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Piaski Project (Near Lublin) Needs Our Help! #poland

RobinnM@...
 

Dear JRI-Poland reader:

It has been unusually challenging to raise the $1100 needed to fund the
Jewish Records Indexing - Poland project to index the Jewish vital records of Piaski Luterskie (Lublin District). Piaski is a town just one kilometer >from the City of Lublin and many of the surnames found in Piaski records are also found in Lublin records.

JRI-Poland paid to have the 7481 entries for the years the Mormons did not
microfilm (1856- 1900) photocopied and typed >from the Cyrillic (Russian)

Thanks to the generosity of on-line Piaski researchers, we have raised $554 so far. We must raise another $273 by midnight December 31, 2003 to qualify for matching grant money. If we do not raise the entire $273 by December 31st, we will not be eligible for any of the matching grant money.

For some reason, many Piaski researchers have not been in a financial
position to make a donation before now. I have been touched by the number of thoughtful replies to my emails >from Piaski researchers over the past year and a half, indicating a desire to help, but for difficult current personal situations.

If you are able to help now, PLEASE make a contribution as soon as possible. It would be a shame to lose out on this matching grant opportunity.

Here's how to make a donation to help us reach our goal of $273 by December
31st!

Contributions of any size will help us reach our goal and whatever help you
can give is greatly appreciated!

The records won't be posted live on the JRI-Poland database until we have
raised the full $1100, but a contribution of $100 or more and signing a Piaski database sharing agreement will enable donors to qualify for their own copy of the Piaski PSA 1856-1900 Excel spreadsheet sent via email.
Donations to JRI-Poland are tax-deductible for US taxpayers as JRI-Poland has received 501(c)(3) status >from the IRS.

Donations can now be accepted by check, VISA or MasterCard! Please earmark
your donation for the "Piaski PSA project". Mail checks to:

Jewish Records Indexing - Poland
c/o Sheila Salo
5607 Greenleaf Rd
Cheverly, MD 20785
USA

Visa and MasterCard contributions may be phoned to Sheila at (301) 341-1261.

Or print out the form at: http://www.jewishgen.org/jri-pl/visa.htm by clicking on the VISA Card and fax or mail it to Sheila. The fax number is also (301)341-1261. (8:00 AM to 8:00 PM Eastern time only, please.) For selected countries, JRI-Poland is able to accept bank drafts in a donor's local currency. Please check the JRI-Poland contributions web page for the list of countries.

If your country is not on the list, and you do not wish to pay by credit card, please contact JRI-Poland Treasurer, Sheila Salo, for further help. The website address is:
http://www.jewishgen.org/jri-pl/contrib-non-us.htm


If you are interested in learning whether your surname appears in the Piaski records, please write to me and ask.
Thank you for considering support of this great project.

Best wishes,
Robinn Magid, Kensington, California
Lublin Archives Project Coordinator
Jewish Records Indexing - Poland
RobinnM@aol.com


JRI Poland #Poland Piaski Project (Near Lublin) Needs Our Help! #poland

RobinnM@...
 

Dear JRI-Poland reader:

It has been unusually challenging to raise the $1100 needed to fund the
Jewish Records Indexing - Poland project to index the Jewish vital records of Piaski Luterskie (Lublin District). Piaski is a town just one kilometer >from the City of Lublin and many of the surnames found in Piaski records are also found in Lublin records.

JRI-Poland paid to have the 7481 entries for the years the Mormons did not
microfilm (1856- 1900) photocopied and typed >from the Cyrillic (Russian)

Thanks to the generosity of on-line Piaski researchers, we have raised $554 so far. We must raise another $273 by midnight December 31, 2003 to qualify for matching grant money. If we do not raise the entire $273 by December 31st, we will not be eligible for any of the matching grant money.

For some reason, many Piaski researchers have not been in a financial
position to make a donation before now. I have been touched by the number of thoughtful replies to my emails >from Piaski researchers over the past year and a half, indicating a desire to help, but for difficult current personal situations.

If you are able to help now, PLEASE make a contribution as soon as possible. It would be a shame to lose out on this matching grant opportunity.

Here's how to make a donation to help us reach our goal of $273 by December
31st!

Contributions of any size will help us reach our goal and whatever help you
can give is greatly appreciated!

The records won't be posted live on the JRI-Poland database until we have
raised the full $1100, but a contribution of $100 or more and signing a Piaski database sharing agreement will enable donors to qualify for their own copy of the Piaski PSA 1856-1900 Excel spreadsheet sent via email.
Donations to JRI-Poland are tax-deductible for US taxpayers as JRI-Poland has received 501(c)(3) status >from the IRS.

Donations can now be accepted by check, VISA or MasterCard! Please earmark
your donation for the "Piaski PSA project". Mail checks to:

Jewish Records Indexing - Poland
c/o Sheila Salo
5607 Greenleaf Rd
Cheverly, MD 20785
USA

Visa and MasterCard contributions may be phoned to Sheila at (301) 341-1261.

Or print out the form at: http://www.jewishgen.org/jri-pl/visa.htm by clicking on the VISA Card and fax or mail it to Sheila. The fax number is also (301)341-1261. (8:00 AM to 8:00 PM Eastern time only, please.) For selected countries, JRI-Poland is able to accept bank drafts in a donor's local currency. Please check the JRI-Poland contributions web page for the list of countries.

If your country is not on the list, and you do not wish to pay by credit card, please contact JRI-Poland Treasurer, Sheila Salo, for further help. The website address is:
http://www.jewishgen.org/jri-pl/contrib-non-us.htm


If you are interested in learning whether your surname appears in the Piaski records, please write to me and ask.
Thank you for considering support of this great project.

Best wishes,
Robinn Magid, Kensington, California
Lublin Archives Project Coordinator
Jewish Records Indexing - Poland
RobinnM@aol.com


Jacob Rosen is back online #general

Abuwasta Abuwasta
 

Dear Genners,
Was out of Israel for 10 days and my email box was
junked with mail. Some emails bounced back. If you
tried to email me and it bounced,please try again.
Jacob Rosen
Jerusalem
Still searching the KOENIGSBUCHs


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Jacob Rosen is back online #general

Abuwasta Abuwasta
 

Dear Genners,
Was out of Israel for 10 days and my email box was
junked with mail. Some emails bounced back. If you
tried to email me and it bounced,please try again.
Jacob Rosen
Jerusalem
Still searching the KOENIGSBUCHs


The "Great Synagogue" in Katowice, Poland #general

David Kriger <dssd.kriger@...>
 

Hello;

I was in Katowice, Poland on business recently. I came across the
'Synagogue Plaza' (now an open-air market), and a monument in it that
marked the location of the "Great Synagogue" and memorialized the Jewish
community. The monument was in Polish and Hebrew, and noted that the
synagogue was destroyed in September 1939.

I was able to find a short article on Katowice in the Encyclopedia
Judaica, but I wonder if someone could point me to another source; and
perhaps also to a photograph of the synagogue. (I am pleased to e-mail,
in exchange, photographs of the monument.)

Thank you.

David Kriger
Ottawa, Canada

Please reply privately, to dssd.kriger@sympatico.ca


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen The "Great Synagogue" in Katowice, Poland #general

David Kriger <dssd.kriger@...>
 

Hello;

I was in Katowice, Poland on business recently. I came across the
'Synagogue Plaza' (now an open-air market), and a monument in it that
marked the location of the "Great Synagogue" and memorialized the Jewish
community. The monument was in Polish and Hebrew, and noted that the
synagogue was destroyed in September 1939.

I was able to find a short article on Katowice in the Encyclopedia
Judaica, but I wonder if someone could point me to another source; and
perhaps also to a photograph of the synagogue. (I am pleased to e-mail,
in exchange, photographs of the monument.)

Thank you.

David Kriger
Ottawa, Canada

Please reply privately, to dssd.kriger@sympatico.ca


Rockland County, NY research needed for swap research #general

David Priever
 

Dear Fellow Jewishgenners,

An early Happy Chanukah to everyone!!!

Anyone available to do a probate look-up in Rockland County, NY Probate
Court in New City (I think).

I would be willing to swap with NY City look-ups or cemetery research
(photos, translations) for you.

Please respond privately.

Thank you very much in advance.

Sincerely,

David Priever
brooklyn1960@hotmail.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Rockland County, NY research needed for swap research #general

David Priever
 

Dear Fellow Jewishgenners,

An early Happy Chanukah to everyone!!!

Anyone available to do a probate look-up in Rockland County, NY Probate
Court in New City (I think).

I would be willing to swap with NY City look-ups or cemetery research
(photos, translations) for you.

Please respond privately.

Thank you very much in advance.

Sincerely,

David Priever
brooklyn1960@hotmail.com


BRZYSKIER = PRZYSUSKIER ?? #general

Marty Meyers <meyers01@...>
 

I have recently discovered a BRZYSKIER branch in my ZYLBERMAN family tree
from the Chorzele/Przasnysz area. They are relatively few in number though
in the JRI-P records.

However, I recently found that the name PRZYSUSKIER is very common
in Chorzele and I plan to check out the LDS era records as soon as I can.

To me (a non-Polish-speaker), these two names (BRZYSKIER and PRZYSUSKIER)
seem to be very similar even though they have different D-M soundex values.

Can someone tell me
1) are these likely to be 'Polish clerk' phonetic spellings of the same
family name?
2) how are they each pronounced and how would their pronunciations differ?

Please reply privately to < meyers01@comcast.net >

Thanks,

Marty Meyers

researching:
ZYLBERMAN/SILVERMAN/ALLENSTEJN/BRZYSKIER >from Przasnysz/Chorzele
BORDOWITZ >from Przasnysz/Mlawa/Ciechanow/Makow/Pultusk/Wyszkow
MEYEROWITZ/POROSHKIN >from Bolshaya Berestovitsa (Belarus)
KIRSHNER/SIDMAN/BAILIN >from Slavuta/Volhynia/Ukraine
LANDSMAN/FINBERG/PEANEN >from Vilna
ZELMANOVICH/ROZENSZTEIN >from Poland (Przasnysz/Mlawa area?)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen BRZYSKIER = PRZYSUSKIER ?? #general

Marty Meyers <meyers01@...>
 

I have recently discovered a BRZYSKIER branch in my ZYLBERMAN family tree
from the Chorzele/Przasnysz area. They are relatively few in number though
in the JRI-P records.

However, I recently found that the name PRZYSUSKIER is very common
in Chorzele and I plan to check out the LDS era records as soon as I can.

To me (a non-Polish-speaker), these two names (BRZYSKIER and PRZYSUSKIER)
seem to be very similar even though they have different D-M soundex values.

Can someone tell me
1) are these likely to be 'Polish clerk' phonetic spellings of the same
family name?
2) how are they each pronounced and how would their pronunciations differ?

Please reply privately to < meyers01@comcast.net >

Thanks,

Marty Meyers

researching:
ZYLBERMAN/SILVERMAN/ALLENSTEJN/BRZYSKIER >from Przasnysz/Chorzele
BORDOWITZ >from Przasnysz/Mlawa/Ciechanow/Makow/Pultusk/Wyszkow
MEYEROWITZ/POROSHKIN >from Bolshaya Berestovitsa (Belarus)
KIRSHNER/SIDMAN/BAILIN >from Slavuta/Volhynia/Ukraine
LANDSMAN/FINBERG/PEANEN >from Vilna
ZELMANOVICH/ROZENSZTEIN >from Poland (Przasnysz/Mlawa area?)


Re: the SS St. Louis #general

Adelle Gloger
 

The Holocaust Museum has a section of their website dedicated to the SS St.
Louis. < http://www.ushmm.org/stlouis/ >

There is also a searchable index of those who were on board. There are also
detailed stories of some of the survivors.


Adelle Weintraub Gloger
Shaker Hts., Ohio
agloger@aol.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen RE: the SS St. Louis #general

Adelle Gloger
 

The Holocaust Museum has a section of their website dedicated to the SS St.
Louis. < http://www.ushmm.org/stlouis/ >

There is also a searchable index of those who were on board. There are also
detailed stories of some of the survivors.


Adelle Weintraub Gloger
Shaker Hts., Ohio
agloger@aol.com


New Dictionary of Jewish Surnames in spanish #general

genealogia judia <genarg@...>
 

Hello.
We have a nice notice.
We edited a book:
"Diccionario de Apellidos Judios, su etimologia, variantes y derivados" by
Benjamin Edelstein (z´l)
It has the meaning of around 20.000 lastnames, since the author died three
years ago without finish the work, at 91 years old. We decided to edit it
despite it covers only the 40/50% of the total of jewish lastnames (mayor
quantity of ashkenazim) used in Argentina since it is the first book in
spanish in this matter, no translated >from any other book.
We included a explanation wrote by Carlos Tajer about teh process of the
lastnames adoption in East Europe and all the articles about this matter
published in our newsletter Toldot, wrote by the late Benjamin Edesltein
The book has 554 pages and its weight is 810 grammes.
I think that is the first publication made by a Jewish Genealogical Society
in South America, so we are very proud More information can be required to
us, I dont say its price due Jewishegen rules
Hope to help to many spanish readers with this book.
Regards
Paul Armony
Asociacion de Genealogia Judia de Argentina
http://www.agja.org.ar

MODERATOR NOTE:
JewishGen's policy enables each genealogy related book to
get a one-time commercial notice, that may include full
commercial details, including its price.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen New Dictionary of Jewish Surnames in spanish #general

genealogia judia <genarg@...>
 

Hello.
We have a nice notice.
We edited a book:
"Diccionario de Apellidos Judios, su etimologia, variantes y derivados" by
Benjamin Edelstein (z´l)
It has the meaning of around 20.000 lastnames, since the author died three
years ago without finish the work, at 91 years old. We decided to edit it
despite it covers only the 40/50% of the total of jewish lastnames (mayor
quantity of ashkenazim) used in Argentina since it is the first book in
spanish in this matter, no translated >from any other book.
We included a explanation wrote by Carlos Tajer about teh process of the
lastnames adoption in East Europe and all the articles about this matter
published in our newsletter Toldot, wrote by the late Benjamin Edesltein
The book has 554 pages and its weight is 810 grammes.
I think that is the first publication made by a Jewish Genealogical Society
in South America, so we are very proud More information can be required to
us, I dont say its price due Jewishegen rules
Hope to help to many spanish readers with this book.
Regards
Paul Armony
Asociacion de Genealogia Judia de Argentina
http://www.agja.org.ar

MODERATOR NOTE:
JewishGen's policy enables each genealogy related book to
get a one-time commercial notice, that may include full
commercial details, including its price.


Re: How I finally found grandpa on the ship manifest #general

Diane Jacobs <kingart@...>
 

Roni,
I will pass this on to Steve Morse as I am sure he would be
delighted to read of your success. I am still looking for my
grandmother Ida BEGUN who came >from Pinsk around 1905
and have not been successful. This gives me new hope to
try again.

Diane Jacobs
New York

snip <
When I was in Washington a year later, a volunteer at NARA took the
microfilm >from me and claimed he would find gp. Didn't happen. So how
did I finally find him?

Once the Ellis Island database was on-line, I continued my quest >from the
comfort of my home. Using Stephen Morse's search tools, I manipulated
the searches in every possible way. Months passed. Finally,
frustrated, I put only "S" in the surname space and "M" in the given
name. I listed only 1906, male, and limited the age range. Still, a
very long list of men appeared. I decided to look at the manifests for
ALL the Morris, Moses, Max and Moische given names.
< snip >

I know I wasn't alone in my search for a lost gp. I hope this helps some
of you find your ancestors too. Good luck.

Regards and Happy Chanukah,
Roni Seibel Liebowitz
New York


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: How I finally found grandpa on the ship manifest #general

Diane Jacobs <kingart@...>
 

Roni,
I will pass this on to Steve Morse as I am sure he would be
delighted to read of your success. I am still looking for my
grandmother Ida BEGUN who came >from Pinsk around 1905
and have not been successful. This gives me new hope to
try again.

Diane Jacobs
New York

snip <
When I was in Washington a year later, a volunteer at NARA took the
microfilm >from me and claimed he would find gp. Didn't happen. So how
did I finally find him?

Once the Ellis Island database was on-line, I continued my quest >from the
comfort of my home. Using Stephen Morse's search tools, I manipulated
the searches in every possible way. Months passed. Finally,
frustrated, I put only "S" in the surname space and "M" in the given
name. I listed only 1906, male, and limited the age range. Still, a
very long list of men appeared. I decided to look at the manifests for
ALL the Morris, Moses, Max and Moische given names.
< snip >

I know I wasn't alone in my search for a lost gp. I hope this helps some
of you find your ancestors too. Good luck.

Regards and Happy Chanukah,
Roni Seibel Liebowitz
New York


need help finding dancer, Marya Saunders #yiddish

Tracie Schneider <tracie157@...>
 

Dear YTandV members,
I'm very happy to have found this list, and am hoping that it might
help me track down a family member I've been looking for for years.
I have a relative named Senia Solomonoff (stage name) (my GGM's
brother)who immigrated in the early 1900s >from Kiev. He was a ballet
dancer of some renown, and married another well-known dancer named Lola
Menzelli (also a stage name). The two toured around the world together in
the teens and 1920's (I have magazine and newspaper articles). When they
retired >from dancing, Senia opened a book store in Manhattan (on 6th
Street) that sold dance and drama books.
They had a daughter born in the mid-1930's who also made up a name for
herself - Marya Saunders. She too was a dancer, and appeared in off-
Broadway shows,TV, etc. I have her resume which lists all her
performances. She was apparently raised in Chicago.
When Senia died in Sept. 1954, she took over his book store. I have
no idea what her "real" name was, whether she ever married and changed it
yet again, whether she's still living (very likely), what part of the
country she may be living in, although some family lore says she's
somewhere in Florida.
I would very much like to find her. I have checked for information
with the two unions listed on her resume, but they will not give me
information on former members. If anyone has ANY ideas about what I can do
to find her, or if anyone has ever heard of her or her parents, please let
me know. I've run out of leads!!

Tracie Schneider
Tallahassee, FL

Moderator's Note: While this is not a search for a "Yiddish Theater or
Vaudeville" performer, assistance in this member's request would be
appreciated. Please reply directly to the sender.


Yiddish Theatre and Vadeville #YiddishTheatre need help finding dancer, Marya Saunders #yiddish

Tracie Schneider <tracie157@...>
 

Dear YTandV members,
I'm very happy to have found this list, and am hoping that it might
help me track down a family member I've been looking for for years.
I have a relative named Senia Solomonoff (stage name) (my GGM's
brother)who immigrated in the early 1900s >from Kiev. He was a ballet
dancer of some renown, and married another well-known dancer named Lola
Menzelli (also a stage name). The two toured around the world together in
the teens and 1920's (I have magazine and newspaper articles). When they
retired >from dancing, Senia opened a book store in Manhattan (on 6th
Street) that sold dance and drama books.
They had a daughter born in the mid-1930's who also made up a name for
herself - Marya Saunders. She too was a dancer, and appeared in off-
Broadway shows,TV, etc. I have her resume which lists all her
performances. She was apparently raised in Chicago.
When Senia died in Sept. 1954, she took over his book store. I have
no idea what her "real" name was, whether she ever married and changed it
yet again, whether she's still living (very likely), what part of the
country she may be living in, although some family lore says she's
somewhere in Florida.
I would very much like to find her. I have checked for information
with the two unions listed on her resume, but they will not give me
information on former members. If anyone has ANY ideas about what I can do
to find her, or if anyone has ever heard of her or her parents, please let
me know. I've run out of leads!!

Tracie Schneider
Tallahassee, FL

Moderator's Note: While this is not a search for a "Yiddish Theater or
Vaudeville" performer, assistance in this member's request would be
appreciated. Please reply directly to the sender.


FUTTERSACK #general

y_tadmor@...
 

Hi
I'm looking after the descendants of the FUTTERSACK family >from Galicia.
They arrieved to U.S.A at 1895-1905.

Yitzhak Tadmor


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen FUTTERSACK #general

y_tadmor@...
 

Hi
I'm looking after the descendants of the FUTTERSACK family >from Galicia.
They arrieved to U.S.A at 1895-1905.

Yitzhak Tadmor