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help with Lithuanian town name #general

David Laskin
 

Some of my family members who lived in Lithuania (then Poland) in the 1920s
and 1930s went to a resort town near Vilnius (then Vilna) for medical/spa
treatments. They wrote to relatives in Israel about the town, spelling it
with the Hebrew letters Resh Aleph Yod.

Rai? Rei? Does anyone have a clue what this town could be? Thanks.

David Laskin, Seattle, WA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen help with Lithuanian town name #general

David Laskin
 

Some of my family members who lived in Lithuania (then Poland) in the 1920s
and 1930s went to a resort town near Vilnius (then Vilna) for medical/spa
treatments. They wrote to relatives in Israel about the town, spelling it
with the Hebrew letters Resh Aleph Yod.

Rai? Rei? Does anyone have a clue what this town could be? Thanks.

David Laskin, Seattle, WA


Re: WWII British Royal Navy records #general

Rose Feldman <rosef@...>
 

The museum of the Jewish Battalion in World War One in Avihail, Israel
outside of Netanya has expanded to include the Jewish volunteers to the
British army in both World Wars. The site is only in Hebrew but here is
their email address. hagdudim_museum@...

This is their website http://www.mod.gov.il/pages/heritage/gdudim.asp

Rose Feldman
IGS webmistress
http://www.isragen.org.il
keep up to date on archives, databases and genealogy in general with
http://twitter.com/isragen

Dina Klayman <jklayman@...> wrote:

I wonder if anyone can help me find a cousin who was in English navy
during WW. Also I would like to be able to connect with the Jewish Brigade
which was stationed in Belgium in 1945.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: WWII British Royal Navy records #general

Rose Feldman <rosef@...>
 

The museum of the Jewish Battalion in World War One in Avihail, Israel
outside of Netanya has expanded to include the Jewish volunteers to the
British army in both World Wars. The site is only in Hebrew but here is
their email address. hagdudim_museum@...

This is their website http://www.mod.gov.il/pages/heritage/gdudim.asp

Rose Feldman
IGS webmistress
http://www.isragen.org.il
keep up to date on archives, databases and genealogy in general with
http://twitter.com/isragen

Dina Klayman <jklayman@...> wrote:

I wonder if anyone can help me find a cousin who was in English navy
during WW. Also I would like to be able to connect with the Jewish Brigade
which was stationed in Belgium in 1945.


Re: Port of entry - USA #general

rosef@...
 

My mother landed there in Nov 1922. It was already the period of the quotas,
and I am guessing that those that missed arriving at NY in time for the
first of the month, got off at other ports.

Rose Feldman
IGS webmistress
http://www.isragen.org.il
keep up to date on archives, databases and genealogy in general with
http://twitter.com/isragen

Israel Pikholz <IsraelP@...> wrote
I just had my first experience with passengers arriving at Providence. Sailing
was >from Jaffa in 1929. I don't recall any discussion of this possibility
before, but even if there was, it may be useful to mention it again.
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JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Port of entry - USA #general

rosef@...
 

My mother landed there in Nov 1922. It was already the period of the quotas,
and I am guessing that those that missed arriving at NY in time for the
first of the month, got off at other ports.

Rose Feldman
IGS webmistress
http://www.isragen.org.il
keep up to date on archives, databases and genealogy in general with
http://twitter.com/isragen

Israel Pikholz <IsraelP@...> wrote
I just had my first experience with passengers arriving at Providence. Sailing
was >from Jaffa in 1929. I don't recall any discussion of this possibility
before, but even if there was, it may be useful to mention it again.
MODERATOR NOTE: For ease of understanding message context, it is advisable
to include a relevant section of the message to which one is responding.


Oderberg Germany Jewish Cemetery #austria-czech

Ittai Hershman
 

I recently discovered that my relative Benjamin LIEBER (born in Brzozow)
died on 26 December 1914 as an Austro-Hungarian World War I casualty. The
record in German states "gestorben im Spital Deutsche Schule im Bahnhof
Oderberg, beerdigt am dortingen Freidhof". (Ref: http://tinyurl.com/3rccn5o
for the curious).

Oderberg seems to be about 65km Northeast of Berlin as the crow flies. And
sure enough, it seems there is a Jewish cemetery there
(http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oderberg), but it is not included in JOWBR.
It is listed in the International Jewish Cemetery Project, but without any
details.

I would be grateful for any information about the state of this Jewish
cemetery and the odds of finding his 1914 grave intact. Ideally, of course,
I am seeking a photograph.

Ittai Hershman


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Oderberg Germany Jewish Cemetery #austria-czech

Ittai Hershman
 

I recently discovered that my relative Benjamin LIEBER (born in Brzozow)
died on 26 December 1914 as an Austro-Hungarian World War I casualty. The
record in German states "gestorben im Spital Deutsche Schule im Bahnhof
Oderberg, beerdigt am dortingen Freidhof". (Ref: http://tinyurl.com/3rccn5o
for the curious).

Oderberg seems to be about 65km Northeast of Berlin as the crow flies. And
sure enough, it seems there is a Jewish cemetery there
(http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oderberg), but it is not included in JOWBR.
It is listed in the International Jewish Cemetery Project, but without any
details.

I would be grateful for any information about the state of this Jewish
cemetery and the odds of finding his 1914 grave intact. Ideally, of course,
I am seeking a photograph.

Ittai Hershman


Only 3 Days Left for Early Bird Regustratuib #austria-czech

31st IAJGS Conference <dc2011_conference@...>
 

Don’t miss out on your chance to attend this Capital Conference!

You’ll be able to learn >from the best, network, and research your family
roots in a city praised for its numerous records facilities--- at the 31st
International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies (IAJGS)
International Conference on Jewish Genealogy--- August 14-19-- at the
spacious, easy to reach Grand Hyatt Washington Hotel, 1000 H Street NW. This
keystone event in Jewish genealogy research annually brings together 1200
attendees >from 17 countries. This year, it’s being hosted by the Jewish
Genealogy Society of Greater Washington, which has successfully hosted five
other International Conferences.

Join us for---

< A Pre-Conference Shabbat Scholar, the dynamic Rabbi Shmuley Boteach,
best-selling author of 23 books, and host of an award-winning national TV
show, lecturing after a Friday night Shabbat dinner, then leading a
discussion on Saturday

< A Keynote Address to launch the Conference, by an internationally-known
figure in the world of genealogy (to be announced on Thursday)

< Over 160 diverse sessions targeting all levels of genealogy research,
presented by highly experienced speakers and panelists; the sessions also
include over 25 Special Interest Group (SIG) and Birds of a Feather (BOF)
meetings

< Both PC and Mac computer workshops covering state of the art genealogy
software and Internet usage, taught by well-versed instructors

< A Repository Orientation and Fair, where local records facility experts
will explain each facility’s holdings and how to best use them, and you’ll
be able to ask questions at their booths

< A Resource Center, consisting of three sections: a well-stocked map/book
collection on genealogical topics; an area with five computers for readily
accessing the Names database of the U. S. Holocaust Memorial Museum; and
another section with 35 computers for free access to numerous databases
usually only available through paid subscription, and access to other
“usually free” databases

< Ten SIG luncheons and one breakfast, where you’ll hear prominent
speakers discussing topics highly relevant to your ancestral roots, and can
network with researchers like yourself

< Breakfasts with the Experts, where you’ll learn how to break through
“brickwalls” blocking your family research (topics being announced shortly)

< The Conference Gala event (formerly known as the “Banquet”) with a wide
variety of kosher food, much more networking and social opportunities than
in past years, sharing in praising IAJGS awardees for their accomplishments,
AND your evening being enhanced after dinner by enjoying the world-renowned
Robyn Helzner Trio--- all for a scaled-down price, compared with past years.

But wait, there’s more! There’ll be tours (including a tour of “Jewish
Washington”), a Film Festival showing award-winning films on Judaic topics,
a Document Translation service, and Vendors offering genealogy and Judaic
wares. We’ll also have morning Minyanim, kosher meals wherever meals are
served at the Conference, and a sandwich-level Konference Kafe in the hotel,
providing informal kosher food so that you don’t miss valuable sessions.

Don’t pass up this Conference! Go over to our web site, www.dc2011.org, to
learn more about the Conference program, AND register! Now’s the time to
make sure that it’s on your August schedule!

See you in Washington!

DC2011 Conference Co-Chairs
Marlene Katz Bishow
Vic Cohen
Sue Isman


JOWBR Update Reminder #austria-czech

Nolan Altman
 

A reminder to all of you working on indexing and photographing cemeteries
for inclusion in the JOWBR (JewishGen's Online Worldwide Burial Registry)
< http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery >.

The next update will include all submissions received by May 31.
This will give us the necessary time to have all the additional
records and photos uploaded and searchable prior to the IAJGS
conference in Washington.

If you have any questions or need any assistance, please contact me at
< NAltman@... >.

Nolan Altman
JewishGen VP for Data Acquisition
JOWBR Coordinator


Rohel-Bach-Bohm-Loeb + Associates -- personal Genealogy site #austria-czech

peterrohel@...
 

Dear Genners,

I have Joined GENI - and Below is a copy of the text in my Profile:
http://www.geni.com/people/Peter-Rohel/6000000001597596417


--- About: --------------

Started Family Tree --- April 18, 2011 (2008 ='d 3 names)

My web site since 2004: Rohel-Bach-Bohm-Loeb + Associates
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~prohel

*is No Longer Maintained - But Will Remain Available - still a great Source
of Information :)

1) If You have Contributed to the site Above - Many Thanks

2) If You Are Related & on my Old Web site - try to Connect to My Geni
Family Group

*When you Copy NAMES >from My Site - Please, Please.. - Enter the Dates,
Locations, Spouse, etc. - AND NOT - Just the MALE NAME *

If You "Benefited" >from My site -- Perhaps You can Also Type-in -- some of
Your Cousins, etc. - Not Just Your Branch :)

Thank you, Peter Rohel
-----------------------

To Some - this Means Nothing.
To Others (page co-owners) - this is a Major Change
I can be Contacted Off-List: peterrohel@... (I will be away last 3
weeks in May)

Best regards,

Peter Rohel (Toronto, Ontario)
Rohel-Bach-Bohm-Loeb + Associates (50,000 genealogy names)
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~prohel


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Only 3 Days Left for Early Bird Regustratuib #austria-czech

31st IAJGS Conference <dc2011_conference@...>
 

Don’t miss out on your chance to attend this Capital Conference!

You’ll be able to learn >from the best, network, and research your family
roots in a city praised for its numerous records facilities--- at the 31st
International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies (IAJGS)
International Conference on Jewish Genealogy--- August 14-19-- at the
spacious, easy to reach Grand Hyatt Washington Hotel, 1000 H Street NW. This
keystone event in Jewish genealogy research annually brings together 1200
attendees >from 17 countries. This year, it’s being hosted by the Jewish
Genealogy Society of Greater Washington, which has successfully hosted five
other International Conferences.

Join us for---

< A Pre-Conference Shabbat Scholar, the dynamic Rabbi Shmuley Boteach,
best-selling author of 23 books, and host of an award-winning national TV
show, lecturing after a Friday night Shabbat dinner, then leading a
discussion on Saturday

< A Keynote Address to launch the Conference, by an internationally-known
figure in the world of genealogy (to be announced on Thursday)

< Over 160 diverse sessions targeting all levels of genealogy research,
presented by highly experienced speakers and panelists; the sessions also
include over 25 Special Interest Group (SIG) and Birds of a Feather (BOF)
meetings

< Both PC and Mac computer workshops covering state of the art genealogy
software and Internet usage, taught by well-versed instructors

< A Repository Orientation and Fair, where local records facility experts
will explain each facility’s holdings and how to best use them, and you’ll
be able to ask questions at their booths

< A Resource Center, consisting of three sections: a well-stocked map/book
collection on genealogical topics; an area with five computers for readily
accessing the Names database of the U. S. Holocaust Memorial Museum; and
another section with 35 computers for free access to numerous databases
usually only available through paid subscription, and access to other
“usually free” databases

< Ten SIG luncheons and one breakfast, where you’ll hear prominent
speakers discussing topics highly relevant to your ancestral roots, and can
network with researchers like yourself

< Breakfasts with the Experts, where you’ll learn how to break through
“brickwalls” blocking your family research (topics being announced shortly)

< The Conference Gala event (formerly known as the “Banquet”) with a wide
variety of kosher food, much more networking and social opportunities than
in past years, sharing in praising IAJGS awardees for their accomplishments,
AND your evening being enhanced after dinner by enjoying the world-renowned
Robyn Helzner Trio--- all for a scaled-down price, compared with past years.

But wait, there’s more! There’ll be tours (including a tour of “Jewish
Washington”), a Film Festival showing award-winning films on Judaic topics,
a Document Translation service, and Vendors offering genealogy and Judaic
wares. We’ll also have morning Minyanim, kosher meals wherever meals are
served at the Conference, and a sandwich-level Konference Kafe in the hotel,
providing informal kosher food so that you don’t miss valuable sessions.

Don’t pass up this Conference! Go over to our web site, www.dc2011.org, to
learn more about the Conference program, AND register! Now’s the time to
make sure that it’s on your August schedule!

See you in Washington!

DC2011 Conference Co-Chairs
Marlene Katz Bishow
Vic Cohen
Sue Isman


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech JOWBR Update Reminder #austria-czech

Nolan Altman
 

A reminder to all of you working on indexing and photographing cemeteries
for inclusion in the JOWBR (JewishGen's Online Worldwide Burial Registry)
< http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery >.

The next update will include all submissions received by May 31.
This will give us the necessary time to have all the additional
records and photos uploaded and searchable prior to the IAJGS
conference in Washington.

If you have any questions or need any assistance, please contact me at
< NAltman@... >.

Nolan Altman
JewishGen VP for Data Acquisition
JOWBR Coordinator


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Rohel-Bach-Bohm-Loeb + Associates -- personal Genealogy site #austria-czech

peterrohel@...
 

Dear Genners,

I have Joined GENI - and Below is a copy of the text in my Profile:
http://www.geni.com/people/Peter-Rohel/6000000001597596417


--- About: --------------

Started Family Tree --- April 18, 2011 (2008 ='d 3 names)

My web site since 2004: Rohel-Bach-Bohm-Loeb + Associates
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~prohel

*is No Longer Maintained - But Will Remain Available - still a great Source
of Information :)

1) If You have Contributed to the site Above - Many Thanks

2) If You Are Related & on my Old Web site - try to Connect to My Geni
Family Group

*When you Copy NAMES >from My Site - Please, Please.. - Enter the Dates,
Locations, Spouse, etc. - AND NOT - Just the MALE NAME *

If You "Benefited" >from My site -- Perhaps You can Also Type-in -- some of
Your Cousins, etc. - Not Just Your Branch :)

Thank you, Peter Rohel
-----------------------

To Some - this Means Nothing.
To Others (page co-owners) - this is a Major Change
I can be Contacted Off-List: peterrohel@... (I will be away last 3
weeks in May)

Best regards,

Peter Rohel (Toronto, Ontario)
Rohel-Bach-Bohm-Loeb + Associates (50,000 genealogy names)
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~prohel


PODWINETZ #austria-czech

pgbakos@...
 

Hello to all,

In one of my periodic "surfs" through the internet to seek any new information
about family members I came across a cemetery data base in the Czech Republic
which references a cousin Joseph PODWINETZ.

I know of Joseph and that he is the son of Markus and was born in Mlada Boleslaw/
Jung Bunzlau in 1853. However, on the register the name of the father is given as Tsvi Me'ir.

I do not speak, read, write or understand Hebrew, and could not easily
find translations on-line and so would ask any of you who do to inform
me as to the meaning of this name. (The father of Markus was Daniel,
called Gedalia on his gravestone in Mlada Boleslaw).

Thanks to all.

Peter Bakos
Alenon, France
PODWINETZ (and variants) and Related families (Have seen I have two links
to Hanus Grab, so it is a small world indeed)


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech PODWINETZ #austria-czech

pgbakos@...
 

Hello to all,

In one of my periodic "surfs" through the internet to seek any new information
about family members I came across a cemetery data base in the Czech Republic
which references a cousin Joseph PODWINETZ.

I know of Joseph and that he is the son of Markus and was born in Mlada Boleslaw/
Jung Bunzlau in 1853. However, on the register the name of the father is given as Tsvi Me'ir.

I do not speak, read, write or understand Hebrew, and could not easily
find translations on-line and so would ask any of you who do to inform
me as to the meaning of this name. (The father of Markus was Daniel,
called Gedalia on his gravestone in Mlada Boleslaw).

Thanks to all.

Peter Bakos
Alenon, France
PODWINETZ (and variants) and Related families (Have seen I have two links
to Hanus Grab, so it is a small world indeed)


Working Passage to NY #general

Stew Driller
 

In looking for a manifest for a friend's g-grandfather, I found a notation
that two of her relatives "are working their passage across to New York."

The passengers were her g-grandfather and g-grandmother and their son, and
her g-g-aunt and her two children.

The notation referred to her g-grandfather and g-g-aunt. In each case the
passage was paid for by "him/herself" and they had $10 and $16 with them.

Has anyone come across this before? Any ideas what kind of work they
could have done on the ship? Would this have been a special favor to them?

They were all detained for "Dr Cert", but admitted.

They were Italian, leaving >from Naples and arrived June 23, 1897. You can
find the manifest by searching for "Giovanni Munier." The Ellis Island copy
is poor, although the note is clear.

There is also a stamp >from the US Consul in Naples at the bottom of the page,
which I haven't seen before.

Any explanations/ideas would be appreciated. Thanks.

Stew Driller
New York City


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Working Passage to NY #general

Stew Driller
 

In looking for a manifest for a friend's g-grandfather, I found a notation
that two of her relatives "are working their passage across to New York."

The passengers were her g-grandfather and g-grandmother and their son, and
her g-g-aunt and her two children.

The notation referred to her g-grandfather and g-g-aunt. In each case the
passage was paid for by "him/herself" and they had $10 and $16 with them.

Has anyone come across this before? Any ideas what kind of work they
could have done on the ship? Would this have been a special favor to them?

They were all detained for "Dr Cert", but admitted.

They were Italian, leaving >from Naples and arrived June 23, 1897. You can
find the manifest by searching for "Giovanni Munier." The Ellis Island copy
is poor, although the note is clear.

There is also a stamp >from the US Consul in Naples at the bottom of the page,
which I haven't seen before.

Any explanations/ideas would be appreciated. Thanks.

Stew Driller
New York City


Re: WWII British Royal Navy records #general

Roberta Sheps
 

Your first call should be at AJEX, The Association of Jewish ex-Servicemen
and Women.(www.ajex.org.uk) The archivist is Martin Sugarman. The site
offers a number of links you may find useful.

Roberta Sheps
Colchester, England

Dina Klayman < jklayman@... > wrote:

I wonder if anyone can help me find a cousin who was in English navy
during WW. Also I would like to be able to connect with the Jewish
Brigade which was stationed in Belgium in 1945.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen RE: WWII British Royal Navy records #general

Roberta Sheps
 

Your first call should be at AJEX, The Association of Jewish ex-Servicemen
and Women.(www.ajex.org.uk) The archivist is Martin Sugarman. The site
offers a number of links you may find useful.

Roberta Sheps
Colchester, England

Dina Klayman < jklayman@... > wrote:

I wonder if anyone can help me find a cousin who was in English navy
during WW. Also I would like to be able to connect with the Jewish
Brigade which was stationed in Belgium in 1945.