIN line and only with the
towns they appeared in while living in Europe. Perhaps a town or a surname
"rings a bell" with you.

Thank you, in advance, for your kind attention to this request.

(Mrs.) Ricki Randall Zunk
South Florida, USA
nockbockle@mindspring.com

Searching for RENDELSTEIN family >from the towns of Kozova, Teofilpolka,
Brzezany, Tarnopol, Zborov, Kaplin'tse/Kaplince, Dunayev, Mikulince,
Podwoloczsyska, and Budapest, Hungary or Vienna, Austria.

They married into families with the following surnames:
FEUERING, PFEFFER, ALBIN, FRIEDEN, ROTHSTEIN, GROSS, GOTTESMAN/GELLES,
KAMMER, KATZ, KLANG, EINLINGER, MARCUS, VERSTANDIG, OCHS, VOGEL,
MAJERCZYK, GLUCK, PYCRENIK, NUSSBAUM, JUDENFREUND, KLARER, NEUGEWURZ,
SPINDEL, GELBER and ADLER.

MODERATOR NOTE: The house number in the friend's address was replaced by X's
for privacy reasons.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen 1949 Transport from Shanghai to Port of San Francisco, CA - RENDELSTEIN #general

Ricki L. Zunk <nockbockle@...>
 

According to a newspaper article in The New York Tomes, dated Feb. 22, 1949,
some 628 European Jews set sail >from Shanghai, China, aboard the troop
transport ship William H. Gordon, across the Pacific Ocean. They landed at
the Port of San Francisco on Feb. 21, 1949. 447 of these Jews were then put
aboard a "liberty train" bound for New York City. >from there these people
were to get on yet another ship to take them to the "new State of Israel."
Another contingent of 137 Jews were to be resettled in the USA, and another
44 Jews were to be resettled in Europe.

I learned that our cousins, Bernhard (b: 1890) and Rosa (b: about 1888)
RENDELSTEIN, >from Tarnopol, Galicia and Vienna, Austria, were among the 628
people aboard that particular transport. >from the ship's manifest we
learned that they were headed for "Friend: Elsa Mann, 2XXX E. 26th St., NYC;"
with a "Final Destination: Vilna Deutch Grimsby Toronto, Ontario Canada."
Bernhard and Rosa were part of the very few members of this branch of the
family to survive the Holocaust.

We know, for sure, that Bernhard and Rosa settled in Canada. They had a
daughter, Stephanie Rendelstein FRUCHTER (b: 5/1921) who was married to a
Canadian military officer. We believe that Stephanie managed to get to
Canada through her husband's connections. Apparently, Bernhard and Rosa
managed survive the war on their own. We really have no idea what happened
to them between 1921 and 1949. Most of Bernhard's siblings perished in
various concentration camps.

I have tried (with little success) to reach their daughter or granddaughter
(Denise FRUCHTER), to learn more about the family. I believe that Bernhard
and Rosa are buried either in Montreal or in Toronto. I don't know which.
The last contact information I had for Denise in Toronto is no longer valid,
and I haven't been able to locate her on the online Canadian directories.
Perhaps she got married - thus changing her surname. I really don't know.

At any rate, I would appreciate it if anyone reading this post *and* has
knowledge of the program that brought Bernhard and Rose to Canada, would
contact me privately and share what they know of said program in Canada.
Perhaps records exist that might enable me to learn what happened to them
and their daughter and granddaughter.

Also, since it's been such a long time since I posted "searching for" - I've
added it to this post - but only for my RENDELSTEIN line and only with the
towns they appeared in while living in Europe. Perhaps a town or a surname
"rings a bell" with you.

Thank you, in advance, for your kind attention to this request.

(Mrs.) Ricki Randall Zunk
South Florida, USA
nockbockle@mindspring.com

Searching for RENDELSTEIN family >from the towns of Kozova, Teofilpolka,
Brzezany, Tarnopol, Zborov, Kaplin'tse/Kaplince, Dunayev, Mikulince,
Podwoloczsyska, and Budapest, Hungary or Vienna, Austria.

They married into families with the following surnames:
FEUERING, PFEFFER, ALBIN, FRIEDEN, ROTHSTEIN, GROSS, GOTTESMAN/GELLES,
KAMMER, KATZ, KLANG, EINLINGER, MARCUS, VERSTANDIG, OCHS, VOGEL,
MAJERCZYK, GLUCK, PYCRENIK, NUSSBAUM, JUDENFREUND, KLARER, NEUGEWURZ,
SPINDEL, GELBER and ADLER.

MODERATOR NOTE: The house number in the friend's address was replaced by X's
for privacy reasons.


Re: Komarno #general

Alexander Sharon
 

Peter Kurtis wrote:

Michael,

My father was born in Komarno in 1916, which was then part of
Austria-Hungary. In Hungarian it was known as Komarom. Today it is
located in
Slovakia.

It is obviously a different town than the one that Mr. Sharon and Mr.
Halpern are referring to. It may be the one that you are looking for,
however,
as the birth certificate that you have is Austrian.
Mr. Kurtis,

I have used some historical logics in assuming that Komarno that Michael was
referring to, was located in Austrian Poland, not in Slovakia.

Komarom still exist today in Hungary, town is located on the both banks of
the Slovakian-Hungarian border Dunaj (Danube) River.

The Slovakian (smaller part of town) was renamed Komarno only after the
establishment of Czechoslovakia Republic in 1918 or perhaps even later,
following 1920 Treaty of Trianon.

It is then logical to assume that Komarno name was not in existence during
the Austro-Hungarian Empire rule, and Michael clearly refers to Komarno,
Austria. He would otherwise make a reference to Czechoslovakia.

Alexander Sharon
Calgary, Ab


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Komarno #general

Alexander Sharon
 

Peter Kurtis wrote:

Michael,

My father was born in Komarno in 1916, which was then part of
Austria-Hungary. In Hungarian it was known as Komarom. Today it is
located in
Slovakia.

It is obviously a different town than the one that Mr. Sharon and Mr.
Halpern are referring to. It may be the one that you are looking for,
however,
as the birth certificate that you have is Austrian.
Mr. Kurtis,

I have used some historical logics in assuming that Komarno that Michael was
referring to, was located in Austrian Poland, not in Slovakia.

Komarom still exist today in Hungary, town is located on the both banks of
the Slovakian-Hungarian border Dunaj (Danube) River.

The Slovakian (smaller part of town) was renamed Komarno only after the
establishment of Czechoslovakia Republic in 1918 or perhaps even later,
following 1920 Treaty of Trianon.

It is then logical to assume that Komarno name was not in existence during
the Austro-Hungarian Empire rule, and Michael clearly refers to Komarno,
Austria. He would otherwise make a reference to Czechoslovakia.

Alexander Sharon
Calgary, Ab


Help with these Towns: Kozywenka, Kriwinki or Kriwinka #general

len k
 

Hello

I've been trying to find out about my family history the name is KLINGER.
On all the incoming papers that I saw on-line looking at Ellis Island, each
of these brothers sister put down different towns they are >from and also
said Austria or Galicia.

The names of the town's are; Kozywenka, Kriwinki or Kriwinka

They came into America >from 1880's until 1910

any help would be very helpful if any one needs more info please ask and I
will see if I have it.

Leonard Klinger


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Help with these Towns: Kozywenka, Kriwinki or Kriwinka #general

len k
 

Hello

I've been trying to find out about my family history the name is KLINGER.
On all the incoming papers that I saw on-line looking at Ellis Island, each
of these brothers sister put down different towns they are >from and also
said Austria or Galicia.

The names of the town's are; Kozywenka, Kriwinki or Kriwinka

They came into America >from 1880's until 1910

any help would be very helpful if any one needs more info please ask and I
will see if I have it.

Leonard Klinger


Re: Joyce and the Jews of Dublin Was: First Jews in England--and Ireland #general

Yisrael Asper
 

There were Jews in Ireland and they were expelled with their English Jewish
compatriots. The next Irish Jewish community was Sephardic.
Yisrael Asper
yisraelasper@comcast.net
Pittsburgh PA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Joyce and the Jews of Dublin Was: First Jews in England--and Ireland #general

Yisrael Asper
 

There were Jews in Ireland and they were expelled with their English Jewish
compatriots. The next Irish Jewish community was Sephardic.
Yisrael Asper
yisraelasper@comcast.net
Pittsburgh PA


Re: Joyce and the Jews of Dublin Was: First Jews in England--and Ireland #general

Yisrael Asper
 

The King of England had the Jews of Ireland as his property. They remained
English royal possessions until they were expelled along with the other English
Jews who at the time were a branch of French Jewry more specifically Northern-
French Jewry as Ashkenazic Jewry was Northern French and German.
Yisrael Asper
yisraelasper@comcast.net
Pittsburgh PA

< yisraelasper@comcast.net > wrote:

There were Jews in Ireland and they were expelled with their English Jewish
compatriots. The next Irish Jewish community was Sephardic.
Yisrael Asper
See http://kosherdelight.com/IrelandJewishBackground.shtml

--
Nick Landau
London, UK


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Joyce and the Jews of Dublin Was: First Jews in England--and Ireland #general

Yisrael Asper
 

The King of England had the Jews of Ireland as his property. They remained
English royal possessions until they were expelled along with the other English
Jews who at the time were a branch of French Jewry more specifically Northern-
French Jewry as Ashkenazic Jewry was Northern French and German.
Yisrael Asper
yisraelasper@comcast.net
Pittsburgh PA

< yisraelasper@comcast.net > wrote:

There were Jews in Ireland and they were expelled with their English Jewish
compatriots. The next Irish Jewish community was Sephardic.
Yisrael Asper
See http://kosherdelight.com/IrelandJewishBackground.shtml

--
Nick Landau
London, UK


Re: British-Jewish genealogy #general

Yisrael Asper
 

Experts saying something is a hoax is not always good enough. A scientist saying
something can't be has a job secured for him. The one who says something can be
has to struggle for sure. The coin was in the same basic area as the stone saying
"for the land of Judah." http://www.econ.ohio-state.edu/jhm/arch/batcrk.html
Perfect nationalism expressed for the Bar Kochva period. That stone's words and
letters were unknown until Cyrus Gordon identified the letters as Hebrew and said
what it meant. He did this by simply turning the stone right side up. A forger
would have let everyone know which side was up. He also identified it as being
from approximately the first or second century. This fits in with the Bar Kochva
coins and the Roman coins and bust also in time measurements made. It seems that
there probably were far sailing in the Roman Empire at least. The Lembas of South
Africa have been identified as being descendents of Jews exactly as they claimed.
Maybe these Jews were also >from the Roman Empire. Could all this be a coincidence
and the Bar Kochva coins just happen to fit in with the nearness to the stone and
the time frame of the Roman artifacts and the amazing proof for the Lermbas who
live on the bottom of Africa yet? I don't think it could be likely. The Bar Kochva
coin looks like it was stamped on another coin exactly what one would expect >from
the Bar Kochva rebellion. It is easy to imagine less exactitude if you have to put
a coin on old coinage. It is interesting that in the article speculation about
how these coins landing in America as forgeries are so easily made despite the
fact that it is supposedly a forgery of tourist trade people in the Holy Land.
Meanwhile in the article on the Roman coins it says with so many coins some say
it has to be true. Also a beard on the Roman bust should be brought up in the
evidence as American Indians do not have beards.

Yisrael Asper
yisraelasper@comcast.net
Pittsburgh PA

< yisraelasper@comcast.net > wrote:

Jews did "arrive" in the Americas at least in the days of Bar Kochva.
There are
Bar Kochva coins in the Americas and even a stone saying for the land of
Judah.
http://www.econ.ohio-state.edu/jhm/arch/barkokhb.htm says that these coins
were identified as modern replicas by a coin expert at the Israel Museum in
Jerusalem.

Similarly Romans "arrived" in the Americas too a Roman bust was discovered
in Mexico.
See http://andrewcollins.com/page/articles/romanbust.htm

--
Nick Landau
London, UK


Re: Jews In England #general

Yisrael Asper
 

I believe they would have been listed as English. Paul Revere they say did not
shout "the British are coming" as he would not have been understood as the
colonists called themselves British this despite being of many ethnic groups.
Yisrael Asper
yisraelasper@comcast.net
Pittsburgh PA

Tell me, would the Jews in England, whether they had
been their for a couple of centuries or not.....If
they came to America, say in 1700's, would they have
been considered English or Jewish, as far as records
were concerned or as far as their descendents were
concerned?

Thanks,
Glenda Hitchcock


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: British-Jewish genealogy #general

Yisrael Asper
 

Experts saying something is a hoax is not always good enough. A scientist saying
something can't be has a job secured for him. The one who says something can be
has to struggle for sure. The coin was in the same basic area as the stone saying
"for the land of Judah." http://www.econ.ohio-state.edu/jhm/arch/batcrk.html
Perfect nationalism expressed for the Bar Kochva period. That stone's words and
letters were unknown until Cyrus Gordon identified the letters as Hebrew and said
what it meant. He did this by simply turning the stone right side up. A forger
would have let everyone know which side was up. He also identified it as being
from approximately the first or second century. This fits in with the Bar Kochva
coins and the Roman coins and bust also in time measurements made. It seems that
there probably were far sailing in the Roman Empire at least. The Lembas of South
Africa have been identified as being descendents of Jews exactly as they claimed.
Maybe these Jews were also >from the Roman Empire. Could all this be a coincidence
and the Bar Kochva coins just happen to fit in with the nearness to the stone and
the time frame of the Roman artifacts and the amazing proof for the Lermbas who
live on the bottom of Africa yet? I don't think it could be likely. The Bar Kochva
coin looks like it was stamped on another coin exactly what one would expect >from
the Bar Kochva rebellion. It is easy to imagine less exactitude if you have to put
a coin on old coinage. It is interesting that in the article speculation about
how these coins landing in America as forgeries are so easily made despite the
fact that it is supposedly a forgery of tourist trade people in the Holy Land.
Meanwhile in the article on the Roman coins it says with so many coins some say
it has to be true. Also a beard on the Roman bust should be brought up in the
evidence as American Indians do not have beards.

Yisrael Asper
yisraelasper@comcast.net
Pittsburgh PA

< yisraelasper@comcast.net > wrote:

Jews did "arrive" in the Americas at least in the days of Bar Kochva.
There are
Bar Kochva coins in the Americas and even a stone saying for the land of
Judah.
http://www.econ.ohio-state.edu/jhm/arch/barkokhb.htm says that these coins
were identified as modern replicas by a coin expert at the Israel Museum in
Jerusalem.

Similarly Romans "arrived" in the Americas too a Roman bust was discovered
in Mexico.
See http://andrewcollins.com/page/articles/romanbust.htm

--
Nick Landau
London, UK


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Jews In England #general

Yisrael Asper
 

I believe they would have been listed as English. Paul Revere they say did not
shout "the British are coming" as he would not have been understood as the
colonists called themselves British this despite being of many ethnic groups.
Yisrael Asper
yisraelasper@comcast.net
Pittsburgh PA

Tell me, would the Jews in England, whether they had
been their for a couple of centuries or not.....If
they came to America, say in 1700's, would they have
been considered English or Jewish, as far as records
were concerned or as far as their descendents were
concerned?

Thanks,
Glenda Hitchcock


Re: First Jews in England #general

Nick <tulse04-news@...>
 

"Evertjan." < exjxw.hannivoort@interxnl.net > wrote:

Schelly Talalay Dardashti wrote on 19 jul 2005 in soc.genealogy.jewish:

"The Lost Jews of Cornwall" to his presentation
on the early Jews of England.
I only had time to take a cursory glance, but found it
fascinating. Sorry I cannot provide the author's name.
Edited by Godfrey Simmons, Keith Pearce and Helen Fry

see for the content:

http://www.jewishgen.org/jcr-uk/community/exe/newsletter/jewscornwall.htm

And 66 other links:
< http://www.google.com/search?q=The.Lost.Jews.of.Cornwall >
The title is a crowdpuller but it refers to the period 1720-1913. Clearly
these are not known to the vast majority of metropolitan UK Jews, but there
were synagogues in many of the small towns all over England eg Exeter,
Plymouth, and Bristol.

There is, I presume, the story of the tinkers who went round to the (I
presume) Jews Houses and they would mark their pots in such a way that they
would know whether a non-Jew had used them and therefore made them treif (ie
not kosher).

The late Rabbi Bernard Susser did a lot of work on the history of the Jews
of the South-West.

There is also a fairly recent book about the Jews of Bristol, in which my
father briefly features in a post-War anti-fascist committee.


--
Nick Landau
London, UK

COHNREICH (Anklam, Germany Krajenka, Poland) ATLAS (Wielkie Oczy (near
Lvov/Lemberg), Poland)
WECHSLER(Schwabach, Germany) KOHN (Wallerstein and Kleinerdlingen,Germany)
LANDAU/FREDKIN(Gomel, Mogilev, Belarus)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: First Jews in England #general

Nick <tulse04-news@...>
 

"Evertjan." < exjxw.hannivoort@interxnl.net > wrote:

Schelly Talalay Dardashti wrote on 19 jul 2005 in soc.genealogy.jewish:

"The Lost Jews of Cornwall" to his presentation
on the early Jews of England.
I only had time to take a cursory glance, but found it
fascinating. Sorry I cannot provide the author's name.
Edited by Godfrey Simmons, Keith Pearce and Helen Fry

see for the content:

http://www.jewishgen.org/jcr-uk/community/exe/newsletter/jewscornwall.htm

And 66 other links:
< http://www.google.com/search?q=The.Lost.Jews.of.Cornwall >
The title is a crowdpuller but it refers to the period 1720-1913. Clearly
these are not known to the vast majority of metropolitan UK Jews, but there
were synagogues in many of the small towns all over England eg Exeter,
Plymouth, and Bristol.

There is, I presume, the story of the tinkers who went round to the (I
presume) Jews Houses and they would mark their pots in such a way that they
would know whether a non-Jew had used them and therefore made them treif (ie
not kosher).

The late Rabbi Bernard Susser did a lot of work on the history of the Jews
of the South-West.

There is also a fairly recent book about the Jews of Bristol, in which my
father briefly features in a post-War anti-fascist committee.


--
Nick Landau
London, UK

COHNREICH (Anklam, Germany Krajenka, Poland) ATLAS (Wielkie Oczy (near
Lvov/Lemberg), Poland)
WECHSLER(Schwabach, Germany) KOHN (Wallerstein and Kleinerdlingen,Germany)
LANDAU/FREDKIN(Gomel, Mogilev, Belarus)


Ukraine SIG - Major Changes #ukraine

Flo Elman
 

Dear Ukraine SIG Members,

This is to all of you, although it is intended as an update for those who
were unable to attend the 2005 Las Vegas Conference this month.

In July 2000 at the Salt Lake City Conference, 4 of us met to discuss
forming a SIG that would be dedicated to Ukrainian research. At that time, I
accepted the coordinatorship of the group & Mel Fishman agreed to set up our
webpage. It has been 5 years since our inception, & due to reasons of
health, I am unable to continue as your coordinator. The time with you has
been wonderful - although I couldn't solve every problem that came my way,
you made it very pleasant & interesting, & I feel I know you as old friends!
Two new coordinators will be handling our SIG now; Freya Blitstein Maslov
(who has been an active & able moderator >from the beginning), & Deborah
Glassman, a person of many ideas & clear vision. I will remain on in an
advisory capacity (the Ukraine SIG has become an addiction for me)! Freya &
Deborah will fill you in on anything else.

We began with 50 members. Today we are 1671 strong!! In these 5 years, we
have put the names of 32,000 eligible men >from the Kiev Duma Voters' List
(1906-07) online; established an excellent website (many thanks to Mel who
first developed it, & to Mindie Kaplan who is doing a diligent & creative
job up keeping it going), & have completed several other projects which have
yet to be uploaded - a list of donors >from the index of Kagan's books; the
translation of Russian Regimental Histories; & the GDP (Geographical
Dictionary Project) for towns in the Ukraine.
We have CDs of the Canadian LiRaMa (Russian Consular Records) which contain
letters >from new immigrants needing legal assistance or help with their
papers. As soon as we can find a volunteer to lead the translation of this
project, we can get it underway. In addition, we are still hopeful that some
of you can help us access interesting information >from the Russian
Vedemostii which is carried by many libraries!! The Ekaterinoslav Yiskor
book is currently being translated - the index is complete.

You have often asked "Why no All Ukraine Database? Mazeltov folks. In Las
Vegas, Warren Blatt announced it was up officially on the JewishGen website
(under databases). Everything to do with the Ukraine has been combined to
facilitate your searches. It contains:
ALL UKRAINE:
JewishGen Family Finder
Over 50,000 entries by Jewish genealogists researching families in Ukraine.
JewishGen Online Worldwide Burial Registry
Over 25,000 burial records for Ukraine and Ukrainian landsmanshaft
cemeteries worldwide.
Yizkor Book Necrologies
50,000 entries >from lists of Holocaust martyrs in Yizkor Books for towns in
Ukraine.
JewishGen Holocaust Database
Over 40,000 names >from various datasets with information about Holocaust
victims and survivors.
Jewish Religious Personnel in the Russian Empire, 1853-1854
1,100 Jewish religious personnel in Gubernias now in Ukraine.
Vsia Rossiia Business Directories
23,000 Jewish businesses in Ukrainian areas, >from Russian business
directories of 1895, 1899, 1903, amd 1911.
KIEV GUBERNIA:
Kiev Gubernia Duma Voters Lists, 1906-1907 - Over 32,000 Jewish men living
in Kiev gubernia, eligible to vote in the Czarist State Duma elections of
1906-1907.

In addition, there is information for Bessarabia Gubernia:
Duma Voters Lists, Bessarabia, 1906-07
72,000 voters in Akkerman, Bendery, Bieltsy, Khotin, Kishinev, Orgieev and
Soroki districts of Bessarabia, who were eligible to vote in the Russian
Duma elections in 1906 and 1907.
Kishinev Vital Records
Over 50,000 Jewish birth, marriage, divorce and death records for Kishinev,
Bessarabia (now Chisinau, Moldova).

Thank you all for your active participation & thoughts & for making this
position so pleasurable for me.

My warmest regards to all of you,
Florence Elman
Ex-officio U SIG Coordinator
haflo@shaw.ca


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Ukraine SIG - Major Changes #ukraine

Flo Elman
 

Dear Ukraine SIG Members,

This is to all of you, although it is intended as an update for those who
were unable to attend the 2005 Las Vegas Conference this month.

In July 2000 at the Salt Lake City Conference, 4 of us met to discuss
forming a SIG that would be dedicated to Ukrainian research. At that time, I
accepted the coordinatorship of the group & Mel Fishman agreed to set up our
webpage. It has been 5 years since our inception, & due to reasons of
health, I am unable to continue as your coordinator. The time with you has
been wonderful - although I couldn't solve every problem that came my way,
you made it very pleasant & interesting, & I feel I know you as old friends!
Two new coordinators will be handling our SIG now; Freya Blitstein Maslov
(who has been an active & able moderator >from the beginning), & Deborah
Glassman, a person of many ideas & clear vision. I will remain on in an
advisory capacity (the Ukraine SIG has become an addiction for me)! Freya &
Deborah will fill you in on anything else.

We began with 50 members. Today we are 1671 strong!! In these 5 years, we
have put the names of 32,000 eligible men >from the Kiev Duma Voters' List
(1906-07) online; established an excellent website (many thanks to Mel who
first developed it, & to Mindie Kaplan who is doing a diligent & creative
job up keeping it going), & have completed several other projects which have
yet to be uploaded - a list of donors >from the index of Kagan's books; the
translation of Russian Regimental Histories; & the GDP (Geographical
Dictionary Project) for towns in the Ukraine.
We have CDs of the Canadian LiRaMa (Russian Consular Records) which contain
letters >from new immigrants needing legal assistance or help with their
papers. As soon as we can find a volunteer to lead the translation of this
project, we can get it underway. In addition, we are still hopeful that some
of you can help us access interesting information >from the Russian
Vedemostii which is carried by many libraries!! The Ekaterinoslav Yiskor
book is currently being translated - the index is complete.

You have often asked "Why no All Ukraine Database? Mazeltov folks. In Las
Vegas, Warren Blatt announced it was up officially on the JewishGen website
(under databases). Everything to do with the Ukraine has been combined to
facilitate your searches. It contains:
ALL UKRAINE:
JewishGen Family Finder
Over 50,000 entries by Jewish genealogists researching families in Ukraine.
JewishGen Online Worldwide Burial Registry
Over 25,000 burial records for Ukraine and Ukrainian landsmanshaft
cemeteries worldwide.
Yizkor Book Necrologies
50,000 entries >from lists of Holocaust martyrs in Yizkor Books for towns in
Ukraine.
JewishGen Holocaust Database
Over 40,000 names >from various datasets with information about Holocaust
victims and survivors.
Jewish Religious Personnel in the Russian Empire, 1853-1854
1,100 Jewish religious personnel in Gubernias now in Ukraine.
Vsia Rossiia Business Directories
23,000 Jewish businesses in Ukrainian areas, >from Russian business
directories of 1895, 1899, 1903, amd 1911.
KIEV GUBERNIA:
Kiev Gubernia Duma Voters Lists, 1906-1907 - Over 32,000 Jewish men living
in Kiev gubernia, eligible to vote in the Czarist State Duma elections of
1906-1907.

In addition, there is information for Bessarabia Gubernia:
Duma Voters Lists, Bessarabia, 1906-07
72,000 voters in Akkerman, Bendery, Bieltsy, Khotin, Kishinev, Orgieev and
Soroki districts of Bessarabia, who were eligible to vote in the Russian
Duma elections in 1906 and 1907.
Kishinev Vital Records
Over 50,000 Jewish birth, marriage, divorce and death records for Kishinev,
Bessarabia (now Chisinau, Moldova).

Thank you all for your active participation & thoughts & for making this
position so pleasurable for me.

My warmest regards to all of you,
Florence Elman
Ex-officio U SIG Coordinator
haflo@shaw.ca