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Seeking Feivel WOLF, Holocaust survivor #general

mike palmer <m.palmer@...>
 

Readers,
I am trying to find a cousin, Feivel WOLF, originally >from Krynki,
Poland, who survived the Holocaust and submitted many (80+) Pages of
Testimony to Yad Vashem in 1957 >from his address, "Tel Aviv, Mikveh
Israel 4, Malon."

Feivel, born in 1920, wrote sections that appear in the Yizkor book,
"Pinkus Krynki," about his life during WWII and his escape >from the
Holocaust. To see a picture of him at that time go to
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Krynki/kry305.html#Page311

So far: Tracing through the Israeli Ministry of Interior found
nothing. No luck with the Israel phone book.
His name etc was entered with the Israel Genealogical Society -- but so
far, no response.

Any other suggestions would be appreciated. Please write to me at
m.palmer@charter.net
Thank you,
Michael Palmer

Mansfield/Storrs Connecticut, USA
m.palmer@charter.net

SHALMUK >from Amdur, Russia -> Middletown, Connecticut
WOLF Krynki, Poland-> Middletown, Connecticut
GLOTZER -> Pinsk, Russia->Hartford, Connecticut
KAPLAN -> Pinsk,Russia -> Hartford, Connecticut (all in the early 1900s)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Seeking Feivel WOLF, Holocaust survivor #general

mike palmer <m.palmer@...>
 

Readers,
I am trying to find a cousin, Feivel WOLF, originally >from Krynki,
Poland, who survived the Holocaust and submitted many (80+) Pages of
Testimony to Yad Vashem in 1957 >from his address, "Tel Aviv, Mikveh
Israel 4, Malon."

Feivel, born in 1920, wrote sections that appear in the Yizkor book,
"Pinkus Krynki," about his life during WWII and his escape >from the
Holocaust. To see a picture of him at that time go to
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Krynki/kry305.html#Page311

So far: Tracing through the Israeli Ministry of Interior found
nothing. No luck with the Israel phone book.
His name etc was entered with the Israel Genealogical Society -- but so
far, no response.

Any other suggestions would be appreciated. Please write to me at
m.palmer@charter.net
Thank you,
Michael Palmer

Mansfield/Storrs Connecticut, USA
m.palmer@charter.net

SHALMUK >from Amdur, Russia -> Middletown, Connecticut
WOLF Krynki, Poland-> Middletown, Connecticut
GLOTZER -> Pinsk, Russia->Hartford, Connecticut
KAPLAN -> Pinsk,Russia -> Hartford, Connecticut (all in the early 1900s)


Re: A new project / untapped resource ?? #general

Mark Halpern
 

Not **Completely** untapped.

BIALYGen, the Bialystok Region Jewish Genealogy Group, has developed a
relationship with The Bialystoker Center in New York City. BIALYGen has
borrowed over 5,000 Yahrzeit cards >from the Center and is in the process
of scanning these cards. Using the digital images, volunteers will
create an Excel database, which will be submitted to JewishGen and be
available for everyone to search. Many of these cards have 3 or 4
generations of the family listed including the married names of daughter
and sisters.

Please read about this project at
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/bialygen/YahrzeitCards.htm .

As the moderator stated, anyone can start a project and such projects
could have great genealogical value.

Mark Halpern
BIALYGen Coordinator
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/bialygen/homepage.htm

----- Original Message -----
Dear One and All:

There is an untapped resource hanging around out there.

I am talking about memorial plaques hanging on the walls in the
synagogues.
Especially older ones where first and second generation immigrants had a
plaque
made of their loved one who died in Europe.

So what do you think??

All the best,

Jay Lenefsky -Israel


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: A new project / untapped resource ?? #general

Mark Halpern
 

Not **Completely** untapped.

BIALYGen, the Bialystok Region Jewish Genealogy Group, has developed a
relationship with The Bialystoker Center in New York City. BIALYGen has
borrowed over 5,000 Yahrzeit cards >from the Center and is in the process
of scanning these cards. Using the digital images, volunteers will
create an Excel database, which will be submitted to JewishGen and be
available for everyone to search. Many of these cards have 3 or 4
generations of the family listed including the married names of daughter
and sisters.

Please read about this project at
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/bialygen/YahrzeitCards.htm .

As the moderator stated, anyone can start a project and such projects
could have great genealogical value.

Mark Halpern
BIALYGen Coordinator
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/bialygen/homepage.htm

----- Original Message -----
Dear One and All:

There is an untapped resource hanging around out there.

I am talking about memorial plaques hanging on the walls in the
synagogues.
Especially older ones where first and second generation immigrants had a
plaque
made of their loved one who died in Europe.

So what do you think??

All the best,

Jay Lenefsky -Israel


Czpa name #general

Lee Hover <lhover@...>
 

My grandmother, known as Sophie in the US, was also known as (phonetic) Chippa.
Her real name, as shown on the ship's papers, was Zipporah.

Lee MESSING Hover


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Czpa name #general

Lee Hover <lhover@...>
 

My grandmother, known as Sophie in the US, was also known as (phonetic) Chippa.
Her real name, as shown on the ship's papers, was Zipporah.

Lee MESSING Hover


untapped source: memorial boards and other synagogue records #general

Matt Friedman
 

Jay Lenefsky suggest that data >from synagogue memorial
boards be used as an untapped source of info. Its a
great iudea, but lets expand it. Most synagogues
publish a yearly Yizkor pamphlet for Yom Kippur.
Frequently it lists families and who they are
remembering. Many times those who have died since the
previous Yom Kippur are listed first. Synagogue
bulletins also list recent deaths and yahrzeits for
that month. (births and marriages too) Combined these
resources ar very rich.
Many synagogues maintain a file or archive of
their bulletins, Yizkor pamphlets, directories and ad
books. It would indeed be worth while to build a
datebase of this information. The creation of these
datebases would decrease the size of the "haystack"
for researchers who have little more than a name and
city of a relative.
Additional sources for these types of documents
are the American Jewish Archives and the Klau Library
of the Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati. Th
archives hold a wide range of synagogue dosuments and
the library holds a collection of bulletins. While
these holding focus on Reform congregations that are
members of the Union for Reform Judaism (formerly the
Union of American Hebrew Congregations) there is
substantial documentation of other sources as
well.(www.americanjewisgarchives.org)
Finally, it would be worthwhile to build an index
based on birth and death announcements found in local
Jewish and secular newspapers...
Alas as the moderator mentioned in the original
post, all we need are people...but Jewishgen can post
the results. Just an idea.....

Matt Friedman
Rseearching:
FRIEDMAN, MANN: Horodenka,Galicia, Ukraine
SPIEGEL: Snyatyn, Ukraine


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen untapped source: memorial boards and other synagogue records #general

Matt Friedman
 

Jay Lenefsky suggest that data >from synagogue memorial
boards be used as an untapped source of info. Its a
great iudea, but lets expand it. Most synagogues
publish a yearly Yizkor pamphlet for Yom Kippur.
Frequently it lists families and who they are
remembering. Many times those who have died since the
previous Yom Kippur are listed first. Synagogue
bulletins also list recent deaths and yahrzeits for
that month. (births and marriages too) Combined these
resources ar very rich.
Many synagogues maintain a file or archive of
their bulletins, Yizkor pamphlets, directories and ad
books. It would indeed be worth while to build a
datebase of this information. The creation of these
datebases would decrease the size of the "haystack"
for researchers who have little more than a name and
city of a relative.
Additional sources for these types of documents
are the American Jewish Archives and the Klau Library
of the Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati. Th
archives hold a wide range of synagogue dosuments and
the library holds a collection of bulletins. While
these holding focus on Reform congregations that are
members of the Union for Reform Judaism (formerly the
Union of American Hebrew Congregations) there is
substantial documentation of other sources as
well.(www.americanjewisgarchives.org)
Finally, it would be worthwhile to build an index
based on birth and death announcements found in local
Jewish and secular newspapers...
Alas as the moderator mentioned in the original
post, all we need are people...but Jewishgen can post
the results. Just an idea.....

Matt Friedman
Rseearching:
FRIEDMAN, MANN: Horodenka,Galicia, Ukraine
SPIEGEL: Snyatyn, Ukraine


Chicago Cook County Naturalizations #general

Mikekarsen@...
 

Recently NARA started offering to search the National Archives Soundex
Naturalization Index (Microfilm), 1840-1950 (for Northern Illinois and parts of
Iowa, Wisconsin, and Indiana) Cook County via e-mail requests to
chicago.archives@nara.gov at no cost. Just send them what you know and they will
snail mail you back the results of their search. For more details you can look at
my webpage on JewishGen at

http://www.jewishgen.org/infofiles/chicago/government_chgo.htm#National Archives
and Records Administration

Mike Karsen
Guide to Jewish Genealogy in Chicagoland
www.JewishGen.org/Infofiles/Chicago

Searching: PEKARSKY (Zhitomir, Khodorkov, Kotelnya, Ukraine)
FROST (Bucharest, Alexandria, Roumania)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Chicago Cook County Naturalizations #general

Mikekarsen@...
 

Recently NARA started offering to search the National Archives Soundex
Naturalization Index (Microfilm), 1840-1950 (for Northern Illinois and parts of
Iowa, Wisconsin, and Indiana) Cook County via e-mail requests to
chicago.archives@nara.gov at no cost. Just send them what you know and they will
snail mail you back the results of their search. For more details you can look at
my webpage on JewishGen at

http://www.jewishgen.org/infofiles/chicago/government_chgo.htm#National Archives
and Records Administration

Mike Karsen
Guide to Jewish Genealogy in Chicagoland
www.JewishGen.org/Infofiles/Chicago

Searching: PEKARSKY (Zhitomir, Khodorkov, Kotelnya, Ukraine)
FROST (Bucharest, Alexandria, Roumania)


SITE CITE - Another year's Poland and Danzig Business Directory - 1928 #germany

Logan J. Kleinwaks
 

MOD NOTE: If this seems familiar note that Mr. Kleinwaks' earlier messages
announced the availability of directories >from other years than 1928.

The 1928 Poland and Danzig Business Directory, "Ksiega Adresowa Polski (wraz
z w. m. Gdanskiem) dla handlu, rzemiosl i rolnictwa," is freely available
online at the Digital Library of Wielkopolska's site
http://www.wbc.poznan.pl/dlibra/docmetadata?id=11209. This 2779-page
directory is primarily organized by place, then by business type, then by
surname or business name. To facilitate searching, I have applied optical
character recognition (OCR) software to the Digital Library images and
incorporated the result into my Search Engine for Online Historical
Directories at http://www.kalter.org/search.php, as I recently did for the
1926/1927 and 1930 editions of this directory. When searching, please keep
in mind that OCR is not 100% accurate, so you still might want to manually
search the directory, especially if you are only interested in a few known
small towns. To improve your chances of success, I encourage you to make
use of all three available methods of searching. An explanation of how to
access the scanned directory images at the Digital Library site can be found
in the FAQ on the Search Engine site.

If you find this tool to be helpful, please let me know.

Please realize that an initially high response may slow the Search Engine.

Best regards,

Logan Kleinwaks kleinwaks@alumni.princeton.edu near Washington, D.C.


German SIG #Germany SITE CITE - Another year's Poland and Danzig Business Directory - 1928 #germany

Logan J. Kleinwaks
 

MOD NOTE: If this seems familiar note that Mr. Kleinwaks' earlier messages
announced the availability of directories >from other years than 1928.

The 1928 Poland and Danzig Business Directory, "Ksiega Adresowa Polski (wraz
z w. m. Gdanskiem) dla handlu, rzemiosl i rolnictwa," is freely available
online at the Digital Library of Wielkopolska's site
http://www.wbc.poznan.pl/dlibra/docmetadata?id=11209. This 2779-page
directory is primarily organized by place, then by business type, then by
surname or business name. To facilitate searching, I have applied optical
character recognition (OCR) software to the Digital Library images and
incorporated the result into my Search Engine for Online Historical
Directories at http://www.kalter.org/search.php, as I recently did for the
1926/1927 and 1930 editions of this directory. When searching, please keep
in mind that OCR is not 100% accurate, so you still might want to manually
search the directory, especially if you are only interested in a few known
small towns. To improve your chances of success, I encourage you to make
use of all three available methods of searching. An explanation of how to
access the scanned directory images at the Digital Library site can be found
in the FAQ on the Search Engine site.

If you find this tool to be helpful, please let me know.

Please realize that an initially high response may slow the Search Engine.

Best regards,

Logan Kleinwaks kleinwaks@alumni.princeton.edu near Washington, D.C.


Re: New York Marriages, 1850-1852 #usa

DonnDevine@...
 

It was one of those examples of serendipity that happen more often than we
might expect in genealogy, and public thanks are do those involved, as well as a
tribute to the value of this list.

In a recent post, I asked for information on early New York City synagogues
where I might look for evidence of the 1850-52 marriage of George FALK and
Mathilde BACHERACH. He was >from Westphalia, Prussia, according to a daughter's
birth certificate, but nothing else was known of his origins. I've had several
helpful replies about synagogues, for which I am grateful, but have not yet had
time to follow up, foreseeing yet one more tedious but necessary step in
establishing an ancestral link.

But the breakthrough came by e-mail >from a list member in Israel, who in
searching other lines, found a FALCK family in Altena, Westphalia. He forwarded to
me record extracts for the children of Abraham and Ester FALCK, the same
forenames listed as parents on George's death certificate. George, a watchmaker
and a presumed brother Herman, who briefly resided with George's family in
Brooklyn, match two children of the Altena family so closely in name (Gerson and
Heimann), ages and Gerson/George's occupation as a watchmaker, that the Altena
family can be accepted as George's with reasonable confidence.

Beyond that, I've been put in touch with newly discovered cousins in Australia and
the Netherlands--one descended >from George's twin sister Belchen, another from
Abraham's sister Sara--and learned of another earlier generation in Altena.

This is a great community, evn if not among the more active lists.

Donn Devine, CG, CGI Wilmington DE

CG, Certified Genealogist, CGI, and Certified Genealogical Instructor are
service marks of the Board for Certification of Genealogists, used under license
by board certificants after periodic evaluation, and the board name is
registered in the US Patent & Trademark Office.


Early American SIG #USA Re: New York Marriages, 1850-1852 #usa

DonnDevine@...
 

It was one of those examples of serendipity that happen more often than we
might expect in genealogy, and public thanks are do those involved, as well as a
tribute to the value of this list.

In a recent post, I asked for information on early New York City synagogues
where I might look for evidence of the 1850-52 marriage of George FALK and
Mathilde BACHERACH. He was >from Westphalia, Prussia, according to a daughter's
birth certificate, but nothing else was known of his origins. I've had several
helpful replies about synagogues, for which I am grateful, but have not yet had
time to follow up, foreseeing yet one more tedious but necessary step in
establishing an ancestral link.

But the breakthrough came by e-mail >from a list member in Israel, who in
searching other lines, found a FALCK family in Altena, Westphalia. He forwarded to
me record extracts for the children of Abraham and Ester FALCK, the same
forenames listed as parents on George's death certificate. George, a watchmaker
and a presumed brother Herman, who briefly resided with George's family in
Brooklyn, match two children of the Altena family so closely in name (Gerson and
Heimann), ages and Gerson/George's occupation as a watchmaker, that the Altena
family can be accepted as George's with reasonable confidence.

Beyond that, I've been put in touch with newly discovered cousins in Australia and
the Netherlands--one descended >from George's twin sister Belchen, another from
Abraham's sister Sara--and learned of another earlier generation in Altena.

This is a great community, evn if not among the more active lists.

Donn Devine, CG, CGI Wilmington DE

CG, Certified Genealogist, CGI, and Certified Genealogical Instructor are
service marks of the Board for Certification of Genealogists, used under license
by board certificants after periodic evaluation, and the board name is
registered in the US Patent & Trademark Office.


searching Wilhelm H. GOETZ #usa

jaksan@...
 

Hello GerSig,
I just joined the group. I have been doing genealogy research for 3 months.
I consider myself to be a novice in doing German Jewish Genealogy research.
I live in State of Kansas - middle USA.
My native language is English and I know no other languages.
I consider myself a beginner in using a computer. My experience in using
the Internet is limited.

*The family names and towns that I am researching are: GOETZ, Magdeburg,
(Wurttemberg) to USA via Harve to New York, 1852. The first name was Wilhelm
and middle initial was H.* would like to find any info on above GOETZ, 1834
to 1852 in Magdeburg, or even any possible relatives.

Jack Gates Kansas, USA <jaksan@cox.net>


Early American SIG #USA searching Wilhelm H. GOETZ #usa

jaksan@...
 

Hello GerSig,
I just joined the group. I have been doing genealogy research for 3 months.
I consider myself to be a novice in doing German Jewish Genealogy research.
I live in State of Kansas - middle USA.
My native language is English and I know no other languages.
I consider myself a beginner in using a computer. My experience in using
the Internet is limited.

*The family names and towns that I am researching are: GOETZ, Magdeburg,
(Wurttemberg) to USA via Harve to New York, 1852. The first name was Wilhelm
and middle initial was H.* would like to find any info on above GOETZ, 1834
to 1852 in Magdeburg, or even any possible relatives.

Jack Gates Kansas, USA <jaksan@cox.net>


WEI help? #usa

Judy Landauer <geniegal@...>
 

Does anyone know of an English translation in existence for any of
the Wurttemburg Emigration papers? (Not the index, but the actual
paperwork that was filled out.)

I have been working on several of my people that I have found in the
microfilms for Gerabronn, Wurttemburg, Germany for the mid-1800's
and, for this oberamt, many times a printed form was used that has
blank spaces to fill in instead of being all written out by hand. It
occurred to me that someone who knows the German language a LOT
better than I do might have translated that page at some time.

And, by way of encouraging people to give it a try, those papers
aren't quite as hard to translate as some might lead a person to
think. Yes, you have to translate >from gothic German to German and
then to the language you want, but there are a couple of very helpful
aids to assist in deciphering them that are available >from the LDS
folks. The hand written parts, however, can be really easy or
downright impossible!

If anyone knows of an English translation of this kind, please let me know.
Thank you,

Judy Landauer Shelley, Idaho, USA


Early American SIG #USA WEI help? #usa

Judy Landauer <geniegal@...>
 

Does anyone know of an English translation in existence for any of
the Wurttemburg Emigration papers? (Not the index, but the actual
paperwork that was filled out.)

I have been working on several of my people that I have found in the
microfilms for Gerabronn, Wurttemburg, Germany for the mid-1800's
and, for this oberamt, many times a printed form was used that has
blank spaces to fill in instead of being all written out by hand. It
occurred to me that someone who knows the German language a LOT
better than I do might have translated that page at some time.

And, by way of encouraging people to give it a try, those papers
aren't quite as hard to translate as some might lead a person to
think. Yes, you have to translate >from gothic German to German and
then to the language you want, but there are a couple of very helpful
aids to assist in deciphering them that are available >from the LDS
folks. The hand written parts, however, can be really easy or
downright impossible!

If anyone knows of an English translation of this kind, please let me know.
Thank you,

Judy Landauer Shelley, Idaho, USA


Re: "twenty-three souls, big and little..." #usa

Ken Robinson <kenrob39@...>
 

Thank you, Sally, for your response.

My names were >from "The Grandees, America's Sephardic Elite" p. 56 by
Stephen Birmingham.

"Many records of America's first Jewish community are lost or incomplete and
are complicated by Marrano aliases. But >from what can be pieced together
about them, it seems probable that the twenty-three consisted of six family
heads--four men (with their wives) and two other women who in all likelihood
were widows, since they were counted separately--and thirteen young people.
The heads of these families were Asser Levy, Abraham Israel De Piza (or
Dias), David Israel Faro, Mose Lumbroso, and--the two women--Judith (or
Judica) Mercado (or De Mercado, or De Mereda) and Ricke (or Rachel) Nunes."

I quite understand that many people picked up and moved to various ports and
traveled between the Caribbean ports controlled by the Dutch West Indies
Company and Amsterdam, Netherlands, etc. as trading opportunities afforded
themselves.

I understand that of these six named above, only Asser Levy stayed until his
death in 1682.

I have an ancestor, Solomon Israel (1710-1795). He married 1734 in
Hempstead, Nassau Co., NY. How do I connect him to his parents? The
Israels in Malcolm Stern's book are even more recent than my Solomon.

I assumed that Early American doesn't come much earlier than 1710 (or 1654).
And "Israel" as a surname is about as common as Smith or Jones.

Does anyone have a suggestion of where else to look?

Ken Robinson San Diego (nowhere near NYC)


Early American SIG #USA RE: "twenty-three souls, big and little..." #usa

Ken Robinson <kenrob39@...>
 

Thank you, Sally, for your response.

My names were >from "The Grandees, America's Sephardic Elite" p. 56 by
Stephen Birmingham.

"Many records of America's first Jewish community are lost or incomplete and
are complicated by Marrano aliases. But >from what can be pieced together
about them, it seems probable that the twenty-three consisted of six family
heads--four men (with their wives) and two other women who in all likelihood
were widows, since they were counted separately--and thirteen young people.
The heads of these families were Asser Levy, Abraham Israel De Piza (or
Dias), David Israel Faro, Mose Lumbroso, and--the two women--Judith (or
Judica) Mercado (or De Mercado, or De Mereda) and Ricke (or Rachel) Nunes."

I quite understand that many people picked up and moved to various ports and
traveled between the Caribbean ports controlled by the Dutch West Indies
Company and Amsterdam, Netherlands, etc. as trading opportunities afforded
themselves.

I understand that of these six named above, only Asser Levy stayed until his
death in 1682.

I have an ancestor, Solomon Israel (1710-1795). He married 1734 in
Hempstead, Nassau Co., NY. How do I connect him to his parents? The
Israels in Malcolm Stern's book are even more recent than my Solomon.

I assumed that Early American doesn't come much earlier than 1710 (or 1654).
And "Israel" as a surname is about as common as Smith or Jones.

Does anyone have a suggestion of where else to look?

Ken Robinson San Diego (nowhere near NYC)