JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Need help: Cincinnati, OH, Newport, KY & Slonim, Russia #general

Ellen and Sal Barbieri <elsal@...>

I thought I would share my findings & hope it is helpful to others.

The cemetery I was looking for is named Lick Run in Cincinnati. It is
actually several old cemeteries at one location & many of old death certs.
list it.
The Hamilton Co Public Library will do 3 look-ups per month for free & more
for a nominal fee. Send an e-mail to Ask a
Librarian. In my case, they looked in 3 newspapers for 3 days after a death
but did not find an obit. Librarian did find a citation for the wife's obit
in KY & referred me to
The librarian phoned me & in addition to the KY obit, had looked at marriage
indexes for Kenton Co & Campbell Co, KY. She will also look at city
directories & any other resources she thinks will be helpful. She gave me
some history of early synagogues that are now defunct & referred me to Jacob
Rader Marcus Center at at Hebrew Union
College in Cincinnati. Without the names of the synagogues, I would not have
been able to proceed. The Kenton library also has a very nominal fee based
on amount of time they research for you.

In 1897 United Hebrew Congregation (Orthodox) was founded in Newport, KY. In
1905 they purchased Fifth St Christian Church located at 117 E 5 St &
converted it into a synagogue. Over the next several decades, small groups
broke away forming Ohave Shalom Congregation at 430 W 6 St >from 1918-25.
Little is known about the other congregations or whereabouts of records.

In Covington, KY, Temple of Israel (Orthodox) was established in 1906,
Sometimes it was known as Temple Israel or Heichal Israel. In 1915 they
erected a Neoclassical synagogue at 107 E 7 St which was in use until 1937
when the fed. govt. acquired the block for post office & court house. They
then erected a new synagogue at 1040 Scott St.
By mid- 20th century, most of northern KY Jewish population had moved to

Also, the Mormon library has marriage licenses for Hamilton Co, OH on-line
under their ongoing Beta Project. Check the beta index to see what has been
done world-wide. Most of these licenses have parent's names & place of
birth. also Go to Search then Pilot
project. I'm not sure if these are identical or not.

I got a copy of OH death cert >from a volunteer at

I have personally thanked the Jewishgen responders who all were so helpful
and kind with their advise & time.
Tip: When you make an e-mail request, enclose your mailing address, phone #
& e-mail.

Ellen Barbieri - Researcher #8682
San Diego, CA
Researching: ZYMAN, MARKUS- Lubowo (Liubavas, Lith); ZYMAN, KAPLAN,
same general area? to London & NYC 1870-72.

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