Records of the Darvin family in the All Galicia Database

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Records of the Darvin family in Logan Kleinwaks' Genealogy Indexer website

There are 176 search results for the surname Darvin at Logan Kleinwaks' Genealogy Indexer website, a few of which are listed below. Note that results listed below are limited to purely Galician sources, such as telephone and business directories from Galician cities, or school records, but they do not include the many other sources available on his website that span all of pre-war Poland. You may need the free .DjVu web browser plugin to view these files.

  • Baranow Yizkor Book (1964), image 241 {y32}
    ... by boys be-twecn the ages of 12 and 18. Somehow, by common consent of the boys who learned in the Bes Midrosh, one of them was elected as Gabai and charged with the responsibilities of this institution. He would make up a list of boys, appointing them to collect money from the Jewish merchants in town. Each boy would have his Friday assigned to him in which to make his rounds. Another list was drawn up designating one boy a week to collect the books strewn on the tables and place them in their respective shelves. The money collected was turned opcr to a treasurer, usually a merchant of good repu-tation. The money was withdrawn only when needed to buy new books or mend the old ones. The purchase of new books was a matter that required serious contempla-tion. For there were always more ...
  • Baranow Yizkor Book (1964), image 242 {y32}
    ... routine. The Bes Midrosh was the focal point of activity—religious, social and political. If one wanted to meet a person he went to the Bes Midrosh toward dusk, met him there and talked over the subject matter. The periods before elections, whether local or national, had the Bes Midrosh abuzzing. In the front pews, people would do the praying, but in the rear, the din of political or private discussions or deals would drown out the sounds of the prayers. Saturday afternoons would find circles of Jews congregating in the "Marek". A good deal of verbal bantcrings would be heard here. The kibi-tzers would analyze the week's activities of "Kohol," the distribution of the Alyioth, and intersperse their observations with mild gossip and off-color jokes. 'I'lic town enjoyed these "open Uf forums ...
  • Baranow Yizkor Book (1964), image 249 {y32}
    ... income in the various stores or open stands which cluttered the "Marek" and thus secured the necessary items for their households. The social status of the Jew in the community usually followed his finan-cial position. But this was not absolute—general erudition, knowledge of the Talmud or "good"' children, would contribute to the elevation of one's status. The social line, in general was not too finely drawn. Laws governing the economy grew steadily more oppressive. No Jews was to get license to sell tobacco. The Jewish saloon keepers found difficulty in having their licenses renewed notwithstanding the intervention of the Jewish members of the Sejm (parliament). In addition, the non-Jewish element made serious attempts to establish businesses. The famous slogan "Swoj do swego'' (Each ...
  • Baranow Yizkor Book (1964), image 251 {y32}
    ... from which the inhabitants hand-pumped their daily supply of water. These pumps rose from wooden structures which covered the wells from which the water was pumped. When in winter the pumps froze or when, due to some mechanical malfunction, the pumps would fail to operate, a board was lifted up and the bucket dropped directly into the well and thus the water was drawn. Rising above the rows of single storied homes in the Marck were two taller structures each having two stories: one in the west, and one in the north. Both ow־ners used the lower floors as saloons and the upper ones for living quarters. The one in the north served also as a sort of hotel when cir-cumstances imposed detention on an infrequent visitor. All roads led to or emanated from the "Marck." Southward was the heavily ...
  • Bielsko-Biala Yizkor Book (1973), image 182 {y76}
    ... der obenerwähnten allerhöchsten Bewilligung "ein Bet-haus ganz neu und massiv im gerichtlich erhobenen Schätzwerte von 6838 fl. Cmze. erbaut worden ist". Laut einer Vorgefundenen Originaleingabe vom 14. Juli 1843 haben die hiesigen (Bielitzer) Israeliten "ein Bittgesuch an Se. M. Kaiser Ferdinand I. überreicht und darin um die aller-gnädigste Erlaubnis eine Orgel in ihrem höchstenorts privile-gierten Bethause zu Bielitz aufstellen zu dürfen" gebeten. Die sog. Emanzipation der Juden erfolgte erst im Jahre 1848, als das Verfassungspatent vom 25. April 1848 die Gleich-heit der Staatsbürger vor dem Gesetze aussprach und die freie

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