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Latvia Archives #courland #latvia

STEVE ELLER <steve-eller@...>
 

I waited 22 months!

Steve Eller
Baltimore MD

1. How long does it take for a reply >from Latvia?


Courland SIG #Courland #Latvia Latvia Archives #courland #latvia

STEVE ELLER <steve-eller@...>
 

I waited 22 months!

Steve Eller
Baltimore MD

1. How long does it take for a reply >from Latvia?


Re: Czernowitz #galicia

Shelley K. Pollero <rkpollero@...>
 

Bruce Wexler wrote in part that he has "about 13 pages in German about
the city of Czernowitz."

Several years ago, Gesher Galicia (GG) and ROM-SIG agreed that ROM-SIG
would focus on Bukovina (incl. Czernowitz). GG no longer lists
Czernowitz information in our Family Finder and the following appears as
part of GG's InfoFile on our web site:

BUKOVINA
Acquired by the Austrian Empire >from the Ottoman Empire in 1775.
Merged with Galicia in 1787.
Administered as a separate province after 1849.
Included within the area of focus of the Romanian Special Interest
Group, Rom-SIG. Bukovina shares with Romania a history of Turkish and
Romanian administration that was not experienced by Galicia. Researchers
with roots in Bukovina will probably find more assistance in Rom-SIG
than in Gesher Galicia. <http://www.jewishgen.org/romsig/>

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


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Re: Czernowitz #galicia

Shelley K. Pollero <rkpollero@...>
 

Bruce Wexler wrote in part that he has "about 13 pages in German about
the city of Czernowitz."

Several years ago, Gesher Galicia (GG) and ROM-SIG agreed that ROM-SIG
would focus on Bukovina (incl. Czernowitz). GG no longer lists
Czernowitz information in our Family Finder and the following appears as
part of GG's InfoFile on our web site:

BUKOVINA
Acquired by the Austrian Empire >from the Ottoman Empire in 1775.
Merged with Galicia in 1787.
Administered as a separate province after 1849.
Included within the area of focus of the Romanian Special Interest
Group, Rom-SIG. Bukovina shares with Romania a history of Turkish and
Romanian administration that was not experienced by Galicia. Researchers
with roots in Bukovina will probably find more assistance in Rom-SIG
than in Gesher Galicia. <http://www.jewishgen.org/romsig/>

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


Re: Helping ID Lodz Shul in Anecdote #lodz #poland

AbeGreenho@...
 

Hi all,

I forgot to point out in my message that identifying this Shul should help me
determine where exactly my family lived in Lodz. Any info would be greatly
appreciated.

Abraham J. Greenhouse


Re: lodz digest: December 11, 2000 #lodz #poland

Fbussgang@...
 

In a message dated 12/12/00 1:09:48 AM, lodz@lyris.jewishgen.org writes:

<< I know that my family were marrying and having children in Lodz during
this time period, yet none of their records show up. >>

Could records for Baluty, the Jewish section be recorded separately?

<<Why would a married Jewish couple, already having an 8-year-old child, be
required to remarry in a civil ceremony in the Lodz ghetto in 1941?>>

Perhaps they had only a religious ceremony and not a civil one.

<<Why would someone go to a court in Lodz in 1946 to have someone declared
legally deceased? >>

Perhaps in order to claim an inheritance.

Fay Bussgang
Lexington, MA


Lodz Area Research Group #Lodz #Poland Re: Helping ID Lodz Shul in Anecdote #lodz #poland

AbeGreenho@...
 

Hi all,

I forgot to point out in my message that identifying this Shul should help me
determine where exactly my family lived in Lodz. Any info would be greatly
appreciated.

Abraham J. Greenhouse


Lodz Area Research Group #Lodz #Poland Re: lodz digest: December 11, 2000 #lodz #poland

Fbussgang@...
 

In a message dated 12/12/00 1:09:48 AM, lodz@lyris.jewishgen.org writes:

<< I know that my family were marrying and having children in Lodz during
this time period, yet none of their records show up. >>

Could records for Baluty, the Jewish section be recorded separately?

<<Why would a married Jewish couple, already having an 8-year-old child, be
required to remarry in a civil ceremony in the Lodz ghetto in 1941?>>

Perhaps they had only a religious ceremony and not a civil one.

<<Why would someone go to a court in Lodz in 1946 to have someone declared
legally deceased? >>

Perhaps in order to claim an inheritance.

Fay Bussgang
Lexington, MA


Re: civil registration vs sinagogue registration (Warszava) #poland

Stanley Diamond
 

In a message dated 12/12/2000 10:51:19 AM EST, genealog@mail.ru writes:

Dear listers!
I'm quite new to this list but for a few time I was performing a search
regarding my Warsawa-borned ancestors off-line. The web allowed me to
enjoyed
from a dozen of new entrances founded in wounderful on-line REIPP database.
But I didn't find out here any answer to my important question say
theoretical question.
My ggparents were born in Warsawa in 1869 (my ggmother),1872, 1875 -
ggmother's brother and sister. Gma Khana Tatelbom was got civil
registration in 1877. I've supposed together with her smaler brother and
sister.
So, does anybody has any idea is there somewhere(in Warsawa or elsewhere)
sinagogue registers for the said years or there is nothing like original
sinagogue registers and only civil registration for a few years and for a
few
districts of warsawa(as it follows >from REIPP data) are hold?
Does anybody has any idea REIPP put in the web notices about all existing
civil regiters or not? I recognize that not all years mentioned in the web
are indexed. Perhaps, something for some years are hold in Warsawa or it is
hopeless and due to WWII we have such holes like between 1860 and 1880
(ab. 20 years)?
And again I'm worry has anybody even seen NON-civil registration for
Warsawa jews?
TIA,
Irene Anisov
Well, Irene, you have been away a long time! The name of our project
was changed to Jewish Records Indexing - Poland in late 1997.

In answer to your question, I am pleased to advise that the Warsaw
Branch of the Polish State Archives has recently completed a detailed
inventory of the 216 vital records registers for the City of Warsaw.
These civil registers were not microfilmed by the Mormons.

The inventorying was a long and complicated procedure, the details
of which are not important for this discussion. But this work could not
start until the registers were fumigated and preservered (many were
given new bindings).

While the large majority of the registers are post-1866, there are a
few for the years 1858 to 1866.

The inventory includes registers for every year >from 1867 to 1900 as
well as a number of 20th century registers, ending with one register
for 1918 and one for 1925. Registers after 1900 are not available to
JRI-Poland for indexing until 100 years have past.

Work has started on indexing the earliest registers but because of
a general lack of index pages, the process will not be quick.

We will keep readers posted as new information becomes available.
In the meantime, we would respectfully request that readers refrain
from contacting JRI-Poland with personal questions regarding these
registers.

Stanley Diamond
Project Coordinator, Jewish Records Indexing - Poland


JRI Poland #Poland Re: civil registration vs sinagogue registration (Warszava) #poland

Stanley Diamond
 

In a message dated 12/12/2000 10:51:19 AM EST, genealog@mail.ru writes:

Dear listers!
I'm quite new to this list but for a few time I was performing a search
regarding my Warsawa-borned ancestors off-line. The web allowed me to
enjoyed
from a dozen of new entrances founded in wounderful on-line REIPP database.
But I didn't find out here any answer to my important question say
theoretical question.
My ggparents were born in Warsawa in 1869 (my ggmother),1872, 1875 -
ggmother's brother and sister. Gma Khana Tatelbom was got civil
registration in 1877. I've supposed together with her smaler brother and
sister.
So, does anybody has any idea is there somewhere(in Warsawa or elsewhere)
sinagogue registers for the said years or there is nothing like original
sinagogue registers and only civil registration for a few years and for a
few
districts of warsawa(as it follows >from REIPP data) are hold?
Does anybody has any idea REIPP put in the web notices about all existing
civil regiters or not? I recognize that not all years mentioned in the web
are indexed. Perhaps, something for some years are hold in Warsawa or it is
hopeless and due to WWII we have such holes like between 1860 and 1880
(ab. 20 years)?
And again I'm worry has anybody even seen NON-civil registration for
Warsawa jews?
TIA,
Irene Anisov
Well, Irene, you have been away a long time! The name of our project
was changed to Jewish Records Indexing - Poland in late 1997.

In answer to your question, I am pleased to advise that the Warsaw
Branch of the Polish State Archives has recently completed a detailed
inventory of the 216 vital records registers for the City of Warsaw.
These civil registers were not microfilmed by the Mormons.

The inventorying was a long and complicated procedure, the details
of which are not important for this discussion. But this work could not
start until the registers were fumigated and preservered (many were
given new bindings).

While the large majority of the registers are post-1866, there are a
few for the years 1858 to 1866.

The inventory includes registers for every year >from 1867 to 1900 as
well as a number of 20th century registers, ending with one register
for 1918 and one for 1925. Registers after 1900 are not available to
JRI-Poland for indexing until 100 years have past.

Work has started on indexing the earliest registers but because of
a general lack of index pages, the process will not be quick.

We will keep readers posted as new information becomes available.
In the meantime, we would respectfully request that readers refrain
from contacting JRI-Poland with personal questions regarding these
registers.

Stanley Diamond
Project Coordinator, Jewish Records Indexing - Poland


video - Lost Wooden Synagogues of Lithuania #lithuania

Carol Skydell <cskydell@...>
 

Just to keep you informed...the Video Shop at the JewishGenMall will have "The Lost Wooden Synagogues of Lithuania," the 48 minute video narrated by Theodore Bikel, for sale shortly.

If you haven't already been there, please come and check out the mall and be sure to review the grand opening SPECIALS at

<http://www.jewishgen.org/jewishgenmall/>

Shop the Mall and you are supporting JewishGen!

thanks for visiting
Carol Skydell
JewishGen Operations


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania video - Lost Wooden Synagogues of Lithuania #lithuania

Carol Skydell <cskydell@...>
 

Just to keep you informed...the Video Shop at the JewishGenMall will have "The Lost Wooden Synagogues of Lithuania," the 48 minute video narrated by Theodore Bikel, for sale shortly.

If you haven't already been there, please come and check out the mall and be sure to review the grand opening SPECIALS at

<http://www.jewishgen.org/jewishgenmall/>

Shop the Mall and you are supporting JewishGen!

thanks for visiting
Carol Skydell
JewishGen Operations


Expulsion 1886 from Prussia #lithuania

Dr. Ruth Leiserowitz
 

During my research about Jewish migration >from Lithuania/Poland to East
Prussia I found long lists with names of expelled people. A lot of poor
Jewish families without German citizenship living in Prussia since 1871 or
similar were expelled in 1886 or 87 - only few went directly >from Germany
to America. Does somebody have information, what happened with people, who
were forced by Prussian government to return? Did they also manage to
emigrate to America directly >from Lithuania/Poland ? Does somebody have
information or memories about the short "Prussian period" in his ancestors
life?

TIA

Ruth Leiserowitz
Searching:
LEISEROWITZ (Heydekrug), SANDELOWSKY (Alt-Sussemilken, Tilsit), ISAKOWITZ,
CHRANOWITZ
-------------------------------
Dr. Ruth Leiserowitz, Berlin
ruth@leiserowitz.de
http://www.judeninostpreussen.de/englishindex.html


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Expulsion 1886 from Prussia #lithuania

Dr. Ruth Leiserowitz
 

During my research about Jewish migration >from Lithuania/Poland to East
Prussia I found long lists with names of expelled people. A lot of poor
Jewish families without German citizenship living in Prussia since 1871 or
similar were expelled in 1886 or 87 - only few went directly >from Germany
to America. Does somebody have information, what happened with people, who
were forced by Prussian government to return? Did they also manage to
emigrate to America directly >from Lithuania/Poland ? Does somebody have
information or memories about the short "Prussian period" in his ancestors
life?

TIA

Ruth Leiserowitz
Searching:
LEISEROWITZ (Heydekrug), SANDELOWSKY (Alt-Sussemilken, Tilsit), ISAKOWITZ,
CHRANOWITZ
-------------------------------
Dr. Ruth Leiserowitz, Berlin
ruth@leiserowitz.de
http://www.judeninostpreussen.de/englishindex.html


Siauliai Data Distribution #lithuania

Carol Baker <carolcbaker@...>
 

The Siauliai District Research Group has just distributed these lists
with a total of 3,005 records:

Akmene 1903 rabbi electors
Gruzdziai 1912 municipal electors
Klykoliai 1892 rabbi electors
Kriukai 1912 municipal electors
Kurseniai 1855 real estate owners
Laizuva 1855 real estate owners
Luoke 1899 rabbi electors
Pasvitinys 1915 real estate owners
Saukenai 1855 real estate owners
Seduva 1856 real estate owners
Seduva 1904 box taxpayers
Siauliai City 1892 real estate owners
Siauliai District 1859 farmers
Siauliai District 1904 rabbi electors
Siauliai District 1914 real estate owners
Tryskiai 1855 real estate owners
Tryskiai 1885 real estate owners
Uzventis 1855 real estate owners
Vegeriai 1866 real estate owners
Vieksniai 1896 box taxpayers
Zagare 1908 residents

and a fascinating list titled "Kaunas Gubernia Jews Expelled >from Riga"
dated 1895 with 540 records showing the name of the person who "adopted"
them while in Riga.

If you are researching families in the Siauliai area, you should be
aware of the fact that our research group has to date acquired,
translated and distributed 143 community lists and the 1858 Revision
list and additional revision lists of 1866-1869 for a total of 36,926
records! In addition to the towns above, we have data from: Baisogala,
Joniskis, Kurtuvenai, Leckava, Lygumai, Mazeikiai, Padubysys, Papile,
Radviliskis, Siaulenai and Vaiguva.

To receive this treasure trove of information as an e-mail attachment in
Excel format, please send your tax deductible donation for $100.
Directions for payment by check or credit card are at
http://www.jewishgen.org/litvak/donor.htm

Carol Baker
Siauliai District Research Group Coordinator
carolcbaker@mediaone.net


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Siauliai Data Distribution #lithuania

Carol Baker <carolcbaker@...>
 

The Siauliai District Research Group has just distributed these lists
with a total of 3,005 records:

Akmene 1903 rabbi electors
Gruzdziai 1912 municipal electors
Klykoliai 1892 rabbi electors
Kriukai 1912 municipal electors
Kurseniai 1855 real estate owners
Laizuva 1855 real estate owners
Luoke 1899 rabbi electors
Pasvitinys 1915 real estate owners
Saukenai 1855 real estate owners
Seduva 1856 real estate owners
Seduva 1904 box taxpayers
Siauliai City 1892 real estate owners
Siauliai District 1859 farmers
Siauliai District 1904 rabbi electors
Siauliai District 1914 real estate owners
Tryskiai 1855 real estate owners
Tryskiai 1885 real estate owners
Uzventis 1855 real estate owners
Vegeriai 1866 real estate owners
Vieksniai 1896 box taxpayers
Zagare 1908 residents

and a fascinating list titled "Kaunas Gubernia Jews Expelled >from Riga"
dated 1895 with 540 records showing the name of the person who "adopted"
them while in Riga.

If you are researching families in the Siauliai area, you should be
aware of the fact that our research group has to date acquired,
translated and distributed 143 community lists and the 1858 Revision
list and additional revision lists of 1866-1869 for a total of 36,926
records! In addition to the towns above, we have data from: Baisogala,
Joniskis, Kurtuvenai, Leckava, Lygumai, Mazeikiai, Padubysys, Papile,
Radviliskis, Siaulenai and Vaiguva.

To receive this treasure trove of information as an e-mail attachment in
Excel format, please send your tax deductible donation for $100.
Directions for payment by check or credit card are at
http://www.jewishgen.org/litvak/donor.htm

Carol Baker
Siauliai District Research Group Coordinator
carolcbaker@mediaone.net


Another JewishGen success story #general

Richard <richard@...>
 

JewishGen,

I have a similar success story to the one that Joyce just told. I have
been convinced for years that I would not find any information regarding
the Shenkin Family. My grandmother was a Shenkin and I know some
information about her side of the family. A couple of weeks ago, I posted
a request to this list. Within the last two days, the entire situation
has changed.

I got some email communications >from someone who believed she had a
connection. After she gave me some exciting confirmation, she pointed me
to an 87 Year old man living in Florida. I called him up and we talked for
two hours. He was my grandmother's first cousin. He had story after
story about my Great Great Grandfather whom he had actually *lived* with
for 10 years. I won't bore you with all of the details :-)

Turns out about 8 months ago, many of the family members started to try to
find each other. To make a long story short, I am now on a list of 18
descendants of this original Jewish immigrant >from Russia. I am meeting
new cousins through email. Thank you so much for making this possible.

Regards,
Richard Blalock


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Another JewishGen success story #general

Richard <richard@...>
 

JewishGen,

I have a similar success story to the one that Joyce just told. I have
been convinced for years that I would not find any information regarding
the Shenkin Family. My grandmother was a Shenkin and I know some
information about her side of the family. A couple of weeks ago, I posted
a request to this list. Within the last two days, the entire situation
has changed.

I got some email communications >from someone who believed she had a
connection. After she gave me some exciting confirmation, she pointed me
to an 87 Year old man living in Florida. I called him up and we talked for
two hours. He was my grandmother's first cousin. He had story after
story about my Great Great Grandfather whom he had actually *lived* with
for 10 years. I won't bore you with all of the details :-)

Turns out about 8 months ago, many of the family members started to try to
find each other. To make a long story short, I am now on a list of 18
descendants of this original Jewish immigrant >from Russia. I am meeting
new cousins through email. Thank you so much for making this possible.

Regards,
Richard Blalock


Help on 1905 Brooklyn Census #general

Howard Bensen <aj680@...>
 

When my gmother arrived in New York in 1906, she stated that she was
joining my gfather at 329 Vermont Ave in Brooklyn. Thinking it was
worth a try to find him in the 1905 NY State census, I learned that
there is a Vermont Ave in East New York and a substantial Jewish
community lived there at the time. >from the Discussion Group archives,
it appears that there is no Brooklyn street index for that census,
making the task daunting.

If anyone knows the 1905 Assembly District and Enumeration District for
Vermont Ave, or just the Assembly District, or even the Assembly
District for a community close by it would cut down the search
considerably and I would be most grateful for the information.

Howard Bensen
Woodland Hills, CA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Help on 1905 Brooklyn Census #general

Howard Bensen <aj680@...>
 

When my gmother arrived in New York in 1906, she stated that she was
joining my gfather at 329 Vermont Ave in Brooklyn. Thinking it was
worth a try to find him in the 1905 NY State census, I learned that
there is a Vermont Ave in East New York and a substantial Jewish
community lived there at the time. >from the Discussion Group archives,
it appears that there is no Brooklyn street index for that census,
making the task daunting.

If anyone knows the 1905 Assembly District and Enumeration District for
Vermont Ave, or just the Assembly District, or even the Assembly
District for a community close by it would cut down the search
considerably and I would be most grateful for the information.

Howard Bensen
Woodland Hills, CA