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Grave & records in Iasi #romania

David & Monique Gordon <dmgordonnj@...>
 

Does anyone know how I can get a photo of a gravestone in Iasi.
It is in the JOWBR, so the location is known.
Also, where can I find pre-1900 civil records (birth, marriage & death)
for the Jewish community of Iasi?

Rav todot & Shalom
researching:
GRODINSKY/GORDON/GRODY=A0 >from Grodno Gubernia (Poland/Belarus)
KAPLINSKY >from Grodno Gubernia (Poland/Belarus)
PARANSKY and HECHT >from Ruzhin, Ukraine
KUTSOVSKY/KATZOWSKY >from Peryaslav, Ukraine
SACHAROV/SACHAROW >from Poltava, Ukraine
COOPER/COOPPER >from Poland
GOLDENBERG/GOLDBERG >from Iasi, Romania
GELTZER >from Iasi Romania
ROSENWASSER and ROSENBERG >from Ukraine
TOLCHINSKY >from Poland and Ukraine
LAYANI/CHICHE/PARTOUCHE/BEN-TATA/CHICHEPORTICHE/AKOUN/SELLEM >from
Algeria


Romania SIG #Romania Grave & records in Iasi #romania

David & Monique Gordon <dmgordonnj@...>
 

Does anyone know how I can get a photo of a gravestone in Iasi.
It is in the JOWBR, so the location is known.
Also, where can I find pre-1900 civil records (birth, marriage & death)
for the Jewish community of Iasi?

Rav todot & Shalom
researching:
GRODINSKY/GORDON/GRODY=A0 >from Grodno Gubernia (Poland/Belarus)
KAPLINSKY >from Grodno Gubernia (Poland/Belarus)
PARANSKY and HECHT >from Ruzhin, Ukraine
KUTSOVSKY/KATZOWSKY >from Peryaslav, Ukraine
SACHAROV/SACHAROW >from Poltava, Ukraine
COOPER/COOPPER >from Poland
GOLDENBERG/GOLDBERG >from Iasi, Romania
GELTZER >from Iasi Romania
ROSENWASSER and ROSENBERG >from Ukraine
TOLCHINSKY >from Poland and Ukraine
LAYANI/CHICHE/PARTOUCHE/BEN-TATA/CHICHEPORTICHE/AKOUN/SELLEM >from
Algeria


Vaslui archive records #romania

Omri Shareth <yoshiyahooo@...>
 

Dear friends,


In the past I have applied to the Vaslui archive and asked if they had
records of my family. I was happy when they gave me a long list of
records, but the price was too high, and I didn't order any of them.
Now I'm thinking of ordering some of the records, but I can't find the
email address of the archive anywhere. Does anyone know where can I
find their email? Also, what should be the price for ordering records
there, and what is the cheapest way of obtaining them?


With thanks,

Omri Shareth
Jerusalem

Searching for:
ZILBERMAN - Vaslui
REIDLER - Husi
CROITORU, LEIBA, VEXLER - Husi
ROSENBERG - Piatra Neamt, Targu Neamt, Iasi, Bucarest


Romania SIG #Romania Vaslui archive records #romania

Omri Shareth <yoshiyahooo@...>
 

Dear friends,


In the past I have applied to the Vaslui archive and asked if they had
records of my family. I was happy when they gave me a long list of
records, but the price was too high, and I didn't order any of them.
Now I'm thinking of ordering some of the records, but I can't find the
email address of the archive anywhere. Does anyone know where can I
find their email? Also, what should be the price for ordering records
there, and what is the cheapest way of obtaining them?


With thanks,

Omri Shareth
Jerusalem

Searching for:
ZILBERMAN - Vaslui
REIDLER - Husi
CROITORU, LEIBA, VEXLER - Husi
ROSENBERG - Piatra Neamt, Targu Neamt, Iasi, Bucarest


Maramaros Research Program #hungary

Vivian Kahn
 

If you happen to be in Sighet, Romania, on Monday, come to the presentation t=
hat Sandy Malek, Rony Golan and I are doing on researching Jewish families f=
rom Maramaros. Session is at 10:45 am and is part of a program being presented in
Sighet City Hall Conference Room.

Vivian Kahn=20

Sent >from my iPhone=


Hungary SIG #Hungary Maramaros Research Program #hungary

Vivian Kahn
 

If you happen to be in Sighet, Romania, on Monday, come to the presentation t=
hat Sandy Malek, Rony Golan and I are doing on researching Jewish families f=
rom Maramaros. Session is at 10:45 am and is part of a program being presented in
Sighet City Hall Conference Room.

Vivian Kahn=20

Sent >from my iPhone=


Re: Kiliya Cemetery project and other Bessarabia/Moldova Cemetery projects #bessarabia

Max Heffler
 

I completed the HTML for the Kiliya Cemetery on JOWBR about a week ago so it
is live.

-----Original Message-----
From: Bessarabia SIG [mailto:bessarabia@lyris.jewishgen.org]
Sent: Wednesday, May 13, 2015 7:55 PM
To: Bessarabia SIG
Subject: Kiliya Cemetery project and other Bessarabia/Moldova Cemetery
projects

Hi everybody,

I want to let you know that the Kiliya (now Ukraine) cemetery project was
completed, and we have sent to JOWBR 314 records with 295 photos. Thanks a
lot to the Project Leader Ariel Parkansky who did a lot with his group of
translators.
The records will be available for everyone's use in the summer of this
year. Also 241 photos for Unknown graves are now displayed at Bessarabia SIG
website. Go to Jewish Cemeteries section. There are might be a few
writings which some of you could decipher. If so, please send information
to Ariel Parkansky (ariel_parkansky@yahoo.com ).

Here is what is going on with other projects:

Izmail (now in Ukraine) - photographed and indexed - waiting for "second"
reading to complete.

Tiraspol (Dalnee) (former Kherson gubernia). Project Leader: Inna Vayner -
trying to retake a number of photos, but that might be hard to do.

Brichani Cemetery, I am coordinating the project. All "Russian"
inscriptions are translated, and about 25% of Hebrew are done. If anyone
could help with Hebrew, it will speed up the project.

Rybnitsa (New) cemetery. Photographing is done, first reading is done.
Waiting for the "second" reading.

Rybnitsa (Old) cemetery, the photographing is in progress.

Lipkani Cemetery - work is onhold... need a project leader/coordinator with
Hebrew, and a number of Hebrew translators

Kishinev Main Jewish Cemetery. Project Leader -Terry Lasky! We started to
receive photos of the graves. Probably we will receive more in late fall.

Rezina - two Jewish Cemeteries - the photographing is going to start in May,
2015

Leovo, we have a Project Leader Gary Khusidman, who is now working on a
number of other cemeteries. Need to collect initial donations to get an
agreement with the photographer. Please make your donation and who promised
donations please make them to Bessarabia/Moldova Cemetery Project.

Markuleshty cemetery. We received initial donations and hopefully will
start project in the fall of this year.

Grigoriopol Cemetery (former Kherson guberbia). Also received initial
donations and will start project soon.

Kamenka Cemetery (former Podol gubernia)

Several smaller cemeteries around Kishinev: Yaloveny, Lapushna, Nisporeny,
Strasheni (with 50-200 graves will be photographed this year).

I also want to ask you to make donations for the existing projects. We need
to index and photograph ALL 70 cemeteries in Bessarabia / Moldova! We can
only do it with your help.
You can see the list of Project you can donate to at Bessarabia SIG /
Donate. Many small cemeteries are included into Bessarabia/Moldova Cemetery
project. For $100 or more you will receive the whole list of people buried
in that cemetery, and also any photos (might be several) we have for a
particular grave.

If you want to sponsor any other Jewish Cemeteries in Bessarabia (there are
total of 70+ cemeteries), please let me know.

All the best,
Yefim Kogan
Bessarabia SIG Coordinator
Researching KOGAN, SPIVAK, KHAYMOVICH, SRULEVICH, LEVIT in Kaushany,
Bendery, Tarutino, Akkerman, Kiliya - all in Bessarabia, KHAIMOVICH in
Galatz, Romania, KOGAN in Dubossary, Moldova, SRULEVICH in Shanghai, China



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Bessarabia SIG #Bessarabia RE: Kiliya Cemetery project and other Bessarabia/Moldova Cemetery projects #bessarabia

Max Heffler
 

I completed the HTML for the Kiliya Cemetery on JOWBR about a week ago so it
is live.

-----Original Message-----
From: Bessarabia SIG [mailto:bessarabia@lyris.jewishgen.org]
Sent: Wednesday, May 13, 2015 7:55 PM
To: Bessarabia SIG
Subject: Kiliya Cemetery project and other Bessarabia/Moldova Cemetery
projects

Hi everybody,

I want to let you know that the Kiliya (now Ukraine) cemetery project was
completed, and we have sent to JOWBR 314 records with 295 photos. Thanks a
lot to the Project Leader Ariel Parkansky who did a lot with his group of
translators.
The records will be available for everyone's use in the summer of this
year. Also 241 photos for Unknown graves are now displayed at Bessarabia SIG
website. Go to Jewish Cemeteries section. There are might be a few
writings which some of you could decipher. If so, please send information
to Ariel Parkansky (ariel_parkansky@yahoo.com ).

Here is what is going on with other projects:

Izmail (now in Ukraine) - photographed and indexed - waiting for "second"
reading to complete.

Tiraspol (Dalnee) (former Kherson gubernia). Project Leader: Inna Vayner -
trying to retake a number of photos, but that might be hard to do.

Brichani Cemetery, I am coordinating the project. All "Russian"
inscriptions are translated, and about 25% of Hebrew are done. If anyone
could help with Hebrew, it will speed up the project.

Rybnitsa (New) cemetery. Photographing is done, first reading is done.
Waiting for the "second" reading.

Rybnitsa (Old) cemetery, the photographing is in progress.

Lipkani Cemetery - work is onhold... need a project leader/coordinator with
Hebrew, and a number of Hebrew translators

Kishinev Main Jewish Cemetery. Project Leader -Terry Lasky! We started to
receive photos of the graves. Probably we will receive more in late fall.

Rezina - two Jewish Cemeteries - the photographing is going to start in May,
2015

Leovo, we have a Project Leader Gary Khusidman, who is now working on a
number of other cemeteries. Need to collect initial donations to get an
agreement with the photographer. Please make your donation and who promised
donations please make them to Bessarabia/Moldova Cemetery Project.

Markuleshty cemetery. We received initial donations and hopefully will
start project in the fall of this year.

Grigoriopol Cemetery (former Kherson guberbia). Also received initial
donations and will start project soon.

Kamenka Cemetery (former Podol gubernia)

Several smaller cemeteries around Kishinev: Yaloveny, Lapushna, Nisporeny,
Strasheni (with 50-200 graves will be photographed this year).

I also want to ask you to make donations for the existing projects. We need
to index and photograph ALL 70 cemeteries in Bessarabia / Moldova! We can
only do it with your help.
You can see the list of Project you can donate to at Bessarabia SIG /
Donate. Many small cemeteries are included into Bessarabia/Moldova Cemetery
project. For $100 or more you will receive the whole list of people buried
in that cemetery, and also any photos (might be several) we have for a
particular grave.

If you want to sponsor any other Jewish Cemeteries in Bessarabia (there are
total of 70+ cemeteries), please let me know.

All the best,
Yefim Kogan
Bessarabia SIG Coordinator
Researching KOGAN, SPIVAK, KHAYMOVICH, SRULEVICH, LEVIT in Kaushany,
Bendery, Tarutino, Akkerman, Kiliya - all in Bessarabia, KHAIMOVICH in
Galatz, Romania, KOGAN in Dubossary, Moldova, SRULEVICH in Shanghai, China



Address your forum messages to <bessarabia@lyris.jewishgen.org>
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Help your friends discover their past - print out the flier located at
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen/Press/JG_Flyer.pdf
and distribute it in your local synagogue, JCC, restaurant or wherever
people may benefit >from it.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Watch JewishGen's video - click here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nASSn4rDXh4

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
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to the JewishGen Bessarabia SIG Fund
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Gravestone inscription: "Mo." a rabbinical reference? #rabbinic

Charles Coppel
 

I have recently discovered that the gravestone in the Deane Road
cemetery in Liverpool (England) of my grandfather's great-grandfather
Sloman BERRICK gives his Hebrew name as "Shlomo ben Mo. Dov Berish".
I have been informed that "Mo." is an abbreviation of "Morein HaRav"
indicating that Sloman's father was a rabbi. Is this correct? I would
be grateful for confirmation of this.
The BERRICK family (Sloman, his wife Hannah, and their daughter
Paulina) migrated >from somewhere in Poland to Liverpool in the 1820s.
Looking forward to hearing >from you.
Charles Coppel (Melbourne, Australia)


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Gravestone inscription: "Mo." a rabbinical reference? #rabbinic

Charles Coppel
 

I have recently discovered that the gravestone in the Deane Road
cemetery in Liverpool (England) of my grandfather's great-grandfather
Sloman BERRICK gives his Hebrew name as "Shlomo ben Mo. Dov Berish".
I have been informed that "Mo." is an abbreviation of "Morein HaRav"
indicating that Sloman's father was a rabbi. Is this correct? I would
be grateful for confirmation of this.
The BERRICK family (Sloman, his wife Hannah, and their daughter
Paulina) migrated >from somewhere in Poland to Liverpool in the 1820s.
Looking forward to hearing >from you.
Charles Coppel (Melbourne, Australia)


JewishGen.org virtual heritage tour of Europe #latvia

Ann Rabinowitz
 

Just a reminder that you can go on a 14-day Virtual Heritage Tour of
Europe with Eli Rabinowitz on JewishGen.org's Facebook page starting
on Sunday, May 17, 2015 through Saturday, May 30, 2015.

To participate in this unique virtual travel experience, go to the
site and click on "Like" or "Going". You will be given day-by-day
updates as Eli travels to each shtetl.

The following are the shtetls which will be visited: Warsaw, Vilnius,
Utena, Daugavpils, Rokiskis, Kupiskis, Birzai, Bauska, Rundale,
Salaspils, Riga, Siauliai, Plunge, Rietavas, Kelme, Kedainiai, Seduva,
Kaunas, Marijampole, Kalvarija and Alytus.

So, fellow JewishGenners, get ready to travel light and enjoy the
itinerary to find your roots >from the comfort of your easy chair!!!
Get a good night's sleep as tomorrow you'll be in Warsaw.

Bon Voyage,

Ann Rabinowitz
annrab@bellsouth.net


Latvia SIG #Latvia JewishGen.org virtual heritage tour of Europe #latvia

Ann Rabinowitz
 

Just a reminder that you can go on a 14-day Virtual Heritage Tour of
Europe with Eli Rabinowitz on JewishGen.org's Facebook page starting
on Sunday, May 17, 2015 through Saturday, May 30, 2015.

To participate in this unique virtual travel experience, go to the
site and click on "Like" or "Going". You will be given day-by-day
updates as Eli travels to each shtetl.

The following are the shtetls which will be visited: Warsaw, Vilnius,
Utena, Daugavpils, Rokiskis, Kupiskis, Birzai, Bauska, Rundale,
Salaspils, Riga, Siauliai, Plunge, Rietavas, Kelme, Kedainiai, Seduva,
Kaunas, Marijampole, Kalvarija and Alytus.

So, fellow JewishGenners, get ready to travel light and enjoy the
itinerary to find your roots >from the comfort of your easy chair!!!
Get a good night's sleep as tomorrow you'll be in Warsaw.

Bon Voyage,

Ann Rabinowitz
annrab@bellsouth.net


JEWISHGEN.ORG VIRTUAL HERITAGE TOUR OF EUROPE #lithuania

Ann Rabinowitz
 

Just a reminder that you can go on a 14-day Virtual Heritage Tour
of Europe with Eli Rabinowitz on JewishGen.org's Facebook page
starting on Sunday, May 17, 2015 through Saturday, May 30, 2015.

To participate in this unique virtual travel experience, go to
the site and click on LIKE or GOING. You will be given day-by-day
updates as Eli travels to each shtetl.

The following are the shtetls which will be visited: Warsaw, Vilnius,
Utena, Daugavpils, Rokiskis, Kupiskis, Birzai, Bauska, Rundale,
Salaspils, Riga, Siauliai, Plunge, Rietavas, Kelme, Kedainiai,
Seduva, Kaunas, Marijampole, Kalvarija and Alytus.

So, get ready to travel light and enjoy the itinerary to find your
roots >from the comfort of your easy chair!!! Get a good night's
sleep as tomorrow you'll be in Warsaw.

Bon Voyage,

Ann Rabinowitz
annrab@bellsouth.net


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania JEWISHGEN.ORG VIRTUAL HERITAGE TOUR OF EUROPE #lithuania

Ann Rabinowitz
 

Just a reminder that you can go on a 14-day Virtual Heritage Tour
of Europe with Eli Rabinowitz on JewishGen.org's Facebook page
starting on Sunday, May 17, 2015 through Saturday, May 30, 2015.

To participate in this unique virtual travel experience, go to
the site and click on LIKE or GOING. You will be given day-by-day
updates as Eli travels to each shtetl.

The following are the shtetls which will be visited: Warsaw, Vilnius,
Utena, Daugavpils, Rokiskis, Kupiskis, Birzai, Bauska, Rundale,
Salaspils, Riga, Siauliai, Plunge, Rietavas, Kelme, Kedainiai,
Seduva, Kaunas, Marijampole, Kalvarija and Alytus.

So, get ready to travel light and enjoy the itinerary to find your
roots >from the comfort of your easy chair!!! Get a good night's
sleep as tomorrow you'll be in Warsaw.

Bon Voyage,

Ann Rabinowitz
annrab@bellsouth.net


How do I find where in Russia my grandfather was killed? #general

Apollo Israel <apollo@...>
 

My paternal grandfather was a Polish Jew who escaped to Russia during World
War II, where in mid-1941 he apparently volunteered to fight with the Red
Army against the Germans and, according to the family story, was killed in
one of the first battles. My father was only a young boy of five or six at
the time and simply never knew anything much about his father. (My father,
who himself passed away years ago, also lost his mother at a young age, so
there really was no one to ask.)

I have been trying unsuccessfully for years to find out anything I can about
my grandfather's time in Russia and in particular exactly where and when he
was killed. I have searched every relevant website that I have been able to
find -- in some cases quite agonizingly, using virtual keyboards and online
translations, because they are only searchable in Russian, which is not a
language I speak -- but have found nothing. (Some the sites I searched are
listed below for anyone else who might be interested.) I am told that if I
write to the Russian Defense Ministry to ask for information, I need to know
his rank/unit/place of service, none of which I know. I do not even know if
he actually fought as a soldier, or was in some kind of support role, such
as a driver.

My grandfather's name was Abram Itzhak BULWAR, born in Lodz Feb. 18, 1900,
son of Szmul Aron and Estera Hinda. He may have done military service in
Poland as a young man as it was compulsory, but I don't know and am trying
to research that now. By trade he was a tailor, who was 41 years old in
1941.

I would welcome any assistance or tips on how to find out something,
anything, about my grandfather's misadventures and death in Russia.

Thanking you,
Miriam Bulwar David-Hay,
Raanana, Israel.

Sites I have searched: I have of course scoured JewishGen, JRI-Poland, Yad
Vashem, the U.S. Holocaust Museum, Fold3, Ancestry and FamilySearch. In
addition, some other websites I have searched include:

OBD, the Russian Defense Ministry site, which lists over a million fallen
Red Army soldiers:
http://www.obd-memorial.ru/html/index.html

Alexander Zaslavsky's Book of Electronic Memory, which lists more than
100,000 fallen Jewish Red Army soldiers:
http://jmemory.org/

Benjamin Meirchak's partial list of Jewish military casualties in WWII:
http://www.zchor.org/meirtchak/volume5.htm

The Pobediteli website, which provides a multimedia history of the Eastern
Front and lists over a million surviving (in 2005) WWII Red Army veterans:
http://english.pobediteli.ru/

The Israeli Museum of the Jewish Soldier in World War II, which lists
soldiers and partisans who fought for the Allies:
http://www.jwmww2.org/show_item.asp?levelId=65021

The Martyrology list of Jewish soldiers killed in the Siege of Leningrad:
http://nameandglory.spb.ru/

The Kresy Siberia Virtual Museum, which lists people deported or persecuted
in the pre-war eastern borderlands of Poland, but also contains complete
listings of Polish military unit personnel:
http://kresy-siberia.org/won/?page_id=3&;lang=en

The Toldot website listing people buried in Jewish cemeteries in Russia:
http://toldot.ru/urava/cemetery/?show_result=1&;country=165&city=%D0%90%D1%80
%D0%B7%D0%B0%D0%BC%D0%B0%D1%81&cemetery=2

And assorted lists and partial lists >from Marilyn Robinson's JewishGem blog:
http://yourjewishgem.blogspot.co.il/


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen How do I find where in Russia my grandfather was killed? #general

Apollo Israel <apollo@...>
 

My paternal grandfather was a Polish Jew who escaped to Russia during World
War II, where in mid-1941 he apparently volunteered to fight with the Red
Army against the Germans and, according to the family story, was killed in
one of the first battles. My father was only a young boy of five or six at
the time and simply never knew anything much about his father. (My father,
who himself passed away years ago, also lost his mother at a young age, so
there really was no one to ask.)

I have been trying unsuccessfully for years to find out anything I can about
my grandfather's time in Russia and in particular exactly where and when he
was killed. I have searched every relevant website that I have been able to
find -- in some cases quite agonizingly, using virtual keyboards and online
translations, because they are only searchable in Russian, which is not a
language I speak -- but have found nothing. (Some the sites I searched are
listed below for anyone else who might be interested.) I am told that if I
write to the Russian Defense Ministry to ask for information, I need to know
his rank/unit/place of service, none of which I know. I do not even know if
he actually fought as a soldier, or was in some kind of support role, such
as a driver.

My grandfather's name was Abram Itzhak BULWAR, born in Lodz Feb. 18, 1900,
son of Szmul Aron and Estera Hinda. He may have done military service in
Poland as a young man as it was compulsory, but I don't know and am trying
to research that now. By trade he was a tailor, who was 41 years old in
1941.

I would welcome any assistance or tips on how to find out something,
anything, about my grandfather's misadventures and death in Russia.

Thanking you,
Miriam Bulwar David-Hay,
Raanana, Israel.

Sites I have searched: I have of course scoured JewishGen, JRI-Poland, Yad
Vashem, the U.S. Holocaust Museum, Fold3, Ancestry and FamilySearch. In
addition, some other websites I have searched include:

OBD, the Russian Defense Ministry site, which lists over a million fallen
Red Army soldiers:
http://www.obd-memorial.ru/html/index.html

Alexander Zaslavsky's Book of Electronic Memory, which lists more than
100,000 fallen Jewish Red Army soldiers:
http://jmemory.org/

Benjamin Meirchak's partial list of Jewish military casualties in WWII:
http://www.zchor.org/meirtchak/volume5.htm

The Pobediteli website, which provides a multimedia history of the Eastern
Front and lists over a million surviving (in 2005) WWII Red Army veterans:
http://english.pobediteli.ru/

The Israeli Museum of the Jewish Soldier in World War II, which lists
soldiers and partisans who fought for the Allies:
http://www.jwmww2.org/show_item.asp?levelId=65021

The Martyrology list of Jewish soldiers killed in the Siege of Leningrad:
http://nameandglory.spb.ru/

The Kresy Siberia Virtual Museum, which lists people deported or persecuted
in the pre-war eastern borderlands of Poland, but also contains complete
listings of Polish military unit personnel:
http://kresy-siberia.org/won/?page_id=3&;lang=en

The Toldot website listing people buried in Jewish cemeteries in Russia:
http://toldot.ru/urava/cemetery/?show_result=1&;country=165&city=%D0%90%D1%80
%D0%B7%D0%B0%D0%BC%D0%B0%D1%81&cemetery=2

And assorted lists and partial lists >from Marilyn Robinson's JewishGem blog:
http://yourjewishgem.blogspot.co.il/


How do I obtain old conscription records from Poland? #general

Apollo Israel <apollo@...>
 

Has anyone out there had any success in obtaining old military conscription
records >from the Polish State Archives, especially the Lodz branch?

I learned, >from a Lodz Book of Residents entry, that my great-grandfather
did compulsory military service >from 1898, when he was 21, until 1903. I
know that the Lodz PSA holds the military records for that period (and for
later ones too), but when I wrote to the archives to ask if I could order
the record, they responded that they couldn't search the old military books
and couldn't fulfill such requests.

As well as obtaining my great-grandfather's record, I'm also interested in
discovering whether either of my two grandfathers was conscripted. Both were
from Lodz. One grandfather was 21 in 1921, and the other was 21 in 1932.
If someone has managed to obtain such records, I'd welcome any tips on how
to succeed. Your assistance would be much appreciated.

Miriam Bulwar David-Hay,
Raanana, Israel.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen How do I obtain old conscription records from Poland? #general

Apollo Israel <apollo@...>
 

Has anyone out there had any success in obtaining old military conscription
records >from the Polish State Archives, especially the Lodz branch?

I learned, >from a Lodz Book of Residents entry, that my great-grandfather
did compulsory military service >from 1898, when he was 21, until 1903. I
know that the Lodz PSA holds the military records for that period (and for
later ones too), but when I wrote to the archives to ask if I could order
the record, they responded that they couldn't search the old military books
and couldn't fulfill such requests.

As well as obtaining my great-grandfather's record, I'm also interested in
discovering whether either of my two grandfathers was conscripted. Both were
from Lodz. One grandfather was 21 in 1921, and the other was 21 in 1932.
If someone has managed to obtain such records, I'd welcome any tips on how
to succeed. Your assistance would be much appreciated.

Miriam Bulwar David-Hay,
Raanana, Israel.


JewishGen Virtual Heritage Tour of Europe #general

Ann Rabinowitz
 

Just a reminder that you can go on a 14-day Virtual Heritage Tour of Europe
with Eli Rabinowitz on JewishGen.org's Facebook page starting on
Sunday, May 17, 2015 through Saturday, May 30, 2015.

To participate in this unique virtual travel experience, go to the site
and click on LIKE or GOING. You will be given day-by-day updates as Eli
travels to each shtetl.

The following are the shtetls which will be visited: Warsaw, Vilnius,
Utena, Daugavpils, Rokiskis, Kupiskis, Birzai, Bauska, Rundale, Salaspils,
Riga, Siauliai, Plunge, Rietavas, Kelme, Kedainiai, Seduva, Kaunas,
Marijampole, Kalvarija and Alytus.

So, fellow JewishGenners, get ready to travel light and enjoy the
itinerary to find your roots >from the comfort of your easy chair!!!
Get a good night's sleep as tomorrow you'll be in Warsaw.

Bon Voyage,

Ann Rabinowitz
annrab@bellsouth.net


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JewishGen Virtual Heritage Tour of Europe #general

Ann Rabinowitz
 

Just a reminder that you can go on a 14-day Virtual Heritage Tour of Europe
with Eli Rabinowitz on JewishGen.org's Facebook page starting on
Sunday, May 17, 2015 through Saturday, May 30, 2015.

To participate in this unique virtual travel experience, go to the site
and click on LIKE or GOING. You will be given day-by-day updates as Eli
travels to each shtetl.

The following are the shtetls which will be visited: Warsaw, Vilnius,
Utena, Daugavpils, Rokiskis, Kupiskis, Birzai, Bauska, Rundale, Salaspils,
Riga, Siauliai, Plunge, Rietavas, Kelme, Kedainiai, Seduva, Kaunas,
Marijampole, Kalvarija and Alytus.

So, fellow JewishGenners, get ready to travel light and enjoy the
itinerary to find your roots >from the comfort of your easy chair!!!
Get a good night's sleep as tomorrow you'll be in Warsaw.

Bon Voyage,

Ann Rabinowitz
annrab@bellsouth.net

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