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News on delivery of orders from the Polish State Archives #poland

Stanley Diamond
 

This message is addressed specifically to those who replied
to the urgent request made by the Board of JRI-Poland for
statistical information on the orders for copies of records you
placed with the Polish State Archives. We mentioned that the
information was needed with the PSA today.

First, we went to tell you that, in replying to our request, you
were in the minority!

Since we have a rough idea of how many orders have been
placed with the PSA during the last year ("more than 200"),
we were able to determine that we only received about a
10% response. Naturally it was very disappointing that the
report on our survey to the PSA was based on such a small
sample. C'mon folks, you can do better than that <grin>.

Now for the news. The director of the Warsaw region of the
PSA, Mr. Ryszard Wojtkowsksi stated today that most orders
have now been shipped and that within two weeks, all branches
will be caught up. The reference here is to branches in Mlawa,
Nowy Dwor, Pultusk, and Warsaw. As previously mentioned,
one of the principle factors leading to the delay in carrying out
orders for records in the Warsaw branch was the large project
to fumigate and preserve many of the needed registers.

The PSA is also making efforts to ensure that branches in
other regions respond as quickly as possible.

Stanley Diamond and Michael Tobias


"Lodz Names" lookups #poland

Daniel Kazez <dkazez@...>
 

Very soon, I will have the opportunity to take a long-overdue
look at "Lodz Names." This five-volume set lists 200,000 inmates
of the Lodz Ghetto-Prison. For details on this valuable resource,
please see this wonderful web site:

http://www.jewishgen.org/Shtetlinks/Lodz/lodzname.htm

I have only a few names to look up for myself. It should take me
no more than a few minutes. I will, however, allow enough time
to look up names for other researchers.

If you have reason to believe that your family lived in or near
Lodz, please send me your lookup needs. I may well receive
hundreds of requests! Therefore, to make it easier for me to
look up your names and respond to your message, please....

o Put each surname in CAPS.

o Put each surname on a separate line.

Also, it would help if you would....

o Put your surnames in alphabetical order.

o Leave a blank line between each surname.

Here is a fictitious example of how you should list your
names within the body of your message:

---------------

JONES, Chana

SMITH, Szmul, born about 1882

ZYMZONOWICZ, Andy

---------------

If you send me a request, you should expect a response >from me
by about Monday, 6 November.

Dan

Daniel Kazez <dkazez@...>
Professor of Music / Wittenberg University / Springfield, Ohio USA
Poland: TALMAN, ENGLANDER, JURKIEWICZ, STRAUSBERG, KIFER, CZAPNIK
Ukraine: OBERMAN-HOBERMAN-GUBERMAN, LISS, SOBLE-SOBEL, STEIN, AXMAN
from Istanbul: KAZEZ-KAZES, ALHADEF-ELHADEF, FRESKO-FRESCO, HABIB
http://userpages.wittenberg.edu/dkazez/fam/ent/fam.html


JRI Poland #Poland News on delivery of orders from the Polish State Archives #poland

Stanley Diamond
 

This message is addressed specifically to those who replied
to the urgent request made by the Board of JRI-Poland for
statistical information on the orders for copies of records you
placed with the Polish State Archives. We mentioned that the
information was needed with the PSA today.

First, we went to tell you that, in replying to our request, you
were in the minority!

Since we have a rough idea of how many orders have been
placed with the PSA during the last year ("more than 200"),
we were able to determine that we only received about a
10% response. Naturally it was very disappointing that the
report on our survey to the PSA was based on such a small
sample. C'mon folks, you can do better than that <grin>.

Now for the news. The director of the Warsaw region of the
PSA, Mr. Ryszard Wojtkowsksi stated today that most orders
have now been shipped and that within two weeks, all branches
will be caught up. The reference here is to branches in Mlawa,
Nowy Dwor, Pultusk, and Warsaw. As previously mentioned,
one of the principle factors leading to the delay in carrying out
orders for records in the Warsaw branch was the large project
to fumigate and preserve many of the needed registers.

The PSA is also making efforts to ensure that branches in
other regions respond as quickly as possible.

Stanley Diamond and Michael Tobias


JRI Poland #Poland "Lodz Names" lookups #poland

Daniel Kazez <dkazez@...>
 

Very soon, I will have the opportunity to take a long-overdue
look at "Lodz Names." This five-volume set lists 200,000 inmates
of the Lodz Ghetto-Prison. For details on this valuable resource,
please see this wonderful web site:

http://www.jewishgen.org/Shtetlinks/Lodz/lodzname.htm

I have only a few names to look up for myself. It should take me
no more than a few minutes. I will, however, allow enough time
to look up names for other researchers.

If you have reason to believe that your family lived in or near
Lodz, please send me your lookup needs. I may well receive
hundreds of requests! Therefore, to make it easier for me to
look up your names and respond to your message, please....

o Put each surname in CAPS.

o Put each surname on a separate line.

Also, it would help if you would....

o Put your surnames in alphabetical order.

o Leave a blank line between each surname.

Here is a fictitious example of how you should list your
names within the body of your message:

---------------

JONES, Chana

SMITH, Szmul, born about 1882

ZYMZONOWICZ, Andy

---------------

If you send me a request, you should expect a response >from me
by about Monday, 6 November.

Dan

Daniel Kazez <dkazez@...>
Professor of Music / Wittenberg University / Springfield, Ohio USA
Poland: TALMAN, ENGLANDER, JURKIEWICZ, STRAUSBERG, KIFER, CZAPNIK
Ukraine: OBERMAN-HOBERMAN-GUBERMAN, LISS, SOBLE-SOBEL, STEIN, AXMAN
from Istanbul: KAZEZ-KAZES, ALHADEF-ELHADEF, FRESKO-FRESCO, HABIB
http://userpages.wittenberg.edu/dkazez/fam/ent/fam.html


Re: Congregation Drohobicher (sp?), Suffolk St., NYC #galicia

Jonathan Eisenberg <JEISENBERG@...>
 

I assume you know this but, just in case not, the name is undoubtedly based
on the town of Drogobych, Ukraine. There are other similar names but this is
the most likely. Shtetl Seeker: <http://www.jewishgen.org/ShtetlSeeker/>

Jonathan Eisenberg
Minnetonka, MN
JEISENBERG@...

<http://home.mn.rr.com/jleisenberg/Voynilov/Voynilov.html>

Searching EISENBERG, FINGERHUT, KIERSCHNER >from Voynilov (Wojnilow) and
Bolshovtsy (Bolszowce), former Austria-Hungary (Ukraine); EISENBERG,
FINGERHUT and BERGER >from Brooklyn, NY; LEVENSON >from Kovno, Russia and
Boston/Brookline, MA; HEIFETZ >from Vilnius (Vilna/Wilna), Lithuania; HAHN

from Vilnius and New York, NY; GETZ >from Russia (?) and Marquette, MI.


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Re: Congregation Drohobicher (sp?), Suffolk St., NYC #galicia

Jonathan Eisenberg <JEISENBERG@...>
 

I assume you know this but, just in case not, the name is undoubtedly based
on the town of Drogobych, Ukraine. There are other similar names but this is
the most likely. Shtetl Seeker: <http://www.jewishgen.org/ShtetlSeeker/>

Jonathan Eisenberg
Minnetonka, MN
JEISENBERG@...

<http://home.mn.rr.com/jleisenberg/Voynilov/Voynilov.html>

Searching EISENBERG, FINGERHUT, KIERSCHNER >from Voynilov (Wojnilow) and
Bolshovtsy (Bolszowce), former Austria-Hungary (Ukraine); EISENBERG,
FINGERHUT and BERGER >from Brooklyn, NY; LEVENSON >from Kovno, Russia and
Boston/Brookline, MA; HEIFETZ >from Vilnius (Vilna/Wilna), Lithuania; HAHN

from Vilnius and New York, NY; GETZ >from Russia (?) and Marquette, MI.


NEW PORTAL - NIEUW PORTAL #general

Webmaster Portal Genealogie, Geschiedenis, Archieven en Plaatsnamen <hber@...>
 

English:
=====

http://www.hber.myweb.nl

PORTAL Genealogy, history, archieves and villages in The Netherlands
================================================
1) G.G.A. - NEDERLAND Genealogy, history and archieves in The Netherlands.
2) PLAATSNAMEN NEDERLAND Villages, city's and towns in The Netherlands.
3) FAMILIENAMEN ZUID-HOLLAND Genealogy, family names, roots Zuid-Holland.
The Netherlands
4) ZH-HISTORIE Genealogy, history and archieves in Zuid-Holland, The
Netherlands.
5) 3B-HISTORIE Genealogy, history and archieves in Berkel en Rodenrijs,
Bergschenhoek en Bleiswijk
6) STICHTING DE LANSINGH Books Berkel en Rodenrijs, Bergschenhoek en
Bleiswijk.

http://www.hber.myweb.nl


Nederlands:
========
http://www.hber.myweb.nl

PORTAL genealogie, geschiedenis, archieven en plaatsnamen
=========================================
1) G.G.A. - NEDERLAND Genealogie, geschiedenis en archieven in Nederland
2) PLAATSNAMEN NEDERLAND Plaatsnamen, gemeentenamen, dorpen, gehuchten
Nederland
3) FAMILIENAMEN ZUID-HOLLAND Genealogie, familienamen, stamboomonderzoek
enz. Zuid-Holland
4) ZH-HISTORIE Geschiedenis, genealogie, archieven enz. Zuid-Holland
5) 3B-HISTORIE Geschiedenis, genealogie, archieven enz. Berkel en
Rodenrijs, Bergschenhoek en Bleiswijk
6) STICHTING DE LANSINGH Publicaties Berkel en Rodenrijs, Bergschenhoek en
Bleiswijk.
http://www.hber.myweb.nl

Henk Berghout
http://www.hber.myweb.nl

MODERATOR NOTE: The website appears to be entirely in Dutch.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen NEW PORTAL - NIEUW PORTAL #general

Webmaster Portal Genealogie, Geschiedenis, Archieven en Plaatsnamen <hber@...>
 

English:
=====

http://www.hber.myweb.nl

PORTAL Genealogy, history, archieves and villages in The Netherlands
================================================
1) G.G.A. - NEDERLAND Genealogy, history and archieves in The Netherlands.
2) PLAATSNAMEN NEDERLAND Villages, city's and towns in The Netherlands.
3) FAMILIENAMEN ZUID-HOLLAND Genealogy, family names, roots Zuid-Holland.
The Netherlands
4) ZH-HISTORIE Genealogy, history and archieves in Zuid-Holland, The
Netherlands.
5) 3B-HISTORIE Genealogy, history and archieves in Berkel en Rodenrijs,
Bergschenhoek en Bleiswijk
6) STICHTING DE LANSINGH Books Berkel en Rodenrijs, Bergschenhoek en
Bleiswijk.

http://www.hber.myweb.nl


Nederlands:
========
http://www.hber.myweb.nl

PORTAL genealogie, geschiedenis, archieven en plaatsnamen
=========================================
1) G.G.A. - NEDERLAND Genealogie, geschiedenis en archieven in Nederland
2) PLAATSNAMEN NEDERLAND Plaatsnamen, gemeentenamen, dorpen, gehuchten
Nederland
3) FAMILIENAMEN ZUID-HOLLAND Genealogie, familienamen, stamboomonderzoek
enz. Zuid-Holland
4) ZH-HISTORIE Geschiedenis, genealogie, archieven enz. Zuid-Holland
5) 3B-HISTORIE Geschiedenis, genealogie, archieven enz. Berkel en
Rodenrijs, Bergschenhoek en Bleiswijk
6) STICHTING DE LANSINGH Publicaties Berkel en Rodenrijs, Bergschenhoek en
Bleiswijk.
http://www.hber.myweb.nl

Henk Berghout
http://www.hber.myweb.nl

MODERATOR NOTE: The website appears to be entirely in Dutch.


Deciphering Old Handwriting #general

Jeanne Gold <jeannegold@...>
 

The following short article helps with deciphering handwriting.

http://www.firstct.com/fv/oldhand.html

Jeanne Gold
El Cajon, CA, USA


Lookup in London #general

Robert Fraser <rgfraser@...>
 

I wonder if some kind person would be willing to look up two graveplots in
Willesdon. Please respond privately.

Shalom

Robert W Fraser
rgfraser@...


Fw: Aliyot in synagogues as sources for genealogical information #general

Terry Newman <tnewman@...>
 

There are quite a number of genealogical sources that may be obtained
through accessing the records of current or former synagogues, aliyot
being just one.

Here are just a few examples for newcomers to family research.

There may be an "offerings" book or card system to record the donation;
memoriam boards with the names of relatives or prominent office bearers
being commemorated; marriage applications (special forms giving background
information on the parties being married) -- separately >from the marriage
registers themselves; letters to the secretary of the synagogue in
connection with a family life event, etc.

Sometimes hidden away in the archives of some synagogues are copies of
ketubot (marriage contracts), lists of members names and addresses
(sometimes with their names in hebrew and the dates of yahzheits of family
members), or other family information. There may just be a book recording
the circumcisions performed by a former mohel (usually a surgeon).

Of course the treasurer's details recorded in old accounts ledgers may be
a treasure trove of information, especially for the period pre-1900. Most
of the time, such records are normally inaccessible to the average family
historian.

With a number of these suggestions, there are varying levels of
difficulty regarding access. It usually is beneficial to be able to
visit the synagogue in person, following sufficient notice.

So I would suggest to researchers, try to see if there have been listings
made of the contents of synagogue archives, especially those with
significant attachment to bygone generations.

Regards to all.

Terry Newman


Copy of Photos on books #general

Micheline GUTMANN <MichelineGUTMANN@...>
 

I would like to precise that a copy of photos on books
(as for exemple Yiddishland), cannot be done .

They are protected by copyright as well as any article.
This is an International law. Even the owner of the photos
cannot give the autorisation which has to be asked to the printer.
Of course, it is not the case for photos given before the printing of
the book.

Micheline GUTMANN, GenAmi, Paris
http://asso.genami.free.fr


A New Source? #general

Henry Flam <flamh@...>
 

Hi,

Both my parents, were menbers of the Communist Party in Lodz, in
Poland, before the war. Is there any information available there?
Records of the CP?


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Deciphering Old Handwriting #general

Jeanne Gold <jeannegold@...>
 

The following short article helps with deciphering handwriting.

http://www.firstct.com/fv/oldhand.html

Jeanne Gold
El Cajon, CA, USA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Lookup in London #general

Robert Fraser <rgfraser@...>
 

I wonder if some kind person would be willing to look up two graveplots in
Willesdon. Please respond privately.

Shalom

Robert W Fraser
rgfraser@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Fw: Aliyot in synagogues as sources for genealogical information #general

Terry Newman <tnewman@...>
 

There are quite a number of genealogical sources that may be obtained
through accessing the records of current or former synagogues, aliyot
being just one.

Here are just a few examples for newcomers to family research.

There may be an "offerings" book or card system to record the donation;
memoriam boards with the names of relatives or prominent office bearers
being commemorated; marriage applications (special forms giving background
information on the parties being married) -- separately >from the marriage
registers themselves; letters to the secretary of the synagogue in
connection with a family life event, etc.

Sometimes hidden away in the archives of some synagogues are copies of
ketubot (marriage contracts), lists of members names and addresses
(sometimes with their names in hebrew and the dates of yahzheits of family
members), or other family information. There may just be a book recording
the circumcisions performed by a former mohel (usually a surgeon).

Of course the treasurer's details recorded in old accounts ledgers may be
a treasure trove of information, especially for the period pre-1900. Most
of the time, such records are normally inaccessible to the average family
historian.

With a number of these suggestions, there are varying levels of
difficulty regarding access. It usually is beneficial to be able to
visit the synagogue in person, following sufficient notice.

So I would suggest to researchers, try to see if there have been listings
made of the contents of synagogue archives, especially those with
significant attachment to bygone generations.

Regards to all.

Terry Newman


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Copy of Photos on books #general

Micheline GUTMANN <MichelineGUTMANN@...>
 

I would like to precise that a copy of photos on books
(as for exemple Yiddishland), cannot be done .

They are protected by copyright as well as any article.
This is an International law. Even the owner of the photos
cannot give the autorisation which has to be asked to the printer.
Of course, it is not the case for photos given before the printing of
the book.

Micheline GUTMANN, GenAmi, Paris
http://asso.genami.free.fr


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen A New Source? #general

Henry Flam <flamh@...>
 

Hi,

Both my parents, were menbers of the Communist Party in Lodz, in
Poland, before the war. Is there any information available there?
Records of the CP?


JGS CT meeting Oct. 29th - newsletters #general

marciarthur <marciarthur@...>
 

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Connecticut will be meeting on October
29th at 2:00 at Temple Emanuel
150 Derby Avenue, Orange CT.

Marcia Indianer Meyers will talk about her experiences in starting and
publishing a family newsletter. All are welcome.

For further information contact Marcia at marciarthur@...
or Howard Siegel at hsiegel@...

Marcia Indianer Meyers
Middletown CT
marciarthur@...


November Meeting - JGS Pittsburgh #general

MNewman714@...
 

JGS Pittsburgh will meet on Monday, November 6, 2000. Networking session
from 7 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Holocaust Center, JCC, 5738 Darlington Road.
Our speaker will be Elissa Powell. Her topic is: "Tips for Finding Your
Ancestors on Passenger Lists." Elissa Powell has been doing genealogical
research since 1985. She is one of only seven Certified Genealogical
Record Specialists in the state of Pennsylvania. She is past president
and has served on Boards of many area genealogical societies. She is also
a Trustee for the Association of Professional Genealogists. She appears
in the Ancestors 2 series on PBS television in the episode on Cemetery
Records. Ms. Powell's slide presentation, with handouts, should provide
expert guidance in helping you to find your family on passenger lists.

Julian Falk, President
Marilyn Newman, Program Chair