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JewishGen's Success! Stories #belarus

Phyllis Kramer
 

Old letters and photographs play an important role in the latest issue
of JewishGen's Success! Stories. These stories take us to Argentina,
Germany, Austria, Poland, and the Netherlands. You can access these
stories >from the "About Us" button on our website or by following this
link: http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen/Testimonials/

Suzanne Reisman finds two old photos of an unknown baby after her
grandmother passes away. Silvia Rodriguez translates letters >from the
late 1930s for her friend Leda Altura -- letters written in German,
containing desperate pleas for help in emigrating >from Vienna to
Argentina. Peter Vanlaw inherits old letters and photos >from his
mother, giving him the urge to find out more about his Rehfisch
family, and to identify all the nameless faces that appeared in those
photos.

This issue was prepared by JewishGen volunteers -- Nancy Siegel, Editor
and Anna Blanchard, Webmaster. Anna has volunteered her time and
talents as the Success! Stories Webmaster for the past four years. She
has created beautiful layouts of the inspiring stories you send us.
Anna is now stepping down to pursue other ventures. We will miss her
greatly, but we send her off with our gratitude and best wishes.

We hope that you, too, will have success in your research using the
abundant resources of JewishGen and we encourage you to submit your
own success stories to us at success@lyris.jewishgen.org.

Phyllis Kramer, NYC & PBG, Florida
VP, Education & Special Projects, JewishGen, Inc.


Belarus SIG #Belarus JewishGen's Success! Stories #belarus

Phyllis Kramer
 

Old letters and photographs play an important role in the latest issue
of JewishGen's Success! Stories. These stories take us to Argentina,
Germany, Austria, Poland, and the Netherlands. You can access these
stories >from the "About Us" button on our website or by following this
link: http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen/Testimonials/

Suzanne Reisman finds two old photos of an unknown baby after her
grandmother passes away. Silvia Rodriguez translates letters >from the
late 1930s for her friend Leda Altura -- letters written in German,
containing desperate pleas for help in emigrating >from Vienna to
Argentina. Peter Vanlaw inherits old letters and photos >from his
mother, giving him the urge to find out more about his Rehfisch
family, and to identify all the nameless faces that appeared in those
photos.

This issue was prepared by JewishGen volunteers -- Nancy Siegel, Editor
and Anna Blanchard, Webmaster. Anna has volunteered her time and
talents as the Success! Stories Webmaster for the past four years. She
has created beautiful layouts of the inspiring stories you send us.
Anna is now stepping down to pursue other ventures. We will miss her
greatly, but we send her off with our gratitude and best wishes.

We hope that you, too, will have success in your research using the
abundant resources of JewishGen and we encourage you to submit your
own success stories to us at success@lyris.jewishgen.org.

Phyllis Kramer, NYC & PBG, Florida
VP, Education & Special Projects, JewishGen, Inc.


Looking for a town #belarus

Ken Domeshek <kdomeshek@...>
 

Hello researchers. I am looking for a town with the name "Obodowo" on a
Polish passport >from 1921, or "Obidowo" on the associated Ellis Island record.
Based on other family records, this place may be close to Korelitz, Nowogrudek,
Negnewicze, about 20 miles south of the Naliboki Forest. Have searched JewishGen
and Jewish Gazetteer, and the closest sounding names (Opatow, Obidovichi) seem
200 miles too far away. Any ideas?

Ken Domeshek - Houston, TX

Damesek and Kartorzynski in Nesvizh, Korelitz and nearby area.


Correction in information about The Dove Flyer #belarus

Janette Silverman <cochairs@...>
 

In our previous message, we incorrectly identified Deputy Consul General
Ravit Baer as Consul General. As previously announced, Ms. Baer, a
career diplomat in the Israeli foreign service, served
in Europe and Africa before becoming Israel's Deputy Consul General to
the Pacific Northwest. We are honored to have her present the August 11
screening of the acclaimed Israeli movie "The Dove
Flyer," and apologize for incorrectly identifying her.

"The Dove Flyer" will be shown as part of a Jewish film festival that
has been curated for the conference by leading Jewish film scholar and
teacher of cinema Dr. Eric Goldman. The film is based on Eli Amir's
blockbuster novel of the same name, brings to life the fragile, doomed
world of the Baghdad Jewish community in 1950.

In addition, as at previous conferences, key lectures and presentations will
be made available through LIVE! a real-time video streaming service after up
to 90 days after the conference. It's not too late to register for the
conference or to purchase LIVE! Visit the conference website,
www.iajgs2016.org , for more information about all aspects of the
conference.

We're looking forward to seeing so many of you in Seattle August 7-12.

Janette Silverman, Chuck Weinstein, Phyllis Grossman Conference Co-Chairs


Belarus SIG #Belarus Looking for a town #belarus

Ken Domeshek <kdomeshek@...>
 

Hello researchers. I am looking for a town with the name "Obodowo" on a
Polish passport >from 1921, or "Obidowo" on the associated Ellis Island record.
Based on other family records, this place may be close to Korelitz, Nowogrudek,
Negnewicze, about 20 miles south of the Naliboki Forest. Have searched JewishGen
and Jewish Gazetteer, and the closest sounding names (Opatow, Obidovichi) seem
200 miles too far away. Any ideas?

Ken Domeshek - Houston, TX

Damesek and Kartorzynski in Nesvizh, Korelitz and nearby area.


Belarus SIG #Belarus Correction in information about The Dove Flyer #belarus

Janette Silverman <cochairs@...>
 

In our previous message, we incorrectly identified Deputy Consul General
Ravit Baer as Consul General. As previously announced, Ms. Baer, a
career diplomat in the Israeli foreign service, served
in Europe and Africa before becoming Israel's Deputy Consul General to
the Pacific Northwest. We are honored to have her present the August 11
screening of the acclaimed Israeli movie "The Dove
Flyer," and apologize for incorrectly identifying her.

"The Dove Flyer" will be shown as part of a Jewish film festival that
has been curated for the conference by leading Jewish film scholar and
teacher of cinema Dr. Eric Goldman. The film is based on Eli Amir's
blockbuster novel of the same name, brings to life the fragile, doomed
world of the Baghdad Jewish community in 1950.

In addition, as at previous conferences, key lectures and presentations will
be made available through LIVE! a real-time video streaming service after up
to 90 days after the conference. It's not too late to register for the
conference or to purchase LIVE! Visit the conference website,
www.iajgs2016.org , for more information about all aspects of the
conference.

We're looking forward to seeing so many of you in Seattle August 7-12.

Janette Silverman, Chuck Weinstein, Phyllis Grossman Conference Co-Chairs


Israeli phone numbers from the 1950s / 1960s #general

Rashi Rosenzweig
 

Good Evening Genners!

I received an envelope of pictures >from a step cousin of mine whose step mother was
my grandfather's 1st cousin, therefore my 1st cousin twice removed. Her name was
Paula FEIGENBAUM-KUPERSCHMIDT and she was born and raised in Lublin, Poland. A
holocaust survivor, she survived about 3 camps, including Aushwitz. She lost her
husband and her little daughter.

Long story short, several years after the war, she went on aliya to Israel.

Getting back to the pictures, in the envelope with a phone number of a woman by the
name of Bracha (without her family name) >from Tel Aviv who was Paula's cousin. The
number has 5 digits. My question is this: is there any way we can look up old
Israeli phone numbers? Any one have any ideas of where I could find these archives?

I know that this may be a long shot, but hey..ya never know!!

Thanks all and have a great evening and night.

Rashi Rosenzweig
Ra'anana, ISRAEL


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Israeli phone numbers from the 1950s / 1960s #general

Rashi Rosenzweig
 

Good Evening Genners!

I received an envelope of pictures >from a step cousin of mine whose step mother was
my grandfather's 1st cousin, therefore my 1st cousin twice removed. Her name was
Paula FEIGENBAUM-KUPERSCHMIDT and she was born and raised in Lublin, Poland. A
holocaust survivor, she survived about 3 camps, including Aushwitz. She lost her
husband and her little daughter.

Long story short, several years after the war, she went on aliya to Israel.

Getting back to the pictures, in the envelope with a phone number of a woman by the
name of Bracha (without her family name) >from Tel Aviv who was Paula's cousin. The
number has 5 digits. My question is this: is there any way we can look up old
Israeli phone numbers? Any one have any ideas of where I could find these archives?

I know that this may be a long shot, but hey..ya never know!!

Thanks all and have a great evening and night.

Rashi Rosenzweig
Ra'anana, ISRAEL


Update-Oklahoma Death Records Access; Correction to NY Birth and Death Records Access Posting #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

I have reported several times about the "unique" situation in Oklahoma since 2011
when only the named person on a death certificate (the deceased) could obtain the
death certificate. I kid you not! An attempt was made to modify the statute in
2014. In 2015, an amendment was adopted which permits anyone after 75 years to
access ala Model Vital Records Act. This is no longer true.

On 6 June 2016, Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin signed HB 2703 into law. The new law
permits certain categories of people to access the records immediately, such as the
named person, parents, legal counsel,funeral director, and law enforcement
individuals. In addition, public access to death records was reduced >from 75 years
to 50 years. These provisions become effective 1 November 2016. Effective 1 July
2017, the Oklahoma Department of Health is required to have an online public
index including dates of birth and death, and counties of birth and death. Birth
data is added 20 years after date of birth and 5 years after date of death.
Access to the online index is available at no cost to users.

This was reported in the IAJGS Public Records Access Alert which you can subscribe
to by going to http://lists.iajgs.org/mailman/listinfo/records-access-alerts and
follow the instructions to enter your email address, full name and with which
genealogical organization you have an affiliation. You will receive an email
response that you have to reply to or the subscription will not be finalized. TO
access teh Records Acces ALert archives go to: Records Access Alert archives:
http://lists.iajgs.org/mailman/private/records-access-alerts/.
You must be registered to access the archives. Carolyn Lea mentioned the "unique"
death record situation in her posting on NY birth and death records but not the
recent legislative update resolving the problem.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Update-Oklahoma Death Records Access; Correction to NY Birth and Death Records Access Posting #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

I have reported several times about the "unique" situation in Oklahoma since 2011
when only the named person on a death certificate (the deceased) could obtain the
death certificate. I kid you not! An attempt was made to modify the statute in
2014. In 2015, an amendment was adopted which permits anyone after 75 years to
access ala Model Vital Records Act. This is no longer true.

On 6 June 2016, Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin signed HB 2703 into law. The new law
permits certain categories of people to access the records immediately, such as the
named person, parents, legal counsel,funeral director, and law enforcement
individuals. In addition, public access to death records was reduced >from 75 years
to 50 years. These provisions become effective 1 November 2016. Effective 1 July
2017, the Oklahoma Department of Health is required to have an online public
index including dates of birth and death, and counties of birth and death. Birth
data is added 20 years after date of birth and 5 years after date of death.
Access to the online index is available at no cost to users.

This was reported in the IAJGS Public Records Access Alert which you can subscribe
to by going to http://lists.iajgs.org/mailman/listinfo/records-access-alerts and
follow the instructions to enter your email address, full name and with which
genealogical organization you have an affiliation. You will receive an email
response that you have to reply to or the subscription will not be finalized. TO
access teh Records Acces ALert archives go to: Records Access Alert archives:
http://lists.iajgs.org/mailman/private/records-access-alerts/.
You must be registered to access the archives. Carolyn Lea mentioned the "unique"
death record situation in her posting on NY birth and death records but not the
recent legislative update resolving the problem.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Ancestry.ca Offering Access to Canadian 1921 Census #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Ancestry.ca (Canada) is offering free access to the Canadian1921 census. To
access the featured collection you must register with your name, email
address and password. Once you have registered fill in the name of the
person you are researching, with location and if you have other information
such as birth year, and family members it will aid in your search, but are
not required. Most of the records are in English but some are in French. If
you don't find what you are looking for using English, then try French. The
notice did not include an end date to this free access. To access the
featured site go to: http://tinyurl.com/z6xdvno

Original url:
http://search.ancestry.ca/search/db.aspx?dbid=8991&;o_xid=72617&o_lid=72617&o_sch=Email+-+Campaigns

I have no affiliation with Ancestry and am posting this solely for the reader's
information.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Ancestry.ca Offering Access to Canadian 1921 Census #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Ancestry.ca (Canada) is offering free access to the Canadian1921 census. To
access the featured collection you must register with your name, email
address and password. Once you have registered fill in the name of the
person you are researching, with location and if you have other information
such as birth year, and family members it will aid in your search, but are
not required. Most of the records are in English but some are in French. If
you don't find what you are looking for using English, then try French. The
notice did not include an end date to this free access. To access the
featured site go to: http://tinyurl.com/z6xdvno

Original url:
http://search.ancestry.ca/search/db.aspx?dbid=8991&;o_xid=72617&o_lid=72617&o_sch=Email+-+Campaigns

I have no affiliation with Ancestry and am posting this solely for the reader's
information.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Recommendation needed for guide to St Petersburg Archive #general

eshayshon@...
 

Hi all,

This September I plan to go to St. Peterburg to try to unveil the secrets of the
life of my grandfather, who apparently had a previous family before he was forced
to flee Leningrad during WW2 and start a new family, my own.

I want to see if I can find documents in the state and city archives. I don't speak
Russian, so I would highly appreciate recommendations for a Russian-English guide
or just a nice and ambitious student who can go with me to the state archives and
help me with the search . Please contact me on eshayshon@gmail.com

Thanks

eran shayshon

MODERATOR: Private responses only please


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Recommendation needed for guide to St Petersburg Archive #general

eshayshon@...
 

Hi all,

This September I plan to go to St. Peterburg to try to unveil the secrets of the
life of my grandfather, who apparently had a previous family before he was forced
to flee Leningrad during WW2 and start a new family, my own.

I want to see if I can find documents in the state and city archives. I don't speak
Russian, so I would highly appreciate recommendations for a Russian-English guide
or just a nice and ambitious student who can go with me to the state archives and
help me with the search . Please contact me on eshayshon@gmail.com

Thanks

eran shayshon

MODERATOR: Private responses only please


Ancestry 1940 Census Offer #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Ancestry.com is offering free access to the 1940 US census. You must
register with your name, email address and password to access the featured
collection. No credit card information is required. To access the featured
collection go to: http://www.ancestry.com/cs/1940-census

There was no time limit for the free access mentioned on the website.

Once you have registered, fill in the name, and location your ancestor lived
in 1940 and if you know their birth year and others living in the same
household. These additional information fields are not required to be
completed but may assist in your search.

Accessing other collections will prompt you to subscribe or try a 14-day
free offer which requires you to provide a credit card number.

I have no affiliation with Ancestry.com and am posting this solely for the
information of the reader.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Ancestry 1940 Census Offer #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Ancestry.com is offering free access to the 1940 US census. You must
register with your name, email address and password to access the featured
collection. No credit card information is required. To access the featured
collection go to: http://www.ancestry.com/cs/1940-census

There was no time limit for the free access mentioned on the website.

Once you have registered, fill in the name, and location your ancestor lived
in 1940 and if you know their birth year and others living in the same
household. These additional information fields are not required to be
completed but may assist in your search.

Accessing other collections will prompt you to subscribe or try a 14-day
free offer which requires you to provide a credit card number.

I have no affiliation with Ancestry.com and am posting this solely for the
information of the reader.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Re: Disappearance of Trail in Paterson, New Jersey??? #general

Adam Cherson
 

Update on this thread for the benefit of others who may find themselves in
my position.

With the help of this benevolent community, I now have two new records that
at least for now have re-opened the trail: 1) a New Jersey Census >from 1915
that is not in the ancestry.com databases, but is in familysearch.org
(lesson: do not assume that one search site contains the same records as
another, especiallly when it comes to State census records); 2) a 1945
Paterson City Directory that listed Barnet RUBIN (as deceased, giving his
DOD), listed his wife Lena RUBIN as a widow on a separate line, and his son
Harry RUBIN with his wife Rosie on yet a third line (lesson: look carefully
at city directories, for the same family may appear as several different
entries, and in rare instances, a DOD may also be given in the city directory).

In addition, it has been made known to me that local public libraries, as is
the case with Paterson, often maintain genealogical archives that cannot be
found online.

I will now be going offline in pursuit of further records such as death
certificates and obituaries.

Many thanks for the expert advice given on this inquiry.

Happy Hunting!
Adam Cherson


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Disappearance of Trail in Paterson, New Jersey??? #general

Adam Cherson
 

Update on this thread for the benefit of others who may find themselves in
my position.

With the help of this benevolent community, I now have two new records that
at least for now have re-opened the trail: 1) a New Jersey Census >from 1915
that is not in the ancestry.com databases, but is in familysearch.org
(lesson: do not assume that one search site contains the same records as
another, especiallly when it comes to State census records); 2) a 1945
Paterson City Directory that listed Barnet RUBIN (as deceased, giving his
DOD), listed his wife Lena RUBIN as a widow on a separate line, and his son
Harry RUBIN with his wife Rosie on yet a third line (lesson: look carefully
at city directories, for the same family may appear as several different
entries, and in rare instances, a DOD may also be given in the city directory).

In addition, it has been made known to me that local public libraries, as is
the case with Paterson, often maintain genealogical archives that cannot be
found online.

I will now be going offline in pursuit of further records such as death
certificates and obituaries.

Many thanks for the expert advice given on this inquiry.

Happy Hunting!
Adam Cherson


JewishGen's Success! Stories #bessarabia

Phyllis Kramer
 

Old letters and photographs play an important role in the latest issue
of JewishGen's Success! Stories. These stories take us to Argentina,
Germany, Austria, Poland, and the Netherlands. You can access these
stories >from the "About Us" button on our website or by following this
link: http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen/Testimonials/

Suzanne Reisman finds two old photos of an unknown baby after her
grandmother passes away. Silvia Rodriguez translates letters >from the
late 1930s for her friend Leda Altura -- letters written in German,
containing desperate pleas for help in emigrating >from Vienna to
Argentina. Peter Vanlaw inherits old letters and photos >from his
mother, giving him the urge to find out more about his Rehfisch
family, and to identify all the nameless faces that appeared in those
photos.

This issue was prepared by JewishGen volunteers -- Nancy Siegel, Editor
and Anna Blanchard, Webmaster. Anna has volunteered her time and
talents as the Success! Stories Webmaster for the past four years. She
has created beautiful layouts of the inspiring stories you send us.
Anna is now stepping down to pursue other ventures. We will miss her
greatly, but we send her off with our gratitude and best wishes.

We hope that you, too, will have success in your research using the
abundant resources of JewishGen and we encourage you to submit your
own success stories to us at success@lyris.jewishgen.org.

Phyllis Kramer, NYC & PBG, Florida
VP, Education & Special Projects, JewishGen, Inc.


Re: Train travel Lodz-Vilne 1920 #general

Alexander Sharon
 

eisenbak@stthom.edu wrote:
Can someone suggest a source of information about train travel between Lodz and
Vilna around 1920? I'd like to get a sense of how long the trip took (I'm
assuming it was an all-day affair) and whether that was a direct route or
involved a change of train.
Hi,

During the interwar period, distance >from Warsaw to Wilno 423 km (263
miles ) was covered in 5 1/2 hours, which translates to train speed of 76.5 km/h.

In addition, railway trip >from Lodz to Warszawa lasted 1 hr and 28 min.

Refer to history of Polish Railways during WWI and interwar period.

http://www.pod-semaforkiem.aplus.pl/hi_1914.php

and

http://iripk.pl/index.php?option=com_content&;view=article&id=61:szybka-kolej-przedwojenna&catid=7:kolej&Itemid=111
(MODERATOR http://tinyurl.com/zma68b8 )

Best,

Alexander Sharon
Calgary, AB

64201 - 64220 of 654766