Date   

Lodz Archives #lodz #poland

kdspiro@...
 

I am ordering 3 scanned records >from the Lodz State Archive. They ask
for payment by wire transfer which costs $25. where I bank. That's a
hefty sum for an 18 zl. or $6 USD bill. I presume in person, they
would take cash so I am wondering if anyone has been successful
sending zlotys by mail for payment.

Kathy Spiro
Smithers, BC Canada

SPIRO/SPIRA/SZPIRA/SZPIRO/ SZAPIRO Kielce, Lodz, Slomniki, Konskie Checiny
RAFELOWICZ Kielce, Checiny
HECHT MOSCOVICZ EISNER Darabani, Dorohoi, Botosani Rumania
GOLDENSTEIN, GOLDNER Kishinev


Lodz Area Research Group #Lodz #Poland Lodz Archives #lodz #poland

kdspiro@...
 

I am ordering 3 scanned records >from the Lodz State Archive. They ask
for payment by wire transfer which costs $25. where I bank. That's a
hefty sum for an 18 zl. or $6 USD bill. I presume in person, they
would take cash so I am wondering if anyone has been successful
sending zlotys by mail for payment.

Kathy Spiro
Smithers, BC Canada

SPIRO/SPIRA/SZPIRA/SZPIRO/ SZAPIRO Kielce, Lodz, Slomniki, Konskie Checiny
RAFELOWICZ Kielce, Checiny
HECHT MOSCOVICZ EISNER Darabani, Dorohoi, Botosani Rumania
GOLDENSTEIN, GOLDNER Kishinev


Places in Lithuania? #lithuania

Steve Adelson <sjadelson@...>
 

Ancestry.com has recently put online Texas state naturalization records, and
there's a few new leads for me to follow. Can someone help confirm the
following "Russian" towns (which should all be Lithuania)?

Warson Veivirzenai?
Novoaleksandrovsk Zarasai?
Naistat No idea???

Thanks for any help you can provide,
Steve Adelson


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Places in Lithuania? #lithuania

Steve Adelson <sjadelson@...>
 

Ancestry.com has recently put online Texas state naturalization records, and
there's a few new leads for me to follow. Can someone help confirm the
following "Russian" towns (which should all be Lithuania)?

Warson Veivirzenai?
Novoaleksandrovsk Zarasai?
Naistat No idea???

Thanks for any help you can provide,
Steve Adelson


Simon Alperovich z"l #lithuania

Eden Joachim <esjoachim@...>
 

LitvakSIG records with deep sorrow the death of Simon Alperovich (Simonas
Alperavicius) on March 27, 2014 in Lithuania at the age of 87 years.

Dr. Alperovich was the Chairman of the Lithuanian Jewish Community from
1992-2013. He was born in Vilnius in 1928.

The funeral was held on March 28, with burial in the Vilnius Jewish
Cemetery.

We extend our condolences to his family as well as to the entire Litvak
family throughout the world.

Eden Joachim
President, LitvakSIG


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Simon Alperovich z"l #lithuania

Eden Joachim <esjoachim@...>
 

LitvakSIG records with deep sorrow the death of Simon Alperovich (Simonas
Alperavicius) on March 27, 2014 in Lithuania at the age of 87 years.

Dr. Alperovich was the Chairman of the Lithuanian Jewish Community from
1992-2013. He was born in Vilnius in 1928.

The funeral was held on March 28, with burial in the Vilnius Jewish
Cemetery.

We extend our condolences to his family as well as to the entire Litvak
family throughout the world.

Eden Joachim
President, LitvakSIG


Re: Zhitomir Yeshiva Archive #ukraine

David Goldman
 

I just received a brief reply to my original email I wrote to the Zhitomir
archive in Russian with reference to my great-great-grandfather Naftali
Binder. I had asked for information on the Zhitomir Seminary that might have
been in Fond. 396 and File 802. Given what is going on in Ukraine I am
surprised that I got a reply at all.

The brief reply is in Ukrainian, and simply says "To locate documents it is
necessary to contact the State Archive of the Zhitomir Oblast by mail to:
2/20 Okhrimova Gora St., Zhitomir 10003.
(Using Russian format for addresses: Ukraine, 10003 City of Zhitomir, Street
Okhrimova Gora 2/20.

David Goldman


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Re: Zhitomir Yeshiva Archive #ukraine

David Goldman
 

I just received a brief reply to my original email I wrote to the Zhitomir
archive in Russian with reference to my great-great-grandfather Naftali
Binder. I had asked for information on the Zhitomir Seminary that might have
been in Fond. 396 and File 802. Given what is going on in Ukraine I am
surprised that I got a reply at all.

The brief reply is in Ukrainian, and simply says "To locate documents it is
necessary to contact the State Archive of the Zhitomir Oblast by mail to:
2/20 Okhrimova Gora St., Zhitomir 10003.
(Using Russian format for addresses: Ukraine, 10003 City of Zhitomir, Street
Okhrimova Gora 2/20.

David Goldman


Briceni Cemetery #bessarabia

Jonathan Katz
 

Howdy!

I saw some amazing translations of graves at the Briceni Cemetery. I
was wondering if any more headstones have been found/translated?

I believe some of my ancestry comes >from there; the only link we have
are oral stories of Bessarabia and the link to Briceni comes >from what
was on some WWI and WWII draft cards >from my ancestors who had to list
their birthplace.

According to family lore, my great-great grandfather Chiam Katz lived
in Briceni in the second-half of the 1800s. He had two wives there,
both passed away and were buried in the old country. If I had full
cemetery records I could compare the names of his wives to the records
and we could really confirm that my ancestry was >from Briceni. They
passed away sometime between 1890 and 1910.

Any info you can share would be fantastic.

Thank you!

Jon
Jonathan Katz
Indianapolis, IN.


Yizkor Book Project, March 2014 #bessarabia

Lance Ackerfeld <lance.ackerfeld@...>
 

Shalom,

The Children of Israel ran out of time before their flight >from Egypt and we
at the Yizkor Book Project ran out of time trying to carry out all that we
planned during March. Strange comparison? True, but I did want to let you
know that we haven't been idle over the last month and also wanted to bring
up the subject of Pesach/Passover... So, I would like to take this
opportunity to wish all of you and your families an extremely enjoyable
Pesach holiday.

So what did we actually do during March? I'm pleased to let you know that
three new books were published during this last month through our Yizkor
Books in Print (YBIP) Project:

- Drahichyn, Belarus (Drohitchin Memorial (Yizkor) Book 500 years of Jewish
Life)
- Korczyna, Poland (Korczyna Memorial Book)
- Horodenka, Ukraine (Yizkor (Memorial) Book of Horodenka, Ukraine)

In addition, I have excellent news regarding the availability of new formats
for existing books. Apart >from a usual hard cover format, we have now added
a soft cover and e-book format for one of our existing books:

- Yampol, Ukraine (Yampol Memorial Book) and details of these new formats
and prices can be seen at http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/ybip.html as well
as information on the other books we now have available.

Clearly, if these formats prove popular, we will consider preparing other
books these ways.

I do try, as much as possible, to regularly thank the hundreds of
volunteers who help us out in various aspects of the Yizkor Book and are
behind its success. We have an online list of more than 500 volunteers at:
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ and in this minor way we have endeavored to
let the world know of the important contributions of these wonderful people.
You would like to contribute? My "door" is always open to anyone wishing to
take some part in the YB Project.

Now to facts and figures for March.

During this last month we have added in 5 new projects:

- Latvia (The Jews in Latvia)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/latvia1/latvia1.html

- Michow, Poland (Memorial book to the martyrs of Michow who perished in the
Holocaust) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Michow/Michow.html

- Olkusz, Poland (Olkusz; memorial book to a community that was exterminated
during the Holocaust) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Olkusz/Olkusz.html

- Ostrowiec Swietokrzyski, Poland (Ostrovtse; dedicated to the memory of
Ostrovtse, Apt...)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ostrowiec1/ostrowiec1.html

- Wolomin, Poland (Volomin; a memorial to the Jewish community of Volomin)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/wolomin/wolomin.html

Added in a new entry:

- Brok, Poland (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Poland, volume IV)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_poland/pol4_00151.html

We have continued to update 23 of our existing projects:

- Bilhorod-Dnistrovs'kyy (Akkerman), Ukraine (Akkerman and the Towns of its
District; Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Akkerman/Akkerman.html

- Borsa, Romania (Memorial book of Borsha, or: The beloved village by the
foot of the Carpathians) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/borsa/borsa.html

- Cigand, Hungary (About the Jews of Cigand)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/cigand/cigand.html

- Czestochowa, Poland (Resurrection and Destruction in Ghetto Czestochowa)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Czestochowa4/Czestochowa4.html

- Dzyatlava, Belarus (A memorial to the Jewish community of Zetel)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Dzyatlava/Dzyatlava.html

- Goniadz, Poland (Our hometown Goniondz)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/goniadz/goniadz.html

- Grajewo, Poland (Grayewo Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Grajewo/Grajewo.html

- Indura, Belarus (Amdur, my hometown)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/indura/indura.html

- Kaluszyn, Poland (The Memorial Book of Kaluszyn)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/kaluszyn/kaluszyn_fr.html [French]

- Klobuck, Poland (The Book of Klobucko; in memory of a martyred community
which was destroyed) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/klobuck/klobuck.html

- Kremenets, Ukraine (Memorial Book of Kremenets, Vyshgorodok, and Pochayiv)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/kremenets3/kremenets3.html

- Latvia (Latvian Jewry) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/latvia/latvia.html

- Radom, Poland (The book of Radom; the story of a Jewish community in
Poland destroyed by the Nazis)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/radom/radom.html

- Sosnove (Ludvipol), Ukraine (Ludvipol (Wolyn); in memory of the Jewish
community) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Ludvipol/Ludvipol.html

- Stowbtsy, Belarus (Memorial volume of Steibtz-Swerznie and the neighboring
villages Rubezhevitz, Derevna, Nalibok)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Stowbtsy/Stowbtsy.html

- Svencionys, Lithuania (Svintzian region: memorial book of 23 communities)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/svencionys/svencionys.html

- Tlumach, Ukraine (Memorial book of Tlumacz)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/tlumacz/tlumacz.html

- Valkininkai, Lithuania (Olkeniki: a Town that Existed)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Valkininkai1/Valkininkai1.html

- Wasilkow, Poland (The Wasilkower memorial book; memories of our town
Wasilkow which has been annihilated by the Nazis)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Wasilkow/Wasilkow.html

- Wojslawice, Poland (Yizkor book in memory of Voislavize)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Wojslawice/Wojslawice.html

- Zawiercie, Poland (Yizkor Book of the Holy Community of Zawiercie and
Environs) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/zawiercie/zawiercie.html

- Zofyuvka, Ukraine (The tree and the roots; the history of T.L (Sofyovka
and Ignatovka)) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Zofyuvka/Zofyuvka.html

- Zolochiv, Ukraine (The Destruction of Zloczow)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Zolochiv/Zolochiv.html

Some important links to note:

- This month's additions and updates are flagged at
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/translations.html to make it easy to find
them.
- All you would like to know about the Yizkor Books in Print Project
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ybip.html
- Yizkor Book Translation Funds
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=23
where your financial support will assist in seeing more translations go
online.

Pesach Sameach,
Lance Ackerfeld
Yizkor Book Project Manager
lance.ackerfeld@...


Bessarabia SIG #Bessarabia Briceni Cemetery #bessarabia

Jonathan Katz
 

Howdy!

I saw some amazing translations of graves at the Briceni Cemetery. I
was wondering if any more headstones have been found/translated?

I believe some of my ancestry comes >from there; the only link we have
are oral stories of Bessarabia and the link to Briceni comes >from what
was on some WWI and WWII draft cards >from my ancestors who had to list
their birthplace.

According to family lore, my great-great grandfather Chiam Katz lived
in Briceni in the second-half of the 1800s. He had two wives there,
both passed away and were buried in the old country. If I had full
cemetery records I could compare the names of his wives to the records
and we could really confirm that my ancestry was >from Briceni. They
passed away sometime between 1890 and 1910.

Any info you can share would be fantastic.

Thank you!

Jon
Jonathan Katz
Indianapolis, IN.


Bessarabia SIG #Bessarabia Yizkor Book Project, March 2014 #bessarabia

Lance Ackerfeld <lance.ackerfeld@...>
 

Shalom,

The Children of Israel ran out of time before their flight >from Egypt and we
at the Yizkor Book Project ran out of time trying to carry out all that we
planned during March. Strange comparison? True, but I did want to let you
know that we haven't been idle over the last month and also wanted to bring
up the subject of Pesach/Passover... So, I would like to take this
opportunity to wish all of you and your families an extremely enjoyable
Pesach holiday.

So what did we actually do during March? I'm pleased to let you know that
three new books were published during this last month through our Yizkor
Books in Print (YBIP) Project:

- Drahichyn, Belarus (Drohitchin Memorial (Yizkor) Book 500 years of Jewish
Life)
- Korczyna, Poland (Korczyna Memorial Book)
- Horodenka, Ukraine (Yizkor (Memorial) Book of Horodenka, Ukraine)

In addition, I have excellent news regarding the availability of new formats
for existing books. Apart >from a usual hard cover format, we have now added
a soft cover and e-book format for one of our existing books:

- Yampol, Ukraine (Yampol Memorial Book) and details of these new formats
and prices can be seen at http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/ybip.html as well
as information on the other books we now have available.

Clearly, if these formats prove popular, we will consider preparing other
books these ways.

I do try, as much as possible, to regularly thank the hundreds of
volunteers who help us out in various aspects of the Yizkor Book and are
behind its success. We have an online list of more than 500 volunteers at:
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ and in this minor way we have endeavored to
let the world know of the important contributions of these wonderful people.
You would like to contribute? My "door" is always open to anyone wishing to
take some part in the YB Project.

Now to facts and figures for March.

During this last month we have added in 5 new projects:

- Latvia (The Jews in Latvia)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/latvia1/latvia1.html

- Michow, Poland (Memorial book to the martyrs of Michow who perished in the
Holocaust) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Michow/Michow.html

- Olkusz, Poland (Olkusz; memorial book to a community that was exterminated
during the Holocaust) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Olkusz/Olkusz.html

- Ostrowiec Swietokrzyski, Poland (Ostrovtse; dedicated to the memory of
Ostrovtse, Apt...)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ostrowiec1/ostrowiec1.html

- Wolomin, Poland (Volomin; a memorial to the Jewish community of Volomin)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/wolomin/wolomin.html

Added in a new entry:

- Brok, Poland (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Poland, volume IV)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_poland/pol4_00151.html

We have continued to update 23 of our existing projects:

- Bilhorod-Dnistrovs'kyy (Akkerman), Ukraine (Akkerman and the Towns of its
District; Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Akkerman/Akkerman.html

- Borsa, Romania (Memorial book of Borsha, or: The beloved village by the
foot of the Carpathians) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/borsa/borsa.html

- Cigand, Hungary (About the Jews of Cigand)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/cigand/cigand.html

- Czestochowa, Poland (Resurrection and Destruction in Ghetto Czestochowa)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Czestochowa4/Czestochowa4.html

- Dzyatlava, Belarus (A memorial to the Jewish community of Zetel)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Dzyatlava/Dzyatlava.html

- Goniadz, Poland (Our hometown Goniondz)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/goniadz/goniadz.html

- Grajewo, Poland (Grayewo Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Grajewo/Grajewo.html

- Indura, Belarus (Amdur, my hometown)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/indura/indura.html

- Kaluszyn, Poland (The Memorial Book of Kaluszyn)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/kaluszyn/kaluszyn_fr.html [French]

- Klobuck, Poland (The Book of Klobucko; in memory of a martyred community
which was destroyed) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/klobuck/klobuck.html

- Kremenets, Ukraine (Memorial Book of Kremenets, Vyshgorodok, and Pochayiv)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/kremenets3/kremenets3.html

- Latvia (Latvian Jewry) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/latvia/latvia.html

- Radom, Poland (The book of Radom; the story of a Jewish community in
Poland destroyed by the Nazis)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/radom/radom.html

- Sosnove (Ludvipol), Ukraine (Ludvipol (Wolyn); in memory of the Jewish
community) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Ludvipol/Ludvipol.html

- Stowbtsy, Belarus (Memorial volume of Steibtz-Swerznie and the neighboring
villages Rubezhevitz, Derevna, Nalibok)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Stowbtsy/Stowbtsy.html

- Svencionys, Lithuania (Svintzian region: memorial book of 23 communities)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/svencionys/svencionys.html

- Tlumach, Ukraine (Memorial book of Tlumacz)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/tlumacz/tlumacz.html

- Valkininkai, Lithuania (Olkeniki: a Town that Existed)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Valkininkai1/Valkininkai1.html

- Wasilkow, Poland (The Wasilkower memorial book; memories of our town
Wasilkow which has been annihilated by the Nazis)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Wasilkow/Wasilkow.html

- Wojslawice, Poland (Yizkor book in memory of Voislavize)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Wojslawice/Wojslawice.html

- Zawiercie, Poland (Yizkor Book of the Holy Community of Zawiercie and
Environs) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/zawiercie/zawiercie.html

- Zofyuvka, Ukraine (The tree and the roots; the history of T.L (Sofyovka
and Ignatovka)) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Zofyuvka/Zofyuvka.html

- Zolochiv, Ukraine (The Destruction of Zloczow)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Zolochiv/Zolochiv.html

Some important links to note:

- This month's additions and updates are flagged at
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/translations.html to make it easy to find
them.
- All you would like to know about the Yizkor Books in Print Project
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ybip.html
- Yizkor Book Translation Funds
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=23
where your financial support will assist in seeing more translations go
online.

Pesach Sameach,
Lance Ackerfeld
Yizkor Book Project Manager
lance.ackerfeld@...


Research in Lebanon #sephardic

Barbara Algaze
 

Thank you to those who responded so generously regarding my request for
assistance with Research in Lebanon.
Below is a summary of the responses, for anyone who is interested in the
subject.

Barbara Algaze
Los Angeles, California
Algaze3@...

1) Lebanon, as we know it today, is a fairly "young" country. It was part
of the Osmanian Empire once and therefore part of the Levant. Depending on
your friend's national identity, there is the possibility to look up the
church books of those communities. There's a fairly comprehensive digitized
book on births, marriages and deaths in the "British factory" of Aleppo.
Having written that, be aware, that in the past people would travel long
distances to attend church services once or twice a year, or the minister
would travel ... I have family >from Görz and Fiume eg whose records are kept
in Trieste for that reason. I also have ancestors >from Aleppo AND Beiruth
(or Beyrouth as it was also written). Their records are partially found at
the British factory, parts can be found in French archives in Paris. The
French were very centralized and very organized! Also it is worth googling
old books or snippets >from old books, entering all you know about the
ancestor in one hundred and fifty ways. By doing this, I managed to find out
more about the family in Syria/Lebanon than family in Germany. There is also
a good website http://levantineheritage.com with information on the Levant.
If you are interested in a researcher, I can pass on an address. He helped
me with another Levantine family line >from Gibralter.

2) The Montefiore Census took place in the Holy Land and in Sidon & Beirut
between 1835 & 1875 see http://www.montefiorecensuses.org/search/
They were recently translated and transcribed and are searchable on line.

The Website Les Fleurs de l'Orient is searchable
http://www.farhi.org/genealogy/index.html has a number of family genealogies
including those >from Lebanon as well as those families who may be connected
to the Farhi family see the article by Alain Farhi at
http://www.farhi.org/Documents/The%20Jews%20of%20Lebanon.htm which contains
many resources including names of families and other helpful information.
The article details several internet resources including a private chat
group B400 (http://www.B400.com)

And a useful book: The Jews of Beirut: The Rise of a Levantine Community
1860s-1930s, Tomer Levi (Lang Peter 2012)
There is also the Lebanese Historical Society who take genealogy requests by
email see http://www.historyoflebanon.org/genealogy.htm

3) Try the http://lebanon.usembassy.gov/public_records.html
Another potential resource could be The Jafet Library at the American
University in Beirut, Lebanon

4) There are some databases on Lebanon on SephardicGen.com There are
censuses for Beirut and Saida as part of the Montefiore censuse of Eretz
israel Jewish population. Go to:
http://www.montefiorecensuses.org/search/Default.aspx and use the 'advanced'
search engine.


Sephardic SIG #Sephardim Research in Lebanon #sephardic

Barbara Algaze
 

Thank you to those who responded so generously regarding my request for
assistance with Research in Lebanon.
Below is a summary of the responses, for anyone who is interested in the
subject.

Barbara Algaze
Los Angeles, California
Algaze3@...

1) Lebanon, as we know it today, is a fairly "young" country. It was part
of the Osmanian Empire once and therefore part of the Levant. Depending on
your friend's national identity, there is the possibility to look up the
church books of those communities. There's a fairly comprehensive digitized
book on births, marriages and deaths in the "British factory" of Aleppo.
Having written that, be aware, that in the past people would travel long
distances to attend church services once or twice a year, or the minister
would travel ... I have family >from Görz and Fiume eg whose records are kept
in Trieste for that reason. I also have ancestors >from Aleppo AND Beiruth
(or Beyrouth as it was also written). Their records are partially found at
the British factory, parts can be found in French archives in Paris. The
French were very centralized and very organized! Also it is worth googling
old books or snippets >from old books, entering all you know about the
ancestor in one hundred and fifty ways. By doing this, I managed to find out
more about the family in Syria/Lebanon than family in Germany. There is also
a good website http://levantineheritage.com with information on the Levant.
If you are interested in a researcher, I can pass on an address. He helped
me with another Levantine family line >from Gibralter.

2) The Montefiore Census took place in the Holy Land and in Sidon & Beirut
between 1835 & 1875 see http://www.montefiorecensuses.org/search/
They were recently translated and transcribed and are searchable on line.

The Website Les Fleurs de l'Orient is searchable
http://www.farhi.org/genealogy/index.html has a number of family genealogies
including those >from Lebanon as well as those families who may be connected
to the Farhi family see the article by Alain Farhi at
http://www.farhi.org/Documents/The%20Jews%20of%20Lebanon.htm which contains
many resources including names of families and other helpful information.
The article details several internet resources including a private chat
group B400 (http://www.B400.com)

And a useful book: The Jews of Beirut: The Rise of a Levantine Community
1860s-1930s, Tomer Levi (Lang Peter 2012)
There is also the Lebanese Historical Society who take genealogy requests by
email see http://www.historyoflebanon.org/genealogy.htm

3) Try the http://lebanon.usembassy.gov/public_records.html
Another potential resource could be The Jafet Library at the American
University in Beirut, Lebanon

4) There are some databases on Lebanon on SephardicGen.com There are
censuses for Beirut and Saida as part of the Montefiore censuse of Eretz
israel Jewish population. Go to:
http://www.montefiorecensuses.org/search/Default.aspx and use the 'advanced'
search engine.


April issue of Sephardic Horizons #sephardic

Mathilde
 

Dear all,

I invite you to read the articles published in the April issue of the
electronic review Sephardic Horizons at:
http://sephardichorizons.org/
All kinds of topics related to Sephardim are discussed.

Shabat Shalom,
Mathilde Tagger
Jerusalem


Sephardic SIG #Sephardim April issue of Sephardic Horizons #sephardic

Mathilde
 

Dear all,

I invite you to read the articles published in the April issue of the
electronic review Sephardic Horizons at:
http://sephardichorizons.org/
All kinds of topics related to Sephardim are discussed.

Shabat Shalom,
Mathilde Tagger
Jerusalem


[UK] National Archives Requests Feedback On Their Newly Redesigned Website #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The National Archives of the UK have a beta site for their newly redesigned
website for all their digital services. As it is in beta testing, not all pages
may work optimally. That is why the National Archives is asking for feedback.
This week they added education and information services to their earlier beta
pages. The amount of mobile use >from telephones and tablets have greatly increased.

To read more about the changes see:
http://blog.nationalarchives.gov.uk/blog/beta-release-new-web-pages/ . >from this
same link at the bottom of the page you are invited to give comments on the new
website either >from the site or feedback forms that are available by links in the
same place.

If you would like subscribe to their blog go to:
http://blog.nationalarchives.gov.uk/feed/ .

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen [UK] National Archives Requests Feedback On Their Newly Redesigned Website #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The National Archives of the UK have a beta site for their newly redesigned
website for all their digital services. As it is in beta testing, not all pages
may work optimally. That is why the National Archives is asking for feedback.
This week they added education and information services to their earlier beta
pages. The amount of mobile use >from telephones and tablets have greatly increased.

To read more about the changes see:
http://blog.nationalarchives.gov.uk/blog/beta-release-new-web-pages/ . >from this
same link at the bottom of the page you are invited to give comments on the new
website either >from the site or feedback forms that are available by links in the
same place.

If you would like subscribe to their blog go to:
http://blog.nationalarchives.gov.uk/feed/ .

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Re: Visits to Surrogates Court in Kings and Suffolk Counties, NY #general

Sherri Bobish
 

Hi Emily,

You don't say what years you seek, but Kings County (Brooklyn), NY estate files can
be searched and viewed on-line for years 1866-1923.
https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1466356

Regards,

Sherri Bobish
Princeton, NJ

Searching: RATOWSKY, Ariogala (Rogola), Lith.
WALTZMAN / WALZMAN, Ustrzyki Dolne (Istryker), Pol.
LEVY, Tyrawa Woloska, Pol.
LEFFENFELD / LEFENFELD, Daliowa, Pol.
BOJDA, BERGER, Tarnobrzeg, Pol.
SOLON / SOLAN / SOKOLSKY, Grodek (Bialystok)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Visits to Surrogates Court in Kings and Suffolk Counties, NY #general

Sherri Bobish
 

Hi Emily,

You don't say what years you seek, but Kings County (Brooklyn), NY estate files can
be searched and viewed on-line for years 1866-1923.
https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1466356

Regards,

Sherri Bobish
Princeton, NJ

Searching: RATOWSKY, Ariogala (Rogola), Lith.
WALTZMAN / WALZMAN, Ustrzyki Dolne (Istryker), Pol.
LEVY, Tyrawa Woloska, Pol.
LEFFENFELD / LEFENFELD, Daliowa, Pol.
BOJDA, BERGER, Tarnobrzeg, Pol.
SOLON / SOLAN / SOKOLSKY, Grodek (Bialystok)