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Preservation of electronic records #austria-czech

Doug Mason
 

We use computers to store the stories and images of our family's
histories. We hope our records will be available to our future
generations, so they may be appreciated by them.

Most of the Word Processing programs I have used over the past 25 years
are now obsolete, often making it impossible to retrieve documents. This
trend will continue, probably more quickly than in the past.

The same is true of the changes in hardware over that period.

The National Archives of Australia is addressing these issues, and is
promoting software named Xena that "converts electronic records into a
standardised format that can be read by future technology". Xena is based
on "a standard computer language that does not depend on proprietry
software or hardware to be read".

Xena is available at no cost >from xena.sourceforge.net.

I have not used the program so I have not assessed it, but thought I
should advise others who may be interested in assessing whether it is
relevant to ensuring the long-term preservation of their documents.

Doug Mason
Melbourne
Australia


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Preservation of electronic records #austria-czech

Doug Mason
 

We use computers to store the stories and images of our family's
histories. We hope our records will be available to our future
generations, so they may be appreciated by them.

Most of the Word Processing programs I have used over the past 25 years
are now obsolete, often making it impossible to retrieve documents. This
trend will continue, probably more quickly than in the past.

The same is true of the changes in hardware over that period.

The National Archives of Australia is addressing these issues, and is
promoting software named Xena that "converts electronic records into a
standardised format that can be read by future technology". Xena is based
on "a standard computer language that does not depend on proprietry
software or hardware to be read".

Xena is available at no cost >from xena.sourceforge.net.

I have not used the program so I have not assessed it, but thought I
should advise others who may be interested in assessing whether it is
relevant to ensuring the long-term preservation of their documents.

Doug Mason
Melbourne
Australia


Preservation of electronic records #general

Doug Mason
 

We use computers to store the stories and images of our family's
histories. We hope our records will be available to our future
generations, so they may be appreciated by them.

Most of the Word Processing programs I have used over the past 25 years
are now obsolete, often making it impossible to retrieve documents. This
trend will continue, probably more quickly than in the past.

The same is true of the changes in hardware over that period.

The National Archives of Australia is addressing these issues, and is
promoting software named Xena that "converts electronic records into a
standardised format that can be read by future technology". Xena is based
on "a standard computer language that does not depend on proprietry
software or hardware to be read".

Xena is available at no cost >from xena.sourceforge.net.

I have not used the program so I have not assessed it, but thought I
should advise others who may be interested in assessing whether it is
relevant to ensuring the long-term preservation of their documents.

Doug Mason
Melbourne
Australia


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Preservation of electronic records #general

Doug Mason
 

We use computers to store the stories and images of our family's
histories. We hope our records will be available to our future
generations, so they may be appreciated by them.

Most of the Word Processing programs I have used over the past 25 years
are now obsolete, often making it impossible to retrieve documents. This
trend will continue, probably more quickly than in the past.

The same is true of the changes in hardware over that period.

The National Archives of Australia is addressing these issues, and is
promoting software named Xena that "converts electronic records into a
standardised format that can be read by future technology". Xena is based
on "a standard computer language that does not depend on proprietry
software or hardware to be read".

Xena is available at no cost >from xena.sourceforge.net.

I have not used the program so I have not assessed it, but thought I
should advise others who may be interested in assessing whether it is
relevant to ensuring the long-term preservation of their documents.

Doug Mason
Melbourne
Australia


Seeking: AXELROD's of Albany NY #general

Howie Axelrod <highwind1@...>
 

Any assistance with information about Samuel AXELROD (also known as
Sam, Szmul, etc.), would be appreciated.

His wife was Fannie Axelrod (also known as Feige, Fejga or similar).

He was part owner of the Miracle Market on W. Lawrence St, and before
that the Higenic (Hygenic?) Deli on S. Pearl St.

Their Son was Frank Axelrod who owned Carolls Drug Store on Central
Ave. in Albany, and was married to Lillian.

Frank and Lillian's son is Howard (me) and their daughter is Shari.

My e-mail is highwind1@comcast.net.

Anecdotal and factual information is much appreciated


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Seeking: AXELROD's of Albany NY #general

Howie Axelrod <highwind1@...>
 

Any assistance with information about Samuel AXELROD (also known as
Sam, Szmul, etc.), would be appreciated.

His wife was Fannie Axelrod (also known as Feige, Fejga or similar).

He was part owner of the Miracle Market on W. Lawrence St, and before
that the Higenic (Hygenic?) Deli on S. Pearl St.

Their Son was Frank Axelrod who owned Carolls Drug Store on Central
Ave. in Albany, and was married to Lillian.

Frank and Lillian's son is Howard (me) and their daughter is Shari.

My e-mail is highwind1@comcast.net.

Anecdotal and factual information is much appreciated


"Who She Was" -- family history with a Bialystok connection #poland

Jrbaston
 

I've just finished reading the book "Who She Was: My Search for My
Mother's Life" by New York Times education columnist Samuel G. Freedman
(New York, Simon & Shuster, 2005).

Freedman set out to learn who his mother was before she became his mother,
and about the forces that shaped her life. As his mother was coming of age
in the Bronx in the 1940s, her own mother was coming to terms with what
happened to her family who had remained in Bialystok during the Holocaust.

He researched in the "Bialystoker Stimme," the bilingual monthly
magazine of Bialystoker landslayt in America, >from letters between his
grandmother and her polish relatives, as well as the scholarship of
Rebecca Kobrin, author of "Conflicting Diasporas, Shifting Centers: The
Transnational Bialystok Jewish Emigre Community in the United States,
Argentina, Australia and Palestine 1878-1949"

Although his grandmother had been born in what Freedman calls "Kalnik"
(probably Kalnica, a few miles east of Bransk), her family moved to
Bialystok early in the 20th century. His grandmother's maiden name was
MARKIEWICZ, and other Bialystok family names mentioned in the book are
OSDER, KACZKOWICZ and GARTENBERG.

Freedman's journey into trying to understand his mother's life will make
fascinating reading for any family history researcher, but the Bialystok
connection makes it especially interesting for those of us who share that
connection with the author.

Judy Baston
San Francisco, CA


BialyGen: Bialystok Region #Bialystok #Poland "Who She Was" -- family history with a Bialystok connection #poland

Jrbaston
 

I've just finished reading the book "Who She Was: My Search for My
Mother's Life" by New York Times education columnist Samuel G. Freedman
(New York, Simon & Shuster, 2005).

Freedman set out to learn who his mother was before she became his mother,
and about the forces that shaped her life. As his mother was coming of age
in the Bronx in the 1940s, her own mother was coming to terms with what
happened to her family who had remained in Bialystok during the Holocaust.

He researched in the "Bialystoker Stimme," the bilingual monthly
magazine of Bialystoker landslayt in America, >from letters between his
grandmother and her polish relatives, as well as the scholarship of
Rebecca Kobrin, author of "Conflicting Diasporas, Shifting Centers: The
Transnational Bialystok Jewish Emigre Community in the United States,
Argentina, Australia and Palestine 1878-1949"

Although his grandmother had been born in what Freedman calls "Kalnik"
(probably Kalnica, a few miles east of Bransk), her family moved to
Bialystok early in the 20th century. His grandmother's maiden name was
MARKIEWICZ, and other Bialystok family names mentioned in the book are
OSDER, KACZKOWICZ and GARTENBERG.

Freedman's journey into trying to understand his mother's life will make
fascinating reading for any family history researcher, but the Bialystok
connection makes it especially interesting for those of us who share that
connection with the author.

Judy Baston
San Francisco, CA


PENK in Israel and Canada #general

zgriner@...
 

I am looking for information regarding Pola and Joseph (Israel) Penk
who submitted testimony to Yad Vashem. They moved >from Israel to
Canada. Their most recent address was Willodale, Ontario, Canada in
1988. I understand this area is now called North York.

Thank you,
Zev Griner

Searching
Pancer,Zajdel,Lejzer/Lazer,Laperdon,Griner,Baum/Boim,Horowitz,Bluzer -
near Tomaczow Lubelski, also Savarick

MODERATOR NOTE: Please respond privately


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen PENK in Israel and Canada #general

zgriner@...
 

I am looking for information regarding Pola and Joseph (Israel) Penk
who submitted testimony to Yad Vashem. They moved >from Israel to
Canada. Their most recent address was Willodale, Ontario, Canada in
1988. I understand this area is now called North York.

Thank you,
Zev Griner

Searching
Pancer,Zajdel,Lejzer/Lazer,Laperdon,Griner,Baum/Boim,Horowitz,Bluzer -
near Tomaczow Lubelski, also Savarick

MODERATOR NOTE: Please respond privately


Re: Publishing Genealogies #general

Gnarlodious <gnarlodious@...>
 

Thank you all for some excellent and some unexcellent suggestions, and also
to those who emailed me offlist. I believe for now I will only publish the
information of deceased relatives for Google to harvest. That seems safe
enough.

Entity Stan Goodman uttered this profundity:

http://www.hashkedim.com
Thanks Stan for a fine demo of the GenJ web application, I had been wanting
to see it in action.

Does your family have some connection to almonds?

-- Rachel Cogent
GOLDBERG CYPRESS - Nikolaev
SILVERSTEIN - Kherson
KOGEN - Kiev, Kishinev
BELOGORODSKY CLUZFELD SCHINKER- Galati
BORNSTEIN - Winnick ?


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Publishing Genealogies #general

Gnarlodious <gnarlodious@...>
 

Thank you all for some excellent and some unexcellent suggestions, and also
to those who emailed me offlist. I believe for now I will only publish the
information of deceased relatives for Google to harvest. That seems safe
enough.

Entity Stan Goodman uttered this profundity:

http://www.hashkedim.com
Thanks Stan for a fine demo of the GenJ web application, I had been wanting
to see it in action.

Does your family have some connection to almonds?

-- Rachel Cogent
GOLDBERG CYPRESS - Nikolaev
SILVERSTEIN - Kherson
KOGEN - Kiev, Kishinev
BELOGORODSKY CLUZFELD SCHINKER- Galati
BORNSTEIN - Winnick ?


RONER Family in Galicia-Possible Vizhnitsa Origin??? #general

Abuwasta Abuwasta
 

Dear Genners and Siggers,
After reuniting my 2 first cousins Rudi Rosner and
Reuven Orschutzer I found out that our grandfather
Jacob Chiel ROSNER (1866-1942)after whom I am named
was born in Dabrowa Tarnowska and moved to Krakow only
at the begining of the 20th century.
I started looking via JRI-PL,Yad Vashem and
Shoreshim.org for Rosner at Tarnow area and discovered
in Raanana,Israel a Rosner family which arrived here
from Tarnow and Zabno(close to Dabrowa).
They told me that they lived in Tarnow area but
originate in Vizhnitsa(Vizhnitz),Bukovina,once
Austria,between 1918-1939 Romania and after 1945 the
Ukraine.
Would appreciate any direction call about ROSNERS
from Vizhnitsa who moved westward to Galicia in mid
19th century.

Jacob Rosen
Jerusalem


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen RONER Family in Galicia-Possible Vizhnitsa Origin??? #general

Abuwasta Abuwasta
 

Dear Genners and Siggers,
After reuniting my 2 first cousins Rudi Rosner and
Reuven Orschutzer I found out that our grandfather
Jacob Chiel ROSNER (1866-1942)after whom I am named
was born in Dabrowa Tarnowska and moved to Krakow only
at the begining of the 20th century.
I started looking via JRI-PL,Yad Vashem and
Shoreshim.org for Rosner at Tarnow area and discovered
in Raanana,Israel a Rosner family which arrived here
from Tarnow and Zabno(close to Dabrowa).
They told me that they lived in Tarnow area but
originate in Vizhnitsa(Vizhnitz),Bukovina,once
Austria,between 1918-1939 Romania and after 1945 the
Ukraine.
Would appreciate any direction call about ROSNERS
from Vizhnitsa who moved westward to Galicia in mid
19th century.

Jacob Rosen
Jerusalem


Rochester NY/Stone Road Cemetery Grave With No Stone #general

roberta rosen
 

For years I have searched Stone Road Cemetery for
my grandfather's grave. My great grandparents,
their daugther who is my grandmother, and my
parents are all buried in the Waad Hakolel
section of the cemetery. There is an unmarked
grave next to my grandmother; it is logical to
assume this is my grandfather, although I can't
document this. Perhaps there never was a stone,
or it may have fallen and been hauled away. If I
could document that this empty space is my
grandfather's grave, I would like to erect a
stone. I'm sure the cemetery does not allow one
to just put up a stone on an unmarked plot
without some documetation as to who is buried
there. There is no index to this cemetery; it
seems a hopeless task to domument that this is
his grave.

I would appreciate any comments, suggestions, or
information about how to go about doing this.
Roberta

Roberta Rosen Long Beach, CA
reply to: cypressteach@yahoo.com
KREMENETSKY/KATZ: Worms(Vinogradnoye),Balta, Ukraine,
Tiraspol, Moldava, North Dakota
MARYMONT/MAREMONT/MEYERS: Poland, Chicago,
Rochester, NY FRIEDLAND/SHAPIRO/CHARNEY: Berezena: Belarus
GOLDMAN/YARCHOANEVSKI/JASINOWSKI: Bialystok, Poland, Rochester, NY
ROSEN/ROJZMAN/SHATZ: Hrubieszow, Poland, Rochester, NY


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Rochester NY/Stone Road Cemetery Grave With No Stone #general

roberta rosen
 

For years I have searched Stone Road Cemetery for
my grandfather's grave. My great grandparents,
their daugther who is my grandmother, and my
parents are all buried in the Waad Hakolel
section of the cemetery. There is an unmarked
grave next to my grandmother; it is logical to
assume this is my grandfather, although I can't
document this. Perhaps there never was a stone,
or it may have fallen and been hauled away. If I
could document that this empty space is my
grandfather's grave, I would like to erect a
stone. I'm sure the cemetery does not allow one
to just put up a stone on an unmarked plot
without some documetation as to who is buried
there. There is no index to this cemetery; it
seems a hopeless task to domument that this is
his grave.

I would appreciate any comments, suggestions, or
information about how to go about doing this.
Roberta

Roberta Rosen Long Beach, CA
reply to: cypressteach@yahoo.com
KREMENETSKY/KATZ: Worms(Vinogradnoye),Balta, Ukraine,
Tiraspol, Moldava, North Dakota
MARYMONT/MAREMONT/MEYERS: Poland, Chicago,
Rochester, NY FRIEDLAND/SHAPIRO/CHARNEY: Berezena: Belarus
GOLDMAN/YARCHOANEVSKI/JASINOWSKI: Bialystok, Poland, Rochester, NY
ROSEN/ROJZMAN/SHATZ: Hrubieszow, Poland, Rochester, NY


Re: Kadon Russia #general

Jackye Sullins <jsullins@...>
 

While I agree that it will probably turn out to be Keideniai, Lithuania, I
had a personal experience with this. My grandfather was actually >from
Kvedarna/Chweidan, Lithuania and listed himself as >from Kodan. In my
research for the right town, I found many towns in Russia and Lithuania that
fit the variant spellings. I even went on a wild goose chase researching
Kedeiniai until I was told by the archivist that she believed the town to be
Kvedarna. This was based on where the surnames and other family members
were found or were known to have lived. I suggest that you combine your
other research results with the locations of all the towns spelled similarly
and then make a decision about whether it's correct or not.

Jackye Sullins
San Diego


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Kadon Russia #general

Jackye Sullins <jsullins@...>
 

While I agree that it will probably turn out to be Keideniai, Lithuania, I
had a personal experience with this. My grandfather was actually >from
Kvedarna/Chweidan, Lithuania and listed himself as >from Kodan. In my
research for the right town, I found many towns in Russia and Lithuania that
fit the variant spellings. I even went on a wild goose chase researching
Kedeiniai until I was told by the archivist that she believed the town to be
Kvedarna. This was based on where the surnames and other family members
were found or were known to have lived. I suggest that you combine your
other research results with the locations of all the towns spelled similarly
and then make a decision about whether it's correct or not.

Jackye Sullins
San Diego


SCHWARZ family of Ealing UK #general

sidneymoss1 <sidneymoss1@...>
 

Does anyone have any information about a Mrs Lizzy Schwarz and a Mrs Lilly
Schwarz or their descendents were still alive; their last known address
was in Ealing, London, UK.

Sidney Moss
sidneymoss1@ukonline.co.uk

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JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen SCHWARZ family of Ealing UK #general

sidneymoss1 <sidneymoss1@...>
 

Does anyone have any information about a Mrs Lizzy Schwarz and a Mrs Lilly
Schwarz or their descendents were still alive; their last known address
was in Ealing, London, UK.

Sidney Moss
sidneymoss1@ukonline.co.uk

MODERATOR NOTE: You may also with advantage pose this question to
the JCR-UK List:
http://www.jewishgen.org/JCR-UK/