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JRI-Poland announces the 'Great Galician Indexing Race' #general

Stanley Diamond
 

Galician researchers have been waiting for news of the next phase
of the Jewish Records Indexing - Poland / AGAD Archives project.
JRI-Poland is pleased to make that announcement now but it may
not be what you were expecting!

With the enthusiastic support of the AGAD Archives branch
of the Polish State Archives, JRI-Poland is launching a unique
competition, the 'Great Galician Indexing Race.'

First, some background:

There are 2010 Jewish vital record registers for 90 towns in the
AGAD Archives. The indexing of the records for the eleven towns
in Phase 1 (Tarnopol Area) is expected to be complete by the
end of April 2001.

Please note that these 90 towns include 87 towns in Eastern Galicia
(curently Ukraine), three Galician towns currently in Poland
(Lubycza Krolewska, Oleszyce, and Wielkie Oczy) and one Ukrainian
town outside of the Galician borders (Torchin).

Initially, the plan was to index the records on an area by area
basis. However, many researchers have approached
JRI-Poland with a specific interest in one or more towns and
some have volunteered to become Town Leaders, to lead the
project to index their town's records.

In addition, past experience indicates that there will be towns
for which there will be fewer researchers to support the indexing
efforts, and therefore, under 'area by area' indexing, these
ecords would be left hanging, perhaps for an extended time.

Then, early in January it was learned that AGAD had taken
possession of 65 additional registers (>from the Warsaw Civil
Records Office.) Not only are there later records for 39 towns
(see updated table of available records), but for the first time,
there are records for the towns of Zavalov (Zawalow) and
Ivano Frankovo (Janow). Under the area by area plan,
indexing of new registers for completed areas could be
indefinitely delayed.

As a result, JRI-Poland sought to develop a system to
simplify and expedite the entire AGAD archives project -
the 'Great Galician Indexing Race.'

The goal of the Great Galician Indexing Competition is to
challenge researchers to ensure that their town's records
are indexed as soon as possible.

It's simple... the race is to get your town on the indexing
schedule. Your town will be added as soon as a certain goal
has been reached.

Full details of the project - and how you can help achieve
this goal -- are available on the Jewish Records Indexing -
Poland web site at: www.jewishgen.org/jri-pl/
Click on the rotating "new" icon "Indexing Galician Records..."

The AGAD Archives is participating by preparing inventories
as quickly as possible. As of March 5th, inventories have
been completed for 33 of the 90 towns (includes the 11 towns
in Area 1 - Tarnopol) and the years and the number of records
available for indexing is detailed on the JRI-Poland web site at:
http://www.jewishgen.org/jri-pl/galicia/index.htm

JRI-Poland is pleased to announce that Mark Halpern, Archive
Coordinator for the initial AGAD project (Tarnopol area #1) has
agreed to take on the major task of coordinating the Phase 2
"Great Galician Indexing Race."

If you want to help JRI-Poland get the records for your town
indexed, read all about the role of Town Leader at:
< http://www.jewishgen.org/JRI-PL/psa/psastat.htm>
and then contact Mark Halpern at Willie46@aol.com.
Your name and email address will be inserted beside the
Town Name in the table linked to the AGAD Archives page
on the JRI-Poland web site: www.jewishgen.org/jri-pl/agad

To stay up to do date on the AGAD project for Galician
records as well as the indexing of records >from towns in
current-day Poland, subscribe to the Jewish Records
Indexing - Poland mailing list at:
http://www.jewishgen.org/jri-pl/join.htm

Jewish Records Indexing - Poland is an independent non-profit
501(c)(3) U.S. organization and is hosted by JewishGen.

Stanley Diamond
Project Coordinator, Jewish Records Indexing - Poland


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JRI-Poland announces the 'Great Galician Indexing Race' #general

Stanley Diamond
 

Galician researchers have been waiting for news of the next phase
of the Jewish Records Indexing - Poland / AGAD Archives project.
JRI-Poland is pleased to make that announcement now but it may
not be what you were expecting!

With the enthusiastic support of the AGAD Archives branch
of the Polish State Archives, JRI-Poland is launching a unique
competition, the 'Great Galician Indexing Race.'

First, some background:

There are 2010 Jewish vital record registers for 90 towns in the
AGAD Archives. The indexing of the records for the eleven towns
in Phase 1 (Tarnopol Area) is expected to be complete by the
end of April 2001.

Please note that these 90 towns include 87 towns in Eastern Galicia
(curently Ukraine), three Galician towns currently in Poland
(Lubycza Krolewska, Oleszyce, and Wielkie Oczy) and one Ukrainian
town outside of the Galician borders (Torchin).

Initially, the plan was to index the records on an area by area
basis. However, many researchers have approached
JRI-Poland with a specific interest in one or more towns and
some have volunteered to become Town Leaders, to lead the
project to index their town's records.

In addition, past experience indicates that there will be towns
for which there will be fewer researchers to support the indexing
efforts, and therefore, under 'area by area' indexing, these
ecords would be left hanging, perhaps for an extended time.

Then, early in January it was learned that AGAD had taken
possession of 65 additional registers (>from the Warsaw Civil
Records Office.) Not only are there later records for 39 towns
(see updated table of available records), but for the first time,
there are records for the towns of Zavalov (Zawalow) and
Ivano Frankovo (Janow). Under the area by area plan,
indexing of new registers for completed areas could be
indefinitely delayed.

As a result, JRI-Poland sought to develop a system to
simplify and expedite the entire AGAD archives project -
the 'Great Galician Indexing Race.'

The goal of the Great Galician Indexing Competition is to
challenge researchers to ensure that their town's records
are indexed as soon as possible.

It's simple... the race is to get your town on the indexing
schedule. Your town will be added as soon as a certain goal
has been reached.

Full details of the project - and how you can help achieve
this goal -- are available on the Jewish Records Indexing -
Poland web site at: www.jewishgen.org/jri-pl/
Click on the rotating "new" icon "Indexing Galician Records..."

The AGAD Archives is participating by preparing inventories
as quickly as possible. As of March 5th, inventories have
been completed for 33 of the 90 towns (includes the 11 towns
in Area 1 - Tarnopol) and the years and the number of records
available for indexing is detailed on the JRI-Poland web site at:
http://www.jewishgen.org/jri-pl/galicia/index.htm

JRI-Poland is pleased to announce that Mark Halpern, Archive
Coordinator for the initial AGAD project (Tarnopol area #1) has
agreed to take on the major task of coordinating the Phase 2
"Great Galician Indexing Race."

If you want to help JRI-Poland get the records for your town
indexed, read all about the role of Town Leader at:
< http://www.jewishgen.org/JRI-PL/psa/psastat.htm>
and then contact Mark Halpern at Willie46@aol.com.
Your name and email address will be inserted beside the
Town Name in the table linked to the AGAD Archives page
on the JRI-Poland web site: www.jewishgen.org/jri-pl/agad

To stay up to do date on the AGAD project for Galician
records as well as the indexing of records >from towns in
current-day Poland, subscribe to the Jewish Records
Indexing - Poland mailing list at:
http://www.jewishgen.org/jri-pl/join.htm

Jewish Records Indexing - Poland is an independent non-profit
501(c)(3) U.S. organization and is hosted by JewishGen.

Stanley Diamond
Project Coordinator, Jewish Records Indexing - Poland


Russian-Jewish Given Names #ukraine

POP User <sman@...>
 

Hi
Does anyone have a copy of the book Russian-Jewish Given Names
by Feldblyum who would be willing to do a quick and easy lookup

If so, please contact me privately.

Thanks
Scott Noar
sman@uscom.com


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Russian-Jewish Given Names #ukraine

POP User <sman@...>
 

Hi
Does anyone have a copy of the book Russian-Jewish Given Names
by Feldblyum who would be willing to do a quick and easy lookup

If so, please contact me privately.

Thanks
Scott Noar
sman@uscom.com


"Neighbors , the destruction of a Jewish Community" now- available #yiddish

Carol Skydell <cskydell@...>
 

The book you've been hearing about, reading about, talking about
....originally published in Polish, soon to be released in English, is now
available on the JewishGenMALL at a discounted pre-publication price of
$18.95 plus shipping and handling.

Jan Gross' "Neighbors", is the chilling tale of one summer day in 1941
when half the Polish town of Jedwabne murdered the other half. 1,600
Jewish men, women and children murdered not by the Nazis as many believed,
(and as many would have the world continue to believe) but by their Polish
neighbors who destroyed all but seven of the town's Jews.

The author puts together a shocking and brutal story >from eyewitness
accounts remembered well by locals but forgotten by history. His
investigation reads like a detective story, putting truth to the often told
lie.

"Neighbors, the Destruction of the Jewish Community in Jedwabne" will be
available in April, but because of expected interest the JewishGenMALL is
accepting advance orders.

Please visit http://www.jewishgen.org/jewishgenmall/ and find "Neighbors"
easily by clicking on the New Items button. If you click on the title you
can read more about the book, and if you are ready to place your order
click on the Add button to put it into your shopping cart.

If this is your first time purchasing something >from the Jewishgenmall, the
program will take you through setting up an account. Do not be fearful
about accepting a cookie on your browser, it merely is there so the next
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button.

You don't need to limit your purchase to the recommendation above....take
your time.....browse the bookstore and all the other sales sections. In
case you haven't yet purchased gifts for the kids, grandkids,
greatgrandkids anybody ?
be sure to look over the Passover specials.

All purchases help JewishGen's Operations budget and we thank you in
advance for shopping with us.

Carol

Carol Skydell, Jewishgen Operations


Yiddish Theatre and Vadeville #YiddishTheatre "Neighbors , the destruction of a Jewish Community" now- available #yiddish

Carol Skydell <cskydell@...>
 

The book you've been hearing about, reading about, talking about
....originally published in Polish, soon to be released in English, is now
available on the JewishGenMALL at a discounted pre-publication price of
$18.95 plus shipping and handling.

Jan Gross' "Neighbors", is the chilling tale of one summer day in 1941
when half the Polish town of Jedwabne murdered the other half. 1,600
Jewish men, women and children murdered not by the Nazis as many believed,
(and as many would have the world continue to believe) but by their Polish
neighbors who destroyed all but seven of the town's Jews.

The author puts together a shocking and brutal story >from eyewitness
accounts remembered well by locals but forgotten by history. His
investigation reads like a detective story, putting truth to the often told
lie.

"Neighbors, the Destruction of the Jewish Community in Jedwabne" will be
available in April, but because of expected interest the JewishGenMALL is
accepting advance orders.

Please visit http://www.jewishgen.org/jewishgenmall/ and find "Neighbors"
easily by clicking on the New Items button. If you click on the title you
can read more about the book, and if you are ready to place your order
click on the Add button to put it into your shopping cart.

If this is your first time purchasing something >from the Jewishgenmall, the
program will take you through setting up an account. Do not be fearful
about accepting a cookie on your browser, it merely is there so the next
time you visit you don't have to go through setting up your personal
account all over again.

If you have any difficulties, or questions, please click the Contact Us
button.

You don't need to limit your purchase to the recommendation above....take
your time.....browse the bookstore and all the other sales sections. In
case you haven't yet purchased gifts for the kids, grandkids,
greatgrandkids anybody ?
be sure to look over the Passover specials.

All purchases help JewishGen's Operations budget and we thank you in
advance for shopping with us.

Carol

Carol Skydell, Jewishgen Operations


"Neighbors , the destruction of a Jewish Community" now- available #lithuania

Carol Skydell <cskydell@...>
 

The book you've been hearing about, reading about, talking about
....originally published in Polish, soon to be released in English, is now
available on the JewishGenMALL at a discounted pre-publication price of
$18.95 plus shipping and handling.

Jan Gross' "Neighbors", is the chilling tale of one summer day in 1941
when half the Polish town of Jedwabne murdered the other half. 1,600
Jewish men, women and children murdered not by the Nazis as many believed,
(and as many would have the world continue to believe) but by their Polish
neighbors who destroyed all but seven of the town's Jews.

The author puts together a shocking and brutal story >from eyewitness
accounts remembered well by locals but forgotten by history. His
investigation reads like a detective story, putting truth to the often told
lie.

"Neighbors, the Destruction of the Jewish Community in Jedwabne" will be
available in April, but because of expected interest the JewishGenMALL is
accepting advance orders.

Please visit http://www.jewishgen.org/jewishgenmall/ and find "Neighbors"
easily by clicking on the New Items button. If you click on the title you
can read more about the book, and if you are ready to place your order
click on the Add button to put it into your shopping cart.

If this is your first time purchasing something >from the Jewishgenmall, the
program will take you through setting up an account. Do not be fearful
about accepting a cookie on your browser, it merely is there so the next
time you visit you don't have to go through setting up your personal
account all over again.

If you have any difficulties, or questions, please click the Contact Us
button.

You don't need to limit your purchase to the recommendation above....take
your time.....browse the bookstore and all the other sales sections. In
case you haven't yet purchased gifts for the kids, grandkids,
greatgrandkids anybody ?
be sure to look over the Passover specials.

All purchases help JewishGen's Operations budget and we thank you in
advance for shopping with us.

Carol

Carol Skydell, Jewishgen Operations


Keidan Jews #Keidan #Lithuania "Neighbors , the destruction of a Jewish Community" now- available #lithuania

Carol Skydell <cskydell@...>
 

The book you've been hearing about, reading about, talking about
....originally published in Polish, soon to be released in English, is now
available on the JewishGenMALL at a discounted pre-publication price of
$18.95 plus shipping and handling.

Jan Gross' "Neighbors", is the chilling tale of one summer day in 1941
when half the Polish town of Jedwabne murdered the other half. 1,600
Jewish men, women and children murdered not by the Nazis as many believed,
(and as many would have the world continue to believe) but by their Polish
neighbors who destroyed all but seven of the town's Jews.

The author puts together a shocking and brutal story >from eyewitness
accounts remembered well by locals but forgotten by history. His
investigation reads like a detective story, putting truth to the often told
lie.

"Neighbors, the Destruction of the Jewish Community in Jedwabne" will be
available in April, but because of expected interest the JewishGenMALL is
accepting advance orders.

Please visit http://www.jewishgen.org/jewishgenmall/ and find "Neighbors"
easily by clicking on the New Items button. If you click on the title you
can read more about the book, and if you are ready to place your order
click on the Add button to put it into your shopping cart.

If this is your first time purchasing something >from the Jewishgenmall, the
program will take you through setting up an account. Do not be fearful
about accepting a cookie on your browser, it merely is there so the next
time you visit you don't have to go through setting up your personal
account all over again.

If you have any difficulties, or questions, please click the Contact Us
button.

You don't need to limit your purchase to the recommendation above....take
your time.....browse the bookstore and all the other sales sections. In
case you haven't yet purchased gifts for the kids, grandkids,
greatgrandkids anybody ?
be sure to look over the Passover specials.

All purchases help JewishGen's Operations budget and we thank you in
advance for shopping with us.

Carol

Carol Skydell, Jewishgen Operations


Oshpecin/0siecin-yizkor book #general

Carmi Opler <boazop@...>
 

Hi all,
Can anyone help me where can I find the new Yizkor book of Osiecin?
Thank you
Iseec Opler

MODERATOR NOTE: The JewishGen Yizkor Book Project has almost
250 translations on its web site. The list can be views at
<http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/translations.html>.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Oshpecin/0siecin-yizkor book #general

Carmi Opler <boazop@...>
 

Hi all,
Can anyone help me where can I find the new Yizkor book of Osiecin?
Thank you
Iseec Opler

MODERATOR NOTE: The JewishGen Yizkor Book Project has almost
250 translations on its web site. The list can be views at
<http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/translations.html>.


New Family Branch: Aliza WEINER + Baruch CAPLAN #latvia

Judith27
 

EPITHALAMION 2001/5761

Truly love's as easy as A, B, C.
Aliza (Weiner) and Baruch Caplan ~
Kind Kallah and handsome Hassan to be ~
will wed March twenty-second, per God's plan.

All their many dear kith and kin world-wide
are cordially invited to attend
as the Ketubah's read, a tie sanctified
and glad families, 'neath the Chuppah blend.

Now's HaKol Sharir v'Kayam! Hurrah!
As the wise Hebrew adage testifies
Shenichnas Adar Marbim b'Simcha
When Adar arrives, joy sure multiplies.

How will the novel of their lives unfold
as they create a Torah-true household?!?!?

~~ Shulamith Surnamer 3/7/01

Dear LitvakSIGdom,
Since the groom-to-be, Baruch Caplan, is my son, for the CAPLAN or
really the
CAPLAN-KLOMPUS-NACHUMOVITZ-LEPAR-BERMAN+LANGER-WEBER-BALINKY-SURNAMER side,
I happily have sufficient data on those lines. It's starting on the
genealogy of the bride's side, the WEINER-HIRSCH +LEVINE-FEINSTEIN families
that I would appreciate assistance with!!
My starting clues:
Fred LEVINE married Jean FEINSTEIN and had two daughters, Sandra and Judith.
They lived in the Bronx.
Fred had a sister Cecilia, and a mother named Annie (possibly with a maiden
name of BLUM).

Elias (Eliyahu) WEINER married Martha HIRSCH and they had two children, Moti
(Mordechai) and Miriam. The family lived in Cluj, Romania, and then moved to
Israel. The WEINER family may have originally been >from Poland.
Todah Rabah in advance for all clues, leads, and suggestions.
Happy Purim!!
Judi Langer-Surnamer Caplan <judith27@aol.com>
Long Beach, NY

Moderator Note: Mazeltov to all.
May you have a wonderful simcha.


Latvia SIG #Latvia New Family Branch: Aliza WEINER + Baruch CAPLAN #latvia

Judith27
 

EPITHALAMION 2001/5761

Truly love's as easy as A, B, C.
Aliza (Weiner) and Baruch Caplan ~
Kind Kallah and handsome Hassan to be ~
will wed March twenty-second, per God's plan.

All their many dear kith and kin world-wide
are cordially invited to attend
as the Ketubah's read, a tie sanctified
and glad families, 'neath the Chuppah blend.

Now's HaKol Sharir v'Kayam! Hurrah!
As the wise Hebrew adage testifies
Shenichnas Adar Marbim b'Simcha
When Adar arrives, joy sure multiplies.

How will the novel of their lives unfold
as they create a Torah-true household?!?!?

~~ Shulamith Surnamer 3/7/01

Dear LitvakSIGdom,
Since the groom-to-be, Baruch Caplan, is my son, for the CAPLAN or
really the
CAPLAN-KLOMPUS-NACHUMOVITZ-LEPAR-BERMAN+LANGER-WEBER-BALINKY-SURNAMER side,
I happily have sufficient data on those lines. It's starting on the
genealogy of the bride's side, the WEINER-HIRSCH +LEVINE-FEINSTEIN families
that I would appreciate assistance with!!
My starting clues:
Fred LEVINE married Jean FEINSTEIN and had two daughters, Sandra and Judith.
They lived in the Bronx.
Fred had a sister Cecilia, and a mother named Annie (possibly with a maiden
name of BLUM).

Elias (Eliyahu) WEINER married Martha HIRSCH and they had two children, Moti
(Mordechai) and Miriam. The family lived in Cluj, Romania, and then moved to
Israel. The WEINER family may have originally been >from Poland.
Todah Rabah in advance for all clues, leads, and suggestions.
Happy Purim!!
Judi Langer-Surnamer Caplan <judith27@aol.com>
Long Beach, NY

Moderator Note: Mazeltov to all.
May you have a wonderful simcha.


Article on Herman SPERTUS #general

steven weiss <szome@...>
 

The current issue of "Chicago Jewish News" has a remarkable article on
Herman SPERTUS who is celebrating his 100th birthday on March 10, 2001.
Mr. Spertus is an outstanding philanthropist and famous collector of
Judaica. Mr. Spertus was born in Lubech, Ukraine and moved with his family
to Chernigov after the Russian revolution. The article describes in
detail the harrowing escape >from Russia which Herman and his brother
Maurice made in 1922.

I recommend this article to all Jewish genealogists. It can be read
online at:
http://www.chijewishnews.com/cover.jsp#1239

Steven Weiss
Chicago


TZIMMERMAN/Khoschevato--MYASKOFZY/Peschana #general

Hyla Fox <gohyla@...>
 

I am looking for information on the TZIMMERMAN family who lived in
Khoschevato, in the Podolia Gubernia, Kirovograd Oblast, in the Ukraine
from about 1880 to approximately 1920, although a few may have
survivied there until the l970s. Family lore has it that at least two
Tzimmerman men were Rabbis. A descendant, also a Rabbi, is thought to
have moved to British Columbia. I'm looking for any info--including
photographs of the village/shops/people/buildings-- or any of the family
members.

Also, looking for MYASKOFZY family members, >from Peschana, Ukraine,
Vinnitsa Oblast, 1880s to about 1920s. Any information on these
families would be most appreciated. Of course, I'm only to happy to
share my material.

Hyla Fox, descendant of both families.

MODERATOR NOTE: The best way to make connections with others
searching the same surnames and/or ancestral towns is to register
your names and towns in the Jewish Genealogy Family Finder (JGFF)
at <http://www.jewishgen.org/jgff/jgffweb.htm>.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Article on Herman SPERTUS #general

steven weiss <szome@...>
 

The current issue of "Chicago Jewish News" has a remarkable article on
Herman SPERTUS who is celebrating his 100th birthday on March 10, 2001.
Mr. Spertus is an outstanding philanthropist and famous collector of
Judaica. Mr. Spertus was born in Lubech, Ukraine and moved with his family
to Chernigov after the Russian revolution. The article describes in
detail the harrowing escape >from Russia which Herman and his brother
Maurice made in 1922.

I recommend this article to all Jewish genealogists. It can be read
online at:
http://www.chijewishnews.com/cover.jsp#1239

Steven Weiss
Chicago


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen TZIMMERMAN/Khoschevato--MYASKOFZY/Peschana #general

Hyla Fox <gohyla@...>
 

I am looking for information on the TZIMMERMAN family who lived in
Khoschevato, in the Podolia Gubernia, Kirovograd Oblast, in the Ukraine
from about 1880 to approximately 1920, although a few may have
survivied there until the l970s. Family lore has it that at least two
Tzimmerman men were Rabbis. A descendant, also a Rabbi, is thought to
have moved to British Columbia. I'm looking for any info--including
photographs of the village/shops/people/buildings-- or any of the family
members.

Also, looking for MYASKOFZY family members, >from Peschana, Ukraine,
Vinnitsa Oblast, 1880s to about 1920s. Any information on these
families would be most appreciated. Of course, I'm only to happy to
share my material.

Hyla Fox, descendant of both families.

MODERATOR NOTE: The best way to make connections with others
searching the same surnames and/or ancestral towns is to register
your names and towns in the Jewish Genealogy Family Finder (JGFF)
at <http://www.jewishgen.org/jgff/jgffweb.htm>.


395 Geogia Ave., Brooklyn, NY #general

Eric Wickberg <ericw@...>
 

I believe my relatives owned this building during the late 1800's and
through at least 1922. Can anyone tell me what type of building it was
and where I would go to get records of ownership or use.

Eric Wickberg
ericw@intergate.ca


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen 395 Geogia Ave., Brooklyn, NY #general

Eric Wickberg <ericw@...>
 

I believe my relatives owned this building during the late 1800's and
through at least 1922. Can anyone tell me what type of building it was
and where I would go to get records of ownership or use.

Eric Wickberg
ericw@intergate.ca


Merchingen, Baden birth and marriage records extracted #general

Jeff Sugarman <sugarjf@...>
 

I have extracted the 567 births and 154 marriages >from the 1810-1869 Jewish
records of Merchingen, in northerm Baden. I'll be happy to share the list
or look up names for anyone who's interested.

Families with more that 20 births are: WESTHEIMER, ULLMAN, STRAUSS,
STAADECKER, ROSENFELD, ROHNHEIMER, HAAS, FLEISCHHACKER, FISCH, EMRICH
(EMMERICH)

Jeff Sugarman
Los Altos, California

MODERATOR NOTE: Please respond privately.


Looking for Information on San Francisco building #general

Eric Wickberg <ericw@...>
 

My Great Grandfather used to live at 1923 Ellis St., San Francisco and I'm
trying to find out if land records still exist for the period between 1895
and 1916 when he died (while living there). If so does any one know the
address or phone number I would use to contact the appropriate department
to get copies of the purchase and sale documents?

Eric Wickberg
ericw@intergate.ca