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Photos of towns in the Lodz region #poland #lodz

Seflaum@...
 

Dear Fellow Researchers,

Some old postcard photos of towns in the Lodz region have been added to the
LARG home page: Piotrkow-Trybunalski, Skierniewice, Pabianice and Inowlodz.

There is also a new link to aerial photos -- with a short description -- of a
number of towns in the Lodz region.
See: http://www.jewishgen.org/shtetlinks/lodz/LARG.htm

Regards,
Shirley Rotbein Flaum
Houston, Texas


Lodz Area Research Group #Lodz #Poland Photos of towns in the Lodz region #poland #lodz

Seflaum@...
 

Dear Fellow Researchers,

Some old postcard photos of towns in the Lodz region have been added to the
LARG home page: Piotrkow-Trybunalski, Skierniewice, Pabianice and Inowlodz.

There is also a new link to aerial photos -- with a short description -- of a
number of towns in the Lodz region.
See: http://www.jewishgen.org/shtetlinks/lodz/LARG.htm

Regards,
Shirley Rotbein Flaum
Houston, Texas


Announcing ShtetlSchleppers 2001 Schedules #latvia #courland

Paul W. Ginsburg <pginsburg@...>
 

Can you remember what you did when you first discovered the name of your
ancestral shtetl? Did you try to find it on a map, or did you know to go
right to JewishGen's Shtetlseeker where lo and behold, there it was with a
star marking the exact location. You may have looked at that spot over and
over and began to dream about going there yourself someday. If that has been
your dream, it can become reality. JewishGen ShtetlSchleppers can take you
there.

Let 2001 be the year when you will actually visit that shtetl of your
ancestry, walk in the footsteps of your parents, your grandparents, your
great grand parents . As the Talmudic saying goes..."if not now, when? Let
this be the year that "when" becomes "now".

Explore the itineraries which take you to a hub city, provide the best in
touring sites of Jewish interest, introduce you to local leaders and then,
with your own private guide/driver/translator, really **live** the dream.
visit the place where your family originated. To get a better idea of making
this work for you..
<http://www.jewishgen.org/shtetlschleppers/>. And what about London2001,
the International Summer Seminar?

Whether your plans include visiting before or after, but definitely 'in
conjunction with' London2001, the International Jewish Genealogy Summer
Seminar, be sure to sign up early . You will not only be sure of reserving
space, but most importantly you'll allow plenty of time for productive
pre-research.

The plans and schedules for London2001 are now online and linked >from the
JewishGen home page. It's a tremendous program with more than enough to meet
every interest. Have you looked, have you made your conference or hotel
reservation? Before you make your airline reservations, come and take a look
at
http://www.jewishgen.org/London2001/travel.htm

With advance planning and some smooth scheduling on the part of Joanna
Fletcher, JewishGen's ShtetlSchlepper Travel Manager it may be possible to
include London in the flight package for a pre- or post- conference
ShtetlSchlepper package enabling savings on airfares.

Finally, to accommodate those who have either already visited their
ancestral origins or have not yet reached that point in their research to
take that step, ShtetlSchleppers has created two or three-country cultural
tours
where you can visit Prague & Vienna, or Prague, Vienna & Budapest, all three
known for their breathtaking architecture and rich in Jewish history. It's
all online awaiting your visit.
-scheduled group departures,
-customized independent travel,
-two or three country cultural tours, and finally
- favorable air fares >from most cities to London2001

So whatever your dreams, whatever your travel interests may be in
conjunction with the London conference, Let JewishGen ShtetlSchleppers take
you there!

http://www.jewishgen.org/shtetlschleppers/

Paul W. Ginsburg
ShtetlSchleppers Project Manager
pginsburg@jewishgen.org


Re: Finland emigration #general

Sally Bruckheimer <sallybru@...>
 

I have been told by European researchers that people emigrated >from
whatever port was easiest or most available.

It might have been because an emigration agent had a deal on tickets
through the port.

It might have been because the river ran that way, so travel was easier.
Or somebody was travelling by cart in that direction, and they could
get a ride. Remember, people had to walk otherwise.

It might have been to avoid the war/famine/epidemic raging in someplace
else.

It might have been because some friend or relative had had good or bad
luck with a certain path.

It might have been the first/cheapest/available ship out of whatever
port someone ended up in.

So, we may never figure out a rational reason why a certain ancestor
went a certain way.

Since my cousin >from Augustow, Poland was born in Marseilles, France for
who knows what reason, I don't think anything is too strange!

Sally Bruckheimer
Buffalo, NY


Announcing ShtetlSchleppers 2001 Schedules #southafrica

Paul W. Ginsburg <pginsburg@...>
 

Can you remember what you did when you first discovered the name of your
ancestral shtetl? Did you try to find it on a map, or did you know to go
right to JewishGen's Shtetlseeker where lo and behold, there it was with a
star marking the exact location. You may have looked at that spot over and
over and began to dream about going there yourself someday. If that has been
your dream, it can become reality. JewishGen ShtetlSchleppers can take you
there.

Let 2001 be the year when you will actually visit that shtetl of your
ancestry, walk in the footsteps of your parents, your grandparents, your
great grand parents . As the Talmudic saying goes..."if not now, when? Let
this be the year that "when" becomes "now".

Explore the itineraries which take you to a hub city, provide the best in
touring sites of Jewish interest, introduce you to local leaders and then,
with your own private guide/driver/translator, really **live** the dream.
visit the place where your family originated. To get a better idea of making
this work for you..
<http://www.jewishgen.org/shtetlschleppers/>. And what about London2001,
the International Summer Seminar?

Whether your plans include visiting before or after, but definitely 'in
conjunction with' London2001, the International Jewish Genealogy Summer
Seminar, be sure to sign up early . You will not only be sure of reserving
space, but most importantly you'll allow plenty of time for productive
pre-research.

The plans and schedules for London2001 are now online and linked >from the
JewishGen home page. It's a tremendous program with more than enough to meet
every interest. Have you looked, have you made your conference or hotel
reservation? Before you make your airline reservations, come and take a look
at
http://www.jewishgen.org/London2001/travel.htm

With advance planning and some smooth scheduling on the part of Joanna
Fletcher, JewishGen's ShtetlSchlepper Travel Manager it may be possible to
include London in the flight package for a pre- or post- conference
ShtetlSchlepper package enabling savings on airfares.

Finally, to accommodate those who have either already visited their
ancestral origins or have not yet reached that point in their research to
take that step, ShtetlSchleppers has created two or three-country cultural
tours
where you can visit Prague & Vienna, or Prague, Vienna & Budapest, all three
known for their breathtaking architecture and rich in Jewish history. It's
all online awaiting your visit.
-scheduled group departures,
-customized independent travel,
-two or three country cultural tours, and finally
- favorable air fares >from most cities to London2001

So whatever your dreams, whatever your travel interests may be in
conjunction with the London conference, Let JewishGen ShtetlSchleppers take
you there!

http://www.jewishgen.org/shtetlschleppers/

Paul W. Ginsburg
ShtetlSchleppers Project Manager
pginsburg@jewishgen.org


Courland SIG #Courland #Latvia Announcing ShtetlSchleppers 2001 Schedules #courland #latvia

Paul W. Ginsburg <pginsburg@...>
 

Can you remember what you did when you first discovered the name of your
ancestral shtetl? Did you try to find it on a map, or did you know to go
right to JewishGen's Shtetlseeker where lo and behold, there it was with a
star marking the exact location. You may have looked at that spot over and
over and began to dream about going there yourself someday. If that has been
your dream, it can become reality. JewishGen ShtetlSchleppers can take you
there.

Let 2001 be the year when you will actually visit that shtetl of your
ancestry, walk in the footsteps of your parents, your grandparents, your
great grand parents . As the Talmudic saying goes..."if not now, when? Let
this be the year that "when" becomes "now".

Explore the itineraries which take you to a hub city, provide the best in
touring sites of Jewish interest, introduce you to local leaders and then,
with your own private guide/driver/translator, really **live** the dream.
visit the place where your family originated. To get a better idea of making
this work for you..
<http://www.jewishgen.org/shtetlschleppers/>. And what about London2001,
the International Summer Seminar?

Whether your plans include visiting before or after, but definitely 'in
conjunction with' London2001, the International Jewish Genealogy Summer
Seminar, be sure to sign up early . You will not only be sure of reserving
space, but most importantly you'll allow plenty of time for productive
pre-research.

The plans and schedules for London2001 are now online and linked >from the
JewishGen home page. It's a tremendous program with more than enough to meet
every interest. Have you looked, have you made your conference or hotel
reservation? Before you make your airline reservations, come and take a look
at
http://www.jewishgen.org/London2001/travel.htm

With advance planning and some smooth scheduling on the part of Joanna
Fletcher, JewishGen's ShtetlSchlepper Travel Manager it may be possible to
include London in the flight package for a pre- or post- conference
ShtetlSchlepper package enabling savings on airfares.

Finally, to accommodate those who have either already visited their
ancestral origins or have not yet reached that point in their research to
take that step, ShtetlSchleppers has created two or three-country cultural
tours
where you can visit Prague & Vienna, or Prague, Vienna & Budapest, all three
known for their breathtaking architecture and rich in Jewish history. It's
all online awaiting your visit.
-scheduled group departures,
-customized independent travel,
-two or three country cultural tours, and finally
- favorable air fares >from most cities to London2001

So whatever your dreams, whatever your travel interests may be in
conjunction with the London conference, Let JewishGen ShtetlSchleppers take
you there!

http://www.jewishgen.org/shtetlschleppers/

Paul W. Ginsburg
ShtetlSchleppers Project Manager
pginsburg@jewishgen.org


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Finland emigration #general

Sally Bruckheimer <sallybru@...>
 

I have been told by European researchers that people emigrated >from
whatever port was easiest or most available.

It might have been because an emigration agent had a deal on tickets
through the port.

It might have been because the river ran that way, so travel was easier.
Or somebody was travelling by cart in that direction, and they could
get a ride. Remember, people had to walk otherwise.

It might have been to avoid the war/famine/epidemic raging in someplace
else.

It might have been because some friend or relative had had good or bad
luck with a certain path.

It might have been the first/cheapest/available ship out of whatever
port someone ended up in.

So, we may never figure out a rational reason why a certain ancestor
went a certain way.

Since my cousin >from Augustow, Poland was born in Marseilles, France for
who knows what reason, I don't think anything is too strange!

Sally Bruckheimer
Buffalo, NY


South Africa SIG #SouthAfrica Announcing ShtetlSchleppers 2001 Schedules #southafrica

Paul W. Ginsburg <pginsburg@...>
 

Can you remember what you did when you first discovered the name of your
ancestral shtetl? Did you try to find it on a map, or did you know to go
right to JewishGen's Shtetlseeker where lo and behold, there it was with a
star marking the exact location. You may have looked at that spot over and
over and began to dream about going there yourself someday. If that has been
your dream, it can become reality. JewishGen ShtetlSchleppers can take you
there.

Let 2001 be the year when you will actually visit that shtetl of your
ancestry, walk in the footsteps of your parents, your grandparents, your
great grand parents . As the Talmudic saying goes..."if not now, when? Let
this be the year that "when" becomes "now".

Explore the itineraries which take you to a hub city, provide the best in
touring sites of Jewish interest, introduce you to local leaders and then,
with your own private guide/driver/translator, really **live** the dream.
visit the place where your family originated. To get a better idea of making
this work for you..
<http://www.jewishgen.org/shtetlschleppers/>. And what about London2001,
the International Summer Seminar?

Whether your plans include visiting before or after, but definitely 'in
conjunction with' London2001, the International Jewish Genealogy Summer
Seminar, be sure to sign up early . You will not only be sure of reserving
space, but most importantly you'll allow plenty of time for productive
pre-research.

The plans and schedules for London2001 are now online and linked >from the
JewishGen home page. It's a tremendous program with more than enough to meet
every interest. Have you looked, have you made your conference or hotel
reservation? Before you make your airline reservations, come and take a look
at
http://www.jewishgen.org/London2001/travel.htm

With advance planning and some smooth scheduling on the part of Joanna
Fletcher, JewishGen's ShtetlSchlepper Travel Manager it may be possible to
include London in the flight package for a pre- or post- conference
ShtetlSchlepper package enabling savings on airfares.

Finally, to accommodate those who have either already visited their
ancestral origins or have not yet reached that point in their research to
take that step, ShtetlSchleppers has created two or three-country cultural
tours
where you can visit Prague & Vienna, or Prague, Vienna & Budapest, all three
known for their breathtaking architecture and rich in Jewish history. It's
all online awaiting your visit.
-scheduled group departures,
-customized independent travel,
-two or three country cultural tours, and finally
- favorable air fares >from most cities to London2001

So whatever your dreams, whatever your travel interests may be in
conjunction with the London conference, Let JewishGen ShtetlSchleppers take
you there!

http://www.jewishgen.org/shtetlschleppers/

Paul W. Ginsburg
ShtetlSchleppers Project Manager
pginsburg@jewishgen.org


Re: Foreign Characters in Windows #general

Sally Bruckheimer <sallybru@...>
 

You don't need a site to get most foreign characters.

First go into Add/Remove Programs, Windows Setup, and then Add
Multilanguage support for Cyrillic or Central (Polish etc) European
Languages, or whatever you want.

You may also need to Add the Character Map if that is not in your
program list under Applications/ System Tools-it is in Add/Remove
Programs, Windows Setup, System Tools.

With both of those installed, open the character map and look at the
different fonts available, for example in Windows 98 there are several
CE Central European fonts, like Ariel CE. There is Cyrillic. When you
choose the font, you will see all the strange characters available.
Choose one, copy, go back to your document, and paste it in. You can
also set up hot keys if you use them repeatedly.

If you are entering information for JRI-PP or some such, you might also
want to change your keyboard, but most people won't want to do that.

For Hebrew, you need Hebrew fonts and capability >from Microsoft.

Remember, however, if you use these characters in your genealogy program
for ancestors >from whereever, you will have to search with the special
character to find them.

Good Luck

Sally Bruckheimer
Buffalo, NY


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Foreign Characters in Windows #general

Sally Bruckheimer <sallybru@...>
 

You don't need a site to get most foreign characters.

First go into Add/Remove Programs, Windows Setup, and then Add
Multilanguage support for Cyrillic or Central (Polish etc) European
Languages, or whatever you want.

You may also need to Add the Character Map if that is not in your
program list under Applications/ System Tools-it is in Add/Remove
Programs, Windows Setup, System Tools.

With both of those installed, open the character map and look at the
different fonts available, for example in Windows 98 there are several
CE Central European fonts, like Ariel CE. There is Cyrillic. When you
choose the font, you will see all the strange characters available.
Choose one, copy, go back to your document, and paste it in. You can
also set up hot keys if you use them repeatedly.

If you are entering information for JRI-PP or some such, you might also
want to change your keyboard, but most people won't want to do that.

For Hebrew, you need Hebrew fonts and capability >from Microsoft.

Remember, however, if you use these characters in your genealogy program
for ancestors >from whereever, you will have to search with the special
character to find them.

Good Luck

Sally Bruckheimer
Buffalo, NY


Nazi addition in Vienna birth registers #hungary

Sarah&Laurent Kassel <kassells@...>
 

<html><DIV>
<P><BR><BR></P></DIV>
<DIV></DIV>
<DIV></DIV>
<DIV></DIV>&gt;
<DIV></DIV>&gt;Subject: A success story via serendipity
<DIV></DIV>&gt;From: Dolph Klein <KLEDOLPH@ACPUB.DUKE.EDU>
<DIV></DIV>&gt;Date: Wed, 06 Dec 2000 13:37:36 -0500
<DIV></DIV>&gt;X-Message-Number: 6
<DIV></DIV>&gt;
<DIV></DIV>
<DIV></DIV>&gt;The FHL has microfilms of births,
<DIV></DIV>&gt;marriages, and deaths in Vienna >from about 1826-1938. For example, I
<DIV></DIV>&gt;compared the birth records of Olga and Leopold >from FHL with those >from
<DIV></DIV>&gt;Vienna, and found that Vienna had omitted a number of interesting pieces of
<DIV></DIV>&gt;information. These omissions had no effect on the outcome of my research,
<DIV></DIV>&gt;but it was interesting to see that the original documents as seen on the
<DIV></DIV>&gt;FHL microfilms had Nazi annotations dated in 1939. I presume these birth
<DIV></DIV>&gt;records were being used by the Nazis to identify the Jews of Vienna and
<DIV></DIV>&gt;their whereabouts.
<DIV></DIV>&gt;
<DIV>The Nazi additions are the implementation of a racial law to add the first name Israel to all male Jews and Sarah to all female Jews. Other special mentions in these registers is the declaration to officially opt out of Judaism. I have seen in Vienna&nbsp;the birth record of a person with both mentions. Between the wars he abandonned Judaism. Under the Nazi era, his name was modified according to this racial law!</DIV>
<DIV>&nbsp;</DIV>
<DIV>I wrote an article about these issues a few years ago in the :Revue du Cercle de Genealogie Juive.</DIV>
<DIV>&nbsp;</DIV>
<DIV>Best regards,</DIV>
<DIV>&nbsp;</DIV>
<DIV>Laurent Kassel</DIV>
<DIV>Moreshet , ISRAEL</DIV>
<DIV>&nbsp;</DIV>
<DIV>Researching : KLINGER (Vienna, Bratislava, Rajka)</DIV>
<DIV>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;MAUTHNER (Budapest)</DIV><br clear=all><hr>Get more >from the Web. FREE MSN Explorer download : <a href="http://explorer.msn.com">http://explorer.msn.com</a><br></p></html>


Re: locating birth cert. in N.Y. #general

Myra S. Davis <myrabokpg@...>
 

Dear Genners,
A lot has been said about getting marriage and death certificates in N.Y.
but what about birth certificates? My ex husband died in July this year
and I know he was born in N.Y. but I don't know where. I have the
address of: New York City Dept. of Health,
Office of Vital Records
125 Worth Street, Box 4, Room 133
New York, NY, 10013
I also have a fax number 1-800-908-9146
which says to include a credit card number, ex date and photo ID.
The only thing is don't you need to know the borough the person was born
in? I have his soc.sec. number but I don't think that would help with a
birth certificate.
Thanks for some or any advice.
Myra Davis, Tucson, AZ
myrabokpg@juno.com


Hungary SIG #Hungary Nazi addition in Vienna birth registers #hungary

Sarah&Laurent Kassel <kassells@...>
 

<html><DIV>
<P><BR><BR></P></DIV>
<DIV></DIV>
<DIV></DIV>
<DIV></DIV>&gt;
<DIV></DIV>&gt;Subject: A success story via serendipity
<DIV></DIV>&gt;From: Dolph Klein <KLEDOLPH@ACPUB.DUKE.EDU>
<DIV></DIV>&gt;Date: Wed, 06 Dec 2000 13:37:36 -0500
<DIV></DIV>&gt;X-Message-Number: 6
<DIV></DIV>&gt;
<DIV></DIV>
<DIV></DIV>&gt;The FHL has microfilms of births,
<DIV></DIV>&gt;marriages, and deaths in Vienna >from about 1826-1938. For example, I
<DIV></DIV>&gt;compared the birth records of Olga and Leopold >from FHL with those >from
<DIV></DIV>&gt;Vienna, and found that Vienna had omitted a number of interesting pieces of
<DIV></DIV>&gt;information. These omissions had no effect on the outcome of my research,
<DIV></DIV>&gt;but it was interesting to see that the original documents as seen on the
<DIV></DIV>&gt;FHL microfilms had Nazi annotations dated in 1939. I presume these birth
<DIV></DIV>&gt;records were being used by the Nazis to identify the Jews of Vienna and
<DIV></DIV>&gt;their whereabouts.
<DIV></DIV>&gt;
<DIV>The Nazi additions are the implementation of a racial law to add the first name Israel to all male Jews and Sarah to all female Jews. Other special mentions in these registers is the declaration to officially opt out of Judaism. I have seen in Vienna&nbsp;the birth record of a person with both mentions. Between the wars he abandonned Judaism. Under the Nazi era, his name was modified according to this racial law!</DIV>
<DIV>&nbsp;</DIV>
<DIV>I wrote an article about these issues a few years ago in the :Revue du Cercle de Genealogie Juive.</DIV>
<DIV>&nbsp;</DIV>
<DIV>Best regards,</DIV>
<DIV>&nbsp;</DIV>
<DIV>Laurent Kassel</DIV>
<DIV>Moreshet , ISRAEL</DIV>
<DIV>&nbsp;</DIV>
<DIV>Researching : KLINGER (Vienna, Bratislava, Rajka)</DIV>
<DIV>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;MAUTHNER (Budapest)</DIV><br clear=all><hr>Get more >from the Web. FREE MSN Explorer download : <a href="http://explorer.msn.com">http://explorer.msn.com</a><br></p></html>


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: locating birth cert. in N.Y. #general

Myra S. Davis <myrabokpg@...>
 

Dear Genners,
A lot has been said about getting marriage and death certificates in N.Y.
but what about birth certificates? My ex husband died in July this year
and I know he was born in N.Y. but I don't know where. I have the
address of: New York City Dept. of Health,
Office of Vital Records
125 Worth Street, Box 4, Room 133
New York, NY, 10013
I also have a fax number 1-800-908-9146
which says to include a credit card number, ex date and photo ID.
The only thing is don't you need to know the borough the person was born
in? I have his soc.sec. number but I don't think that would help with a
birth certificate.
Thanks for some or any advice.
Myra Davis, Tucson, AZ
myrabokpg@juno.com


Tax Census 1828 LDS film #hungary

Gary Luke <feraltek@...>
 

Has anyone had a look at the LDS films of the Census of the Taxable
Population of Hungary 1828, LDS films #622941 to #623771? What sort of
information does it have?

Gary

===================
Gary Luke
feraltek@zeta.org.au
fax +61-2-9519-9907
Sydney, Australia


Re: Wood Dealers in Ulanow, Poland #general

Alexander Sharon <a.sharon@...>
 

Dorothy,

Just a word of clarification regarding 1891 Galicia Business Directory.
Where in this directory for town Ulanow "occupation" column indicates "Wood
Dealers" this refers to a singular 'wood dealer', not a company.

This Business Directory same as a modern "Yellow Pages" or any other
directory, lists people surnames under the "occupation" headings, e.g..
"medical doctors", "midwives", "haberdashers", "wood dealers", and so on,
in a plural form. It does not indicate that Mr. Josef Karpf of Ulanow run
a company (registered or not) dealing with the wood products, by merely
states his occupation. He had probably a one horse outfit which has been
selling a chopped wood as a fuel to the local dwellers.

If your ggfather was a forester, engaged in a very respectful profession,
he was most probably employed by the landowners in Ulanow vicinity or by
the Austrian Government supervising the crown lands properties. Polish
count Wlodzimierz Czartoryjski was an owner of the majority of the forests
(Las Glinianka) and other lands in this region. If some did employ your ggf
as a forester, it was most probably the Count.

Good luck with your search

Alexander Sharon
mailto: a.sharon@home.com

"dorothy rivers" wrote:

I have an 1891 Business Directory with three wood dealers listed. I would
like to know if there is a way of learning the names of men employed by
these companies.My great-grandfather was a forester and was killed on the
job in 1894.

His name was Simon BERGSTEIN and he left a widow and seven children.
Any help I can get would be most appreciated.

Dorothy Auerbach Rivers
Silver City NM
mailto:dotvic@gilanet.com


a Lithuanian word please #general

Irene Newhouse <newhoir@...>
 

Can someone please tell me what profession knygrisys is? There's a hook
over the first s. I have a translation "backbinder", but that doesn't
really help! Does it mean the back of a book, or backs of people, or
something else entirely?

Thanks!

Irene Newhouse
Kihei HI


Hungary SIG #Hungary Tax Census 1828 LDS film #hungary

Gary Luke <feraltek@...>
 

Has anyone had a look at the LDS films of the Census of the Taxable
Population of Hungary 1828, LDS films #622941 to #623771? What sort of
information does it have?

Gary

===================
Gary Luke
feraltek@zeta.org.au
fax +61-2-9519-9907
Sydney, Australia


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Wood Dealers in Ulanow, Poland #general

Alexander Sharon <a.sharon@...>
 

Dorothy,

Just a word of clarification regarding 1891 Galicia Business Directory.
Where in this directory for town Ulanow "occupation" column indicates "Wood
Dealers" this refers to a singular 'wood dealer', not a company.

This Business Directory same as a modern "Yellow Pages" or any other
directory, lists people surnames under the "occupation" headings, e.g..
"medical doctors", "midwives", "haberdashers", "wood dealers", and so on,
in a plural form. It does not indicate that Mr. Josef Karpf of Ulanow run
a company (registered or not) dealing with the wood products, by merely
states his occupation. He had probably a one horse outfit which has been
selling a chopped wood as a fuel to the local dwellers.

If your ggfather was a forester, engaged in a very respectful profession,
he was most probably employed by the landowners in Ulanow vicinity or by
the Austrian Government supervising the crown lands properties. Polish
count Wlodzimierz Czartoryjski was an owner of the majority of the forests
(Las Glinianka) and other lands in this region. If some did employ your ggf
as a forester, it was most probably the Count.

Good luck with your search

Alexander Sharon
mailto: a.sharon@home.com

"dorothy rivers" wrote:

I have an 1891 Business Directory with three wood dealers listed. I would
like to know if there is a way of learning the names of men employed by
these companies.My great-grandfather was a forester and was killed on the
job in 1894.

His name was Simon BERGSTEIN and he left a widow and seven children.
Any help I can get would be most appreciated.

Dorothy Auerbach Rivers
Silver City NM
mailto:dotvic@gilanet.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen a Lithuanian word please #general

Irene Newhouse <newhoir@...>
 

Can someone please tell me what profession knygrisys is? There's a hook
over the first s. I have a translation "backbinder", but that doesn't
really help! Does it mean the back of a book, or backs of people, or
something else entirely?

Thanks!

Irene Newhouse
Kihei HI