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KLEPFISZ from Nemirov #general

Sarah Lasry <SrhLsr@...>
 

One of my family's surnames that I am researching, is KLEPFISZ.

My great-great grandfather, Rabbi Aharon Shlomo Zalman KLEPFISZ, Of Blessed
Memory, was the rabbi of both towns of Goworowo and Wizna, in Poland.

According to the Goworowo Yizkor book, my great-great grandfather was born in
Nemirov, in Brisk d'Lita.

I'd very much like to find vital records for my great-great grandfather and
hopefully for other members of his family in Nemirov.

The question to which I addressed myself is: where is Nemirov and how do I find
its vital records?

A cousin of mine, who is likewise interested in finding the whereabouts of Nemirov
and its vital records, has been helping me "sleuth" and we found out that:


-It is 26.5 miles WNW of Brest-Litovsk (Brisk D'Lita).

However,we were warned to be careful because there are several other listings for
Nemirov both in Poland and Belarus, but they are far >from Brest-Litovsk (Brisk
D'Lita).

Nemirov, Poland and Terespol, Poland and Brest-Litovsk (sometimes Poland and
sometimes Russia) were only about 26.5 miles apart. Further that Brest was always
a much larger town than Nemirov or Terespol. Brest had the major hospital in the
region and when people >from Nemirov or Terespol got sick, they traveled to the
hospital and doctors in Brest.

Also Brest was the major learning, business and rail road center of the region.

Nemirov was 26 miles >from Brisk, but Brisk was the big town/city in the area.

Based on the info >from the Yizkor book "born in Nemirov, in Brisk d'Lita", can we
assume that we are talking about this Nemirov (not another one)?

- It was suggested that perhaps Nemirov belonged to the Siedlice province in
Lublin district.....

According to www.jewishencyclopedia.com:

-Town in the government of Podolia, Russian Poland.

According to http://motlc.wiesenthal.com/text/x17/xm1701.html:

-A town in Vinnitsa oblast, Ukrainian SSR .

According to Where Once We Walked, Nemirov was in Ukraine, near Lvov;

You can see that there are different opinions being presented.

Are these different Nemirovs or the same town in different times, and therefore
under different geographical boundaries?

Also, a search result for the Russian Jewish Encyclopedia database on
http://www.jewishgen.org/Belarus/rje_k.htm shows :

KLEPFISH Shmuel-Zanvel 1820 Nemirovo, Grodno 1902 Warsaw Rabbi

Rabbi Shmue-l Zanvel KLEPFISZ, Ob"m , was a brother to my great-great grandfather.


According to this search result, he was born in Nemirov, as was his brother, and
Nemirovo was in Grodno, at the time.

Grodno is currently in Belarus, on the border with Poland. However, between WWI
and WWII it was part of Poland.

Where do we look for vital records? Poland? Belarus?

Please help with this and if anyone can please give specific addresses to turn to
in search of Nemirov's vital records, and details re cost(s), etc., I'd really
appreciate the information.

Thank you very much!!!

Sarah Lasry
Montreal, Canada
Researching:
BOYER (>from Seta, Lithuania)
LEVIN(E) (>from Panavezys, Lithuania)
S(Z)TERN (>from Goworowo, Lodz and Wyszkow, Poland)
KLEPFISZ (and spelling variations) (>from all over Poland and Russia)


Seeking: Charles Randolph STRAUSS #general

harry donaldson
 

Hi.
I am trying to trace my grandfather for the family geneolgy book.we do not have
much to work with but you may be able to help in some way. His name was Charles
Randolph STRAUSS and he was a seaman,he married a Jane DONALDSON in the town of
South Shields Co, Durham England in 1904 they had a son named John Donaldson who
had been conceived before they married hence the name he was given now all was
fine till the outbreak of the first world war in 1914 when he was arrested as a
German alien and interned. he was later deported back to Germany ,now our problem
is nobody seems to know where he was born,we did have a report of a sighting of
him in Cypress on his way to Israel about 1946 I know we have not a lot of
information but we are hoping
maybe you can help or advise

Thank You

Henry Donaldson
***
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Seeking: Hanka CYMBALISTA, also LEWKOWITZ #general

layla thomas <mikolayla_99@...>
 

Hello
I had an aunt that got married and moved to Berlin. Maybe somebody here has heard
of her? Her name is Hanka, she is >from Czenstochau. She should be around 80 years
now. After the war she married my uncle Motek Cymbalista, they had one son, Monek
Cymbalista, born 1946. When my uncle died she married a man named TENNENBERG who
came >from Israel. While visiting Polen Mr Tennenberg got hit by a car and died
there. After that she married a jewish man >from Berlin and moved there. I never
heard >from her again. My cousin Motek, is now called Manfred Cymbalista and lives
in Hannover Germany. Visiting my uncle Moteks grave in Fuerth Germany I noticed
that somebody had stolen his stone that covered the grave. While trying to locate
my cousin Monek I finally found him in Hannover. Sad to say his wife Erika told
me that my cousin does not speak to anybody that is jewish which includes me.
After trying to call a couple of times and also writing to him I gave up, he
refuses to speak to anybody jewish.
So maybe somebody nows Hanka? She had Asthma and should still live in Berlin. I
tried fining her thru the jewish centers in Berlin but since I do not know her new
last name they could not help me. Maybe somebody here knows of her?
I also have no address for my two cousins in the USA. There names are Gail and
Harry LEWKOWITZ. They grew up in Flusing NY. Their parents were David and Tola
LEWKOWITZ, both dead now. They had a brother Arthur who is also dead now. Four
years ago I got two emails >from Gail but I dont have her email address anymore.
She is a beautiful woman and works for a banking company.
Maybe somebody can tell them I am trying to find them.
Thank you very much.
Laja Thomas
(LEWKOWICZ/CYMBALISTA)
***
MODERATOR NOTE: The JewishGen FamilyFinder at http://www.jewishgen.org/jgff/
provides a forum for researchers to post family names they are searching


Seeking: ALTSZULER from Suwalki #general

Tony & Suford Lewis
 

In the course of researching my DONIGER family, I have come across a set of birth
and death records for ALTSZULER children in Suwalki. The father is Lejzer Mortchel
(or sometimes Mortchaj Lejzer) ALTSZULER and the mother Mariasza Chaja (a few
times just Chaja) DYKAJZER / DONAJGER / DYNAJGER (however the indexer read it).
Her patronymic is Mejerowna (3 times) or Owsiejewna (obce). These are the only
ALTSZULERs in the Suwalki records that I have been able to find. The lack of a
marriage suggests they were married elsewhere; there are many ALTSZULERs in
Marjampole.

I cannot currently fit this Mariasza Chaja into my family tree. Any suggestions
are welcome. Please respond privately unless there is something of general
interest. Thank you.

Tony Lewis
Natick, Massachusetts


Search: Descendants of Albert GINSBURG & Kate EISENBERG GINSBURG #general

Barry_Eisenberg@...
 

Genners -

I am searching for children/grandchildren of Katherine EISENBERG GINSBURG and
Albert Ginsburg. The couple lived the early years of their marriage in Bayonne,
NJ. They married in about 1920. Kate Eisenberg was born in 1897 in New Jersey.
Albert Ginsburg was born in 1888 in Pennsylvania.

Kate was the daughter of Adolph Eisenberg and Fannie NEIDITSCH Eisenberg of
Bayonne, NJ -- they immigrated >from Pinsk, Russia in the early 1890s. Kate's
sisters and brothers were named (listed oldest to youngest): Mary, Flora, Samuel
(who became a Bayonne dentist), Ida, Freda, Lillian. Any information leading to
contact with children/grandchildren of any of the people mentioned here would be
greatly appreciated. Please respond privately via e-mail (Beyesn@aol.com).

Thank you,
Barry Eisenberg
Rockville, MD
Beyesn@aol.com

Searching: SAMUREN/EISENBERG (Pinsk, Belarus; Bayonne, NJ), GLADSTONE(Suwalki,
Poland; New Haven, CT; NY, NY), GLASER (Suwalki, Poland; NY, NY), FREEDMAN
(Botosani, Romania; NY, NY), MENKOWITZ (Byten, Belarus; NY, NY), KLIGER
( Stobychwa, Ukraine; NY, NY) and UGER (Klewan, Ukraine; NY, NY)


Searching FINKEL family, Boston,Mass. & Pawtucket, Rhode Island #general

WRodman202@...
 

Dear JGenners,

I would appreciate any help tracing the family of Samuel & Rebecca (SPIEGEL)
FINKEL. The Finkels emigrated to the West End of Boston before 1910, probably
from Zaslav, Volhynia, Russia (currently Izyaslav, Ukraine).
There were two sons, Louis & Myer, born in 1909 and 1911. Myer appears to have
died in Miami, FL in 1993. Louis Finkel may have lived for a time in the
vicinity of Pawtucket, Rhode Island. A 1946 directory for Pawtucket has a
listing for an accountant, Louis (& Fay) Finkel, who may be the relative for whom
I am searching.

Please let me know if this family sounds familiar to any of you out there.
Thanks.

Bill Rodman
Suffern, NY

_wrodman202@aol.com_ (mailto:wrodman202@aol.com)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen KLEPFISZ from Nemirov #general

Sarah Lasry <SrhLsr@...>
 

One of my family's surnames that I am researching, is KLEPFISZ.

My great-great grandfather, Rabbi Aharon Shlomo Zalman KLEPFISZ, Of Blessed
Memory, was the rabbi of both towns of Goworowo and Wizna, in Poland.

According to the Goworowo Yizkor book, my great-great grandfather was born in
Nemirov, in Brisk d'Lita.

I'd very much like to find vital records for my great-great grandfather and
hopefully for other members of his family in Nemirov.

The question to which I addressed myself is: where is Nemirov and how do I find
its vital records?

A cousin of mine, who is likewise interested in finding the whereabouts of Nemirov
and its vital records, has been helping me "sleuth" and we found out that:


-It is 26.5 miles WNW of Brest-Litovsk (Brisk D'Lita).

However,we were warned to be careful because there are several other listings for
Nemirov both in Poland and Belarus, but they are far >from Brest-Litovsk (Brisk
D'Lita).

Nemirov, Poland and Terespol, Poland and Brest-Litovsk (sometimes Poland and
sometimes Russia) were only about 26.5 miles apart. Further that Brest was always
a much larger town than Nemirov or Terespol. Brest had the major hospital in the
region and when people >from Nemirov or Terespol got sick, they traveled to the
hospital and doctors in Brest.

Also Brest was the major learning, business and rail road center of the region.

Nemirov was 26 miles >from Brisk, but Brisk was the big town/city in the area.

Based on the info >from the Yizkor book "born in Nemirov, in Brisk d'Lita", can we
assume that we are talking about this Nemirov (not another one)?

- It was suggested that perhaps Nemirov belonged to the Siedlice province in
Lublin district.....

According to www.jewishencyclopedia.com:

-Town in the government of Podolia, Russian Poland.

According to http://motlc.wiesenthal.com/text/x17/xm1701.html:

-A town in Vinnitsa oblast, Ukrainian SSR .

According to Where Once We Walked, Nemirov was in Ukraine, near Lvov;

You can see that there are different opinions being presented.

Are these different Nemirovs or the same town in different times, and therefore
under different geographical boundaries?

Also, a search result for the Russian Jewish Encyclopedia database on
http://www.jewishgen.org/Belarus/rje_k.htm shows :

KLEPFISH Shmuel-Zanvel 1820 Nemirovo, Grodno 1902 Warsaw Rabbi

Rabbi Shmue-l Zanvel KLEPFISZ, Ob"m , was a brother to my great-great grandfather.


According to this search result, he was born in Nemirov, as was his brother, and
Nemirovo was in Grodno, at the time.

Grodno is currently in Belarus, on the border with Poland. However, between WWI
and WWII it was part of Poland.

Where do we look for vital records? Poland? Belarus?

Please help with this and if anyone can please give specific addresses to turn to
in search of Nemirov's vital records, and details re cost(s), etc., I'd really
appreciate the information.

Thank you very much!!!

Sarah Lasry
Montreal, Canada
Researching:
BOYER (>from Seta, Lithuania)
LEVIN(E) (>from Panavezys, Lithuania)
S(Z)TERN (>from Goworowo, Lodz and Wyszkow, Poland)
KLEPFISZ (and spelling variations) (>from all over Poland and Russia)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Seeking: Charles Randolph STRAUSS #general

harry donaldson
 

Hi.
I am trying to trace my grandfather for the family geneolgy book.we do not have
much to work with but you may be able to help in some way. His name was Charles
Randolph STRAUSS and he was a seaman,he married a Jane DONALDSON in the town of
South Shields Co, Durham England in 1904 they had a son named John Donaldson who
had been conceived before they married hence the name he was given now all was
fine till the outbreak of the first world war in 1914 when he was arrested as a
German alien and interned. he was later deported back to Germany ,now our problem
is nobody seems to know where he was born,we did have a report of a sighting of
him in Cypress on his way to Israel about 1946 I know we have not a lot of
information but we are hoping
maybe you can help or advise

Thank You

Henry Donaldson
***
MODERATOR NOTE: To increase your chances of success, don't forget to list your
surnames of interest in the JewishGen Family Finder,
http://www.jewishgen.org/jgff/


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Seeking: Hanka CYMBALISTA, also LEWKOWITZ #general

layla thomas <mikolayla_99@...>
 

Hello
I had an aunt that got married and moved to Berlin. Maybe somebody here has heard
of her? Her name is Hanka, she is >from Czenstochau. She should be around 80 years
now. After the war she married my uncle Motek Cymbalista, they had one son, Monek
Cymbalista, born 1946. When my uncle died she married a man named TENNENBERG who
came >from Israel. While visiting Polen Mr Tennenberg got hit by a car and died
there. After that she married a jewish man >from Berlin and moved there. I never
heard >from her again. My cousin Motek, is now called Manfred Cymbalista and lives
in Hannover Germany. Visiting my uncle Moteks grave in Fuerth Germany I noticed
that somebody had stolen his stone that covered the grave. While trying to locate
my cousin Monek I finally found him in Hannover. Sad to say his wife Erika told
me that my cousin does not speak to anybody that is jewish which includes me.
After trying to call a couple of times and also writing to him I gave up, he
refuses to speak to anybody jewish.
So maybe somebody nows Hanka? She had Asthma and should still live in Berlin. I
tried fining her thru the jewish centers in Berlin but since I do not know her new
last name they could not help me. Maybe somebody here knows of her?
I also have no address for my two cousins in the USA. There names are Gail and
Harry LEWKOWITZ. They grew up in Flusing NY. Their parents were David and Tola
LEWKOWITZ, both dead now. They had a brother Arthur who is also dead now. Four
years ago I got two emails >from Gail but I dont have her email address anymore.
She is a beautiful woman and works for a banking company.
Maybe somebody can tell them I am trying to find them.
Thank you very much.
Laja Thomas
(LEWKOWICZ/CYMBALISTA)
***
MODERATOR NOTE: The JewishGen FamilyFinder at http://www.jewishgen.org/jgff/
provides a forum for researchers to post family names they are searching


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Seeking: ALTSZULER from Suwalki #general

Tony & Suford Lewis
 

In the course of researching my DONIGER family, I have come across a set of birth
and death records for ALTSZULER children in Suwalki. The father is Lejzer Mortchel
(or sometimes Mortchaj Lejzer) ALTSZULER and the mother Mariasza Chaja (a few
times just Chaja) DYKAJZER / DONAJGER / DYNAJGER (however the indexer read it).
Her patronymic is Mejerowna (3 times) or Owsiejewna (obce). These are the only
ALTSZULERs in the Suwalki records that I have been able to find. The lack of a
marriage suggests they were married elsewhere; there are many ALTSZULERs in
Marjampole.

I cannot currently fit this Mariasza Chaja into my family tree. Any suggestions
are welcome. Please respond privately unless there is something of general
interest. Thank you.

Tony Lewis
Natick, Massachusetts


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Search: Descendants of Albert GINSBURG & Kate EISENBERG GINSBURG #general

Barry_Eisenberg@...
 

Genners -

I am searching for children/grandchildren of Katherine EISENBERG GINSBURG and
Albert Ginsburg. The couple lived the early years of their marriage in Bayonne,
NJ. They married in about 1920. Kate Eisenberg was born in 1897 in New Jersey.
Albert Ginsburg was born in 1888 in Pennsylvania.

Kate was the daughter of Adolph Eisenberg and Fannie NEIDITSCH Eisenberg of
Bayonne, NJ -- they immigrated >from Pinsk, Russia in the early 1890s. Kate's
sisters and brothers were named (listed oldest to youngest): Mary, Flora, Samuel
(who became a Bayonne dentist), Ida, Freda, Lillian. Any information leading to
contact with children/grandchildren of any of the people mentioned here would be
greatly appreciated. Please respond privately via e-mail (Beyesn@aol.com).

Thank you,
Barry Eisenberg
Rockville, MD
Beyesn@aol.com

Searching: SAMUREN/EISENBERG (Pinsk, Belarus; Bayonne, NJ), GLADSTONE(Suwalki,
Poland; New Haven, CT; NY, NY), GLASER (Suwalki, Poland; NY, NY), FREEDMAN
(Botosani, Romania; NY, NY), MENKOWITZ (Byten, Belarus; NY, NY), KLIGER
( Stobychwa, Ukraine; NY, NY) and UGER (Klewan, Ukraine; NY, NY)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching FINKEL family, Boston,Mass. & Pawtucket, Rhode Island #general

WRodman202@...
 

Dear JGenners,

I would appreciate any help tracing the family of Samuel & Rebecca (SPIEGEL)
FINKEL. The Finkels emigrated to the West End of Boston before 1910, probably
from Zaslav, Volhynia, Russia (currently Izyaslav, Ukraine).
There were two sons, Louis & Myer, born in 1909 and 1911. Myer appears to have
died in Miami, FL in 1993. Louis Finkel may have lived for a time in the
vicinity of Pawtucket, Rhode Island. A 1946 directory for Pawtucket has a
listing for an accountant, Louis (& Fay) Finkel, who may be the relative for whom
I am searching.

Please let me know if this family sounds familiar to any of you out there.
Thanks.

Bill Rodman
Suffern, NY

_wrodman202@aol.com_ (mailto:wrodman202@aol.com)


Re: "Jarulewro": Is this a Town? #general

Peter Zavon <pzavon@...>
 

<HeyJudy123@aol.com> wrote:
Almost certainly, my grandfather and his brother had come >from somewhere that
had been part of the "Grand Duchy of Lithuania" during Czarist times, as they
were very proud of being Litvaks.
I think it important to understand that the Grand Duchy of Lithuania ceased to
exist under that name when the last of its lands came under Russian control as a
result of the 17th century Partitions of Poland and the Napoleonic Wars that
followed soon after. So saying that someone had a connection to the Grand Duchy
"during Czarist times" can be subtly misleading. When Czarist times rolled over
those lands, the Grand Duchy ceased to exist. Jews saw themselves as Litvaks
based on a larger geographic extent for Lithuania than remained during Czarist
times.

The Grand Duchy of Lithuania had a very large territory, and at one point extended
from the Baltic to the Black Sea.
Peter Zavon
Penfield, NY


Redemption of Jewish Colonial Trust Certificates #general

NFatouros@...
 

I would appreciate learning about the experiences Jewishgenners have had in
attempting to redeem their relatives' old Jewish Colonial Trust Certificates.
Probably anyone who wishes to respond should do so in a private email.

I have started making claims to some certificates which I believe were purchased
by some of my long-deceased relatives. I am not sure whether the names I was told
of by the JCT and those I found at the JCT website are those of my relatives, but
without more information >from the JCT, I cannot be sure, and do not want to claim
money to which I may not be entitled.

I have some questions as to how complicated it is to cash them in. (I need the
money!)

How closely related does one have to be to the persons whose names are on
certificates? Is there any way of finding out the full name of the person on the
certificate?

Are the dates, names and addresses of the purchasers entered on the certificates
themselves, or were they entered in some ledger? I assume that preference given to
claimants who are next-of kin, but would a claim of "nearest of kin" suffice when
all known relatives are dead, left left no issue? Is nearest-of-kin determined
exclusively through a blood relationship to the purchaser even though he or she
may be demonstrably a cousin? May a "nearest of kin" claim be based on one's
blood relative's marriage into another family where there are no known survivors?.
What proofs of death and kinship must one present to the Jewish Colonial Trust,
Ltd.?

One Jewishgenner wrote to this group that when he contacted the JCT she was told
that her relative had bought certificates in different years. But so far, my
contacts with the JCT have not been so enlightening, even though recently a JCT
representative took the trouble as assumed the expense of telephoning me but our
conversation was very brief, as have been the JCT's emails. and I did not think
quickly of all the questions I wanted to ask, nor question him on one of his
statements. Before I write another email to the JCT I would like to be better
prepared than I was when the JCT first contacted me, when I responded, and when I
spoke to the representative on the telephone.

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.
***
MODERATOR NOTE: Naomi has wisely requested private responses. Perhaps Naomi can
post a summary of what she learns to the group.


Anne Margrethe MEYER #general

Mark James <mark@...>
 

My name is Mark James and I live in Vancouver , Canada.
My wife Alana converted to Judaism 20 years ago . We have 4 children who are now
all teenagers. It has recently come to our attention that Ali's maternal
grandmother may have been Jewish. I was hoping that someone in your department
could help me or if not at least direct me to someone who could.
The information that I have is as follows

Anne Margrethe MEYER
born June 7 1907
adopted around 3 years old
parents Ingeborg( nee Otto) died 1921 and Ernst Meyer died 1932... we think its
possible that the Meyer's had a daughter born prior to Anne's adoption who had
died at a very young age.
Ingeborg had a sister named Helge KORNBECK ( nee otto) who died 1942, we think
that they possibly had 2 children a girl and boy born late 1800's Anne married a
Ernst William LEVYSOHN in a civil service on April 25 1931 , he was born feb 28
1886... we are certain that Levysohn was Jewish. any help that you can offer would
be greatly appreciated as this is a very important matter to our family
sincerely
Mark James


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: "Jarulewro": Is this a Town? #general

Peter Zavon <pzavon@...>
 

<HeyJudy123@aol.com> wrote:
Almost certainly, my grandfather and his brother had come >from somewhere that
had been part of the "Grand Duchy of Lithuania" during Czarist times, as they
were very proud of being Litvaks.
I think it important to understand that the Grand Duchy of Lithuania ceased to
exist under that name when the last of its lands came under Russian control as a
result of the 17th century Partitions of Poland and the Napoleonic Wars that
followed soon after. So saying that someone had a connection to the Grand Duchy
"during Czarist times" can be subtly misleading. When Czarist times rolled over
those lands, the Grand Duchy ceased to exist. Jews saw themselves as Litvaks
based on a larger geographic extent for Lithuania than remained during Czarist
times.

The Grand Duchy of Lithuania had a very large territory, and at one point extended
from the Baltic to the Black Sea.
Peter Zavon
Penfield, NY


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Redemption of Jewish Colonial Trust Certificates #general

NFatouros@...
 

I would appreciate learning about the experiences Jewishgenners have had in
attempting to redeem their relatives' old Jewish Colonial Trust Certificates.
Probably anyone who wishes to respond should do so in a private email.

I have started making claims to some certificates which I believe were purchased
by some of my long-deceased relatives. I am not sure whether the names I was told
of by the JCT and those I found at the JCT website are those of my relatives, but
without more information >from the JCT, I cannot be sure, and do not want to claim
money to which I may not be entitled.

I have some questions as to how complicated it is to cash them in. (I need the
money!)

How closely related does one have to be to the persons whose names are on
certificates? Is there any way of finding out the full name of the person on the
certificate?

Are the dates, names and addresses of the purchasers entered on the certificates
themselves, or were they entered in some ledger? I assume that preference given to
claimants who are next-of kin, but would a claim of "nearest of kin" suffice when
all known relatives are dead, left left no issue? Is nearest-of-kin determined
exclusively through a blood relationship to the purchaser even though he or she
may be demonstrably a cousin? May a "nearest of kin" claim be based on one's
blood relative's marriage into another family where there are no known survivors?.
What proofs of death and kinship must one present to the Jewish Colonial Trust,
Ltd.?

One Jewishgenner wrote to this group that when he contacted the JCT she was told
that her relative had bought certificates in different years. But so far, my
contacts with the JCT have not been so enlightening, even though recently a JCT
representative took the trouble as assumed the expense of telephoning me but our
conversation was very brief, as have been the JCT's emails. and I did not think
quickly of all the questions I wanted to ask, nor question him on one of his
statements. Before I write another email to the JCT I would like to be better
prepared than I was when the JCT first contacted me, when I responded, and when I
spoke to the representative on the telephone.

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.
***
MODERATOR NOTE: Naomi has wisely requested private responses. Perhaps Naomi can
post a summary of what she learns to the group.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Anne Margrethe MEYER #general

Mark James <mark@...>
 

My name is Mark James and I live in Vancouver , Canada.
My wife Alana converted to Judaism 20 years ago . We have 4 children who are now
all teenagers. It has recently come to our attention that Ali's maternal
grandmother may have been Jewish. I was hoping that someone in your department
could help me or if not at least direct me to someone who could.
The information that I have is as follows

Anne Margrethe MEYER
born June 7 1907
adopted around 3 years old
parents Ingeborg( nee Otto) died 1921 and Ernst Meyer died 1932... we think its
possible that the Meyer's had a daughter born prior to Anne's adoption who had
died at a very young age.
Ingeborg had a sister named Helge KORNBECK ( nee otto) who died 1942, we think
that they possibly had 2 children a girl and boy born late 1800's Anne married a
Ernst William LEVYSOHN in a civil service on April 25 1931 , he was born feb 28
1886... we are certain that Levysohn was Jewish. any help that you can offer would
be greatly appreciated as this is a very important matter to our family
sincerely
Mark James


Locating Relatives in Canada #general

Alan Greenberg
 

I am seeking LIPKIN family descendants in Canada famlies ZEITLIN(Montreal) and
SIMMONS (Toronto). If any family members read this, please contact me at
<alancomm@netmedia.net.il>.

Thank you

Abraham Goldberg
I have answered Abraham directly, but since questions of this sort come up
regularly, I thought I would also post a general reply.

For relatively uncommon names, a good place to start is the Canadian online
telephone directory - http://canada411.ca. In this case, if you look for people
with names starting with ZAITL and ZEITL, there are several potential entries of
interest.

For Montreal, there are several more options. The Jewish Genealogical Society of
Montreal holds a large number of vital records which are otherwise not available.
As birth records go up to 1942, it is often possible to find pointers to
still-living relatives. Further details can be found at
http://jgs-montreal.org/vital.

Lastly, there is a guide to locating burials at
http://jgs-montreal.org/burials.html. For burials since the 1950s, it is common
for families to annually pay for flowers on the graves, and the cemetery may be
able to put you in touch with the family that is maintaining the grave.

Alan Greenberg
Montreal, Canada


Ellis Island -- Missing Voyage? #general

Dubin, David M. MD
 

Hi,
After a long wait I recently got my grandfather's "first papers" listing his
arrival on the ship "Vaderland" on August 4 (boarding? in Antwerp) or August 10
(disembarking? in New York), 1908. however, his name does not appear on the Ellis
Island website, yet the Vaderland manifest >from August 31, 1908 is on the website.
(No, my grandfather with the unfortunately common name of Isidore KATZ, born 1889
in Pultusk, Poland, does not appear in the index at all.)

1- is it possible that the Vaderland made 2 crossings in one month?
2- is it possible that the manifest >from one voyage is not listed on the website,
yet the next, a few weeks later, appears?
3- if the answers to both 1 & 2 are "yes," how might i find the manifest, thereby
finding his mother's info (they came together according to family lore)?

Thank you all.

David Dubin
Teaneck, NJ

researching: LINK, GESTETNER, KATZ (Pultusk, Poland), WEISSTUCH, HALPERN
(Vladimir Volynski, Ukraine), & more