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Meeting with Russian Immigrants #general

Carol Rombro Rider
 

Our JGS of Maryland planned a meeting in February to meet with members of
the new Russian community here in Baltimore. We had thought this would be
a wonderful way to bring some of them to an understanding that many of us
are searching for them and why we do it.

We were in contact with several new Americans who helped to advertise our
meeting. If any other group would be interested in planning such a
meeting, we would be glad to help you with pointers--what we did right,
and what we did wrong.

The most important thing to come out of the meeting is that many, many of
our new Russian immigrants are interested in finding their families that
emmigrated a century ago to America (and other points!). I have been
swamped with requests to help locate family, and our society will have to
organize a sub-group just to help. We had asked that anyone bring letters,
pictures or other materials if they wanted to show them to our group.

Well, this is to let you know that we have discovered that our new cousins
not only can help us to understand ourselves better, but we were shocked
to discover some of the treasures they brought to show us. No silver, no
jewelry, nothing like that. Pictures taken of family in America and mailed
back to Russia. Letters with return addresses in America--could we please
find these people? A book with a listing of those murdered in Babi Yar--in
Russian, of course. A book (again in Russian) of a mid-sized Jewish shtetl
in Russia and details of life there. How would you like to see a hand-
drawn map of a shtetl in the Ukraine with each and every building, and
next to the building whether it was the synagogue, post office--or the
name of the family that lived there? I couldn't beleive my eyes!

If your society is looking for a topic of interest, look again into your
community and see how many opportunities there are. You will be delighted
to discover that there are people wanting to connect with us genealogists
who won't think we are crazy like our families do!

I will be in touch with the UkraineSIG as soon as I have a copy of the
above map in my hands, and I hope to let you know more about this one,
small treasure.

Carol Rombro Rider
Vice President, JGS of Maryland
Baltimore, Maryland
CRomRider@aol.com


Re: Index of Jewish Records CD #general

Gene and Ellen Sucov <genellen@...>
 

Dear Howard,
Re FHL and Israel, I have recently heard that negotiations between FHL
and an Israeli organization are nearing completion. Under the agreement,
FHL will ship microfiche or film to the Israeli connection for the same
price as it would cost in the US. I presume the Israeli connection will
make the appropriate announcement when the arrangement is in place.

Gene Sucov, Pittsburgh JGS, searching for
SUCHOWCZYCKI, Horodetz-Bialystok-US
SHLAFMITZ, Zaremby-Koscielne-US

From: <HOMARGOL@aol.com>

I hope the above example will give you an idea of just how extensive
the index is. I do want to express a note of caution however, since you
are living in Israel. As I understand it, no FHL currently exists in
Israel. Even if you found several rolls of film that would be of interest
to you, I do not know how you would access it. The FHL in Salt Lake City,
Utah does send rolls of film and fiche to their branch FHL's around the
world but I do not know what, if any, provisions are made for anyone
living in Israel. I have heard that something may be worked out between
the FHL and Hebrew University but I have no verification of that.


Interesting information #general

Lindsay Glenn Hurn <jmhurn@...>
 

Not sure if anyone is interested in this, but I was just looking for some
information on Burials and family trees the other day and I came across
this web site for Australia.

http://www.tombstoneterritory.webcentral.com.au

I hope someone gets some value out of it !

Lindsay Glenn Hurn

MODERATOR NOTE: Please be advised that this is a fee for information
service and the online search capability is not yet functional.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Meeting with Russian Immigrants #general

Carol Rombro Rider
 

Our JGS of Maryland planned a meeting in February to meet with members of
the new Russian community here in Baltimore. We had thought this would be
a wonderful way to bring some of them to an understanding that many of us
are searching for them and why we do it.

We were in contact with several new Americans who helped to advertise our
meeting. If any other group would be interested in planning such a
meeting, we would be glad to help you with pointers--what we did right,
and what we did wrong.

The most important thing to come out of the meeting is that many, many of
our new Russian immigrants are interested in finding their families that
emmigrated a century ago to America (and other points!). I have been
swamped with requests to help locate family, and our society will have to
organize a sub-group just to help. We had asked that anyone bring letters,
pictures or other materials if they wanted to show them to our group.

Well, this is to let you know that we have discovered that our new cousins
not only can help us to understand ourselves better, but we were shocked
to discover some of the treasures they brought to show us. No silver, no
jewelry, nothing like that. Pictures taken of family in America and mailed
back to Russia. Letters with return addresses in America--could we please
find these people? A book with a listing of those murdered in Babi Yar--in
Russian, of course. A book (again in Russian) of a mid-sized Jewish shtetl
in Russia and details of life there. How would you like to see a hand-
drawn map of a shtetl in the Ukraine with each and every building, and
next to the building whether it was the synagogue, post office--or the
name of the family that lived there? I couldn't beleive my eyes!

If your society is looking for a topic of interest, look again into your
community and see how many opportunities there are. You will be delighted
to discover that there are people wanting to connect with us genealogists
who won't think we are crazy like our families do!

I will be in touch with the UkraineSIG as soon as I have a copy of the
above map in my hands, and I hope to let you know more about this one,
small treasure.

Carol Rombro Rider
Vice President, JGS of Maryland
Baltimore, Maryland
CRomRider@aol.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Index of Jewish Records CD #general

Gene and Ellen Sucov <genellen@...>
 

Dear Howard,
Re FHL and Israel, I have recently heard that negotiations between FHL
and an Israeli organization are nearing completion. Under the agreement,
FHL will ship microfiche or film to the Israeli connection for the same
price as it would cost in the US. I presume the Israeli connection will
make the appropriate announcement when the arrangement is in place.

Gene Sucov, Pittsburgh JGS, searching for
SUCHOWCZYCKI, Horodetz-Bialystok-US
SHLAFMITZ, Zaremby-Koscielne-US

From: <HOMARGOL@aol.com>

I hope the above example will give you an idea of just how extensive
the index is. I do want to express a note of caution however, since you
are living in Israel. As I understand it, no FHL currently exists in
Israel. Even if you found several rolls of film that would be of interest
to you, I do not know how you would access it. The FHL in Salt Lake City,
Utah does send rolls of film and fiche to their branch FHL's around the
world but I do not know what, if any, provisions are made for anyone
living in Israel. I have heard that something may be worked out between
the FHL and Hebrew University but I have no verification of that.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Interesting information #general

Lindsay Glenn Hurn <jmhurn@...>
 

Not sure if anyone is interested in this, but I was just looking for some
information on Burials and family trees the other day and I came across
this web site for Australia.

http://www.tombstoneterritory.webcentral.com.au

I hope someone gets some value out of it !

Lindsay Glenn Hurn

MODERATOR NOTE: Please be advised that this is a fee for information
service and the online search capability is not yet functional.


Ciechanow Yizkor book translation project #general

Harriet Brown <hnbrown@...>
 

Greetings fellow researchers,

It is my great pleasure to announce that the Ciechanow Yizkor book
translation project is now under way!

Ciechanow, Poland, is located some 75 kilometers north-northwest of Warsaw,
at coordinates 5253/2037. The city had a Jewish population >from about 1569,
and in 1939 had upward of 2,000 Jewish residents. Nearby towns include
Mlawa, Sochocin, Pultusk, and Raciaz.

I have agreed to coordinate what I hope will be an ongoing translation
project of the Ciechanow Yizkor book. The necrology >from the book has been
translated already, and will shortly be online through JewishGen's Yizkor
book project. Now we are ready to begin the next phase: translating the
table of contents and identifying the first sections to be translated.

This dream will only come true with lots of help-your help. If you are
comfortable translating >from Yiddish to English and are willing to donate
some of your time and skills on this project, please contact me at
hnbrown@globaldialog.com

For those who can't translate, please consider making a generous donation
to the Ciechanow fund through JewishGen's Yizkor Book project. JewishGen is
a 501(c)(3) corporation, and donations are tax-deductible to the extent
allowed by law. You can make a donation to the Ciechanow Yizkor book
project at http://www.JewishGen.org/JewishGen-erosity/YizkorTrans.html;
scroll down to Ciechanow.

If you'd like to help in any way, please contact me. Together we can begin
the process of translating the Ciechanow Yizkor book and making it
available to all.

--Harriet Brown
Madison, WI
hnbrown@globaldialog.com


Re: looking for Guifan, Guefen, Gefen, Geffen and Yaroshevsky #ukraine

Carlos Glikson
 

Sofia Marta GUIFAN is looking for GUIFAN, GUEFEN, GEFEN, GEFFEN and
YAROSHEVSKY. Just a few lines to mention that the “U” in GUI and GUE - as
read in Spanish - is a “mute” letter.

So if the GUIFAN surname is read or written by Spanish readers, GUI will
sound as the “gi” in gift. The “u” strengthens the “g” and has no “u” sound.
GUE in GUEFEN would sound as the “ge” in get. And GUEFEN would be
pronounced GEFEN or GEFFEN, two of the variants Sophy mentions.

Hope this helps and is not confusing!

Carlos GLIKSON
Buenos Aires, Argentina
e-Mail cglikson@iname.com

Searching for

GLIKSON, GLICKSON, GLUCKSOHN, GLUECKSOHN (Suwalki, Marijampole, Augustow,
Sejny,Sopotkin,Koenigsberg)
ALPEROVICH, ALPEROWICZ (Kremenchug, Vilnius)
POKROISKY, POKROJSKI, POKROY (Suwalki, Seirijai)
HOLLANDERSKY, HOLLENDERSKI, HOLLANDER (Suwalki, Seirijai, Lomza)
TARNOPOLSKY, TARNOPOL (Kremenchug, Kharkov)
FELCHINSKY (Kremenchug, Vilnius), KARP (Grodno), GOLUMBIEWSKY, GOLOMB (?),
KRASNAPOLSKY (?)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Ciechanow Yizkor book translation project #general

Harriet Brown <hnbrown@...>
 

Greetings fellow researchers,

It is my great pleasure to announce that the Ciechanow Yizkor book
translation project is now under way!

Ciechanow, Poland, is located some 75 kilometers north-northwest of Warsaw,
at coordinates 5253/2037. The city had a Jewish population >from about 1569,
and in 1939 had upward of 2,000 Jewish residents. Nearby towns include
Mlawa, Sochocin, Pultusk, and Raciaz.

I have agreed to coordinate what I hope will be an ongoing translation
project of the Ciechanow Yizkor book. The necrology >from the book has been
translated already, and will shortly be online through JewishGen's Yizkor
book project. Now we are ready to begin the next phase: translating the
table of contents and identifying the first sections to be translated.

This dream will only come true with lots of help-your help. If you are
comfortable translating >from Yiddish to English and are willing to donate
some of your time and skills on this project, please contact me at
hnbrown@globaldialog.com

For those who can't translate, please consider making a generous donation
to the Ciechanow fund through JewishGen's Yizkor Book project. JewishGen is
a 501(c)(3) corporation, and donations are tax-deductible to the extent
allowed by law. You can make a donation to the Ciechanow Yizkor book
project at http://www.JewishGen.org/JewishGen-erosity/YizkorTrans.html;
scroll down to Ciechanow.

If you'd like to help in any way, please contact me. Together we can begin
the process of translating the Ciechanow Yizkor book and making it
available to all.

--Harriet Brown
Madison, WI
hnbrown@globaldialog.com


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Re: looking for Guifan, Guefen, Gefen, Geffen and Yaroshevsky #ukraine

Carlos Glikson
 

Sofia Marta GUIFAN is looking for GUIFAN, GUEFEN, GEFEN, GEFFEN and
YAROSHEVSKY. Just a few lines to mention that the “U” in GUI and GUE - as
read in Spanish - is a “mute” letter.

So if the GUIFAN surname is read or written by Spanish readers, GUI will
sound as the “gi” in gift. The “u” strengthens the “g” and has no “u” sound.
GUE in GUEFEN would sound as the “ge” in get. And GUEFEN would be
pronounced GEFEN or GEFFEN, two of the variants Sophy mentions.

Hope this helps and is not confusing!

Carlos GLIKSON
Buenos Aires, Argentina
e-Mail cglikson@iname.com

Searching for

GLIKSON, GLICKSON, GLUCKSOHN, GLUECKSOHN (Suwalki, Marijampole, Augustow,
Sejny,Sopotkin,Koenigsberg)
ALPEROVICH, ALPEROWICZ (Kremenchug, Vilnius)
POKROISKY, POKROJSKI, POKROY (Suwalki, Seirijai)
HOLLANDERSKY, HOLLENDERSKI, HOLLANDER (Suwalki, Seirijai, Lomza)
TARNOPOLSKY, TARNOPOL (Kremenchug, Kharkov)
FELCHINSKY (Kremenchug, Vilnius), KARP (Grodno), GOLUMBIEWSKY, GOLOMB (?),
KRASNAPOLSKY (?)


KATZ, SEGAL, MOISHE, LEGLER, Piatra Neamt --ViewMate #general

Sheridan Kern <SheridanSquare@...>
 

I have uploaded to ViewMate the first of a group of postcards from
1908-1912--most >from Piatra Neamt, Romania & towns nearby. It includes a
rough translation, and refers to Avrum Katz (my g-grandfather), Segal Oil
Factory, Issac Moishe, Paul Legler and Sol Katz, my great uncle (family
used Cohen in the U.S.).
If you recognize any of these names, I will gladly give you a copy of the
card. The front is a photo of NYC's financial district at the start of the
20th century.
I would also appreciate a verification of the translation. The language is
Romanian.
The ViewMate file is VM515 at--
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/source/vm515.html
Please respond to me privately at the e-mail address below.
Thank you all.
Sheri Kern
NYC
SheridanSquare@sprintmail.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen KATZ, SEGAL, MOISHE, LEGLER, Piatra Neamt --ViewMate #general

Sheridan Kern <SheridanSquare@...>
 

I have uploaded to ViewMate the first of a group of postcards from
1908-1912--most >from Piatra Neamt, Romania & towns nearby. It includes a
rough translation, and refers to Avrum Katz (my g-grandfather), Segal Oil
Factory, Issac Moishe, Paul Legler and Sol Katz, my great uncle (family
used Cohen in the U.S.).
If you recognize any of these names, I will gladly give you a copy of the
card. The front is a photo of NYC's financial district at the start of the
20th century.
I would also appreciate a verification of the translation. The language is
Romanian.
The ViewMate file is VM515 at--
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/source/vm515.html
Please respond to me privately at the e-mail address below.
Thank you all.
Sheri Kern
NYC
SheridanSquare@sprintmail.com


SefardSIG: Revised name and URL #lithuania

koosh@...
 

Responding to the wishes of Sefard Forum subscribers, both the name and URL
address of the SephardicSIG has been changed. Please update your address
books and links accordingly.

-OLD-
SephardicSIG
http://www.jewishgen.org/sephardicsig/

-NEW-
SefardSIG: Sephardic Genealogy at JewishGen
http://www.jewishgen.org/sefardsig/

--
Jeff Malka, Webmaster,
SefardSIG: Sephardic Genealogy at JewishGen
malkajef@orthohelp.com

Bernard Kouchel, List Manager,
Sefard Forum: E-mail Discussion Group For Researchers Of Sephardic Genealogy
bkouchel@jewishgen.org
http://www.jewishgen.org/infofiles/SefardForum.htm


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania SefardSIG: Revised name and URL #lithuania

koosh@...
 

Responding to the wishes of Sefard Forum subscribers, both the name and URL
address of the SephardicSIG has been changed. Please update your address
books and links accordingly.

-OLD-
SephardicSIG
http://www.jewishgen.org/sephardicsig/

-NEW-
SefardSIG: Sephardic Genealogy at JewishGen
http://www.jewishgen.org/sefardsig/

--
Jeff Malka, Webmaster,
SefardSIG: Sephardic Genealogy at JewishGen
malkajef@orthohelp.com

Bernard Kouchel, List Manager,
Sefard Forum: E-mail Discussion Group For Researchers Of Sephardic Genealogy
bkouchel@jewishgen.org
http://www.jewishgen.org/infofiles/SefardForum.htm


Searching RIVOLOV, RIVALOFF, RIVALOV #general

Steven Schwartz <SSchwartz@...>
 

My grandmother, Miriam Golda (HANDELBERG) NARODETSKY came to the US in 1921
from Rovno (Volhynia) in what was then Russia and what is now The Ukraine.
She came with her cousin Rose, whose husband, Menachem RIVOLOV (or RIVALOFF
or RIVALOV) had preceded her in coming to the US to establish himself. He
is said to have been an editor for the Jewish World newspaper. The Rivolovs
had a son, Uralah (Uri?) who was born within a few years of 1920 (+/-) and
who is thought to have predeceased his mother, Rose. I will appreciate any
information that anyone can offer.

Steve Schwartz,
Dover, Delaware USA
SSchwartz@EZOL.com

Also searching:
HAUPTMAN, of Drohobych in Eastern Galicia, now Western Ukraine; KIMELHEIM,
of Drohobych (Galicia / now Ukraine) and >from Budapest, Hungary.
NARODETSKY, of Rovno in Volhynia District, Ukraine (and >from Kiev).
HENDELBERG or HANDELBERG, of Annopol (near Rovno) in Volhynia District,
Ukraine. FISCHER, of Budapest (or Grosbedan or Yanashee), Hungary.
SCHWARTZ, of Vienna, Austria; Nagy Totfalu, Hungary; and Mateszalka, Hung.


Change in ViewMate ToView Section #lithuania

koosh@...
 

This is to announce a CHANGE for the ViewMate ToView Section
(http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/toview.html)

The layout of this section has been changed. This is a TEST to see
if the new interface will provide faster and easier navigation to
users.

If you are a regular visitor to ViewMate site - I would encourage you
to visit - and provide FEEDBACK on the change.

It would be helpful to know if the TEST ToView section is:

- easier to navigate

- faster

Other comments about the ViewMate site and the TEST ToView section
would also be appreciated.

Send your feedback to mailto:josef@jaherz.com

Thank you.

Josef Herz
ViewMate Admin

--
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Josef Herz - Renton, WA

Doing research on: HERZ, SIGAL/SEGAL, SCHAMER, LEIBER
in Lvov/Lwow/Lemberg, Kristinopol/Chervonograd, Stoyanov/Stiyanev, Sokal


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching RIVOLOV, RIVALOFF, RIVALOV #general

Steven Schwartz <SSchwartz@...>
 

My grandmother, Miriam Golda (HANDELBERG) NARODETSKY came to the US in 1921
from Rovno (Volhynia) in what was then Russia and what is now The Ukraine.
She came with her cousin Rose, whose husband, Menachem RIVOLOV (or RIVALOFF
or RIVALOV) had preceded her in coming to the US to establish himself. He
is said to have been an editor for the Jewish World newspaper. The Rivolovs
had a son, Uralah (Uri?) who was born within a few years of 1920 (+/-) and
who is thought to have predeceased his mother, Rose. I will appreciate any
information that anyone can offer.

Steve Schwartz,
Dover, Delaware USA
SSchwartz@EZOL.com

Also searching:
HAUPTMAN, of Drohobych in Eastern Galicia, now Western Ukraine; KIMELHEIM,
of Drohobych (Galicia / now Ukraine) and >from Budapest, Hungary.
NARODETSKY, of Rovno in Volhynia District, Ukraine (and >from Kiev).
HENDELBERG or HANDELBERG, of Annopol (near Rovno) in Volhynia District,
Ukraine. FISCHER, of Budapest (or Grosbedan or Yanashee), Hungary.
SCHWARTZ, of Vienna, Austria; Nagy Totfalu, Hungary; and Mateszalka, Hung.


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Change in ViewMate ToView Section #lithuania

koosh@...
 

This is to announce a CHANGE for the ViewMate ToView Section
(http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/toview.html)

The layout of this section has been changed. This is a TEST to see
if the new interface will provide faster and easier navigation to
users.

If you are a regular visitor to ViewMate site - I would encourage you
to visit - and provide FEEDBACK on the change.

It would be helpful to know if the TEST ToView section is:

- easier to navigate

- faster

Other comments about the ViewMate site and the TEST ToView section
would also be appreciated.

Send your feedback to mailto:josef@jaherz.com

Thank you.

Josef Herz
ViewMate Admin

--
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Josef Herz - Renton, WA

Doing research on: HERZ, SIGAL/SEGAL, SCHAMER, LEIBER
in Lvov/Lwow/Lemberg, Kristinopol/Chervonograd, Stoyanov/Stiyanev, Sokal


Lookup in Cordoba, Argentina #general

Heshel Teitelbaum <ar844@...>
 

Could anybody with access to telephone directories in Argentina please
look up Adolfo or Jaime AJBESZYC / AIBESZYC living in Cordoba, Argentina?
Thanks.
An Internet search was not fruitful.

Heshel Teitelbaum
Ottawa, Canada


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Lookup in Cordoba, Argentina #general

Heshel Teitelbaum <ar844@...>
 

Could anybody with access to telephone directories in Argentina please
look up Adolfo or Jaime AJBESZYC / AIBESZYC living in Cordoba, Argentina?
Thanks.
An Internet search was not fruitful.

Heshel Teitelbaum
Ottawa, Canada