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Jewish Encyclopedia is On Line #galicia

Shelley K. Pollero
 

With permission >from David Fox, Coordinator of the Belarus SIG:

This website <http://www.jewishencyclopedia.com/index.jsp> contains the
complete contents of the 12-volume Jewish Encyclopedia, which was originally
published between 1901-1906. The Jewish Encyclopedia, which recently became
part of the public domain, contains over 15,000 articles and illustrations.

This online version contains the unedited contents of the original
encyclopedia. Since the original work was completed almost 100 years ago, it
does not cover a significant portion of modern Jewish History (e.g., the
creation of Israel, the Holocaust, etc.).

There is an on line search feature, but different transliteration standards
100 years ago may require some trial and error searching for names.

If anyone finds anything about their families in the Encyclopedia, please
share your good fortune by posting a message to the SIG discussion group.

[If you find an article about your shtetl, please send me the URL. If you
maintain a shtetl web site, be sure to add a link to your shtetl's web page
on the Jewish Encyclopedia web site.]

Shelley
--
Shelley K. Pollero, Coordinator
Gesher Galicia
Severna Park, Maryland
rkpollero@comcast.net


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Jewish Encyclopedia is On Line #galicia

Shelley K. Pollero
 

With permission >from David Fox, Coordinator of the Belarus SIG:

This website <http://www.jewishencyclopedia.com/index.jsp> contains the
complete contents of the 12-volume Jewish Encyclopedia, which was originally
published between 1901-1906. The Jewish Encyclopedia, which recently became
part of the public domain, contains over 15,000 articles and illustrations.

This online version contains the unedited contents of the original
encyclopedia. Since the original work was completed almost 100 years ago, it
does not cover a significant portion of modern Jewish History (e.g., the
creation of Israel, the Holocaust, etc.).

There is an on line search feature, but different transliteration standards
100 years ago may require some trial and error searching for names.

If anyone finds anything about their families in the Encyclopedia, please
share your good fortune by posting a message to the SIG discussion group.

[If you find an article about your shtetl, please send me the URL. If you
maintain a shtetl web site, be sure to add a link to your shtetl's web page
on the Jewish Encyclopedia web site.]

Shelley
--
Shelley K. Pollero, Coordinator
Gesher Galicia
Severna Park, Maryland
rkpollero@comcast.net


Polish Translation needed, Birth and Death Records from JRI-Poland #galicia

Michael Herzlich
 

I have received >from JRI Poland/AGAD 4 records >from their archives, two
of which I have posted as 4 images (right and left hand page of each
entry). The first two images are a death record of Ester TREIBER
HERZLICH in 1882. The last two are the birth of Ester HERZLICH in
1886. I would appreciate assistance in getting these documents translated.
The entries are in hanwritten script, I am told the language is Polish. The
headings are in both German and Polish.

After these two are removed >from viewmate I hope to get the other two
documents uploaded, the death of the child, Ester, and birth of another
child, Selde.

The viewmates (738-741) are located at:
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/source/vm1738.html
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/source/vm1739.html
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/source/vm1740.html
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/source/vm1741.html

Please reply directly to me at:
mherzlich@yahoo.com

Thank you for any assitance,
Michael Herzlich


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Polish Translation needed, Birth and Death Records from JRI-Poland #galicia

Michael Herzlich
 

I have received >from JRI Poland/AGAD 4 records >from their archives, two
of which I have posted as 4 images (right and left hand page of each
entry). The first two images are a death record of Ester TREIBER
HERZLICH in 1882. The last two are the birth of Ester HERZLICH in
1886. I would appreciate assistance in getting these documents translated.
The entries are in hanwritten script, I am told the language is Polish. The
headings are in both German and Polish.

After these two are removed >from viewmate I hope to get the other two
documents uploaded, the death of the child, Ester, and birth of another
child, Selde.

The viewmates (738-741) are located at:
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/source/vm1738.html
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/source/vm1739.html
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/source/vm1740.html
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/source/vm1741.html

Please reply directly to me at:
mherzlich@yahoo.com

Thank you for any assitance,
Michael Herzlich


Re: FUHRER/HOFSTADLER #galicia

Norman/Jean Fuhrer <nfuhrer@...>
 

This is an update of surnames we are researching:

BRAUN, Jette (born abt 1850's) birthplace unknown
FUHRER/FUEHRER (any variant) anywhere in Galicia
BECK -- GOLDBLATT -- HOFSTADTER (any variant) --
WIRTHEIM, Pepi (died in Ungvar in 1906 birthplace?? was married to ??
FUHRER)
WIENER, Yosef born in 1870 in Chirzanova?? -- he later lived in Stropkov
STERN, Golda (born abt 1830's) birthplace unknown -- married Abraham FUHRER
in late 1840's or 1850's)

We look forward to hearing >from anyone with a possible connection.

Best wishes,
Norm and Jean Fuhrer
On Florida's Spacecoast


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Re: FUHRER/HOFSTADLER #galicia

Norman/Jean Fuhrer <nfuhrer@...>
 

This is an update of surnames we are researching:

BRAUN, Jette (born abt 1850's) birthplace unknown
FUHRER/FUEHRER (any variant) anywhere in Galicia
BECK -- GOLDBLATT -- HOFSTADTER (any variant) --
WIRTHEIM, Pepi (died in Ungvar in 1906 birthplace?? was married to ??
FUHRER)
WIENER, Yosef born in 1870 in Chirzanova?? -- he later lived in Stropkov
STERN, Golda (born abt 1830's) birthplace unknown -- married Abraham FUHRER
in late 1840's or 1850's)

We look forward to hearing >from anyone with a possible connection.

Best wishes,
Norm and Jean Fuhrer
On Florida's Spacecoast


Volunteer needed for USHMM copying #lodz #poland

Seflaum@...
 

Dear Fellow Lodz Area Researchers,

At the recent IAJGS conference in Toronto, Peter Lande gave a presentation on
records available at the US Holocaust Memorial Museum. One group of records
is deaths recorded in the Jewish hospital in the Lodz ghetto, years
1941-1943. He estimates there are 12,000 individuals recorded. During a spot
check of a sample page, I noticed information present which was not included
in the published ghetto records, "Lodz-Names," such as cause of death, place
of birth, and possibly other information.

One or more volunteers are needed to go to the museum and copy the pages. If
you live in the Washington, D.C., area or will be there in the next few
weeks, please consider volunteering for this important task. Please contact
me for further information.

Regards,
Shirley Rotbein Flaum
Houston, Texas


Lodz Area Research Group #Lodz #Poland Volunteer needed for USHMM copying #lodz #poland

Seflaum@...
 

Dear Fellow Lodz Area Researchers,

At the recent IAJGS conference in Toronto, Peter Lande gave a presentation on
records available at the US Holocaust Memorial Museum. One group of records
is deaths recorded in the Jewish hospital in the Lodz ghetto, years
1941-1943. He estimates there are 12,000 individuals recorded. During a spot
check of a sample page, I noticed information present which was not included
in the published ghetto records, "Lodz-Names," such as cause of death, place
of birth, and possibly other information.

One or more volunteers are needed to go to the museum and copy the pages. If
you live in the Washington, D.C., area or will be there in the next few
weeks, please consider volunteering for this important task. Please contact
me for further information.

Regards,
Shirley Rotbein Flaum
Houston, Texas


JewishGenMall 10% Discount Sale Extended #galicia

Sandra and Donald Hirschhorn <donsandyh@...>
 

Since so many of you are still in "vacation mode" or preparing for the
holidays you might not have taken advantage of the 10% discount on
everything we offer in the JewishGenMall. We have extended the
cut off date to midnight in Houston on Sept. 20th...after the Jewish
holidays.

We invite each and every JewishGenner to take advantage of the extra time
to browse the Mall seeking that special book or video you've been thinking
about purchasing. Visit http://www.jewishgenmall.org by clicking on
"Search" at the bottom of the page and then typing in any category that
interests you such as Genealogy, Holocaust, Lithuania, New York, etc., etc.
If you are not familiar with an online shopping environment, click on the
FAQ first and read up on how best to use the program.

On behalf of all of us who work behind the scenes here at JewishGen, a
Happy and Healthy New Year to all of you.

Sandy and Don Hirschhorn
JewishGenMall


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia JewishGenMall 10% Discount Sale Extended #galicia

Sandra and Donald Hirschhorn <donsandyh@...>
 

Since so many of you are still in "vacation mode" or preparing for the
holidays you might not have taken advantage of the 10% discount on
everything we offer in the JewishGenMall. We have extended the
cut off date to midnight in Houston on Sept. 20th...after the Jewish
holidays.

We invite each and every JewishGenner to take advantage of the extra time
to browse the Mall seeking that special book or video you've been thinking
about purchasing. Visit http://www.jewishgenmall.org by clicking on
"Search" at the bottom of the page and then typing in any category that
interests you such as Genealogy, Holocaust, Lithuania, New York, etc., etc.
If you are not familiar with an online shopping environment, click on the
FAQ first and read up on how best to use the program.

On behalf of all of us who work behind the scenes here at JewishGen, a
Happy and Healthy New Year to all of you.

Sandy and Don Hirschhorn
JewishGenMall


Sorting the text manifest by line number #galicia

Diane Jacobs <kingart@...>
 

Looks like Steve Morse has done it again. I just visited his Ellis Island
Jewish-Passenger website and discovered that he has incorporated the ability
to sort the text version of the manifest by line numbers.
The Ellis Island folks used to sort it that way initially (that
certainly makes the most sense) but many months ago they made a change
and the passengers are now displayed in a random order. For the life of
me, I can't understand why they did that.

What Steve has done (the work was actually done by a computer genius in
Switzerland -- Yves Goulnik) is to intercept the text manifest that the
Ellis Island site sends back and re-sort it so that the passengers are
in the right order.

To see this in action, go to Steve's Jewish-passenger search form:

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

and do a search. When you get the results you'll see a link that says
"text manifest" and another that says "text manifest (sorted)".
Clicking on the first link gives the text manifest that the Ellis Island
site created and the second link gives Yves' rearrangement of the
manifest.

So far this only works if you access the text manifest starting from
Steve's blue (Jewish Passenger) search form. But when I asked about
that, Steve said that Yves is currently looking into extending that to
work with the white (all passenger) search form as well.

If you have any questions regarding this new feature, please send your
inquiries directly to Steve Morse as I have no expertise or any information
about it.

Good luck!

Diane Jacobs
New York


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Sorting the text manifest by line number #galicia

Diane Jacobs <kingart@...>
 

Looks like Steve Morse has done it again. I just visited his Ellis Island
Jewish-Passenger website and discovered that he has incorporated the ability
to sort the text version of the manifest by line numbers.
The Ellis Island folks used to sort it that way initially (that
certainly makes the most sense) but many months ago they made a change
and the passengers are now displayed in a random order. For the life of
me, I can't understand why they did that.

What Steve has done (the work was actually done by a computer genius in
Switzerland -- Yves Goulnik) is to intercept the text manifest that the
Ellis Island site sends back and re-sort it so that the passengers are
in the right order.

To see this in action, go to Steve's Jewish-passenger search form:

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

and do a search. When you get the results you'll see a link that says
"text manifest" and another that says "text manifest (sorted)".
Clicking on the first link gives the text manifest that the Ellis Island
site created and the second link gives Yves' rearrangement of the
manifest.

So far this only works if you access the text manifest starting from
Steve's blue (Jewish Passenger) search form. But when I asked about
that, Steve said that Yves is currently looking into extending that to
work with the white (all passenger) search form as well.

If you have any questions regarding this new feature, please send your
inquiries directly to Steve Morse as I have no expertise or any information
about it.

Good luck!

Diane Jacobs
New York


Death of Nat Abramowitz #galicia

Marian Rubin
 

Nat Abramowitz, who died last week in New Jersey, can be credited
for important advances in Galician genealogical research. Nat was one of
the earliest researchers to bring us news that some western Galicia vital
records and other documents were held in the Lviv Archives. He met
a Ukrainian researcher who had access to the Lviv Archives. When
Nat was convinced that this researcher understood the needs of
Jewish genealogists, he announced in the Galitzianer that Alexander
Dunai was available to do research, and he provided Dunai's addresses
as well as detailed instructions for contacting him. Many genealogists
were able to make breakthroughs in their research by hiring Alex Dunai,
and it was Nat who made this possible.

Nat did extensive research in Krakow, Rzeszow and Tyczyn and other
locations, in addition to his research in Romania. He was generous
in sharing his work, and when he found my family names among
the records he obtained, he always sent me copies.

Marian Rubin


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Death of Nat Abramowitz #galicia

Marian Rubin
 

Nat Abramowitz, who died last week in New Jersey, can be credited
for important advances in Galician genealogical research. Nat was one of
the earliest researchers to bring us news that some western Galicia vital
records and other documents were held in the Lviv Archives. He met
a Ukrainian researcher who had access to the Lviv Archives. When
Nat was convinced that this researcher understood the needs of
Jewish genealogists, he announced in the Galitzianer that Alexander
Dunai was available to do research, and he provided Dunai's addresses
as well as detailed instructions for contacting him. Many genealogists
were able to make breakthroughs in their research by hiring Alex Dunai,
and it was Nat who made this possible.

Nat did extensive research in Krakow, Rzeszow and Tyczyn and other
locations, in addition to his research in Romania. He was generous
in sharing his work, and when he found my family names among
the records he obtained, he always sent me copies.

Marian Rubin


Death of Nat Abramowitz #galicia

EDENSARA@...
 

The following was posted by Dr. Naomi Lowi of Montreal on the JewishGen and
Romanian Sig Discussion Groups today, August 29.

She has requested that I post it here as Nat was involved with both JRI and
GG due to his interest in Tyczyn, Poland.

He will be sorely missed and I'm sure everyone joins me in expressing
condolences to Lucille.

Lucille (nee Rader) ABRAMOWITZ gave me permission to tell you of the death
of her husband,Nat P.Abramowitz ,on August 24,2002. Cause of death was a
heart attack. Nat was a strong contributor to Romanian Jewish genealogy
and especially to the history of Jewish life in the town of Podu Iloaiei.
He translated a book of 168 pages >from Romanian to English,describing the
history,local economy,cultural activities etc. including several censuses
of the Jews living in the town. Rom-Sig News vol.5,number 2 reported on
this project. Nat was an engineer by profession. He lived in Westmont.
N.J. and leaves,besides his wife,Lucille,2 sons Arthur and Robert and
their
families,a brother Lewis Allen,and many friends.
Eden Joachim
Pomona, New York

Archive Coordinator, Rzeszow PSA Indexing Project


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Death of Nat Abramowitz #galicia

EDENSARA@...
 

The following was posted by Dr. Naomi Lowi of Montreal on the JewishGen and
Romanian Sig Discussion Groups today, August 29.

She has requested that I post it here as Nat was involved with both JRI and
GG due to his interest in Tyczyn, Poland.

He will be sorely missed and I'm sure everyone joins me in expressing
condolences to Lucille.

Lucille (nee Rader) ABRAMOWITZ gave me permission to tell you of the death
of her husband,Nat P.Abramowitz ,on August 24,2002. Cause of death was a
heart attack. Nat was a strong contributor to Romanian Jewish genealogy
and especially to the history of Jewish life in the town of Podu Iloaiei.
He translated a book of 168 pages >from Romanian to English,describing the
history,local economy,cultural activities etc. including several censuses
of the Jews living in the town. Rom-Sig News vol.5,number 2 reported on
this project. Nat was an engineer by profession. He lived in Westmont.
N.J. and leaves,besides his wife,Lucille,2 sons Arthur and Robert and
their
families,a brother Lewis Allen,and many friends.
Eden Joachim
Pomona, New York

Archive Coordinator, Rzeszow PSA Indexing Project


GORZD (Gargzdai) Society ? #lithuania

James R. Platt <jrplatt@...>
 

Does anyone know whether the Gorzd (Gargzdai) Society still exists in Israel and if so, how to contact the group? Or if there is a Gorzd group anywhere in the U.S.? Thank you.

James Platt

MODERATOR'S NOTE: If you have contact information about the specific society, please respond privately. If you have information on research methods to find current landsmanshaft society contacts, feel free to share it with the list.


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania GORZD (Gargzdai) Society ? #lithuania

James R. Platt <jrplatt@...>
 

Does anyone know whether the Gorzd (Gargzdai) Society still exists in Israel and if so, how to contact the group? Or if there is a Gorzd group anywhere in the U.S.? Thank you.

James Platt

MODERATOR'S NOTE: If you have contact information about the specific society, please respond privately. If you have information on research methods to find current landsmanshaft society contacts, feel free to share it with the list.


Zfat's Ancient Cemetery [was: FRUCHTER] #rabbinic

simchavsoson@...
 

On 2002.08.29, Samuel Shoshan <sshoshan@yahoo.com> wrote:

[...] The sefer says that Rav Eliyahu FRUCHTER died in Zfat on Rosh
Chodesh Kislev, 1864 and was laid to rest in the cave [...]
I recently found a site that contains a database of everybody(?) that
is buried in the ancient cemetary in Zfat. the URL is
http://www.safedfound.org.il/

Follow the 'Ancient Cemetery' link to a searchable database.

Kol tuv
Simcha Goldstein

[Moderator's Note: The website permits users to search the database
for individuals whose names are known (although you may search for
names containing a given character substring). Only exact matches
are returned. Users may need to try several spelling variants to
find a person.]


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Zfat's Ancient Cemetery [was: FRUCHTER] #rabbinic

simchavsoson@...
 

On 2002.08.29, Samuel Shoshan <sshoshan@yahoo.com> wrote:

[...] The sefer says that Rav Eliyahu FRUCHTER died in Zfat on Rosh
Chodesh Kislev, 1864 and was laid to rest in the cave [...]
I recently found a site that contains a database of everybody(?) that
is buried in the ancient cemetary in Zfat. the URL is
http://www.safedfound.org.il/

Follow the 'Ancient Cemetery' link to a searchable database.

Kol tuv
Simcha Goldstein

[Moderator's Note: The website permits users to search the database
for individuals whose names are known (although you may search for
names containing a given character substring). Only exact matches
are returned. Users may need to try several spelling variants to
find a person.]