Date   

IAJGS International Conference July 4-9--- LARG and #general

Roni S. Liebowitz
 

Dear Researchers:

The 24th IAJGS conference in Jerusalem is fast approaching. For those of
you researching Lodz and the surrounding area, we are planning to have a
Lodz Area Research Group (LARG) meeting. The conference organizers need to
know as soon as possible how many of us will attend this meeting in order to
reserve an appropriate size room.

If you are also interested in a Birds of a Feather meeting for Belchatow
researchers, please let me know about that too.

Thanks.

Roni

(Roni Seibel Liebowitz)
New York
LARG Co-coordinator http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/Lodz/LARG.htm
Belchatow ShtetLink Coordinator
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/belchatow/
Belchatow Shtetl CO-OP Coordinator, Jewish Records Indexing- Poland,
http://www.jewishgen.org/jri-pl/belchatow.htm
Belchatow Yizkor Book Project Coordinator
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Belchatow/Belchatow.html
JRI-Poland Board Member http://www.jewishgen.org/JRI-PL/


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen IAJGS International Conference July 4-9--- LARG and #general

Roni S. Liebowitz
 

Dear Researchers:

The 24th IAJGS conference in Jerusalem is fast approaching. For those of
you researching Lodz and the surrounding area, we are planning to have a
Lodz Area Research Group (LARG) meeting. The conference organizers need to
know as soon as possible how many of us will attend this meeting in order to
reserve an appropriate size room.

If you are also interested in a Birds of a Feather meeting for Belchatow
researchers, please let me know about that too.

Thanks.

Roni

(Roni Seibel Liebowitz)
New York
LARG Co-coordinator http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/Lodz/LARG.htm
Belchatow ShtetLink Coordinator
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/belchatow/
Belchatow Shtetl CO-OP Coordinator, Jewish Records Indexing- Poland,
http://www.jewishgen.org/jri-pl/belchatow.htm
Belchatow Yizkor Book Project Coordinator
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Belchatow/Belchatow.html
JRI-Poland Board Member http://www.jewishgen.org/JRI-PL/


History of Belarussian Jewry - www.beljews.info #belarus

Alex Friedman <Alex_Friedman@...>
 

Dear Friends,

You can find my web-site on the new address: www.beljews.info

Wiht Best regards,

Alex Friedman


Belarus SIG #Belarus History of Belarussian Jewry - www.beljews.info #belarus

Alex Friedman <Alex_Friedman@...>
 

Dear Friends,

You can find my web-site on the new address: www.beljews.info

Wiht Best regards,

Alex Friedman


Semezhevo/Semezhov/Shemezeva, Slutsk PIKUS #belarus

Logan J. Kleinwaks <kleinwks@...>
 

I have just learned that my ggm, who was known to be >from the
Slutsk area, was born in Semezhevo/Semezhov/Shemezeva. I would appreciate
hearing >from anyone who knows about the history, genealogy, or current state
of this shtetl. My ggm's maiden name was PIKUS.

Thanks very much.

-Logan Kleinwaks
Washington, D.C. area


Using a Research Outline to Focus Your Genealogical Research #general

Family Tree Expert <Expert@...>
 

Article: Using a Research Outline to Focus Your Genealogical Research
As a beginner or experienced genealogist, we are often educated about
sources of information to search such as census records or vital records.
All too often though, we access the records we know about and then run into
the proverbial 'wall'. Many researchers do not know how to or take the time
to methodically make a plan to determine what records are available or what
to research. Using a Research Outline to Focus Your Genealogical Research
will teach you how to use a research outline to focus your genealogical
research, solve your problems methodically and break through those 'walls'.

Click http://www.familytreeexpert.com/fte/freereport.asp to download
article.

Regards,
Gary Palgon

MODERATOR NOTE: Registration is required to get the report.


Belarus SIG #Belarus Semezhevo/Semezhov/Shemezeva, Slutsk PIKUS #belarus

Logan J. Kleinwaks <kleinwks@...>
 

I have just learned that my ggm, who was known to be >from the
Slutsk area, was born in Semezhevo/Semezhov/Shemezeva. I would appreciate
hearing >from anyone who knows about the history, genealogy, or current state
of this shtetl. My ggm's maiden name was PIKUS.

Thanks very much.

-Logan Kleinwaks
Washington, D.C. area


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Using a Research Outline to Focus Your Genealogical Research #general

Family Tree Expert <Expert@...>
 

Article: Using a Research Outline to Focus Your Genealogical Research
As a beginner or experienced genealogist, we are often educated about
sources of information to search such as census records or vital records.
All too often though, we access the records we know about and then run into
the proverbial 'wall'. Many researchers do not know how to or take the time
to methodically make a plan to determine what records are available or what
to research. Using a Research Outline to Focus Your Genealogical Research
will teach you how to use a research outline to focus your genealogical
research, solve your problems methodically and break through those 'walls'.

Click http://www.familytreeexpert.com/fte/freereport.asp to download
article.

Regards,
Gary Palgon

MODERATOR NOTE: Registration is required to get the report.


Re: Surnames Associated with the Profession Shochet #general

Alan <aNOhsSPAMsha@...>
 

rosef@post.tau.ac.il (Rose Feldman) wrote:

I know that the name REZNIK was a name that shochets in the Ukraine had.
The shochets on my paternal grandmother's side had this name.
But the shochets on my paternal grandfather's side all had a name that is
not connect with the profession. - GITNER.

Rose Feldman
REZNIK is Russian for butcher, so that was a natural name for a shochet
to have. My family name was SHUKHAT, which comes >from pronouncing the
'vav' in shokhet as 'oo'. I don't think this was as common as SHOIKHET
or SCHECHTER.

--
Alan Shuchat, Newton, Mass.
aNOshuSPAMchat@comcast.net (remove NO SPAM)

SHUCHAT (Talnoye, Simferopol, Sevastopol, Odessa, Balta (Abazovka),
Tavrig, Pogrebishche)
VINOKUR (Talnoye), KURIS (Mogilev-Podolskiy, Ataki, Berdichev)
SILVERMAN (Soroki, Kremenets), BIRNBAUM (Kamenets-Podolskiy)
KITAIGORODSKI (Zvenigorodka)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Surnames Associated with the Profession Shochet #general

Alan <aNOhsSPAMsha@...>
 

rosef@post.tau.ac.il (Rose Feldman) wrote:

I know that the name REZNIK was a name that shochets in the Ukraine had.
The shochets on my paternal grandmother's side had this name.
But the shochets on my paternal grandfather's side all had a name that is
not connect with the profession. - GITNER.

Rose Feldman
REZNIK is Russian for butcher, so that was a natural name for a shochet
to have. My family name was SHUKHAT, which comes >from pronouncing the
'vav' in shokhet as 'oo'. I don't think this was as common as SHOIKHET
or SCHECHTER.

--
Alan Shuchat, Newton, Mass.
aNOshuSPAMchat@comcast.net (remove NO SPAM)

SHUCHAT (Talnoye, Simferopol, Sevastopol, Odessa, Balta (Abazovka),
Tavrig, Pogrebishche)
VINOKUR (Talnoye), KURIS (Mogilev-Podolskiy, Ataki, Berdichev)
SILVERMAN (Soroki, Kremenets), BIRNBAUM (Kamenets-Podolskiy)
KITAIGORODSKI (Zvenigorodka)


24th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy #yiddish

David Harris <dorsharris@...>
 

Subject: The amazing 24th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy

Some questions have been asked about our website
<www.jewishgen.org/jerusalem2004> and when we are going to post the
registration form and program. The short answer is by the middle of
February.
The program committee is evaluating an enormous number of very
excellent papers that have been proposed. We promised to get this job
done by the end of January. Since proposals are still coming in, even
though the deadline was the end of December, we extended our own
deadline by a number of weeks. Believe me when I tell you that the
program will be positively outstanding. We have so many excellent
proposals - more than twice the number we can possibly have presented
- that we are going to be able to pick and chose only the absolute
best.
Hotel rates are already posted on our website - [direct link:
www.ortra.com/jgen2004/registration.asp]
I think you will be more than happy with the inexpensive rates we
have arranged. And don't forget that those rates include all service
charges and taxes as well as our famous, gigantic Israeli breakfast!!
[For myself, that is all I can manage to eat in a day!] The rates per
adult person in a double room are - are you ready for this? - between
$40 and $48. For sure it would cost you more just to stay at home! So
come to our magnificent and unique city of Jerusalem, which was one
of the official seven wonders of the world!
Our Conference is not only going to be outstanding as far as Archival
cooperation and input, but it is probably going to be the best
conference in terms of quality and breadth that the IAJGS has ever
had. We have prepared several databases which we have put on CDs and
which will be given free to full paying registrants. These include:
--The Memorials of Vanished Communities (the very first cataloging of
Israeli memorials of the Jewish Communities destroyed during the
Shoah);
--1875 Montifiore Census of the Jewish Population of Eretz Israel;
--Helkat Mehokek (Translation of Hebrew tombstone inscriptions found on
Mount of Olives);
--An Index to the Jacobi Collection of Family Trees;
--Sephardic and Mizrachi Genealogical Research in Israel;
--Index of Family and Private Archives at the Central Archives for the
History of the Jewish People (a collections of private and family
archives);
--A guide to the Archives and Archival Material for Genealogical Use in
Israel;
and more!
If you have any questions, join our online discussion group
"Jerusalem 2004 Discussion Group" for which you can register >from our
home page: <www.jewishgen.org/jerusalem2004>.
We look forward to hearing >from you and to seeing you in Jerusalem
July 4 to 9, 2004!
Martha Lev-Zion
The 24th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy
July 4-9, 2004
www.jewishgen.org/jerusalem2004


Yiddish Theatre and Vadeville #YiddishTheatre 24th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy #yiddish

David Harris <dorsharris@...>
 

Subject: The amazing 24th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy

Some questions have been asked about our website
<www.jewishgen.org/jerusalem2004> and when we are going to post the
registration form and program. The short answer is by the middle of
February.
The program committee is evaluating an enormous number of very
excellent papers that have been proposed. We promised to get this job
done by the end of January. Since proposals are still coming in, even
though the deadline was the end of December, we extended our own
deadline by a number of weeks. Believe me when I tell you that the
program will be positively outstanding. We have so many excellent
proposals - more than twice the number we can possibly have presented
- that we are going to be able to pick and chose only the absolute
best.
Hotel rates are already posted on our website - [direct link:
www.ortra.com/jgen2004/registration.asp]
I think you will be more than happy with the inexpensive rates we
have arranged. And don't forget that those rates include all service
charges and taxes as well as our famous, gigantic Israeli breakfast!!
[For myself, that is all I can manage to eat in a day!] The rates per
adult person in a double room are - are you ready for this? - between
$40 and $48. For sure it would cost you more just to stay at home! So
come to our magnificent and unique city of Jerusalem, which was one
of the official seven wonders of the world!
Our Conference is not only going to be outstanding as far as Archival
cooperation and input, but it is probably going to be the best
conference in terms of quality and breadth that the IAJGS has ever
had. We have prepared several databases which we have put on CDs and
which will be given free to full paying registrants. These include:
--The Memorials of Vanished Communities (the very first cataloging of
Israeli memorials of the Jewish Communities destroyed during the
Shoah);
--1875 Montifiore Census of the Jewish Population of Eretz Israel;
--Helkat Mehokek (Translation of Hebrew tombstone inscriptions found on
Mount of Olives);
--An Index to the Jacobi Collection of Family Trees;
--Sephardic and Mizrachi Genealogical Research in Israel;
--Index of Family and Private Archives at the Central Archives for the
History of the Jewish People (a collections of private and family
archives);
--A guide to the Archives and Archival Material for Genealogical Use in
Israel;
and more!
If you have any questions, join our online discussion group
"Jerusalem 2004 Discussion Group" for which you can register >from our
home page: <www.jewishgen.org/jerusalem2004>.
We look forward to hearing >from you and to seeing you in Jerusalem
July 4 to 9, 2004!
Martha Lev-Zion
The 24th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy
July 4-9, 2004
www.jewishgen.org/jerusalem2004


Re: Johannesburg, and more #lithuania

A. Cassel <acassel@...>
 

Sara,

I knew that Chayim Ronder had been a witness to the Keidan massacre -- David
Wolpe used his account as a basis for the article he published in the South
Africa landsmanshaft book in 1950. But I did not know that Ronder's
original testimony existed in the letter you have. I would be very grateful
for a copy of that letter, and would be very happy to collaborate with you
in translating it to English. You could either send me a photocopy, or scan
it and email the file in "gif" or "jpeg" format. And we could put both the
original and the translation on the website.


Meanwhile, there's another item I'd like to share with all the Keidaners on
this list. Recently, our friend Wolf Bergholtz discovered an essay about the
history Keidan's urban development, written in 1976 by a Lithuanian scholar.
Thanks to the efforts of David Hoffman, we've had that essay translated into
English. I plan to share it on the website very soon, but I'm also looking
to defray some of the cost of that translation. So as just a little added
bonus, anyone who sends a check for $10 can have a "first look" at the
essay, before it goes up on the website for general use. Your contribution
will also make it easier to fund the next translation project I have in
mind, which involves a first-person account of life in Keidan in the 1890s
by a Russian teacher named Ptashnik. He is mentioned often in the memoirs
we've already seen, and probably taught many of our ancestors, so it should
be quite interesting.

Send contributions to my address:
8310 Tulpehocken Ave
Elkins Park, PA 19027

Thanks,

Andy Cassel


Keidan Jews #Keidan #Lithuania RE: Johannesburg, and more #lithuania

A. Cassel <acassel@...>
 

Sara,

I knew that Chayim Ronder had been a witness to the Keidan massacre -- David
Wolpe used his account as a basis for the article he published in the South
Africa landsmanshaft book in 1950. But I did not know that Ronder's
original testimony existed in the letter you have. I would be very grateful
for a copy of that letter, and would be very happy to collaborate with you
in translating it to English. You could either send me a photocopy, or scan
it and email the file in "gif" or "jpeg" format. And we could put both the
original and the translation on the website.


Meanwhile, there's another item I'd like to share with all the Keidaners on
this list. Recently, our friend Wolf Bergholtz discovered an essay about the
history Keidan's urban development, written in 1976 by a Lithuanian scholar.
Thanks to the efforts of David Hoffman, we've had that essay translated into
English. I plan to share it on the website very soon, but I'm also looking
to defray some of the cost of that translation. So as just a little added
bonus, anyone who sends a check for $10 can have a "first look" at the
essay, before it goes up on the website for general use. Your contribution
will also make it easier to fund the next translation project I have in
mind, which involves a first-person account of life in Keidan in the 1890s
by a Russian teacher named Ptashnik. He is mentioned often in the memoirs
we've already seen, and probably taught many of our ancestors, so it should
be quite interesting.

Send contributions to my address:
8310 Tulpehocken Ave
Elkins Park, PA 19027

Thanks,

Andy Cassel


Re: Johannesburg #lithuania

Monty <montagues@...>
 

Andy
I have been trying to trace my great grandfather's brother. He
was living with his daughter in Johannesburg in 1948 but I have
been unable to pick up any more leads so I am trying a long
shot in case there existed a list of Keidaner immigrants. I
have tried the National Archives but it came up with the wrong
Samuel Wolkin. He might not have come >from Keidan or he could
have changed his name. I have emailed a researcher and am
waiting for a reply.
Best regards
Monty


Re: Johannesburg #lithuania

sarayaku <sarayaku@...>
 

Hello Monty,
You did not specify what exactly you are looking for.
My late uncle Chayim Ronder who was the only Keidaner survivor and a
witness to the massacre in Keidan (on August 28,1941) wrote,after the war, a
mutual letter to his Keidaner friends and cousins in South -Africa .Chayim
described ,in the litter, what had happened there and mentioned many names
of relatives of his South African Keidaner friends.This letter was
published also in the USA.(by our relative Jack Braverman who was working
in a Yiddish news paper in N.Y) I have a Yiddish copy of that Mutual
letter .
Are you interested in a copy? (it is yellow and starts to fall apart ,but
readable. In fact I hope to translate it into English someday and wish to
add it to the Keidan site).
I also have a letter >from the society in S.A on a stationary of the Keidan
society.
Wish you all the best.
Sara Yakubovski
P.S.
If any of the people who read my note have a connection or information about
Jack Braverman 's descendents -Please share it with me.It will be mostly
appreciated.
Sara

----- Original Message -----
From: "Monty" <montagues@blueyonder.co.uk>
To: "Keidan SIG" <keidan@lyris.jewishgen.org>
Sent: Saturday, January 31, 2004 1:59 PM
Subject: Johannesburg


Does anyone know whether there are any records of the Keidan
society in existence?

Monty Starr


Keidan Jews #Keidan #Lithuania Re: Johannesburg #lithuania

Monty <montagues@...>
 

Andy
I have been trying to trace my great grandfather's brother. He
was living with his daughter in Johannesburg in 1948 but I have
been unable to pick up any more leads so I am trying a long
shot in case there existed a list of Keidaner immigrants. I
have tried the National Archives but it came up with the wrong
Samuel Wolkin. He might not have come >from Keidan or he could
have changed his name. I have emailed a researcher and am
waiting for a reply.
Best regards
Monty


Keidan Jews #Keidan #Lithuania Re: Johannesburg #lithuania

sarayaku <sarayaku@...>
 

Hello Monty,
You did not specify what exactly you are looking for.
My late uncle Chayim Ronder who was the only Keidaner survivor and a
witness to the massacre in Keidan (on August 28,1941) wrote,after the war, a
mutual letter to his Keidaner friends and cousins in South -Africa .Chayim
described ,in the litter, what had happened there and mentioned many names
of relatives of his South African Keidaner friends.This letter was
published also in the USA.(by our relative Jack Braverman who was working
in a Yiddish news paper in N.Y) I have a Yiddish copy of that Mutual
letter .
Are you interested in a copy? (it is yellow and starts to fall apart ,but
readable. In fact I hope to translate it into English someday and wish to
add it to the Keidan site).
I also have a letter >from the society in S.A on a stationary of the Keidan
society.
Wish you all the best.
Sara Yakubovski
P.S.
If any of the people who read my note have a connection or information about
Jack Braverman 's descendents -Please share it with me.It will be mostly
appreciated.
Sara

----- Original Message -----
From: "Monty" <montagues@blueyonder.co.uk>
To: "Keidan SIG" <keidan@lyris.jewishgen.org>
Sent: Saturday, January 31, 2004 1:59 PM
Subject: Johannesburg


Does anyone know whether there are any records of the Keidan
society in existence?

Monty Starr


The amazing 24th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy #lithuania

jgen2004@...
 

The following message is posted on behalf of the conference committee
regarding the International Summer Seminar scheduled for July in
Jerusalem. For any questions please subscribe to
jerusalem2004@lyris.jewishgen.org and submit them to that list.

Some questions have been asked about our website
<www.jewishgen.org/jerusalem2004> and when we are going to post the
registration form and program. The short answer is by the middle of
February.

The program committee is evaluating an enormous number of very
excellent papers that have been proposed. We promised to get this job
done by the end of January. Since proposals are still coming in, even
though the deadline was the end of December, we extended our own
deadline by a number of weeks. Believe me when I tell you that the
program will be positively outstanding. We have so many excellent
proposals - more than twice the number we can possibly have presented
- that we are going to be able to pick and chose only the absolute
best.

Hotel rates are already posted on our website - [direct link:
www.ortra.com/jgen2004/registration.asp]
I think you will be more than happy with the inexpensive rates we
have arranged. And don't forget that those rates include all service
charges and taxes as well as our famous, gigantic Israeli breakfast!!
[For myself, that is all I can manage to eat in a day!] The rates per
adult person in a double room are - are you ready for this? - between
$40 and $48. For sure it would cost you more just to stay at home! So
come to our magnificent and unique city of Jerusalem, which was one
of the official seven wonders of the world!

Our Conference is not only going to be outstanding as far as Archival
cooperation and input, but it is probably going to be the best
conference in terms of quality and breadth that the IAJGS has ever
had. We have prepared several databases which we have put on CDs and
which will be given free to full paying registrants. These include:
--The Memorials of Vanished Communities (the very first cataloging of
Israeli memorials of the Jewish Communities destroyed during the
Shoah);
--1875 Montifiore Census of the Jewish Population of Eretz Israel;
--Helkat Mehokek (Translation of Hebrew tombstone inscriptions found on
Mount of Olives);
--An Index to the Jacobi Collection of Family Trees;
--Sephardic and Mizrachi Genealogical Research in Israel;
--Index of Family and Private Archives at the Central Archives for the
History of the Jewish People (a collections of private and family
archives);
--A guide to the Archives and Archival Material for Genealogical Use in
Israel;
and more!
If you have any questions, join our online discussion group
"Jerusalem 2004 Discussion Group" for which you can register >from our
home page: <www.jewishgen.org/jerusalem2004>.
We look forward to hearing >from you and to seeing you in Jerusalem
July 4 to 9, 2004!
Martha Lev-Zion
The 24th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy
July 4-9, 2004
www.jewishgen.org/jerusalem2004


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania The amazing 24th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy #lithuania

jgen2004@...
 

The following message is posted on behalf of the conference committee
regarding the International Summer Seminar scheduled for July in
Jerusalem. For any questions please subscribe to
jerusalem2004@lyris.jewishgen.org and submit them to that list.

Some questions have been asked about our website
<www.jewishgen.org/jerusalem2004> and when we are going to post the
registration form and program. The short answer is by the middle of
February.

The program committee is evaluating an enormous number of very
excellent papers that have been proposed. We promised to get this job
done by the end of January. Since proposals are still coming in, even
though the deadline was the end of December, we extended our own
deadline by a number of weeks. Believe me when I tell you that the
program will be positively outstanding. We have so many excellent
proposals - more than twice the number we can possibly have presented
- that we are going to be able to pick and chose only the absolute
best.

Hotel rates are already posted on our website - [direct link:
www.ortra.com/jgen2004/registration.asp]
I think you will be more than happy with the inexpensive rates we
have arranged. And don't forget that those rates include all service
charges and taxes as well as our famous, gigantic Israeli breakfast!!
[For myself, that is all I can manage to eat in a day!] The rates per
adult person in a double room are - are you ready for this? - between
$40 and $48. For sure it would cost you more just to stay at home! So
come to our magnificent and unique city of Jerusalem, which was one
of the official seven wonders of the world!

Our Conference is not only going to be outstanding as far as Archival
cooperation and input, but it is probably going to be the best
conference in terms of quality and breadth that the IAJGS has ever
had. We have prepared several databases which we have put on CDs and
which will be given free to full paying registrants. These include:
--The Memorials of Vanished Communities (the very first cataloging of
Israeli memorials of the Jewish Communities destroyed during the
Shoah);
--1875 Montifiore Census of the Jewish Population of Eretz Israel;
--Helkat Mehokek (Translation of Hebrew tombstone inscriptions found on
Mount of Olives);
--An Index to the Jacobi Collection of Family Trees;
--Sephardic and Mizrachi Genealogical Research in Israel;
--Index of Family and Private Archives at the Central Archives for the
History of the Jewish People (a collections of private and family
archives);
--A guide to the Archives and Archival Material for Genealogical Use in
Israel;
and more!
If you have any questions, join our online discussion group
"Jerusalem 2004 Discussion Group" for which you can register >from our
home page: <www.jewishgen.org/jerusalem2004>.
We look forward to hearing >from you and to seeing you in Jerusalem
July 4 to 9, 2004!
Martha Lev-Zion
The 24th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy
July 4-9, 2004
www.jewishgen.org/jerusalem2004