Date   

JGS of Long Island Meeting #general

Jackie Wasserstein
 

The next meeting of the Jewish Genealogy Society of Long Island will be
held on Sunday, May 21.

Time: 2:00 PM
Place: Mid-Island Y JCC 45 Manetto Hill Road Plainview, New York
http://www.miyjcc.org

Topic: Creative and Critical Thinking for Genealogists
Guest Speaker: Ron Arons

There's been much talk in recent years about the standards of proof used by
professional genealogists and hobbyists alike. But until now, no experts
have discussed how to think. Ron Arons has brought together the best ideas >from
leaders in the field of genealogy and will discuss strategies and tactics to
improve the thinking and creativity to solving genealogy problems.

Ron Arons is a popular speaker at IAJGS conferences. He is the author of
"The Jews of Sing Sing", "Wanted! U.S. Criminal Records", and "Mindmaps for
Genealogists". He appeared on the PBS television special, The Jewish Americans.

Admission is free and all are welcome.

Our "Mavens" are available at 1:30 PM to take your genealogy questions.

Jackie Wasserstein


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JGS of Long Island Meeting #general

Jackie Wasserstein
 

The next meeting of the Jewish Genealogy Society of Long Island will be
held on Sunday, May 21.

Time: 2:00 PM
Place: Mid-Island Y JCC 45 Manetto Hill Road Plainview, New York
http://www.miyjcc.org

Topic: Creative and Critical Thinking for Genealogists
Guest Speaker: Ron Arons

There's been much talk in recent years about the standards of proof used by
professional genealogists and hobbyists alike. But until now, no experts
have discussed how to think. Ron Arons has brought together the best ideas >from
leaders in the field of genealogy and will discuss strategies and tactics to
improve the thinking and creativity to solving genealogy problems.

Ron Arons is a popular speaker at IAJGS conferences. He is the author of
"The Jews of Sing Sing", "Wanted! U.S. Criminal Records", and "Mindmaps for
Genealogists". He appeared on the PBS television special, The Jewish Americans.

Admission is free and all are welcome.

Our "Mavens" are available at 1:30 PM to take your genealogy questions.

Jackie Wasserstein


Second Call For Nominations to LitvakSIG Board of Directors 2017 #lithuania

Eden Joachim <esjoachim@...>
 

This is the second call for nominations to the Board to fill the three Board
positions whose terms expire this year. The current board members with
expiring terms this year are Barry Halpern, Ralph Salinger and Amy Wachs.

The nine members of the Board of Directors of LitvakSIG are elected in
overlapping three year terms. The Board determines policies and makes
decisions affecting the organization, especially research priorities.
Monthly Board meetings take place via international conference
calls.

Any dues paying member in good standing of LitvakSIG is eligible to submit a
nomination, either for themselves or for someone else who is a dues paying
member in good standing. All nominations to the board must include the
nominee's biographical statement emphasizing relevant experience, and a
summary of what skills that person can contribute to the Board. This
information should be submitted to each of the five members of the
Nominating Task Force (emails found at end of this message). There is no
limit as to the number of nominees submitted to the Nominating Task Force;
however, no more than three nominees can be recommended.

The report of the Task Force shall include the qualifications and bios of
each candidate nominated and will be displayed on our Members' website. In
cases in which a candidate is also willing to serve as
an officer (to be elected by the Board), the report of the Nominating Task
Force will specify the office in which such candidate is willing to serve
and his or her qualifications.

The period for submitting nominations for consideration by the Nominating
Task Force began April 25, 2017 and ends as of midnight Eastern Daylight
Time, on June 6, 2017. The Nominating Task Force will announce their
recommended nominees on or before June 24, 2017 as per Article VIII, Section
2 of the LitvakSIG Bylaws.

In addition to the nominations by the Task Force, our Bylaws provide that
any qualified candidates who are not recommended by the Task Force may
nominate themselves, after the Nominating Task force has
announced its slate of nominees. Self-nominations can be sent beginning on
June 20 and through July 4, 2017. Their biographical statements,
qualifications, and summary of what skills they can contribute to the Board
will be presented along with the other nominees on our Members' web site.
Submit these nominations to Barry Halpern, the Secretary of LitvakSIG at
barry.halpern@gmail.com.

All names will be placed on the ballot in alphabetical order. Voting will
take place primarily by e-mail during the weeks before the IAJGS Conference
on Jewish Genealogy in Orlando, Florida in July 2017. LitvakSIG members who
do not vote before the meeting will be able to vote in person at the
beginning of the LitvakSIG Annual Meeting, Wednesday, July 26, 2017, during
the conference.

Nominating Task Force 2017:

Eden Joachim, Chair, esjoachim@optonline.net
Jill Anderson, jill.anderson@mac.com
Judy Baston, jrbaston@aol.com
Denise Fletcher, dfletcheroz@gmail.com
Phil Shapiro, philshapiro608@gmail.com


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Second Call For Nominations to LitvakSIG Board of Directors 2017 #lithuania

Eden Joachim <esjoachim@...>
 

This is the second call for nominations to the Board to fill the three Board
positions whose terms expire this year. The current board members with
expiring terms this year are Barry Halpern, Ralph Salinger and Amy Wachs.

The nine members of the Board of Directors of LitvakSIG are elected in
overlapping three year terms. The Board determines policies and makes
decisions affecting the organization, especially research priorities.
Monthly Board meetings take place via international conference
calls.

Any dues paying member in good standing of LitvakSIG is eligible to submit a
nomination, either for themselves or for someone else who is a dues paying
member in good standing. All nominations to the board must include the
nominee's biographical statement emphasizing relevant experience, and a
summary of what skills that person can contribute to the Board. This
information should be submitted to each of the five members of the
Nominating Task Force (emails found at end of this message). There is no
limit as to the number of nominees submitted to the Nominating Task Force;
however, no more than three nominees can be recommended.

The report of the Task Force shall include the qualifications and bios of
each candidate nominated and will be displayed on our Members' website. In
cases in which a candidate is also willing to serve as
an officer (to be elected by the Board), the report of the Nominating Task
Force will specify the office in which such candidate is willing to serve
and his or her qualifications.

The period for submitting nominations for consideration by the Nominating
Task Force began April 25, 2017 and ends as of midnight Eastern Daylight
Time, on June 6, 2017. The Nominating Task Force will announce their
recommended nominees on or before June 24, 2017 as per Article VIII, Section
2 of the LitvakSIG Bylaws.

In addition to the nominations by the Task Force, our Bylaws provide that
any qualified candidates who are not recommended by the Task Force may
nominate themselves, after the Nominating Task force has
announced its slate of nominees. Self-nominations can be sent beginning on
June 20 and through July 4, 2017. Their biographical statements,
qualifications, and summary of what skills they can contribute to the Board
will be presented along with the other nominees on our Members' web site.
Submit these nominations to Barry Halpern, the Secretary of LitvakSIG at
barry.halpern@gmail.com.

All names will be placed on the ballot in alphabetical order. Voting will
take place primarily by e-mail during the weeks before the IAJGS Conference
on Jewish Genealogy in Orlando, Florida in July 2017. LitvakSIG members who
do not vote before the meeting will be able to vote in person at the
beginning of the LitvakSIG Annual Meeting, Wednesday, July 26, 2017, during
the conference.

Nominating Task Force 2017:

Eden Joachim, Chair, esjoachim@optonline.net
Jill Anderson, jill.anderson@mac.com
Judy Baston, jrbaston@aol.com
Denise Fletcher, dfletcheroz@gmail.com
Phil Shapiro, philshapiro608@gmail.com


Shepetovka, Ukraine #ukraine

Barry Sieger
 

My maternal grandparents are >from Shepetovka, Ukraine in the (formerly) Volhnia Oblast. They had some association with nearby Izyaslav, Ukraine but most of their vital records would originate >from Shepetovka. I wrote to a genealogist in Ukraine to ask if he would do some research for me on my family records in Shepetovka but was told that all vital records >from that town were destroyed. That was distressing. Does anyone know if this is true and if so is there some other source I could check for records? THANKS MUCH,

Barry Sieger
Winter Park, Florida
Researching Shapiro, Fuchs, Nimoy

MODERATOR'S NOTE: There are no known vital records >from this town, but it does not mean there are no records. Records can be found, relating to the Jewish community, in archives in Kiyiv and Khmelnitskiy.


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Shepetovka, Ukraine #ukraine

Barry Sieger
 

My maternal grandparents are >from Shepetovka, Ukraine in the (formerly) Volhnia Oblast. They had some association with nearby Izyaslav, Ukraine but most of their vital records would originate >from Shepetovka. I wrote to a genealogist in Ukraine to ask if he would do some research for me on my family records in Shepetovka but was told that all vital records >from that town were destroyed. That was distressing. Does anyone know if this is true and if so is there some other source I could check for records? THANKS MUCH,

Barry Sieger
Winter Park, Florida
Researching Shapiro, Fuchs, Nimoy

MODERATOR'S NOTE: There are no known vital records >from this town, but it does not mean there are no records. Records can be found, relating to the Jewish community, in archives in Kiyiv and Khmelnitskiy.


Re: Relatives from Kupel, Russia #general

Steve Stein
 

Marilynn,

As the (relatively new) Town Leader for Kupel, which is currently in Ukraine
(you may contact me directly >from the town page), and as someone who has
been researching my Kupel roots for 40 years, I share your frustration. The
short answer is, no, we have not found a stash of records as yet. What
Miriam Weiner documents in her RTR database for Kupel is fairly sparse and
as yet unreachable by most individuals. Here is what I have tried:

--- At my own expense, I hired a researcher in Ukraine to explore Revision
Lists in the Zhitomir archive to see if any of the years not listed by
Miriam were potentially missed during her visits. For most of the years,
records are indicated for other shtetls in Starokonstantinov district
(answer: could not find)

--- During the 2015 IAJGS conference in Jerusalem, I spent two days
examining a decade's worth of birth records >from Starokonstantinov that had
been scanned onto CDs held by the Central Archives for the History of the
Jewish People (CAHJP) in Jerusalem, looking for the births of my grandfather
(ca. 1891) and my grandmother (ca. 1895). During the search, it became
apparent that the records were for Starokonstantinov CITY, not
Starokonstantinov DISTRICT (Kupel would be included in the latter, not the
former)

--- I have been working with the leadership of Ukraine SIG to motivate
CAHJP, one of their primary data sources, to locate and prioritize any such
vital records or revision lists. To date, that effort has not borne any
fruit.

--- For JOWBR, I documented all the burials, more than 300, in the plot in
Beth David Cemetery in Elmont, New York, owned by the Kipilier Young Mens
Benevolent Association

--- I have corresponded with other Kupel researchers looking for any
knowledge they may have of records in various places that may be extant and
as yet unharvested, particularly in Rochester, New York, where there was a
synagogue and cemetery plot founded by Kupelers

I am happy to once again try to rally more support and resources to explore
the existence of Kupel records.

Steve Stein
Town Leader for Kupel, Ukraine
Highland Park, New Jersey USA
Kupel surnames: SHTROM, GERTZMAN, KUTZI, SHUSTER


Subject: Relatives >from Kupel, Russia
From: Marilynn Bloom <michitradingco@me.com>
Date: Sun, 14 May 2017 17:00:36 -0500
Hi Everyone,
I've been on JewishGen for many years and I am looking for records from
Kupel, Russia. Almost all my paternal family is >from there, and I have not
been able to find any info on Kupel. I belong to the Ukraine Sig group and
I
believe there's still a Town Leader for Kupel, but so far nothing has been
published. I know there is a large group of Kupelians in NY, but that has
not been helpful for me. If there is anyone who could help me in my
search,
I would truly appreciate it? Thanks so much.
Marilynn Bloom
Houston, TX


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine RE: Relatives from Kupel, Russia #ukraine

Steve Stein
 

Marilynn,

As the (relatively new) Town Leader for Kupel, which is currently in Ukraine
(you may contact me directly >from the town page), and as someone who has
been researching my Kupel roots for 40 years, I share your frustration. The
short answer is, no, we have not found a stash of records as yet. What
Miriam Weiner documents in her RTR database for Kupel is fairly sparse and
as yet unreachable by most individuals. Here is what I have tried:

--- At my own expense, I hired a researcher in Ukraine to explore Revision
Lists in the Zhitomir archive to see if any of the years not listed by
Miriam were potentially missed during her visits. For most of the years,
records are indicated for other shtetls in Starokonstantinov district
(answer: could not find)

--- During the 2015 IAJGS conference in Jerusalem, I spent two days
examining a decade's worth of birth records >from Starokonstantinov that had
been scanned onto CDs held by the Central Archives for the History of the
Jewish People (CAHJP) in Jerusalem, looking for the births of my grandfather
(ca. 1891) and my grandmother (ca. 1895). During the search, it became
apparent that the records were for Starokonstantinov CITY, not
Starokonstantinov DISTRICT (Kupel would be included in the latter, not the
former)

--- I have been working with the leadership of Ukraine SIG to motivate
CAHJP, one of their primary data sources, to locate and prioritize any such
vital records or revision lists. To date, that effort has not borne any
fruit.

--- For JOWBR, I documented all the burials, more than 300, in the plot in
Beth David Cemetery in Elmont, New York, owned by the Kipilier Young Mens
Benevolent Association

--- I have corresponded with other Kupel researchers looking for any
knowledge they may have of records in various places that may be extant and
as yet unharvested, particularly in Rochester, New York, where there was a
synagogue and cemetery plot founded by Kupelers

I am happy to once again try to rally more support and resources to explore
the existence of Kupel records.

Steve Stein
Town Leader for Kupel, Ukraine
Highland Park, New Jersey USA
Kupel surnames: SHTROM, GERTZMAN, KUTZI, SHUSTER


Subject: Relatives >from Kupel, Russia
From: Marilynn Bloom <michitradingco@me.com>
Date: Sun, 14 May 2017 17:00:36 -0500
Hi Everyone,
I've been on JewishGen for many years and I am looking for records from
Kupel, Russia. Almost all my paternal family is >from there, and I have not
been able to find any info on Kupel. I belong to the Ukraine Sig group and
I
believe there's still a Town Leader for Kupel, but so far nothing has been
published. I know there is a large group of Kupelians in NY, but that has
not been helpful for me. If there is anyone who could help me in my
search,
I would truly appreciate it? Thanks so much.
Marilynn Bloom
Houston, TX


=Excel_Tools:_Jri Post_Companion_Macro for JRI-DPoland Name Finder Add-In #ukraine

David Sloan <sloan.d@...>
 

This item is for those of you using the JRI-Poland NameFinder Excel
Add-In (see http://jri-poland.org/tools/namefinder.htm). Although
designed primarily for use with JRI-Poland databases, the tool works
well with many genealogical name data formats.

I have created a companion macro known as JriNfPost as a aid for
constructing and executing complex search queries. Applied after
running JRI-Poland NameFinder, the companion macro (post) processes
the NameFinder output to facilitate use of powerful Excel features
such as autofiltering and pivot tables. JriNfPost, while reasonably
flexible,is designed to work with Daitch-Mokotoff (D-M) Soundex
matching and, as such, imposes certain constraints on the choice of
JRI-Poland NameFinder options (see header below). Also, effective
searching depends on the user possessing a good understanding of
advanced Excel concepts.

I will supply JriNfPost on a request basis so please send me an email
if you wish to try it. Limited support via email will also be
available. Should there be significant interest, I will consider
posting a link for direct download.

Sincerely,

David Sloan

=====================================

Sub JriNfPost()

Post Processing for JRI-Poland NameFinderâ?¢
Version 1.0 12-May-2017

PREREQUISITES:

1) D-M Soundex option is selected
2) Specified column(s) must follow NameFinder data
3) NameFinder Merge Results option MUST NOT been specified
4) Data column headings must have non-blank text
5) Avoid colour filled cells (other than >from NameFinder) to ensure
proper D-M headings

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please direct comments directly to David Sloan.


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine =Excel_Tools:_Jri Post_Companion_Macro for JRI-DPoland Name Finder Add-In #ukraine

David Sloan <sloan.d@...>
 

This item is for those of you using the JRI-Poland NameFinder Excel
Add-In (see http://jri-poland.org/tools/namefinder.htm). Although
designed primarily for use with JRI-Poland databases, the tool works
well with many genealogical name data formats.

I have created a companion macro known as JriNfPost as a aid for
constructing and executing complex search queries. Applied after
running JRI-Poland NameFinder, the companion macro (post) processes
the NameFinder output to facilitate use of powerful Excel features
such as autofiltering and pivot tables. JriNfPost, while reasonably
flexible,is designed to work with Daitch-Mokotoff (D-M) Soundex
matching and, as such, imposes certain constraints on the choice of
JRI-Poland NameFinder options (see header below). Also, effective
searching depends on the user possessing a good understanding of
advanced Excel concepts.

I will supply JriNfPost on a request basis so please send me an email
if you wish to try it. Limited support via email will also be
available. Should there be significant interest, I will consider
posting a link for direct download.

Sincerely,

David Sloan

=====================================

Sub JriNfPost()

Post Processing for JRI-Poland NameFinderâ?¢
Version 1.0 12-May-2017

PREREQUISITES:

1) D-M Soundex option is selected
2) Specified column(s) must follow NameFinder data
3) NameFinder Merge Results option MUST NOT been specified
4) Data column headings must have non-blank text
5) Avoid colour filled cells (other than >from NameFinder) to ensure
proper D-M headings

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please direct comments directly to David Sloan.


Re: Relatives from Kupel, Russia #general

Janette Silverman <jsilverman@...>
 

Steve Stein wrote:
--- During the 2015 IAJGS conference in Jerusalem, I spent two days examining a
decade's worth of birth records >from Starokonstantinov that had been scanned onto
CDs held by the Central Archives for the History of the Jewish People (CAHJP)in
Jerusalem, looking for the births of my grandfather (ca. 1891) and my grandmother
(ca. 1895). During the search, it became apparent that the records were for
Starokonstantinov City, not Starokonstantinov District (Kupel would be included in
the latter, not the former)
--- I have been working with the leadership of Ukraine SIG to motivate CAHJP,
one of their primary data sources, to locate and prioritize any such vital records
or revision lists. To date, that effort has not borne any fruit.

Dear Researchers:
I want to add something very important to what Steve wrote so that some
of the process for data acquisition becomes a little clearer. Ukraine
SIG works very closely with the CAHJP and other sources to acquire
records pertaining to the Jewish communities all over the area covered
by the SIG (please see the Ukraine SIG website for the map of coverage
-- (http://www.jewishgen.org/Ukraine/default.asp ). Records in the
archival repositories are not digitized yet.

When we find out that there is a possibility of acquiring documents >from
any of the archives (this depends on contracts negotiated with the
archives) the general SIG response is to get anything and everything
pertaining to the Jewish community >from that repository. Once the
arrangements have been made with the archive, we wait. Sometimes we wait
for years until the archivists have an opportunity to digitize the
records and make them available. This is especially true of the data
from the Zhitomir archives. We first began trying to get data >from there
many years ago. It was only 3 years ago that we began to get documents
from there. We get several hundred or thousand pages at a time, which of
course is just a small part of what we hope to eventually acquire,
translate and index for searches in the JewishGen Ukraine databases.

As data becomes available, we make arrangements to acquire it. Each
year, we access more records. Recently the JewishGen Discussion Group
published in 3 parts a list of the towns >from which we are arranging to
acquire 41,000 pages of documents. This acquisition will cost the SIG
over $8,000 - we have raised approximately half of that amount already.
If you would like to assist in this effort, please make a donation
through JewishGen to Ukraine SIG's Digital Documents Acquisition
Project. These 41,000 pages come >from the archives in Kiev, Vinnitsa,
and Khmelnitskii. Last year's data set came >from Kiev, Ternopil and
Zhitomir. In 2015 we received records >from Zhitomir, Khmelnitskii,
Nikolaev, Ternopil and Riwne.

Janette
--
Dr. Janette Silverman
JewishGen Ukraine-SIG Coordinator
ukrainesig.coordinator@gmail.com
http://www.jewishgen.org/Ukraine/default.asp
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Ukraine-SIG/180102942060505


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen RE: Relatives from Kupel, Russia #general

Janette Silverman <jsilverman@...>
 

Steve Stein wrote:
--- During the 2015 IAJGS conference in Jerusalem, I spent two days examining a
decade's worth of birth records >from Starokonstantinov that had been scanned onto
CDs held by the Central Archives for the History of the Jewish People (CAHJP)in
Jerusalem, looking for the births of my grandfather (ca. 1891) and my grandmother
(ca. 1895). During the search, it became apparent that the records were for
Starokonstantinov City, not Starokonstantinov District (Kupel would be included in
the latter, not the former)
--- I have been working with the leadership of Ukraine SIG to motivate CAHJP,
one of their primary data sources, to locate and prioritize any such vital records
or revision lists. To date, that effort has not borne any fruit.

Dear Researchers:
I want to add something very important to what Steve wrote so that some
of the process for data acquisition becomes a little clearer. Ukraine
SIG works very closely with the CAHJP and other sources to acquire
records pertaining to the Jewish communities all over the area covered
by the SIG (please see the Ukraine SIG website for the map of coverage
-- (http://www.jewishgen.org/Ukraine/default.asp ). Records in the
archival repositories are not digitized yet.

When we find out that there is a possibility of acquiring documents >from
any of the archives (this depends on contracts negotiated with the
archives) the general SIG response is to get anything and everything
pertaining to the Jewish community >from that repository. Once the
arrangements have been made with the archive, we wait. Sometimes we wait
for years until the archivists have an opportunity to digitize the
records and make them available. This is especially true of the data
from the Zhitomir archives. We first began trying to get data >from there
many years ago. It was only 3 years ago that we began to get documents
from there. We get several hundred or thousand pages at a time, which of
course is just a small part of what we hope to eventually acquire,
translate and index for searches in the JewishGen Ukraine databases.

As data becomes available, we make arrangements to acquire it. Each
year, we access more records. Recently the JewishGen Discussion Group
published in 3 parts a list of the towns >from which we are arranging to
acquire 41,000 pages of documents. This acquisition will cost the SIG
over $8,000 - we have raised approximately half of that amount already.
If you would like to assist in this effort, please make a donation
through JewishGen to Ukraine SIG's Digital Documents Acquisition
Project. These 41,000 pages come >from the archives in Kiev, Vinnitsa,
and Khmelnitskii. Last year's data set came >from Kiev, Ternopil and
Zhitomir. In 2015 we received records >from Zhitomir, Khmelnitskii,
Nikolaev, Ternopil and Riwne.

Janette
--
Dr. Janette Silverman
JewishGen Ukraine-SIG Coordinator
ukrainesig.coordinator@gmail.com
http://www.jewishgen.org/Ukraine/default.asp
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Ukraine-SIG/180102942060505


Matzevah picture #general

Bruce Katkin
 

If anyone in the New York City area is ever at the Beth David Cemetery
in Elmont, I would appreciate a picture of a Matzevah. It is of Morris Levinson,
Section AA Block 5 Mogan Abraham Society Section.Hopefully the inscription
will help in knowing his relationship to my paternal grandmother.

Regards

Bruce Katkin
Researching KATKIN, Lithuania and Belarus, LEVINSON, Lithuania,
GUTTMANN / LACHS Romania and Ukraine

MODERATOR NOTE: Please let Bruce know prior to doing this for him, to avoid
duplication of efforts


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Matzevah picture #general

Bruce Katkin
 

If anyone in the New York City area is ever at the Beth David Cemetery
in Elmont, I would appreciate a picture of a Matzevah. It is of Morris Levinson,
Section AA Block 5 Mogan Abraham Society Section.Hopefully the inscription
will help in knowing his relationship to my paternal grandmother.

Regards

Bruce Katkin
Researching KATKIN, Lithuania and Belarus, LEVINSON, Lithuania,
GUTTMANN / LACHS Romania and Ukraine

MODERATOR NOTE: Please let Bruce know prior to doing this for him, to avoid
duplication of efforts


Yiddish Translation - Letter - Sholomo or Estelle SZAJKO - 1940 #general

Joan
 

I would like a complete translation >from what I believe is Yiddish of the following
three page letter (or journal). it was written by either Sholomo or his wife
Estelle SZAJKO on board the ship Nea Hellas >from Lisbon to New York in late July
1940.

The images for all three pages can be found on Viewmate:
ViewMate - Image 54970 - Translation - Yiddish - France - 1940
ViewMate - Image 54971 - Translation - Yiddish - France - 1940
ViewMate - Image 54972 - Translation - Yiddish - France - 1940

(MODERATOR: The urls are:
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/responselist.asp?key=54970
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/responselist.asp?key=54971
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/responselist.asp?key=54972)
Thank you
Joan ADLER
NY

MODERATOR NOTE: To avoid having your messages returned for editing,
please make sure to put the viewmate URLS in the message, not just the image number


Questions on immigration rules to Bacau district, Moldavia, 19th century #romania

Susanna Vendel <wendsu@...>
 

Is it possible to find immigration records for Bacau district
(places: Comanesti, Darmanesti) around 1855-1866?

Which rules had to be followed when a landowner ( i.e. prince Dimitrie
Ghica-Comanesti) employed a young man >from Bavaria to administrate the
estate? Which were the rules for a foreign citizen if he wanted to
live and work in Moldavia at that time? And which kind of documents
one should look after in the archives?

Susanna Vendel, Stockholm


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Yiddish Translation - Letter - Sholomo or Estelle SZAJKO - 1940 #general

Joan
 

I would like a complete translation >from what I believe is Yiddish of the following
three page letter (or journal). it was written by either Sholomo or his wife
Estelle SZAJKO on board the ship Nea Hellas >from Lisbon to New York in late July
1940.

The images for all three pages can be found on Viewmate:
ViewMate - Image 54970 - Translation - Yiddish - France - 1940
ViewMate - Image 54971 - Translation - Yiddish - France - 1940
ViewMate - Image 54972 - Translation - Yiddish - France - 1940

(MODERATOR: The urls are:
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/responselist.asp?key=54970
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/responselist.asp?key=54971
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/responselist.asp?key=54972)
Thank you
Joan ADLER
NY

MODERATOR NOTE: To avoid having your messages returned for editing,
please make sure to put the viewmate URLS in the message, not just the image number


Romania SIG #Romania Questions on immigration rules to Bacau district, Moldavia, 19th century #romania

Susanna Vendel <wendsu@...>
 

Is it possible to find immigration records for Bacau district
(places: Comanesti, Darmanesti) around 1855-1866?

Which rules had to be followed when a landowner ( i.e. prince Dimitrie
Ghica-Comanesti) employed a young man >from Bavaria to administrate the
estate? Which were the rules for a foreign citizen if he wanted to
live and work in Moldavia at that time? And which kind of documents
one should look after in the archives?

Susanna Vendel, Stockholm


Re: Relatives from Kupel, Russia #general

Steve Stein
 

Marilynn,

As the (relatively new) Town Leader for Kupel, which is currently in Ukraine
(you may contact me directly >from the town page), and as someone who has
been researching my Kupel roots for 40 years, I share your frustration. The
short answer is, no, we have not found a stash of records as yet. What
Miriam Weiner documents in her RTR database for Kupel is fairly sparse and
as yet unreachable by most individuals. Here is what I have tried:

--- At my own expense, I hired a researcher in Ukraine to explore Revision Lists in
the Zhitomir archive to see if any of the years not listed by Miriam were
potentially missed during her visits. For most of the years,records are indicated
for other shtetls in Starokonstantinov district (answer: could not find)

--- During the 2015 IAJGS conference in Jerusalem, I spent two days examining a
decade's worth of birth records >from Starokonstantinov that had been scanned onto
CDs held by the Central Archives for the History of the Jewish People (CAHJP)in
Jerusalem, looking for the births of my grandfather (ca. 1891) and my grandmother
(ca. 1895). During the search, it became apparent that the records were for
Starokonstantinov City, not Starokonstantinov District (Kupel would be included in
the latter, not the former)

--- I have been working with the leadership of Ukraine SIG to motivate CAHJP,
one of their primary data sources, to locate and prioritize any such vital records
or revision lists. To date, that effort has not borne any fruit.

--- For JOWBR, I documented all the burials, more than 300, in the plot in
Beth David Cemetery in Elmont, New York, owned by the Kipilier Young Mens
Benevolent Association

--- I have corresponded with other Kupel researchers looking for any
knowledge they may have of records in various places that may be extant and
as yet unharvested, particularly in Rochester, New York, where there was a
synagogue and cemetery plot founded by Kupelers

I am happy to once again try to rally more support and resources to explore
the existence of Kupel records.

Steve Stein
Town Leader for Kupel, Ukraine
Highland Park, New Jersey USA
Kupel surnames: SHTROM, GERTZMAN, KUTZI, SHUSTER

Subject: Relatives >from Kupel, Russia
I've been on JewishGen for many years and I am looking for records from
Kupel, Russia. Almost all my paternal family is >from there, and I have not
been able to find any info on Kupel. I belong to the Ukraine Sig group and


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen RE: Relatives from Kupel, Russia #general

Steve Stein
 

Marilynn,

As the (relatively new) Town Leader for Kupel, which is currently in Ukraine
(you may contact me directly >from the town page), and as someone who has
been researching my Kupel roots for 40 years, I share your frustration. The
short answer is, no, we have not found a stash of records as yet. What
Miriam Weiner documents in her RTR database for Kupel is fairly sparse and
as yet unreachable by most individuals. Here is what I have tried:

--- At my own expense, I hired a researcher in Ukraine to explore Revision Lists in
the Zhitomir archive to see if any of the years not listed by Miriam were
potentially missed during her visits. For most of the years,records are indicated
for other shtetls in Starokonstantinov district (answer: could not find)

--- During the 2015 IAJGS conference in Jerusalem, I spent two days examining a
decade's worth of birth records >from Starokonstantinov that had been scanned onto
CDs held by the Central Archives for the History of the Jewish People (CAHJP)in
Jerusalem, looking for the births of my grandfather (ca. 1891) and my grandmother
(ca. 1895). During the search, it became apparent that the records were for
Starokonstantinov City, not Starokonstantinov District (Kupel would be included in
the latter, not the former)

--- I have been working with the leadership of Ukraine SIG to motivate CAHJP,
one of their primary data sources, to locate and prioritize any such vital records
or revision lists. To date, that effort has not borne any fruit.

--- For JOWBR, I documented all the burials, more than 300, in the plot in
Beth David Cemetery in Elmont, New York, owned by the Kipilier Young Mens
Benevolent Association

--- I have corresponded with other Kupel researchers looking for any
knowledge they may have of records in various places that may be extant and
as yet unharvested, particularly in Rochester, New York, where there was a
synagogue and cemetery plot founded by Kupelers

I am happy to once again try to rally more support and resources to explore
the existence of Kupel records.

Steve Stein
Town Leader for Kupel, Ukraine
Highland Park, New Jersey USA
Kupel surnames: SHTROM, GERTZMAN, KUTZI, SHUSTER

Subject: Relatives >from Kupel, Russia
I've been on JewishGen for many years and I am looking for records from
Kupel, Russia. Almost all my paternal family is >from there, and I have not
been able to find any info on Kupel. I belong to the Ukraine Sig group and

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