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Ellis Island Fire in 1896 or 1897 #general

FEntin2385@...
 

Will someone give me the exact date of the fire and when passenger lists
were saved at the Barge Ofice until the opening of the present Building?
Thankyou,
Fran Marcus Entin
MARCUS ;NATHANSON ;NOMENZANSKY ; STABINSKY ; ENTIN; WETSTEIN ;
RABINOWITZ ; BREITMAN ; JACOBS ; AVIN ; EVAN ;


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Ellis Island Fire in 1896 or 1897 #general

FEntin2385@...
 

Will someone give me the exact date of the fire and when passenger lists
were saved at the Barge Ofice until the opening of the present Building?
Thankyou,
Fran Marcus Entin
MARCUS ;NATHANSON ;NOMENZANSKY ; STABINSKY ; ENTIN; WETSTEIN ;
RABINOWITZ ; BREITMAN ; JACOBS ; AVIN ; EVAN ;


New Krakow Project #poland

Judy Wolkovitch <judywolk@...>
 

As many of your know, a great new project has been initiated that will be of
interest to all Krakow researchers:

Krakow Synagogue Marriage and Bann Registers (1892 to 1939)

These contain very valuable information. The first group of approximately
2000 entries will be released in late October at which time they will be
searchable on the JRI-Poland web site. They are the marriages/banns for the
years 1892, 1897-1899, and 1901-1902. Full extracts were made for about 1400
entries to illustrate the full value of this outstanding resource. Other
years will consist of expanded indices including the father and mother's
names, mother's MAIDEN name, and town of birth. In some cases, secondary
name by which the individuals were know were also recorded and will appear
in the indices. This takes a lot of guesswork out of which records to
order.

To date only ten people have contributed but we have raised $970, nearly one
third of the sum needed for Phase I. This represents only a small fraction
of these interested in the Krakow records and we kindly ask that those who
can please contribute so that these valuable research aids can be published
on the web.

Please help support this important project. Because the registers are not
all identical and there are no index pages, we are unable to determine the
exact cost to index the entire Krakow marriage and bann collection.
However, to launch the fundraising, we are setting a target of $3000 which
should be sufficient for approximately 25,000 entries. Future releases of
data will be related to the funds raised.

PLEASE NOTE: researchers contributing a minimum of $100 will be eligible to
receive an Excel spreadsheet with the indices to the ENTIRE collection.

Contributions should be made to Jewish Records Indexing - Poland. Please
specify "For the Krakow Marriage and Bann Indexing Project" on your check or
other correspondence. Please send contributions to:

Jewish Records Indexing - Poland,
c/o Sheila Salo, Treasurer,
5607 Greenleaf Rd., Cheverly,
MD20785

or pay by Visa at:
<http://www.jewishgen.org/jri-pl/visa.htm>

For further information go to the JRI-Poland homepage at
http://www.jewishgen.org/jri-pl
and select the JHI_JGS, NY project. (Make sure you "refresh"
and/or empty your cache as this is a new link on our home page.)

This indexing initiative is yet another example of the power of cooperative
effort by volunteers and contributors with a common interest. Please help us
to get it completed.

Kind regards,

Judy Wolkovitch
Krakow Town Leader


JRI Poland #Poland New Krakow Project #poland

Judy Wolkovitch <judywolk@...>
 

As many of your know, a great new project has been initiated that will be of
interest to all Krakow researchers:

Krakow Synagogue Marriage and Bann Registers (1892 to 1939)

These contain very valuable information. The first group of approximately
2000 entries will be released in late October at which time they will be
searchable on the JRI-Poland web site. They are the marriages/banns for the
years 1892, 1897-1899, and 1901-1902. Full extracts were made for about 1400
entries to illustrate the full value of this outstanding resource. Other
years will consist of expanded indices including the father and mother's
names, mother's MAIDEN name, and town of birth. In some cases, secondary
name by which the individuals were know were also recorded and will appear
in the indices. This takes a lot of guesswork out of which records to
order.

To date only ten people have contributed but we have raised $970, nearly one
third of the sum needed for Phase I. This represents only a small fraction
of these interested in the Krakow records and we kindly ask that those who
can please contribute so that these valuable research aids can be published
on the web.

Please help support this important project. Because the registers are not
all identical and there are no index pages, we are unable to determine the
exact cost to index the entire Krakow marriage and bann collection.
However, to launch the fundraising, we are setting a target of $3000 which
should be sufficient for approximately 25,000 entries. Future releases of
data will be related to the funds raised.

PLEASE NOTE: researchers contributing a minimum of $100 will be eligible to
receive an Excel spreadsheet with the indices to the ENTIRE collection.

Contributions should be made to Jewish Records Indexing - Poland. Please
specify "For the Krakow Marriage and Bann Indexing Project" on your check or
other correspondence. Please send contributions to:

Jewish Records Indexing - Poland,
c/o Sheila Salo, Treasurer,
5607 Greenleaf Rd., Cheverly,
MD20785

or pay by Visa at:
<http://www.jewishgen.org/jri-pl/visa.htm>

For further information go to the JRI-Poland homepage at
http://www.jewishgen.org/jri-pl
and select the JHI_JGS, NY project. (Make sure you "refresh"
and/or empty your cache as this is a new link on our home page.)

This indexing initiative is yet another example of the power of cooperative
effort by volunteers and contributors with a common interest. Please help us
to get it completed.

Kind regards,

Judy Wolkovitch
Krakow Town Leader


KELLER - Toronto #general

David Joseph Colman <dybk@...>
 

In the first quarter of the 20th century, a number of KELLERs came to
Toronto; David, Matthew, Caleb, Lejb, Fajga, Dwojra Ita, Hena Gitl, and
Max - maybe more - >from north of Plock (e.g., Rypin and Sierpc).

Except for Max, my ggg uncle, they all disappear >from Toronto
directories. I would like to hear >from anybody who knows where any of
them went. The original family name was KRUPIARZ.

David Colman
Toronto, Canada


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen KELLER - Toronto #general

David Joseph Colman <dybk@...>
 

In the first quarter of the 20th century, a number of KELLERs came to
Toronto; David, Matthew, Caleb, Lejb, Fajga, Dwojra Ita, Hena Gitl, and
Max - maybe more - >from north of Plock (e.g., Rypin and Sierpc).

Except for Max, my ggg uncle, they all disappear >from Toronto
directories. I would like to hear >from anybody who knows where any of
them went. The original family name was KRUPIARZ.

David Colman
Toronto, Canada


Reconstruction of Vilnius Jewish Quarter #lithuania

Altersolomon@...
 

The Vilnius Great Synagogue was not destroyed by the Nazis.
I was informed by an eyewitness that whilst the Synagogue was heavily damaged by the fighting during the War it was the post war communist regime which had it bulldozed to the ground as well as razing the surrounding (Jewish) structures.

It was the same communist regime which destroyed the ancient Jewish cemetery so that a sports stadium could be built on the site.
The tomb of the Vilna Gaon and other Jewish scholars were also destroyed but the bones of the Gaon and some of his disciples were reinterred by Vilnius Jews in the Jewish cemetery in the Vilnius suburbs.

Alter Solomon


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Fwd: Reconstruction of Vilnius Jewish Quarter #lithuania

Altersolomon@...
 

The Vilnius Great Synagogue was not destroyed by the Nazis.
I was informed by an eyewitness that whilst the Synagogue was heavily damaged by the fighting during the War it was the post war communist regime which had it bulldozed to the ground as well as razing the surrounding (Jewish) structures.

It was the same communist regime which destroyed the ancient Jewish cemetery so that a sports stadium could be built on the site.
The tomb of the Vilna Gaon and other Jewish scholars were also destroyed but the bones of the Gaon and some of his disciples were reinterred by Vilnius Jews in the Jewish cemetery in the Vilnius suburbs.

Alter Solomon


Cemteries tombstones and videos #hungary

Louis Schonfeld <Lmagyar@...>
 

Once again I turn to you for assistance. I have numerous videos of Jewish
cemeteries throughout Hungary, Slovakia and Subcarpathian Ruthenia. Included in these videos are many still photos taken with a JVC digital video camera. The camera is a Cyber Cam GR-DVM1 and uses DV sized film. It is about two and a half years old. I purchased a program that I thought
would help me get the film into my computer and edit it so that the
information shown on the tombstones would be able to be
transcribed and submitted to 1. Jewishgen WW cemetery database 2. H-sig
website and 3. to the individuals who have requested copies of the
film/tape. I was not successful in this endeavor. Plan B is to purchase a
Sony VAIO computer with all the built in capabilities of video transferring
and editing. However, there is something called a "firewire" which one must
connect >from the camera to the computer to transmit the video. My video
camera has no port for this type of connection. I am told that the newer
model JVC video cameras have this connection capability. I can't use a Sony
camera since that is for 8mm film only, and I have the DV size film. Can
someone enlighten me about this? 1. Am I correct about the technical
specifications mentioned here? 2. If my only option is to purchase a newer
JVC camera does anyone have a suggestion for the best place to purchase such
a camera? Can it be rented - if so, where? 3. Are there alternatives
available to get the data on the film into the hands of the public? Can
Jewishgen do it, if I send them a video copy (which I can do)? Please
respond privately.

Louis Schonfeld
Lmagyar@en.com

P.S. Unrelated to this message, but important for some of you: A copy of
the original Pinkas Hevra Kadisha (burial registry) of Ungvar/Uzhgorod has
been sent to the Washington D.C. Holocaust Memorial Museum. As mentioned
in an earlier message I hope to go to Israel later this year and at that
time find out the progress of the transcribing project for this Pinkas. LS


Hungary SIG #Hungary Cemteries tombstones and videos #hungary

Louis Schonfeld <Lmagyar@...>
 

Once again I turn to you for assistance. I have numerous videos of Jewish
cemeteries throughout Hungary, Slovakia and Subcarpathian Ruthenia. Included in these videos are many still photos taken with a JVC digital video camera. The camera is a Cyber Cam GR-DVM1 and uses DV sized film. It is about two and a half years old. I purchased a program that I thought
would help me get the film into my computer and edit it so that the
information shown on the tombstones would be able to be
transcribed and submitted to 1. Jewishgen WW cemetery database 2. H-sig
website and 3. to the individuals who have requested copies of the
film/tape. I was not successful in this endeavor. Plan B is to purchase a
Sony VAIO computer with all the built in capabilities of video transferring
and editing. However, there is something called a "firewire" which one must
connect >from the camera to the computer to transmit the video. My video
camera has no port for this type of connection. I am told that the newer
model JVC video cameras have this connection capability. I can't use a Sony
camera since that is for 8mm film only, and I have the DV size film. Can
someone enlighten me about this? 1. Am I correct about the technical
specifications mentioned here? 2. If my only option is to purchase a newer
JVC camera does anyone have a suggestion for the best place to purchase such
a camera? Can it be rented - if so, where? 3. Are there alternatives
available to get the data on the film into the hands of the public? Can
Jewishgen do it, if I send them a video copy (which I can do)? Please
respond privately.

Louis Schonfeld
Lmagyar@en.com

P.S. Unrelated to this message, but important for some of you: A copy of
the original Pinkas Hevra Kadisha (burial registry) of Ungvar/Uzhgorod has
been sent to the Washington D.C. Holocaust Memorial Museum. As mentioned
in an earlier message I hope to go to Israel later this year and at that
time find out the progress of the transcribing project for this Pinkas. LS


1886 pogrom in Ekaterinoslav? -TALALAY #ukraine

Alicia Jensen <aliciajens@...>
 

Hello all,
I am sending this query to the Ekaterinoslav Area Research Group as
well as this one, so I apologize if you subscribe to both and therefore
receive it twice.

Here is background of that I know:
My Gt.gt. grandfather, Nachum ben Nachman TALALAY, was born about 1856,
in Mogilev, Belarus.
He was married to Riva Ruchel bat Yosel (?), born about 1876, likely in
Mogilev, Belarus, also.
Their children were:
Yankel Moshe ben Nachum TALALAY, born Nov 1876, in Mogilev, Belarus (my
gt. grandfather);
Vishna bat Nachum TALALAY, born in 1882, in Mogilev, Belarus.

Nachum and Riva TALALAY died in a synogogue fire about 1886. After
this, the children (or perhaps only Yankel), went to live with Rabbi
Efraim DISKIN, also in Mogilev.

My problem (and thus will lead to the question) is that my
grandmother, Chiena TALALAY (born in 1914 in Mogilev, Belarus), has told
me that her father came >from Ekaterinoslav. We are trying to piece
together how she knew him to be >from Ekaterinoslav/Dnieperpetrovsk, when
we know >from the Mogilev Crown Rabbinate records that he was born in Mogilev.
We know there was some movement of Belarussian Jews to Ukraine in
this time period. They had made lands available there for settlers. That
possibly Yankel's parents went there after 1882, when their daughter was born.

So, the question:
Does anyone knows of any major pogroms about the time of 1886 when
Nachum and Riva TALALAY died? Perhaps, there is a record of a place or
a synagogue fire. I know most pogroms involved synagogue fires, but if
there are some in this time period in Ekaterinoslav/Dnieperpetrovsk,
then perhaps we can start looking there.

I will apreciate all help and / or suggestions.
Best Regards,
Alicia Jensen
Placentia, California, US
aliciajens@earthlink.net

Always searching for:
TALALAY(I) / TAYLOR, DISKIN -Belarus to Michigan, US
WOHL, BROTT, FORTGANG -Austria / Poland to US
POTTER, BARROW, NEWSHAM -in England and to Canada to US
MADER , NIMPHER, KNAPP -Germany to US


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine 1886 pogrom in Ekaterinoslav? -TALALAY #ukraine

Alicia Jensen <aliciajens@...>
 

Hello all,
I am sending this query to the Ekaterinoslav Area Research Group as
well as this one, so I apologize if you subscribe to both and therefore
receive it twice.

Here is background of that I know:
My Gt.gt. grandfather, Nachum ben Nachman TALALAY, was born about 1856,
in Mogilev, Belarus.
He was married to Riva Ruchel bat Yosel (?), born about 1876, likely in
Mogilev, Belarus, also.
Their children were:
Yankel Moshe ben Nachum TALALAY, born Nov 1876, in Mogilev, Belarus (my
gt. grandfather);
Vishna bat Nachum TALALAY, born in 1882, in Mogilev, Belarus.

Nachum and Riva TALALAY died in a synogogue fire about 1886. After
this, the children (or perhaps only Yankel), went to live with Rabbi
Efraim DISKIN, also in Mogilev.

My problem (and thus will lead to the question) is that my
grandmother, Chiena TALALAY (born in 1914 in Mogilev, Belarus), has told
me that her father came >from Ekaterinoslav. We are trying to piece
together how she knew him to be >from Ekaterinoslav/Dnieperpetrovsk, when
we know >from the Mogilev Crown Rabbinate records that he was born in Mogilev.
We know there was some movement of Belarussian Jews to Ukraine in
this time period. They had made lands available there for settlers. That
possibly Yankel's parents went there after 1882, when their daughter was born.

So, the question:
Does anyone knows of any major pogroms about the time of 1886 when
Nachum and Riva TALALAY died? Perhaps, there is a record of a place or
a synagogue fire. I know most pogroms involved synagogue fires, but if
there are some in this time period in Ekaterinoslav/Dnieperpetrovsk,
then perhaps we can start looking there.

I will apreciate all help and / or suggestions.
Best Regards,
Alicia Jensen
Placentia, California, US
aliciajens@earthlink.net

Always searching for:
TALALAY(I) / TAYLOR, DISKIN -Belarus to Michigan, US
WOHL, BROTT, FORTGANG -Austria / Poland to US
POTTER, BARROW, NEWSHAM -in England and to Canada to US
MADER , NIMPHER, KNAPP -Germany to US


Migration from the Russian Empire - Indexes #latvia

Phillip and Lisa Seeberg <plml.seeberg@...>
 

I have recently returned >from a trip to the Allen County Library in Ft.
Wayne, Indiana.

I found a series of books that gives indexes of immigrants to the USA. I
found my ancestors (>from Latvia) listed as coming >from the port of Hamburg,
so I will pass the information on. The indexes had almost everyone that I
was looking for (within the given time period) and some that I wasn't even
looking for. (I was just looking up my surname).

The book is called "Migration >from the Russian Empire.
Lists of Passengers Arriving at the Port of New York" (some say "at U.S.
Ports")

by Ira A. Glazier

Volume 1: January 1875-September 1882

Volume 2: October 1882-April 1886

Volume 3: May 1886-December 1887

Volume 4: January 1888-June 1889

Volume 5: June 1889-July 1890

Volume 6: August 1890-June 1891

I would recommend that people searching these time periods take the time to
search an index such as this. The index gives the ship, date of arrival, and
port of departure. With this information you can look up the actual ship
records on microfilm.

Has anyone had success with any other Indexes of this sort? I'm waiting for
something that will cover the rest of the 1890's.

I have almost completed my search for my family's immigration to the USA.

For the record, here is my family, >from Sassmacken (Valdemarpils), Latvia.

The family as I know it is as follows (4 columns separated by '/'):

Parents / Born / Died / Immigrated
Levin (or Louis or Lebe) Seeberg / 1829 / 1 January 1917 / 8 July 1890
Esther Gleke Seeberg / 1840 / 9 January 1929 / 8 July 1890

Children / Born / Died / Immigrated
Chave Seeberg / abt. 1857 / ? / ?
Kalman (Charles) Seeberg / 15 September 1859 / 20 September 1948 / 1877 ?
Sarah Seeberg / abt. 1860 / ? / ?
Israel (Jacob) Seeberg / 7 March 1862 / 4 May 1954 / 30 November 1886
Blume (Bertha) Seeberg / 17 May 1865 / 15 December 1954 / 24 November 1888
Hersh Seeberg / 8 November 1867 / 3 July 1870
Olga (Goldie) Seeberg / 8 August 1870 / ?/ 8 July 1890
Joshua (Selig) Seeberg / 25 July 1873 / ? / 24 November 1888
Hase (Clara) Seeberg / 15 January 1876 / 17 November 1916 / 8 July 1890
Isak Seeberg / 21 September 1878 / 6 May 1879


Latvia SIG #Latvia Migration from the Russian Empire - Indexes #latvia

Phillip and Lisa Seeberg <plml.seeberg@...>
 

I have recently returned >from a trip to the Allen County Library in Ft.
Wayne, Indiana.

I found a series of books that gives indexes of immigrants to the USA. I
found my ancestors (>from Latvia) listed as coming >from the port of Hamburg,
so I will pass the information on. The indexes had almost everyone that I
was looking for (within the given time period) and some that I wasn't even
looking for. (I was just looking up my surname).

The book is called "Migration >from the Russian Empire.
Lists of Passengers Arriving at the Port of New York" (some say "at U.S.
Ports")

by Ira A. Glazier

Volume 1: January 1875-September 1882

Volume 2: October 1882-April 1886

Volume 3: May 1886-December 1887

Volume 4: January 1888-June 1889

Volume 5: June 1889-July 1890

Volume 6: August 1890-June 1891

I would recommend that people searching these time periods take the time to
search an index such as this. The index gives the ship, date of arrival, and
port of departure. With this information you can look up the actual ship
records on microfilm.

Has anyone had success with any other Indexes of this sort? I'm waiting for
something that will cover the rest of the 1890's.

I have almost completed my search for my family's immigration to the USA.

For the record, here is my family, >from Sassmacken (Valdemarpils), Latvia.

The family as I know it is as follows (4 columns separated by '/'):

Parents / Born / Died / Immigrated
Levin (or Louis or Lebe) Seeberg / 1829 / 1 January 1917 / 8 July 1890
Esther Gleke Seeberg / 1840 / 9 January 1929 / 8 July 1890

Children / Born / Died / Immigrated
Chave Seeberg / abt. 1857 / ? / ?
Kalman (Charles) Seeberg / 15 September 1859 / 20 September 1948 / 1877 ?
Sarah Seeberg / abt. 1860 / ? / ?
Israel (Jacob) Seeberg / 7 March 1862 / 4 May 1954 / 30 November 1886
Blume (Bertha) Seeberg / 17 May 1865 / 15 December 1954 / 24 November 1888
Hersh Seeberg / 8 November 1867 / 3 July 1870
Olga (Goldie) Seeberg / 8 August 1870 / ?/ 8 July 1890
Joshua (Selig) Seeberg / 25 July 1873 / ? / 24 November 1888
Hase (Clara) Seeberg / 15 January 1876 / 17 November 1916 / 8 July 1890
Isak Seeberg / 21 September 1878 / 6 May 1879


Montreal help #general

NEIL185@...
 

Would like to have someone check the Montreal Gazette for me for
obituaries of the Ditkowski family >from Montreal. Covers the period
from about 1940-1970. They were the owners of the Crescent Dairy there.
Dr. Neil Rosenstein.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Montreal help #general

NEIL185@...
 

Would like to have someone check the Montreal Gazette for me for
obituaries of the Ditkowski family >from Montreal. Covers the period
from about 1940-1970. They were the owners of the Crescent Dairy there.
Dr. Neil Rosenstein.


Rose Krane-Passport(1925) NYC & Grodno #general

Maria Krane
 

Dear Genners,
I have a passport application for a Rose Krane >from New York who
unfortunately is not mine. I obtained this copy of the passport
application >from the Russian Consular records. The address on the passport
application is 299 Mount Eden Avenue, NYC and there's a photo attached.
The passport was >from 1925 and she was 45 years old at the time. She was
born in Svislich (?), Grodno (the handwriting is not very clear). If you
think this record belongs to your family, please contact me personally and
I will mail it to you. The name of the witnesses on the passport
application were Moses Smolevitz and Abraham Gael (the writing isn't very
clear).
Regards,
Maria Krane, Pembroke Pines, Fl. USA
Maria Krane@aol.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Rose Krane-Passport(1925) NYC & Grodno #general

Maria Krane
 

Dear Genners,
I have a passport application for a Rose Krane >from New York who
unfortunately is not mine. I obtained this copy of the passport
application >from the Russian Consular records. The address on the passport
application is 299 Mount Eden Avenue, NYC and there's a photo attached.
The passport was >from 1925 and she was 45 years old at the time. She was
born in Svislich (?), Grodno (the handwriting is not very clear). If you
think this record belongs to your family, please contact me personally and
I will mail it to you. The name of the witnesses on the passport
application were Moses Smolevitz and Abraham Gael (the writing isn't very
clear).
Regards,
Maria Krane, Pembroke Pines, Fl. USA
Maria Krane@aol.com


Natalie MASTERS -- re:SEGAL #general

Bubylu@...
 

Hello,
I am trying to reach Natalie Masters who resides in England. We are
both searching the name SEGAL. I sent an e-mail to her but the address
bounced back to me. If anyone knows Natalie's email address please
forward it to me privately or send this message to her and she can reach
me at : Bubylu@aol.com
Thanks to all,
Lois SEGAL Friedman
Bubylu@aol.com
PS: Any SEGAL's or SEGALL's feel free to contact me


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Natalie MASTERS -- re:SEGAL #general

Bubylu@...
 

Hello,
I am trying to reach Natalie Masters who resides in England. We are
both searching the name SEGAL. I sent an e-mail to her but the address
bounced back to me. If anyone knows Natalie's email address please
forward it to me privately or send this message to her and she can reach
me at : Bubylu@aol.com
Thanks to all,
Lois SEGAL Friedman
Bubylu@aol.com
PS: Any SEGAL's or SEGALL's feel free to contact me