Researching Galician Records at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum; Voter and Tax Records Available for Transcribing: Volunteers Needed!; Projects Underway: Brody, Grzymałów, Skała, Zbaraż, Zborów; Cadastral Map and Landowner Records Project Update; Polish Magnate Landowner Records and Jewish Nobles; IAGJS 2013 Boston Conference: Mark Your Calendars; Leadership Positions: Indexing Project Manager; 2013 Gesher Galicia Programs: Toronto and New York City; Renewals and Reminders
Read More → The Yad Vashem Shoah Victims’ Names Recovery Project; a short film documenting the work being done to help the Jewish community of L’viv; a new yizkor book project has been started for Skala Podolskaya, Ukraine; a new KehilaLinks page has been created for Sokal, Ukraine; a book titled Jews in Tarnopol has been posted as individual page images; a memory stick was found in the Jewish cemetery in Tarnów on 13 October 2011; the Vienna Library has digitized and put online for free city directories for Vienna, Austria from 1859 to 1942; the Digitized Collection of Jewish Records is a searchable database of about 5,000 digital copies of Jewish vital, communal, organizational, legal, immigration, school, and other records from the area of the former Austrian province of Eastern Galicia; Jewish Records Indexing-Poland has a source to identify all vital records available in repositories in Poland and Ukraine for towns formerly in the Austrian province of Galicia and now in Ukraine; the Jewish Virtual Library has a page that lists all countries in the world with Jews living there; The Talergofsky Alamanac, Volume 1 (published 1924 in Lvov), discusses the “Terror in Galicia” during 1914–1915.
Read More → I am not her granddaughter, but I could have been. Bronia Horn was my paternal grandmother’s aunt. There was only a six-year age difference between Bronia and my grandmother. Bronia was born in 1904, my grandmother in 1910. Both were born in Rohatyn, in what was then Eastern Galicia, today western Ukraine. Both left Rohatyn. For my grandmother, the destination was New York in 1914 with her father Isak (almost 20 years older than younger sister Bronia), her mother, and her two sisters. For Bronia, it was Palestine in 1936, to join her older sister Jute, who had emigrated there two years prior. Neither Bronia, Jute, nor my grandmother would ever see their beloved Rohatyn again.
Read More → If you think that you might have family from Żurów or family that married someone from Żurów, you could learn the house and parcel numbers that belonged to your family; chart who their neighbors were; trace inheritance patterns of how land was handed down through generations; find out how much your ancestors paid in tax and what kinds of buildings they had on their land. I know from records I've obtained that my Haber family lived in house #84. I'm hoping to find other surnames in neighboring houses that connect to my family and will help me piece together my great-grandfather's siblings and cousins. The same could come true for your family from Żurów.
Read More → The Rohatyn Shtetl Research Group has posted an interactive 1846 cadastral map of Rohatyn with house numbers, Jewish buildings, and community structures at http://www.rsrg.org/rohatyn/map/hnl/zzz_rhlz7.html.
Read More → Clean-up and restoration of the Jewish cemetery in Jodłowa (Podkarpackie province of Poland, between Tarnów and Jasło) has begun, under the direction of the Foundation FPKT and with the participation of the Jodłowa civil authorities. In August 2012, it appeared that half or more of the cemetery had been cleared of weeds, leaves, and other debris, exposing 100 or so matzevot, many substantially intact. Inscriptions that could be seen were generally in quite good condition.
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