Date   

Success in German occupied Strasbourg #germany

Algaze@...
 

I had lost all hope of learning anything about Great Uncle Carl Georg
LEBURG whose 1878 birth certificate I had found at the LDS Family
History Library, but about whose subsequent life I had no clue. I knew
that the Strasbourg vital records at the Family History Library only
went up to 1881 and I had been told that in Strasbourg "... it is
impossible to get copies of records which are less than 100 years old when
one is not a direct descendant." This was my brick wall.

I gathered together everything I had about Uncle Carl Georg (including a
copy of his birth certificate, the travels and vital records of his two
brothers and one sister, and a photo of the four siblings, taken in
Strasbourg when Carl Georg was about nine years old) and brought them with
me to the recent Jewish Genealogical Conference in Washington, DC.

I eagerly signed up for a 10 minute "brick wall" session at the conference
where Sallyann Sack suggested that I contact the Cercle genealogique
d'Alsace for help. I sent them an e-mail, and within twenty-four hours
they told me about his 1915 marriage and his 1916 death, "No child
from this marriage."
It was sad news, but at least I now know what happened to Uncle
Carl Georg. A second e-mail resulted in additional information about
my LEBURG family, the full name of the groom and the date for the 1915
marriage of the younger sister of Carl Georg, my great aunt Clara Elsa
LEBURG.

I would like to publicly thank Sallyann Sack and the folks who organized
the Jewish Genealogical Conference as well as the fellow genealogists at
the Cercle genealogique d'Alsace for their assistance.

It all goes to show, "It ain't WHAT you know, but WHO you know."

Barbara Algaze Los Angeles, California Algaze@aol.com


German SIG #Germany Success in German occupied Strasbourg #germany

Algaze@...
 

I had lost all hope of learning anything about Great Uncle Carl Georg
LEBURG whose 1878 birth certificate I had found at the LDS Family
History Library, but about whose subsequent life I had no clue. I knew
that the Strasbourg vital records at the Family History Library only
went up to 1881 and I had been told that in Strasbourg "... it is
impossible to get copies of records which are less than 100 years old when
one is not a direct descendant." This was my brick wall.

I gathered together everything I had about Uncle Carl Georg (including a
copy of his birth certificate, the travels and vital records of his two
brothers and one sister, and a photo of the four siblings, taken in
Strasbourg when Carl Georg was about nine years old) and brought them with
me to the recent Jewish Genealogical Conference in Washington, DC.

I eagerly signed up for a 10 minute "brick wall" session at the conference
where Sallyann Sack suggested that I contact the Cercle genealogique
d'Alsace for help. I sent them an e-mail, and within twenty-four hours
they told me about his 1915 marriage and his 1916 death, "No child
from this marriage."
It was sad news, but at least I now know what happened to Uncle
Carl Georg. A second e-mail resulted in additional information about
my LEBURG family, the full name of the groom and the date for the 1915
marriage of the younger sister of Carl Georg, my great aunt Clara Elsa
LEBURG.

I would like to publicly thank Sallyann Sack and the folks who organized
the Jewish Genealogical Conference as well as the fellow genealogists at
the Cercle genealogique d'Alsace for their assistance.

It all goes to show, "It ain't WHAT you know, but WHO you know."

Barbara Algaze Los Angeles, California Algaze@aol.com


A SCHWACHA family - SITE CITE #germany

Goldschmidt
 

Dear all Gersigers,
SCHWACHA is the name of a german family starting with Marrianne SCHWACHA.
Her son Gottfried Tomas SCHWACHA with his wife immigrated to the USA in
1882. All this and a lot more of related and unrelated SCHWACHA`s is on
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~schwachahistory/genealogy.html
Good luck. searching: GUMPEL, HOHENSTEIN, ISSERLIN, NEUGASS and MERENLENDER

Joseph Goldschmidt in Israel goldsmit@netvision.net.il


German SIG #Germany A SCHWACHA family - SITE CITE #germany

Goldschmidt
 

Dear all Gersigers,
SCHWACHA is the name of a german family starting with Marrianne SCHWACHA.
Her son Gottfried Tomas SCHWACHA with his wife immigrated to the USA in
1882. All this and a lot more of related and unrelated SCHWACHA`s is on
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~schwachahistory/genealogy.html
Good luck. searching: GUMPEL, HOHENSTEIN, ISSERLIN, NEUGASS and MERENLENDER

Joseph Goldschmidt in Israel goldsmit@netvision.net.il


Ivye #belarus

Harriet Kasow <hkasow@...>
 

Comment to Daniel Ewenczyk and Judy Segal
From: Harvey Kasow



I peeked into my wife's mail >from Jewish Genealogy and Belarus Sig and
saw the two letters about Ivye.
I am reminded of the comment by Rick in Casablanca: Of all the gin mills
in the world...

Of all the Shtetlach in the world I read about Ivye.

My mother came >from Ivye and left when she was 12. My father used to
make fun of her birthplace, calling it a yawn; after all, he was from
Grodno, the big city.

It may interest you all to know that every year here in Israel, a
commemorative service
(azkara) is held by the survivors >from Ivye.

Also, every 3 or 4 years, a trek is made to Ivye and a memorial service
is held at the mass grave. My wife and I were privileged to attend one
in Ivye. Alas, each year, the number of Ivyeites gets smaller. Children
and grandchildren of these remarkable people have taken an interest in
perpetuating the memory of those who perished.


Belarus SIG #Belarus Ivye #belarus

Harriet Kasow <hkasow@...>
 

Comment to Daniel Ewenczyk and Judy Segal
From: Harvey Kasow



I peeked into my wife's mail >from Jewish Genealogy and Belarus Sig and
saw the two letters about Ivye.
I am reminded of the comment by Rick in Casablanca: Of all the gin mills
in the world...

Of all the Shtetlach in the world I read about Ivye.

My mother came >from Ivye and left when she was 12. My father used to
make fun of her birthplace, calling it a yawn; after all, he was from
Grodno, the big city.

It may interest you all to know that every year here in Israel, a
commemorative service
(azkara) is held by the survivors >from Ivye.

Also, every 3 or 4 years, a trek is made to Ivye and a memorial service
is held at the mass grave. My wife and I were privileged to attend one
in Ivye. Alas, each year, the number of Ivyeites gets smaller. Children
and grandchildren of these remarkable people have taken an interest in
perpetuating the memory of those who perished.


any information about Simkha SIMKHOVICH #belarus

Import <import@...>
 

Hello ,

I'am seeking information about Simkha SIMKHOVICH, artist, 1885?-1949,
Novozybkov,Belorussia-Russia in United States,
Thank you for any information.
Mark Simkhovitch

Russia

--
Best regards,
mailto:import@eholod.ru


Belarus SIG #Belarus any information about Simkha SIMKHOVICH #belarus

Import <import@...>
 

Hello ,

I'am seeking information about Simkha SIMKHOVICH, artist, 1885?-1949,
Novozybkov,Belorussia-Russia in United States,
Thank you for any information.
Mark Simkhovitch

Russia

--
Best regards,
mailto:import@eholod.ru


computer and e-mail problems #belarus

Schelly <dardasht@...>
 

If anyone in Belarus SIG has been trying to reach me and the messages
bounced, please be aware that I have experienced a hard-drive failure and
associated major problems. We think things are almost back to normal.
Operative word is BACKUP BACKUP BACKUP!

With best wishes
Schelly Talalay Dardashti
Tel Aviv
schelly@allrelative.net
dardasht@barak-online.net


Belarus SIG #Belarus computer and e-mail problems #belarus

Schelly <dardasht@...>
 

If anyone in Belarus SIG has been trying to reach me and the messages
bounced, please be aware that I have experienced a hard-drive failure and
associated major problems. We think things are almost back to normal.
Operative word is BACKUP BACKUP BACKUP!

With best wishes
Schelly Talalay Dardashti
Tel Aviv
schelly@allrelative.net
dardasht@barak-online.net


Recent Lvov/Lviv Cemeteries query #ukraine

Michelle Frager <lulu_brooks@...>
 

The recent query on two books relating the Lviv cemetery was
footnoted by the moderator as for private replies only.

May I suggest that information on what is contained in these and
other such books would be of interest to anyone researching that area
and would properly be posted to the entire list, providing or
crossing out another resource.

Respectfully,
Michelle Frager, NY area
TREIGER, SIROTA, ZEKTSER, BRONSHTEIN, SIBELBERG in Ukr/Rom
FRAKT, WOLFSON, LIFSCHITZ in Bel/Lith

MODERATOR'S NOTE: We will consider any response that adds to our readers'
body of knowledge on the subject, case by case.


Can you identify? #ukraine

Barry Shay <bbshay@...>
 

I need help in identifying an individual that can be seen in the photograph
at the following URL on Viewmate.

Go to: http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=3057

Please respond to me directly with your ideas. Do not reply to the Ulraine
SIG listserve.

I believe that the photo was taken either in Dvinsk or St. Petersburg
sometime in late 1905. The two newspapers on the lectern, and under the
gentleman's arm, are Nachalo (Beginning) and Novaya Zhizn (New Life) - both
political publications in support of the 1905 Revolution.

Thanks for your help.

Barry Shay


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Recent Lvov/Lviv Cemeteries query #ukraine

Michelle Frager <lulu_brooks@...>
 

The recent query on two books relating the Lviv cemetery was
footnoted by the moderator as for private replies only.

May I suggest that information on what is contained in these and
other such books would be of interest to anyone researching that area
and would properly be posted to the entire list, providing or
crossing out another resource.

Respectfully,
Michelle Frager, NY area
TREIGER, SIROTA, ZEKTSER, BRONSHTEIN, SIBELBERG in Ukr/Rom
FRAKT, WOLFSON, LIFSCHITZ in Bel/Lith

MODERATOR'S NOTE: We will consider any response that adds to our readers'
body of knowledge on the subject, case by case.


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Can you identify? #ukraine

Barry Shay <bbshay@...>
 

I need help in identifying an individual that can be seen in the photograph
at the following URL on Viewmate.

Go to: http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=3057

Please respond to me directly with your ideas. Do not reply to the Ulraine
SIG listserve.

I believe that the photo was taken either in Dvinsk or St. Petersburg
sometime in late 1905. The two newspapers on the lectern, and under the
gentleman's arm, are Nachalo (Beginning) and Novaya Zhizn (New Life) - both
political publications in support of the 1905 Revolution.

Thanks for your help.

Barry Shay


LEVINE (Bialystock) & AIN (Wolskowisk, Belarus) #rabbinic

color consultant <colordesigns@...>
 

Here is how the Morris AIN genealogy fits into the Michael LEVINE
genealogy:

Let me tell you how I fit in to that tree. Do send me anything you
would like (at no cost to me) as I'd love to have that tree.

Yetta LEVINE is the older sister of my father, Michael LEVINE.
Michael LEVINE had nine brothers and sisters. His mother was Anna
KUTKOWSKI who married her cousin, the rabbi and scholar, R' Joseph
LEVINE (LEVIN/LEWIN) >from Bialystock. She was a blue-eyed redhead
who had nine children. I understand one son drowned, but the rest
were born in Bialystock except for Michael LEVINE, born in NY in the
lower East Side near Delancy St. on Dec 8 1894. They later moved to
the Bronx and Michael, married to Sally TUCKER, daughter of Pauline
HERKOWITZ, whose mom was Frida HERKOWITZ moved to Brooklyn where he
bought a house >from Lena Levine in 1934. Okay that Michael is my
dad.

Anyway, here's how the AIN fits in. When Yetta LEVINE married Morris
AIN, they had children... One of them, Barney AIN became
Superintendant of Schools in one of the NYC Boroughs. Dr. Jack M.
AIN, MD became a physician, and he delivered me when I was born in
1941 in Brooklyn. He made house calls and frequently visited us. He
was a good looking man who looked like George Hamilton, the actor.
His brother Harry AIN married Ruby Tomber AIN, I never met their
son, but they had two daughters, Barbara Ann Ain FINK and Marsha
AIN. All through my childhood I would visit them in Brooklyn with my
mom, Sally Tucker LEVINE, and they would give me "tons" of their old
clothes as we were very poor and they were what looked quite rich.
So I loved going over there throughout my childhood as I'd always
get a gift of clothes so wonderful that I'd have to have "money" to
buy them. I was so grateful and happy. Marsha came to my sweet 16th
birthday party and Barbara Ann I loved to talk with about careers.
Barbara Ann AIN went to Brooklyn college and majored in Speech. It
was she who advised me at 14 to choose between a Biology
major/Genetics and an English major. I choose a combination and
became an author of 45 books (38 currently in print). So I say thank
you to Barbara Ann.

I haven't seen them since 1956. Harry AIN traveled all over the
world to sell medical products. His brother, Jack M AIN was my
family physician all my life, always making housecalls. He'd tell me
about the cruises he took, etc. Then there was my dad's brother, Sam
LEVINE. He was very wealthy in the plumbing wholesale supplies
business and lived near Central Park and 59th St. In contrast, my
dad, Michael was a disabled vet >from WW1, and we had no money, so I
was the poorest... but I wrote lots of books and was into the arts.
I haven't had contact with any of these people for probably 50
years. My present husband is not Jewish, but anyway, I always
wanted to find out where my ancestors came from. I have eight
grandchildren. My daughter's husband is >from Aleppo, Syria, and my
son' (the neuro-radiologist) lives in Michigan and is married to a
woman >from Beirut. They have three children. So the grandchildren
are now of Middle Eastern ancestry as in the Bible days or so. My
first husband was Syrian. He died decades ago. My present husband is
Scandinavian. We're married for the past 30 years and no children.
So I now found out where my ancestors came from.

My dad belonged to the Wolskowisk Society or at least received lots
of mail >from them, so he may have a connection on his mother's side
from Belarus. His brothers were born in Bialystock. Are those
cities pretty close in geography? Thanks for all this information.
Sally TUCKER is the daughter of Belle WEITZMANN born in 1861 who may
be related to Chaim WEITZMANN and Israel or Isaac TUCKER. Their son,
Chaim Muni TUCKER, born around 1881 married Pauline HERKOWITZ of
Bessarabia and Plata Del Mar, Argentina in Albany NY. Sally TUCKER
was born in Albany, NY in 1904 and given away by her mother to
Herman TUCKER when they divorced. He later had four other children
from Dora Ross FABER, and Sally TUCKER was reared by Herman TUCKER
and Dora until she returned to Albany in 1924. I have about 300
photos in my computer of this family in Atlantic City and
Philadelphia taken in 1925. In any case, to complete the family tree
for those interested, Michael LEVINE married Sally TUCKER in 1925.
They lived in the Bronx until 1934 and then in Brooklyn 1934-1967.
They had two children, Frank and me, Annejoan, So there's the tree
for those searching both the AIN family of Wolskowisk, Belarus and
the LEVINE Family of Bialystock. To continue the tree, Frank LEVINE
married Elaine GOLDSTEIN in 1956, and they had two children, Rhonda
LEVINE and Wayne LEVINE, whom I haven't seen or had contact with
since 1963 or so. Annejoan LEVINE has eight grandchildren. First
husband was >from Aleppo, Syria, two children, Desiree, mother of
five, and Brad, a neuro-radiologist with three children. Annejoan's
second is American Danish, no children, married 30 years so far. So
that's the family tree up to date. My research was focused on
finding anyone related to the original couple: Anna KUTKOWSKI and
Joseph LEVINE/LEVIN/LEWIN of Bialystock who married into the AIN
family when their daughter, Yetta LEVINE married Morris AIN of
Belarus.

Feel free to pass this on to anyone interested in these relatives.
If you're related to me, feel free to penpal. I haven't heard from
my family in 40 or 50 years. So everyone will be greeted warmly, and
I'll write to all. I have several relevant Web sites of interest. So
write to me off this list and I'll send you my web site addresses
also.

Thanks

Annejoan Levine
San Francisco

[Moderator's Note: Please respond privately, as requested somewhere
in the above text.]


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic LEVINE (Bialystock) & AIN (Wolskowisk, Belarus) #rabbinic

color consultant <colordesigns@...>
 

Here is how the Morris AIN genealogy fits into the Michael LEVINE
genealogy:

Let me tell you how I fit in to that tree. Do send me anything you
would like (at no cost to me) as I'd love to have that tree.

Yetta LEVINE is the older sister of my father, Michael LEVINE.
Michael LEVINE had nine brothers and sisters. His mother was Anna
KUTKOWSKI who married her cousin, the rabbi and scholar, R' Joseph
LEVINE (LEVIN/LEWIN) >from Bialystock. She was a blue-eyed redhead
who had nine children. I understand one son drowned, but the rest
were born in Bialystock except for Michael LEVINE, born in NY in the
lower East Side near Delancy St. on Dec 8 1894. They later moved to
the Bronx and Michael, married to Sally TUCKER, daughter of Pauline
HERKOWITZ, whose mom was Frida HERKOWITZ moved to Brooklyn where he
bought a house >from Lena Levine in 1934. Okay that Michael is my
dad.

Anyway, here's how the AIN fits in. When Yetta LEVINE married Morris
AIN, they had children... One of them, Barney AIN became
Superintendant of Schools in one of the NYC Boroughs. Dr. Jack M.
AIN, MD became a physician, and he delivered me when I was born in
1941 in Brooklyn. He made house calls and frequently visited us. He
was a good looking man who looked like George Hamilton, the actor.
His brother Harry AIN married Ruby Tomber AIN, I never met their
son, but they had two daughters, Barbara Ann Ain FINK and Marsha
AIN. All through my childhood I would visit them in Brooklyn with my
mom, Sally Tucker LEVINE, and they would give me "tons" of their old
clothes as we were very poor and they were what looked quite rich.
So I loved going over there throughout my childhood as I'd always
get a gift of clothes so wonderful that I'd have to have "money" to
buy them. I was so grateful and happy. Marsha came to my sweet 16th
birthday party and Barbara Ann I loved to talk with about careers.
Barbara Ann AIN went to Brooklyn college and majored in Speech. It
was she who advised me at 14 to choose between a Biology
major/Genetics and an English major. I choose a combination and
became an author of 45 books (38 currently in print). So I say thank
you to Barbara Ann.

I haven't seen them since 1956. Harry AIN traveled all over the
world to sell medical products. His brother, Jack M AIN was my
family physician all my life, always making housecalls. He'd tell me
about the cruises he took, etc. Then there was my dad's brother, Sam
LEVINE. He was very wealthy in the plumbing wholesale supplies
business and lived near Central Park and 59th St. In contrast, my
dad, Michael was a disabled vet >from WW1, and we had no money, so I
was the poorest... but I wrote lots of books and was into the arts.
I haven't had contact with any of these people for probably 50
years. My present husband is not Jewish, but anyway, I always
wanted to find out where my ancestors came from. I have eight
grandchildren. My daughter's husband is >from Aleppo, Syria, and my
son' (the neuro-radiologist) lives in Michigan and is married to a
woman >from Beirut. They have three children. So the grandchildren
are now of Middle Eastern ancestry as in the Bible days or so. My
first husband was Syrian. He died decades ago. My present husband is
Scandinavian. We're married for the past 30 years and no children.
So I now found out where my ancestors came from.

My dad belonged to the Wolskowisk Society or at least received lots
of mail >from them, so he may have a connection on his mother's side
from Belarus. His brothers were born in Bialystock. Are those
cities pretty close in geography? Thanks for all this information.
Sally TUCKER is the daughter of Belle WEITZMANN born in 1861 who may
be related to Chaim WEITZMANN and Israel or Isaac TUCKER. Their son,
Chaim Muni TUCKER, born around 1881 married Pauline HERKOWITZ of
Bessarabia and Plata Del Mar, Argentina in Albany NY. Sally TUCKER
was born in Albany, NY in 1904 and given away by her mother to
Herman TUCKER when they divorced. He later had four other children
from Dora Ross FABER, and Sally TUCKER was reared by Herman TUCKER
and Dora until she returned to Albany in 1924. I have about 300
photos in my computer of this family in Atlantic City and
Philadelphia taken in 1925. In any case, to complete the family tree
for those interested, Michael LEVINE married Sally TUCKER in 1925.
They lived in the Bronx until 1934 and then in Brooklyn 1934-1967.
They had two children, Frank and me, Annejoan, So there's the tree
for those searching both the AIN family of Wolskowisk, Belarus and
the LEVINE Family of Bialystock. To continue the tree, Frank LEVINE
married Elaine GOLDSTEIN in 1956, and they had two children, Rhonda
LEVINE and Wayne LEVINE, whom I haven't seen or had contact with
since 1963 or so. Annejoan LEVINE has eight grandchildren. First
husband was >from Aleppo, Syria, two children, Desiree, mother of
five, and Brad, a neuro-radiologist with three children. Annejoan's
second is American Danish, no children, married 30 years so far. So
that's the family tree up to date. My research was focused on
finding anyone related to the original couple: Anna KUTKOWSKI and
Joseph LEVINE/LEVIN/LEWIN of Bialystock who married into the AIN
family when their daughter, Yetta LEVINE married Morris AIN of
Belarus.

Feel free to pass this on to anyone interested in these relatives.
If you're related to me, feel free to penpal. I haven't heard from
my family in 40 or 50 years. So everyone will be greeted warmly, and
I'll write to all. I have several relevant Web sites of interest. So
write to me off this list and I'll send you my web site addresses
also.

Thanks

Annejoan Levine
San Francisco

[Moderator's Note: Please respond privately, as requested somewhere
in the above text.]


Research Groups #belarus

Florence Gurwin <fgurwin@...>
 

I am interested in researching the surnames: PEISACHOV, PASACHOV,
PEISACHOVITCH, PASACHOVITCH in Belarus, Orsha, Orsha uyzed, Mogilev gubernia
PEISACHOV, PASACHOV, PEISACHOVITCH, PASACHOVITCH, BAKER in Belarus,
Dubrovna, Gorky uyzed, Mogilev gubernia.


Florence Gurwin
Columbus, OH
fgurwin@columbus.rr.com


Belarus SIG #Belarus Research Groups #belarus

Florence Gurwin <fgurwin@...>
 

I am interested in researching the surnames: PEISACHOV, PASACHOV,
PEISACHOVITCH, PASACHOVITCH in Belarus, Orsha, Orsha uyzed, Mogilev gubernia
PEISACHOV, PASACHOV, PEISACHOVITCH, PASACHOVITCH, BAKER in Belarus,
Dubrovna, Gorky uyzed, Mogilev gubernia.


Florence Gurwin
Columbus, OH
fgurwin@columbus.rr.com


Iota Alpha Pi Sorority #general

Epstein moshe ruth <epmoru@...>
 

Shalom,

I want to thank all the wonderful members of jewishgen who helped me to
learn a lot about the Jewish Sororities.
I already sent letters to express my gratitude and want to add
B.Meyer,J.Sullins and E. Bloch whose emails I don't have.
Unfortunately I hav'nt found yet Glucksberg (no first name) who was
elected Vice President of Iota Alpha Pi in May 14 1942.

Ruth Glicksberg-Epstein
Haifa,Israel
Searching:GLUCKSBERG,GLICKSBERG and OBRINSKY.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Iota Alpha Pi Sorority #general

Epstein moshe ruth <epmoru@...>
 

Shalom,

I want to thank all the wonderful members of jewishgen who helped me to
learn a lot about the Jewish Sororities.
I already sent letters to express my gratitude and want to add
B.Meyer,J.Sullins and E. Bloch whose emails I don't have.
Unfortunately I hav'nt found yet Glucksberg (no first name) who was
elected Vice President of Iota Alpha Pi in May 14 1942.

Ruth Glicksberg-Epstein
Haifa,Israel
Searching:GLUCKSBERG,GLICKSBERG and OBRINSKY.