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Yizkor Book Project Report for April 2006 #austria-czech

Joyce Field
 

For the month of April 2006 the Yizkor Book Project added three new
entries and 15 updates. All can be accessed >from the Project's
Translation Index Page at
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/translations.html. New material has
been flagged for easy visibility. Note that the translations into
languages other than English are now in a separate section, "Other
Languages."

New entries:

-Ryki, Poland: Pinkas HaKehillot, Polin, vol. VII, translated into
Polish, http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/pinkas_poland/pol7_00550p.html

-Pinkas HaKehillot, Polin, vol. VI: History of the Jews in the
Districts and List of Communities

-Pinkas HaKehillot Lita: Table of Contents and List of Communities

Updates:

-Bielsk-Podlaski, Poland
-Braslaw, Belarus
-Dabrowa, Poland
-Drogobych, Ukraine
-Holocaust in Belarus
-Hlybokaye, Belarus
-Kurenets, Belarus
-Lanovtsy, Ukraine
-Leipalingis, Lithuania
-Minsk, Belarus
-Oradea, Romania
-Pinkas HaKehillot List of communities in the eight Polish volumes
has been updated.
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/pinkas_poland/pol0_00001.html
-Radzyn Podalski,Poland
-Thessaloniki, Greece
-Zelechow, Poland: Pinkas HaKehillot, Polin, vol. VII: translated
into Polish.
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/pinkas_poland/pol7_00199bp.html

At
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=23
please check the yizkor books that are fundraising projects, meaning
that professional translators are hired to translated these books.
The translators are paid with donations made to JewishGen. In other
words, no money, no translation. Help us continue our work of making
these precious books available to English-speaking researchers by
contributing generously to these projects and to JewishGen, which
provides the infrastructure to house this material online.

Joyce Field
JewishGen VP, Data Acquisition
jfield@...

Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Yizkor Book Project Report for April 2006 #austria-czech

Joyce Field
 

For the month of April 2006 the Yizkor Book Project added three new
entries and 15 updates. All can be accessed >from the Project's
Translation Index Page at
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/translations.html. New material has
been flagged for easy visibility. Note that the translations into
languages other than English are now in a separate section, "Other
Languages."

New entries:

-Ryki, Poland: Pinkas HaKehillot, Polin, vol. VII, translated into
Polish, http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/pinkas_poland/pol7_00550p.html

-Pinkas HaKehillot, Polin, vol. VI: History of the Jews in the
Districts and List of Communities

-Pinkas HaKehillot Lita: Table of Contents and List of Communities

Updates:

-Bielsk-Podlaski, Poland
-Braslaw, Belarus
-Dabrowa, Poland
-Drogobych, Ukraine
-Holocaust in Belarus
-Hlybokaye, Belarus
-Kurenets, Belarus
-Lanovtsy, Ukraine
-Leipalingis, Lithuania
-Minsk, Belarus
-Oradea, Romania
-Pinkas HaKehillot List of communities in the eight Polish volumes
has been updated.
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/pinkas_poland/pol0_00001.html
-Radzyn Podalski,Poland
-Thessaloniki, Greece
-Zelechow, Poland: Pinkas HaKehillot, Polin, vol. VII: translated
into Polish.
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/pinkas_poland/pol7_00199bp.html

At
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=23
please check the yizkor books that are fundraising projects, meaning
that professional translators are hired to translated these books.
The translators are paid with donations made to JewishGen. In other
words, no money, no translation. Help us continue our work of making
these precious books available to English-speaking researchers by
contributing generously to these projects and to JewishGen, which
provides the infrastructure to house this material online.

Joyce Field
JewishGen VP, Data Acquisition
jfield@...

Searching: Morris MARKOWITZ/MARKS & Benjamin HOFFMAN #general

sacredsisters3@aol.com <sacredsisters3@...>
 

Hello All

I am seeking any and all information on these ancestors of mine. They
came to NY-Manhattan about 1907. Morris MARKOWITZ born in romania
01/01/1888, his parents were Zissel/Zeisle & Truanah Markowitz. Morris
married Tille HOFFMAN in 1912 and then moved to connecticut about
1918-1919. They had ten kids and one died very young due to a
hit-and-run.

Benjamin Hoffman & Bertha(SMILOVITZ)HOFFMAN were born about 1873-74
also >from romania.
Their children are as follows, Tillie, David, Beatrice, & Sylvia. I do
not know a lot about this family so any information is helpful.

Thanks,
Sarah Greenberg
sacredsisters3@... (USA-CT)

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching: Morris MARKOWITZ/MARKS & Benjamin HOFFMAN #general

sacredsisters3@aol.com <sacredsisters3@...>
 

Hello All

I am seeking any and all information on these ancestors of mine. They
came to NY-Manhattan about 1907. Morris MARKOWITZ born in romania
01/01/1888, his parents were Zissel/Zeisle & Truanah Markowitz. Morris
married Tille HOFFMAN in 1912 and then moved to connecticut about
1918-1919. They had ten kids and one died very young due to a
hit-and-run.

Benjamin Hoffman & Bertha(SMILOVITZ)HOFFMAN were born about 1873-74
also >from romania.
Their children are as follows, Tillie, David, Beatrice, & Sylvia. I do
not know a lot about this family so any information is helpful.

Thanks,
Sarah Greenberg
sacredsisters3@... (USA-CT)

Need WPA record from NYC Municipal Archives #general

Mara Fein <maraharv@...>
 

Union Fields cemetery has provided me with the name of the synagogue/burial
society responsibile for my ggf's plot. I found it on an internet listing
for a WPA 1939 survey of all houses of worship in NYC that is on microfilm
at the NYC Municial Archives. I know the exact microfilm roll and record#,
but I cannot get to NY and the archives won't provide a copy for me by mail.

Is anyone going to be visiting the archives who would be willing to get me a
copy of this one record?

I'm at a dead end on this branch of my family and this is my last chance to
see if the information on the record indicates anything that might connect
my family with a specific town in the old country.

Thanks so much.

mara fein
Los Angeles

researching: WEINSTEIN (Galicia), KNOBLER (maybe Galician), HECHT (Zurawno,
Galicia), KATZ (Zurawno, Galicia), FRIEDMAN (Lasdijai, Lithuania), BRENHOLTZ
(Sereje, Lithuania), FIREHOLTZ (Lithuania), GUDAR (Kharkov), GORDON
(Hartford, CT)

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Need WPA record from NYC Municipal Archives #general

Mara Fein <maraharv@...>
 

Union Fields cemetery has provided me with the name of the synagogue/burial
society responsibile for my ggf's plot. I found it on an internet listing
for a WPA 1939 survey of all houses of worship in NYC that is on microfilm
at the NYC Municial Archives. I know the exact microfilm roll and record#,
but I cannot get to NY and the archives won't provide a copy for me by mail.

Is anyone going to be visiting the archives who would be willing to get me a
copy of this one record?

I'm at a dead end on this branch of my family and this is my last chance to
see if the information on the record indicates anything that might connect
my family with a specific town in the old country.

Thanks so much.

mara fein
Los Angeles

researching: WEINSTEIN (Galicia), KNOBLER (maybe Galician), HECHT (Zurawno,
Galicia), KATZ (Zurawno, Galicia), FRIEDMAN (Lasdijai, Lithuania), BRENHOLTZ
(Sereje, Lithuania), FIREHOLTZ (Lithuania), GUDAR (Kharkov), GORDON
(Hartford, CT)

Mollie and Nathan Newman-Bronx NY-Found! #general

,
 

Hi genners,
Yesterday I posted an email about the above captioned family. At the same
time I emailed someone who had listed the name Newman on the JGFF in 1997. This
morning I recieved an email >from her-she is the granddaughter of Mollie and
Nathan. Another success story through Jewishgen!
Carol Blumenthal-Cohen
Bklyn NY

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Mollie and Nathan Newman-Bronx NY-Found! #general

,
 

Hi genners,
Yesterday I posted an email about the above captioned family. At the same
time I emailed someone who had listed the name Newman on the JGFF in 1997. This
morning I recieved an email >from her-she is the granddaughter of Mollie and
Nathan. Another success story through Jewishgen!
Carol Blumenthal-Cohen
Bklyn NY

Re: Web etiquette for posting family trees #general

Zev Griner <zgriner@...>
 

In this age of identity theft, you do not put anyone that is alive on
the Internet without hiding their identities. All notes, references,
dates, and places should be removed >from the GEDCOM file using one of
many utilities that will "clean" the file based on criteria you
specify. While I will change first names to initials, other
organizations like JewishGen will remove the first names. All you are
left with is relationships.

Zev Griner

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Web etiquette for posting family trees #general

Zev Griner <zgriner@...>
 

In this age of identity theft, you do not put anyone that is alive on
the Internet without hiding their identities. All notes, references,
dates, and places should be removed >from the GEDCOM file using one of
many utilities that will "clean" the file based on criteria you
specify. While I will change first names to initials, other
organizations like JewishGen will remove the first names. All you are
left with is relationships.

Zev Griner

JGSLA May 15th-Steve Morse is Speaking #general

Pamela Weisberger <pweisberger@...>
 

To JewishGenners in the Greater Los Angeles area:

Mark your calendars for the next meeting of the Jewish Genealogical Society
of Los Angeles on Monday, May 15th, when the guru of online genealogical
search engines, Stephen P. Morse, will be speaking on two topics near and
dear to the hearts of family tree-makers.

"FINDING YOUR IMMIGRANT ANCESTORS IN CENSUS AND PASSENGER RECORDS"

Date: Monday, May 15, 2006
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Magnin Auditorium, Skirball Cultural Center

PROGRAM:

Charting one’s family history can be a daunting project. An important first
step is tracing your ancestors’ journeys to the United States and
discovering facts about their early years in America. In April 2001 the
Ellis Island website went on-line containing passenger records >from
1892–1923. A few weeks later, Stephen Morse created the “One-Step Ellis
Island” search engine to facilitate using this resource to locate passenger
manifests.

But what happened when your ancestors disembarked in New York City? A large
percentage ended up living there, even if they eventually moved on to other
places. Along with the federal census records, there were also several New
York state censuses—the most valuable, for genealogical purposes, being
those >from 1905, 1915, and 1925 when there was a large influx of immigrants.
Morse’s website offers a universal finding aid for searching in each of the
three census years in all boroughs.

This two-part lecture will explain how to use these tools to navigate both
the Ellis Island and New York Census records with fewer tears and greater
success so you can track down your elusive ancestors and continue building
your family tree.

LOCATION: Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., LA 90049

This meeting is co-sponsored by the Skirball and is free of charge

Please note: the food cart will be available for early dining! The JGSLA
Spiszman Traveling Library will be available starting at 6:15PM.

For directions and more info go to our website: http://www.jgsla.org

Come join us!

Pamela Weisberger
Santa Monica, CA
pweisberger@...

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JGSLA May 15th-Steve Morse is Speaking #general

Pamela Weisberger <pweisberger@...>
 

To JewishGenners in the Greater Los Angeles area:

Mark your calendars for the next meeting of the Jewish Genealogical Society
of Los Angeles on Monday, May 15th, when the guru of online genealogical
search engines, Stephen P. Morse, will be speaking on two topics near and
dear to the hearts of family tree-makers.

"FINDING YOUR IMMIGRANT ANCESTORS IN CENSUS AND PASSENGER RECORDS"

Date: Monday, May 15, 2006
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Magnin Auditorium, Skirball Cultural Center

PROGRAM:

Charting one’s family history can be a daunting project. An important first
step is tracing your ancestors’ journeys to the United States and
discovering facts about their early years in America. In April 2001 the
Ellis Island website went on-line containing passenger records >from
1892–1923. A few weeks later, Stephen Morse created the “One-Step Ellis
Island” search engine to facilitate using this resource to locate passenger
manifests.

But what happened when your ancestors disembarked in New York City? A large
percentage ended up living there, even if they eventually moved on to other
places. Along with the federal census records, there were also several New
York state censuses—the most valuable, for genealogical purposes, being
those >from 1905, 1915, and 1925 when there was a large influx of immigrants.
Morse’s website offers a universal finding aid for searching in each of the
three census years in all boroughs.

This two-part lecture will explain how to use these tools to navigate both
the Ellis Island and New York Census records with fewer tears and greater
success so you can track down your elusive ancestors and continue building
your family tree.

LOCATION: Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., LA 90049

This meeting is co-sponsored by the Skirball and is free of charge

Please note: the food cart will be available for early dining! The JGSLA
Spiszman Traveling Library will be available starting at 6:15PM.

For directions and more info go to our website: http://www.jgsla.org

Come join us!

Pamela Weisberger
Santa Monica, CA
pweisberger@...

Hebrew naming #unitedkingdom

Richard Dale <rmd.jg@...>
 

Although I cannot help with the specific naming questions (Israel, Benjamin
etc), I do know that daughters of Cohens (and Levites) are recognized as
such. There are various rules that apply to a Bat Cohen and a Bat Levi
(daughter of a Cohen, daughter of a Levi). (Eg a Bat Cohen does not have to
redeem a first-born son in the pidyon ha-ben ceremony - see
http://www.imohel.com/pidyon.htm ).

Basically a male Cohen passes this on to ALL his children, and they are each
bound be certain rights and obligations, but only the male children carry it
on to theirs.
I hope this makes sense.

--Richard Dale
Newton MA.

----- Original Message -----
From: "malcolm katz" <malkikatz9361@...>
To: "JCR-UK SIG" < jcr-uk@...>
Sent: Thursday, May 04, 2006 7:50 PM
Subject: [jcr-uk] Hebrew naming


Hello
On finding my Great grandmothers grave at Edmonton
Federation cemetary,I have a querry for geners with
more knowledge then me,At the top of her grave are
enclosed hands with 2 candlesticks,Which i read as
meaning a Cohen,Which has confused me as i have always
known this to be passed through the male line and dont
understand the meaning of this.
To add to the confusion her fathers name on her
marriage certificate is Israel,A hebrew name in its
own right,Yet on the grave in Hebrew she is Chana bet
Binyamin(Benjamin) im am now totaly confused by this,I
know i have the right grave,If anyone can enlighten me
on either subject i would appreciate it.
Many thanks
Malcolm Katz

JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom Hebrew naming #unitedkingdom

Richard Dale <rmd.jg@...>
 

Although I cannot help with the specific naming questions (Israel, Benjamin
etc), I do know that daughters of Cohens (and Levites) are recognized as
such. There are various rules that apply to a Bat Cohen and a Bat Levi
(daughter of a Cohen, daughter of a Levi). (Eg a Bat Cohen does not have to
redeem a first-born son in the pidyon ha-ben ceremony - see
http://www.imohel.com/pidyon.htm ).

Basically a male Cohen passes this on to ALL his children, and they are each
bound be certain rights and obligations, but only the male children carry it
on to theirs.
I hope this makes sense.

--Richard Dale
Newton MA.

----- Original Message -----
From: "malcolm katz" <malkikatz9361@...>
To: "JCR-UK SIG" < jcr-uk@...>
Sent: Thursday, May 04, 2006 7:50 PM
Subject: [jcr-uk] Hebrew naming


Hello
On finding my Great grandmothers grave at Edmonton
Federation cemetary,I have a querry for geners with
more knowledge then me,At the top of her grave are
enclosed hands with 2 candlesticks,Which i read as
meaning a Cohen,Which has confused me as i have always
known this to be passed through the male line and dont
understand the meaning of this.
To add to the confusion her fathers name on her
marriage certificate is Israel,A hebrew name in its
own right,Yet on the grave in Hebrew she is Chana bet
Binyamin(Benjamin) im am now totaly confused by this,I
know i have the right grave,If anyone can enlighten me
on either subject i would appreciate it.
Many thanks
Malcolm Katz

Re: Hebrew naming #unitedkingdom

MBernet@...
 

In a message dated 5/5/2006 3:45:32 A.M. Eastern Standard Time,
malkikatz9361@... writes:

< On finding my Great grandmothers grave at Edmonton
Federation cemetary,I have a querry for geners with
more knowledge then me,At the top of her grave are
enclosed hands with 2 candlesticks,Which i read as
meaning a Cohen,Which has confused me as i have always
known this to be passed through the male line and dont
understand the meaning of this. >

==Your thinking is absolutely correct. The conventional symbol on a Cohen's
tombstone is two hands in the priestly blessing position, thumbs touching and
the fingers spread as two pairs on each hand.

==candlesticks are occasionally seen on 19th and 20th century tombstones as
tributes to wives and mothers who are responsible for the sabbath lights.
They are a matter of personal dessire or may be marks of a stonemason's salesman
skills.

< To add to the confusion her fathers name on her
marriage certificate is Israel,A hebrew name in its
own right,Yet on the grave in Hebrew she is Chana bet
Binyamin(Benjamin) im am now totaly confused by this,I
know i have the right grave,If anyone can enlighten me
on either subject i would appreciate it. >

==I can think of no explanation. Could Binyamin be a stepfather who helped
raise her? Could he have been named Israel at one time and Binyamin at
another (or even the same)? Hebrew for "daughter [of]" is "bat."

=="Bet" (or "beyt") means "house [of]." So the notation on the tombstone may
indicate the family name: was she or her father surnamed Benjamin?

Michael Bernet, New York

JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom Re: Hebrew naming #unitedkingdom

MBernet@...
 

In a message dated 5/5/2006 3:45:32 A.M. Eastern Standard Time,
malkikatz9361@... writes:

< On finding my Great grandmothers grave at Edmonton
Federation cemetary,I have a querry for geners with
more knowledge then me,At the top of her grave are
enclosed hands with 2 candlesticks,Which i read as
meaning a Cohen,Which has confused me as i have always
known this to be passed through the male line and dont
understand the meaning of this. >

==Your thinking is absolutely correct. The conventional symbol on a Cohen's
tombstone is two hands in the priestly blessing position, thumbs touching and
the fingers spread as two pairs on each hand.

==candlesticks are occasionally seen on 19th and 20th century tombstones as
tributes to wives and mothers who are responsible for the sabbath lights.
They are a matter of personal dessire or may be marks of a stonemason's salesman
skills.

< To add to the confusion her fathers name on her
marriage certificate is Israel,A hebrew name in its
own right,Yet on the grave in Hebrew she is Chana bet
Binyamin(Benjamin) im am now totaly confused by this,I
know i have the right grave,If anyone can enlighten me
on either subject i would appreciate it. >

==I can think of no explanation. Could Binyamin be a stepfather who helped
raise her? Could he have been named Israel at one time and Binyamin at
another (or even the same)? Hebrew for "daughter [of]" is "bat."

=="Bet" (or "beyt") means "house [of]." So the notation on the tombstone may
indicate the family name: was she or her father surnamed Benjamin?

Michael Bernet, New York

Rabbi Yosef author of She'erit Zichron Yosef #rabbinic

Shoshana L. Boublil
 

Rabbi Yosef (aka Yosef HaTzadik), Av Beit Din in Posen appears in my
family tree. Unfortuantely, I don't know how he is connected.

Has anyone put together his children's family tree?

During the conference in Israel, someone mentioned that a person in
Me'ah She'arim who is a direct descendant wrote a book about him and
his family tree. Does anyone know who this was and how to contact
him?

Thank you.

Shoshana L. Boublil

Researching:
KORB; SKAIST; RABIN; RUBNICH; EPSTEIN [BERGMAN]; SHERESHEVSKY;
OSHEROVITZ; JOFFE; SEGAL; LEVINE; SHAPIRO; BOUBLIL; ARBIB(ARBIV); KISH

Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Rabbi Yosef author of She'erit Zichron Yosef #rabbinic

Shoshana L. Boublil
 

Rabbi Yosef (aka Yosef HaTzadik), Av Beit Din in Posen appears in my
family tree. Unfortuantely, I don't know how he is connected.

Has anyone put together his children's family tree?

During the conference in Israel, someone mentioned that a person in
Me'ah She'arim who is a direct descendant wrote a book about him and
his family tree. Does anyone know who this was and how to contact
him?

Thank you.

Shoshana L. Boublil

Researching:
KORB; SKAIST; RABIN; RUBNICH; EPSTEIN [BERGMAN]; SHERESHEVSKY;
OSHEROVITZ; JOFFE; SEGAL; LEVINE; SHAPIRO; BOUBLIL; ARBIB(ARBIV); KISH

Volozhin Yeshiva students #rabbinic

Eilat Gordin Levitan
 

The building of the Volozhin Yeshiva (in Belarus), is in Jewish
hands. I made some posters to be displayed (in Hebrew >from the
Volozhin Yizkor Book and English >from the translation and the net)
for about 30 of the students who attended.

Amongst them rabbinic personalities: Chaim Ozer Grodzensky,
Mordechay Eliashberg, Moshe Mordechay Epstein, Shlomo David Kahane,
Yechiel Michal Halevi Epstein, Zvi-Hirsh Levinson, Avraham Duber
Kahane-Shapiro, Boruch Dov Leibovitz, Issar Zalman Melzer, Shmuel
Mohilever, Shmuel Salant, Nachum Kaplan (Nohemke >from Horodno),
Shlomo Polachek, Yitzhak Nissenboim and more.

I am trying to find more information on 3 other students:

* Eliyahu Aharon Milikovski-Samsonov. What I have is: Student of
Hanaziv and son in law of Bunimevitz >from Volozhin. Born in Mitava
(Latvia) in 5634 (1864). The pages 213-221 in his book "Yaakov's
tents" are dedicated to Volozhin. Died In Jerusalem in 5707. Also
wrote; Ohalei Aharon.

* Don Yikhye, Yehuda Leib born in Drissa in 1868. Rabbi of Shklov,
Drissa & Chernigov. Member of Nezach Yisrael. Passed away in Tel
Aviv in 1941.

* Mordechai Nachmany ( Gorodonski), born in Nesvizh (Belarus) in
1867, passed away in Rehovot in 1949.

Thank you for any help,
Eilat Gordin Levitan
Los Angeles

Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Volozhin Yeshiva students #rabbinic

Eilat Gordin Levitan
 

The building of the Volozhin Yeshiva (in Belarus), is in Jewish
hands. I made some posters to be displayed (in Hebrew >from the
Volozhin Yizkor Book and English >from the translation and the net)
for about 30 of the students who attended.

Amongst them rabbinic personalities: Chaim Ozer Grodzensky,
Mordechay Eliashberg, Moshe Mordechay Epstein, Shlomo David Kahane,
Yechiel Michal Halevi Epstein, Zvi-Hirsh Levinson, Avraham Duber
Kahane-Shapiro, Boruch Dov Leibovitz, Issar Zalman Melzer, Shmuel
Mohilever, Shmuel Salant, Nachum Kaplan (Nohemke >from Horodno),
Shlomo Polachek, Yitzhak Nissenboim and more.

I am trying to find more information on 3 other students:

* Eliyahu Aharon Milikovski-Samsonov. What I have is: Student of
Hanaziv and son in law of Bunimevitz >from Volozhin. Born in Mitava
(Latvia) in 5634 (1864). The pages 213-221 in his book "Yaakov's
tents" are dedicated to Volozhin. Died In Jerusalem in 5707. Also
wrote; Ohalei Aharon.

* Don Yikhye, Yehuda Leib born in Drissa in 1868. Rabbi of Shklov,
Drissa & Chernigov. Member of Nezach Yisrael. Passed away in Tel
Aviv in 1941.

* Mordechai Nachmany ( Gorodonski), born in Nesvizh (Belarus) in
1867, passed away in Rehovot in 1949.

Thank you for any help,
Eilat Gordin Levitan
Los Angeles