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Paarish of Jewish Denomination #galicia

Suzan & Ron Wynne <srwynne@...>
 

Alan Weiser rasied an interesting issue with his question about the
translation of "Parish of Jewish Denomination." In Galicia, this would have
been the kehillah, which had various official and legal authority over the
Jewish community. The kehilla operated Jewish institutions and social
welfare organizations. It sounds like the issue at hand was whether the
kehilla had to pay something like unemployment insurance and the ruling was
that it did not.

Suzan Wynne
Kensington, MD


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Paarish of Jewish Denomination #galicia

Suzan & Ron Wynne <srwynne@...>
 

Alan Weiser rasied an interesting issue with his question about the
translation of "Parish of Jewish Denomination." In Galicia, this would have
been the kehillah, which had various official and legal authority over the
Jewish community. The kehilla operated Jewish institutions and social
welfare organizations. It sounds like the issue at hand was whether the
kehilla had to pay something like unemployment insurance and the ruling was
that it did not.

Suzan Wynne
Kensington, MD


US State Dept. material #galicia

Suzan & Ron Wynne <srwynne@...>
 

I know we were asked to respond privately to the request for assistance with
State Dept. material but it is important that everyone interested in Galicia
know about this database and how to access materials. Teams >from the Jewish
Genealogy Society of Greater Washington created an index to the Jewish names
appearing in this and other record collections at the National Archives.
The material, itself, is on paper and concerns individuals and families who
turned to the State Dept. for assistance in reaching family members in
Europe, getting money and food to them, etc. The vast majority of the
material is >from the period of World War I.

The index is on microfiche available >from Avotaynu. It provides location
information that can be used when ordering material >from the National
Archives. You simply write to the National Archives asking for the material
to be copied. They will tell you what the fee is.

I found a great deal of material about my family in these records. In one
case, the mother took her children for a visit to her family still in Europe
just as WWI was breaking out. She and the children were trapped in Europe
for the entire war, fleeing with everyone else >from her town >from place to
place. The frantic husband had no word of their welfare for 5 years and
appealed numerous times to the State Dept. for help. The letters were heart
breaking and fascinating.

Suzan Wynne
Kensington, MD


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia US State Dept. material #galicia

Suzan & Ron Wynne <srwynne@...>
 

I know we were asked to respond privately to the request for assistance with
State Dept. material but it is important that everyone interested in Galicia
know about this database and how to access materials. Teams >from the Jewish
Genealogy Society of Greater Washington created an index to the Jewish names
appearing in this and other record collections at the National Archives.
The material, itself, is on paper and concerns individuals and families who
turned to the State Dept. for assistance in reaching family members in
Europe, getting money and food to them, etc. The vast majority of the
material is >from the period of World War I.

The index is on microfiche available >from Avotaynu. It provides location
information that can be used when ordering material >from the National
Archives. You simply write to the National Archives asking for the material
to be copied. They will tell you what the fee is.

I found a great deal of material about my family in these records. In one
case, the mother took her children for a visit to her family still in Europe
just as WWI was breaking out. She and the children were trapped in Europe
for the entire war, fleeing with everyone else >from her town >from place to
place. The frantic husband had no word of their welfare for 5 years and
appealed numerous times to the State Dept. for help. The letters were heart
breaking and fascinating.

Suzan Wynne
Kensington, MD


Re: telephone call in Oregon #general

Eve Line Blum <eve.line.blum@...>
 

Dear Jewishgenners Friends,

I received so many offers to give that phone call that I accepted the
first one and I can only thank very much all the friendly persons who
offered to call for me.

As you are so numerous, I can't write to each of you, and I hope you
won't mind if I write with the "Undisclosed-Recipient" system which
allows me, besides Jewishgen, to thank each one at a time.

Thanks again for your help.
--
Eve Line Blum-Cherchevsky
Besancon (France)
and also
Cercle de Genealogie Juive (International JGS in Paris)
http://www.genealoj.org


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: telephone call in Oregon #general

Eve Line Blum <eve.line.blum@...>
 

Dear Jewishgenners Friends,

I received so many offers to give that phone call that I accepted the
first one and I can only thank very much all the friendly persons who
offered to call for me.

As you are so numerous, I can't write to each of you, and I hope you
won't mind if I write with the "Undisclosed-Recipient" system which
allows me, besides Jewishgen, to thank each one at a time.

Thanks again for your help.
--
Eve Line Blum-Cherchevsky
Besancon (France)
and also
Cercle de Genealogie Juive (International JGS in Paris)
http://www.genealoj.org


Central Zionist Archives #general

Rochelle
 

Following are the corrected opening hours of the CZA
during the week of the Conference:

Sunday: 8.00-16.00
Monday: 8.00-19.00
Tuesday: 8.00-16.00
Wednesday: 8.00-19.00
Thursday: 8.00-16.00

Looking forward to seeing you next week.

Rochelle Rubinstein
Deputy Director
Central Zionist Archives
Jerusalem

Subject: Central Zionist Archives
From: martha <martha@bgumail.bgu.ac.il>
Date: Thu, 1 Jul 2004 08:54:26 +0200
X-Message-Number: 1

The Central Zionist Archives [CZA] would like to remind those of you
lucky enough to attend the Jerusalem 2004 Conference on Jewish
Genealogy, that the CZA will have special open hours during the
Conference. In addition to their regular hours, they will be open on
Tuesday and Thursday between 15:00 and 18:00 and on Wednesday between
08:00 and 10:00. They have a database of immigrant arrivals to the
Land of Israel >from about 1923 on. Israelis who live in the central
area are requested please to avoid using the archives at this time,
since we expect all the archives in Jerusalem to be quite crowded
during the Conference.

See you next week!

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


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Central Zionist Archives #general

Rochelle
 

Following are the corrected opening hours of the CZA
during the week of the Conference:

Sunday: 8.00-16.00
Monday: 8.00-19.00
Tuesday: 8.00-16.00
Wednesday: 8.00-19.00
Thursday: 8.00-16.00

Looking forward to seeing you next week.

Rochelle Rubinstein
Deputy Director
Central Zionist Archives
Jerusalem

Subject: Central Zionist Archives
From: martha <martha@bgumail.bgu.ac.il>
Date: Thu, 1 Jul 2004 08:54:26 +0200
X-Message-Number: 1

The Central Zionist Archives [CZA] would like to remind those of you
lucky enough to attend the Jerusalem 2004 Conference on Jewish
Genealogy, that the CZA will have special open hours during the
Conference. In addition to their regular hours, they will be open on
Tuesday and Thursday between 15:00 and 18:00 and on Wednesday between
08:00 and 10:00. They have a database of immigrant arrivals to the
Land of Israel >from about 1923 on. Israelis who live in the central
area are requested please to avoid using the archives at this time,
since we expect all the archives in Jerusalem to be quite crowded
during the Conference.

See you next week!

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


Re: country of origin on census #general

Irene Newhouse <einew@...>
 

In the case of frequent boundary changes, it was often a matter of choice
what a person would claim as a natal country. For instance, my father's
late cousin was born in Lida, now in Belarus, in 1907. At the time, her
country of birth was Russia. After WWI, Lida became part of Poland, but
after WWII, it became part of the Belarussian Socialist Soviet Republic.
Nevertheless, for all of her adult life, she claimed to have been born in
Poland. Primarily because she disliked what she perceived as the history of
Polish governments less than that of Russian governments, for which she had
no use at all.

If one was >from Austria-Hungary, odds were great that one was multi-lingual.
The non-Jewish grandfather of some childhood friends of mine was >from a
German-speaking enclave somewhere in what's now either the Czech or Slovak
Republics. When he emigrated to the US at age 13, he was fluent in 8
languages & spoke snatches of an additional 5; in his old age, he was still
fluent in several of the 8, with English in addition. Although this seems
mind-numbingly versatile to modern Americans, he said everyone was like that
back there, you had to be.

When you came >from a background like this, how you identified yourself
depended on the prevailing prejudices of your current residence and/or the
ethnic makeup of your neighbors. You picked an identity that was the least
likely to make you stand out.

How extreme this could be is illustrated by my father's experiences in
Prague, 1936-38. He'd gone there when he decided there was no future for
him in Germany. He got by with phrasebooks & broken Czech. When the
Germans moved in, he said, suddenly shop personnel of whom you would have
thought, >from their behavior toward him during the past couple years,they'd
never heard a word of German spoken before, & with whom he'd stumbled along
in very broken Czech, suddenly turned out to speak flawless German --
overnight. It was so unsettling an experience, he left Prague right away...

Irene Newhouse
Kihei HI


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen RE: country of origin on census #general

Irene Newhouse <einew@...>
 

In the case of frequent boundary changes, it was often a matter of choice
what a person would claim as a natal country. For instance, my father's
late cousin was born in Lida, now in Belarus, in 1907. At the time, her
country of birth was Russia. After WWI, Lida became part of Poland, but
after WWII, it became part of the Belarussian Socialist Soviet Republic.
Nevertheless, for all of her adult life, she claimed to have been born in
Poland. Primarily because she disliked what she perceived as the history of
Polish governments less than that of Russian governments, for which she had
no use at all.

If one was >from Austria-Hungary, odds were great that one was multi-lingual.
The non-Jewish grandfather of some childhood friends of mine was >from a
German-speaking enclave somewhere in what's now either the Czech or Slovak
Republics. When he emigrated to the US at age 13, he was fluent in 8
languages & spoke snatches of an additional 5; in his old age, he was still
fluent in several of the 8, with English in addition. Although this seems
mind-numbingly versatile to modern Americans, he said everyone was like that
back there, you had to be.

When you came >from a background like this, how you identified yourself
depended on the prevailing prejudices of your current residence and/or the
ethnic makeup of your neighbors. You picked an identity that was the least
likely to make you stand out.

How extreme this could be is illustrated by my father's experiences in
Prague, 1936-38. He'd gone there when he decided there was no future for
him in Germany. He got by with phrasebooks & broken Czech. When the
Germans moved in, he said, suddenly shop personnel of whom you would have
thought, >from their behavior toward him during the past couple years,they'd
never heard a word of German spoken before, & with whom he'd stumbled along
in very broken Czech, suddenly turned out to speak flawless German --
overnight. It was so unsettling an experience, he left Prague right away...

Irene Newhouse
Kihei HI


visit Transylvania #hungary

"רוזן
 

Dear Genners,

Please, is there somebody experienced with a reaserching trip to
Transylvania?
would you be so kind and suggesting/advising me where can i get
information about birth and death in Transylvania? is there a central
Archiv? or each town's archiv?

Towns of my interest are: Naznz Falva, O"rmenies, Deva, Tergumures.

I'm planing to be there at the beginning of August.
Much appreciation,

Anat Rosen (Rashkes)
Abirim
Israel
m4rosen@012.net.il

Researching: MENDEL, FISCHER,FRITSCH, SCHWARTZ, ABRAHAM, LAYNER -
Transylvania


Hungary SIG #Hungary visit Transylvania #hungary

"רוזן
 

Dear Genners,

Please, is there somebody experienced with a reaserching trip to
Transylvania?
would you be so kind and suggesting/advising me where can i get
information about birth and death in Transylvania? is there a central
Archiv? or each town's archiv?

Towns of my interest are: Naznz Falva, O"rmenies, Deva, Tergumures.

I'm planing to be there at the beginning of August.
Much appreciation,

Anat Rosen (Rashkes)
Abirim
Israel
m4rosen@012.net.il

Researching: MENDEL, FISCHER,FRITSCH, SCHWARTZ, ABRAHAM, LAYNER -
Transylvania


Re: Bienne Switzerland #general

Eve Line Blum <eve.line.blum@...>
 

Here are the details of the townhall :

Mairie
Pont-du-Moulin 5
Case postale
CH - 2501 Bienne
Tel.: 032 326 11 01
fax: 032 326 11 90
email address : mairie@biel-bienne.ch

--
Eve Line Blum-Cherchevsky
Besancon (France)
and also
Cercle de Genealogie Juive (International JGS in Paris)
http://www.genealoj.org


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Bienne Switzerland #general

Eve Line Blum <eve.line.blum@...>
 

Here are the details of the townhall :

Mairie
Pont-du-Moulin 5
Case postale
CH - 2501 Bienne
Tel.: 032 326 11 01
fax: 032 326 11 90
email address : mairie@biel-bienne.ch

--
Eve Line Blum-Cherchevsky
Besancon (France)
and also
Cercle de Genealogie Juive (International JGS in Paris)
http://www.genealoj.org


Seeking: Charles Randolph STRAUSS #general

harry donaldson
 

Hi,
We are trying to trace the birthplace of my grandfather,
his name was Charles Randolph Strauss he was a mariner sailing out
of England his fathers name was Gutlob Strauss (Bootmaker).
My grandfather married a Jane Donaldson in 1904 in South Shields
co, Durham England he stated his age as 34 which would put
his date of birth at 1870.In 1914 at the outbreak
of war between Germany/England he was arrested when
his ship docked in Liverpool and interned.In1920/21 we
heard that he was working in Dusseldorf Germany in a
ballbearing factory.The last news we had was a sighting of him
on a ship in Cyprus on it"s way to Israel .We are
hoping to be able to find his place of birth and
try to trace our family geneolgy

Hope you assist or give us some advice on where we
can find the information we seek.
Thank You
Harry Donaldson

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JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Seeking: Charles Randolph STRAUSS #general

harry donaldson
 

Hi,
We are trying to trace the birthplace of my grandfather,
his name was Charles Randolph Strauss he was a mariner sailing out
of England his fathers name was Gutlob Strauss (Bootmaker).
My grandfather married a Jane Donaldson in 1904 in South Shields
co, Durham England he stated his age as 34 which would put
his date of birth at 1870.In 1914 at the outbreak
of war between Germany/England he was arrested when
his ship docked in Liverpool and interned.In1920/21 we
heard that he was working in Dusseldorf Germany in a
ballbearing factory.The last news we had was a sighting of him
on a ship in Cyprus on it"s way to Israel .We are
hoping to be able to find his place of birth and
try to trace our family geneolgy

Hope you assist or give us some advice on where we
can find the information we seek.
Thank You
Harry Donaldson

MODERATOR NOTE: One of JewishGen's most heavily visited sites is the
JewishGen Family Finder (JGFF), and family connections are being made more
and more frequently. Chances of success in your research will be greatly
enhanced if you register the name(s) you are searching for
in the JGFF. Go to www.jewishgen.org/jgff.


ZAWOZNICK - ZAWOZNICK SAKOLSKY #scandinavia

Robert Zavos <rzavos@...>
 

I have been enrolled on the Scanadanavian mailing list for at least 6 months
but the only mail I get are these general notices that go out to all of the
lists. Is anyone else aqctually on this list who has an interest in Jewish
genealogy? If not I will get off this list.

Here are some qustions to stimulate a little intraction in case somebody is
still reading this list.

My Grandfather - Alter Moshe ZAWOZNICK was one of the Suwalki emigrants to
Trondheim, Norway (c. 1890 -1904). He left for the USA in 1904 along with
two sisters: - Lena ZAWOZNICK SAKOLSKY and Anna ZAWOZNICK who each had several
children born in Sweden and Norway. I have the 1900 census data records
from University of Tromso which are online. I have found the ZAWOZNICK
descendents living in Norway today, but none of them do genealogy and they
don't know the history before 1904 when my family lived there. One of them
has the Oskar Mendelson book, but could tell me nothing about my family.
They do not even know if we are related but my Grandfather did come >from the
same small shtetl - Raczki, had the same surname, and lived in Trondheim
when there were probably less than 100 Jewish people. There do not appear
to be any surviving Raczki records before WW2. I have checked in much
detail and have even visited Suwalki myself and looked in the Suwalki
archives.

Questions - where can I buy the Mendelson book?
Can anybody help translate the small section on Michael Savosnick for me?
Can anybody tell me where to buy the book by Robert Savosnick?

I would like to visit Norway in 1905 - especially Trondheim which is having a
100 year anniversary. Jon Reitan is writing a history about this but doesn't
know anything about my family.

Finally - what other records might I find in the civil records of Norway and
Sweden? Where would the birth records be for my Fathers 4 cousins born in
Norway and Sweden? Any school records, registrations, etc.

Thank you for any guidance and suggestions.

Robert Zavos
Pittsburgh Pennsylania, USA


Scandinavia SIG #Scandinavia ZAWOZNICK - ZAWOZNICK SAKOLSKY #scandinavia

Robert Zavos <rzavos@...>
 

I have been enrolled on the Scanadanavian mailing list for at least 6 months
but the only mail I get are these general notices that go out to all of the
lists. Is anyone else aqctually on this list who has an interest in Jewish
genealogy? If not I will get off this list.

Here are some qustions to stimulate a little intraction in case somebody is
still reading this list.

My Grandfather - Alter Moshe ZAWOZNICK was one of the Suwalki emigrants to
Trondheim, Norway (c. 1890 -1904). He left for the USA in 1904 along with
two sisters: - Lena ZAWOZNICK SAKOLSKY and Anna ZAWOZNICK who each had several
children born in Sweden and Norway. I have the 1900 census data records
from University of Tromso which are online. I have found the ZAWOZNICK
descendents living in Norway today, but none of them do genealogy and they
don't know the history before 1904 when my family lived there. One of them
has the Oskar Mendelson book, but could tell me nothing about my family.
They do not even know if we are related but my Grandfather did come >from the
same small shtetl - Raczki, had the same surname, and lived in Trondheim
when there were probably less than 100 Jewish people. There do not appear
to be any surviving Raczki records before WW2. I have checked in much
detail and have even visited Suwalki myself and looked in the Suwalki
archives.

Questions - where can I buy the Mendelson book?
Can anybody help translate the small section on Michael Savosnick for me?
Can anybody tell me where to buy the book by Robert Savosnick?

I would like to visit Norway in 1905 - especially Trondheim which is having a
100 year anniversary. Jon Reitan is writing a history about this but doesn't
know anything about my family.

Finally - what other records might I find in the civil records of Norway and
Sweden? Where would the birth records be for my Fathers 4 cousins born in
Norway and Sweden? Any school records, registrations, etc.

Thank you for any guidance and suggestions.

Robert Zavos
Pittsburgh Pennsylania, USA


Nomination for Treasurer #latvia

mgetz@...
 

Barry Shay has accepted nomination for Treasurer of the Latvia SIG.

Barry is editor of the SIG newsletter, has visited Latvia and extensively
researched family in the Dvinsk/Daugavpils region. He has background as
Treasurer of the DC Masters Swim Team.

Barry was recently elected to the NY City College Athletic Hall of Fame.

Mike Getz
e-mail: mgetz@erols.com


Latvia SIG #Latvia Nomination for Treasurer #latvia

mgetz@...
 

Barry Shay has accepted nomination for Treasurer of the Latvia SIG.

Barry is editor of the SIG newsletter, has visited Latvia and extensively
researched family in the Dvinsk/Daugavpils region. He has background as
Treasurer of the DC Masters Swim Team.

Barry was recently elected to the NY City College Athletic Hall of Fame.

Mike Getz
e-mail: mgetz@erols.com