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CAHJP is closed cause it is moving #belarus

Rose Feldman <rosef@...>
 

For those of you interested in following up Dave's suggestion, first check
by phone. They are in the process of moving >from the Givat Ram campus to
some place in town (Jerusalem).

I hope they will have more space for people to do research. Their former
quarters were very cramped.

from my experience of looking for materials there, you need to take someone
with you who reads the language (the language depends on which period you
are looking at), cause they don't have staff available to help with that.
The same goes for much of their catalogue - atleast >from my experience.

At the moment I am finishing translating a listing of towns and their "Box
Taxes and Candle Taxes" >from 1883 for Podolia (yes I know that is in the
Ukraine). It is interesting cause it gives the number of males in each
community for deciding the rate of the taxes.
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/Littin/taxes.html


Rose Feldman
rosef@post.tau.ac.il
EPSTEIN/BOYARSKY Amstiveva, Mstibov or Mstibovo or Mscibow (Belarus);
Ruzhany or maybe Rozhno; Petach Tikvah, Chicago, Argentine
GITNER/LULKIN/REZNIK Litin (Lityn) Ukraine,Kalinovka Ukraine, Israel,
Chicago
ILEWICKI/ILIWITSKY/ELEVITSKY Kusava Grodno Belarus
TREPMAN/SOJCHER/SLOVIK Warsaw, Israel
FELDMAN/LICHT Warsaw, Israel


Belarus SIG #Belarus CAHJP is closed cause it is moving #belarus

Rose Feldman <rosef@...>
 

For those of you interested in following up Dave's suggestion, first check
by phone. They are in the process of moving >from the Givat Ram campus to
some place in town (Jerusalem).

I hope they will have more space for people to do research. Their former
quarters were very cramped.

from my experience of looking for materials there, you need to take someone
with you who reads the language (the language depends on which period you
are looking at), cause they don't have staff available to help with that.
The same goes for much of their catalogue - atleast >from my experience.

At the moment I am finishing translating a listing of towns and their "Box
Taxes and Candle Taxes" >from 1883 for Podolia (yes I know that is in the
Ukraine). It is interesting cause it gives the number of males in each
community for deciding the rate of the taxes.
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/Littin/taxes.html


Rose Feldman
rosef@post.tau.ac.il
EPSTEIN/BOYARSKY Amstiveva, Mstibov or Mstibovo or Mscibow (Belarus);
Ruzhany or maybe Rozhno; Petach Tikvah, Chicago, Argentine
GITNER/LULKIN/REZNIK Litin (Lityn) Ukraine,Kalinovka Ukraine, Israel,
Chicago
ILEWICKI/ILIWITSKY/ELEVITSKY Kusava Grodno Belarus
TREPMAN/SOJCHER/SLOVIK Warsaw, Israel
FELDMAN/LICHT Warsaw, Israel


Transliteration #belarus

Plotkin Leonid <plotwa@...>
 

Dear SIG Members,

Recently I received >from Mogilev Jewish community the list (1351 entry) of
local Jews killed in the ghetto.The list is in Russian,I would like to
translate it into English.Can I find a software for transliteration cyrillic
letters into latin letters ?

Leonid Plotkin
Mogilev,Belarus
plotwa@tut.by

Researching:
PLOTKIN >from MOGILEV and MINSK provinces(gubernias)
MERLIN >from MOGILEV province(gubernia)


Belarus SIG #Belarus Transliteration #belarus

Plotkin Leonid <plotwa@...>
 

Dear SIG Members,

Recently I received >from Mogilev Jewish community the list (1351 entry) of
local Jews killed in the ghetto.The list is in Russian,I would like to
translate it into English.Can I find a software for transliteration cyrillic
letters into latin letters ?

Leonid Plotkin
Mogilev,Belarus
plotwa@tut.by

Researching:
PLOTKIN >from MOGILEV and MINSK provinces(gubernias)
MERLIN >from MOGILEV province(gubernia)


Stamford Street, Leeds, 1901 #unitedkingdom

Merv & Naomi Barnett
 

I recently was lucky enough to find family on the 1901 census. I have a
print out of some of the people living in this street at that time and
wanted to share them. I must add the enumerator/census taker had the
most beautiful copperplate script - thankfully!

13 Stamford St Louis Jacob
Leah wife
Maurice son
Rebecca daughter
Jacob Silverstein nephew

15 Stamford St Abraham Arluck
Eve wife
Betsy daughter
Louis son
Fanny daughter
Rebecca daughter
David son

17 Stamford St Jacob Coss
Rachel wife
Barnett son
Gertrude daughter
Nathan son
Leah Abraham sister in law

I would be happy to provide more information if any of the above is of
interest to any listers.

Naomi Barnett
Melbourne, Australia

MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately to Naomi.


JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom Stamford Street, Leeds, 1901 #unitedkingdom

Merv & Naomi Barnett
 

I recently was lucky enough to find family on the 1901 census. I have a
print out of some of the people living in this street at that time and
wanted to share them. I must add the enumerator/census taker had the
most beautiful copperplate script - thankfully!

13 Stamford St Louis Jacob
Leah wife
Maurice son
Rebecca daughter
Jacob Silverstein nephew

15 Stamford St Abraham Arluck
Eve wife
Betsy daughter
Louis son
Fanny daughter
Rebecca daughter
David son

17 Stamford St Jacob Coss
Rachel wife
Barnett son
Gertrude daughter
Nathan son
Leah Abraham sister in law

I would be happy to provide more information if any of the above is of
interest to any listers.

Naomi Barnett
Melbourne, Australia

MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately to Naomi.


Rabbinic Research Groups - ITINGA #rabbinic

Ganot <o_ganot@...>
 

I recently read an announcement on RavSIG about an initiative to
establish specific Rabbinic Research Groups.

I am researching the ITINGA Rabbinic lineage, whose Rabbies were
well-known AB"D's in eastern Galicia during the 18-19th centuries.
This family was related to the well-known OETTINGER-ETTINGER and
GUENZBURG families >from the town of Oetingen in Bavaria-Germany
(16-17th centuries).

My personal interest in this family is my original family name,
ITING, originated >from Lithuania.

As for the time being, I couldn't establish the link between the
ITINGA family and mine.

I have gathered quite a quantity of material and information
concerning the ITINGA family, which I will be pleased to share and
exchange with others researching the same family, or similar area of
interest.

I hope that other researchers will find interest in researching the
ITINGA Rabbinic family, as well.

Please respond privately.

Chag Sukkot and Simchat-Tora Sa'meach,

Ilan GANOT,
Holon, Israel

Researching for:
ITING/ETTINGER/EITING/OETTINGER (Oettingen - Germany, Zidikai,
Mazeikiai - northern Lithuania),
TOOCH, KURS - (Zidikai, Mazeikiai, Ilakiai - Lithuania ).
SPIEGEL - Galicia (Synowodsko Wyzne [presently Verkhneye
Sinevidnoye], near Skole, Dolina, Weldzirz - Stryy district ),
Germany (Berlin)
GOLDSTEIN, KOZAK - Kovel (Volhynia district, Ukraine, formerly
Poland).


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Rabbinic Research Groups - ITINGA #rabbinic

Ganot <o_ganot@...>
 

I recently read an announcement on RavSIG about an initiative to
establish specific Rabbinic Research Groups.

I am researching the ITINGA Rabbinic lineage, whose Rabbies were
well-known AB"D's in eastern Galicia during the 18-19th centuries.
This family was related to the well-known OETTINGER-ETTINGER and
GUENZBURG families >from the town of Oetingen in Bavaria-Germany
(16-17th centuries).

My personal interest in this family is my original family name,
ITING, originated >from Lithuania.

As for the time being, I couldn't establish the link between the
ITINGA family and mine.

I have gathered quite a quantity of material and information
concerning the ITINGA family, which I will be pleased to share and
exchange with others researching the same family, or similar area of
interest.

I hope that other researchers will find interest in researching the
ITINGA Rabbinic family, as well.

Please respond privately.

Chag Sukkot and Simchat-Tora Sa'meach,

Ilan GANOT,
Holon, Israel

Researching for:
ITING/ETTINGER/EITING/OETTINGER (Oettingen - Germany, Zidikai,
Mazeikiai - northern Lithuania),
TOOCH, KURS - (Zidikai, Mazeikiai, Ilakiai - Lithuania ).
SPIEGEL - Galicia (Synowodsko Wyzne [presently Verkhneye
Sinevidnoye], near Skole, Dolina, Weldzirz - Stryy district ),
Germany (Berlin)
GOLDSTEIN, KOZAK - Kovel (Volhynia district, Ukraine, formerly
Poland).


Sharsheret Hadorot, Oct. Issue #rabbinic

Yocheved Klausner
 

Articles in the next issue of Sharsheret Hadorot (October 2002).

Three articles provide us with helpful tools in genealogical research:

* The appropriate way to interview survivors of the Holocaust
* A system, in the framework of the research, to trace people who bear the
same first name.
* The first of a series of short articles containing advice on recording
genealogical data.

Helpful tools of another nature are presented in three additional
articles:

* How to draw genealogical facts >from Ketubot [Jewish marriage
contracts].
* The Jewish cemetery of Shumen, Bulgaria, as a resource for
genealogical research.
* Jewish names in Italy and what we can learn >from them.

Articles on family research deal with the following subjects:

* Solving a family mystery.
* Research on the maternal side of the family.
* Special relationships in the family
* A trip to ancestral lands.

Best wishes to all,

Yocheved Klausner, Editor
Sharsheret Hadorot

Join the Israel Genealogical Society (IGS) and receive our Journal
"Sharsheret Hadorot." Visit the IGS website www.isragen.org.il


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Sharsheret Hadorot, Oct. Issue #rabbinic

Yocheved Klausner
 

Articles in the next issue of Sharsheret Hadorot (October 2002).

Three articles provide us with helpful tools in genealogical research:

* The appropriate way to interview survivors of the Holocaust
* A system, in the framework of the research, to trace people who bear the
same first name.
* The first of a series of short articles containing advice on recording
genealogical data.

Helpful tools of another nature are presented in three additional
articles:

* How to draw genealogical facts >from Ketubot [Jewish marriage
contracts].
* The Jewish cemetery of Shumen, Bulgaria, as a resource for
genealogical research.
* Jewish names in Italy and what we can learn >from them.

Articles on family research deal with the following subjects:

* Solving a family mystery.
* Research on the maternal side of the family.
* Special relationships in the family
* A trip to ancestral lands.

Best wishes to all,

Yocheved Klausner, Editor
Sharsheret Hadorot

Join the Israel Genealogical Society (IGS) and receive our Journal
"Sharsheret Hadorot." Visit the IGS website www.isragen.org.il


Re: Viewmate and photos from Galicia #galicia

Peter Jassem <pjassem@...>
 

Eva Floresheim is right that photographs should be
stored and made available. I think it is inevitable
that sooner or later a website with thousands of
catalogued photographs of Galician Jews will be
established. I am afraid that at this point there may
be some technical problems as far as physical space on
Jewishgen server is concerned but the idea is worth
serious consideration.

Golda Tencer, who created the exhibition and the book
"And I Still See Their Faces" has collected thousands
of photographs and only a few hundreds could go on
display and into print. Following her call pictures
were pouring to her >from all over the world.

Photographic resource has been largely underestimated.
Yesterday I heard a story of a Toronto conference
participant, who recognized her mother on a group
picture brought by another participant.

I suggest that perhaps for start we should try to
collect group photograpgs on GG site. These could
include school, sport clubs, military, social and
other pictures.

Peter Jassem
Toronoto, Canada


--- Eva Floersheim <evaflor@kinneret.co.il> wrote:

Today I once again looked through "And I still See Their Faces" - this
special book published by the Shalom Foundation in Poland, showing an
amazing collection of photos of Jews >from Poland.

Suddenly I felt that many of the photos published by Viewmate are just like
those photos in "And I Still See Their Faces" - they should be preserved as
a part of the Jewish heritage.

1. Are all the photos posted since the beginning of
Viewmate stored and retrievable?
2. Could somebody select images >from Galicia >from this collection?
3. Could these images have a permanent place - either as a part of
Viewmate, searchable by place, name or subject, or by each SIG?
4. Could the submitters of the photos chosen, be contacted for maximum
information about each photo and then have their name and e-mail added
when the photos are permanently exhibited on JewishGen?


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Re: Viewmate and photos from Galicia #galicia

Peter Jassem <pjassem@...>
 

Eva Floresheim is right that photographs should be
stored and made available. I think it is inevitable
that sooner or later a website with thousands of
catalogued photographs of Galician Jews will be
established. I am afraid that at this point there may
be some technical problems as far as physical space on
Jewishgen server is concerned but the idea is worth
serious consideration.

Golda Tencer, who created the exhibition and the book
"And I Still See Their Faces" has collected thousands
of photographs and only a few hundreds could go on
display and into print. Following her call pictures
were pouring to her >from all over the world.

Photographic resource has been largely underestimated.
Yesterday I heard a story of a Toronto conference
participant, who recognized her mother on a group
picture brought by another participant.

I suggest that perhaps for start we should try to
collect group photograpgs on GG site. These could
include school, sport clubs, military, social and
other pictures.

Peter Jassem
Toronoto, Canada


--- Eva Floersheim <evaflor@kinneret.co.il> wrote:

Today I once again looked through "And I still See Their Faces" - this
special book published by the Shalom Foundation in Poland, showing an
amazing collection of photos of Jews >from Poland.

Suddenly I felt that many of the photos published by Viewmate are just like
those photos in "And I Still See Their Faces" - they should be preserved as
a part of the Jewish heritage.

1. Are all the photos posted since the beginning of
Viewmate stored and retrievable?
2. Could somebody select images >from Galicia >from this collection?
3. Could these images have a permanent place - either as a part of
Viewmate, searchable by place, name or subject, or by each SIG?
4. Could the submitters of the photos chosen, be contacted for maximum
information about each photo and then have their name and e-mail added
when the photos are permanently exhibited on JewishGen?


Genealogical Diary of Geza SIMON of Nagyvarad (1901) #hungary

Ujfeherto@...
 

Dear Fellow Genealogist,

I just posted an important historical document on my genealogical website: the genealogical diary of my grandmother's Uncle Geza written in 1901:

http://members.aol.com/plinhardt/

Geza SIMON was a hussar in the Hungarian Calvary who lived in Nagyvarad and later in Budapest. Developing an early interest in genealogy, he traces the SIMON family back to Saros county in 1770. Geza tells of how his father surrepetitiously taught himself to read and write late at night against the wishes of his orthodox parents to later become principal of the Auspitz school in Nagyvarad. Geza goes on to tell tales of simple pleasures and the tragedies of the SIMON family caught in revolutions, Emperial wars and the conflict between the Hungarians & Romanians.

Anyone studying genealogy >from Transylvania should find this an interesting account that gives a rich flavor of the life and times spanning several generations.

Families discussed are: SIMON (Saros, Nagyvarad, Budapest, Alsórákos), SZUSZMANN (Saros, Galicia), RINDAUER (Lipótszentmiklós), MAHLER (Nagyvarad, Marghita), HERTZFELD (Nagyvárad), GYULAI, URAI (Kissebes), KONDOR (Nagyvarad), SEBESSY (Kolozsvár),

I hope you'll come visit my site.

Paul Linhardt
Monterey, CA
http://members.aol.com/plinhardt/


Hungary SIG #Hungary Genealogical Diary of Geza SIMON of Nagyvarad (1901) #hungary

Ujfeherto@...
 

Dear Fellow Genealogist,

I just posted an important historical document on my genealogical website: the genealogical diary of my grandmother's Uncle Geza written in 1901:

http://members.aol.com/plinhardt/

Geza SIMON was a hussar in the Hungarian Calvary who lived in Nagyvarad and later in Budapest. Developing an early interest in genealogy, he traces the SIMON family back to Saros county in 1770. Geza tells of how his father surrepetitiously taught himself to read and write late at night against the wishes of his orthodox parents to later become principal of the Auspitz school in Nagyvarad. Geza goes on to tell tales of simple pleasures and the tragedies of the SIMON family caught in revolutions, Emperial wars and the conflict between the Hungarians & Romanians.

Anyone studying genealogy >from Transylvania should find this an interesting account that gives a rich flavor of the life and times spanning several generations.

Families discussed are: SIMON (Saros, Nagyvarad, Budapest, Alsórákos), SZUSZMANN (Saros, Galicia), RINDAUER (Lipótszentmiklós), MAHLER (Nagyvarad, Marghita), HERTZFELD (Nagyvárad), GYULAI, URAI (Kissebes), KONDOR (Nagyvarad), SEBESSY (Kolozsvár),

I hope you'll come visit my site.

Paul Linhardt
Monterey, CA
http://members.aol.com/plinhardt/


A Whole Branch Discovered (Part Two) #general

Dov & Varda <yknow@...>
 

Nina's mmgggm was the sister of my mpgggm. Now that I gave Nina a photo of
my ancestor she commented that the two sisters looked exactly alike. The
sisters both took the same English first name on immigration (Anna), and
Nina has my mother's eyes. Of course, Nina had more twins to add to my
Yanovsky tree, including her grandmother, who had a twin brother.

For those of you that enjoyed my Michel stories, Nina's family had an
especial interest in Michel also, because Nina's Great Uncle Leizer had gone
to live with Michel when Michel was still in Russia in order to avoid
conscription. Nina's grandmother, Chana, followed Leizer to Michel, and as
Nina was relating the story, I finished her sentence: 'because she was close
to him because they were twins'. Chana and Leizer were the only two children
that didn't come with Nina's family to NY, though eventually, Chana did
follow them.

Nina had cool things to show me, such as a huge bag of money >from Lithuania,
some of the bills 100 years old. The money was printed in the languages of
all the countries that had ocuppied Lithuania: German, Russian, Polish,
Lithuanian. She also had a Challoh cover that had been a standard gift to
contributors to the Diskin Orphanage in Palestine, that one of the siblings
of Nechama, sent her >from Palestine. The Challoh cover is a dull turqoise
color, printed with pictures of places of interest in the Old City of
Jerusalem.Nina also had her grandmother's homework >from when she was
studying up for American citizenship. These contained sentences like: Who
runs the government of America? The people. Who makes the laws? Two houses.

To be continued...

Varda Epstein
Efrat
Israel


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen A Whole Branch Discovered (Part Two) #general

Dov & Varda <yknow@...>
 

Nina's mmgggm was the sister of my mpgggm. Now that I gave Nina a photo of
my ancestor she commented that the two sisters looked exactly alike. The
sisters both took the same English first name on immigration (Anna), and
Nina has my mother's eyes. Of course, Nina had more twins to add to my
Yanovsky tree, including her grandmother, who had a twin brother.

For those of you that enjoyed my Michel stories, Nina's family had an
especial interest in Michel also, because Nina's Great Uncle Leizer had gone
to live with Michel when Michel was still in Russia in order to avoid
conscription. Nina's grandmother, Chana, followed Leizer to Michel, and as
Nina was relating the story, I finished her sentence: 'because she was close
to him because they were twins'. Chana and Leizer were the only two children
that didn't come with Nina's family to NY, though eventually, Chana did
follow them.

Nina had cool things to show me, such as a huge bag of money >from Lithuania,
some of the bills 100 years old. The money was printed in the languages of
all the countries that had ocuppied Lithuania: German, Russian, Polish,
Lithuanian. She also had a Challoh cover that had been a standard gift to
contributors to the Diskin Orphanage in Palestine, that one of the siblings
of Nechama, sent her >from Palestine. The Challoh cover is a dull turqoise
color, printed with pictures of places of interest in the Old City of
Jerusalem.Nina also had her grandmother's homework >from when she was
studying up for American citizenship. These contained sentences like: Who
runs the government of America? The people. Who makes the laws? Two houses.

To be continued...

Varda Epstein
Efrat
Israel


Thank you to responders for translation #poland

sturbin@...
 

Dear All Who Responded,

I appreciate your assistance. >from the answers, the consensus seems to
be that transfer of money must be made to the bank listed in the
communique. I was hoping I could still send a bank check directly to
the Archives.

Judy Turbin
Miami, Florida

Researching
PORODOVSKY (or variation) >from Orla/Bialystok
WOIWODSKY >from Grajewo


Seeking RILEN #lithuania

Psherryred1@...
 

I'm Phyllis Grodzinsky Campbell and I'm looking for info on my grandmother, Sarah Rilen Grodzinsky, of Swanton,Vt. She had a brother Abe who married and lived in Matttapan, Ma and had two daughters, Lillian and Mary who married a Casselman(Castleman?) and a Greece, respectively. She also had a sister, Ruchel (Rachel) who married a Zuckerman and settled in New York City. There is also another sibling who might have lived in South Africa or South America. Sarah didn't live too far away >from my maternal grandmother Gelke Novitsky in Vasilishok, Lithuania.

Phyllis Grodzinsky Campbell
San Jose, CA

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately.


JRI Poland #Poland Thank you to responders for translation #poland

sturbin@...
 

Dear All Who Responded,

I appreciate your assistance. >from the answers, the consensus seems to
be that transfer of money must be made to the bank listed in the
communique. I was hoping I could still send a bank check directly to
the Archives.

Judy Turbin
Miami, Florida

Researching
PORODOVSKY (or variation) >from Orla/Bialystok
WOIWODSKY >from Grajewo


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Seeking RILEN #lithuania

Psherryred1@...
 

I'm Phyllis Grodzinsky Campbell and I'm looking for info on my grandmother, Sarah Rilen Grodzinsky, of Swanton,Vt. She had a brother Abe who married and lived in Matttapan, Ma and had two daughters, Lillian and Mary who married a Casselman(Castleman?) and a Greece, respectively. She also had a sister, Ruchel (Rachel) who married a Zuckerman and settled in New York City. There is also another sibling who might have lived in South Africa or South America. Sarah didn't live too far away >from my maternal grandmother Gelke Novitsky in Vasilishok, Lithuania.

Phyllis Grodzinsky Campbell
San Jose, CA

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately.