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Romania doculments #romania

Roberta Berman <rbrta@...>
 

There are several documents (some with photos) being offered for sale on a
large online auction site.
I found them by doing a search for "Romania Jewish" and for "Romania
Judaica."

Roberta Berman
Southern California


Romania SIG #Romania Romania doculments #romania

Roberta Berman <rbrta@...>
 

There are several documents (some with photos) being offered for sale on a
large online auction site.
I found them by doing a search for "Romania Jewish" and for "Romania
Judaica."

Roberta Berman
Southern California


shetl near Kiev #general

Cindy POTTER Taylor <knife-princess@...>
 

Genners,

After a lengthy conversation with a long lost cousin I finally found out the
name of the village/hamlet/shetl/town of a branch of my Boston family. He
didn't know how to spell it so we both came up with phonics of Ritzuv.
He did say that it was very near Kiev.

Those who love a challenge...........can you help me out?

Please email me directly....

Cindy Potter Taylor
Boynton Beach, FL

Researching PLOSHCHOCK-Pinsk
POTTER-Portland, Lewiston & Bangor, Maine; POTTER-Chelsea, Mass


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen shetl near Kiev #general

Cindy POTTER Taylor <knife-princess@...>
 

Genners,

After a lengthy conversation with a long lost cousin I finally found out the
name of the village/hamlet/shetl/town of a branch of my Boston family. He
didn't know how to spell it so we both came up with phonics of Ritzuv.
He did say that it was very near Kiev.

Those who love a challenge...........can you help me out?

Please email me directly....

Cindy Potter Taylor
Boynton Beach, FL

Researching PLOSHCHOCK-Pinsk
POTTER-Portland, Lewiston & Bangor, Maine; POTTER-Chelsea, Mass


Re: Faded paper #general

David Kravitz
 

Patricia Wilson asked
"I have just come across a major genealogical find in the form of a typed
page - 1967 - of family information going back to the mid 1880s.
Unfortunately I can only make out very little of the wording as the page has
faded - any advice as to how to 'bring back the lettering' would be
appreciated."

Try scanning the page into a computer and then use a photo processor such as
Photoshop. Turn the image first into a negative, white words on a black
background and then manipulate it. there is a good chance you will be able
to read the words. Good luck.

David Kravitz
Netanya, Israel


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Faded paper #general

David Kravitz
 

Patricia Wilson asked
"I have just come across a major genealogical find in the form of a typed
page - 1967 - of family information going back to the mid 1880s.
Unfortunately I can only make out very little of the wording as the page has
faded - any advice as to how to 'bring back the lettering' would be
appreciated."

Try scanning the page into a computer and then use a photo processor such as
Photoshop. Turn the image first into a negative, white words on a black
background and then manipulate it. there is a good chance you will be able
to read the words. Good luck.

David Kravitz
Netanya, Israel


Faded paper - how to restore to be able to read? #general

Nigel Wilson <wilsonettes@...>
 

Help please.

I have just come across a major genealogical find in the form of a typed
page - 1967 - of family information going back to the mid 1880s.

Unfortunately I can only make out very little of the wording as the page has
faded - any advice as to how to 'bring back the lettering' would be
appreciated.

Thank you.

Patricia Wilson (Israel)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Faded paper - how to restore to be able to read? #general

Nigel Wilson <wilsonettes@...>
 

Help please.

I have just come across a major genealogical find in the form of a typed
page - 1967 - of family information going back to the mid 1880s.

Unfortunately I can only make out very little of the wording as the page has
faded - any advice as to how to 'bring back the lettering' would be
appreciated.

Thank you.

Patricia Wilson (Israel)


Re: Index for "Lost Jewish Community of the West Side Flats"? #general

Sam Wolff <baalh@...>
 

I can't answer your question, but I have in my library a book that may be of
interest to you, since it discusses the Jewish community of St. Paul. The book
is W. Gunther Plaut, The Jews in Minnesota: The First Seventy-five Years. New
York 1959.

Sam WOLFF, Jerusalem (formerly Chicago)
researching HARAVON and AMADO, Craiova; WOLFF, Braila; LIGIER, Bulgaria;
SACHS, Prussia/Baltimore; SCHWEITZER, Russia/Chicago; FEIBEL, Germany;
GOROVOY, Belarus/Chicago; BASKIN, Pinsk/Chicago; ROJESKY, Ukraine/Minneapolis;
GORDON, Russia/Minnesota; KOSSOWER/KASSOWER/KAUFMAN and BERLEWI, Nowy Dwor,
Poland/Chicago and TUCHTEN, Bucharest/Chicago.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Index for "Lost Jewish Community of the West Side Flats"? #general

Sam Wolff <baalh@...>
 

I can't answer your question, but I have in my library a book that may be of
interest to you, since it discusses the Jewish community of St. Paul. The book
is W. Gunther Plaut, The Jews in Minnesota: The First Seventy-five Years. New
York 1959.

Sam WOLFF, Jerusalem (formerly Chicago)
researching HARAVON and AMADO, Craiova; WOLFF, Braila; LIGIER, Bulgaria;
SACHS, Prussia/Baltimore; SCHWEITZER, Russia/Chicago; FEIBEL, Germany;
GOROVOY, Belarus/Chicago; BASKIN, Pinsk/Chicago; ROJESKY, Ukraine/Minneapolis;
GORDON, Russia/Minnesota; KOSSOWER/KASSOWER/KAUFMAN and BERLEWI, Nowy Dwor,
Poland/Chicago and TUCHTEN, Bucharest/Chicago.


Re: Jewish Institute in St. Petersburg, Russia #galicia

Stan Goodman <SPAM_FOILER@...>
 

Several years ago, my husband and I visited the Jewish cemetery in Podhajce,
Ukraine. We noticed that the tombstones had numbers on them. I was told
recently that these numbers were done for a survey by the Jewish Institute
in St. Petersberg. Does anyone know about this organization and how I might
go about contacting them?

Jean Rosenbaum
This is exactly the kind of question that can be answered with great ease,
within seconds, by a query to Google. (Last time I wrote a sentence like
that here I was deluged with emails telling me that the respective writers
use some other search engine, which is not the point.) I just made such a
search, using the search terms <jewish community petersburg> (no quotes, no
brackets), because there are many Jewish institutions in that city, and one
approach would be to write to the community and ask them your question.

The search was completed in about a tenth of a second, and resulted in
nearly 900 thousand hits (not all pertinent). Among them you might find a
good candidate for the institute you seek. In any case, the postal address
of the community is on their website.

Google is your friend, and there are more resources on the Internet than
just JewishGen.

--
Stan Goodman, Qiryat Tiv'on, Israel

Searching:
NEACHOWICZ/NOACHOWICZ, NEJMAN/NAJMAN, SURALSKI: Lomza Gubernia
ISMACH: Lomza Gubernia, Galicia, and Ukraina
HERTANU, ABRAMOVICI, LAUER: Dorohoi District, Romania
GRISARU, VATARU: Iasi, Dorohoi, and Mileanca, Romania

See my interactive family tree (requires Java 1.1.6 or better). the URL is:
http://www.hashkedim.com

For reasons connected with anti-spam/junk security, the return address is
not valid. To communicate with me, please visit my website (see the URL
above -- no Java required for this purpose) and fill in the email form
there.

MODERATOR NOTE: A Google search of "jewish institute petersburg" (without
quotes) narrows the search.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Jewish Institute in St. Petersburg, Russia #general

Stan Goodman <SPAM_FOILER@...>
 

Several years ago, my husband and I visited the Jewish cemetery in Podhajce,
Ukraine. We noticed that the tombstones had numbers on them. I was told
recently that these numbers were done for a survey by the Jewish Institute
in St. Petersberg. Does anyone know about this organization and how I might
go about contacting them?

Jean Rosenbaum
This is exactly the kind of question that can be answered with great ease,
within seconds, by a query to Google. (Last time I wrote a sentence like
that here I was deluged with emails telling me that the respective writers
use some other search engine, which is not the point.) I just made such a
search, using the search terms <jewish community petersburg> (no quotes, no
brackets), because there are many Jewish institutions in that city, and one
approach would be to write to the community and ask them your question.

The search was completed in about a tenth of a second, and resulted in
nearly 900 thousand hits (not all pertinent). Among them you might find a
good candidate for the institute you seek. In any case, the postal address
of the community is on their website.

Google is your friend, and there are more resources on the Internet than
just JewishGen.

--
Stan Goodman, Qiryat Tiv'on, Israel

Searching:
NEACHOWICZ/NOACHOWICZ, NEJMAN/NAJMAN, SURALSKI: Lomza Gubernia
ISMACH: Lomza Gubernia, Galicia, and Ukraina
HERTANU, ABRAMOVICI, LAUER: Dorohoi District, Romania
GRISARU, VATARU: Iasi, Dorohoi, and Mileanca, Romania

See my interactive family tree (requires Java 1.1.6 or better). the URL is:
http://www.hashkedim.com

For reasons connected with anti-spam/junk security, the return address is
not valid. To communicate with me, please visit my website (see the URL
above -- no Java required for this purpose) and fill in the email form
there.

MODERATOR NOTE: A Google search of "jewish institute petersburg" (without
quotes) narrows the search.


Search for family members from Ilya and Dolhinov #lithuania

anntte blum <ablum13@...>
 

I would be most thankful for any help I can get in searching for my
family relatves. Any information about them would be most appreciated.

My mother's sisters lived in ILYA. ROCHEL was married to Zeev Wolf
Brochin and they had three children. MARA FAYGE was married to Yaakov
Broide and had six children.

My grandparents, who came to America, were Nachama (nee Kopolowitz)
and Yitzchak Yosef Epstein >from Ilya.

My mother also had a brother AVROHOM BER EPSTEIN, who was a shohet in
Dolhinov. He was married to Dvorah , the daughter of a shohet in Dolhinov.
They had four children.

Thank you very much. Annette Blum ablum13@hotmail.com

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately with family information.


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Search for family members from Ilya and Dolhinov #lithuania

anntte blum <ablum13@...>
 

I would be most thankful for any help I can get in searching for my
family relatves. Any information about them would be most appreciated.

My mother's sisters lived in ILYA. ROCHEL was married to Zeev Wolf
Brochin and they had three children. MARA FAYGE was married to Yaakov
Broide and had six children.

My grandparents, who came to America, were Nachama (nee Kopolowitz)
and Yitzchak Yosef Epstein >from Ilya.

My mother also had a brother AVROHOM BER EPSTEIN, who was a shohet in
Dolhinov. He was married to Dvorah , the daughter of a shohet in Dolhinov.
They had four children.

Thank you very much. Annette Blum ablum13@hotmail.com

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately with family information.


Lazdijai Rabbinate Death Records, 1918-1940 #poland

Howard Margol
 

Lazdijai is a town that has been in both Poland and Lithuania, and for
which records exist in both the Polish and Lithuanian Archives. Many records
for the town (called Lozdzieje in Polish) >from the Suwalk Branch of the
Polish State Archives have been indexed and are searchable in the
JRI-Poland database.

The Lazdijai Rabbinate Death Records, 1918-1940 are in the process of being
translated into English at the Historical Archive in Vilnius under the
auspices of LitvakSIG. These particular records were never filmed and are
only available >from the Lithuanian State Historical Archive in Vilnius
(LVIA). These records will be added to the LitvakSIG All-Lithuania
Database, but probably not for a year or so.

To find out more about this project, and how you can receive an Excel
spreadsheet containing all of the Lazdijia Rabbinate Death Records,
1918-1940, please write me privately at homargol@aol.com

Howard Margol
President, LitvakSIG


COHN #ukraine

Paul and Debbie Weiss <ancesthntr@...>
 

I would suggest looking at their immigration records, specifically their
respective applications for US citizenship (search at the National
Archives). On these forms they must list the ship they came in on, as well
as their original names as listed in the ship's manifest. Further, the
manifest will have their hometown listed (or, if you're not so lucky, just
the province). At any rate, this is how I've tracked down much more
information regarding several of my immigrant forebearers. Oh, a plus is
that if you get ahold of their immigration file at the National Archives,
you'll see their Nationalization Certificate, which has a contemporary photo
of them.

BTW, I know a family named COHN, though the father married a non-Jew so none
of the kids are Jewish.

Best of luck,

Paul Weiss
San Antonio, TX

Searching for: VASHEVNIKOV, BROVINSKY, LANBAUM/LASSBAUM, YETNIKOFF and
NAIZTAT in Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine;
VASHEVNIKOV in Liubavas, Lithuania
BENOWITZ, BEJNUMOVICH, ZLATUS and SPOCH in Zhitomir, Ukraine;
GITELMAN/GITTLEMAN in Bialystok, Poland;
DOLINSKY and PAVELSKY in Orla, Poland; and
MIGDAL, ROTHSTEIN, PIORO, TRACZ, JELEN/YELEN, and BORNSTEIN in Kosow Lacki,
Poland


JRI Poland #Poland Lazdijai Rabbinate Death Records, 1918-1940 #poland

Howard Margol
 

Lazdijai is a town that has been in both Poland and Lithuania, and for
which records exist in both the Polish and Lithuanian Archives. Many records
for the town (called Lozdzieje in Polish) >from the Suwalk Branch of the
Polish State Archives have been indexed and are searchable in the
JRI-Poland database.

The Lazdijai Rabbinate Death Records, 1918-1940 are in the process of being
translated into English at the Historical Archive in Vilnius under the
auspices of LitvakSIG. These particular records were never filmed and are
only available >from the Lithuanian State Historical Archive in Vilnius
(LVIA). These records will be added to the LitvakSIG All-Lithuania
Database, but probably not for a year or so.

To find out more about this project, and how you can receive an Excel
spreadsheet containing all of the Lazdijia Rabbinate Death Records,
1918-1940, please write me privately at homargol@aol.com

Howard Margol
President, LitvakSIG


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine COHN #ukraine

Paul and Debbie Weiss <ancesthntr@...>
 

I would suggest looking at their immigration records, specifically their
respective applications for US citizenship (search at the National
Archives). On these forms they must list the ship they came in on, as well
as their original names as listed in the ship's manifest. Further, the
manifest will have their hometown listed (or, if you're not so lucky, just
the province). At any rate, this is how I've tracked down much more
information regarding several of my immigrant forebearers. Oh, a plus is
that if you get ahold of their immigration file at the National Archives,
you'll see their Nationalization Certificate, which has a contemporary photo
of them.

BTW, I know a family named COHN, though the father married a non-Jew so none
of the kids are Jewish.

Best of luck,

Paul Weiss
San Antonio, TX

Searching for: VASHEVNIKOV, BROVINSKY, LANBAUM/LASSBAUM, YETNIKOFF and
NAIZTAT in Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine;
VASHEVNIKOV in Liubavas, Lithuania
BENOWITZ, BEJNUMOVICH, ZLATUS and SPOCH in Zhitomir, Ukraine;
GITELMAN/GITTLEMAN in Bialystok, Poland;
DOLINSKY and PAVELSKY in Orla, Poland; and
MIGDAL, ROTHSTEIN, PIORO, TRACZ, JELEN/YELEN, and BORNSTEIN in Kosow Lacki,
Poland


Russian Translation Requested: VM9160, VM9161, VM9162, VM9163 #poland

stephen cohen
 

I have just recently obtained copies of a few birth certificates and
one death certificate of people that I believe may be related to my
ggf, Szmul Bojankowski. His parents were Jankiel Bojankosky and Ruchla
Miriam Liskiecz. I was hoping someone could help translate them.

Here are the direct links:

1) VM9160 Srul Lejb Bojankosky's Birth Certificate:
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=9160

2) VM9161 Gitla Bojankosky's Birth Certificate:
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=9161

3) VM9162 Gitla Bojanksosky's Death Certificate:
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=9162

4) VM9163 Misej Bojankosky's Birth Certificate
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=9163

Please send any responses directly to me at cohens4@gmail.com.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Stephen Cohen
Freehold, NJ


ViewMate request: Letters from Ukraine #ukraine

Judith Berlowitz <judigenie@...>
 

Dear Ukr-SIGgers,
I've just posted on VM 9154-8, in 5 installments, a
letter written in 1966 by a family member of Jacob
ASHKIN. The name on his passport was Jacob JACHKIND.
His parents' names were Semyon and Chana (Anna)
Berelowitz Jachkind. He emigrated at age 18 in 1913,
from Ekaterinoslav, with his younger brother, Gitel
(Herbert), and this may be the only letter to Jacob
from "home" that remains (he died in 1967). I would
very much appreciate knowing the content and learning
the names and fates of other family members. They
appear to have settled in Kharkiv, as there are other
letters addressed to Jacob's brother >from there.
You may find the letter + envelope at the following
ViewMate sites:
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=9154
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=9155
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=9156
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=9157
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=9158

I now have most of the information >from the envelope,
thanks to Gary Goldberg and Joseph Asch, So now it is
the letter I'd like translated.

Please send all messages directly to me.
Gratefully,
Judith Berlowitz