Date   

Thanks for Waismark Help #general

Joelle van den Berg-Lewkowicz <joellevandenberg@...>
 

My heartiest thank yous to all of you wonderful people who helped me
locate my cousin in Argentina!! I now have her address, telephone
number and email

Bless you all and a Happy New Year!!

Joelle Lewkowicz van den Berg
Kring van Dorth, Netherlands


ROSE Family in Ellenville, NY #general

Mike Fischer <miketran@...>
 

I was told that at one time, there was a large ROSE family living
in Ellenville, New York. In the white pages on the People Finder, I
find only 4 families. Does anyone know anything about this area
or any of the families that lived there.

Wilma Fischer
Passaic, N.J.

MODERATOR NOTE: Any personal information should be sent privately.


Bendet not surname #general

Chaim freedman
 

Henriette Moed Roth wrote:
Subject: Re: Researching BENDETSON >from "Fairstut ?

While researching my ancestors in the Yizkor Book, "Riteve: A
Jewish Shtetl in Lithuania," I have found a number of references to the
Bendet family, such as Rabbi Baruch Bendet and Yoel Bendet. Rabbi
Baruch Bendet was the rabbi in Riteve and head of the Rabbinic Court >in
1842. His son, Yoel Bendet, was a scholar who, in the latter part of
the 19th century gave scholarly Talmudic lessons in Riteve.
Rabbi Barukh Bendet and his son Yoel bore the surname GRAD. In this case
BENDET was a personal name and had nothing to do with a surname BENDET or
BENDETSON.

Chaim Freedman
Petah Tikvah, Israel
email: chaimjan@zahav.net.il


UZIEL from Wisilica #general

shimonoz
 

Hi!
I recently came across a name UZIEL Fible & his wife in Yizkor book of
Wislica.Until now I concentrated in Sephardic path now I ask from
Genners that can help in this matter.
Shimon Ouziel <shimonoz@inter.net.il>
Tel-Aviv,Israel


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Thanks for Waismark Help #general

Joelle van den Berg-Lewkowicz <joellevandenberg@...>
 

My heartiest thank yous to all of you wonderful people who helped me
locate my cousin in Argentina!! I now have her address, telephone
number and email

Bless you all and a Happy New Year!!

Joelle Lewkowicz van den Berg
Kring van Dorth, Netherlands


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen ROSE Family in Ellenville, NY #general

Mike Fischer <miketran@...>
 

I was told that at one time, there was a large ROSE family living
in Ellenville, New York. In the white pages on the People Finder, I
find only 4 families. Does anyone know anything about this area
or any of the families that lived there.

Wilma Fischer
Passaic, N.J.

MODERATOR NOTE: Any personal information should be sent privately.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Bendet not surname #general

Chaim freedman
 

Henriette Moed Roth wrote:
Subject: Re: Researching BENDETSON >from "Fairstut ?

While researching my ancestors in the Yizkor Book, "Riteve: A
Jewish Shtetl in Lithuania," I have found a number of references to the
Bendet family, such as Rabbi Baruch Bendet and Yoel Bendet. Rabbi
Baruch Bendet was the rabbi in Riteve and head of the Rabbinic Court >in
1842. His son, Yoel Bendet, was a scholar who, in the latter part of
the 19th century gave scholarly Talmudic lessons in Riteve.
Rabbi Barukh Bendet and his son Yoel bore the surname GRAD. In this case
BENDET was a personal name and had nothing to do with a surname BENDET or
BENDETSON.

Chaim Freedman
Petah Tikvah, Israel
email: chaimjan@zahav.net.il


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen UZIEL from Wisilica #general

shimonoz
 

Hi!
I recently came across a name UZIEL Fible & his wife in Yizkor book of
Wislica.Until now I concentrated in Sephardic path now I ask from
Genners that can help in this matter.
Shimon Ouziel <shimonoz@inter.net.il>
Tel-Aviv,Israel


Yizkor Book Update, December 2000/Year 2000 #galicia

Shelley K. Pollero <rkpollero@...>
 

Yizkor Book Update, December 2000 and Year 2000

As we enter 2001, it is the time to reflect on the accomplishments of
the Yizkor Book Project for the year, and they are considerable,
because of all the people who translated and donated material to us
and because of the dedicated volunteers on the html group under John
Berman.

We now have 255 entries and there were updates to 122 books during
the year. They are available at
http://www.JewishGen.org/yizkor/translations.html. One of our notable
achievements was announced last week--the Necrology Index at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/yizkor/. This project was
implemented by Ernie Fine, project manager, and his talented
volunteers; Michael Tobias, the JewishGen database guru; Warren
Blatt, who coordinated the myriad of technical details to get the
index online; and John Berman, who worked on the yizkor book
database. Another remarkable achievement, although invisible, is the
tune up that Michael Tobias has done on the yizkor book database.
Complex projects such as the necrology index are always a team effort
and we are indeed fortunate to have talented people working on these
projects.

New Entries for December 2000

-Galician Jewish Celebrities (check under Regions)
-Borislav, Ukraine
-Gorodek Jagiellonski, Ukraine
-Kobylnik, Belarus
-Wysockie-Mazowieckie, Poland
-Zareby Koscielne, Poland

Updates for December 2000

-Gorodets, Belarus
-Oswiecim, Poland
-Pochayev, Ukraine
-Pushelat, Lithuania
-Rokiskis, Lithuania
-Rozniatow, Ukraine
-Stawiski, Poland
-Tarnobrzeg, Poland

The list of yizkor book fundraising projects keeps growing. Please
consider a tax-deductible contribution to one or more of these
projects at
http://www.JewishGen.org/JewishGen-erosity/YizkorTrans.html

Bolekhov, Ukraine
Brzeziny, Poland
Buchach, Ukraine
Chelm, Poland
Czyzew, Poland
Dokshitsy, Belarus
Drogichin, Belarus
Gargzdai, Lithuania
Goniadz, Poland
Gorodenka, Ukraine
Gorodok, Ukraine
Grodno, Belarus
Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine
Kremenets, Ukraine
Krynki, Poland
Lancut, Poland
Maramures Region
Moravia
Przemysl, Poland
Pulawy, Poland
Rozhnyatov, Ukraine
Rzeszow, Poland
Sochaczew, Poland
Stawiski, Poland
Telekhany, Belarus
Wolbrom, Poland
Yedintsy, Moldova
Zgierz, Poland

We now are looking forward to another busy year. Our queue is long
but we are always accepting new translations. Please be sure to
check our web site at http://www.JewishGen.org/yizkor/translations.html
for new and updated entries.

Joyce Field
Yizkor Book Project Manager
jfield@jewishgen.org

Submitted by
Shelley Kellerman Pollero, Coordinator
Gesher Galicia
Severna Park, Maryland
rkpollero@starpower.net


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Yizkor Book Update, December 2000/Year 2000 #galicia

Shelley K. Pollero <rkpollero@...>
 

Yizkor Book Update, December 2000 and Year 2000

As we enter 2001, it is the time to reflect on the accomplishments of
the Yizkor Book Project for the year, and they are considerable,
because of all the people who translated and donated material to us
and because of the dedicated volunteers on the html group under John
Berman.

We now have 255 entries and there were updates to 122 books during
the year. They are available at
http://www.JewishGen.org/yizkor/translations.html. One of our notable
achievements was announced last week--the Necrology Index at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/yizkor/. This project was
implemented by Ernie Fine, project manager, and his talented
volunteers; Michael Tobias, the JewishGen database guru; Warren
Blatt, who coordinated the myriad of technical details to get the
index online; and John Berman, who worked on the yizkor book
database. Another remarkable achievement, although invisible, is the
tune up that Michael Tobias has done on the yizkor book database.
Complex projects such as the necrology index are always a team effort
and we are indeed fortunate to have talented people working on these
projects.

New Entries for December 2000

-Galician Jewish Celebrities (check under Regions)
-Borislav, Ukraine
-Gorodek Jagiellonski, Ukraine
-Kobylnik, Belarus
-Wysockie-Mazowieckie, Poland
-Zareby Koscielne, Poland

Updates for December 2000

-Gorodets, Belarus
-Oswiecim, Poland
-Pochayev, Ukraine
-Pushelat, Lithuania
-Rokiskis, Lithuania
-Rozniatow, Ukraine
-Stawiski, Poland
-Tarnobrzeg, Poland

The list of yizkor book fundraising projects keeps growing. Please
consider a tax-deductible contribution to one or more of these
projects at
http://www.JewishGen.org/JewishGen-erosity/YizkorTrans.html

Bolekhov, Ukraine
Brzeziny, Poland
Buchach, Ukraine
Chelm, Poland
Czyzew, Poland
Dokshitsy, Belarus
Drogichin, Belarus
Gargzdai, Lithuania
Goniadz, Poland
Gorodenka, Ukraine
Gorodok, Ukraine
Grodno, Belarus
Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine
Kremenets, Ukraine
Krynki, Poland
Lancut, Poland
Maramures Region
Moravia
Przemysl, Poland
Pulawy, Poland
Rozhnyatov, Ukraine
Rzeszow, Poland
Sochaczew, Poland
Stawiski, Poland
Telekhany, Belarus
Wolbrom, Poland
Yedintsy, Moldova
Zgierz, Poland

We now are looking forward to another busy year. Our queue is long
but we are always accepting new translations. Please be sure to
check our web site at http://www.JewishGen.org/yizkor/translations.html
for new and updated entries.

Joyce Field
Yizkor Book Project Manager
jfield@jewishgen.org

Submitted by
Shelley Kellerman Pollero, Coordinator
Gesher Galicia
Severna Park, Maryland
rkpollero@starpower.net


MENAKER from Radekhov, and EINSTENDIG from Sokolovka #galicia

Marit Menzin <mmenzin@...>
 

I am looking for holocaust survivors >from Radekhov, Poland, now Ukraine, and
from Sokolovka, Poland, now Ukraine. Here is my parents' data. My father's
name was Abraham David (David) MENAKER. He was born in 1912 in Radekhov,
Poland now Ukraine. His father's name was Shimon Michael, His mother's name
was Sara. He had a sister, Bluma and two brothers, Zalman and Yoshi. My
father came to Israel in 1935. He passed away 6 years ago.

My mother Sosha (Salka) EINSTENDIG was born in Sokolovka, Poland now
Ukraine. Her mother Mina was a widow >from World War I. Her father Wolf died
in this war. My mother had 3 brothers, Beresh, Laiser and Yankel and a
sister Hanna.

My parents came to Israel in 1935. Their efforts to find relatives who
survived the holocaust were not fruitful. My hope is there are survivors
from the above towns who recognize my family members names and share some
info.

Thanks,
Marit Menzin
Mailto: <mmenzin@erols.com>


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia MENAKER from Radekhov, and EINSTENDIG from Sokolovka #galicia

Marit Menzin <mmenzin@...>
 

I am looking for holocaust survivors >from Radekhov, Poland, now Ukraine, and
from Sokolovka, Poland, now Ukraine. Here is my parents' data. My father's
name was Abraham David (David) MENAKER. He was born in 1912 in Radekhov,
Poland now Ukraine. His father's name was Shimon Michael, His mother's name
was Sara. He had a sister, Bluma and two brothers, Zalman and Yoshi. My
father came to Israel in 1935. He passed away 6 years ago.

My mother Sosha (Salka) EINSTENDIG was born in Sokolovka, Poland now
Ukraine. Her mother Mina was a widow >from World War I. Her father Wolf died
in this war. My mother had 3 brothers, Beresh, Laiser and Yankel and a
sister Hanna.

My parents came to Israel in 1935. Their efforts to find relatives who
survived the holocaust were not fruitful. My hope is there are survivors
from the above towns who recognize my family members names and share some
info.

Thanks,
Marit Menzin
Mailto: <mmenzin@erols.com>


Re: Idaho -1908-1911 - family Reubens or Rubins #general

Deborah Sterling
 

What have you tried researching?
Jews in Idaho during that time period were often called "homesteaders" as
they were the first given land by the United States government. Just
today I was talking to the Bureau of Land Management Office in Montana
which possibly covers Idaha (I was ordering copies of land records for
relatives who were in North Dakota about 1907-19???'s. Have you tried
using switchboard.com looking for anyone with the same surname?
Best of luck, Deborah


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Idaho -1908-1911 - family Reubens or Rubins #general

Deborah Sterling
 

What have you tried researching?
Jews in Idaho during that time period were often called "homesteaders" as
they were the first given land by the United States government. Just
today I was talking to the Bureau of Land Management Office in Montana
which possibly covers Idaha (I was ordering copies of land records for
relatives who were in North Dakota about 1907-19???'s. Have you tried
using switchboard.com looking for anyone with the same surname?
Best of luck, Deborah


Tarnoruda & Family Name POSANER #galicia

Posaners <ben@...>
 

Dear Galicia SIG Members,

I am searching for any information about the shtetl, Tarnoruda.
I am also looking for any information/connections with a family called
POSANER.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Ben Posaner
ben@posaners.co.uk
Birmingham, UK


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Tarnoruda & Family Name POSANER #galicia

Posaners <ben@...>
 

Dear Galicia SIG Members,

I am searching for any information about the shtetl, Tarnoruda.
I am also looking for any information/connections with a family called
POSANER.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Ben Posaner
ben@posaners.co.uk
Birmingham, UK


JewishGen's 2001 Odyssey - A Look Forward into the New Millennium! #galicia

Shelley K. Pollero <rkpollero@...>
 

From: Susan E. King <susan.king@jewishgen.org
Subject: JewishGen's 2001 Odyssey - A Look Forward into the New
Millennium!-Second Edition <grin>

Because of an error the following message did not appear in its
entirety when it went out last night, nor did it appear in the index or
digest versions of the JewishGen Mailing List. Here's how it should have

looked to everyone! <grin>



The numbers are in... and by the looks of it... the year 2000 has
been another banner year for JewishGen, once again, no exception.

- Over 42,000 submitters in the JGFF and over 3.3 million
searches performed in 2000
- Over 1457 submitters to the Family Tree of the Jewish People
representing nearly 2,000,000 names
- Over 32,000 messages posted to JewishGen and the SIG and
Research Group mailing lists in the year 2000
- Over 36 million hits this past year to the JewishGen site with
an additional 5 million searches executed on nearly 5 million
records all powered by JewishGen's servers
- 255 Yizkor Book Translations Online up >from 155 this time last
year for a total of 100 new translations
- 422 ShtetLinks pages (up >from 319 last year) with nearly 1193
localities spoken for

Truely, an impressive set of statistics!

One has only to look at the accomplishments of this organization
over the last year to realize what can really happen when diverse

people >from all corners of this earth--numbering in the
thousands-- come together with a common mission and purpose,
participating and sharing in what we believe is one of the
largest grass roots efforts ever undertaken to preserve our
history for future generations.

And what's in store for 2001? Here are some highlights...

Data collection and indexing:

1) Through our ongoing partnerships with Yad Vashem and the
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum there are over 55 million
records awaiting us all.

2) Through JewishGen's OWBR Project, effort is well underway to
index and record millions of burials in Jewish cemeteries
throughout the world.

3) JewishGen is busily engaged in establishing and solidifying
contacts and partnerships with other organizations, institutions,
museums and with our counterparts currently living in the Eastern
European Jewish communities.

4) JewishGen has developed a plan for our database infrastructure
(All Country, All Topic, All Holocaust) which is going to take an
effort far beyond the capabilities of our current database team's
volunteer time. This means the pressing need for both full time
professional technical staff and volunteers with technical
skills.

5) JewishGen will be continuing to pursue avenues and costs for
implementing a document management and retrieval system to link
to our award winning website.

Education:

1) JewishGen has been recognized throughout the world for the
educational value of so many of our projects, including the
Yizkor Book Translation Project, ShtetLinks, ShtetlSchleppers, to
name a few. These projects are being expanded as we speak and we
look forward to everyone's participation.

2) We are developing a host of Youth Projects to educate the
younger generation and bring them into our grass roots efforts.
You'll be hearing a lot more on this throughout the new year.

3.) JewishGen has software to offer real time Chat Rooms where we
can hold ongoing lectures and classroom instruction on a host of
topics of interest to us all.

Fundraising:

1) JewishGen is in final preparations of both a strategic plan
and fundraising outline to present to funding organizations all
over the world.

2) JewishGen has just launched the JewishGenMall and is
continuing to expand the products and resource materials
available.

3) JewishGen must increase the number of financial supporters
among the tens of thousands who use our services. We improved
this year and are now up to 2,146 contributors which is progress,
but still represents only a very tiny fraction of those who use
JewishGen daily.

We do want to thank all of you who have come forward this past
year in sharing your knowledge, your skills and your financial
resources.

To insure this is a 2001 Odyssey for all of us, we can only lay the
groundwork to achieve the project goals and to just maintain the
current level of usage. We must all begin to ask some very
serious questions of ourselves:

Where can I best get involved?

What skills can I bring to this table?

What project is most interesting to me so that I can feel a
part of this worthy effort?

How can I help, individually and through contacts, to assist
JewishGen reach the financial level it must to properly staff and
manage all these projects for me and my family, today and into
the future?

Please let us know your interests by reading and answering the
requests we will be making for volunteers in the near future.
Please share your ideas and your skills so we can find a place
for you on this team. And please, help us get a jump start into
the new millennium with a tax deductible contribution so we can
all begin to concentrate on these invaluable projects rather than
on "Imagining the World..."! <grin>

So, despite the continuing growth and despite the day to day
challenges of the year 2000, here we go! We are off into 2001,
into a new millennium...sharing all the thrills and joys of
connecting and re-connecting family...of educating and bringing
new meaning to our Jewish heritage, one we hope you will share
with us... in peace, in health and with a new prosperity.

Below you will find a message that came into JewishGen's Yizkor
Book Project which verbalizes some of the meaning of the work
everyone is doing to preserve our history for future generations.
Perhaps, after the first reading it will give us all better
insight into why JewishGen is engaged in the projects we hold so
dear to our hearts. Knowledge of our history can indeed
bridge gaps towards better understanding and mutual respect...
and these qualities are indeed a precursor for PEACE! Please take
a few moments to read it, to feel it and to look beyond the words
to perhaps a new meaning and dimension to what we are all doing
together in one of the greatest grass roots effort ever!

from all of us at JewishGen, we wish you and your families a very
happy, healthy and prosperous New Year!

Susan

Susan E. King
President
JewishGen, Inc.

******************************************
Dateline: Plock, Poland - December 24, 2000
To: JewishGen Yizkor Book Project

I have just read your material and decided to write a few words
to you. I am a young Pole (29) and I have been interested in the
Yedwabne tragedy for a few weeks. The very first thing I came
across about Yedwabne was a huge article published by a Polish
daily newspaper "GAZETA" in November. It was a kind of public
response after publishing a book by Gratz (I haven't read it
yet). I have to admit that the Yedwabne tragedy really shocked
me. It is extremely painful for me for two reasons. The first one
is that I can't believe that such things had happened (though I
am not doubtful at all) and the second is that almost nothing is
being done to "reconcile" the two nations. All those murders
should have been punished many years ago. I totally support your
efforts towards revealing the truth about this mass murder. I
often ask myself why it is so hard to understand, accept and
respect, why it is far easier to hate, ignore and underestimate.
I am a young man and I am trying to be as far objective as I can.
I adore Isaac B. Singer literature and I find a lot about Jewish
customs, living and history through reading his books. Nobody has ever
forced me to do that. There are a lot of young people like me and of
course many others who could be described as anti-semitic. Hate isn't born
from itself. It is born because of certain thoughtless actions >from some
narrow-minded Poles and Jews. I think that the truth about Yedwabne must
come to light and that light should be seen by everyone. At the same time I
would really wish Jewish communities (especially in the US) made
efforts towards reconciliation and creation of new relationships
between Poles and Jews. Opening people's minds seems still
difficult. I am writing this on Christmas Eve - one of the
greatest holidays of Christianity and I think that it might shed
a ray of hope and light on our relationships. These are just a
few words that I wanted to say. They don't bring anything
important but ...... with respect, understanding and hope for
better future

M.J.


Submitted by
Shelley Kellerman Pollero, Coordinator
Gesher Galicia
Severna Park, Maryland
rkpollero@starpower.net


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia JewishGen's 2001 Odyssey - A Look Forward into the New Millennium! #galicia

Shelley K. Pollero <rkpollero@...>
 

From: Susan E. King <susan.king@jewishgen.org
Subject: JewishGen's 2001 Odyssey - A Look Forward into the New
Millennium!-Second Edition <grin>

Because of an error the following message did not appear in its
entirety when it went out last night, nor did it appear in the index or
digest versions of the JewishGen Mailing List. Here's how it should have

looked to everyone! <grin>



The numbers are in... and by the looks of it... the year 2000 has
been another banner year for JewishGen, once again, no exception.

- Over 42,000 submitters in the JGFF and over 3.3 million
searches performed in 2000
- Over 1457 submitters to the Family Tree of the Jewish People
representing nearly 2,000,000 names
- Over 32,000 messages posted to JewishGen and the SIG and
Research Group mailing lists in the year 2000
- Over 36 million hits this past year to the JewishGen site with
an additional 5 million searches executed on nearly 5 million
records all powered by JewishGen's servers
- 255 Yizkor Book Translations Online up >from 155 this time last
year for a total of 100 new translations
- 422 ShtetLinks pages (up >from 319 last year) with nearly 1193
localities spoken for

Truely, an impressive set of statistics!

One has only to look at the accomplishments of this organization
over the last year to realize what can really happen when diverse

people >from all corners of this earth--numbering in the
thousands-- come together with a common mission and purpose,
participating and sharing in what we believe is one of the
largest grass roots efforts ever undertaken to preserve our
history for future generations.

And what's in store for 2001? Here are some highlights...

Data collection and indexing:

1) Through our ongoing partnerships with Yad Vashem and the
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum there are over 55 million
records awaiting us all.

2) Through JewishGen's OWBR Project, effort is well underway to
index and record millions of burials in Jewish cemeteries
throughout the world.

3) JewishGen is busily engaged in establishing and solidifying
contacts and partnerships with other organizations, institutions,
museums and with our counterparts currently living in the Eastern
European Jewish communities.

4) JewishGen has developed a plan for our database infrastructure
(All Country, All Topic, All Holocaust) which is going to take an
effort far beyond the capabilities of our current database team's
volunteer time. This means the pressing need for both full time
professional technical staff and volunteers with technical
skills.

5) JewishGen will be continuing to pursue avenues and costs for
implementing a document management and retrieval system to link
to our award winning website.

Education:

1) JewishGen has been recognized throughout the world for the
educational value of so many of our projects, including the
Yizkor Book Translation Project, ShtetLinks, ShtetlSchleppers, to
name a few. These projects are being expanded as we speak and we
look forward to everyone's participation.

2) We are developing a host of Youth Projects to educate the
younger generation and bring them into our grass roots efforts.
You'll be hearing a lot more on this throughout the new year.

3.) JewishGen has software to offer real time Chat Rooms where we
can hold ongoing lectures and classroom instruction on a host of
topics of interest to us all.

Fundraising:

1) JewishGen is in final preparations of both a strategic plan
and fundraising outline to present to funding organizations all
over the world.

2) JewishGen has just launched the JewishGenMall and is
continuing to expand the products and resource materials
available.

3) JewishGen must increase the number of financial supporters
among the tens of thousands who use our services. We improved
this year and are now up to 2,146 contributors which is progress,
but still represents only a very tiny fraction of those who use
JewishGen daily.

We do want to thank all of you who have come forward this past
year in sharing your knowledge, your skills and your financial
resources.

To insure this is a 2001 Odyssey for all of us, we can only lay the
groundwork to achieve the project goals and to just maintain the
current level of usage. We must all begin to ask some very
serious questions of ourselves:

Where can I best get involved?

What skills can I bring to this table?

What project is most interesting to me so that I can feel a
part of this worthy effort?

How can I help, individually and through contacts, to assist
JewishGen reach the financial level it must to properly staff and
manage all these projects for me and my family, today and into
the future?

Please let us know your interests by reading and answering the
requests we will be making for volunteers in the near future.
Please share your ideas and your skills so we can find a place
for you on this team. And please, help us get a jump start into
the new millennium with a tax deductible contribution so we can
all begin to concentrate on these invaluable projects rather than
on "Imagining the World..."! <grin>

So, despite the continuing growth and despite the day to day
challenges of the year 2000, here we go! We are off into 2001,
into a new millennium...sharing all the thrills and joys of
connecting and re-connecting family...of educating and bringing
new meaning to our Jewish heritage, one we hope you will share
with us... in peace, in health and with a new prosperity.

Below you will find a message that came into JewishGen's Yizkor
Book Project which verbalizes some of the meaning of the work
everyone is doing to preserve our history for future generations.
Perhaps, after the first reading it will give us all better
insight into why JewishGen is engaged in the projects we hold so
dear to our hearts. Knowledge of our history can indeed
bridge gaps towards better understanding and mutual respect...
and these qualities are indeed a precursor for PEACE! Please take
a few moments to read it, to feel it and to look beyond the words
to perhaps a new meaning and dimension to what we are all doing
together in one of the greatest grass roots effort ever!

from all of us at JewishGen, we wish you and your families a very
happy, healthy and prosperous New Year!

Susan

Susan E. King
President
JewishGen, Inc.

******************************************
Dateline: Plock, Poland - December 24, 2000
To: JewishGen Yizkor Book Project

I have just read your material and decided to write a few words
to you. I am a young Pole (29) and I have been interested in the
Yedwabne tragedy for a few weeks. The very first thing I came
across about Yedwabne was a huge article published by a Polish
daily newspaper "GAZETA" in November. It was a kind of public
response after publishing a book by Gratz (I haven't read it
yet). I have to admit that the Yedwabne tragedy really shocked
me. It is extremely painful for me for two reasons. The first one
is that I can't believe that such things had happened (though I
am not doubtful at all) and the second is that almost nothing is
being done to "reconcile" the two nations. All those murders
should have been punished many years ago. I totally support your
efforts towards revealing the truth about this mass murder. I
often ask myself why it is so hard to understand, accept and
respect, why it is far easier to hate, ignore and underestimate.
I am a young man and I am trying to be as far objective as I can.
I adore Isaac B. Singer literature and I find a lot about Jewish
customs, living and history through reading his books. Nobody has ever
forced me to do that. There are a lot of young people like me and of
course many others who could be described as anti-semitic. Hate isn't born
from itself. It is born because of certain thoughtless actions >from some
narrow-minded Poles and Jews. I think that the truth about Yedwabne must
come to light and that light should be seen by everyone. At the same time I
would really wish Jewish communities (especially in the US) made
efforts towards reconciliation and creation of new relationships
between Poles and Jews. Opening people's minds seems still
difficult. I am writing this on Christmas Eve - one of the
greatest holidays of Christianity and I think that it might shed
a ray of hope and light on our relationships. These are just a
few words that I wanted to say. They don't bring anything
important but ...... with respect, understanding and hope for
better future

M.J.


Submitted by
Shelley Kellerman Pollero, Coordinator
Gesher Galicia
Severna Park, Maryland
rkpollero@starpower.net


Alien Registration Number- useful in research? #general

Steven Jacobs <noahben99@...>
 

I recently received a copy of my grandfather's
Petition for Naturalization. The papers included his
Alien Registration number. I am wondering if anyone
knows if having this number could lead me to any new
information, such as an application he may have filled
out when applying for the alien registration number.
If so, could you give me any lead on how I persue
this?
What might I expect or hope to find?

Thanks!

Steven Jacobs


Re: Immigration to USA through Canada #general

Howard M. Rensin <hrensin@...>
 

The immigrant records of those entering Canada are in the Canadian
Archives in Ottawa and the U.S. records of those who crossed >from Canada are
in the National Archives in Washington with copies at different branches. I
believe the N.Y.C branch of the National Archives also has copies of those
records on microfilm.
The records of those who crossed >from Canada where often kept on 3x5
cards and that is the format you will see them in when you review the
microfilm. The hand writing can be 'challenging'.
Good luck.

My grandfather, Harry Weinar (originally Weinarab?), came to the USA
through Canada >from Russia (possible Sevestopol). Is there any way
one can find lists of immigrants who entered >from Canada? I don't
think he was in Canada for very long. Any ideas?