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Jewish cemetery in Lwow (Lviv, Lemberg) #general

isak@bm.technion.ac.il
 

Dear Genners
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?
Thank you and Chag Sameach
Isak Gath, Haifa


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

isak@bm.technion.ac.il
 

Dear Genners
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?
Thank you and Chag Sameach
Isak Gath, Haifa


Re: Kaluszyn Poland #general

Denise Azbill <famaz1@...>
 

I googled Kaluszyn and discovered there is actually information about it on
JewishGen. It is part of the Siedlce Archives Project.

I would like to contact Susan Stone or Michael Nolan, but am unable to click on
their names to get their email addresses as I don't use outlook, I guess.
If anyone can help me, please respond privately.

Thank you,
Denise Azbill
Las Vegas, NV


CWERENBAUM in Minsk Maz Poland #general

Denise Azbill <famaz1@...>
 

I found the surname CWERENBAUM, which is my grandmother's maiden name, in
the JRI-PL database list of names. It said it was in "PSA surnames 1856-1903."
And that it was in Minsk Maz, Kaluszyn, Warszawa. But when I ran the name
through the JRI-PL search, nothing came up for that name in that place.

Is there someone out there who is in charge of this project and can give me
some direction?

Thank you,
Denise Azbill


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Kaluszyn Poland #general

Denise Azbill <famaz1@...>
 

I googled Kaluszyn and discovered there is actually information about it on
JewishGen. It is part of the Siedlce Archives Project.

I would like to contact Susan Stone or Michael Nolan, but am unable to click on
their names to get their email addresses as I don't use outlook, I guess.
If anyone can help me, please respond privately.

Thank you,
Denise Azbill
Las Vegas, NV


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen CWERENBAUM in Minsk Maz Poland #general

Denise Azbill <famaz1@...>
 

I found the surname CWERENBAUM, which is my grandmother's maiden name, in
the JRI-PL database list of names. It said it was in "PSA surnames 1856-1903."
And that it was in Minsk Maz, Kaluszyn, Warszawa. But when I ran the name
through the JRI-PL search, nothing came up for that name in that place.

Is there someone out there who is in charge of this project and can give me
some direction?

Thank you,
Denise Azbill


Re: Azencot family from Tangier, Morocco #general

Mathilde
 

Shalom Cristina Alarcon,

You wrote:
Hi! I have recently discovered my grandfather's family tree here:
http://data.jewishgen.org/wconnect/wc.dll?jg~jgsys~ftjppedcure2~5721007

He was Salomon Horacio AZANCOT, born in Tangier in 1878. I am wondering if
anyone has more info on the Azancot family history..
---

There are 15 biographies, most of them >from people >from Tangier called
AZANCOT or AZENCOT, in the following book::
Laredo, Abraham. Les noms des Juifs du maroc; essai d'onomastique
judeo-marocaine. Madrid, Instituto B.Arias Montana, 1978. (French)
[The surnames of Morocco jews; essay of judeo-moroccan onomastics).
To the onomastic explanation for a single surname, Laredo used to add
some biographie.
The book is a masterpiece.

Moadim leSimha!

Mathilde Tagger
Israel genealogy research Association
www.genealogy.org.il


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Azencot family from Tangier, Morocco #general

Mathilde
 

Shalom Cristina Alarcon,

You wrote:
Hi! I have recently discovered my grandfather's family tree here:
http://data.jewishgen.org/wconnect/wc.dll?jg~jgsys~ftjppedcure2~5721007

He was Salomon Horacio AZANCOT, born in Tangier in 1878. I am wondering if
anyone has more info on the Azancot family history..
---

There are 15 biographies, most of them >from people >from Tangier called
AZANCOT or AZENCOT, in the following book::
Laredo, Abraham. Les noms des Juifs du maroc; essai d'onomastique
judeo-marocaine. Madrid, Instituto B.Arias Montana, 1978. (French)
[The surnames of Morocco jews; essay of judeo-moroccan onomastics).
To the onomastic explanation for a single surname, Laredo used to add
some biographie.
The book is a masterpiece.

Moadim leSimha!

Mathilde Tagger
Israel genealogy research Association
www.genealogy.org.il


Postcards from Ranizow #galicia

Jill Williams <jill_64@...>
 

Hi

I have posted two postcards >from Ranizow, Poland on Viewmate.

The first one is in Yiddish >from 1928. It is >from Gitla Reich Mandel in
Ranizow. She sent it to her brother (my great grandfather) Simon Reich
living in NYC.
front side of postcard:
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=22347
back side of postcard:
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=22348

The second postcard is in German >from 1940. It is also >from Gitla
Reich Mandel in Ranizow to her brother Simon Reich.
front side of postcard:
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=22354
back side of postcard:
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=22353

I just found a number of these postcards >from Ranizow, ranging >from
1928-1941, in with my grandmother's old photos. I would greatly
appreciate translation of these.

Thank you very much!

Jill Seskin Williams
Rio Rancho, New Mexico, USA


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Postcards from Ranizow #galicia

Jill Williams <jill_64@...>
 

Hi

I have posted two postcards >from Ranizow, Poland on Viewmate.

The first one is in Yiddish >from 1928. It is >from Gitla Reich Mandel in
Ranizow. She sent it to her brother (my great grandfather) Simon Reich
living in NYC.
front side of postcard:
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=22347
back side of postcard:
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=22348

The second postcard is in German >from 1940. It is also >from Gitla
Reich Mandel in Ranizow to her brother Simon Reich.
front side of postcard:
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=22354
back side of postcard:
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=22353

I just found a number of these postcards >from Ranizow, ranging >from
1928-1941, in with my grandmother's old photos. I would greatly
appreciate translation of these.

Thank you very much!

Jill Seskin Williams
Rio Rancho, New Mexico, USA


Re: uncle vs cousin #germany

Dick Plotz
 

One factor leading to confusion between the terms cousin and uncle is
that the German word Vetter, meaning cousin, is essentially the same
word as the Yiddish word fetter, meaning uncle. Since almost nobody in
central Europe would have used the English words "cousin" or "uncle"
to describe a relative, someone hearing "fetter Jakob" would interpret
it as either "uncle Jacob" or "cousin Jacob", depending on whether
they were thinking in Yiddish or German. It's a setup for confusion.

Dick Plotz Providence RI USA Dick@Plotz.com

Herbert Kaufmann wrote:

So far as using the term Uncle loosely, it was and is used in Germany - as
it is in America - often to address an older close friend of the family or
an older relative whose actual relationship is obscure. True also of Cousin
for similar uncertain relationships.


German SIG #Germany Re: uncle vs cousin #germany

Dick Plotz
 

One factor leading to confusion between the terms cousin and uncle is
that the German word Vetter, meaning cousin, is essentially the same
word as the Yiddish word fetter, meaning uncle. Since almost nobody in
central Europe would have used the English words "cousin" or "uncle"
to describe a relative, someone hearing "fetter Jakob" would interpret
it as either "uncle Jacob" or "cousin Jacob", depending on whether
they were thinking in Yiddish or German. It's a setup for confusion.

Dick Plotz Providence RI USA Dick@Plotz.com

Herbert Kaufmann wrote:

So far as using the term Uncle loosely, it was and is used in Germany - as
it is in America - often to address an older close friend of the family or
an older relative whose actual relationship is obscure. True also of Cousin
for similar uncertain relationships.


Help Grow JOWBR - Next Update #ukraine

Nolan Altman
 

The next update to JewishGen's JOWBR (JewishGen's Online Worldwide Burial
Registry) Database (http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/) will be in
June and will include all submissions made through May 31. Per JOWBR's
requirements, submissions should include complete cemeteries or cemetery
sections, not individual family burial information.

JOWBR currently contains over 1.7 million Jewish burial records >from 65
countries. The database grows through the efforts of our donors; Jewish
Genealogical Societies, individuals, historical societies, cemetery
administrators, synagogues and Chevra Kadishas. If you are aware of
cemetery records that are not currently in our database, we would appreciate
if you could help us obtain them and help grow the database.

If you're interested in making a submission, please see "Submitting Data to
JOWBR" at http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/Submit.htm If you
prefer, you can also watch our online screencasts that show you how JOWBR
works and will also walk you through the completion of the standard
templates at http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/Screencasts/

If you have any questions, please contact me at NAltman@JewishGen.org Thank
you in advance for your help!

Nolan Altman
JewishGen VP for Data Acquisition
JOWBR Coordinator
nta@pipeline.com


Wartime documents tell story of lost Soviet community - article in English #ukraine

rosef@...
 

The same article has now be published in English. Here is the URL -
http://www.haaretz.com/jewish-world/silent-holocaust-finds-its-voice-wartime-documents-tell-story-of-lost-soviet-community-1.423644
Thanks to Michael Shade for the update on our facebook page.


Rose Feldman
Israel Genealogy Research Association http://genealogy.org.il
http://facebook.com/israelgenealogy


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Help Grow JOWBR - Next Update #ukraine

Nolan Altman
 

The next update to JewishGen's JOWBR (JewishGen's Online Worldwide Burial
Registry) Database (http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/) will be in
June and will include all submissions made through May 31. Per JOWBR's
requirements, submissions should include complete cemeteries or cemetery
sections, not individual family burial information.

JOWBR currently contains over 1.7 million Jewish burial records >from 65
countries. The database grows through the efforts of our donors; Jewish
Genealogical Societies, individuals, historical societies, cemetery
administrators, synagogues and Chevra Kadishas. If you are aware of
cemetery records that are not currently in our database, we would appreciate
if you could help us obtain them and help grow the database.

If you're interested in making a submission, please see "Submitting Data to
JOWBR" at http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/Submit.htm If you
prefer, you can also watch our online screencasts that show you how JOWBR
works and will also walk you through the completion of the standard
templates at http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/Screencasts/

If you have any questions, please contact me at NAltman@JewishGen.org Thank
you in advance for your help!

Nolan Altman
JewishGen VP for Data Acquisition
JOWBR Coordinator
nta@pipeline.com


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Wartime documents tell story of lost Soviet community - article in English #ukraine

rosef@...
 

The same article has now be published in English. Here is the URL -
http://www.haaretz.com/jewish-world/silent-holocaust-finds-its-voice-wartime-documents-tell-story-of-lost-soviet-community-1.423644
Thanks to Michael Shade for the update on our facebook page.


Rose Feldman
Israel Genealogy Research Association http://genealogy.org.il
http://facebook.com/israelgenealogy


Million documents dealing with Jewish communities that were wipped out in Soviet Union #ukraine

rosef@...
 

Though I have yet to find an announcement in English, Ha'aretz
newspaper in Hebrew announced that a million documents dealing with
the Jewish communities that were wiped out in the Soviet Union will be
made available. If you right click on the article you can get a
translation.
http://www.haaretz.co.il/news/education/1.1683821
Hopefully there will be announcement in English soon as the Holocaust
Remembrance Day in Israel approaches.

Here is another link about a new website chronicling the unusual
history of Jewish Holocaust-era theater
http://www.haaretz.com/jewish-world/new-website-chronicles-unusual-history-of-jewish-holocaust-era-theater-1.423655

Rose Feldman
Israel Genealogy Research Association
http://genealogy.org.il
http://facebook.com/israelgenealogy


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Million documents dealing with Jewish communities that were wipped out in Soviet Union #ukraine

rosef@...
 

Though I have yet to find an announcement in English, Ha'aretz
newspaper in Hebrew announced that a million documents dealing with
the Jewish communities that were wiped out in the Soviet Union will be
made available. If you right click on the article you can get a
translation.
http://www.haaretz.co.il/news/education/1.1683821
Hopefully there will be announcement in English soon as the Holocaust
Remembrance Day in Israel approaches.

Here is another link about a new website chronicling the unusual
history of Jewish Holocaust-era theater
http://www.haaretz.com/jewish-world/new-website-chronicles-unusual-history-of-jewish-holocaust-era-theater-1.423655

Rose Feldman
Israel Genealogy Research Association
http://genealogy.org.il
http://facebook.com/israelgenealogy


Help Grow JOWBR - Next Update #bessarabia

Nolan Altman
 

The next update to JewishGen's JOWBR (JewishGen's Online Worldwide Burial
Registry) Database (http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/) will be in
June and will include all submissions made through May 31. Per JOWBR's
requirements, submissions should include complete cemeteries or cemetery
sections, not individual family burial information.

JOWBR currently contains over 1.7 million Jewish burial records >from 65
countries. The database grows through the efforts of our donors; Jewish
Genealogical Societies, individuals, historical societies, cemetery
administrators, synagogues and Chevra Kadishas. If you are aware of
cemetery records that are not currently in our database, we would appreciate
if you could help us obtain them and help grow the database.

If you're interested in making a submission, please see "Submitting Data to
JOWBR" at http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/Submit.htm If you
prefer, you can also watch our online screencasts that show you how JOWBR
works and will also walk you through the completion of the standard
templates at http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/Screencasts/

If you have any questions, please contact me at NAltman@JewishGen.org Thank
you in advance for your help!

Nolan Altman
JewishGen VP for Data Acquisition
JOWBR Coordinator
nta@pipeline.com


Bessarabia SIG #Bessarabia Help Grow JOWBR - Next Update #bessarabia

Nolan Altman
 

The next update to JewishGen's JOWBR (JewishGen's Online Worldwide Burial
Registry) Database (http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/) will be in
June and will include all submissions made through May 31. Per JOWBR's
requirements, submissions should include complete cemeteries or cemetery
sections, not individual family burial information.

JOWBR currently contains over 1.7 million Jewish burial records >from 65
countries. The database grows through the efforts of our donors; Jewish
Genealogical Societies, individuals, historical societies, cemetery
administrators, synagogues and Chevra Kadishas. If you are aware of
cemetery records that are not currently in our database, we would appreciate
if you could help us obtain them and help grow the database.

If you're interested in making a submission, please see "Submitting Data to
JOWBR" at http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/Submit.htm If you
prefer, you can also watch our online screencasts that show you how JOWBR
works and will also walk you through the completion of the standard
templates at http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/Screencasts/

If you have any questions, please contact me at NAltman@JewishGen.org Thank
you in advance for your help!

Nolan Altman
JewishGen VP for Data Acquisition
JOWBR Coordinator
nta@pipeline.com

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