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Save the date! IAJGS Seattle Conference August 7-12. 2016 #galicia

Janette Silverman <cochairs@...>
 

Chuck Weinstein, Phyllis Grossman and I, the Co-Chairs of the 36th
annual IAJGS Conference are very excited about being in Seattle in
August 2016. We hope you will join us at the Sheraton Downtown
Seattle for what is going to be a fabulous conference.

Our website is up and running: http://www.iajgs2016.org/ and the
conference theme is "The Wandering Jew". Details about the conference
focus, FAQs and other information can be found on the website. More
details will be available as programming evolves.

Under the News/Blog tab you will find instructions of how to get
blogposts and how to join the conference discussion group. This year's
discussion group is moderated and moderators will read every
submission for suitability.

We are anticipating the call for proposals going out around September 1,
2015, and registration opening January 4, 2016. Registration at the
hotel will be tied to conference registration. We are planning to have all
add-ons (trips, meals, etc.) available at the time conference registration
goes live.

Contact information for committee members is available under the
contact tab on the website.

Janette Silverman

--
Janette Silverman, Lead co-chair
36th Annual IAJGS Conference on Jewish Genealogy
Seattle, WA
August 7-12, 2016
janette@...

www.iajgs2016.org


Researching #galicia

Henryk Gruder <henrygruder@...>
 

I am looking for any information regarding families of:

CZACZKES, HANDWERKER, LOWICZ, GRUDER >from Lvov's area, ZELNIK
from Krakow, DASZEW (ADASZEW / ADASHEV) and LITWAK >from Ukraine.
Henryk Gruder,
Ottawa, Canada


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Save the date! IAJGS Seattle Conference August 7-12. 2016 #galicia

Janette Silverman <cochairs@...>
 

Chuck Weinstein, Phyllis Grossman and I, the Co-Chairs of the 36th
annual IAJGS Conference are very excited about being in Seattle in
August 2016. We hope you will join us at the Sheraton Downtown
Seattle for what is going to be a fabulous conference.

Our website is up and running: http://www.iajgs2016.org/ and the
conference theme is "The Wandering Jew". Details about the conference
focus, FAQs and other information can be found on the website. More
details will be available as programming evolves.

Under the News/Blog tab you will find instructions of how to get
blogposts and how to join the conference discussion group. This year's
discussion group is moderated and moderators will read every
submission for suitability.

We are anticipating the call for proposals going out around September 1,
2015, and registration opening January 4, 2016. Registration at the
hotel will be tied to conference registration. We are planning to have all
add-ons (trips, meals, etc.) available at the time conference registration
goes live.

Contact information for committee members is available under the
contact tab on the website.

Janette Silverman

--
Janette Silverman, Lead co-chair
36th Annual IAJGS Conference on Jewish Genealogy
Seattle, WA
August 7-12, 2016
janette@...

www.iajgs2016.org


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Researching #galicia

Henryk Gruder <henrygruder@...>
 

I am looking for any information regarding families of:

CZACZKES, HANDWERKER, LOWICZ, GRUDER >from Lvov's area, ZELNIK
from Krakow, DASZEW (ADASZEW / ADASHEV) and LITWAK >from Ukraine.
Henryk Gruder,
Ottawa, Canada


Save the date! IAJGS Seattle Conference August 7-12. 2016 #belarus

Janette Silverman <cochairs@...>
 

Chuck Weinstein, Phyllis Grossman and I, the Co-Chairs of the 36th
annual IAJGS Conference are very excited about being in Seattle in
August 2016. We hope you will join us at the Sheraton Downtown Seattle
for what is going to be a fabulous conference.

Our website is up and running: http://www.iajgs2016.org/ and the
conference theme is "The Wandering Jew". Details about the conference
focus, FAQs and other information can be found on the website. More
details will be available as programming evolves.

Under the News/Blog tab you will find instructions of how to get
blogposts and how to join the conference discussion group. This year's
discussion group is moderated and moderators will read every submission
for suitability.

We are anticipating the call for proposals going out around September 1,
2015, and registration opening January 4, 2016. Registration at the
hotel will be tied to conference registration. We are planning to have
all add-ons (trips, meals, etc.) available at the time conference
registration goes live.

Contact information for committee members is available under the contact
tab on the website.

Janette Silverman

--
Janette Silverman, Lead co-chair
36th Annual IAJGS Conference on Jewish Genealogy
Seattle, WA
August 7-12, 2016
janette@...

www.iajgs2016.org


Belarus SIG #Belarus Save the date! IAJGS Seattle Conference August 7-12. 2016 #belarus

Janette Silverman <cochairs@...>
 

Chuck Weinstein, Phyllis Grossman and I, the Co-Chairs of the 36th
annual IAJGS Conference are very excited about being in Seattle in
August 2016. We hope you will join us at the Sheraton Downtown Seattle
for what is going to be a fabulous conference.

Our website is up and running: http://www.iajgs2016.org/ and the
conference theme is "The Wandering Jew". Details about the conference
focus, FAQs and other information can be found on the website. More
details will be available as programming evolves.

Under the News/Blog tab you will find instructions of how to get
blogposts and how to join the conference discussion group. This year's
discussion group is moderated and moderators will read every submission
for suitability.

We are anticipating the call for proposals going out around September 1,
2015, and registration opening January 4, 2016. Registration at the
hotel will be tied to conference registration. We are planning to have
all add-ons (trips, meals, etc.) available at the time conference
registration goes live.

Contact information for committee members is available under the contact
tab on the website.

Janette Silverman

--
Janette Silverman, Lead co-chair
36th Annual IAJGS Conference on Jewish Genealogy
Seattle, WA
August 7-12, 2016
janette@...

www.iajgs2016.org


Simon (Solomon) Okun and Emanuel Szymanowski #belarus

June Genis
 

I believe I have found the arrival record for my maternal grandfather
who I knew as Simon Okun. The manifest record for the his wife
Rebecca, who came in though Canada later suggests his name was
actually some form of Solomon. The arrival record in New York lists
him as Salman Okin while the departure record >from Hamburg lists him
as Salmen Okin. The arrival data, the ship name, and his age agree
reasonably well with what he listed on his naturalization papers
except that the manifests report that he was >from "Mogilew" while the
other says he was born in Poltava. Other papers do suggest that his
first two children were born in Poltava.

The arrival manifest says that he was going to his cousin Emanuel
Syzmanowski on E. 7th Street. There are two letters that follow that
which might indicate the borough but they look to me like M or NL
which doesn't mean anything to me. I have not been able to find any
records on this cousin. I would like to identify the nature of the
cousinship. I would appreciate hearing >from anyone who knows anything
about Emanuel or Salman/Salmen/Solomon/Simon or has suggestion on
other places to seek information. I have found all the census records
as well as other documents where he is always listed as Simon.

June Genis
Researching GENIS,OKUN,ETTINGER,SUSMAN in the Russian Empire

MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately


Belarus SIG #Belarus Simon (Solomon) Okun and Emanuel Szymanowski #belarus

June Genis
 

I believe I have found the arrival record for my maternal grandfather
who I knew as Simon Okun. The manifest record for the his wife
Rebecca, who came in though Canada later suggests his name was
actually some form of Solomon. The arrival record in New York lists
him as Salman Okin while the departure record >from Hamburg lists him
as Salmen Okin. The arrival data, the ship name, and his age agree
reasonably well with what he listed on his naturalization papers
except that the manifests report that he was >from "Mogilew" while the
other says he was born in Poltava. Other papers do suggest that his
first two children were born in Poltava.

The arrival manifest says that he was going to his cousin Emanuel
Syzmanowski on E. 7th Street. There are two letters that follow that
which might indicate the borough but they look to me like M or NL
which doesn't mean anything to me. I have not been able to find any
records on this cousin. I would like to identify the nature of the
cousinship. I would appreciate hearing >from anyone who knows anything
about Emanuel or Salman/Salmen/Solomon/Simon or has suggestion on
other places to seek information. I have found all the census records
as well as other documents where he is always listed as Simon.

June Genis
Researching GENIS,OKUN,ETTINGER,SUSMAN in the Russian Empire

MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately


Query into a family history #belarus

Kenny Davis <kennydavisjrdot@...>
 

My wife's family has no clue about their family records before the family came
to the U.S. Between 1905 and 1912. Can anyone help? All we know is they came
from Belarus and one son did not make it - was caught up with the army and
killed, according to family stories.

Email me here if you can help: kennydavisjrdot@...

Ken Davis


Belarus SIG #Belarus Query into a family history #belarus

Kenny Davis <kennydavisjrdot@...>
 

My wife's family has no clue about their family records before the family came
to the U.S. Between 1905 and 1912. Can anyone help? All we know is they came
from Belarus and one son did not make it - was caught up with the army and
killed, according to family stories.

Email me here if you can help: kennydavisjrdot@...

Ken Davis


Maps of the Russian Empire 1820s #ukraine

Richard Cooper
 

These are the clearest and most detailed maps of the Russian Empire
that I've seen.
www.jewishgen.org has links to some of them, but not all.
This is the complete set
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Geographic_Atlas_of_the_Russian_Empire,_Kingdom_of_Poland_and_Grand_Duchy_of_Finland_(1820-1827)?uselang=en-gb



Good luck & happy ancestor-spotting!
Richard Cooper (NB: Not related to any COOPERs!)
Midhurst, UK
MILLET, ENGELBERG, BLUMENKEHL, SUSSWEIN, WACKS & PITERZIL >from Tarnow,
Dabrowa Tarnowska and Lezajsk
LEZTER, SALENDER, RINENBERG, EISEN & KRAETTER >from Rzeszow and Kolbuszowa
YAROSHEVSKY, SHAPOCHNIKOW & GRANITUR >from Odessa and Zlatopol/Novomirgorod
LEWINSTEIN >from Berdichev
ADLER, FINKELSTEIN, PARYLLE, WEINTRAUB & ZILZ >from Tarnopol and Trembowla
BORENSTEIN, MATELEVITCH,GODZINSKIJ & ZIMNOWICZ and >from Warsaw and Radun


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Maps of the Russian Empire 1820s #ukraine

Richard Cooper
 

These are the clearest and most detailed maps of the Russian Empire
that I've seen.
www.jewishgen.org has links to some of them, but not all.
This is the complete set
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Geographic_Atlas_of_the_Russian_Empire,_Kingdom_of_Poland_and_Grand_Duchy_of_Finland_(1820-1827)?uselang=en-gb



Good luck & happy ancestor-spotting!
Richard Cooper (NB: Not related to any COOPERs!)
Midhurst, UK
MILLET, ENGELBERG, BLUMENKEHL, SUSSWEIN, WACKS & PITERZIL >from Tarnow,
Dabrowa Tarnowska and Lezajsk
LEZTER, SALENDER, RINENBERG, EISEN & KRAETTER >from Rzeszow and Kolbuszowa
YAROSHEVSKY, SHAPOCHNIKOW & GRANITUR >from Odessa and Zlatopol/Novomirgorod
LEWINSTEIN >from Berdichev
ADLER, FINKELSTEIN, PARYLLE, WEINTRAUB & ZILZ >from Tarnopol and Trembowla
BORENSTEIN, MATELEVITCH,GODZINSKIJ & ZIMNOWICZ and >from Warsaw and Radun


Save the date! IAJGS Seattle Conference August 7-12. 2016 #ukraine

Janette Silverman <cochairs@...>
 

Chuck Weinstein, Phyllis Grossman and I, the Co-Chairs of the 36th
annual IAJGS Conference are very excited about being in Seattle in
August 2016. We hope you will join us at the Sheraton Downtown Seattle
for what is going to be a fabulous conference.

Our website is up and running: http://www.iajgs2016.org/ and the
conference theme is "The Wandering Jew". Details about the conference
focus, FAQs and other information can be found on the website. More
details will be available as programming evolves.

Under the News/Blog tab you will find instructions of how to get
blogposts and how to join the conference discussion group. This year's
discussion group is moderated and moderators will read every submission
for suitability.

We are anticipating the call for proposals going out around September 1,
2015, and registration opening January 4, 2016. Registration at the
hotel will be tied to conference registration. We are planning to have
all add-ons (trips, meals, etc.) available at the time conference
registration goes live.

Contact information for committee members is available under the contact
tab on the website.

Janette Silverman

--
Janette Silverman, Lead co-chair
36th Annual IAJGS Conference on Jewish Genealogy
Seattle, WA
August 7-12, 2016
janette@...

www.iajgs2016.org


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Save the date! IAJGS Seattle Conference August 7-12. 2016 #ukraine

Janette Silverman <cochairs@...>
 

Chuck Weinstein, Phyllis Grossman and I, the Co-Chairs of the 36th
annual IAJGS Conference are very excited about being in Seattle in
August 2016. We hope you will join us at the Sheraton Downtown Seattle
for what is going to be a fabulous conference.

Our website is up and running: http://www.iajgs2016.org/ and the
conference theme is "The Wandering Jew". Details about the conference
focus, FAQs and other information can be found on the website. More
details will be available as programming evolves.

Under the News/Blog tab you will find instructions of how to get
blogposts and how to join the conference discussion group. This year's
discussion group is moderated and moderators will read every submission
for suitability.

We are anticipating the call for proposals going out around September 1,
2015, and registration opening January 4, 2016. Registration at the
hotel will be tied to conference registration. We are planning to have
all add-ons (trips, meals, etc.) available at the time conference
registration goes live.

Contact information for committee members is available under the contact
tab on the website.

Janette Silverman

--
Janette Silverman, Lead co-chair
36th Annual IAJGS Conference on Jewish Genealogy
Seattle, WA
August 7-12, 2016
janette@...

www.iajgs2016.org


Orynin/Ukraine #ukraine

shlomo.ris@...
 

Hello all,

I have just found out that one branch of my family originated >from the
village of Orynin, near Kamenets -Podolsky.

I would appreciate any information regarding jewish life in Orynin.

Regards

Shlomo


Re: Louis Kramer passenger manifest #ukraine

Richard Cooper
 

One correction to my previous e-mail on this, if I may.
My great-uncle Schmuil JAROSZEWSKI came to North America not via
Quebec but via Montreal.
However, his port of departure >from Europe was Antwerp.

Good luck, Gut Shabbos & happy ancestor-spotting!
Richard Cooper (NB: Not related to any COOPERs!)
Midhurst, UK
MILLET, ENGELBERG, BLUMENKEHL, SUSSWEIN, WACKS & PITERZIL >from Tarnow,
Dabrowa Tarnowska and Lezajsk
LEZTER, SALENDER, RINENBERG, EISEN & KRAETTER >from Rzeszow and Kolbuszowa
YAROSHEVSKY, SHAPOCHNIKOW & GRANITUR >from Odessa and Zlatopol/Novomirgorod
LEWINSTEIN >from Berdichev
ADLER, FINKELSTEIN, PARYLLE, WEINTRAUB & ZILZ >from Tarnopol and Trembowla
BORENSTEIN, MATELEVITCH,GODZINSKIJ & ZIMNOWICZ and >from Warsaw and Radun


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Orynin/Ukraine #ukraine

shlomo.ris@...
 

Hello all,

I have just found out that one branch of my family originated >from the
village of Orynin, near Kamenets -Podolsky.

I would appreciate any information regarding jewish life in Orynin.

Regards

Shlomo


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Re:Louis Kramer passenger manifest #ukraine

Richard Cooper
 

One correction to my previous e-mail on this, if I may.
My great-uncle Schmuil JAROSZEWSKI came to North America not via
Quebec but via Montreal.
However, his port of departure >from Europe was Antwerp.

Good luck, Gut Shabbos & happy ancestor-spotting!
Richard Cooper (NB: Not related to any COOPERs!)
Midhurst, UK
MILLET, ENGELBERG, BLUMENKEHL, SUSSWEIN, WACKS & PITERZIL >from Tarnow,
Dabrowa Tarnowska and Lezajsk
LEZTER, SALENDER, RINENBERG, EISEN & KRAETTER >from Rzeszow and Kolbuszowa
YAROSHEVSKY, SHAPOCHNIKOW & GRANITUR >from Odessa and Zlatopol/Novomirgorod
LEWINSTEIN >from Berdichev
ADLER, FINKELSTEIN, PARYLLE, WEINTRAUB & ZILZ >from Tarnopol and Trembowla
BORENSTEIN, MATELEVITCH,GODZINSKIJ & ZIMNOWICZ and >from Warsaw and Radun


Missing passenger lists NYC #ukraine

A. E. Jordan
 

Marilyn Levinson said:

I have found all relevant documents except his passenger manifest.
I have searched ancestry.com, Stephen P. Morse one step pages all
ports of entry and Ellis Island databases.

While I am responding to Marilyn's question this is really a general
response for everyone looking for and not finding passenger lists.

First I would ask where did the date you have come from? Be skeptical
because if it is things like naturalization papers unless there was a
certificate of arrival issued the date can be mistaken. So widen the
search beyond the dates. (After the Federal Government took over
managing naturalizations in 1906 they actually got more thorough on
checking the passenger lists to confirm arrival information and that
when COAs come into use.)

Same with ages. If you are trying to search by an age sometimes it
works best to use the younger children as their ages can be more
accurate than the adults. If you are not finding a family sometimes
search only the first name of the infant or minor child with an age
and approximate arrival year.

Someone already said don't assume their American names are what they
used in the old country. Also even if it is the same name use wildcard
searches because spellings can show up differently on the list not to
mention transcription errors.

As for dates there is a book called Morton Allen that shows the ship's
by dates (it is online) or you can search The New York Times which
reported the arrivals and departures of ships in a shipping column.

On Ancestry if you go to the specific search page for the NY passenger
lists on the right there is a way to navigate by date. Then you do not
need to know the name of the ship but instead you go by New York, year,
month, day and you can see all the ships by name that arrived on a
specific date.

If the Antwerp is correct and it is late 19th or 20th century then it
is usually a ship owned or operated by a firm called Red Star Line.
Shipping was very national in those years so British ships went >from
British ports, Holland-America ships >from the Dutch ports and so on.
So you can narrow the search by researching the ships and figuring out
from what port they sailed.
But consider that people also crossed the Channel >from the continent
first to England on a smaller steamer and then across the UK by train
to one of the major western ports and sailed >from there. That was a
fairly common route for people coming >from certain parts of Europe
to the USA.

In 1897 the facilities at Ellis Island were destroyed by fire and all
the passenger records were destroyed. So anything prior to the fire
is actually a replacement and that's why they are less complete.
Until 1900 passengers were again processed at the Barge Office
(also known as Castle Garden) in Lower Manhattan. Castle Garden
has its own database which you can search on line separately >from
Ellis Island.

Those are some of the basic tricks to searching for arrivals.

Allan Jordan


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Missing passenger lists NYC #ukraine

A. E. Jordan
 

Marilyn Levinson said:

I have found all relevant documents except his passenger manifest.
I have searched ancestry.com, Stephen P. Morse one step pages all
ports of entry and Ellis Island databases.

While I am responding to Marilyn's question this is really a general
response for everyone looking for and not finding passenger lists.

First I would ask where did the date you have come from? Be skeptical
because if it is things like naturalization papers unless there was a
certificate of arrival issued the date can be mistaken. So widen the
search beyond the dates. (After the Federal Government took over
managing naturalizations in 1906 they actually got more thorough on
checking the passenger lists to confirm arrival information and that
when COAs come into use.)

Same with ages. If you are trying to search by an age sometimes it
works best to use the younger children as their ages can be more
accurate than the adults. If you are not finding a family sometimes
search only the first name of the infant or minor child with an age
and approximate arrival year.

Someone already said don't assume their American names are what they
used in the old country. Also even if it is the same name use wildcard
searches because spellings can show up differently on the list not to
mention transcription errors.

As for dates there is a book called Morton Allen that shows the ship's
by dates (it is online) or you can search The New York Times which
reported the arrivals and departures of ships in a shipping column.

On Ancestry if you go to the specific search page for the NY passenger
lists on the right there is a way to navigate by date. Then you do not
need to know the name of the ship but instead you go by New York, year,
month, day and you can see all the ships by name that arrived on a
specific date.

If the Antwerp is correct and it is late 19th or 20th century then it
is usually a ship owned or operated by a firm called Red Star Line.
Shipping was very national in those years so British ships went >from
British ports, Holland-America ships >from the Dutch ports and so on.
So you can narrow the search by researching the ships and figuring out
from what port they sailed.
But consider that people also crossed the Channel >from the continent
first to England on a smaller steamer and then across the UK by train
to one of the major western ports and sailed >from there. That was a
fairly common route for people coming >from certain parts of Europe
to the USA.

In 1897 the facilities at Ellis Island were destroyed by fire and all
the passenger records were destroyed. So anything prior to the fire
is actually a replacement and that's why they are less complete.
Until 1900 passengers were again processed at the Barge Office
(also known as Castle Garden) in Lower Manhattan. Castle Garden
has its own database which you can search on line separately >from
Ellis Island.

Those are some of the basic tricks to searching for arrivals.

Allan Jordan