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JFRA Ra'anana: Special guest Joel Ratner of Litvak SIG, August 10 #general

Schelly Talalay Dardashti
 

All researchers are cordially invited to JFRA Israel's
Ra'anana branch meeting to welcome visiting guest
speaker Joel Ratner (Boston, MA), who will present a
computer-based program on the Litvak SIG Vital Records
Indexing Project, including many examples of records,
followed by Q&A.

Doors open 7pm, English program begins 7.30pm
Wednesday, August 10
at Bet Fisher, 5 Klausner St, Ra'anana
(off Ahuza, adjacent to the Ra'anana Municipality).

Joel has served as Litvak SIG's Vilna District Group
coordinator almost since its inception in 1998.
Its main project is the 1858 Revision List for the
city of Vilna. Translations are distributed as
completed; some 80% has been finished.
Already distributed: the 1915 Vilna City Directory and
the 1943 Vilna Ghetto District records.
Altogether some 40,000 records covering 80 years
have been completed.
Currently, the group is coordinating vital records
indexing for Lithuania, covering 100 towns included
in Mormon-filmed microfilms, totalling some
500,000-800,000 records
A native New Yorker, Joel is an electrical engineer
and lives in Boston with his family.

Information/reservations: contact JFRA Ra'anana
chair Ingrid Rockberger, ingrid@genealogy.org.il

Admission: JFRA members, NIS 5; others, NIS 15.


Schelly Talalay Dardashti
President, JFRA Israel
Tel Aviv
schelly@genealogy.org.il
schelly@allrelative.net


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JFRA Ra'anana: Special guest Joel Ratner of Litvak SIG, August 10 #general

Schelly Talalay Dardashti
 

All researchers are cordially invited to JFRA Israel's
Ra'anana branch meeting to welcome visiting guest
speaker Joel Ratner (Boston, MA), who will present a
computer-based program on the Litvak SIG Vital Records
Indexing Project, including many examples of records,
followed by Q&A.

Doors open 7pm, English program begins 7.30pm
Wednesday, August 10
at Bet Fisher, 5 Klausner St, Ra'anana
(off Ahuza, adjacent to the Ra'anana Municipality).

Joel has served as Litvak SIG's Vilna District Group
coordinator almost since its inception in 1998.
Its main project is the 1858 Revision List for the
city of Vilna. Translations are distributed as
completed; some 80% has been finished.
Already distributed: the 1915 Vilna City Directory and
the 1943 Vilna Ghetto District records.
Altogether some 40,000 records covering 80 years
have been completed.
Currently, the group is coordinating vital records
indexing for Lithuania, covering 100 towns included
in Mormon-filmed microfilms, totalling some
500,000-800,000 records
A native New Yorker, Joel is an electrical engineer
and lives in Boston with his family.

Information/reservations: contact JFRA Ra'anana
chair Ingrid Rockberger, ingrid@genealogy.org.il

Admission: JFRA members, NIS 5; others, NIS 15.


Schelly Talalay Dardashti
President, JFRA Israel
Tel Aviv
schelly@genealogy.org.il
schelly@allrelative.net


Air Raid Wardens/Air Raid Precautions (ARP) #unitedkingdom

Nick Landau <N.Landau@...>
 

My father was in the ARP as he refers to it, and he used to patrol in
Finsbury Park with the mother of the Chief Rabbi, Jonathan Sacks.

If you have some small questions about this I can put these to my father,
who himself is interested in Jewish local history.

You should contact the Imperial War Museum for further information about
this or any other subject relating to the War. They have a very good
bookshop and I believe that on special request you can use their library.

I have found the following links:

http://www.wartimememories.co.uk/arpwardens.html The Wartime Memories
Project - British Air Raid Protection Wardens.

"Air Raid Protection Wardens were appointed through out Britain to assist
the Police in protecting the public during air raids. In September 1935, as
the possibility of a war increased, the British prime minister, Stanley
Baldwin, published a circular entitled Air Raid Precautions (ARP) inviting
local authorities to make plans to protect their people in event of a war.
"In April 1937 the government decided to create an Air Raid Wardens' Service
and during the next year recruited around 200,000 volunteers.

"The duties of an Air Raid Warden included: Ensuring that the blackout was
observed, sounding air raid sirens, ensuring that people went into public
air raid shelters in an orderly fashion, checking gas masks, evacuating
areas around unexploded bombs as well as helping to rescue casualties >from
bomb damaged properties, finding accomodation for people who had been bombed
out, judging the extent and type of damage and informing the Control Centre
to send out the rescue services."

This website gives an email contact and it also gives links to stories of
people who served in the ARP.

I have a wartime book of cartoons by the cartoonist David Langdon, and there
are some memorable cartoons (well, at least one) on the subject of the
blackout.



Subject: Air Raid Wardens
From: "elisabeth segal" <darla1504@hotmail.com>
Date: Wed, 03 Aug 2005 18:50:29 +0000
X-Message-Number: 3

Can I please ask if any would know where I can find information on WW2 Air
raid Wardens. I have searched and searched the internet. My father John
(Jack) Rockman was an air raid Warden in the East End of London. He died
when I was a few months old so any information I can find out about him
would be a bonus. He served in WW1. Looking after horses I believe. He was
in one of those PALS regiments.

I would also like to be able to get some informaiton about my uncles,
Solomon (Navy, mine sweepers, decorated) and Maurice (army wounded)
surname
Morris.

Kindest regards and thanks

Elisabeth Segal
Essex
U.K.
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)


JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom Air Raid Wardens/Air Raid Precautions (ARP) #unitedkingdom

Nick Landau <N.Landau@...>
 

My father was in the ARP as he refers to it, and he used to patrol in
Finsbury Park with the mother of the Chief Rabbi, Jonathan Sacks.

If you have some small questions about this I can put these to my father,
who himself is interested in Jewish local history.

You should contact the Imperial War Museum for further information about
this or any other subject relating to the War. They have a very good
bookshop and I believe that on special request you can use their library.

I have found the following links:

http://www.wartimememories.co.uk/arpwardens.html The Wartime Memories
Project - British Air Raid Protection Wardens.

"Air Raid Protection Wardens were appointed through out Britain to assist
the Police in protecting the public during air raids. In September 1935, as
the possibility of a war increased, the British prime minister, Stanley
Baldwin, published a circular entitled Air Raid Precautions (ARP) inviting
local authorities to make plans to protect their people in event of a war.
"In April 1937 the government decided to create an Air Raid Wardens' Service
and during the next year recruited around 200,000 volunteers.

"The duties of an Air Raid Warden included: Ensuring that the blackout was
observed, sounding air raid sirens, ensuring that people went into public
air raid shelters in an orderly fashion, checking gas masks, evacuating
areas around unexploded bombs as well as helping to rescue casualties >from
bomb damaged properties, finding accomodation for people who had been bombed
out, judging the extent and type of damage and informing the Control Centre
to send out the rescue services."

This website gives an email contact and it also gives links to stories of
people who served in the ARP.

I have a wartime book of cartoons by the cartoonist David Langdon, and there
are some memorable cartoons (well, at least one) on the subject of the
blackout.



Subject: Air Raid Wardens
From: "elisabeth segal" <darla1504@hotmail.com>
Date: Wed, 03 Aug 2005 18:50:29 +0000
X-Message-Number: 3

Can I please ask if any would know where I can find information on WW2 Air
raid Wardens. I have searched and searched the internet. My father John
(Jack) Rockman was an air raid Warden in the East End of London. He died
when I was a few months old so any information I can find out about him
would be a bonus. He served in WW1. Looking after horses I believe. He was
in one of those PALS regiments.

I would also like to be able to get some informaiton about my uncles,
Solomon (Navy, mine sweepers, decorated) and Maurice (army wounded)
surname
Morris.

Kindest regards and thanks

Elisabeth Segal
Essex
U.K.
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)


Given name Yekhiyel #belarus

Stan Golembe <ocstan@...>
 

Dear Genners

I believe I have found an ancestor >from Lyachovichi, Belarus whose given
name is Yekhiyel. I am trying to match him up with other names I have >from
the same father. I have searched the JewishGen given names index with no
results. Could anyone tell me if this name is a version of Isaac, Itzko,
Benjamin, Ilya?

Stan Golembe
Canton, MA

Researching GALEMBA, GOLEMBE, GALEMBE; Lachwa, Lyachovicxhi, Pinsk


Belarus SIG #Belarus Given name Yekhiyel #belarus

Stan Golembe <ocstan@...>
 

Dear Genners

I believe I have found an ancestor >from Lyachovichi, Belarus whose given
name is Yekhiyel. I am trying to match him up with other names I have >from
the same father. I have searched the JewishGen given names index with no
results. Could anyone tell me if this name is a version of Isaac, Itzko,
Benjamin, Ilya?

Stan Golembe
Canton, MA

Researching GALEMBA, GOLEMBE, GALEMBE; Lachwa, Lyachovicxhi, Pinsk


Find location in Mozyr #belarus

Stan Golembe <ocstan@...>
 

Hello Genners

I have found a reference to an ancestor in the "1881 list of Mozyr uyezd
people drafted in 1880 but did not report for duty". The list references the
"3rd draft office of Mozyr uyezd". I believe this draft office would include
the shtetl of Lachwa, but have no sure knowledge. Does anyone know how to
find out what towns the 3rd draft office would include?

Stan Golembe
Canton, MA

Researching GALEMBA, GOLEMBE, GALEMBE; Lachwa, Lyachovicxhi, Pinsk,


Belarus SIG #Belarus Find location in Mozyr #belarus

Stan Golembe <ocstan@...>
 

Hello Genners

I have found a reference to an ancestor in the "1881 list of Mozyr uyezd
people drafted in 1880 but did not report for duty". The list references the
"3rd draft office of Mozyr uyezd". I believe this draft office would include
the shtetl of Lachwa, but have no sure knowledge. Does anyone know how to
find out what towns the 3rd draft office would include?

Stan Golembe
Canton, MA

Researching GALEMBA, GOLEMBE, GALEMBE; Lachwa, Lyachovicxhi, Pinsk,


Bialystok Yizkor Ceremonies #poland

Bialystoker
 

The period of 16-23 August 1943 marked the end for Jewish Bialystok. In
The Bialystoker Memorial Book, it is stated:

"During this period the final liquidation of the ghetto took place,
marked by heroic resistance of the ghetto Jews against the monstrous
oppressors. In that sorrowful week the ghetto was completely wiped off
the face of the earth, the resistance crushed in a wave of blood and
murder of the remaining 40,000 martyrs and Jewish Bialystok was turned
into a huge heap of ashes and dust."

Two ceremonies will commemorate this dark period in Bialystok's history
and the bravery of those who fought to the end.

In Bialystok, the commemoration will start at 12 Noon at the Memorial to
the Shoah Victims at the Zabia Street Ghetto Cemetery. Speeches by the
Mayor of Bialystok, a representative of the Israeli government, a
representative of the Jewish Community, and special guests >from overseas
will be followed by Kadish and the laying of wreaths and flowers to
honor the Bialystoker martyrs who perished during the Holocaust. After
the Ceremony, at 2:00 PM, all are invited to the Muzeum Wojska Polskiego
to view the exhibits, including "Bialystoker Jews at the Front during
World War II."

If you happen to be in Poland at this time, please try to attend.

In Israel, The Society of Former Residents of Bialystok and Surroundings
will hold the 62nd Remembrance Assembly at Kiryat Bialystok in Yehud.
The memorial will take place at 7:00 PM on Wednesday, 24 August 2005
near the Memorial Monument in the square of the Great Synagogue on Iccak
Melamed Street in Yehud.

If you live in Israel or happen to be visiting, please try to attend.

For more information, please go to
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/bialygen/62Memorial.htm.

Mark Halpern
BIALYGen Coordinator


Birth Register - date recorded #poland

Fran Segall <FranSegall@...>
 

I HATE when I have no idea where I got a piece of information! In
recording birth register information, I've been entering the date from
column 3 as the date the birth was recorded. I know >from the info help
file that this is the date of the Bris or naming. So anybody have any
idea why I got the idea that this was the date the birth was recorded?
I know I'm asking for someone to read my mind, but I know that something
I read SOMEWHERE made me think that! Any ideas?

Fran
Manassas, VA
FranSegall@comcast.net
***********************************
Doing research on:
Galicia, Poland: STRICK (Wielopole)
Galicia, Ukraine: LICHTMANN (Stanislavov/Ivano-Frankovs'k and
Bolszowce/Bol'shovtsy)
Belarus: BROUDA/BREWDA/BREVDA/BREWDI (Amstibove/Mstibovo)
Ukraine: KLETZEL/KLETSEL (Volhynia region)


BialyGen: Bialystok Region #Bialystok #Poland Bialystok Yizkor Ceremonies #poland

Bialystoker
 

The period of 16-23 August 1943 marked the end for Jewish Bialystok. In
The Bialystoker Memorial Book, it is stated:

"During this period the final liquidation of the ghetto took place,
marked by heroic resistance of the ghetto Jews against the monstrous
oppressors. In that sorrowful week the ghetto was completely wiped off
the face of the earth, the resistance crushed in a wave of blood and
murder of the remaining 40,000 martyrs and Jewish Bialystok was turned
into a huge heap of ashes and dust."

Two ceremonies will commemorate this dark period in Bialystok's history
and the bravery of those who fought to the end.

In Bialystok, the commemoration will start at 12 Noon at the Memorial to
the Shoah Victims at the Zabia Street Ghetto Cemetery. Speeches by the
Mayor of Bialystok, a representative of the Israeli government, a
representative of the Jewish Community, and special guests >from overseas
will be followed by Kadish and the laying of wreaths and flowers to
honor the Bialystoker martyrs who perished during the Holocaust. After
the Ceremony, at 2:00 PM, all are invited to the Muzeum Wojska Polskiego
to view the exhibits, including "Bialystoker Jews at the Front during
World War II."

If you happen to be in Poland at this time, please try to attend.

In Israel, The Society of Former Residents of Bialystok and Surroundings
will hold the 62nd Remembrance Assembly at Kiryat Bialystok in Yehud.
The memorial will take place at 7:00 PM on Wednesday, 24 August 2005
near the Memorial Monument in the square of the Great Synagogue on Iccak
Melamed Street in Yehud.

If you live in Israel or happen to be visiting, please try to attend.

For more information, please go to
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/bialygen/62Memorial.htm.

Mark Halpern
BIALYGen Coordinator


JRI Poland #Poland Birth Register - date recorded #poland

Fran Segall <FranSegall@...>
 

I HATE when I have no idea where I got a piece of information! In
recording birth register information, I've been entering the date from
column 3 as the date the birth was recorded. I know >from the info help
file that this is the date of the Bris or naming. So anybody have any
idea why I got the idea that this was the date the birth was recorded?
I know I'm asking for someone to read my mind, but I know that something
I read SOMEWHERE made me think that! Any ideas?

Fran
Manassas, VA
FranSegall@comcast.net
***********************************
Doing research on:
Galicia, Poland: STRICK (Wielopole)
Galicia, Ukraine: LICHTMANN (Stanislavov/Ivano-Frankovs'k and
Bolszowce/Bol'shovtsy)
Belarus: BROUDA/BREWDA/BREVDA/BREWDI (Amstibove/Mstibovo)
Ukraine: KLETZEL/KLETSEL (Volhynia region)


Bialystok Yizkor Ceremonies -- 62nd Anniversary of Liquidation of Bialystok Ghetto #poland

Mark Halpern
 

The period of 16-23 August 1943 marked the end for Jewish Bialystok. In
The Bialystoker Memorial Book, it is stated:

"During this period the final liquidation of the ghetto took place,
marked by heroic resistance of the ghetto Jews against the monstrous
oppressors. In that sorrowful week the ghetto was completely wiped off
the face of the earth, the resistance crushed in a wave of blood and
murder of the remaining 40,000 martyrs and Jewish Bialystok was turned
into a huge heap of ashes and dust."

Two ceremonies will commemorate this dark period in Bialystok's history
and the bravery of those who fought to the end.

In Bialystok, the commemoration will start at 12 Noon at the Memorial to
the Shoah Victims at the Zabia Street Ghetto Cemetery. Speeches by the
Mayor of Bialystok, a representative of the Israeli government, a
representative of the Jewish Community, and special guests >from overseas
will be followed by Kadish and the laying of wreaths and flowers to
honor the Bialystoker martyrs who perished during the Holocaust. After
the Ceremony, at 2:00 PM, all are invited to the Muzeum Wojska Polskiego
to view the exhibits, including "Bialystoker Jews at the Front during
World War II."

If you happen to be in Poland at this time, please try to attend.

In Israel, The Society of Former Residents of Bialystok and Surroundings
will hold the 62nd Remembrance Assembly at Kiryat Bialystok in Yehud.
The memorial will take place at 7:00 PM on Wednesday, 24 August 2005
near the Memorial Monument in the square of the Great Synagogue on Iccak
Melamed Street in Yehud.

If you live in Israel or happen to be visiting, please try to attend.

For more information, please go to
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/bialygen/62Memorial.htm.

Mark Halpern
Coordinator, BIALYGen, Bialystok Region Jewish Genealogy Group
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/bialygen/homepage.htm


JRI Poland #Poland Bialystok Yizkor Ceremonies -- 62nd Anniversary of Liquidation of Bialystok Ghetto #poland

Mark Halpern
 

The period of 16-23 August 1943 marked the end for Jewish Bialystok. In
The Bialystoker Memorial Book, it is stated:

"During this period the final liquidation of the ghetto took place,
marked by heroic resistance of the ghetto Jews against the monstrous
oppressors. In that sorrowful week the ghetto was completely wiped off
the face of the earth, the resistance crushed in a wave of blood and
murder of the remaining 40,000 martyrs and Jewish Bialystok was turned
into a huge heap of ashes and dust."

Two ceremonies will commemorate this dark period in Bialystok's history
and the bravery of those who fought to the end.

In Bialystok, the commemoration will start at 12 Noon at the Memorial to
the Shoah Victims at the Zabia Street Ghetto Cemetery. Speeches by the
Mayor of Bialystok, a representative of the Israeli government, a
representative of the Jewish Community, and special guests >from overseas
will be followed by Kadish and the laying of wreaths and flowers to
honor the Bialystoker martyrs who perished during the Holocaust. After
the Ceremony, at 2:00 PM, all are invited to the Muzeum Wojska Polskiego
to view the exhibits, including "Bialystoker Jews at the Front during
World War II."

If you happen to be in Poland at this time, please try to attend.

In Israel, The Society of Former Residents of Bialystok and Surroundings
will hold the 62nd Remembrance Assembly at Kiryat Bialystok in Yehud.
The memorial will take place at 7:00 PM on Wednesday, 24 August 2005
near the Memorial Monument in the square of the Great Synagogue on Iccak
Melamed Street in Yehud.

If you live in Israel or happen to be visiting, please try to attend.

For more information, please go to
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/bialygen/62Memorial.htm.

Mark Halpern
Coordinator, BIALYGen, Bialystok Region Jewish Genealogy Group
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/bialygen/homepage.htm


1928 Polish Business Directory-Ukraine SIG #ukraine

Abuwasta Abuwasta
 

I am afraid that I have to beg and disagree with the
moderator's note concerning the a/m posting.Poland
between 1918-1939 included areas which are now in the
Ukraine.It might be relevant to this list.
Jacob Rosen
Jerusalem

,> MODERATOR'S NOTE: This has been posted because so
many of you are confused about our borders. The JRIP
List is the one you should be using for Poland.
This isn't the place for a back & forth on differences of opinin. The borders of our SIG were determined 5 years ago when we
began, & this issue has been explained again & again!!! This thread is closed!


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine 1928 Polish Business Directory-Ukraine SIG #ukraine

Abuwasta Abuwasta
 

I am afraid that I have to beg and disagree with the
moderator's note concerning the a/m posting.Poland
between 1918-1939 included areas which are now in the
Ukraine.It might be relevant to this list.
Jacob Rosen
Jerusalem

,> MODERATOR'S NOTE: This has been posted because so
many of you are confused about our borders. The JRIP
List is the one you should be using for Poland.
This isn't the place for a back & forth on differences of opinin. The borders of our SIG were determined 5 years ago when we
began, & this issue has been explained again & again!!! This thread is closed!


Re: R' Wunder's Family Trees #rabbinic

Aryeh Lopiansky <alop@...>
 

On 2005.08.02, Karen Rosenfeld Roekard <roekard@lmi.net> asked:

[...] If, for example, a son became anything other than a rabbi
[...] would he still be listed on these family charts [...]? Are
the daughters all included [...]? Is there no consistency and it
just depends on the information that was available to Wunder in
his research? Is he totally, absolutely all inclusive and the
final word or are there other sources?
Rabbi Wunder is alive and well in Jerusalem, and can answer all
questions relating to his work. He speaks English, and is a
wonderful person to talk to. His phone numbers are published
in the Jerusalem phone book.

Aryeh Lopiansky
Jerusalem


Bet Eked Seforim CD-ROM #rabbinic

Jacob D. Goldstein <jake@...>
 

Dear RavSIGgers,

A librarian has written to me asking where his institution can
obtain a copy of the CD-ROM version of Bernhard Friedberg's "Bet
Eked Seforim." Please contact me privately if you have any
suggestions.

Jake Goldstein
Boston, Mass., USA
mailto:jake@acm.org


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Re: R' Wunder's Family Trees #rabbinic

Aryeh Lopiansky <alop@...>
 

On 2005.08.02, Karen Rosenfeld Roekard <roekard@lmi.net> asked:

[...] If, for example, a son became anything other than a rabbi
[...] would he still be listed on these family charts [...]? Are
the daughters all included [...]? Is there no consistency and it
just depends on the information that was available to Wunder in
his research? Is he totally, absolutely all inclusive and the
final word or are there other sources?
Rabbi Wunder is alive and well in Jerusalem, and can answer all
questions relating to his work. He speaks English, and is a
wonderful person to talk to. His phone numbers are published
in the Jerusalem phone book.

Aryeh Lopiansky
Jerusalem


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Bet Eked Seforim CD-ROM #rabbinic

Jacob D. Goldstein <jake@...>
 

Dear RavSIGgers,

A librarian has written to me asking where his institution can
obtain a copy of the CD-ROM version of Bernhard Friedberg's "Bet
Eked Seforim." Please contact me privately if you have any
suggestions.

Jake Goldstein
Boston, Mass., USA
mailto:jake@acm.org