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DRUYA #belarus

ELGOLD1@...
 

In response to Annie Anas, DRUYA is in the DISNA district, formerly Vilna
Guberniya. As mentioned previously in this digest, I am currently organizing a
research group for this area to try and purchase records available for several
towns including DRUYA. Please contact me privately to participate.
Eric Goldstein
<ELGOLD1@aol.com>
Disna District Research Group


Belarus SIG #Belarus DRUYA #belarus

ELGOLD1@...
 

In response to Annie Anas, DRUYA is in the DISNA district, formerly Vilna
Guberniya. As mentioned previously in this digest, I am currently organizing a
research group for this area to try and purchase records available for several
towns including DRUYA. Please contact me privately to participate.
Eric Goldstein
<ELGOLD1@aol.com>
Disna District Research Group


JewishGen moves servers to meet growing demands- PLEASE READ! #general

Susan E. King <susan.king@...>
 

Effective at 7:00 a.m. CST tomorrow morning, JewishGen will be down
for a major maintenance upgrade to fix what ails us.

Downtime could be as little as a couple of hours.. or as much as 24-48
hours depending on what we might encounter.

This will affect everything on both of our servers, JewishGen's
website and mailing lists as well as those we host for other
organizations.

Once we are up and running, some service providers may experience a
delay as our new DNS is propagated around the world. This could be
anywhere >from 1 hour >from the time we go live to 7 days, and it is
purely dependent on your service provider. We have taken this into
consideration and made some changes a week ago... to help minimize
this.

Over the last month, JewishGen has literally been "crippled" due to
the increase demand on our servers. Our website alone has seen a 300%
growth in usage over the last few months and has reached over a
staggering 93,000 user sessions a month. Just last June and July, this
number was nested comfortably between 25,000 and 30,000.

Please recognize all of the resources of JewishGen are made available
to amateur and professional genealogists free of charge. Our
commitment has and continues to be providing services and relying on a
100% voluntary contribution program.

To this end, JewishGen received a temporary loan to offset the costs,
a temporary "crutch" to get us through the next few months.

It is a spirit of giving and sharing which has become JewishGen's
hallmark over the years. We only hope that all of you will join with
us, giving voluntarily at whatever level you can. In a nutshell..
folks, we need to "balance the scales" a bit... we are a way out of
kilter... <grin>


Susan

P.S. Voluntary contributions can be made via the following URL:
http://www.jewishgen.org/jewishgen-erosity/

For those who can and may wish to contribute more, JewishGen has
formed the 1K club (those contributing $1000 or more annually). The
URL for the 1K club is
http://www.jewishgen.org/jewishgen-erosity/1k.html. Contributions at
this level can be made yearly, bi-annually, quarterly or monthly.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JewishGen moves servers to meet growing demands- PLEASE READ! #general

Susan E. King <susan.king@...>
 

Effective at 7:00 a.m. CST tomorrow morning, JewishGen will be down
for a major maintenance upgrade to fix what ails us.

Downtime could be as little as a couple of hours.. or as much as 24-48
hours depending on what we might encounter.

This will affect everything on both of our servers, JewishGen's
website and mailing lists as well as those we host for other
organizations.

Once we are up and running, some service providers may experience a
delay as our new DNS is propagated around the world. This could be
anywhere >from 1 hour >from the time we go live to 7 days, and it is
purely dependent on your service provider. We have taken this into
consideration and made some changes a week ago... to help minimize
this.

Over the last month, JewishGen has literally been "crippled" due to
the increase demand on our servers. Our website alone has seen a 300%
growth in usage over the last few months and has reached over a
staggering 93,000 user sessions a month. Just last June and July, this
number was nested comfortably between 25,000 and 30,000.

Please recognize all of the resources of JewishGen are made available
to amateur and professional genealogists free of charge. Our
commitment has and continues to be providing services and relying on a
100% voluntary contribution program.

To this end, JewishGen received a temporary loan to offset the costs,
a temporary "crutch" to get us through the next few months.

It is a spirit of giving and sharing which has become JewishGen's
hallmark over the years. We only hope that all of you will join with
us, giving voluntarily at whatever level you can. In a nutshell..
folks, we need to "balance the scales" a bit... we are a way out of
kilter... <grin>


Susan

P.S. Voluntary contributions can be made via the following URL:
http://www.jewishgen.org/jewishgen-erosity/

For those who can and may wish to contribute more, JewishGen has
formed the 1K club (those contributing $1000 or more annually). The
URL for the 1K club is
http://www.jewishgen.org/jewishgen-erosity/1k.html. Contributions at
this level can be made yearly, bi-annually, quarterly or monthly.


Re: SHER/WITEBSKY #latinamerica

Tammy
 

Dear Carol and other latamsig subscribers,
I apologize for my vague request. I hope this answers your questions:

<< Would have emigrated to WHERE?<< My great aunt told me that her
grandmother's family emigrated to Argentina before the "war". I don't even
know which war as her mother, Simma was born circa 1850's and I don't know my
gg grandmother's maiden name. Simma married Aaron SCHER. They had a child
Joseph SCHER who was born in Alexandropsky Dnepropetrovsk (1867). Joseph
married Rebecca WITEBSKY. (b. 1871).

The story behind the WITEBSKY surname is odd. My great aunt says that her
maternal grandfather, Dov Ber WITEBSKY served in the army. Apparently, out of
fear, every time he was asked his name, he told them where he was from
(Vitebsk). My great aunt does not believe this was the original family name.

My great aunt was funny. When she'd watch the news and something came on
about Argentina, she'd look to see if anyone looked like family. My great
aunt passed away this summer.

I have explored the Jewishgen website. I had success with the 1912 voters'
lists of Grodno. However, that's the extent of my success online. I have
contacted various cousins and am still awaiting replies. Any suggestions?

Tammy Sarote
in USA
searching: SCHER, Dnepropetrovsk; WITEBSKY, Vitebsk; SIROTA, Bielsk;
RABINOWITZ, Minsk.


Latin America #LatinAmerica Re: SHER/WITEBSKY #latinamerica

Tammy
 

Dear Carol and other latamsig subscribers,
I apologize for my vague request. I hope this answers your questions:

<< Would have emigrated to WHERE?<< My great aunt told me that her
grandmother's family emigrated to Argentina before the "war". I don't even
know which war as her mother, Simma was born circa 1850's and I don't know my
gg grandmother's maiden name. Simma married Aaron SCHER. They had a child
Joseph SCHER who was born in Alexandropsky Dnepropetrovsk (1867). Joseph
married Rebecca WITEBSKY. (b. 1871).

The story behind the WITEBSKY surname is odd. My great aunt says that her
maternal grandfather, Dov Ber WITEBSKY served in the army. Apparently, out of
fear, every time he was asked his name, he told them where he was from
(Vitebsk). My great aunt does not believe this was the original family name.

My great aunt was funny. When she'd watch the news and something came on
about Argentina, she'd look to see if anyone looked like family. My great
aunt passed away this summer.

I have explored the Jewishgen website. I had success with the 1912 voters'
lists of Grodno. However, that's the extent of my success online. I have
contacted various cousins and am still awaiting replies. Any suggestions?

Tammy Sarote
in USA
searching: SCHER, Dnepropetrovsk; WITEBSKY, Vitebsk; SIROTA, Bielsk;
RABINOWITZ, Minsk.


Re: Okhovo aka Ohov #belarus

Reeva Kimble <rKimble@...>
 

Barbara,

I don't know about Okhovo, but Mir (near Minsk) was controlled by the
Radizwell family. See info about the history of Mir on my web page:
<http://darkwing.uoregon.edu/~rkimble/>.

Reeva Kimble


Frank Swartz wrote:
Okhovo is located 15 km (19.5km by road) northwest of Pinsk in
the Pinsk District. It was, and continues to be, a small
village. I'll post more details when I obtain them.
Barbara Papish wrote:
Was this village ever under Polish rule or connected in any way with
Polish Princely families i.e Radizwell?


Donation to LitvakSIG by JGSLA #lithuania

DBH12345@...
 

Hollywood "Chai"
18th Annual Seminar on Jewish Genealogy
July 12 -17, 1998

November 15, 1998

Dear David and Davida,

On behalf of the Jewish Genealogical Society, Los Angeles (JGSLA), I am
pleased to inform you that the JGSLA Board of Directors recently voted to make
a $3,000 donation to the LitvakSIG. This money comes >from surplus funds
generated by the 18th Annual Seminar on Jewish Genealogy, held this past
summer in Los Angeles. Accordingly, I am enclosing a check for $3,000 made
out to the LitvakSIG.

This donation recognizes both your organization's continued work on behalf of
all Jewish genealogists, and your specific contribution to the Seminar.
LitakSIG's participation in the Seminar helped make it a success, and we hope
that this donation will help your ongoing efforts. We felt that the best way
to use this unexpected surplus was to apply it to projects and activities
where it would have an immediate beneficial effect on Jewish genealogical
research.

Thank you again for your participation in the seminar. We are very happy to
be able to recognize it in this manner.

Sincerely,

Ted Gostin
JGSLA President


Belarus SIG #Belarus Re: Okhovo aka Ohov #belarus

Reeva Kimble <rKimble@...>
 

Barbara,

I don't know about Okhovo, but Mir (near Minsk) was controlled by the
Radizwell family. See info about the history of Mir on my web page:
<http://darkwing.uoregon.edu/~rkimble/>.

Reeva Kimble


Frank Swartz wrote:
Okhovo is located 15 km (19.5km by road) northwest of Pinsk in
the Pinsk District. It was, and continues to be, a small
village. I'll post more details when I obtain them.
Barbara Papish wrote:
Was this village ever under Polish rule or connected in any way with
Polish Princely families i.e Radizwell?


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Donation to LitvakSIG by JGSLA #lithuania

DBH12345@...
 

Hollywood "Chai"
18th Annual Seminar on Jewish Genealogy
July 12 -17, 1998

November 15, 1998

Dear David and Davida,

On behalf of the Jewish Genealogical Society, Los Angeles (JGSLA), I am
pleased to inform you that the JGSLA Board of Directors recently voted to make
a $3,000 donation to the LitvakSIG. This money comes >from surplus funds
generated by the 18th Annual Seminar on Jewish Genealogy, held this past
summer in Los Angeles. Accordingly, I am enclosing a check for $3,000 made
out to the LitvakSIG.

This donation recognizes both your organization's continued work on behalf of
all Jewish genealogists, and your specific contribution to the Seminar.
LitakSIG's participation in the Seminar helped make it a success, and we hope
that this donation will help your ongoing efforts. We felt that the best way
to use this unexpected surplus was to apply it to projects and activities
where it would have an immediate beneficial effect on Jewish genealogical
research.

Thank you again for your participation in the seminar. We are very happy to
be able to recognize it in this manner.

Sincerely,

Ted Gostin
JGSLA President


Vilnius Archives #lithuania

Anita Berk <anitab@...>
 

I would like some records >from the Vilnius archives.

I have never written before, because I wasn't sure what to do.

Can you fax a request?
What is the fax number?
Do you have to send money with the request?
Will they take a check or do you have to do something fancy?
How long does it take?
Can yo buy a whole list, or will they only search a name?
Can it be speeded up?
Would a private researcher be better, faster?

Is there anyone else out there who want records?

Anita Berk


Anita Berk
anitab@starmail.com


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Vilnius Archives #lithuania

Anita Berk <anitab@...>
 

I would like some records >from the Vilnius archives.

I have never written before, because I wasn't sure what to do.

Can you fax a request?
What is the fax number?
Do you have to send money with the request?
Will they take a check or do you have to do something fancy?
How long does it take?
Can yo buy a whole list, or will they only search a name?
Can it be speeded up?
Would a private researcher be better, faster?

Is there anyone else out there who want records?

Anita Berk


Anita Berk
anitab@starmail.com


WOLK-BRENNER connection #lithuania

KKirshner@...
 

I don't know what became of the WOLK connection other than this one. Does it
sound familiar?...

Related through my grandmother's maternal grandmother, Rycha WOLK FRANK, there
was my grandmother's close friend and cousin Bessie WOLK who married a
BRENNER. They sold fish at a store on Havemeyer Street in NYC after living in
Philadelphia, the early part of this century. They had no daughters and a lot
of sons. Bennie, the youngest worked as a garment industry "cutter" and Israel
(known as "Jack") ran several drug stores as a manager in Altlantic City and
other parts of NJ; Babs (m. Sylvia) was in the printing business as was Davy
and Sam. Only sweet Bennie is believed to be alive. He was said to have
married badly and my father thinks he's working as a night watchman now (in
his seventies) and living in Queens, NYC.


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania WOLK-BRENNER connection #lithuania

KKirshner@...
 

I don't know what became of the WOLK connection other than this one. Does it
sound familiar?...

Related through my grandmother's maternal grandmother, Rycha WOLK FRANK, there
was my grandmother's close friend and cousin Bessie WOLK who married a
BRENNER. They sold fish at a store on Havemeyer Street in NYC after living in
Philadelphia, the early part of this century. They had no daughters and a lot
of sons. Bennie, the youngest worked as a garment industry "cutter" and Israel
(known as "Jack") ran several drug stores as a manager in Altlantic City and
other parts of NJ; Babs (m. Sylvia) was in the printing business as was Davy
and Sam. Only sweet Bennie is believed to be alive. He was said to have
married badly and my father thinks he's working as a night watchman now (in
his seventies) and living in Queens, NYC.


Help with Data Input #lithuania

WayneK251@...
 

I too offered to help but so far I haven't heard fron anyone......


Ruth Kurtz


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Help with Data Input #lithuania

WayneK251@...
 

I too offered to help but so far I haven't heard fron anyone......


Ruth Kurtz


MARIJAMPOLE YIZKOR BOOK AND RECORDS #lithuania

ELGOLD1@...
 

To my knowledge neither the Marijampole Yizkor book, nor any of the lists in
it, has ever been translated, and this would make a wonderful project. You
might consider setting this data up as a Marijampole Web Page on ShtetlLinks,
JewishGen's site for Shtetl Pages. You could create a link to the index of
vital records that we have as part of the All Lithuanian Database. Of course,
check the copyright info in the book first.

In regards to theMarijampole records: In my experience, if you send a request
to the Vilnius archives with the year and record number >from the Marijampole
indexes on the All Lithuania Database, they can go directly to the records and
send you a copy only for $5, a translation only for $13 or a copy plus
translation for $18. None of the Marijampole records are microfilmed by the
LDS, so this is the only way to get them. The advantage of already having the
index numbers is that they do not have to do a long search for the records,
they only have to copy them, so the response time is much shorter.

Good luck,
Eric Goldstein
(researching MALACH, GORDON and BOBINSKY families >from MARIJAMPOLE)


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania MARIJAMPOLE YIZKOR BOOK AND RECORDS #lithuania

ELGOLD1@...
 

To my knowledge neither the Marijampole Yizkor book, nor any of the lists in
it, has ever been translated, and this would make a wonderful project. You
might consider setting this data up as a Marijampole Web Page on ShtetlLinks,
JewishGen's site for Shtetl Pages. You could create a link to the index of
vital records that we have as part of the All Lithuanian Database. Of course,
check the copyright info in the book first.

In regards to theMarijampole records: In my experience, if you send a request
to the Vilnius archives with the year and record number >from the Marijampole
indexes on the All Lithuania Database, they can go directly to the records and
send you a copy only for $5, a translation only for $13 or a copy plus
translation for $18. None of the Marijampole records are microfilmed by the
LDS, so this is the only way to get them. The advantage of already having the
index numbers is that they do not have to do a long search for the records,
they only have to copy them, so the response time is much shorter.

Good luck,
Eric Goldstein
(researching MALACH, GORDON and BOBINSKY families >from MARIJAMPOLE)


membership dues #lithuania

Prof. Harry J. Hirschhorn <hirshorn@...>
 

Prof. harry hirschhorn writes >from POB 114 Al;fe Menashe 44851 Israel.

I believe I speak for many members of LITVAKSIG and also for would-be members.
how can I pay membership dues
1. via Master-charge?
2. via airmail and check?
RSVP harry


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania membership dues #lithuania

Prof. Harry J. Hirschhorn <hirshorn@...>
 

Prof. harry hirschhorn writes >from POB 114 Al;fe Menashe 44851 Israel.

I believe I speak for many members of LITVAKSIG and also for would-be members.
how can I pay membership dues
1. via Master-charge?
2. via airmail and check?
RSVP harry