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Beginning research on TOBIN name #general

Deborah Tobin <deb.tobin@...>
 

Hello,
My last name is Tobin and I was always told that this name was of Irish
Catholic origin. However, in the past couple of years I have met a number
of people who have told me that Tobin is a Jewish name. Can anyone help
with this? Thanks,
Deborah Tobin
deb.tobin@ns.sympatico.ca

MODERATOR NOTE: You have come to the right place to start your research.
The JewishGen website at www.jewishgen.org has many resourses. The
JewishGen FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) by Warren Blatt at
<http://www.jewishgen.org/infofiles/faq.html>. A JewishGen Infofile
entitled "JEWISH GENEALOGY FOR BEGINNERS - THE FIRST TEN STEPS" by Bernard
Kouchel is at <http://www.jewishgen.org/infofiles/begin.txt>. Also, check out the JewishGen Family Finder at <http://www.jewishgen.org/jgff/>. A
quick search of TOBIN shows 10 people researching this name. Good luck.


E-mail Address for Rachel KOSTANIAN, Vilnius #general

smthted@...
 

Dear group,

I am trying to contact Rachel Kostanian at the Jewish Museum in Vilnius,
but the address that I have used through mid-October (jmuseum@puni.osf.lt)
--which is also the address recommended by Davida Handler in a note to
this list in late December--does not seem to be good anymore. Does anyone
have a more recent, workable alternative?

Please reply privately.

Thanks,
Theodore Smith
Reston, VA


Family ROSENER #general

Herb Sollinger
 

Can any one help me find a "missing" branch of my family by the name of
ROSENER??

They immigrated >from Germany,probably Berlin, in the last half of the
19th Century. They lived in Philadelphia.. Theresa Rosenbaum married
Philip Rosener. Their children were Gus, Julius, and Jack. I found the
name Blanche as well, but I am not clear as to her relationship. Gus
Rosener married Lizzie, Julius married Nellie Goldsmith, Jack married
Miryam.

Theresa Rosenbaum Rosener and my gggm, Ernestine Rosenbaum Schlesinger
were sisters.
TIA for any help.

Herb Sollinger
Uniondale, NY


EISENBERG, Hartford, CT, USA #general

Batya Olsen <batya@...>
 

Hello all,

I'm looking for descendants/family of Louis EISENBERG, born circa
1898, possibly in Connecticut.
His parents were William EISENBERG (1865-1948) and Anna KELMAN
(1875-1942) [my great grandfather's sister.] Other children in this
family were
Harriet, born in the 1890s in Vilna (probably gubernia)
Sarah, born 1900, Vilna
Betty, born 1901 in Connecticut and
Fanny, born 1907 in Connecticut.
The family lived in Hartford for the 1920 census. William and Anna
continued to live in Hartford until their deaths.

Thank you for any clues you can provide,

Batya

Batya Matzkin Olsen, Concord, Massachusetts USA
batya@netsynthesis.com
Researching: EISENSHMID/AJZENSHMIDT [any spelling] (Bialystok, PL),
KAYOTSKY (Vidzy, BY), KELMAN, KLONER (Postavy/Smorgon, BY),
MANFELD (Smorgon), MANFIELD (Sterling, Ill., US), RUNKIN,
MATZKIN (Vidzy & anywhere), ROSENBLUM (Postavy), SCHARER


Census EDs for Brooklyn, 1905, 1910, and 1920 #general

Daniel S. Katz <dsk@...>
 

Hi,

Can anyone help me figure our what the ED for 346 Sutten Ave
would be for the 1905 NY Census, as well as the 1910 US Census?

I'm also looking for 238 Osborne St in the 1910 and 1920 US Censuses.

Please respond privately.

Thanks very much,
Dan (dsk@lugh.cacr.caltech.edu)


Hungarian Cemetery, Newark, NJ #general

Howh20@...
 

Continuing the thread of Jewish cemeteries in northern New Jersey, I have
been told that two possible relatives of mine were buried in the Hungarian
Cemetery in Newark. However, upon calling the telephone company, they
indicate that there is no such listing in Newark or in the surrounding
area.
Can anyone be of help? Thanks.

Howie Lewin
East Northport, NY


Portugese Jews-interesting web site #general

Denise Azbill <famaz@...>
 

I found a website about Portugese Jews: www.multimania.com/shaaretikva.
Shaare Tivka is a very old synagogue in Lisbon, Portugal.

Sincerely,
Denise Azbill
Las Vegas, NV


Re: Tools for looking at old documents #general

Dolores Palomo <sphinx@...>
 

The colored plastic, or sometimes colored paper, helps to sharpen the
image on poor quality microfilm. Yellow seems to work best.

Dolores Palomo


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Beginning research on TOBIN name #general

Deborah Tobin <deb.tobin@...>
 

Hello,
My last name is Tobin and I was always told that this name was of Irish
Catholic origin. However, in the past couple of years I have met a number
of people who have told me that Tobin is a Jewish name. Can anyone help
with this? Thanks,
Deborah Tobin
deb.tobin@ns.sympatico.ca

MODERATOR NOTE: You have come to the right place to start your research.
The JewishGen website at www.jewishgen.org has many resourses. The
JewishGen FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) by Warren Blatt at
<http://www.jewishgen.org/infofiles/faq.html>. A JewishGen Infofile
entitled "JEWISH GENEALOGY FOR BEGINNERS - THE FIRST TEN STEPS" by Bernard
Kouchel is at <http://www.jewishgen.org/infofiles/begin.txt>. Also, check out the JewishGen Family Finder at <http://www.jewishgen.org/jgff/>. A
quick search of TOBIN shows 10 people researching this name. Good luck.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen E-mail Address for Rachel KOSTANIAN, Vilnius #general

smthted@...
 

Dear group,

I am trying to contact Rachel Kostanian at the Jewish Museum in Vilnius,
but the address that I have used through mid-October (jmuseum@puni.osf.lt)
--which is also the address recommended by Davida Handler in a note to
this list in late December--does not seem to be good anymore. Does anyone
have a more recent, workable alternative?

Please reply privately.

Thanks,
Theodore Smith
Reston, VA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Family ROSENER #general

Herb Sollinger
 

Can any one help me find a "missing" branch of my family by the name of
ROSENER??

They immigrated >from Germany,probably Berlin, in the last half of the
19th Century. They lived in Philadelphia.. Theresa Rosenbaum married
Philip Rosener. Their children were Gus, Julius, and Jack. I found the
name Blanche as well, but I am not clear as to her relationship. Gus
Rosener married Lizzie, Julius married Nellie Goldsmith, Jack married
Miryam.

Theresa Rosenbaum Rosener and my gggm, Ernestine Rosenbaum Schlesinger
were sisters.
TIA for any help.

Herb Sollinger
Uniondale, NY


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen EISENBERG, Hartford, CT, USA #general

Batya Olsen <batya@...>
 

Hello all,

I'm looking for descendants/family of Louis EISENBERG, born circa
1898, possibly in Connecticut.
His parents were William EISENBERG (1865-1948) and Anna KELMAN
(1875-1942) [my great grandfather's sister.] Other children in this
family were
Harriet, born in the 1890s in Vilna (probably gubernia)
Sarah, born 1900, Vilna
Betty, born 1901 in Connecticut and
Fanny, born 1907 in Connecticut.
The family lived in Hartford for the 1920 census. William and Anna
continued to live in Hartford until their deaths.

Thank you for any clues you can provide,

Batya

Batya Matzkin Olsen, Concord, Massachusetts USA
batya@netsynthesis.com
Researching: EISENSHMID/AJZENSHMIDT [any spelling] (Bialystok, PL),
KAYOTSKY (Vidzy, BY), KELMAN, KLONER (Postavy/Smorgon, BY),
MANFELD (Smorgon), MANFIELD (Sterling, Ill., US), RUNKIN,
MATZKIN (Vidzy & anywhere), ROSENBLUM (Postavy), SCHARER


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Census EDs for Brooklyn, 1905, 1910, and 1920 #general

Daniel S. Katz <dsk@...>
 

Hi,

Can anyone help me figure our what the ED for 346 Sutten Ave
would be for the 1905 NY Census, as well as the 1910 US Census?

I'm also looking for 238 Osborne St in the 1910 and 1920 US Censuses.

Please respond privately.

Thanks very much,
Dan (dsk@lugh.cacr.caltech.edu)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Hungarian Cemetery, Newark, NJ #general

Howh20@...
 

Continuing the thread of Jewish cemeteries in northern New Jersey, I have
been told that two possible relatives of mine were buried in the Hungarian
Cemetery in Newark. However, upon calling the telephone company, they
indicate that there is no such listing in Newark or in the surrounding
area.
Can anyone be of help? Thanks.

Howie Lewin
East Northport, NY


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Portugese Jews-interesting web site #general

Denise Azbill <famaz@...>
 

I found a website about Portugese Jews: www.multimania.com/shaaretikva.
Shaare Tivka is a very old synagogue in Lisbon, Portugal.

Sincerely,
Denise Azbill
Las Vegas, NV


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Tools for looking at old documents #general

Dolores Palomo <sphinx@...>
 

The colored plastic, or sometimes colored paper, helps to sharpen the
image on poor quality microfilm. Yellow seems to work best.

Dolores Palomo


Re: British genealogy website facility: how useful is it? #general

Stephen G. Esrati <stevsta@...>
 

I tried the site twice -- and crashed the computer.
The site allowed me to search but returned an error message saying that
what I was doing was not allowed. And then the computer crashed before I
could do anything else.

Stephen G. Esrati
Shaker Heights, OH

MBernet@aol.com wrote:
I tried, but.

1. This "Jewish Chronicle's family name search allowed me to make a
search on 3 family names, then stopped accepting more. In each case
I was told I would read the results in forthcoming issues of the Jewish
Chronicle.

2. They have a Genealogy site, which requires registration (free). I
could not get into this because my suggested passwords (alphabet,
alphanumeric) were all rejected without reason.

Can any of our British genners offer advice on how this works and what we
must do to get in?

MODERATOR NOTE: Also try <webmaster@thejc.com> . If a helpful response
is received, it can be posted here for the benefit of our readers.
MODERATOR NOTE: For technical problems, see the above Moderator Note.
Also, for information on this site, Sheila Toffell wrote: "It now appears
that they have re-vamped the site, ... , but the only way you can access
the genealogy section is by joining their "gold club". And how does one
join this illustrious body??? By subscribing to the actual newspaper."
Any further discussion of this website should continue privately.


The "great website" #general

dorothy rivers <dotvic@...>
 

I agree with David Frey about the great website. I,too, tried it and got
the same results as he. I've decided to stick to Jewishgen and it's
recommendations >from now on.

Dorothy Auerbach Rivers New Mexico, USA dotvic@gilanet.com

Researching: AUERBACH - Riga, Lativia; Polotsk, Vitebsk Province, Belarus
HIRSOHN (and various spellings) - Riga, Lativia; Drisa, Belarus
BERGSTEIN - Ulanow, Poland
MAURER - Mielec, Poland
FASS - Tyzcyn, Poland


Re: Polish Legion of French Army & POW's #general

Lifshitz-Krams Anne
 

Maybe I am mistaking, but I never heard of a Polish Legion in French army.
Are you sure it was not Forein Legion? A lot of Jews were engaged in this
Legion.
You can try and write to:
Legion Etrangere
Bureau des Anciens
Quartier Viennot BP 38
13998 Marseille Armée
But it is not sure you will have any document, First because I am not sure
they do anything by mail, Second because the delay for consulting these
documents is 120 years (150 years for medical documents).
In case they answer you it is impossible to give you any document because
of the delay, It is possible to ask for a derogation, write to:
General Chef du Service Historique de l'Armee de Terre
Pavillon des Armes
Vieux-Fort, Chateau de Vincennes
94300 Vincennes

If you want more informations concerning Military Archives in France,
write to:
[Mod. Note -- Name and address deleted per JewishGen privacy rules. Please
contact Anne Lifshitz-Krams for this information]

An other possibility that I suggest you to consider is that maybe he
engaged in the Resistant movement FTPMOI. Most of the people involved in
this movement were East European Jews.
Anne Lifshitz-Krams
Cercle de Genealogie juive
Paris (France)
http://www.genealoj.org

Elless <elless@aol.com> a écrit dans le message :

A cousin of my mother's was in the Polish Legion of the French
army in WW II. He was captured and spent the war in a series
of POW camps, each more harsh since he was an escaper.
Are there any records of the Legion and of POW camps.
Lewis Stein


The Tale of the Rabbi's Wife #general

David Frey <dfrey@...>
 

In the tale of the Trip to Beshincovichi, written by yours truly a
year or two ago, see the Belarus Sig, I humbly suggested that the
purpose of my trip was to find some evidence that the family tale of
Rabbi Avram Isroel Gildenson was in some sense true. Upon finding the
"lost" cemetery of the town it became apparent that at least certain
facts were true. There was such a town. Some of the gravestones
suggested that members of my current family were named after their
parents or grandparents. However since the gravestones contained only
references such as Rifka, daughter of Rev. Mendel and some dates,
actual verification would be difficult.

One of the central components of the story of the Rabbi was that he
was married twice and his second wife was married three times. All we
knew of this prolific woman was that her first husband had the last
name of Steinhart by whom she bore a daughter named Elka Leah, the
second husband's name has been lost to history and the third was
named Gildenson, The Rabbi of the town, and possibly a student of
Menachem Mendal of Vitebsk.

But even though I found the cemetery, I found not one shred of direct
evidence that the family tale was true. The story passed on by my
Grandmother, Beila, and told to me by my mother was that the woman at
the centre of this saga was named "Frumma Chana, and that she owned
and ran a grocery store.

Tonight, this very night I looked through:

"The Vsia Rossiia translation team for the 1911 Vitebsk data:
Roberta Solit supplied the paper copies of Vsia Rossiia used in the
translation. The data was translated by Tom Gartman, Vitaly Charney
edited the data and supplied the list of abbreviations."

And to my amazement I did a search on Gildensohn and came up with:

Surname - GILDENSOHN
Given Name - Khava
Patronymic - Mord.
Occupation - Grocery Goods
Year - 1911
Column # - 407
Town - Beshenkovichi
Uyezd - Lepel
Gubernia - Vitebsk

So here it was, the first actual proof that someone name Khava
Gildenson, grocery store owner, actually existed. >from Frumme Chana
to Khava, daughter of Mordichi, is not such a big leap. Perhaps the
Mordichi that my uncle Morris the Doctor was named after, and
probably the Mother of Elka Leah, named after the first wife of the
Rabbi.

And just make the story complete, my lately departed Mother's name
was Elka Leah. I was with her for five years as she slowly died of
Alzheimer's.

And so while the details of the story are not complete, as they never
are, the G-d of my people, the G-d who I prayed to, while standing in
front of that overgrown cemetery, G-d granted me a pearl to wear in
my heart, as long as it lasts, and to pass on to my sons when it
finally gives out.

Baruch Ha Shem

David Frey
dfrey@bigpond.net.au

MODERATOR NOTE: The search performed was >from the Vsia Rossiia - "All
Russia" Business Directory 1903 & 1911 Minsk Gubernia, 1911 Mogilev
Gubernia, 1911 Vitebsk Gubernia provided by the Belarus SIG and searchable
at <http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/vsiabelarus.htm>.