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GENCHEL & EPSTEIN #general

hepstein <hepstein@...>
 

I am seeking information re: my parent's surnames as follows:

1.Mother's surname: Genchel. The family came >from Gostini (originally
Dankere), Latvia--a shtetl 2 1/2 hours >from Riga.

2. Father's surname: Epstein. The family lived in two shtetlach in
Lithuania--Alytus (Olita) and Nemunaitis (Nemunaitz)--both
are about 2 hours >from Vilna.

Howard V. Epstein
hepstein@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen GENCHEL & EPSTEIN #general

hepstein <hepstein@...>
 

I am seeking information re: my parent's surnames as follows:

1.Mother's surname: Genchel. The family came >from Gostini (originally
Dankere), Latvia--a shtetl 2 1/2 hours >from Riga.

2. Father's surname: Epstein. The family lived in two shtetlach in
Lithuania--Alytus (Olita) and Nemunaitis (Nemunaitz)--both
are about 2 hours >from Vilna.

Howard V. Epstein
hepstein@...


relationship of the Talmud & the Internet #general

gloria weber <gloweb@...>
 

To My Fellow JG's

I just finished reading a very interesting book "The
Talmud and The Internet", by Jonathan Rosen. I have no
commercial or any connection with this book other than
reading & recommending it to all. The comparisons made
are very interesting to every Jew who uses the internet.
Don't we all?
Gloria Weber
Sherman Oaks, CA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen relationship of the Talmud & the Internet #general

gloria weber <gloweb@...>
 

To My Fellow JG's

I just finished reading a very interesting book "The
Talmud and The Internet", by Jonathan Rosen. I have no
commercial or any connection with this book other than
reading & recommending it to all. The comparisons made
are very interesting to every Jew who uses the internet.
Don't we all?
Gloria Weber
Sherman Oaks, CA


Jagielnica, Austria Hungary #general

Constance Cowen <connfromny@...>
 

Looking for DENKERS and GELLERS >from this town.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Jagielnica, Austria Hungary #general

Constance Cowen <connfromny@...>
 

Looking for DENKERS and GELLERS >from this town.


Shtetlinks Krakow - Update #general

J Schamroth <scham@...>
 

Over the past 2 years,the Shtetlinks Krakow website has grown >from a single
page to over 300 pages. The growth has been so great, that it has become
particularly unwieldy to navigate through all the pages. This problem has
finally been solved, and Shtetlinks Krakow is pleased to announce that a
Search Utility has now been installed which enables one to do a thorough
search of all the Krakow pages.

Shtetlinks Krakow is also pleased to announce that many thousands ofindexed
vital records have now been expanded. That is, the entire LDS microfilm has
been scrutinized and additional data has been extracted. For example, birth
records do not just show the name and surname, but now show the name,
surname, names of both parents, ages of parents, and more. Most of the data
from these expanded vital records will, in time, be placed on the JRI-PL
website.

Shtetlinks Krakow also has a sister site where much of the active research
takes place. This is really the "heart" of Krakow research. Questionable
surname spellings are often corrected here. Also,missing names and surnames
for early Krakow records are inferred and shown here. For example,
researchers have now managed to infer the surnames for over 62% of 600
families listed in the 1795 Krakow census. The site can be found by
following the links on the Shtetlinks Krakow homepage.

As usual, we would like to thank all those who have supplied the site with
data. We would also like to remind all genealogy researchers that we would
welcome ANY contribution of Krakow data containing more than 20 names... be
it a Society Membership List, a Shul Committee etc.

Please visit our site at:
www.jewishgen.org/shtetlinks/krakow

Thanks,
Julian Schamroth (Jerusalem)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Shtetlinks Krakow - Update #general

J Schamroth <scham@...>
 

Over the past 2 years,the Shtetlinks Krakow website has grown >from a single
page to over 300 pages. The growth has been so great, that it has become
particularly unwieldy to navigate through all the pages. This problem has
finally been solved, and Shtetlinks Krakow is pleased to announce that a
Search Utility has now been installed which enables one to do a thorough
search of all the Krakow pages.

Shtetlinks Krakow is also pleased to announce that many thousands ofindexed
vital records have now been expanded. That is, the entire LDS microfilm has
been scrutinized and additional data has been extracted. For example, birth
records do not just show the name and surname, but now show the name,
surname, names of both parents, ages of parents, and more. Most of the data
from these expanded vital records will, in time, be placed on the JRI-PL
website.

Shtetlinks Krakow also has a sister site where much of the active research
takes place. This is really the "heart" of Krakow research. Questionable
surname spellings are often corrected here. Also,missing names and surnames
for early Krakow records are inferred and shown here. For example,
researchers have now managed to infer the surnames for over 62% of 600
families listed in the 1795 Krakow census. The site can be found by
following the links on the Shtetlinks Krakow homepage.

As usual, we would like to thank all those who have supplied the site with
data. We would also like to remind all genealogy researchers that we would
welcome ANY contribution of Krakow data containing more than 20 names... be
it a Society Membership List, a Shul Committee etc.

Please visit our site at:
www.jewishgen.org/shtetlinks/krakow

Thanks,
Julian Schamroth (Jerusalem)


myadel #belarus

Lee & John Trimboli <trimboli@...>
 

Many thanks for all the replies, haven't had time to go in depth as have
visitors staying for a week but just a quick thank you
Lee Trimboli
Illawong, OZ


Belarus SIG #Belarus myadel #belarus

Lee & John Trimboli <trimboli@...>
 

Many thanks for all the replies, haven't had time to go in depth as have
visitors staying for a week but just a quick thank you
Lee Trimboli
Illawong, OZ


To: Bill Connally #yizkorbooks

AbigtM
 

Hello,

I am searching for a "yizkor" book of any type for the village of Falesti
(Bessarabia -- now Moldova). Have you heard of any work being done on that
area. It is a few miles outside of Kishinev.

Thank you very much.

Marilyn Abigt
Fallbrook, CA

MODERATOR NOTE: There are several Yizkor books for the Bessarabia
region, which may provide some answers. You can search the Yizkor
Book database at <http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/database.html>
and see for yourself.


Yizkor Books #YizkorBooks To: Bill Connally #yizkorbooks

AbigtM
 

Hello,

I am searching for a "yizkor" book of any type for the village of Falesti
(Bessarabia -- now Moldova). Have you heard of any work being done on that
area. It is a few miles outside of Kishinev.

Thank you very much.

Marilyn Abigt
Fallbrook, CA

MODERATOR NOTE: There are several Yizkor books for the Bessarabia
region, which may provide some answers. You can search the Yizkor
Book database at <http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/database.html>
and see for yourself.


exhibition based on Litvak research #lithuania

Joanne Soroka <joanne.soroka@...>
 

A solo touring exhibition of my tapestries, textiles and paperworks
entitled "Unmarked Lives" will open at the Canadian Guild of Crafts
Quebec in Montreal on November 2nd and continue until November 25th.
The subject of my work is my diverse ancestry, a quarter of which is
Litvak. Much of the research that went into the show was helped by
LitvakSIG (which therefore gets a credit in the catalogue), as well as
two trips to the shtetl of Seda, where my grandfather was born.

I hope any SIG members who live near Montreal and can get to the opening
will introduce themselves to me. (I live in Scotland but will be in
Montreal, where I was born, for the opening of the exhibition.) I feel
that my work deals with a subject close to all our hearts >from an
aesthetic point of view, in a way many of you might appreciate. The
work is abstract but focuses on the places my ancestors came >from and
concentrates on their struggles and their journeys.

My family is Scottish, Japanese and Ukrainian- and Lithuanian-born
Jewish, all immigrants to Canada. In my work, I celebrate the lives of
these ordinary people, and suggest that we are all related, we are
brothers and sisters.

For those who can't get to the show, the Guild will be putting it on
their website, www.dsuper.net/~cdnguild after Nov 2nd. The show will
also tour to New Jersey in September 2001, at which time I will send
another message to alert SIG members who might be able to get to that
venue.

It is amazing what can happen when you get the genealogy bug. Please
email me privately before October 27th if you want more information.

Joanne Soroka
<joanne.soroka@...>

researching AIZENMAN (Issenman, Eisenman), Seda; BERGAUZ, Laizuva;
GREGORSKY, FRANK, VALEDNITZKY, Uman, Ukraine.


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania exhibition based on Litvak research #lithuania

Joanne Soroka <joanne.soroka@...>
 

A solo touring exhibition of my tapestries, textiles and paperworks
entitled "Unmarked Lives" will open at the Canadian Guild of Crafts
Quebec in Montreal on November 2nd and continue until November 25th.
The subject of my work is my diverse ancestry, a quarter of which is
Litvak. Much of the research that went into the show was helped by
LitvakSIG (which therefore gets a credit in the catalogue), as well as
two trips to the shtetl of Seda, where my grandfather was born.

I hope any SIG members who live near Montreal and can get to the opening
will introduce themselves to me. (I live in Scotland but will be in
Montreal, where I was born, for the opening of the exhibition.) I feel
that my work deals with a subject close to all our hearts >from an
aesthetic point of view, in a way many of you might appreciate. The
work is abstract but focuses on the places my ancestors came >from and
concentrates on their struggles and their journeys.

My family is Scottish, Japanese and Ukrainian- and Lithuanian-born
Jewish, all immigrants to Canada. In my work, I celebrate the lives of
these ordinary people, and suggest that we are all related, we are
brothers and sisters.

For those who can't get to the show, the Guild will be putting it on
their website, www.dsuper.net/~cdnguild after Nov 2nd. The show will
also tour to New Jersey in September 2001, at which time I will send
another message to alert SIG members who might be able to get to that
venue.

It is amazing what can happen when you get the genealogy bug. Please
email me privately before October 27th if you want more information.

Joanne Soroka
<joanne.soroka@...>

researching AIZENMAN (Issenman, Eisenman), Seda; BERGAUZ, Laizuva;
GREGORSKY, FRANK, VALEDNITZKY, Uman, Ukraine.


alternatives of the name "Chonan" #lithuania

Jordan Konisky <konisky@...>
 

I am tracing a Litvak family member who lived in the Vilna area in in
the mid 1850's. As listed on his daughter's death certificate, his
first name was "Chonan." I have found a record that lists a "Khone"
with the same surname (Ryndzium). Would "Khone" be a reasonable
equivalent to "Chonan"? Any chance that either would be equivalent
to "Solomon"? Any help would be grealty appreciated.

Jordan Konisky
Houston

Searching: VAKS-ZYSKOND, VAKS, RYNDZIUM in Vilna
KONINSKI, BERNSTEIN in Warsaw


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania alternatives of the name "Chonan" #lithuania

Jordan Konisky <konisky@...>
 

I am tracing a Litvak family member who lived in the Vilna area in in
the mid 1850's. As listed on his daughter's death certificate, his
first name was "Chonan." I have found a record that lists a "Khone"
with the same surname (Ryndzium). Would "Khone" be a reasonable
equivalent to "Chonan"? Any chance that either would be equivalent
to "Solomon"? Any help would be grealty appreciated.

Jordan Konisky
Houston

Searching: VAKS-ZYSKOND, VAKS, RYNDZIUM in Vilna
KONINSKI, BERNSTEIN in Warsaw


Info about Tauragnai and alert about confusion with Taurage #lithuania

David Izraelevitz <david.izraelevitz@...>
 

Also please note that TAURAGNAI is often confused with TAURAGE, a much
larger town located in western Lithuania. The source of confusion is that
the Yiddish name for Tauragnai (Torigin) is spelled similarly to the the
Russian/German name for Taurage.

from different web sources (all available through the JewishGen site),
I've gathered that there were about 477 Jews in Tauragnai circa 1939, and
they were massacred in the Forest of Raze, 2km >from Utena on August 29, 1941.

David Izraelevitz
david.izraelevitz<at>alum.mit.edu

researching:
In Lithuania: IZRAELEVICH(Tauragnai, Moletai), PRUSKA (Varena, Lazdijai),
MIJLES, MEDINS, SCHWARTZ, HEINKEL
In Poland: PRUSKA(Suvalkai)
In Russia: ZATZ (Shimsk, Novistov, Cherements, Katerburg)


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Info about Tauragnai and alert about confusion with Taurage #lithuania

David Izraelevitz <david.izraelevitz@...>
 

Also please note that TAURAGNAI is often confused with TAURAGE, a much
larger town located in western Lithuania. The source of confusion is that
the Yiddish name for Tauragnai (Torigin) is spelled similarly to the the
Russian/German name for Taurage.

from different web sources (all available through the JewishGen site),
I've gathered that there were about 477 Jews in Tauragnai circa 1939, and
they were massacred in the Forest of Raze, 2km >from Utena on August 29, 1941.

David Izraelevitz
david.izraelevitz<at>alum.mit.edu

researching:
In Lithuania: IZRAELEVICH(Tauragnai, Moletai), PRUSKA (Varena, Lazdijai),
MIJLES, MEDINS, SCHWARTZ, HEINKEL
In Poland: PRUSKA(Suvalkai)
In Russia: ZATZ (Shimsk, Novistov, Cherements, Katerburg)


Searching: OPTOCHBACH (born in Austria) #general

Asparagirl <asparagirl@...>
 

I just got a copy of my great-great-great-grandfather's death certificate
(Abraham Hirsch RAPS, Nov 1849 - Dec 04 1931), and it lists his father's
name as Leibish (Leib) RAPS (born in Austria) and his mother's maiden name
as Mary OPTOCHBACH (born in Austria). Web searches on this name, through
JewishGen, Ancestry.com, and even just a plain old search on Yahoo! turned
up nothing. Nada. Zilch.

So, I've added OPTOCHBACH to the JGFF, but I was wondering: has anybody
heard of this name before? The family (at least, Abraham's kids) was from
Przemysl, Poland, if that helps any.

Brooke Schreier
Philadelphia, PA
asparagirl at dca dot net


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching: OPTOCHBACH (born in Austria) #general

Asparagirl <asparagirl@...>
 

I just got a copy of my great-great-great-grandfather's death certificate
(Abraham Hirsch RAPS, Nov 1849 - Dec 04 1931), and it lists his father's
name as Leibish (Leib) RAPS (born in Austria) and his mother's maiden name
as Mary OPTOCHBACH (born in Austria). Web searches on this name, through
JewishGen, Ancestry.com, and even just a plain old search on Yahoo! turned
up nothing. Nada. Zilch.

So, I've added OPTOCHBACH to the JGFF, but I was wondering: has anybody
heard of this name before? The family (at least, Abraham's kids) was from
Przemysl, Poland, if that helps any.

Brooke Schreier
Philadelphia, PA
asparagirl at dca dot net