Date   

OPPENHEIM / SIMON / GOLDMAN(N) / CASSEL (CASSELLA) #general

Hanna Goldmann
 

Dear Readers,
 
Henriette Oppenheim b: 1786 in Frankfurt/Main, d: 1876
in Fauerbach?, married to Gottschalk Simon (1780 -
1857). Their son: Louis (Loew, Ludwig) Simon
(1818-1859) married to Henriette Goldman(n)
(1819-1881), daughter of M.L. Goldman(n). I'm looking
for the parents/origin of Mayer (Meyer, Meier, Majer)
Lazarus Goldman(n), b: 1788/1792?, d: 1879 in
Friedberg (Hessen) married to Bella Rachel Cassel
(Cassella) in 1814 and the parents of Henriette
Oppenheim in Frankfurt/Main, b: 1786.

I'll be glad to share my info. Any help is greatly
appreciated.

Hanna
 
Searching also for Cahn.

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JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen OPPENHEIM / SIMON / GOLDMAN(N) / CASSEL (CASSELLA) #general

Hanna Goldmann
 

Dear Readers,
 
Henriette Oppenheim b: 1786 in Frankfurt/Main, d: 1876
in Fauerbach?, married to Gottschalk Simon (1780 -
1857). Their son: Louis (Loew, Ludwig) Simon
(1818-1859) married to Henriette Goldman(n)
(1819-1881), daughter of M.L. Goldman(n). I'm looking
for the parents/origin of Mayer (Meyer, Meier, Majer)
Lazarus Goldman(n), b: 1788/1792?, d: 1879 in
Friedberg (Hessen) married to Bella Rachel Cassel
(Cassella) in 1814 and the parents of Henriette
Oppenheim in Frankfurt/Main, b: 1786.

I'll be glad to share my info. Any help is greatly
appreciated.

Hanna
 
Searching also for Cahn.

MODERATOR NOTE: Chances of success in your research will be greatly
enhanced if you register the name(s) you are searching for in
the JewishGen Family Finder. Go to www.jewishgen.org/jgff


WWI Alien Registration: Russian immigrants #general

scperkins <SPerkins@...>
 

Hello:

Russia required all male Russian immigrants in USA and Canada to register
at a Russian Consulate during WWI. Not sure if they did the same during
the Russo-Japanese War. These can be located through the American Society
of Germans >from Russia Historical Society. Under Russian law you were
elligible for Russian military service if a grandparent had been a Russian
citizen. This was the same rule for eligibility to vote in some recent
Russian elections. Not sure if it is still the law.

Regards,

Steven C. Perkins


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen WWI Alien Registration: Russian immigrants #general

scperkins <SPerkins@...>
 

Hello:

Russia required all male Russian immigrants in USA and Canada to register
at a Russian Consulate during WWI. Not sure if they did the same during
the Russo-Japanese War. These can be located through the American Society
of Germans >from Russia Historical Society. Under Russian law you were
elligible for Russian military service if a grandparent had been a Russian
citizen. This was the same rule for eligibility to vote in some recent
Russian elections. Not sure if it is still the law.

Regards,

Steven C. Perkins


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Breaking News - Mitzvah for the New Year!! #ukraine

Flo Elman
 

Dear Mitzvah Makers!
On Sept. 2nd, I wrote our List in an effort to locate Bella Speier, (last
seen just after the Holocaust). It was on the long, cold march >from Stutthof
that Bella saved Mildred Greenspoon in a hay wagon when Mildred became too
ill to walk. Mildred is now elderly & ailing. She remembered that Bella
married a Rogers & moved to Australia after the war. She is hoping to find
this very special person & speak to her again. In my message to the Ukraine
SIG, I mentioned how wonderful it would be if we could perform a new year's
mitzvah, & reunite these women before Rosh Hashonah. I received a number of
friendly suggestions, & to those writers, I say thank you for your
responses.

** The exciting break-through came in a letter >from Nigel Meinrath who
forwarded a family tree that "possibly" had the right information. I sent it
on to Mildred's daughter, my friend, & passed on the suggestion that she
call the Melbourne Chevra Kadisha. I was pretty sure Bella's husband was in
their records, & that we could pinpoint her whereabouts. Today, only FOUR
days after beginning the search, I received an email >from my friend. It
read: "YES!!! I'm waiting to hear back >from Bella's son Myron. He is a
neuro-surgeon and currently in surgery. Hope I can talk to her as well! Will
keep you posted."

It appears that we really have performed our mitzvah!! (Many, many thanks
Nigel!!) I will follow up with an account of how their reunion proceeds from
here.

L'shana tova to all of you - health, peace, & the warmth of friendship ....
& not least, Happy Hunting Researchers!

Best regards,
Florence Elman
Ukraine SIG Coordinator
haflo@...


Breaking News - Mitzvah for the New Year!! #ukraine

Flo Elman
 

Dear Mitzvah Makers!
On Sept. 2nd, I wrote our List in an effort to locate Bella Speier, (last
seen just after the Holocaust). It was on the long, cold march >from Stutthof
that Bella saved Mildred Greenspoon in a hay wagon when Mildred became too
ill to walk. Mildred is now elderly & ailing. She remembered that Bella
married a Rogers & moved to Australia after the war. She is hoping to find
this very special person & speak to her again. In my message to the Ukraine
SIG, I mentioned how wonderful it would be if we could perform a new year's
mitzvah, & reunite these women before Rosh Hashonah. I received a number of
friendly suggestions, & to those writers, I say thank you for your
responses.

** The exciting break-through came in a letter >from Nigel Meinrath who
forwarded a family tree that "possibly" had the right information. I sent it
on to Mildred's daughter, my friend, & passed on the suggestion that she
call the Melbourne Chevra Kadisha. I was pretty sure Bella's husband was in
their records, & that we could pinpoint her whereabouts. Today, only FOUR
days after beginning the search, I received an email >from my friend. It
read: "YES!!! I'm waiting to hear back >from Bella's son Myron. He is a
neuro-surgeon and currently in surgery. Hope I can talk to her as well! Will
keep you posted."

It appears that we really have performed our mitzvah!! (Many, many thanks
Nigel!!) I will follow up with an account of how their reunion proceeds from
here.

L'shana tova to all of you - health, peace, & the warmth of friendship ....
& not least, Happy Hunting Researchers!

Best regards,
Florence Elman
Ukraine SIG Coordinator
haflo@...


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Mikhail Efimovich LEVIN #ukraine

Lowell Nigoff <killshot@...>
 

Greetings,

I am looking for a "Mikhail Efimovich Levin" who emigrated to the US from
the Ukraine in about 1970. I misposted this a couple of weeks ago. I didn't
have his full name.

I got replies about how to search, but have not been successful.

Please reply privately is you know this person.

Thanks to all for your patience and help.

Lowell Nigoff
Lexington, Kentucky USA

Researching,
ALTSHULER (Rogachev, Belarus)
GORELICK (Rogachev, Belarus - Kiev, Ukraine)
KACZE, KACHKA (Stepan - Poland-Russia)
NIGOFF, NIEGOWSKY, NIGOWSKI (Rezicze or Rechitsa, Russia)
MAISEL (Ekaterinoslav, Ukraine)
ZUCKERMAN, TZUCKERMAN (Feodosia, Ekaterinoslav, Ukraine)

To see my family tree go to:
http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/n/i/g/Lowell-Nigoff/index.html?
Welcome=1065264103


Mikhail Efimovich LEVIN #ukraine

Lowell Nigoff <killshot@...>
 

Greetings,

I am looking for a "Mikhail Efimovich Levin" who emigrated to the US from
the Ukraine in about 1970. I misposted this a couple of weeks ago. I didn't
have his full name.

I got replies about how to search, but have not been successful.

Please reply privately is you know this person.

Thanks to all for your patience and help.

Lowell Nigoff
Lexington, Kentucky USA

Researching,
ALTSHULER (Rogachev, Belarus)
GORELICK (Rogachev, Belarus - Kiev, Ukraine)
KACZE, KACHKA (Stepan - Poland-Russia)
NIGOFF, NIEGOWSKY, NIGOWSKI (Rezicze or Rechitsa, Russia)
MAISEL (Ekaterinoslav, Ukraine)
ZUCKERMAN, TZUCKERMAN (Feodosia, Ekaterinoslav, Ukraine)

To see my family tree go to:
http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/n/i/g/Lowell-Nigoff/index.html?
Welcome=1065264103


September 12 JGSNY meeting #lodz #poland

Gloria Berkenstat <gitl_leah@...>
 

On Sunday, September 12th at 2 pm, the Jewish
Genealogical Society of New York will present Stanley
M. Diamond, founder of Jewish Records Indexing-Poland
(JRI-Poland), a project to index all of the Jewish
vital records in pre-World War Two Poland. He will
discuss how he has combined genetic, medical and
genealogical research in documenting the
Beta-Thalassemia trait in his extended family and the
different methods and special responsibilities
involved in this research.

Stanley Diamond began his genealogical research to
document the incidence of the Beta-Thalassemia trait
that causes an inherited blood disorder that can cause
anemia. His interest in genealogical research related
genetics was instrumental in the creation of
JRI-Poland.

The meetings of the Jewish Genealogical Society of New
York take place at the Center for Jewish History
located at 15 West 16th Street between 5th and 6th
Avenues. The Center’s Genealogy Institute will be
open >from 12:30 to 2:00 on September 12th for
networking with other researchers and access to
resource materials and computers.

There is no entry fee for JGSNY members; the fee for
non-members is $3.

For more information contact the Jewish Genealogical
Society at info@... or call 212-294-8326.


Lodz Area Research Group #Lodz #Poland September 12 JGSNY meeting #lodz #poland

Gloria Berkenstat <gitl_leah@...>
 

On Sunday, September 12th at 2 pm, the Jewish
Genealogical Society of New York will present Stanley
M. Diamond, founder of Jewish Records Indexing-Poland
(JRI-Poland), a project to index all of the Jewish
vital records in pre-World War Two Poland. He will
discuss how he has combined genetic, medical and
genealogical research in documenting the
Beta-Thalassemia trait in his extended family and the
different methods and special responsibilities
involved in this research.

Stanley Diamond began his genealogical research to
document the incidence of the Beta-Thalassemia trait
that causes an inherited blood disorder that can cause
anemia. His interest in genealogical research related
genetics was instrumental in the creation of
JRI-Poland.

The meetings of the Jewish Genealogical Society of New
York take place at the Center for Jewish History
located at 15 West 16th Street between 5th and 6th
Avenues. The Center’s Genealogy Institute will be
open >from 12:30 to 2:00 on September 12th for
networking with other researchers and access to
resource materials and computers.

There is no entry fee for JGSNY members; the fee for
non-members is $3.

For more information contact the Jewish Genealogical
Society at info@... or call 212-294-8326.


Synagogues of Slovakia, Budapest and north Peru #general

Rona Michelson <rona@...>
 

PowerPoint presentations on them and other subjects are available at this
website:

http://www.guyshachar.com/pps_dl.htm

Shana Tova,

Rona Michelson
Modi'in Israel


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Synagogues of Slovakia, Budapest and north Peru #general

Rona Michelson <rona@...>
 

PowerPoint presentations on them and other subjects are available at this
website:

http://www.guyshachar.com/pps_dl.htm

Shana Tova,

Rona Michelson
Modi'in Israel


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Re: Learning Original Surname #ukraine

Doug Cohen
 

Names were never never never changed at Ellis Island. Manifest forms were
filled out on board ship, and only checked off by the Ellis Island
personnel. Name changes usually took place as part of the naturalization
process, some 7+ years after immigration.

Find your immigrant ancestor's naturalization papers; they will tell you
the name under which s/he immigrated -- and the ship so that you can find
the immigration manifest.

Naturalization papers will be filed in the archives of the appropriate
court. Where did your immigrant ancestor reside? US Archives for that area
will have the naturalization papers.

Good luck.

Doug Cohen
Lexington, MA
DMC@...

----- Original Message -----
From: <CheriUnger@...>

I've just started to research my mother's family who came form (we think)
Fastov, Ukraine.
One of my major problems is that I have no idea what the family's original
name was.

It was "Americanized" to BELOFF when they hit Ellis Island and as of now,
they have no relationship to other Beloff's.

Can anyone give me some help in determining the original name?
Thanks,

Cheri Ungerleider


Re: Learning Original Surname #ukraine

Doug Cohen
 

Names were never never never changed at Ellis Island. Manifest forms were
filled out on board ship, and only checked off by the Ellis Island
personnel. Name changes usually took place as part of the naturalization
process, some 7+ years after immigration.

Find your immigrant ancestor's naturalization papers; they will tell you
the name under which s/he immigrated -- and the ship so that you can find
the immigration manifest.

Naturalization papers will be filed in the archives of the appropriate
court. Where did your immigrant ancestor reside? US Archives for that area
will have the naturalization papers.

Good luck.

Doug Cohen
Lexington, MA
DMC@...

----- Original Message -----
From: <CheriUnger@...>

I've just started to research my mother's family who came form (we think)
Fastov, Ukraine.
One of my major problems is that I have no idea what the family's original
name was.

It was "Americanized" to BELOFF when they hit Ellis Island and as of now,
they have no relationship to other Beloff's.

Can anyone give me some help in determining the original name?
Thanks,

Cheri Ungerleider


Re: For our Ontario and Quebec experts #general

Barry Spinner <bspinner@...>
 

Subject: For our Ontario and Quebec experts

A question for our Ontario and Quebec experts:
I met with a cousin in New York last week concerning the
mystery of the arrival records of my great-grandfather
Aron TALALAY
He was born there in 1876. According to family history, he spent
(over the Jewish holidays) in Canada and then took the train to New York

Some 6 years ago I checked line by line of the St. Alban's
and Montreal manifests, finding no similar name that could
possibly be my GGF. Of course, a false name could have been given.

The family story is that he went to Canada to visit two
brothers there. I have never been able to find any information
on any similar name in Quebec or in Ontario.

Reply

Yes there is something new in Quebec records. Canadian census enumerators
asked questions about religion as well as ethnicity in different decades.

Glen Eker of Hamilton, Ontario is publishing a series of books that detail
Jewish residents recorded in various Canadian censuses.

He is doing this through the Ontario Genea. Society (see Toronto). So far
there are two published.
http://www.ogs.on.ca/publications/search/index.php
Jews Resident in Ontario According to the 1851 to 1901 Censuses of Canada

The book on Quebec has recently been sent to the publisher.

If one thinks that the relatives in question were in a Quebec city (or any
Ontario location) in 1901, then these publications may be of interest. Of
course all the problems of surname variation as discussed remain, but family
groupings are self-evident in these census records.

I will enquire of Mr. Eker whether he would entertain off-line queries.

Barry Spinner
President JGS - Hamilton & area


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: For our Ontario and Quebec experts #general

Barry Spinner <bspinner@...>
 

Subject: For our Ontario and Quebec experts

A question for our Ontario and Quebec experts:
I met with a cousin in New York last week concerning the
mystery of the arrival records of my great-grandfather
Aron TALALAY
He was born there in 1876. According to family history, he spent
(over the Jewish holidays) in Canada and then took the train to New York

Some 6 years ago I checked line by line of the St. Alban's
and Montreal manifests, finding no similar name that could
possibly be my GGF. Of course, a false name could have been given.

The family story is that he went to Canada to visit two
brothers there. I have never been able to find any information
on any similar name in Quebec or in Ontario.

Reply

Yes there is something new in Quebec records. Canadian census enumerators
asked questions about religion as well as ethnicity in different decades.

Glen Eker of Hamilton, Ontario is publishing a series of books that detail
Jewish residents recorded in various Canadian censuses.

He is doing this through the Ontario Genea. Society (see Toronto). So far
there are two published.
http://www.ogs.on.ca/publications/search/index.php
Jews Resident in Ontario According to the 1851 to 1901 Censuses of Canada

The book on Quebec has recently been sent to the publisher.

If one thinks that the relatives in question were in a Quebec city (or any
Ontario location) in 1901, then these publications may be of interest. Of
course all the problems of surname variation as discussed remain, but family
groupings are self-evident in these census records.

I will enquire of Mr. Eker whether he would entertain off-line queries.

Barry Spinner
President JGS - Hamilton & area


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Learning Original Surname #ukraine

CheriUnger@...
 

Hello,

I've just started to research my mother's family who came form (we think)
Fastov, Ukraine.
One of my major problems is that I have no idea what the family's original
name was.

It was "Americanized" to BELOFF when they hit Ellis Island and as of now,
they have no relationship to other Beloff's.

Can anyone give me some help in determining the original name?
Thanks,

Cheri Ungerleider
Searching: BELOFF Fastov, Ukraine

MODERATOR'S NOTE:*Subject changed by moderator. Use a relevant title so that readers
will find your message more more interesting to read.


Learning Original Surname #ukraine

CheriUnger@...
 

Hello,

I've just started to research my mother's family who came form (we think)
Fastov, Ukraine.
One of my major problems is that I have no idea what the family's original
name was.

It was "Americanized" to BELOFF when they hit Ellis Island and as of now,
they have no relationship to other Beloff's.

Can anyone give me some help in determining the original name?
Thanks,

Cheri Ungerleider
Searching: BELOFF Fastov, Ukraine

MODERATOR'S NOTE:*Subject changed by moderator. Use a relevant title so that readers
will find your message more more interesting to read.


JGSLA September 20 meeting to feature Arthur Benveniste and Sephardic Jews #general

jan meisels allen <janmallen@...>
 

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Los Angeles (JGSLA) will meet on Monday
September 20, 2004 at 7:30 p.m at the Skirball Cultural Center. The program
speaker is Arthur Benveniste talking on: Secret Jews: History and Culture of
Crypto-Jews and Their Search for Jewish Roots and Identity.

Arthur Benveniste is the past president, the Society for Crypto Judaic
Studies and co-editor, HaLapid, the Society's journal. In 1992, he was
invited by King Juan Carlos of Spain to attend the quincentennial
commemoration of the expulsion of the Jews. During this time, the edict of
expulsion was finally repealed. During that year on Tisha B'av he
participated in the first Jewish religious service in La Blanca Synagogue in
Toledo since 1391 . He has visited Jewish sites in: Spain, Portugal,
Italy, Morocco, Turkey and Greece.

In the 14th and 15th centuries, Jews of Spain and Portugal were forced to
convert to Catholicism or leave. Many families kept the knowledge of their
Jewish past for 500 years, transmitting it in secret to their children and
often continuing to practice Jewish rites covertly. Now, descendents of
these Crypto-Jews ( also known as Conversos, Marranos and Anuism) are
reconnecting with their Jewish heritage. This presentation will follow the
history of the forced conversions of Spanish and Portuguese Jews, the
emergence of Crypto-Judaism, how these communities came to the Americas, and
the discovery of their Jewish background by many Hispanics today.

This meeting is co-sponsored with the Skirball Cultural Center.

Non-members are welcome and there is no charge for attending.

Location: Skirball Cultural Center- Magnin Auditorium 2701 N. Sepulveda
Blvd.

Directions: Exit the San Diego Fwy at Skirball Center Drive. Right onto
Sepulveda Blvd. and right again into Skirball parking, opposite Center
entrance, or turn left on Herscher Drive, north of the Center, to the
underground parking lot.

For more information on the JGSLA please visit our website:
http://JGSLA.org

Jan Meisels Allen
vice president-programs, JGSLA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JGSLA September 20 meeting to feature Arthur Benveniste and Sephardic Jews #general

jan meisels allen <janmallen@...>
 

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Los Angeles (JGSLA) will meet on Monday
September 20, 2004 at 7:30 p.m at the Skirball Cultural Center. The program
speaker is Arthur Benveniste talking on: Secret Jews: History and Culture of
Crypto-Jews and Their Search for Jewish Roots and Identity.

Arthur Benveniste is the past president, the Society for Crypto Judaic
Studies and co-editor, HaLapid, the Society's journal. In 1992, he was
invited by King Juan Carlos of Spain to attend the quincentennial
commemoration of the expulsion of the Jews. During this time, the edict of
expulsion was finally repealed. During that year on Tisha B'av he
participated in the first Jewish religious service in La Blanca Synagogue in
Toledo since 1391 . He has visited Jewish sites in: Spain, Portugal,
Italy, Morocco, Turkey and Greece.

In the 14th and 15th centuries, Jews of Spain and Portugal were forced to
convert to Catholicism or leave. Many families kept the knowledge of their
Jewish past for 500 years, transmitting it in secret to their children and
often continuing to practice Jewish rites covertly. Now, descendents of
these Crypto-Jews ( also known as Conversos, Marranos and Anuism) are
reconnecting with their Jewish heritage. This presentation will follow the
history of the forced conversions of Spanish and Portuguese Jews, the
emergence of Crypto-Judaism, how these communities came to the Americas, and
the discovery of their Jewish background by many Hispanics today.

This meeting is co-sponsored with the Skirball Cultural Center.

Non-members are welcome and there is no charge for attending.

Location: Skirball Cultural Center- Magnin Auditorium 2701 N. Sepulveda
Blvd.

Directions: Exit the San Diego Fwy at Skirball Center Drive. Right onto
Sepulveda Blvd. and right again into Skirball parking, opposite Center
entrance, or turn left on Herscher Drive, north of the Center, to the
underground parking lot.

For more information on the JGSLA please visit our website:
http://JGSLA.org

Jan Meisels Allen
vice president-programs, JGSLA