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19th Annual conference on Jewish Genealogy in NY #lithuania

DNHIowa@...
 

Dear SIG:

We have received the following letter >from the organizers of the New York
seminar:

"Several Special Interest Groups have expressed an interest in having an
archivist >from abroad speak at the 19th Annual Conference on Jewish Genealogy
in New York. In order not to be forced to choose between the different SIG
requests, we will be willing to have an archivist invited >from each geographic
region so long as the following conditions are met.

* The SIG invites the archivist and coordinates all arrangements for the
visitor during their stay.

* The speaker must be proficient in English

* The NY conference will share jointly with the SIG in the costs.

These costs include:

-Airfare >from Europe to NY
-Per Diem of $50/day (6 days)
-Hotel accommodations for 5 nights including one Saturday
at either end of the conference.

A suggested way for the SIG to raise funds is to have the archivist charge
for private consultations with conference participants. The Conference will
provide a room for the consultations and the SIG will arrange all consultation
times.

Please contact me if your SIG intends to go ahead and invite an Archivist from
your group's special interest country to speak at the conference."


Having Vitalija Gircyte appear as a keynote speaker on behalf of LitvakSIG was
a real accomplishment for our SIG. We not only met the conditions in the
letter above, we showcased what we were doing, and attracted many new members
to the SIG.

Watch for the full transcript of Vitalija's seminar talk, along with maps,
graphics, and the catalog of the holdings of the Kaunas Regional Archives,
which our new Webmaster, Trevor Tucker, will soon place on our revised
website.

If you have comments or suggestions, either pro or con, for a speaker for the
New York seminar, please let us know. We are planning to discuss this during
our online board meeting in December.

Davida and David


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania 19th Annual conference on Jewish Genealogy in NY #lithuania

DNHIowa@...
 

Dear SIG:

We have received the following letter >from the organizers of the New York
seminar:

"Several Special Interest Groups have expressed an interest in having an
archivist >from abroad speak at the 19th Annual Conference on Jewish Genealogy
in New York. In order not to be forced to choose between the different SIG
requests, we will be willing to have an archivist invited >from each geographic
region so long as the following conditions are met.

* The SIG invites the archivist and coordinates all arrangements for the
visitor during their stay.

* The speaker must be proficient in English

* The NY conference will share jointly with the SIG in the costs.

These costs include:

-Airfare >from Europe to NY
-Per Diem of $50/day (6 days)
-Hotel accommodations for 5 nights including one Saturday
at either end of the conference.

A suggested way for the SIG to raise funds is to have the archivist charge
for private consultations with conference participants. The Conference will
provide a room for the consultations and the SIG will arrange all consultation
times.

Please contact me if your SIG intends to go ahead and invite an Archivist from
your group's special interest country to speak at the conference."


Having Vitalija Gircyte appear as a keynote speaker on behalf of LitvakSIG was
a real accomplishment for our SIG. We not only met the conditions in the
letter above, we showcased what we were doing, and attracted many new members
to the SIG.

Watch for the full transcript of Vitalija's seminar talk, along with maps,
graphics, and the catalog of the holdings of the Kaunas Regional Archives,
which our new Webmaster, Trevor Tucker, will soon place on our revised
website.

If you have comments or suggestions, either pro or con, for a speaker for the
New York seminar, please let us know. We are planning to discuss this during
our online board meeting in December.

Davida and David


Re: Searching CHEYETTE #belarus

Reeva Kimble <rKimble@...>
 

Dear Stuart,

I saw your letter to the Belarus SIG and noticed your last name: CHEYETTE.

My distant cousin is Shlomit Sambursky Cheyettee. I know very little about
her, but would love to get in touch. She was born in Israel, was married
at one time to Fred Cheyette. They have two children, Dran and Tammy. She
is said to live in Massachusetts. I have not tried to search for her, but
it is on my *to do* list. Perhaps you know of her?

Any information would be appreciated.
Reeva

_________________________
Reeva Jacobson Kimble
<mailto:rkimble@oregon.uoregon.edu>

Searching: LAVSKI, LAWSKI/Lomza & Bialystok,Poland/Israel,US
NAIMAN, NAJMAN,/Wasosz & Lomza, Poland/Israel,US
CIECHANOWICZ, TZECHANOVITZ, ROZENBERG/Goworowo & Lomza, Poland/US,Israel
PIATNICKI, SURALSKI,SAWELSKI, GRUDZIEN,GRUDZIENSKI/Lomza
ZOLOTOROFE, SAMBURSKY, LIFSHITZ, SUPNITZKE, YAROWSKY/Berezovka, Priluki,
Ukraine/NY, Israel, Canada
JACOBSON,GECHER/GARBER/Mir,Belarus/Iowa,NY,Israel

My web site: <http://darkwing.uoregon.edu/~rkimble/>

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Reeva and Stuart, please continue your correspondence
using private e-mail. If you make a connection, be sure to share your
success with the group. Thanks.


Belarus SIG #Belarus Re: Searching CHEYETTE #belarus

Reeva Kimble <rKimble@...>
 

Dear Stuart,

I saw your letter to the Belarus SIG and noticed your last name: CHEYETTE.

My distant cousin is Shlomit Sambursky Cheyettee. I know very little about
her, but would love to get in touch. She was born in Israel, was married
at one time to Fred Cheyette. They have two children, Dran and Tammy. She
is said to live in Massachusetts. I have not tried to search for her, but
it is on my *to do* list. Perhaps you know of her?

Any information would be appreciated.
Reeva

_________________________
Reeva Jacobson Kimble
<mailto:rkimble@oregon.uoregon.edu>

Searching: LAVSKI, LAWSKI/Lomza & Bialystok,Poland/Israel,US
NAIMAN, NAJMAN,/Wasosz & Lomza, Poland/Israel,US
CIECHANOWICZ, TZECHANOVITZ, ROZENBERG/Goworowo & Lomza, Poland/US,Israel
PIATNICKI, SURALSKI,SAWELSKI, GRUDZIEN,GRUDZIENSKI/Lomza
ZOLOTOROFE, SAMBURSKY, LIFSHITZ, SUPNITZKE, YAROWSKY/Berezovka, Priluki,
Ukraine/NY, Israel, Canada
JACOBSON,GECHER/GARBER/Mir,Belarus/Iowa,NY,Israel

My web site: <http://darkwing.uoregon.edu/~rkimble/>

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Reeva and Stuart, please continue your correspondence
using private e-mail. If you make a connection, be sure to share your
success with the group. Thanks.


Budapest city directories in Hungarian libraries #hungary

Radix <tristram@...>
 

Hello hsiggers,

Regarding the recent thread about Budapest city directories, I
understand that Diane G. would like to find this series somewhere in the
US, and that Eleanor B. has contacted the Hungarian National Library in
Budapest and waiting for the results.

If my memory serves me well, this series is placed in the Historical
Reading Room of the National Library, and there might be a complete
series. Also, afaik the Budapest Municipial Library (Fovarosi Szabo
Ervin Konyvtar) at http://www.fszek.hu (choose English, then the
Budapest Collection) has a complete series.

Besides these, our library here in Pecs has a couple of volumes (1880,
1883, 1891, 1902, 1913, 1916, 1922). I am willing to do free lookups,
provided you have a request covering 1-2 surnames. Please note that
common surnames might got listed on 3-4 pages. I can make digital
photos/scans, then put them on the web for your convenience. Should
there be 8-10 requests, please allow some time to prepare the material.

Regards,

Janos Bogardi / Radix at http://www.bogardi.com/gen


Hungary SIG #Hungary Budapest city directories in Hungarian libraries #hungary

Radix <tristram@...>
 

Hello hsiggers,

Regarding the recent thread about Budapest city directories, I
understand that Diane G. would like to find this series somewhere in the
US, and that Eleanor B. has contacted the Hungarian National Library in
Budapest and waiting for the results.

If my memory serves me well, this series is placed in the Historical
Reading Room of the National Library, and there might be a complete
series. Also, afaik the Budapest Municipial Library (Fovarosi Szabo
Ervin Konyvtar) at http://www.fszek.hu (choose English, then the
Budapest Collection) has a complete series.

Besides these, our library here in Pecs has a couple of volumes (1880,
1883, 1891, 1902, 1913, 1916, 1922). I am willing to do free lookups,
provided you have a request covering 1-2 surnames. Please note that
common surnames might got listed on 3-4 pages. I can make digital
photos/scans, then put them on the web for your convenience. Should
there be 8-10 requests, please allow some time to prepare the material.

Regards,

Janos Bogardi / Radix at http://www.bogardi.com/gen


Searching MAX & MINNIE GOLDMAN #general

Julian H. Preisler <julianp@...>
 

Hello all:

I am searching for anyone who may have details on the family of:

MAX GOLDMAN
died 09-10-1942
age 87
place of burial: Montefiore Cemetery, Springfield, Queens, NY
1st Indep. Gostyniner Benev. Society


MINNIE GOLDMAN
died 01-14-1927
age 58
place of burial: same as Max

I checked with the cemetery, and they have no information. There is no
care for the graves, no contact person. They could not even tell me
where these two individuals died.

Would like to hear >from anyone who may have some connection to these two
people. I believe that they are relatives of mine, but am not sure.

thanks.

Julian H. Preisler
Wilmington, Delaware

julianp@bellatlantic.net


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching MAX & MINNIE GOLDMAN #general

Julian H. Preisler <julianp@...>
 

Hello all:

I am searching for anyone who may have details on the family of:

MAX GOLDMAN
died 09-10-1942
age 87
place of burial: Montefiore Cemetery, Springfield, Queens, NY
1st Indep. Gostyniner Benev. Society


MINNIE GOLDMAN
died 01-14-1927
age 58
place of burial: same as Max

I checked with the cemetery, and they have no information. There is no
care for the graves, no contact person. They could not even tell me
where these two individuals died.

Would like to hear >from anyone who may have some connection to these two
people. I believe that they are relatives of mine, but am not sure.

thanks.

Julian H. Preisler
Wilmington, Delaware

julianp@bellatlantic.net


Velvel #general

Baruch Pinnick <bpinnick@...>
 

Firstly, thanks again to all who have privately replied to my query
regarding Velvel. So many replies!

Since a few people have asked me the same question, wishing to know what
answers I receive, here it is, for the benefit of all:

Velvel is a diminuitive of the Yiddish Wolf. Wolf in Hebrew is Ze'ev. Two
very common English equivalents are Warren and William.

I'm sure this is correct: many people have told me.

All the best.

Baruch Pinnick
Ma'aleh Adumim, Israel

Researching: MASLIN (Svislovisk/Babruysk/Minsk Belarus), CANTEROWITZ
(Babruysk/Minsk), CREVINSKI, CARSON (both England >from Europe), BEN-TERACH
(Ur Kasdim), TANNENBERG (town of same name, Germany), PONTOFEL (Plotsk,
Poland), MODELE (Odessa?), PINNICK/PENIG etc (Plotsk, Poland), MICHAEL
LEVI (rare name!) (Berlin 1830s), GOLDSTEIN and WARSHAVSKY (Poland,
presumed Warsaw, 1800s).


MODERATOR NOTE: The original question has been
answered. Anyone with further comments, please
continue privately. This thread is now closed.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Velvel #general

Baruch Pinnick <bpinnick@...>
 

Firstly, thanks again to all who have privately replied to my query
regarding Velvel. So many replies!

Since a few people have asked me the same question, wishing to know what
answers I receive, here it is, for the benefit of all:

Velvel is a diminuitive of the Yiddish Wolf. Wolf in Hebrew is Ze'ev. Two
very common English equivalents are Warren and William.

I'm sure this is correct: many people have told me.

All the best.

Baruch Pinnick
Ma'aleh Adumim, Israel

Researching: MASLIN (Svislovisk/Babruysk/Minsk Belarus), CANTEROWITZ
(Babruysk/Minsk), CREVINSKI, CARSON (both England >from Europe), BEN-TERACH
(Ur Kasdim), TANNENBERG (town of same name, Germany), PONTOFEL (Plotsk,
Poland), MODELE (Odessa?), PINNICK/PENIG etc (Plotsk, Poland), MICHAEL
LEVI (rare name!) (Berlin 1830s), GOLDSTEIN and WARSHAVSKY (Poland,
presumed Warsaw, 1800s).


MODERATOR NOTE: The original question has been
answered. Anyone with further comments, please
continue privately. This thread is now closed.


Re: Lepel cemetery #belarus

Joel Alpert <ALPERT@...>
 

To Belarus SIG and Rav Eliyahy Tavger,

With reference to the below message, I would like alert all you Lepel
people to the Shtetlinks page on Lepel:

http://www.jewishgen.org/shtetlinks/lepel/

I would like to include your information in that page and also any other
information about Lepel that anyone might have. Please email to me
privately.

Joel Alpert
Boston, MA
alpert@LL.MIT.EDU


Eliyahu Tavger wrote:
On August 31, I visited Lepel with two of my friends.

In the town there is a big Jewish cemetery, located in the woods on the edge
of the lake. It is told that a third of it flooded when a dam was built on
the river and the lake expanded. The cemetery is not fenced off, and the
older part is very uncared for. The cars which travel next to the edge of
the lake are riding right on the gravestones. The newer graves take up a
small part of the area.

Today there are 38 old Jewish people left, and we met with two of them. We
asked them to prepare for us a detailed map and list of the cemetery. It was
done in a very organized and dedicated manner. This list includes family
names, first names and father's names as well as dates of birth and death.

Below are all the family names >from the list (all the names have been
changed to the masculine).

SHTEINGARDT, REICHELSON, MAIMAN, GUKOVICH, SOLOMONOV, YANOVITZKY,
DVEIYERMAN, OKSENTZOV, AMCHIR, BORD, FEIGELMAN, CHAZAN, SON, GLAZMAN,
YUDOVIN, RUCHMAN, SIGALOV, KRUPTELKIN, LUCHTER, ZELDIN, BEILINSON, ANIKUL,
ARONIN, AXELROD, KOSTUKOVSKY, BLECHER, SORIN, PROG, SHKOLNITSKY, TEMKIN,
LIBERMAN, NEMTZOV, SHERMAN-PSHONIK, YOFFE, LURIA, GURIYEVITCH, FARBMAN,
BURMAN, CHEIF, LUCHTER, DIECHTIAR, TALANOV, MELNIKOV, LEITMAN, AGULNIKOV,
TZEIREFMAN, LEVIN, TZEMACH, KANDINOV, EPSHTEIN, GOLDIN, APPEL, RIVKIN,
SLEPCHONOK, POLAK, SLAVIN, LIBIN, KATZ, MANEVITCH, LEVITAN, MALKIN, GITLIN,
PLAVNIK, BENSMAN, POGREBINSKY, STESIN, LIGUM, SARASHEVSKY,
MODERATOR'S NOTE: I checked out Joel's Shtetlinks page on Lepel and
I encourgage everyone else to do likewise. I hope that more of you will
develop Shtetlink pages for your shtetls. Perhaps, groups who are
researching the same shtetls could team up to do a Shtetlink page.
Perhaps Joel and Rav Eliyahy Tavger can work together to expand the content
of the Lepel page and perhaps have some appropriate photographs that
Rav Eliyahy took on his trip.


Belarus SIG #Belarus Re: Lepel cemetery #belarus

Joel Alpert <ALPERT@...>
 

To Belarus SIG and Rav Eliyahy Tavger,

With reference to the below message, I would like alert all you Lepel
people to the Shtetlinks page on Lepel:

http://www.jewishgen.org/shtetlinks/lepel/

I would like to include your information in that page and also any other
information about Lepel that anyone might have. Please email to me
privately.

Joel Alpert
Boston, MA
alpert@LL.MIT.EDU


Eliyahu Tavger wrote:
On August 31, I visited Lepel with two of my friends.

In the town there is a big Jewish cemetery, located in the woods on the edge
of the lake. It is told that a third of it flooded when a dam was built on
the river and the lake expanded. The cemetery is not fenced off, and the
older part is very uncared for. The cars which travel next to the edge of
the lake are riding right on the gravestones. The newer graves take up a
small part of the area.

Today there are 38 old Jewish people left, and we met with two of them. We
asked them to prepare for us a detailed map and list of the cemetery. It was
done in a very organized and dedicated manner. This list includes family
names, first names and father's names as well as dates of birth and death.

Below are all the family names >from the list (all the names have been
changed to the masculine).

SHTEINGARDT, REICHELSON, MAIMAN, GUKOVICH, SOLOMONOV, YANOVITZKY,
DVEIYERMAN, OKSENTZOV, AMCHIR, BORD, FEIGELMAN, CHAZAN, SON, GLAZMAN,
YUDOVIN, RUCHMAN, SIGALOV, KRUPTELKIN, LUCHTER, ZELDIN, BEILINSON, ANIKUL,
ARONIN, AXELROD, KOSTUKOVSKY, BLECHER, SORIN, PROG, SHKOLNITSKY, TEMKIN,
LIBERMAN, NEMTZOV, SHERMAN-PSHONIK, YOFFE, LURIA, GURIYEVITCH, FARBMAN,
BURMAN, CHEIF, LUCHTER, DIECHTIAR, TALANOV, MELNIKOV, LEITMAN, AGULNIKOV,
TZEIREFMAN, LEVIN, TZEMACH, KANDINOV, EPSHTEIN, GOLDIN, APPEL, RIVKIN,
SLEPCHONOK, POLAK, SLAVIN, LIBIN, KATZ, MANEVITCH, LEVITAN, MALKIN, GITLIN,
PLAVNIK, BENSMAN, POGREBINSKY, STESIN, LIGUM, SARASHEVSKY,
MODERATOR'S NOTE: I checked out Joel's Shtetlinks page on Lepel and
I encourgage everyone else to do likewise. I hope that more of you will
develop Shtetlink pages for your shtetls. Perhaps, groups who are
researching the same shtetls could team up to do a Shtetlink page.
Perhaps Joel and Rav Eliyahy Tavger can work together to expand the content
of the Lepel page and perhaps have some appropriate photographs that
Rav Eliyahy took on his trip.


Re: Maps #bessarabia

Bernard Levy <Bernie-Levy@...>
 

Ken,

I finally found and read some of Gary Mokotoff's "Where Once We Walked"
and in the front section, pages xxvi - xxviii, were 3 maps of Central &
Eastern Europe. They showed the countries and their outlines and major
cities "Before World War I", "Between the Wars", and "Today" (as of
publication), respectively. Perhaps that will do?

Bernie Levy
Stamford, CT, USA

Ken Cohen wrote:
Trying to work out where various ancestors were living in "Poland" over
past centuries, I think that it would be helpful to have transparent
political maps, valid as a particular date, which you could superimpose
on unchanging geographical maps, maybe in a loose-leaf format. Does this
already exist?<<


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Maps #general

Bernard Levy <Bernie-Levy@...>
 

Ken,

I finally found and read some of Gary Mokotoff's "Where Once We Walked"
and in the front section, pages xxvi - xxviii, were 3 maps of Central &
Eastern Europe. They showed the countries and their outlines and major
cities "Before World War I", "Between the Wars", and "Today" (as of
publication), respectively. Perhaps that will do?

Bernie Levy
Stamford, CT, USA

Ken Cohen wrote:
Trying to work out where various ancestors were living in "Poland" over
past centuries, I think that it would be helpful to have transparent
political maps, valid as a particular date, which you could superimpose
on unchanging geographical maps, maybe in a loose-leaf format. Does this
already exist?<<


Commonwealth War Graves Commission #general

Harold Pollins <pollins@...>
 

Although the Debt of Honour section of the CWGC website was due to come
back into operation on 17 November it still is not available. No date has
been given for its expected revival.

Harold Pollins
pollins@globalnet.co.uk


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Commonwealth War Graves Commission #general

Harold Pollins <pollins@...>
 

Although the Debt of Honour section of the CWGC website was due to come
back into operation on 17 November it still is not available. No date has
been given for its expected revival.

Harold Pollins
pollins@globalnet.co.uk


GOLOMB : PORTER - Vloclawek (Poland) #general

Aubrey Jacobus <aubrey@...>
 

I am helping a lady research whose parents names were GOLOMB and PORTER -
the birthplace on a UK Police Identity card stated as Vlotzovak ???
Vloclawek ? ) - Ring any bells?
Aubrey Jacobus

MODERATOR NOTE: The JewishGen Family Finder (JGFF)
has many entries on the name GOLOMB and PORTER
It can be accessed directly >from our homepage:
http://www.jewishgen.org


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen GOLOMB : PORTER - Vloclawek (Poland) #general

Aubrey Jacobus <aubrey@...>
 

I am helping a lady research whose parents names were GOLOMB and PORTER -
the birthplace on a UK Police Identity card stated as Vlotzovak ???
Vloclawek ? ) - Ring any bells?
Aubrey Jacobus

MODERATOR NOTE: The JewishGen Family Finder (JGFF)
has many entries on the name GOLOMB and PORTER
It can be accessed directly >from our homepage:
http://www.jewishgen.org


On-Line Index of SIG Archives #belarus

Adarelana@...
 

How are we doing on the project to make the daily Belarus Sig Digest available
and indexed on line? I just accidentally deleted all saved copies since the
beginning.

MODERATIOR'S NOTE: Please sign all messages sent to the dicussion group.
The following message was posted on the Belarus SIG DG on November 8th:

Date: Sun, 08 Nov 1998 13:40:06 -0500
From: Carol Skydell <skydell@vineyard.net>
Subject: SIG mailing lists now archived

Hello Belarus SIG

All messages posted to this list since July 1998 are now being
archived and are searchable online. >from JewishGen's homepage
http://www.jewishgen.org, click on Databases and then select
The JewishGen SIG Lists message Archive - 1998

Carol Skydell
JewishGen Operations


Looking for Ron Gold of Edgware, London, UK #general

Anthony J. Stern <ajstern@...>
 

Hi, A Mr. Ron Gold posted a message the other day and I tried his e-mail
address but must have misread it, as it would not connect. Perhaps Ron
Gold would contact me privately as its a possibility we have a common
relative.

Regards, Tony Stern at ajstern@qatar.net.qa