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Re: Jewish cemetery in Lwow (Lviv, Lemberg) #general

Igor Holyboroda
 

I should say that the old, medieval Jewish cemetery in Lwow (near the
Jewish Hospital of M.Lazarus) was destroyed during
and after WW2. The monument is supposed to be established at the place.
Igor Holyboroda
Lviv


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Re: Jewish cemetery in Lwow (Lviv, Lemberg) #rabbinic

Igor Holyboroda
 

I should say that the old, medieval Jewish cemetery in Lwow (near the
Jewish Hospital of M.Lazarus) was destroyed during
and after WW2. The monument is supposed to be established at the place.
Igor Holyboroda
Lviv


Who was the boy who showed up at her grandparents' door in Galicia in 1944? #general

Ben Forman
 

Hi All

I recommend the following moving story:

More than 60 years after WWII, boy in the Polish forest resurfaces
A chance e-mail received decades after the war helped Judy Maltz crack
a mystery that had puzzled her since childhood: Who was the boy who
showed up at her grandparents' door in Galicia in 1944, and what
became of him?

http://www.haaretz.com/weekend/week-s-end/more-than-60-years-after-wwii-boy-in-the-polish-forest-resurfaces-1.423957
[shortened URL: http://goo.gl/Q8oOF ]

Ben
Ben Forman
Manchester UK, (currently exiled in London) searching: BENSON: Courland;
BERNSTEIN/WEINER: Ylakai; CAHN/CAHEN/WOLF: Zuendorf/Bruhl/Lechenich/
Ahrweiler; FURMAN: Kaluszyn;GEVER: Daugavpils/Dvinsk;SAWADY: Zavadi,Posen;
STILLMAN: Pilica/Czestechowa;ZEYDER/SEIDER: Kursan,Lithuania


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Who was the boy who showed up at her grandparents' door in Galicia in 1944? #general

Ben Forman
 

Hi All

I recommend the following moving story:

More than 60 years after WWII, boy in the Polish forest resurfaces
A chance e-mail received decades after the war helped Judy Maltz crack
a mystery that had puzzled her since childhood: Who was the boy who
showed up at her grandparents' door in Galicia in 1944, and what
became of him?

http://www.haaretz.com/weekend/week-s-end/more-than-60-years-after-wwii-boy-in-the-polish-forest-resurfaces-1.423957
[shortened URL: http://goo.gl/Q8oOF ]

Ben
Ben Forman
Manchester UK, (currently exiled in London) searching: BENSON: Courland;
BERNSTEIN/WEINER: Ylakai; CAHN/CAHEN/WOLF: Zuendorf/Bruhl/Lechenich/
Ahrweiler; FURMAN: Kaluszyn;GEVER: Daugavpils/Dvinsk;SAWADY: Zavadi,Posen;
STILLMAN: Pilica/Czestechowa;ZEYDER/SEIDER: Kursan,Lithuania


Re: Jewish cemetery in Lwow (Lviv, Lemberg) #general

tom
 

There is a page describing the Lviv cemetery in the JewishGen JOWBR.

....... tom klein, toronto

Isak Gath <ISAK@bm.technion.ac.il> wrote:

I was wondering if anybody of you know if the old Jewish
cemetery in Lwow (Lemberg, now Lviv in the Ukraine) still
exists. Are there any grave stones left after the devastations
of WWII and the communists?
MODERATOR NOTE: The page is at <http://tinyurl.com/JOWBR-Lviv>.


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Re: Jewish cemetery in Lwow (Lviv, Lemberg) #rabbinic

tom
 

There is a page describing the Lviv cemetery in the JewishGen JOWBR.

....... tom klein, toronto

Isak Gath <ISAK@bm.technion.ac.il> wrote:

I was wondering if anybody of you know if the old Jewish
cemetery in Lwow (Lemberg, now Lviv in the Ukraine) still
exists. Are there any grave stones left after the devastations
of WWII and the communists?
MODERATOR NOTE: The page is at <http://tinyurl.com/JOWBR-Lviv>.


Re: State archive records less than 100 years old #general

Mark Halpern <willie46@...>
 

Avraham Kahana's original message to this forum was specific to research in
Poland. He asks whether researchers can access records at the Polish civil
records offices (Urzad Stanu Cywilnego or USC) that are 100 years old or
less. The answer is that Polish privacy laws, as well as regulations
applicable to USC offices, do not allow for individual research of vital
records at those offices. This applies to all vital records held at USC
offices whether less than or more than 100 years old.

Addressing Chuck Weinstein's message, about half of the more than four and
one-half million indices in the JRI-Poland database are not >from LDS
microfilms. These indices are the result of records indexed directly >from
records in the regional branches of the Polish State Archives. JRI-Poland
teams did travel >from archive to archive picking up copies of index pages,
and where there were no original index pages, JRI-Poland would arrange for
local archivists/researchers to create indexes >from the original records.
The LDS has not microfilmed records at the Polish State Archives since the
1980s and are not currently filming or digitizing these records.

JRI-Poland is an independent and unique organization and database. Although
the JRI-Poland database is hosted by JewishGen and this database is shared
with the JewishGen All Poland database, JRI-Poland is a completely separate
organization with an independent volunteer management and separate
fundraising. Most of the other SIGs (Litvak SIG being the exception) are
part of or affiliated with JewishGen.

The JRI-Poland database is the largest of the country databases and was
built over the years as a result of cooperation with the Polish State
Archives, the LDS organization, and many other organizations with access to
Jewish records of Poland. JRI-Poland is still indexing LDS microfilmed
records through our Shtetl CO-OP initiatives, which have indexed records for
260 Polish towns. JRI-Poland supports Chuck Weinstein's call for volunteer
to help index the LDS microfilms for your ancestral town. Please see
http://www.jri-poland.org/shtetl/status.htm

Mark Halpern
JRI-Poland

Chuck Weinstein <Cmw521@earthlink.net> wrote:
Avraham Yehoshua Kahana asked why JRI-Poland indexing teams do not go to the
local civil offices to index records. The answer is there are no teams.
Virtually all records that are indexed on all of the SIGs come >from efforts
by the LDS Church to film vital records everywhere around the world. Due to
privacy rules in most countries, they are only allowed to film records in
the State Archives. In Poland, as in most other European countries, these
records are not available for mass filming before the end of the privacy
period. Individual researchers can go and examine local records under
whatever rules may apply in each locality. Here in the United States, and
wherever the Mormons have a presence, microfilms of the original records are
available at most LDS churches in their attached Family History Centers.
You may have to order the appropriate film reels >from Salt Lake City, but
they are available for a token fee. The indexes are necessary to order the
right reel and to help you find the record amongst thousands on a reel.

There are still millions of Jewish records the Mormons have filmed
throughout Europe that have not yet been indexed by SIGs. If you are
interested in organizing or participating in a project to index records,
contact your SIGs of interest to find out what is necessary and available.
In order to index records, you will need some basic familiarity with
Microsoft Excel and some spare time to help your fellow researchers find
family records. You don't even have to leave your living room to do this
work. You can even do it in Israel. There are many different translation
guides available to help you figure out what information is on each record.
Unfortunately, there are still some areas of eastern Europe that are
off-limits to the Mormons still and other areas are just now being filmed.
However, there are still many projects available.
MODERATOR NOTE: Since Mark Halpern has now provided the definitive answer to
Avraham Yehoshua Kahana's questions regarding JRI-Poland, this discussion
thread is hereby closed.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: State archive records less than 100 years old #general

Mark Halpern <willie46@...>
 

Avraham Kahana's original message to this forum was specific to research in
Poland. He asks whether researchers can access records at the Polish civil
records offices (Urzad Stanu Cywilnego or USC) that are 100 years old or
less. The answer is that Polish privacy laws, as well as regulations
applicable to USC offices, do not allow for individual research of vital
records at those offices. This applies to all vital records held at USC
offices whether less than or more than 100 years old.

Addressing Chuck Weinstein's message, about half of the more than four and
one-half million indices in the JRI-Poland database are not >from LDS
microfilms. These indices are the result of records indexed directly >from
records in the regional branches of the Polish State Archives. JRI-Poland
teams did travel >from archive to archive picking up copies of index pages,
and where there were no original index pages, JRI-Poland would arrange for
local archivists/researchers to create indexes >from the original records.
The LDS has not microfilmed records at the Polish State Archives since the
1980s and are not currently filming or digitizing these records.

JRI-Poland is an independent and unique organization and database. Although
the JRI-Poland database is hosted by JewishGen and this database is shared
with the JewishGen All Poland database, JRI-Poland is a completely separate
organization with an independent volunteer management and separate
fundraising. Most of the other SIGs (Litvak SIG being the exception) are
part of or affiliated with JewishGen.

The JRI-Poland database is the largest of the country databases and was
built over the years as a result of cooperation with the Polish State
Archives, the LDS organization, and many other organizations with access to
Jewish records of Poland. JRI-Poland is still indexing LDS microfilmed
records through our Shtetl CO-OP initiatives, which have indexed records for
260 Polish towns. JRI-Poland supports Chuck Weinstein's call for volunteer
to help index the LDS microfilms for your ancestral town. Please see
http://www.jri-poland.org/shtetl/status.htm

Mark Halpern
JRI-Poland

Chuck Weinstein <Cmw521@earthlink.net> wrote:
Avraham Yehoshua Kahana asked why JRI-Poland indexing teams do not go to the
local civil offices to index records. The answer is there are no teams.
Virtually all records that are indexed on all of the SIGs come >from efforts
by the LDS Church to film vital records everywhere around the world. Due to
privacy rules in most countries, they are only allowed to film records in
the State Archives. In Poland, as in most other European countries, these
records are not available for mass filming before the end of the privacy
period. Individual researchers can go and examine local records under
whatever rules may apply in each locality. Here in the United States, and
wherever the Mormons have a presence, microfilms of the original records are
available at most LDS churches in their attached Family History Centers.
You may have to order the appropriate film reels >from Salt Lake City, but
they are available for a token fee. The indexes are necessary to order the
right reel and to help you find the record amongst thousands on a reel.

There are still millions of Jewish records the Mormons have filmed
throughout Europe that have not yet been indexed by SIGs. If you are
interested in organizing or participating in a project to index records,
contact your SIGs of interest to find out what is necessary and available.
In order to index records, you will need some basic familiarity with
Microsoft Excel and some spare time to help your fellow researchers find
family records. You don't even have to leave your living room to do this
work. You can even do it in Israel. There are many different translation
guides available to help you figure out what information is on each record.
Unfortunately, there are still some areas of eastern Europe that are
off-limits to the Mormons still and other areas are just now being filmed.
However, there are still many projects available.
MODERATOR NOTE: Since Mark Halpern has now provided the definitive answer to
Avraham Yehoshua Kahana's questions regarding JRI-Poland, this discussion
thread is hereby closed.


2012 IAJGS Awards Nominations #general

barbara <barbara.hershey@...>
 

You are invited to consider submitting a nomination for a 2012 IAJGS
Achievement Award. Please remember that the deadline for submission of
nominations for the 4 IAJGS Achievement Awards is APRIL 17.

Nominations may be submitted by member societies of IAJGS. If you are an
individual with an idea for a nomination, please contact your local Jewish
Genealogical Society. The IAJGS website has a listing of those member
societies. Complete information about the awards is also on the website
at iajgs.org/awards/awards.html

Nominations should be made using the one-step form at stevemorse.org

The categories for the awards are Lifetime Achievement, Outstanding
Contribution to Jewish Genealogy via the Internet, Print or Electronic
Product, Programming or Project that Advances the Objectives of Jewish
Genealogy, and Outstanding Publication by a Member Organization of IAJGS.

Please read the descriptions of the awards and instructions online. For
further questions, you are welcome to email me.

Barbara Hershey
for the Awards Committee (Joel Spector, Carol Hoffman, Jay Sage, Evelyn
Steinberg)
Portland, Oregon, USA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen 2012 IAJGS Awards Nominations #general

barbara <barbara.hershey@...>
 

You are invited to consider submitting a nomination for a 2012 IAJGS
Achievement Award. Please remember that the deadline for submission of
nominations for the 4 IAJGS Achievement Awards is APRIL 17.

Nominations may be submitted by member societies of IAJGS. If you are an
individual with an idea for a nomination, please contact your local Jewish
Genealogical Society. The IAJGS website has a listing of those member
societies. Complete information about the awards is also on the website
at iajgs.org/awards/awards.html

Nominations should be made using the one-step form at stevemorse.org

The categories for the awards are Lifetime Achievement, Outstanding
Contribution to Jewish Genealogy via the Internet, Print or Electronic
Product, Programming or Project that Advances the Objectives of Jewish
Genealogy, and Outstanding Publication by a Member Organization of IAJGS.

Please read the descriptions of the awards and instructions online. For
further questions, you are welcome to email me.

Barbara Hershey
for the Awards Committee (Joel Spector, Carol Hoffman, Jay Sage, Evelyn
Steinberg)
Portland, Oregon, USA


Amsterdam tel. directories 1930s-45. #general

nigel wilson <wilsonettess@...>
 

If anyone has access to Amsterdam telephone directories mid 1930s-45
please contact me privately.

I have a full address but wish to confirm that a certain family actually
lived in an apartment in the said building.

Many thanks.

Patricia Wilson (Israel)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Amsterdam tel. directories 1930s-45. #general

nigel wilson <wilsonettess@...>
 

If anyone has access to Amsterdam telephone directories mid 1930s-45
please contact me privately.

I have a full address but wish to confirm that a certain family actually
lived in an apartment in the said building.

Many thanks.

Patricia Wilson (Israel)


Lookup at New Montefiore Pinelawn Cemetery Long Island #general

Rose
 

Dear Group

If anyone is going to the New Montefiore Pinelawn Cemetery Long Island in
the next few weeks could they please do a lookup for me? I have the burial
details if anyone can assist.

Please respond privately.

Best regards
Rose Raymen
Perth, Western Australia


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Lookup at New Montefiore Pinelawn Cemetery Long Island #general

Rose
 

Dear Group

If anyone is going to the New Montefiore Pinelawn Cemetery Long Island in
the next few weeks could they please do a lookup for me? I have the burial
details if anyone can assist.

Please respond privately.

Best regards
Rose Raymen
Perth, Western Australia


Re: Jewish cemetery in Lwow (Lviv, Lemberg) #general

Sam Wolff <baalh@...>
 

You might try Di Gildene Royze. The Turei Zahav Synagogue in Lviv [Lemberg].
Reasonably priced copies are available for sale on the internet.

It has a general chapter on Jews in Lviv, and an appendix on the
archaeology of the synagogue by David Amit (Jerusalem)- perhaps you should
try ringing up David...

Sam Wolff
Jerusalem

Isak Gath wrote:

I was wondering if anybody of you know if the old Jewish cemetery in Lwow
(Lemberg, now Lviv in the Ukraine) still exists. Are there any grave stones
left after the devastations of WWII and the communists?


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Jewish cemetery in Lwow (Lviv, Lemberg) #general

Sam Wolff <baalh@...>
 

You might try Di Gildene Royze. The Turei Zahav Synagogue in Lviv [Lemberg].
Reasonably priced copies are available for sale on the internet.

It has a general chapter on Jews in Lviv, and an appendix on the
archaeology of the synagogue by David Amit (Jerusalem)- perhaps you should
try ringing up David...

Sam Wolff
Jerusalem

Isak Gath wrote:

I was wondering if anybody of you know if the old Jewish cemetery in Lwow
(Lemberg, now Lviv in the Ukraine) still exists. Are there any grave stones
left after the devastations of WWII and the communists?


1940 US Census (Great Uncle Herman GANZ) #general

Helen Kastenbaum
 

I found my Gr Uncle, Herman GANZ, in the US WW2 draft registration cards,
age 54, living in Philadelphia, Pa, at 965 Marshall St. I tried the 1930
Census no luck. But now I had a lead. At last, I would with determination
find my elusive uncle.

I found the En# 51-389, image 1 frame 1105, roll 3698. I knew that he was
born in Aus/Hungary and had immigrated to the USA in 1914. His address on
Marshall St was between Grand Ave and Poplar.

But now, I thought that I would get the info about his wife and daughter.
I knew that he had a drygoods store, but he had always been an unknown
for me. I knew nothing about his life in the US.

He died in Israel. So I had the beginning and the end, So I scrolled thru
20 pages. The was no 965 Marshall St. No Herman GANZ, no wife and daughter.

So my question is: Is there anyone out there in Philadelphia, PA who
remembers a drygoods store on Marshall Ave #965 ??

Helen Ganz Kastenbaum
Port St. Lucie, Fla
USA

MODERATOR NOTE: What is referred to, above, as "En#," is usually called
the "ED #": an abbreviation for Enumeration District.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen 1940 US Census (Great Uncle Herman GANZ) #general

Helen Kastenbaum
 

I found my Gr Uncle, Herman GANZ, in the US WW2 draft registration cards,
age 54, living in Philadelphia, Pa, at 965 Marshall St. I tried the 1930
Census no luck. But now I had a lead. At last, I would with determination
find my elusive uncle.

I found the En# 51-389, image 1 frame 1105, roll 3698. I knew that he was
born in Aus/Hungary and had immigrated to the USA in 1914. His address on
Marshall St was between Grand Ave and Poplar.

But now, I thought that I would get the info about his wife and daughter.
I knew that he had a drygoods store, but he had always been an unknown
for me. I knew nothing about his life in the US.

He died in Israel. So I had the beginning and the end, So I scrolled thru
20 pages. The was no 965 Marshall St. No Herman GANZ, no wife and daughter.

So my question is: Is there anyone out there in Philadelphia, PA who
remembers a drygoods store on Marshall Ave #965 ??

Helen Ganz Kastenbaum
Port St. Lucie, Fla
USA

MODERATOR NOTE: What is referred to, above, as "En#," is usually called
the "ED #": an abbreviation for Enumeration District.


Estonia Population Registers 1918-1944 on FamilySearch #latvia

Marion Werle <werle@...>
 

FamilySearch (LDS) has just posted digitized population registers for
Estonia, for the period 1918-1944. They are arranged by city, and do not
appear to be indexed. These are not specifically Jewish records, but if you
have family who lived in Estonia, it might be worth a look. The website is
https://familysearch.org.

Marion Werle
<werle@linkline.com>


Latvia SIG #Latvia Estonia Population Registers 1918-1944 on FamilySearch #latvia

Marion Werle <werle@...>
 

FamilySearch (LDS) has just posted digitized population registers for
Estonia, for the period 1918-1944. They are arranged by city, and do not
appear to be indexed. These are not specifically Jewish records, but if you
have family who lived in Estonia, it might be worth a look. The website is
https://familysearch.org.

Marion Werle
<werle@linkline.com>

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