Date   

Grobin-Hasenpoth District (Post-Drogin Estate #courland #latvia

HBArkoff@...
 

Does anyone have any information on the Post Drogin Estate of Hasenpoth
(Aizpute)? I have recently received documents on my grandfather, Abram
Berelovitch Lurye(LUrie) (in yiddish Berel is Tzvi, in Hebrew Ber
Hersh) in that he lived on the Post Drogin Estate >from 1878 to at least 1898.
The information was >from the Latvian Historical Archives Fond 96. Also
mentioned are several "peasant owners of yards" Andrey Girtov Senit who lived
on farm Svaya, Fritz Fritzev Veidman, who lived on farm Shadin in the
district of Durbe, and Klaav Andreyev Zivert who lived on the far Adzel. Can
anyone give me any information about who owned the Post Drogin Estate, etc.
Also, are any of these names familiar to anybody?
Harold Arkoff HBArkoff@aol.com
Researching LURIE, FRIEDMAN, GREENSPOHN, ZIV >from kursanai, LAIZUVA,
MAZEIKIAI, LECKAVA, LITHUANIA AND LIBAU, VAINODEN AND AIZPUTE, LATVIA


Searchable map! #hungary

szombat <szombat@...>
 

A few friend of mine >from Kolozsvar developed a searchable road-map, with
all localities >from Hungary, Romania and Slovakia.
Is a tiny little software, working under all kind of MS Windows, and DOS
too.
It is easy to use, but the control panel is in Hungarian, Rom, or Slov.
If you wish, I could post it for downloading on my homepage.
It is free, and it is not bigger than 2 MB.

Best regards,
Winter Peter


Kecske #hungary

szombat <szombat@...>
 

Dear H-siggers,
The Jewish cemetery >from Kekcse is posted.
Family names involved:
DICKER
FRIED
GELDMANN
GRÓSZ
MANDEL
VASS

URL: http://www.geocities.com/winter_peter_4/

At photo database link.

best regards,
Peter Winter


Courland SIG #Courland #Latvia Grobin-Hasenpoth District (Post-Drogin Estate #courland #latvia

HBArkoff@...
 

Does anyone have any information on the Post Drogin Estate of Hasenpoth
(Aizpute)? I have recently received documents on my grandfather, Abram
Berelovitch Lurye(LUrie) (in yiddish Berel is Tzvi, in Hebrew Ber
Hersh) in that he lived on the Post Drogin Estate >from 1878 to at least 1898.
The information was >from the Latvian Historical Archives Fond 96. Also
mentioned are several "peasant owners of yards" Andrey Girtov Senit who lived
on farm Svaya, Fritz Fritzev Veidman, who lived on farm Shadin in the
district of Durbe, and Klaav Andreyev Zivert who lived on the far Adzel. Can
anyone give me any information about who owned the Post Drogin Estate, etc.
Also, are any of these names familiar to anybody?
Harold Arkoff HBArkoff@aol.com
Researching LURIE, FRIEDMAN, GREENSPOHN, ZIV >from kursanai, LAIZUVA,
MAZEIKIAI, LECKAVA, LITHUANIA AND LIBAU, VAINODEN AND AIZPUTE, LATVIA


Hungary SIG #Hungary Searchable map! #hungary

szombat <szombat@...>
 

A few friend of mine >from Kolozsvar developed a searchable road-map, with
all localities >from Hungary, Romania and Slovakia.
Is a tiny little software, working under all kind of MS Windows, and DOS
too.
It is easy to use, but the control panel is in Hungarian, Rom, or Slov.
If you wish, I could post it for downloading on my homepage.
It is free, and it is not bigger than 2 MB.

Best regards,
Winter Peter


Hungary SIG #Hungary Kecske #hungary

szombat <szombat@...>
 

Dear H-siggers,
The Jewish cemetery >from Kekcse is posted.
Family names involved:
DICKER
FRIED
GELDMANN
GRÓSZ
MANDEL
VASS

URL: http://www.geocities.com/winter_peter_4/

At photo database link.

best regards,
Peter Winter


Yizkor Book November 2000 update #lodz #poland

Seflaum@...
 

Subject: November 2000 update
From: Joyce Field <jfield@indy.net>

November 2000 monthly report for Yizkor Book Project

For the month of November 2000 the Yizkor Book Project added four new
entries and 10 updates to our web site at
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/translations.html.

New Entries:

Radoshkowitz, Belarus
Rozhan, Poland
Stryy, Ukraine: "Schupo-Kriegsverbrecher von Stryj vor dem Wiener
Volksgericht"
Zagliembie Region, Poland

Updates:

Bolekhov, Ukraine
Buchach, Ukraine
Jurbarkas, Lithuania
Mikulnice, Ukraine
Oradera, Romania
Polonnye, Ukraine
Przemysl, Poland
Radsymin, Poland
Radomsko, Poland
Rzeszow, Poland

Once again, a reminder is in order of the translation projects that
would appreciate your financial support. Contributions can be made
online or by printing the online form to be included with a
contribution made to through regular mail. Instructions are at
http://www.JewishGen.org/JewishGenerosity/YizkorTrans.html. Please
consider an additional contribution to JewishGen, which provides all
administrative and infrastructure services to the Yizkor Book Project
at no charge.

Bolekhov, Ukraine
Buchach, Ukraine
Chelm, Poland
Czyzew, Poland
Dokshitsy, Belarus
Drogichin, Belarus
Gargzdai, Lithuania
Goniadz, Poland
Gorodenka, Ukraine
Gorodok, Ukraine
Kremenets, Ukraine
Krynki, Poland
Lancut, Poland
Moravia
Przemysl, Poland
Pulawy, Poland
Rozhnyatov, Ukraine
Rzeszow, Poland
Slutsk, Belarus
Sochaczew, Poland
Stawiski, Poland
Telekhany, Belarus
Wolbrom, Poland
Yedintsy, Moldova
Zgierz, Poland

Joyce Field
Yizkor Book Project Manager


Lodz Area Research Group #Lodz #Poland Yizkor Book November 2000 update #poland #lodz

Seflaum@...
 

Subject: November 2000 update
From: Joyce Field <jfield@indy.net>

November 2000 monthly report for Yizkor Book Project

For the month of November 2000 the Yizkor Book Project added four new
entries and 10 updates to our web site at
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/translations.html.

New Entries:

Radoshkowitz, Belarus
Rozhan, Poland
Stryy, Ukraine: "Schupo-Kriegsverbrecher von Stryj vor dem Wiener
Volksgericht"
Zagliembie Region, Poland

Updates:

Bolekhov, Ukraine
Buchach, Ukraine
Jurbarkas, Lithuania
Mikulnice, Ukraine
Oradera, Romania
Polonnye, Ukraine
Przemysl, Poland
Radsymin, Poland
Radomsko, Poland
Rzeszow, Poland

Once again, a reminder is in order of the translation projects that
would appreciate your financial support. Contributions can be made
online or by printing the online form to be included with a
contribution made to through regular mail. Instructions are at
http://www.JewishGen.org/JewishGenerosity/YizkorTrans.html. Please
consider an additional contribution to JewishGen, which provides all
administrative and infrastructure services to the Yizkor Book Project
at no charge.

Bolekhov, Ukraine
Buchach, Ukraine
Chelm, Poland
Czyzew, Poland
Dokshitsy, Belarus
Drogichin, Belarus
Gargzdai, Lithuania
Goniadz, Poland
Gorodenka, Ukraine
Gorodok, Ukraine
Kremenets, Ukraine
Krynki, Poland
Lancut, Poland
Moravia
Przemysl, Poland
Pulawy, Poland
Rozhnyatov, Ukraine
Rzeszow, Poland
Slutsk, Belarus
Sochaczew, Poland
Stawiski, Poland
Telekhany, Belarus
Wolbrom, Poland
Yedintsy, Moldova
Zgierz, Poland

Joyce Field
Yizkor Book Project Manager


Arawa, is it in Galicia? #galicia

Gary Luke <feraltek@...>
 

Could someone please clarify for me whether the Arava district is in
Galicia or not. It includes a group of towns that straddle the current
Slovakia/Poland border west of Nowy Targ. Part is inside the map of Galicia
that appears on the SIG website, but these towns seem to have been
administered >from Trstena during the later 1800s. Other towns of Arava (in
current Slovakia) were under Namestovo. The particular towns of interest
became part of Poland due to a plebiscite after WW1 - Jablonka, Piekielnik,
Podwilk, Bukowina, Chyzne, Lipnica, Zubrzyca, Czarny Dunajek (Polish
spellings), other towns of Arava became part of Slovakia.

When under Poland the above named towns were administered >from Nowy Targ.
The Nazi invasion moved the border for a few years to put them in Slovakia.
Arava means orphan - named after a stub of a river that runs >from a lake
through Dolny Kubin to the Vah. The records seem to have suffered the fate
of an outcast orphan - shifted back and forth and generally lost. My father
grew up there knowing that they used to be part of Galicia, but there is no
mention of them in the Galitzianer newsletter. Could someone please explain
it.

If it isn't Galicia, would anyone know what province of Hungary I should be
checking for records?

Thanks for any help

Gary

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


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Arawa, is it in Galicia? #galicia

Gary Luke <feraltek@...>
 

Could someone please clarify for me whether the Arava district is in
Galicia or not. It includes a group of towns that straddle the current
Slovakia/Poland border west of Nowy Targ. Part is inside the map of Galicia
that appears on the SIG website, but these towns seem to have been
administered >from Trstena during the later 1800s. Other towns of Arava (in
current Slovakia) were under Namestovo. The particular towns of interest
became part of Poland due to a plebiscite after WW1 - Jablonka, Piekielnik,
Podwilk, Bukowina, Chyzne, Lipnica, Zubrzyca, Czarny Dunajek (Polish
spellings), other towns of Arava became part of Slovakia.

When under Poland the above named towns were administered >from Nowy Targ.
The Nazi invasion moved the border for a few years to put them in Slovakia.
Arava means orphan - named after a stub of a river that runs >from a lake
through Dolny Kubin to the Vah. The records seem to have suffered the fate
of an outcast orphan - shifted back and forth and generally lost. My father
grew up there knowing that they used to be part of Galicia, but there is no
mention of them in the Galitzianer newsletter. Could someone please explain
it.

If it isn't Galicia, would anyone know what province of Hungary I should be
checking for records?

Thanks for any help

Gary

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


December update for the Belarus SIG #general

Edward Rosenbaum <erosenbaum@...>
 

This month is starting out just as busy as last. Here is what has just
recently been added to the Belarus SIG at
http://www.jewishgen.org/belarus/index.html

-1874 Borisov revision list, by Mike Levine.
-1834 Borisov revision list, by Mike Levine
-Grodno Organizations, by Jerry Seligsohn
-United Brisker Benevolent Society - 1949, by Jerry Seligsohn
-Part of conscripts list 1879 for 1st conscription office of Kobrin uyezd
(district), by Vitaly Charny
-Shchedrin - Russian laws and Jewish farming, by Vitaly Charny
-The Rogachev cemetery, by David Fox
-Ostrowshitskiy Gorodok revision list, by Vitaly Charny
-Lachowicze revision list of 1816
-Lachowicze revision list of 1819
-The Grodno cemetery, by Eric Adler
-The Borisov cemetery, by Eliyahu Tavger
-The 1911 Vitebsk Vsia Rossiia has been added to the All Belarus database.

In addition, the Belarus Surname Index
(http://www.jewishgen.org/belarus/static_index.htm) is now up to 18141
indexed surnames coming >from 92 different databases that are not already
included in the All Belarus Database.

Edward Rosenbaum
Bergenfield, NJ
Webmaster, Belarus SIG (http://www.jewishgen.org/belarus)
President, JGS of Bergen County, New Jersey
(http://www.crosswinds.net/~erosenbaum/jgsbc)
email: erosenbaum@mail.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen December update for the Belarus SIG #general

Edward Rosenbaum <erosenbaum@...>
 

This month is starting out just as busy as last. Here is what has just
recently been added to the Belarus SIG at
http://www.jewishgen.org/belarus/index.html

-1874 Borisov revision list, by Mike Levine.
-1834 Borisov revision list, by Mike Levine
-Grodno Organizations, by Jerry Seligsohn
-United Brisker Benevolent Society - 1949, by Jerry Seligsohn
-Part of conscripts list 1879 for 1st conscription office of Kobrin uyezd
(district), by Vitaly Charny
-Shchedrin - Russian laws and Jewish farming, by Vitaly Charny
-The Rogachev cemetery, by David Fox
-Ostrowshitskiy Gorodok revision list, by Vitaly Charny
-Lachowicze revision list of 1816
-Lachowicze revision list of 1819
-The Grodno cemetery, by Eric Adler
-The Borisov cemetery, by Eliyahu Tavger
-The 1911 Vitebsk Vsia Rossiia has been added to the All Belarus database.

In addition, the Belarus Surname Index
(http://www.jewishgen.org/belarus/static_index.htm) is now up to 18141
indexed surnames coming >from 92 different databases that are not already
included in the All Belarus Database.

Edward Rosenbaum
Bergenfield, NJ
Webmaster, Belarus SIG (http://www.jewishgen.org/belarus)
President, JGS of Bergen County, New Jersey
(http://www.crosswinds.net/~erosenbaum/jgsbc)
email: erosenbaum@mail.com


strategy for obtaining Belarus records #belarus

Miriam Margolyes <75342.3217@...>
 

In the Newsletter of Oct 12th. our Co-Ordinator, who has
done a huge amount to bring information to us about the
genealogical records within Belarus, made an important
request for "any additional information anyone can provide
that might shed additional light on this situation."

May I bring these thoughts to the discussion.

My 2 visits to Belarus & the Archives in Grodno & Minsk in
1998 & 1999 convinced me of the goodwill of the authorities
there.

Their problem is, that IF they were to open all the archives
& make copies etc, they would have nothing left of their own
- and as they are a desperately poor nation, they simply cannot
afford to "let go" their archive material. It is their only hope
of making any foreign money-which is what they need.

My suggestion is that we should be asking for the INDEXING of
all their Archival material: these Indexes should be preferably
made available on the Internet, perhaps through the Jewishgen
website.

We will then know what lies contained in the tomes of fonds,
papers, references etc. which are (badly) stored in their
poverty-stricken departments. However, we should agree that
all the ACCESS, & COPYING of those documents is controlled by
the official Belarus Archive & paid for -according to the not
terribly expensive fee scale,which they demand at this moment.

Accessible indexes are in the interests of ALL researchers & of
the Archives themselves. Since the Archive Director must work
within a very bureaucratic hierarchy & would be terribly vulnerable
to criticism, should she be seen to be surrendering precious
Archive material to foreigners, we cannot expect any "guarantees"
from her.

If we can establish a working relationship with a common goal,
we CAN offer equipment & money for Indexing & although no guarantees
are ever possible, I am utterly convinced that knowledge of what is
available will be more useful - in the long run- than the individual
pursuit of family records.

This will not be popular with individual Belarussian researchers but
I am convinced it is the only responsible way forward.

Sincerely,

Miriam MARGOLYES
Santa Monica
e-mail: 75342.3217@compuserve.com

searching:
MARGOLYES (Amdur)
SCHILDKRAUT (Bialy Bor)
PACEWICZ (Grodno)


Belarus SIG #Belarus strategy for obtaining Belarus records #belarus

Miriam Margolyes <75342.3217@...>
 

In the Newsletter of Oct 12th. our Co-Ordinator, who has
done a huge amount to bring information to us about the
genealogical records within Belarus, made an important
request for "any additional information anyone can provide
that might shed additional light on this situation."

May I bring these thoughts to the discussion.

My 2 visits to Belarus & the Archives in Grodno & Minsk in
1998 & 1999 convinced me of the goodwill of the authorities
there.

Their problem is, that IF they were to open all the archives
& make copies etc, they would have nothing left of their own
- and as they are a desperately poor nation, they simply cannot
afford to "let go" their archive material. It is their only hope
of making any foreign money-which is what they need.

My suggestion is that we should be asking for the INDEXING of
all their Archival material: these Indexes should be preferably
made available on the Internet, perhaps through the Jewishgen
website.

We will then know what lies contained in the tomes of fonds,
papers, references etc. which are (badly) stored in their
poverty-stricken departments. However, we should agree that
all the ACCESS, & COPYING of those documents is controlled by
the official Belarus Archive & paid for -according to the not
terribly expensive fee scale,which they demand at this moment.

Accessible indexes are in the interests of ALL researchers & of
the Archives themselves. Since the Archive Director must work
within a very bureaucratic hierarchy & would be terribly vulnerable
to criticism, should she be seen to be surrendering precious
Archive material to foreigners, we cannot expect any "guarantees"
from her.

If we can establish a working relationship with a common goal,
we CAN offer equipment & money for Indexing & although no guarantees
are ever possible, I am utterly convinced that knowledge of what is
available will be more useful - in the long run- than the individual
pursuit of family records.

This will not be popular with individual Belarussian researchers but
I am convinced it is the only responsible way forward.

Sincerely,

Miriam MARGOLYES
Santa Monica
e-mail: 75342.3217@compuserve.com

searching:
MARGOLYES (Amdur)
SCHILDKRAUT (Bialy Bor)
PACEWICZ (Grodno)


Successful research #belarus

Rav Eliyahu Tavger <eliyahu@...>
 

I would like to tell about a successful ending to a long search for a
booklet printed in the 1930's in Minsk.

The story is connected to a famous personality in Minsk, Rabbi Avraham
Goldberg (1897-1988). Rabbi Avraham was the Rabbi of a neighborhood in
Minsk and taught in two Yeshivot , one - the Synagogue of Water Carriers
and the other - Berk Shul, together with Rabbi Yehoshua Tzimbalist
Horodner. Even after the Communists came to rule, he continued with his
position and teaching in the Yeshivot. It can maybe said about him that
he was the last of the Rabbis of Minsk, when at a good time he had 40
students and when he was imprisoned he had 7 students.

In 1931 a baby died >from one of the families, after a complication of
an underground brit mila. As a result of informing by communists, the
mohel, Radomsky, was arrested and a courtcase was held accompanied by
wild incitement. Rabbi Avraham was invited to the court as a defense
witness. He cleverly had to defend the halacha without offending the
anti-religious line of the authorities. Rabbi Avraham's picture appeared
in the Communist paper and he was proclaimed Counter-revolutionary.
Consequently, he was sentenced to 3 years of forced labor camp in Siberia.
As a result of pressure of Jews >from the West, he was freed after 9
months, upon which he left Russia to Israel in 1933.

This court process which was accompanied by incitement by Yevsektsia
against the Rabbi and Judaism filled the newspapers at that time. They
also put out a booklet in Yiddish describing the process of the trial.
When Rabbi Avraham left Russia, the fear of the communists was so strong
that he even refrained >from taking the booklet along with him as a
remembrance.

Several years ago, Rabbi Avraham's grandson approached me to help him
find this booklet in one of the libraries in Minsk. I approached my
friends, and they did not spare any effort in searching for this booklet.
They checked different libraries but the results were nil.

Some time ago, we came to know of a wonderful personality and historian,
Dr. Ina GIRASIMOVA who lives in Minsk. We asked for her help on this
matter. She took the job, with much energy, and traveled to different
libraries throughout Russia. To everyone's pleasant surpise she found
the booklet in the National Library of Jerusalem. The name of the booklet
in Yiddish is "Klerikalen-Shediker Faran Proletarishen Gericht".

The large family Rabbi Goldberg's descendants who all live in Jerusalem
meet every now and then to read the booklet, and when they recall the
sufferings their grandfather went through, amongst shedding tears, they
are filled with appreciation to this energetic lady.

Sincerely,
Eliyahu Tavger
Israel


Announcing the JewishGen Mall! #yizkorbooks

Harriet Brown <hnbrown@...>
 

Please see the message below >from Susan King. Enjoy--and please support
JewishGen, which so generously hosts this group and so many other important
efforts.

Just in time for the holidays! WHEW!!!

After dedicating nearly a year to construct our newest offering,
JewishGen's persistent team of Mall managers is very pleased to announce
the grand opening of The JewishGen Mall on Monday Dec 4th, 2000.

We believe we have created a user-friendly place for your holiday shopping.
Our mall managers have found books, software and videos of genealogical
interest to tempt you. In the new year we will constantly be adding new
products, so be certain to keep looking in.

We invite all of you to come on in and see the huge collection of the very
books, videos (under construction) and software some of you have been
asking about. The URL is:

http://www.jewishgen.org/jewishgenmall

To avoid any misunderstandings, it will be helpful to know that the concept
behind launching the JewishGenMall is similar to that of any Museum Shop
you have visited. The intent is simply to generate additional revenue to
continue support of JewishGen projects and services that rely on
our operational budget.

The JewishGenMall will not compete with online "discounters" or other
publishers, or be competitive with the pricing of other e-tailers. We are
presenting another avenue for you to acquire products that will not only
benefit your research, but at the same time provide additional financial
resources for JewishGen.

Over the last few months, you have seen messages >from our Vice President of
Business and Corporate Development indicating that our operational budget
sometimes falls short of our projected needs. You'll also recall that the
operational budget supports all the mailing lists, websites and server
needs that carry the many databases. The JewishGenMall will be an enjoyable
way for you to continue to support JewishGen today and well into the future..

Today you will find no less than 500 products->from books to software to
videos-that cover almost every area of research. And this is just the
beginning!

In honor of the launch, we are offering at special introductory prices on
some special items and Gift Certificates for the holidays. Make sure you
click on the 'Specials' button today... and look for similar specials each
time you log on to The JewishGen Mall in the future.

There are many exciting new developments on the drawing board for The
JewishGenMall in the future.

Our challenge to you today is simply this. If every one of the 90,000
unique visitors to our website, the 45,000 submitters to the JGFF, and the
15,000 subscribers to the mailing lists made at least one small purchase
every six months >from The JewishGenMall, you will be making a significant
contribution to helping JewishGen help you in your research!

Help us make it happen! Go now to http://www.jewishgen.org/jewishgenmall/
Please join with us today to celebrate the Grand Opening of The
JewishGenMall and say thanks to the extraordinary volunteer effort of Sandy
and Don Hirschhorn, John Berman and Carol Skydell.

Susan King


Belarus SIG #Belarus Successful research #belarus

Rav Eliyahu Tavger <eliyahu@...>
 

I would like to tell about a successful ending to a long search for a
booklet printed in the 1930's in Minsk.

The story is connected to a famous personality in Minsk, Rabbi Avraham
Goldberg (1897-1988). Rabbi Avraham was the Rabbi of a neighborhood in
Minsk and taught in two Yeshivot , one - the Synagogue of Water Carriers
and the other - Berk Shul, together with Rabbi Yehoshua Tzimbalist
Horodner. Even after the Communists came to rule, he continued with his
position and teaching in the Yeshivot. It can maybe said about him that
he was the last of the Rabbis of Minsk, when at a good time he had 40
students and when he was imprisoned he had 7 students.

In 1931 a baby died >from one of the families, after a complication of
an underground brit mila. As a result of informing by communists, the
mohel, Radomsky, was arrested and a courtcase was held accompanied by
wild incitement. Rabbi Avraham was invited to the court as a defense
witness. He cleverly had to defend the halacha without offending the
anti-religious line of the authorities. Rabbi Avraham's picture appeared
in the Communist paper and he was proclaimed Counter-revolutionary.
Consequently, he was sentenced to 3 years of forced labor camp in Siberia.
As a result of pressure of Jews >from the West, he was freed after 9
months, upon which he left Russia to Israel in 1933.

This court process which was accompanied by incitement by Yevsektsia
against the Rabbi and Judaism filled the newspapers at that time. They
also put out a booklet in Yiddish describing the process of the trial.
When Rabbi Avraham left Russia, the fear of the communists was so strong
that he even refrained >from taking the booklet along with him as a
remembrance.

Several years ago, Rabbi Avraham's grandson approached me to help him
find this booklet in one of the libraries in Minsk. I approached my
friends, and they did not spare any effort in searching for this booklet.
They checked different libraries but the results were nil.

Some time ago, we came to know of a wonderful personality and historian,
Dr. Ina GIRASIMOVA who lives in Minsk. We asked for her help on this
matter. She took the job, with much energy, and traveled to different
libraries throughout Russia. To everyone's pleasant surpise she found
the booklet in the National Library of Jerusalem. The name of the booklet
in Yiddish is "Klerikalen-Shediker Faran Proletarishen Gericht".

The large family Rabbi Goldberg's descendants who all live in Jerusalem
meet every now and then to read the booklet, and when they recall the
sufferings their grandfather went through, amongst shedding tears, they
are filled with appreciation to this energetic lady.

Sincerely,
Eliyahu Tavger
Israel


Yizkor Books #YizkorBooks Announcing the JewishGen Mall! #yizkorbooks

Harriet Brown <hnbrown@...>
 

Please see the message below >from Susan King. Enjoy--and please support
JewishGen, which so generously hosts this group and so many other important
efforts.

Just in time for the holidays! WHEW!!!

After dedicating nearly a year to construct our newest offering,
JewishGen's persistent team of Mall managers is very pleased to announce
the grand opening of The JewishGen Mall on Monday Dec 4th, 2000.

We believe we have created a user-friendly place for your holiday shopping.
Our mall managers have found books, software and videos of genealogical
interest to tempt you. In the new year we will constantly be adding new
products, so be certain to keep looking in.

We invite all of you to come on in and see the huge collection of the very
books, videos (under construction) and software some of you have been
asking about. The URL is:

http://www.jewishgen.org/jewishgenmall

To avoid any misunderstandings, it will be helpful to know that the concept
behind launching the JewishGenMall is similar to that of any Museum Shop
you have visited. The intent is simply to generate additional revenue to
continue support of JewishGen projects and services that rely on
our operational budget.

The JewishGenMall will not compete with online "discounters" or other
publishers, or be competitive with the pricing of other e-tailers. We are
presenting another avenue for you to acquire products that will not only
benefit your research, but at the same time provide additional financial
resources for JewishGen.

Over the last few months, you have seen messages >from our Vice President of
Business and Corporate Development indicating that our operational budget
sometimes falls short of our projected needs. You'll also recall that the
operational budget supports all the mailing lists, websites and server
needs that carry the many databases. The JewishGenMall will be an enjoyable
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Re: Town of White Church, Ukraine #general

Alexander Sharon <a.sharon@...>
 

In Ukrainian: Bila Tserkva
--
Alexander Sharon
Calgary, AB.

"Gary Khusidman" <khusid96@erols.com> wrote

In Russian, it is Belaya Tserkov'. But since it's in Ukraine
now, I wonder what the Ukrainian name for it is -- probably
Belaya Cerkiv as Tomek said.


Re: Great Great Grandparents from Prussia #general

Alexander Sharon <a.sharon@...>
 

Susan,

Significance of the praying hands on the tombstones has been discussed
several times on this Forum. Please refer to JG discussion Group archives.

West Prussian towns that you are referring in your letter have been
located within post W.W.II Poland borders
Gratz is known as Grodzisk Wielkoposki at 5214 1622,
and
Schroda is known as S'roda Wielkopolska at 5214 1717

--
Alexander Sharon
Calgary, AB.

Hello all.. I just received a photograph of my GGGrandparents headstones.
I was surprised to read something I hadn't known before. MyGGGrandfather
Nathan Mendel was born in Schroda, Prussia June 19, 1828. On the stone
there are hands making the "Nanoo-Nanoo" sign ...>from Mork and Mindy!
That's the only way to describe it! It also says "Maimonides Lodge
No8010PSI? Or something like that. What is this? My GGGrandmother's
stone- Rosalie Mendel says born in Craetz or Oraetz Prussia Sept 11,
1837.
Can anyone help me with these places or the significance of the hands?