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New Book by Arlene Beare #latvia

CWhippman@...
 

I know all of you will be as excited as I am to see the publication of a
really useful guide to researching our Baltic ancestors. Arlene Beare has
just published "A Guide to Jewish Genealogy in Latvia and Estonia" ISBN
0-9537669-2-6: No. 3 in the series"Jewish Ancestors?" brought out by the
Jewish Genealogical Society of Great Britain under the general editorship of
Rosemary Wenzerul, Chairman, JGSGB Education Committee.

This is an excellent guide for researching your family. Everything is in
one place: background information, addresses, references to the web, sources,
practical tips etc etc. This book would have saved me hours of time when I
started and as I read through it now I see loads of tips and tricks I hadn't
even begun to to think about.

What can I say except WOW! and warmest congratulations. I think I am
required by JewishGen rules to point out I don't have any financial interest
in this book, nor does Arlene since the profits are going to the JGSGB. This
book is another wonderful example of how far Jewish family history research
has come over the last year.
The timing on Erev Pesach could not be better.
Constance Whippman


Latvia SIG #Latvia New Book by Arlene Beare #latvia

CWhippman@...
 

I know all of you will be as excited as I am to see the publication of a
really useful guide to researching our Baltic ancestors. Arlene Beare has
just published "A Guide to Jewish Genealogy in Latvia and Estonia" ISBN
0-9537669-2-6: No. 3 in the series"Jewish Ancestors?" brought out by the
Jewish Genealogical Society of Great Britain under the general editorship of
Rosemary Wenzerul, Chairman, JGSGB Education Committee.

This is an excellent guide for researching your family. Everything is in
one place: background information, addresses, references to the web, sources,
practical tips etc etc. This book would have saved me hours of time when I
started and as I read through it now I see loads of tips and tricks I hadn't
even begun to to think about.

What can I say except WOW! and warmest congratulations. I think I am
required by JewishGen rules to point out I don't have any financial interest
in this book, nor does Arlene since the profits are going to the JGSGB. This
book is another wonderful example of how far Jewish family history research
has come over the last year.
The timing on Erev Pesach could not be better.
Constance Whippman


quarterly update for Necrology Index #latvia

Joyce Field <jfield@...>
 

The Yiskor Book Project's necrology index has an Erev Pesach present
for the JewishGen family. The quarterly update to the Necrology
index at http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/yizkor has just gone
online in time for Pesach.

Thanks to the work of Ernie Fine, Necrology Project Coordinator,
Warren Blatt, Michael Tobias, and Martin Kessel, over 14,000 new
entries >from 12 yizkor books are now in the Necrology Index, for a
total of 105,000+ entries. Thanks are also due to the Yizkor Book
Project team of John Berman, Lance Ackerfeld, Mike Kalt, Carol Edan,
and Osnat Ramaty who volunteer their efforts day in and day out in
htmling the yizkor translations >from which the names in the Necrology
Index are taken.

The JewishGen Yizkor Book Necrology Database indexes the names of
persons in the necrologies -- the lists of Holocaust martyrs --
published in the Yizkor Books appearing at
http://www.JewishGen.org/JewishGen-erosity/YizkorTrans.html. This
database is only an index of names; it directs researchers back to
the Yizkor Book itself, where more complete information may be
available.

The new entries represent the following countries:

Belarus: 519 records
Hungary: 2160 records
Lithuania: 231 records
Poland: 5830 records
Ukraine: 6102 records


Towns and number of entries >from each town:

Gorodenka, Ukraine: 876
Kolbuszowa, Poland 379
Merkine, Lithuania 231
Oswiecim, Poland 4223
Papa, Hungary 2160
Rogatin, Ukraine 387
Stryy, Ukraine 2721
Suchowola, Poland 342
Turka, Ukraine 1902
Volozhin, Belarus 519
Vysotsk, Ukraine 216
Warsaw, Poland 886

Hag Pesach Sameach to all.

Joyce Field
JewishGen VP, Research
jfield@...


Latvia SIG #Latvia quarterly update for Necrology Index #latvia

Joyce Field <jfield@...>
 

The Yiskor Book Project's necrology index has an Erev Pesach present
for the JewishGen family. The quarterly update to the Necrology
index at http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/yizkor has just gone
online in time for Pesach.

Thanks to the work of Ernie Fine, Necrology Project Coordinator,
Warren Blatt, Michael Tobias, and Martin Kessel, over 14,000 new
entries >from 12 yizkor books are now in the Necrology Index, for a
total of 105,000+ entries. Thanks are also due to the Yizkor Book
Project team of John Berman, Lance Ackerfeld, Mike Kalt, Carol Edan,
and Osnat Ramaty who volunteer their efforts day in and day out in
htmling the yizkor translations >from which the names in the Necrology
Index are taken.

The JewishGen Yizkor Book Necrology Database indexes the names of
persons in the necrologies -- the lists of Holocaust martyrs --
published in the Yizkor Books appearing at
http://www.JewishGen.org/JewishGen-erosity/YizkorTrans.html. This
database is only an index of names; it directs researchers back to
the Yizkor Book itself, where more complete information may be
available.

The new entries represent the following countries:

Belarus: 519 records
Hungary: 2160 records
Lithuania: 231 records
Poland: 5830 records
Ukraine: 6102 records


Towns and number of entries >from each town:

Gorodenka, Ukraine: 876
Kolbuszowa, Poland 379
Merkine, Lithuania 231
Oswiecim, Poland 4223
Papa, Hungary 2160
Rogatin, Ukraine 387
Stryy, Ukraine 2721
Suchowola, Poland 342
Turka, Ukraine 1902
Volozhin, Belarus 519
Vysotsk, Ukraine 216
Warsaw, Poland 886

Hag Pesach Sameach to all.

Joyce Field
JewishGen VP, Research
jfield@...


Central Florida Genealogy Meeting #general

SSeckbach
 

The next meeting of the JGSGO is Tuesday, April 10, 7:00PM in the Senior
Lounge of the JCC. The program will be presented by Achie Ossin. His topic is
the Jews of China. For information or directions contact:

Sim Seckbach
Sseckbach@...
Sim Seckbach
Sseckbach@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Central Florida Genealogy Meeting #general

SSeckbach
 

The next meeting of the JGSGO is Tuesday, April 10, 7:00PM in the Senior
Lounge of the JCC. The program will be presented by Achie Ossin. His topic is
the Jews of China. For information or directions contact:

Sim Seckbach
Sseckbach@...
Sim Seckbach
Sseckbach@...


Re: How far was far in 1904? #general

Alexander Sharon <a.sharon@...>
 

Allan Jordan wrote:

I am wondering how far was consider FAR in the days of my great
grandparents in the Ukraine at the turn of the century?

Looking at their documents they gave two different town(shtetl ?)names in
the Ukraine as to where they were from. They were Bar and Litin and by
using the distance calculator on the JewishGen pageI found out that itwas
25.8 miles/41.5 kilometers between the two towns? In 1904 was that far or
was that an easy trip you could make regularly? (By comparison I commute
more than that to and >from work every day.)

Then I looked up my great grandmothers passenger ticket and thanks to the
nice people on this list I found out the agent that sold her the Holland
America ticket was in a town (called Gusyatin)85.5 miles/137.6 kilometers
away. That sounds far to me but may be the agent traveled >from town to
town selling tickets? I read someplace that the agents worked regions of
the country like door to door salesmen in the old days.

Anyone have any information on what was a comfortable distance to travel
100 years ago in the Ukraine?

Thanks for your time/input.

Allan Jordan

Imperial Russia railroad system construction has been already in full swing
during 60ies of the 19century. By 1904 (year of the war with Japan) already
transcontinental system and linkage to the West European railroad systems
have been established.

Bar is located near railroad system, and there is no reason that travelling
was not done by the "iron road". River and sea transportation were always
common in Russia as use of rented horse driven vagons or other types of
vehicles (yamshchiks) for the shorter or longer distances.

Alexander Sharon
Calgary


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: How far was far in 1904? #general

Alexander Sharon <a.sharon@...>
 

Allan Jordan wrote:

I am wondering how far was consider FAR in the days of my great
grandparents in the Ukraine at the turn of the century?

Looking at their documents they gave two different town(shtetl ?)names in
the Ukraine as to where they were from. They were Bar and Litin and by
using the distance calculator on the JewishGen pageI found out that itwas
25.8 miles/41.5 kilometers between the two towns? In 1904 was that far or
was that an easy trip you could make regularly? (By comparison I commute
more than that to and >from work every day.)

Then I looked up my great grandmothers passenger ticket and thanks to the
nice people on this list I found out the agent that sold her the Holland
America ticket was in a town (called Gusyatin)85.5 miles/137.6 kilometers
away. That sounds far to me but may be the agent traveled >from town to
town selling tickets? I read someplace that the agents worked regions of
the country like door to door salesmen in the old days.

Anyone have any information on what was a comfortable distance to travel
100 years ago in the Ukraine?

Thanks for your time/input.

Allan Jordan

Imperial Russia railroad system construction has been already in full swing
during 60ies of the 19century. By 1904 (year of the war with Japan) already
transcontinental system and linkage to the West European railroad systems
have been established.

Bar is located near railroad system, and there is no reason that travelling
was not done by the "iron road". River and sea transportation were always
common in Russia as use of rented horse driven vagons or other types of
vehicles (yamshchiks) for the shorter or longer distances.

Alexander Sharon
Calgary


Daniel Weiner/Wiener, etc. #general

jdouglas <jdouglas@...>
 

I'm just starting on this branch of my niece's family, and I am
completely untutored in tracking down Jewish ancestors. What I have is:

Daniel Weiner/Wiener, etc., born in Kiev, Ukraine, Russia, m. Sophie
Klimerker, born in Hartford, Conn. Their two (listed) children were
Louise/Louisa, b. Oct. 12, 1908 in Hartford, Conn., and Sydney/Sidney.

Louisa married Charles Edward Young, and their child was Edward Samuel
Young, b. Aug 7, 1931. He married Kay Violet Douglas, b. Sep. 3, 1931,
and she had 4 children, one of whom, Kit Annette Young Hudson, is the
niece of whom I spoke.

She wants to know about her maternal grandparents, and since I have had
a little experience with searching for information, I agreed to help
her.

Thank you kindly for any assistance you might be able to provide me.

Julie Douglas
jdouglas@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Daniel Weiner/Wiener, etc. #general

jdouglas <jdouglas@...>
 

I'm just starting on this branch of my niece's family, and I am
completely untutored in tracking down Jewish ancestors. What I have is:

Daniel Weiner/Wiener, etc., born in Kiev, Ukraine, Russia, m. Sophie
Klimerker, born in Hartford, Conn. Their two (listed) children were
Louise/Louisa, b. Oct. 12, 1908 in Hartford, Conn., and Sydney/Sidney.

Louisa married Charles Edward Young, and their child was Edward Samuel
Young, b. Aug 7, 1931. He married Kay Violet Douglas, b. Sep. 3, 1931,
and she had 4 children, one of whom, Kit Annette Young Hudson, is the
niece of whom I spoke.

She wants to know about her maternal grandparents, and since I have had
a little experience with searching for information, I agreed to help
her.

Thank you kindly for any assistance you might be able to provide me.

Julie Douglas
jdouglas@...


Re: NISSENBAUM #general

Bernard Goben <goben@...>
 

My friend L.Nissenbaum who lives in Israel my be your relative. I spoke to
him and after brief conversation on the phone it look very probably.Please
contact me directly and I will give you his address and telephon No.
Happy Pesach Bernard Goben (goben@...)

I am searching Nissenbaum >from Grajewo/Grayvah Poland. I Understand there
is another Nissenbaum family form Lulbin,and Warsaw . A Rabbi Yitzhak
Nissenbaum was part of that family . There is a street in Jerusalem named
for him. He was a secretary to Rabbi Shmuel Molhver. I am wondering if
the families are related. I asked some people like R'Mier Wunder and they
think it could be possible .. any ideas?? My family has ahron,berel,and
meir ..
.
Yonasan
mailto:shapie@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: NISSENBAUM #general

Bernard Goben <goben@...>
 

My friend L.Nissenbaum who lives in Israel my be your relative. I spoke to
him and after brief conversation on the phone it look very probably.Please
contact me directly and I will give you his address and telephon No.
Happy Pesach Bernard Goben (goben@...)

I am searching Nissenbaum >from Grajewo/Grayvah Poland. I Understand there
is another Nissenbaum family form Lulbin,and Warsaw . A Rabbi Yitzhak
Nissenbaum was part of that family . There is a street in Jerusalem named
for him. He was a secretary to Rabbi Shmuel Molhver. I am wondering if
the families are related. I asked some people like R'Mier Wunder and they
think it could be possible .. any ideas?? My family has ahron,berel,and
meir ..
.
Yonasan
mailto:shapie@...


Jewish communities of Baden Wuerttemberg #general

Genealicej@...
 

First of all, I have now been alerted that this publication
lists numerous places in Baden Wuerttemberg and further afield
only in relation to former Kuppenheim residents.

Here is a translation of the website
http://www.kuppenheim.de/Bucherscheinungen.htm
with address details. Further information can be obtained
from the town hall. People in Germany can save on the postage
and packing by ordering through their local bookshop.

Die Juedische Gemeinde in Kuppenheim by Gerhard Linde
The Jewish Community in Kuppenheim

Over centuries the Jewish community in Kuppenheim was the home and
starting point for Jews all over Baden. >from the first mention in
documents in the 15th century through the emancipation of the Jewish
people in the Grand Duchy of Baden up to pursuit and driving out by the
National Socialist regime, the author charts the eventful history of this
Jewish community.

Special attention is paid to the fate of individual persons and
families, who once lived in the community. The 'Burgerbuch' (citizen book)
and 'Begraebnisbuch (funeral book) of the Jewish community, which are
contained on an attached CD ROM, may particularly help the descendants
of the Kuppenheim Jews as a basis for genealogical research.
Altogether the book shows a colorful and global picture of Jewish life,
which gives the reader a view of the Jewish culture, whose variety
is rarely present in the today's time.

Hope this makes things a lot clearer for list members!

Alice Josephs
United Kingdom
My genealogy website is at
http://members.tripod.co.uk/AliceJosephs/INDEX.HTM


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Jewish communities of Baden Wuerttemberg #general

Genealicej@...
 

First of all, I have now been alerted that this publication
lists numerous places in Baden Wuerttemberg and further afield
only in relation to former Kuppenheim residents.

Here is a translation of the website
http://www.kuppenheim.de/Bucherscheinungen.htm
with address details. Further information can be obtained
from the town hall. People in Germany can save on the postage
and packing by ordering through their local bookshop.

Die Juedische Gemeinde in Kuppenheim by Gerhard Linde
The Jewish Community in Kuppenheim

Over centuries the Jewish community in Kuppenheim was the home and
starting point for Jews all over Baden. >from the first mention in
documents in the 15th century through the emancipation of the Jewish
people in the Grand Duchy of Baden up to pursuit and driving out by the
National Socialist regime, the author charts the eventful history of this
Jewish community.

Special attention is paid to the fate of individual persons and
families, who once lived in the community. The 'Burgerbuch' (citizen book)
and 'Begraebnisbuch (funeral book) of the Jewish community, which are
contained on an attached CD ROM, may particularly help the descendants
of the Kuppenheim Jews as a basis for genealogical research.
Altogether the book shows a colorful and global picture of Jewish life,
which gives the reader a view of the Jewish culture, whose variety
is rarely present in the today's time.

Hope this makes things a lot clearer for list members!

Alice Josephs
United Kingdom
My genealogy website is at
http://members.tripod.co.uk/AliceJosephs/INDEX.HTM


Re: Rabbi Hugo STRANSKY #general

Margot <mau.b@...>
 

Re: Lisa THALER (Chicago) grsLT@... query concerning Jonas STRANSKY.
A Rabbi Hugo STRANSKY was appointed the Chief Rabbi of the Melbourne
Hebrew Congregation (Victoria, Australia) in 1948. He left Melbourne in
1951 and took up a position as senior minister in Wellington, New
Zealand......
Lionel SHARPE (Melbourne) Australia..
I have a book on the history of the Wellington Hebrew Congregation
1843-1993 which has many references to Rabbi Hugo STRANSKY's time here in
New Zealand,>from 1952-55 and includes photos of him. It is a useful and
interesting source of information on Jewish families and life in this part
of the world if anyone is interested. I am not sure if he is related to the
Jonas STRANSKY in the original query by Lisa Thaler.
Margot Boock
mau.b@...
Searching: BENSHETON, BOOCK, HIMES, BLOOM.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re:Rabbi Hugo STRANSKY #general

Margot <mau.b@...>
 

Re: Lisa THALER (Chicago) grsLT@... query concerning Jonas STRANSKY.
A Rabbi Hugo STRANSKY was appointed the Chief Rabbi of the Melbourne
Hebrew Congregation (Victoria, Australia) in 1948. He left Melbourne in
1951 and took up a position as senior minister in Wellington, New
Zealand......
Lionel SHARPE (Melbourne) Australia..
I have a book on the history of the Wellington Hebrew Congregation
1843-1993 which has many references to Rabbi Hugo STRANSKY's time here in
New Zealand,>from 1952-55 and includes photos of him. It is a useful and
interesting source of information on Jewish families and life in this part
of the world if anyone is interested. I am not sure if he is related to the
Jonas STRANSKY in the original query by Lisa Thaler.
Margot Boock
mau.b@...
Searching: BENSHETON, BOOCK, HIMES, BLOOM.


Questions on double-name "Ruchla Bayla" #general

Lilli Sprintz <spri0037@...>
 

Good Pesach to everyone!

I was wondering if anyone out there can answer a couple Hebrew name questions.

My mother's Hebrew name is Ruchla Bayla. She told me that Ruchla is
Rachael, but I didn't quite get what "Bayla" meant.

Also, When I was re-checking the listings for my maternal grandmother's
name in the JRI-Poland archives database, I saw the name Ruchla Bayla
listed just like my mother's name. Is is possible that these two names are
normally given to a girl child together? Or did I just pick up on a
name being passed down through the family as a double name? Is this clear?
Thanks!

Lilli

spri0037@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Questions on double-name "Ruchla Bayla" #general

Lilli Sprintz <spri0037@...>
 

Good Pesach to everyone!

I was wondering if anyone out there can answer a couple Hebrew name questions.

My mother's Hebrew name is Ruchla Bayla. She told me that Ruchla is
Rachael, but I didn't quite get what "Bayla" meant.

Also, When I was re-checking the listings for my maternal grandmother's
name in the JRI-Poland archives database, I saw the name Ruchla Bayla
listed just like my mother's name. Is is possible that these two names are
normally given to a girl child together? Or did I just pick up on a
name being passed down through the family as a double name? Is this clear?
Thanks!

Lilli

spri0037@...


Re: Russian/Polish death records-married and/or maiden name usage question #general

sallybru@...
 

If Hershel Smithowicz dies before his wife Shana nee Jonesewicz would her
death be listed as Smithowicz or Joneswicz? A very good question. To be
sure, check both names as well as Jonesovna.

Now Smithowicz and Joneswicz are patronymics as well as inherited family
surnames like we know them today. Smithowicz was the son of Smith,
Jonesovna (the female form) the daughter of Jones. If Shana is listed as
Shana Smithowicz, then it is probably a family surname since it is the male
form.

Depending on the year of the record, people will be listed with surnames,
patronymics, or both. In 1826 Russian Jews in many places were supposed to
take family surnames-but many records in the 1850's and beyond don't have
them or they change. Often you will see Shana listed as Shana Jonesovna,
wife of Hershel Smithowicz. Unfortunately, Shana may be listed as
something entirely different-like Shana Katz-if the family name changed.

But of course not always, that would be too easy.

Most likely Shana would be listed as Shana Jonesovna or Shana Smithowicz.

Sally Bruckheimer
Buffalo, NY


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Russian/Polish death records-married and/or maiden name usage question #general

sallybru@...
 

If Hershel Smithowicz dies before his wife Shana nee Jonesewicz would her
death be listed as Smithowicz or Joneswicz? A very good question. To be
sure, check both names as well as Jonesovna.

Now Smithowicz and Joneswicz are patronymics as well as inherited family
surnames like we know them today. Smithowicz was the son of Smith,
Jonesovna (the female form) the daughter of Jones. If Shana is listed as
Shana Smithowicz, then it is probably a family surname since it is the male
form.

Depending on the year of the record, people will be listed with surnames,
patronymics, or both. In 1826 Russian Jews in many places were supposed to
take family surnames-but many records in the 1850's and beyond don't have
them or they change. Often you will see Shana listed as Shana Jonesovna,
wife of Hershel Smithowicz. Unfortunately, Shana may be listed as
something entirely different-like Shana Katz-if the family name changed.

But of course not always, that would be too easy.

Most likely Shana would be listed as Shana Jonesovna or Shana Smithowicz.

Sally Bruckheimer
Buffalo, NY