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Zamosc Area BOF in Jerusalem, clarification. #general

Kirsten Gradel <kmgradel@...>
 

A few days ago I wrote that I am arranging a Zamosc area
BOF in Jerusalem during the Conference in July.

I should have pointed out that when I wrote Zamosc area I meant
researchers interested in any of the 24 towns included
in the Zamosc PSA Project. Here are the names of these towns,
but remember, these are the registry towns, each of them
cover also their surrounding area:

Bilgoraj
Frampol
Gorzkow
Grabowiec
Horodlo
Hrubieszow
Izbica Lubelski/Tarnogora
Jarczow
Jaroslawiec/Uchanie
Jozefow
Komarow
Krasnobrod
Krasnystaw
Krylow
Laszczow
Szczebrzeszyn
Tarnogora/Izbica
Tarnogrod
Tomaszow Lubelski
Turobin
Tyszowce
Uchanie/Jaroslawiec
Wysokie
Zamosc
Zolkiewka

Maybe I should point out that researchers who attend only
one or two days of the conference can sign-up for our BOF
if it takes place on the day/days they signed-up for, but
it is not possible to join in the BOF if
you are not attending the conference at all.

We will try to arrange a light (knowing an Israeli breakfast
table<g>) luncheon, because people need to eat in any case.

Please let me know as soon as possible whether you want
to attend such a Zamosc area BOF, the Conference
arrangers need to know.

Hoping to see many of you with family interests in the area,

Kirsten Gradel
Nyborg, Denmark
Zamosc Archives Project Coordinator
Jewish Records Indexing - Poland

e-mail: kmgradel@dadlnet.dk


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Zamosc Area BOF in Jerusalem, clarification. #general

Kirsten Gradel <kmgradel@...>
 

A few days ago I wrote that I am arranging a Zamosc area
BOF in Jerusalem during the Conference in July.

I should have pointed out that when I wrote Zamosc area I meant
researchers interested in any of the 24 towns included
in the Zamosc PSA Project. Here are the names of these towns,
but remember, these are the registry towns, each of them
cover also their surrounding area:

Bilgoraj
Frampol
Gorzkow
Grabowiec
Horodlo
Hrubieszow
Izbica Lubelski/Tarnogora
Jarczow
Jaroslawiec/Uchanie
Jozefow
Komarow
Krasnobrod
Krasnystaw
Krylow
Laszczow
Szczebrzeszyn
Tarnogora/Izbica
Tarnogrod
Tomaszow Lubelski
Turobin
Tyszowce
Uchanie/Jaroslawiec
Wysokie
Zamosc
Zolkiewka

Maybe I should point out that researchers who attend only
one or two days of the conference can sign-up for our BOF
if it takes place on the day/days they signed-up for, but
it is not possible to join in the BOF if
you are not attending the conference at all.

We will try to arrange a light (knowing an Israeli breakfast
table<g>) luncheon, because people need to eat in any case.

Please let me know as soon as possible whether you want
to attend such a Zamosc area BOF, the Conference
arrangers need to know.

Hoping to see many of you with family interests in the area,

Kirsten Gradel
Nyborg, Denmark
Zamosc Archives Project Coordinator
Jewish Records Indexing - Poland

e-mail: kmgradel@dadlnet.dk


Rabbi Louis Rabinowitz #general

HPOLLINS@...
 

I think you have the wrong Rabbi Louis Rabinowitz.
Surely the one who was chief rabbi in South Africa was
Rabbi Louis Isaac Rabinowitz who was born in Edinburgh in 1906,
was a minister to various synagogues in London (Cricklewood,
Shepherd's Bush and South Hackney); was a Chaplain to
HM Forces in world War II, and in 1944 became chief
rabbi to the United Hebrew Congregation of Johannesburg and the
Federation of Synagogues of the Transvaal and Orange Free State.
He was also Professor of Hebrew at the University of Witwatersrand.
In 1961 he went to Israel.

Harold Pollins
Oxford

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Re Chief Rabbi Louis Rabinowitz of South Africa:

I am indebted to his relative, Jack Rabinowitz of Toronto, who I met at the
Conference in Toronto for the following:

Rabbi Louis Rabinowitz was the son of Rabbi Jacob Rabinowitz, born 1869 in
Suwalki, died 1932 in London. He was a rabbi in Edinburgh c1900-1918.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Rabbi Louis Rabinowitz #general

HPOLLINS@...
 

I think you have the wrong Rabbi Louis Rabinowitz.
Surely the one who was chief rabbi in South Africa was
Rabbi Louis Isaac Rabinowitz who was born in Edinburgh in 1906,
was a minister to various synagogues in London (Cricklewood,
Shepherd's Bush and South Hackney); was a Chaplain to
HM Forces in world War II, and in 1944 became chief
rabbi to the United Hebrew Congregation of Johannesburg and the
Federation of Synagogues of the Transvaal and Orange Free State.
He was also Professor of Hebrew at the University of Witwatersrand.
In 1961 he went to Israel.

Harold Pollins
Oxford

--------------------------------------
<<
Re Chief Rabbi Louis Rabinowitz of South Africa:

I am indebted to his relative, Jack Rabinowitz of Toronto, who I met at the
Conference in Toronto for the following:

Rabbi Louis Rabinowitz was the son of Rabbi Jacob Rabinowitz, born 1869 in
Suwalki, died 1932 in London. He was a rabbi in Edinburgh c1900-1918.


MARKOWITZ - Cleveland and Vajnaz? #general

Israel P <isai8v10@...>
 

We just found a 1902 Ellis Island reference to Israel Pikkhol
(age 17) of "Vajnaz Hungary" who may be a Pikholz descendant.
The only clue we have beyond that is that he was going to
"friend Beni Markowicz in Cleveland Ohio" who in 1905 is
listed at Markowitz with the Cleveland address
364 Woodland Avenue, and has a brother Moses.

This is obviously a longshot, but on the outside chance that
someone may know something, I am inquiring after that family.
There are many candidates on switchboard.com,
so I am starting here.

(The Pickholtz family of Cleveland would have no idea
who this is.)

Israel Pickholtz


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen MARKOWITZ - Cleveland and Vajnaz? #general

Israel P <isai8v10@...>
 

We just found a 1902 Ellis Island reference to Israel Pikkhol
(age 17) of "Vajnaz Hungary" who may be a Pikholz descendant.
The only clue we have beyond that is that he was going to
"friend Beni Markowicz in Cleveland Ohio" who in 1905 is
listed at Markowitz with the Cleveland address
364 Woodland Avenue, and has a brother Moses.

This is obviously a longshot, but on the outside chance that
someone may know something, I am inquiring after that family.
There are many candidates on switchboard.com,
so I am starting here.

(The Pickholtz family of Cleveland would have no idea
who this is.)

Israel Pickholtz


January 2004 update for Yizkor Book Project #ukraine

Joyce Field
 

Happy Presidents' Day to All.

My apologies to all for the late update on additions to the Yizkor
Book site for January 2004. I was out of town during the time I
usually prepare this monthly report but the efficient volunteers for
the Yizkor Book Project continued to work and donors continued to
submit new translations. Without these two important groups the
translation project could not exist. I can never thank them enough.

During January we produced 6 new entires and 17 updates. They are
flagged in the alphabetical listing at
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/translations.html

New entries:

Pinkas HaKehillot Lita:
-Dotnuva
-Rumsiskes (Romsishok)
-Siluva
Pinkas HaKehillot Poland:
-Jagielnica, Ukr
Yidishe Shtet
-Dotnuva
-Siluva

Updates:
-Brzeziny, Poland
-Byarosa, Belarus
-Czyzew, Poland
-Dusetos, Lith
-Bedzin, Poland
-Gabin, Poland: http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/gombin/gombin.html
-Gabin, Poland: http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/gombin2/gombin2.html
-Gorodenka, Ukr
-Lida, Belarus
-Lenin, Belarus
-Losice, Poland
-Mlawa, Poland
-Oradea, Romania
-Ruzhany, Belarus
-Sosnowiec, Poland, volume 1
-Sosnowiec, Poland, volume 2
-Wyszogrod, Poland


There are many books yet to be translated, waiting only for an eager
volunteer to step up to coordinate a translation project. Our Yizkor
Book Project staff is available to help you through the
process. Please contact me if you are willing and able to coordinate
a translation project. Or, if you have Hebrew or Yiddish translation
skills, you might want to start by volunteering to translate a
chapter >from the Pinkas HaKehillot on your ancestral town. Informaton
at http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/donation/ will explain part of
the process.

Many of our projects are fundraising projects. You can help by
contributing money to pay to have these books professionally
translated. The current fundraising projects are listed at
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/YizkorTrans.html.

Thanks again for all the help and support our readers have provided
to the Yizkor Book Project over the years. We hope that these new
translations will help you with your research.

Joyce Field
jfield@jewishgen.org
Yizkor Book Project Manager
JewishGen, VP, Research


Beyond the Basics Seminar, NYC #ukraine

Robert Friedman <rfriedman@...>
 

The Jewish Genealogical Society announces:

Beyond the Basics -- A Full-Day Genealogical Seminar

Learn >from the experts: a variety of topics will be
covered in depth by experienced instructors, including
Gary Mokotoff, Neil Rosenstein, Karen Franklin, Estelle
Guzik, and other recognized authorities. Several classes
will highlight the remarkable collections available at
the Center for Jewish History and elsewhere in NYC.
Other presentations include Reading Tombstones, Holocaust
Research, Court Records, Vital Records, Naturalization
Records, Polish Research, and Computers and Genealogy.

In the final session of the day, Stephen Morse will
present "One-Step Webpages: A Potpourri of Genealogical
Search Tools."

Beyond the Basics
May 16, 2004
8:45 am - 5:15 pm

Hebrew Union College
One West Fourth Street
New York, NY

For further information, fees and registration,
e-mail info@jgsny.org or call (212) 294-8326.

Co-sponsors:
Center for Jewish History Genealogy Institute
American Jewish Historical Society
American Sefardi Federation
Leo Baeck Institute
Yeshiva University Museum
YIVO Institute for Jewish Research


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine January 2004 update for Yizkor Book Project #ukraine

Joyce Field
 

Happy Presidents' Day to All.

My apologies to all for the late update on additions to the Yizkor
Book site for January 2004. I was out of town during the time I
usually prepare this monthly report but the efficient volunteers for
the Yizkor Book Project continued to work and donors continued to
submit new translations. Without these two important groups the
translation project could not exist. I can never thank them enough.

During January we produced 6 new entires and 17 updates. They are
flagged in the alphabetical listing at
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/translations.html

New entries:

Pinkas HaKehillot Lita:
-Dotnuva
-Rumsiskes (Romsishok)
-Siluva
Pinkas HaKehillot Poland:
-Jagielnica, Ukr
Yidishe Shtet
-Dotnuva
-Siluva

Updates:
-Brzeziny, Poland
-Byarosa, Belarus
-Czyzew, Poland
-Dusetos, Lith
-Bedzin, Poland
-Gabin, Poland: http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/gombin/gombin.html
-Gabin, Poland: http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/gombin2/gombin2.html
-Gorodenka, Ukr
-Lida, Belarus
-Lenin, Belarus
-Losice, Poland
-Mlawa, Poland
-Oradea, Romania
-Ruzhany, Belarus
-Sosnowiec, Poland, volume 1
-Sosnowiec, Poland, volume 2
-Wyszogrod, Poland


There are many books yet to be translated, waiting only for an eager
volunteer to step up to coordinate a translation project. Our Yizkor
Book Project staff is available to help you through the
process. Please contact me if you are willing and able to coordinate
a translation project. Or, if you have Hebrew or Yiddish translation
skills, you might want to start by volunteering to translate a
chapter >from the Pinkas HaKehillot on your ancestral town. Informaton
at http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/donation/ will explain part of
the process.

Many of our projects are fundraising projects. You can help by
contributing money to pay to have these books professionally
translated. The current fundraising projects are listed at
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/YizkorTrans.html.

Thanks again for all the help and support our readers have provided
to the Yizkor Book Project over the years. We hope that these new
translations will help you with your research.

Joyce Field
jfield@jewishgen.org
Yizkor Book Project Manager
JewishGen, VP, Research


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Beyond the Basics Seminar, NYC #ukraine

Robert Friedman <rfriedman@...>
 

The Jewish Genealogical Society announces:

Beyond the Basics -- A Full-Day Genealogical Seminar

Learn >from the experts: a variety of topics will be
covered in depth by experienced instructors, including
Gary Mokotoff, Neil Rosenstein, Karen Franklin, Estelle
Guzik, and other recognized authorities. Several classes
will highlight the remarkable collections available at
the Center for Jewish History and elsewhere in NYC.
Other presentations include Reading Tombstones, Holocaust
Research, Court Records, Vital Records, Naturalization
Records, Polish Research, and Computers and Genealogy.

In the final session of the day, Stephen Morse will
present "One-Step Webpages: A Potpourri of Genealogical
Search Tools."

Beyond the Basics
May 16, 2004
8:45 am - 5:15 pm

Hebrew Union College
One West Fourth Street
New York, NY

For further information, fees and registration,
e-mail info@jgsny.org or call (212) 294-8326.

Co-sponsors:
Center for Jewish History Genealogy Institute
American Jewish Historical Society
American Sefardi Federation
Leo Baeck Institute
Yeshiva University Museum
YIVO Institute for Jewish Research


New JewishGen Database: Houston Jewish Herald-Voice, 1908-1921 #general

Warren Blatt <wblatt@...>
 

JewishGen and the Greater Houston Jewish Genealogical Society
are pleased to announce the availability of the index of
life-cycle events >from the "Jewish Herald-Voice" newspaper
of Houston, Texas.

There are nearly 5,000 events, with over 8,000 names indexed.
The events are in two categories: Individual events (births,
deaths, unveilings, brisses, bar and bat mitzvahs, birthdays,
etc.), and Couples events (engagements, marriages, anniversaries,
etc.). Currently the years 1908-1921 are included. Work on
subsequent years is underway, and the database will be updated.

The Greater Houston Jewish Genealogical Society wishes to
thank all the members who have participated in extracting the
data >from microfilms. It also wishes to thank the Texas
Jewish Historical Society, the Jewish Herald-Voice, and the
ExxonMobil Foundation Volunteer Involvement Program for their
support and contributions. It also wants to thank JewishGen
for making the database available on its site so rapidly.

The new Houston "Jewish Herald-Voice" database can be found at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/USA/HoustonHeraldVoice.htm .


JewishGen would also like to announce the updating of several
other of its American-Jewish newspaper index databases:
The Boston "Jewish Advocate" weddings and obituaries databases,
and the "Cleveland Jewish News" obituary database have each
been updated with events through the end of year 2003.

These updated databases can be found under
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/#America .

Warren

Warren Blatt
JewishGen Editor-in-Chief
wblatt@jewishgen.org


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen New JewishGen Database: Houston Jewish Herald-Voice, 1908-1921 #general

Warren Blatt <wblatt@...>
 

JewishGen and the Greater Houston Jewish Genealogical Society
are pleased to announce the availability of the index of
life-cycle events >from the "Jewish Herald-Voice" newspaper
of Houston, Texas.

There are nearly 5,000 events, with over 8,000 names indexed.
The events are in two categories: Individual events (births,
deaths, unveilings, brisses, bar and bat mitzvahs, birthdays,
etc.), and Couples events (engagements, marriages, anniversaries,
etc.). Currently the years 1908-1921 are included. Work on
subsequent years is underway, and the database will be updated.

The Greater Houston Jewish Genealogical Society wishes to
thank all the members who have participated in extracting the
data >from microfilms. It also wishes to thank the Texas
Jewish Historical Society, the Jewish Herald-Voice, and the
ExxonMobil Foundation Volunteer Involvement Program for their
support and contributions. It also wants to thank JewishGen
for making the database available on its site so rapidly.

The new Houston "Jewish Herald-Voice" database can be found at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/USA/HoustonHeraldVoice.htm .


JewishGen would also like to announce the updating of several
other of its American-Jewish newspaper index databases:
The Boston "Jewish Advocate" weddings and obituaries databases,
and the "Cleveland Jewish News" obituary database have each
been updated with events through the end of year 2003.

These updated databases can be found under
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/#America .

Warren

Warren Blatt
JewishGen Editor-in-Chief
wblatt@jewishgen.org


Damenishch: Translation please of word please #general

BABYCAT3 <babycat3@...>
 

This word appears as part of the following sentence >from a
death record of Kielce Gubernia: "She died in settlement
Damenishch Raizlya Kuflovich........"

Can anyone tell me if the word Damenishch is actually
the town Daleszyce, or does Damenishch mean Miss or Mrs?
I tried calling it up on shtetlseeker, and got nothing.

Thanks and please respond to:
Barbara Meyers
babycat3@aol.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Damenishch: Translation please of word please #general

BABYCAT3 <babycat3@...>
 

This word appears as part of the following sentence >from a
death record of Kielce Gubernia: "She died in settlement
Damenishch Raizlya Kuflovich........"

Can anyone tell me if the word Damenishch is actually
the town Daleszyce, or does Damenishch mean Miss or Mrs?
I tried calling it up on shtetlseeker, and got nothing.

Thanks and please respond to:
Barbara Meyers
babycat3@aol.com


STRIMLING family interest group #general

Larry Rubin <larryrubin@...>
 

Hi is there anybody who can assist me in making contact
with descendants in New York or USA who come >from Shavel
in Lithuania. My Grandmother was Masha Strimling
perhaps you can reply to me privately
larryrubin@mweb.co.za
Sincerely Yours
Larry Rubin

MODERATOR NOTE: If you have not already done so, please
register the names being researeched with the Jewishgen
Family Finder:
http://www.jewishgen.org/jgff/


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen STRIMLING family interest group #general

Larry Rubin <larryrubin@...>
 

Hi is there anybody who can assist me in making contact
with descendants in New York or USA who come >from Shavel
in Lithuania. My Grandmother was Masha Strimling
perhaps you can reply to me privately
larryrubin@mweb.co.za
Sincerely Yours
Larry Rubin

MODERATOR NOTE: If you have not already done so, please
register the names being researeched with the Jewishgen
Family Finder:
http://www.jewishgen.org/jgff/


Anyone know name of town near Dombrova Gurnicha pronounced "Strzmazica" #general

poster@...
 

My mother was taken >from there by the invading Nazi forces.

Thanks

David Goldbaum
humanRMS@yahoo.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Anyone know name of town near Dombrova Gurnicha pronounced "Strzmazica" #general

poster@...
 

My mother was taken >from there by the invading Nazi forces.

Thanks

David Goldbaum
humanRMS@yahoo.com


A Chortkov Chosid in Israel #general

ben-ari <yrcdi@...>
 

Several years ago I spoke to a Chortkov Chosid who lives in Jerusalem
about my greatuncle whom he knew. I don't remember his name
which was given to me by a ChortokoverChosid >from Tzfat
(or Tveria).

Would anyone know anyone hear in Israel who is a Chortokover
Chosid so I can retract my steps? My greatuncle's grandson
(they are all Breslever's today-including the president of
the world union of Breslav) is interested in finding the
Chortokover I spoke to.

Interesting how people switched their chassidic allegiances over time.
Thanks,

Yoni Ben-Ari

MODERATOR NOTE: Please respond privately


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen A Chortkov Chosid in Israel #general

ben-ari <yrcdi@...>
 

Several years ago I spoke to a Chortkov Chosid who lives in Jerusalem
about my greatuncle whom he knew. I don't remember his name
which was given to me by a ChortokoverChosid >from Tzfat
(or Tveria).

Would anyone know anyone hear in Israel who is a Chortokover
Chosid so I can retract my steps? My greatuncle's grandson
(they are all Breslever's today-including the president of
the world union of Breslav) is interested in finding the
Chortokover I spoke to.

Interesting how people switched their chassidic allegiances over time.
Thanks,

Yoni Ben-Ari

MODERATOR NOTE: Please respond privately