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Check Out Surname Lists! - There may be a surprise for you. #general

Susan Stone <stonegs@...>
 

Dear Fellow Researchers,

I finally followed my own advice! As the Siedlce Archive Coordinator
for Jewish Records Indexing - Polands' Polish State Archives Project,
I have posted several messages on JewishGen and JRI-Poland lists
encouraging researchers to check out surname lists.

These surname lists can be accessed on the JRI-Poland / Polish
State Archives status page at
http://www.jewishgen.org/jri-pl/psa/status.htm

A branch of my family lived in Wegrow and Sokolow Podlaski.
(respectively 42 and 52 miles ENE of Warsaw). There was no
reason to think that part of the family lived far >from these towns.
To my surprise, I found a few of my families (with very unusual
names) listed among the surnames of Kolbiel, located 32 and
39 miles southwest of Wegrow and Sokolow Podlaski!

While the surname lists for Kolbiel and many other towns are
available on the JRI-Poland web site, the indices to the records
have not yet been released to the database.

I now will check out all the surname lists on the JRI-Poland
site for my family names. Try it. You might also find the
unexpected.

Susan Stone
New York, N.Y.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Check Out Surname Lists! - There may be a surprise for you. #general

Susan Stone <stonegs@...>
 

Dear Fellow Researchers,

I finally followed my own advice! As the Siedlce Archive Coordinator
for Jewish Records Indexing - Polands' Polish State Archives Project,
I have posted several messages on JewishGen and JRI-Poland lists
encouraging researchers to check out surname lists.

These surname lists can be accessed on the JRI-Poland / Polish
State Archives status page at
http://www.jewishgen.org/jri-pl/psa/status.htm

A branch of my family lived in Wegrow and Sokolow Podlaski.
(respectively 42 and 52 miles ENE of Warsaw). There was no
reason to think that part of the family lived far >from these towns.
To my surprise, I found a few of my families (with very unusual
names) listed among the surnames of Kolbiel, located 32 and
39 miles southwest of Wegrow and Sokolow Podlaski!

While the surname lists for Kolbiel and many other towns are
available on the JRI-Poland web site, the indices to the records
have not yet been released to the database.

I now will check out all the surname lists on the JRI-Poland
site for my family names. Try it. You might also find the
unexpected.

Susan Stone
New York, N.Y.


Re: Biro #general

Roberta Sheps <roberta.sheps@...>
 

A friend who has considerable knowledge of the history of writing
implements told me that the ball point pen was invented by a Hungarian
named BIRO and was first used by the US navy during WWII as the writing
would not disappear under water. (Also, I supposed, it made sense to be
able to have use of a pen for which you didn't have also to keep a
supply of ink.) It was my understanding that he was a Jewish refugee
living in South America when he gave the invention to the US. After the
War for several years no pen manufacturer believed that there could ever
be a market for such an implement and they refused to retool their
factories. Many of them (including her husband's) went out of business
as a consequence. In England, any ballpoint pen is called a biro in
the same way that a vacuum cleaner is called a hoover.

Roberta Sheps
Colchester, England (born in Winnipeg,Canada)
Searching:
COHEN, KLAIMON and GROSSMAN, Talna (Ukraine); BELOVITSKY(I),
BELOV/BELOFF/BELL: (Popishok/Popiskes), Lithuania/ Montreal; YAFFE:
Wiliez, nr Vilna/ Winnipeg/ Montreal/ North Dakotah; SHEPS, KRASNOW AND
POTASHNIKOW: Odessa area


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Biro #general

Roberta Sheps <roberta.sheps@...>
 

A friend who has considerable knowledge of the history of writing
implements told me that the ball point pen was invented by a Hungarian
named BIRO and was first used by the US navy during WWII as the writing
would not disappear under water. (Also, I supposed, it made sense to be
able to have use of a pen for which you didn't have also to keep a
supply of ink.) It was my understanding that he was a Jewish refugee
living in South America when he gave the invention to the US. After the
War for several years no pen manufacturer believed that there could ever
be a market for such an implement and they refused to retool their
factories. Many of them (including her husband's) went out of business
as a consequence. In England, any ballpoint pen is called a biro in
the same way that a vacuum cleaner is called a hoover.

Roberta Sheps
Colchester, England (born in Winnipeg,Canada)
Searching:
COHEN, KLAIMON and GROSSMAN, Talna (Ukraine); BELOVITSKY(I),
BELOV/BELOFF/BELL: (Popishok/Popiskes), Lithuania/ Montreal; YAFFE:
Wiliez, nr Vilna/ Winnipeg/ Montreal/ North Dakotah; SHEPS, KRASNOW AND
POTASHNIKOW: Odessa area


Re: Where is Woronce, Russia? #general

Stan Goodman <safeq@...>
 

marife@... (marife) opined:

I have located a cousin of my grandmother who was >from Woronce, Russia.
Does anybody know where that is? My grandmother was >from Tulchin in the
Ukraine. Her cousin >from Woronce probably lived close by, but I have
never heard of that town in Russia. Can anyone give me any information
about this town? Thanks so much! Marilyn Feingold, Atlanta, Georgia

Voronezh perhaps?

Stan Goodman, Qiryat Tiv'on, Israel

Searching:
NEACHOWICZ/NOACHOWICZ, NEJMAN/NAJMAN, ROKITA: >from Lomza Gubernia
ISMACH: >from Lomza Gubernia, Galicia, and Ukraina
HERTANU, ABRAMOVICI, LAUER: >from Dorohoi District, Romania
GRISARU, VATARU: >from Iasi, Romania

See my interactive family tree (requires Java 1.1.6 or better):
http://www.hashkedim.com


Message for Judith Caplan #general

MBernet@...
 

Can somone please send me (privately, of course) the e-mail address for
Judith Caplan who will be presenting at the Toronto conference in 3 weeks?

Many thanks

Michael Bernet,
New York


researching: Boris MARCUS (Chicago, 1902) #general

Marty Meyers <meyers01@...>
 

I'm looking for anyone with knowledge of a Boris MARCUS, who
was living on W. 12th Place in Chicago in 1902.

He was listed as relative/destination and 'brother-in-law' on an Ellis
Island ship manifest.

Please reply privately to
<meyers01@...>


Thanks,

Marty Meyers


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Where is Woronce, Russia? #general

Stan Goodman <safeq@...>
 

marife@... (marife) opined:

I have located a cousin of my grandmother who was >from Woronce, Russia.
Does anybody know where that is? My grandmother was >from Tulchin in the
Ukraine. Her cousin >from Woronce probably lived close by, but I have
never heard of that town in Russia. Can anyone give me any information
about this town? Thanks so much! Marilyn Feingold, Atlanta, Georgia

Voronezh perhaps?

Stan Goodman, Qiryat Tiv'on, Israel

Searching:
NEACHOWICZ/NOACHOWICZ, NEJMAN/NAJMAN, ROKITA: >from Lomza Gubernia
ISMACH: >from Lomza Gubernia, Galicia, and Ukraina
HERTANU, ABRAMOVICI, LAUER: >from Dorohoi District, Romania
GRISARU, VATARU: >from Iasi, Romania

See my interactive family tree (requires Java 1.1.6 or better):
http://www.hashkedim.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Message for Judith Caplan #general

MBernet@...
 

Can somone please send me (privately, of course) the e-mail address for
Judith Caplan who will be presenting at the Toronto conference in 3 weeks?

Many thanks

Michael Bernet,
New York


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen researching: Boris MARCUS (Chicago, 1902) #general

Marty Meyers <meyers01@...>
 

I'm looking for anyone with knowledge of a Boris MARCUS, who
was living on W. 12th Place in Chicago in 1902.

He was listed as relative/destination and 'brother-in-law' on an Ellis
Island ship manifest.

Please reply privately to
<meyers01@...>


Thanks,

Marty Meyers


Re: Looking for roots - BIRO #general

Carlos Glikson
 

Hello Irena, I am sorry I can't tell about the Jewish origin or not of the
BIRO family name in your particular case, but I wanted to share something
with you and other JewishGenners about a BIRO with a Jewish origin..

The inventor of the ball-point pen was Ladislao Jose BIRO. A search for Mr.
BIRO in Internet shows he was Hungarian, and directed a newspaper in
Budapest - his birthplace. He was a Jew, and his partner helped him
escape >from Paris during the war, his final destination Argentina.

According to Internet search results, Mr. Biro was an artist , a hypnotist,
a car racer and a very productive inventor too. He was a very creative and
industrious man, and invented lots of other things - 32 different
inventions. He filed the patent for the ball-point pen in Hungary in 1938,
but had to escape the war before getting the patent, then started
production in Argentina, and later sold the patent. A ball-point pen is
popularly known here as Birome (Mr. Biro's partner's last name was
Meyne). The new pen would write 200,000 words without refilling. Today
BIC alone manufactures about 10.000.000 ball points a day. He also
invented a mechanical automatic shift box for cars and sold it to GM. Mr.
Biro was inexperienced when he negotiated the contract. Apparently, they
only bought it to avoid the competition benefitting >from it. They never
manufactured it, and used a hydraulic type box.

He lived in Argentina, his daughter Mariana directs a school, and the
Argentine Association of Inventors meets at the school's facilities. In
Argentina, the Inventors' Day is celebrated on his birthday, September 29.

I do not know if BIRO is a usual last name, but if you would like to get in
touch with Miss Biro, let me know and I will try to get her eMail for you.

Best wishes

Carlos Glikson
Buenos Aires, Argentina

PD: Hope you will get better responses >from more knowledgeable JGenners,
but in the meantime I would suggest you enter your last names and town
information in the JewishGen Family Finder - if you haven't done so yet -.
If you do, anyone researching the Biro name will know you are researching
too, and may get in contact with you.


Name JANCZER - is it Hungarian Jewish? #general

GreGG <gregg@...>
 

Dear Genners,

I've got a problem with another name - the name Janczar could have been
originally JANCZER - probably Hungarian Jewish but I'm not sure.

Before the end of WW1 there were no Janczers in Lemberg/Lwow, in the
1930's directory there are plenty.

Regards,

G. Gembala


NY Times article on Belechow #general

MMBegun@...
 

Tomorrow's Sunday NY Times Magazine section features a wonderful,
hearfelt, and beautifully written account of a trip to Belechow, Ukraine
to learn the true story about the deaths and possible betrayal of the
author's great uncle and his family during the early 1940s part of the
Holocaust in Belechow.

It is written by Daniel Mendelsohn, who mentions the contacts he made on
the "Jewish Genealogy Web site," which started him on his research of his
relatives and eventually led to planning the visit to the ancestral town
with 2 of his siblings.

Full of details of discovery and the people they met, this is a great
story. If you don't have direct access to the NY Times, you can see it on
their web site: http://www.nytimes.com/
Look on the right side for "In Sunday's Times," and click on "The
Magazine" which has the article as its main feature.
Regards, Mila Begun in NYC


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Looking for roots - BIRO #general

Carlos Glikson
 

Hello Irena, I am sorry I can't tell about the Jewish origin or not of the
BIRO family name in your particular case, but I wanted to share something
with you and other JewishGenners about a BIRO with a Jewish origin..

The inventor of the ball-point pen was Ladislao Jose BIRO. A search for Mr.
BIRO in Internet shows he was Hungarian, and directed a newspaper in
Budapest - his birthplace. He was a Jew, and his partner helped him
escape >from Paris during the war, his final destination Argentina.

According to Internet search results, Mr. Biro was an artist , a hypnotist,
a car racer and a very productive inventor too. He was a very creative and
industrious man, and invented lots of other things - 32 different
inventions. He filed the patent for the ball-point pen in Hungary in 1938,
but had to escape the war before getting the patent, then started
production in Argentina, and later sold the patent. A ball-point pen is
popularly known here as Birome (Mr. Biro's partner's last name was
Meyne). The new pen would write 200,000 words without refilling. Today
BIC alone manufactures about 10.000.000 ball points a day. He also
invented a mechanical automatic shift box for cars and sold it to GM. Mr.
Biro was inexperienced when he negotiated the contract. Apparently, they
only bought it to avoid the competition benefitting >from it. They never
manufactured it, and used a hydraulic type box.

He lived in Argentina, his daughter Mariana directs a school, and the
Argentine Association of Inventors meets at the school's facilities. In
Argentina, the Inventors' Day is celebrated on his birthday, September 29.

I do not know if BIRO is a usual last name, but if you would like to get in
touch with Miss Biro, let me know and I will try to get her eMail for you.

Best wishes

Carlos Glikson
Buenos Aires, Argentina

PD: Hope you will get better responses >from more knowledgeable JGenners,
but in the meantime I would suggest you enter your last names and town
information in the JewishGen Family Finder - if you haven't done so yet -.
If you do, anyone researching the Biro name will know you are researching
too, and may get in contact with you.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Name JANCZER - is it Hungarian Jewish? #general

GreGG <gregg@...>
 

Dear Genners,

I've got a problem with another name - the name Janczar could have been
originally JANCZER - probably Hungarian Jewish but I'm not sure.

Before the end of WW1 there were no Janczers in Lemberg/Lwow, in the
1930's directory there are plenty.

Regards,

G. Gembala


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen NY Times article on Belechow #general

MMBegun@...
 

Tomorrow's Sunday NY Times Magazine section features a wonderful,
hearfelt, and beautifully written account of a trip to Belechow, Ukraine
to learn the true story about the deaths and possible betrayal of the
author's great uncle and his family during the early 1940s part of the
Holocaust in Belechow.

It is written by Daniel Mendelsohn, who mentions the contacts he made on
the "Jewish Genealogy Web site," which started him on his research of his
relatives and eventually led to planning the visit to the ancestral town
with 2 of his siblings.

Full of details of discovery and the people they met, this is a great
story. If you don't have direct access to the NY Times, you can see it on
their web site: http://www.nytimes.com/
Look on the right side for "In Sunday's Times," and click on "The
Magazine" which has the article as its main feature.
Regards, Mila Begun in NYC


Help with Yiddish translation #belarus

TinaCarver@...
 

Hello:
I wonder if anyone can help me with the translation of the postcard I posted
on Viewmate. I think it is written to my grandfather who came to NY and left
his family behind in Mogilev Podolskiy.
VM 1604
Jewishgen.org/viewmate/toview/html

Please send translation directly to me: tina.carver.1974@...

Thank you. This would be a huge key in unraveling the mysteries of my family
that didn't make it out of Bessarabia.

Tina Carver


About the Lituanian booklet being prepared by GenAmi #belarus

michelinegutmann <michelinegutmann@...>
 

Before going in holidays, I answer to questions which
were asked about the booklet being prepared by GenAmi :

1. Will the booklet include all the people who came >from southern Lita
(Minsk and Grodno uezds - nowadays Belarus)?
- No, it will concern only Lituania to-day.
If I can find enough time, I will continue next year with Belarus,
also other places as Warsaw.
2. Will it include the
people who imigrated to USA through Antwerpen?
- The file concerns quite only Brussels, some people went to USA.
or other countries but it is not often said on the file.
3. Will the list be published on the Internet?
- No, we have not any subventions or any help, only the subscription
of our members which is very cheep,
we need some money to continue our activities.

4. Do you know what year the list begins?
- The immigration of the Lituanian population is rather recent.
A lot of people in this file were born between 1850 and 1900,
and many after 1900. The files includes deported people.

.5 ..We found our family name in Claude's list on the Internet, and when we
wanted to follow the lead, the door was closed in our face. "Claude isn't
interested anymore!" So how does it help us?.....
- I am surprised of the answer you got. >from where ?
We have no link with Claude on our web site.
Effectively, he does not any more genealogy.
As I explained many times in many places and also on our web site
we have the complete database and Claude will not help any more,
He has now another occupation.
Something else : we did not propose help for a research in Belgium
(even if we have addresses of archives)
but we announced a booklet.

I will tell when it is ready.

Micheline GUTMANN, GenAmi, Paris, France
michelinegutmann@...
http://asso.genami.free.fr


Belarus SIG #Belarus Help with Yiddish translation #belarus

TinaCarver@...
 

Hello:
I wonder if anyone can help me with the translation of the postcard I posted
on Viewmate. I think it is written to my grandfather who came to NY and left
his family behind in Mogilev Podolskiy.
VM 1604
Jewishgen.org/viewmate/toview/html

Please send translation directly to me: tina.carver.1974@...

Thank you. This would be a huge key in unraveling the mysteries of my family
that didn't make it out of Bessarabia.

Tina Carver


Belarus SIG #Belarus About the Lituanian booklet being prepared by GenAmi #belarus

michelinegutmann <michelinegutmann@...>
 

Before going in holidays, I answer to questions which
were asked about the booklet being prepared by GenAmi :

1. Will the booklet include all the people who came >from southern Lita
(Minsk and Grodno uezds - nowadays Belarus)?
- No, it will concern only Lituania to-day.
If I can find enough time, I will continue next year with Belarus,
also other places as Warsaw.
2. Will it include the
people who imigrated to USA through Antwerpen?
- The file concerns quite only Brussels, some people went to USA.
or other countries but it is not often said on the file.
3. Will the list be published on the Internet?
- No, we have not any subventions or any help, only the subscription
of our members which is very cheep,
we need some money to continue our activities.

4. Do you know what year the list begins?
- The immigration of the Lituanian population is rather recent.
A lot of people in this file were born between 1850 and 1900,
and many after 1900. The files includes deported people.

.5 ..We found our family name in Claude's list on the Internet, and when we
wanted to follow the lead, the door was closed in our face. "Claude isn't
interested anymore!" So how does it help us?.....
- I am surprised of the answer you got. >from where ?
We have no link with Claude on our web site.
Effectively, he does not any more genealogy.
As I explained many times in many places and also on our web site
we have the complete database and Claude will not help any more,
He has now another occupation.
Something else : we did not propose help for a research in Belgium
(even if we have addresses of archives)
but we announced a booklet.

I will tell when it is ready.

Micheline GUTMANN, GenAmi, Paris, France
michelinegutmann@...
http://asso.genami.free.fr