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Yizkor Book Project update for March 2005 #rabbinic

Joyce Field
 

For the month of March 2005 the Yizkor Book Project added one book,
three new entries, and 20 updates. We are also pleased to note that
two books were completed during the month: the yizkor book for
Zgierz, Poland, and the book by Robin O'Neil, Belzec: Prototype for
the Final Solution; Hitler's Answer to the Jewish Question,
<http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/belzec1/belzec1.html>. The translation
of the yizkor book into Polish will be completed shortly. The
translated chapters are online at
<http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/zgierz/zgip001.html>.

New Book:

-Kalusz, Ukraine

New Entries:

-Botosani, Romania: Pinkas HaKehillot Romania, volume 1
-Roman, Romania: Pinkas HaKehillot Romania, volume 1
-Skuodas, Lithuania: Pinkas HaKehillot Lithuania

Updates:

-Belzec: Prototype of the Final Solution
-Brest, Belarus
-Chelm, Poland
-Czestochowa, Poland
-Czyzew, Poland
-Dabrowa Gornicza, Poland
-Drohiczyn, Poland
-Hlybokie, Belarus
-Holocaust in Belarus
-Maramures Region
-Novogrudok, Belarus
-Nowy Sacz, Poland
-Podgaytsy, Ukraine
-Rakow, Belarus
-Rubiezewicze, Belarus
-Ryki, Poland: Polish translation:
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/ryki/rykp000.html
-Shumskoye, Ukraine
-Sosnowiec, Poland
-Wyszkow, Poland
-Zgierz, Poland

We would like to thank all the yizkor book project coordinators and
volunteer translators for their tireless work and dedicatiion to the
translation of the yizkor books. We also want to call attention to
the books which are being translated by professional translators.
Please help this work by contributing to the translation of the books
listed at the Yizkor Book JewishGen-erosity
page, <http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/YizkorTrans.html>,
and remember to include a generous donation to JewishGen, which
provides the resources to maintain the Yizkor Book Project.

Joyce Field
Yizkor Book Project Manager
jfield@jewishgen.org


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Yizkor Book Project update for March 2005 #rabbinic

Joyce Field
 

For the month of March 2005 the Yizkor Book Project added one book,
three new entries, and 20 updates. We are also pleased to note that
two books were completed during the month: the yizkor book for
Zgierz, Poland, and the book by Robin O'Neil, Belzec: Prototype for
the Final Solution; Hitler's Answer to the Jewish Question,
<http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/belzec1/belzec1.html>. The translation
of the yizkor book into Polish will be completed shortly. The
translated chapters are online at
<http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/zgierz/zgip001.html>.

New Book:

-Kalusz, Ukraine

New Entries:

-Botosani, Romania: Pinkas HaKehillot Romania, volume 1
-Roman, Romania: Pinkas HaKehillot Romania, volume 1
-Skuodas, Lithuania: Pinkas HaKehillot Lithuania

Updates:

-Belzec: Prototype of the Final Solution
-Brest, Belarus
-Chelm, Poland
-Czestochowa, Poland
-Czyzew, Poland
-Dabrowa Gornicza, Poland
-Drohiczyn, Poland
-Hlybokie, Belarus
-Holocaust in Belarus
-Maramures Region
-Novogrudok, Belarus
-Nowy Sacz, Poland
-Podgaytsy, Ukraine
-Rakow, Belarus
-Rubiezewicze, Belarus
-Ryki, Poland: Polish translation:
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/ryki/rykp000.html
-Shumskoye, Ukraine
-Sosnowiec, Poland
-Wyszkow, Poland
-Zgierz, Poland

We would like to thank all the yizkor book project coordinators and
volunteer translators for their tireless work and dedicatiion to the
translation of the yizkor books. We also want to call attention to
the books which are being translated by professional translators.
Please help this work by contributing to the translation of the books
listed at the Yizkor Book JewishGen-erosity
page, <http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/YizkorTrans.html>,
and remember to include a generous donation to JewishGen, which
provides the resources to maintain the Yizkor Book Project.

Joyce Field
Yizkor Book Project Manager
jfield@jewishgen.org


IAJGS Las Vegas #latvia

Barry Shay
 

I have gotten a number of emails about the Latvia SIG activities not being
included on the IAJGS Las Vegas web site. The web site has not been updated
since early February and the Latvia SIG activity schedule was not finalized
at that time. The Latvia SIG annual meeting is scheduled for Monday, 11 July
at 3:30 PM and the SIG luncheon is scheduled for Thursday, 14 July. I hope
that we get a large turnout for both activities. We plan to have interesting
presentations at both venues, including a panel discussion following the
formal meeting on Monday. We will also be participating in the SIG Fair, so
please bring memorabilia or artifacts concerning your genealogy research for
all of us to enjoy.

By now many of you have made definite plans to attend the conference, so
please contact me directly if you do plan to attend and also send me your
ideas of what you think should be addressed at the meeting and panel
discussion. I'd also like to know who would be available as volunteers to
support the Latvia SIG at the SIG fair and other events.

I got a very good response on my last request and I hope to hear form those
who did not respond earlier.

See you in Las Vegas.

Barry Shay
President, Latvia SIG


Latvia SIG #Latvia IAJGS Las Vegas #latvia

Barry Shay
 

I have gotten a number of emails about the Latvia SIG activities not being
included on the IAJGS Las Vegas web site. The web site has not been updated
since early February and the Latvia SIG activity schedule was not finalized
at that time. The Latvia SIG annual meeting is scheduled for Monday, 11 July
at 3:30 PM and the SIG luncheon is scheduled for Thursday, 14 July. I hope
that we get a large turnout for both activities. We plan to have interesting
presentations at both venues, including a panel discussion following the
formal meeting on Monday. We will also be participating in the SIG Fair, so
please bring memorabilia or artifacts concerning your genealogy research for
all of us to enjoy.

By now many of you have made definite plans to attend the conference, so
please contact me directly if you do plan to attend and also send me your
ideas of what you think should be addressed at the meeting and panel
discussion. I'd also like to know who would be available as volunteers to
support the Latvia SIG at the SIG fair and other events.

I got a very good response on my last request and I hope to hear form those
who did not respond earlier.

See you in Las Vegas.

Barry Shay
President, Latvia SIG


Cross Reference Project #hungary

Carol J. Robinson <caroljr@...>
 

Hi. The cross-reference project continues to make tremendous progress.
We have over 2,000 towns completed with more in the queue. We owe
particular thanks to Steve Stein, the project coordinator for the
Romanian part of the project, who has added several entire megyes since
my last update.

JewishGen is interested in adding the pre- and post-World War II
countries. If there is anyone who is knowledgable regarding country
changes in these time periods and is willing to help with this part of
the project, please contact me off-list at caroljr@alamedanet.net.

Thanks for your help.

Carol Robinson
H-SIG Research Coordinator
caroljr@alamedanet.net
Alameda, CA 94501


Hungary SIG #Hungary Cross Reference Project #hungary

Carol J. Robinson <caroljr@...>
 

Hi. The cross-reference project continues to make tremendous progress.
We have over 2,000 towns completed with more in the queue. We owe
particular thanks to Steve Stein, the project coordinator for the
Romanian part of the project, who has added several entire megyes since
my last update.

JewishGen is interested in adding the pre- and post-World War II
countries. If there is anyone who is knowledgable regarding country
changes in these time periods and is willing to help with this part of
the project, please contact me off-list at caroljr@alamedanet.net.

Thanks for your help.

Carol Robinson
H-SIG Research Coordinator
caroljr@alamedanet.net
Alameda, CA 94501


Searching BRON/ BROWN #general

Janet Gee <janet.gee@...>
 

I am trying to trace anything I can about my paternal Greatgrandfather's
background.

All I know at the moment is that Harris BRON ( Zvi ben ?) came to London
around 1903. We believe he and his family were >from Vilna. He changed his
name to BROWN as ( according to Simon's naturalisation deposition) this was
the nearest pronounciation to his name. Therefore the name may of course not
have been BRON originally (just to make life even more complicated!)

Harris was married to Rebecca ( nee SCHMAYAWITZ, according to one of his UK
born children's birth certificate) and had three children - Abraham ( prob
born 1898) , Simon ( born 1900) and Myer ( born 1902) before he arrived.
They had two more children once they were settled in the UK - Cissie ( 1908)
and Leonard ( 1910) .

Harris was a shoemaker and set up his own small workshop.

Neither Harris nor Rebecca had siblings who also came to the UK as far as I
know. They possibly had siblings who went to the US and may have had some
left in Vilna or elsewhere.

I have tried the Poor Jews Temporary Shelter database with no luck. Ditto
the Hamburg Shipping Lines. There are numerous entries in the all Lithuania
Database for Bron/ Braun , which I will gradually work my way through. I
have put the surnames into the JGFF database.But any other ideas would be
gratefully recieved.

We are going to Vilna this summer and it would be really exciting to be able
to find a link of some sort to research over there.

Does this ring any bells with anyone? Can anyone give me some suggestions as
to how I may trace more about the family origins?

Janet Gee, England
Researching: BOCZAN / BOTCHAN/BOTCHER (Poland) ; BERKOVITZ; BRON (Vilnius);
GERSTEIN ( Poland); GOLD(EN)BERG ( Braila); KOCKLAM; ROSENBERG (Poland);


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching BRON/ BROWN #general

Janet Gee <janet.gee@...>
 

I am trying to trace anything I can about my paternal Greatgrandfather's
background.

All I know at the moment is that Harris BRON ( Zvi ben ?) came to London
around 1903. We believe he and his family were >from Vilna. He changed his
name to BROWN as ( according to Simon's naturalisation deposition) this was
the nearest pronounciation to his name. Therefore the name may of course not
have been BRON originally (just to make life even more complicated!)

Harris was married to Rebecca ( nee SCHMAYAWITZ, according to one of his UK
born children's birth certificate) and had three children - Abraham ( prob
born 1898) , Simon ( born 1900) and Myer ( born 1902) before he arrived.
They had two more children once they were settled in the UK - Cissie ( 1908)
and Leonard ( 1910) .

Harris was a shoemaker and set up his own small workshop.

Neither Harris nor Rebecca had siblings who also came to the UK as far as I
know. They possibly had siblings who went to the US and may have had some
left in Vilna or elsewhere.

I have tried the Poor Jews Temporary Shelter database with no luck. Ditto
the Hamburg Shipping Lines. There are numerous entries in the all Lithuania
Database for Bron/ Braun , which I will gradually work my way through. I
have put the surnames into the JGFF database.But any other ideas would be
gratefully recieved.

We are going to Vilna this summer and it would be really exciting to be able
to find a link of some sort to research over there.

Does this ring any bells with anyone? Can anyone give me some suggestions as
to how I may trace more about the family origins?

Janet Gee, England
Researching: BOCZAN / BOTCHAN/BOTCHER (Poland) ; BERKOVITZ; BRON (Vilnius);
GERSTEIN ( Poland); GOLD(EN)BERG ( Braila); KOCKLAM; ROSENBERG (Poland);


Translated Chapter added to Wyszkow Yizkor Book #general

Howard Orenstein
 

C. Religious Life

Religious Institutions and Shtiblakh
by Motl Wenger (Montevideo) pp. 95-98

Translated by Judie Ostroff Goldstein

< http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/wyszkow/wys095.html >

--
Howard B. Orenstein, Ph.D.
Westminster, MD
horenstein@mcdaniel.edu


Link between GOLDBERG & ITZKOWITZ #general

Print True Color <printtruecolor@...>
 

I am trying to solve one of the many missing links in our family...

My great-aunt Charlotte ITZKOWITZ went >from South Africa to visit
GOLDBERG family in America. We believe that the Goldbergs were in the
medical profession. This happened in the late 1940s.

The Itzkowitzs were originally >from Kelme, Lithuania. Charlotte and
the rest of the family were born in Kelme and emigrated to South
Africa in the late 1890's or early 1900's.

If any of this rings a bell to you, please reply to my email.


Many thanks,

Toiby Soggot


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Translated Chapter added to Wyszkow Yizkor Book #general

Howard Orenstein
 

C. Religious Life

Religious Institutions and Shtiblakh
by Motl Wenger (Montevideo) pp. 95-98

Translated by Judie Ostroff Goldstein

< http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/wyszkow/wys095.html >

--
Howard B. Orenstein, Ph.D.
Westminster, MD
horenstein@mcdaniel.edu


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Fwd: Link between GOLDBERG & ITZKOWITZ #general

Print True Color <printtruecolor@...>
 

I am trying to solve one of the many missing links in our family...

My great-aunt Charlotte ITZKOWITZ went >from South Africa to visit
GOLDBERG family in America. We believe that the Goldbergs were in the
medical profession. This happened in the late 1940s.

The Itzkowitzs were originally >from Kelme, Lithuania. Charlotte and
the rest of the family were born in Kelme and emigrated to South
Africa in the late 1890's or early 1900's.

If any of this rings a bell to you, please reply to my email.


Many thanks,

Toiby Soggot


Cemetery Information #general

Joseph Fibel <JFibel@...>
 

Dear Jewell,

Although the burial was quite some time ago, there is a possibility that
some one is maintaining the cemetery plot or that someone provided for perpetual
care. In either case, the cemetery has this record. They *may* be willing to give
you this information if you ask nicely. If not, they may be willing to forward
your letter to that person, provided that you send them a note >from you with a
blank stamped envelope.

If the plot is >from some group, landsmanshaft, synagogue, etc. the person
arranging burials may have the same information.

Contact the Cemetery office by phone or letter and see if they will provide
this help.
Incidentally, it is helpful to include your town address when making a
posting since this information is helpful when suggisting answers.

Joe Fibel
New Rochelle, NY


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Cemetery Information #general

Joseph Fibel <JFibel@...>
 

Dear Jewell,

Although the burial was quite some time ago, there is a possibility that
some one is maintaining the cemetery plot or that someone provided for perpetual
care. In either case, the cemetery has this record. They *may* be willing to give
you this information if you ask nicely. If not, they may be willing to forward
your letter to that person, provided that you send them a note >from you with a
blank stamped envelope.

If the plot is >from some group, landsmanshaft, synagogue, etc. the person
arranging burials may have the same information.

Contact the Cemetery office by phone or letter and see if they will provide
this help.
Incidentally, it is helpful to include your town address when making a
posting since this information is helpful when suggisting answers.

Joe Fibel
New Rochelle, NY


Searching for Garbus, Leszczyszyn and Szajna Family #general

Laurel B <lebruce@...>
 

I am searching for family of the following surnames: GARBUS, LESZCZYSZN and
SZAJNA.

My GGrandfathers name was Franciszek Garbus and was born in Sydoriv, Ukraine
(region in Ternopil) between 1891-2. His parents names were Michael Garbus
and Catherine Szajna. He married Euduchia Leszczyszyn who was born in
Werchrata, Ukraine (region in Lwow). Euduchia or Eva was born between
1897-8. They married in Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada in 1917. Euduchia's
mothers name was Mary Leszczyszyn.

If you have any information please contact me. Thank you!

Laurel Bruce
Winnipeg, Manitoba


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching for Garbus, Leszczyszyn and Szajna Family #general

Laurel B <lebruce@...>
 

I am searching for family of the following surnames: GARBUS, LESZCZYSZN and
SZAJNA.

My GGrandfathers name was Franciszek Garbus and was born in Sydoriv, Ukraine
(region in Ternopil) between 1891-2. His parents names were Michael Garbus
and Catherine Szajna. He married Euduchia Leszczyszyn who was born in
Werchrata, Ukraine (region in Lwow). Euduchia or Eva was born between
1897-8. They married in Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada in 1917. Euduchia's
mothers name was Mary Leszczyszyn.

If you have any information please contact me. Thank you!

Laurel Bruce
Winnipeg, Manitoba


SALASKY/SALAFSKY/ZASLOFSKY from Pyatka Ukraine #general

M. Faber <mfaber@...>
 

I just received my GG Grandfather's death certificate which indicates
he was >from Pyatkia, Russia which I've interpreted as Pyatka, Ukraine
(5001-2822) >from ShtetlSeeker.
Does anybody know anything about this city?
I did a Google search with no luck.

Please respond privately,
Thanks,
Monica
M. Faber
mfaber@texoma.net


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen SALASKY/SALAFSKY/ZASLOFSKY from Pyatka Ukraine #general

M. Faber <mfaber@...>
 

I just received my GG Grandfather's death certificate which indicates
he was >from Pyatkia, Russia which I've interpreted as Pyatka, Ukraine
(5001-2822) >from ShtetlSeeker.
Does anybody know anything about this city?
I did a Google search with no luck.

Please respond privately,
Thanks,
Monica
M. Faber
mfaber@texoma.net


Pre-War German Jewish Society (for)the Research of Jewish Families #germany

Elizabeth Levy <levyliz@...>
 

Sent on Behalf of Esther Ramon
Re:Consciousness of the Jews in Germany about Genealogy

I cite and translate >from a report of Else Kotkowski, the secretary of the Jewish
Community in Karlsruhe. She is reporting after the war about the events
in Karlsruhe one day after the Kristallnacht.

"After the 10. November came an interesting visitor who
identified himself as a member of the Jewish Society of the Research of
Jewish Families. He asked for old documents and the books of the Jewish
cemeteries. He opened his suitcase and showed us beautiful "Wimpeln" (sorry
I don't know how they are called in English), other items of worship and old
Documents >from Synagogues which he had collected to bring them to the Archives
in Berlin. He told us about a document in Wuerzburg on which appeared the
signature of Kaiser Barbarossa which was thrown in the street with other
Documents."
Else Kotkowski - Israelische Gemeinde Karlsruhe/Baden Karlsruhe AK1/AEST/27

All the Jewish man were detained in Dachau. Else was the only responsible
person in the office. The Jews in Germany were terrified by those cruel
events and felt that their life in the country had come to an end.

In those conditions the Jewish Society of the Research of Jewish History
tried to save whatever was possible and sent whoever was available to save
Documents and other resources.


Esther Ramon
Jerusalem

HOMBURGER Karlsruhe;
WEIL Merzig-Saar;
OPPENHEIM Hanau;
BUCHSTEIN Bavaria


viewmate 5817 Yiddish, page two of two #general

Jean Block <jbretired@...>
 

This is the second page of a two page letter. Again, any help would be
great. I do not know who this is >from or anything else about it. My
aunt's parents were Isaac Voscoboinic and Bessie Wolfman and this
would most likely have been sent to them.
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=5817
Jean Block Columbus OH

MODERAOTR NOTE: Please reply privately. The first page is VM5816.