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JFRA Israel Ra'anana branch - Wed, June 30 #belarus

Schelly Dardashti <dardasht@...>
 

Dear JFRA members and friends,

All those with an interest in Jewish family history are welcome at all JFRA
Israel meetings. We would be especially pleased to welcome any Genners who
have arrived in Israel early for the conference! JFRA Israel would very much
like to greet you.

The next Ra'anana branch meeting will be at 7.30 pm, Wednesday, June 30.
Beit Fisher, 5 Klausner St., Ra'anana
JFRA members, no charge; others, NIS 15.

Shlomo Gurevich, Horowitz Family Association, will speak on "Horowitz
history, the family association and the July reunion."

The Horowitz family, with Sephardic roots in medieval Girona and Barcelona,
Spain, spread to Prague, Poland, and all around Eastern Europe. It is a
fascinating story.

For information/directions, contact Ra'anana chair Ingrid Rockberger,
ingrid@genealogy.org.il, or call 09-745-0456.

With best wishes,
Schelly Talalay Dardashti
Tel Aviv
JFRA Israel, president
schelly@genealogy.org.il
schelly@allrelative.net
dardasht@barak-online.net


Belarus SIG #Belarus JFRA Israel Ra'anana branch - Wed, June 30 #belarus

Schelly Dardashti <dardasht@...>
 

Dear JFRA members and friends,

All those with an interest in Jewish family history are welcome at all JFRA
Israel meetings. We would be especially pleased to welcome any Genners who
have arrived in Israel early for the conference! JFRA Israel would very much
like to greet you.

The next Ra'anana branch meeting will be at 7.30 pm, Wednesday, June 30.
Beit Fisher, 5 Klausner St., Ra'anana
JFRA members, no charge; others, NIS 15.

Shlomo Gurevich, Horowitz Family Association, will speak on "Horowitz
history, the family association and the July reunion."

The Horowitz family, with Sephardic roots in medieval Girona and Barcelona,
Spain, spread to Prague, Poland, and all around Eastern Europe. It is a
fascinating story.

For information/directions, contact Ra'anana chair Ingrid Rockberger,
ingrid@genealogy.org.il, or call 09-745-0456.

With best wishes,
Schelly Talalay Dardashti
Tel Aviv
JFRA Israel, president
schelly@genealogy.org.il
schelly@allrelative.net
dardasht@barak-online.net


a lecture at the Jerusalem Genealogy Conference #belarus

Dr. Zeeva Levy <levyzb@...>
 

I am presenting a lecture at the Jerusalem Genealogy Conference, entitled
"The Revival of the Jewish State - a Story of a Family". Although the
lecture is one of a series entitled "Family Sagas", I would like to bring to
the attention of those interested in Belarus and Latvia, that my lecture
includes the use of sources >from both these areas.
The lecture will take place on Tuesday July 6th at 16:25 PM

Zeeva Levy
levyzb@zahav.net.il


Belarus SIG #Belarus a lecture at the Jerusalem Genealogy Conference #belarus

Dr. Zeeva Levy <levyzb@...>
 

I am presenting a lecture at the Jerusalem Genealogy Conference, entitled
"The Revival of the Jewish State - a Story of a Family". Although the
lecture is one of a series entitled "Family Sagas", I would like to bring to
the attention of those interested in Belarus and Latvia, that my lecture
includes the use of sources >from both these areas.
The lecture will take place on Tuesday July 6th at 16:25 PM

Zeeva Levy
levyzb@zahav.net.il


BLUMENZON #rabbinic

sbloom@...
 

I've been told repeatedly that my ggf, Aryeh Lazer BLUMENZON was
either a rabbi or descended >from rabbis. I have never been able to
confirm this. I have recently concluded that it's probably legend,
or he descended matrillineally, and it will be too difficult to
figure out the ancestry. This ancestor probably lived his life in
Lask or Pabianice Poland, but there seems to be evidence he lived in
Aleksandow and Przedborz as well (not far >from those other towns).
His lifespan was likely very short 1860 to 1890 or so, so I'm
thinking more along the lines of "descended >from rabbi" than he was
a rabbi.

As a more general question, how many rabbis were there ever likely
to be in one shtetl? I know the leaders are mentioned in Yizkor
books and other texts, but is it even probable there were other
rabbis, historically unmentioned, in the same town?

Thanks!

Steve Bloom
mailto:sbloom@email.hsc.edu


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic BLUMENZON #rabbinic

sbloom@...
 

I've been told repeatedly that my ggf, Aryeh Lazer BLUMENZON was
either a rabbi or descended >from rabbis. I have never been able to
confirm this. I have recently concluded that it's probably legend,
or he descended matrillineally, and it will be too difficult to
figure out the ancestry. This ancestor probably lived his life in
Lask or Pabianice Poland, but there seems to be evidence he lived in
Aleksandow and Przedborz as well (not far >from those other towns).
His lifespan was likely very short 1860 to 1890 or so, so I'm
thinking more along the lines of "descended >from rabbi" than he was
a rabbi.

As a more general question, how many rabbis were there ever likely
to be in one shtetl? I know the leaders are mentioned in Yizkor
books and other texts, but is it even probable there were other
rabbis, historically unmentioned, in the same town?

Thanks!

Steve Bloom
mailto:sbloom@email.hsc.edu


Additions to the 2004 IAJGS Conference #rabbinic

Martha Lev-Zion <martha@...>
 

We have some wonderful news about additions to the Conference program:

Warren Blatt, JewishGen's Vice President and Editor-in-Chief will
represent Jewishgen at the Conference in Jerusalem. Warren's talk
is entitled "JewishGen -- Past, Present and Future" and will focus
on all aspects of Jewishgen databases. His sessions will take one
step-by-step through the process of using JewishGen's internet
databases: including both how to search the databases, and how to
add one's own data. We feel his talk is so important that we have
scheduled it for a plenary session on Tuesday, after the Break-the-
Fast dinner at 2100, as well as on Friday morning, to ensure that
Israelis will be able to be present and to learn >from it.

Yad Vashem has done it again! Miriam Aviezer, an expert on
Yugoslavian Jewry, will be present at Yad Vashem, in the reading
room of the library, on Wednesday between 10:00 and 14:00 to help
you with your research questions. Those of you with Yugoslavian
roots, take note!!

Rose Lerer Cohen, co-author of the multi-volume study on the fate of
Lithuanian Jewry, is also generously donating her time to help those
of you with Litvak roots.. You can consult with Rose in the reading
room at Yad Vashem on Tuesday, July 6, between 10:00 and noon.

Those with Hungarian roots will have the good fortune of being
helped by the expert on Hungarian Jewry, Dr. Gavriel Bar Shaked,
who will be at Yad Vashem >from Sunday through Thursday, between
10:00 and 14:00.

In addition to these and other experts and a crew of volunteers who
will be ready to help you at Yad Vashem, we will have representatives
from Yad Vashem present at the Conference venue to point you in the
right direction before you ever leave the hotel! Be sure that you
bring with you all known details of family members that you believe
were murdered in the Shoah. You will be able to fill out pages of
testimony in their memory, which Yad Vashem representatives will
have with them to give you at the conference. Don't let your
relatives remain among the nameless, a number among the millions
killed. Help rekindle their memory by filling out and handing in the
Pages of Testimony so that future generations can know and honour
them as well!

During the evening Event at Yad Vashem on Monday afternoon and
evening, one of the very poignant moments will be when each person
goes to the beautiful Valley of the Lost Communities to locate the
stone bearing the mention of the communities >from which his family
came and whose Jewish population was decimated in World War II.
There too, you will have the opportunity to honour your murdered
family members and their community by remembering them in your own
special way in the Valley of the Lost Communities.

And then, as they would have wanted, we will celebrate life in the
evening program at Yad Vashem: Am Yisrael Chai! Make sure you bring
a sweater and warm clothing. Nights are cool in Jerusalem, even in
summer.

Please be sure to see http://www.jewishgen.org/jerusalem2004, click
on "News" and read all about the detailed program at Yad Vashem.

Martha

--
Martha Levinson Lev-Zion, Ph.D.
The 24th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy
Jerusalem, July 4-9, 2004
http://www.jewishgen.org/jerusalem2004

[Moderator's Note: Please address all questions to the jerusalem2004
mailing list. You can join the jerusalem2004 mailing list at
http://www.jewishgen.org/listserv/sigs_add.htm ]


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Additions to the 2004 IAJGS Conference #rabbinic

Martha Lev-Zion <martha@...>
 

We have some wonderful news about additions to the Conference program:

Warren Blatt, JewishGen's Vice President and Editor-in-Chief will
represent Jewishgen at the Conference in Jerusalem. Warren's talk
is entitled "JewishGen -- Past, Present and Future" and will focus
on all aspects of Jewishgen databases. His sessions will take one
step-by-step through the process of using JewishGen's internet
databases: including both how to search the databases, and how to
add one's own data. We feel his talk is so important that we have
scheduled it for a plenary session on Tuesday, after the Break-the-
Fast dinner at 2100, as well as on Friday morning, to ensure that
Israelis will be able to be present and to learn >from it.

Yad Vashem has done it again! Miriam Aviezer, an expert on
Yugoslavian Jewry, will be present at Yad Vashem, in the reading
room of the library, on Wednesday between 10:00 and 14:00 to help
you with your research questions. Those of you with Yugoslavian
roots, take note!!

Rose Lerer Cohen, co-author of the multi-volume study on the fate of
Lithuanian Jewry, is also generously donating her time to help those
of you with Litvak roots.. You can consult with Rose in the reading
room at Yad Vashem on Tuesday, July 6, between 10:00 and noon.

Those with Hungarian roots will have the good fortune of being
helped by the expert on Hungarian Jewry, Dr. Gavriel Bar Shaked,
who will be at Yad Vashem >from Sunday through Thursday, between
10:00 and 14:00.

In addition to these and other experts and a crew of volunteers who
will be ready to help you at Yad Vashem, we will have representatives
from Yad Vashem present at the Conference venue to point you in the
right direction before you ever leave the hotel! Be sure that you
bring with you all known details of family members that you believe
were murdered in the Shoah. You will be able to fill out pages of
testimony in their memory, which Yad Vashem representatives will
have with them to give you at the conference. Don't let your
relatives remain among the nameless, a number among the millions
killed. Help rekindle their memory by filling out and handing in the
Pages of Testimony so that future generations can know and honour
them as well!

During the evening Event at Yad Vashem on Monday afternoon and
evening, one of the very poignant moments will be when each person
goes to the beautiful Valley of the Lost Communities to locate the
stone bearing the mention of the communities >from which his family
came and whose Jewish population was decimated in World War II.
There too, you will have the opportunity to honour your murdered
family members and their community by remembering them in your own
special way in the Valley of the Lost Communities.

And then, as they would have wanted, we will celebrate life in the
evening program at Yad Vashem: Am Yisrael Chai! Make sure you bring
a sweater and warm clothing. Nights are cool in Jerusalem, even in
summer.

Please be sure to see http://www.jewishgen.org/jerusalem2004, click
on "News" and read all about the detailed program at Yad Vashem.

Martha

--
Martha Levinson Lev-Zion, Ph.D.
The 24th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy
Jerusalem, July 4-9, 2004
http://www.jewishgen.org/jerusalem2004

[Moderator's Note: Please address all questions to the jerusalem2004
mailing list. You can join the jerusalem2004 mailing list at
http://www.jewishgen.org/listserv/sigs_add.htm ]


EIDB-LUPOLANSKI-Golovanevsk in Podolia(Podolien)-Ukraine #general

Abuwasta Abuwasta
 

Dear Genners,
Thanks to all of those who replied privately and were
part of this exciting exercise.Most of you were on the
right track.
Upon the correct suggestion of Mr. Alexander Sharon
and the addition of Mr.Arthur Hoffman I decided to sum
up what I have learnt in the process. To start with,
the place of birth of Dobe LUPOLANSKI is the current
town of Golovanevsk in Ukraine in the Podolia
region.However,until 1918 it was part of the Russian
Empire but had an Ukrainian name. A map I have seen on
SIG spells it Holvanivsk but it was apparently
spelled Holovanivsk. Jewishgen cemeteries project
spells it Holovanevsk.
Now, and take a deep breath,here are the different
spellings I found on EIDB when I searched either
Golovanevsk or Holovanevsk:
Golowaniesk,Golowanesk,Golovanisk,Golowansk,Kolowanisky,
Galvenski,Golwanesk, Golowamcik,Galawinski,Golwansk,
Golowaniska,Golowanejsk,Galowensky,Galovanesky,
Golwanick,Glowanck,Golowaniewsk.
I may have forgotten another one or two....
The last place of residence is most probably Olgonow
though I have no idea where it is.
It seems,anlyzing the different spellings, that the
shipping clerks in Bremen, Germany(where the ship
Friedrich der Grosse departed from) had a partial
contribution to this Babylonian mess.They apparently
wrote what they heard and made their own composition.
The clerks in Ellis Island used their data without too
many corrections. The Germans knew Podolia as
Podolien(like in Galicia=Galizien) so they wrote it.
Some had apparently some knowledge of Polish and thus
the use of J or Y.
The interesting lesson is off course that the D-M and
Soundex methods have to be tried more than once to
yield maximum results.
And now go back to Dobe Lupolansi's entry on EIDB and
enjoy yourself.
Thanks again for your assistance.
Jacob Rosen
Jerusalem


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen EIDB-LUPOLANSKI-Golovanevsk in Podolia(Podolien)-Ukraine #general

Abuwasta Abuwasta
 

Dear Genners,
Thanks to all of those who replied privately and were
part of this exciting exercise.Most of you were on the
right track.
Upon the correct suggestion of Mr. Alexander Sharon
and the addition of Mr.Arthur Hoffman I decided to sum
up what I have learnt in the process. To start with,
the place of birth of Dobe LUPOLANSKI is the current
town of Golovanevsk in Ukraine in the Podolia
region.However,until 1918 it was part of the Russian
Empire but had an Ukrainian name. A map I have seen on
SIG spells it Holvanivsk but it was apparently
spelled Holovanivsk. Jewishgen cemeteries project
spells it Holovanevsk.
Now, and take a deep breath,here are the different
spellings I found on EIDB when I searched either
Golovanevsk or Holovanevsk:
Golowaniesk,Golowanesk,Golovanisk,Golowansk,Kolowanisky,
Galvenski,Golwanesk, Golowamcik,Galawinski,Golwansk,
Golowaniska,Golowanejsk,Galowensky,Galovanesky,
Golwanick,Glowanck,Golowaniewsk.
I may have forgotten another one or two....
The last place of residence is most probably Olgonow
though I have no idea where it is.
It seems,anlyzing the different spellings, that the
shipping clerks in Bremen, Germany(where the ship
Friedrich der Grosse departed from) had a partial
contribution to this Babylonian mess.They apparently
wrote what they heard and made their own composition.
The clerks in Ellis Island used their data without too
many corrections. The Germans knew Podolia as
Podolien(like in Galicia=Galizien) so they wrote it.
Some had apparently some knowledge of Polish and thus
the use of J or Y.
The interesting lesson is off course that the D-M and
Soundex methods have to be tried more than once to
yield maximum results.
And now go back to Dobe Lupolansi's entry on EIDB and
enjoy yourself.
Thanks again for your assistance.
Jacob Rosen
Jerusalem


Searching REISS family #general

Leslie Weinberg <artsoul@...>
 

Never knew how difficult it was to search surviving family. Seems my
mother and her siblings had and have had no contact with their cousins
or uncles and aunts for thirty or more years. I am searching for
children and grandchildren of Blanche (REISS) and Martin SCHWARTZ.
Blanche was one of my grandmother's two sisters who came to the U.S.
Helen never married. Blanche had at least three children, one of whom
my aunt knows died, and a set of twins named Emil and Stella. My aunt
did see Stella some years back in Florida but couldn't find her the next
time she visited. She feels she may be deceased. Her married name was
Stella RAPHAEL. We do not know if she had any children. Emil
supposedly changed his name to Jeb STUART or STEWART (my aunt believes
all of the children changed their last names to STUART or STEWART) and
moved to Texas. Again, we do not know if he married or had children.
My aunt does know that he wrote a book! My grandmother's brother, Jene
(John in the U.S.) lost his wife, remarried and gave his children to his
late wife's sister, who adopted them. They go by the last name RITTER.
I have recently met Edward RITTER, and I believe there may have been
an older brother who died some time ago. We do not know if John REISS
had children with his second wife, and where he might have gone. If
anyone knows any of these REISS descendants, please, please let me know.
They still have two surviving cousins in their late 70s on the West
Coast, and large numbers of children >from their four first cousins who
were Adele Reiss Eisen's children. My mother was Alice (EISEN) DANN.
Leslie Weinberg


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching REISS family #general

Leslie Weinberg <artsoul@...>
 

Never knew how difficult it was to search surviving family. Seems my
mother and her siblings had and have had no contact with their cousins
or uncles and aunts for thirty or more years. I am searching for
children and grandchildren of Blanche (REISS) and Martin SCHWARTZ.
Blanche was one of my grandmother's two sisters who came to the U.S.
Helen never married. Blanche had at least three children, one of whom
my aunt knows died, and a set of twins named Emil and Stella. My aunt
did see Stella some years back in Florida but couldn't find her the next
time she visited. She feels she may be deceased. Her married name was
Stella RAPHAEL. We do not know if she had any children. Emil
supposedly changed his name to Jeb STUART or STEWART (my aunt believes
all of the children changed their last names to STUART or STEWART) and
moved to Texas. Again, we do not know if he married or had children.
My aunt does know that he wrote a book! My grandmother's brother, Jene
(John in the U.S.) lost his wife, remarried and gave his children to his
late wife's sister, who adopted them. They go by the last name RITTER.
I have recently met Edward RITTER, and I believe there may have been
an older brother who died some time ago. We do not know if John REISS
had children with his second wife, and where he might have gone. If
anyone knows any of these REISS descendants, please, please let me know.
They still have two surviving cousins in their late 70s on the West
Coast, and large numbers of children >from their four first cousins who
were Adele Reiss Eisen's children. My mother was Alice (EISEN) DANN.
Leslie Weinberg


Gesher Galicia and JRI-Poland Matching Grants to JRI-Poland Galician Projects #galicia

Shelley K. Pollero
 

Dear Galicia Researchers,

The Gesher Galicia Steering Committee (GGSC) is pleased to announce that Gesher
Galicia (GG) has designated two grants for Galician projects in conjunction with Jewish
Records Indexing-Poland (JRI-Poland).

With the first grant, five Eastern Galicia towns of the JRI-Poland AGAD Archives PSA
Project are now fully funded. They are Grodek Jagiellonski, Horodenka, Kolomyja, Rawa
Ruska, and Stryj. This funding was made possible by a contribution >from the GG Research
Grants Program, with matching funds contributed through JRI-Poland.

The GGSC's commitment to its research grant program has now helped 23 AGAD towns to
become fully funded. There now remain only 15 of the original 87 AGAD towns which have
not yet achieved their financial goals, including Lwow. For those researchers interested in
Lwow, the Lwow indexing projects have another source of matching funds and ALL
contributions to Lwow will continue to be matched dollar for dollar. Therefore, Lwow is NOT
included in this limited matching grants program.

NEW 2 FOR 1 MATCHING INITIATIVE

The second GG research grant, also in conjunction with JRI-Poland, will match contributions
from interested researchers to both the remaining AGAD towns (except Lwow) and/or town
indexing projects in the Krakow, Przemysl, Sanok, and Tarnow PSA Archives.

The 14 remaining towns of the AGAD (Galician towns) PSA project include
Brzezany, Jaworow, Kosow, Krakowiec, Krzywcze, Mielnica, Mosciska, Olesko, Rudki,
Sokal, Tartakow, Uhnow, Zniesienie, Zolkiew.

The indexing projects in the Krakow (Bochnia, Krakow, Ksiasz Wielkie, Miechow, Nowy
Wisnicz, Podgorze, and Zablocie), Przemysl (Radymno), Sanok (Brzozow and Sanok), and
Tarnow (Dabrowa, Szczucin, Tarnow, Wosnicz, and Zabno) PSA Archives are not yet fully
funded. Some of these are just getting started.

Gesher Galicia and JRI-Poland have teamed up to help these towns meet their financial
goals. Both GG and JRI-Poland will match all contributions received by JRI-Poland, subject
to the following conditions. In effect, your contribution to any one of the Galician PSA
projects (except the AGAD-Lwow project) will result in additional contributions of two times
your donation. Both GG and JRI-Poland will match contributions up to a total amount of
$2000. There is a limit to the dollar amount of contributions to be matched for any one town,
which is 1/3 of the amount needed for that town to become fully funded or $500, whichever
is less.

For example, the fundraising target for Tarnow is $1700 and $1073 has already been
raised. The balance to fully fund the town is $627. If $209 is contributed, Tarnow will
receive two matching fund grants of $209 >from Gesher Galicia and JRI-Poland, totaling
$418. Tarnow will then be fully funded and those records can be indexed.

Information on the funding status and archive coordinators for these projects is available
at http://www.jewishgen.org/jri-pl/psa/status.htm. Select the archive project, look for an
e-mail link to your town, and contact your archive coordinator for more information. If there
is no archive coordinator, please contact Mark Halpern at mark@halpern.com.

Information on contributing to the indexing of your Galician town's records is available at
http://www.jewishgen.org/jri-pl/visa.htm. Be sure to communicate for which project(s) your
contribution is intended. We remind U.S. contributors that JRI-Poland is an independent
non-profit U.S. tax-exempt organization - so your contributions are tax deductible.

The record indices contained in the JRI-Poland database would not be accessible to
researchers without our host, JewishGen. In addition to your contribution to the JRI-Poland
Galician Projects for the indexing of the records, we hope you will also give to JewishGen
to help defray the cost of maintaining these records online. For contributions to JewishGen
on behalf of these JRI-Poland Galician projects, please use the easily accessible
contribution form at http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGenerosity/AGAD.html

For more information about the Gesher Galicia Research Grants Program, please contact
Pamela Weisberger, Research Coordinator, at pweisberger@hotmail.com.

Sincerely,

Shelley K. Pollero, Coordinator, Gesher Galicia
Severna Park, Maryland
geshergalicia@comcast.net
http://www.jewishgen.org/Galicia/

Pamela Weisberger, Research Coordinator, Gesher Galicia
Santa Monica, California
pweisberger@hotmail.com

Mark Halpern, AGAD Archive Coordinator, JRI-Poland
West Chester, Pennsylvania
mark@halpern.com


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Gesher Galicia and JRI-Poland Matching Grants to JRI-Poland Galician Projects #galicia

Shelley K. Pollero
 

Dear Galicia Researchers,

The Gesher Galicia Steering Committee (GGSC) is pleased to announce that Gesher
Galicia (GG) has designated two grants for Galician projects in conjunction with Jewish
Records Indexing-Poland (JRI-Poland).

With the first grant, five Eastern Galicia towns of the JRI-Poland AGAD Archives PSA
Project are now fully funded. They are Grodek Jagiellonski, Horodenka, Kolomyja, Rawa
Ruska, and Stryj. This funding was made possible by a contribution >from the GG Research
Grants Program, with matching funds contributed through JRI-Poland.

The GGSC's commitment to its research grant program has now helped 23 AGAD towns to
become fully funded. There now remain only 15 of the original 87 AGAD towns which have
not yet achieved their financial goals, including Lwow. For those researchers interested in
Lwow, the Lwow indexing projects have another source of matching funds and ALL
contributions to Lwow will continue to be matched dollar for dollar. Therefore, Lwow is NOT
included in this limited matching grants program.

NEW 2 FOR 1 MATCHING INITIATIVE

The second GG research grant, also in conjunction with JRI-Poland, will match contributions
from interested researchers to both the remaining AGAD towns (except Lwow) and/or town
indexing projects in the Krakow, Przemysl, Sanok, and Tarnow PSA Archives.

The 14 remaining towns of the AGAD (Galician towns) PSA project include
Brzezany, Jaworow, Kosow, Krakowiec, Krzywcze, Mielnica, Mosciska, Olesko, Rudki,
Sokal, Tartakow, Uhnow, Zniesienie, Zolkiew.

The indexing projects in the Krakow (Bochnia, Krakow, Ksiasz Wielkie, Miechow, Nowy
Wisnicz, Podgorze, and Zablocie), Przemysl (Radymno), Sanok (Brzozow and Sanok), and
Tarnow (Dabrowa, Szczucin, Tarnow, Wosnicz, and Zabno) PSA Archives are not yet fully
funded. Some of these are just getting started.

Gesher Galicia and JRI-Poland have teamed up to help these towns meet their financial
goals. Both GG and JRI-Poland will match all contributions received by JRI-Poland, subject
to the following conditions. In effect, your contribution to any one of the Galician PSA
projects (except the AGAD-Lwow project) will result in additional contributions of two times
your donation. Both GG and JRI-Poland will match contributions up to a total amount of
$2000. There is a limit to the dollar amount of contributions to be matched for any one town,
which is 1/3 of the amount needed for that town to become fully funded or $500, whichever
is less.

For example, the fundraising target for Tarnow is $1700 and $1073 has already been
raised. The balance to fully fund the town is $627. If $209 is contributed, Tarnow will
receive two matching fund grants of $209 >from Gesher Galicia and JRI-Poland, totaling
$418. Tarnow will then be fully funded and those records can be indexed.

Information on the funding status and archive coordinators for these projects is available
at http://www.jewishgen.org/jri-pl/psa/status.htm. Select the archive project, look for an
e-mail link to your town, and contact your archive coordinator for more information. If there
is no archive coordinator, please contact Mark Halpern at mark@halpern.com.

Information on contributing to the indexing of your Galician town's records is available at
http://www.jewishgen.org/jri-pl/visa.htm. Be sure to communicate for which project(s) your
contribution is intended. We remind U.S. contributors that JRI-Poland is an independent
non-profit U.S. tax-exempt organization - so your contributions are tax deductible.

The record indices contained in the JRI-Poland database would not be accessible to
researchers without our host, JewishGen. In addition to your contribution to the JRI-Poland
Galician Projects for the indexing of the records, we hope you will also give to JewishGen
to help defray the cost of maintaining these records online. For contributions to JewishGen
on behalf of these JRI-Poland Galician projects, please use the easily accessible
contribution form at http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGenerosity/AGAD.html

For more information about the Gesher Galicia Research Grants Program, please contact
Pamela Weisberger, Research Coordinator, at pweisberger@hotmail.com.

Sincerely,

Shelley K. Pollero, Coordinator, Gesher Galicia
Severna Park, Maryland
geshergalicia@comcast.net
http://www.jewishgen.org/Galicia/

Pamela Weisberger, Research Coordinator, Gesher Galicia
Santa Monica, California
pweisberger@hotmail.com

Mark Halpern, AGAD Archive Coordinator, JRI-Poland
West Chester, Pennsylvania
mark@halpern.com


Re: Visiting Ukraine: Czernowitz #galicia

Shelley K. Pollero
 

Czernowitz was located in the province of Bukowina. Bukowina was acquired by
the Austrian Empire >from the Ottoman Empire in 1775. It merged with Galicia
in 1787. After 1849, Bukowina was administered as a separate province. It
shares with Romania a history of Turkish and Romanian administration that
was not experienced by Galicia. (>from Gesher Galicia's FAQ)

Several years ago, Gesher Galicia and Rom-SIG (the Romanian Special Interest
Group) decided that it would be best for Rom-SIG to focus on Bukowina, which
it does in its discussion group and its web site. Gesher Galicia does not
include Czernowitz, although many Galicia researchers had family there.

On the Rom-SIG web site, Bruce I. Reisch describes a trip he took in 1998
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/radauti/trip.html with a tips to those
traveling to Bukowina, lodging, Jewish contacts, and a link to photos of
places he visited on his trip, including Czernowitz at
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/radauti/czernowitz.html

Shelley K. Pollero, Coordinator
Gesher Galicia
Severna Park, Maryland
geshergalicia@comcast.net
http://www.jewishgen.org/Galicia/


Subject: Visiting Ukraine
From: AJS1PRES@aol.com
Date: Fri, 25 Jun 2004 11:01:02 -0400
X-Message-Number: 1

I am hoping to visit Czernowitz, Ukraine next MAy. I will be coming into, and
flying out of Europe at Manchester, England. I would appreciate any and all
information on traveling to Czernowitz, what places to visit to try to find
information on my ancestors, and information on guides translators and hotels.

Please contact me privately, and thanks for your help.
Bruce Wexler
Jackson, NJ USA
AJS1PRES@AOL.COM


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Re: Visiting Ukraine: Czernowitz #galicia

Shelley K. Pollero
 

Czernowitz was located in the province of Bukowina. Bukowina was acquired by
the Austrian Empire >from the Ottoman Empire in 1775. It merged with Galicia
in 1787. After 1849, Bukowina was administered as a separate province. It
shares with Romania a history of Turkish and Romanian administration that
was not experienced by Galicia. (>from Gesher Galicia's FAQ)

Several years ago, Gesher Galicia and Rom-SIG (the Romanian Special Interest
Group) decided that it would be best for Rom-SIG to focus on Bukowina, which
it does in its discussion group and its web site. Gesher Galicia does not
include Czernowitz, although many Galicia researchers had family there.

On the Rom-SIG web site, Bruce I. Reisch describes a trip he took in 1998
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/radauti/trip.html with a tips to those
traveling to Bukowina, lodging, Jewish contacts, and a link to photos of
places he visited on his trip, including Czernowitz at
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/radauti/czernowitz.html

Shelley K. Pollero, Coordinator
Gesher Galicia
Severna Park, Maryland
geshergalicia@comcast.net
http://www.jewishgen.org/Galicia/


Subject: Visiting Ukraine
From: AJS1PRES@aol.com
Date: Fri, 25 Jun 2004 11:01:02 -0400
X-Message-Number: 1

I am hoping to visit Czernowitz, Ukraine next MAy. I will be coming into, and
flying out of Europe at Manchester, England. I would appreciate any and all
information on traveling to Czernowitz, what places to visit to try to find
information on my ancestors, and information on guides translators and hotels.

Please contact me privately, and thanks for your help.
Bruce Wexler
Jackson, NJ USA
AJS1PRES@AOL.COM


FHL film look-ups offer #general

Shelly Weiner <shellyjag619@...>
 

Dear all,
I have finished with the following FHL films; they do not get sent back until 23
July. If you would like me to do lookups for you, please email me privately.
Please do not email me for requests which are *not* on these 3 films. I go to
the FHL only on Friday mornings, so it might take a while.

#0947209
Bay County, Michigan
Index to births 1874-1933
Arrrangment is first by year, then by first letter of last name, then by
certificate volume number.
*No* actual birth certificates are on this roll, so you need to know only the
last name and approximate year of birth. What you will get will be a book
(volume) number and a page number. These are where the actual certificates are
to be found. The FHL has copies of the birth certificates >from 1868-1911 *only*
on other roll numbers.

#1504097
#1504098
New York County, New York [includes Bronx 1905 street addresses]
Card index to street names and house addresses in New York County, for the New
York state census for 1905, 1915 and 1925

I can look up Assembly & Election Districts used on the NY State Census for the
following addresses ONLY:
251 East 86 St. - 551 East 119 St.

Shelly Weiner
Henderson NV USA

Searching:
BYCZOK BYCHKOFF BICHKOFF Walkowiska, Poland to Detroit MI / FELDMAN Hungary to
New Brunswick NJ / MOSKOWITZ MOSS Russia to Bay City MI to Detroit MI /
NOCHINOWSKY NACHAMOFSKY NASH Ostov, Russia to Detroit MI / ROSSEN Stahovka,
Ukraine to Detroit, MI / SMOLYAR SMOLYIAR SMOLAR SMOLER Wlodzimierzec or
Vladimirets, Ukraine to Detroit MI


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen FHL film look-ups offer #general

Shelly Weiner <shellyjag619@...>
 

Dear all,
I have finished with the following FHL films; they do not get sent back until 23
July. If you would like me to do lookups for you, please email me privately.
Please do not email me for requests which are *not* on these 3 films. I go to
the FHL only on Friday mornings, so it might take a while.

#0947209
Bay County, Michigan
Index to births 1874-1933
Arrrangment is first by year, then by first letter of last name, then by
certificate volume number.
*No* actual birth certificates are on this roll, so you need to know only the
last name and approximate year of birth. What you will get will be a book
(volume) number and a page number. These are where the actual certificates are
to be found. The FHL has copies of the birth certificates >from 1868-1911 *only*
on other roll numbers.

#1504097
#1504098
New York County, New York [includes Bronx 1905 street addresses]
Card index to street names and house addresses in New York County, for the New
York state census for 1905, 1915 and 1925

I can look up Assembly & Election Districts used on the NY State Census for the
following addresses ONLY:
251 East 86 St. - 551 East 119 St.

Shelly Weiner
Henderson NV USA

Searching:
BYCZOK BYCHKOFF BICHKOFF Walkowiska, Poland to Detroit MI / FELDMAN Hungary to
New Brunswick NJ / MOSKOWITZ MOSS Russia to Bay City MI to Detroit MI /
NOCHINOWSKY NACHAMOFSKY NASH Ostov, Russia to Detroit MI / ROSSEN Stahovka,
Ukraine to Detroit, MI / SMOLYAR SMOLYIAR SMOLAR SMOLER Wlodzimierzec or
Vladimirets, Ukraine to Detroit MI


Translations #general

lailandre <lailandre@...>
 

Hi Genners

I would like to share a site with you that may help if you have simple
translations to do.
I find the cut and paste method really quick and easy. My son put me on to
it and it has helped me considerably.
www.altavista.com

Shalom

Laila Andre

MODERATOR NOTE: The "Translate" tool is located below the main bar on the above
page. The direct link to the translation tool is: http://babelfish.altavista.com/


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Translations #general

lailandre <lailandre@...>
 

Hi Genners

I would like to share a site with you that may help if you have simple
translations to do.
I find the cut and paste method really quick and easy. My son put me on to
it and it has helped me considerably.
www.altavista.com

Shalom

Laila Andre

MODERATOR NOTE: The "Translate" tool is located below the main bar on the above
page. The direct link to the translation tool is: http://babelfish.altavista.com/