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Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Nohum/Nachum #lithuania

DrWASaxton@...
 

I have just come across the given name "Nohum" for one of my ancestors in
Rakishok, circa 1850. The given name of "Nachum" also appears occasionally in my tree. Generally, what is the origin of this name? I have looked in Rabbi Gorr's book on Jewish personal names for the answer, but cannot even find this apparent derivation listed. Can anybody shed any light on this?

Dr. William A. Saxton
Boca Raton, Florida


Nohum/Nachum #lithuania

DrWASaxton@...
 

I have just come across the given name "Nohum" for one of my ancestors in
Rakishok, circa 1850. The given name of "Nachum" also appears occasionally in my tree. Generally, what is the origin of this name? I have looked in Rabbi Gorr's book on Jewish personal names for the answer, but cannot even find this apparent derivation listed. Can anybody shed any light on this?

Dr. William A. Saxton
Boca Raton, Florida


Re: Israel search techniques needed #general

Curiousyl@...
 

Batya has recovered >from her illness.
A message was sent to Jewishgenners in February by Sallyann Sack
[Editor of Avotaynu] on behalf of Batya - thanking everyone for
their cards and best wishes.

I have been in touch with Batya several times since then, via email,
and she was "at her desk", working her miracles of discovery.

Sylvia Furshman Nusinov
President
Jewish Genealogical Society of Palm Beach County, Inc.
Florida


SCHWARTZMAN #general

misaacso@...
 

I was very excited to finally discover the siblings of my great-grandmother,
Anna SCHWARTZMAN (born about 1888, married Max SCHWEIBISH). She was
probably >from the Ukraine area. They came over to the US in 1906. Her
mother was Sofie (COHEN) SCHWARTZMAN, father Paul (Peneris) SCHWARTZMAN. The
siblings were:

Boris SCHWARTZMAN, born about 1886
Sonnie SCHWARTZMAN, b about 1890
Jenny SCHWARTZMAN, b abt 1892
Fanny SCHWARTZMAN, b abt 1895

Right down the street lived another SCHWARTZMAN couple that came over the
same time, so I assume they're related:

Sam SCHWARTZMAN, b abt1875
Fannie SCHWARTZMAN, b abt1882

Another possible family, further down the block:

Joseph SCHWARTZMAN b abt 1865
Fannie SCHWARTZMAN b 1869
Rose abt 1890
Bessie abt 1891
Sam abt 1897
Simon abt 1899
Louis abt 1901
Ben abt 1905
Alex abt 1909

If you recognize any of these names, PLEASE let me know!

Thanks!
Farra Isaacson
NY, NY

Poland: (Ciechanowiec) BORENSTEIN, LEVINE (Grodek) BIEGELEISEN, EINZUMPTNER
(changed to SCHALL)
(Sochaczew, Lodz) HABERMAN, GOLDKRANTZ (-KRAND, -KRANC),
FLEISCHMAN, JACOBOVITZ
Ukraine: (Odessa): SCHWEIBISH, SCHWARTZMAN, MESHOURAS (MISHURIS), COHEN,
CHALFIN, KAPLOWITZ
[list edited to six lines allowed - Mod.]


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Israel search techniques needed #general

Curiousyl@...
 

Batya has recovered >from her illness.
A message was sent to Jewishgenners in February by Sallyann Sack
[Editor of Avotaynu] on behalf of Batya - thanking everyone for
their cards and best wishes.

I have been in touch with Batya several times since then, via email,
and she was "at her desk", working her miracles of discovery.

Sylvia Furshman Nusinov
President
Jewish Genealogical Society of Palm Beach County, Inc.
Florida


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen SCHWARTZMAN #general

misaacso@...
 

I was very excited to finally discover the siblings of my great-grandmother,
Anna SCHWARTZMAN (born about 1888, married Max SCHWEIBISH). She was
probably >from the Ukraine area. They came over to the US in 1906. Her
mother was Sofie (COHEN) SCHWARTZMAN, father Paul (Peneris) SCHWARTZMAN. The
siblings were:

Boris SCHWARTZMAN, born about 1886
Sonnie SCHWARTZMAN, b about 1890
Jenny SCHWARTZMAN, b abt 1892
Fanny SCHWARTZMAN, b abt 1895

Right down the street lived another SCHWARTZMAN couple that came over the
same time, so I assume they're related:

Sam SCHWARTZMAN, b abt1875
Fannie SCHWARTZMAN, b abt1882

Another possible family, further down the block:

Joseph SCHWARTZMAN b abt 1865
Fannie SCHWARTZMAN b 1869
Rose abt 1890
Bessie abt 1891
Sam abt 1897
Simon abt 1899
Louis abt 1901
Ben abt 1905
Alex abt 1909

If you recognize any of these names, PLEASE let me know!

Thanks!
Farra Isaacson
NY, NY

Poland: (Ciechanowiec) BORENSTEIN, LEVINE (Grodek) BIEGELEISEN, EINZUMPTNER
(changed to SCHALL)
(Sochaczew, Lodz) HABERMAN, GOLDKRANTZ (-KRAND, -KRANC),
FLEISCHMAN, JACOBOVITZ
Ukraine: (Odessa): SCHWEIBISH, SCHWARTZMAN, MESHOURAS (MISHURIS), COHEN,
CHALFIN, KAPLOWITZ
[list edited to six lines allowed - Mod.]


Re: Israel search techniques needed #general

Louis Zetler <zetler@...>
 

The last I heard about Batya was that she was very ill. I hope that she has
recovered by now. However, I do not think that she is the answer to your
question. I think that you should contact the Ashkenazi Chevra Kadisha in
Jerusalem - Phone +972-2-538-4144

Louis Zetler
President of the Galilee Genealogical Society

Murray and others searching for lost relatives thought to be in Israel:
I have found excellent results thru contacting:

Batya Unterschatz
The Jewish Agency
Search Bureau for Missing Relatives
P.O. Box 92
Jerusalem 91000
Israel


Re: Cantor Joseph Rosenblatt #general

Arnold Davidson <arnoldbd@...>
 

I hope that Darlene Sacks unintentionally misspoke in using "infamous" to
describe Cantor Joseph (Yossele) Rosenblatt. I assume she meant to say
"famous". Yossele Rosenblatt (1882-1833) was considered to be the most
popular cantor of the century. In addition to his synagogue and concert
work he was also the the cantor seen and heard in Al Jolson's "Jazz
Singer". Detailed information on his life can be found in the biography
"Yossele Rosenblatt", Farrar, Straus and Young.
Arnold Davidson
Boynton Beach, FL
arnoldbd@...


Klichkovichi/Ukraine - RICH/REICH/RAYCH Family #general

Stewart Levy <srlevy@...>
 

I am doing research on my RICH/REICH Family. They all came >from the Kovel,
Ukraine area. Specifically, they came >from Maceijow/Macheyev, Klichkovichi,
and possibly Turisk. I have not found any other relatives other than the
ones we knew of but lost contact with through the years. I have found only
one other Rich family >from the area but we have not been able to find a
connection.

If anyone has any information about this family or may possibly have
connections to this family or these towns, please contact me. I would also
like to know if anyone is familiar with the shtetl of Klichkovichi. When I
searched for it on Shtetl Seekers, it was very close to Turisk. However, I
have not found anyone >from this village on the Jewish Gen sites. Are there
any others who have this village in their background?


Stewart Rich Levy
Marietta, Georgia, USA

RICH/REICH/RAYCH, WINOKUR ( through marriage), PLUSS ( through marriage),
LIEBERMAN ( through marriage, Siegel ( through marriage).- VOLYHNIA,
GUBERNIA, KOVEL, MACHEYEV, KLICHKOVICHI, TRISK


Re: What's a DFTWFTWFtw.gid file? #general

Arnold Davidson <arnoldbd@...>
 

Family tree files created in "Family Tree Maker" are automatically given
an .ftw extension. For example, if I chose the filename "Davidson" for
my family tree, it would be saved by Family Tree Maker as
Davidson.ftw. Gedcom files are automatically given the extension .ged,
but the user is given the opportunity to select the filename.

>from the context of your message, it seems to me that the extension you
show (".gid") probably is actually a .ged extension and whoever created
the file repeated the .ftw extension of Family Tree Maker in the filename
on successive atempts to create a file, without realizing that the
extension need not be included in the filename.

If it is a ged file, you should be able to "import" it into any
genealogical program with ged capability. In the program I use, I would
just click on "import" in the pulldown "File" menu and enter the filename
exactly as it appears on the file.
Arnold Davidson
Boynton Beach, FL
arnoldbd@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Israel search techniques needed #general

Louis Zetler <zetler@...>
 

The last I heard about Batya was that she was very ill. I hope that she has
recovered by now. However, I do not think that she is the answer to your
question. I think that you should contact the Ashkenazi Chevra Kadisha in
Jerusalem - Phone +972-2-538-4144

Louis Zetler
President of the Galilee Genealogical Society

Murray and others searching for lost relatives thought to be in Israel:
I have found excellent results thru contacting:

Batya Unterschatz
The Jewish Agency
Search Bureau for Missing Relatives
P.O. Box 92
Jerusalem 91000
Israel


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Klichkovichi/Ukraine - RICH/REICH/RAYCH Family #general

Stewart Levy <srlevy@...>
 

I am doing research on my RICH/REICH Family. They all came >from the Kovel,
Ukraine area. Specifically, they came >from Maceijow/Macheyev, Klichkovichi,
and possibly Turisk. I have not found any other relatives other than the
ones we knew of but lost contact with through the years. I have found only
one other Rich family >from the area but we have not been able to find a
connection.

If anyone has any information about this family or may possibly have
connections to this family or these towns, please contact me. I would also
like to know if anyone is familiar with the shtetl of Klichkovichi. When I
searched for it on Shtetl Seekers, it was very close to Turisk. However, I
have not found anyone >from this village on the Jewish Gen sites. Are there
any others who have this village in their background?


Stewart Rich Levy
Marietta, Georgia, USA

RICH/REICH/RAYCH, WINOKUR ( through marriage), PLUSS ( through marriage),
LIEBERMAN ( through marriage, Siegel ( through marriage).- VOLYHNIA,
GUBERNIA, KOVEL, MACHEYEV, KLICHKOVICHI, TRISK


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re:Cantor Joseph Rosenblatt #general

Arnold Davidson <arnoldbd@...>
 

I hope that Darlene Sacks unintentionally misspoke in using "infamous" to
describe Cantor Joseph (Yossele) Rosenblatt. I assume she meant to say
"famous". Yossele Rosenblatt (1882-1833) was considered to be the most
popular cantor of the century. In addition to his synagogue and concert
work he was also the the cantor seen and heard in Al Jolson's "Jazz
Singer". Detailed information on his life can be found in the biography
"Yossele Rosenblatt", Farrar, Straus and Young.
Arnold Davidson
Boynton Beach, FL
arnoldbd@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: What's a DFTWFTWFtw.gid file? #general

Arnold Davidson <arnoldbd@...>
 

Family tree files created in "Family Tree Maker" are automatically given
an .ftw extension. For example, if I chose the filename "Davidson" for
my family tree, it would be saved by Family Tree Maker as
Davidson.ftw. Gedcom files are automatically given the extension .ged,
but the user is given the opportunity to select the filename.

>from the context of your message, it seems to me that the extension you
show (".gid") probably is actually a .ged extension and whoever created
the file repeated the .ftw extension of Family Tree Maker in the filename
on successive atempts to create a file, without realizing that the
extension need not be included in the filename.

If it is a ged file, you should be able to "import" it into any
genealogical program with ged capability. In the program I use, I would
just click on "import" in the pulldown "File" menu and enter the filename
exactly as it appears on the file.
Arnold Davidson
Boynton Beach, FL
arnoldbd@...


Latvia SIG #Latvia Guide Books Purchase #latvia

Arlene Beare <arl@...>
 

The Jewishgen Society of Great Britain have published 3 Guide books in the
Jewish Ancestors Series.
The first A Beginner's Guide to Jewish Genealogy in Great Britain
ISBN 0-9537669-0-X
The Second A Guide to Jewish Genealogy in Germany and Austria
ISBN 0-9537669-1-8
The third A Guide to Jewish Genealogy in Latvia and Estonia.
ISBN 0-9537669-2-6
They can be bought >from the Society and if you wish to order a copy contact
Rosemary Wenzerul at dandr@...
We hope to have the books on sale in the USA hopefuly
through the Jewishgen Mall and will let you know details
in the near future.

Arlene Beare
President Latvia SIG


Guide Books Purchase #latvia

Arlene Beare <arl@...>
 

The Jewishgen Society of Great Britain have published 3 Guide books in the
Jewish Ancestors Series.
The first A Beginner's Guide to Jewish Genealogy in Great Britain
ISBN 0-9537669-0-X
The Second A Guide to Jewish Genealogy in Germany and Austria
ISBN 0-9537669-1-8
The third A Guide to Jewish Genealogy in Latvia and Estonia.
ISBN 0-9537669-2-6
They can be bought >from the Society and if you wish to order a copy contact
Rosemary Wenzerul at dandr@...
We hope to have the books on sale in the USA hopefuly
through the Jewishgen Mall and will let you know details
in the near future.

Arlene Beare
President Latvia SIG


Latvia SIG #Latvia Re: Minimum age for Courland Enlistment Register #latvia

MWhippman@...
 

In a message dated 4/6/01 10:56:15 AM GMT Daylight Time,
sshertzbach@... writes:
In the description of the Courland Family Lists database it is stated that
the Recruits Enlistment Registers database "concentrates primarily on the
adult members of the households and does not generally record child entries
from the original list."
Can anyone tell me what was used as an age cutoff?
I see names down to about 10 years of age, but almost nothing below that.
Dear Stan,
Thanks for raising this question. I expect that there is some confusion
arising out of the fact that traditionally in the US and other European
countries a young man had to register for the draft at a certain age. In
fact this was not the case in Courland. Enlistment Registers were one of a
number of lists that were maintained that registered whole family units and
the birth of new siblings was registered or added >from time to time.
Selection was by the Jewish Community leaders >from the list of those
available and there were complicated rules about priorities for selection.
The obligation was that of the head of the family to ensure that son who was
selected, almost always by Jewish Community Leaders actually appeared to do
military service as required and the head of the household could be fined and
have property confiscated if the proposed recruit defaulted. The Vedomosti
has numerous postings of fines for father's whose sons did not appear at the
designated times. The list that is provided on the net is an "extraction"
from the records that lists adult members of the household and some "older
children". The purpose was to get good coverage of family names accross a
range of areas rather than to duplicate the full information >from the
document. Identifying a family link is an important first step and it may
well be that there is additional information available >from the archives.
Believe me, if it is there they will find it for you. It may take time but
they are very assiduous! I hope this helps.
Meanwhile, continued good luck in searching. These sorts of questions help
everybody and are very much appreciated.
Constance
Constance Whippman [database co-ordinator]


Re: Minimum age for Courland Enlistment Register #latvia

MWhippman@...
 

In a message dated 4/6/01 10:56:15 AM GMT Daylight Time,
sshertzbach@... writes:
In the description of the Courland Family Lists database it is stated that
the Recruits Enlistment Registers database "concentrates primarily on the
adult members of the households and does not generally record child entries
from the original list."
Can anyone tell me what was used as an age cutoff?
I see names down to about 10 years of age, but almost nothing below that.
Dear Stan,
Thanks for raising this question. I expect that there is some confusion
arising out of the fact that traditionally in the US and other European
countries a young man had to register for the draft at a certain age. In
fact this was not the case in Courland. Enlistment Registers were one of a
number of lists that were maintained that registered whole family units and
the birth of new siblings was registered or added >from time to time.
Selection was by the Jewish Community leaders >from the list of those
available and there were complicated rules about priorities for selection.
The obligation was that of the head of the family to ensure that son who was
selected, almost always by Jewish Community Leaders actually appeared to do
military service as required and the head of the household could be fined and
have property confiscated if the proposed recruit defaulted. The Vedomosti
has numerous postings of fines for father's whose sons did not appear at the
designated times. The list that is provided on the net is an "extraction"
from the records that lists adult members of the household and some "older
children". The purpose was to get good coverage of family names accross a
range of areas rather than to duplicate the full information >from the
document. Identifying a family link is an important first step and it may
well be that there is additional information available >from the archives.
Believe me, if it is there they will find it for you. It may take time but
they are very assiduous! I hope this helps.
Meanwhile, continued good luck in searching. These sorts of questions help
everybody and are very much appreciated.
Constance
Constance Whippman [database co-ordinator]


Latvia SIG #Latvia Re: New Book by Arlene Beare #latvia

Eric and Paula Benjaminson <oregon81@...>
 

Thank you very much for this interesting information. Do you have a
suggestion of how best to purchase this book if one lives in the U.S.?

Many thanks -- Eric Benjaminson oregon81@...

----- Original Message -----
From: <CWhippman@...>
Subject: [latvia] New Book by Arlene Beare


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


Re: New Book by Arlene Beare #latvia

Eric and Paula Benjaminson <oregon81@...>
 

Thank you very much for this interesting information. Do you have a
suggestion of how best to purchase this book if one lives in the U.S.?

Many thanks -- Eric Benjaminson oregon81@...

----- Original Message -----
From: <CWhippman@...>
Subject: [latvia] New Book by Arlene Beare


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