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Knyszyn - shtetl - Poland #general

jsher@...
 

My brother told me of a shtel near Bialystock called Knyszyn ( I think thats
the spelling) Supposedly our great grandparents died in a huge fire there
and I'm just trying to find more information about that and maybe finding
out the names of people perished? I'm not sure of their last names - it is
near the name BERIJINSKY- or BREZENSKY (grandfather's side) ( don't know if
I have the right spelling) because it was changed to Chesler during the war
I think, also LUBELSKY. (grandmother's side >from Bialystock I believe). I'm
not sure where to look for this information. I checked the JewishGen
shtetl website and found a map if Knyszyn but would like more info. Thanks.

Judi Chesler
San Francisco, CA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Knyszyn - shtetl - Poland #general

jsher@...
 

My brother told me of a shtel near Bialystock called Knyszyn ( I think thats
the spelling) Supposedly our great grandparents died in a huge fire there
and I'm just trying to find more information about that and maybe finding
out the names of people perished? I'm not sure of their last names - it is
near the name BERIJINSKY- or BREZENSKY (grandfather's side) ( don't know if
I have the right spelling) because it was changed to Chesler during the war
I think, also LUBELSKY. (grandmother's side >from Bialystock I believe). I'm
not sure where to look for this information. I checked the JewishGen
shtetl website and found a map if Knyszyn but would like more info. Thanks.

Judi Chesler
San Francisco, CA


Searching for Ben Wolan #general

Jse1969 <jse1969@...>
 

I am searching for Ben Wolan, son of Isaac(Ike) and Bella (Wolansky)Wolan. Ben
Wolan was originally >from Chicago and is in his seventies. There was a listing
for a Ben Wolan in Boulder, Co. but the number has been disconnected. If anyone
knows him or other family members please contact me.
Thanks

Judi Englander
Livingston, NJ

Searching: HOPPENFELD, WOLANOWSKI(VOLANOFSKY), PLUMKA >from Warsaw
STEIN,STAKOFSKY,WOLKOFF >from Slonim


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching for Ben Wolan #general

Jse1969 <jse1969@...>
 

I am searching for Ben Wolan, son of Isaac(Ike) and Bella (Wolansky)Wolan. Ben
Wolan was originally >from Chicago and is in his seventies. There was a listing
for a Ben Wolan in Boulder, Co. but the number has been disconnected. If anyone
knows him or other family members please contact me.
Thanks

Judi Englander
Livingston, NJ

Searching: HOPPENFELD, WOLANOWSKI(VOLANOFSKY), PLUMKA >from Warsaw
STEIN,STAKOFSKY,WOLKOFF >from Slonim


Looking for family of Lena Maltz LICHTMAN #general

Rammsm
 

I am looking for the descendents of Lena Maltz Lichtman (1906?- 1953?). Her
daughter Rhoda used to live in Brooklyn but forwarding address expired and mail
is returned. I believe there are other children but I don't know their names.
R. Moltz
rammsm@aol.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Looking for family of Lena Maltz LICHTMAN #general

Rammsm
 

I am looking for the descendents of Lena Maltz Lichtman (1906?- 1953?). Her
daughter Rhoda used to live in Brooklyn but forwarding address expired and mail
is returned. I believe there are other children but I don't know their names.
R. Moltz
rammsm@aol.com


Basaks #general

IRSWED <irswed@...>
 

This is a new surname, in my family, that has come to my attention. All I know
is there is or was a Morris Basaks who lived in Brooklyn and is a Dentist. The
Basaks might be related through Rosenberg, Green,or Serevtnick/Savitt. Irene
Swedroe, Ca. IRSWED@aol.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Basaks #general

IRSWED <irswed@...>
 

This is a new surname, in my family, that has come to my attention. All I know
is there is or was a Morris Basaks who lived in Brooklyn and is a Dentist. The
Basaks might be related through Rosenberg, Green,or Serevtnick/Savitt. Irene
Swedroe, Ca. IRSWED@aol.com


Need e-mail address from Sweden, re: Schapiro #general

joan breslow <webjoan@...>
 

Would the person >from Sweden, searching Schapiro, please contact me.
I'm having problems with your e-mail address.
Joan (California)
Webjoan@earthlink.net


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Need e-mail address from Sweden, re: Schapiro #general

joan breslow <webjoan@...>
 

Would the person >from Sweden, searching Schapiro, please contact me.
I'm having problems with your e-mail address.
Joan (California)
Webjoan@earthlink.net


I have Canadian Form 30A films T15101 & T15105 on loan for lookup #general

NormK12065
 

JGenners,

I have two Canadian immigration Form 30A films on load for a couple of weeks.
I will be willing to do lookups for the range of names as follows:

Film T15101 - LINKA, Miklos to LLOYD, Ruth
Film T15105 - LUNNEY, William to MACBRIDE

I just found my mother on these films with her original given name which I
never knew. It also confirmed that she came to Canada with the surname
LITVAK and immigrated to the U.S. a month later as LEVINE.

Norm Katz
Norfolk, VA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen I have Canadian Form 30A films T15101 & T15105 on loan for lookup #general

NormK12065
 

JGenners,

I have two Canadian immigration Form 30A films on load for a couple of weeks.
I will be willing to do lookups for the range of names as follows:

Film T15101 - LINKA, Miklos to LLOYD, Ruth
Film T15105 - LUNNEY, William to MACBRIDE

I just found my mother on these films with her original given name which I
never knew. It also confirmed that she came to Canada with the surname
LITVAK and immigrated to the U.S. a month later as LEVINE.

Norm Katz
Norfolk, VA


Workman's Circle-Cemetaries #general

Ron Goldman <preshtek@...>
 

Has anyone in the Baltimore and Philadelphia areas heard of cemetaries
in those cities named Workman's Circle?

It seems to me that this would be the name of a particular organization
whose members would have bought plots within that "section" of a
cemetary rather than the name of the cemetary itself.

If this *is* the case, I need the help of any genners in those cities who
would know the actual name of the cemetary in which a Workman's
Circle organizational section can be found.

Thanx.

Ron Goldman, FL.
email to: preshtek@icanect.net


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Workman's Circle-Cemetaries #general

Ron Goldman <preshtek@...>
 

Has anyone in the Baltimore and Philadelphia areas heard of cemetaries
in those cities named Workman's Circle?

It seems to me that this would be the name of a particular organization
whose members would have bought plots within that "section" of a
cemetary rather than the name of the cemetary itself.

If this *is* the case, I need the help of any genners in those cities who
would know the actual name of the cemetary in which a Workman's
Circle organizational section can be found.

Thanx.

Ron Goldman, FL.
email to: preshtek@icanect.net


Historical Jewish Demography #general

Arnold Davidson <arnoldbd@...>
 

A few years ago a message was posted that requested information on
worldwide Jewish populations through the centuries. My search of the
archives showed no response and I also received no response when I tried to
contact the original poster. Does anyone know where one can find this
information?

Arnold Davidson
arnoldbd@mindspring.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Historical Jewish Demography #general

Arnold Davidson <arnoldbd@...>
 

A few years ago a message was posted that requested information on
worldwide Jewish populations through the centuries. My search of the
archives showed no response and I also received no response when I tried to
contact the original poster. Does anyone know where one can find this
information?

Arnold Davidson
arnoldbd@mindspring.com


19th Annual Conference on Jewish Genealogy, Aug 8-13, 1999-Sephardic--Resources #general

Jgsny@...
 

Attendees at the 19th Annual Conference on Jewish Genealogy, August 8-13,
1999 will hear a lecture by Dr. Jeffrey Malka, the creator of the Separdic
genealogy website.

In this lection on Resources for Sephardic Genealogy, Dr. Jeffrey Malka will
give an overview of the inherent differences between Sephardic and Ashkenazi
genealogy sources; the origin of Jewish names, Sephardic onomastics and
sources available to researchers; Sephardic naming patterns; traditional
sources such as interviews, naturalization and cemetery records; specifically
Sephardic sources such as: Sephardic ketoubot, Spanish notarial and
inquisition records, passenger lists in Seville's Archivo general de Indias,
and Alliance Israelite Universelle archives. In addition, he will provide
information on internet resources of value to the Sephardic genealogy and
will discuss the resources in some countries with large Sephardic
populations.

Dr. Jeffrey Malka is an orthopaedic surgeon in the Washington DC area who
became interested in genealogy in the mid 90's. Enthused by the enormous
resources and help available to him in researching his Ashkenazi ancestry, he
was struck by the relative paucity of such information in researching his
Sephardic ancestry. As he gradually learned here and there of sources useful
in Sephardic genealogy, he shared them with others and developed a "Sephardic
Genealogy Resources" website to help fellow Sephardic genealogy researchers.

A copy of the Conference registration application can be printed directly from
the web site (http://members.aol.com/nyc99conf). Check out the lecture
schedule now available. The Conference will be held at the Marriott Marquis
Hotel, located in the heart of revitalized Times Square. Note: Early
registration must be postmarked by May 15, 1999.

See you at the Conference!
Estelle Guzik, Pres.
JGS (NY)
PS Contact us at nyc99conf@aol.com if you have any questions about the
Conference.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen 19th Annual Conference on Jewish Genealogy, Aug 8-13, 1999-Sephardic--Resources #general

Jgsny@...
 

Attendees at the 19th Annual Conference on Jewish Genealogy, August 8-13,
1999 will hear a lecture by Dr. Jeffrey Malka, the creator of the Separdic
genealogy website.

In this lection on Resources for Sephardic Genealogy, Dr. Jeffrey Malka will
give an overview of the inherent differences between Sephardic and Ashkenazi
genealogy sources; the origin of Jewish names, Sephardic onomastics and
sources available to researchers; Sephardic naming patterns; traditional
sources such as interviews, naturalization and cemetery records; specifically
Sephardic sources such as: Sephardic ketoubot, Spanish notarial and
inquisition records, passenger lists in Seville's Archivo general de Indias,
and Alliance Israelite Universelle archives. In addition, he will provide
information on internet resources of value to the Sephardic genealogy and
will discuss the resources in some countries with large Sephardic
populations.

Dr. Jeffrey Malka is an orthopaedic surgeon in the Washington DC area who
became interested in genealogy in the mid 90's. Enthused by the enormous
resources and help available to him in researching his Ashkenazi ancestry, he
was struck by the relative paucity of such information in researching his
Sephardic ancestry. As he gradually learned here and there of sources useful
in Sephardic genealogy, he shared them with others and developed a "Sephardic
Genealogy Resources" website to help fellow Sephardic genealogy researchers.

A copy of the Conference registration application can be printed directly from
the web site (http://members.aol.com/nyc99conf). Check out the lecture
schedule now available. The Conference will be held at the Marriott Marquis
Hotel, located in the heart of revitalized Times Square. Note: Early
registration must be postmarked by May 15, 1999.

See you at the Conference!
Estelle Guzik, Pres.
JGS (NY)
PS Contact us at nyc99conf@aol.com if you have any questions about the
Conference.


Re: Barney ROSS, RASOFSKY #general

David W. Harris <dharris1@...>
 

According to the Encyclopedia of Jewish Sports (published 1965), Barney
Ross' given name was Barnet David RASOFSKY, born December 23, 1909 in New
York City. His life story was incorporated into a film called "Monkey on My
Back". According to the encyclopedia, his father, a talmudic scholar,
moved the family >from NY to Chicago and opened a grocery in the heart of a
tough neighborhood. Brought up Orthodox, his life changed at the age of 14
when his father was murdered in a hold-up. Without money, two brothers and
a younger sister where placed in orphanages, To earn money, Barney is
reported to have been a messenger for Al Capone. He decided to change
"occupations" and in 1926 started as an amateur boxer. He went on to
become one of the great boxers and wrote a book, "No Man Stands Alone".
After retirement he opened a restaurant in Chicago and after Pearl Harbor,
enlisted in the Marines. He distinguished himself in the Corps, but
suffered >from Malaria and other battle related diseases. Drug addiction
followed and he voluntarily committed himself to a Federal Hospital where
he recovered and eventually became a spokesman against drugs. The
encyclopedia carries a photograph.


David W. Harris
Silver Spring, MD
<dharris1@erols.com>


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Barney ROSS, RASOFSKY #general

David W. Harris <dharris1@...>
 

According to the Encyclopedia of Jewish Sports (published 1965), Barney
Ross' given name was Barnet David RASOFSKY, born December 23, 1909 in New
York City. His life story was incorporated into a film called "Monkey on My
Back". According to the encyclopedia, his father, a talmudic scholar,
moved the family >from NY to Chicago and opened a grocery in the heart of a
tough neighborhood. Brought up Orthodox, his life changed at the age of 14
when his father was murdered in a hold-up. Without money, two brothers and
a younger sister where placed in orphanages, To earn money, Barney is
reported to have been a messenger for Al Capone. He decided to change
"occupations" and in 1926 started as an amateur boxer. He went on to
become one of the great boxers and wrote a book, "No Man Stands Alone".
After retirement he opened a restaurant in Chicago and after Pearl Harbor,
enlisted in the Marines. He distinguished himself in the Corps, but
suffered >from Malaria and other battle related diseases. Drug addiction
followed and he voluntarily committed himself to a Federal Hospital where
he recovered and eventually became a spokesman against drugs. The
encyclopedia carries a photograph.


David W. Harris
Silver Spring, MD
<dharris1@erols.com>