Courland SIG #Courland #Latvia "Riga Kurlander Verein" #courland #latvia


Martha Lev-Zion <martha@...>
 

I was reading copies of GENERATIONS, >from the Jewish Historical Society of
Maryland, which were donated to our IGS Negev library. In one of them,
someone was reminiscing and spoke of the "Riga Kurlander Verein" service
building and a Riga section in the old part of the Jewish cemetery in
Rosedale [east of Baltimore] at the intersection of Philadelphia Road and
Hamilton Avenues in Maryland. I think it might be well worth our while for
some volunteers in the area to go to the cemetery and copy down the
tombstones. If they are not Hebrew literate, photos can be taken and I can
translate the Hebrew. I am sure that there are Kurlander and Riga sections
in other Jewish cemeteries as well. Who would volunteer to help out with
this project? Could we discuss the possibilities of such a project on this
list?

I don't know if this cemetery might be covered by the cemetery project of
Jewishgen. Nonetheless, at least the names of the Riga Kurlanders should be
noted separately, in my opinion. I would appreciate your comments.




Martha Lev-Zion <martha@bgumail.bgu.ac.il> in Israel
Researching: FELDMANN, [Goldingen, Latvia]
LEVINSON, [Goldingen, Latvia]
LIEBERTHAL, HIM[M]ELHOCH [Latvia, worldwide]
POTZDAMMER, [Latvia, worldwide]
ROTHSCHILD [Bruck and Altenschoenbach, Franconia, Bavaria]
LEVOR/LEFOR [Barchfeld a.m.Werra, Germany; worldwide]
BERNET, HIMMELREICH [Frensdorf, Bamberg, Franconia, Bavaria]
STRAUS[S] [Hesse-Darmstadt, Germany]

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