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A tool to visualize generational naming patterns? #general

Marty Meyers <meyers01@...>
 

Does anyone know of a computer program/tool/capability that
would allow one to plot first names versus dates? In case that
is not clear, I want to, for example, plot all people in my tree
with first names Mendel as horizontal bars starting in the year
they were born and ending when they died. I find generational
naming patterns so useful that a visual representation might
unearth other missed linkages.

Thanks,

Marty

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

MODERATOR NOTE: Since this will undoubtly lead to computer discussions of
sorts, please reply privately. If Marty is willing he can then send the
Discussion Group a summation.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen A tool to visualize generational naming patterns? #general

Marty Meyers <meyers01@...>
 

Does anyone know of a computer program/tool/capability that
would allow one to plot first names versus dates? In case that
is not clear, I want to, for example, plot all people in my tree
with first names Mendel as horizontal bars starting in the year
they were born and ending when they died. I find generational
naming patterns so useful that a visual representation might
unearth other missed linkages.

Thanks,

Marty

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

MODERATOR NOTE: Since this will undoubtly lead to computer discussions of
sorts, please reply privately. If Marty is willing he can then send the
Discussion Group a summation.


Litvaks & Mir #belarus

Zalman Lachman, C.S.W. <zalman@...>
 

Hi Ellen,

Litvaks are Jews >from 'Litte' (last sylable pronounced eh) which translates
as Lithuania, but it would be a mistake to look at today's map of tiny
Lithiuania, resurrected after WWI to determine the boundaries. Medieval
Lithuania was a large kingdom that rivaled Russia and Poland in size and
power. Much of the area covered by todays Baltic states, Belarus, Eastern
Poland and some of Russia was Lithuania.

Don't forget that because Jews could not be citizens of most countries until
after Napoleonic times, they rarely self-designated by the name of the
country they happened to live in, but rather as 'cultural' communities that
held similar 'minhagim' or customs.

ALthough there may have been Chassidim who lived there, Mir was solidly
"Litvak" and one of the great "Litvish" yeshivas was in Mir >from the
mid-1800s. The Mirrer Yeshiva is well-known today, because unlike most Jews
of the area, they were able to escape together through Russia and spent WWII
in Shanghai, later immigrating to the US and Israel. Many may be familiar
with the story of Sugihara the righteous Japanese consul who saved 10,000
Jews, many >from Mir. See http://www.jewishworldreview.com/0298/mirrer1.html
for details of this fascinating story.

Today, the Mirrer Yeshiva still exists by name in Brooklyn and Jerusalem (my
son-in-law attended the Mirrer Yeshiva in Jerusalem).

Reeva Kimble has a site with a list of books that refer to life in Mir and
wonderful
old photos at http://www.uoregon.edu/~rkimble/Mirweb/BookList.html

Oh, and finally, my step-kids are ROSENs but I was told that the original
name was ROZANSKY so you may want to get in touch ;-)

Good luck in your search.

Zalman LACHMAN
New Hempsead NY


Belarus SIG #Belarus Litvaks & Mir #belarus

Zalman Lachman, C.S.W. <zalman@...>
 

Hi Ellen,

Litvaks are Jews >from 'Litte' (last sylable pronounced eh) which translates
as Lithuania, but it would be a mistake to look at today's map of tiny
Lithiuania, resurrected after WWI to determine the boundaries. Medieval
Lithuania was a large kingdom that rivaled Russia and Poland in size and
power. Much of the area covered by todays Baltic states, Belarus, Eastern
Poland and some of Russia was Lithuania.

Don't forget that because Jews could not be citizens of most countries until
after Napoleonic times, they rarely self-designated by the name of the
country they happened to live in, but rather as 'cultural' communities that
held similar 'minhagim' or customs.

ALthough there may have been Chassidim who lived there, Mir was solidly
"Litvak" and one of the great "Litvish" yeshivas was in Mir >from the
mid-1800s. The Mirrer Yeshiva is well-known today, because unlike most Jews
of the area, they were able to escape together through Russia and spent WWII
in Shanghai, later immigrating to the US and Israel. Many may be familiar
with the story of Sugihara the righteous Japanese consul who saved 10,000
Jews, many >from Mir. See http://www.jewishworldreview.com/0298/mirrer1.html
for details of this fascinating story.

Today, the Mirrer Yeshiva still exists by name in Brooklyn and Jerusalem (my
son-in-law attended the Mirrer Yeshiva in Jerusalem).

Reeva Kimble has a site with a list of books that refer to life in Mir and
wonderful
old photos at http://www.uoregon.edu/~rkimble/Mirweb/BookList.html

Oh, and finally, my step-kids are ROSENs but I was told that the original
name was ROZANSKY so you may want to get in touch ;-)

Good luck in your search.

Zalman LACHMAN
New Hempsead NY


WOICHANSKY #belarus

Dror
 

Shalom!My name is Dror VICHANSKY >from Israel.
I am trying to trace the descendents of my fathers aunt Chana WOICHANSKY
who was born in Gorodok-Vitebsk .
She left with her husband to the USA. I don't know her family name after
marriage.
Also I am trying to find my paternal
first cousin who was born around 1930-1939 in Latvia and immigrated
with his mother to the USA or to Canada, pre or post WW2.
His Father’s name was Zalman VOICHANSKY ( WOICHANSKY). His mother
remarried and that cousin is carrying his stepfather’s surname.
I have no details about his mother’s first name or the new family name.
The only thing I know is that he became a prominent musician, perhaps
a violinist?

Any further information or any clue about how to proceed will be very
much appreciated.

Thanks in advance,

Dror VICHANSKY
Israel

Please respond to: dvi@...

Searching: WICHANSKY, WOICHANSKY, VOICHANSKY


Belarus SIG #Belarus WOICHANSKY #belarus

Dror
 

Shalom!My name is Dror VICHANSKY >from Israel.
I am trying to trace the descendents of my fathers aunt Chana WOICHANSKY
who was born in Gorodok-Vitebsk .
She left with her husband to the USA. I don't know her family name after
marriage.
Also I am trying to find my paternal
first cousin who was born around 1930-1939 in Latvia and immigrated
with his mother to the USA or to Canada, pre or post WW2.
His Father’s name was Zalman VOICHANSKY ( WOICHANSKY). His mother
remarried and that cousin is carrying his stepfather’s surname.
I have no details about his mother’s first name or the new family name.
The only thing I know is that he became a prominent musician, perhaps
a violinist?

Any further information or any clue about how to proceed will be very
much appreciated.

Thanks in advance,

Dror VICHANSKY
Israel

Please respond to: dvi@...

Searching: WICHANSKY, WOICHANSKY, VOICHANSKY


HOCK Family New Rochelle, New York #general

Fran Stark <franstark@...>
 

Dear All,
I am hoping someone has information on a HOCK family that lived in New
Rochelle, NY >from 1900 to at least 1920.
Harris Hock b. 1874 d after 1920. son of Samuel and Marian or Mary Hock.

Harris and Annie Hock lived at 243 Main St. New Rochelle NY in 1900.
According to census information they had 6 children
Fanny b.1898
Lillian who married Morris Winston a dentist in New Rochelle. They had a son
named Samuel.
Helen
Abraham
Marian
Morris

I am almost positive that Harris Hock was the brother of my great
grandfather Israel Hock.
I found Lillian and Morris Winston on the Soc Sec Death Index, but have no
information of the other children.
I would like to make contact with any living descendants of this Hock
family. I would greatly appreciate any assistance.

Thanks in Advance.
Fran Stark
West Bloomfield, MI


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen HOCK Family New Rochelle, New York #general

Fran Stark <franstark@...>
 

Dear All,
I am hoping someone has information on a HOCK family that lived in New
Rochelle, NY >from 1900 to at least 1920.
Harris Hock b. 1874 d after 1920. son of Samuel and Marian or Mary Hock.

Harris and Annie Hock lived at 243 Main St. New Rochelle NY in 1900.
According to census information they had 6 children
Fanny b.1898
Lillian who married Morris Winston a dentist in New Rochelle. They had a son
named Samuel.
Helen
Abraham
Marian
Morris

I am almost positive that Harris Hock was the brother of my great
grandfather Israel Hock.
I found Lillian and Morris Winston on the Soc Sec Death Index, but have no
information of the other children.
I would like to make contact with any living descendants of this Hock
family. I would greatly appreciate any assistance.

Thanks in Advance.
Fran Stark
West Bloomfield, MI


Nesvyc, Ukraine #general

Dream Builder <dreambuilder@...>
 

Does anyone have any information about, or is anyone researching ancestors
from, Nesvyc, Ukraine aka Nesvich, Ukraine (Coordinates 5038 2506, Lat.
50.6333, Long. 25.1000)? This town is separate >from Nesvizh, Belarus.

Vicki Ina Friedman
Ball Ground, GA, USA
dreambuilder@...

Researching: BECK, CHORNEY, DUBIN(SKY), FRIEDMAN, LISANSKY, RECHMAN,
SK(O)LOFF, THURLIN / TURCHIN, ZEIDELMAN Russian Empire to USA 1870-1910


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Nesvyc, Ukraine #general

Dream Builder <dreambuilder@...>
 

Does anyone have any information about, or is anyone researching ancestors
from, Nesvyc, Ukraine aka Nesvich, Ukraine (Coordinates 5038 2506, Lat.
50.6333, Long. 25.1000)? This town is separate >from Nesvizh, Belarus.

Vicki Ina Friedman
Ball Ground, GA, USA
dreambuilder@...

Researching: BECK, CHORNEY, DUBIN(SKY), FRIEDMAN, LISANSKY, RECHMAN,
SK(O)LOFF, THURLIN / TURCHIN, ZEIDELMAN Russian Empire to USA 1870-1910


Holocaust era insurance claims forms #general

Sara Wenger <sara_wenger@...>
 

The deadline for making claims on holocaust era
insurance policies has been extended to March 31. All
forms must be sent by regular mail and postmarked no
later then this date. However, the ICHEIC
http://www.icheic.org/ has taken the downloadable form
off their website and when I called they said they
have no forms - i need to find one myself! I filled
out and submitted forms before the dec. 31 deadline
but of course didn't keep any copies!
 
Does anyone out there have the forms saved on their
computer? Alternatively, does anyone have a copy of
the forms that they filled out that they could send me
and I will blank out the names and info? I only have 2
days to get this done! Help!
 
Thanks
 
Sara

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JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Holocaust era insurance claims forms #general

Sara Wenger <sara_wenger@...>
 

The deadline for making claims on holocaust era
insurance policies has been extended to March 31. All
forms must be sent by regular mail and postmarked no
later then this date. However, the ICHEIC
http://www.icheic.org/ has taken the downloadable form
off their website and when I called they said they
have no forms - i need to find one myself! I filled
out and submitted forms before the dec. 31 deadline
but of course didn't keep any copies!
 
Does anyone out there have the forms saved on their
computer? Alternatively, does anyone have a copy of
the forms that they filled out that they could send me
and I will blank out the names and info? I only have 2
days to get this done! Help!
 
Thanks
 
Sara

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Assets in eastern Germany. Deadline for heirs to register claim is March 31! #general

Simon Srebrny <srebrny@...>
 

Dear colleagues,

I would just like to call on you all to "brainstorm" a little as the
deadline approaches - TUESDAY, 31 MARCH 2004 - for registering claims
to assets in eastern Germany held in trust by the Claims Conference.

There is a list of such assets at www.claimscon.org and instructions on
what to do.

In recent weeks I have called relatives around the world to encourage
them to claim what is rightfully theirs. None of them had any idea of
the list, or the assets, or the deadline. So just imagine how many
people out there ( you?! ) are going to fail to get their (your?!) due
inheritance...

So just review your data to see if your kin - or you yourselves -
should submit a claim.

Consider also that it is not just German Jews, but also immigrants to
Germany - >from Russia, Poland, Austro-Hungary (Galicia etc) - who may
have left assets behind when they were chased out or killed by the
nazis.

This is a public service message. I have no material interest in other
people's assets.

>from a genealogical point of view, the documentation that the Claims
Conference must already have gathered and that prospective heirs may
yet have to assemble could prove extremely valuable.

Do any of you know what will become of the Claims Conference's archives
when its activities wind down or cease? They certainly need to be
secured for future generations of historians - including, of course,
family historians! Or even the present generation, though I guess that
is more than unlikely.

Good luck.

Simon Srebrny

from London, currently living in Berlin


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Assets in eastern Germany. Deadline for heirs to register claim is March 31! #general

Simon Srebrny <srebrny@...>
 

Dear colleagues,

I would just like to call on you all to "brainstorm" a little as the
deadline approaches - TUESDAY, 31 MARCH 2004 - for registering claims
to assets in eastern Germany held in trust by the Claims Conference.

There is a list of such assets at www.claimscon.org and instructions on
what to do.

In recent weeks I have called relatives around the world to encourage
them to claim what is rightfully theirs. None of them had any idea of
the list, or the assets, or the deadline. So just imagine how many
people out there ( you?! ) are going to fail to get their (your?!) due
inheritance...

So just review your data to see if your kin - or you yourselves -
should submit a claim.

Consider also that it is not just German Jews, but also immigrants to
Germany - >from Russia, Poland, Austro-Hungary (Galicia etc) - who may
have left assets behind when they were chased out or killed by the
nazis.

This is a public service message. I have no material interest in other
people's assets.

>from a genealogical point of view, the documentation that the Claims
Conference must already have gathered and that prospective heirs may
yet have to assemble could prove extremely valuable.

Do any of you know what will become of the Claims Conference's archives
when its activities wind down or cease? They certainly need to be
secured for future generations of historians - including, of course,
family historians! Or even the present generation, though I guess that
is more than unlikely.

Good luck.

Simon Srebrny

from London, currently living in Berlin


Re: HARRIS - Original or adopted.surname #general

Aubrey Jacobus <zen28027@...>
 

The surname HARRIS was used by many immigrant families in the
early part of the 19th C in UK. It is almost impossible to trace their
country of origin without enormous good luck.
The surname HARRIS also is found among the end of 19 th early 20 th C
immigrants to UK >from Poland, Baltic States and Russia - it is also found as
a given name in civil records.
My question is before searching Shtetl records can I expect to find a
surname HARRIS there or is it merely a convient transliteration of a
patromymic - Yiddish forename - Chai'yim etc.
What does Beider say ?

Aubrey Jacobus




"Aubrey Jacobus" <zen28027@...> wrote

I had high hopes of confirming a father's name when
I found his son's tombstone. To my great surprise and dissapointment ,
rather than confirming it gave me a problem. The family name being
KLOSS >from Obeliai Lithuania. The father in question was on
the oral evidence of his living descendants invariably called
" Leib" or similar variants - I also found in the civil
records the name Louis was used. The inscription on his
son's grave was howevever Chaiyim ben Koppel ( Kloss ) .
Koppel it is universally agreed is a pet name for Ya'acov -

The questions it raises is could his father have been named
Ya'acov Leib or Koppel Leib but only Leib was ever
used by his family ?
.... also is Leib or similar variants used a
first name ? I have never found such an example.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: HARRIS - Original or adopted.surname #general

Aubrey Jacobus <zen28027@...>
 

The surname HARRIS was used by many immigrant families in the
early part of the 19th C in UK. It is almost impossible to trace their
country of origin without enormous good luck.
The surname HARRIS also is found among the end of 19 th early 20 th C
immigrants to UK >from Poland, Baltic States and Russia - it is also found as
a given name in civil records.
My question is before searching Shtetl records can I expect to find a
surname HARRIS there or is it merely a convient transliteration of a
patromymic - Yiddish forename - Chai'yim etc.
What does Beider say ?

Aubrey Jacobus




"Aubrey Jacobus" <zen28027@...> wrote

I had high hopes of confirming a father's name when
I found his son's tombstone. To my great surprise and dissapointment ,
rather than confirming it gave me a problem. The family name being
KLOSS >from Obeliai Lithuania. The father in question was on
the oral evidence of his living descendants invariably called
" Leib" or similar variants - I also found in the civil
records the name Louis was used. The inscription on his
son's grave was howevever Chaiyim ben Koppel ( Kloss ) .
Koppel it is universally agreed is a pet name for Ya'acov -

The questions it raises is could his father have been named
Ya'acov Leib or Koppel Leib but only Leib was ever
used by his family ?
.... also is Leib or similar variants used a
first name ? I have never found such an example.


Fieldgate Street Synagogue, East London #unitedkingdom

Sylvia Kaye <sylk@...>
 

Dear All,

I've listed all the names (77) that appear on memorial plaques around the
walls of Fieldgate Street Synagogue in Whitechapel, East London (on an Excel
file), plus the various lists of board members, founders, etc. (48
altogether, including 7 Committee Officials of Vine Street Great Synagogue
when it was amalgamated with Fieldgate Street in 1965) (on a Word file). If
anyone would like a copy, please e-mail me.

I now live in Israel, but visit the Synagogue annually (when visiting my
family in London), and thought this information might be helpful to other
researchers. Although there is a secretary at the Synagogue, she works very
few hours a week, and does not seem to respond to enquiries.

Sylvia Kaye
Israel (formerly of London)

Searching:

DRUKER: Galicia
HYAMS: Kilburn, London
BITTAN: London, East End
BUCHHALTER: Siret, Austria
ROSEMANN: Mihaileni, Roumania


JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom Fieldgate Street Synagogue, East London #unitedkingdom

Sylvia Kaye <sylk@...>
 

Dear All,

I've listed all the names (77) that appear on memorial plaques around the
walls of Fieldgate Street Synagogue in Whitechapel, East London (on an Excel
file), plus the various lists of board members, founders, etc. (48
altogether, including 7 Committee Officials of Vine Street Great Synagogue
when it was amalgamated with Fieldgate Street in 1965) (on a Word file). If
anyone would like a copy, please e-mail me.

I now live in Israel, but visit the Synagogue annually (when visiting my
family in London), and thought this information might be helpful to other
researchers. Although there is a secretary at the Synagogue, she works very
few hours a week, and does not seem to respond to enquiries.

Sylvia Kaye
Israel (formerly of London)

Searching:

DRUKER: Galicia
HYAMS: Kilburn, London
BITTAN: London, East End
BUCHHALTER: Siret, Austria
ROSEMANN: Mihaileni, Roumania


Rambam's Descendants #rabbinic

philapple@...
 

Is anyone aware of research to trace the descendants of the Rambam?
Does anyone know if there exists a list of the Rambam's descendants
or a Rambam genealogy?

Phillip Applebaum


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Rambam's Descendants #rabbinic

philapple@...
 

Is anyone aware of research to trace the descendants of the Rambam?
Does anyone know if there exists a list of the Rambam's descendants
or a Rambam genealogy?

Phillip Applebaum