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Re: Jewish ancestry questionnaires in pre-war Germany #general

Eva Gmail <browne.eva@...>
 

Re: Bob Leiser's query to-day.
" Among papers held by my family are a number of pre-war German birth and
death certificate copies which were made officially in 1936. I had wondered
why someone would gather these together at that time, until I found another
3 page document: This is a "Sippenfragebogen", which contains details of the
individual's parents and their siblings, along with the dates of birth,
occupation, spouse and religion of each named person."

A "Sippenfragebogen" translates as a questionnaire about Kin or kindred,
and he is undoubtedly correct when he asks if it was so the Nazis could tell
who else to hound.
My cousins in Lviv were also asked to fill in such a questionnaire.
Theirs- for health professionals in Lviv, also asked for the religious
affiliation of the persons involved ,and the names of the parents and any
children. I was sent a copy of it by Yad Vashem recently. My cousins did
not survive.

Eva Browne


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen RE: Jewish ancestry questionnaires in pre-war Germany #general

Eva Gmail <browne.eva@...>
 

Re: Bob Leiser's query to-day.
" Among papers held by my family are a number of pre-war German birth and
death certificate copies which were made officially in 1936. I had wondered
why someone would gather these together at that time, until I found another
3 page document: This is a "Sippenfragebogen", which contains details of the
individual's parents and their siblings, along with the dates of birth,
occupation, spouse and religion of each named person."

A "Sippenfragebogen" translates as a questionnaire about Kin or kindred,
and he is undoubtedly correct when he asks if it was so the Nazis could tell
who else to hound.
My cousins in Lviv were also asked to fill in such a questionnaire.
Theirs- for health professionals in Lviv, also asked for the religious
affiliation of the persons involved ,and the names of the parents and any
children. I was sent a copy of it by Yad Vashem recently. My cousins did
not survive.

Eva Browne


Polish State Archives / JRI-Poland sign historic agreement expanding access to records #general

Stanley Diamond
 

On Friday, Feb. 15, the Polish State Archives (PSA) and Jewish Records
Indexing-Poland (JRI-Poland) entered into a new multi-year agreement that
will expand access to Jewish records for thousands of family historians.

The agreement will enable JRI-Poland to rapidly expand its current online
database of indices to five million records. With the support of
researchers >from the hundreds of towns with records in the JRI-Poland
database, indices to more than one million additional records are expected
to become available within a year.

The agreement reflects a resumption of cooperation between the PSA and
JRI-Poland, whose landmark agreement >from 1997-2006 resulted in the
indexing of more than four million records whose listings are searchable
in the JRI-Poland database.

JRI-Poland and the PSA will institute a new Order Processing System to
vastly simplify the process of obtaining copies of archival records.
JRI-Poland will have the administrative responsibility for processing
orders for records >from branches of the Polish State Archives. Researchers
will be able to place orders by clicking on record index entries of
interest in the JRI-Poland search results and paying by credit card via the
JRI-Poland website.

In a statement reflecting the strong significance of these records and
their importance to family historians around the world, the PSA announced
that they are beginning a massive effort to digitize all vital records in
their more than 30 Regional Archives. These will be available -- free --
on their National Digital Archives and Regional Archive websites.

JRI-Poland will serve the research community and PSA by linking its
search results to the PSA's digital images of the Jewish records. As a
result of the massive indexing undertaken by JRI-Poland since 1995, the
indices to Jewish records will form the bulk of all digital image linking
on the PSA website

The Order Processing System will eventually be phased out as digitized
records become available online.

PSA General Director, Professor Wladyslaw Stepniak observed: "The signing
of this agreement will open a new phase in the cooperation between
JRI-Poland and State Archives in Poland. I am convinced that the results
of our mutual efforts will be helpful for many people interested in
centuries-old Polish- Jewish relations, shared history and family history
research."

To reach this milestone took the combined and diligent efforts of the
JRI-Poland executive committee, Judy Baston, Stanley Diamond, Mark Halpern
and Michael Tobias, and former committee member Hadassah Lipsius, and the
invaluable input of our board members.

We also would like to thank those JRI-Poland Archive Coordinators and Town
Leaders who continued to carry out their responsibilities and serve
researchers around the world during the years leading up to this new agreement.

Additional information will be posted as we move forward.

The full text of the Jewish Records Indexing - Poland agreement new release
and a video and photographs of the signing ceremony are available on the
JRI-Poland home page at www.jri-poland.org .

Stanley Diamond, Executive Director
For the Board of Jewish Records Indexing - Poland


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Polish State Archives / JRI-Poland sign historic agreement expanding access to records #general

Stanley Diamond
 

On Friday, Feb. 15, the Polish State Archives (PSA) and Jewish Records
Indexing-Poland (JRI-Poland) entered into a new multi-year agreement that
will expand access to Jewish records for thousands of family historians.

The agreement will enable JRI-Poland to rapidly expand its current online
database of indices to five million records. With the support of
researchers >from the hundreds of towns with records in the JRI-Poland
database, indices to more than one million additional records are expected
to become available within a year.

The agreement reflects a resumption of cooperation between the PSA and
JRI-Poland, whose landmark agreement >from 1997-2006 resulted in the
indexing of more than four million records whose listings are searchable
in the JRI-Poland database.

JRI-Poland and the PSA will institute a new Order Processing System to
vastly simplify the process of obtaining copies of archival records.
JRI-Poland will have the administrative responsibility for processing
orders for records >from branches of the Polish State Archives. Researchers
will be able to place orders by clicking on record index entries of
interest in the JRI-Poland search results and paying by credit card via the
JRI-Poland website.

In a statement reflecting the strong significance of these records and
their importance to family historians around the world, the PSA announced
that they are beginning a massive effort to digitize all vital records in
their more than 30 Regional Archives. These will be available -- free --
on their National Digital Archives and Regional Archive websites.

JRI-Poland will serve the research community and PSA by linking its
search results to the PSA's digital images of the Jewish records. As a
result of the massive indexing undertaken by JRI-Poland since 1995, the
indices to Jewish records will form the bulk of all digital image linking
on the PSA website

The Order Processing System will eventually be phased out as digitized
records become available online.

PSA General Director, Professor Wladyslaw Stepniak observed: "The signing
of this agreement will open a new phase in the cooperation between
JRI-Poland and State Archives in Poland. I am convinced that the results
of our mutual efforts will be helpful for many people interested in
centuries-old Polish- Jewish relations, shared history and family history
research."

To reach this milestone took the combined and diligent efforts of the
JRI-Poland executive committee, Judy Baston, Stanley Diamond, Mark Halpern
and Michael Tobias, and former committee member Hadassah Lipsius, and the
invaluable input of our board members.

We also would like to thank those JRI-Poland Archive Coordinators and Town
Leaders who continued to carry out their responsibilities and serve
researchers around the world during the years leading up to this new agreement.

Additional information will be posted as we move forward.

The full text of the Jewish Records Indexing - Poland agreement new release
and a video and photographs of the signing ceremony are available on the
JRI-Poland home page at www.jri-poland.org .

Stanley Diamond, Executive Director
For the Board of Jewish Records Indexing - Poland


BOF Applications Due By February 25 #romania

Florence Schumacher, Boston 2013 Publicity Chair
 

Deadline Near for BOF Leaders to Submit Applications for IAJGS Conference

The 33rd IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy in Boston from
August 4th-9th will offer many opportunities for Birds of a Feather Groups
to share their information, recruit new members, add value to the Jewish
genealogical community to make this Conference great.If you haven't
already, please complete the 2013 IAJGS Boston Conference BOF Application
by clicking bof-rtf.iajgs2013.org. The BOF Application must be completed
and emailed by February 25 to sigandbof@....

A huge SIG/BOF Fair called SHARE Fair will kick off the conference on
Sunday, August 4th, >from 1:30-5:00. This will be a wonderful chance for
new and returning attendees to meet with genealogical researchers sharing
similar interests. Space will be allocated on a first-come, first-served
basis based on receipt of the completed BOF Applications.

Please visit these conference sites to see which SIGs and BOFs are
participating and have already submitted their applications:
http://www.iajgs2013.org/SIG-BOF.cfm and
http://www.iajgs2013.org/share_fair.cfm. BOFs will be added after their
Conference BOF Application has been received.

There will also be opportunities for your BOF to participate in the
five-day Exhibitors Hall (Sunday - Thursday), to submit advertising for
the Daily Planner and conference Syllabus, and to contribute databases to
the Resource Room. You will receive information about these conference
features in a separate mailing.

Your input and ideas that will enhance the conference experience are
welcome. Please email me with your questions and/or suggestions.

Submit your Conference BOF Application ASAP! Applications are due no later
than February 25.

Nancy Adelson
Program Co-chair and SIG/BOF Coordinator
33rd IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy
Email: sigandbof@...
Conference website: http://www.iajgs2013.org/


Re: Why we are are working so hard to get records! #romania

Sorin Goldenberg <soring0412@...>
 

There are many good reasons to acquire records. The experience from
acquiring BMD registers >from the Botosani city and county suggests
that the registers are kept at the archives, but very few efforts are
invested in their preservation. This happens after records were kept
for 100 years and more in places that don't have any archival
capabilities - leading to registers being lost or damaged.
For example - there are quite a few records that in a few decades the
ink will fade out totally, so nothing would be left >from the record.
One type of damage is quite improbable - There are no Jewish specific
BMD registers >from the old kingdom of Romania regions, starting
December 1865. The registration was mixed - registers contain records
of all nationalities. Thus you cannot destroy those registers to get
rid of Jewish past without also doing damage to Romanian memory.

Sorin Goldenberg

Israel


Romania SIG #Romania BOF Applications Due By February 25 #romania

Florence Schumacher, Boston 2013 Publicity Chair
 

Deadline Near for BOF Leaders to Submit Applications for IAJGS Conference

The 33rd IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy in Boston from
August 4th-9th will offer many opportunities for Birds of a Feather Groups
to share their information, recruit new members, add value to the Jewish
genealogical community to make this Conference great.If you haven't
already, please complete the 2013 IAJGS Boston Conference BOF Application
by clicking bof-rtf.iajgs2013.org. The BOF Application must be completed
and emailed by February 25 to sigandbof@....

A huge SIG/BOF Fair called SHARE Fair will kick off the conference on
Sunday, August 4th, >from 1:30-5:00. This will be a wonderful chance for
new and returning attendees to meet with genealogical researchers sharing
similar interests. Space will be allocated on a first-come, first-served
basis based on receipt of the completed BOF Applications.

Please visit these conference sites to see which SIGs and BOFs are
participating and have already submitted their applications:
http://www.iajgs2013.org/SIG-BOF.cfm and
http://www.iajgs2013.org/share_fair.cfm. BOFs will be added after their
Conference BOF Application has been received.

There will also be opportunities for your BOF to participate in the
five-day Exhibitors Hall (Sunday - Thursday), to submit advertising for
the Daily Planner and conference Syllabus, and to contribute databases to
the Resource Room. You will receive information about these conference
features in a separate mailing.

Your input and ideas that will enhance the conference experience are
welcome. Please email me with your questions and/or suggestions.

Submit your Conference BOF Application ASAP! Applications are due no later
than February 25.

Nancy Adelson
Program Co-chair and SIG/BOF Coordinator
33rd IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy
Email: sigandbof@...
Conference website: http://www.iajgs2013.org/


Romania SIG #Romania Re: Why we are are working so hard to get records! #romania

Sorin Goldenberg <soring0412@...>
 

There are many good reasons to acquire records. The experience from
acquiring BMD registers >from the Botosani city and county suggests
that the registers are kept at the archives, but very few efforts are
invested in their preservation. This happens after records were kept
for 100 years and more in places that don't have any archival
capabilities - leading to registers being lost or damaged.
For example - there are quite a few records that in a few decades the
ink will fade out totally, so nothing would be left >from the record.
One type of damage is quite improbable - There are no Jewish specific
BMD registers >from the old kingdom of Romania regions, starting
December 1865. The registration was mixed - registers contain records
of all nationalities. Thus you cannot destroy those registers to get
rid of Jewish past without also doing damage to Romanian memory.

Sorin Goldenberg

Israel


Re: Pograms WW1 #general

Evertjan. <exxjxw.hannivoort@...>
 

Henry Tobias wrote on 16 feb 2013 in soc.genealogy.jewish:

Can anyone give me information, articles, books, on pograms in the
Austro-Hungarian empire during WW1? I found nothing specific on the
internet.
Pogroms maybe?

The Lemberg pogrom of 21-23 November 1918 comes to mind
Lwow being Austrian till that time.

Before withdrawing >from the town, the retreating Austrian forces let the
criminals out of the prisons ...
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lw%C3%B3w_pogrom_(1918)>

Lwow Eaglets .. term of affection applied to the Polish teenagers who
defended the city of Lviv.
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lw%C3%B3w_Eaglets>

Technically 21 Nov 1918 is 10 days after armistice day,
will this still answer your Q? ;-)

Evertjan Hannivoort.
The Netherlands.
(Please change the x'es to dots in my emailaddress)
Visit [recently changed URL]: <http://synagogeenschede.nl/>


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Pograms WW1 #general

Evertjan. <exxjxw.hannivoort@...>
 

Henry Tobias wrote on 16 feb 2013 in soc.genealogy.jewish:

Can anyone give me information, articles, books, on pograms in the
Austro-Hungarian empire during WW1? I found nothing specific on the
internet.
Pogroms maybe?

The Lemberg pogrom of 21-23 November 1918 comes to mind
Lwow being Austrian till that time.

Before withdrawing >from the town, the retreating Austrian forces let the
criminals out of the prisons ...
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lw%C3%B3w_pogrom_(1918)>

Lwow Eaglets .. term of affection applied to the Polish teenagers who
defended the city of Lviv.
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lw%C3%B3w_Eaglets>

Technically 21 Nov 1918 is 10 days after armistice day,
will this still answer your Q? ;-)

Evertjan Hannivoort.
The Netherlands.
(Please change the x'es to dots in my emailaddress)
Visit [recently changed URL]: <http://synagogeenschede.nl/>


BOF Applications Due By February 25 #courland #latvia

Florence Schumacher, Boston 2013 Publicity Chair
 

Deadline Near for BOF Leaders to Submit Applications for IAJGS Conference

The 33rd IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy in Boston from
August 4th-9th will offer many opportunities for Birds of a Feather Groups
to share their information, recruit new members, add value to the Jewish
genealogical community to make this Conference great.If you haven't
already, please complete the 2013 IAJGS Boston Conference BOF Application
by clicking bof-rtf.iajgs2013.org. The BOF Application must be completed
and emailed by February 25 to sigandbof@....

A huge SIG/BOF Fair called SHARE Fair will kick off the conference on
Sunday, August 4th, >from 1:30-5:00. This will be a wonderful chance for
new and returning attendees to meet with genealogical researchers sharing
similar interests. Space will be allocated on a first-come, first-served
basis based on receipt of the completed BOF Applications.

Please visit these conference sites to see which SIGs and BOFs are
participating and have already submitted their applications:
http://www.iajgs2013.org/SIG-BOF.cfm and
http://www.iajgs2013.org/share_fair.cfm. BOFs will be added after their
Conference BOF Application has been received.

There will also be opportunities for your BOF to participate in the
five-day Exhibitors Hall (Sunday - Thursday), to submit advertising for
the Daily Planner and conference Syllabus, and to contribute databases to
the Resource Room. You will receive information about these conference
features in a separate mailing.

Your input and ideas that will enhance the conference experience are
welcome. Please email me with your questions and/or suggestions.

Submit your Conference BOF Application ASAP! Applications are due no later
than February 25.

Nancy Adelson
Program Co-chair and SIG/BOF Coordinator
33rd IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy
Email: sigandbof@...
Conference website: http://www.iajgs2013.org/


BOF Applications Due By February 25 #southafrica

Florence Schumacher, Boston 2013 Publicity Chair
 

Deadline Near for BOF Leaders to Submit Applications for IAJGS Conference

The 33rd IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy in Boston from
August 4th-9th will offer many opportunities for Birds of a Feather Groups
to share their information, recruit new members, add value to the Jewish
genealogical community to make this Conference great.If you haven't
already, please complete the 2013 IAJGS Boston Conference BOF Application
by clicking bof-rtf.iajgs2013.org. The BOF Application must be completed
and emailed by February 25 to sigandbof@....

A huge SIG/BOF Fair called SHARE Fair will kick off the conference on
Sunday, August 4th, >from 1:30-5:00. This will be a wonderful chance for
new and returning attendees to meet with genealogical researchers sharing
similar interests. Space will be allocated on a first-come, first-served
basis based on receipt of the completed BOF Applications.

Please visit these conference sites to see which SIGs and BOFs are
participating and have already submitted their applications:
http://www.iajgs2013.org/SIG-BOF.cfm and
http://www.iajgs2013.org/share_fair.cfm. BOFs will be added after their
Conference BOF Application has been received.

There will also be opportunities for your BOF to participate in the
five-day Exhibitors Hall (Sunday - Thursday), to submit advertising for
the Daily Planner and conference Syllabus, and to contribute databases to
the Resource Room. You will receive information about these conference
features in a separate mailing.

Your input and ideas that will enhance the conference experience are
welcome. Please email me with your questions and/or suggestions.

Submit your Conference BOF Application ASAP! Applications are due no later
than February 25.

Nancy Adelson
Program Co-chair and SIG/BOF Coordinator
33rd IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy
Email: sigandbof@...
Conference website: http://www.iajgs2013.org/


Courland SIG #Courland #Latvia BOF Applications Due By February 25 #courland #latvia

Florence Schumacher, Boston 2013 Publicity Chair
 

Deadline Near for BOF Leaders to Submit Applications for IAJGS Conference

The 33rd IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy in Boston from
August 4th-9th will offer many opportunities for Birds of a Feather Groups
to share their information, recruit new members, add value to the Jewish
genealogical community to make this Conference great.If you haven't
already, please complete the 2013 IAJGS Boston Conference BOF Application
by clicking bof-rtf.iajgs2013.org. The BOF Application must be completed
and emailed by February 25 to sigandbof@....

A huge SIG/BOF Fair called SHARE Fair will kick off the conference on
Sunday, August 4th, >from 1:30-5:00. This will be a wonderful chance for
new and returning attendees to meet with genealogical researchers sharing
similar interests. Space will be allocated on a first-come, first-served
basis based on receipt of the completed BOF Applications.

Please visit these conference sites to see which SIGs and BOFs are
participating and have already submitted their applications:
http://www.iajgs2013.org/SIG-BOF.cfm and
http://www.iajgs2013.org/share_fair.cfm. BOFs will be added after their
Conference BOF Application has been received.

There will also be opportunities for your BOF to participate in the
five-day Exhibitors Hall (Sunday - Thursday), to submit advertising for
the Daily Planner and conference Syllabus, and to contribute databases to
the Resource Room. You will receive information about these conference
features in a separate mailing.

Your input and ideas that will enhance the conference experience are
welcome. Please email me with your questions and/or suggestions.

Submit your Conference BOF Application ASAP! Applications are due no later
than February 25.

Nancy Adelson
Program Co-chair and SIG/BOF Coordinator
33rd IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy
Email: sigandbof@...
Conference website: http://www.iajgs2013.org/


South Africa SIG #SouthAfrica BOF Applications Due By February 25 #southafrica

Florence Schumacher, Boston 2013 Publicity Chair
 

Deadline Near for BOF Leaders to Submit Applications for IAJGS Conference

The 33rd IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy in Boston from
August 4th-9th will offer many opportunities for Birds of a Feather Groups
to share their information, recruit new members, add value to the Jewish
genealogical community to make this Conference great.If you haven't
already, please complete the 2013 IAJGS Boston Conference BOF Application
by clicking bof-rtf.iajgs2013.org. The BOF Application must be completed
and emailed by February 25 to sigandbof@....

A huge SIG/BOF Fair called SHARE Fair will kick off the conference on
Sunday, August 4th, >from 1:30-5:00. This will be a wonderful chance for
new and returning attendees to meet with genealogical researchers sharing
similar interests. Space will be allocated on a first-come, first-served
basis based on receipt of the completed BOF Applications.

Please visit these conference sites to see which SIGs and BOFs are
participating and have already submitted their applications:
http://www.iajgs2013.org/SIG-BOF.cfm and
http://www.iajgs2013.org/share_fair.cfm. BOFs will be added after their
Conference BOF Application has been received.

There will also be opportunities for your BOF to participate in the
five-day Exhibitors Hall (Sunday - Thursday), to submit advertising for
the Daily Planner and conference Syllabus, and to contribute databases to
the Resource Room. You will receive information about these conference
features in a separate mailing.

Your input and ideas that will enhance the conference experience are
welcome. Please email me with your questions and/or suggestions.

Submit your Conference BOF Application ASAP! Applications are due no later
than February 25.

Nancy Adelson
Program Co-chair and SIG/BOF Coordinator
33rd IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy
Email: sigandbof@...
Conference website: http://www.iajgs2013.org/


BOF Applications Due By February 25 #galicia

Florence Schumacher, Boston 2013 Publicity Chair
 

Deadline Near for BOF Leaders to Submit Applications
for IAJGS Conference

The 33rd IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy in Boston
from August 4th-9th will offer many opportunities for Birds of a
Feather Groups to share their information, recruit new members, add
value to the Jewish genealogical community to make this Conference
great. If you haven't already, please complete the 2013 IAJGS Boston
Conference BOF Application by clicking bof-rtf.iajgs2013.org. The BOF
Application must be completed and emailed by February 25 to
sigandbof@....

A huge SIG/BOF Fair called SHARE Fair will kick off the conference on
Sunday, August 4th, >from 1:30-5:00. This will be a wonderful chance
for new and returning attendees to meet with genealogical researchers
sharing similar interests. Space will be allocated on a first-come,
first-served basis based on receipt of the completed BOF Applications.

Please visit these conference sites to see which SIGs and BOFs are
participating and have already submitted their applications:
http://www.iajgs2013.org/SIG-BOF.cfm and
http://www.iajgs2013.org/share_fair.cfm. BOFs will be added after their
Conference BOF Application has been received.

There will also be opportunities for your BOF to participate in the
five-day Exhibitors Hall (Sunday - Thursday), to submit advertising
for the Daily Planner and conference Syllabus, and to contribute
databases to the Resource Room. You will receive information about
these conference features in a separate mailing.

Your input and ideas that will enhance the conference experience are
welcome. Please email me with your questions and/or suggestions.

Submit your Conference BOF Application ASAP! Applications are due no
later than February 25.

Nancy Adelson
Program Co-chair and SIG/BOF Coordinator
33rd IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy
Email: sigandbof@...
Conference website: http://www.iajgs2013.org/


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia BOF Applications Due By February 25 #galicia

Florence Schumacher, Boston 2013 Publicity Chair
 

Deadline Near for BOF Leaders to Submit Applications
for IAJGS Conference

The 33rd IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy in Boston
from August 4th-9th will offer many opportunities for Birds of a
Feather Groups to share their information, recruit new members, add
value to the Jewish genealogical community to make this Conference
great. If you haven't already, please complete the 2013 IAJGS Boston
Conference BOF Application by clicking bof-rtf.iajgs2013.org. The BOF
Application must be completed and emailed by February 25 to
sigandbof@....

A huge SIG/BOF Fair called SHARE Fair will kick off the conference on
Sunday, August 4th, >from 1:30-5:00. This will be a wonderful chance
for new and returning attendees to meet with genealogical researchers
sharing similar interests. Space will be allocated on a first-come,
first-served basis based on receipt of the completed BOF Applications.

Please visit these conference sites to see which SIGs and BOFs are
participating and have already submitted their applications:
http://www.iajgs2013.org/SIG-BOF.cfm and
http://www.iajgs2013.org/share_fair.cfm. BOFs will be added after their
Conference BOF Application has been received.

There will also be opportunities for your BOF to participate in the
five-day Exhibitors Hall (Sunday - Thursday), to submit advertising
for the Daily Planner and conference Syllabus, and to contribute
databases to the Resource Room. You will receive information about
these conference features in a separate mailing.

Your input and ideas that will enhance the conference experience are
welcome. Please email me with your questions and/or suggestions.

Submit your Conference BOF Application ASAP! Applications are due no
later than February 25.

Nancy Adelson
Program Co-chair and SIG/BOF Coordinator
33rd IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy
Email: sigandbof@...
Conference website: http://www.iajgs2013.org/


The Jewish communal register of New York city, 1917-1918 online #galicia

Rivka Schirman <capitetes@...>
 

The Jewish communal register, or as it is called "Pinkas Hakehila of
New York Rabati (Greater New York Area)" is a wealth of information
of anything and everything Jewish in greater NY area in the years
1917-1918. It includes names and addresses of ALL the Institutions,
congregations, schools, cultural associations, social association,
etc., for locals and immigrants with photos of locations and people
(including some group photos of school children and students and
members of associations).

Apart >from being a fascinating reading material on its own merit, it
seems to me that if you have lost traces of one (or more) of your
ancestors of whom you know for sure that s/he arrived in NY area
before or during 1917-1918, this book might provide a good
starting point concerning what congregation, or school, or
neighborhood, or association or whatever s/he might have been
member of while in the city or vicinity. I wouldn't know, though,
how - nor where - to find the archives of these specific individual
institutions. (Maybe the American Jewish Historical Society ?)

The NY Jewish Register 1917-1918 is available online at:

http://openlibrary.org/books/OL6615024M/The_Jewish_communal_register_of_New_York_city_1917-1918
. (Copy and paste the full URL, including the dot at the end, in your
browser.)

or

http://tinyurl.com/c9dletp

Scroll down a bit, and >from the column "Read", you can choose
either reading it online (somewhat cumbersome) or downloading it
into your computer under several available formats.

More information on the archives of the American Jewish Historical
Society at: http://www.ajhs.org/collections

Good hunt and good luck,

Rivka

Rivka Schirman nee Moscisker
Paris, France
Searching: MOSCISKER >from Brody, Budzynin, Buczacz, Okopy
Szwietej Trojce, Krakow, Lwow), WEISSMANN and REINSTEIN >from
Okopy Szwietej Trojce (Borszczow, Tarnopol)

MODERATOR NOTE: The Register includes extensive listings of NYC's
synagogues, fraternal organizations, and mutual aid societies --
many of which bear the names of Galician towns. An editor of the
register, and contributor of several articles, was Tarnow-born
Samuel Margoshes, President of the Federation of Galician and
Bucovinean Jews.


Surname Adoption in Galicia #galicia

Beth Sommer <bethfsommer@...>
 

I am trying to see if there is a connection between my family and
another with the same surname that was >from a town 12 miles away. The
records I have found do not go back far enough to know if these two
families were related. I read in the Beider book on Galician Jewish
surnames that only one family in a "locality" could be given a
particular surname. The two towns, Korczyna and Dukla, are in the
same district, Krosno, in Galicia. Does anyone know if the "locality"
to which Beider referred would generally have been the town or the
district or something else? Or more specifically, would Korczyna and
Dukla have been considered to be in the same locality?

Beth Sommer, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Researching: LEIBNER Korczyna, Nowy Zmigrod, ACHTSAM Sanok, GREHER
Rzeszow, Siedliska, Krasne, FELD Siedliska


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia The Jewish communal register of New York city, 1917-1918 online #galicia

Rivka Schirman <capitetes@...>
 

The Jewish communal register, or as it is called "Pinkas Hakehila of
New York Rabati (Greater New York Area)" is a wealth of information
of anything and everything Jewish in greater NY area in the years
1917-1918. It includes names and addresses of ALL the Institutions,
congregations, schools, cultural associations, social association,
etc., for locals and immigrants with photos of locations and people
(including some group photos of school children and students and
members of associations).

Apart >from being a fascinating reading material on its own merit, it
seems to me that if you have lost traces of one (or more) of your
ancestors of whom you know for sure that s/he arrived in NY area
before or during 1917-1918, this book might provide a good
starting point concerning what congregation, or school, or
neighborhood, or association or whatever s/he might have been
member of while in the city or vicinity. I wouldn't know, though,
how - nor where - to find the archives of these specific individual
institutions. (Maybe the American Jewish Historical Society ?)

The NY Jewish Register 1917-1918 is available online at:

http://openlibrary.org/books/OL6615024M/The_Jewish_communal_register_of_New_York_city_1917-1918
. (Copy and paste the full URL, including the dot at the end, in your
browser.)

or

http://tinyurl.com/c9dletp

Scroll down a bit, and >from the column "Read", you can choose
either reading it online (somewhat cumbersome) or downloading it
into your computer under several available formats.

More information on the archives of the American Jewish Historical
Society at: http://www.ajhs.org/collections

Good hunt and good luck,

Rivka

Rivka Schirman nee Moscisker
Paris, France
Searching: MOSCISKER >from Brody, Budzynin, Buczacz, Okopy
Szwietej Trojce, Krakow, Lwow), WEISSMANN and REINSTEIN >from
Okopy Szwietej Trojce (Borszczow, Tarnopol)

MODERATOR NOTE: The Register includes extensive listings of NYC's
synagogues, fraternal organizations, and mutual aid societies --
many of which bear the names of Galician towns. An editor of the
register, and contributor of several articles, was Tarnow-born
Samuel Margoshes, President of the Federation of Galician and
Bucovinean Jews.


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Surname Adoption in Galicia #galicia

Beth Sommer <bethfsommer@...>
 

I am trying to see if there is a connection between my family and
another with the same surname that was >from a town 12 miles away. The
records I have found do not go back far enough to know if these two
families were related. I read in the Beider book on Galician Jewish
surnames that only one family in a "locality" could be given a
particular surname. The two towns, Korczyna and Dukla, are in the
same district, Krosno, in Galicia. Does anyone know if the "locality"
to which Beider referred would generally have been the town or the
district or something else? Or more specifically, would Korczyna and
Dukla have been considered to be in the same locality?

Beth Sommer, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Researching: LEIBNER Korczyna, Nowy Zmigrod, ACHTSAM Sanok, GREHER
Rzeszow, Siedliska, Krasne, FELD Siedliska