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The coins of my ancestors. #galicia

Brian Lehman <blrrcn@...>
 

Hello all,

I have had two major hobbies since I was a kid in the 70's,
Genealogy and coin collecting.

I have recently began to wonder, what was the coinage that was
used in Galicia, specifically the Tarnopol area, Mielnica,
Czortkow during 1800-1900's.

I suspect the official coinage might have been Austrian, but
given the language, partitions, the coinage actually used could
have been Polish, Russian, German.

I would appreciate any advice or suggestions to pursue this
further.

Thanks for your help,

Brian Lehman

Researching: FISCHTHAL, KLEINMAN, RINTEL, SCHNEIDER, KAHNER,
GRUNBERG - Czortkow, Galicia; SILVERSTEIN, ZILBERSCHTEIN, GROER
- Russia; SCHUSTER, LEHMAN, MENDLOWITZ, WEISSMANN, STELMACH,
SCHNEIDER, GRISCHMANN - Mielnica, Galicia; SCHNEIDER,
BORENSTEIN, JOSEPH - Chrzanow, Galicia; PISTINER, PASTERNACK,
FELDMANN, KALER - Wiznitz, Bukovina; DIEDELSCHEIMER, ELSASSER,
HABISH, HABICHT, TURKHEIMER - Muenzenheim, Germany


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia The coins of my ancestors. #galicia

Brian Lehman <blrrcn@...>
 

Hello all,

I have had two major hobbies since I was a kid in the 70's,
Genealogy and coin collecting.

I have recently began to wonder, what was the coinage that was
used in Galicia, specifically the Tarnopol area, Mielnica,
Czortkow during 1800-1900's.

I suspect the official coinage might have been Austrian, but
given the language, partitions, the coinage actually used could
have been Polish, Russian, German.

I would appreciate any advice or suggestions to pursue this
further.

Thanks for your help,

Brian Lehman

Researching: FISCHTHAL, KLEINMAN, RINTEL, SCHNEIDER, KAHNER,
GRUNBERG - Czortkow, Galicia; SILVERSTEIN, ZILBERSCHTEIN, GROER
- Russia; SCHUSTER, LEHMAN, MENDLOWITZ, WEISSMANN, STELMACH,
SCHNEIDER, GRISCHMANN - Mielnica, Galicia; SCHNEIDER,
BORENSTEIN, JOSEPH - Chrzanow, Galicia; PISTINER, PASTERNACK,
FELDMANN, KALER - Wiznitz, Bukovina; DIEDELSCHEIMER, ELSASSER,
HABISH, HABICHT, TURKHEIMER - Muenzenheim, Germany


Re: Appendicitis in Latvian Jews #latvia

Judy Simon
 

My maternal aunt, both of whose parents were Latvian Jews (from
Rezekne) had appendicitis at age 13. I also had appendicitis in my
20's (but I am only half Latvian Ashkenazi- the other half is Polish
Ashkenazi). I doubt that there is a genetic mutation protecting
Latvian Jews >from appendicitis.

Perhaps the lack of appendicitis in the Latvian Jewish records is an
artifact of translation. Have you asked Christine Usdin if any of the
disease names that she has translated could have possibly been
appendicitis?

Judy Simon
Stony Brook, NY
researching: BROZGOL, KAPELUSHNIK, MIRANSKY, SKUTELSKY, BAILENSON,
RAPPAPORT, PASSMAN >from Rezekne, Daugavpils and Ludza, Latvia;
LEFKOWITZ, KELMER, OLSTEIN, MEZELSOR, CHOJNA, AKERMAN, PLANCZNER from
the Lodz area, Poland.


Latvia SIG #Latvia re: Appendicitis in Latvian Jews #latvia

Judy Simon
 

My maternal aunt, both of whose parents were Latvian Jews (from
Rezekne) had appendicitis at age 13. I also had appendicitis in my
20's (but I am only half Latvian Ashkenazi- the other half is Polish
Ashkenazi). I doubt that there is a genetic mutation protecting
Latvian Jews >from appendicitis.

Perhaps the lack of appendicitis in the Latvian Jewish records is an
artifact of translation. Have you asked Christine Usdin if any of the
disease names that she has translated could have possibly been
appendicitis?

Judy Simon
Stony Brook, NY
researching: BROZGOL, KAPELUSHNIK, MIRANSKY, SKUTELSKY, BAILENSON,
RAPPAPORT, PASSMAN >from Rezekne, Daugavpils and Ludza, Latvia;
LEFKOWITZ, KELMER, OLSTEIN, MEZELSOR, CHOJNA, AKERMAN, PLANCZNER from
the Lodz area, Poland.


Wednesday Evening At the 31st IAJGS Conference #latvia

31st IAJGS Conference <dc2011_conference@...>
 

Hi Cousins:

We have quite a varied and interesting schedule of programs planned for
Wednesday, August 17 at the Grand Hyatt, so you may not want to leave the
air conditioned comfort of the hotel Conference Center.

Here is the line-up of sessions that evening:

7:00 PM - 8:15 PM
W-701 GenealogyIndexer.org: Searching Directories & More - Logan
Kleinwaks
W-702 Who Are the Jews of India? - Dr. Maina Singh (wife of the
Ambassador >from India)
W-703 Israel Research Comes of Age- Michael Goldstein
W-704 Polish Records - Getting the Most >from Your Research -
Hadassah Lipsius
W-705 Honoring Women's Resistance in Voice & Music - Davi Walders
& Douglas Wolters (CONCERT)
W-EE-7 The Importance of Jewish Heritage to the History of Lithuania -
Lithuanian Ambassador Zygimantas Pavilionis
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
W-FS5 FILM: "Candyman: The David Klein Story" (75 min.) (In the
Conference Theater)

Bonus:

- The Resource Center will remain open until 9:00 PM to accommodate
researchers using the ProQuest databases which will only be available for
one day for no fee.

- The Vendor Showcase will be open for your shopping and browsing >from 7:00
PM - 9:00 PM.

See you in DC!

Marlene Bishow, Co-Chair for Programs
Jeff Malka - Coordinator for Programs
dc2011_conference@comcast.net


Latvia SIG #Latvia Wednesday Evening At the 31st IAJGS Conference #latvia

31st IAJGS Conference <dc2011_conference@...>
 

Hi Cousins:

We have quite a varied and interesting schedule of programs planned for
Wednesday, August 17 at the Grand Hyatt, so you may not want to leave the
air conditioned comfort of the hotel Conference Center.

Here is the line-up of sessions that evening:

7:00 PM - 8:15 PM
W-701 GenealogyIndexer.org: Searching Directories & More - Logan
Kleinwaks
W-702 Who Are the Jews of India? - Dr. Maina Singh (wife of the
Ambassador >from India)
W-703 Israel Research Comes of Age- Michael Goldstein
W-704 Polish Records - Getting the Most >from Your Research -
Hadassah Lipsius
W-705 Honoring Women's Resistance in Voice & Music - Davi Walders
& Douglas Wolters (CONCERT)
W-EE-7 The Importance of Jewish Heritage to the History of Lithuania -
Lithuanian Ambassador Zygimantas Pavilionis
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
W-FS5 FILM: "Candyman: The David Klein Story" (75 min.) (In the
Conference Theater)

Bonus:

- The Resource Center will remain open until 9:00 PM to accommodate
researchers using the ProQuest databases which will only be available for
one day for no fee.

- The Vendor Showcase will be open for your shopping and browsing >from 7:00
PM - 9:00 PM.

See you in DC!

Marlene Bishow, Co-Chair for Programs
Jeff Malka - Coordinator for Programs
dc2011_conference@comcast.net


Finding name of ship - Draft registration as alternate source of ancestral town - correction #general

bette_sscf@...
 

My statement that WWII draft registration "cards for registrants born after
16 Feb 1897 to 31 Dec 1924 may be ordered >from the Selective Service" is no
longer valid.

Per Selective Service System http://www.sss.gov/records.htm

Change to pre-1960 Selective Service records request
Records of registrants who were born before January 1, 1960
Selective Service can no longer access any of these records.

All requests should be mailed directly to:
National Archives & Records Administration (NARA)
Attn: Archival Program
P.O. Box 28989
St. Louis, MO 63132-0989

Thanks to Phyllis Kramer for questioning my source which turned out to be
outdated.

Bette Stoop Mas
Florida, USA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Finding name of ship - Draft registration as alternate source of ancestral town - correction #general

bette_sscf@...
 

My statement that WWII draft registration "cards for registrants born after
16 Feb 1897 to 31 Dec 1924 may be ordered >from the Selective Service" is no
longer valid.

Per Selective Service System http://www.sss.gov/records.htm

Change to pre-1960 Selective Service records request
Records of registrants who were born before January 1, 1960
Selective Service can no longer access any of these records.

All requests should be mailed directly to:
National Archives & Records Administration (NARA)
Attn: Archival Program
P.O. Box 28989
St. Louis, MO 63132-0989

Thanks to Phyllis Kramer for questioning my source which turned out to be
outdated.

Bette Stoop Mas
Florida, USA


Re: Handwriting and town identification - Ogonek in Polish pronunciation #general

bette_sscf <bette_sscf@...>
 

The town Israel is searching for is probably Sedziszów, Poland or Sedziszów
Malopolski, Poland. JewishGen ShtetlSeeker lists no similar town in
Tarnopol, Ukraine.

The key is Polish pronunciation. In Polish, a vowel that contains an ogonek
(a little hook) beneath it causes the vowel to be pronounced with an "n" or
an "m." Example: the "e" in Ostroleka is written in Polish with an ogonek
under the "e" and the town name is pronounced Ostrolenka.

Sedziszów is located 35.2 miles N of Krakow at coordinates 5035/2004 and was
in Kielce province of the Russian Empire.
Sedziszów Malopolski, a larger town, is 79 miles E of Krakow at 5004/2142
between Ropczyce and Rzeszow and was in Galicia province of the Austrian
Empire.

Steve Lasky's website www.museumoffamilyhistory.com has wonderful audio
pronunciation guides that I mentioned in a previous message to the Digest.
Go to http://www.museumoffamilyhistory.com/erc-gtp-poland.htm and listen to
Sedziszów on the list of "S" towns.

The ogonek does not appear in a plain text message.

Bette Stoop Mas
Florida, USA

Israel Pickholtz wrote:
< At the far right (circled) is a town of birth that looks like Szendziezow.
I cannot find such a town anywhere. I have looked at a very detailed map of
the Tarnopol area, where I believe she was born, but don't see anything
similar. >

Bette Stoop Mas wrote (31 Mar 2011):
< Among my favorites are Guides to Pronunciation, audio sound clips of
Eastern European towns and cities as told by native speakers in four
languages.
- Lithuanian http://museumoffamilyhistory.org/erc-gtp-lithuania.htm
- Magyar (Hungarian) http://museumoffamilyhistory.org/erc-gtp-hungary.htm
- Polish http://museumoffamilyhistory.org/erc-gtp-poland.htm
- Romanian http://museumoffamilyhistory.org/erc-gtp-romania-moldova.htm
These audio samples may be extremely helpful in identifying ancestral towns

from family lore when the spelling is very different than you would expect.>


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Handwriting and town identification - Ogonek in Polish pronunciation #general

bette_sscf <bette_sscf@...>
 

The town Israel is searching for is probably Sedziszów, Poland or Sedziszów
Malopolski, Poland. JewishGen ShtetlSeeker lists no similar town in
Tarnopol, Ukraine.

The key is Polish pronunciation. In Polish, a vowel that contains an ogonek
(a little hook) beneath it causes the vowel to be pronounced with an "n" or
an "m." Example: the "e" in Ostroleka is written in Polish with an ogonek
under the "e" and the town name is pronounced Ostrolenka.

Sedziszów is located 35.2 miles N of Krakow at coordinates 5035/2004 and was
in Kielce province of the Russian Empire.
Sedziszów Malopolski, a larger town, is 79 miles E of Krakow at 5004/2142
between Ropczyce and Rzeszow and was in Galicia province of the Austrian
Empire.

Steve Lasky's website www.museumoffamilyhistory.com has wonderful audio
pronunciation guides that I mentioned in a previous message to the Digest.
Go to http://www.museumoffamilyhistory.com/erc-gtp-poland.htm and listen to
Sedziszów on the list of "S" towns.

The ogonek does not appear in a plain text message.

Bette Stoop Mas
Florida, USA

Israel Pickholtz wrote:
< At the far right (circled) is a town of birth that looks like Szendziezow.
I cannot find such a town anywhere. I have looked at a very detailed map of
the Tarnopol area, where I believe she was born, but don't see anything
similar. >

Bette Stoop Mas wrote (31 Mar 2011):
< Among my favorites are Guides to Pronunciation, audio sound clips of
Eastern European towns and cities as told by native speakers in four
languages.
- Lithuanian http://museumoffamilyhistory.org/erc-gtp-lithuania.htm
- Magyar (Hungarian) http://museumoffamilyhistory.org/erc-gtp-hungary.htm
- Polish http://museumoffamilyhistory.org/erc-gtp-poland.htm
- Romanian http://museumoffamilyhistory.org/erc-gtp-romania-moldova.htm
These audio samples may be extremely helpful in identifying ancestral towns

from family lore when the spelling is very different than you would expect.>


New Edition of SUCCESS! STORIES #ciechanow #poland

Phyllis Kramer
 

We are pleased to announce the publication of the latest issue of JewishGen's
SUCCESS! STORIES webzine. You can access these stories >from the "About Us"
button on our homepage or by following this link:
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen/Testimonials/ .

Our new issue has two articles that complement each other in interesting ways.
Unlike many of our past stories, in which connections were made using the
JewishGen Family Finder or through queries and letters posted on the discussion
lists, these two tales, by Bill Schechter and Jerry Touger, feature family
reunions that came about through more varied research, but in each case also
using resources found on JewishGen.

We're sure you'll be inspired by these stories and we encourage you to send our
volunteer editors, Meredith Hoffman and Nancy Siegel, your own success stories
for possible future publication. Their email address is:
success@lyris.jewishgen.org.

Phyllis Kramer
VP, Education, JewishGen, Inc
phylliskramer1@gmail.com


#Ciechanow #Poland New Edition of SUCCESS! STORIES #ciechanow #poland

Phyllis Kramer
 

We are pleased to announce the publication of the latest issue of JewishGen's
SUCCESS! STORIES webzine. You can access these stories >from the "About Us"
button on our homepage or by following this link:
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen/Testimonials/ .

Our new issue has two articles that complement each other in interesting ways.
Unlike many of our past stories, in which connections were made using the
JewishGen Family Finder or through queries and letters posted on the discussion
lists, these two tales, by Bill Schechter and Jerry Touger, feature family
reunions that came about through more varied research, but in each case also
using resources found on JewishGen.

We're sure you'll be inspired by these stories and we encourage you to send our
volunteer editors, Meredith Hoffman and Nancy Siegel, your own success stories
for possible future publication. Their email address is:
success@lyris.jewishgen.org.

Phyllis Kramer
VP, Education, JewishGen, Inc
phylliskramer1@gmail.com


Wednesday Evening At the 31st IAJGS Conference #germany

31st IAJGS Conference <dc2011_conference@...>
 

Hi Cousins:

We have quite a varied and interesting schedule of programs planned for
Wednesday, August 17 at the Grand Hyatt, so you may not want to leave the
air conditioned comfort of the hotel Conference Center.

Here is the line-up of sessions that evening:

7:00 PM - 8:15 PM
W-701 GenealogyIndexer.org: Searching Directories & More - Logan
Kleinwaks
W-702 Who Are the Jews of India? - Dr. Maina Singh (wife of the
Ambassador >from India)
W-703 Israel Research Comes of Age- Michael Goldstein
W-704 Polish Records - Getting the Most >from Your Research -
Hadassah Lipsius
W-705 Honoring Women's Resistance in Voice & Music - Davi Walders
& Douglas Wolters (CONCERT)
W-EE-7 The Importance of Jewish Heritage to the History of Lithuania -
Lithuanian Ambassador Zygimantas Pavilionis
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
W-FS5 FILM: "Candyman: The David Klein Story" (75 min.) (In the
Conference Theater)
Bonus:
- The Resource Center will remain open until 9:00 PM to accommodate
researchers using the ProQuest databases which will only be available for
one day for no fee.

- The Vendor Showcase will be open for your shopping and browsing >from 7:00
PM - 9:00 PM.

Marlene Bishow, Co-Chair for Programs Jeff Malka - Coordinator for Programs
dc2011_conference@comcast.net See you in DC!


German SIG #Germany Wednesday Evening At the 31st IAJGS Conference #germany

31st IAJGS Conference <dc2011_conference@...>
 

Hi Cousins:

We have quite a varied and interesting schedule of programs planned for
Wednesday, August 17 at the Grand Hyatt, so you may not want to leave the
air conditioned comfort of the hotel Conference Center.

Here is the line-up of sessions that evening:

7:00 PM - 8:15 PM
W-701 GenealogyIndexer.org: Searching Directories & More - Logan
Kleinwaks
W-702 Who Are the Jews of India? - Dr. Maina Singh (wife of the
Ambassador >from India)
W-703 Israel Research Comes of Age- Michael Goldstein
W-704 Polish Records - Getting the Most >from Your Research -
Hadassah Lipsius
W-705 Honoring Women's Resistance in Voice & Music - Davi Walders
& Douglas Wolters (CONCERT)
W-EE-7 The Importance of Jewish Heritage to the History of Lithuania -
Lithuanian Ambassador Zygimantas Pavilionis
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
W-FS5 FILM: "Candyman: The David Klein Story" (75 min.) (In the
Conference Theater)
Bonus:
- The Resource Center will remain open until 9:00 PM to accommodate
researchers using the ProQuest databases which will only be available for
one day for no fee.

- The Vendor Showcase will be open for your shopping and browsing >from 7:00
PM - 9:00 PM.

Marlene Bishow, Co-Chair for Programs Jeff Malka - Coordinator for Programs
dc2011_conference@comcast.net See you in DC!


Photos submitted to ViewMate #germany

Helene Bergman <helenebergman@...>
 

My grandmother's first cousin, Betty LAZAR, worked as a baby nurse in
the Netherlands after the Nazis came to power in Germany. I found two
photos among her possessions and I have posted them to ViewMate. They
may depict the family for whom she worked. If so, these are the people
who saved her >from the death camps by arranging for the Dutch
resistance to help her escape >from the train station to which she had
been taken in a round up. I have put both photos together, along with
the notations Betty put on the backs of the photos. I can't decipher
the handwriting too well,, but I think the caption of the photo of the
little girl by herself says Doris and maybe Maier, the caption of the
other gives names and says it was taken in a park in Amsterdam.

Thanks in advance for anyone's help. I am cross-posting this to
JewishGen discussion group as well.

Lanie Bergman, Bronx NY helenebergman@netscape.net


German SIG #Germany Photos submitted to ViewMate #germany

Helene Bergman <helenebergman@...>
 

My grandmother's first cousin, Betty LAZAR, worked as a baby nurse in
the Netherlands after the Nazis came to power in Germany. I found two
photos among her possessions and I have posted them to ViewMate. They
may depict the family for whom she worked. If so, these are the people
who saved her >from the death camps by arranging for the Dutch
resistance to help her escape >from the train station to which she had
been taken in a round up. I have put both photos together, along with
the notations Betty put on the backs of the photos. I can't decipher
the handwriting too well,, but I think the caption of the photo of the
little girl by herself says Doris and maybe Maier, the caption of the
other gives names and says it was taken in a park in Amsterdam.

Thanks in advance for anyone's help. I am cross-posting this to
JewishGen discussion group as well.

Lanie Bergman, Bronx NY helenebergman@netscape.net


Wednesday Evening At the 31st IAJGS Conference #subcarpathia

31st IAJGS Conference <dc2011_conference@...>
 

Hi Cousins:

We have quite a varied and interesting schedule of programs planned for
Wednesday, August 17 at the Grand Hyatt, so you may not want to leave the
air conditioned comfort of the hotel Conference Center.

Here is the line-up of sessions that evening:

7:00 PM - 8:15 PM
W-701 GenealogyIndexer.org: Searching Directories & More - Logan
Kleinwaks
W-702 Who Are the Jews of India? - Dr. Maina Singh (wife of the
Ambassador >from India)
W-703 Israel Research Comes of Age- Michael Goldstein
W-704 Polish Records - Getting the Most >from Your Research -
Hadassah Lipsius
W-705 Honoring Women's Resistance in Voice & Music - Davi Walders
& Douglas Wolters (CONCERT)
W-EE-7 The Importance of Jewish Heritage to the History of Lithuania -
Lithuanian Ambassador Zygimantas Pavilionis
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
W-FS5 FILM: "Candyman: The David Klein Story" (75 min.) (In the
Conference Theater)

Bonus:

- The Resource Center will remain open until 9:00 PM to accommodate
researchers using the ProQuest databases which will only be available for
one day for no fee.

- The Vendor Showcase will be open for your shopping and browsing >from 7:00
PM - 9:00 PM.

See you in DC!

Marlene Bishow, Co-Chair for Programs
Jeff Malka - Coordinator for Programs
dc2011_conference@comcast.net


Subcarpathia SIG #Subcarpathia Wednesday Evening At the 31st IAJGS Conference #subcarpathia

31st IAJGS Conference <dc2011_conference@...>
 

Hi Cousins:

We have quite a varied and interesting schedule of programs planned for
Wednesday, August 17 at the Grand Hyatt, so you may not want to leave the
air conditioned comfort of the hotel Conference Center.

Here is the line-up of sessions that evening:

7:00 PM - 8:15 PM
W-701 GenealogyIndexer.org: Searching Directories & More - Logan
Kleinwaks
W-702 Who Are the Jews of India? - Dr. Maina Singh (wife of the
Ambassador >from India)
W-703 Israel Research Comes of Age- Michael Goldstein
W-704 Polish Records - Getting the Most >from Your Research -
Hadassah Lipsius
W-705 Honoring Women's Resistance in Voice & Music - Davi Walders
& Douglas Wolters (CONCERT)
W-EE-7 The Importance of Jewish Heritage to the History of Lithuania -
Lithuanian Ambassador Zygimantas Pavilionis
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
W-FS5 FILM: "Candyman: The David Klein Story" (75 min.) (In the
Conference Theater)

Bonus:

- The Resource Center will remain open until 9:00 PM to accommodate
researchers using the ProQuest databases which will only be available for
one day for no fee.

- The Vendor Showcase will be open for your shopping and browsing >from 7:00
PM - 9:00 PM.

See you in DC!

Marlene Bishow, Co-Chair for Programs
Jeff Malka - Coordinator for Programs
dc2011_conference@comcast.net


Some subscribers missed JewishGen mailings August 2-5 #subcarpathia

Dick Plotz
 

Some of you have noticed that you received no posts or digests between
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Subcarpathia SIG #Subcarpathia Some subscribers missed JewishGen mailings August 2-5 #subcarpathia

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