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All my friendly happy relatives ?! #general

james gross <larklane@...>
 

hello there,
Do you send Jewish New Year cards out to your Jewish
friends & immediate family each year? I have just finshed
a 2 week effort of going thru my 1100 relative tree, identifying
125 good addresses, photocopying 1000 pages of trees,
photocopying a jewish new year card and hello letter,
getting over $100 in stamps, and showing up at my post office
with 25 overseas letters. My total expenditure is over $200.
So, why the effort? I last did this in 1996 with postcards. As
my tree info has now reached the point of being "semi-mature",
I decided it was time to share the wealth and, hopefully get some
feedback in the process. What happened? Almost every one of
my NYC relatives moved. It became a task of verifying most
addresses with an internet phone directory to avoid return mail.
I am getting a few responses which are all 100% thankful. I am
using these thank-you's to get addresses of needed relatives.
I will then send them a tree as well. This effort is helping me reach
younger relatives who don't know of me or my research. Many
genealogy books have touched on the benefits of contacting
relatives. I am merely taking the idea and raising it a level or two.
As a genealogist, I seem to be a collector of family bios, stories,
documents, and photos. By my reaching out in a friendly,
systematic effort, I will be able to visit more relatives, share
my information, and snap some more photos. One of my older
relatives wrote: "Thank you on behalf of my children, my family
to be and my family that was." All I need now is more closet space!

James H. Gross
Cherry Hill, N.J.
e-mail: larklane@juno.com
Gross-Steinberg Family Tree
http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/6721/


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen All my friendly happy relatives ?! #general

james gross <larklane@...>
 

hello there,
Do you send Jewish New Year cards out to your Jewish
friends & immediate family each year? I have just finshed
a 2 week effort of going thru my 1100 relative tree, identifying
125 good addresses, photocopying 1000 pages of trees,
photocopying a jewish new year card and hello letter,
getting over $100 in stamps, and showing up at my post office
with 25 overseas letters. My total expenditure is over $200.
So, why the effort? I last did this in 1996 with postcards. As
my tree info has now reached the point of being "semi-mature",
I decided it was time to share the wealth and, hopefully get some
feedback in the process. What happened? Almost every one of
my NYC relatives moved. It became a task of verifying most
addresses with an internet phone directory to avoid return mail.
I am getting a few responses which are all 100% thankful. I am
using these thank-you's to get addresses of needed relatives.
I will then send them a tree as well. This effort is helping me reach
younger relatives who don't know of me or my research. Many
genealogy books have touched on the benefits of contacting
relatives. I am merely taking the idea and raising it a level or two.
As a genealogist, I seem to be a collector of family bios, stories,
documents, and photos. By my reaching out in a friendly,
systematic effort, I will be able to visit more relatives, share
my information, and snap some more photos. One of my older
relatives wrote: "Thank you on behalf of my children, my family
to be and my family that was." All I need now is more closet space!

James H. Gross
Cherry Hill, N.J.
e-mail: larklane@juno.com
Gross-Steinberg Family Tree
http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/6721/


LUFT and GRUNBLATT from Kolomea (Kolomyya) #general

Nardino <nbonomi@...>
 

Dears jewishgenners,
I'm searching on Luft and Grunblatt >from Kolomea (actual Ukraine). I write
because, in the case someone is interested in or connected to this branch
of the Luft and
Grunblatt family, I have some information (and photos) that I would like to
share.
Josef (or Iosiph) Luft was a dyer and had a small dyeing establishment on
the Prut River, near Kolomea. He married Sarah/Ernesta Grunblatthad and
had three sons: an older brother, my g-g-father (>from female line:
Iakov Luft born in 1879 in Kolomea, died in 1953 in Italy), and younger
sister.

LUFT and GRUNBLATT >from Kolomea

Nardo Bonomi
nbonomi@ftbcc.it


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen LUFT and GRUNBLATT from Kolomea (Kolomyya) #general

Nardino <nbonomi@...>
 

Dears jewishgenners,
I'm searching on Luft and Grunblatt >from Kolomea (actual Ukraine). I write
because, in the case someone is interested in or connected to this branch
of the Luft and
Grunblatt family, I have some information (and photos) that I would like to
share.
Josef (or Iosiph) Luft was a dyer and had a small dyeing establishment on
the Prut River, near Kolomea. He married Sarah/Ernesta Grunblatthad and
had three sons: an older brother, my g-g-father (>from female line:
Iakov Luft born in 1879 in Kolomea, died in 1953 in Italy), and younger
sister.

LUFT and GRUNBLATT >from Kolomea

Nardo Bonomi
nbonomi@ftbcc.it


Re: Concentration Camp Liberations #general

Peter Haas <phaas@...>
 

Drosner@aol.com wrote:
However, my question is Which camps were liberated in 1943 (or very
early 44)? >I thought the camps didn't get liberated until late 44
and into 45.....
Anyone have a chronological list of camp liberations?
David Rosner

I don't have the answer off the top of my head, but the only territory that
was liberated in *Europe* in 1943 was, I believe, on the eastern front --
and I am not aware of any camps (particularly large camps) that were so far
east in the territory of the Soviet Union (now Belarus Ukraine and other
CIS) that this would have been an issue. A good place to check on this, I
think, would be to compare Martin Gilbert's Holocaust Atlas with another
good WWII military atlas that shows the progress of front lines. I have
had my eye on Gilbert's Atlas, but have not (yet) acquired it. Anyone out
there have it available to check to see what the answer to the question
might be?

Peter Haas


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Concentration Camp Liberations #general

Peter Haas <phaas@...>
 

Drosner@aol.com wrote:
However, my question is Which camps were liberated in 1943 (or very
early 44)? >I thought the camps didn't get liberated until late 44
and into 45.....
Anyone have a chronological list of camp liberations?
David Rosner

I don't have the answer off the top of my head, but the only territory that
was liberated in *Europe* in 1943 was, I believe, on the eastern front --
and I am not aware of any camps (particularly large camps) that were so far
east in the territory of the Soviet Union (now Belarus Ukraine and other
CIS) that this would have been an issue. A good place to check on this, I
think, would be to compare Martin Gilbert's Holocaust Atlas with another
good WWII military atlas that shows the progress of front lines. I have
had my eye on Gilbert's Atlas, but have not (yet) acquired it. Anyone out
there have it available to check to see what the answer to the question
might be?

Peter Haas


Re: * strange given name #general

David Shapiro <dshapiro@...>
 

At 08:46 AM 10/22/98 -0200, Tom Venetianer wrote:
Has anybody heard the name Gronat? If so, what is its origin?
Hebrew, Yiddish?

TIA
Tom
The name is listed in Beth Shmuel on the halachoth gittin in the list of
female given names, but no origin is given.

David Shapiro
Jerusalem
dshapiro@actcom.co.il


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

David Shapiro <dshapiro@...>
 

At 08:46 AM 10/22/98 -0200, Tom Venetianer wrote:
Has anybody heard the name Gronat? If so, what is its origin?
Hebrew, Yiddish?

TIA
Tom
The name is listed in Beth Shmuel on the halachoth gittin in the list of
female given names, but no origin is given.

David Shapiro
Jerusalem
dshapiro@actcom.co.il


Grodno, Russia #general

Cheryl Hoover <crhoover@...>
 

Would anyone have an address for the Grodno Archives? I am looking for
what was Grodno, Russia in 1901. Thank you.
Cheryl


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Grodno, Russia #general

Cheryl Hoover <crhoover@...>
 

Would anyone have an address for the Grodno Archives? I am looking for
what was Grodno, Russia in 1901. Thank you.
Cheryl


Re: Cook Co, IL maven needed #general

Arlene Weiss <Balbec@...>
 

Stephen Warshall wrote:
I am trying to locate the petition for naturalization of a relative
who was naturalized in the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois, in
1906.
I have found the staff at the Genealogical Department at the Newberry
Library in Chicago very helpful when it comes to Chicago genealogical
matters. They have a correspondence service for genealogists. Their web
site is www.newberry.org

Arlene Weiss, Chicago


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Cook Co, IL maven needed #general

Arlene Weiss <Balbec@...>
 

Stephen Warshall wrote:
I am trying to locate the petition for naturalization of a relative
who was naturalized in the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois, in
1906.
I have found the staff at the Genealogical Department at the Newberry
Library in Chicago very helpful when it comes to Chicago genealogical
matters. They have a correspondence service for genealogists. Their web
site is www.newberry.org

Arlene Weiss, Chicago


Good results from Warsaw Archives #general

JLowenkron@...
 

Dear Genners,

I want to share my good luck with all of you and encourage you to also
to try contacting the Archives in Warsaw...earlier this year, Miriam
Weiner brought the Archivist >from Warsaw as part of a joint lecture..
they encouraged us to write to the Warsaw Archives even if our families
didnt come >from that exact area...it entailed lots of writing back &
forth, depositing a check in an account designated for that purpose and
telling them all I knew of my grandfather's life in Derewnia, which is
about 36 km NNE of Lviv...months passed, I emailed my tale of woe to
anyone who would listen, pretty much gave up, then lo and behold, a
registered letter containing the most wonderfully full information and
leads to more...it's a copy of a registration book still in existence...
it contained my grandfather's date of birth & circumcision, his name, sex,
legitimacy status, name & occupation of his father, mother's name,name
of her parents and their shtetl, his father's father, his wife & her
occupation, the name of the midwife, and was signed by several witnesses,
including my greatgrandfather in Yiddish & German....the copy of the
document cost $40...I had sent $75 and they asked if I want it returned,
but I will ask them now to look into the deeper past....there was a posting
today saying that the Germans destroyed or stole records >from a slightly
earlier time, but I m willing to take the gamble...Ms. Violetta Urbaniak is
the Archivist in charge, you can write to her in English but be prepared to
have a friend or neighbor translate her response back to English..the
address is Archiwum Glowne Akt Dawnych, UL> Dluga 7, 00-263 Warsaw,
Poland.....Happy hunting....remember it takes months, so dont get
discouraged....Jane Lowenkron Foss, New York.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Good results from Warsaw Archives #general

JLowenkron@...
 

Dear Genners,

I want to share my good luck with all of you and encourage you to also
to try contacting the Archives in Warsaw...earlier this year, Miriam
Weiner brought the Archivist >from Warsaw as part of a joint lecture..
they encouraged us to write to the Warsaw Archives even if our families
didnt come >from that exact area...it entailed lots of writing back &
forth, depositing a check in an account designated for that purpose and
telling them all I knew of my grandfather's life in Derewnia, which is
about 36 km NNE of Lviv...months passed, I emailed my tale of woe to
anyone who would listen, pretty much gave up, then lo and behold, a
registered letter containing the most wonderfully full information and
leads to more...it's a copy of a registration book still in existence...
it contained my grandfather's date of birth & circumcision, his name, sex,
legitimacy status, name & occupation of his father, mother's name,name
of her parents and their shtetl, his father's father, his wife & her
occupation, the name of the midwife, and was signed by several witnesses,
including my greatgrandfather in Yiddish & German....the copy of the
document cost $40...I had sent $75 and they asked if I want it returned,
but I will ask them now to look into the deeper past....there was a posting
today saying that the Germans destroyed or stole records >from a slightly
earlier time, but I m willing to take the gamble...Ms. Violetta Urbaniak is
the Archivist in charge, you can write to her in English but be prepared to
have a friend or neighbor translate her response back to English..the
address is Archiwum Glowne Akt Dawnych, UL> Dluga 7, 00-263 Warsaw,
Poland.....Happy hunting....remember it takes months, so dont get
discouraged....Jane Lowenkron Foss, New York.


Translation of 72 Jewsih Vital Records - on-line! #poland

ada01@...
 

Shalom,

I invite you to visit my web page :
http://www.geocities.com/Paris/Rue/4017/VITA.HTM
where I posted translations of 72 vital records of the Tachna family
from Mlawa Poland (65.2 miles NNW of Warsaw), contributed by Robert Tachna.
Other small towns in the records:
ANDRZEJEWO/ CZYZEW / FACTORS / GNIEWOTY / KOSSUTY
/ MLAWA / NASIELSK NUR / OSTROW / PLOCK / SZMULOWS
/ ZAREBY KOSCIELNE / ZAMBROW

Surnames in the certficates are: ARMUS / BAYLA /BURSZTYN /CHAJKA /
CYTRYN/ FURMANSK / GEJER/ GOLAB/ GRODKO/ KUR / LANDAU /
MAKOWICKI / SLIWKA / TAWISKI / TACHNA / UNGER / WIEGOLOWSKI

I have extracted also an index of the witnesses who signed the
various certficates.


Ada Holtzman
Plockoordinator:-)




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E-mail: ada01@netvision.net.il
Date: 10/22/98
Time: 07:06:43
Web site:http://www.geocities.com/Paris/Rue/4017/
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JRI Poland #Poland Translation of 72 Jewsih Vital Records - on-line! #poland

ada01@...
 

Shalom,

I invite you to visit my web page :
http://www.geocities.com/Paris/Rue/4017/VITA.HTM
where I posted translations of 72 vital records of the Tachna family
from Mlawa Poland (65.2 miles NNW of Warsaw), contributed by Robert Tachna.
Other small towns in the records:
ANDRZEJEWO/ CZYZEW / FACTORS / GNIEWOTY / KOSSUTY
/ MLAWA / NASIELSK NUR / OSTROW / PLOCK / SZMULOWS
/ ZAREBY KOSCIELNE / ZAMBROW

Surnames in the certficates are: ARMUS / BAYLA /BURSZTYN /CHAJKA /
CYTRYN/ FURMANSK / GEJER/ GOLAB/ GRODKO/ KUR / LANDAU /
MAKOWICKI / SLIWKA / TAWISKI / TACHNA / UNGER / WIEGOLOWSKI

I have extracted also an index of the witnesses who signed the
various certficates.


Ada Holtzman
Plockoordinator:-)




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E-mail: ada01@netvision.net.il
Date: 10/22/98
Time: 07:06:43
Web site:http://www.geocities.com/Paris/Rue/4017/
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Re: Back in Rome #hungary

korman3@...
 

The next Slovak archive that the Mormon's are going to film is
Bratislava. There is no guarantee that the records will be filmed. Most
of the vital records for small towns in other districts did not get
filmed. So, you might consider asking the Slovak archives to do research
for you.

Debbi


Hungary SIG #Hungary Re: Back in Rome #hungary

korman3@...
 

The next Slovak archive that the Mormon's are going to film is
Bratislava. There is no guarantee that the records will be filmed. Most
of the vital records for small towns in other districts did not get
filmed. So, you might consider asking the Slovak archives to do research
for you.

Debbi


DISKIN #general

Yaacov Tzlil <tzlil@...>
 

In order to stabilized the DISKIN branch of my family tree I have
to find the connection among the three sub-branches, headed by:

1. Leib Diskin (nickname  Leib "Hassid")
Was born around 1776 and live in Slonim.
Emigrate to Israel on 1809 and died here.
Leib Hassid was the grandfather of Moshe Yehoshua Yehuda
Leib Diskin (known as The Rabbi >from Brisk).

2. Avraham Diskin (was known later as Avraham Shatz).
Was born on 1782 in Brestwitz. Father name was Yaacov (Diskin).
Study in Yanov in Hazanim school and emigrate to Israel on 1853
with his two sons (Moshe Yehoshua and Simcha Shlomo - their
family name in Jerusalem was Yaniver).

3. Yehoshua Zelig Diskin
Rabbi (was born before 1822),
father of Shimon Moshe Diskin and Aharon Diskin.

Has anybody knows how they are related?

Yaacov Tzlil. Israel
tzlil@is.elta.co.il


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen DISKIN #general

Yaacov Tzlil <tzlil@...>
 

In order to stabilized the DISKIN branch of my family tree I have
to find the connection among the three sub-branches, headed by:

1. Leib Diskin (nickname  Leib "Hassid")
Was born around 1776 and live in Slonim.
Emigrate to Israel on 1809 and died here.
Leib Hassid was the grandfather of Moshe Yehoshua Yehuda
Leib Diskin (known as The Rabbi >from Brisk).

2. Avraham Diskin (was known later as Avraham Shatz).
Was born on 1782 in Brestwitz. Father name was Yaacov (Diskin).
Study in Yanov in Hazanim school and emigrate to Israel on 1853
with his two sons (Moshe Yehoshua and Simcha Shlomo - their
family name in Jerusalem was Yaniver).

3. Yehoshua Zelig Diskin
Rabbi (was born before 1822),
father of Shimon Moshe Diskin and Aharon Diskin.

Has anybody knows how they are related?

Yaacov Tzlil. Israel
tzlil@is.elta.co.il