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Sources for information on rabbis in Galicia #general

Judith Singer
 

In case anyone else is interested in researching rabbinical genealogy
in Galicia or wants to know the rabbis of various towns, these are the
suggestions I received in response to my question about sources.
Unfortunately for me, there is very little available in English.

Meorei Galicia (Encyclopedia of Galician Sages), 5 volumes, compiled
by Rabbi Meir Wunder contains genealogies of Galician rabbinical
families, listed alphabetically by surname. For prominent rabbis of
each family there is additional biographical material, including
rabbinical compositions, responsa correspondence and photographs.
There is also a town index. It is on-line at
http://jgaliciabukovina.net/limited/digital_books but you have to pay
a small fee to join to get access. It is in Hebrew, but there is a
name index available in English on Gesher Galicia.

Another truly comprehensive book is Otzar Harabanim, compiled by Rabbi
Nathan Zvi FRIEDMAN, which contains 20,000 entries covering the period
930 - 1970. Entries are arranged by first name and then by surname,
with surname and community name as "book name keys". It too is in
Hebrew. I don't know its availablity.

Letoldos Hakehillos Be'Polin lists rabbis in Poland by town.

The Biographical Handbook of Rabbis is a bibliographic directory of
all the rabbis since the Enlightenment who worked in or came from
German-speaking countries. It is online at
http://www.steinheim-institut.de/wiki/index.php/Biographisches_Handbuch_der_Rabbiner_%28BHR%29
[or http://tinyurl.com/gwwcdbn --Mod.]
It is in two parts:
Part 1: The rabbis of the emancipation period in the German, Czech and
Polish large countries, 1781-1871 contains entries for 1,952 rabbis
who were employed in or came >from the German Bundestag and the East
Prussian provinces and Part II: "The rabbis in the German Reich,
1871-1945". Each part can be downloaded for free, but it is huge and
the download would take quite a while (my computer was estimating 4
hours and I have high-speed internet). It is in German.

Gesher Galicia's All Galicia Database includes a few different List of
rabbis >from the 1860s

Another source that has been suggested is the B/M/D registers for each
town. These were submitted to the state annually, and were signed and
sealed by the official "chief rabbi". The officiant at the bris or
wedding should be noted on the record. The Mormons have microfilmed
many of these registers, so they could perhaps be found in the
FamilySearch catalog.

Judith Singer


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Sources for information on rabbis in Galicia #general

Judith Singer
 

In case anyone else is interested in researching rabbinical genealogy
in Galicia or wants to know the rabbis of various towns, these are the
suggestions I received in response to my question about sources.
Unfortunately for me, there is very little available in English.

Meorei Galicia (Encyclopedia of Galician Sages), 5 volumes, compiled
by Rabbi Meir Wunder contains genealogies of Galician rabbinical
families, listed alphabetically by surname. For prominent rabbis of
each family there is additional biographical material, including
rabbinical compositions, responsa correspondence and photographs.
There is also a town index. It is on-line at
http://jgaliciabukovina.net/limited/digital_books but you have to pay
a small fee to join to get access. It is in Hebrew, but there is a
name index available in English on Gesher Galicia.

Another truly comprehensive book is Otzar Harabanim, compiled by Rabbi
Nathan Zvi FRIEDMAN, which contains 20,000 entries covering the period
930 - 1970. Entries are arranged by first name and then by surname,
with surname and community name as "book name keys". It too is in
Hebrew. I don't know its availablity.

Letoldos Hakehillos Be'Polin lists rabbis in Poland by town.

The Biographical Handbook of Rabbis is a bibliographic directory of
all the rabbis since the Enlightenment who worked in or came from
German-speaking countries. It is online at
http://www.steinheim-institut.de/wiki/index.php/Biographisches_Handbuch_der_Rabbiner_%28BHR%29
[or http://tinyurl.com/gwwcdbn --Mod.]
It is in two parts:
Part 1: The rabbis of the emancipation period in the German, Czech and
Polish large countries, 1781-1871 contains entries for 1,952 rabbis
who were employed in or came >from the German Bundestag and the East
Prussian provinces and Part II: "The rabbis in the German Reich,
1871-1945". Each part can be downloaded for free, but it is huge and
the download would take quite a while (my computer was estimating 4
hours and I have high-speed internet). It is in German.

Gesher Galicia's All Galicia Database includes a few different List of
rabbis >from the 1860s

Another source that has been suggested is the B/M/D registers for each
town. These were submitted to the state annually, and were signed and
sealed by the official "chief rabbi". The officiant at the bris or
wedding should be noted on the record. The Mormons have microfilmed
many of these registers, so they could perhaps be found in the
FamilySearch catalog.

Judith Singer


Sobotist Slovakia #hungary

MOSES LENZKY
 

Does anyone know in which District in Slovakia is the Sobotist Death
Records for years of 1920-1922 held?


Thanks
Mozes Lenzky
Mlenzky@gmail.com


Hungary SIG #Hungary Sobotist Slovakia #hungary

MOSES LENZKY
 

Does anyone know in which District in Slovakia is the Sobotist Death
Records for years of 1920-1922 held?


Thanks
Mozes Lenzky
Mlenzky@gmail.com


Filakovo, Slovakia #hungary

Bernard Weill
 

Does anyone have familiarity with the Loweys that resided in Filakovo?

Bernard Weill

Moderator: Please respond off-list if you can provide assistance. FYI, Filakovo was
formerly Fulek in Nograd megye.


Hungary SIG #Hungary Filakovo, Slovakia #hungary

Bernard Weill
 

Does anyone have familiarity with the Loweys that resided in Filakovo?

Bernard Weill

Moderator: Please respond off-list if you can provide assistance. FYI, Filakovo was
formerly Fulek in Nograd megye.


Searchinng: MOKRANY/ MAKRANY #belarus

WALTER ELIAS
 

I am looking for any information about the Shtetl of MOKRANY about 16km east
of MALARYTA. Interested in how large the pre-war community was, percentage of
Jewish population, any WWII history, if there is a Yizkor book and whether there
are living descendants of MOKRANY families who might get in touch with me.
Thank you.


Walter S. Elias
St. Louis Park, Minnesota
MODERATOR' NOTE: You may want to check JewishGen's Database,
http://www.jewishgen.org/Communities/Search.asp


Belarus SIG #Belarus Searchinng: MOKRANY/ MAKRANY #belarus

WALTER ELIAS
 

I am looking for any information about the Shtetl of MOKRANY about 16km east
of MALARYTA. Interested in how large the pre-war community was, percentage of
Jewish population, any WWII history, if there is a Yizkor book and whether there
are living descendants of MOKRANY families who might get in touch with me.
Thank you.


Walter S. Elias
St. Louis Park, Minnesota
MODERATOR' NOTE: You may want to check JewishGen's Database,
http://www.jewishgen.org/Communities/Search.asp


Looking for someone to test for the Y-DNA? #dna

Arline and Sidney Sachs
 

I wrote a computer program to list everyone past or present that belongs
to my haplogroup. This will work for any haplogroup. It can also be used
for someone looking for a relative to test. I use are our members GEDCOM
files to accomplish this. Beginning with the known member, the program
follows the paternal line back as far as it can go to the earliest person
and then finds all males lines descended >from him. The output may be
useful for someone who is having trouble finding a person to test since
that person may be a direct cousin. I am willing to run the program with
your GEDCOM file. The only other information I will need is the id number
of the person whose haplogroup you want to find. I will return a tree to
you before I destroying the copy of your GEDCOM file.

Sidney Sachs
sidneysachs@juno.com


DNA Research #DNA Looking for someone to test for the Y-DNA? #dna

Arline and Sidney Sachs
 

I wrote a computer program to list everyone past or present that belongs
to my haplogroup. This will work for any haplogroup. It can also be used
for someone looking for a relative to test. I use are our members GEDCOM
files to accomplish this. Beginning with the known member, the program
follows the paternal line back as far as it can go to the earliest person
and then finds all males lines descended >from him. The output may be
useful for someone who is having trouble finding a person to test since
that person may be a direct cousin. I am willing to run the program with
your GEDCOM file. The only other information I will need is the id number
of the person whose haplogroup you want to find. I will return a tree to
you before I destroying the copy of your GEDCOM file.

Sidney Sachs
sidneysachs@juno.com


Email Addresses for Rokiskis SIG #general

Linda Cantor
 

If your name appears in the list below, please email me privately at
lincanfamily@gmail.com with your email address.

I recently suffered a hard drive crash and need to reconstruct the mailing
list for the Rokiskis SIG. Private replies please.

David Berg
Alice Siegel
Mendel Katz
Adam Gordon
Gerald Gaffin
Rhonda Taft-Farrell
Steve Kitnick

Thanks
Linda Cantor


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Email Addresses for Rokiskis SIG #general

Linda Cantor
 

If your name appears in the list below, please email me privately at
lincanfamily@gmail.com with your email address.

I recently suffered a hard drive crash and need to reconstruct the mailing
list for the Rokiskis SIG. Private replies please.

David Berg
Alice Siegel
Mendel Katz
Adam Gordon
Gerald Gaffin
Rhonda Taft-Farrell
Steve Kitnick

Thanks
Linda Cantor


Family from Seduwa/Shaduva #lithuania

Paul & Sharon Bernstein <izrabeez@...>
 

My great-great grandparents [ SHER - Serras - FAMILY ] were >from the
same town as Eric's "paternal Grandmother who came >from Seduwa/Shaduva"

The ALD database
https://www.litvaksig.org/all-lithuania-database/search-ald
has quite a lot of information (FYI, most of my family - the next 2 or 3
generations are >from Saulaia - a lot more records are available - as
Shavel was/is the 3rd. largest town in Lithuania).

FYI, I've been in touch with Milda Jakulyte-Vasil - who is the curator
of the Seduva Memorial Museum in Vilnius, who provided me with a
contact-researcher in Lithuanian State History Archive -
- as well as a contact (Jurate Zulpaite) at the Jewish Museum-Memorial
in Seduva.

Please write me privately for the contact information.

FYI, some relatives of mine in south Africa have managed to arrange
Lithuanian Passports etc., it is/can be a rather costly process, but
certainly doable.

'Ba' hatzlaka' (good luck - translated freely >from Hebrew.

Paul Bernstein


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Family from Seduwa/Shaduva #lithuania

Paul & Sharon Bernstein <izrabeez@...>
 

My great-great grandparents [ SHER - Serras - FAMILY ] were >from the
same town as Eric's "paternal Grandmother who came >from Seduwa/Shaduva"

The ALD database
https://www.litvaksig.org/all-lithuania-database/search-ald
has quite a lot of information (FYI, most of my family - the next 2 or 3
generations are >from Saulaia - a lot more records are available - as
Shavel was/is the 3rd. largest town in Lithuania).

FYI, I've been in touch with Milda Jakulyte-Vasil - who is the curator
of the Seduva Memorial Museum in Vilnius, who provided me with a
contact-researcher in Lithuanian State History Archive -
- as well as a contact (Jurate Zulpaite) at the Jewish Museum-Memorial
in Seduva.

Please write me privately for the contact information.

FYI, some relatives of mine in south Africa have managed to arrange
Lithuanian Passports etc., it is/can be a rather costly process, but
certainly doable.

'Ba' hatzlaka' (good luck - translated freely >from Hebrew.

Paul Bernstein


Where are the vital records of the town Modliborzyce (Poland) #poland

דוד נ.א.
 

Hello

Modliborzyce town was in the region Yanov / Lublin in Poland:
http://data.jewishgen.org/wconnect/wc.dll?jg~jgsys~community~-517039

In JRI's list of towns, Modliborzyce not shown. It says it was probably
a small town, and its vital records registered in another town.
The question is, where?

Thank you very much
David Nesher
Israel


JRI Poland #Poland Where are the vital records of the town Modliborzyce (Poland) #poland

דוד נ.א.
 

Hello

Modliborzyce town was in the region Yanov / Lublin in Poland:
http://data.jewishgen.org/wconnect/wc.dll?jg~jgsys~community~-517039

In JRI's list of towns, Modliborzyce not shown. It says it was probably
a small town, and its vital records registered in another town.
The question is, where?

Thank you very much
David Nesher
Israel


Trying to find Polish images of JRI records. #poland

Mark London <mrl@...>
 

Hi - I'm trying to find images for records that are not yet linked to
the records. I.e., for an 1889 marriage in Bialystok that I find using
the JRI search, the list of results, says that this is the web page to
find the images:

http://szukajwarchiwach.pl/4/264/0/str/2/100?ps=True#tabJednostki

I'm looking for the marriage record of:

MALCBERG Chaim Jankelewicz 1889 M 132
WYSOCKA Minka Szlemowna 1889 M 132

So I look in the 1889 marriage book:

http://szukajwarchiwach.pl/4/264/0/-/133#tabSkany

And I look at entry 132:

http://szukajwarchiwach.pl/4/264/0/-/133/skan/full/RfhIJFk6RG1LrBDsDTgH7w

I'm not be fluent in the language, but I was hoping to see something
that looks like one of the names of the marriage that I'm looking for.
I don't. So can anyone tell me if I'm looking at the correct record? I
don't want to put something up on viewmate, if it's totally the wrong
record. Thanks!

Mark London
Natick, MA


JRI Poland #Poland Trying to find Polish images of JRI records. #poland

Mark London <mrl@...>
 

Hi - I'm trying to find images for records that are not yet linked to
the records. I.e., for an 1889 marriage in Bialystok that I find using
the JRI search, the list of results, says that this is the web page to
find the images:

http://szukajwarchiwach.pl/4/264/0/str/2/100?ps=True#tabJednostki

I'm looking for the marriage record of:

MALCBERG Chaim Jankelewicz 1889 M 132
WYSOCKA Minka Szlemowna 1889 M 132

So I look in the 1889 marriage book:

http://szukajwarchiwach.pl/4/264/0/-/133#tabSkany

And I look at entry 132:

http://szukajwarchiwach.pl/4/264/0/-/133/skan/full/RfhIJFk6RG1LrBDsDTgH7w

I'm not be fluent in the language, but I was hoping to see something
that looks like one of the names of the marriage that I'm looking for.
I don't. So can anyone tell me if I'm looking at the correct record? I
don't want to put something up on viewmate, if it's totally the wrong
record. Thanks!

Mark London
Natick, MA


(US) National Archives Free Records and Genealogy Programs September 2016 #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The (US) National Archives recently announced their free records programs
for the month of September. All programs are open to the public and held at
the National Archives Building in Washington D.C. Some of the programs are
streamed at the National Archives YouTube Channel. Those are marked with an
asterisk (*). The National Archives YouTube station is located at:
https://www.youtube.com/user/usnationalarchives/featured

14 September 2 PM ET: What's New at Family Search. This explores the
resources available online and at your local Family History Center. *

17 September 12 noon- 4PM ET Help! I'm Stuck Genealogy Consultation
Archivist Claire Kluskins able to genealogy answer questions

Know Your Records Talks on YouTube has videos, handouts an presentations
from the live programs. These include census, immigration and military
service and pension records. See:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLC641EF0E3F8AFDF9

Mark Your Calendars! 2016 Virtual Genealogy Fair 26-27 October 2016 via
webcast on YouTube. Speakers include genealogy experts >from National
Archives locations across the nation.

For more information see:
https://www.archives.gov/press/press-releases/2015/nr15-104.html

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen (US) National Archives Free Records and Genealogy Programs September 2016 #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The (US) National Archives recently announced their free records programs
for the month of September. All programs are open to the public and held at
the National Archives Building in Washington D.C. Some of the programs are
streamed at the National Archives YouTube Channel. Those are marked with an
asterisk (*). The National Archives YouTube station is located at:
https://www.youtube.com/user/usnationalarchives/featured

14 September 2 PM ET: What's New at Family Search. This explores the
resources available online and at your local Family History Center. *

17 September 12 noon- 4PM ET Help! I'm Stuck Genealogy Consultation
Archivist Claire Kluskins able to genealogy answer questions

Know Your Records Talks on YouTube has videos, handouts an presentations
from the live programs. These include census, immigration and military
service and pension records. See:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLC641EF0E3F8AFDF9

Mark Your Calendars! 2016 Virtual Genealogy Fair 26-27 October 2016 via
webcast on YouTube. Speakers include genealogy experts >from National
Archives locations across the nation.

For more information see:
https://www.archives.gov/press/press-releases/2015/nr15-104.html

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

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