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BERNSTEIN / ZEITMANN Daugavpils, Latvia #general

russell
 

Dear Genners,

I have read the FAQ, lurked on this group for sometime (using every tip and
hint I found!!) and as a new genealogist it is time to dip my toe!!

The brick wall has hit me and I am looking for some pointers.

I am researching My G Grandfathers line Hyman BERNSTEIN (B1878 - D1942) his
UK Naturalisation papers state his town of birth as Divinsk which we believe
to be current day Daugavpils in Latvia.

He went to the United Kingdom in 1900 and settled in London. (Still looking
for his exit/entrance point) in 1902 he married Yetta ZIMMER (B1880? -
D1942) (we believe it was a proxy marriage!)She came >from Vilna. His father
is recorded as Peretz BERNSTEIN a traveller died before 1906. His mothers
name was Lily BERNSTEIN nee ZEITMANN died before 1909.

from family Interviews I know he had at least 1 Brother who went to South
Africa there is possibly an article about the family in the London JC 1952/3
regarding this person's grandchild. (The JC's online archive doesn't go back
that far)

I am trying to find records of his family (Birth, marriage and death) in
Latvia this may help me linking to other ancestors and family members who
went to South Africa and possibly other places.

So here are some of the questions?

1 - Where do I start?

2 - Could BERNSTEIN have changed spelling by the time Hyman went to
England?

3 - Although the Latvian State Historical Archives store vital
documents, what is the best procedure to follow to locate them? How is
this done with no real Date of Birth etc (Idea's on how I can find
this out?)

4 - The surname ZEITMANN/ZEITMAN seems to be on both branches of my family
tree, was this name common in Latvia or Lithuania at any time? Possibly
cousins married! Would this be normal for late 1800's in that area? And
was it actually spelt that way?

I have many more questions than answers and am looking for pointers in the
right direction and "Help" any help would be greatly appreciated.

Russell Vaughan - russell@tnet.co.uk
Alhaurin El Grande, Malaga
SPAIN

Before I started genealogy I didn't even know my Great Grandfathers name He
was always spoken about as Seide >from Whitechapel (Hyman BERNSTEIN). So to
the quest:

Who was Seide >from Whitechapel? And who where his people?

Searching BERNSTEIN (Dvinsk/Daugavpils - Latvia, South Africa), DONOFSKY
(Warsaw, Poland), SHORN (England), VANOVITCH/WANIEWICZ (Poland, France,
Argentina), ZIMMER, ZEITMANN (Lithuania), ZEITMAN (Warsaw, Poland), lived at
Grzybowska gas


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen BERNSTEIN / ZEITMANN Daugavpils, Latvia #general

russell
 

Dear Genners,

I have read the FAQ, lurked on this group for sometime (using every tip and
hint I found!!) and as a new genealogist it is time to dip my toe!!

The brick wall has hit me and I am looking for some pointers.

I am researching My G Grandfathers line Hyman BERNSTEIN (B1878 - D1942) his
UK Naturalisation papers state his town of birth as Divinsk which we believe
to be current day Daugavpils in Latvia.

He went to the United Kingdom in 1900 and settled in London. (Still looking
for his exit/entrance point) in 1902 he married Yetta ZIMMER (B1880? -
D1942) (we believe it was a proxy marriage!)She came >from Vilna. His father
is recorded as Peretz BERNSTEIN a traveller died before 1906. His mothers
name was Lily BERNSTEIN nee ZEITMANN died before 1909.

from family Interviews I know he had at least 1 Brother who went to South
Africa there is possibly an article about the family in the London JC 1952/3
regarding this person's grandchild. (The JC's online archive doesn't go back
that far)

I am trying to find records of his family (Birth, marriage and death) in
Latvia this may help me linking to other ancestors and family members who
went to South Africa and possibly other places.

So here are some of the questions?

1 - Where do I start?

2 - Could BERNSTEIN have changed spelling by the time Hyman went to
England?

3 - Although the Latvian State Historical Archives store vital
documents, what is the best procedure to follow to locate them? How is
this done with no real Date of Birth etc (Idea's on how I can find
this out?)

4 - The surname ZEITMANN/ZEITMAN seems to be on both branches of my family
tree, was this name common in Latvia or Lithuania at any time? Possibly
cousins married! Would this be normal for late 1800's in that area? And
was it actually spelt that way?

I have many more questions than answers and am looking for pointers in the
right direction and "Help" any help would be greatly appreciated.

Russell Vaughan - russell@tnet.co.uk
Alhaurin El Grande, Malaga
SPAIN

Before I started genealogy I didn't even know my Great Grandfathers name He
was always spoken about as Seide >from Whitechapel (Hyman BERNSTEIN). So to
the quest:

Who was Seide >from Whitechapel? And who where his people?

Searching BERNSTEIN (Dvinsk/Daugavpils - Latvia, South Africa), DONOFSKY
(Warsaw, Poland), SHORN (England), VANOVITCH/WANIEWICZ (Poland, France,
Argentina), ZIMMER, ZEITMANN (Lithuania), ZEITMAN (Warsaw, Poland), lived at
Grzybowska gas


Meaning of "Rabbi (Emrei Sefer)" #rabbinic

Alexandra Alznauer <petiealznauer@...>
 

In the LitvakSIG Database in a Tax and Voters List I found Rabbi
Samuel Naftali Halevy EPSTEIN lof Girkalnis (Girtagola), Lithuania
listed as:

Rabbi (Emrei Sefer)

What does the "Emrei Sefer" mean. I am getting together for the
very first time with R' Epstein's great-great-granddaughter whom I
have recently located.

My grandfather and her grandfather lived near each other in
Amsterdam, New York after both branches of the family left
Lithuania. They were very close. Then my grandfather moved our
family to California 83 years ago.

Tommorrow our EPSTEINs and SILVERMANs are finally being reunited!
This would not have been possible without all that I have learned
from being a part of the JewishGen community and all the help I have
received >from JewishGenners.

And this is not the first reunion I have had with long-lost cousins!
I have located so many branches of the descendants of my ZILBERMAN
great-great-grandfather and met with or talked by phone with so many
of them. Every single one of them was thrilled to hear >from me and
learn about our family history and share what they know (which was a
lot - and filled in a lot of blanks for me!).

I was also able to take my family back one generation further to the
early 19th cent. because of records translated by LitvakSIG.

I encourage everyone to donate to JewishGen and to join SIGs and
Research Groups and donate to them too. It takes money to obtain
records >from abroad and provide them online. What I have gained as a
member has been well worth the price of all that I have donated.

Alexandra Alznauer
San Francisco, CA

ZILBERMAN,YUDKOWSKY/IUDKOWSKI, KARP, SNEIDER/SCHNEIDEROWITS,
LEVIN-EPSTEIN/HALEVY EPSTEIN/EPSHTEYN, KHERSON/KHERSHONBAUM, PLAGER,
LURIE - Lithuania; BLOOM - Prussia; HOSENPUD - BELARUS; LICHTENSTEIN -
Chicago, Los Angeles, Long Beach; GARFIELD, NEIFACH/NAYFACK - Ukraine,
Los Angeles, ALEXANDER - Russian Poland


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Meaning of "Rabbi (Emrei Sefer)" #rabbinic

Alexandra Alznauer <petiealznauer@...>
 

In the LitvakSIG Database in a Tax and Voters List I found Rabbi
Samuel Naftali Halevy EPSTEIN lof Girkalnis (Girtagola), Lithuania
listed as:

Rabbi (Emrei Sefer)

What does the "Emrei Sefer" mean. I am getting together for the
very first time with R' Epstein's great-great-granddaughter whom I
have recently located.

My grandfather and her grandfather lived near each other in
Amsterdam, New York after both branches of the family left
Lithuania. They were very close. Then my grandfather moved our
family to California 83 years ago.

Tommorrow our EPSTEINs and SILVERMANs are finally being reunited!
This would not have been possible without all that I have learned
from being a part of the JewishGen community and all the help I have
received >from JewishGenners.

And this is not the first reunion I have had with long-lost cousins!
I have located so many branches of the descendants of my ZILBERMAN
great-great-grandfather and met with or talked by phone with so many
of them. Every single one of them was thrilled to hear >from me and
learn about our family history and share what they know (which was a
lot - and filled in a lot of blanks for me!).

I was also able to take my family back one generation further to the
early 19th cent. because of records translated by LitvakSIG.

I encourage everyone to donate to JewishGen and to join SIGs and
Research Groups and donate to them too. It takes money to obtain
records >from abroad and provide them online. What I have gained as a
member has been well worth the price of all that I have donated.

Alexandra Alznauer
San Francisco, CA

ZILBERMAN,YUDKOWSKY/IUDKOWSKI, KARP, SNEIDER/SCHNEIDEROWITS,
LEVIN-EPSTEIN/HALEVY EPSTEIN/EPSHTEYN, KHERSON/KHERSHONBAUM, PLAGER,
LURIE - Lithuania; BLOOM - Prussia; HOSENPUD - BELARUS; LICHTENSTEIN -
Chicago, Los Angeles, Long Beach; GARFIELD, NEIFACH/NAYFACK - Ukraine,
Los Angeles, ALEXANDER - Russian Poland


Lezajsk records #general

EStolb7395@...
 

Dear Researchers,

The Jewish Records Indexing-Poland project is excited to announce that the records of Lezajsk marriages 1898-1901 have been indexed by the JRI-Poland team. They are also expecting to index the birth records 1902-1906 in the future.

The Lezajsk project is part of the recently announced Gesher Galicia/Jri-Poland 2:1 matching program.

Surnames found in the new index:
ADLER(5), BELLER(4), BOHRER (6), ENGELBERG (7), FELDMAN (4), KATZ (6), LINDENBAUM (4), OEHLBAUM (4), ROSENBLUETH (4), SPATZ (4), SPERGEL (4) SPIRA (4), SPRUNG (6), STELZER (5), WACHTELKOENIG (5), WALDMAN (4), WASSERMAN (4)

Towns mentioned in the new index:
There are many town mentioned in the Lezajsk records aside >from Lezajsk. Some of them are: (Number of entries follows the name)

Rudick (19), Sieniawa (18), Sokolow (11), Ulanow (37), Zolynia (12), Kurylwka (9), Grodzisko (32)

If you would like to know the number of times other surnames appears in the new indices or more about the Lezajsk Town project, please contact me at estolb7395@aol.com

Evan Stolbach
Town Leader, Lezajsk
Estolb7395@aol.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Lezajsk records #general

EStolb7395@...
 

Dear Researchers,

The Jewish Records Indexing-Poland project is excited to announce that the records of Lezajsk marriages 1898-1901 have been indexed by the JRI-Poland team. They are also expecting to index the birth records 1902-1906 in the future.

The Lezajsk project is part of the recently announced Gesher Galicia/Jri-Poland 2:1 matching program.

Surnames found in the new index:
ADLER(5), BELLER(4), BOHRER (6), ENGELBERG (7), FELDMAN (4), KATZ (6), LINDENBAUM (4), OEHLBAUM (4), ROSENBLUETH (4), SPATZ (4), SPERGEL (4) SPIRA (4), SPRUNG (6), STELZER (5), WACHTELKOENIG (5), WALDMAN (4), WASSERMAN (4)

Towns mentioned in the new index:
There are many town mentioned in the Lezajsk records aside >from Lezajsk. Some of them are: (Number of entries follows the name)

Rudick (19), Sieniawa (18), Sokolow (11), Ulanow (37), Zolynia (12), Kurylwka (9), Grodzisko (32)

If you would like to know the number of times other surnames appears in the new indices or more about the Lezajsk Town project, please contact me at estolb7395@aol.com

Evan Stolbach
Town Leader, Lezajsk
Estolb7395@aol.com


Re: Tombstone dated 1900 of Fanny Rosenberg nee Goldman Birth 1842 Gabin #general

Wreschner, Jonathan <jonathan.wreschner@...>
 

<<Viewmate Description: Tombestone dated 1900 of Fanny Rosenberg nee Goldman

Hello Belinda and Judith,

A couple of points about this tombstone:

1. The Hebrew in the first line seems to have two mistakes - the name is
written Dovra (and not Devora) and the father's name is given as Vevel
(and not Velvel).

2. The first word in the second line should be niftera (feminine form)
and not niftar.

3. I checked the Hebrew date for Nov 25, 1900 and it is 3 Kislev 5661,
but it was a Sunday and not Shabbat, so the Shin-Kuf in the second line
seems to be wrong also.

These seem to be mistakes made by the person who gave the Hebrew text to
the stonemason.

It would appear to me that this tombstone is in a cemetery somewhere in
England, try the British Jewry list at
BRITISH-JEWRY-L@rootsweb.com for further help.

Regards,

Jonathan Wreschner
Efrat, Israel

MODERATOR NOTE: Please note that JewishGen, along with the JGS of Great
Britain, sponsors the JCR-UK project, at http://www.jewishgen.org/jcr-uk/
You can subscribe to the JCR-UK list on the JewishGen website at
http://www.jewishgen.org/listserv/sigs.htm


Question regarding meaning of "Rabbi (Emrei Sefer)?" #general

Alexandra Alznauer <petiealznauer@...>
 

In the LitvakSIG Database in a Tax and Voters List I found Rabbi Samuel
Naftali Halevy EPSTEIN lof Girkalnis (Girtagola), Lithuania listed as:

Rabbi (Emrei Sefer)

What does the "Emrei Sefer" mean. I am getting together for the very
first time with R' Epstein's great-great-granddaughter whom I have
recently located.

My grandfather and her grandfather lived near each other in Amsterdam,
New York after both branches of the family left Lithuania. They were
very close. Then my grandfather moved our family to California 83 years
ago.

Tommorrow our EPSTEINs and SILVERMANs are finally being reunited! This
would not have been possible without all that I have learned >from being
a part of the JewishGen community and all the help I have received from
JewishGenners.

And this is not the first reunion I have had with long-lost cousins! I
have located so many branches of the descendants of my ZILBERMAN
great-great-grandfather and met with or talked by phone with so many of
them. Every single one of them was thrilled to hear >from me and learn
about our family history and share what they know (which was a lot - and
filled in a lot of blanks for me!).

I was also able to take my family back one generation further to the
early 19th cent. because of records translated by LitvakSIG.

I encourage everyone to donate to JewishGen and to join SIGs and
Research Groups and donate to them too. It takes money to obtain
records >from abroad and provide them online. What I have gained as a
member has been well worth the price of all that I have donated.

Alexandra Alznauer
San Francisco, CA

ZILBERMAN,YUDKOWSKY/IUDKOWSKI, KARP, SNEIDER/SCHNEIDEROWITS,
LEVIN-EPSTEIN/HALEVY EPSTEIN/EPSHTEYN, KHERSON/KHERSHONBAUM, PLAGER,
LURIE - Lithuania; BLOOM - Prussia; HOSENPUD - Belarus; LICHTENSTEIN -
Chicago, Los Angeles, Long Beach; GARFIELD, NEIFACH/NAYFACK - Ukraine,
Los Angeles, ALEXANDER - Russian Poland


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen RE: Tombstone dated 1900 of Fanny Rosenberg nee Goldman Birth 1842 Gabin #general

Wreschner, Jonathan <jonathan.wreschner@...>
 

<<Viewmate Description: Tombestone dated 1900 of Fanny Rosenberg nee Goldman

Hello Belinda and Judith,

A couple of points about this tombstone:

1. The Hebrew in the first line seems to have two mistakes - the name is
written Dovra (and not Devora) and the father's name is given as Vevel
(and not Velvel).

2. The first word in the second line should be niftera (feminine form)
and not niftar.

3. I checked the Hebrew date for Nov 25, 1900 and it is 3 Kislev 5661,
but it was a Sunday and not Shabbat, so the Shin-Kuf in the second line
seems to be wrong also.

These seem to be mistakes made by the person who gave the Hebrew text to
the stonemason.

It would appear to me that this tombstone is in a cemetery somewhere in
England, try the British Jewry list at
BRITISH-JEWRY-L@rootsweb.com for further help.

Regards,

Jonathan Wreschner
Efrat, Israel

MODERATOR NOTE: Please note that JewishGen, along with the JGS of Great
Britain, sponsors the JCR-UK project, at http://www.jewishgen.org/jcr-uk/
You can subscribe to the JCR-UK list on the JewishGen website at
http://www.jewishgen.org/listserv/sigs.htm


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Question regarding meaning of "Rabbi (Emrei Sefer)?" #general

Alexandra Alznauer <petiealznauer@...>
 

In the LitvakSIG Database in a Tax and Voters List I found Rabbi Samuel
Naftali Halevy EPSTEIN lof Girkalnis (Girtagola), Lithuania listed as:

Rabbi (Emrei Sefer)

What does the "Emrei Sefer" mean. I am getting together for the very
first time with R' Epstein's great-great-granddaughter whom I have
recently located.

My grandfather and her grandfather lived near each other in Amsterdam,
New York after both branches of the family left Lithuania. They were
very close. Then my grandfather moved our family to California 83 years
ago.

Tommorrow our EPSTEINs and SILVERMANs are finally being reunited! This
would not have been possible without all that I have learned >from being
a part of the JewishGen community and all the help I have received from
JewishGenners.

And this is not the first reunion I have had with long-lost cousins! I
have located so many branches of the descendants of my ZILBERMAN
great-great-grandfather and met with or talked by phone with so many of
them. Every single one of them was thrilled to hear >from me and learn
about our family history and share what they know (which was a lot - and
filled in a lot of blanks for me!).

I was also able to take my family back one generation further to the
early 19th cent. because of records translated by LitvakSIG.

I encourage everyone to donate to JewishGen and to join SIGs and
Research Groups and donate to them too. It takes money to obtain
records >from abroad and provide them online. What I have gained as a
member has been well worth the price of all that I have donated.

Alexandra Alznauer
San Francisco, CA

ZILBERMAN,YUDKOWSKY/IUDKOWSKI, KARP, SNEIDER/SCHNEIDEROWITS,
LEVIN-EPSTEIN/HALEVY EPSTEIN/EPSHTEYN, KHERSON/KHERSHONBAUM, PLAGER,
LURIE - Lithuania; BLOOM - Prussia; HOSENPUD - Belarus; LICHTENSTEIN -
Chicago, Los Angeles, Long Beach; GARFIELD, NEIFACH/NAYFACK - Ukraine,
Los Angeles, ALEXANDER - Russian Poland


Yaakov Wexler Z"L- A Story #general

Dov & Varda <yknow@...>
 

Night before last my husband and I attended the first yahrzeit ceremony for
the Rosh Yeshiva of Netiv Meir Yeshiva in Jerusalem. He was vacationing with
his family at the Sea of Galilee, got sucked under by a whirlpool and
drowned at age 50. I've been a regular at his wife's Shabbos classes on
Kings 1 and 2, since we moved to our present community of Efrat, three years
ago, and Chaya, the widow, has been very helpful and kind to me.

The first speaker was a bit boring, and when he finished, my husband
motioned to me >from across the room that he wanted to leave. I motioned back
that I was staying, that he could leave if he wanted. He motioned back that
if I was staying, he'd stay, too.

The next rabbi is the one that became Rosh Yeshiva after the death of my
friend's husband. All the rabbis that spoke used a similar subject matter:
tragedies can be viewed in a positive light with creative thought. He starts
off with a story that began in Chicago, my husband's hometown. I looked at
him, and we both perked up our ears.

We were both in shock as he began to relate a story about Dov's (my husband)
cousins, the WEXLERs. Dov's mother remembers playing with her young cousin,
Essie WEXLER ZOLTY, who ended up making Aliyah with her family at a very
young age. This young cousin grew up and married Betzalel ZOLTY, a former
chief rabbi of Jerusalem.

We knew that Rebbetzin ZOLTY's brother, Yaakov, was one of the martyred of
Hebron, in 1929, having made Aliyah a short time before his tragic end.

Though the rabbi that spoke called him Yerachmiel (it was Yaakov's father
who was named Yerachmiel), it was clear that he was speaking of Dov's
cousin.

Here is the story he related: An emissary came to Chicago to persuade the
Jews there to make Aliyah. Yaakov's father was so impressed that he took his
son there, and enrolled him in the Chevron Yeshiva, where the famous Sabba
(Grandfather) of Slobodka was Rosh Yeshiva. He told his son that the rest of
the family would come to live in Israel after one year. During this year,
the terrible Hebron massacre took place and Yaakov was axed to death, aged
20.

The emissary felt responsible, and so avoided returning to Chicago. Yaakov's
father was traveling on business and met the emissary. He asked him, "Why do
you never come to Chicago, anymore?"

The emissary responded that he couldn't face Reb WEXLER, that he felt
utterly responsible for his young son's death.

Reb WEXLER responded, "Quite the contrary! I am most grateful to you for
having given my son, in the last year of his young life, the chance to learn
in the Holy Land, at the famous Chevron Yeshiva, with the Sabba of Slobodka.
How many other 20 year olds >from Chicago could have reached such heights of
learning and holiness?"

Dov ran home (we live a short distance >from the shul where this event was
held) to get his genealogy folder, which includes photos of the WEXLERs. He
waylaid the rabbi to show him what he had and the rabbi was blown away to
find out that listening to his speech was none other than Yaakov WEXLER's
cousin, Dov. Dov informed the rabbi that Rav ZOLTY's son, the nephew of
Yaakov WEXLER is the Rosh Kollel of the branch of Chevron Yeshiva in
Jerusalem. We've had sporadic contact with him.

And Dov had wanted to leave early...

Varda Epstein
Efrat
Israel


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Yaakov Wexler Z"L- A Story #general

Dov & Varda <yknow@...>
 

Night before last my husband and I attended the first yahrzeit ceremony for
the Rosh Yeshiva of Netiv Meir Yeshiva in Jerusalem. He was vacationing with
his family at the Sea of Galilee, got sucked under by a whirlpool and
drowned at age 50. I've been a regular at his wife's Shabbos classes on
Kings 1 and 2, since we moved to our present community of Efrat, three years
ago, and Chaya, the widow, has been very helpful and kind to me.

The first speaker was a bit boring, and when he finished, my husband
motioned to me >from across the room that he wanted to leave. I motioned back
that I was staying, that he could leave if he wanted. He motioned back that
if I was staying, he'd stay, too.

The next rabbi is the one that became Rosh Yeshiva after the death of my
friend's husband. All the rabbis that spoke used a similar subject matter:
tragedies can be viewed in a positive light with creative thought. He starts
off with a story that began in Chicago, my husband's hometown. I looked at
him, and we both perked up our ears.

We were both in shock as he began to relate a story about Dov's (my husband)
cousins, the WEXLERs. Dov's mother remembers playing with her young cousin,
Essie WEXLER ZOLTY, who ended up making Aliyah with her family at a very
young age. This young cousin grew up and married Betzalel ZOLTY, a former
chief rabbi of Jerusalem.

We knew that Rebbetzin ZOLTY's brother, Yaakov, was one of the martyred of
Hebron, in 1929, having made Aliyah a short time before his tragic end.

Though the rabbi that spoke called him Yerachmiel (it was Yaakov's father
who was named Yerachmiel), it was clear that he was speaking of Dov's
cousin.

Here is the story he related: An emissary came to Chicago to persuade the
Jews there to make Aliyah. Yaakov's father was so impressed that he took his
son there, and enrolled him in the Chevron Yeshiva, where the famous Sabba
(Grandfather) of Slobodka was Rosh Yeshiva. He told his son that the rest of
the family would come to live in Israel after one year. During this year,
the terrible Hebron massacre took place and Yaakov was axed to death, aged
20.

The emissary felt responsible, and so avoided returning to Chicago. Yaakov's
father was traveling on business and met the emissary. He asked him, "Why do
you never come to Chicago, anymore?"

The emissary responded that he couldn't face Reb WEXLER, that he felt
utterly responsible for his young son's death.

Reb WEXLER responded, "Quite the contrary! I am most grateful to you for
having given my son, in the last year of his young life, the chance to learn
in the Holy Land, at the famous Chevron Yeshiva, with the Sabba of Slobodka.
How many other 20 year olds >from Chicago could have reached such heights of
learning and holiness?"

Dov ran home (we live a short distance >from the shul where this event was
held) to get his genealogy folder, which includes photos of the WEXLERs. He
waylaid the rabbi to show him what he had and the rabbi was blown away to
find out that listening to his speech was none other than Yaakov WEXLER's
cousin, Dov. Dov informed the rabbi that Rav ZOLTY's son, the nephew of
Yaakov WEXLER is the Rosh Kollel of the branch of Chevron Yeshiva in
Jerusalem. We've had sporadic contact with him.

And Dov had wanted to leave early...

Varda Epstein
Efrat
Israel


Something "like" WEICZORK or WIECZORK #general

N. Ring-Kendrick <adamsny@...>
 

While on vacation in the area where I grew up I conversed with someone
who knew about the RING family. In short, he confirmed without a doubt
that my grandfather's surname was not RING. When I asked what the
surname might have been the response was; "something like WEICZORK or
WIECZORK." In searching JewishGen and JRI-Poland I have been unable to
locate anything that seems to be close. Apparently, the name was
legally changed to RING in Bellevue, PA.

Would any of you kind Genner's have an idea of what this surname might
be and an appropriate spelling? If so, please respond privately to
adamsny@email.com.

Thanks for your time and any response.

Nancy Ring-Kendrick
Port Orange, FL
Member: Society of American Archivists and Florida Society of Archivists.
http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/k/e/n/Nancy-R-Kendrick/?Welcome=1019904850


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Something "like" WEICZORK or WIECZORK #general

N. Ring-Kendrick <adamsny@...>
 

While on vacation in the area where I grew up I conversed with someone
who knew about the RING family. In short, he confirmed without a doubt
that my grandfather's surname was not RING. When I asked what the
surname might have been the response was; "something like WEICZORK or
WIECZORK." In searching JewishGen and JRI-Poland I have been unable to
locate anything that seems to be close. Apparently, the name was
legally changed to RING in Bellevue, PA.

Would any of you kind Genner's have an idea of what this surname might
be and an appropriate spelling? If so, please respond privately to
adamsny@email.com.

Thanks for your time and any response.

Nancy Ring-Kendrick
Port Orange, FL
Member: Society of American Archivists and Florida Society of Archivists.
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Minsk Newspapers #belarus

Scott Rosenberg <sdavidr@...>
 

Hi. I'm seeking a list of Jewish newspapers published or available in
the city of Minsk in the mid-1890's. Does anyone know of such a list?

Thank You,

Scott Rosenberg
Minnesota, USA
Searching: SOSNITZER, LITVIN/LITWIN (all spellings), LEVITAN (all
spellings), Bobroisk and Smorgon, Belarus; GLICKMAN/GLECKMAN (or other
spellings) Kholopenichi, Vitebsk, Smorgon and Minsk, Belarus; and
Minnesota, Seattle, Washington and Chicago, Illinois, USA; and
MoisesVille, Argentina.


Belarus SIG #Belarus Minsk Newspapers #belarus

Scott Rosenberg <sdavidr@...>
 

Hi. I'm seeking a list of Jewish newspapers published or available in
the city of Minsk in the mid-1890's. Does anyone know of such a list?

Thank You,

Scott Rosenberg
Minnesota, USA
Searching: SOSNITZER, LITVIN/LITWIN (all spellings), LEVITAN (all
spellings), Bobroisk and Smorgon, Belarus; GLICKMAN/GLECKMAN (or other
spellings) Kholopenichi, Vitebsk, Smorgon and Minsk, Belarus; and
Minnesota, Seattle, Washington and Chicago, Illinois, USA; and
MoisesVille, Argentina.


Marty SILVERMAN from Brooklyn, NY; USA #general

cromrider@juno.com <cromrider@...>
 

I have a copy of a WWII Navy picture with the caption reading "Recruit Training, Company 19". I have no idea where the picture was taken. Many of the young men have signed the back, one being a Marty SILVERMAN >from Brooklyn, New York. Since this picture belonged to my father, I would say that Marty Silverman would be in his late 70's if he were still living.

If anyone knows this gentleman, please get in touch with me at cromrider@aol.com and *not* at my Juno address above.

Carol Rombro Rider Baltiimore, Maryland USA CRomRider@aol.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Marty SILVERMAN from Brooklyn, NY; USA #general

cromrider@juno.com <cromrider@...>
 

I have a copy of a WWII Navy picture with the caption reading "Recruit Training, Company 19". I have no idea where the picture was taken. Many of the young men have signed the back, one being a Marty SILVERMAN >from Brooklyn, New York. Since this picture belonged to my father, I would say that Marty Silverman would be in his late 70's if he were still living.

If anyone knows this gentleman, please get in touch with me at cromrider@aol.com and *not* at my Juno address above.

Carol Rombro Rider Baltiimore, Maryland USA CRomRider@aol.com


Re: A name in Cyrillic: PACHOW?? #general

Marx, Jonathan Schreiner <John@...>
 

Yes, I checked my Russian script again and family passports. (It's been a
while). It does look more like a P than the Ja. So it could be Pakhov or
Pochov instead of Yakov.

Jonathan Schreiner Marx

Elk Grove, CA


Re: Processing at Castle Garden #general

NFatouros@...
 

On June 25,04 Stew Driller (sdriller@nyc.rr.com) asked for information about
Castle Garden and received several helpful replies.

I want to suggest that he also try to find a copy of "Voices >from the
Yiddish" edited by Irving Howe and Eliezer Greenberg. In this volume there is an
essay entitled "First Days in America" by Israel Kopeloff of Brobruisk, who was a
friend of the Yiddishist and erstwhile social radical Chaim Zhitlowsky.
Kopeleloff desribes in some detail the filth and lice in the Castle Garden
building, which reminded him of the arsenal of Brobrisk'castle and recounts his
adventures trying to find work in order to get away >from it and establish himself
in the "Golden Nation."

Naomi Fatouros (nee FELDMAN)
Bloomington, Indiana
NFatouros@aol.com
BELKOWSKY,BIELKOWSKY, BILKOWSKI, Odessa,St. Petersburg,Berdichev,
Kiev;ROTHSTEIN, Kremenchug;FRASCH,Kiev;LIBERMAN,Moscow;FELDMAN, Pinsk;
SCHUTZ, RETTIG, WAHL, Shcherets;LEVY, WEIL, Mulhouse; SAS/SASS,Podwolochisk;
RAPOPORT, Tarnopol, Podwolochisk, RADOMYSL?; BEHAM, Salok, Kharkov;
WOLPIANSKY, Ostryna.