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Searching for MERLIS #belarus

hymiereich
 

I am searching for the descendents of Gershon MERLIS the lone survivor of
Ovsei MERLIS and Helena HALPERIN.

Gershon came to the United States before WW2.

Hymie Reichstein
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
reichstein@magma.ca


Re: Grozowo ( belarus digest: January 14, 2003) #belarus

NFatouros@...
 

In a message dated 1/15/03 Elina Smirnova (smirnnova-elina@mail.ru) writes:

<< I am interested in any information about mestechko Grozovo, 80 km from
Minsk. I am searching for surname REINGOLD, connected with that place and
Minsk. Other surnames connected with that family by marriges are :
KRAVCHUK, MULIN, LOBANOV, IOFFE . Did anybody of you search for Grozovo?
Would you share your experience or just thoughts how to start?>>

Chester G. Cohen's "Shtetl Finder Gazetteer" has an entry for Grozovo or
Hrozov. It says only that in 1811 the censue reported that 49 Jews lived
among its population.

"Where We Once Walked" also has an listing for Grozovo (or Hrozow_. It says
its pre WWII Jewish population was 702. Its map coordinates are 53'10/27'20.
The reference used by the authors for this entry was to the AMG "American
Gathering/Federation of Jewish Holocaust Survivors, which maintains a
registry of more than 70,00 survivors and their families living in the US and
Canada. The information included maiden names, birthplaces and towns lived in
before WWII. The address for this Federation is:

122 West 30th Street
New York, NY 10001
USA


My old Columbia-Lippincott Gazetteer has no entries for Grozovo or Hrozow.


I used the "search this website" box at Jewishgen's main page to see what
else I could find about Ms. Smirnova's Grozowo, but found next to nothing.

At:

http://beljewhist.virtualave.net/Slutsk1.htm

There is a table showing the Jewish population in Slutzk and its nearby
villages or towns >from the census taken in 1897 of the Slutzk Uezd.
The entries for Grozowo or "Grozau" show that there were 828 Jews in its
population of 765.



Ms. Smirnova should look in Jewishgen's Family Finder for other people who
may be reseaching one or more of the same surnames. Also she should check
the Discussion Group Archives for her surnames and do a search there for
any others who may be interested in Grozovo.



Ms. Smirnova should also write for information at:

Natsionalnyi Istoricheskyi Arkhiv Belarus
55 Kropotkina st.
Minsk 220038 , Belarus

or she could try writing to:

Yadviga E. Kholodova, Director
The State Achives in Slutzk
151 Lenina St.
Slutzk, Minsk Region,
223610, Republic of Belarus

If she does write to these archives, she will have an advantage over most of
us Jewishgenners because presumably she can write in Russian and easily
understand any replies she may get.



I have never written to any archives in Poland, Belarus or Russia, so I
can't advise her about getting responses or paying for any research that may
be done for her by the Belarus Archives.


Naomi Fatouros (nee FELDMAN)
Bloomington, Indiana
NFatouros@aol.com
Researching: BELKOWSKY and BIELKOWSKY, Odessa and Berdichev;ROTHSTEIN,
Kremenchug; FELDMAN, Pinsk; SCHUTZ, RETTIG, WAHL, Shcherets; LEVY, Mulhouse;
SAS or SASS,Podwolochisk; RAPOPORT, Tarnopol, Korostyshev; BEHAM, Salok and
Kharkov; WOLPIANSKY, Ostryna.


Belarus SIG #Belarus Searching for MERLIS #belarus

hymiereich
 

I am searching for the descendents of Gershon MERLIS the lone survivor of
Ovsei MERLIS and Helena HALPERIN.

Gershon came to the United States before WW2.

Hymie Reichstein
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
reichstein@magma.ca


Belarus SIG #Belarus Re: Grozowo ( belarus digest: January 14, 2003) #belarus

NFatouros@...
 

In a message dated 1/15/03 Elina Smirnova (smirnnova-elina@mail.ru) writes:

<< I am interested in any information about mestechko Grozovo, 80 km from
Minsk. I am searching for surname REINGOLD, connected with that place and
Minsk. Other surnames connected with that family by marriges are :
KRAVCHUK, MULIN, LOBANOV, IOFFE . Did anybody of you search for Grozovo?
Would you share your experience or just thoughts how to start?>>

Chester G. Cohen's "Shtetl Finder Gazetteer" has an entry for Grozovo or
Hrozov. It says only that in 1811 the censue reported that 49 Jews lived
among its population.

"Where We Once Walked" also has an listing for Grozovo (or Hrozow_. It says
its pre WWII Jewish population was 702. Its map coordinates are 53'10/27'20.
The reference used by the authors for this entry was to the AMG "American
Gathering/Federation of Jewish Holocaust Survivors, which maintains a
registry of more than 70,00 survivors and their families living in the US and
Canada. The information included maiden names, birthplaces and towns lived in
before WWII. The address for this Federation is:

122 West 30th Street
New York, NY 10001
USA


My old Columbia-Lippincott Gazetteer has no entries for Grozovo or Hrozow.


I used the "search this website" box at Jewishgen's main page to see what
else I could find about Ms. Smirnova's Grozowo, but found next to nothing.

At:

http://beljewhist.virtualave.net/Slutsk1.htm

There is a table showing the Jewish population in Slutzk and its nearby
villages or towns >from the census taken in 1897 of the Slutzk Uezd.
The entries for Grozowo or "Grozau" show that there were 828 Jews in its
population of 765.



Ms. Smirnova should look in Jewishgen's Family Finder for other people who
may be reseaching one or more of the same surnames. Also she should check
the Discussion Group Archives for her surnames and do a search there for
any others who may be interested in Grozovo.



Ms. Smirnova should also write for information at:

Natsionalnyi Istoricheskyi Arkhiv Belarus
55 Kropotkina st.
Minsk 220038 , Belarus

or she could try writing to:

Yadviga E. Kholodova, Director
The State Achives in Slutzk
151 Lenina St.
Slutzk, Minsk Region,
223610, Republic of Belarus

If she does write to these archives, she will have an advantage over most of
us Jewishgenners because presumably she can write in Russian and easily
understand any replies she may get.



I have never written to any archives in Poland, Belarus or Russia, so I
can't advise her about getting responses or paying for any research that may
be done for her by the Belarus Archives.


Naomi Fatouros (nee FELDMAN)
Bloomington, Indiana
NFatouros@aol.com
Researching: BELKOWSKY and BIELKOWSKY, Odessa and Berdichev;ROTHSTEIN,
Kremenchug; FELDMAN, Pinsk; SCHUTZ, RETTIG, WAHL, Shcherets; LEVY, Mulhouse;
SAS or SASS,Podwolochisk; RAPOPORT, Tarnopol, Korostyshev; BEHAM, Salok and
Kharkov; WOLPIANSKY, Ostryna.


Re: Research Strategy (Moguilev Rabbinic Records) #belarus

Carlos Glikson
 

Elina Smirnova asked

By the way, what is FHL? What kind of documents do they have? Where is it
possible to look throught the list of documents, that they have?
Since my private reply bounced repeatedly and other readers may have
interest in this subject , I am posting the reply through the group.

Dear Elina,

FHL means Family History Library. FHC is Family History Centre. The Mormon
Church - or Latter Day Saints (LDS) - has over 3,600 FHCs in the world.

Due to religious beliefs, Mormons are very interested in genealogy and have
been collecting microfilmed records of genealogical interest all over the
world for many years. These microfilmed records can be consulted in
microfilm readers at the Family History Centres.

The website for the LDS is www.familysearch.org . I did not check and do not
know if there are centers at your region - you may be dissappointed because
some regions have none. I believe there are none in Israel, for example.

You may check out the Family History Library Catalog at the website. The
Family History Library Catalog (FHLC) is an indexed record of the over two
billion records in the vaults of the Family History Library in Salt Lake
City, Utah.

The complete FHLC can be consulted at
http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library/FHLC/frameset_fhlc.asp.

You have a link in the resources included in JewishGen to search in the
Jewish Records at the Family History Library. There is a page for the
database of Jewish Records in the Family History Library Catalog. You may
check
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/FHLC/info.htm

Hope this helps!

Carlos GLIKSON
Buenos Aires, Argentina
e-Mail cglikson@ciudad.com.ar

Searching for

GLIKSON, GLICKSON, GLUCKSOHN, GLUECKSOHN: Marijampole, Suwalki, Augustow,
Sejny,Sopotkin,Koenigsberg. POKROISKY, POKROJSKI, POKROY: Suwalki, Seirijai.
Lomza. ALPEROVICH, ALPEROWICZ: Kremenchug, Vilnius. HOLLANDERSKY,
HOLLENDERSKI, HOLLANDER: Suwalki, Seirijai, Lomza. TARNOPOLSKY, TARNOPOL:
Kremenchug, Kharkov. FELCHINSKY: Kremenchug, Vilnius, Felschtin?. KARP:
Grodno. SMELIENSKY(?),KRASNAPOLSKY(?), BLUMIGDAL (?), GOLUMBIEWSKY,
GOLOMB(?)


Belarus SIG #Belarus Re: Research Strategy (Moguilev Rabbinic Records) #belarus

Carlos Glikson
 

Elina Smirnova asked

By the way, what is FHL? What kind of documents do they have? Where is it
possible to look throught the list of documents, that they have?
Since my private reply bounced repeatedly and other readers may have
interest in this subject , I am posting the reply through the group.

Dear Elina,

FHL means Family History Library. FHC is Family History Centre. The Mormon
Church - or Latter Day Saints (LDS) - has over 3,600 FHCs in the world.

Due to religious beliefs, Mormons are very interested in genealogy and have
been collecting microfilmed records of genealogical interest all over the
world for many years. These microfilmed records can be consulted in
microfilm readers at the Family History Centres.

The website for the LDS is www.familysearch.org . I did not check and do not
know if there are centers at your region - you may be dissappointed because
some regions have none. I believe there are none in Israel, for example.

You may check out the Family History Library Catalog at the website. The
Family History Library Catalog (FHLC) is an indexed record of the over two
billion records in the vaults of the Family History Library in Salt Lake
City, Utah.

The complete FHLC can be consulted at
http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library/FHLC/frameset_fhlc.asp.

You have a link in the resources included in JewishGen to search in the
Jewish Records at the Family History Library. There is a page for the
database of Jewish Records in the Family History Library Catalog. You may
check
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/FHLC/info.htm

Hope this helps!

Carlos GLIKSON
Buenos Aires, Argentina
e-Mail cglikson@ciudad.com.ar

Searching for

GLIKSON, GLICKSON, GLUCKSOHN, GLUECKSOHN: Marijampole, Suwalki, Augustow,
Sejny,Sopotkin,Koenigsberg. POKROISKY, POKROJSKI, POKROY: Suwalki, Seirijai.
Lomza. ALPEROVICH, ALPEROWICZ: Kremenchug, Vilnius. HOLLANDERSKY,
HOLLENDERSKI, HOLLANDER: Suwalki, Seirijai, Lomza. TARNOPOLSKY, TARNOPOL:
Kremenchug, Kharkov. FELCHINSKY: Kremenchug, Vilnius, Felschtin?. KARP:
Grodno. SMELIENSKY(?),KRASNAPOLSKY(?), BLUMIGDAL (?), GOLUMBIEWSKY,
GOLOMB(?)


Correction on LDS indexing of films #germany

Neill & Fran Luebke <nfluebke@...>
 

In the Jan. 15 gersig digest, I correctly stated:

FHL Microfilms 1190988 and 1190989, Judische Gemeinde Ansbach,
Mittelfranken, contain 1826 matrikel records of a number of smaller
communities not listed on the index.

However, although it was correct to say the ledger books were filmed
in such a manner that the left side of the page was filmed on 1190989
and the right side on 1190988. The "names" of the individuals are on
the left side of the page, therefore it is necessary to read 1190989
"first" and then 1190988. I misstated that the names were on the
right side of the page. Sorry if this caused confusion.

Fran Loeb Luebke Brookfield, WI USA <nfluebke@execpc.com>


German SIG #Germany Correction on LDS indexing of films #germany

Neill & Fran Luebke <nfluebke@...>
 

In the Jan. 15 gersig digest, I correctly stated:

FHL Microfilms 1190988 and 1190989, Judische Gemeinde Ansbach,
Mittelfranken, contain 1826 matrikel records of a number of smaller
communities not listed on the index.

However, although it was correct to say the ledger books were filmed
in such a manner that the left side of the page was filmed on 1190989
and the right side on 1190988. The "names" of the individuals are on
the left side of the page, therefore it is necessary to read 1190989
"first" and then 1190988. I misstated that the names were on the
right side of the page. Sorry if this caused confusion.

Fran Loeb Luebke Brookfield, WI USA <nfluebke@execpc.com>


Re: jri-pl digest: January 15, 2003 #poland

Fbussgang@...
 

Kadzicach is the locative (location) form of Kadzice, a town 140 mi SSW of
Warsaw, at coordinates 5015 2022. Kadzice, ending in "e," is a plural name
for a town (town names have gender or are plural), and the "locative" case
for "in Kadzice" is "w Kadzicach."

Fay Bussgang
Lexington, MA


JRI Poland #Poland Re: jri-pl digest: January 15, 2003 #poland

Fbussgang@...
 

Kadzicach is the locative (location) form of Kadzice, a town 140 mi SSW of
Warsaw, at coordinates 5015 2022. Kadzice, ending in "e," is a plural name
for a town (town names have gender or are plural), and the "locative" case
for "in Kadzice" is "w Kadzicach."

Fay Bussgang
Lexington, MA


TIEKE surname #germany

JIMMY <callydude@...>
 

I would like to ask if anyone out there has any information on the surname
TIEKE possibly originating in Pommerania.

Could have been spelled as THIEKE, or TIEKA.

Several TIEKE's left in Germany, but the family committed an ashante by
converting to Lutheranism/Catholicism.

The generation of TIEKEs are dying off, and even ones found in Germany today do not know where the original Jewish TIEKE name started. I am asking if
anyone knows any Jews with this surname please contact us.

Abraham Tieke, and James Stephens Sacramento Cal. USA Callydude@yahoo.com


German SIG #Germany TIEKE surname #germany

JIMMY <callydude@...>
 

I would like to ask if anyone out there has any information on the surname
TIEKE possibly originating in Pommerania.

Could have been spelled as THIEKE, or TIEKA.

Several TIEKE's left in Germany, but the family committed an ashante by
converting to Lutheranism/Catholicism.

The generation of TIEKEs are dying off, and even ones found in Germany today do not know where the original Jewish TIEKE name started. I am asking if
anyone knows any Jews with this surname please contact us.

Abraham Tieke, and James Stephens Sacramento Cal. USA Callydude@yahoo.com


Another success story. Thanks to Naomi Teveth & Wuerzburg Database #germany

Elizabeth Levy <ealevygen@...>
 

Dear Friends,
I had to share this with you.
Thanks to Naomi Teveth and her hard work, I have found an entire branch of
our family through the new Wuerzburg Database.

<http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Germany/Wurzburg.htm>

When my cousin originally started searching our family history - in the
1960s -, he received a handwritten list of birth and death records of our
family >from the state archive. According to the records, the oldest son of
my great-great-great-great grandfather had died at age 15. And so it has
been assumed all these years...

Earlier this year I found a book of synagogue protocols >from Roedelsee in
the Archives in Jerusalem and a Nathan Kissinger, this same son, was listed
as having bought a house before his marriage. I was so surprised to find
his name but still had no record of whether this was the same person or what
was happening.

And then yesterday, as I checked out the new Wuerzburg database, it was all
there. All the names, all the information. It provided the whole line down
to an Albert Stern (born around the turn of the century) whose last known
residence was Dallas, Texas. I then looked up Albert Stern in the Social
Security Death Index to find that I'd missed Albert by one year. He died in
2001.

I searched the online Dallas newspapers for old obituaries, found his and
found the name of his sole offspring, a daughter in Texas. Teldir
directories on the web gave me her telephone number and I called her.

She was thrilled - to say the least - not knowing anything at all about her
family. Her father had been totally secretive about his past. Most of his
family had perished in the Holocaust.

This daughter does not have children and so the branch ends here. However,
we know have information of at least five generations that we did not know
existed! And all in a half-days work!

"Kol HaKavod" - Kudos to Naomi and Jewishgen!

My donation in your honor is on the way!

(Unfortunately, this also teaches us - once again - that not all the records
in the archive are correct! It's important to check things out >from as many
angles as possible.) Happy hunting,

Elizabeth Levy Mevassaret Zion, Israel <ealevygen@hotmail.com>


German SIG #Germany Another success story. Thanks to Naomi Teveth & Wuerzburg Database #germany

Elizabeth Levy <ealevygen@...>
 

Dear Friends,
I had to share this with you.
Thanks to Naomi Teveth and her hard work, I have found an entire branch of
our family through the new Wuerzburg Database.

<http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Germany/Wurzburg.htm>

When my cousin originally started searching our family history - in the
1960s -, he received a handwritten list of birth and death records of our
family >from the state archive. According to the records, the oldest son of
my great-great-great-great grandfather had died at age 15. And so it has
been assumed all these years...

Earlier this year I found a book of synagogue protocols >from Roedelsee in
the Archives in Jerusalem and a Nathan Kissinger, this same son, was listed
as having bought a house before his marriage. I was so surprised to find
his name but still had no record of whether this was the same person or what
was happening.

And then yesterday, as I checked out the new Wuerzburg database, it was all
there. All the names, all the information. It provided the whole line down
to an Albert Stern (born around the turn of the century) whose last known
residence was Dallas, Texas. I then looked up Albert Stern in the Social
Security Death Index to find that I'd missed Albert by one year. He died in
2001.

I searched the online Dallas newspapers for old obituaries, found his and
found the name of his sole offspring, a daughter in Texas. Teldir
directories on the web gave me her telephone number and I called her.

She was thrilled - to say the least - not knowing anything at all about her
family. Her father had been totally secretive about his past. Most of his
family had perished in the Holocaust.

This daughter does not have children and so the branch ends here. However,
we know have information of at least five generations that we did not know
existed! And all in a half-days work!

"Kol HaKavod" - Kudos to Naomi and Jewishgen!

My donation in your honor is on the way!

(Unfortunately, this also teaches us - once again - that not all the records
in the archive are correct! It's important to check things out >from as many
angles as possible.) Happy hunting,

Elizabeth Levy Mevassaret Zion, Israel <ealevygen@hotmail.com>


Re: Naming after the living #general

ariewish@...
 

Regarding "naming after the living". Depends whether you are a Sapharadi or
Ashkenazi. The Sapharadim name their children after a living relative (they
only reverse the name, as far as I know), the Ashkanazi don't name after the
living. Having said that, I have to add that it all depends >from which area of
Europe you are from. And I know what my Parents praticed, and what they called
the "within sweet gefilte fish borders".

My Parents were born in Miedzyrzec Podlaski and my father wouldn't let my
sister go out with a boy named Shmuel, because (he said) he was still alive,
that was the tradition. I was named after his father (Leib)again it was the
tradition, but when my brothers son was born, he asked for the boy to be named
after his father (Arie). The way my mother explained it to me: Cousins and
nephews can be named after a dead relative (either side), but you have to add
another name if the name was "already taken" (Leib), according to her, my
brother could name his son after our grandfather, but I couldn't. So I'm Arie
(Leib) and my nephew is Arie Guy, and my sister is Chaja Brucha while my
mothers Cousin is just Chaja. And the name carries on.

As to being naming after an ex-wife, the ex was not a blood relative, so it was
most likely that the baby Sarah was named after another dead Sarah (if
Ashkenazi) or both parents liked the name Sarah.

Arie Wishnia
Ft. Myers, Fl.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Naming after the living #general

ariewish@...
 

Regarding "naming after the living". Depends whether you are a Sapharadi or
Ashkenazi. The Sapharadim name their children after a living relative (they
only reverse the name, as far as I know), the Ashkanazi don't name after the
living. Having said that, I have to add that it all depends >from which area of
Europe you are from. And I know what my Parents praticed, and what they called
the "within sweet gefilte fish borders".

My Parents were born in Miedzyrzec Podlaski and my father wouldn't let my
sister go out with a boy named Shmuel, because (he said) he was still alive,
that was the tradition. I was named after his father (Leib)again it was the
tradition, but when my brothers son was born, he asked for the boy to be named
after his father (Arie). The way my mother explained it to me: Cousins and
nephews can be named after a dead relative (either side), but you have to add
another name if the name was "already taken" (Leib), according to her, my
brother could name his son after our grandfather, but I couldn't. So I'm Arie
(Leib) and my nephew is Arie Guy, and my sister is Chaja Brucha while my
mothers Cousin is just Chaja. And the name carries on.

As to being naming after an ex-wife, the ex was not a blood relative, so it was
most likely that the baby Sarah was named after another dead Sarah (if
Ashkenazi) or both parents liked the name Sarah.

Arie Wishnia
Ft. Myers, Fl.


France: A city--"La Machine (Nievre)" #general

Daniel Kazez <dkazez@...>
 

In search of my FRESCO/ROYERE family, I have learned that Eulalie Juliette
JOURDAN was born (in 1906) in "La Machine (Nievre)," France:

http://www4.wittenberg.edu/academics/music/kazez/0108.Col1.jpg

Other details on my search:

http://www.kazez.com/~dan/missing/fresco.html

Does anyone know where the city of "La Machine" is? And perhaps is Nievre a
province or locality?

Dan
........................................................
Daniel Kazez <dkazez@wittenberg.edu>
Springfield, Ohio USA
Poland: TALMAN, ENGLANDER, JURKIEWICZ, STRAUSBERG, KIFER, CZAPNIK, BRODA,
SZEWCZYK, RAYZMAN, LEWKOWICZ, SZPALTYN, OFMAN, ZYLBERBERG, KRZEPICKI, LUKS,
MOSZKOWICZ, STROZ, SZWIMER, GUTMAN, PESACH
Poland: Czestochowa-Przyrow-Mstow-Janow-Plawno-Radomsko-Piotrkow-Zgierz-Lodz
http://www.kazez.com/~dan/talman/
http://www.kazez.com/~dan/englander/


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen France: A city--"La Machine (Nievre)" #general

Daniel Kazez <dkazez@...>
 

In search of my FRESCO/ROYERE family, I have learned that Eulalie Juliette
JOURDAN was born (in 1906) in "La Machine (Nievre)," France:

http://www4.wittenberg.edu/academics/music/kazez/0108.Col1.jpg

Other details on my search:

http://www.kazez.com/~dan/missing/fresco.html

Does anyone know where the city of "La Machine" is? And perhaps is Nievre a
province or locality?

Dan
........................................................
Daniel Kazez <dkazez@wittenberg.edu>
Springfield, Ohio USA
Poland: TALMAN, ENGLANDER, JURKIEWICZ, STRAUSBERG, KIFER, CZAPNIK, BRODA,
SZEWCZYK, RAYZMAN, LEWKOWICZ, SZPALTYN, OFMAN, ZYLBERBERG, KRZEPICKI, LUKS,
MOSZKOWICZ, STROZ, SZWIMER, GUTMAN, PESACH
Poland: Czestochowa-Przyrow-Mstow-Janow-Plawno-Radomsko-Piotrkow-Zgierz-Lodz
http://www.kazez.com/~dan/talman/
http://www.kazez.com/~dan/englander/


GLASSER/KESSLER Families #general

walter spector <educonser@...>
 

Dear Genners,

I'm looking for the family of Lee Glasser and her daughter Ricky Kassler and
son-in-law, Yale Kessler. They live in Rosllyn Long
Island. Lee Glasser was a cousin to my grandmother.

Walter Spector
educonser@hotmail.com

MODERATOR NOTE: Please respond privately


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen GLASSER/KESSLER Families #general

walter spector <educonser@...>
 

Dear Genners,

I'm looking for the family of Lee Glasser and her daughter Ricky Kassler and
son-in-law, Yale Kessler. They live in Rosllyn Long
Island. Lee Glasser was a cousin to my grandmother.

Walter Spector
educonser@hotmail.com

MODERATOR NOTE: Please respond privately