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Sociedad Argentina de Genealogia Judia
Paul Armony, President
Juana Azurduy 2223,
P. 8, (1429)
Buenos Aires, Argentina

According to Paul Armony,  Asociación de Genealogía Judía de Argentina , photographing anything in any Argentinean cemetery (Jewish or otherwise) requires government authorization. Shortly after the dissolution of the Buenos Aires Kehila AMIA in 1994, the Ministry of Security forbade photographing any Jewish building, inside or outside, without authorization. Their JGS received pictures of Cemetery Cazes bsp; Electricity and telephones arrived only in 1990. [December 2003]

PALACIOS: Santa Fe Province, San Cristobal department
  Located in west central Santa Fe, the town is 18 km from Moises Ville, 8 km from Las Palmeras, 24 km from Monigotes, 650 miles from Buenos Aires. The first Jewish settlers lived in a shed of the Argentine Central Railroad. Children died from illness and malnutrition in the earliest settlement and were buried in fuel can coffins. The train arrived in 1890. Located in Route 34, only the main street is paved. 350 people live in the town. About six Jews remain.

     "The community center and a cemetery in the provincial Jewish community of Parana has been attacked and desecrated. The building was fired on and 50 gravestones at the nearby Villa Clara Jewish cemetery were smashed and overturned." Source: Dateline World Jewry, 8/1997, World Jewish Congress.

     Formerly Colonia Santa Isabel, Pedernal in east central Entre Rios province is 32 km SE of Concordia and 19 km NE of Ubajay, 438 from Buenos Aires, 75 km from Harris, 69 km from Pueblo Cazes, 47 km from San Salvador, 27 km from General Campos. In 1904, JCA bought the 12,970 hectares Santa Isabel ranch in Concordia district between two streams, Grande and Rabon. Fifty-one families started the colony that became a large milk-producing area, although today it produces poultry. None of their four synagogues exists today. The railroad arrived in 1915. The 1939 census lists 99 Jewish families in the rural area and 62 in the town. By 2000, the very few of the 623 inhabitants are Jewish. In 2001, telephone line installation was announced although a telephone booth inside the general store existed since 1928.
PERLIZA: see Villaguay
PINEDO: see also CHACO province
     Located along the railroad line to Las Brenas, Pinedo is 20 km south of Charata on Provincial Route 94. A group of Jews settled there in the 1920s only to abandon it for Presidencia Saenz Pena and Villa Angela. A small, hidden, neglected cemetery contains 29 graves, the oldest of which is from 1938. A section for women is on the left, facing their husbands and separated by a path. From Pinedo's main street, turn left at the end of the road bordering the Christian cemetery. The Jewish cemetery is behind that cemetery. The municipal inspector has the key: 402 23rd Street, telephone 03731-480-064.
POSADAS, founded in 1615, is the provincial capital of Argentina's most northern Province of Misiones with about 220,000 inhabitants, about 700 miles north of Buenos Aires on the Parana River, the border with Paraguay. [January 2001]
     November 1997 Report from Argentina JGS President Paul Armory: Posadas cemetery (230 burials) registry was made tomb by tomb by a student associated to us. Source: Ing. Paul Armony, Presidente, Sociedad Argentina de Genealogia Judia
"Cemeteries in Argentina" by Paul Armony [in Spanish] from Toledot, September 1999. [October 2000]

     Founded 1 March 1912 as "Kilometer 173", the distance from Resistencia coming from Metan in Salta province. The town is 1186 km from Buenos Aires, 96 km from Villa Angela, and 100 km from Charata. The population of 83,000 is descendents of settlers from Spain, Italy, Russian, Poland, Czechoslovakia, Bulgaria, and Ukraine as well as Jewish families from other places in Argentina. The Jewish population about 1945 was 200 families. 2001 finds ten families left. The empty Jewish community office is Asociacion Fraternal Israelita de Presidencia Roque Saenz Pena, 13th Street between 16th and 18th. Tel: (03732) 428-545. Contact caretaker: Matilde Starcevich or Ricardo Mendelshon, .
Founded in 1900, the 2000 population was 250. In the 1920s, 200 Jewish families lived in Pueblo Cazis, the business center of San Antonio colony in central-eastern Entre Rios province, 385 km from Buenos Aires, 221 km from Concordia, 69 km from Pedernal, 45 km from San Salvador, and 5 km from Hambis. The Jewish residents left in the 1960s.

     La Plata is the capital city of Buenos Aires Province, the largest province of Argentina, about 30 miles from Buenos Aires. The Jewish cemetery has about 2,800 tombstones. The oldest date from 1910. Source: Hector Mondrik

RIO NEGRO Province: see General Roca, Colonia Fatima (Colonia Rusa), and Cipolletti

     Located in west central (Central Pampa) Buenos Aires province, 625 km from Buenos Aires, 60 lm from Carhue, and 20 km from the La Pampa province border, on Route 60. The town, settled by Jews in 1905, is 76 blocks of paved streets, plazas, and monuments. [Recommended to stay in La Pampa and not the hotel in the town.] The first settler was Mauricio Guesneroff, JCA representative for the settle of "Colonia Baron Hirsch." Surrounding towns of the settlement were Lapin, Montefiore, Philipson, Veneziani, Leven, Clara, and Baron Guinzburg. Clara and Baron Guinzburg are in La Pampa province. The railroad reached the town in 1907. The 1908 population was 186 families. In 1909, it was 251 families. In 1935, there were 5,000 Jews. Population decline started in the 1940s. In 1970 census showed 3,340 people. The 2001 population of 2,900 has 180 Jewish families. The 1924 Sinagoga Baron Hirsch is located at San Martin Avenue and Cordoba Street: Alberto Speier, President of the Jewish Community, tel: (02935) 4-32234. The Jewish Cultural Center is located at 235 de los Colonizadores Street. Tel: (02935) 4-32073. Director: Adelinda Castillo de Alcayaga.
Formerly Clara #1 and #2 and Baron Guinzburg #1 and #2 colonies. Baron Guinzburg was also known as "cemetery colony." Clara colony has brick, cement and limestone gravestones. [January 2003]

     I saw in Rosario deteriorated pages with records from early 1900s. I suppose that the same is in Moisesville where immigration started around 1880. [July 2000]

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