Date   
Roots-Key Summer Issue 2005 #belarus

Nancy Holden
 

JGSLA will join the organizations of Jewish communities in celebration and
acknowledgment of 350 Years of Jewish Presence in the United States.

A combination of events are planned around the Skirball Cultural Center
presentation in November 2005 of the exhibition >from Haven to Home: 350
Years of Jewish Life in America, organized by the Library of Congress.

Roots-Key, the Journal of the JGSLA encourages all Jewish genealogists to
help produce a special Summer-Fall 2005 issue: Dreaming of America-Dreaming
in America.

Let's tell our stories (funny, strange, normal, and ordinary) within the
context of the transplantation to America. Rather than rushing >from our
research in the United States overseas to the ancient shtetl and its
records, let us linger here within our borders. Let's reflect on our
contributions as new Americans to this fledgling nation. Was your family
here >from the beginning (1654), through the wars (Revolution, Civil, the
Philippines, WWI and WWII, Korea and Vietnam); the economic upswings and
downturns, anti-Semitism and Civil Rights, woman's suffrage and pioneers
west? Dig into your family archives and see if together we can create a
scrapbook of our family stories depicting our 350 Years of Jewish Life in
America. Share with us personal interviews (newspaper clippings of American
heroes or the small intimate details of unknown lives) family legend, family
dreams, letters, and photographs (famous, infamous, and unsung).

Where was your family during the periods that mark American History? There
were three great waves of Jewish immigration: 1840s-1860s; 1880s-1914 and
surrounding WWII. When did your family arrive? Where was your family during
the pandemic flu of 1918?
Tinker, tailor, farmer, banker, doctor, statesman, thief? Were they here in
the 1600s, the 1700s, the 1800s, the 1900s, or new to America after the
holocaust or after glasnost?

Our summer issue will bring together our Jewish stories. Every story is
important to us. Roots-Key Summer 2005 Dreaming of America-Dreaming in
America. The deadline is May 1.

Send your ideas, your stories, and your first drafts to Nancy Holden, Editor
Roots-Key at: nholden@...

Belarus SIG #Belarus Roots-Key Summer Issue 2005 #belarus

Nancy Holden
 

JGSLA will join the organizations of Jewish communities in celebration and
acknowledgment of 350 Years of Jewish Presence in the United States.

A combination of events are planned around the Skirball Cultural Center
presentation in November 2005 of the exhibition >from Haven to Home: 350
Years of Jewish Life in America, organized by the Library of Congress.

Roots-Key, the Journal of the JGSLA encourages all Jewish genealogists to
help produce a special Summer-Fall 2005 issue: Dreaming of America-Dreaming
in America.

Let's tell our stories (funny, strange, normal, and ordinary) within the
context of the transplantation to America. Rather than rushing >from our
research in the United States overseas to the ancient shtetl and its
records, let us linger here within our borders. Let's reflect on our
contributions as new Americans to this fledgling nation. Was your family
here >from the beginning (1654), through the wars (Revolution, Civil, the
Philippines, WWI and WWII, Korea and Vietnam); the economic upswings and
downturns, anti-Semitism and Civil Rights, woman's suffrage and pioneers
west? Dig into your family archives and see if together we can create a
scrapbook of our family stories depicting our 350 Years of Jewish Life in
America. Share with us personal interviews (newspaper clippings of American
heroes or the small intimate details of unknown lives) family legend, family
dreams, letters, and photographs (famous, infamous, and unsung).

Where was your family during the periods that mark American History? There
were three great waves of Jewish immigration: 1840s-1860s; 1880s-1914 and
surrounding WWII. When did your family arrive? Where was your family during
the pandemic flu of 1918?
Tinker, tailor, farmer, banker, doctor, statesman, thief? Were they here in
the 1600s, the 1700s, the 1800s, the 1900s, or new to America after the
holocaust or after glasnost?

Our summer issue will bring together our Jewish stories. Every story is
important to us. Roots-Key Summer 2005 Dreaming of America-Dreaming in
America. The deadline is May 1.

Send your ideas, your stories, and your first drafts to Nancy Holden, Editor
Roots-Key at: nholden@...

Re: Name changes not in US ports #belarus

Roberta Sheps
 

I would like to thank all those kind people who replied to my posting.
However, my question was not about whether or not immigration officials at
Ellis Island or any other US port changed names of immigrants.

What I wish to know is: is anyone aware of the existence of authoritative
evidence regarding the question of name changes by immigration officials at
ports in countries other than the US, and particularly Canada and Great
Britain. US rules and procedures simply did not apply.

Evidence in this context means either first hand evidence (not family
stories) of the immigration experience or rules in force at the time. I'm
afraid that anything else is speculation.

Sincerely,

Roberta Sheps
Colchester, England (born in Winnipeg, Canada)

MODERATOR NOTE: Only messages answering this specific question will be posted.

Belarus SIG #Belarus RE:Name changes not in US ports #belarus

Roberta Sheps
 

I would like to thank all those kind people who replied to my posting.
However, my question was not about whether or not immigration officials at
Ellis Island or any other US port changed names of immigrants.

What I wish to know is: is anyone aware of the existence of authoritative
evidence regarding the question of name changes by immigration officials at
ports in countries other than the US, and particularly Canada and Great
Britain. US rules and procedures simply did not apply.

Evidence in this context means either first hand evidence (not family
stories) of the immigration experience or rules in force at the time. I'm
afraid that anything else is speculation.

Sincerely,

Roberta Sheps
Colchester, England (born in Winnipeg, Canada)

MODERATOR NOTE: Only messages answering this specific question will be posted.

Name Changes #belarus

Beyesn@...
 

Self-inflicted name changes do happen and should not be considered to be as mythological as Ellis Island name changes. I have recently confirmed a long held family rumor that my EISENBERG branch who settled in Bayonne, NJ actually had the surname of "SAMURIN" back in Pinsk. The Family Finder helped me locate two other researchers studying SAMURIN >from Pinsk because their ancestors changed their names to "AISENBERG" upon settling in Worcester, MA. No mere coincidence, we are now working together to find the exact connection between my NJ EISENBERGS and their MA AISENBERGS.

One interesting ship manifest I discovered where both names show up together was a Moishe Samurin immigrating >from Pinsk in 1908. His destination is listed as "Bayonne, NJ" and his family member/contact in America is "Uncle Joseph Eisenberg of Bayonne, NJ."

I am fascinated about how large groups of family members were able to all agree to a name change. How was it "enforced'? Even on death certificates, where the deceased in America is a fomer Samurin (now Eisenberg), the person's parents, who never immigrated, are refeered to suing the new, self-inflicted name of Eisenberg.

Barry Eisenberg
Rockville, MD
Searching: EISENBERG, SAMURIN, ROTHSTEIN, GLADSTONE, FREEDMAN, GLASHANDLER, UGER, MENKOWITZ, KLIGER

Belarus SIG #Belarus Name Changes #belarus

Beyesn@...
 

Self-inflicted name changes do happen and should not be considered to be as mythological as Ellis Island name changes. I have recently confirmed a long held family rumor that my EISENBERG branch who settled in Bayonne, NJ actually had the surname of "SAMURIN" back in Pinsk. The Family Finder helped me locate two other researchers studying SAMURIN >from Pinsk because their ancestors changed their names to "AISENBERG" upon settling in Worcester, MA. No mere coincidence, we are now working together to find the exact connection between my NJ EISENBERGS and their MA AISENBERGS.

One interesting ship manifest I discovered where both names show up together was a Moishe Samurin immigrating >from Pinsk in 1908. His destination is listed as "Bayonne, NJ" and his family member/contact in America is "Uncle Joseph Eisenberg of Bayonne, NJ."

I am fascinated about how large groups of family members were able to all agree to a name change. How was it "enforced'? Even on death certificates, where the deceased in America is a fomer Samurin (now Eisenberg), the person's parents, who never immigrated, are refeered to suing the new, self-inflicted name of Eisenberg.

Barry Eisenberg
Rockville, MD
Searching: EISENBERG, SAMURIN, ROTHSTEIN, GLADSTONE, FREEDMAN, GLASHANDLER, UGER, MENKOWITZ, KLIGER

Romanovsky colony #ukraine

Pavel Bernshtam <javaap@...>
 

I have scaned a petition of Romanovsky colony colonists to Novorussia
nad Bessarabia General Gubernator Vorontsov for a help because very
bad harvest.

I do not know where Romanovsky colonists were from.

This document >from april 1843 contains list of all colonists families
heads with signatures.

This is unique document !!!
First census for colonies was in 1858, 15 years later and many
colonists dead this time because difficulties, so many of them not
listed in 1858 census.
You can see also original (!) signatures of your ancestors.


*********************************************
I asked archive people for permission to publish in the Web these
dosuments and I received such permission
*******************************************

Later I'll publish such lists for Novo Berislav and Novo Poltavka.

Unfortunatly I have not time to translate the letter and to
transliterate the surnames list.

http://bernshtam.name/temp/romanovsky1__.jpg
http://bernshtam.name/temp/romanovsky2__.jpg
http://bernshtam.name/temp/romanovsky3__.jpg
http://bernshtam.name/temp/romanovsky4__.jpg
http://bernshtam.name/temp/romanovsky5__.jpg
http://bernshtam.name/temp/romanovsky6__.jpg

Copy them to your local disk for translation, because I'll remove
these files if I'll run out of disk space


--

--------------------------------------------------------------------
Pavel Bernshtam
email: javaap@... web: http://www.identify.com

Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Romanovsky colony #ukraine

Pavel Bernshtam <javaap@...>
 

I have scaned a petition of Romanovsky colony colonists to Novorussia
nad Bessarabia General Gubernator Vorontsov for a help because very
bad harvest.

I do not know where Romanovsky colonists were from.

This document >from april 1843 contains list of all colonists families
heads with signatures.

This is unique document !!!
First census for colonies was in 1858, 15 years later and many
colonists dead this time because difficulties, so many of them not
listed in 1858 census.
You can see also original (!) signatures of your ancestors.


*********************************************
I asked archive people for permission to publish in the Web these
dosuments and I received such permission
*******************************************

Later I'll publish such lists for Novo Berislav and Novo Poltavka.

Unfortunatly I have not time to translate the letter and to
transliterate the surnames list.

http://bernshtam.name/temp/romanovsky1__.jpg
http://bernshtam.name/temp/romanovsky2__.jpg
http://bernshtam.name/temp/romanovsky3__.jpg
http://bernshtam.name/temp/romanovsky4__.jpg
http://bernshtam.name/temp/romanovsky5__.jpg
http://bernshtam.name/temp/romanovsky6__.jpg

Copy them to your local disk for translation, because I'll remove
these files if I'll run out of disk space


--

--------------------------------------------------------------------
Pavel Bernshtam
email: javaap@... web: http://www.identify.com

Re: Name changes not in US ports #belarus

Roberta Sheps
 

I would like to thank all those kind people who replied to my posting.
However, my question was not about whether or not immigration officials at
Ellis Island or any other US port changed names of immigrants.

What I wish to know is: is anyone aware of the existence of authoritative
evidence regarding the question of name changes by immigration officials at
ports in countries other than the US, and particularly Canada and Great
Britain. US rules and procedures simply did not apply.

Evidence in this context means either first hand evidence (not family
stories) of the immigration experience or rules in force at the time. I'm
afraid that anything else is speculation.

Sincerely,

Roberta Sheps
Colchester, England (born in Winnipeg, Canada)

Ukraine SIG #Ukraine RE:Name changes not in US ports #ukraine

Roberta Sheps
 

I would like to thank all those kind people who replied to my posting.
However, my question was not about whether or not immigration officials at
Ellis Island or any other US port changed names of immigrants.

What I wish to know is: is anyone aware of the existence of authoritative
evidence regarding the question of name changes by immigration officials at
ports in countries other than the US, and particularly Canada and Great
Britain. US rules and procedures simply did not apply.

Evidence in this context means either first hand evidence (not family
stories) of the immigration experience or rules in force at the time. I'm
afraid that anything else is speculation.

Sincerely,

Roberta Sheps
Colchester, England (born in Winnipeg, Canada)

Re: Immigrant Name Changes #ukraine

shop@...
 

I had a neighbor here in Palo Alto who claimed that his grandfather
from Russia's surname was changed by an official at Ellis Island from
an unpronouncable five or six syllables ending in "ski" to "LEVINE."
Supposedly, his grandfather had tried to get the immigration official
to write it out, but only succeeded in angering the overworked
bureaucrat, who in a fit of frustration crossed out the long name,
and wrote LEVINE instead. When the immigrant was appalled and said
he was not a Levite, the official stamped the document and told him
not to hold up the line.
One wonders where all this crossing out and changing was done, considering there
WERE NO separate records kept at Ellis Island, the records there being the ships
manifests supplied by the steamship companies. Any crossing out that appears on
the manifests results >from someone intentionally or unintentionally missing the
boat. There does appear to have been some amplification done to the manifests,
however, in a different hand, and it is not clear where or when these additions
were made. Blank spaces are sometimes filled
(addresses of relatives especially, adding of brackets to show relationships to
parents and grandparents, etc.), but I challenge anyone to show any changes
whatsoever of primary information between the records kept at the ports of
embarkation and Ellis Island. This comparison is particularly easy to do with
ships that sailed >from Hamburg, where the records >from Hamburg are available for
a fee online. I have examined some of these in regard to my own researches and
even though they normally send a transcribed version, I have seen nothing worse
than the change of a single letter between Hamburg and New York. I repeat, if
major changes to names were done, they were done either after arriving in
America or before leaving the home country.

Steve Franklin
Baltimore
www.LordBalto.com

Translation/transliteration from cursive Russian/ Kolki Region/ Holocaust docs. #ukraine

Steven Garber <shgarber@...>
 

Dear Jenners(Jewish Genners),

I recently obtained copies >from this incomplete, 60-yr-old Soviet file. It
contains a number of reports on Nazi atrocities, as well as some Victims
lists. The latter contain names and ages of of some of the Jewish civilians
who were killed by the SS and their helpers.

Unfortunately, I created jpeg files a little too large for ViewMate. If
you'd like to try your hand at one or more pages, contact me:
shgarber@...

I can send you pages as attachments.
Results may soon be posted to the terrific new Kolki ShtetlLinks site
created by Andrew Blumberg.

The Soviet Extraordinary Commission's files are on 27 reels of microfilm at
the USHMM Archives in DC. The staff is very helpful! Most of those files
remain to be translated. Look into this amazing, resource!

Thank You!

Steve Garber, of Denver
Researching:
GARBER (Staryy Chartoriysk, Ukraine)
BAR (Kolki, Ukraine (near Lutsk)).
LIFSCHES/LIFSCHITZ (Vashkovtsy, Ukraine; Israel)
GLASER (Vashkovtsy, Ukraine)
ZLOCZOWER (Vizhnitsa, Vashkovtsy, Milie, Ispas, Czarnohuzy, Chernovtsy
(all formerly in North Bukovina), Ukraine; Israel, elsewhere).
CHERGER (Staryy Chartoriysk/Lutsk area, Ukraine)

Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Re: Immigrant Name Changes #ukraine

shop@...
 

I had a neighbor here in Palo Alto who claimed that his grandfather
from Russia's surname was changed by an official at Ellis Island from
an unpronouncable five or six syllables ending in "ski" to "LEVINE."
Supposedly, his grandfather had tried to get the immigration official
to write it out, but only succeeded in angering the overworked
bureaucrat, who in a fit of frustration crossed out the long name,
and wrote LEVINE instead. When the immigrant was appalled and said
he was not a Levite, the official stamped the document and told him
not to hold up the line.
One wonders where all this crossing out and changing was done, considering there
WERE NO separate records kept at Ellis Island, the records there being the ships
manifests supplied by the steamship companies. Any crossing out that appears on
the manifests results >from someone intentionally or unintentionally missing the
boat. There does appear to have been some amplification done to the manifests,
however, in a different hand, and it is not clear where or when these additions
were made. Blank spaces are sometimes filled
(addresses of relatives especially, adding of brackets to show relationships to
parents and grandparents, etc.), but I challenge anyone to show any changes
whatsoever of primary information between the records kept at the ports of
embarkation and Ellis Island. This comparison is particularly easy to do with
ships that sailed >from Hamburg, where the records >from Hamburg are available for
a fee online. I have examined some of these in regard to my own researches and
even though they normally send a transcribed version, I have seen nothing worse
than the change of a single letter between Hamburg and New York. I repeat, if
major changes to names were done, they were done either after arriving in
America or before leaving the home country.

Steve Franklin
Baltimore
www.LordBalto.com

Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Translation/transliteration from cursive Russian/ Kolki Region/ Holocaust docs. #ukraine

Steven Garber <shgarber@...>
 

Dear Jenners(Jewish Genners),

I recently obtained copies >from this incomplete, 60-yr-old Soviet file. It
contains a number of reports on Nazi atrocities, as well as some Victims
lists. The latter contain names and ages of of some of the Jewish civilians
who were killed by the SS and their helpers.

Unfortunately, I created jpeg files a little too large for ViewMate. If
you'd like to try your hand at one or more pages, contact me:
shgarber@...

I can send you pages as attachments.
Results may soon be posted to the terrific new Kolki ShtetlLinks site
created by Andrew Blumberg.

The Soviet Extraordinary Commission's files are on 27 reels of microfilm at
the USHMM Archives in DC. The staff is very helpful! Most of those files
remain to be translated. Look into this amazing, resource!

Thank You!

Steve Garber, of Denver
Researching:
GARBER (Staryy Chartoriysk, Ukraine)
BAR (Kolki, Ukraine (near Lutsk)).
LIFSCHES/LIFSCHITZ (Vashkovtsy, Ukraine; Israel)
GLASER (Vashkovtsy, Ukraine)
ZLOCZOWER (Vizhnitsa, Vashkovtsy, Milie, Ispas, Czarnohuzy, Chernovtsy
(all formerly in North Bukovina), Ukraine; Israel, elsewhere).
CHERGER (Staryy Chartoriysk/Lutsk area, Ukraine)

Photos at ViewMate for recognition and for translation Russian #ukraine

Eliana Aizim
 

Dear Genners:
I have posted 5 photos at ViewMate. Three of them are for
recognition of people >from my AVERBUCH branch, who lived in
Zhabokrich, Podolia Gubernia, Ukraine:
http://data.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=5342
http://data.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=5344
http://data.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=5345

The other two photos are for translation >from Russian:
http://data.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=5343
http://data.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=5346

Please reply privately to me at: aizim@...
Thanks very much for any help you can give me.

ELIANA AIZIM, >from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
see photo album: http://www.geocities.com/elianaaizim/photo2.html

AISEN, AIZEN, AISIN: Lugansk, Ekaterinoslav Gubernia, Ukraine /
Buenos Aires, Argentina / Rio de Janeiro, Brazil;
GUREVICH: Lugansk (Voroshilovgrad), Yuzovka (Stalino, Donetsk),
Ekaterinoslav Gubernia, Ukraine / Philadelphia, USA;
VATNICK, VAITMAN, WHITE: Pischonka, Zabokrich, Kryzhopol,
Podolia Gubernia, Ukraine / Toronto, Canada; / Rio Janeiro, Brazil;
AVERBUCH: Zabokrich, Kryzhopol, Podolia Gubernia, Ukraine /
Colonia Quatro Irmaos, (Baron Hirsch), RS, Brazil.

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please reply privately.

Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Photos at ViewMate for recognition and for translation Russian #ukraine

Eliana Aizim
 

Dear Genners:
I have posted 5 photos at ViewMate. Three of them are for
recognition of people >from my AVERBUCH branch, who lived in
Zhabokrich, Podolia Gubernia, Ukraine:
http://data.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=5342
http://data.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=5344
http://data.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=5345

The other two photos are for translation >from Russian:
http://data.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=5343
http://data.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=5346

Please reply privately to me at: aizim@...
Thanks very much for any help you can give me.

ELIANA AIZIM, >from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
see photo album: http://www.geocities.com/elianaaizim/photo2.html

AISEN, AIZEN, AISIN: Lugansk, Ekaterinoslav Gubernia, Ukraine /
Buenos Aires, Argentina / Rio de Janeiro, Brazil;
GUREVICH: Lugansk (Voroshilovgrad), Yuzovka (Stalino, Donetsk),
Ekaterinoslav Gubernia, Ukraine / Philadelphia, USA;
VATNICK, VAITMAN, WHITE: Pischonka, Zabokrich, Kryzhopol,
Podolia Gubernia, Ukraine / Toronto, Canada; / Rio Janeiro, Brazil;
AVERBUCH: Zabokrich, Kryzhopol, Podolia Gubernia, Ukraine /
Colonia Quatro Irmaos, (Baron Hirsch), RS, Brazil.

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please reply privately.

Romanovsky colony #belarus

Pavel Bernshtam <javaap@...>
 

I have scaned a petition of Romanovsky colony colonists to Novorussia
nad Bessarabia General Gubernator Vorontsov for a help because very
bad harvest.

I do not know where Romanovsky colonists were from.

This document >from april 1843 contains list of all colonists families
heads with signatures.

This is unique document !!!
First census for colonies was in 1858, 15 years later and many
colonists dead this time because difficulties, so many of them not
listed in 1858 census.
You can see also original (!) signatures of your ancestors.


*********************************************
I asked archive people for permission to publish in the Web these
dosuments and I received such permission
*******************************************

Later I'll publish such lists for Novo Berislav and Novo Poltavka.

Unfortunatly I have not time to translate the letter and to
transliterate the surnames list.

http://bernshtam.name/temp/romanovsky1__.jpg [Moderator Note: Two underlines here]
http://bernshtam.name/temp/romanovsky2__.jpg
http://bernshtam.name/temp/romanovsky3__.jpg
http://bernshtam.name/temp/romanovsky4__.jpg
http://bernshtam.name/temp/romanovsky5__.jpg
http://bernshtam.name/temp/romanovsky6__.jpg

Copy them to your local disk for translation, because I'll remove
these files if I'll run out of disk space

Pavel Bernshtam

Belarus SIG #Belarus Romanovsky colony #belarus

Pavel Bernshtam <javaap@...>
 

I have scaned a petition of Romanovsky colony colonists to Novorussia
nad Bessarabia General Gubernator Vorontsov for a help because very
bad harvest.

I do not know where Romanovsky colonists were from.

This document >from april 1843 contains list of all colonists families
heads with signatures.

This is unique document !!!
First census for colonies was in 1858, 15 years later and many
colonists dead this time because difficulties, so many of them not
listed in 1858 census.
You can see also original (!) signatures of your ancestors.


*********************************************
I asked archive people for permission to publish in the Web these
dosuments and I received such permission
*******************************************

Later I'll publish such lists for Novo Berislav and Novo Poltavka.

Unfortunatly I have not time to translate the letter and to
transliterate the surnames list.

http://bernshtam.name/temp/romanovsky1__.jpg [Moderator Note: Two underlines here]
http://bernshtam.name/temp/romanovsky2__.jpg
http://bernshtam.name/temp/romanovsky3__.jpg
http://bernshtam.name/temp/romanovsky4__.jpg
http://bernshtam.name/temp/romanovsky5__.jpg
http://bernshtam.name/temp/romanovsky6__.jpg

Copy them to your local disk for translation, because I'll remove
these files if I'll run out of disk space

Pavel Bernshtam

Re: Alsace... #germany

Rosanne Leeson <rdleeson@...>
 

Dear Fellow GerSIGgers,

A brief reminder here to those seeking assistance with research in Alsace,
that this area of France, is also covered by the FrenchSIG of JewishGen

http://www.jewishgen.org/french/

with many members in France always eager to help!

Rosanne Leeson CO-Coordinator FrenchSIG

German SIG #Germany RE: Alsace... #germany

Rosanne Leeson <rdleeson@...>
 

Dear Fellow GerSIGgers,

A brief reminder here to those seeking assistance with research in Alsace,
that this area of France, is also covered by the FrenchSIG of JewishGen

http://www.jewishgen.org/french/

with many members in France always eager to help!

Rosanne Leeson CO-Coordinator FrenchSIG