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CHILL -- HILL #galicia

Dina Hill
 

In 1885 Aron Josef CHILL came to the USA >from Poland. Before his first
born son was born in 1886, he became Aaron Joseph HILL.

Aaron and his wife Sarah (RUBENSTEIN) HILL are buried in Mt. Zion
Cemetery in Maspeth, NY.

When I wrote to the cemetery over 20 years ago, they not only sent me
pictures of their tombstones, but they also sent me information which
hopefully can lead me to the town they came from.

The record states that they are buried in the area reserved for "1st
Zalosziner Chevra Bnie Achim". Is that the name of the town
Zaloszce?

Did they have to live in that town to be part of the society or could
anyone be buried there as long as they had the money?

Some of the census records say they were >from Galicia and some just
say Poland.

Unfortunately, on the ship's manifest that I have a copy of, it doesn't
state what town Aron came from.

What do you all think? I would like to find out what town he came >from
so I could find out about his siblings.

The tombstone says he was the son of Avraham Yitzchak. I don't know
anything about his Aron's siblings or parents.

I would appreciate what your thoughts are.

Sincerely,
Dina Aptekar Hill


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia CHILL -- HILL #galicia

Dina Hill
 

In 1885 Aron Josef CHILL came to the USA >from Poland. Before his first
born son was born in 1886, he became Aaron Joseph HILL.

Aaron and his wife Sarah (RUBENSTEIN) HILL are buried in Mt. Zion
Cemetery in Maspeth, NY.

When I wrote to the cemetery over 20 years ago, they not only sent me
pictures of their tombstones, but they also sent me information which
hopefully can lead me to the town they came from.

The record states that they are buried in the area reserved for "1st
Zalosziner Chevra Bnie Achim". Is that the name of the town
Zaloszce?

Did they have to live in that town to be part of the society or could
anyone be buried there as long as they had the money?

Some of the census records say they were >from Galicia and some just
say Poland.

Unfortunately, on the ship's manifest that I have a copy of, it doesn't
state what town Aron came from.

What do you all think? I would like to find out what town he came >from
so I could find out about his siblings.

The tombstone says he was the son of Avraham Yitzchak. I don't know
anything about his Aron's siblings or parents.

I would appreciate what your thoughts are.

Sincerely,
Dina Aptekar Hill


1878 map #galicia

Ervin Spinner <espinner01@...>
 

We have received the 1878 statistical map of Galicia and Bucovina from
Jay Osborn. I would appreciate a brief tutorial so that I can better
understand the numbers and signs on the map.

Ervin Spinner
Montreal

Jay Kevin Osborn <jay.osborn@...> wrote:

Gesher Galicia has a real treat for you: we've just added an 1878 map
of Galicia and Bukovina to our online Map Room, and it's filled with
interesting statistical details on top of administrative and
communication geography:

http://maps.geshergalicia.org/galicia/galicia-bukovina-statistical-1878/
...


Yizkor Book Project, May 2016 #galicia

Lance Ackerfeld <lance.ackerfeld@...>
 

[MODERATOR NOTE: Please see especially the listings below of towns
that were once in Galicia -- Brody (Ukraine) and Myslenice, Nowy Sacz,
Oswiecim, and Tarnow (Poland).]

Shalom,

After a prolonged period in which our Yizkor Books Main Name Index
(YBMNI) has been left "orphaned", Linda Richman has kindly taken the
helm as project coordinator and I'm pleased to inform you that last month
quite a few thousand entries were added to this index which now includes
more than 90,000 records. For those of you unfamiliar with the YBNMNI,
it was set up as a way for researchers to find where particular family
names appear in the various Yizkor books. As you can imagine, a great
deal of painstaking work is required to extract the names >from the
translations, setup them up in lists and pass them on to be uploaded to
the YBMNI database. If you would be interested in joining the team
carrying this out, I would be very glad to hear >from you. In the meantime,
you can check the index out for yourself at:

http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Yizkor/Names/

Apart >from this index, I would like to remind you that we also have the
necrology index which contains the names appearing in the various Yizkor
book necrologies - another invaluable research tool. This particular project
is led by the indefatigable Max Heffler and contains more than 345,000
entries, is regularly updated and can be found at:

http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/yizkor/

In both these projects, the hard and finicky work of volunteers is what
allows us to make these indexes available. Over the years there have been
around 600 volunteers involved in these projects and in the Yizkor Book
Project, in general, and we do like to recognize their contribution by
listing them in our list of volunteers:

http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/

We have made every effort to make sure all the volunteers are listed and if,
for some unknown reason, you have volunteered but you aren't listed,
please let me know. In the meantime, dear volunteers - thank you for all
you do!

And now for all the changes and additions that were carried out in the
Yizkor Book Project over May.

During this last month we have added in 2 new books:

- Myslenice, Poland (Scroll of Myslenice)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Myslenice/Myslenice.html

- Wislica, Poland (Scroll of Wislica)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/wislica1/wislica1.html

We have also added in 4 new entries:

- Osiek, Poland (The Staszow book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/staszow/sta625.html

- Pacov, Czech Republic
(The Jews and Jewish Communities of Bohemia in the past and present)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/bohemia/boh472.html

- Szydlow, Poland (The Staszow book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/staszow/sta648.html

- Tekovske Sarluhy, Slovakia
(Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Slovakia)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_slovakia/slo258.html

We have continued to updated 28 of our existing projects:

- Biala Podlaska, Poland (Book of Biala Podlaska)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Biala_Podlaska/Biala_Podlaska.html

- Bransk, Poland (Brainsk; Book of Memories)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Bransk/Bransk.html

- Brody, Ukraine (An Eternal Light: Brody in Memoriam)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/brody/brody.html

- Czestochowa, Poland (The Jews of Czestochowa)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Czestochowa1/Czestochowa1.html

- Czyzew-Osada, Poland (Czyzewo Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Czyzew/Czyzew.html

- Goniadz, Poland (Our hometown Goniondz)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/goniadz/goniadz.html

- Gostynin, Poland (Book of Gostynin)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Gostynin/Gostynin.html

- Kalisz, Poland (The Kalish book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/kalisz1/kalisz1.html

- Kisvarda, Hungary (Memorial Book of the Jews of Kisvarda and its Vicinity)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/kisvarda/kisvarda.html

- Less than Human
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/LessThanHuman/LessThanHuman.html

- Lowicz, Poland (Lowicz; a Town in Mazovia, Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Lowicz/Lowicz.html

- Miechow, Charsznica & Ksiaz, Poland
(Miechov Memorial Book, Charsznica and Ksiaz)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Miechow/Miechow.html

- Miedzyrzec Podlaski, Poland
(Mezritsh Book, in Memory of the Martyrs of our City)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Miedzyrzec_Podlaski/Miedzyrzec_Podlaski.html

- Nowy Dwor Mazowiecki, Poland (Memorial book of Nowy-Dwor)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Nowy_Dwor/Nowy_Dwor.html

- Nowy Sacz, Poland
(Blood Stained Feathers; The Life Story of a Shoah Survivor)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Nowy_sacz2/nowy_sacz2.html

- Oswiecim, Poland (Oswiecim; Auschwitz memorial book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Oswiecim1/Oswiecim.html

- Pabianice, Poland (The Pabianice Book: A Memorial for a Community)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pabianice1/Pabianice1.html

- Radyvyliv, Ukraine (Memorial Book of Radzivilov)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Radzivilov/Radzivilov.html

- Ratno, Ukraine (Ratno; Story of a Destroyed Jewish Community)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Ratno/Ratno.html

- Rokiskis, Lithuania (Yizkor book of Rakishok and environs)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/rokiskis/rokiskis.html

- Sarny, Ukraine (Memorial Book of the Community of Sarny)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/sarny/sarny.html

- Sobrance, Slovakia (The Unlikely Hero of Sobrance)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Sobrance/Sobrance.html

- Staszow, Poland (The Staszow book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/staszow/staszow.html

- Tarnow, Poland (The life and decline of a Jewish city)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/tarnow/tarnow.html

- Volodymyr Volynskyy, Ukraine
(Wladimir Wolynsk; in memory of the Jewish community)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Volodymyr_Volynskyy/Volodymyr_Volynskyy.html

- Vysotsk, Ukraine (Our Shtetl; Vysotsk memorial book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/vysotsk1/vysotsk1.html

- Zabrze, Poland (Zabrze Yizkor Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Zabrze/Zabrze.html

- Zelechow, Poland (Memorial book of the community of Zelechow)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/zelechow/zelp000.html [Polish]

Some important links to note:

- This month's additions and updates are flagged at
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/translations.html
to make it easy to find them.
- All you would like to know about the Yizkor Books in Print Project
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ybip.html
- Yizkor Book Translation Funds
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=23
where your financial support will assist in seeing more translations go
online.

Happy Shavuot,
Lance Ackerfeld
Yizkor Book Project Manager


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia 1878 map #galicia

Ervin Spinner <espinner01@...>
 

We have received the 1878 statistical map of Galicia and Bucovina from
Jay Osborn. I would appreciate a brief tutorial so that I can better
understand the numbers and signs on the map.

Ervin Spinner
Montreal

Jay Kevin Osborn <jay.osborn@...> wrote:

Gesher Galicia has a real treat for you: we've just added an 1878 map
of Galicia and Bukovina to our online Map Room, and it's filled with
interesting statistical details on top of administrative and
communication geography:

http://maps.geshergalicia.org/galicia/galicia-bukovina-statistical-1878/
...


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Yizkor Book Project, May 2016 #galicia

Lance Ackerfeld <lance.ackerfeld@...>
 

[MODERATOR NOTE: Please see especially the listings below of towns
that were once in Galicia -- Brody (Ukraine) and Myslenice, Nowy Sacz,
Oswiecim, and Tarnow (Poland).]

Shalom,

After a prolonged period in which our Yizkor Books Main Name Index
(YBMNI) has been left "orphaned", Linda Richman has kindly taken the
helm as project coordinator and I'm pleased to inform you that last month
quite a few thousand entries were added to this index which now includes
more than 90,000 records. For those of you unfamiliar with the YBNMNI,
it was set up as a way for researchers to find where particular family
names appear in the various Yizkor books. As you can imagine, a great
deal of painstaking work is required to extract the names >from the
translations, setup them up in lists and pass them on to be uploaded to
the YBMNI database. If you would be interested in joining the team
carrying this out, I would be very glad to hear >from you. In the meantime,
you can check the index out for yourself at:

http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Yizkor/Names/

Apart >from this index, I would like to remind you that we also have the
necrology index which contains the names appearing in the various Yizkor
book necrologies - another invaluable research tool. This particular project
is led by the indefatigable Max Heffler and contains more than 345,000
entries, is regularly updated and can be found at:

http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/yizkor/

In both these projects, the hard and finicky work of volunteers is what
allows us to make these indexes available. Over the years there have been
around 600 volunteers involved in these projects and in the Yizkor Book
Project, in general, and we do like to recognize their contribution by
listing them in our list of volunteers:

http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/

We have made every effort to make sure all the volunteers are listed and if,
for some unknown reason, you have volunteered but you aren't listed,
please let me know. In the meantime, dear volunteers - thank you for all
you do!

And now for all the changes and additions that were carried out in the
Yizkor Book Project over May.

During this last month we have added in 2 new books:

- Myslenice, Poland (Scroll of Myslenice)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Myslenice/Myslenice.html

- Wislica, Poland (Scroll of Wislica)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/wislica1/wislica1.html

We have also added in 4 new entries:

- Osiek, Poland (The Staszow book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/staszow/sta625.html

- Pacov, Czech Republic
(The Jews and Jewish Communities of Bohemia in the past and present)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/bohemia/boh472.html

- Szydlow, Poland (The Staszow book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/staszow/sta648.html

- Tekovske Sarluhy, Slovakia
(Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Slovakia)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_slovakia/slo258.html

We have continued to updated 28 of our existing projects:

- Biala Podlaska, Poland (Book of Biala Podlaska)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Biala_Podlaska/Biala_Podlaska.html

- Bransk, Poland (Brainsk; Book of Memories)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Bransk/Bransk.html

- Brody, Ukraine (An Eternal Light: Brody in Memoriam)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/brody/brody.html

- Czestochowa, Poland (The Jews of Czestochowa)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Czestochowa1/Czestochowa1.html

- Czyzew-Osada, Poland (Czyzewo Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Czyzew/Czyzew.html

- Goniadz, Poland (Our hometown Goniondz)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/goniadz/goniadz.html

- Gostynin, Poland (Book of Gostynin)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Gostynin/Gostynin.html

- Kalisz, Poland (The Kalish book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/kalisz1/kalisz1.html

- Kisvarda, Hungary (Memorial Book of the Jews of Kisvarda and its Vicinity)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/kisvarda/kisvarda.html

- Less than Human
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/LessThanHuman/LessThanHuman.html

- Lowicz, Poland (Lowicz; a Town in Mazovia, Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Lowicz/Lowicz.html

- Miechow, Charsznica & Ksiaz, Poland
(Miechov Memorial Book, Charsznica and Ksiaz)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Miechow/Miechow.html

- Miedzyrzec Podlaski, Poland
(Mezritsh Book, in Memory of the Martyrs of our City)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Miedzyrzec_Podlaski/Miedzyrzec_Podlaski.html

- Nowy Dwor Mazowiecki, Poland (Memorial book of Nowy-Dwor)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Nowy_Dwor/Nowy_Dwor.html

- Nowy Sacz, Poland
(Blood Stained Feathers; The Life Story of a Shoah Survivor)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Nowy_sacz2/nowy_sacz2.html

- Oswiecim, Poland (Oswiecim; Auschwitz memorial book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Oswiecim1/Oswiecim.html

- Pabianice, Poland (The Pabianice Book: A Memorial for a Community)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pabianice1/Pabianice1.html

- Radyvyliv, Ukraine (Memorial Book of Radzivilov)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Radzivilov/Radzivilov.html

- Ratno, Ukraine (Ratno; Story of a Destroyed Jewish Community)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Ratno/Ratno.html

- Rokiskis, Lithuania (Yizkor book of Rakishok and environs)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/rokiskis/rokiskis.html

- Sarny, Ukraine (Memorial Book of the Community of Sarny)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/sarny/sarny.html

- Sobrance, Slovakia (The Unlikely Hero of Sobrance)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Sobrance/Sobrance.html

- Staszow, Poland (The Staszow book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/staszow/staszow.html

- Tarnow, Poland (The life and decline of a Jewish city)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/tarnow/tarnow.html

- Volodymyr Volynskyy, Ukraine
(Wladimir Wolynsk; in memory of the Jewish community)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Volodymyr_Volynskyy/Volodymyr_Volynskyy.html

- Vysotsk, Ukraine (Our Shtetl; Vysotsk memorial book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/vysotsk1/vysotsk1.html

- Zabrze, Poland (Zabrze Yizkor Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Zabrze/Zabrze.html

- Zelechow, Poland (Memorial book of the community of Zelechow)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/zelechow/zelp000.html [Polish]

Some important links to note:

- This month's additions and updates are flagged at
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/translations.html
to make it easy to find them.
- All you would like to know about the Yizkor Books in Print Project
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ybip.html
- Yizkor Book Translation Funds
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=23
where your financial support will assist in seeing more translations go
online.

Happy Shavuot,
Lance Ackerfeld
Yizkor Book Project Manager


Looking for information about my uncle who lived and died in Vienna #austria-czech

yosadeh@...
 

Hello

My uncle Wofzi (Wolf?) MAZES, a Jew, died as far as I know in Vienna
after the german occupation of Austria 1938. He was a dentist and also
had studied medicine in Vienna. The origin of his family was the town
Nadworna, Poland. His parents were Shmuel (Samuel) Mazes and Berta and
his sisters were Lipcia - my mother - and Fridja. His aunt Regina
Goldenberg lived also in Vienna. Her husband was killed in a
concentration camp and she and her son Max escaped to the USA.

I would appreciate any help in getting information about my uncle.

Yosi Sadeh
Herzliya
Israel


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Looking for information about my uncle who lived and died in Vienna #austria-czech

yosadeh@...
 

Hello

My uncle Wofzi (Wolf?) MAZES, a Jew, died as far as I know in Vienna
after the german occupation of Austria 1938. He was a dentist and also
had studied medicine in Vienna. The origin of his family was the town
Nadworna, Poland. His parents were Shmuel (Samuel) Mazes and Berta and
his sisters were Lipcia - my mother - and Fridja. His aunt Regina
Goldenberg lived also in Vienna. Her husband was killed in a
concentration camp and she and her son Max escaped to the USA.

I would appreciate any help in getting information about my uncle.

Yosi Sadeh
Herzliya
Israel


Austrian emigration records to Palestine #austria-czech

pheilbrunn@...
 

Hi,

My great Aunt, Theresia FELDMANN born 13th December 1897 emigrated to
Palestine >from Vienna some time in the 1930's but probably before the
Anschluss. I am unable to trace her in Palestine/Israel as she married and I
don't know her married name. I know she lived in Haifa in 1960 and most
probably is buried there.

What I would like to know is are there any emigration records >from before
the Anschluss for Austrian Jews going to Palestine and if so where these
might be found.

Regards,

Peter Heilbrunn
Amersham, England


Upcoming IAJGS conference advertising and accommodations #austria-czech

Janette Silverman <cochairs@...>
 

Time is running out if you wish to advertise for the conference. We
still have ad space in the Conference Syllabus, the Family Finder, The
Conference App, and the Conference Banquet Journal. Your ad must be in
to the Conference prior to June 15 in a pdf or other format that allows
us to publish it as is. All of the printed ads will be in black and
white, and online ads can be in color. We also still have the option to
put an insert into the Conference bag which will be given to all full
attendees of the Conference. Those will have to be printed and 1,000
copies must be delivered to the hotel to the attention of the Conference
not later than August 4. For more information on advertising and to
send in your reservation, see the Advertising tab on our website,
http://www.iajgs2016.org/how-to-advertise/

Conference Planning has entered the final stages. The Sheraton has
reported to us they are no longer able to accommodate base room
reservations for the entire week of the Conference. There are some
upgraded rooms available and some individual night rooms, as well.
There are few other rooms available in downtown Seattle. You need to
search for rooms if you have not made your room reservations for the
Conference. The University of Washington and Capitol Hill neighborhoods
offer quick access by the new light rail system to the Sheraton.
Pioneer Square is also a short distance >from downtown. The Westlake
Light Rail station is less than two blocks >from the Sheraton. There may
also be few rooms left at the Hyatt Olive 8 hotel, three blocks from
the Conference at
https://aws.passkey.com/event/15080205/owner/69782/home . They have been
gracious to offer a small block of rooms at a special rate for the
Conference. If you have already reserved rooms that you will not need,
we would appreciate it if you could release your unneeded room nights so
there is room for others.

We are looking forward to greeting you in Seattle. This will be one of
the better attended conferences in the past ten years. In addition to
the great programming lineup and entertainment, it is a great
opportunity to meet friends you may only know through online sources.
Seattle will be an exciting place to be >from August 7-12! See you then.

Janette Silverman
Chuck Weinstein
Phyllis Grossman
Conference Co-Chairs


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Austrian emigration records to Palestine #austria-czech

pheilbrunn@...
 

Hi,

My great Aunt, Theresia FELDMANN born 13th December 1897 emigrated to
Palestine >from Vienna some time in the 1930's but probably before the
Anschluss. I am unable to trace her in Palestine/Israel as she married and I
don't know her married name. I know she lived in Haifa in 1960 and most
probably is buried there.

What I would like to know is are there any emigration records >from before
the Anschluss for Austrian Jews going to Palestine and if so where these
might be found.

Regards,

Peter Heilbrunn
Amersham, England


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Upcoming IAJGS conference advertising and accommodations #austria-czech

Janette Silverman <cochairs@...>
 

Time is running out if you wish to advertise for the conference. We
still have ad space in the Conference Syllabus, the Family Finder, The
Conference App, and the Conference Banquet Journal. Your ad must be in
to the Conference prior to June 15 in a pdf or other format that allows
us to publish it as is. All of the printed ads will be in black and
white, and online ads can be in color. We also still have the option to
put an insert into the Conference bag which will be given to all full
attendees of the Conference. Those will have to be printed and 1,000
copies must be delivered to the hotel to the attention of the Conference
not later than August 4. For more information on advertising and to
send in your reservation, see the Advertising tab on our website,
http://www.iajgs2016.org/how-to-advertise/

Conference Planning has entered the final stages. The Sheraton has
reported to us they are no longer able to accommodate base room
reservations for the entire week of the Conference. There are some
upgraded rooms available and some individual night rooms, as well.
There are few other rooms available in downtown Seattle. You need to
search for rooms if you have not made your room reservations for the
Conference. The University of Washington and Capitol Hill neighborhoods
offer quick access by the new light rail system to the Sheraton.
Pioneer Square is also a short distance >from downtown. The Westlake
Light Rail station is less than two blocks >from the Sheraton. There may
also be few rooms left at the Hyatt Olive 8 hotel, three blocks from
the Conference at
https://aws.passkey.com/event/15080205/owner/69782/home . They have been
gracious to offer a small block of rooms at a special rate for the
Conference. If you have already reserved rooms that you will not need,
we would appreciate it if you could release your unneeded room nights so
there is room for others.

We are looking forward to greeting you in Seattle. This will be one of
the better attended conferences in the past ten years. In addition to
the great programming lineup and entertainment, it is a great
opportunity to meet friends you may only know through online sources.
Seattle will be an exciting place to be >from August 7-12! See you then.

Janette Silverman
Chuck Weinstein
Phyllis Grossman
Conference Co-Chairs


New York Jewish Genealogy Course begins June 27 #austria-czech

Phyllis Kramer
 

So many of our immigrant ancestors lived in New York City...they
started on the Lower East Side and upgraded to the Bronx, Brooklyn
and surrounds.

Sure we have the census >from Ancestry and FamilySearch and vital
records >from ItalianGen, but this class will focus on the more
esoteric documents our ancestors generated ...naturalization, probate,
landsmanshaften, voters registration, newspapers, court cases. This
will be useful to those who want to find that missing branch, visit or
contact NY Archives. We will have suggestions on where to research,
where to wander and how to get there..and we'll schedule a field trip
to selected archives.

This is an intermediate/advanced level genealogy course with 8 text
lessons you can download; there are no specific times for the course
as students are international. We feature a unique personal mentoring
program where students select a branch to research and work one-on-one
with the instructor. Students should have 8-10 hours per week to read
the lessons, search online and interact with the instructor.

The tuition is $125. Registration is open. Enrollment is limited.
Please...review the details under the New York course description at
www.jewishgen.org/education; and enroll on the same page.

Phyllis Kramer, NYC & Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.
VP, Education, www.JewishGen.org/education


DNA Heller #austria-czech

jonora@...
 

Two related questions:
Which company would you suggest to use for genealogy DNA tests?
How do I go about this?
Second question.
Is there a direct male descendant of Heller >from Oracov, Woratschen, Bohemia
who has done his, or is willing to do it so I can trace my father,s line? We are all women, no males.
Nora Heller Freund
Toronto,Canada


The latest issue of the "Galitzianer" #austria-czech

editor@...
 

Gesher Galicia is pleased to announce the publication of the June 2016
issue of the Galitzianer, Gesher Galicia's quarterly research journal.

The 40-page journal covers a range of genealogical, historical and
cultural topics related to Galicia. The main articles in this issue
are:

Research Corner - Tony Kahane
Partnership with POLIN Museum - Jay Osborn
Jewish Musicians of Lwow - Hanna Palmon
Wolfgang Mozart's Son in Galicia - Daniel N. Leeson
First in Galicia: Jewish Physicians - Andrew Zalewski
Reminiscences of a Galician Jew - Sergey R. Kravtsov
Map Corner - Jay Osborn
The Lviv Transcription Project - Eric M. Bloch
Life in Two Galician Towns in 1930s - Stephen Denker
Update on Rohatyn Jewish Heritage - Marla R. Osborn

Much of the information on the Gesher Galicia web site is accessible
to all, for free. The Galitzianer, though, is uniquely for Gesher
Galicia members. Other benefits of membership can be found at:
http://www.geshergalicia.org/about-gesher-galicia/membership-benefits/

For information on how to join Gesher Galicia, please go to:
http://www.geshergalicia.org/membership/

We hope you will enjoy the new issue.


Andrew Zalewski
Editor, The Galitzianer
editor@...
http://www.geshergalicia.org


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech New York Jewish Genealogy Course begins June 27 #austria-czech

Phyllis Kramer
 

So many of our immigrant ancestors lived in New York City...they
started on the Lower East Side and upgraded to the Bronx, Brooklyn
and surrounds.

Sure we have the census >from Ancestry and FamilySearch and vital
records >from ItalianGen, but this class will focus on the more
esoteric documents our ancestors generated ...naturalization, probate,
landsmanshaften, voters registration, newspapers, court cases. This
will be useful to those who want to find that missing branch, visit or
contact NY Archives. We will have suggestions on where to research,
where to wander and how to get there..and we'll schedule a field trip
to selected archives.

This is an intermediate/advanced level genealogy course with 8 text
lessons you can download; there are no specific times for the course
as students are international. We feature a unique personal mentoring
program where students select a branch to research and work one-on-one
with the instructor. Students should have 8-10 hours per week to read
the lessons, search online and interact with the instructor.

The tuition is $125. Registration is open. Enrollment is limited.
Please...review the details under the New York course description at
www.jewishgen.org/education; and enroll on the same page.

Phyllis Kramer, NYC & Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.
VP, Education, www.JewishGen.org/education


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech DNA Heller #austria-czech

jonora@...
 

Two related questions:
Which company would you suggest to use for genealogy DNA tests?
How do I go about this?
Second question.
Is there a direct male descendant of Heller >from Oracov, Woratschen, Bohemia
who has done his, or is willing to do it so I can trace my father,s line? We are all women, no males.
Nora Heller Freund
Toronto,Canada


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech The latest issue of the "Galitzianer" #austria-czech

editor@...
 

Gesher Galicia is pleased to announce the publication of the June 2016
issue of the Galitzianer, Gesher Galicia's quarterly research journal.

The 40-page journal covers a range of genealogical, historical and
cultural topics related to Galicia. The main articles in this issue
are:

Research Corner - Tony Kahane
Partnership with POLIN Museum - Jay Osborn
Jewish Musicians of Lwow - Hanna Palmon
Wolfgang Mozart's Son in Galicia - Daniel N. Leeson
First in Galicia: Jewish Physicians - Andrew Zalewski
Reminiscences of a Galician Jew - Sergey R. Kravtsov
Map Corner - Jay Osborn
The Lviv Transcription Project - Eric M. Bloch
Life in Two Galician Towns in 1930s - Stephen Denker
Update on Rohatyn Jewish Heritage - Marla R. Osborn

Much of the information on the Gesher Galicia web site is accessible
to all, for free. The Galitzianer, though, is uniquely for Gesher
Galicia members. Other benefits of membership can be found at:
http://www.geshergalicia.org/about-gesher-galicia/membership-benefits/

For information on how to join Gesher Galicia, please go to:
http://www.geshergalicia.org/membership/

We hope you will enjoy the new issue.


Andrew Zalewski
Editor, The Galitzianer
editor@...
http://www.geshergalicia.org


(old) Montefiore (NYC) Cemetery? #general

Shelley Mitchell
 

Hi Genners -

Is anyone going out to (old) Montefiore Cemetery in Queens and willing
to photograph a double headstone (or side by side)? It's in Block 6.
If so, please contact me directly for names and location specifics.
I can even send you a map of the cemetery. It's my great aunt and uncle.

Thank you.
Shelley Mitchell, Brooklyn.

Searching TERNER, MOLDAUER, GOLDSCHEIN, KINIGSBERG, KONIGSBERG, SCHONFELD
in Kolomea area as well as MICHALOWSKY >from Dubasari, Moldova and
WOLFSON >from Podolsk, Russia, and TOPF, maybe Radautz.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen (old) Montefiore (NYC) Cemetery? #general

Shelley Mitchell
 

Hi Genners -

Is anyone going out to (old) Montefiore Cemetery in Queens and willing
to photograph a double headstone (or side by side)? It's in Block 6.
If so, please contact me directly for names and location specifics.
I can even send you a map of the cemetery. It's my great aunt and uncle.

Thank you.
Shelley Mitchell, Brooklyn.

Searching TERNER, MOLDAUER, GOLDSCHEIN, KINIGSBERG, KONIGSBERG, SCHONFELD
in Kolomea area as well as MICHALOWSKY >from Dubasari, Moldova and
WOLFSON >from Podolsk, Russia, and TOPF, maybe Radautz.