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Families from Mitau [Jelgava] #latvia

CWhippman@...
 

ts a been a bumper 6 months of effort on the database front and the Courland
Steering Committee is delighted to announce a major new database resource
which provides information about the Jewish Families of the old capital of
Courland, Mitau [now Jelgava] circa 1845. This is in addition to our other
new material >from Jacobstadt, Grobin, and Tukums which are now in the Family
and Recruits database. This is an important early list with information on
over 4,000 named individuals. Even you you are not aware of any family
connections with Mitau you may be lucky in finding family members among these
entries since it was not unusual for families to be registered in a different
town >from the one in which they lived or carried on businesses.
The database effort has been a major project which has involved contributions
from both the Courland Research Group and the Latvia SIG who have donated
material and then worked on the various projects to ensure that it is
processed and brought to birth on line. We received formal approval for our
database proposals in January 2000. Now in February 2001 we have information
in database form for well over 60,000 individuals. We believe that this has
been a remarkable success story for Jewish genealogy. The links forged with
the State Historical Archives by Arlene Beare and other contacts in Riga have
benefited us all. Our volunteers have shown wonderful enthusiasm and
commitment. Recently we have had a whole new set of volunteers offer skills
and we will be making the most of these as our new projects are organised and
shepherded through the system. Believe me, after all the work it is the
greatest pleasure and fun to see it all connected and live and I hope you too
will share this feeling.
Meanwhile have a look at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Latvia/
Let us know how you get on. Its fun to share success stories. Good luck in
your searches. Best regards Constance [All Latvia Co-Ordinator]


Latvia SIG #Latvia Families from Mitau [Jelgava] #latvia

CWhippman@...
 

ts a been a bumper 6 months of effort on the database front and the Courland
Steering Committee is delighted to announce a major new database resource
which provides information about the Jewish Families of the old capital of
Courland, Mitau [now Jelgava] circa 1845. This is in addition to our other
new material >from Jacobstadt, Grobin, and Tukums which are now in the Family
and Recruits database. This is an important early list with information on
over 4,000 named individuals. Even you you are not aware of any family
connections with Mitau you may be lucky in finding family members among these
entries since it was not unusual for families to be registered in a different
town >from the one in which they lived or carried on businesses.
The database effort has been a major project which has involved contributions
from both the Courland Research Group and the Latvia SIG who have donated
material and then worked on the various projects to ensure that it is
processed and brought to birth on line. We received formal approval for our
database proposals in January 2000. Now in February 2001 we have information
in database form for well over 60,000 individuals. We believe that this has
been a remarkable success story for Jewish genealogy. The links forged with
the State Historical Archives by Arlene Beare and other contacts in Riga have
benefited us all. Our volunteers have shown wonderful enthusiasm and
commitment. Recently we have had a whole new set of volunteers offer skills
and we will be making the most of these as our new projects are organised and
shepherded through the system. Believe me, after all the work it is the
greatest pleasure and fun to see it all connected and live and I hope you too
will share this feeling.
Meanwhile have a look at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Latvia/
Let us know how you get on. Its fun to share success stories. Good luck in
your searches. Best regards Constance [All Latvia Co-Ordinator]


Grobina Jewish Families near Libau #latvia

CWhippman@...
 

390 records >from the small shtetl of Grobina just outside of Libau [now
Liepaja] are now searchable on line as part of the new databases forming part
of the Recruits and family enlistment registers. Many well known family
names >from the Courland area are included so do have a look to see your
family roots are among them. This is a small database but fascinating all
the same with many names being searched in the Family Finder.
This database contributes to our growing knowledge of the Jewish families of
Courland and we hope it will be helpful to you in your searches. If not you
then pass the word on.
This is one of many announcements over the next few days setting out the new
treasures in the All Latvia Database. This list is available because of
generous donations that enable it to be professionally transcribed in Riga
from original sources. We hope that you will contribute to the database
effort. We will shortly have a donation link available through Jewishgen
that will enable to you obtain tax relief on contributions to any project
that appeals to you. We hope you will consider sponsoring your home town or
shtetl but whether you can make a contribution or not we are sure you will
enjoy this milestone with us.
Best always
Constance Whippman [All Latvia Database Co-Ordinator]


Jacobstadt [Jekapils] Families 1871 #latvia

CWhippman@...
 

The Courland Research Group is delighted to announce new database entries for
Jacobstadt [now Jekapils] dating >from around 1871. Approximately 2,000
records are now fully operational as part of the Recruits and Family Lists
database which you can search at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Latvia/
Don't forget to have a read of the introductory material that gives a great
deal of information about the history and background to the lists.
Over the last days this is one of 7 new databases which are coming on line
from both the Latvia SIG and the Courland Research Group each contributing to
the All Latvia Database. The volunteers have been spectacular and to have
processed so much information through to its debut on line and searchable all
over the world is something that gives everyone involved in it the greatest
pleasure. Our thanks to our webmasters Warren Blatt and Michael Tobias who
handle the final stages of making it go live. This database was
professionally transcribed in Riga. In the next few days we will be putting
up a donation page for the All Latvia Database to ensure that we continue to
have material of this quality coming through. We hope that you may wish to
sponsor the data >from your home towns or shtetls as a lasting memorial to
loved ones and family or in celebration of a family event such as a Bar
Mitzvah or wedding.
Anyway for now just enjoy sharing this wonderful resource.
Best regards to all
Constance Whippman [Database Co-ordinator]


Latvia SIG #Latvia Grobina Jewish Families near Libau #latvia

CWhippman@...
 

390 records >from the small shtetl of Grobina just outside of Libau [now
Liepaja] are now searchable on line as part of the new databases forming part
of the Recruits and family enlistment registers. Many well known family
names >from the Courland area are included so do have a look to see your
family roots are among them. This is a small database but fascinating all
the same with many names being searched in the Family Finder.
This database contributes to our growing knowledge of the Jewish families of
Courland and we hope it will be helpful to you in your searches. If not you
then pass the word on.
This is one of many announcements over the next few days setting out the new
treasures in the All Latvia Database. This list is available because of
generous donations that enable it to be professionally transcribed in Riga
from original sources. We hope that you will contribute to the database
effort. We will shortly have a donation link available through Jewishgen
that will enable to you obtain tax relief on contributions to any project
that appeals to you. We hope you will consider sponsoring your home town or
shtetl but whether you can make a contribution or not we are sure you will
enjoy this milestone with us.
Best always
Constance Whippman [All Latvia Database Co-Ordinator]


Latvia SIG #Latvia Jacobstadt [Jekapils] Families 1871 #latvia

CWhippman@...
 

The Courland Research Group is delighted to announce new database entries for
Jacobstadt [now Jekapils] dating >from around 1871. Approximately 2,000
records are now fully operational as part of the Recruits and Family Lists
database which you can search at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Latvia/
Don't forget to have a read of the introductory material that gives a great
deal of information about the history and background to the lists.
Over the last days this is one of 7 new databases which are coming on line
from both the Latvia SIG and the Courland Research Group each contributing to
the All Latvia Database. The volunteers have been spectacular and to have
processed so much information through to its debut on line and searchable all
over the world is something that gives everyone involved in it the greatest
pleasure. Our thanks to our webmasters Warren Blatt and Michael Tobias who
handle the final stages of making it go live. This database was
professionally transcribed in Riga. In the next few days we will be putting
up a donation page for the All Latvia Database to ensure that we continue to
have material of this quality coming through. We hope that you may wish to
sponsor the data >from your home towns or shtetls as a lasting memorial to
loved ones and family or in celebration of a family event such as a Bar
Mitzvah or wedding.
Anyway for now just enjoy sharing this wonderful resource.
Best regards to all
Constance Whippman [Database Co-ordinator]


information on a place? #lithuania

spirit-images <spirit-images@...>
 

I am wondering what the best way is to get information on a place in
Lithuania. Especially the smaller places. I would like to find out
information on Dambava and Bittehnen. I know where they are on the map
but they are very small. Are there good reference books that might contain
information about what it is like there, or what it was like there in the
past? I take it that the chamber of Commerce's are not like the US where
you can write and get information sent to you.

Ava Sweeney - NC

BERMAN - SIMNAS
LASDAISKY- DAMBAVA, LAZDIJAI
SHERSHEVSKY-BITTEN
SULKOWITCH-?


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania information on a place? #lithuania

spirit-images <spirit-images@...>
 

I am wondering what the best way is to get information on a place in
Lithuania. Especially the smaller places. I would like to find out
information on Dambava and Bittehnen. I know where they are on the map
but they are very small. Are there good reference books that might contain
information about what it is like there, or what it was like there in the
past? I take it that the chamber of Commerce's are not like the US where
you can write and get information sent to you.

Ava Sweeney - NC

BERMAN - SIMNAS
LASDAISKY- DAMBAVA, LAZDIJAI
SHERSHEVSKY-BITTEN
SULKOWITCH-?


Re: Acquisitions again #latvia

Arlene Beare <arl@...>
 

Dear Roman I am in France at present but will take a look when I get back
home next week. Regards Arlene

At 22:29 20/02/01 -0500, you wrote:
Hi,
My name is Roman and I am researching my ancestors -Tunkel/Toonkel
family.
Is it possible to take a look in Business and Professional telephone
directory
for Riga for 1923/24 and check it for Tunkel/Toonkel?
You can visit my family tree site at:
http://www.geocities.com/ronatuf.
Please feel free to send a request for a personal user id and a
password.
Thanks in advance.
Sincerely yours,
Dr. Roman Tunkel
Arlington, MA, USA
ronatuf@yahoo.com

http://www.geocities.com/ronatuf

Searching for
TUNKEL - TUNKIEL - TOONKEL WORLDWIDE and
TERUSHKIN or TORUSHKIN (appr.1850-1880)
NEMERZEL' (appr. 1880-1920)
ERENBURG (appr. 1890-1930)
VOLKOV (appr.1900-1920)
RABKIN (appr. 1900-1930)
FRID (appr. 1910-1940)

*************************************************************************
On Wed, 30 Aug 2000 13:44:11 +0100 Arlene Beare <arl@dircon.co.uk>
writes:
We are so lucky as I have just received a Business and Professional
telephone directory for Riga for 1923/24. The list is incomplete and
so we will have to wait for the other names.They go up to K.
I have also received a list of Doctor's names for Tallinn for 1922.
All we need now is willing hands to help with getting all the data
up on the web.
Constance is doing a sterling job as is Martha and a number of other
willing helpers but as you can see we need a large number. She does
have to organise and get the data together so if you have volunteered
and
not yet received any work be assured she will be sending it to you.
Arlene Beare
President Latvia SIG


Latvia SIG #Latvia Re: Acquisitions again #latvia

Arlene Beare <arl@...>
 

Dear Roman I am in France at present but will take a look when I get back
home next week. Regards Arlene

At 22:29 20/02/01 -0500, you wrote:
Hi,
My name is Roman and I am researching my ancestors -Tunkel/Toonkel
family.
Is it possible to take a look in Business and Professional telephone
directory
for Riga for 1923/24 and check it for Tunkel/Toonkel?
You can visit my family tree site at:
http://www.geocities.com/ronatuf.
Please feel free to send a request for a personal user id and a
password.
Thanks in advance.
Sincerely yours,
Dr. Roman Tunkel
Arlington, MA, USA
ronatuf@yahoo.com

http://www.geocities.com/ronatuf

Searching for
TUNKEL - TUNKIEL - TOONKEL WORLDWIDE and
TERUSHKIN or TORUSHKIN (appr.1850-1880)
NEMERZEL' (appr. 1880-1920)
ERENBURG (appr. 1890-1930)
VOLKOV (appr.1900-1920)
RABKIN (appr. 1900-1930)
FRID (appr. 1910-1940)

*************************************************************************
On Wed, 30 Aug 2000 13:44:11 +0100 Arlene Beare <arl@dircon.co.uk>
writes:
We are so lucky as I have just received a Business and Professional
telephone directory for Riga for 1923/24. The list is incomplete and
so we will have to wait for the other names.They go up to K.
I have also received a list of Doctor's names for Tallinn for 1922.
All we need now is willing hands to help with getting all the data
up on the web.
Constance is doing a sterling job as is Martha and a number of other
willing helpers but as you can see we need a large number. She does
have to organise and get the data together so if you have volunteered
and
not yet received any work be assured she will be sending it to you.
Arlene Beare
President Latvia SIG


Gussie as name for a woman #general

Bklyn Nyker <bnyker@...>
 

To all who responded, a big thanks.

I am just wondering if Agusta, as some suggested was a name given in
Belarus, where she was from.

I am wondering if Gustava was/is a name for a woman in Russian?

Any responses please reply to: az61brook@aol.com

Thanks,

B Miller
CHEIFETZ, KOREN, STRUMPF, PAINE


Re: GileviCh---> Gallewitz #general

sallybru@...
 

Both Galewitz and Gilevich are representations of a Russian or Polish name
in English letters. -vich and -witz both represent the patronymic ending.
The vowel variation is common. You know what the name sounded like, and
both spellings are attempts at that sound.

One of the first rules of genealogy is that spelling doesn't count. You
have to consider any possible mangling of the name when you look at
records. Especially when translating >from one language to another, and
especially with clerks who wrote down whatever they thought was good,
there will be big variations in spelling. My Mincho ancestor was written
as Minckle in one record, so just consider what the sound might be similar
to.

So, in brief, yes, Gilevich and Gallewitz could be the same name.

Sally Bruckheimer
Buffalo, NY


Andre Kostelanetz #general

Joe Ross <jaross115@...>
 

The message regarding Andre Kostelanetz's origins interested me. My
mother's first cousin married his great niece. She was the grandaughter
of Andre's brother.

The family was very Hasidic, and I recall being introduced to his brother
while he was praying at the Wailing Wall one Friday evening about 25 years
ago. I recall my cousin saying that the family had lived in Jerusalem for
many generations, but I could be wrong.

In any event, when Andre married Lily Pons, who was not Jewish, they no
longer had contact with him.

Joe Ross


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Gussie as name for a woman #general

Bklyn Nyker <bnyker@...>
 

To all who responded, a big thanks.

I am just wondering if Agusta, as some suggested was a name given in
Belarus, where she was from.

I am wondering if Gustava was/is a name for a woman in Russian?

Any responses please reply to: az61brook@aol.com

Thanks,

B Miller
CHEIFETZ, KOREN, STRUMPF, PAINE


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re:GileviCh---> Gallewitz #general

sallybru@...
 

Both Galewitz and Gilevich are representations of a Russian or Polish name
in English letters. -vich and -witz both represent the patronymic ending.
The vowel variation is common. You know what the name sounded like, and
both spellings are attempts at that sound.

One of the first rules of genealogy is that spelling doesn't count. You
have to consider any possible mangling of the name when you look at
records. Especially when translating >from one language to another, and
especially with clerks who wrote down whatever they thought was good,
there will be big variations in spelling. My Mincho ancestor was written
as Minckle in one record, so just consider what the sound might be similar
to.

So, in brief, yes, Gilevich and Gallewitz could be the same name.

Sally Bruckheimer
Buffalo, NY


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Andre Kostelanetz #general

Joe Ross <jaross115@...>
 

The message regarding Andre Kostelanetz's origins interested me. My
mother's first cousin married his great niece. She was the grandaughter
of Andre's brother.

The family was very Hasidic, and I recall being introduced to his brother
while he was praying at the Wailing Wall one Friday evening about 25 years
ago. I recall my cousin saying that the family had lived in Jerusalem for
many generations, but I could be wrong.

In any event, when Andre married Lily Pons, who was not Jewish, they no
longer had contact with him.

Joe Ross


Ukraine Archives Infofile #ukraine

haflo <haflo@...>
 

I need a conscientious, self-motivated volunteer to create an infofile of
the contact addresses of the Ukrainian archives (state & regional), with a
brief description of their record holdings. Miriam Weiner's book "Jewish
Roots in Ukraine & Moldova" contains a lot of this information, & makes an
excellent reference source. There is also material on the WWW that can be
of use.

The finished product will become very important as we continue on in our
researches for the SIG. It will be available to everyone through the
website, & provide the locations which can be contacted.

Please step forward & help us simplify our "entre" into the Ukraine
archives. All of our progress depends on your generous voluntary assistance!

Regards,
Florence Elman
U SIG Coordinator
<haflo@cadvision.com>


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Ukraine Archives Infofile #ukraine

haflo <haflo@...>
 

I need a conscientious, self-motivated volunteer to create an infofile of
the contact addresses of the Ukrainian archives (state & regional), with a
brief description of their record holdings. Miriam Weiner's book "Jewish
Roots in Ukraine & Moldova" contains a lot of this information, & makes an
excellent reference source. There is also material on the WWW that can be
of use.

The finished product will become very important as we continue on in our
researches for the SIG. It will be available to everyone through the
website, & provide the locations which can be contacted.

Please step forward & help us simplify our "entre" into the Ukraine
archives. All of our progress depends on your generous voluntary assistance!

Regards,
Florence Elman
U SIG Coordinator
<haflo@cadvision.com>


Wyatt Earp #general

Reed <reed@...>
 

Wyatt Earp is definitely in a Jewish cemetery - I have relatives in the
same cemetery and have visited it.

Victoria Reed
San Francisco


Chodorow band in Argentina - ViewMate VM421 #general

marciarthur <marciarthur@...>
 

Greetings,
Among my parents photographs was the picture that is shown on ViewMate
VM421. I believe they are relatives >from Chodorow Galicia who moved to
Argentina - any clues?
Go to:
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/toview.html
Please contact me at:
marciarthur@msn.com
Thanks,
Marcia Indianer Meyers
marciarthur@msn.com
Searching: FLETCHER, INDIANER