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December 2003 report for Yizkor Book Project #france

Joyce Field
 

The volunteers for the Yizkor Book Project wish all our readers a
very happy, healthy, and prosperous New Year.

Each month after I post our monthly report I receive numerous
requests asking whether there is a yizkor book for a particular town,
whether it has been translated, and where the original book can be
found. All these questions can be answered on our web site.

--If you want to know whether there is a yizkor book for a particular
town and which libraries have copies, the answer is available on our
yizkor book database, http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/database.html

--If you want to know whether a book has been translated, the answer
is available at the translations index page at
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/translations.html.

--If you want to know where you might purchase yizkor books, the
answer is available at http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/yizret.html.

In December we put online 19 updates, 2 new entries, and one new
book. Remember that all the translations can be accessed at
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/translations.html.

New book:

-Rubiezewicze, Belarus

New entries:

-Pinkas HaKehillot Latvia: Vilyaka
-Pinkas HaKehillot Poland: Ciechanowiec

Updates:

-Bedzin, Poland
-Brzeziny, Poland
-Byaroza, Belarus
-Gabin, Poland
-Gorodenka, Ukraine
-Krynki, Poland
-Lida, Belarus
-Molchadz, Belarus
-Novogrudok, Belarus
-Rakow, Belarus
-Rokiskis, Lithuania
-Shumskoye, Ukraine
-Sochaczew, Poland
-Sokoly, Poland
-Sosnowiec, Poland
-Volozhin, Belarus
-Wyszogrod, Poland
-Zaglembie, Poland
-Zloczew, Poland

There are many books yet to be translated, waiting only for an eager
volunteer to step up to coordinate the 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.

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 this past year.

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


French SIG #France December 2003 report for Yizkor Book Project #france

Joyce Field
 

The volunteers for the Yizkor Book Project wish all our readers a
very happy, healthy, and prosperous New Year.

Each month after I post our monthly report I receive numerous
requests asking whether there is a yizkor book for a particular town,
whether it has been translated, and where the original book can be
found. All these questions can be answered on our web site.

--If you want to know whether there is a yizkor book for a particular
town and which libraries have copies, the answer is available on our
yizkor book database, http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/database.html

--If you want to know whether a book has been translated, the answer
is available at the translations index page at
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/translations.html.

--If you want to know where you might purchase yizkor books, the
answer is available at http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/yizret.html.

In December we put online 19 updates, 2 new entries, and one new
book. Remember that all the translations can be accessed at
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/translations.html.

New book:

-Rubiezewicze, Belarus

New entries:

-Pinkas HaKehillot Latvia: Vilyaka
-Pinkas HaKehillot Poland: Ciechanowiec

Updates:

-Bedzin, Poland
-Brzeziny, Poland
-Byaroza, Belarus
-Gabin, Poland
-Gorodenka, Ukraine
-Krynki, Poland
-Lida, Belarus
-Molchadz, Belarus
-Novogrudok, Belarus
-Rakow, Belarus
-Rokiskis, Lithuania
-Shumskoye, Ukraine
-Sochaczew, Poland
-Sokoly, Poland
-Sosnowiec, Poland
-Volozhin, Belarus
-Wyszogrod, Poland
-Zaglembie, Poland
-Zloczew, Poland

There are many books yet to be translated, waiting only for an eager
volunteer to step up to coordinate the 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.

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 this past year.

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


New Source of Data - NYC Synagogues with Ties to Belarus #belarus

David M. Fox <davefox73@...>
 

In reviewing some of my old email, I found a message >from Jerry Seligsohn
about a new source of data that might help SIG members with their family
research.

In 1939 the Federal Writers' Project of the Works Progress Administration
conducted a survey of all known houses of worship in the United States, both
Jewish and non-Jewish. The synagogue listings for New York City are on five
rolls of microfilm at the New York City Municipal Archives. They are
Microfilm #'s (M.N.) 21318-21322, Roll #'s 319-323.

Ada Greenblatt of the JGS (NY) has written an excellent description of this
resource which can be read at <http://home.att.net/~JGSNYCem/WPAForm.htm>.

If you go to <http://home.att.net/~JGSNYCem/synagogues.htm.> you will see an
index of the contents of the microfilms, which includes the names of the
synagogues. Many of the names of the synagogues show a connection to shtetls
in Belarus.

Someone in the NYC area may want to look at these films the next time they
visit the the NYC Maunicipal Archives. If someone does this, please report
back to this discussion group if you find anything of interest.

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


Some Records from Brest moved to Minsk #belarus

David M. Fox <davefox73@...>
 

I have just learned that 50 files of records were transferred last year from
the Brest Regional Archive to the National Historical Archive of Belarus in
Minsk. Unfortunately, no one seems to have an inventory of what records
were transferred and whether any of them would be of interest to Jewish
researchers.

I have no other information about this, but we hope to be able to find out
something within the next few months.

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


Belarus SIG #Belarus New Source of Data - NYC Synagogues with Ties to Belarus #belarus

David M. Fox <davefox73@...>
 

In reviewing some of my old email, I found a message >from Jerry Seligsohn
about a new source of data that might help SIG members with their family
research.

In 1939 the Federal Writers' Project of the Works Progress Administration
conducted a survey of all known houses of worship in the United States, both
Jewish and non-Jewish. The synagogue listings for New York City are on five
rolls of microfilm at the New York City Municipal Archives. They are
Microfilm #'s (M.N.) 21318-21322, Roll #'s 319-323.

Ada Greenblatt of the JGS (NY) has written an excellent description of this
resource which can be read at <http://home.att.net/~JGSNYCem/WPAForm.htm>.

If you go to <http://home.att.net/~JGSNYCem/synagogues.htm.> you will see an
index of the contents of the microfilms, which includes the names of the
synagogues. Many of the names of the synagogues show a connection to shtetls
in Belarus.

Someone in the NYC area may want to look at these films the next time they
visit the the NYC Maunicipal Archives. If someone does this, please report
back to this discussion group if you find anything of interest.

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


Belarus SIG #Belarus Some Records from Brest moved to Minsk #belarus

David M. Fox <davefox73@...>
 

I have just learned that 50 files of records were transferred last year from
the Brest Regional Archive to the National Historical Archive of Belarus in
Minsk. Unfortunately, no one seems to have an inventory of what records
were transferred and whether any of them would be of interest to Jewish
researchers.

I have no other information about this, but we hope to be able to find out
something within the next few months.

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


YIVO News - Documentary Sources in Belarus #belarus

Andrew Blumberg <ajb61@...>
 

The winter edition of YIVO News contains an article titled "Jewish
Documentary Sources in Belarus Now Accessible Through New Finding Aid". =
The
complete winter edition of YIVO News is now online through a link >from =
the
YIVO home page at http://www.yivoinstitute.org/.=20

Note that this is a PDF file. It may take some time to download and =
requires
the free Acrobat reader which can be downloaded at
http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep2.html.

Andrew Blumberg
ablumberg at yahoo.com

Searching: BLUMBERG - Bielsk Podlaski or Bransk, Poland; EDELSTEIN - in =
ornear Bessarabia; EIDUS / AIDUS / AIDUSS / ADUS / EDUS - Dvinsk & Riga,
Latvia; GOLDMAN - Kolki, Ukraine; GERMAN / GURMAN - Bessarabia; GILMAN -
Ukraine (Kolki); KAPLAN - Bielsk Podlaski or Bransk,, Poland; KAPLAN -
Kolki, Ukraine; LASKOWITZ - near Vilnius, Lithuania; RICHMAN - =
Radomyshl,Ukraine; RITZ / RITS - Drissa & Miori, Belarus; HIMELFARB / HIMMELFARB /


Belarus SIG #Belarus YIVO News - Documentary Sources in Belarus #belarus

Andrew Blumberg <ajb61@...>
 

The winter edition of YIVO News contains an article titled "Jewish
Documentary Sources in Belarus Now Accessible Through New Finding Aid". =
The
complete winter edition of YIVO News is now online through a link >from =
the
YIVO home page at http://www.yivoinstitute.org/.=20

Note that this is a PDF file. It may take some time to download and =
requires
the free Acrobat reader which can be downloaded at
http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep2.html.

Andrew Blumberg
ablumberg at yahoo.com

Searching: BLUMBERG - Bielsk Podlaski or Bransk, Poland; EDELSTEIN - in =
ornear Bessarabia; EIDUS / AIDUS / AIDUSS / ADUS / EDUS - Dvinsk & Riga,
Latvia; GOLDMAN - Kolki, Ukraine; GERMAN / GURMAN - Bessarabia; GILMAN -
Ukraine (Kolki); KAPLAN - Bielsk Podlaski or Bransk,, Poland; KAPLAN -
Kolki, Ukraine; LASKOWITZ - near Vilnius, Lithuania; RICHMAN - =
Radomyshl,Ukraine; RITZ / RITS - Drissa & Miori, Belarus; HIMELFARB / HIMMELFARB /


Horowitz Family history and genealogy #belarus

Shlomo Gurevich
 

Welcome to my lecture (in Hebrew) on the Horowitz
Family history and genealogy which will take place on
Sunday Janury the 11th , 2004, at 7:30 p.m. at Galil
Genealogical Society at Yad Le-Banim Library, Kiryat
Tivon.

Shlomo Gurevich,
The Horowitz Families Association
http://www.geocities.com/horowitzassociation
Hoshaya, Israel


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Belarus SIG #Belarus Horowitz Family history and genealogy #belarus

Shlomo Gurevich
 

Welcome to my lecture (in Hebrew) on the Horowitz
Family history and genealogy which will take place on
Sunday Janury the 11th , 2004, at 7:30 p.m. at Galil
Genealogical Society at Yad Le-Banim Library, Kiryat
Tivon.

Shlomo Gurevich,
The Horowitz Families Association
http://www.geocities.com/horowitzassociation
Hoshaya, Israel


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ThedGefilte Fish line #belarus

Perets Mett <p.mett@...>
 

On Google, I found this link that opens the site and tells the story. I
entered "Michael Steinlauf and gefilte fish" and clicked on "This is
no fish
tale: Gefilte tastes tell story of ancestry ( ...
You will note the url is exactly the same.

The moderator could not log onto the link posted, copied below, even
though
as you can see, the address posted is identical to the one on
www.google.com
Copying and pasting did give me an error message also.
www.jewishsf.com/bk990910/igifltefish.shtml

It's a great story and I hope the info above will help those who want
to
read it.


Belarus SIG #Belarus ThedGefilte Fish line #belarus

Perets Mett <p.mett@...>
 

On Google, I found this link that opens the site and tells the story. I
entered "Michael Steinlauf and gefilte fish" and clicked on "This is
no fish
tale: Gefilte tastes tell story of ancestry ( ...
You will note the url is exactly the same.

The moderator could not log onto the link posted, copied below, even
though
as you can see, the address posted is identical to the one on
www.google.com
Copying and pasting did give me an error message also.
www.jewishsf.com/bk990910/igifltefish.shtml

It's a great story and I hope the info above will help those who want
to
read it.


URL for gefilte fish paper #belarus

Scott Rosenberg <sdavidr@...>
 

The following is a working link to the Michael Steinlauf Gefilte
Fish--Litvak/Galitzianer story, for those still having trouble with the
previous links posted:

www.jewishworldreview.com/0899/gefilte.html


Scott Rosenberg
Searching: SOSNITZER, LITVIN/LITWIN (all spellings), LEVITAN (all
spellings), Bobroisk and Smorgon, Belarus; GLICKMAN/GLECKMAN (or other
spellings) Vitebsk, Smorgon and Minsk, Belarus; and Minnesota, Seattle,
Washington and Chicago, Illinois, USA; and Argentina; YAFFEY,
KAPLITZ/KOPLITZ/CAPLITZ (or other spellings) and, SHARP, SHART, SHARF,
SHARFSKY , Pogir, Pogiary, Kovno and Vilna, Lithuania, South Africa;
MODERATOR NOTE: Searching list shortened to 6 lines as per JG rules.


Belarus SIG #Belarus URL for gefilte fish paper #belarus

Scott Rosenberg <sdavidr@...>
 

The following is a working link to the Michael Steinlauf Gefilte
Fish--Litvak/Galitzianer story, for those still having trouble with the
previous links posted:

www.jewishworldreview.com/0899/gefilte.html


Scott Rosenberg
Searching: SOSNITZER, LITVIN/LITWIN (all spellings), LEVITAN (all
spellings), Bobroisk and Smorgon, Belarus; GLICKMAN/GLECKMAN (or other
spellings) Vitebsk, Smorgon and Minsk, Belarus; and Minnesota, Seattle,
Washington and Chicago, Illinois, USA; and Argentina; YAFFEY,
KAPLITZ/KOPLITZ/CAPLITZ (or other spellings) and, SHARP, SHART, SHARF,
SHARFSKY , Pogir, Pogiary, Kovno and Vilna, Lithuania, South Africa;
MODERATOR NOTE: Searching list shortened to 6 lines as per JG rules.


Re: ADELSON in Spitalfields 1920 #unitedkingdom

Peter J E Brunning <peter@...>
 

Here are a few places that I've found helpful when I found that I had some
Jewish ancestors...

A good place to start a search is
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/londweb.htm
(The London Jews Database) - I found my Melhados here - but it doesn't seem
to do much for Adelson.

Jewishgen also has this excellent list:
http://www.jewishgen.org/cemetery/brit/london.html

Then there's http://www.jgsgb.org.uk/
(Jewish Genealogical Society of Great Britain)

There were several synagogues in London, both Sephardic and Ashkenazi.
I know that the records of some, including the Sephardic Bevis Marks, have
been published. Try http://www.gendocs.demon.co.uk/cem.html#jewish

Peter Brunning
Cambridge, England
peter@brunning.org.uk
http://www.brunning47.demon.co.uk/peter.html

----- Original Message -----

Subject: ADELSON in Spitalfields 1920
From: "B Frederics" <picturethisfilm@email.com>

In 1920, my great-uncle Samuel lived with his aunt, Mrs. ADELSON, at 8
Gosset St., Brick Lane, London (I believe it was the area of Spitalfields.)
I am trying to find out the given name of Mr. ADELSON, deceased in 1920, as
he would be my 2nd great-uncle. I do not know if they had any children. Mr.
ADELSON was born in Lithuania, possibly Stakliskes, around the 1870's.


JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom Re: ADELSON in Spitalfields 1920 #unitedkingdom

Peter J E Brunning <peter@...>
 

Here are a few places that I've found helpful when I found that I had some
Jewish ancestors...

A good place to start a search is
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/londweb.htm
(The London Jews Database) - I found my Melhados here - but it doesn't seem
to do much for Adelson.

Jewishgen also has this excellent list:
http://www.jewishgen.org/cemetery/brit/london.html

Then there's http://www.jgsgb.org.uk/
(Jewish Genealogical Society of Great Britain)

There were several synagogues in London, both Sephardic and Ashkenazi.
I know that the records of some, including the Sephardic Bevis Marks, have
been published. Try http://www.gendocs.demon.co.uk/cem.html#jewish

Peter Brunning
Cambridge, England
peter@brunning.org.uk
http://www.brunning47.demon.co.uk/peter.html

----- Original Message -----

Subject: ADELSON in Spitalfields 1920
From: "B Frederics" <picturethisfilm@email.com>

In 1920, my great-uncle Samuel lived with his aunt, Mrs. ADELSON, at 8
Gosset St., Brick Lane, London (I believe it was the area of Spitalfields.)
I am trying to find out the given name of Mr. ADELSON, deceased in 1920, as
he would be my 2nd great-uncle. I do not know if they had any children. Mr.
ADELSON was born in Lithuania, possibly Stakliskes, around the 1870's.


Re: NARA Soundex Indexes - St. Albans VT #general

DonnDevine@...
 

The St. Albans, VT, Soundex index films are available through LDS Family
History Centers. A search of the FHL online catalog at
www. familysearch.org is always a good place to start.

The description in the catalog for the St. Albans Soundex index
(M1461) describes the two series of records included
and the data they contain. Immigrants at other entry
points on the Canadian border are also included.

The specific Soundex code entries included on each of the
401 film rolls are listed on the film detail screens.

Donn Devine
Wilmington DE, USA

Subject: NARA microfilm
From: russ <

Date: Wed, 31 Dec 2003 14:01:26 GMT
X-Message-Number: 3

Has anyone had any experience looking up this [or similar] film:

Microfilm ID M1461
Record Group RG085
Title Soundex Index to Canadian Border Entries through the St. Albans,
Vermont, District, 1895-1924. physical Description 401 rolls ; 16mm.

These are records of border crossings >from what I can gather. Originally
they were stored in Montreal so the name is misleading. I hope to
eventually get to a NARA site to search this data.

If anyone has any experience, what kind of data can I expect to find? Or
does anyone know of a different location where these films may be
searched besides an NARA field office.

Russell Byer
Rochester, NY


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: NARA Soundex Indexes - St. Albans VT #general

DonnDevine@...
 

The St. Albans, VT, Soundex index films are available through LDS Family
History Centers. A search of the FHL online catalog at
www. familysearch.org is always a good place to start.

The description in the catalog for the St. Albans Soundex index
(M1461) describes the two series of records included
and the data they contain. Immigrants at other entry
points on the Canadian border are also included.

The specific Soundex code entries included on each of the
401 film rolls are listed on the film detail screens.

Donn Devine
Wilmington DE, USA

Subject: NARA microfilm
From: russ <

Date: Wed, 31 Dec 2003 14:01:26 GMT
X-Message-Number: 3

Has anyone had any experience looking up this [or similar] film:

Microfilm ID M1461
Record Group RG085
Title Soundex Index to Canadian Border Entries through the St. Albans,
Vermont, District, 1895-1924. physical Description 401 rolls ; 16mm.

These are records of border crossings >from what I can gather. Originally
they were stored in Montreal so the name is misleading. I hope to
eventually get to a NARA site to search this data.

If anyone has any experience, what kind of data can I expect to find? Or
does anyone know of a different location where these films may be
searched besides an NARA field office.

Russell Byer
Rochester, NY


Viewmate file # VM 3326 #general

Stewart Bernstein <skbernst123@...>
 

Genners

I would appreciate help with the translation of the
document # VM 3326, which can be seen at
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/toview.html

I beleive the document to be a marriage certificate
issued in Warka/Vurka, Poland for a member of the
Karczewa/Karchova family.

Thank You

Stewart Bernstein


http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/toview.html


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Viewmate file # VM 3326 #general

Stewart Bernstein <skbernst123@...>
 

Genners

I would appreciate help with the translation of the
document # VM 3326, which can be seen at
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/toview.html

I beleive the document to be a marriage certificate
issued in Warka/Vurka, Poland for a member of the
Karczewa/Karchova family.

Thank You

Stewart Bernstein


http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/toview.html