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URGENT!!! Hold your orders to AGAD archives #poland

Stanley Diamond
 

Dear friends.

We have just been asked by AGAD to announce and implement
a different procedure for the ordering of, and payment for,
records >from their archives.

There are a few points that require clarification; in addition, we
will need a little time to amend the ordering instructions for
AGAD records on the JRI-Poland web site.

Moreover, there will be different rate per record for multiple orders.
This rate will be *lower* than the standard rate of $10.

To repeat: Do not send any more orders for copies of records to
AGAD until further notice. (The Tarnopol option has been temporarily
removed >from the Polish State Archives order form on our web site.)

Please hold **all** questions concerning this matter...whether or not
you have sent an order to AGAD or plan to do so. Your cooperation
will be appreciated.

Stanley Diamond
Project Coordinator, Jewish Records Indexing - Poland


JRI Poland #Poland URGENT!!! Hold your orders to AGAD archives #poland

Stanley Diamond
 

Dear friends.

We have just been asked by AGAD to announce and implement
a different procedure for the ordering of, and payment for,
records >from their archives.

There are a few points that require clarification; in addition, we
will need a little time to amend the ordering instructions for
AGAD records on the JRI-Poland web site.

Moreover, there will be different rate per record for multiple orders.
This rate will be *lower* than the standard rate of $10.

To repeat: Do not send any more orders for copies of records to
AGAD until further notice. (The Tarnopol option has been temporarily
removed >from the Polish State Archives order form on our web site.)

Please hold **all** questions concerning this matter...whether or not
you have sent an order to AGAD or plan to do so. Your cooperation
will be appreciated.

Stanley Diamond
Project Coordinator, Jewish Records Indexing - Poland


Historical information on Disna and Vileika Uyezds #general

Joelrat@...
 

For those who may be interested in either Disna or Vileika Uyezds, the
following book is available at Harvard U.

"Materialy po istorii i geografii Disnenskago i Vileiskago uiezdov
Vilenskoi gubernii"

loosely translated as "Material on the history and geography of Disna and
Vileika Uyezds - Vilna Gubernia"

The author was A. [Aleksei] Sapunov. The book was published in Vitebsk in
1896. Worldcat lists Harvard U. as the only institution holding the book
however, try your local inter-library loan librarian. there may be other
institutions holding this book.

Joel Ratner
Coordinator, Vilna District Research Group


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Historical information on Disna and Vileika Uyezds #general

Joelrat@...
 

For those who may be interested in either Disna or Vileika Uyezds, the
following book is available at Harvard U.

"Materialy po istorii i geografii Disnenskago i Vileiskago uiezdov
Vilenskoi gubernii"

loosely translated as "Material on the history and geography of Disna and
Vileika Uyezds - Vilna Gubernia"

The author was A. [Aleksei] Sapunov. The book was published in Vitebsk in
1896. Worldcat lists Harvard U. as the only institution holding the book
however, try your local inter-library loan librarian. there may be other
institutions holding this book.

Joel Ratner
Coordinator, Vilna District Research Group


A new SIG being proposed -- French SIG #general

Pierre M. Hahn <pierre28@...>
 

I have been at time frustrated by the lack of a French SIG on JewishGen,
so as a person researching my family which has many French connections I
asked, and therefore "volunteered" myself as a lightning rod for those
who may have an interest and would join such a SIG. So before another
step, I am taking an informal survey to assess the interest for such a
SIG. I would contemplate it to be a complement to the GER-SIG as some
of it "territory" would overlap (e.g. Alsace, Lorraine, Switzerland,
Luxembourg). However, there is much open space in the French speaking
countries that remains outside the existing JewishGen SIGs.
Ok, so now all that remains is for those of you who may have an interest
in such to e-mail me back (and I will collect your e-mail address) with
your willingness to join or interest in the birth of such a SIG.

Pierre M. Hahn, San Francisco

Please reply to: <pierre28@pacbell.net>


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen A new SIG being proposed -- French SIG #general

Pierre M. Hahn <pierre28@...>
 

I have been at time frustrated by the lack of a French SIG on JewishGen,
so as a person researching my family which has many French connections I
asked, and therefore "volunteered" myself as a lightning rod for those
who may have an interest and would join such a SIG. So before another
step, I am taking an informal survey to assess the interest for such a
SIG. I would contemplate it to be a complement to the GER-SIG as some
of it "territory" would overlap (e.g. Alsace, Lorraine, Switzerland,
Luxembourg). However, there is much open space in the French speaking
countries that remains outside the existing JewishGen SIGs.
Ok, so now all that remains is for those of you who may have an interest
in such to e-mail me back (and I will collect your e-mail address) with
your willingness to join or interest in the birth of such a SIG.

Pierre M. Hahn, San Francisco

Please reply to: <pierre28@pacbell.net>


Re: Sena near #hungary

Michele Sankar <sankosy@...>
 

Hello!

Having ancestors myself >from this village of Abauj-Szina/Sena, I can assure you that this information is all very exciting. My own Lazar
Winter exists! Already I have been in touch with Mr. Lieberman, and he is the most accommodating and helpful man. It is well worth contacting
him, and I feel good knowing that through him, I can contribute to have my ancestors' gravestones restored.

I would be curious to learn something about the village of Sena in the 19th century - history, population, percentage that was Jewish, main
industries/occupations, whether or not the community was "religious" and any of those other details with which we genealogists are obsessed.

One more thing: this H-sig group is incredible. I had never before belonged to a "computer group", and I'm constantly fascinated by the
wealth of information, the assistance and resourcefulness of the members, and the warm yet professional manner in which this entire site is
run. Recently I signed on to another site about a complete different matter not pertaining to genealogy, and was flabbergasted that it was not
even close to the calibre of H-sig. Bravo to all, and thank you for what you've been teaching me. My voluntary contribution is already in the
mail!

Michele Sankar


Hungary SIG #Hungary Re: Sena near #hungary

Michele Sankar <sankosy@...>
 

Hello!

Having ancestors myself >from this village of Abauj-Szina/Sena, I can assure you that this information is all very exciting. My own Lazar
Winter exists! Already I have been in touch with Mr. Lieberman, and he is the most accommodating and helpful man. It is well worth contacting
him, and I feel good knowing that through him, I can contribute to have my ancestors' gravestones restored.

I would be curious to learn something about the village of Sena in the 19th century - history, population, percentage that was Jewish, main
industries/occupations, whether or not the community was "religious" and any of those other details with which we genealogists are obsessed.

One more thing: this H-sig group is incredible. I had never before belonged to a "computer group", and I'm constantly fascinated by the
wealth of information, the assistance and resourcefulness of the members, and the warm yet professional manner in which this entire site is
run. Recently I signed on to another site about a complete different matter not pertaining to genealogy, and was flabbergasted that it was not
even close to the calibre of H-sig. Bravo to all, and thank you for what you've been teaching me. My voluntary contribution is already in the
mail!

Michele Sankar


Re: photo on VIEWMATE #hungary

Gzsuzsi@...
 

Translation - (roughly)
*****
Rosenbach Photo Lab
(A lemezek uta'nrendele'se e'vekig fo"ntartando) The rights to (lemezek =
frames, but in this context - picture/negative) reprints (upheld) for years.
Lo"cse, Uj Utsza 2 = Lo"cse, 2 New Street
*****

Lo"cse - town in Slovakia

Susan Geroe


Hungary SIG #Hungary Re: photo on VIEWMATE #hungary

Gzsuzsi@...
 

Translation - (roughly)
*****
Rosenbach Photo Lab
(A lemezek uta'nrendele'se e'vekig fo"ntartando) The rights to (lemezek =
frames, but in this context - picture/negative) reprints (upheld) for years.
Lo"cse, Uj Utsza 2 = Lo"cse, 2 New Street
*****

Lo"cse - town in Slovakia

Susan Geroe


Help Needed on Difficult Gravestone Inscriptions #general

Eric Adler <eladler@...>
 

I am unable to decipher inscriptions of the following
dates in the cemetery in Grodno:

bet-alef-khet-vav''nun
dalet-heh-vav-resh-dalet-nun-heh 5544

bet-nun-zayin-vav-tsadee-alef-yod yod-vav''bet
5647

vav-zayin''yod Adar 5554

yod-bet-vav Tishri 5637

alef-lamed-heh-yod-mem alef-samekh-peh-vav 5635

(Letters in the same word are separated by hyphens;
words are separated by spaces; '' indicates an
abbreviation. Some letters may be misread.)

Also, what might the abbreviation ayin''heh
immediately after the names of a woman and her
daughter-in-law signify (they died about six years
apart)?

Eric Adler
Washington, DC


Thanks-SSDI vs. CA Death Index #general

Lthorpe883@...
 

Many thanks to all who so generously and thoroughly responded to my query.
The consensus seems to be that this man, who died in 1954, would probably
not be listed in the SSDI, as it includes few deaths before 1962.
I will send for his Soc. Sec. application and see what happens!
Regards-
Linda Thorpe Caciola
Venice, CA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Help Needed on Difficult Gravestone Inscriptions #general

Eric Adler <eladler@...>
 

I am unable to decipher inscriptions of the following
dates in the cemetery in Grodno:

bet-alef-khet-vav''nun
dalet-heh-vav-resh-dalet-nun-heh 5544

bet-nun-zayin-vav-tsadee-alef-yod yod-vav''bet
5647

vav-zayin''yod Adar 5554

yod-bet-vav Tishri 5637

alef-lamed-heh-yod-mem alef-samekh-peh-vav 5635

(Letters in the same word are separated by hyphens;
words are separated by spaces; '' indicates an
abbreviation. Some letters may be misread.)

Also, what might the abbreviation ayin''heh
immediately after the names of a woman and her
daughter-in-law signify (they died about six years
apart)?

Eric Adler
Washington, DC


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Thanks-SSDI vs. CA Death Index #general

Lthorpe883@...
 

Many thanks to all who so generously and thoroughly responded to my query.
The consensus seems to be that this man, who died in 1954, would probably
not be listed in the SSDI, as it includes few deaths before 1962.
I will send for his Soc. Sec. application and see what happens!
Regards-
Linda Thorpe Caciola
Venice, CA


Re: Hebrew/Yiddish for "Lawrence" #general

Judith Romney Wegner
 

I now have this question: given that my great-grandfather's last name
was "Cohen", how likely is it that his first name would have been
"Levi"? It seems pretty contradictory to me. Is there any customary or
Halakhic reason why a Cohen would not have been called "Levi"?
There's no logical reason why a Kohen should not have the given name Levi.
Apart >from anything else, the original Kohanim, according to the Torah,
were members of the tribe of Levi. Kohanim are (theoretically, at least)
the direct descendants of Aaron. But, according to the Torah text, Aaron
was the brother of Moses -- and both were >from the tribe of Levi. (See,
for instance, the genealogy given at Numbers 27:58-59 which spells this out
clearly.) So there's no inconsistency or contradiction involved here.

Judith Romney Wegner


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Hebrew/Yiddish for "Lawrence" #general

Judith Romney Wegner
 

I now have this question: given that my great-grandfather's last name
was "Cohen", how likely is it that his first name would have been
"Levi"? It seems pretty contradictory to me. Is there any customary or
Halakhic reason why a Cohen would not have been called "Levi"?
There's no logical reason why a Kohen should not have the given name Levi.
Apart >from anything else, the original Kohanim, according to the Torah,
were members of the tribe of Levi. Kohanim are (theoretically, at least)
the direct descendants of Aaron. But, according to the Torah text, Aaron
was the brother of Moses -- and both were >from the tribe of Levi. (See,
for instance, the genealogy given at Numbers 27:58-59 which spells this out
clearly.) So there's no inconsistency or contradiction involved here.

Judith Romney Wegner


Genealogy Forum #general

Jan Paul ten Wolde <woldejpc@...>
 

Dear reader of this newsgroup,

I'd like to announce that NedGen Genealogy Search engine
started a Genealogy Forum today.

You can post and read messages related to genealogy. Several topics available.

NedGen has 3.000 to 4,500 visitors/day. One of them who has the
information you're looking for, might read your post. Good idea to
post your surnames?

The link to the Genealogy Forum can be found on http://www.nedgen.nl/

Best whishes,

Jan Paul ten Wolde
webmaster NedGen Genealogy Search engine
http://www.nedgen.nl/
Helping others finding their ancestors online.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Genealogy Forum #general

Jan Paul ten Wolde <woldejpc@...>
 

Dear reader of this newsgroup,

I'd like to announce that NedGen Genealogy Search engine
started a Genealogy Forum today.

You can post and read messages related to genealogy. Several topics available.

NedGen has 3.000 to 4,500 visitors/day. One of them who has the
information you're looking for, might read your post. Good idea to
post your surnames?

The link to the Genealogy Forum can be found on http://www.nedgen.nl/

Best whishes,

Jan Paul ten Wolde
webmaster NedGen Genealogy Search engine
http://www.nedgen.nl/
Helping others finding their ancestors online.


FW: Ekaterinoslav #ukraine

Mazur, Allan <Mazur@...>
 

My family -- MARKOWITZ, MARKIZ, GOTTLIEB, DICK, COHON -- left Ekaterinoslav
for the U.S., most in 1906. They may have been in Gorodny prior to
Ekaterinoslav.

I'm looking for records in Ekaterinoslav or Gorodny.

Israel MARKOWITZ owned a paint store or painting company in Ekaterinoslav,
which he probably sold in 1906.
He came to New York on the ship Potsdam, embarking >from Rotterdam;
unfortunately the passenger manifest is missing.

Any suggestions? Anyone know of local researchers?

Allan Mazur


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine FW: Ekaterinoslav #ukraine

Mazur, Allan <Mazur@...>
 

My family -- MARKOWITZ, MARKIZ, GOTTLIEB, DICK, COHON -- left Ekaterinoslav
for the U.S., most in 1906. They may have been in Gorodny prior to
Ekaterinoslav.

I'm looking for records in Ekaterinoslav or Gorodny.

Israel MARKOWITZ owned a paint store or painting company in Ekaterinoslav,
which he probably sold in 1906.
He came to New York on the ship Potsdam, embarking >from Rotterdam;
unfortunately the passenger manifest is missing.

Any suggestions? Anyone know of local researchers?

Allan Mazur