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Langsam from Lesko #galicia

Moishe Miller
 

Hi,

I am researching the family of Hirsch Langsam, wife Elka (Manaster) &
sons Mandel, Leib, Yitzchok, Avraham, Yosef & Yehoshua. The children
were born in the 1890's.

Most of the family perished in the Holocaust but Mandel did go to
Illinois (to his mother's brother) around 1921 and stayed in the USA.
Leib also came, in 1910, but no other detail is known about him. As he
is not in the Lesko yizkor book, he may have stayed somewhere in the
USA.

Moishe Miller
Brooklyn, NY
moishe.miller@totalben.com


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Langsam from Lesko #galicia

Moishe Miller
 

Hi,

I am researching the family of Hirsch Langsam, wife Elka (Manaster) &
sons Mandel, Leib, Yitzchok, Avraham, Yosef & Yehoshua. The children
were born in the 1890's.

Most of the family perished in the Holocaust but Mandel did go to
Illinois (to his mother's brother) around 1921 and stayed in the USA.
Leib also came, in 1910, but no other detail is known about him. As he
is not in the Lesko yizkor book, he may have stayed somewhere in the
USA.

Moishe Miller
Brooklyn, NY
moishe.miller@totalben.com


Gdansk & Lomza KehilaLinks #general

Eli Rabinowitz
 

Hi all

I am in process of setting up the first Kehilalink for Gdansk, Poland.

I invite you to send in your stories, memories, photos, family
biographies and articles on Jewish life in Gdansk.

I have also adopted the Lomza KehilaLink and welcome suitable material
that I can post on your behalf on that website.

Here are examples of the kind of material we are looking for:

http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/nasielsk/Rotsztejn.html
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/graaff_reinet/Wertheim.html
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/nasielsk/Kurtz.html

The other Polish KehilaLinks I manage are:

Lublin
Poznan (Posen)
Wroclaw (Breslau)
Nasielsk
Orla
Lomza

For links to my 70+ KehilaLinks, please visit:
http://elirab.me/litvak-portal/kehilalinks/

Please contact me privately at eli@elirab.com

Thanks and regards

Eli Rabinowitz
Perth, Australia
http://elirab.me/litvak-portal/


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Gdansk & Lomza KehilaLinks #general

Eli Rabinowitz
 

Hi all

I am in process of setting up the first Kehilalink for Gdansk, Poland.

I invite you to send in your stories, memories, photos, family
biographies and articles on Jewish life in Gdansk.

I have also adopted the Lomza KehilaLink and welcome suitable material
that I can post on your behalf on that website.

Here are examples of the kind of material we are looking for:

http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/nasielsk/Rotsztejn.html
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/graaff_reinet/Wertheim.html
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/nasielsk/Kurtz.html

The other Polish KehilaLinks I manage are:

Lublin
Poznan (Posen)
Wroclaw (Breslau)
Nasielsk
Orla
Lomza

For links to my 70+ KehilaLinks, please visit:
http://elirab.me/litvak-portal/kehilalinks/

Please contact me privately at eli@elirab.com

Thanks and regards

Eli Rabinowitz
Perth, Australia
http://elirab.me/litvak-portal/


Re: A town/region called Slobot? #general

Alexander Sharon
 

Jason Toay wrote:

Does anybody know of a town or region named Slobot (or something similar)
located either in Lithuania or Poland (or possibly Belarus/Ukraine).

My great-uncle's birth place in the records of the Poor Jews Shelter in
London is listed as 'Slobot' but I am struggling to find such a place.

---
Jason,

There is no town by such exact name in the Eastern Europe countries.
This is most probably village Sloboda, Jewish settlement in modern Belarus
at 5510 2911, Lepel vicinity in Vitebsk Guberniya.

This is of course just a guess since there virtually tens of places all over
Ukraine and Belarus with name Sloboda (Svoboda). Above listed place is only
one known as Jewish community.

Sloboda means a settlement in Ukrainian, hence so many places have this
name.

Best

Alexander Sharon,
JGFF editor


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen RE: A town/region called Slobot? #general

Alexander Sharon
 

Jason Toay wrote:

Does anybody know of a town or region named Slobot (or something similar)
located either in Lithuania or Poland (or possibly Belarus/Ukraine).

My great-uncle's birth place in the records of the Poor Jews Shelter in
London is listed as 'Slobot' but I am struggling to find such a place.

---
Jason,

There is no town by such exact name in the Eastern Europe countries.
This is most probably village Sloboda, Jewish settlement in modern Belarus
at 5510 2911, Lepel vicinity in Vitebsk Guberniya.

This is of course just a guess since there virtually tens of places all over
Ukraine and Belarus with name Sloboda (Svoboda). Above listed place is only
one known as Jewish community.

Sloboda means a settlement in Ukrainian, hence so many places have this
name.

Best

Alexander Sharon,
JGFF editor


New Zealand newspapers #unitedkingdom

jsr.wes@...
 

Sue

The New Zealand website for Papers Past still exists as I used it yesterday
Just google it.

Sue Wesley
Auckland, NZ

Sent >from my iPad


JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom New Zealand newspapers #unitedkingdom

jsr.wes@...
 

Sue

The New Zealand website for Papers Past still exists as I used it yesterday
Just google it.

Sue Wesley
Auckland, NZ

Sent >from my iPad


Marcia Freedman #unitedkingdom

Angie Elfassi
 

Hi,

I dont know if this is the correct forum for my question but -

Im trying to contact someone by the name of Marcia Freedman who has tested on FTDNA.

She is 2nd - 3rd cousin and I would like to contact her. Ive tried writing to the
email attached to the test flag but to no avail. That email address is also showing
up in my contact list as belonging to someone else.

It is more than possible that someone else is managing several tests. If anyone
has any ideas please contact me privately - I can share someone else's name.

Can anyone suggest anything further to do? I have written several times to that
email address.

Thanks

Regards,
Angie Elfassi


Searching:
RAYKH-ZELIGMAN/RICHMAN, Stakliskes, Lithuania/Leeds
COHEN, Sakiai, Lithuania/Leeds
MAGIDOWITZ, Jurbarkas, Lithuania/Leeds
KASSIMOFF, Rezekne, Latvia/Leeds


JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom Marcia Freedman #unitedkingdom

Angie Elfassi
 

Hi,

I dont know if this is the correct forum for my question but -

Im trying to contact someone by the name of Marcia Freedman who has tested on FTDNA.

She is 2nd - 3rd cousin and I would like to contact her. Ive tried writing to the
email attached to the test flag but to no avail. That email address is also showing
up in my contact list as belonging to someone else.

It is more than possible that someone else is managing several tests. If anyone
has any ideas please contact me privately - I can share someone else's name.

Can anyone suggest anything further to do? I have written several times to that
email address.

Thanks

Regards,
Angie Elfassi


Searching:
RAYKH-ZELIGMAN/RICHMAN, Stakliskes, Lithuania/Leeds
COHEN, Sakiai, Lithuania/Leeds
MAGIDOWITZ, Jurbarkas, Lithuania/Leeds
KASSIMOFF, Rezekne, Latvia/Leeds


Re New zealand Papers Past #unitedkingdom

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Sue Levy posted that the New Zealand Papers Past Archive no longer exists online.
However, when I go to their website: https://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/, it shows
?they last updated newspapers as of June 2016. I was able to access newspapers.
The site has over 3 million pages of newspapers. Their website now contains more
Than newspapers: magazines and journals, letters and diaries and parliamentary
papers--


The list of newspapers contained on Papers Past may be found at:
https://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/newspapers/all


They have a new platform for the website which has changed/enhanced some of their
offerings. TO read more about that see:
https://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/about

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Pubic Records Access Monitoring Committee


JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom Re New zealand Papers Past #unitedkingdom

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Sue Levy posted that the New Zealand Papers Past Archive no longer exists online.
However, when I go to their website: https://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/, it shows
?they last updated newspapers as of June 2016. I was able to access newspapers.
The site has over 3 million pages of newspapers. Their website now contains more
Than newspapers: magazines and journals, letters and diaries and parliamentary
papers--


The list of newspapers contained on Papers Past may be found at:
https://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/newspapers/all


They have a new platform for the website which has changed/enhanced some of their
offerings. TO read more about that see:
https://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/about

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Pubic Records Access Monitoring Committee


A town/region called Slobot? #general

Jason Toay
 

Does anybody know of a town or region named Slobot (or something similar)
located either in Lithuania or Poland (or possibly Belarus/Ukraine).

My great-uncle's birth place in the records of the Poor Jews Shelter in
London is listed as 'Slobot' but I am struggling to find such a place.

Thanks for any assistance with this query.

Jason Toay (toay@iafrica.com)
Cape Town, South Africa


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen A town/region called Slobot? #general

Jason Toay
 

Does anybody know of a town or region named Slobot (or something similar)
located either in Lithuania or Poland (or possibly Belarus/Ukraine).

My great-uncle's birth place in the records of the Poor Jews Shelter in
London is listed as 'Slobot' but I am struggling to find such a place.

Thanks for any assistance with this query.

Jason Toay (toay@iafrica.com)
Cape Town, South Africa


(US) National Archives Genealogy Programs This Fall #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The (US) National Archives has announced their fall genealogy programs.
The programs are free and open to the public. They are held at the
National Archives building in Washington DC (National Mall) For those
in McGowan Theater use entrance on Constitution and 7th Ave; for those
in Research Center use Pennsylvania Ave between 7th and 9th Streets NW.
Times given are all EDT. Many programs are on their YouTube Station
making the programs available to anyone anywhere.

National Archives Virtual Genealogy Fair
October 26 & 27, starting daily at 10 a.m. EDT. To read more see:
https://www.archives.gov/calendar/genealogy-fair
This will be webcast on YouTube. It offers advice for all skill levels
including basic genealogical research, underutilized records, census,
Department of State documents, and military records. Speakers include
genealogy experts >from National Archives locations across the nation.
See: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLC641EF0E3F8AFDF9

The Federal Register and the Electoral College
Thursday, November 10, at 2 p.m., William G. McGowan Theater and YouTube
The presentation will discuss the function of the Electoral College as well
as her office's role in disseminating Government regulations, proposed rules
and notices, Executive Orders, proclamations, and other Presidential
documents.

"Help! I'm Stuck" Genealogy Consultations
Room G-25, Research Center (Penn Ave. entrance), noon - 4 p.m.

Saturday, October 22

Saturday, November 12

Saturday, December 10

Introduction to Captured German Records at the National Archives
Wednesday, December 14, at 2 p.m., William G. McGowan Theater & YouTube

Know Your Records have on line extensive videos, handouts, and presentations
from live programs. See playlist at:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLC641EF0E3F8AFDF9

At the time of writing this posting the above information was not yet posted
to the NA website.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen (US) National Archives Genealogy Programs This Fall #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The (US) National Archives has announced their fall genealogy programs.
The programs are free and open to the public. They are held at the
National Archives building in Washington DC (National Mall) For those
in McGowan Theater use entrance on Constitution and 7th Ave; for those
in Research Center use Pennsylvania Ave between 7th and 9th Streets NW.
Times given are all EDT. Many programs are on their YouTube Station
making the programs available to anyone anywhere.

National Archives Virtual Genealogy Fair
October 26 & 27, starting daily at 10 a.m. EDT. To read more see:
https://www.archives.gov/calendar/genealogy-fair
This will be webcast on YouTube. It offers advice for all skill levels
including basic genealogical research, underutilized records, census,
Department of State documents, and military records. Speakers include
genealogy experts >from National Archives locations across the nation.
See: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLC641EF0E3F8AFDF9

The Federal Register and the Electoral College
Thursday, November 10, at 2 p.m., William G. McGowan Theater and YouTube
The presentation will discuss the function of the Electoral College as well
as her office's role in disseminating Government regulations, proposed rules
and notices, Executive Orders, proclamations, and other Presidential
documents.

"Help! I'm Stuck" Genealogy Consultations
Room G-25, Research Center (Penn Ave. entrance), noon - 4 p.m.

Saturday, October 22

Saturday, November 12

Saturday, December 10

Introduction to Captured German Records at the National Archives
Wednesday, December 14, at 2 p.m., William G. McGowan Theater & YouTube

Know Your Records have on line extensive videos, handouts, and presentations
from live programs. See playlist at:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLC641EF0E3F8AFDF9

At the time of writing this posting the above information was not yet posted
to the NA website.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


List of Russian Stalag Prisoners #general

eran shayshon <eshayshon@...>
 

Dear all,
My gradfather who was a soldier in the Red Army and was as missing
in November 1942. The next thing that we know, he appeard sometime
in 1944 in Chernowitz, Ukraine. We do not know what happened between
his date of disappearance and his reapearance in 1944. Several
circumstantial evidence support the idea that was held prisoned by
the Nazis in a POW camp (Stalag). I am looking for evidence to
support this. Does anyone know of list of Russian prisoners put in
Stalags by the Nazis in the area of Ukraine?
Thanks,
Eran Shayshon


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen List of Russian Stalag Prisoners #general

eran shayshon <eshayshon@...>
 

Dear all,
My gradfather who was a soldier in the Red Army and was as missing
in November 1942. The next thing that we know, he appeard sometime
in 1944 in Chernowitz, Ukraine. We do not know what happened between
his date of disappearance and his reapearance in 1944. Several
circumstantial evidence support the idea that was held prisoned by
the Nazis in a POW camp (Stalag). I am looking for evidence to
support this. Does anyone know of list of Russian prisoners put in
Stalags by the Nazis in the area of Ukraine?
Thanks,
Eran Shayshon


Re: cemetery requests #general

dennis gries
 

Joe writes:

"Visiting a cemetery is a shlep. Asking someone to visit a distant cemetery
and take pictures of a grave or graves is requesting someone to go way out
of his/her way for you.

I would like to suggest that before posting such a request to this group,
we place a call to the cemetery office (use one of the name locator sites)
and ask if the cemetery has this service available and if there is a cost
for the service.

Fortunately, we have many dedicated volunteers but in my opinion,we really
have an obligation to try the above first"

Suggestions:

Actually, there are several sources which have been around for several
years:

1. Findagrave.com --- pictures usually are there
2. Raogk.org - local volunteers who have offered. This is the reincarnation
of the site created perhaps 15-18 years ago.
3. Rootsweb.ancestry.com - local volunteers who have offered. Either in the
mailing lists or on the county sites.

Cemeteries are in the business of selling lots, and coordinating burials.
Often there is but one person in the office. Sometimes you may get lucky,
but there is a least one national "chain" that charges about $40 for the
service.

Dennis Gries


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: cemetery requests #general

dennis gries
 

Joe writes:

"Visiting a cemetery is a shlep. Asking someone to visit a distant cemetery
and take pictures of a grave or graves is requesting someone to go way out
of his/her way for you.

I would like to suggest that before posting such a request to this group,
we place a call to the cemetery office (use one of the name locator sites)
and ask if the cemetery has this service available and if there is a cost
for the service.

Fortunately, we have many dedicated volunteers but in my opinion,we really
have an obligation to try the above first"

Suggestions:

Actually, there are several sources which have been around for several
years:

1. Findagrave.com --- pictures usually are there
2. Raogk.org - local volunteers who have offered. This is the reincarnation
of the site created perhaps 15-18 years ago.
3. Rootsweb.ancestry.com - local volunteers who have offered. Either in the
mailing lists or on the county sites.

Cemeteries are in the business of selling lots, and coordinating burials.
Often there is but one person in the office. Sometimes you may get lucky,
but there is a least one national "chain" that charges about $40 for the
service.

Dennis Gries

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