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Re: Looking for Buchwald/Weittes(sp?)

daniel greenspan
 

Deb,
I was searching for my great grandmother (Chana Buchwald) online and saw your email to this conversation group from Feb 2013, in which you mentioned that you were going to travel to Podhajce to look into your grandfather Samuel's heritage, and that his mother's name was Chana Buchwald (and that her husband's last name was Weittes. Chana's husband's name was Aaron Wittes and their children had her last name as they had had a Jewish Wedding, which was not recognized by the authorities - thus the kids were considered illegitimate. My grandmother Ester Buchwald was Samuel's sister.  Samuel (my great uncle Sam) was brought over to the U.S. and worked in my grandparents kosher restaurant in Jersey City for a while. I believe that Samuel had a son Stanley and a daughter Arlene. My Jewish name is Zalman-Hirsch. I'm named after Samuel's brother (who died in a Carpathian sanatorium of TB) and who was, in turn, named after Chana's father Zalman-Hirsch. Please contact me.
Dan Greenspan


Re: Some Podhajce Research Tips

JK
 

I recall seeing ukrainian and polish catholic parish registers listing ethnic German Christian marriage and birth records on the Mormon databases ('' church of latter day saints'' database...LDS).


Re: Some Podhajce Research Tips

mervinr@...
 

The information is basically for Jewish research.  For others, I would suggest ancestry.com.
 
Jean Rosenbaum
 

Sent: Sunday, December 07, 2014 5:25 PM
Subject: Re: [podhajce] Some Podhajce Research Tips
 
 

 
 
Hi friends, I'm a little confuse. Are this group and these records only about Jewish families?
There are also  catholic or luteran records in here?
My english is not very good so maybe a can not understand very well.
Soraya Brixi thoni
Brasilia-Brazil.


De: podhajce@...
Enviada: Segunda-feira, 24 de Novembro de 2014 14:48
Para: podhajce@...
Assunto: [podhajce] Some Podhajce Research Tips

 
To Podhajce Researchers:
 
I would suggest making full use of the information found at www.kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Podhajce
This website is maintained by our webmaster and fellow Podhajce researcher Jerome Schatten.
Please contact him at wlmailhtml:../../../undefined//compose?to=romers@... if you have any suggestion for additions to the site.
 
Once you have clicked on the website, look for the menu on the left-hand side of the page.
 
1.  Click on Yizkor Book.
2.  Click on Names in the Yizkor Book
3.  You will see a list of the names found in the book and the page numbers on which that name may
     be found in the translation provided.
 
Also on the same site:
1.  Click on Useful Websites
2.  Click on JewishGen Family Finder
3.  Click on Search the Database
4.  For Town, put in Pidhaytsi
     For Geographical Region, find Galicia and then click on Tarnopol Wojewodztwa.
     A list of Podhajce names being researched will appear.   Scroll down the list of names.
     Perhaps you will find someone else who is researching your family name of a
     variation of it.
 
A link to GesherGalicia is also found under Useful Websites.  To make full use of that website,
a nominal membership fee is required. Here the town spelling is Pidhaitsi
 
The link titled All Poland Search Engine takes you to JRI-Poland.org  Here you may use Podhajce for the
town name.  New indices to be added next month include 1906-08 births and 1906,1910 marriages.
This will complete the posting of all Podhajce indices currently held by JRI-Poland.  If anyone wants to make a
contribution so they can obtain the Excel files of all those online indices, the qualifying contribution is
$75.  Instructions for contributing are at http://jri-poland.org/support.htm   Donors should be sure to apply
their contributions to “AGAD-PODHAJCE”.  Having the Excel files allows you to alphabetize them by
father’s last name and then by mother’s last name and thus make them more easily usable.
 
You might also want to consider researching at www.ancestry.com   Again, a fee is required for full access.
 
Well, no one said that genealogy is easy.
 
Jean Rosenbaum
Houston, TX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


Re: Some Podhajce Research Tips

Soraya
 

 
 
Hi friends, I'm a little confuse. Are this group and these records only about Jewish families? 
There are also  catholic or luteran records in here? 
My english is not very good so maybe a can not understand very well.
Soraya Brixi thoni
Brasilia-Brazil.


De: podhajce@...
Enviada: Segunda-feira, 24 de Novembro de 2014 14:48
Para: podhajce@...
Assunto: [podhajce] Some Podhajce Research Tips

 
To Podhajce Researchers:
 
I would suggest making full use of the information found at www.kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Podhajce
This website is maintained by our webmaster and fellow Podhajce researcher Jerome Schatten.
Please contact him at romers@... if you have any suggestion for additions to the site.
 
Once you have clicked on the website, look for the menu on the left-hand side of the page.
 
1.  Click on Yizkor Book.
2.  Click on Names in the Yizkor Book
3.  You will see a list of the names found in the book and the page numbers on which that name may
     be found in the translation provided.
 
Also on the same site:
1.  Click on Useful Websites
2.  Click on JewishGen Family Finder
3.  Click on Search the Database
4.  For Town, put in Pidhaytsi
     For Geographical Region, find Galicia and then click on Tarnopol Wojewodztwa.
     A list of Podhajce names being researched will appear.   Scroll down the list of names. 
     Perhaps you will find someone else who is researching your family name of a
     variation of it.
 
A link to GesherGalicia is also found under Useful Websites.  To make full use of that website,
a nominal membership fee is required. Here the town spelling is Pidhaitsi
 
The link titled All Poland Search Engine takes you to JRI-Poland.org  Here you may use Podhajce for the
town name.  New indices to be added next month include 1906-08 births and 1906,1910 marriages.
This will complete the posting of all Podhajce indices currently held by JRI-Poland.  If anyone wants to make a
contribution so they can obtain the Excel files of all those online indices, the qualifying contribution is
$75.  Instructions for contributing are at http://jri-poland.org/support.htm   Donors should be sure to apply
their contributions to “AGAD-PODHAJCE”.  Having the Excel files allows you to alphabetize them by
father’s last name and then by mother’s last name and thus make them more easily usable.
 
You might also want to consider researching at www.ancestry.com   Again, a fee is required for full access.
 
Well, no one said that genealogy is easy.
 
Jean Rosenbaum
Houston, TX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


Re: Beckersdorf - Could you help me please?

JK
 

Beckersdorf is still there but it has a Ukrainian name. All of its German inhabitants were expelled after the war. It was, like scores of other towns in eastern Europe, a settlement of German colonists who came on the invitation of Catherine of Russia (the incentives were free land grants and the right to practise your faith unhindered). Beckersdorf might have been a Mennonite settlement...check Roman Zakharii's webpage on Beckersdorf.

-----Original Message----- From: "Soraya sbrixi@... [podhajce]" Sent: 23/11/2014, 5:46 PM To: podhajce@... Subject: [podhajce] Beckersdorf - Could you help me please? Hi, I live in Brazil and I'm looking for my grand grand parents who immigrate to Brazil in 1995. I have some informations that told me that they can come from Bekersdorf or Backersdorf, at that time it was part of Austrien Galizien but now it's seems to be part of Ucraine. I have only the german names but maybe because that were changed. Their names are: 1. grand grand grand parents : Bernard Toni/Thoni, married with Maria Schreier/Szrajia 2. Grand grand parents: Johann Toni/thoni (born maybe in 1870) married with Catharina Ruprich, born in 8 march 1877 (father: Peter Ruprich married with Maria Krusch/Kruschenerch or something like that). (These ones have immigrated to Brazil maybe in 1894/1894) I've already found a map from this city (attached) but I coudn't found family records about it. I'd really like to know if someone can help me with this records. At family search is impossíble to me to read because of the language, so, please if someone can tell about some places to search I'll thank you a lot. Soraya Toni Brasilia-DF, Brazil


[*Note from moderator: Beckersdorf was a German village founded in the late 18th century and settled by Palatine Catholics and was located in eastern Galicia, today the western Ukraine. In 1939, all the German inhabitants of eastern Galicia, including the inhabitants of Beckersdorf, were resettled in Germany. Beckersdorf was near the town of Podhajce (in Ukrainian: Pidhaytsi), which is a short distance southwest of the city of Tarnapol (in Ukrainian: Ternopil). Beckersdorf now has the Ukrainian name Yustynivka. Good luck on your research! ]


Re: Some Podhajce Research Tips

Cynthia Singer
 

Thank you Jean, once again.
Wishing you and your family a very Happy Thanksgiving.
Regards
Cindy


On Nov 24, 2014, at 3:48 PM, mervinr@... [podhajce] <podhajce@...> wrote:

 

To Podhajce Researchers:
 
I would suggest making full use of the information found at www.kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Podhajce
This website is maintained by our webmaster and fellow Podhajce researcher Jerome Schatten.
Please contact him at romers@... if you have any suggestion for additions to the site.
 
Once you have clicked on the website, look for the menu on the left-hand side of the page.
 
1.  Click on Yizkor Book.
2.  Click on Names in the Yizkor Book
3.  You will see a list of the names found in the book and the page numbers on which that name may
     be found in the translation provided.
 
Also on the same site:
1.  Click on Useful Websites
2.  Click on JewishGen Family Finder
3.  Click on Search the Database
4.  For Town, put in Pidhaytsi
     For Geographical Region, find Galicia and then click on Tarnopol Wojewodztwa.
     A list of Podhajce names being researched will appear.   Scroll down the list of names. 
     Perhaps you will find someone else who is researching your family name of a
     variation of it.
 
A link to GesherGalicia is also found under Useful Websites.  To make full use of that website,
a nominal membership fee is required. Here the town spelling is Pidhaitsi
 
The link titled All Poland Search Engine takes you to JRI-Poland.org  Here you may use Podhajce for the
town name.  New indices to be added next month include 1906-08 births and 1906,1910 marriages.
This will complete the posting of all Podhajce indices currently held by JRI-Poland.  If anyone wants to make a
contribution so they can obtain the Excel files of all those online indices, the qualifying contribution is
$75.  Instructions for contributing are at http://jri-poland.org/support.htm   Donors should be sure to apply
their contributions to “AGAD-PODHAJCE”.  Having the Excel files allows you to alphabetize them by
father’s last name and then by mother’s last name and thus make them more easily usable.
 
You might also want to consider researching at www.ancestry.com   Again, a fee is required for full access.
 
Well, no one said that genealogy is easy.
 
Jean Rosenbaum
Houston, TX
 
 
 
 
 
 


Some Podhajce Research Tips

mervinr@...
 

To Podhajce Researchers:
 
I would suggest making full use of the information found at www.kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Podhajce
This website is maintained by our webmaster and fellow Podhajce researcher Jerome Schatten.
Please contact him at romers@... if you have any suggestion for additions to the site.
 
Once you have clicked on the website, look for the menu on the left-hand side of the page.
 
1.  Click on Yizkor Book.
2.  Click on Names in the Yizkor Book
3.  You will see a list of the names found in the book and the page numbers on which that name may
     be found in the translation provided.
 
Also on the same site:
1.  Click on Useful Websites
2.  Click on JewishGen Family Finder
3.  Click on Search the Database
4.  For Town, put in Pidhaytsi
     For Geographical Region, find Galicia and then click on Tarnopol Wojewodztwa.
     A list of Podhajce names being researched will appear.   Scroll down the list of names. 
     Perhaps you will find someone else who is researching your family name of a
     variation of it.
 
A link to GesherGalicia is also found under Useful Websites.  To make full use of that website,
a nominal membership fee is required. Here the town spelling is Pidhaitsi
 
The link titled All Poland Search Engine takes you to JRI-Poland.org  Here you may use Podhajce for the
town name.  New indices to be added next month include 1906-08 births and 1906,1910 marriages.
This will complete the posting of all Podhajce indices currently held by JRI-Poland.  If anyone wants to make a
contribution so they can obtain the Excel files of all those online indices, the qualifying contribution is
$75.  Instructions for contributing are at http://jri-poland.org/support.htm   Donors should be sure to apply
their contributions to “AGAD-PODHAJCE”.  Having the Excel files allows you to alphabetize them by
father’s last name and then by mother’s last name and thus make them more easily usable.
 
You might also want to consider researching at www.ancestry.com   Again, a fee is required for full access.
 
Well, no one said that genealogy is easy.
 
Jean Rosenbaum
Houston, TX
 
 
 
 
 
 


Re: May also need some guidance!

andrew raver
 

Hello Yahoo Group;

Here is where I am stuck and need assistance.

I was using the "The All Galicia Database // Gesher Galicia" website which is very helpful - for all new members - check it out.

I found this record of my ancestor - Aron Moses Rawer.... Now I see his parent's name Getzel Rawer and Ginendel.


How I can find more records of them?
Appreciate any help you can provide...



Aron Moses [no surname]

son of Getzel RAWER & Ginendel

Date of Birth: 1-Jan-1851

Year of Registration of Birth: 1851

Sex: M

Town of Record: Brzeżany (now Berezhany, Ternopil’s’ka oblast, Ukraine)

House Number: 90

Godparent #1 - Given Name: Feibisch

Godparent #1 - Surname: HALPERN

Godparent #1 - Occupation or Title: Sandak

This record comes from the Brzeżany Jewish Births (1846-1864) database, page 34L, AKT number 8. The original records are held in The Central State

Historical Archives of Ukraine in Lviv and were added to this search engine on 1 August 2013. An image of this record can also be viewed on

FamilySearch/LDS microfilm #2405309, item #21. The Gesher Galicia unique record ID is GG-Brzezany-Births-655.



Thanks..


Andrew



Beckersdorf - Could you help me please?

Soraya
 

Hi,
 I live in Brazil and I'm looking for my grand grand parents who immigrate to Brazil in 1995.
I have some informations that told me that they can come from Bekersdorf or Backersdorf, at that time it was part of Austrien Galizien but now it's seems to be part of Ucraine. I have only the german names but maybe because that were changed.
 
Their names are:
1. grand grand grand parents :
 
Bernard Toni/Thoni, married with Maria Schreier/Szrajia
 
2. Grand grand parents:
Johann Toni/thoni (born maybe in 1870) married with Catharina Ruprich, born in 8 march 1877 (father: Peter Ruprich married with Maria Krusch/Kruschenerch or something like that).
(These ones have immigrated to Brazil maybe in 1894/1894)
 
I've already found a map from this city (attached) but I coudn't found family records about it.
I'd really like to know if someone can help me with this records. At family search is impossíble to me to read because of the language, so, please if someone can tell about some places to search I'll thank you a lot.
 
Soraya Toni
Brasilia-DF, Brazil

[*Note from moderator:  Beckersdorf was a German village founded in the late 18th century and settled by Palatine Catholics and was located in eastern Galicia, today the western Ukraine. In 1939, all the German inhabitants of eastern Galicia, including the inhabitants of Beckersdorf, were resettled in Germany. Beckersdorf was near the town of Podhajce (in Ukrainian: Pidhaytsi), which is a short distance southwest of the city of Tarnapol (in Ukrainian: Ternopil). Beckersdorf now has the Ukrainian name Yustynivka. Good luck on your research! ]


Re: Has anyone found military records for Pidhajcers in the Austro Hungarian army???

good_old_reliable
 

Jeff,

If you get a response, please let me know. My great-uncle died in WWI as a soldier in the A-H army.

Jon


-----Original Message-----
From: JK jeffckellner@... [podhajce]
To: podhajce
Sent: 22-Nov-2014 18:32:03 +0000
Subject: [podhajce] Has anyone found military records for Pidhajcers in the Austro Hungarian army???

 

Has anyone found info on those Pidhajcers that were in the Austro-Hungarian army?
My grandpa was in the Austro-Hungarian army from 1895-1900.
The army files might be in Warsaw, Tarnopil or Lviv...

Is there an online database somewhere?

Any info appreciated for:

Izaak (Jakob) Kellner
born 1876

thanks,
Jeff



Re: May also need some guidance!

good_old_reliable
 

Hi Binnie,

What guidance do you need?

Jon


Re: Has anyone found military records for Pidhajcers in the Austro Hungarian army???

Cynthia Singer
 

Mine too
Mendel Walfish
He was also a POW in Siberia

Thanks
Cindy


On Nov 22, 2014, at 6:26 PM, JK jeffckellner@... [podhajce] <podhajce@...> wrote:

 

Has anyone found info on those Pidhajcers that were in the Austro-Hungarian army?
My grandpa was in the Austro-Hungarian army from 1895-1900.
The army files might be in Warsaw, Tarnopil or Lviv...

Is there an online database somewhere?

Any info appreciated for:

Izaak (Jakob) Kellner
born 1876

thanks,
Jeff



Has anyone found military records for Pidhajcers in the Austro Hungarian army???

JK
 

Has anyone found info on those Pidhajcers that were in the Austro-Hungarian army?
My grandpa was in the Austro-Hungarian army from 1895-1900.
The army files might be in Warsaw, Tarnopil or Lviv...

Is there an online database somewhere?

Any info appreciated for:

Izaak (Jakob) Kellner
born 1876

thanks,
Jeff



From: "CirrusJSB@... [podhajce]"
To: podhajce@...
Sent: Saturday, November 22, 2014 11:43 AM
Subject: Re: [podhajce] Just Starting...



Stacy,

First, welcome to the group. 

Second, the journey you are starting can be both enthralling and exasperating.  Know going in that you will make wrong turns and hit dead ends, but don't let the frustration(s) deter you.  It took me more than 15 years of on-again off-again searching to find the ship record of my paternal great-grandfather coming to the States (all because of a different spelling of the family name that wasn't picked up by soundex); but, oh, the excitement and elation when I found it!  It was as though I had cracked the code.

Third, Donald's suggestions are all spot on.  That said, if you know and are willing to share specific info, we might be able to help you focus your search.  For example, if any of your grandparents' children were born here, the birth certificates usually include the birthplace of the parents (which is how I found the town from which my paternal great-grandfather came).  Also, if you know whether you grandparents arrived before or after 1892, we can direct you to the websites of either Castle Garden or Ellis Island.  Of course, if you don't want to share the info with the whole group, feel free to respond to me directly.

Good luck!

Jon Brooks 

-----Original Message-----
From: Stacy Dick ssdnyc@... [podhajce]
To: podhajce
Sent: 21-Nov-2014 11:03:45 +0000
Subject: Re: [podhajce] Just Starting...

 
Thanks, Donald...I appreciate the advice and guidance.
Stacy


From: "DONALD RIGER donriger@... [podhajce]" <podhajce@...> ;
To: podhajce@...
Sent: Friday, November 21, 2014 10:51 AM
Subject: Re: [podhajce] Just Starting...

 
Stacy,

Just a few thoughts,

1. Jewish Genealogy takes time--be patient.
2. Some records from Podhajce do exist( fortunately the nazis didn't destroy them all).
3. Talk to cousins who may have heard something from their parents.
4. Join Jewish Gen
5. Consider getting your DNA tested. You may end up finding cousins that may help you.
6. Research Stevemorse.org

Good luck,

Donald Riger







On Nov 21, 2014, at 9:04 AM, "Stacy Dick ssdnyc@... [podhajce]" <podhajce@...> wrote:

 
I am at the very beginning of my efforts to research my family origins in Podhajce. 

How  do I even know about Podhajce? Well, two reasons: (1) before he died, my father told me that his father had come from (phonetically) "puhd-AY-itz", and (2) my grandfather and grandmother (who came to the US in the 1900-1910 period, already married with 3 young kids) are buried in one of the Podhajce landsmanschaft cemetery areas at Mt Zion Cemetery in Queens, NY. 

I have my grandfather's US immigration and naturalization papers, including the name of the ship he came over on, but before Ellis Island, it's all a big blank. (Well, not entirely....family lore has it that he bore his father's first name because his dad was killed - by a kick from a horse - before he was even born...hence Shlomo ben Shlomo.) From various documents, I've got his stated birth date (and presumably a good start on his father's date of death.) Also, the approximate ages of their children (from US census data). Given the birth date of their eldest child, that would also help narrow down the date of my grandparents' marriage. I have ZERO background - other than a maiden name - for my grandmother, but would it be unreasonable to assume that she came from someplace nearby?

I would love to learn more about the family's origins in Podhajce. Can anyone advise me on how best to get started?   

Many thanks,
Stacy







Re: May also need some guidance!

good_old_reliable
 

Let us know how we can help.


Re: May also need some guidance!

Binnie Yeates
 

If there's any guidance available, I could certainly do with it. I know very little about my Podhajce ancestors, and would love to know more.
 
Binnie Yeates


May also need some guidance!

andrew raver
 

just like stacy, I am also researching the Podjhace region for my ancestors.

I have found some information and would really like some additional assistance.


Re: Just Starting...

good_old_reliable
 

Stacy,

First, welcome to the group. 

Second, the journey you are starting can be both enthralling and exasperating.  Know going in that you will make wrong turns and hit dead ends, but don't let the frustration(s) deter you.  It took me more than 15 years of on-again off-again searching to find the ship record of my paternal great-grandfather coming to the States (all because of a different spelling of the family name that wasn't picked up by soundex); but, oh, the excitement and elation when I found it!  It was as though I had cracked the code.

Third, Donald's suggestions are all spot on.  That said, if you know and are willing to share specific info, we might be able to help you focus your search.  For example, if any of your grandparents' children were born here, the birth certificates usually include the birthplace of the parents (which is how I found the town from which my paternal great-grandfather came).  Also, if you know whether you grandparents arrived before or after 1892, we can direct you to the websites of either Castle Garden or Ellis Island.  Of course, if you don't want to share the info with the whole group, feel free to respond to me directly.

Good luck!

Jon Brooks 

-----Original Message-----
From: Stacy Dick ssdnyc@... [podhajce]
To: podhajce
Sent: 21-Nov-2014 11:03:45 +0000
Subject: Re: [podhajce] Just Starting...

 
Thanks, Donald...I appreciate the advice and guidance.
Stacy


From: "DONALD RIGER donriger@... [podhajce]" <podhajce@...> ;
To: podhajce@...
Sent: Friday, November 21, 2014 10:51 AM
Subject: Re: [podhajce] Just Starting...

 
Stacy,

Just a few thoughts,

1. Jewish Genealogy takes time--be patient.
2. Some records from Podhajce do exist( fortunately the nazis didn't destroy them all).
3. Talk to cousins who may have heard something from their parents.
4. Join Jewish Gen
5. Consider getting your DNA tested. You may end up finding cousins that may help you.
6. Research Stevemorse.org

Good luck,

Donald Riger





On Nov 21, 2014, at 9:04 AM, "Stacy Dick ssdnyc@... [podhajce]" <podhajce@...> wrote:

 
I am at the very beginning of my efforts to research my family origins in Podhajce. 

How  do I even know about Podhajce? Well, two reasons: (1) before he died, my father told me that his father had come from (phonetically) "puhd-AY-itz", and (2) my grandfather and grandmother (who came to the US in the 1900-1910 period, already married with 3 young kids) are buried in one of the Podhajce landsmanschaft cemetery areas at Mt Zion Cemetery in Queens, NY. 

I have my grandfather's US immigration and naturalization papers, including the name of the ship he came over on, but before Ellis Island, it's all a big blank. (Well, not entirely....family lore has it that he bore his father's first name because his dad was killed - by a kick from a horse - before he was even born...hence Shlomo ben Shlomo.) From various documents, I've got his stated birth date (and presumably a good start on his father's date of death.) Also, the approximate ages of their children (from US census data). Given the birth date of their eldest child, that would also help narrow down the date of my grandparents' marriage. I have ZERO background - other than a maiden name - for my grandmother, but would it be unreasonable to assume that she came from someplace nearby?

I would love to learn more about the family's origins in Podhajce. Can anyone advise me on how best to get started?   

Many thanks,
Stacy



Re: Just Starting...

Stacy Dick
 

Thanks, Donald...I appreciate the advice and guidance.
Stacy



From: "DONALD RIGER donriger@... [podhajce]"
To: podhajce@...
Sent: Friday, November 21, 2014 10:51 AM
Subject: Re: [podhajce] Just Starting...

 
Stacy,

Just a few thoughts,

1. Jewish Genealogy takes time--be patient.
2. Some records from Podhajce do exist( fortunately the nazis didn't destroy them all).
3. Talk to cousins who may have heard something from their parents.
4. Join Jewish Gen
5. Consider getting your DNA tested. You may end up finding cousins that may help you.
6. Research Stevemorse.org

Good luck,

Donald Riger





On Nov 21, 2014, at 9:04 AM, "Stacy Dick ssdnyc@... [podhajce]" <podhajce@...> wrote:

 
I am at the very beginning of my efforts to research my family origins in Podhajce. 

How  do I even know about Podhajce? Well, two reasons: (1) before he died, my father told me that his father had come from (phonetically) "puhd-AY-itz", and (2) my grandfather and grandmother (who came to the US in the 1900-1910 period, already married with 3 young kids) are buried in one of the Podhajce landsmanschaft cemetery areas at Mt Zion Cemetery in Queens, NY. 

I have my grandfather's US immigration and naturalization papers, including the name of the ship he came over on, but before Ellis Island, it's all a big blank. (Well, not entirely....family lore has it that he bore his father's first name because his dad was killed - by a kick from a horse - before he was even born...hence Shlomo ben Shlomo.) From various documents, I've got his stated birth date (and presumably a good start on his father's date of death.) Also, the approximate ages of their children (from US census data). Given the birth date of their eldest child, that would also help narrow down the date of my grandparents' marriage. I have ZERO background - other than a maiden name - for my grandmother, but would it be unreasonable to assume that she came from someplace nearby?

I would love to learn more about the family's origins in Podhajce. Can anyone advise me on how best to get started?   

Many thanks,
Stacy



Re: Just Starting...

Don
 

Stacy,

Just a few thoughts,

1. Jewish Genealogy takes time--be patient.
2. Some records from Podhajce do exist( fortunately the nazis didn't destroy them all).
3. Talk to cousins who may have heard something from their parents.
4. Join Jewish Gen
5. Consider getting your DNA tested. You may end up finding cousins that may help you.
6. Research Stevemorse.org

Good luck,

Donald Riger



On Nov 21, 2014, at 9:04 AM, "Stacy Dick ssdnyc@... [podhajce]" <podhajce@...> wrote:

 

I am at the very beginning of my efforts to research my family origins in Podhajce. 

How  do I even know about Podhajce? Well, two reasons: (1) before he died, my father told me that his father had come from (phonetically) "puhd-AY-itz", and (2) my grandfather and grandmother (who came to the US in the 1900-1910 period, already married with 3 young kids) are buried in one of the Podhajce landsmanschaft cemetery areas at Mt Zion Cemetery in Queens, NY. 

I have my grandfather's US immigration and naturalization papers, including the name of the ship he came over on, but before Ellis Island, it's all a big blank. (Well, not entirely....family lore has it that he bore his father's first name because his dad was killed - by a kick from a horse - before he was even born...hence Shlomo ben Shlomo.) From various documents, I've got his stated birth date (and presumably a good start on his father's date of death.) Also, the approximate ages of their children (from US census data). Given the birth date of their eldest child, that would also help narrow down the date of my grandparents' marriage. I have ZERO background - other than a maiden name - for my grandmother, but would it be unreasonable to assume that she came from someplace nearby?

I would love to learn more about the family's origins in Podhajce. Can anyone advise me on how best to get started?   

Many thanks,
Stacy


Just Starting...

Stacy Dick
 

I am at the very beginning of my efforts to research my family origins in Podhajce. 

How  do I even know about Podhajce? Well, two reasons: (1) before he died, my father told me that his father had come from (phonetically) "puhd-AY-itz", and (2) my grandfather and grandmother (who came to the US in the 1900-1910 period, already married with 3 young kids) are buried in one of the Podhajce landsmanschaft cemetery areas at Mt Zion Cemetery in Queens, NY. 

I have my grandfather's US immigration and naturalization papers, including the name of the ship he came over on, but before Ellis Island, it's all a big blank. (Well, not entirely....family lore has it that he bore his father's first name because his dad was killed - by a kick from a horse - before he was even born...hence Shlomo ben Shlomo.) From various documents, I've got his stated birth date (and presumably a good start on his father's date of death.) Also, the approximate ages of their children (from US census data). Given the birth date of their eldest child, that would also help narrow down the date of my grandparents' marriage. I have ZERO background - other than a maiden name - for my grandmother, but would it be unreasonable to assume that she came from someplace nearby?

I would love to learn more about the family's origins in Podhajce. Can anyone advise me on how best to get started?   

Many thanks,
Stacy