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Vilnius Revision Lists #lithuania

Dorothy Leivers
 

Vilnius District Research Group has 200 contributors but cannot afford
to do the work available. This group has varying interests and its
contributors are each at a different stage of research. Vilna
District is blessed with a large collection of records which survived
but that is also its problem. The digitised images for the 1851
revision list for the city of Vilna cost nearly $4000. The
translation of the 1851 could never have been done without the help of
volunteer translators as it would have cost over $10,000 to
accomplish.

The Lithuanian Historical Archives will be moving in January and it is
likely that the archive will effectively be closed for a considerable
time. We have a window of opportunity between now and year end during
which time the archive will digitise images for LitvakSIG and we have
3 excellent volunteers who can work >from these images and in addition
3 paid translators who would be prepared to work >from home. Thus an
ongoing flow of translations will be available to contributors.

The images on order at the moment include revision lists for the years
1816-1858 for those towns not already translated. We need
contributions to pay for them. I am asking you to please make a
donation now. I cannot overemphasize how important this is. The more
money raised, the more images we can obtain.

We have paid translators and volunteers who do excellent work. If we
lose the translators because we cannot afford to either obtain the
images or pay them any longer then we lose their skills forever.

You can make your donation at https://www.litvaksig.org/join-and-contribute/

Dorothy Leivers
Records Acquisition
LitvakSIG


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Vilnius Revision Lists #lithuania

Dorothy Leivers
 

Vilnius District Research Group has 200 contributors but cannot afford
to do the work available. This group has varying interests and its
contributors are each at a different stage of research. Vilna
District is blessed with a large collection of records which survived
but that is also its problem. The digitised images for the 1851
revision list for the city of Vilna cost nearly $4000. The
translation of the 1851 could never have been done without the help of
volunteer translators as it would have cost over $10,000 to
accomplish.

The Lithuanian Historical Archives will be moving in January and it is
likely that the archive will effectively be closed for a considerable
time. We have a window of opportunity between now and year end during
which time the archive will digitise images for LitvakSIG and we have
3 excellent volunteers who can work >from these images and in addition
3 paid translators who would be prepared to work >from home. Thus an
ongoing flow of translations will be available to contributors.

The images on order at the moment include revision lists for the years
1816-1858 for those towns not already translated. We need
contributions to pay for them. I am asking you to please make a
donation now. I cannot overemphasize how important this is. The more
money raised, the more images we can obtain.

We have paid translators and volunteers who do excellent work. If we
lose the translators because we cannot afford to either obtain the
images or pay them any longer then we lose their skills forever.

You can make your donation at https://www.litvaksig.org/join-and-contribute/

Dorothy Leivers
Records Acquisition
LitvakSIG


Sarah Rivke MIRELS a descendant of the Maharal of Prauge #poland

Robert Tachna
 

I am a descendant of the Chacham Tzvi Hersh ASHKENAZI and his wife Sarah
Rivka MIRELS. >from what I found on Geni.com, Sarah Rivka MIRELS is a
descendant of the Maharal of Prauge Rabbi Judah ben Betzalel LOEW.
However, I have been tipped that not all information on Geni.com is
necessarily accurate or even correct. Therefore I am asking other
researchers and experts if Sarah Rivka MIRELS, the wife of the Chacham
Tzvi Hersh ASHKENAZI, is actually a descendant of the Maharal of Prauge
Rabbi Judah ben Betzalel LOEW? Are there any other sources that can
confirm it or even state otherwise?

Thank you,
Robert Tachna
rhtachna@gmail.com

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JRI Poland #Poland Sarah Rivke MIRELS a descendant of the Maharal of Prauge #poland

Robert Tachna
 

I am a descendant of the Chacham Tzvi Hersh ASHKENAZI and his wife Sarah
Rivka MIRELS. >from what I found on Geni.com, Sarah Rivka MIRELS is a
descendant of the Maharal of Prauge Rabbi Judah ben Betzalel LOEW.
However, I have been tipped that not all information on Geni.com is
necessarily accurate or even correct. Therefore I am asking other
researchers and experts if Sarah Rivka MIRELS, the wife of the Chacham
Tzvi Hersh ASHKENAZI, is actually a descendant of the Maharal of Prauge
Rabbi Judah ben Betzalel LOEW? Are there any other sources that can
confirm it or even state otherwise?

Thank you,
Robert Tachna
rhtachna@gmail.com

MODERATOR'S NOTE: If you haven't already done so, you may want to
post your message on the RavSIG discussion group, which focuses on
Rabbinic research. Subscribe at http://lyris.jewishgen.org/ListManager


Someone who can film a town in Poland for me. #poland

Robert Tachna
 

Does anyone know of anyone who I can go to to hire to make a video of my
ancestors town of Zareby Koscielne, Poland? Back in 1997 I hired Pawel
Brunon Dorman >from his website Polish Jews to make a video of my
grandfather's town of Mlawa, Poland. He did an excellent job and the
video he produced was phenomenal. Unfortunately, his website Polish Jews
no longer exists or otherwise I would ask him again. I wish I could
contact him or if anyone knows of any other reliable and honest people
or services that could make for me a video of Zareby Koscielne, Poland?

Thank you,
Robert Tachna
rhtachna@gmail.com

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately with recommendations or
contact information.


JRI Poland #Poland Someone who can film a town in Poland for me. #poland

Robert Tachna
 

Does anyone know of anyone who I can go to to hire to make a video of my
ancestors town of Zareby Koscielne, Poland? Back in 1997 I hired Pawel
Brunon Dorman >from his website Polish Jews to make a video of my
grandfather's town of Mlawa, Poland. He did an excellent job and the
video he produced was phenomenal. Unfortunately, his website Polish Jews
no longer exists or otherwise I would ask him again. I wish I could
contact him or if anyone knows of any other reliable and honest people
or services that could make for me a video of Zareby Koscielne, Poland?

Thank you,
Robert Tachna
rhtachna@gmail.com

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately with recommendations or
contact information.


1852 Cadastral Map of Dynow in the Gesher Galicia Map Room #poland

Jay Osborn <jay.osborn@...>
 

Today in the Gesher Galicia Map Room we've posted an excellent map of
an important Galician city: the complete 1852 cadastral map of Dynow,
now in southeast Poland near Rzeszow and Przemysl.

http://maps.geshergalicia.org/cadastral/dynow-1852/

Clearly lithographed and selectively colored, the map includes
property numbers for both buildings and parcels, enabling anyone with
vital and other records to locate family homes and businesses in the
historical city. Already in 1852, the city had a well-built market
square, and the map also shows the Great Synagogue and the large
Jewish cemetery, along with many other features of a small but solid
settlement.

Acquisition of the map scan images and assembly of this browsable map
were made possible by Gesher Galicia member contributions to the Dynow
town project, an element of our Galician Archival Records Project
(GARP); more info about our town projects is available here:
http://www.geshergalicia.org/town-projects/
The generosity of those contributions now makes this map available to everyone.

The original paper map sheets are preserved not far >from Dynow in the
Polish Historical Archives in Rzeszow:
http://www.rzeszow.ap.gov.pl/

The GG Map Room home page: http://maps.geshergalicia.org/

Jay Osborn
Gesher Galicia Digital Map Manager
Warsaw, Poland
maps@geshergalicia.org


JRI Poland #Poland 1852 Cadastral Map of Dynow in the Gesher Galicia Map Room #poland

Jay Osborn <jay.osborn@...>
 

Today in the Gesher Galicia Map Room we've posted an excellent map of
an important Galician city: the complete 1852 cadastral map of Dynow,
now in southeast Poland near Rzeszow and Przemysl.

http://maps.geshergalicia.org/cadastral/dynow-1852/

Clearly lithographed and selectively colored, the map includes
property numbers for both buildings and parcels, enabling anyone with
vital and other records to locate family homes and businesses in the
historical city. Already in 1852, the city had a well-built market
square, and the map also shows the Great Synagogue and the large
Jewish cemetery, along with many other features of a small but solid
settlement.

Acquisition of the map scan images and assembly of this browsable map
were made possible by Gesher Galicia member contributions to the Dynow
town project, an element of our Galician Archival Records Project
(GARP); more info about our town projects is available here:
http://www.geshergalicia.org/town-projects/
The generosity of those contributions now makes this map available to everyone.

The original paper map sheets are preserved not far >from Dynow in the
Polish Historical Archives in Rzeszow:
http://www.rzeszow.ap.gov.pl/

The GG Map Room home page: http://maps.geshergalicia.org/

Jay Osborn
Gesher Galicia Digital Map Manager
Warsaw, Poland
maps@geshergalicia.org


Restoration of the Bialystok Cemetery #poland

Mark Halpern
 

We, the Bialystoker diaspora community, should be very proud of a number
of people who volunteered their time last week to renovate and restore
the Bagnowka Jewish Cemetery.

For many years, Lucy Lisowska has organized a "summer camp" to clean up
and restore and Dr. Heidi Szpek has worked with Lucy to document the
Matzevot. Last year, a couple >from Massachusetts, Amy Halpern Degen (no
relation) and Josh Degen visited Bialystok, the ancestral home of Amy's
family, during "summer camp." They left with a better idea. Josh is a
stone mason and the couple decided to go back this year with
knowledgeable helpers and some heavy equipment to lift, replace, clean,
and restore as many Matzevot as they could in one week. To do this they
started a GoFundMe project https://www.gofundme.com/tngd3cw4 to raise
$10,000 for travel expense and heavy equipment rental. However, they
actually spent $12,800 and need $1,600 to break even.

The bottom line is that Josh, Amy, Amy's brother Mitchell, Heidi, Lucy,
and gang lifted, replaced, cleaned, and documented 301 Matzevot in 5 or
6 days. Quite an accomplishment. Yasher koach to the team.

The local press covered the work. See
http://bialystok.wyborcza.pl/bialystok/1,35241,20560145,cmentarz-zydowski-wyglada-jak-cmentarz-zdjecia.html.
Translate the article in Google Chrome browser.

Background article on Amy and Josh and their project can be found at
http://www.nashobavalleyvoice.com/townsend_news/ci_30152677/restoration-jewish-cemetery-preserve-vanishing-heritage.

Many photos organized by day can be found on Facebook page of Heidi
Szpek at https://www.facebook.com/heidi.szpekidzikowski?fref=ts.

Any volunteers for next year's summer camp?

Mark Halpern


JRI Poland #Poland Restoration of the Bialystok Cemetery #poland

Mark Halpern
 

We, the Bialystoker diaspora community, should be very proud of a number
of people who volunteered their time last week to renovate and restore
the Bagnowka Jewish Cemetery.

For many years, Lucy Lisowska has organized a "summer camp" to clean up
and restore and Dr. Heidi Szpek has worked with Lucy to document the
Matzevot. Last year, a couple >from Massachusetts, Amy Halpern Degen (no
relation) and Josh Degen visited Bialystok, the ancestral home of Amy's
family, during "summer camp." They left with a better idea. Josh is a
stone mason and the couple decided to go back this year with
knowledgeable helpers and some heavy equipment to lift, replace, clean,
and restore as many Matzevot as they could in one week. To do this they
started a GoFundMe project https://www.gofundme.com/tngd3cw4 to raise
$10,000 for travel expense and heavy equipment rental. However, they
actually spent $12,800 and need $1,600 to break even.

The bottom line is that Josh, Amy, Amy's brother Mitchell, Heidi, Lucy,
and gang lifted, replaced, cleaned, and documented 301 Matzevot in 5 or
6 days. Quite an accomplishment. Yasher koach to the team.

The local press covered the work. See
http://bialystok.wyborcza.pl/bialystok/1,35241,20560145,cmentarz-zydowski-wyglada-jak-cmentarz-zdjecia.html.
Translate the article in Google Chrome browser.

Background article on Amy and Josh and their project can be found at
http://www.nashobavalleyvoice.com/townsend_news/ci_30152677/restoration-jewish-cemetery-preserve-vanishing-heritage.

Many photos organized by day can be found on Facebook page of Heidi
Szpek at https://www.facebook.com/heidi.szpekidzikowski?fref=ts.

Any volunteers for next year's summer camp?

Mark Halpern


Sarah Rivke MIRELS, a descendant of the Maharal of Prague #general

Robert Tachna
 

I am a descendant of the Chacham Tzvi Hersh ASHKENAZI and his wife Sarah
Rivka MIRELS. >from what I found on Geni.com, Sarah Rivka MIRELS is a
descendant of the Maharal of Prague Rabbi Judah ben Betzalel LOEW.

However, I have been tipped that not all information on Geni.com is
necessarily accurate or even correct. Therefore I am asking other
researchers and experts if Sarah Rivka MIRELS, the wife of the Chacham
Tzvi Hersh ASHKENAZI, is actually a descendant of the Maharal of Prauge
Rabbi Judah ben Betzalel LOEW? Are there any other sources that can
confirm it or even state otherwise?

Thank you,
Robert Tachna


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Sarah Rivke MIRELS, a descendant of the Maharal of Prague #general

Robert Tachna
 

I am a descendant of the Chacham Tzvi Hersh ASHKENAZI and his wife Sarah
Rivka MIRELS. >from what I found on Geni.com, Sarah Rivka MIRELS is a
descendant of the Maharal of Prague Rabbi Judah ben Betzalel LOEW.

However, I have been tipped that not all information on Geni.com is
necessarily accurate or even correct. Therefore I am asking other
researchers and experts if Sarah Rivka MIRELS, the wife of the Chacham
Tzvi Hersh ASHKENAZI, is actually a descendant of the Maharal of Prauge
Rabbi Judah ben Betzalel LOEW? Are there any other sources that can
confirm it or even state otherwise?

Thank you,
Robert Tachna


ViewMate Translation - Hebrew #germany

Michael Marx <mhmarx@...>
 

I have posted a picture of a Hebrew sign that is now on the building
where I was born 70+ years ago. I am curious and would appreciate
knowing what it says/means. The image is on ViewMate at the following
address:
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM49908

Thank you for your assistance <via ViewMate>. Michael Marx, Lexington, Mass.
< ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ >
Please thank those who help you and support ViewMate, JewishGen
and GerSIG
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/Honors/
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/honors.asp


ViewMate translation request - German #germany

Alan Seid
 

Dear Group,

I am looking for help in translating 1 birth and 1 death record for
Benjamin Anczel HASS son of Osias HASS and Rifke WECKER.
Please help with providing a word for word translation >from German
to English. Please also provide the German text.

Benjamin Anczel HASS, born 13 Jun 1878 in Stanislawow.
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM49905

Benjamin Anczel HASS, died 14 Oct 1879 in Stanislawow.
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM49906

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.

Thank you very much, Alan Seid
< ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ >
Please thank those who help you and support ViewMate, JewishGen
and GerSIG
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/Honors/
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/honors.asp


German SIG #Germany ViewMate Translation - Hebrew #germany

Michael Marx <mhmarx@...>
 

I have posted a picture of a Hebrew sign that is now on the building
where I was born 70+ years ago. I am curious and would appreciate
knowing what it says/means. The image is on ViewMate at the following
address:
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM49908

Thank you for your assistance <via ViewMate>. Michael Marx, Lexington, Mass.
< ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ >
Please thank those who help you and support ViewMate, JewishGen
and GerSIG
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/Honors/
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/honors.asp


German SIG #Germany ViewMate translation request - German #germany

Alan Seid
 

Dear Group,

I am looking for help in translating 1 birth and 1 death record for
Benjamin Anczel HASS son of Osias HASS and Rifke WECKER.
Please help with providing a word for word translation >from German
to English. Please also provide the German text.

Benjamin Anczel HASS, born 13 Jun 1878 in Stanislawow.
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM49905

Benjamin Anczel HASS, died 14 Oct 1879 in Stanislawow.
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM49906

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.

Thank you very much, Alan Seid
< ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ >
Please thank those who help you and support ViewMate, JewishGen
and GerSIG
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/Honors/
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/honors.asp


Handout from Get Your Questions Answered by the German Research Experts #germany

Jeanette R Rosenberg OBE
 

Dear GerSIG Members

At the recent IAJGS Conference, Roger Lustig, GerSIG's Research
Director and I ran a session called Get Your Questions Answered by the
German Research Experts.

We have written up our answers to the questions we answered and have
published them here: http://wp.me/p3cjNY-3F

If you save the handout to your computer, all the links are click-able.

Jeanette R Rosenberg OBE - Jeanette.R.Rosenberg@googlemail.com London UK


German SIG #Germany Handout from Get Your Questions Answered by the German Research Experts #germany

Jeanette R Rosenberg OBE
 

Dear GerSIG Members

At the recent IAJGS Conference, Roger Lustig, GerSIG's Research
Director and I ran a session called Get Your Questions Answered by the
German Research Experts.

We have written up our answers to the questions we answered and have
published them here: http://wp.me/p3cjNY-3F

If you save the handout to your computer, all the links are click-able.

Jeanette R Rosenberg OBE - Jeanette.R.Rosenberg@googlemail.com London UK


Swimming #austria-czech

lilotmoorman@...
 

Thank you to all for your responses to my inquiry. Because my father,
Fritz Schuller, did not swim for Hakoah, and had declined to compete in
the 1928 Olympics because by then the butterfly had been superseded by
the Australian crawl, I have so far found no records of his exploits.
But your suggestions have been most helpful, and I will continue to
research it.
Lilot Schueller Moorman


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Swimming #austria-czech

lilotmoorman@...
 

Thank you to all for your responses to my inquiry. Because my father,
Fritz Schuller, did not swim for Hakoah, and had declined to compete in
the 1928 Olympics because by then the butterfly had been superseded by
the Australian crawl, I have so far found no records of his exploits.
But your suggestions have been most helpful, and I will continue to
research it.
Lilot Schueller Moorman

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