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Lviv Burial Records #galicia

Errol Schneegurt
 

Hi,
I am trying to bring together a group of volunteers to create a data base of
persons that were buried in the Lviv Jewish cemetery during the years 1941
and 1942. These were critical years for the Jews of Lviv. The data sheets
consist of about 9000 surnames, given names, address at the time of death,
date of death, date of burial, grave section and plot, and amount paid for
the burial.

9000 individuals are by far no where near the number of Jews that lost their
lives during this period of time. It is a start and will answer many
questions for researchers.

This set of documents may very well have the names of persons who have passed
on that do not appear on any other data base. So in essence we will be doing
a service to both the researcher and the deceased.

Copies of the paper records were given to Jewishgen by Yad Vashem in a
landmark agreement which allows copies of their documents out for input by
others. It is of major importance that this project be successful so that
others may follow.

This input when completed will become part of a searchable data base to be
incorporated with the others on the JewishGen system and will also become a
data base to be used by Yad Vashem.

Most of the documents are written in Latin script with about 15% of the data
written in Cyrillic script. Needless to say the Cyrillic portion is during
the period of time that the Russians had control of Lviv and before the
Germans entered the city.

For the project to go forward I will need to volunteers that can read and
translate Cyrillic script in addition to the volunteers needed for the Latin
portion.

The process will involve the input of the information >from paper records to a
Microsoft XL spread sheet and the verification of that data input by another
volunteer.
Volunteers must have a recent version of Microsoft XL and have the knowledge
to receive and send e mail attachments.

The general rules for this project can be found at,
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/holocaust/HOWTO.html
There are some specific instructions that go along with this project and will
be forwarded along with the XL spread sheet.

Volunteers should be willing to devote approximately 4 to 6 hours a week
toward this project so it can be completed within a reasonable amount of
time. The hours of work and the length of the project are a direct function
of the number of individual that volunteer. I will be able to determine the
number of sheets each individual will get when I know the number of
volunteers we have.

The final verification of the data base will be made by Yad Vashem.

If you wish to become part of this worthwhile project please contact me at,
ESLVIV@...

Errol Schneegurt NY

Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Lviv Burial Records #galicia

Errol Schneegurt
 

Hi,
I am trying to bring together a group of volunteers to create a data base of
persons that were buried in the Lviv Jewish cemetery during the years 1941
and 1942. These were critical years for the Jews of Lviv. The data sheets
consist of about 9000 surnames, given names, address at the time of death,
date of death, date of burial, grave section and plot, and amount paid for
the burial.

9000 individuals are by far no where near the number of Jews that lost their
lives during this period of time. It is a start and will answer many
questions for researchers.

This set of documents may very well have the names of persons who have passed
on that do not appear on any other data base. So in essence we will be doing
a service to both the researcher and the deceased.

Copies of the paper records were given to Jewishgen by Yad Vashem in a
landmark agreement which allows copies of their documents out for input by
others. It is of major importance that this project be successful so that
others may follow.

This input when completed will become part of a searchable data base to be
incorporated with the others on the JewishGen system and will also become a
data base to be used by Yad Vashem.

Most of the documents are written in Latin script with about 15% of the data
written in Cyrillic script. Needless to say the Cyrillic portion is during
the period of time that the Russians had control of Lviv and before the
Germans entered the city.

For the project to go forward I will need to volunteers that can read and
translate Cyrillic script in addition to the volunteers needed for the Latin
portion.

The process will involve the input of the information >from paper records to a
Microsoft XL spread sheet and the verification of that data input by another
volunteer.
Volunteers must have a recent version of Microsoft XL and have the knowledge
to receive and send e mail attachments.

The general rules for this project can be found at,
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/holocaust/HOWTO.html
There are some specific instructions that go along with this project and will
be forwarded along with the XL spread sheet.

Volunteers should be willing to devote approximately 4 to 6 hours a week
toward this project so it can be completed within a reasonable amount of
time. The hours of work and the length of the project are a direct function
of the number of individual that volunteer. I will be able to determine the
number of sheets each individual will get when I know the number of
volunteers we have.

The final verification of the data base will be made by Yad Vashem.

If you wish to become part of this worthwhile project please contact me at,
ESLVIV@...

Errol Schneegurt NY

Attention: Toronto Conference Attendees #belarus

David M. Fox <davefox73@...>
 

Will those of you who attended the conference in Toronto please share some
feedback about the SIG meeting, Edward Rosenbaum's presentation on use of
the SIG website, Oleg's two presentations, the Belarus Birds of a Feather
meeting, and anything else that has some connection to Belarus research that
was discussed at any of the sessions.

Please post your feedback by posting a message to the discussion group
<belarus@...>

Thank you in advance for sharing your experiences.

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

Re: Jewish shipwreck inquiry #ukraine

Rosen20817@...
 

Regarding the inquiry about a "Jewish Shipwreck," many Jews and non-Jews were rescued >from the sinking of the steamship Oregon on March 14, 1886 100 miles off Long Island, including my grandmother. There are writings about this shipwreck. All passengers were saved, and entered New York Harbor a few
days later on other vessels.
--Steve Rosen, Bethesda, Maryland

Belarus SIG #Belarus Attention: Toronto Conference Attendees #belarus

David M. Fox <davefox73@...>
 

Will those of you who attended the conference in Toronto please share some
feedback about the SIG meeting, Edward Rosenbaum's presentation on use of
the SIG website, Oleg's two presentations, the Belarus Birds of a Feather
meeting, and anything else that has some connection to Belarus research that
was discussed at any of the sessions.

Please post your feedback by posting a message to the discussion group
<belarus@...>

Thank you in advance for sharing your experiences.

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

Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Re: Jewish shipwreck inquiry #ukraine

Rosen20817@...
 

Regarding the inquiry about a "Jewish Shipwreck," many Jews and non-Jews were rescued >from the sinking of the steamship Oregon on March 14, 1886 100 miles off Long Island, including my grandmother. There are writings about this shipwreck. All passengers were saved, and entered New York Harbor a few
days later on other vessels.
--Steve Rosen, Bethesda, Maryland

WEGs of Tarnow, Poland #general

Ewa Wisniewska <Cousin@...>
 

I am looking for anyone researching the WEG surname >from Tarnow, Poland.

If you have any information, please contact me at eve_cherry@...

Thanks,

Ewa Wisniewska

MODERATOR NOTE: Please enter your search in the JewishGen Family Finder at
<http://www.jewishgen.org/jgff/> if you have not already done so.

Where would I find naturalization and citizenship applications? #general

Yeruchem & Fraida Cohen
 

I have in my possession the Certificate of Naturalization for my husband's
grandfather and the Certificate of Citizenship for my husband's grandmother.
They resided in Plattsburgh, NY. Does anyone know where I would go or write
(i.e. NY State archives or NARA archives) to obtain further information from
their original applications that might give me more info on their lives than
what is on the actual certificates? I am particularly interested in knowing
what city they came from.

Thanks in advance for any help.

Fraida Cohen

Researching: TAUBER - "Harasz", Austria> NY; MARKS - Pultusk, Poland> NY
POMERANTZ - Warsaw, Tarnow>NY, MA; HODES - Minsk(?)/Odessa(?)>NY
COHEN - Minsk(?)/Kiyev(?)>NY; SCHALL - Austria>NY

Searching: GOLDMAN, New York #general

Paul Silverstone
 

I am searching for the family of Roberta GOLDMAN who died in 1995,
sometime wife of Bruce Stern and daughter of Hy Goldman, of New York.
Her mother was or is living in Florida. She had one son Steven.

Paul Silverstone
New York

paulh@...

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen WEGs of Tarnow, Poland #general

Ewa Wisniewska <Cousin@...>
 

I am looking for anyone researching the WEG surname >from Tarnow, Poland.

If you have any information, please contact me at eve_cherry@...

Thanks,

Ewa Wisniewska

MODERATOR NOTE: Please enter your search in the JewishGen Family Finder at
<http://www.jewishgen.org/jgff/> if you have not already done so.

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Where would I find naturalization and citizenship applications? #general

Yeruchem & Fraida Cohen
 

I have in my possession the Certificate of Naturalization for my husband's
grandfather and the Certificate of Citizenship for my husband's grandmother.
They resided in Plattsburgh, NY. Does anyone know where I would go or write
(i.e. NY State archives or NARA archives) to obtain further information from
their original applications that might give me more info on their lives than
what is on the actual certificates? I am particularly interested in knowing
what city they came from.

Thanks in advance for any help.

Fraida Cohen

Researching: TAUBER - "Harasz", Austria> NY; MARKS - Pultusk, Poland> NY
POMERANTZ - Warsaw, Tarnow>NY, MA; HODES - Minsk(?)/Odessa(?)>NY
COHEN - Minsk(?)/Kiyev(?)>NY; SCHALL - Austria>NY

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching: GOLDMAN, New York #general

Paul Silverstone
 

I am searching for the family of Roberta GOLDMAN who died in 1995,
sometime wife of Bruce Stern and daughter of Hy Goldman, of New York.
Her mother was or is living in Florida. She had one son Steven.

Paul Silverstone
New York

paulh@...

Siauliai District records #general

Carol Baker <carolcbaker@...>
 

On August 1, we distributed records >from the following towns to the Siauliai
District Research Group:

Akmene, Gruzdziai, Klykoliai, Siaulenai, Siauliai District, Vieksniai and
Zagare. If you are a contributor to this group and did not receive the
data, please get in touch with me.

Carol Coplin Baker
Siauliai District Research Group Coordinator
carolcbaker@...

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Siauliai District records #general

Carol Baker <carolcbaker@...>
 

On August 1, we distributed records >from the following towns to the Siauliai
District Research Group:

Akmene, Gruzdziai, Klykoliai, Siaulenai, Siauliai District, Vieksniai and
Zagare. If you are a contributor to this group and did not receive the
data, please get in touch with me.

Carol Coplin Baker
Siauliai District Research Group Coordinator
carolcbaker@...

Re: Ellis Island databases #ukraine

NFatouros@...
 

As Norm Solat pointed out in his Aug.14, /02 message there are many
problems finding ancestors at the LDS Ellis Island site, Jewishgenners should
try Steve Morse site at

http://home.pacbell.net/spmorse/ellis/ellis.html

Morse's site is much more flexible. However, it doesn't solve all
difficulties. I needed help in finding my BELKOWSKYS even though I knew the
year and approximate month in which they came to the US. Another
Jewishgenner, Rachel Leaf Berliner found them for me by fooling around more
than I had. It turned out that the surname "BELKOWSKY "had been spelled by
the transcriber as "BELKONISKY." Also, the transcriber had spelled my
grandfather's given name as "Tsidore" instead of "Isidor." The actual
manifest spelling and handwriting of both names was quite clear, so I can't
understand the transcriber's errors.


I will never understand why his profession was noted on the manifest as
"merchant" when in fact he was a doctor of medicine with degrees >from schools
and universities in Switzerland!


Naomi Fatouros (nee FELDMAN)
Bloomington, Indiana
NFatouros@...
Researching: BELKOWSKY and BIELKOWSKY, Odessa and Berdichev;ROTHSTEIN,
Kremenchug; FELDMAN, Pinsk; SCHUTZ, RETTIG, WAHL, Shcherets; LEVY, Mulhouse;
SAS or SASS,Podwolochisk; RAPOPORT, Tarnopol, Korostyshev; BEHAM, Salok and
Kharkov; WOLPIANSKY, Ostryna.

Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Re: Ellis Island databases #ukraine

NFatouros@...
 

As Norm Solat pointed out in his Aug.14, /02 message there are many
problems finding ancestors at the LDS Ellis Island site, Jewishgenners should
try Steve Morse site at

http://home.pacbell.net/spmorse/ellis/ellis.html

Morse's site is much more flexible. However, it doesn't solve all
difficulties. I needed help in finding my BELKOWSKYS even though I knew the
year and approximate month in which they came to the US. Another
Jewishgenner, Rachel Leaf Berliner found them for me by fooling around more
than I had. It turned out that the surname "BELKOWSKY "had been spelled by
the transcriber as "BELKONISKY." Also, the transcriber had spelled my
grandfather's given name as "Tsidore" instead of "Isidor." The actual
manifest spelling and handwriting of both names was quite clear, so I can't
understand the transcriber's errors.


I will never understand why his profession was noted on the manifest as
"merchant" when in fact he was a doctor of medicine with degrees >from schools
and universities in Switzerland!


Naomi Fatouros (nee FELDMAN)
Bloomington, Indiana
NFatouros@...
Researching: BELKOWSKY and BIELKOWSKY, Odessa and Berdichev;ROTHSTEIN,
Kremenchug; FELDMAN, Pinsk; SCHUTZ, RETTIG, WAHL, Shcherets; LEVY, Mulhouse;
SAS or SASS,Podwolochisk; RAPOPORT, Tarnopol, Korostyshev; BEHAM, Salok and
Kharkov; WOLPIANSKY, Ostryna.

Re: Priluki #ukraine

Leonard Markowitz <priluki@...>
 

Priluki is a town of some 73,000 people and is located about 85
miles east of Kiev. It has always been on or near the border between
Poltava and Chernigov Oblasts. Prior to the Russian revolution, the
town was officially located in Poltava guberniya. After the
revolution, Priluki became part of Chernigov Oblast.

For more information about Priluki, please see my website -

www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/priluki/priluki.html

Len Markowitz
JGS of Greater Philadelphia
------------------
dear Florence etal,
I am very new to this site. I just read your e-mail about two new
active Gubernia SIGS, one of which is Chernigov. My mother is >from a little
town (village) called Parafievka. She always told me it was in Chernigov
Gubernia. Some of my relatives moved to Priluki. I thought that was also
in
Chernigov Gubernia. However, I didn't see either place mentioned. ANy
reason? Am I mistaken about the gubernia?
Ruth Mondlick
RMONDLICK@...

Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Re: Priluki #ukraine

Leonard Markowitz <priluki@...>
 

Priluki is a town of some 73,000 people and is located about 85
miles east of Kiev. It has always been on or near the border between
Poltava and Chernigov Oblasts. Prior to the Russian revolution, the
town was officially located in Poltava guberniya. After the
revolution, Priluki became part of Chernigov Oblast.

For more information about Priluki, please see my website -

www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/priluki/priluki.html

Len Markowitz
JGS of Greater Philadelphia
------------------
dear Florence etal,
I am very new to this site. I just read your e-mail about two new
active Gubernia SIGS, one of which is Chernigov. My mother is >from a little
town (village) called Parafievka. She always told me it was in Chernigov
Gubernia. Some of my relatives moved to Priluki. I thought that was also
in
Chernigov Gubernia. However, I didn't see either place mentioned. ANy
reason? Am I mistaken about the gubernia?
Ruth Mondlick
RMONDLICK@...

Photo's and postcard on Viewmate #ukraine

abe simon <abe_simon@...>
 

Shalom all,
Today I have posted on Viewmate two photos and one postcard which I would
appreciate any help with. They are VM1711,1712,1713.

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/source/vm1711.html
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/source/vm1712.html
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/source/vm1713.html

The 2nd and 3rd are the front and back of a photo postcard and message sent
from my great uncle in Odessa to my mother in Buffalo, NY USA in 1931. The
photo is of my great uncle, Benzion Brechman, his wife, and their child.
The first is I believe >from a posting of the Bik family which I downloaded
in June 2000. To me, the 3 people in the front row look strikingly similar
to the 3 on my photo card.
If anyone knows who originally posted this or can offer any other
help/recognition, I would appreciate it very much.

Abe Simon
Centennial, CO USA
Researching: FELMAN and BRECHMAN/BIKMAN/BRIKMAN Ukraine
SIMON(OWITZ) and BENDER/BINDER Minsk

Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Photo's and postcard on Viewmate #ukraine

abe simon <abe_simon@...>
 

Shalom all,
Today I have posted on Viewmate two photos and one postcard which I would
appreciate any help with. They are VM1711,1712,1713.

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/source/vm1711.html
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/source/vm1712.html
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/source/vm1713.html

The 2nd and 3rd are the front and back of a photo postcard and message sent
from my great uncle in Odessa to my mother in Buffalo, NY USA in 1931. The
photo is of my great uncle, Benzion Brechman, his wife, and their child.
The first is I believe >from a posting of the Bik family which I downloaded
in June 2000. To me, the 3 people in the front row look strikingly similar
to the 3 on my photo card.
If anyone knows who originally posted this or can offer any other
help/recognition, I would appreciate it very much.

Abe Simon
Centennial, CO USA
Researching: FELMAN and BRECHMAN/BIKMAN/BRIKMAN Ukraine
SIMON(OWITZ) and BENDER/BINDER Minsk