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Finding Family in Grodno today #general

Jeanne Gold <JeanneGold@...>
 

Dear JewishGenners,

I don't remember now which site I was on, but it had to do with
Temples/Synagogues around the world. I had a crazy idea, and wrote to
several, asking if there was some way to open communication between them
and us to help us find our living relatives in Grodno. The following reply
just came. I would like to organize those interested and send a single
reply (which is why I didn't include how to contact them directly).

Please write to me (privately) telling me what you want said/sent to them.

Jeanne Gold
JeanneGold@iname.com
http://www.gold-cousins.org

Date: Wed, 21 Oct 1998 19:32:59 +0200 (GMT)

Dear Mrs. Jeanne Gold,
We're received your letter and we are very sorry for not answering
you immediatly.
we are very interested in your proposal. It was very pleasant for us
to hear thet there are people in the USA who have roots >from Grodno.
Nowadays in Grodno there are 1.200 Yews. Grodno has some Jewish
organizations.
Now our community "Menorah" is goig to organize a Jewish kindergarten.
At the present time, my husbant, Michael Kemerov is writing a book
about the history of the Jews in Grodno. If you and your friends have got
some interesting, importent facts or things, photos about the Jewish life
in Grodno of the past, and you want to publish them, we will be happy to
get some information >from you.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Finding Family in Grodno today #general

Jeanne Gold <JeanneGold@...>
 

Dear JewishGenners,

I don't remember now which site I was on, but it had to do with
Temples/Synagogues around the world. I had a crazy idea, and wrote to
several, asking if there was some way to open communication between them
and us to help us find our living relatives in Grodno. The following reply
just came. I would like to organize those interested and send a single
reply (which is why I didn't include how to contact them directly).

Please write to me (privately) telling me what you want said/sent to them.

Jeanne Gold
JeanneGold@iname.com
http://www.gold-cousins.org

Date: Wed, 21 Oct 1998 19:32:59 +0200 (GMT)

Dear Mrs. Jeanne Gold,
We're received your letter and we are very sorry for not answering
you immediatly.
we are very interested in your proposal. It was very pleasant for us
to hear thet there are people in the USA who have roots >from Grodno.
Nowadays in Grodno there are 1.200 Yews. Grodno has some Jewish
organizations.
Now our community "Menorah" is goig to organize a Jewish kindergarten.
At the present time, my husbant, Michael Kemerov is writing a book
about the history of the Jews in Grodno. If you and your friends have got
some interesting, importent facts or things, photos about the Jewish life
in Grodno of the past, and you want to publish them, we will be happy to
get some information >from you.


Forays into W Ham Cemetery? #general

Ben Elton <ben@...>
 

If anyone id going to West Ham cemetery in the near future I would be
deeply grateful fi they could look up a couple of stones for me.

If you can do so please e mail me privately on ben@delton.demon.co.uk

Many thanks in advance,

Ben Elton


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Forays into W Ham Cemetery? #general

Ben Elton <ben@...>
 

If anyone id going to West Ham cemetery in the near future I would be
deeply grateful fi they could look up a couple of stones for me.

If you can do so please e mail me privately on ben@delton.demon.co.uk

Many thanks in advance,

Ben Elton


NYC 92nd St Y - Researching Your Family History- Nov 12 & 19 #general

Jgsny@...
 

A joint JGS (NY)/ 92nd St YM-YWHA program, Researching Your Family History,
will be held on two Thursdays, November 12th & 19th, 7:00-9:00pm, at the 92nd
St Y, 1395 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY. Learn how to gather information
from you relatives. Discover the wide range of library and archival resources
available locally and elsewhere. Topics include naming traditions, vital
records, cemeteries, computer technology, census and naturalization records,
passenger lists, yizkor books, Holocaust research, finding survivors, and
researching in Eastern Europe. Two sessions, $40. Pre-registration required.
Register through the Y, either in person, by mail or telephone. Call
212-996-1100.

Estelle Guzik
Pres. JGS (NY)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen NYC 92nd St Y - Researching Your Family History- Nov 12 & 19 #general

Jgsny@...
 

A joint JGS (NY)/ 92nd St YM-YWHA program, Researching Your Family History,
will be held on two Thursdays, November 12th & 19th, 7:00-9:00pm, at the 92nd
St Y, 1395 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY. Learn how to gather information
from you relatives. Discover the wide range of library and archival resources
available locally and elsewhere. Topics include naming traditions, vital
records, cemeteries, computer technology, census and naturalization records,
passenger lists, yizkor books, Holocaust research, finding survivors, and
researching in Eastern Europe. Two sessions, $40. Pre-registration required.
Register through the Y, either in person, by mail or telephone. Call
212-996-1100.

Estelle Guzik
Pres. JGS (NY)


He: Lookup physician directory (Switzerland) #general

samuel lenger <sdfisr@...>
 

Hi

If someone has easy access to a physicians directory for one of the
years in the time-frame 1937-1947 please contact me privately. I am
looking for a physician that practice in Switzerland.
Sam Lenger
sdfisr@shani.net


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen He: Lookup physician directory (Switzerland) #general

samuel lenger <sdfisr@...>
 

Hi

If someone has easy access to a physicians directory for one of the
years in the time-frame 1937-1947 please contact me privately. I am
looking for a physician that practice in Switzerland.
Sam Lenger
sdfisr@shani.net


Internet success #general

Steven N. Lewis <lewissn@...>
 

Dear Jewishgenners: I want to share a possible source of genealogical
information that recently paid off for me. While browsing through the
Internet, looking for German genealogical web sites, I came across the
name of a (non-Jewish) German researcher who had ancestors >from the same
tiny Hessian town, Grossenbuseck, that my family came from. I e-mailed
him and asked if he ever visited the town. He answered that he had and
would again soon, and would be happy to do a little digging for me. To
make a long story short, yesterday I received a packet including 100
photos of the graves in the Jewish cemetary there, photos of the town,
and a German language book featuring numerous villages in the area, with
a 20-page chapter on Jewish life there. All this was sent to me in
advance of receiving payment, and represented a gift of time and energy
that was remarkable. I've offered to return the favor and sleuth around
the US for any of my new friend's American relatives, but so far he
hasn't taken me up on the offer. The Internet turned out to be a
marvelous tool that put me in touch with a total stranger whose kindness
simply floored me. Nancy Breslau Lewis <lewissn@erols.com>


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Internet success #general

Steven N. Lewis <lewissn@...>
 

Dear Jewishgenners: I want to share a possible source of genealogical
information that recently paid off for me. While browsing through the
Internet, looking for German genealogical web sites, I came across the
name of a (non-Jewish) German researcher who had ancestors >from the same
tiny Hessian town, Grossenbuseck, that my family came from. I e-mailed
him and asked if he ever visited the town. He answered that he had and
would again soon, and would be happy to do a little digging for me. To
make a long story short, yesterday I received a packet including 100
photos of the graves in the Jewish cemetary there, photos of the town,
and a German language book featuring numerous villages in the area, with
a 20-page chapter on Jewish life there. All this was sent to me in
advance of receiving payment, and represented a gift of time and energy
that was remarkable. I've offered to return the favor and sleuth around
the US for any of my new friend's American relatives, but so far he
hasn't taken me up on the offer. The Internet turned out to be a
marvelous tool that put me in touch with a total stranger whose kindness
simply floored me. Nancy Breslau Lewis <lewissn@erols.com>


Re: Archive Locations for Posen Jewish Communities #general

David Lewin <davidlewin@...>
 

At 08:33 14/10/98 -0400, Steven Fischbach wrote:

Other than records in the LDS library collection, are there any archives
that contain records of geneological interest for persons that lived in
Jewish Communities in the former German province of Posen (between the
Second Partition of Posen and 1900?)
Re Archive location for Posen Jewish communities genealogical records for
cities such as Samter, Pleschen, Wreschen etc - these may be in the
National Archives in Poznan

You need to write to

Naczelna Dyrekcja Archiwow Panstwowych
ul. Dluga 6
00-950 WARSZAWA
POLAND

You can write in English. Warsaw will forward your enquiry to the National
Archive in Poznan.

Costs of official research:

1. Entrance cost 30 USD,
2. For each hour work for researching - 15 USD
3. for each copy 10 USD.

The Polish national archives have only genealogical certificates for the
period 1874-1897. The Germans destroyed the earlier documents or have taken
them to Berlin during World Wwar 2.

Unlike Germany, for example, there are major problems with obtaining Jewish
documents in Poland

David Lewin
London
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JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Archive Locations for Posen Jewish Communities #general

David Lewin <davidlewin@...>
 

At 08:33 14/10/98 -0400, Steven Fischbach wrote:

Other than records in the LDS library collection, are there any archives
that contain records of geneological interest for persons that lived in
Jewish Communities in the former German province of Posen (between the
Second Partition of Posen and 1900?)
Re Archive location for Posen Jewish communities genealogical records for
cities such as Samter, Pleschen, Wreschen etc - these may be in the
National Archives in Poznan

You need to write to

Naczelna Dyrekcja Archiwow Panstwowych
ul. Dluga 6
00-950 WARSZAWA
POLAND

You can write in English. Warsaw will forward your enquiry to the National
Archive in Poznan.

Costs of official research:

1. Entrance cost 30 USD,
2. For each hour work for researching - 15 USD
3. for each copy 10 USD.

The Polish national archives have only genealogical certificates for the
period 1874-1897. The Germans destroyed the earlier documents or have taken
them to Berlin during World Wwar 2.

Unlike Germany, for example, there are major problems with obtaining Jewish
documents in Poland

David Lewin
London
-------


Asylum leads? #general

Steven N. Lewis <lewissn@...>
 

I know very little about my gr-gr aunt Pesha RUBIN ____, except that she
was born around 1867 in Kurland, emigrated to Baltimore at age 20, had
two children, lived in Philadelphia, and ultimately went "haywire"
before dying sometime before 1907. This latter fact was told to me by my
wonderful but politically incorrect grandfather.I do not know Pesha's
married name, and the only possible lead that I can tease out >from the
few facts I know is that she was mentally ill and was perhaps
institutionalized. Is there a way to scan asylum records, where I could
look for Pesha/Bessie Jewish names? Do any Jewishgenners out there have
any other suggestions on how to track down this branch of my family? I
have plenty of information on Pesha's siblings in Baltimore but none of
it connects with her. Nancy Breslau Lewis <lewissn@erols.com>


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Asylum leads? #general

Steven N. Lewis <lewissn@...>
 

I know very little about my gr-gr aunt Pesha RUBIN ____, except that she
was born around 1867 in Kurland, emigrated to Baltimore at age 20, had
two children, lived in Philadelphia, and ultimately went "haywire"
before dying sometime before 1907. This latter fact was told to me by my
wonderful but politically incorrect grandfather.I do not know Pesha's
married name, and the only possible lead that I can tease out >from the
few facts I know is that she was mentally ill and was perhaps
institutionalized. Is there a way to scan asylum records, where I could
look for Pesha/Bessie Jewish names? Do any Jewishgenners out there have
any other suggestions on how to track down this branch of my family? I
have plenty of information on Pesha's siblings in Baltimore but none of
it connects with her. Nancy Breslau Lewis <lewissn@erols.com>


Re: * strange given name #general

David Goldman <davic@...>
 

Has anybody heard the name Gronat? If so, what is its origin?
Hebrew, Yiddish?
Sounds like a Sephardic name, like Granat or Agranat, coming >from the
word meaning pomegranate.

David Goldman
davic@erols.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: * strange given name #general

David Goldman <davic@...>
 

Has anybody heard the name Gronat? If so, what is its origin?
Hebrew, Yiddish?
Sounds like a Sephardic name, like Granat or Agranat, coming >from the
word meaning pomegranate.

David Goldman
davic@erols.com


Translation Volunteers needed -Vilna Yizkor book #yizkorbooks

Joelrat@...
 

Is there anyone out there interested in helping to translate a Yizkor book for
Vilna [Bleter Vegn Vilna]? I have posted this request on the Vilna Web page
months ago with no response. I also tried through the LitvakSIG - again, no
response. I've got a head start as I have already translated the lists of
names [approx. 1100] >from the book.


Joel Ratner
Coordinator, Vilna Uezd Research Group


Yizkor Books #YizkorBooks Translation Volunteers needed -Vilna Yizkor book #yizkorbooks

Joelrat@...
 

Is there anyone out there interested in helping to translate a Yizkor book for
Vilna [Bleter Vegn Vilna]? I have posted this request on the Vilna Web page
months ago with no response. I also tried through the LitvakSIG - again, no
response. I've got a head start as I have already translated the lists of
names [approx. 1100] >from the book.


Joel Ratner
Coordinator, Vilna Uezd Research Group


Names: Gievseina? #general

Kamtraub@...
 

Dear Genners,

I recently found the 1829 Polish marriage record for my ggggrandparents, Berek
(Boruch) SOLARSH and Gitla LEWIT, >from Wolbrom. My Polish deciphering skills
have a long way to go and was wondering if someone has any idea about the
following name: Gievseina? This is the first name given as the father of
Berek Solarsh.

Any ideas?

Thanks,

Phil Weintraub


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Names: Gievseina? #general

Kamtraub@...
 

Dear Genners,

I recently found the 1829 Polish marriage record for my ggggrandparents, Berek
(Boruch) SOLARSH and Gitla LEWIT, >from Wolbrom. My Polish deciphering skills
have a long way to go and was wondering if someone has any idea about the
following name: Gievseina? This is the first name given as the father of
Berek Solarsh.

Any ideas?

Thanks,

Phil Weintraub