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Weissensee cemetery in Berlin #general

Steve Orlen
 

Dear Cousins,

Today I received an email >from Angelika, a genner who lives in Berlin,
volunteering to visit the cemetery on my behalf. Thanks to the several of you
who kindly offered.

Best, Steve Orlen
Tucson, AZ


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Weissensee cemetery in Berlin #general

Steve Orlen
 

Dear Cousins,

Today I received an email >from Angelika, a genner who lives in Berlin,
volunteering to visit the cemetery on my behalf. Thanks to the several of you
who kindly offered.

Best, Steve Orlen
Tucson, AZ


Need phone call in Moscow #general

Deborah Dworski <ddworski@...>
 

Hello,
Is there someone residing in Moscow who could please make a phone call on my
behalf? I have the names of several Russian veterans of WWII who live in
Russia and may be related to me. I would like to try to contact them. I
have a telephone number for a Russian government official who will provide
the men's addresses and/or telephone numbers, but I need someone who speaks
Russian to place the call on my behalf.

Thank you in advance.

Deborah Dworski
Arlington, Virginia U.S.A.

searching: DWORSKI, MINSKI, BRAMA, BRUNEWICZ, GRZEBIEN, SONNENBLUM, STUPP,
SCHIEBER, KOFFLER, SCHNEID

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JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Need phone call in Moscow #general

Deborah Dworski <ddworski@...>
 

Hello,
Is there someone residing in Moscow who could please make a phone call on my
behalf? I have the names of several Russian veterans of WWII who live in
Russia and may be related to me. I would like to try to contact them. I
have a telephone number for a Russian government official who will provide
the men's addresses and/or telephone numbers, but I need someone who speaks
Russian to place the call on my behalf.

Thank you in advance.

Deborah Dworski
Arlington, Virginia U.S.A.

searching: DWORSKI, MINSKI, BRAMA, BRUNEWICZ, GRZEBIEN, SONNENBLUM, STUPP,
SCHIEBER, KOFFLER, SCHNEID

MODERATOR NOTE: Please respond privately
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KRAINDLA and TOVA #general

chetreanu_gen@noos.fr <chetreanu_gen@...>
 

Dear Genners,

I want to thank all of you who have kindly send or posted comments about my
questions about the KRAINDLA and TOVA surnames !

Shabbat Shalom,

Francois Efraim Chetreanu
Paris, France


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen KRAINDLA and TOVA #general

chetreanu_gen@noos.fr <chetreanu_gen@...>
 

Dear Genners,

I want to thank all of you who have kindly send or posted comments about my
questions about the KRAINDLA and TOVA surnames !

Shabbat Shalom,

Francois Efraim Chetreanu
Paris, France


Harry RAVITZ / Joseph SASSON #general

linda mason <emisarys@...>
 

Dear JewishGeners,
I am looking for any information that would put some puzzle pieces together for
me, since my immediate family has either passed on, or doesn't talk. I'm looking
for relatives of Harry & Fannie RAVITZ. Harry is listed on the 1930 census as a
painter >from Russia, spoke hebrew, children are Murray, Beatrice, Adolf (who died
WW2), and Anette. There is no record of him coming into the Ellis Island port,
and they lived in Suffolk, Ma.
Also looking for relatives of Joseph & Rachel SASSON. Joseph entered at Ellis
Island 8/29/1920, >from Jerusalem, Palestine, must have married Rachel SAYEG
(born Alexandria Egypt) in America, date unknown. I believe Joseph's brother
Alberto Sasson lives in New York. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you & Shalom,
Linda Mason


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Harry RAVITZ / Joseph SASSON #general

linda mason <emisarys@...>
 

Dear JewishGeners,
I am looking for any information that would put some puzzle pieces together for
me, since my immediate family has either passed on, or doesn't talk. I'm looking
for relatives of Harry & Fannie RAVITZ. Harry is listed on the 1930 census as a
painter >from Russia, spoke hebrew, children are Murray, Beatrice, Adolf (who died
WW2), and Anette. There is no record of him coming into the Ellis Island port,
and they lived in Suffolk, Ma.
Also looking for relatives of Joseph & Rachel SASSON. Joseph entered at Ellis
Island 8/29/1920, >from Jerusalem, Palestine, must have married Rachel SAYEG
(born Alexandria Egypt) in America, date unknown. I believe Joseph's brother
Alberto Sasson lives in New York. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you & Shalom,
Linda Mason


Re: "Oreh".. It's Orhei - city and a 'raion' (county/district) #general

Nick <tulse04-news@...>
 

See http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/Orhei/

Also http://www.jewishgen.org/cemetery/e-europe/moldova.html which refers to
the cemetery there.

Maybe there is an appropriate SIG (Romanian or Moldavian if such a one
exists) that might assist?

Nick Landau
London, UK

COHNREICH (Anklam, Germany Krajenka, Poland) ATLAS (Wielkie Oczy (near
Lvov/Lemberg), Poland) WEITZMAN (Cracow), WECHSLER(Schwabach, Germany)
KOHN/WEISSKOPF (Wallerstein and Kleinerdlingen,Germany) LANDAU (only adopted
on leaving Belarus or later)/FREDKIN (?) (Gomel, Mogilev, Chernigov, Belarus)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: "Oreh".. It's Orhei - city and a 'raion' (county/district) #general

Nick <tulse04-news@...>
 

See http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/Orhei/

Also http://www.jewishgen.org/cemetery/e-europe/moldova.html which refers to
the cemetery there.

Maybe there is an appropriate SIG (Romanian or Moldavian if such a one
exists) that might assist?

Nick Landau
London, UK

COHNREICH (Anklam, Germany Krajenka, Poland) ATLAS (Wielkie Oczy (near
Lvov/Lemberg), Poland) WEITZMAN (Cracow), WECHSLER(Schwabach, Germany)
KOHN/WEISSKOPF (Wallerstein and Kleinerdlingen,Germany) LANDAU (only adopted
on leaving Belarus or later)/FREDKIN (?) (Gomel, Mogilev, Chernigov, Belarus)


Seeking Descendants of Sigmund and Gisela REININGER, and Walter REININGER #general

Carol Monahan <cmonahan26@...>
 

I am trying to help someone in France locate cousins in the U.S. She is the
granddaughter of Sigmund and Gisela REININGER. She knows that Gisela and her
son, Walter REININGER (born in Vienna in 1902) came to the U.S. after WWII.
Walter died in Baltimore in Feb 1969 and had a daughter, Ruth (born in
Vienna in 1937), who married someone named MILLER.

If you have any information about descendants, please contact me privately.
Thank you.

Carol LEVY MONAHAN
Metairie, LA USA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Seeking Descendants of Sigmund and Gisela REININGER, and Walter REININGER #general

Carol Monahan <cmonahan26@...>
 

I am trying to help someone in France locate cousins in the U.S. She is the
granddaughter of Sigmund and Gisela REININGER. She knows that Gisela and her
son, Walter REININGER (born in Vienna in 1902) came to the U.S. after WWII.
Walter died in Baltimore in Feb 1969 and had a daughter, Ruth (born in
Vienna in 1937), who married someone named MILLER.

If you have any information about descendants, please contact me privately.
Thank you.

Carol LEVY MONAHAN
Metairie, LA USA


Searching the American Jewish Year Book #lithuania

Joel Ratner
 

I have been asked to expand on my comment about the searchable nature of the
American Jewish Year Book which is online at www.ajcarchives.org . Each
volume of the AJYB is in a searchable PDF format. Once opened, the volume
can be searched for any text of your choosing within Adobe Reader by
selecting "Search", entering your search criteria and letting Adobe Reader
do the rest. Just be advised you must have the exact spelling for this to
work. The spellings I have encountered for towns of interest to Litvaks
include Vilna, Kovno and Gedrovitch [this one was new to me]. It is useful
to do a search on Vilna and Kovno even if these are not your towns of
interest, because in many cases, other towns are listed as [town, Kovno
gub.] or something similar. A search on Kovno and Vilna would therefore
capture most instances of other Lithuanian towns.


Joel Ratner


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Searching the American Jewish Year Book #lithuania

Joel Ratner
 

I have been asked to expand on my comment about the searchable nature of the
American Jewish Year Book which is online at www.ajcarchives.org . Each
volume of the AJYB is in a searchable PDF format. Once opened, the volume
can be searched for any text of your choosing within Adobe Reader by
selecting "Search", entering your search criteria and letting Adobe Reader
do the rest. Just be advised you must have the exact spelling for this to
work. The spellings I have encountered for towns of interest to Litvaks
include Vilna, Kovno and Gedrovitch [this one was new to me]. It is useful
to do a search on Vilna and Kovno even if these are not your towns of
interest, because in many cases, other towns are listed as [town, Kovno
gub.] or something similar. A search on Kovno and Vilna would therefore
capture most instances of other Lithuanian towns.


Joel Ratner


Re: WWI events in Lithuania #lithuania

Martin Fischer
 

Joel Ratner <joelrat1@hotmail.com> recommended using the American Jewish
Year Book,which is available in pdf files online at www.ajcarchives.org,
as a source for historical information.

I second that endorsement, and would add a brief explanation of a somewhat
tedious, but potentially productive way of using this source of Jewish and
family history information.

After accessing this site, click on the link at the top of the home page to
get to the "American Jewish Yearbooks, 1899-present" page. This will display
a list of the yearbooks in chronological order.

Click on the yearbook of interest to you. That will open the pdf file of
that particular volume.

Next, click on the search icon, which looks like a pair of binoculars, at
the top left of the window. In the "What word or phrase?" box on the right,
type your area of interest, perhaps Lithuania, or a specific shtetl or city,
or a specific surname. Click on search, then be patient because the first
time you search a particular volume in a session it may take two or three
minutes.

In the 1917-1918 volume, for example, a search for the word Lithuania brings
up nine occurrences of the word in that volume. Then, one at a time,
clicking on each item listed in the results box displays the page on which
Lithuania is mentioned. Each page of interest can be printed out, and you
can navigate to the preceding or following page if necessary.

I have used this process to find some brief mentions of some of my ancestors
who were active in various Jewish communal or fraternal organizations in the
U.S. in the early 20th Century.

As I said, this can be rather time-consuming and tedious. I would be
interested in hearing if someone has developed a more convenient or more
useful way of searching through these yearbooks.

Martin Fischer
Oak Park Illinois, USA

-----------
The Fischer and Levin family history Web site is at:
http://mefischer1.home.comcast.net/


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Re: WWI events in Lithuania #lithuania

Martin Fischer
 

Joel Ratner <joelrat1@hotmail.com> recommended using the American Jewish
Year Book,which is available in pdf files online at www.ajcarchives.org,
as a source for historical information.

I second that endorsement, and would add a brief explanation of a somewhat
tedious, but potentially productive way of using this source of Jewish and
family history information.

After accessing this site, click on the link at the top of the home page to
get to the "American Jewish Yearbooks, 1899-present" page. This will display
a list of the yearbooks in chronological order.

Click on the yearbook of interest to you. That will open the pdf file of
that particular volume.

Next, click on the search icon, which looks like a pair of binoculars, at
the top left of the window. In the "What word or phrase?" box on the right,
type your area of interest, perhaps Lithuania, or a specific shtetl or city,
or a specific surname. Click on search, then be patient because the first
time you search a particular volume in a session it may take two or three
minutes.

In the 1917-1918 volume, for example, a search for the word Lithuania brings
up nine occurrences of the word in that volume. Then, one at a time,
clicking on each item listed in the results box displays the page on which
Lithuania is mentioned. Each page of interest can be printed out, and you
can navigate to the preceding or following page if necessary.

I have used this process to find some brief mentions of some of my ancestors
who were active in various Jewish communal or fraternal organizations in the
U.S. in the early 20th Century.

As I said, this can be rather time-consuming and tedious. I would be
interested in hearing if someone has developed a more convenient or more
useful way of searching through these yearbooks.

Martin Fischer
Oak Park Illinois, USA

-----------
The Fischer and Levin family history Web site is at:
http://mefischer1.home.comcast.net/


Looking for an electronic copy of the Bialystoker Yizkor Book #poland

Aline Lambert <aline.lambert@...>
 

Dear All. fellow researchers,

Would anyone have an electronic copy of the Bialystoker Yizkor Book?
I have a hard copy, but would appreciate help in locating the names
MACZYCKI / MOSHITSKI as well as BRAMS throughout the book.
Thank you very very much in advance!

Aline Lambert
New York

Searching
STOLOVITSKY / STOLOWICKI / STOLOWYCKI >from Volkovysk; MASZYCKI /
MOSHITSKY >from Grajewo and Augustow; LIMKOWSKI & FERBER >from
Chrzanow, Krakow, Warsaw; WAJNRYB / WEINRIB >from Szydlow; BLASZKA
from Ostrowo, Lodz; ZYLBERSTAJN / SILBERSTEIN / ZILBERSTEIN >from
Szydlow, Kielce; DIAMENT >from Szydlow.


JRI Poland #Poland Looking for an electronic copy of the Bialystoker Yizkor Book #poland

Aline Lambert <aline.lambert@...>
 

Dear All. fellow researchers,

Would anyone have an electronic copy of the Bialystoker Yizkor Book?
I have a hard copy, but would appreciate help in locating the names
MACZYCKI / MOSHITSKI as well as BRAMS throughout the book.
Thank you very very much in advance!

Aline Lambert
New York

Searching
STOLOVITSKY / STOLOWICKI / STOLOWYCKI >from Volkovysk; MASZYCKI /
MOSHITSKY >from Grajewo and Augustow; LIMKOWSKI & FERBER >from
Chrzanow, Krakow, Warsaw; WAJNRYB / WEINRIB >from Szydlow; BLASZKA
from Ostrowo, Lodz; ZYLBERSTAJN / SILBERSTEIN / ZILBERSTEIN >from
Szydlow, Kielce; DIAMENT >from Szydlow.


Re: Ancestor - Drozdiasz #poland

Naidia Woolf <rnwoolf@...>
 

I just came across the name Mosze DROZDZIARZ who was born in Gur, Poland in
1885 to Yaakov & Bluma DROZDZIARZ. I found his name (and particulars)
while searching the Central Database of Shoah Victims' Name on the Yad
Vashem database. Mosze perished in the Shoah.

I'm wondering whether Mosze was related to my maternal grandparents,
Israel and Sarah Rachel (nee Safirstein) ROSE, formerly DROZDIASZ (also
RAUS). Israel and his wife (and 2 young daughters), were >from Karczew,
Poland. The family emigrated to England circa 1900. I'm particularly
interested in knowing whether any of the DROZDIASZ family >from Poland
survived the Holocaust. (Please note that the family name is already
registered in Family Finder.)

Naidia Woolf

Researching:

DROZDIASZ (or variants), Karczew, Poland
SAFIRSTEIN (or variants), Karczew, Poland
KUJAWSKI, Lodz, Poland
ISAACS (family of Solomon and Sarah), Birminghaml England/Poland (town
unknown)
MORRIS, Poland (town unknown)
SHORN (family of Morris & Yenta), London, England, Poland (town unknown)
ZONENBERG, Poland (town, unknown - possibly Lodz)


JRI Poland #Poland RE: Ancestor - Drozdiasz #poland

Naidia Woolf <rnwoolf@...>
 

I just came across the name Mosze DROZDZIARZ who was born in Gur, Poland in
1885 to Yaakov & Bluma DROZDZIARZ. I found his name (and particulars)
while searching the Central Database of Shoah Victims' Name on the Yad
Vashem database. Mosze perished in the Shoah.

I'm wondering whether Mosze was related to my maternal grandparents,
Israel and Sarah Rachel (nee Safirstein) ROSE, formerly DROZDIASZ (also
RAUS). Israel and his wife (and 2 young daughters), were >from Karczew,
Poland. The family emigrated to England circa 1900. I'm particularly
interested in knowing whether any of the DROZDIASZ family >from Poland
survived the Holocaust. (Please note that the family name is already
registered in Family Finder.)

Naidia Woolf

Researching:

DROZDIASZ (or variants), Karczew, Poland
SAFIRSTEIN (or variants), Karczew, Poland
KUJAWSKI, Lodz, Poland
ISAACS (family of Solomon and Sarah), Birminghaml England/Poland (town
unknown)
MORRIS, Poland (town unknown)
SHORN (family of Morris & Yenta), London, England, Poland (town unknown)
ZONENBERG, Poland (town, unknown - possibly Lodz)