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New Surname found -- CHIMIRINSKY & VOLL or WOLL or WAHL or WOHL #general

Diane Jacobs <kingart@...>
 

To all,
After a considerable amount of research that took me >from Miami Beach
to Chicago and back to New York City, I have uncovered another generation
of names for my GLAZER (or Gallosshoff) / GREENFIELD connection from
the Grodno Gubernia area of Russia, possibly >from Kartuz Bereza and Chomsk.

I am now looking for the following parents of these two brothers:
Nathan (Hyman or Chaim) Greenfield b. 1880? Chomsk, Russia
m. Minnie Glazer? ; resided in NYC then a furrier in Chicago
died 1961 Miami Beach
William Greenfield b. 1884 Russia m. Ida Voll or Wahl ; resided in
NYC & Bronx, NY, then Chicago, painter d. 1974 Chicago

I have found on l908 Marriage Certificate for William Greenfield -
parents Max GREENFIELD and Fanny CHIMIRINSKY

I am also looking for the parents of Ida Voll or Wahl Greenfield
who are Morris Voll or Wahl and Gussie Silverman.

Anyone with information of family and/or archiveal records these
people in NYC, Chicago, Russia or Belarus, please e-mail me.

Thanks for your help and reading this long e-mail.

Diane Glazer Jacobs
New York
Researching GLAZER, GALOSSHOFF, JOSEPH, YOSSELOWITS,
RABINOWITZ, FEINBERG, SAMUELS , MORDESOWITZ, POSNER
POZNANSKI, DUBINSKI, COHEN, SINGMAN, SCHIMKOV, SHALTAKOFF,
ROSENBERG, LESNIE, LEVY, DICK , DIKOVSKY, ENGLANDER, LAUFER,
STEINBERG, STEIN, HYMES, HYMOWITZ, MULLER, BEGUN, BEGIN.


Ilza, Poland (Drilge) #general

BetteJoy <bettejoy@...>
 

A group of descendants >from this shtetl met at the IAJGS Conference in
Toronto in August. We are undertaking a project to restore the cemetery
of this lost little shtetl. Anyone interested, kindly contact me. We
have photos and historical data.

Cordially,
Betty Provizer Starkman
Bloomfield Hills, MI
Email: BetteJoy@aol.com

MODERATOR NOTE: The shtetl is Ilza, Poland (Drilge).


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen New Surname found -- CHIMIRINSKY & VOLL or WOLL or WAHL or WOHL #general

Diane Jacobs <kingart@...>
 

To all,
After a considerable amount of research that took me >from Miami Beach
to Chicago and back to New York City, I have uncovered another generation
of names for my GLAZER (or Gallosshoff) / GREENFIELD connection from
the Grodno Gubernia area of Russia, possibly >from Kartuz Bereza and Chomsk.

I am now looking for the following parents of these two brothers:
Nathan (Hyman or Chaim) Greenfield b. 1880? Chomsk, Russia
m. Minnie Glazer? ; resided in NYC then a furrier in Chicago
died 1961 Miami Beach
William Greenfield b. 1884 Russia m. Ida Voll or Wahl ; resided in
NYC & Bronx, NY, then Chicago, painter d. 1974 Chicago

I have found on l908 Marriage Certificate for William Greenfield -
parents Max GREENFIELD and Fanny CHIMIRINSKY

I am also looking for the parents of Ida Voll or Wahl Greenfield
who are Morris Voll or Wahl and Gussie Silverman.

Anyone with information of family and/or archiveal records these
people in NYC, Chicago, Russia or Belarus, please e-mail me.

Thanks for your help and reading this long e-mail.

Diane Glazer Jacobs
New York
Researching GLAZER, GALOSSHOFF, JOSEPH, YOSSELOWITS,
RABINOWITZ, FEINBERG, SAMUELS , MORDESOWITZ, POSNER
POZNANSKI, DUBINSKI, COHEN, SINGMAN, SCHIMKOV, SHALTAKOFF,
ROSENBERG, LESNIE, LEVY, DICK , DIKOVSKY, ENGLANDER, LAUFER,
STEINBERG, STEIN, HYMES, HYMOWITZ, MULLER, BEGUN, BEGIN.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Ilza, Poland (Drilge) #general

BetteJoy <bettejoy@...>
 

A group of descendants >from this shtetl met at the IAJGS Conference in
Toronto in August. We are undertaking a project to restore the cemetery
of this lost little shtetl. Anyone interested, kindly contact me. We
have photos and historical data.

Cordially,
Betty Provizer Starkman
Bloomfield Hills, MI
Email: BetteJoy@aol.com

MODERATOR NOTE: The shtetl is Ilza, Poland (Drilge).


Re A question about first names (Udi Cain) #germany

Kitty M Cooper <kittymunson@...>
 

Udi -
Following the data in the Dutch genealogy website of Eli Schaap, shows a
pattern of naming sons after fathers.
http://shum.huji.ac.il/~dutchjew/genealog/ndbeli/f_b9.html#53
The families were >from Harlingen, Friesland, Nederland.
Was the pattern a local pattern? Was it a Dutch pattern?
Does it show a Sepharadic origin?
Yes, it would indicate a Sephardic origin, many came >from Portugal to the
Netherlands in the 1500 and 1600s see the Portuguese cemetery descriptions
and bibliographies on:

http://www.jewishgen.org/cemetery/w-europe/netherlands.html

There was also just a discussion thread starting Oct 31 discussing the
difference between Ashekenazic and Sephardic naming traditions on the main
Jewishgen discussion group - search the archives for the heading "Re:
Jewish "Juniors"?" The gist was that "The Ashkenazi tradition is to name
children after deceased relatives. The Sefarade tradition is to name
children after living relatives." (per Nathalie Klein).

Also a number of URLs were cited. Of most interest to you would be
http://www.jewishgen.org/sefardsig/differ.HTM

Kitty Cooper, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
volunteer webmaster http://www.jewishgen.org/cemetery/
family page http://www.kittycooper.com/Thannhauser/


German SIG #Germany Re A question about first names (Udi Cain) #germany

Kitty M Cooper <kittymunson@...>
 

Udi -
Following the data in the Dutch genealogy website of Eli Schaap, shows a
pattern of naming sons after fathers.
http://shum.huji.ac.il/~dutchjew/genealog/ndbeli/f_b9.html#53
The families were >from Harlingen, Friesland, Nederland.
Was the pattern a local pattern? Was it a Dutch pattern?
Does it show a Sepharadic origin?
Yes, it would indicate a Sephardic origin, many came >from Portugal to the
Netherlands in the 1500 and 1600s see the Portuguese cemetery descriptions
and bibliographies on:

http://www.jewishgen.org/cemetery/w-europe/netherlands.html

There was also just a discussion thread starting Oct 31 discussing the
difference between Ashekenazic and Sephardic naming traditions on the main
Jewishgen discussion group - search the archives for the heading "Re:
Jewish "Juniors"?" The gist was that "The Ashkenazi tradition is to name
children after deceased relatives. The Sefarade tradition is to name
children after living relatives." (per Nathalie Klein).

Also a number of URLs were cited. Of most interest to you would be
http://www.jewishgen.org/sefardsig/differ.HTM

Kitty Cooper, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
volunteer webmaster http://www.jewishgen.org/cemetery/
family page http://www.kittycooper.com/Thannhauser/


Jews of Antwerp #france

Irene Levita <mimosa@...>
 

Thank you so much for this website. I found my grandfather and several
other people, this is a great website.

Irene Levita
California
mimosa@cncnet.com


French SIG #France Jews of Antwerp #france

Irene Levita <mimosa@...>
 

Thank you so much for this website. I found my grandfather and several
other people, this is a great website.

Irene Levita
California
mimosa@cncnet.com


Bobruisk yizkor book #belarus

Joyce Field
 

A number of weeks ago I posted a message to this digest asking for a
volunteer to come forward to take on the continuing translation of
the Bobruisk yizkor book. No one did. A few people offered to
translate a chapter or two, but as a coordinator is needed to
proofread and edit translations, I did not follow up on those kind
offers.

Don Mopsick is unable to continue as the coordinator and, in fact, no
new translations have been posted for many years.

Please contact me if you are able to volunteer to coordinate the
translation of this important yizkor book.

Joyce Field
Yizkor Book Project Manager
jfield@jewishgen.org


Belarus SIG #Belarus Bobruisk yizkor book #belarus

Joyce Field
 

A number of weeks ago I posted a message to this digest asking for a
volunteer to come forward to take on the continuing translation of
the Bobruisk yizkor book. No one did. A few people offered to
translate a chapter or two, but as a coordinator is needed to
proofread and edit translations, I did not follow up on those kind
offers.

Don Mopsick is unable to continue as the coordinator and, in fact, no
new translations have been posted for many years.

Please contact me if you are able to volunteer to coordinate the
translation of this important yizkor book.

Joyce Field
Yizkor Book Project Manager
jfield@jewishgen.org


Another Letter from Minsk Archives #belarus

Schelly Dardashti <dardasht@...>
 

Just wanted to let fellow researchers know that I have finally received
another letter >from the Minsk Historical Archives. We had asked for more
research to be done (additions to the 23 page report containing 200
records I received in July 2002), and tried to be specific as to exactly
what and where we wanted the Archives to look.

I had sent several emails as follow-up to the July report, and was
getting somewhat worried with the absence of a reply. Finally, I did
hear >from them a few days ago. The letter is being translated and I will
report back on what they have found. This reply was in Russian, so I was
only able to understand dates, our TALALAY name and the charges in
dollars.

As soon as I have a definitive translation, I'll report back again.
But it seems that more information has been located, which is always a
good thing!

Best wishes,
Schelly Talalay Dardashti
JFRA Israel - Tel Aviv
dardasht@barak-online.net


Belarus SIG #Belarus Another Letter from Minsk Archives #belarus

Schelly Dardashti <dardasht@...>
 

Just wanted to let fellow researchers know that I have finally received
another letter >from the Minsk Historical Archives. We had asked for more
research to be done (additions to the 23 page report containing 200
records I received in July 2002), and tried to be specific as to exactly
what and where we wanted the Archives to look.

I had sent several emails as follow-up to the July report, and was
getting somewhat worried with the absence of a reply. Finally, I did
hear >from them a few days ago. The letter is being translated and I will
report back on what they have found. This reply was in Russian, so I was
only able to understand dates, our TALALAY name and the charges in
dollars.

As soon as I have a definitive translation, I'll report back again.
But it seems that more information has been located, which is always a
good thing!

Best wishes,
Schelly Talalay Dardashti
JFRA Israel - Tel Aviv
dardasht@barak-online.net


Looking for Descendants of Isaac and Solomon BRAUNSTEIN #romania

Ed Berkowitz <eberkowitz@...>
 

I am looking for descendants of Isaac BRAUNSTEIN who according to the NY
Census for 1905 was: age 37, born Roumania (Yedinetsy, Bessarabia), alien, 5
years in the US, wife Annie age 37. Children include Esther age 6; living at
18 First Ave, NY. There was a boarder Morris SCHWARTZ, age 30.

Also, living at this same address in 1905 Solomon BRAUNSTEIN, age 48, 14
years in US. Wife was Yetta age 38. Children included Fred age 20; Augusta
age 18; Charles age 16; Jacob age 8; Sarah age 7; Samuel age 5; Francis age
2. Solomon, his wife, and the 4 youngest children were living in Bronx for
the 1920 Census. Solomon, son of Pinchas, died in 1926 and is burried in
Washington Cemetery, Brooklyn. Also, listed in 1905 Census were a cousin
Sam KAUFMAN, age 32, a furrier and a cousin ? SCHACTER, age 18, also a
furrier.

I would very much like to contact any descendants of the above BRAUNTEINS,
KAUFMAN, and SCHACTER. Pinchas BRAUNSTEIN was my second great grandfather.

Ed Berkowitz
Norman, OK
MODERATOR NOTE: Private replies please. If you haven't checked the
JewishGen Family Finder (www.jewishgen.org/jgff), please do and also be
sure to enter your own names/towns there.


Romania SIG #Romania Looking for Descendants of Isaac and Solomon BRAUNSTEIN #romania

Ed Berkowitz <eberkowitz@...>
 

I am looking for descendants of Isaac BRAUNSTEIN who according to the NY
Census for 1905 was: age 37, born Roumania (Yedinetsy, Bessarabia), alien, 5
years in the US, wife Annie age 37. Children include Esther age 6; living at
18 First Ave, NY. There was a boarder Morris SCHWARTZ, age 30.

Also, living at this same address in 1905 Solomon BRAUNSTEIN, age 48, 14
years in US. Wife was Yetta age 38. Children included Fred age 20; Augusta
age 18; Charles age 16; Jacob age 8; Sarah age 7; Samuel age 5; Francis age
2. Solomon, his wife, and the 4 youngest children were living in Bronx for
the 1920 Census. Solomon, son of Pinchas, died in 1926 and is burried in
Washington Cemetery, Brooklyn. Also, listed in 1905 Census were a cousin
Sam KAUFMAN, age 32, a furrier and a cousin ? SCHACTER, age 18, also a
furrier.

I would very much like to contact any descendants of the above BRAUNTEINS,
KAUFMAN, and SCHACTER. Pinchas BRAUNSTEIN was my second great grandfather.

Ed Berkowitz
Norman, OK
MODERATOR NOTE: Private replies please. If you haven't checked the
JewishGen Family Finder (www.jewishgen.org/jgff), please do and also be
sure to enter your own names/towns there.


Jewish cemeteries #general

Joyce Field
 

Many of you who saw the long article entitled "The Cemetery Nobody
Wants" in The Jewish Week of October 18, 2002 have publicly expressed
your shock and dismay at the condition of Bayside Cemetery in Ozone
Park, Queens. My reaction was to feel even more commitment to the
burial registry project, JewishGen Online Worldwide Burial Registry
(JOWBR), as Bayside is not unique. There are many abandoned Jewish
cemeteries in U.S. communities which no longer have any living Jews.
These once thriving communities are now history, but the cemeteries
remain, abandoned and forlorn. They are as worthy of our attention
as the cemeteries in eastern and central Europe. However, no one
seems to care--not Jewish state historical societies, not the
descendants of the original settlers, not Jewish genealogists in
general.

The Jewish Week article quoted Allan Jordan about his reactions to
Bayside, but I want to tell another aspect of Allan. Two years ago he
volunteered to coordinate the indexing of burial records of the
Kurlander landsmanschaft plots on the East Coast, but his progress
has been slow. He has been frustrated and discouraged as few people
volunteered to help. So what hope can we have to index all the
burials in cemeteries like Bayside?

One would hope that members of the Early American SIG would take an
interest in abandoned U.S. cemeteries and create projects to index
these tombstones. One would hope that volunteers >from other SIGs
will step forward to help all over the U.S. in photographing and
indexing the records of local cemeteries, many of which are rich in
historical detail about landsmanschaftn and our ancestors. There are
a few people, whose names I will not mention here, who have been
active in indexing cemeteries and landsmanschaft plots and donating
their data to JOWBR. We need hundreds more dedicated to this task.

Please see http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/ . If you have
any questions, do not hesitate to contact me.

Joyce Field
JewishGen VP, Research
jfield@jewishgen.org


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Jewish cemeteries #general

Joyce Field
 

Many of you who saw the long article entitled "The Cemetery Nobody
Wants" in The Jewish Week of October 18, 2002 have publicly expressed
your shock and dismay at the condition of Bayside Cemetery in Ozone
Park, Queens. My reaction was to feel even more commitment to the
burial registry project, JewishGen Online Worldwide Burial Registry
(JOWBR), as Bayside is not unique. There are many abandoned Jewish
cemeteries in U.S. communities which no longer have any living Jews.
These once thriving communities are now history, but the cemeteries
remain, abandoned and forlorn. They are as worthy of our attention
as the cemeteries in eastern and central Europe. However, no one
seems to care--not Jewish state historical societies, not the
descendants of the original settlers, not Jewish genealogists in
general.

The Jewish Week article quoted Allan Jordan about his reactions to
Bayside, but I want to tell another aspect of Allan. Two years ago he
volunteered to coordinate the indexing of burial records of the
Kurlander landsmanschaft plots on the East Coast, but his progress
has been slow. He has been frustrated and discouraged as few people
volunteered to help. So what hope can we have to index all the
burials in cemeteries like Bayside?

One would hope that members of the Early American SIG would take an
interest in abandoned U.S. cemeteries and create projects to index
these tombstones. One would hope that volunteers >from other SIGs
will step forward to help all over the U.S. in photographing and
indexing the records of local cemeteries, many of which are rich in
historical detail about landsmanschaftn and our ancestors. There are
a few people, whose names I will not mention here, who have been
active in indexing cemeteries and landsmanschaft plots and donating
their data to JOWBR. We need hundreds more dedicated to this task.

Please see http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/ . If you have
any questions, do not hesitate to contact me.

Joyce Field
JewishGen VP, Research
jfield@jewishgen.org


Romanian Family Documents - Iasi area #romania

Shawn Weil <weil.17@...>
 

Rom-sigers

My grandmother was born in Bivolari - near Iasi - in 1905. When she passed
away, my family found several documents in Romanian in her
possessions. Two years ago, I had the documents translated by the Ohio
State University professor of Romanian - Rodica Botoman. She was lovely
and very helpful, and verbally translated the document for me on the
spot. The documents were two birth certificates (1890 and 1905), an army
medical exemption (1889), and my great-grandparents dowry agreement
(1889). These papers were badly folded and taped, and I have since had
them professionally restored.

I've put these documents on-line to share with my family, with Professor
Botoman's translations (as I interpreted her). I thought I would share
them with the RomSig list as well:

http://www.tangerinecrafts.com/Personal/genealogy/Goldner/goldnerdocs.htm
http://www.tangerinecrafts.com/Personal/genealogy.htm (under Goldner)

If you are curious to see the documents, you are welcome to come to my
website. If you could give me any historical context or better
translations for them, I would be interested in hearing anything at all
about them.

Thank you
Shawn Weil
Columbus, OH



WEIL, WAHL, WOHL, ABRAMOWITZ >from Dzikow (Tarnebrzeg), Poland
TELLES, TELEFUS, and FISHERMAN >from Khotin, Ukraine; Israel
BIRNBERG, BERENBERG, BERNSTEIN, >from Medzhibozh and Khotin, Ukraine; UK;
Argentina; Cleveland, OH
GLANTZ >from Philadelphia, PA
GOLDER, GOLDIN, MOSKOWITZ, LIEBOWITZ, FAIVES >from Bivolari and Sculeni,
Romania; Brazil; Chile; Israel
BROITMAN, DARISH >from Savran and Olgopol, Ukraine
http://www.tangerinecrafts.com/Personal/genealogy.htm


Romania SIG #Romania Romanian Family Documents - Iasi area #romania

Shawn Weil <weil.17@...>
 

Rom-sigers

My grandmother was born in Bivolari - near Iasi - in 1905. When she passed
away, my family found several documents in Romanian in her
possessions. Two years ago, I had the documents translated by the Ohio
State University professor of Romanian - Rodica Botoman. She was lovely
and very helpful, and verbally translated the document for me on the
spot. The documents were two birth certificates (1890 and 1905), an army
medical exemption (1889), and my great-grandparents dowry agreement
(1889). These papers were badly folded and taped, and I have since had
them professionally restored.

I've put these documents on-line to share with my family, with Professor
Botoman's translations (as I interpreted her). I thought I would share
them with the RomSig list as well:

http://www.tangerinecrafts.com/Personal/genealogy/Goldner/goldnerdocs.htm
http://www.tangerinecrafts.com/Personal/genealogy.htm (under Goldner)

If you are curious to see the documents, you are welcome to come to my
website. If you could give me any historical context or better
translations for them, I would be interested in hearing anything at all
about them.

Thank you
Shawn Weil
Columbus, OH



WEIL, WAHL, WOHL, ABRAMOWITZ >from Dzikow (Tarnebrzeg), Poland
TELLES, TELEFUS, and FISHERMAN >from Khotin, Ukraine; Israel
BIRNBERG, BERENBERG, BERNSTEIN, >from Medzhibozh and Khotin, Ukraine; UK;
Argentina; Cleveland, OH
GLANTZ >from Philadelphia, PA
GOLDER, GOLDIN, MOSKOWITZ, LIEBOWITZ, FAIVES >from Bivolari and Sculeni,
Romania; Brazil; Chile; Israel
BROITMAN, DARISH >from Savran and Olgopol, Ukraine
http://www.tangerinecrafts.com/Personal/genealogy.htm


Help Reading Ellis Island Passenger Manifest #general

Aaron Slotnik
 

Hello group,

I have been unable to decipher the name and address of the person my great
granduncle was going to stay with upon arriving in the US in 1910. I have
posted a scanned passenger manifest at the following URL:
http://www.geocities.com/ahslot/GoldbergAlter2.gif

Knowing that it is beneficial to compare handwriting of other known words,
I have posted the entire page. Please reference line 21, column 18. All
I can make out is "Brother-in-law ? ?, 242 ? ?, New York".

Please reply privately and thank you for your help.

Regards,
Aaron Slotnik
Chicago, IL USA

WOROSHILSKY - Bialystok area, Poland
GOLDBERG - Dabrowa Bialostocka, Poland
ZLOTNIK - Warsaw area, Poland
BLUMENTHAL, SCHAPIRA - Gusyatin, Gorodenka, Ukraine
BLUM, KATZ, MARTON - Salaj and Maramures Counties, Romania


Mt. Sinai Cemetery #general

Sam Schleman <Samara99@...>
 

Hello Genners:

My Great-great-grandmother died in New York (Manhattan) in 1911 and her
death certificate states she was buried at Mt. Sinai Cemetery. The only Mt.
Sinai cemetery listed in JGSNY's list of Jewish NY cemeteries (a wonderful
resource) is the Dover Mt. Sinai Cemetery in NJ. My GGGM is not buried
there.

Does anyone know what Mt. Sinai cemetery they would have been referring to
in 1911? I'm guessing that it was probably in Manhattan or Brooklyn and
that it probably is no longer an active cemetery.

Can anyone please help?

Thanks.

Sam Schleman

Sam Schleman
Malvern, PA
Samara99@comcast.net