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Palestine Brigade #general

Judy Wolkovitch <judywolk@...>
 

I have just learned that an uncle, Chazzan Baruch Smus (1899-1976) was a
member of the Palestine Brigade. He returned to England in the 1930's.
Does anyone know if there is information available about the Palestine
Brigade and its members?

Many thanks,

Judy Wolkovitch
Los Angeles

Searching: HOROWICZ, Kalisz, WOLKOWICZ, Kolo, ANSELL, England, Australia,
New Zealand, ALPEROVICH, Philadelphia.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Palestine Brigade #general

Judy Wolkovitch <judywolk@...>
 

I have just learned that an uncle, Chazzan Baruch Smus (1899-1976) was a
member of the Palestine Brigade. He returned to England in the 1930's.
Does anyone know if there is information available about the Palestine
Brigade and its members?

Many thanks,

Judy Wolkovitch
Los Angeles

Searching: HOROWICZ, Kalisz, WOLKOWICZ, Kolo, ANSELL, England, Australia,
New Zealand, ALPEROVICH, Philadelphia.


Re: Revue du Cercle de Genealogie Juive, # 76 #germany

debw@...
 

Remessage no 15-thh circle juive
How does one get a copy of this? is it in French or English?
Also, I have a cousin in Besancon and would like to know if he
has email. is there anyone out there who would mind making teh
call to enquire?
dwiener@tpg.com.au
debbie wiener, melbourne, australia

Original Message -----

Subject: Revue du Cercle de Genealogie Juive, # 76
From: Ernest Kallmann <ernest.kallmann@wanadoo.fr>
Date: Sat, 17 Jan 2004 15:20:39 +0100
X-Message-Number: 15

Revue du Cercle de Genealogie Juive, No 76, Volume 19,
December 2003, is fresh >from the press.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Revue du Cercle de Genealogie Juive, # 76 #general

debw@...
 

Remessage no 15-thh circle juive
How does one get a copy of this? is it in French or English?
Also, I have a cousin in Besancon and would like to know if he
has email. is there anyone out there who would mind making teh
call to enquire?
dwiener@tpg.com.au
debbie wiener, melbourne, australia

Original Message -----

Subject: Revue du Cercle de Genealogie Juive, # 76
From: Ernest Kallmann <ernest.kallmann@wanadoo.fr>
Date: Sat, 17 Jan 2004 15:20:39 +0100
X-Message-Number: 15

Revue du Cercle de Genealogie Juive, No 76, Volume 19,
December 2003, is fresh >from the press.


Some Warsaw Archive holdings #general

Miriam Margolyes <75342.3217@...>
 

For those Genners doing research in the parts of Poland, which
once were Prussian, here is some useful information sent to me,
(with permission to post here) >from Robert M.Kunkel, Warszawa,
Poland

The specification of books of metrics of the Jewish communities
on former Polish territories (so called Metryki Zabuzanskie)
in the Main Archive of Ancient Records in Warsaw (>from the
catalogue of the Archive)

As you see, he uses the current Polish names for these towns.
It is essential to know the current names-I believe they can be
found on these excellent websites:

http://www.kartenmeister.com/

http://www.atsnotes.com/other/gerpol.html

Bialy Kamien 1862-1897; Bolechow 1877-1894; Bolszowce 1923-1937;
Borszczow 1846-1894; Boryslaw 1878-1894; Bobrka 1863-1894;
Brzezany 1864-1894; Buczacz 1849-1890; Budzanow 1867-1889;
Bukaczowce 1865-1876, 1930-1935; Bursztyn 1848-1893, 1923, 1935;
Chorostkow 1830-1886; Czortkow 1874-1935; Drohobycz 1852-1894;
Gliniany 1860-1893; Gologory 1876-1927; Grodek Jagiellonski
1877-1892,1929-1938; Gwozdziec 1858-1876, 1936-1939; Horodenka 1851-1892;
Husiatyn 1815-1876; Jagielnica 1860-1938; (formerly Alt J"agel)
Jaryczow Nowy 1879-1897; Jaworow 1842-1939; Kamionka Strumilowa 1789-1891;
Kolomyja 1865-1939; Komarno 1876-1912; Kossow 1816-1889;
Kozlow 1877-1938; Kozowa 1877-1892; Krakowiec 1827-1889;
Krzywcze 1818-1876; Kudrynce 1853-1876; Lubycza Krolewska 1844-1876;
Lwow 1814-1937 (nb.: 230 volumes!); Lwow-Zniesienie 1857-1934 (128 volumes);
Mielnica 1823-1912; Mikulince 1848-1894 (50 vol.);
Mosty Wielkie 1861-1894, 1918; Mosciska 1862-1889; Nadworna 1866-1892;
Narajow 1876-1887; Nawaria 1877-1894; Obertyn 1849-1893; Okopy 1854-1876;
Olesko 1859-1927; Oleszyce 1869-1876; Podhajce 1847-1898;
Podwoloczyska 1877-1896; Rawa Ruska 1816-1894; Rohatyn 1859-1939;
Rozdol 1869-1891; Rudki 1863-1910; Sambor 1862-1894; Sassow 1859-1876;
Skala 1839-1892; Skalat 1859-1901; Skole 1877-1894; Sokal 1831-1894;
Sokolowka 1897-1932; Stanislawow 1864-1941; Stara Sol 1892-1903;
Stare Miasto 1856-1891; Stratyn 1859-1876; Strussow 1871-1890;
Stryj 1869-1894 (104 vol.); Strzeliska Nowe 1877-1894; Szczerzec 1875-1894;
Tarnopol 1866-1894; Tartakow 1845-1891, 1917-1937; Trembowla 1877-1891;
Turka 1914-1922, 1938; Uhnow 1853-1889; Ulaszkowce 1874-1892;
Uscie Biskupie 1831-1876; Wielkie Oczy 1843-1874; Winniki 1881-1893;
Zablotow 1861-1893; Zalozce 1823-1890, 1925-1939; Zbaraz 1859-1894;
Zborow 1877-1890, 1921-1931; Zloczow 1855-1938; Zabie 1877-1914;
Zolkiew 1815-1937; Zurawno 1877-1885; Zydaczow 1877-1938

Miriam Margolyes
London (shortly Sydney!)

searching:

SCHNAPPER (Berlin) POSNER
SANDMAN, LAZARUS (Crone an der Brahe-
Koronowo)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Some Warsaw Archive holdings #general

Miriam Margolyes <75342.3217@...>
 

For those Genners doing research in the parts of Poland, which
once were Prussian, here is some useful information sent to me,
(with permission to post here) >from Robert M.Kunkel, Warszawa,
Poland

The specification of books of metrics of the Jewish communities
on former Polish territories (so called Metryki Zabuzanskie)
in the Main Archive of Ancient Records in Warsaw (>from the
catalogue of the Archive)

As you see, he uses the current Polish names for these towns.
It is essential to know the current names-I believe they can be
found on these excellent websites:

http://www.kartenmeister.com/

http://www.atsnotes.com/other/gerpol.html

Bialy Kamien 1862-1897; Bolechow 1877-1894; Bolszowce 1923-1937;
Borszczow 1846-1894; Boryslaw 1878-1894; Bobrka 1863-1894;
Brzezany 1864-1894; Buczacz 1849-1890; Budzanow 1867-1889;
Bukaczowce 1865-1876, 1930-1935; Bursztyn 1848-1893, 1923, 1935;
Chorostkow 1830-1886; Czortkow 1874-1935; Drohobycz 1852-1894;
Gliniany 1860-1893; Gologory 1876-1927; Grodek Jagiellonski
1877-1892,1929-1938; Gwozdziec 1858-1876, 1936-1939; Horodenka 1851-1892;
Husiatyn 1815-1876; Jagielnica 1860-1938; (formerly Alt J"agel)
Jaryczow Nowy 1879-1897; Jaworow 1842-1939; Kamionka Strumilowa 1789-1891;
Kolomyja 1865-1939; Komarno 1876-1912; Kossow 1816-1889;
Kozlow 1877-1938; Kozowa 1877-1892; Krakowiec 1827-1889;
Krzywcze 1818-1876; Kudrynce 1853-1876; Lubycza Krolewska 1844-1876;
Lwow 1814-1937 (nb.: 230 volumes!); Lwow-Zniesienie 1857-1934 (128 volumes);
Mielnica 1823-1912; Mikulince 1848-1894 (50 vol.);
Mosty Wielkie 1861-1894, 1918; Mosciska 1862-1889; Nadworna 1866-1892;
Narajow 1876-1887; Nawaria 1877-1894; Obertyn 1849-1893; Okopy 1854-1876;
Olesko 1859-1927; Oleszyce 1869-1876; Podhajce 1847-1898;
Podwoloczyska 1877-1896; Rawa Ruska 1816-1894; Rohatyn 1859-1939;
Rozdol 1869-1891; Rudki 1863-1910; Sambor 1862-1894; Sassow 1859-1876;
Skala 1839-1892; Skalat 1859-1901; Skole 1877-1894; Sokal 1831-1894;
Sokolowka 1897-1932; Stanislawow 1864-1941; Stara Sol 1892-1903;
Stare Miasto 1856-1891; Stratyn 1859-1876; Strussow 1871-1890;
Stryj 1869-1894 (104 vol.); Strzeliska Nowe 1877-1894; Szczerzec 1875-1894;
Tarnopol 1866-1894; Tartakow 1845-1891, 1917-1937; Trembowla 1877-1891;
Turka 1914-1922, 1938; Uhnow 1853-1889; Ulaszkowce 1874-1892;
Uscie Biskupie 1831-1876; Wielkie Oczy 1843-1874; Winniki 1881-1893;
Zablotow 1861-1893; Zalozce 1823-1890, 1925-1939; Zbaraz 1859-1894;
Zborow 1877-1890, 1921-1931; Zloczow 1855-1938; Zabie 1877-1914;
Zolkiew 1815-1937; Zurawno 1877-1885; Zydaczow 1877-1938

Miriam Margolyes
London (shortly Sydney!)

searching:

SCHNAPPER (Berlin) POSNER
SANDMAN, LAZARUS (Crone an der Brahe-
Koronowo)


Re: L'hotel Lutetia, Paris, 1945 #france

Eve Line Blum <eve.line.blum@...>
 

In 1945, that hotel was requisitionned to receive the survivors. The
French Red Cross and teams of voluntaries did welcome them and help
them with different sorts of problems : to register their names, to
give them meals and bed in the hotel, to deal with medical problems,
to try to find their families, etc. In the hall of the hotel, there
were lots of photos with names and questions, and also people holding
photos and asking : who can tell news of this one or this this other
one. The deportees had a telephone at their disposal to call their
families. They could return home with a taxi, free of charges for
them.

Nowadays, it's a normal hotel again.

--------------------------
At 15:02 -0500 18/01/04, Bernard Kouchel wrote:
L'hotel Lutetia a Paris, 1945
I know that it was the headquarters of the German Gestapo during the World
War II occupation.
What was its post-war function (1945)?
I believe it was a registry location for deportees returning after the war.
How did it operate?
--
Bernard Kouchel
--
Eve Line Blum-Cherchevsky
Besancon (France)
and also
Cercle de Genealogie Juive (International JGS in Paris)
http://www.genealoj.org


French SIG #France Re: L'hotel Lutetia, Paris, 1945 #france

Eve Line Blum <eve.line.blum@...>
 

In 1945, that hotel was requisitionned to receive the survivors. The
French Red Cross and teams of voluntaries did welcome them and help
them with different sorts of problems : to register their names, to
give them meals and bed in the hotel, to deal with medical problems,
to try to find their families, etc. In the hall of the hotel, there
were lots of photos with names and questions, and also people holding
photos and asking : who can tell news of this one or this this other
one. The deportees had a telephone at their disposal to call their
families. They could return home with a taxi, free of charges for
them.

Nowadays, it's a normal hotel again.

--------------------------
At 15:02 -0500 18/01/04, Bernard Kouchel wrote:
L'hotel Lutetia a Paris, 1945
I know that it was the headquarters of the German Gestapo during the World
War II occupation.
What was its post-war function (1945)?
I believe it was a registry location for deportees returning after the war.
How did it operate?
--
Bernard Kouchel
--
Eve Line Blum-Cherchevsky
Besancon (France)
and also
Cercle de Genealogie Juive (International JGS in Paris)
http://www.genealoj.org


Re: Polish State Archives From 1940 to 1950 #general

Gershon bi-Kroke <gershon_gp@...>
 

Would anyone happen to know where to find or has information about
where Polish (including Jewish) census documents are located or
how they were kept and recorded by the Polish government >from 1939
to 1950?
According to my information, the last census taken before the war was
in 1931 - the next would have taken place in 1941. After the war in
1946, a summary counting of people and real-estate took place, in
order to estimate the war losses. The first real post-war census was
organized in 1950.

Regards,

G. Gembala
Krakow, Poland

Researching Gleich, Pillersdorf, Kletzel,
Eskreis, Janczer (Galicia), Simson (U.S.)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Polish State Archives From 1940 to 1950 #general

Gershon bi-Kroke <gershon_gp@...>
 

Would anyone happen to know where to find or has information about
where Polish (including Jewish) census documents are located or
how they were kept and recorded by the Polish government >from 1939
to 1950?
According to my information, the last census taken before the war was
in 1931 - the next would have taken place in 1941. After the war in
1946, a summary counting of people and real-estate took place, in
order to estimate the war losses. The first real post-war census was
organized in 1950.

Regards,

G. Gembala
Krakow, Poland

Researching Gleich, Pillersdorf, Kletzel,
Eskreis, Janczer (Galicia), Simson (U.S.)


Re: Tsymety Pytel -- Jewish? #general

Gershon bi-Kroke <gershon_gp@...>
 

In any event, according to this material, one of my ggg-grandmothers,
born in Poland in 1828, was named Tsymety Pytel. I may not be an
expert, but this doesn't strike me as a Jewish name (whatever that
means). Has anyone come across Pytel as a Jewish name? And does
anyone have any idea what Tsymety might really be? Thanks.
Pytel is not quite typical, and I would certainly respond that it's not
Jewish, but the first name Cymeta was typical (although rare) among
Jewish families in Poland.


--
G. Gembala
Krakow, Poland

Researching Gleich, Pillersdorf, Kletzel,
Eskreis, Janczer (Galicia), Simson (U.S.)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Tsymety Pytel -- Jewish? #general

Gershon bi-Kroke <gershon_gp@...>
 

In any event, according to this material, one of my ggg-grandmothers,
born in Poland in 1828, was named Tsymety Pytel. I may not be an
expert, but this doesn't strike me as a Jewish name (whatever that
means). Has anyone come across Pytel as a Jewish name? And does
anyone have any idea what Tsymety might really be? Thanks.
Pytel is not quite typical, and I would certainly respond that it's not
Jewish, but the first name Cymeta was typical (although rare) among
Jewish families in Poland.


--
G. Gembala
Krakow, Poland

Researching Gleich, Pillersdorf, Kletzel,
Eskreis, Janczer (Galicia), Simson (U.S.)


Maps of Israel #general

Matt Friedman
 

There are many on line sources for maps of Israel.
Two sites are as follows:

www.jajz-ed.org.il/100/maps/
The maps on this site are both comtemporary and
historical.

www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/israel.html
The maps on this site are quite detailed and of
different scales. There are maps for all parts of
Israel including the West bank and Gaza and there is a
link to other sites with maps of Israel.

I have tested both of these links.

Matt Friedman

FRIEDMAN, MANN: Gorodenka, UKR
SPIEGEL, Snyatin, UKR


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Maps of Israel #general

Matt Friedman
 

There are many on line sources for maps of Israel.
Two sites are as follows:

www.jajz-ed.org.il/100/maps/
The maps on this site are both comtemporary and
historical.

www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/israel.html
The maps on this site are quite detailed and of
different scales. There are maps for all parts of
Israel including the West bank and Gaza and there is a
link to other sites with maps of Israel.

I have tested both of these links.

Matt Friedman

FRIEDMAN, MANN: Gorodenka, UKR
SPIEGEL, Snyatin, UKR


Cost of SS-5 application copies to Australia? #general

Mary B
 

I would like to obtain copies of SS-5 application forms belonging to
deceased relatives. I know that these cost $27.00 U.S. for people
living in the U.S but I can't find any information to tell me how much
these would cost to send to my address in Australia. I have searched the
message archives and came acrosss the same question posed by someone
else but no answer to the group.

Thank you in advance,
Mary Blumenstein
Melbourne, Australia

MODERATOR NOTE: The JewishGen FAQ at
<http://www.jewishgen.org/InfoFiles/faq.html>, while it doesn't answer
your question, does have a link to the Social Security Administration page
<http://www.ssa.gov/foia/foia_guide.htm>, where you can find an address
should you need to contact the Administration directly about this.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Cost of SS-5 application copies to Australia? #general

Mary B
 

I would like to obtain copies of SS-5 application forms belonging to
deceased relatives. I know that these cost $27.00 U.S. for people
living in the U.S but I can't find any information to tell me how much
these would cost to send to my address in Australia. I have searched the
message archives and came acrosss the same question posed by someone
else but no answer to the group.

Thank you in advance,
Mary Blumenstein
Melbourne, Australia

MODERATOR NOTE: The JewishGen FAQ at
<http://www.jewishgen.org/InfoFiles/faq.html>, while it doesn't answer
your question, does have a link to the Social Security Administration page
<http://www.ssa.gov/foia/foia_guide.htm>, where you can find an address
should you need to contact the Administration directly about this.


Vileika District, Vilna Gubernia, 1850 Revision List #general

David M. Fox <davefox73@...>
 

I am pleased to announce that the first phase of the 1850 Revision List
Project for the Vileika District (uyezd), Vilna gubernia is has been
completed for the shtetls of Vilieka (341 names) and Dolginovo (1000 names):

http://www.jewishgen.org/belarus/1850_vileika_revision_list.htm

http://www.jewishgen.org/belarus/dolginovo_1850_revision_list.htm

The shtetl of Radoshkovichi with 1,400 names is currently in progress and
we hope to have this portion of the project on line in the near future. The
following shtetls in Vileika district will also be completed as soon as our
researcher in Vilna can finish:

Iliya =AD 750 names
Kurenets - 950 names
Butslav (Budslav) - 200 names
Miadel - 420 names
Lebedzev (Lebedevo) - 400 names
Molodechno - 250 names
Krasnoie (Krasnoselie) - 210 names
Krivichi (Krzhivichi) =AD 350 names
Gorodok - 500 names
Rzhechki (Rechki) - 150 names
Kraisk - 150 names
Dunilovichi - 400 names
Jewish farmers =AD 194 names

I would like to thank those of you who have already generously donated
funds to this project. In addition, I want to thank the Litvak SIG for
transferring funds they collected for the Vileika project to the Belarus
SIG. Howard Margol also deserves a big thank you for making the arrangements
in Vilna to find us a researcher. Last put not least, our SIG Webmaster and
Database Manager, Edward Rosenbaum, who quickly and expertly formatted the
database and got it up for everyone to see and use until the data is added
to the All Belarus Database.

Those of you who are connected to the above shtetls are strongly urged to
contribute funds to complete this project as well as help fund the 1834
Vileika Revision List which is waiting to be done. Please go to:
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/belarus.html and make a generous
donation today.

People who are researching shtetls not in Vileika district, should get an
idea of what can be done when a group of researchers interested in a limited
geographic area band together to identify records that are available,
prioritize what will be done first, and make generous contributions to get
the records to advance their research.

Dave

David Fox
Mail to: davefox73@earthlink.net
Belarus SIG Coordinator
Arnold, MD USA
http://www.jewishgen.org/belarus


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Vileika District, Vilna Gubernia, 1850 Revision List #general

David M. Fox <davefox73@...>
 

I am pleased to announce that the first phase of the 1850 Revision List
Project for the Vileika District (uyezd), Vilna gubernia is has been
completed for the shtetls of Vilieka (341 names) and Dolginovo (1000 names):

http://www.jewishgen.org/belarus/1850_vileika_revision_list.htm

http://www.jewishgen.org/belarus/dolginovo_1850_revision_list.htm

The shtetl of Radoshkovichi with 1,400 names is currently in progress and
we hope to have this portion of the project on line in the near future. The
following shtetls in Vileika district will also be completed as soon as our
researcher in Vilna can finish:

Iliya =AD 750 names
Kurenets - 950 names
Butslav (Budslav) - 200 names
Miadel - 420 names
Lebedzev (Lebedevo) - 400 names
Molodechno - 250 names
Krasnoie (Krasnoselie) - 210 names
Krivichi (Krzhivichi) =AD 350 names
Gorodok - 500 names
Rzhechki (Rechki) - 150 names
Kraisk - 150 names
Dunilovichi - 400 names
Jewish farmers =AD 194 names

I would like to thank those of you who have already generously donated
funds to this project. In addition, I want to thank the Litvak SIG for
transferring funds they collected for the Vileika project to the Belarus
SIG. Howard Margol also deserves a big thank you for making the arrangements
in Vilna to find us a researcher. Last put not least, our SIG Webmaster and
Database Manager, Edward Rosenbaum, who quickly and expertly formatted the
database and got it up for everyone to see and use until the data is added
to the All Belarus Database.

Those of you who are connected to the above shtetls are strongly urged to
contribute funds to complete this project as well as help fund the 1834
Vileika Revision List which is waiting to be done. Please go to:
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/belarus.html and make a generous
donation today.

People who are researching shtetls not in Vileika district, should get an
idea of what can be done when a group of researchers interested in a limited
geographic area band together to identify records that are available,
prioritize what will be done first, and make generous contributions to get
the records to advance their research.

Dave

David Fox
Mail to: davefox73@earthlink.net
Belarus SIG Coordinator
Arnold, MD USA
http://www.jewishgen.org/belarus


An idea whose time has come? #rabbinic

seforimlover
 

Further to my last post about the lack of resources available for
quality rabbinical research. I did get some replies and whilst they
perhaps gave various options, did not change my impression. To those
I have not responded to yet, I will be responding soon. I have
thought of the following. Perhaps those who are researching
rabbinical roots could all use the same genealogical computer
program. Once every 3 months or so, all the information would be
sent to a committee. This committee would then check over the
information and make sure it is up to par. After that, the committee
would take all this information and incorporate it into one large
rabbinical family tree. I have spoken to the tech support of one of
the premier Jewish genealogical programs (according to my limited
knowledge), who view this idea positively and are prepared to invest
in this idea, and see if it can work.

Are there enough people here who would be interested in creating a
thoroughly researched and referenced rabbinical database. That is
the question?!

Thank you,
Yehuda Herskowitz


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic An idea whose time has come? #rabbinic

seforimlover
 

Further to my last post about the lack of resources available for
quality rabbinical research. I did get some replies and whilst they
perhaps gave various options, did not change my impression. To those
I have not responded to yet, I will be responding soon. I have
thought of the following. Perhaps those who are researching
rabbinical roots could all use the same genealogical computer
program. Once every 3 months or so, all the information would be
sent to a committee. This committee would then check over the
information and make sure it is up to par. After that, the committee
would take all this information and incorporate it into one large
rabbinical family tree. I have spoken to the tech support of one of
the premier Jewish genealogical programs (according to my limited
knowledge), who view this idea positively and are prepared to invest
in this idea, and see if it can work.

Are there enough people here who would be interested in creating a
thoroughly researched and referenced rabbinical database. That is
the question?!

Thank you,
Yehuda Herskowitz