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VM 3668-9: Gorodische or Gorodeya or Gorodnya-Russian Translation help #general

MikeFamHistorian@...
 

I have trying to solve the puzzle of the origin of my wife's family for a few
years. I now have two records >from Novogrudok uzeyd posted on Viewmate 2
records:

1. VM 3669 1834 Revision list header

2. VM 3669 1850 Revision list header

I would like sometime to identify which town the record is from. So far I
have three candidates but no concensus yet. It would be great to match the name
in the record with a Russina map. The three candidates are:

A. Gorodische (Haradzysca) (About 30 kilometers west of Gorodeya, between
Baranavici & Navagrudok)

B. Gorodeya (Haradzeja) (94 kilometers SW of Minsk, between Minsk &
Baranavici)

C. Gorodnya (?)

Mike Karsen
Mount Prospect, IL USA

Researching:
FROST (Bucharest/Alexandria, Romania)
BLUMENFELD, MARKOVICH, WOLF (Botosani, Romania)
PEKARSKY (Khodorkov/Staraya Kotelnya/Volosov/Zhitomir, Ukraine)
PELTZER (Zhitomir, Ukraine; FRIEDMAN (Kremenets, Ukraine)
YANKELOVICH, SHEPSOLOVITCH (Minsk gubernia, Belarus)
LADON (Lithuania); BLANKFELD/BLANKFIELD (Shavel, Lithuania)

MODERATOR NOTE: The direct links to these images are:
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=3668
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=3669


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen VM 3668-9: Gorodische or Gorodeya or Gorodnya-Russian Translation help #general

MikeFamHistorian@...
 

I have trying to solve the puzzle of the origin of my wife's family for a few
years. I now have two records >from Novogrudok uzeyd posted on Viewmate 2
records:

1. VM 3669 1834 Revision list header

2. VM 3669 1850 Revision list header

I would like sometime to identify which town the record is from. So far I
have three candidates but no concensus yet. It would be great to match the name
in the record with a Russina map. The three candidates are:

A. Gorodische (Haradzysca) (About 30 kilometers west of Gorodeya, between
Baranavici & Navagrudok)

B. Gorodeya (Haradzeja) (94 kilometers SW of Minsk, between Minsk &
Baranavici)

C. Gorodnya (?)

Mike Karsen
Mount Prospect, IL USA

Researching:
FROST (Bucharest/Alexandria, Romania)
BLUMENFELD, MARKOVICH, WOLF (Botosani, Romania)
PEKARSKY (Khodorkov/Staraya Kotelnya/Volosov/Zhitomir, Ukraine)
PELTZER (Zhitomir, Ukraine; FRIEDMAN (Kremenets, Ukraine)
YANKELOVICH, SHEPSOLOVITCH (Minsk gubernia, Belarus)
LADON (Lithuania); BLANKFELD/BLANKFIELD (Shavel, Lithuania)

MODERATOR NOTE: The direct links to these images are:
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=3668
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=3669


Kossow - History of Jews in Bukowina #poland

Celia Male <celiamale@...>
 

Marilyn COSSEVER asks about the family name KOSSOWER.

There are a number of references to KOSSOW and an alternative spelling KOSOW
as well as the descriptive form:"Kossower" in the section on "The Wiznitzer
Tzadikim Dynasty", History of Jews in Bukowina [Pages 89 - 90] edited by
Hugo Gold. The English translation is available on the internet.

http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Bukowinabook/buk1_089.html

A google search reveals far more KOSOWER than KOSSOWER references, but this
may be not be significant.

You will also find variants KOSSOVER and KOSOVER. COSSEVER is the loser in
this Google citation race.

Celia MALE [UK]


JRI Poland #Poland Kossow - History of Jews in Bukowina #poland

Celia Male <celiamale@...>
 

Marilyn COSSEVER asks about the family name KOSSOWER.

There are a number of references to KOSSOW and an alternative spelling KOSOW
as well as the descriptive form:"Kossower" in the section on "The Wiznitzer
Tzadikim Dynasty", History of Jews in Bukowina [Pages 89 - 90] edited by
Hugo Gold. The English translation is available on the internet.

http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Bukowinabook/buk1_089.html

A google search reveals far more KOSOWER than KOSSOWER references, but this
may be not be significant.

You will also find variants KOSSOVER and KOSOVER. COSSEVER is the loser in
this Google citation race.

Celia MALE [UK]


Re: Gilene, Poland possibilities??? #poland

Fbussgang@...
 

<< Subject: Gilene, Poland possibilities??? >>

It is possible that it was Zychlin (Z has a dot over it), pronounced
Zhikhleen. It is near Kutno and not that far >from Raciaz.

At any rate, it is probably a town that begins with "Z with a dot over it"
which sounds like "Zh."

Fay Bussgang
Lexington, MA


JRI Poland #Poland Re: Gilene, Poland possibilities??? #poland

Fbussgang@...
 

<< Subject: Gilene, Poland possibilities??? >>

It is possible that it was Zychlin (Z has a dot over it), pronounced
Zhikhleen. It is near Kutno and not that far >from Raciaz.

At any rate, it is probably a town that begins with "Z with a dot over it"
which sounds like "Zh."

Fay Bussgang
Lexington, MA


Help in translation #poland

brachaga@...
 

Dear fellow researchers,

My parents brought family documents (hopefully) >from POLAND, according
to a list I made after searching the databases for a long time.
Those documents are all written in old Russian, I posted them in ,
if anyonecan please help in translating those documents as accurately
as possible.

The documents at:-
http://data.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=3619
http://data.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=3620
http://data.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=3621
http://data.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=3622
http://data.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=3623
http://data.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=3624
http://data.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=3625


Thank you all,

Ayelet Bracha

DEMBSKI, HERSZKOWICZ (HERSZKOWICZ vel MOSKOWICZ), SIERADZKI, SZCZUKIN
(SHUKAN), JACUBOWICZ (JACOBOWICZ), WALD, STRYKOWSKY, KNOPF, LAKS,
PLATKEWICZ, NIRENBERG (NORNBERG, NIREMBERG), ZILBERSZTEIN, WINTER, WLOCH,
GERLITZ, HOLANDER, DIAMANT
LODZ, KALISZ, KYEV-UKRAINE, STOPNICA, CHMIELNIK, WARSZA - POLAND, CANADA,
USA, ISRAEL

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately.


JRI Poland #Poland Help in translation #poland

brachaga@...
 

Dear fellow researchers,

My parents brought family documents (hopefully) >from POLAND, according
to a list I made after searching the databases for a long time.
Those documents are all written in old Russian, I posted them in ,
if anyonecan please help in translating those documents as accurately
as possible.

The documents at:-
http://data.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=3619
http://data.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=3620
http://data.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=3621
http://data.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=3622
http://data.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=3623
http://data.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=3624
http://data.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=3625


Thank you all,

Ayelet Bracha

DEMBSKI, HERSZKOWICZ (HERSZKOWICZ vel MOSKOWICZ), SIERADZKI, SZCZUKIN
(SHUKAN), JACUBOWICZ (JACOBOWICZ), WALD, STRYKOWSKY, KNOPF, LAKS,
PLATKEWICZ, NIRENBERG (NORNBERG, NIREMBERG), ZILBERSZTEIN, WINTER, WLOCH,
GERLITZ, HOLANDER, DIAMANT
LODZ, KALISZ, KYEV-UKRAINE, STOPNICA, CHMIELNIK, WARSZA - POLAND, CANADA,
USA, ISRAEL

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately.


researching: KORN and DZIEDZIC from Przasnysz #poland

Marty Meyers <meyers01@...>
 

I'm looking for information on a KORN family >from Przasnysz.

Szyia KORN married Ester Laia DZIEDZIC in 1893 who died in 1898.
He then married Chawa Basia DZIEDZIC (not sure if she was a cousin or sister
to Ester Laia) in 1899. JRI-Poland records show a Chaia Mindla KORN
and a Szlama KORN were both born in 1897.

Chawa Basia's parents were Zurek and Bajla Ruchla (nee BORENSTEJN) DZIEDZIC.
Chawa Basia's brother Josek DZIEDZIC was the husband of Szajna ZYLBERMAN,
my great-grandmother's sister.

If this sounds familiar, please contact me privately at
<meyers01@comcast.net>.

Marty Meyers
researching:
BORDOWITZ(WICZ) >from Przasnysz/Mlawa/Ciechanow/Makow/Pultusk/Wyskow
ZYLBERMAN/SILVERMAN/BRZYSKIER >from Przasnysz/Chorzele
ALENSZTEJN/RUDA >from Przasnysz/Mlawa
MEYEROWITZ/POROSHKIN >from Bolshaya Berestovitsa (Belarus)
KIRSHNER/SIDMAN/BAILIN >from Slavuta/Volhynia/Ukraine
LANDSMAN/LANCMAN/FINBERG/PEANEN >from Vilna
ZELMANOVICH/ROZENSZTEIN >from Poland (Przasnysz area?)


JRI Poland #Poland researching: KORN and DZIEDZIC from Przasnysz #poland

Marty Meyers <meyers01@...>
 

I'm looking for information on a KORN family >from Przasnysz.

Szyia KORN married Ester Laia DZIEDZIC in 1893 who died in 1898.
He then married Chawa Basia DZIEDZIC (not sure if she was a cousin or sister
to Ester Laia) in 1899. JRI-Poland records show a Chaia Mindla KORN
and a Szlama KORN were both born in 1897.

Chawa Basia's parents were Zurek and Bajla Ruchla (nee BORENSTEJN) DZIEDZIC.
Chawa Basia's brother Josek DZIEDZIC was the husband of Szajna ZYLBERMAN,
my great-grandmother's sister.

If this sounds familiar, please contact me privately at
<meyers01@comcast.net>.

Marty Meyers
researching:
BORDOWITZ(WICZ) >from Przasnysz/Mlawa/Ciechanow/Makow/Pultusk/Wyskow
ZYLBERMAN/SILVERMAN/BRZYSKIER >from Przasnysz/Chorzele
ALENSZTEJN/RUDA >from Przasnysz/Mlawa
MEYEROWITZ/POROSHKIN >from Bolshaya Berestovitsa (Belarus)
KIRSHNER/SIDMAN/BAILIN >from Slavuta/Volhynia/Ukraine
LANDSMAN/LANCMAN/FINBERG/PEANEN >from Vilna
ZELMANOVICH/ROZENSZTEIN >from Poland (Przasnysz area?)


Re: Wolf -Velvel or equivalent #general

Carlos Glikson
 

And a lot of the Russian Jews named Vladimir are also Ze'ev, Velvl.
The Russian name for a relative named Wolf (b.1885 in Kremenchug, present
Ukraine) was Vladimir - and he was called Volodia. I am off line while
writing and should check Prof. Esterson's Given Names Data Base for other
variants and endearments...

Carlos Glikson
Buenos Aires

MODERATOR NOTE: The Given Names Data Bases (GNDBs) by Professor G. L. Esterson
are located at http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/GivenNames/


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Wolf -Velvel or equivalent #general

Carlos Glikson
 

And a lot of the Russian Jews named Vladimir are also Ze'ev, Velvl.
The Russian name for a relative named Wolf (b.1885 in Kremenchug, present
Ukraine) was Vladimir - and he was called Volodia. I am off line while
writing and should check Prof. Esterson's Given Names Data Base for other
variants and endearments...

Carlos Glikson
Buenos Aires

MODERATOR NOTE: The Given Names Data Bases (GNDBs) by Professor G. L. Esterson
are located at http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/GivenNames/


Westchester School 1910 and WEISBERG #general

David Harris <dorsharris@...>
 

Herman WEISBERG (1900 - 1985) was born in Brooklyn, the son of Simon and
Eva WEISBERG. Simon and Eva both came >from Romania. The family appears in
the 1910 Census in Brooklyn living with Eva's parents (Moses and Malke
HOROWITZ), but are missing as a family unit in the 1910 Census.

The 1910 Census has a Simon WEISBERG, widower, age 33 born in Romania,
living with friends in Manhattan.

The same 1910 Census has Herman WEISBERG, age 10, listed as a Scholar with
14 other scholars at a private school on Harrison Ave. in Harrison
Township, Westchester County. An additional scholar is a Leon WEISBERG, age 8.

In the 1920 Census, Herman, age 19, and Leon WEISBERG, age 17, are boarders
in an apartment in the Bronx.

I'm "assuming" that Eva died, Simon couldn't care for the children and sent
them to a boarding school.
Does anybody know of such a school on Harrison Avenue (no number given in
the census). It's too difficult to make out the name of the head of the
school on the census form.
Naturally, if anybody knows of either Leon or Herman Weisberg, please
contact me directly at the email address below. Thanks.
David Harris
Silver Spring, MD
dorsharris@verizon.net


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Westchester School 1910 and WEISBERG #general

David Harris <dorsharris@...>
 

Herman WEISBERG (1900 - 1985) was born in Brooklyn, the son of Simon and
Eva WEISBERG. Simon and Eva both came >from Romania. The family appears in
the 1910 Census in Brooklyn living with Eva's parents (Moses and Malke
HOROWITZ), but are missing as a family unit in the 1910 Census.

The 1910 Census has a Simon WEISBERG, widower, age 33 born in Romania,
living with friends in Manhattan.

The same 1910 Census has Herman WEISBERG, age 10, listed as a Scholar with
14 other scholars at a private school on Harrison Ave. in Harrison
Township, Westchester County. An additional scholar is a Leon WEISBERG, age 8.

In the 1920 Census, Herman, age 19, and Leon WEISBERG, age 17, are boarders
in an apartment in the Bronx.

I'm "assuming" that Eva died, Simon couldn't care for the children and sent
them to a boarding school.
Does anybody know of such a school on Harrison Avenue (no number given in
the census). It's too difficult to make out the name of the head of the
school on the census form.
Naturally, if anybody knows of either Leon or Herman Weisberg, please
contact me directly at the email address below. Thanks.
David Harris
Silver Spring, MD
dorsharris@verizon.net


The Arenda System Research Project #general

Alan Weiser <alanboy@...>
 

Because the arenda system(a system of leasing) significantly affected
the socioeconomic life of Jews in Polish and Lithuanian frontier lands
from about the 14th century, the Kolomea Research Group (KRG) has
commenced The Arenda Research Project (TARP). The objectives of TARP
are to:
1. Describe the arenda system
2. Identify arendars (one who purchased a lease)
3. Identify what lands, industrial activities, and service
establishments were covered by arendas.
4. Identify the terms and conditions of arendas
5. Describe the socioeconomic impacts >from arendas
6. Provide clues to determine if one's ancestors may have been
arendars.

A report of initial research has been posted at
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/kolomea/kolomad.htm, click on
Arenda under History in the subject index to reach the report.
Research is continuing and needs volunteer researchers especially some
with Polish, Lithuanian, and Ukrainian language skills with English.
See the noted report for details on the project and contact
information. You do not have to be a member of KRG to participate in
this important project.

Alan Weiser, Coordinator
Kolomea Research Group & Web Site
alanboy@starpower.net
Silver Spring

MODERATOR'S NOTE: The Aredna article is under "The Kolomea Administrative
District (KAD)" subject, line No. 11.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen The Arenda System Research Project #general

Alan Weiser <alanboy@...>
 

Because the arenda system(a system of leasing) significantly affected
the socioeconomic life of Jews in Polish and Lithuanian frontier lands
from about the 14th century, the Kolomea Research Group (KRG) has
commenced The Arenda Research Project (TARP). The objectives of TARP
are to:
1. Describe the arenda system
2. Identify arendars (one who purchased a lease)
3. Identify what lands, industrial activities, and service
establishments were covered by arendas.
4. Identify the terms and conditions of arendas
5. Describe the socioeconomic impacts >from arendas
6. Provide clues to determine if one's ancestors may have been
arendars.

A report of initial research has been posted at
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/kolomea/kolomad.htm, click on
Arenda under History in the subject index to reach the report.
Research is continuing and needs volunteer researchers especially some
with Polish, Lithuanian, and Ukrainian language skills with English.
See the noted report for details on the project and contact
information. You do not have to be a member of KRG to participate in
this important project.

Alan Weiser, Coordinator
Kolomea Research Group & Web Site
alanboy@starpower.net
Silver Spring

MODERATOR'S NOTE: The Aredna article is under "The Kolomea Administrative
District (KAD)" subject, line No. 11.


LEVENE FAMILY RESEARCH & EDMONTON CEMETERY #unitedkingdom

Richard Cooper <ric@...>
 

My great-grand-aunt Scheindel MILLET married an Israel LEVENE
in Southampton synagogue in 1904. She was aged 23, he was 27.
Their children were Buddy, Fanny, Esther and Anne. That's all I know.
Any relation to you, Josie Barnett? Let me know,
Good luck in your research,

Ric Cooper
Gosport, UK
MILLET, PITERZEIL & BLUMENKAHL >from Dabrowa Tarnowska
ADLER & FINKELSTEIN >from Ternopol
LEWINSTEIN >from Berdichev
YAROSHEVSKY & SHAPOCHNIKOW >from Odessa
LEZTER, RINENBERG & SALENDER >from Rzeszow


JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom LEVENE FAMILY RESEARCH & EDMONTON CEMETERY #unitedkingdom

Richard Cooper <ric@...>
 

My great-grand-aunt Scheindel MILLET married an Israel LEVENE
in Southampton synagogue in 1904. She was aged 23, he was 27.
Their children were Buddy, Fanny, Esther and Anne. That's all I know.
Any relation to you, Josie Barnett? Let me know,
Good luck in your research,

Ric Cooper
Gosport, UK
MILLET, PITERZEIL & BLUMENKAHL >from Dabrowa Tarnowska
ADLER & FINKELSTEIN >from Ternopol
LEWINSTEIN >from Berdichev
YAROSHEVSKY & SHAPOCHNIKOW >from Odessa
LEZTER, RINENBERG & SALENDER >from Rzeszow


March meeting of the JGS of Bergen County, New Jersey #general

Edward Rosenbaum <erosenbaum@...>
 

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Bergen County will be having its next
meeting on Sunday, March 14th. Estelle Guzik will be speaking on
Naturalization Records. The lecture will include a discussion of HIAS
(Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society) , and the IRO (Industrial Removal
Office). The main meeting starts at 2PM and is held at the JCC on the
Palisades in Tenafly. The JCC of the Palisades is located at 401 East
Clinton Avenue in Tenafly. Their phone number is 201-569-7900.

Meetings start with a schmooze session at 12:30 at the offices of
Avotaynu in Bergenfield. Avotaynu has a 400-book library about Jewish
genealogy and the Holocaust which you can browse. The purpose of the
schmooze session is to ask questions about that can advance your
personal research. Do you have any brick walls that are slowing your
research? Perhaps other members of JGSBCNJ can help you. If you are
interested in attending the schmooze session, please call the offices of
Avotaynu (201-387-7200) a few days before to insure that that there has
not been change in plans.

If you need directions, go to our homepage at
http://erosenbaum.netfirms.com/jgsbc/

* * * About Estelle Guzik * * *
Estelle M. Guzik, compiler and editor of the recently published
Genealogical Resources in New York, served as President of the Jewish
Genealogical Society, Inc., >from 1996 to 2001 and Vice-President >from
1985-1990.

Estelle has been a member of the JGS almost >from its inception in 1977.
She served as editor of the JGS' Resources for Jewish Genealogy in the
New York Area in 1985, Genealogical Resources in the New York
Metropolitan Area, published in 1989, and is a frequent contributor to
Dorot, the JGS newsletter and other genealogical publications. The 1989
edition of Genealogical Resources in the New York Metropolitan Area was
selected by the New York Public Library, Research Libraries, as the
best reference book of that year. During her term as president, the JGS
completed a project cataloging over 10,000 landsmanshaftn, synagogues,
family circles, labor unions and other Jewish organizations with
cemetery plots in New York-New Jersey cemeteries. She coordinated the
creation of an award-winning database - the work of over 100 volunteers
of the JGS, the German Genealogy Group and the Italian Genealogy Group -
that computerized the index to over 253,000 naturalization records filed
in the Kings County Clerk's Office, 1907-1924. The result of these
efforts can be found on the JGS' website (www.jgsny.org), created during
her tenure. Estelle has a B.A. in political science >from Brooklyn
College and a master's degree in urban planning >from Hunter College. She
served as director of compliance for the U.S. Department of Housing and
Urban Development, and was formerly staff director to the Federal
Regional Council in New York. Estelle began to research her own family
history in 1970 when she realized she did not know the names of aunts,
uncles and cousins killed in the Holocaust.

Signed copies of her book will be available for purchase at the meeting.

* * * Upcoming meetings * * *
April 18: Arnie Lang will talk about Searching Ellis Island Online
Records.

* * * Membership * * *
January marks the beginning of our new membership year. If you are not
already a member for 2003, please consider joining. If you have been a
member in the past, please renew your membership. Membership in the JGS
of Bergen County entitles you to submit questions to our 'ask the
experts' column of our newsletter, "The Gatherers". In addition,
members can borrow selected books and tapes >from our 400 book library.
Please start your membership by mailing a tax deductible check for $20
($25 for couples) to

JGS of Bergen County
c/o Edward Rosenbaum
135 Chestnut Ridge Road
Montvale, NJ 07645

Or if you wish to pay by credit card, please go to
http://erosenbaum.netfirms.com/jgsbc/, and click on "Membership
information".
* * *

Sincerely,
Edward L. Rosenbaum
JGS of Bergen County, NJ

About the JGS of Bergen county

We are an organization of Jewish genealogists who are enjoying the
growing pastime of tracing our families' roots back to the Old Country
and collecting records of our family, some of them hundreds of years
old. The Jewish Genealogical Society of Bergen County is one of over 70
member organizations of the International Association of Jewish
Genealogical Societies.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen March meeting of the JGS of Bergen County, New Jersey #general

Edward Rosenbaum <erosenbaum@...>
 

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Bergen County will be having its next
meeting on Sunday, March 14th. Estelle Guzik will be speaking on
Naturalization Records. The lecture will include a discussion of HIAS
(Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society) , and the IRO (Industrial Removal
Office). The main meeting starts at 2PM and is held at the JCC on the
Palisades in Tenafly. The JCC of the Palisades is located at 401 East
Clinton Avenue in Tenafly. Their phone number is 201-569-7900.

Meetings start with a schmooze session at 12:30 at the offices of
Avotaynu in Bergenfield. Avotaynu has a 400-book library about Jewish
genealogy and the Holocaust which you can browse. The purpose of the
schmooze session is to ask questions about that can advance your
personal research. Do you have any brick walls that are slowing your
research? Perhaps other members of JGSBCNJ can help you. If you are
interested in attending the schmooze session, please call the offices of
Avotaynu (201-387-7200) a few days before to insure that that there has
not been change in plans.

If you need directions, go to our homepage at
http://erosenbaum.netfirms.com/jgsbc/

* * * About Estelle Guzik * * *
Estelle M. Guzik, compiler and editor of the recently published
Genealogical Resources in New York, served as President of the Jewish
Genealogical Society, Inc., >from 1996 to 2001 and Vice-President >from
1985-1990.

Estelle has been a member of the JGS almost >from its inception in 1977.
She served as editor of the JGS' Resources for Jewish Genealogy in the
New York Area in 1985, Genealogical Resources in the New York
Metropolitan Area, published in 1989, and is a frequent contributor to
Dorot, the JGS newsletter and other genealogical publications. The 1989
edition of Genealogical Resources in the New York Metropolitan Area was
selected by the New York Public Library, Research Libraries, as the
best reference book of that year. During her term as president, the JGS
completed a project cataloging over 10,000 landsmanshaftn, synagogues,
family circles, labor unions and other Jewish organizations with
cemetery plots in New York-New Jersey cemeteries. She coordinated the
creation of an award-winning database - the work of over 100 volunteers
of the JGS, the German Genealogy Group and the Italian Genealogy Group -
that computerized the index to over 253,000 naturalization records filed
in the Kings County Clerk's Office, 1907-1924. The result of these
efforts can be found on the JGS' website (www.jgsny.org), created during
her tenure. Estelle has a B.A. in political science >from Brooklyn
College and a master's degree in urban planning >from Hunter College. She
served as director of compliance for the U.S. Department of Housing and
Urban Development, and was formerly staff director to the Federal
Regional Council in New York. Estelle began to research her own family
history in 1970 when she realized she did not know the names of aunts,
uncles and cousins killed in the Holocaust.

Signed copies of her book will be available for purchase at the meeting.

* * * Upcoming meetings * * *
April 18: Arnie Lang will talk about Searching Ellis Island Online
Records.

* * * Membership * * *
January marks the beginning of our new membership year. If you are not
already a member for 2003, please consider joining. If you have been a
member in the past, please renew your membership. Membership in the JGS
of Bergen County entitles you to submit questions to our 'ask the
experts' column of our newsletter, "The Gatherers". In addition,
members can borrow selected books and tapes >from our 400 book library.
Please start your membership by mailing a tax deductible check for $20
($25 for couples) to

JGS of Bergen County
c/o Edward Rosenbaum
135 Chestnut Ridge Road
Montvale, NJ 07645

Or if you wish to pay by credit card, please go to
http://erosenbaum.netfirms.com/jgsbc/, and click on "Membership
information".
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Sincerely,
Edward L. Rosenbaum
JGS of Bergen County, NJ

About the JGS of Bergen county

We are an organization of Jewish genealogists who are enjoying the
growing pastime of tracing our families' roots back to the Old Country
and collecting records of our family, some of them hundreds of years
old. The Jewish Genealogical Society of Bergen County is one of over 70
member organizations of the International Association of Jewish
Genealogical Societies.