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Czar's Army & Czarina's Guard Records? #general

Claire Sztern <claire.sztern@...>
 

Hello !

I'm wondering if a register of the Jews who were in the Czar's army exists, and if
yes where I could find it.

I'm looking for my great grandfather Herszek (or Hersh) HANDKAN. He would most
probably be born in Garwolin (near Lublin) or Warsaw and was a Cohen. According to
his children and grandchildren, he had many medals and really distinguished
himself (moreover he was very tall), which made him enter the Czarina's guard. He
was in the army for 15 years, so since he had probably stopped when he married my
great grand mother Zlata WODOWSKA in 1892, he served under Alexander II and
Alexander III(and the czarina would be Marya Fedorovna).

After leaving he became a station master in Garwolin. Much later, when already he
had children, he was attacked by Cossacks, but their chief told them to leave him
alone. It is not clear if they knew each other, or if the chief was impressed by
his medals. He died in July 1939 in Garwolin.

Does anyone know at what age the people started the army at that time?
It would help me situate his birth year.

His sixth child Hanoch, born around 1914, was in the Polish army during WW2 and
died in 1939. I would be interested in anything about that too.

Hag purim sameach!

Claire Sztern, Paris, France
claire.sztern@gmail.com


KOPALOFF vs. KARPILOFF #general

Hilary Henkin <hilary@...>
 

Dear group,
My greatgrandfather was Meyer LAPIDUS. According to family stories, he had a
brother named Nachum KARPILOFF.

I was contacted by someone in England whose father was a LAPIDUS. As we chatted,
it turned out he had michpocha KOPALOFF.

We didn't find an immediate link, but as you can surmise, I'm convinced that the
dual surnames is more than coincidence -- but that's not my question.

Taking into consideration the American and British accents, can anyone hypothesize
which KARPILOFF / KOPALOFF surname "begat" the other? Or the origin of the name?
Both families are >from the Ukraine - Mariupol area.

Regards,
Hilary Henkin
Atlanta, Georgia


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Czar's Army & Czarina's Guard Records? #general

Claire Sztern <claire.sztern@...>
 

Hello !

I'm wondering if a register of the Jews who were in the Czar's army exists, and if
yes where I could find it.

I'm looking for my great grandfather Herszek (or Hersh) HANDKAN. He would most
probably be born in Garwolin (near Lublin) or Warsaw and was a Cohen. According to
his children and grandchildren, he had many medals and really distinguished
himself (moreover he was very tall), which made him enter the Czarina's guard. He
was in the army for 15 years, so since he had probably stopped when he married my
great grand mother Zlata WODOWSKA in 1892, he served under Alexander II and
Alexander III(and the czarina would be Marya Fedorovna).

After leaving he became a station master in Garwolin. Much later, when already he
had children, he was attacked by Cossacks, but their chief told them to leave him
alone. It is not clear if they knew each other, or if the chief was impressed by
his medals. He died in July 1939 in Garwolin.

Does anyone know at what age the people started the army at that time?
It would help me situate his birth year.

His sixth child Hanoch, born around 1914, was in the Polish army during WW2 and
died in 1939. I would be interested in anything about that too.

Hag purim sameach!

Claire Sztern, Paris, France
claire.sztern@gmail.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen KOPALOFF vs. KARPILOFF #general

Hilary Henkin <hilary@...>
 

Dear group,
My greatgrandfather was Meyer LAPIDUS. According to family stories, he had a
brother named Nachum KARPILOFF.

I was contacted by someone in England whose father was a LAPIDUS. As we chatted,
it turned out he had michpocha KOPALOFF.

We didn't find an immediate link, but as you can surmise, I'm convinced that the
dual surnames is more than coincidence -- but that's not my question.

Taking into consideration the American and British accents, can anyone hypothesize
which KARPILOFF / KOPALOFF surname "begat" the other? Or the origin of the name?
Both families are >from the Ukraine - Mariupol area.

Regards,
Hilary Henkin
Atlanta, Georgia


Naturalizations Records at Kew - Assistance #general

Hilary Henkin <hilary@...>
 

Dear fellow researchers,
"Nu, What's Nu" ezine recently mentioned that the London Gazette has been
digitized and put online, for 1900 - 1979. They published legal notices,
including naturalizations. The issues are fully text-searchable.

I found two men who may be relatives, and would like to get copies of their
naturalization papers.

According to the JewishGenInfoFile (yes, some of us do check them before
posting!), those records are at the Public Records Office at Kew. Also according
to the InfoFile, the Office doesn't do requests by mail; you must go there.

If anyone's planning to go there sometime soon, and might have a little bit of
time, could you check these two records for me? I have the exact dates of
naturalization (in 1926 and 1932) and the surname is rare, so the search shouldn't
be difficult.

I will of course pay for out-of-pocket expenses, and/or offer reciprocal research.

Hilary Henkin
Atlanta, Georgia

PS - if there's a way for me to do this myself, I'd be glad to know the procedure
--. If you want to check the Gazette, the link is:
<http://www.gazettes-online.co.uk/generalArchive.asp?webType=0>. Under the
heading, "Full Archive" click on <Search Archive>.


Looking for 1940 Death & Burial in Israel #general

Claire Sztern <claire.sztern@...>
 

Shalom!

I would like to know how to do to look for a death record and/or a burial in
Israel. I'm looking for those of my great great great grandfather Rabbi Moshe
David Frances of Saloniki. He was born in 1853(or around) in Saloniki, Greece, and
died in 1940 in Jerusalem, Bikur Holim Hospital. My grandmother says he was buried
at the Mount of Olives, but how to know where?

Any information would be great!

Hag Purim sameach

Claire,
Paris, France
claire.sztern@gmail.com


Rashi's Brother? #general

Claire Sztern <claire.sztern@...>
 

Hi!

I'm looking for infos about Shimon, the brother of Rashi. I've seen his name
several times, but never any detail. Did he live a very ordinary life, did he die
young, I don't know... I would be interested to know though!

Claire Sztern, Paris, France
claire.sztern@gmail.com


Looking for Anne HART #general

Lilli Sprintz <spri0037@...>
 

Anne Hart is the publisher of a book on genetics whom I corresponded with last
year.

Anne, if you see this post, I have lost your email address and would love to talk
with you again.

If anyone else knows her email address, would you be kind enough to send it to me.

Thanks.

Lilli Sprintz
spri0037@tc.umn.edu


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Naturalizations Records at Kew - Assistance #general

Hilary Henkin <hilary@...>
 

Dear fellow researchers,
"Nu, What's Nu" ezine recently mentioned that the London Gazette has been
digitized and put online, for 1900 - 1979. They published legal notices,
including naturalizations. The issues are fully text-searchable.

I found two men who may be relatives, and would like to get copies of their
naturalization papers.

According to the JewishGenInfoFile (yes, some of us do check them before
posting!), those records are at the Public Records Office at Kew. Also according
to the InfoFile, the Office doesn't do requests by mail; you must go there.

If anyone's planning to go there sometime soon, and might have a little bit of
time, could you check these two records for me? I have the exact dates of
naturalization (in 1926 and 1932) and the surname is rare, so the search shouldn't
be difficult.

I will of course pay for out-of-pocket expenses, and/or offer reciprocal research.

Hilary Henkin
Atlanta, Georgia

PS - if there's a way for me to do this myself, I'd be glad to know the procedure
--. If you want to check the Gazette, the link is:
<http://www.gazettes-online.co.uk/generalArchive.asp?webType=0>. Under the
heading, "Full Archive" click on <Search Archive>.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Looking for 1940 Death & Burial in Israel #general

Claire Sztern <claire.sztern@...>
 

Shalom!

I would like to know how to do to look for a death record and/or a burial in
Israel. I'm looking for those of my great great great grandfather Rabbi Moshe
David Frances of Saloniki. He was born in 1853(or around) in Saloniki, Greece, and
died in 1940 in Jerusalem, Bikur Holim Hospital. My grandmother says he was buried
at the Mount of Olives, but how to know where?

Any information would be great!

Hag Purim sameach

Claire,
Paris, France
claire.sztern@gmail.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Rashi's Brother? #general

Claire Sztern <claire.sztern@...>
 

Hi!

I'm looking for infos about Shimon, the brother of Rashi. I've seen his name
several times, but never any detail. Did he live a very ordinary life, did he die
young, I don't know... I would be interested to know though!

Claire Sztern, Paris, France
claire.sztern@gmail.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Looking for Anne HART #general

Lilli Sprintz <spri0037@...>
 

Anne Hart is the publisher of a book on genetics whom I corresponded with last
year.

Anne, if you see this post, I have lost your email address and would love to talk
with you again.

If anyone else knows her email address, would you be kind enough to send it to me.

Thanks.

Lilli Sprintz
spri0037@tc.umn.edu


Visit to Sejny #general

Dorfleiv@...
 

I am hoping to visit South Western Lithuania this June and would like to cross
the border to spend 1 or 2 days in Sejny. If you have had recent experience of
the Ogrodniki border crossing recently, I would like to know if border delays are
still a problem.

I am also looking for a researcher/translator who could help me while there.
Many thanks.

Dorothy Leivers


Kamaments Podolskiy #general

Mountain Club Landlord <mclub_apts@...>
 

Hello. I'd like to speak with anyone who has recently (within the past 5 yrs) been
to Kamaments Podolskiy nr Kiev, Ukraine on a ancestry research trip.

I've been in contact with the archives and am saddened that so many records have
been lost in the fire and that others will never be made available to the public
again.

I am interested to know if those who have been to kamaments have taken photos of
whatever jewish cemetaries (& all remaining tombstones) exist. I am trying to
locate my great great great great (4 greats) grandparents who came >from kamaments
and any of their siblings. The surnames involved are SIROTA/SEROTA and Trontz.
Thank you for your help - I already looked through all available databases on
jewishgen.

Cindy Rosengarten, London (Surrey) England UK
Originally >from NJ USA
Researching: Trontz, Sirota, Rudnitzky, Slonin, Pomarlen


Kitchener Internment Camp for Jewish Refugees in Kent #general

Chantal Auerbach <chantal.auerbach@...>
 

Dear all,

Would anyone be able to tell me if there is any resource that one can go to , to
find details of internees at the above camp?

I have done various searches via the internet and I have drawn a blank.

Any help greatly appreciated.

Chantal Auerbach London UK


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Visit to Sejny #general

Dorfleiv@...
 

I am hoping to visit South Western Lithuania this June and would like to cross
the border to spend 1 or 2 days in Sejny. If you have had recent experience of
the Ogrodniki border crossing recently, I would like to know if border delays are
still a problem.

I am also looking for a researcher/translator who could help me while there.
Many thanks.

Dorothy Leivers


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Kamaments Podolskiy #general

Mountain Club Landlord <mclub_apts@...>
 

Hello. I'd like to speak with anyone who has recently (within the past 5 yrs) been
to Kamaments Podolskiy nr Kiev, Ukraine on a ancestry research trip.

I've been in contact with the archives and am saddened that so many records have
been lost in the fire and that others will never be made available to the public
again.

I am interested to know if those who have been to kamaments have taken photos of
whatever jewish cemetaries (& all remaining tombstones) exist. I am trying to
locate my great great great great (4 greats) grandparents who came >from kamaments
and any of their siblings. The surnames involved are SIROTA/SEROTA and Trontz.
Thank you for your help - I already looked through all available databases on
jewishgen.

Cindy Rosengarten, London (Surrey) England UK
Originally >from NJ USA
Researching: Trontz, Sirota, Rudnitzky, Slonin, Pomarlen


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Kitchener Internment Camp for Jewish Refugees in Kent #general

Chantal Auerbach <chantal.auerbach@...>
 

Dear all,

Would anyone be able to tell me if there is any resource that one can go to , to
find details of internees at the above camp?

I have done various searches via the internet and I have drawn a blank.

Any help greatly appreciated.

Chantal Auerbach London UK


BLUMENBERG Breakthrough/Ignored E-Mails #general

Leslie Weinberg <artsoul@...>
 

First of all, a multitude of thanks to JewishGen Family Finder. After finding out
that my grandfather's sister's married name was BLUMENBERG, important especially
since I am trying to find her son who got to Israel in the 30s,I contacted another
researcher also searching Blumenberg >from Tyczyn. To my amazement, he emailed me
to tell me that my grandfather's sister's husband was his grandmother's brother.
His brother has done extensive research and went to Tyczyn in the 80s and copied
several documents. He told me that they have translated two of the birth
certificates of Hene and Jonas, my grandfather's sister and his grandmother's
brother, and there were two girls listed, born in 1923 and 1925. I was
flabbergasted. I had thought there was only one child, the son I was looking for.
He said there are also birth certificates for "other children". I am a little
surprised that they have sat for all these years without translation. I told him
that just as I was surprised that there were other children, I thought he would be
just as surprised that there was a son who got out of Poland might and he might
still be alive. I asked him about having the other birth certificates looked at
to see if he could find the name of the son. Even more incredible is the fact
that my grandmother had told me that my grandfather's nephew, who had been located
by a friend in Israel in 1945 had said that with the War over, he might be going
to Russia to find "other siblings". I had discounted it, believing he was an only
child, but with the information that there were siblings, it is very possible that
some of the family got out to Russia, just as he got to Israel. This man also told
me that Hene's husband had gone to France, and died there. I emailed and asked
why and when, and what happened to the rest of the family?? I know there are a
lot of you out there who would feel, as I did, that you had just reached that pot
of gold. I was so excited!
However, this man has ignored my last couple of emails, he has just
disappeared. One would think I was a long lost relative appearing on the scene
for my inheritance. I am now so frustrated I don't know what to do. This man may
well hold the key to my grandfather's nephew and possibly other survivors as well.
His last comment in the second of only two emails I received, was that most of his
family was presumed killed in the Holocaust, although it is a large family, and
some did get to the U.S. in time. Well, I wouldn't presume anything at this
point, and if there are survivors, they may not know we exist any more than we
knew about them till now, since my grandfather was always "mute" about home and
family. My own uncle, his son, didn't even know there was a first cousin who got
to Israel! Any suggestions here? I feel like a carrot has been dangled in front
of my nose and then taken away!!!
Leslie Weinberg

Searching EISEN, BLUMENBERG (Tyczyn, Nagyvarad), REISS, NOVEMBER (Nagyvarad)
DANSKOY (Nehzin, Russia)


Where is 'Kirchsmequ'? #general

Alan Hale <alanmhale@...>
 

I have found a couple of copies of my great grandfathers naturalization record.
The clearest (the original! ggggrrr) disappeared when my grandmother passed away.
As near as my fellow searchers and I can tell this is the location:

Kirchsmequ, Russia

Does this sound like anything possible? My great grandfather was never educated,
so i'm not sure he knew how to speel correctly. In family oral tradition (handed
down >from him) he came >from Lithuania (supposed Cozna/Kosno, we believe Kovno),
but on his naturalization papers you see above what he put. On 2 US Census
records he lsits being >from Russia-Poland.

Thank you for your time, energy and help

Alan Hale