Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Lifshitz family names : Aug 2002 website update #lithuania


Harris Gleckman <gleckman@...>
 

LIFSHITZ family name : Are we connected ?

Progress Report : August 20, 2002

new Website address : benchpost.com/famtree/lifshitz (without the usual=

www. in the front)

Some 90 separate Lifshitz family researchers have sent along information
for the Lifshitz family website. In last few months, ten new entries were
added, three family groups have been linked together, and the site moved to
benchpost.com/famtree/lifshitz to have more space.

Researchers on the Lifshitz and all its variations are invited to explore
this site. The new site really has four entry points:

The short family histories sent in by other Lifshitz researchers and
a first name index to the oldest members of these families.

A geographic listing of Lifshitz shtetls and a series of connected
tables for grouping the various shtetls in sub-regions .

Various Lifshitz related extracts >from the Ellis Island database, the
Jewish Records Indexing-Poland Project, and the JewishGen Family Finder index ; and


A yahoo Lifshitz family listserver at
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Lifshitz/ established by Anthony Jackson

The Lifshitz family website now also has
An expanded set of notes on alternative versions of the origin of the
name of Lifshitz.

Two Lifshitz related coats of arms

An extract of the Polish Jewish Records files on the Lifshitz family
names by gubernia [ shtetl name and (appx distribution of Lifshitz names by
gubernia) Galicia 37%; Grodno 11% ; Lomza 10% ; Warszawa 9% ; Kalisz 8% ;
Plock 8% ; Keilce 4% ; Radom 4%; Lublin 3%; Suwalki 3%; Siedlce 2%

An extract >from the Ellis Island database on the Lifshitz family name
sorted by shtetl

An extract >from the Slutzk, Belarus burials sites database on the
Lifshitz family name in chronological order .and

An initial collection of some of the famous and infamous Lifshitz
personalities in history, based on Michael Lipschutz's efforts

Please email your additions and corrections to gleckman@un.org

Harris Gleckman, great grandson of Hoshea Lifshitz of
Horodok and Iveniec, Poland (now Belarus)

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